Scriptophobic

Scriptophobic is not a Tomatometer-approved publication. Reviews from this publication only count toward the Tomatometer® when written by the following Tomatometer-approved critic(s): C.H. Newell
Rating Title/Year Author
4/5 Dreamland (2019) C.H. Newell Funny, strange, and violent. Less like a linear screenplay than it is a mood board full of sociopolitical resistance and grim, hilarious satire. EDIT
Posted Jun 10, 2020
3/5 () C.H. Newell A lot of wasted potential, despite being well acted, but underneath is buried an important, timely interrogation of American whiteness and morality. EDIT
Posted May 4, 2020
Citizen X (1995) C.H. Newell A film like Citizen X works to make the killing and the gruesome details of serial murder the least entertaining element of its story and plot. EDIT
Posted May 30, 2019
Zodiac (2007) C.H. Newell If Fincher wasn't so adamant that his film was a totally factual representation of the case, Zodiac would be a far better piece of fictionalised history. EDIT
Posted May 13, 2019
The Chaser (2008) C.H. Newell The Chaser's screenplay makes its aim the revelation of social conditions which allowed these crimes, and others like it, to occur. EDIT
Posted May 6, 2019
Monster (2003) C.H. Newell Jenkins's Monster tells the story of victimisation and re-victimisation through Aileen Wuornos. EDIT
Posted May 6, 2019
Henry: Portrait of a Serial Killer (1986) C.H. Newell Combining raw realism and commentary on violent media, McNaughton closes the gap between fictional slasher horror. EDIT
Posted May 6, 2019
Angst (1983) C.H. Newell Angst is a relentless spectacle of chaos and violence with purpose at its core. EDIT
Posted May 6, 2019
4.5/5 Day of Wrath (1943) C.H. Newell Explores the jaded days of witch hunts, while plumbing the depths as a direct parallel for Nazi power and the plight of Jewish people during the latter days of World War II. EDIT
Posted May 5, 2019
The Riverman (2004) C.H. Newell Like a feature film-length version of the famous Friedrich Nietzsche quote: "He who fights with monsters should be careful lest he thereby become a monster." EDIT
Posted May 2, 2019
Black Fly (2014) C.H. Newell Although Black Fly diverges greatly from its true crime source, the screenplay's perspective remains a character study of the real Noel Winters's explosive violence. EDIT
Posted May 1, 2019
I, Olga Hepnarová (2016) C.H. Newell Kazda and Weinreb offer a humanistic approach to the life of an abused, damaged, and tragic woman, whose actions were despicable, but whose existence was torturous. EDIT
Posted Apr 27, 2019
The Clovehitch Killer (2018) C.H. Newell It's rare for a film to simultaneously be an excellent ride and also frustrating in how it chooses to channel its inspirations. EDIT
Posted Apr 27, 2019