Vincent Mancini

Vincent Mancini
Tomatometer-approved critic

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T-Meter Title | Year
D- 66% Zombieland: Double Tap (2019) Rote pop-culture slurry. - FilmDrunk EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 18, 2019
B- 93% The Lighthouse (2019) A more perfect role for Willem Dafoe does not and may never exist, but it's hard not to wish that there was a little more story to go with the admittedly incredible scene setting. - FilmDrunk EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 18, 2019
C+ 77% Jojo Rabbit (2019) If only it had leaned into its inspired weirdness instead of trying to soften it into a schmaltzy dramedy, this could've been something great. - FilmDrunk EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 17, 2019
C+ 96% Pain and Glory (Dolor y gloria) (2019) The disconnected memories and disparate gripes of Almodóvar's protagonist never quite cohere into a compelling whole, though the colors are nice. - FilmDrunk EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 11, 2019
A 99% Parasite (Gisaengchung) (2019) A light farce that gradually transforms into an urgent class parable, getting exponentially more compelling moment by moment. Possibly Bong's best, and certainly one of the best of the year. - FilmDrunk EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 10, 2019
B+ 68% Joker (2019) The only thing wrong with 'Joker' is the commercial imposition that the main character has to become the Joker at the end. Absent that, it's actually a pretty good movie. - FilmDrunk EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 3, 2019
A+ 76% The Death of Dick Long (2019) Turns out, playing this material straight is a lot funnier than hamming it up. I wish all movies were more like this. Best movie of the year. - FilmDrunk EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 26, 2019
B 84% Ad Astra (2019) Watching Brad Astronaut get to space is quite thrilling, but it'd be nice if he done more stargazing and less navel gazing. - FilmDrunk EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 20, 2019
B- 27% Rambo: Last Blood (2019) Trump-era Rambo is essentially a human border wall keeping America safe from Mexican rapists and murderers. Absolutely deranged, a must-see. - FilmDrunk EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 18, 2019
B 63% It Chapter Two (2019) Mostly nonsensical but oddly watchable. It's kind of like watching an exuberant 6-year-old try to tell a story that keeps getting away from her. - FilmDrunk EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 5, 2019
B- 18% The Fanatic (2019) A Nic-Cage-in-Wicker-Man level performance by Travolta plus the pathos of Fred Durst telling a story about how celebrities have it hard adds up to a movie you shouldn't miss. - FilmDrunk EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 5, 2019
B- 89% Ready or Not (2019) A brilliant concept for satirizing the poison pill of dynastic wealth, though the kitschy, "honest to blog" tone holds it back. - FilmDrunk EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 28, 2019
90% 1922 (2017) It's a cheeseburger that knows it's a cheeseburger, and it's a blast. - FilmDrunk EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 23, 2019
B 67% Fast & Furious Presents: Hobbs & Shaw (2019) Another glorious celebration of moronic excess. - FilmDrunk EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 31, 2019
B+ 85% Once Upon a Time In Hollywood (2019) Both heartfelt love letter to the 60s and vaguely reactionary anti-hippie screed, it's the first Tarantino film you could describe as languid. - FilmDrunk EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 25, 2019
C 53% The Lion King (2019) Oddly the main effect of putting shockingly photorealistic lions into a Lion King movie is that it kind of feels like an episode of Mr. Ed. - FilmDrunk EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 19, 2019
B- 83% The Art of Self-Defense (2019) The glib detachment from which it derives much of its humor keeps it from a deeper exploration of its subject matter. - FilmDrunk EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 18, 2019
D 62% Yesterday (2019) A profoundly lame waste of a great premise. - FilmDrunk EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 28, 2019
A- 83% Midsommar (2019) Ari Aster's movies feel like an entirely novel experience in a way few others do. - FilmDrunk EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 27, 2019
C+ 64% Child's Play (2019) It gives itself a great premise to play with but ultimately squanders it, largely through one poor story choice. - FilmDrunk EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 21, 2019
B- 32% Shaft (2019) It falls apart in the end, but watching Samuel L. Jackson in full Samuel L. Jackson mode is solid fun for at least an hour and change. - FilmDrunk EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 18, 2019
A- 97% Toy Story 4 (2019) An extremely enjoyable combination of earnest humanism and newly-sentient toys yearning for the sweet release of death. - FilmDrunk EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 18, 2019
D- 56% The Dead Don't Die (2019) Essentially a one-joke movie, where the joke is "these are famous people." - FilmDrunk EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 13, 2019
D+ 23% Dark Phoenix (2019) Squanders a great cast and source material by failing to answer the most basic question: who are the bad guys and what do they want? - FilmDrunk EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 7, 2019
B+ 90% Always Be My Maybe (2019) A thoroughly pleasant, easygoing romantic comedy with charming leads and a wonderful cast. - FilmDrunk EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 6, 2019
B 81% Avengement (2019) Imagine 'John Wick' as written by a character in 'Snatch.' - FilmDrunk EDIT
Read More | Posted May 24, 2019
C 97% Booksmart (2019) There's a lot of political window dressing for a movie that's almost studiously unpolitical. Name dropping Malala in a teen sex romp seems a bit much. - FilmDrunk EDIT
Read More | Posted May 24, 2019
B 57% Aladdin (2019) A notably entertaining romp that rather quickly finds the limits of corporate wokeness. - FilmDrunk EDIT
Read More | Posted May 22, 2019
B- 51% Tolkien (2019) An unabashedly earnest, homoerotic Edwardian Dead Poets Society that could stand to be a lot more homoerotic. - FilmDrunk EDIT
Read More | Posted May 10, 2019
C+ 68% Pokémon Detective Pikachu (2019) It's a wonder that something can be simultaneously formulaic and bizarre. I didn't enjoy that much but it does make me smile knowing something this weird exists. - FilmDrunk EDIT
Read More | Posted May 10, 2019
B- 30% Red Joan (2019) Inspired by the story of a real-life spy, Red Joan's world of Cambridge socialists is entertaining enough, though the film seems more interested in her fictional love affairs than in the politics. - FilmDrunk EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 20, 2019
A- 58% Under the Silver Lake (2019) Upon first watch, it's series of bonkers and inspired interludes with a head scratcher of an ending. Once upon a time I thought the same thing about The Big Lebowski, and this one also may require a few more to fully appreciate. - FilmDrunk EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 20, 2019
B+ 17% Hellboy (2019) Exuberantly gross and proudly ridiculous, this Hellboy feels like the picture Glenn Danzig sees in his head when he doodles in his notebook. - FilmDrunk EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 10, 2019
C- 47% Little (2019) The fatal flaw of 'Big in reverse' is that you disappear your star and force a child actor to try to carry the whole concept. - FilmDrunk EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 10, 2019
B 57% Pet Sematary (2019) An extremely well acted and competently staged remake that retains the charm of the original, though like the original, never quite finds that extra gear. - FilmDrunk EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 5, 2019
A 94% Screwball (2019) Another masterpiece of wild and woolly Floridiana from Florida's documentarian laureate, Billy Corben. - FilmDrunk EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 4, 2019
A- 90% Shazam! (2019) Genuinely sweet and funny in a way that feels unforced. And whereas most superhero movies are inherently Calvinist, Shazam's refreshingly simple, straightforward message is "don't be an asshole." - FilmDrunk EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 3, 2019
B- 47% Dumbo (2019) Did Disney realize they were letting Tim Burton direct a movie about an evil Walt Disney? That question alone is enough to make Dumbo interesting. - FilmDrunk EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 29, 2019
C 57% The Highwaymen (2019) Not actualized enough to be the reactionary take on Bonnie and Clyde it so clearly wants to be, so it comes off merely crotchety. - FilmDrunk EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 27, 2019
B+ 93% Us (2019) In Get Out, Jordan Peele used the promise of genre to deliver social satire. In Us, he uses the promise of social satire to deliver genre. It's a hell of a neat trick. - FilmDrunk EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 27, 2019
D 27% The Aftermath (2019) A master class in how not to make a period drama. - FilmDrunk EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 21, 2019
B 72% Triple Frontier (2019) A solid, if occasionally clumsy take on the "big heist goes sideways" genre. Gets a little credit for not being quite as troop porny as these kinds of movies usually are. - FilmDrunk EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 21, 2019
B- 75% Hotel Mumbai (2019) Essentially a two-hour response to Mark Wahlberg saying he would've stopped 9/11. Think you would've been the hero? Wrong. - FilmDrunk EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 21, 2019
B 78% Captain Marvel (2019) Marvel are kind of like the New England Patriots of movies now, dull even when, or maybe partly because, they're so consistently successful. - FilmDrunk EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 7, 2019
C- 60% Greta (2019) Huppert is inspired casting, and there's a great story here, but it's buried beneath a series of bizarre choices. - FilmDrunk EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 5, 2019
B+ 92% High Flying Bird (2019) In content, it's what 'Ballers' should've been; in style, it's what 'Moneball' should've been. - FilmDrunk EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 20, 2019
C 70% Cold Pursuit (2019) Like a bad Google Translation of Pulp Fiction where none of the humor works. It's not the movie you're expecting, but not in a good way. - FilmDrunk EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 7, 2019
A- 74% Lords of Chaos (2019) Of all the works about Norwegian black metal, 'Lords Of Chaos' is perhaps the one that best manages the combination of macabre and silly. - FilmDrunk EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 6, 2019
B 86% Top End Wedding (2019) It's a bit slight as a rom-com, but it's a wonderfully picturesque pastoral of people and places we rarely see on film. - FilmDrunk EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 1, 2019
B- 56% Extremely Wicked, Shockingly Evil and Vile (2019) This take on Ted Bundy is certainly entertaining, but it's so hyperfocused on Bundy's charming side to the detriment of everything else that it feels incomplete, if not irresponsible. - FilmDrunk EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 27, 2019