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
8/10 Raya and the Last Dragon (2021) Vincent Schilling "The animation was beautiful, the storyline set in place, telling a tale of how traditions and cultures can work presently to unite us all." EDIT
Posted Apr 2, 2021
7.8/10 Godzilla vs. Kong (2021) Vincent Schilling "Godzilla vs. Kong was a fun action-packed film with no fears of showcasing epic mass destruction. I liked it, but humanity was a missing element I longed for." EDIT
Posted Apr 2, 2021
8.0/10 Cowboys (2020) Vincent Schilling A complex story, but it is a bit predictable, even if the storyline hasn't been addressed in the film industry for the most part. Truth told, I couldn't get past the bad extensions EDIT
Posted Mar 19, 2021
9.5/10 Tom & Jerry (2021) Vincent Schilling A fun throwback to the original cartoons by Hanna-Barbera, 'Tom and Jerry' is lighthearted and a welcome nostalgic look at the comical cat and mouse from my childhood. EDIT
Posted Mar 19, 2021
9.5/10 Tenet (2020) Vincent Schilling Led beautifully by protagonist John David Washington, 'Tenet', an exceptional action-packed film, dives into a concept of twisting time in a way never explored before. I'm adding this to my permanent library. EDIT
Posted Mar 19, 2021
8.0/10 Coming 2 America (2021) Vincent Schilling It took a minute to get started, but 'Coming 2 America' is a funny film graciously continuing the stories of all the characters introduced by Eddie Murphy thirty years ago. EDIT
Posted Mar 19, 2021
9.0/10 Zack Snyder's Justice League (2021) Vincent Schilling Zack Snyder pulls off everything that was missing from the original Justice League. The Snyder's Cut is the best decision DC could have made in revitalizing their superhero universe. EDIT
Posted Mar 19, 2021
10/10 Billie Eilish: The World's a Little Blurry (2021) Vincent Schilling "Much more than a young artist, Eilish is a voice of today's youth. A beautiful, honest, sincere, and emotionally raw film. EDIT
Posted Feb 26, 2021
6.5/10 Wonder Woman 1984 (2020) Vincent Schilling 'Wonder Woman 1984' lost a bit of its shimmer in the second installment. I liked the movie, but a bit corny. I did like Kristen Wiig as Cheetah. EDIT
Posted Jan 23, 2021
8.5 News of the World (2020) Vincent Schilling A good film with Tom Hanks, with one unavoidable, glaring problem, Native people don't eat by smearing food all over their face. EDIT
Posted Dec 26, 2020
9.5/10 The New Mutants (2020) Vincent Schilling A complex and deeply emotional dive into the complexities of being a teenager, a mutant and incarcerated. One of my favorites in the Marvel Universe. EDIT
Posted Dec 5, 2020
7.8/10 Synchronic (2019) Vincent Schilling An interesting and new concept, but I would love to have seen the storyline become a bit more developed. EDIT
Posted Dec 3, 2020
8.8/10 Spontaneous (2020) Vincent Schilling This film has the potential to be the Heathers of 2020, with a little bit of Ferris Bueller thrown in. An explosively-fun film. Pun intended. EDIT
Posted Dec 3, 2020
9.0/10 The Eight Hundred (2020) Vincent Schilling "An excellent film filled with real emotion, real bravery and real reactions that showcases the complexities of men faced with near-certain death." EDIT
Posted Sep 11, 2020
9.2/10 Da 5 Bloods (2020) Vincent Schilling "Spike Lee delivers not only an exceptional film with the incredible Chadwick Boseman and others, but he throws some decolonization into the mix." EDIT
Posted Sep 11, 2020
9.5/10 Train to Busan Presents: Peninsula (2020) Vincent Schilling "Peninsula" is an epic blast of bloody, gory, maniacal greatness, don't walk, run to see this movie" (Because zombies run fast in this movie) EDIT
Posted Aug 22, 2020
8.9/10 The Lovebirds (2020) Vincent Schilling Issa Rae and Kumail Nanjiani are a hilarious duo with great chemistry. The reality of their stakes never felt too intensely dire, but their journey was a ton of fun. EDIT
Posted Jul 13, 2020
2.5/10 The Hustle (2019) Vincent Schilling Two actors I really love fall prey to Hollywood's 'make a movie with an overused tired formula' machine. Sadly, a non-delivering train wreck without much humor. EDIT
Posted Jul 13, 2020
8.2/10 Mr. Right (2015) Vincent Schilling I love the ridiculous humor in "Mr. Right." Just enough over the top to enjoy it, without losing my attention to the plot, as much as it could never really happen. But who cares, it was super funny. EDIT
Posted Jul 13, 2020
8.4/10 Before I Fall (2017) Vincent Schilling How far can you emulate the 'Groundhog Day' story and still make a worthwhile film? Apparently far enough with 'Before I fall,' as I truly enjoyed it. EDIT
Posted Jul 13, 2020
9.2/10 iHuman (2019) Vincent Schilling iHuman is informative, terrifying, disturbing and yet, incredibly fascinating. I will never look at my phone, laptop, tablet or a security camera the same again. EDIT
Posted Jul 13, 2020
9.2/10 My Spy (2020) Vincent Schilling "I love this movie. Tons of fun. Dave Bautista and Chloe Coleman form a great duo that was unexpected in a hilarious way " EDIT
Posted Jul 13, 2020
7.4/10 Wish Upon (2017) Vincent Schilling "Be careful what you wish for Clare, the demon might come after your soul. Of course, I wanted the filmmakers to develop that concept a bit more." EDIT
Posted Jul 13, 2020
9.4/10 Guns Akimbo (2019) Vincent Schilling "Guns Akimbo" is a blast, literally. Daniel Radcliffe does an exceptional job portraying a nerdy angry troll who gets thrust into the underground social media world he didn't ask for." EDIT
Posted Jul 13, 2020
7.5/10 Crawl (2019) Vincent Schilling "A bit over the top with it's 'go get 'em champ' mentality, but the alligators scared the bejeezus out of me ... So admittedly a fun and anxious ride." EDIT
Posted Jul 13, 2020
8.9/10 Hotel Artemis (2018) Vincent Schilling "Jodie Foster delivered a performance I didn't think would be possible for her. But she did a great job in showcasing a nurse with a tragic story in a 2028 L.A. riot" EDIT
Posted Jul 13, 2020
7/10 Followed (2018) Vincent Schilling "Followed" is a fun and scary romp through the mysterious Lennox Hotel through the eyes of a social media influencer. A fun film filled with jumpscares and eerie moments." EDIT
Posted Jul 13, 2020
8.5/10 In Bright Axiom (2019) Vincent Schilling A telling documentary about lost souls earnestly searching for connectivity in a non-connected world. These souls however, in all their appreciation to learning answers, might just turn on such a movement's creator. EDIT
Posted Jul 7, 2020
10/10 Blood Quantum (2019) Vincent Schilling This gory flesh-ripping bloodfest is one of the best zombie apocalypse movies I have ever seen. In this case, "the gift" of Indigenous peoples' immunity is about as valuable as a golden-gilded dog turd. EDIT
Posted May 5, 2020
7.9/10 Underwater (2020) Vincent Schilling Seeking to find success with a film that was put together as if successful movies were an algebraic formula, "Underwater" manages to entertain, but doesn't offer any new ideas or innovation. All said, I enjoyed it. EDIT
Posted Apr 17, 2020
9.2/10 The Last Full Measure (2019) Vincent Schilling 'The Last Full Measure' is a great and yet tragic story of a man who saved sixty lives in Vietnam. As a former military veteran, I can't help but feel a connection to this great film. EDIT
Posted Apr 17, 2020
9.4/10 Queen of Paradis (2020) Vincent Schilling A surprising gem of a film. Though perhaps unknowing in its intrusions, an interesting mix of talent featuring the complex artistry of Reine Paradis and her talented filmmaker husband Carl Lindstrom. EDIT
Posted Apr 17, 2020
7.4/10 Spenser Confidential (2020) Vincent Schilling Mark Wahlberg was sincerely funny, but sometimes this movie went so far into satire, it lost its believability. Alan Arkin and Iliza Shlesinger were hilarious and Winston Duke as Hawk was fantastic. EDIT
Posted Mar 12, 2020
9.0/10 Freaks (2018) Vincent Schilling I suspected this would be good, but wow, this blindsided me in the best way. Lexy Kolker, who plays a 7-year-old protagonist named Chloe, is commanding in her role which carries the story to its ultimate success. EDIT
Posted Mar 12, 2020
4.9/10 Brahms: The Boy II (2020) Vincent Schilling This just didn't even hold a candle to the first. The premise was good and could have delivered, but in the simplest way to say it, it just didn't. EDIT
Posted Mar 5, 2020
3.9/10 Blumhouse's Fantasy Island (2020) Vincent Schilling I was looking forward to the revamp of this 1970s classic which I watched obsessively as a kid, but this version without the memorable little person Tattoo and a Mr. Roarke with wrinkled linen clothing, seriously floundered EDIT
Posted Mar 5, 2020
7.0/10 Ford v Ferrari (2019) Vincent Schilling A good movie, with enjoyable performances by Christian Bale, Matt Damon, and Jon Bernthal. All said, I felt bad for the Ferrari guy. EDIT
Posted Mar 5, 2020
5.0/10 The Call of the Wild (2020) Vincent Schilling Three performances stand out, Cara Gee, Omar Sy and Harrison Ford. But my heart aches to think how much better it could have been without CGI and a real dog Buck. EDIT
Posted Mar 5, 2020
9.0/10 The Invisible Man (2020) Vincent Schilling Elisabeth Moss delivers a gritty, yet commanding performance worthy of big notice. Though the film is The Invisible Man, Moss makes this movie what it is, an excellent anxiety-ridden thrill ride. EDIT
Posted Mar 5, 2020
7.9/10 Sonic the Hedgehog (2020) Vincent Schilling Mildly corny humor directed at kids, but the overall saving grace is Jim Carrey as the wildly weird Dr. Robotnik. EDIT
Posted Feb 20, 2020
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