William Bibbiani

William Bibbiani
Tomatometer-approved critic

Movie Reviews Only

T-Meter Title | Year
63% Jungle Cruise (2021) We're not here to break the mold. We're here to re-familiarize ourselves with the concept of molds. - TheWrap EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 27, 2021
38% Snake Eyes: G.I. Joe Origins (2021) The drama is muddled, the action is murky, and the storyline can't help but get goofier and goofier until, by the end, every attempt this movie makes to ground the "G.I. Joe" series gets blown up. - TheWrap EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 22, 2021
45% Escape Room: Tournament of Champions (2021) Flings itself headlong into its own stupidity but avoids seriously injuring itself in the process. - TheWrap EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 14, 2021
49% The Forever Purge (2021) "The Forever Purge" sometimes loses its focus, but at its best, it's still a riveting, violent, disturbing projection of how far America could backslide into the nation's worst impulses. - TheWrap EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 30, 2021
50% Lansky (2021) Hits all the major bullet points in the gangster's life but ignores almost all the connective tissue that would make this outline of intriguing anecdotes really come alive. - TheWrap EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 24, 2021
66% Fatherhood (2021) Films like this are a tightrope walk, and it's to the credit of Paul Weitz and his particularly endearing ensemble cast that Fatherhood makes it to the other side with only an occasional wobble. - TheWrap EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 16, 2021
37% Spiral: From the Book of Saw (2021) "Spiral" sacrifices entertainment value for respectability and in the process doesn't quite achieve either. - TheWrap EDIT
Read More | Posted May 12, 2021
92% The Vast of Night (2020) It is confident and assured and absorbing [...] There's nothing else like it right now. - Critically Acclaimed Podcast EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 8, 2020
99% Driveways (2020) "Driveways" is the best kind of slice-of-life movie, reminding us all that big stories come out of little things, and that all of our journeys have value, even if we spend years at a time just getting by. - TheWrap EDIT
Read More | Posted May 8, 2020
98% Blow the Man Down (2020) Like any good crime story, the crime reveals a ton about everybody involved and everyone on the periphery, and that's where this movie really excels: that sense of place, that sense of character, that sense of community. - Critically Acclaimed Podcast EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 1, 2020
68% Stargirl (2020) It's relatively harmless, but I think if the perspective had been shifted, it could have been legitimately very good. - Critically Acclaimed Podcast EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 1, 2020
80% The Platform (El Hoyo) (2020) It's blunt, and I admire it. - Critically Acclaimed Podcast EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 1, 2020
100% Crip Camp: A Disability Revolution (2020) It's too early to say it's one of the best films of the year, but I wouldn't be surprised if it was. - Critically Acclaimed Podcast EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 1, 2020
90% The Decline (Jusqu'au déclin) (2020) If you're looking for something new on streaming, and you like thrillers, this will get you there. - Critically Acclaimed Podcast EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 1, 2020
84% Daniel Isn't Real (2019) A sharp, frightening, excellently acted horror movie with big ideas. And for the most part it capitalizes on all of them. - Critically Acclaimed Podcast EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 1, 2020
77% There's Something in the Water (2019) If the movie seems like it's trying to reach out to folks like Page, the approach seems practically weaponized: government and corporations aren't listening to the people in this doc, as monstrous as it sounds, and everyone else needs to get involved. - TheWrap EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 25, 2020
85% Big Time Adolescence (2020) Orley's film isn't terribly funny, its drama is muted, and its efforts at romance are, quite intentionally, thwarted. So all that's left to latch onto is the moral dilemma, which is pretty straightforward if you're not Zeke or Mo, which we aren't. - TheWrap EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 13, 2020
57% The Hunt (2020) It's confrontation as a form of catharsis, the exact opposite of escapist entertainment. - TheWrap EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 11, 2020
20% Beneath Us (2020) May be brand new, but it plays like the kind of overlooked yet fascinating B-movie rediscovery that Vinegar Syndrome would dig up out of the 1970s and unleash upon a grateful grindhouse marketplace. - TheWrap EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 6, 2020
79% The Banker (2020) Relies on tried-and-true, formulaic storytelling beats like training montages, impassioned speeches and, for extended and frustrating periods, focusing on the white guy Garrett and Morris used as their representative in meetings with racist bigwigs. - TheWrap EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 4, 2020
91% The Invisible Man (2020) Whannell's canny screenplay knows that the audience is well ahead of Cecilia, and the sinister camerawork is on it too. Many a scene finds cinematographer Stefan Duscio's frame listing, with apparent aimlessness, to one side or another. \ - TheWrap EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 24, 2020
11% Brahms: The Boy II (2020) Takes the best elements from The Boy and reverses course so abruptly, it practically leaves skidmarks on the screen. It's not just a subpar sequel; it retroactively injures an otherwise superior film. - TheWrap EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 21, 2020
98% Corpus Christi (Boze cialo) (2020) It's a film that engages with the dour without becoming bitter, and a film that allows for redemption but only through the hardest possible work. - TheWrap EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 19, 2020
100% The Thing About Harry (2020) Overall, it gives me everything I want from a romantic comedy. - Critically Acclaimed Podcast EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 18, 2020
96% A Shaun the Sheep Movie: Farmageddon (2020) It's not as inspired as the original, but it's unbelievably sweet. - Critically Acclaimed Podcast EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 18, 2020
79% Birds of Prey (And the Fantabulous Emancipation of One Harley Quinn) (2020) This is not only the first great movie I've seen this year. This has rocketed up my list of my favorite superhero movies. - Critically Acclaimed Podcast EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 9, 2020
75% The Gentlemen (2020) It is perfectly functional Guy Ritchie movie, it is a reasonably entertaining Guy Ritchie movie, but I don't think it does anything particularly interesting. - Critically Acclaimed Podcast EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 7, 2020
74% The Lodge (2020) We cannot feel afraid for people if we do not care about and associate with them. And we absolutely cannot care about any of the people in The Lodge, because whenever they're in danger, the directors are looking the other way. - TheWrap EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 6, 2020
80/100 64% Gretel & Hansel (2020) It's got 'cult movie' written all over it [...] and audiences who tune into its unusual wavelength will no doubt be grateful for such a beautiful, frightening, intelligent new venture into an age-old nightmare. - TheWrap EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 30, 2020
28% The Rhythm Section (2020) Takes well-worn genre material and removes all the substance and ingenuity, leaving behind only an undeveloped plot, a blank main character, and a sense of gravitas that is entirely unearned. - TheWrap EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 29, 2020
81% Happy Happy Joy Joy: The Ren & Stimpy Story (2020) Perhaps in an effort to primarily focus on the Ren & Stimpy parts, the filmmakers haven't just buried the lede, they've practically hidden the headstone. - TheWrap EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 24, 2020
1/5 21% The Grudge (2020) It's as though each character's life was pre-determined to be dreary, and adding ghosts into the mix is merely beating a dead horse. - Bloody Disgusting EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 2, 2020
3.5/5 39% Black Christmas (2019) A classy slasher filled with great characters, memorable kills, thoughtful commentary, and some go-for-broke, burn-it-all-down ideas that don't always work, but are undeniably distinctive and intriguing. - Bloody Disgusting EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 12, 2019
71% Jumanji: The Next Level (2019) The rules of video games need to be explained once again to Eddie and Milo, but the sequel is free to take everything the audience learned and screw around with it, with amusing but sometimes mixed results. - TheWrap EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 10, 2019
95% Citizen K (2019) It's an undeniably informative and vital documentary, which clearly illustrates a disturbing political farce that has been allowed to thrive for far too long. Which is to say, at all. - TheWrap EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 22, 2019
83% Scandalous: The Untold Story of the National Enquirer (2019) Landsman isn't merely cataloguing the history of a kooky tabloid; he's using the Enquirer as a launching pad to explore the collapse of the entire journalistic enterprise. - TheWrap EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 14, 2019
41% Midway (2019) There's no denying that he fills his film with breathtaking images of aerial action and naval warfare, but like many of Emmerich's movies, even the better ones, Midway loses sight of the humanity inside its vast vistas of devastation. - TheWrap EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 6, 2019
65% Lady and the Tramp (2019) In the comfort of one's own home, Bean's mostly faithful remake can probably be appreciated for all it is - briefly entertaining and pretty darned cute. - TheWrap EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 5, 2019
50% Earthquake Bird (2019) The film isn't cleverly subverting our expectations for a greater purpose in these moments; it's just vague and confusing. - TheWrap EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 4, 2019
13% Arctic Dogs (2019) The story is best when it's playful and odd, and only truly pops when Cleese's eccentric supervillain is on-screen. The rest of the time, it's merely a functional series of events. - TheWrap EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 1, 2019
5/5 78% Doctor Sleep (2019) It's a worthy successor to The Shining, and as if that weren't enough, it's also a complex work of thoughtful film criticism. - Bloody Disgusting EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 30, 2019
97% Making Waves: The Art of Cinematic Sound (2019) A practically perfect primer for anyone interested in the history and craft of filmmaking, answering most of the pertinent, baseline questions while leaving plenty of room for supplemental research. - TheWrap EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 25, 2019
4/5 84% Girl on the Third Floor (2019) Puts a DIY spin on the haunted house genre, with an energetic and darkly comic style that evokes a weird alternate reality in which Sam Raimi directed The Money Pit. - Bloody Disgusting EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 25, 2019
26% Countdown (2019) Can never be taken seriously enough to work as a conventional horror thriller, and it's never quite funny enough to be a great horror comedy, but it's got just enough eccentricity and self-awareness to entertain. - TheWrap EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 25, 2019
2/5 No Score Yet The Gallows Act II (2019) Despite a few (glaring) faults, The Gallows Act II still upstages the original, in every way. That still leaves a lot of room for disappointment, of course... - Bloody Disgusting EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 24, 2019
70% Terminator: Dark Fate (2019) Never feels like a nostalgia cash-in or a cut-and-paste job made by focus groups and committee. This story actually demands to be told, and it gets told with precision and skill. - TheWrap EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 22, 2019
3/5 68% Zombieland: Double Tap (2019) Chock full of gut-busting, stomach-churning laughs. It's just not likely to stick with you afterward. - Bloody Disgusting EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 16, 2019
1.5/5 39% Maleficent: Mistress of Evil (2019) A ridiculously written, emotionally insincere motion picture, and although Angelina Jolie is as excellent as ever, the film has no idea what to do with her. - Bloody Disgusting EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 15, 2019
50% High Strung Free Dance (2019) The glossy fakeness is a signal to the audience that every single thing about these stories will stand in abject defiance of reality, and it's best just to accept them at face value. - TheWrap EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 10, 2019
2.5/5 44% The Addams Family (2019) As an introduction to the classic characters for very young audiences, Tiernan and Vernon's film may be just the ticket: it's a simple but amiable cartoon romp, with a few creepy bits but generally acceptable for children. - Bloody Disgusting EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 10, 2019