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Beth Accomando

Beth Accomando
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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
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
81% 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
67% 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
44% 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 64% 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
61% 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 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
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
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
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 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
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
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
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
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
Read More | 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
Read More | Posted Jun 9, 2012
63% Lymelife (2008) Lymelife captures the look and feel of a very specific era in American life.‐ KPBS.org
Read More | 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
Read More | 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
Read More | 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
Read More | 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
Read More | Posted Apr 16, 2012
No Score Yet 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
Read More | 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
Read More | 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
Read More | 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
Read More | Posted Feb 25, 2012