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Bill Clark

Bill Clark
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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
A 94% Whiplash (2014) Sharp, powerful, and engaging from the first frame on, Whiplash is as intense and satisfying as any movie in years.‐ FromTheBalcony
Read More | Posted Dec 16, 2014
A- 95% Nightcrawler (2014) Headlined by career best work from Jake Gyllenhaal, Nightcrawler is one of the darker and craftier thrillers to come along in quite awhile.‐ FromTheBalcony
Read More | Posted Dec 11, 2014
B 96% Citizenfour (2014) Dry yet fascinating, and always carrying an air of hushed immediacy, Citizenfour nicely documents a revelatory piece of recent history.‐ FromTheBalcony
Read More | Posted Dec 10, 2014
A 92% The Grand Budapest Hotel (2014) A joy and sight to behold from beginning to end, The Grand Budapest Hotel is pure filmmaking delight. It's one of 2014's best.‐ FromTheBalcony
Read More | Posted Dec 8, 2014
B 74% Inherent Vice (2015) Seedy, drug-fueled, and absent any type of sense we're used to in film, Inherent Vice is a film destined to divide any audience that watches it.‐ FromTheBalcony
Read More | Posted Dec 4, 2014
B+ 90% Wild (2014) Wild doesn't trek over new ground, but its stream-of-consciousness narrative style and an Oscar-worthy turn from Reese Witherspoon make it worth a look.‐ FromTheBalcony
Read More | Posted Dec 2, 2014
B 72% American Sniper (2015) American Sniper is at its freshest and most insightful when examining the physical and mental effects warfare takes on a soldier.‐ FromTheBalcony
Read More | Posted Nov 28, 2014
A 98% The Babadook (2014) Thick with atmosphere and rife with foreboding happenings, The Babadook is one of the best horror films so far this decade.‐ FromTheBalcony
Read More | Posted Nov 26, 2014
B+ 79% The Theory of Everything (2014) In The Theory of Everything, director James Marsh has crafted an emotional, affectionate tribute to Stephen Hawking, love, and life itself.‐ FromTheBalcony
Read More | Posted Nov 25, 2014
B 75% The Boxtrolls (2014) The Boxtrolls is a weird, completely original experience recommended for fans of this morbid animation sub-genre.‐ FromTheBalcony
Read More | Posted Nov 25, 2014
B 89% Happy Valley (2014) As an account of the events that shook Penn State to its core in 2011, Happy Valley is complete and very level-headed - but not especially revelatory.‐ FromTheBalcony
Read More | Posted Nov 23, 2014
A- 91% The Great Invisible (2014) The Great Invisible is a stirring, sad, and well-made account of a catastrophe that will be haunting us for decades, whether we believe it or not.‐ FromTheBalcony
Read More | Posted Nov 20, 2014
A 93% Force Majeure (2014) Force Majeure is a challenging, character-driven slow burn and one of 2014's best films.‐ FromTheBalcony
Read More | Posted Nov 18, 2014
C 75% Happy Christmas (2014) Happy Christmas is watchable throughout, but to say it's worth the journey is another matter.‐ FromTheBalcony
Read More | Posted Nov 17, 2014
B- 29% Dumb and Dumber To (2014) Dumb and Dumber To contains enough laughs, clever references to the original film, and two all-in performances from Jim Carrey and Jeff Daniels.‐ FromTheBalcony
Read More | Posted Nov 14, 2014
B 71% Interstellar (2014) Interstellar is a unique, sometimes enthralling, often thoughtful piece of filmmaking from one of our best directors.‐ FromTheBalcony
Read More | Posted Nov 5, 2014
66% Dumb and Dumber (1994) From the puns to the slapstick to the toilet, Dumb and Dumber is performed at such a high level that it transcends many of its influences.‐ FromTheBalcony
Read More | Posted Nov 4, 2014
B 86% Chef (2014) Chef is far from groundbreaking or even original, but it is the kind of well-made comfort food that we don't get often enough at the movies.‐ FromTheBalcony
Read More | Posted Nov 3, 2014
A 91% Birdman (2014) Birdman is a true original; a work of technical wizardry, virtuoso acting, and compelling storytelling unlike anything we've seen before.‐ FromTheBalcony
Read More | Posted Oct 30, 2014
B+ 85% John Wick (2014) While at times repetitive, John Wick builds up plenty of goodwill with its lean, no-nonsense story and some highly-impressive action set pieces.‐ FromTheBalcony
Read More | Posted Oct 24, 2014
B+ 91% Dear White People (2014) Dear White People stares race relations right in the face with a combination of biting satire, understated anger, and a whole lot of thoughtfulness.‐ FromTheBalcony
Read More | Posted Oct 24, 2014
C 88% Gone Girl (2014) It's just unfortunate that it falls prey to gradually making each character a little bit dumber to progress the narrative.‐ FromTheBalcony
Read More | Posted Oct 15, 2014
C- 23% Dracula Untold (2014) A reheated mishmash of ideas that is decent when neck-deep in violence and cringe-worthy when fumbling its way through endless exposition.‐ FromTheBalcony
Read More | Posted Oct 10, 2014
B 82% Ivory Tower (2014) Ivory Tower is a competent, slickly-produced documentary that takes a hard look at the cost and perceived benefits of higher education in the United States.‐ FromTheBalcony
Read More | Posted Aug 26, 2014
F 24% The Other Woman (2014) It is a grotesque, shrill, never-ending effort that always finds a way to sink a little lower just when you're positive there's no way it can.‐ FromTheBalcony
Read More | Posted Aug 25, 2014
B 36% If I Stay (2014) It has a handful of eye-rolling moments, but they're few and far between thanks to Moretz's presence, a refreshing teen romance, and understated drama that works.‐ FromTheBalcony
Read More | Posted Aug 20, 2014
B 32% The Expendables 3 (2014) The Expendables 3 delivers despite some narrative speed bumps, questionable acting from the rookies, and iffy visual effects.‐ FromTheBalcony
Read More | Posted Aug 15, 2014
B 22% Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (2014) It's nearly impossible to gauge what constitutes a "good" Turtles film, but this one delivers the requisite thrills, visual effects, and humor as well as one can reasonably ask for.‐ FromTheBalcony
Read More | Posted Aug 7, 2014
B+ 91% Guardians of the Galaxy (2014) Guardians of the Galaxy breathes new life into an otherwise stale story thanks to a great script and Gunn's crafty direction.‐ FromTheBalcony
Read More | Posted Aug 1, 2014
C- 23% Need For Speed (2014) Need for Speed provides some excitement for its target demographic while proving to be an overlong slog for everyone else.‐ FromTheBalcony
Read More | Posted Jul 30, 2014
B 67% Lucy (2014) This is one bonkers movie, filled with enough sci-fi concepts for an entire series and just enough grisly action to get by during its sub-ninety minute runtime.‐ FromTheBalcony
Read More | Posted Jul 25, 2014
A 72% True Lies (1994) Writer/director James Cameron has made his fair share of groundbreaking, great movies, but pound for pound True Lies is his most flat-out entertaining.‐ FromTheBalcony
Read More | Posted Jul 15, 2014
A 97% Life Itself (2014) Life Itself is a glorious celebration of Ebert and everything he accomplished throughout his life. It's tough at times, but always fair.‐ FromTheBalcony
Read More | Posted Jul 10, 2014
A 93% Speed (1994) It's easy to poke fun at some of the more far-fetched scenes and, at times, cheesy dialogue, but this is still one hell of an action movie.‐ FromTheBalcony
Read More | Posted Jul 10, 2014
B 86% Willow Creek (2014) Willow Creek is an unexpectedly restrained and atmospherically effective slow burn.‐ FromTheBalcony
Read More | Posted Jul 3, 2014
F 23% Tammy (2014) It's a sad, angry excuse for a comedy that contains exactly one chuckle and infinitely more cringing.‐ FromTheBalcony
Read More | Posted Jul 1, 2014
C- 84% 22 Jump Street (2014) Just because you know you're a lame retread doesn't mean you're not a lame retread.‐ FromTheBalcony
Read More | Posted Jun 13, 2014
A- 91% Live Die Repeat: Edge of Tomorrow (2014) Finally, a summer movie. Edge of Tomorrow is an engaging and exciting sci-fi film that has a lot of fun with its premise.‐ FromTheBalcony
Read More | Posted Jun 6, 2014
C- 3% I, Frankenstein (2014) I, Frankenstein leaves itself open to be franchised, but the chances of that happening are equal to Eckhart putting this film at the top of his resume.‐ FromTheBalcony
Read More | Posted Jun 3, 2014
B+ 33% A Million Ways to Die in the West (2014) MacFarlane knows his audience and A Million Ways to Die in the West is one of the funniest films of the year - provided you're a member of his audience.‐ FromTheBalcony
Read More | Posted May 30, 2014
C- 19% Ride Along (2014) Director Tim Story puts a competent visual polish on Ride Along, but it's simply not funny or action-packed enough to warrant a recommendation.‐ FromTheBalcony
Read More | Posted May 28, 2014
C- 14% Blended (2014) Adam Sandler, reigning king of the Filmed Vacation, is back for another luxurious trip short on belly laughs and long on gooey sentimentality and familiar slapstick.‐ FromTheBalcony
Read More | Posted May 22, 2014
D 74% Godzilla (2014) Key components missing: a point, a sense of awe, serviceable acting, and fun.‐ FromTheBalcony
Read More | Posted May 16, 2014
B+ 73% Neighbors (2014) Neighbors is the funniest film of 2014 to this point.‐ FromTheBalcony
Read More | Posted May 9, 2014
B- 60% Draft Day (2014) Draft Day is a passable sports drama for those interested in the behind-the-scenes hi-jinks of the title event. For everyone else, there's not much to see.‐ FromTheBalcony
Read More | Posted Apr 11, 2014
D 20% Sabotage (2014) You know fun? Think the exact opposite of that and you'll be in the right mindset for Sabotage.‐ FromTheBalcony
Read More | Posted Mar 27, 2014
C- 43% 300: Rise of an Empire (2014) It piles on the beheadings, throat slashings, and impalements to near-unprecedented levels. No sign of brains, however.‐ FromTheBalcony
Read More | Posted Mar 7, 2014
C+ 60% Non-Stop (2014) Non-Stop features such a brilliant set-up that you spend most of the film wondering if it can pay it off. The answer is no.‐ FromTheBalcony
Read More | Posted Feb 28, 2014
B- 27% Pompeii (2014) Pompeii may have razor-thin characters and the least-convincing romance of the past few years, but one thing it is not is boring.‐ FromTheBalcony
Read More | Posted Feb 21, 2014
C- 49% RoboCop (2014) A generic, factory-sealed action film that is actually more interesting before Alex Murphy makes his transformation to RoboCop.‐ FromTheBalcony
Read More | Posted Feb 12, 2014