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Peter Sobczynski

Peter Sobczynski
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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
.5/4 0% After We Collided (2020) Too moronic to work as a serious romantic drama and too boring to work as straightforward sleaze.‐ RogerEbert.com
Read More | Posted Oct 23, 2020
100% This Is Not a Movie (2020) For anyone still willing to believe that journalism is a force of genuine good in an increasingly convoluted world despite the constant barrage of attacks it receives from all sides, The is Not a [Movie] is well worth viewing.‐ eFilmCritic.com
Read More | Posted Oct 22, 2020
81% Synchronic (2020) [Writer-directors Justin Benson and Aaron Moorehead] have gone larger in size and scope with this effort without losing the bold experimental streak that made their earlier efforts stand out.‐ eFilmCritic.com
Read More | Posted Oct 22, 2020
57% The Sounding (2020) The kind of film that forces me to drop a Shakespeare quote of my own by stating that it is, as a wise man once said, "full of sound and fury / Signifying nothing."‐ eFilmCritic.com
Read More | Posted Oct 22, 2020
92% The Planters (2020) This is a considerable accomplishment and I just wish that the end result, The Planters, had proven to be even a sliver as interesting as its backstory. ‐ eFilmCritic.com
Read More | Posted Oct 22, 2020
77% Over the Moon (2020) I'm not necessarily suggesting that you give Over the Moon a pass -- little kids will like the bright colors and goofy humor, older viewers will appreciate the artistry behind it.‐ eFilmCritic.com
Read More | Posted Oct 22, 2020
96% Bruce Springsteen's Letter to You (2020) Bruce Springsteen's Letter to You is an entertaining and occasionally illuminating look at the artistic process of one of the musical greats of this era and a reminder that rock 'n' roll is, despite rumors to the contrary, still alive and thriving.‐ eFilmCritic.com
Read More | Posted Oct 22, 2020
4/5 84% Borat: Subsequent Moviefilm (2020) It has moments of great hilarity mixed in with stretches of tedium before hitting its undeniably strong and scathing final stretch. However, the good stuff here is so good that it is easy to forgive the weaker moments.‐ eFilmCritic.com
Read More | Posted Oct 21, 2020
100% White Riot (2019) The story contained in the documentary White Riot may not necessarily be new, but the issues that it raises and the anger that it contains prove to be almost frighteningly timely and relevant in today's world.‐ eFilmCritic.com
Read More | Posted Oct 15, 2020
100% Totally Under Control (2020) It lays the whole sorry saga out in such clean and concise detail that when the histories of this period are written, it will probably be utilized as a primary source. ‐ eFilmCritic.com
Read More | Posted Oct 15, 2020
45% Rebecca (2020) Rebecca may be Wheatley's least objectionable film to date, but compared to the eternal greatness of the previous film version, his take dissipates like a wisp of smoke.‐ eFilmCritic.com
Read More | Posted Oct 15, 2020
93% Love and Monsters (2020) An agreeably silly bit of seasonal entertainment aimed squarely at viewers who are perhaps too old for Hocus Pocus and too young for Texas Chain Saw Massacre.‐ eFilmCritic.com
Read More | Posted Oct 15, 2020
41% Honest Thief (2020) The film isn't so much bad as it is dead--it pokes along at a pace that makes it seem about four times longer than it actually is and the occasional bursts of action are more perfunctory than anything else.‐ eFilmCritic.com
Read More | Posted Oct 15, 2020
60% Nocturne (2020) While it does offer some good insights about the pressures that prodigies put upon themselves to succeed at their crafts, it is undone by a lack of originality and some clunky storytelling.‐ eFilmCritic.com
Read More | Posted Oct 15, 2020
50% Evil Eye (2020) The performances by Mani and Choudhury are engaging enough but they cannot overcome the inescapable fact that the story is way too familiar for its own good.‐ eFilmCritic.com
Read More | Posted Oct 15, 2020
2/4 93% Belushi (2020) Someday, there will be a take on the life and work of John Belushi that is as fascinating, complex, and entertaining as he was. Belushi however, is not quite that film.‐ RogerEbert.com
Read More | Posted Oct 15, 2020
90% The Wolf of Snow Hollow (2020) Those who are going into it because they liked Thunder Road a lot may be disappointed by the fact that it has so many similarities to that earlier film, but none of the delicate balance of tones that made that one work so well. ‐ eFilmCritic.com
Read More | Posted Oct 9, 2020
30% The War with Grandpa (2020) What could there have possibly been about this insultingly bad material that could have attracted such a good cast? ‐ eFilmCritic.com
Read More | Posted Oct 9, 2020
99% Time (2020) It is a triumph that nevertheless leaves you heartbroken and angry.‐ eFilmCritic.com
Read More | Posted Oct 9, 2020
No Score Yet Naughty Books (2020) The conversations with the authors and the other interview subjects on hand are engaging and Rachlis presents the subject in a manner that takes it seriously without delving into salaciousness. ‐ eFilmCritic.com
Read More | Posted Oct 9, 2020
44% The Lie (2020) The performances are not especially convincing either --you never buy the characters played by Skarsgaard and Enos or their relationship for a second and the work by King is not so much complex as it is maddeningly opaque and not in the good way.‐ eFilmCritic.com
Read More | Posted Oct 9, 2020
6% The Doorman (2020) There is precious little here of interest for even the most undiscriminating action film junkies.‐ eFilmCritic.com
Read More | Posted Oct 9, 2020
1.5/4 44% A Rainy Day in New York (2020) A Rainy Day in New York feels like something that belongs in a museum, preferably in storage.‐ RogerEbert.com
Read More | Posted Oct 9, 2020
92% Miller's Crossing (1990) Despite the number of great films that [the Coens have] made, this is the one that still stands head and shoulders above the rest.‐ The Spool
Read More | Posted Oct 7, 2020
88% Save Yourselves! (2020) The basic joke of young people so absorbed with themselves that they somehow fail to notice the world literally collapsing around them is not especially unique and fails to come off here.‐ eFilmCritic.com
Read More | Posted Oct 2, 2020
92% Possessor: Uncut (2020) If you sit back and just let its array of heady ideas and bold imagery swish around in your head for a couple of hours, it will leave you with a suitably blown mind.‐ eFilmCritic.com
Read More | Posted Oct 2, 2020
74% Once Upon a River (2020) What gives the movie its real juice is the performance from newcomer DelaCerna as Margo, who is a real find and who helps keep the story grounded when it threatens to turn into a soap opera.‐ eFilmCritic.com
Read More | Posted Oct 2, 2020
20% Let's Scare Julie (2020) Let's Scare Julie breaks out the gimmick of telling its entire story in one continuous and unbroken shot -- an ironic move, considering the fact that someone involved probably should have called "Cut!" early on during the screenwriting process.‐ eFilmCritic.com
Read More | Posted Oct 2, 2020
68% The Glorias (2020) While the film has a lot of ideas and talent behind it as well as a number of strong individual scenes, it never quite finds the kind of grand unifying idea that might have pulled them all together into a satisfying whole.‐ eFilmCritic.com
Read More | Posted Oct 2, 2020
80% Eternal Beauty (2019) Eternal Beauty is ambitious, personally felt and filled with enough good performances to help it overcome the storytelling stumbles and make it worth seeing.‐ eFilmCritic.com
Read More | Posted Oct 2, 2020
34% Death of Me (2020) Death of Me is a scare-free embarrassment that even undiscriminating horror junkies will find remarkably easy to pass up.‐ eFilmCritic.com
Read More | Posted Oct 2, 2020
75% A Call to Spy (2020) A Call to Spy is not necessarily a bad movie, just a slightly dull and underwhelming treatment of a group of brave and resourceful people.‐ eFilmCritic.com
Read More | Posted Oct 2, 2020
81% The Boys in the Band (2020) I wish that all involved could have gotten together to do a project that spoke to audiences today instead of shrieking their way through this inexplicable revival of a theatrical artifact that has clearly lost all of whatever zing it might have [had].‐ eFilmCritic.com
Read More | Posted Oct 2, 2020
28% 2067 (2020) Those looking for standard genre thrills and spills may grow frustrated with the more contemplative aspects of 2067, but those who prefer their science fiction to be on the trippier and more cerebral part of the spectrum should find it intriguing.‐ eFilmCritic.com
Read More | Posted Oct 2, 2020
5/5 86% On The Rocks (2020) This is a smart, funny, touching and lovely curio of a movie, not to mention a love letter [and] inadvertent wistful homage to the joys of prowling the streets of New York late at night. ‐ eFilmCritic.com
Read More | Posted Sep 29, 2020
5/5 98% Spontaneous (2020) Mark my words -- before too long, Spontaneous is going to become the next big cult sensation and deservedly so. Why not get in on the ground floor now before interest in it begins to explode, so to speak?‐ eFilmCritic.com
Read More | Posted Sep 29, 2020
100% Stuntwomen: The Untold Hollywood Story (2020) Stuntwomen: The Untold Hollywood History is a pretty good basic introduction to the craft and the people who pursue it, albeit one that will leave most viewers wishing that it had contained a little more substance in the end.‐ eFilmCritic.com
Read More | Posted Sep 28, 2020
83% Misbehaviour (2020) You can't help but think that Misbehaviour might have made for a stronger and more effective recounting of the story if it had just been done as a documentary in the first place.‐ eFilmCritic.com
Read More | Posted Sep 28, 2020
88% Jay Sebring: Cutting to the Truth (2020) Jay Sebring... Cutting to the Truth is not without interest but in the end, the only people who will find it of genuine interest are those who already know about the man and his accomplishments in the first place.‐ eFilmCritic.com
Read More | Posted Sep 28, 2020
91% Enola Holmes (2020) While it is a little too bloated and disorganized for its own good, most of the pieces for a good movie are there. ‐ eFilmCritic.com
Read More | Posted Sep 28, 2020
No Score Yet Dreaming Grand Avenue (2020) A strange duck of a film and your mileage with it may vary greatly from mine. However, if you do find yourself sharing its peculiar wavelength, there is an excellent chance that you will have a lot of fun with it.‐ eFilmCritic.com
Read More | Posted Sep 28, 2020
4/5 89% Kajillionaire (2020) Although the film is uneven and takes a long time to finally hit its stride, it is ultimately an entertaining and occasionally moving work.‐ eFilmCritic.com
Read More | Posted Sep 25, 2020
4/5 91% The Trial of the Chicago 7 (2020) As a director, Sorkin proves to be more effective in his work with the actors and he does a very good job of juggling his enormous cast of characters.‐ eFilmCritic.com
Read More | Posted Sep 25, 2020
2/4 72% Ottolenghi and the Cakes of Versailles (2020) In its attempt to cram too many narratives and subjects into too short of a running time, it ends up coming across as both overstuffed and oddly undernourished.‐ RogerEbert.com
Read More | Posted Sep 25, 2020
1/4 48% Lost Girls & Love Hotels (2020) Too vapid to work as a psychological drama, too silly to work as a passionate romance, and too tepid to work as a sexy guilty pleasure.‐ RogerEbert.com
Read More | Posted Sep 23, 2020
86% The Way I See It (2020) The Way I See It is a pleasant but ultimately ineffectual film that too often comes across like a cinematic version of an expensive coffee table book chronicling the Obama era.‐ eFilmCritic.com
Read More | Posted Sep 17, 2020
20% No Escape (Follow Me) (2020) No Escape is a film that contains no thrills, no chills, and no earthly reason to even exist.‐ eFilmCritic.com
Read More | Posted Sep 17, 2020
88% The Nest (2020) It begins to grow a bit tedious after a while. What does work -- to the degree that I find myself recommending it despite its obvious shortcomings -- are the performances by Law and Coon.‐ eFilmCritic.com
Read More | Posted Sep 17, 2020
4/5 94% Alone (2020) This is the kind of modestly staged B movie that is not only better than it had to be but sticks in the mind afterwards.‐ eFilmCritic.com
Read More | Posted Sep 17, 2020
1/5 28% Antebellum (2020) This is a dumb, cruel, repellent, and idiotic work.‐ eFilmCritic.com
Read More | Posted Sep 17, 2020