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Betty Jo Tucker

Betty Jo Tucker
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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
96% Roma (2018) Filmed in glorious black and white, 'Roma' is another Alfonso Cuarón cinematic masterpiece. ‐ ReelTalk Movie Reviews
Read More | Posted Dec 10, 2018
81% Dumplin' (2018) 'DUMPLIN' delivers an important message and also ends up being a must-see for Dolly Parton fans and for people who love films about beauty pageants. ‐ ReelTalk Movie Reviews
Read More | Posted Dec 6, 2018
81% At Eternity's Gate (2018) Because of Willem Dafoe's revelatory performance and Benoit Delhomme's excellent cinematography, we seem to see things through Vincent Van Gogh's eyes. ‐ ReelTalk Movie Reviews
Read More | Posted Nov 27, 2018
59% The Front Runner (2018) Everything about this riveting drama feels real to me. However, it opens old wounds regarding a political mess that's not something I like to remember.‐ ReelTalk Movie Reviews
Read More | Posted Nov 18, 2018
63% Outlaw King (2018) While 'Outlaw King" includes impressive cinematography and excellent performances, it seems difficult to follow. Also, it's less than exciting, despite all the action and bloodshed on screen. ‐ ReelTalk Movie Reviews
Read More | Posted Nov 11, 2018
69% Dead Man (1995) Dead Man ranks as an unusual creative effort from writer/director Jarmusch (Mystery Train). But it's certainly not for everyone. I recommend it only for avid fans of Jarmusch and Depp. ‐ ReelTalk Movie Reviews
Read More | Posted Nov 8, 2018
91% They'll Love Me When I'm Dead (2018) Fans of the great Orson Welles who are curious about why he never finished his last film should not miss director Morgan Neville's revealing documentary. ‐ ReelTalk Movie Reviews
Read More | Posted Nov 4, 2018
37% Viper Club (2018) Sarandon's impressive performance as a dedicated ER nurse whose son is missing ends up being another notch on her way to becoming the 'mother of all film moms.'" ‐ ReelTalk Movie Reviews
Read More | Posted Oct 31, 2018
100% Restoring Tomorrow (2018) Powerful and inspiring, this remarkable documentary about restoration of a beautiful temple is truly something special. ‐ ReelTalk Movie Reviews
Read More | Posted Oct 23, 2018
No Score Yet The Storyteller (2018) This irresistible movie simply enchanted me from beginning to end!‐ ReelTalk Movie Reviews
Read More | Posted Oct 20, 2018
89% The Kindergarten Teacher (2018) Maggie Gyllenhaal and Parker Sevak's interactions come across seamlessly here. It's fascinating to watch them together, regardless of how questionable the situations become.‐ ReelTalk Movie Reviews
Read More | Posted Oct 15, 2018
94% Private Life (2018) Fine actors Kathryn Hahn and Paul Giamatti draw us into their characters' world of infertility suffering and hold us hostage throughout the film's entire running time. ‐ ReelTalk Movie Reviews
Read More | Posted Oct 8, 2018
99% Won't You Be My Neighbor? (2018) 'Won't You Be My Neighbor?' is not just a movie. It's a profound spiritual experience. ‐ ReelTalk Movie Reviews
Read More | Posted Sep 30, 2018
33% Little Women (2018) Filmmaker Clare Niederpruem brings the March sisters to the 21st Century, and they are just as fascinating as ever. ‐ ReelTalk Movie Reviews
Read More | Posted Sep 27, 2018
73% The Children Act (2018) As the judge, Emma Thompson soars. However, several things about this drama annoyed me enough to take me out of the film, and I always hate it when that happens. ‐ ReelTalk Movie Reviews
Read More | Posted Sep 20, 2018
67% Prodigy (2018) Filled with exquisite suspense, 'Prodigy' earns a place on my list of favorite contemporary thrillers. ‐ ReelTalk Movie Reviews
Read More | Posted Sep 13, 2018
No Score Yet A Wizard's Tale (Here Comes the Grump) (2018) This colorful animated film might not work for many adults, but most youngsters should be entertained by all the action, whimsical creatures, and fantasy/reality jumps.‐ ReelTalk Movie Reviews
Read More | Posted Sep 10, 2018
48% Cold Skin (2018) 'Cold Skin' is not for faint of heart. But it's pure cinematic art.‐ ReelTalk Movie Reviews
Read More | Posted Sep 10, 2018
96% To All the Boys I've Loved Before (2018) Incurable romantics of all ages should enjoy this heartwarming teenage rom-com. ‐ ReelTalk Movie Reviews
Read More | Posted Aug 24, 2018
81% The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society (2018) History, mystery and romance come together like a fine dance in this superb period drama. ‐ ReelTalk Movie Reviews
Read More | Posted Aug 18, 2018
75% Songwriter (2018) This documentary does a great job showing creativity in motion. The home video format actually works ! It turns the viewer into a fly on the wall during songwriting sessions. ‐ ReelTalk Movie Reviews
Read More | Posted Aug 17, 2018
49% Like Father (2018) It's fun watching this estranged daughter and father begin to know each other again through crazy cruise activities, especially karaoke.‐ ReelTalk Movie Reviews
Read More | Posted Aug 4, 2018
80% Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again (2018) Full of love and life and song, 'Mamma Mia 2' is a great movie musical -- one that emphasizes friendship, family and fun. ‐ ReelTalk Movie Reviews
Read More | Posted Jul 22, 2018
100% Jim Gaffigan: Noble Ape (2018) Refreshing to see a show like this. It's one I'm glad I did not miss. So thankful for the laughs galore. But now I'm left wanting lots more! ‐ ReelTalk Movie Reviews
Read More | Posted Jul 12, 2018
33% The Catcher Was A Spy (2018) Based on true facts, the film seems real. Many folks never heard this tale. So it is new - not a bit stale.‐ ReelTalk Movie Reviews
Read More | Posted Jul 1, 2018
100% Lust Stories (2018) Four women shine in four short flicks. Each one reveals desires and picks. Acting and directing? First rate. You might enjoy it with your mate. ‐ ReelTalk Movie Reviews
Read More | Posted Jun 25, 2018
94% Sunday's Illness (La enfermedad del domingo) (2018) 'Sunday's Illness' takes us through pain and love and loss. What do we gain? A masterpiece up on the screen that's mesmerizing in each scene.‐ ReelTalk Movie Reviews
Read More | Posted Jun 18, 2018
40% Mary Shelley (2018) Romance, imagination, misery, love of writing, and feminism combine in this intriguing biopic starring Elle Fanning, who gives the performance of her career in the title role.‐ ReelTalk Movie Reviews
Read More | Posted Jun 13, 2018
100% Paddington 2 (2018) Happiness is a film like this! It's a movie you should not miss.‐ ReelTalk Movie Reviews
Read More | Posted Jun 3, 2018
0% Future World (2018) 'Mad Max' it's not, yet tries to be. But it lacks creativity -- and quirky costumes like that film. Instead, it's all so very grim.‐ ReelTalk Movie Reviews
Read More | Posted May 31, 2018
0% Dark Crimes (2018) This dreary thriller is a real downer. But Jim Carrey proves again that he can do drama as well as comedy. ‐ ReelTalk Movie Reviews
Read More | Posted May 22, 2018
0% The Con Is On (2018) None of the film's fine actors make us laugh while watching this misguided comedy, but Uma Thurman oozes so much glamour she holds our interest in all of her scenes. ‐ ReelTalk Movie Reviews
Read More | Posted May 16, 2018
25% The Humanity Bureau (2018) Bleak future films like this are done too much. And this is not one of Nicolas Cage's best performances. ‐ ReelTalk Movie Reviews
Read More | Posted May 16, 2018
41% Backstabbing for Beginners (2018) Theo James, whose voice is quite engaging and easy on the ears, also narrates 'BFB,' which helps us follow this complicated fictionalized version of Michael Soussan's compelling memoir.‐ ReelTalk Movie Reviews
Read More | Posted May 3, 2018
68% Wildling (2018) This horror film and fantasy made my heart pound ferociously. ‐ ReelTalk Movie Reviews
Read More | Posted Apr 26, 2018
17% Dear Dictator (2018) The film's premise seems loaded with comic possibilities, but silly scenes overwhelm the story. Plus, Michael Caine is dreadfully miscast. ‐ ReelTalk Movie Reviews
Read More | Posted Mar 24, 2018
60% Benji (2018) Too bad there's no Oscar for Best Animal Performance of the Year. Benji would win hands -- er paws -- down.‐ ReelTalk Movie Reviews
Read More | Posted Mar 16, 2018
100% Dance Academy: The Comeback (2018) Xenia Goodwin projects an ethereal quality when she dances -- and even in other scenes -- so I was drawn to her character. I also love the sensitive way romance is integrated into this endearing dance film.‐ ReelTalk Movie Reviews
Read More | Posted Mar 13, 2018
17% The Outsider (2018) Jared Leto delivers a chillingly hypnotic performance that keeps us guessing what his character will do next.‐ ReelTalk Movie Reviews
Read More | Posted Mar 13, 2018
86% Midnighters (2018) I think the casting is perfect...[the Ramsays] work together well. I think we will be hearing more from this filmmaking pair in the future.‐ ReelTalk Movie Reviews
Read More | Posted Mar 6, 2018
32% Irreplaceable You (2018) Gugu Mbatha-Raw and Michiel Huisman tug fiercely at our heartstrings with their charming portrayals of two people who fell in love as they grew up together and now face the terminal illness of Mbatha-Raw's character. ‐ ReelTalk Movie Reviews
Read More | Posted Feb 22, 2018
64% A Futile and Stupid Gesture (2017) Although depicting the founding of National Lampoon as well as the making of 'Animal House' and 'Caddyshack,' two movie comedies now beloved by fans throughout the world, this film seems jumbled and hard to follow.‐ ReelTalk Movie Reviews
Read More | Posted Feb 22, 2018
60% Counterfeiters (2018) Frame by frame, 'Counterfeiters' is a riveting movie. Filmmaker Bryce Hirschberg, who also plays the lead role, gives it all his heart and soul.‐ ReelTalk Movie Reviews
Read More | Posted Feb 7, 2018
71% Hostiles (2018) Rosamund Pike gives her best performance ever playing a character who changes from an extremely frightened victim to one of the strongest women I've seen on screen during the past decade. ‐ ReelTalk Movie Reviews
Read More | Posted Jan 26, 2018
65% The Polka King (2017) Although disappointed with 'The Polka King," I appreciate the way the film depicts how Jan Lewan's positive attitude influenced people who unwisely invested their money with him.‐ ReelTalk Movie Reviews
Read More | Posted Jan 18, 2018
88% The Post (2018) As someone who lived through this crisis while it played out in reality, I am surprised at how suspenseful 'The Post' was for me to watch.‐ ReelTalk Movie Reviews
Read More | Posted Jan 12, 2018
91% The Disaster Artist (2017) James Franco -- as we've never seen him before -- steals the show playing Tommy Wiseau in 'The Disaster Artist,' based on a true story.‐ ReelTalk Movie Reviews
Read More | Posted Dec 9, 2017
92% The Shape of Water (2017) A fantasy thriller for the ages!‐ ReelTalk Movie Reviews
Read More | Posted Dec 2, 2017
80% The Man Who Invented Christmas (2017) Dan Stevens oozes energy and purpose as Charles Dickens in this creative offering about the writing of an iconic Christmas story. ‐ ReelTalk Movie Reviews
Read More | Posted Nov 21, 2017
100% Mickey's Christmas Carol (1983) A great way to introduce A Christmas Carol to the little ones.‐ Reel Talk Online
Read More | Posted Nov 13, 2017