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Alison Willmore

Alison Willmore

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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
77% Lights Out (2016) "At 81 minutes, unfolding in a handful of key locations, and opting for practical effects and clever framing over computer-generated imagery, Lights Out is still lean and concentrated, and it benefits from that spareness. " ‐ BuzzFeed News
Posted Jul 22, 2016
84% Star Trek Beyond (2016) "Star Trek Beyond is a snappy, diverting affair that nevertheless leaves a lingering feeling, like Kirk, that something's missing. " ‐ BuzzFeed News
Posted Jul 19, 2016
73% Ghostbusters (2016) "Jones, McCarthy, McKinnon, and Wiig are so good together - and in ways that are distinctively theirs and not recycled from the past - that their message of not giving a damn resonates better than the movie's underwhelming climax. " ‐ BuzzFeed News
Posted Jul 10, 2016
68% Central Intelligence (2016) "The film has a firm grasp of Johnson's appeal as a leading man: He is Hollywood's most imposing ray of sunshine. " ‐ BuzzFeed News
Posted Jun 17, 2016
94% Finding Dory (2016) "Dory is still irrepressible in Finding Dory, still making her way brightly and cluelessly through life in a state of perpetual now, but her backstory adds a steady element of pathos to a movie that otherwise follows in the same beats as the original. " ‐ BuzzFeed News
Posted Jun 13, 2016
29% Warcraft (2016) "Warcraft isn't decent. It isn't awful, either, though that would honestly be preferable. " ‐ BuzzFeed News
Posted Jun 13, 2016
59% Me Before You (2016) "Isn't that romantic? No, it's really not. " ‐ BuzzFeed News
Posted Jun 7, 2016
77% Popstar: Never Stop Never Stopping (2016) "It turns out rising from fame and falling from it make for equally good material. " ‐ BuzzFeed News
Posted Jun 7, 2016
96% Weiner (2016) "A can't-look-away documentary about the trainwreck 2013 mayoral run of her husband, Anthony Weiner. " ‐ BuzzFeed News
Posted Jun 3, 2016
99% Love & Friendship (2016) "Love & Friendship is Jane Austen with the romance drained out, exposing the pragmatism and the economic urgency underneath. That sounds grim, but the result is actually a tart, fizzy delight from Metropolitan director Whit Stillman. " ‐ BuzzFeed News
Posted Jun 3, 2016
81% The Idol (Ya Tayr El Tayer) (2016) "The Idol, has the kind of backstory reality show producers would plotz over - which they surely did, seeing as his vocal talents and performance chops made him the champion of the second season of Arab Idol. " ‐ BuzzFeed News
Posted Jun 3, 2016
71% Holy Hell (2016) "Holy Hell, raw and anguished, is not just a story about a terrible breach of trust, but one of loss, its creator mourning the relationships he had. " ‐ BuzzFeed News
Posted Jun 3, 2016
78% Henry Gamble's Birthday Party (2015) "Cone, the son of a Southern Baptist choir director, has by no means made a faith-based movie, but he's made one that treats faith seriously and without condescension. " ‐ BuzzFeed News
Posted Jun 3, 2016
100% Elle (2016) "Essentially a startlingly enjoyable character study with an extraordinarily difficult starting point. " ‐ BuzzFeed News
Posted May 26, 2016
91% The Handmaiden (Ah-ga-ssi) "The Handmaiden is sexy and twisty and so compelling despite this, lodging itself in the points of view of two women who are constantly underestimated by the men around them, and who learn to take advantage of how they're misjudged. " ‐ BuzzFeed News
Posted May 26, 2016
51% The Neon Demon (2016) "The movie is a bloody-mawed catfight on hallucinogens, but the visual splendor doesn't change the fact that the film barely has characters. " ‐ BuzzFeed News
Posted May 26, 2016
96% Paterson "There's an austerity to [Paterson's] days and to his processes that Jarmusch sells very effectively. And so does Driver, with his off-kilter sincerity. " ‐ BuzzFeed News
Posted May 20, 2016
91% Loving (2016) "It doesn't trumpet its importance obnoxiously, and it's packed with performances of quiet power, with Negga as the breakout. " ‐ BuzzFeed News
Posted May 20, 2016
100% Raw (Grave) "Raw is filled with surreally Cronenberg-esque peeks at vet training within the brutalist walls of the campus building, from dog dissections to a horse running on a treadmill. " ‐ BuzzFeed News
Posted May 20, 2016
58% Personal Shopper "Personal Shopper is far from a bad film. It switches unpredictably from character drama to horror and back, exploring both mourning and what it's like to dress someone who's too busy to handle it herself. " ‐ BuzzFeed News
Posted May 20, 2016
73% The BFG (2016) "A movie that's comfortable, but also as soporific as a warm, stuffy room. " ‐ BuzzFeed News
Posted May 17, 2016
91% The Nice Guys (2016) "In Gosling's pairing with the laconic Crowe, it finds a genuinely pleasurable pair of losers trying hard to eke out a win. " ‐ BuzzFeed News
Posted May 17, 2016
75% Café Society (2016) "It's a film that covers several years and relationships but comes across like a rambling anecdote being told by someone who keeps skipping over the interesting parts. " ‐ BuzzFeed News
Posted May 13, 2016
57% Money Monster (2016) "[The film has] ambitions of relevance but few distinguishing characteristics. " ‐ BuzzFeed News
Posted May 13, 2016
48% X-Men: Apocalypse (2016) "Like Oscar Isaac in that first scene, Apocalypse loses its humanity early on, and never figures out what to replace it with. " ‐ BuzzFeed News
Posted May 12, 2016
89% A Bigger Splash (2016) "Luca Guadagnino makes movies that feel like they're on ecstasy. They have a stick-your-head-in-a-speaker-and-insist-you-can-feel-the-music buzz to them, sensory details cranked up until they all but leap off the screen. " ‐ BuzzFeed News
Posted May 11, 2016
97% Sing Street (2016) "The film captures the earnestness and the silliness of the boys' efforts, but also how little that matters when you're discovering what it feels like to create something. " ‐ BuzzFeed News
Posted May 4, 2016
88% No Home Movie (2016) "It's almost unbearably sad, but the deep affection and connection Akerman has for her subject thrums through every scene, even the ones in which they speak on Skype, Akerman from different locations around the world. " ‐ BuzzFeed News
Posted May 4, 2016
81% Men & Chicken (Mænd & høns) (2016) "Demands you get on its distinctive wavelength, but offers plenty of offbeat pleasures once you do. " ‐ BuzzFeed News
Posted May 4, 2016
No Score Yet Los Sures (2016) "Los Sures, which has been restored and given a real theatrical release after 32 years, has acquired a new layer of melancholy now that South Williamsburg has been transformed into a spendy area of glassy condos and hip restaurants. " ‐ BuzzFeed News
Posted May 4, 2016
80% The First Monday in May (2016) "If you don't care about fashion there is another issue that unfolds fascinatingly over the course of the film: whether the theme of "the impact of Chinese aesthetics on Western fashion" is actually a celebration of Orientalism. " ‐ BuzzFeed News
Posted May 4, 2016
85% Eva Hesse (2016) "The film really comes into its own, reverberantly depicting how Hesse went from the side room and the supportive role to being the one who was in the spotlight, however briefly. " ‐ BuzzFeed News
Posted May 4, 2016
90% Captain America: Civil War (2016) "It all escalates into a group showdown that's gloriously fun and genuinely sad, because if you've made it through eight years of Marvel features, you care about these quippy oddballs and their imperfect alliance. " ‐ BuzzFeed News
Posted May 4, 2016
7% Mother's Day (2016) "No one's asking Mother's Day to be a masterpiece, but it doesn't even manage the hokey "aw" that's the reason a movie like this exists. " ‐ BuzzFeed News
Posted Apr 28, 2016
84% The Meddler (2016) "The Meddler is a mash note to compulsive nurturers -- to, in particular, women who've devoted their lives to figuring out what other people need. " ‐ BuzzFeed News
Posted Apr 25, 2016
16% The Huntsman: Winter's War (2016) "Here's hoping that any future installment ditches the Huntsman the way that Snow White was shunted aside, because the evil queens are where it's at. " ‐ BuzzFeed News
Posted Apr 22, 2016
100% Don't Think Twice (2016) "Dexterous at distilling that nauseating mix of happiness, enviousness, and fear of losing contact that can accompany a friend's sudden success. " ‐ BuzzFeed News
Posted Apr 21, 2016
94% The Jungle Book (2016) "The new Jungle Book proves movie technology still has the power to create a sense of wonder. " ‐ BuzzFeed News
Posted Apr 14, 2016
88% The Invitation (2016) "The mysteries of grief form the emotional core of director Karyn Kusama's unsettling thriller. " ‐ BuzzFeed News
Posted Apr 8, 2016
92% River of Grass (1995) "It's not exactly action-filled, but its main character is explicit about what's on her mind and how deep-seated her desire to escape is. " ‐ BuzzFeed News
Posted Apr 1, 2016
83% H. "This mesmerizing film from directors Rania Attieh and Daniel Garcia is filled with images that suggest connections to myth - like the head of a giant classical statue that's shown floating, impossible, down the Hudson River. " ‐ BuzzFeed News
Posted Apr 1, 2016
100% Everything Is Copy (2016) "As tributes go, Everything Is Copy is as loving and as well-behaved as you might expect of a doc directed by its subject's son - journalist Jacob Bernstein - to be. " ‐ BuzzFeed News
Posted Apr 1, 2016
74% Baskin (2016) "Part art film slow burn and part extreme splatterfest, Baskin is best enjoyed as a movie that features the memorable image of a man gouging out someone's eyeball with a knife and then French-kissing the bloody socket. " ‐ BuzzFeed News
Posted Apr 1, 2016
98% April and the Extraordinary World (Avril et le monde truqué) (2016) "While the film tells a rollicking, sometimes barbed story about oppressive governments, secret labs, selfishness, and the point where science meets ethics, it's the world-building that really delights. " ‐ BuzzFeed News
Posted Apr 1, 2016
73% Miles Ahead (2016) "Cheadle's freeness with his format and willingness to try to express Miles' inner life with rich visuals shows plenty of promise to his future as a filmmaker. But the main liberty he takes with Davis's story is the film's sticking point. " ‐ BuzzFeed News
Posted Mar 29, 2016
21% I Saw the Light (2016) "I Saw the Light trudges through Williams' life with bafflingly little sense of highs and lows. " ‐ BuzzFeed News
Posted Mar 29, 2016
86% Born To Be Blue (2016) "It's ultimately the story of someone whose insecurities line up perfectly with his habit, creating a cycle from which he just can't escape. " ‐ BuzzFeed News
Posted Mar 29, 2016
27% Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice (2016) "[A] glum, cool-toned behemoth that labors to lay groundwork for a DC cinematic universe while setting up two famous characters on a collision course, and lobs out big ideas like an underprepared undergrad sweatily pitching off-the-cuff thesis topics. " ‐ BuzzFeed News
Posted Mar 24, 2016
83% Midnight Special (2016) "It summons a shrug more than it does astonishment, but at least it looks good on the way. " ‐ BuzzFeed News
Posted Mar 23, 2016
87% Everybody Wants Some!! (2016) "The film itself has an ease that's addictively cozy, whether its characters feel familiar or far removed. They're an endearing bunch of -- well, bros. In Linklater's dexterous hands, it doesn't feel like such a bad word. " ‐ BuzzFeed News
Posted Mar 21, 2016
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