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Blake Howard
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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
3/5 86% Pete's Dragon (2016) Perhaps it's me, but given the choice between living with Wes 'weird kid from "American Beauty"' Bentley and Bryce 'Jurassic Woe' Dallas Howard and a dragon; I chose the dragon. ‐ Graffiti With Punctuation
Posted Jan 13, 2017
3.5/5 53% The Dressmaker (2016) "The Dressmaker" wraps a pig pen of a town and its porky inhabitants in silk. It tackles the feeling of being cursed by your confines and the toxicity of small town gossip mongering; with beauty, death, romance and hilarity. ‐ Graffiti With Punctuation
Posted Jan 13, 2017
4/5 61% Snowden (2016) "Snowden" is a film that should frighten us, but instead it seems to garner shrugs of "yeah man, it sucks." ‐ Graffiti With Punctuation
Posted Jan 13, 2017
4.5/5 85% Sully (2016) "Sully" is completely engrossing. ‐ Graffiti With Punctuation
Posted Jan 13, 2017
3/5 43% The Girl on the Train (2016) At times in the film, the subjects are so deplorable and callous in the face of the tragic disappearance that you're not sure how much you can endure. Endure, ride it all stations; one way only. ‐ Graffiti With Punctuation
Posted Jan 5, 2017
3/5 73% Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them (2016) Like the first chapter of any story, it has the burden of making you want to come back; and not just for the desperate satisfaction of knowing what's next ‐ Graffiti With Punctuation
Posted Jan 5, 2017
3.5/5 72% The Birth of a Nation (2016) Birth of a Nation wants to reinforce while the historically displaced and disenfranchised have hate tattooed on their very bones. Black voices telling black stories is essential. ‐ Graffiti With Punctuation
Posted Dec 31, 2016
3/5 85% Rogue One: A Star Wars Story (2016) For a sublime third act, Rogue One is a resounding success. For the perversity of slavish desire for performers to be as interchangeable as video game characters, this Star Wars dude does not abide. ‐ Graffiti With Punctuation
Posted Dec 31, 2016
3.5/5 57% Money Monster (2016) Director Jodie Foster carves Money Monster from the cloth of films like Network and Running Man, that forewarn the collective bloodlust of viewers mutating into this must watch 'Gladiator TV.' ‐ Graffiti With Punctuation
Posted Dec 15, 2016
3.5/5 66% Nerve (2016) Nerve is a movie that's right on time. ‐ Graffiti With Punctuation
Posted Dec 15, 2016
3.5/5 88% Jackie (2016) Jackie's power is in the sticky quality of the moments of pure cinematic composition. Those images, moments and chords in the score flicker in your memory long after the viewing. ‐ Graffiti With Punctuation
Posted Dec 15, 2016
4/5 94% Arrival (2016) Arrival is about the awakening and ensuing trauma discovering that we're not alone in the universe. ‐ Graffiti With Punctuation
Posted Dec 15, 2016
3/5 70% Café Society (2016) If #instagram was making a filter for nostalgia; they'd take their cues from Cafe Society. ‐ Graffiti With Punctuation
Posted Nov 17, 2016
3.5/5 72% Nocturnal Animals (2016) Like war photography, Ford wants to find the beauty in darkness. ‐ Graffiti With Punctuation
Posted Nov 17, 2016
2/5 37% Jack Reacher: Never Go Back (2016) The quality drop between Jack Reacher and Never Go Back might make it a worse sequel than Mission: Impossible II. ‐ Graffiti With Punctuation
Posted Nov 2, 2016
3/5 90% Doctor Strange (2016) "Doctor Strange" is fine, but it's as transient and unmemorable as a dream. ‐ Dark Horizons
Posted Nov 2, 2016
3/5 78% The Shallows (2016) The Shallows (apart from an ending that nearly makes the entire film sh*t the bed) is a hair-raising, beautifully executed and performed thriller ... ‐ Graffiti With Punctuation
Posted Nov 2, 2016
3.5/5 98% Hell or High Water (2016) Hell or High Water is about the fight or flight instincts at the epicentre of the disintegration of American society. Mackenzie and Sheridan and their players dance with that relative morality gracefully. ‐ Graffiti With Punctuation
Posted Oct 6, 2016
4/5 89% A Bigger Splash (2016) A Bigger Splash is a sensual thrill ride of temptation as four people map out where they are now and who they thought they'd be. ‐ Graffiti With Punctuation
Posted Sep 28, 2016
3/5 63% The Magnificent Seven (2016) The Magnificent Seven is better than the film that it's remaking in many ways; but when you're talking about how it stands up with the original source material of Seven Samurai, it's already been eclipsed by the incredible 13 Assassins. ‐ Graffiti With Punctuation
Posted Sep 28, 2016
2/5 39% Jane Got a Gun (2016) Jane Got A Gun has the promise of a strong female leading Western; the by the numbers end result doesn't even barely eclipse the central trio's last time on screen. ‐ Graffiti With Punctuation
Posted Sep 8, 2016
4/5 77% Sea of Love (1989) Sea of Love is unrestrained and completely hypnotic... ‐ Graffiti With Punctuation
Posted Sep 8, 2016
57% The Neon Demon (2016) What is it to be consumed? What is to be 'natural'? What power does beauty wield? Whatever the question NWR crafts a sensual and scary metamorphosis, with the elusive power of folk tale. ‐ Graffiti With Punctuation
Posted Sep 8, 2016
4/5 93% Lo and Behold, Reveries of the Connected World (2016) Herzog has poetry in his approach; in his interactions with participants, even down to his perspective that never fails to be able to take the interview subjects to places that are unexpected. ‐ Graffiti With Punctuation
Posted Sep 8, 2016
2/5 43% Kickboxer: Vengeance (2016) Kickboxer: Vengeance is a glossy update of the original Kickboxer; but gloss doesn't mean better. Give me a more realistically formidable bad guy and a drunken JVCD bar fight any day of the week. ‐ Graffiti With Punctuation
Posted Sep 8, 2016
2/5 76% Keanu (2016) Keanu is much like the ravenous cat loving Internet audience that one assumes is going to eat this up. Once it's done, if it wasn't in your iTunes rental receipts you may forget it altogether. ‐ Graffiti With Punctuation
Posted Aug 17, 2016
4.5/5 96% Sing Street (2016) Sing Street has the hair of the 80s, but a timeless heart. ‐ Graffiti With Punctuation
Posted Aug 17, 2016
4/5 86% Everybody Wants Some!! (2016) Everybody Wants Some, like Dazed and Confused, feels like having old friends over, listening to records & reminiscing. ‐ Graffiti With Punctuation
Posted Aug 10, 2016
4/5 90% Green Room (2016) Saulnier an essential filmmaker to follow. ‐ Graffiti With Punctuation
Posted Aug 10, 2016
4.5/5 83% Sausage Party (2016) Imagine that the Pixar writers room dosed themselves with psychedelic drugs and went to their local supermarket to quench their munchies; the result is the perverse hilarity of Sausage Party. ‐ Graffiti With Punctuation
Posted Aug 10, 2016
4/5 95% Eye In The Sky (2016) Eye in the Sky is a taught, thrilling tale of war time morality told with sophistication ... ‐ Graffiti With Punctuation
Posted Aug 3, 2016
3.5/5 98% Love & Friendship (2016) Whit Stillman said that his primary filmic influence for Love & Friendship was the Steve Martin and Michael Caine slice of genius Dirty Rotten Scoundrels. Scoundrels would be proud to see the result of his love and friendship. ‐ Graffiti With Punctuation
Posted Aug 3, 2016
2/5 26% Suicide Squad (2016) Suicide Squad is one long stuttering introduction with fugitive glimpses of the film's potential. ‐ Graffiti With Punctuation
Posted Aug 3, 2016
3/5 50% Batman: The Killing Joke (2016) Batman: The Killing Joke is like Two-Face's coin; a pristine perfect adaptation on the one side and on the other, according to a large portion of people who viewed the film, a defilement of Batgirl and Barbara Gordon. ‐ Graffiti With Punctuation
Posted Jul 27, 2016
67% Personal Shopper (2017) Personal Shopper is a film with the power to beguile and send you into a rage. ‐ Graffiti With Punctuation
Posted Jul 27, 2016
3.5/5 84% Star Trek Beyond (2016) Beyond is totally engrossing. Travelling along at warp speed, and thanks to writers Simon Pegg and Doug Jung, Beyond is the funniest, and most poignant entry into the rebooted timeline. ‐ Graffiti With Punctuation
Posted Jul 27, 2016
3/5 56% Jason Bourne (2016) Bringing the Bourne band back together with director Paul Greengrass, Matt Damon and some great session players in Tommy Lee Jones, Alicia Vikander and Vincent Cassel is great; but it feels like déjà vu ‐ Graffiti With Punctuation
Posted Jul 27, 2016
4/5 69% Swiss Army Man (2016) It's really not since Spike Jonze's Her that I've seen a film that so profoundly gets loneliness, longing and love. ‐ Graffiti With Punctuation
Posted Jul 14, 2016
3.5/5 73% Ghostbusters (2016) Ghostbusters is a riot. ‐ Graffiti With Punctuation
Posted Jul 12, 2016
3.5/5 92% The Nice Guys (2016) This sordid 1970's fast-talking detective noir is the perfect sandbox for filmmaker Shane Black. ‐ Graffiti With Punctuation
Posted Jul 10, 2016
4/5 97% Aquarius (2016) There are other people in this film, but they basically have the sound turned down. Aquarius is Clara. Clara is Braga. Braga is magnificent. ‐ Graffiti With Punctuation
Posted Jul 7, 2016
2.5/5 36% The Legend of Tarzan (2016) The Legend of Tarzan is unexpectedly entertaining; but I'd go back to Africa again in person before revisiting. ‐ Graffiti With Punctuation
Posted Jul 6, 2016
5/5 98% Mustang (2015) Mustang is astonishing; staying with you long after viewing. ‐ Graffiti With Punctuation
Posted Jun 30, 2016
3.5/5 31% Independence Day: Resurgence (2016) Stop that philosophical analysis. Kick. Alien. Ass. ‐ Graffiti With Punctuation
Posted Jun 30, 2016
3/5 No Score Yet The Endless River (2015) The Endless River's runtime outlives its pathos. ‐ Graffiti With Punctuation
Posted Jun 22, 2016
1/5 10% Dirty Grandpa (2016) No matter how many brief yucks you get out of Plaza's sledge hammer advances or De Niro attempting the kind of fast talking sex talk; you feel desperation. ‐ Graffiti With Punctuation
Posted Jun 21, 2016
2/5 89% Blood Father (2016) There are flashes of pathos in this by the numbers, borderlands "careless actions by stupid daughter brings tough old bastard of a dad out of retirement" Blood Father, but they appear rarely. ‐ Graffiti With Punctuation
Posted Jun 21, 2016
4/5 61% Down Under (2016) Somehow a dark comedy about the Cronulla Riots, despite one's knee jerk rejection to that premise, is precisely what the Australian cinematic landscape needs. ‐ Graffiti With Punctuation
Posted Jun 21, 2016
4.5/5 96% Paterson (2016) Beneath this unassuming exterior is a beautiful tale of living a fulfilling existence. ‐ Graffiti With Punctuation
Posted Jun 16, 2016
5/5 83% Goldstone (2016) Goldstone is unforgettable. ‐ Graffiti With Punctuation
Posted Jun 16, 2016