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Julien Faddoul
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Crisp Criticism - "Rough Night", "The Promise", "All Eyez on Me", "The Book of Henry"
by Julien Faddoul Rough
Night Five best
friends from college reunite 10 years later for a wild bachelorette weekend in
Miami. Then they accidentally kill a male stripper. Lazy and
unfunny with a lot of screaming and no composed humor. A typical Hollywood
co...

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Crisp Criticism - "The Mummy", "Cars 3", "The Hero", "My Cousin Rachel"
by Julien Faddoul The Mummy Though safely
entombed in a crypt deep beneath the unforgiving desert, an ancient queen whose
destiny was unjustly taken from her is awakened in our current day. Such an
abashedly corporate attempt to start (or reboot) a film fra...

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Crisp Criticism - "Wonder Woman", "Graduation", "The Last Face", "War Machine"
by Julien Faddoul Wonder
Woman * An Amazon
princess comes to the world of Man to become the greatest of the female
superheroes. Unremarkable
and overlong DC Comic Book movie which, once again, is merely another origin
story following the same plot and tonal...

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Crisp Criticism - "Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales", "John Wick: Chapter 2", "Baywatch", "It’s Only the End of the World"
by Julien Faddoul Pirates
of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales Captain Jack
Sparrow searches for the trident of Poseidon. An already
utterly boring series of films has reached here an even lower level of
dullness. Not only does it contain zero originali...

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Crisp Criticism - "Alien: Covenant", "Snatched", "King Arthur: Legend of the Sword"
by Julien Faddoul Alien:
Covenant * The crew of a
colony ship, bound for a remote planet, discover an uncharted paradise with a
threat beyond their imagination, and must attempt a harrowing escape. In many ways,
a tighter film than Prometheus (2012) with mo...

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Crisp Criticism - "Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2", "Free Fire", "Get Out", "The Zookeeper's Wife"
by Julien Faddoul Guardians
of the Galaxy Vol. 2  * The Guardians
must fight to keep their newfound family together as they unravel the mysteries
of Peter Quill’s true parentage. Energetically
staged Marvel entry with some stunning visual effects. But we ar...

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Crisp Criticism - "Going in Style", "Colossal", "Table 19"
by Julien Faddoul Going in
Style Desperate to
pay the bills and come through for their loved ones, three lifelong pals risk
it all by embarking on a daring bid to knock off the very bank that absconded
with their money. A lazy pile
of garbage: A remake of t...

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Crisp Criticism - "The Fate of the Furious", "CHIPS", "Their Finest", "Personal Shopper"
by Julien Faddoul The Fate
of the Furious When a
mysterious woman seduces Dom into the world of crime and a betrayal of those
closest to him, the crew face trials that will test them as never before. The worst of
the series so far, falling deeper into the h...

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Crisp Criticism - "The Lego Batman Movie", "Ghost in the Shell", "Life", "The Space Between Us"
by Julien Faddoul The Lego
Batman Movie ** A
cooler-than-ever Bruce Wayne must deal with the usual suspects as they plan to
rule Gotham City, while discovering that he has accidentally adopted a teenage
orphan who wishes to become his sidekick. In many ways...

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Crisp Criticism - "Beauty and the Beast", "The Boss Baby", "Power Rangers"
by Julien Faddoul Beauty and
the Beast A remake of an
animated film made and released by The Walt Disney Company in 1991. A critic-proof
film through and through. To those who follow my writing, what is there left
for me to say about a concoction such as th...
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