Wizard

Wizard is not a Tomatometer-approved publication. Reviews from this publication only count toward the Tomatometer when written by the following Tomatometer-approved critic(s): Fred Topel, Luke Y. Thompson, Todd Gilchrist
Rating Title/Year Author
Hostiles (2017) Luke Y. Thompson Between bouts of violence, it's a dull journey EDIT
Posted Nov 16, 2017
Justice League (2017) Luke Y. Thompson Justice League is fun, but in some ways a sadly missed opportunity. EDIT
Posted Nov 15, 2017
The Disaster Artist (2017) Luke Y. Thompson As a tagline for The Room once famously, falsely promised, The Disaster Artist burns with the passion of Tennessee Williams. As the subsequent tagline more honestly stated, experience this new black comedy; it's a riot. EDIT
Posted Nov 15, 2017
Amityville: The Awakening (2017) Luke Y. Thompson Amityville: The Awakening becomes a different kind of movie for its climax, embracing a cheesy camp factor that might have worked if the entire thing were that way. EDIT
Posted Nov 14, 2017
The Shape of Water (2017) Luke Y. Thompson The Shape of Water upends a classic monster movie trope for a more woke world. EDIT
Posted Nov 13, 2017
Aus dem Nichts (2017) Luke Y. Thompson The best case hope is that viewers realize they're being led to question the Hollywood ending, and that's perhaps a leap of faith. EDIT
Posted Nov 12, 2017
Mudbound (2017) Luke Y. Thompson Mudbound is as good an example as you need for why diversity behind the camera matters. EDIT
Posted Nov 10, 2017
Darkest Hour (2017) Luke Y. Thompson It's hard to say the star doesn't deserve an award, but it's easy to state that little else about the movie does. EDIT
Posted Nov 10, 2017
Jigsaw (2017) Luke Y. Thompson ...this is a capable enough Saw sequel, definitely better than parts 4, 5, and 7. EDIT
Posted Oct 26, 2017
Geostorm (2017) Luke Y. Thompson Geostorm, which cribs heavily from The Day After Tomorrow and Armageddon, makes you wish you were watching either of those instead. EDIT
Posted Oct 23, 2017
Tragedy Girls (2017) Luke Y. Thompson In the end, Tragedy Girls is more Scream than Heathers, and might not attain great cult heights, but it's a fun Friday night flick EDIT
Posted Oct 20, 2017
Killing Gunther (2017) Luke Y. Thompson ...until Gunther actually shows up, it's a case of rinse-lather-repeat, as each killer basically has one key trait that's played for laughs in the same way again and again. EDIT
Posted Oct 19, 2017
Thor: Ragnarok (2017) Luke Y. Thompson Ragnarok isn't one of the more meaningful Marvel movies -- it's just an old-fashioned superhero smackdown. And sometimes that's exactly what you want in a comic book. EDIT
Posted Oct 19, 2017
Batman vs. Two-Face (2017) Luke Y. Thompson Return of the Caped Crusaders was the real final blowout; Batman vs. Two-Face feels like a side-tangent, but a fun one. EDIT
Posted Oct 17, 2017
1922 (2017) Fred Topel Stephen King doesn't generally let his characters off the hook for evil deeds and Wilf and Henry suffer real good in 1922. It's a cautionary tale.Not only 'don't murder your wife,' but maybe the bigger picture of 'listen to women.It's good for the soul.' EDIT
Posted Oct 16, 2017
Breathe (2017) Fred Topel The Wages of Fear of polio survival movies. It really is two hours of all the things that could kill someone who needs to live on a respirator. EDIT
Posted Oct 13, 2017
Blade Runner 2049 (2017) Luke Y. Thompson Is it blasphemy to suggest that Blade Runner 2049 is just okay and doesn't suck? EDIT
Posted Oct 5, 2017
My Little Pony: The Movie (2017) Luke Y. Thompson The cinematic hug you seek is right here. Everypony, smile. EDIT
Posted Oct 5, 2017
Wheelman (2017) Todd Gilchrist Wheelman probably works better as a technical exercise than the white-knuckle thriller it aspires to be, but those eager to watch another The Driver (or, surprisingly, Locke) will find much to admire in Jeremy Rush's debut as a writer-director. EDIT
Posted Sep 29, 2017
Professor Marston & the Wonder Women (2017) Todd Gilchrist More than a featurette or biography, it's a companion piece that shows precisely how real people can be heroes right alongside the fictional ones they create, just by learning how to be themselves and living that truth. EDIT
Posted Sep 29, 2017
Bodied (2017) Todd Gilchrist A remarkable tribute to an underrepresented art form and a to-the-minute conversation-starter about intersectionality, political correctness and cultural appropriation dropped like a bomb into the midst of America's fractious political climate. EDIT
Posted Sep 29, 2017
Gerald's Game (2017) Luke Y. Thompson The movie, like real life, understands that victim-blaming head-voices are often more persistently traumatizing than the original perp was by himself. EDIT
Posted Sep 29, 2017
Brawl in Cell Block 99 (2017) Todd Gilchrist Wrongheaded, mean, oblivious and over the top, Brawl In Cell Block 99 is a mess of an action movie, while managing to be a complete disaster as a social drama. EDIT
Posted Sep 25, 2017
Laissez bronzer les cadavres (2017) Todd Gilchrist Let the Corpses Tan might be the best 1970s Italian crime thriller never made. EDIT
Posted Sep 25, 2017
Thoroughbreds (2017) Todd Gilchrist Thoroughbreds is handsome, occasionally intriguing, but mostly empty -- the kind of movie where people are too busy falling over themselves applauding its polish and performances to notice that their prize winner never gets out of the starting gate. EDIT
Posted Sep 25, 2017
The LEGO NINJAGO Movie (2017) Luke Y. Thompson Lego's #3 still beats some studios' #1, but they can't afford to keep the decline going EDIT
Posted Sep 20, 2017
Kingsman: The Golden Circle (2017) Luke Y. Thompson This may be more fun than Kingsman: The Secret Service, but it's still short of greatness, or rather, long of it. EDIT
Posted Sep 18, 2017
mother! (2017) Luke Y. Thompson Mother! starts as elegantly as Black Swan and concludes as grotesquely stupidly as Pi, but you can't take your eyes off it, for good and ill. EDIT
Posted Sep 15, 2017
Birth of the Dragon (2016) Luke Y. Thompson If you like Bruce Lee, try to get Ng cast in a different biopic, but avoid this one like a one-inch punch. EDIT
Posted Sep 11, 2017
Bushwick (2017) Luke Y. Thompson ...in its best moments combines the role-reversal/neighborhood pride of Attack the Block with the "we are the enemy" mentality of The Purge. EDIT
Posted Sep 11, 2017
It (2017) Luke Y. Thompson The new cinematic Pennywise is a villain for the ages, and while you'll want more of him, it's hard to fault the movie for rationing out his pleasures rather than over-selling them. EDIT
Posted Sep 11, 2017