Graffiti With Punctuation

Graffiti With Punctuation is not a Tomatometer-approved publication. Reviews from this publication only count toward the Tomatometer when written by the following Tomatometer-approved critic(s): Blake Howard, Cameron Williams
Rating Title/Year Author
4/4 Monos (2019) Blake Howard MONOS takes the audience into the extreme unseen. MONOS is bold, confronting and impossible to forget. EDIT
Posted Nov 14, 2019
2/4 Ophelia (2018) Blake Howard McCarthy and Chellas' want to elevate Ophelia and demonstrate that the ripples of her life echo into the canonical. Unfortunately, hearty success feels shackled by always defining the eponymous protagonist by what she's not. EDIT
Posted Jul 1, 2019
2.5/4 The Dead Don't Die (2019) Blake Howard The repeated use of the word "ghouls" spoken by Adam Driver is worth the price of admission alone in Jim Jarmusch's delightfully bent tale of the zombie apocalypse. EDIT
Posted Jun 15, 2019
4/4 Deadwood: The Movie (2019) Blake Howard We've had our chance to view the resurrection and synthesis of Milch's genius, and once again Al's words are left ringing in our ears. Last time it was don't go, this time it's rest easy. EDIT
Posted Jun 6, 2019
2/4 Palm Beach (2019) Blake Howard In 2019, this snapshot of affluence arrives with the stellar timing of Russell Brand's Arthur remake surfing the wave of the Global Financial Crisis. EDIT
Posted Jun 6, 2019
2/4 Pokémon Detective Pikachu (2019) Blake Howard Pokémon Detective Pikachu has Ryan Reynolds making one of the cutest characters ever conceived say the word "dame" and also "I feel it in my jellies"; that's enough. EDIT
Posted May 21, 2019
3/4 Arctic (2018) Blake Howard Arctic is an enthralling, matter of fact tale of survival told with a kind of straight-faced defiance. Mikkelsen is a rare performer with the physical and emotional durability to carry the film. EDIT
Posted May 21, 2019
3.5/4 Free Solo (2018) Blake Howard I cannot remember a time that I've ever sweated so much watching a film. I squirmed in my seat trying to have as little of my body touching my seat as possible. EDIT
Posted Jan 30, 2019
3.5/4 The Old Man & the Gun (2018) Blake Howard David Lowery's cinematic farewell to one of the greatest living movie stars, Robert Redford, is an utter delight in every conceivable way. EDIT
Posted Jan 30, 2019
3/5 Watch the Sunset (2017) Blake Howard "Watch the Sunset" is an anxiety-inducing single take film that uses its form to amplify the dramatic stakes. EDIT
Posted Dec 13, 2018
4/5 Burning (2018) Blake Howard Director Chang-dong Lee's "Burning"; a scintillating masterwork of class warfare, contemporary existential pressures and an agonising pursuit for truth in the haze of manipulated perception; contains a single staggering scene. EDIT
Posted Dec 13, 2018
2.5/5 Boy Erased (2018) Blake Howard "Boy Erased" features great performances and tells an essential story; which makes it all the more conflicting that it leaves you pretty vacant. EDIT
Posted Nov 14, 2018
3/5 The Merger (2018) Blake Howard Just as Australia's current coalition government nominated Scott Morrison as their leader; a man who has a boat-shaped sculpture in his office that proclaims "I stopped these"; a movie embracing humanity like "The Merger" is right on time. EDIT
Posted Nov 10, 2018
4/5 Hotel Mumbai (2018) Blake Howard When I saw Maras' short film "The Palace," I called it "one of the most emotionally effective and powerful short films that I've ever seen." In retrospect, it's a little entree for Maras' potential. EDIT
Posted Nov 10, 2018
1.5/5 The Girl in the Spider's Web (2018) Blake Howard "The Girl in the Spider's Web" does for Lisbeth Salander what "Jason Bourne" did for the Bourne franchise, and that's not a compliment. EDIT
Posted Nov 10, 2018
2.5/5 Ready Player One (2018) Blake Howard RPO is a movie with a tsunami of these moments from about 40 years of film, T.V and gaming. If you're a collector, you may relish trying to catch them all. EDIT
Posted Sep 23, 2018
4/5 The Second (2018) Blake Howard Director Mairi Cameron creates an prestige aesthetic that affects a sense of haunting isolation, and writer Stephen Lance's script manipulates time and memory to weave a disturbing tale of creation. What secrets are entangled in this fiction? EDIT
Posted Sep 23, 2018
4.5/5 BlacKkKlansman (2018) Blake Howard "BlackKKlansman" Lee gives a dissertation on the potency of satire before hitting the audience with a K.O. It's a movie "rope a dope," from the canvas look up and Spike Lee is daring us to wake up. EDIT
Posted Sep 23, 2018
2/5 Ant-Man and The Wasp (2018) Blake Howard "Ant-Man and the Wasp" is beige; but (in the words of Australian comic Billy Birmingham as beloved cricket commentator Richie Benaud), it's also cream, bone, off-white and perhaps ivory. EDIT
Posted Sep 23, 2018
4/5 The Breaker Upperers (2018) Blake Howard "The Breaker Upperers" is a film that I had a chance to see twice in one day. After the first viewing, with a second helping on offer, I did not hesitate, not for a second. EDIT
Posted Sep 23, 2018
3.5/5 The Miseducation of Cameron Post (2018) Blake Howard Desiree Akhavan's "The Miseducation of Cameron Post" is a laughable AND disturbing vision of life behind the lines of gay conversion therapy. EDIT
Posted Aug 18, 2018
4.5/5 A Beautiful Day (2017) Blake Howard Dizzying pulsating soundscapes seamlessly edited around fleeting glimpses into disturbing past events and a subversive vision of vengeance; Ramsay and star Joaquin Phoenix have delivered something that refuses to be forgotten. EDIT
Posted Aug 18, 2018
4.5/5 Mission: Impossible -- Fallout (2018) Blake Howard Mission: Impossible - Fallout is a ferocious heart-pounding cardio workout in your cinema sweat. EDIT
Posted Aug 3, 2018
3/5 Breath (2017) Blake Howard Simon Baker (from T.V's The Mentalist and L.A. Confidential) charges into the director's chair with dramatic intensity and confidence... EDIT
Posted May 21, 2018
4/5 Gurrumul (2017) Blake Howard Seeing this film makes you deeply grateful that we can continue to celebrate this once-in-a-generation artist. EDIT
Posted May 21, 2018
4/5 Miss Sloane (2016) Blake Howard "Miss Sloane" is a film and a character that isn't just one step ahead of you, it's lapping you around the running track like Captain America at the beginning of "The Winter Soldier." EDIT
Posted May 21, 2018
2.5/5 Molly's Game (2017) Blake Howard "Molly's Game" suffers from a distinct lack of style to compliment the focus and bristling snap of Sorkin's writing. EDIT
Posted May 21, 2018
4.5/5 Raw (2016) Blake Howard It's a mesmerising film that leaves you filled with discomfort. Justine's journey of self discovery walks a twisted path. EDIT
Posted May 21, 2018
4/5 It (2017) Blake Howard Muschietti does not pull any punches, these kids are in the deepest trouble. EDIT
Posted May 21, 2018
3/5 Red Sparrow (2018) Blake Howard "Red Sparrow" is an entertaining espionage film that works because of its candid and cynical worldview ... unfortunately (Red Sparrow is) attempting to portray the exploitation by the villains from an exploitative perspective. EDIT
Posted May 21, 2018
3.5/5 Murder on the Orient Express (2017) Blake Howard Branagh has orchestrated the perfect actor/director vehicle for himself that finds the perfect tone between prestige and pulp cinema. EDIT
Posted Mar 18, 2018
5/5 Brigsby Bear (2017) Blake Howard "Brigsby Bear" is a stunning, uplifting, hilarious and original film told with heart and warmth and so far it's one of my favourite films of the year. EDIT
Posted Mar 14, 2018
4/5 Thor: Ragnarok (2017) Blake Howard It's undeniable; having Taika Waititi involved in your project will make it better. EDIT
Posted Mar 14, 2018
1.5/5 Bright (2017) Blake Howard In "Bright" humanity is as ugly and careless as the filmmakers. EDIT
Posted Jan 22, 2018
4/5 The Shape of Water (2017) Blake Howard "The Shape of Water" feels like it's yet another Del Toro work that would not be denied. Set amongst the ideological flux beneath the shiny cordiality of 60s post war America, instead of the Spanish Civil War, lies an escapist wonder. EDIT
Posted Jan 22, 2018
4.5/5 Jim & Andy: The Great Beyond - Featuring a Very Special, Contractually Obligated Mention of Tony Clifton (2017) Blake Howard Carrey may have a touch of madness, but there's no doubt that's the burden of great genius. EDIT
Posted Jan 22, 2018
3.5/5 Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri (2017) Blake Howard Francis McDormand is undeniable as Mildred in "Three Billboards." Her performance as Mildred is the glue that prevents this muddy, Middle American morality tale from navigating McDonagh plot dalliances EDIT
Posted Jan 9, 2018
1.5/5 Justice League (2017) Blake Howard "Justice League" is a mutant. EDIT
Posted Dec 28, 2017
4.5/5 Star Wars: The Last Jedi (2017) Blake Howard "The Last Jedi" is not a crude predictable entry to the series; Rian Johnson has delivered a luminous spark that's left the future of the franchise looking bright. EDIT
Posted Dec 21, 2017
3/5 mother! (2017) Blake Howard "mother!" is a battery of your mind and soul. It's a film that's easy to respect and hard to like. EDIT
Posted Oct 22, 2017
3/5 Kingsman: The Golden Circle (2017) Blake Howard "Kingsman: The Golden Circle" has a lot of the same ingredients that made the first outing so satisfying, but there's something missing at every turn. EDIT
Posted Oct 22, 2017
4.5/5 Blade Runner 2049 (2017) Blake Howard There's not going to be a more stunningly composed film this year than "Blade Runner 2049". Director Denis Villeneuve and cinematographer Roger Deakins have crafted a remarkable, immersive, sensory experience that embraces you wholly. EDIT
Posted Oct 22, 2017
5/5 I Am Not Your Negro (2016) Blake Howard "I Am Not Your Negro," is possibly one of the most revelatory, insightful and prescient visual documents on civil rights and race that has ever been committed to screen. EDIT
Posted Sep 3, 2017
2.5/5 The Hitman's Bodyguard (2017) Blake Howard "The Hitman's Bodyguard," has one overwhelming positive going for it, and that's the chemistry of the leads Reynolds and Jackson. EDIT
Posted Aug 25, 2017
3/5 The Trip to Spain (2017) Blake Howard The delight of "The Trip to Spain" is getting back with these two gents who seem to relish a relaxing holiday, badgering one another about their different stages of an extended mid-life existential crisis. EDIT
Posted Aug 21, 2017
4/5 Baby Driver (2017) Blake Howard Writer/director Edgar Wright's meticulousness and mastery takes a keen eye on first viewing to get a hint at the level of fastidious planning that went into every aspect of the film. EDIT
Posted Aug 21, 2017
1.5/5 Churchill (2017) Blake Howard "Churchill" is to its subject what the "The Green Berets" was to the Vietnam War. "Berets" attempted to make a World War Two heroic propaganda in the wrong war. EDIT
Posted Aug 4, 2017
4/5 War for the Planet of the Apes (2017) Blake Howard Reeves has delivered the level of quality that Paul Greengrass did concluding the original "Bourne" Trilogy. EDIT
Posted Jul 26, 2017
3.5/5 John Wick: Chapter 2 (2017) Blake Howard ... despite its dependence on the original, "John Wick: Chapter Two" is top shelf revenge as stylish as the protagonist. EDIT
Posted Jul 21, 2017
4/5 Dunkirk (2017) Blake Howard Watching "Dunkirk" for the first time takes me back to my first viewing of "The Thin Red Line;" I'm ready for its mastery to emerge in repeat viewings... EDIT
Posted Jul 21, 2017