Impression Blend

Impression Blend is not a Tomatometer-approved publication. Reviews from this publication only count toward the Tomatometer® when written by the following Tomatometer-approved critic(s): Marianna Neal
Rating Title/Year Author
8/10 In the Heights (2021) Marianna Neal In the Heights is absolutely the summer crowd-pleaser we all need right now! EDIT
Posted Jun 13, 2021
8/10 A Quiet Place Part II (2021) Marianna Neal You're going to be sitting there, holding your breath time and time again! EDIT
Posted May 29, 2021
7/10 Army Of The Dead (2021) Marianna Neal Army of the Dead ( ... ) doesn't take itself too seriously, and wants to entertain the audience with action, zombies, and gore. It may not be flawless, but it's fun and memorable. EDIT
Posted May 21, 2021
8/10 Oxygen (2021) Marianna Neal It's effective, it's well-paced, well-executed, it kept me guessing, and I was at the edge of my seat the entire time. EDIT
Posted May 12, 2021
6/10 Voyagers (2021) Marianna Neal [Voyagers] has a lot of wasted potential, and with better writing and better characters it really could have been something a lot more special. EDIT
Posted Apr 9, 2021
9/10 Saint Maud (2019) Marianna Neal Haunting, stylish, disturbing, thought-provoking, and mysteriously ambiguous, though it provides a lot of the answers to those who are paying close attention. EDIT
Posted Feb 18, 2021
7/10 Mank (2020) Marianna Neal For a film titled Mank, I really didn't feel like I truly knew who he was at the end of it. EDIT
Posted Jan 3, 2021
10/10 Gone Girl (2014) Marianna Neal Deliciously twisted! EDIT
Posted Jan 3, 2021
8/10 The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo (2011) Marianna Neal For this particular story, Fincher's style is just too sleek. EDIT
Posted Jan 3, 2021
10/10 The Social Network (2010) Marianna Neal The combination of rapid fire dialogue, driven performances, and impeccable editing give The Social Network an incredible sense of energy. EDIT
Posted Jan 3, 2021
9/10 The Curious Case of Benjamin Button (2008) Marianna Neal It's a beautiful story, and it is unlike anything Fincher has ever made. EDIT
Posted Jan 3, 2021
7/10 Zodiac (2007) Marianna Neal From the visual and technical standpoint - yes, it's fantastic. But art has always been about more than just technique, more than the sum of its parts, and that "more" is where Zodiac falls short. EDIT
Posted Dec 16, 2020
7/10 Panic Room (2002) Marianna Neal Panic Room is one of those thrillers you'll enjoy and get really into on your first viewing, but probably won't be dying to watch again. EDIT
Posted Dec 16, 2020
10/10 Fight Club (1999) Marianna Neal It's bold, it's gritty, it's rebellious, it's unapologetic, it takes risks, and it's narrator reflects the frustrations of many people. EDIT
Posted Dec 16, 2020
7/10 The Game (1997) Marianna Neal There is certainly plenty to appreciate here, but the issues of this particular story are just too significant to overlook. EDIT
Posted Dec 16, 2020
10/10 Seven (1995) Marianna Neal The perfect twisted thriller! EDIT
Posted Dec 16, 2020
6/10 Alien 3 (1992) Marianna Neal Alien 3 really seems to miss the point of the first two films and what made them great. EDIT
Posted Dec 16, 2020
9/10 Sound of Metal (2019) Marianna Neal This is an incredibly powerful and impactful film! EDIT
Posted Dec 6, 2020
9/10 Another Round (2020) Marianna Neal Another Round is fun, heartfelt, nuanced, thought-provoking, and very enjoyable! EDIT
Posted Nov 29, 2020
8/10 Shiva Baby (2020) Marianna Neal It's funny, it's well-written, it taps into the always potent topic of the awkwardness of family gatherings, and at only 77 minutes long it's a very tightly paced film. EDIT
Posted Nov 29, 2020
8/10 One Night in Miami (2020) Marianna Neal Between the very strong cast, the well-written dialogue, the timeliness of it all and the powerful dramatic discussion that unfolds -- One Night In Miami is absolutely a film you should give your attention to. EDIT
Posted Nov 29, 2020
10/10 Black Swan (2010) Marianna Neal It surprises me how many people question whether or not Black Swan is a horror film because it undeniably is - it's psychological horror at its best. EDIT
Posted Oct 30, 2020
9/10 The Trial of the Chicago 7 (2020) Marianna Neal The Trial of the Chicago 7 is timely, gripping, entertaining, moving, and a very important film to watch. EDIT
Posted Oct 16, 2020
7/10 Clapboard Jungle (2020) Marianna Neal A good look at how many different pieces have to come together just to take a project off the ground. EDIT
Posted Sep 27, 2020
7/10 Dinner in America (2020) Marianna Neal A coming-of-age story with a punk rock heart. EDIT
Posted Sep 27, 2020
8/10 The Block Island Sound (2020) Marianna Neal This moody and mysterious horror thriller grabbed my attention and did not let go until the very end. EDIT
Posted Sep 27, 2020
8/10 The Paper Tigers (2020) Marianna Neal A heartwarming comedy that's also a great throwback to martial arts films with impressive choreography and a lot of charm. EDIT
Posted Sep 27, 2020
8/10 You Cannot Kill David Arquette (2020) Marianna Neal I was 100% into this from start to finish and by the end I just want David Arquette to be happy. EDIT
Posted Sep 27, 2020
9/10 Nomadland (2020) Marianna Neal It really is a film you don't just watch -- you get on the same wavelength with it. EDIT
Posted Sep 21, 2020
9/10 Pieces of a Woman (2020) Marianna Neal Kirby is such a powerhouse here that you sometimes forget the rest of the cast exists. EDIT
Posted Sep 21, 2020
9/10 I'm Thinking of Ending Things (2020) Marianna Neal This is a film that is a masterclass on how to adapt a novel, keeping what's important while also making it a standalone work with a very clear reflection of the writer-director's philosophy and style. EDIT
Posted Sep 3, 2020
7/10 Detention (2019) Marianna Neal Taiwan's totalitarian past as a nightmare to wake up from? Thank you, horror for continuing the tradition of representing real life problems. EDIT
Posted Aug 30, 2020
7/10 The Oak Room (2020) Marianna Neal This is a great film for anyone who enjoys a good, small-scale, dark mystery that takes its time to build up the tension in the beginning, takes the viewers through some twists and turns, and has a payoff that's worth the wait. EDIT
Posted Aug 30, 2020
7/10 The Mortuary Collection (2019) Marianna Neal This is the perfect movie for those of you who are missing that strange, almost dark fantasy feel of something like Tales from the Crypt. EDIT
Posted Aug 30, 2020
8/10 The Columnist (2020) Marianna Neal While it definitely walks the line between thriller and comedy in the beginning, things get darker as the film goes on and the sharp commentary on internet culture and hypocrisy becomes even more obvious. EDIT
Posted Aug 30, 2020
9/10 Feels Good Man (2020) Marianna Neal This is a fascinating exploration of Pepe's journey! EDIT
Posted Aug 30, 2020
8/10 Sputnik (2020) Marianna Neal It has an engaging story, great visual style, some shades of Alien and even a bit of Arrival, a lead character you want to root for, and a great balance of thrills and point of view. EDIT
Posted Aug 22, 2020
8/10 Palm Springs (2020) Marianna Neal It's funny, clever, charming, and refreshing -- exactly what I needed it to be. EDIT
Posted Jul 28, 2020
8/10 The Invisible Man (2020) Marianna Neal It's an entertaining, effective, scary horror thriller with a lot of great moments of tension, but it's also a film that is very strong thematically. EDIT
Posted Mar 4, 2020
7/10 The Lodge (2019) Marianna Neal If atmospheric, slow-burn horror is your thing -- The Lodge is definitely for you! EDIT
Posted Feb 24, 2020
6/10 Birds of Prey (and the Fantabulous Emancipation of One Harley Quinn) (2020) Marianna Neal I do wish it did more with the story and explored the characters further, but most of us are here for the Margot Robbie as Harley Quinn show. EDIT
Posted Feb 9, 2020
7/10 Underwater (2020) Marianna Neal Yes, it is derivative, but if you're a fan of the sci-fi thriller genre - Underwater is a good time. EDIT
Posted Feb 3, 2020
10/10 1917 (2019) Marianna Neal Do NOT dismiss this as "just another war movie"! EDIT
Posted Jan 15, 2020
9/10 Uncut Gems (2019) Marianna Neal Uncut Gems is relentless! It is a non-stop, edge-of-your seat experience. EDIT
Posted Jan 10, 2020
9/10 Little Women (2019) Marianna Neal What a film to end the year on! EDIT
Posted Dec 30, 2019
8/10 Knives Out (2019) Marianna Neal I had a lot of fun watching this film, it was incredibly entertaining and actually funnier than I expected it to be. EDIT
Posted Nov 28, 2019
9/10 Jojo Rabbit (2019) Marianna Neal Really entertaining, surprisingly emotional, very rewatchable, and absolutely worth seeing in theaters, on the big screen. EDIT
Posted Nov 23, 2019
8/10 The Lighthouse (2019) Marianna Neal To say that The Lighthouse leaves you wondering what the hell did you just witness is an understatement. EDIT
Posted Oct 29, 2019
10/10 Parasite (2019) Marianna Neal Let's just get this out of the way: Parasite is the best film of 2019. EDIT
Posted Oct 19, 2019
3.5/5 Joker (2019) Marianna Neal It's not a movie I'm likely to be watching again, but the visuals, atmosphere, and the lead performance are incredibly strong. EDIT
Posted Oct 6, 2019