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Beth Accomando

Beth Accomando
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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
68% The Happy Prince (2018) Everett excels in the role and proves to be an effective writer and director who knows his subject well and knows how he wants to portray Wilde's final years.‐ KPBS.org
Read More | Posted Oct 25, 2018
79% Halloween (2018) Green's film doesn't innovate in any way but he pays a nice homage to the original film with some fun casting and visual references. ‐ KPBS.org
Read More | Posted Oct 18, 2018
73% Bad Times at the El Royale (2018) I'll give Goddard props for having ambitious goals and occasionally delivering scenes that play out with an artful flair. But the end result is something not very satisfying.‐ KPBS.org
Read More | Posted Oct 12, 2018
96% The Hate U Give (2018) What The Hate U Give succeeds in doing is conveying a point of view clearly and with the calculated goal of trying to inspire a sense of action and personal responsibility. ‐ KPBS.org
Read More | Posted Oct 12, 2018
95% Mr. Smith Goes to Washington (1939) It's Capra's genuine sense of hope that buoys the film and leaves the audience invigorated to go out and fight a good fight no matter what the odds.‐ KPBS.org
Read More | Posted Oct 12, 2018
90% A Star Is Born (2018) We don't get genuine character development or insight into the industry or kitschy fun.‐ KPBS.org
Read More | Posted Oct 11, 2018
97% I Am Not a Witch (2018) Nyoni's ability to craft such a multi-layered film and complex film is simply spellbinding.‐ KPBS.org
Read More | Posted Sep 28, 2018
64% Lizzie (2018) There are interesting elements in the film and Sevigny's acting anchors the film with a compelling portrait. But the film as a whole never builds any real dramatic tension. ‐ KPBS.org
Read More | Posted Sep 27, 2018
58% White Boy Rick (2018) [I[ feel a bit concerned about how the film doesn't reflect the bigger picture of reality here in the U.S.‐ KPBS.org
Read More | Posted Sep 14, 2018
68% Summer of '84 (2018) Delivers a sense of nostalgia as it spins a tale that mixes equal parts comedy and real-world horror. A small film like this is such an artistic pleasure and a refreshing relief from the empty-headed, big-budget fare.‐ KPBS.org
Read More | Posted Aug 17, 2018
23% Mile 22 (2018) I wish they had a punching bag outside the theater because when I left the press screening of Mile 22 I wanted to hit something.‐ KPBS.org
Read More | Posted Aug 17, 2018
45% The Meg (2018) How can you mess up Jason Statham versus a giant shark? Seriously, how? By giving it too much plot and pretending you're making a real movie.‐ KPBS.org
Read More | Posted Aug 14, 2018
65% A Midsummer Night's Dream (2018) [Director Casey Wilder] Mott's "A Midsummer's Night Dream" does not put Shakespeare on a pedestal... but rather pulls him down to join the ribald fun as mistaken identities, rebellious youth, unrequited love and fairy spells.‐ KPBS.org
Read More | Posted Aug 14, 2018
95% BlacKkKlansman (2018) Go see "BlacKkKlansman" because you'll get a smartly entertaining mainstream film that also packs a provocative commentary on America past and present.‐ KPBS.org
Read More | Posted Aug 14, 2018
90% The Other Side of Everything (Druga strana svega) (2017) Serves up a compelling and provocative look at modern Serbia and allows American audiences some insight into a country they may not be that familiar with.‐ KPBS.org
Read More | Posted Aug 10, 2018
97% Mission: Impossible - Fallout (2018) Plot is irrelevant here, and made overly complicated, but what carries it is great fight choreography, chases and pacing and a ridiculous sense of fun. ‐ KPBS.org
Read More | Posted Aug 3, 2018
65% Ideal Home (2018) The film succeeds because Rudd and Coogan work so well together as a bickering couple that learns to grow up just a bit in the presence of their young ward.‐ KPBS.org
Read More | Posted Jun 29, 2018
88% Ant-Man and the Wasp (2018) This focus on family and extended family gives Ant-Man and The Wasp a little more heart than most superhero films.‐ KPBS.org
Read More | Posted Jun 29, 2018
47% How to Talk to Girls at Parties (2018) "How To Talk To Girls"...serves up a fun, occasionally touching film that shows Mitchell has style to burn and a compassionate sensibility.‐ KPBS.org
Read More | Posted Jun 20, 2018
83% Deadpool 2 (2018) [Deadpool 2] seems more relaxed and comfortable in the way it both skewers the superhero formula and then completely succumbs to it. Then has no trouble pointing out what a sellout it is.‐ KPBS.org
Read More | Posted May 23, 2018
94% RBG (2018) Filmmakers Cohen and West provide a broad overview of Bader Ginsberg's life and work but without any real insights or passion. Fortunately, the film's subject is more than capable of holding our attention.‐ KPBS.org
Read More | Posted May 11, 2018
70% Wildling (2018) A clever reimagining of werewolf lore using a present-day setting and female twist.‐ KPBS.org
Read More | Posted May 4, 2018
84% Avengers: Infinity War (2018) Clocking in at more than two-and-a-half hours, Infinity War never drags. Having multiple characters and storylines to cut back and forth between helps build a sense of pace.‐ KPBS.org
Read More | Posted Apr 27, 2018
52% Rampage (2018) Rampage is by no means great filmmaking, but it does tap into the kaiju-inspired source of the video game to deliver what the 12-year-old in me loves: crazy big monsters destroying everything in their path.‐ KPBS.org
Read More | Posted Apr 19, 2018
95% Foxtrot (2018) On one level it is bleak and full of despair and on another, it pulses with magic realism and a sardonic humor that is critical of the state of affairs in Israel today.‐ KPBS.org
Read More | Posted Apr 12, 2018
95% A Quiet Place (2018) And for a film where sound is so important to the lives of the characters, Krasinski doesn't really pay all that much heed to the sound design of his film. ‐ KPBS.org
Read More | Posted Apr 12, 2018
97% Tehran Taboo (2018) "Tehran Taboo" is enlightening and engaging. It manages to be both tragic and wryly funny as it explores social, cultural and political issues of modern Iran.‐ KPBS.org
Read More | Posted Apr 12, 2018
100% The Blood Is at the Doorstep (2017) [Erik] Ljung's willingness to let the film breath, to let those gunshots play out in real time, and to hold on interviewees for a few moments after they have stopped talking gives the film a sense of reflection amidst all the heated emotions.‐ KPBS.org
Read More | Posted Apr 3, 2018
89% Isle of Dogs (2018) I have to confess I am enamored with the animation style of Isle of Dogs that I almost don't care about anything else because it completely transports me to another world. ‐ KPBS.org
Read More | Posted Mar 30, 2018
67% The Cured (2018) David Freyne creates a thoughtful and provocative zombie film. ‐ KPBS.org
Read More | Posted Mar 21, 2018
95% Bombshell: The Hedy Lamarr Story (2017) [Alexandra] Dean doesn't break new ground in terms of the documentary format but she proves to be a dogged researcher who uncovers some great archived material about Lamarr. ‐ KPBS.org
Read More | Posted Mar 2, 2018
97% Black Panther (2018) Black Panther is the superhero film we need now, one that mixes entertainment with social awareness. It serves up a powerful but flawed hero, a villain we sympathize with and strong female characters. ‐ KPBS.org
Read More | Posted Feb 22, 2018
80% The Party (2018) Wicked fun and a provocative look at what feels like modern human foibles.‐ KPBS.org
Read More | Posted Feb 22, 2018
91% Phantom Thread (2018) If this is Day-Lewis' last film (and I hope it is not) then it sums up his career in a sweetly satisfying and intimate way.‐ KPBS.org
Read More | Posted Jan 19, 2018
100% Haunters: The Art of the Scare (2017) Haunters: The Art of the Scare is the perfect film for those of us who want Halloween to last all year long... and to those of you who cannot understand that, it may give you some insight into why some of us love to scare others and be scared ourselves.‐ KPBS.org
Read More | Posted Jan 12, 2018
99% Faces Places (Visages, villages) (2017) Faces Places ... is an absolutely charming and delightful documentary but it also has something to say about how we choose to live our lives.‐ KPBS.org
Read More | Posted Jan 12, 2018
82% Molly's Game (2018) Molly's Game proves that Sorkin knows how to bring a book to energetic life on the big screen. His trademark sharp dialogue is on display as well as his savvy sense of craft. ‐ KPBS.org
Read More | Posted Jan 5, 2018
91% Star Wars: The Last Jedi (2017) ... if all you want to know is can you go in expecting a good film, the answer is yes. A resounding yes!‐ KPBS.org
Read More | Posted Dec 15, 2017
91% The Shape of Water (2017) ... the film is simply stunning to behold.‐ KPBS.org
Read More | Posted Dec 8, 2017
40% Justice League (2017) ... a decided improvement over the previous two outings. But that's not saying much.‐ KPBS.org
Read More | Posted Nov 17, 2017
81% Tom of Finland (2017) ... filmmaker Dome Karukoski employs a paint-by-numbers approach that fails to mine the material for all its richness.‐ KPBS.org
Read More | Posted Nov 3, 2017
87% Blade Runner 2049 (2017) "Blade Runner 2049"... is a film to savor and mull over.‐ KPBS.org
Read More | Posted Oct 5, 2017
66% Victoria & Abdul (2017) What the film really needs to succeed is to make Abdul as three dimensional as Victoria, to give him as much screen time and development as she receives.‐ KPBS.org
Read More | Posted Oct 2, 2017
52% Kingsman: The Golden Circle (2017) I appreciate that the film immediately announces its intent to top the original in terms of ridiculousness and unreal action. Audiences can't complain that what follows is not what they were prepared for.‐ KPBS.org
Read More | Posted Sep 22, 2017
69% mother! (2017) It is rare these days to find an American film that surprises you and that does not announce its intent from its opening frame. I love the fact that at no point did I know where Aronofsky was taking me and that I could not predict what was to come.‐ KPBS.org
Read More | Posted Sep 15, 2017
81% Brigsby Bear (2017) It displays an originality that definitely makes it stand out.‐ KPBS.org
Read More | Posted Aug 11, 2017
83% Detroit (2017) The film leaves you with a deep sense of outrage that justice was never served and that on a certain level, little has changed in 50 years.‐ KPBS.org
Read More | Posted Aug 4, 2017
78% Atomic Blonde (2017) Atomic Blonde has flaws but in the end it still delivers a great fix for action junkies and inspires hope that even a woman in her 40s can be the lead in an action movie.‐ KPBS.org
Read More | Posted Jul 28, 2017
79% The Beguiled (2017) The Beguiled is a clever remake that proves if you have a vision for reimagining a film you can deliver something effective.‐ KPBS.org
Read More | Posted Jul 14, 2017
93% War for the Planet of the Apes (2017) Any flaws found in War for the Planet of the Apes are offset by Serkis' Caesar. He anchors the film with a humanity and genuine emotion that is all too rare in films with no CGI characters.‐ KPBS.org
Read More | Posted Jul 14, 2017