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Sean Means

Sean Means

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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
3.5/4 78% Tallulah "A poignant drama propelled by top-flight performances. " ‐ Salt Lake Tribune
Posted Feb 4, 2016
3.5/4 86% Southside With You "Sumpter and newcomer Sawyers inhabit the roles of the future First Couple with easygoing charm. " ‐ Salt Lake Tribune
Posted Feb 2, 2016
3.5/4 No Score Yet Eat That Question: Frank Zappa in His Own Words "Zappa's prickly demeanor is on full display, and it's to Schütte's credit that he finds what Zappa doesn't say as illuminating as what he does. " ‐ Salt Lake Tribune
Posted Feb 2, 2016
2.5/4 76% Felix & Meira (2015) "Giroux's touch is sometimes too gentle, though, and one wishes he would nudge these characters into more than knowing glances and meaningful silences. " ‐ Salt Lake Tribune
Posted Jan 1, 2016
3.5/4 99% Timbuktu (2015) "Abderrahmane Sissako, perhaps the most influential African filmmaker working today, delivers in his Oscar-nominated Timbuktu a message the world needs to hear right this minute: Most Muslims don't like jihadists, either. " ‐ Salt Lake Tribune
Posted Dec 30, 2015
4/4 96% Room (2015) "As remarkable as Larson and Tremblay are individually, it's the interaction between them that takes Room to its emotional heights. Their depiction of a mother and child... is a joy to experience. " ‐ Salt Lake Tribune
Posted Dec 30, 2015
4/4 92% Star Wars: Episode VII - The Force Awakens (2015) "With the care of a true fan, Abrams melds the old with the new, bringing in fresh elements while reintroducing the characters and themes fans have loved for nearly four decades. " ‐ Salt Lake Tribune
Posted Dec 16, 2015
3/4 87% Tab Hunter Confidential (2015) "The retired actor charms by showing himself to be as reluctant at being a gay icon as he was at being a '50s heartthrob. " ‐ Salt Lake Tribune
Posted Dec 1, 2015
76% Goosebumps (2015) "The result is a safe-and-sane pre-Halloween treat. " ‐ Salt Lake Tribune
Posted Oct 16, 2015
2.5/4 88% How to Dance in Ohio (2015) "The young women's stories are presented so matter-of-factly, in a flat narrative, that their emotional power is muted. " ‐ Salt Lake Tribune
Posted Oct 13, 2015
1/4 26% Pan (2015) "By the end, the only happy thought "Pan" inspires is a desire to flee the theater. " ‐ Salt Lake Tribune
Posted Oct 8, 2015
3/4 93% Breathe (2015) "A harrowing examination of teen angst, as one girl navigates the highs and lows of an unstable friendship. " ‐ Salt Lake Tribune
Posted Oct 5, 2015
4/4 90% (T)ERROR (2015) "If Citizenfour had you paranoid at how invasive the National Security Agency can be, the eye-opening documentary (T)ERROR will scare you about how the FBI can destroy lives when it's blundering. " ‐ Salt Lake Tribune
Posted Sep 30, 2015
3/4 77% Racing Extinction (2015) "The breadth of Louie Psihoyos' environmental documentary Racing Extinction is wide -- the fate of animal species around the planet -- and the overall impact is forceful. " ‐ Salt Lake Tribune
Posted Sep 17, 2015
3.5/4 88% Straight Outta Compton (2015) "A vital and necessary movie that looks back to the birth of a movement that influences music and American life to this day. " ‐ Salt Lake Tribune
Posted Sep 11, 2015
3.5/4 68% Kahlil Gibran's The Prophet (2015) "The animators are uniformly talented, but wildly divergent in styles. " ‐ Salt Lake Tribune
Posted Sep 11, 2015
1.5/4 63% The Visit (2015) "The "Blair Witch"-like visual clichés, like the shaky camerawork and holding the camera too close to people's faces, inadvertently expose the weaknesses of Shyamalan's script. " ‐ Salt Lake Tribune
Posted Sep 11, 2015
3/4 46% A Walk In The Woods (2015) "A Walk in the Woods is at its best when Redford and Nolte let the laughs subside, and just relax as two guys contemplating their lives, mortality and the joys of one last adventure together. " ‐ Salt Lake Tribune
Posted Sep 3, 2015
3.5/4 76% People Places Things (2015) "Clement is funny and touching as the heartbroken artist, and he and Hall have a sparkling chemistry. " ‐ Salt Lake Tribune
Posted Aug 26, 2015
3.5/4 71% Once I Was A Beehive (2015) "[Director Maclain] Nelson fills "Once I Was a Beehive" with plenty of humor, poking gentle fun at camp quirks while also admiring the spirit of togetherness camping imparts to the girls. " ‐ Salt Lake Tribune
Posted Aug 24, 2015
3/4 97% Being Evel (2015) "A fast and fun ride through the life of one of America's strangest icons. " ‐ Salt Lake Tribune
Posted Aug 17, 2015
64% Ricki And The Flash (2015) "In short, she's someone you want to party with, and this big-hearted movie encourages you to keep up with her. " ‐ Salt Lake Tribune
Posted Aug 7, 2015
2.5/4 56% Paper Towns (2015) "[The filmmakers] can't unravel the central mystery of Margo or why, besides an ill-defined case of puppy love, Quentin would abandon good sense to pursue her. " ‐ Salt Lake Tribune
Posted Jul 25, 2015
1.5/4 17% Pixels (2015) ""Pixels" is proof that you should never give a good idea to Adam Sandler, for the same reason you don't let a toddler prepare an expensive lobster dinner - because it's wasteful and will end with an unpalatable mess. " ‐ Salt Lake Tribune
Posted Jul 25, 2015
3/4 65% Unexpected (2015) "The universal act of having a baby plays out in interesting and humorous ways in Unexpected, a well-performed comedy-drama about class differences and similarities. " ‐ Salt Lake Tribune
Posted Jul 24, 2015
3.5/4 60% Southpaw (2015) "Southpaw is a powerful addition to the boxing genre, raw and tough and loaded with emotion. It packs quite a punch, one that audiences will feel long after the final bell rings. " ‐ Salt Lake Tribune
Posted Jul 24, 2015
2/4 38% Strangerland (2015) "Drenching the movie in so much mood is rough on the pacing, and there's a pointed lack of urgency to the search. " ‐ Salt Lake Tribune
Posted Jul 17, 2015
4/4 88% The Tribe (2015) "For those who can take it, "The Tribe" is a movie of undeniable emotional power, unlike anything you've seen before. " ‐ Salt Lake Tribune
Posted Jul 17, 2015
3/4 87% Mr. Holmes (2015) "An intriguing take on the famous detective in his twilight years. " ‐ Salt Lake Tribune
Posted Jul 17, 2015
3.5/4 85% Trainwreck (2015) "If you didn't already know Amy Schumer is the funniest and most fearless comedian working today, her raucously funny "Trainwreck" will educate you. " ‐ Salt Lake Tribune
Posted Jul 17, 2015
3.5/4 80% Ant-Man (2015) "One could take a magnifying glass to "Ant-Man," but the results would be disastrous. This is a superhero movie to be enjoyed in the moment. " ‐ Salt Lake Tribune
Posted Jul 17, 2015
3/4 82% Testament Of Youth (2015) "Vikander's soulful performance brings [Vera Brittain's] anguish and determination alive. " ‐ Salt Lake Tribune
Posted Jul 17, 2015
3/4 79% Captain America: The First Avenger (2011) "Full of exciting action and earnest emotion, Captain America: The First Avenger is perhaps the most superhero-ey of this summer's superhero movies. " ‐ Salt Lake Tribune
Posted Jul 14, 2015
3.5/4 87% X-Men: First Class (2011) "X-Men: First Class manages the neat trick of staying true to the superhero legend while also creating something fresh and exciting. This class graduates with top marks. " ‐ Salt Lake Tribune
Posted Jul 14, 2015
4/4 98% Inside Out (2015) "What's most brilliant about the luminously beautiful "Inside Out," Pixar's best movie in a decade, is how director Pete Docter not only connects beautifully to those emotions but turns them into his characters. " ‐ Salt Lake Tribune
Posted Jul 11, 2015
1/4 15% The Gallows (2015) "At least the Blair Witch kids knew how to hold the camera steady. " ‐ Salt Lake Tribune
Posted Jul 11, 2015
2/4 21% Self/less (2015) "Rather than develop a smart premise, one where all the ramifications have been thought out and explored, screenwriting brothers David and Alex Pastor settle for just launching a clever idea and yoking it onto a standard chase scenario. " ‐ Salt Lake Tribune
Posted Jul 11, 2015
2.5/4 55% Minions (2015) ""Minions" is proof that the sidekicks of the "Despicable Me" movies are, like most tiny yellow pill-like things, better in measured doses. " ‐ Salt Lake Tribune
Posted Jul 11, 2015
2/4 53% I Smile Back (2015) "A fearless dramatic performance by comedian Sarah Silverman can't save director Adam Salky's repetitive housewife-in-rehab drama I Smile Back. " ‐ Salt Lake Tribune
Posted Jul 2, 2015
3/4 89% Inglourious Basterds (2009) "Watching Tarantino pull out his filmmaking toys and play with each of them is a thrill. " ‐ Salt Lake Tribune
Posted Jun 30, 2015
90% Bridesmaids (2011) "Wiig's characters may lose their lunch, but they never lose their heart. " ‐ Salt Lake Tribune
Posted Jun 30, 2015
3.5/4 90% Dawn Of The Planet Of The Apes (2014) "The science-fiction thriller Dawn of the Planet of the Apes creates a palpable atmosphere of existential dread. " ‐ Salt Lake Tribune
Posted Jun 30, 2015
2.5/4 90% Cartel Land (2015) "There's half a great movie in Cartel Land, a gritty street-level documentary about vigilante action on both sides of the U.S./Mexico border. " ‐ Salt Lake Tribune
Posted Jun 15, 2015
3.5/4 89% Meru (2015) "The reason to watch, and to watch on as big a screen as possible, is the footage of the breathtaking climbing action. " ‐ Salt Lake Tribune
Posted Jun 5, 2015
3/4 No Score Yet The Cokeville Miracle (2015) "Writer-director T.C. Christensen ("17 Miracles") paces the tension of the first half sharply and handles the spiritual message thoughtfully as the lawman wrestles with his faith through his investigation. " ‐ Salt Lake Tribune
Posted Jun 4, 2015
2.5/4 49% Tomorrowland (2015) "Bird, usually a master of pacing (exhibit A: "Mission: Impossible - Ghost Protocol"), here creates a laborious build-up to the action, and the exposition scenes stretch out with dull clichs. " ‐ Salt Lake Tribune
Posted Jun 4, 2015
3/4 50% San Andreas (2015) "As disaster epics go, "San Andreas" works. ... It's not genius filmmaking, but it's undemandingly entertaining. " ‐ Salt Lake Tribune
Posted Jun 4, 2015
3.5/4 90% Love & Mercy (2015) "Cusack encapsulates the forced childlike behavior of Wilson under Landy's care. Dano, meanwhile, nails Wilson's boyish enthusiasm in the studio and captures the early strains on his psyche. " ‐ Salt Lake Tribune
Posted Jun 4, 2015
3/4 60% Insidious: Chapter 3 (2015) "Shaye brings warmth and depth to Elise, adding some humanity to the usual haunted-house terror. " ‐ Salt Lake Tribune
Posted Jun 4, 2015
2/4 32% Entourage (2015) "Perhaps by counting the stars, audiences won't count the number of times they actually laugh during "Entourage" - though that number is far smaller. " ‐ Salt Lake Tribune
Posted Jun 4, 2015
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