Movie reviews of George Wolf

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

Number of movie reviews: 508 / 508

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The writing is playfully seductive and the cast is a joy, setting a delicious hook that keeps you guessing, at least for a while. And while the finale struggles with consistency, the final shot sends an undeniable message. Review

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2020-08-07

2020

The surroundings are gorgeous, the tidy ending is never in doubt, and the real life family ties provide unspoken warmth. It will no doubt remind you of places you’ve already been, but the soft edges and lived-in appeal of Made In Italy feel like a weathered welcome mat. Review

6.0

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2020-08-07

2020

Despite the slick camerawork from cinematographer Salvatore Totino, here we are. There are possibilities strewn about The Tax Collector that might have gelled into a robbers bookend for the compelling cops in Ayers’s End of Watch. But like pesky overdue notices, ignore those possibilities too long and there’s a great big mess on your hands. Or on your screen. Review

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2020-08-06

2020

Even at its nuttiest, I Used To Go Here is a deceptively smart look at the complexities of accepting adulthood. Review

8.0

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2020-08-05

2020

Waiting for the Barbarians is not a film that will leave you guessing. But the decades-old message remains painfully vital, and in its quietest moments of subtlety, the film gives that message sufficient power. Review

7.0

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2020-08-01

2020

Bray’s mission is never in doubt, and the film’s ultimate resolution becomes a tidy, manipulative pinch from the Nicholas Sparks playbook, right down to the throwing of a shameless trump card. Review

4.0

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2020-07-30

2020

These moral complexities of a man questioning his sense of the world are what gives The Shadow of Violence its voice, one that speaks most eloquently in the spaces between the bloodshed. Review

8.0

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2020-07-28

2020

Curie was one for ages. Radioactive does suffer from scattered elements, but ultimately turns in watchable, satisfying results. Review

7.0

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2020-07-22

2020

There will be eyerolls, but if you’re keeping score, also enough frightful eyebrow-raising to make Impetigore a winning dive into twisted family values. Review

6.0

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2020-07-22

2020

We ache with this family and cheer for them, even when their choices might disappoint us. Review

8.0

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2020-07-16

2020

There may be little that surprises you in Lake of Death, but a sterling partnership between director and cameraman makes sure you have a fine souvenir from the visit. Review

6.0

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2020-07-15

2020

This is a storytelling experiment left to its own ends, which end up being delightfully and desperately character-driven. Review

8.0

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2020-07-09

2020

But while most of the film is gracefully laced with Foster’s honest introspection on his multiple failed marriages and concerns about being a good father, the final act wavers with a more glossy, choreographed concentration on his personal life. Review

7.0

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2020-07-01

2020

Director Kim seems unfazed by the script’s lack of originality or moments of contrivance, confident in his ability to find new frights in well-traveled neighborhoods. For the most part, he does, even managing to touch a nerve that resonates beyond the horror genre itself. Review

7.0

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2020-06-30

2020

Though the bulk of the film is given a linear, by-the-numbers presentation, the musical history it recounts is essential. An important and timeless biography, Ella‘s got that swing. Review

7.0

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2020-06-26

2020

The real treat, though, is seeing Byrne finally dig into another role worthy of her comedy pedigree. Review

7.0

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2020-06-25

2020

Yes, it is predictable, drags in spots and is assembled from parts of plenty of other films. But director Peter Segal and screenwriters Erich and Jon Hoeber find some solid self-aware laughs poking holes in plenty of film tropes, from action scenes and tough guy catch phrases to over-the-top gay neighbors and the very idea of little kid sidekicks. Review

6.0

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2020-06-24

2020

My Darling Vivian is essential to understanding the complete legacy of a cultural icon. But even beyond the celebrity trappings, it is a bittersweet testament to love, to family, and to scars that never quite fade. Review

8.0

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2020-06-17

2020

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

7.0

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2020-06-17

2020

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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2020-06-11

2020

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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2020-06-09

2020

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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2020-06-05

2020

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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2020-05-28

2020

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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2020-05-21

2020

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