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Carrie Rickey

Carrie Rickey

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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
86% Maggie's Plan (2016) "Miller films the comedy in long shots and moments of recognition in close-ups, a strategy that gives her film both rhythm and depth. " ‐ Truthdig
Posted May 25, 2016
99% Love & Friendship (2016) "Like Austen, Stillman delights in the considerable distance between what people believe and how they behave. " ‐ Truthdig
Posted May 16, 2016
90% The Lobster (2016) "[A] seriously funny horror-comedy. " ‐ Truthdig
Posted May 16, 2016
4/4 100% M (1931) "Lang's movie is that rare thing, a nail-biting soul-searcher. While M steers clear of analyzing deviance, it is startling in its musings on which punishment fits an inhuman crime. " ‐ Philadelphia Inquirer
Posted May 2, 2016
3/4 32% Under the Cherry Moon (1986) "In Under the Cherry Moon, Prince does more for movie musicals than any performer since Frank Sinatra and more for bared midriffs than any sex symbol since Little Egypt. Forgive me, Madonna, but it's true. " ‐ Philadelphia Inquirer
Posted Apr 22, 2016
87% Everybody Wants Some!! (2016) "Linklater's singularity as a director lies in his sympathy for his characters: He likes them all, no matter how flawed. " ‐ Truthdig
Posted Apr 6, 2016
68% Whiskey Tango Foxtrot (2016) "Mordantly funny. " ‐ Truthdig
Posted Mar 3, 2016
85% Hail, Caesar! (2016) "In this unapologetically frivolous entertainment about the fixer who has a choice between 27-hour-days at the studio or a 9-to-5 in aerospace, our audience surrogate prefers illusion to reality. And who can blame him? " ‐ Truthdig
Posted Feb 10, 2016
88% The Big Short (2015) "The Big Short is terrific -- in both the very great and very frightening meanings of the word. " ‐ Truthdig
Posted Dec 10, 2015
94% Carol (2015) "The two lead performances, the overplayer and the underplayer, complement each other wonderfully. " ‐ Truthdig
Posted Nov 20, 2015
97% Brooklyn (2015) "Some films you look at. Others are so immediate that you live and breathe and dance with the characters. John Crowley's incomparable Brooklyn is a movie of the second kind, and what a privilege it is to live there, however briefly. " ‐ Truthdig
Posted Nov 5, 2015
1.5/4 51% The World Is Not Enough (1999) "So long as the Brits are sweeping obsolete institutions like the House of Lords into the dustpan of history, may we recommend the broom for James Bond? " ‐ Philadelphia Inquirer
Posted Nov 2, 2015
73% Suffragette (2015) "In a performance of considerable nuance, Mulligan gives the impression not of playing Maud but of living her. " ‐ Truthdig
Posted Oct 22, 2015
2/4 70% The Living Daylights (1987) "As with other Bond movies, the locations in The Living Daylights are more remarkable than its plot. " ‐ Philadelphia Inquirer
Posted Oct 20, 2015
72% He Named Me Malala (2015) "Despite the film's honorable intentions, it is less a portrait than a beatification, compiling evidence for its subject's eventual canonization. " ‐ Truthdig
Posted Oct 2, 2015
45% A Walk In The Woods (2015) "Unlike most offerings on the multiplex menu, you can watch this one with your 80-year-old uncle and your 15-year-old daughter. Everyone will have a reasonably good time without muddying their boots. " ‐ Truthdig
Posted Sep 9, 2015
3/4 30% Hocus Pocus (1993) "Silly but irresistible. " ‐ Philadelphia Inquirer
Posted Aug 15, 2015
93% The Diary Of A Teenage Girl (2015) "With translucent eyes and brass enough for an entire concert band, Powley plays Minnie with exuberant energy and crushing self-doubt. " ‐ Truthdig
Posted Aug 6, 2015
3.5/4 91% Before the Rain (Pred dozhdot) (1994) "In this triptych of inhumanity, Manchevski answers that, finally, man's humanity is as immutable as his violence. And that, finally, love is a given that keeps on giving. " ‐ Philadelphia Inquirer
Posted Jul 27, 2015
98% Inside Out (2015) "While the film's visual jokes are as funny as they are imaginative, the humor and inventiveness are yoked to an unusually poignant narrative. " ‐ Truthdig
Posted Jul 24, 2015
25% Terminator Genisys (2015) "It is a return, of sorts, to the 1984 original, unnecessarily complicated by so many time twists and warps that even an ardent fan of the franchise must admit reluctantly that its future is behind it. " ‐ Truthdig
Posted Jul 24, 2015
85% Trainwreck (2015) "Schumer and Hader generate not heat but warmth, the X factor of classic romantic comedy. " ‐ Truthdig
Posted Jul 17, 2015
2/4 37% Fletch Lives (1989) "Being so sour about Fletch makes one feel like Kvetch, but seriously, is all it takes to be a screen comic the ability to flare the nostrils and to fall down? " ‐ Philadelphia Inquirer
Posted Jul 1, 2015
3/4 81% Jungle Fever (1991) "However diffuse the movie's agenda, it is never less than thoroughly involving. " ‐ Philadelphia Inquirer
Posted Apr 21, 2015
3.5/4 89% Fresh (1994) "Fresh appeals to the head as well as the heart. " ‐ Philadelphia Inquirer
Posted Apr 21, 2015
1/4 0% Hot to Trot (2010) "The humor is so low that it could justifiably be called subterranean. " ‐ Philadelphia Inquirer
Posted Apr 21, 2015
3/4 69% Die Hard 2 (1990) "The screenplay is precariously supported by the chips on John McClane's shoulders. Fortunately, it is also designed to Willis' unique specs. " ‐ Philadelphia Inquirer
Posted Apr 3, 2015
3/4 83% Orlando (1992) "The good news about this historical vaudeville is that Orlando's consciousness, like his/her gender, is a delightful work-in-progress. " ‐ Philadelphia Inquirer
Posted Mar 23, 2015
2/4 82% Talk Radio (1988) "Not to put too fine a point on it, Bogosian is prickly, irritable, alienating and overwhelming. Underwhelming, however, is the way that director Oliver Stone has taken monologuist Bogosian's intimate Off-Broadway play and "opened it up." " ‐ Philadelphia Inquirer
Posted Mar 13, 2015
3/4 88% Naked (1993) "Naked is a revelation, a parable of spiritual homelessness and the terror it engenders. " ‐ Philadelphia Inquirer
Posted Mar 4, 2015
4/4 93% Do the Right Thing (1989) "[Do the Right Thing is] an exceptional film, a movie that wisely deprives you of the cozy resolutions and epiphanies so often manufactured by Hollywood. Like the film's principals, you are left feeling that you have been torched where you live. " ‐ Philadelphia Inquirer
Posted Mar 3, 2015
2/4 54% Valmont (1989) "Because there are no characters animating his panorama, all this serves to prove is that though Forman's movie is broader than Frears', it is also shallower. " ‐ Philadelphia Inquirer
Posted Feb 9, 2015
2/4 72% Apartment Zero (1989) "Give it zero for conduct, zero for concept and 100 for chutzpah. " ‐ Philadelphia Inquirer
Posted Feb 9, 2015
2/4 73% Cry-Baby (1990) "If Cry-Baby has a message, it's that Cry-Baby and Allison deserve each other because they're young and they're beautiful, which certainly runs counter to Waters' affection for the grotesque, the bad and the ugly. " ‐ Philadelphia Inquirer
Posted Jan 21, 2015
1/4 10% Revolution (1985) "Either as unintentional parody or truncated epic, you can start this Revolution without me. " ‐ Philadelphia Inquirer
Posted Dec 17, 2014
2/4 67% Prancer (1989) "A hodgepodge of Heidi and Meet Me in St. Louis. " ‐ Philadelphia Inquirer
Posted Dec 14, 2014
3/4 94% Blue Velvet (1986) "Lush and peculiar Blue Velvet, the latest film from the mind that spawned Eraserhead, is an unnerving combination of the wholesome and the unholy. " ‐ Philadelphia Inquirer
Posted Nov 14, 2014
3.5/4 85% Bugsy (1991) "From James Toback's crackling script to Warren Beatty's electric performance as gangster Ben Siegel, Bugsy is so engrossing that you feel uncharitable mentioning that while splendid in individual scenes, Barry Levinson's movie lacks propulsion. " ‐ Philadelphia Inquirer
Posted Oct 29, 2014
1.5/4 79% Bill and Ted's Excellent Adventure (1989) "Though its one-liners elicit the occasional chortle -- when Bill and Ted don medieval armor, there's an obligatory heavy-metal joke -- the film doesn't engage, because its heroes don't engage with the historical characters. " ‐ Philadelphia Inquirer
Posted Oct 22, 2014
1.5/4 10% On Deadly Ground (1994) "What a Renaissance Man, that Steven Seagal. He lumbers, he sermonizes, he directs! " ‐ Philadelphia Inquirer
Posted Sep 5, 2014
3.5/4 67% Maverick (1994) "Maverick never takes itself seriously, which establishes the tone for serious fun. Goldman's screenplay is a model of ingenuity, setting increasingly complicated traps for the three leads, and rather amazed that they wriggle free. " ‐ Philadelphia Inquirer
Posted Sep 2, 2014
3.5/4 94% The Truman Show (1998) "Most movies are lucky to have one idea rattling around inside. The unusually resonant Truman positively vibrates with themes. " ‐ Philadelphia Inquirer
Posted Aug 18, 2014
2/4 40% Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: The Movie (1990) "Ninja Turtles is cluttered and flashy. In terms of plot, there's not much flesh on its bones. " ‐ Philadelphia Inquirer
Posted Aug 6, 2014
3/4 11% Club Paradise (1986) "What's fresh about Ramis and Doyle-Murray's brand of comedy is that they're not one-liner wordsmiths, they're social satirists. They find humor in the subversion of a stable social community. " ‐ Philadelphia Inquirer
Posted Jul 26, 2014
2/4 26% Gordy (1995) "This little piggy goes whee!-whee!-whee! all the way home. But will parents go for Gordy? Not in a pig's eye! " ‐ Philadelphia Daily News
Posted Jul 23, 2014
1/4 11% Dangerously Close (1986) "The movie revels in the kind of sadism it criticizes. " ‐ Philadelphia Inquirer
Posted Jul 15, 2014
2/4 19% Rude Awakening (1989) "It's hard to be against a movie that's against war. Which is the most enthusiastic thing you can say about Rude Awakening, a witty concept that never quite materializes into a movie. " ‐ Philadelphia Inquirer
Posted Jul 11, 2014
2/4 13% Howard the Duck (1986) "What can you say about a comedy in which the biggest laugh is in the end credits? " ‐ Philadelphia Inquirer
Posted Jul 9, 2014
3/4 20% I Love Trouble (1994) "Trouble is a sampler of the kind of roles Roberts and Nolte should play more often. " ‐ Philadelphia Inquirer
Posted Jun 17, 2014
2.5/4 54% The Doors (1991) "While it has its moments, taken by itself, The Doors amounts to little more than an impressionistic look at a boy and his death wish. " ‐ Philadelphia Inquirer
Posted Jun 17, 2014
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