Robert Lloyd

Robert Lloyd

Agrees with the Tomatometer 93% of the time.

Publications:
L.A. Weekly , Los Angeles Times
Total Reviews:
250

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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Add Date
75% The Cosmopolitans: Season One (TV, 2014) " There are not a lot of Stillman movies around - he has made four since 1990, his most recent being 2011's Damsels in Distress - so this addition to the oeuvre feels like a gift. " — Los Angeles Times
Posted Aug 28, 2014
39% Intruders: Season 1 (TV, 2014) " It labors under the weight of some tired tropes - secret societies guarding secret knowledge through the ages, people willing to do anything to live forever. " — Los Angeles Times
Posted Aug 25, 2014
90% The Wrong Mans: Season 1 (TV, 2013) " The goings-on feel fresh in the way that kids at play make spy or space stories their own, even as they repeat what TV and the movies have taught them. " — Los Angeles Times
Posted Aug 12, 2014
89% Outlander: Season 1 (TV, 2014) " Indeed, though it is not something that, on paper, I would expect much to care for, as made flesh by Moore and his exceedingly talented company, I like Outlander very much. " — Los Angeles Times
Posted Aug 11, 2014
87% The Knick: Season 1 (TV, 2014) " Some will want to watch - and, for all my reservations, I do recommend giving The Knick a try - with a head turned half from the screen. I did, anyway. " — Los Angeles Times
Posted Aug 8, 2014
100% Garfunkel and Oates: Season 1 (TV, 2014) " There are excellent small details. " — Los Angeles Times
Posted Aug 7, 2014
100% Black Jesus: Season 1 (TV, 2014) " I'm not saying it's particularly deep, and it is filled with language that cannot be reproduced in this newspaper, but it's good-natured and, compared with a lot of what's on television, the comedy is gentle and hopeful. " — Los Angeles Times
Posted Aug 7, 2014
25% Partners: Season 1 (TV, 2014) " It's funny at times, as it would almost have to be. But it's more often vexing, like an out-of-tune guitar. " — Los Angeles Times
Posted Aug 5, 2014
56% Sharknado 2: The Second One (2014) " Ridiculousness. Super-ridiculousness. Mega-ridiculousness. Meta-ridiculousness. Love. Fireworks." — Los Angeles Times
Posted Aug 4, 2014
89% Manhattan: Season 1 (TV, 2014) " The show... is a solid, involving big-canvas drama that plausibly re-creates a time and place and fills it with some original characters. " — Los Angeles Times
Posted Jul 28, 2014
53% The Lottery: Season 1 (TV, 2014) " The pilot is smack dab in the middle of all right. The action is active, the suspense tense, the actors game. It seems a little silly at times, but meet it halfway and the hour passes painlessly. " — Los Angeles Times
Posted Jul 21, 2014
100% The Whole Gritty City " It is a look at life, rather than a structured argument; or rather, the argument is made continually, with casual eloquence." — Los Angeles Times
Posted Jul 18, 2014
29% Backpackers: Season 1 (TV, 2014) " This may be how it is among the backpacking young nowadays; surely, we are meant to see them as passionate, in their individual ways. Yet the whole business feels a little shallow. " — Los Angeles Times
Posted Jul 15, 2014
67% Seed: Season 1 (TV, 2013) " You've seen it all before. But there's a reason it keeps coming around again. " — Los Angeles Times
Posted Jul 15, 2014
67% Matador: Season 1 (TV, 2014) " The culture is acknowledged, but it's never the point. It matters and it doesn't matter, and there's a sort of progress in that.- " — Los Angeles Times
Posted Jul 15, 2014
100% The Almighty Johnsons: Season 1 (TV, 2011) " As in Buffy the Vampire Slayer or Xena: Warrior Princess, the epic and preposterous blend profitably with the commonplace and casual. " — Los Angeles Times
Posted Jul 11, 2014
83% Extant: Season 1 (TV, 2014) " It is an elegant and well-appointed production, with some nice Cinematic Moments " — Los Angeles Times
Posted Jul 9, 2014
80% Vicious: Season 1 (TV, 2013) " As a jazz musician might do something lovely even with a banal melody, McKellen and Jacobi - baritone to tenor - make beautiful, dissonant music together. " — Los Angeles Times
Posted Jul 1, 2014
46% Reckless: Season 1 (TV, 2014) " Reckless...is a summery crime-soap, just complicated enough to be diverting without taxing brains addled by the sun. " — Los Angeles Times
Posted Jul 1, 2014
69% The Leftovers: Season 1 (TV, 2014) " Though it is expertly made, with evident commitment and passion and art behind and before the camera, I also found it on the whole frustrating and unsatisfying. " — Los Angeles Times
Posted Jun 27, 2014
82% Girl Meets World: Season 1 (TV, 2014) " Though it is not exactly in the spirit of the original, it should satisfy any "Boy" fans eager to see it. " — Los Angeles Times
Posted Jun 26, 2014
82% Almost Royal: Season 1 (TV, 2014) " Fortunately, Gamble and Hoggart can be quite funny in their pretended confusion. Their strategies are sometimes too obvious, but often the humor takes a nicely absurdist turn. " — Los Angeles Times
Posted Jun 24, 2014
100% Curb Your Enthusiasm: Season 4 (TV, 2004) " We are facing a fourth season of Curb Your Enthusiasm, Larry David's brilliant, cinema verite-style, semi-improvised sitcom, in which the Seinfeld co-creator plays what he calls, incredibly, a "more likable" version of himself. " — Los Angeles Times
Posted Jun 20, 2014
97% Orange is the New Black: Season 2 (TV, 2014) " There is tension, but of a quiet sort, and much sweetness " — Los Angeles Times
Posted Jun 12, 2014
44% Power: Season 1 (TV, 2014) " If this sounds like your idea of a summer entertainment, by all means dig in; you will not be disappointed. " — Los Angeles Times
Posted Jun 12, 2014
83% Endeavour: Pilot (TV, 2012) " It is a suitably complicated and pictorially engaging work of period suburban mystery. " — Los Angeles Times
Posted Jun 10, 2014
50% Jennifer Falls: Season 1 (TV, 2014) " It's a fine cast, and one wishes they had something a little more focused to do, something a little less predictable, something that wove the isolated good moments into a consistent whole. " — Los Angeles Times
Posted Jun 5, 2014
20% The Night Shift: Season 1 (TV, 2014) " I have watched eight episodes with little pain, and ... I have watched eight episodes. " — Los Angeles Times
Posted May 28, 2014
96% Plimpton! Starring George Plimpton As Himself (2013) " Many of you will not have heard of him. (All the more reason to watch Tom Bean and Luke Poling's affectionate, at times intoxicating documentary.)" — Los Angeles Times
Posted May 16, 2014
92% Louie: Season 4 (TV, 2014) " Everything here is made with an extra degree, or several extra degrees, of care and ambition. I can't think of another television comedy, ever, as visually acute or sensitive to mood or staging. " — Los Angeles Times
Posted May 6, 2014
76% Playing House: Season 1 (TV, 2014) " The humor gets low at times, but the characters themselves do not; which is not to say that they keep their dignity. " — Los Angeles Times
Posted May 1, 2014
75% Deadbeat: Season 1 (TV, 2014) " It's a series I look upon, out of my fondness for Labine, with quasi-paternal indulgence. I recommend it, in spite of its failings. " — Los Angeles Times
Posted Apr 9, 2014
94% Silicon Valley: Season 1 (TV, 2014) " Silicon Valley is a comedy, certainly, and a very funny one, but it doesn't spend all its time reminding you of the fact. " — Los Angeles Times
Posted Apr 7, 2014
10% Friends With Better Lives: Season 1 (TV, 2014) " There are breast jokes, genital jokes, a long oral sex joke, an alcoholic-sorority-girl-defecating-in-a-closet joke. A few hit, many miss. The war goes on. " — Los Angeles Times
Posted Mar 31, 2014
72% The 100: Season 1 (TV, 2014) " There are, to be sure, some suspenseful moments and effective sequences. (Homemade knives occasionally give it the air of a 1950s juvenile delinquent film.) There are luminous butterflies to marvel at and strange beasts to contend with. " — Los Angeles Times
Posted Mar 20, 2014
78% From Dusk Till Dawn: Season 1 " The characters, the sympathetic ones, are rounded enough so that you feel for them a little when things threaten to go or go bad. It has more of a moral center. " — Los Angeles Times
Posted Mar 12, 2014
36% Believe: Season 1 (TV, 2014) " If the show were less pulpy - if it offered its grab bag of old tropes as jewels rather than as cupcakes - it would also be less good. " — Los Angeles Times
Posted Mar 10, 2014
0% Saint George: Season 1 (TV, 2014) " His series stands a good chance of success, I would guess, in spite of the fact that creatively it is a bit of a mess. " — Los Angeles Times
Posted Mar 7, 2014
25% Mind Games: Season 1 (TV, 2014) " The show's salvation, creatively at least, may be in such occasional failures more than in the mandated victories. " — Los Angeles Times
Posted Mar 3, 2014
65% The Red Road: Season 1 (TV, 2014) " The show tells you covertly a lot about the characters, building them up through bits of behavior and stray remarks that can seem contradictory at first but do start to cohere into something more complex. " — Los Angeles Times
Posted Mar 3, 2014
36% Mixology: Season 1 (TV, 2014) " The end is a long way away, however, and I am tired of this bar. " — Los Angeles Times
Posted Feb 26, 2014
50% Happily Divorced : Season 1 (TV, 2011) " I find it easy to root for Drescher, whose sweetness seems genuine. " — Los Angeles Times
Posted Feb 18, 2014
59% Star-Crossed: Season 1 (TV, 2014) " Within its bounds and even its baldly obvious analogies and soft political points, it is effective enough. " — Los Angeles Times
Posted Feb 18, 2014
—— Spies of Mississippi (2014) " No matter how many times you've seen the history documented, it remains eye-opening; no matter how many times you've heard it, it's worth hearing again." — Los Angeles Times
Posted Feb 12, 2014
76% The Unusuals: Season 1 (TV, 2009) " The cast is excellent, and there's potential here, even though tonight's opening episode, as pilots will, tries a little too hard. " — Los Angeles Times
Posted Jan 30, 2014
57% Fleming: The Man Who Would be Bond: Season 1 (TV, 2014) " Despite its troublesome subject, the series succeeds, moderately, in letting you know that it knows that Bond, as his creator conceived him, is a relic, and that Fleming's pulp-novel aspirations are worth skewering. " — Los Angeles Times
Posted Jan 29, 2014
73% Hot in Cleveland: Season 1 (TV, 2010) " Like the women in it, the show is solid and professional and holds together well. " — Los Angeles Times
Posted Jan 28, 2014
—— The State Of Arizona " What The State of Arizona does do is give a sense of the issues as lived on the ground, of the energies marshaled by each side - so often missing from the reported news - and the human consequences of policymaking." — Los Angeles Times
Posted Jan 28, 2014
58% Black Sails: Season 1 (TV, 2014) " Black Sails depiction of daily life among the pirates is plausibly authentic and workaday, and the Nassau through which they roam feels real and well-peopled. These things draw you in as much as the slow-blooming intrigue. " — Los Angeles Times
Posted Jan 27, 2014
97% Sherlock: Season 3 (TV, 2014) " The series is a comment on Holmes as much as it is an adventure in which he stars. Knowingness is one of the things it wants to share with you. " — Los Angeles Times
Posted Jan 24, 2014
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