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Deadshirt.net is not a Tomatometer-approved publication. Reviews from this publication only count toward the Tomatometer when written by the following Tomatometer-approved critic(s): Dominic Griffin
Rating Title/Year Author
7.5/10 The Fits (2015) Dominic Griffin By leaving that underpinning ambiguous, The Fits becomes a welcome cypher. Excising any real specificity engenders a deeper sense of universality that allows the film to speak purely on something otherwise untranslatable. EDIT
Posted Jul 16, 2019
6/10 Beasts of No Nation (2015) Dominic Griffin Beasts is a harrowing experience, but a powerful one. It might read as derivative to a cynic, but there's something palpable at the film's core that can't be denied. EDIT
Posted Jul 16, 2019
8/10 Steve Jobs (2015) Dominic Griffin The film never manufactures a leap of maturation in Jobs, rather it leverages Fassbender's innate likability and subtle acting choices to imply the kind of realistic growth you might actually witness in real life. EDIT
Posted Jul 16, 2019
7.5/10 Furious 7 (2015) Dominic Griffin We want these films to go on forever, and perhaps they will; but, for now, this is a fine film to ride off into the sunset to. EDIT
Posted Jul 16, 2019
8.5/10 Mad Max: Fury Road (2015) Dominic Griffin Fury Road seems aimed at dudes who fetishize chrome and steel, but Miller plants seeds of bolder, more incendiary ideas within the bro-fantasy. EDIT
Posted Jul 16, 2019
7.5/10 A Most Violent Year (2014) Dominic Griffin All the elements you want from a movie called A Most Violent Year are present, but not in the genre-fulfilling forms you may hope to be sated by. EDIT
Posted Jul 16, 2019
8/10 John Wick (2014) Dominic Griffin Why does it work? That's probably a better question. On paper, this movie falls somewhere between Commando and Taken in terms of getting from Point A to Point B, but in execution, John Wick just feels like a special journey. EDIT
Posted Jul 16, 2019
7.5/10 Birdman or (The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance) (2014) Dominic Griffin Birdman sidesteps the inside baseball stigma of most behind the scenes films by transcending being a story about fame or Hollywood. Rather, it functions as a sobering meditation on the destructive double-edged sword of validation. EDIT
Posted Jul 16, 2019
7/10 Interstellar (2014) Dominic Griffin Moreso than any of his previous projects, Interstellar left me largely confounded, wondering if Nolan had finally "lost it." EDIT
Posted Jul 16, 2019
6.5/10 Stretch (2014) Dominic Griffin Stretch has a lot of things going for it that similar underachieving films don't, namely Patrick Wilson in the lead. EDIT
Posted Jul 16, 2019
7/10 Foxcatcher (2014) Dominic Griffin Foxcatcher is an impressive film that depicts the double edged sword of male camaraderie, a blade that offers safety and comfort while unintentionally fomenting jealousy and contempt. EDIT
Posted Jul 16, 2019
7/10 The Skeleton Twins (2014) Dominic Griffin You have to craft stories about people who feel real, then you can let your audience laugh and cry accordingly (...) The Skeleton Twins succeeds on both fronts, because its main concern is to make you feel something. EDIT
Posted Jul 16, 2019
8/10 Gone Girl (2014) Dominic Griffin It doesn't pretend it's some prestige picture Oscar bait, confident in its genre origins, like a Michelin star chef sprucing up a fatty burger with fries. EDIT
Posted Jul 16, 2019
7.5/10 Whiplash (2014) Dominic Griffin Whiplash is a thrilling nailbiter that ruminates on the cost of great art, nature vs nurture and the sacrifices one makes for one's craft... EDIT
Posted Jul 16, 2019
8/10 Snowpiercer (2013) Dominic Griffin Snowpiercer has action, heart, a sense of humor, and a powerful message. The cast is talented and diverse. (...) It's the kind of genre movie the world needs more of. EDIT
Posted Jul 16, 2019
6/10 X-Men: Days of Future Past (2014) Dominic Griffin It's one of the best times you're likely to have in a theater this year. It doesn't make a ton of sense, but it doesn't always have to. It's the X-Men. EDIT
Posted Jul 16, 2019
7/10 Meet Me There (2013) Dominic Griffin Runnels, in particular, delivers an amazing performance with his small amount of screen time. (...) he manages to be captivating in a different way, cannibalizing every frame he's in, like a mesmerizing black hole. EDIT
Posted Jul 16, 2019
8/10 Captain America: The Winter Soldier (2014) Dominic Griffin I left the theater wanting to dropkick people and throw circular disks of patriotism at inequality. EDIT
Posted Jul 16, 2019
7.5/10 The World's End (2013) Dominic Griffin The film relies far less heavily on pop culture reference and cheap Comic-Con leaning fan service, in favor of a deeply personal tale of friendship and growing up. EDIT
Posted Jul 16, 2019
7.5/10 The Grandmaster (2013) Dominic Griffin Ultimately, it's a kung fu film about wit and cunning and life and art and love. The focus is on the relationships between these characters, and the historical fiction element serves merely as a backdrop. EDIT
Posted Jul 16, 2019
8/10 12 Years a Slave (2013) Dominic Griffin It's an exhausting journey through one man's experiences being denied his humanity, a decade living as property. There's no lesson to be learned. If you need a movie to tell you that slavery is wrong, well, this movie isn't for you. No movie is. EDIT
Posted Jul 16, 2019