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Vincent Mancini
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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
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- 35% 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 77% 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- 16% 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+ 90% 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 39% 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- 17% 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- 87% 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+ 82% 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- 96% 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+ 81% 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
59% 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
50% 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- 74% 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
87% The Post (2018) In a lot of ways, The Post is the movie Oliver Stone wanted Snowden to be.‐ The Stranger (Seattle, WA)
Read More | Posted Jan 10, 2018
B+ 100% Paddington 2 (2018) Paddington is, above all, dedicated to celebrating the myths of abiding Britishness, from civility and restraint to an inexplicable love of riding old-timey trains. ‐ FilmDrunk
Read More | Posted Jan 9, 2018
82% Molly's Game (2018) It could've been so much more.‐ Uproxx
Read More | Posted Dec 27, 2017
B- 19% Father Figures (2017) It's not "good," or even especially coherent, but it's an easy, relaxed watch worth it for the occasional burst of inspired strangeness. ‐ FilmDrunk
Read More | Posted Dec 22, 2017
51% Downsizing (2017) Like life, Downsizing drags a bit in the last third and it isn't nearly as fun at the end as it is at the beginning, but there are some incredible moments along the way.‐ FilmDrunk
Read More | Posted Dec 21, 2017
B 78% All the Money in the World (2017) An interesting story in search of a take on the material. It's a collection of compelling scenes that don't really add up to a cohesive whole. ‐ FilmDrunk
Read More | Posted Dec 19, 2017
B+ 91% Star Wars: The Last Jedi (2017) It's nice that the Rebellion is no longer defined by suicide attacks and The Force no longer a matter of hereditary title. ‐ FilmDrunk
Read More | Posted Dec 19, 2017
A 97% Coco (2017) Disney-Pixar's best at least since Toy Story 3.‐ FilmDrunk
Read More | Posted Dec 1, 2017
A- 91% The Disaster Artist (2017) A broad, winning adaptation of a fantastic book.‐ FilmDrunk
Read More | Posted Dec 1, 2017
D- 92% Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri (2017) The dialogue is stilted, none of the situations seem believable, and most of the jokes are stale. ‐ FilmDrunk
Read More | Posted Nov 16, 2017
A+ 99% Lady Bird (2017) I'm not sure there's a single unsuccessful moment in this entire film. This was the movie that reminded me how much I can still love a movie. ‐ FilmDrunk
Read More | Posted Nov 15, 2017
C 57% Murder On The Orient Express (2017) I felt like Royal Tenenbaum watching Margot's play. ‐ FilmDrunk
Read More | Posted Nov 8, 2017
B- 54% LBJ (2017) Harrelson shines in an incomplete biopic that would've been better as a miniseries, and, typical of Boomer filmmakers, is far too reverent to the usual JFK myths.‐ FilmDrunk
Read More | Posted Oct 31, 2017
C+ 77% Thank You for Your Service (2017) There's a good story here, and an important one, but it requires a scalpel, and Jason Hall seems to have only packed a butcher knife. ‐ FilmDrunk
Read More | Posted Oct 26, 2017
B+ 87% Only the Brave (2017) Takes the kind of imagery normally used to sell beer and pick-up trucks and turns it into something sublime.‐ FilmDrunk
Read More | Posted Oct 19, 2017
B- 80% Chuck (2017) The acting saves Chuck from being just the umpteenth white boxer biopic, but we're fast approaching the copy-of-a-copy-of-a-copy stage of this genre.‐ FilmDrunk
Read More | Posted Oct 16, 2017
C 83% Marshall (2017) A morally simplistic fairy tale that's maybe a good introduction to Marshall for middle schoolers, but doesn't do justice to the hard truths he fought for.‐ FilmDrunk
Read More | Posted Oct 12, 2017
B 87% Blade Runner 2049 (2017) Worthy of the title 'Blade Runner' for the imagery alone, and worth your time even if the central conceit is somehow both convoluted and repetitive. See it on the biggest screen you can.‐ FilmDrunk
Read More | Posted Oct 10, 2017
B+ 87% Professor Marston & The Wonder Women (2017) Unlike most non-fiction period pieces, Professor Marston's subject matter is still dangerous, which is why Angela Robinson brilliantly presents it in prestige biopic packaging.‐ FilmDrunk
Read More | Posted Oct 10, 2017
C- 5% Flatliners (2017) The potential schlock classic about how killing yourself is sexy and cool is unfortunately trapped inside a dull horror movie.‐ FilmDrunk
Read More | Posted Oct 2, 2017
B- 95% Let the Corpses Tan (Laissez bronzer les cadavres!) (2017) I don't know what the hell I just watched, but it looked great. (Also, would it kill them to shoot an establishing shot once in a while?)‐ FilmDrunk
Read More | Posted Sep 25, 2017
B 93% Thelma (2017) A fantastical coming-of-age drama abstract enough that it's sure to be divisive. Didn't entirely resonate with me, but the level of craft is unmatched.‐ FilmDrunk
Read More | Posted Sep 25, 2017
B 80% The Killing of a Sacred Deer (2017) Another arch, often hilarious bit of surreality from Lanthimos, but one that again paints itself into a narrative corner.‐ FilmDrunk
Read More | Posted Sep 25, 2017
B+ 85% Battle of the Sexes (2017) It's not a revolution in biopic storytelling, but it treats all of its characters like real people, not narrative speedbumps, and that's refreshing. ‐ FilmDrunk
Read More | Posted Sep 21, 2017
D 34% American Assassin (2017) Imagine 'Bourne' as written by a jingoistic fifth grader.‐ FilmDrunk
Read More | Posted Sep 13, 2017
B- 82% Brad's Status (2017) Clever enough, but Brad is too obnoxious to be relatable and not crazy enough to be fascinating. ‐ FilmDrunk
Read More | Posted Sep 13, 2017
C- 11% 9/11 (2017) The director Raging Bull 2 has done it again. ‐ FilmDrunk
Read More | Posted Sep 11, 2017
B 85% It (2017) Two things that are true: 'It' is a fun movie, and unexamined nostalgia is poison.‐ FilmDrunk
Read More | Posted Sep 6, 2017
D 42% Goon: Last of the Enforcers (2017) All of the visceral, easygoing realism of the original is out, replaced by try-hard joke attempts and manic storytelling so convoluted that the only thing communicated is a general sense of desperation. ‐ FilmDrunk
Read More | Posted Aug 30, 2017