Frank Wilkins

Frank Wilkins
Tomatometer-approved critic
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Film Critic, ReelTalk Movie Reviews

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T-Meter Title | Year
96% The Irishman (2019) Everything Scorsese has done with The Irishman makes the film a true masterpiece. Believe the hype, buy into the buildup. It is that good. - ReelTalk Movie Reviews EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 11, 2019
5/5 93% 1917 (2019) 1917, holds rank alongside the likes of Apocalypse Now, Saving Private Ryan, and Dunkirk. Let's hope 1917 marks the moment at which Hollywood recognizes its neglect of an underserved genre. - Reel Reviews EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 6, 2019
4/5 95% A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood (2019) Is just so darn sweet and engaging it is nearly impossible to not be enraptured by its corny approachability. - Reel Reviews EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 22, 2019
5/5 96% The Irishman (2019) Everything Scorcese has done with his The Irishman makes the film a true masterpiece. Believe the hype, buy into the buildup. It is that good. - Reel Reviews EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 15, 2019
1/5 43% Midway (2019) Feels like a cheaply-made video presentation for the kiosk at the Pearl Harbor visitor center - Reel Reviews EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 8, 2019
2/5 62% Motherless Brooklyn (2019) One of the most beautiful slogfests you'll ever sleep though. - Reel Reviews EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 1, 2019
3/5 68% Zombieland: Double Tap (2019) A pleasantly enjoyable little comedy/action/drama/romance film that occasionally rises above its lowbrow zombie tropes to remind us that family, home, and reliable friends are often all we need to get by in this messed up world. - Reel Reviews EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 18, 2019
2/5 26% Gemini Man (2019) A well-acted, poorly written action movie that never takes its unique premise anywhere interesting - Reel Reviews EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 11, 2019
4/5 84% Downton Abbey (2019) For fans of the TV series, Downton Abbey is as comfortable and welcoming as a well-worn tweed cardigan. - Reel Reviews EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 21, 2019
5/5 89% Brittany Runs a Marathon (2019) A truly enjoyable experience that is inspirational, heartwarming, and gut-bustlingly funny yet never comes off as overly preachy - Reel Reviews EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 6, 2019
4/5 98% The Farewell (2019) Proof that a diverse workforce leads to better innovation and better products and services. - Reel Reviews EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 30, 2019
5/5 95% The Peanut Butter Falcon (2019) This is exactly the kind of movie we need right now. Sadly, those who need to see it most, likely won't. - Reel Reviews EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 23, 2019
4/5 80% Good Boys (2019) None of this would work were it not for the three young actors playing Max, Thor, and Lucas. Tremblay, Noon, and Williams lend such an endearing innocence, we can't help but fall in love with their characters. - Reel Reviews EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 16, 2019
2/5 67% Fast & Furious Presents: Hobbs & Shaw (2019) Crashes and burns into a heap of crumpled intentions and unmet expectations. - Reel Reviews EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 2, 2019
4/5 85% Once Upon a Time In Hollywood (2019) Isn't meant to be sipped or tasted. Turn off your morality meter and gulp its poor taste and cheap bawdiness in heaping helpings. This is pure style over substance and it's a better movie because of it. - Reel Reviews EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 26, 2019
2/5 53% The Lion King (2019) Overpowering the strength of the story and the splendor of the visuals in The Lion King, is the nagging question of why. - Reel Reviews EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 19, 2019
3/5 83% Crawl (2019) It is a nasty little adventure film that drags us through the mud of heartbreak, broken family, and mother nature's fury - Reel Reviews EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 12, 2019
5/5 83% Midsommar (2019) The more time you spend thinking about Midsommar, the more power you give it to continue its dig into your already damaged psyche. - Reel Reviews EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 5, 2019
3/5 63% Yesterday (2019) Everyone and everything - from Boyle to Patel to James to McKinnon, and even the music - is so darn perfect, there's nothing here to dislike. You just have to remember to let it into your heart. - Reel Reviews EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 28, 2019
3/5 97% Toy Story 4 (2019) Bad news: Toy Story 4 is Pixar's biggest money grab to date. Good news: This is Pixar, so it never feels like one. - Reel Reviews EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 21, 2019
3/5 32% Shaft (2019) Who can't have a fond affection for a character who believes it is his duty to please the booty? - Reel Reviews EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 14, 2019
5/5 97% Booksmart (2019) Every generation deserves a high school teen comedy to call its very own. Congratulations, current high schoolers. Here's yours. - Reel Reviews EDIT
Read More | Posted May 24, 2019
4/5 91% The Biggest Little Farm (2019) A crowd-pleasing film that leaves us with the notion that if we all work together, and do the right thing, perhaps we can make a difference in this world. How's that for reaping the fruits of your labor? - Reel Reviews EDIT
Read More | Posted May 17, 2019
1/5 14% The Hustle (2019) Don't fall for the con! The Hustle is trying to swindle you out of 12 bucks. - Reel Reviews EDIT
Read More | Posted May 10, 2019
4/5 81% Long Shot (2019) Often funny, abrasive, tasteless, and almost always over-the-top offensive. But it is the unexpected magnetism between Theron and Rogen that makes the impossible possible in Long Shot. - Reel Reviews EDIT
Read More | Posted May 3, 2019
1/5 29% The Curse of La Llorona (2019) Not even a connection - as negligible as it is - to the extended Conjuring universe is enough to save this potboiler from its own curse of bad decisions, lazy writing, and poor execution. - Reel Reviews EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 26, 2019
2/5 55% The Best of Enemies (2019) Though we know where this odd couple story is going before we even walk into the theater, neither the destination nor the journey are particularly all that interesting - Reel Reviews EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 5, 2019
5/5 93% Us (2019) Intertwines the notion of class structure and the dichotomy of "the haves" vs. "the have-nots" with our innate fear of evil twins to create a delightfully exhilarating, and at times terrifying, modern day twist on the age-old B movie. - Reel Reviews EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 20, 2019
4/5 44% Captive State (2019) In a world of sequels, prequels, remakes, and mass consumed pablum, we need filmmakers who are willing to roll the dice and break the rules. Wyatt does and comes up big with Captive State - Reel Reviews EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 15, 2019
2/5 12% Tyler Perry's A Madea Family Funeral (2019) There is simply nowhere else to go with the Madea character, yet here we are again - Reel Reviews EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 9, 2019
2/5 60% Greta (2019) too bad it doesn't quite fully buy into its own B-movie trashiness - Reel Reviews EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 1, 2019
4/5 92% Fighting with My Family (2019) Delivers a smackdown to our emotions - Reel Reviews EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 22, 2019
2/5 70% Happy Death Day 2U (2019) Though better than the original, there's simply not enough here to break this franchise from its loop of mediocrity. - Reel Reviews EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 15, 2019
4/5 70% Cold Pursuit (2019) A quirky noir thriller that turns the genre on its head with a barrage of wry humor and enough dead bodies to fill a graveyard two deep - Reel Reviews EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 8, 2019
4/5 81% Perfectos Desconocidos (2019) a wild and entertaining ride into the darker side of technology and the ominous ways in which we are letting our cell phones not only control us, but to also define us. - Reel Reviews EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 25, 2019
1/5 37% Glass (2019) Totally fumbles the fanboy excitement it generated when Willis's David Dunn turned and looked at the camera at the end of Split. - Reel Reviews EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 18, 2019
3/5 41% The Upside (2019) A delightfully charming and oftentimes hilarious little film - Reel Reviews EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 11, 2019
3/5 50% Escape Room (2019) Robitel bucks the typical tropes of a low-budget PG-13 horror by taking focus away from trying to scare us at every turn and, instead, putting it on the elaborately staged puzzles and booby-trapped rooms - Reel Reviews EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 4, 2019
4/5 66% Vice (2018) A precarious high-wire act that always entertains, and never fails to make us think. - Reel Reviews EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 28, 2018
3/5 79% Mary Poppins Returns (2018) To sum it up quite, ahem, bluntly, none of this works without the supreme talents of Emily Blunt. - Reel Reviews EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 21, 2018
5/5 95% If Beale Street Could Talk (2019) a delicious and delectable love story with the kind of chemistry from its two leads that few filmmakers ever manage to capture. - Reel Reviews EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 14, 2018
5/5 82% Ben is Back (2018) While Ben is Back isn't necessarily what most would consider enjoyable entertainment, it is something everyone needs to see. - Reel Reviews EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 7, 2018
5/5 93% The Favourite (2018) None of it works without the three wonderful performances from Colman, Stone and Weisz. It is difficult to overstate the strength of the trio's contribution to the success of the film. - Reel Reviews EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 30, 2018
5/5 91% Widows (2018) From this point forward, there will be few excuses for a film that doesn't manage to stimulate the brain while also entertaining the masses. - Reel Reviews EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 16, 2018
1/5 40% The Girl in the Spider's Web (2018) Lisbeth Salander is a very compelling character, and one the world needs right now. But sadly, as handled here, she's just another slickly-packaged vigilante superhero dumbed down for the masses - Reel Reviews EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 9, 2018
76% Happy Feet (2006) The visuals in Happy Feet are absolutely amazing. - Reel Reviews EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 2, 2018
5/5 81% Mid90s (2018) In a word, it is simply brilliant. - Reel Reviews EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 26, 2018
4/5 79% Halloween (2018) More violent, more bloody, and oftentimes more scary than the original, this Halloween is a wonderfully imagined addition to the franchise that updates, and in many ways, improves upon the original while maintaining its fun B-movie practicalities. - Reel Reviews EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 19, 2018
4/5 87% First Man (2018) First Man isn't the story of man's journey to the moon. It is the story of Neil Armstrong, the first man to walk on the moon. And as such, it is less an historical dramatization than it is a biographical melodrama with plenty of sentimentality - Reel Reviews EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 12, 2018
4/5 75% Bad Times at the El Royale (2018) Despite the danger that lurks around nearly every turn, I wouldn't hesitate to return for another stay at the El Royale. - Reel Reviews EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 5, 2018