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Beth Accomando

Beth Accomando
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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
88% 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
91% 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
43% Mr. Right (2016) For me, there was too much cute and not enough of Rockwell.‐ KPBS.org
Read More | Posted Apr 14, 2016
50% 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
Read More | Posted Apr 8, 2016
73% Remember (2016) A superb example of Egoyan at his best and most polished.‐ KPBS.org
Read More | Posted Apr 1, 2016
45% 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
Read More | Posted Mar 18, 2016
82% The Wave (Bolgen) (2016) The film delivers on genre thrills and effects but keeps the drama more down to earth.‐ KPBS.org
Read More | 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
Read More | Posted Mar 3, 2016
90% Bone Tomahawk (2015) Wow! What a grueling, richly rewarding and meticulously crafted film.‐ KPBS.org
Read More | 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
Read More | Posted Feb 12, 2016
97% 45 Years (2015) An intelligently crafted film in which the pyrotechnics are all in the performances.‐ KPBS.org
Read More | Posted Jan 29, 2016
80% 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
Read More | 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
Read More | Posted Dec 29, 2015
74% The Hateful Eight (2015) It's the performances and not a resurrected format that make this film worth seeing.‐ KPBS.org
Read More | Posted Dec 29, 2015
73% Youth (2015) Italy's Paolo Sorrentino is one of the most exciting filmmakers around.‐ KPBS.org
Read More | Posted Dec 21, 2015
93% 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
Read More | Posted Dec 16, 2015
96% 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
Read More | 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
Read More | Posted Dec 8, 2015
63% Spectre (2015) It's a solid, serious spy film that still has a playful glint in its eye.‐ KPBS.org
Read More | Posted Dec 7, 2015
86% Experimenter (2015) Director Almereyda is as much an experimenter and illusionist as his subject.‐ KPBS.org
Read More | 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
Read More | 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
Read More | 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
Read More | 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
Read More | Posted Dec 3, 2015
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
Read More | Posted Dec 1, 2015
15% Kill Me Three Times (2015) Kill Me Three Time isn't even worth a single viewing.‐ KPBS.org
Read More | Posted Nov 9, 2015
84% 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
Read More | 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
Read More | Posted Nov 9, 2015
91% The Imitation Game (2014) A genuinely good film about a fascinating true story.‐ KPBS.org
Read More | Posted Nov 9, 2015
67% 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
Read More | 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
Read More | Posted Oct 29, 2015
87% 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
Read More | 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
Read More | 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
Read More | Posted Oct 15, 2015
96% 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
Read More | 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
Read More | 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
Read More | 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
Read More | Posted Oct 2, 2015
96% What We Do In The Shadows (2015) Delightfully satisfying.‐ KPBS.org
Read More | Posted Oct 1, 2015
93% Sicario (2015) Blunt gives such a finely calibrated performance that the emotional clichés can be forgiven.‐ KPBS.org
Read More | 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
Read More | Posted Sep 16, 2015
92% 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
Read More | 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
Read More | Posted Sep 11, 2015
94% Best Of Enemies (2015) Reminds us how thrilling and provocative an intelligent debate can be.‐ KPBS.org
Read More | 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
Read More | 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
Read More | Posted Sep 11, 2015