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Tom Meek

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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
3/4 72% Trumbo (2015) "It feels like you need a bit of a Google search now and then to anchor it, but in there pinning it all together handily is Cranston, who carries the film as effortlessly as Trumbo cranked out scripts for schlock projects. " ‐ Cambridge Day
Posted Nov 25, 2015
3/4 89% The Hunger Games: Catching Fire (2013) "Once skeptical, I'm now hooked. " ‐ Cambridge Day
Posted Nov 16, 2015
4/4 97% Spotlight (2015) "Spotlight is a rare journey into cinematic journalism that gets at the heart of its investigators' subject without grandstanding the personalities or personal lives of those doing the poking around. " ‐ Cambridge Day
Posted Nov 6, 2015
2/4 26% Jupiter Ascending (2015) "The seamless rendering of winged giant lizard henchmen and ornate spiracle space stations conjures up a transporting spectacle of wonderment that goes far to paint over the film's bland, derivative blemishes. " ‐ Cambridge Day
Posted Oct 21, 2015
2.5/4 91% Bridge of Spies (2015) "Spies too heavily (and slackly) relies on the grand backdrop of the Cold War and the pandemic anxiety of the time. " ‐ Cambridge Day
Posted Oct 16, 2015
1.5/4 25% Fifty Shades of Grey (2015) "Yes, there's tons of nudity, but erotic? No. " ‐ Cambridge Day
Posted Oct 14, 2015
3/4 84% The Wolfpack (2015) "The compelling quality of Moselle's exploration get a great boost from the motion-creating editing and frenetic metal score, not to mention her caring touch. " ‐ Cambridge Day
Posted Oct 9, 2015
3/4 95% Wild Tales (2015) "Given the construct of "Wild Tales" it's too early to induct Szifrón into the company of Alejandro González Iñárritu and Alfonso Cuarón as the next great Latino auteur, but he's a sure contender. " ‐ Cambridge Day
Posted Oct 3, 2015
2.5/4 85% John Wick (2014) "Overall, Wick is a whimsical, but satisfying shoot-'em-up. Not all of the bullets hit the mark, but that's not really the point. " ‐ Cambridge Day
Posted Oct 3, 2015
3/4 70% Pawn Sacrifice (2015) "[Zwick] remains respectful of Fischer and his legacy, but also checks the record. It's a bittersweet depiction, a transcendent Horatio Alger tale entwined in a Greek tragedy. " ‐ Cambridge Day
Posted Sep 25, 2015
3/4 74% Black Mass (2015) "A mixed bag, full of diamonds in the rough and a few precious gems. " ‐ Cambridge Day
Posted Sep 17, 2015
3/4 74% 7 Chinese Brothers (2015) "It's a small film, with some great performances and one irrefutably cute dog. " ‐ Cambridge Day
Posted Sep 11, 2015
2/4 92% The Black Panthers: Vanguard Of The Revolution (2015) "In the end, Vanguard becomes more of a nostalgic ode than a plumbing of history. " ‐ Cambridge Day
Posted Sep 11, 2015
3/4 92% The Duke Of Burgundy (2015) "The women carry it off with aplomb, especially D'Anna, whose big brown eyes and pouty lips convey perfectly her character's needy obsequiousness. " ‐ Cambridge Day
Posted Sep 11, 2015
3/4 82% Results (2015) "Thankfully, Results does not become a straight-ahead tug-of-war. It's a much more subtle and affecting odyssey of the soul, moving in pleasantly unpredictable turns that, while they don't always make logical sense, are palpably driven by the heart. " ‐ Cambridge Day
Posted Sep 11, 2015
2.5/4 96% Black Souls (2015) "There's no denying Munzi's hypnotic poetry and simmering macho cadence, but for all its bleakness, Black Souls could have been a gangbuster with a touch more soul. " ‐ Cambridge Day
Posted Sep 11, 2015
3/4 92% Slow West (2015) "There's much to admire here, but somewhere in the wispy sharpness and smoky grittiness of Maclean's venture into genre, intentions and passions become obtuse and ephemeral in a sweeping tapestry of ideals and postures. " ‐ Cambridge Day
Posted Sep 11, 2015
2/4 32% Entourage (2015) "Given the show's niche roots and the movie's ephemerally entertaining wispiness, the elevation of the series looks to be more swan song than rebirth. " ‐ Cambridge Day
Posted Sep 11, 2015
2.5/4 71% Jurassic World (2015) "Crichton's cautious, forward-looking book had Frankenstein underpinnings: Don't mess with Mother Nature, or the past. The curators of the park do both, the filmmakers do the latter. " ‐ Cambridge Day
Posted Sep 11, 2015
3/4 92% Ex Machina (2015) "Ex Machina, ever muted and somber, is imbued with a looming sense of dread. " ‐ Cambridge Day
Posted Sep 11, 2015
3/4 90% Meru (2015) "The stories of survival and resilience border on the superhuman and impress, as does the lucid cinematography. " ‐ Cambridge Day
Posted Aug 28, 2015
2/4 64% Digging For Fire (2015) "Given all the sexed-up tension and enigmatic buzz of a murder mystery, Digging for Fire doesn't ever really get dirty enough. " ‐ Cambridge Day
Posted Aug 28, 2015
6.2/10 20% Air (2015) "Feather light and full of unrealized promise, Air disappoints in not where it goes, but where it doesn't go. " ‐ Paste Magazine
Posted Aug 26, 2015
3.5/4 65% Ricki And The Flash (2015) "There's an overall lightness to Ricki, and Demme does a great job maintaining it, and also at reining it in. The whole cast hits all the notes, especially Streep. " ‐ Cambridge Day
Posted Aug 11, 2015
2.5/4 72% American Sniper (2015) "There's little doubt as to Chris Kyle's commitment as a protector of his country or as a father, but when the film ends, the definition of who Chris Kyle was remains a mystery. " ‐ Cambridge Day
Posted Aug 11, 2015
2/4 42% Irrational Man (2015) "It almost works, but in the denouement, stumbles (irrationally) and falls down the shaft of the absurd. If you don't see it coming, it's not because you weren't paying attention, but because you were. " ‐ Cambridge Day
Posted Jul 30, 2015
2.5/4 59% Southpaw (2015) "Gyllenhaal, who clearly relished getting into tip-top shape (he's ripped and shirtless throughout) for the project, gives it his thespian all, even as the plot gets tied up in the ropes of the old, the tired and the predictable. " ‐ Cambridge Day
Posted Jul 30, 2015
6.8/10 No Score Yet Nowitzki: The Perfect Shot (2015) "For such a rah-rah career-capping fist bump, The Perfect Shot offers enough surprises, insights and revelations to be more than just a Sports Center highlight reel. " ‐ Paste Magazine
Posted Jul 28, 2015
2.5/4 84% Do I Sound Gay? (2015) "From there the film ventures into famous-talking-head mode and follows Thorpe on his mundane quest everywhere. " ‐ Cambridge Day
Posted Jul 23, 2015
3/4 96% Tangerine (2015) "What Baker has cooked up here with verve, can-do, vision and a stellar effort from a cast who feel like they genuinely inhabit the skins of their characters should register as a jewel of wonderment and is most certainly a promise of bigger things to come. " ‐ Cambridge Day
Posted Jul 16, 2015
2.5/4 74% Avengers: Age of Ultron (2015) "There's something to be had here, with such fine actors and seamless interlacing into a mega fantasy world, but overall the embarrassment of riches doesn't quite pay dividends. " ‐ Cambridge Day
Posted Jul 13, 2015
2.5/4 91% X-Men: Days of Future Past (2014) "Maybe I'm getting cantankerous in my old age, but a barrage of cool special FX does not make a movie, at least not in my book, and the ongoing glut of seamless, more-real digital renderings only exacerbates the problem. " ‐ Cambridge Day
Posted Jul 13, 2015
2.5/4 25% Terminator Genisys (2015) "Overall this genesis needed a little more incubation in the lab of its creator before going online. " ‐ Cambridge Day
Posted Jul 10, 2015
2.5/4 82% The Overnight (2015) "Overnight never pushes inward far enough. " ‐ Cambridge Day
Posted Jul 10, 2015
3/4 91% Cartel Land (2015) "It's nothing short of The Wild Bunch meets Traffic, sans the cathartic denouement. " ‐ Cambridge Day
Posted Jul 9, 2015
5.8/10 32% Entourage (2015) "The endless list of cameos including Tom Brady, Russell Wilson and Liam Neeson serve well enough as brief amusement, though most are so brief or lazily shoehorned in, that they linger for the viewer more as missed opportunities than appreciated effort. " ‐ Paste Magazine
Posted Jun 3, 2015
6/10 15% Aloft (2015) "It's more a sensual experience than a narrative, and while the dystopian prophecy boasts a concrete plot -- or two -- Llosa has loftier ambitions. " ‐ Paste Magazine
Posted May 21, 2015
6/10 79% The Sisterhood Of Night (2015) "At its core, Sisterhood wants to be about reaching out and getting beyond the walls of misperception and miscommunication, but if you play too many shell games, finding that heart goes from being a genuine emotional odyssey to a cheap parlor trick. " ‐ Paste Magazine
Posted Apr 16, 2015
4.5/10 0% Muck (2015) "The gonzo assault becomes an uneven straddle of Evil Dead camp and rote splatter, leaving Muck to hobble along disjointedly like Jamie Lee Curtis' battered heroine as she tries to escape Michael Myers in Halloween. " ‐ Paste Magazine
Posted Mar 27, 2015
6.4/10 50% Like Sunday, Like Rain (2015) "[Whaley has] given his actress too many dots to connect -- or more than is advisable. No matter though, because Meester, with her natural, easy fit into the role, proves game and goes after those gaps with an indelible marker. " ‐ Paste Magazine
Posted Mar 3, 2015
5.9/10 52% The Humbling (2015) "There is, needless to say, an overall disconnect between every facet of the story and every other. " ‐ Paste Magazine
Posted Feb 2, 2015
8.2/10 99% Leviathan (2014) "It's a rigorous and challenging workout for the soul. " ‐ Paste Magazine
Posted Jan 2, 2015
6.6/10 77% Fury (2014) "Ayer has clocked in a gorgeous-looking effort full of ambition and drive, but overall, Fury becomes overwhelmed by a rudderless weave. " ‐ Paste Magazine
Posted Oct 16, 2014
5.9/10 No Score Yet Don't Look Back (2014) "Dickerson, who's been soaking his feet in the milieu, clearly has the skill-set to do more, but that's not going to happen until he stops drawing from the well of ersatz well-trods and breaks open a fresh can of paint. " ‐ Paste Magazine
Posted Oct 3, 2014
3.5/4 91% Guardians of the Galaxy (2014) "Guardians of the Galaxy is full of what made movies fun back when Jaws and Star Wars were igniting the genre. It also may be, or at least is to date, the best Marvel comic to make it to the big screen. " ‐ Cambridge Day
Posted Sep 30, 2014
7/10 61% The Equalizer (2014) "On the whole, The Equalizer never finds any sense of confluence, but in parts it can be thrilling, even rapturously macabre. " ‐ Paste Magazine
Posted Sep 25, 2014
8/10 95% Last Days in Vietnam (2014) "Piecing together the myriad and moving vignettes of perseverance and humanity... holds her focus and never succumbs to heavy-handed methods, allowing the participants and events to build the historical experience from the ground up. " ‐ Paste Magazine
Posted Sep 11, 2014
6/10 38% Child Of God (2014) "For obvious reasons too, it's a tough undertaking to endear sociopaths, serial killers and their ilk as something more, something human. " ‐ Paste Magazine
Posted Aug 7, 2014
6.5/10 18% And So It Goes (2014) "It's a clichéd premise no doubt, but thankfully Reiner and cast play up the comedic angle and make what could have been a flat, Lifetime weepy something springy and possessed of an intermittent joy. " ‐ Paste Magazine
Posted Jul 24, 2014
7/10 100% Underwater Dreams (2014) "Underwater Dreams unfurls as a cautious American fable of sorts. " ‐ Paste Magazine
Posted Jul 17, 2014
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