Movie reviews of George Wolf

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

Number of movie reviews: 665 / 665

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It’s a tone deaf, crass and almost completely humorless exercise in objectifying women and indulging the selfishness of entitled d-bags. Review

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2020-11-19

2020

Leap of Faith might be a one man show, but when the show is The Exorcist and the man is William Friedkin, it feels like enough. Review

7.0

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2020-11-17

2020

And with more lockdowns looming this Holiday season, it’s 44-minutes of smiles tailor made for repeated helpings. Review

8.0

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2020-11-16

2020

Gibson delivers with a gritty, committed performance that’s aided tremendously by the glorious Marianne Jean-Baptiste as Ruth Cringle. Review

7.0

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2020-11-12

2020

The director’s camerawork is occasionally fluid and effective, but most of the set pieces are more noteworthy for the atmospheric cinematography and sharp sound design that manage to punctuate the dark, empty rooms. Review

5.0

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2020-11-10

2020

Green has never been better, and Winocour continues to display understated insight as a filmmaker. Like that walk among the stars that Sarah has long dreamed about, Proxima is quiet, but often emotionally dazzling. Review

8.0

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2020-11-06

2020

The storytelling is competent, the performances fine. Review

6.0

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2020-11-06

2020

Adapting Larry Watson’s novel, Bezucha carves out the road to vengeance and redemption like a less nuanced Cormac McCarthy. This isn’t poetry, but that doesn’t mean it’s not primal and satisfying. Review

7.0

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2020-11-04

2020

There are some valid ideas at work here. They’re not terribly urgent or original, but Come Play isn’t pretending they are. It’s a film with little interest in overthinking, for horror fans not interested in films that do. Review

6.0

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2020-10-30

2020

Wolfboy is the rare teen drama that speaks without condescension, and entertains without calculation. Review

8.0

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2020-10-28

2020

Come in looking for a tidy little slasher, and you’re going to be disappointed. But if you’re down for a dark and moody rumination on grief, metaphysics and itchy brains, you could conjure up worse than The Empty Man. Review

6.0

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2020-10-23

2020

Yes, it’s still shockingly brazen and often laugh out loud funny, but the thrill of discovery is naturally gone. Review

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2020-10-22

2020

It’s all perfectly grand and respectable, but never memorable. Review

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2020-10-20

2020

And though Trump is certainly an understood subject, the finger-pointing is never belabored. Review

8.0

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2020-10-16

2020

Time is a stunning journey, searingly intimate with a sobering undercurrent of commonality. You wear this film like a blanket of feeling. Don’t miss the chance to wrap it around you. Review

9.0

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2020-10-14

2020

But what you’ll remember about Evil Eye has little to do with the mysterious occurrences surrounding this mother and daughter. It’s the humanity flowing between them that sticks. Review

6.0

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2020-10-12

2020

Tar

The ensemble of evacuees/possible victims has the depth and logic to only reinforce the point of that horror spoof Geico ad. And after about 90 minutes, the film’s eureka moment makes you wonder about the Drive-In pleasure Tar might have been if it hadn’t waited so long to tap a self-aware vein. Review

4.0

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2020-10-08

2020

At its core, it’s a super deluxe re-write of Thunder Road with werewolves. I call that a bloody good time. Review

8.0

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2020-10-08

2020

It’s not a new idea, and Black Box doesn’t blaze any new trails revisiting it. But it is committed to the viability of the journey, and finds its greatest success in engagement rather than surprise. Review

6.0

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2020-10-06

2020

By treating Jane’s joy and heartbreak less like a clinical study and more as parts of a greater familial whole, Eternal Beauty finds a way to make those orders seem doable. Review

7.0

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2020-09-29

2020

With Robert Redford on board as executive producer, the lack of narrative flash here comes as little surprise. But while Public Trust‘s case building is workmanlike, the rallying cry is no less urgent. Review

7.0

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2020-09-25

2020

This is a film that often feels adrift and in need of an anchor. It’s neither as smart as it wants to be, nor as dumb as you fear early on. Much like its main character, LX 2048 has heart, but you’re never sure how long it can hold out. Review

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2020-09-23

2020

The Nest may rarely be comfortable, but it’s strangely inviting, and once you’re inside, plenty hard to look away. Review

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2020-09-18

2020

Those with a very particular sense of humor may enjoy this film very much. God bless them. Review

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2020-09-17

2020

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