Thaddeus McCollum

Thaddeus McCollum
Thaddeus McCollum's reviews only count toward the Tomatometer when published at the following Tomatometer-approved publication(s): Orlando Weekly
Publications: Orlando Weekly

Movie Reviews Only

T-Meter Title | Year
2/5 52% Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker (2019) In trying to please everyone... Rise of Skywalker struggles to please anyone. - Orlando Weekly EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 18, 2019
4/5 97% Dolemite Is My Name (2019) We all love a good comeback story, and this year it looks like it's going to be Eddie Murphy's turn. - Orlando Weekly EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 16, 2019
2.5/5 37% In the Tall Grass (2019) In the end, In the Tall Grass feels like what it basically is - a side project. - Orlando Weekly EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 2, 2019
3/5 89% Blinded by the Light (2019) Just like Springsteen's music, there's a lot of raw emotion underneath the grandiose packaging. - Orlando Weekly EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 14, 2019
4.5/5 98% The Farewell (2019) Wang goes for a very understated and naturalistic tone throughout most the film, but not a scene is squandered. - Orlando Weekly EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 31, 2019
4/5 83% Midsommar (2019) Pugh's performance is nuanced, sympathetic and completely believable. - Orlando Weekly EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 8, 2019
4/5 94% Avengers: Endgame (2019) For the most part, Endgame delivers on the unique brand of humor, action and drama that Marvel has down to a science at this point. - Orlando Weekly EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 23, 2019
3.5/5 71% Teen Spirit (2019) If you've ever seen an underdog movie, be it The Karate Kid or The Mighty Ducks, you know how this story goes. But Teen Spirit's strength lies in how it goes about bringing life to this particular iteration of the age-old story. - Orlando Weekly EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 17, 2019
3.5/5 91% Gloria Bell (2019) It treats its subjects - older adults trying to navigate the world of singlehood - with respect rather than forcing the film to be a formulaic romcom. - Orlando Weekly EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 23, 2019
4/5 88% Ralph Breaks the Internet (2018) Easily one of the funniest family films to come out of the Mouse House in years. - Orlando Weekly EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 21, 2018
2/5 63% The Oath (2018) If you're for some reason wondering if a heated Facebook comment battle would make a good movie, writer-director Ike Barinholtz's new comedy, The Oath, is here to assure you that it wouldn't. - Orlando Weekly EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 17, 2018
4.5/5 99% Eighth Grade (2018) Burnham gets a knockout performance from Elsie Fisher - heretofore mainly known for voice work in the Despicable Me movies and the English dub of Russian children's cartoon Masha and the Bear. - Orlando Weekly EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 1, 2018
2.5/5 83% Beirut (2018) There's little in Beirut to appease critics of the film's authenticity. - Orlando Weekly EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 11, 2018
5/5 96% The Death of Stalin (2018) If satire is dying, then The Death of Stalin, the latest film from Scottish writer-director Armando Iannucci, is a defibrillator, shocking the genre back to life. - Orlando Weekly EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 28, 2018
71% Ferdinand (2017) The film tries to deliver a message about pacifism and being yourself to young kids, but the message it really delivers is that violence is OK as long as you have an excuse. - Orlando Weekly EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 13, 2017
3/5 91% The Disaster Artist (2017) Don't expect much new information to come to light if you've already read Sestero's book on which the film was based, though; despite a bravura performance from James Franco, Wiseau remains as inscrutable as ever. - Orlando Weekly EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 6, 2017
5/5 97% Coco (2017) Coco is easily the best original property Pixar has come up with in roughly a decade. - Orlando Weekly EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 22, 2017
3/5 68% Wonderstruck (2017) Thankfully, skilled direction and a knockout performance from newcomer Millicent Simmonds save Wonderstruck from being yet another forgettable YA adaptation. - Orlando Weekly EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 9, 2017
4/5 96% The Florida Project (2017) Its humanist depiction of families on the fringe of society - an experience that is too often erased from the narrative we tell ourselves about the place where we live - makes it essential viewing. - Orlando Weekly EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 12, 2017
2/5 39% The Mountain Between Us (2017) In trying to merge the disaster and romance genres, the film simply doesn't know which it wants to be most of the time, and ends up doing neither well. - Orlando Weekly EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 4, 2017
4/5 92% Logan Lucky (2017) The endearing charm of the characters - along with a plot that teases the audience with just enough information to keep them wondering what's next - makes Logan Lucky a winner. - Orlando Weekly EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 16, 2017
4/5 66% Alien: Covenant (2017) Covenant manages to bridge the navel-gazing of the first prequel with the edge-of-your-seat tension of the original Alien - with more than a little action thrown in for fans of Aliens. - Orlando Weekly EDIT
Read More | Posted May 17, 2017
3/5 45% The Discovery (2017) McDowell has shown himself to be a young director with a good sense of what makes for good science fiction: namely, keeping the human element the main focus of the story rather than the bells and whistles. - Orlando Weekly EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 29, 2017
2/5 92% Deidra & Laney Rob a Train (2017) Even though there's plenty to like, there's a nagging sense that there should have been more. - Orlando Weekly EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 15, 2017
5/5 88% Burning Sands (2017) It may not be a definitive look at the HBCU Greek experience, but it succeeds in being a nuanced look at the problem of hazing on any college campus. - Orlando Weekly EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 8, 2017
5/5 98% I Am Not Your Negro (2017) It's unlikely to find an audience with anyone who uses the phrase "all lives matter" sincerely or thinks that "social justice warrior" is an insult. More's the pity, but it's their loss. - Orlando Weekly EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 8, 2017
4/5 87% Jackie (2016) The success of any biopic rests squarely on the shoulders of the actor playing the subject, and Natalie Portman harnesses every bit of the strength and fragility she displayed in her Oscar-winning role in 2010's Black Swan to astounding effect. - Orlando Weekly EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 22, 2016
4/5 58% Absolutely Fabulous: The Movie (2016) All in all, it's an extremely satisfying movie for fans of the original television show. - Orlando Weekly EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 21, 2016