Adam Keleman

Adam Keleman

Agrees with the Tomatometer 77% of the time.

Publications:
Globe and Mail , Slant Magazine
Total Reviews:
51

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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Add Date
4/4 100% Friday Night Lights: Season 3 (TV, 2008-2009) " Not since HBO's The Wire has a show juggled so many conflicting and diverse issues like race, money, and class with such staggering insight. " — Slant Magazine
Posted Feb 4, 2014
—— Ten Winters (Dieci Inverni) House Next Door
Posted Apr 22, 2011
—— Earth Made Of Glass House Next Door
Posted Apr 22, 2011
34% Every Day (2011) House Next Door
Posted Apr 22, 2011
95% The Arbor (2011) House Next Door
Posted Apr 22, 2011
38% Tyler Perry's Madea's Big Happy Family (2011) House Next Door
Posted Apr 22, 2011
82% The Disappearance of Alice Creed (2010) House Next Door
Posted Apr 22, 2011
—— Lo spazio bianco (White Space) (2009) House Next Door
Posted Apr 22, 2011
—— Dazzle (2006) House Next Door
Posted Apr 22, 2011
1/4 57% Bran Nue Dae (2010) " Trite, silly, and grating are all apt words to describe the cinematic buffoonery of Rachel Perkin's Bran Nue Dae, a flimsy excuse for a nostalgic musical that shoots for playful satire but ultimately proves staggeringly impotent. " — Slant Magazine
Posted Sep 13, 2010
1.5/4 56% Calvin Marshall (2010) " Director Gary Lundgren's Calvin Marshall eventually falls flat in its heavy-handed efforts to score an emotional homerun." — Slant Magazine
Posted Aug 30, 2010
2/4 40% Middle Men (2010) " Pretty much proffers everything you can want in a film based on the upstart company that brought porn to a computer screen near you. " — Slant Magazine
Posted Aug 11, 2010
2/4 71% The Parking Lot Movie (2010) " What's missing from the film is a real feel-the quiet moments of daily conduct-for the parking lot itself and its inhabitants." — Slant Magazine
Posted Aug 3, 2010
1.5/4 70% Ramona and Beezus (2010) " At over 100 minutes, Ramona and Beezus is a hefty cinematic effort to get through, especially considering how audience-surveyed and clichéd the film proves" — Slant Magazine
Posted Jul 28, 2010
2/4 20% Red Alert: The War Within (2010) " Red Alert overtly hammers away ideas about corrupt bureaucracy squashing the little man." — Slant Magazine
Posted Jul 8, 2010
1.5/4 62% Raavanan (Villain) (2010) " Somewhat succeeding as a specimen of pulpy, viscerally lavishing moviemaking, but largely weighed down by overly sentimental subplots, mostly thin characters, and an aural onslaught of a score." — Slant Magazine
Posted Jun 17, 2010
3/4 100% Racing Dreams (2010) " Curry has expertly stitched together a 90-minute triumph in crowd-pleasing, wholesome entertainment." — Slant Magazine
Posted Jun 7, 2010
2.5/4 0% Raajneeti (2010) " The partly stiff-acting and tear-inducing reveals shroud the film's more earnest efforts at dissecting the bureaucratic, back-alley dealings." — Slant Magazine
Posted Jun 3, 2010
3.5/4 100% Party Down: Season 2 (TV, 2010) " Party Down is a hilarious tribute to the broken-down yet ever-striving characters that sit on the Hollywood sidelines. " — Slant Magazine
Posted Apr 23, 2010
2.5/4 40% Don McKay (2010) " Jake Goldberger has lassoed a great cast to ham it up in this comical homage to Billy Wilder's classic noirs Double Indemnity and Sunset Boulevard." — Slant Magazine
Posted Mar 29, 2010
3.5/4 98% How to Train Your Dragon (2010) " Dragon's tolerant heart brings back new life to the otherwise stale DreamWorks animation department." — Slant Magazine
Posted Mar 26, 2010
2/4 59% Parenthood: Season 1 (TV, 2010) " It remains to be seen whether Parenthood will be NBC's potential saving grace in their otherwise deflated and presently nonexistent 10 p.m. drama lineup. " — Slant Magazine
Posted Mar 2, 2010
65% How to Make It in America: Season 1 (TV, 2010) " As a portrait of struggling Manhattanites, How to Make It effectively hones in on that hope-filled effervescence historically associated with the idealized American dream. " — Slant Magazine
Posted Feb 14, 2010
1.5/4 12% Did You Hear About the Morgans? (2009) " A somewhat amusing yet trite example of the modern-day screwball comedy." — Slant Magazine
Posted Dec 17, 2009
2/4 21% Planet 51 (2009) " The film fails at creating characters with credible emotional textures, a task easily, and vividly, demonstrated by Pixar time and time again." — Slant Magazine
Posted Nov 19, 2009
1.5/4 64% Dare (2009) " Dare is substandard fare by all accounts, plucking its characters from past (and better) teen-angst films." — Slant Magazine
Posted Nov 11, 2009
2.5/4 49% Astro Boy (AstroBoy) (2009) " Astro Boy succeeds at creating a complex world filled with second-class robots and sometimes careless, greedy humans, providing food for thought and animated thrills for adults and kids alike." — Slant Magazine
Posted Oct 22, 2009
2/4 71% The Boys Are Back (2009) " Despite buoyant performances from its cast and an excellent score by Sigur Rós, cloying sentimentality is in heavy supply throughout Scott Hick's adaptation of Simon Carr's memoir." — Slant Magazine
Posted Sep 24, 2009
2/4 62% Bored to Death: Season 1 (TV, 2009) " In its current attempt to capture the meandering lifestyle and mindset of thirtysomething losers, Bored squanders its noir framework and aesthetic prospects, consequently inducing yawns. " — Slant Magazine
Posted Sep 20, 2009
1/4 16% Love Happens (2009) " Eckhart operates on cruise control, but the performance can't be helped as the screenplay is insincere and the overall tone of the film is inconsistent." — Slant Magazine
Posted Sep 18, 2009
3/4 87% Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs (2009) " Now a 3D animated film, adapted to the screen by Phil Lord and Chris Miller, Cloudy looks to work similar magic on a new generation." — Slant Magazine
Posted Sep 16, 2009
3/4 —— Marina of the Zabbaleen (2009) " The principal strength of Wassef's debut is its delicate, revealing look at Marina's life." — Slant Magazine
Posted Sep 12, 2009
1.5/4 15% The Other Man (2008) " The film is filled with good-on-paper moments that build up and slowly tighten like a knot but usually end in a whimper." — Slant Magazine
Posted Sep 10, 2009
2.5/4 61% Died Young, Stayed Pretty (2009) " From an outsider's perspective, Died Young is thorough, diving into minor, specific details like the silkscreen process used by many of the artists." — Slant Magazine
Posted Aug 21, 2009
3/4 76% Five Minutes of Heaven (2009) " Spread out over 33 years and framed almost entirely in three crucial, tension-filled scenes, Oliver Hirschbiegel's Five Minutes of Heaven dissects the intersection of two men's lives in the aftermath of wartime and sectarian conflict." — Slant Magazine
Posted Aug 21, 2009
1.5/4 27% The Goods: Live Hard, Sell Hard (2009) " A mean-spirited nightmare of throwaway gags." — Slant Magazine
Posted Aug 13, 2009
2.5/4 —— Smile 'Til It Hurts: The Up with People Story (2009) " The film is as insubstantial and irrelevant as the group itself, providing no probing insight into its ultimate purpose and function, or how they managed to survive all these years." — Slant Magazine
Posted Aug 4, 2009
3.5/4 94% In the Loop (2009) " Armando Iannucci's debut feature In The Loop carries on the staggering comedic traditions of its source material, his critically embraced BBC series The Thick of It, hardly ever missing a step." — Slant Magazine
Posted Jul 13, 2009
3/4 87% True Blood: Season 2 (TV, 2009) " Ball has brushed up on his Buffy reruns, opening up the show's universe to far more devilish creatures and ideas, and it seems the further he steps away from the vamps, the closer he gets to the beating heart of the human. " — Slant Magazine
Posted Jun 14, 2009
3/4 —— Shadow Billionaire (2009) " A vivid tale of deceitful, sexual obsession." — Slant Magazine
Posted Jun 10, 2009
2.5/4 —— Dazzle (Oogverblindend) " Dazzle reveals the crack in the walls of humanity, delicately reflecting upon man's inability to survive when emotional burden becomes too much to handle." — Slant Magazine
Posted Jun 10, 2009
2.5/4 95% Nurse Jackie: Season 1 (TV, 2009) " Struggles to strike a consistent tone, switching between the more issues-based, authentic medical drama of shows like the BBC's Bodies and the more flighty episodic comedy of Scrubs. Fortunately, Falco is spot on. " — Slant Magazine
Posted Jun 8, 2009
3/4 77% The Garden (2008) " The documentary digs deep into the racial and monetary problems of a tumultuous, melting-pot community." — Slant Magazine
Posted May 8, 2009
17% Stay Cool (2011) " This is thoroughly a family affair, but with the Polish brothers' upcoming film Manure just around the corner, Stay Cool feels a bit rushed, suggesting nothing more than an homage to Pretty in Pink or Some Kind of Wonderful." — Slant Magazine
Posted May 3, 2009
3/4 71% An Englishman in New York (2009) " This fresh look at the gay culture and its desired goals establishes profound insight into what it means to be a true-to-spirit man these days, no matter if he happens to wear a little lipstick and maybe a scarf or two." — Slant Magazine
Posted May 3, 2009
2.5/4 57% Parks and Recreation: Season 1 (TV, 2009) " Jarring, awkward humor. It's now just a waiting game to see if this patchy episodic specimen can gradually move past its Office-inspired roots and trudge toward developing its own individual, winning skin. " — Slant Magazine
Posted Apr 9, 2009
1/4 17% Bob Funk (2009) " Playing the misogynistic, bar-hopping, impulsive, titular irritant, Campbell's thespy histrionics come off as truly labored." — Slant Magazine
Posted Mar 17, 2009
.5/4 0% Echelon Conspiracy (2009) " Simply a case of we've-seen-this-before-and-better (at least Sandra Bullock's The Net had camp value), Conspiracy flimsily masquerades as a ticking bomb but is ultimately sans heart-pounding jolts." — Slant Magazine
Posted Mar 13, 2009
2.5/4 67% Alexander the Last (2009) " Part of that restless, productive team of mumblecore savants, Swanberg allows his actors to do what they do best: act." — Slant Magazine
Posted Mar 12, 2009
2/4 59% Phoebe in Wonderland (2009) " The taxing whimsy of Phoebe in Wonderland proves more grating than poignantly escapist." — Slant Magazine
Posted Mar 6, 2009
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