Phindie

Phindie is not a Tomatometer-approved publication. Reviews from this publication only count toward the Tomatometer® when written by the following Tomatometer-approved critic(s): Angela L. Harmon, Dan Scully
Rating Title/Year Author
Sacrifice (2021) Dan Scully Takes its time getting to the scary stuff, but uses that time to ratchet up the dread in a big way, leading to a surprising finale that chills to the bone. EDIT
Posted Feb 20, 2021
Greenland (2020) Dan Scully It's a silly script, but it's most definitely not stupid. Respect. EDIT
Posted Feb 15, 2021
Bliss (2021) Dan Scully The film seems so in love with its perceived cleverness that it is blind to how sloppily it tells its story. EDIT
Posted Feb 8, 2021
The Little Things (2021) Dan Scully Despite all of its problems, I very much enjoyed the film. EDIT
Posted Jan 28, 2021
PG: Psycho Goreman (2020) Dan Scully A film that is as crass and goofy as it is touching EDIT
Posted Jan 19, 2021
One Night in Miami (2020) Dan Scully Showcases a wealth of talents both in front of and behind the camera. EDIT
Posted Jan 19, 2021
Wonder Woman 1984 (2020) Dan Scully Exactly what I needed during this atypical holiday season. EDIT
Posted Dec 23, 2020
News of the World (2020) Dan Scully Tom Hanks has almost completed his transformation into Robert Forster, which is nice given the Robert Forster shaped hole in the universe right now. EDIT
Posted Dec 21, 2020
Promising Young Woman (2020) Dan Scully A fearless, angry movie, the likes of which we rarely see anymore. EDIT
Posted Dec 21, 2020
Vanguard (2020) Dan Scully The time I spent with Vanguard was not wasted time, but I'd be lying if I said it were a good movie. EDIT
Posted Nov 18, 2020
Freaky (2020) Dan Scully The comedy is mostly quite funny, and largely based in character rather than gags, and the horror elements are delightfully gruesome. EDIT
Posted Nov 13, 2020
Zappa (2020) Dan Scully A document that feels like it was created by Zappa himself. EDIT
Posted Nov 8, 2020
The Killing of Two Lovers (2020) Dan Scully Keeps things at a rolling boil for the entirety of its 85 minutes, not a single one of which is wasted. EDIT
Posted Nov 8, 2020
Digger (2020) Dan Scully So rare is it for a film to land on 'it's complicated,' and how lovely it is when it does. EDIT
Posted Nov 8, 2020
Night of the Kings (2020) Dan Scully I've never seen anything like it. EDIT
Posted Nov 8, 2020
MLK/FBI (2020) Dan Scully Succeeds at undercutting all of the efforts of the FBI in that it reminds us that Dr. King, warts and all, was a human being. EDIT
Posted Nov 8, 2020
I'm Your Woman (2020) Dan Scully Sometimes chilling, sometimes hilarious, but always powerfully realistic and human, even in a story that benefits from a heightened aesthetic. EDIT
Posted Nov 2, 2020
Come True (2020) Dan Scully The dreamy visuals are sensual and chilling, with moments that lean into abject terror in ways I've never seen before. EDIT
Posted Nov 2, 2020
Sound of Metal (2019) Dan Scully Beautifully applies the talents of one of the best actors working today. EDIT
Posted Nov 2, 2020
Gunda (2020) Dan Scully Not an ounce of it occurs on a factory farm, but respect is paid to the idea that these animals are, to a degree, servants to humanity. EDIT
Posted Nov 2, 2020
Kubrick (2008) Dan Scully Film nerds will certainly bask in hearing Kubrick's own voice as he speaks on his creative process, while newbies will likely emerge with an eye to seek out Kubrick's work. EDIT
Posted Nov 1, 2020
Jumbo (2020) Dan Scully It's a quirky film to be sure, but one that never feels twee. It's honest, light, and quite artful to look at. EDIT
Posted Nov 1, 2020
Come Play (2020) Dan Scully There's a lot to like about this expansion - a creepy monster, a touching family story - but a lot of what happens feels like filler. EDIT
Posted Oct 31, 2020
Nuevo Orden (2020) Dan Scully This movie is going to upset a lot of people. Good. EDIT
Posted Oct 27, 2020
Apples (2020) Dan Scully It's a mostly quiet tale, carried by the human performances and minimalist plot, elevated by a handful of delicious ambiguities left behind when the credits roll. EDIT
Posted Oct 27, 2020
White Lie (2019) Dan Scully I found myself rooting for her to complete her ruse, while also begging the powers that be to let her get caught. It's this dichotomous characterization that gives the film its lasting power. EDIT
Posted Oct 27, 2020
Borat Subsequent Moviefilm (2020) Dan Scully What is it about politics that attracts creeps? Dunno, but it also attracts people so damn clueless that they can be exposed by Borat. You love to see it. EDIT
Posted Oct 23, 2020
Occupants (2015) Dan Scully With a bigger budget, this concept could be turned into a much more compelling, terrifying movie, but here in this universe, it is what it is. EDIT
Posted Oct 1, 2020
The Nest (2020) Dan Scully It's incredibly watchable, even as it grows increasingly hard to watch. EDIT
Posted Sep 19, 2020
I'm Thinking of Ending Things (2020) Dan Scully I'm Thinking of Ending Things is a really good novel that has been made into a really great movie. EDIT
Posted Sep 9, 2020
Sputnik (2020) Dan Scully A crafty sci-fi thriller that fans of the genre will certainly find compelling. EDIT
Posted Aug 12, 2020
Relic (2020) Dan Scully One gets the sense that James has firsthand experience dealing with the mental decline of a loved one. EDIT
Posted Jul 7, 2020
You Should Have Left (2020) Dan Scully The phrase 'Kevin Turkey Bacon' comes to mind. EDIT
Posted Jun 22, 2020
7500 (2019) Dan Scully While the absence of any real world commentary may sink the film for people who require such things in a post-9/11 world, those chasing an exciting, workmanlike flick will not be disappointed. EDIT
Posted Jun 22, 2020
Babyteeth (2019) Dan Scully An A-rate tale of flawed, kindhearted humans doing their best to be as good as they possibly can. EDIT
Posted Jun 22, 2020
Shred America (2018) Dan Scully Anyone who has ever enjoyed a skate video will find that same renegade passion on display here EDIT
Posted Jun 12, 2020
The King of Staten Island (2020) Dan Scully Overall, I was pleasantly surprised by this moving tale of a delayed coming of age. EDIT
Posted Jun 12, 2020
The Trip to Greece (2020) Dan Scully This final entry feels a bit flatter than its predecessors; a bit perfunctory. EDIT
Posted May 30, 2020
The Wretched (2019) Dan Scully All in all, The Wretched is a mostly effective thriller whose biggest sin is how frustratingly close it comes to clearing the bar. EDIT
Posted May 9, 2020
The Vast of Night (2019) Dan Scully The joy of discovering something that uses my favorite medium to its fullest potential, even in absence of a heavy budget, is unmatched. EDIT
Posted Mar 27, 2020
Blow the Man Down (2019) Dan Scully An exciting film from a duo of filmmakers who I will surely be watching out for. EDIT
Posted Mar 27, 2020
The Hunt (2020) Dan Scully Above all dumb political concerns, this is a "humans being hunted" movie, and it's a pretty good one. EDIT
Posted Mar 14, 2020
Birds of Prey (and the Fantabulous Emancipation of One Harley Quinn) (2020) Dan Scully While it can feel a bit unwieldy as it bounces around willy nilly, the film remains so effortlessly entertaining that it's easy to dismiss such things. EDIT
Posted Feb 9, 2020
The Gentlemen (2020) Dan Scully Do we really want deep thematic resonance in the middle of a film that features Colin Farrell in a tracksuit squirting sandwich spread into the eyes of surly teenagers? EDIT
Posted Jan 24, 2020
Breathe (2014) Angela L. Harmon Breathe is so adept at restraint, it even knows how to use silence to its advantage. It's a film that actually allows itself to breathe. EDIT
Posted Dec 10, 2019
Ex Machina (2015) Angela L. Harmon Garland's finest achievement may be his old-fashioned faith in science-fiction as an engine for profound parables about the state of humanity. EDIT
Posted Dec 10, 2019
True Story (2015) Angela L. Harmon After the title is shown, the movie begins an unfortunate, gradual, steady decline. EDIT
Posted Dec 10, 2019
It Follows (2014) Angela L. Harmon So many people are being moved to think and feel things that this movie doesn't actually provide, which is usually a good thing. It just didn't happen for me. EDIT
Posted Dec 10, 2019
() Angela L. Harmon The film is most impressed by the subjects' proximity to history, which results in an exercise of empty nostalgia at the expense of a story. EDIT
Posted Oct 30, 2019
Harriet (2019) Angela L. Harmon No non-white person gets the historical biopic treatment free from hitting that deep, shared national nerve at their own expense. But that's why you've never seen a movie like Harriet. EDIT
Posted Oct 30, 2019