San Antonio Current

San Antonio Current is not a Tomatometer-approved publication. Reviews from this publication only count toward the Tomatometer when written by the following Tomatometer-approved critic(s): Kiko Martinez
Rating Title/Year Author
2.5/5 Lucy in the Sky (2019) Kiko Martinez It's a fascinating notion, but one that {screenwriters] Brown, DiGuiseppi and first-time feature director Noah Hawley aren't able to sustain in more than a superficial way. EDIT
Posted Oct 18, 2019
2/5 Sanitarium (2013) Kiko Martinez Sanitarium strains to find the right sinister storytelling devices and allow each theme to make a real statement. EDIT
Posted Oct 9, 2019
2/5 Little Monsters (2019) Kiko Martinez The film might benefit from having Oscar-winning actress Lupita Nyong'o in the lead role, but aside from her presence and total dedication, Forsythe's script lacks creativity. EDIT
Posted Oct 4, 2019
3/5 The Day Shall Come (2019) Kiko Martinez [Actors] Denis O'Hare and Anna Kendrick [play] two law enforcement officers who would've made a perfect fit working alongside the CIA agents in the Coen's brother's 2008 black comedy Burn After Reading. EDIT
Posted Oct 4, 2019
2/5 In the Tall Grass (2019) Kiko Martinez By the time we hack our way out, all the yelling into the abyss feels like a lost cause for everyone involved. EDIT
Posted Oct 4, 2019
3.5/5 Joker (2019) Kiko Martinez The most audacious comic-book-inspired film ever made; one that doubles-down on its depravity with no remorse. That said, it's impossible not to become hypnotized by its external beauty and indiscriminate brutality. EDIT
Posted Oct 4, 2019
3.5/5 The Death of Dick Long (2019) Kiko Martinez The Death of Dick Long is a warped Alabama backwoods narrative that is earnest in its depiction of depravity and anguish. EDIT
Posted Sep 27, 2019
3/5 Abominable (2019) Kiko Martinez Abominable is a colorful, creative and culturally-competent delight. EDIT
Posted Sep 27, 2019
2.5/5 Depraved (2019) Kiko Martinez While Fessenden's take on Frankenstein explores a handful of interesting ideas in the first hour about technology, mortality, morality and man's natural ability to cause destruction, Depraved backpedals into cliché storytelling in the third act. EDIT
Posted Sep 27, 2019
3/5 Judy (2019) Kiko Martinez If there's something specific director Rupert Goold and screenwriter Tom Edge want audiences to understand about actress and screen icon Judy Garland, it's that there was a tremendous amount of pain behind those big, beautiful brown eyes. EDIT
Posted Sep 25, 2019
2/5 Corporate Animals (2019) Kiko Martinez Screenwriter Sam Bain's random gags feel like a desperate attempt to be shocking. EDIT
Posted Sep 20, 2019
3/5 Auggie (2019) Kiko Martinez [The] script isn't groundbreaking, but first-time feature director and co-writer Matt Kane and co-writer Marc Underhill present some compelling enough questions for audiences to ponder about the ethics of AI. EDIT
Posted Sep 20, 2019
2.5/5 Between Two Ferns: The Movie (2019) Kiko Martinez It's a good thing Netflix provides an option on your phone to fast forward in 10-second increments. Just keep tapping on the button until you see misspelled celebrity names ... and two ferns on each side of your cell. EDIT
Posted Sep 20, 2019
3.5/5 Official Secrets (2019) Kiko Martinez [Keira] Knightley is top-notch in the lead role and humanizes Katharine in a way that is natural and enlightening. EDIT
Posted Sep 13, 2019
3/5 Linda Ronstadt: The Sound of My Voice (2019) Kiko Martinez [Co-directors Rob] Epstein and [Jeffrey] Friedman are good conventional storytellers, but this is the kind of music doc where the music can simply speak for itself. EDIT
Posted Sep 13, 2019
3/5 Fiddler: A Miracle of Miracles (2019) Kiko Martinez Miracle of Miracles feeds the soul and explains in depth why a play like Fiddler on the Roof will always be a theatrical treasure. EDIT
Posted Sep 13, 2019
2.5/5 Hustlers (2019) Kiko Martinez A toothless crime drama that doesn't take advantage of its shady plot. EDIT
Posted Sep 13, 2019
3.5/5 Super Size Me 2: Holy Chicken! (2017) Kiko Martinez Comedian and TV host John Oliver called attention to the same issue during a 2015 episode of HBO's Last Week Tonight, but in film form, [director Morgan] Spurlock has more free range to fool around and make things fun. EDIT
Posted Sep 13, 2019
3.5/5 Brittany Runs a Marathon (2019) Kiko Martinez [Jillian] Bell dominates Brittany Runs a Marathon with an honest performance. Audiences will feel those endorphins kick in just in time to hail [it] an undisputed winner. EDIT
Posted Sep 11, 2019
0/5 The Fanatic (2019) Kiko Martinez Someone should start polishing up those Razzies for the Worst Film, Director, Screenplay and Actor of 2019. EDIT
Posted Sep 6, 2019
4/5 Tigers Are Not Afraid (2017) Kiko Martinez Filled with beautiful magic realism throughout the film, [Issa] Lopez's Tigers is a powerful piece of cinematic art that will move audiences and allow them to see the hellish conditions presented through the eyes of the children who are suffering. EDIT
Posted Sep 6, 2019
3.5/5 Raise Hell: The Life & Times of Molly Ivins (2019) Kiko Martinez A high-spirited tribute to a consummate professional who could deliver a Texas-sized rattlesnake bite you'd never forget. EDIT
Posted Aug 30, 2019
2.5/5 Itsy Bitsy (2019) Kiko Martinez Despite [director Micah] Gallo's ability to keep a consistently creepy vibe, the script doesn't bring all the dramatic and horror elements together in a cohesive enough way. EDIT
Posted Aug 30, 2019
1.5/5 Ladyworld (2018) Kiko Martinez "This party would be a lot more fun if it were over," a gloomy girl says at one point in the film. We couldn't agree with you more. EDIT
Posted Aug 30, 2019
3.5/5 The Nightingale (2018) Kiko Martinez The gothic tale of revenge is devastatingly grim and emotionally jarring. [Writer/director] Jennifer Kent isn't interested in genre mechanics. EDIT
Posted Aug 30, 2019
2/5 After the Wedding (2019) Kiko Martinez Despite earning nine career Oscar nominations and one win between them, actors Michelle Williams and Julianne Moore are bogged down by the film's lethargic storytelling, not to mention a narrative brimming with artificial family melodrama. EDIT
Posted Aug 28, 2019
2.5/5 Where'd You Go, Bernadette (2019) Kiko Martinez Once [Bernadette] goes AWOL, [the film] loses its way. EDIT
Posted Aug 23, 2019
3/5 The Peanut Butter Falcon (2019) Kiko Martinez Dramatically speaking, it's a little lightweight, but the chemistry between [Zack] Gottsagen and [Shia] LaBeouf is pro-level rapport. EDIT
Posted Aug 23, 2019
3.5/5 Luce (2019) Kiko Martinez Luce is an enlightening experience that pushes its uncomfortable narrative to some of the most thought-provoking places of any movie this year. EDIT
Posted Aug 23, 2019
3/5 David Crosby: Remember My Name (2019) Kiko Martinez Most importantly, the film is not an exercise in hero worshiping. Crosby's warts are visible for all to see. EDIT
Posted Aug 23, 2019
2.5/5 Ready or Not (2019) Kiko Martinez The movie flirts with big concepts and then flakes out. EDIT
Posted Aug 23, 2019
3.5/5 The Amazing Johnathan Documentary (2019) Kiko Martinez With his nothing-to-lose attitude, [Johnathan] is a perfect subject for this stranger-than-fiction doc that is equal parts fascinating and odd. EDIT
Posted Aug 16, 2019
2.5/5 Gwen (2018) Kiko Martinez First-time writer/director William McGregor fashions together some thought-provoking scenarios and grim imagery, but the folktale never finds its way out of the fog. EDIT
Posted Aug 16, 2019
3.5/5 Good Boys (2019) Kiko Martinez No movie with this many dick jokes has any business being this funny. EDIT
Posted Aug 16, 2019
2.5/5 Them That Follow (2019) Kiko Martinez Directors Britt Poulton and Daniel Savage explore the religious practice of snake handling, but they do so via a less-than-intriguing narrative featuring a backwoods love triangle. EDIT
Posted Aug 15, 2019
3.5/5 Light of My Life (2019) Kiko Martinez A minimalist take that hangs firmly on the natural connection of its two main characters and its effectively bleak atmosphere. EDIT
Posted Aug 14, 2019
3.5/5 Ode to Joy (2019) Kiko Martinez Adorable and very funny. EDIT
Posted Aug 9, 2019
3/5 Dora and the Lost City of Gold (2019) Kiko Martinez [Isabela] Moner embraces the role with such sincerity, it's easy to smile along and enjoy something that isn't hesitant to be this wholesome. EDIT
Posted Aug 9, 2019
2.5/5 Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark (2019) Kiko Martinez Stories best left told around a campfire in the middle of the woods with a s'more in hand. EDIT
Posted Aug 9, 2019
1/5 A Score to Settle (2019) Kiko Martinez The dialogue is atrocious. EDIT
Posted Aug 2, 2019
3.5/5 Maiden (2018) Kiko Martinez Maiden is an inspirational voyage everyone should experience. EDIT
Posted Aug 2, 2019
2/5 Fast & Furious Presents: Hobbs & Shaw (2019) Kiko Martinez As with the other Fast and Furious movies, some of the stunt work is impressive, but it's ultimately a dime-store addition to an already erratic movie franchise. EDIT
Posted Aug 2, 2019
2/5 Astronaut (2019) Kiko Martinez [Richard] Dreyfus is serviceable in his lead role, but there's only so much he can do when he's the only engaging character on screen below the age of 85. EDIT
Posted Jul 26, 2019
1/5 Critters Attack! (2019) Kiko Martinez Critters Attack! might entertain the biggest B-movie horror fans, but with a script this vapid, what's the point? EDIT
Posted Jul 26, 2019
4/5 The Farewell (2019) Kiko Martinez Viewers will ... see aspects of their own family throughout the film, which supports the concept that no matter how different we are from one another, we're really all the same in the grand scheme of things and that humanity has no borders. EDIT
Posted Jul 26, 2019
3.5/5 Once Upon a Time... in Hollywood (2019) Kiko Martinez The elements of this unique buddy comedy and the characters' skill at maneuvering through the industry to survive is what make Once Upon a Time in ... Hollywood such an enjoyable watch. EDIT
Posted Jul 26, 2019
3/5 The Lion King (2019) Kiko Martinez The Lion King is something that can be described as both breathtaking and uninspired. EDIT
Posted Jul 26, 2019
2/5 Into the Ashes (2019) Kiko Martinez Revenge flicks can't get much staler than this. EDIT
Posted Jul 19, 2019
.5/5 Iron Sky: The Coming Race (2019) Kiko Martinez Call it mindless schlock if that makes you feel better about liking it, but campy movies are supposed to be ridiculous and entertaining. Iron Sky: The Coming Race is light years from the latter. EDIT
Posted Jul 19, 2019
2.5/5 Supervized (2019) Kiko Martinez Supervized is mostly harmless and features a nasty streak and a darkly humorous edge that is enjoyable in small doses. But the senior citizen tropes diminish the script. EDIT
Posted Jul 19, 2019