Movie Reviews Only
|T-Meter||Title | Year||Review|
|8.9/10||96%||The Florida Project (2017)||
What bothered me about this (and I ended up loving it) is that the kids are terrible. - What the Flick?!
Read More | Posted Sep 26, 2018
You feel like you were there that day from the perspectives of the principal players. - What the Flick?!
Read More | Posted Sep 11, 2018
There's no question now...[John Cho] is a great actor. Only a great actor could do what he is required to do in this movie and pull it off the way he does. - What the Flick?!
Read More | Posted Aug 23, 2018
|8.1/10||91%||Crazy Rich Asians (2018)||
One of the great things that Crazy Rich Asians does is [show] you...the idea that Chinese people who continued to live in China or Singapore...have a very different view of Chinese people how grew up in America. - What the Flick?!
Read More | Posted Aug 17, 2018
|4.9/10||79%||Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again (2018)||
There are a number of smaller, more intimate numbers, and they are brutal. - What the Flick?!
Read More | Posted Jul 19, 2018
|6.8/10||77%||Don't Worry, He Won't Get Far on Foot (2018)||
While this was very good and very dramatic at time...I sort of consistently felt like something was slightly, slightly off. - What the Flick?!
Read More | Posted Jul 17, 2018
|6.6/10||30%||Shock and Awe (2018)||
There is a degree of outrage [in] the movie, but there is no passion in that outrage...the characters had it but the movie didn't. - What the Flick?!
Read More | Posted Jul 13, 2018
|9/10||97%||Three Identical Strangers (2018)||
[Bobby, Eddy, and David] are so energetic, and they tell the story in such an engaging way. - What the Flick?!
Read More | Posted Jun 29, 2018
|8/10||63%||Sicario: Day of the Soldado (2018)||
I am fully charmed by Benicio del Toro. - What the Flick?!
Read More | Posted Jun 29, 2018
|3.3/10||32%||The Catcher Was A Spy (2018)||
It is inconsistent in almost every way that matters. - What the Flick?!
Read More | Posted Jun 25, 2018
|33%||The Hangover Part II (2011)||
Think of it as a decent high school football player who suffers from having an older brother who was all-state two years earlier. - Huffington Post
Read More | Posted May 27, 2011
|B+||84%||The Ghost Writer (2010)||
It's a totally credible, briskly paced, suspenseful and particularly well-cast political thriller. - Turner Classic Movies Online
Read More | Posted Feb 19, 2010
|B||68%||Shutter Island (2010)||
An adult, insightful, tense, complicated psychological thriller. - Turner Classic Movies Online
Read More | Posted Feb 19, 2010
|90%||District 9 (2009)||This is a great movie. - At the Movies EDIT|
|91%||Ponyo (2009)||I was, I'm afraid, a little lost at times. - At the Movies EDIT|
|82%||Bandslam (2009)||There is really just a lot to like here. - At the Movies EDIT|
|89%||Inglourious Basterds (2009)||This is a seriously provocative film. - At the Movies EDIT|
|27%||The Goods: Live Hard, Sell Hard (2009)||This was funny in the beginning, no question, but then it turned into I thought a sort of a very stale comedy. - At the Movies EDIT|
|38%||The Time Traveler's Wife (2009)||I thought really very little in the film worked. - At the Movies EDIT|
|60%||Paper Heart (2009)||It felt completely inauthentic. - At the Movies EDIT|
|62%||A Perfect Getaway (2009)||I just don't think there was enough drama in the first two-thirds of this movie. - At the Movies EDIT|
|75%||Cold Souls (2009)||I found myself thinking about this movie for a long time after I got out of the theater. - At the Movies EDIT|
|45%||Fragments (2008)||The film is quite literally fragmented. Too much story -- and too little about each character. - At the Movies EDIT|
|77%||Julie & Julia (2009)||If it weren't for the sheer brilliance of Streep and on-screen husband Stanley Tucci, this would be an easy skip. - At the Movies EDIT|
|66%||Adam (2009)||A sweet, atypical love story. - At the Movies EDIT|
|94%||In the Loop (2009)||Every movie that clearly tells us how we marched toward the war, through bullying, intimidation, and making opponents seem crazy is worth seeing. - At the Movies EDIT|
|69%||Funny People (2009)||It walks a perfectly fine line between being funny and tragic. - At the Movies EDIT|
|88%||World's Greatest Dad (2009)||I think Goldthwait wrote a terrific script here and I think it manages to stay funny after it takes its rather dark turn. - At the Movies EDIT|
|80%||Bakjwi (Thirst) (2009)||There were moments where I was genuinely scared and moments where I was genuinely moved. - At the Movies EDIT|
|27%||Shrink (2009)||I felt it felt forced from the first moment into the last moment. - At the Movies EDIT|
|56%||Orphan (2009)||It's bloody, you should be warned, but in the end it is worth it. - At the Movies EDIT|
|79%||Humpday (2009)||Those conversations were really memorable and really well executed. - At the Movies EDIT|
|32%||The Answer Man (Arlen Faber) (2009)||You have a likable cast, an engaging enough story with a few moments of both humor and emotional honesty. - At the Movies EDIT|
|22%||G-Force (2009)||I don't think kids will find it funny, [and] their parents will find it unbearable. - At the Movies EDIT|
|14%||The Ugly Truth (2009)||The Ugly Truth has a nice moment here and there, but there is much more ugliness than truth. - At the Movies EDIT|
|85%||500 Days of Summer (2009)||Conventional? Not at all. - At the Movies EDIT|
|13%||I Love You Beth Cooper (2009)||The story quickly -- and I mean quickly -- devolves into an unimaginative high school retread. - At the Movies EDIT|
|67%||Bruno (2009)||It's certainly not that there aren't a few funny moments in the film. There are, but overwhelmingly, Bruno's stunts are demeaning, they are insulting and they are really cruel. - At the Movies EDIT|
|84%||Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince (2009)||This is a big summer movie that meets expectations. - At the Movies EDIT|
|84%||Soul Power (2009)||This has no contextual structure at all. It is essentially the archive footage slapped together. - At the Movies EDIT|
|68%||Public Enemies (2009)||I do think this is a film worth seeing, so obviously, I say see it. - At the Movies EDIT|
|39%||Local Color (2006)||I suspect Local Color will lose those unfamiliar with the jargon and subtleties of the art world. Skip it. - At the Movies EDIT|
|46%||Ice Age: Dawn of the Dinosaurs (Ice Age 3) (2009)||Certainly not terrible, but ultimately forgettable and that means you should skip it. - At the Movies EDIT|
|19%||I Hate Valentine's Day (2009)||Everyone who's ever seen a movie knows where this is headed... but getting there is breezy, fun, and most importantly, well-executed. - At the Movies EDIT|
|47%||La Fille de Monaco (The Girl from Monaco) (2009)||It was a perfect blend of satire and tension. - At the Movies EDIT|
|100%||Afghan Star (2009)||If you think American Idol is a cultural phenomenon here, imagine its impact on a country devastated by 30 years of internal strife, religious intolerance, civil war and foreign invasion. - At the Movies EDIT|
|50%||Chéri (2009)||Michelle Pfeiffer is quite good, but the script leaves Kathy Bates -- talented as she is -- with a bit of a cartoonish performance. - At the Movies EDIT|
|97%||The Hurt Locker (2009)||Outstanding performances across the board, but I thought Anthony Mackie in particular really, really nailed it. - At the Movies EDIT|
|20%||Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen (2009)||It is as if Michael Bay was saying "You think I've blown stuff up before? Ha-ha. Wait till you see this." - At the Movies EDIT|
|48%||My Sister's Keeper (2009)||I have a heart. I just don't want schlock. - At the Movies EDIT|