Entertainment Voice

Entertainment Voice is not a Tomatometer-approved publication. Reviews from this publication only count toward the Tomatometer when written by the following Tomatometer-approved critic(s): Alci Rengifo
Rating Title/Year Author
Ad Astra (2019) Alci Rengifo "Ad Astra" is not slow, but contemplative, it's not action-packed but based on the tension of searching, haunted minds. It's a unique experience and a must-see film. EDIT
Posted Sep 20, 2019
The Goldfinch (2019) Alci Rengifo Everything about "The Goldfinch" screams "Oscar contender," from its notable director to its stellar cast. But it's all surfaces. EDIT
Posted Sep 16, 2019
Monos (2019) Alci Rengifo [Alejandro] Landes conjures something akin to poetry, using images more than dialogue to convey ideas about war, survival and the human condition. EDIT
Posted Sep 16, 2019
Linda Ronstadt: The Sound of My Voice (2019) Alci Rengifo For fans of Ronstadt this is a fun trip down memory lane, even if little new information is shared, while for the uninitiated this is a decent biography of that singer your parents sung along to in the car. EDIT
Posted Sep 9, 2019
Official Secrets (2019) Alci Rengifo Some movies offer a lot of fireworks and little substance, this one actually has something to say. EDIT
Posted Sep 3, 2019
Dave Chappelle: Sticks & Stones (2019) Alci Rengifo "Sticks & Stones" isn't necessarily a failure, it just feels like Chappelle presenting half-formed material with few jokes that truly hit hard and stand out. EDIT
Posted Aug 27, 2019
Ready or Not (2019) Alci Rengifo This hilariously fun, gruesomely entertaining troublemaker is the very definition of a midnight movie, meant to play at smaller venues where its fans will cheer and fist pump. EDIT
Posted Aug 26, 2019
The Angry Birds Movie 2 (2019) Alci Rengifo Kudos to the filmmakers for finding a way to transform poop jokes, flying lava ice balls and snoring snakes into a surprising metaphor about loneliness and the anger of spurned hearts. That is not an ironic observation. EDIT
Posted Aug 15, 2019
After the Wedding (2019) Alci Rengifo The strongest elements in this fresh interpretation are the performances by Julianne Moore and Michelle Williams, who both deliver moments of emotional power. EDIT
Posted Aug 12, 2019
The Kitchen (2019) Alci Rengifo "The Kitchen" doesn't know if it wants it to be funny or dramatic, violent or moving. Some movies can be all of these things, but not this one. EDIT
Posted Aug 12, 2019
The Peanut Butter Falcon (2019) Alci Rengifo "The Peanut Butter Falcon" tells one of those delightfully old-fashioned stories where friendships are formed on the run. It's about outcasts and dreamers, told with a simplicity that proves you don't need a massive budget to say something meaningful. EDIT
Posted Aug 9, 2019
Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark (2019) Alci Rengifo The technical merit of "Scary Stories" is exceptional, the makeup is beyond impressive, the cinematography has great atmosphere. But it is a bit of a shallow script. EDIT
Posted Aug 9, 2019
Tel Aviv on Fire (2018) Alci Rengifo Director Sameh Zoabi has managed to make a film both enlightening and rousingly funny about one of the world's most divisive issues. EDIT
Posted Aug 5, 2019
The Red Sea Diving Resort (2018) Alci Rengifo It's like if a Rambo movie decided to be about something meaningful. EDIT
Posted Aug 5, 2019
3/4 Fast & Furious Presents: Hobbs & Shaw (2019) Alci Rengifo "Fast & Furious Presents: Hobbs & Shaw" is an absurd title for an absurd movie. It's also a pretty fun movie, with loads of action, mayhem and Dwayne Johnson. EDIT
Posted Aug 2, 2019
Share (2019) Alci Rengifo "Share" avoids becoming a preachy message film. It's a subdued, patient drama. EDIT
Posted Jul 30, 2019
Mike Wallace Is Here (2019) Alci Rengifo "Mike Wallace Is Here" functions as an absorbing collage. EDIT
Posted Jul 29, 2019
Skin (2018) Alci Rengifo [Guy] Nattiv's film balances drama and commentary well. EDIT
Posted Jul 29, 2019
Once Upon a Time... in Hollywood (2019) Alci Rengifo Tarantino has written great scripts before, but this is the one that feels like a labor of love, culled from a desire to share what he carries inside from growing up in an L.A. now gone in the winds of pop history. EDIT
Posted Jul 26, 2019
David Crosby: Remember My Name (2019) Alci Rengifo "Remember My Name" becomes more than mere '60s nostalgia. It's an elegiac work of a life looking back on itself. EDIT
Posted Jul 25, 2019
The Lion King (2019) Alci Rengifo [Jon] Favreau is a skilled filmmaker, but what's missing is the real heart and soul brought to unforgettable life in the original through that masterful animation. EDIT
Posted Jul 19, 2019
Stuber (2019) Alci Rengifo It's fitting that "Stuber" takes place mostly inside a hijacked Uber ride. Most of it feels like being trapped in a car next to someone sharing endless, annoying jokes. EDIT
Posted Jul 15, 2019
The Farewell (2019) Alci Rengifo There were choices that could have made "The Farewell" into just another feel-good comedy or overwrought drama, but [Lulu] Wang is such a gifted writer and filmmaker that she knows how to make a story both enveloping and subtle. EDIT
Posted Jul 15, 2019
Rojo (2018) Alci Rengifo One of the pleasures of still having the option of arthouse theaters is the opportunity to discover a movie like "Rojo..." it's worth seeing on a big screen to bask in its atmosphere and admire [Benjamín] Naishtat's compositions. EDIT
Posted Jul 15, 2019
Marianne & Leonard: Words of Love (2019) Alci Rengifo As a love story "Marianne & Leonard," edited with a dreamy tone, is about one of the most wrenching, in a sense tragic forms of bonding, which is through distances. EDIT
Posted Jul 10, 2019
Midsommar (2019) Alci Rengifo It's as haunting as a nightmare, and lingers like that relationship that ended badly, but stays nestled in your subconscious. EDIT
Posted Jul 8, 2019
Spider-Man: Far From Home (2019) Alci Rengifo "Far From Home" delivers just what it promises. It may not be necessarily groundbreaking, but it pokes fun at itself and knows that even if most of us don't have super powers, we all remember the super problems of being a teenager. EDIT
Posted Jul 3, 2019
Maiden (2018) Alci Rengifo "Maiden" is so absorbing it is easy to forget that we are watching a documentary and not some kind of scripted epic. EDIT
Posted Jul 1, 2019
Annabelle Comes Home (2019) Alci Rengifo Yes, there are demonic forces at work once more with slamming doors, possessed TVs and hellhounds chasing love-struck crooners, but it's delivered with a rather fun retro spirit. Great art it may not be, decent popcorn boo fest it is. EDIT
Posted Jun 28, 2019
Toy Story 4 (2019) Alci Rengifo This is what a family movie should be all about, wonderful visuals, meaningful ideas and gut-busting humor. EDIT
Posted Jun 24, 2019
3/4 Pavarotti (2019) Alci Rengifo Howard's execution is a little routine - perhaps his idea is to just let the man's greatness speak for itself? EDIT
Posted Jun 21, 2019
Murder Mystery (2019) Alci Rengifo Forget the recycled rom-com gimmicks and oddball supporting roles, what gives this Netflix romp some joy is watching two comedy stars have fun. EDIT
Posted Jun 17, 2019
Men in Black: International (2019) Alci Rengifo The screenplay by Matt Holloway and Art Marcum is so careful to avoid too much originality that you can walk out, take a call, walk back in and still predict what's about to happen next. EDIT
Posted Jun 14, 2019
The Dead Don't Die (2019) Alci Rengifo The Dead Don't Die" may not be a complete success, but it is nonetheless a memorable attempt at twisting around a genre overdone already on TV and film. EDIT
Posted Jun 14, 2019
Rolling Thunder Revue: A Bob Dylan Story by Martin Scorsese (2019) Alci Rengifo There is a mythic quality to "Rolling Thunder Revue" in which Scorsese isn't just doing another concert film, but instead a chronicle about the symbolism and power of these artists and the music. EDIT
Posted Jun 14, 2019
I Am Mother (2019) Alci Rengifo "I Am Mother" is a strong, compact tale with images that announce [Grant] Sputore as a director to keep an eye on in this genre. EDIT
Posted Jun 10, 2019
Dark Phoenix (2019) Alci Rengifo To be clear the cast is great, but they look marooned in a meaningless script covered up by skillful special effects. EDIT
Posted Jun 7, 2019
Deadwood: The Movie (2019) Alci Rengifo "Deadwood: The Movie" is a fitting revival and also a haunted work of memory. EDIT
Posted Jun 3, 2019
Godzilla: King of the Monsters (2019) Alci Rengifo This sequel has no time to be anything other than another explosions fest with the aesthetic of a videogame, meant to do nothing other than to sell a franchise. EDIT
Posted May 31, 2019
What's My Name: Muhammad Ali (2019) Alci Rengifo "What's My Name" may not be the full, in-depth analysis of Muhammad Ali we have been waiting for. But nonetheless it is an exciting document of what made him an enduring force in the public consciousness. EDIT
Posted May 29, 2019
Aladdin (2019) Alci Rengifo If what you seek is Disney recycling a classic for live-action consumption, then "Aladdin" more or less delivers as promised. The question is if that should be enough. EDIT
Posted May 29, 2019
Booksmart (2019) Alci Rengifo Too many movies about teenagers feel designed to cater to the misconception that its audiences only seek dumb escapism. Not only is this film rowdy and fun, but insightful. EDIT
Posted May 29, 2019
The Biggest Little Farm (2018) Alci Rengifo The Biggest Little Farm may seem at first like an odd tale of city-dwellers deciding to become country folk, but it becomes a fascinating, absorbing ecological parable. EDIT
Posted May 20, 2019
The Sun Is Also a Star (2019) Alci Rengifo The Sun Is Also a Star is a promising idea buried somewhere in a movie that focuses too much on teen romance bullet points. EDIT
Posted May 17, 2019
John Wick: Chapter 3 -- Parabellum (2019) Alci Rengifo Parabellum is not only a worthy sequel to the last two John Wick films, it surpasses them. EDIT
Posted May 17, 2019
The Intruder (2019) Alci Rengifo Once it derails into psycho thriller mode The Intruder just becomes another rehash. EDIT
Posted May 14, 2019
Pokémon Detective Pikachu (2019) Alci Rengifo If you love all things Pokémon then this film makes a strong effort at turning that particular vision into a fun entertainment. But if you are new to all this, it is the first half that works best, even if it's pure goofiness. EDIT
Posted May 14, 2019
Extremely Wicked, Shockingly Evil and Vile (2019) Alci Rengifo Where Extremely Wicked, Shockingly Evil and Vile lacks in a tighter narrative, it makes up by conjuring a feeling of dread and insecurity. EDIT
Posted May 3, 2019
Avengers: Endgame (2019) Alci Rengifo For now this film delivers the popcorn experience devotees have anxiously waited for. General audiences can also bask in the fun and glory. EDIT
Posted Apr 26, 2019
After (2019) Alci Rengifo Because the cast is good and the movie is directed with a certain level of energy, we're never necessarily bored, just wondering when it will stop behaving. EDIT
Posted Apr 15, 2019