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n+1 is not a Tomatometer-approved publication. Reviews from this publication only count toward the Tomatometer when written by the following Tomatometer-approved critic(s): A.S. Hamrah, Chris Fujiwara
Rating Title/Year Author
Marvel's the Avengers (2012) A.S. Hamrah It is no longer enough for one superhero to fight a single villain while dealing with his own personal problems, apocalypse must now enter into it. EDIT
Posted Oct 11, 2019
The Proposal (2018) A.S. Hamrah Barragán's monumental, colorful, slab-like work, which photographs beautifully and is a pleasure to look at... EDIT
Posted Aug 15, 2019
Jobe'z World (2019) A.S. Hamrah This feature film is a concise and action-packed sixty-seven minutes long, and I could have easily watched another half hour of it. EDIT
Posted Aug 15, 2019
Diamantino (2018) A.S. Hamrah Surely big pharma, right-wing manipulation, and the endless greed of the already wealthy deserve something a little harsher than this ninety-seven-minute underwear ad. EDIT
Posted Aug 15, 2019
Ash Is Purest White (2018) A.S. Hamrah Zhao is one of the greatest actresses in cinema, and her journey in Ash Is Purest White is hardboiled and subtly melodramatic. EDIT
Posted Aug 15, 2019
Long Day's Journey Into Night (2018) A.S. Hamrah Bi has established himself as a significant artist with just two films partially by being a synthesist of all previous auteur cinema. EDIT
Posted Aug 15, 2019
The Hustle (2019) A.S. Hamrah The Hustle is very low stakes and I only saw it because I was stuck in a mall in New Jersey for two hours and it was the next thing playing. EDIT
Posted Aug 15, 2019
Her Smell (2018) A.S. Hamrah They're nice, studious, and millennial, like they got extra credit in a college course on riot grrrl for being in this movie. This removes the film by one step from the rawness...turning Her Smell into an acting exercise with '90s touches. EDIT
Posted Aug 15, 2019
The Souvenir (2019) A.S. Hamrah The Souvenir is a beautifully realized, painful movie that only hits the viewer in the hours and days after seeing it. EDIT
Posted Aug 15, 2019
Double Lives (2018) A.S. Hamrah Non-Fiction is an immature French farce. EDIT
Posted Aug 15, 2019
High Life (2018) A.S. Hamrah Hard to take, unclear in its intentions, it nonetheless delivers hard truths in a new way. EDIT
Posted Aug 15, 2019
Domino (2019) A.S. Hamrah Politics for De Palma is a bizarre excuse for exploitation. This is one of his films in which he spares no one. EDIT
Posted Aug 15, 2019
John Wick: Chapter 3 -- Parabellum (2019) A.S. Hamrah The choreography and the black-transparent look of that section of the film gave it a jolt and, for a while, a reason to exist. The rest lacked anything as involving, despite the aggressive, nonstop complication of every second of the film. EDIT
Posted Aug 15, 2019
Captain Marvel (2019) A.S. Hamrah It's hard to remember Captain Marvel because it was boring. EDIT
Posted Aug 15, 2019
Us (2019) A.S. Hamrah Peele is haunted by his Reagan-era childhood and its pop-culture debris, which is understandable, but compulsively inserting it into his movie makes Us much less frightening than it could have been. EDIT
Posted Aug 15, 2019
The Dead Don't Die (2019) A.S. Hamrah In the end, it plays like a country version of Ivan Passer's bleak-funny 1974 movie Law and Disorder...what matters to Jarmusch is that there is a natural order in the universe. EDIT
Posted Aug 15, 2019
Vox Lux (2018) A.S. Hamrah This gradual inconclusive petering out is a strategy in itself. Its cold, tired repetitiveness, I guess, is the goal, although maybe it's meant to be redemptive or triumphant. Or maybe Corbet is rickrolling us. EDIT
Posted Mar 29, 2019
The House That Jack Built (2018) A.S. Hamrah ...The House That Jack Built becomes a different film, one that is quite astonishing... If these scenes don't redeem the film's brutality, which Von Trier must not care about anyway, they sure (as hell) make it entertaining. EDIT
Posted Mar 29, 2019
Aquaman (2018) A.S. Hamrah The film's simple-mindedness makes it work. EDIT
Posted Mar 29, 2019
Welcome to Marwen (2018) A.S. Hamrah Welcome to Marwen retains a certain power, which comes from both the documentary on which it is based, and on Zemeckis's desire to make a career-enfolding late work so he could bare his soul. EDIT
Posted Mar 29, 2019
The Mule (2018) A.S. Hamrah Dianne Wiest's performance as Earl's ex-wife is repetitive and "acted," in the typical male-female dichotomy of Eastwood movies. EDIT
Posted Mar 29, 2019
Ghostbox Cowboy (2018) A.S. Hamrah Immersed in our shared dollar-store world of travel-sized toiletries, useless trinkets, and selfie sticks, Ghostbox Cowboy investigates American and Chinese capitalism by presenting two sides of the same bad penny. EDIT
Posted Mar 29, 2019
Never Look Away (2018) A.S. Hamrah Look away, look away, look away, Deutschland! EDIT
Posted Feb 27, 2019
At Eternity's Gate (2018) A.S. Hamrah What's so odd about today is the way people love bad art with such boundless enthusiasm. EDIT
Posted Feb 27, 2019
The Wife (2017) A.S. Hamrah The Wife is an aging fantasy of revenge. Close's character is the real talent in the family. EDIT
Posted Feb 27, 2019
A Star Is Born (2018) A.S. Hamrah A Star Is Born is a movie about what happens at an awards show, designed to collect awards at other awards shows. EDIT
Posted Feb 27, 2019
Cold War (2018) A.S. Hamrah There have been a lot of films about singers this year. This one, a Red Star Is Born, counters them by rejecting notions of success from our side of the Iron Curtain. EDIT
Posted Feb 27, 2019
Hale County This Morning, This Evening (2018) A.S. Hamrah Ross has his own peculiar, attentive approach. EDIT
Posted Feb 27, 2019
Roma (2018) A.S. Hamrah To Roma's credit, Cleo is not a sidekick or played for laughs. She's in the foreground. EDIT
Posted Feb 27, 2019
Manbiki kazoku (2018) A.S. Hamrah Lily Franky's performance is a grab bag of little quirks and maladies. EDIT
Posted Feb 27, 2019
Capernaum (2018) A.S. Hamrah Labaki's ability with these non-professional actors, including the baby, is remarkable. EDIT
Posted Feb 27, 2019
If Beale Street Could Talk (2018) A.S. Hamrah Jenkins's work should be defining the mainstream... EDIT
Posted Feb 27, 2019
Bohemian Rhapsody (2018) A.S. Hamrah He's just a poor boy from a poor family. Spare him his life from this monstrosity. EDIT
Posted Feb 27, 2019
The Ballad of Buster Scruggs (2018) A.S. Hamrah The section of The Ballad of Buster Scruggs titled "Meal Ticket" is the best in the film. The darkest, bleakest, and the most macabre, this vignette evokes the hellish carnival world of Tod Browning... EDIT
Posted Feb 27, 2019
The Favourite (2018) A.S. Hamrah Colman's performance as Queen Anne is worthy of Charles Laughton in its lack of vanity and its ever-building pathos. EDIT
Posted Feb 27, 2019
Can You Ever Forgive Me? (2018) A.S. Hamrah Can You Ever Forgive Me? is a movie for adults with a grown-up understanding of economic realities and the ways inner turmoil affects behavior. EDIT
Posted Feb 27, 2019
Green Book (2018) A.S. Hamrah By the end it turns into a Hallmark Christmas movie with color-blind, non-homophobic hugs all around. EDIT
Posted Feb 27, 2019
Vice (2018) A.S. Hamrah It should be a slam-dunk, not a highlight reel. McKay has done the unthinkable: botched a takedown of Dick Cheney, a man who shot his friend in the face and then made him apologize. EDIT
Posted Feb 27, 2019
The Other Side of the Wind (2018) A.S. Hamrah Where Hannaford crashes and burns, Welles succeeds with brilliance, adding to the sense of tragedy surrounding the film. It should have come out in its time. EDIT
Posted Dec 17, 2018
The Queen of Sheba Meets the Atom Man (1963) A.S. Hamrah The Queen of Sheba Meets the Atom Man should be projected twenty-four hours a day somewhere in Manhattan, so that before we're all pushed into the sea off Rockaway Beach people can be reminded of the strange form of life that once lived here. EDIT
Posted Dec 17, 2018
Support the Girls (2018) A.S. Hamrah Like the manager she plays, Hall is a team player to the end. I'm not sure the ensemble cast doesn't overshadow her. EDIT
Posted Dec 17, 2018
Wobble Palace (2018) A.S. Hamrah Nekrasova's voice is the voice of a generation - in tone at least. EDIT
Posted Dec 17, 2018
Burning (2018) A.S. Hamrah Burning raises actual questions about money and its effects on people's lives. EDIT
Posted Dec 17, 2018
Mandy (2018) A.S. Hamrah Mandy achieves its goals with blunter and larger instruments, which is all the better... EDIT
Posted Dec 17, 2018
Laissez bronzer les cadavres (2017) A.S. Hamrah As a feature film, it's pointless and repetitive, especially the squeaking-leather-pants sound effect that recurs over and over again. EDIT
Posted Dec 17, 2018
Gavagai (2018) A.S. Hamrah Tregenza is not sketching the wistful unhappiness of the moneyed creative class so much as staring into the divide between souls. EDIT
Posted Dec 17, 2018
Leave No Trace (2018) A.S. Hamrah Like Captain Fantastic from a couple of years ago, but with much more art, grace, and a sense of actual danger, Leave No Trace restates the male Gen-X narrative of protecting children from the outside world and their eventual reintegration into it. EDIT
Posted Dec 17, 2018
The Equalizer 2 (2018) A.S. Hamrah The Equalizer 2 begins with a lot of momentum. It dissipates as attention shifts to Washington's former spy colleagues. EDIT
Posted Dec 17, 2018
Mission: Impossible -- Fallout (2018) A.S. Hamrah Cruise is a live-action testament to his own ability to take punishment, a kind of human sacrifice. EDIT
Posted Dec 17, 2018
BlacKkKlansman (2018) A.S. Hamrah The film works well when Washington puts on his white voice to prank call Klansmen. He aspirates the word white with the precision Diane Keaton brought to the word wheat in Love and Death... EDIT
Posted Dec 17, 2018