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Michael Gingold

Michael Gingold
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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
84% Color Out of Space (2020) Stanley successfully takes on the challenge of translating Lovecraft's prose, with its unknowable, indescribable terrors, to the more concrete medium of film.‐ Rue Morgue Magazine
Read More | Posted Jan 24, 2020
13% The Turning (2020) It gets some decent Gothic creep on before completely falling apart in an ending that tries to be way too tricky for its own good.‐ Rue Morgue Magazine
Read More | Posted Jan 24, 2020
3/5 77% Bad Boys for Life (2020) The good news is that 'Bad Boys for Life' isn't as obnoxiously vulgar as Michael Bay's 'Bad Boys II'.‐ Time Out
Read More | Posted Jan 16, 2020
16% Dolittle (2020) [A]n overproduced, charmless, tone-deaf misfire that squanders the efforts of many very talented craftspeople and an ensemble of seriously overqualified actors.‐ Birth.Movies.Death.
Read More | Posted Jan 15, 2020
53% The Sonata (2020) A film that hits some of the right notes without coming together as a fully realized piece.‐ Rue Morgue Magazine
Read More | Posted Jan 10, 2020
49% Underwater (2020) While it's true that Underwater doesn't do much that's new, it must be said that it does it quite well.‐ Rue Morgue Magazine
Read More | Posted Jan 8, 2020
40% Black Christmas (2019) It wears its messaging on its sleeve to the point where it sometimes overwhelms the horror-and then loses the message when it goes full-bore genre at the end.‐ Rue Morgue Magazine
Read More | Posted Dec 12, 2019
77% Frozen II (2019) It will no doubt amuse and maybe even enrapture its target audience.‐ Birth.Movies.Death.
Read More | Posted Nov 20, 2019
77% Doctor Sleep (2019) A worthy screen follow-up to Stanley Kubrick's THE SHINING that also stands on its own as one of the very best King movies ever made.‐ Rue Morgue Magazine
Read More | Posted Oct 30, 2019
70% Terminator: Dark Fate (2019) It's smashingly well-crafted and sometimes quite exciting and affecting, albeit in familiar ways.‐ Birth.Movies.Death.
Read More | Posted Oct 23, 2019
91% The Lighthouse (2019) It sees its creator ably beating the sophomore jinx, sustaining a mood that's every bit as entrancingly eerie as The Witch's.‐ Rue Morgue Magazine
Read More | Posted Oct 18, 2019
22% Lucy in the Sky (2019) Hawley and his collaborators clearly intended Lucy in the Sky to soar above the salacious and sensationalistic sides of the true case, yet they haven't found compelling enough ways to flesh out their own interpretation.‐ Birth.Movies.Death.
Read More | Posted Oct 10, 2019
85% Synchronic (2019) Even if Synchronic falls short of some of its ambitions, it contains more than enough to engage the eye and the mind.‐ Rue Morgue Magazine
Read More | Posted Sep 17, 2019
43% Gags the Clown (2018) Like too many found-footage films, Gags devotes too much of its running time to its characters arguing with and throwing insults at each other.‐ Rue Morgue Magazine
Read More | Posted Sep 14, 2019
100% One Cut of the Dead (Kamera o tomeru na!) (2019) An endlessly clever, gaspingly funny, beautifully constructed and executed mix of genre spoof and behind-the-scenes satire.‐ Rue Morgue Magazine
Read More | Posted Sep 12, 2019
87% Depraved (2019) Moving and frightening and exciting in its intelligence, DEPRAVED is another standout in Fessenden's filmography.‐ Rue Morgue Magazine
Read More | Posted Sep 12, 2019
63% It Chapter Two (2019) Though ultimately satisfying, it doesn't get at the deep-seated creeps its predecessor did.‐ Rue Morgue Magazine
Read More | Posted Sep 5, 2019
88% Ready or Not (2019) A wickedly entertaining mix of human-hunt thrills, bloody splatstick and socially conscious satire.‐ Rue Morgue Magazine
Read More | Posted Aug 20, 2019
43% 47 Meters Down: Uncaged (2019) It's made for theaters but feels like something produced for airing during Shark Week.‐ Rue Morgue Magazine
Read More | Posted Aug 14, 2019
78% Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark (2019) The creators have found the right way to incorporate these little slices of death and terror into an overarching narrative, while...incorporating a few adult themes as well.‐ Rue Morgue Magazine
Read More | Posted Aug 8, 2019
100% A Good Woman Is Hard to Find (2019) The strength of Bolger's performance...is the key element carrying A Good Woman Is Hard to Find, but not the only one.‐ Rue Morgue Magazine
Read More | Posted Aug 2, 2019
67% Fast & Furious Presents: Hobbs & Shaw (2019) If you enjoyed the last few of these films, you'll enjoy this one too, and it's likely you'll see this offshoot generate sequels of its own.‐ Birth.Movies.Death.
Read More | Posted Aug 1, 2019
100% Dead Dicks (2019) It's an uncommonly smart, engrossing and dramatically ambitious independent horror/drama.‐ Rue Morgue Magazine
Read More | Posted Jul 29, 2019
100% Blood & Flesh: The Reel Life & Ghastly Death of Al Adamson (2019) Investigates both sides of Adamson's story...letting us get to know him as a person and a filmmaker in a way that makes his murder seem even more of a tragedy.‐ Rue Morgue Magazine
Read More | Posted Jul 23, 2019
82% The Cleanse (2018) The filmmaker takes his characters and their anxieties seriously, and has something much more interesting in mind than a straightforward genre piece.‐ Rue Morgue Magazine
Read More | Posted Jul 17, 2019
87% Vivarium (2020) It casts a creepy spell and further establishes Finnegan and Shanley as a team with imagination and command of their craft to spare.‐ Rue Morgue Magazine
Read More | Posted Jul 15, 2019
83% Crawl (2019) Like The Shallows a few years back, it plays a simple scenario for all it's worth, and knows that what it's worth is a little under 90 minutes.‐ Rue Morgue Magazine
Read More | Posted Jul 12, 2019
42% Stuber (2019) Stuber is not a good movie.‐ Birth.Movies.Death.
Read More | Posted Jul 10, 2019
83% Midsommar (2019) Midsommar succeeds, through the quiet force of Aster and his cohorts' craft, in sustaining an off-kilter mood that keeps you intrigued and engrossed.‐ Rue Morgue Magazine
Read More | Posted Jul 3, 2019
91% Spider-Man: Far From Home (2019) Far from Home loses a bit of its predecessor's real-world charm...Its characters, however, remain immensely likable...‐ Birth.Movies.Death.
Read More | Posted Jun 27, 2019
65% Annabelle Comes Home (2019) A significant improvement on the initial Annabelle, and also more satisfying than its franchise predecessor The Curse of La Llorona.‐ Birth.Movies.Death.
Read More | Posted Jun 25, 2019
63% Child's Play (2019) Low expectations are met with a surprising amount of ghoulishly amusing entertainment in Child's Play '19, which manages a fresh take on the deadly doll.‐ Rue Morgue Magazine
Read More | Posted Jun 20, 2019
100% True Fiction (2019) It's a refreshingly complex and ambitious, sometimes genuinely unnerving power game.‐ Rue Morgue Magazine
Read More | Posted Jun 14, 2019
23% Men in Black International (2019) Has little of the wit, propulsive energy or comic verve that made the Barry Sonnenfeld-directed original such a standout in the summer-megapicture stakes.‐ Birth.Movies.Death.
Read More | Posted Jun 12, 2019
55% Ma (2019) The movie is as much a black comedy as it is a horror film, and the fun comes from the fact that Taylor has as few compunctions about being rude as Ma herself.‐ Rue Morgue Magazine
Read More | Posted May 30, 2019
42% Godzilla: King of the Monsters (2019) Every time the film critic in me wants to point out its flaws, my inner 10-year-old keeps telling him to shut up.‐ Rue Morgue Magazine
Read More | Posted May 30, 2019
57% Brightburn (2019) A disappointment as both an alternate take on superheroics and an evil-child thriller-and part of the disappointment is that it's much more the second than the first.‐ Rue Morgue Magazine
Read More | Posted May 23, 2019
94% You Don't Nomi (2019) It's a compliment to say that You Don't Nomi had me engaging with, if not completely buying, the opinions of those who find more worth in [Showgirls].‐ Birth.Movies.Death.
Read More | Posted May 21, 2019
41% Slaughterhouse Rulez (2018) The movie seriously could have used Pegg and his Cornetto partner Edgar Wright on scripting duties, and perhaps Wright at the helm as well.‐ Rue Morgue Magazine
Read More | Posted May 17, 2019
9% A Violent Separation (2019) The film comes off like a short story expanded but not properly developed to feature length.‐ Birth.Movies.Death.
Read More | Posted May 17, 2019
59% Charlie Says (2019) Harron and Turner succeed in finding a fresh and absorbing point of view on a familiar and tragic true story-up to and including the murders, which retain their horror without descending into exploitation.‐ Birth.Movies.Death.
Read More | Posted May 13, 2019
No Score Yet I'm not in the camp that considers Showgirls to be any kind of unacknowledged gem. So it's a compliment to say that You Don't Know Nomi had me engaging with, if not completely buying, the opinions of those who find more worth in it.‐ Birth.Movies.Death.
Read More | Posted May 9, 2019
100% After Midnight (Something Else) (2020) You'll laugh, you'll cry...and you'll jump right out of your seat at least once.‐ Rue Morgue Magazine
Read More | Posted May 3, 2019
No Score Yet Relevant as hell and timeless in its themes, The Gasoline Thieves points Nito toward becoming a major player on the international movie scene.‐ Birth.Movies.Death.
Read More | Posted May 1, 2019
100% The Gasoline Thieves (Huachicolero) (2019) Nito and co-scripter Alfredo Mendoza have a great ear for the rhythms of teenage interaction, and there's an appealing naturalism to the youthful performances...‐ Birth.Movies.Death.
Read More | Posted Apr 26, 2019
95% Come to Daddy (2020) Come to Daddy is outrageous, gleefully nasty, consistently clever and a hell of a lot of fun.‐ Rue Morgue Magazine
Read More | Posted Apr 26, 2019
81% Overlord (2018) It's well-made enough that you can just sit back, or on the edge of your seat, and enjoy a meat-and-potatoes horror-actioner that dispenses with any questions about who the good and bad guys are.‐ Rue Morgue Magazine
Read More | Posted Apr 22, 2019
29% The Curse of La Llorona (2019) It takes a folk tale rife with culturally rich and specifically scary possibilities and flattens it out into a thoroughly by-the-numbers haunting flick.‐ Rue Morgue Magazine
Read More | Posted Apr 18, 2019
96% Hail Satan? (2019) Hail Satan? makes a compelling case that invoking the name of the devil is a necessary way to combat an intolerance that has only grown stronger in the last couple of years.‐ Birth.Movies.Death.
Read More | Posted Apr 17, 2019
42% Thriller (2018) The long stretches between murders are filled in with material that keeps promising to take advantage of its specific milieu, but never actually does.‐ Rue Morgue Magazine
Read More | Posted Apr 15, 2019