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Adam Mazmanian

Adam Mazmanian
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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
95% The Artist (2011) It's a wonderful reminder that film is primarily a visual medium that uses but does not absolutely require dialogue and exposition to tell great stories.‐ Washington Times
Read More | Posted Feb 17, 2015
2.5/4 50% Maleficent (2014) Miss Jolie is wonderful, and it's a good thing: She's forced to carry the entire weight of the film.‐ Washington Times
Read More | Posted May 29, 2014
64% Million Dollar Arm (2014) For a sports movie with no real action, Million Dollar Arm manages to be captivating, in a cornball kind of way. Not that sentimentality is a drawback in a baseball movie.‐ Washington Times
Read More | Posted May 16, 2014
3/4 51% Trouble with the Curve (2012) Mr. Eastwood has raised the cranky-old-man cliche to an art form. As in Gran Torino, he's able to balance a hidebound exterior with a more nuanced inner life. It's not an easy trick to pull off, and Mr. Eastwood appears to do it effortlessly.‐ Washington Times
Read More | Posted May 12, 2014
2/4 25% The Other Woman (2014) The Other Woman has a bit of an identity crisis. Is it a life-affirming story of women bonding under adverse circumstances, or a gross-out revenge comedy about infidelity?‐ Washington Times
Read More | Posted Apr 24, 2014
2/4 20% Transcendence (2014) Instead of playing to Mr. Depp's talents, Transcendence lurches toward the kind of muddled techno-thriller bilge that invariably infects other movies that try to visualize the inner workings of computer networks.‐ Washington Times
Read More | Posted Apr 18, 2014
2/4 59% Draft Day (2014) For a sports movie, there isn't that much to cheer for in Draft Day.‐ Washington Times
Read More | Posted Apr 10, 2014
3.5/4 80% The Raid 2 (2014) Mr. Evans does a wonderful job of integrating the performances of his more experienced actors with those of the trained martial artists.‐ Washington Times
Read More | Posted Apr 3, 2014
56% Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit (2014) The screenplay by Adam Cozad and David Koepp repeatedly strains against its own logic to keep Ryan at the center of the action.‐ Washington Times
Read More | Posted Jan 17, 2014
4/4 93% Inside Llewyn Davis (2013) Inside Llewyn Davis is probably the duo's most fully realized cinematic achievement to date, and Llewyn himself is the most fully human character they have yet contrived.‐ Washington Times
Read More | Posted Dec 30, 2013
3.5/4 83% Side Effects (2013) If you appreciate kinetic, intelligent commercial thrillers, then stop reading this review and make plans to see Side Effects.‐ Washington Times
Read More | Posted Dec 16, 2013
3/4 78% Saving Mr. Banks (2013) The movie really belongs to Miss Thompson, who plays Travers with a mix of steel and fragility that lends emotional heft to the scenes from the past.‐ Washington Times
Read More | Posted Dec 12, 2013
4/4 91% Nebraska (2013) These picturesque skies and haunting details imbue Nebraska with a sense of the eternal that lends significance to Woody's quest, binding it up with the struggles of his family, his town and his part of the country.‐ Washington Times
Read More | Posted Nov 21, 2013
2.5/4 45% Last Vegas (2013) A star-studded comedy about childhood friends reconnecting as septuagenarians, Last Vegas makes for breezy, heartwarming viewing.‐ Washington Times
Read More | Posted Nov 7, 2013
2.5/4 36% Salinger (2013) In its compulsion to establish dramatic tension, the film stumbles, with tacky re-enactments, reductive visual juxtapositions and portentous music.‐ Washington Times
Read More | Posted Oct 18, 2013
4/4 96% 12 Years a Slave (2013) 12 Years a Slave is a punishing but essential movie about the power of the individual to persevere in soul-crushing circumstances. It's also the most compelling, well-wrought and well-acted filmed depiction of American slavery I've ever seen.‐ Washington Times
Read More | Posted Oct 17, 2013
2.5/4 28% Machete Kills (2013) Despite a second act that lags a bit, Machete Kills should satisfy the bloodlust of its target audience.‐ Washington Times
Read More | Posted Oct 11, 2013
3/4 84% Blue Caprice (2013) Blue Caprice is compelling and dislocating precisely because it's such a little novella of a film, weirdly out of proportion to the impact of the events it documents.‐ Washington Times
Read More | Posted Sep 27, 2013
2/4 29% The Family (2013) The Blakes more often than not do have grounds for their rages, but they have a tendency to mete out disproportionate punishment, and the more violent The Family gets, the less funny it is.‐ Washington Times
Read More | Posted Sep 20, 2013
3.5/4 99% Short Term 12 (2013) The performances are so wrenching and so honest that it feels at times as though the story is unspooling live, in real-time.‐ Washington Times
Read More | Posted Aug 30, 2013
30% Austenland (2013) Austenland is serviceable as a romantic comedy, but mordantly funny and surprisingly literary as a satirical romp through Austen fandom.‐ Washington Times
Read More | Posted Aug 30, 2013
3/4 72% Lee Daniels' The Butler (2013) It's an ambitious project that encapsulates its epic sweep inside a personal journey.‐ Washington Times
Read More | Posted Aug 16, 2013
2.5/4 64% 2 Guns (2013) There are more than a few explosions in "2 Guns," but what really ignites this schlocky, good-natured action comedy are the easygoing performances from its charismatic lead actors.‐ Washington Times
Read More | Posted Aug 1, 2013
65% The Heat (2013) While the film is true to the conventions of the odd-couple/buddy-cop comedy, its stars infuse the formula with surprising energy and a surpassing sense of fun.‐ Washington Times
Read More | Posted Jun 28, 2013
2.5/4 35% The Internship (2013) It's not in the same league with Wedding Crashers or Old School, but it's enjoyable enough.‐ Washington Times
Read More | Posted Jun 6, 2013
2.5/4 11% After Earth (2013) Despite these failings, and some special effects miscues, Kitai's journey is absorbing and at times riveting, and should entertain its target audience of teen moviegoers.‐ Washington Times
Read More | Posted May 30, 2013
3/4 49% The Great Gatsby (2013) While the director hasn't made a great movie out of the great book, he's certainly made the best filmed version to date.‐ Washington Times
Read More | Posted May 9, 2013
3/4 37% The Incredible Burt Wonderstone (2013) At its silliest, The Incredible Burt Wonderstone manages to be funny and even inventive.‐ Washington Times
Read More | Posted Mar 15, 2013