VultureHound

VultureHound is not a Tomatometer-approved publication. Reviews from this publication only count toward the Tomatometer® when written by the following Tomatometer-approved critic(s): Andrew Gaudion, Becky Kukla, Charlotte Harrison, Chloe Leeson, Katie Hogan, Kelechi Ehenulo, Tom Beasley
Rating Title/Year Author
3/5 Laddie: The Man Behind the Movies (2017) Andrew Gaudion ...as a look into an era of Hollywood cinema that produced some of the most beloved films of all time, it is undeniably a personal and sweet reflection of what was truly a golden age. EDIT
Posted Apr 23, 2021
2/5 Made in Italy (2020) Andrew Gaudion Everything is played with a sweet sincerity, but it is in service of a screenplay that would rather fall back on cliche as it struggles to penetrate much beyond the surface. EDIT
Posted Mar 26, 2021
3/5 Come True (2020) Andrew Gaudion Come True will likely earn many fans for the sense of mystery and palpable fear that its imagery and concept often conjures throughout its setup. EDIT
Posted Mar 13, 2021
2/5 The Act of Reading (2019) Andrew Gaudion ...a final book report that never engages as a whole as it has far too many self-indulgent tangents that rob the film of the universal message that lies at the heart of its strongest ideas. EDIT
Posted Feb 17, 2021
Arrival (2016) Charlotte Harrison A slow-burn thriller that is profound and beautiful. To say any more would spoil it, EDIT
Posted Feb 12, 2021
1.5/5 Hellraiser: Judgment (2018) Andrew Gaudion It is frustrating that there are morsels of some inspiration in here that either get rushed over or buried in quite extreme gruesome imagery and predictable plotting. EDIT
Posted Feb 10, 2021
1/5 Twist (2021) Andrew Gaudion An odd messy twist to the Dickens tale, that forgets the imagination part of reimagination. EDIT
Posted Jan 27, 2021
2.5/5 Hunted (2020) Andrew Gaudion There is very little in the way of three-dimensional character development, meaning that the catharsis that the film should be delivering ends up diluted, leading to an experience that does very little with its modern re-telling of Little Red. EDIT
Posted Jan 21, 2021
3/5 Robin's Wish (2020) Andrew Gaudion A more fitting title may have been Susan's Wish, as it very much is an account of her working through the grief of losing her husband to such a horrible disease, and finding some purpose and meaning in that loss. EDIT
Posted Jan 4, 2021
4/5 Soul (2020) Andrew Gaudion There are stretches in Soul where Docter and his team are very much in the zone, crafting many magical and beguiling moments, only occasionally getting knocked out of it along the way. EDIT
Posted Dec 28, 2020
1/5 Come Away (2020) Tom Beasley This is definitely a tonal soup but, despite the myriad ingredients, the result is still somehow tasteless. EDIT
Posted Dec 21, 2020
4/5 The Godfather, Coda: The Death of Michael Corleone (1990) Andrew Gaudion The Godfather, Coda: The Death of Michael Corleone gives fans the chance to at least go in with a different sense of expectation. EDIT
Posted Dec 14, 2020
4/5 I'm Your Woman (2020) Andrew Gaudion It is a smart and subversive thriller that is frequently gripping, with a red hot cast firing on all cylinders. EDIT
Posted Dec 9, 2020
3.5/5 The End of the Storm (2020) Andrew Gaudion A soothing balm for any fan of Liverpool Football Club, and stands as an entertaining account of one of the best and strangest seasons in the storied history of the club. EDIT
Posted Nov 24, 2020
2/5 Hillbilly Elegy (2020) Tom Beasley The fact it's based on truth doesn't prevent it from feeling like a rather horrifying and misguided cartoon portrayal of working-class life. EDIT
Posted Nov 23, 2020
3/5 Asia (2020) Tom Beasley There's a gentleness to the perspective which elevates the material to a higher level. EDIT
Posted Nov 23, 2020
3/5 Mothra (1961) Tom Beasley One of the maddest monster movies ever committed to the big screen, helped by some wacky special effects and the sheer ambition of Honda's vision. EDIT
Posted Nov 23, 2020
2/5 Roald Dahl's The Witches (2020) Tom Beasley Despite the presence of monster maestro Guillermo del Toro as co-writer, there's nothing here to chill the blood of unsuspecting kids EDIT
Posted Nov 16, 2020
2/5 976-EVIL (1989) Andrew Gaudion The film is much more interesting as a curious oddity than it is something that genuinely feels like a well-crafted film. EDIT
Posted Oct 22, 2020
4/5 Stray (2021) Tom Beasley This is a movie that revels in simplicity and the power of survival instinct. EDIT
Posted Oct 21, 2020
3/5 Wildfire (2020) Tom Beasley A timely and intriguing meditation on the nature of lasting pain caused by fissures that cannot be healed. EDIT
Posted Oct 21, 2020
4/5 Another Round (2020) Tom Beasley Just as in real life, drunkenness is very funny right up until it isn't, and Vinterberg finds that balance with bona fide flair. EDIT
Posted Oct 21, 2020
5/5 David Byrne's American Utopia (2020) Tom Beasley This is inspiring, experimental movie-making in which it feels as if you're ascending to a higher plane. EDIT
Posted Oct 21, 2020
4/5 The Reason I Jump (2020) Tom Beasley A delightfully sensory experience, with unique visual choices and an unconventional soundscape serving to accentuate the ideas at play. EDIT
Posted Oct 21, 2020
3/5 MAFIA INC (2020) Tom Beasley Every gangster movie trope is present and correct, with only Grou's stylish and appealing direction keeping the movie as entertaining and watchable as it transpires to be. EDIT
Posted Oct 21, 2020
3/5 Rebecca (2020) Tom Beasley Wheatley shows no signs of being haunted by the ghost of Hitchcock. EDIT
Posted Oct 21, 2020
3.5/5 Friendship's Death (1987) Andrew Gaudion This is mostly a pleasantly strange meditation on what it means to be human that has many a prescient observation to share about life on Planet Earth. EDIT
Posted Oct 18, 2020
4/5 Possessor: Uncut (2020) Andrew Gaudion It is a very cold experience, but it is hard to deny that sense of intrigue that develops, as you become more macabrely compelled to see just how far it is willing to go. EDIT
Posted Oct 17, 2020
5/5 Nomadland (2020) Andrew Gaudion An absolutely magical piece of work. EDIT
Posted Oct 16, 2020
3/5 The Trial of the Chicago 7 (2020) Tom Beasley Many of the acclaimed scribe's usual flourishes and flashes of genius are present, of course, but there's a sense that this is a man pushing himself a little too far. EDIT
Posted Oct 16, 2020
4.5/5 Bloody Nose, Empty Pockets (2020) Andrew Gaudion It is a boozy, rollicking night as The Roaring 20's rings in its last call. The bar patrons do not want this night to end, and it is a feeling that you will likely end up sharing. EDIT
Posted Oct 14, 2020
4/5 Herself (2020) Tom Beasley The entire film is like a Ken Loach movie infused with multiplex-friendly sweetness. EDIT
Posted Oct 9, 2020
4/5 A Perfectly Normal Family (2020) Tom Beasley Provides a different perspective on this sort of story, illuminating a family's reaction to such an enormous upheaval. EDIT
Posted Oct 6, 2020
Juliet, Naked (2018) Charlotte Harrison A charming, well-written and well-acted romantic comedy. EDIT
Posted Oct 5, 2020
3/5 Brothers in Arms (2018) Andrew Gaudion It is an occasionally insightful, never particularly ambitious documentary, but one filled with tales of camaraderie and revelry that bring the story of Platoon to life with a clear passion and reverence. EDIT
Posted Oct 5, 2020
3.5/5 Becky (2020) Andrew Gaudion A blood-splattered B-movie ride that, much like its main character, shouldn't be underestimated. EDIT
Posted Sep 25, 2020
2/5 SCOOB! (2020) Andrew Gaudion Despite some clearly well-executed animation and some initial promise, this is decidedly lacking in anything that allows this to stand as little more than an exercise in exploiting intellectual property. EDIT
Posted Sep 24, 2020
3/5 23 Walks (2020) Tom Beasley It's heartfelt and warm, while possessing a wit and frankness that's uncommon in films clearly designed for the midweek morning, tea and biscuits crowd. EDIT
Posted Sep 24, 2020
2/5 Pocketful of Miracles (1961) Andrew Gaudion Some fine performances can be found within this screwball, but it is largely dictated by an awkward tone and a testing languorous pace. For Capra completists only. EDIT
Posted Sep 21, 2020
4/5 Barking Dogs Never Bite (2000) Andrew Gaudion It may not be quite as sharp as some of the later works of Bong Joon-ho, but this Barking Dog certainly has plenty of bite. EDIT
Posted Sep 18, 2020
2.5/5 Monsoon (2019) Andrew Gaudion It is a film that very deliberately plays its cards quite close to its chest, but you can't help but wish it would let you in a little more than it does. EDIT
Posted Sep 17, 2020
2/5 Waiting for the Barbarians (2019) Tom Beasley This all unfolds in glacial style, with Rylance ambling about quietly in amiable confusion. EDIT
Posted Sep 15, 2020
3/5 Tesla (2020) Andrew Gaudion An unconventional biopic whose peculiarities do offer some moments of electrifying inspiration. EDIT
Posted Sep 9, 2020
3/5 Superman: Man of Tomorrow (2020) Andrew Gaudion As a Superman story, Man of Tomorrow offers some refreshing changes to the norm, all the while mixing in faithful characterisations of fan favourite characters. EDIT
Posted Sep 7, 2020
3/5 Pitch Black (2000) Andrew Gaudion As knockoffs of its kind go, it's one of the more distinct. EDIT
Posted Sep 6, 2020
5/5 I'm Thinking of Ending Things (2020) Tom Beasley A jagged, prickly monster of a drama that loathes the notion of the audience feeling comfortable for even a second. EDIT
Posted Sep 5, 2020
4.5/5 Scott Pilgrim vs. the World (2010) Kelechi Ehenulo Edgar Wright's love letter to geekdom is still wildly inventive and imaginative ten years on. EDIT
Posted Sep 3, 2020
2.5/5 Ip Man 4: The Finale (2019) Kelechi Ehenulo And while the action remains flawlessly slick and polished as ever with Yen in his quick-fisted, fighting element, this was one fight too many. EDIT
Posted Sep 3, 2020
3.5/5 Blue Story (2019) Kelechi Ehenulo Through rhyme and reason with Rapman in his element, Blue Story is a carefully articulated piece of art that should be judged on its own merits. And if you still feel that this film glamorises gang culture, then you haven't been paying attention. EDIT
Posted Sep 3, 2020
3.5/5 Farming (2018) Kelechi Ehenulo Farming may not be the best-executed story, but with a captivating performance by Damson Idris, nevertheless, it is still a story worth telling. EDIT
Posted Sep 3, 2020