FilmDrunk

FilmDrunk is not a Tomatometer-approved publication. Reviews from this publication only count toward the Tomatometer® when written by the following Tomatometer-approved critic(s): Vincent Mancini
Rating Title/Year Author
B- Zack Snyder's Justice League (2021) Vincent Mancini An inspired vision of the same superhero team up plot we've seen 17 times now. Please let it be the last. EDIT
Posted Mar 18, 2021
B- Cherry (2021) Vincent Mancini Cherry is a big, beautiful bummer, more interesting in failure than many movies are in success. EDIT
Posted Mar 12, 2021
C Pieces of a Woman (2020) Vincent Mancini Flattens its characters' grief into the usual collection of festival movie clichés. EDIT
Posted Jan 11, 2021
C+ Wonder Woman 1984 (2020) Vincent Mancini Entertaining enough, and refreshingly light in many ways, but so vague in all its key points that it's hard to be especially invested. EDIT
Posted Dec 24, 2020
C+ News of the World (2020) Vincent Mancini Tom Hanks educates the ignorant rabble in what feels like a lukewarm liberal take on The Searchers. EDIT
Posted Dec 22, 2020
B+ The Midnight Sky (2020) Vincent Mancini Clooney's ambitious, dystopian space drama is slick but never falsely saccharine, a worthy addition to the "sad astronaut" canon. EDIT
Posted Dec 22, 2020
C Hillbilly Elegy (2020) Vincent Mancini Ron Howard turns a tale of entertaining hillbilly dysfunction into a repetitive after-school special. EDIT
Posted Nov 24, 2020
A Dick Johnson Is Dead (2020) Vincent Mancini The most life-affirming movie about death and dementia ever made. Take it from me, someone who ALWAYS avoids dementia movies. EDIT
Posted Oct 9, 2020
C 2067 (2020) Vincent Mancini '2067' looks much more expensive than it is and has an intriguing series of Macguffins, but with hokey dialogue and vague character motivations the second half falls flat. EDIT
Posted Oct 2, 2020
C- I'm Thinking of Ending Things (2020) Vincent Mancini An alienating, experimental headscratcher from cinema's sharpest observer of failed relationships. EDIT
Posted Sep 18, 2020
A- The Devil All the Time (2020) Vincent Mancini A spellbinding hillbilly noir with a brilliant cast. A movie where bad things just keep happening but always with a wry sense of the absurd. EDIT
Posted Sep 18, 2020
C+ Tesla (2020) Vincent Mancini 'Tesla' almost works as a portrait of the Victorian era, but keeps trying to substitute artistic choices for ideas. EDIT
Posted Aug 21, 2020
C+ Unhinged (2020) Vincent Mancini This film about Russell Crowe as an Alex Jones-esque road raging lunatic is more a fascinating prospect than a fascinating movie. EDIT
Posted Aug 21, 2020
A- The Swamp (2020) Vincent Mancini A must-watch dissection of how politics became sports and why we can't afford to keep treating it that way. EDIT
Posted Aug 14, 2020
A- Boys State (2020) Vincent Mancini A heartening coming-of-age tale wrapped in a heartbreaking political tragedy. EDIT
Posted Aug 14, 2020
B Sputnik (2020) Vincent Mancini Sputnik's character and fx designers are clearly having fun. EDIT
Posted Aug 13, 2020
B An American Pickle (2020) Vincent Mancini A genuinely inspired, Jewish 'Encino man.' Though it fumbles a bit in the middle, the first sequence is the best immigrant comedy since 'Johnny Dangerously.' EDIT
Posted Aug 6, 2020
D- The Tax Collector (2020) Vincent Mancini Shia Labeouf's tattoo-that-he-got-for-real is the most interesting thing about this, and it's only in the movie for about two seconds. EDIT
Posted Aug 6, 2020
D The Secret: Dare to Dream (2020) Vincent Mancini If you tried to parody 'The Secret's world view to make it look bad it couldn't be much worse than 'The Secret: Dare To Dream.' EDIT
Posted Jul 30, 2020
B- First Cow (2019) Vincent Mancini 'The Revenant' meets a New Yorker cartoon. EDIT
Posted Jul 9, 2020
B- Greyhound (2020) Vincent Mancini It's an exciting, non-stop battle from start to finish. Unfortunately it has no characters, only uniforms. EDIT
Posted Jul 6, 2020
B+ Welcome to Chechnya (2020) Vincent Mancini A deeply unsettling but necessary watch. EDIT
Posted Jul 1, 2020
B Irresistible (2020) Vincent Mancini What seems at first like a naive, neoliberal morality play is actually a *parody* of a neoliberal morality play. And a valid one. EDIT
Posted Jun 26, 2020
A- Eurovision Song Contest: The Story of Fire Saga (2020) Vincent Mancini Just about the perfect amount of dumb for a movie like this. I had to force my friends to watch it so I wouldn't have these silly songs stuck in my head alone. EDIT
Posted Jun 26, 2020
A- Babyteeth (2019) Vincent Mancini Babyteeth will rip your heart out but you'll be glad you took the ride. EDIT
Posted Jun 18, 2020
B- Miss Juneteenth (2020) Vincent Mancini An evocative, richly conceived portrait of black motherhood that struggles a bit trying to transcend the pitch. EDIT
Posted Jun 17, 2020
C The King of Staten Island (2020) Vincent Mancini Apatow turns Davidson's genuinely interesting real story into four or five stock narratives that he can't choose between. Bill Burr is so good he nearly saves the movie and might have, if only he'd shown up sooner. EDIT
Posted Jun 12, 2020
B+ Judy & Punch (2019) Vincent Mancini An enjoyably odd little romp that commits so fully to theatricality that it almost comes back around to realism. EDIT
Posted Jun 9, 2020
C- Capone (2020) Vincent Mancini 'Capone' has produced a corollary to the Tropic Thunder rule, where maybe you never go full syphilis. Portrait of a senile and irrelevant Al Capone. EDIT
Posted May 12, 2020
B Arkansas (2020) Vincent Mancini A Southern crime shaggy dog in the vein of Charles Portis, Harry Crews, et al, Arkansas never goes quite where you're expecting, which is what makes it interesting. EDIT
Posted May 5, 2020
B+ Extraction (2020) Vincent Mancini Some of the best pure action choreography and cinematography of the past 10 years. EDIT
Posted May 1, 2020
B- Bad Education (2019) Vincent Mancini Standout performances in an intriguing story, but with a script that can't quite figure out what it wants to do. EDIT
Posted Apr 24, 2020
B Uncorked (2020) Vincent Mancini A nice little somme-com, gently diverting and sneakily affecting, that comes along just at the right time. EDIT
Posted Mar 27, 2020
B- The Way Back (2020) Vincent Mancini Reasonably entertaining, if predictable. It's great while it lasts but it ends before it ever really hits the kind of crescendo you expect in an underdog sports movie. EDIT
Posted Mar 12, 2020
B Onward (2020) Vincent Mancini It's a not-as-good version of three or four other Pixar movies. That being said, it's perfectly fine. EDIT
Posted Mar 6, 2020
B+ The Invisible Man (2020) Vincent Mancini Leigh Whannell is our new king of elevated schlock. EDIT
Posted Mar 5, 2020
B Greed (2019) Vincent Mancini Winterbottom tries to do mockumentary and exposé simultaneously. Not always successfully, though it's an admirable attempt. EDIT
Posted Feb 29, 2020
Portrait of a Lady on Fire (2019) Vincent Mancini Portrait of a Lady on Fire doesn't shout at you. It whispers gently from the porch of another house, leaving its message to be carried on the breeze. EDIT
Posted Feb 19, 2020
B Birds of Prey (and the Fantabulous Emancipation of One Harley Quinn) (2020) Vincent Mancini Sort of like Rocky Horror meets a Jackie Chan movie. I'm not sure what to make of it and I kind of appreciate that. EDIT
Posted Feb 8, 2020
C Just Mercy (2019) Vincent Mancini A movie about an obviously-right protagonist righting obvious wrongs by doggedly stating facts. EDIT
Posted Jan 9, 2020
A- Little Women (2019) Vincent Mancini A shockingly good adaptation of something I had no interest in before that proves Ladybird was no fluke. EDIT
Posted Dec 20, 2019
B 1917 (2019) Vincent Mancini A gorgeous display of immersive filmmaking that artistically is mostly empty calories. EDIT
Posted Dec 19, 2019
C+ Richard Jewell (2019) Vincent Mancini Wonderful acting and solid craftsmanship do not excuse turning a story about the FBI ignoring white nationalism into a rant about fake news and uppity women. EDIT
Posted Dec 11, 2019
A+ Uncut Gems (2019) Vincent Mancini Like a more Jewish-themed Bad Lieutenant with all the intensity and half the sensationalism -- also, Adam Sandler. Uncut Gems is one of the best of the decade. EDIT
Posted Dec 10, 2019
B+ The Irishman (2019) Vincent Mancini Scorsese's beautiful, sprawling, attempt to reckon with his own legacy, and a requiem for the power of American labor unions. EDIT
Posted Nov 25, 2019
B 21 Bridges (2019) Vincent Mancini Toys with a few genres before coming to rest as a kind of understated blaxploitation film. Amazing what decent camera work can do for an action movie. EDIT
Posted Nov 22, 2019
A Honey Boy (2019) Vincent Mancini Shia's intense movie memoir makes every other "daddy issues" story feel like snorting baby powder by comparison. And Lucas Hedges's Labeouf impression is a revelation. EDIT
Posted Nov 8, 2019
C Primal (2019) Vincent Mancini Nic Cage is trapped on a boat with a terrorist and an albino CGI jaguar. That is an amazing premise! If only we could see it. Bad camera work and choppy editing are ruining B movies. EDIT
Posted Nov 5, 2019
A- Dolemite Is My Name (2019) Vincent Mancini The ideal comeback vehicle for Eddie Murphy and a winning romp that's perfect for Netflix. EDIT
Posted Oct 25, 2019
C+ The Laundromat (2019) Vincent Mancini An important story marred by a failed approach to the telling. Strange to watch Meryl Streep transform into Jared Leto. EDIT
Posted Oct 22, 2019