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Beth Accomando

Beth Accomando
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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
8/10 65%

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
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
Posted Jan 19, 2013
88%

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
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
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
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
Posted Oct 20, 2012
5/10 61%

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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
Posted Sep 2, 2012
41%

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
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
Posted Aug 10, 2012
30%

Total Recall (2012)

"I would suggest that Original Films change their name to Deja Vu Productions. " ‐KPBS.org
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
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
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
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
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
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
Posted Jun 23, 2012
5/10 35%

Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter (2012)

"The result is a film that feels more like the ridiculous Will Smith Wild Wild West and less like Bekmambetov's clever Night Watch." ‐KPBS.org
Posted Jun 21, 2012
72%

Prometheus (2012)

"In a nutshell, the best thing about Prometheus can be summed up in two words: Michael Fassbender. " ‐KPBS.org
Posted Jun 9, 2012
63%

Lymelife (2008)

"Lymelife captures the look and feel of a very specific era in American life." ‐KPBS.org
Posted May 14, 2012
37%

Dark Shadows (2012)

"There really isn't acting to speak of because there is no attempt at character development, just character design. Characters only exist as gags, and cheap gags at that." ‐KPBS.org
Posted May 12, 2012
75%

Sound of My Voice (2012)

"Sound of My Voice is a subtle, low key but smart and provocative work. I am looking forward to what Marling comes up with next since her films always leave you craving more." ‐KPBS.org
Posted May 9, 2012
92%

Marvel's The Avengers (2012)

"Whedon's The Avengers does what the best films of this genre do: create a fantasy world that you accept as totally real. And then provides a kick-ass good time as well." ‐KPBS.org
Posted May 5, 2012
92%

The Cabin in the Woods (2012)

"What follows is what could be described as a clever and wildly fun deconstruction and reassembly of the standard Hollywood horror flick." ‐KPBS.org
Posted Apr 16, 2012
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Nameless Gangster (2012)

"Nameless Gangster does what a number of recent Korean films manage to do so well, mix genre elements with serious social and political realities. This mix makes the films richer in their themes and emotional impact." ‐KPBS.org
Posted Apr 6, 2012
10/10 85%

The Raid: Redemption (2012)

"The Raid: Redemption is crack cocaine for action junkies like myself. It delivers an intense euphoric high that just makes you want to immediately go out and experience it again." ‐KPBS.org
Posted Mar 31, 2012
72%

Let the Bullets Fly (2012)

"The real pleasure is seeing Chow and Jiang square off. Chow mugs for the camera with the same finesse as he handles guns in Woo's films. " ‐KPBS.org
Posted Mar 9, 2012
5/10 25%

Act of Valor (2012)

"So is it great filmmaking? No. Is it effectively and even beautifully shot action with an eye for authentic detail? Yes." ‐KPBS.org
Posted Feb 25, 2012
43%

The Theatre Bizarre (2012)

"The Theatre Bizarre is a delicious horror buffet with some gore-geous treats and gruesome confections. " ‐KPBS.org
Posted Feb 21, 2012
95%

The Secret World of Arrietty (2012)

"There may not be a frenzy of action and fast cuts but each scene has meticulous details about how the borrowers live, how they make use of the things in their environment to survive. " ‐KPBS.org
Posted Feb 21, 2012
72%

The Dead (2011)

"The Dead is not the great zombie film I was hoping for but it does deliver a more grown-up horror film that eschews gimmicky shakycam and CGI to try and tell a real story, and for that I am appreciative." ‐KPBS.org
Posted Jan 21, 2012
94%

Mission: Impossible Ghost Protocol (2011)

"It's a great mix that feeds an action junkie's need for death defying stunts but reminds us how dangerous it all really is so that we remain engaged in the tension of the scene. " ‐KPBS.org
Posted Dec 24, 2011
80%

Young Adult (2011)

"Cody once again reveals herself as a talented writer with a flair for sharp humor and a keen sense of originality." ‐KPBS.org
Posted Dec 16, 2011
82%

The Way (2011)

"The film does make a nice travelogue as Tom walks The Way and takes in the scenery. It's not a badly made film but it does aim for very low hanging sentimental fruit." ‐KPBS.org
Posted Dec 16, 2011
5/10 83%

My Week with Marilyn (2011)

"But where the film does succeed is in giving us an insight into what has always been a baffling film. The Prince and the Showgirl seemed as odd an onscreen pairing as it was off screen. " ‐KPBS.org
Posted Dec 4, 2011
73%

Gainsbourg: A Heroic Life (2011)

"A cartoonist who created a graphic novel about Gainsbourg's life and who has now adapted it to the screen. The result is a film that's as playful as its subject matter although not nearly as provocative or complex." ‐KPBS.org
Posted Nov 18, 2011
71%

OKA! (2011)

"Despite some missteps and awkwardness, Oka! proves compelling and engaging. Currier captures the beauty of the African landscape, and she takes the time to document the Bayaka culture with care and compassion." ‐KPBS.org
Posted Nov 18, 2011
24%

Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn Part 1 (2011)

"It's not even fun bad like the trashy Vampire's Kiss. It's just bland, slow, and boring to those of us not on Team Edward or Team Jacob." ‐KPBS.org
Posted Nov 18, 2011
68%

A Very Harold & Kumar Christmas (2011)

"This latest installment in the pot comedy franchise is not as good as White Castle but still provides enough laughs and raunchiness to keep fans happy." ‐KPBS.org
Posted Nov 4, 2011
75%

Blackthorn (2011)

"With Blackthorn, director Mateo Gil and writer Miguel Barros deliver a solid western that's as simple, straightforward, and unadorned as its title character. " ‐KPBS.org
Posted Oct 14, 2011
35%

The Thing (2011)

"The film is not so much badly made as it is just uninspired and brings nothing new or clever to the table. It's bland and that's pretty deadly for a sci-fi, horror thriller." ‐KPBS.org
Posted Oct 14, 2011
84%

The Ides of March (2011)

"Skip this one and rent The Candidate, which still feels sharper and more contemporary than The Ides of March."" ‐KPBS.org
Posted Oct 7, 2011
30%

The Human Centipede II (Full Sequence) (2011)

"The fact that he designed a pair of films with careful thought as to how the violence and visual storytelling of each would work reveals a dedication to the genre that is too rare today." ‐KPBS.org
Posted Oct 7, 2011
84%

Tucker and Dale vs. Evil (2011)

"This is a horror comedy designed to tickle horror fans who have grown frustrated with the often predictable formula of the genre they love. " ‐KPBS.org
Posted Oct 1, 2011
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