Shaula Clark

Shaula Clark

Agrees with the Tomatometer 61% of the time.

Publications:
Boston Phoenix
Total Reviews:
38

Listing Of All Reviews & Articles

Showing 1 - 38 of 38
Rating T-Meter Title | Year Add Date
3/4 15% Hansel and Gretel: Witch Hunters (2013) " [A] craptastic orgy of gore - one that's way better than it has any right to be." — Boston Phoenix
Posted Jan 30, 2013
3/4 52% Devil (2010) " Don't be fooled by the melodramatic speechifying (or that unfortunate voiceover) -- this film offers sly winks aplenty beneath the good-and-evil bluster." — Boston Phoenix
Posted Sep 22, 2010
3/4 23% Resident Evil: Afterlife (2010) " Just hearing the audience gasp from vertigo during the opening zoom-out shot is almost worth the price of admission." — Boston Phoenix
Posted Sep 16, 2010
3/4 73% Piranha 3-D (2010) " Can we ask anything more of a popcorn horror flick? No, we cannot." — Boston Phoenix
Posted Aug 26, 2010
—— Dirty Mind (2009) Boston Phoenix
Posted Aug 23, 2010
3/4 71% Valhalla Rising (2010) " This is Aguirre, the Wrath of God, with the despondency jacked to 11." — Boston Phoenix
Posted Jul 29, 2010
2.5/4 71% [Rec] 2 (2010) " Using the same frenetic pacing and POV shakycam style, [REC] 2 tries to go bigger -- but this time, the gimmicks can seem forced. Still, there's plenty to like..." — Boston Phoenix
Posted Jul 14, 2010
1.5/4 40% Letters to Juliet (2010) " Eye candy abounds, but it'd be easier to enjoy that sun-drenched scenery if director Gary Winick weren't so hell-bent on cramming clich├ęs down our throats that include square-jawed hunks riding in on white horses and scaling balconies." — Boston Phoenix
Posted May 13, 2010
2.5/4 78% Bluebeard (2010) " Will Breillat flip the tale and have Marie-Catherine take advantage of her paramour? Alas, the plot unfolds as you'd expect." — Boston Phoenix
Posted May 13, 2010
2.5/4 —— And Then Came Lola (2009) " Was the world clamoring for a comic-erotic lesbian tribute to Run Lola Run? Maybe not, but I have to hand it to directors Ellen Seidler and Megan Siler for Frankensteining this one together." — Boston Phoenix
Posted May 5, 2010
2.5/4 49% The Human Centipede (First Sequence) (2010) " It's a stomach-turning joy to watch Laser put on his demented Mengele act, ripping out incisors, brandishing a riding crop, and ranting about his beloved "3-dog."" — Boston Phoenix
Posted May 5, 2010
3/4 88% Sun Behind the Clouds (2010) " This quietly intense documentary from husband-and-wife filmmakers Tenzing Sonam and Ritu Sarin shines a light on the inter-Tibetan turbulence." — Boston Phoenix
Posted Apr 28, 2010
3/4 94% Winter's Bone (2010) " Noir may be the MSG of genres -- a little pinch makes almost any film tastier -- but does it work for Ozark gothic drama? Yes." — Boston Phoenix
Posted Apr 21, 2010
3/4 53% Green Zone (2010) " It's an engrossing (if fictionalized) answer to the question "How did we get here, exactly?"" — Boston Phoenix
Posted Mar 17, 2010
3/4 71% Blood Into Wine (2010) " Surely everyone can appreciate the gorgeous Verde Valley vistas and out-of-left-field celebrity cameos, which include Bob Odenkirk as a grape-mauling French wine snob." — Boston Phoenix
Posted Feb 24, 2010
2.5/4 74% Banlieue 13 - Ultimatum (District 13: Ultimatum) (2009) " If you enjoyed the first installment, Ultimatum will probably be right up your alley...not to mention your fire-escape railing and your rooftop ledge." — Boston Phoenix
Posted Feb 18, 2010
3/4 45% Until the Light Takes Us (2009) " Glacially paced yet gripping." — Boston Phoenix
Posted Feb 10, 2010
1/4 28% Dear John (2010) " At one point, John announces: "We're sitting here . . . and we're talking, but nobody's actually saying anything." Why, John, I thought you'd never notice." — Boston Phoenix
Posted Feb 4, 2010
3/4 92% In Search of Beethoven (2009) " An intriguing portrait of the man as a hopeless romantic, a smack-talking punk, a sickly individual tormented by his deafness and thoughts of suicide, and an "eternal optimist."" — Boston Phoenix
Posted Jan 7, 2010
3.5/4 63% Brothers (2009) " Brothers is an elegant and devastating exploration of identity." — Boston Phoenix
Posted Dec 9, 2009
3/4 84% The Princess and the Frog (2009) " The soundtrack doesn't offer the sheer earworm power of previous Disney hits, but the musical numbers do bump along engagingly from jazz to gospel to zydeco." — Boston Phoenix
Posted Dec 9, 2009
3/4 90% The Messenger (2009) " Director Oren Moverman's feature-length debut is a little like The Hurt Locker in the way it uncomfortably probes a little-known military organelle." — Boston Phoenix
Posted Nov 19, 2009
3/4 76% Bronson (2009) " Done differently, the cat-and-mouse brawling could get tiresome, but Tom Hardy as Bronson -- with his shaved head, handlebar moustache, and glittering eyes -- is mesmerizing." — Boston Phoenix
Posted Nov 19, 2009
3/4 85% Black Dynamite (2009) " As Dynamite kung-fu-fights his way through a vast conspiracy involving smack-addled orphans, malt liquor, and the best (read: worst) exploding-car scene of 2009, you'll feel a rush of '70s nostalgia you never knew you had." — Boston Phoenix
Posted Nov 12, 2009
2/4 38% Cirque du Freak: The Vampire's Assistant (2009) " Harry Potter this ain't. But it's fun all the same." — Boston Phoenix
Posted Oct 29, 2009
3.5/4 94% Good Hair (2009) " Good Hair is a film that will make your head itch to know more." — Boston Phoenix
Posted Oct 22, 2009
2.5/4 25% Law Abiding Citizen (2009) " Cinematic headcheese assembled from umami-laden scraps of Se7en, Saw, The Dark Knight, and The Silence of the Lambs, with fun twists and superb explosions. Just don't dwell on what it's made of." — Boston Phoenix
Posted Oct 14, 2009
0.5/4 11% Couples Retreat (2009) " Couples, retreat: this movie has the power to make any date feel as endless and soul-sucking as the lifetime's worth of defective, hateful marriages that doom the film's protagonists." — Boston Phoenix
Posted Oct 14, 2009
1.5/4 71% The Boys Are Back (2009) " Joe's "just say yes" policy is billed as an antidote to helicopter parenting, but there's little evidence that his laxity benefits anything but his own ego." — Boston Phoenix
Posted Sep 30, 2009
3/4 42% Jennifer's Body (2009) " It just kind of works -- there's something delightful about watching a jailbait hottie cooing "You're just Jell-O 'cuz you're not invited" one moment and slurping the entrails out of a pulverized jock's thoracic cavity the next." — Boston Phoenix
Posted Sep 17, 2009
2.5/4 63% I Can Do Bad All By Myself (2009) " Tyler Perry's latest crackles with electricity, thanks to heaps of boffo acting talent, high-octane musical interludes, and the most easy-to-root-for electrocution scene since Ernest Goes to Jail." — Boston Phoenix
Posted Sep 17, 2009
3/4 84% The September Issue (2009) " The September Issue is an eye-opening, highly satisfying romp." — Boston Phoenix
Posted Sep 10, 2009
2/4 27% The Goods: Live Hard, Sell Hard (2009) " [It] might be a bottomless barrel of idiotic yuks. But it's not a total lemon." — Boston Phoenix
Posted Aug 21, 2009
1/4 37% The Time Traveler's Wife (2009) " You've got one obnoxious romance." — Boston Phoenix
Posted Aug 19, 2009
2.5/4 90% District 9 (2009) " Bounds from one contrivance to the next." — Boston Phoenix
Posted Aug 14, 2009
1.5/4 81% Bandslam (2009) " It seems acutely unaware of how casually sick some of its themes are." — Boston Phoenix
Posted Aug 14, 2009
0.5/4 31% Aliens in the Attic (2009) " Agonizingly lame." — Boston Phoenix
Posted Aug 7, 2009
2.5/4 86% 500 Days of Summer (2009) " Marc Webb's first feature-length film is an odd romantic comedy, but it's a romantic comedy nonetheless -- and a non-excruciating one at that." — Boston Phoenix
Posted Jul 16, 2009
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