Dennis Schwartz

Dennis Schwartz
Tomatometer-approved critic

Movie Reviews Only

Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
B- 61% Vox Lux (2018) A flawed but flashy social commentary drama played as a satire on this century's pop culture scene.‐ Ozus' World Movie Reviews
Read More | Posted Dec 18, 2018
B No Score Yet Trouble No More (2018) A curious road tour documentary on Bob Dylan, the Jewish-born singer, who briefly turned Christian from 1979 to the early 1980s and made three faith-based albums.‐ Ozus' World Movie Reviews
Read More | Posted Dec 18, 2018
C+ 59% The Mule (2018) It's a slight film with no discernible view on drugs.‐ Ozus' World Movie Reviews
Read More | Posted Dec 17, 2018
B- 57% 4/20 Massacre (2018) Mindless indie stoner slasher pic.‐ Ozus' World Movie Reviews
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B- 97% The Hate U Give (2018) A powerful social justice drama but not necessarily a powerful film.‐ Ozus' World Movie Reviews
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C+ 80% Ben is Back (2018) However well-intentioned, I could never fully get with the program.‐ Ozus' World Movie Reviews
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B- 78% Back Roads (2018) Dark and twisty indie drama.‐ Ozus' World Movie Reviews
Read More | Posted Dec 13, 2018
B- 83% Blockers (2018) A bearable bawdy pro-feminist comedy, even if it had no emotional impact on me and the comedy rushed by me as it makes its way to its target audience.‐ Ozus' World Movie Reviews
Read More | Posted Dec 12, 2018
B+ 85% Possum (2018) Unsettling niche British horror film.‐ Ozus' World Movie Reviews
Read More | Posted Dec 11, 2018
B- 79% Apostle (2018) Gothic horror pic that's all style and of little substance.‐ Ozus' World Movie Reviews
Read More | Posted Dec 10, 2018
B 95% BlacKkKlansman (2018) As polemical as you would expect from the black political activist director.‐ Ozus' World Movie Reviews
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C+ 75% Don't Leave Home (2018) I'd give it an A for effort and C for execution.‐ Ozus' World Movie Reviews
Read More | Posted Dec 8, 2018
C+ 68% Beautiful Boy (2018) The story might be uplifting but the film itself is a bit of a drag.‐ Ozus' World Movie Reviews
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B- 65% The Little Stranger (2018) It's a curious atmospheric but flawed psychodrama.‐ Ozus' World Movie Reviews
Read More | Posted Dec 6, 2018
B- 74% The Clovehitch Killer (2018) Though bloodless it keeps you squirming in your seat.‐ Ozus' World Movie Reviews
Read More | Posted Dec 5, 2018
B 76% The Devil's Doorway (2018) A chintzy found-footage occult/horror film lambasting the Catholic Church for its hypocrisy.‐ Ozus' World Movie Reviews
Read More | Posted Dec 4, 2018
B 92% Cold War (Zimna wojna) (2018) Passionate and episodic love story between mismatched lovers who are meant for each other but that may not be enough.‐ Ozus' World Movie Reviews
Read More | Posted Dec 3, 2018
B+ 97% Hale County This Morning, This Evening (2018) The ambitious documentary captures some small but significant moments in the black experience.‐ Ozus' World Movie Reviews
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B- 73% The Ranger (2018) The film rocks if you can chill with it.‐ Ozus' World Movie Reviews
Read More | Posted Dec 1, 2018
A- 81% At Eternity's Gate (2018) The performances are generally outstanding (Dafoe is at his best as Van Gogh).‐ Ozus' World Movie Reviews
Read More | Posted Nov 30, 2018
C+ No Score Yet Last Vermont Christmas (2018) It's about as deep as a Hallmark card.‐ Ozus' World Movie Reviews
Read More | Posted Nov 29, 2018
A- 100% Shirkers (2018) The unique, personal film is a truly remarkable one.‐ Ozus' World Movie Reviews
Read More | Posted Nov 28, 2018
B 93% CAM (2018) Absorbing and erotic techno-thriller.‐ Ozus' World Movie Reviews
Read More | Posted Nov 27, 2018
B 82% Gabriel and the Mountain (Gabriel e a montanha) (2018) It tells the tragic true story of a young Brazilian backpacker.‐ Ozus' World Movie Reviews
Read More | Posted Nov 26, 2018
B 95% Dark Money (2018) Though it's uneven in its execution, its informative narrative however has an impact and is worth seeing.‐ Ozus' World Movie Reviews
Read More | Posted Nov 25, 2018
B+ No Score Yet Jewish Soldiers in Blue & Gray (2011) It should appeal especially to Jewish history buffs.‐ Ozus' World Movie Reviews
Read More | Posted Nov 24, 2018
C 65% Tyrel (2018) Forgettable and underdeveloped.‐ Ozus' World Movie Reviews
Read More | Posted Nov 23, 2018
C+ 59% The Front Runner (2018) A glib political drama.‐ Ozus' World Movie Reviews
Read More | Posted Nov 22, 2018
A- 82% The Other Side of the Wind (2018) It's a remarkable film, one that requires multiple viewings to be fully appreciated and understood for its satire.‐ Ozus' World Movie Reviews
Read More | Posted Nov 21, 2018
B- 47% Dr. Who and the Daleks (1965) A film not only for children but for adults who are undemanding.‐ Ozus' World Movie Reviews
Read More | Posted Nov 20, 2018
B- 80% Never Look Away (2018) Overly melodramatic.‐ Ozus' World Movie Reviews
Read More | Posted Nov 20, 2018
B 79% 22 July (2018) A hard-hitting docudrama about the July 22, 2011 mass shooting in Norway.‐ Ozus' World Movie Reviews
Read More | Posted Nov 19, 2018
B 100% On Her Shoulders (2018) The terrifying story of the strong-willed Nadia Murad, a 23-year-old Yazidi genocide and ISIS sexual slavery survivor.‐ Ozus' World Movie Reviews
Read More | Posted Nov 18, 2018
B- 89% A Private War (2018) Engaging real-life war drama.‐ Ozus' World Movie Reviews
Read More | Posted Nov 17, 2018
A- 85% Becoming Cary Grant (2017) The revealing film takes us on a penetrating inner trip of the star and his turmoil about who he really is.‐ Ozus' World Movie Reviews
Read More | Posted Nov 16, 2018
C+ 39% Zombie Strippers (2008) More dead than undead.‐ Ozus' World Movie Reviews
Read More | Posted Nov 15, 2018
B+ 90% Widows (2018) A crowd-pleasing violent urban heist drama that features tough women.‐ Ozus' World Movie Reviews
Read More | Posted Nov 14, 2018
B- 94% Private Life (2018) Despite its flaws it's a masterfully acted and a smart indie adult film, a mature comedy that rarely gets made anymore by the business-minded big studios.‐ Ozus' World Movie Reviews
Read More | Posted Nov 13, 2018
B- 81% Overlord (2018) Gory escapist war film.‐ Ozus' World Movie Reviews
Read More | Posted Nov 12, 2018
A 96% Roma (2018) The brilliant film chronicles a middle-class family in the 1970s.‐ Ozus' World Movie Reviews
Read More | Posted Nov 11, 2018
A- 99% Shoplifters (Manbiki kazoku) (2018) A heartfelt socially- conscious Naruse-like gentle family drama by the talented humanist Japanese filmmaker Hirokazu Koreeda.‐ Ozus' World Movie Reviews
Read More | Posted Nov 10, 2018
B- 84% Under the Tree (Undir trénu) (2018) A well-made but too nasty for my taste Icelandic black comedy about a festering feud between neighbors over a tree.‐ Ozus' World Movie Reviews
Read More | Posted Nov 9, 2018
B 70% Beauty and the Dogs (Aala Kaf Ifrit) (2018) The police are viewed as the Dogs of the title.‐ Ozus' World Movie Reviews
Read More | Posted Nov 8, 2018
A 94% Burning (Beoning) (2018) A slow-burn masterful adaptation by South Korean writer-director Chang-dong Lee.‐ Ozus' World Movie Reviews
Read More | Posted Nov 7, 2018
B- 65% The New Romantic (2018) This Canadian Nora Ephron-like rom-com aspires to explore the meaning of love but misses the target because it's not on point about carrying through on its cynicism.‐ Ozus' World Movie Reviews
Read More | Posted Nov 6, 2018
B- 88% What They Had (2018) I felt I did my due diligence to plow through it once, but would not see it again for all the free buttered popcorn in the world.‐ Ozus' World Movie Reviews
Read More | Posted Nov 5, 2018
B- 89% Backcountry (2015) Enticing wilderness survival thriller.‐ Ozus' World Movie Reviews
Read More | Posted Nov 4, 2018
A 93% Searching for Ingmar Bergman (Ingmar Bergman - Vermächtnis eines Jahrhundertgenies) (2018) A well-deserved love letter to master iconoclastic Swedish director Ingmar Bergman.‐ Ozus' World Movie Reviews
Read More | Posted Nov 3, 2018
B 90% The Citizen (Az Allampolgar) (2018) Examines immigration from a humanistic point of view.‐ Ozus' World Movie Reviews
Read More | Posted Nov 2, 2018
B No Score Yet Bonehill Road (2017) Gory but suspenseful low-budget cultist indie lycan horror film.‐ Ozus' World Movie Reviews
Read More | Posted Nov 1, 2018