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Katherine Monk

Katherine Monk

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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
4/5 81% Deadpool (2016) "The plot is tragically tedious and predictable... But the denouement is a complete delight thanks to Reynolds, who acrobatically defies the gravitas of Superman while letting his natural charm ooze through the suit. " ‐ Ex-Press.com
Posted Feb 10, 2016
3/5 93% The Lady In The Van (2015) "...we are essentially watching Alan Bennett's own metamorphosis from book-bound dramatist to soulful playwright... From a place of fear and an obsession with appearances, we watch him find a whole new view of the world through her broken windows. " ‐ Ex-Press.com
Posted Feb 5, 2016
3/5 58% The Finest Hours (2016) "The Finest Hours feels a lot like The Perfect Storm, In the Heart of the Sea, The Poseidon Adventure and just a hint of Gilligan's Island all rolled into one sticky piece of salt water toffee. " ‐ Ex-Press.com
Posted Jan 29, 2016
1/5 9% Dirty Grandpa (2016) "...feels like something you'd find next to a used condom and a discarded can of Red Bull. " ‐ Ex-Press.com
Posted Jan 22, 2016
3.5/5 No Score Yet Amy Schumer: Live From the Apollo "It doesn't really matter if half the act is already familiar. Amy Schumer is the kind of woman capable of multiples, allowing the same joke to ripple through the body of her routine several times over. " ‐ Ex-Press.com
Posted Jan 18, 2016
3.5/5 62% Concussion (2015) "If you think about it, Concussion has a killer comic cast, and it's probably why this manly melodrama narrowly escapes Landesman's heavy hand. The cast curls the edge of tragedy just enough to let us feel the human condition in all its screwed up wonder. " ‐ Ex-Press.com
Posted Jan 16, 2016
4/5 92% Anomalisa (2015) "They show us bad hotel sex after too much drinking. It's the most classic of pedestrian sins, but the duo captures it so realistically, that we can only stare and wonder: Do we all look this pathetic in god's eyes? " ‐ Ex-Press.com
Posted Jan 16, 2016
2/5 11% The Forest (2016) "Relying more on mood than blood, special effects and frenetic action, first-time director Jason Zada makes a wise decision to turn The Forest into a psychological thriller. He puts Dormer (Game of Thrones) front and center, then strips her character down. " ‐ Ex-Press.com
Posted Jan 10, 2016
3/5 75% The Hateful Eight (2015) "Quentin Tarantino is a 52-year-old man, but his movies still feel like something birthed from the imagination of a 14-year-old boy... " ‐ Ex-Press.com
Posted Dec 26, 2015
1.5/5 9% Point Break (2015) "It feels a bit like Tom and Jerry with parachutes and snowboards instead of sledgehammers and cheese: a one-note chase story that doesn't really progress, it just uses different props. " ‐ Ex-Press.com
Posted Dec 26, 2015
3/5 29% Get Hard (2015) "This buddy comedy featuring the beautifully dissimilar duo of Will Ferrell and Kevin Hart feels like a more "mature" version of Superbad ... because the movie is a juvenile study in both male friendship and masculine fear. " ‐ Ex-Press.com
Posted Dec 23, 2015
3.5/5 47% Home (2015) "Home does not have Disney's symphonic range of drama, nor does it boast particularly lavish 3D visuals. But from the first beat, it's clear Home isn't going for the big catharsis backed by a power ballad. " ‐ Ex-Press.com
Posted Dec 23, 2015
2/5 13% The Lazarus Effect (2015) "Thanks to Duplass's 'regular guy' appeal and Wilde's ability to play the girl-next-door with the same aplomb as possessed siren, The Lazarus Effect proves believable enough to be entertaining but a little too bland to leave much of a scar. " ‐ Ex-Press.com
Posted Dec 23, 2015
4/5 88% The Big Short (2015) "Everyone feels like a walking prop in an elaborate financial play that reads as farce. Yet given McKay's credits, and the complete lack of regulatory oversight, farce was probably the right tone - even if it means laughing at your own funeral. " ‐ Ex-Press.com
Posted Dec 22, 2015
3.5/5 81% Bolshoi Babylon (2015) "Beauty is the Bolshoi's desired brand identity, but when Read and Franchetti focus their macro lens on the personalities and micro-dramas that make up the company and its cumulative psychology, everything starts to look hideous. " ‐ Ex-Press.com
Posted Dec 21, 2015
3.5/5 90% Mississippi Grind (2015) "Directors Ryan Fleck and Anna Boden deal us into the dramatic hand and dare us to make an emotional bet on a total deuce. " ‐ Ex-Press.com
Posted Dec 15, 2015
5/5 93% Carol (2015) "It's all about a mood, a feeling that leaves you aching to knead the unspoken into a satisfying loaf of thought, but sits unleavened like a cold lump of dough at the bottom of your gut...Carol is a masterpiece, a shining reflection of what movies do well. " ‐ Ex-Press.com
Posted Dec 12, 2015
4/5 94% Monkey Kingdom (2015) "Fey's combination of deadpan delivery, comic timing and deep sympathy for all things goofy keeps the narrative part of the film swinging from scene to scene in nimble fashion, but it's the monkeys who rule this kingdom. " ‐ Ex-Press.com
Posted Dec 12, 2015
3/5 24% Every Thing Will Be Fine (2015) "It's an archetypal Canadian story, the kind Canadians have been filming since the corpse fell out of the coffin in Mon Oncle Antoine, but told through a German lens, it looks entirely different. " ‐ Ex-Press.com
Posted Dec 12, 2015
3/5 31% By The Sea (2015) "...in every scrap of butchered French, every egotistical glance in the mirror and every bit of bubble bath titillation, there's a fleeting shadow of satire - a raised middle finger silently screaming 'f--k you all!' " ‐ Ex-Press.com
Posted Dec 9, 2015
2.5/5 73% Youth (2015) "It's a bit like listening to opera sung in English: as romantic as a schoolyard chant - delivered by a pretentious soprano who holds each note far too long. " ‐ Ex-Press.com
Posted Dec 4, 2015
3.5/5 94% Creed (2015) "Jordan and Stallone trade great moments through muffled feelings and half-spoken sentences, ensuring we never feel the manipulative hand of Hollywood sliding up their boxers. The movie is subtle in many of the places it could have been obvious.. " ‐ Ex-Press.com
Posted Dec 2, 2015
4/5 54% Woman in Gold (2015) "Mirren makes the most of every hard edge and crisp fabric while Reynolds's normally hard body seems to soften beneath baggy beige windbreakers and khaki Dockers. There's warmth and humour, so even when the screenplay is predictable, we're still charmed. " ‐ Ex-Press.com
Posted Nov 29, 2015
3/4 26% Victor Frankenstein (2015) "Some movies only make sense if you've been a 13-year-old girl, and Victor Frankenstein is one of them. " ‐ Ex-Press.com
Posted Nov 29, 2015
4/5 92% Ex Machina (2015) "It's Greek tragedy with silicon parts and an Alex Garden edge... Coupled with one of the sharpest sword fights in recent screen history, making Ex Machina feel like the best bit of fakery that ever fell from heaven. " ‐ Ex-Press.com
Posted Nov 23, 2015
3.5/5 86% Far From the Madding Crowd (2015) "Mulligan infuses Bathsheba with this unwavering practicality as well as a modern female sensibility, and the result is a screen heroine who makes you smile, even when she does uncharacteristically stupid things for the sake of driving the plot forward. " ‐ Ex-Press.com
Posted Nov 23, 2015
3.5/5 49% Tomorrowland (2015) "...It's really nice to escape into the gleaming piece of chrome-ornamented optimism that is the Disney brand... but handcuffed by the happy ending edict, Tomorrowland hits a hollow note in its final frames as it beckons the big exit through gift shop. " ‐ Ex-Press.com
Posted Nov 23, 2015
92% I'll See You in My Dreams (2015) "The best scenes feature Danner and Starr because the interaction feels awkward and unscripted. Laden with weird energy that streams everything from repressed Oedipal urges to frat-buddy bonding, these are the moments that really make the film stand out. " ‐ Ex-Press.com
Posted Nov 23, 2015
3/5 78% Jimmy's Hall (2015) "The king of the "kitchen sink" drama, Loach may not make action-packed sugar candy or anything remotely resembling American genre, but he does know how to render people in their natural surroundings. " ‐ Ex-Press.com
Posted Nov 23, 2015
3.5/5 62% Legend (2015) "It's hard to feel how much substance is running through every blood-drenched frame because the movie is so visually intoxicating... but it's there pulling on your lapel like a half-cocked barfly, howling in your ear with rancid, fermented breath. " ‐ Ex-Press.com
Posted Nov 23, 2015
2/5 74% Avengers: Age of Ultron (2015) "Director Joss Whedon takes a big stick to the over-stuffed piñata of Marvel Comics' characters and successfully empties out all the candy, but leaves a landscape strewn with plastic wrappers and the promise of a pounding headache " ‐ Ex-Press.com
Posted Nov 21, 2015
3/5 50% San Andreas (2015) "San Andreas picks its humans so carefully, it starts to feel Calvinist in its approach to salvation as Ray Gaines becomes deus ex heli, using the taxpayers' equipment to save his own family. " ‐ Ex-Press.com
Posted Nov 20, 2015
4/5 94% Going Clear: Scientology and the Prison of Belief (2015) "The creep factor here is the old, musty variety that comes from old furniture and plastic flowers, funeral homes and yellow-toothed youth pastors, and it all stems directly from L. Ron Hubbard's ghostly presence in the film through archival material. " ‐ Ex-Press.com
Posted Nov 20, 2015
5/5 86% The Decline of the American Empire (Le Déclin de l'Empire Américain) (1986) "Arcand's chatty examination of a group of middle-aged intellectuals brought a hint of Woody Allen to the wilds of the Canadian film landscape, eclipsing linguistic politics with sex, and successfully reframing the next generation's existential crisis... " ‐ Ex-Press.com
Posted Nov 20, 2015
4/5 No Score Yet Roadkill (1989) "Roadkill was the first film to flush the institutional mentality out of English-Canadian cinema and became the starting point in a continuing revelation of the Canadian self.  " ‐ Ex-Press.com
Posted Nov 20, 2015
2.5/5 67% The Night Before (2015) "Seth Rogen, Anthony Mackie and Joseph Gordon-Levitt rip a page from Charles Dickens and Timothy Leary in a well-intended holiday comedy that would have been Scrooged if not for Michael Shannon's performance as angelic weed dealer " ‐ Ex-Press.com
Posted Nov 20, 2015
3/5 42% Secret in Their Eyes (2015) "There was a good movie somewhere in this mess. You can feel it around the edges of Julia Roberts's decidedly unglamorous performance, and in every half-breath taken by Chiwetel Ejiofor's lovesick character. " ‐ Ex-Press.com
Posted Nov 20, 2015
4/5 70% The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 2 (2015) "You can almost feel director Francis Lawrence stiffening up as he approaches the finish line, eager to break the tape without falling down in the last mile. " ‐ Ex-Press.com
Posted Nov 20, 2015
4/5 72% Welcome to Me (2015) "A challenging piece of comedy that ventures straight into the heart of darkness on the back of a giant swan, Welcome to Me deals with mental illness via the character of Alice Klieg (Kristen Wiig). " ‐ Ex-Press.com
Posted Nov 16, 2015
3.5/5 93% Spy (2015) "Melissa McCarthy takes a character who typically blends into the background and makes her visible, forcing us to see the inherently sexist tropes of the super spy genre. " ‐ Ex-Press.com
Posted Nov 16, 2015
3.5/5 71% Jurassic World (2015) "Some things change. Others evolve. And some things are cooked up in a lab as genetically modified sequels to something original. " ‐ Ex-Press.com
Posted Nov 16, 2015
3.5/5 82% Testament Of Youth (2015) "Kent seems to mistake Brittain's metaphysical substance for girlish sentimentality, and if this movie had starred someone like Keira Knightley in the lead, it might have been unwatchable. " ‐ Ex-Press.com
Posted Nov 16, 2015
4/5 35% Max (2015) "Though littered with sentiment and family movie hokum, this story of a military dog suffering from post-traumatic stress finds the essence of true friendship, prompting uncontrolled saline leaks from the eyeball. " ‐ Ex-Press.com
Posted Nov 16, 2015
4/5 92% Slow West (2015) "This movie feels foreign from the very start, even though we're faced with the same scenery that once framed John Wayne's hulking form. " ‐ Ex-Press.com
Posted Nov 16, 2015
5/5 100% The Sweet Hereafter (1997) "A film that touches on the essence of love by throwing us into the abyss of loss, The Sweet Hereafter marks the apex of the English-Canadian film tradition as it navigates the empty space left in the wake of tragedy with a gentle, but unsentimental eye. " ‐ Ex-Press.com
Posted Nov 16, 2015
4/5 100% The Apprenticeship of Duddy Kravitz (1974) "Ted Kotcheff's adaptation of Mordecai Richler's CanLit classic brought a hint of Hollywood to the wilderness of Canadian cinema, blazing a trail for the next generation of storytellers looking to bring a slightly different eye to the Canadian experience. " ‐ Ex-Press.com
Posted Nov 16, 2015
3/5 93% The Gift (2015) "A grilled-cheese sandwich of a thriller, The Gift slaps a slice of Jason Bateman in the middle of a white bread story and throws him in the skillet until he ... starts to melt. " ‐ Ex-Press.com
Posted Nov 16, 2015
3/5 27% Vacation (2015) " The set-ups are laborious and stupid and largely untenable, but the actors bring just enough emotion to the frame to make us care. Applegate is fantastic, and nothing short of inspiring as she bridges the gap between hot mama and mama bear... " ‐ Ex-Press.com
Posted Nov 16, 2015
2/5 62% Magic Mike XXL (2015) "The magic is gone, leaving nothing but Mike and some extra-large disappointment packaged in gold lamé underwear. " ‐ Ex-Press.com
Posted Nov 16, 2015
4/5 96% The Look of Silence (2015) "Joshua Oppenheimer's sequel to The Act of Killing wanted to provide an emotional and moral coda to the original as it sought remorse in the eyes of the guilty, but in every beautiful saturated frame, The Look of Silence finds only the blank face of denial " ‐ Ex-Press.com
Posted Nov 16, 2015
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