Movie reviews of George Wolf

These are all the movies and series that George has reviewed. Read more at: Maddwolf.

Number of movie reviews: 370 / 370

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The whiff of death in coming-of-age dramas has often been reduced to manipulative claptrap, but Murphy takes a bulldozer to that notion with an ambitious narrative that does not allow you to get comfortable. Review

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17 june

17 jun

The interchangeable, angst-heavy soundtrack choices only confirm that Infamous isn’t reaching beyond these two outlaw lovers, and the youngest of adult audiences may actually identify with them for all the wrong reasons. Review

4.0

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11 june

11 jun

The film-within-a-film may never grasp the elusive Ring ambitions, but hang in past the setup and Warning delivers a competent mystery and some fun terror in the aisles. Review

6.0

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9 june

9 jun

But what you’ll ultimately take away from Papicha is how it finds intimacy in waves of social change, revealing moments of helpless joy in the fight against them. Review

8.0

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5 june

5 jun

Look beneath those layers of what may feel like fluff, and you’ll even find a sometimes awkward but still refreshing look at two women gracefully navigating the path to controlling their own destinies. Nice. Review

7.0

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28 may

28 may

Wainaina plays his hand skillfully, turning what could have been a lazy and cliched final shot into a moment full of the happiest tears. Review

8.0

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21 may

21 may

These trips have always been about appreciating old friends, great food and often uproarious conversation. But while this isn’t the franchise high point, there’s a poignancy here in Greece, underneath Aristotle’s ashes and all the painful falsetto harmonies, that would make it the most satisfying finale. Review

7.0

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20 may

20 may

Peterson also flexes confidently behind the camera, moving from extended tracks to slow pans to quiet stills, all in service of the film’s wondrous tone. With McCormick and Horowitz leading a stellar ensemble, what could have been a generic sci-fi time filler becomes a smart parable with an eerie grip. Review

8.0

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13 may

13 may

And while some of the lessons are not new (i.e. we need a strong middle class) the context here is so vivid and relevant many observations may land with an echo of “eureka!” inside your head. Review

9.0

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8 may

8 may

The film’s backstory of the “synergists” and their accomplishments provides a sturdy anchor, as well as a resonant narrative contrast once the B2 project is beset with scientific short-sightedness, group infighting, and the opportunist douch-baggery of Bannon. Review

7.0

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6 may

6 may

It’s a spirited, engaging celebration of not only Kael, but of film itself as a source of entertainment, inspiration and discussion. Review

7.0

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1 may

1 may

Pahokee‘s class of 2017 serves a tender and truthful reminder of a crossroads unlike any other. Review

7.0

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23 april

23 apr

Rue History…. aims higher than one word answers, with storytelling that often soars before landing. Review

8.0

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22 april

22 apr

This is strictly teenage fare, content to provide good-looking idols to swoon over and warmed-over scares for kids who want to scream but not have nightmares. Review

5.0

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21 april

21 apr

Endings, Beginnings has all the parts of a consistently competent and watchable affair. But the resonant character study it aspires to be – much like the character itself – slips away simply from pretending to be something it’s not. Review

6.0

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16 april

16 apr

What elevates these Trolls, though, is their funny bone. One of the directors and two of the writers return from part one, but this film is much funnier, especially for the parents sitting down for movie night. Review

6.0

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10 april

10 apr

Birth of the Cool is an obvious must for any Davis fans wanting to feel as close to the legend as they’ve ever been. And for anyone using the film as intro to Miles 101, it’s a fine primer on road to Bitches Brew and beyond. Review

8.0

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9 april

9 apr

A lush and emotional period piece that dives into its genre with no apologies, tugging at your heart with broken dreams and familial bonds until you’re nothing but thankful for it. Review

8.0

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9 april

9 apr

It does get a bit long-winded in spots, but Slay the Dragon makes its case with enough info, passion and persistence to make it necessary, especially in a year that ends in zero. Review

7.0

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3 april

3 apr

NRSW is a sensitive portrayal of female friendship and courage, equal parts understated and confrontational as it speaks truths that remain commonly ignored. Review

8.0

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2 april

2 apr

As Merab grapples with societal expectations as both a Georgian Ensemble dancer and a man, the film finally reveals Merab’s soul, speaking to the beauty of liberation in just the way you were hoping it would. Review

7.0

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29 march

29 mar

A film with enough wry smarts and acting chops to deliver more satisfying scares than you might expect. Review

7.0

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28 march

28 mar

Resistance is a film built with passion and sincerity, employing a story that will be new for most of us to deliver a timely reminder meant for all of us. Review

7.0

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26 march

26 mar

It’s rude, it’s crude, it’s vulgar, crass and brutal. And I enjoyed the hell out of Goon. Review

8.0

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15 march

15 mar

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