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Christopher Orr

Christopher Orr

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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
99% Hell or High Water (2016) "Hell or High Water is a genre film that transcends genre, an iconic American tale that is nonetheless firmly grounded in both place and time. One of the best movies of the year. " ‐ The Atlantic
Posted Aug 14, 2016
26% Suicide Squad (2016) "If I have not yet convinced you of the movie's astonishingly slipshod quality, I'm unlikely ever to do so. " ‐ The Atlantic
Posted Aug 6, 2016
56% Jason Bourne (2016) "The movie feels like the work of a capable but uninspired cover band. Before we had Treadstone; now we have re-Treadstone. " ‐ The Atlantic
Posted Aug 1, 2016
91% Game of Thrones: Season 6 Episode 6 "In all, I thought this was the third episode in a row that felt as though it was really driving the plot forward in a satisfying way. " ‐ The Atlantic
Posted May 30, 2016
96% Weiner (2016) "It's hard to shake the sense that Weiner's decision to cooperate so fully with the filmmakers emanates from the same place as his online sexual escapades: a horror of having no one there to listen to him, to help fill, moment by moment, some gnawing void. " ‐ The Atlantic
Posted May 29, 2016
91% The Nice Guys (2016) "For those attuned to its amiably sleazy vibe and sudden alternations between violence and slapstick, it offers a guiltily pleasurable way to pass an evening. " ‐ The Atlantic
Posted May 21, 2016
100% Game of Thrones: Season 6 Episode 4 "This episode felt as though it moved the plot forward more than the previous three combined-and it did so while engineering an uncommon number of individually excellent scenes. " ‐ The Atlantic
Posted May 16, 2016
90% Captain America: Civil War (2016) "As they did in Winter Soldier, the Russos have achieved an uncommon balance of plot and action, humor and drama, all of it once again deeply grounded in character. " ‐ The Atlantic
Posted May 7, 2016
97% Sing Street (2016) "I could scarcely be more delighted to report that Carney has rediscovered the magic of Once with Sing Street, another tiny, winsome charmer set in Dublin. " ‐ The Atlantic
Posted Apr 24, 2016
95% The Jungle Book (2016) "By the time its evolution is complete, The Jungle Book has proven itself a minor Darwinian miracle, perhaps the oddest of all species: a movie nearly devoid of human beings, yet one bursting with humanity. " ‐ The Atlantic
Posted Apr 16, 2016
27% Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice (2016) " Batman v Superman is a tiresome, ill-tempered film, and one too lazy even to earn its dismal outlook. " ‐ The Atlantic
Posted Mar 25, 2016
90% 10 Cloverfield Lane (2016) "10 Cloverfield Lane alternates moods seamlessly, ratcheting tension to the breaking point and then deflating it with black humor. " ‐ The Atlantic
Posted Mar 25, 2016
90% Game of Thrones: Season 3 Episode 2 "Natalie Dormer's Margaery, too, is unfolding delightfully as the season progresses. I'd put her on the short list, with Bronn and Tywin, of the characters who've been most improved in the translation from page to screen. " ‐ The Atlantic
Posted Mar 24, 2016
98% Zootopia (2016) "In many ways a conventional movie, but it unfolds with so much wit, panache, and visual ingenuity that it outstrips many a more high-concept film. " ‐ The Atlantic
Posted Mar 6, 2016
84% Deadpool (2016) "Flamboyantly vulgar and determinedly self-referential, Deadpool has the shape of a superhero movie but the soul of a Danny McBride flick. " ‐ The Atlantic
Posted Feb 15, 2016
86% Hail, Caesar! (2016) "An unexpectedly sweet and utterly satisfying confection, a loving sendup of the Hollywood of yesteryear. " ‐ The Atlantic
Posted Feb 11, 2016
91% The Lady In The Van (2015) "It's exhausting just to list the accolades that Dame Maggie Smith has accumulated over her decades on screen and stage: Imagine how tiring it must have been to earn them all. " ‐ The Atlantic
Posted Feb 1, 2016
96% Son of Saul (2015) "The movie is at once clinical in its accumulation of small details and dreamlike in its execution, a waking nightmare through which Saul somnambulates, the audience right alongside him. " ‐ The Atlantic
Posted Jan 17, 2016
82% The Revenant (2015) "Iñárritu has constructed an epic fable of uncommon grace and resonance--a film that, like its hero, achieves a kind of transcendence. " ‐ The Atlantic
Posted Jan 9, 2016
92% Star Wars: Episode VII - The Force Awakens (2015) "With The Force Awakens, Abrams has begun one of the most important reclamation projects of our time: the complete erasure from cultural memory of The Phantom Menace and its sequels. " ‐ The Atlantic
Posted Dec 19, 2015
77% The Good Dinosaur (2015) "The Good Dinosaur is by no means a bad movie. But it breaks new ground for Pixar in that it's the studio's first feature that is explicitly-and pretty much exclusively-a kid's movie. " ‐ The Atlantic
Posted Nov 28, 2015
70% 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
96% 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
65% 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
62% 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
86% 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
92% 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
94% Sicario (2015) "Sicario is a remarkable, thrilling, intermittently brilliant film-and yet nonetheless a mild disappointment. " ‐ The Atlantic
Posted Sep 28, 2015
63% 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
75% 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
64% 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
9% 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
88% 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
93% 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
81% 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
56% 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
63% 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
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