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Beth Accomando

Beth Accomando
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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
50% 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
96% 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
95% 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
91% 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
63% The Cured (2018) David Freyne creates a thoughtful and provocative zombie film. ‐ KPBS.org
Read More | Posted Mar 21, 2018
96% 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
96% 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
81% 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
92% 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
84% 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
77% 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
78% 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
100% Dawson City: Frozen Time (2017) The experience is so rooted in sound and image that words fail to capture its unique allure.‐ KPBS.org
Read More | Posted Jun 16, 2017
84% Megan Leavey (2017) Cowperthwaite's approach is low key so that the heroics of both Leavey and her dog Rex play out as something that was just an everyday part of their job in Iraq and not like some Michael Bay action film.‐ KPBS.org
Read More | Posted Jun 9, 2017
92% Wonder Woman (2017) Jenkins delivers Wonder Woman's origin story and although it's uneven and overlong it finds humor, humanity, and an appealingly old school sense of honor in its title character.‐ KPBS.org
Read More | Posted Jun 2, 2017
67% Alien: Covenant (2017) Not since George Lucas made his Star Wars prequels has a filmmaker revisited a franchise that he created and gone so wrong as Scott now does with his Alien prequels.‐ KPBS.org
Read More | Posted May 12, 2017
83% Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 (2017) Thank you, Mr. Gunn, for starting off our summer movie season on such a high note.‐ KPBS.org
Read More | Posted May 5, 2017
80% Colossal (2017) Vigalondo is definitely a skilled filmmaker, but he seems out of sync in some ways with this bigger budget and lead star. But his cleverness still shines through.‐ KPBS.org
Read More | Posted Apr 14, 2017
75% The Void (2017) The end result is an entertaining horror film with solid acting, impressive special effects and a script that could use more focus and cleverness.‐ KPBS.org
Read More | Posted Apr 13, 2017
44% Ghost in the Shell (2017) The problem with this remake lies in a fundamental difference between what this Japanese anime does and what big budgeted Hollywood pictures need to do.‐ KPBS.org
Read More | Posted Mar 31, 2017
75% Kong: Skull Island (2017) Kong: Skull Island is first and foremost a monster movie, and if you are going just for the monster, then "Skull Island" delivers the goods.‐ KPBS.org
Read More | Posted Mar 10, 2017
98% My Life as a Zucchini (Ma vie de courgette) (2017) Barras' direction keeps the film from being neither sentimental nor heavy-handed as it weaves an exquisite, compassionate tale about overcoming tragedy to find a new sense of family.‐ KPBS.org
Read More | Posted Mar 3, 2017
93% Logan (2017) Mangold gives us a lean, focused story that doesn't involve any convoluted plots about evil global plans. Instead it's an elegiac tale about a man coming to terms with his life.‐ KPBS.org
Read More | Posted Mar 3, 2017
10/10 89% John Wick: Chapter 2 (2017) John Wick: Chapter 2 Raises The Bar On American Action.‐ KPBS.org
Read More | Posted Feb 15, 2017
8/10 80% The Monster (2016) A creature feature is only as good as its monster and Bertino's film delivers on that.‐ KPBS.org
Read More | Posted Feb 15, 2017
82% Mifune: The Last Samurai (2016) What the film does succeed at is reminding us what a genius Mifune was and hopefully it will inspire a new generation to discover him.‐ KPBS.org
Read More | Posted Feb 3, 2017
86% The Autopsy of Jane Doe (2016) The Autopsy of Jane Doe is a smart indie film that knows how to turn its budgetary limitations to its advantage.‐ KPBS.org
Read More | Posted Jan 27, 2017
55% The Ardennes (D'Ardennen) (2017) A dark, gritty tale about violence unchecked.‐ KPBS.org
Read More | Posted Jan 20, 2017
83% Julieta (2016) Julieta is more muted than Almodovar's best work but it boasts stunning performances, a complex narrative structure, and opulent emotions.‐ KPBS.org
Read More | Posted Jan 20, 2017
86% 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
Read More | Posted Jan 6, 2017
94% Fences (2016) It is so refreshing to have a film where the dialogue is rich and full-bodied.‐ KPBS.org
Read More | 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
Read More | 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
Read More | Posted Dec 9, 2016
95% 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
Read More | Posted Dec 2, 2016
73% Nocturnal Animals (2016) It's a gorgeously designed work that hides its savage commentary beneath a glossy veneer.‐ KPBS.org
Read More | Posted Nov 29, 2016