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Christopher Llewellyn Reed

Christopher Llewellyn Reed
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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
74% The King (2018) It is to Jarecki's credit that he allows all to speak, making for a vibrant discussion in this ... rococo crown of a portrait that would make even late-period Vegas Elvis proud.‐ Hammer to Nail
Read More | Posted Jul 18, 2018
No Score Yet Among Wolves (2016) Among Wolves, with its tale of serenity born of turbulence, is a lovely paean to the indomitable human spirit and its capacity for recovery and growth.‐ Hammer to Nail
Read More | Posted Jul 17, 2018
1/4 50% Skyscraper (2018) If you're going to rip off Die Hard, try making more with the jokes, especially if your main conceit collapses under the weight of its contrivances.‐ Film Festival Today
Read More | Posted Jul 12, 2018
100% Hal (2018) As someone who loves certain Ashby films very much ... I found Scott's movie a solid overview of the director's life and career, adding additional details to what I already knew. ‐ Hammer to Nail
Read More | Posted Jul 12, 2018
63% Rock In The Red Zone (2015) This ... is the inspirational true story of how the people of Sderot manage to rock on in the middle of danger. Peace.‐ Hammer to Nail
Read More | Posted Jul 11, 2018
100% Leave No Trace (2018) Shot on location in the Pacific Northwest ... Leave No Trace contrasts, in gorgeously evocative visuals, the green lushness of nature with the withered barrens of Will's soul.‐ Hammer to Nail
Read More | Posted Jul 6, 2018
30% Curvature (2018) Curvature delivers, if not a home run, at least a fast-paced triple of a thriller.‐ Hammer to Nail
Read More | Posted Jul 5, 2018
3/4 87% Ant-Man and the Wasp (2018) In general, the actors and their delivery of smart dialogue - on top of some excellent action sequences - are the main reasons to watch the film.‐ Film Festival Today
Read More | Posted Jul 4, 2018
3.5/4 100% Recovery Boys (2018) Forget our society's current obsession with superheroes: this is the conflict of which powerful drama is made.‐ Film Festival Today
Read More | Posted Jun 28, 2018
2/4 89% Hereditary (2018) My disappointment would be less bitter if the first half weren't so strong, and I commend Aster for the effort, especially his direction of actors, all of whom shine.‐ Film Festival Today
Read More | Posted Jun 27, 2018
No Score Yet Yours in Sisterhood (2018) The movie is a powerful exploration of female empowerment in our society, using the past to meditate on our present.‐ Hammer to Nail
Read More | Posted Jun 27, 2018
No Score Yet Witkin & witkin (2017) Each unorthodox and unique in his own inimitable way, the Witkins make for compelling viewing in this bold, intimate portrait of their relationship.‐ Hammer to Nail
Read More | Posted Jun 26, 2018
No Score Yet United We Fan (2018) Peppy and fast-paced, it's great fun, and a joy to watch.‐ Hammer to Nail
Read More | Posted Jun 25, 2018
100% Minding the Gap (2018) It's like a combination of Stacy Peralta's Dogtown and Z-Boys and Richard Linklater's Boyhood, while also uniquely its own marvelous thing.‐ Hammer to Nail
Read More | Posted Jun 22, 2018
No Score Yet Coming to My Senses (2017) This rousing debut documentary, from director Dominic Gill ... combines the best of sports- and health-related stories in one magnificent saga.‐ Hammer to Nail
Read More | Posted Jun 22, 2018
1/4 51% Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom (2018) Go team T-Rex! Who needs humans, anyway? Dumb, thy name is Jurassic.‐ Film Festival Today
Read More | Posted Jun 21, 2018
100% The Dark (2018) There are many foul and twisted charms to savor throughout, thanks to solid cinematography, fine editing and an engaging turn from lead actress Nadia Alexander.‐ Hammer to Nail
Read More | Posted Jun 19, 2018
No Score Yet For the Birds (2018) I particularly loved how Miron, whose first feature this is, surprises us time and again with new plot developments.‐ Hammer to Nail
Read More | Posted Jun 14, 2018
88% Dark Money (2018) Beautifully photographed and edited, with an evocative score ... Dark Money packs a powerful punch.‐ Hammer to Nail
Read More | Posted Jun 14, 2018
1.5/4 51% Superfly (2018) Did the world need this loose reconception of the original? Not really.‐ Film Festival Today
Read More | Posted Jun 13, 2018
86% Love, Gilda (2018) Masterfully assembling the various elements into a ... profoundly entertaining whole, the director delivers the tribute that Radner deserves, however long it took to get here.‐ Hammer to Nail
Read More | Posted Jun 12, 2018
1/4 68% The Seagull (2018) Try as they might, the ensemble ... can rise above neither the material nor the direction, and by the end we long, ourselves, to be that slaughtered seagull ...‐ Film Festival Today
Read More | Posted Jun 8, 2018
3/4 67% Ocean's 8 (2018) Though often silly, Ocean's 8 is a satisfying cinematic sleight of hand, injecting new life into an old series. I look forward to Ocean's 9.‐ Film Festival Today
Read More | Posted Jun 7, 2018
80% This is Home: A Refugee Story (2018) Shiva, intimately ensconced with her subjects, reminds us that we are all one species, no matter our differences. Home, thy name is humanity.‐ Hammer to Nail
Read More | Posted Jun 6, 2018
No Score Yet Steven Tyler: Out on a Limb (2018) Though a bit too much of a hagiography, at times, the film offers enough visceral pleasures to be well worth watching, whether one likes Tyler or not.‐ Hammer to Nail
Read More | Posted Jun 5, 2018
3/4 85% Upgrade (2018) It's good, dumb fun, and pretty smart about it, to boot.‐ Film Festival Today
Read More | Posted Jun 1, 2018
99% Won't You Be My Neighbor? (2018) Thank you, Mister Rogers, for a wonderful life, and thank you, Mister Neville, for this wonderful movie.‐ Hammer to Nail
Read More | Posted May 31, 2018
81% Nancy (2018) Wherever lies the truth of the central narrative, what is irrefutable is the awesome talent on display from all involved. Nancy is a heartbreaker, and that's a good thing.‐ Hammer to Nail
Read More | Posted May 30, 2018
No Score Yet Bethany Hamilton: Unstoppable (2018) Trophies or no trophies, Bethany's a winner.‐ Hammer to Nail
Read More | Posted May 29, 2018
95% Filmworker (2018) Though imperfectly shot and assembled, the film is ultimately an engrossing tribute to a man without whom Kubrick's final quarter-century might have proceeded quite differently.‐ Hammer to Nail
Read More | Posted May 25, 2018
4/4 100% Summer 1993 (Estiu 1993) (2018) For such a seemingly small story, set almost entirely in one location, it's extraordinary how high the stakes are raised, making the final catharsis ... a true release of emotion. ‐ Film Festival Today
Read More | Posted May 24, 2018
No Score Yet The Rise and Fall of the Brown Buffalo (2018) I loved the peppy feel of the film, the atmosphere plunging me head-on into the crazy psychedelic world of its subjects. Who needs drugs when you have good filmmaking?‐ Hammer to Nail
Read More | Posted May 23, 2018
95% Ryuichi Sakamoto: Coda (2018) Though all-too-imperfectly shot ... this portrait of a towering titan of the music world still inspires, informs and entertains in equal measure.‐ Hammer to Nail
Read More | Posted May 22, 2018
2/4 53% Book Club (2018) Some funny jokes land, some don't, and the ultimate effect is like spending time in well-worn, pleasant company. It could be better; it could be worse.‐ Film Festival Today
Read More | Posted May 18, 2018
3.5/4 89% Bye Bye Germany (Es war einmal in Deutschland...) (2018) Bye Bye Germany [is] a movie that pulls off the near-impossible hat trick of combining light comedy, romance and the Holocaust.‐ Film Festival Today
Read More | Posted May 18, 2018
No Score Yet Sickies Making Films (2018) Tropea ... and co-writer/editor Robert A. Emmons Jr. ... fashion a tale as absurd as it is disturbing.‐ Hammer to Nail
Read More | Posted May 17, 2018
3/4 71% Solo: A Star Wars Story (2018) Director Ron Howard ... delivers serviceable goods ... ensuring that this long-running intergalactic series will continue, for better or for worse, into the foreseeable future.‐ Film Festival Today
Read More | Posted May 16, 2018
100% Charm City (2018) It's a powerful movie ... because it raises a myriad of issues, asks a lot of questions, offers some contrasting opinions, and then lets the viewer decide.‐ Hammer to Nail
Read More | Posted May 15, 2018
82% Ghost Stories (2018) Directors Jeremy Dyson and Andy Nyman, making their theatrical-feature debut, demonstrate delightfully eerie slight of hand and marvelous mise-en-scène.‐ Hammer to Nail
Read More | Posted May 14, 2018
86% Sollers Point (2018) If you like your cinema with a bite, chew on this.‐ Hammer to Nail
Read More | Posted May 11, 2018
94% RBG (2018) Ginsburg is an always-engaging star. May we all have so much energy for so long. She's not ready to retire, she says. Looking good, RBG! Keep it up!‐ Hammer to Nail
Read More | Posted May 11, 2018
3/4 55% Godard Mon Amour (Le redoutable) (2018) With a committed, stylized performance from lead actor Louis Garrel ... in the titular role, the film is the perfect simultaneous homage and takedown of its subject.‐ Film Festival Today
Read More | Posted May 10, 2018
No Score Yet Wallay (2017) Goldblatt and his actors do a fine job juggling the various characters and story threads, creating a moving tale of personal growth and redemption.‐ Hammer to Nail
Read More | Posted May 10, 2018
80% True Conviction (2017) A harrowing, vital movie, True Conviction will make you rethink all your assumptions of law and order.‐ Hammer to Nail
Read More | Posted May 9, 2018
82% In the Last Days of the City (Akher ayam el madina) (2018) This is the way cinema should be made, using the fundamental building blocks of the medium to explore the mysteries of the human condition.‐ Hammer to Nail
Read More | Posted May 9, 2018
94% First Reformed (2018) First Reformed is a carefully composed and constructed film that should probably be seen more than once, with cinematic rewards aplenty for those open to the Word of Schrader.‐ Hammer to Nail
Read More | Posted May 4, 2018
2.5/4 87% Tully (2018) It's more than watchable, but also almost dispiritingly obvious and simplistic, by the end. Truths are stated, lessons learned, and platitudes spoken. ‐ Film Festival Today
Read More | Posted May 3, 2018
No Score Yet When Lambs Become Lions (2018) Kasbe methodically presents the facts of the case... His work is a testament to investigative journalism, given how well he gets the competing constituencies each to trust him.‐ Hammer to Nail
Read More | Posted May 3, 2018
95% Ryuichi Sakamoto: Coda (2018) Though all-too-imperfectly shot (a source of both its charms and its flaws), filled with too many jittery, off-kilter close-ups for my taste, Ryuichi Sakamoto: Coda has one major thing going for it, and that is the quiet charisma of its titular subject. ‐ Film Festival Today
Read More | Posted May 1, 2018
4/4 96% 1945 (2017) Beautiful, harrowing, and ... cathartic, 1945 is a thoughtful meditation on the worst qualities of the human animal, and on those better aspects that offer hope for a brighter future.‐ Film Festival Today
Read More | Posted Apr 27, 2018