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Alison Willmore

Alison Willmore
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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
70% Beauty and the Beast (2017) "Remake" isn't a strong enough word to describe the relationship between Disney's new live-action Beauty and the Beast and the company's beloved 1991 animated movie.‐ BuzzFeed News
Read More | Posted Mar 10, 2017
92% Logan (2017) A bruisingly good elegy ‐ BuzzFeed News
Read More | Posted Feb 24, 2017
100% Gook (2017) Gook may not come close to the electric greatness of Lee's 1989 film but, as a gesture in its direction, it's alive with biting promise.‐ BuzzFeed News
Read More | Posted Feb 22, 2017
96% Mudbound (2017) Mudbound (remember that title!) is a handsomely made, urgently relevant drama... unfolding with both a Faulkner-like lyricism and a cutting contemporary resonance.‐ BuzzFeed News
Read More | Posted Feb 22, 2017
96% The Big Sick (2017) The movie's so good... in part because of the degree to which it considers marriage not just as a relationship between two people but between two families.‐ BuzzFeed News
Read More | Posted Feb 22, 2017
90% John Wick: Chapter 2 (2017) John Wick laid out the basics of its codified criminal community, but Chapter 2 builds from them an intricate world that has the claustrophobic quality of any professional industry.‐ BuzzFeed News
Read More | Posted Feb 17, 2017
35% The Great Wall (2017) To watch it is to be aware of how little movies this size have to do with art and how much they are product, the result of a calculation involving actorly appeal and spectacle, because spectacle, not story, has the... most universal draw.‐ BuzzFeed News
Read More | Posted Feb 17, 2017
85% Rogue One: A Star Wars Story (2016) Rogue One is at its best when it's at war .‐ BuzzFeed News
Read More | Posted Dec 14, 2016
95% Moana (2016) Moana's indisputable saving grace is how good it looks - really, better than any other Disney movie to date, overflowing with lush, brazen beauty.‐ BuzzFeed News
Read More | Posted Nov 16, 2016
73% Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them (2016) It feels great to revisit Rowling's creation, even in spin-off form.‐ BuzzFeed News
Read More | Posted Nov 16, 2016
90% Doctor Strange (2016) It's imperfect, but it's enjoyable, and it sure looks good.‐ BuzzFeed News
Read More | Posted Oct 27, 2016
98% Under The Shadow (2016) Intimate horror about the dark things lurking in a family home, and, more interestingly, in the minds of women.‐ BuzzFeed News
Read More | Posted Oct 19, 2016
51% The Accountant (2016) The Accountant is, begrudgingly, a pretty good time, especially once its solemnity gives way to its kitschy ode to familial pain.‐ BuzzFeed News
Read More | Posted Oct 19, 2016
44% The Girl on the Train (2016) The Girl on the Train is not weirdly great, or even good, though it doesn't really aim to be, positioning itself unabashedly as a knock-off Gone Girl.‐ BuzzFeed News
Read More | Posted Oct 10, 2016
98% The Babadook (2014) A deftly inventive and psychologically charged horror story that trades on the ways in which the prospect of maternal failure can be just as fearsome a boogeyman as any monster under the bed.‐ BuzzFeed News
Read More | Posted Oct 5, 2016
21% The Assignment (2017) It's too clunky to be any kind of real provocation. ‐ BuzzFeed News
Read More | Posted Sep 26, 2016
81% Colossal (2017) A surprisingly deft story about a particular type of toxic masculinity that has everything to do with wanting to loom large over another person, to keep them cowering in your shadow. ‐ BuzzFeed News
Read More | Posted Sep 26, 2016
97% Moonlight (2016) Moonlight moves for a while in heady bursts, like memories rushing back. ‐ BuzzFeed News
Read More | Posted Sep 26, 2016
63% The Magnificent Seven (2016) The Magnificent Seven is an awkward milestone in Hollywood's ongoing and urgent conversation about representation. ‐ BuzzFeed News
Read More | Posted Sep 26, 2016
87% Pete's Dragon (2016) It is, above all, gentle, sometimes to a fault.‐ BuzzFeed News
Read More | Posted Aug 25, 2016
97% Kubo and the Two Strings (2016) It's triumphant as well as terribly sad.‐ BuzzFeed News
Read More | Posted Aug 25, 2016
66% Nerve (2016) Nerve is a dizzyingly of-the-moment good time, a dystopian meet-cute in present-day New York.‐ BuzzFeed News
Read More | Posted Aug 2, 2016
56% Jason Bourne (2016) Of all the indignities Damon's title character, dug out of retirement after nine years, has to suffer in the disappointing Jason Bourne, the worst is how out-of-touch the new conspiracy he unravels feels‐ BuzzFeed News
Read More | Posted Aug 2, 2016
26% Suicide Squad (2016) Harley Quinn is an embodiment of all the conflicting things this frankly disastrous new movie, choppily written and directed David Ayer, is attempting to do. ‐ BuzzFeed News
Read More | Posted Aug 2, 2016
58% Bad Moms (2016) It's a movie with a subversive skepticism about traditional white picket fence domesticity in general.‐ BuzzFeed News
Read More | Posted Jul 29, 2016
76% 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
Read More | 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
Read More | 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
Read More | Posted Jul 10, 2016
69% 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
Read More | 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
Read More | Posted Jun 13, 2016
28% Warcraft (2016) Warcraft isn't decent. It isn't awful, either, though that would honestly be preferable.‐ BuzzFeed News
Read More | Posted Jun 13, 2016
58% Me Before You (2016) Isn't that romantic? No, it's really not.‐ BuzzFeed News
Read More | 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
Read More | Posted Jun 7, 2016
97% Weiner (2016) A can't-look-away documentary about the trainwreck 2013 mayoral run of her husband, Anthony Weiner.‐ BuzzFeed News
Read More | Posted Jun 3, 2016
98% 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
Read More | Posted Jun 3, 2016
86% 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
Read More | 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
Read More | Posted Jun 3, 2016
80% 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
Read More | Posted Jun 3, 2016
90% Elle (2016) Essentially a startlingly enjoyable character study with an extraordinarily difficult starting point.‐ BuzzFeed News
Read More | Posted May 26, 2016
94% The Handmaiden (Ah-ga-ssi) (2016) 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
Read More | Posted May 26, 2016
57% 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
Read More | Posted May 26, 2016
96% Paterson (2016) 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
Read More | Posted May 20, 2016
89% 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
Read More | Posted May 20, 2016
88% Raw (2017) 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
Read More | Posted May 20, 2016
78% Personal Shopper (2017) 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
Read More | Posted May 20, 2016
75% The BFG (2016) A movie that's comfortable, but also as soporific as a warm, stuffy room.‐ BuzzFeed News
Read More | Posted May 17, 2016
92% 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
Read More | Posted May 17, 2016
70% 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
Read More | Posted May 13, 2016
57% Money Monster (2016) [The film has] ambitions of relevance but few distinguishing characteristics.‐ BuzzFeed News
Read More | 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
Read More | Posted May 12, 2016