Movie Reviews Only
|Rating||T-Meter||Title | Year||Review|
|48%||Eli (2019)||ELI doesn't always work, and you'll spend a lot of the first half rolling your eyes, but after those last ten minutes, you definitely won't be sorry you watched it.‐ Bloody Disgusting|
|No Score Yet||Sator (2019)||It's scary and sleepy and utterly strange, a dusky little dream of a film that no one on earth could make but Jordan Graham.‐ Bloody Disgusting|
|100%||Scare Package (2019)||It's charmingly aware of the tropes that make up the genre it cherishes, and it leans into them with heart, blood, entrails and laughs.‐ Bloody Disgusting|
|91%||Blood Quantum (2019)||
The film's a bit plodding and all over the place at times, but when it's good, it's great - emotionally affecting, fun and gory as hell.‐ Slashfilm
Read More | Posted Sep 14, 2019
|82%||The Platform (El Hoyo) (2019)||
Starvation, cannibalism, heinous violence and no small amount of feces aside, THE PLATFORM makes spending time in The Pit a pretty intriguing enterprise.‐ Slashfilm
Read More | Posted Sep 12, 2019
|73%||Harriet (2019)||Cynthia Erivo gives an incredible turn, and while the film it's in doesn't quite match it, her performance alone would be enough to make HARRIET mandatory viewing.‐ Slashfilm|
|93%||Saint Maud (2020)||SAINT MAUD's a marvelous thing in its own right but also a thrilling invitation to follow this filmmaker wherever she dares to take us next.‐ Slashfilm|
|93%||Bad Education (2019)||The stakes are high, the story's juicy, the performances are terrific, but the film never crosses over into must-watch territory.‐ Slashfilm|
|96%||A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood (2019)||It would be easy for Heller to rest on Hanks' laurels, but A BEAUTIFUL DAY IN THE NEIGHBORHOOD has so much more on its mind than one tremendous lead performance.‐ Slashfilm|
|24%||The Goldfinch (2019)||Crowley's film remains true to the heartbreaking beauty of Tartt's story in the most important of ways.‐ Slashfilm|
|63%||High School Musical (2006)||The direction, by Footloose choreographer and Gilmore Girls director Kenny Ortega, has about as much depth as you'd expect from a Disney Channel original movie, but the film's energetic and lively. ‐ Birth.Movies.Death.|
Deadtectives offers a groovy, free-wheeling energy that dips back and forth between scary and funny with shocking ease. ‐ Bloody Disgusting
Read More | Posted Jul 15, 2019
|84%||The Art of Self-Defense (2019)||Like FIGHT CLUB, THE ART OF SELF-DEFENSE is about the draw and the downfall of prizing masculinity above all else, but it's both far less self-serious and less self-congratulatory than Fincher's film.‐ Slashfilm|
|29%||The Curse of La Llorona (2019)||Everything's just so half-baked and lazy here, the direction and especially the storytelling.‐ Slashfilm|
|50%||Open 24 Hours (2018)||This is not a subtle movie, which works when we're talking gore, but works less when the film's trying to build suspense.‐ Bloody Disgusting|
|90%||Possum (2018)||An ambitiously unpleasant and gorgeously stark film shot on 35mm.‐ Bloody Disgusting|
|82%||Memory: The Origins of Alien (2019)||What makes MEMORY an absolutely crucial entry in the about-ALIEN canon is the way it lovingly demonstrates the alchemical creative process among O'Bannon, Scott and artist H.R. Giger. ‐ Bloody Disgusting|
|74%||The Lodge (2020)||Every choice in this film - every frame, every performance, every sound and edit - is crafted for utmost discomfort, making for a relentless onslaught of unease. ‐ Bloody Disgusting|
|86%||The Nightingale (2019)||It's a breathtaking success by a director who could have made anything after the success of her first horror feature, and who decided to make a bloody but contemplative period piece with no easy answers.‐ Bloody Disgusting|
|55%||Extremely Wicked, Shockingly Evil and Vile (2019)||Its distance from the woman whose story inspired the film keeps it from becoming something more substantial.‐ Bloody Disgusting|
|62%||Velvet Buzzsaw (2019)||This movie is so preposterous, so profoundly weird, just hilarious and merciless and black-hearted from beginning to end.‐ Slashfilm|
|42%||Don't Let Go (Relive) (2019)||Relive is a high-concept thriller that wisely places its characters above its concept, and it works all the better for it.‐ Bloody Disgusting|
|94%||Sweetheart (2019)||It's a beautiful and exhilarating film with an extraordinary leading performance and one hell of a big bad.‐ Bloody Disgusting|
|41%||Stuber (2019)||Depending on how you feel about action comedies of the '80s and '90s (I'm for 'em), STUBER might hit just the right nostalgia chord for you, though the jokes are freshened up for 2019. ‐ Slashfilm|
|4/5||80%||Little Monsters (2019)||
Amid all the gore and the silliness, the characters - not the gags - drive this story, and that's why it'll stay with audiences longer than the typical fun but forgettable zombie romp.‐ Bloody Disgusting
Read More | Posted Apr 1, 2019
|9/10||66%||Body at Brighton Rock (2019)||
Body at Brighton Rock shifts from being a fun and colorful throwback to something a little darker and deeper.‐ Slashfilm
Read More | Posted Mar 18, 2019
|3.5/5||90%||I Am Mother (2019)||
I Am Mother is the first feature film from director Grant Sputore, and it's quite an achievement, visually assured and compellingly paced.‐ Bloody Disgusting
Read More | Posted Feb 1, 2019
|4/5||52%||The Wolf Hour (2019)||
The Wolf Hour tells us that our art can lay us bare, leave us vulnerable, even hurt those around us - but it can also save us, cleanse us, give us the courage to leave the cages we've built for ourselves.‐ Bloody Disgusting
Read More | Posted Jan 28, 2019
It's a bummer that this simple, effective premise is so quickly burdened with silly mythology and overwrought melodrama.‐ Birth.Movies.Death.
Read More | Posted Sep 11, 2018
It's a really smart approach to an ageless tale, and putting aside all deeper meaning, Wildling works on its surface as a cool and spooky monster movie with great performances and some extremely effective gore.‐ Slashfilm
Read More | Posted Mar 20, 2018
|81%||Unlovable (2018)||It's a beautiful, hilarious, heart-wrenching film that comes from a place of deep honesty and vulnerability, and [Charlene] deGuzman's performance - inspired, as it is, by the truth of her own recovery - is both courageous and compelling.‐ Crooked Marquee|
|89%||The Breaker Upperers (2018)||The Breaker Upperers makes no bones about the fact that the only romance that truly matters here is the friendship that Mel and Jen share, because the only love you can trust is the love you have for your ride-or-die bestie.‐ Crooked Marquee|
|62%||The New Romantic (2018)||The New Romantic is charming and funny, a very overt nod to Nora Ephron. ‐ Crooked Marquee|
|84%||Blockers (2018)||These girls are cool and kind and sensible, and their friendship offers the sort of honest, supportive connection that helps girls survive the treacherous territory of sex in high school.‐ Crooked Marquee|
|4/5||84%||Ghost Stories (2018)||
It's fresh and wicked and extremely fun, and you should give yourself the chance to be surprised by it.‐ Bloody Disgusting
Read More | Posted Mar 15, 2018
Even in its most self-serious moments, Upgrade is more fun to watch than a lot of low-budget sci-fi movies we see in festival or VOD settings. ‐ Bloody Disgusting
Read More | Posted Mar 15, 2018
|4/5||72%||Ready Player One (2018)||
[Spielberg] loves pop culture, loves film, loves video games and misfit kids and the 1980s, and Ready Player One is his good-natured tribute to all of those things and, yes, even to himself.‐ Bloody Disgusting
Read More | Posted Mar 13, 2018
|8/10||95%||A Quiet Place (2018)||
It's technically polished and visually elegant, and it's the rare modern creature feature where we get a really, really good look at the bad guys. And damn, do they look good.‐ Slashfilm
Read More | Posted Mar 12, 2018
Viewers looking for a straight horror movie should look elsewhere, but Mohawk does a fine job of reminding us that sometimes the truest horror is that of our own history.‐ Birth.Movies.Death.
Read More | Posted Feb 26, 2018
With more time and money, this low-budg little horror flick could have been something special. As is, it's still worth your time and money to see it.‐ Bloody Disgusting
Read More | Posted Feb 16, 2018
|61%||Murder On The Orient Express (2017)||
A gorgeous, lavish adaptation (shot on 65mm!) of a beloved novel, featuring an ensemble cast of some of our best actors doing wonderful work.‐ Birth.Movies.Death.
Read More | Posted Nov 9, 2017
A gleeful, no-holds-barred riot that somehow never loses its humanity as skulls are sawed and faces pummeled.‐ Birth.Movies.Death.
Read More | Posted Oct 17, 2017
|100%||Creep 2 (2017)||
A blackly hilarious, increasingly intense showdown between two very engaging and unusual characters.‐ Birth.Movies.Death.
Read More | Posted Oct 16, 2017
A true story of horror and trauma, the most extreme battle between man and nature that we can imagine. But it's also an inspiring story of faith, and loyalty, and the ineffable resilience of the human spirit.‐ Birth.Movies.Death.
Read More | Posted Oct 15, 2017
|92%||The Endless (2018)||
THE ENDLESS is the purest vision we could ever hope to see from two filmmakers who are as comfortable examining the mysteries of the universe as they are the intimacies of our own hearts.‐ Birth.Movies.Death.
Read More | Posted Oct 15, 2017
DOWNRANGE is dumb and mean, but it's also fun and fearless.‐ Birth.Movies.Death.
Read More | Posted Oct 14, 2017
|82%||Tragedy Girls (2017)||
In horror-years, the slasher's an ancient genre, but with TRAGEDY GIRLS, McIntyre has found a fresh and terribly relevant approach.‐ Birth.Movies.Death.
Read More | Posted Oct 13, 2017
Derry is the true monster of IT, and Muschietti gets Derry very, very right.‐ Birth.Movies.Death.
Read More | Posted Sep 6, 2017
Keil directs with maximum impact, offering saturated colors, unusual angles and breathtaking lines in every frame.‐ Birth.Movies.Death.
Read More | Posted Jul 17, 2017
|83%||Animals (Tiere) (2017)||
The film offers several mysteries in one, each more engaging than the last.‐ Birth.Movies.Death.
Read More | Posted Jul 17, 2017