Robin Clifford

Agrees with the Tomatometer 79% of the time.

Biography:
Robin, with his wife Laura (laura@reelingreviews.com), began reviewing films on a local cable access station in 1991. The show, Reeling, has since expanded into a number of major access stations, including Boston's BNN network. We have also established a film review column for a local chain newspaper in our home town of Malden MA. We are contributing reviewers on a number of entertainment sites. Our goal is to move our TV program into the commercial realm and continue to improve the quality and content of our written review to help promote a greater understanding of the movie media.
Publications:
Reeling Reviews
Critics' Group:
Broadcast Film Critics Association, Online Film Critics Society
Total Reviews:
3126
Total QuickRatings:
512

Listing Of All Reviews & Articles

Showing 51 - 100 of 3126
Rating T-Meter Title | Year Add Date
B+ 86% Under the Skin (2014) " The haunting other worldliness of "Under the Skin" gets, well, under your skin." — Reeling Reviews
Posted Apr 10, 2014
B —— Alien Abduction (2005) " ...it is the clever and intelligent screenplay that makes "Alien Abduction" work better than others of its kind." — Reeling Reviews
Posted Mar 31, 2014
B 84% The Unknown Known (2014) " Morris...is able to pierce Rumsfeld's defenses and refute his excuses with his trademark interview technique and his "Interrotron" camera that forces the subject to look us in the eye." — Reeling Reviews
Posted Mar 30, 2014
A- 98% Jodorowsky's Dune (2014) " 85-year old Alejandro Jodorowsky lights up the screen with his still-young sense of humor and the obvious passion he still holds for the project that never was." — Reeling Reviews
Posted Mar 30, 2014
B 99% The Missing Picture (2014) " Rithy Panh tells his story with the events recreated, with his many clay figures and settings, from his memories of the atrocities as a boy." — Reeling Reviews
Posted Mar 30, 2014
B- 41% Cesar Chavez (2014) " Michael Pena is solid in his portrayal of Cesar Chavez but it is not the star turner I had hoped for the versatile actor." — Reeling Reviews
Posted Mar 30, 2014
A- 97% Ernest & CĂ©lestine (2014) " "Ernest & Celestine" is a charming animated feature that is about tolerance, understanding and, most of all, the power of friendship." — Reeling Reviews
Posted Mar 30, 2014
B- 41% The Face of Love (2014) " "The Face of Love" is better than it should be, but is a derivative work that feels like a remake of something better." — Reeling Reviews
Posted Mar 21, 2014
C+ 79% Muppets Most Wanted (2014) " If [James] Bobin and company had reigned things in and kept a tighter focus on one, not three, plots...but they did not." — Reeling Reviews
Posted Mar 21, 2014
C 65% Bad Words (2014) " ...a bit sloppy in its narrative and the jokes are hit or miss, with the majority being misses." — Reeling Reviews
Posted Mar 20, 2014
B 77% Grand Piano (2014) " The cat-and-mouse suspense is evenly handled with Damien Chazelle's tight script - except for the killer's fuzzy motivation." — Reeling Reviews
Posted Mar 16, 2014
B+ 75% Nymphomaniac: Volume I (2014) " You may not like Lars Van Trier as a filmmaker but he does have an intriguing way in approaching his subjects." — Reeling Reviews
Posted Mar 16, 2014
B- 92% The Grand Budapest Hotel (2014) " I am sure that the cast and crew had a great deal of fun but the finished product is too much of an indulgence to get a place as one of the writer-director's best works." — Reeling Reviews
Posted Mar 9, 2014
B+ 96% The Lunchbox (2014) " The quality of the story and [Ritesh] Batra's deft skill at telling that story makes this a special film." — Reeling Reviews
Posted Mar 6, 2014
B 93% Child's Pose (2014) " Luminita Gheorghlu gives a gripping character study of a woman obsessed with keeping Barbu by her side. Her actions garner both loathing and sympathy, not an easy thing to do." — Reeling Reviews
Posted Mar 1, 2014
B 79% Bethlehem (2014) " ...makes a statement about the ongoing controversy between Israel and Palestine and does so in a frank and straightforward way." — Reeling Reviews
Posted Mar 1, 2014
C+ 42% Oldboy (2013) " ...we have a mediocre remake being released on Blu-ray and the extras are better than the film itself." — Reeling Reviews
Posted Mar 1, 2014
B+ 91% Omar (2014) " ...an affective piece of filmmaking and garners empathy for Omar. The fact that the helmer gets such solid performances from newcomers is, in itself, remarkable." — Reeling Reviews
Posted Mar 1, 2014
B 48% Stalingrad (2014) " The technical skill in making the battle scenes so convincing, for me, is the real draw to see the new "Stalingrad."" — Reeling Reviews
Posted Feb 28, 2014
A 89% The Wind Rises (2014) " The true story about Jiro Horikoshi and his career as a top aviation designer is made fuller with the love story between Jiro and Naoko." — Reeling Reviews
Posted Feb 21, 2014
D+ 29% 3 Days To Kill (2014) " "3 Days to Kill" does not know what kind of film it wants to be and that is not a good thing." — Reeling Reviews
Posted Feb 21, 2014
B+ 89% Tim's Vermeer (2014) " When you see how meticulously Tim duplicated the artist's painting - compare his with the original - you realize that this is an incredible adventure." — Reeling Reviews
Posted Feb 12, 2014
B 78% Fatal Assistance (2014) " Peck brings to new light what is happening in his country after the news cameras stopped recording and all the celebrities had gone home. Disasters are big news - think Katrina - but the aftermath is not." — Reeling Reviews
Posted Feb 12, 2014
B 58% The Returned (2014) " The concept of vigilantism zombie-style raises sympathy for the would-be monsters who just want a normal life, turning the genre on its ear." — Reeling Reviews
Posted Feb 12, 2014
C+ 32% The Monuments Men (2014) " It is too bad that the movie does not match its subject." — Reeling Reviews
Posted Feb 7, 2014
A- 95% The LEGO Movie (2014) " The film is made with intelligence and, more important, heart and needs to be remembered come year's end." — Reeling Reviews
Posted Feb 7, 2014
B+ 96% The Crash Reel (2013) " Lucy Walker makes a multi-faceted documentary that deals with the demands on Olympic-level athletes to excel at their chosen sport." — Reeling Reviews
Posted Jan 31, 2014
B- 87% A Field in England (2014) " "A Field in England" will likely appeal to Ben Wheatley fans with its combination of drama, horror, thriller and comedy." — Reeling Reviews
Posted Jan 31, 2014
B- 99% Gloria (2014) " The reason to see "Gloria" is to appreciate the fine performance by Paulina Garcia." — Reeling Reviews
Posted Jan 18, 2014
C+ 22% Gimme Shelter (2014) " the subject matter is best left to teen-oriented after school cable programming where it might influence its audience." — Reeling Reviews
Posted Jan 18, 2014
B 88% Ms. 45 (2013) " "Ms.45" may be over 30 years old but it has a timelessness to it that will appeal to the fans of exploitation movies even today." — Reeling Reviews
Posted Jan 18, 2014
B 76% The Invisible Woman (2013) " This look into the life of one of the world's greatest authors opens up an examination of the cost of celebrity and fame on Dickens and those closest to him." — Reeling Reviews
Posted Jan 18, 2014
B 93% The Past (2013) " ["The Past"] is not for all tastes but does give a view into the life of mixed cultures trying to make sense of things." — Reeling Reviews
Posted Jan 8, 2014
B+ 50% The Secret Life Of Walter Mitty (2013) " ...the adventure side of "Mitty" is loads of fun and it will entertain more than just the kids." — Reeling Reviews
Posted Dec 26, 2013
B 75% Lone Survivor (2014) " the filmmakers use their over-the-top action to accentuate the desperation of the team members...in trying to survive." — Reeling Reviews
Posted Dec 26, 2013
B 82% Camille Claudel, 1915 (2013) " Although nothing really happens throughout the 93-minute run time, the emotional conflicts that envelop the character of Camille kept me wondering, too - why is she there?" — Reeling Reviews
Posted Dec 24, 2013
A- 94% Inside Llewyn Davis (2013) " We have come to expect excellence from the Coen brothers and there films. They fulfill this expectation and come up with one of the best movies of the year. " — Reeling Reviews
Posted Dec 23, 2013
B- 59% Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom (2013) " The film's heart is in the right place but so much of Nelson Mandela's life is covered, the whole movie feels rushed." — Reeling Reviews
Posted Dec 19, 2013
C+ 74% The Hobbit: The Desolation Of Smaug (2013) " For those who read the book (and loved it), the films are merely a way to garner more billions from fans." — Reeling Reviews
Posted Dec 12, 2013
B+ 53% Out of the Furnace (2013) " "Out of the Furnace" is not an optimistic film, far from it. It is, though, a well-written and well-acted tome that pulls no punches." — Reeling Reviews
Posted Dec 8, 2013
B+ 92% Le Joli Mai (1963) " "Le Joli Mai (The Beautiful Month of May)" gives an historic insight into France during its evolution from colonial power to the socialist democracy it would become." — Reeling Reviews
Posted Dec 4, 2013
B 86% At Berkeley (2013) " "At Berkeley" is a must for educators facing the same problems as UCB but only hardcore film buffs, especially documentary fans, would consider taking four-hours of their time to see it. " — Reeling Reviews
Posted Nov 24, 2013
B- 72% Go For Sisters (2013) " [John Sayles] is known for the originality of his stories so "Go for Sisters" and its oft-told storyline is a bit of a disappointment." — Reeling Reviews
Posted Nov 24, 2013
A- 91% The Great Beauty (2013) " "The Great Beauty" is Italy's submission for best foreign language film and is one of the best of the year. It works on many levels including its excellent character study by Toni Servillo." — Reeling Reviews
Posted Nov 24, 2013
B+ 92% Nebraska (2013) " "Nebraska" is a slice of Americana that is amusing but also quite poignant." — Reeling Reviews
Posted Nov 19, 2013
C+ 48% All Is Bright (2013) " This is of the "nice" variety of movies and makes for an off beat Christmas flick." — Reeling Reviews
Posted Nov 17, 2013
B- 55% Capital (2013) " "Capital" gives an intriguing look into the high-level workings of corporate Europe through the eyes of Tourneuil in an effective character study." — Reeling Reviews
Posted Nov 12, 2013
B 60% Ender's Game (2013) " This is pure science fiction fantasy that should prove a crowd pleaser as the holiday season begins." — Reeling Reviews
Posted Nov 11, 2013
C+ 37% The Fifth Estate (2013) " The finale deflates the build up of the whole moral issue of leaking secret information when you realize this story of heroic truth-telling is also one about a man actually running away from his more debased crimes." — Reeling Reviews
Posted Oct 30, 2013
B- 98% Let The Fire Burn (2013) " Missing are modern-day talking head interviews with analysts or those who were there in 1985. This does not help those unfamiliar with the deadly event to get the historical perspective of time." — Reeling Reviews
Posted Oct 27, 2013
C+ 34% The Counselor (2013) " Disappointing." — Reeling Reviews
Posted Oct 26, 2013
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