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Amy Nicholson

Amy Nicholson
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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
A- 77%

Popstar: Never Stop Never Stopping (2016)

"The snort-laughs are as regular as a metronome, and a third of them are jabs at Justin Bieber" ‐MTV
Posted Jun 3, 2016
B 48%

X-Men: Apocalypse (2016)

"I found myself loving this strange, straight-faced operetta that embraces everything from Gregorian chanting to East German punk to Flock of Seagulls" ‐MTV
Posted May 26, 2016
B- 62%

Neighbors 2: Sorority Rising (2016)

"Neighbors 2's Social Justice Warrior critique would feel less sour if it weren't written by five white guys. I guess this is still their party after all." ‐MTV
Posted May 19, 2016
A 92%

The Nice Guys (2016)

"Crowe and Gosling are a perfect mismatch. They skulk around Los Angeles like a bear and a weasel who just escaped from the circus. " ‐MTV
Posted May 18, 2016
C+ 58%

Money Monster (2016)

"If Bernie Sanders is elected president, Money Monster will be the only movie allowed on Air Force One." ‐MTV
Posted May 12, 2016
A 90%

The Lobster (2016)

"A cynical sci-fi comedy about life's most clichéd script: pair off or perish. That's been the formula since the first primeval fish, and every living thing since has been a sequel." ‐MTV
Posted May 11, 2016
A- 90%

Captain America: Civil War (2016)

"Captain America: Civil War is a comic book pulped into today's newspaper. " ‐MTV
Posted May 5, 2016
C 49%

Hardcore Henry (2016)

"Hardcore Henry is nauseating, twice over." ‐MTV
Posted Apr 10, 2016
B 52%

Demolition (2016)

"The metaphor is heavy-handed. Still, Demolition has a light touch. Vallée is a good soul who traffics in greeting-card ideas that he offsets with interesting crinkles." ‐MTV
Posted Apr 7, 2016
A 88%

The Invitation (2016)

"With the wickedly sharp The Invitation, Kusama has demanded that Hollywood give her a seat at the table. I'd give her one - or else." ‐MTV
Posted Apr 6, 2016
C 86%

Everybody Wants Some!! (2016)

"Before Midnight convinced us that Linklater had become one of the most emotionally mature filmmakers of his generation. With Everybody Wants Some!!, he has a lame midlife crisis." ‐MTV
Posted Apr 1, 2016
B 73%

Miles Ahead (2016)

"Miles Ahead matches music and mood to memory. It feels almost improvised, a creation at once shaggy and fresh." ‐MTV
Posted Mar 30, 2016
C 5%

Get a Job (2016)

"Clearly, the economy has given Get a Job a reason to be sour. But there's no excuse for being so sexist. " ‐MTV
Posted Mar 24, 2016
A 82%

Pee-wee's Big Holiday (2016)

"Pee-wee doesn't come saddled with backstory, like Batman. He's more like Mickey Mouse, an icon who can become anything he wants. " ‐MTV
Posted Mar 18, 2016
D 12%

The Divergent Series: Allegiant (2016)

"Divergent feels like a hasty idea scribbled on construction paper, crumpled into a ball, and ditched in a mud puddle. Even it can't tell what it wanted to say. " ‐MTV
Posted Mar 18, 2016
C 90%

10 Cloverfield Lane (2016)

"Great publicity, dumb move. The title alone is a spoiler. " ‐MTV
Posted Mar 11, 2016
C+ 37%

The Brothers Grimsby (2016)

"Grimsby's balls - actual balls - broke my dignity." ‐MTV
Posted Mar 10, 2016
C+ 33%

Me Him Her (2016)

"You sense that Landis's brain is a cage full of rabid ideas. Rather than tame them, he's happy to open the gate and let the monsters loose." ‐MTV
Posted Mar 9, 2016

City Of Gold (2016)

"Gold is merely the conduit for the film's real focus: Like his own reviews, City of Gold is a love letter to L.A. " ‐Village Voice
Posted Mar 8, 2016
C 26%

London Has Fallen (2016)

"Butler doesn't even have his own catchphrase. He just poaches two of Schwarzenegger's, bellowing both "Get to the chopper!" and "I'll be back!"" ‐MTV
Posted Mar 5, 2016
B 68%

Whiskey Tango Foxtrot (2016)

"A girl-power comedy with a bold twist: The timid heroine blossoms in Afghanistan, one of the most female-unfriendly countries on earth. " ‐MTV
Posted Mar 3, 2016
B- 16%

Gods Of Egypt (2016)

"It's tempting to dismiss Gods of Egypt as the most perfectly bad film I've ever seen. But that's not fair. It's perfectly itself - a bizarre, yet cohesive, construction. " ‐MTV
Posted Feb 26, 2016
B+ 54%

Triple 9 (2016)

"#AllLivesMatter? Not here. Hillcoat wants us to admit the truth behind the robbers' callous calculation: Some people are worth more than others." ‐MTV
Posted Feb 25, 2016
C 52%

Risen (2016)

"It's pointed about how we treat today's zealots, as when Clavius likens the pain of crucification to "sucking air through a wet cloth" - a description of waterboarding." ‐MTV
Posted Feb 19, 2016
C 91%

The Witch (2016)

"Like the Puritans themselves, the movie shuns drama. It has too much moral virtue for jump scares." ‐MTV
Posted Feb 18, 2016
C 48%

How To Be Single (2016)

"This concept of single still assumes that a woman must have a man, that a girl's only choice is between one boyfriend or 20." ‐MTV
Posted Feb 12, 2016
B- 85%

Hail, Caesar! (2016)

"In the dailies of Hail, Caesar!'s fictional Hail, Caesar!, a title card reads, "Divine presence to be shot." To the Coens, is that a promise or a threat?" ‐MTV
Posted Feb 4, 2016
C 50%

13 Hours: The Secret Soldiers Of Benghazi (2016)

"A wholly fictitious bus blast had my audience applauding with glee. "That was for us!" a character grins. Yes, literally - it was invented for a crowd that prefers fist-pumping to facts." ‐L.A. Weekly
Posted Jan 14, 2016
B 71%

A Perfect Day (2016)

"A wry salute to the world's hard-drinking, eye-rolling aid workers, men and women whose high ideals get crushed by global bureaucracy and local recalcitrance. " ‐L.A. Weekly
Posted Jan 14, 2016
B- 29%

Anesthesia (2016)

"I wanted more time with almost all of the subplots - I got invested in their small, relatable agonies - which is both a complaint and a compliment. " ‐L.A. Weekly
Posted Jan 6, 2016
B 92%

Star Wars: Episode VII - The Force Awakens (2015)

"The Force Awakens steers the franchise back to its popcorn origins. It's not a Bible; it's a bantamweight blast. And that's just as it should be: a good movie, nothing more." ‐L.A. Weekly
Posted Dec 16, 2015
B- 60%

Sisters (2015)

"What's quietly revolutionary about Sisters is that it's a dumb-party movie like a million others. " ‐L.A. Weekly
Posted Dec 15, 2015
C 43%

In the Heart of the Sea (2015)

"Moby-Dick was a story of fever and obsession. Ron Howard is interested in something more cynically modern: corporate greed. " ‐L.A. Weekly
Posted Dec 10, 2015
A 80%

Chi-Raq (2015)

"Chi-Raq is a marvel. It's Lee resurrecting his voice - angry, impassioned and funny as hell - right when we need to hear it. " ‐L.A. Weekly
Posted Dec 2, 2015
C 69%

The Danish Girl (2015)

"The great mystery of the script: Why does The Danish Girl pretend to cheer Lili's courage while changing the facts to make her seem selfish?" ‐L.A. Weekly
Posted Nov 24, 2015
C 94%

Creed (2015)

"Stallone can't let go of the spotlight, even though he barely has a handle on his own character. His Balboa has been Xeroxed too many times; he's all blurry around the edges. " ‐L.A. Weekly
Posted Nov 24, 2015
A 70%

The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 2 (2015)

" In the first Hunger Games film, we were simply meant to care whether Katniss won. Three movies later, the series has become about how horrible it can be to win. " ‐L.A. Weekly
Posted Nov 19, 2015
B 98%

Mustang (2015)

"It hurts to see those bars erected around the house. It hurts worse to see them mounted in the girls' minds." ‐L.A. Weekly
Posted Nov 19, 2015
D 34%

By The Sea (2015)

""Jesus," Jolie groans, "have I become that dull?" Yes, in fact, and with her name all over the credits, there's no one else to blame." ‐L.A. Weekly
Posted Nov 11, 2015
C 44%

Dangerous Men (2015)

"To sit through it feels like honoring the dreamers of the world who at least get shit done. Is it terrible? Of course. Is there belly-dancing? Duh." ‐L.A. Weekly
Posted Nov 11, 2015
B 70%

Miss You Already (2015)

"Toni Collette gives an Oscar-caliber performance in a movie that Oscar voters probably will avoid watching until 2019 when they're stuck home with the flu." ‐L.A. Weekly
Posted Nov 4, 2015
B- 35%

Our Brand is Crisis (2015)

"A horror film wrapped in a fast-talking political comedy." ‐L.A. Weekly
Posted Oct 29, 2015
C+ 52%

Tokyo Tribe (2015)

"The nearly two-hour run time starts to feel like a concert where the hype men won't get off the stage." ‐L.A. Weekly
Posted Oct 26, 2015
B- 65%

Nasty Baby (2015)

"Nasty Baby takes aim at a fat target: gay modern-family dramedies, those well-meaning, self-congratulatory films that haven't actually felt modern in a decade." ‐L.A. Weekly
Posted Oct 23, 2015

Bridge of Spies (2015)

"Bridge of Spies connects Cold War paranoia to today's terror. That's a bridge worth building." ‐L.A. Weekly
Posted Oct 22, 2015
B 71%

Crimson Peak (2015)

"A faithful homage to a foolish genre. The risk is that audiences who don't share that love won't appreciate the work, like the world's best cover band nailing obscure nu-metal hits" ‐L.A. Weekly
Posted Oct 14, 2015
A- 94%

Room (2015)

"Abrahamson is fascinated by happiness and hope: how Jack can see joy in this dungeon, and how Joy can dream of freedom when her son can't comprehend that there's anywhere else to go." ‐L.A. Weekly
Posted Oct 14, 2015
A 84%

Victoria (2015)

"This sparse marvel leaves the audience rattled by how small decisions lead to big consequences. " ‐L.A. Weekly
Posted Oct 8, 2015

Finders Keepers (2015)

"Finders Keepers sees the tragedy in Whisnant's egomania. As he agrees to a tacky reality show, we realize he's peddling something more valuable than a leg - he's selling his soul." ‐L.A. Weekly
Posted Oct 1, 2015
A No Score Yet


"Finders Keepers sees the tragedy in Whisnant's egomania. As he agrees to a tacky reality show, we realize he's peddling something more valuable than a leg - he's selling his soul." ‐L.A. Weekly
Posted Sep 25, 2015
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