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Annlee Ellingson

Annlee Ellingson
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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
86% Ingrid Goes West (2017) You won't find a sharper critique of the cult of the influencer.‐ L.A. Biz
Read More | Posted Aug 11, 2017
49% The Glass Castle (2017) The film embraces the charm and the chaos, the light and the dark, in a moving melodrama about a woman who finds herself by accepting her past.‐ L.A. Biz
Read More | Posted Aug 11, 2017
16% The Dark Tower (2017) Some rather efficient world-building of an epic universe protected from the forces of darkness by the titular structure with charismatic performances.‐ L.A. Biz
Read More | Posted Aug 4, 2017
83% Detroit (2017) Few films have lingered as long in my psyche. I'm still thinking about it -- and examining my reaction to it -- 10 days later.‐ L.A. Biz
Read More | Posted Aug 4, 2017
77% An Inconvenient Sequel: Truth To Power (2017) Gore brings eloquence and humor to his interactions with scientists, politicians and citizens alike, evoking strong emotion in viewers.‐ L.A. Biz
Read More | Posted Aug 4, 2017
75% Atomic Blonde (2017) Broughton may not have 007's arsenal of gadgets, but she does have a signature drink and kick-ass moves that she shows off in the hands-down best fight scene of the year.‐ L.A. Biz
Read More | Posted Aug 4, 2017
93% Dunkirk (2017) Ambitious, sophisticated and gloriously cinematic, Christopher Nolan's Dunkirk bursts into the heart of the summer moviegoing season.‐ L.A. Biz
Read More | Posted Jul 21, 2017
51% Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets (2017) Visually dazzling but narratively derivative and emotionally void, Luc Besson's out-of-this-world Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets is a Pop Rocks movie.‐ L.A. Biz
Read More | Posted Jul 21, 2017
99% City of Ghosts (2017) Heineman finds beauty in his subject ... elevating his documentary exposé to art.‐ L.A. Biz
Read More | Posted Jul 14, 2017
93% War for the Planet of the Apes (2017) War for the Planet of the Apes brings the prequel trilogy to an operatic finale with a psychological drama as thrilling as its combat set pieces.‐ L.A. Biz
Read More | Posted Jul 14, 2017
92% Spider-Man: Homecoming (2017) If Sony felt the need to hit the restart button yet again on its signature superhero, Spider-Man: Homecoming is the way to do it.‐ L.A. Biz
Read More | Posted Jul 7, 2017
94% Baby Driver (2017) Fun and funny, if not especially deep, Baby Driver is a movie and music lover's ultimate love letter to movies and music.‐ L.A. Biz
Read More | Posted Jul 7, 2017
98% The Big Sick (2017) The most romantic comedy so far this year.‐ L.A. Biz
Read More | Posted Jul 7, 2017
79% The Beguiled (2017) A sumptuous thriller about the unique dynamic of an all-female collective that is susceptible to envy but also powerful in solidarity.‐ L.A. Biz
Read More | Posted Jul 7, 2017
48% Rough Night (2017) Directed by Broad City writer-director Lucia Aniello ... the movie shares with that sitcom an irreverence for ladylike decorum and a reverence for female friendship.‐ L.A. Biz
Read More | Posted Jun 16, 2017
68% Cars 3 (2017) A puzzling progression for a series whose first and biggest fans are kids.‐ L.A. Biz
Read More | Posted Jun 16, 2017
76% My Cousin Rachel (2017) It's a mystery that's sustained right up to and through the film's final moments, as writer-director Roger Michell retains the novel's satisfyingly ambiguous ending.‐ L.A. Biz
Read More | Posted Jun 9, 2017
16% The Mummy (2017) With a clunky script, uninspired female characters and, dare I say it, miscasting of Cruise, The Mummy is a tangle of ideas on a decomposing skeleton.‐ L.A. Biz
Read More | Posted Jun 9, 2017
92% I, Daniel Blake (2017) It's been a year since I, Daniel Blake won the prestigious Palme d'Or, and the neo-realist critique of the U.K.'s public-assistance bureaucracy is no less urgent today.‐ L.A. Biz
Read More | Posted Jun 2, 2017
92% Wonder Woman (2017) is wondrous -- an origin story about a superhero not driven by loss and vengeance but an innate sense of what's right.‐ L.A. Biz
Read More | Posted Jun 2, 2017
29% Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales (2017) Like the Disney theme-park attraction, a gently thrilling ride with lots to look at and an unenthusiastic Johnny Depp making an obligatory appearance as Captain Jack Sparrow.‐ L.A. Biz
Read More | Posted May 26, 2017
71% Alien: Covenant (2017) Blood and guts and suspense and terror and big action with big guns, crafted with Scott's artful eye for image and design.‐ L.A. Biz
Read More | Posted May 19, 2017
35% Snatched (2017) Riotously funny but sells short iconic co-star Goldie Hawn.‐ L.A. Biz
Read More | Posted May 12, 2017
28% King Arthur: Legend Of The Sword (2017) [Guy Ritchie] stumbles with the Arthurian legend, incorporating fantasy elements that don't mesh with his contemporary sense of humor and modern editing style.‐ L.A. Biz
Read More | Posted May 12, 2017
31% 3 Generations (2017) 3 Generations goes a long way toward fostering empathy in an (art-house) crowd-pleasing package, with warmth and humor and soap opera-grade drama.‐ L.A. Biz
Read More | Posted May 5, 2017
82% Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 (2017) Surprise was part of the original film's delight. But Vol. 2 cranks the volume on the formula. Plus, you know, baby Groot.‐ L.A. Biz
Read More | Posted May 5, 2017
72% Sleight (2017) A creative twist on the urban thriller.‐ L.A. Biz
Read More | Posted Apr 28, 2017
17% The Circle (2017) This intriguing premise is completely squandered in the film version, which fails to seduce the audience the way it does its characters.‐ L.A. Biz
Read More | Posted Apr 28, 2017
67% Free Fire (2017) The whole enterprise feels like a degradation, like a copy of a copy of a copy.‐ L.A. Biz
Read More | Posted Apr 21, 2017
26% Unforgettable (2017) This Dawson-Heigl face-off brings a strong female point of view; a keen eye for makeup, hair and costume; and a sly sense of humor to the fatal-attraction genre.‐ L.A. Biz
Read More | Posted Apr 21, 2017
87% The Lost City of Z (2017) Classic cinema in stunning locations with gorgeous cinematography by D.P. Darius Khondji -- and at times even a little funny.‐ L.A. Biz
Read More | Posted Apr 14, 2017
66% The Fate of the Furious (2017) The levels of ludicrousness to which the Fast and Furious movies strive are what make them so freaking fun.‐ L.A. Biz
Read More | Posted Apr 14, 2017
80% Colossal (2017) Colossal takes some dark turns in its later acts, serving as a keen metaphor for alcoholism and domestic abuse.‐ L.A. Biz
Read More | Posted Apr 7, 2017
88% Their Finest (2017) [A] heartening and inspiring love letter to filmmaking, and in particular female filmmakers.‐ L.A. Biz
Read More | Posted Apr 7, 2017
46% Wilson (2017) Clowes struggles to translate his source material's vignettes into a screenplay and maybe should have made some tough choices about what to keep and what to leave out.‐ L.A. Biz
Read More | Posted Mar 24, 2017
67% Life (2017) Though not wholly original, Sony's thriller nonetheless adds a fresh, freaky new franchise to the sci-fi horror category.‐ L.A. Biz
Read More | Posted Mar 24, 2017
78% T2 Trainspotting (2017) [Acknowledges] its history while moving the story forward with some sincere reflection on aging and masculinity.‐ L.A. Biz
Read More | Posted Mar 17, 2017
71% Beauty and the Beast (2017) A visual marvel and an exercise in nostalgia for a generation of moviegoers who grew up with the groundbreaking movie.‐ L.A. Biz
Read More | Posted Mar 17, 2017
80% Personal Shopper (2017) An unsettling new take on the ghost story in which spirits -- or is it grief? -- isn't isolated to a location or a person but leaks into modern everyday life.‐ L.A. Biz
Read More | Posted Mar 10, 2017
76% Kong: Skull Island (2017) A rip-roaring monster movie with exhilarating action, weighty dialogue, nostalgic visuals and a wicked sense of humor.‐ L.A. Biz
Read More | Posted Mar 10, 2017
23% Table 19 (2017) A sweet, funny poignant film for everyone who's ever been seated at a table in the high teens.‐ L.A. Biz
Read More | Posted Mar 3, 2017
93% Logan (2017) With Logan, Fox has cornered the market on R-rated superhero movies, following Deadpool with another adults-only comic-book flick. (Your move, DC.)‐ L.A. Biz
Read More | Posted Mar 3, 2017
84% The Girl With All the Gifts (2017) In addition to its innovative take on the zombie flick, Mike Carey's script, based on his novel of the same name, sticks thanks to its unconventional ending.‐ L.A. Biz
Read More | Posted Feb 24, 2017
99% Get Out (2017) [Writer-director Jordan Peele] has wrapped trenchant commentary on contemporary race relations inside of ... a horror movie.‐ L.A. Biz
Read More | Posted Feb 24, 2017
78% Lovesong (2017) A simple, though achingly insightful, story that illuminates the intense, complicated affection between girlfriends with sensitivity and restraint.‐ L.A. Biz
Read More | Posted Feb 17, 2017
35% The Great Wall (2017) Of course this quintessentially Chinese story centers on a white guy with a capricious European accent.‐ L.A. Biz
Read More | Posted Feb 17, 2017
73% This Is Everything: Gigi Gorgeous (2017) By recording [Gigi's transition], sometimes in gory detail, This Is Everything opens a window onto the trans experience that engenders empathy and understanding.‐ L.A. Biz
Read More | Posted Feb 10, 2017
90% The Lego Batman Movie (2017) As action-packed and fun-filled and poignantly themed as one could ask for from a franchise that's grown troublingly dark and ridiculously scripted in its last few outings.‐ L.A. Biz
Read More | Posted Feb 10, 2017
98% I Am Not Your Negro (2017) Part memoir, part biography, part critical analysis -- and a highly literary and moving sensory experience that illuminates centuries of American history.‐ L.A. Biz
Read More | Posted Feb 3, 2017
17% The Space Between Us (2017) We're left with a sweeping teenage romance, which is fine thanks to the film's two young leads, but wastes a pretty spectacular setup.‐ L.A. Biz
Read More | Posted Feb 3, 2017