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Alison Willmore

Alison Willmore

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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
95% The Birth of a Nation "Turner deserves this treatment; he deserves a film that doesn't soften the era or apologize in any way for his anger; and he deserves a salute for making it happen. " ‐ BuzzFeed
Posted Jan 28, 2016
94% Manchester by the Sea "The finest possible incarnation of the sort of starry, delicate drama that is a festival standard. " ‐ BuzzFeed
Posted Jan 28, 2016
90% Christine "Christine is excruciating, by design and in its very concept. " ‐ BuzzFeed
Posted Jan 28, 2016
100% Kate Plays Christine "Kate Plays Christine is an exercise about storytelling, but it's also one about empathy and turning someone's life into a statement. " ‐ BuzzFeed
Posted Jan 28, 2016
75% The Hateful Eight (2015) "A deeply conflicting version of fun. " ‐ BuzzFeed
Posted Jan 22, 2016
60% Joy (2015) "A movie that doesn't just do a disservice to its subject and its lead, but to the women it attempts to speak for. " ‐ BuzzFeed
Posted Dec 23, 2015
43% In the Heart of the Sea (2015) "The vintage grotesquerie of the regular old whaling process turns out to be more disturbing than the dark adventures that are In the Heart of the Sea's reason for being. " ‐ BuzzFeed
Posted Dec 16, 2015
82% The Revenant (2015) "The Revenant is so prettily constructed that it's painful to admit how ridiculous it actually is. " ‐ BuzzFeed
Posted Dec 16, 2015
88% The Big Short (2015) "Its excellent intentions are only undermined by how boring it really believes its subject matter to be. " ‐ BuzzFeed
Posted Dec 16, 2015
92% Star Wars: Episode VII - The Force Awakens (2015) "It's not just a comment on Disney's inescapable marketing barrage, but a sincerely intended complement that the fresh-faced heroes and antiheroes The Force Awakens introduces feels like future friends you've heard a lot about but are only just meeting. " ‐ BuzzFeed
Posted Dec 16, 2015
80% Sanjay's Super Team "Sanjay's Super Team feels like it's in a league of its own. " ‐ BuzzFeed
Posted Dec 9, 2015
96% Mustang (2015) "Mustang offers some nearly surreal looks into a culture fixated on virginity and women as spoilable objects. " ‐ BuzzFeed
Posted Dec 4, 2015
87% Mediterranea (2015) "It's a slow-burn study in feeling powerless and unwelcome, anchored by Seihon's performance as a man patient and adept at sussing out and adapting to what others need until he just can't do it any longer. " ‐ BuzzFeed
Posted Dec 4, 2015
91% James White (2015) "It's Abbott who's the revelation, showing off all sorts of previously unseen leading-man potential. " ‐ BuzzFeed
Posted Dec 4, 2015
98% Heart of a Dog (2015) "Heart of a Dog is a unique, indescribable beast, Anderson narrating over a collage of 8mm home video, iPhone footage, canine-level camera, and animation. If it sometimes wanders a little far afield, it snaps back quickly with some sharp observations. " ‐ BuzzFeed
Posted Dec 4, 2015
93% Breathe (2015) " Breathe is a deftly observed look at teen power games and how closeness can turn to animosity in one miserable night out. " ‐ BuzzFeed
Posted Dec 4, 2015
94% Best Of Enemies (2015) "This doc about the 10-night series, directed by Robert Gordon and Morgan Neville (who won an Oscar last year for Twenty Feet From Stardom), provides an entertaining and, ultimately, depressing peek into TV at a pivotal moment. " ‐ BuzzFeed
Posted Dec 4, 2015
82% Chi-Raq (2015) "[Lee has] been better at lobbing fireballs than aiming them. " ‐ BuzzFeed
Posted Dec 4, 2015
77% The Good Dinosaur (2015) "If The Good Dinosaur falls low in the rankings of the company's now 16 titles, it is still leagues finer than the flurry of frenetic colors and screwball pacing of the standard children's animated movie. " ‐ BuzzFeed
Posted Dec 3, 2015
94% Creed (2015) "Creed understands the value of formulas and of archetypes, but more importantly, it knows how to push off them to find the unexpected. It feels familiar, as it should, but it is also, in its own right, electrifying. " ‐ BuzzFeed
Posted Nov 24, 2015
67% The Night Before (2015) "The Night Before is a raucous comedy with a sweet soul that's tremendously uneven... But there's a mournful poignance to its depiction of long-term friendship that comes from how its tensions about maturity have been internalized. " ‐ BuzzFeed
Posted Nov 19, 2015
31% By The Sea (2015) "Jolie might have a good film in her yet, should she be able to relinquish the unnecessary yearning to be taken seriously that's weighed everything she's made so far down. " ‐ BuzzFeed
Posted Nov 13, 2015
85% Our Little Sister (Umimachi Diary) (Umi-gai Diary) "Offering up their hard-won home and refusing to let Suzu be saddled with her parents' baggage, grows more and more breathtaking in retrospect, a quiet act of grace and love that the film provides just the right showcase for. " ‐ BuzzFeed
Posted Nov 10, 2015
30% The Longest Ride (2015) "The Longest Ride is a weak sauce addition to the Sparks empire, a little better than last year's The Best of Me, but miles below uber-Sparks work The Notebook. " ‐ BuzzFeed
Posted Nov 10, 2015
62% Unfriended (2015) "It's a premise that seems ridiculous until you start to realize it might actually be brilliant, or at least charmingly clever. " ‐ BuzzFeed
Posted Nov 10, 2015
86% Far From the Madding Crowd (2015) "The movie places the swoonier love story aspects of Far From the Madding Crowd in the forefront, but it also, more interestingly, surfaces its coming-of-age qualities. " ‐ BuzzFeed
Posted Nov 10, 2015
65% Pitch Perfect 2 (2015) "The music is better and the comedy is worse. " ‐ BuzzFeed
Posted Nov 10, 2015
92% The Lobster (2016) "The dry wit and pervasively odd sensibility of The Lobster make it very worth cozying up to. " ‐ BuzzFeed
Posted Nov 10, 2015
92% Green Room (2016) "Green Room delivers hard-won jolts by actually treating its characters like flesh and blood humans who have no idea what they're doing, but who are figuring it out - after all, their lives depend on it. " ‐ BuzzFeed
Posted Nov 10, 2015
77% The Assassin (2015) "It's so lovely, from the brocade draped interiors to the mist moving over a landscape in the half light, like a series of confounding paintings placed end to end. " ‐ BuzzFeed
Posted Nov 10, 2015
93% Sicario (2015) "Gorgeously made, with a set piece taking place in tunnels underneath the border that conveys chaos without ever looking incoherent and a throbbing Jóhann Jóhannsson score that's the sound of very bad things on the horizon. " ‐ BuzzFeed
Posted Nov 10, 2015
21% Little Boy (2015) "The movie seems utterly and sincerely well-intentioned -- which is why what happens in it is so jaw-dropping. " ‐ BuzzFeed
Posted Nov 10, 2015
50% San Andreas (2015) "This movie didn't take much time escalating from realistic depiction of a disaster to giant, numbing CGI spectacle. " ‐ BuzzFeed
Posted Nov 10, 2015
93% Spy (2015) "She's no Mata Hari, and she may not get the guy (though she does get some) - but that doesn't mean she can't be a different sort of badass, the kind that's a reminder of McCarthy's range beyond just physical comedy. " ‐ BuzzFeed
Posted Nov 10, 2015
46% Ted 2 (2015) "Being awful is still no substitute for being funny - but Seth MacFarlane's talking teddy bear sequel does manage some laughs anyway. " ‐ BuzzFeed
Posted Nov 10, 2015
82% Eden (2015) "Paul describes a song he likes as existing "between euphoria and melancholia," which is the balance the movie he's in strikes as well, as interested in joy as it is in loss. Which may be the best thing these stories of not making it bring to the table. " ‐ BuzzFeed
Posted Nov 10, 2015
59% Felt (2015) "It's a reminder that while genre movies usually look toward violence, there's just as rich territory to be explored in what happens after it, in the marks it leaves that go beyond the physical. " ‐ BuzzFeed
Posted Nov 10, 2015
89% Fort Tilden (2015) "Fort Tilden is all the hipster satire you can handle, and maybe more. " ‐ BuzzFeed
Posted Nov 10, 2015
80% Ant-Man (2015) "No other Marvel installment has felt as weighed down by its obligations to the franchise. " ‐ BuzzFeed
Posted Nov 10, 2015
97% It Follows (2015) "It's a testament to how scary a movie It Follows is that for days after watching it, you walk around thinking up survival plans - should you hide, stay on the move forever, pass the haunting on to someone else? " ‐ BuzzFeed
Posted Nov 10, 2015
92% Ex Machina (2015) "Ex Machina is a disquieting power struggle waged in terms of human weaknesses, refracted through gender. " ‐ BuzzFeed
Posted Nov 10, 2015
100% Dheepan "Dheepan is still a warm, alarming, heartache-y watch, about three people united in fleeing one kind of danger for another. " ‐ BuzzFeed
Posted Nov 10, 2015
42% Love (2015) "Noé deserves credit for putting sex so boldly at the front and center of his new romance and depicting it as an essential part of love and life that's largely left off screen. " ‐ BuzzFeed
Posted Nov 10, 2015
17% Pixels (2015) "There are scenes in the surreally lazy, occasionally funny Pixels in which Sandler's face slips into the exact same weary, disgruntled expression he wears in Funny People. " ‐ BuzzFeed
Posted Nov 10, 2015
93% The Gift (2015) "The movie ends with a development that's a little too discordant with everything that's come before it, and with the slow shift of sympathy back and forth between the two men. " ‐ BuzzFeed
Posted Nov 10, 2015
43% American Ultra (2015) "It's a very August sort of movie, the kind that benefits from low, lax expectations. " ‐ BuzzFeed
Posted Nov 10, 2015
74% Where to Invade Next (2016) "It's a diluted, scattershot approach for a filmmaker for whom optimism may not actually be a good fit. " ‐ BuzzFeed
Posted Nov 10, 2015
83% Goodnight Mommy (2015) "The tension in Goodnight Mommy owes everything to our not knowing who to trust. Things don't always need to come rushing out of the darkness to be frightening. " ‐ BuzzFeed
Posted Nov 10, 2015
63% The Visit (2015) "The Visit is a pleasant surprise. " ‐ BuzzFeed
Posted Nov 10, 2015
96% Room (2015) "When everything's new, learning your previously limited world is in fact boundless is just another lesson to accept on the path to growing up. " ‐ BuzzFeed
Posted Nov 10, 2015
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