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Cynthia Fuchs

Cynthia Fuchs
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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
5/10 63%

The Finest Hours (2016)

"It's not long before you realize that Ray's eyes tell their own story, more hauntingly and more urgently, than any of the plot's clunky machinations." ‐PopMatters
Posted Feb 3, 2016
4/10 50%

13 Hours: The Secret Soldiers Of Benghazi (2016)

"The movie celebrates soldiers' survival, their ingenuity and heroism, their efforts to save one another and to do what's right in the world they know. But it stops short of challenging that world." ‐PopMatters
Posted Feb 3, 2016
8/10 No Score Yet

Heroin: Cape Cod, USA (2015)

"This one straddles lines, formal and aesthetic, moral and diagnostic. That straddling makes judgment difficult. Still, of course, you're inclined to judge." ‐PopMatters
Posted Jan 8, 2016
8/10 86%

Heaven Knows What (2015)

"It might invite you to think again about how you think about what's real and what's fiction." ‐PopMatters
Posted Jan 2, 2016
4/10 47%

Home (2015)

"Home is more or less premised on refuting this cruel binary, encouraging kids to rethink conventions or family and otherness, fearfulness and he security of "home"." ‐PopMatters
Posted Jan 2, 2016
1/10 66%

Pitch Perfect 2 (2015)

"The new movie seems awfully like a combination cover and mash-up of the first movie, repeating in its structure what the plot also repeats." ‐PopMatters
Posted Jan 2, 2016
4/10 9%

Fantastic Four (2015)

"A jumble of predictable but also incoherent plot turns, dreadful dialogue, and unfortunate visual choices." ‐PopMatters
Posted Jan 2, 2016
5/10 93%

The Gift (2015)

"[The Gift features] a disturbing change in focus, one that drops you deep inside a whole other set of clichés." ‐PopMatters
Posted Jan 1, 2016
4/10 31%

Poltergeist (2015)

"The new movie doesn't even try to grapple with what's in front of it." ‐PopMatters
Posted Jan 1, 2016
8/10 No Score Yet

9-man (2014)

"The film doesn't resolve any of these questions, but in asking them, it looks also at how other sports take for granted who can play, how communities and identities are developed, and how assumptions shape expectations." ‐PopMatters
Posted Jan 1, 2016
5/10 61%

Southpaw (2015)

"The psychological architecture of Antoine Fuqua's movie is utterly familiar." ‐PopMatters
Posted Dec 31, 2015
8/10 58%

Maggie (2015)

"This idea of what's inside, of what's lost in death, and for whom, is not typically the focus of a zombie movie or of the post-apocalyptic scenarios with which Schwarzenegger is so famously associated." ‐PopMatters
Posted Dec 30, 2015
5/10 55%

The Age of Adaline (2015)

"The Age of Adaline is also slightly less a generic romance (though it is that, too) and more a consideration of time and desire, how each shapes the other." ‐PopMatters
Posted Dec 30, 2015
7/10 79%

Furious 7 (2015)

"The images are breathtaking, as are the ideas that any vehicle could actually handle such abuse, specifically abuse for which they are absolutely and utterly not made to handle." ‐PopMatters
Posted Dec 30, 2015
3/10 45%

No Escape (2015)

"It happens that the monsters here are "Asian", their plights and fears and reactions unspoken." ‐PopMatters
Posted Dec 30, 2015
4/10 58%

Insidious: Chapter 3 (2015)

"Elise is the chance for these movies to be different, to change up conventions or refresh the franchise. Instead, she's dropped into the same old business." ‐PopMatters
Posted Dec 30, 2015
7/10 34%

Blackhat (2015)

"The plot is both too in control and out, but the shots are absolutely taut, audacious, imperfect, and compelling." ‐PopMatters
Posted Dec 30, 2015
9/10 99%

Timbuktu (2015)

"Beautifully shot and subtly persuasive." ‐PopMatters
Posted Dec 30, 2015
5/10 61%

Concussion (2015)

""The human brain sits in a fluid," [Omalu] says, shaking the jar so the brain inside smacks alarmingly against the glass... Contrived and dramatic, this moment is typical of Concussion's tendency to overstatement." ‐PopMatters
Posted Dec 22, 2015
4/10 60%

Sisters (2015)

"Sisters invites you to feel "included", no matter your point of entry. But feeling part of what's familiar isn't by definition funny. It might be meta- or post- joking. It might also be just old." ‐PopMatters
Posted Dec 21, 2015
4/10 43%

In the Heart of the Sea (2015)

"Full of effects and acrobatic camerawork and impressive performances, the story's abiding interest in making money is a given. But its preemptive critique of that interest and the crass expectations and processes buoying it is superficial at best." ‐PopMatters
Posted Dec 16, 2015
8/10 98%

Almost Holy (Crocodile Gennadiy) (2016)

"No one can argue with Gennadyi's rousing effectiveness a performer, even as his exhortations can be both galvanizing and haranguing." ‐PopMatters
Posted Dec 16, 2015
4/10 48%

San Andreas (2015)

"What Johnson does best, probably better than anyone else right now, is to draw attention to the absurdity, even the impossibility of himself. In a movie so invested on making him seem possible, that performance, so endearing and so smart, gets lost." ‐PopMatters
Posted Dec 14, 2015
3/10 44%

True Story (2015)

"It's not that Jill speaks a truth you haven't known already. Rather, she intervenes in the men's and the movie's not-so-delicate storytelling, underlining what's obvious." ‐PopMatters
Posted Dec 14, 2015
2/10 16%

The Gallows (2015)

"It hardly seems to know what to do with itself." ‐PopMatters
Posted Dec 14, 2015
6/10 62%

Unfriended (2015)

"Unfriended is extra-timely. Yes, per formula, it shows that these kids' excesses lead to the same results suffered by other kids in other horror movies. But there's also something specific about the logistics of excess in Unfriended." ‐PopMatters
Posted Dec 14, 2015
8/10 93%

Ex Machina (2015)

"As the film tests you, you're left to sort out whether you pass." ‐PopMatters
Posted Dec 11, 2015
6/10 93%

Janis: Little Girl Blue (2015)

"Janis: Little Girl Blue is like other documentaries about rock stars lost or brilliant artists remembered, setting an inevitable conclusion against buoyant hopes." ‐PopMatters
Posted Dec 10, 2015
10/10 95%

Amy (2015)

"As sad as Winehouse's story may be, Amy is gorgeous and provocative, too." ‐PopMatters
Posted Dec 7, 2015
5/10 50%

Tomorrowland (2015)

"Loving a future that used to be "better," as Frank terms it, a future imagined before cynicism was pervasive (at least for cute white boys like Frank used to be), the movie is predictably incoherent. It wants an old future, one that's long gone." ‐PopMatters
Posted Dec 7, 2015
4/10 67%

The Man From U.N.C.L.E. (2015)

"The Man from U.N.C.L.E. is tongue in cheek. But still, it's slow going. For a Guy Ritchie movie, that may be the saddest thing to say." ‐PopMatters
Posted Dec 7, 2015
8/10 80%

Chi-Raq (2015)

"As divisive as media can be -- and surely the sheer noise of cable TV and social media can be daunting --their potential to transform is equally compelling and dramatic. As they see it, Lysistrata and Miss Helen can change the world." ‐PopMatters
Posted Dec 4, 2015
5/10 91%

The End Of The Tour (2015)

"The dance [scene] suggests that Lipsky... has missed what Wallace might have shared. But in its strained dreaminess, its very movie-ness, the dance also suggests that The End of the Tour has missed it, too." ‐PopMatters
Posted Dec 1, 2015
8/10 97%

Tangerine (2015)

"As dazzling as Tangerine makes their many surfaces, as beautiful as its rich primary colors and wide shots surely are, you're ever aware of what's just out of frame, whether it's the untold story or the secret kept." ‐PopMatters
Posted Nov 30, 2015
8/10 96%

Spotlight (2015)

"This idea of "enough" forms the thematic spine... It's an idea that becomes increasingly complicated, in the many relationships forged here, between sources and reporters, reporters and editors, attorneys and political figures, victims and criminals." ‐PopMatters
Posted Nov 25, 2015
4/10 24%

Victor Frankenstein (2015)

"Despite McAvoy's terrific performance, the movie looks confused, rather like Igor's first self-image." ‐PopMatters
Posted Nov 25, 2015
6/10 No Score Yet

Mimi and Dona (2015)

"Mimi and Dona looks at situations common in many families, situations that are never easily resolved." ‐PopMatters
Posted Nov 24, 2015
4/10 39%

Secret in Their Eyes (2015)

"That both films ponder the correspondences between love and revenge, their similar myopia and selfishness, is to their credit. That neither movie gets out from under the architecture of sentimental excess, coincidence, and overstatement is not." ‐PopMatters
Posted Nov 20, 2015
10/10 No Score Yet

Toto si surorile lui (Toto and His Sisters) (2014)

"It offers complication and nuance, as well as respect for the kids' ingenuity, their generosity, and their havoc." ‐PopMatters
Posted Nov 18, 2015
9/10 100%

Democrats (2015)

"[A] brilliant documentary." ‐PopMatters
Posted Nov 18, 2015
5/10 65%

The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 1 (2014)

"The Hunger Games movies have hit that emotional note, pitting Peeta against Gale, distracting Katniss with young-adultish emotional havoc. Whether it distracts you is the question." ‐PopMatters
Posted Nov 16, 2015
5/10 65%

Spectre (2015)

"[The film's] first shot is precisely lovely, a dance of framing and figures, a display of craft and thoughtfulness and ingenuity. Then the rest of the movie happens." ‐PopMatters
Posted Nov 12, 2015
7/10 90%

The Imitation Game (2014)

"[Turing is] a puzzle, yes, but to its credit, The Imitation Game doesn't pretend to solve him." ‐PopMatters
Posted Nov 9, 2015
6/10 97%

Brooklyn (2015)

"Most insistently, the film focuses on Ellis' search, her stunning pale blue eyes, her look over a shoulder, he walk away from the camera down a sidewalk." ‐PopMatters
Posted Nov 5, 2015
10/10 97%

Heart of a Dog (2015)

"As much as Anderson is renowned and admired for being a compelling, even transfixing storyteller, she also makes clear her distrust of storytelling per se." ‐PopMatters
Posted Nov 3, 2015
3/10 35%

Our Brand is Crisis (2015)

"Our Brand Is Crisis's formulaic episodes create clutter." ‐PopMatters
Posted Nov 3, 2015
4/10 62%

Truth (2015)

"An awfully conventional melodrama." ‐PopMatters
Posted Oct 29, 2015
7/10 86%

Steve Jobs (2015)

"Maddening and charismatic, Steve doesn't so much develop as he represents, vividly and terribly, a complicated geometry of success." ‐PopMatters
Posted Oct 29, 2015
6/10 91%

Bridge of Spies (2015)

"The compromises and hypocrisies are perfectly hinted at in Hanks' and especially Rylance's superb performances, but they're also hammered home in edited sequences that lurch from one storyline to another." ‐PopMatters
Posted Oct 21, 2015
6/10 71%

Crimson Peak (2015)

"Crimson Peak knows you know what it's doing." ‐PopMatters
Posted Oct 21, 2015
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