Meredith Borders

Meredith Borders

Agrees with the Tomatometer 84% of the time.

Meredith Borders's reviews (from any publication) always count toward the Tomatometer because this critic is a Tomatometer-approved critic.

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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
No Score Yet Ojuju "The filmmaking and especially the editing are messy and inelegant, but there's a lot of beauty to be found in OJUJU, and a lot of charm, too. " ‐ Birth.Movies.Death.
Posted Jul 22, 2015
67% (T)ERROR "Its filmmaking never equals its content in terms of innovation. But it's critical that this story is told, and (T)ERROR makes no bones about telling it. " ‐ Birth.Movies.Death.
Posted Jul 21, 2015
No Score Yet I Am Thor "Jon Mikl Thor is a showman and a stalwart, a flat-out legend, and I AM THOR is the often uproarious, and sometimes quite poignant, love letter he deserves. " ‐ Birth.Movies.Death.
Posted Jul 20, 2015
No Score Yet Hello, My Name is Doris "This is one of the warmest, most appealing films of the past few years, and although it's likely to be described with words like "unconventional" and "quirky," the thing it is most is authentic. " ‐ Birth.Movies.Death.
Posted Jun 28, 2015
No Score Yet Hannibal: Season 3 Episode 4 ""Aperitivo," directed by first time HANNIBAL director Marc Jobst, is missing some of the grave beauty of Vincenzo Natali's episodes, but it's a very poignant and very funny hour of television. " ‐ Birth.Movies.Death.
Posted Jun 28, 2015
91% The Midnight Swim (2015) "The relationship among the three sisters is THE MIDNIGHT SWIM's greatest strength - Palladino, Lafleur and Burdge are so believably family. " ‐ Birth.Movies.Death.
Posted Jun 28, 2015
No Score Yet Hannibal: Season 3 Episode 3 "This is the third episode in a row directed by Vincenzo Natali, and each is increasingly beautiful and inaccessible. These are no attempts to win over casual viewers, but instead lovely, nearly impenetrable poems, things to be studied. " ‐ Birth.Movies.Death.
Posted Jun 19, 2015
No Score Yet Hannibal: Season 3 Episode 2 "HANNIBAL is such an exquisite show, visually and auditorily, Bryan Fuller's valentine to cinema that we are fortunate to receive on our televisions every week. " ‐ Birth.Movies.Death.
Posted Jun 19, 2015
No Score Yet Hannibal: Season 3 Episode 1 "Hannibal and Bedelia live out their dark fairy tale in the Season 3 premiere of Bryan Fuller's brilliant drama. " ‐ Birth.Movies.Death.
Posted Jun 19, 2015
33% Poltergeist (2015) "This movie is aggressively unscary. " ‐ Birth.Movies.Death.
Posted May 22, 2015
No Score Yet Viy (Forbidden Empire) (2009) "FORBIDDEN EMPIRE is wild and colorful and exciting and funny; it's neck-deep in witches and monsters and magic and devilry. It's a bit of a mess, but it's the sort of mess more movies should make of themselves. " ‐ Birth.Movies.Death.
Posted May 21, 2015
No Score Yet Cooties (2015) "COOTIES is blithely bonkers in a way that feels new and unexpected. " ‐ Birth.Movies.Death.
Posted May 11, 2015
73% Goodnight Mommy (2015) "Few films craft an atmosphere of suspense as deftly as GOODNIGHT MOMMY. This movie will make you extraordinarily nervous. " ‐ Birth.Movies.Death.
Posted May 11, 2015
61% Unfriended (2015) "This is a movie for savvy Internet kids, and it feels savvy itself. Unlike so many other movies that make this attempt and feel ancient, [Unfriended] feels current. " ‐ Birth.Movies.Death.
Posted Apr 13, 2015
92% We Are Still Here (2015) "The movie is intermittently sad and funny, and always inscrutable, and then the climax is just pure, unqualified carnage. It's 84 minutes of hypnagogia that wakes itself - and its audience - mid-massacre. " ‐ Birth.Movies.Death.
Posted Mar 23, 2015
No Score Yet The Final Girls "There's plenty to like in Todd Strauss-Schulson's THE FINAL GIRLS, a perky meta homage to slashers of the '70s and '80s. " ‐ Birth.Movies.Death.
Posted Mar 19, 2015
29% Get Hard (2015) "The greatest comedic geniuses of our time or any other couldn't improve on a script as basically, fundamentally wrong as GET HARD's. " ‐ Birth.Movies.Death.
Posted Mar 18, 2015
85% Trainwreck (2015) "You've seen this movie, but TRAINWRECK still manages to surprise in how profoundly funny it is, and in the wonderful realism and recognizability of Amy's character. " ‐ Birth.Movies.Death.
Posted Mar 17, 2015
95% Spy (2015) "Melissa McCarthy finally gets the role she deserves, and she doesn't squander it. (Not for nothing: this is also true of Jason Statham.) " ‐ Birth.Movies.Death.
Posted Mar 16, 2015
92% Ex Machina (2015) "Like the artificial intelligence at its center, EX MACHINA is an experience that is both cerebral and sensual. It's riveting. It has secrets. And it will certainly surprise you. " ‐ Birth.Movies.Death.
Posted Mar 15, 2015
85% Cinderella (2015) "Here's how magic happens: you take the familiar and transform it into something extraordinary. " ‐ Birth.Movies.Death.
Posted Mar 10, 2015
38% Ejecta (2015) "On narrative alone, it's hard to recommend EJECTA, but on style and flourish, it's hard not to. " ‐ Birth.Movies.Death.
Posted Mar 1, 2015
27% The Wedding Ringer (2015) "You've seen this done before, but you've never seen it done so poorly. " ‐ Birth.Movies.Death.
Posted Jan 16, 2015
74% Starry Eyes (2014) "STARRY EYES' story is not uncommon, but its execution is grand. The film is harrowing and insightful, unafraid to go to places both dark and deep. " ‐ Birth.Movies.Death.
Posted Nov 14, 2014
93% Creep "CREEP is often riotously funny, but in a way that escalates the tension rather than relieving it. And it's also deeply awkward, a film that finds horror in the uncomfortable. " ‐ Birth.Movies.Death.
Posted Aug 4, 2014
63% The Green Inferno (2015) "It never lets up: it barrels ahead, exuberant and relentless in its brutality, never giving the audience a second to unclench. It's a feast for gorehounds, one with an unsubtle message about the way that uninformed activism harms more than it helps. " ‐ Birth.Movies.Death.
Posted Aug 3, 2014
67% WolfCop (2015) "WOLFCOP, for all of its silliness and its snort-worthy title, is not that lamest of things: the intentionally bad movie. Writer/director Lowell Dean clearly cares about the film, and he takes a ridiculous concept and puts a lot of love into it. " ‐ Birth.Movies.Death.
Posted Aug 2, 2014
89% When Animals Dream (2015) "It's a horror film that relies on intimacy and personal resonance over jump-scares, and it's incredibly effective in that approach. " ‐ Birth.Movies.Death.
Posted Aug 1, 2014
81% The Canal (2014) "The terror of THE CANAL stems from something much deeper than blood or loud bangs. It is the terror of abject certainty - certainty that everything will get worse, much worse, before all of this is over. " ‐ Birth.Movies.Death.
Posted Jul 26, 2014
56% The Purge: Anarchy (2014) "A well-paced action movie with clear stakes, a badass hero and real ideas. THE PURGE: ANARCHY is a fun movie, but it's not a thoughtless one. " ‐ Birth.Movies.Death.
Posted Jul 21, 2014
87% The Strain: Season 1 (TV, 2014) "Knowing what I do of how The Strain plays out, the pilot kicks off these events perfectly, and I'm dying to see the second episode already. " ‐ Birth.Movies.Death.
Posted Jul 7, 2014
28% Deliver Us from Evil (2014) "Serviceable, standard and utterly unsurprising. But hey, if you really, really love The Doors, this movie's for you. " ‐ Birth.Movies.Death.
Posted Jul 4, 2014
47% All Cheerleaders Die (2014) "Much of the plot swerves to completely unpredictable places, and even if the result isn't always successful, it's never boring. " ‐ Birth.Movies.Death.
Posted Jun 13, 2014
100% Frequencies (2014) "Fisher creates a fully-realized new world in FREQUENCIES, and he does it with words and concepts instead of computer graphics and creatures. " ‐ Birth.Movies.Death.
Posted May 28, 2014
94% The Dance of Reality (2014) "The film is a poem of ideas, a myth, a spectacle - and yet it never ceases to be a story, one with a beginning, a middle and an end. Jodorowsky speaks in cyphers, but his storytelling is clear and lucid. " ‐ Birth.Movies.Death.
Posted Mar 12, 2014
86% Chef (2014) "CHEF is a lot of things - it's fitting that a road trip movie should be so all over the map - but what it is most of all is a celebration of tasty food and the people who make it, and I guess I can get behind that. " ‐ Birth.Movies.Death.
Posted Mar 12, 2014
73% Neighbors (2014) "It's a disgusting, rowdy comedy with an amazing amount of heart, and if it can make me feel bad for a fraternity, it can truly do anything. " ‐ Birth.Movies.Death.
Posted Mar 12, 2014
78% Veronica Mars (2014) "I know it was a long time ago, and maybe you haven't thought of her lately at all, but trust me: Veronica Mars is still your friend. " ‐ Birth.Movies.Death.
Posted Mar 12, 2014
65% The Heat (2013) "Bullock and McCarthy have the sort of comedic chemistry that studios could chase for decades and never successfully manufacture. The moment they share a scene together, it's like magic. It's alchemy. THE HEAT turns into something beyond special. " ‐ Birth.Movies.Death.
Posted Jun 29, 2013
68% Trance (2013) "TRANCE is neither righteously wanton nor deliberately abstract. It's merely half-baked storytelling made memorable by sheer ugliness. " ‐ Birth.Movies.Death.
Posted Apr 10, 2013
94% Blancanieves (2013) "This film is simply gorgeous, pure beauty on film, a vision that leaves you breathless and reeling. " ‐ Birth.Movies.Death.
Posted Apr 8, 2013
88% This Is Where We Live (2013) "THIS IS WHERE WE LVIE feels like a specimen of untempered life. Nothing rings false in this unassuming film. " ‐ Birth.Movies.Death.
Posted Apr 6, 2013
86% Il Futuro (2013) "THE FUTURE challenges us and darts out of grasp just when we think we've gotten it, but a day later and I can't stop thinking about it. " ‐ Birth.Movies.Death.
Posted Apr 6, 2013
28% Project X (2012) "PROJECT X is the male gaze substantiated and concentrated into ninety sweaty minutes. " ‐ Birth.Movies.Death.
Posted Apr 3, 2013
19% Girls Against Boys (2013) "Austin Chick's GIRLS AGAINST BOYS is clothed in the sort of misguided feminism that shoves a gun in the hands of leggy bartenders and calls them empowered. " ‐ Birth.Movies.Death.
Posted Apr 3, 2013
78% Killer Joe (2012) "Friedkin, Letts and the entire cast barrel ahead through incredibly strange, dark territory, never looking back to see if the audience is keeping up. But those who do won't regret it. " ‐ Birth.Movies.Death.
Posted Apr 3, 2013
90% Safety Not Guaranteed (2012) "SAFETY NOT GUARANTEED sticks the landing. " ‐ Birth.Movies.Death.
Posted Apr 3, 2013
83% Sleepwalk With Me (2012) "I guess there are only so many times you can tell a story - even a great story - before even you are tired of hearing it. " ‐ Birth.Movies.Death.
Posted Apr 3, 2013
31% Intruders (2012) "I could think of a half dozen things that INTRUDERS almost says, but the film doesn't take the time to actually say any of them. " ‐ Birth.Movies.Death.
Posted Apr 3, 2013
70% Liberal Arts (2012) "LIBERAL ARTS never manages to turn these great performances and familiar dilemmas into something substantial. " ‐ Birth.Movies.Death.
Posted Apr 3, 2013
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