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Vincent Mancini

Vincent Mancini
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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
86% Everybody Wants Some!! (2016) [Everybody Wants Some!!!] is an eventually enjoyable movie that I almost walked out of.‐ The Stranger (Seattle, WA)
Read More | Posted Aug 17, 2017
77% Keanu (2016) To force a bad cat metaphor, Keanu feels like a ball of yarn that Key and Peele were content to just keep batting in the air without unraveling.‐ The Stranger (Seattle, WA)
Read More | Posted Aug 17, 2017
72% Lemon (2017) I'd love to bottle what Lemon has and sprinkle it on other comedies.‐ FilmDrunk
Read More | Posted Aug 15, 2017
B+ 82% The Trip to Spain (2017) The Trip movies have become to me like a favorite restaurant, where I know exactly what I'm going to get and couldn't be happier about it.‐ FilmDrunk
Read More | Posted Aug 11, 2017
B- 87% Wind River (2017) Taylor Sheridan is a talented storyteller who's starting to seem like a bit of a meathead. This is a beautiful movie with some ugly impulses.‐ FilmDrunk
Read More | Posted Aug 10, 2017
C+ 83% Detroit (2017) Despite solid performances from a brilliant cast, Detroit's take on the subject matter is inconsistent and confusing, glossing over motive to wallow in torture. ‐ FilmDrunk
Read More | Posted Aug 8, 2017
D 36% Kidnap (2017) Feels like what happens when you sell a vague concept and just sort of yadda yadda the actual script.‐ FilmDrunk
Read More | Posted Aug 3, 2017
A- 78% Brigsby Bear (2017) A weird little charmer.‐ FilmDrunk
Read More | Posted Aug 2, 2017
B+ 75% Atomic Blonde (2017) The plot is overwritten, like all recent spy movies, but this one actually has style, and some of the best action choreography in years. ‐ FilmDrunk
Read More | Posted Jul 27, 2017
A- 93% Dunkirk (2017) Marks Christopher Nolan's final transition from being the "twisty plot guy" to the "awe-inspiring visuals guy." A welcome change.‐ FilmDrunk
Read More | Posted Jul 24, 2017
C+ 18% Wish Upon (2017) A reasonably fun combination of The Box and Final Destination, in which the protagonist takes far too long to understand the basic premise of the movie.‐ FilmDrunk
Read More | Posted Jul 14, 2017
B- 51% Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets (2017) An admirable attempt at spending $200 million to top The Fifth Element which succeeds visually but doesn't quite have the personality. ‐ FilmDrunk
Read More | Posted Jul 13, 2017
A 94% Baby Driver (2017) Edgar Wright has an uncanny ability to identify these weird little snippets of pop culture detritus and not only sample them, but in the process give them soul.‐ FilmDrunk
Read More | Posted Jun 29, 2017
C- 23% Once Upon a Time in Venice (2017) Feels sort of like a drunk, racist dad's take on 'The Big Lebowski,' which is often terrible but occasionally surreal.‐ FilmDrunk
Read More | Posted Jun 15, 2017
D- 22% The Book of Henry (2017) A bafflingly inept attempt to combine Wes Anderson whimsy and Nicholas Sparks melodrama, with a singularly tone deaf tastelessness. ‐ FilmDrunk
Read More | Posted Jun 15, 2017
D 16% The Mummy (2017) A cynical, incomprehensible compilation of things corporate America thinks viewers love.‐ FilmDrunk
Read More | Posted Jun 7, 2017
C+ 92% Wonder Woman (2017) Wonder Woman is a positive symbol, but the ideology of the movie itself is fuzzy and somewhat disappointing. ‐ FilmDrunk
Read More | Posted Jun 6, 2017
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- 54% 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+ 71% 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- 82% 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 17% 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 74% 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- 87% 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 70% 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+ 60% 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 23% 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- 27% Fist Fight (2017) 90 minutes of manic banter about a nothing plot. ‐ FilmDrunk
Read More | Posted Feb 16, 2017
C+ 10% 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
33% 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+ 76% 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% Woodpeckers (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
86% 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
A- 91% A Ghost Story (2017) It began tedious and became beautiful. Few things are so impressive as 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+ 81% 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 84% 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+ 92% 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 13% 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