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E. Oliver Whitney

E. Oliver Whitney
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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
6/10 79% Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again (2018) Thanks to the returning cast and a showstopping Cher performance, there's enough zany delights to forgive the snoozier bits.‐ ScreenCrush
Read More | Posted Jul 18, 2018
9/10 98% Eighth Grade (2018) For a gloriously funny and heartbreaking 94 minutes, you will feel like you're 13 again.‐ ScreenCrush
Read More | Posted Jul 13, 2018
4/10 67% Ocean's 8 (2018) As dazzling as Ocean's 8's lineup is, this spinoff isn't as enjoyable as it ought to be.‐ ScreenCrush
Read More | Posted Jun 6, 2018
9/10 94% First Reformed (2018) What begins as a patient and unvarnished look inside one man's depression escalates into a crazed psychic and spiritual unravelling.‐ ScreenCrush
Read More | Posted May 17, 2018
8/10 87% Tully (2018) Theron and Davis are the heart and soul of Tully, a pair whose onscreen chemistry flickers with a magnificent glow. ‐ ScreenCrush
Read More | Posted May 3, 2018
4/10 33% I Feel Pretty (2018) Spends too much time laughing about the outside to ever place value on what's within.‐ ScreenCrush
Read More | Posted Apr 18, 2018
6/10 14% Blumhouse's Truth or Dare (2018) The type of shlocky horror movie you want to watch with a big audience, and, dare I say, one that is especially fun, and funny, with a chatty crowd.‐ ScreenCrush
Read More | Posted Apr 12, 2018
7/10 87% You Were Never Really Here (2018) A fascinating case study of a man losing himself to the seduction of violence while caught in the whirlpool of trauma's lasting tentacles.‐ ScreenCrush
Read More | Posted Apr 6, 2018
8/10 92% Lean on Pete (2018) As tragic asLean On Peteis, it's also full of exceptionally beautiful moments of connection and sweetness,one of Haigh's specialties.‐ ScreenCrush
Read More | Posted Apr 3, 2018
7/10 80% Unsane (2018) A pulpy thrill ride that made me audibly gasp.‐ ScreenCrush
Read More | Posted Mar 22, 2018
4/10 24% The 15:17 to Paris (2018) It's all so dumbfounding it makes you wonder: Did Eastwood even, like, show up on set and direct this thing?‐ ScreenCrush
Read More | Posted Feb 9, 2018
3/10 17% The Cloverfield Paradox (2018) At best, a schlock sci-fi movie that has the quality of a straight-to-video sequel. And at worst, it should have us worried about the direction of the Cloverfield franchise as a whole.‐ ScreenCrush
Read More | Posted Feb 5, 2018
5/10 76% Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle (2017) Kasdan's film could've just been any generic survivalist action-comedy; slapping the board game onto the title is nothing but shameless branding.‐ ScreenCrush
Read More | Posted Dec 22, 2017
6/10 56% The Greatest Showman (2017) Don't get me wrong, the Hugh Jackman-led P.T. Barnum circus musical is a bad movie, but one that's just enjoyably bad enough to keep you entertained.‐ ScreenCrush
Read More | Posted Dec 20, 2017
4/10 57% Murder On The Orient Express (2017) A giant Kenneth Branagh vanity project.‐ ScreenCrush
Read More | Posted Nov 10, 2017
9/10 99% Lady Bird (2017) Gerwig understands the pains and the humorous discomforts of growing up so acutely that Lady Bird feels like it was made just for you.‐ ScreenCrush
Read More | Posted Nov 3, 2017
5/10 30% Wonder Wheel (2017) If Wonder Wheel ended with the reveal that everything we'd just watched was the first draft of a bad play by Timberlake's lifeguard, perhaps you could call it a success.‐ ScreenCrush
Read More | Posted Oct 18, 2017
5/10 66% Breathe (2017) A fine directorial debut from Serkis, but far from a memorable one.‐ ScreenCrush
Read More | Posted Oct 13, 2017
8/10 92% The Meyerowitz Stories (New and Selected) (2017) If Netflix gives us one 'Meyerowitz'-level performance for every bad Adam Sandler movie, then that four-picture deal wasn't a total loss. ‐ ScreenCrush
Read More | Posted Oct 11, 2017
6/10 86% American Made (2017) Suffers from sluggish pacing, but proves Cruise is still a good movie star.‐ ScreenCrush
Read More | Posted Sep 27, 2017
3/10 64% The Unicorn Store (2017) A quirky little movie that takes its whimsical, embrace-your-inner-kid metaphor much too seriously.‐ ScreenCrush
Read More | Posted Sep 17, 2017
10/10 92% The Shape of Water (2017) Del Toro made a masterpiece that will remind you what you love about the movies.‐ ScreenCrush
Read More | Posted Sep 14, 2017
5/10 51% Downsizing (2017) Has the deceptive appearance of a quirky Charlie Kaufman-like sci-fi political tale, but it wastes its brilliant concept on a misguided, uninteresting story.‐ ScreenCrush
Read More | Posted Sep 12, 2017
8/10 89% I, Tonya (2018) A blisteringly funny and sympathetic portrait of the Olympian led by an outstanding, confident performance from Margot Robbie.‐ ScreenCrush
Read More | Posted Sep 12, 2017
6/10 69% mother! (2017) Though admittedly daring, Aronofsky's latest is a self-indulgent melting pot exploding with too many ideas. It's enthralling, and frustrating.‐ ScreenCrush
Read More | Posted Sep 11, 2017
9/10 96% The Florida Project (2017) A magnificent look at the freewheeling wonder of childhood.‐ ScreenCrush
Read More | Posted Sep 8, 2017
6/10 83% Borg Vs. McEnroe (2018) Shia LaBeouf's John McEnroe, a firecracker of energy and anxiety waiting to burst at every moment, is the film's strongest asset as it continues to sideline him.‐ ScreenCrush
Read More | Posted Sep 8, 2017
9/10 92% Good Time (2017) A uniquely exhilarating experience with a sharp, unflinching style and a magnetic performance from Robert Pattinson.‐ ScreenCrush
Read More | Posted Aug 11, 2017
4/10 50% The Glass Castle (2017) The Glass Castle is nothing like Short Term 12, trading in nuance for glib storytelling while giving Larson little to do.‐ ScreenCrush
Read More | Posted Aug 11, 2017
6/10 37% Kidnap (2017) Is Kidnap inane? Totally. But fun? You bet.‐ ScreenCrush
Read More | Posted Aug 4, 2017
6/10 83% Detroit (2017) Skillfullybrings a still-relevant history to the screen, but is Bigelow'sretellingfor the education of white audiences, or to understand violence inflicted on black Americans by white folks?‐ ScreenCrush
Read More | Posted Aug 3, 2017
8/10 93% Logan Lucky (2017) A heist comedy that reaffirms why Soderbergh belongs behind the movie camera.‐ ScreenCrush
Read More | Posted Jul 24, 2017
8/10 90% Girls Trip (2017) Girls Tripisn't just notable for its foul-mouthedsense of humor; it tells a story that celebrates black sisterhood, female sexuality, and most rewardingly, self-respect.‐ ScreenCrush
Read More | Posted Jul 21, 2017
6/10 49% Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets (2017) Valerian is easily Besson at his most imaginative since The Fifth Element, creating a canvas that's bursting with originality. This is world building at its finest.‐ ScreenCrush
Read More | Posted Jul 10, 2017
8/10 81% The Trip to Spain (2017) Like a fine wine or a stinky cheese, Winterbottom's The Trip movies have only gotten more mature with age, and Spain is the most thoughtful one yet.‐ ScreenCrush
Read More | Posted Apr 25, 2017
5/10 67% The Fate of the Furious (2017) The villain is weak, the big plot twist speaks to the series' exhaustion of original ideas, and all the crashing and vrooming is just getting bigger, not better.‐ ScreenCrush
Read More | Posted Apr 13, 2017
4/10 44% Ghost in the Shell (2017) The casting isn't the most tone deaf thing about the film - the script is. Though Ghost in the Shell purports to be a movie about identity, it advocates for the complete erasure of it.‐ ScreenCrush
Read More | Posted Mar 30, 2017
6/10 45% Saban's Power Rangers (2017) Power Rangers is fun when it leans into the original series' campy sensibility. ‐ ScreenCrush
Read More | Posted Mar 22, 2017
5/10 79% T2 Trainspotting (2017) This derivative sequel might please fans looking for a quick fix of nostalgia, but with nothing new to say, it seems not even Boyle and his cast are sure why T2 Trainspotting exists.‐ ScreenCrush
Read More | Posted Mar 15, 2017
7/10 43% Song to Song (2017) Whatever Malick's been exploring over the past few years pays off here. Song to Song is far from his strongest film, but it's his best work since The Tree of Life.‐ ScreenCrush
Read More | Posted Mar 12, 2017
3/10 35% The Great Wall (2017) The most offensive thing about The Great Wall is that Zhang Yimou has managed to make something this ugly.‐ ScreenCrush
Read More | Posted Feb 17, 2017
6/10 41% A Cure For Wellness (2017) We rarely see a major studio give a director this much free rein, and it's a relief to see something this wacky that's not a remake, reboot, or adaptation.‐ ScreenCrush
Read More | Posted Feb 15, 2017
8/10 76% Manifesto (2017) A thrilling and audacious experiment, and during our current perilous era, Manifesto feels especially inspiring, encouraging artists to keep seeking ways to use creativity to fight back.‐ ScreenCrush
Read More | Posted Jan 27, 2017
9/10 95% Call Me by Your Name (2018) Any of Guadagnino's cinematic trips to sunny Italy are worth taking, but Call Me By Your Name may be his most tender and sumptuous work yet. ‐ ScreenCrush
Read More | Posted Jan 26, 2017
8/10 96% Mudbound (2017) Mudbound may be set over 70 years ago, but its layered and affecting approach to race, love, and family feels especially relevant - and necessary - today.‐ ScreenCrush
Read More | Posted Jan 24, 2017
6/10 46% The Discovery (2017) Conceptually, it's an ambitious undertaking; but as fascinating and perplexing as it all is, I'm not sure McDowell's film really achieves its goals.‐ ScreenCrush
Read More | Posted Jan 23, 2017
9/10 86% Thoroughbreds (2018) It's Cory Finley's sleek and stylish visual language that makes Thoroughbred a must-see, and one of the best surprises out of Sundance. ‐ ScreenCrush
Read More | Posted Jan 22, 2017
8/10 86% The Incredible Jessica James (2017) We've heard this story before, but a refreshing sense of humor and a stellar performance from actress-comedian Jessica Williams brings Jim Strouse's film to life.‐ ScreenCrush
Read More | Posted Jan 21, 2017
8/10 88% 20th Century Women (2017) A tender, introspective film you'll want to pull in close, hold tight, and keep with you.‐ ScreenCrush
Read More | Posted Dec 29, 2016
3/10 31% Passengers (2016) Passengers goes from having a clever premise to an unethical one that romanticizes stalking in a Stockholm Syndrome love story, and somehow the ending is even worse than everything that comes before it.‐ ScreenCrush
Read More | Posted Dec 20, 2016