Dim the House Lights

Dim the House Lights is not a Tomatometer-approved publication. Reviews from this publication only count toward the Tomatometer® when written by the following Tomatometer-approved critic(s): Juan Barquin
Rating Title/Year Author
Shirley (2020) Juan Barquin The film is more attuned to the mood of Shirley Jackson's literature than any recent adaptation of her work, despite stretching (and often outright ignoring) the truth EDIT
Posted Jun 18, 2020
3 From Hell (2019) Juan Barquin 3 from Hell, for all its indulgences and brutality, is a return to the people who may very well feel most like home to Zombie. EDIT
Posted Oct 8, 2019
Midsommar (2019) Juan Barquin Where Hereditary felt like two souls at odds with each other in one body, Midsommar is a work of cathartic camp. EDIT
Posted Sep 20, 2019
The Souvenir (2019) Juan Barquin Swinton Byrne's performance is itself compelling, but she's also deprived of material with which to build anything real. EDIT
Posted Sep 20, 2019
Rocketman (2019) Juan Barquin While Dexter Fletcher attempts spectacle in his set pieces, he lacks the charm and technical prowess to nail them successfully. EDIT
Posted Sep 20, 2019
Long Day's Journey Into Night (2018) Juan Barquin For some, the experience as a whole will feel purposely obtuse, and some might even argue boring, but those willing to engage with the romantic vision that Bi Gan has created will find themselves swept off their feet more than once. EDIT
Posted Sep 20, 2019
Brittany Runs a Marathon (2019) Juan Barquin What we're left with is uplifting nonsense for the kind of people who have never had to exist inside of a fat body, and God, is it exhausting. EDIT
Posted Sep 20, 2019
Under the Silver Lake (2018) Juan Barquin The characters of Under the Silver Lake exist to oscillate between indifference and obsession. EDIT
Posted May 30, 2019
Teen Spirit (2018) Juan Barquin The film is torn between being a lifeless "rise to stardom" drama and a pedestrian music video block from the early 2010s. EDIT
Posted Apr 18, 2019
Dumbo (2019) Juan Barquin And that Tim Burton, who was still offering up unique visions within a pedestrian narrative just years ago, has delivered something as soulless as it is heartbreaking. EDIT
Posted Mar 26, 2019
Golden Youth (Une jeunesse dorée) (2019) Juan Barquin Golden Youth feels more like Whit Stillman's The Last Days of Disco, fascinated by the way individuals try to grift their way through an era of wild parties and grand proclamations. EDIT
Posted Mar 12, 2019
Vox Lux (2018) Juan Barquin Vox Lux is truly invested in how pop music functions as salvation for many, even if it leads to damnation for one particularly jaded individual. EDIT
Posted Feb 28, 2019
The Miseducation of Cameron Post (2018) Juan Barquin There's a beautiful optimism to a film so full of pain and an unabashed queerness and levity present that could only come from a filmmaker like Akhavan EDIT
Posted Oct 16, 2018