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Vincent Mancini
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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
B 92% Crazy Rich Asians (2018) Rom-coms are often lifestyle porn to some degree, 'Crazy Rich Asians' is just more straightforward about it. It's kitchy pop, done well. ‐ FilmDrunk
Read More | Posted Aug 16, 2018
B- 20% Mile 22 (2018) Both a ham-fisted homage to 'The Raid' and a pilot episode of 'Mark Wahlberg: Bipolar Super Spy' that's every bit as weird as that sounds. ‐ FilmDrunk
Read More | Posted Aug 16, 2018
B 48% The Meg (2018) If you see one movie about Jason Statham fighting a giant shark this Summer, make it The Meg. ‐ FilmDrunk
Read More | Posted Aug 9, 2018
C 62% Dog Days (2018) So studiously scrubbed and wholesome that it barely exists at all. ‐ FilmDrunk
Read More | Posted Aug 8, 2018
B+ 96% BlacKkKlansman (2018) Is historical Spike Lee the best Spike Lee? BlacKkKlansman is a showcase for Lee's passion rather than his technique, and it's his best movie in years.‐ FilmDrunk
Read More | Posted Aug 7, 2018
C+ 19% The Darkest Minds (2018) I understand the need to set up a franchise, but 'The Darkest Minds' ends without fleshing out any of its ideas. Grade: Incomplete.‐ FilmDrunk
Read More | Posted Aug 3, 2018
C+ 45% The Spy Who Dumped Me (2018) A lot of the jokes are plenty funny, but they almost come at the expense of a story that no one's really committing to, giving the whole thing a kind of self-devouring quality. ‐ FilmDrunk
Read More | Posted Aug 2, 2018
B- 83% Puzzle (2018) It's not a great script, but Macdonald and Khan are wonderful, and you have to respect any movie that can make jigsaw puzzling seem erotic. ‐ FilmDrunk
Read More | Posted Jul 27, 2018
B- 94% Blindspotting (2018) There's a lot to love about this vivid, rhythmic, 'Do The Right Thing' for contemporary Oakland, though it does feel slightly incomplete. ‐ FilmDrunk
Read More | Posted Jul 26, 2018
A- 97% Mission: Impossible - Fallout (2018) As committed to being the ultimate blockbuster as Tom Cruise is to being the ultimate action hero.‐ FilmDrunk
Read More | Posted Jul 25, 2018
51% Equalizer 2 (2018) In the past, this kind of character, who abhors swear words but kills with obvious relish, would've been positioned as an interesting contrast. In The Equalizer 2 it just feels like unexamined orthodoxy.‐ FilmDrunk
Read More | Posted Jul 18, 2018
A- 98% Eighth Grade (2018) Eighth Grade's only real drawback is how accurately it depicts being an awkward tween. ‐ FilmDrunk
Read More | Posted Jul 12, 2018
B+ 52% The First Purge (2018) The First Purge retains a lot of the goofy schlock aspects of the franchise, but there is some incisive commentary happening here on what happens when the social contract breaks down. ‐ FilmDrunk
Read More | Posted Jul 3, 2018
64% Sicario: Day of the Soldado (2018) Day of the Soldado is convoluted enough that you can almost enjoy it for Brolin and Del Toro's hypnotic acting and ignore the ever-present cloud of noxious politics, and there are times you wonder if it's xenophobic or just nihilistic. ‐ The Stranger (Seattle, WA)
Read More | Posted Jun 29, 2018
B- 100% Leave No Trace (2018) Beautifully shot, lyrical, and heartfelt, 'Leave No Trace' is also missing some of the edge that made 'Winter's Bone' so memorable.‐ FilmDrunk
Read More | Posted Jun 29, 2018
A- 93% Incredibles 2 (2018) Probably the most visually dazzling film Pixar has ever made.‐ FilmDrunk
Read More | Posted Jun 20, 2018
C+ 51% Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom (2018) We're willing to accept a lot for this movie, and all we ask in return is for it not to feel so much like a teaser for future movies. ‐ FilmDrunk
Read More | Posted Jun 20, 2018
D+ 0% Gotti (2018) 'Gotti' (alternate title: 'Gotti: I'm Walkin' Heah!') feels exactly like it was directed by a grown man who owns a framed 'Scarface' poster.‐ FilmDrunk
Read More | Posted Jun 18, 2018
55% Tag (2018) They're fine bits. Good enough to charm you if you see them, but not memorable enough to make you feel like you're missing out if you don't.‐ FilmDrunk
Read More | Posted Jun 14, 2018
A- 89% Hereditary (2018) Hereditary has the trappings of an arthouse horror movie, but a punk rock soul.‐ FilmDrunk
Read More | Posted Jun 8, 2018
C+ 67% Ocean's 8 (2018) Squanders a golden opportunity to explore the grifter, our dominant cultural archetype, by being far more interested in namedropping brands and making its characters look cool.‐ FilmDrunk
Read More | Posted Jun 7, 2018
B 85% Upgrade (2018) A fun throwback to scruffy action films that weren't *good,* exactly, but had a certain visceral thump. I'd missed these. ‐ FilmDrunk
Read More | Posted Jun 1, 2018
B 48% How to Talk to Girls at Parties (2018) Fairly wonderful when it's a sci-fi teen love story, which it mostly is, but cringe-inducing when it's a punk rock musical, which it occasionally seems to want to be.‐ FilmDrunk
Read More | Posted Jun 1, 2018
B+ 83% Deadpool 2 (2018) In the age of constantly escalating superhero stakes, Deadpool stays fresh by aiming small. ‐ FilmDrunk
Read More | Posted May 14, 2018
D 25% Breaking In (2018) A "badass mom" movie so sloppily executed that it only serves to illustrate how little nuance and backstory we afford our badass movie moms compared to our badass movie dads.‐ FilmDrunk
Read More | Posted May 10, 2018
C+ 38% Life of the Party (2018) McCarthy is working her butt off to make these bits work, and you appreciate her for it, but most everything in 'Life Of The Party' is just so broad and shticky that there isn't much to hold onto.‐ FilmDrunk
Read More | Posted May 10, 2018
C 26% Overboard (2018) Film does a surprisingly good job handling the campy tone and updating the original to a culture-clash comedy, but Eugenio Derbez just can't act well enough (at least not in English) to carry it.‐ FilmDrunk
Read More | Posted May 3, 2018
A- 86% Tully (2018) Diablo Cody's style of turning deeply felt pearls of wisdom into entertaining dialogue feels more natural and confident than ever.‐ FilmDrunk
Read More | Posted May 2, 2018
B- 83% Avengers: Infinity War (2018) Slightly above average for an MCU movie, though more of a triumph of continuity than of entertainment or filmmaking.‐ FilmDrunk
Read More | Posted Apr 27, 2018
B 34% I Feel Pretty (2018) Mostly fails in its larger critique of the fashion industry, but it's reasonably charming as a conventional rom-com. ‐ FilmDrunk
Read More | Posted Apr 18, 2018
B- 31% Super Troopers 2 (2018) About two thirds of the way through it takes a hard left and starts the sad-but-expected process of retelling old jokes, but before that it's surprisingly entertaining. ‐ FilmDrunk
Read More | Posted Apr 17, 2018
C 80% Chappaquiddick (2018) 'Chappaquiddick' wants to "dramatize" the Chappaquiddick incident without offering a take on what really happened, and it doesn't quite work. ‐ FilmDrunk
Read More | Posted Apr 4, 2018
C+ 73% Ready Player One (2018) It's bittersweet seeing Spielberg reach the apex of his visual craft in a vapid love letter to consumer culture.‐ FilmDrunk
Read More | Posted Mar 27, 2018
B- 19% Midnight Sun (2018) It's a movie about a love-struck teen who can't go outside or else she'll get a tumor, and it's every bit as over-the-top, melodramatic, and badly acted as an actual teen romance. I kind of loved it. ‐ FilmDrunk
Read More | Posted Mar 23, 2018
B+ 89% Isle of Dogs (2018) Essentially a one-joke movie, but it's a good joke. ‐ FilmDrunk
Read More | Posted Mar 20, 2018
C 49% Tomb Raider (2018) As far as attempts to kickstart a franchise based on sub-par material go, Tomb Raider is better than The Mummy, or the last Tomb Raiders, which of course isn't saying much. ‐ FilmDrunk
Read More | Posted Mar 14, 2018
D 40% A Wrinkle in Time (2018) The forces of "positivity" and "negativity" are so vaguely defined that it feels like a string of disconnected inspirational quotes, a series of free floating metaphors with no human connection.‐ FilmDrunk
Read More | Posted Mar 7, 2018
C- 18% Death Wish (2018) Now is such a terrible time to release a movie about a white vigilante "taking out the trash" that I expected it to justify its existence somehow. It never did. If anything it's *less* satirical than the original.‐ FilmDrunk
Read More | Posted Mar 1, 2018
A- 88% Annihilation (2018) Equal parts spectacle and mindf*ck, Annihilation embraces visual storytelling and non-literal storytelling in a lean, sci-fi classic.‐ FilmDrunk
Read More | Posted Feb 22, 2018
C+ 83% Game Night (2018) A perfectly funny, sharply written movie that's ultimately empty, where its only apparent goal was to remind you of other movies. ‐ FilmDrunk
Read More | Posted Feb 21, 2018
A- 97% Black Panther (2018) Inhabits a nuanced moral universe with compelling villains and uses the fantastic to grapple with real ideas. I can't believe this is a Marvel movie.‐ FilmDrunk
Read More | Posted Feb 15, 2018
82% Early Man (2018) That it doesn't feel so desperate to be loved allows Early Man to exist as a kind of plucky underdog. You want it to succeed despite whatever else because it feels homemade, natural, and true to itself.‐ FilmDrunk
Read More | Posted Feb 12, 2018
D 13% Fifty Shades Freed (2018) It positions sex as just another facet of aspirational but unattainable wealth and lifestyle porn, which is incredibly unsexy. ‐ FilmDrunk
Read More | Posted Feb 8, 2018
B+ 79% I Think We're Alone Now (2018) There's a simple joy in watching Peter Dinklage try to create "order" out of chaos, which tells us something about ourselves.‐ FilmDrunk
Read More | Posted Jan 30, 2018
61% Juliet, Naked (2018) It's a pleasant watch, partly because the characters are pleasant. And the fact that they can be alternately wise, foolish, earnest, or full of shit depending on the situation just makes them feel more real.‐ FilmDrunk
Read More | Posted Jan 29, 2018
D 77% Assassination Nation (2018) A convoluted mash-up of well-worn provocations whose most consistent ideology is being obnoxious.‐ FilmDrunk
Read More | Posted Jan 26, 2018
35% The Catcher Was A Spy (2018) It's a poignant message, delivered simply.‐ FilmDrunk
Read More | Posted Jan 24, 2018
B+ 94% Private Life (2018) Hahn and Giamatti lead an amazing ensemble cast in a movie that's both hilarious and hard to endure. Private Life is honest, for better and worse.‐ FilmDrunk
Read More | Posted Jan 22, 2018
A- 75% Don't Worry, He Won't Get Far on Foot (2018) A perfect Joaquin Phoenix role in a straightforward biopic of a fascinating guy. One of Gus Van Sant's best.‐ FilmDrunk
Read More | Posted Jan 22, 2018
D- 54% 12 Strong (2018) This attempt to revive Bush-era boot polishing is not only thoroughly ill-advised but crushingly inept. ‐ FilmDrunk
Read More | Posted Jan 17, 2018