Cinema76

Cinema76 is not a Tomatometer-approved publication. Reviews from this publication only count toward the Tomatometer® when written by the following Tomatometer-approved critic(s): Dan Scully, Gary M. Kramer
Rating Title/Year Author
A Nightmare Wakes (2020) Ryan Silberstein "... Unkel effectively blends story and myth, as the creation of the novel is nearly as famous as the creation of the Creature himself." EDIT
Posted Jan 29, 2021
The Midnight Sky (2020) Dan Scully While not a bad movie by any stretch, it's just kinda...basic? EDIT
Posted Dec 28, 2020
Wonder Woman 1984 (2020) Ryan Silberstein Wonder Woman 1984 does an astounding job of making its central heroine into a warrior for love and peace. EDIT
Posted Dec 24, 2020
Soul (2020) Ryan Silberstein There's as much to laugh about here as there is to take in the implications and complexities of what the beforelife and afterlife seem to be. EDIT
Posted Dec 23, 2020
News of the World (2020) Ryan Silberstein News of the World colors so deeply inside the lines it leaves white spaces around its borders. EDIT
Posted Dec 22, 2020
Greenland (2020) Gary M. Kramer Greenland, may show the sky is on fire, but it is a misfire. EDIT
Posted Dec 18, 2020
Max Cloud (2020) Gary M. Kramer Max Cloud is equal parts homage and rip-off, which might help it generate a fanbase and perhaps even a sequel. Adkins is appealing enough here to warrant another go at saving the galaxy. EDIT
Posted Dec 18, 2020
Ma Rainey's Black Bottom (2020) Dan Scully This is the kind of movie that goes down super smooth, while igniting an emotional fire within the viewer. EDIT
Posted Dec 18, 2020
Alabama Snake (2020) Dan Scully Weaves archival footage/audio, interviews, and re-enactments into a surprisingly dense narrative about the alleged crime. EDIT
Posted Dec 10, 2020
Let Them All Talk (2020) Ryan Silberstein . Let Them All Talk is a fantastic couch movie, perfect for drinking wine, having some good cheese, and focusing on fictional troubles for a while. EDIT
Posted Dec 10, 2020
Mank (2020) Dan Scully Feels a lot closer to a Fincher passion project than any of his previous work. EDIT
Posted Dec 5, 2020
All My Life (2020) Ryan Silberstein The film doesn't work because the characters feel like memories that have been brushed smooth, without any of the weird or uncomfortable features that make us human. EDIT
Posted Dec 4, 2020
The Mystery of D.B. Cooper (2020) Dan Scully Interesting if not as a study of the actual man behind the crime, but rather as a look into his legacy - what his bold, reckless act means to those within its historical wake. EDIT
Posted Nov 24, 2020
Hillbilly Elegy (2020) Ryan Silberstein The script is chock-full of the empty kind of "Live Laugh Love" platitudes that clog the aisles of Marshall's and stores targeting 'wine moms.' EDIT
Posted Nov 24, 2020
The Croods: A New Age (2020) Ryan Silberstein ...when other studio animated films are as thoughtful and engaging as Zootopia, The Croods: A New Age feels wishy-washy at best. EDIT
Posted Nov 24, 2020
Vanguard (2020) Gary M. Kramer A subpar globe-hopping action film... Chan is mostly wasted here.... [T]he fight scenes here are, at times, as lame as the CGI lion that mauls a baddie. EDIT
Posted Nov 20, 2020
Belushi (2020) Dan Scully Will likely end up being the definitive documentary on the life of John Belushi, and deservedly so. EDIT
Posted Nov 20, 2020
Leap of Faith: William Friedkin on The Exorcist (2019) Dan Scully A film nerd's dream. EDIT
Posted Nov 19, 2020
The Vigil (2019) Gary M. Kramer For all its style and atmosphere, its jump scares and body horror, The Vigil works best as a psychological thriller. EDIT
Posted Nov 17, 2020
Freaky (2020) Ryan Silberstein Freaky is an enjoyable film overall...and it feels like it was written for today's expectations around culture and diversity. EDIT
Posted Nov 13, 2020
Kindred (2020) Dan Scully Succeeds in updating a classic horror shell and giving it modern resonance. EDIT
Posted Nov 10, 2020
May the Devil Take You: Chapter Two (2020) Dan Scully If you're looking for a chilling ghost story with a handful of seriously spooky moments, you'll be pleased. EDIT
Posted Oct 31, 2020
Jumbo (2020) Gary M. Kramer Jumbo benefits from Merlant's committed performance. Viewers who suspend their disbelief may even find this film unexpectedly moving. EDIT
Posted Oct 29, 2020
My Zoe (2019) Gary M. Kramer Delpy's film does what it sets out to do, which is show how deeply Isabelle loves Zoe. Again, that was never in doubt, and the actress' gutsy film and performance drive that obvious message home. EDIT
Posted Oct 29, 2020
Bullets of Justice (2020) Dan Scully Whether the film intends to be this bananas or is just banking on a state of overall confusion after the fact is something I will never be equipped to determine. EDIT
Posted Oct 29, 2020
On the Rocks (2020) Ryan Silberstein On the Rocks may be too heavy for a date night, but not substantial enough to leave a lasting impression EDIT
Posted Oct 23, 2020
Roald Dahl's The Witches (2020) Ryan Silberstein The Witches feels like a paycheck movie from a man who used to spend fortunes doing whatever he wanted. EDIT
Posted Oct 22, 2020
David Byrne's American Utopia (2020) Ryan Silberstein Much to my relief, American Utopia is absolutely worthy of being called Stop Making Sense 2: Twice in a Lifetime. EDIT
Posted Oct 16, 2020
Lupin III: The First (2019) Ryan Silberstein ...Lupin remains as graceful, charming, and boundless as ever. Lupin III: The First, is a great entry point for those curious about the character because it blends old and new so effectively... EDIT
Posted Oct 16, 2020
The Mortuary Collection (2019) Ryan Silberstein As a whole, The Mortuary Collection is a consistent package, which may be the most important quality in an anthology. None of the stories are outright scary, as there is rarely tension, leaning more on the gross out angles than jump scares. EDIT
Posted Oct 15, 2020
An Unquiet Grave (2020) Dan Scully It creeps under the skin undetected, and by the time the credits roll, an indelible and unsettling feeling takes over. I haven't shaken it since. EDIT
Posted Oct 14, 2020
Lapsis (2020) Dan Scully The imaginative concept is bolstered by a bizarre sense of humor, and a lot of big, pertinent ideas. EDIT
Posted Oct 14, 2020
Hunted (2020) Dan Scully Had me exclaiming to no one at all, 'this is so metal'. EDIT
Posted Oct 14, 2020
Detention (2019) Dan Scully A novel and compelling way to tell the tale, serving to show the trickle-down effects of institutional trauma. EDIT
Posted Oct 14, 2020
Bloody Hell (2020) Dan Scully Pure genre bliss. EDIT
Posted Oct 12, 2020
Survival Skills (2020) Dan Scully A few segments go so dark for so long that the film effectively becomes a drama...only to snap back into absurdism. EDIT
Posted Oct 12, 2020
Def by Temptation (1990) Dan Scully Yeah, it's all pretty bonkers to look at, but for the most part, it's really effective, and not in a 'so bad it's good' kind of way. EDIT
Posted Oct 12, 2020
Dinner in America (2020) Dan Scully Filled with attitude, angst, and the most hilarious use of a feline corpse I've ever seen. EDIT
Posted Oct 12, 2020
Time (2020) Ryan Silberstein Time is certainly about the mass incarceration of Black men in America, but it doesn't turn to statistics or even logic to try and win over skeptical minds. It turns to emotions. EDIT
Posted Oct 9, 2020
The Forty-Year-Old Version (2020) Ryan Silberstein But one thing is clear: Radha Blank is someone to watch, as The Forty-Year-Old Version would be one of the best-written films of any year. EDIT
Posted Oct 9, 2020
The Wolf of Snow Hollow (2020) Dan Scully A lean, mean package of entertainment. EDIT
Posted Oct 8, 2020
A Call to Spy (2019) Ryan Silberstein Fans of World War II films should definitely seek this one out, as the story is well told, and all three lead actresses give stellar performances. EDIT
Posted Oct 2, 2020
Scare Me (2020) Dan Scully The film has an incredible energy to it, but when it is suddenly tasked with being a movie with a narrative, it stumbles a bit. Just a bit. EDIT
Posted Oct 1, 2020
The Trial of the Chicago 7 (2020) Ryan Silberstein The Trial of the Chicago 7 may be more interesting than much of the other films about this period, but it also only feels like the tip of the iceberg... EDIT
Posted Sep 28, 2020
Antebellum (2020) Dan Scully If Antebellum really leaned into its exploitative heart, and went HARD with its tone, the inherent goofiness to the cinematic stunt being pulled might really work. EDIT
Posted Sep 19, 2020
Softie (2020) Ryan Silberstein Softie, about one man's quest to bring a true populist movement to the Kenyan political landscape is as heartbreaking as it is inspiring. EDIT
Posted Sep 18, 2020
Rent-a-Pal (2020) Dan Scully This is one of those movies that would probably work better as a short. EDIT
Posted Sep 16, 2020
The Broken Hearts Gallery (2020) Ryan Silberstein It feels like The Broken Hearts Gallery would have benefited from not being a romantic comedy, since romance is the least engaging aspect of the film. EDIT
Posted Sep 11, 2020
I'm Thinking of Ending Things (2020) Ryan Silberstein While conceptually interesting and well made, I'm Thinking of Ending Things is as insufferable as it is insightful. EDIT
Posted Sep 4, 2020
Centigrade (2020) Dan Scully Painful to watch because the characters are unbearable, the stakes aren't well constructed, the pacing is dreadful, and no narrative arc of any kind occurs. EDIT
Posted Aug 28, 2020