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Stephen Whitty

Stephen Whitty

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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
2.5/4 26% Victor Frankenstein (2015) "It's got terrific set design, and some striking performances. But like the creature seen all-too-briefly at the end, it's a rough thing of patches and pieces, crudely stitched together. " ‐ Newark Star-Ledger
Posted Nov 25, 2015
3/4 73% The Danish Girl (2015) "As warm and honest as Redmayne's work in this movie is, Vikander is what truly makes it live. " ‐ Newark Star-Ledger
Posted Nov 25, 2015
3/4 93% Creed (2015) ""Creed" is the best Rocky movie in a long time - largely because, frankly, it uses Sylvester Stallone as the sensitive actor he'd always aimed at being, and not the bombastic filmmaker he became. " ‐ Newark Star-Ledger
Posted Nov 24, 2015
2/5 71% The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 2 (2015) "The truly devoted may still be moved to watch this epic finally come to a close. I even heard a few sniffles at an early screening. But for the rest of us? It's strictly from hunger. " ‐ New York Daily News
Posted Nov 18, 2015
5/5 95% Carol (2015) "Haynes is a master for period pieces - the movie nicely re-creates Eisenhower-era New York - and his skill with actresses. " ‐ New York Daily News
Posted Nov 18, 2015
3/4 64% The Night Before (2015) "A nicely raucous, occasionally rude, but genuinely warmhearted holiday comedy about buddies (and buds), seasonal traditions (and sexting catastrophes), and love. " ‐ Newark Star-Ledger
Posted Nov 17, 2015
2.5/4 42% The 33 (2015) "It's hard to think of another movie this year that has a stronger message about hope -- or a gentler one about forgiveness. " ‐ Newark Star-Ledger
Posted Nov 13, 2015
2/4 27% By The Sea (2015) "There's little real drama here. Just one shot after another of Jolie lying on a chaise longue, stretching out a pale leg, elegantly arching one foot and thinking hard about the emptiness of existence. " ‐ Newark Star-Ledger
Posted Nov 13, 2015
1/4 22% Love the Coopers (2015) "There are just too many characters, frankly, and most of them are bores. " ‐ Newark Star-Ledger
Posted Nov 12, 2015
1/5 25% Heist (2015) "Bobby, seriously, what the hell is happening? " ‐ New York Daily News
Posted Nov 11, 2015
2.5/4 86% The Peanuts Movie (2015) "It's a mediocre movie, Charlie Brown. " ‐ Newark Star-Ledger
Posted Nov 6, 2015
4/4 98% Spotlight (2015) "This tautly directed, terrifically acted movie springs from a Boston Globe investigation a decade ago that led to hundreds of incidents of abuse - in reality, an entire perverted culture - being hauled out into the sanitizing glare of daylight. " ‐ Newark Star-Ledger
Posted Nov 5, 2015
2.5/4 71% Trumbo (2015) "Trumbo was hauled out of Congress shouting about American concentration camps. How do you fail to find the drama in that? Roach and McNamara find a way. " ‐ Newark Star-Ledger
Posted Nov 5, 2015
4/5 99% Brooklyn (2015) "There's great humor and touching, tentative romance. And gradually the film turns its very specific story of one immigrant into a moving group portrait. " ‐ New York Daily News
Posted Nov 4, 2015
3/4 64% Spectre (2015) "It's not the best Bond you've ever seen, but on a scale of 1 to 10, it's a solid 008. " ‐ Newark Star-Ledger
Posted Nov 3, 2015
2/4 44% Scouts Guide to the Zombie Apocalypse (2015) "The result is a movie that's outrageous without being funny, and gruesome without being scary. " ‐ Newark Star-Ledger
Posted Oct 29, 2015
2.5/4 33% Our Brand is Crisis (2015) "A slick political dramedy with bursts of personal humor but an overdose of Hollywood gloss ... " ‐ Newark Star-Ledger
Posted Oct 29, 2015
2/4 8% Rock the Kasbah (2015) "It needs a smarter script. It needs at least two or three perfectly engineered, joke-after-joke sequences. It needs a smart director - did you really do "Wag the Dog," Levinson? - whose idea of political satire goes beyond freshman-year sarcasm. " ‐ Newark Star-Ledger
Posted Oct 23, 2015
3/4 72% Suffragette (2015) "In minimizing the usual scenes that fill this sort of film - terribly awkward breakfasts at the country house, men wagging their chinwhiskers at each other - Gavron finds room for others. " ‐ Newark Star-Ledger
Posted Oct 23, 2015
3/4 97% Heart of a Dog (2015) "When it comes to death, facts are beside the point. Sometimes all you need to see are bare trees. Or a wintry landscape. Or a small dog, too sick and tired to stand. " ‐ Newark Star-Ledger
Posted Oct 21, 2015
3.5/4 96% Room (2015) "What could have been a sordid, exploitive film is really a tribute to a mother's love, and a child's imagination. " ‐ Newark Star-Ledger
Posted Oct 16, 2015
3.5/4 90% Beasts of No Nation (2015) "It's not only a moving film but, far rarer, an important one, calling our attention to one war that never ends: The war on innocence. " ‐ Newark Star-Ledger
Posted Oct 15, 2015
3/4 74% Goosebumps (2015) "The pace is great, with the last hour being an all-out monster attack, as all of Stine's creatures - a werewolf, zombies, a mummy, murderous garden trolls and a particularly sarcastic ventriloquist's dummy - go on the rampage. " ‐ Newark Star-Ledger
Posted Oct 15, 2015
2/4 58% Truth (2015) "Its only agenda seems to be to uncritically support the person on whose memoir, not surprisingly, it's based. It's not a real drama. It's an argument for the defense. It skips who, what, when, where and why and goes straight to whine. " ‐ Newark Star-Ledger
Posted Oct 14, 2015
3.5/4 91% Bridge of Spies (2015) "Steven Spielberg's latest is a solid, quietly made drama carefully wrapped around a civics lesson. " ‐ Newark Star-Ledger
Posted Oct 14, 2015
3.5/4 69% Crimson Peak (2015) "At its worst, and best, "Crimson Peak" exists in a weird parallel world where very separate rules of logic apply. It's a true waking nightmare. " ‐ Newark Star-Ledger
Posted Oct 14, 2015
1.5/4 26% Pan (2015) "For all the eye-popping effects and hyperkinetic action, there's no joyful innocence here. There's no sense of childlike wonder. Just a lifeless machine, dully ticking away like a clock in a crocodile's belly. " ‐ Newark Star-Ledger
Posted Oct 9, 2015
3/4 84% Steve Jobs (2015) "Can you be a nice guy, and a great man? Steve Jobs is the case in point, and "Steve Jobs" says no. " ‐ Newark Star-Ledger
Posted Oct 8, 2015
2.5/4 72% He Named Me Malala (2015) "Malala's a smart, brave, charming young teen. Guggenheim obviously admires her. So why does he think a girl who faced down a gun barrel can't stand up to a provocative question or two? " ‐ Newark Star-Ledger
Posted Oct 2, 2015
3/4 47% Freeheld (2015) "In spite of itself ... "Freeheld" still delivers emotionally. " ‐ Newark Star-Ledger
Posted Oct 2, 2015
3.5/4 93% The Martian (2015) "There is a lot here to delight audiences of many kinds. " ‐ Newark Star-Ledger
Posted Oct 1, 2015
3/4 85% The Walk (2015) "It is, as it should be, a slight, mischievous, light-footed film, full of imagery. " ‐ Newark Star-Ledger
Posted Sep 28, 2015
1.5/4 9% Stonewall (2015) "Danny isn't all that interesting. And the sadder fact is that the filmmakers seem to know that, but worry an audience won't identify with a more flamboyant character. So they present this safer, paler alternative. " ‐ Newark Star-Ledger
Posted Sep 25, 2015
2/4 60% The Intern (2015) ""The Intern" is like one of those candies you put in your mouth that starts off tasting sweet - until it suddenly turns lip-puckering sour. " ‐ Newark Star-Ledger
Posted Sep 25, 2015
1.5/4 52% Hotel Transylvania 2 (2015) "Great movies like "ParaNorman" and "Frankenweenie" showed the laughs you could get out of funny fiends; "Hotel Transylvania 2" just digs up a few corny gags. " ‐ Newark Star-Ledger
Posted Sep 24, 2015
3/4 87% Drunk Stoned Brilliant Dead: The Story of the National Lampoon (2015) "Worth watching if only for the wonderful clips from the various "Lampoon" stage shows, and an almost endless parade of covers and comic strips. " ‐ Newark Star-Ledger
Posted Sep 24, 2015
2/4 73% Everest (2015) ""Everest" is nothing but a long, slow climb. Without any peaks. " ‐ Newark Star-Ledger
Posted Sep 18, 2015
1/5 24% Captive (2015) "For a movie about purpose, "Captive" never finds its own. " ‐ New York Daily News
Posted Sep 18, 2015
3/4 93% Sicario (2015) "If the film is a little too macho and far too Anglo to tell the full, ugly story of all the villains and victims, it is, like all of Villeneuve's films, a bravura piece of filmmaking. " ‐ Newark Star-Ledger
Posted Sep 17, 2015
2.5/4 75% Black Mass (2015) "There are moments of icy violence, and some great lived-in faces among the characters. But this is no "Goodfellas." It's just another punk, talking tough. " ‐ Newark Star-Ledger
Posted Sep 16, 2015
3.5/4 63% The Visit (2015) "While the production values are simple, the script is sneakily complex. Like the best horror merchants, Shyamalan exploits our secret fears - in this case, of old age, ill health and dementia. " ‐ Newark Star-Ledger
Posted Sep 11, 2015
3.5/4 93% Coming Home (2015) "For old fans, there's much to recognize here - an almost Sirkian respect for melodrama, a natural empathy for women, a refusal to forget the past. Some new approaches, too ... " ‐ Newark Star-Ledger
Posted Sep 9, 2015
2/5 61% Sleeping with Other People (2015) "If "Sleeping With Other People" was someone you met in a bar, you might buy it a drink, or two. But eventually you'd be looking at your phone or searching for a quick exit. " ‐ New York Daily News
Posted Sep 8, 2015
1.5/4 36% Tian jiang xiong shi (Dragon Blade) (2015) "Just about everyone seems to get slashed, carved up or skewered, and vengeance rains down upon all. Except, of course, the one villain who truly deserved it. The filmmaker. " ‐ Newark Star-Ledger
Posted Sep 4, 2015
1/5 36% Tian jiang xiong shi (Dragon Blade) (2015) "An epic in China, it's been trimmed here in the States. But this movie didn't need a cut, it needed a beheading. " ‐ New York Daily News
Posted Sep 3, 2015
2.5/4 45% A Walk In The Woods (2015) ""A Walk in the Woods" is a pleasant, perfectly acceptable adaptation that shows you some pretty scenery and lets you enjoy two veteran actors. " ‐ Newark Star-Ledger
Posted Sep 2, 2015
1.5/4 41% We Are Your Friends (2015) "It all ends exactly the way you knew it would, although not as soon as you'd like. " ‐ Newark Star-Ledger
Posted Aug 28, 2015
91% Grandma (2015) ""Grandma" isn't a movie for audiences looking for group hugs or pat endings. But if you want a real picture of an intimidating, uncompromising and sometimes unbearable woman ... it's a good place to start. " ‐ Newark Star-Ledger
Posted Aug 21, 2015
2/4 44% American Ultra (2015) "I just wish there was a little more feeling, and a little less flash. And a lot more of Landis' dialogue, and a lot less of what feels like Nourizadeh's audition for an even bigger, dumber movie. " ‐ Newark Star-Ledger
Posted Aug 21, 2015
3.5/4 66% Learning To Drive (2015) "As these two actors travel this road together, they create - both in the driver's-ed car and within each scene - a small, safe space where every gesture is simultaneously small and incredibly important. " ‐ Newark Star-Ledger
Posted Aug 20, 2015
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