Cinema Axis

Cinema Axis is not a Tomatometer-approved publication. Reviews from this publication only count toward the Tomatometer when written by the following Tomatometer-approved critic(s): Carolyn Mauricette, Courtney Small
Rating Title/Year Author
D+ Men in Black: International (2019) Courtney Small Men in Black: International is akin to looking into a neuralyzer as its blandness makes the film utterly forgettable. EDIT
Posted Jun 14, 2019
A- Rocketman (2019) Courtney Small The result is a magical experience that is as vivacious and fearless as Elton John himself. EDIT
Posted Jun 14, 2019
A Mouthpiece (2018) Courtney Small Mouthpiece is an absorbing, complex and vibrant portrait of the female mind that refuses to be placed into any one box. EDIT
Posted Jun 7, 2019
B Always Be My Maybe (2019) Courtney Small Frankly, the entire ensemble is a treat to watch. It is the performances that elevate the material and provide several laugh out loud moments. EDIT
Posted Jun 1, 2019
B- The Perfection (2018) Courtney Small The Perfection is a symphony of revenge that is brazen, bizarre and oddly satisfying because of its imperfections. EDIT
Posted May 29, 2019
B Before You Know It (2019) Courtney Small Utt and Tullock display wonderful chemistry and are a treat to watch. EDIT
Posted May 23, 2019
B How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World (2019) Courtney Small A fitting finale to an exceptional trilogy EDIT
Posted May 21, 2019
A- John Wick: Chapter 3 -- Parabellum (2019) Courtney Small Stahelski pushes the boundaries of action to exciting new heights. EDIT
Posted May 18, 2019
Night of the Living Deb (2015) Carolyn Mauricette Night of the Living Deb takes the awkward morning after and makes it even more ridiculous with zombies. This indie zombie charmer is definitely one you should see. EDIT
Posted May 16, 2019
Wind Walkers (2015) Carolyn Mauricette Though it does not always succeed in its goal, the cool creature effects and tense emotions are worth checking out. EDIT
Posted May 16, 2019
A Christmas Horror Story (2015) Carolyn Mauricette Watching horror movies at Christmas should be mandatory and the cheesier the better. A Christmas Horror Story has plenty of fun to serve, along with a lot of tongue-in-cheek humour. EDIT
Posted May 16, 2019
Synchronicity (2015) Carolyn Mauricette Synchronicity offers an interesting take on the perils of worm holes, heartbreak and egos. EDIT
Posted May 16, 2019
The Interior (2015) Carolyn Mauricette The Interior is a psychological horror that will take your breath away, especially if you are a fan of David Lynch style weirdness. EDIT
Posted May 16, 2019
Patchwork (2015) Carolyn Mauricette Fully embracing its schlocky tropes, while providing an interesting revenge tale, Patchwork is a Franken-woman movie that will satisfy fans of 80's style campy, and gory, horror. EDIT
Posted May 16, 2019
9/10 Our Time Machine (2019) Chris Shields Depending on the day you've had and the last time you talked to your parents, it's a good idea to keep the Kleenex handy. EDIT
Posted May 16, 2019
Bite (2015) Carolyn Mauricette The film is a creepy, gory, and gooey crowd-pleaser, and yes, I think you all can handle it. EDIT
Posted May 16, 2019
White Raven (2015) Carolyn Mauricette Through its chilling story and sharp performances, White Raven reminds us that man is truly his own worst enemy. EDIT
Posted May 16, 2019
The Forest (2016) Carolyn Mauricette While director Jason Zada's first feature film stayed away from being a carbon copy of standard J-horror fare, it lacked the complexity and substance to hold a seasoned horror fan's attention. EDIT
Posted May 16, 2019
Darling (2015) Carolyn Mauricette Darling is a must-see for those who want a great performance, jarring scares, and a fresh art-house take on classic themes. EDIT
Posted May 16, 2019
Body (2015) Carolyn Mauricette Despite the low-budget and the plotline blips, directors and writers Dan Berk and Robert Olsen were able to stay economical in the film's style, giving us a clean-looking production with their smart use of locations and minimalist sets. EDIT
Posted May 16, 2019
Lights Out (2016) Carolyn Mauricette My overall reaction to the film teetered on the fence between "I kinda liked it" and outright dislike. I actually expected a more out-there story instead of a slightly mushy one about a family in turmoil. EDIT
Posted May 16, 2019
Queen of Spades: The Dark Rite (2015) Carolyn Mauricette Queen of Spades: The Dark Rite is a contemporary Russian horror that is pleasing to the eye and holds up to any North American teen horror franchise. EDIT
Posted May 16, 2019
The Conjuring 2 (2016) Carolyn Mauricette I really enjoyed The Conjuring 2. It's a touch long at 2 hours and 14 minutes, but it starts off with a wonderful bang as we're dropped right into the Amityville fray. The fantastic camera work and creepy scenes sets the tone right away. EDIT
Posted May 16, 2019
Creepy (2016) Carolyn Mauricette With trust, assumptions and gut feelings taking center stage under an uncomfortable microscope, Creepy definitely lives up to its name. EDIT
Posted May 16, 2019
Kill Command (2016) Carolyn Mauricette Despite its straightforward sci-fi narrative, and being made on a miniscule budget, Kill Command is still able to pack in a ton of great effects and tell an overall entertaining story. EDIT
Posted May 16, 2019
Let Her Out (2016) Carolyn Mauricette Let Her Out is a beautiful and disturbing film. The contrasting muted and neon palette combined with sweeping views of Toronto's cityscape creates a clean backdrop for some seriously gross-out gore. EDIT
Posted May 16, 2019
Bed of the Dead (2016) Carolyn Mauricette Those wanting a bit of horror fun will definitely get it with, but there's also a message at the end of the film that, although it seems a little out of place for a horror about a haunted bed, is powerfully executed, timely, and adds some depth... EDIT
Posted May 16, 2019
Seoul Station (2016) Carolyn Mauricette Seoul Station is a must-see prequel, however you'll find more context and invest much more with characters in Yeon's live action film, Train to Busan. EDIT
Posted May 16, 2019
The Void (2016) Carolyn Mauricette If you're looking for answers and a linear plotline, then The Void isn't for you. Go see it for the ominous feel, mysterious characters and the creature effects. And hope for a sequel... EDIT
Posted May 16, 2019
Antibirth (2016) Carolyn Mauricette The bizarre and climactic payoff is well worth it. EDIT
Posted May 16, 2019
Blood Honey (2017) Carolyn Mauricette Blood Honey is the type of eerie, atmospheric thriller that will keep you thinking after the end credits roll. EDIT
Posted May 16, 2019
Awakening the Zodiac (2017) Carolyn Mauricette Awakening the Zodiac might be interesting to check out as late-night TV fare, but the overall film will make you want to seek out other representations of the Zodiac Killer... EDIT
Posted May 16, 2019
City of Tiny Lights (2016) Carolyn Mauricette See City of Tiny Lights for what it does right: updating a classic film style with a person of colour as the lead in a racially diverse setting. EDIT
Posted May 16, 2019
Rabbit (2017) Carolyn Mauricette This film, despite its issues, is not to be missed especially for its atmosphere and performances. EDIT
Posted May 16, 2019
The Villainess (2017) Carolyn Mauricette See The Villainess for some of the craziest stunts and amazing fights, but don't expect an easy ride for plot. EDIT
Posted May 16, 2019
My Friend Dahmer (2017) Carolyn Mauricette Marc Meyers does a fantastic job directing Backderf's intimate account of Jeffery Dahmer early years. His film can be viewed as both a sympathetic look at a troubled youth or a documentation of a prolific murderer... EDIT
Posted May 16, 2019
Eat Locals (2017) Carolyn Mauricette I don't doubt Flemyng is a talented director, I just hope his next film has a better script. EDIT
Posted May 16, 2019
Lowlife (2017) Carolyn Mauricette It's a must-see for its wonderfully original story and equally memorable characters. EDIT
Posted May 16, 2019
Badsville (2017) Carolyn Mauricette Although it may seem to hit familiar notes, Badsville will surprise you with a tender and tragic story amidst a harsh backdrop. EDIT
Posted May 16, 2019
The Unseen (2016) Carolyn Mauricette The Unseen, despite its slightly long running time, makes a noble attempt to meld family drama, classic science fiction and realism into a quite engaging film. See it for the great performances and the cool special effects. EDIT
Posted May 16, 2019
The Inhabitant (El habitante) (2017) Carolyn Mauricette The Inhabitant is a decent watch. Be thankful Amoedo forged out on his own to write and direct a film that combines grief and resilience, crossed with some old-fashioned good versus evil. EDIT
Posted May 16, 2019
Endzeit (2018) Carolyn Mauricette Lush landscapes of the gorgeous German countryside are captured by cinematographer Leah Striker in an ethereal fashion that defies the grunge of a typical zombie film. EDIT
Posted May 16, 2019
The Crescent (2017) Carolyn Mauricette The Crescent is an uncanny and heartfelt spin on grief, death, and letting go of those we've lost. EDIT
Posted May 16, 2019
You Might Be the Killer (2018) Carolyn Mauricette There were some cute moments, but overall, the film was far too broad, and I felt at one point it could better serve as an interactive stage play with its over the top physicality and splatter count. EDIT
Posted May 16, 2019
Tigers Are Not Afraid (2017) Carolyn Mauricette Even though it's extremely sad, Tigers Are Not Afraid is uplifting, reminding us that perseverance in a hopeless situation can make a warrior of the most downtrodden. EDIT
Posted May 16, 2019
Polar (2019) Carolyn Mauricette Polar is almost two hours of sensory overload that attempts to be a slick and gritty thriller but comes off as a brash, cluttered and crude film. EDIT
Posted May 16, 2019
Rampant (2018) Carolyn Mauricette All things considered, for an historical/horror hybrid, Rampant is worth the lengthily buildup and takes you on a fabulous action-filled ride. EDIT
Posted May 16, 2019
C Pokémon Detective Pikachu (2019) Courtney Small Pokémon Detective Pikachu is a fun romp that will delight young kids and Pokémon fans. However, those seeking more substance in their films might want to look elsewhere. EDIT
Posted May 13, 2019
War on Everyone (2016) Courtney Small McDonagh succeeds in crafting an unabashed black comedy that refuses to apologize for its actions. It is a film that will no doubt offend many, but will also have audiences laughing despite themselves. EDIT
Posted May 10, 2019
A- Shadow (2018) Courtney Small Shadow is a gorgeous and inventive martial arts epic which permanently leaves one's jaw on the floor. EDIT
Posted May 10, 2019