Clint Worthington

Clint Worthington
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T-Meter Title | Year Review
93% How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World (2019) Going back to its roots as a coming-of-age tale, the story grows out of Hiccup and Toothless' maturity, and the natural growing apart that comes as a result. - The Spool EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 20, 2019
B- 71% Everybody Knows (Todos lo saben) (2019) Together, the two are like lightning, Farhadi rightly content to just let the background fade away and let their searing, layered chemistry take center stage. - Consequence of Sound EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 14, 2019
100% Among Wolves (2019) Among Wolves shows a Bosnia struggling past unforgettable communal trauma, and how it affects individuals in ways both big and small. - The Spool EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 14, 2019
B+ 68% Happy Death Day 2U (2019) Wherever they go next, let's hope it remains inventive and enjoyable as it is here. - Consequence of Sound EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 12, 2019
B+ 93% High Flying Bird (2019) It's alienating by design - the walls of avarice closing in on the marginalized people trapped in its encroachments. - Consequence of Sound EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 8, 2019
B 86% The LEGO Movie 2: The Second Part (2019) The Second Part manages to complicate the previous film's sentiments in a sneaky, rewarding way. - Consequence of Sound EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 6, 2019
26% Polar (2019) Every second grates and confuses in equal measure, with nary a thrill of inventive, exciting action filmmaking to break up the monotony. - Consequence of Sound EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 5, 2019
83% Brexit (2019) It's a handsome but frustrating watch, equal parts civics lecture and dark political farce, with all the lily-white gravitas England's acting community can offer. - The Spool EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 19, 2019
37% Glass (2019) Suffice to say whatever illusions of a comeback M. Night Shyamalan may have had are likely shattered, like so many of Elijah Price's brittle bones. - The Spool EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 16, 2019
A- 88% Fyre (2019) It's not hard to root for these poor saps, saddled with the legacy of a sunken ship they struggled so hard to right before it was too late. - Consequence of Sound EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 15, 2019
B 93% Bumblebee (2018) Everything about Bumblebee feels like a fresh start for the franchise: director Travis Knight strips down the Transformers aesthetic to something cleaner and more coherent... - Consequence of Sound EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 19, 2018
66% Vice (2018) By the time the credits roll, you can't help but feel beaten down by McKay's sledgehammer tactics, dissolved by his acid tongue. - The Spool EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 17, 2018
C- 53% Once Upon a Deadpool (2018) If there's any real entertainment value to be gleaned with Once Upon a Deadpool, it's in the film's bookends with a captive Fred Savage. - Consequence of Sound EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 12, 2018
78% Mary Poppins Returns (2018) Mary Poppins Returns offers up a grand old time underneath the lovely London sky. - The Spool EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 12, 2018
B- 65% Aquaman (2018) The real appeal of Aquaman comes down to director James Wan, who goes full bore with all the Silver Age pulp the source material has to offer. - Consequence of Sound EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 11, 2018
94% The Favourite (2018) A high-court historical pantomime on par with Stillman's delightful Love & Friendship, slathered with a heaping helping of anger like mud marring a delicate ball gown. - The Spool EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 5, 2018
97% Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse (2018) Living in this curious intersection between stop-motion animation, comic book styling, and street art, Spider-Verse comes closest to the sensation of reading a comic book. - The Spool EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 2, 2018
88% Ralph Breaks the Internet (2018) It's a rare thing when a film can throw shade at unboxing videos while reminding Mom and Dad they really should check in with their old college roommate. - The Spool EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 20, 2018
C 70% The Christmas Chronicles (2018) The Christmas Chronicles is a passable enough lark, and may well be on the upper end of the spectrum when it comes to modern cinematic Christmas fare - Consequence of Sound EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 15, 2018
No Score Yet Keep Talking (2018) A joyous celebration of the fellowship and community that centers around something as unifying as language - The Spool EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 9, 2018
89% Prospect (2018) Every inch of Prospect feels like Earl and Caldwell spent years developing the film's grimy, lived-in futuristic world, which is the film's real standout. - The Spool EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 9, 2018
B 91% The Ballad of Buster Scruggs (2018) The uneven quality of the vignettes aside, The Ballad of Buster Scruggs is still a suitably Coenesque jaunt through the merciless trails of the American West. - Consequence of Sound EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 8, 2018
63% Outlaw King (2018) Outlaw King plays out like a filler episode of Game of Thrones, between its Battle of the Bastards-like treatment of medieval combat and cribbing half its cast. - The Spool EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 5, 2018
71% Hostiles (2018) It feels like an overextended, inwardly focused self-flagellation that doesn't take Native perspectives into true consideration. - The Spool EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 26, 2018
91% Phantom Thread (2018) The film, like Reynolds' own artistic creations, is highly considered and filled with obsessive detail, Anderson's filmmaking as intricate and delicate as lace. - The Spool EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 26, 2018
100% Paddington 2 (2018) Amid the antics, Paddington 2 still manages to be a sweet, moving tale about what families are willing to do for one another. - The Spool EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 26, 2018
80% Film Stars Don't Die in Liverpool (2017) A handsome but anemic sob story about the cruelty and vanity of Hollywood that isn't nearly as interesting as its central performance. - The Spool EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 26, 2018
75% Mom and Dad (2018) Mom and Dad is a deliciously perverse thriller with gore and dark laughs to spare. - The Spool EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 26, 2018
100% 42 Grams (2017) All in all, this doc offers a sumptuous meal for lovers of fine food and the challenges of creativity. - The Spool EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 26, 2018
97% God's Own Country (2017) By the time you reach the film's final, tear-jerking minutes, you'll understand why it's one of the most lovingly rendered romances of the year. - The Spool EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 26, 2018
No Score Yet The Astrologer (2013) A balls-to-the-wall distillation of everything Denney is and wishes to be, with all the talent of a first-time filmmaker with a penchant for shameless self-mythology. - The Spool EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 26, 2018
78% Before We Vanish (Sanpo suru shinryakusha) (2018) Before We Vanish delights as much as it confuses - and, considering its slower pace and two-plus hour running time - occasionally bores. - The Spool EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 26, 2018
12% Fifty Shades Freed (2018) For a series whose central appeal is ostensibly pushing sexual taboos, Freed is shockingly chaste. - The Spool EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 26, 2018
94% A Fantastic Woman (Una mujer fantástica) (2018) At its core, A Fantastic Woman is a story about grief and the walls we put up to avoid processing it, that just so happens to include the added context of trans identity. - The Spool EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 26, 2018
97% Black Panther (2018) Black Panther is a solid, if far from perfect, superhero film, a Marvel flick with a muscular political backbone and a clear sense of its own identity. - The Spool EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 26, 2018
90% Isle of Dogs (2018) There's a big, beating heart at the center of Isle of Dogs, this time around the spiritual connection that exists between mankind and the animals they love. - The Spool EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 26, 2018
89% You Were Never Really Here (2018) It's an assault on the senses, an unrelenting portrait of brutality that nonetheless finds instances of beauty among the chaos. - The Spool EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 26, 2018
90% Lean on Pete (2018) Lean on Pete is a devastating but enriching study of the ways the world tests our innocence, and the very understandable desire to hold onto it. - The Spool EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 26, 2018
85% Avengers: Infinity War (2018) That the film holds together as well as it does, and provides some truly fan-destroying shocks along the way, is nothing short of miraculous. - The Spool EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 26, 2018
65% Downrange (2017) All the visual flair in the world can't make up for one of the most unlikable, un-charismatic cadres of horror protagonists in years. - The Spool EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 26, 2018
84% Disobedience (2018) In Disobedience, we find a layered, lovingly crafted sermon - not just in the rabbinical speeches that bookend the film, but the compelling drama in between. - The Spool EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 26, 2018
94% RBG (2018) Cohen and West's account of her life may not blow any minds from a formal perspective, but it offers an eye-opening glimpse into exactly what makes RBG so notorious. - The Spool EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 26, 2018
83% Deadpool 2 (2018) Overall, Deadpool 2 is a decent improvement over the first, a more assured and calculated film that takes what worked about his debut effort and slices off the fat. - The Spool EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 26, 2018
70% Solo: A Star Wars Story (2018) If you allow yourself to surrender to its fast-paced heists and winning performances, it's a cracking little space adventure about the dregs of the galaxy. - The Spool EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 26, 2018
89% Hereditary (2018) From its opening frames, Hereditary digs its claws into you and doesn't let go. - The Spool EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 26, 2018
57% Hotel Artemis (2018) From cutesy codenames to cheesy needle-drops, Hotel Artemis giddily runs with all its genre pastiche. - The Spool EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 26, 2018
88% Ant-Man and the Wasp (2018) One of the biggest victories of Ant-Man and the Wasp is that, like Civil War before it, it lets Rudd be Rudd. - The Spool EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 26, 2018
93% Sorry to Bother You (2018) It's Brazil meets Black Mirror meets Do the Right Thing in equal measure. - The Spool EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 26, 2018
100% Hanagatami (2017) For all its eye-popping music video weirdness, there's a deep core of humanism to Hanagatami's story of children doing their damndest to maintain their innocence. - The Spool EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 26, 2018
79% Blue My Mind (2017) If anything, Brühlmann takes too mild a touch with the mermaid metaphor in Blue My Mind. - The Spool EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 26, 2018