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Betty Jo Tucker

Betty Jo Tucker
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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
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
64% 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
50% 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
35% 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
29% 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
43% 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
69% 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
19% 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
89% 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
63% 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
72% 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
60% 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
87% 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
29% Hello Again (2017) Ten vignettes deal with love and lust. But most of them end up a bust. Still, Audra is a real standout. Her moon song bit deserves a shout! ‐ ReelTalk Movie Reviews
Read More | Posted Nov 11, 2017
88% Joan Didion: The Center Will Not Hold (2017) A nephew and his famous aunt take us on an intriguing journey through the remarkable life and work of an iconic American writer. ‐ ReelTalk Movie Reviews
Read More | Posted Nov 1, 2017
89% Our Souls at Night (2017) 'Our Souls at Night' - a sweet movie. Fonda and Redford work for me. They play their roles with style and grace in this romance not rushed for pace.‐ ReelTalk Movie Reviews
Read More | Posted Oct 13, 2017
91% Gerald's Game (2017) Watching Carla Gugino's character try to survive a terrifying situation may be exhausting for some viewers, but Gugino's extraordinary acting is their reward. ‐ ReelTalk Movie Reviews
Read More | Posted Oct 8, 2017
100% Strong Island (2017) One of the most poignant and intimate documentaries I've ever seen. This compelling personal story also takes on institutional racism and the justice system in a way that can't be ignored. ‐ ReelTalk Movie Reviews
Read More | Posted Sep 24, 2017
71% Viceroy's House (2017) Directed with great care by Gurinda Chadha, this splendid motion picture should be shown in all World History classes. ‐ ReelTalk Movie Reviews
Read More | Posted Sep 15, 2017
90% Little Evil (2017) 'Little Evil' combines comedy and horror in a clever offering with plenty of chuckles and scary sights for fans of both genres.‐ ReelTalk Movie Reviews
Read More | Posted Sep 5, 2017
40% Death Note (2017) The first half promises so much -- but last half loses the right touch. Scary in parts, I must admit. So some horror fans might like it. ‐ ReelTalk Movie Reviews
Read More | Posted Aug 29, 2017
59% What Happened to Monday (2017) A thought-provoking sci-fi action thriller starring Noomi Rapace, who delivers a splendid performance bringing seven sisters to life on screen. Brava! ‐ ReelTalk Movie Reviews
Read More | Posted Aug 23, 2017
93% Icarus (2017) Bryan Fogel's revealing documentary plays almost like a spy thriller. And what a fascinating real-life character shows up to hold our interest!‐ ReelTalk Movie Reviews
Read More | Posted Aug 18, 2017
33% Message from the King (2016) Chadwick Boseman reveals impressive star power in this suspenseful action thriller. ‐ ReelTalk Movie Reviews
Read More | Posted Aug 11, 2017
47% Brave New Jersey (2017) 'Brave New Jersey' is so much fun. You'll chuckle lots before it's done. It's based on facts about a prank that we have Orson Welles to thank. ‐ ReelTalk Movie Reviews
Read More | Posted Aug 1, 2017
68% To the Bone (2017) I applaud everyone connected with 'To the Bone' for their courage in bringing attention to eating disorders in such a powerful way. But be prepared: this is not a film that's easy to watch. ‐ ReelTalk Movie Reviews
Read More | Posted Jul 16, 2017
86% Okja (2017) Outrageous as the 'Okja' plot may seem, it deals with important issues and makes us think-- not simply enjoy. It ends up being a movie that matters. ‐ ReelTalk Movie Reviews
Read More | Posted Jul 3, 2017
18% Once Upon a Time in Venice (2017) I still can't stop smiling and thinking about the unusual and entertaining performances of Bruce Willis, John Goodman and Jason Momoa in 'Once Upon a Time in Venice.'‐ ReelTalk Movie Reviews
Read More | Posted Jun 20, 2017
92% Wonder Woman (2017) For Wonder Woman girls can cheer without feeling a hint of fear. And guys can also shout'Hooray' when Wonder Woman saves the day! ‐ ReelTalk Movie Reviews
Read More | Posted Jun 10, 2017
44% Black Butterfly (2017) 'Black Butterfly' offers thrills and nerve-wracking excitement as well as strong performances by its excellent co-stars.‐ ReelTalk Movie Reviews
Read More | Posted May 30, 2017
58% Urban Hymn (2017) Be sure to stay to see the artistic staging of the movie's final musical number. It ends up being a wonderful scene to remember, despite the heartache that comes before. ‐ ReelTalk Movie Reviews
Read More | Posted May 19, 2017
97% Burden (2017) 'Burden' gave me my first exposure to Chris Burden's artistic accomplishments. While shocked by some of his disturbing early work, I am now a fan of his incredible art installations. ‐ ReelTalk Movie Reviews
Read More | Posted May 9, 2017