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Daniel M. Kimmel

Daniel M. Kimmel
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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
3/5 83% All These Small Moments (2019) Whether it's a confession, a revelation, or a reconciliation, this is a movie about people trying to live their lives... It resonates because the characters seem real.‐ New England Movies Weekly
Read More | Posted Jan 17, 2019
2/5 37% Glass (2019) As with Shyamalan's other films, characters don't act like human beings but are simply plot devices. ‐ New England Movies Weekly
Read More | Posted Jan 17, 2019
5/5 71% On the Basis of Sex (2019) Jones, seeming to realize that she is depicting an American icon, portrays her with dignity but not as a clay idol.‐ New England Movies Weekly
Read More | Posted Jan 10, 2019
3/5 57% A Dog's Way Home (2019) If it isn't a great artistic achievement, it is a well-crafted movie that achieves exactly what it sets out to do. If you find such material appealing, it will work.‐ New England Movies Weekly
Read More | Posted Jan 10, 2019
2.5/5 39% The Upside (2019) The film is predictable in too many ways, but when it works it's because of the rapport that develops between Cranston and Hart. ‐ New England Movies Weekly
Read More | Posted Jan 10, 2019
2.5/5 54% Escape Room (2019) It's one of those "jump scare" films that will generate screams, clutched arms and - for the more cynical - rolling eyes. It's definitely check-your-brains-at-the-door time. ‐ New England Movies Weekly
Read More | Posted Jan 4, 2019
2.5/5 62% Mary Queen of Scots (2018) ...a missed opportunity to shed light on a key moment in history, using it instead to export contemporary concerns to the past.‐ New England Movies Weekly
Read More | Posted Dec 23, 2018
2.5/5 64% Vice (2018) Its obvious strength is a bravura performance by Christian Bale as Cheney.‐ New England Movies Weekly
Read More | Posted Dec 23, 2018
3/5 59% Vox Lux (2018) ...an ambitious film that proves to be less than the sum of its parts... but fans of Natalie Portman won't want to miss her risk-taking performance here. ‐ New England Movies Weekly
Read More | Posted Dec 23, 2018
3.5/5 97% They Shall Not Grow Old (2018) ...a movie that makes these figures in old footage more than historical curiosities, but real people which, of course, they were. ‐ New England Movies Weekly
Read More | Posted Dec 23, 2018
2.5/5 79% Ben is Back (2018) The problem is in the script, as filmmaker Hedges doesn't seem to have asked himself why an audience would want to subject themselves to this.‐ New England Movies Weekly
Read More | Posted Dec 21, 2018
2/5 31% Welcome to Marwen (2018) The unspoken message seems to be that we're lucky that Hogancamp was brutalized and nearly died because, as a result, he's now making imaginative art. ‐ New England Movies Weekly
Read More | Posted Dec 20, 2018
3/5 64% Aquaman (2018) As superhero origin stories go, it's actually an improvement over most of the movies based on DC comics.‐ New England Movies Weekly
Read More | Posted Dec 20, 2018
2.5/5 78% Mary Poppins Returns (2018) ...less than a sequel than a muddled attempt to clone the elements of the original film. ‐ New England Movies Weekly
Read More | Posted Dec 18, 2018
3/5 26% Mortal Engines (2018) What makes it fascinating even for those unfamiliar with the source material (like this reviewer) is its stunning visual design. ‐ New England Movies Weekly
Read More | Posted Dec 13, 2018
3.5/5 99% Tea With the Dames (Nothing Like a Dame) (2018) It's not going to be a blockbuster and won't engage the majority of moviegoers, but for those it does, it's priceless.‐ New England Movies Weekly
Read More | Posted Nov 30, 2018
5/5 82% Green Book (2018) Green Book is about two men from very different worlds and experiences who discover their common humanity.‐ New England Movies Weekly
Read More | Posted Nov 21, 2018
4/5 88% Ralph Breaks the Internet (2018) It's in the grand tradition of the classic Hollywood cartoons in that it provides entertainment for all ages, even if you end up laughing at different things.‐ New England Movies Weekly
Read More | Posted Nov 21, 2018
3.5/5 38% Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald (2018) For Rowling's loyal fans this is an exciting next chapter. For those who haven't paid much attention, it provide some fantastic moments but may seem otherwise impenetrable. ‐ New England Movies Weekly
Read More | Posted Nov 15, 2018
3/5 91% Widows (2018) ...an entertaining thriller that grabs you from the start and puts you through the wringer. It may not be art, but it's rattling good entertainment. ‐ New England Movies Weekly
Read More | Posted Nov 15, 2018
3/5 63% Outlaw King (2018) ...a historical melodrama that will engage the eyes and stir the blood.‐ New England Movies Weekly
Read More | Posted Nov 9, 2018
3/5 58% The Grinch (2018) ...not the mess that the live action movie was, and should entertain family audiences. Skeptics will remain unconvinced that there was any need for a new version. ‐ New England Movies Weekly
Read More | Posted Nov 9, 2018
3.5/5 40% The Girl in the Spider's Web (2018) ...an entertaining thriller that falls short of the excitement and originality of the Swedish originals...‐ New England Movies Weekly
Read More | Posted Nov 9, 2018
3.5/5 34% The Nutcracker and the Four Realms (2018) ... an imaginative and charming movie for the upcoming holiday season. ‐ New England Movies Weekly
Read More | Posted Nov 1, 2018
4/5 62% Bohemian Rhapsody (2018) [Malek] burns up the screen as Mercury whether dealing with intimate personal issues, ego-driven conflicts behind the scenes, or on stage in performance. ‐ New England Movies Weekly
Read More | Posted Oct 31, 2018
3/5 37% Hunter Killer (2018) ...an unapologetic genre film that treats its material - and the audience - with respect.‐ New England Movies Weekly
Read More | Posted Oct 26, 2018
2.5/5 35% Johnny English Strikes Again (2018) Fans of the two previous Johnny English films will find this on par with the previous efforts...‐ New England Movies Weekly
Read More | Posted Oct 26, 2018
3.5/5 97% The Hate U Give (2018) ...an important contribution to bridging the racial divide. Let's hope people are paying attention.‐ New England Movies Weekly
Read More | Posted Oct 19, 2018
2.5/5 80% Chasing the Blues (2018) It's primarily a showcase for two young actors, Grant Rosenmeyer and Ronald L. Conner, who succeed in making the slight premise more entertaining than it warrants. ‐ New England Movies Weekly
Read More | Posted Oct 19, 2018
2/5 No Score Yet Molly (2018) With a better script, Molly might have risen to the level of a B-movie.‐ New England Movies Weekly
Read More | Posted Oct 13, 2018
5/5 88% First Man (2018) ...this may be the performance for which he'll be remembered.‐ New England Movies Weekly
Read More | Posted Oct 13, 2018
3.5/5 90% A Star Is Born (2018) Cooper's gamble - both in stepping in behind the camera and giving Lady Gaga her first starring film role - has paid off handsomely.‐ New England Movies Weekly
Read More | Posted Oct 5, 2018
3.5/5 29% Venom (2018) Venom delivers for its audience. It's exciting, entertaining, and fun. ‐ New England Movies Weekly
Read More | Posted Oct 5, 2018
2.5/5 28% Night School (2018) What makes this different from what passes for comedies these days is that it's not about humiliating its characters.‐ New England Movies Weekly
Read More | Posted Sep 30, 2018
1.5/5 65% Lizzie (2018) ...a film that moves at such a glacial pace that by the time we finally see the murders occur you're unlikely to care who is responsible. ‐ New England Movies Weekly
Read More | Posted Sep 20, 2018
3/5 13% Life Itself (2018) ...if your attitude is that life is meaningless and then you die, you may want to give this one a pass. Fogelman clearly believes life has meaning, even if we can't always see it for ourselves.‐ New England Movies Weekly
Read More | Posted Sep 20, 2018
2.5/5 92% Mandy (2018) [A] fever dream... with visuals that suggest that the characters, the filmmakers, or perhaps the audience are having their perceptions altered by drugs. ‐ New England Movies Weekly
Read More | Posted Sep 14, 2018
2/5 12% Peppermint (2018) It's standard action fare with shootings and explosions, but... there's nothing personal to it, which is the whole point of a revenge tale. ‐ New England Movies Weekly
Read More | Posted Sep 9, 2018
3.5/5 60% Operation Finale (2018) It is in the scenes between Isaac and the protean Ben Kingsley, adding another memorable performance to his filmography as Eichmann, where the film's dilemma plays out. ‐ New England Movies Weekly
Read More | Posted Aug 30, 2018
2/5 30% Kin (2018) [It] wastes a talented cast in a road movie tarted-up with some superficial science fiction trappings. ‐ New England Movies Weekly
Read More | Posted Aug 30, 2018
2/5 23% The Happytime Murders (2018) The puppetry may be topnotch, but the humor is crude with the result that most viewers won't have very much of a happy time at all. ‐ New England Movies Weekly
Read More | Posted Aug 24, 2018
2.5/5 36% Blue Iguana (2018) If you want a complex plot that makes sense with characters who are more three dimensional than comic caricatures, you'll have to look elsewhere. ‐ New England Movies Weekly
Read More | Posted Aug 24, 2018
2.5/5 23% Mile 22 (2018) ...a serviceable late summer action film, likely to be forgotten by Labor Day.‐ New England Movies Weekly
Read More | Posted Aug 17, 2018
4.5/5 91% Crazy Rich Asians (2018) ...a romantic comedy that breathes new life into the genre...‐ New England Movies Weekly
Read More | Posted Aug 17, 2018
3/5 45% The Meg (2018) ...providing plenty of thrills even if none of the characters are likely to stick in your memory.‐ New England Movies Weekly
Read More | Posted Aug 10, 2018
3/5 49% The Spy Who Dumped Me (2018) Fans of Kunis and McKinnon, and of the genre, should find it an enjoyable escape from the late summer heat.‐ New England Movies Weekly
Read More | Posted Aug 5, 2018
2.5/5 17% The Darkest Minds (2018) [It] may be the launch of a new franchise or not, but stories about teens struggling to make sense of the world they find themselves in will continue to find an audience. ‐ New England Movies Weekly
Read More | Posted Aug 5, 2018
4/5 97% Mission: Impossible - Fallout (2018) [It] may not be a masterpiece of cinema, but it is smashing entertainment because all the money is up there on the screen.‐ New England Movies Weekly
Read More | Posted Jul 28, 2018
3.5/5 81% Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again (2018) ... that rarest of sequels: it surpasses the original.‐ New England Movies Weekly
Read More | Posted Jul 19, 2018
2.5/5 51% Equalizer 2 (2018) [It] won't be considered a standout in the career of the director or the actor, but it's not an embarrassment either. ‐ New England Movies Weekly
Read More | Posted Jul 19, 2018