Movie reviews of George Wolf

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

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Poster for Destroyer

Destroyer

7

Kusama keeps up a knowingly effective pace, dropping just enough breadcrumbs to keep you interested until the twist reveal she’s sitting on. Of course, she’s also got Kidman’s range to lean on, occasionally forgetting it doesn’t need that much help getting noticed.

31 january

31 jan

Poster for Minding the Gap

Minding the Gap

9

Minding the Gap entertains as a testament to the love of skateboarding, but it transcends as an emotional statement on the fragile bonds of parenting and an earnest ode to the power of love.

30 january

30 jan

Poster for Genesis 2.0

Genesis 2.0

7

Stops short of sermonizing, but with some truly amazing and insightful footage, uncovers plenty of sobering food for thought.

26 january

26 jan

Poster for Serenity

Serenity

4

The spoon-feeding that’s waiting at the end of Serenity is well-intentioned but structurally misguided, landing so far from the mark that just embracing that early Body Heat wave and riding it out might have made for a better crash.

25 january

25 jan

Poster for Glass

Glass

6

Would Glass have worked better if we hadn’t been standing around staring all this time? Probably. but Shyamalan got us here with skill, and he gets us out with a film that’s easy to respect, but hard to cheer for.

17 january

17 jan

Poster for A Dog's Way Home

A Dog's Way Home

5

Everything is painted with the broadest brush available.

11 january

11 jan

Poster for On the Basis of Sex

On the Basis of Sex

6

Rests as a film always competent and sincere, but seldom revealing.

10 january

10 jan

Poster for Shoplifters

Shoplifters

7

The cast is universally charming, and when Koreeda is content to ride the casually observational pace he introduces, Shoplifters works humanistic wonders with its sweet vignettes of love and mercy.

8 january

8 jan

Poster for Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse

Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse

8

The story bursts to vibrant life. The dazzling animation gives a big soul kiss to comic books and pushes nearly every frame to its action-following limit.

11 december

11 dec

Poster for Tyrel

Tyrel

7

Amid heavy dialog that’s fast and free-flowing with an improvisational feel, the crowded mountain home becomes a nerve-wracking metaphor for the state of race relations.

2018.12.05

2018

Poster for Creed II

Creed II

6

But beyond all the button pushing, sentiment and nostalgia are characters, and this all falls like a tomato can in the fist round if we don’t have reason to care about them. We still do.

2018.11.20

2018

Poster for The Front Runner

The Front Runner

7

The dialogue is fast and smart, often evoking a more easily digestible Aaron Sorkin. Salient points are made and then rebutted through the precise timing and intricate blocking of an outstanding ensemble...

2018.11.20

2018

Poster for Instant Family

Instant Family

6

Always more fuzzy than consistently funny, Instant Family offers plenty of good feels backed up with some lived-in comfortability.

2018.11.15

2018

Poster for Boy Erased

Boy Erased

8

It is precisely this intimacy that fuels the film’s resonance, as one family’s story becomes a vessel for greater understanding. That’s no small achievement, and Boy Erased is no small triumph.

2018.11.14

2018

Poster for The Girl in the Spider's Web

The Girl in the Spider's Web

6

Always watchable, and engaging enough to keep you invested. But Lisbeth became memorable by being uniquely compelling, not merely satisfactory.

2018.11.09

2018

Poster for The Grinch

The Grinch

4

The Grinch is nearly as empty as Cindy Lou’s living room on Christmas morn.

2018.11.08

2018

Poster for Bohemian Rhapsody

Bohemian Rhapsody

6

Factual liberties are taken, timelines are sometimes carelessly misrepresented, and there’s a totally needless gag from Mike Myers, but whenever Bohemian Rhapsody is most unsteady, Queen’s music is there for a bailout.

2018.11.02

2018

Poster for Beautiful Boy

Beautiful Boy

7

Through first-hand insight and two towering performances, it finds a thread of hope in the ashes of a family’s nightmare.

2018.11.01

2018

Poster for Suspiria

Suspiria

8

It cements a vision of Suspiria that’s as ambitious and it is uncompromising, one that explores different definitions of horror while ultimately delivering more outright shocks and shivers than Argento ever attempted.

2018.10.30

2018

Poster for Mid90s

Mid90s

8

An often funny, sometimes startling and endlessly human film, Mid90s is a blast from the past that points to a bright filmmaking future for Jonah Hill.

2018.10.25

2018

Poster for Free Solo

Free Solo

8

But in contrasting glorious human achievement with acceptable sacrifice, Free Solo becomes nearly unforgettable.

2018.10.24

2018

Poster for The Hate U Give

The Hate U Give

7

In trusting that YA audience with some bitter pills, The Hate U Give becomes a required dose for the rest of us.

2018.10.19

2018

Poster for Goosebumps 2: Haunted Halloween

Goosebumps 2: Haunted Halloween

7

Has style, a winning cast, and winking nods to horror classics such as IT and Frankenstein.

2018.10.12

2018

Poster for Bad Times at the El Royale

Bad Times at the El Royale

7

Can’t completely deliver on its promise, it offers a gorgeous blast of color, sound and plot twists that are pretty fun to watch unravel.

2018.10.11

2018

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