Scott Foundas

Scott Foundas

Agrees with the Tomatometer 73% of the time.

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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
100% Tales Of The Grim Sleeper (2014) " What emerges, finally, is an urgent distress call from one of America's many, predominately black inner cities cast adrift by decades of municipal neglect and institutional racism. " ‐ Variety
Posted Apr 27, 2015
75% Avengers: Age of Ultron (2015) " If this is what the apotheosis of branded, big-studio entertainment has come to look like in 2015, we could be doing much worse. Unlike its title character, "Age of Ultron" most definitely has soul. " ‐ Variety
Posted Apr 21, 2015
86% La Sapienza (2015) " An exquisite rumination on life, love and art that tickles the heart and mind in equal measure. " ‐ Variety
Posted Apr 8, 2015
31% Desert Dancer (2015) " As with so many "extraordinary" true stories, British director Richard Raymond's debut feature leaves you craving more truth and less canned inspirationalism. " ‐ Variety
Posted Apr 8, 2015
29% The Longest Ride (2015) " Appealing performances by a trio of second- and third-generation Hollywood kids keep this three-hankie twaddle more bearable than it deserves, but "Ride" will surely go the longest with audiences for whom this is not their first Sparks rodeo. " ‐ Variety
Posted Apr 7, 2015
81% Far From the Madding Crowd (2015) " What does register at every turn is a vibrant sense of time and place that pulls us into Hardy's bygone world even when the drama falters. " ‐ Variety
Posted Apr 2, 2015
76% Welcome To New York (2015) " A bluntly powerful provocation that begins as a kind of tabloid melodrama and gradually evolves into a fraught study of addiction, narcissism and the lava flow of capitalist privilege. " ‐ Variety
Posted Mar 23, 2015
89% The Kidnapping of Michel Houellebecq (2015) " A slight, slyly amusing farce that could be described as a French intellectual's equivalent of Michael Winterbottom's Trip movies, by way of Michael Bay's Pain & Gain. " ‐ Variety
Posted Mar 23, 2015
86% Backcountry (2015) " A couple of weekend backpackers face off against man and beast in director Adam MacDonald's accomplished, blunt-force wilderness adventure. " ‐ Variety
Posted Mar 23, 2015
19% Do You Believe? (2015) " More professionally produced and acted than the indiegelical norm, but only fitfully engaging on a dramatic level and entirely hermetic on a theological one. " ‐ Variety
Posted Mar 20, 2015
82% Furious 7 (2015) " The hit muscle-car franchise does itself and the late Paul Walker proud with a solid seventh entry. " ‐ Variety
Posted Mar 16, 2015
91% Jauja (2015) " Those open to other possibilities in cinematic language may marvel at Alonso's ability to hold a viewer rapt through little more than landscape, movement and sound, and ideas that emerge implicitly rather than being directly stated. " ‐ Variety
Posted Mar 16, 2015
100% Trainwreck (2015) " Amy Schumer and Judd Apatow craft a winning portrait of a good time Sally in the grip of her first serious relationship. " ‐ Variety
Posted Mar 16, 2015
78% Danny Collins (2015) " A familiar late-in-life redemption narrative, made surprisingly palatable by Pacino's winning comic bravado, a superb supporting cast, and currents of real feeling that cut through the expected bromides about the emptiness of fortune and fame. " ‐ Variety
Posted Mar 9, 2015
20% Kidnapping Mr. Heineken (2015) " Anthony Hopkins and a cast of erstwhile next-big-things go slumming in Daniel Alfredson's listless, fact-based kidnapping caper. " ‐ Variety
Posted Mar 5, 2015
6% Accidental Love (2015) " Very bad medicine indeed. " ‐ Variety
Posted Feb 25, 2015
86% Results (2015) " It gives off a warmly inviting glow. " ‐ Variety
Posted Feb 13, 2015
100% Taxi " Banned Iranian director Jafar Panahi takes to the streets of Tehran for another playful yet profound musing on the intersection of life and art. " ‐ Variety
Posted Feb 13, 2015
100% Queen of Earth " Hell is other people - especially the ones who know you best - in Alex Ross Perry's acidly funny and unnerving portrait of a psychological breakdown. " ‐ Variety
Posted Feb 13, 2015
100% Mr. Holmes (2015) " While the good detective himself hobbles about with a cane, "Mr. Holmes" the movie glides smoothly back and forth across decades and continents as it follows these disparate plot strands through to their eminently logical conclusions. " ‐ Variety
Posted Feb 8, 2015
No Score Yet Chuck Norris vs Communism " Stylish, breezily entertaining documentary explores the little-known role played by Hollywood movies - and one heroic film dubber - in toppling Romanian communism. " ‐ Variety
Posted Feb 6, 2015
No Score Yet The Summer Of Sangaile " Summer love blooms between two teenage girls in Lithuanian helmer Alante Kavaite's intoxicating sophomore feature. " ‐ Variety
Posted Feb 6, 2015
80% Grandma (2015) " An initially breezy family comedy about mothers, daughters and abortions that slowly sneaks up on you and packs a major wallop. " ‐ Variety
Posted Jan 27, 2015
60% The Wolfpack (2015) " There is much to enjoy in director Crystal Moselle's debut documentary feature, which if nothing else begs a where-are-they-now sequel a few years down the road. " ‐ Variety
Posted Jan 27, 2015
96% Going Clear: Scientology and the Prison of Belief (2015) " Alex Gibney shakes the Scientology tree in his crackling film version of Lawrence Wright's nonfiction bestseller. " ‐ Variety
Posted Jan 26, 2015
38% I Smile Back " Sarah Silverman's deep-dive performance as a drug-addled New Jersey housewife elevates director Adam Salky's prosaic addiction drama. " ‐ Variety
Posted Jan 26, 2015
100% Western " A low-key but sharply observed work that benefits from real local flavor and a gift for lyric image making. " ‐ Variety
Posted Jan 25, 2015
71% Experimenter " Michael Almereyda dissects the life and work of controversial psychologist Stanley Milgram in a highly stylized biopic worthy of its subject. " ‐ Variety
Posted Jan 25, 2015
86% Mistress America " Bristles with kinetic energy for the brief 84 minutes it's onscreen. " ‐ Variety
Posted Jan 25, 2015
80% Z For Zachariah " The film remains strangely inert, and the romantic triangle at the story's center never gives off any real passion or heat. " ‐ Variety
Posted Jan 25, 2015
100% Entertainment (2015) " An extravagantly rude, confrontational and surprisingly poignant study of a dissolute New York slacker waiting to inherit his dying father's fortune. " ‐ Variety
Posted Jan 24, 2015
100% James White " There wouldn't be much reason for us to care about what happens to the character at all were it not for the fugitive soulfulness that flickers in his eyes like a light at the end of some cavernous tunnel. " ‐ Variety
Posted Jan 23, 2015
83% What Happened, Miss Simone? " A most satisfying rendering of a complex cultural legacy ... " ‐ Variety
Posted Jan 23, 2015
52% The Humbling (2015) " Uneven but captivating. " ‐ Variety
Posted Jan 20, 2015
27% Wild Card (2015) " As usual, Statham gets a lot of mileage out of his droll, ever-present scowl, but as in "Heat," the movie's disparate narrative strands never really come together, and the climactic showdown feels pretty anticlimactic. " ‐ Variety
Posted Jan 14, 2015
76% Beloved Sisters (2015) " An unusually intelligent costume drama of bold personalities torn between the stirrings of the heart and the logic of the mind, while casting his revealing gaze upon Western Europe's bumpy transition from the 18th to 19th century. " ‐ Variety
Posted Jan 7, 2015
21% The Woman in Black 2 Angel of Death (2015) " A handsomely made but dramatically inert and not very scary sequel to 2012's surprise-hit ($127 million worldwide) Edwardian chiller. " ‐ Variety
Posted Jan 1, 2015
94% The Search For General Tso (2015) " A kind of culinary Searching for Sugar Man. " ‐ Variety
Posted Dec 29, 2014
71% Into the Woods (2014) " If so much as one tween viewer adds Sondheim to his or her iPod playlist alongside the likes of "Let it Go," all will have been worthwhile. " ‐ Variety
Posted Dec 17, 2014
53% The Interview (2014) " About as funny as a communist food shortage, and just as protracted. " ‐ Variety
Posted Dec 12, 2014
50% Night at the Museum: Secret of the Tomb (2014) " An altogether satisfying end to a series that has been vastly more entertaining than it had any reason to be. " ‐ Variety
Posted Dec 12, 2014
93% Enchanted (2007) " By the time you are reading this, the ads will already be proclaiming that Enchanted is "enchanting," and for once they'll be spot on. " ‐ L.A. Weekly
Posted Dec 10, 2014
50% Tip Top (2014) " The resulting clash of tones initially seems jarring, but ultimately original and invigorating. " ‐ Variety
Posted Dec 9, 2014
61% The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies (2014) " The result is at once the trilogy's most engrossing episode, its most expeditious (at a comparatively lean 144 minutes) and also itsdarkest - both visually and in terms of the forces thatstir in the hearts of men, dwarves and orcs alike. " ‐ Variety
Posted Dec 1, 2014
0% Reach Me (2014) " A misbegotten venture that constantly ups its own ante on histrionic overacting, ludicrous plot twists and insipid empowerment mantras ... " ‐ Variety
Posted Nov 20, 2014
99% Selma (2015) " Ava DuVernay's politically astute, psychologically acute MLK bio-pic makes the Civil Rights movement seem like only yesterday. " ‐ Variety
Posted Nov 12, 2014
54% On Any Sunday, The Next Chapter (2014) " An intoxicating blend of exotic travelogue, death-defying derring-do, and affecting profiles in courage and perseverance. " ‐ Variety
Posted Nov 7, 2014
90% A Most Violent Year (2015) " A tough, gritty, richly atmospheric thriller ... " ‐ Variety
Posted Nov 7, 2014
72% Interstellar (2014) " Reaffirms Nolan as the premier big-canvas storyteller of his generation, more than earning its place alongside "The Wizard of Oz," "2001," "Close Encounters of the Third Kind" and "Gravity" in the canon of Hollywood's visionary sci-fi head trips. " ‐ Variety
Posted Oct 27, 2014
93% The Duke Of Burgundy (2015) " An act of cinephilic homage that transcends pastiche to become its own uniquely sensuouscinematic object ... " ‐ Variety
Posted Oct 19, 2014
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