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Vincent Mancini

Vincent Mancini
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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
A- 85% Maggie's Plan (2016) The rare movie set in smarmy academia that's as funny as it is clever, that depicts pompous characters without itself being pompous. ‐ FilmDrunk
Posted May 23, 2016
C+ 57% Money Monster (2016) As a silly thriller, it's forgivable. As a satire, it's a complete whiff. ‐ FilmDrunk
Posted May 13, 2016
B- 90% Captain America: Civil War (2016) An impressive achievement, though not an especially interesting one. ‐ FilmDrunk
Posted May 5, 2016
B- 89% The Invitation (2016) Flirts with brilliance while it maintains its mysteries, but pretty average once they're revealed. ‐ FilmDrunk
Posted Apr 11, 2016
B 52% Demolition (2016) A non-groundbreaking, strangely enjoyable drama seemingly synthesized out of spare parts from previous indies. If all indie schmaltz was this well done I wouldn't mind indie schmaltz. ‐ FilmDrunk
Posted Apr 7, 2016
D- 9% God's Not Dead 2 (2016) This is essentially 'Reefer Madness' for paranoid fundamentalists. ‐ FilmDrunk
Posted Apr 5, 2016
B 83% Midnight Special (2016) The ending doesn't quite live up to the sky-high expectations Nichols builds, but the man can sure shoot a scene. ‐ FilmDrunk
Posted Apr 1, 2016
D 27% Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice (2016) I wouldn't mind if these guys were dour depressives or psychopathic murderers as long as they didn't spend ten minutes talking about it first. ‐ FilmDrunk
Posted Mar 25, 2016
A+ 98% Zootopia (2016) If you were raised on Zoobooks and Far Side cartoons, ZOOTOPIA is one of the greatest animated movies ever. ‐ FilmDrunk
Posted Mar 2, 2016
B 19% Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon: Sword of Destiny (2016) If grunge killed glam rock in the martial arts movie world, Sword of Destiny is a well-timed tribute band; you wouldn't want everyone to start wearing spandex again, but it's fun for a night. ‐ FilmDrunk
Posted Mar 1, 2016
B 80% Eddie The Eagle (2016) It mostly just adds hoarier myths to the Eddie Edwards mythos, but Eddie The Eagle depicts the feeling of contagious enthusiasm almost perfectly. ‐ FilmDrunk
Posted Feb 26, 2016
B 51% Risen (2016) Risen is a movie about the resurrection that neither finger wags nor talks down to you, whose main message is "don't be a jerk." That's worthy of praise in my book. ‐ FilmDrunk
Posted Feb 18, 2016
C 61% Race (2016) Why take on a historical subject if you're just going to turn it into a biopic we've already seen? ‐ FilmDrunk
Posted Feb 18, 2016
B 91% The Witch (2016) Impressive, immersive, unsettling, and deeply unpleasant, a seriously scary film that painstakingly put me in a world I didn't like being in very much. ‐ FilmDrunk
Posted Feb 17, 2016
B- 23% Zoolander 2 (2016) Zoolander No 2 is pretty funny whenever it isn't trying to recreate bits from the first one, which is a lot, unfortunately. ‐ FilmDrunk
Posted Feb 12, 2016
A 85% Hail, Caesar! (2016) A brilliant excuse for the Coen Brothers to make sketch comedy out of a series of classic Hollywood genres. I could watch 10 hours of this. ‐ FilmDrunk
Posted Feb 4, 2016
B- 14% The Masked Saint (2016) It isn't great filmmaking, it mostly isn't even competent filmmaking. But in a world of bankrupt profiteering disguised as religion, a faith-based movie that teaches people to be nicer to each other is something that deserves to be celebrated. ‐ FilmDrunk
Posted Jan 14, 2016
B 50% 13 Hours: The Secret Soldiers Of Benghazi (2016) Weird that it took the ultimate political football for Michael Bay to discover nuance (relative to Michael Bay, anyway), but here we are. ‐ FilmDrunk
Posted Jan 14, 2016
A- 75% The Hateful Eight (2015) Tarantino proves that he can do classical storytelling as well as anyone but still loves flipping both middle fingers at classical ideas of "good taste." ‐ FilmDrunk
Posted Dec 29, 2015
B+ 9% Point Break (2015) A glorious mix of awesome, pointless stunts set at extreme sports landmarks and unintentionally hilarious dialogue. If you're not entertained by this ridiculous movie you are dead. ‐ FilmDrunk
Posted Dec 28, 2015
B+ 81% The Revenant (2015) The story is a little absurd if you step back and think about it, but it feels so visceral and immediate that you never really need to. ‐ FilmDrunk
Posted Dec 21, 2015
C+ 74% Youth (2015) A feast of eye-popping visuals and eye-roll-inducing dialogue. ‐ FilmDrunk
Posted Dec 2, 2015
B- 94% Carol (2015) Brilliantly acted, and possibly the most tasteful romance ever filmed, but so relentlessly elegant that it's a little suffocating. ‐ FilmDrunk
Posted Nov 20, 2015
A- 66% The Night Before (2015) Every once in a while, a studio comedy comes along that makes studio comedy feel easy - the jokes broad and the sentiments sweet without feeling screen tested to death. ‐ FilmDrunk
Posted Nov 17, 2015
C 19% Love the Coopers (2015) Every time it threatened to turn organic, it'd fall back on wacky grandmas, precocious kids, or turkeys falling on the floor. Can we kill the corporate-sponsored ensemble holiday comedy yet? ‐ FilmDrunk
Posted Nov 13, 2015
C 70% Miss You Already (2015) If you're going to make a movie about best friends, you need to give them more ways to relate to each other than opening their mouths wide and squealing. ‐ FilmDrunk
Posted Nov 6, 2015
C+ 65% Spectre (2015) Despite the fun, pulpy tone, Bond's greatest adversary here is continuity. ‐ FilmDrunk
Posted Nov 4, 2015
D 9% Rock the Kasbah (2015) Fails to meet even the extremely low threshold of believability required for a screwball comedy. ‐ FilmDrunk
Posted Oct 23, 2015
D 77% Woodlawn (2015) It's hard to buy that this brand of Christianity is fighting for the rights of the minority while so clearly throwing their own weight around as the majority religion. ‐ FilmDrunk
Posted Oct 20, 2015
A- 91% Beasts of No Nation (2015) You trust Fukunaga with this material, because it's clear his goal in depicting the horrible isn't just to rub our faces in it, it's to help us understand. ‐ FilmDrunk
Posted Oct 16, 2015
C 27% Pan (2015) 'Hook' and 'Finding Neverland' at least seemed to know what Peter Pan was about. 'Pan' feels like Any Blockbuster remade as Peter Pan. ‐ FilmDrunk
Posted Oct 9, 2015
C 10% Stonewall (2015) Stonewall is oddly compelling when it's trying to be a gay Forrest Gump. As a history of Stonewall, it's confused, strange, and a little insulting. ‐ FilmDrunk
Posted Sep 23, 2015
B 92% The Martian (2015) Cuts all of the least challenging parts of Gravity and Interstellar into one long NASA sizzle reel. It's cinematic bubblegum pop that only occasionally edges into schmaltz. ‐ FilmDrunk
Posted Sep 18, 2015
C- 24% Being Charlie (2016) It manages to feel personal without being especially original. ‐ FilmDrunk
Posted Sep 17, 2015
A+ 97% Brooklyn (2015) A treat for anyone who likes adorable Irish people and trying super hard not to cry. ‐ FilmDrunk
Posted Sep 16, 2015
D 77% London Road (2016) I love this idea, but songs need hooks and melodies just as movies need plots and characters. ‐ FilmDrunk
Posted Sep 15, 2015
A+ 93% Anomalisa (2015) A beautiful, inspiring tragedy about the fleeting but all-consuming nature of attraction. Probably Kaufman's best since 'Eternal Sunshine.' ‐ FilmDrunk
Posted Sep 15, 2015
D 35% Our Brand is Crisis (2015) A film where the heroic protagonist has to incite civil unrest in order to learn basic dignity, 'Our Brand Is Crisis' is a film that really makes you want to stand up and throw a head of lettuce at the screen. ‐ FilmDrunk
Posted Sep 14, 2015
C- 61% Legend (2015) This should be the greatest film ever made, but Brian Helgeland inexplicably seems to think the bland love story is more interesting than Tom Hardy as his own psychotic twin. ‐ FilmDrunk
Posted Sep 14, 2015
A- 90% Green Room (2016) Like Blue Ruin before it, part of the beauty of Green Room is that it feints like it's going to be a festival indie before becoming a balls-to-the-wall action thriller that treats introspection like leprosy. ‐ FilmDrunk
Posted Sep 14, 2015
B+ 94% Sicario (2015) It's so good at building and maintaining tension that you don't mind that it gets a little dopey every time the tension is broken. ‐ FilmDrunk
Posted Sep 14, 2015
B- 74% Black Mass (2015) For anyone who's ever dreamt of having his expectations met, there's Black Mass, a movie that's exactly what you think it's going to be. ‐ FilmDrunk
Posted Sep 14, 2015
D- 46% A Walk In The Woods (2015) If I hadn't known it was Bryson, A Walk In The Woods would just feel like some half-assed oldsploitation version of Wild starring a poor man's odd couple with the comedic timing of a Google Translated Mexican sitcom from the eighties. ‐ FilmDrunk
Posted Sep 2, 2015
C+ 45% No Escape (2015) I respect No Escape's attempt at intense, hyper-realism, but that realism tends to be undercut by a bad guy with cheesy scars on his face like The Lion King. ‐ FilmDrunk
Posted Aug 27, 2015
B- 40% We Are Your Friends (2015) Wes Bentley is mesmerizing, and this is so close to being a great coming-of-age story that you wish it wasn't about electronic music. ‐ FilmDrunk
Posted Aug 26, 2015
B+ 87% Straight Outta Compton (2015) Ice Cube has re-written history in a way that's deeply self-serving and thoroughly entertaining. ‐ FilmDrunk
Posted Aug 21, 2015
D+ 66% Digging For Fire (2015) The boy wants to dig for mystery! The girl wants him to stay home and do taxes! No amount of thoughtful dialogue is going to redeem that setup. ‐ FilmDrunk
Posted Aug 21, 2015
B- 88% The Tribe (2015) An intriguing, unique story done a disservice by some frustrating directorial choices. Leaving it untranslated means we only get the broad strokes where I want details. ‐ FilmDrunk
Posted Aug 13, 2015
A- 67% The Man From U.N.C.L.E. (2015) Hot people, sexy music, exotic vistas, delicious one-liners - it's everything I always wanted from Bond movies but never got. Finally a spy movie that isn't a joyless slog about an emotional loner. ‐ FilmDrunk
Posted Aug 11, 2015
B- 64% Ricki And The Flash (2015) It's deeply hokey but entirely earnest. ‐ FilmDrunk
Posted Aug 7, 2015