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Charles Koplinski

Charles Koplinski
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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
2.5/4.0 93% Star Wars: The Last Jedi (2017) In the end, "The Last Jedi" delivers everything you would want from a "Star Wars" movie, something that's become both a blessing and a curse. ‐ Illinois Times
Read More | Posted Dec 14, 2017
4.0/4.0 99% Lady Bird (2017) There's nothing new story-wise where Greta Gerwig's directorial debut "Lady Bird" is concerned, yet the magic of the film is that somehow it seems that we are seeing it, if not for the first time, with a sense of discovery. ‐ Illinois Times
Read More | Posted Dec 1, 2017
2.5/4.0 40% Justice League (2017) "Justice League" is a one-step-forwards-two-steps-back affair‐ Illinois Times
Read More | Posted Nov 16, 2017
3.5/4.0 58% Murder On The Orient Express (2017) Purists may object to some of the additions Green brings to the table. Yet, most of them feel true to the nature of the story and the characters and help Branagh in preventing this from becoming a staid and static affair.‐ Illinois Times
Read More | Posted Nov 9, 2017
2.5/4.0 92% Thor: Ragnarok (2017) Humor over Heroics Dooms Bloated "Ragnarok."‐ Illinois Times
Read More | Posted Nov 6, 2017
3.5/4.0 76% Thank You for Your Service (2017) Hall does an impressive job behind the camera, never opting for the melodramatic, having his camera sit back and observe these men and their interactions. He knows the power of this particular story needs no embellishment, and his cast knows it as well.‐ Illinois Times
Read More | Posted Oct 26, 2017
3.5/4.0 87% Blade Runner 2049 (2017) ...a rich, thought-provoking continuation that benefits from the passage of time.‐ Illinois Times
Read More | Posted Oct 5, 2017
3.5/4.0 87% American Made (2017) Doug Liman's fact-based film "Made in America," is an entertaining affair that Cruise puts on his shoulders and carries across the finish line. ‐ Illinois Times
Read More | Posted Sep 28, 2017
3.0/4.0 51% Kingsman: The Golden Circle (2017) The very definition of the "too-much-is-not-enough" approach, this is the rare example where this method is actually a perfect complement to the material.‐ Illinois Times
Read More | Posted Sep 22, 2017
3.5/4.0 68% mother! (2017) Intriguing from the first frame to the last, this is the sort of film that resonates with you long after the final credits roll, a work that begs to be seen repeatedly in order to unlock all the director wants to say. ‐ Illinois Times
Read More | Posted Sep 17, 2017
2.5/4.0 85% It (2017) Uneven but effective.‐ Illinois Times
Read More | Posted Sep 17, 2017
3.0/4.0 34% American Assassin (2017) Timely and smart, Michael Cuesta's "American Assassin" proves to be a worthy successor to the Jack Ryan films. ‐ Illinois Times
Read More | Posted Sep 17, 2017
4.0/4.0 93% Logan Lucky (2017) Craig manages to steal each scene he's in with his bleached hair, impeccable Southern accent and hair-trigger personality. An Oscar nomination for Best Supporting Actor is likely.‐ Illinois Times
Read More | Posted Aug 18, 2017
2.5/4.0 83% Detroit (2017) Lack of Emotional Connection Bogs Down "Detroit."‐ Illinois Times
Read More | Posted Aug 3, 2017
1.0/4.0 38% Kidnap (2017) An insulting, exploitive exercise.‐ Illinois Times
Read More | Posted Aug 3, 2017
2.5/4.0 17% Wish Upon (2017) Fun "Wish Upon" Exceeds Expectations‐ Illinois Times
Read More | Posted Jul 22, 2017
3.0/4.0 92% Dunkirk (2017) Impressive "Dunkirk" Hampered by Gimmick.‐ Illinois Times
Read More | Posted Jul 22, 2017
3.5/4.0 92% A Quiet Passion (2017) The sort of deft filmmaking on display here is becoming all too rare and serves as a reminder that taking one's time and allowing the viewer to drink in a story and all it has to say has its own rewards.‐ Illinois Times
Read More | Posted Jun 16, 2017
3.5/4.0 88% It Comes At Night (2017) Shults does a masterful job of creating a sense of place, the home suffused mostly with darkness and suggestive shadows, while his ability to push a scene from normality to unbearable tension is exceptional.‐ Illinois Times
Read More | Posted Jun 16, 2017
3.5/4.0 68% Cars 3 (2017) Lightning strikes again in "Cars 3."‐ Illinois Times
Read More | Posted Jun 16, 2017
3.5/4.0 76% My Cousin Rachel (2017) What ensues is a masterful game of cat-and-mouse between Philip and Rachel as well as Michell and his audience. ‐ Illinois Times
Read More | Posted Jun 8, 2017
3.5/4.0 16% The Mummy (2017) Smart, self-aware and fun, this is a vast improvement over the schizophrenic Brendan Fraser features. Indeed, this is an ambitious, world-building undertaking that succeeds in laying a firm foundation for creature features to come.‐ Illinois Times
Read More | Posted Jun 8, 2017
3.5/4.0 92% Wonder Woman (2017) Gadot's contribution to the film cannot be understated. She brings a sense of innocence and conviction to the role that's reminiscent of Christopher Reeve's approach to the Man of Steel in "Superman: The Movie." ‐ Illinois Times
Read More | Posted Jun 1, 2017
3.5/4.0 93% Logan (2017) Jackman find the humanity in "Logan."‐ Illinois Times
Read More | Posted May 21, 2017
2.5/4.0 68% Alien: Covenant (2017) Lack of direction maroons "Covenant."‐ Illinois Times
Read More | Posted May 18, 2017
4.0/4.0 88% Norman (Norman: The Moderate Rise and Tragic Fall of a New York Fixer) (2017) Originally subtitled "The Moderate Rise and Tragic Fall of a New York Fixer," this is an accurate summation of the trajectory we see Norman take in the film - coming so close to what he wants, only to crash to earth aflame like some tweed-clad Icarus.‐ Illinois Times
Read More | Posted May 11, 2017
2.5/4.0 29% King Arthur: Legend Of The Sword (2017) Mixed genres makes for muddled "Arthur."‐ Illinois Times
Read More | Posted May 11, 2017
3.5/4.0 90% Frantz (2017) A touching meditation on grief.‐ Illinois Times
Read More | Posted May 4, 2017
3.5/4.0 83% Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 (2017) Darker "Guardians 2" still great fun.‐ Illinois Times
Read More | Posted May 4, 2017
2.5/4.0 74% The Void (2017) There's no question that the film's third act takes a decisive turn for the better.‐ Illinois Times
Read More | Posted Apr 20, 2017
3.5/4.0 87% The Lost City of Z (2017) James Grey's "The Lost City of Z" is cut from that same cloth as the films of John Huston, a rousing adventure that finds one man willingly facing impossible odds and the disdain of his colleagues while trying to find a lost Amazonian city. ‐ Illinois Times
Read More | Posted Apr 20, 2017
3.5/4.0 73% Gifted (2017) Honest approach elevates "Gifted."‐ Illinois Times
Read More | Posted Apr 20, 2017
3.5/4.0 76% Kong: Skull Island (2017) "Skull Island" an epic monster mash.‐ Illinois Times
Read More | Posted Mar 17, 2017
3.0/4.0 7% Rings (2017) "Rings" proves to be superior to the two previous movies what with its streamlined story and eerie atmosphere.‐ Illinois Times
Read More | Posted Feb 6, 2017
3.5/4.0 24% The Comedian (2017) Stellar cast elevates "The Comedian."‐ Illinois Times
Read More | Posted Feb 4, 2017
2.0/4.0 35% Live By Night (2017) Stylish "Night" a by-the-numbers exercise.‐ Illinois Times
Read More | Posted Jan 27, 2017
3.0/4.0 83% The Founder (2017) Keaton riveting in "The Founder."‐ Illinois Times
Read More | Posted Jan 27, 2017
3.5/4.0 88% Jackie (2016) Portman returns to form in "Jackie."‐ Illinois Times
Read More | Posted Jan 27, 2017
2.5/4.0 74% Split (2017) Tepid pace hobbles "Split."‐ Illinois Times
Read More | Posted Jan 27, 2017
3.5/4.0 88% 20th Century Women (2017) "Women" an actresses' showcase.‐ Illinois Times
Read More | Posted Jan 27, 2017
3.0/4.0 43% Gold (2017) McConaughey shines in "Gold."‐ Illinois Times
Read More | Posted Jan 27, 2017
3.5/4.0 87% A Monster Calls (2017) A Vivid, Effective "Monster."‐ Illinois Times
Read More | Posted Dec 29, 2016
2.0/4.0 39% Why Him? (2016) Stay Away From "Him."‐ Illinois Times
Read More | Posted Dec 29, 2016
4.0/4.0 93% Fences (2016) Washington, Davis Shine in Fences.‐ Illinois Times
Read More | Posted Dec 29, 2016
2.0/4.0 30% Passengers (2016) Passengers a bland journey.‐ Illinois Times
Read More | Posted Dec 29, 2016
3.0/4.0 95% Manchester by the Sea (2016) Affleck, Williams devastating in "Manchester by the Sea."‐ Illinois Times
Read More | Posted Dec 17, 2016
3.5/4.0 85% Rogue One: A Star Wars Story (2016) Rousing "Rogue One" a worthy entry in the "Star Wars" saga.‐ Illinois Times
Read More | Posted Dec 17, 2016
2.0/4.0 60% Allied (2016) Tepid pace dooms "Allied."‐ Illinois Times
Read More | Posted Nov 25, 2016
3.0/4.0 90% Loving (2016) Subtle approach makes for powerful "Loving."‐ Illinois Times
Read More | Posted Nov 25, 2016
3.0/4.0 95% The Edge of Seventeen (2016) Awkward "Seventeen" ultimately rights itself.‐ Illinois Times
Read More | Posted Nov 18, 2016