Alex Saveliev

Alex Saveliev
Alex Saveliev's reviews only count toward the Tomatometer when published at the following Tomatometer-approved publication(s): Film Threat
Publications: Film Threat

Movie Reviews Only

T-Meter Title | Year
9/10 88% Richard Jewell (2019) This new Jewell in Eastwood's sparkling filmography happens to be his most emotionally resonant, heartfelt, and purely entertaining project in years. - Film Threat EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 21, 2019
5/10 89% The Two Popes (2019) The two actors are bound to be showered with awards, as is the production design, the polished script, etc. But there's no intrigue, no real substance beneath all the gloss. - Film Threat EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 20, 2019
8/10 87% Deerskin (2020) At barely over an hour, Deerskin packs quite a punch, and is bound to get under your skin. - Film Threat EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 19, 2019
10/10 80% A Hidden Life (2019) A Hidden Life is breathtaking in every aspect. - Film Threat EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 19, 2019
8/10 80% The Truth (La vérité) (2020) The Truth is a remarkably breezy, gentle film, considering the existential thematic elements coursing through its veins. - Film Threat EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 18, 2019
7/10 83% Queen & Slim (2019) Their film is similarly heartfelt, filled with perfectly-tuned little moments that manage to shine amidst the speechifying. - Film Threat EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 18, 2019
6/10 50% Badland (2019) Lee's film never escapes its B-movie roots, nor does it try to, embracing its own pompousness. - Film Threat EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 1, 2019
5/10 71% Terminator: Dark Fate (2019) A screenplay as clunky as a skinned, half-demolished T-800... - Film Threat EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 1, 2019
6/10 59% Mrs. Lowry & Son (2019) Mrs. Lowry and Son has an appealing old-school charm and two performances that make it worth seeing. - Film Threat EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 28, 2019
7/10 62% Paradise Hills (2019) Paradise Hills has pacing issues, and a made-for-TV feel it can't quite escape. A firmer grasp of tone would've benefited the narrative. Yet its creators' boundless imagination carries it through the rougher patches. - Film Threat EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 28, 2019
8/10 88% Bloody Marie (2019) ...a shot of adrenaline in a landscape filled with cinematic clones. - Film Threat EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 25, 2019
4/10 No Score Yet Portals (2019) There's no character progression, nothing is explained, yet the audience is assaulted with a ton of pointless exposition, wooden acting, and a hilarious ending that's supposed to be tantalizingly ambiguous but instead reeks of desperation. - Film Threat EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 24, 2019
3/10 20% Entangled (2019) Conversations go on and on, revealing next to nothing. - Film Threat EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 23, 2019
8/10 100% Citizen K (2019) Gibney spares no detail. - Film Threat EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 21, 2019
6/10 67% Miss Virginia (2019) As a heartfelt tribute to an important historical figure, it works just fine. - Film Threat EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 18, 2019
8/10 95% By the Grace of God (Grâce à Dieu) (2019) It may be a 'message movie'...but it's a muscular, endearing, highly intelligent one. - Film Threat EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 18, 2019
3/10 30% Trick (2019) Hardcore gorehounds will be disappointed by the lukewarm scares. Fans of throwback films will groan at the lack of tongue-in-cheek references. - Film Threat EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 18, 2019
8/10 96% First Love (Hatsukoi) (2019) [It] will melt your brains, punch you in the gut and leave your hearts a-flutter. - Film Threat EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 14, 2019
3/10 4% Mary (2019) Mary is an utterly dismal experience from start to finish, lacking any psychology or thrills. - Film Threat EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 11, 2019
7/10 100% Blood on Her Name (2019) Blood on Her Name is a fine showcase for its star, and a sturdy debut from a director to watch. - Film Threat EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 8, 2019
5/10 20% Pretenders (2019) Quantity over quality seems to be Franco's motto. He's quite consistent in how inconsistent he is. - Film Threat EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 4, 2019
3/10 No Score Yet Encounter (2018) With its slapdash editing, poor effects and a central creature that resembles a chopped-up Audrey II from The Little Shop of Horrors, Encounter sadly does little to improve Luke Hemsworth's filmography. - Film Threat EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 1, 2019
6/10 27% Rambo: Last Blood (2019) This is a straight-up, no-holds-barred revenge flick starring a leathery Sylvester Stallone - albeit one that struggles to keep an already-thin story together. - Film Threat EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 27, 2019
6/10 No Score Yet Nineteen Summers (2019) The tone and pace are, at times inconsistent, making for a somewhat-meandering flow... However, newcomer Emonjay Brown shines as DeAndre, by turns affectionate, resolute, angry at the system and himself. - Film Threat EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 27, 2019
5/10 44% The Wedding Year (2019) Robert Luketic... churns out another generically-named, generic rom-com! Lo and behold, The Wedding Year may just be his most generic one yet! - Film Threat EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 23, 2019
5/10 No Score Yet Imprisoned (2019) Clumsy and meandering, Imprisoned seems unsure of whether it's a story of personal revenge, an outcry against a corrupt regime, or a study of the Puerto Rican justice system. - Film Threat EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 16, 2019
7/10 63% Liam Gallagher: As It Was (2019) It stirs up nostalgic memories, but also leaves one with a lingering sense of melancholy. - Film Threat EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 13, 2019
8/10 45% Seeds (2019) Seeds masterfully explores what happens when one cannot stop the dam from opening. - Film Threat EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 12, 2019
5/10 62% 3 Days with Dad (Life Support) (2019) Too bad it's all been done before, and better. Its flaccid visual approach and meandering, morose plot may make you pull the plug on your TV set. - Film Threat EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 11, 2019
6/10 100% Jordan River Anderson, The Messenger (2019) The Messenger functions fine as a heartfelt, important PSA, a tribute to Jordan's legacy - but less so as a fleshed-out, layered documentary. - Film Threat EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 10, 2019
9/10 67% Pelican Blood (Pelikanblut) (2019) Pelican Blood touches upon every mother - and woman's - deepest fear. It's not an easy watch by any means - but there's no denying its forceful, searing power and the long, crimson-red shadow it casts. - Film Threat EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 9, 2019
4/10 62% It Chapter Two (2019) Sadly, though afforded double the budget, It Chapter Two provides half of the scares of the first installment. This clown's makeup is wearing off, fast. - Film Threat EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 9, 2019
7/10 71% The Last Photograph (2017) The young romance sub-plot may be a tad unnecessary, and the film ends up rather slight and anticlimactic despite the hefty subject matter. There's no denying Huston's mastery though, both behind and in front of the camera. - Film Threat EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 4, 2019
8/10 94% Jay Myself (2019) An ode to the artist and his city, Jay Myself may just make you stop and recognize beauty in a random light pattern, or in the way dust blankets an old photo. - Film Threat EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 26, 2019
6/10 39% Angel Has Fallen (2019) Yes, it's all uber-violent, in-your-face, completely lacking sophistication - but I'll be damned if it's not entertaining. - Film Threat EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 26, 2019
8/10 88% Freaks (2019) An explosive, utterly original concoction that won't please everyone but will totally elate the freaks among us seeking something different. - Film Threat EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 23, 2019
5/10 No Score Yet Joel McHale: Live from Pyongyang (2019) McHale should've either gone-for-broke or remained harmlessly affable - but he goes for both, and consequently underwhelms, making one wish his show did take place in Pyongyang. - Film Threat EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 22, 2019
9/10 82% Socrates (2019) With an authenticity rarely seen in contemporary cinema, it examines the lives of those that struggle to survive in ecosystems that function according to their own decrepit principles. - Film Threat EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 20, 2019
6/10 80% Good Boys (2019) For all its claims to be rebellious, Good Boys is surprisingly tame by today's standards. - Film Threat EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 19, 2019
5/10 No Score Yet The Second Sun (2019) Perhaps The Second Sun would have functioned better on stage. There's a shred of melancholy permeating the otherwise-glossy narrative that may be more palpable when experienced live, without the celluloid barrier. - Film Threat EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 16, 2019
5/10 No Score Yet Deadsight (2018) Deadsight is ultimately nothing exceptional, proving again that it will take a true cinematic genius to resuscitate the zombie genre. - Film Threat EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 14, 2019
3/10 71% The Bestowal (2019) Andrew de Burgh tackles existential, cosmic issues and mixes the theological, the religious and the scientific with such reckless abandon, his reach far exceeds his grasp. - Film Threat EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 12, 2019
7/10 60% Them That Follow (2019) Them That Follow is a dark and richly atmospheric experience. Despite its missteps, this is one snake-infested cinematic pit worth investigating. - Film Threat EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 12, 2019
4/10 22% Daughter of the Wolf (2019) Carano doesn't seem quite capable of carrying a film yet, let alone pull a dreary feature like Daughter of the Wolf out of the murk. - Film Threat EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 2, 2019
5/10 40% The Operative (2019) The Operative certainly operates on its own terms. I'm just not quite sure what they are. - Film Threat EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 2, 2019
8/10 No Score Yet Being and Nothingness (2019) Writer/director Ashley Avis, along with her modest crew, present a new, tantalizingly odd take on your typical "granola indie" with the poetic Being and Nothingness. - Film Threat EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 2, 2019
8/10 53% Ladyworld (2019) Cerebral and forceful, [Ladyworld] will have you deliberating its themes for days after. - Film Threat EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 2, 2019
4/10 No Score Yet The Tangle (2019) For a sci-fi feature, it's certainly not visually-stimulating; perhaps it would've worked better as an audio-book. - Film Threat EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 30, 2019
2/10 No Score Yet Purge of Kingdoms (2019) Purge of Kingdom is the worst film I've seen so far in 2019. If a fart gag makes your sides split with laughter, go right ahead - otherwise, avoid at all costs. - Film Threat EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 29, 2019
8/10 78% Skin (2019) It may tread familiar territory, but Skin does so with relentless energy, confidence, and passion. I can't wait to see what Nattiv has in store for us next - and for Bell to get under another character's skin. - Film Threat EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 26, 2019