James Verniere

James Verniere

Agrees with the Tomatometer 74% of the time.

Listing Of All Reviews & Articles

Showing 51 - 100 of 1670
Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
A minus 48% Miss Julie (2014) " The film's themes - sexual power, class struggle, money, gender, - are as relevant as ever. " ‐ Boston Herald
Posted Dec 7, 2014
A minus 98% The Babadook (2014) " The Shining in miniature. If Sylvia Plath made a horror film, this would be it. " ‐ Boston Herald
Posted Dec 7, 2014
A minus 82% The Homesman (2014) " One of the best and best cast American films of the year. Swank is a revelation. A surprising spiritual journey, recalling the works of John Ford, John Bunyan and Terrence Malick. " ‐ Boston Herald
Posted Nov 21, 2014
C plus 65% The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 1 (2014) " Lawrence and Banks do their best, but this film is a big, murky bore. " ‐ Boston Herald
Posted Nov 20, 2014
B 29% Dumb and Dumber To (2014) " Carrey and Daniels together again and funnier if also dumber. " ‐ Boston Herald
Posted Nov 14, 2014
A minus 79% The Theory of Everything (2014) " Redmayne and Jones are sublime. " ‐ Boston Herald
Posted Nov 14, 2014
A minus 93% Diplomacy (2014) " A brilliantly-acted, WWII gem from veteran Schlondorff. " ‐ Boston Herald
Posted Nov 7, 2014
A minus 89% Big Hero 6 (2014) " More Pixar than Disney and gloriously so. " ‐ Boston Herald
Posted Nov 7, 2014
C plus 72% Interstellar (2014) " A lot of sound and fury, signifying not much. " ‐ Boston Herald
Posted Nov 5, 2014
A- 84% Listen Up Philip (2014) " Schwartzman is never anything less than completely convincing as a brilliant, short-tempered New York writer with a very mean streak. " ‐ Boston Herald
Posted Nov 3, 2014
D 36% Before I Go to Sleep (2014) " Like GROUNDHOG DAY without the laughs. You'd be better off sleeping. " ‐ Boston Herald
Posted Oct 31, 2014
A minus 98% Citizenfour (2014) " A John le Carre film in documentary form. " ‐ Boston Herald
Posted Oct 31, 2014
D 41% Horns (2014) " A misbegotten, unpleasant mess. " ‐ Boston Herald
Posted Oct 31, 2014
A minus 95% Nightcrawler (2014) " Lou Bloom is a cross between Nosferatu and Ed Grimley. " ‐ Boston Herald
Posted Oct 31, 2014
A minus No Score Yet The Irish Pub " An ode to the neighborhood pub. Makes the case that pubs are in Ireland are museums with Guinness on tap. " ‐ Boston Herald
Posted Oct 30, 2014
B plus 95% Whiplash (2014) " Drum boogie like crazy. Teller bleeds and sweats. J.K. Simmons is Oscar caliber. " ‐ Boston Herald
Posted Oct 30, 2014
C plus 7% Ouija (2014) " Repeat after me: It's an advertisement. It's a movie. " ‐ Boston Herald
Posted Oct 30, 2014
B plus 85% John Wick (2014) " Yes, he's back, and this is high-grade genre filmmaking. " ‐ Boston Herald
Posted Oct 30, 2014
A 93% Birdman (2014) " A triumph for Keaton and Inarritu. Mind-blowingly original. " ‐ Boston Herald
Posted Oct 30, 2014
B plus 63% The Golden Era (2014) " A Chinese Dr. Zhivago. Eye opening biopic fills a gap in 20th century literary history. " ‐ Boston Herald
Posted Oct 17, 2014
A minus 86% The Blue Room (2014) " A little film noir gem. Will someone now bring back Maigret? " ‐ Boston Herald
Posted Oct 17, 2014
B plus 77% Fury (2014) " Not the Dirty Dozen, The Greasy Five. LaBeouf is excellent to boot. " ‐ Boston Herald
Posted Oct 17, 2014
A- 86% The Conjuring (2013) " Fans of old-school scary movies and J-horror, rejoice. James Wan's The Conjuring is going to scare the bejeezus out of you. " ‐ Boston Herald
Posted Oct 14, 2014
A minus 82% The Two Faces of January (2014) " A classy noir throwback from Hossein Amini and author Patricia Highsmith. " ‐ Boston Herald
Posted Oct 10, 2014
A minus 52% The Zero Theorem (2014) " To say that Gilliam has repeated himself is to say that John Ford made Westerns. " ‐ Boston Herald
Posted Oct 10, 2014
C plus 47% The Judge (2014) " Not much fun watching Downey hit emotional beach balls out of the park for 2 hours plus. Ham and corn. " ‐ Boston Herald
Posted Oct 10, 2014
D 23% Dracula Untold (2014) " This is how Universal treats the monster that saved the studio? Corporate swill. " ‐ Boston Herald
Posted Oct 10, 2014
82% Aftermath (2013) " While a bit rough around the edges, you won't forget Aftermath. " ‐ Boston Herald
Posted Oct 10, 2014
C minus 31% Men, Women & Children (2014) " Half-baked and both exploitative and naive, this is Reitman's second misstep since "Labor Day" debacle. " ‐ Boston Herald
Posted Oct 3, 2014
D 29% Annabelle (2014) " Low rent all the way. Not an original moment in the entire film. " ‐ Boston Herald
Posted Oct 3, 2014
B plus 88% Gone Girl (2014) " A hugely entertaining piece of pulp-noir film-making from reigning Prince of Darkness Fincher. " ‐ Boston Herald
Posted Oct 3, 2014
C minus 35% Hector And The Search For Happiness (2014) " A grueling slog, it left me very unhappy. " ‐ Boston Herald
Posted Sep 26, 2014
A 81% Tracks (2014) " Wasikowska is monumental as legendary Aussie trekker Davidson. A great adventure movie. " ‐ Boston Herald
Posted Sep 26, 2014
A 75% The Boxtrolls (2014) " Laika is the new Pixar. Boxtrolls are the new minions. " ‐ Boston Herald
Posted Sep 26, 2014
A minus 66% Jimi: All Is by My Side (2014) " A stunning turn by Andre Benjamin, an uncanny evocation of a rock and role legend. " ‐ Boston Herald
Posted Sep 26, 2014
B plus 61% The Equalizer (2014) " Why should Liam Neeson have all the fun? Denzel is fun as vigilante killing machine. " ‐ Boston Herald
Posted Sep 26, 2014
A minus 95% Last Days in Vietnam (2014) " Deja vu, all over again, and riveting. " ‐ Boston Herald
Posted Sep 19, 2014
B plus 41% This Is Where I Leave You (2014) " Cast prevails in spite of indie film dramedy cliches " ‐ Boston Herald
Posted Sep 19, 2014
B plus 65% A Walk Among the Tombstones (2014) " Matt Scudder, say hello to Dirty Harry. I think he got here first, but welcome aboard. " ‐ Boston Herald
Posted Sep 19, 2014
D 63% The Maze Runner (2014) " Another shaky-cam dystopian fable based on some godforsaken YA novel? No, thank you. " ‐ Boston Herald
Posted Sep 19, 2014
C 67% Dolphin Tale 2 (2014) " If you'd like to pay to see the same film twice, be my guest. At least this one isn't in 3D. " ‐ Boston Herald
Posted Sep 12, 2014
A minus 89% The Drop (2014) " Another pulp noir gem based on a story by Dennis Lehane and a great final bow from Gandolfini. " ‐ Boston Herald
Posted Sep 12, 2014
A minus 86% The Trip To Italy (2014) " In Pompeii they confront their own mortality and Brydon does his man in a box bit, never more appropriately. " ‐ Boston Herald
Posted Aug 29, 2014
B plus 65% Life Of Crime (2014) " Elmore Leonard and Jennifer Aniston don't sound like they were made for each other, but this very well cast, kooky crime caper is a nice late summer surprise. " ‐ Boston Herald
Posted Aug 29, 2014
A minus 89% Siddharth (2014) " A modern-day neo-realistic fable and genuine spiritual journey. Beautifully shot and acted. See this. " ‐ Boston Herald
Posted Aug 22, 2014
B 43% Frank Miller's Sin City: A Dame to Kill For (2014) " Frank Miller's brand of knuckle-dragging machismo is not exactly my cup of testosterone, but this "Dame" is a wonder to behold. " ‐ Boston Herald
Posted Aug 22, 2014
C plus 36% The Giver (2014) " All this dystopia has given me dyspepsia. Get me "Children of God," stat. " ‐ Boston Herald
Posted Aug 15, 2014
B plus 94% The Dog (2014) " As a fascinating pop culture artifact, this film is hard to beat. " ‐ Boston Herald
Posted Aug 15, 2014
C plus 80% Land Ho! (2014) " Ho, no. " ‐ Boston Herald
Posted Aug 15, 2014
A minus 83% Rich Hill (2014) " A deft and compassionate portrait of grinding poverty through the yes of three young Missouri men. "Boyhood," indeed. " ‐ Boston Herald
Posted Aug 15, 2014
B plus 57% Finding Fela! (2014) " Tony Award winner Bill T. Jones says it best when he describes Fela as a "sacred monster." " ‐ Boston Herald
Posted Aug 15, 2014
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