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Candice Frederick

Candice Frederick
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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
4/5 100% Let It Fall: LA 1982-1992 (2017) Juxtaposing footage of the actual events with the narrative of each of their storytellers, Let It Fall does its part to maintain a sense of urgency around a narrative that still needs to be discussed, interrogated, and accounted for.‐ Reel Talk Online
Read More | Posted Apr 21, 2017
67% Chasing Trane: The John Coltrane Documentary (2017) [The film] offers ripples in Coltrane's legacy, including his heroin addiction, less-than-perfect marriages, and spiritual awakening. But it still feels empty, uncritical, and completely disassociated with today's times.‐ Reel Talk Online
Read More | Posted Apr 14, 2017
94% I Called Him Morgan (2017) Much of these details could be found on Morgan's extensive Wikipedia page, and they don't do much to explain why a movie was essential.‐ Reel Talk Online
Read More | Posted Apr 14, 2017
1-5 stars 85% The Transfiguration (2017) While at times it seems like O'Shea is trying to dismiss the humanity he's simultaneously aiming to uplift, this is an intriguing effort with a great lead performance. ‐ Reel Talk Online
Read More | Posted Apr 4, 2017
1-5 stars 78% Colossal (2017) Writer/director Nacho Vigalondo's film is as intriguing as it is a disaster. (But mostly a disaster)‐ Reel Talk Online
Read More | Posted Apr 3, 2017
1-5 stars 45% Song to Song (2017) Though my low expectations were essentially met, I'm tired of Terrence Malick coasting on mediocrity and it being considered "experimental"‐ Reel Talk Online
Read More | Posted Apr 1, 2017
1-5 stars 95% Paterson (2016) It's 2016 and we're still supposed to be impressed with watching a white guy move through life with quiet, alarmingly minimal, disappointments? No, thank you.‐ Reel Talk Online
Read More | Posted Apr 1, 2017
1-5 stars 85% Rogue One: A Star Wars Story (2016) More proof that diverse casts can actually lead to big box office numbers. ‐ Reel Talk Online
Read More | Posted Apr 1, 2017
1-5 stars 86% Lion (2016) Despite its wavering focus from its fascinating lead to his white supporting actors, this is an inspiring story about one young man's search for identity‐ Reel Talk Online
Read More | Posted Apr 1, 2017
B+ 95% Prevenge (2017) Prevenge, like many horror films, is as divisive as it is thoughtful -- no matter where you stand on it. But I assure you, it is one not to be missed. Especially now.‐ Reel Talk Online
Read More | Posted Mar 30, 2017
D 22% 37 (2016) 37 is disturbing for its reported accuracy surrounding the actual death of Genovese, but Grasten doesn't present an effective narrative. It's a slow burn, leading up to a third act that is muffled and lacks power.‐ Reel Talk Online
Read More | Posted Mar 22, 2017
B+ 88% Christine (2016) It's a haunting reflection on the hopefulness of feminism for the 1970s working woman, which is also uncomfortably effective. And while Christine's death is a part of the conclusion of the narrative, it doesn't define it.‐ Reel Talk Online
Read More | Posted Mar 22, 2017
B+ 98% Moonlight (2016) Through each of their performances, and the rich narrative, Jenkins delivers an authentic, necessary statement of black male self-love.‐ Reel Talk Online
Read More | Posted Mar 22, 2017
A 83% Julieta (2016) Despite its shorter length, the film never feels unfulfilled or abbreviated. Its terrific performances, beautiful narrative, and haunting score... are so immersive that decades of life go by without it ever dragging.‐ Reel Talk Online
Read More | Posted Mar 22, 2017
D 80% Personal Shopper (2017) Despite Stewart's commitment (which really is impressive to see unfold in the middle of a sinking ship), the film is--no irony intended--dead on arrival.‐ Reel Talk Online
Read More | Posted Mar 22, 2017
C 90% Elle (2016) While ELLE relies heavily on the strength of its unlikable woman heroine, its relentless focus on Michèle's suffocating chill factor allows for no breathing room in the narrative--and breaks any connection it could have with the audience.‐ Reel Talk Online
Read More | Posted Mar 22, 2017
B+ 83% Ouija: Origin of Evil (2016) None of those rules apply here. It is literally every man, woman, and child for his- or herself. Which is the refreshing part about this film and, perhaps more importantly, it revives the franchise.‐ Reel Talk Online
Read More | Posted Mar 22, 2017
A 89% Loving (2016) Touching, earnest, and important, LOVING reminds us of the basic human rights we take for granted and how recent it was that they were not an option.‐ Reel Talk Online
Read More | Posted Mar 22, 2017
C+ 96% Manchester by the Sea (2016) Writer/director Kenneth Lonergan's MANCHESTER BY THE SEA made me leave the theater feeling empty... it could easily be filed away as just another white male angst narrative.‐ Reel Talk Online
Read More | Posted Mar 22, 2017
A 99% I Am Not Your Negro (2017) We can always count on the words of one of our most important writers to illuminate our most profound concerns and be an eternal advocate, as this documentary so eloquently reminds us.‐ Reel Talk Online
Read More | Posted Mar 22, 2017
A 93% Queen of Katwe (2016) Oyelowo and Nyong'o's performances temper the film with heart-wrenching emotion. And Mira Nair's touching portrait of Katwe's inspiring young queen with a dream is one to remember.‐ Reel Talk Online
Read More | Posted Mar 22, 2017
B- 100% Southwest of Salem: The Story of the San Antonio Four (2016) Without the sloppy presentation of the confounding facts at the end of the film, it would have been a more impactful film. But what it does succeed at is bringing attention to a case that should never really be forgotten.‐ Reel Talk Online
Read More | Posted Mar 22, 2017
B- 84% Kicks (2016) It's about manhood, growing up in the hood, and the inner struggles you don't see played out on the news... It's not a perfect movie by any means, but I'm interested to see what Tipping does next.‐ Reel Talk Online
Read More | Posted Mar 22, 2017
B- 49% The Belko Experiment (2017) THE BELKO EXPERIMENT isn't the type of horror film that should remain in your mind long after you've watched it, though it's taut, gripping, and certainly frightening at times.‐ Reel Talk Online
Read More | Posted Mar 22, 2017
73% Catfight (2017) Both these actresses deserve better than this.‐ Reel Talk Online
Read More | Posted Mar 22, 2017
C 83% A United Kingdom (2017) I love that [Asante] has found a particular narrative that means something to her... But still, A UNITED KINGDOM is a disappointing effort from a promising director.‐ Reel Talk Online
Read More | Posted Mar 22, 2017
D 6% Rings (2017) Overall, RINGS is sadly disappointing. ‐ Reel Talk Online
Read More | Posted Mar 22, 2017
D 75% Split (2017) It's shot well. Its ominous setting, nestled deep in the pit of a dark, multi-layered, multi-doored complex puts you on edge. But the narrative -- LORD, this narrative -- becomes a steaming hot mess.‐ Reel Talk Online
Read More | Posted Mar 22, 2017
A+ 93% Fences (2016) The performances by each of its six main characters... combined with Washington's gripping direction (inciting a mix of terror, madness, and pity), FENCES is simply extraordinary. It is not to be missed.‐ Reel Talk Online
Read More | Posted Mar 22, 2017
B+ 88% 20th Century Women (2017) We finally have a good film that explores what it looks like to raise a male feminist, particularly during this crucial era. More importantly, we finally have a film that actually cares to do so (shout out to writer/director Mike Mills).‐ Reel Talk Online
Read More | Posted Mar 22, 2017
A 93% Hidden Figures (2017) This drama, which puts black women at its center, is so triumphant, highlighting both the brilliance and lives of three women whose stories have been neglected in history books, and at the same time it elevates the profile of three great actresses.‐ Reel Talk Online
Read More | Posted Mar 22, 2017
C- 41% Office Christmas Party (2016) Maybe it's because of all the depressing news... or ... the holidays and we are in dire need to see something lighthearted and, frankly, stupid right now, but this is temporarily satisfying. I guess that's all we can ask for this moment.‐ Reel Talk Online
Read More | Posted Mar 22, 2017
B- 93% La La Land (2016) Don't get me wrong, LA LA LAND is fun and cutesy, and made me leave the theater with a big, goofy smile on my face. But there's one distinct difference between good movie musicals and great movie musicals.‐ Reel Talk Online
Read More | Posted Mar 22, 2017
B 89% Jackie (2016) A movie that is as brilliant as it is frustrating.‐ Reel Talk Online
Read More | Posted Mar 22, 2017
D+ No Score Yet Custody (2016) I really hate when bad movies happen to good people.‐ Reel Talk Online
Read More | Posted Mar 21, 2017
D 36% A Kind of Murder (2016) [Director Andy Goddard] just doesn't develop a level of intrigue or tension that you'd expect from a narrative that is built on double identities, perceptions, classism, and homicide.‐ Reel Talk Online
Read More | Posted Mar 21, 2017
D+ 50% Holidays (2016) If you don't connect the stories in a smart way (say, having the same actors play different roles in each story, or tying each narrative together with a single theme) or provide a great 10-15 minute story, what's the point?‐ Reel Talk Online
Read More | Posted Mar 21, 2017
B+ 100% Team Foxcatcher (2016) In his directorial debut, Jon Greenhalgh presents a focused account of the events leading up to Dave's death at the hands of millionaire John Du Pont, owner of the exclusive, titular Pennsylvania wrestling facility, Team Foxcatcher.‐ Reel Talk Online
Read More | Posted Mar 21, 2017
F 61% High-Rise (2016) High-Rise is just about the looniest garbage I have seen in a long while.‐ Reel Talk Online
Read More | Posted Mar 21, 2017
C- No Score Yet Keepers of the Game (2016) It's slow-moving and just minimally engaging, even its most emotional scenes.‐ Reel Talk Online
Read More | Posted Mar 21, 2017
B+ 80% The Conjuring 2 (2016) What folks aren't really talking about is how romantic the film is.‐ Reel Talk Online
Read More | Posted Mar 21, 2017
D 57% The Neon Demon (2016) The photograph is stunning. But the story is a hot mess.‐ Reel Talk Online
Read More | Posted Mar 21, 2017
C 47% Free State of Jones (2016) While all the performances are solid, there's too much of a distance from the setting of the story to truly create an immersive experience between the audience and the film.‐ Reel Talk Online
Read More | Posted Mar 21, 2017
C- 70% Café Society (2016) It's uneven, it's empty, and it's redundant.‐ Reel Talk Online
Read More | Posted Mar 21, 2017
C+ 69% The Infiltrator (2016) The Infiltrator is what I like to call a decent Saturday laundry film, something that you can put on, walk away from it and let it run on it's own for about 10 minutes, return to it and not be lost at all. ‐ Reel Talk Online
Read More | Posted Mar 21, 2017
B+ 84% Star Trek Beyond (2016) A fun popcorn movie that highlights the value of teamwork and a good playlist (priceless core values in life).‐ Reel Talk Online
Read More | Posted Mar 21, 2017
C 58% Bad Moms (2016) It has no substance; it doesn't say anything.‐ Reel Talk Online
Read More | Posted Mar 21, 2017
A 93% The Little Prince (2016) We need more movies like this -- for children and adults.‐ Reel Talk Online
Read More | Posted Mar 21, 2017
A- 91% Southside With You (2016) Sumpter and Sawyers have beautifully captured all the smallest details about the larger than life, real-life characters they portray.‐ Reel Talk Online
Read More | Posted Mar 21, 2017
B 35% Equals (2016) Equals boasts] stunning cinematography, futuristic effects, and an impossibly controlled narrative.‐ Reel Talk Online
Read More | Posted Mar 21, 2017