Shannon M. Houston

Shannon M. Houston

Agrees with the Tomatometer 60% of the time.

Total Reviews:
33

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Showing 1 - 33 of 33
Rating T-Meter Title | Year Add Date
8/10 27% Farmland (2014) " After a bit of a slow start, Farmland finishes strong as it eventually transforms into a fascinating, emotional narrative with more layers than we might have expected." — Paste Magazine
Posted May 29, 2014
6.8/10 —— Rachel Is " Although the film is a bit unpolished -- playing more like a collection of home videos than a documentary at times -- the footage used tells a whole story, and the work is compelling." — Paste Magazine
Posted May 23, 2014
9.2/10 100% The Good Wife: Season 5 (TV, 2013-2014) " Sure it's just a TV show, but the emotional drain feels very real. " — Paste Magazine
Posted May 20, 2014
8.2/10 86% Castle: Season 6 (TV, 2013-2014) " "For Better or Worse" is a fun episode that's rife with clich├ęs, until all of a sudden it isn't. " — Paste Magazine
Posted May 13, 2014
7.8/10 100% Vanishing Pearls: The Oystermen Of Pointe A La Hache (2014) " The importance of a film like Vanishing Pearls is immeasurable." — Paste Magazine
Posted Apr 24, 2014
8.3/10 90% Dancing In Jaffa (2014) " Dancing in Jaffa falls into many narratives categories, as a film about the healing power of art, the resilience of the young, and one amazing teacher who transforms a community. That it is a true story, makes it all the more incredible." — Paste Magazine
Posted Apr 17, 2014
6.2/10 27% Stay (2014) " There are other small triumphs that carry the film." — Paste Magazine
Posted Apr 3, 2014
6.7/10 40% A Farewell to Fools (2014) " Dreyer's work is still an enjoyable story that ultimately triumphs as sweet little comedy that doesn't make any attempts to shake up the world of historical cinema." — Paste Magazine
Posted Mar 27, 2014
6.5/10 7% Maladies (2014) " Ultimately it adds to the eternally ongoing cinematic conversation about artists and the quirks (healthy and otherwise) that define them." — Paste Magazine
Posted Mar 20, 2014
6/10 45% Raze (2014) " As violent as it is, Raze is refreshing." — Paste Magazine
Posted Jan 16, 2014
7/10 82% The Good Son: The Life of Ray Boom Boom Mancini (2013) " With commentary from Sugar Ray Leonard, Mickey Rourke, and others who witnessed the exceptional journey and career of Youngstown's finest, another powerful boxing story has been told." — Paste Magazine
Posted Aug 29, 2013
8.3/10 80% Ain't Them Bodies Saints (2013) " At the risk of sounding a bit melodramatic, it must be said that Ain't Them Bodies Saints is not a movie; it's a feeling." — Paste Magazine
Posted Aug 22, 2013
8/10 38% Between Us (2013) " Mirvish has taken an interesting approach to this story of two couples and four friends (often enemies) that love, loathe, betray, and -- in the end -- reflect each other deeply." — Paste Magazine
Posted Jun 27, 2013
7.7/10 87% The Attack (2013) " A stark portrait of love, politics, and betrayal." — Paste Magazine
Posted Jun 27, 2013
5.8/10 50% Now You See Me (2013) " Leterrier's sixth feature film relies so heavily on the flashiness of a great show that the characters become props whose motives and storylines disappear amidst all the smoke and mirrors of the movie." — Paste Magazine
Posted Jun 6, 2013
7.2/10 42% The English Teacher (2013) " Funny and fulfilling, Craig Zisk has created a small, triumphant feature film debut." — Paste Magazine
Posted May 31, 2013
7.3/10 79% 42 (2013) " 42 delivers a powerful story, adding one more crucial piece to the puzzle that is American history. But as for a fleshed-out biopic that provides more pieces to the puzzle that was Jackie Robinson, the man? For that, you'll have to wait." — Paste Magazine
Posted Apr 26, 2013
7.2/10 85% Chronicle (2012) " Chronicle is a sometimes fun, slightly dark film about a boy and his camera." — Paste Magazine
Posted Jan 7, 2013
8.3/10 93% The Central Park Five (2012) " The Central Park Five is such a moving piece of work, it is difficult to watch at times." — Paste Magazine
Posted Jan 4, 2013
6.4/10 71% Dangerous Liaisons (2012) " This Shanghai Dangerous Liaisons proves that universal tales, when interpreted with care, can benefit from a little cross-cultural specificity." — Paste Magazine
Posted Nov 29, 2012
9/10 82% De rouille et d'os (Rust and Bone) (2012) " Few films come along and conquer new territory in the way of cinematic storytelling like Rust and Bone." — Paste Magazine
Posted Nov 29, 2012
7/10 33% Butter (2012) " A movie concerned with the seemingly ridiculous world of butter carving may not sound like a smart, tear-jerking, must-watch political satire. Yet Jim Field Smith's sophomore effort Butter is all of the above and more." — Paste Magazine
Posted Nov 1, 2012
8.3/10 93% Wild Horse, Wild Ride (2012) " Wild Horse, Wild Ride takes the viewer on an unforgettable journey across the American Southwest where, together, man and beast reign supreme." — Paste Magazine
Posted Sep 7, 2012
6.2/10 20% Goats (2012) " A strong cast and the sweet and simple nature of the script (based on the novel by Mark Poirier) makes Goats a charming little indie tale worth the viewing." — Paste Magazine
Posted Aug 16, 2012
6.5/10 59% Red Hook Summer (2012) " Ultimately, Red Hook Summer is both a disappointment and yet, somehow, still completely worth seeing." — Paste Magazine
Posted Aug 16, 2012
8/10 93% Last Ride (2012) " This curiosity about the main character -- and his major crime (which is revealed gradually) -- creates and maintains the lovely, looming suspense of Last Ride." — Paste Magazine
Posted Jul 6, 2012
5.5/10 50% Americano (2012) " A film with a compelling story (though far too dependent on a single character) fails to move its audience, even as its own scenes somehow fail to move their protagonist." — Paste Magazine
Posted Jun 15, 2012
5.7/10 5% Hick (2012) " Though Hick promises danger, sex (or at least sexiness) and adventure, it delivers a dry tale lacking in real action or intensity." — Paste Magazine
Posted May 22, 2012
7.4/10 25% Mansome (2012) " Spurlock seems to be wholeheartedly interested in the motivating factors behind manscaping and other choices men make about their appearances." — Paste Magazine
Posted May 22, 2012
6.8/10 22% What to Expect When You're Expecting (2012) " Serves up an adult-sized sippy cup full of good fun, good drama and, most importantly, dirty pregnancy jokes." — Paste Magazine
Posted May 22, 2012
5.2/10 21% Elles (2012) " In spite of an original storyline and the amazing talent of Juliette Binoche, Elles fails to deliver on a perceived promise to deconstruct, re-define, or re-imagine notions of female sexuality." — Paste Magazine
Posted May 3, 2012
7.3/10 80% Goodbye First Love (2012) " A small, sweet film that tells an old story with some new twists." — Paste Magazine
Posted May 3, 2012
7.3/10 82% Incendiary: The Willingham Case (2011) " Despite the occasional broad-brush stroke, the filmmakers refuse to tell the viewer which side to take. There's no big-bang ending that tells the audience, once and for all, where the film or filmmakers stand." — Paste Magazine
Posted Oct 18, 2011
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