This is Film

This is Film is not a Tomatometer-approved publication. Reviews from this publication only count toward the Tomatometer when written by the following Tomatometer-approved critic(s): Peter Gray
Rating Title/Year Author
Brightburn (2019) Peter Gray [David] Yarovesky's bloody excursion could very well be the antidote audiences need for the current influx of superhero tales the cinema seems so intent on churning out. EDIT
Posted May 23, 2019
The Hustle (2019) Peter Gray Could swindle a few dollars out of its unsuspecting viewers but its attempt to win big comes up a bust as we've ultimately seen all these tricks before. EDIT
Posted May 8, 2019
All Is True (2018) Peter Gray A human drama that consistently flickers before silently exploding with a passionate angst that drives home Shakespeare's tormented soul. EDIT
Posted May 7, 2019
Tomb Raider (2018) Peter Gray A perfectly serviceable actioner that adheres to simplicity and works off the charisma of [Alicia] Vikander EDIT
Posted May 3, 2019
Blockers (2018) Peter Gray This is a big crowd pleasing comedy that subtly breaks convention in its treatment of women whilst preserving its mainstream mentality to keep audiences at bay. EDIT
Posted May 3, 2019
A Quiet Place (2018) Peter Gray Just as much a tale of family resilience as it is a survivalist horror film, A Quiet Place is masterful genre filmmaking that soars leaps and bounds above expectation. EDIT
Posted May 3, 2019
Blumhouse's Truth or Dare (2018) Peter Gray Truth or Dare attempts to amp up the tension with its elaborate sequences revolving around the dares, but the nasty spirit of the film isn't embraced wholeheartedly enough for it to be successful, instead leaving us tittering rather than terrified. EDIT
Posted May 3, 2019
Rampage (2018) Peter Gray Rampage was never going to be a movie one would take seriously, and director [Brad] Peyton and the unstoppable charisma that is the [Dwayne] Johnson know their brand and how to work it accordingly. EDIT
Posted May 3, 2019
I Feel Pretty (2018) Peter Gray You've already made up your mind on whether or not I Feel Pretty is a cinematic choice for yourself, and I garner a personal opinion on [Amy] Schumer is the deciding factor; her usual sex-heavy, gross-out shtick is nowhere to be seen here though. EDIT
Posted May 3, 2019
Unsane (2018) Peter Gray Fans of experimentive cinema and quality thrillers would best be doing themselves a favour by seeking it out, if not for anything other than Foy's deeply devoted performance. EDIT
Posted May 3, 2019
Chappaquiddick (2017) Peter Gray Whilst perhaps too low-key a title to garner major traction, Chappaquiddick is nonetheless an intriguing-enough drama detailing a rather daring subject. EDIT
Posted May 3, 2019
The Leisure Seeker (2017) Peter Gray Never rises above the mediocrity and predictability it so frustratingly presents to us. EDIT
Posted May 3, 2019
Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom (2018) Peter Gray This overlong next chapter in the Jurassic franchise is unable to overcome its own wild ideas and buries itself underneath near-comical melodrama. EDIT
Posted May 3, 2019
Ant-Man and The Wasp (2018) Peter Gray Like the original film, [Paul] Rudd's boyish charm takes Ant-Man and the Wasp further than it should go, and he's an absolute delight to watch as Marvel's most incompetent hero. EDIT
Posted May 3, 2019
Mission: Impossible -- Fallout (2018) Peter Gray [Christopher McQuarrie] clearly knows how to juggle the extremities of the genre, and whilst he is working with a story that is rife with obstacles, he never lets it get the best of him. EDIT
Posted May 3, 2019
BlacKkKlansman (2018) Peter Gray You may not enjoy what you see but I'll be damned if it doesn't stay with you regardless. EDIT
Posted May 3, 2019
A Beautiful Day (2017) Peter Gray One of those film ventures that takes you by complete surprise as it gut punches you with both stirring emotion and graphic intensity. EDIT
Posted May 3, 2019
Christopher Robin (2018) Peter Gray Harmless, tame filmmaking that serves as a loving reminder of how tender the genre can be presented. EDIT
Posted May 2, 2019
Johnny English Strikes Again (2018) Peter Gray Should appeal to the older generation fond of uncomplicated comedy and, perhaps, introduce younger crowds to the effects of humour that doesn't rely on unnecessary crudeness to land a giggle. EDIT
Posted May 2, 2019
Smallfoot (2018) Peter Gray When we've all been spoiled prior with clever animation that mixes wit and whimsy with such ease, a product like Smallfoot can't help but feel a little ordinary. EDIT
Posted May 2, 2019
Night School (2018) Peter Gray Could've been a more consistently enjoyable comedy as opposed to the hit and often miss product it ultimately plays out as. EDIT
Posted May 1, 2019
Hunter Killer (2018) Peter Gray More invested in setting up nonsensical action sequences and genre-specific pro-America Oohrah than constructing a story that makes a lick of sense. EDIT
Posted May 1, 2019
The Nutcracker and the Four Realms (2018) Peter Gray A fractured product that it's more disappointing than disaster. EDIT
Posted May 1, 2019
Creed II (2018) Peter Gray That rare sequel that holds its own both in comparison to its predecessor and on its own accord. EDIT
Posted May 1, 2019
Second Act (2018) Peter Gray Fans of Lopez and this type of makeover comedy are sure to respond positively to Peter Segal's amusing, if cautious film. EDIT
Posted May 1, 2019
Once Upon a Deadpool (2018) Peter Gray An unfortunately unnecessary outing that doesn't even have the intelligence to comment on its self-aware censoring. EDIT
Posted May 1, 2019
Bumblebee (2018) Peter Gray It's happened you guys - they finally made a good Transformers movie! EDIT
Posted May 1, 2019
Peppermint (2018) Peter Gray A title more suited for throw-away viewing on Netflix rather than seeking it out specifically on the big screen, Peppermint is material far beneath [Jennifer Garner]'s talents EDIT
Posted May 1, 2019
Ralph Breaks the Internet (2018) Peter Gray A family film that tailors itself to all, Ralph Breaks the Internet should find no start-up issues when connecting with the masses. EDIT
Posted May 1, 2019
Holmes & Watson (2018) Peter Gray This is pointless, ridiculous, insulting material that shouldn't even be viewed as a hate-watch. EDIT
Posted May 1, 2019
How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World (2019) Peter Gray The perfect summation of a surprisingly robust series that's far more captivating and emotionally rousing than it has any right to be. EDIT
Posted May 1, 2019
Mary Queen of Scots (2018) Peter Gray With a story that is at once savage and thought provoking, visuals that are grand in all their execution, and powerhouse turns at its core ... there's a horde of satisfaction to be found EDIT
Posted May 1, 2019
The Front Runner (2018) Peter Gray An entertaining feature that works as both an inside look as to how fragile an illusion power ultimately is and a historical lesson in a political tale that feels all too familiar. EDIT
Posted May 1, 2019
Cold Pursuit (2019) Peter Gray If you enter with an open mind and welcome a left-of-centre, comedically black approach to the revenge genre, Cold Pursuit could very well end up a satisfying excursion for those willing to take it. EDIT
Posted May 1, 2019
What Men Want (2019) Peter Gray Works with its tried plot device, resulting in the type of superficially pleasing comedy that audiences will lap up along with their snacks before it fades away with a more substantial meal. EDIT
Posted May 1, 2019
Greta (2018) Peter Gray A campy romp that's fully aware of its cliches and delights in playing just as you'd expect. EDIT
Posted May 1, 2019
Todos lo saben (2018) Peter Gray Everybody Knows is an absorbing, expertly-crafted thriller that continually holds your emotions at ransom before unravelling - somewhat ambiguously - to leave you discussing long after it has gently washed away from the screen. EDIT
Posted May 1, 2019
Wild Nights With Emily (2018) Peter Gray Wild Nights with Emily could've been something truly biting if it fine-tuned its comedic outlook, or a work of beautiful tragedy had it opted for an organic approach. EDIT
Posted May 1, 2019
Fighting With My Family (2019) Peter Gray It's alarming how Stephen Merchant's comedy-drama manages to win us over at every beat, even when we can predetermine the fixes he has planned for his story. EDIT
Posted May 1, 2019
Dumbo (2019) Peter Gray [Tim Burton] proves himself an inspired choice here by simultaneously grounding the film in a somber post-WWI setting whilst injecting his usual flare for theatrics; the visuals and a gloriously camp turn from Michael Keaton reminding us throughout. EDIT
Posted May 1, 2019
Wonder Park (2019) Peter Gray The animal characters that roam the park are, sadly, uninspired, and there's only a small hint of magic created throughout. EDIT
Posted May 1, 2019
Little (2019) Peter Gray Committing to its familiar premise but overcoming it with wit and heart, Little's enjoyment factor is born from the dedication of its reliable cast who take the expected material and elevate it beyond supposition. EDIT
Posted May 1, 2019
Long Shot (2019) Peter Gray Jonathan Levine's crowd-pleasing comedy manages to organically project an intimate union between the two [Seth Rogen and Charlize Theron], utilizing the duo's charm and comedic flair to their fullest potential. EDIT
Posted May 1, 2019