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Christy Lemire

Christy Lemire
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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
1.5/4 80% Eddie The Eagle (2016) It's a shame that a movie about a man with zero athletic ability, who had the fearlessness to attempt a perilous 90-meter ski jump for the first time ever in front of a rapt Olympic audience, takes no chances. ‐ RogerEbert.com
Posted Feb 25, 2016
3/4 85% Hail, Caesar! (2016) Their latest, Hail, Caesar!, is their giddiest comedy to date, but it's also hit-and-miss within itself. ‐ ChristyLemire.com
Posted Feb 18, 2016
3/4 87% Kung Fu Panda 3 (2016) So vividly immersive is Kung Fu Panda 3 - so vibrant, so tactile - it will make you feel as if you've stepped into a fully realized world. And then once you've stepped out, you'll be craving dumplings. ‐ ChristyLemire.com
Posted Feb 12, 2016
2.5/4 47% How To Be Single (2016) Think of "How to Be Single" as a cinematic Whitman's Sampler: There are enough pieces that work to offset the pieces that don't. ‐ RogerEbert.com
Posted Feb 12, 2016
1.5/4 43% Pride and Prejudice and Zombies (2016) Maybe someone else can crack the code to the ultimate Austen mash-up when the inevitable "Sense and Sensibility and Sea Monsters" adaption comes along. ‐ RogerEbert.com
Posted Feb 5, 2016
1.5/4 7% Fifty Shades of Black (2016) Mostly, "Fifty Shades of Black" is exactly what you expect it will be. ‐ RogerEbert.com
Posted Jan 29, 2016
1.5/4 16% The 5th Wave (2016) The 5th Wave plays like a Wayans-brothers spoof of movies based on dystopian Young Adult novels. Seriously, it could have been called YA Movie the way it wallows in all the overly familiar tropes of the genre. ‐ ChristyLemire.com
Posted Jan 24, 2016
1.5/4 27% The Boy (2016) It's awkward and strange but never shamelessly over-the-top enough to serve as a guilty pleasure. ‐ RogerEbert.com
Posted Jan 23, 2016
3/4 94% In The Shadow of Women (2016) Garrel may not be saying anything new about the capricious whims of the heart, but he does so with a purity of narrative and tone, and with thoroughly convincing performances from his stars. ‐ RogerEbert.com
Posted Jan 15, 2016
3.5/4 92% Star Wars: Episode VII - The Force Awakens (2015) That's what's so impressive about the tricky balancing act Abrams has pulled off with The Force Awakens: He's made a movie that's simultaneously gripping and a huge release. We are in good hands, at last. ‐ ChristyLemire.com
Posted Dec 20, 2015
3.5/4 96% Son of Saul (2015) Right away, we know we're in the hands of a director who wants to tell the story of the Holocaust from a different perspective than we've seen before in films: a more personal, intimate one. ‐ RogerEbert.com
Posted Dec 18, 2015
3/4 60% Sisters (2015) While you may think you've seen "Sisters" countless times before, it often feels refreshing and even pleasingly subversive through the sheer force of nature that is Fey and Poehler's well-established bond. ‐ RogerEbert.com
Posted Dec 17, 2015
0/4 0% The Ridiculous 6 (2015) You can watch The Ridiculous 6 whenever you'd like from the comfort of your own home. Lucky you. ‐ ChristyLemire.com
Posted Dec 14, 2015
3/4 94% Boy and the World (O Menino e o Mundo) (2015) "Boy and the World" is dazzlingly colorful and alive, often resembling a more elaborate version of the kind of childlike drawings you probably have stuck to your refrigerator door right now. ‐ RogerEbert.com
Posted Dec 11, 2015
3/4 80% Macbeth (2015) While the scale of the battles and the scenery is enormous and awe-inspiring, some of the more famous moments and lines arrive in understated fashion in intimate spaces. ‐ RogerEbert.com
Posted Dec 4, 2015
2.5/4 69% The Danish Girl (2015) Tasteful and restrained to a fault. It is easier to admire than love. ‐ RogerEbert.com
Posted Nov 27, 2015
3.5/4 98% Mustang (2015) "Mustang" grabs you with its own sense of haunting melancholy, as well as an increasing feeling of urgency and outrage. ‐ RogerEbert.com
Posted Nov 20, 2015
2/4 70% The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 2 (2015) The stakes are higher because this is the end-It really is this time!-but the first hour or so of returning director Francis Lawrence's film is legitimately nap-inducing. ‐ RogerEbert.com
Posted Nov 19, 2015
65% Star Wars: Episode II - Attack of the Clones (2002) It's still a rush to sit in a packed theater (equipped with THX, naturally) when that first blast of John Williams' fanfare sounds. Then you have to endure the rest of the movie. ‐ Associated Press
Posted Nov 16, 2015
4/4 96% Spotlight (2015) Like the story being reported within the film, Spotlight is simultaneously emotional and clear-eyed. It's an explosive yet necessary piece of journalism in and of itself. And it's easily one of the year's best. ‐ ChristyLemire.com
Posted Nov 14, 2015
3/4 81% Man Up (2015) There are enough twists, turns and strange little bumps in the road to make this well-traveled journey to romantic comedy bliss surprisingly worthwhile. ‐ RogerEbert.com
Posted Nov 13, 2015
2/4 87% The Peanuts Movie (2015) It's disappointing and actually kind of cynical in its unwillingness to try anything even vaguely innovative with these beloved characters. ‐ RogerEbert.com
Posted Nov 5, 2015
58% Die Another Day (2002) Perhaps it's time to say goodbye to Mr. Bond. ‐ Associated Press
Posted Nov 2, 2015
4/4 94% Room (2015) This is one of those situations in which mere words seem insufficient in describing a film's profoundly moving power. ‐ ChristyLemire.com
Posted Oct 24, 2015
2/4 52% I Smile Back (2015) Silverman is so committed and convincing that she makes you wish there were more to her character, more to her story. ‐ RogerEbert.com
Posted Oct 23, 2015
2/4 34% Knock Knock (2015) As a piece of social satire, "Knock Knock" winds up being not just toothless but anticlimactic. ‐ RogerEbert.com
Posted Oct 9, 2015
3.5/4 86% Steve Jobs (2015) The energy is relentless and the actors all more than meet the challenge of not only keeping up with Sorkin's trademark, rat-a-tat patter but also making it sing. ‐ RogerEbert.com
Posted Oct 8, 2015
2/4 73% He Named Me Malala (2015) In the place of ... much-needed substance, we get filler in the form of wispy, pastel-colored animated segments. ‐ RogerEbert.com
Posted Oct 2, 2015
2.5/4 55% Hotel Transylvania 2 (2015) Hotel Transylvania 2 is the greatest movie Adam Sandler and Kevin James have ever made together. I believe this is called "damning with faint praise." ‐ ChristyLemire.com
Posted Sep 29, 2015
3/4 93% A Brave Heart: The Lizzie Velasquez Story (2015) Her story would be inspiring in and of itself, but Velasquez is such an effervescent, charismatic subject, she can't help but win your affection as well as your respect. ‐ RogerEbert.com
Posted Sep 25, 2015
1.5/4 48% Maze Runner: The Scorch Trials (2015) "Maze Runner: The Scorch Trials" crams in more lore, supporting characters, backstories and motivations to the extent that it becomes difficult to get a grasp on anything. ‐ RogerEbert.com
Posted Sep 17, 2015
4/4 86% Goodnight Mommy (2015) This is deft and daring storytelling that will grip anyone who's willing to be a little uncomfortable - make that a lot uncomfortable - and who's willing to follow it into some dark and twisted territory. ‐ ChristyLemire.com
Posted Sep 15, 2015
2/4 19% The Perfect Guy (2015) Decent trash that could have been delicious trash with a little more daring. ‐ RogerEbert.com
Posted Sep 12, 2015
1.5/4 33% War Room (2015) War Room is the most slickly made faith-based film I've seen yet in terms of production values, but that doesn't make it quote-unquote good, per se. ‐ ChristyLemire.com
Posted Sep 11, 2015
1.5/4 22% Before We Go (2015) Very little here is special, despite the individual charms of Evans and co-star Alice Eve. ‐ RogerEbert.com
Posted Sep 4, 2015
3/4 40% We Are Your Friends (2015) It's the perfect one-last-blast movie for the end of summer. ‐ ChristyLemire.com
Posted Aug 28, 2015
2/4 17% Zipper (2015) The film as a whole feels sort of retro as a tawdry cautionary tale. ‐ RogerEbert.com
Posted Aug 28, 2015
3.5/4 87% Straight Outta Compton (2015) It's very easy to imagine sing-along showings cropping up for years to come. ‐ ChristyLemire.com
Posted Aug 21, 2015
1.5/4 43% American Ultra (2015) "American Ultra" tries to combine a sweet, slacker romance with a slick, super-violent action flick. If that sounds jarring to you, that's probably because it is. ‐ RogerEbert.com
Posted Aug 20, 2015
3/4 87% Fort Tilden (2015) With "Fort Tilden," writer-directors Sarah-Violet Bliss and Charles Rogers have created two women who are drawn so vividly and so viciously, they're hard to dismiss. ‐ RogerEbert.com
Posted Aug 14, 2015
1/4 9% Fantastic Four (2015) Laughably cheesy, bordering on Zardoz levels of simplicity. ‐ ChristyLemire.com
Posted Aug 10, 2015
3/4 56% Paper Towns (2015) Paper Towns is a movie that I really liked, but I probably would have loved if I'd seen it when I was 13. ‐ ChristyLemire.com
Posted Jul 24, 2015
3/4 66% Unexpected (2015) Except for a bit of contrived conflict that arises toward the end, the connection between these two expectant mothers-who are at vastly different points in their lives-rings with a mutual kindness and compassion. ‐ RogerEbert.com
Posted Jul 24, 2015
3/4 81% Ant-Man (2015) The overwhelming, self-serious sense that we are watching something Very Important blissfully doesn't exist in Ant-Man. It's just plain fun: light, breezy, simple and enjoyable. ‐ ChristyLemire.com
Posted Jul 22, 2015
3/4 85% Trainwreck (2015) It's a familiar rom-com dynamic, but the reversal of traditional on-screen gender roles-combined with Schumer and Hader's easy chemistry-makes "Trainwreck" feel new and fresh. ‐ RogerEbert.com
Posted Jul 17, 2015
2/4 56% Minions (2015) Fittingly, because they're pill-shaped, the Minions work best in small doses. ‐ ChristyLemire.com
Posted Jul 12, 2015
3.5/4 97% Tangerine (2015) Tangerine is a great Los Angeles movie and a great indie and a great reminder of the possibilities of creativity during a time when everything is a sequel or a reboot or a comic-book spectacle. ‐ ChristyLemire.com
Posted Jul 11, 2015
3.5/4 95% Amy (2015) A mesmerizing yet devastating look at a singular talent. ‐ ChristyLemire.com
Posted Jul 10, 2015
2/4 40% Strangerland (2015) Director Kim Farrant's debut feature is beautifully shot and offers some powerful, well-acted moments from a strong cast, but it's just relentlessly dreary. ‐ RogerEbert.com
Posted Jul 10, 2015
3/4 63% Magic Mike XXL (2015) If you're not a fireman or a police officer or a cowboy beneath those breakaway pants, then who are you, really? This is the central question of Magic Mike XXL. ‐ ChristyLemire.com
Posted Jul 1, 2015