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Candice Frederick

Candice Frederick
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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
36% Kidnap (2017) [Kidnap] is wild, unbelievable, yet a ridiculously fun watch.‐ Hello Beautiful
Read More | Posted Aug 9, 2017
96% Step (2017) What's so inspiring about Step is its emphasis on the power of black sisterhood, especially in times of turmoil.‐ Hello Beautiful
Read More | Posted Aug 9, 2017
86% The Incredible Jessica James (2017) Sadly, The Incredible Jessica James is only isn't up to par with the tremendous talent of the former Daily Show correspondent, who still brings her keen observational comedy and wit to this Netflix romantic comedy only to have it wasted.‐ Reel Talk Online
Read More | Posted Jul 27, 2017
C- 73% Landline (2017) Landline is at times endearing, funny, and crushing, but it is instantly forgettable.‐ Reel Talk Online
Read More | Posted Jul 20, 2017
4/5 93% War for the Planet of the Apes (2017) All in all, War for the Planet of the Apes is as heart-wrenching as it is disappointing at times, with still some of the best performances we've seen from non-human characters in a long while.‐ Reel Talk Online
Read More | Posted Jul 14, 2017
1-5 stars 94% Baby Driver (2017) So fun, oddly romantic, and revitalizes the film soundtrack‐ Reel Talk Online
Read More | Posted Jun 28, 2017
D+ 79% The Beguiled (2017) [Starring Nicole Kidman, Kirsten Dunst, and Elle Fanning,] The Beguiled has the potential to become a captivating narrative, but the characters are drawn in such a boring and uninspired way that they only become interesting once a man enters their lives.‐ Reel Talk Online
Read More | Posted Jun 23, 2017
A 86% Okja (2017) Beautifully shot and wonderfully acted, Okja is a story about love, resistance, bullies, and how we treat the most defenseless on the planet.‐ Reel Talk Online
Read More | Posted Jun 23, 2017
1-5 stars 98% The Big Sick (2017) Kumail Nanjiani co-writes and stars in a refreshing movie that recasts what the romantic male lead looks like‐ Reel Talk Online
Read More | Posted Jun 19, 2017
B- 54% 47 Meters Down (2017) 47 Meters Down is a cheap summer thriller with a bite, B-movie fare that's heavy on empty calories but engrossing enough to consume as a one-time only guilty pleasure.‐ Reel Talk Online
Read More | Posted Jun 16, 2017
1/5 76% Beatriz at Dinner (2017) For the sake of avoiding spoilers, I won't tell you how the movie ended. But it is as frustrating to watch as, well, most other scene in the movie.‐ Reel Talk Online
Read More | Posted Jun 8, 2017
3/5 35% Snatched (2017) Yes, Snatched has some genuinely funny moments throughout, especially in the first 30 minutes... And there are a few touching mother-daughter moments. But the problems in this movie should not be ignored.‐ Reel Talk Online
Read More | Posted May 11, 2017
71% Alien: Covenant (2017) For what it's worth, Ridley Scott's latest is a genuine thrill ride, with legit jump scares. But the narrative could have used a lot of work...and character development.‐ Reel Talk Online
Read More | Posted May 8, 2017
1-5 stars 94% Neruda (2016) Breathtaking cinematography, but focusing the narrative from Garcia'a character's point of view would have been far more compelling.‐ Reel Talk Online
Read More | Posted May 5, 2017
3/5 86% Whitney: Can I Be Me (2017) The film remains a crushing profile of one of the world's most beloved stars, even if much of it relies on her darkest moments.‐ Reel Talk Online
Read More | Posted May 3, 2017
4/5 100% The Death and Life of Marsha P. Johnson (2017) [It's] is a celebration of a leader whose importance is finally being recognized through a wider lens. But it's also a rallying cry, a call for all of us to acknowledge, appreciate, and amplify the message of LGBT equality and liberation.‐ Reel Talk Online
Read More | Posted May 3, 2017
2/5 0% Psychopaths (2017) So, if you're looking for a fun, meaningless throwback thriller, definitely give PSYCHOPATHS a whirl. Otherwise, you might want to stay away entirely.‐ Reel Talk Online
Read More | Posted May 3, 2017
3/5 83% Super Dark Times (2017) SUPER DARK TIMES can certainly be commended for its scarily accurate portrayal of young white male angst, its solid performances, and deceptive setting but I still have trouble reconciling with what it's ultimately trying to say.‐ Reel Talk Online
Read More | Posted May 3, 2017
1/5 71% Manifesto (2017) The second feature from writer/director Julian Rosefeldt, MANIFESTO is annoyingly narcissistic, even in its cleaver-sharp critique of society.‐ Reel Talk Online
Read More | Posted May 3, 2017
3/5 83% Clive Davis: The Soundtrack of Our Lives (2017) Although CLIVE DAVIS: THE SOUNDTRACK OF OUR LIVES is deliberate in its depiction of Davis, and surely won't satisfy folks looking for something more exploitative... it does hold true to its title reflecting music that defined generations and defied time.‐ Reel Talk Online
Read More | Posted May 3, 2017
4/5 90% Hounds of Love (2017) Each of the performances are solid, including Susie Porter who plays Vicki's mother. But it is Booth who steals the movie. As seductive as she is cripplingly anxious, she is absolutely mesmerizing to watch.‐ Reel Talk Online
Read More | Posted May 3, 2017
4/5 86% LA 92 (2017) While many documentarians feel the need to match images of past events with people and events that are happening right now... They don't need to. We already know.‐ Reel Talk Online
Read More | Posted May 3, 2017
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
68% 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
95% 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 80% 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 43% 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 96% 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 85% 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+ 82% 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 98% 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- 53% 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 7% Rings (2017) Overall, RINGS is sadly disappointing. ‐ Reel Talk Online
Read More | Posted Mar 22, 2017
D 74% 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