Ready Steady Cut

Ready Steady Cut is not a Tomatometer-approved publication. Reviews from this publication only count toward the Tomatometer® when written by the following Tomatometer-approved critic(s): Daniel Hart, Jonathon Wilson
Rating Title/Year Author
4/5 George Lopez: We'll do it for Half (2020) Daniel Hart This was my first experience with George Lopez and I'm glad Netflix brought it to my attention - We'll Do It For Half is a blast. EDIT
Posted Jul 1, 2020
3.5/5 A Secret Love (2020) Jonathon Wilson It's a wholesome and lovely film and an undeniable crowd-pleaser well-suited to a streaming release - perhaps even more so than its planned debut at the canceled SXSW festival. EDIT
Posted Jun 26, 2020
2/5 Rich in Love (2020) Jonathon Wilson Some cultural specificity gives Rich in Love some texture, but not enough; it's a frivolous thing so imbalanced that it can't help but topple over into aimlessness. EDIT
Posted Jun 26, 2020
3/5 Mrs. Serial Killer (2020) Jonathon Wilson You might remember Fernandez from such films as Netflix's utterly woeful Drive, but try not to think too much about that. EDIT
Posted Jun 26, 2020
3.5/5 The Half of It (2020) Jonathon Wilson The Half of It, new today, seems like something of a remedy to that - an undeniably but not tokenistically progressive affair from writer-director Alice Wu about a queer love triangle in the small, simple town of Squahamish. EDIT
Posted Jun 26, 2020
2/5 Eurovision Song Contest: The Story of Fire Saga (0000) Jonathon Wilson Somewhere in that earnest but misguided attempt to expose an American audience to the hairsprayed, sequinned pleasures of the competition, it also wants to tell an uplifting, sincere love story. In two tortuously long hours, it accomplishes neither. EDIT
Posted Jun 26, 2020
3.5/5 Justice League Dark: Apokolips War (2020) Jonathon Wilson A faithful adaptation this is not, obviously, since there was really no way it could have been. But in the spirit of balls-to-the-wall crossover climaxes, this film makes quite a case for itself. EDIT
Posted Jun 26, 2020
2.5 The Lodge (2019) Jonathon Wilson If there's a reason to watch The Lodge, it's Keough, who resists the urge to go Full Collette in her depiction of spiraling despair. It's a controlled performance in a film that tries its very best to push her into hysteria. EDIT
Posted Jun 26, 2020
1.5/5 The Wrong Missy (2020) Jonathon Wilson It's a weird year for movies, obviously, but in Tyler Spindel's new Netflix Original cringe-comedy The Wrong Missy, Lauren Lapkus pulls off what might be 2020's most impressive cinematic feat: She's somehow more annoying than David Spade. EDIT
Posted Jun 26, 2020
2.5 Capone (2020) Jonathon Wilson To what extent Capone is biographical or autobiographical is part of its ignoble appeal. It's the rare biopic that takes a prominent figure and chooses to hone in on the period of their life furthest from what led them to prominence in the first place. EDIT
Posted Jun 26, 2020
2/5 Gretel & Hansel (2020) Jonathon Wilson You know where all this is going - or perhaps you don't, I suppose, but you won't be particularly impressed when it gets there either way. EDIT
Posted Jun 26, 2020
4/5 I'm No Longer Here (2019) Jonathon Wilson While the film might occasionally feel its length, it boasts a strong sense of style, musicality, and vibrancy; its lived-in setting is observed by cinematographer Damian Garcia in interested long takes, the way one might study a rare species. EDIT
Posted Jun 26, 2020
4/5 The Vast of Night (2019) Jonathon Wilson The Vast of Night is a savvy and well-oiled work of genre craftsmanship that suggests great things in the future of Andrew Patterson. The next knock at his door won't be the Russians, but Hollywood coming a-calling. EDIT
Posted Jun 26, 2020
2.5/5 () Jonathon Wilson These things, though, are constantly at war with a screenplay (also by Fredrick) that can't help but succumb to its worst impulses, abandoning a focus on a heinous criminal case to instead get too twisty and turn-y for its own good. EDIT
Posted Jun 26, 2020
2/5 7500 (2019) Jonathon Wilson But as much as it pains me to lean on such a fitting cliché, 7500 can't stick that landing. Eventually Vollrath wanders into distressingly melodramatic territory that sucks away any tension like the plane's windows had been shattered mid-flight. EDIT
Posted Jun 26, 2020
2/5 Debt Collectors (2020) Jonathon Wilson Everyone else will have to put up with a surprisingly and disappointingly tame reunion for both French and Sue and Adkins and Johnson; ironically enough, what Debt Collectors fails to drum up is any kind of interest. EDIT
Posted Jun 26, 2020
3.5/5 Spelling the Dream (2020) Jonathon Wilson We live in a time of global pandemics, reusable rockets, and unprecedented racial, cultural, and political division - but even among all the wacky weirdness of 2020, one thing remains constant: Indian Americans are better at spelling than you are. EDIT
Posted Jun 26, 2020
1.5/5 The Last Days of American Crime (2020) Jonathon Wilson The Last Days of American Crime is somehow a worse film than all of those mentioned above; a gratingly self-serious litany of clichés against an uninteresting dystopian backdrop that sticks around for about two hours longer than it should. EDIT
Posted Jun 26, 2020
3.5/5 Choked: Paisa Bolta Hai (2020) Jonathon Wilson It's a solid story with the surety of Netflix's ample budget behind it, though, and it's also a story that was worth telling and will likely resonate with many. EDIT
Posted Jun 26, 2020
1/5 365 Days (2020) Jonathon Wilson It's only on the strength of its looking-good-naked leads and their palpable hot people chemistry that the film remains perversely watchable, though at two hours it's more an exercise in cinematic self-flagellation than high-trash entertainment. EDIT
Posted Jun 26, 2020
4/5 Be Water (2020) Jonathon Wilson But the cynical are not the target audience of this exceptional biography, which takes a conventional format and imbues it with its subject's own philosophies as well as timely meditations on race, racism, and how they relate to the American story. EDIT
Posted Jun 26, 2020
3.5 Dads (2019) Jonathon Wilson The point, I suppose, is that these celebrities are just like us. Their kids are sick in their mouths! But they're not like us, not really, and seeing twinkly-eyed metaphors about fatherhood from A-listers doesn't make me feel any kinship with them. EDIT
Posted Jun 24, 2020
4/5 Disclosure: Trans Lives on Screen (2020) Jonathon Wilson It's the brazenness that gets you, at least after you've got over the sheer consistency of it. From small screen to large, trans people have and in large part continue to be treated with at best suspicion and at worst blatant antagonism. EDIT
Posted Jun 24, 2020
2.5/5 Feel the Beat (2020) Jonathon Wilson It's in these kids and their bond that the film's heart resides. But the cuteness isn't enough to make up for a run-of-the-mill storyline and a thin script. Far from feeling the beat, what you'll mostly feel is that you've seen it all before. EDIT
Posted Jun 24, 2020
2/5 Lost Bullet (2020) Jonathon Wilson Lost Bullet, or Balle Perdue, falls into the latter category; it's a bland, thin, formulaic genre vehicle that sticks around just long enough to be grating before speeding off to an overlooked fate among Netflix's crowded thumbnails. EDIT
Posted Jun 24, 2020
4/5 Athlete A (2020) Daniel Hart Athlete A is insightful and upsetting at the same time and it's difficult not to wonder how many other organizations out there have the same, silent, systematic problem. EDIT
Posted Jun 23, 2020