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Edward Johnson-Ott

Edward Johnson-Ott
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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
4/5 88% Elle (2016) Elle is the best of Paul Verhoeven's movies. With flashing warning signs, I highly recommend it. ‐ NUVO Newsweekly
Posted Jan 10, 2017
4/5 92% Hidden Figures (2017) It's consistently good, very well acted, and it introduces us to a group of patriots previously overlooked. ‐ NUVO Newsweekly
Posted Jan 5, 2017
4/5 94% Finding Dory (2016) In general, Finding Dory doesn't reach the heights of the original, but it delivers an hour and 40 minutes of solid entertainment. ‐ NUVO Newsweekly
Posted Dec 31, 2016
90% Art Bastard (2016) Sure, the artist is a bit full of himself, but I've found that people who aren't full of themselves tend to be full of platitudes and other people's anecdotes. I'll take a windbag over a grab bag any day. ‐ NUVO Newsweekly
Posted Dec 31, 2016
3.5/5 84% The Meddler (2016) The premise, based in part on truth, may sound sitcommy, but Sarandon makes everything work. She's delightful. ‐ NUVO Newsweekly
Posted Dec 31, 2016
89% A Bigger Splash (2016) A Bigger Splash takes you to a location you've never visited and, by its end, leaves you feeling like you have. ‐ NUVO Newsweekly
Posted Dec 31, 2016
89% The Lobster (2016) The Lobster is not for everybody. But if you're adventurous and patient, there are ample rewards to be had. ‐ NUVO Newsweekly
Posted Dec 31, 2016
4/5 83% Deepwater Horizon (2016) If this sounds like standard disaster movie stuff, it is, but Berg keeps it brisk and crisp. ‐ NUVO Newsweekly
Posted Dec 30, 2016
4/5 86% Hacksaw Ridge (2016) This is one of those films where knowing how it ends makes it better. ‐ NUVO Newsweekly
Posted Dec 30, 2016
2.5/5 48% X-Men: Apocalypse (2016) Days of Future Past was a doozy. Apocalypse... not so much. ‐ NUVO Newsweekly
Posted Dec 30, 2016
61% Allied (2016) Good, but not great ‐ NUVO Newsweekly
Posted Dec 30, 2016
96% Manchester by the Sea (2016) Kenneth Lonergan has crafted a film that speaks to the human condition without getting pretentious. Insight is rarely this accessible. ‐ NUVO Newsweekly
Posted Dec 30, 2016
89% Loving (2016) Jeff Nichols has made a fine, honest portrait of one couple's unwavering love, but he fails to present that portrait in a sufficiently rousing context. Shucks. ‐ NUVO Newsweekly
Posted Dec 30, 2016
2.5/5 61% The Man Who Knew Infinity (2016) Want to know more about Ramanujan? Read one of the books about him, or check out the documentary on the man. Want a serviceable, but routine biopic? Look no further. ‐ NUVO Newsweekly
Posted Dec 30, 2016
3/5 73% Miles Ahead (2016) Instead of covering the standard biopic plot points, the film moves into lurid B movie territory. ‐ NUVO Newsweekly
Posted Dec 30, 2016
90% Green Room (2016) I understand the appeal of vicarious brushes with death, I just don't share it. ‐ NUVO Newsweekly
Posted Dec 30, 2016
4/5 90% Captain America: Civil War (2016) When the big battle between two feuding factions of the Avengers finally happens, it's a doozy. ‐ NUVO Newsweekly
Posted Dec 30, 2016
83% Hello, My Name is Doris (2016) Hello My Name is Doris is a modest little comedy-drama that is beautifully cast. It's all about Sally Field and Max Greenfield. And trusting your instincts. ‐ NUVO Newsweekly
Posted Dec 30, 2016
93% La La Land (2016) Despite its failings, there's a lot of magic in this movie. ‐ NUVO Newsweekly
Posted Dec 30, 2016
3/5 85% Rogue One: A Star Wars Story (2016) I believe devoted Star Wars fans will be thrilled with the intense Rogue One. I liked it okay. ‐ NUVO Newsweekly
Posted Dec 16, 2016
4/5 95% The Edge of Seventeen (2016) It's funny, involving and touching in nice doses. Plus it stars Hailee Steinfeld and features our longtime pal Woody Harrelson. Kelly Fremon Craig has made a dandy directorial debut. ‐ NUVO Newsweekly
Posted Nov 16, 2016
94% Arrival (2016) Amy Adams is spot on in the lead role, admirably keeping the story on track and not seizing a flashy scene for the consideration of Oscar voters. She does everything right. ‐ NUVO Newsweekly
Posted Nov 10, 2016
4.5/5 79% American Honey (2016) A star is born in Sasha Lane, and you're invited to go with her into writer-director Arnold's mesmerizing (and mostly credible) tale of Dickensian life in Wal-Mart America. ‐ NUVO Newsweekly
Posted Oct 28, 2016
3/5 51% The Accountant (2016) The Accountant is entertaining junk. ‐ NUVO Newsweekly
Posted Oct 28, 2016
3.5/5 91% A Man Called Ove (En man som heter Ove) (2016) A nice mix of bitter and sweet, with a strong cast. ‐ NUVO Newsweekly
Posted Oct 28, 2016
4/5 90% Certain Women (2016) Certain Women isn't about resolutions. It's about how certain women interact, or try to, with certain others. Search for monolithic statements about men and women if you want, or just watch and listen to these particular individuals. ‐ NUVO Newsweekly
Posted Oct 27, 2016
72% The Birth of a Nation (2016) The Birth of a Nation may be a blend of indie sensibilities and Hollywood imagery, but it works. ‐ NUVO Newsweekly
Posted Oct 4, 2016
4/5 43% The Hollars (2016) There are lots of nice moments and the cast is charming. ‐ NUVO Newsweekly
Posted Sep 21, 2016
3/5 63% The Magnificent Seven (2016) After nearly a year of hype, The Magnificent Seven has arrived and proven itself to be another entertaining if underwhelming remake of a well-regarded flick. ‐ NUVO Newsweekly
Posted Sep 21, 2016
3.5/5 47% Complete Unknown (2016) It's a modest tale about the roles we play, told in an unusual fashion. There are rewards to be had here, if you're willing to meet the filmmaker halfway. ‐ NUVO Newsweekly
Posted Sep 14, 2016
4.5/5 91% Southside With You (2016) Southside With You isn't just a crystal ball look at history in the making. It's fun to peek into the past and figure out how Barack and Michelle became who they are today, but these characters also exude a timeless, universal appeal. ‐ NUVO Newsweekly
Posted Sep 1, 2016
2/5 60% The Light Between Oceans (2016) The Light Between Oceans is a tearjerker that plays like an extra long Lifetime TV movie with a Grade A cast. ‐ NUVO Newsweekly
Posted Aug 30, 2016
45% Hands of Stone (2016) Hands of Stone has feet in concrete. ‐ NUVO Newsweekly
Posted Aug 25, 2016
4/5 99% Don't Think Twice (2016) If you're a fan of indie films, comedy, improv comedy, and/or well-textured ensemble acting, then go see Don't Think Twice. Mike Birbiglia's latest is rich and rewarding. ‐ NUVO Newsweekly
Posted Aug 18, 2016
4.5/5 98% Hell or High Water (2016) Hell or High Water takes a story that's been told many times before and makes it feel vital. ‐ NUVO Newsweekly
Posted Aug 18, 2016
3.5/5 86% Pete's Dragon (2016) Pete's Dragon is a nice little Disney film, and my use of the words "nice" and "little" is in no way intended to be dismissive. ‐ NUVO Newsweekly
Posted Aug 10, 2016
3.5/5 92% Eat That Question: Frank Zappa in His Own Words (2016) He was a troublemaker, and a visionary. Sometimes Frank Zappa's sneer made me angry. But his challenges made me better. He made a lot of us better. ‐ NUVO Newsweekly
Posted Aug 3, 2016
2.5/5 59% Bad Moms (2016) Bad Moms is deeply flawed, but funny enough. ‐ NUVO Newsweekly
Posted Jul 28, 2016
60% Absolutely Fabulous: The Movie (2016) They're still delightfully awful, but not outrageous enough to watch. ‐ NUVO Newsweekly
Posted Jul 20, 2016
73% Ghostbusters (2016) The 2016 Ghostbusters is entertaining and funny. It never reaches the heights of the original, which is common with reboots. ‐ NUVO Newsweekly
Posted Jul 13, 2016
3.5/5 69% Swiss Army Man (2016) You can laugh, wince, and squirm at Swiss Army Man. You can harvest the small truths, enjoy the lyrical moments...And when somebody asks you if you've seen any good movies lately, boy, will you have an interesting answer. ‐ NUVO Newsweekly
Posted Jul 12, 2016
35% Mike and Dave Need Wedding Dates (2016) Mike and Dave are funny because Efron, DeVine, Kendrick and Plaza are pros. There are plenty of rude and crude moments in the movie, and I laughed a lot...I hit the wall about 20 minutes before the film ended, which isn't bad for a hard R comedy. ‐ NUVO Newsweekly
Posted Jul 12, 2016
4/5 85% Maggie's Plan (2016) It works in large part because of the swell cast. ‐ NUVO Newsweekly
Posted Jun 9, 2016
4/5 86% Everybody Wants Some!! (2016) Everybody Wants Some!! is a highly entertaining production that's easily as good as its title is bad. ‐ NUVO Newsweekly
Posted Apr 21, 2016
4/5 95% The Jungle Book (2016) The Jungle Book is a visually stunning adventure film. ‐ NUVO Newsweekly
Posted Apr 13, 2016
52% Demolition (2016) Demolition features Jake Gyllenhaal's best performance since Brokeback Mountain and fine works from Chris Cooper, Naomi Watts and young Judah Lewis as well. ‐ NUVO Newsweekly
Posted Apr 7, 2016
91% City Of Gold (2016) If you opt to see the film, and you should, I suggest you grab a bite before, or make plans to grab one right after, because this is certainly going to make you hungry. ‐ NUVO Newsweekly
Posted Mar 31, 2016
43% Miracles from Heaven (2016) Call me picky, but I want my movies about miracles to leave me with wonder in my eyes, along with a tear or two. ‐ NUVO Newsweekly
Posted Mar 23, 2016
3/5 62% Creative Control (2016) This one is ambitious and good looking as it deals with a new computer dealie that's like Google Glass, only it actually does something. ‐ NUVO Newsweekly
Posted Mar 18, 2016
2.5/5 25% London Has Fallen (2016) London Has Fallen is entertainment. Not very good entertainment, but it gets the job done. ‐ NUVO Newsweekly
Posted Mar 9, 2016