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Clint O'Connor

Clint O'Connor
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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
3.5/4 93% Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri (2017) McDormand is in fine form as the foul-mouthed Mildred, ready to chew up anyone in her way. In a blink, Rockwell goes from over-the-top to subtle to hateful to sympathetic. Harrelson is also marvelous, hiding any personal pain and fears behind a smirk.‐ Akron Beacon Journal
Read More | Posted Nov 22, 2017
2.5/4 73% Last Flag Flying (2017) We know where the Last Flag Flying filmmakers want to take us emotionally, but their efforts veer toward the obvious and clunky. And despite some poignant moments, the characters don't always ring true.‐ Akron Beacon Journal
Read More | Posted Nov 22, 2017
3/4 97% Coco (2017) Coco celebrates Mexico, its people and traditions, and flows easily between English and Spanish. ‐ Akron Beacon Journal
Read More | Posted Nov 17, 2017
2.5/4 85% Wonder (2017) Wonder is a sweet, heartfelt film that makes you feel good about the strong people who stand up to bullying, harassment and stupidity.‐ Akron Beacon Journal
Read More | Posted Nov 16, 2017
2.5/4 40% Justice League (2017) A deflated Batman may have looked intriguing on the page. But on screen, he comes across as sleepy. Quick. To the Bat Cave. Fire up the Espresso machine, Alfred!‐ Akron Beacon Journal
Read More | Posted Nov 15, 2017
3.5/4 80% My Friend Dahmer (2017) At the heart of My Friend Dahmer is a remarkable performance by Ross Lynch.‐ Akron Beacon Journal
Read More | Posted Nov 8, 2017
3/4 92% Thor: Ragnarok (2017) Fortunately, the charismatic Hemsworth is such good company, you're willing to play along and cruise past the roadblocks.‐ Akron Beacon Journal
Read More | Posted Nov 2, 2017
3.5/4 87% Blade Runner 2049 (2017) Director Denis Villeneuve and crew have lovingly embraced the weird, neo noir, sci-fi vibe of Ridley Scott's Blade Runner from 1982 and extended its bleak conception of the future to the mid-21st century.‐ Akron Beacon Journal
Read More | Posted Oct 5, 2017
3/4 86% Battle of the Sexes (2017) The actual tennis is the least important element of Battle of the Sexes. The film is much more interested in relationships and King's evolution. Its best moments come off the court, especially when King and company break off to form the WTA.‐ Akron Beacon Journal
Read More | Posted Sep 28, 2017
91% The Lego Batman Movie (2017) While the film provides good, satirical fun, the animation does not seem as wondrous as the first film. But I'm also not 9.‐ Akron Beacon Journal
Read More | Posted Sep 18, 2017
33% A Dog's Purpose (2017) Even though I possess the cynical, weary heart of a journalist, I thought it was a charming film filled with joyous moments. One that tugs at your heart and leaves a lump in your throat.‐ Akron Beacon Journal
Read More | Posted Sep 18, 2017
2/4 68% mother! (2017) It was supposed to be an edgy, innovative, horror-mystery experience. Instead, it's a big pretentious pile of piffle.‐ Akron Beacon Journal
Read More | Posted Sep 14, 2017
80% Chuck (2017) Chuck is an interesting character study, and thanks to Schreiber's self-deprecating narration and blunt confessionals, we feel for Wepner and his struggles.‐ Akron Beacon Journal
Read More | Posted Aug 11, 2017
83% Detroit (2017) It's a powerful reminder of our ugly past and a hugely important topic, but it is not an especially captivating film.‐ Akron Beacon Journal
Read More | Posted Aug 3, 2017
4/4 92% Dunkirk (2017) It's beautifully shot, with a panoramic depth and breadth of landscapes. It is also unrelenting.‐ Akron Beacon Journal
Read More | Posted Jul 20, 2017
3/4 49% Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets (2017) Valerian is a rollicking sci-fi romp. Director Luc Besson transports us to the 28th century and a fantastical space-station city crammed with colorful creatures, ornery aliens, ominous robot-killers and glittering levels of visual treats.‐ Akron Beacon Journal
Read More | Posted Jul 20, 2017
3/4 21% The Book of Henry (2017) The Book of Henry is a rare movie mix: A heart-tugging family drama that is also a thriller. Thanks to director Colin Trevorrow and writer Gregg Hurwitz, the two genres successfully co-exist to create a memorable and moving film experience.‐ Akron Beacon Journal
Read More | Posted Jun 15, 2017
3/4 92% Wonder Woman (2017) Get ready for Gal Gadot to become etched in the pop culture pantheon of strong women who can kick some butt, slay a few stereotypes and own a movie.‐ Akron Beacon Journal
Read More | Posted May 31, 2017
3/4 30% Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales (2017) Has any actor ever seemed as comfortable in a role as Johnny Depp channeling Capt. Jack Sparrow? I suppose it's the equivalent of us slapping on saggy sweat pants and a ratty T-shirt for some serious Sunday couch time.‐ Akron Beacon Journal
Read More | Posted May 25, 2017
2.5/4 83% Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 (2017) It's overwrought and overlong. Whereas the first Guardians soared, this one kind of lumbers toward the finish line.‐ Akron Beacon Journal
Read More | Posted May 4, 2017
3.5/4 71% Beauty and the Beast (2017) I spent much of the film marveling at the amount of meticulous work that went into every set, every background, every costume. I wanted to hit pause so I could linger a bit on some of the more astonishing visual offerings.‐ Akron Beacon Journal
Read More | Posted Mar 16, 2017
2.5/4 76% Kong: Skull Island (2017) For all of its winning ways, Kong: Skull Island features some of the most empty, underwritten characters in memory. But you probably weren't expecting that anyway from this latest attempt to cash in on the legend of the giant gorilla.‐ Akron Beacon Journal
Read More | Posted Mar 9, 2017
51% The World Is Not Enough (1999) What happens this time around? You know exactly what happens: Bond shoots people, has sex and saves the world. The beauty is, as with most Bond movies, it doesn't matter.‐ Cleveland Plain Dealer
Posted Nov 2, 2015
A 93% Sicario (2015) Sicario grabs you in the opening frame, then refuses to let go. Director Denis Villeneuve and his sterling cast have created an unrelentingly intense crime thriller. ‐ Cleveland Plain Dealer
Posted Sep 30, 2015
B 60% The Intern (2015) Robert De Niro is adorable. Really.‐ Cleveland Plain Dealer
Posted Sep 30, 2015
C+ 10% Stonewall (2015) Despite the volatile subject matter, Stonewall is a rather bland rendering. ‐ Cleveland Plain Dealer
Posted Sep 30, 2015
B+ 73% Everest (2015) It serves in part as a memorial, a testament to the survivors, to those who tried desperately to rescue their teammates at enormous personal risk, and to the lives lost. ‐ Cleveland Plain Dealer
Posted Sep 21, 2015
B 46% Maze Runner: The Scorch Trials (2015) The second Maze Runner is an entertaining action-adventure that not only stands on its own, but surpasses the more limited rewards of the first film. ‐ Cleveland Plain Dealer
Posted Sep 21, 2015
B 92% Grandma (2015) It does not have the most deeply drawn characters or invigorating plot. But what it does have is pretty special: Lily Tomlin. ‐ Cleveland Plain Dealer
Posted Sep 21, 2015
B+ 65% The Visit (2015) Shyamalan creates good scares, and laughs, in this comedy-horror hybrid.‐ Cleveland Plain Dealer
Posted Sep 10, 2015
B- 73% Slow Learners (2015) Adam Pally (The Mindy Project) and Sarah Burns (Enlightened) are good company and well-versed in dual deadpan delivery. ‐ Cleveland Plain Dealer
Posted Sep 10, 2015
B+ No Score Yet Eadweard (2015) First-time director Kyle Rideout, who co-wrote the screenplay with Josh Epstein, has a marvelous touch when it comes to embracing Muybridge's photographic passions.‐ Cleveland Plain Dealer
Read More | Posted Sep 4, 2015
B- 77% Steve Jobs: Man in the Machine (2015) Much of the film is devoted to debunking Apple's image. ‐ Cleveland Plain Dealer
Posted Sep 4, 2015
C+ 82% Mistress America (2015) A game effort, but the script is just not sharp and witty enough, and the characters are not compelling enough, to drive it home. ‐ Cleveland Plain Dealer
Posted Sep 4, 2015
C 66% The Man From U.N.C.L.E. (2015) Like its slick trailer, The Man from U.N.C.L.E. is handsome and inviting, but its rewards are brief and unsatisfying. ‐ Cleveland Plain Dealer
Posted Aug 14, 2015
A- 91% The End Of The Tour (2015) Jason Segel delivers a wonderfully moving, memorable performance as David Foster Wallace.‐ Cleveland Plain Dealer
Posted Aug 14, 2015
A 94% Best Of Enemies (2015) Smart, insightful, thought-provoking and wildly entertaining.‐ Cleveland Plain Dealer
Posted Aug 14, 2015
B 64% Ricki And The Flash (2015) While the first half is a compelling, satisfying ride, the characters kind of meander through the second half. ‐ Cleveland Plain Dealer
Posted Aug 6, 2015
C- 46% Irrational Man (2015) Emma Stone and Joaquin Phoenix cannot save Woody Allen's clunky and contrived Irrational Man.‐ Cleveland Plain Dealer
Posted Aug 6, 2015
A- 93% Mission: Impossible Rogue Nation (2015) As spy franchises go, this one has been pretty electric. ‐ Cleveland Plain Dealer
Posted Jul 30, 2015
B+ 52% A LEGO Brickumentary (2015) Jason Bateman explains Lego-mania in this fun, breezy little documentary.‐ Cleveland Plain Dealer
Posted Jul 30, 2015
A- 26% Vacation (2015) Unlike its summer brothers-in-raunch, Ted 2 and Trainwreck, which feel the need to dip into sentiment and speechifying, Vacation is a straight up comedy.‐ Cleveland Plain Dealer
Posted Jul 28, 2015
C 88% The Tribe (2015) The lack-of-language barrier is the least of its problems. ‐ Cleveland Plain Dealer
Posted Jul 17, 2015
B 89% Mr. Holmes (2015) The storyline may not thrill you, but Ian McKellen's performance will.‐ Cleveland Plain Dealer
Posted Jul 17, 2015
B 82% Ant-Man (2015) Rudd's charm and easygoing sense of humor keeps us engaged, even though 'Ant-Man' is the least clever and ambitious of the recent spate of Marvel movies.‐ Cleveland Plain Dealer
Posted Jul 17, 2015
B+ 83% Testament Of Youth (2015) Alicia Vikander is sublime. ‐ Cleveland Plain Dealer
Posted Jul 15, 2015
B 86% Trainwreck (2015) Turning the whole 'slut' thing upside down. ‐ Cleveland Plain Dealer
Posted Jul 15, 2015
B+ 18% Self/less (2015) Ben Kingsley comes back to life as Ryan Reynolds (sort of) in this intriguing sci-fi thriller.‐ Cleveland Plain Dealer
Posted Jul 9, 2015
B- 32% Kick-Ass 2 (2013) [Kick-Ass 2] wisely banks on the charisma of Moretz and Taylor-Johnson. But the filmmakers run out of script long before the climax.‐ Cleveland Plain Dealer
Posted Jul 7, 2015
A 88% Inglourious Basterds (2009) It's a lot to take in. But in the end, Tarantino leaves you wanting more.‐ Cleveland Plain Dealer
Read More | Posted Jun 30, 2015