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Beth Accomando

Beth Accomando
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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
71% Jurassic World (2015) Here's the deal: The dinosaurs still take our breath away but the film does not.‐ KPBS.org
Read More | 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
Read More | Posted Sep 11, 2015
92% Ex Machina (2015) Ex Machina uses state-of-the-art special effects to deliver a smart new take on A.I.‐ KPBS.org
Read More | Posted Sep 11, 2015
96% It Follows (2015) One of the best horror films in years.‐ KPBS.org
Read More | 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
Read More | 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
Read More | 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
Read More | Posted Sep 11, 2015
65% 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
Read More | 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
Read More | 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
Read More | 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
Read More | 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
Read More | 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
Read More | 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
Read More | 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
Read More | 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
Read More | Posted Aug 30, 2013
82% 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
Read More | 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
Read More | 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
Read More | 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
Read More | 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
Read More | Posted Jun 20, 2013
66% 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
Read More | Posted Jun 20, 2013
45% 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
Read More | Posted Apr 20, 2013
9/10 65% Antiviral (2013) Originality is a rare commodity in art, so when something fresh and unexpected comes my way, it's cause for celebration. Brandon Cronenberg's Antiviral is cause for celebration. ‐ KPBS.org
Read More | Posted Apr 20, 2013
62% Evil Dead (2013) Evil Deadis a good old-fashioned gorefest that maintains a sense of fun, tension, and the all important "ew" factor.‐ KPBS.org
Read More | Posted Apr 4, 2013
60% John Dies at the End (2013) John Dies at the End should carry a drug label warning: caution consumption of this film may induce hallucinations, impair your ability to see the world as you once did, and cause outbursts of uncontrollable laughter.‐ KPBS.org
Read More | Posted Feb 15, 2013
14% A Good Day To Die Hard (2013) The Moore is less approach announced itself early in an excruciatingly uninventive car chase and then reaffirmed itself with a supreme lack of humor that permeated almost every scene.‐ KPBS.org
Read More | Posted Feb 15, 2013
8/10 64% Mama (2013) Mama is not a gross out horror film and it's not trying to terrorize you. But it does deliver an elegantly creepy ghost tale that might subtly insinuate itself into your nightmares.‐ KPBS.org
Read More | Posted Jan 19, 2013
5/10 60% The Last Stand (2013) The Last Stand is a respectable American debut for Kim Je-Woon but I hope he doesn't get sucked into the Hollywood mill. He's far too good a filmmaker to make strictly formula films.‐ KPBS.org
Read More | Posted Jan 19, 2013
87% Django Unchained (2012) I hope Django Unchained will be appreciated for being a complex film delivered under the guise of simple pop entertainment. ‐ KPBS.org
Read More | Posted Dec 31, 2012
64% The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey (2012) There are so few directors who can convincingly create a fantasy world that I applaud Jackson for continuing to make Middle Earth a travel destination we still love to visit -- even if the journey is becoming less direct.‐ KPBS.org
Read More | Posted Dec 14, 2012
9/10 93% Skyfall (2012) So Skyfall may not be the film you are expecting from the franchise but it's a film that will prove more satisfying with each viewing.‐ KPBS.org
Read More | Posted Nov 9, 2012
100% Masquerade (2012) Director Choo Chang-min delivers a familiar tale with elegant skill and assurance. He proves that if you have a good story, there's no need to gild the lily. ‐ KPBS.org
Read More | Posted Oct 20, 2012
5/10 62% Tai Chi Zero (2012) And although disappointed by this first part of the trilogy, there was enough to hold my interest to make me at least willing to give part 2 a chance.‐ KPBS.org
Read More | Posted Oct 19, 2012
82% Seven Psychopaths (2012) I would pay to see this film again if only to hear Walken utter that pivotal "no" at the end of the film.‐ KPBS.org
Read More | Posted Oct 15, 2012
14% Grave Encounters 2 (2012) Grave Encounters 2 disappoints because it cops out to so many current horror clichés and can't seem to come up with anything fresh or original. ‐ KPBS.org
Read More | Posted Oct 13, 2012
18% Smiley (2012) It's nice to see that Gallagher may be trying to tap into something that will talk specifically to his generation but at the same time he's not willing to cop out to all the current horror trends in making his film. ‐ KPBS.org
Read More | Posted Oct 13, 2012
63% Sinister (2012) Sinister does falter but it does so early on and finishes strong so that you leave the theater with the best bits fresh in your mind and the disappointing ones starting to fade. ‐ KPBS.org
Read More | Posted Oct 12, 2012
100% Flamenco, Flamenco (2010) For Flamenco, Flamenco he kicks up the style and visual luster to deliver a film that is so vivid that it stands out in bold relief in ways digital 3D can never compete.‐ KPBS.org
Read More | Posted Oct 5, 2012
87% Frankenweenie (2012) Frankenweenie is like catnip for old school horror fans, we get a whiff of homage and pick up the scent of all the horror references and we go crazy with delight. ‐ KPBS.org
Read More | Posted Oct 5, 2012
79% Hara-Kiri: Death of a Samurai (2012) Hara-Kiri: Death of a Samurai is another solid rather than flamboyant film from Japan's master of extreme Takashi Miike. ‐ KPBS.org
Read More | Posted Sep 2, 2012
40% The Possession (2012) Bornedal can't find anything to make his story unique. It could have been the dybbuk box but whatever potential for originality lay in that detail has been exorcised out.‐ KPBS.org
Read More | Posted Sep 2, 2012
97% Ai Weiwei: Never Sorry (2012) His willingness to speak out despite severe consequences is inspiring, and his recent silence speaks almost as loudly as his work in calling attention to China's repressive tactics. ‐ KPBS.org
Read More | Posted Aug 10, 2012
30% Total Recall (2012) I would suggest that Original Films change their name to Deja Vu Productions. ‐ KPBS.org
Read More | Posted Aug 4, 2012
80% Pink Flamingos (1972) But what made Waters unique was the joyous quality of his work, the wicked delight he took in trashy obscenity. ‐ KPBS.org
Read More | Posted Jul 28, 2012
87% The Dark Knight Rises (2012) In The Dark Knight Rises, one character talks about revenge and a slow knife that is patient for satisfaction. That describes Nolan as well. ‐ KPBS.org
Read More | Posted Jul 19, 2012
86% Beasts of the Southern Wild (2012) Trying to describe Beasts of the Southern Wild seems fruitless, like trying to describe the quality of moonlight -- suffice it to say that it's lovely to behold and somehow magical. ‐ KPBS.org
Read More | Posted Jul 17, 2012
67% Ted (2012) Ted is raunchy and funny as you might expect but it's also surprisingly sweet natured. Quite a fun and satisfying first feature from MacFarlane.‐ KPBS.org
Read More | Posted Jul 3, 2012
6/10 72% The Amazing Spider-Man (2012) The Amazing Spider-Man reminds me a lot of Let Me In (the American remake of the exquisite Swedish vampire film Let the Right One In) -- neither one's a bad movie yet both are rather unnecessary.‐ KPBS.org
Read More | Posted Jul 3, 2012
78% Brave (2012) Macdonald is a delight to listen to. She is completely engaging and creates a character that's passionate, determined, and smart but also occasionally selfish and short-sighted. ‐ KPBS.org
Read More | Posted Jun 23, 2012