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Andrew O'Hehir

Andrew O'Hehir
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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
91% 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. ‐
Posted Oct 15, 2015
84% Victoria (2015) This terrifying, seductive and adrenaline-fueled movie has found a new form of freedom for cinema. ‐
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. ‐
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. ‐
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. ‐
Posted Oct 6, 2015
84% 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. ‐
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. ‐
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. ‐
Posted Oct 1, 2015
No Score Yet 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. ‐
Posted Sep 25, 2015
98% 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. ‐
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. ‐
Posted Sep 23, 2015
72% Pawn Sacrifice (2015) Features a showboat performance from Tobey Maguire as the increasingly disturbed Fischer, along with a more composed one from Liev Schreiber as the taciturn Spassky. ‐
Posted Sep 23, 2015
94% Sicario (2015) Villeneuve handles action scenes with impressive flair, but also understands that the key to effective action is to build up to it slowly and inexorably. ‐
Posted Sep 23, 2015
10% Stonewall (2015) A well-intentioned, profoundly silly and borderline insulting movie ... ‐
Posted Sep 23, 2015
82% I Touched All Your Stuff (2015) Bühler and Mariani's film may be the year's most beguiling cinematic surprise. ‐
Posted Sep 3, 2015
87% Straight Outta Compton (2015) A sprawling, overstuffed, formulaic but highly entertaining story of pop stardom and its discontents in which the pioneers of gangsta rap are burnished to a high mythological gloss. ‐
Posted Aug 13, 2015
61% Southpaw (2015) "Southpaw" is a tremendous accomplishment of mainstream cinematic craft, a near-perfect match of director, material and star. ‐
Posted Jul 24, 2015
88% A Gay Girl in Damascus: The Amina Profile (2015) Even knowing what I knew (or thought I knew) before seeing "A Gay Girl in Damascus," it's full of surprises. ‐
Posted Jul 23, 2015
16% Pixels (2015) For a movie that's supposedly about delivering weightless, uncomplicated fun, "Pixels" is an overwhelmingly sad experience. ‐
Posted Jul 22, 2015
85% Trainwreck (2015) "Trainwreck" is not very good, but Schumer is frequently amazing in it. Officially, her fans will not be disappointed; not far below the surface, it's a bummer. ‐
Posted Jul 17, 2015
83% The Stanford Prison Experiment (2015) Alvarez captures an emotional immediacy and risk that is deliberately excluded from academic debate. ‐
Posted Jul 17, 2015
81% Ant-Man (2015) In its medium-stupid and mismanaged fashion it's not so awful. ‐
Posted Jul 17, 2015
44% Irrational Man (2015) You have the feeling it was directed by a piece of software, programmed to make roughly the same choices as a human being who understood cinema, but without knowing why. ‐
Posted Jul 15, 2015
97% Tangerine (2015) This is a gorgeous, timely and possibly profound human comedy, and if there's no disentangling the medium from the message that's because both are powerful and ambiguous. ‐
Posted Jul 10, 2015
51% Boulevard (2015) There is never a moment in "Boulevard" when you can't feel Williams trying to push through the labored script to the bitter truth of Nolan's agony. ‐
Posted Jul 9, 2015
89% Cartel Land (2015) Surveys two different frontiers of the disordered relationship between Mexico and the United States without trying to deliver moral lessons. ‐
Posted Jul 8, 2015
25% Terminator Genisys (2015) Age and apparent cosmetic surgery haven't improved Schwarzenegger's acting, and his physical presence has diminished. ‐
Posted Jul 1, 2015
63% Magic Mike XXL (2015) This isn't a perfect movie, but it might be the perfect summer movie for 2015 ... ‐
Posted Jul 1, 2015
100% The Third Man (1949) "The Third Man" is important not just because of its technique but because of its theme ... ‐
Posted Jun 26, 2015
62% Felt (2015) Some viewers will no doubt find "Felt" maddening because it never answers seemingly crucial plot questions that a normal movie or TV show would feel compelled to clear up. That ambiguity is precisely the source of its power, and its cinematic quality. ‐
Posted Jun 26, 2015
46% Ted 2 (2015) "Ted 2" is a loosey-goosey stoner road trip with an irrelevant, appealing blend of innocence and sweetness ... ‐
Posted Jun 25, 2015
77% Big Game (2015) I was highly prepared to tell you that "Big Game" was cynical garbage and that nobody involved gave a damn - but the thing is, that simply isn't true. ‐
Posted Jun 24, 2015
89% Dope (2015) "Dope" may be the perfect movie for the summer of 2015. ‐
Posted Jun 19, 2015
98% Inside Out (2015) A work of nifty craftsmanship and considerable complexity beneath its unassuming surface. ‐
Posted Jun 18, 2015
82% The Overnight (2015) There's an insidious cleverness to "The Overnight" that keeps the audience just a bit off balance. ‐
Posted Jun 17, 2015
79% The Yes Men Are Revolting (2015) A film that sometimes feels shapeless and self-involved but in its best moments tries to engage the Yes Men's fans in a new and more reflective mode. ‐
Posted Jun 11, 2015
71% Jurassic World (2015) I'm not sure what specific qualities "Jurassic World" could be said to possess, beyond a vague sense of its own importance that ... comes across in the finished product as preening self-congratulation. ‐
Posted Jun 11, 2015
94% Spy (2015) McCarthy has much more to discover about herself as an actor and an avatar and a cultural signifier, and I hope she doesn't get trapped by one role, one genre or one franchise. But her campaign of conquest is going well. ‐
Posted Jun 9, 2015
91% Love & Mercy (2015) When you consider all the ways that "Love & Mercy" could have gone terribly wrong, and how full of life it is in the end (and, yes, of love and mercy), I think the end product is almost miraculous. ‐
Posted Jun 9, 2015
89% A Pigeon Sat on a Branch Reflecting on Existence (2015) I think every moment of this film has been carefully calibrated, and that Andersson achieves the effect he seeks. ‐
Posted Jun 9, 2015
32% Entourage (2015) Did this overstuffed quality of "Entourage," its KFC Double Down too-much-is-not-enough-ness, ultimately work on me? Absolutely not. ‐
Posted Jun 2, 2015
83% Results (2015) Somebody needs to give Andrew Bujalski a TV series. If "Results," his unlikely but delightful new film set in and around an Austin fitness studio run by hard-bodied Guy Pearce, were a TV pilot, I would be hooked on the show already. ‐
Posted May 28, 2015
48% San Andreas (2015) Considered as pure spectacle, "San Andreas" is gripping and effective, as well as a somewhat interesting form of counter-narrative: A vision of near-term apocalypse that has nothing to do with climate change, monsters or alien invaders. ‐
Posted May 28, 2015
86% Heaven Knows What (2015) I'm glad I saw this film; considered on its own merits, in terms of what I understand as its artistic goals, it's a wrenching and finely wrought piece of work. ‐
Posted May 28, 2015
50% Tomorrowland (2015) Exhilarating on every level. ‐
Posted May 27, 2015
94% Güeros (2015) Whimsical, mysterious and subtly tragic ... ‐
Posted May 27, 2015
92% When Marnie Was There (2015) There are moments of hushed magic here, of moonlit, seaside and tree-shadowed visual poetry, that rival anything Ghibli has ever created. ‐
Posted May 27, 2015
85% Far From the Madding Crowd (2015) A film that feels charged with life and hunger and romantic-erotic energy, with the ever-present danger of fire and storm and financial catastrophe that connected life in 19th-century rural England to the Middle Ages, and to mythology. ‐
Posted May 1, 2015
73% Welcome to Me (2015) Malicious, hilarious and heartbreaking ... one of the biggest movie surprises of 2015 so far. ‐
Posted May 1, 2015
64% Reality (2015) A hilarious and increasingly disturbing series of looping, overlapping and interconnected narratives worthy of Flann O'Brien or Diderot ... ‐
Posted May 1, 2015