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Tomas Trussow

Tomas Trussow
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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
No Score Yet Motorrad (2017) Motorrad is motorbad... and please feel free to groan at that, because I groaned in the same way while watching the film. ‐ Film Inquiry
Read More | Posted Oct 3, 2017
No Score Yet Ulysses & Mona (2018) As much as it can be a pleasant watch, and as much as Issa and Cantona gel with each other, it lacks a solid foundation. And this becomes more noticeable as its (already brief) running time wears on.‐ Film Inquiry
Read More | Posted Sep 7, 2018
No Score Yet Summer Survivors (2018) What Summer Survivors does so well is show the extent to which mental illness is a merciless vortex. It's one that can, at times, be hidden by a smile and a joke, but continues to spin, regardless of the survivor's best efforts to stop it.‐ Film Inquiry
Read More | Posted Sep 25, 2018
0.5/5 28% Suburbicon (2017) For the love of all things holy, we don't need trash like this. It poisons the soul. It worsens the credibility of an already struggling industry. Just stop.‐ The Lonely Film Critic
Read More | Posted Oct 5, 2018
1/5 91% Searching (2018) CTRL+ALT+DEL this nonsense and find a film that knows how to treat you respectfully.‐ The Lonely Film Critic
Read More | Posted Dec 5, 2018
1/5 69% Beautiful Boy (2018) Beautiful Boy unfortunately falls victim to the Hollywood machine's sterility, leaning on artistic embellishments to make its case without making a strong case for those embellishments.‐ The Lonely Film Critic
Read More | Posted Jan 12, 2019
1.5/5 56% The Greatest Showman (2017) I might have enjoyed a different version of The Greatest Showman. One where the filmmaking was more adept, the songs more substantial, and the characters given the complexity they deserve. This? This is pap.‐ The Lonely Film Critic
Read More | Posted Nov 9, 2018
1.5/5 32% The Nutcracker and the Four Realms (2018) Buy tickets to your local dance company's production of this story, instead. Treat your family to the real deal, and leave this imposter behind.‐ The Lonely Film Critic
Read More | Posted Nov 13, 2018
1.5/5 60% Bohemian Rhapsody (2018) This film is nothing but window dressing, arranging and rearranging the legend of Freddie Mercury so that it becomes an even larger myth.‐ The Lonely Film Critic
Read More | Posted Nov 27, 2018
1.5/5 53% The Lion King (2019) You sit there feeling like a park ranger under the influence of hallucinogens, gripped by unending discomfort as the film's contradictory existence balloons out of proportion.‐ The Lonely Film Critic
Read More | Posted Aug 23, 2019
2/5 30% Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales (2017) But truly, there is no more milk to be got: this one is already drifting on choppy waters, with a script as formulaic and knotty as they come.‐ The Lonely Film Critic
Read More | Posted Oct 4, 2018
2/5 72% Ready Player One (2018) It's a repetition of the old bugaboos we know so well, packaged in a slick, CGI-heavy wrapping that is not as interesting as it wants to be.‐ The Lonely Film Critic
Read More | Posted Feb 23, 2019
2/5 59% The Neon Demon (2016) It piles on the vapidity because it wants us to know how vapid the world of modeling is, and it's so blasé about it that it's neither fun nor interesting.‐ The Lonely Film Critic
Read More | Posted Oct 4, 2018
2/5 69% All These Sleepless Nights (2017) Like others of his ilk, [Krzysztof] hungers for purpose, luxuriates in decadence, makes some bad decisions, and ends the film a bit worse off than he starts it.‐ The Lonely Film Critic
Read More | Posted Oct 4, 2018
2/5 20% The Cloverfield Paradox (2018) Netflix truly prevailed big time, fooling us into thinking this would be good. Those execs must be laughing themselves silly right now.‐ The Lonely Film Critic
Read More | Posted Oct 29, 2018
2/5 66% Victoria & Abdul (2017) Not one of Stephen Frears' finest hours, I'm afraid.‐ The Lonely Film Critic
Read More | Posted Oct 5, 2018
2/5 52% The Glass Castle (2017) The tone jumps wildly between quirky family dramedy and the dark terrain of abuse narratives without finding the proper balance.‐ The Lonely Film Critic
Read More | Posted Oct 5, 2018
2/5 89% Super Dark Times (2017) There's almost nothing you can take away from this experience except an onslaught of unpleasantness. Which is too bad, because Phillips shows a lot of promise behind the camera.‐ The Lonely Film Critic
Read More | Posted Oct 29, 2018
2/5 70% Double Lover (L'amant double) (2018) If you're not going to even try pulling a fast one on us, then why bother even make a psychosexual erotic thriller at all? Just put on a pot of tea and crack open the marmalade, why don't you?‐ The Lonely Film Critic
Read More | Posted Oct 12, 2018
2/5 68% Joker (2019) It is a premise in search of an argument, and, finding none, is content to get by on empty commotion.‐ The Lonely Film Critic
Read More | Posted Oct 3, 2019
2/5 76% Hotel Mumbai (2019) We can't in all good conscience treat cinematic representations of historical traumas as mere generic exercises in form.‐ The Lonely Film Critic
Read More | Posted Apr 16, 2019
2/5 36% Poms (2019) What irks me most about this film is that, while it's premised on empowering elderly women to overcome the barriers of age and physical frailty, it's not especially interested in granting them complete autonomy.‐ The Lonely Film Critic
Read More | Posted May 15, 2019
2/5 63% Yesterday (2019) It's overly simplistic to the point of utter banality.‐ The Lonely Film Critic
Read More | Posted Jul 16, 2019
2/5 94% Jallikattu (2019) What the film lacks is enough discipline to keep the viewer emotionally immersed with the same visceral intensity as its formal tumult.‐ The Lonely Film Critic
Read More | Posted Sep 9, 2019
2/5 83% Synchronic (2019) As well-versed as [Moorhead and Benson] may be in the sci-fi lexicon, they now need to begin weaving an original vision that takes their knowledge to higher levels, transcending their derivative qualities rather than capitulating to them.‐ The Lonely Film Critic
Read More | Posted Sep 14, 2019
2.5/5 29% Pitch Perfect 3 (2017) The fact that this trilogy has concluded is for the best. There's nowhere else for these characters to go.‐ The Lonely Film Critic
Read More | Posted Nov 9, 2018
2.5/5 85% Battle of the Sexes (2017) This is one of those cookie-cutter productions that is tailored to speak to Big Issues and give its audiences a rousing dose of Feelings, especially now that we are now in an era where chauvinism is being rightly uprooted and raked over the coals.‐ The Lonely Film Critic
Read More | Posted Oct 4, 2018
2.5/5 89% John Wick: Chapter 2 (2017) Everything is spelled out and fed to us. The wires are exposed. John Wick is but a mere blip in the larger picture, which is global in scope.‐ The Lonely Film Critic
Read More | Posted Oct 4, 2018
2.5/5 42% A Wrinkle in Time (2018) A Wrinkle in Time isn't very good. Mostly because it's a mature film trapped in a Disneyfied body, needing to take flight but barely getting off the ground because its wings have been clipped.‐ The Lonely Film Critic
Read More | Posted Oct 17, 2018
2.5/5 86% Thoroughbreds (2018) This tale of bourgeois malaise and unhinged femininity is cut from too familiar a cloth for it to dazzle as a debut.‐ The Lonely Film Critic
Read More | Posted Oct 12, 2018
2.5/5 38% Life of the Party (2018) Let's be honest, no one in fifty years is going to call Life of the Party a career highpoint. It'll be any wonder people will remember it at all.‐ The Lonely Film Critic
Read More | Posted Oct 17, 2018
2.5/5 41% The Upside (2019) The careers of Bryan Cranston, Kevin Hart and Nicole Kidman will not be remembered for anything they do in this film, for they're never allowed to go out of their comfort zones.‐ The Lonely Film Critic
Read More | Posted Feb 27, 2019
2.5/5 36% Kuso (2017) If this is the grossest film ever made, though, it's also quite dull. That's the barefaced truth of it.‐ The Lonely Film Critic
Read More | Posted Oct 5, 2018
2.5/5 87% It Comes At Night (2017) More originality, or at least a better navigation of these well-worn tropes, would have improved this immensely.‐ The Lonely Film Critic
Read More | Posted Oct 5, 2018
2.5/5 92% The Endless (2018) You don't watch The Endless and leave it feeling as if the directors triumphed over their limitations; rather, you wish they had a good budget to begin with, so that they could really do their vision justice.‐ The Lonely Film Critic
Read More | Posted Oct 12, 2018
2.5/5 86% Tully (2018) What could've been a no frills examination of the trials of being a mother becomes a supreme test of one's patience as Diablo Cody dusts off a tired cliché and tries to refurbish it with some profundity.‐ The Lonely Film Critic
Read More | Posted Oct 12, 2018
2.5/5 46% Dumbo (2019) It's trying to emulate a sense of showmanship that, in reality, it doesn't have. It's a proverbial hall of mirrors, only refracting a simulacrum of awe.‐ The Lonely Film Critic
Read More | Posted Apr 3, 2019
2.5/5 90% Mandy (2018) Cosmatos' style gets the better of him with this one, to the point where it melds together like flowing molasses.‐ The Lonely Film Critic
Read More | Posted Oct 25, 2018
2.5/5 55% Book Club (2018) This truly is the Fifty Shades of Grey of the film world: a fun little diversion that will leave you satisfied in the short term, but a product of small merit and quality that won't go down as a classic.‐ The Lonely Film Critic
Read More | Posted Oct 12, 2018
2.5/5 91% Mirai (2018) Beautiful [animation] work that stands out on its own, and worthy of an Oscar nomination. When surrounded by everything else, however, it becomes an exception to an otherwise disappointing whole.‐ The Lonely Film Critic
Read More | Posted Feb 12, 2019
2.5/5 80% At Eternity's Gate (2018) It comes off as hagiographic, tamping down van Gogh's dark side so that he can fill out the "tortured artist" trope to the letter.‐ The Lonely Film Critic
Read More | Posted Jan 30, 2019
2.5/5 66% Vice (2018) If there's any real reason to watch Vice, it's to see how it reaches for the stars and ends up being something of a noble failure.‐ The Lonely Film Critic
Read More | Posted Dec 26, 2018
2.5/5 81% 2019 Oscar Nominated Shorts - Live Action (2019) Take it from me: watch the documentary and animated shorts and leave most of these alone. This is unquestionably an off year for this category and certainly not representative of its greatest abilities.‐ The Lonely Film Critic
Read More | Posted Feb 22, 2019
2.5/5 44% Murder Mystery (2019) At the very least, I didn't regret watching it or hoping for my own swift death before the end credits rolled. Considering the glut of disposable direct-to-VOD projects being released in today's market, I'll take it as a small win.‐ The Lonely Film Critic
Read More | Posted Jun 15, 2019
2.5/5 87% The Truth (La vérité) (2020) None of the cast can save what is otherwise a banal and uninspired screenplay that feels like a lesser patchwork of ideas stitched together out of other, more superior sources.‐ The Lonely Film Critic
Read More | Posted Sep 13, 2019
2.5/5 75% I Am Woman (2020) I Am Woman is conventional to a fault, recounting Reddy's musical trajectory with a rote complacency, never endeavouring to locate interesting swells in her personal narrative that could justify the effort. ‐ The Lonely Film Critic
Read More | Posted Sep 12, 2019
2.5/5 83% Waves (2019) [Waves] comes across as Shults wrangling desperately for approval from the younger generations -- so much so that is heart is more with his future success than the fictional lives he's depicting.‐ The Lonely Film Critic
Read More | Posted Sep 19, 2019
2.5/5 79% Proxima (2019) It's a film somewhat at odds with our times, belatedly validating the capabilities of women in male-driven, scientific fields when those capabilities were never in question to begin with.‐ The Lonely Film Critic
Read More | Posted Sep 13, 2019
3/5 84% Midnight Special (2016) Midnight Special is trying to tell something more ambitious in scope, yet Nichols doesn't go out of his way to make it ambitious.‐ The Lonely Film Critic
Read More | Posted Oct 4, 2018
3/5 94% War for the Planet of the Apes (2017) There is inelegance here between expression and meaning that is jarring, and makes this a grim watch at times.‐ The Lonely Film Critic
Read More | Posted Oct 29, 2018