Their Own League

Their Own League is not a Tomatometer-approved publication. Reviews from this publication only count toward the Tomatometer® when written by the following Tomatometer-approved critic(s): Harris Dang, Valerie Kalfrin
Rating Title/Year Author
4/5 Luchadoras (2021) Valerie Kalfrin "Luchadoras" ... immerses us in the hardscrabble lives of a handful of women who carve out respect and confidence one match at a time. EDIT
Posted Mar 20, 2021
4/5 The Dig (2021) Valerie Kalfrin "a meditation on the fragility of life, how we're all connected, and what we leave behind." EDIT
Posted Mar 20, 2021
3.5/5 Wonder Woman 1984 (2020) Valerie Kalfrin With its message of kindness and empathy, "Wonder Woman 1984" offers a soothing balm in a pandemic-weary year, even if getting there is a muddled journey. EDIT
Posted Mar 20, 2021
4/5 Slaxx (2020) Harris Dang Slaxx is an enjoyable horror comedy that is a relaxed fit for horror fans thanks to its inspired premise, sharp satirical humour and its fun lashings of blood and gore. The film is absolute pants and that is a good thing! EDIT
Posted Mar 18, 2021
2.5/5 Max Cloud (2020) Harris Dang Considering the talent involved and the fun premise, Max Cloud should have been a lot more fun. Despite the game performances and some enjoyable action scenes, budget limitations, slow pacing, leaden comedy and derivative nature let it down. EDIT
Posted Dec 23, 2020
4/5 Bloody Hell (2020) Harris Dang Bloody Hell is a riotous and boisterous experience that provides all the horror and laughter genre fans expect with striking style and verve thanks to the cleverly kooky script from Benjamin and a great lead performance from Ben O'Toole. EDIT
Posted Dec 12, 2020
1/5 Vanguard (2020) Harris Dang Vanguard is a horrifyingly fake action blockbuster that is monotonous, labourious and bereft of any charm and wit expected from the talents of Jackie Chan and Stanley Tong. EDIT
Posted Dec 12, 2020
5/5 I'm Your Woman (2020) Harris Dang I'm Your Woman is another hit for writer/director Julia Hart as she lends a refreshing spin in the crime genre; exploring it in intimate and clever ways that hearken back the more contemplative crime films of the 1970's. EDIT
Posted Dec 12, 2020
3.5/5 Reunion (2020) Harris Dang Reunion is a haunting piece of work that capably shows that dispenses away from obvious scare tactics to deliver a lingering tale of family tragedy and the actions one would commit to dull the pain. Recommended. EDIT
Posted Nov 19, 2020
2 out of 5 Rebecca (2020) Valerie Kalfrin Ben Wheatley and his creative team had a lot to draw upon in this complicated cocktail to set their vision apart. But the end result is much like the new Mrs. de Winter, viewing Rebecca's portrait in the manor, and feeling lacking. EDIT
Posted Nov 13, 2020
4/5 12 Hour Shift (2020) Harris Dang 12 Hour Shift is a hilariously gory dark comedy that is sure to win over many with its elevated performances (especially from Bettis and Farnworth) and Grant's assured handling of the story's tonal shifts and the escalation of stakes. EDIT
Posted Oct 3, 2020
4/5 () Harris Dang Shakespeare's Shitstorm is essentially critic-proof. All the expected flaws of the project are what makes this film a Troma film and if you are a fan of severe head Troma, chances are you are going to love it. EDIT
Posted Sep 22, 2020
4/5 Bleed with Me (2020) Harris Dang Bleed With Me is an assured feature-length directorial debut from writer/director Amelia Moses thanks to the film's sharp focus on the psychological to deliver scares and compelling drama. EDIT
Posted Sep 22, 2020
4/5 Tezuka's Barbara (2019) Harris Dang Tezuka's Barbara is a wonderfully strange, sensual and eerie love story that takes a depraved look into what constitutes as love and how one can incorrectly or deliberately construe it as something else entirely. EDIT
Posted Sep 22, 2020
4/5 Hunted (2020) Harris Dang Hunted is a fantastic survival horror flick. With a well-worn premise, the film manages to excite, provoke and entertain in wonderfully weird ways and it is thanks to Paronnaud's vision and his three committed leads. Highly recommended. EDIT
Posted Sep 22, 2020
3.5/5 () Harris Dang "Monster Seafood Wars" aims for the expected targets for fans of kaiju films and hits them with respectable accuracy; it's not perfect, it is endearing that we still get films like this; particularly in the age of high-budget blockbuster alternatives. EDIT
Posted Sep 22, 2020
3.5/5 Cosmic Candy (2019) Harris Dang A sweet and charming debut/calling card from writer/director Rinio Dragasaki that charms as well as illuminates thanks to its vibrant visual style, top lead performances and its deep examination in how people deal with loss and absence in their lives. EDIT
Posted Sep 22, 2020
2.5/5 Crazy Samurai: 400 vs 1 (2020) Harris Dang Crazy Samurai Musashi is respectable yet flawed attempt at trying to do something different with the action genre; but its ambitions exceed its grasp. EDIT
Posted Sep 22, 2020
4/5 Fried Barry (2020) Harris Dang Fried Barry is an outrageously fun experience that proves to be more substantial and deeper than its premise implies; a relentless, energetic orgy of illusory pleasures enlivened by moments of dark humour and a great performance from Gary Green. EDIT
Posted Sep 22, 2020
3.5/5 Impetigore (2019) Harris Dang Impetigore is an above-average horror effort from Anwar that although it doesn't measure up to Satan's Slaves; he is still one of the most consistent genre filmmakers working today. EDIT
Posted Sep 22, 2020
4.5/5 The Pool (2018) Harris Dang The Pool is a fantastic animal attack film that exceeds expectations from its title by delivering exactly what it promises and proves once again that meager resources and restrictions can help inspire creativity. EDIT
Posted Sep 22, 2020
4.5/5 The Vast of Night (2019) Harris Dang The Vast of Night is an immaculate, low-key sci-fi period piece that proves to be wonderfully gripping and immersive with how it conveys the thrill of discovery; working within its love of genre with remarkable invention and simplicity. EDIT
Posted Sep 22, 2020
4/5 Ocean Heaven (2010) Harris Dang Ocean Heaven is a wonderfully gentle piece of work that brings awareness to autism and the parents that try their very best for their children. It also features one of Jet Li's best performances. EDIT
Posted Sep 22, 2020
3.5/5 Come to Daddy (2019) Harris Dang Come to Daddy is a flawed feature film directorial debut for Ant Timpson, but it certainly hints of great things to come; and that's all we really should ask for in directorial debuts, right? EDIT
Posted Sep 22, 2020
4/5 A Good Woman Is Hard to Find (2019) Harris Dang A Good Woman Is Hard To Find is a punchy, uncompromising crime thriller that delivers exactly what it promises and is a fantastic showcase for the talents of both director Abner Pastoll and lead actress Sarah Bolger. EDIT
Posted Sep 22, 2020
4/5 Dark Whispers - Volume 1 (2019) Harris Dang It is great to see horror projects that show that great horror cinema is about compelling ideas involving the human condition that make us tick and not just about copious amounts of blood and gore and Dark Whispers - Vol. 1 absolutely delivers. EDIT
Posted Sep 22, 2020
4.5/5 Greener Grass (2019) Harris Dang There is so much to unpack in Greener Grass and the only way to truly understand the world of it is to see the film. One of the funniest comedies of 2019, the film is sure to be a cult classic. EDIT
Posted Sep 22, 2020
4.5/5 Fagara (2019) Harris Dang Fagara is not only a great return to form for director Heiward Mak; not only it is her best film to date, but it is one of the best Hong Kong films of the year. EDIT
Posted Sep 22, 2020
4/5 God Exists, Her Name Is Petrunya (2019) Harris Dang The film may not explore its themes of political intrigue/sexual politics as well as it should and the ending can be seen as a bit abrupt for some but in the end, God Exists, Her Name Is Petrunya is a film that does more than enough to succeed. EDIT
Posted Sep 22, 2020
4/5 SoulMate (2016) Harris Dang Soul Mate is a fantastic time-spanning drama and an endearing love-letter to friendship with two excellent performances from Zhou and Ma, and assured direction from Tsang that is sure to make the audience shed a few tears. EDIT
Posted Sep 22, 2020
5/5 Marlina the Murderer in Four Acts (2017) Harris Dang Marlina the Murderer in Four Acts is a brilliant female-driven arthouse/grindhouse rape-revenge Western that manages to endear, repulse, emotionally stir, mesmerize and propel in the best of ways. EDIT
Posted Sep 22, 2020
4/5 The Paper Tigers (2020) Harris Dang The Paper Tigers is a charming and heartfelt throwback to the martial arts films that were more about the spirit of said art and not just about the combat within; with great fight scenes, genial comedy, a nostalgic old-school and a great message. EDIT
Posted Sep 22, 2020
4/5 The Dark and the Wicked (2020) Harris Dang The Dark and the Wicked a great horror effort from writer/director Bryan Bertino; with great performances and a fantastic melding of human drama and haunting scares that provides ample proof that he is improving as a filmmaker. Recommended. EDIT
Posted Sep 11, 2020
3 out of 5 Mulan (2020) Valerie Kalfrin Mulan's story always did lend itself to spectacle. ... But most significantly -- and discomforting -- [this version] gives Mulan superpowers. ... It's a shame that someone decided she needed a sprinkling of pixie dust. EDIT
Posted Sep 7, 2020
4.5/5 Get Duked! (2019) Harris Dang Throw in a brisk runtime and a shrewdly clever ending that ties everything in a neat bow and you have a stellar, laugh-out-loud comedy that is one of the best films of 2020. Get Duked! is a fantastic directorial debut from Ninian Doff. EDIT
Posted Aug 28, 2020
3.5/5 Chemical Hearts (2020) Harris Dang With solid acting from its two leads and sharp direction from Richard Tanne, Chemical Hearts is a well-told tale about first love that takes the high road in its storytelling; making it more dramatically satisfying and substantial than expected. EDIT
Posted Aug 27, 2020
4/5 The Beach House (2019) Harris Dang Overall, "The Beach House" is a sterling example in how meagre resources can inspire creativity and fantastic efforts from the committed and writer/director Brown and his cast and crew have a hauntingly nightmarish piece of work. EDIT
Posted Jul 27, 2020
3/5 The Dinner Party (2020) Harris Dang The Dinner Party is an effectively creepy horror flick with game performances and a gleefully dark sense of humour; even if it bites a bit more than it can chew. EDIT
Posted Jun 22, 2020
0.5/5 Amulet (2020) Andrea Thompson Juri and Secareanu also try to make their budding relationship a kind of possession which threatens to engulf one or both of them, but Garai, who also wrote, just doesn't give them enough of a foundation to truly evoke much of a reaction. EDIT
Posted Feb 4, 2020
3.5/5 Frozen II (2019) Valerie Kalfrin [A]n ultimately satisfying story of more mature themes for an audience that's grown out of the dress-up stage. EDIT
Posted Jan 14, 2020
3.5/5 Galveston (2018) Valerie Kalfrin [Galveston] starts off like a dramatic thriller but winds up, like its characters, on an unexpected and affecting journey. EDIT
Posted Oct 21, 2019
4/5 This Changes Everything (2018) Valerie Kalfrin [P]acks enough statistics and anecdotes from top names in the industry about gender inequality ... to prove eye-opening, even to those who support women in film and television. EDIT
Posted Oct 21, 2019