Film Threat

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Rating Title/Year Author
10/10 () Chuck Foster What seems like an incredibly simple plot really is just that - simple - which is the subtle beauty behind VFW. Without a quagmire of convoluted twists to navigate, we get to truly understand and relate to these characters. EDIT
Posted Nov 11, 2019
7/10 Burning Cane (2019) Hanna B One might be right to believe that Burning Cane works best as vignettes of a could-be typical Black family living in a small town of rural South. It could also be seen as an ode to a people... EDIT
Posted Nov 11, 2019
5/10 Playing With Fire (2019) Alan Ng Truth be told, my kid dragged me to see Playing With Fire, and one of us clearly had a better time than the other. EDIT
Posted Nov 11, 2019
10/10 Mr. Toilet: The World's #2 Man (2019) Bobby LePire For me, the issue of clean sanitation and access to it is absolutely something I took for granted. Mr. Toilet showed me how foolish that idea was. EDIT
Posted Nov 11, 2019
8/10 Doctor Sleep (2019) Anthony Ray Bench If you're a fan of The Shining, you'll probably enjoy this. It's a well-written, well-directed, and well-shot love letter to one of the greatest films of all time. EDIT
Posted Nov 11, 2019
7.5/10 Art of the Dead (2019) Bobby LePire Art Of The Dead is not a flawless effort, but the cast more than makes up for the most significant offenses as does Kanefsky's excellent use of color and atmosphere. EDIT
Posted Nov 11, 2019
6/10 Dilili à Paris (2018) Bradley Gibson Writer/director Michel Ocelot bit off more than he could chew here. He's clearly trying to express ideas about female empowerment set in a particularly formative period of history, but he's fighting a war on too many fronts. EDIT
Posted Nov 11, 2019
6/10 Cubby (2019) Norm Gidney ...this is not to say that Cubby is a bad film. It is quite a frothy mix of childish innocence and magical realism. It's just nothing of major consequence. EDIT
Posted Nov 11, 2019
5/10 Lying and Stealing (2019) Hunter Lanier As far as fakes go, it's not half-bad. But if it has your full attention, it only takes a few moments of eye-squinting and chin-rubbing to recognize it as Dr. Thunder... EDIT
Posted Nov 11, 2019
7.5/10 Frankie (2019) Alan Ng What it has is a warm heart, a pace that flows like the tides and an ensemble cast that shines from top to bottom. It's a rare treat to see Huppert and Tomei share the screen. EDIT
Posted Nov 7, 2019
7.5/10 () Alan Ng Chèche Lavi's importance as a film is about making us feel and empathize about the current immigration crisis, and it is quite effective in doing just that. EDIT
Posted Nov 7, 2019
7/10 Bare Knuckle Brawler (2019) Alan Ng Bare Knuckle Brawler is what it is. It's a fight film taken to the extreme with life and death as its prize. EDIT
Posted Nov 6, 2019
8/10 The Shed (2019) Chuck Foster Without turning into a cheesy after school special, Sabatella spins a classic '80s yarn into brilliant social commentary. EDIT
Posted Nov 6, 2019
2.5/5 Sex Madness Revealed (2017) Bill Arceneaux Worth a chuckle here and there, Sex Madness Revealed starts clever and fun but ends painted into a corner of its own making. EDIT
Posted Nov 6, 2019
5/10 Unlawful Justice (2019) Alan Ng There's not so much of a character arc for our leads, but more of a quick ricochet. EDIT
Posted Nov 4, 2019
8/10 Are You Glad I'm Here (2019) Alan Ng In spite of the third act, Are You Glad I'm Here is a sweet tale of friendship and independence set against the backdrop of American and Middle Eastern cultural differences. EDIT
Posted Nov 4, 2019
8/10 () Lorry Kikta A Good Woman Is Hard To Find is an extremely harrowing, tense movie that has such an unbelievably satisfying payoff. EDIT
Posted Nov 4, 2019
8/10 The Cat and the Moon (2019) Alan Ng What shines in Wolff's film is his style of storytelling. EDIT
Posted Nov 4, 2019
10/10 Sibyl (2019) Lorry Kikta It's certainly going on my end of year favorite list. EDIT
Posted Nov 4, 2019
6/10 Badland (2019) Alex Saveliev Lee's film never escapes its B-movie roots, nor does it try to, embracing its own pompousness. EDIT
Posted Nov 1, 2019
8/10 Adopt a Highway (2019) Bobby LePire [Adopt a Highway] demonstrates an acute awareness of emotional honesty. EDIT
Posted Nov 1, 2019
5/10 Terminator: Dark Fate (2019) Alex Saveliev A screenplay as clunky as a skinned, half-demolished T-800... EDIT
Posted Nov 1, 2019
8/10 Serendipity (2019) Bradley Gibson The picture of an artist as a patient, neither out of control, nor particularly brave and stoic... EDIT
Posted Nov 1, 2019
6/10 Spell (2018) Adam Keller ...what remains is something made with love and talent, but not enough vision to make a lasting impression. EDIT
Posted Nov 1, 2019
7.5/10 () Hanna B There is genuinely fantastic chemistry between the new lovers. In fact, some might say there is an air of "2019 Romeo and Juliet." EDIT
Posted Nov 1, 2019
9/10 Motherless Brooklyn (2019) Alan Ng Motherless Brooklyn is a big story with large moving pieces, told from the point-of-view of a very complex and complicated character. EDIT
Posted Nov 1, 2019
1/10 Britt-Marie var här (2019) Andrew Emerson Its portrayal of Britt-Marie sometimes feels condescending, several of its plot turns make no sense, and its visuals add nothing that wasn't already there in the original book. EDIT
Posted Oct 30, 2019
7/10 Ordinary Love (2019) Alan Ng Ordinary Love is an authentic story about the fight with breast cancer. If you want to see great actors portray average people face with a life and death scare, then this is your film. EDIT
Posted Oct 30, 2019
8/10 () Bobby LePire My Soul To Keep is well directed, wonderfully acted, and is a horror movie for children that is scary. EDIT
Posted Oct 29, 2019
8/10 Blue (2019) Matthew Roe Blue is a true filmic gem, rich with highly dramatic moments and fully-realized character arcs, all the while firmly grounded in a relatable reality. EDIT
Posted Oct 28, 2019
8/10 A Night at Switch n' Play (2019) Bradley Gibson Watching A Night at Switch N' Play is cheering and heart-warming. EDIT
Posted Oct 28, 2019
4/10 Climate of the Hunter (2019) Alan Ng I had a hard time following the film's story. EDIT
Posted Oct 28, 2019
8/10 Western Stars (2019) Hunter Lanier The songs fit snugly in the Springsteen canon, as they're populated with the gristle of American life. EDIT
Posted Oct 28, 2019
6/10 Mrs. Lowry & Son (2019) Alex Saveliev Mrs. Lowry and Son has an appealing old-school charm and two performances that make it worth seeing. EDIT
Posted Oct 28, 2019
7/10 Paradise Hills (2019) Alex Saveliev 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. EDIT
Posted Oct 28, 2019
8/10 Bloody Marie (2019) Alex Saveliev ...a shot of adrenaline in a landscape filled with cinematic clones. EDIT
Posted Oct 25, 2019
9/10 No Safe Spaces (2019) Alan Ng When it's all said and done, this film is offensive only to those who don't want to watch it. EDIT
Posted Oct 25, 2019
4/10 Portals (2019) Alex Saveliev 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. EDIT
Posted Oct 24, 2019
3/10 () Bobby LePire Scooter really only has a single good element of any note- its three leads are quite good. The rest of the film is remarkably awful. EDIT
Posted Oct 24, 2019
9/10 The Painted Bird (2019) Norm Gidney Hardly any of The Painted Bird is what you would call pleasant. It is often a difficult watch at times but is a consistently engaging one. EDIT
Posted Oct 24, 2019
7/10 Thrasher Road (2018) Alan Ng Thrasher Road is a fantastic story of family and forgiveness. EDIT
Posted Oct 23, 2019
3/10 Entangled (2019) Alex Saveliev Conversations go on and on, revealing next to nothing. EDIT
Posted Oct 23, 2019
10/10 The Swerve (2018) Lorry Kikta It is an amazingly cathartic experience. I'm incredibly impressed that Dean Kapsalis was able to convey the suffering of a woman so well, without belittling or objectifying Holly in the process. EDIT
Posted Oct 23, 2019
9/10 The Lighthouse (2019) Hunter Lanier It's a cinematic sea shanty, made of equal parts joviality and menace, slurring every word. EDIT
Posted Oct 23, 2019
8.5/10 Scales (2019) Chris Salce Harvey and Hannawin always keeps the film intense, suspenseful, and unpredictable. It is all-around a stellar film that will keep you at the edge of your seat. EDIT
Posted Oct 22, 2019
8/10 Don't Be Nice (2019) Alan Ng If you ever want to slip into your local poetry slam, Don't Be Nice is the perfect primer for your experience. It will blow away your preconceptions and show you the art inside the artist. EDIT
Posted Oct 22, 2019
5/10 The Great Alaskan Race (2019) Bobby LePire It is certainly not a bad movie, but it is not particularly memorable either. EDIT
Posted Oct 21, 2019
8/10 Citizen K (2019) Alex Saveliev Gibney spares no detail. EDIT
Posted Oct 21, 2019
9/10 Daniel Isn't Real (2019) Chuck Foster Robbins turns in a simply stellar performance as a timid young man becoming completely unhinged. Schwarzenegger perfectly plays off of him as the maniacal voice in his head... EDIT
Posted Oct 21, 2019
6.5/10 The Riot Act (2018) Tiffany Tchobanian What The Riot Act lacks in gripping pace, it makes up for in stunning cinematography which beautifully captures the moody atmosphere of the era. EDIT
Posted Oct 21, 2019