Film Threat

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Rating Title/Year Author
8/10 Boiled Angels: The Trial of Mike Diana (2018) Chuck Foster Boiled Angels helps us wake up outside the "woke" bubble. EDIT
Posted Jun 26, 2019
8/10 FP2: Beats of Rage (2018) Enrique Acosta Mr. Trost's major strength is that he has found a way to make purposefully "bad" movies for comic effect. EDIT
Posted Jun 26, 2019
4/10 Murder Mystery (2019) Asher Luberto The biggest mystery soon becomes: why make this movie in the first place? Besides to give these hardworking actors an overseas vacation. EDIT
Posted Jun 26, 2019
6/10 Demon Squad (2019) Lorry Kikta Overall, I'd say that both Charlaine Harris and Raymond Chandler would be proud of this amalgamation of their source materials. EDIT
Posted Jun 25, 2019
6/10 Zoo (2018) Alex Saveliev It's almost like the filmmaker had a superb little dramatic short that he decided to expand into a multi-genre, low-budget hybrid, to its ultimate detriment. Meandering scenes overstay their welcome... EDIT
Posted Jun 24, 2019
7/10 Surprise Me! (2017) Alan Ng Surprise Me! beats a little life into its contribution to the very crowded market of Rom-Coms. The film is good and will appeal to fans of the genre, but doesn't do enough to transcend it... EDIT
Posted Jun 24, 2019
5/10 My Stretch of Texas Ground (2019) Alan Ng My Stretch of Texas Ground is trying to do some good and force us to empathize with a war happening on the other side...but if you're going to go out of your way to alienate your intended audience, then you're preaching to the choir. EDIT
Posted Jun 24, 2019
8/10 Wild Rose (2018) Alan Ng As a dramatic film, Wild Rose succeeds with a fantastic performance from Jessie Buckley. EDIT
Posted Jun 24, 2019
7/10 Child's Play (2019) Lorry Kikta It's a darkly funny allegory about technology with awesome practical gore. Chucky as CGI is still weird to me, but it makes sense in a way. EDIT
Posted Jun 24, 2019
6/10 Parallel Love: The Story of a Band Called Luxury (2018) Alex Saveliev Parallel Love is exactly what it says it is: a slight, diverting story of a band called Luxury, that happens to have some rockin' priests in it. EDIT
Posted Jun 24, 2019
8/10 Botero (2018) Paul Parcellin ... an enjoyable experience that presents an appealing overview of the artist's life and works and will no doubt please his many fans. EDIT
Posted Jun 24, 2019
7/10 The Quiet One (2019) Lorry Kikta I enjoyed finding out more about Wyman and The Rolling Stones. They are legends for a reason. EDIT
Posted Jun 21, 2019
8/10 Chained for Life (2018) Hunter Lanier Toying with the audience's own expectations and predispositions, Schimberg has made a movie that can be confidently called original. EDIT
Posted Jun 21, 2019
9/10 This One's for the Ladies (2018) Lorry Kikta I found This One's For The Ladies extremely interesting because it's a world so far removed from my own. EDIT
Posted Jun 20, 2019
7/10 Changeland (2019) Alex Saveliev Slight but likable, Changeland deals with moving on and the healing powers of travel and friendship. EDIT
Posted Jun 20, 2019
8/10 Toy Story 4 (2019) Alan Ng Toy Story 4 captures the heart of the entire saga in its own way. EDIT
Posted Jun 20, 2019
8/10 Mine 9 (2019) Bobby LePire Mine 9 juggles too many characters, but it works in just about every other way. The acting is fantastic, the editing is dynamic, the directing subtlety builds tension, and the ending is really good. EDIT
Posted Jun 20, 2019
8/10 Canary (2018) Bobby LePire While there are cliched moments and the odd didactic part, the film overcomes these issues thanks to strong characterizations and great performances. EDIT
Posted Jun 18, 2019
1/10 The Dirty Kind (2018) Enrique Acosta In this age of ironic and meta-entertainment, you might find yourself tempted to believe that this is some kind of performance art. Some kind of Andy Kaufmanesque joke played by a wily comic genius. Unfortunately, I don't think that is the case. EDIT
Posted Jun 17, 2019
9/10 () Lorry Kikta If you like twist-filled-revenge-thrillers, this should be the next movie on your watch list. EDIT
Posted Jun 17, 2019
5/10 Shaft (2019) Alex Saveliev Every beat of the formulaic plot is so predictable. The writers would've been better off just writing some lines for the three Shafts and having them verbally spar in a room together while jamming out to some slick 1970's tunes. EDIT
Posted Jun 17, 2019
8/10 Driven (2018) Lorry Kikta Driven is a short and sweet supernatural romp that never gets boring and somehow manages to pack laughs into what could be a very intense storyline in another film. EDIT
Posted Jun 14, 2019
5/10 Head Count (2018) Alex Saveliev Not quite the head trip it purports to be, Head Count is more likely to have you counting minutes until it's over. EDIT
Posted Jun 14, 2019
8/10 Loners (2019) Bradley Gibson Loners sparkles with a quality screenplay and polished filmmaking. This talented crew of filmmakers and actors have crafted a fine piece of commentary comedy, well worth your time. EDIT
Posted Jun 14, 2019
7/10 Plus One (2019) Lorry Kikta The script by Jeff Chan and Andrew Rhymer is great, as is their direction. I feel like some of the dialogue must be improvised, considering the cast, but all of it feels very natural. EDIT
Posted Jun 13, 2019
7/10 Funan (2019) Alex Saveliev Funan's deliberate pacing may throw off jaded viewers. That said, Do has created a tense, heartbreaking ode to a tragic time; a deeply personal story, superbly visualized. EDIT
Posted Jun 13, 2019
6/10 Wonders of the Sea (2017) Alex Saveliev It may move at a glacial pace, and its presentation may not be anything new, but Wonders of the Deep offers a chance to take a minute (or 80) and meditate upon our treatment of the oceans that harbors us. EDIT
Posted Jun 12, 2019
6.5/10 Canaries (2017) Chris Shields Lackluster gore aside, Alien Party Crashers shows Stray has a knack for likable characters and quippy dialogue. The film presents an interesting dance of ambitious sci-fi storytelling and backyard zombie horror. EDIT
Posted Jun 12, 2019
6/10 Hesburgh (2018) Asher Luberto Nick Andert, Jerry Barca, and William Neal have fastened a pace as swift and handsome as its subject. This is an informative doc that's more concerned with being entertaining than explanatory. Homework, it is not. EDIT
Posted Jun 11, 2019
4/10 Space Detective (2017) Bobby LePire Despite solid background work, the character animation is awful. Since film is a visual medium, poor visuals make for a bad movie; especially when it is an animated one. EDIT
Posted Jun 10, 2019
5/10 Karate in Ontario: The Uphill Battle. The Cost of Raising a Champion (2018) Alan Ng As a documentary, it's pretty basic. While thoroughly researched, it's pretty much simple interviews interspliced with general video of athletes-young and old, engaged in the sport of karate, a few video demonstrations, and archival footage. EDIT
Posted Jun 10, 2019
8.5/10 () Alan Ng This is one of those real-life Ocean's 11 adventures, I will watch over and over again. EDIT
Posted Jun 10, 2019
5.5/10 The Outsider (2019) Alan Ng The Outsider puts a spin on the western drama but quickly falls back into the conventional tropes of the genre. EDIT
Posted Jun 10, 2019
6/10 () Alex Saveliev While he may lack Soderbergh's experience, confidence, assured narrative grip and style... Shaw does display signs of real talent here, taking a look at the ramifications of said addiction. EDIT
Posted Jun 10, 2019
6/10 Papi chulo (2018) Alex Saveliev Butler's film has quite a few things going for it. It deals with the healing power of human interaction, undeterred by inherent disparities. EDIT
Posted Jun 7, 2019
Framing John DeLorean (2019) Hunter Lanier Aside from the poorly considered inclusion of staged drama, Framing John DeLorean competently breezes through the rise and fall of the legendary car mogul. EDIT
Posted Jun 7, 2019
8.5/10 The Lavender Scare (2017) Alan Ng As the film calls out the government's unfair treatment, the backbone is the story of Franklin Kameny. EDIT
Posted Jun 7, 2019
9/10 Woodstock: Three Days That Defined a Generation (2019) Chris Salce Woodstock is by far the most informative documentary about the event that I have ever seen. EDIT
Posted Jun 7, 2019
3/10 Hallowed Ground (2019) Alex Saveliev Maybe Doleac should scale back on the multitasking and take a moment to recharge. EDIT
Posted Jun 6, 2019
4/10 Heartlock (2018) Asher Luberto No matter the convincing performances and poignant points regarding politics in the prison community, this deadly dull drama doesn't get away with a get-out-of-jail-free card. EDIT
Posted Jun 5, 2019
7/10 Dark Phoenix (2019) Alan Ng Kinberg succeeds in hitting on the themes of the original Dark Phoenix Saga from the comics and in the end, stands alongside the first X-Men film in both stories. EDIT
Posted Jun 5, 2019
5/10 Extracurricular Activities (2019) Alex Saveliev Extracurricular Activities is neither a statement on the increasing nihilism / takeover of Generation Z nor an indictment of their parents' ignorance. Worst of all, it's rarely funny or witty. EDIT
Posted Jun 5, 2019
8/10 Loopers: The Caddie's Long Walk (2019) Andy Howell I've only played a handful of rounds of golf in my life, and I don't particularly care about the sport. Still, I found Loopers: The Caddie's Long Walk compelling. EDIT
Posted Jun 5, 2019
7/10 Walking on Water (2018) Lorry Kikta Walking on Water is essential for any devotee of the arts, as this shows a project from fruition to dismantling, a full life cycle of an art installation if you will. I, for one, found it very fascinating. EDIT
Posted Jun 4, 2019
9/10 Renegade Dreamers (2019) Enrique Acosta Renegade Dreamers is a documentary that doesn't ask it's viewers to do anything beyond ask themselves, "When did you stop caring?" EDIT
Posted Jun 4, 2019
4/10 Game Girls (2018) Enrique Acosta There is a lot that Game Girls forces the viewer to grapple with... but the danger of focusing on and fetishizing a single story is that the audience is encouraged to extrapolate that this is the experience for everyone in Skid Row. EDIT
Posted Jun 4, 2019
7/10 Rocketman (2019) Alan Ng I liked Rocketman enough to give it a recommendation, but in the end, it felt like turning Elton John's music and life into a musical and the dark, recovery story cannibalized one another and lessened the overall film. EDIT
Posted Jun 3, 2019
7.5/10 () Alan Ng Dale Watson brings his decades of experience to the film's music, songs, and performances. It also helps that Nobelzada can actually sing...and beautifully too. EDIT
Posted Jun 3, 2019
7/10 Ma (2019) Matthew Passantino The film's trajectory feels familiar, and Ma doesn't really hold a ton of surprises but is a genuine scream-at-screen delight. EDIT
Posted Jun 1, 2019
10/10 The Proposal (2018) Alex Saveliev The Proposal explores the ethics behind copywriting art, but it also sees its artist go to radical extremes that some may find equally questionable. It will provoke discussions and arguments aplenty. EDIT
Posted May 31, 2019