In The Seats

In The Seats is not a Tomatometer-approved publication. Reviews from this publication only count toward the Tomatometer® when written by the following Tomatometer-approved critic(s): Courtney Small, Victor Stiff
Rating Title/Year Author
3.5/5 The Pickup Game (2019) Victor Stiff The film lays out how pickup instructors prey on desperate men, and charge exorbitant prices for classes, books, and one on one sessions. EDIT
Posted Apr 3, 2020
Lie Exposed (2020) Victor Stiff At times, Lie Exposed comes across like a more coherent version of the Terrence Malick formula.Expect time-jumping, voice-over, and plenty of navel-gazing. EDIT
Posted Mar 13, 2020
3.5/5 Born in Evin (2019) Courtney Small As Zaree slowly chips away at the wall of silence that has become an inherent part of Iranian culture, an intriguing tale of perseverance unfolds. EDIT
Posted Jan 31, 2020
3.5/5 Frankie (2019) Victor Stiff With a cast like Frankie's and a filmmaker as attentive as Sachs, it would take a lot to derail this sophisticated character study. EDIT
Posted Nov 20, 2019
3/5 Zombieland: Double Tap (2019) Victor Stiff Although I enjoyed Zombieland ... I'm ready to jump ship. I have little patience for the series' mean characters, exhausted themes, and irreverent humour. EDIT
Posted Oct 18, 2019
2/5 Harpoon (2019) Victor Stiff This flaccid picture lacks the muscle needed to succeed as a horror or a comedy. EDIT
Posted Oct 18, 2019
3.5/5 Where's My Roy Cohn? (2019) Victor Stiff Tyrnauer's well-researched film does an excellent job explaining how this man behaved like a soulless ghoul. But the way the filmmaker goes about doing so feels rote. EDIT
Posted Oct 18, 2019
3/5 The Addams Family (2019) Courtney Small There is enough humour in this cute comedy to have even the most jaded individual snapping their fingers in harmony with The Addams Family. EDIT
Posted Oct 12, 2019
3/5 Sometimes Always Never (2018) Courtney Small Sometimes Always Never may take its title from the rules a man must follow when buttoning up a suit jacket, but the rules of grief are not so clear. EDIT
Posted Oct 5, 2019
3/5 Our Friend (2019) Courtney Small Segel's touching performance really lifts up the film. EDIT
Posted Sep 14, 2019
4/5 Knuckle City (2019) Courtney Small Bathed in a sea of poverty and corruption, Knuckle City challenges traditional notions of masculinity to expose how toxic and destructive it is. EDIT
Posted Sep 12, 2019
3/5 Military Wives (2019) Courtney Small While Military Wives' plot sings to a very familiar tune, the film is still a crowd-pleaser. EDIT
Posted Sep 12, 2019
2/5 The Angry Birds Movie 2 (2019) Courtney Small Take away the advertising of The Angry Birds brand and one quickly realizes that these reheated birds lack seasoning. EDIT
Posted Sep 1, 2019
2/5 Cold Case Hammarskjöld (2019) Victor Stiff At over two hours, the film takes its time arriving at its bombshell conclusion. But by the time it gets there, Brügger's credibility has run its course. EDIT
Posted Aug 22, 2019
3.5/5 Mike Wallace Is Here (2019) Victor Stiff Wallace's role was to speak truth to power, and it came at the expense of being liked. And by the end of Mike Wallace Is Here, you get that he wouldn't have it any other way. EDIT
Posted Aug 9, 2019
4/5 Dora and the Lost City of Gold (2019) Courtney Small Taking cues from everything from Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade to National Treasure, Dora and the Lost City of Gold is an immensely satisfying adventure. EDIT
Posted Aug 7, 2019
4/5 David Crosby: Remember My Name (2019) Victor Stiff A candid story about love, regret, and of course, great music. EDIT
Posted Aug 6, 2019
3/5 Mile 22 (2018) Victor Stiff Berg delivers a relentless assault on your eyes, ears, and your endurance. EDIT
Posted Jul 25, 2019
3.5/5 Alpha (2018) Victor Stiff Hughes just delivered the type of gripping original movie we pine for whenever a new Transformers flick steamrolls through multiplexes EDIT
Posted Jul 25, 2019
1.5 Little Italy (2018) Victor Stiff [Little Italy's] sitcomy performances, reductive themes, and problematic humour, are 10-years too late. EDIT
Posted Jul 25, 2019
3.5/5 Papillon (2017) Victor Stiff Although Papillon drags in places, the intense action and gruesome violence provide enough oomph to jolt you back into the moment. EDIT
Posted Jul 25, 2019
4.5/5 Once Upon a Time... In Hollywood (2019) Victor Stiff A wistful tale of a golden era's final days. The filmmaker reminisces over classic Hollywood while detailing the tides of change that swept it away. EDIT
Posted Jul 25, 2019
4/5 Searching (2018) Victor Stiff Chaganty combines our primal fears with our internet-based anxieties to deliver one hell of a potboiler. EDIT
Posted Jul 25, 2019
3.5/5 Juliet, Naked (2018) Victor Stiff It's hard not to root for Byrne, Hawke, and O'Dowd, who are all delightful, in a "rom-com" that's more subversive than it appears. EDIT
Posted Jul 25, 2019
4/5 Toni Morrison: The Pieces I Am (2019) Victor Stiff You know you've made it when Oprah Winfrey descends from Mount Goddess to sit down and gush over you in a documentary. EDIT
Posted Jul 19, 2019
3.5/5 Maiden (2018) Victor Stiff Alex Holmes' inspiring film offers one more example of how a dream only seems impossible until someone comes along and makes it a reality. EDIT
Posted Jul 19, 2019
3.5/5 Dogman (2018) Victor Stiff At its core, this film is about bullies, and the ways people cave to their will and normalize their behaviour. EDIT
Posted Jun 25, 2019
3.5/5 The Souvenir (2019) Victor Stiff Hogg's film offers a breakout performance, layers of rich themes to unpack, and production design that transports you. EDIT
Posted Jun 15, 2019
2.5/5 Peterloo (2018) Victor Stiff The issue is that the people in this movie don't feel like human beings; they're walking talking Wikipedia entries. EDIT
Posted Jun 15, 2019
3.5/5 The Wife (2017) Victor Stiff What stands out in The Wife is how easily society downplays womens' talents, stifles their creative voices, and nudges them into subservient roles. EDIT
Posted May 7, 2019
3.5/5 Colette (2018) Victor Stiff Westmoreland makes it painfully clear that we still struggle with the same issues Colette faced 130 years ago. EDIT
Posted May 7, 2019
3/5 Night School (2018) Victor Stiff This silly film doesn't gloss over the embarrassment that comes with learning challenges, and the commitment required to overcome this adversity. EDIT
Posted May 7, 2019
4/5 Private Life (2018) Victor Stiff [Private Life] gets by with rich characters, moving themes, and world-class performances. Each extra minute spent in the Grimes' absorbing world is time to be thankful for. EDIT
Posted May 7, 2019
3/5 American Chaos (2018) Victor Stiff ... 2018's news cycle blazes ahead at such a breakneck pace that Sterns doc would be behind the times if it dropped a year ago. EDIT
Posted May 7, 2019
4/5 Satan's Slaves (2017) Victor Stiff If you enjoy The Conjuring series' style of scares than you'll feel right at home with this wild nightmare machine. EDIT
Posted May 6, 2019
3/5 Goosebumps 2: Haunted Halloween (2018) Victor Stiff Director Ari Sandel crafts a tale unsettling enough to push kids out of their comfort zones, but not scary enough to ruin their chances of a nightmare-free sleep. EDIT
Posted May 6, 2019
3.5/5 Sharkwater Extinction (2018) Victor Stiff The film has a globe-trotting secret agent vibe; James Bond reimagined as mellow Canadian. When it comes to documentary footage, real life rarely looks so thrilling. EDIT
Posted May 6, 2019
3.5/5 Beautiful Boy (2018) Victor Stiff It's strange to say about a story so wrought with emotion, but Beautiful Boy lacks soul. EDIT
Posted May 6, 2019
3.5/5 The Happy Prince (2018) Victor Stiff The Happy Prince says that love, friendship, and strength of character are the only currencies that matter in life's fickle economy. EDIT
Posted May 6, 2019
4/5 What They Had (2018) Victor Stiff Chomko transforms what could be a formulaic tear-jerker into a bittersweet family drama loaded with dark humour, poignant insights, and outstanding performances. EDIT
Posted May 6, 2019
4/5 Science Fair (2018) Victor Stiff Science Fair is the perfect remedy for those suffering from 2018's anti-intellectual crisis. EDIT
Posted May 6, 2019
2.5/5 Red Joan (2018) Victor Stiff Red Joan looks the part of a prestige picture, but it's actually a hollow mimic that lacks soul. EDIT
Posted May 6, 2019
2.5/5 The Public (2018) Victor Stiff The Public's large cast of charismatic actors help mask many of the film's flaws, and its finger-wagging themes make it a great conversation starter. EDIT
Posted Apr 30, 2019
3.5/5 Honeyland (2019) Courtney Small Equally captivating and heartbreaking Honeyland is a bittersweet film. EDIT
Posted Apr 23, 2019
3.5/5 The Brink (2019) Victor Stiff Bannon believes no press is bad press, and the movie gives him one more platform to preach to his choir or convert those on the fence. EDIT
Posted Apr 13, 2019
3.5/5 Dumbo (2019) Victor Stiff Dumbo isn't a perfect movie, but its pros outweigh its cons. Burton updates the material with powerful eco-conscious themes and a scientifically-minded heroine. EDIT
Posted Mar 29, 2019
3/5 The Hummingbird Project (2018) Victor Stiff The plot is so outlandish you would swear it's based on a true story. EDIT
Posted Mar 23, 2019
4.5/5 Us (2019) Victor Stiff Us is a terrifying thriller that is wickedly funny and jam-packed with striking visuals. EDIT
Posted Mar 22, 2019
3.5/5 Wonder Park (2019) Victor Stiff Most films dish out an instant remedy, but Wonder Park teaches the value of grief. Most importantly, it tells us that sadness doesn't always go away, and that's alright too. EDIT
Posted Mar 15, 2019
3/5 Captain Marvel (2019) Victor Stiff With each phase of Marvel movies growing in scope and complexity, it's unfathomable that Captain Marvel is a step backwards for the MCU. EDIT
Posted Mar 8, 2019