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Edward Johnson-Ott

Edward Johnson-Ott
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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
4/5 100% Faces Places (Visages, villages) (2017) The reactions to the murals is one of many delights in this charming film. ‐ NUVO Newsweekly
Read More | Posted Oct 12, 2017
4/4 88% Blade Runner 2049 (2017) There's more to be said, and both Blade Runner films create a distinct world and people it, so to speak, with characters you won't soon forget.‐ NUVO Newsweekly
Read More | Posted Oct 5, 2017
89% Good Time (2017) I like Good Time a lot. What I don't like is the title. ‐ NUVO Newsweekly
Read More | Posted Aug 31, 2017
93% Logan Lucky (2017) Logan Lucky is a fun and engaging caper movie directed by Steven Soderbergh.‐ NUVO Newsweekly
Read More | Posted Aug 18, 2017
92% Spider-Man: Homecoming (2017) Spiderman: Homecoming sags in the middle, but delivers where it counts.‐ NUVO Newsweekly
Read More | Posted Jul 13, 2017
76% My Cousin Rachel (2017) I intend to watch My Cousin Rachel again. Yes, it's good enough to warrant a second look-see from a cranky essayist like me.‐ NUVO Newsweekly
Read More | Posted Jun 8, 2017
86% The Wedding Plan (2017) Its reach exceeds its grasp, but we all know that. Glad Rama Burshstein posed the question to begin with.‐ NUVO Newsweekly
Read More | Posted May 31, 2017
69% Alien: Covenant (2017) Alien: Covenant is a slasher flick with delusions of grandeur. It's depressing and easy to dismiss. I urge you to do just that. ‐ NUVO Newsweekly
Read More | Posted May 18, 2017
82% Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 (2017) Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 is funny, exciting and touching. ‐ NUVO Newsweekly
Read More | Posted May 4, 2017
95% Graduation (Bacalaureat) (2017) Graduation isn't the kind of film that jumps up and down and shouts "Look at me!" That's part of the reason I like it. ‐ NUVO Newsweekly
Read More | Posted Apr 26, 2017
66% Free Fire (2017) Feel free to formulate your own greater meaning to Free Fire if you wish. I think it's just a shoot-em-up with a gimmick. Luckily, it's got enough action and humor to remain entertaining almost all the way through.‐ NUVO Newsweekly
Read More | Posted Apr 20, 2017
97% Your Name. (Kimi No Na Wa.) (2017) My suggestion is to refuse to let the story get in the way of enjoying the story. Relish the overreach of a mighty talented writer-director-etc.‐ NUVO Newsweekly
Read More | Posted Apr 18, 2017
71% Gifted (2017) If you're in the mood for a tearjerker starring a group of appealing actors, Gifted may do it for you. God knows it's harmless. But if you expect more from a film than formula, look elsewhere.‐ NUVO Newsweekly
Read More | Posted Apr 13, 2017
61% The Zookeeper's Wife (2017) I hadn't heard about this remarkable true story and I'm glad I got to learn about it. I wish it had been in a film that wasn't trying so hard to be all things to all people.‐ NUVO Newsweekly
Read More | Posted Mar 30, 2017
48% Wilson (2017) It's a mess of a movie.‐ NUVO Newsweekly
Read More | Posted Mar 23, 2017
71% Beauty and the Beast (2017) Inanimate objects given personalities is a notion that works in our imaginations and in cartoons. Cartoons, darn it, not mostly-live-action.‐ NUVO Newsweekly
Read More | Posted Mar 16, 2017
4/5 99% Get Out (2017) After everything is revealed in Get Out you'll want to see it again to watch the pieces fall into place. Nice job, Mr. Peele.‐ NUVO Newsweekly
Posted Mar 9, 2017
93% Logan (2017) Of the three Wolverine movies, this is the best. I'm glad I saw it and glad it's over.‐ NUVO Newsweekly
Posted Mar 1, 2017
92% Toni Erdmann (2016) The bottom line is that Toni Erdmann works because of its excess, not in spite of it. Don't wait for the Hollywood version, see the original. ‐ NUVO Newsweekly
Posted Feb 17, 2017
3/5 82% Julieta (2016) I long for the days when Almodovar created movies that made me dizzy. He may still surprise us, but in the meantime, I'll settle for a mid-level offering like Julieta.‐ NUVO Newsweekly
Posted Feb 9, 2017
25% The Comedian (2017) There are solid moments in The Comedian, but nowhere near enough to justify sitting through it. Go check out Mike Birbiglia's films. They are deserving and this is not.‐ NUVO Newsweekly
Posted Feb 2, 2017
4/5 88% 20th Century Women (2017) The bottom line is this: Anytime you get the chance to see Annette Bening work, you should. 20th Century Women is an exceptional film that speaks to all of us.‐ NUVO Newsweekly
Posted Jan 25, 2017
4.5/5 96% Paterson (2016) It's a pleasure to watch, so much so that I've viewed the film several times since receiving a screener copy in December. Paterson is different, distinct, and satisfying, one of the best films of 2016.‐ NUVO Newsweekly
Posted Jan 25, 2017
4/5 91% Elle (2016) Elle is the best of Paul Verhoeven's movies. With flashing warning signs, I highly recommend it.‐ NUVO Newsweekly
Read More | 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 85% 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
59% Allied (2016) Good, but not great‐ NUVO Newsweekly
Posted Dec 30, 2016
95% 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
Read More | Posted Dec 30, 2016
2.5/5 62% 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
Read More | Posted Dec 30, 2016
3/5 74% 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 91% 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
92% La La Land (2016) Despite its failings, there's a lot of magic in this movie.‐ NUVO Newsweekly
Read More | 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 52% The Accountant (2016) The Accountant is entertaining junk.‐ NUVO Newsweekly
Read More | Posted Oct 28, 2016
3.5/5 90% A Man Called Ove (En man som heter Ove) (2016) A nice mix of bitter and sweet, with a strong cast.‐ NUVO Newsweekly
Read More | Posted Oct 28, 2016
4/5 92% 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
Read More | 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
Read More | Posted Oct 4, 2016