Movie Reviews Only

T-Meter Title | Year
3/5 93% Revenge (2018) Revenge rolls out a blood-soaked red carpet that Coralie Fargeat walks with breakout regard. - Flickering Myth EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 6, 2019
3/5 65% I See You (2019) What's said about hiding in plain sight cannot be understated, which may be the film's scariest message of all. - Flickering Myth EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 6, 2019
4/5 93% 1917 (2019) A mesmeric glimpse of history defined more by the quiet isolation of trench warfare than machine-gun projectiles whizzing by every couple of seconds. - Atom Insider EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 30, 2019
4/5 95% Uncut Gems (2019) You will squirm, you will hurt, and you'll respect the hell out of Adam Sandler's ability to bring the worst out of his surrounding actors in the best possible way. - Atom Insider EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 21, 2019
3.5/5 85% Waves (2019) Waves accomplishes sublime narrative fluidity via Trey Edward Shults' ability to keep camera motion, soundtrack beats, and character energies in constant synergy. - Atom Insider EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 15, 2019
2/5 No Score Yet Midday Demons (2019) Midday Demons relies on the scenic "table-setting" of coastal Italian architectures but lacks enough enthusiasm in storytelling to shine a light on the next "sunny scary" classic. - Film Journal International EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 15, 2019
3/5 38% Primal (2019) How have I not been transported back to the 90s where Primal should be opening in wide-release alongside every other audacious action hybrid imaginable? - Flickering Myth EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 14, 2019
2.5/5 62% The Shed (2019) If there's one thing The Shed gets right, it's reassuring viewers that vampires can be savage, malicious creatures of nightly fury. - Flickering Myth EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 14, 2019
5/10 77% Doctor Sleep (2019) Doctor Sleep is a conflicted and unwieldy sequel attempting to unite worlds (King and Kubrick) while telling an original story from yet another filmmaker's viewpoint (Flanagan) that never blends together. - We Got This Covered EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 8, 2019
2/5 40% #Screamers (2018) I give #Screamers the slightest, most blink-and-you-miss nod for gunning right for high-pitched squeals, but concept dynamics will be labeled "cheap" by horror vets (and with good reason). - Flickering Myth EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 5, 2019
3/5 90% Isle of Dogs (2018) Isle Of Dogs is larger-than-life imagination without a leash. - Flickering Myth EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 5, 2019
3/5 51% Flower (2018) Flower is the Zoey Deutch show, which luckily for Max Winkler is a program I'll never flip off. - Flickering Myth EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 5, 2019
2/5 81% Midnighters (2018) Midnighters leaves you with the taste of something more complex - truly, there's quite a lot happening - but it all folds together with such homogenized doughiness. - Flickering Myth EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 5, 2019
3/5 88% Annihilation (2018) Annihilation is a puff from one of the year's most cataclysmically up-tempo strains of synthetic sci-fi devastation. - Flickering Myth EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 5, 2019
1/5 33% The Chamber (2018) Single location films like The Chamber are faithfully reliant on character structures and evolutions, which is where Ben Parker's execution falters most. - Flickering Myth EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 5, 2019
3/5 68% The Cured (2018) The Cured accelerates conversations around horror films being the loudest megaphone for the masses (a mirror to society) but isn't all that interesting as a pure zombie movie. - Flickering Myth EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 5, 2019
3.5/5 85% Game Night (2018) Game Night is a hilarious, deranged take on growing up and finding our weekly spark, if not an absolutely insane riff off Clue meets Keanu (in some weird mainstream comedy universe). - Flickering Myth EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 5, 2019
2/5 55% The Lodgers (2018) A case of less not being more; the audience lulled into a state of indifference that O'Malley's suspended underwater climax cannot revive. - Flickering Myth EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 5, 2019
2/5 45% Red Sparrow (2018) Red Sparrow is lifelessly paced and frequently abusive towards female characters in the most manipulatively unsuccessful ways. - Flickering Myth EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 5, 2019
3/5 68% Still/Born (2018) Still/Born may not cleverly shake themes about like Prevenge - morphing motherhood fears into something unexpected - but that doesn't weaken messages. - Flickering Myth EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 5, 2019
1.5/5 12% Fifty Shades Freed (2018) Love's most flummoxing journey has finally reached climax, but what a blandifying, inept "sexy thriller" note things end on. - Flickering Myth EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 5, 2019
5/10 71% Terminator: Dark Fate (2019) Terminator: Dark Fate is a good Terminator franchise entry by comparison, but still falls into many of the pitfalls that modern reboots/remakes/sequels struggle to sidestep when balancing nostalgia with hyper-CGI action. - We Got This Covered EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 1, 2019
1/5 60% Red Letter Day (2019) Red Letter Day has an idea, but neither the means to execute nor the vision to deliver a tooth-and-nail struggle against societal breakdowns. - Flickering Myth EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 29, 2019
1/5 No Score Yet The Gallows Act II (2019) The Gallows Act II is as bad as you all (wrongly) think The Gallows is. - Flickering Myth EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 25, 2019
1.5/5 25% Countdown (2019) Countdown is never worth the summation of its most accomplished achievements - a mere few minutes, frankly - like a beta test that's loaded with bugs being worked out in real-time. - Flickering Myth EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 24, 2019
2.5/5 No Score Yet Portals (2019) Portals ensures connective tissue unites worldwide events within each localized story, but loses the inherent variety of anthology freedoms in doing so. - Flickering Myth EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 24, 2019
3/5 48% Eli (2019) It's the equivalent of horror Mad Libs, but defying sensible rationale, dare I admit bemused appreciation for this freewheelin' genre bullshittery? - Flickering Myth EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 20, 2019
2/5 53% Wounds (2019) Wounds is two-thirds of a moral deterioration haunter that culminates with abrupt disappointment. - Flickering Myth EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 19, 2019
6/10 68% Zombieland: Double Tap (2019) Double Tap is an expected but well-adjusted Zombieland sequel that does just a bit more "nutting up" than "shutting up" to justify its wait. - We Got This Covered EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 17, 2019
2.5/5 30% Trick (2019) Trick lives Halloween, breathes Halloween, and so desperately - detrimentally - wants to be another Halloween marathon mainstay. - Flickering Myth EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 16, 2019
1/5 No Score Yet Holiday Hell (2019) A "holiday horror" anthology that lacks any "holiday" or "horror" appeal. - Flickering Myth EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 14, 2019
2.5/5 26% Gemini Man (2019) Gemini Man is both a futuristic taste of what 120 frames per second can do for action cinema and a confirmation of the format's current limitations. - Atom Insider EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 10, 2019
3/5 92% The Lighthouse (2019) This might sound crass, but there's a true metaphor here: The Lighthouse loves the smell of its own farts (not necessarily a negative, either). - Atom Insider EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 8, 2019
3/5 63% The Furies (2019) The Furies reminds me, once again, the best video game adaptations aren't based on actual virtual properties. - Flickering Myth EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 4, 2019
3.5/5 81% Sea Fever (2019) Hardiman's tension within confined seafaring quarters works to pressurize and constrict this "Cabin Fever meets The Thing aboard a trawling vessel." - Atom Insider EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 3, 2019
4/5 97% Knives Out (2019) You'll burst out laughing and adore how Johnson's cast plays their cards with confidence, masks their bluffs, and presents a gallery of rogues with enjoyable deceit. - Atom Insider EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 3, 2019
3.5/5 97% Sweetheart (2019) One woman, one gilled foe, one gorgeous escape ploy that rations tension as to sustain all 90-ish minutes. - Slashfilm EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 29, 2019
3/5 100% VFW (2019) Think of VFW as the action massacre midnighter your parents never wanted you to see, but you snuck into the VHS player at way too young an age after they went to sleep. - Slashfilm EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 29, 2019
3.5/5 86% The Long Walk (Bor mi vanh chark) (2019) The Long Walk is many things, but what sticks with me is Mattie Do's passionate dedication to emotional, raw-to-the-bone filmmaking. - Slashfilm EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 29, 2019
3.5/5 100% We Summon the Darkness (2019) We Summon The Darkness takes the stage as a headlining act bathed in tainted blood, light beers, and fangs-out maliciousness. Alexandra Daddario and Maddie Hasson's wild-child performances bring the satanic house down. - Slashfilm EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 28, 2019
3.5/5 100% The Pool (2019) The Pool is a pro-life crocodile attack flick set in a drained Olympic-sized swimming pool that is incredibly mean-spirited towards its main character, improbably audacious...and sponsored by Pizza Hut? - Slashfilm EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 28, 2019
3.5/5 92% Jallikattu (2019) Jallikattu is alluring, unconscionable, and impossible to avert your eyes from - whether you're engaged with it or hating every second. - Slashfilm EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 28, 2019
3.5/5 100% Tammy and the T-Rex: Gore Cut (1994) You're watching Tammy and The T-Rex with a room full of friends, additional substances to ease out forthcoming giggles, and hunger for "so bad it's good" cinema on an inconceivable level. - Slashfilm EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 28, 2019
3/5 100% 4x4 (2019) 44 is lean, fascinatingly detailed, and punches into overdrive when excitement is most needed. - Slashfilm EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 28, 2019
3.5/5 65% Guns Akimbo (2019) It's like a Saturday morning cartoon for the criminally insane, and I mean that with love. - Atom Insider EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 28, 2019
3/5 No Score Yet Killer Sofa (2019) Killer Sofa is weird, sometimes unwieldy, but should delight those who giggled incessantly at the film's properly conveyed trailer. - Flickering Myth EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 21, 2019
2/5 20% Hell House LLC III: Lake of Fire (2019) Hard to fault a filmmaker and franchise dying to evolve, but it's also hard not to feel let down by how Cognetti ends this Hell House LLC trilogy. - Flickering Myth EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 17, 2019
3/10 50% 3 from Hell (2019) 3 From Hell is an ugly example of too much wicked style over zero intended substance. - We Got This Covered EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 16, 2019
1.5/5 27% Corporate Animals (2019) Pacing is wonky-wobbly, dark humor never as morbid as intended (or funny), and corporation satirization barely simmers above a lukewarm temperature. - Flickering Myth EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 16, 2019
4/5 85% Synchronic (2019) Synchronic is beautifully macabre science fiction. Beyond fascinating. It engages, excites, and proves Justin Benson + Aaron Moorhead = today's most stimulating cinematic experiences on a level unmatched. - We Got This Covered EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 14, 2019