Confessions From A Geek Mind

Confessions From A Geek Mind is not a Tomatometer-approved publication. Reviews from this publication only count toward the Tomatometer® when written by the following Tomatometer-approved critic(s): Kelechi Ehenulo
Rating Title/Year Author
4/5 Tenet (2020) Kelechi Ehenulo TENET falters to crystallise all its sophisticated and complex mechanics, but as an enthralling piece of cinema where imagination meets scale and ambition, it is the epitome of Nolan at his best. EDIT
Posted Sep 3, 2020
4.5/5 The Irishman (2019) Kelechi Ehenulo Reiterating my love of Scorsese, it's his ability to experiment that makes him a compelling director. Every film he directs is worth the time, and The Irishman lives up to that billing. EDIT
Posted Sep 3, 2020
4/5 First Love (2019) Kelechi Ehenulo ...who said romance was dead? EDIT
Posted Sep 3, 2020
4/5 A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood (2019) Kelechi Ehenulo Under any other director, this could have been a misguided misstep. But here, as a fitting tribute to Fred Rogers' legacy, with all of its quirky ingenuity and resolute application, just illustrates how truly special this film is. EDIT
Posted Sep 3, 2020
4/5 Ford v Ferrari (2019) Kelechi Ehenulo James Mangold delivers a high-octane thrill ride that goes from 0 to 7,000 rpm. EDIT
Posted Sep 3, 2020
3/5 The Two Popes (2019) Kelechi Ehenulo Hopkins and Pryce are a joy to watch, relishing every 'Odd Couple', back and forth moment on their belief systems. EDIT
Posted Sep 3, 2020
4/5 Marriage Story (2019) Kelechi Ehenulo A moving, unflinching, uncompromising and devastating portrait on divorce. EDIT
Posted Sep 3, 2020
4.5/5 Jojo Rabbit (2019) Kelechi Ehenulo Taika achieves the impossible, balancing an enjoyable mix between satirical comedy, heartfelt sentiment and poignancy. EDIT
Posted Sep 3, 2020
1/5 Wounds (2019) Kelechi Ehenulo Honestly, you could search for answers within this film, but you won't find it - the plot is the equivalent of a Where's Wally joke. EDIT
Posted Sep 3, 2020
4.5/5 The Lighthouse (2019) Kelechi Ehenulo If you ever had a desire to be a lighthouse keeper, I guarantee you, Robert Eggers' The Lighthouse will make you re-think that profession! EDIT
Posted Sep 3, 2020
4/5 Just Mercy (2019) Kelechi Ehenulo Just Mercy may rely on formulaic structures and predictability to illustrate its point, especially in its highly charged final third, but it is hard to walk away from this film without being moved. EDIT
Posted Sep 3, 2020
4.5/5 Waves (2019) Kelechi Ehenulo Waves simply cannot be viewed as a passive, cinematic experience; Its upfront, rollercoaster refusal to entertain that perspective just highlights how uniquely rare it is to watch a film that purposely leaves a profound effect on you. EDIT
Posted Sep 3, 2020
3/5 Color Out of Space (2019) Kelechi Ehenulo Depending on your mood, Color Out of Space will either be an entertaining yet manic escapade of fun or a disappointing adaptation of Lovecraft's source material. EDIT
Posted Sep 3, 2020
2.5/5 Miles Davis: Birth of the Cool (2019) Kelechi Ehenulo Miles Davis was a complex, 'larger than life' personality, and the documentary makes an admirable effort to summarise his life, it just deserved more than this footnote summary. EDIT
Posted Sep 3, 2020
4/5 Tell Me Who I Am (2019) Kelechi Ehenulo A harrowing yet cathartic tale of sibling healing and a dark family secret. EDIT
Posted Sep 3, 2020
5/5 Knives Out (2019) Kelechi Ehenulo Rian Johnson's Knives Out is an energetic blast, not only a landmark undertaking in skill, craft, nuance, and entertaining hilarity but makes a confident and exceptional call to be considered as one of the best films of the year. EDIT
Posted Sep 3, 2020
4/5 The Report (2019) Kelechi Ehenulo A comprehensive, emotional gut-punch search for the truth. EDIT
Posted Sep 3, 2020
4.5/5 The Last Black Man in San Francisco (2019) Kelechi Ehenulo As one of the best films of the festival, The Last Black Man in San Francisco reminds you why cinema was invented. With sincere, heartfelt moments that run the spectrum, Talbot's direction is a stellar debut that leaves you breathless. EDIT
Posted Sep 3, 2020
3/5 The King (2019) Kelechi Ehenulo For all of its ominous and operatic performances, it's the supporting cast that gives The King its watchable credibility. EDIT
Posted Sep 3, 2020
3.5/5 The Personal History of David Copperfield (2019) Kelechi Ehenulo ...to give [Armando Iannucci's] latest film credit, he delivers something that is a departure from his previous venture for something that is genuinely from the heart. EDIT
Posted Sep 3, 2020
4/5 The Dude in Me (2017) Kelechi Ehenulo The Dude in Me doesn't 're-invent the wheel', but proves there's still life in body-swap films. EDIT
Posted Sep 3, 2020
4/5 Bad Education (2019) Kelechi Ehenulo ...as a slice of compelling entertainment, Bad Education brings out the best in Hugh Jackman, and given its timely relevancy, it goes to show how America still has some learning to do. EDIT
Posted Sep 3, 2020
4/5 I Lost My Body (2019) Kelechi Ehenulo There's no doubt that this is a film with a soul. With its 'leap of faith' analogy into the unknown, it's an artful reminder of embracing change and resiliency that accompanies heartbreak and joy. EDIT
Posted Sep 3, 2020
2/5 Lucky Grandma (2019) Kelechi Ehenulo Praise must be given for its attempted approach to do something different with the genre...But in the end, it's a broad stroke commentary that runs out of steam, resulting in an underwhelming film despite Tsai Chin delivering a career best. EDIT
Posted Sep 3, 2020
2/5 Little Monsters (2019) Kelechi Ehenulo Is it a complete disaster? No, but for what it is worth, Little Monsters should have been better than what we got. EDIT
Posted Sep 3, 2020
3.5/5 The Peanut Butter Falcon (2019) Kelechi Ehenulo A beautiful, sentimental journey of self-discovery. EDIT
Posted Sep 3, 2020
4/5 It: Chapter Two (2019) Kelechi Ehenulo It Chapter Two is a faithful and satisfying conclusion we deserve. It was always going to be a challenge to re-capture lightning in a bottle knowing the bases it had to cover. But it embraces all of its craziness (faults and all)... EDIT
Posted Aug 27, 2020
3/5 Once Upon a Time... In Hollywood (2019) Kelechi Ehenulo Once Upon a Time...in Hollywood showcases the best and worst of Tarantino. EDIT
Posted Aug 27, 2020
2/5 The Lion King (2019) Kelechi Ehenulo The Lion King boxes itself in a corner, trapped by the constraints of its realistic and over-indulgent animation in a forgettable, shallow exercise that solely relies on our nostalgia as if that was enough to give it a free pass. EDIT
Posted Aug 27, 2020
3/5 Spider-Man: Far From Home (2019) Kelechi Ehenulo Spider-Man: Far From Home is far from perfect (get what I did there), but relying on that overt Marvel confidence, it's a fitting epilogue to close out the series. EDIT
Posted Aug 27, 2020
4/5 Toy Story 4 (2019) Kelechi Ehenulo Toy Story 4 proves there's still life in these toys in an emotionally heartfelt tale. EDIT
Posted Aug 27, 2020
4/5 Avengers: Endgame (2019) Kelechi Ehenulo Endgame is nothing short of a deserved send-off to the Infinity Saga, stamping an impressive mark on the cultural psyche. It has been one hell of a ride. EDIT
Posted Aug 27, 2020
4.5/5 Us (2019) Kelechi Ehenulo What Us demonstrates is that Jordan Peele is not a one-hit wonder. It's easy to compare him to cinematic greats like Hitchcock or Kubrick, but he's already established that he is in a league of his own. EDIT
Posted Aug 27, 2020
3/5 Captain Marvel (2019) Kelechi Ehenulo Despite the notable limitations, Captain Marvel delightfully serves its purpose both as a final cornerstone in this epic-long saga but the inspiration gained from seeing a female superhero on screen. EDIT
Posted Aug 27, 2020
4/5 Mary Poppins Returns (2018) Kelechi Ehenulo Evoking the same spirit as the original, Mary Poppins Returns is a pitch-perfect and sentimental celebration of life. As the mythical nanny would say, it was "practically perfect in every way". EDIT
Posted Aug 27, 2020
3/5 Stan & Ollie (2018) Kelechi Ehenulo Stan & Ollie was made with love and affection, one that immortalises the duo's emotional contribution to the cinematic world but builds enough curiosity to venture out and explore their legacy and back-catalogue. EDIT
Posted Aug 27, 2020
3.5/5 The Sisters Brothers (2018) Kelechi Ehenulo Daring itself to be different and welcomed by some outstanding performances from its four leads, it's not destined to change the world, but you won't regret watching it either. EDIT
Posted Aug 27, 2020
5/5 If Beale Street Could Talk (2018) Kelechi Ehenulo If Beale Street Could Talk leaves us with a resounding poetic message of profound beauty, love and enduring unity amongst social injustice. EDIT
Posted Aug 27, 2020
4.5/5 The Favourite (2018) Kelechi Ehenulo The Favourite is wickedly hysterical in a near perfect film and a career-best for Yorgos Lanthimos. EDIT
Posted Aug 27, 2020
3/5 When the Screaming Stops (1973) Kelechi Ehenulo To an average viewer, After the Screaming Stops is an insightful, cathartic piece despite missing possible avenues of exploration. To a Brosette, it's Christmas. You may already know some of the dedicated facts, but it's a gift that keeps on giving. EDIT
Posted Aug 27, 2020
4/5 Suspiria (2018) Kelechi Ehenulo Suspiria will undoubtedly split audiences...But for those not put off by its open-minded intentions or its visible flaws, it will sublimely leave you bewitched. EDIT
Posted Aug 27, 2020
1/5 Life Itself (2018) Kelechi Ehenulo It's so over the top and contrived in its manipulative melodrama and forced emotions, I was doing enough eye-rolls to become a Limp Bizkit track. EDIT
Posted Aug 27, 2020
4/5 They Shall Not Grow Old (2018) Kelechi Ehenulo It's groundbreaking on its technological features and will be remembered for that as a profound reinforcement. But it's the empathetic solidarity and resilience that reign supreme. EDIT
Posted Aug 27, 2020
2/5 Destroyer (2018) Kelechi Ehenulo Destroyer should have been satisfyingly better than what we got. It deserved more based on Kusama's previous record of Jennifer's Body and The Invitation. Kidman keeps the interest levels high enough, but it's not sufficient to save it in a mix-bag affair EDIT
Posted Aug 27, 2020
4/5 Fahrenheit 11/9 (2018) Kelechi Ehenulo Recent events have dictated [Moore's] latest drive back in the documentary saddle, but he has channelled that pain into making one of the most commanding and compelling documentaries he has done since Bowling for Columbine. EDIT
Posted Aug 27, 2020
4/5 Won't You Be My Neighbor? (2018) Kelechi Ehenulo Won't You Be My Neighbor? packs a reflective and thoughtful punch that reminds you of the good in the world. EDIT
Posted Aug 27, 2020
5/5 The Old Man & the Gun (2018) Kelechi Ehenulo Somehow you don't think this will be the end for Robert Redford. That's not the lasting impression that Lowery leaves. But if he does keep to his promise, then his swan song ends on a high note. EDIT
Posted Aug 27, 2020
5/5 Sorry to Bother You (2018) Kelechi Ehenulo Boots Riley celebrates the surreal and satirical absurdity of our world, and it's so fantastically unique that it's unlike any film I've seen. EDIT
Posted Aug 27, 2020
5/5 Widows (2018) Kelechi Ehenulo It's a rare experience when you watch a film that you didn't want to end, and it's not every day where I call out something that merits five stars. But this is a five-star film, continuing McQueen's outstanding record in filmmaking. EDIT
Posted Aug 27, 2020
4/5 Mandy (2018) Kelechi Ehenulo No matter what side of the cinematic spectrum you sit on, Mandy needs to be seen to be believed. EDIT
Posted Aug 27, 2020