Tasha Robinson Movie Reviews & Previews - Rotten Tomatoes

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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
80% Apostle (2018) But for the most part, it's a breathlessly oppressive experience, a dark and sometimes strikingly beautiful film that lives up to its most obvious cinematic forefathers.‐ The Verge
Read More | Posted Oct 12, 2018
57% You Might Be the Killer (2018) This isn't challenging filmmaking, but for what it is - a shared social-media joke turned into a shared cultural joke - it's a pretty diverting way for horror fans to spend about 90 minutes.‐ The Verge
Read More | Posted Oct 5, 2018
66% The House with a Clock in Its Walls (2018) The book is a charmingly quaint, deeply eerie supernatural mystery about grief, necromancy, and the apocalypse. The movie version is a shrieking CGI carnival full of poop jokes and barfing pumpkins.‐ The Verge
Read More | Posted Sep 25, 2018
68% Hold the Dark (2018) The story doesn't entirely hold together after the fact... but as is typical for Saulnier, it's shocking and moving while it's actually going on.‐ The Verge
Read More | Posted Sep 13, 2018
89% Freaks (2018) In a world packed with information, it's outright exciting to know so little about where a story is going, or how far it's willing to go to get there.‐ The Verge
Read More | Posted Sep 12, 2018
44% Outlaw King (2018) [David] Mackenzie may be making a point about the exhausting aspects of war... but while Outlaw King is a spectacle worthy of the big screen, its personal and emotional ambitions seem disappointingly small.‐ The Verge
Read More | Posted Sep 10, 2018
46% Elizabeth Harvest (2018) Arguably, Elizabeth Harvest is about those favorite science-fiction standbys: identity, hubris, and humanity's darkest sides.‐ The Verge
Read More | Posted Aug 21, 2018
88% Ant-Man and the Wasp (2018) It's a movie that understands all the variances of scale, and takes the audience along for the ride as they constantly change.‐ The Verge
Read More | Posted Jun 28, 2018
94% Incredibles 2 (2018) With Incredibles 2, Bird keeps finding new ways for his characters to work in concert, to cooperate and collaborate in order to keep escalating the action.‐ The Verge
Read More | Posted Jun 15, 2018
85% Cargo (2018) Thoomi and Andy become important to each other, but neither really understands or connects with the other in any but the shallowest ways, and the way she feels like a plot device more than an integral part of the story is a significant flaw.‐ The Verge
Read More | Posted Apr 24, 2018
80% Jonathan (2018) Jonathan does end up feeling like a hybrid of Fight Club and Charlie Kaufman... And in the end, it doesn't feel like Jonathan fully commits to its own premise.‐ The Verge
Read More | Posted Apr 24, 2018
46% Marrowbone (2018) Its particular flavor of elaborate, genteel nightmare is unusual, but it's as effective as any jump-scare-laden, blood-spattered slasher.‐ The Verge
Read More | Posted Apr 19, 2018
53% Rampage (2018) Rampage presents a relatively convincing and immersive illusion. It's mostly a question of how much a given viewer can thrill to seeing yet another computer-generated city get reduced to ash, smoke, and shards.‐ The Verge
Read More | Posted Apr 12, 2018
44% Pacific Rim Uprising (2018) It pays lip service to having characters with individuality and personality, but over and over, the writers forget about all these things, and just throw monsters and mecha at each other in a big, bright game of smashy-smashy.‐ The Verge
Read More | Posted Mar 23, 2018
80% What Keeps You Alive (2018) It's a movie about action and blood, but the artistry makes the difference.‐ The Verge
Read More | Posted Mar 15, 2018
72% Ready Player One (2018) The human frailties behind the game avatars is a reliable well of humor for Ready Player One, and the script takes full, hilarious advantage.‐ The Verge
Read More | Posted Mar 12, 2018
41% A Wrinkle in Time (2018) It's a pretty take on the story, but it's also a frustratingly safe and squishy one.‐ The Verge
Read More | Posted Mar 9, 2018
87% Annihilation (2018) Annihilation is a portentous movie, and a cerebral one. It's gorgeous and immersive, but distancing. It's exciting more in its sheer ambition and its distinctiveness than in its actual action.‐ The Verge
Read More | Posted Feb 23, 2018
18% The Cloverfield Paradox (2018) The characters are all painfully sincere - but they're also generic, bland, and barely developed. When they inevitably start dying, there's no sense of loss, either for the audience or the crew.‐ The Verge
Read More | Posted Feb 6, 2018
100% Half the Picture (2018) One of the film's greatest values, though, is as a helpful checklist for cinephiles who want to see more terrific films made by women.‐ The Verge
Read More | Posted Feb 1, 2018
89% Hereditary (2018) It's a merciless film, crafted for maximum effect.‐ The Verge
Read More | Posted Jan 24, 2018
95% Robin Williams: Come Inside My Mind (2018) That's the great joy of Come Inside My Mind: not getting a fundamentally new understanding of Williams, but just watching him react in the moment with a sense of humor that always seemed to come directly from the id.‐ The Verge
Read More | Posted Jan 22, 2018
65% Beyond Skyline (2017) Beyond Skyline becomes an enjoyably loopy thrill-ride, full of sudden shifts and turns. ‐ The Verge
Read More | Posted Dec 12, 2017
91% Star Wars: The Last Jedi (2017) [Director Rian Johnson] doesn't radically reinvent Star Wars... But he does dig into the impulses behind the new trilogy's younger characters, cracking them open and examining their psychology in a way Star Wars rarely has.‐ The Verge
Read More | Posted Dec 12, 2017
41% Justice League (2017) Justice League winds up feeling so much like a straw poll for viewers, with a mishmash of everything they might want, all run together.‐ The Verge
Read More | Posted Nov 15, 2017
4% Flatliners (2017) Instead, this is yet another cinematic Frankenstein's monster, stitched together out of scavenged parts, and shocked back to life for no clear or compelling reason.‐ The Verge
Read More | Posted Oct 2, 2017
100% Salyut-7 (2017) But like Argo, Salyut-7 is an edge-of-the-seat experience even when it veers into obviously exaggerated territory.‐ The Verge
Read More | Posted Sep 29, 2017
87% Mary and The Witch's Flower (2018) ... at heart, the story is about excitement, wonder, and exploring the world.‐ The Verge
Read More | Posted Sep 28, 2017
92% Radius (2017) Radius is a high-concept movie from start to finish, and it relies on surprises to keep the story moving.‐ The Verge
Read More | Posted Sep 27, 2017
91% Anna and the Apocalypse (2018) Anna and the Apocalypse is an entertaining blast of fresh air that just happens to include a fine spray of blood.‐ The Verge
Read More | Posted Sep 26, 2017
90% Gerald's Game (2017) Writer-director Mike Flanagan and co-writer Jeff Howard have turned Gerald's Game into one of the most compelling, eerie, memorable Stephen King adaptations to date. ‐ The Verge
Read More | Posted Sep 26, 2017
87% 1922 (2017) ... it's a reminder that King's biggest strengths lie in his unparalleled ability to build tension, create atmosphere, and tell a direct and brutal story, not in his ability to launch profitable many-branched franchises.‐ The Verge
Read More | Posted Sep 25, 2017
50% Downsizing (2017) There's so much to love about Downsizing, in its self-aware dialogue, its consciously corny gags, its sense of creativity and adventure, and its vivid creation of an entire new world.‐ The Verge
Read More | Posted Sep 14, 2017
92% The Shape of Water (2017) The Shape of Water is a breathless film, anchored by [Sally] Hawkins' visible, ardent longing for connection, and her fierce defiance when the things she loves are threatened‐ The Verge
Read More | Posted Sep 13, 2017
79% I Kill Giants (2018) As a first-time film statement, I Kill Giants is particularly assured and remarkable. ‐ The Verge
Read More | Posted Sep 11, 2017
65% Manhunt (2017) It's pretty hilarious, but that only goes so far in an action movie.‐ The Verge
Read More | Posted Sep 11, 2017
85% It (2017) ... Muschietti's eye for striking images is one of the film's core assets... ‐ The Verge
Read More | Posted Sep 6, 2017
16% The Dark Tower (2017) If later [Dark Tower] films do get off the ground, they're going to need to spring from more singular, confident visions than this.‐ The Verge
Read More | Posted Aug 3, 2017
92% Spider-Man: Homecoming (2017) Every time Peter has to choose whether to do his self-appointed job or seize one irreplaceable personal moment with Liz, the strain shows on his face. Civil War made his conflicts big, funny, and thrilling. Homecoming makes them personal.‐ The Verge
Read More | Posted Jun 29, 2017
15% The Mummy (2017) As an introduction, it's functional. As a template for future films, it's a warning that Dark Universe filmmakers are going to need to think about the stories they're telling as much as the stories they're planning.‐ The Verge
Read More | Posted Jun 7, 2017
93% Wonder Woman (2017) The action is crisp and thrilling, but more importantly, it's meaningful... In fierceness and sheer badass fighting prowess, Wonder Woman is a match for the other heroes in her franchise. But in courage and certainty, she tops all of them.‐ The Verge
Read More | Posted Jun 2, 2017
93% Joshua: Teenager vs. Superpower (2017) It's amazing and heartening to see people coming together peacefully, cooperatively, and above all, effectively.‐ The Verge
Read More | Posted May 24, 2017
31% King Arthur: Legend Of The Sword (2017) King Arthur has a vulnerable heart beating somewhere under all the grimy, sweaty muscles lovingly displayed for the camera. It's just buried too often under narrative chaos.‐ The Verge
Read More | Posted May 18, 2017
94% The Endless (2018) Hiccups aside, though, The Endless rapidly develops from a mysterious, elliptical story about cult survivors and strained relationships into a much larger and stranger movie, essentially the Aliens to Resolution's original Alien.‐ The Verge
Read More | Posted May 4, 2017
16% The Circle (2017) Eggers' book pushes past satire into dark farce, where the story's hyperbole feels more like a gag than a coherent warning about the future. The film version doesn't even feel pointed enough to be satire.‐ The Verge
Read More | Posted Apr 28, 2017
68% Life (2017) It's okay to cover the classics; practically every musician wants to play around with their idols' work. But Life feels like a strictly subtractive cover of Alien that loses too much of what made it memorable, and doesn't bring enough new to the table.‐ The Verge
Read More | Posted Mar 24, 2017
71% Beauty and the Beast (2017) It doesn't follow through on many of its gambits. It's much more dedicated to copycatting a classic, while making it bigger, louder, and broader.‐ The Verge
Read More | Posted Mar 23, 2017
54% The Belko Experiment (2017) It could have used a few more weeks on the drafting table, to sharpen its ideas and give it priorities other than gore.‐ The Verge
Read More | Posted Mar 23, 2017
45% Bokeh (2017) Small-budget indie films often have to limit their scope and their sights, but Bokeh takes in enough of the protagonists' deserted, lonely world to feel completely convincing.‐ The Verge
Read More | Posted Mar 23, 2017
99% Get Out (2017) Like so much of Key & Peele's comedy, Get Out is refreshing in its naked, frank aggression about confronting racial issues, with comedy, drama, and sharp, unsparing insight.‐ The Verge
Read More | Posted Feb 24, 2017