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Tom Santilli

Tom Santilli
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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
B+ 100% Tea With the Dames (Nothing Like a Dame) (2018) Maggie Smith, wow is she hilarious! If anything, you'll wonder how she hasn't been given more comedic roles.‐ AXS.com
Read More | Posted Oct 19, 2018
B 98% Free Solo (2018) Free Solo is great to look at, and creates a thrilling experience which is rare for a documentary. But beyond that, it...celebrates a guy who isn't all that easy to root for. ‐ AXS.com
Read More | Posted Oct 19, 2018
D 60% The Oath (2018) Unfortunately for us, what could have been a biting, dark political comedy is instead one of the worst films of the year.‐ AXS.com
Read More | Posted Oct 19, 2018
B- 80% Halloween (2018) ...any fan of slasher films, the original film, or horror in general, should find this to be much more treat than trick. ‐ AXS.com
Read More | Posted Oct 19, 2018
A- 89% First Man (2018) ...this is a human story, much more focused on the "small step for man" and less on the "giant leap for mankind." ‐ AXS.com
Read More | Posted Oct 15, 2018
C- 85% The Sisters Brothers (2018) It's not quite clear who this movie is for, what it is, or what it was even trying to be.‐ AXS.com
Read More | Posted Oct 15, 2018
B 90% The Old Man & the Gun (2018) The Old Man and the Gun won't stand-out among other films this year, but it will be remembered fondly, much like its star and subject. ‐ AXS.com
Read More | Posted Oct 15, 2018
B- 72% Bad Times at the El Royale (2018) ...has a coolness factor that will remind you of a Tarantino movie, but that's not really a good thing when you realize that Tarantino would have probably done it better. ‐ AXS.com
Read More | Posted Oct 15, 2018
A 96% The Hate U Give (2018) ...despite the long running time, there isn't one minute that feels unnecessary. ‐ AXS.com
Read More | Posted Oct 15, 2018
B 86% Colette (2018) Colette is one of the least stuffy period movies I've seen in quite some time. ‐ AXS.com
Read More | Posted Oct 5, 2018
C+ 30% Venom (2018) Is "Venom" like "Fantastic Four"-level bad? Nah. Not quite. The failure comes in knowing that it could have and should have been so much better.‐ AXS.com
Read More | Posted Oct 5, 2018
A- 90% A Star Is Born (2018) If you've been hearing good things about "A Star is Born," believe them all. ‐ AXS.com
Read More | Posted Oct 5, 2018
B 90% We the Animals (2018) We the Animals may not be for everybody, but it is a deep and ponderous effort that comes across more as documentary than dramatic...and that's a good thing. ‐ AXS.com
Read More | Posted Sep 30, 2018
B 40% Hell Fest (2018) ...it's pretty much everything you look for in a low-budget horror movie. ‐ AXS.com
Read More | Posted Sep 30, 2018
C+ 75% Smallfoot (2018) ...when set next to other animated movies of late, Smallfoot comes across feeling, well, small. ‐ AXS.com
Read More | Posted Sep 30, 2018
C 28% Night School (2018) ...its as if an entire season of sitcom plots were jammed into one feature-length movie.‐ AXS.com
Read More | Posted Sep 30, 2018
C- 64% Lizzie (2018) If the real Lizzie Borden would have known that her life story would be told in such a drab, lackluster vehicle like Lizzie, she might have just turned the axe on herself.‐ AXS.com
Read More | Posted Sep 23, 2018
C 69% The Children Act (2018) There's an artificiality to it, from the set pieces to the supporting characters... you'll find that there isn't much to latch on to, in spite of Emma Thompson's performance. ‐ AXS.com
Read More | Posted Sep 23, 2018
A- 79% Fahrenheit 11/9 (2018) This isn't a drill: The sky really is falling this time. ‐ AXS.com
Read More | Posted Sep 23, 2018
B 88% Love, Gilda (2018) Love, Gilda is a touching remembrance of a unique talent that definitely had more to give. But you get the sense that the film itself isn't quite as special as its subject. ‐ AXS.com
Read More | Posted Sep 23, 2018
B- 66% The House with a Clock in Its Walls (2018) It's a clunky title, based on the hit novel by John Bellairs, but it's a satisfying appetizer for those craving a little pre-Halloween treat. ‐ AXS.com
Read More | Posted Sep 23, 2018
D 33% The Predator (2018) One could not have imagined that this franchise would sink so low as to introduce dreadlocked Preda-dogs, but this film has two of them.‐ AXS.com
Read More | Posted Sep 14, 2018
A 65% American Chaos (2018) Stern does not set out with any preconceived judgments as to why millions of Americans support Trump...some of the reasons are much more complex than we want to think. ‐ AXS.com
Read More | Posted Sep 14, 2018
B- 59% White Boy Rick (2018) McConaughey is strong as always...and there's enough to like here, especially the gritty-street vibe created by Yann Demange's direction. ‐ AXS.com
Read More | Posted Sep 14, 2018
C 50% Age of Summer (2018) Age of Summer isn't polished enough to recommend, but there's an undeniable spirit of passion and love that you can feel the filmmakers had for this beach community.‐ AXS.com
Read More | Posted Sep 9, 2018
B- 10% Peppermint (2018) Jennifer Garner...elevates this movie and makes it worth checking out in theaters, critics be damned. ‐ AXS.com
Read More | Posted Sep 9, 2018
A- 85% The Wife (2018) Let the Oscar race for Best Actress officially begin with The Wife as Glenn Close gives what is sure to be the performance to beat in 2018.‐ AXS.com
Read More | Posted Aug 31, 2018
C 60% Operation Finale (2018) There are some solid performances...but Operation Finale doesn't quite do this story justice. ‐ AXS.com
Read More | Posted Aug 31, 2018
B 83% Juliet, Naked (2018) Juliet, Naked never really uncovers any deep truths or meaning about its subjects, but its a delightful little ditty. ‐ AXS.com
Read More | Posted Aug 31, 2018
C+ 82% Puzzle (2018) Puzzle has some interesting parts, but all of the pieces don't quite fit together as perhaps they should. ‐ AXS.com
Read More | Posted Aug 24, 2018
C 53% Papillon (2018) They plot, escape and are caught...over and over...to the point where you find yourself indifferent to whether or not these two make it or don't make off the island. ‐ AXS.com
Read More | Posted Aug 24, 2018
C- 22% The Happytime Murders (2018) None of these characters - puppets or otherwise - are worth watching or caring about.‐ AXS.com
Read More | Posted Aug 24, 2018
D 0% Breaking & Exiting (2018) Breaking and Exiting is in theaters this weekend, and that's about the best compliment it can be given. ‐ AXS.com
Read More | Posted Aug 17, 2018
C+ 87% The Miseducation of Cameron Post (2018) While Moretz gives a quiet performance, and Sasha Lane does strong work, the movie itself has no fire, no energy.‐ AXS.com
Read More | Posted Aug 17, 2018
C 25% Mile 22 (2018) "Mile 22" is just a long tough journey to nowhere. ‐ AXS.com
Read More | Posted Aug 17, 2018
A 92% Crazy Rich Asians (2018) Ethnicity aside, this is one of the best and most effective rom-coms in quite a while, a movie that is sure to win over the hearts and minds of any audience demographic. ‐ AXS.com
Read More | Posted Aug 17, 2018
A- No Score Yet Obey Giant (2017) ...a fascinating documentary on street art.‐ AXS.com
Read More | Posted Aug 14, 2018
B+ 83% Mayhem (2017) Mayhem is a whip-smart satire and a workplace fantasy that should be relatable to anybody who isn't in the one-percent.‐ AXS.com
Read More | Posted Aug 14, 2018
C+ 57% Murder On The Orient Express (2017) Poirot himself would have pointed out several of the movie's flaws, with the real mystery being how can a movie with so much talent feel so drab? ‐ AXS.com
Read More | Posted Aug 14, 2018
A- 20% Daddy's Home 2 (2017) At this point, is there a better comedy duo working (OK, except Key and Peele) than Ferrell and Wahlberg? ‐ AXS.com
Read More | Posted Aug 14, 2018
A- 97% Mudbound (2017) Rees effortlessly has created one of the most sweeping and epic films of the year, as rooted and gritty as its subjects. ‐ AXS.com
Read More | Posted Aug 14, 2018
A 89% The Problem with Apu (2017) What we're ultimately left with is a very funny and timely film that points out how racism has so permeated our culture to the point that many can't even see it.‐ AXS.com
Read More | Posted Aug 14, 2018
B 98% Jim & Andy: The Great Beyond - Featuring a Very Special, Contractually Obligated Mention of Tony Clifton (2017) Carrey proves Aristotle right when he said: 'There is no great genius without some touch of madness.'‐ AXS.com
Read More | Posted Aug 14, 2018
B+ 92% Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri (2017) There were one too many contrivances down the stretch, but it's no surprise that Three Billboards has been talked about as one of the year's best films. ‐ AXS.com
Read More | Posted Aug 14, 2018
C- 41% Justice League (2017) The DC Universe has been out-of-step since the beginning, and not even Wonder Woman can rise above this dreck. ‐ AXS.com
Read More | Posted Aug 14, 2018
A- 78% Last Flag Flying (2017) It's another absolute "crushed-it-out-of-the-ballpark" film for Linklater. ‐ AXS.com
Read More | Posted Aug 14, 2018
C 80% The Man Who Invented Christmas (2017) ...this is one holiday movie that's as forgettable as a wadded-up piece of wrapping paper, and should be discarded just as quickly. ‐ AXS.com
Read More | Posted Aug 14, 2018
C+ 51% Roman J. Israel, Esq. (2017) But the film is not nearly as interesting as the man it is portraying, and much of it is a real slog.‐ AXS.com
Read More | Posted Aug 14, 2018
A- 97% Coco (2017) It may not rival 'Inside Out' or 'Toy Story' as an all-time great Pixar film, but it certainly lands in the upper echelon and is one of their better original movies in years. ‐ AXS.com
Read More | Posted Aug 14, 2018
C+ 84% Darkest Hour (2017) While Oldman is absolutely fantastic...this isn't even the best Winston Churchill performance of the year (that would go to Bryan Cox...in the film 'Churchill'). ‐ AXS.com
Read More | Posted Aug 14, 2018