John Cribbs

Everybody on here seems to be watching much classier movies than I am.

Favorite films

  • Reilly: Ace of Spies
  • Hunt for the Wilderpeople
  • In the Mouth of Madness
  • My Brilliant Career

Recent activity

  • Perfect Strangers

  • L.A. Crackdown

  • Sirens

  • Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse

Recent reviews

  • Omen IV: The Awakening

    Omen IV: The Awakening

    This review may contain spoilers. I can handle the truth.

    This film came out a year after PROBLEM CHILD, and owes more to that film than the original OMEN trilogy, which so thoroughly dropped the ball with its conclusion they let this one call itself Part 4 and even use Jerry Goldsmith's "Ave Satani." Bereft of the conspiring cabal who protected her father Damien until late in the movie, Delia (a very good Asia Vieira*) is largely on her own to wreak psychological vengeance on school bullies, dispatch suspicious nannies…

  • The Menu

    The Menu

    This review may contain spoilers. I can handle the truth.

    I'd have given the movie five stars if we could have seen Anya Taylor-Joy just house that entire burger.

Popular reviews

  • Candyman


    This review may contain spoilers. I can handle the truth.

    Half Jordan Peele thesis paper, half mess.

    I know we're supposed to call this "Nia DaCosta's CANDYMAN," but it shares with Peele's other movies a social statement that's somehow both glaringly obvious and fundamentally incoherent. The movie can't resist connecting #SayHisName to the basic concept of naming the hook-handed mirror ghost to bring him forward, but who is this version of the monster supposed to be punishing? Cops? Teenagers who take selfies? Successful black couples who try to pretend they…

  • Hotel Room

    Hotel Room

    Early 90's American auteurs were obsessed with hotels and bellhops, as evidenced by BARTON FINK, MYSTERY TRAIN and the collective group of indie darlings who came together to create FOUR ROOMS (interesting fact: Steve Buscemi turned down the part of the bellboy in that one, not wanting to essentially reprise his role from FINK). Lynch wasn't about to be left in the lurch, producing his own hotel-based anthology film as a television project: three stories, all set in the same…