VyceVictus

VyceVictus
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T-Meter Title | Year
25% Brick Mansions (2014) It's not a soulless remake, but it's definitely a watered down one. - Birth.Movies.Death. EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 6, 2020
48% RoboCop (2014) Unfortunately, like a lot of the ideas, they never really capitalized on it and the idea was ultimately just forced into a simple plot device to move things along. - Birth.Movies.Death. EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 6, 2020
80% Patriots Day (2017) Patriots Day is as flawed as it is phenomenal, an interesting experience worth checking out not just for the cinematic experience it produces, but for the conversations it can spark. - Birth.Movies.Death. EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 6, 2020
100% Seoul Station (2016) Seoul Station infuses new life into the worn out zombie movie genre with blood-pumping thrills and an incisive Korean point of view which separates it from the crowd. - Birth.Movies.Death. EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 5, 2020
No Score Yet Twisted Justice (2016) Twisted Justice is so fast paced, exciting and engaging that I didn't even feel its substantial 135-minute run time. - Birth.Movies.Death. EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 5, 2020
16% Belly (1998) On paper, Belly is just another boilerplate crime drama about how a life of street crime can only end one way... In its execution lies perhaps one of the greatest displays of style as substance in contemporary cinema. - Birth.Movies.Death. EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 5, 2020
87% Zero Motivation (2014) Zero Motivation is a laugh out loud, sharp and uproarious comedy with a solid sense of heart. - Birth.Movies.Death. EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 5, 2020
17% The Gunman (2015) The Gunman is a propulsive and fairly well-crafted action film like its predecessor. Unfortunately, it suffers far more from its barely functional screenplay and plot. - Birth.Movies.Death. EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 5, 2020
50% Home (2015) Home doesn't have any big controversial or emotionally powerful ideas behind it, but it doesn't have to. - Birth.Movies.Death. EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 5, 2020
60% Chocolate City (2015) As opposed to the sharp cinematography and direction of Steven Soderbergh and his disciple Gregory Jacobs, Chocolate City goes for more intimately hazy and lingering POV shots. - Birth.Movies.Death. EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 5, 2020
89% Dope (2015) In Dope he (Keith Stanfield) gets another understated but powerful dramatic moment, and I hope to see a lot more from him and all the other young cast members in the future. - Birth.Movies.Death. EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 5, 2020
92% Beasts of No Nation (2015) Beasts of No Nation is high caliber cinema. - Birth.Movies.Death. EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 5, 2020
14% Ride Along 2 (2016) All in all, more than simply being bad, Ride Along 2 is disappointing. - Birth.Movies.Death. EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 5, 2020
16% Gods Of Egypt (2016) I felt neither disdain nor schadenfreude during it, only boredom and a slight headache afterwards. - Birth.Movies.Death. EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 5, 2020
90% Do Not Resist (2016) Do Not Resist presents its strongest and most resonant piece of information in its final segment concerning the information activities and digital aspects of modern warfare being applied to law enforcement on U.S. Soil. - Birth.Movies.Death. EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 5, 2020
70% Bad Rap (2016) What makes Bad Rap work so well is its ability to be different types of documentaries at once. - Birth.Movies.Death. EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 5, 2020
99% The Wailing (Goksung) (2016) I can say enthusiastically that The Wailing is an astonishing film that manages to truly unnerve and entertain in equal measure. - Birth.Movies.Death. EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 5, 2020
85% Master and Commander: The Far Side of the World (2003) I can say most assuredly that it has already earned its place among the pantheon of classic war films and indeed the greatest films of all time. - Lewton Bus EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 5, 2020
47% The Final Countdown (1980) There is merit in a war film chooses to explore deeper philosophical points, as well as one that serves as a critical thinking exercise in how the military decision making process might play out in the most unlikely of situations. - Lewton Bus EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 5, 2020
45% 300: Rise of an Empire (2014) It rehashes old ideas and seems to bask in the gross and problematic elements of the original, unaware of the changes in social attitudes that had occurred between the production of the two films. - Lewton Bus EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 5, 2020
83% The Admiral: Roaring Currents (2014) The Admiral: Roaring Currents is a fine example of those qualities in battle, and an excellent view of one of the great naval battles in history that people from every nation can learn from. - Lewton Bus EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 5, 2020
87% The Road to Mandalay (2016) The Road To Mandalay starts at a slow burn, but it builds up to a knockout conclusion that makes the preceding exploits reverberate that much more powerfully. - Lewton Bus EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 5, 2020
No Score Yet The Survival Family (Sabaibaru famirî) (2017) Along with being a brilliant satire, Survival Family turns out to be one of the best family adventures I've seen so far this decade. - Lewton Bus EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 5, 2020
52% Kingsman: The Golden Circle (2017) There is certainly fun to be had and heart to be found in Kingsman: The Golden Circle, but it comes at the cost of a lowered bar and the acknowledgment of the fact that there are already better and more provocative action movies out this year. - Lewton Bus EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 5, 2020
55% Blade (1998) I found it fascinating how Blade works through a lot of that nastiness in its own way. - Lewton Bus EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 5, 2020
88% Crimson Tide (1995) Crimson Tide has many lessons to offer that are relevant to this day. - Lewton Bus EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 5, 2020
53% G.I. Jane (1997) G.I. Jane feels somewhat ham-fisted and quaint now, but the electric chemistry between the actors and the importance of its message can still be felt today. - Lewton Bus EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 5, 2020
50% Superfly (2018) The film also contains great work from supporting actors and fun cameos by musical artists such as Rick Ross, which imparts the Atlanta setting with an interesting mix of street authenticity and outlandish fantasy. - Lewton Bus EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 5, 2020
37% The Guardian (2006) The Guardian is ultimately a by the numbers movie that failed to hit big at the box office, seemingly lost to time. Various elements seem dated or unintentionally hilarious. - Lewton Bus EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 5, 2020
37% Operation Chromite (2016) I still ultimately enjoy what Operation Chromite brings to the table as far as an entertaining war film created in the modern era is concerned. - Lewton Bus EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 5, 2020
85% The Transfiguration (2017) The Transfiguration is a harrowing and visceral horror movie experience, while also being a poetic rumination on love and loss. - Lewton Bus EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 4, 2020
3/5 36% 6 Underground (2019) 6 Underground is like a refutation of the very concept of cinema itself; this is not a negative criticism. Rather than a deconstruction, it feels like a raw vivisection of action movies, examining what blockbusters & audiences expect/need from each other - Lewton Bus EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 17, 2019
A- 100% Feral (2019) Feral is a sobering and introspective journey into depression and isolation associated with life in the city, but it also presents a powerful social parable as the secret behind the protagonist's sorrowful predicament is revealed. - Lewton Bus EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 18, 2019
4/5 80% We Are the Heat (2019) We Are The Heat is a grand new addition to the pantheon of black-lead gangster movies, the evolution of dancing on film, and a badge of honor for the Afro-Latin people of Colombia that they should be proud to showcase to the world. - Lewton Bus EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 22, 2019
B+ 67% Uri (2019) India, which has a long history of indigenously produced war films reflecting its real world conflicts, has now thrown down the gauntlet for modern warfare action cinema with the film Uri: The Surgical Strike. - Lewton Bus EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 18, 2019
A+ 95% Burning (Beoning) (2018) How far would you descend into madness for love? How much farther for hatred? How much farther will we fall until we can fall no longer? How much dirt and blood can you be stained with before it never washes off. - Lewton Bus EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 3, 2018
C 87% Upgrade (2018) Upgrade tries to emulate and top violent 80s/90s sci-fi schlock, yet I cant shake the fact that I've seen far more gripping & shocking movies. I would have preferred to catch this on Friday night cable like those gritty exploitation films of the past. - Lewton Bus EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 31, 2018
B- 52% Rampage (2018) I went into Rampage expecting a broad, silly, fun spectacle and for the most part it delivered. However, I was taken aback by subtle and at times overt metaphors at play, sorting through real world issues & addressing serious themes of other recent films - Lewton Bus EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 31, 2018
B+ 97% Black Panther (2018) Black Panther is all at once another formulaic superhero movie and a revolutionary achievement for modern blockbusters, introducing weighty elements such as racism, the African diaspora, and colonialism into the well worn superhero template. - Lewton Bus EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 31, 2018
B 52% Equalizer 2 (2018) Even with a relatively weak plot, Washington demonstrates flashes of bloody excitement as he dispatches armed goons in steady intervals...That said, my audience reacted even more during the dramatic moments, graced by his Final Form as Uncle Denzel. - Lewton Bus EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 31, 2018