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Andrew O'Hehir

Andrew O'Hehir

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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
88% The Innocents (Les innocentes) (2016) "A complex social allegory, delivered in a film of masterful restraint and great compassion. " ‐ Salon.com
Posted Jul 1, 2016
94% Blood Simple (1984) "Watching this beautiful restoration of "Blood Simple" I was actually struck by how non-bleak it is, how much the strength of the film lies in images of beauty, defiance and survival. " ‐ Salon.com
Posted Jun 30, 2016
46% The Neon Demon (2016) "Whether you think it's a brilliant feminist commentary or misogynistic softcore porn is entirely up to you. And who says those things cancel each other out? " ‐ Salon.com
Posted Jun 23, 2016
100% Germans & Jews (2016) "Subtle, compact but deeply resonant ... " ‐ Salon.com
Posted Jun 9, 2016
100% The Wailing (Goksung) (2016) ""The Wailing" is something like the most gruesome and gripping Scandinavian crime drama you can imagine, transported to a rain-sodden Asian backwater where everyone's in a bad mood and science, religion and superstition are locked in uneasy combat. " ‐ Salon.com
Posted Jun 2, 2016
81% The Idol (Ya Tayr El Tayer) (2016) "For me Abu-Assad is subtly twisting the knife in both sides at the same time: He perceives a relationship of mutual hatred and mutual dependency between Israelis and Palestinians, which has damaged both people perhaps beyond repair. " ‐ Salon.com
Posted May 29, 2016
48% X-Men: Apocalypse (2016) "It's basically a closing chapter to a feeble trilogy that started out pretty well and then ran out of gas, and now must serve as a prequel to shadowy X-related endeavors yet to come. " ‐ Salon.com
Posted May 29, 2016
95% Weiner (2016) "Mesmerizing ... " ‐ Salon.com
Posted May 26, 2016
100% Pervert Park "However you feel about the question of how to deal with the 500,000 or so convicted sex offenders now living in the United States going into the film, you're likely to feel different coming out. " ‐ Salon.com
Posted May 26, 2016
91% The Nice Guys (2016) ""The Nice Guys" is basically "Chinatown" remade by Quentin Tarantino and starring foulmouthed, updated versions of Abbott and Costello, as played by two of the most recognizable male stars of our time. Make your purchasing decisions accordingly. " ‐ Salon.com
Posted May 19, 2016
56% Money Monster (2016) "The pieces would seem to be in place, but ... "Money Monster" is a stodgy, moribund plodder loaded with stock characters that wouldn't have felt edgy in 1983 and has about the same contemporary urgency as your average late-night rerun of "CSI: NY." " ‐ Salon.com
Posted May 16, 2016
81% Elstree 1976 (2016) "A deadpan documentary with notes of wistful irony ... " ‐ Salon.com
Posted May 12, 2016
90% Captain America: Civil War (2016) "Much of "Captain America: Civil War" is just the laborious working-out of leftover dangling plot elements from "Captain America: The Winter Soldier" two summers ago. " ‐ Salon.com
Posted May 5, 2016
62% High-Rise (2016) "This "High-Rise" is a scathing, intoxicating visual and auditory experience, the most truthful and most powerful Ballard adaptation we've ever seen, or are likely to. " ‐ Salon.com
Posted Apr 28, 2016
73% How to Let Go of the World and Love All the Things Climate Can't Change (2016) "It's a fascinating, heartbreaking and ultimately inspiring ride. " ‐ Salon.com
Posted Apr 21, 2016
93% Vita Activa: The Spirit of Hannah Arendt (2016) "Urgent and often startling ... " ‐ Salon.com
Posted Apr 14, 2016
91% Green Room (2016) "Only a limited number of things can happen in this kind of movie, of course, but Saulnier manages pace, tone and storytelling so adroitly that you won't quite expect any of them to happen when they do, or even how. " ‐ Salon.com
Posted Apr 13, 2016
89% Applause (Applaus) (2010) "There's nothing pretentious or overly difficult about "Applause"; it runs less than 90 minutes and features a bona fide star performance. " ‐ Salon.com
Posted Apr 7, 2016
27% Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice (2016) "Batman v Superman is kind of dopey and plays out some laborious plot twists in the DC narrative at unnecessary length, but as I've already said it largely kept me entertained for two and a half hours, which is not nothing. " ‐ Salon.com
Posted Mar 23, 2016
83% Midnight Special (2016) "I suspect this movie will sharply divide Nichols' existing fan base for reasons I can only allude to vaguely in a review; I loved it, or almost all of it, but I can understand the uncertainty. " ‐ Salon.com
Posted Mar 17, 2016
95% Eye In The Sky (2016) "Hood, a South African whose previous films include "X-Men Origins: Wolverine" and the capable terror-war thriller "Rendition," does a nice job threading together the immense web of political, legal and military decision-making behind the drone war. " ‐ Salon.com
Posted Mar 11, 2016
68% Whiskey Tango Foxtrot (2016) "Whiskey Tango Foxtrot" is a likable construction that points its star in a new direction without ever quite making a point. " ‐ Salon.com
Posted Mar 3, 2016
91% The Witch (2016) "Like any truly successful horror film, "The Witch" operates on various levels at once and is open to interpretation. " ‐ Salon.com
Posted Feb 18, 2016
85% Hail, Caesar! (2016) "Underneath the laff-riot and the Hollywood satire, "Hail, Caesar!" is a curiously delicate film built on profound affection for American movies and the illusions they build ... " ‐ Salon.com
Posted Feb 4, 2016
55% Lazer Team (2016) "I think you already know by now whether you feel solidarity with the spirit of "Lazer Team," or whether you are simply no fun at all. " ‐ Salon.com
Posted Jan 28, 2016
98% Kurt Cobain: Montage Of Heck (2015) "A masterful and often deeply moving portrait of a volatile American genius, a portrait that goes far beyond one man, one family and one rain-sodden small town. " ‐ Salon.com
Posted Jan 3, 2016
60% Joy (2015) "Russell is almost totally uninterested in the story of how Joy Mangano explored a bizarre and unknown new business model and became its first self-made tycoon, and as a result we aren't interested either. " ‐ Salon.com
Posted Jan 3, 2016
82% The Revenant (2015) "The point of the whole thing - the reason this movie was made, and the reason we're watching it - gets drowned beneath a series of memorable but disconnected images and moments. " ‐ Salon.com
Posted Dec 23, 2015
96% Son of Saul (2015) ""Son of Saul" is a work of superlative filmmaking craft and moral intensity. " ‐ Salon.com
Posted Dec 17, 2015
92% Star Wars: Episode VII - The Force Awakens (2015) "[Abrams ] has made an adoring copy of Star Wars, seeking to correct its perceived flaws, without understanding that nothing about that movie's context or meaning or enormous cultural impact can be duplicated. " ‐ Salon.com
Posted Dec 16, 2015
88% The Big Short (2015) "With its cartoonish pace, larger-than-life characters and detours into farce and agitprop, this movie captures the accelerated pace of life in the financial markets and the vast scale of their mendacity far more vividly than a naturalistic drama could. " ‐ Salon.com
Posted Dec 10, 2015
81% Chi-Raq (2015) "A heartbreaking tragicomic adaptation of Aristophanes' Lysistrata set in present-day Chicago. " ‐ Salon.com
Posted Dec 2, 2015
94% Carol (2015) ""Carol" establishes a mood of mournful romance, half nostalgic and half ominous, that never lets go. " ‐ Salon.com
Posted Nov 25, 2015
70% The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 2 (2015) "Jennifer Lawrence hasn't lost her mojo as this series has dragged on, and remains a magnetic presence every second she's on-screen. But "Mockingjay - Part 2" doesn't really give her much to do. " ‐ Salon.com
Posted Nov 19, 2015
33% By The Sea (2015) ""By the Sea" has its moments. Moments of beauty, and moments of what feels like genuine introspection. Moments of stupid, innocent charm. Moments of love, and moments of perfume commercial. Quite a number of those, actually. " ‐ Salon.com
Posted Nov 12, 2015
75% Trumbo (2015) "A clean and agreeable biopic that restores some vitality to a fascinating episode in 20th-century cultural and political history. " ‐ Salon.com
Posted Nov 5, 2015
35% Our Brand is Crisis (2015) "The most important aspects of this striking story have been scrubbed away or laundered into Hollywood-style pseudo-psychological neutrality. " ‐ Salon.com
Posted Oct 29, 2015
73% Suffragette (2015) "Gavron splits the difference between didactic history lesson and "relatable" storytelling without quite reaching either goal. " ‐ Salon.com
Posted Oct 23, 2015
71% Crimson Peak (2015) "Lurid and ghastly and immensely enjoyable and frequently spectacular and also thinner and less substantial than it wants to be, like a meal eaten in a dream. " ‐ Salon.com
Posted Oct 15, 2015
92% Bridge of Spies (2015) "I liked the movie a lot - it's one of Spielberg's most measured and most adult films in years, with production values every bit as good as you'd expect. " ‐ Salon.com
Posted Oct 15, 2015
84% Victoria (2015) "This terrifying, seductive and adrenaline-fueled movie has found a new form of freedom for cinema. " ‐ Salon.com
Posted Oct 9, 2015
86% Steve Jobs (2015) "This is simultaneously Sorkin's most satisfying movie script and Boyle's most graceful work as a director. " ‐ Salon.com
Posted Oct 8, 2015
90% (T)ERROR (2015) "The resulting portrait of the domestic anti-terrorism campaign, although it's admittedly a portrait in miniature, could hardly be more disheartening. " ‐ Salon.com
Posted Oct 7, 2015
71% Brand: A Second Coming (2015) "Whatever value there is in seeing a major British media celebrity, who was briefly on track to become a Hollywood star as well, embrace openly radical positions, Brand has delivered that in full. " ‐ Salon.com
Posted Oct 6, 2015
85% The Walk (2015) "I was simply exhausted by Zemeckis' oppressive insistence that I was being told a valuable, thrilling and humorous story, and was having a good time. " ‐ Salon.com
Posted Oct 1, 2015
92% The Martian (2015) "A tremendously exciting popcorn spectacle, and also a portrait of extraplanetary survival convincing enough that it had my tech-obsessed 11-year-old companion on his feet cheering on several occasions. " ‐ Salon.com
Posted Oct 1, 2015
98% Finders Keepers (2015) "The bittersweet conclusion of Finders Keepers suggests that the important question is not whether we can retrieve what is lost or fulfill impossible dreams, but how we respond to those failures. " ‐ Salon.com
Posted Oct 1, 2015
96% #DEL Do Not Merge "The bittersweet conclusion of Finders Keepers suggests that the important question is not whether we can retrieve what is lost or fulfill impossible dreams, but how we respond to those failures. " ‐ Salon.com
Posted Sep 25, 2015
97% Welcome To Leith (2015) "It's a story about deluded people in a lonely place who are all pretty much missing the point, and on some larger level that describes a whole lot more than one small town besieged by a right-wing kook. " ‐ Salon.com
Posted Sep 23, 2015
63% Sleeping with Other People (2015) ""Sleeping With Other People" is one of the best and funniest recent attempts to update the rom-com - but the container feels too antiquated for the world it captures, which is so furiously alive. " ‐ Salon.com
Posted Sep 23, 2015
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