Cinapse

Cinapse is not a Tomatometer-approved publication. Reviews from this publication only count toward the Tomatometer when written by the following Tomatometer-approved critic(s): Ed Travis
Rating Title/Year Author
Light of My Life (2019) Ed Travis I couldn't help but empathize deeply with our characters' plight and get extremely emotionally invested in their journey. EDIT
Posted Oct 8, 2019
The Gangster, the Cop, the Devil (2019) Ed Travis The hook here - the interplay between our three leads and the twists, action, and humor that can be wrung from it-- is the end all and be all of The Gangster, The Cop, The Devil. It's designed to entertain you, and it does a great job at that. EDIT
Posted Oct 3, 2019
Knives Out (2019) Ed Travis The various ways in which [Rian] Johnson keeps you guessing feel fresh and new even in a dusty genre that's been selling airport paperbacks since before there were airports EDIT
Posted Sep 29, 2019
Dolemite Is My Name (2019) Ed Travis Eddie Murphy brings his career best game to the role of dreamer, entertainer, and entrepreneur Rudy Ray Moore in Dolemite Is My Name. EDIT
Posted Sep 23, 2019
() Ed Travis The cult entertainment level of Tammy And The T-Rex is simply off the charts. EDIT
Posted Sep 22, 2019
Sweetheart (2019) Ed Travis Sweetheart doles out just enough mystery to keep the creature (and Jenn) intriguing and ultimately ratchets up to a highly satisfying confrontation between woman and beast. EDIT
Posted Sep 22, 2019
() Ed Travis Assault On Precinct 13 for the opioid crisis era... Its greatest accomplishment is in being a love letter to its cast, but also to its characters EDIT
Posted Sep 22, 2019
Fast & Furious Presents: Hobbs & Shaw (2019) Ed Travis ...none of it feels full without the rest of The Family along for the ride. EDIT
Posted Aug 1, 2019
Black Moon Rising (1986) Ed Travis It's probably never much more than the sum of its curious parts, but ultimately does result in an enjoyable ride. EDIT
Posted Jul 12, 2019
Stuber (2019) Ed Travis Eliciting gut busting laughter through all three acts, as well as glorious R-rated gore and action, Stuber is everything you could possibly dream of from a modern action-comedy. EDIT
Posted Jul 12, 2019
Escape Plan: The Extractors (2019) Ed Travis Escape Plan: The Extractors feels more like a collection of decent action beats and a showcase for a few actors while simply being a paycheck for a few others. EDIT
Posted Jul 5, 2019
The Head Hunter (2018) Ed Travis With somewhere around 100 words spoken in the entire duration of the film, and just about as many gallons of blood spilled, The Head Hunter is the truest form of lean and mean cinema. EDIT
Posted Jul 5, 2019
Hai Phuong (2019) Ed Travis This is one of the best action films of 2019. EDIT
Posted Jul 5, 2019
Double Impact (1991) Ed Travis The film is a brisk 110 minutes long. If you tabulate all of the awesomery that occurs during that runtime, Double Impact's excellence simply cannot be disproven. EDIT
Posted Jun 22, 2019
The Silent Partner (1978) Ed Travis One of the greatest thrillers I've ever seen: it forces us to reckon with matters of conscience, morality, and our nascent capability to go down dark paths at the blink of an eye. EDIT
Posted Jun 22, 2019
Abduction (2019) Ed Travis Slight and silly, but ultimately satisfying, Abduction delivers what action/sci-fi fans are looking for EDIT
Posted Jun 22, 2019
Avengement (2019) Ed Travis Avengement is... a streamlined monster giving Adkins a ferocious role to sink his teeth into and gnaw on until the bone is showing. EDIT
Posted May 17, 2019
John Wick: Chapter 3 -- Parabellum (2019) Ed Travis The John Wick films are the premiere action franchise on the planet right now. EDIT
Posted May 12, 2019
Jackie Chan's Police Story 2 (1988) Ed Travis Police Story 2 saves a lot of the action for the third act, and that third act is a doozy EDIT
Posted May 7, 2019
Police Story (1985) Ed Travis As writer/director/star/stunt coordinator, Chan secured legend status right here before our very eyes with Police Story. EDIT
Posted May 7, 2019
The Truth (1960) Ed Travis We've all known a Dominique, or been one ourselves, and Clouzot wrings much humanity out of this tragedy. EDIT
Posted Mar 18, 2019
Triple Threat (2019) Ed Travis Director Jesse V. Johnson, choreographer Tim Man, and all the stars of Triple Threat are truly showcasing their amazing skill sets in this movie and it's a pure joy to see them all kicking ass together on the same screen. EDIT
Posted Mar 18, 2019
Booksmart (2019) Ed Travis A raunch fest that pulls no punches and gives us all hope that boundary pushing comedy need not include hate or regressive ideas to be absolutely hysterical. EDIT
Posted Mar 14, 2019
The Art of Self-Defense (2019) Ed Travis The Art Of Self Defense will handily rank among the best films of SXSW 2019. EDIT
Posted Mar 14, 2019
Mickey and the Bear (2019) Ed Travis Part coming of age tale, part character study, and part addiction/PTSD narrative, [Annabelle] Attanacio taps into a messy and authentically human space with Mickey and the Bear. EDIT
Posted Mar 14, 2019
() Ed Travis The film makes sure to remain thrilling and somewhat unpredictable, even though the final chapter of Mayor Ford's story is well known to us. EDIT
Posted Mar 14, 2019
Firewalker (1986) Ed Travis a derivative film that feels slapped together and packaged for quick sale. But that doesn't mean I didn't have a blast watching it. EDIT
Posted Mar 1, 2019
Escape From New York (1981) Ed Travis Escape From New York fires on every cylinder. It has a killer concept, iconic characters, legendary art design and musical score... EDIT
Posted Mar 1, 2019
Skin Trade (2014) Ed Travis If you don't go into it hoping for a revolutionary film, you will find a bunch of fun fights between some of your favorite action icons EDIT
Posted Mar 1, 2019
Avengers: Age of Ultron (2015) Ed Travis For every moment of disconnect and excess, there's a humanizing moment, a hilarious exchange, or a team up crowd pleaser EDIT
Posted Mar 1, 2019
A Girl Walks Home Alone at Night (2014) Ed Travis Writer/director Ana Lily Amirpour makes A Girl Walks Home Alone At Night feel effortless and almost even inevitable. Not to mention as cool as anything has been since Pulp Fiction hit. EDIT
Posted Mar 1, 2019
Screamers (1995) Ed Travis Screamers manages to evolve and entertain throughout. EDIT
Posted Mar 1, 2019
The Thing (1951) Ed Travis We wouldn't have much of the great horror of the modern era without such boundary pushing science fiction horror as [The Thing From] Another World EDIT
Posted Mar 1, 2019
Nightshooters (2018) Ed Travis Nightshooters is one of 2019's great action films and... rising star Jean-Paul Ly is someone you'll want to keep an eye out for. EDIT
Posted Mar 1, 2019
Mad Max: Fury Road (2015) Ed Travis If there is any justice, Fury Road will act as a portend not for the demise of our culture, but rather as a shining example of what vibrant, mega-blockbusters can be. EDIT
Posted Feb 2, 2019
Poltergeist (2015) Ed Travis You can do a lot worse than the new Poltergeist film, but on every conceivable level you can do better by simply watching the original film again. EDIT
Posted Feb 2, 2019
Scarecrows (1988) Ed Travis the completed film plays out its wacky concept in such a perfunctory way, it feels like a slog while actually clocking in at a brisk 83 minutes. EDIT
Posted Feb 2, 2019
Jurassic World (2015) Ed Travis Colin Trevorrow proved more than up to the task of creating what is easily the second best Jurassic film. EDIT
Posted Feb 2, 2019
Dog Soldiers (2002) Ed Travis A top notch siege film a la Assault On Precinct 13 or Rio Bravo or Night Of The Living Dead... only with the best looking non-American Werewolf In London werewolves to date. EDIT
Posted Feb 2, 2019
American Ninja 4: The Annihilation (1991) Ed Travis American Ninja 4 has remarkably little to offer barring a horribly executed, but somehow still ballsy, Road Warrior homage and a fumbled team up between two charisma-vacant leads EDIT
Posted Feb 2, 2019
Terminator Genisys (2015) Ed Travis The problems with Terminator Genisys are legion; but chief among them is that it is never exciting. EDIT
Posted Feb 2, 2019
Maggie (2015) Ed Travis Actually Arnold's casting in this role is a remarkable fit, taking advantage of the entire world's expectations and turning them on their head to create something that feels new. EDIT
Posted Feb 2, 2019
The Legend of the Lone Ranger (1981) Ed Travis There are enough stunts, explosions, and fisticuffs, captured in classic Hollywood fashion to satisfy any Western fan. EDIT
Posted Feb 2, 2019
Wild Thing (1987) Ed Travis Fans of Tarzan or Batman or simply 1980s cinema should definitely seek out Wild Thing as a harmless curiosity, if not essential viewing. EDIT
Posted Feb 2, 2019
Borderline (1980) Ed Travis Borderline actually creates a few characters with some dimension and avoids villainizing the Mexican immigrants in any way. EDIT
Posted Feb 2, 2019
Fantastic Four (2015) Ed Travis Outside of the casting, which had such huge potential, and a few character moments that manage to land, Fantastic Four is a roundly inert and pedestrian affair. EDIT
Posted Feb 2, 2019
Wyrmwood (2014) Ed Travis Wyrmwood is all about having a kinetic, frenzied, funny, and exciting time at the movies. And it largely achieves that. EDIT
Posted Feb 2, 2019
Showdown in Little Tokyo (1991) Ed Travis Mark L. Lester's... total inability to restrain himself from pumping up every explosion... and murdering each villain... twice, allows for a hugely entertaining time machine to 1991. EDIT
Posted Feb 2, 2019
Wolf Warrior (2015) Ed Travis Between the rampant jingoism and military superiority narrative, the rough effects work, [and] the frequent silliness... I'll stick with John J. Rambo as my go-to elite soldier of choice. EDIT
Posted Feb 2, 2019
Hell Comes to Frogtown (1987) Ed Travis [Hell Comes To Frogtown will] win you over with its charm, its knowing sense of humor and genre roots, and most of all its secret weapon: the eternally lovable "Rowdy" Roddy Piper. EDIT
Posted Feb 2, 2019