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 The Friend (2019) Courtney Small Segel's touching performance really lifts up the film. EDIT
Posted Sep 14, 2019
4/5 () 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 () 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
4.5/5 Apollo 11 (2019) Victor Stiff You may know the details surrounding mankind's first lunar mission, but this film will make you feel the weight of the monumental achievement. EDIT
Posted Mar 1, 2019
4/5 How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World (2019) Victor Stiff This film implores us all to "train our dragons." Especially when those dragons are scary notions such as loss and heartbreak. EDIT
Posted Feb 22, 2019
3/5 At First Light (2018) Victor Stiff At First Light isn't a lousy sci-fi picture; its worst offence is taking up time better spent watching movies that leave lasting impressions. EDIT
Posted Feb 8, 2019
4/5 Vox Lux (2018) Victor Stiff Portman turns in the boldest performance of her career, going big as a Staten Island diva who feels less Lady Gaga than Carmela Soprano. EDIT
Posted Feb 1, 2019
3.5/5 The Kid Who Would Be King (2019) Victor Stiff By wielding the power of the silver screen, Cornish inspires a younger generation to be better than us grown-ups. EDIT
Posted Feb 1, 2019
3/5 Stan & Ollie (2018) Victor Stiff The film flounders as often as it flourishes, but its two leads' standout performances keep it afloat. EDIT
Posted Feb 1, 2019
2.5/5 Into Invisible Light (1970) Victor Stiff Dale's strong performance isn't enough to carry this flawed picture. EDIT
Posted Feb 1, 2019
3.5 Inventing Tomorrow (2018) Courtney Small Nix's film does a better job of raising the environmental stakes and overall sense of urgency. EDIT
Posted Jan 17, 2019
4/5 Respeto (2017) Courtney Small a captivating look at the bonds that bring people together, and the dangerous politics that rip communities apart. EDIT
Posted Jan 15, 2019