Film Pulse

Film Pulse is not a Tomatometer-approved publication. Reviews from this publication only count toward the Tomatometer when written by the following Tomatometer-approved critic(s): Adam Patterson, Blake Crane
Rating Title/Year Author
4.5/10 The Lodge (2019) Blake Crane The silliness and starkness don't mesh, leaving the snowbound slow burn a muddled experience that left me cold but not chilled. EDIT
Posted Jun 18, 2019
8/10 () Blake Crane [A] sleazy, gory, full-speed-ahead acid-trip of a movie with a 16mm sheen and reckless punk vibe. EDIT
Posted Jun 16, 2019
3/10 () Blake Crane This movie is terrible, destined to be mentioned in "worst ever" lists, and you might love it, especially with a crowd that's able to get on a certain wavelength. EDIT
Posted Jun 15, 2019
5.5/10 Belzebuth (2019) Blake Crane Delivering early shocks and a unique take on the demon out for human blood, Belzebuth eventually falls back on standard ... fare that neither pays off nor gels with its strong setup. EDIT
Posted Jun 15, 2019
7/10 () Adam Patterson The strong script and deliciously deranged performances ultimately redeem the film from a plot that unfortunately doesn't amount to much. EDIT
Posted Jun 15, 2019
7/10 Satan's Slaves (2017) Blake Crane Like its influences, Satan's Slaves uses strong characters, an emphasis on mood and a few alarming jolts of violence to earn an uneasiness that lingers. EDIT
Posted Jun 11, 2019
7/10 Empathy, Inc. (2018) Blake Crane Ultimately, the film inspires thought about grander meaning, in addition to creating concern about the fate of all the players. EDIT
Posted Jun 11, 2019
6/10 The Dead Don't Die (2019) Adam Patterson It's undeniably messy, but there's enough comedic heft here to make it a good time at the movies. EDIT
Posted Jun 10, 2019
4/10 Dark Phoenix (2019) Adam Patterson Despite the promise of a fiery conclusion Dark Phoenix instead fizzles out with no gas left in the tank. EDIT
Posted Jun 5, 2019
8.5/10 The Last Black Man in San Francisco (2019) Adam Patterson From its gorgeous opening sequence, it quickly becomes clear that Joe Talbot's The Last Black Man in San Francisco is going to be something special. EDIT
Posted Jun 4, 2019
5/10 Ma (2019) Blake Crane Spencer fully commits; Ma does not. EDIT
Posted May 31, 2019
7.5/10 The Perfection (2018) Blake Crane The Perfection is always intriguing and consistently shocking, the drama and sleaze anchored by fantastic performances that sell every demented twist and turn. EDIT
Posted May 25, 2019
6.5/10 Pokémon Detective Pikachu (2019) Adam Patterson With plenty of fan service, it's a fun romp that will no doubt appeal to both kids who are just discovering the franchise older folks who remember trying to "catch ' em all" EDIT
Posted May 10, 2019
8/10 The Biggest Little Farm (2018) Adam Patterson It's a beautiful film with a positive message and acts as the perfect antithesis to all the negativity in the world today. Bittersweet at times, but ultimately wonderful. EDIT
Posted May 6, 2019
7.5/10 () Adam Patterson It's a beautifully shot, often heartbreaking slice-of-life tale that quickly pulls the viewer in with its captivating lead. EDIT
Posted May 4, 2019
8/10 Tickled (2016) Adam Patterson A must-see stranger than fiction doc. EDIT
Posted May 2, 2019
6/10 Breaking a Monster (2015) Adam Patterson The film vividly captures these kids as they hold on desperately to their youth while quickly becoming rock stars. EDIT
Posted May 2, 2019
5/10 Man vs Snake: The Long and Twisted Tale of Nibbler (2015) Adam Patterson As entertaining as it may be, Man vs. Snake still feels like it's following in the shadow of The King of Kong. EDIT
Posted May 2, 2019
8/10 Nuts! (2016) Adam Patterson A surprising, strange, delightful film that's more than its strange premise would have you believe. EDIT
Posted May 2, 2019
7/10 Uncle Kent 2 (2015) Adam Patterson An over-the-top, joyously fun romp that manages to be both wildly different than the original while still retaining its biographical feel EDIT
Posted May 2, 2019
7/10 () Adam Patterson Set over the course of one difficult night shift, Joel Souza presents a down-and-dirty look at the often thankless career of a beat cop in his gritty thriller. EDIT
Posted May 2, 2019
5/10 The Intervention (2016) Adam Patterson While the performances are great across the board, The Intervention falls flat in its narrative, which feels entirely too cookie cutter and predictable. EDIT
Posted May 1, 2019
8.5/10 Kicks (2016) Adam Patterson A funny, touching and street-smart coming-of-age dramedy that oozes with style and is propelled by an excellent script and equally great performances. EDIT
Posted May 1, 2019
8/10 Operation Avalanche (2016) Adam Patterson Funny, exciting and wildly entertaining, Operation Avalanche is another big win for Matt Johnson, a director who clearly has a promising future ahead of him. EDIT
Posted May 1, 2019
7/10 Busanhaeng (2016) Adam Patterson An entertaining and well crafted zombie-disaster film. EDIT
Posted May 1, 2019
6/10 The Alchemist Cookbook (2016) Adam Patterson Joel Potrykus has a defined style, and this film certainly fits within it. EDIT
Posted May 1, 2019
8/10 () Adam Patterson Funny, sincere and consistently enthralling, Blow the Man Down marks an incredible step forward in the careers of its two talented directors. EDIT
Posted May 1, 2019
7.5/10 () Adam Patterson An assured and tremendously strong feature debut which fluidly blends a coming-of-age drama with a timely and socially conscious topic that has claimed hundreds of lives. EDIT
Posted Apr 30, 2019
7/10 () Adam Patterson An effective genre-blending slow-burn creature feature with an emphasis on character over action. EDIT
Posted Apr 29, 2019
6/10 () Adam Patterson A fascinating, yet unfocused drive into the messy world of mudding. EDIT
Posted Apr 28, 2019
6/10 Knives and Skin (2019) Adam Patterson Jennifer Reeder has developed a unique vision with Knives and Skin; it's just a bit cloudy. EDIT
Posted Apr 27, 2019
7/10 () Adam Patterson Beginning as a somber reunion of father and son and ending in a gore-filled bloodbath, Timpson's first foray in the director's chair is anything but a forgettable experience. EDIT
Posted Apr 27, 2019
5.5/10 Body at Brighton Rock (2019) Adam Patterson Body At Brighton Rock falters despite its solid premise. EDIT
Posted Apr 22, 2019
8/10 Hail Satan? (2019) Adam Patterson Penny Lane is one of the most skilled documentarians working today, with each film bringing new viewpoints to its audience; Hail Satan? is no exception. EDIT
Posted Apr 17, 2019
7.5/10 Family (2018) Adam Patterson Bolstered by a great cast, Family is a joyous film about celebrating our eccentricities and acknowledging that it's the people in our lives who help to make us whole. EDIT
Posted Apr 15, 2019
6/10 Fear, Inc. (2016) Adam Patterson I had a fun time with Fear Inc., despite the periodic leaps of faith it takes and the silly, all too numerous false endings it employs. EDIT
Posted Apr 9, 2019
8/10 Parents (1989) Adam Patterson Parents offers a unique horror-comedy experience that, while disliked by critics after its release in 1989, can now certainly be deemed a cult classic. EDIT
Posted Apr 9, 2019
8/10 Always Shine (2016) Adam Patterson With a haunting finale and two fantastic performances from Mackenzie Davis and Caitlin FitzGerald, this is another winner from Lawrence Michael Levine and Sophia Takal. EDIT
Posted Apr 9, 2019
8/10 The Eyes of My Mother (2016) Adam Patterson An exploration in isolation and the need for human contact lay the groundwork for this unnerving tale of loneliness. EDIT
Posted Apr 9, 2019
2.5/10 Nerdland (2016) Adam Patterson There is no congruence to the narrative whatsoever, leaving the film feeling like a cobbled-together series of 15-minute Adult Swim shorts rather than an actual movie. EDIT
Posted Apr 9, 2019
7/10 () Adam Patterson Strad Style manages to deliver not only a successful underdog tale but a compelling character piece as well. EDIT
Posted Apr 9, 2019
8/10 John Wick: Chapter 2 (2017) Adam Patterson John Wick: Chapter 2 is exactly what I wanted it to be: more John Wick. EDIT
Posted Apr 9, 2019
7.5/10 The LEGO Batman Movie (2017) Adam Patterson Thankfully, the film lives up to its predecessor, delivering a hilarious deconstruction of the Batman mythos while telling an action-packed and surprisingly heartwarming story. EDIT
Posted Apr 9, 2019
7.5/10 Kedi (2016) Adam Patterson Part nature documentary, part social commentary, Kedi is easily recommended even for a non-cat lover. EDIT
Posted Apr 9, 2019
6.5/10 Headshot (2016) Adam Patterson As you might expect, Uwais once again proves himself as the next martial arts superstar. EDIT
Posted Apr 9, 2019
5/10 The Belko Experiment (2016) Adam Patterson While it's not a complete misfire, it simply wasn't nearly as fun as it claims to be. EDIT
Posted Apr 9, 2019
5/10 Dig Two Graves (2014) Adam Patterson The weak structure and predictable story make it a forgettable endeavor. EDIT
Posted Apr 9, 2019
2.5/10 Rupture (2016) Adam Patterson Using played-out torture porn tropes, this sci-fi horror film feels like a Syfy channel pilot released in the early aughts that never made it to series. EDIT
Posted Apr 9, 2019
3.5/10 Devil's Gate (2018) Adam Patterson It simply rehashes a plotline we've seen many times before but doesn't add anything of value to it. EDIT
Posted Apr 9, 2019
7/10 Take Me (2017) Adam Patterson Take Me is a solid directorial debut from Pat Healy and will hopefully be a sign of good things to come as he transitions to a career behind the camera. EDIT
Posted Apr 9, 2019