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Alison Willmore

Alison Willmore

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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
89% Mediterranea (2015) "It's a slow-burn study in feeling powerless and unwelcome, anchored by Seihon's performance as a man patient and adept at sussing out and adapting to what others need until he just can't do it any longer. " ‐ BuzzFeed
Posted Dec 4, 2015
91% James White (2015) "It's Abbott who's the revelation, showing off all sorts of previously unseen leading-man potential. " ‐ BuzzFeed
Posted Dec 4, 2015
96% Heart of a Dog (2015) "Heart of a Dog is a unique, indescribable beast, Anderson narrating over a collage of 8mm home video, iPhone footage, canine-level camera, and animation. If it sometimes wanders a little far afield, it snaps back quickly with some sharp observations. " ‐ BuzzFeed
Posted Dec 4, 2015
93% Breathe (2015) " Breathe is a deftly observed look at teen power games and how closeness can turn to animosity in one miserable night out. " ‐ BuzzFeed
Posted Dec 4, 2015
94% Best Of Enemies (2015) "This doc about the 10-night series, directed by Robert Gordon and Morgan Neville (who won an Oscar last year for Twenty Feet From Stardom), provides an entertaining and, ultimately, depressing peek into TV at a pivotal moment. " ‐ BuzzFeed
Posted Dec 4, 2015
82% Chi-Raq (2015) "[Lee has] been better at lobbing fireballs than aiming them. " ‐ BuzzFeed
Posted Dec 4, 2015
76% The Good Dinosaur (2015) "If The Good Dinosaur falls low in the rankings of the company's now 16 titles, it is still leagues finer than the flurry of frenetic colors and screwball pacing of the standard children's animated movie. " ‐ BuzzFeed
Posted Dec 3, 2015
94% Creed (2015) "Creed understands the value of formulas and of archetypes, but more importantly, it knows how to push off them to find the unexpected. It feels familiar, as it should, but it is also, in its own right, electrifying. " ‐ BuzzFeed
Posted Nov 24, 2015
66% The Night Before (2015) "The Night Before is a raucous comedy with a sweet soul that's tremendously uneven... But there's a mournful poignance to its depiction of long-term friendship that comes from how its tensions about maturity have been internalized. " ‐ BuzzFeed
Posted Nov 19, 2015
33% By The Sea (2015) "Jolie might have a good film in her yet, should she be able to relinquish the unnecessary yearning to be taken seriously that's weighed everything she's made so far down. " ‐ BuzzFeed
Posted Nov 13, 2015
93% Our Little Sister (Umimachi Diary) (Umi-gai Diary) (2016) "Offering up their hard-won home and refusing to let Suzu be saddled with her parents' baggage, grows more and more breathtaking in retrospect, a quiet act of grace and love that the film provides just the right showcase for. " ‐ BuzzFeed
Posted Nov 10, 2015
30% The Longest Ride (2015) "The Longest Ride is a weak sauce addition to the Sparks empire, a little better than last year's The Best of Me, but miles below uber-Sparks work The Notebook. " ‐ BuzzFeed
Posted Nov 10, 2015
61% Unfriended (2015) "It's a premise that seems ridiculous until you start to realize it might actually be brilliant, or at least charmingly clever. " ‐ BuzzFeed
Posted Nov 10, 2015
86% Far From the Madding Crowd (2015) "The movie places the swoonier love story aspects of Far From the Madding Crowd in the forefront, but it also, more interestingly, surfaces its coming-of-age qualities. " ‐ BuzzFeed
Posted Nov 10, 2015
66% Pitch Perfect 2 (2015) "The music is better and the comedy is worse. " ‐ BuzzFeed
Posted Nov 10, 2015
91% The Lobster (2016) "The dry wit and pervasively odd sensibility of The Lobster make it very worth cozying up to. " ‐ BuzzFeed
Posted Nov 10, 2015
89% Green Room (2016) "What makes Green Room's premise so thrilling is how much it lets these characters lead the action -- sometimes into dangerous dead ends. " ‐ BuzzFeed
Posted Nov 10, 2015
79% The Assassin (2015) "It's so lovely, from the brocade draped interiors to the mist moving over a landscape in the half light, like a series of confounding paintings placed end to end. " ‐ BuzzFeed
Posted Nov 10, 2015
93% Sicario (2015) "Gorgeously made, with a set piece taking place in tunnels underneath the border that conveys chaos without ever looking incoherent and a throbbing Jóhann Jóhannsson score that's the sound of very bad things on the horizon. " ‐ BuzzFeed
Posted Nov 10, 2015
22% Little Boy (2015) "The movie seems utterly and sincerely well-intentioned -- which is why what happens in it is so jaw-dropping. " ‐ BuzzFeed
Posted Nov 10, 2015
49% San Andreas (2015) "This movie didn't take much time escalating from realistic depiction of a disaster to giant, numbing CGI spectacle. " ‐ BuzzFeed
Posted Nov 10, 2015
94% Spy (2015) "She's no Mata Hari, and she may not get the guy (though she does get some) - but that doesn't mean she can't be a different sort of badass, the kind that's a reminder of McCarthy's range beyond just physical comedy. " ‐ BuzzFeed
Posted Nov 10, 2015
46% Ted 2 (2015) "Being awful is still no substitute for being funny - but Seth MacFarlane's talking teddy bear sequel does manage some laughs anyway. " ‐ BuzzFeed
Posted Nov 10, 2015
83% Eden (2015) "Paul describes a song he likes as existing "between euphoria and melancholia," which is the balance the movie he's in strikes as well, as interested in joy as it is in loss. Which may be the best thing these stories of not making it bring to the table. " ‐ BuzzFeed
Posted Nov 10, 2015
61% Felt (2015) "It's a reminder that while genre movies usually look toward violence, there's just as rich territory to be explored in what happens after it, in the marks it leaves that go beyond the physical. " ‐ BuzzFeed
Posted Nov 10, 2015
86% Fort Tilden (2015) "Fort Tilden is all the hipster satire you can handle, and maybe more. " ‐ BuzzFeed
Posted Nov 10, 2015
80% Ant-Man (2015) "No other Marvel installment has felt as weighed down by its obligations to the franchise. " ‐ BuzzFeed
Posted Nov 10, 2015
97% It Follows (2015) "It's a testament to how scary a movie It Follows is that for days after watching it, you walk around thinking up survival plans - should you hide, stay on the move forever, pass the haunting on to someone else? " ‐ BuzzFeed
Posted Nov 10, 2015
92% Ex Machina (2015) "Ex Machina is a disquieting power struggle waged in terms of human weaknesses, refracted through gender. " ‐ BuzzFeed
Posted Nov 10, 2015
90% Dheepan (2016) "Dheepan is still a warm, alarming, heartache-y watch, about three people united in fleeing one kind of danger for another. " ‐ BuzzFeed
Posted Nov 10, 2015
42% Love (2015) "Noé deserves credit for putting sex so boldly at the front and center of his new romance and depicting it as an essential part of love and life that's largely left off screen. " ‐ BuzzFeed
Posted Nov 10, 2015
17% Pixels (2015) "There are scenes in the surreally lazy, occasionally funny Pixels in which Sandler's face slips into the exact same weary, disgruntled expression he wears in Funny People. " ‐ BuzzFeed
Posted Nov 10, 2015
93% The Gift (2015) "It's a concept that's more often the basis of arrested development comedies about late bloomers who finally come into their own, but there's nothing funny about how the past looms over the adults that Gordo and Simon have become. " ‐ BuzzFeed
Posted Nov 10, 2015
43% American Ultra (2015) "It's a very August sort of movie, the kind that benefits from low, lax expectations. " ‐ BuzzFeed
Posted Nov 10, 2015
77% Where to Invade Next (2016) "It's a diluted, scattershot approach for a filmmaker for whom optimism may not actually be a good fit. " ‐ BuzzFeed
Posted Nov 10, 2015
85% Goodnight Mommy (2015) "The tension in Goodnight Mommy owes everything to our not knowing who to trust. Things don't always need to come rushing out of the darkness to be frightening. " ‐ BuzzFeed
Posted Nov 10, 2015
64% The Visit (2015) "The Visit is a pleasant surprise. " ‐ BuzzFeed
Posted Nov 10, 2015
93% Room (2015) "When everything's new, learning your previously limited world is in fact boundless is just another lesson to accept on the path to growing up. " ‐ BuzzFeed
Posted Nov 10, 2015
92% Beasts of No Nation (2015) "Fukunaga gives the film a visual grandeur that makes it feel like it's taking place after the world has ended, and all that's left for Agu is this morass of endless, uncaring violence. " ‐ BuzzFeed
Posted Nov 10, 2015
62% Legend (2015) "Legend chooses to start with its subjects having already done their crimes and some time, and it follows them up the ladder and then back to their downfall without finding much resonance to them as people. " ‐ BuzzFeed
Posted Nov 10, 2015
75% Black Mass (2015) "Black Mass... can't figure Whitey out. Developments that seem important come and go without their mark on the man being clear. " ‐ BuzzFeed
Posted Nov 10, 2015
47% Freeheld (2015) "Freeheld assigns its most dynamic arcs to the straight characters who align themselves, sooner or later, with Laurel and Stacie. " ‐ BuzzFeed
Posted Nov 10, 2015
9% Stonewall (2015) "Stonewall is a movie about a pivotal moment in LGBT history as filtered through the perspective of a fictional hunk of Wonder Bread named Danny who steps off a bus from Indiana and right into a central role in the Christopher Street scene. " ‐ BuzzFeed
Posted Nov 10, 2015
85% The Walk (2015) "The Walk turns what is a relatively straightforward act - albeit a scarily placed one - into something stunning by restoring a sense of physicality to what's happening onscreen. " ‐ BuzzFeed
Posted Nov 10, 2015
29% Insurgent (2015) "Insurgent's convenient scanners affirm its heroine to be 100% Divergent, the most out of everyone, and that's good enough for the story. But it doesn't have to be good enough for the audience. " ‐ BuzzFeed
Posted Nov 10, 2015
29% Get Hard (2015) "It's all awful enough that you expect the movie to end with a title card that proclaims, "Don't worry, guys - we have gay friends and black friends. We're cool." " ‐ BuzzFeed
Posted Nov 10, 2015
17% Serena (2015) "It's an odd misfire from two actors at the peak of their game, but a misfire nonetheless. " ‐ BuzzFeed
Posted Nov 10, 2015
95% Weekend (2011) "Weekend, which was shot with watery beauty on location in Nottingham in the U.K., also owes something to Before Sunrise, but it's not a gay remake of a straight movie. Its romance is very deliberately not some reworked version of a hetero one. " ‐ BuzzFeed
Posted Nov 10, 2015
80% Furious 7 (2015) "The fact that Furious 7 is messier than any of the past installments is more than mitigated by its grandeur. "Dom, cars don't fly! Cars don't fly!" Brian yells before its biggest stunt. Furious 7 makes you believe they can. " ‐ BuzzFeed
Posted Nov 10, 2015
88% The Tribe (2015) "The Tribe revels in the distance it leaves between its audience and its characters, but in placing viewers on the outside, it also creates an experience that's almost perversely empathetic. " ‐ BuzzFeed
Posted Nov 9, 2015
100% Out 1, Noli Me Tangere "It requires a theater, and it requires opting in -- though that, as I said before, is the hard part. After that, all that's left is to surrender to a movie that's like a new country ready to be explored. " ‐ BuzzFeed
Posted Nov 9, 2015
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