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E. Oliver Whitney

E. Oliver Whitney
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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
8/10 94% The Favourite (2018) A movie where women hold all the power, and get to revel in some debauchery while pulling the strings, feels like a real treat.‐ ScreenCrush
Read More | Posted Sep 28, 2018
5/10 66% The House with a Clock in Its Walls (2018) A Series of Unfortunate Events meets Goosebumps and Harry Potter, only without bringing anything new or surprising to its witchy, haunted house narrative.‐ ScreenCrush
Read More | Posted Sep 18, 2018
8/10 93% If Beale Street Could Talk (2018) Like soaring through a fluid collection of memories.‐ ScreenCrush
Read More | Posted Sep 13, 2018
8/10 90% The Old Man & the Gun (2018) If Redford really is done, this is a perfect way for him to say goodbye.‐ ScreenCrush
Read More | Posted Sep 13, 2018
5/10 88% First Man (2018) May be gorgeous to look at, butthe film fails to capture how awe-inspiringsomething as epic as a trip to the moonmust have been.‐ ScreenCrush
Read More | Posted Sep 11, 2018
8/10 95% Widows (2018) A first-rate popcorn thriller.‐ ScreenCrush
Read More | Posted Sep 10, 2018
7/10 80% Halloween (2018) It may not be as scary, as expertly crafted, or as inspired as the 1978 original, but it's a total blast that hits the spot.‐ ScreenCrush
Read More | Posted Sep 9, 2018
8/10 90% A Star Is Born (2018) Cooper's film proves that a love story this timeless still works when done right.‐ ScreenCrush
Read More | Posted Sep 9, 2018
7/10 93% Searching (2018) Does Searching make a case for more movies to be made using the screen-life technique? Not necessarily. But for 102 minutes it keeps you hooked.‐ ScreenCrush
Read More | Posted Aug 23, 2018
22% The Happytime Murders (2018) The Happytime Murders tries so desperately hard to push the envelope of indecency that it crosses into the realm of being astonishingly unfunny.‐ ScreenCrush
Read More | Posted Aug 22, 2018
4/10 49% The Spy Who Dumped Me (2018) McKinnon's too-muchness is the only thing The Spy Who Dumped Me has going for it.‐ ScreenCrush
Read More | Posted Aug 3, 2018
6/10 72% Christopher Robin (2018) Pooh's sense of wonder and innocent jubilance isn't lost in Disney's live-action/animation hybrid, but it's in service of a predictable story with so little to say.‐ ScreenCrush
Read More | Posted Aug 2, 2018
6/10 80% 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 99% 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 68% 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 93% 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 86% 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 34% 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 88% 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 23% 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 18% 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 93% 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 63% 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 50% 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 90% 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 91% 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 38% Kidnap (2017) Is Kidnap inane? Totally. But fun? You bet.‐ ScreenCrush
Read More | Posted Aug 4, 2017
6/10 84% 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 92% 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 48% 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 82% 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 43% 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 46% 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