Cameron Meier

Cameron Meier
Tomatometer-approved critic
Biography:
Cameron Meier is a Florida-based critic whose reviews and articles appear regularly in The Orlando Weekly and on MeierMovies.com. His writing has also been featured in The San Antonio Current, The Detroit Metro Times and the Jacksonville Folio Weekly. Cameron also serves as vice president of Paul Meier Dialect Services and executive editor of the International Dialects of English Archive (IDEA).

Movie Reviews Only

T-Meter Title | Year
4.25/5 98% 63 Up (2019) There can never be an unimportant chapter in the lives of real human beings. For that reason, the new 63 Up demands watching just as much as any of the previous eight. - Orlando Weekly EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 24, 2020
4/5 98% The Guilty (Den skyldige) (2018) Combining Sorry, Wrong Number's radio-drama appeal and Locke's claustrophobic tension, The Guilty might be the best film of [the 2018 Florida Film Festival]. - Orlando Weekly EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 19, 2020
3/5 84% Borg Vs. McEnroe (2018) Like the sport itself, the film is dramatic and beautiful. Tennis has simply never looked better on the big screen thanks to sublime cinematography and a career performance by Shia LaBeouf as McEnroe. - Orlando Weekly EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 19, 2020
2.75/5 71% Back to Burgundy (Ce qui nous lie) (2018) Like wine, [the movie] also requires time and space to breathe, and writer-director Cédric Klapisch certainly gives us more than enough time to indulge. - Orlando Weekly EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 19, 2020
1.75/5 43% The Song of Names (2019) Martin is passionate about finding his adopted brother, but that passion never translates to the screen, as the actors have little chemistry and the time-jumping structure robs the story of its emotional punch. - MeierMovies.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 17, 2020
2.75/5 84% Just Mercy (2020) Just Mercy sometimes seems too pat, too familiar. Unfortunately, we've seen all this before. But that's not so much a fault of the film as a fault of the American justice system, which keeps killing mockingbirds. - MeierMovies.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 15, 2020
2.75/5 91% The Biggest Little Farm (2019) What makes The Biggest Little Farm unusual is it has one hand, or paw, in essay filmmaking, another (unfortunately) in self-promotion and still another in a category akin to Disneynature films. The mix isn't entirely successful, but its joy is infectious. - Orlando Weekly EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 13, 2020
3.5/5 83% Official Secrets (2019) Even if you're one of the few stalwarts who still thinks the Iraq War was worth the agonizingly high toll ..., you will root for [Katharine] Gun because of [Keira] Knightley's astonishing ability to connect to her audience. - Orlando Weekly EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 13, 2020
0.5/5 20% Like a Boss (2020) Like a Boss is the worst thing to happen to the cosmetics industry since skin rashes. - MeierMovies.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 12, 2020
2.25/5 95% Little Women (2019) It's a noble but misguided effort, as the muddled story never congeals. Further, thanks to the frenetic and odd juxtaposition of vignettes, we're robbed of our chance to truly understand the lives of the March sisters. - MeierMovies.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 9, 2020
1.5/5 63% Mary Queen of Scots (2018) Mary, Mary, quite contrary, what does your movie show? Historical inaccuracies, an overstuffed story and a director not in the know. - MeierMovies.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 8, 2020
3.75/5 66% Peterloo (2019) From the thick dialects of northern England, to the period garb, to the poverty-strewn faces of the old women barking half a dozen eggs for a "penny farthing" in the market, Peterloo weaves a rich tapestry. - MeierMovies.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 8, 2020
4.75/5 89% 1917 (2020) The finished product is arguably the greatest single-take illusion in cinema history. And it's also the best movie about the Great War since Lawrence of Arabia in 1962. - Orlando Weekly EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 8, 2020
4.25/5 89% Hereditary (2018) The film successfully invokes true terror that lingers long after the projector flickers dark. - MeierMovies.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 8, 2020
1/5 82% High Life (2019) It's an interesting premise, but the structural flaws and unlikable screenplay put to waste the attractive production design. - MeierMovies.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 7, 2020
3.5/5 97% Pain and Glory (Dolor y gloria) (2019) Banderas ... is consistently good at conveying vulnerability, but he takes it to another level here, delivering a performance that captures the exhaustion and frustration of a full life. - MeierMovies.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 7, 2020
4.25/5 52% Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker (2019) Powerful entertainment on an enormous scale, it's the most emotionally resonant Star Wars movie since Return of the Jedi in 1983. - MeierMovies.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 7, 2020
2.5/5 96% The Irishman (2019) At its heart, it's a unique account of friendship, trust and betrayal between three men. But Scorsese, chasing his mob mania, can't resist involving more characters and vignettes than he can handle. - Orlando Weekly EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 6, 2020
4.25/5 89% The Two Popes (2019) Though cinema more often entertains, it can on rare occasions heal wounds both intellectual and spiritual. The Two Popes falls just short of that accomplishment, but it comes tantalizingly close. - Orlando Weekly EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 6, 2020
3/5 82% The Report (2019) While the result often lacks a naturalistic ebb and flow (perhaps because of Burns' relative inexperience at the helm of a feature), it succeeds thanks to a disturbingly powerful story and yet another wonderful lead performance by Adam Driver. - Orlando Weekly EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 6, 2020
4.25/5 95% Marriage Story (2019) In Margot at the Wedding and The Squid and the Whale, Baumbach explored issues of marriage and divorce. But, until now, he's never created anything this emotionally powerful, so overflowing with humanity. - Orlando Weekly EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 6, 2020
3/5 20% Cats (2019) It's Judi Dench as Old Deuteronomy and Ian McKellen as Gus the Theatre Cat who save the musical from mediocrity. Their voices aren't particularly strong, but their acting is the cat's pajamas. - Orlando Weekly EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 6, 2020
4.25/5 95% A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood (2019) Everyone at the screening I attended sat in quiet, contemplative attention for almost all of Hanks' equally quiet, contemplative performance. - Orlando Weekly EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 6, 2020
3.25/5 72% The Aeronauts (2019) One of the most exhilarating and emotionally rewarding adventure films of the year, The Aeronauts is to 19th-century ballooning what Ford v Ferrari is to 1960s auto racing. - Orlando Weekly EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 5, 2019
3.75/5 97% Knives Out (2019) In an industry that often dumbs you down, Knives Out raises your IQ. - Orlando Weekly EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 27, 2019
4/5 92% Ford v Ferrari (2019) [A] rare, high-octane blend of art and entertainment. - Orlando Weekly EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 13, 2019
4/5 80% Jojo Rabbit (2019) The film is wonderfully weird and irresistibly askew, punctuated by hilarity, tragedy and even anachronistic music. - Orlando Weekly EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 6, 2019
1.5/5 91% The Lighthouse (2019) Adrift on a cinematic sea? I pray Robert Eggers' Lighthouse doesn't become your beacon. You'll be dashed to death on the rocks of pretension. - Orlando Weekly EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 23, 2019
2.25/5 26% Gemini Man (2019) Gemini Man falls just short of expectations not because of a failure of science, but thanks to mediocre use of old-fashioned elements: writing, acting and directorial sensibility. - Orlando Weekly EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 9, 2019
4.5/5 69% Joker (2019) A movie that is destined to become a defining moment of the comic-book genre. And that's no joke. - Orlando Weekly EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 3, 2019
4.5/5 84% Ad Astra (2019) Arguably the best film of 2019 so far. - Orlando Weekly EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 18, 2019
3/5 84% Downton Abbey (2019) A charming, if contrived, extra narrative chapter that will please most loyalists but mean little to viewers unfamiliar with the upstairs-downstairs world of the Crawley family and those who serve them. - Orlando Weekly EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 18, 2019
1.5/5 96% The Peanut Butter Falcon (2019) Falcon morphs from a charming, funny parable about overcoming one's disabilities to a large helping of southern-fried ridiculousness. - Orlando Weekly EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 21, 2019
2.75/5 61% Brian Banks (2019) Has little cinematic flair, a heavy-handed score, a saccharine under-taste and even some cringeworthy dialogue, but is effective for the simplest reason: You care about the main character. - Orlando Weekly EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 7, 2019
3.75/5 53% The Lion King (2019) Just when it starts to feel too familiar, the eye-popping animation saves the day. - Orlando Weekly EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 17, 2019
1/5 42% Stuber (2019) How does one star sound? - Orlando Weekly EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 10, 2019
3.25/5 63% Yesterday (2019) Yesterday is a competent realization of a brilliant concept, but it could have been more. - Orlando Weekly EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 26, 2019
4.5/5 97% Toy Story 4 (2019) I don't know what you're going to do after you see the movie, but this 46-year-old plans to return home, take his toys out of the closet and treat them to some long-overdue playtime. - Orlando Weekly EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 19, 2019
2.5/5 61% Trial by Fire (2019) Zwick's film certainly makes sense. What it doesn't make, regrettably, is an aesthetic impact. - Orlando Weekly EDIT
Read More | Posted May 15, 2019
1/5 60% Greta (2019) In the title role, Isabelle Huppert is miscast, mediocre and never in the least bit scary. - Orlando Weekly EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 27, 2019
1.5/5 61% Alita: Battle Angel (2019) Too underdeveloped, derivative and poorly scripted for adults, and too violent and adult-oriented for children. - Orlando Weekly EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 13, 2019
3.25/5 62% Velvet Buzzsaw (2019) Velvet Buzzsaw is a refreshingly offbeat and irresistibly quirky comedy, with a dash of drama and a heap of horror. - Orlando Weekly EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 4, 2019
1.75/5 92% Cold War (Zimna wojna) (2018) A cold, passionless, underwritten tale of a relationship wrecked by circumstance. - Orlando Weekly EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 30, 2019
4/5 93% Stan & Ollie (2019) Featuring uncannily transportive performances by Steve Coogan as Laurel and John C. Reilly as Hardy, Stan & Ollie is one of the most magical films of the last year. - Orlando Weekly EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 23, 2019
2.75/5 37% Glass (2019) Glass glints just enough for a drink. - Orlando Weekly EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 16, 2019
3.25/5 35% Welcome to Marwen (2018) Admittedly, a couple of plot points either go unresolved or fall flat, but the story itself is emotionally powerful. - Orlando Weekly EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 2, 2019
3.25/5 73% On the Basis of Sex (2019) Though the film, unlike its subject, is neither exceptional nor surprising, this juror is returning a thumbs-up verdict. - Orlando Weekly EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 2, 2019
4/5 82% Ben is Back (2018) A powerful, personal tale of a young man in the throes of addiction, with only his mom to help him. - Orlando Weekly EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 19, 2018
4.5/5 96% Roma (2018) Roma is one of the year's best movies. - Orlando Weekly EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 12, 2018
3.5/5 93% The Favourite (2018) Lanthimos' production is one of the most beautiful and intriguing of the year - though it's unlikely to be your favorite. - Orlando Weekly EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 5, 2018