Thom Ernst

Thom Ernst
Thom Ernst's reviews only count toward the Tomatometer when published at the following Tomatometer-approved publication(s): Original Cin
Publications: Original Cin

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T-Meter Title | Year
95% Harpoon (2019) Excellent by almost any metric but especially as a clever indie horror, Harpoon lives up to its festival-fueled hyped, and should be seen. - Original Cin EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 11, 2019
A 97% First Love (Hatsukoi) (2019) Miike's films have managed to shock, offend, amuse and entertain. He has been lauded and banned. And yet never, has he created a film that is as much as a crowd-pleasure. The movie is just plain good fun. - Original Cin EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 3, 2019
87% Where's My Roy Cohn? (2019) This scathing documentary from the director of Scotty and the Secret History of Hollywood positions Cohn as evil early and often, for better or worse. - Original Cin EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 1, 2019
C 26% Zeroville (2019) Yes, Zeroville fulfills its promise to be a weird movie, it's just not all that original. - Original Cin EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 20, 2019
A+ 87% Freaks (2019) Freaks is a mind-bending thriller that is subversive enough to be rebellious, and in this era of CGI superhero cinema, the revolution is welcomed. - Original Cin EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 13, 2019
79% Good Boys (2019) A good (not great) and decidedly bawdy look at the awkwardness of tweendom. - Original Cin EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 15, 2019
62% Yesterday (2019) Not only is this Boyle's gentlest film since the under-seen and underrated Millions (2004), it's also his most improbable, imperfect, and delightful work. - Original Cin EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 27, 2019
36% Anna (2019) We've seen this film before and Besson won't win points for his feminist posturing but he sure can direct an action sequence. - Original Cin EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 20, 2019
64% Child's Play (2019) Gory but fun, this recommended reboot chugs along on Aubrey Plaza's on-screen charm and Mark Hamill's wicked voiceover as Chucky. - Original Cin EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 20, 2019
C-minus 23% Dark Phoenix (2019) Dark Phoenix isn't just the last in the X-Men saga, it's fallen 12 stories from the height of the original, to the bottom of the heap. - Original Cin EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 6, 2019
B-plus 90% The Souvenir (2019) Were this a project that came out of chutzpah or inflated self-importance then The Souvenir would likely fall flat. It's Hogg's steadfast dedication and confidence in her story that makes the movie worthwhile. - Original Cin EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 6, 2019
B-minus 66% Peterloo (2019) There are enough speeches in the movie to make the film seem more curated than directed. But hang in until the third act, and you are likely to find that the lecture has a significant payoff. - Original Cin EDIT
Read More | Posted May 16, 2019
50% A Dog's Journey (2019) The sequel to 2017's A Dog's Purpose is equally saccharine and emotionally manipulative and yet somehow less interesting... which is saying something. - Original Cin EDIT
Read More | Posted May 16, 2019
C-plus 68% Pokémon Detective Pikachu (2019) Pokemon Detective Pikachu doesn't quite manage to create a coherent story out of its convoluted mythology. - Original Cin EDIT
Read More | Posted May 9, 2019
C-plus 92% Disneynature: Penguins (2019) Disney is not happy leaving nature to stand on its own devices, and so it does what Disney has been doing for years-haul nature onto a storyboard to see if their writers can't do it one better. - Original Cin EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 17, 2019
B-minus 90% Shazam! (2019) Shazam! could well be a remedy for a "super" market saturated with dark, brooding action heroes. - Original Cin EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 5, 2019
C 33% Through Black Spruce (2018) The movie fails to sufficiently address any crisis to give it a judicious or sharp perspective, and it lacks all components- suspense, tension, and mystery-to make it a suitable thriller. - Original Cin EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 28, 2019
A 95% Firecrackers (2019) As female narratives go, the likes of Captain Marvel superficially kick butt at the box-office. But earthbound films like Firecrackers are gentle reminders of how independent cinema still packs a punch. - Original Cin EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 28, 2019
82% Level 16 (2019) Level 16 succeeds as a hybrid of the kind of dystopian paranoia we get from Margaret Atwood's Handmaid's Tale with touches of sanitized malevolence from Stanley Kubrick. - Original Cin EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 12, 2019
B-minus 91% How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World (2019) No will feel short-changed by the film if dragons are what they came to see. It is swarming with dragons, so much so that any given screen shot looks like a page from a Richard Scarry children's picture book. - Original Cin EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 24, 2019