Joel Keller

Joel Keller
Joel Keller's reviews only count toward the Tomatometer when published at the following Tomatometer-approved publication(s): Cinematical Decider

Movie Reviews Only

T-Meter Title | Year
100% Evelyn (2018) A tough film to watch at times, but if it helps you think about someone in your life who either isn't here anymore because of suicide or might harm his or herself, it becomes a completely worthwhile watch. - Decider EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 11, 2019
63% Falling Inn Love (2019) Falling Inn Love aims to be featherweight wish-fulfillment escapism, but it's so forgettable, it dissipates expeditiously like a quiet, odorless fart. - Decider EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 29, 2019
No Score Yet Hitsville: The Making Of Motown (2019) You may think you know a lot about the early years of Motown, but Hitsville: The Making of Motown will still surprise you at almost every turn, which is one of the highest compliments any documentary can get. - Decider EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 26, 2019
96% Jawline (2019) Despite the film's flaws, it will be a good primer for parents to show them what their kids might be doing on their phones and laptops. - Decider EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 23, 2019
97% American Factory (2019) If you want to know what the future of the American working class might look like, take a look at American Factory. It's not a pretty picture, but it's fascinating to watch. - Decider EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 21, 2019
81% The Amazing Johnathan Documentary (2019) Your BS detector may go off early, but it's still a funny and fascinating portrait of a guy who used to be on top and is trying to recapture some of that glory, even though he's on death's door. - Decider EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 19, 2019
No Score Yet Still Laugh-in: The Stars Celebrate (2019) Despite the fact that the show felt longer than its hour runtime, Still LAUGH-IN: The Stars Celebrate is a fun nostalgia trip and certainly is a good entry for people to seek the original out, wherever it may be. - Decider EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 8, 2019
84% Woodstock: Three Days That Defined a Generation (2019) Woodstock has a complicated legacy and a lot of myths surrounding it, but Woodstock: Three Days That Defined A Generation decided to go with the story that most of us know by heart. But it's still an entertaining watch, if not overly informative. - Decider EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 7, 2019
83% Share (2019) The performances in Share are what's going to get you through an ambling, slow-paced story. - Decider EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 29, 2019
33% Girls with Balls (2019) Nothing about this film is worth wasting time on it. - Decider EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 29, 2019
87% The Great Hack (2019) ...it will likely make you think critically about just what information you allow online and who you're giving it to. - Decider EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 26, 2019
36% Secret Obsession (2019) The cheesiness and plot holes feel like they're put there on purpose to make what seems like a straightforward stalker film more entertaining. If so, bravo. If not, it still won't deter you from enjoying a movie that has enough tension to spare. - Decider EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 19, 2019
100% Maria Bamford: Old Baby (2017) Old Baby shows a confidence and lightness that fans have never seen from her before. - Vanity Fair EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 9, 2019
No Score Yet Tiananmen: The People Versus the Party (2019) A worthwhile retelling of a seismic world event from our recent past, and shows what can happen when a government has too much power over its citizens. - Decider EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 25, 2019
No Score Yet Life Overtakes Me (2019) Life Overtakes Me is definitely a tough watch. But it's worthwhile to put it on just to be aware of the extreme stress refugee families - especially their children - go through in other parts of the world. - Decider EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 21, 2019
100% The Lavender Scare (2019) Spend an hour with The Lavender Scare and you'll learn why the LGBTQ+ community fights so hard for equal rights, and how hard it has been to foster change. - Decider EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 19, 2019
No Score Yet Wig (2019) Wig is a fun film about how things have changed for drag performers since the early days of Wigstock. - Decider EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 19, 2019
93% Rolling Thunder Revue: A Bob Dylan Story By Martin Scorsese (2019) By the time you're done with Rolling Thunder Revue, you may feel you went on tour with Dylan yourself. - Decider EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 13, 2019
67% Long Time Coming: A 1955 Baseball Story (2018) ...if you're at all concerned about how we'll live as a society in the coming decades, this is a must-watch. - Decider EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 11, 2019
No Score Yet Pachamama (2018) Pachamama is a simple story with great visuals that can be a good learning moment for any kid interested in the culture and difficulties experienced by indigenous South American cultures once European exploration began in earnest. - Decider EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 10, 2019
62% XY Chelsea (2019) XY Chelsea is not a treatise on WikiLeaks or Manning's actions. It's an intimate portrait of a very intelligent, complex person who did what she thought was the right thing, despite the consequences. - Decider EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 10, 2019
No Score Yet Miranda Sings Live...Your Welcome (2019) STREAM IT if you are a fan of Miranda Sings, but SKIP IT if you're not. Miranda Sings Live ... Your Welcome feels like a love letter to her fans but not much more. - Decider EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 4, 2019
94% Ask Dr. Ruth (2019) ...shows a side of the famous sex therapist you likely have never seen. - Decider EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 3, 2019
91% Joy (2018) Joy has harrowing situations and realistic performances, and just might make you uncomfortable while watching it. That's what it's supposed to do. - Decider EDIT
Read More | Posted May 28, 2019
93% Live in Front of a Studio Audience: Norman Lear's 'All in the Family' and 'The Jeffersons' (2019) ...in our very divided political and social environment, the messages both these episodes imparted are relevant. - Decider EDIT
Read More | Posted May 28, 2019
No Score Yet A Tale of Two Kitchens (2019) A Tale Of Two Kitchens is 29 minutes of foodie bliss, but also a genuinely positive view of the pride the working class has in their jobs, no matter what country they live in. - Decider EDIT
Read More | Posted May 23, 2019
No Score Yet Malibu Rescue (2019) Malibu Rescue has more than enough kid laughs to get your preteen hooked. And the cast is appealing enough that you won't want to go to another room while your kid watches. - Decider EDIT
Read More | Posted May 13, 2019
No Score Yet Foster (2018) Foster needs a little more balance, but it's a good treatise on how people can come out the other side of the overwhelmed foster system and do well. - Decider EDIT
Read More | Posted May 8, 2019
No Score Yet All In My Family (2019) All In My Family is a fine look at how modern, western sensibilities butt up against ingrained biases in cultures that have been around for millennia. - Decider EDIT
Read More | Posted May 8, 2019
20% A pesar de todo (2019) Despite Everything isn't perfect, but it's just over an hour that's crammed with a lot of plot and a lot of chemistry among its four leads. - Decider EDIT
Read More | Posted May 6, 2019
100% Grass Is Greener (2019) Whether you are a cannabis fan or not, Grass Is Greener will convince you that weed should be legal, for more than just a new revenue stream for states. - Decider EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 22, 2019
69% The Perfect Date (2019) Stream it, mainly for the chemistry between Centineo and Marano. Otherwise, The Perfect Date comes in third place in the trilogy Centineo rom-coms on Netflix. - Decider EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 12, 2019
63% Unicorn Store (2019) Despite the whimsical theme and typically-great performances by folks like Jackson and Cusack, Unicorn Store still moves too slowly, despite its 92-minute running time and light-as-a-feather story. - Decider EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 5, 2019
No Score Yet Suzzanna: Buried Alive (2019) Stream it, especially if you're in the mood for a cheesy, semi-gross popcorn movie. Just be aware that there are some scenes that you can let play out while you put away the dishes. - Decider EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 4, 2019
78% The Legend of Cocaine Island (2018) The Legend Of Cocaine Island is hilarious and does a fine job of laying out the twists and turns in Rodney Hyden's amazing story. - Decider EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 1, 2019
56% The Highwaymen (2019) Since we know what the ending is going to be, the journey in this film has to be interesting, and it just isn't, despite fine performances by Costner and Harrelson. - Decider EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 1, 2019
No Score Yet One Nation Under Stress (2019) Skip it, unless you're a Sanjay Gupta superfan. The information imparted in One Nation Under Stress can be obtained elsewhere. - Decider EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 27, 2019
77% The Inventor: Out for Blood in Silicon Valley (2019) The Inventor is a fascinating look at a person who lives by the George Costanza mantra "It's not a lie if you believe it." Only this isn't Monk's Diner, and the stakes couldn't have been higher. - Decider EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 18, 2019
86% I Am Richard Pryor (2019) Skims over a lot of stuff... Watch Richard Pryor: Omit The Logic, instead. - Decider EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 18, 2019
84% Girl (2019) Monsecour's context makes Dohnt's direction, and Polster's performance, all the more remarkable for its subtlety and compassion. Just be ready to sit through a few rough scenes. - Decider EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 18, 2019
79% Juanita (2019) Stream it for Alfre Woodard's performance, but prepare yourself to wonder just what kind of movie you watched when its over. - Decider EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 8, 2019
85% The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind (2019) William Kamkwamba's story is fascinating, and Chiwetel Ejiofor tells it well in his first directorial effort. - Decider EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 4, 2019
60% Yucatán (2018) Yucatán goes down easy, but it's still too long with too many coincidences to make it worth your while. - Decider EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 4, 2019
80% The Drug King (2018) The Drug King is ambitious! It's also derivative. And funny! And familiar. It's an epic! But it feels about 20 minutes too long. - Decider EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 4, 2019
43% Paris Is Us (2019) Despite its ambitions and humble beginnings, Paris Is Us is still a surreal slog in search of a plot. - Decider EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 1, 2019
55% The Tree of Blood (El árbol de la sangre) (2018) The Tree Of Blood is 138 minutes long, but doesn't drag. As involved as you'll get in the story, though, it takes a bit of mental energy to put all the pieces together. - Decider EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 26, 2019
89% O.G. (2018) Wright's performance in O.G. is one of the more compelling ones we've seen this year, and the film itself lets viewers look at a view of prison life that's as realistic as anything we've seen. - Decider EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 26, 2019
89% Paddleton (2019) Paddleton is a pretty quiet and simple movie, but you'll get sucked in by Andy and Michael's friendship, and the literally life-and-death the two choices have to make. - Decider EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 22, 2019
100% United Skates (2018) United Skates shows a subculture that needs some promotion, has a great soundtrack, good interviews, and shows dance moves that can give you chills. - Decider EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 20, 2019
No Score Yet The Many Lives Of Nick Buoniconti (2019) Anyone who knows Buoniconti will want to watch this, not only to find out about his multi-faceted life, but to see that he's still a fighter, even as his health declines. - Decider EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 14, 2019