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Marjorie Baumgarten

Marjorie Baumgarten

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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
3.5/5 84% Deadpool (2016) "The film is as postmodernly self-referential as it can get, which should be a hoot for the average viewer and nirvana for connoisseurs of the Marvel Universe. " ‐ Austin Chronicle
Posted Feb 11, 2016
No Score Yet Under the Gun ""Gun" acknowledges the solutions to this ongoing problem are neither easy nor obvious, while persuasively arguing that more, surely, can be done. " ‐ Variety
Posted Feb 10, 2016
2/5 34% Jane Got a Gun (2016) "You have to feel a certain sympathy for a project as cursed as this one, but there's no denying that Jane's gun barely grazes its target. " ‐ Austin Chronicle
Posted Feb 4, 2016
1/5 10% Fifty Shades of Black (2016) "The film faithfully and mockingly follows the book's key scenes, but the satire is broad and too dopey to really be lascivious. " ‐ Austin Chronicle
Posted Feb 4, 2016
2.5/5 78% Mountain Men (2016) "Writer/director Cameron Labine finds a trail that feels reasonably fresh, due in no small measure to the warm comedic talent of co-star Tyler Labine. " ‐ Austin Chronicle
Posted Jan 28, 2016
1/5 9% Norm of the North (2016) "Told in a chaotic fashion, the movie jumps from scene to scene without a lot of continuity. " ‐ Austin Chronicle
Posted Jan 21, 2016
1.5/5 13% Ride Along 2 (2016) "Although the plot is pretty bare-bones, it's propped up by plenty of gratuitous dialogue and imagery that do nothing to further the story. " ‐ Austin Chronicle
Posted Jan 14, 2016
3.5/5 82% The Revenant (2015) "The film may leave you as near-speechless and mono-minded as its battered returnee from the dead. " ‐ Austin Chronicle
Posted Jan 7, 2016
1/5 10% Point Break (2015) "The original was indeed ludicrous, but it exuded warmth, vitality, and belief in itself. The 2.0 update splashes up on shore DOA. " ‐ Austin Chronicle
Posted Jan 1, 2016
4.5/5 93% Carol (2015) "In Carol, all the elements dovetail perfectly to create a movie that is as irresistible as its title character. The movie has an allure that is almost trancelike, mimicking for the viewers the inescapable attraction experienced by the two main characters. " ‐ Austin Chronicle
Posted Dec 23, 2015
2/5 31% Daddy's Home (2015) "Daddy's Home is one of those comedies that is not terribly good, but not nearly as terrible as it might have been. " ‐ Austin Chronicle
Posted Dec 23, 2015
2.5/5 70% The Danish Girl (2015) "Despite The Danish Girl's lack of specificity regarding what motivates Einar's transformation into Lili Elbe, the film is still quite lovely. Its compositions are lovely to look at, and the performances engaging. " ‐ Austin Chronicle
Posted Dec 17, 2015
2/5 31% Don Verdean (2015) "Some generally witty lines are trampled by many more that are neither clever nor funny. " ‐ Austin Chronicle
Posted Dec 10, 2015
3.5/5 82% Chi-Raq (2015) "Chi-Raq is not a state of mind or the slang moniker for a place: It is the battle cry of the moment. " ‐ Austin Chronicle
Posted Dec 3, 2015
3.5/5 94% Creed (2015) "Creed isn't a complete TKO, but it goes all 12 rounds with vitality and flourish. " ‐ Austin Chronicle
Posted Nov 25, 2015
3.5/5 77% The Good Dinosaur (2015) "The re-creation of the American Northwest scenery is stunning to behold. Mountains, rivers, rocky expanses, woolly mammoth herds, a field of fireflies -- there's always something sumptuous to look at. " ‐ Austin Chronicle
Posted Nov 24, 2015
3/5 31% By The Sea (2015) "This movie won't be for everyone; you'll need to dive back into European arthouse cinema from the Sixties to find anything quite like it. " ‐ Austin Chronicle
Posted Nov 19, 2015
2.5/5 42% Secret in Their Eyes (2015) "Billy Ray is an adept craftsman when it comes to plotting thrillers, but his work here with the actors seems all but absent. " ‐ Austin Chronicle
Posted Nov 19, 2015
4/5 96% Spotlight (2015) "Spotlight is a great newspaper movie, ranking up there with All the President's Men and Citizen Kane, and it's certainly the best of its kind since The Paper in 1994. " ‐ Austin Chronicle
Posted Nov 19, 2015
1.5/5 44% Dangerous Men (2015) "This is a bad movie, but one that awakens your senses every so often with flashes of originality and abundant self-belief. " ‐ Austin Chronicle
Posted Nov 12, 2015
2.5/5 43% The 33 (2015) "Converting a recent, true event that gripped the world's attention into popcorn entertainment is almost tantamount to admitting defeat from the get-go. " ‐ Austin Chronicle
Posted Nov 12, 2015
3.5/5 97% All Things Must Pass: The Rise and Fall of Tower Records (2015) "Solomon's skills as a raconteur, the employees' unabashed love for their work, and the constant stream of rock music playing in the background advance the film into something much more than a talking-heads documentary. " ‐ Austin Chronicle
Posted Nov 5, 2015
4/5 96% Room (2015) "Room is ultimately not something you'd readily call enjoyable, but it is a cathartic and provocative reminder that life is full of possibilities and outcomes. " ‐ Austin Chronicle
Posted Nov 5, 2015
2.5/5 73% Suffragette (2015) "There is little surprise in the story structure and even less dimensionality to the characters. " ‐ Austin Chronicle
Posted Nov 5, 2015
4/5 81% Victoria (2015) "Spanish actress Laia Costa, who plays Victoria, is also essential to the film's allure. She is mesmerizing to watch. " ‐ Austin Chronicle
Posted Oct 29, 2015
3/5 61% Truth (2015) "With its bombastic title, Truth seems to want to remind us of the complications of reality, even as it selects which characters' truths to portray. Truth presents one strand, and in that it does a good job. " ‐ Austin Chronicle
Posted Oct 29, 2015
2/5 47% Freeheld (2015) "Disappointing in the extreme, Freeheld is a well-meaning movie that never ignites. " ‐ Austin Chronicle
Posted Oct 15, 2015
3.5/5 91% Beasts of No Nation (2015) "If anything, Beasts of No Nation's horrors are overwhelming, and you may begin to feel like you've been in the jungle longer than Col. Kurtz. " ‐ Austin Chronicle
Posted Oct 15, 2015
2/5 71% He Named Me Malala (2015) "He Named Me Malala repeats the well-known facts of Yousafzai's history and offers little insight into the now 18-year-old teenager that exists behind the icon. Uplift is the film's only goal. " ‐ Austin Chronicle
Posted Oct 8, 2015
3/5 60% Ladrones (2015) "Much more a comedy than a heist film (think Ocean's 11 rather than Casino or Rififi), Ladrones moves at a pretty entertaining pace and maintains a good sense of humor about itself. " ‐ Austin Chronicle
Posted Oct 8, 2015
2.5/5 33% Addicted To Fresno (2015) "You find yourself rooting for these women, even if their adventures aren't always up to snuff. " ‐ Austin Chronicle
Posted Oct 1, 2015
3.5/5 93% Sicario (2015) "Sicario is at its best when its borderlines are fluid and indistinct. " ‐ Austin Chronicle
Posted Oct 1, 2015
3/5 85% The Walk (2015) "Robert Zemeckis' re-creation of a New York cityscape that no longer exists is dazzling, as is the vertiginous cinematography of Dariusz Wolski, yet The Walk never really answers the question: "Why?" " ‐ Austin Chronicle
Posted Oct 1, 2015
2/5 9% Stonewall (2015) "Although the Stonewall revolt is condensed into one night of rioting rather than the several nights that actually occurred, historical accuracy is less the film's problem than its ham-handed narrative arc and dialogue. " ‐ Austin Chronicle
Posted Sep 24, 2015
4/5 91% Grandma (2015) "You're happy to follow this movie over the river and through the woods. " ‐ Austin Chronicle
Posted Sep 10, 2015
2.5/5 24% 90 Minutes In Heaven (2015) "90 Minutes in Heaven stands out from the herd of films designed to spread the good word by telling a story with well-developed main characters, excellent cinematography, and other top-notch production elements. " ‐ Austin Chronicle
Posted Sep 10, 2015
3/5 63% The Visit (2015) "Shyamalan keeps you guessing and, yes, sporadically bursting into laughter, right up to the end. " ‐ Austin Chronicle
Posted Sep 10, 2015
3/5 74% 7 Chinese Brothers (2015) "With 7 Chinese Brothers, Austin-based filmmaker Bob Byington has made his most accessible film yet. " ‐ Austin Chronicle
Posted Sep 3, 2015
3/5 46% A Walk In The Woods (2015) "Watching these two interact and listening to their wizened characters' riffs amid gorgeous scenery is a sheer delight -- which is a good thing since that comprises the bulk of the movie. " ‐ Austin Chronicle
Posted Sep 3, 2015
61% The Boy (2015) "The Boy is a title that makes this movie sound innocuous. A more fitting header would be Portrait of the Serial Killer as a Young Boy. " ‐ Austin Chronicle
Posted Sep 1, 2015
4/5 94% The Diary Of A Teenage Girl (2015) "Despite the troubling affair and Minnie's further experimentations with sex and drugs, The Diary of a Teenage Girl is less provocative than it is blunt and honest. " ‐ Austin Chronicle
Posted Aug 27, 2015
3.5/5 94% Best Of Enemies (2015) "The details of what went down are fascinating, but the ultimate focus of Best of Enemies is television and this demonstration that it can be both eminently viewable and illuminating. " ‐ Austin Chronicle
Posted Aug 20, 2015
2.5/5 56% 6 Years (2015) "Next time out, Fidell needs to find some kind of midrange between A Teacher's outrĂ© leanings and 6 Years' conventionality. " ‐ Austin Chronicle
Posted Aug 20, 2015
3.5/5 91% The End Of The Tour (2015) "It's not necessary to be a connoisseur of Wallace's to appreciate the film because, in the end, it's just a story about two very different, but not so different, guys tapping out their livings in modern America. " ‐ Austin Chronicle
Posted Aug 13, 2015
2.5/5 84% Call Me Lucky (2015) "You'll be the richer for spending time in Crimmins' company, but the material seems better suited to the small screen. " ‐ Austin Chronicle
Posted Aug 6, 2015
2.5/5 86% The Stanford Prison Experiment (2015) "What we witness onscreen is horrifying and deeply disturbing (as it should be), but a little more context might help us to not feel so marooned. " ‐ Austin Chronicle
Posted Aug 6, 2015
3.5/5 42% Irrational Man (2015) "Woody Allen generates films with such rapidity and inconsistency that you can never be certain if this season's offering will be a hit or a miss. I'm happy to report that Irrational Man is a delight. " ‐ Austin Chronicle
Posted Aug 6, 2015
1/5 27% Vacation (2015) "The Griswold elders (Chase and Beverly D'Angelo) show up toward the end for brief cameos, but like most everyone else in the film, they barely register. With any luck, Vacation will barely register, as well. " ‐ Austin Chronicle
Posted Jul 30, 2015
3/5 60% Southpaw (2015) "Ultimately, Southpaw may not punch above its weight, but the film has an aim that's true. " ‐ Austin Chronicle
Posted Jul 23, 2015
1.5/5 17% Pixels (2015) "A ton of cameos by the likes of Serena Williams, Martha Stewart, and many others pop up with the regularity of thrown Donkey Kong barrels. " ‐ Austin Chronicle
Posted Jul 23, 2015
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