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Ann Lewinson

Ann Lewinson
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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
3.5/4 87%

Tabu (2012)

"If in the first half Gomes dares the audience to be bored, the second half is a cinephile's payoff." ‐Boston Phoenix
Posted Jan 15, 2013
3/4 31%

Gangster Squad (2013)

"Gangster Squad is an enjoyable throwback, distinguishing itself from film noir with its deliriously colorful theme-park recreation of 1949 LA and Dion Beebe's burnished lighting, which makes Brolin and Penn look like they've been cast in bronze." ‐Boston Phoenix
Posted Jan 10, 2013
2/4 51%

Promised Land (2013)

"Lacking confidence that these didactic speeches will drive its message home, the film throws in a paranoid plot twist from which it never recovers." ‐Kansas City Star
Posted Jan 3, 2013
2.5/4 63%

Anna Karenina (2012)

"If it's only a play, why should we care?" ‐Kansas City Star
Posted Nov 29, 2012
0.5/4 13%

Red Dawn (2012)

"In trading Milius's jingoist conviction for brotherly friction the remake has little reason for being." ‐Boston Phoenix
Posted Nov 22, 2012
2/4 31%

Chasing Mavericks (2012)

"For the real Mavericks, stick with Stacy Peralta's documentary Riding Giants." ‐Boston Phoenix
Posted Oct 31, 2012
1.5/4 77%

The Bay (2012)

"At least Levinson hammers it home that his beloved Chesapeake - like this movie - is 40 percent dead." ‐Boston Phoenix
Posted Oct 31, 2012
3.5/4 71%

The Loneliest Planet (2012)

"Loktev and cinematographer Inti Briones have captured an otherworldly landscape with a paradoxical claustrophobia ..." ‐Boston Phoenix
Posted Oct 31, 2012
2.5/4 90%

Beauty Is Embarrassing (2012)

"It's ... indulgent, not admitting that White's new gimmick wears out its welcome, and never making the case that White deserves his own documentary." ‐Boston Phoenix
Posted Oct 18, 2012
3/4 82%

Seven Psychopaths (2012)

"The tug-of-war of a writer wrestling with his own worst instincts." ‐Kansas City Star
Posted Oct 11, 2012
2.5/4 57%

Kumaré (2012)

"Kumaré might be a Sacha Baron Cohen stunt, but Gandhi drowns his padded documentary with a voiceover that is all Morgan Spurlock, deaf to its self-aggrandizement." ‐Boston Phoenix
Posted Aug 29, 2012
2/4 34%

The Odd Life of Timothy Green (2012)

""The Odd Life" is not just odd, it's morbid and morose." ‐Kansas City Star
Posted Aug 15, 2012
2.5/4 56%

The Bourne Legacy (2012)

"Renner projects too much complexity to be an action hero, and he and Weisz have no chemistry ..." ‐Boston Phoenix
Posted Aug 9, 2012
4/4 86%

Beasts of the Southern Wild (2012)

"As neo-realism dissolves into magic, "Beasts" becomes a work very much of our time, a cry for the handmade in our chilly digital era." ‐Kansas City Star
Posted Jul 19, 2012
2/4 44%

To Rome with Love (2012)

"Allen undermines these slight stories by cutting between them, even though the timelines don't match up. As Baldwin says: "With age comes exhaustion."" ‐Boston Phoenix
Posted Jul 5, 2012
2/4 51%

Savages (2012)

"Merely continues Stone's tepid streak." ‐Kansas City Star
Posted Jul 5, 2012
67%

Ted (2012)

"Ted, which was conceived as an animated series, suffers the flaws of Family Guy without sharing its strangeness." ‐Boston Phoenix
Posted Jun 28, 2012
2.5/4 83%

Your Sister's Sister (2012)

"The sisters are merely agents in Jack's maturation in what is ultimately a Judd Apatow film on a microbudget." ‐Boston Phoenix
Posted Jun 22, 2012
2.5/4 78%

Brave (2012)

""Brave" is less a feminist parable than a child's wish-fulfillment: Why can't Mommy be more like me?" ‐Kansas City Star
Posted Jun 21, 2012
3/4 90%

Safety Not Guaranteed (2012)

"With its well-constructed screenplay, sharp dialogue and unapologetic sincerity, this first feature from former SNL interns Colin Trevorrow and Derek Connolly is its own act of nostalgia..." ‐Boston Phoenix
Posted Jun 14, 2012
3/4 57%

Hysteria (2012)

"Begins as a smug comedy about repressed Victorians but turns into something more provocative..." ‐Boston Phoenix
Posted Jun 7, 2012
3/4 28%

Peace, Love, & Misunderstanding (2012)

"It's Fonda's show, riffing on her Hanoi Jane past and aided by first-time screenwriters Christina Mengert and Joseph Muszynski's ear for how both smart people and New-Agers talk." ‐Boston Phoenix
Posted Jun 7, 2012
3.5/4 74%

The Intouchables (2012)

"It manages to be feel-good (thanks to music from Earth, Wind and Fire) and clear-eyed." ‐Boston Phoenix
Posted May 31, 2012
2/4 68%

Men in Black III (2012)

"It may sound good as a screenwriter's pitch, but it's not much fun to watch." ‐Kansas City Star
Posted May 24, 2012
1.5/4 34%

Battleship (2012)

"You can't help but wonder what Hasbro will do with Candy Land." ‐Boston Phoenix
Posted May 17, 2012
2/4 22%

What to Expect When You're Expecting (2012)

"Expect that two hours will feel like nine months, and that before it's over you'll be screaming for an epidural to your brain." ‐Kansas City Star
Posted May 17, 2012
3/4 89%

Bernie (2012)

"Richard Linklater (writing with Skip Hollandsworth, author of a Texas Monthly article on the case) has called Bernie his Fargo, but his eye is less jaundiced than the Coens', his ear more sweetly bemused." ‐Boston Phoenix
Posted May 17, 2012
2/4 37%

Dark Shadows (2012)

"A movie that heads in so many directions it's a wonder Depp didn't get whiplash." ‐Kansas City Star
Posted May 10, 2012
2.5/4 63%

The Five-Year Engagement (2012)

"[It] seems to have no reason for being at all." ‐Kansas City Star
Posted Apr 26, 2012
2/4 20%

The Lucky One (2012)

"A drama with little conflict aside from an easily swept-aside threat for sole custody and little energy expended by the participants." ‐Kansas City Star
Posted Apr 19, 2012
20%

Woman Thou Art Loosed: On the 7th Day (2012)

"Perhaps director Neema Barnette was hired to insulate the movie from charges of misogyny; in the end, On the 7th Day is not about women being "loosed" from the past, but tying those bonds a whole lot tighter." ‐Boston Phoenix
Posted Apr 13, 2012
3/4 92%

The Cabin in the Woods (2012)

"You may think you've seen this before, but you haven't seen it quite like this." ‐Kansas City Star
Posted Apr 12, 2012
1/4 26%

Wrath of the Titans (2012)

"When a terrible movie like 2010's "Clash of the Titans" grosses $493 million worldwide, why bother making a good sequel?" ‐Kansas City Star
Posted Mar 29, 2012
2.5/4 90%

Footnote (2012)

"Footnote finally gets back on track as Eliezer puts his philological skills to use, but it's too little, too late." ‐Boston Phoenix
Posted Mar 22, 2012
2.5/4 60%

Wanderlust (2012)

"David Wain's skittish but amusing recessionary comedy." ‐Kansas City Star
Posted Feb 23, 2012
1.5/4 26%

This Means War (2012)

"Seems to have been made by men who have never met a woman, much less asked her what she wants." ‐Kansas City Star
Posted Feb 16, 2012
4/4 95%

Pina (2011)

"A milestone in dance and 3D filmmaking." ‐Boston Phoenix
Posted Jan 21, 2012
1.5/4 80%

Haywire (2012)

"Wrong-headed in every way, it fails both as a spy thriller and as a throwback to '70s exploitation flicks." ‐Kansas City Star
Posted Jan 19, 2012
2.5/4 51%

Contraband (2012)

"It's pedestrian filmmaking, and this cast deserves better." ‐Kansas City Star
Posted Jan 12, 2012
3/4 86%

The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo (2011)

"A satisfying thriller and welcome counter-programming for the Christmas season." ‐Kansas City Star
Posted Dec 20, 2011
3.5/4 89%

The Descendants (2011)

"The Descendants finds Payne, now 50, having arrived in midlife with a new maturity, eschewing solipsism and snickers for a deeper engagement with the world." ‐Kansas City Star
Posted Nov 23, 2011
2.5/4 94%

Hugo (2011)

"A plea for film preservation made in the medium that's killing it, Hugo unwittingly proves that old movies really were better." ‐Boston Phoenix
Posted Nov 21, 2011
3/4 96%

The Muppets (2011)

"Mostly, The Muppets is a cry for decency from a couple of guys who have done their part to coarsen the culture - which may be the greatest irony of all." ‐Boston Phoenix
Posted Nov 21, 2011
1/4 24%

Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn Part 1 (2011)

"A wolf council with dubbed growls may be the most ludicrous scene of the year, but a rumble with chic vampires punching CGI werewolves comes close." ‐Boston Phoenix
Posted Nov 21, 2011
2.5/4 68%

A Very Harold & Kumar Christmas (2011)

"Funnier than Harold & Kumar Escape from Guantanamo Bay, but for all the offensiveness, it's family-values to the core." ‐Boston Phoenix
Posted Nov 8, 2011
3/4 68%

Tower Heist (2011)

"[A] genially absurd, gently cathartic, and slightly stale Brett Ratner caper..." ‐Boston Phoenix
Posted Nov 8, 2011
3/4 50%

The Rum Diary (2011)

"Writer-director Bruce Robinson has rewritten Thompson's autobiographical novel in the inebriated-buddy image of his Withnail and I; his dialogue is wickedly quotable, his moral outrage unabashed." ‐Boston Phoenix
Posted Oct 25, 2011
2/4 68%

Paranormal Activity 3 (2011)

"Aside from the fan-cam, 3 has little to offer: the camera is shakier and 2's ludicrous backstory is continued." ‐Boston Phoenix
Posted Oct 25, 2011
2.5/4 39%

Johnny English Reborn (2011)

"Improves on its unwatchable predecessor." ‐Boston Phoenix
Posted Oct 18, 2011
2/4 88%

Margin Call (2011)

"A 24-hour meltdown of meetings and dark-night-of-the-soul speeches that would have been better suited to the stage." ‐Boston Phoenix
Posted Oct 18, 2011
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