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Tom Santilli

Tom Santilli
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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
B- 58% The Front Runner (2018) There are clear signs that this should have been a better film. Even still, it's an effective look at the love-hate relationship between politics and journalists.‐ AXS.com
Read More | Posted Nov 28, 2018
A- 83% Green Book (2018) Green Book is a crowd-pleaser through-and-through...but some might find its depictions a bit too watered-down, its story a bit too tidy.‐ AXS.com
Read More | Posted Nov 28, 2018
C+ 83% Creed II (2018) Eight movies in, and you'd think there'd be some better, fleshed-out characters populating this universe. ‐ AXS.com
Read More | Posted Nov 28, 2018
B+ 94% Wildlife (2018) Wildlife starts slow, but the performances bring you in.‐ AXS.com
Read More | Posted Nov 16, 2018
A 89% A Private War (2018) "A Private War" is not only one of the best films of 2018, it's one of the most important films given what's going on in our country. ‐ AXS.com
Read More | Posted Nov 16, 2018
A- 91% Widows (2018) It may seem like the over-statement of the century, but you can put "Widows" in the same category of "Heat" and "The Town," as one of the best heist movies ever made. ‐ AXS.com
Read More | Posted Nov 16, 2018
C- 38% Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald (2018) ...the real crime here is that we all deserve better...from this franchise, from J.K. Rowling, and just in general. ‐ AXS.com
Read More | Posted Nov 16, 2018
B- 34% The Nutcracker and the Four Realms (2018) ...a movie that feels serviceable if not remarkable. ‐ AXS.com
Read More | Posted Nov 2, 2018
B- 98% Can You Ever Forgive Me? (2018) It's a solid movie that never quite becomes a thought-provoking one. ‐ AXS.com
Read More | Posted Nov 2, 2018
B 62% Bohemian Rhapsody (2018) On the spectrum of Queen, this is no "Bohemian Rhapsody" masterpiece, but it's not quite "I'm In Love With My Car."‐ AXS.com
Read More | Posted Oct 30, 2018
B+ 68% Beautiful Boy (2018) Beautiful Boy may be the saddest film of the year, but it is an essential watch...an eye-opening exploration of what true love really means when it's a matter of life and death. ‐ AXS.com
Read More | Posted Oct 26, 2018
B 76% Mid90s (2018) Few films achieve this level of rawness and it's a testament to Jonah Hill that he is able to create such a nostalgic, realistic vibe. ‐ AXS.com
Read More | Posted Oct 26, 2018
C+ 37% Hunter Killer (2018) Hunter Killer had the target locked in its sights, but it ends up sinking itself, with a story that just doesn't hold water. ‐ AXS.com
Read More | Posted Oct 26, 2018
B+ 99% 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- 79% 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- 88% 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 92% 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- 74% 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 87% 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+ 28% 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 91% 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+ 76% 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 29% 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 73% 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- 81% 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- 67% 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- 84% 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 59% 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 82% 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+ 83% 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- 23% 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+ 86% 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 23% 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