Cultured Vultures

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Rating Title/Year Author
7/10 Little Monsters (2019) Jay Krieger Lupita Nyong'o gives a terrific, standout performance that ultimately elevates this average zombie comedy. EDIT
Posted Oct 15, 2019
7/10 Fractured (2019) Natasha Alvar Sam Worthington delivers a career-best performance, which is enough to propel Fractured into the category of an entertaining watch. EDIT
Posted Oct 15, 2019
6/10 El Camino: A Breaking Bad Movie (2019) Billy Givens Replacing the show's intrigue with a rotating wheel of excessive cameos and formulaic writing, El Camino is little more than a disposable entry in the Breaking Bad canon. EDIT
Posted Oct 14, 2019
9/10 American Woman (2018) Jim Ross American Woman stands out because of an excellent central performance from Sienna Miller, and all the other elements are calibrated perfectly to showcase her in the role. EDIT
Posted Oct 11, 2019
6.5/10 Gemini Man (2019) Nicolás Delgadillo Gemini Man is an ambitious technological marvel that's worth experiencing, but its lackluster script often threatens to bring it all down. EDIT
Posted Oct 11, 2019
1.5/10 Tom and Jerry: Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory (2017) Grady Bolding Should appeal to children who are either stupid, held hostage, or from sheltered households. EDIT
Posted Oct 10, 2019
8/10 American Made (2017) Craig Thomas A great summer film that deserves to be the 2017 effort from Tom Cruise that everyone remembers, for all the right reasons. EDIT
Posted Oct 10, 2019
6.5/10 Jackals (2016) Kieran McLoone It's not quite up there with the invasive horror of The Strangers or You're Next, but Jackals still manages to deliver enough genre-specific beats to make it worth a glance for hardcore horror fans. EDIT
Posted Oct 10, 2019
The Atoning (2017) Patrick King The Atoning almost becomes arthouse horror, but there's enough B-movie sensibilities about the piece for it to appeal to horror fans of all sorts. EDIT
Posted Oct 10, 2019
7/10 Bushwick (2017) Michael Glover Bushwick isn't going to go down as one of the films of the year, but is a solid, well-made indie actioner with two great central performances and a different approach to your standard thriller fare. Well worth a watch. EDIT
Posted Oct 10, 2019
8.5/10 Logan Lucky (2017) Almir Omerspahic Logan Lucky leaves you on the edge of your seat in anticipation, eager to discover what outcome or comedic antic is around the next left turn. EDIT
Posted Oct 10, 2019
8/10 Annabelle: Creation (2017) Eric Bartsch I'm not saying it is the year's best in the genre -I'm still holding out for IT- but Creation will maintain your adoration for The Conjuring series. EDIT
Posted Oct 10, 2019
Savage Dog (2017) Nikola Gocic It appears as a slightly above average no-brainer revenge flick with OK performances from the entire cast, nice cinematography (kudos to Gabriel Gely) and the fitting, unobtrusive score by Sean Murray EDIT
Posted Oct 10, 2019
The Emoji Movie (2017) Rowan Odom The Emoji Movie is not suitable for kids, misrepresents the way teenagers communicate , and insults adults by trying to slip by advertisements, leaving the movie with no real audience to please. EDIT
Posted Oct 10, 2019
Clowntergeist (2016) Patrick King The acting is okay. The interactions between Emma and her best friend Heather (Monica Baker) aren't totally cringe-worthy and occasionally, sometimes accidentally, charming. EDIT
Posted Oct 10, 2019
Circus Kane (2017) Patrick King Circus Kane goes completely off the rails as it attempts to pull off a twist ending. This does not work. Kane does a bunch of preachifying, too, and none of it makes any sense. EDIT
Posted Oct 10, 2019
7/10 The Dark Tower (2017) Grady Bolding Can't say that I hate this movie as much as some do. It has its flaws, but its strengths carry it through. EDIT
Posted Oct 10, 2019
3/10 Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets (2017) Grady Bolding DeHaan and Delevingne tried their best in their performances. That paid off in places, but the rest of the film just did not hold water. EDIT
Posted Oct 10, 2019
8/10 The Big Sick (2017) Kieran McLoone If you're in the mood for a heartwarming romantic drama which manages to tackle some heavy themes, then The Big Sick might be right up your alley. Just don't expect Mamma Mia and you'll have a great time. EDIT
Posted Oct 10, 2019
Simple Creature (2016) Patrick King The tone, plot, and pacing are all over the place. There's some annoying lens flare at the start of the film, but it's soon forgotten about. EDIT
Posted Oct 10, 2019
Volumes of Blood (2015) Patrick King Some of the stories were quite brief, leading to some pacing issues, but they were all at least marginally entertaining. EDIT
Posted Oct 10, 2019
9/10 Dunkirk (2017) Nick Monahan With a dedication to excellent "show don't tell" presentation, stunning cinematography and a downright scary soundtrack and score, Dunkirk succeeds at putting viewers in the thick of an unsung but no less dark time of the Second World War. EDIT
Posted Oct 10, 2019
8/10 David Lynch: The Art Life (2016) Matthew Lee It is for committed fans, as his most famous films bar Eraserhead are not even mentioned, with the same going for his music. But for any long-time fans of the director or even anyone who loves painting, this is a very worthwhile watch. EDIT
Posted Oct 10, 2019
7.5/10 Wish Upon (2017) Grady Bolding Wish Upon is not a bad attempt a horror-thriller, though it gets rushed in places. EDIT
Posted Oct 10, 2019
Atomic Blonde (2017) Gabriel Ricard Atomic Blonde's visual sensibilities and spectacular, gritty fight scenes receive strong support from a cast that plays the various notes of this film's tone, dialog, and pace to perfection. EDIT
Posted Oct 10, 2019
War for the Planet of the Apes (2017) Rowan Odom Putting aside the flaws, this is a satisfying end to Caesar's trilogy, there's a feeling of finality throughout the film, kept together by some killer performances, top notch visuals, and tension-heavy scenes. EDIT
Posted Oct 10, 2019
The Gracefield Incident (2017) Patrick King We're left with a film that, besides the hook, lacks a lot of originality. It all adds up to an experience that's not liable to leave a huge impression after it's over. EDIT
Posted Oct 10, 2019
The Ice Cream Truck (2017) Patrick King Russo is effective enough as the lead, though her performance is uneven. The writing wasn't quite as tight as it needed to be... But the ideas at the core of the movie are strong, and it's an intense thriller. EDIT
Posted Oct 10, 2019
5/10 The House (2017) Grady Bolding Unless you're new to the Will Ferrell or Amy Poehler school of humor, this is as generic a "comedy" as you might expect. EDIT
Posted Oct 10, 2019
Rising Fear (2016) Patrick King I just don't know if I can give this movie my so-bad-it's-good seal of approval, though I can't say I didn't have fun, despite an abundance of head-scratching moments. EDIT
Posted Oct 10, 2019
8/10 Spider-Man: Homecoming (2017) Michael Glover The performances are great, and the direction of Jon Watts gives us time for our titular character to breathe and still gives us coherent action set pieces for us to marvel at. The script is funny and zips along at a wonderful pace. EDIT
Posted Oct 10, 2019
Lake Alice (2017) Patrick King It wasn't great, and I'd be hard-pressed to recommend it except to waste some time. EDIT
Posted Oct 10, 2019
Who's Watching Oliver (2017) Patrick King Even at its darkest, the comic sensibilities of Who's Watching Oliver keep it from becoming despairing, nihilistic. The ending is even kind of...cute(?) for an extreme horror film. EDIT
Posted Oct 10, 2019
Mindhorn (2016) Huw Saunders Mindhorn starts off very obviously deconstructed... But from there, the film - and Thorncroft himself - manage, through struggle and toil, to reconstruct the Mindhorn identity. EDIT
Posted Oct 10, 2019
Tsunambee (2015) Patrick King Tsunambee could have been a hell of a lot of fun if director Milko Davis realized what kind of movie he was making. EDIT
Posted Oct 10, 2019
8.5/10 Baby Driver (2017) Kieran McLoone In a word: awesome. Not only is it distinctly unique, Baby Driver also delivers much more than just a musical gimmick. See this movie yesterday. EDIT
Posted Oct 10, 2019
6.5/10 Once Upon a Time in Venice (2017) Gabriel Ricard Once Upon a Time in Venice isn't a classic, but it's certainly not a waste of time either. EDIT
Posted Oct 10, 2019
Let Me Make You a Martyr (2016) Patrick King Let me Make You a Martyr is a rough movie experience, but ultimately it's quite rewarding, even uplifting. You just have to make it to the end. EDIT
Posted Oct 10, 2019
4/10 The Day Shall Come (2019) George White This is a comedy based on a hundred true stories. It's a shame not one of these could inspire an enjoyable or entertaining movie. EDIT
Posted Oct 10, 2019
6.5/10 Alien: Covenant (2017) Cassie Parkes A confusing dream of a film, Alien: Covenant tries hard to be beautiful in places where it shouldn't. Definitely worth your time -a better watch than Prometheus- but don't expect to be terrified or humbled by it. EDIT
Posted Oct 9, 2019
Occupants (2015) Patrick King Occupants is a neat sci-fi horror movie that really kept me riveted once we got into the meat of the story. I was quite surprised at how original the flick was. EDIT
Posted Oct 9, 2019
A Dark Song (2016) Ayden Walker An absolutely petrifying, bone-chilling, hauntingly sinister horror movie with some of the most dreadful atmospheres I have ever experienced, A Dark Song is also one of the best movies I have seen in many years. EDIT
Posted Oct 9, 2019
Valley of Ditches (2016) Patrick King The acting is pretty damn good all around. Russell Bradley Fenton is perfect as the antagonist, Sean. EDIT
Posted Oct 9, 2019
The Fate of the Furious (2017) Vincenzo Bilof Despite how over-the-top all the action scenes are, Roman earned nothing but eye-rolls from me, and while we can argue that each character deserves their moment to shine, I am of a mind that these characters are expendable. EDIT
Posted Oct 9, 2019
6.5/10 The Void (2016) Jimmy Donnellan It's an often riveting descent into darkness that will probably leave an impression on you on the other side... Just don't let its hyperbolic praise from some outlets make you put The Void on a pedestal - you'll likely come out disappointed. EDIT
Posted Oct 9, 2019
8/10 Beauty and the Beast (2017) Kieran McLoone t won't blow you away with originality, but Beauty and the Beast is a charming film which proves that Disney's live-action adaptations are worth sticking around for. EDIT
Posted Oct 9, 2019
Kedi (2016) Tish Wells It is such a well-done labor of love that you wish the film had one thing: a narrative. EDIT
Posted Oct 9, 2019
9/10 Logan (2017) Ben Ashelford This could now be the best X-Men film in the franchise. It's a huge relief to have a fitting end to a great character and even better actor. EDIT
Posted Oct 9, 2019
7/10 31 (2016) Matthew Brockmeyer While hardcore fans of Rob Zombie's black-as-coal humor and grindhouse-horror style will most likely delight in this campy, gore-filled romp, 31 lacks the wit and charm of his early films. EDIT
Posted Oct 9, 2019
Fifty Shades Darker (2017) Tish Wells It does have a fatal flaw, though. It's boring. Halfway through, I gave up looking for originality in the plot and started wondering what to get from McDonald's for lunch. EDIT
Posted Oct 9, 2019