All Movie Guide

All Movie Guide is not a Tomatometer-approved publication. Reviews from this publication only count toward the Tomatometer when written by the following Tomatometer-approved critic(s): Dan Jardine, Josh Ralske
Rating Title/Year Author
2/5 Ghost in the Shell (2017) Jack Rodgers The basic plot outline of Ghost in the Shell has been jammed into a typical blockbuster narrative about the self-actualization of a Chosen One... EDIT
Posted Apr 1, 2017
4.5/5 Inside Out (2015) Jack Rodgers ...nothing less than one of the most complex, ambitious, and abstract movies that Hollywood has ever released with the hope that it will do blockbuster business. EDIT
Posted Oct 20, 2016
3.5/5 Grand Piano (2013) Jack Rodgers ...a slick, entertaining night out at the theater based on nothing but pure style and a propulsive plot. EDIT
Posted Oct 19, 2016
2/5 Bridgend (2016) Jack Rodgers Without any sense of time or place to anchor the story and give it meaning, it becomes little more than an endless parade of misery. EDIT
Posted Oct 19, 2016
3/5 Crimson Peak (2015) Jack Rodgers Watching Crimson Peak, it's tempting to wonder if Guillermo del Toro should continue on as a filmmaker or retire to become a designer of theme-park attractions. EDIT
Posted Oct 19, 2016
2.5/5 Ashby (2015) Jack Rodgers ...any glimmers of a raw, electrifying performance from Rourke - an actor nearly incapable of being boring - are buried underneath a metric ton of barely developed story lines. EDIT
Posted Oct 19, 2016
2/5 The Wild Life (2016) Jack Rodgers The Wild Life is so inept that it feels like huge chunks of it are missing... EDIT
Posted Oct 19, 2016
2.5/5 The Woman in Black 2: Angel of Death (2014) Jack Rodgers The Woman in Black 2: Angel of Death has a great sense of atmosphere, and unfortunately, little else. EDIT
Posted Oct 19, 2016
4/5 The Overnight (2015) Jack Rodgers Funny, humane, kinky, and painfully honest, it's a movie that will get under your skin. EDIT
Posted Oct 19, 2016
2/5 Dirty Weekend (2015) Jack Rodgers ...at this point, Neil LaBute seems to have the same level of insight into sex and relationships as Sin City creator Frank Miller does into violence and criminality. EDIT
Posted Oct 19, 2016
3/5 Hungry Hearts (2014) Jack Rodgers ...Hungry Hearts never goes any further than preying on some pretty basic fears. EDIT
Posted Oct 19, 2016
4.5/5 Slow West (2015) Jack Rodgers ...this is still an astonishingly assured first film, one that synthesizes familiar ingredients into something that's wildly entertaining and feels new. EDIT
Posted Oct 19, 2016
3/5 Snowden (2016) Jack Rodgers Snowden might be a gripping thriller (with this subject matter, how could it not?), yet it feels like a lot of the nuance has been ironed out of it in order to fit into a conventional, 134-minute narrative. EDIT
Posted Oct 19, 2016
The Phantom of the Opera (1943) Dan Jardine Lon Chaney created such an empathetic villain that it was nearly impossible not to root for him EDIT
Posted Nov 13, 2015
4.5/5 Shampoo (1975) A sex comedy crossed with social satire, Shampoo is a vital 1970s Hollywood work. EDIT
Posted Apr 17, 2012
5/5 A Woman Under the Influence (1974) It remains Cassavetes' most successful film, both commercially and artistically. EDIT
Posted Mar 29, 2011
4/5 The Living Wake (2007) Derek Armstrong The Living Wake is the kind of whimsical material from which cult classics are built, and it has a happy excess of bigness. EDIT
Posted May 21, 2010
In My Sleep (2009) Nathan Southern The ludicrousness of the erotic scenes, such as the masseuse client sequence, points to the film's complete disconnectedness from any sort of recognizable reality. EDIT
Posted Apr 23, 2010
Defendor (2009) Jeremy Wheeler Maybe what's most fresh about Defendor is the plausibility of it all. EDIT
Posted Feb 26, 2010
6/10 Bubble Boy (2001) Josh Ralske The film is only sporadically funny, and it's frequently in poor taste, but it's got energy to spare, and Gyllenhaal's performance gives it a soul. EDIT
Posted Dec 11, 2007
7/10 Spin (1995) Josh Ralske [The] film's real service is in explicating how the media's inability to inform audiences and reflect the political spectrum of our culture is a systemic problem. EDIT
Posted Oct 31, 2007
6/10 Stoked: The Rise and Fall of Gator (2003) Josh Ralske A near-perfect time capsule of a specific moment in our culture, and a telling analysis of instant celebrity and the fickleness of youth culture. EDIT
Posted Oct 26, 2007
5/10 The Education of Sonny Carson (1974) Josh Ralske There's such a wealth of genuine anger and sadness underlying the film that it transcends [its] flaws. EDIT
Posted Oct 26, 2007
5/10 Pups (1999) Josh Ralske If Stevie didn't seem like such a real and basically ordinary teen, the film wouldn't be so compelling. EDIT
Posted Oct 26, 2007
6/10 American Experience (2004) Josh Ralske A moving and troubling documentary. EDIT
Posted Oct 26, 2007
5/10 The Loveless (1983) Josh Ralske A strange, but compelling amalgam of art film and homage to the American International Pictures biker flicks of the 1960s. EDIT
Posted Oct 26, 2007
5/10 Mayor of the Sunset Strip (2003) Josh Ralske A film that critiques our obsession with celebrity while simultaneously exploiting it. EDIT
Posted Oct 26, 2007
7/10 Mon Ennemi Intime (1999) Josh Ralske A thoughtful and clever examination by the director of his longstanding friendship and creative partnership with the late Klaus Kinski. EDIT
Posted Oct 26, 2007
6/10 Sunshine Hotel (2001) Josh Ralske Dominic has made a film of heart and intelligence about those subsisting on the margins of society. EDIT
Posted Oct 26, 2007
5/10 Cinemania (2002) Josh Ralske Cinemania might have been a more edifying experience if it really delved into the roots of this obsession. EDIT
Posted Oct 26, 2007
6/10 The Kill-Off (1989) Josh Ralske An ugly, low budget noir that...somehow manages to capture the spirit of Jim Thompson's writing. EDIT
Posted Oct 26, 2007
7/10 Laws of Gravity (1992) Josh Ralske ...A sustained level of tension that few street dramas can match. EDIT
Posted Oct 26, 2007
7/10 The Trials of Henry Kissinger (2002) Josh Ralske A fast-paced documentary that entertains as it informs. EDIT
Posted Oct 26, 2007
9/10 Burden of Dreams (1982) Josh Ralske A fascinating portrait of a filmmaker pushed to the outer edge of sanity... EDIT
Posted Oct 26, 2007
The Prestige (2006) Perry Seibert The Prestige is the cinematic equivalent of watching a Penn & Teller show. EDIT
Posted Oct 19, 2006
4/5 () Josh Ralske Easily ranks with von Trier's best work. EDIT
Posted Aug 5, 2006
4/5 Masculine-Feminine (1966) Josh Ralske Quote not available. EDIT
Posted Aug 5, 2006
3/5 The Funeral (1996) Josh Ralske Quote not available. EDIT
Posted Aug 5, 2006
6/10 () Josh Ralske ...Gordon again demonstrates his unique talent for mixing quirky, uneasy laughs with genuine horror. EDIT
Posted Aug 5, 2006
7/10 Isolation (2005) Josh Ralske Fans of good old-fashioned creature features should be very pleased... EDIT
Posted Aug 5, 2006
3/10 Kinetta (2005) Josh Ralske ...doesn't add up to much, aside from an enervating moviegoing experience. EDIT
Posted Aug 5, 2006
5/10 Cavite (2005) Josh Ralske ...there's...a certain unseemliness to the endeavor that is difficult to dismiss. EDIT
Posted Aug 5, 2006
8/10 Geuk jang jeon (Tale of Cinema) (2005) Josh Ralske ...richly inventive and consistently fascinating filmmaking... EDIT
Posted Aug 5, 2006
7/10 The Young Lieutenant (2005) Josh Ralske ...an exemplary genre piece, melding a down-and-dirty 1970s vibe with a very modern perspective on the globalized nature of contemporary Paris. EDIT
Posted Aug 5, 2006
5/10 I'm Reed Fish (2007) Josh Ralske ...demonstrates a lot of talent, but it's another case of a neophyte filmmaker not recognizing where his true strengths lie EDIT
Posted Aug 5, 2006
7/10 Brothers of the Head (2005) Josh Ralske ...despite outlandish subject matter that might lend itself to something more lurid or camp, it treats its characters and their story with refreshing restraint and seriousness. EDIT
Posted Aug 5, 2006
10/10 Old Joy (2006) Josh Ralske ...the landscape it maps is as much spiritual as it is physical, and the personal story it tells is inescapably political... EDIT
Posted Aug 5, 2006
7/10 Color Me Kubrick (2005) Josh Ralske put forth with...an unapologetic sense of depraved fun... EDIT
Posted Aug 5, 2006
7/10 Duelist (2005) Josh Ralske ...its most salient feature is its spectacular visuals. EDIT
Posted Aug 5, 2006
6/10 There Was a Beautiful Girl (2003) Josh Ralske Ek Hasina Thi is not quite the revelation that its champions would like to think it is, but for the most part, it hits its marks. EDIT
Posted Aug 5, 2006