ScreenAnarchy

ScreenAnarchy is not a Tomatometer-approved publication. Reviews from this publication only count toward the Tomatometer when written by the following Tomatometer-approved critic(s): Anton Bitel, Chase Whale, Eric D. Snider, Ernesto Zelaya Miñaro, J Hurtado, Jason Gorber, Josh Ralske, Scott Weinberg, Shelagh Rowan-Legg, Simon Abrams
Rating Title/Year Author
Gwen (2018) Shelagh Rowan-Legg It is a startling debut, with economical direction and a tight script that belies the depths of its characters and themes. EDIT
Posted Aug 21, 2019
() Shelagh Rowan-Legg It is a startling debut, with economical direction and a tight script that belies the depths of its characters and themes. EDIT
Posted Aug 21, 2019
Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark (2019) J Hurtado Scary Stories delivers a genuine sense of dread, numerous solid scares, and a ton of very creepy atmosphere in a way that could easily make one forget that this is a ostensibly a movie for kids. EDIT
Posted Aug 8, 2019
Chiwawa (Chiwawa-chan) (2019) J Hurtado Chiwawa warms up an old formula with mediocre results EDIT
Posted Aug 5, 2019
Mystery Of The Night (2019) J Hurtado It's very easy to recommend Mystery of the Night as an example of something exciting happening on the other side of the world that deserves attention. EDIT
Posted Aug 5, 2019
() J Hurtado Gregory's Blood & Flesh is one of those documentaries manages to engage the audience by giving an little known but extraordinary story its due. EDIT
Posted Aug 5, 2019
() J Hurtado DreadOut is a solid outing from all of the cast and crew, and it manages to transcend its source material in a way that won't alienate those who've never heard of the game. EDIT
Posted Aug 5, 2019
() J Hurtado There is no more difficult review to write than that of an okay film. There's nothing stellar about 1BR, and there is just as little that is offensively bad. It's fine. EDIT
Posted Aug 5, 2019
It Comes (2019) J Hurtado It Comes is a brilliantly told, complex, and surprising journey that is the cinematic equivalent of Mr. Toad's Wild Ride. EDIT
Posted Aug 5, 2019
The Odd Family: Zombie on Sale (2019) J Hurtado I've seen a million zombie films, and The Odd Family still managed to surprise me several times, and that's no easy feat. EDIT
Posted Aug 5, 2019
El increíble finde menguante (2019) J Hurtado [A] micro level investigation of a love affair gone south that will find an empathetic audience absolutely riveted by its profound simplicity. EDIT
Posted Aug 5, 2019
Fast & Furious Presents: Hobbs & Shaw (2019) J Hurtado There is nothing subtle about Hobbs & Shaw. It's a huge movie filled with huge action, huge laughs, huge leaps of logic, and in the end, huge feelings. EDIT
Posted Aug 5, 2019
The Deeper You Dig (2019) J Hurtado While I don't think it's going to take the world by storm, it's definitely a calling card for future projects by this little family band of filmmaking fanatics. I enjoyed The Deeper You Dig very much... EDIT
Posted Jul 29, 2019
Critters Attack! (2019) J Hurtado It's bloody, it's silly, and it's a gory good time. EDIT
Posted Jul 20, 2019
Stuber (2019) J Hurtado Stuber is a really fun ride and a great way to pass ninety minutes with plenty of action and gags to keep the audience in stitches throughout. EDIT
Posted Jul 12, 2019
Article 15 (2019) J Hurtado Article 15 is a compelling thriller that keeps you guessing until right near the end, putting another feather in Sinha's cap with a remarkably solid thriller that addresses a significant social issue without sacrificing storytelling. EDIT
Posted Jul 9, 2019
Spider-Man: Far From Home (2019) J Hurtado Spider-Man: Far From Home is a thrilling teen-angst filled travelogue of tremendously tectonic trouble that never forgets what it is like to be a kid, even one who has saved the world several times. EDIT
Posted Jun 28, 2019
Midsommar (2019) J Hurtado Not quite a revelation, Midsommar is still a damn good film. EDIT
Posted Jun 19, 2019
Men in Black: International (2019) J Hurtado Men In Black: International is forgettable fluff from outer space EDIT
Posted Jun 13, 2019
3.5/4 The Last Black Man in San Francisco (2019) Frank Ochieng ...unconventionally poetic, piercingly observant, and thought-provoking...a beautifully shot meditation on a heralded hometown turned into a pricey Fantasyland for those that can no longer afford to be part of its marvelous mosaic. EDIT
Posted Jun 11, 2019
Daniel Isn't Real (2019) J Hurtado In these days where it seems like new horror movies are a dime a dozen, it's wonderful to get something of substance that genuinely surprises, and this is it. EDIT
Posted Jun 10, 2019
Greener Grass (2019) J Hurtado Landing somewhere between the dreamy hellscape of Lynch's Blue Velvet and the joyous vulgarity of Waters' Polyester, Greener Grass occupies an odd space of its own in the annals of the suburban satire. EDIT
Posted Jun 10, 2019
Satanic Panic (2019) J Hurtado Satanic Panic fits right in with those mostly forgettable low budget features as yet another film that would've gone direct to video twenty years ago. EDIT
Posted Jun 10, 2019
70 Big Ones (2018) Shelagh Rowan-Legg Smart, high stakes, a great heroine and an even greater criminal, a story that both keeps you on the edge of your seat and keeps you guessing, plenty of exciting action, some good (and dark) moments of comedy, and an ending that you won't see coming. EDIT
Posted Jun 4, 2019
2/4 Ma (2019) Frank Ochieng ...this schmaltzy showcase of surrogate Mommy Meanest never materializes beyond its cheapened B-movie transparent terror...feels mechanical and familiar and never really taps effectively into its inherent cynical silliness. EDIT
Posted Jun 1, 2019
Godzilla: King of the Monsters (2019) J Hurtado Godzilla: King of the Monsters is the all out action bash of the summer, and it's going to be a tough one to beat EDIT
Posted May 30, 2019
3/4 Booksmart (2019) Frank Ochieng Raucous, revealing, riotous and keenly cynical, Wilde's refreshing take on the growing pressures of liberating femininity and over-achieving high school academia for the suppressed female voice is a smart, observational mixture. EDIT
Posted May 27, 2019
() J Hurtado [A] gem that is bound to have serious legs on the festival circuit, and with a little luck, on cinema screens around the world. EDIT
Posted May 21, 2019
() J Hurtado Aljem's approach leaves room for the comedy to be created by the situation, rather than forced into the form of a punch line or a gag. EDIT
Posted May 21, 2019
John Wick: Chapter 3 -- Parabellum (2019) J Hurtado This is an action lover's dream and I hope I never wake up. EDIT
Posted May 16, 2019
1.5/4 Poms (2019) Frank Ochieng [A] silly-minded chuckler that needs to be rejected from the try-out squad. Of all the cheerleading routines that Keaton and her calisthenics cougars could have done in Poms is the split...as in splitting from this fruitless, rheumatoid romp. EDIT
Posted May 14, 2019
Pokémon Detective Pikachu (2019) J Hurtado Detective Pikachu is probably the cutest film we'll get all year, but sadly, it's not enough to just be cute, you have to make sense, and that's where this film fails. EDIT
Posted May 9, 2019
3/4 Ask Dr. Ruth (2019) Frank Ochieng Ask Dr. Ruth is both playful and piercing in its spotlight shining on a strong, achieving giggly feminine force that conquered lingering personalized adversity with sexual advisory potency. EDIT
Posted May 8, 2019
2/4 El Chicano (2018) Frank Ochieng ...the humorless and dark tendencies feel utterly labored. Dripping in brutish violence as a police procedural, El Chicano is a sunken saga riddled in strained grade-B crime drama cliches. EDIT
Posted May 4, 2019
2/4 Little (2019) Frank Ochieng ...a formulaic fantasy teaser that predictably treads on the same broad waters of its overwrought theme. Little yearns to be the ethnically bouncy counterpart to Big but the ready-made synthetic frolic in this cheeky yarn feels small-minded. EDIT
Posted May 2, 2019
2/4 Jeremiah Terminator LeRoy (2018) Frank Ochieng ...only accomplishes its misguided mission as being a boorish misfire. The I.D. crisis in J.T. LeRoy is just not riveting enough to be unmasked at the expense of alienating feminine fragility. EDIT
Posted Apr 30, 2019
Ravening (2019) J Hurtado Boldly and skillfully weaves elements of drama, romance, and horror together into a challenging tonal mix that certainly won't be for everyone, but works like a charm for me. EDIT
Posted Apr 29, 2019
2.5/4 Marilyn (2018) Frank Ochieng ... reflective and probing...the film's gripping essence in conveying the pressures of a gay teen tormented by directional signs of angst-ridden burden does have its affecting, dramatic impact. EDIT
Posted Apr 27, 2019
2.5/4 Breakthrough (2019) Frank Ochieng ...divine and soul-searching. Breakthrough is warmly inviting for its ability to be honest, moving, melancholy, and deliver its truthfulness in profound revelation. EDIT
Posted Apr 21, 2019
Teen Spirit (2018) Shelagh Rowan-Legg While there are some entertaining moments in Teen Spirit, its well-traveled route doesn't offer any new insights or profound meditations on this culture of instant success. EDIT
Posted Apr 20, 2019
Little Woods (2018) Shelagh Rowan-Legg Little Woods is an assured debut, tinged with moments of anger, strength, frustration, and a glimmer of hope that comes from doing that you need to do to help those you love, even if it means going against a system that does not want you to hope. EDIT
Posted Apr 20, 2019
3/4 Penguins (2019) Frank Ochieng So yes...birds of a feather certainly flock together in this nature-oriented gem. Thoroughly enjoyable and heart-warming, Disneynature Penguins has embracing animal magnetism for all the right kind of festive reasons. EDIT
Posted Apr 19, 2019
2/4 After (2019) Frank Ochieng Gage's tepid teen romancer After plays it safe and never elevates this youth-oriented, pseudo-steamy sudser beyond its pedestrian pauses of passion. One has seen this slushy session of teen sexual angst numerous times before, folks. EDIT
Posted Apr 13, 2019
Hellboy (2019) J Hurtado This Hellboy May Be Fresh Out Of The Inferno, But He's Still Half-Baked EDIT
Posted Apr 10, 2019
2/4 The Best of Enemies (2019) Frank Ochieng [An] affecting but flatly received desegregation drama. The Best of Enemies feels unevenly pat and plays it rather safe without exploring the racially charged obstacles with a more pronounced grittiness. EDIT
Posted Apr 9, 2019
Feral (2017) Shelagh Rowan-Legg Feral, Andrew Wonder's narrative feature directorial debut, tells one woman's story, a story both filled with beautiful imagination and painful reality of her individual journey, one of both attempted progression and constant pushback. EDIT
Posted Apr 8, 2019
2/4 Five Feet Apart (2019) Frank Ochieng [A] treacly teen romancer... has all the compelling poignancy of a broken charm bracelet...wrapped around in the sweetness and sacrificial sorrow of its corny convictions EDIT
Posted Apr 6, 2019
3/4 Where's Daddy? (2018) Frank Ochieng [A] highly reflective and absorbingly insightful documentary. Where's Daddy? is gripping and thought-provoking in its serious look at deprived families paying an ultimate price EDIT
Posted Apr 4, 2019
Pet Sematary (2019) J Hurtado In spite of improving on every conceivable technical level, this new version of Pet Sematary fails spectacularly in the one department that really matters with a horror film, it's just not that scary EDIT
Posted Apr 4, 2019
Rust Creek (2018) Shelagh Rowan-Legg A thriller that keeps its tension high and sharp for most of the film, while allowing the story and characters some room to breathe and explore various power dynamics. EDIT
Posted Apr 1, 2019