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Karl Delossantos

Karl Delossantos
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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
2.5/5 52% Underwater (2020) Underwater is like if you took all the character development, world-building, and plot out of the original Alien and just left the horror bits - somehow it works.‐ Smash Cut Reviews
Read More | Posted Jan 10, 2020
3.5/5 93% Wild Rose (2019) Wild Rose isn't your typical small-town girl with big dreams movie. It has an edge to it thanks to Jessie Buckley's star-making performance and her character's steely indignance.‐ Smash Cut Reviews
Read More | Posted Jan 10, 2020
3/5 49% The First Wives Club (1996) For better or worse - more better than worse, though -The First Wives Club is peak 1990s feminist cinema.‐ Smash Cut Reviews
Read More | Posted Jan 10, 2020
1.5/5 16% The Grudge (2020) The Grudge is more horrifying than any horror movie - because it's boring. The cheap scares and thin plot do nothing but... well, make you hold a grudge against it. ‐ Smash Cut Reviews
Read More | Posted Jan 3, 2020
3.5/5 95% Little Women (2019) While Gerwig's narrative risks don't always payoff, Little Women thrives on a timeless story, great performances, and a strong beating heart.‐ Smash Cut Reviews
Read More | Posted Jan 2, 2020
2/5 53% Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker (2019) There's something very off about The Rise of Skywalker. It sort of all just happens. There was no build-up, no suspense. There's nothing to experience and I want a star war to be an experience. ‐ Smash Cut Reviews
Read More | Posted Dec 19, 2019
2.5/5 95% Atlantics (2019) Atlantics has an intriguing enough story and Mati Diop manages some fascinating scenes of tension and emotion, but it lacks the narrative momentum for it to really take off.‐ Smash Cut Reviews
Read More | Posted Dec 19, 2019
1.5/5 21% Cats (2019) Cats out of the bag, let's put them back in. At best, Cats is an interesting exercise in the boundaries of filmmaking. At the worst, which it treads closer to, it's a disturbing, confusing, and misguided acid trip of a musical.‐ Smash Cut Reviews
Read More | Posted Dec 18, 2019
2/5 67% Bombshell (2019) Bombshell has a terrific performance by Charlize Theron as Megyn Kelly and an interesting story worth telling. However, the muddled tone, hollow characters, and awkward pacing make it a forgettable watch.‐ Smash Cut Reviews
Read More | Posted Dec 16, 2019
2.5/5 40% Black Christmas (2019) Black Christmas has all the subtlety of a fat man in a red suit with a beard slipping down your chimney. However, the well-directed horror sequences and spirit of the original in its DNA keep the slay bells ringing. ‐ Smash Cut Reviews
Read More | Posted Dec 12, 2019
3/5 83% Just Mercy (2020) Just Mercy may hit a lot of the familiar beats of a based on a true story legal drama, but the performances by Michael B. Jordan, Jamie Foxx, and Rob Morgan more than make up for its flaws.‐ Smash Cut Reviews
Read More | Posted Dec 11, 2019
4/5 92% Uncut Gems (2019) It's impressive just how much the Safdies are able to make you squirm without making you run out of the theater. Uncut Gems is a train wreck. Just one you can't take your eyes off of. That's a compliment of the highest degree.‐ Smash Cut Reviews
Read More | Posted Dec 8, 2019
4/5 97% Portrait of a Lady on Fire (Portrait de la jeune fille en feu) (2020) Quiet yet filled with intensity, Portrait of a Lady on Fire nails the physicality and emotions associated with mutual unspoken attraction. It's a slow burn - pun intended - as it builds their relationship, but the pay off is absolutely worth the wait.‐ Smash Cut Reviews
Read More | Posted Dec 2, 2019
4/5 97% Knives Out (2019) Leave it to Johnson, who managed to piece together one of the most compelling Star Wars movies with The Last Jedi, to construct a nearly perfect murder mystery.‐ Smash Cut Reviews
Read More | Posted Nov 27, 2019
4.5/5 90% 1917 (2020) 1917 is not only a technical feat, it's also an anxiety-inducing war thriller with digressions into horror and even French impressionism.‐ Smash Cut Reviews
Read More | Posted Nov 25, 2019
4/5 84% Waves (2019) Waves is an electrifying and music-filled family drama that is as emotional as it is thrilling to watch.‐ Smash Cut Reviews
Read More | Posted Nov 7, 2019
5/5 99% Parasite (Gisaengchung) (2019) Parasite very much takes place in our world. Perhaps a slightly heightened version of it, but ours nonetheless. Mixing that with his usual dark humor and oddly specific characters, Bong Joon-ho has created an experience like no other.‐ Smash Cut Reviews
Read More | Posted Nov 6, 2019
3/5 80% Jojo Rabbit (2019) Jojo Rabbit is director Taika Waititi's first "blank check" movie, which would make you think that he'd push the boundaries as far as they could go. In actuality, he stays within his borders. ‐ Smash Cut Reviews
Read More | Posted Nov 4, 2019
4/5 88% The Lobster (2016) A stunning story of absurdity that will have you laughing while also throwing you into an existential crisis.‐ Smash Cut Reviews
Read More | Posted Oct 30, 2019
3/5 94% Honey Boy (2019) Like therapy, Honey Boy is more of an exploration. LeBeouf is using the movie to understand what he went through.‐ Smash Cut Reviews
Read More | Posted Oct 26, 2019
2/5 26% Gemini Man (2019) Ang Lee isn't interested in the story at all, only the tech that could be used to bring it to life. Ironically, it makes it all lifeless. ‐ Smash Cut Reviews
Read More | Posted Oct 13, 2019
5/5 95% Marriage Story (2019) I watched Marriage Story while going through a breakup -a good and bad decision. It's a masterpiece.‐ Smash Cut Reviews
Read More | Posted Oct 12, 2019
5/5 85% The Conjuring (2013) This decade's definitive horror classic.‐ Smash Cut Reviews
Read More | Posted Oct 11, 2019
2.5 69% Joker (2019) For all the discourse around Joker, I was expecting something truly abhorrent - for better or worse. What I was shocked to find is how little of a bite it has.‐ Smash Cut Reviews
Read More | Posted Oct 10, 2019
4.5/5 97% Pain and Glory (Dolor y gloria) (2019) A scene never rings false in Pain and Glory, even when they're particularly humorous or ridiculous. If anything, that quirky quality is what makes each moment work.‐ Smash Cut Reviews
Read More | Posted Sep 29, 2019
4/5 96% The Irishman (2019) The Irishman feels like an epilogue to Scorsese's storied career - but it also makes clear that Marty is far from being obsolete.‐ Smash Cut Reviews
Read More | Posted Sep 27, 2019
4/5 84% Ad Astra (2019) Ad Astra has more on its mind. James Gray has more on his mind. And Pitt, better than he has been in years, understands that.‐ Smash Cut Reviews
Read More | Posted Sep 22, 2019
4/5 89% Bacurau (Nighthawk) (2019) The tone of the movie so unexpected but delightful. It's like the weird western that Quentin Tarantino never made.‐ Smash Cut Reviews
Read More | Posted Sep 20, 2019
3/5 89% Brittany Runs a Marathon (2019) When Brittany Runs a Marathon sticks to Brittany... well, running a marathon, it moves with plenty of laughs and relatable commentary. I mean, you can never go wrong with a movie with the line, "it's New York City, of course I've slept on a rat."‐ Smash Cut Reviews
Read More | Posted Sep 15, 2019
4.5/5 88% Hustlers (2019) Hustlers is a heist movie that also pulls off its own heist. While the movie is as glitzy and sleek as you'd expect with enough jokes and gags to keep you entertained, there's also a complex framework of themes working beneath the surface.‐ Smash Cut Reviews
Read More | Posted Sep 12, 2019
1.5/5 71% Haunt (2019) The design of the haunted house is intriguing and disorienting with wood slat-lined halls leading to cramped tunnels and dark rooms littered with unseen dangers. If only the actual story was as inventive as the set design.‐ Smash Cut Reviews
Read More | Posted Sep 11, 2019
1.5/5 63% It Chapter Two (2019) Clearly, Muschietti had a long list of things he wanted to do and tackle in It Chapter Two - and he did all of it. Unfortunately, the movie didn't need most of it.‐ Smash Cut Reviews
Read More | Posted Sep 9, 2019
5/5 88% The King of Comedy (1983) Cringy, awkward, painful to watch -a masterpiece.‐ Smash Cut Reviews
Read More | Posted Sep 5, 2019
3/5 80% Good Boys (2019) Good Boys, like Booksmart this year, proves that a raunchy comedy can be smart and thoughtful while still making jokes about a hyperrealistic sex doll. ‐ Smash Cut Reviews
Read More | Posted Sep 1, 2019
2.5/5 78% Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark (2019) Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark gets so caught up in its plot that the scares end up feeling like an afterthought.‐ Smash Cut Reviews
Read More | Posted Aug 25, 2019
2/5 73% The Perfection (2019) As the twists and turns get even more egregious, The Perfection just becomes a chore to watch. It's unfortunate because the final beat is actually chilling and portends what could have been. A lighter touch would have been welcome.‐ Smash Cut Reviews
Read More | Posted Aug 24, 2019
3.5/5 88% Ready or Not (2019) Ready or Not is a skewering - literally - of the greediness of the 1% at the hands of a person that came from nothing - all the while dressed in a dirty and tattered wedding dress and worn down high tops. If that's not American, then I don't know what is.‐ Smash Cut Reviews
Read More | Posted Aug 20, 2019
3/5 89% Blinded by the Light (2019) There's a lot to admire about Blinded by the Light - its ambition chief among them.‐ Smash Cut Reviews
Read More | Posted Aug 19, 2019
76% Noah (2014) Bolstered by strong performances by the entire cast, strong visuals, and a filled out script, "Noah" may be one of the better biblical adaptations.‐ Smash Cut Reviews
Read More | Posted Aug 8, 2019
95% 12 Years a Slave (2013) The film itself is beautiful. Each shot is pure artwork. Each note of music is pure emotion. Every cut is perfectly pieced together. Steve McQueen has assembled something that is great.‐ Smash Cut Reviews
Read More | Posted Aug 8, 2019
51% Jersey Boys (2014) Jersey Boys is almost frustrating in a way. The entire time we are aching for the film to wow us. Sadly, it never really does. ‐ Smash Cut Reviews
Read More | Posted Aug 8, 2019
9.4/10 81% The Fault In Our Stars (2014) It's charming, well-written, superbly acted.‐ Smash Cut Reviews
Read More | Posted Aug 8, 2019
C+ 54% Maleficent (2014) The characters surrounding Maleficent became caricatures as if they were pulled directly from a cartoon.‐ Smash Cut Reviews
Read More | Posted Aug 8, 2019
6.5/10 75% Oculus (2014) The final product is a beautifully shot and wonderful acted entry in the never-ending pool of niche horror movies looking to shock, scare, and unnerve.‐ Smash Cut Reviews
Read More | Posted Aug 8, 2019
F 38% Odd Thomas (2014) Odd Thomas has one really good thing going for it, and that's Anton Yelchin. After that, there's not much there. ‐ Smash Cut Reviews
Read More | Posted Aug 8, 2019
72% Jurassic World (2015) Despite my view of the film as a satire, there are a few storylines that bogged down an otherwise quick fire film. ‐ Smash Cut Reviews
Read More | Posted Aug 8, 2019
62% Unfriended (2015) It's not going to go down as a horror classic, but it should be appreciated for what it is: a stupidly fun movie.‐ Smash Cut Reviews
Read More | Posted Aug 8, 2019
89% A Most Violent Year (2015) J.C Chandor controls the screen with his gripping atmosphere that keeps you guessing. ‐ Smash Cut Reviews
Read More | Posted Aug 8, 2019
78% You're Next (2013) The mix of gore, humor and familiarity takes the film from being a passable "B" movie to a successful and well-executed homage that may change the way we view the genre.‐ Smash Cut Reviews
Read More | Posted Aug 8, 2019
7.5/10 86% Much Ado About Nothing (2013) Small movements from the actors, their facial expressions, their delivery, coupled with [Joss] Whedon's slight visual humor made the entire film a joy to watch.‐ Smash Cut Reviews
Read More | Posted Aug 8, 2019