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Daniel M. Kimmel

Daniel M. Kimmel
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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
3/5 30% A Dog's Purpose (2017) When the real-world news is so unsettling, a feel-good movie... won't change things, but it provides some pleasant, if temporary, relief. ‐ New England Movies Weekly
Read More | Posted Jan 31, 2017
3/5 43% Gold (2017) If it didn't turn out to be the Oscar contender it was apparently intended to be, it is nonetheless a fascinating film about our culture and what we really think is of value.‐ New England Movies Weekly
Read More | Posted Jan 31, 2017
1.5/5 74% Split (2017) Perhaps the most charitable way to look at Split is that is a cry for help by its director. "Stop me before I film again," he seems to be saying.‐ New England Movies Weekly
Read More | Posted Jan 20, 2017
4/5 83% The Founder (2017) It tells us the story behind a business we all know, or think we know, and gives Michael Keaton one of his best roles ever. Don't miss it.‐ New England Movies Weekly
Read More | Posted Jan 20, 2017
3/5 44% xXx: Return of Xander Cage (2017) Taking a page from the Fast and Furious series, which started out lackluster and then took off in the later entries, this jumpstarts the franchise and gives it new life. ‐ New England Movies Weekly
Read More | Posted Jan 20, 2017
4/5 35% Live By Night (2017) ...doesn't so much break new ground in the gangster film as deepen explorations into areas opened by others.‐ New England Movies Weekly
Read More | Posted Jan 12, 2017
2/5 32% Monster Trucks (2017) ...more about commerce than art, but for parents wanting to find something to do with their kids on a wintry afternoon, it will do the trick.‐ New England Movies Weekly
Read More | Posted Jan 12, 2017
5/5 92% Hidden Figures (2017) Hidden Figures soars in bringing their stories to light and it's long past due.‐ New England Movies Weekly
Read More | Posted Jan 5, 2017
2/5 88% A Monster Calls (2017) A Monster Calls, to be sure, but will anyone care to answer?‐ New England Movies Weekly
Read More | Posted Jan 5, 2017
2/5 92% La La Land (2016) ...a film that tries too hard and is always showing how much it's straining. ‐ New England Movies Weekly
Read More | Posted Dec 24, 2016
3.5/5 94% Fences (2016) Bringing Wilson's plays to wider audiences is a good thing. Fences preserves the drama, if not quite translating it into film. ‐ New England Movies Weekly
Read More | Posted Dec 24, 2016
2.5/5 39% Why Him? (2016) The world would not have been poorer if it had never been made, but for those seeking undemanding laughs during the holiday season, it will likely do the trick. ‐ New England Movies Weekly
Read More | Posted Dec 22, 2016
5/5 88% Jackie (2016) We've known for some time that Natalie Portman is a fine actress, but with her portrayal of Jacqueline Kennedy she steps into the front ranks.‐ New England Movies Weekly
Read More | Posted Dec 22, 2016
5/5 73% Sing (2016) As with the year's best animation, Zootopia and Kubo and the Two Strings, it's a movie that adults can go to without any kids and enjoy it on their own. ‐ New England Movies Weekly
Read More | Posted Dec 21, 2016
3.5/5 30% Passengers (2016) ...a solid and worthy science fiction effort that treats its characters-and its audience-as adults. ‐ New England Movies Weekly
Read More | Posted Dec 21, 2016
2.5/5 18% Assassin's Creed (2016) It does what it has to do for its target audiece, but isn't likely to reach out beyond that.‐ New England Movies Weekly
Read More | Posted Dec 21, 2016
3.5/5 85% Rogue One: A Star Wars Story (2016) In short, this movie is what the Star Wars prequels should have been, and that's meant as high praise indeed.‐ New England Movies Weekly
Read More | Posted Dec 14, 2016
3/5 14% Collateral Beauty (2016) ...a movie best suited for those not afraid to wear their hearts on their sleeves.‐ New England Movies Weekly
Read More | Posted Dec 14, 2016
2.5/5 40% Office Christmas Party (2016) [It] may be disposable and ultimately forgettable, but it is welcome seasonal silliness...‐ New England Movies Weekly
Read More | Posted Dec 8, 2016
2.5/5 No Score Yet Swing State (2016) Swing State goes for light and broad comedy, while mocking both sides.‐ New England Movies Weekly
Read More | Posted Dec 8, 2016
4/5 96% Moana (2016) 2016 has turned out to be quite a good year for animation, and Moana is a worthy addition to the honor roll.‐ New England Movies Weekly
Read More | Posted Nov 24, 2016
2.5/5 56% Rules Don't Apply (2016) ...a film that's not unwatchable, but it's hardly the capstone of a distinguished career.‐ New England Movies Weekly
Read More | Posted Nov 24, 2016
3.5/5 73% Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them (2016) ...comes across less as an opportunity to squeeze every last dollar out of the franchise and more like Rowling has many more stories to tell... ‐ New England Movies Weekly
Read More | Posted Nov 18, 2016
2/5 46% Billy Lynn's Long Halftime Walk (2016) It's all as misguided as the special filming process utilized by director Ang Lee who shot this at 120 frames per second which most audiences will never get to see. ‐ New England Movies Weekly
Read More | Posted Nov 18, 2016
4.5/5 94% Arrival (2016) This is science fiction for grown-ups, ready to follow three-dimensional characters grappling with deep ideas.‐ New England Movies Weekly
Read More | Posted Nov 10, 2016
4.5/5 90% Doctor Strange (2016) Through outstanding casting, splashy visuals, and some unexpected (and welcome) wit, [this] is easily the best of comic book movie of the year.‐ New England Movies Weekly
Read More | Posted Nov 3, 2016
5/5 86% Hacksaw Ridge (2016) Garfield gives an Oscar-worthy performance, showing the medic to be a simple man of conviction and courage.‐ New England Movies Weekly
Read More | Posted Nov 3, 2016
2.5/5 20% Inferno (2016) ...a fast-paced timewaster for those viewers undemanding enough not to care about plot, character, or logic. ‐ New England Movies Weekly
Read More | Posted Nov 3, 2016
3/5 37% Jack Reacher: Never Go Back (2016) ... a conventional action film with some unconventional ideas and the star power of Tom Cruise.‐ New England Movies Weekly
Read More | Posted Oct 21, 2016
3.5/5 52% The Accountant (2016) Save your receipts. Ben Affleck is The Accountant, and you don't want to get on his bad side.‐ New England Movies Weekly
Read More | Posted Oct 21, 2016
3.5/5 72% The Birth of a Nation (2016) [I]n its point of view and the story it tells, it is worthy addition to the list of movies spotlighting American history. ‐ New England Movies Weekly
Read More | Posted Oct 7, 2016
1.5/5 44% The Girl on the Train (2016) From its patronizing title to its incoherent storytelling, [this] is one of the least satisfying thrillers in some time. ‐ New England Movies Weekly
Read More | Posted Oct 7, 2016
2/5 83% Deepwater Horizon (2016) The directing and editing gives us no sense of the space. It's never clear where characters are in relation to each other and, often, in relation to the action. ‐ New England Movies Weekly
Read More | Posted Oct 7, 2016
3.5/5 64% Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children (2016) Showing restraint is unusual for him, and letting the inherent weirdness of the story do the work, Burton has turned out his best film since Sweeney Todd.‐ New England Movies Weekly
Read More | Posted Oct 7, 2016
4/5 63% The Magnificent Seven (2016) ...an old-time western with a modern sensibility. Unlike all too many remakes, it fully justifies its existence‐ New England Movies Weekly
Read More | Posted Sep 24, 2016
1/5 64% Storks (2016) If your child is old enough to know where babies come from, he or she is too old for Storks.‐ New England Movies Weekly
Read More | Posted Sep 24, 2016
4/5 62% Snowden (2016) The weight of the film, though, is on Gordon-Levitt and Woodley and these are easily two of the best performances of the year.‐ New England Movies Weekly
Read More | Posted Sep 15, 2016
3/5 76% Bridget Jones's Baby (2016) The result is less a date night movie than one better suited for "girl's night out." ‐ New England Movies Weekly
Read More | Posted Sep 15, 2016
4/5 85% Sully (2016) The real drama here is that of an ordinary man thrust into extraordinary circumstances and finding he is prepared to meet the challenge. ‐ New England Movies Weekly
Read More | Posted Sep 15, 2016
4.5/5 59% The Light Between Oceans (2016) [It] tells us loud and clear that summer is over and it's okay for grown-ups to go to the movies again.‐ New England Movies Weekly
Read More | Posted Sep 2, 2016
3.5/5 40% Morgan (2016) Morgan is the flip side of Ex Machina... making it part of a lively debate rather than the "ripoff" or "clone" that some critics will inevitably claim.‐ New England Movies Weekly
Read More | Posted Sep 2, 2016
4/5 87% Don't Breathe (2016) ...an adrenaline rush of a film, a taut 88-minute thrill ride. ‐ New England Movies Weekly
Read More | Posted Sep 1, 2016
4/5 97% Kubo and the Two Strings (2016) Even in a year that has seen some creative and entertaining animated films, Kubo and the Two Strings would be a standout. ‐ New England Movies Weekly
Read More | Posted Aug 20, 2016
3/5 59% War Dogs (2016) By treating this is as a caper movie, it provides the requisite action and laughs. Yet it glosses over the actual impact of our involvement in Iraq and Afghanistan...‐ New England Movies Weekly
Read More | Posted Aug 19, 2016
1.5/5 25% Ben-Hur (2016) If you want to know why this new Ben-Hur is dead on arrival here's the answer in a nutshell: Hollywood no longer knows how to do period epics.‐ New England Movies Weekly
Read More | Posted Aug 19, 2016
4/5 87% Florence Foster Jenkins (2016) ...like Ed Wood (1994), it's a movie in which love of art and kindness of heart triumphs over lack of talent.‐ New England Movies Weekly
Read More | Posted Aug 11, 2016
3.5/5 82% Sausage Party (2016) Just when you think this surreal world can't surprise you any longer, it comes up with something else that may make you gasp or wince but will most likely make you laugh. ‐ New England Movies Weekly
Read More | Posted Aug 11, 2016
2/5 25% Suicide Squad (2016) What does writer/director David Ayer do with all this? He gives us extended fight scenes... What he does not do is give us any reason to care about the results. ‐ New England Movies Weekly
Read More | Posted Aug 3, 2016
3.5/5 56% Jason Bourne (2016) One would think that after more than a century of cinematic car chases we would have seen it all, but Greengrass and company have a few tricks up their sleeves. ‐ New England Movies Weekly
Read More | Posted Jul 28, 2016
3/5 65% Nerve (2016) You don't ask if a roller coaster has a coherent plot or well-developed characters. You just get on and enjoy the thrills. If you can do that, you can take the dare. ‐ New England Movies Weekly
Read More | Posted Jul 26, 2016