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
8/10 The Amusement Park (1973) Sean Collier A curious, fascinating and above-all jarring ride from a true master. EDIT
Posted Jun 10, 2021
10/10 In the Heights (2021) Sean Collier The first great post-COVID movie and one of the great movie musicals, bar none. EDIT
Posted Jun 9, 2021
4/10 The Conjuring: The Devil Made Me Do It (2021) Sean Collier [A] tangled mass of demonological claptrap. EDIT
Posted Jun 4, 2021
6/10 Monuments (2020) Sean Collier On the strength of an earnest heart and a few indelible scenes ... Monuments hangs together and then some. EDIT
Posted Jun 3, 2021
6/10 A Quiet Place Part II (2021) Sean Collier It has considerable merits, more than enough to warrant a cool recommendation. EDIT
Posted May 28, 2021
6/10 Cruella (2021) Sean Collier The film might have faltered but for the irresistible tête-à-tête at its core. EDIT
Posted May 26, 2021
4/10 The Toy (1982) Sean Collier It's memorable as a cable-TV staple and as a showcase for Pryor (in that everything Pryor did was memorable), but The Toy strikes an awkward tone at best. EDIT
Posted Apr 2, 2021
5/10 Boogie (2021) Sean Collier You know. Just a movie. EDIT
Posted Mar 31, 2021
8/10 The Town (2010) Sean Collier The performances are lively and the set pieces - particularly the masks, which are a perfect touch - are memorable. EDIT
Posted Feb 8, 2021
9/10 Seven (1995) Sean Collier The structure of the narrative is dense but its beats are deliberate, making for a viewing experience that's hypnotic on first viewing and only deepens on subsequent watches. EDIT
Posted Jan 1, 2021
6/10 Random Acts of Violence (2019) Sean Collier It's slick and interesting, but ultimately thin. EDIT
Posted Aug 23, 2020
7/10 Boys State (2020) Sean Collier As one boy says, 'Being here gave me a new appreciation for why politicians lie to get into office.' EDIT
Posted Aug 15, 2020
8/10 The Occupant (2020) Sean Collier There's an interesting genre creep at hand in "The Occupant." At its outset, it is a domestic drama; by the conclusion, it's a tense, dark thriller. The transition is very careful - and fascinating to watch. EDIT
Posted Apr 8, 2020
6/10 Uncorked (2020) Sean Collier It's handsomely if humbly rendered, with some strong performances and an enjoyable, quiet determination. EDIT
Posted Mar 27, 2020
5/10 Bloodshot (2020) Sean Collier The result is nearly equally balanced between bad and good - the kind of movie worth watching if you're curious (or, say, if you're stuck at home for an extended period). EDIT
Posted Mar 26, 2020
7/10 The Platform (2019) Sean Collier Freshman feature director Galder Gaztelu-Urrutia ... present[s] brutal reality and moments of fantastic madness with an equally blunt, relentless approach. EDIT
Posted Mar 20, 2020
8/10 Big Time Adolescence (2019) Sean Collier Big Time Adolescence, a compelling comedy from freshman writer/director Jason Orley, doesn't break new ground ... but it does offer a fascinating study in contrast. EDIT
Posted Mar 17, 2020
7/10 Lost Girls (2020) Sean Collier Lost Girls, a narrative drama from the accomplished documentary filmmaker Liz Garbus, strikes an impressive balance with its difficult subject matter. EDIT
Posted Mar 13, 2020
4/10 The Hunt (2020) Sean Collier Neither the script ... nor the direction ... is savvy enough to make a clear point, let alone a good one. EDIT
Posted Mar 11, 2020
6/10 Spenser Confidential (2020) Sean Collier There's very little here that will stick with you more than ten minutes after Netflix serves up another title ... but it's a pleasant way to pass an afternoon. EDIT
Posted Mar 6, 2020
9/10 Onward (2020) Sean Collier Onward is often poignant and never treacly. EDIT
Posted Mar 4, 2020
5/10 EMMA. (2020) Sean Collier The film's bright spot is Taylor-Joy ... She is charming and captivating; unfortunately, the same cannot be said for the film around her. EDIT
Posted Mar 3, 2020
() Sean Collier Even dog people ... will find the kittens too lovable to resist. EDIT
Posted Feb 28, 2020
8/10 The Invisible Man (2020) Sean Collier Whannell - and, apparently, Universal - remembered that the best horror subs a supernatural demon for a real-life variety. EDIT
Posted Feb 27, 2020
2/10 The Call of the Wild (2020) Sean Collier In the end, there's only an artificial hound gamboling across screensaver-quality vistas. EDIT
Posted Feb 20, 2020
9/10 The Lodge (2019) Sean Collier The Lodge [is] a deft, vivid work of careful horror. EDIT
Posted Feb 20, 2020
6/10 Downhill (2020) Sean Collier Perhaps those coming to Downhill with fresh eyes will feel differently; I think, however, the ending reduces the film from a quiet success to a middling effort. EDIT
Posted Feb 13, 2020
8/10 Birds of Prey (and the Fantabulous Emancipation of One Harley Quinn) (2020) Sean Collier The result is a slapstick firework display of pleasantly cartoonish mayhem. EDIT
Posted Feb 6, 2020
9/10 Horse Girl (2020) Sean Collier Sarah is intriguing, sympathetic and likable, thanks to Brie's excellent performance. In her capable hands, Sarah is a frantic, vibrant eruption of pained, complex life. EDIT
Posted Feb 6, 2020
6/10 The Gentlemen (2020) Sean Collier Your mileage may vary. If the trailer excites you, you'll probably have an okay time. The Gentlemen won't, however, gain Ritchie any new devotees. EDIT
Posted Jan 23, 2020
5/10 Color Out of Space (2019) Sean Collier I would not actually call Color Out of Space a good movie ... I have to softly recommend it, yet, on the basis of, well, pure wackiness. EDIT
Posted Jan 22, 2020
7/10 Bad Boys for Life (2020) Sean Collier To make an understatement: Bad Boys For Life is a surprising movie. EDIT
Posted Jan 16, 2020
5/10 Dolittle (2020) Sean Collier I thought Dolittle would be awful. Instead, it's merely forgettable. EDIT
Posted Jan 15, 2020
4/10 Like a Boss (2020) Sean Collier If one were to find oneself on a particularly long international flight, Like a Boss could fill up 83 minutes between trips to the bathroom. That's about it. EDIT
Posted Jan 9, 2020
10/10 1917 (2019) Sean Collier This is a movie one does not watch so much as witness. It simply must be seen. EDIT
Posted Jan 8, 2020
4/10 The Grudge (2020) Sean Collier Ju-On was quite good, if not excellent; the 2004 Grudge was enjoyable, if not quite good. This latest version is not enjoyable, and only fleetingly good. EDIT
Posted Jan 3, 2020
9/10 Little Women (2019) Sean Collier Until now, [Gerwig] was a promising and skillful director; with Little Women, she has clearly become a master. EDIT
Posted Dec 23, 2019
8/10 Uncut Gems (2019) Sean Collier The headline ... is Sandler. It's not just that the role is great for him; he's great for it, adding humor, desperation and charm in deft fashion. EDIT
Posted Dec 20, 2019
8/10 Spies in Disguise (2019) Sean Collier It's Blue Sky's strongest effort to date, by turns slapstick spoof and affirming message movie. EDIT
Posted Dec 19, 2019
7/10 Bombshell (2019) Sean Collier For [its] faults ... it is a gripping and sturdy document depicting how workplace sexual harassment is born and protected. EDIT
Posted Dec 19, 2019
9/10 Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker (2019) Sean Collier If it is indeed the last word on the characters and settings that have spanned 40 years of movies, it is a handsome and bittersweet ending. EDIT
Posted Dec 19, 2019
Richard Jewell (2019) Sean Collier Richard Jewell is nothing but the salty and hateful ranting of a bitter misanthrope. Avoid it at all costs. EDIT
Posted Dec 12, 2019
4/10 Jumanji: The Next Level (2019) Sean Collier There are a handful of jokes that hit, though most are second-tier shenanigans reminiscent of the first film. EDIT
Posted Dec 11, 2019
7/10 The Two Popes (2019) Sean Collier When it's a two-hander showcasing masterful performances and remarkable settings, The Two Popes is at its best. EDIT
Posted Dec 10, 2019
Dark Waters (2019) Sean Collier Dark Waters has its share of narrative problems ... The truth is the thing, though, and it's loud. EDIT
Posted Dec 6, 2019
10/10 Marriage Story (2019) Sean Collier This is the first movie in years that made me bury my face in my hands; I was reeling with sorrow ... Yet I left the theater not only affirmed, but emboldened. EDIT
Posted Dec 4, 2019
7/10 The Report (2019) Sean Collier Like the report itself, it's interesting and important ... and I'm not sure how many people are actually going to care enough to sit through the whole thing. EDIT
Posted Dec 2, 2019
8/10 Frozen II (2019) Sean Collier In its more artful moments ... the film delivers imagery as memorable as any in the Disney canon. EDIT
Posted Nov 21, 2019
10/10 A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood (2019) Sean Collier It is an excellent, inspiring and moving film - one that defies any critical distance or detachment. EDIT
Posted Nov 21, 2019
9/10 The Irishman (2019) Sean Collier Scorsese's longest, most expensive and most ambitious film ... stands as part of the mob pantheon simply by virtue of its existence. EDIT
Posted Nov 20, 2019