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Vincent Mancini
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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
A- 83% Green Book (2018) Green Book is perhaps overly optimistic, but goes beyond the usual Oscar movie tropes about race. ‐ FilmDrunk
Read More | Posted Nov 16, 2018
70% Bleed For This (2016) It's also so effortlessly entertaining that you leave understanding why there are so many boxer biopics, rather than groaning wishing there were less.‐ Uproxx
Read More | Posted Nov 14, 2018
C+ 91% Widows (2018) Valiantly attempts to combine five or six different genres and doesn't quite succeed. That being said, McQueen can still compose a hell of a scene and this cast is phenomenal. ‐ FilmDrunk
Read More | Posted Nov 14, 2018
B 58% The Front Runner (2018) Decency is a detriment in politics. Was Gary Hart really this decent? More importantly, will we learn the right lesson from this?‐ FilmDrunk
Read More | Posted Nov 9, 2018
A- 91% The Ballad of Buster Scruggs (2018) Seems like a lark at first, but taken in totality actually gets to the core of who the Coen Brothers are as storytellers. ‐ FilmDrunk
Read More | Posted Nov 9, 2018
D 41% The Girl in the Spider's Web (2018) Turns Lisbeth Salander into an off-brand Bourne in a weak thriller that manages to be both dull and far-fetched.‐ FilmDrunk
Read More | Posted Nov 9, 2018
96% Border (Gräns) (2018) Border has the wry playfulness and clear-eyed strangeness of Lars Von Trier, but somehow more earnest, and more empathatic. It's truly something special.‐ FilmDrunk
Read More | Posted Oct 29, 2018
B+ 90% A Star Is Born (2018) It's essentially multiplex-friendly porn, where you discover that you desperately need two pretty celebrities you never considered falling in love to fall in love.‐ FilmDrunk
Read More | Posted Oct 5, 2018
B- 29% Venom (2018) Like watching 2003 crash into 2018 and realize how much it sucks here. I liked more of it than I didn't, but the bad parts are very bad. ‐ FilmDrunk
Read More | Posted Oct 5, 2018
B+ 73% Bad Times at the El Royale (2018) A once-swinging hotel now in decline is Goddard's metaphor for sixties optimism in this gorgeous, sumptuously appointed mood movie. No one sets a scene quite like Drew Goddard.‐ FilmDrunk
Read More | Posted Oct 1, 2018
A- 70% Hold the Dark (2018) Some directors want to make you meditate. Jeremy Saulnier just wants to kick your ass. ‐ FilmDrunk
Read More | Posted Sep 28, 2018
B- 58% White Boy Rick (2018) It's an interesting story, vividly shot and well acted, but it feels like they tried to turn this story into something it's not. The defining aspect of the story is relegated to third act twist. ‐ FilmDrunk
Read More | Posted Sep 14, 2018
B- 33% The Predator (2018) It's both a lesser Shane Black movie and a lesser Predator movie, but it's still a Shane Black Predator movie. ‐ FilmDrunk
Read More | Posted Sep 12, 2018
B 93% Searching (2018) Not sure what's more surprising, that the movie-on-a-laptop-screen format actually works, or that John Cho delivers one of his finest performances in one. ‐ FilmDrunk
Read More | Posted Sep 6, 2018
C- 52% Papillon (2018) A clumsy adaptation that essentially defines the gulf between "things happening" and "story."‐ FilmDrunk
Read More | Posted Aug 24, 2018
B 23% The Happytime Murders (2018) It's a dopey fart joke movie, and you know what? I missed those.‐ FilmDrunk
Read More | Posted Aug 22, 2018
B 59% Operation Finale (2018) Has some worthy meditation on the elusive nature of justice, even if it doesn't go much beyond the original "banality of evil" assessment of Eichmann. In any case it's worth it just for seeing Ben Kingsley and Oscar Isaac together.‐ FilmDrunk
Read More | Posted Aug 22, 2018
B 92% Crazy Rich Asians (2018) Rom-coms are often lifestyle porn to some degree, 'Crazy Rich Asians' is just more straightforward about it. It's kitchy pop, done well. ‐ FilmDrunk
Read More | Posted Aug 16, 2018
B- 23% Mile 22 (2018) Both a ham-fisted homage to 'The Raid' and a pilot episode of 'Mark Wahlberg: Bipolar Super Spy' that's every bit as weird as that sounds. ‐ FilmDrunk
Read More | Posted Aug 16, 2018
B 45% The Meg (2018) If you see one movie about Jason Statham fighting a giant shark this Summer, make it The Meg. ‐ FilmDrunk
Read More | Posted Aug 9, 2018
C 59% Dog Days (2018) So studiously scrubbed and wholesome that it barely exists at all. ‐ FilmDrunk
Read More | Posted Aug 8, 2018
B+ 95% BlacKkKlansman (2018) Is historical Spike Lee the best Spike Lee? BlacKkKlansman is a showcase for Lee's passion rather than his technique, and it's his best movie in years.‐ FilmDrunk
Read More | Posted Aug 7, 2018
C+ 17% The Darkest Minds (2018) I understand the need to set up a franchise, but 'The Darkest Minds' ends without fleshing out any of its ideas. Grade: Incomplete.‐ FilmDrunk
Read More | Posted Aug 3, 2018
C+ 49% The Spy Who Dumped Me (2018) A lot of the jokes are plenty funny, but they almost come at the expense of a story that no one's really committing to, giving the whole thing a kind of self-devouring quality. ‐ FilmDrunk
Read More | Posted Aug 2, 2018
B- 82% Puzzle (2018) It's not a great script, but Macdonald and Khan are wonderful, and you have to respect any movie that can make jigsaw puzzling seem erotic. ‐ FilmDrunk
Read More | Posted Jul 27, 2018
B- 93% Blindspotting (2018) There's a lot to love about this vivid, rhythmic, 'Do The Right Thing' for contemporary Oakland, though it does feel slightly incomplete. ‐ FilmDrunk
Read More | Posted Jul 26, 2018
A- 97% Mission: Impossible - Fallout (2018) As committed to being the ultimate blockbuster as Tom Cruise is to being the ultimate action hero.‐ FilmDrunk
Read More | Posted Jul 25, 2018
51% Equalizer 2 (2018) In the past, this kind of character, who abhors swear words but kills with obvious relish, would've been positioned as an interesting contrast. In The Equalizer 2 it just feels like unexamined orthodoxy.‐ FilmDrunk
Read More | Posted Jul 18, 2018
A- 99% Eighth Grade (2018) Eighth Grade's only real drawback is how accurately it depicts being an awkward tween. ‐ FilmDrunk
Read More | Posted Jul 12, 2018
B+ 53% The First Purge (2018) The First Purge retains a lot of the goofy schlock aspects of the franchise, but there is some incisive commentary happening here on what happens when the social contract breaks down. ‐ FilmDrunk
Read More | Posted Jul 3, 2018
63% Sicario: Day of the Soldado (2018) Day of the Soldado is convoluted enough that you can almost enjoy it for Brolin and Del Toro's hypnotic acting and ignore the ever-present cloud of noxious politics, and there are times you wonder if it's xenophobic or just nihilistic. ‐ The Stranger (Seattle, WA)
Read More | Posted Jun 29, 2018
B- 100% Leave No Trace (2018) Beautifully shot, lyrical, and heartfelt, 'Leave No Trace' is also missing some of the edge that made 'Winter's Bone' so memorable.‐ FilmDrunk
Read More | Posted Jun 29, 2018
A- 94% Incredibles 2 (2018) Probably the most visually dazzling film Pixar has ever made.‐ FilmDrunk
Read More | Posted Jun 20, 2018
C+ 48% Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom (2018) We're willing to accept a lot for this movie, and all we ask in return is for it not to feel so much like a teaser for future movies. ‐ FilmDrunk
Read More | Posted Jun 20, 2018
D+ 0% Gotti (2018) 'Gotti' (alternate title: 'Gotti: I'm Walkin' Heah!') feels exactly like it was directed by a grown man who owns a framed 'Scarface' poster.‐ FilmDrunk
Read More | Posted Jun 18, 2018
55% Tag (2018) They're fine bits. Good enough to charm you if you see them, but not memorable enough to make you feel like you're missing out if you don't.‐ FilmDrunk
Read More | Posted Jun 14, 2018
A- 89% Hereditary (2018) Hereditary has the trappings of an arthouse horror movie, but a punk rock soul.‐ FilmDrunk
Read More | Posted Jun 8, 2018
C+ 68% Ocean's 8 (2018) Squanders a golden opportunity to explore the grifter, our dominant cultural archetype, by being far more interested in namedropping brands and making its characters look cool.‐ FilmDrunk
Read More | Posted Jun 7, 2018
B 86% Upgrade (2018) A fun throwback to scruffy action films that weren't *good,* exactly, but had a certain visceral thump. I'd missed these. ‐ FilmDrunk
Read More | Posted Jun 1, 2018
B 47% How to Talk to Girls at Parties (2018) Fairly wonderful when it's a sci-fi teen love story, which it mostly is, but cringe-inducing when it's a punk rock musical, which it occasionally seems to want to be.‐ FilmDrunk
Read More | Posted Jun 1, 2018
B+ 83% Deadpool 2 (2018) In the age of constantly escalating superhero stakes, Deadpool stays fresh by aiming small. ‐ FilmDrunk
Read More | Posted May 14, 2018
D 26% Breaking In (2018) A "badass mom" movie so sloppily executed that it only serves to illustrate how little nuance and backstory we afford our badass movie moms compared to our badass movie dads.‐ FilmDrunk
Read More | Posted May 10, 2018
C+ 37% Life of the Party (2018) McCarthy is working her butt off to make these bits work, and you appreciate her for it, but most everything in 'Life Of The Party' is just so broad and shticky that there isn't much to hold onto.‐ FilmDrunk
Read More | Posted May 10, 2018
C 24% Overboard (2018) Film does a surprisingly good job handling the campy tone and updating the original to a culture-clash comedy, but Eugenio Derbez just can't act well enough (at least not in English) to carry it.‐ FilmDrunk
Read More | Posted May 3, 2018
A- 86% Tully (2018) Diablo Cody's style of turning deeply felt pearls of wisdom into entertaining dialogue feels more natural and confident than ever.‐ FilmDrunk
Read More | Posted May 2, 2018
B- 84% Avengers: Infinity War (2018) Slightly above average for an MCU movie, though more of a triumph of continuity than of entertainment or filmmaking.‐ FilmDrunk
Read More | Posted Apr 27, 2018
B 34% I Feel Pretty (2018) Mostly fails in its larger critique of the fashion industry, but it's reasonably charming as a conventional rom-com. ‐ FilmDrunk
Read More | Posted Apr 18, 2018
B- 31% Super Troopers 2 (2018) About two thirds of the way through it takes a hard left and starts the sad-but-expected process of retelling old jokes, but before that it's surprisingly entertaining. ‐ FilmDrunk
Read More | Posted Apr 17, 2018
C 82% Chappaquiddick (2018) 'Chappaquiddick' wants to "dramatize" the Chappaquiddick incident without offering a take on what really happened, and it doesn't quite work. ‐ FilmDrunk
Read More | Posted Apr 4, 2018
C+ 72% Ready Player One (2018) It's bittersweet seeing Spielberg reach the apex of his visual craft in a vapid love letter to consumer culture.‐ FilmDrunk
Read More | Posted Mar 27, 2018
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