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Reviews written by G.S. Perno

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G.S. Perno   December 10, 2018
Overall rating 
 
4.8
Entertainment Value 
 
4.0
Story/Writing 
 
5.0
Performance (Acting) 
 
5.0
Direction 
 
5.0
Production 
 
5.0

Vicious historical farce isn't for the faint of heart.

What's Good: Great performance by a great cast, technically compelling direction, lavish production, biting dialogue, witty presentation, perfect balance between comedy and tragedy, unbalanced delivery makes for a challenging picture...

G.S. Perno   December 03, 2018
Overall rating 
 
3.2
Entertainment Value 
 
3.0
Story/Writing 
 
3.0
Performance (Acting) 
 
3.5
Direction 
 
3.5
Production 
 
3.0

Another movie to make you feel sorry for the current state of politics.

What's Good: Solid if not spectacular performances, interesting story derived from actual events, production really helps transport you to the 1980's, film provides different perspectives on a singular event, draws...

Movies
G.S. Perno   November 25, 2018
Overall rating 
 
4.2
Entertainment Value 
 
3.5
Story/Writing 
 
4.5
Performance (Acting) 
 
4.5
Direction 
 
4.5
Production 
 
4.0

The more sophisticated heist movie.

What's Good: Impeccable direction by Steve McQueen, twisty Hitchcock-like plot leaves lots to analyze, powerful performances from three leading ladies, great supporting cast, emotionally mature subject matter makes an impact,...

G.S. Perno   November 04, 2018
Overall rating 
 
2.6
Entertainment Value 
 
3.0
Story/Writing 
 
2.0
Performance (Acting) 
 
3.5
Direction 
 
2.0
Production 
 
2.5

An excessively underwhelming remake

What's Good: During the dance scenes everything is alright - it's artistic, haunting, and creative, well-rounded cast provide excellent performances, more than a few nods to the original film, interesting...

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G.S. Perno   October 12, 2018
Overall rating 
 
3.8
Entertainment Value 
 
3.5
Story/Writing 
 
3.5
Performance (Acting) 
 
4.0
Direction 
 
3.5
Production 
 
4.5

Focus on the human side of one of the greatest scientific achievements of all time.

What’s Good: Inspirational and interesting story, exciting retelling of history in a more personal manner than most, great cast, strong direction, powerful score and sound, detailed production. ...

G.S. Perno   September 21, 2018
Overall rating 
 
2.9
Entertainment Value 
 
3.0
Story/Writing 
 
2.5
Performance (Acting) 
 
3.0
Direction 
 
2.5
Production 
 
3.5

Well rounded, but not polished, spastic fantasy for the whole family

What's Good: Jack Black is Jack Black, the script can be funny at times, inspired production, interesting and meaningful story, Eli Roth knows horror, fun for all ages. ...

G.S. Perno   July 28, 2018
Overall rating 
 
4.7
Entertainment Value 
 
5.0
Story/Writing 
 
5.0
Performance (Acting) 
 
4.5
Direction 
 
4.5
Production 
 
4.5

Mission accomplished

What's Good: Chocked full of adrenaline-pumping high-octane stunt-filled action sequences, Tom Cruise continues to impress as an action star, the rest of the cast is also up to task, more...

G.S. Perno   July 02, 2018
Overall rating 
 
3.1
Entertainment Value 
 
3.5
Story/Writing 
 
2.0
Performance (Acting) 
 
3.5
Direction 
 
3.0
Production 
 
3.5

Despite some struggles, this unnecessary sequel does find its footing.

What's Good: Gritty and violent action, solid production values, great acting, story eventually becomes intriguing, competent direction, fitting score, great ending. What's Bad: Insensitive writing,...

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G.S. Perno   June 04, 2018
Overall rating 
 
3.9
Entertainment Value 
 
4.5
Story/Writing 
 
4.0
Performance (Acting) 
 
3.5
Direction 
 
4.0
Production 
 
3.5

A Science Fiction Thriller More Vicious Than Most

What’s Good: Creative filmmaking brings tons of thrills and plenty of attitude, director is able to bridge the gap between horror and science fiction, constantly evolving plot full of...

G.S. Perno   March 31, 2018
Overall rating 
 
3.5
Entertainment Value 
 
4.5
Story/Writing 
 
3.5
Performance (Acting) 
 
3.0
Direction 
 
3.0
Production 
 
3.5

The Nostalgia blockbuster, for every connotation of both words.

What's Good: Fast paced, interesting premise, quality production, entertaining story, Spielberg is solid as director, immense re-watchability due to the shear number of pop cultural references depicted. ...

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