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Alex McLevy

Alex McLevy
Alex McLevy's reviews only count toward the Tomatometer when published at the following Tomatometer-approved publication(s): AV Club

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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
85% Empathy, Inc. (2019) It tells a solid story with verve and deft pacing.‐ AV Club
Read More | Posted Aug 31, 2019
B 88% T.J. Miller: Meticulously Ridiculous (2017) When Miller speaks with an honest voice, his comedy excels, his cracked sensibility and eye for the unusual making for memorable stories and crackerjack bits. When he steps into his more manic persona... it lessens the impact.‐ AV Club
Read More | Posted Aug 1, 2019
No Score Yet Backdraft 2 (2019) This is the kind of brainless but trashily enjoyable film that would suit the bill when you're looking for something to watch hangover on a lazy Sunday afternoon.‐ AV Club
Read More | Posted Jul 8, 2019
71% The Last Unicorn (1982) The Last Unicorn will endure as a film for reasons both intellectual and aesthetic. It's full of rich ideas and revisions of outdated, sexist stereotypes, and thereby feels more modern than many animated classics.‐ AV Club
Read More | Posted Jun 12, 2019
B 100% Knock Down the House (2019) It's awfully close to hagiography, but it also demonstrates why AOC is such a good campaigner.‐ AV Club
Read More | Posted May 2, 2019
C+ 39% The Dirt (2019) If only it could be half as fun as Mötley Crüe thinks it is.‐ AV Club
Read More | Posted Mar 22, 2019
B 81% Brexit (2019) It's reductive and ham-fisted in its direction, sure, but still makes for a breezily engaging tale.‐ AV Club
Read More | Posted Jan 18, 2019
B 79% Fyre Fraud (2019) [A] helpful reminder that, like so many stories, one account can't contain the whole truth.‐ AV Club
Read More | Posted Jan 17, 2019
B+ 91% Fyre (2019) What Smith nails is just how far McFarland's bravado and snake-oil salesman shrewdness really took him before it all collapsed.‐ AV Club
Read More | Posted Jan 17, 2019
B- 54% They Remain (2018) With little in the way of plot (the source material is a short story), this sci-fi-tinged horror film is carried solely by the actors and atmosphere, and in the case of the former, it mostly succeeds.‐ AV Club
Read More | Posted Feb 28, 2018
57% What Happened to Monday (2017) ... a crowd-pleasing game of cat-and-mouse, jazzed up by sci-fi flourishes and a high concept.‐ AV Club
Read More | Posted Dec 14, 2017
82% Tragedy Girls (2017) ... Imagine instead a Heathers that gleefully goes all the way past the point of nihilism, and ends up in a warped funhouse mirror reflection of society that blends camp and satire in equal measure...‐ AV Club
Read More | Posted Dec 14, 2017
89% Joan Didion: The Center Will Not Hold (2017) How vital is Didion? Harrison Ford shows up to discuss being her carpenter in '70s Malibu, and all you want is to get back to Joan.‐ AV Club
Read More | Posted Dec 14, 2017
B 100% Creep 2 (2017) For fans of the original who don't mind the loss of scares, Creep 2 improves on the first film in nearly every way, from tone to dialogue to plot.‐ AV Club
Read More | Posted Oct 24, 2017
B- 60% Jungle (2017) Radcliffe convincingly portrays a man slowly stripped to his barest self, driven along by little more than a primal urge to survive.‐ AV Club
Read More | Posted Oct 17, 2017
B- 25% Rememory (2017) Heading a troupe of excellent actors bringing their A games to this decidedly B-movie material, Dinklage and his fellow performers are a pleasure to watch selling the hell out of this sci-fi-tinged whodunit.‐ AV Club
Read More | Posted Sep 6, 2017
B- 21% Don't Knock Twice (2017) This is the second film in a row where James has proven himself a talented orchestrator of complex low-budget genre fare ... wringing the most out of a limited budget through moxie and smart casting.‐ AV Club
Read More | Posted Feb 1, 2017
56% Pet (2016) The films zigs where you expect a depraved zag, resulting in a smart and unsettling tale ...‐ AV Club
Read More | Posted Dec 1, 2016
B 96% The Beatles: Eight Days a Week - The Touring Years (2016) It's a testament to the buoyancy of the film that such exhausted, well-trod material can still feel fresh.‐ AV Club
Read More | Posted Sep 15, 2016
C- 69% Antibirth (2016) Antibirth feels like a movie retrofitted to justify its climax.‐ AV Club
Read More | Posted Sep 1, 2016
B- 21% Marauders (2016) What makes it watchable despite all the narrative hemming and hawing are the robberies themselves, which are vital and potent thanks to some inventive choices in execution.‐ AV Club
Read More | Posted Jun 29, 2016
B- 26% The Duel (2016) Blessed with solid supporting character work and several scenes of genuine good fun, the movie manages to make its nearly two-hour run-time pass by easily enough, but not so much so that the seams on this patchwork quilt don't still show.‐ AV Club
Read More | Posted Jun 23, 2016
B- 53% Genius (2016) Screenwriter John Logan (Gladiator, Skyfall) keeps things lively, his fleet wit enlivening the formulaic nature of the story, much as he does in another period piece, Penny Dreadful.‐ AV Club
Read More | Posted Jun 9, 2016
C- 25% It's So Easy and Other Lies (2016) The entire thing is basically an hour and a half advertisement for the written version, done as a sort of live audiobook of excerpts from his story-and it's exactly as appealing as that description sounds.‐ AV Club
Read More | Posted Jun 1, 2016
B 97% Nina Forever (2016) The beauty of Nina Forever is how it upends expectations, avoiding any generic resolutions and refusing to fall into stereotypes of male and female behavior.‐ AV Club
Read More | Posted Feb 11, 2016
C 9% Martyrs (2016) Unfortunately, in goosing the momentum, the creators of the film have lost the soul of what was essential to this horrific tale.‐ AV Club
Read More | Posted Jan 21, 2016
B- 71% A Very Murray Christmas (2015) This special trades on the lifetime pass of goodwill Murray has earned, granting him the right to gather together a bunch of his fellow stars and screw around for awhile in front of a camera.‐ AV Club
Read More | Posted Dec 7, 2015
B- 94% All Things Must Pass: The Rise and Fall of Tower Records (2015) If the homilies eventually feel a bit repetitive, the warmth and goodwill generated by the landmark company are conveyed by this earnest and affectionate documentary.‐ AV Club
Read More | Posted Oct 15, 2015
B No Score Yet The Unauthorized Beverly Hills, 90210 Story (2015) For those who fondly remember all the time spent hanging out at The Peach Pit, Lifetime's latest made-for-TV movie equivalent of Behind The Music will find a shameless treat, aimed straight at their nostalgia nerve centers.‐ AV Club
Read More | Posted Oct 5, 2015
B 86% 7 Days in Hell (2015) It serves up just the right combination of silly and sly, and -- rare and wonderful in a comedy -- it knows when to get off the court.‐ AV Club
Read More | Posted Jul 13, 2015
B 95% We Are Still Here (2015) We Are Still Here is the latest iteration of people unwittingly stumbling upon an ancient menace, and it succeeds more than it fails, thanks largely to the nice work of first-time director Ted Geoghegan.‐ AV Club
Read More | Posted Jun 4, 2015
B 89% Bessie (2015) In a cast full of strong performances, Queen Latifah stuns. Quite simply, it's the finest performance she's ever given.‐ AV Club
Read More | Posted May 18, 2015
B 100% Lost Soul: The Doomed Journey of Richard Stanley's Island of Dr. Moreau (2014) It doesn't make for the strongest film, but it does work like a case of people swapping outrageous war stories over a few beers.‐ AV Club
Read More | Posted Mar 5, 2015