Cinapse

Cinapse 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 Tabor, Ed Travis
Rating Title/Year Author
The Mercenary (2019) Ed Travis Vandenberg and Johnson bring their ace action skills to the table and provide some really strong hand-to-hand and gun battles. It's what you come to a movie called The Mercenary for. EDIT
Posted Feb 14, 2020
Le petit soldat (1963) Ed Travis Like French audiences who received the film years after the fact, perhaps I just lacked the context needed to connect with Bruno's philosophizing, but it was ultimately a tough watch for me. EDIT
Posted Feb 14, 2020
Horse Girl (2020) Dan Tabor Worth it for Brie's emotionally charged exploration of this character that takes the actress known more for her comedic chops to some pretty bleak places. EDIT
Posted Feb 7, 2020
Leap of Faith (2019) Dan Tabor Not influenced by ego or career, Friedkin is sincere and matter of fact as he gives the definitive oral history of one of the scariest films ever made. EDIT
Posted Feb 5, 2020
The Grudge (2020) Dan Tabor The Grudge isn't great but it's not terrible either, the makings of a good film is there just below the surface, only it feels incomplete. EDIT
Posted Jan 10, 2020
El hoyo (2019) Dan Tabor Thanks to its shocking and cerebral nature, is sure to be a new genre standard. EDIT
Posted Dec 31, 2019
Color Out of Space (2019) Dan Tabor Color Out of Space is a slow controlled descent into madness that enraptures the viewer with its nihilistic glow. EDIT
Posted Dec 31, 2019
I Spit on Your Grave: Deja Vu (2019) Dan Tabor Zarchi delivers a brutal gut-wrenching sequel that is bound to be divisive among fans, but genuinely feels like the only way to continue this story while being true to original. EDIT
Posted Dec 31, 2019
Girls With Balls (2018) Dan Tabor The horror comedy is probably one of the hardest nuts to crack, and I feel like Afonso and his ensemble of badass ladies nailed it here, delivering the laughs and gore heaping portions. EDIT
Posted Dec 31, 2019
Cats (2019) Dan Tabor The longer I watched this two hour cinematic car crash, I could begin to see inspired shards of a what could have been a masterpiece in the twisted carnage flickering in that darkened theater. EDIT
Posted Dec 31, 2019
Mr. Nice Guy (1997) Ed Travis Sammo Hung's original cut of Mr. Nice Guy, as brought to us in this new Blu-ray release, is actually quite delightful, and illustrative of peak Jackie Chan/Sammo Hung collaborations. EDIT
Posted Dec 21, 2019
Ip Man 4: The Finale (2019) Ed Travis Ip Man 4: The Finale concludes a stellar series of kung fu dramas with a satisfying final chapter. EDIT
Posted Dec 21, 2019
6 Underground (2019) Ed Travis Filmmaker Michael Bay, known for excess and imagery above all else, delivers his signature brand of sophomoric spectacle with 6 Underground. EDIT
Posted Dec 12, 2019
Someone Behind the Door (1971) Ed Travis [Charles] Bronson truly surprises as a blank slate amnesiac known only as The Stranger, confused and malleable to the sick whims of [Anthony] Perkins' Dr. Laurence Jeffries. EDIT
Posted Nov 16, 2019
Honor Among Thieves (1968) Ed Travis Bronson and Delon truly spark against one another as clashing mercenary soldiers stuck together through a twisting and turning bank heist EDIT
Posted Nov 16, 2019
The Thing (2011) Ed Travis I've come to outright enjoy [The Thing] as a love letter to [John] Carpenter's film and a thrilling companion piece to that unblemished masterpiece. EDIT
Posted Nov 13, 2019
Showdown (1993) Ed Travis It's a C-list film inspired by A-list tropes and will totally get your blood pumping if you recognize any of the names or films referenced here. EDIT
Posted Nov 2, 2019
My Samurai (1993) Ed Travis There's enough silliness and colorful flourishes to recommend My Samurai to those who love a good Karate Kid knockoff or a frivolous martial arts romp. EDIT
Posted Nov 2, 2019
Red Heat (1988) Ed Travis Arnold's introductory sequence in the bathhouse is a stellar action set piece, and the mega-sized bus-chicken car chase / final showdown is simply unhinged 1980s action filmmaking excessive glory at its finest. EDIT
Posted Nov 2, 2019
Light of My Life (2019) Ed Travis I couldn't help but empathize deeply with our characters' plight and get extremely emotionally invested in their journey. EDIT
Posted Oct 8, 2019
The Gangster, the Cop, the Devil (2019) Ed Travis The hook here - the interplay between our three leads and the twists, action, and humor that can be wrung from it-- is the end all and be all of The Gangster, The Cop, The Devil. It's designed to entertain you, and it does a great job at that. EDIT
Posted Oct 3, 2019
Knives Out (2019) Ed Travis The various ways in which [Rian] Johnson keeps you guessing feel fresh and new even in a dusty genre that's been selling airport paperbacks since before there were airports EDIT
Posted Sep 29, 2019
Dolemite Is My Name (2019) Ed Travis Eddie Murphy brings his career best game to the role of dreamer, entertainer, and entrepreneur Rudy Ray Moore in Dolemite Is My Name. EDIT
Posted Sep 23, 2019
Tammy and the T-Rex: Gore Cut (2019) Ed Travis The cult entertainment level of Tammy And The T-Rex is simply off the charts. EDIT
Posted Sep 22, 2019
Sweetheart (2019) Ed Travis Sweetheart doles out just enough mystery to keep the creature (and Jenn) intriguing and ultimately ratchets up to a highly satisfying confrontation between woman and beast. EDIT
Posted Sep 22, 2019
VFW (2019) Ed Travis Assault On Precinct 13 for the opioid crisis era... Its greatest accomplishment is in being a love letter to its cast, but also to its characters EDIT
Posted Sep 22, 2019
Fast & Furious Presents: Hobbs & Shaw (2019) Ed Travis ...none of it feels full without the rest of The Family along for the ride. EDIT
Posted Aug 1, 2019
Black Moon Rising (1986) Ed Travis It's probably never much more than the sum of its curious parts, but ultimately does result in an enjoyable ride. EDIT
Posted Jul 12, 2019
Stuber (2019) Ed Travis Eliciting gut busting laughter through all three acts, as well as glorious R-rated gore and action, Stuber is everything you could possibly dream of from a modern action-comedy. EDIT
Posted Jul 12, 2019
Escape Plan: The Extractors (2019) Ed Travis Escape Plan: The Extractors feels more like a collection of decent action beats and a showcase for a few actors while simply being a paycheck for a few others. EDIT
Posted Jul 5, 2019
The Head Hunter (2018) Ed Travis With somewhere around 100 words spoken in the entire duration of the film, and just about as many gallons of blood spilled, The Head Hunter is the truest form of lean and mean cinema. EDIT
Posted Jul 5, 2019
Hai Phuong (2019) Ed Travis This is one of the best action films of 2019. EDIT
Posted Jul 5, 2019
Double Impact (1991) Ed Travis The film is a brisk 110 minutes long. If you tabulate all of the awesomery that occurs during that runtime, Double Impact's excellence simply cannot be disproven. EDIT
Posted Jun 22, 2019
The Silent Partner (1978) Ed Travis One of the greatest thrillers I've ever seen: it forces us to reckon with matters of conscience, morality, and our nascent capability to go down dark paths at the blink of an eye. EDIT
Posted Jun 22, 2019
Abduction (2019) Ed Travis Slight and silly, but ultimately satisfying, Abduction delivers what action/sci-fi fans are looking for EDIT
Posted Jun 22, 2019
Avengement (2019) Ed Travis Avengement is... a streamlined monster giving Adkins a ferocious role to sink his teeth into and gnaw on until the bone is showing. EDIT
Posted May 17, 2019
John Wick: Chapter 3 -- Parabellum (2019) Ed Travis The John Wick films are the premiere action franchise on the planet right now. EDIT
Posted May 12, 2019
Jackie Chan's Police Story 2 (1988) Ed Travis Police Story 2 saves a lot of the action for the third act, and that third act is a doozy EDIT
Posted May 7, 2019
Police Story (1985) Ed Travis As writer/director/star/stunt coordinator, Chan secured legend status right here before our very eyes with Police Story. EDIT
Posted May 7, 2019
The Truth (1960) Ed Travis We've all known a Dominique, or been one ourselves, and Clouzot wrings much humanity out of this tragedy. EDIT
Posted Mar 18, 2019
Triple Threat (2019) Ed Travis Director Jesse V. Johnson, choreographer Tim Man, and all the stars of Triple Threat are truly showcasing their amazing skill sets in this movie and it's a pure joy to see them all kicking ass together on the same screen. EDIT
Posted Mar 18, 2019
Booksmart (2019) Ed Travis A raunch fest that pulls no punches and gives us all hope that boundary pushing comedy need not include hate or regressive ideas to be absolutely hysterical. EDIT
Posted Mar 14, 2019
The Art of Self-Defense (2019) Ed Travis The Art Of Self Defense will handily rank among the best films of SXSW 2019. EDIT
Posted Mar 14, 2019
Mickey and the Bear (2019) Ed Travis Part coming of age tale, part character study, and part addiction/PTSD narrative, [Annabelle] Attanacio taps into a messy and authentically human space with Mickey and the Bear. EDIT
Posted Mar 14, 2019
Run This Town (2019) Ed Travis The film makes sure to remain thrilling and somewhat unpredictable, even though the final chapter of Mayor Ford's story is well known to us. EDIT
Posted Mar 14, 2019
Firewalker (1986) Ed Travis a derivative film that feels slapped together and packaged for quick sale. But that doesn't mean I didn't have a blast watching it. EDIT
Posted Mar 1, 2019
Escape From New York (1981) Ed Travis Escape From New York fires on every cylinder. It has a killer concept, iconic characters, legendary art design and musical score... EDIT
Posted Mar 1, 2019
Skin Trade (2014) Ed Travis If you don't go into it hoping for a revolutionary film, you will find a bunch of fun fights between some of your favorite action icons EDIT
Posted Mar 1, 2019
Avengers: Age of Ultron (2015) Ed Travis For every moment of disconnect and excess, there's a humanizing moment, a hilarious exchange, or a team up crowd pleaser EDIT
Posted Mar 1, 2019
A Girl Walks Home Alone at Night (2014) Ed Travis Writer/director Ana Lily Amirpour makes A Girl Walks Home Alone At Night feel effortless and almost even inevitable. Not to mention as cool as anything has been since Pulp Fiction hit. EDIT
Posted Mar 1, 2019