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Beth Accomando

Beth Accomando
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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
87% A Monster Calls (2017) Bayona delivers the monster's stories in gorgeously animated sequences that capture our imaginations. It is also refreshing to hear tales told to a child that offer complex moral lessons. ‐ KPBS.org
Posted Jan 6, 2017
95% Fences (2016) It is so refreshing to have a film where the dialogue is rich and full-bodied. ‐ KPBS.org
Posted Dec 30, 2016
85% Rogue One: A Star Wars Story (2016) Rogue One left me feeling giddy with joy at seeing the Star Wars franchise expanded with such a genuine sense of affection and understanding for what made us fall in love with a galaxy far, far away. ‐ KPBS.org
Posted Dec 13, 2016
100% Things to Come (L'avenir) (2016) Huppert is the film's chief asset, and her assured performance as Nathalie is a joy to watch. ‐ KPBS.org
Posted Dec 9, 2016
96% Manchester by the Sea (2016) It's not a flashy film, nor is it perfect, but there is an honesty and deep-felt compassion that cannot be ignored. ‐ KPBS.org
Posted Dec 2, 2016
72% Nocturnal Animals (2016) It's a gorgeously designed work that hides its savage commentary beneath a glossy veneer. ‐ KPBS.org
Posted Nov 29, 2016
94% Arrival (2016) Arrival does what science fiction at its best should do: it make us look to the future in a way that allows us to think about the present in new ways. ‐ KPBS.org
Posted Nov 29, 2016
90% Doctor Strange (2016) It delivers a fun and at times even thoughtful new entry in the Marvel cinematic universe. ‐ KPBS.org
Posted Nov 11, 2016
88% Gone Girl (2014) In a sense, Fincher gives us a perversely perfect first date movie with Gone Girl. It's an in-depth examination of a long-term relationship that makes you wonder if it's possible to really know or trust anyone. ‐ KPBS.org
Posted Nov 9, 2016
84% Berberian Sound Studio (2013) Director Peter Strickland makes us hear horror in a new way. ‐ KPBS.org
Posted Oct 14, 2016
89% Compliance (2012) Zobel does a great job of just making you uncomfortable, making you want to just yell at the screen and tell the characters to just stop. ‐ KPBS.org
Posted Oct 14, 2016
88% Godzilla Resurgence (Shin Godzilla) (2016) Godzilla Resurgence may not be Godzilla at his very best but for fans of the giant monster, it's a welcome relief to have him back in Toho Studio's hands ‐ KPBS.org
Posted Oct 14, 2016
92% Demon (2016) A swift, elegant film about something dark and harrowing resurfacing from the past to cause havoc in the present. ‐ KPBS.org
Posted Oct 7, 2016
87% Don't Breathe (2016) The script generally relies on manipulation in order to get everything to play out. ‐ KPBS.org
Posted Sep 2, 2016
40% Morgan (2016) Morgan is frustrating because it does exhibit some early promise. ‐ KPBS.org
Posted Sep 2, 2016
98% Hell or High Water (2016) Hell or High Water is something rare. It's a film for adults and by that I mean it's smart, it has something to say, and it doesn't condescend to the audience. ‐ KPBS.org
Posted Aug 19, 2016
55% Can We Take a Joke? (2016) The ideas presented are more complex than Can We Take A Joke? is able to fully address, but they are ideas that desperately need to be discussed. ‐ KPBS.org
Posted Aug 1, 2016
69% The Infiltrator (2016) The film also gives us strong female characters in Diane Kruger's surprisingly savvy young agent and Amy Ryan's tough boss. ‐ KPBS.org
Posted Jul 22, 2016
69% Swiss Army Man (2016) A highly inventive, deliciously refreshing and even poignant film. ‐ KPBS.org
Posted Jul 8, 2016
57% The Neon Demon (2016) A ravishing piece of cinematic seduction. ‐ KPBS.org
Posted Jul 1, 2016
96% De Palma (2016) If you love movies, see De Palma. Then you need to cue up his films and start watching or re-watching his entire filmography. ‐ KPBS.org
Posted Jun 17, 2016
97% Weiner (2016) Why? Why? Why? That's the big question that permeates the documentary. It is also what rivets us to the screen. ‐ KPBS.org
Posted Jun 10, 2016
89% The Lobster (2016) There is much about this film that I love, and yet I can't embrace it fully. But I adore how Lanthimos creates a kind of ominous oppressiveness combined with a goofy absurdism. ‐ KPBS.org
Posted May 27, 2016
100% Dragon Inn (Long men ke zhen) (1966) If you don't know the name King Hu, now's the perfect opportunity to remedy that. ‐ KPBS.org
Posted May 20, 2016
76% Baskin (2016) Baskin boasts a darkly seductive visual style and builds tension effectively. ‐ KPBS.org
Posted May 13, 2016
90% Green Room (2016) Saulnier gets props for creating a claustrophobic horror film that delivers some hardcore goods. It builds tension well and doesn't flinch from effective gore. ‐ KPBS.org
Posted May 5, 2016
90% Captain America: Civil War (2016) Highly entertaining. ‐ KPBS.org
Posted May 5, 2016
90% Wild (2014) Wild is too artistically tame to get wild about but it's to be appreciated as a a sincere and personal tale of healing. ‐ KPBS.org
Posted Apr 26, 2016
42% Mr. Right (2016) For me, there was too much cute and not enough of Rockwell. ‐ KPBS.org
Posted Apr 14, 2016
49% Hardcore Henry (2016) The film's not for anyone who gets nauseous watching handheld camera footage or who's looking for insightful drama. This is simply a grade A, 100 percent pure adrenaline fix for action junkies. ‐ KPBS.org
Posted Apr 8, 2016
71% Remember (2016) A superb example of Egoyan at his best and most polished. ‐ KPBS.org
Posted Apr 1, 2016
46% Knight of Cups (2016) Definitely not a film for everyone and it's not meant to be. But for those of us who worship in Malick's cinematic temple, it rewards our faith. ‐ KPBS.org
Posted Mar 18, 2016
83% The Wave (Bolgen) (2016) The film delivers on genre thrills and effects but keeps the drama more down to earth. ‐ KPBS.org
Posted Mar 10, 2016
53% Triple 9 (2016) The film serves up a compelling and disturbing tale but it falls short of Hillcoat's best work, The Proposition. But I admire it for sticking to its bleak outlook and not pulling any punches. ‐ KPBS.org
Posted Mar 3, 2016
90% Bone Tomahawk (2015) Wow! What a grueling, richly rewarding and meticulously crafted film. ‐ KPBS.org
Posted Feb 19, 2016
85% Hail, Caesar! (2016) As with the Coens' other films, a single viewing doesn't always reveal what the film's true intentions and meaning are. ‐ KPBS.org
Posted Feb 12, 2016
97% 45 Years (2015) An intelligently crafted film in which the pyrotechnics are all in the performances. ‐ KPBS.org
Posted Jan 29, 2016
81% The Revenant (2015) I think Iñárritu has something more on his mind than revenge, but the potential complexity of his ending is lost in DiCaprio's hands. ‐ KPBS.org
Posted Jan 15, 2016
94% Carol (2015) All of these things add up to create a film where nothing happens by accident and everything enriches the storytelling. ‐ KPBS.org
Posted Dec 29, 2015
75% The Hateful Eight (2015) It's the performances and not a resurrected format that make this film worth seeing. ‐ KPBS.org
Posted Dec 29, 2015
74% Youth (2015) Italy's Paolo Sorrentino is one of the most exciting filmmakers around. ‐ KPBS.org
Posted Dec 21, 2015
92% Star Wars: Episode VII - The Force Awakens (2015) Abrams may not have taken a lot of risks - perhaps that's for a later film - but with "The Force Awakens" he's fashioned a perfect sequel that knows exactly where it stands in a galactic-sized franchise. ‐ KPBS.org
Posted Dec 16, 2015
95% Hitchcock/Truffaut (2015) It conveys not just the artistry of a popular director but also captures a passion for cinema as a way of life. ‐ KPBS.org
Posted Dec 10, 2015
80% Black Sea (2015) This is a case where the dangers of the ocean depths prove far less lethal than a screenwriter with a lack of imagination. ‐ KPBS.org
Posted Dec 8, 2015
65% Spectre (2015) It's a solid, serious spy film that still has a playful glint in its eye. ‐ KPBS.org
Posted Dec 7, 2015
88% Experimenter (2015) Director Almereyda is as much an experimenter and illusionist as his subject. ‐ KPBS.org
Posted Dec 4, 2015
86% Goodnight Mommy (2015) The pay off at the end is not quite as satisfying as I was hoping for but it holds up for the most part and does make for a chilling moment or two. ‐ KPBS.org
Posted Dec 4, 2015
71% Crimson Peak (2015) The story quickly grew predictable and bland, and the design of the ghosts and the role they played in the story left me feeling disappointed. ‐ KPBS.org
Posted Dec 4, 2015
73% Trumbo (2015) Trumbo is a film with something to say and the passion and wit to say it well. ‐ KPBS.org
Posted Dec 4, 2015
91% James White (2015) Both Nixon and Mond invest James White... with a raw honesty that makes James White a compelling drama about the demands and rewards of family. ‐ KPBS.org
Posted Dec 3, 2015