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Alex Saveliev

Alex Saveliev
Alex Saveliev's reviews only count toward the Tomatometer when published at the following Tomatometer-approved publication(s): Film Threat

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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
4/10 No Score Yet Birds of a Feather (Manou the Swift) (2019) Swift is cheap on multiple levels.‐ Film Threat
Read More | Posted Feb 11, 2020
7/10 83% My Hindu Friend (Meu amigo Hindu) (2020) Babenco's cinematic farewell isn't perfect by a long shot. But it's brave and poetic when it comes to facing mortality and rediscovering life.‐ Film Threat
Read More | Posted Feb 11, 2020
7/10 No Score Yet The Wind. A Documentary Thriller (Wiatr. Thriller dokumentalny) (2020) Both immersive and spare, the film doesn't resort to unnecessary embellishments, allowing us to truly experience its icy magnificence; like the wind it depicts, the movie descends upon us and leaves us perturbed, awe-struck with its beauty.‐ Film Threat
Read More | Posted Jan 28, 2020
7/10 No Score Yet Beware of Dog (2019) The fact that it even halfway succeeds is a laudable accomplishment.‐ Film Threat
Read More | Posted Jan 28, 2020
8/10 No Score Yet Ask No Questions (2020) A few cunningly-placed cameras, a couple of threats, and some psychologically unstable recruits - and voila! - a whole new reality may be formed (in that sense, it's like a real-life version of Barry Levinson's satire Wag the Dog)‐ Film Threat
Read More | Posted Jan 28, 2020
8/10 No Score Yet Close Quarters (Territorio) (2019) Those that are willing to overlook the forced sentiments are in for a memorable, intelligent, and, at times mesmerizing cinematic experience. Don't let the subtitles stop you from discovering this gem.‐ Film Threat
Read More | Posted Jan 27, 2020
8/10 No Score Yet Identifying Features (Sin Señas Particulares) (2020) Apart from the two leads, there's little warmth or humanity to be found here, the film purposefully cold and distancing, much easier to admire than to love. That said, there's plenty to admire in this sad, contemplative journey into the heart of darkness.‐ Film Threat
Read More | Posted Jan 25, 2020
6/10 100% Big Fur (2019) It's a bit anticlimactic but entertaining, and at times - such as in its quick tracing of taxidermy's history - rather fascinating.‐ Film Threat
Read More | Posted Jan 25, 2020
6/10 100% Kill Ben Lyk (2018) Kill Ben Lyk manages to be entertaining and inconsequential in equal measures. Give it a shot.‐ Film Threat
Read More | Posted Jan 14, 2020
8/10 No Score Yet Disclosure (2020) It marks the arrival of a talent to watch.‐ Film Threat
Read More | Posted Jan 13, 2020
7/10 47% Underwater (2020) The story may be as shallow as its setting is deep, but as far as (very expensive) B-flicks go, you could do a lot worse. Dive in.‐ Film Threat
Read More | Posted Jan 13, 2020
7/10 90% Weathering with You (2020) It may move at a leisurely, awkward pace that threatens to come to a dead halt at points. Yet when it takes flight, it soars.‐ Film Threat
Read More | Posted Jan 13, 2020
4/10 No Score Yet A Rough Draft (2018) A Rough Draft tests our patience (and intelligence) at every twist and turn. It indeed feels like a very rough draft, a blueprint for a film, a series of poorly-visualized but cool-sounding concepts strung together rather shoddily.‐ Film Threat
Read More | Posted Jan 8, 2020
3/10 20% The Grudge (2020) The Grudge 2020's worst offense is that it utterly fails to find its own voice, its own take on the material‐ Film Threat
Read More | Posted Jan 3, 2020
5/10 52% Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker (2019) Studio bigwigs use The Force to tie all the knots, squeeze tears (along with some giggles and awws) and consequently sell a universe-worth of merchandise. Shame.‐ Film Threat
Read More | Posted Dec 24, 2019
4/10 89% Dark Waters (2019) ...a bleak, formalist study of an undeniably compelling subject.‐ Film Threat
Read More | Posted Dec 20, 2019
7/10 64% She's Missing (2019) She's Missing warrants your attention for its unpredictability, its contemplative mood, and strong performances.‐ Film Threat
Read More | Posted Dec 20, 2019
8/10 100% Depeche Mode: Spirits in the Forest (2019) It's a grandiose performance that demonstrates how this almost-40-year-old band still has the capacity to bring folks out of the murk, and into the light.‐ Film Threat
Read More | Posted Dec 17, 2019
6/10 100% Philophobia: Or the Fear of Falling in Love (2019) Despite all the missteps, Cole and Burt are onto something here. The film is sprinkled with some surprisingly deep psychological insight and neon-noir-ish colors...‐ Film Threat
Read More | Posted Dec 12, 2019
10/10 83% Waves (2019) The film's an absolute masterwork: intimately epic, powerfully acted, visually and aurally gorgeous, heart-shredding, and raw-as-blood in its brutal honesty.‐ Film Threat
Read More | Posted Dec 9, 2019
5/10 71% Most Likely to Succeed (2019) I believe the filmmakers thought there would be more to it when they began their endeavor. This is what they got. Sadly, come award season, this doc is not most likely to succeed.‐ Film Threat
Read More | Posted Dec 6, 2019
9/10 76% Richard Jewell (2019) This new Jewell in Eastwood's sparkling filmography happens to be his most emotionally resonant, heartfelt, and purely entertaining project in years.‐ Film Threat
Read More | Posted Nov 21, 2019
5/10 89% The Two Popes (2019) The two actors are bound to be showered with awards, as is the production design, the polished script, etc. But there's no intrigue, no real substance beneath all the gloss.‐ Film Threat
Read More | Posted Nov 20, 2019
8/10 88% Deerskin (2020) At barely over an hour, Deerskin packs quite a punch, and is bound to get under your skin.‐ Film Threat
Read More | Posted Nov 19, 2019
10/10 80% A Hidden Life (2019) A Hidden Life is breathtaking in every aspect.‐ Film Threat
Read More | Posted Nov 19, 2019
8/10 81% The Truth (La vérité) (2020) The Truth is a remarkably breezy, gentle film, considering the existential thematic elements coursing through its veins.‐ Film Threat
Read More | Posted Nov 18, 2019
7/10 83% Queen & Slim (2019) Their film is similarly heartfelt, filled with perfectly-tuned little moments that manage to shine amidst the speechifying. ‐ Film Threat
Read More | Posted Nov 18, 2019
6/10 43% Badland (2019) Lee's film never escapes its B-movie roots, nor does it try to, embracing its own pompousness. ‐ Film Threat
Read More | Posted Nov 1, 2019
5/10 70% Terminator: Dark Fate (2019) A screenplay as clunky as a skinned, half-demolished T-800...‐ Film Threat
Read More | Posted Nov 1, 2019
6/10 60% Mrs. Lowry & Son (2019) Mrs. Lowry and Son has an appealing old-school charm and two performances that make it worth seeing.‐ Film Threat
Read More | Posted Oct 28, 2019
7/10 63% Paradise Hills (2019) Paradise Hills has pacing issues, and a made-for-TV feel it can't quite escape. A firmer grasp of tone would've benefited the narrative. Yet its creators' boundless imagination carries it through the rougher patches.‐ Film Threat
Read More | Posted Oct 28, 2019
8/10 88% Bloody Marie (2019) ...a shot of adrenaline in a landscape filled with cinematic clones.‐ Film Threat
Read More | Posted Oct 25, 2019
4/10 0% Portals (2019) There's no character progression, nothing is explained, yet the audience is assaulted with a ton of pointless exposition, wooden acting, and a hilarious ending that's supposed to be tantalizingly ambiguous but instead reeks of desperation.‐ Film Threat
Read More | Posted Oct 24, 2019
3/10 20% Entangled (2019) Conversations go on and on, revealing next to nothing.‐ Film Threat
Read More | Posted Oct 23, 2019
8/10 94% Citizen K (2019) Gibney spares no detail.‐ Film Threat
Read More | Posted Oct 21, 2019
6/10 67% Miss Virginia (2019) As a heartfelt tribute to an important historical figure, it works just fine.‐ Film Threat
Read More | Posted Oct 18, 2019
8/10 96% By the Grace of God (Grâce à Dieu) (2019) It may be a 'message movie'...but it's a muscular, endearing, highly intelligent one.‐ Film Threat
Read More | Posted Oct 18, 2019
3/10 30% Trick (2019) Hardcore gorehounds will be disappointed by the lukewarm scares. Fans of throwback films will groan at the lack of tongue-in-cheek references.‐ Film Threat
Read More | Posted Oct 18, 2019
8/10 97% First Love (Hatsukoi) (2019) [It] will melt your brains, punch you in the gut and leave your hearts a-flutter.‐ Film Threat
Read More | Posted Oct 14, 2019
3/10 4% Mary (2019) Mary is an utterly dismal experience from start to finish, lacking any psychology or thrills. ‐ Film Threat
Read More | Posted Oct 11, 2019
7/10 100% Blood on Her Name (2020) Blood on Her Name is a fine showcase for its star, and a sturdy debut from a director to watch.‐ Film Threat
Read More | Posted Oct 8, 2019
5/10 20% Pretenders (2019) Quantity over quality seems to be Franco's motto. He's quite consistent in how inconsistent he is.‐ Film Threat
Read More | Posted Oct 4, 2019
3/10 No Score Yet Encounter (2018) With its slapdash editing, poor effects and a central creature that resembles a chopped-up Audrey II from The Little Shop of Horrors, Encounter sadly does little to improve Luke Hemsworth's filmography.‐ Film Threat
Read More | Posted Oct 1, 2019
6/10 27% Rambo: Last Blood (2019) This is a straight-up, no-holds-barred revenge flick starring a leathery Sylvester Stallone - albeit one that struggles to keep an already-thin story together. ‐ Film Threat
Read More | Posted Sep 27, 2019
6/10 No Score Yet Nineteen Summers (2019) The tone and pace are, at times inconsistent, making for a somewhat-meandering flow... However, newcomer Emonjay Brown shines as DeAndre, by turns affectionate, resolute, angry at the system and himself.‐ Film Threat
Read More | Posted Sep 27, 2019
5/10 44% The Wedding Year (2019) Robert Luketic... churns out another generically-named, generic rom-com! Lo and behold, The Wedding Year may just be his most generic one yet!‐ Film Threat
Read More | Posted Sep 23, 2019
5/10 0% Imprisoned (2019) Clumsy and meandering, Imprisoned seems unsure of whether it's a story of personal revenge, an outcry against a corrupt regime, or a study of the Puerto Rican justice system.‐ Film Threat
Read More | Posted Sep 16, 2019
7/10 59% Liam Gallagher: As It Was (2019) It stirs up nostalgic memories, but also leaves one with a lingering sense of melancholy.‐ Film Threat
Read More | Posted Sep 13, 2019
8/10 45% Seeds (2019) Seeds masterfully explores what happens when one cannot stop the dam from opening.‐ Film Threat
Read More | Posted Sep 12, 2019
5/10 62% 3 Days with Dad (Life Support) (2019) Too bad it's all been done before, and better. Its flaccid visual approach and meandering, morose plot may make you pull the plug on your TV set.‐ Film Threat
Read More | Posted Sep 11, 2019