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Dann Gire

Dann Gire
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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
3/4 35% I Feel Pretty (2018) This movie belongs to the effervescent, sincere Schumer who excels at portraying the wisecracking, loose floozy traditionally consigned to being the leading lady's comical sidekick.‐ Chicago Daily Herald
Read More | Posted Apr 19, 2018
2.5/4 15% Blumhouse's Truth or Dare (2018) Director Jeff Wadlow puts his impressively sympathetic actors through some grueling paces in a crisply edited tale that examines the notion that truth may not be all that liberating.‐ Chicago Daily Herald
Read More | Posted Apr 11, 2018
2.5/4 44% The Miracle Season (2018) Regrettably, The Miracle Season packages an excellent message inside a mediocre, formulaic sports drama loaded with cliches...but the miracle in Miracle Season has little to do with sports.‐ Chicago Daily Herald
Read More | Posted Apr 5, 2018
3.5/4 95% A Quiet Place (2018) Krasinski's assured and confident direction speedily sweeps us over these minor speed bumps with skin-crawling jump-scares and showcase sequences.‐ Chicago Daily Herald
Read More | Posted Apr 4, 2018
4/4 91% Isle of Dogs (2018) [A] wry, sly, stunningly stylized political parable.‐ Chicago Daily Herald
Read More | Posted Mar 29, 2018
2.5/4 92% Journey's End (2018) Stagy and deliberate in its pacing, the earnest World War I drama Journey's End provides a wonderful opportunity for its cast members to demonstrate some actorly acting.‐ Chicago Daily Herald
Read More | Posted Mar 29, 2018
2.5/4 73% Ready Player One (2018) Frenetic and dense action sequences engage, but seldom thrill. And threats to the heroes' lives don't feel convincing...While Sheridan and Cooke create personable characters, they lack the sizzling chemistry needed to punch through the artifice.‐ Chicago Daily Herald
Read More | Posted Mar 28, 2018
79% I Kill Giants (2018) The movie's bluntly delivered message to young girls, "You are stronger than you think," resonates with power and authority.‐ Chicago Daily Herald
Read More | Posted Mar 23, 2018
3/4 79% Unsane (2018) This boilerplate thriller will never be mistaken for a minor Alfred Hitchcock project, but Soderbergh joyously knocks out this cheesy quickie.‐ Chicago Daily Herald
Read More | Posted Mar 22, 2018
3/4 92% Love, Simon (2018) This movie simply refuses to "normalize" bigotry, hatred and xenophobia. And does it with a kind, understanding and forgiving heart.‐ Chicago Daily Herald
Read More | Posted Mar 14, 2018
2.5/4 38% The Strangers: Prey At Night (2018) Roberts directs "Prey at Night" as a bloody valentine to old-school '70s and '80s movies...Like villains in vintage mad slasher movies, "The Strangers" franchise will not die easily. Roberts has seen to that.‐ Chicago Daily Herald
Read More | Posted Mar 8, 2018
2/4 34% The Leisure Seeker (2018) It occurred to me early on that The Leisure Seeker could effortlessly be adapted into a two-person, single-set stage play. But given the relatively inert material here, who'd want to do that?‐ Chicago Daily Herald
Read More | Posted Mar 8, 2018
3/4 39% A Wrinkle in Time (2018) A fantasy with flash, flair and friendly advice to help kids cope when the world doesn't seem to make sense.‐ Chicago Daily Herald
Read More | Posted Mar 7, 2018
2/4 58% Half Magic (2018) Half Magic is a timely relationship sex comedy encompassing several positive aspects, and a few negative ones, of an exuberant student film with something to say.‐ Chicago Daily Herald
Read More | Posted Feb 22, 2018
3/4 82% Game Night (2018) They inject this funny film with just enough realism to make us feel threatened, relieved and elated.‐ Chicago Daily Herald
Read More | Posted Feb 22, 2018
2.5/4 82% Early Man (2018) Poor Dug barely possesses a personality, or a dramatic arc -- so why isn't Goona the lead character?...Kids, of course, will be mesmerized by the delightfully crude stop-motion and the Saturday morning cartoon high jinks.‐ Chicago Daily Herald
Read More | Posted Feb 15, 2018
2.5/4 71% Double Lover (L'amant double) (2018) Vacth creates an empathetic, yet unreadable protagonist on a journey where delusions frequently overpower reality.‐ Chicago Daily Herald
Read More | Posted Feb 14, 2018
3.5/4 96% Black Panther (2018) These are no small ideas. This cogent screenplay serves up the obligatory superhero trappings -- but it addresses real-world issues of global propriety and responsibility with an underlying sense of gravity.‐ Chicago Daily Herald
Read More | Posted Feb 14, 2018
3/4 62% Peter Rabbit (2018) Peter Rabbit runs an engaging gamut of sight gags, cinematic chases and unadulterated dopiness.‐ Chicago Daily Herald
Read More | Posted Feb 7, 2018
2.5/4 55% Bilal: A New Breed of Hero (2018) In the bigger picture, Bilal succeeds in providing audiences with a wider, better understanding of the Islamic faith.‐ Chicago Daily Herald
Read More | Posted Feb 1, 2018
2.5/4 42% Maze Runner: The Death Cure (2018) The Death Cure [is] the best-executed and most spectacular episode in Wes Ball's action-packed dystopian science-fiction trilogy.‐ Chicago Daily Herald
Read More | Posted Jan 24, 2018
2.5/4 21% Forever My Girl (2018) Even if you're not a fan of Sparks movies, Forever My Girl offers several appealing elements.‐ Chicago Daily Herald
Read More | Posted Jan 19, 2018
2/4 73% Mom and Dad (2018) Taylor suggests our obsession with technology can be dangerous but never develops the premise. His loopy screenplay bravely treads into taboo territory, but falls more toward shock and exploitation than perverse fun and enlightened truth.‐ Chicago Daily Herald
Read More | Posted Jan 19, 2018
3/4 32% Insidious: The Last Key (2018) Here, new director Adam Robitel and series writer/star Leigh Whannel fine-tune the art of the jump-scare by strategically executing the jolts microseconds before or after we expect them.‐ Chicago Daily Herald
Read More | Posted Jan 4, 2018
2.5/4 73% Hostiles (2018) Pike dominates Cooper's draggy, elegant movie with a brutal performance so raw and real it sears the heart.‐ Chicago Daily Herald
Read More | Posted Jan 4, 2018
3.5/4 88% The Post (2018) Spielberg, now 70, rammed this production through in record time and directs The Post with the enthusiasm of an artist half his age.‐ Chicago Daily Herald
Read More | Posted Jan 3, 2018
3.5/4 78% All the Money in the World (2017) This movie is a game of sorts, a crackling chess game with Plummer as the king, Williams as the queen, Wahlberg as the knight, young Plummer as the pawn, Duris as the bishop and Ridley Scott, now 80, as the cinematic supreme chess master.‐ Chicago Daily Herald
Read More | Posted Dec 20, 2017
3.5/4 91% Star Wars: The Last Jedi (2017) The Last Jedi suffers from occasional inconsistencies in character and plot, but these quibbles are easily absorbed into the impressively vast and colorful canvas that Johnson paints with such passion and empathy.‐ Chicago Daily Herald
Read More | Posted Dec 13, 2017
3.5/4 85% Darkest Hour (2017) Gary Oldman's transformative portrayal of Winston Churchill in Joe Wright's Darkest Hour achieves the same rarefied orbit as Marlon Brando's interpretation of the Godfather. If this be critical blasphemy, so be it.‐ Chicago Daily Herald
Read More | Posted Dec 8, 2017
3/4 80% The Man Who Invented Christmas (2017) Christopher Plummer's humbugged-to-the-max take on the immortal miser easily ranks as the most nuanced and memorable interpretation since Alastair Sim set the gold standard for wrenching, grasping, scraping, clutching, covetous old sinners.‐ Chicago Daily Herald
Read More | Posted Nov 22, 2017
3/4 97% Coco (2017) It packs a couple of "didn't see that coming" moments, and closes with an obligatory family reunion emanating such joyous emotion, its deficiencies earn our forgiveness as well.‐ Chicago Daily Herald
Read More | Posted Nov 21, 2017
4/4 92% Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri (2017) Rockwell is fearless in exploring this hissable Id-with-a-badge, down to showing us what makes him tick like a time bomb. His performance should be sufficient reason to see Three Billboards.‐ Chicago Daily Herald
Read More | Posted Nov 16, 2017
0.5/4 40% Justice League (2017) This must go down as the single stupidest, big-budget superhero motion picture ever unleashed upon an unsuspecting public by a major Hollywood studio.‐ Chicago Daily Herald
Read More | Posted Nov 15, 2017
2.5/4 57% Murder On The Orient Express (2017) As an actor, Branagh plies his sleuth with welcome humor and curmudgeonly charm. As a director, he moves the action well.‐ Chicago Daily Herald
Read More | Posted Nov 8, 2017
2/4 29% Suburbicon (2017) Clooney takes on the bold challenge of blending two seemingly incongruent genres -- classic film noir and hard-hitting civil rights drama -- with wavering results.‐ Chicago Daily Herald
Read More | Posted Oct 27, 2017
2.5/4 64% Goodbye Christopher Robin (2017) Goodbye proves to be an aggressive tear-jerker, a manipulative and overwrought biopic that bounces like a bipolar Tigger between an upbeat account of divine literary inspiration and a downer domestic drama.‐ Chicago Daily Herald
Read More | Posted Oct 19, 2017
0.5/4 8% The Snowman (2017) [The Snowman] is dull, inane, humorless, suspenseless, confusing and contrived.‐ Chicago Daily Herald
Read More | Posted Oct 19, 2017
3/4 87% Only the Brave (2017) Apparently, the Prescott firefighters didn't experience movie cliches in real life, because -- outside of the obligatory "radio singalong on a bus" -- Only the Brave doesn't have them.‐ Chicago Daily Herald
Read More | Posted Oct 18, 2017
3.5/4 87% Professor Marston & The Wonder Women (2017) This amazingly tasteful movie, written/directed by Chicago native Angela Robinson, explores this real-life superhero origin story with sharp intelligence, arresting technical grace and affectionate empathy for the character's nonconformist creator.‐ Chicago Daily Herald
Read More | Posted Oct 12, 2017
3.5/4 83% Marshall (2017) Marshall fits nicely into the same category as other memorable race-based courtroom dramas such as Loving and even To Kill a Mockingbird.‐ Chicago Daily Herald
Read More | Posted Oct 11, 2017
2.5/4 35% Mark Felt: The Man Who Brought Down the White House (2017) As you can tell, Mark Felt didn't lack for intriguing material. Just intriguing execution.‐ Chicago Daily Herald
Read More | Posted Oct 5, 2017
4/4 87% Blade Runner 2049 (2017) "Blade Runner 2049" explodes on the silver screen as a stunning achievement... ‐ Chicago Daily Herald
Read More | Posted Oct 4, 2017
2.5/4 100% California Typewriter (2017) Doug Nichol's handsomely packaged, if slightly myopic, documentary California Typewriter waxes poetic.‐ Chicago Daily Herald
Read More | Posted Sep 28, 2017
2/4 66% Victoria & Abdul (2017) Victoria & Abdul feels like Downton Abbey Lite, a chamber drama of manners, minus the raw conflict necessary to elevate this material to any level of memorable.‐ Chicago Daily Herald
Read More | Posted Sep 28, 2017
3/4 86% American Made (2017) What does work well is [Tom] Cruise's winning performance as a corrupt capitalist whose love of country and family ranks considerably lower than cash and adrenaline buzzes. He's an anti-hero we actually like.‐ Chicago Daily Herald
Read More | Posted Sep 27, 2017
3.5/4 85% Battle of the Sexes (2017) The depiction of the subtle romantic combustion between King and Barnett is a beauty.‐ Chicago Daily Herald
Read More | Posted Sep 21, 2017
2/4 52% Kingsman: The Golden Circle (2017) The result is a banal marathon of a movie periodically popping with humor, shocks, fantastic sets and Elton John costumes.‐ Chicago Daily Herald
Read More | Posted Sep 20, 2017
3/5 69% mother! (2017) With its constantly prowling camera, shrewd cuts, astonishing set designs and the promise of something awful lingering on every scene, mother! makes a magnificently immersive thriller, but a superficial one.‐ Chicago Daily Herald
Read More | Posted Sep 14, 2017
2/4 74% The Limehouse Golem (2017) This movie doesn't give the audience much credit for smarts.‐ Chicago Daily Herald
Read More | Posted Sep 7, 2017
3/5 85% It (2017) Creepy, killer clowns have been around for a long time, and [Bill] Skarsgard's Pennywise is one of the nastier incarnations, expressing joyous schadenfreude in the fear of the children he takes.‐ Chicago Daily Herald
Read More | Posted Sep 6, 2017