Mel Valentin Movie Reviews & Previews - Rotten Tomatoes

Mel Valentin

Mel Valentin
Mel Valentin's reviews only count toward the Tomatometer when published at the following Tomatometer-approved publication(s): ScreenAnarchy, Movie Mezzanine, The Spool

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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
100% The Boy Behind the Door (2020) All in all, Charbonier and Powell appear to be the real deal. They have a thorough understanding of the basics of thriller/horror filmmaking, including visual composition, scene construction, and pacing.‐ ScreenAnarchy
Read More | Posted Oct 14, 2020
83% How to Deter a Robber (2020) How to Deter a Robber will and should be remembered as the work of a talented, first-time filmmaker.‐ ScreenAnarchy
Read More | Posted Oct 1, 2020
74% Mulan (2020) A live-action remake not quite equal to an illustrious predecessor.‐ ScreenAnarchy
Read More | Posted Sep 3, 2020
96% Z (2019) Takes more than a few unexpected plot turns. ‐ ScreenAnarchy
Read More | Posted Sep 2, 2020
63% Spree (2020) A nasty, brutish, short (but not short enough), surface-deep satire of social media and its white-male discontents‐ ScreenAnarchy
Read More | Posted Aug 17, 2020
19% The Tax Collector (2020) Deserves to go down in film history as an object lesson for non-Latino filmmakers. ‐ ScreenAnarchy
Read More | Posted Aug 7, 2020
No Score Yet Shifter (2020) Burns shows significant promise as a filmmaker.‐ ScreenAnarchy
Read More | Posted Aug 7, 2020
56% What We Found (2020) Unfortunately, little in What We Found passes the suspension of disbelief test. ‐ ScreenAnarchy
Read More | Posted Aug 4, 2020
70% A Girl Missing (Yokogao) (2020) Serves as a social critique and a more personalized critique of a certain personality type (Ichiko's) that embraces social norms more out of convenience and comfort than their rightness or correctness.‐ ScreenAnarchy
Read More | Posted Aug 3, 2020
94% The Shadow of Violence (Calm with Horses) (2020) Shakes off well-worn cliches and genre conventions and turns into a provocative, poignant character study.‐ ScreenAnarchy
Read More | Posted Aug 3, 2020
82% Holy Trinity (2019) A one-of-a-kind sex- and kink-positive supernatural comedy.‐ ScreenAnarchy
Read More | Posted Jul 21, 2020
81% Flannery (2020) A challenge well, if incompletely and frustratingly, met.‐ ScreenAnarchy
Read More | Posted Jul 17, 2020
70% Carmilla (2020) Might look and sound like gothic horror, but in [director Emily} Harris's hands, it's more romance than horror. ‐ ScreenAnarchy
Read More | Posted Jul 17, 2020
81% The Old Guard (2020) The Old Guard works both as a franchise starter... and a standalone superhero/action film that offers a surprising number of diversionary pleasures. ‐ The Spool
Read More | Posted Jul 13, 2020
79% Greyhound (2020) [Tom] Hanks gives another note-perfect master-class in acting.‐ ScreenAnarchy
Read More | Posted Jul 10, 2020
71% Archive (2020) Deliberately sidesteps exploring or examining the more troubling themes underlying AI . ‐ ScreenAnarchy
Read More | Posted Jul 9, 2020
64% Eurovision Song Contest: The Story of Fire Saga (2020) Contains the usual grab-bag of verbal humor and physical gags of varying, sporadic quality. ‐ ScreenAnarchy
Read More | Posted Jun 26, 2020
47% My Spy (2020) A film that works incredibly hard to deliver inoffensive, unobjectionable, escapist entertainment and almost succeeds.‐ ScreenAnarchy
Read More | Posted Jun 24, 2020
40% Irresistible (2020) A misguided, tone-deaf, ultimately untimely political comedy/satire.‐ ScreenAnarchy
Read More | Posted Jun 23, 2020
40% You Should Have Left (2020) Joins the haunted house sub-genre as, if not a classic-in-the-making, then as a more-than-solid, thoroughly engaging, ace-level effort from everyone involved.‐ ScreenAnarchy
Read More | Posted Jun 18, 2020
70% 7500 (2020) A surprisingly effective, if ultimately strained use, of the budget-friendly, single-set plot device (a jetliner cockpit) to deliver obligatory thrills and maximize suspense.‐ ScreenAnarchy
Read More | Posted Jun 17, 2020
92% Da 5 Bloods (2020) An urgent, timely work of commercial art.‐ ScreenAnarchy
Read More | Posted Jun 12, 2020
74% The King of Staten Island (2020) A loosely structured, fitfully funny character study .‐ ScreenAnarchy
Read More | Posted Jun 12, 2020
78% Tommaso (2020) Succeeds as a tour-de-force for Willem Dafoe.‐ ScreenAnarchy
Read More | Posted Jun 5, 2020
70% The High Note (2020) A well-made, if ultimately forgettable, pop-musical fantasy/comedy-drama.‐ ScreenAnarchy
Read More | Posted May 29, 2020
65% Clementine (2019) Captures the mental fog and haze that accompanies the unanticipated, unforeseen end of romantic relationships with wrenching precision and equally wrenching insight. ‐ ScreenAnarchy
Read More | Posted May 8, 2020
88% Save Yourselves! (2020) A delightfully modern-day comedy of (Internet-related) manners with authentic, honest insights into 21st-century romance as the next combo lo-fi sci-fi rom-com.‐ ScreenAnarchy
Read More | Posted Feb 28, 2020
87% Shirley (2020) Rises to the level of film as art, not pure commerce.‐ ScreenAnarchy
Read More | Posted Feb 28, 2020
92% Promising Young Woman (2020) Delivers a scathingly bracing, broad critique of toxic masculinity in all its self- and other-destructive forms ‐ ScreenAnarchy
Read More | Posted Feb 28, 2020
37% Downhill (2020) All but belongs on the disposable entertainment pile, with one notable exception: Julia Louis-Dreyfus.‐ ScreenAnarchy
Read More | Posted Feb 28, 2020
97% La Llorona (2020) Engrossing, politically allegorical, horror film ... the monsters aren't supernatural or alien in nature.‐ ScreenAnarchy
Read More | Posted Feb 28, 2020
86% The Night House (2020) Benefits from [David] Bruckner's finely calibrated direction, Elisha Christian's moody cinematography, and Rebecca Hall's utterly committed central performance.‐ ScreenAnarchy
Read More | Posted Feb 28, 2020
94% Palm Springs (2020) Emerges as the rarest of rare rom-coms: A rom-com with something meaningful to say that never ceases to engage or entertain.‐ ScreenAnarchy
Read More | Posted Feb 28, 2020
92% Possessor: Uncut (2020) Confirms [Brandon] Cronenberg as one of the most provocative talents working in or out of the horror genre.‐ ScreenAnarchy
Read More | Posted Feb 28, 2020
38% Wendy (2020) Loses its organic, free-flowing form in the second, increasingly tedious hour.‐ ScreenAnarchy
Read More | Posted Feb 28, 2020
57% Come Away (2020) A misfire by any other name is still a misfire.‐ ScreenAnarchy
Read More | Posted Feb 28, 2020
81% Scare Me (2020) Hampered by an overlong, self-indulgent running time that could have benefited from judicious scene trimming, Scare Me still manages to deliver enough turns, twists, and switchbacks to satisfy the average meta-horror fan. ‐ ScreenAnarchy
Read More | Posted Feb 28, 2020
36% The Night Clerk (2020) It's difficult, if not impossible, to imagine a more tedious, tiresome, more lifeless attempt at a neo-noir thriller.‐ ScreenAnarchy
Read More | Posted Feb 28, 2020
71% Run Sweetheart Run (2020) Ella Balinska stars as the "first and final girl" in writer/director Shana Feste's horror film, filled with visceral thrills and real-world commentary.‐ ScreenAnarchy
Read More | Posted Feb 10, 2020
92% The Assistant (2020) Writer-director Kitty Green's astute, insightful character study/corporate critique makes a timely, zeitgeist-reflecting arrival in movie theaters. ‐ ScreenAnarchy
Read More | Posted Feb 10, 2020
70% Horse Girl (2020) Actress and co-writer Alison Brie combines forces with director and co-writer Jeff Baena for a consistently intriguing, occasionally brilliant, black comedy.‐ ScreenAnarchy
Read More | Posted Feb 10, 2020
7/10 69% Brothers in Arms (2003) Brothers in Arms leaves little doubt that John Kerry justly received his medals.‐ Movie-Vault.com
Read More | Posted May 5, 2015
B- 41% Divergent (2014) Given the seemingly endless series of sub-mediocre YA adaptations, we should be thankful for whatever we can get.‐ Movie Mezzanine
Read More | Posted Mar 21, 2014
4/5 72% The Future (2011) Quote not available.‐ eFilmCritic.com
Read More | Posted Jan 22, 2013
3/5 No Score Yet Get Smart's Bruce and Lloyd Out of Control (2008) Quote not available.‐ eFilmCritic.com
Read More | Posted Jan 22, 2013
2/5 38% Lockout (2012) Quote not available.‐ eFilmCritic.com
Read More | Posted Apr 20, 2012
4/5 84% 21 Jump Street (2012) Quote not available.‐ eFilmCritic.com
Read More | Posted Mar 16, 2012
2/5 18% Valentine's Day (2010) Quote not available.‐ eFilmCritic.com
Read More | Posted Nov 18, 2011
3/5 60% Real Steel (2011) Quote not available.‐ eFilmCritic.com
Read More | Posted Oct 7, 2011
3/5 94% Moneyball (2011) Quote not available.‐ eFilmCritic.com
Read More | Posted Sep 23, 2011