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Jay Stone

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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
3.5/5 80% Hail, Caesar! (2016) " Hail to the Coens, just for thinking of it. " ‐ Ex-Press.com
Posted Feb 5, 2016
2.5/5 67% Eddie The Eagle (2016) "You're not sure whether to stand and cheer or to throw yourself off a 90-metre ski jump just to get it over with. " ‐ Ex-Press.com
Posted Feb 4, 2016
4/5 96% 45 Years (2015) "The story is brought into relief by (Charlotte) Rampling, whose Oscar-nominated performance is at the heart of the movie. " ‐ Ex-Press.com
Posted Jan 31, 2016
4/5 83% The Revenant (2015) "A 2 1/2-hour trek through a chilling wilderness of violence, fear, hatred, eviscerations, elemental beauty, and the most brutal bear attack since the 1940 NFL championship (Chicago 73, Washington 0). " ‐ Ex-Press.com
Posted Jan 13, 2016
3/5 60% Joy (2015) "It's a kind of a mess. But it's a great mess, a staggering attempt to update something that Frank Capra might have made and place it in the bi-polar present. " ‐ Ex-Press.com
Posted Jan 8, 2016
3.5/5 92% Star Wars: Episode VII - The Force Awakens (2015) "There's no end in sight. The force has awakened. " ‐ Ex-Press.com
Posted Dec 25, 2015
2/5 60% Sisters (2015) "Fey and Poehler . . . seem simultaneously giddy with the chance to be so naughty and far too smart for such stupidity. " ‐ Ex-Press.com
Posted Dec 18, 2015
4/5 96% Theeb (2015) "A tightly wound little film that resonates deeply: as a coming-of-age story, as a historical drama, and as a myth about the beginnings of the modern world. " ‐ Ex-Press.com
Posted Dec 14, 2015
3/5 43% In the Heart of the Sea (2015) "Jaws meets Lifeboat, with an assist from Herman Melville. " ‐ Ex-Press.com
Posted Dec 10, 2015
4/5 95% Hitchcock/Truffaut (2015) "Both entertaining and educational, a kind of illustrated Film 101 class filled with Hitchcock's mordant humour . . . and deliciously pungent details of his moviemaking. " ‐ Ex-Press.com
Posted Dec 2, 2015
3/5 62% Legend (2015) "It's a study in performance, helped along by today's computer technology. " ‐ Ex-Press.com
Posted Nov 26, 2015
4/5 98% Brooklyn (2015) "Brooklyn is an unabashed immersion in the warmth of an earlier view of the big city. " ‐ Ex-Press.com
Posted Nov 19, 2015
4/5 63% Remember (2016) "A twisted tale of human perfidy, but told with a calm and mature eye of a filmmaker who has come around to the value of storytelling over style. " ‐ Ex-Press.com
Posted Nov 18, 2015
2/5 17% The Gunman (2015) "Penn stalks through The Gunman with pinched dyspepsia, looking as if he can't wait to punch someone in the nose " ‐ Ex-Press.com
Posted Nov 12, 2015
3/5 96% What We Do In The Shadows (2015) "Floats through the air, bat-like, on a combination of swift gags and likeably eccentric characters. " ‐ Ex-Press.com
Posted Nov 12, 2015
3/5 81% Furious 7 (2015) "The crowd cheers. Vin Diesel glowers. At almost 2 1/2 hours it isn't exactly fast, but it's as furious as hell. " ‐ Ex-Press.com
Posted Nov 12, 2015
3/5 77% Danny Collins (2015) "A tearjerker with its own jerk. " ‐ Ex-Press.com
Posted Nov 12, 2015
3.5/5 97% Mad Max: Fury Road (2015) "We'll have to wait for the inevitable sequel to find out where it's going. In the meantime, get yourself some earplugs. " ‐ Ex-Press.com
Posted Nov 12, 2015
4/5 100% Seymour: An Introduction (2015) "A lovely, purposefully small movie that just dusts the edges of many deep concerns that Bernstein, now in his mid-80s, is still wrestling with. " ‐ Ex-Press.com
Posted Nov 12, 2015
2.5/5 67% The Man From U.N.C.L.E. (2015) "It's partly second-rate Bond and partly second-rate Mission Impossible: something to fill the time during the long months before the fall movie season. " ‐ Ex-Press.com
Posted Nov 12, 2015
2.5/5 43% American Ultra (2015) "Jason Bourne on tetrahydrocannabinol. " ‐ Ex-Press.com
Posted Nov 12, 2015
2/5 42% Irrational Man (2015) "Allen is a first rate comedian but a second-hand philosopher and the insights of Irrational Man are hardly worth the trouble. " ‐ Ex-Press.com
Posted Nov 12, 2015
3.5/5 87% Mr. Holmes (2015) "McKellen has created something new, a Holmes whose sharp edges are softening into a late-life understanding of the limits of logic and the worth of feeling. " ‐ Ex-Press.com
Posted Nov 12, 2015
3/5 93% Mission: Impossible Rogue Nation (2015) "It's sort of a combination of the Bourne films, James Bond, and a Road Runner short. " ‐ Ex-Press.com
Posted Nov 12, 2015
3/5 64% Ricki And The Flash (2015) "Dysfunction, grievance, a bit of redemption and plenty of old 1970s rock tunes, played by an accomplished bar band with an aging lead singer. " ‐ Ex-Press.com
Posted Nov 12, 2015
1/5 9% Fantastic Four (2015) "There are so many things wrong with Fantastic Four . . . that you could never squeeze them all into a conventional film review. " ‐ Ex-Press.com
Posted Nov 12, 2015
2.5/5 25% Terminator Genisys (2015) "An over-muscled movie franchise that started as an ingenious action noir about time travel and has now become a vehicle for explosions and old body-builders. " ‐ Ex-Press.com
Posted Nov 12, 2015
3/5 43% Madame Bovary (2015) "You suspect that had the Internet been invented in 19th Century France, this Emma would have been content with video games and Amazon. " ‐ Ex-Press.com
Posted Nov 12, 2015
4/5 85% The Wolfpack (2015) "The Wolfpack is the record of a bizarre and abusive social experiment . . . of what happens when six normal young men are raised in isolation. " ‐ Ex-Press.com
Posted Nov 12, 2015
3/5 55% Minions (2015) "Like many supporting characters, the minions were better in that role: idiotic foils for Despicable Me's brooding, tormented Gru. " ‐ Ex-Press.com
Posted Nov 12, 2015
3/5 38% Strangerland (2015) "The pieces of this troubling puzzle never come together; indeed, it appears that they're not meant to. " ‐ Ex-Press.com
Posted Nov 12, 2015
3/5 60% Southpaw (2015) "Southpaw strains to capture the gritty feel of boxing - bloody towels, dumpy gyms, sleazy promoters - but what it actually gets are the clichés of the genre. " ‐ Ex-Press.com
Posted Nov 12, 2015
3/5 86% A Brilliant Young Mind (2015) "It does for Asperger's syndrome what A Beautiful Mind did for schizophrenia: lots of drama but not much science. " ‐ Ex-Press.com
Posted Nov 12, 2015
3.5/5 83% Me and Earl and the Dying Girl (2015) "This is the meta teen cancer film, a story about a tragic disease but also about movies that are about tragic diseases. " ‐ Ex-Press.com
Posted Nov 12, 2015
2/5 33% Being Canadian (2015) "Another shallow, easy, and small-time immersion in the sort of nationalistic navel-gazing most people outgrew years ago. " ‐ Ex-Press.com
Posted Nov 12, 2015
2/5 46% Ted 2 (2015) "Ted 2 isn't any good, but people will go to see it because, like, a children's toy says the f-word. " ‐ Ex-Press.com
Posted Nov 12, 2015
3/5 69% The Dead Lands (2015) "At once violent, exotic and compulsively strange: a fable of revenge with a haka vibe. " ‐ Ex-Press.com
Posted Nov 12, 2015
3.5/5 100% Glen Campbell: I'll Be Me (2014) "Both moving and enlightening, even if it does occasionally take on the tone of an educational video. " ‐ Ex-Press.com
Posted Nov 12, 2015
2/5 32% Entourage (2015) "The Entourage movie, which has arrived approximately five years after anyone might care, is like binge-watching a season of the old HBO show, but with more breasts. " ‐ Ex-Press.com
Posted Nov 12, 2015
2.5 No Score Yet Some Kind of Love (2015) "It's a bit like Yolanda's apartment, jammed with the bric-a-brac of half-glimpsed ideas. " ‐ Ex-Press.com
Posted Nov 12, 2015
2/5 15% Aloft (2015) "A sad and dreamy drama with many New Age touches and a fondness for lingering over barren tundra that stands as a metaphor for its sense of loss. " ‐ Ex-Press.com
Posted Nov 12, 2015
4 90% Love & Mercy (2015) " Wilson heard voices, but he also heard sounds, and much of Love & Mercy shows us how he tried to re-create those notes - those good vibrations - with his band. " ‐ Ex-Press.com
Posted Nov 12, 2015
3.5/5 98% Phoenix (2015) "Phoenix takes on some of the aspects of Vertigo, Hitchcock's dark inquiry into obsession and identity, although with the added layers of the damage the Holocaust did on both sides of the barbed wire. " ‐ Ex-Press.com
Posted Nov 12, 2015
4 100% Banksy Does New York (2014) "A documentary with all the noise, mayhem, pandemonium and ingenuity of both the artist and the city that never sleeps, although it still manages to dream. " ‐ Ex-Press.com
Posted Nov 12, 2015
3/5 88% Kumiko, the Treasure Hunter (2015) "The portrait of a loopy outsider mostly serves to remind us that it might be time to watch Fargo again, just to get a glimpse of the true story. " ‐ Ex-Press.com
Posted Nov 12, 2015
2.5/5 49% Boychoir (2015) "Boychoir has everything except the speech where someone says, "You're going out a youngster, but you've got to come back a cliché," or however it goes. " ‐ Ex-Press.com
Posted Nov 12, 2015
3.5/5 82% Mistress America (2015) "Noah Baumbach and Greta Gerwig are cinema's creative couple of the moment, and it's a moment that shows signs of an extended run. " ‐ Ex-Press.com
Posted Nov 12, 2015
3/5 74% The Kindergarten Teacher (Haganenet) (2015) "The Kindergarten Teacher is more than a portrait of the artist as a young man. It's almost a horror story about the mysteries of art itself. " ‐ Ex-Press.com
Posted Nov 11, 2015
4/5 94% Best Of Enemies (2015) "The story of how television, and much else, was changed forever. " ‐ Ex-Press.com
Posted Nov 11, 2015
2.5/5 60% The Intern (2015) "There's a lot less going on in The Intern - the story of an old guy who goes to work for one of those fancy new e-commerce places, whatever that is - than meets the eye, or the funny bone. " ‐ Ex-Press.com
Posted Nov 11, 2015
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