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
2/10 Mary (2019) Adam Patterson Despite its impressive cast, Michael Goi's ghost story, Mary, is a film lost at sea. EDIT
Posted Oct 12, 2019
7/10 Mister America (2019) Adam Patterson This ever-growing mythology is impressive, creating a satirical monster that continues to grow more and more tentacles while cleverly lambasting one topic after another. EDIT
Posted Oct 9, 2019
4.5/10 Little Monsters (2019) Adam Patterson It's a film teeming with opportunities that were squandered under falsely edgy and unfunny jokes. EDIT
Posted Oct 8, 2019
5/10 () Adam Patterson 1BR is a great concept held back by the mishandling of its characters. EDIT
Posted Oct 7, 2019
5/10 In the Tall Grass (2019) Adam Patterson Like many movies of this ilk, the journey is far superior to the destination. EDIT
Posted Oct 4, 2019
6.5/10 Wrinkles the Clown (2019) Adam Patterson An entertaining documentary that explores both a wildly successful social experiment and the reasons behind its universal fascination. EDIT
Posted Oct 2, 2019
6/10 Memory: The Origins of Alien (2019) Adam Patterson Well-crafted, but for die-hard fans of the series, there are no big revelations, just a rehash of facts that many folks already know with a glossy coat of paint. EDIT
Posted Sep 30, 2019
3/10 Koko-di Koko-da (2019) Adam Patterson Koko-Di Koko-Da is a test of one's patience more than it is a meditation on grief. EDIT
Posted Sep 26, 2019
7/10 Wyrm (2019) Adam Patterson An oddly sweet absurdist farce. EDIT
Posted Sep 25, 2019
6/10 Desolation Center (2018) Adam Patterson A serviceable doc exploring the show's roots through tons of archival footage and celebrating what it was and what it influenced. EDIT
Posted Sep 13, 2019
7.5/10 Haunt (2019) Adam Patterson Haunt is a horror film that's minimal by design, stripping away needless exposition and boiling the formula down to its base essentials making for a gory good time. EDIT
Posted Sep 11, 2019
5/10 The Divine Fury (2019) Adam Patterson It's a slightly muted affair, serving only a handful of fun, but fleeting, moments of excitement. EDIT
Posted Aug 2, 2019
7/10 Freaks (2018) Adam Patterson This inventive genre-bender is the type of movie best seen cold, with no knowledge of any plot details beforehand, in order to truly benefit from its wild thematic shifts. EDIT
Posted Jul 29, 2019
6.5/10 Harpoon (2019) Adam Patterson Harpoon balances horror and comedy at an even keel while never taking itself too seriously. EDIT
Posted Jul 27, 2019
5/10 Tone-Deaf (2019) Adam Patterson The lack of commitment of its primary components prevents this from being anything but a mediocre affair. EDIT
Posted Jul 27, 2019
5/10 The Mountain (2018) Adam Patterson Brilliant visuals aren't enough to save it from being a tiring endeavor to get through. EDIT
Posted Jul 25, 2019
7/10 () Adam Patterson Door Lock is a well shot and at times fiercely creepy thriller that almost acts as a companion piece to the original Sleep Tight. EDIT
Posted Jul 24, 2019
7/10 Extra Ordinary (2019) Adam Patterson A hilarious, strangely heartwarming horror-comedy. EDIT
Posted Jul 23, 2019
7.5/10 Satanic Panic (2019) Adam Patterson A gore-soaked camp-fest that is chock full of fun and consistently entertains from beginning to end. EDIT
Posted Jul 22, 2019
6.5/10 8 (2019) Adam Patterson Atmospheric and unsettling, 8 utilizes moody visuals and excellent sound design to deliver a satisfying folk-horror story that, while inconsistent, is worth a look. EDIT
Posted Jul 21, 2019
5/10 El increíble finde menguante (2019) Adam Patterson While the concept is sound, the film does little to breathe new life into the time-loop mechanic and instead opts to simply curse the most uninteresting person possible. EDIT
Posted Jul 20, 2019
8/10 The Gangster, the Cop, the Devil (2019) Adam Patterson A highly polished thriller that capitalizes on its great premise. EDIT
Posted Jul 18, 2019
6.5/10 Kindred Spirits (1984) Blake Crane Strong performances and a tone that seamlessly blends the mundane with danger bubbling underneath hold it all together. EDIT
Posted Jul 17, 2019
1.5/10 Critters Attack! (2019) Adam Patterson Critters Attack! fits well within the pantheon of SyFy dreck alongside Sharknado and Piranhaconda. EDIT
Posted Jul 15, 2019
8/10 The Art of Self-Defense (2019) Adam Patterson Both a tragically funny, satirical exploration into what it takes to "be a man" and a complex character study of how these elements adversely affect one individual. EDIT
Posted Jul 12, 2019
6.5/10 Hai Phuong (2019) Adam Patterson Furie brings fast, fluid action with a heavy dose of style to make it a martial arts bonanza that's not one to be missed. EDIT
Posted Jul 11, 2019
2/10 Trespassers (2018) Adam Patterson Trespassers is the type of movie that will anger more than entertain. EDIT
Posted Jul 8, 2019
7.5/10 Dark Figure of Crime (2018) Adam Patterson Bolstered by its strong performances from Yoon-seok and Ji-hoon, Dark Figure of Crime is an enthralling and well crafted true-crime thriller. EDIT
Posted Jul 6, 2019
5.5/10 Stuber (2019) Adam Patterson It's not without its moments, but this is far from a five-star ride. EDIT
Posted Jul 3, 2019
6/10 Samurai Marathon 1855 (2019) Adam Patterson An entertaining if not slightly underwhelming look at an interesting piece of history. EDIT
Posted Jun 28, 2019
8.5/10 Midsommar (2019) Adam Patterson Beautiful, devastating and thoroughly unpleasant, Midsommar is destined to become a horror classic, one that we discuss and break apart for years to come. EDIT
Posted Jun 26, 2019
6.5/10 Child's Play (2019) Adam Patterson While not necessarily diving too deeply into any of the underlying statements it might be trying to make, it is a film that's acutely aware of what it is and delivers. EDIT
Posted Jun 20, 2019
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 Bliss (2019) 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 Verotika (2019) 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 Villains (2019) 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 () 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 Scheme Birds (2019) 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