Culture Mix

Culture Mix is not a Tomatometer-approved publication. Reviews from this publication only count toward the Tomatometer® when written by the following Tomatometer-approved critic(s): Carla Hay
Rating Title/Year Author
Siberia (2019) Carla Hay An irritating, self-indulgent, incoherent bore ... It's one of those garbage movies that's pretentious and lacking in self-awareness at how bad it is. The only reason why people might praise this movie is because there are famous names involved. EDIT
Posted Jul 24, 2021
Old (2021) Carla Hay The only thing that gets really old quickly in Old is how this abysmally bad horror movie keeps shoving ludicrous dialogue, dumb plot holes, and tiresome characters in viewers' faces ... [It's] a pile-on of inconsistent and ill-conceived science fiction. EDIT
Posted Jul 23, 2021
Snake Eyes: G.I. Joe Origins (2021) Carla Hay It's a frequently dull parade of sloppily filmed action clichés and no-talent acting by some of the movie's cast members ... Snake Eyes: G.I. Joe Origins doesn't look like money well-spent. EDIT
Posted Jul 22, 2021
How It Ends (2021) Carla Hay In this time-wasting apocalyptic comedy, the end of the world is depicted as Los Angeles hipsters and weirdos acting as annoying as possible and thinking that they're hilarious. You can see that on Hollywood Boulevard for free. EDIT
Posted Jul 21, 2021
El cuartito (2021) Carla Hay [It] mistakenly gives the impression that it's a satirical comedy about how people in Puerto Rico were affected by immigration policies of the Donald Trump administration. The movie is really just a silly hodgepodge of ludicrous scenarios with no edge. EDIT
Posted Jul 21, 2021
Sweet Thing (2020) Carla Hay Sweet Thing is in black and white, but the movie aptly shows how problems of abuse, parental neglect, and family dysfunction are experienced in life's shades of gray ... The children are really the heart and soul of the movie. EDIT
Posted Jul 20, 2021
Love Type D (2019) Carla Hay Someone should've told the filmmakers of Love Type D that it's neither funny nor cute to do a romantic comedy about a woman who spends most of the movie stalking an ex-boyfriend who dumped her. It's pathetic ... [And it's] an appalling mess of a movie. EDIT
Posted Jul 19, 2021
The God Committee (2021) Carla Hay [It] has enough gripping suspense that it didn't need a futuristic subplot about [pig heart transplant] experiments ... All the principal cast members give very good performances, [so] any other flaws of the movie are overshadowed by these assets. EDIT
Posted Jul 18, 2021
Too Late (2021) Carla Hay The only thing scary about the horror comedy Too Late is that people thought this painfully unfunny dud was good enough to make into a movie. It's a fake feminist movie [where] a woman who wants men to be killed [is] supposed to be 'female empowerment.' EDIT
Posted Jul 17, 2021
Roadrunner: A Film About Anthony Bourdain (2021) Carla Hay Roadrunner is mostly a celebration of [Anthony] Bourdain's life, which was unpredictable, wild, and filled with extreme ups and downs ... It's evident that Roadrunner director [Morgan] Neville has compassion for the loved ones who were left behind. EDIT
Posted Jul 16, 2021
A Perfect Enemy (2021) Carla Hay A Perfect Enemy keeps a certain level of suspense, but too much of this psychological thriller is undone by subpar acting, dialogue that rambles, and a sluggish pace during the middle of the movie. The movie's ending is a big disappointment. EDIT
Posted Jul 16, 2021
Kid Candidate (2021) Carla Hay [This documentary] takes a fascinating look at how a musician in his mid-20s launched an unorthodox political campaign to become a city council member in Amarillo, Texas. What started as a joke turned into an experience that changed people's lives. EDIT
Posted Jul 14, 2021
Escape Room: Tournament of Champions (2021) Carla Hay Viewers will feel trapped in this badly made horror sequel, which consists mostly of idiotic scenes of people yelling at each other while they unrealistically solve convoluted puzzles in a very short period of time. EDIT
Posted Jul 14, 2021
First Date (2021) Carla Hay First Date is the type of time-wasting movie where characters seem to be competing over who can be the most obnoxious. It's a comedy that's not very funny. The violence in the last third of the film is repetitive and monotonous. EDIT
Posted Jul 13, 2021
Werewolves Within (2021) Carla Hay There's a particular art to blending horror and comedy that Werewolves Within achieves with goofy and quirky charm ... It's one of the few video-game-to-movie adaptations that isn't an embarrassment to the video game. EDIT
Posted Jul 12, 2021
The 8th Night (2021) Carla Hay Filled with stylistically chilling imagery, The 8th Night is a somewhat convoluted supernatural horror movie, but the suspenseful and surprising twists can make up for the film's messy final showdown scene. EDIT
Posted Jul 11, 2021
All the Bright Places (2020) Carla Hay Although [it] won't be an easy film to watch for people who are triggered by the same issues that the movie's teen characters are coping with, the intention is to help bring awareness to these issues so that people can get and give help in real life. EDIT
Posted Jul 10, 2021
Endangered Species (2021) Carla Hay Endangered Species is an example of what not do when going on a safari and what not do when making a movie thriller about it. The film's intended preachy message about poaching is overshadowed by the idiotic story. EDIT
Posted Jul 10, 2021
American Fighter (2019) Carla Hay American Fighter uses every possible movie cliché about an 'underdog' fighter who has to beat the odds and surpass people's low expectations to reach a certain goal. There's nothing creative or imaginative about this film. EDIT
Posted Jul 10, 2021
Holler (2020) Carla Hay Holler doesn't break new ground for coming-of-age movies about a teenager who's unsure of what to do after high school. However, the performances in the movie are well-acted and notable in their depiction of working-class life in southern Ohio. EDIT
Posted Jul 9, 2021
The Evil Next Door (2021) Carla Hay The epitome of dull and derivative, The Evil Next Door is a poorly made ripoff of higher-quality horror films about haunted houses where a child is the first person in the house to communicate with the evil spirit. EDIT
Posted Jul 8, 2021
Lansky (2021) Carla Hay Oscar-winning director Martin Scorsese has mastered the art of making movies about American mobsters. [This movie, which is] about real-life 20th century crime boss Meyer Lansky, is one of numerous cheap and trite imitations of a Scorsese gangster film. EDIT
Posted Jul 7, 2021
I Hate the Man in My Basement (2020) Carla Hay It's an intense story that's worth seeking out if you like movies that explore the dark sides of humanity ... The moral of the story is that people don't really know what extreme things they might do until they're pushed to the edge. EDIT
Posted Jul 7, 2021
Ballad of a White Cow (2021) Carla Hay Ballad of a White Cow delivers a quietly devastating portrait of what happens in the aftermath of a wrongly convicted prisoner's execution and how good intentions can be poisonous if they're based in deceit. EDIT
Posted Jul 6, 2021
I Carry You With Me (2020) Carla Hay I Carry You With Me is one couple's real-life love story, but it has an outstanding way of speaking to larger issues of what people will do in the name of love and to make better lives for themselves. EDIT
Posted Jul 5, 2021
Undine (2020) Carla Hay The movie's visuals and acting are compelling, but might not be enough to hold the interest of people who aren't already familiar with the Undine mythology. It's a movie that requires patience and curiosity to see how everything is going to end. EDIT
Posted Jul 4, 2021
Death in Texas (2020) Carla Hay Death in Texas has too many far-fetched scenarios to be taken seriously. Unfortunately, this dreadful crime drama takes itself way too seriously. There's a lot of corny acting from experienced actors who embarrass themselves by being in this movie. EDIT
Posted Jul 4, 2021
Summer of Soul (...Or, When the Revolution Could Not Be Televised) (2021) Carla Hay [It's] the documentary the Harlem Cultural Festival deserves ... Anyone who watches Summer of Soul should experience it on the biggest screen possible. It's the type of documentary that will inspire meaningful discussions and repeat viewings. EDIT
Posted Jul 3, 2021
The Sparks Brothers (2021) Carla Hay [It's] more of a tribute than a well-rounded biography ... The non-stop praise for Sparks can be repetitive. However, the documentary is a fascinating look at the longevity of Sparks and the brotherly dynamics of Sparks members Ron and Russell Mael. EDIT
Posted Jul 2, 2021
Bad Detectives (2021) Carla Hay Bad Detectives should've been titled Bad Acting. Everything about this movie looks like a student film project that wouldn't get a passing grade at a top film school. The best thing about this horrible movie is that it's mercifully only 72 minutes long. EDIT
Posted Jul 2, 2021
The Boss Baby: Family Business (2021) Carla Hay The Boss Baby: Family Business is the equivalent of people promising to tell a good story, but they end up wasting your time with a lot of hyper rambling. This overly cluttered animated movie buries any attempt at clear and concise storytelling. EDIT
Posted Jul 1, 2021
The Forever Purge (2021) Carla Hay Completely predictable and lacking in substance, The Forever Purge tries to come across as a horror movie with a social conscience about racism. The movie is really just a badly written gorefest that uses racist hate crimes as a hook. EDIT
Posted Jun 30, 2021
Black Widow (2021) Carla Hay If you're not familiar with the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU), then Black Widow might be too confusing for long stretches of the movie. For everyone else, Black Widow offers a satisfactory but not particularly outstanding chapter to the MCU. EDIT
Posted Jun 29, 2021
Zola (2020) Carla Hay Zola is not as hilariously bonkers as Spring Breakers, and it's not as well-paced as Hustlers, but there are enough offbeat comedic moments and memorable performances for people curious enough to take this bumpy ride with two very different strippers. EDIT
Posted Jun 28, 2021
Catch the Fair One (2021) Carla Hay Anchored by a memorable performance by Kali Reis, Catch the Fair One is more than just a crime vendetta story. It's also about inequalities in race and social class, told from a Native American perspective that's rarely shown on screen. EDIT
Posted Jun 27, 2021
The Novice (2021) Carla Hay The Novice takes a harrowing and effective look at the dark side of being an overachiever. Isabelle Fuhrman gives a noteworthy performance as a college student who finds out the hard way that winning isn't worth it if you lose yourself in the process. EDIT
Posted Jun 27, 2021
Gaia (2021) Carla Hay Gaia is an intentionally creepy environmentalist film that's dressed up as a horror movie. It's intriguing enough for viewers who have the patience to tolerate slow-paced moments that dilute thrilling action scenes. EDIT
Posted Jun 26, 2021
Censor (2021) Carla Hay Censor is the type of horror movie that won't satisfy people who are looking for a predictable ending, but it succeeds in immersing viewers into the psychological terror of a very disturbed mind. EDIT
Posted Jun 26, 2021
School's Out Forever (2021) Carla Hay There's a good concept that was waiting to be creatively expressed in School's Out Forever, but that concept ended up just like the classes in St. Mark's School for Boys after the apocalypse -- abandoned and permanently dismissed. EDIT
Posted Jun 25, 2021
F9 The Fast Saga (2021) Carla Hay [It's] a sequel that's too bloated, too self-satisfied, and too lazy. This movie needed less stunt casting and more impressive stunts that don't insult people's intelligence ... [It's] a live-action movie written and directed like a sloppy cartoon. EDIT
Posted Jun 25, 2021
Ascension (2021) Carla Hay It's a documentary that's more than just a compilation of 'slice of life' footage, because the movie is presented as a mosaic of a culture ... It's up to viewers to look at all the different segments that are presented and see what the big picture is. EDIT
Posted Jun 24, 2021
as of yet (2021) Carla Hay There have been several scripted movies that take place during the COVID-19 pandemic that have attempted to depict authentic quarantine experiences. The comedy/drama As of Yet is one of the few that gets it right. EDIT
Posted Jun 23, 2021
Mark, Mary & Some Other People (2021) Carla Hay [It's a] very flawed swinger sex comedy made by and for people who want a movie where interracial spouses don't talk about race, and Hispanics in Los Angeles are underrepresented ... The movie is a clumsy mismatch of being very woke and very tone-deaf. EDIT
Posted Jun 22, 2021
Our Ladies (2019) Carla Hay Our Ladies comes across as a movie version of what men think naughty Catholic school girls should be like ... [It's] entertaining overall, but it doesn't ring true when it blatantly omits certain details and nuances of female friendships. EDIT
Posted Jun 20, 2021
The House Next Door: Meet the Blacks 2 (2021) Carla Hay The good news is that The House Next Door: Meet the Blacks 2 knows that it's a silly and vulgar comedy. The bad news is that this movie fails miserably at being funny. EDIT
Posted Jun 19, 2021
Bo Gia (Dad, I'm Sorry) (2021) Carla Hay If you're prone to get headaches from watching movies where most of the actors shout unnecessarily when they over-emote, then make sure that you have some aspirin nearby when watching Bo Gia ... [It] has a problematic way of depicting domestic violence. EDIT
Posted Jun 19, 2021
12 Mighty Orphans (2021) Carla Hay Unapologetically sentimental and earnest, 12 Mighty Orphans is the type of movie that embraces its hokey tropes and ends up being a charming story ... [even though other] underdog sports movies have covered the same territory in a similar way. EDIT
Posted Jun 18, 2021
Hero Mode (2021) Carla Hay The family film Hero Mode is stuck in one mode: low-quality. This poorly written, predictable movie about a computer gaming whiz has an uneven tone that stumbles back and forth, from cringeworthy comedy to sappy melodrama. EDIT
Posted Jun 17, 2021
Luca (2021) Carla Hay How do you know you're watching a Pixar movie, besides the great visuals? The lead characters are usually male and struggling with identity/self-esteem issues ... and they find out the meaning of life with some tearjerking moments. The End. EDIT
Posted Jun 16, 2021
Flashback (2020) Carla Hay Flashback is an ironic title for this movie because it's so forgettable ... Flashback is supposed to be a psychological thriller, but the only thrill anyone might feel is when this slow train wreck of a movie finally ends. EDIT
Posted Jun 15, 2021