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Alonso Duralde

Alonso Duralde
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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
89% Blood Father (2016) Director Jean-François Richet keeps the action set pieces and shootouts coming with bracing regularity, but Blood Father doesn't grind to a halt while it's catching a breath, thanks to the spot-on screenplay. ‐ TheWrap
Posted Jul 2, 2016
66% Anthropoid (2016) Loses its footing, never quite regaining it until an extended sequence in which the seven parachutists hide out in a church, keeping wave after wave of Nazi soldiers at bay. But by the time it arrives in the film, it's almost too little, too late. ‐ TheWrap
Posted Jul 2, 2016
36% The Legend of Tarzan (2016) Like John Carter and The Lone Ranger before it, this movie packs in so much generic derring-do that there's little time to focus on what made the character so memorable in the first place. ‐ TheWrap
Posted Jun 29, 2016
78% The Shallows (2016) It's not going to make anyone forget Jaws, but it delivers the kind of breathless tension that justifies its existence. ‐ TheWrap
Posted Jun 23, 2016
15% Ice Age: Collision Course (2016) Takes huge strides in the hotly-contested race to be 2016's Most Irrelevant Sequel. ‐ TheWrap
Posted Jun 18, 2016
94% Finding Dory (2016) Stanton and co-director Angus MacLane augment the hilarious characters with visual grandeur (who knew there were this many shades of blue?) and comedy, particularly from Hank the octopus' chameleonic and contortionist skills. ‐ TheWrap
Posted Jun 10, 2016
80% The Conjuring 2 (2016) Frightening rarely strikes twice in the same place, despite the efforts of so many horror sequels, but even if The Conjuring 2 doesn't deliver the delightful jolts of its predecessor, it maintains a consistent chill throughout. ‐ TheWrap
Posted Jun 2, 2016
77% Popstar: Never Stop Never Stopping (2016) This new movie feels more like a series of sketches that all happen to revolve around the same handful of characters. That said, those sketches are fairly funny. ‐ TheWrap
Posted Jun 1, 2016
28% Warcraft (2016) Imagine Battlefield Earth without the verve, or the unintentional comedy. ‐ TheWrap
Posted May 24, 2016
58% Me Before You (2016) Forget art, or even craft: This is the kind of movie that can't even get its shameless audience-pandering in order. ‐ TheWrap
Posted May 24, 2016
92% The Nice Guys (2016) Gosling and Crowe's breezy give-and-take goes a long way in elevating "The Nice Guys" above the moments where cynicism overwhelms the comedy. ‐ TheWrap
Posted May 15, 2016
29% Alice Through the Looking Glass (2016) The visuals seem less muddled, and the plot isn't just an excuse to stick another sword into the hand of another fairytale character, but it's still a bright and shiny jumble of effects attempting to cover up the utter lack of interesting characters. ‐ TheWrap
Posted May 10, 2016
48% X-Men: Apocalypse (2016) Marks a shocking letdown from Singer's earlier contributions; what once soared now slogs. ‐ TheWrap
Posted May 9, 2016
43% The Angry Birds Movie (2016) Let's be clear, then: The Angry Birds Movie isn't pointless because it's based on an app. It's pointless because it's pointless. ‐ TheWrap
Posted May 7, 2016
62% Neighbors 2: Sorority Rising (2016) Never lags, and the laughs keep coming, even though they're coming from a fairly familiar place. ‐ TheWrap
Posted May 4, 2016
76% Keanu (2016) Doesn't consistently deliver, but the highs make the lows worth enduring. ‐ TheWrap
Posted Apr 29, 2016
7% Mother's Day (2016) Too innocuous to inspire actual rage yet too utterly tepid and bland to elicit a single laugh. ‐ TheWrap
Posted Apr 28, 2016
84% The Meddler (2016) Everyone's so damn happy and grateful to have been meddled with that it undercuts both the comedy and the drama. ‐ TheWrap
Posted Apr 22, 2016
96% Sing Street (2016) Fans of Carney's lush romanticism and hook-laden lyricism will be thrilled to add this one to their playlist. ‐ TheWrap
Posted Apr 14, 2016
90% Barbershop: The Next Cut (2016) Spike Lee took a much less prosaic look at Chicago's gang violence in last year's challenging Chi-Raq, but this more straightforward presentation will probably find more traction among mainstream audiences. ‐ TheWrap
Posted Apr 12, 2016
72% Louder Than Bombs (2016) Despite the title, this is a quiet, intimate story of a family reeling from tragedy, but it's no less loaded with revelations and breakthroughs, all set at a recognizably human volume. ‐ TheWrap
Posted Apr 8, 2016
52% Demolition (2016) The deadpan and sometimes excruciating discomfort on display, played for laughs, calls to mind the early, emotionally subversive films of David O. Russell. ‐ TheWrap
Posted Apr 8, 2016
95% The Jungle Book (2016) Might lack the post-vaudeville razzamatazz of its predecessor, but director Jon Favreau and a team of effects wizards plunge us into one of the big screen's most engrossing artificial worlds since Avatar. ‐ TheWrap
Posted Apr 3, 2016
70% Take Me To The River (2016) It's a slowly tightening vise, all about suspicion and hostility and resentments and what people aren't talking about when they talk to each other. ‐ TheWrap
Posted Mar 23, 2016
27% Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice (2016) And what of the title's promised skirmish? That face-off between two comics legends becomes but one in a series of big things bashing into other big things, which is what Snyder and writers Chris Terrio and David S. Goyer mistake for storytelling. ‐ TheWrap
Posted Mar 22, 2016
90% The Clan (El Clan) (2016) Shares a production team with Wild Tales, and like that previous film, it possesses a pitch-black sense of humor and a willingness to stare with wide-open eyes into the abyss of humanity's worst behavior. ‐ TheWrap
Posted Mar 18, 2016
83% Midnight Special (2016) Goes off its own narrative cliff, capping a compelling story with a third-act resolution so misguided that's it's the dramatic equivalent of punching the gas and plunging into the abyss. ‐ TheWrap
Posted Mar 17, 2016
27% The Perfect Match (2016) Doggedly follows the well-worn rom-com path, down to saving all the personality and occasional laughs - very, very occasional ones - for the supporting cast. ‐ TheWrap
Posted Mar 10, 2016
83% Hello, My Name is Doris (2016) Sometimes we're clearly meant to laugh at Doris' clumsy efforts at flirtation and socialization, and at others, the director wants us to relate, or maybe even cry, but he can't have everything, which ultimately leaves us with nothing. ‐ TheWrap
Posted Mar 9, 2016
90% 10 Cloverfield Lane (2016) Even if this tale might have been better served as a 40-minute short than as a full-length movie, first-time feature director Dan Trachtenberg has cast a trio of actors at the top of their game, and they elevate the material. ‐ TheWrap
Posted Mar 8, 2016
68% Whiskey Tango Foxtrot (2016) It's wiser than the confusion its title suggests, and it pushes Fey toward a film career that's as uncompromising, unpredictable and intelligent as her TV work. ‐ TheWrap
Posted Feb 28, 2016
16% Gods Of Egypt (2016) Might have merited a so-bad-it's-good schadenfreude fanbase had it maintained the unintentional laughs of the first ten minutes. Instead, it skids into dullness, thus negating the camp classic that it so often verges on becoming. ‐ TheWrap
Posted Feb 25, 2016
53% Triple 9 (2016) If there's a police code it merits, it's a "10-22": "Disregard." ‐ TheWrap
Posted Feb 17, 2016
90% A War (Krigen) (2016) While most Hollywood movies are so afraid of moral ambiguity that you'd think the old-school Production Code was in effect, here's a story that eschews easy answers and forces audiences to examine their own consciences while the characters do likewise. ‐ TheWrap
Posted Feb 12, 2016
47% How To Be Single (2016) Only intermittently funny, cobbling together more storylines and characters that it can bother to keep track of. At the same time, however, it's a movie that at least occasionally bothers to zag instead of zig. ‐ TheWrap
Posted Feb 10, 2016
23% Zoolander 2 (2016) A cavalcade of gags that fall flat and cameo appearances that are more impressive on a look-who-they-got scale than for inspiring any mirth. ‐ TheWrap
Posted Feb 9, 2016
84% Deadpool (2016) It's a film that's amused with itself, but thanks to a screwball screenplay by Rhett Rheese and Paul Wernick and a charmingly snarky lead turn by Ryan Reynolds, that amusement is both thoroughly earned and completely contagious. ‐ TheWrap
Posted Feb 6, 2016
85% Hail, Caesar! (2016) The Coens revel in both the glamour and the squalor of post-war Hollywood with a film that more than makes up in wit and flash what it might lack in substance. ‐ TheWrap
Posted Feb 3, 2016
7% Fifty Shades of Black (2016) Wayans continues his pattern of creating movie simulacra - calling them "parodies" or even "spoofs" puts far too fine a point on it - whereby we're supposed to laugh because we recognize the thing that is being reenacted. ‐ TheWrap
Posted Jan 29, 2016
80% Eddie The Eagle (2016) Designed for audiences who will throw their weight behind the film's schmaltz and sentimentality. Anyone unwilling to commit to the movie's shamelessness will feel like they've hit the ground headfirst. ‐ TheWrap
Posted Jan 29, 2016
98% Love & Friendship (2016) Stillman's fleet and funny adaptation makes it a pleasure to follow these entanglements (and to understand the strict social rules regulating everyone's behavior). ‐ TheWrap
Posted Jan 25, 2016
90% Certain Women (2016) As with Reichardt's previous work, the film provides a showcase for the kind of acting and cinematography that's never showy but always perfectly appropriate to the narrative. ‐ TheWrap
Posted Jan 25, 2016
82% Captain Fantastic (2016) Just when you think the film is smugly poising Ben's rebel-outsider mentality against the close-mindedness of his late wife's parents, "Captain Fantastic" acknowledges that some of Ben's parenting techniques might actually be endangering his own children. ‐ TheWrap
Posted Jan 24, 2016
77% Goat (2016) Likely to generate discussion not only for its intense scenes of frat pledges enduring "Hell Week" but also for the memorable performances by Ben Schnetzer and Nick Jonas. ‐ TheWrap
Posted Jan 23, 2016
16% The 5th Wave (2016) The screenwriters so excessively telegraph each plot twist that the entire script may well have been written in Morse code. ‐ TheWrap
Posted Jan 21, 2016
63% The Finest Hours (2016) We're told that a certain action is impossible, until it isn't, or that a certain thing would never happen, and then it does, so even with all those lives on the line, the movie can't effectively build up stakes or consequences. ‐ TheWrap
Posted Jan 18, 2016
87% Kung Fu Panda 3 (2016) Between the witty screenplay, delightful visuals that jump back and forth between 3-D and 2-D animation, and a consistently game voice cast, this third serving never feels like a dull retread or a lazy cash grab. ‐ TheWrap
Posted Jan 16, 2016
14% Ride Along 2 (2016) Both the stars and the filmmaker are phoning it in, mistaking volume for wit and punches for punchlines. It's a dispiriting waste of abilities on both sides of the camera. ‐ TheWrap
Posted Jan 13, 2016
10% The Forest (2016) By the time the screenwriters unpack the inevitable third-act reversals and twists, it's too little, too late, especially since those revelations rely upon an investment in the characters that the movie has expended too little effort in creating. ‐ TheWrap
Posted Jan 7, 2016
9% Point Break (2015) Director Ericson Core and writer Kurt Wimmer clearly want to up the ante on the action, but they make almost no effort to incorporate these stirring sequences into the rest of the movie. ‐ TheWrap
Posted Dec 26, 2015