Medium is not a Tomatometer-approved publication. Reviews from this publication only count toward the Tomatometer® when written by the following Tomatometer-approved critic(s): Bill Arceneaux, Don Shanahan
Rating Title/Year Author
Extremely Wicked, Shockingly Evil and Vile (2019) Chris Barsanti ...competently made but fairly infuriating EDIT
Posted May 6, 2019
5/5 High Flying Bird (2019) Bill Arceneaux For all of its ninety minutes, High Flying Bird is a commanding force, instigating provocation of and directly encouraging serious thought. EDIT
Posted Feb 10, 2019
High Flying Bird (2019) Chris Barsanti The start of a great movie. EDIT
Posted Feb 8, 2019
2/5 A Boy Called Sailboat (2018) Bill Arceneaux In the end, A Boy Called Sailboat inflicts a forced sense of whimsy that never feels rightfully portrayed or right as is. EDIT
Posted Jan 27, 2019
Monsters (2010) Chris Barsanti What kind of movie will best describe the Trump presidency for future generations?... EDIT
Posted Jan 23, 2019
The American Meme (2018) Chris Barsanti ...conversation-sparking but tinsel-deep EDIT
Posted Dec 5, 2018
Widows (2018) Chris Barsanti The undercurrent of McQueen's focus is not who gets what bag of money but the grander thievery of gangsters aspiring to be politicians who themselves act like gangsters... EDIT
Posted Nov 13, 2018
Suspiria (2018) Chris Barsanti Lush, ghastly, and unnecessary. EDIT
Posted Nov 1, 2018
Monrovia, Indiana (2018) Chris Barsanti Wiseman's working method doesn't allow much prying. EDIT
Posted Nov 1, 2018
A Star Is Born (2018) Chris Barsanti Every man here with a story is cloaked in some kind of misery. EDIT
Posted Oct 26, 2018
Isle of Dogs (2018) Chris Barsanti ...a trippy and densely-layered but somewhat stillborn quasi-apocalyptic canine adventure fantasy. EDIT
Posted Mar 23, 2018
Phantom Thread (2017) Chris Barsanti Wrapped around the cool and dark character study at the heart of 'Phantom Thread' is some impressively picturesque packaging. EDIT
Posted Dec 16, 2017
Columbus (2017) Chris Barsanti ...crisp and subversively emotional EDIT
Posted Oct 9, 2017
Solaris (1972) Chris Barsanti ... as a haunted ode to lost love, 'Solaris' has few equals in all of cinema. EDIT
Posted Jul 3, 2017
The Fate of the Furious (2017) Chris Barsanti ...the series is vaulting from glorified drag-race soap opera into the kind of supercharged summer action franchise whose elastic take on the laws of physics and eager one-upmanship are indistinguishable from those of the DC or Marvel comic-book universe. EDIT
Posted May 8, 2017
Beware the Slenderman (2016) Chris Barsanti One of the latest great true-crime works out of the HBO Documentary lab... EDIT
Posted Feb 16, 2017
Dark Night (2017) Chris Barsanti ...haunting and - sometimes seemingly unintentionally - disturbing EDIT
Posted Feb 16, 2017
Jackie (2016) Chris Barsanti ...wrenching and unforgettable EDIT
Posted Dec 11, 2016
13TH (2016) Chris Barsanti ...spring-coiled and crucial. EDIT
Posted Dec 4, 2016
Kubo and the Two Strings (2016) Chris Barsanti ...a quasi-animist saga where spirits infuse almost every object and being, while the characters remain deeply and at times overpoweringly human. EDIT
Posted Nov 6, 2016
Florence Foster Jenkins (2016) Chris Barsanti a time of near-record income inequality ... is there anything to celebrate in this kind of fantasy-making? EDIT
Posted Aug 28, 2016
Zero Days (2016) Chris Barsanti ...a prescient warning for the new world of conflict we are blundering into without so much as a flashlight. EDIT
Posted Jul 27, 2016
Ghostbusters (2016) Chris Barsanti ...strains to connect the lo-fi improv style of its leads with the big plot points and special-effects scenes needed to justify the eight- and nine-figure budgets. EDIT
Posted Jul 20, 2016
O.J.: Made in America (2016) Chris Barsanti of the great documentary epics of our time. EDIT
Posted Jul 11, 2016
Do Not Resist (2016) Chris Barsanti ...equal parts black comedy and dystopian nightmare. EDIT
Posted Jun 9, 2016
Going Clear: Scientology & the Prison of Belief (2015) Chris Barsanti ...a fair-minded expose that is decades overdue. EDIT
Posted Apr 15, 2016
The Second Mother (2015) Chris Barsanti ...less fascinated by the power play and ritual than it is by the people who are inhabiting those roles, and hoping, ever so softly, to transcend them. EDIT
Posted Apr 15, 2016
On the Town (1949) Chris Barsanti fresh as the day it was minted. EDIT
Posted Apr 15, 2016
Winter Soldier (1972) Chris Barsanti ...a damning portrait of institutionalized American brutality. EDIT
Posted Apr 15, 2016
Pan's Labyrinth (2006) Chris Barsanti ...all the shivering intensity and satisfying denouement of the darkest Grimm's fairy tale. EDIT
Posted Apr 15, 2016
In Bruges (2008) Chris Barsanti ... a knockdown and cockeyed comedy of violence. EDIT
Posted Apr 15, 2016
Midnight Special (2016) Chris Barsanti ...the dialogue is so muted and dialed-back that it leaves little room for those delivering it to establish themselves as individuals. EDIT
Posted Apr 15, 2016
Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice (2016) Chris Barsanti As self-important as it is tedious... EDIT
Posted Apr 15, 2016