Tim Basham

Tim Basham

Agrees with the Tomatometer 73% of the time.

Publications:
Moviehole , Paste Magazine
Total Reviews:
59

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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Add Date
96% Ratatouille (2007) " As in his previous films, Bird offers up a story with substance." — Paste Magazine
Posted Aug 24, 2014
100% Point and Shoot " A film that would seriously challenge anything Hollywood could come up with." — Paste Magazine
Posted Jun 23, 2014
95% Rectify: Season 2 (TV, 2014) " Although [Daniel and Kerwin's] backgrounds are as opposite as the colors of their skin, their love for one another is refreshing and undeniable. " — Paste Magazine
Posted Jun 20, 2014
8.3/10 92% Source Code (2011) " Source Code takes off with some intense performances and an inventive story that pulls you in and makes you work for the payoff." — Paste Magazine
Posted Mar 23, 2014
90% Knocked Up (2007) " With sparkling performances from Rogen and Heigl, Apatow once again shows his sharp eye for talent and continuing knack for hits." — Paste Magazine
Posted Aug 3, 2013
8/10 90% Bernie (2012) " A murder story, in a surprisingly simple but cleverly subtle package." — Paste Magazine
Posted May 3, 2012
8.1/10 100% Shameless: Season 2 (TV, 2012) " There is nothing quite like Shameless on television today. " — Paste Magazine
Posted Jan 8, 2012
7.3/10 76% The Help (2011) " The film manages to retain a tension that's often rewarded with a humorous release. It may sometimes be a little too clean around the edges, but don't be fooled by the light." — Paste Magazine
Posted Aug 11, 2011
90% Beats Rhymes & Life: The Travels of a Tribe Called Quest (2011) " It tells a real story that is both complex and coherent, putting ATCQ's impact on the level of what Dylan and The Beatles provided in their respective moments in musical history. And the argument is well made." — Paste Magazine
Posted Jul 30, 2011
8.1/10 78% Page One: Inside the New York Times (2011) " Rossi gives us an opportunistic fly's point-of-view from those journalistic walls of "all the news that's fit to print."" — Paste Magazine
Posted Jul 16, 2011
8/10 71% Echotone (2011) " With striking imagery of Austin's upward rising skyline, the film follows some of the city's talented but struggling music makers." — Paste Magazine
Posted May 21, 2011
73% The Mist (2007) Paste Magazine
Posted Mar 29, 2011
6.1/10 72% The Adjustment Bureau (2011) " The Adjustment Bureau's corporate hierarchy of a surprisingly incompetent bureaucracy endowed with mystical powers that its agents use to keep the world on track -- right here under our noses -- is a suspension of disbelief that eventually collapses." — Paste Magazine
Posted Mar 5, 2011
8.1/10 85% Cedar Rapids (2011) " Thanks to a surprisingly touching, while also hilarious performance by Helms and a savvy script from newcomer Phil Johnston, Cedar Rapids is a refreshing change from the norm." — Paste Magazine
Posted Feb 26, 2011
8.6/10 93% Another Year (2010) " Another Year is what comedian Eddie Izzard calls "a-room-with-a-view-and-a-staircase-and-a-pond type of movie." And it's wonderful." — Paste Magazine
Posted Jan 29, 2011
8.4/10 74% Shameless: Season 1 (TV, 2011) " Although Shameless attempts to jam a lot into one hour, the show's tremendous cast, smart pacing and fresh storyline keep it engaging. " — Paste Magazine
Posted Jan 9, 2011
90% True Grit (1969) Paste Magazine
Posted Dec 25, 2010
7.1/10 58% It's Kind of a Funny Story (2010) " Call it "Cuckoo Light" with a PG 13-appropriate amount of angst and just enough laughs and creativity to keep your attention." — Paste Magazine
Posted Oct 9, 2010
96% The Social Network (2010) " Never before have coding and algorithms been so titillating." — Paste Magazine
Posted Oct 2, 2010
79% A Mighty Heart (2007) " No preaching and no proselytizing. Just a horrible happening in a continually complicated world." — Paste Magazine
Posted Sep 30, 2010
67% Honeydripper (2007) Paste Magazine
Posted Sep 30, 2010
57% Defiance (2009) Paste Magazine
Posted Sep 30, 2010
61% Died Young, Stayed Pretty (2009) " What a cool, unexpected kick this film was." — Paste Magazine
Posted Nov 30, 2009
82/100 92% Frost/Nixon (2008) " Frost/Nixon proves that though history can be inspiring, in film it can be an inconvenience, one readily repaired with the phrase "based on a true story."" — Paste Magazine
Posted Dec 5, 2008
30/100 25% Four Christmases (2008) " Proving that quantity does not equal quality, director Seth Gordon (The King of Kong) presents Four Christmases, a weak, soulless holiday film in spite of its inclusion of five previous Oscar winners." — Paste Magazine
Posted Dec 1, 2008
65% Zack and Miri Make a Porno (2008) " Some great one-liners and another comic crescendo from Rogen saves Zack and Miri Make a Porno from mere mediocrity." — Paste Magazine
Posted Oct 31, 2008
98% Let the Right One In (2008) " A gorgeous vampire love story from Sweden...seriously" — Paste Magazine
Posted Oct 27, 2008
35% Pride and Glory (2008) " The cops in Pride and Glory are real, and except for the violent gunplay and occasional drug use (requisites for every stereotypical New York cop flick), they live regular, complicated lives just like everyone else. And it's a pleasure to see that other s" — Paste Magazine
Posted Oct 27, 2008
61% The Duchess (2008) " "In the end it may not be much more than a glorified, period-piece soap opera,...but with riveting performances like these, who cares?"" — Paste Magazine
Posted Oct 14, 2008
75% Elegy (2008) " A seemingly forced ending, keep Elegy from being more than a character vehicle for one of our greatest actors and an opportunity for some creative dialogue on the pitfalls of romance." — Paste Magazine
Posted Oct 13, 2008
26% Eagle Eye (2008) " Even though the political, big-brother-is-watching, conspiratorial aspect of the film tries much too hard, the fast and furious pace of Eagle Eye makes for an entertaining time." — Paste Magazine
Posted Oct 13, 2008
63% Brideshead Revisited (2008) " This glorified soap opera, filled with a higher caste of desperate souls, makes Brideshead worth the revisit." — Paste Magazine
Posted Oct 13, 2008
85/100 85% Ghost Town (2008) " Writer/director David Koepp has provided Gervais with the perfect vehicle for his quirky, sardonic wit as he plays the tactless and socially inept dentist Bertram Pincus who only wants to be left alone." — Paste Magazine
Posted Oct 10, 2008
82% Talk to Me (2007) " Just as she did in Hustle and Flow, Taraji P. Henson steals many a scene and is wonderful as Greene's flamboyant girlfriend." — Paste Magazine
Posted Jul 22, 2008
91% Hairspray (2007) " The most refreshing and enjoyable musical of this century%u2014Hairspray." — Paste Magazine
Posted Jul 22, 2008
94% The Bourne Ultimatum (2007) " As spy flicks go, The Bourne Ultimatum is the perfect chaser to this successful series." — Paste Magazine
Posted Jul 22, 2008
85% 2 Days in Paris (2007) " If Woody Allen's neurotic Alvy and Diane Keaton's Annie in Annie Hall had borne children it's a good bet they would have turned out like Marion (Julie Delpy) and Jack (Adam Goldberg) in 2 Days in Paris." — Paste Magazine
Posted Jul 22, 2008
88% 3:10 to Yuma (2007) " A mini-epic on the historical changes of the old west...serving as a just tribute to earlier, classic westerns such as The Searchers and, more recently, Unforgiven." — Paste Magazine
Posted Jul 22, 2008
56% Charlie Bartlett (2007) " Robert Downey Jr. playing an alcoholic principal lecturing on the dangers of drugs is one of those wonderfully ironic, Twilight Zone moments that only Hollywood can provide." — Paste Magazine
Posted Jul 21, 2008
37% Where in the World Is Osama Bin Laden? (2008) " At its best, Where in the World is Osama Bin Laden? offers a simplistic look at a complicated problem. At its worst, it provides the same." — Paste Magazine
Posted Jul 21, 2008
36% 21 (2008) " Much like in Vegas, whatever happened in the book and made it so marvelous stayed in the book." — Paste Magazine
Posted Jul 21, 2008
53% Harold & Kumar Escape from Guantanamo Bay (2008) " Whereas White Castle had a freshness in its humor, Guantanamo goes crude for the sake of crudeness, to the point of ruining entire scenes." — Paste Magazine
Posted Jul 12, 2008
72% Stuck (2008) " Director Stuart Gordon has insightfully shown the humorous side to a very un-humorous--even heinous--story of our fellow citizens behaving at their absolute worst." — Paste Magazine
Posted Jul 12, 2008
88% Reprise (2006) " Its fresh opening combined with the satisfying resolution in the final 20 minutes help to compensate for a fizzling mid-section." — Paste Magazine
Posted Jul 12, 2008
51% Get Smart (2008) " Much like Peter Sellers did in the '60s, and Jim Carrey in the '90s, Carell uses a savvy, comedic intelligence that befits today's entertainment world." — Paste Magazine
Posted Jul 12, 2008
61% Journey to the Center of the Earth (2008) " Fraser does his Mummy best to save us from the true disaster--the script." — Paste Magazine
Posted Jul 11, 2008
59% Hannah Takes the Stairs (2007) " Sharp, fresh and funny... a creative slice of filmmaking" — Moviehole
Posted Mar 29, 2007
67% Everything's Gone Green (2007) " A humorous and tasty recipe" — Moviehole
Posted Mar 29, 2007
4/5 61% Hostel (2006) " 4/5. Five days after seeing the film you still find yourself looking over your shoulder whenever you're walking alone. If being "totally creeped out" is a legitimate feeling, then Roth succeeds beautifully." — Moviehole
Posted Feb 10, 2006
—— Find Love (2006) " Outstanding performances. Writer/director Erica Dunton has done what few, budget-straining, indie filmmakers are able to do%u2014make a feature worthy of distribution." — Moviehole
Posted Feb 10, 2006
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