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Bernard Boo
Bernard Boo's reviews only count toward the Tomatometer when published at the following Tomatometer-approved publication(s): Film Threat, PopMatters, We Got This Covered

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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
7/10 79% Unsane (2018) Narrative issues aside, [Claire] Foy's brilliance and the strength of [Steven] Soderbergh's vision make Unsane a worthy take on the psychothriller subgenre.‐ PopMatters
Read More | Posted Mar 23, 2018
8/10 97% Black Panther (2018) [Ryan] Coogler is one of the most exciting young filmmakers we've seen in a long time, and as long as he continues to tell his truth, he's going to go on to have a magnificent career.‐ PopMatters
Read More | Posted Feb 16, 2018
8/10 99% BPM (Beats Per Minute) (120 battements par minute) (2017) Without question, Sean is the film's center of gravity. ‐ PopMatters
Read More | Posted Oct 27, 2017
6/10 41% The Mountain Between Us (2017) The Mountain Between Us is an easily digestible romance that might have been more interesting if it were a bit harder to swallow.‐ PopMatters
Read More | Posted Oct 6, 2017
9/10 87% Blade Runner 2049 (2017) Ryan Gosling's lead performance is actually better than Harrison Ford's was in the 1982 film, which isn't a knock on Ford but rather a testament to his successor's gifts.‐ PopMatters
Read More | Posted Oct 5, 2017
8/10 69% mother! (2017) Absolutely brimming with artistry and ambition, but is so punishing and painful to watch that it feels impossible to recommend to a friend for fear that they'll ultimately blame their inevitable, crippling, post-movie PTSD on you.‐ PopMatters
Read More | Posted Sep 15, 2017
7/10 69% Annabelle: Creation (2017) Annabelle: Creation isn't groundbreaking or cutting-edge in the slightest, but it uses old-school techniques and top-notch sound design incredibly well, delivering a no-frills, all-chills horror experience...‐ PopMatters
Read More | Posted Aug 11, 2017
2/10 16% The Dark Tower (2017) Cursory, dull, and as forgettable as any movie you'll see this year, The Dark Tower's best virtue is its brisk 90-minute runtime.‐ PopMatters
Read More | Posted Aug 4, 2017
7/10 81% Brigsby Bear (2017) Off-kilter, idiosyncratic, and startlingly moving, Brigsby Bear speaks to a generation of young people who find friendship with others who share their unconventional obsessions. ‐ PopMatters
Read More | Posted Aug 3, 2017
9/10 92% Dunkirk (2017) Dunkirk is Nolan's most directly cinematic of his works, knocking plot and melodrama down the totem pole in favor of furiously transportive images and sounds that elicit emotion in a more primal, instinctual way.‐ PopMatters
Read More | Posted Jul 20, 2017
8/10 92% Spider-Man: Homecoming (2017) It's pure exhilaration to watch this new, pitch-perfect version of the iconic hero swing high above the New York City streets, and if the movie's forthcoming sequels are as fun as this, Marvel Studios can keep 'em coming.‐ PopMatters
Read More | Posted Jun 29, 2017
7/10 20% The Book of Henry (2017) The Book of Henry is a hair away from being in league with the most ludicrous Lifetime original movies, but its cast, slick production and Trevorrow's willingness to take risks make it an oddball chunk of entertainment.‐ We Got This Covered
Read More | Posted Jun 16, 2017
6/10 68% Cars 3 (2017) Cars 3 isn't remarkable or groundbreaking or even all that memorable, but it's a rock-solid movie that leaves a far better taste in the mouth than its critically panned predecessors.‐ We Got This Covered
Read More | Posted Jun 15, 2017
C 30% Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales (2017) Like its predecessors, Dead Men is a wishy-washy movie that isn't violent or edgy enough for adults but feels just a bit too disgusting and unsettling for kids.‐ Film Threat
Read More | Posted May 25, 2017
8/10 67% Alien: Covenant (2017) The creature's return is, in fact, triumphant, as is Scott's return to the roots of his beloved sci-fi franchise.‐ PopMatters
Read More | Posted May 19, 2017
7/10 No Score Yet The House of Tomorrow (2018) Despite some minor issues, Livolsi's debut is an absolute crowd-pleaser that will please adults and speak straight to the hearts of repressed, rowdy teens everywhere.‐ PopMatters
Read More | Posted Apr 20, 2017
6/10 61% The Zookeeper's Wife (2017) The Zookeeper's Wife isn't nearly as unique or bizarre or harrowing as the events that inspired it, though it is deeply felt and, at times, unexpectedly charming.‐ PopMatters
Read More | Posted Mar 30, 2017
7/10 90% Frantz (2017) Frantz elevates a relatively conventional surface story with an understated but powerful sense of psychological terror.‐ PopMatters
Read More | Posted Mar 24, 2017
4/10 43% Song to Song (2017) I'm sure Malick and his editors had a focused intent when sequencing the imagery, but nothing so specific registers on the big screen. What it amounts to is an empty exercise in free association that becomes unbearably dull as the film wears on.‐ PopMatters
Read More | Posted Mar 23, 2017
8/10 91% Raw (2017) Raw is a film whose beauty is only revealed to those with a wide-open mind and an iron stomach.‐ PopMatters
Read More | Posted Mar 17, 2017
7/10 75% Kong: Skull Island (2017) Kong: Skull Island has a lot going for it, but what it gets really right is how it captures the unadulterated, intoxicating joy of watching the mighty Kong smash things to itty bitty pieces.‐ PopMatters
Read More | Posted Mar 10, 2017
5/10 63% Before I Fall (2017) The journey is corny and morally obvious, and yet rings true on certain levels thanks to Deutch's interpretation of the role.‐ PopMatters
Read More | Posted Mar 2, 2017
4/10 61% David Brent: Life on the Road (2017) Gervais' focus rests squarely on David's emotional implosion which, while acted and laid out quite well, is so punishing that one wonders whether it was worth checking back in on the poor guy at all.‐ PopMatters
Read More | Posted Feb 16, 2017
2/10 22% American Pastoral (2016) The performances are stilted for the most part, with most scenes feeling melodramatic when meant to be tragic, flat as a pancake when meant to be funny.‐ PopMatters
Read More | Posted Dec 12, 2016
4/10 84% A United Kingdom (2017) A United Kingdom is well-intentioned, with impassioned performances from Oyelowo and Pike, but it's executed as drily and inoffensively as so many middling Brit period dramas.‐ We Got This Covered
Read More | Posted Nov 24, 2016
7/10 93% The Eagle Huntress (2016) If her accomplishments don't impress you for some reason, the sheer cuteness of her relationship with her trusty eagle will no doubt win you over.‐ PopMatters
Read More | Posted Nov 17, 2016
9/10 86% Hacksaw Ridge (2016) Though it's a bit of a wobbly mess at times, Hacksaw Ridge ultimately winds up being a deeply moving character study about an unlikely American hero.‐ We Got This Covered
Read More | Posted Nov 4, 2016
9/10 92% Certain Women (2016) [Kelly Reichardt is] one of the most important American filmmakers working today, and this may be her best work yet.‐ PopMatters
Read More | Posted Oct 14, 2016
8/10 79% American Honey (2016) The boldness of Arnold's sweeping visual style and her uncanny command of mood and tone make American Honey a must-watch.‐ PopMatters
Read More | Posted Oct 6, 2016
5/10 29% Passage to Mars (2016) Jeauffre's blending of terrestrial and extraterrestrial imagery is hypnotizing and spectacular, but this story of survival feels too bloodless to appeal to the average viewer.‐ We Got This Covered
Read More | Posted Oct 2, 2016
6/10 77% Goat (2016) Most are already keenly aware of how disgusting and deplorable hazing is, but Neel's film serves as a wake-up call for those who still perpetuate the tradition or don't view it as a deadly serious issue.‐ PopMatters
Read More | Posted Sep 30, 2016
6/10 63% Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children (2016) It features a standout performance from a surging actress with a big future, and actually does some interesting things in its first hour. However, despite its strengths, the film falls flat as a pancake in its incomprehensible, bumbling third act.‐ PopMatters
Read More | Posted Sep 30, 2016
6/10 54% The Dressmaker (2016) Taken bite by bite and with a measure of patience, Moorhouse's directorial return is as delightfully chaotic as Tilly's homecoming, a colorful, one-of-a-kind affair that's not afraid to shake things up a bit.‐ PopMatters
Read More | Posted Sep 23, 2016
7/10 59% The Light Between Oceans (2016) The Light Between Oceans is a visually and thematically cohesive package, though its characters feel emotionally an arm's length away.‐ We Got This Covered
Read More | Posted Sep 2, 2016
8/10 92% Southside With You (2016) Southside With You is a sweet date movie that serves as an unexpected respite from the current firestorm of political absurdity.‐ We Got This Covered
Read More | Posted Aug 30, 2016
7/10 44% The Hollars (2016) Krasinski demonstrates a real knack for getting his actors to gel and flow and do their jobs well.‐ PopMatters
Read More | Posted Aug 26, 2016
8/10 97% Kubo and the Two Strings (2016) Much like the great Grave of the Fireflies and Pixar's Up before it, Kubo and the Two Strings treats its audience with utmost respect, taking them on an exhilarating adventure while shining a light into the darkest corners of the human experience.‐ PopMatters
Read More | Posted Aug 19, 2016
8/10 96% Little Men (2016) The grief of displacement and financial inadequacy is real and devastating and informs much of Little Men, but so too does the equally authentic exhilaration of young friendship in the big city.‐ PopMatters
Read More | Posted Aug 18, 2016
4/10 0% Spaceman (2016) Spaceman is a tonally confused, moderately entertaining glimpse into the life of one of baseball's most bizarre characters.‐ We Got This Covered
Read More | Posted Aug 18, 2016
9/10 97% Hell or High Water (2016) Pulpy, old-fashioned Western action and terrific performances make Hell or High Water one of the most satisfying releases of the summer.‐ We Got This Covered
Read More | Posted Aug 14, 2016
8/10 94% Finding Dory (2016) One of Pixar's most delightful offerings to date.‐ PopMatters
Read More | Posted Aug 12, 2016
8/10 74% Disorder (Maryland) (2016) Schoenaerts delivers a volcanic performance in this deliberately paced, moody character study.‐ We Got This Covered
Read More | Posted Aug 12, 2016
8/10 87% Pete's Dragon (2016) Pete's Dragon is a fun, unabashedly kid-friendly film that makes old-fashioned, simple storytelling cool again.‐ PopMatters
Read More | Posted Aug 11, 2016
9/10 82% Indignation (2016) Schamus' directorial debut is remarkable, capturing the male moodiness of Roth's work. The brilliant young leads only elevate the already rich material.‐ We Got This Covered
Read More | Posted Jul 29, 2016
5/10 67% Nerve (2016) Its messaging is half-baked and blunt, but Nerve still manages to be a solid YA thriller that boasts more than a few heart-stopping set pieces.‐ We Got This Covered
Read More | Posted Jul 28, 2016
3/10 16% Ice Age: Collision Course (2016) The Ice Age series hits even lower lows in this insolently implausible, laughless trek toward the apocalypse.‐ We Got This Covered
Read More | Posted Jul 22, 2016
8/10 83% Captain Fantastic (2016) A family of survivalist philosophers rail against the real world in Matt Ross' spellbinding, thought-provoking road drama.‐ We Got This Covered
Read More | Posted Jul 10, 2016
3/10 26% The Duel (2016) The Duel is a forgettable, muddled affair that wastes its two charismatic leads on endless scenes of tonal wonkiness.‐ We Got This Covered
Read More | Posted Jun 26, 2016
9/10 93% Tickled (2016) Chilling and inexplicably fascinating, Tickled is a looping left hook of a documentary; it'll knock you out, and you won't know what hit you.‐ We Got This Covered
Read More | Posted Jun 25, 2016
9/10 69% Swiss Army Man (2016) Swiss Army Man is a well-acted, disgusting, poignant filmic oddity that will be too strange for the squeamish and an absolute treasure for intrepid, open-minded moviegoers.‐ We Got This Covered
Read More | Posted Jun 24, 2016