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Alison Willmore

Alison Willmore
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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
90% Lady Macbeth (2017) A corrosive, intelligent costume drama from first-time director William Oldroyd.‐ BuzzFeed News
Read More | Posted Jul 20, 2017
73% To the Bone (2017) Ultimately the most resonant message To the Bone has to offer is that there is no one certain way to heal from anorexia, and no one right way to tell stories about it either.‐ BuzzFeed News
Read More | Posted Jul 20, 2017
93% Spider-Man: Homecoming (2017) A film that smuggles in a delightfully dorky high school saga under the banner of a too familiar superhero one.‐ BuzzFeed News
Read More | Posted Jul 13, 2017
89% A Ghost Story (2017) A wondrous, delicate shell of a movie‐ BuzzFeed News
Read More | Posted Jul 13, 2017
85% Okja (2017) Okja unfolds like a fable about a child and their nonhuman pal that's been warped into something bleak and outrageous -- E.T. by way of Upton Sinclair's The Jungle.‐ BuzzFeed News
Read More | Posted Jun 28, 2017
78% The Beguiled (2017) The Beguiled isn't Coppola's strongest film, but it's her smartest and most skillful in portraying how the dynamics of a group of women can warp and weft under outside pressure, turning from community to competition.‐ BuzzFeed News
Read More | Posted Jun 22, 2017
76% My Cousin Rachel (2017) There's a sense of simmering rage beneath its fetching surfaces -- the ire of a woman who's been taught that acting in her own self-interest is a subversive act, but who senses freedom so close at hand.‐ BuzzFeed News
Read More | Posted Jun 16, 2017
15% The Mummy (2017) The Mummy promises a fantastical world of supernatural beings colliding and collaborating, forgetting that if no one cares about any one of these beings in particular, they're not going to be sold on seeing them together, either.‐ BuzzFeed News
Read More | Posted Jun 9, 2017
92% Wonder Woman (2017) What's striking about [Wonder Woman] is the movie's sense of elated lightness. ‐ BuzzFeed News
Read More | Posted May 29, 2017
71% Alien: Covenant (2017) It's an Alien movie for our times, one in which mankind isn't just under the thumb of an oppressive corporation but sowing the seeds of its own destruction on a more sweeping scale.‐ BuzzFeed News
Read More | Posted May 24, 2017
35% Snatched (2017) An exhausted dead end for a type of comedy that Schumer and Lena Dunham, in particular, became famous for in the last decade.‐ BuzzFeed News
Read More | Posted May 12, 2017
82% Casting JonBenét (2017) Scolding rather than revealing.‐ BuzzFeed News
Read More | Posted May 12, 2017
84% Risk (2017) Risk's strongest point is in its insistence that portraying one need not come at the expense of the other, that misogyny and acts of alleged abuse are in no way negated by some grander-scaled pursuit of justice.‐ BuzzFeed News
Read More | Posted May 5, 2017
81% Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 (2017) [Yondu's] presence kicks the idling movie into gear, and into a final third act for which all of the previous meandering can be forgiven - and the talk of family finally accrues the weight the film has been trying to put on it.‐ BuzzFeed News
Read More | Posted May 5, 2017
45% Ghost in the Shell (2017) Splendid-looking but otherwise dreadful‐ BuzzFeed News
Read More | Posted Mar 31, 2017
71% 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
93% 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
97% 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
89% 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
96% 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
99% 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
52% 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
43% 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
30% The Assignment (2017) It's too clunky to be any kind of real provocation. ‐ BuzzFeed News
Read More | Posted Sep 26, 2016
80% 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
98% 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
65% 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
55% 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
25% 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