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Alex Falcone

Alex Falcone
Alex Falcone's reviews only count toward the Tomatometer when published at the following Tomatometer-approved publication(s): Willamette Week

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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
D 27% Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice (2016) With nobody to root for, BvS:DoJ is just an unconscionably long slugfest simultaneously attempting too much and accomplishing almost nothing.‐ Willamette Week
Read More | Posted Mar 24, 2016
36% The Bronze (2016) Rauch plays Hope like she lives inside her... Given that the charter is so unlikable, the key to making you root for her are these tiny smiles, small moments when you see through her gnarly exterior. Rauch does that to perfection.‐ Willamette Week
Read More | Posted Mar 17, 2016
C+ 68% Whiskey Tango Foxtrot (2016) It's occasionally brilliant but never seems comfortable.‐ Willamette Week
Read More | Posted Mar 10, 2016
B- 81% Infinitely Polar Bear (2015) As is the way in these Sundance movies, there are moments of beauty, nothing much happens, and at one point somebody runs through the woods.‐ Willamette Week
Read More | Posted Jan 2, 2016
A 88% The Big Short (2015) The film is packed with funny and surprisingly clear explanations of the financial system.‐ Willamette Week
Read More | Posted Jan 2, 2016
C- 24% Victor Frankenstein (2015) Any time you watch a "reimagining" of a story in the public domain, you do so at your own peril.‐ Willamette Week
Read More | Posted Jan 2, 2016
C- 42% In the Heart of the Sea (2015) While the first half is full of boat and whale adventures, the movie's second half is just a group of shipwrecked men slowly starving to death. It's boring.‐ Willamette Week
Read More | Posted Dec 10, 2015
70% The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 2 (2015) While there's lots to recommend the movie, the silly premise is the only thing I could focus on for the entire 2 hours and 17 minutes -- which is inexcusably long for a movie that is actually just half of a movie.‐ Willamette Week
Read More | Posted Dec 7, 2015
A- 95% Creed (2015) Normally it would annoy me to see a movie that is such a blatant copy, but in this case, Creed feels more like an apology for the mediocre Rocky movies we've endured.‐ Willamette Week
Read More | Posted Dec 2, 2015
D 47% The 33 (2015) Save your money and just watch YouTube videos of the real thing, which are 100 times more engaging.‐ Willamette Week
Read More | Posted Nov 12, 2015
B No Score Yet The Sandwich Nazi (2015) Kahil's massive personality compensates for the lack of plotline. It's a portrait of a fascinating man (and his penis) who seems more like a fictional character than a real deli owner. Perhaps a character on Seinfeld.‐ Willamette Week
Read More | Posted Nov 12, 2015
B 81% Labyrinth Of Lies (2015) Filmmaker Giulio Ricciarelli's debut features a gripping story, told through nostalgic shots of men in Mad Men-style suits debating heavy matters in lofty courtrooms, riding pastel Vespas through the countryside or pacing stories-tall archive rooms.‐ Willamette Week
Read More | Posted Nov 6, 2015
C 71% Miss You Already (2015) Everybody in the movie sounds exactly the same -- women, men, adults, children, doctors, bartenders and wig makers all talk like they're the same person.‐ Willamette Week
Read More | Posted Nov 5, 2015
B 74% The Keeping Room (2015) It's a bleak, relentless movie, acted with a steely-eyed intensity that makes it feel important, though certainly not enjoyable.‐ Willamette Week
Read More | Posted Nov 5, 2015
B- 34% Our Brand is Crisis (2015) In a way it's triple-distilled truth, but mostly it feels like an over-interpreted copy of a copy of a copy.‐ Willamette Week
Read More | Posted Oct 28, 2015
86% Steve Jobs (2015) Fassbender's Jobs oscillates between enthusiasm for his own ideas and outrage that the world can't keep up with him, in exactly the way that people close to the genius described him.‐ Willamette Week
Read More | Posted Oct 14, 2015
C 46% Maze Runner: The Scorch Trials (2015) As we begin Maze Runner 2: Still Runnin', these rapscallions have escaped the maze and they can finally stop running. But safety makes for a boring movie and running is the only thing they do well.‐ Willamette Week
Read More | Posted Sep 16, 2015
A- 81% Batkid Begins (2015) It tells the story in a powerful and uncomplicated way.‐ Willamette Week
Read More | Posted Sep 2, 2015
C- 63% Digging For Fire (2015) It's peak mumblecore with some big stars getting in on the action. And it's completely empty.‐ Willamette Week
Read More | Posted Aug 27, 2015
B- 82% Mistress America (2015) While the quasi-intellectual banter is fun, I just can't get too excited about whether or not two people I do not like are going to fulfill their terrible dreams.‐ Willamette Week
Read More | Posted Aug 27, 2015
B+ 66% The Man From U.N.C.L.E. (2015) It'll win you over in the first few minutes with an impressively innovative car-chase scene that includes one of the drivers playing dead at the wheel.‐ Willamette Week
Read More | Posted Aug 12, 2015
A- 93% Mission: Impossible Rogue Nation (2015) It's not sappy. It's a tight action movie focused on talented people working together for the good (or harm? You have no idea!) of the world.‐ Willamette Week
Read More | Posted Jul 30, 2015
A 84% Do I Sound Gay? (2015) The strongest part of Thorpe's film is how he blends his personal story with the larger issue. ‐ Willamette Week
Read More | Posted Jul 22, 2015
86% Trainwreck (2015) My love of Schu makes it difficult to admit this, but I didn't like Trainwreck.‐ Willamette Week
Read More | Posted Jul 16, 2015
C- 18% Self/less (2015) When a movie starts with a dumb idea and it's badly executed, you can't be that disappointed. It's not a big waste. But when a great concept gets bungled, it feels like a loss.‐ Willamette Week
Read More | Posted Jul 8, 2015
C 26% Terminator Genisys (2015) At least Arnold is still fun. It was a brilliant move in the first place; here's an actor incapable of sounding human, so let him play a robot and don't give him many lines. That trick still works. But the other characters, not so much.‐ Willamette Week
Read More | Posted Jul 1, 2015
82% The Overnight (2015) I'm not big into awkward comedy, but The Overnight is so deft and surprising that I almost enjoyed the feeling.‐ Willamette Week
Read More | Posted Jun 25, 2015
B- 33% Entourage (2015) If you're up for bro-ing down, have I got a movie for you.‐ Willamette Week
Read More | Posted Jun 19, 2015
B 88% Dope (2015) It's got a lot of heart, more than you'd expect from a comedy and less than you'd expect from a drama. That genre switching is its main failing, though.‐ Willamette Week
Read More | Posted Jun 19, 2015
A- 93% Slow West (2015) It makes a dusty genre feel distinctly modern.‐ Willamette Week
Read More | Posted Jun 18, 2015
A 98% Inside Out (2015) It's sad. Crushingly, relentlessly sad. And absolutely brilliant.‐ Willamette Week
Read More | Posted Jun 18, 2015
97% Mad Max: Fury Road (2015) Every single prop, costume and character looks insanely cool, like a world war erupted at Burning Man.‐ Willamette Week
Read More | Posted May 13, 2015