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Michael Nordine

Michael Nordine

Agrees with the Tomatometer 69% of the time.

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Showing 51 - 100 of 426
Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
90% Amour Fou (2015) "Its contemplative musings and understated beauty contribute to an oddly immersive rhythm that, once established, is easy to get lost in. " ‐ Vice
Posted Mar 18, 2015
91% Metalhead (2015) "The film deftly marries the essence of the music to a moving coming-of-age framework. " ‐ Village Voice
Posted Mar 17, 2015
20% Earth's Golden Playground (2015) "The pacing may sometimes feel glacial but, as with the gold we eventually see harvested, the payoff proves worth the effort. " ‐ Village Voice
Posted Mar 10, 2015
56% Champs (2015) "The latest boxing documentary is at its best when it isn't really about boxing. " ‐ Village Voice
Posted Mar 10, 2015
97% It Follows (2015) "As kind to its audience as it is to its characters. " ‐ Vice
Posted Mar 5, 2015
73% Young Bodies Heal Quickly (2015) "It isn't quite sustainable as far as crafting a narrative goes, but it is admirable. " ‐ Vice
Posted Mar 5, 2015
85% Wild Canaries (2015) "Levine deftly toes the seriocomic line, making us sure nothing underhanded has actually occurred in one scene and making us question that certainty in the next. " ‐ Vice
Posted Mar 5, 2015
78% R100 (2015) "Matsumoto stamps his lurid creation as inappropriate for all audiences under the age of 100 - which some will consider sound advice. " ‐ OZY
Posted Mar 5, 2015
B- 60% Maps to the Stars (2015) "Cronenberg doesn't pull any punches in his excoriation of this world, but he doesn't provide much revelatory insight either. " ‐ Willamette Week
Posted Mar 5, 2015
B- 68% All The Wilderness (2015) "The material is undeniably shopworn, but Johnson's spin on it is low-key and vivid. " ‐ Willamette Week
Posted Mar 5, 2015
40% Allure (2015) "At times there's no way to be sure whether what's on screen is scripted or candid, a formal tension that keeps the film on its toes while also underscoring that it's more effective as an experiential mood piece than it is as a drama. " ‐ Village Voice
Posted Mar 3, 2015
93% The Hunting Ground (2015) "The subject matter may not lend itself to an overtly ambitious aesthetic, but a film about individuals who refuse to be silenced could stand to take a few more chances itself. " ‐ Village Voice
Posted Feb 24, 2015
42% Da Sweet Blood of Jesus (2015) "Free of studio meddling, Lee gets to wallow in the excessive violence and comedy typical of an old grindhouse film. " ‐ Vice
Posted Feb 10, 2015
93% The Duke Of Burgundy (2015) "Strickland's skill is in how quickly he normalizes the proceedings, neither condescending to his characters nor using their inclinations for cheap laughs. " ‐ Vice
Posted Feb 10, 2015
88% The Tribe (2015) "A uniquely riveting experience sure to inspire an array of reactions-speechlessness included. " ‐ Vice
Posted Feb 10, 2015
34% Blackhat (2015) "The kind of movie film theorists could only dream about a century ago. " ‐ Vice
Posted Feb 10, 2015
No Score Yet Chuang ru zhe "A deeply unsettling exploration of the links between personal and national trauma. " ‐ OZY
Posted Feb 10, 2015
88% Backcountry (2015) "The vicarious thrills of getting lost in the cinematic wilderness have apparently yet to be exhausted. " ‐ OZY
Posted Feb 10, 2015
51% Unbroken (2014) "They say that living well is the best revenge; in Unbroken, simply surviving is. " ‐ OZY
Posted Feb 10, 2015
71% Into the Woods (2014) "The entire third act feels like a tacked-on verse that has no place in the finished song. " ‐ OZY
Posted Feb 10, 2015
99% Selma (2015) "DuVernay says she doesn't like typical historical dramas, and it shows. " ‐ OZY
Posted Feb 10, 2015
72% Big Eyes (2014) "Perhaps the worst insult that can be lobbed at Tim Burton's Big Eyes is that it bears little sign of actually having been directed by Tim Burton. " ‐ OZY
Posted Feb 10, 2015
100% Tales Of The Grim Sleeper (2014) "Broomfield takes all involved to task for their (mis)handling of the case in this dispiriting portrait of a cast-aside community. " ‐ OZY
Posted Feb 10, 2015
89% A Most Violent Year (2015) "Chandor charts the moral decline accompanying financial gain with weary-eyed aplomb. " ‐ OZY
Posted Feb 10, 2015
89% Winter Sleep (2014) "The actual narrative may sometimes trudge along like a traveler braving a blizzard without snowshoes, but Ceylan makes the smallest of moments feel like apocalyptic harbingers. " ‐ OZY
Posted Feb 10, 2015
73% Inherent Vice (2015) "A welcome return to the filmmaker's late '90s style; unlike his far grimmer recent output, here the occasionally overpraised writer-director is at his best counterbalancing the bleak with the bizarre. " ‐ OZY
Posted Feb 10, 2015
40% Lovesick (2014) "LeBlanc and Larter carry the day with a spectrum of charm missing from too many entries in this shaky, persistent genre. " ‐ Village Voice
Posted Feb 3, 2015
B- 80% Black Sea (2015) "Macdonald is a fine captain himself, particularly when it comes to the more visceral thrills. But he could have stood to cut the screed against the fat cats who line their pockets with dollars earned by the workingman. " ‐ Willamette Week
Posted Jan 30, 2015
40% Northern Borders (2015) "Sad family secrets abound on the secluded homestead in Jay Craven's adaptation of the novel by Frank Mosher, and though these mini-revelations go a long way ... it doesn't make their complicated dynamic much more involving. " ‐ Village Voice
Posted Jan 13, 2015
B+ 90% Norte, the End of History (2014) "Diaz roots his film in the quotidian so as to make it all the more noticeable when he reaches for the transcendent, a lofty goal he frequently achieves. " ‐ Willamette Week
Posted Jan 10, 2015
67% The World Made Straight (2015) "That's an intriguing question about life and fate, albeit one this film - about a chance discovery setting off an old vendetta - doesn't fully see through. " ‐ Village Voice
Posted Jan 7, 2015
B+ 60% The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies (2014) "There's finally a genuine sense of breathless urgency to the concluding chapter, which pits man against dwarf against elf against orc in an elegantly crafted, altogether glorious skirmish for supremacy over the Lonely Mountain " ‐ Willamette Week
Posted Dec 17, 2014
C- 27% Exodus: Gods and Kings (2014) "As with most epics, there are a lot of speeches and dead horses -- all in needless 3D -- but not enough genuine emotion to actually make any of it feel, well, epic. " ‐ Willamette Week
Posted Dec 17, 2014
100% Uzumasa Limelight (2014) "None of this goes down with any real verve, though Kamiyama's wrinkled face is a small marvel of expressivity. " ‐ L.A. Weekly
Posted Dec 3, 2014
B+ 82% The Homesman (2014) "Jones captures stark and disturbing moments with a matter-of-factness that's neither overstated nor flippantly casual. It's no revelation that this was a dangerous time and place, and he doesn't treat it as such. " ‐ Willamette Week
Posted Dec 3, 2014
B+ 87% Adieu au langage (Goodbye to Language) (2014) "Unlike anything else you'll see this year. " ‐ Willamette Week
Posted Nov 26, 2014
B- 65% The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 1 (2014) "Katniss is treated as a pawn when she's clearly a queen, her image constantly co-opted by entities beyond her control trying to use it for their own ends. No wonder Lawrence plays her so well. " ‐ Willamette Week
Posted Nov 20, 2014
B- 80% The Theory of Everything (2014) "Anyone who's seen Errol Morris' expressionistic documentary on Hawking knows a conventional approach isn't ideal for the ALS-afflicted genius-which isn't to say James Marsh's new film doesn't succeed on its own more modest terms. " ‐ Willamette Week
Posted Nov 19, 2014
B 72% American Sniper (2015) "Eastwood's deceptively straightforward take on the life of decorated marksman Chris Kyle is more rife with this sort of quandary than it initially appears. " ‐ indieWIRE
Posted Nov 12, 2014
67% Thou Wast Mild and Lovely (2014) "Our glimpses of what's already occurred and what will soon come are vivid and impressionistic, prophetic warnings about which everyone seems powerless to do anything other than silently observe. " ‐ Village Voice
Posted Nov 11, 2014
74% Starry Eyes (2014) "Uneven ... " ‐ Village Voice
Posted Nov 11, 2014
78% Butter On The Latch (2014) "Elegant and elliptical, Josephine Decker's psychodrama is a blurring of the line between waking and dream states. " ‐ Village Voice
Posted Nov 11, 2014
B 46% The Gambler (2014) "A cooly entertaining countdown narrative whose stakes rarely feel as life-and-death as they're meant to. " ‐ indieWIRE
Posted Nov 11, 2014
92% Death Metal Angola (2014) "The genre's aggressive qualities aren't just a coping mechanism, but also a means of recontextualizing personal and national traumas. " ‐ Village Voice
Posted Nov 5, 2014
B 98% Citizenfour (2014) "Like a '70s paranoia thriller with real-world consequences. " ‐ Willamette Week
Posted Nov 5, 2014
B- 68% Laggies (2014) "Better late than never. " ‐ Willamette Week
Posted Nov 5, 2014
67% Bitter Honey (2014) "Lemelson's interviews can be repetitive in their direct staging, but there's inspiration in his conceit of using a shadow-puppet performance set to gamelan music as interludes. " ‐ Village Voice
Posted Oct 28, 2014
No Score Yet Scream At The Devil "Stachura turns everything up to 11 almost from the outset, and all escalation from there feels overwrought. " ‐ L.A. Weekly
Posted Oct 22, 2014
9% Revenge of the Green Dragons (2014) "Green Dragons wants to be spaghetti with marinara, but it's closer to egg noodles and ketchup. " ‐ Village Voice
Posted Oct 21, 2014
52% Low Down (2014) "There are too many notes that, while not false, are neither satisfactorily resolved nor left interestingly unresolved. " ‐ Village Voice
Posted Oct 21, 2014
71% America The Beautiful 3 (2014) "Roberts hearkens back to the days of his youth as "a more innocent time," a familiar-enough complaint that he makes persuasive: when dirty magazines were rare, and sex, though certainly on adolescents' minds, wasn't also everywhere else. " ‐ Village Voice
Posted Oct 15, 2014
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