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Courtney Howard

Courtney Howard
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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
C- 88% Thelma (2017) Sad to say, this is a story you've seen before.‐ Fresh Fiction
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D 64% Happy End (2017) Whatever [Haneke] intended to express winds up as an aimless, pointless waste of time and resources.‐ Fresh Fiction
Read More | Posted Nov 16, 2017
39% Justice League (2017) It's a sad day when superheroes fail to show you why they are so super.‐ SassyMamaInLA
Read More | Posted Nov 16, 2017
D+ 83% Thoroughbreds (2018) This one should be sent to the glue factory.‐ Fresh Fiction
Read More | Posted Nov 15, 2017
B- 83% Wonder (2017) It's probably not a shocker to learn [this] is gonna make you cry. What is a heartrending surprise is how gently it delivers its earnest profundity on the ripple effect of kindness.‐ Fresh Fiction
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C 50% The Leisure Seeker (2018) The Leisure Seeker is what we in the biz call, "something else." ‐ Fresh Fiction
Read More | Posted Nov 12, 2017
C+ 93% Film Stars Don't Die in Liverpool (2017) A touching, tender love story and a respectful, fully cinematic biography of an underappreciated talent, whose scandalous tastes eclipsed her star power.‐ Fresh Fiction
Read More | Posted Nov 12, 2017
A- 95% The Disaster Artist (2017) The hilarity and insanity will hook you, but the core of the film is male camaraderie and the indomitable spirit of an enigmatic 'auteur.'‐ SassyMamaInLA
Read More | Posted Nov 12, 2017
B+ 92% Loveless (Nelyubov) (2017) A provocative parable with a sharp bite that tears the flesh.‐ Fresh Fiction
Read More | Posted Nov 11, 2017
C+ 54% In the Fade (Aus dem Nichts) (2017) Despite being emotionally unrelenting and taut, and housing a fantastic performance from its lead, it still makes calculated mistakes that hobble its intent.‐ Fresh Fiction
Read More | Posted Nov 10, 2017
A- 100% Summer 1993 (Estiu 1993) (2017) Simón's touching, tender autobiography falls in between the greats like THE 400 BLOWS and PONETTE, yet is completely unique and deeply personal.‐ Fresh Fiction
Read More | Posted Nov 10, 2017
30% I Do... Until I Don't (2017) Don't say yes to this mess.‐ SassyMamaInLA
Read More | Posted Nov 10, 2017
A- 85% It (2017) Perfectly capturing the frights of the novel whilst adding new fears (and causing some tears), this bone-chilling masterwork is the horror book's pages sprung to life.‐ SassyMamaInLA
Read More | Posted Nov 10, 2017
68% mother! (2017) An exemplary, psychological horror, whose nihilism is two sides of the same coin - obvious and nuanced, frightening and darkly funny, hopeful and pessimistic.‐ SassyMamaInLA
Read More | Posted Nov 10, 2017
F 5% Flatliners (2017) Lacking the same smarts, sass and scientific complexities as the original, there's nothing signifying why it needed to be brought back to life.‐ SassyMamaInLA
Read More | Posted Nov 10, 2017
D 59% The Foreigner (2017) Comes across less like the tense, character-driven page-turner you really want to see, and more like your dad's beach read that got all corroded in the hot sun and saltwater.‐ SassyMamaInLA
Read More | Posted Nov 10, 2017
B+ 80% The Square (2017) It's a satirical, wild ride. It's ART!‐ SassyMamaInLA
Read More | Posted Nov 10, 2017
A 78% The Killing of a Sacred Deer (2017) This psychological thriller is completely riveting, getting under your skin and staying there.‐ SassyMamaInLA
Read More | Posted Nov 10, 2017
D- 26% Suburbicon (2017) [This] is George Clooney's contribution to not helping the cause‐ SassyMamaInLA
Read More | Posted Nov 10, 2017
28% A Bad Moms Christmas (2017) This present is akin to a lump of coal in all our stockings.‐ SassyMamaInLA
Read More | Posted Nov 10, 2017
3.5/5 58% Murder On The Orient Express (2017) Despite dripping with golden-era-Hollywood appeal, and a ferociously talented ensemble, the picture comes up slightly short - though it's passably entertaining.‐ SassyMamaInLA
Read More | Posted Nov 10, 2017
A- 72% Wonderstruck (2017) With its daring, audacious spirit, coupled with elegantly shaped themes and aesthetics, it will strike you with wonder.‐ Fresh Fiction
Read More | Posted Nov 5, 2017
B 92% Thor: Ragnarok (2017) This eye-popping spectacle is remarkably dazzling, uproarious and unadulterated fun that exceeds all expectations.‐ Fresh Fiction
Read More | Posted Nov 5, 2017
4.5/5 93% Mission: Impossible Rogue Nation (2015) Gripping, suspenseful and incredibly thrilling, this delivers more than we could ever ask for from a film in its genre, but also from popcorn entertainment in general.‐ Fresh Fiction
Read More | Posted Nov 5, 2017
1/5 24% The Search (2015) Trying desperately to be provocative (it's not), the only feeling it leaves you with is indignation that you wasted any time on such an insulting mess.‐ Fresh Fiction
Read More | Posted Nov 5, 2017
3/5 15% Kill Me Three Times (2015) The fun kicks in whenever Simon Pegg's around, but when he's not, the film - and the audience - suffers somewhat.‐ Fresh Fiction
Read More | Posted Nov 5, 2017
4/5 48% Home (2015) Laced with gentle humor and a few genuine tugs on the heartstrings, this light-spirited romp is joyful, bubbly fun.‐ Fresh Fiction
Read More | Posted Nov 5, 2017
1/5 17% The Gunman (2015) With no sense of scale, scope, story or how to shoot bruising action, Morel misses the target.‐ Fresh Fiction
Read More | Posted Nov 5, 2017
1/5 91% Elle L'adore (2015) Herry fails spectacularly to nail the inherent comedy of the situations, which maddeningly come across as internalized misogyny over all else.‐ Fresh Fiction
Read More | Posted Nov 5, 2017
3.5/5 100% A Perfect Man (Un Homme Idéal) (2015) Taut, twisty and riveting, the perfectly sun-tanned noir ironically steals the right parts from its inspirations all while making it fresh.‐ Fresh Fiction
Read More | Posted Nov 5, 2017
5/5 No Score Yet Le Dernier Coup De Marteau (2015) A captivating coming-of-age gem that shares a similar tone, vibrance and style with the Dardennes' films all whilst having a unique voice of its own.‐ Fresh Fiction
Read More | Posted Nov 5, 2017
3/5 No Score Yet Atlit (2015) As enrapturing as it can be infuriating, the film's a mixed bag of charm and political protest.‐ Fresh Fiction
Read More | Posted Nov 5, 2017
4.5/5 No Score Yet La cité muette (2015) Van Tassel shines a light on a blight on France's history, crafting an incredibly moving and necessary documentary that's a must-see even for those outside of France.‐ Fresh Fiction
Read More | Posted Nov 5, 2017
2.5/5 No Score Yet L'affaire SK1 (2015) What should make for a gripping thriller comes across as Polisse meets an episode of Law & Order: SVU, never being as good as either.‐ Fresh Fiction
Read More | Posted Nov 5, 2017
3/5 No Score Yet Une heure de tranquillité (2014) It's a light-hearted farce that unfortunately doubles as forgettable froth.‐ Fresh Fiction
Read More | Posted Nov 5, 2017
3.5/5 78% Steak (R)evolution (2015) The film successfully makes audiences think about where their meat is coming from, and the path it took to get to their tables and tummies.‐ Fresh Fiction
Read More | Posted Nov 5, 2017
1/5 No Score Yet Toute première fois (I Kissed a Girl) (2015) I Kissed A Girl preaches a distorted mentality of "I can change him." My mentality is "I want to change this movie."‐ Fresh Fiction
Read More | Posted Nov 5, 2017
2.5/5 50% In the Name of My Daughter (2015) Feeling more in line with a blasé made-for-TV-movie, the film coasts mostly on the strength of the stellar ensemble's performances and Nice's gorgeous scenery.‐ Fresh Fiction
Read More | Posted Nov 5, 2017
1.5/5 9% Fantastic Four (2015) As it stands, Trank's film only makes you appreciate what Tim Story tried to do.‐ Fresh Fiction
Read More | Posted Nov 5, 2017
4.5/5 94% The Diary Of A Teenage Girl (2015) The provocative picture Heller paints captures the essence of sexual discovery, female identity and coming of age in an almost pristine package. It's genuinely remarkable.‐ Fresh Fiction
Read More | Posted Nov 5, 2017
3.5/5 55% The Age of Adaline (2015) Functioning as a sly meta-comment on this town's love for preserving things, the smart romantic drama will make you think twice about ever again wishing for eternal youth.‐ Fresh Fiction
Read More | Posted Nov 5, 2017
2.5/5 47% Maze Runner: The Scorch Trials (2015) While the sequel moderately improves on its predecessor, it's still incredibly pedestrian and logistically infuriating. ‐ Fresh Fiction
Read More | Posted Nov 4, 2017
3.5/5 73% Everest (2015) Long on palm-sweat-inducing tension and large in scale, the production hits high notes courtesy of the talented ensemble and nature's beautiful (albeit humbling) splendor.‐ Fresh Fiction
Read More | Posted Nov 4, 2017
1.5/5 71% Pawn Sacrifice (2015) Sacrificing electricity and artistry, the portrait it paints is by-the-numbers rather than an original masterpiece.‐ Fresh Fiction
Read More | Posted Nov 4, 2017
3/5 81% Labyrinth Of Lies (2015) The film, while commercially accessible and moderately interesting, is unfortunately perfectly forgettable. ‐ Fresh Fiction
Read More | Posted Nov 4, 2017
2.5/5 4% Shanghai (2015) Perhaps the greatest mystery this film never solves isn't why Shanghai fell, but rather how such a magnificent cast was ever swayed to climb aboard.‐ Fresh Fiction
Read More | Posted Nov 4, 2017
3.5/5 35% Knock Knock (2015) As provocative as it is polarizing and sickly perverse, the film stirs the pot with its portrait of marital malaise and Millennial entitlement.‐ Fresh Fiction
Read More | Posted Nov 4, 2017
3.5/5 91% Bridge of Spies (2015) The film doesn't quite do its real-life hero justice, but there are a few remarkable things to come out of it.‐ Fresh Fiction
Read More | Posted Nov 4, 2017
3/5 62% Truth (2015) The trouble is, in recounting Mapes' case, it winds up throwing her back under the bus.‐ Fresh Fiction
Read More | Posted Nov 4, 2017
1/5 44% Scouts Guide to the Zombie Apocalypse (2015) The raunch-zom-com falls far short of a film with any modicum of brains.‐ Fresh Fiction
Read More | Posted Nov 4, 2017