Pittsburgh Magazine

Pittsburgh Magazine is not a Tomatometer-approved publication. Reviews from this publication only count toward the Tomatometer when written by the following Tomatometer-approved critic(s): Sean Collier
Rating Title/Year Author
3/10 The Dirt (2019) Sean Collier The Dirt contains workmanlike recreations of rock-star excess and little substance. EDIT
Posted Mar 22, 2019
5/10 Out of Blue (2018) Sean Collier It makes for a more thoughtful experience than the average Law & Order episode, to be sure. The film also overreaches, though, winding up a bit disappointing. EDIT
Posted Mar 21, 2019
9/10 Us (2019) Sean Collier Like its predecessor, it's a nightmare - and essential viewing. EDIT
Posted Mar 20, 2019
7/10 Triple Frontier (2019) Sean Collier It's an easily watchable picture, though, particularly with Isaac - who has ascended from quite-good to excellent in recent years - in the lead. EDIT
Posted Mar 14, 2019
1/10 Five Feet Apart (2019) Sean Collier Let's not waste time: This movie is a disaster ... It has nothing at all to say about anything. It is an exercise in unadulterated misery. EDIT
Posted Mar 14, 2019
7/10 Who Will Write Our History (2018) Sean Collier In Roberta Grossman's film, the story weaves from narration to newsreel footage to performance seamlessly and believably. EDIT
Posted Mar 6, 2019
8/10 The Unorthodox (2018) Sean Collier It's an easy film to admire. EDIT
Posted Mar 6, 2019
8/10 Captain Marvel (2019) Sean Collier An eminently fun and thoroughly enjoyable picture that ... establishes Captain Marvel, in the supremely qualified hands of Larson, as an Avenger nonpareil. EDIT
Posted Mar 6, 2019
6/10 Greta (2018) Sean Collier Greta, a good-not-great pseudo-horror ... insists on dragging its wild lead and suitably outlandish premise back toward the middle of the road. EDIT
Posted Feb 28, 2019
7/10 Fighting With My Family (2019) Sean Collier Most importantly, Fighting With My Family has Pugh, an uncommonly gifted actress who can sell every step of Paige's journey with wit and determination. EDIT
Posted Feb 21, 2019
8/10 () Sean Collier In Paddleton ... deep bonds can form without many words - and endure, and strengthen, in the face of incredible trials. It's a worthy reminder. EDIT
Posted Feb 20, 2019
6/10 Happy Death Day 2U (2019) Sean Collier It's a mess. It's also, again, just barely good. EDIT
Posted Feb 12, 2019
4/10 Alita: Battle Angel (2019) Sean Collier Alita is saddled with a plot that falls somewhere between uninteresting and irritating, and the inescapable fact that we've seen it all before hangs over every frame. EDIT
Posted Feb 11, 2019
6/10 High Flying Bird (2019) Sean Collier This film feels like the middle two episodes of an interesting, if understated, season of a Netflix series ... Fortunately, the cast is strong enough to shoulder the picture. EDIT
Posted Feb 7, 2019
8/10 The LEGO Movie 2: The Second Part (2019) Sean Collier This couldn't work again, could it? Yes. Yes it can. So well, in fact, that The Lego Movie 2 actually corrects for the original film's only major flaw. EDIT
Posted Feb 6, 2019
5/10 An Acceptable Loss (2018) Sean Collier The best thing about An Acceptable Loss ... is Jamie Lee Curtis ... [it's] a thriller that doesn't quite thrill. EDIT
Posted Jan 23, 2019
6/10 The Kid Who Would Be King (2019) Sean Collier I'm very glad that The Kid Who Would Be King, a perfectly pleasant (if flawed) fantasy flick, made it to the screen. EDIT
Posted Jan 22, 2019
7/10 Pledge (2018) Sean Collier As a video-nasty take on hazing gone to stunning extremes, this indie gem ... does pretty well for itself. EDIT
Posted Jan 17, 2019
3/10 Glass (2019) Sean Collier The relative success of Split seems to have given Shyamalan license to create another indulgent, sloppy tantrum of a film. EDIT
Posted Jan 16, 2019
3/10 The Upside (2018) Sean Collier Cranston and Hart ... do everything they can to find charm, but they're trying to make a pie from rotten fruit. The Upside never should've been made. EDIT
Posted Jan 10, 2019
4/10 On the Basis of Sex (2018) Sean Collier Leder approaches a quiet biography as though it's a disaster flick, complete with ... an overwrought focus on family dynamics as motivation. EDIT
Posted Jan 8, 2019
9/10 Vice (2018) Sean Collier Ultimately, McKay makes Dick Cheney something bordering on interesting - itself a staggering feat. EDIT
Posted Dec 24, 2018
10/10 If Beale Street Could Talk (2018) Sean Collier It does this film a disservice ... to break it into its constituent parts; it is a cohesive, full-sensory experience, like a strong gust of wind. It's perfect. EDIT
Posted Dec 21, 2018
8/10 Mary Queen of Scots (2018) Sean Collier Mary Queen of Scots has plenty to offer ... delivered by excellent performers. It's not without its weaknesses, but still packs a punch. EDIT
Posted Dec 20, 2018
6/10 Aquaman (2018) Sean Collier To use a cliche - because this movie loves them - it's just crazy enough to work. EDIT
Posted Dec 18, 2018
4/10 Mary Poppins Returns (2018) Sean Collier It's a waste of a practically perfect character, even in its winning moments. EDIT
Posted Dec 18, 2018
6/10 Vox Lux (2018) Sean Collier I wouldn't call Vox Lux a bad movie by any stretch ... [even though it] ignores a promising premise and concludes in a pedestrian, if artful, way. EDIT
Posted Dec 17, 2018
4/10 Mortal Engines (2018) Sean Collier This tale ... is a homemade quilt of repurposed story beats. No character in this film will do something you haven't seen a very similar character do in the past. EDIT
Posted Dec 14, 2018
10/10 The Favourite (2018) Sean Collier Lanthimos ... creates [a] simmering mood of tension, jealousy and rage that layers itself over every scene like a fine dust. The Favourite is quietly perfect. EDIT
Posted Dec 13, 2018
9/10 Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse (2018) Sean Collier Spider-Verse feels like a comic book that has had its DNA reconstituted as a film ... I don't know how it was done. But it is wonderful to experience. EDIT
Posted Dec 11, 2018
6/10 At Eternity's Gate (2018) Sean Collier There's a bit of the Van Gogh greatest hits here ... but director Julian Schnabel is far more concerned with trying to create a cinematic version of Van Gogh's mind. EDIT
Posted Dec 7, 2018
3/10 The Possession of Hannah Grace (2018) Sean Collier The Possession of Hannah Grace is another reminder ... that it takes more than Satan and a dream to make a decent film. EDIT
Posted Nov 30, 2018
7/10 Creed II (2018) Sean Collier A generation later, the partial sequel, partial reboot of the great boxing franchise is falling neatly in line with its legacy. EDIT
Posted Nov 21, 2018
7/10 Green Book (2018) Sean Collier Green Book is as much a serious statement on race relations as Shrek is a treatise on environmental preservation ... but what points it makes, it makes well enough. EDIT
Posted Nov 20, 2018
5/10 Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald (2018) Sean Collier The Crimes of Grindelwald has an utter train wreck for a plot, jumping from thread to thread ... That's a shame, because there is plenty of good about the film. EDIT
Posted Nov 15, 2018
6/10 The Ballad of Buster Scruggs (2018) Sean Collier Taken as a whole, it's not an unpleasant experience, but the tonal whiplash involved in watching it is stunning. EDIT
Posted Nov 14, 2018
8/10 Can You Ever Forgive Me? (2018) Sean Collier Melissa McCarthy has a shot at an Oscar nomination ... for her portrayal of disgraced writer Lee Israel. In a just world, Heller would land somewhere near the podium, too. EDIT
Posted Nov 9, 2018
7/10 Boy Erased (2018) Sean Collier Hedges is excellent; a standout in the class of gifted post-adolescent actors that has emerged in recent years, his appeal is effortless and his well of talent quite deep. EDIT
Posted Nov 9, 2018
8/10 Outlaw King (2018) Sean Collier Outlaw King rises above its brethren ... [Mackenzie] has proven adept at marrying quality and entertainment. EDIT
Posted Nov 8, 2018
10/10 Suspiria (2018) Sean Collier Luca Guadagnino ... has adapted the original work of giallo horror (by the similarly elegant Dario Argento) into a wholly original, stone-cold masterpiece. EDIT
Posted Nov 2, 2018
6/10 Bohemian Rhapsody (2018) Sean Collier By the skin of his prosthetic teeth, however, Malek just manages to drag Bohemian Rhapsody into competence. EDIT
Posted Nov 1, 2018
7/10 The Old Man & the Gun (2018) Sean Collier David Lowery's film is a fitting, if lukewarm, curtain call -- a character study which finds sly ways to summate a career spent playing charming cads. EDIT
Posted Oct 18, 2018
9/10 Avengers: Infinity War (2018) Sean Collier The 19th film in Marvel's ongoing series is, by a wide stretch, its most challenging. EDIT
Posted Oct 18, 2018
5/10 Life of the Party (2018) Sean Collier The script, however ... does them few favors; Life of the Party never finds conflict or drive. EDIT
Posted Oct 18, 2018
7/10 Yoake tsugeru Rû no uta (2017) Sean Collier Those with a flair for the style will find plenty of dazzling art and touching sentiment here. EDIT
Posted Oct 18, 2018
7/10 Deadpool 2 (2018) Sean Collier It may not be the godsend the original was, but the sequel holds up -- just well enough to virtually guarantee a third chapter. EDIT
Posted Oct 18, 2018
4/10 Pope Francis -- A Man of His Word (2018) Sean Collier Not only is there not enough storytelling in A Man of His Word, but the film is also quick to shy away from controversy. EDIT
Posted Oct 18, 2018
6/10 Solo: A Star Wars Story (2018) Sean Collier There are many enjoyable moments and sequences, a handful of surprising twists and revelations and a bevy of great performances. EDIT
Posted Oct 18, 2018
6/10 Adrift (2018) Sean Collier Woodley remains a compelling, raw and empathetic performer -- exactly the kind to wring intrigue out of Adrift. EDIT
Posted Oct 18, 2018
8/10 Halloween (2018) Sean Collier Curtis is fantastic, a credible and compelling evolution of the innocent she played 40 years ago, and Myers reminds why he is one of horror's most terrifying villains. EDIT
Posted Oct 17, 2018