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Ethan Alter

Ethan Alter

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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
56% Paper Towns (2015) "Despite likeable performances by the young cast and some resonant moments, this gauzy teen drama is, sadly, paper-thin. " ‐ Film Journal International
Posted Jul 23, 2015
17% Pixels (2015) "For anyone over the age of 10, this videogame-derived disaster movie will just be a disaster. " ‐ Film Journal International
Posted Jul 22, 2015
85% Trainwreck (2015) "The heavily hyped marriage between Amy Schumer and Judd Apatow doesn't always result in comedy bliss, but it does frequently provide the gift of belly laughs. " ‐ Film Journal International
Posted Jul 14, 2015
81% Ant-Man (2015) "The narrative is leaden and lumpy in a way that suggests prolonged script-tinkering. " ‐ Film Journal International
Posted Jul 13, 2015
95% Amy (2015) "What lasting resonance Amy does achieve has less to do with the story that Kapadia assembles and more with the real-life moments he uses as building blocks. " ‐ Film Journal International
Posted Jul 1, 2015
46% Ted 2 (2015) "A movie that seems to have been made out of obligation rather than desire. " ‐ Film Journal International
Posted Jun 25, 2015
No Score Yet ABCD 2 (2015) "Like the franchise it's clearly inspired by-the Step Up series-ABCD 2 tricks out simple messages with spectacular dance sequences. " ‐ Film Journal International
Posted Jun 18, 2015
No Score Yet Redeemer (2015) "Offers solid fight sequences, but little else. " ‐ Film Journal International
Posted Jun 11, 2015
72% The Nightmare (2015) "The Nightmare probes its participants' minds without finding anything particularly revealing or, ultimately, that frightening. " ‐ Film Journal International
Posted Jun 4, 2015
50% Tomorrowland (2015) "Tomorrowland has the ragged, jagged feel of a tale that was reworked countless times on the page, during production and in the editing room. " ‐ Film Journal International
Posted May 20, 2015
66% Dark Star: HR Giger's World (2015) "It's questionable whether Dark Star will create new fans of Giger's work, but for his admirers it at least provides a small window into his everyday world. " ‐ Film Journal International
Posted May 14, 2015
86% Piku (2015) "A father and daughter hit the road to repair their relationship, but end up trying the audience's patience. " ‐ Film Journal International
Posted May 8, 2015
10% Just Before I Go (2015) "Cox must have seen something in this screenplay that encouraged her to film it, but whatever that critical element was, it's not apparent in the finished product. " ‐ Film Journal International
Posted May 6, 2015
57% Maggie (2015) "Thoughtful but uneven attempt to recast a traditional zombie narrative as an Abraham and Isaac metaphor. " ‐ Film Journal International
Posted May 5, 2015
44% Maya The Bee Movie (2015) "The film achieves a level of proficient mediocrity early on and hovers there for the rest of its slender running time. " ‐ Film Journal International
Posted Apr 30, 2015
61% Unfriended (2015) "Unfriended proves that you absolutely can make a movie that unfolds entirely on a computer. The question it doesn't answer is why you'd want to. " ‐ Film Journal International
Posted Apr 16, 2015
93% Ex Machina (2015) "Beautifully crafted, but empty at its core. " ‐ Film Journal International
Posted Apr 6, 2015
29% Get Hard (2015) "Will Ferrell and Kevin Hart join forces for a fitfully amusing but problematically conceived modern-day version of Trading Places. " ‐ Film Journal International
Posted Mar 26, 2015
29% Insurgent (2015) " The lack of any memorable story elements or overall narrative drive might not be so pronounced if this post-apocalyptic future were even halfway interesting. " ‐ NYC Film Critic
Posted Mar 20, 2015
28% Tracers (2015) "Tracers gifts the world with the mash-up of Oliver Twist and parkour that it never knew it needed, and will justifiably ignore. " ‐ Film Journal International
Posted Mar 18, 2015
0% The Walking Deceased (2015) "So deprived of laughs (not to mention brains), it makes Meet the Spartans and Vampires Suck look like Airplane! or Hot Shots. " ‐ Film Journal International
Posted Mar 18, 2015
93% The Hunting Ground (2015) " The Hunting Ground directly and, at times, bluntly argues its case, appealing directly to the audiences' sense of moral outrage. " ‐ NYC Film Critic
Posted Mar 13, 2015
94% The Wrecking Crew (2015) "The musicians' memories, coupled with the murderers' row of killer tunes that play on the soundtrack, carry you along and recreate a period in the music industry that's long since vanished. " ‐ NYC Film Critic
Posted Mar 13, 2015
83% Cinderella (2015) " For a movie that has no reason to exist beyond maximizing Disney's back catalogue, Kenneth Branagh's live action Cinderella is an entirely enjoyable piece of fairy tale theater. " ‐ NYC Film Critic
Posted Mar 13, 2015
97% It Follows (2015) "There are ordinary homages and then there are high-quality cinematic mix tapes like It Follows. " ‐ Film Journal International
Posted Mar 12, 2015
55% Road Hard (2015) "Comedy plus tragedy equals boredom in Adam Carolla's crowdfunded star vehicle. " ‐ Film Journal International
Posted Mar 5, 2015
85% Kung Fu Elliot (2015) "To borrow a lesson from Stephen Colbert, instead of accepting Kung Fu Elliot as truth, you might be better off approaching it as an illustration of "truthiness." " ‐ Film Journal International
Posted Feb 20, 2015
14% Hot Tub Time Machine 2 (2015) "Only fans of the first movie will want to make time for this occasionally inspired, mostly tedious follow-up. " ‐ Film Journal International
Posted Feb 19, 2015
36% Hits (2015) "Flat and formless in execution. " ‐ Film Journal International
Posted Feb 13, 2015
26% Jupiter Ascending (2015) "Jupiter Ascending routinely seems flummoxed by its own mythology and characters. " ‐ Film Journal International
Posted Feb 5, 2015
80% The SpongeBob Movie: Sponge Out of Water (2015) "Although moments of playful wit abound throughout, Sponge Out of Water is often so nosily frenetic, it verges on being assaultive. " ‐ Film Journal International
Posted Feb 4, 2015
69% Backstreet Boys: Show 'Em What You're Made Of (2015) "A boldly, baldly opportunistic attempt to aid in the group's return to mainstream relevance. " ‐ Film Journal International
Posted Jan 29, 2015
16% Strange Magic (2015) "Strange Magic is an effective argument against the predominance of computer animation as the current industry standard. " ‐ Film Journal International
Posted Jan 22, 2015
35% Song One (2015) "A glum, pedestrian attempt at a "real world" musical that ultimately feels as artificial as a ritzy Broadway show. " ‐ Film Journal International
Posted Jan 21, 2015
28% The Wedding Ringer (2015) "Hart himself is his usual affable, amusing self, but if he's set on becoming a comic actor-as opposed to a pure comic-he has to start prioritizing the scripts over the jokes. " ‐ Film Journal International
Posted Jan 16, 2015
4% Vice (2015) "Seriously, if a movie ever deserved a "Buyer Beware" rating, it's Vice-the mash-up of Westworld and Blade Runner that nobody wanted or needed. " ‐ Film Journal International
Posted Jan 15, 2015
53% Little Accidents (2015) "Little Accidents strikes the mournful tone of grand tragedy, but the dramatic notes fall flat. " ‐ Film Journal International
Posted Jan 14, 2015
78% La última película (2015) "Película starts to feel repetitious and hermetically sealed, a prolonged joke that's unsustainable precisely because it's targeted at such an ultra-specific audience. " ‐ Film Journal International
Posted Jan 8, 2015
21% The Woman in Black 2 Angel of Death (2015) "It's the filmmakers' own lack of imagination that will likely doom this would-be franchise to an early grave. " ‐ Film Journal International
Posted Dec 31, 2014
51% Unbroken (2014) "Jolie has clearly demonstrated she has the chops to shoot a good movie; her next challenge is to make a personal one. " ‐ Film Journal International
Posted Dec 23, 2014
99% Selma (2015) "An impassioned lead performance and timely parallels to contemporary social issues enliven and elevate this otherwise somewhat routine biopic. " ‐ Film Journal International
Posted Dec 22, 2014
60% The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies (2014) "Up until now, Jackson's movies have fired up my imagination -- this one seems intent on shutting it down. " ‐ NYC Film Critic
Posted Dec 18, 2014
74% Inherent Vice (2015) "Inherent Vice is confounding, challenging and consistently unique. " ‐ Film Journal International
Posted Dec 4, 2014
91% The Kingdom of Dreams and Madness (2014) "The director's striking choice not to showcase sequences from Miyazaki's filmography underlines her subject's general disinterest in being deified as an icon. " ‐ Film Journal International
Posted Nov 26, 2014
41% V/H/S: Viral (2014) "The majority of the films possess premises that are about as interesting as the execution...which is to say, not very. " ‐ Film Journal International
Posted Nov 19, 2014
25% Wolves (2014) "[Wolves] is a bland bore, with few memorable character wrinkles or filmmaking flourishes to offset its cheap production values and second-rate story. " ‐ Film Journal International
Posted Nov 11, 2014
89% Big Hero 6 (2014) "Fueled by a knowing sense of humor and an eye for colorful spectacle, Big Hero 6 is fine, if sometimes too frenetic, family entertainment " ‐ Film Journal International
Posted Nov 5, 2014
95% National Gallery (2014) "[National Gallery] acknowledges the timelessness of great art while also outlining the hard work and harder choices required to make that timelessness possible. " ‐ Film Journal International
Posted Nov 5, 2014
35% The ABCs of Death (2013) " If The ABCs of Death 2 seems like a slight improvement over its predecessor, that's simply due to the fact that it achieves a more consistent level of mediocrity. " ‐ Film Journal International
Posted Oct 30, 2014
7% Ouija (2014) "One of the laziest, least frightening mainstream horror movies in recent memory. " ‐ Film Journal International
Posted Oct 23, 2014
41% Young Ones (2014) "So despite all that ambition and craft on display, why does the movie feel like such a stiff? That's largely because Paltrow's attention is so focused on big-picture details he takes his eyes off what's happening in the foreground with his characters. " ‐ Film Journal International
Posted Oct 16, 2014
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