Reason Online

Reason Online is not a Tomatometer-approved publication. Reviews from this publication only count toward the Tomatometer when written by the following Tomatometer-approved critic(s): Glenn Garvin, Kurt Loder
Rating Title/Year Author
Kamera o tomeru na! (2017) Kurt Loder Kind of brilliant. Well, it's very clever. EDIT
Posted Sep 20, 2019
Ad Astra (2019) Kurt Loder Can't compensate for its basically recycled nature with endless po-faced pondering of tedious daddy issues. EDIT
Posted Sep 20, 2019
Hustlers (2019) Kurt Loder The movie's moral nuance is refreshing: None of these characters have God entirely on their side. EDIT
Posted Sep 13, 2019
() Glenn Garvin Shadow of the Towers goes off the rails, turning from a credible, if not necessarily remarkable, reminiscence about a brutally painful day to simplistic immigration agitprop. EDIT
Posted Sep 9, 2019
It: Chapter Two (2019) Kurt Loder Inevitably, monotony sets in, and by the end you're gasping for fresh invention. EDIT
Posted Sep 6, 2019
Untouchable (2019) Glenn Garvin If you want a crash course in Weinstein's thoroughgoing and possibly criminal loutishness, you couldn't possibly do better than this report from British television documentarian Ursula Macfarlane. EDIT
Posted Sep 3, 2019
The Fanatic (2019) Kurt Loder I'm sorry to bring this movie to your attention, but... EDIT
Posted Aug 30, 2019
Don't Let Go (2019) Kurt Loder As the movie winds on, we hear talk of a mysterious character called Georgie, and a deadly conspiracy, and pretty soon the picture devolves into an exercise in racing and chasing and predictable blam-blam-kapow. EDIT
Posted Aug 30, 2019
Hitsville: The Making of Motown (2019) Glenn Garvin Arguably one of the finest music documentaries ever produced. EDIT
Posted Aug 26, 2019
Hot Air (2018) Kurt Loder Simpleminded political gesturing... EDIT
Posted Aug 23, 2019
G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra (2009) Noah Berlatsky If I'm to have American imperial propaganda, I couldn't ask for it to be any more shoddily made or any more unconvincing than this. EDIT
Posted Aug 22, 2019
The Men Who Stare at Goats (2009) Noah Berlatsky The Men Who Stare At Goats is trying to be a smart, black, satirical comedy... Yet on the other hand, it's still trying to be a mainstream Hollywood movie. And whenever the two impulses come into conflict, Hollywood wins. EDIT
Posted Aug 22, 2019
Zombie Tidal Wave (2019) Glenn Garvin How could a show named Zombie Tidal Wave be anything less than awesome? Not since the man-eating tree of 1953's From Hell It Came has nature's implacable misanthropy been displayed more magnificently. EDIT
Posted Aug 16, 2019
Cold Case Hammarskjöld (2019) Kurt Loder A deeply wack piece of work-the kind of doc Errol Morris might make if he were recovering from a serious head injury. EDIT
Posted Aug 16, 2019
() Glenn Garvin None of them reveal much that isn't fairly well known to anybody who has followed the reams of literature on the case... The answers are neither novel nor sufficient. EDIT
Posted Aug 12, 2019
Woodstock: Three Days That Defined a Generation (2019) Glenn Garvin Arrogantly infuriating... Baby Boomers didn't change the world at Woodstock, or create a New Man... It's sad that, 50 years later, they still can't tell the difference. EDIT
Posted Aug 5, 2019
A Score to Settle (2019) Kurt Loder Starts out stupid, gets even stupider, and then it ends, which is one of the most satisfying things to be said about it. EDIT
Posted Aug 2, 2019
Them That Follow (2019) Kurt Loder Admirably free of the smug mockery so often aimed at these sorts of people... EDIT
Posted Aug 2, 2019
Once Upon a Time... in Hollywood (2019) Kurt Loder It's filled with wonderful stuff-mesmerizing stretches of narrative invention and a raft of memorable performances, most notably by its stars, Leonardo DiCaprio and Brad Pitt, who've rarely if ever been more magnetic. EDIT
Posted Jul 26, 2019
Share (2019) Glenn Garvin Share is thoughtful, but it's not entirely clear where those thoughts are headed. Give Bianco credit for making a film about a rage-inducing topic that doesn't shout; but a little less mumbling would have been welcome. EDIT
Posted Jul 22, 2019
David Crosby: Remember My Name (2019) Kurt Loder A portrait of a man running out of road... EDIT
Posted Jul 19, 2019
Midsommar (2019) Kurt Loder An ambitious but not entirely successful movie... EDIT
Posted Jul 5, 2019
Yesterday (2019) Kurt Loder Resistance seems pointless... EDIT
Posted Jun 28, 2019
Child's Play (2019) Kurt Loder The latest unnecessary extension of this weary franchise. EDIT
Posted Jun 21, 2019
The Dead Don't Die (2019) Kurt Loder Nothing in Jim Jarmusch's new zombie-com is as undead as the movie itself. EDIT
Posted Jun 14, 2019
Men in Black: International (2019) Kurt Loder Some aliens still pose existential threats to the planet. But as we see in this fourth MiB film, the franchise also faces an existential threat of its own: irrelevance. EDIT
Posted Jun 14, 2019
Dark Phoenix (2019) Kurt Loder There are several things wrong with Dark Phoenix. I'm tempted to say everything is wrong with it, except that the picture is largely in focus and the credits appear to be correctly spelled. EDIT
Posted Jun 7, 2019
Deadwood: The Movie (2019) Glenn Garvin The language is still a mixture of the oddly baroque and the profoundly obscene, and most importantly, Deadwood: The Movie is as a provocative, intelligent, and funny place to visit as the series ever was. EDIT
Posted Jun 3, 2019
Ma (2019) Kurt Loder An almost-horror movie that almost works... EDIT
Posted May 31, 2019
Rocketman (2019) Kurt Loder Rocketman is the kind of music-biz biopic in which the star of the show, Elton John, sings a duet with his nine-year-old self... EDIT
Posted May 31, 2019
Aladdin (2019) Kurt Loder It's fun. Bring a kid. EDIT
Posted May 24, 2019
The Buddy Holly Story (1978) John Hospers The Buddy Holly Story is, indeed, not profound in its characterizations, nor is the script particularly remarkable other than for simplicity and consistency. Yet the film turns out rather better than most of its kind. EDIT
Posted May 23, 2019
John Wick: Chapter 3 -- Parabellum (2019) Kurt Loder Wick 3 is a half hour longer than Wick 1, and the stuffing sticks out. EDIT
Posted May 17, 2019
All Is True (2018) Kurt Loder A moving, minor-key account of the last three years of Shakespeare's life. EDIT
Posted May 11, 2019
Avengers: Endgame (2019) Kurt Loder Rounding the bend into hour three, I heard a snurfling sound to my right. A discreet peek revealed that the guy next to me was semi-weeping, blotting away the odd tear with his shirt sleeve. Jeez, I thought. And then I realized...never mind. EDIT
Posted Apr 26, 2019
Hail Satan? (2019) Kurt Loder We've always known God had a sense of humor-how else explain pineapple pizza, Jean-Claude Juncker, or the needle-nosed narwhal? Satan, however, is not often thought to be much of a joker. EDIT
Posted Apr 19, 2019
High Life (2018) Kurt Loder The picture is hobbled by its shuffling pace, and by the ship's dim soundstage corridors and hazy colors (brick reds, teals and tans, a cold mortuary blue). EDIT
Posted Apr 12, 2019
The Highwaymen (2019) Glenn Garvin Occasionally funny and often grim, The Highwaymen is sometimes reminiscent of another buddy movie involving a posse in pursuit of a famous outlaw duo, Butch Cassidy & The Sundance Kid, with its poles reversed. EDIT
Posted Apr 2, 2019
Us (2019) Kurt Loder Very scary. And Peele's uber-nerd cinephilia is non-stop fun ("Isn't that the Lost Boys boardwalk?"). But as a writer, he has more ideas than he can fit into one picture, and even his great gifts as a director can't stanch the conceptual overflow. EDIT
Posted Mar 22, 2019
The Amityville Horror (1979) John Hospers One piece of cheap gimmickry follows another, until one finally concludes that continued presence in the theater could be construed as collusion in insulting one's intelligence. EDIT
Posted Mar 20, 2019
The Inventor: Out for Blood in Silicon Valley (2019) Kurt Loder She had a presence so alien that you expected to see a lizardy tongue flick out from between her lips at any moment. EDIT
Posted Mar 15, 2019
Crazy Rich Asians (2018) Kurt Loder This is a terrific little picture, one that checks all the traditional rom-com boxes. EDIT
Posted Mar 6, 2019
Mary Queen of Scots (2018) Kurt Loder Although they appear separately for most of the movie, Rona and Robbie are both compelling on their own. EDIT
Posted Mar 6, 2019
Mapplethorpe (2018) Kurt Loder The movie has the virtue of not fudging anything. Gay sex and affection are casually presented, and Mapplethorpe's hardest-core photographs receive unflinching screen time. EDIT
Posted Mar 1, 2019
The Hole in the Ground (2019) Kurt Loder The world would be a less-stressful place, or at least a less silly one, if clueless people would stop checking into creaky old houses on the edge of dark forbidding forests. EDIT
Posted Mar 1, 2019
How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World (2019) Kurt Loder Acres of action, quite a bit of it brilliant. How f ans will feel about the movie's rather weak pulse (did it really need to be made?) and its overall willingness to be a little bit boring remains to be seen. EDIT
Posted Feb 22, 2019
Kramer vs. Kramer (1979) John Hospers Powerful real-life drama with no hint of soap opera. EDIT
Posted Feb 19, 2019
Fighting With My Family (2019) Kurt Loder The movie numbers among its producers Mr. Dwayne Johnson, himself a wrestler of some renown before falling on hard times and being forced to take a day job (which includes a recurring cameo role here). EDIT
Posted Feb 15, 2019
The Man Who Killed Hitler and Then the Bigfoot (2018) Kurt Loder If you're going to make a movie called The Man Who Killed Hitler and Then the Bigfoot - which, as you're about to see, someone has-you'd be well-advised to make it as much unlike this movie as possible. EDIT
Posted Feb 8, 2019
Lords of Chaos (2018) Kurt Loder It's like a teen-delinquent b-movie from the 1950s, only with more death, more blood, and more church-burnings. Also crazed black-metal concert-goers chewing on a raw pig's head that's been tossed into their midst. EDIT
Posted Feb 8, 2019