Indian Country Today

Indian Country Today is not a Tomatometer-approved publication. Reviews from this publication only count toward the Tomatometer when written by the following Tomatometer-approved critic(s): Vincent Schilling
Rating Title/Year Author
9.2/10 Harriet (2019) Vincent Schilling Harriet is a beautiful movie within all of its historic pain. But the one question I have, did Harriet need to be some sort of psychic to outsmart the horribly racist slave-owners? I question that choice. EDIT
Posted Feb 13, 2020
7.9/10 The Photograph (2020) Vincent Schilling Issa Rae and Laketh Stanfield do a masterful job in The Photograph but I found their relationship struggling to have fun. I was more drawn to the supporting characters' relationships such as the intern and the hilarious Kyle and his wife. EDIT
Posted Feb 13, 2020
7.9/10 Birds of Prey (and the Fantabulous Emancipation of One Harley Quinn) (2020) Vincent Schilling A hundred times better than I thought it was going to be. Though there were some technical problems, I enjoyed the cast of characters, including, of course, the sarcastic Margot Robbie as Harley Quinn. EDIT
Posted Feb 9, 2020
7.9/10 The Rhythm Section (2020) Vincent Schilling A great concept for a spy-thriller but I was frustrated at the worn-out usage of shaky camera footage during action scenes. Likely intended, but geeze, use the stabilizer button in your film edits. Jude Law was awesome. EDIT
Posted Feb 7, 2020
8.1/10 Gretel & Hansel (2020) Vincent Schilling Gretel and Hansel' is a bizarre and dark version for sure, but also a bit self-serving on the part of the director. Hidden within it all, gorgeous cinematography. EDIT
Posted Feb 7, 2020
8.1/10 The King (2019) Vincent Schilling I expected a not half-bad historical account. But it was surprisingly much more, with unexpected great performances to include Timothée Chalamet as Henry V and Robert Pattinson as the snotty French prince. EDIT
Posted Feb 7, 2020
7.7/10 Bad Boys for Life (2020) Vincent Schilling Great action, great fun, great special effects, laughed a ton, but I couldn't help notice a minor disconnect between Smith and Lawrence. EDIT
Posted Jan 15, 2020
6.9 / 10 Doom: Annihilation (2019) Vincent Schilling Great job reviving the world of the DOOM video game with nostalgic colored key cards and the BFG-3000, not an Oscar's contender, but who cares. EDIT
Posted Jan 11, 2020
7.4 / 10 Annabelle Comes Home (2019) Vincent Schilling Super scary, in a truly fun way, even if a bit over the top. I love diving into the world of the Warren families' 'room of evil things.' This made me want to see a movie about their daughter Judy, who already sees ghosts. EDIT
Posted Jan 11, 2020
9.5 / 10 Just Mercy (2019) Vincent Schilling Michael B. Jordan does beautiful work, Jamie Foxx is heart-achingly honest and Brie Larson joins in seamlessly to create a heart-wrenching truth about racism in America, in this case, Alabama. EDIT
Posted Jan 11, 2020
9.6 / 10 Dolittle (2020) Vincent Schilling "I loved it, I laughed, because it felt good to be a kid again. A star-filled cast of Dolittle comes together to create a beautiful film. Robert Downey Jr. is pure magic. " EDIT
Posted Jan 11, 2020
10 / 10 Alita: Battle Angel (2019) Vincent Schilling Yes, I am giving Alita: Battle Angel one of my stingy 10's out of a possible 10. Imaginative, true to the artists' concepts, and an all-out cinematic action blast. EDIT
Posted Jan 11, 2020
9 / 10 Knives Out (2019) Vincent Schilling I LOVED it. An amazing cast of characters led flawlessly by Daniel Craig, Chris Evans and Ana de Armas. The moment I thought I knew what was happening, a twist threw me. One of my year's favorite films. EDIT
Posted Jan 11, 2020
6 / 10 A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood (2019) Vincent Schilling A great film showcasing the life and legacy of Mr. Rogers, however, I never bought Tom Hanks was anyone else but Tom Hanks. Disappointingly, the movie focused more on the journalists' story than Mr. Rogers. EDIT
Posted Jan 11, 2020
8.2 / 10 Jumanji: The Next Level (2019) Vincent Schilling Still fun, but what happened to the game being broken? Jumanji: The Next Level excels with a star-filled and diverse cast with a complexity of approaches to their characters. Dwayne Johnson's ability to portray this was fantastic. EDIT
Posted Jan 11, 2020
8.9 / 10 Marriage Story (2019) Vincent Schilling Scarlett Johansson and Adam Driver deliver a real and unflinching look into the theatrics of a struggling marriage. A tragedy, a comedy, and well-written portal into two souls reality EDIT
Posted Jan 11, 2020
7.5 / 10 Frozen II (2019) Vincent Schilling I sincerely appreciated the respect paid toward the Northuldra. The fictional Indigenous tribe based on Sámi culture. A fun and magical film, but way too many songs. EDIT
Posted Jan 11, 2020
8.9 / 10 Togo (2019) Vincent Schilling Willem Dafoe and his Husky Togo's life-or-death journey is a mesmerizing nail-biter. Additional roles by Zahn McClarnon and Michael Greyeyes add depth to the story, but it's still a non-Native guy's story in Native Alaska EDIT
Posted Jan 11, 2020
9.4 / 10 Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker (2019) Vincent Schilling The best Star Wars episode since The Empire Strikes Back. With as much nostalgia as new story content, Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker rose to the occasion full force. (Pun intended) - ignore the haters. EDIT
Posted Jan 11, 2020
6.8 / 10 Cats (2019) Vincent Schilling The star power likely won't save this non-Jellicle movie of 2019. A theatrical powerhouse, CATS didn't translate well from theater to film. The songs were great, but the actors struggled to find an objective with the absence of any storyline. EDIT
Posted Jan 11, 2020
9/10 The Body Remembers When the World Broke Open (2019) Vincent Schilling The Body Remembers When the World Broke Open is beautiful in its tragedy, artistic in its truth. It did indeed 'break the world open' by telling a story that many non-Indigenous have tried to silence for too long. EDIT
Posted Nov 29, 2019
3/10 Midway (2019) Vincent Schilling Midway overshoots with too much CGI, an emotionless war, overacting and far too much cookie-cutter 1940 film elements. EDIT
Posted Nov 28, 2019
6/10 Jojo Rabbit (2019) Vincent Schilling As is Taika Watiti's style, Jojo Rabbit is a strange and quirky film highlighting the deranged narrative of Adolf Hitler as seen through the eyes of German youth. The comedy lies a bit too close to the tragedy. EDIT
Posted Nov 28, 2019
8/10 The Irishman (2019) Vincent Schilling De Niro is great as the blue-eyed Irishman Frank Sheeran, Al Pacino, in his over the top obnoxiousness, wasn't annoying as Jimmy Hoffa and all said, Joe Pesci steals the show as mob boss Russell Bufalino. EDIT
Posted Nov 28, 2019
9/10 1917 (2019) Vincent Schilling 1917 is a brilliantly filmed World War I movie, that showcases a wide range of atrocities of war outside of the spectrum of one-note bloody violence. This film is agonizing, believable and unapologetic in telling a real-time story. EDIT
Posted Nov 28, 2019
9/10 Last Christmas (2019) Vincent Schilling 'Last Christmas' is a romantic comedy that should be on everyone's must-see movie list. Fun, charming and adorable. Emilia Clarke as Kate is perfectly cast. The film also has a welcome tribute to George Michael. EDIT
Posted Nov 16, 2019
5/10 Slenderman (2018) Vincent Schilling Darn - I had high hopes for Slenderman, the eerie modern legend of the tall faceless man in the forest that steals children. The disappointing thing is that there was a lot of material that COULD have been scary. The fear factor flopped. EDIT
Posted Nov 12, 2019
9/10 The Kill Team (2019) Vincent Schilling The Kill Team is an excellent and haunting film, believably acted, and flawlessly directed, that dives deep into a contemporary soldier's story in the war of Afghanistan. EDIT
Posted Oct 31, 2019
6/10 Zombieland: Double Tap (2019) Vincent Schilling Fun, even funny, but not quite hilarious. It's been ten years since Zombieland, so you'd think the filmmakers might have created something more impressive. One-dimensional, formulaic and predictable. No world exists outside the realm of this film. EDIT
Posted Oct 25, 2019
4/10 Gemini Man (2019) Vincent Schilling Big props to Will Smith for doing the best he could with what he had to work with. I still love him as an actor. But Gemini Man was a bust. EDIT
Posted Oct 11, 2019
8/10 Joker (2019) Vincent Schilling I enjoyed the dark twists of Joker, mirrored by the twisting of Pheonix's body. But even with a masterful performance by Phoenix, I struggled with yet another attack on the origin of the comic villain I grew up with. EDIT
Posted Oct 4, 2019
9/10 Abominable (2019) Vincent Schilling Abominable magically dazzles with charm, beauty and a whole lot of family fun. If you want to feel like a kid again, go see it. EDIT
Posted Sep 27, 2019
10/10 nîpawistamâsowin: We Will Stand Up (2019) Vincent Schilling I am hesitant to give a 10 out of 10 for any film, but nîpawistamâsowin: We Will Stand Up is an emotional award-winning film that is more than deserving. The tragic story of the Native young man Colten Boushie, shot and killed by a white farmer. EDIT
Posted Sep 12, 2019
10/10 Avengers: Infinity War (2018) Vincent Schilling Avengers: Infinity War is Marvel hardcore. Like 'Holy %$#@#$' hardcore. Like, 'I won't be able to eat for a year,' hardcore. Like, 'I want to go to bed and cry now.' Oh my God Marvel, what have you done? How dare you Thanos? EDIT
Posted Aug 22, 2019
9/10 Black Panther (2018) Vincent Schilling Spectacular diversity magic! Black Panther slashes a lot of things, chiefly colonialism. In my childhood, I was force-fed history that 'Civilizations of color were less than superior.' NO MORE! The world needs this black superhero. EDIT
Posted Aug 22, 2019
7/10 The Equalizer 2 (2018) Vincent Schilling Not bad, but why does Denzel make a transition in the first movie to this one from a once hardened military soldier into a disheveled dopey guy that likely doesn't know how to comb his hair? It just started to go in a weird direction. EDIT
Posted Aug 22, 2019
7/10 Alpha (2018) Vincent Schilling Decent actually, aside from the Easter Egg stone and painting set decorations I guess the cavemen had in their pockets if someone croaked. But I loved the prehistoric animals. A fun movie experience. EDIT
Posted Aug 22, 2019
3/10 The Meg (2018) Vincent Schilling A giant shark dud. Hilariously bad. I actually enjoyed this movie because it was so horrible. The painful moments of Jason Statham (and I LOVE Statham) and the lead actress were uncomfortable, and I really cared less if anyone got eaten. EDIT
Posted Aug 22, 2019
4/10 Mile 22 (2018) Vincent Schilling Marky Mark (yes, I said it) drove me bonkers snapping that awful wristband. After awhile I was like 'God Stop Already!' Wahlberg was like a chihuahua on espresso - not anyone's best work. EDIT
Posted Aug 22, 2019
6/10 Captain Marvel (2019) Vincent Schilling I wanted to LOVE Captain Marvel. I really did. And there was a lot to enjoy, but after all is said and done, I feel a bit underwhelmed. But I did love the Flerken / aka Goose the cat. EDIT
Posted Aug 22, 2019
9/10 Shazam! (2019) Vincent Schilling Great! Shazam is everything a superhero movie should be. It's the seventh movie in the DC extended universe, but likely the best of all to date thanks to Shazam actor Zachary Levi. EDIT
Posted Aug 22, 2019
8/10 Angel Has Fallen (2019) Vincent Schilling Angel Has Fallen, is an awesome action-packed film and enjoyable bullet-fest where agent Mike Banning protects everyone's favorite President, Morgan Freeman and Nick Nolte steals the show. EDIT
Posted Aug 22, 2019
9/10 Avengers: Endgame (2019) Vincent Schilling Avengers: Endgame is REAL great ... with an emphasis on real. Would have been my first 10 rated review ... but they killed my favorite heroes. 'Cheeseburgers...' EDIT
Posted Aug 22, 2019
8/10 John Wick: Chapter 3 -- Parabellum (2019) Vincent Schilling John Wick 3: Parabellum - Was more like, 'shoot everyone in the cerebellum' An awesome movie with a just as awesome budget for the number of bullets used. Loved the dog too. EDIT
Posted Aug 22, 2019
8/10 Always Be My Maybe (2019) Vincent Schilling Always Be My Maybe' on Netflix, a simply perfect romantic comedy and a laughter-filled punch in the jaw - by a new boyfriend playing the perfect cameo that is ... EDIT
Posted Aug 22, 2019
8/10 Dora and the Lost City of Gold (2019) Vincent Schilling 'The Lost City of Gold' is a-DORA-ble: Isabela Moner does a great job as Dora and the movie does well in making light of its own campiness with real adventures thrown into the mix. EDIT
Posted Aug 22, 2019
8/10 Stuber (2019) Vincent Schilling Stuber is Uber hilarious: Dave Bautista and Kumail Nanjiani are a perfect oddball mismatch who create comedic gold in an Uber trip gone horribly wrong ... EDIT
Posted Aug 22, 2019
7/10 Ma (2019) Vincent Schilling Ma is a hilarious, yet creepy take on the 'cool neighborhood mom' a bizarre and outrageous romp through the sinister world of 'Sue Ann' played by Oscar nominee Octavia Spencer EDIT
Posted Aug 22, 2019
7/10 The Lion King (2019) Vincent Schilling Disney's The Lion King is a visually majestic masterpiece. The landscape is flawless, the music fun and nostalgic, and there's no place for any cynical adult reasoning, just enjoy it people, Donald Glover and Beyonce' are in it ... EDIT
Posted Aug 21, 2019