Todd Gilchrist Movie Reviews & Previews - Rotten Tomatoes

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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
4/5 66% Vice (2018) McKay proves himself to be a funny, adventuresome truth-teller, crafting a biography that's less interested in demystifying the Republican manipulator and demagogue than showcasing his ruthless, amoral ambition.‐ Nerdist
Read More | Posted Dec 17, 2018
59% The Mule (2018) The filmmaker's reliable professionalism fails to transform one-dimensional characterizations and racial stereotypes into more than a showcase of the filmmaker's own cultural blind spots. ‐ Moviefone
Read More | Posted Dec 14, 2018
76% Mary Poppins Returns (2018) Mileage may vary on how deeply its story resonates about the beleaguered next generation of Banks children, but buoyant songs and terrific performances from Emily Blunt and others make for an enchanting homage/follow up to the 1964 original.‐ Moviefone
Read More | Posted Dec 12, 2018
68% Aquaman (2018) Like with so many movies tasked with introducing unseen worlds and great reams of brand-new mythology, Wan's contribution to the DCEU offers a busy, overpowering deluge of information even if he conjures some stunning, operatic imagery along the way.‐ Moviefone
Read More | Posted Dec 11, 2018
94% Bumblebee (2018) But Travis Knight's spin-off/ prequel shrewdly -- and successfully -- sidelines the mechanics and mythology of its predecessors to focus on the changing emotional conditions of its characters.‐ Moviefone
Read More | Posted Dec 10, 2018
82% Green Book (2018) It, like the many movies before it about the black-white relations of generations past, will not likely solve the problems of modern racism, but it's still an important reminder that we can always learn new things about and from one another.‐ Moviefone
Read More | Posted Dec 4, 2018
97% Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse (2018) Bolstered by voice performances from a uniquely eclectic cast against a backdrop that defies description, "Spider-Verse" offers a welcome new chapter that intersects and beautifully expands the cinematic mythology of existing Spider-films.‐ Moviefone
Read More | Posted Dec 4, 2018
96% Roma (2018) Shot in black and white, starring a nonprofessional actress, and set in a time and place seldom explored in mainstream cinema, "Roma" tells a deeply humane, enchanting story that easily ranks among the best and most indelible of 2018.‐ Moviefone
Read More | Posted Dec 4, 2018
94% If Beale Street Could Talk (2018) "Beale Street" is a story of resilience, and perseverance about black people, the ordinary and average, as they try to navigate their way through a society that is -- at best -- indifferent to their place within it.‐ Moviefone
Read More | Posted Nov 30, 2018
53% Mowgli: Legend of the Jungle (2018) Andy Serkis opts for an unnecessarily "gritty" adaptation that showcases the actor-director's CGI-enhanced performances, but otherwise fails to make Mowgli's coming of age meaningful or unique.‐ Nerdist
Read More | Posted Nov 29, 2018
83% Creed II (2018) "Creed II" elevates the literal and metaphorical challenges of following up improbable success to something meaningful and eventually transcendent of the formulas that it relies upon.‐ Moviefone
Read More | Posted Nov 16, 2018
88% Ralph Breaks the Internet (2018) For such a vivid and energetic look inside the internet, directors Rich Moore and Phil Johnston offer a shrewd and surprisingly unsentimental look at the dangers of focusing on just one thing in a world full of endless opportunities to connect.‐ Moviefone
Read More | Posted Nov 15, 2018
90% Widows (2018) "Widows" brings to irresistible life the determination, and desperation, of four women struggling to control their own fate within a system built upon, and preoccupied by, its own greed, corruption, and indifference.‐ Moviefone
Read More | Posted Nov 14, 2018
81% Boy Erased (2018) Extraordinary, nuanced performances from Nicole Kidman, Russell Crowe, Edgerton, and especially Lucas Hedges elevates this potential issue-movie melodrama to something much more broadly relevant, humanistic, and -- most of all -- hopeful.‐ Moviefone
Read More | Posted Oct 31, 2018
76% Mid90s (2018) A film so committed to accurately portraying the lifestyle and community that it depicts that you wouldn't be surprised if the crew skinned their knees in solidarity with the cast, "Mid90s" oozes not just with period accuracy, but authenticity.‐ Moviefone
Read More | Posted Oct 22, 2018
88% First Man (2018) Chazelle's follow-up to "La La Land" is like its predecessor more than the sum of its parts - in this case, ta celebration of the ambition and unity of mankind built on a foundation of individual sacrifice, and in recovery from unimaginable loss.‐ Moviefone
Read More | Posted Oct 12, 2018
3/5 47% Goosebumps 2: Haunted Halloween (2018) Ari Sandel's follow-up delivers plenty of startling surprises for family-friendly audiences but seems peculiarly disinterested in the events of the first Goosebumps film, making it a fascinating curio as the franchise evolves.‐ Nerdist
Read More | Posted Oct 11, 2018
79% Halloween (2018) David Gordon Green has not only pulled off the unique feat of making a direct sequel to John Carpenter's original, but in making that sense of legacy its thematic cornerstone. ‐ Moviefone
Read More | Posted Oct 10, 2018
29% Venom (2018) One assumes that the second or third homes Tom Hardy and Michelle Williams purchased with their paychecks was worth the experience of making this misguided, gobsmacking mess.‐ Moviefone
Read More | Posted Oct 3, 2018
33% The Predator (2018) A muddled effort that never hits the highs of the (admittedly perfect) original film, though a terrific cast and more than a few clever surprises are sure to keep audiences on their toes (and on the edge of their seats).‐ Moviefone
Read More | Posted Oct 3, 2018
90% A Star Is Born (2018) A remarkable, addictive piece of Hollywood myth-making that deserves to be seen on the biggest screen and in the loudest theater possible.‐ Moviefone
Read More | Posted Oct 3, 2018
65% American Chaos (2018) Basically serves as a chronicle of one liberal's disbelief and disillusionment as election night dashes all of his ideals about the progress he thought our country had made. Almost two years later, though, who needs or wants to see that?‐ TheWrap
Read More | Posted Sep 13, 2018
60% White Boy Rick (2018) A frequently indelible cinematic experience, charged with unique energy and impact even when its premise is overly familiar.‐ TheWrap
Read More | Posted Sep 11, 2018
11% Peppermint (2018) "Peppermint" ultimately possesses the stale predictability of an unwrapped candy discovered at the bottom of a purse.‐ TheWrap
Read More | Posted Sep 6, 2018
30% Kin (2018) Probably could have worked as a straightforward drama about two troubled brothers, or as a road trip that slowly takes on mythic sci-fi proportions, but its chocolate-and-peanut-butter combination of the two feels disjointed and unsatisfying.‐ TheWrap
Read More | Posted Aug 29, 2018
3/5 23% The Happytime Murders (2018) A lot of the stuff that is funny works a lot better than it probably should, because it's based upon the premise that puppets are, well, puppets.‐ Nerdist
Read More | Posted Aug 22, 2018
75% The Last American Virgin (1982) One of the things the movie gets especially right is the way in which teenagers are so desperate for grown-up experiences, but their emotions are too volatile to process them.‐ Birth.Movies.Death.
Read More | Posted Aug 3, 2018
46% Skyscraper (2018) Johnson's sheer force of will makes it a goofy, briskly entertaining experience that combines precipitous heights, claustrophobic environments and lots of fire at the expense of physics, logic or good old fashioned common sense.‐ Moviefone
Read More | Posted Jul 10, 2018
1.5/5 54% The First Purge (2018) The fourth installment, a prequel designed to explain the series' origins, feels like a culmination of its consistently undercooked social commentary, somehow serving as an equal-opportunity offender without managing to entertain anyone.‐ Bloody Disgusting
Read More | Posted Jul 3, 2018
88% Ant-Man and the Wasp (2018) Scruffy, understated and fun, the sequel sidesteps just about all of the gravitas left hanging after the events of April's highly-anticipated superhero crossover.‐ Moviefone
Read More | Posted Jun 27, 2018
63% Sicario: Day of the Soldado (2018) A film that somehow pushes past its predecessor's deliberate sense of pointlessness and futility to highlight the imperceptible but essential differences between good and evil in a political landscape increasingly obfuscated by shades of grey.‐ Moviefone
Read More | Posted Jun 21, 2018
94% Incredibles 2 (2018) A sequel that works much better when it's exploring the filmmaker's ideas dramatically than when it's serving as a soapbox for cranky opinions about technology, parenting, and gender roles.‐ Moviefone
Read More | Posted Jun 11, 2018
2/5 48% Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom (2018) Fallen Kingdom clears the extraordinarily low bar of being better made than its predecessor, but screenwriter and executive producer Colin Trevorrow crafts a follow-up to his own capital-b bad film with a story that's even broader and dumber.‐ Bloody Disgusting
Read More | Posted Jun 6, 2018
70% Solo: A Star Wars Story (2018) A film comprised entirely of information whose significance was determined decades ago, "Solo" explores events that shaped Han Solo, but seems actively at war with itself over how much to humanize the most irresistible rogue in the galaxy.‐ Moviefone
Read More | Posted May 28, 2018
85% The Gospel According to AndrĂ© (2018) Chronicles singular creativity and skill gravitating to its perfect field, and one extraordinary man's evolution into an institution unto himself.‐ TheWrap
Read More | Posted May 23, 2018
3/5 83% Deadpool 2 (2018) Deadpool 2 utilizes the character's popularity as a MacGuffin for more rapid-fire jokes, but errs too far on the side of that clownishness to stick the landing once director David Leitch pivots to a payoff that's (slightly) more serious.‐ Bloody Disgusting
Read More | Posted May 15, 2018
25% Overboard (2018) To be filed under "not great but more charming than anyone might expect."‐ TheWrap
Read More | Posted May 4, 2018
2.5/5 46% The Devil and Father Amorth (2018) Longer than a bonus feature for the already exhaustively-presented Exorcist, but not quite long or complex enough to be the feature-length exploration of real exorcisms it aspires to be - effectively, an infomercial for his earlier work.‐ Bloody Disgusting
Read More | Posted Apr 24, 2018
24% Traffik (2018) Every scene takes about twice as long as it feels like it should, and the characters far too often make an escalating series of implausible and/or stupid decisions.‐ TheWrap
Read More | Posted Apr 20, 2018
3/5 52% Rampage (2018) Between top-notch visual effects and the only man charismatic enough to dwarf three giant mutated animals, Rampage provides enough destruction to give audiences their money's worth even if afterward they'll feel as leveled as the cities on screen.‐ Bloody Disgusting
Read More | Posted Apr 12, 2018
2/5 15% Blumhouse's Truth or Dare (2018) Jeff Wadlow concocts a horror movie around the concept of truth or dare that is precisely what you expect, with one exception: there isn't one scary moment in it.‐ Bloody Disgusting
Read More | Posted Apr 11, 2018
50% The Miracle Season (2018) Mistakes an inspiring true story for one that needs or deserves to be told cinematically; it isn't awful, but it's not a film, it's a tribute.‐ TheWrap
Read More | Posted Apr 5, 2018
2/5 44% Pacific Rim Uprising (2018) Steven S. DeKnight mostly ignores all of the tangible details that made the first film such a preposterous charmer, crafting a sequel fixated more on corporate intrigue than the reason anyone watches Pacific Rim: TO SEE ROBOTS FIGHTING MONSTERS.‐ Bloody Disgusting
Read More | Posted Mar 21, 2018
80% Unsane (2018) A nerve-wracking, remarkably timely movie about the unwanted attention women receive from men, and the often-unpleasant consequences of trying to speak up about it.‐ TheWrap
Read More | Posted Mar 20, 2018
51% Flower (2018) A collection of great performances, led by a truly exceptional one, in search of a script that's worthy of them.‐ TheWrap
Read More | Posted Mar 14, 2018
1/5 17% Death Wish (2018) A tepid remake of an already dubiously executed movie that inexplicably doesn't even double-down on those elements that would best antagonize its critics to make for something, well, if not gleefully irresponsible, at the very least memorable.‐ Bloody Disgusting
Read More | Posted Mar 2, 2018
88% Annihilation (2018) Annihilation asks some big, essential questions, and the biggest thrill comes from watching a film astute enough to know it doesn't have all the answers, leaving its audience to emerge changed by the experience, but not yet knowing quite how.‐ Bloody Disgusting
Read More | Posted Feb 22, 2018
1.5/5 No Score Yet Keep Watching (2017) At barely 90 minutes, Keep Watching is thankfully brief, hustling through its expository introduction towards some empty suspense and poorly-photographed violence.‐ Bloody Disgusting
Read More | Posted Feb 16, 2018
64% A Futile and Stupid Gesture (2017) A Futile And Stupid Gesture is, ultimately, anything but pointless, exploring an important moment in pop culture through the life of a man who captured its essence as well as the people who made him an institution.‐ TheWrap
Read More | Posted Feb 6, 2018
64% Peter Rabbit (2018) Suffering under a tirelessly "hip" script by Gluck and Rob Lieber, not to mention James Corden's typical desperation to please in the title role, poor Peter is only slightly less appealing than The Simpsons' focus-grouped pup Poochie.‐ TheWrap
Read More | Posted Feb 4, 2018