Theo Estes

Theo Estes
Theo Estes's reviews only count toward the Tomatometer® when published at the following Tomatometer-approved publication(s): Consequence of Sound The Spool

Movie Reviews Only

T-Meter Title | Year
91% Happiest Season (2020) [I]t is the perfect holiday film for those who want a gay twist on Christmas. - The Spool EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 23, 2020
95% The Life Ahead (2020) [Loren] imbues Rosa with dignity and grace, the portrait of an older woman who, despite her hard life, still has an aura of glamor. - The Spool EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 14, 2020
45% Malasaña 32 (2020) The movie starts to feel like a retread of the same old ghost movies we've been watching for the last three-plus decades. - The Spool EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 21, 2020
26% Books of Blood (2020) This may be a decent fix for those itching for some new Barker, but it's probably better to just revisit one of his classics. - The Spool EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 7, 2020
69% Dancer in the Dark (2000) Dancer in the Dark critiques the relentless optimism of mid-century movie musicals, but it also puts the American cultural narrative under the microscope. - The Spool EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 7, 2020
82% The Boys in the Band (2020) The stigma of being an out queer person has lessened since the '60s, and the self-loathing the characters feel may seem foreign to some queer people today. - The Spool EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 27, 2020
70% The One and Only Ivan (2020) With such limited character building, The One and Only Ivan wastes its cast. - The Spool EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 19, 2020
100% A Thousand Cuts (2020) [I]]t brings attention to the civil rights abuses occurring now in the Philippines, smartly implying how this illiberalism could happen elsewhere. - The Spool EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 10, 2020
100% Mucho Mucho Amor: The Legend of Walter Mercado (2020) Though Tabsch & Constatnini aren't able to give us a glimpse of who Mercado was behind the cape, they adroitly capture his presence and what made him a force of nature in the Latinx world. - The Spool EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 8, 2020
100% Welcome to Chechnya (2020) The fear the refugees live in is given a tangible quality, and the documentary imbues even the most mundane moments with tension. - The Spool EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 29, 2020
47% My Spy (2020) In the end, Segal spends too much time trying to pull at the heartstrings with My Spy, rather than ticking the funny bone. - The Spool EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 15, 2020
98% Blow the Man Down (2020) Krudy and Cole are able to achieve something rare... They give us a world that feels real, and lived in, that existed before the audience and will exist after. - The Spool EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 20, 2020
95% Goldie (2020) Goldie's energy is matched by Shawn Peter's kinetic cinematography, which is paired with animation by Smith & Lee, a colorful and undulating aesthetic reminiscent of Klasky-Csupo. - The Spool EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 25, 2020
74% The Photograph (2020) Rae and Stanfield (not to mention Noel and Adams) are such engaging screen presences, elevating what could have been a trite romance with some real heat. - The Spool EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 13, 2020
66% Gretel & Hansel (2020) ...it can't be completely dismissed; it's visually compelling, and Perkins has a real eye for atmosphere. - The Spool EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 31, 2020
88% Ramen Shop (Ramen teh) (2019) While the first half . . . dabbles in some familiar dynamics, Khoo's loving depictions of the food that frame their story carry the film until it can get to a stronger back half. - The Spool EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 18, 2020
C 22% Men in Black International (2019) Chris Hemsworth and Tessa Thompson's charms can only do so much lifting in a film that falls short everywhere else, be it in story, stakes, or world-building. - Consequence of Sound EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 12, 2019