Keith Phipps Movie Reviews & Previews - Rotten Tomatoes

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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
85% Color Out of Space (2020) Cage serves the film well, playing Nathan as a man whose personality seems to fluctuate as if being distorted by cosmic radiation.‐ Polygon
Read More | Posted Jan 23, 2020
41% The Lizzie McGuire Movie (2003) As it goes with the TV show, so it goes with the movie, which benefits from being shot largely in Rome and suffers from trying to stretch its sitcom antics to feature length. ‐ AV Club
Read More | Posted Jan 15, 2020
52% Charlie's Angels (2019) The film emerges as a perfectly agreeable action movie, one that's both true to the concept of Charlie's Angels, and probably unrecognizable to anyone time-traveling from the 1970s. That's okay, though. Some concepts have to evolve to survive.‐ Polygon
Read More | Posted Nov 18, 2019
56% The Santa Clause 2 (2002) Despite the obviously mercenary nature of this sequel, there's a thimbleful of clever ideas at work here, most notably in the way Allen's RoboSanta begins to turn his toy factory into a tiny dictatorship.‐ AV Club
Read More | Posted Nov 4, 2019
52% Boxcar Bertha (1972) Boxcar Bertha is filled with recognizably Scorsese touches.‐ The Ringer
Read More | Posted Nov 1, 2019
100% Nightjohn (1996) Smart, memorable and well worth seeing, Nightjohn is the sort of film that often gets undeservedly overlooked.‐ AV Club
Read More | Posted Sep 27, 2019
74% Between Two Ferns: The Movie (2019) It's a pretty thin premise for a movie, but that's not necessarily a problem.‐ The Verge
Read More | Posted Sep 20, 2019
63% It Chapter Two (2019) It's an appreciably less-engaging film in every way, suffering from lurching storytelling, wild vacillations in tone (even within scenes), and a strong cast that never fully gels as a group.‐ The Verge
Read More | Posted Sep 6, 2019
85% Once Upon a Time In Hollywood (2019) A bittersweet, complex, conversation-starting look back at the film business at the close of a tumultuous decade, Once Upon a Time in Hollywood also works as a strong argument for why it's too soon for Tarantino to pack it in.‐ Slate
Read More | Posted Aug 5, 2019
67% Fast & Furious Presents: Hobbs & Shaw (2019) Even though Statham and Johnson are both big, bald slabs of muscle, they make a fun study in contrasts.‐ The Verge
Read More | Posted Aug 1, 2019
89% Galaxy Quest (1999) It's a warm, appealing comedy filled with well-realized characters and jokes ranging from the wry to the slapstick-y.‐ The Verge
Read More | Posted Jul 22, 2019
83% Crawl (2019) Crawl would look pretty good in just about any season. In this one it positively glows. ‐ Slate
Read More | Posted Jul 13, 2019
49% Jurassic Park III (2001) The latest sequel to Steven Spielberg's clever, scary 1993 original is even less necessary than Spielberg's borderline nonsensical (but still pretty entertaining) 1997 follow-up, The Lost World.‐ AV Club
Read More | Posted Jun 26, 2019
39% Scream 3 (2000) Virtually none of the craftsmanship of Craven's best is on display here, and what good ideas do turn up are largely recycled from previous efforts. This Scream has been widely marketed as the series' final installment. Better late than never.‐ AV Club
Read More | Posted Jun 17, 2019
23% Dark Phoenix (2019) Still, Dark Phoenix deserves points for taking a new approach.‐ The Verge
Read More | Posted Jun 5, 2019
55% Ma (2019) As might be expected from an actress who frequently finds depths in roles both large and small, Spencer takes the chance to get beneath her character's skin.‐ The Verge
Read More | Posted May 30, 2019
52% Why Do Fools Fall In Love (1998) Why Do Fools Fall In Love never really conveys the essence of its subject.‐ AV Club
Read More | Posted May 23, 2019
95% Shadow (2019) Even without its distinctive look, Shadow would be memorable, an accomplished fusion of what Zhang does well, but the visuals take it to another plane.‐ The Verge
Read More | Posted May 8, 2019
1% Alone in the Dark (2005) Beware the film that confuses before it even begins.‐ AV Club
Read More | Posted Apr 9, 2019
45% The Cell (2000) Almost worth seeing because there's nothing else like it, it's also easy to wish there never will be again.‐ AV Club
Read More | Posted Mar 31, 2019
21% Practical Magic (1998) ts flat whimsy, VH1-ready musical montage sequences, and less-than-magic magic realism will probably not be enough to hold the attention of all but the most undiscriminating fans of witches and Stockard Channing.‐ AV Club
Read More | Posted Mar 30, 2019
42% Reefer Madness (Tell Your Children) (Doped Youth) (1936) Espers' 1936 film deserves its reputation as one of the most entertainingly bad movies ever made.‐ AV Club
Read More | Posted Mar 29, 2019
90% Shazam! (2019) It's almost as if superhero stories were at heart about wish fulfillment. It's almost as if they're allowed to be fun.‐ The Verge
Read More | Posted Mar 23, 2019
100% For the Love of Spock (2016) The film offers a better sense of who Leonard Nimoy was, and where Spock came from, than a more objective approach could.‐ The Verge
Read More | Posted Mar 1, 2019
93% High Flying Bird (2019) Yet, regardless of how the film looks, Soderbergh's pacing and gift for editing are what keep the action tight, while McCraney's crisp dialogue livens up potentially mundane, exposition-heavy exchanges.‐ The Verge
Read More | Posted Feb 8, 2019
60% Deep Blue Sea (1999) Deep Blue Sea, a sort of cross between Aliens (without the thrills) and The Poseidon Adventure (without the camp compensations), doesn't deliver the killer-shark-versus-A-list-character-actor thrills you crave.‐ AV Club
Read More | Posted Jan 11, 2019
35% Gummo (1997) Take away the shock value, and there isn't much there: just a stylistically promising student film peddling bargain-basement surreal nihilism that, stretched over 90 minutes, grows awfully tedious.‐ AV Club
Read More | Posted Jan 7, 2019
70% The Mule (2018) A spry, funny, moving film that never heads in the direction in which it looks like it's about to head, kind of like its protagonist.‐ Slate
Read More | Posted Dec 13, 2018
86% Sisters (1973) An expertly paced, technically audacious thriller that's too knowing to be easily dismissed as a mere exercise.‐ AV Club
Read More | Posted Oct 3, 2018
B+ 64% Race with the Devil (1975) Race With The Devil has problems getting over the flat, TV-style direction by Cleopatra Jones director Jack Starrett, but it gets by on engaging drive-in goofiness, even if it's tough to swallow the idea that mid-'70s Texas swarmed with Satanists. ‐ AV Club
Read More | Posted Sep 27, 2018
63% The Wild Angels (1966) In many ways, The Wild Angels was a bellwether of where the decade was headed.‐ The Verge
Read More | Posted Sep 7, 2018
94% Robin Williams: Come Inside My Mind (2018) If Come Inside could benefit from a little more candor and invention, Williams himself prevents it from becoming predictable.‐ Rolling Stone
Read More | Posted Jul 13, 2018
B+ 84% Downhill Racer (1969) Downhill Racer doesn't always work... As a look at how [Robert] Redford's character and those orbiting him spend their time between runs, however, it's superb.‐ AV Club
Read More | Posted May 30, 2018
80% Unsane (2018) Watching Stephen Soderbergh's Unsane is like being locked in a circus cage with a tiger. ‐ Uproxx
Read More | Posted Mar 21, 2018
39% The Strangers: Prey At Night (2018) From the first notes of Adrian Johnston's John Carpenter-inspired score to the retro font used for the title card, Prey At Night sets itself up as an homage to classic slasher films, and mostly does right by its inspirations.‐ Uproxx
Read More | Posted Mar 8, 2018
86% Thoroughbreds (2018) It plays at times like a new take on Strangers on a Train in which both parties commit to unspeakable acts without any reservations.‐ Uproxx
Read More | Posted Mar 6, 2018
23% The 15:17 to Paris (2018) Whatever he's done in the past, Eastwood here seems most interested in paying tribute to some men who deserve the commendation - nothing more, and nothing less‐ Uproxx
Read More | Posted Feb 8, 2018
94% A Fantastic Woman (Una mujer fantástica) (2018) Ultimately ...it doesn't shy away from depicting Marina's vulnerabilities, this is a film more about perseverance than victimhood. ‐ Uproxx
Read More | Posted Feb 1, 2018
89% Mary and The Witch's Flower (2018) The setting and premise allow Studio Ponoc to show what it can do.‐ Uproxx
Read More | Posted Jan 18, 2018
77% In the Fade (Aus dem Nichts) (2017) With [Kruger] ... In the Fade has dark, magnetic center, holding together the story of a woman trying to make sense of the impossible in a world where mere toughness sometimes isn't enough to fight back the cruelty of others.‐ Uproxx
Read More | Posted Dec 27, 2017
92% Phantom Thread (2018) Anderson has made a strange, entrancing, often darkly funny film that's at once like nothing he's ever made and one no one else could make...‐ Uproxx
Read More | Posted Dec 7, 2017
88% The Post (2018) We need this movie now.‐ Uproxx
Read More | Posted Dec 6, 2017
94% 3-4x juugatsu (Boiling Point) (1990) It's a stranger and better film than Violent Cop, as well as an indication of even better things to come.‐ AV Club
Read More | Posted Nov 20, 2017
A 100% Fort Apache (1948) [Balances] a respect for classic American frontier virtues with a less generous assessment of how those virtues were applied. ‐ AV Club
Read More | Posted Nov 20, 2017
78% Sweet Virginia (2017) Bernthal and DeWitt generate a nice chemistry as lovers who've found each other after abandoning the romantic notions of their youth.‐ Uproxx
Read More | Posted Nov 14, 2017
86% Blade of the Immortal (Mugen no jûnin) (2017) Beneath scars and a weary expression, Kimura's quite convincing in the lead, with each new confrontation seeming to confirm his darkest view of humanity. ‐ Uproxx
Read More | Posted Nov 2, 2017
85% The Square (2017) It's a satire keeps the camera rolling after the punchline to allow time for the full, uncomfortable implication of the joke to settle.‐ Uproxx
Read More | Posted Oct 26, 2017
65% The Foreigner (2017) ... given the leads - it's James Bond meeting Supercop, after all - it's hard not to wish for a little more.‐ Uproxx
Read More | Posted Oct 12, 2017
91% Gerald's Game (2017) [Mike] Flanagan has a command of how to make the most of a single location, and Gerald's Game often captures a sense of mounting tension and fear through small touches.‐ Uproxx
Read More | Posted Sep 29, 2017
97% Lucky (2017) [Harry Dean Stanton] gets a last starring role in a bittersweet sunset of a movie crafted as a tribute to everything that made him irreplaceable. It's well-earned and beautifully played.‐ Uproxx
Read More | Posted Sep 28, 2017