Filmrecensies van Hope Madden

Dit zijn alle films en series die Hope heeft gerecenseerd. Lees meer op: Maddwolf.

Aantal filmrecensies: 586 / 586

Opties

Dewey’s less effective in this than he was in The Djinn, but it’s not enough to sink the film. The movie’s solid structure, paired with Charbonier and Powell’s gift for dropping clues and following up on threads make for a satisfying but never lurid horror show. Recensie

7.0

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26 juli

26 jul

The sets look great—from a super cool-looking Tokyo to the secret Arashikage compound to the cement pits for bare-knuckle brawling. That’s not really reason enough to watch it, though. Recensie

5.0

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22 juli

22 jul

The relatively streamlined plot delivers a fresh change of pace for the filmmaker—not that you could call any Dupieux film stale. But in pairing back the complications and convolutions, the writer/director has crafted maybe his most audience-friendly film to date. Mandibles certainly delivers the filmmaker’s most audience-friendly characters. Recensie

7.0

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21 juli

21 jul

Joe Bell does break through the contrivance of familiar storytelling because this story doesn’t fit neatly or cheerily into that package. Recensie

6.0

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21 juli

21 jul

Val

In Val, Jack Kilmer quotes his father quoting Twain: Don’t part with your illusions. When they are gone you may still exist, but you have ceased to live. It’s an apt metaphor for a documentary about life and acting, and a springboard for another surprising comeback. Recensie

7.0

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21 juli

21 jul

Pig

A uniformly strong supporting cast and their priceless reactions to Cage’s vagabond presence not only illuminate the pretension Sarnoski hopes to call attention to in Portland’s high-end restaurant culture. They give the actor the chance to react. Recensie

8.0

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15 juli

15 jul

I Carry You with Me never feels like a blunt instrument. In much the way Ewing did with her documentaries, she weaves true tales with humanity and honesty so they resonate. Recensie

8.0

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15 juli

15 jul

Wilson fills it with lazy writing, superficial performances, contrivance and conveniences that descend into idiocy, and not the fun Sharknado kind. Just the plain old idiotic kind. Recensie

4.0

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13 juli

13 jul

Perhaps what’s most disappointing about Dachra—Tunisia’s first official horror movie—is how uninspired it is. Recensie

5.0

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8 juli

8 jul

Though Hansen is clearly the film’s brightest spot, the filmmakers pieced together an entirely solid ensemble. Droll performances suit the script and keep your attention, but the story itself lacks much real punch. Worse, the police oppression subplot feels tone-deaf at best. Recensie

6.0

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6 juli

6 jul

Son

Son does boast solid performances, and the filmmaker once again flexes his strong instincts for unsettling locations and atmospheres. The writing, pacing, and imagery all work together as they should to generate anxiety and dread. Son gets gory now and again, too. It just doesn’t do anything you don’t expect it to do. Recensie

5.0

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6 juli

6 jul

Lose an hour and The Tomorrow War is a pretty fun time-waster, but nothing more. Writer Zach Dean doesn’t say anything new and McKay certainly doesn’t find any fresh ways to say it. But if you miss the bloated, 2+hour action/adventure flicks of the late 1990s, The Tomorrow War is your movie. Recensie

6.0

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2 juli

2 jul

At its worst, it’s a political outcry by way of a predictable horror film that’s pretty light on horror. At its best, it’s a poignant upending of this country’s fundamental, foundational racism. Recensie

6.0

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30 juni

30 jun

There aren’t enough nice guys in horror movies. Hats off to Callahan for not only finding a unique and fun premise in an overcrowded genre but for appreciating the precious jewel that is the nice guy. Recensie

7.0

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Beoordeel

30 juni

30 jun

Those are some serious misgivings, I grant you, but there really is something subversive, honest, and horrifying worth witnessing in this movie. Recensie

6.0

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Beoordeel

25 juni

25 jun

My Heart Can’t Beat Unless You Tell It To is not high on horror, but it succeeds in telling a beautiful, heartbreaking story. Recensie

8.0

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Beoordeel

23 juni

23 jun

Werewolves Within is loosely based on the video game of the same name, which may be why the plot feels so very slight. Still, writer Mishna Wolff displays a flair for whodunnit fun that elevates the film high above 90% of the video game movies that have been made. Recensie

7.0

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22 juni

22 jun

It’s busy. It looks pretty. The message – embrace who you are – is worthy, but there’s just not much in the delivery for the film to call its own. Recensie

6.0

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17 juni

17 jun

Woe

The three performances sell the story, the Twilight Zone weirdness, and the human pathos that underly everything. Woe is a slow burn, rushing nothing but punctuating its fog of depression and sorrow with bursts of action and brief, welcome splashes of humor. Recensie

7.0

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Beoordeel

16 juni

16 jun

Between Algar’s skill and Bailey-Bond’s cinematic vision, the journey toward that break is a wild ride. Recensie

7.0

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10 juni

10 jun

Compelling and authentic, it all often feels mainly like a showcase for Barden’s talent. That’s not to say that the film is in any way weak, simply that Barden’s performance is that strong. Recensie

8.0

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9 juni

9 jun

Raso, working from a script he co-wrote with brother Joseph as well as Gregory Poirier, picks at one or two modern-day concerns but truly breaks new ground only rarely. Moments from The Mist, War of the Worlds, and just about every outbreak movie make their way into Jill’s family adventure. Borrowed as much of this is, it still comes together in a way that feels fairly fresh. Recensie

6.0

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9 juni

9 jun

If this irony led to some kind of absurdist “What’s really the point of it all?” theme, maybe it would have been worth it. Instead, it just feels random. Recensie

6.0

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3 juni

3 jun

Mc Carthy does a lot with very little, as there are very few locations and a total of three cast members—all stellar. You won’t miss the budget. Mc Carthy casts a spook house spell, rattling chains and all, and tells a pithy little survival story while he’s at it. Recensie

7.0

Lijst

Beoordeel

2 juni

2 jun

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