Rafael Motamayor Movie Reviews & Previews - Rotten Tomatoes

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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
5/5 89% Hereditary (2018) Hereditary is terror at its most vile, a film that will unexpectedly creep up on you and haunt you for days.‐ Flickering Myth
Read More | Posted Aug 26, 2018
5/5 98% Won't You Be My Neighbor? (2018) Won't You Be My Neighbor? doesn't try to be a nostalgia piece on how our fractured world needs Mister Rogers, instead it asks what we are going to do to carry on his work.‐ Flickering Myth
Read More | Posted Aug 26, 2018
5/5 89% Blinded by the Light (2019) Blinded by the Light is corny, silly and as predictable as they come, but its charm is as irresistible as Bruce Springsteen's music. ‐ Flickering Myth
Read More | Posted Feb 21, 2019
5/5 72% The Lodge (2020) The Lodge will keep you on your toes with its constant sense of dread and claustrophobia, even if it draws you in with likable and relatable characters.‐ Flickering Myth
Read More | Posted Feb 21, 2019
5/5 100% Hey Arnold! The Jungle Movie (2017) A heartfelt and emotionally satisfying conclusion that reminds you of what made the TV-show so special, ties up loose ends from the show, makes you cry our eyes out while also laughing hysterically, but also opens the door to more adventures.‐ Flickering Myth
Read More | Posted Mar 4, 2019
5/5 97% Booksmart (2019) Booksmart is the smart, funny, heart-warming comedy of the decade.‐ Flickering Myth
Read More | Posted Mar 23, 2019
A 100% His House (2020) A a terrifying examination of what it means to be a dislocated from home-spiritually, physically, emotionally, and otherwise-and uprooted to a strange, unfamiliar place where everyone looks at you with distrust and unease.‐ The Playlist
Read More | Posted Feb 2, 2020
9.8/10 96% Roma (2018) Roma feels grandiose, but it stays grounded in a powerful and personal story that pulls all the right strings at the right moments to make you feel like you've known this family your whole life.‐ IGN Movies
Read More | Posted Sep 23, 2018
9.5/10 97% Tigers Are Not Afraid (Vuelven) (2019) This is a frightening, poignant, relevant and stunningly powerful film that will scare you right before it breaks your heart.‐ IGN Movies
Read More | Posted Sep 17, 2019
9.3/10 87% First Man (2018) First Man is a stunning cinematic achievement that celebrates one of humanity's biggest triumphs (and mourns the tragedies that happened leading up to it), yet it never loses sight of its personal and small-scale story about a man going to work.‐ IGN Movies
Read More | Posted Sep 13, 2018
9.2/10 90% A Star Is Born (2018) A Star Is Born is a refreshing take of this classic showbiz rise and fall tale, with updated character work, fantastic performances by Bradley Cooper and Lady Gaga, and a soundtrack that will be stuck in your head for days.‐ IGN Movies
Read More | Posted Sep 11, 2018
9/10 81% Mid90s (2018) Jonah Hill has made his version of Lady Bird, a directorial debut that is informed by personal experiences, yet presented with the distance of an outside observer.‐ IGN Movies
Read More | Posted Sep 18, 2018
4.5/5 87% Diamantino (2019) Diamantino is a bonkers and ambitious political allegory for the times we live in, one that is also incredibly funny and inventive.‐ Bloody Disgusting
Read More | Posted Oct 19, 2018
A- 93% I Want to Eat Your Pancreas (Kimi no Suizou wo Tabetai) (2019) I Want to Eat Your Pancreas may look like a traditional romantic drama about a dying character, but it is a heartfelt celebration of life and friendships with a tight script and round characters.‐ Collider
Read More | Posted Oct 30, 2018
4.5/5 96% Boyz in the Wood (2019) A hilarious film that exudes energy without losing its charm, all while delivering colorful social commentary on acid.‐ Dread Central
Read More | Posted Mar 21, 2019
9/10 88% Ready or Not (2019) Will leave you eager to RSVP for this particular wedding over and over.‐ GameSpot
Read More | Posted Aug 21, 2019
9/10 100% Spiral (2019) Through a phenomenal performance, chilling atmosphere and a terrific script, Spiral builds an experience that is as terrifying as it is depressingly timely.‐ Slashfilm
Read More | Posted Sep 24, 2019
9/10 99% Parasite (Gisaengchung) (2019) A tragedy of epic proportions that should scheme, con, and scam its way into many "best of" lists by the end of the year.‐ GameSpot
Read More | Posted Oct 3, 2019
9/10 97% Knives Out (2019) When it comes to making a movie that's entertaining, thoughtful, sharply written, and undeniably creative, Rian Johnson is guilty as charged.‐ GameSpot
Read More | Posted Oct 3, 2019
9/10 No Score Yet Her Blue Sky (Sora no Aosa o Shiru Hito yo) (2019) Her Blue Sky blends magical realism and teenage angst in a story that is a thought-provoking exploration of regret that feels as unique and entertaining as any anime film this year. ‐ Slashfilm
Read More | Posted Dec 1, 2019
9/10 96% I Lost My Body (2019) I Lost My Body is a touching, macabre, and profoundly emotional animated film with a unique visual style and one of the most original stories that prove the value and the potential of animation as a medium.‐ Slashfilm
Read More | Posted Dec 1, 2019
8.5/10 81% Overlord (2018) Overlord may not be the Call of Duty: Zombies movie you were expecting, but it is a damn entertaining film about the horror of war, and the thrills of a zombie invasion.‐ IGN Movies
Read More | Posted Sep 29, 2018
8.5/10 100% A Good Woman Is Hard to Find (2019) A Good Woman Is Hard To Find is a lean, mean, painfully real crime thriller that will make you cheer for Sarah and her ability to overcome the worst of humanity and come out the other end kicking all sorts of ass.‐ Slashfilm
Read More | Posted Sep 23, 2019
8.5/10 No Score Yet Butt Boy (2019) Butt Boy is an exceptionally entertaining and weird film that defies every expectation. Everyone should see this tragic and thrilling story of a man who becomes addicted to shoving things up his butt. ‐ Slashfilm
Read More | Posted Dec 1, 2019
8.5/10 82% Ride Your Wave (2020) Ride Your Wave may be predictable, but it quickly becomes a charming and heartfelt story about loss and clinging to life, one with realistic and likeable characters that may even teach you something about yourself.‐ Slashfilm
Read More | Posted Dec 1, 2019
4.2/5 72% I See You (2019) Aan impressive screenwriting debut, featuring enough surprises to keep even the sharpest audiences guessing, as well as a thrilling story about how easy it is to not notice the darkness in people.‐ Dread Central
Read More | Posted Mar 25, 2019
8.2/10 80% Apostle (2018) Gareth Evans has proven he can not only master action films with stunning choreography, but he can also deliver a bone-chilling folk horror tale rich in mythology and shocking in violence. ‐ IGN Movies
Read More | Posted Sep 29, 2018
4/5 85% The Witch: Part 1. The Subversion (Manyeo) (2018) Despite trying to cram too much plot, the film's atmospheric score, action sequences and visuals keep you invested in the story and what comes next.‐ Flickering Myth
Read More | Posted Aug 24, 2018
4/5 82% Fast Color (2019) Fast Color gives us a look into a new age of superhero films, where powers are used to compliment simple but powerful human stories.‐ Flickering Myth
Read More | Posted Aug 24, 2018
4/5 89% The Breaker Upperers (2018) A new addition to the New Zealand invasion of comedy, with hysterical jokes, infectious energy, and an honest story about friendship.‐ Flickering Myth
Read More | Posted Aug 24, 2018
4/5 92% Brothers' Nest (2018) Brother's Nest will make you laugh, hold tight to the armrest of your seat, and then cry with its tale of a dysfunctional family.‐ Flickering Myth
Read More | Posted Aug 25, 2018
4/5 No Score Yet Killing God (Matar a Dios) (2017) Killing God packs a slapstick and gory story that is as surreal as its premise, with one of the bleakest comedy endings in years.‐ Bloody Disgusting
Read More | Posted Aug 27, 2018
4/5 83% Mohawk (2018) Mohawk is hurt by its budget, but it still delivers a thrilling and brutal thriller with something to say about politics and the treatment of Native Americans.‐ Flickering Myth
Read More | Posted Aug 31, 2018
4/5 86% Freaks (2019) Freaks feels like an even more grounded, small-scale version of the X-Men, with surprising twists, a good message and a future star in Lexy Kolker.‐ Bloody Disgusting
Read More | Posted Sep 13, 2018
4/5 93% Heavy Trip (Hevi reissu) (2018) Heavy Trip will lure you with great original songs and hilarious gags, but you will stay because of the lovable characters and the sweet story about rebellion and following your dreams.‐ Flickering Myth
Read More | Posted Oct 15, 2018
4/5 94% Mard Ko Dard Nahi Hota (2019) A huge sense of humor and self-awareness, combined with kick-ass action and some killer songs make this a great midnight film.‐ Bloody Disgusting
Read More | Posted Oct 19, 2018
4/5 62% Rampant (2018) It takes a while, but once the zombies start attacking Rampant becomes a spectacular crowd-pleaser with epic sword fights and grand set pieces.‐ Dread Central
Read More | Posted Oct 30, 2018
4/5 93% Fighting with My Family (2019) Fighting With My Family doesn't break the mold of sports movies, but it does a known story with enough heart and energy to easily win over audiences and make more than one kid pick up interest in pro wrestling. And really, isn't that the point?‐ Flickering Myth
Read More | Posted Feb 11, 2019
4/5 96% The Peanut Butter Falcon (2019) The Peanut Butter Falcon may not reinvent the wheel, but the relationship at the core of the film and the stellar performances by LaBeouf and Gottsagen will melt your heart.‐ Flickering Myth
Read More | Posted Mar 21, 2019
4/5 84% Villains (2019) Villains is an entertaining and thrilling black comedy featuring your new favorite crime couple, and great performances from its small cast.‐ Dread Central
Read More | Posted Mar 21, 2019
4/5 81% Long Shot (2019) Rogen and Theron have wonderful chemistry, are surrounded by a stellar supporting cast, and aided by a delightful script that make this a feel-good and hilarious comedy.‐ Flickering Myth
Read More | Posted Mar 23, 2019
8/10 83% Crawl (2019) Crawl delivers a throwback to the heyday of aquatic horror movies that can do for lakehouses in Florida what Jaws did for beaches. ‐ GameSpot
Read More | Posted Jul 12, 2019
8/10 85% Synchronic (2019) Synchronic tells a poignant message about clinging to life and making the most of it. This is a sci-fi film that will twist your mind as it pulls at your heartstrings.‐ GameSpot
Read More | Posted Sep 19, 2019
8/10 92% Uncut Gems (2019) Uncut Gems it's an adrenaline-spiked gauntlet from which you can't escape, but when you come out on the other side, you feel glad you took the ride.‐ GameSpot
Read More | Posted Sep 24, 2019
4/5 100% The Pool (2019) A bonkers roller coaster of hell from beginning to end.‐ Flickering Myth
Read More | Posted Oct 1, 2019
4/5 100% Why Don't You Just Die! (Papa, sdokhni) (2018) An Itchy & Scratchy-cartoon brought to life. ‐ Flickering Myth
Read More | Posted Oct 1, 2019
8/10 80% Jojo Rabbit (2019) This generation's definitive political satire starring an imaginary Hitler.‐ GameSpot
Read More | Posted Oct 3, 2019
8/10 88% The Vast of Night (2020) A remarkable debut that signals the arrival of a future genre powerhouse. ‐ GameSpot
Read More | Posted Oct 3, 2019
4/5 91% VFW (2020) A gory and fun throwback to '80s punk rock action movies.‐ Flickering Myth
Read More | Posted Oct 8, 2019
8/10 No Score Yet Scare Package (2019) Scare Package is destined to become a midnight crowd favorite, a consistently funny love letter to the genre, made by people who love horror for people to love horror. ‐ Slashfilm
Read More | Posted Dec 1, 2019