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Christopher Orr

Christopher Orr

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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
71% The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 2 (2015) "A movie that is too silly to be so somber, and too somber to be much fun. " ‐ The Atlantic
Posted Nov 21, 2015
97% Spotlight (2015) "This is why Spotlight's moral of humility is so powerful. There are so many things that we don't know, so many assumptions that we don't recognize as such, so many questions that we haven't even thought to ask. " ‐ The Atlantic
Posted Nov 15, 2015
64% Spectre (2015) "Dazzles early and fizzles late...Bond is not Batman; he does not need an origin story. " ‐ The Atlantic
Posted Nov 7, 2015
95% Casino Royale (2006) "Unlike recent Bonds, whose kills had no more weight than the one-liners that generally accompanied them, Craig's tend to be intimate, bloody, and devoid of glamour. " ‐ The Atlantic
Posted Nov 2, 2015
58% Truth (2015) "What is striking about the film is the degree to which it lauds Mapes and her colleagues most emphatically precisely when they are displaying their worst journalistic judgment. " ‐ The Atlantic
Posted Oct 24, 2015
84% Steve Jobs (2015) "A redemptive fable at once artful, elegant, and clean. But by stripping out any and all complications, the movie denies itself the opportunity for nuance and puts a ceiling on its own ambition. " ‐ The Atlantic
Posted Oct 17, 2015
100% Fargo: Season 2 (TV, 2015) "The cast is excellent, the plot-lines are richer and more neatly interwoven, and the alternating portions of whimsy and menace are served up with extraordinary panache. " ‐ The Atlantic
Posted Oct 9, 2015
93% The Martian (2015) "The film is a profound testament to the rare-and underrated-virtue of simply not screwing anything up. " ‐ The Atlantic
Posted Oct 4, 2015
93% Sicario (2015) "Sicario is a remarkable, thrilling, intermittently brilliant film-and yet nonetheless a mild disappointment. " ‐ The Atlantic
Posted Sep 28, 2015
61% Sleeping with Other People (2015) "The desperation to overdo everything ruins what might otherwise have been a charming little rom-com, with likable stars, great co-stars, and some sharp bits of dialogue. " ‐ The Atlantic
Posted Sep 19, 2015
74% Black Mass (2015) "The role is Depp's best in many years, and a welcome respite from the parade of prancing pseudo-villains-Mortdecai, the Wolf, Barnabas Collins, Jack Sparrow, Willy Wonka-to which he has devoted far too much of his career. " ‐ The Atlantic
Posted Sep 19, 2015
63% The Visit (2015) "It is with some surprise-and perhaps even a hint of disappointment-that I must report that The Visit is merely mediocre and not the breathtaking calamity that we've come to anticipate from its author. " ‐ The Atlantic
Posted Sep 11, 2015
31% True Detective : Season 2 Episode 8 "There was tension and surprise and excitement. " ‐ The Atlantic
Posted Aug 10, 2015
10% Fantastic Four (2015) "If you would like to admire the awfulness of Fantastic Four without actually having to sit through it--or if you've already seen the movie and are still reeling from the experience--read on. " ‐ The Atlantic
Posted Aug 8, 2015
84% True Detective : Season 2 Episode 7 "I struggle to think of any time I've witnessed a more remarkably compressed presentation of convoluted (and completely uninteresting) plot details on the big screen or the small. " ‐ The Atlantic
Posted Aug 3, 2015
89% The Simpsons Movie (2007) "There were plenty of decent jokes, but I've already forgotten most of them; I suspect within a month's time I'll be hard pressed to recall much about the movie at all beyond a vague sense of disappointment. " ‐ The New Republic
Posted Aug 2, 2015
92% Mission: Impossible Rogue Nation (2015) "You don't overcome the "impossible" by thinking it over a little more carefully. You overcome it through the application of sheer, unvarnished willpower, a quality that Cruise has always possessed in abundance. " ‐ The Atlantic
Posted Aug 1, 2015
52% True Detective : Season 2 Episode 5 "There were a few groan-worthy moments, but also several that made me feel more engaged in the show than I have in at least a couple episodes. " ‐ The Atlantic
Posted Jul 20, 2015
79% Ant-Man (2015) "It's difficult to shake the sense that the film was assembled hurriedly and somewhat haphazardly. Which, from all available evidence, is exactly what happened. " ‐ The Atlantic
Posted Jul 18, 2015
85% Trainwreck (2015) "This is a film that belongs not to its director but to its star, who, if there is any justice in the world, is about to ascend from cult icon to mass phenomenon. " ‐ The Atlantic
Posted Jul 18, 2015
54% True Detective : Season 2 Episode 4 "I feel as though the show has declined episode by episode since the start of the season and tonight was the episode in which, for me at least, it really went over the edge. " ‐ The Atlantic
Posted Jul 13, 2015
54% Minions (2015) "There's plenty of high-velocity comic inanity on display to keep kids happily diverted. But the movie's major flaw is an extension of its own premise: Search as they may, the minions never find a villain worthy of their subservience. " ‐ The Atlantic
Posted Jul 12, 2015
62% Magic Mike XXL (2015) "If anything, better than its predecessor: looser, funnier, stranger, and vastly more subversive, a buddy road comedy that unexpectedly evolves into a celebration of female desire. " ‐ The Atlantic
Posted Jul 3, 2015
98% Inside Out (2015) "Welcome back, Pixar. You were sorely missed. " ‐ The Atlantic
Posted Jun 20, 2015
71% Jurassic World (2015) "If you limit your expectations for Jurassic World to "more teeth," it will deliver on that promise. If you dare to hope for anything more-relatable characters, narrative coherence-you'll only set yourself up for disappointment. " ‐ The Atlantic
Posted Jun 13, 2015
100% Game of Thrones: Season 5 Episode 8 "This was an episode that played to showrunners David Benioff and D. B. Weiss' strengths and avoided some of their weaknesses. " ‐ The Atlantic
Posted Jun 1, 2015
50% Tomorrowland (2015) "Until its final act, Tomorrowland plays as a lighthearted techno-conspiracy thriller, Men in Black by way of Nancy Drew with the occasional whiff of Philip K. Dick paranoia and Pixarian high concept. " ‐ The Atlantic
Posted May 23, 2015
58% Game of Thrones: Season 5 Episode 6 "I've rarely, if ever, felt less enthusiastic about the show than I did tonight, when the screen faded to black to the sound of Sansa's groans. " ‐ The Atlantic
Posted May 18, 2015
97% Mad Max: Fury Road (2015) "An A-plus B-movie that at times feels almost like a tone poem to early-'80s excess, a cross between a monster-truck rally and a Plasmatics concert. " ‐ The Atlantic
Posted May 15, 2015
100% Game of Thrones: Season 5 Episode 5 "I thought tonight's episode was superb -- crisply written, directed, and performed. This is especially remarkable given that we didn't once visit King's Landing, which has been the show's most reliable ace in the hole since the very beginning. " ‐ The Atlantic
Posted May 11, 2015
74% Avengers: Age of Ultron (2015) "The sharp, interpersonal dramedy that made the first movie such a delight is again present in flashes, but not infrequently it is drowned out by the noisy, inevitable need to Save the World. " ‐ The Atlantic
Posted May 1, 2015
98% Game of Thrones: Season 5 (TV, 2015) "Given the issues of pace and focus that bedevil Martin's later novels, Benioff and Weiss's impulse to both compress and juice up the material makes eminent sense. The result is a season of Game of Thrones that promises to be bigger than ever. " ‐ The Atlantic
Posted Apr 11, 2015
92% Children of Men (2006) "Children of Men founders in its latter moments -- not a lot, but enough. Its failure is less one of plot than of something deeper, a composing idea to undergird the plot. " ‐ The Atlantic
Posted Apr 1, 2015
29% Get Hard (2015) "Ferrell has stuck to the formulaic farce that made him a star, even as his roles have been shifting from antic instigator to bewildered straight man. " ‐ The Atlantic
Posted Mar 28, 2015
16% The Gunman (2015) "A dull, generic retread, made far worse by Penn's self-seriousness as an actor, by the banal political pieties he's grafted on as producer and co-writer, and by the presence of a pitifully retrograde female lead role. " ‐ The Atlantic
Posted Mar 20, 2015
85% Cinderella (2015) "The new film... is nothing if not a tribute to old-fashioned virtues, of care and craft and modesty, of simple stories well told. " ‐ The Atlantic
Posted Mar 13, 2015
62% The Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel (2015) "Whether or not it succeeds will depend on how individual viewers weigh the movie's narrative flaws against the profound appeal of its stars and setting. For my part, it was a reminder that sometimes second best is good enough. " ‐ The Atlantic
Posted Mar 7, 2015
91% Million Dollar Baby (2004) "The movie is simultaneously conventional and subversive, broad and nuanced, shamelessly manipulative and genuinely moving, a cheap sucker punch and a work of real moral weight. " ‐ The Atlantic
Posted Feb 27, 2015
25% Fifty Shades of Grey (2015) "It's been said that the movie contains 20 minutes of sex; if this is the case, it must contain at least 40 minutes of Ana biting her lip or putting a pencil in her mouth. " ‐ The Atlantic
Posted Feb 13, 2015
74% Kingsman: The Secret Service (2015) "Frequently reactionary, bordering on retrograde, bordering on reprobate. But it's also a tremendous amount of fun. " ‐ The Atlantic
Posted Feb 13, 2015
26% Jupiter Ascending (2015) "Don't even get me started on the aliens, many of whom would have been turned away from the cantina door in Mos Eisley. " ‐ The Atlantic
Posted Feb 6, 2015
81% Black Sea (2015) "By no means a masterpiece, but a solid genre offering, a portrait of desperate men crammed together and surrounded on all sides by what one describes as "dark, cold death." What better way to escape the midwinter doldrums? " ‐ The Atlantic
Posted Jan 30, 2015
91% The Departed (2006) "Not only is The Departed not among the best of Scorsese's films; it's not even the best version of this film. " ‐ The Atlantic
Posted Jan 25, 2015
34% Blackhat (2015) "The movie's most depressing feature is its naked pandering for overseas box office. If there's one thing worse than appealing to the lowest common American denominator, it's appealing to the lowest common global denominator. " ‐ The Atlantic
Posted Jan 16, 2015
90% A Most Violent Year (2015) "Oscar Isaac has been extremely good in previous roles, but he is an utter revelation as Abel, the quiet power of his performance recalling early Pacino. " ‐ The Atlantic
Posted Jan 9, 2015
91% Game of Thrones: Season 4 Episode 9 "This was bravura cinema-on-TV, a production on a scale that would have been unimaginable in the medium just a few years ago. " ‐ The Atlantic
Posted Jan 7, 2015
97% Game of Thrones: Season 4 Episode 8 "If this sounds like a book-reader's quibble, well, it is. But as great as tonight's climax was, I think it could have been greater still. " ‐ The Atlantic
Posted Jan 7, 2015
100% Game of Thrones: Season 4 Episode 7 "A good episode by this season's lofty standards, I'd say, if not quite a great one. " ‐ The Atlantic
Posted Jan 6, 2015
95% Game of Thrones: Season 4 Episode 3 "An episode this good that draws mostly on the imaginations of Benioff and Weiss would be good news under any circumstances. But it's particularly good news given where the series may be headed after this season. " ‐ The Atlantic
Posted Jan 5, 2015
99% Selma (2015) "A stately, sober film, at times uplifting and at others agonizing. " ‐ The Atlantic
Posted Dec 26, 2014
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