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Alonso Duralde

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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review

Victor Frankenstein (2015)

"Feels as stitched together as one of the title character's monsters, flirting with horror, action, comedy and even romance but committing to nothing but loud messiness." ‐TheWrap
Posted Nov 24, 2015

Carol (2015)

"Haynes builds a film on the furtive glances and secretive language that gays and lesbians in this country had to rely upon for so long to find each other and to express themselves." ‐TheWrap
Posted Nov 19, 2015

Secret in Their Eyes (2015)

"Certainly aims high in its attempts to marry the personal and the political, but by the time you hit the movie's big third-act twists, the film's inconsistencies and artificialities prevent those moments from playing as anything other than gimmicky." ‐TheWrap
Posted Nov 19, 2015

Janis: Little Girl Blue (2015)

"It's the focus on the art and the artist, and not on her demise, that makes Amy Berg's documentary Janis so electrifying." ‐TheWrap
Posted Nov 16, 2015

Love the Coopers (2015)

"One of the few Christmas movies to acknowledge that every holiday we spend with loved ones is layered with every other holiday we've ever spent with those loved ones. " ‐Linoleum Knife
Posted Nov 15, 2015

Trumbo (2015)

"Screenwriters are so rarely taken seriously by the film industry that it's a nice switch to watch them be the heroes." ‐TheWrap
Posted Nov 6, 2015

By The Sea (2015)

"Plays like an unconscious parody of Last Year at Marienbad, L'avventura and any number of other 1960s European dramas about beautiful people having existential crises on yachts and in villas. " ‐TheWrap
Posted Nov 5, 2015

The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 2 (2015)

"In a crowded field, winds up being one of the year's most satisfying popcorn movies." ‐TheWrap
Posted Nov 4, 2015

Brooklyn (2015)

"It's certainly a compliment to director John Crowley and screenwriter Nick Hornby (adapting the novel by Colm Tóibín) that the film calls to mind Steven Spielberg and even John Ford in its willingness to commit to the grand gesture." ‐TheWrap
Posted Nov 3, 2015

The Peanuts Movie (2015)

"I suspect that for young audiences, The Peanuts Movie will eventually be as much of a launching pad for the work of Charles M. Schulz as previous movie and TV iterations were for their parents. " ‐TheWrap
Posted Nov 2, 2015

Our Brand is Crisis (2015)

"Much of what the film considers fodder for satire is too familiar to feel revelatory or shocking, while characters that start out believable behave in unrecognizably ludicrous ways simply because the script forces them to. " ‐TheWrap
Posted Oct 30, 2015

Scouts Guide to the Zombie Apocalypse (2015)

"Too often revels in juvenile gags involving poop and penises, but you can see shards of the film it might have been." ‐TheWrap
Posted Oct 28, 2015

Paranormal Activity: The Ghost Dimension (2015)

"These jump scares are so utterly predictable that they might as well be heralded on-screen with a bouncing ball and an appearance by the Oogieloves. " ‐TheWrap
Posted Oct 22, 2015

Jem and the Holograms (2015)

"Even though I wish the songs themselves were stronger, there's an energy and a vibrancy to the movie that its young target audience will appreciate." ‐TheWrap
Posted Oct 22, 2015

Rock the Kasbah (2015)

"Bill Murray is Bill Murray is Bill Murray in a comedy that's little more than a schtick delivery system with some third-act personal growth thrown in for good measure. " ‐TheWrap
Posted Oct 21, 2015

Burnt (2015)

"Ultimately feels like those sous-vide bags that Adam finds so worthy of mockery: trapped in plastic, with the air sucked out of it." ‐TheWrap
Posted Oct 21, 2015

Truth (2015)

"A film that's about the importance of asking questions and speaking truth to power - and we know this because every other scene has a character launching into a monologue about the importance of asking questions and speaking truth to power. " ‐TheWrap
Posted Oct 16, 2015

The Assassin (2015)

"Hou's brand of reserve might not be for all audiences, but arthouse admirers of cinematic stillness will find themselves enraptured by this hypnotic tale. " ‐TheWrap
Posted Oct 15, 2015

Crimson Peak (2015)

"The insanely lush Gothic romance and ghost story plays like a hitherto unrecorded collaboration between Edgar Allen Poe, Edith Wharton, the designers of Disneyland's Haunted Mansion and whoever directed all those Bonnie Tyler music videos in the 1980s. " ‐TheWrap
Posted Oct 13, 2015

Steve Jobs (2015)

"Feels like a series of beautifully and meticulously crafted tiles in a half-finished mosaic; you can admire the pieces but still come away feeling like you've been deprived of the whole." ‐TheWrap
Posted Oct 8, 2015

Bridge of Spies (2015)

"If you can overlook the three or four endings, each more overdone than the last, there's a lot to like here." ‐TheWrap
Posted Oct 4, 2015

Freeheld (2015)

"The real-life story is moving and stirring enough to carry over the film's tendency to coddle its straight audience's perceived inability to be outraged over Laurel's plight. " ‐TheWrap
Posted Oct 1, 2015

The Martian (2015)

"Not only does the film stress the importance of using math and physics to solve problems, but it also makes a plot based on scientific inquiry as exciting and unpredictable as the kind that involves punching everyone and then blowing everything up." ‐TheWrap
Posted Sep 30, 2015

Hotel Transylvania 2 (2015)

"Whereas the jokes in the Grown Ups series feel reactionary and bullying, the family-friendly Hotel Transylvania gags instead come off as clever and humane, even when they're making fun of helicopter moms and lawsuit-sensitive summer camps." ‐TheWrap
Posted Sep 24, 2015

Stonewall (2015)

"The tone is so erratic and artificial that it wouldn't feel surprising if the movie suddenly became a musical. And as the film gets duller and duller, you find yourself wishing these characters would break into song, just for variety's sake." ‐TheWrap
Posted Sep 23, 2015

Pan (2015)

"Ugly to look at, shrill to listen to, and performed by actors who have been encouraged to camp it up madly in the style usually favored by aging British sitcom stars playing storybook characters in Christmas panto productions." ‐TheWrap
Posted Sep 19, 2015

Sicario (2015)

"Mixes arthouse and grindhouse into a most satisfying cocktail. " ‐TheWrap
Posted Sep 17, 2015

Sleeping with Other People (2015)

"Witty dialogue, realistic characters and situations, and spot-on performances can make any seemingly played-out genre come back to life." ‐TheWrap
Posted Sep 11, 2015

De Palma (2016)

"While I wouldn't willingly subject myself to a second viewing of The Bonfire of the Vanities or Snake Eyes, I would happily listen to De Palma expound on what works and what doesn't in those movies." ‐TheWrap
Posted Sep 10, 2015

A Bigger Splash (2016)

"A lush and intriguing experience that works so well for so long that it can't be undone by a few flaws." ‐TheWrap
Posted Sep 6, 2015

Equals (2016)

"Feels cobbled together from George Orwell, "THX-1138," "The Giver," perfume commercials and the Apple Store. Heck, before this thing's over, Parker even steals one of Shakespeare's better-known end-of-Act-II plot twists." ‐TheWrap
Posted Sep 5, 2015

The Danish Girl (2015)

"Tom Hooper proves he's capable of making a movie that's both steeped in awards-season prestige and in possession of a pulse." ‐TheWrap
Posted Sep 5, 2015

Beasts of No Nation (2015)

"Never soft-pedals its bleakness, but it also manages to allow audiences to leave with some shred of hope for Agu and his future." ‐TheWrap
Posted Sep 4, 2015

Black Mass (2015)

"This is Depp bringing his skills to the table as a man with a propensity for being both terrifying and charming, often switching between the two on a dime." ‐TheWrap
Posted Sep 4, 2015

Spotlight (2015)

"If Spotlight were merely about putting the pieces together to break a big news story, it would be interesting enough, but the film gracefully, without overplaying its hand, delves into many provocative ideas and subplots." ‐TheWrap
Posted Sep 3, 2015

Everest (2015)

"Tries and fails to spin too many plates. Each of those real-life climbers no doubt had an interesting story to tell, but when shoved together like this they're all reduced to types rather than people. " ‐TheWrap
Posted Sep 2, 2015

Z For Zachariah (2015)

"Feels like a genuine rarity: an American movie that doesn't tell you what to think or how to feel when the credits start rolling." ‐TheWrap
Posted Aug 27, 2015

We Are Your Friends (2015)

"Besides Bentley's performance, the only thing "We Are Your Friends" has going for it is the occasional directorial flourish. These jolts are few and far between, but they're most welcome when they arise." ‐TheWrap
Posted Aug 25, 2015

No Escape (2015)

"Between the script and the superior editing by Elliot Greenberg, there's an enormous amount of tension and thrills to be found here; unfortunately, they're all in the service of a movie that's reprehensible to the core." ‐TheWrap
Posted Aug 24, 2015

Digging For Fire (2015)

"With all the pretty, vapid Los Angeles navel-gazers lounging by swimming pools and engaging in pointless (and seemingly endless) conversations, the results feel like a sub-par Henry Jaglom movie, conceived on the quick after a location became available." ‐TheWrap
Posted Aug 22, 2015

She's Funny That Way (2015)

"Despite the farcical set-ups (involving adjoining hotel rooms, private detectives, and a brusque, busybody therapist played with aching exaggeration by Jennifer Aniston), there's very little here that brings the funny." ‐TheWrap
Posted Aug 19, 2015

Grandma (2015)

"Smart and sweet, mature and bawdy, knowing its characters' flaws yet open to the possibilities of people acting upon their best instincts. It is without a doubt one of the year's best films, even as it lands in theaters amidst the late-summer doldrums." ‐TheWrap
Posted Aug 19, 2015

American Ultra (2015)

"The director and screenwriter lose their way, allowing the film's sensibility to degenerate from outrageous to cartoony, and piling up plot contrivances and corpses in stacks so high that they obscure whatever charms the film once might have held." ‐TheWrap
Posted Aug 18, 2015

Mistress America (2015)

"What makes Mistress America so lovely is its balance of compassion and scrutiny: Baumbach and Gerwig don't let these characters get away with their shortcomings, but neither does the film condemn these people or present them as irredeemable." ‐TheWrap
Posted Aug 13, 2015

The Man From U.N.C.L.E. (2015)

"With brisk pacing, and a cast this attractive parading the kinds of fashions that will remind you how much you miss Mad Men, most of the movie boasts a Mod crispness." ‐TheWrap
Posted Aug 10, 2015

Fantastic Four (2015)

"Director Josh Trank has assembled a quartet of engaging, charismatic performers and stranded them in a miasma of exposition and set-up. So much time is spent putting the pieces on the board that there's barely any time to play with them." ‐TheWrap
Posted Aug 4, 2015

Ricki And The Flash (2015)

"An assemblage of almost-characters in an almost-story, resulting in a very disappointing almost-movie." ‐TheWrap
Posted Aug 3, 2015

The End Of The Tour (2015)

"What it has to say about the act of creation, not to mention the act of talking about it to an interviewer, is rich and fascinating. " ‐TheWrap
Posted Jul 30, 2015

Vacation (2015)

"All too true to the experience of taking a long family trip: there are a few special moments you'll remember and talk about later, but for the most part, it's a featureless, repetitive voyage that can't be over soon enough." ‐TheWrap
Posted Jul 27, 2015

Mission: Impossible Rogue Nation (2015)

"Doesn't do anything particularly wrong inasmuch as it overdoes something right - by the time we reach the final chase/shoot-out/hand-to-hand combat set piece, a bit of ice-cream-headache fatigue has begun to set in." ‐TheWrap
Posted Jul 24, 2015
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