Phoenix Film Festival

Phoenix Film Festival is not a Tomatometer-approved publication. Reviews from this publication only count toward the Tomatometer when written by the following Tomatometer-approved critic(s): Jeff Mitchell
Rating Title/Year Author
1.5/4 La chute de l'empire Américain (2018) Jeff Mitchell The tone and pacing remain flat for nearly the entire 2-hour 7-minute runtime. EDIT
Posted Jun 14, 2019
3.5/4 5B (2018) Jeff Mitchell Hospital Ward '5B' is a heartbreaking and inspirational destination EDIT
Posted Jun 14, 2019
1.5/4 I Do... Until I Don't (2017) Jeff Mitchell Bell constructs her comedy like a 103-minute episode of "Love, American Style" or "The Love Boat". EDIT
Posted Jun 13, 2019
1.5/4 Despicable Me 3 (2017) Jeff Mitchell Too many storylines, not enough Minions. EDIT
Posted Jun 13, 2019
2.5/4 T2 Trainspotting (2017) Jeff Mitchell A flawed sequel, but fans will get their fix. EDIT
Posted Jun 13, 2019
3.5/4 The Eyes of My Mother (2016) Jeff Mitchell Pesce shoots his horrific creation with a distinct arthouse flair and constructs an isolated environment, in which no one can hear you scream. EDIT
Posted Jun 13, 2019
4/4 Toni Erdmann (2016) Jeff Mitchell With all due respect to Emma Stone ("La La Land"), Sandra Huller gave the best lead actress performance of 2016. EDIT
Posted Jun 12, 2019
1.5/4 Fist Fight (2017) Jeff Mitchell This high school comedy feels like study hall. EDIT
Posted Jun 11, 2019
3.5/4 Logan (2017) Jeff Mitchell A vulnerable Logan delivers an indestructible Wolverine movie EDIT
Posted Jun 11, 2019
3.5/4 Maudie (2016) Jeff Mitchell Sally Hawkins received a Best Actress Oscar nomination for "The Shape of Water", but she was better in "Maudie". EDIT
Posted Jun 11, 2019
1.5/4 Ma (2019) Jeff Mitchell Spencer is a terrific villain, but she's stuck in a clunky story EDIT
Posted Jun 10, 2019
1.5/4 Uncle Drew (2018) Jeff Mitchell Despite some laughs, this basketball movie misses and misses EDIT
Posted Jun 8, 2019
3.5/4 The Square (2017) Jeff Mitchell Ostlund's film carries bizarre and hilarious edges. EDIT
Posted Jun 8, 2019
3/4 Novitiate (2017) Jeff Mitchell Leo and Qualley shine during a dim view of the "Novitiate". EDIT
Posted Jun 8, 2019
3.5/4 Arctic (2018) Jeff Mitchell Bring a down jacket, a hat, snowmobile pants, and a scarf too...and be awed at Mikkelsen's performance. EDIT
Posted Jun 8, 2019
2/4 Star Wars: The Last Jedi (2017) Jeff Mitchell A lengthy list of missed opportunities and puzzling decisions. EDIT
Posted Jun 8, 2019
1.5/4 Pitch Perfect 3 (2017) Jeff Mitchell The Bellas are fun, but this unnecessary sequel hits many sour notes. EDIT
Posted Jun 8, 2019
3/4 Happy End (2017) Jeff Mitchell With satire, sorrow and secrecy bathing in dark corners and also in broad daylight, "don't worry, be happy" never felt so difficult. EDIT
Posted Jun 8, 2019
2/4 Finding Your Feet (2017) Jeff Mitchell "Unfinished Song" (2013) is everything that "Finding Your Feet" wants to be. EDIT
Posted Jun 8, 2019
3.5/4 Abducted in Plain Sight (2017) Jeff Mitchell The fact that all five of the Brobergs are emotionally healthy enough recount the details of this unthinkable period is a blessing. EDIT
Posted Jun 8, 2019
1.5/4 Don't Worry, He Won't Get Far on Foot (2018) Jeff Mitchell A confusing mess, one that Van Sant overcomplicates and creates narrative difficulties, where none should exist. EDIT
Posted Jun 8, 2019
4/4 Cold War (2018) Jeff Mitchell My #1 movie of 2018. EDIT
Posted Jun 8, 2019
3/4 Pavarotti (2019) Jeff Mitchell It doesn't connect as deeply as "Maria by Callas" (2018), but Howard strikes the right notes and celebrates the man. EDIT
Posted Jun 7, 2019
1.5/4 Kin (2018) Jeff Mitchell This laser gun story misfires. EDIT
Posted Jun 6, 2019
1.5/4 The Commuter (2018) Jeff Mitchell Liam Neeson takes too many familiar turns. EDIT
Posted Jun 6, 2019
4/4 Transit (2018) Jeff Mitchell Don't actively investigate your questions. Instead, just let the narrative run through you, so its rewards won't pass you by. EDIT
Posted Jun 6, 2019
2.5/4 Mid90s (2018) Jeff Mitchell Although it plays in uneven, unfocused territory, "Mid90s" successfully lives within its nomadic tones and conveys the universal churn of one's teenage years. EDIT
Posted Jun 6, 2019
3/4 Puzzle (2018) Jeff Mitchell Macdonald's gentle energy and nuanced feelings peek through small looks, glances and thoughts in a lovely underdog story. EDIT
Posted Jun 6, 2019
3.5/4 Damsel (2018) Jeff Mitchell The Zellner Brothers, Robert Pattinson and Mia Wasikowska turn the American western on its head with hilarious, offbeat tones and performances. EDIT
Posted Jun 6, 2019
1/4 Mile 22 (2018) Jeff Mitchell A long way from being a satisfying action movie, like 22 million miles away. EDIT
Posted Jun 6, 2019
2/4 The Nutcracker and the Four Realms (2018) Jeff Mitchell A few song and dance numbers would have livened things up and could have turned this dull excursion into a fun sing-along like "Labyrinth" (1986). No such luck. EDIT
Posted Jun 6, 2019
3/4 Little Woods (2018) Jeff Mitchell This small crime film focuses on big American problems. Thompson and James are terrific. EDIT
Posted Jun 5, 2019
2/4 UglyDolls (2019) Jeff Mitchell Offers cute music and positive messages but through a discounted narrative. EDIT
Posted Jun 5, 2019
3/4 Hail Satan? (2019) Jeff Mitchell You may have more in common with Satanists than you thought. EDIT
Posted Jun 5, 2019
2/4 The Hustle (2019) Jeff Mitchell Hathaway and Wilson get really creative, but the story arc runs out of good ideas. EDIT
Posted Jun 5, 2019
1/4 Serenity (2019) Jeff Mitchell Steven Knight's film triggers agitation, frustration and exasperation. Matthew McConaughey does channel his inner-Tommy Wiseau in two scenes, so there's that... EDIT
Posted Jun 5, 2019
4/4 The Florida Project (2017) Jeff Mitchell My #1 movie of 2017 EDIT
Posted Jun 5, 2019
1.5/4 The Sun Is Also a Star (2019) Jeff Mitchell The narrative is as two-dimensional and tired as a Hallmark card penned by a checked-out writer who gave up coffee for Lent. EDIT
Posted Jun 4, 2019
4/4 Booksmart (2019) Jeff Mitchell Hands down, the funniest high school comedy since "Superbad". EDIT
Posted Jun 4, 2019
3.5/4 The Souvenir (2019) Jeff Mitchell Hogg's film feels like a hazy dream, a collection of memories from a toxic relationship with little connective tissue that transforms into a wholly resonant teaching moment. EDIT
Posted Jun 4, 2019