Cinema Crazed

Cinema Crazed is not a Tomatometer-approved publication. Reviews from this publication only count toward the Tomatometer® when written by the following Tomatometer-approved critic(s): Emilie Black, Felix Vasquez Jr., Phil Hall
Rating Title/Year Author
Shortcut (2020) Felix Vasquez Jr. A very good horror thriller that daringly dabbles in to some instances of folklore and fantasy for good measure. EDIT
Posted Sep 24, 2020
4.5/5 I Am Lisa (2020) Emilie Black The acting by lead actress Vaganos is something that not only sells the story and its horror, but also brings the viewer in so that they can be truly invested by the time the film gets to its main point. EDIT
Posted Sep 22, 2020
Cuties (2020) Felix Vasquez Jr. A bold, heartbreaking, and fascinating mix of drama and comedy in the same ilk of "Thirteen" and "Our Song." EDIT
Posted Sep 15, 2020
Hail to the Deadites (2020) Felix Vasquez Jr. A breezy, fun, and energetic ode to the classic horror franchise... EDIT
Posted Sep 13, 2020
Feels Good Man (2020) Felix Vasquez Jr. A stellar, and important look in to how art can take on a life of its own and sometimes cause immense chaos. EDIT
Posted Sep 11, 2020
The Babysitter: Killer Queen (2020) Felix Vasquez Jr. A raucous and fun follow up. EDIT
Posted Sep 11, 2020
4/5 () Emilie Black The performances by Lin and Hsieh are strong and keep the viewer involved while the visuals are an added layer to the film that helps sell the story. EDIT
Posted Sep 8, 2020
4/5 () Emilie Black The performances are fantastic and on point while the look of the film conveys its mood and the feelings of the characters perfectly. EDIT
Posted Sep 8, 2020
4/5 Sheep Without a Shepherd (2019) Emilie Black ...a good remake with a lot of emotions put into its runtime. EDIT
Posted Sep 8, 2020
4.5/5 Crazy Samurai Musashi (2020) Emilie Black Crazy Samurai Musashi teams Yûji Shimomura back up with lead actor Tak Sakaguchi and shows how these two can work miracles together. Add to this team up the writing of Sion Sono and the film that comes out the other end becomes a must see... EDIT
Posted Sep 8, 2020
3/5 Fried Barry (2020) Emilie Black ...fast paced but seems to lost interest at times because it's all about excess with not much respite. EDIT
Posted Sep 8, 2020
4.5/5 Hall (2020) Emilie Black Hall is a slow slow burn of a film that is more than worth spending time with as it showcases fantastic performances, great storytelling, and visuals that perfectly support the story. EDIT
Posted Sep 8, 2020
4/5 Lucky (2019) Emilie Black The film shows issues in our society from a feminine point of view that is much too real in the end. It's an important watch and will make quite a few quite uncomfortable. EDIT
Posted Sep 8, 2020
5/5 A Lady in Paris (2012) Emilie Black ...one of the best stories in a while with some of the best performances put together for a fairy tale-like film, it also has a look all of its own that pulls the viewer in and makes them part of the film, part of the story, and part of the love. EDIT
Posted Sep 8, 2020
4/5 Detention (2019) Emilie Black ...is one of those that will feel a bit slow at times, but it's more than worth sticking with to get to that ending and see where it is all going. EDIT
Posted Sep 8, 2020
4/5 The Curse of Audrey Earnshaw (2020) Emilie Black ...historical slow burn horror done right EDIT
Posted Sep 8, 2020
4/5 You Cannot Kill David Arquette (2020) Emilie Black There is something in here for everyone and it's one of those rare documentaries that is not afraid to really show the bad sides of their subject, celebrity or not. EDIT
Posted Sep 8, 2020
Alone (2020) Felix Vasquez Jr. One of the best and most exciting thrillers of the year. EDIT
Posted Sep 1, 2020
() Felix Vasquez Jr. A nice tale of vengeance with some primo acting. EDIT
Posted Aug 21, 2020
4/5 Yummy (2020) Emilie Black Yummy is a fun, mayhem-filled take on zombies of sort, that is go-go-go for most of its runtime. It doesn't waste the viewer's time in getting to the point and it just goes balls-to-the-wall for most of its time. EDIT
Posted Aug 20, 2020
4.5/5 Random Acts of Violence (2019) Emilie Black The film looks fantastic and has a great lead cast with Jordana Brewster as the shining star here and it's definitely fun to watch her work in horror again. EDIT
Posted Aug 19, 2020
4/5 Max Reload and the Nether Blasters (2020) Emilie Black ... definitely popcorn entertainment perfect for a Saturday night with a few generations looking to watch a film together. EDIT
Posted Aug 19, 2020
4/5 The Wretched (2019) Emilie Black ...it's not the most scary, but in the right frame of mind and without any spoilers, it should make for a fun night of scares. EDIT
Posted Aug 11, 2020
Elodie (2019) Felix Vasquez Jr. Director Daniel Ziegler masterfully crafts a movie that's an amalgam of various elements like noir, pulp, crime thrillers, character dramas, and relationship drama and by the end it all comes together so beautifully. EDIT
Posted Aug 7, 2020
Sixteen Candles (1984) Felix Vasquez Jr. Meandering and kind of dull and doesn't quite manage to be as sweet as its romantic final scene. EDIT
Posted Jul 30, 2020
Rad (1986) Felix Vasquez Jr. Taken as a novelty of the mid to late eighties, 1986's "Rad" is charming in its silliness and camp. EDIT
Posted Jul 30, 2020
Deep Blue Sea 3 (2020) Felix Vasquez Jr. There's nothing really here, save for the usual riffs on "The Deep," "Aliens," "The Abyss," and only a very small connection to the sequel... EDIT
Posted Jul 30, 2020
Perfect (2018) Felix Vasquez Jr. Alcazar's sheer visual brilliance sadly tends to mask a narrative that otherwise has no real direction... EDIT
Posted Jul 25, 2020
3/5 Ghosts of War (2020) Emilie Black Overall, it's a good film, but not great. It has a few great scenes peppered throughout and a couple of scares, so it works okay. EDIT
Posted Jul 20, 2020
2.5/5 Coven (2020) Emilie Black ...it's not something teen girls or college ladies are going to flock to in the future... EDIT
Posted Jul 20, 2020
4/5 Useless Humans (2020) Emilie Black ...a fun and funny film about friendship and saving the world while completely drunk. It doesn't take itself too seriously and that works great for the film overall. EDIT
Posted Jul 18, 2020
Mondo Balordo (1964) Felix Vasquez Jr. Absolutely awful... EDIT
Posted Jul 18, 2020
1BR (2019) Felix Vasquez Jr. Very stressful and intense experience... EDIT
Posted Jul 15, 2020
3/5 Volition (2019) Emilie Black The film works overall with some great scenes here and there, but the story and its twists and turns may be a bit over-complicated. EDIT
Posted Jul 15, 2020
In Action (2020) Felix Vasquez Jr. It's creative, ambitious, and pretty damn fun. EDIT
Posted Jul 13, 2020
5/5 Relic (2020) Emilie Black ... a slow burn done right with plenty of emotional connection and payoff. It's one of those films that is a must see this summer for those looking for something else than pure action and explosions. EDIT
Posted Jul 3, 2020
Stadium Anthems (2018) Felix Vasquez Jr. There are occasional guffaws, but the attempts at wit are lost in a myriad sex jokes, sex gags, and puns, and double entendres, ad nauseum. EDIT
Posted Jul 2, 2020
Cassandro, the Exotico! (2018) Felix Vasquez Jr. A bold, charming, and unique sports documentary about a true trailblazer. EDIT
Posted Jun 24, 2020
Mucho Mucho Amor: The Legend of Walter Mercado (2020) Felix Vasquez Jr. A wonderful exploration of how hope, and inspiration, and love can destroy so many barriers and unite. EDIT
Posted Jun 24, 2020
4.5/5 Streetlight Harmonies (2020) Emilie Black Streetlight Harmonies is an educative film that all should see because of all the information in there about Doo-Wop, music history, and all the influences from it still felt in hit songs to this day. EDIT
Posted Jun 24, 2020
3.5/5 Dreamland (2019) Emilie Black Dreamland is a bit of a nonsensical film with some good performance, it allows Juliette Lewis to truly have fun and go nutty at times, something that is never not entertaining. EDIT
Posted Jun 24, 2020
4/5 Becky (2020) Emilie Black Becky is a fairly fun revenge film with a lead who takes control and shows what a teen girl can do when she focuses her angst and energy on a plan and goes for broke. EDIT
Posted Jun 24, 2020
2.5/5 Money Machine (2020) Emilie Black The film feels both like something is missing while there is too much involved. EDIT
Posted Jun 24, 2020
5/5 Miss Juneteenth (2020) Emilie Black Miss Juneteenth is a beautiful film about struggle, love, and living as a Black person in the United States. EDIT
Posted Jun 24, 2020
3/5 The Lightest Darkness (2018) Emilie Black Overall, the story is decent, the film is good, and it's something fans of film noir should be interested in. EDIT
Posted Jun 24, 2020
Maedchen in Uniform (1931) Felix Vasquez Jr. A beautiful and wonderfully acted drama... EDIT
Posted Jun 21, 2020
Return to... Return to Nuke 'Em High AKA Volume 2 (2017) Felix Vasquez Jr. Sadly a disappointing second part to the series revival, even if does the best it can with the little it has. EDIT
Posted Jun 21, 2020
() Felix Vasquez Jr. It's one of the really awful comedies of the 1980's that I'd recommend strictly for completists of the decade. EDIT
Posted Jun 21, 2020
Blood & Flesh: The Reel Life & Ghastly Death of Al Adamson (2019) Felix Vasquez Jr. A wonderful documentary chronicling the accidental career of Al Adamson... EDIT
Posted Jun 21, 2020
Viktor and Viktoria (1933) Felix Vasquez Jr. Director Schünzel creates a funny, adorable, and entertaining musical that mixes cross dressing and heavy queer overtones. EDIT
Posted Jun 21, 2020