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Vincent Mancini

Vincent Mancini
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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
C+ 19% Baywatch (2017) Charming enough, but it hits a dead spot somewhere between homage and parody. Hey, at least the pretty people had fun. ‐ FilmDrunk
Read More | Posted May 24, 2017
A- 57% War Machine (2017) That it's funny, incisive, effective in its satire AND true to its source material is damn near a miracle.‐ FilmDrunk
Read More | Posted May 22, 2017
C+ 72% The Commune (Kollektivet) (2017) Vinterberg eschews a facile "take" on the idea of the commune and chooses instead to focus on his characters -- who are unfortunately baffling.‐ FilmDrunk
Read More | Posted May 19, 2017
C- 28% King Arthur: Legend Of The Sword (2017) Guy Ritchie's nü-metal retelling of the Arthur legend leaves the old story largely unparsed and just sort of draws a tribal tat on it.‐ FilmDrunk
Read More | Posted May 9, 2017
A- 81% Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 (2017) Retains many of the expected stock superhero storylines, but makes up for it with charm and visual brilliance.‐ FilmDrunk
Read More | Posted May 4, 2017
F 15% The Circle (2017) This attempt at a cautionary tale is badly outdated, too vague to be compelling, and bafflingly executed. Basically a completely miss. ‐ FilmDrunk
Read More | Posted Apr 28, 2017
B 73% Buster's Mal Heart (2017) Buster's Mal Heart is magical realist and arthouse conventional in a lot of ways, but it has such charm and an odd sense of humor that you can forgive it. ‐ FilmDrunk
Read More | Posted Apr 27, 2017
B- 66% The Fate of the Furious (2017) Basically the action movie equivalent of your dad catching you smoking a cigarette and then making you finish the pack. ‐ FilmDrunk
Read More | Posted Apr 20, 2017
B 26% Unforgettable (2017) Unforgettable doesn't exactly reinvent the psycho ex movie genre, but it's fun while it lasts. ‐ FilmDrunk
Read More | Posted Apr 20, 2017
B- 88% The Lost City of Z (2017) Even clumsy storytelling and wretched dialogue can't quite ruin a good Heart of Darkness tale. ‐ FilmDrunk
Read More | Posted Apr 14, 2017
B 65% Gifted (2017) Sort of what a Nicholas Sparks movie might look like if Nicholas Sparks wasn't such a dull hack. ‐ FilmDrunk
Read More | Posted Apr 5, 2017
B 45% Ghost in the Shell (2017) 'Ghost in the Shell' looks so good that the weak story hardly matters. Production design is the reveal. ‐ FilmDrunk
Read More | Posted Mar 31, 2017
D+ 61% The Zookeeper's Wife (2017) The characters are all just ciphers representing "courage" or "evil," which does the opposite of make history come alive. ‐ FilmDrunk
Read More | Posted Mar 30, 2017
B- 78% T2 Trainspotting (2017) T2 is probably smarter and more meaningful than the first, but instead of finding hope at the end it ends up trapped in navel-gazing purgatory.‐ FilmDrunk
Read More | Posted Mar 22, 2017
B+ 90% Raw (2017) A tender coming-of-age tale, in all of its guts, pubes, and cannibalism.‐ FilmDrunk
Read More | Posted Mar 16, 2017
D 24% Table 19 (2017) I won't say it's impossible to make a good movie in which June Squibb plays a rapping granny, but it certainly adds to the degree of difficulty.‐ FilmDrunk
Read More | Posted Mar 1, 2017
D- 28% Fist Fight (2017) 90 minutes of manic banter about a nothing plot. ‐ FilmDrunk
Read More | Posted Feb 16, 2017
C+ 9% Fifty Shades Darker (2017) Feels like the grandiloquent fantasy of someone very average. For a franchise built on supposedly kinky sex, this is barely more lurid than a Lifetime movie. ‐ FilmDrunk
Read More | Posted Feb 9, 2017
43% Fun Mom Dinner (2017) The bluntest way I can sum up Fun Mom Dinner is that it's like a bad remake of a movie I hated to begin with.‐ FilmDrunk
Read More | Posted Jan 27, 2017
D+ 82% Beatriz at Dinner (2017) It's nice that it resists easy creative choices, until it ultimately resists *any* creative choices. ‐ FilmDrunk
Read More | Posted Jan 27, 2017
83% Woodpecker (Carpinteros) (2017) A lot of the time you see movie that's... compelling if not quite a triumph. That's certainly true of Carpinteros, which is interesting enough, but mostly serves as a showcase for the talents of writer/director Jose Maria Cabral and principal cast.‐ FilmDrunk
Read More | Posted Jan 25, 2017
74% Ingrid Goes West (2017) Ingrid doesn't preach, and it's deliciously cruel without ever denying its characters their essential humanity. It has sharp teeth and a big heart - more comedies should be like this.‐ FilmDrunk
Read More | Posted Jan 25, 2017
71% Dayveon (2017) Dayveon is suitably transporting and authentic, but seems to have trouble expressing much in the way of coherent thoughts.‐ FilmDrunk
Read More | Posted Jan 25, 2017
92% A Ghost Story (2017) Even if I could never agree with some of the A Ghost Story's creative decisions early in the film, but the end I understood them. And there are few things more impressive than art that trains you how to experience it.‐ FilmDrunk
Read More | Posted Jan 25, 2017
B 84% The Founder (2017) Disturbing in such a gradual, incremental way with no catharsis that it's almost a slow-burn horror film. Compelling, yet almost meticulously un-feelgood. ‐ FilmDrunk
Read More | Posted Jan 19, 2017
C+ 80% Patriots Day (2017) A competently-made thriller that's overtly about love and coming together as a city but has a near-constant, icky subtext of authoritarianism. ‐ FilmDrunk
Read More | Posted Jan 12, 2017
B- 34% Live By Night (2017) Basically Boardwalk Empire if it had starred Ben Affleck from The Town. It's not a good movie, but it's a fun bad one. ‐ FilmDrunk
Read More | Posted Jan 12, 2017
D 85% Silence (2017) This unrelentingly dour, All Inquisitions Matter take on 17th century religion feels like Scorsese's penance for the amoral Wolf Of Wall Street. Without a story arc or a relatable character it's just a dulling slog.‐ FilmDrunk
Read More | Posted Jan 6, 2017
A 92% Toni Erdmann (2016) An outrageous but heartwarming father-daughter comedy that's also a tragedy about globalization's broken promises -- one the year's best, and probably it's most unique. ‐ FilmDrunk
Read More | Posted Dec 29, 2016
A+ 93% La La Land (2016) The beauty of La La Land is that is uses an escapist format to tell a story about professional disappointment and the limitations of love. It's a romance for cynics. ‐ FilmDrunk
Read More | Posted Dec 22, 2016
C 31% Passengers (2016) This cerebral, relevant sci-fi premise about mortality and the need for human connection tries to resolve itself with a series of banal macguffins. Such a missed opportunity.‐ FilmDrunk
Read More | Posted Dec 21, 2016
C+ 85% Rogue One: A Star Wars Story (2016) Rogue One does a brilliant job capturing the look and feel of Star Wars, but narratively, it's a footnote, and some of the creative choices are baffling. ‐ FilmDrunk
Read More | Posted Dec 16, 2016
D 12% Collateral Beauty (2016) There isn't a single character in Collateral Beauty who isn't an overused stock drama crutch, and even with all that cheap manipulation it still can't tell a coherent story. ‐ FilmDrunk
Read More | Posted Dec 14, 2016
B- 94% Neruda (2016) Amply clever and easy on the eyes, though it uses all that cleverness and craft more to deflect than to illuminate. ‐ FilmDrunk
Read More | Posted Dec 9, 2016
A- 89% Jackie (2016) A brilliant exploration of Jackie's role in creating the Kennedy mythos, though it also doesn't really ever question that mythos. ‐ FilmDrunk
Read More | Posted Dec 2, 2016
C 23% Bad Santa 2 (2016) Bad Santa had kind of a film noir atmosphere. Bad Santa 2 takes the same great character and sticks him into a sitcom. ‐ FilmDrunk
Read More | Posted Nov 23, 2016
A- 60% Allied (2016) Allied is pure pop filmmaking. But while it may not be especially introspective, unlike a lot of Zemeckis movies, it's actually about something. ‐ FilmDrunk
Read More | Posted Nov 21, 2016
C 27% Army of One (2016) I can't give Army of One a positive or negative review, I can only try to convey my utter bemusement at this cinematic Edsel.‐ FilmDrunk
Read More | Posted Nov 18, 2016
B+ 93% Arrival (2016) Beautifully shot and executed, though you might need a time machine to fully appreciate the one big alien movie trope it defies. ‐ FilmDrunk
Read More | Posted Nov 18, 2016
D 73% Nocturnal Animals (2016) Plays like a very serious, arthouse adaptation of an Avril Lavigne song, except Sk8er Boi had more narrative content. ‐ FilmDrunk
Read More | Posted Nov 17, 2016
B+ 71% Bleed For This (2016) No, we probably didn't need another biopic about a white boxer succeeding against all odds, but you could do a lot worse than this one. ‐ FilmDrunk
Read More | Posted Nov 16, 2016
A- 90% Doctor Strange (2016) Offers just enough plot to inspire the most dazzling eye-candy superhero movie to date. ‐ FilmDrunk
Read More | Posted Nov 16, 2016
B 90% Elle (2016) Elle is entertaining enough, and provocative, but it doesn't seem to have much to say beyond "aren't I naughty?" ‐ FilmDrunk
Read More | Posted Nov 11, 2016
B- 19% Inferno (2016) Not especially interesting as a piece of art, but as a reflection of our collective yearning for a world controlled by competent adults, it's fascinating. ‐ FilmDrunk
Read More | Posted Oct 27, 2016
A- 98% Moonlight (2016) He takes a while getting there sometimes, but director Barry Jenkins combines the personal and the political better than almost anyone. ‐ FilmDrunk
Read More | Posted Oct 21, 2016
A- 52% The Accountant (2016) Headshots, math problems, and pained social interactions? Yes, please. The Accountant is the world's first Asploitation film, and pure schlock genius. ‐ FilmDrunk
Read More | Posted Oct 12, 2016
D+ 44% The Girl on the Train (2016) The story is never grounded in any believable situation, so every twist leaves you more confused than intrigued. ‐ FilmDrunk
Read More | Posted Oct 6, 2016
C- 72% The Birth of a Nation (2016) Nat Turner's is a story that deserves to be told, but Nate Parker's admirably-graphic telling is light on insight and motivations.‐ FilmDrunk
Read More | Posted Oct 4, 2016
A- 79% American Honey (2016) Juggalo Kerouac: A trailer trash road epic that explores what it means to be white trash in America and the creep sexuality underpinning it all.‐ FilmDrunk
Read More | Posted Sep 30, 2016
D 33% Masterminds (2016) Like someone tried to stretch a photobooth series with goofy outfits and silly props into a feature.‐ FilmDrunk
Read More | Posted Sep 30, 2016