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Beth Accomando

Beth Accomando
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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
95% Creed (2015) Despite being a bit too long, Creed reveals Coogler as a solid writer and director. He manages to remain true to his indie roots while working on a mainstream Hollywood film. ‐ KPBS.org
Posted Dec 1, 2015
14% Kill Me Three Times (2015) Kill Me Three Time isn't even worth a single viewing. ‐ KPBS.org
Posted Nov 9, 2015
83% I Am Big Bird: The Caroll Spinney Story (2015) I Am Big Bird is not great filmmaking but it pays fitting tribute to Spinney and the character into which he invested so much of his own personality. ‐ KPBS.org
Posted Nov 9, 2015
100% Every Last Child (2015) The stunningly shot film makes a powerful statement about not only the heroic efforts of health workers but also about how the disease affects people's lives. ‐ KPBS.org
Posted Nov 9, 2015
90% The Imitation Game (2014) A genuinely good film about a fascinating true story. ‐ KPBS.org
Posted Nov 9, 2015
66% Dark Star: HR Giger's World (2015) Belinda Sallin's documentary brings us into Giger's world as if we're the crew of the Nostromo in Alien exploring a mysterious planet. ‐ KPBS.org
Posted Nov 9, 2015
74% The Keeping Room (2015) Feminist western barely qualifies as a sub-genre since there are so few entries but The Keeping Room offers a strong entry. ‐ KPBS.org
Posted Oct 29, 2015
88% Still Alice (2015) Despite Moore's fine work, Still Alice comes across as one of those old made-for-TV, disease of the week movies. ‐ KPBS.org
Posted Oct 20, 2015
89% A Most Violent Year (2015) This is serious filmmaking for people who want to think about what they have seen long after they leave the theater. ‐ KPBS.org
Posted Oct 20, 2015
91% Beasts of No Nation (2015) The strength of the film comes from the intensely intimate focus it keeps on Agu who is formidably played by young Attah. ‐ KPBS.org
Posted Oct 15, 2015
97% Red Army (2015) Whether you enjoy sports or not you'll be entertained and enlightened by Polsky's tale of the cold war played out on the ice rink. ‐ KPBS.org
Posted Oct 10, 2015
No Score Yet Drown (2015) The trio of actors -- Levett, Jack Matthews, and Harry Cook -- anchors the film with compelling performances. ‐ KPBS.org
Posted Oct 9, 2015
87% Drunk Stoned Brilliant Dead: The Story of the National Lampoon (2015) Tirola finds great archival material, some lively and insightful interviews, and does an entertaining job of reminding us how important National Lampoon was in the development of modern American comedy. ‐ KPBS.org
Posted Oct 8, 2015
3.5/4 74% Kingsman: The Secret Service (2015) Kingsman: The Secret Service delivers a raucous collision of comic book action and British espionage tropes. ‐ KPBS.org
Posted Oct 2, 2015
96% What We Do In The Shadows (2015) Delightfully satisfying. ‐ KPBS.org
Posted Oct 1, 2015
94% Sicario (2015) Blunt gives such a finely calibrated performance that the emotional clichés can be forgiven. ‐ KPBS.org
Posted Sep 24, 2015
93% Electric Boogaloo: The Wild, Untold Story of Cannon Films (2012) The documentary assembles a riveting barrage of anecdotes from assorted colleagues to convey the glory, chaos and legacy of Cannon Films. ‐ KPBS.org
Posted Sep 16, 2015
94% Black Souls (2015) Just when you think there's no fresh blood to be found in the mob film along comes Black Souls from Italy to prove you wrong. ‐ KPBS.org
Posted Sep 11, 2015
91% X-Men: Days of Future Past (2014) The best part of this film and the best thing to happen to the franchise as a whole is the casting of Michael Fassbender as Eric Lehnsherr/Magneto and James McAvoy as Professor Charles Xavier. ‐ KPBS.org
Posted Sep 11, 2015
94% Best Of Enemies (2015) Reminds us how thrilling and provocative an intelligent debate can be. ‐ KPBS.org
Posted Sep 11, 2015
86% We Are What We Are (2013) A provocative film about the horrors we can find within the usual comforts of family and tradition. ‐ KPBS.org
Posted Sep 11, 2015
88% Tangerines (2015) The anti-war message is not new but the film delivers it eloquently and with quiet, insistent dignity. And sadly, it's a message that's still not being heeded. ‐ KPBS.org
Posted Sep 11, 2015
19% The Human Centipede III (Final Sequence) (2015) You can call Six sick and twisted, but his films form a savvy horror trilogy that provocatively comments on the genre. ‐ KPBS.org
Posted Sep 11, 2015
62% Unfriended (2015) Unfriended isn't exactly groundbreaking but at least it attempts to revitalize a genre that had grown annoyingly stuck in its ways. ‐ KPBS.org
Posted Sep 11, 2015
88% Mr. Holmes (2015) Complimenting McKellan's performance are Bill Condon's direction and Cullen's script from his own novel. Neither is wildly cinematic but both are examples of solid and thoughtful craftsmanship. ‐ KPBS.org
Posted Sep 11, 2015
95% We Are Still Here (2015) It mixes stylish, subtle filmmaking with sudden gore effects to deliver a twisted take on the stale and anemic haunted house formula. ‐ KPBS.org
Posted Sep 11, 2015
89% A Pigeon Sat on a Branch Reflecting on Existence (2015) The relentless consistency of tone and style without a conventional narrative to latch on to may grow tedious for some. But there are so many wondrous moments to savor in the film. ‐ KPBS.org
Posted Sep 11, 2015
71% Jurassic World (2015) Here's the deal: The dinosaurs still take our breath away but the film does not. ‐ KPBS.org
Posted Sep 11, 2015
75% Avengers: Age of Ultron (2015) Whedon delivers enough fun, action, and engaging team banter that fans will exit pleased but perhaps not giddy with joy. ‐ KPBS.org
Posted Sep 11, 2015
93% Ex Machina (2015) Ex Machina uses state-of-the-art special effects to deliver a smart new take on A.I. ‐ KPBS.org
Posted Sep 11, 2015
97% It Follows (2015) One of the best horror films in years. ‐ KPBS.org
Posted Sep 11, 2015
93% Mission: Impossible Rogue Nation (2015) Your mission, if you choose to accept it, is to go out and have some mindless, escapist fun. ‐ KPBS.org
Posted Sep 11, 2015
98% The Babadook (2014) The Babadook lures you in with the familiar childhood fears about something lurking under your bed but delivers something fresh and even surprising. ‐ KPBS.org
Posted Sep 11, 2015
91% Guardians of the Galaxy (2014) Guardians of the Galaxy is the perfect summer movie, delivering exactly what you want from a comic book adaptation. ‐ KPBS.org
Posted Sep 11, 2015
64% The Visit (2015) The first half of the film works well with the tone emphasizing the humor of the interaction between the generations. ‐ KPBS.org
Posted Sep 10, 2015
33% The Brass Teapot (2013) Juno Temple and Michael Angarano are appealing, and director Ramaa Mosley keeps her dark comedy brightly paced. ‐ KPBS.org
Posted Nov 14, 2014
70% Dark Touch (2013) Dark Touch employs the sensational trappings of a horror film to explore the real world horrors of child abuse. ‐ KPBS.org
Posted Oct 11, 2013
56% Escape From Tomorrow (2013) This is not agitprop. Moore is not promoting a political agenda with Disney as his target. Instead, this is a filmmaker exploring the discrepancy between reality and the fantasy world Disney represents. ‐ KPBS.org
Posted Oct 11, 2013
96% Gravity (2013) Gravity is what cinema at its best should be - an experience that makes you grip the armrests tightly and slide to the edge of your seat as you become completely consumed by the story on the screen. ‐ KPBS.org
Posted Oct 11, 2013
96% I Am Divine (2013) This documentary reminds us of Divine's audacious and unique impact on both film and American culture. It's also a great way to celebrate the talented actor who gave us Divine. ‐ KPBS.org
Posted Sep 27, 2013
99% Short Term 12 (2013) Short Term 12 is graced by an elegant simplicity and honesty that makes it one of the best films of the year. ‐ KPBS.org
Posted Sep 12, 2013
94% Drug War (2013) To's film is solidly directed, and brutal and unflinching in its depiction of the drug world at the center of the story. ‐ KPBS.org
Posted Aug 30, 2013
89% The World's End (2013) But even with its flaws, The World's End serves up a wild plot, a boisterously engaging ensemble, and a sincere exploration of what friendship is. ‐ KPBS.org
Posted Aug 30, 2013
81% Una noche (One Night) (2013) Molloy captures the Cuban spirit of energy, resiliency, resourcefulness, and passion. She does an impressive job of blending an intimate story of friends with a meticulously observed portrait of Havana. ‐ KPBS.org
Posted Aug 30, 2013
92% In a World... (2013) Bell's character may be stressed and a bit awkward but her direction is smooth and confident. ‐ KPBS.org
Posted Aug 16, 2013
5/10 67% Elysium (2013) Copley's scenes (as well as the ones with Finchtner) are the only moments when the film has any fire in its belly and can hold our interest. ‐ KPBS.org
Posted Aug 9, 2013
49% Maniac (2013) Khalfoun gives us an unflinchingly brutal film that places the viewer in the role of accomplice with disturbingly effective results. ‐ KPBS.org
Posted Jul 5, 2013
44% Gut (2012) This is a smart horror film that employs a carefully calibrated and low key style to turn the screws on both the characters and the audience. ‐ KPBS.org
Posted Jun 20, 2013
67% World War Z (2013) So let me be up front and clear -- I read and loved Max Brooks' World War Z, and the film opening this weekend should be renamed Brad Pitt Saves the World. ‐ KPBS.org
Posted Jun 20, 2013
44% The Lords of Salem (2013) Having the adorable Dee Wallace teamed with Judy Geeson and Patricia Quinn as the revived coven of witches was great. If the film had been about them, the film might have been good. ‐ KPBS.org
Posted Apr 20, 2013