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Josh Martin

Josh Martin
Josh Martin's reviews only count toward the Tomatometer when published at the following Tomatometer-approved publication(s): Film Inquiry

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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
99% The Tale (2018) Many audiences will likely shy away from the graphic depiction of pedophilia and abuse, but the film's frankness is often its greatest asset.‐ Film Inquiry
Read More | Posted Jun 22, 2018
98% Clemency (2019) It's a film that doesn't quite know how to move from its harrowing opening to its tragic destination, but for those two moments alone, Clemency proves to be a painful, yet breathtaking experience.‐ Film Inquiry
Read More | Posted Oct 25, 2019
97% Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse (2018) In addition to its remarkable aesthetic, Spider-Verse channels a spirit of unpredictability in its own comic construction, eliciting laughs with its self-referential playfulness and chaotic power.‐ Film Inquiry
Read More | Posted Dec 14, 2018
97% Marriage Story (2019) An intimate tale of a relationship's collapse that also contains tear-jerking flashes of grandeur and sentimentality, Marriage Story runs the emotional gamut with ease and dramatic clarity. ‐ Film Inquiry
Read More | Posted Nov 8, 2019
96% Roma (2018) I look forward to returning to Roma once more, as I'm positive I'll find even more to appreciate. I only regret that my second viewing won't take place in a theater, where the towering images and visceral sounds fully mesmerize the senses.‐ Film Inquiry
Read More | Posted Oct 20, 2018
96% Knives Out (2019) For all its faults, Knives Out is still a moderately enjoyable ride; it's brisk and often engaging, even with a substantial running time of 130 minutes.‐ Film Inquiry
Read More | Posted Nov 26, 2019
93% The Old Man & the Gun (2018) As amusing as it can be, there is something to be said for the relative insignificance of The Old Man & the Gun. While the film is light on its feet and slickly entertaining, is that enough? ‐ Film Inquiry
Read More | Posted Oct 27, 2018
93% The Favourite (2018) The Favourite succeeds in engulfing us in a world of pettiness and extravagance, where cake and power matter more than political strife or human cost.‐ Film Inquiry
Read More | Posted Oct 20, 2018
93% CAM (2018) If Cam falls just shy of total perfection, the depth and volume of ambitious ideas on display more than warrants an intimate, active viewing experience. ‐ Film Inquiry
Read More | Posted Nov 27, 2018
93% Honey Boy (2019) Though Honey Boy's ultimate destination is a touch less overwhelming than one would expect, Har'el's expressive, gorgeous filmmaking frequently elevates the experience. ‐ Film Inquiry
Read More | Posted Oct 24, 2019
92% Set It Up (2018) As a sucker for this kind of romantic idealism, Set It Up slapped a goofy smile on my face during its best moments. And as a fan of these stars, I was ecstatic to see them sharing the screen as the romantic leads. ‐ Film Inquiry
Read More | Posted Jun 27, 2018
92% They'll Love Me When I'm Dead (2018) For those worried that this would be just a glorified trailer for Netflix's big project, you can rest easy.‐ Film Inquiry
Read More | Posted Oct 27, 2018
91% Teen Titans Go! To the Movies (2018) It's unafraid of gearing its goofy charms towards the youngest of audiences, but even if you've never seen an episode of the show, this movie will win you over with its inspired lunacy.‐ Film Inquiry
Read More | Posted Aug 9, 2018
91% The Kindergarten Teacher (2018) The Kindergarten Teacher is expertly magnetic as a vessel for a cringe-worthy effect of its own making.‐ Film Inquiry
Read More | Posted Oct 27, 2018
91% Mandy (2018) The pace remains languid and precise, but the violence is relentless and gruesome, a spectacle of blood, dirt, and the most ridiculous weapons imaginable. It's suitably nutty, and it's likely to give the film a level of notoriety for years to come.‐ Film Inquiry
Read More | Posted Sep 15, 2018
91% Ford v Ferrari (2019) Coupled with its love of old-fashioned American style, Ford v Ferrari fully embraces its status as a throwback blockbuster. ‐ Film Inquiry
Read More | Posted Oct 24, 2019
90% Shazam! (2019) For lack of a better word, this movie simply rules, and DC would be smart to hand Sandberg the keys to the future of their kingdom. He's earned it after this one.‐ Film Inquiry
Read More | Posted Apr 5, 2019
90% The Night Comes For Us (2018) It's insanity. And I loved every second of it.‐ Film Inquiry
Read More | Posted Oct 27, 2018
89% The Kid Who Would Be King (2019) It's a surprisingly epic and spirited film, driven by an adventurous spirit and enough clever fun to keep things fresh during a sometimes long-winded ride. ‐ Film Inquiry
Read More | Posted Feb 12, 2019
89% The Two Popes (2019) By charting a path from mutual opposition to forgiveness and a brighter future for the faith, The Two Popes earns its humorous and good-natured vibes. This is a crowd-pleaser I can really get behind.‐ Film Inquiry
Read More | Posted Oct 25, 2019
88% What They Had (2018) What They Had is genuine and moving in its depictions of hard moments near the end of life, but I just wish that raw, unadulterated emotion operated on a more consistent current throughout.‐ Film Inquiry
Read More | Posted Oct 27, 2018
87% Upgrade (2018) A gleefully nasty film that relies on a unique mixture of beautiful futuristic landscapes and old-school grindhouse fun. It's small, it's violent, and it gets the job done.‐ Film Inquiry
Read More | Posted Jun 22, 2018
87% Waves (2019) It is also a rewarding and harrowing experience that I haven't been able to shake in the days since I first saw it.‐ Film Inquiry
Read More | Posted Oct 18, 2019
85% The Captain (Der Hauptmann) (2018) The Captain's philosophies are rudimentary at best and recycled at worst, with an added emphasis on the animalistic instincts that we've all heard about hundreds of times. It feels completely pointless.‐ Film Inquiry
Read More | Posted Jul 27, 2018
85% Sorry We Missed You (2019) Loach's film more than earns your attention as a viewer, providing a moving, detailed, and tragic portrait of a family suffering under the weight of an economy stacked against them. ‐ Film Inquiry
Read More | Posted Oct 18, 2019
84% Dogman (2019) Garrone's resistance to any semblance of logic or reason on Marcello's part is troubling. When the violence and absurdity reach a fever pitch, the serious elements feel like a farce, stuck at the mercy of a film that just wants to push buttons. ‐ Film Inquiry
Read More | Posted Oct 9, 2018
83% The Aeronauts (2019) Even with a handful of awe-inspiring moments, The Aeronauts is an inconsequential adventure, a journey too familiar, routine, and misguided to ever make much of an impact.‐ Film Inquiry
Read More | Posted Oct 25, 2019
83% The Report (2019) In its current state, The Report runs through its story too quickly-and in such an obvious, leaden manner - to ever make much of an impact. ‐ Film Inquiry
Read More | Posted Oct 29, 2019
82% Instant Family (2018) Problems aside, if you're a sucker for a very blatant tear-jerker, you'll get what you came for. And if you're a bit of a Grinch like me, you might be pleasantly surprised. Set your expectations accordingly.‐ Film Inquiry
Read More | Posted Nov 30, 2018
82% Cyrano, My Love (Edmond) (2019) It's not revolutionary, but Cyrano, My Love's well-executed array of simple pleasures satisfies from start to finish.‐ Film Inquiry
Read More | Posted Nov 8, 2019
80% Abominable (2019) Abominable isn't a transcendent animated journey, but it effectively hits a series of sweet notes, chugging right along and coasting off the beauty of its designs and the sheer cuteness of its main fantastical creation.‐ Film Inquiry
Read More | Posted Oct 11, 2019
80% Boy Erased (2018) Another interesting outing from Edgerton, who takes his directorial talents in a new direction for a necessary, often moving story, showing that he can be successful beyond the world of twisty thrillers.‐ Film Inquiry
Read More | Posted Oct 27, 2018
80% Apostle (2018) If it's undeniably riddled with imperfections, Apostle is still a worthy new venture from an abundantly talented filmmaker.‐ Film Inquiry
Read More | Posted Nov 1, 2018
80% 22 July (2018) 22 July begins as an urgent and devastating film, before suddenly turning into a never-ending slog, destined to leave viewers wondering where things went wrong.‐ Film Inquiry
Read More | Posted Nov 1, 2018
80% The Truth (La vérité) (2019) Despite working with a handful of potentially fascinating strands, Kore-eda's latest never follows through on its plethora of potential in any meaningful way. ‐ Film Inquiry
Read More | Posted Oct 24, 2019
79% Before We Vanish (Sanpo suru shinryakusha) (2018) By the time the credits rolled, I felt that I'd seen something I wouldn't soon forget. ‐ Film Inquiry
Read More | Posted Feb 8, 2019
79% Jojo Rabbit (2019) If the content of a film expressly about Nazi Germany can't fully reckon with its grave sins, maybe it was a bad idea from the start.‐ Film Inquiry
Read More | Posted Oct 29, 2019
78% Anna and the Apocalypse (2018) Anna and the Apocalypse is a roller-coaster of inspired madness, great music, and surprising emotional weight.‐ Film Inquiry
Read More | Posted Dec 18, 2018
78% Green Book (2018) For the life of me, I can't see what distinguishes this from the tons of other polite Oscar dramas that came before it. We're in familiar territory here, and the formula has produced much stronger, more dynamic results than this.‐ Film Inquiry
Read More | Posted Oct 20, 2018
78% Collisions (2019) Even if the conclusion feels a bit preordained, Garcia and Alvarez ensure that Levien's emotional punches land with force and gravitas.‐ Film Inquiry
Read More | Posted Nov 8, 2019
77% The Standoff at Sparrow Creek (2019) With a brisk running time and a sufficient degree of unpredictability, the film unspools like an engaging mystery, one predicated on the viewer's ability to read each character's poker face with a certain degree of skill. ‐ Film Inquiry
Read More | Posted Jan 24, 2019
76% Smallfoot (2018) Adults can still enjoy this in an ironic way. Smallfoot is so unbelievable at times that I couldn't help but feel baffled and perplexed by the creative decisions on display, laughing and shaking my head as it ventured into some strange directions. ‐ Film Inquiry
Read More | Posted Oct 7, 2018
75% The Angel (2018) It's a sporadically interesting, mostly dull history lesson.‐ Film Inquiry
Read More | Posted Sep 15, 2018
75% I Trapped The Devil (2019) I Trapped the Devil ultimately has just enough meat on its bones to stick with viewers willing to plunge into its grim, nightmarish world.‐ Film Inquiry
Read More | Posted Sep 10, 2019
74% Destroyer (2018) Karyn Kusama's Destroyer is a rare beast, in that it's both exactly the film you expect and a totally surprising subversion of expectations. ‐ Film Inquiry
Read More | Posted Oct 9, 2018
73% The Perfection (2019) It's intense and it's got style to spare, but within the confines of a truncated narrative, The Perfection is a film where nothing clicks. ‐ Film Inquiry
Read More | Posted Jun 11, 2019
70% Happy Death Day 2U (2019) Happy Death Day 2U is like watching a million ideas hit the screen at the same time, progressively moving itself to shakier ground before losing any sense of tonal comprehension or narrative necessity.‐ Film Inquiry
Read More | Posted Feb 19, 2019
67% Puppet Master: The Littlest Reich (2018) The words "restraint" and "moderation" are not in this film's vocabulary. It is savage, hysterical, and deeply bonkers.‐ Film Inquiry
Read More | Posted Aug 17, 2018
66% The House with a Clock in Its Walls (2018) It's not part of a franchise, nor does it seem to have any real aspirations for a sequel. It's nostalgic for a different era of filmmaking, but it doesn't rely on that nostalgia to a debilitating extent.‐ Film Inquiry
Read More | Posted Sep 29, 2018
65% Aquaman (2018) Aquaman is not really a bad movie by DC's standards, but it is the weirdest thing they've made in recent years by a country mile - and not always in a good way. ‐ Film Inquiry
Read More | Posted Dec 20, 2018