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Annlee Ellingson

Annlee Ellingson
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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
39% 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
66% 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
77% 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
70% 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
79% 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
78% 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
19% 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
92% 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
85% 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
75% 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
42% Gold (2017) Compulsively escapist, though it sacrifices its potential as a cautionary morality tale in the process.‐ L.A. Biz
Read More | Posted Jan 27, 2017
33% Resident Evil: The Final Chapter (2017) Less thrilling than confusing, with action set pieces cut so aggressively that one can't really even tell what's going on, let alone appreciate Jovovich's martial-arts moves.‐ L.A. Biz
Read More | Posted Jan 27, 2017
83% The Founder (2017) Makes one hungry for In-N-Out, if I'm being honest.‐ L.A. Biz
Read More | Posted Jan 20, 2017
75% Split (2017) McAvoy gives a master class in performance in the multiple roles, relying less on costume changes than on language, facial expressions and physicality to transform.‐ L.A. Biz
Read More | Posted Jan 20, 2017
34% Live By Night (2017) Easier to admire for its visuals than it is to love for its story or its heart.‐ L.A. Biz
Read More | Posted Jan 20, 2017
93% Hidden Figures (2017) A by-turns infuriating and rousing feel-good drama.‐ L.A. Biz
Read More | Posted Jan 6, 2017
96% Paterson (2016) Gentle yet profound, Paterson serves as a moving reminder that beauty can be found in the everyday, that art can made everywhere, and that a poet lies in everyone.‐ L.A. Biz
Read More | Posted Dec 30, 2016
93% Fences (2016) A moving and urgent portrait of a working-class African-American family in 1950s Pittsburgh powered by tour de force performances by its two leads.‐ L.A. Biz
Read More | Posted Dec 23, 2016
31% Passengers (2016) An exercise in frustration and offense, wasting the considerable charm of [its] charismatic stars and failing to meaningfully investigate the sticky questions it raises.‐ L.A. Biz
Read More | Posted Dec 23, 2016
96% Neruda (2016) The crafting of identity is at the heart of this highly literary and philosophical noir.‐ L.A. Biz
Read More | Posted Dec 16, 2016
85% Rogue One: A Star Wars Story (2016) A darker, grittier Star Wars than we've seen before that suggests, as much as one can, what it was like to discover George Lucas' space opera in the first place.‐ L.A. Biz
Read More | Posted Dec 13, 2016
93% La La Land (2016) A lovely, old-fashioned ode to dreamers and their dreams, the sacrifices they make to go after them, and the poignant regret of what could have been.‐ L.A. Biz
Read More | Posted Dec 9, 2016
41% Office Christmas Party (2016) Your workplace's holiday celebration may not live up to Office Christmas Party, but you and your coworkers can have a good time watching it -- just don't tell HR.‐ L.A. Biz
Read More | Posted Dec 9, 2016
89% Jackie (2016) If Portman's portrayal seems studied, that's because the woman herself was, and not since Black Swan has the actress been so in command of such a substantial role.‐ L.A. Biz
Read More | Posted Dec 2, 2016
86% Lion (2016) Anchored by an impossibly adorable new talent and a familiar face showing new dramatic range, Lion explores the power of memory, technology and the pull of home.‐ L.A. Biz
Read More | Posted Nov 23, 2016
61% Allied (2016) Robert Zemeckis' war drama exploring love in a time of war is nearly undone by an uncharacteristically uncharismatic performance by star Brad Pitt.‐ L.A. Biz
Read More | Posted Nov 23, 2016
96% Manchester by the Sea (2016) Lonergan's wrought script pursues a simple man's life to its darkest place ... and sits there with him, until we understand.‐ L.A. Biz
Read More | Posted Nov 18, 2016
73% Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them (2016) With a script by Rowling herself, Fantastic Beasts is as bewitching in its imagination and attention to detail as the Harry Potter movies.‐ L.A. Biz
Read More | Posted Nov 18, 2016
46% Billy Lynn's Long Halftime Walk (2016) It pains me to say this ... but director Ang Lee's technologically experimental ode to U.S. servicemen and women does disservice to the story and the form.‐ L.A. Biz
Read More | Posted Nov 18, 2016
94% Arrival (2016) At a moment of monumental transition and heightened anxiety arrives an existential alien invasion flick that's at once unapologetically cerebral and elegiacally emotional.‐ L.A. Biz
Read More | Posted Nov 18, 2016
92% The Eagle Huntress (2016) A feel-good documentary about a remarkable girl in an incredible place.‐ L.A. Biz
Read More | Posted Oct 28, 2016
19% Inferno (2016) Plays like a procedural thanks to our familiarity with Langdon and his world, even with its global, prophetic stakes.‐ L.A. Biz
Read More | Posted Oct 28, 2016
97% Moonlight (2016) Cinematic poetry and one of the best films of the year.‐ L.A. Biz
Read More | Posted Oct 21, 2016
37% Jack Reacher: Never Go Back (2016) Rushed in its storytelling and sloppy in its execution, the sequel is a rare misstep for the exacting producer/movie star and could spell the end for the nascent series.‐ L.A. Biz
Read More | Posted Oct 21, 2016
92% Certain Women (2016) Thoughtful, meditative glimpses into the lives of three women that speak volumes about modern womanhood.‐ L.A. Biz
Read More | Posted Oct 14, 2016
51% The Accountant (2016) There's so much exposition that we pause near the climax for a bunch of dialogue just to get through it.‐ L.A. Biz
Read More | Posted Oct 14, 2016
71% The Birth of a Nation (2016) [Parker] is reaching for something he doesn't quite grasp, falling short of the artfulness of ... "12 Years a Slave."‐ L.A. Biz
Read More | Posted Oct 7, 2016
44% The Girl on the Train (2016) [Blunt] goes all in for this role ... but her arc is so awkwardly executed that it elicits unsolicited laughter.‐ L.A. Biz
Read More | Posted Oct 7, 2016
79% American Honey (2016) An anthem for a class of kids who've never been asked what their dreams are, and a transportive and transformative cinema experience for those of us who've never asked them.‐ L.A. Biz
Read More | Posted Sep 30, 2016
64% Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children (2016) Even at 127 minutes, Miss Peregrine feels rushed and truncated, but there's plenty to enjoy, starting with Green as the titular guardian.‐ L.A. Biz
Read More | Posted Sep 30, 2016
93% Queen of Katwe (2016) Makes painfully plain the tug of war between getting an education and putting food on the table, dreams and survival, the future and right now.‐ L.A. Biz
Read More | Posted Sep 23, 2016
63% The Magnificent Seven (2016) Westerns may be a nostalgic genre, few and far between these days, but it doesn't have to be outdated when filmed, as Fuqua does, through a 21st-century lens.‐ L.A. Biz
Read More | Posted Sep 23, 2016
61% Snowden (2016) The movie's strength lies in its painstaking explication of how extensively the government is spying on us and why we should be as horrified as Snowden is.‐ L.A. Biz
Read More | Posted Sep 16, 2016
85% Sully (2016) A mishmash of genres -- a would-be disaster flick, a legal thriller, a heroic biopic -- jarringly cut together with the thinnest of threads linking them together.‐ L.A. Biz
Read More | Posted Sep 9, 2016