Tasha Robinson Movie Reviews & Previews - Rotten Tomatoes

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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
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
17% 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
No Score Yet Half the Picture (2017) 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
100% Hereditary (2018) It's a merciless film, crafted for maximum effect.‐ The Verge
Read More | Posted Jan 24, 2018
100% 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
73% 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
40% 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
5% 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
No Score Yet 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
84% 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
91% 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
92% Anna and the Apocalypse (2017) 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
91% 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
86% 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
51% 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
No Score Yet 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
53% 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
16% 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
92% 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
92% 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
29% 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
100% 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
67% 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
52% 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
47% 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
93% Logan (2017) The weight of graphic, grotesque violence hangs over the entire movie. But the daring emotional violence lingers longer, well after the lights go down on the final shot.‐ The Verge
Read More | Posted Feb 17, 2017
89% John Wick: Chapter 2 (2017) John Wick: Chapter 2 is an enjoyable enough expansion on the first film. But its final-act setup for John Wick: Chapter 3 is more trying than promising.‐ The Verge
Read More | Posted Feb 10, 2017
7% Rings (2017) The biggest problem with all of this is the overwhelming sense of apathy the film brings to almost everything.‐ The Verge
Read More | Posted Feb 3, 2017
81% Brigsby Bear (2017) An endlessly surprising little charmer of a film that makes sincerity and sweetness into a cinematic virtue again.‐ The Verge
Read More | Posted Jan 27, 2017
88% I don't feel at home in this world anymore. (2017) [Melanie Lynskey's] a huge asset to the movie, and so is Elijah Wood, playing his fragile-but-kinda-unsettling vibe to the hilt.‐ The Verge
Read More | Posted Jan 25, 2017
67% Give Me Future (Give Me Future: Major Lazer in Cuba) (2017) The cinematography and onstage camera access are terrific - one up-close-and-personal wraparound shot of the stage dancers feels like an immersive VR experience waiting to happen.‐ The Verge
Read More | Posted Jan 25, 2017
80% Colossal (2017) It's the kind of film that's guaranteed to make people angry, but it's still unmissable.‐ The Verge
Read More | Posted Jan 25, 2017
83% The Founder (2017) The Founder is a compelling story about American inspiration, ambition, and greed, but it's fairly agnostic about the actual product being sold. ‐ The Verge
Read More | Posted Jan 19, 2017
20% Underworld: Blood Wars (2017) The entire film has the same blue-and-black color palette, and it gets really samey and visually dreary. It means visibility in a lot of scenes is pretty poor.‐ The Verge
Read More | Posted Jan 10, 2017
100% Bright Lights: Starring Carrie Fisher and Debbie Reynolds (2017) It's a melancholy final visit in light of the recent death of both its subjects. But it's still a rare chance for viewers to sneak behind those weird, eccentric compound gates, and hang out as if they were part of the family.‐ The Verge
Read More | Posted Jan 6, 2017
80% Spectral (2016) For a mainstream supernatural-fantasy war film, Spectral is curiously devoted to rhapsodizing about science, and considering the moral implications of scientific discovery. ‐ The Verge
Read More | Posted Dec 15, 2016
75% The Eyes of My Mother (2016) [Pesce] creates some extreme beauty out of ugliness, and he builds amazing tension out of quiet moments and simple movement.‐ The Verge
Read More | Posted Dec 6, 2016
95% Moana (2016) Moana functions as well as it does because the story team ultimately focused on finding everything about Disney stories that worked in 2016, and improving everything that didn't.‐ The Verge
Read More | Posted Nov 29, 2016
74% Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them (2016) If nothing else, it's fun to see that there's a Potterverse outside Harry Potter himself. His world has always been big enough to sustain other stories. Finally, it has a chance to.‐ The Verge
Read More | Posted Nov 18, 2016
42% The Bad Batch (2017) The bizarre fortune-cookie philosophy of its coda just emphasizes how impoverished this film feels when it comes to unifying themes, or a big picture that would find meaning in all the little incidents.‐ The Verge
Read More | Posted Oct 14, 2016
63% Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children (2016) It feels like a curio -- not an eerie, unexplained one, like the vintage photographs that inspired Riggs' Miss Peregrine trilogy, but a dated and familiar one, yanked out of the dusty old boxes piled up in the Burton archive.‐ The Verge
Read More | Posted Sep 30, 2016
93% Queen of Katwe (2016) Mira Nair's inspirational chess drama Queen of Katwe is remarkable in the simplest but most profound way: it's an American film about Africa that doesn't feel like it was made by tourists.‐ The Verge
Read More | Posted Sep 23, 2016