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Ignatiy Vishnevetsky

Ignatiy Vishnevetsky
Ignatiy Vishnevetsky's reviews only count toward the Tomatometer when published at the following Tomatometer-approved publication(s): Chicago Reader, AV Club, Ebert Presents At The Movies, MUBI

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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
C+ 54% Joan of Arc (Jeanne) (2019) But though it has a silly sense of humor, Joan Of Arc lacks a sense of surprise-something that can't be said of other recent Dumont projects.‐ AV Club
Read More | Posted May 21, 2020
D+ 36% The Wrong Missy (2020) One can't shake the impression that Spade has been handed his unwanted leftovers.‐ AV Club
Read More | Posted May 18, 2020
B- 64% On a Magical Night (Chambre 212) (2020) [W]e don't believe in these characters and conflicts any more than we believe that one's former paramours could be conjured in a hotel suite. But at least it's fun while it lasts.‐ AV Club
Read More | Posted May 8, 2020
C 68% Extraction (2020) As a Netflix release, the film is literally a glorified direct-to-video action movie-albeit one that lacks the momentum and efficiency that defines the best entries in the DTV category.‐ AV Club
Read More | Posted Apr 22, 2020
D 41% Endings, Beginnings (2020) [T]he truth is that it's a bad film that's bad for the simplest reasons: It's trite, repetitive, and boring, and it looks like a commercial, but not in a good way.‐ AV Club
Read More | Posted Apr 19, 2020
C 91% Banana Split (2020) The problem with Banana Split isn't the surface phoniness or lazy comedy but the fact that the movie doesn't offer any insight into its ostensible subjects-among them break-ups, female friendship, and teenage jealousy.‐ AV Club
Read More | Posted Mar 31, 2020
C- 38% Spenser Confidential (2020) An ending that teases the possibility of sequels, with Wahlberg's Spenser tackling more cases of police officers and emergency personnel who have been falsely accused of crimes, should elicit nothing but groans.‐ AV Club
Read More | Posted Mar 10, 2020
B 92% The Wild Goose Lake (Nan fang che zhan de ju hui) (2020) What it all adds up to has some of the unevenness of a nightmare, the belly sweat and oscillating fans of muggy summer heat mixed up with unrealities.‐ AV Club
Read More | Posted Mar 10, 2020
B+ 83% The Whistlers (2020) Playing with genre cryptograms of gangster villas, opera-loving killers, and glamorously lit cigarette smoke, the film never takes itself too seriously, even if its characters never seem to smile.‐ AV Club
Read More | Posted Feb 27, 2020
B+ 98% Vitalina Varela (2020) [T]he surface quietudes, somnambulant movements, and rigors of a film like Vitalina Varela serve to turn every subtlety, every crinkling plastic bag and squeaky door, into a reverberating event.‐ AV Club
Read More | Posted Feb 20, 2020
C- 5% The Last Thing He Wanted (2020) What makes The Last Thing He Wanted ultimately so frustrating (while also elevating it a few notches above its awfulness as a thriller) is the fact that there are things it does quite well.‐ AV Club
Read More | Posted Feb 20, 2020
C+ 85% I Was at Home, But... (Ich war zuhause, aber...) (2020) Despite its austere, theory-heavy minimalism, I Was At Home, But... is lopsided and lumpy, filled with longueurs in which the brain begins to check out.‐ AV Club
Read More | Posted Feb 12, 2020
C+ 96% A Shaun the Sheep Movie: Farmageddon (2020) But all that Farmageddon delivers is a not-unpleasant distraction for a cold, lazy afternoon.‐ AV Club
Read More | Posted Feb 12, 2020
C+ 92% And Then We Danced (2020) If Akin knows how to direct better than this, he rarely shows it.‐ AV Club
Read More | Posted Feb 5, 2020
C 28% The Rhythm Section (2020) Unfortunately, this cinematographic brain trust's idea of a visual style for The Rhythm Section mostly consists of making sure that everyone can tell that the movie was filmed with anamorphic lenses.‐ AV Club
Read More | Posted Jan 29, 2020
B 86% Zombi Child (2020) For Bonello, whose previous films have emphasized emotional continuity over conventions of chronology and realism, it all seems to be part of the same continuum, suggesting a deeper, contradictory myth.‐ AV Club
Read More | Posted Jan 22, 2020
C 77% Bad Boys for Life (2020) Bantering back and forth, Lawrence and Smith manage to recreate some of their screen chemistry-though not enough to make anyone want to go on another bumpy ride.‐ AV Club
Read More | Posted Jan 15, 2020
B- 48% Underwater (2020) It's another movie about thin characters and bland monsters-albeit one that's better than the norm.‐ AV Club
Read More | Posted Jan 14, 2020
C 71% Jumanji: The Next Level (2019) Let's be honest: If you're asking the Rock to do voices, you're out of ideas.‐ AV Club
Read More | Posted Dec 11, 2019
B- 76% Richard Jewell (2019) Like so many of the works of Eastwood's long late period, Jewell offers a story without much of an endpoint, with an uplifting coda that feels almost as jarring as the ending of American Sniper.‐ AV Club
Read More | Posted Dec 9, 2019
C+ 82% Queen & Slim (2019) Maybe it's inevitable that the film ends up feeling like an extremely diluted combination of Matsoukas' two most famous music videos, crossing the political imagery of Beyoncé's "Formation" with the outlaw imagery of Rihanna's "We Found Love"...‐ AV Club
Read More | Posted Nov 25, 2019
B- 85% The Hottest August (2019) While it never feels completely defeatist, [Story's] film offers scattered snapshots of an uncertain society in its dog days.‐ AV Club
Read More | Posted Nov 12, 2019
C 42% Midway (2019) With apologies to George S. Patton, Midway teaches us that wars may be fought with weapons, but they are won by jawlines and cheekbones.‐ AV Club
Read More | Posted Nov 6, 2019
C+ 83% Redoubt (2019) Barney's best work has occasionally pulled off the feat of being enthralling and ridiculous at the same time, though Redoubt sometimes ends up being merely the latter.‐ AV Club
Read More | Posted Nov 3, 2019
B- 87% Synonyms (Synonymes) (2019) But whereas the films it quotes sought to create cryptic and contrapuntal meanings, Lapid errs on the side of the loudly obvious, building to a final shot that might as well be a thesis statement for the rest of the film.‐ AV Club
Read More | Posted Oct 22, 2019
D+ 66% Jay & Silent Bob Reboot (2019) Awkward and unfunny in exceptionally long stretches, Reboot probably won't turn his diehard fans against him. But it's unlikely to win him any new converts either. For that, there's Clerks, Mallrats, or Chasing Amy.‐ AV Club
Read More | Posted Oct 17, 2019
C+ 66% Mister America (2019) Running only a little shorter than the average season of On Cinema At The Cinema, it's never as cringe-inducingly funny or inventive as the webseries that spawned it.‐ AV Club
Read More | Posted Oct 9, 2019
B- 26% Gemini Man (2019) Like its characters, Gemini Man is groan-inducingly sincere, but runs like a machine when it counts.‐ AV Club
Read More | Posted Oct 9, 2019
C+ 82% Memory: The Origins of Alien (2019) The result often feels superficial; it is neither a definitive account of the creation of Scott's touchstone of horror and sci-fi, nor a cogent analysis of its aestheticized subtexts, those gritty and unnerving surfaces and the things lurking underneath.‐ AV Club
Read More | Posted Oct 2, 2019
B- 75% The Death of Dick Long (2019) [I]t is probably best seen with zero foreknowledge.‐ AV Club
Read More | Posted Sep 26, 2019
C- 27% Rambo: Last Blood (2019) Rambo has always been a monster, but in his old age, he has become something even worse: no fun.‐ AV Club
Read More | Posted Sep 20, 2019
A- 84% Ad Astra (2019) [A] mesmerizing sci-fi drama that takes us to a future where humanity has started to colonize the solar system and the stars have begun to lose some of their luster.‐ AV Club
Read More | Posted Sep 17, 2019
C 71% Super Size Me 2: Holy Chicken! (2019) Spurlock's documentary turns out to be the exact thing it is meant to expose: an unfulfilling product passed off as something that's good for you.‐ AV Club
Read More | Posted Sep 4, 2019
C 42% Don't Let Go (Relive) (2019) The future -- or, in this case, the past -- might be unwritten, but Don't Let Go, like so many generic thrillers before it, operates by the book.‐ AV Club
Read More | Posted Aug 28, 2019
C 39% Angel Has Fallen (2019) While Angel offers up a few potentially memorable set pieces...they all fall victim to having too much repetitive editing and not enough kinetic energy...‐ AV Club
Read More | Posted Aug 21, 2019
B- 83% Cold Case Hammarskjöld (2019) Told with fourth-wall-breaking, connect-the-dots mania, it's a heck of a story, extending beyond the 1960s into the AIDS pandemic, possible human medical experimentation, and phony vaccines.‐ AV Club
Read More | Posted Aug 14, 2019
C 67% Fast & Furious Presents: Hobbs & Shaw (2019) The staging of loud, destructive, effects-laden set pieces seems to elude the director's grasp-and, unfortunately, that's what Fast & Furious movies are all about.‐ AV Club
Read More | Posted Jul 31, 2019
C 76% Skin (2019) But the question of how millions of people manage to live through abusive childhoods, abusive relationships, and other traumas without picking up Tiki torches and chanting "Blood and soil!" is one that Skin never ponders.‐ AV Club
Read More | Posted Jul 24, 2019
B- 96% I Do Not Care If We Go Down in History as Barbarians (Îmi este indiferent daca în istorie vom intra ca barbari) (2019) Barbarians is, in other words, anything but subtle.‐ AV Club
Read More | Posted Jul 18, 2019
C 38% Point Blank (2019) A remake of the 2010 French thriller of the same title, Point Blank mostly runs on the fumes of its chase-movie formula.‐ AV Club
Read More | Posted Jul 12, 2019
B- 77% The Plagiarists (2019) [T]hough part of what's fun about its twist is that it's simultaneously so intellectualized and so offhand that Anna ends up spending a significant chunk of time explaining how it constitutes a reversal of expectations.‐ AV Club
Read More | Posted Jun 26, 2019
C- 36% Anna (2019) But unlike Besson's bugnuts, energetically dopey Scarlett Johansson vehicle Lucy, Anna is more invested in winking at the audience than being fun.‐ AV Club
Read More | Posted Jun 21, 2019
C+ 44% Murder Mystery (2019) Murder Mystery... isn't going to dispel the longstanding rumor that the Sandman mostly makes movies as an excuse to go on paid vacations, using his Happy Madison production shingle as a personal travel agency‐ AV Club
Read More | Posted Jun 14, 2019
C 32% Shaft (2019) Among all the cardinal sins of moviemaking it commits (up to and including reusing an iconic needle drop from a Martin Scorsese movie), the worst is this: It makes Shaft look uncool.‐ AV Club
Read More | Posted Jun 12, 2019
C+ 87% Pavarotti (2019) Ron Howard's documentary Pavarotti is content to bask in his glow; despite the broad array of home movies, family photos, interviews, TV outtakes, and concert recordings at its disposal, it never feels intimate with Pavarotti the person.‐ AV Club
Read More | Posted Jun 5, 2019
C- 57% Aladdin (2019) Of course, if one really wanted to hear awkward and over-emoted interpretations of classic Disney songs, they could save themselves the trouble of buying a movie ticket and just check into the nearest middle-school talent show.‐ AV Club
Read More | Posted May 23, 2019
B 90% John Wick: Chapter 3 - Parabellum (2019) But its artistic ambitions-some might even call them pretensions-and expanded cast of offbeat characters would all be for naught if the movie weren't also chock full of ecstatic set pieces.‐ AV Club
Read More | Posted May 10, 2019
B- 88% Non-Fiction (Doubles vies) (2019) Somewhere under Non-Fiction's awkward shuffling is a cautionary tale about reading between the lines.‐ AV Club
Read More | Posted May 1, 2019
C 67% The White Crow (2019) Unlike its subject, The White Crow is ultimately forgettable.‐ AV Club
Read More | Posted Apr 24, 2019
B+ 93% Long Day's Journey Into Night (Di qiu zui hou de ye wan) (2019) Though his symbolism sometimes errs on the side of obviousness, Bi shows an uncommon knack for recreating and exploring the space of a dream.‐ AV Club
Read More | Posted Apr 10, 2019