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Barry Wurst

Barry Wurst
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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
1/5 85% Upgrade (2018) The end result is a big nothing of a summer movie, like Ryan Reynolds' Self/Less, with sub-Cronenberg body horror and robotic action sequences that seem lifted out of a video game.‐ Maui Time
Read More | Posted Jun 10, 2018
3/5 95% Filmworker (2018) "Filmworker" offers more than enough to entice Kubrick buffs or anyone who savors cinema history.‐ HollywoodInToto.com
Read More | Posted Jun 10, 2018
4/5 71% Solo: A Star Wars Story (2018) This is the most fun I've had at a Star Wars movie since the eighties. All the toxic pre-release press becomes a non-issue after the first five minutes of this charming, thrilling adventure.‐ Maui Time
Read More | Posted Jun 10, 2018
5/5 65% Wild At Heart (1990) "Wild At Heart" is poetic, jolting and surprisingly beautiful. Lynch's savage romance is a masterpiece and an unabashed love letter to America's wandering spirits, long highways and sunset-lit dreams.‐ HollywoodInToto.com
Read More | Posted May 27, 2018
3/5 82% Deadpool 2 (2018) If Deadpool 2 isn't quite punk rock, or a genuine act of true cinematic anarchy, it at least tries and succeeds at providing a wrecking ball to the sameness that plagues most comic book movies.‐ Maui Time
Read More | Posted May 27, 2018
2/5 87% Tully (2018) Diablo Cody's screenplay begins with lived-in authenticity, makes crucial missteps at the midpoint and falls flat in the end.‐ Maui Time
Read More | Posted May 11, 2018
1/5 22% Terminal (2018) Easily one of the best looking bad movies since "Frank Miller's "The Spirit." Terminal is grating and mean-spirited, with a screenplay cobbled together from other, much better movies.‐ HollywoodInToto.com
Read More | Posted May 11, 2018
2/5 47% The Vanishing (1993) The different approach is less effective, as the sinister occurrences that unfold feel inevitable, rather than shockingly out of the ordinary.‐ HollywoodInToto.com
Read More | Posted May 11, 2018
4/5 98% The Vanishing (Spoorloos) (1988) This quirky shocker ultimately lives up to the reputation of its humdinger of a punch line, a final reveal that is still tremendously disturbing.‐ HollywoodInToto.com
Read More | Posted May 11, 2018
4/5 No Score Yet Go for Broke (2017) Not simply a great Hawai'i-made movie, but a great film, period. Remarkable and, for a low budget indie, surprising in its scale.‐ Maui Time
Read More | Posted May 11, 2018
3/5 83% Avengers: Infinity War (2018) The conclusion is the film's greatest, most calculated creative risk and what makes Avengers: Infinity War truly special. Audiences will be talking about the ending of this one for years.‐ Maui Time
Read More | Posted Apr 28, 2018
2.5/5 44% Up in Smoke (1978) As carefree and flimsy as this is (which is also the point of the entire endeavor), the biggest laughs are massive. ‐ HollywoodInToto.com
Read More | Posted Apr 28, 2018
3/5 No Score Yet Labyrinth (2018) Henson's weird, episodic film is tonally all over the place. Despite songs written and performed by Bowie, this isn't a great musical. Labyrinth is at its best when it's creepy.‐ Maui Time
Read More | Posted Apr 28, 2018
1.5/5 52% Rampage (2018) If Johnson has followed Schwarzenegger's movie path, then he's currently in the Jingle All the Way phase of his career‐ Maui Time
Read More | Posted Apr 28, 2018
5/5 95% A Quiet Place (2018) Krasinski's third film as a director never steps wrong. While A Quiet Place is so much more than just a horror movie, it excels as an outstanding example of the genre.‐ Maui Time
Read More | Posted Apr 28, 2018
2/5 73% Ready Player One (2018) Spielberg has journeyed back to popcorn movie filmmaking, but this isn't a return to form. Along with The BFG, Ready Player One is one of Mr. Spielberg's most desperate, trying-too-hard efforts.‐ Maui Time
Read More | Posted Mar 31, 2018
1/5 43% Pacific Rim Uprising (2018) My favorite quote comes from Boyega himself who, late in the film, says, "That was supposed to be epic, and it wasn't." I couldn't agree more.‐ Maui Time
Read More | Posted Mar 31, 2018
2.5/5 50% Flower (2018) "Flower" is as brave as Deutch's performance, which counts for an awful lot. Deutch is spectacular in the role.‐ HollywoodInToto.com
Read More | Posted Mar 23, 2018
4/5 No Score Yet Kuleana (2018) An original blend of Hawaii's history, spirituality and culture. Kuleana introduces a unique new film genre: Hawaiian Noir. ‐ Maui Time
Read More | Posted Mar 23, 2018
3/5 50% The 'Burbs (1989) For a movie so frequently goofy, "The 'Burbs" has more bite and contemporary lessons than one would expect.‐ HollywoodInToto.com
Read More | Posted Mar 19, 2018
2.5/5 No Score Yet The Gate II: Trespassers (1992) For all the camp and very-'90s feel it evokes, "Gate II" has an appreciably dark sense of humor and makes a determined effort to keep its audience completely entertained‐ HollywoodInToto.com
Read More | Posted Mar 19, 2018
2.5/5 50% The Gate (1987) "The Gate" is a wild, scrappy and skillfully crafted genre offering for young teens.‐ HollywoodInToto.com
Read More | Posted Mar 19, 2018
2/5 55% The Forgiven (2018) The verbal sparring matches between Whitaker and Bana are the best thing about "The Forgiven."‐ HollywoodInToto.com
Read More | Posted Mar 19, 2018
2/5 49% Tomb Raider (2018) This one is fun at times but seems forced and unsteady. If this new take on Croft continues, I hope they reconfigure everything but keep Vikander, the one element that really works.‐ Maui Time
Read More | Posted Mar 19, 2018
1/5 38% The Strangers: Prey At Night (2018) Note to the filmmakers: nothing sucks the suspense out of your chase scene than having Air Supply playing over the soundtrack‐ Maui Time
Read More | Posted Mar 19, 2018
1.5/5 47% Red Sparrow (2018) Needless to say, this isn't for fans of Katniss Everdeen or Lawrence's X-Men movies. In fact, it's hard to say who this is for.‐ Maui Time
Read More | Posted Mar 19, 2018
1.5/5 87% Annihilation (2018) The world of The Shimmer provides some neat visuals but note how lovingly positioned everything appears. It looks exactly like what it is: art direction.‐ Maui Time
Read More | Posted Mar 19, 2018
4/5 74% The Dark Crystal (1982) If you're willing to surrender to its gradual pace and vast strangeness, you're in for a treasure chest of Jim Henson magic. ‐ Maui Time
Read More | Posted Mar 19, 2018
0/5 13% Fifty Shades Freed (2018) A hypnotically dull, aggressively sleep-inducing movie. if these movies started off as a hot seduction, they are now the equivalent of a bored, let's-just-get-this-over-with quickie you forget five minutes later.‐ Maui Time
Read More | Posted Feb 13, 2018
2/5 14% Winchester (2018) Winchester has its moments but it's also a PG-13- safe, creaky, old fashioned throwback. Burnt Offerings and any five minutes of The Others has this beat.‐ Maui Time
Read More | Posted Feb 13, 2018
4/5 91% Phantom Thread (2018) The three leads are so captivating and Anderson's film so intriguingly unlike any other currently playing, Phantom Thread weaves us into its spellbinding tale as firmly as a thread on a Woodcock dress.‐ Maui Time
Read More | Posted Feb 13, 2018
3.5/5 73% Hostiles (2018) Tougher than razor wire and full of unexpected story turns, Hostiles is an examination of characters facing their well-established identities and finding a startling rebirth.‐ Maui Time
Read More | Posted Feb 13, 2018
2.5/5 89% I, Tonya (2018) this all feels like redneck pageantry. I, Tonya made me think twice about ever referring to Harding again as "tacky" but that's exactly how I'd describe this movie.‐ Maui Time
Read More | Posted Feb 13, 2018
3/5 87% The Post (2018) The Post is imperfect and none-too-subtle but still a thing to marvel: of all things, here's a passionate, politically charged work from Steven Spielberg.‐ Maui Time
Read More | Posted Jan 13, 2018
5/5 82% Molly's Game (2018) Molly's Game is a collection of great performances, a prime example of how to tell a rich, eventful story and a showcase for a first time director. ‐ Maui Time
Read More | Posted Jan 13, 2018
3/5 91% Star Wars: The Last Jedi (2017) The Last Jedi has big peaks and valleys but left me satisfied overall for being so bold. For all the calculated corporate hands on deck, this is the work of a real writer/director. ‐ Maui Time
Read More | Posted Jan 13, 2018
4/5 91% The Disaster Artist (2017) Easily the funniest movie I've seen all year.‐ Maui Time
Read More | Posted Jan 13, 2018
2/5 92% Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri (2017) Despite an attempt to contrast the moments of compassion from the violence, it's the uglier moments that stick. The casual sadism and relentless vulgarity wore me down.‐ Maui Time
Read More | Posted Jan 13, 2018
4/5 97% Coco (2017) It's the emotional climax of the film that will likely seal the film's legacy; this remarkable, quiet but emotionally charged sequence is among the most touching in Pixar's history.‐ Maui Time
Read More | Posted Jan 13, 2018
1/5 40% Justice League (2017) Poorly constructed and painfully corny. Loose ends, pointless bits, ill-timed sequences and scenes cut too short litter the oddly too-brief 120-minute running time.‐ Maui Time
Read More | Posted Jan 13, 2018
2.5/5 57% Murder On The Orient Express (2017) A bumpy ride but still admirable and it works well enough of the time to recommend. This is something we rarely see anymore-a complex event film for adults.‐ Maui Time
Read More | Posted Jan 13, 2018
2.5/5 56% Hell Night (1981) "Hell Night" isn't on the level of "Halloween" and that's all right. DeSimone's film is more a sleepover movie than a horror title that will send you away shaking.‐ HollywoodInToto.com
Read More | Posted Jan 13, 2018
5/5 75% Bram Stoker's Dracula (1992) Coppola's film is a blood-soaked, sensual knockout, utilizing cinema and classical theatricality to evoke a world undergoing transformation. ‐ MAUIWatch
Read More | Posted Jan 13, 2018
3/5 15% Metro (1997) Carter is no Walter Hill but this is a forgotten gem from Murphy. In a decade full of missteps, the tense and exciting "Metro" is worthy showcase for its star.‐ MAUIWatch
Read More | Posted Jan 13, 2018
2.5/5 34% TMNT (2007) Once the action kicks into high gear and the funny one-liners come with regularity, "TMNT" works well enough.‐ MAUIWatch
Read More | Posted Jan 13, 2018
2.5/5 64% FernGully - The Last Rainforest (1992) The good intentions of the core message are stronger than the story itself.‐ MAUIWatch
Read More | Posted Jan 13, 2018
3/5 64% The Hand that Rocks the Cradle (1992) De Mornay is terrific and carries this from start to finish. Hanson embraces the sleaziness, blatantly manipulative twists and in-your-face trashiness of Silver's script from start to finish.‐ MAUIWatch
Read More | Posted Jan 13, 2018
3/5 79% 1408 (2007) As the film unleashes a torrent of surprises and spooky, sleight of hand visuals, it gradually goes beyond TV movie-worthy King and becomes truly scary.‐ MAUIWatch
Read More | Posted Jan 13, 2018
3/5 68% Red Dragon (2002) an excellent, faithful and suitably unsettling take on Harris' novel. Ratner's film is so different from Mann's (even though they share identical scenes and key bits of dialog), it stands just fine on its own. ‐ MAUIWatch
Read More | Posted Jan 13, 2018
2.5/5 54% Mr. Brooks (2007) "Mr. Brooks," both the character and the movie itself, is pretty crazy.‐ MAUIWatch
Read More | Posted Jan 13, 2018