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Beth Accomando

Beth Accomando
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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
79% Brigsby Bear (2017) It displays an originality that definitely makes it stand out.‐ KPBS.org
Read More | Posted Aug 11, 2017
82% 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
75% 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
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
83% 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
71% 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
82% 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
74% 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
45% 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
76% 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
100% 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 78% 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
81% 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
52% 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
88% 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
93% 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
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
Read More | Posted Dec 2, 2016
74% 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
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
Read More | 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
Read More | 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
Read More | Posted Nov 9, 2016
84% Berberian Sound Studio (2013) Director Peter Strickland makes us hear horror in a new way.‐ KPBS.org
Read More | 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
Read More | Posted Oct 14, 2016
84% 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
Read More | Posted Oct 14, 2016
91% Demon (2016) A swift, elegant film about something dark and harrowing resurfacing from the past to cause havoc in the present.‐ KPBS.org
Read More | 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
Read More | Posted Sep 2, 2016
40% Morgan (2016) Morgan is frustrating because it does exhibit some early promise.‐ KPBS.org
Read More | Posted Sep 2, 2016
97% 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
Read More | 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
Read More | 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
Read More | Posted Jul 22, 2016
68% Swiss Army Man (2016) A highly inventive, deliciously refreshing and even poignant film.‐ KPBS.org
Read More | Posted Jul 8, 2016
57% The Neon Demon (2016) A ravishing piece of cinematic seduction.‐ KPBS.org
Read More | Posted Jul 1, 2016
95% 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
Read More | 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
Read More | 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
Read More | 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
Read More | Posted May 20, 2016
76% Baskin (2016) Baskin boasts a darkly seductive visual style and builds tension effectively.‐ KPBS.org
Read More | 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
Read More | Posted May 5, 2016
90% Captain America: Civil War (2016) Highly entertaining.‐ KPBS.org
Read More | 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
Read More | Posted Apr 26, 2016