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Michael Nordine

Michael Nordine

Agrees with the Tomatometer 69% of the time.

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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
89% Kaili Blues (Lu Bian Ye Can) "Like Kafka by way of Apichatpong Weerasethakul ... " ‐ Village Voice
Posted May 18, 2016
96% Almost Holy (Crocodile Gennadiy) (2016) "Almost Holy has the feel of following an embedded journalist on one of those raw, ground-level views of a problem you'd never considered before but now, by virtue of good reporting, feels urgent and alive. " ‐ Village Voice
Posted May 18, 2016
91% The Lobster (2016) "The Lobster is Lanthimos's first English-language film - Kinetta, Dogtooth, and Alps were all in his native Greek - but no aspect of his sensibility has been lost in translation. " ‐ Village Voice
Posted May 11, 2016
13% Pelé: Birth of a Legend (2016) "Co-directors Jeff and Michael Zimbalist stick to the playbook throughout, from typical moments of uplift to a Pelé cameo only slightly less fan-serving than Stan Lee's Marvel spots. " ‐ Village Voice
Posted May 11, 2016
78% Sin Alas (2015) "Sin Alas matches the half-awake feeling evoked by Luis's ruminations - on love, on Cuba's history, and on himself - well enough to feel authentic even when it meanders too far from what makes it most compelling. " ‐ Village Voice
Posted May 4, 2016
8% Mother's Day (2016) "It's fine that the makeshift trilogy (please, let it only be a trilogy) is a simple-minded ode to love meant to send everyone home happy. So why doesn't it actually send anyone home happy? " ‐ Village Voice
Posted Apr 30, 2016
55% Pali Road (2016) "Chen's full-bodied commitment to her role adds something new to this familiar scenario, which also benefits from its idyllic island setting; psychodrama and Hawaii pair surprisingly well. " ‐ Village Voice
Posted Apr 27, 2016
67% A Hologram for the King (2016) "Even when A Hologram for a King rests on shaky narrative ground (which is often), Tykwer's confidently frenetic presentation and a host of surreal grace notes lend it a sense of urgency that keeps us on our toes, if not the edge of our seats. " ‐ TheWrap
Posted Apr 21, 2016
74% Men & Chicken (Mænd & høns) (2016) "Mikkelsen, blessed with the rare ability to class up a joint while also being the most menacing guy in the room, is cast against type as a mustachioed philanderer; based on the evidence, his estimable talents are better suited to Hannibal. " ‐ Village Voice
Posted Apr 21, 2016
80% Hostile Border (Pocha: Manifest Destiny) (2016) "Co-directors Dwyer and Kaitlin McLaughlin prove more adept at the first act's low-key character building than the action-movie showdowns they're building toward, but Claudia's use of a makeshift flamethrower late in the game is an unexpected joy. " ‐ L.A. Weekly
Posted Apr 15, 2016
77% 13 Cameras (2016) "The film inspires almost no feeling at all - even the Friday the 13th movies bother giving the bad guy a backstory. " ‐ Village Voice
Posted Apr 14, 2016
71% Mad Tiger (2016) "Yellow and Red in particular don't hesitate to show that there's real pain behind their personas. Some costumes are for fun, but others are uniforms projecting a level of self-confidence that otherwise wouldn't exist. " ‐ L.A. Weekly
Posted Apr 6, 2016
26% Kill Your Friends (2016) "Turning the sociopathic cynicism up to eleven tends to be ineffective unless wit and insight are included in the mix. " ‐ Village Voice
Posted Mar 29, 2016
89% Fastball (2016) "[Stands] as further testament to baseball's status as our most chess-like sport, and one that, even when broken down to its tiniest component parts, never loses its magic. " ‐ Village Voice
Posted Mar 22, 2016
54% The Program (2016) "All that's missing for Foster, usually so measured in his embodiment of difficult characters, are a monocle and twirled mustache. " ‐ Village Voice
Posted Mar 15, 2016
71% Too Late (2016) "You've seen a lot of movies like Too Late, and yet you haven't. " ‐ Village Voice
Posted Mar 15, 2016
46% Knight of Cups (2016) "Malick releases his movies into the world like a falconer: Once let loose, they have minds of their own. " ‐ City Pages, Minneapolis/St. Paul
Posted Mar 9, 2016
91% A War (Krigen) (2016) "So comprehensive in its approach, deconstructing the pivotal moment from every possible perspective, as to instill in viewers the impression of being among the jurors presiding over this case. " ‐ City Pages, Minneapolis/St. Paul
Posted Mar 9, 2016
97% Chimes at Midnight (1965) "A best-of approach that cuts to the soul of a figure whom Welles considered Shakespeare's greatest creation. " ‐ City Pages, Minneapolis/St. Paul
Posted Mar 9, 2016
63% Rise of the Legend (Huang feihong zhi yingxiong you meng ) (2016) "Rise of the Legend's jumble of backstories, flashbacks, and betrayals can't hope to carry the same weight as its punches. " ‐ Village Voice
Posted Mar 8, 2016
79% The Wave (Bolgen) (2016) "The Wave is less a conventional disaster movie than a movie that happens to be about a disaster, a small distinction that makes a world of difference when it comes time to care what happens to any of these people ... " ‐ Village Voice
Posted Mar 1, 2016
91% Mei ren yu (The Mermaid) (2016) "You've already seen most of what Chow and his seven(!) co-screenwriters have crafted, and you've usually seen it with greater coherence and more impressive CGI. " ‐ Village Voice
Posted Feb 26, 2016
91% The Witch (2016) "We fear such things because they're unnatural, a perversion of everything we know to be true about the world. The Witch renders them even more horrifying by suggesting that they are natural - that witches and spirits have been here all along. " ‐ City Pages, Minneapolis/St. Paul
Posted Feb 20, 2016
100% Jag är Ingrid (Ingrid Bergman in Her Own Words) (2015) "Björkman's best quality as a documentarian is ultimately a double-edged sword: He's too content to let his subject do all the talking. " ‐ City Pages, Minneapolis/St. Paul
Posted Feb 19, 2016
52% Risen (2016) "Despite not doing much more than preach to the choir, Risen is still more nuanced than the lion's share of recent faith-based dramas. " ‐ Village Voice
Posted Feb 19, 2016
64% Rolling Papers (2016) "For once, a documentary that matches the spirit of its subject. " ‐ Village Voice
Posted Feb 16, 2016
86% We Are Twisted F***ing Sister! (2016) "It's all steak, no sizzle - the opposite of Twisted Sister. " ‐ Village Voice
Posted Feb 16, 2016
80% Southbound (2016) "Just as most of [the characters] can't outrun their pasts, neither can they escape familiar plot contrivances that try too hard and achieve too little. " ‐ Village Voice
Posted Feb 3, 2016
85% Hail, Caesar! (2016) "They may not make them like they used to, but at least they still make them like this. " ‐ City Pages, Minneapolis/St. Paul
Posted Feb 3, 2016
42% Jane Got a Gun (2016) "O'Connor's movie is too sentimental and self-serious to add much of note to the mythos, but Portman embodies her character's grief no less movingly than her forebears. " ‐ Village Voice
Posted Feb 3, 2016
93% The Lady In The Van (2015) "As with the lady's neighbors, this movie doesn't know what to do with her. " ‐ City Pages, Minneapolis/St. Paul
Posted Jan 27, 2016
No Score Yet Everybody's Fine (Yi qie dou hao) (2016) "Anyone hoping for the understated yearning of something like Hirokazu Koreeda's Still Walking will be disappointed by Zhang's frequent saccharinity. " ‐ Village Voice
Posted Jan 26, 2016
28% The Boy (2016) "There's only so much she can do once the movie around her devolves into the usual barrage of jump scares, but Cohan maintains her composure even as Greta loses hers. " ‐ L.A. Weekly
Posted Jan 25, 2016
96% Spotlight (2015) "A risk-averse account of a group of people who were anything but. " ‐ City Pages, Minneapolis/St. Paul
Posted Jan 22, 2016
97% Brooklyn (2015) "Just because you can never go home again doesn't mean you can't make a new one. " ‐ City Pages, Minneapolis/St. Paul
Posted Jan 22, 2016
97% Heart of a Dog (2015) "This is cinematic free association, with one tangent leading to another and another until you've forgotten the original thread. " ‐ City Pages, Minneapolis/St. Paul
Posted Jan 22, 2016
95% The Wonders (2015) "Not honey-sweet, perhaps, but only bitter enough to make you appreciate its richness all the more. " ‐ City Pages, Minneapolis/St. Paul
Posted Jan 22, 2016
79% Macbeth (2015) "Striking visuals guide the way more breathlessly than any footnote could. " ‐ City Pages, Minneapolis/St. Paul
Posted Jan 22, 2016
70% The Danish Girl (2015) "The problem with The Danish Girl is the same problem with most movies directed by Tom Hooper: It's directed by Tom Hooper. " ‐ City Pages, Minneapolis/St. Paul
Posted Jan 22, 2016
61% Joy (2015) "It's all over the place in the worst way, stacking the deck against its heroine so high that everyone besides her comes across as a one-dimensional cartoon character. " ‐ City Pages, Minneapolis/St. Paul
Posted Jan 22, 2016
88% The Big Short (2015) "McKay's comic sensibilities are suited to highlighting the many absurdities of this situation, but they don't gel with the film's eventual call for viewers to get outraged at how little has been done to fix the quagmire. " ‐ City Pages, Minneapolis/St. Paul
Posted Jan 22, 2016
76% Trumbo (2015) "Hardly free of the bluster that is the hallmark of prestige pictures about 'serious' subjects, but there's a certain breeziness to Trumbo that keeps it from delighting in its own importance. " ‐ City Pages, Minneapolis/St. Paul
Posted Jan 22, 2016
94% Carol (2015) "Though some may be left cold by the remove at which Haynes keeps us from his superlative leads, others will be putty in his gifted hands. " ‐ City Pages, Minneapolis/St. Paul
Posted Jan 22, 2016
97% 45 Years (2015) "Understated to the point of being underwhelming. " ‐ City Pages, Minneapolis/St. Paul
Posted Jan 22, 2016
21% Diablo (2016) "The kind of movie your stepdad would mention having seen on Netflix a few days back but have trouble remembering the name of. (He'd probably think it was pretty good, though.) " ‐ L.A. Weekly
Posted Jan 22, 2016
10% Dirty Grandpa (2016) "Though many of these self-consciously crude jokes don't land, those that do are the life of the party. Late-era De Niro forever, y'all. " ‐ L.A. Weekly
Posted Jan 22, 2016
10% The Forest (2016) "These woods are intrinsically terrifying. In filtering those unique qualities through an overly familiar genre sensibility, the filmmakers have rendered them anything but. " ‐ Village Voice
Posted Jan 8, 2016
92% Anomalisa (2015) "These are the most tired-looking puppets you've ever seen, their sagging bodies and droopy eyes betraying two lifetimes of disappointment and lowered expectations. " ‐ City Pages, Minneapolis/St. Paul
Posted Jan 6, 2016
82% The Revenant (2015) "The Revenant isn't beautiful to look at because Iñárritu wants you take in the sights; it's beautiful because he wants you to know that there's nothing man can't ruin - or be ruined by. " ‐ City Pages, Minneapolis/St. Paul
Posted Jan 6, 2016
45% The Abandoned (2016) "Two second-act revelations alter its tired dynamic for the better, but those changes are undone by cheap scares and a climactic revelation that's more ho-hum than horrifying. " ‐ Village Voice
Posted Jan 5, 2016
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