Anatomy of a Scream

Anatomy of a Scream is not a Tomatometer-approved publication. Reviews from this publication only count toward the Tomatometer when written by the following Tomatometer-approved critic(s): Carolyn Mauricette, Joe Lipsett
Rating Title/Year Author
3/5 The Sonata (2018) Joe Lipsett Despite sticking to a familiar playbook, The Sonata is an enjoyable reminder of the atmospheric power of gothic horror, which pairs nicely with the horror genre's recently revitalized interest in satanism. EDIT
Posted Jan 9, 2020
3/5 Maleficent: Mistress of Evil (2019) Joe Lipsett Despite the five years between films, Maleficent: Mistress of Evil is a worthy sequel that should appease fans of the first film, particularly its core teen female demograph EDIT
Posted Oct 15, 2019
3.5/5 It: Chapter Two (2019) Joe Lipsett Shoddy CGI, a long run time and some iffy character work aside, IT: Chapter 2 is a solid sequel EDIT
Posted Sep 6, 2019
3.5/5 The Clovehitch Killer (2018) Joe Lipsett Skiles' direction and Plummer's performance, plus the focus on darkness permeating a small town suburbia, lends the film a My Friend Dahmer-esque vibe that will undoubtedly attract a sizeable following EDIT
Posted Oct 16, 2018
2.5/5 Starfish (2016) Joe Lipsett It doesn't entirely work, but the film's dreamy visuals, catchy indie rock playlist and dedicated lead performance by Virginia Gardner (Marvel's The Runaways) should net the film a passionate audience and a dedicated cult following. EDIT
Posted Oct 15, 2018
4/5 The Witch in the Window (2018) Joe Lipsett The Witch In The Window is a deliberately slow-paced, quietly sorrowful film about a man trying to reconnect with his family. By prioritizing character development, Mitton has crafted an emotionally rich film that...has the capacity to chill. EDIT
Posted Oct 6, 2018
2.5/5 Await Further Instructions (2018) Joe Lipsett Await Further Instructions deliberately resists pitting the characters' beliefs against each other in favour of keeping the conflict shallow and straightforward...This is particularly true once the body count begins to rise EDIT
Posted Oct 5, 2018
3.5/5 Housewife (2017) Joe Lipsett Housewife is implicitly interested in how roles and destiny are imposed on women -- often against their will and, in this case, by men. EDIT
Posted Sep 30, 2018
Blood Hunters (2016) Joe Lipsett Not only does Lee know how best to shoot her creatures, Blood Hunters' full body creature make-up is unique and looks great on camera. It's a major asset considering how prevalent they are on camera in the film's second half. EDIT
Posted Sep 15, 2018
Blessed Are the Children (2016) Joe Lipsett One thing I really appreciated is Moore's clear love and awareness of the genre. Blessed Are The Children is liberally peppered with homages to several slasher greats EDIT
Posted Sep 15, 2018
Pin Cushion (2017) Joe Lipsett Subtly evoking DePalma's Carrie and Mean Girls, the film explores not only the evolving relationship between mothers and daughters, but also the perilous world of high school female friendships, popularity and the pressure to fit in. EDIT
Posted Sep 15, 2018
Abducted in Plain Sight (2017) Joe Lipsett The visual aesthetic may be familiar, but the tale being told in Abducted in Plain Sight is anything but. It is a frankly batsh*t crazy story, with more outrageous twists and turns than anything in conventional fiction films. EDIT
Posted Sep 15, 2018
Shivers (1975) Joe Lipsett Shivers greatest strength is its conflation of the relationship between class and repressed/perverse sexual desires, including assault, rape and murder. EDIT
Posted Sep 15, 2018
What Keeps You Alive (2018) Joe Lipsett In Minihan's script the question is not if violence will erupt; the question is when. The carefully placed red herrings in the first act tease that something is amiss, despite the fact that Jules and Jackie have an affectionate, playful relationship. EDIT
Posted Sep 15, 2018
() Joe Lipsett Model Home is a sharp critique of a system that enables the isolation and marginalization of low-income, single families and individuals suffering from mental health challenges. EDIT
Posted Sep 15, 2018
3/5 Trench 11 (2017) Joe Lipsett If there is one reason to recommend Trench 11 it is the glorious, gooey practical effects. EDIT
Posted Sep 4, 2018