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Geoff Berkshire

Geoff Berkshire

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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
14% Condemned (2015) "It's hard to be charitable about Gesner's intentions while his contemptible characters are successively obliterated for cheap laughs. " ‐ Variety
Posted Nov 16, 2015
20% Jem and the Holograms (2015) "The film seems inexplicably embarrassed by its roots, instead serving up half-baked and self-consciously contemporary drama that no one in the sure-to-be minimal theatrical audience will remember quite so fondly some 30 years on. " ‐ Variety
Posted Oct 22, 2015
74% Goosebumps (2015) "Turns an endearing collection of silly spooky stories into a busy, noisy, soulless eyesore. " ‐ Variety
Posted Oct 5, 2015
33% The Green Inferno (2015) "A project that boasts all the appeal (and aroma) of a carcass rotting in the rainforest. " ‐ Variety
Posted Sep 27, 2015
24% Captive (2015) "True crime and Christian filmmaking collide with more subtlety than either genre is typically known for in "Captive." " ‐ Variety
Posted Sep 17, 2015
70% Hyena Road "Alternately detailed and derivative, thesp-filmmaker Paul Gross' third feature has a relatively offbeat point of view that only partially masks its formulaic characters and narrative twists. " ‐ Variety
Posted Sep 15, 2015
97% Being Evel (2015) "Even if Daniel Junge's documentary falls a bit short of its goal, it deserves points for trying. " ‐ Variety
Posted Aug 20, 2015
79% The Walking Dead: Season 3 Episode 10 "Taken as a whole, "Home" fits perfectly into the exceptional framework of Season 3. " ‐
Posted Jul 30, 2015
67% The Walking Dead: Season 3 Episode 9 "This was a more restrained, character-driven hour that dared to split the difference between the "slow" elements of Season 2 and the action-driven approach of Season 3. " ‐
Posted Jul 30, 2015
83% The Walking Dead: Season 3 Episode 11 "This week's The Walking Dead may not have pleased the adrenaline junkies in the fan base, but it delivered major thrills in the character department - including Andrea's long-awaited reunion with the group. " ‐
Posted Jul 30, 2015
83% The Walking Dead: Season 3 Episode 8 "Life is still miserable for the survivors, and that's good news for us as the action-packed hour demonstrated over and over again. " ‐
Posted Jul 30, 2015
100% The Walking Dead: Season 3 Episode 7 "Tonight's penultimate installment did quite a lot to raise the stakes and the tension for the inevitable showdown between Rick's crew and The Governor's small army. " ‐
Posted Jul 29, 2015
87% The Walking Dead: Season 3 Episode 6 "So far... the prison and Woodbury have remained separate but creatively equal storylines. Tonight is the beginning of those worlds colliding, and raises anticipation even more for the final two episodes of the season's first half. " ‐
Posted Jul 29, 2015
67% The Walking Dead: Season 3 Episode 14 "The effectiveness of "Prey" - arguably one of the most tense hours of The Walking Dead to date - probably depends on how invested you are in Andrea's fate. " ‐
Posted Jul 29, 2015
100% The Walking Dead: Season 3 Episode 5 "If anything, this hour proves that even the lower-key episodes this season are going to be full of great moments. " ‐
Posted Jul 29, 2015
81% The Walking Dead: Season 3 Episode 15 "It was the best installment since "Clear," and it may not be a coincidence that both were written by Season 4 showrunner Scott Gimple. " ‐
Posted Jul 29, 2015
86% The Walking Dead: Season 3 Episode 4 "Even if you didn't like Lori, The Walking Dead was daring you not to choke up in her final moments on the show. The circumstances of her death were as harrowing and horrifying as anything ever seen on series television. " ‐
Posted Jul 29, 2015
50% The Walking Dead: Season 3 Episode 16 "There was more than enough blood-splattered action to satisfy thrill seekers, but also enough substance for those looking for more than a live action video game. That's the spirit The Walking Dead needs to retain. " ‐
Posted Jul 29, 2015
100% The Walking Dead: Season 3 Episode 3 "There's a lot of information thrown at the audience in this episode, but it's consistently fun to watch. " ‐
Posted Jul 29, 2015
100% Two Step (2015) "A slow-burn thriller with rich Texas flavor, Two Step reps a promising feature debut for writer-director Alex R. Johnson. " ‐ Variety
Posted Jul 29, 2015
93% The Walking Dead: Season 3 Episode 2 "Lauren Cohan really nailed the bedside goodbye Maggie tearfully delivered to her comatose dad. " ‐
Posted Jul 28, 2015
100% The Walking Dead: Season 3 Episode 1 ""Seed" didn't betray the established tone or style -- this is still the gritty, quiet, mournful, cinematic series we've come to know over 19 episodes -- but it ramped up the action to a level beyond even last season's eventful finale. " ‐
Posted Jul 27, 2015
15% The Gallows (2015) "The Gallows isn't without a certain amount of atmosphere, it simply feels borrowed wholesale. That would matter less with a better script, but the four main characters are paper-thin even by genre norms. " ‐ Variety
Posted Jul 9, 2015
35% Max (2015) ""Max" isn't going to be a career high for any of its human participants, but the six canines playing Max ... aren't likely to find a better cinematic showcase any time soon. " ‐ Variety
Posted Jun 25, 2015
100% Butterfly Girl (2015) ""Butterfly Girl" opts for a celebration of life over a fear of death to ultimately devastating effect. " ‐ Variety
Posted Apr 16, 2015
32% Cut Bank (2015) "It's difficult to discern if the missteps here were inherent in Roberto Patino's script (which made the 2009 Black List) or arise from less-than-ideal execution of the material. " ‐ Variety
Posted Mar 30, 2015
95% The Second Mother (Que Horas Ela Volta?) (2015) "This is the sort of savvy, socially conscious crowdpleaser that occupies a rare middle ground between genteel and intellectual world cinema. " ‐ Variety
Posted Mar 23, 2015
50% Powers: Season 1 (TV, 2015) "Instead of gratuitous thrills, the creatives - also including Remi Aubuchon ("Caprica") and Michael Dinner ("Justified") - emphasize story, with enough twists and turns in each episode to keep the target audience hooked. " ‐ Variety
Posted Mar 12, 2015
14% The Lazarus Effect (2015) "Mark Duplass and Olivia Wilde struggle to breathe life into a recycled thriller about the horrors of reanimation. " ‐ Variety
Posted Feb 26, 2015
63% The Visit (2015) "Even if there's less chance the audience will burst out in fits of inappropriate chuckles, as was often the case in, say, "The Happening" or "Lady in the Water," Shyamalan still can't quite pull off the delicate tonal balance he's after. " ‐ Variety
Posted Feb 24, 2015
80% Hot Girls Wanted "An intimate and ultimately harrowing peek inside the world of amateur porn, "Hot Girls Wanted" will shock and outrage audiences in equal measure. " ‐ Variety
Posted Feb 13, 2015
100% Humpback Whales "Some animals were simply made for the bigscreen, as the subjects of "Humpback Whales" prove all too swimmingly. " ‐ Variety
Posted Feb 12, 2015
No Score Yet In Football We Trust "The pic becomes a reflection on the common experience of readjusting one's youthful dreams, rather than a triumphant charting of rarefied paths afforded to a chosen few. " ‐ Variety
Posted Feb 8, 2015
88% Fresh Dressed (2015) "A snazzy docu portrait of hip-hop's influence on the fashion world. " ‐ Variety
Posted Feb 6, 2015
75% The Hallow (The Woods) (2015) "It takes time for "The Hallow" to get rolling, but once it reaches a bang-up final act, genre fans could walk out clamoring for a sequel. " ‐ Variety
Posted Jan 31, 2015
19% Zipper (2015) "Tawdry but cripplingly self-serious ... " ‐ Variety
Posted Jan 28, 2015
67% Unexpected (2015) "Cobie Smulders and Gail Bean are sublime as expectant mothers in Kris Swanberg's breakout work. " ‐ Variety
Posted Jan 26, 2015
61% Sleeping with Other People (2015) ""Sleeping With Other People" winds up both looking - with its adequate but unremarkable tech package - and often feeling like a run-of-the-mill studio comedy. " ‐ Variety
Posted Jan 25, 2015
55% Ten Thousand Saints (2015) "Part teen romance, part awkward love triangle, part generational-clash portrait, and almost all powered by nostalgia ... " ‐ Variety
Posted Jan 24, 2015
82% The Overnight (2015) "A perfectly cast quartet of actors buoy the slight, generally unpredictable antics of writer-director Patrick Brice's second feature, though the film itself falls into an uncomfortable middle ground between trying too hard and not trying hard enough. " ‐ Variety
Posted Jan 24, 2015
36% Misery Loves Comedy (2014) "Whatever it might take to get these admittedly very funny people to truly bare their souls, Pollak doesn't appear to have found it. " ‐ Variety
Posted Jan 23, 2015
30% Loitering With Intent (2015) "Simply the latest in a string of pointless low-budget exercises in angsty Big Apple self-reflection. " ‐ Variety
Posted Jan 17, 2015
10% All Relative (2014) "A misguided indie romantic comedy to watch with someone you hate. " ‐ Variety
Posted Nov 24, 2014
83% The Midnight Swim (2015) "In addition to eliciting solid performances from her cast, Smith has assembled a thoroughly professional film on a small budget. " ‐ Variety
Posted Nov 24, 2014
72% Penguins Of Madagascar (2014) "A limp attempt at cute and cuddly international intrigue. " ‐ Variety
Posted Nov 12, 2014
16% A Merry Friggin' Christmas (2014) "The makers of "A Merry Friggin' Christmas" sprung for the fancy wrapping but skimped on the gift inside. How else to explain the gathering of such a talented and likable cast in service of such undercooked, utterly laugh-free material? " ‐ Variety
Posted Nov 10, 2014
9/10 100% The Tale of the Princess Kaguya (2014) "What makes Takahata's Kaguya really shine is its breathtaking animation -- both simple and sophisticated, and worlds apart from the Hollywood CG norm and even the exquisite artistry of Miyazaki. " ‐ Paste Magazine
Posted Oct 24, 2014
33% Exists (2014) "Generic script and cardboard characters hobble 'The Blair Witch Project' co-director Eduardo Sanchez's return to found-footage horror. " ‐ Variety
Posted Oct 23, 2014
8.2/10 98% The Overnighters (2014) "The Overnighters is the kind of film that asks us to forget abstraction -- to instead remember the details. " ‐ Paste Magazine
Posted Oct 23, 2014
No Score Yet The Culture High (2014) "Unfortunately, the film's haphazard structure and freewheeling arguments only serve to reinforce tired pothead cliches - it's paranoid, prone to starry-eyed dorm-room philosophizing, and it doesn't know when to quit. " ‐ Variety
Posted Oct 17, 2014
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