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
6.5/10 VFW (2019) Adam Patterson A no-frills, sleazy throwback with a great cast and tons of gore. EDIT
Posted Feb 15, 2020
6/10 Color Out of Space (2019) Adam Patterson Less exuberant than what I hoped, but a satisfying cosmic horror tale nonetheless and a welcome return from Richard Stanley. EDIT
Posted Jan 20, 2020
6.5/10 VHYes (2019) Adam Patterson VHYes paints a lovingly odd portrait of a bygone era. EDIT
Posted Jan 13, 2020
7/10 Underwater (2020) Adam Patterson Derivative and shallow, but Stewart commands this satisfying white-knuckle sci-fi horror romp. EDIT
Posted Jan 11, 2020
8/10 Don't Be a Dick About It (2018) Adam Patterson Sometimes the simplest stories can be the most endearing; such is the case with Ben Mullinkosson's slice-of-life documentary. EDIT
Posted Jan 7, 2020
6/10 Daniel Isn't Real (2019) Adam Patterson Playing out like a horror version of Drop Dead Fred, Daniel Isn't Real blends familiar tropes with some welcome, off-the-wall antics. EDIT
Posted Dec 5, 2019
5/10 Little Joe (2019) Adam Patterson A diluted experience, perhaps in need of its own whiff of that sweet, euphoric pollen. EDIT
Posted Dec 3, 2019
7.5/10 Mickey and the Bear (2019) Adam Patterson Bolstered by its two standout performances, Mickey and the Bear is a sobering coming-of-age film brought to the screen with realism and tact. EDIT
Posted Nov 13, 2019
3.5/10 Portals (2019) Adam Patterson A poorly structured, forgettable horror anthology that leaves a lot to be desired. EDIT
Posted Oct 24, 2019
7.5/10 Greener Grass (2019) Adam Patterson We've seen plenty of movies take the piss out of modern suburbia, but none have done it with such raw, piercing wit. EDIT
Posted Oct 17, 2019
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 1BR (2019) 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 (2019) 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