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Eli Glasner

Eli Glasner
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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
4.5/5 83% Avengers: Infinity War (2018) This is an epic tale sheathed in spandex, a super heroic soap opera. The Russos know how to deliver the bang, but also when to lay back.‐ CBC News Network
Read More | Posted Apr 28, 2018
4.5/5 95% A Quiet Place (2018) Part of what makes A Quiet Place special is the devilish simplicity of the family's dilemma. ‐ CBC News Network
Read More | Posted Apr 7, 2018
3.5/5 78% Into The Forest (2016) Into the Forest has its share of dramatic scenes, but Rozema is more focused on the emotional effects of the crisis...the result is a stark, emotional story about survival and sisterhood - depicting not dystopia per se, but a new beginning.‐ CBC News
Read More | Posted Mar 21, 2018
2.5/5 56% Me Before You (2016) Leaving aside the complex issue of assisted dying, one of the film's biggest problems is how much Me Before You shields the audience. For a supposed romance, it's surprisingly prudish.‐ CBC News
Read More | Posted Mar 21, 2018
3/5 80% The Revenant (2015) The Revenant is visually stunning, but the story is simplistic...all that agony makes the movie something to endure rather than inspire.‐ CBC News
Read More | Posted Mar 21, 2018
3.5/5 80% Furious 7 (2015) [Paul] Walker bows out with a fitting send off.‐ CBC News
Read More | Posted Mar 21, 2018
2/5 22% The Boss (2016) McCarthy had been on an upswing with her films, like last year's Spy, but as disgraced business mogul Darnell, she's surprisingly unfunny.‐ CBC News
Read More | Posted Mar 21, 2018
3.5/5 68% Whiskey Tango Foxtrot (2016) Though initially sold as The Hangover set in Afghanistan, Whiskey Tango Foxtrot is not an outright wacky comedy, but instead tells a much more subtle, dramatic story.‐ CBC News
Read More | Posted Mar 21, 2018
3/5 78% The Shallows (2016) Where Open Water embraced the inescapable dread of the situation, The Shallows intercuts action with weepy monologues and blatant product placement, complete with jarring screenshots that clash with the elemental nature of the story. ‐ CBC News
Read More | Posted Mar 21, 2018
3/5 61% Race (2016) Race feels like a lustrous after-school special, suffering from an uninspired treatment that favours a cozy, glossy look over gritty authenticity.‐ CBC News
Read More | Posted Mar 21, 2018
3.5/5 78% Keanu (2016) [Key & Peele] stay true to form: spoofing stereotypes, changing attitudes and generally keeping the audience off-balance with unexpected references.‐ CBC News
Read More | Posted Mar 21, 2018
1.5/5 57% Money Monster (2016) Money Monster is a flaccid farce masquerading as an issue film. The tepid hostage drama turns out to be a manipulative whodunit that lets the real bad guys off the hook.‐ CBC News
Read More | Posted Mar 21, 2018
4/5 95% Sing Street (2016) Sing Street captures the happy/sad state of adolescence. It's a cinematic ear-worm you won't want to shake.‐ CBC News
Read More | Posted Mar 21, 2018
3/5 55% Jason Bourne (2016) It's right there in the title: we've gone from The Bourne Ultimatum to simply Jason Bourne. He's not fighting for some greater good, he's just a reason to keep us watching. And after a while, it gets exhausting. ‐ CBC News
Read More | Posted Mar 21, 2018
4/5 94% Finding Dory (2016) What sets Pixar's films apart is the studio's ability to embrace the darkness, dread and possibility of failure Dory faces. That's what brings Finding Dory close to the heights of Finding Nemo. ‐ CBC News
Read More | Posted Mar 21, 2018
3/5 74% Ghostbusters (2016) Part of the problem is that Ghostbusters is so busy going through a karaoke-style re-enactment of the original that these new paranormal exterminators have little time to stand on their own.‐ CBC News
Read More | Posted Mar 21, 2018
4/5 91% Captain America: Civil War (2016) At the heart of Captain America: Civil War is an amazing shape-shifting ability. It is a film that confronts the consequences of super-heroic intervention, while also providing a popcorn-worthy bang-pow experience.‐ CBC News
Read More | Posted Mar 21, 2018
3/5 27% Warcraft (2016) Warcraft is meant to be the beginning of a new movie franchise. Here's hoping the next installment finds a better balance between overwhelming action and satisfying storytelling. ‐ CBC News
Read More | Posted Mar 21, 2018
2/5 37% Jack Reacher: Never Go Back (2016) Collaborators always talk about how hard Cruise works to nail the moment or perfect that fight scene. But where's the vulnerability? Where's the heart? It's time for the superstar to get human again‐ CBC News
Read More | Posted Mar 21, 2018
3.5/5 64% Storks (2016) From Toady's silly schemes to the movie's hilarious silent-penguin battle, Storks is filled with a refreshing weirdness that makes it a demented delight. ‐ CBC News
Read More | Posted Mar 21, 2018
3.5/5 98% Zootopia (2016) It's surprisingly sophisticated, finding new ways to get us to look past stereotypes.‐ CBC News
Read More | Posted Mar 21, 2018
4/5 83% Deadpool (2016) Something incredible has happened. Ryan Reynolds has finally found a vehicle worth his talents: bringing Deadpool to life and giving the superhero genre just the right smack it needs.‐ CBC News
Read More | Posted Mar 21, 2018
3.5/5 95% The Jungle Book (2016) Once the distracting songs have faded away, The Jungle Book becomes its own beast. Rather than the zaniness of the original, Favreau and screenwriter Justin Marks reach for moments of majesty.‐ CBC News
Read More | Posted Mar 21, 2018
3/5 74% Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them (2016) Fantastic Beasts feels like a missed opportunity for Rowling...While there are flashes of wonder and whimsy, there seems little in these characters that would support an ambitious, five-part franchise.‐ CBC News
Read More | Posted Mar 21, 2018
3/5 59% Allied (2016) Despite the star power, glossy look and interesting premise, Allied feels like a missed opportunity from director Robert Zemeckis and screenwriter Steven Knight.‐ CBC News
Read More | Posted Mar 21, 2018
4.5/5 95% Manchester by the Sea (2016) What makes the film stand apart isn't its authentic flavours or visceral performances, but the story's integrity - a rare commitment to truth that deserves to be seen.‐ CBC News
Read More | Posted Mar 21, 2018
4/5 89% Doctor Strange (2016) Doctor Strange's magical battles turn Manhattan into a concrete kaleidoscope - worth watching on the biggest screen you can find.‐ CBC News
Read More | Posted Mar 21, 2018
4.5/5 98% Moonlight (2016) Part of what makes Moonlight such a revelation is Jenkins' delicate treatment of the inner lives of black men. There's a tenderness we rarely see as the film shines a light on a subculture where too often vulnerability is seen as weakness.‐ CBC News
Read More | Posted Mar 21, 2018
4/5 85% Rogue One: A Star Wars Story (2016) While we don't have the same nostalgic attachment to Cassian, Bodhi and Jyn, that's what unburdens Rogue One, giving it a freedom to tell a story on its own terms.‐ CBC News
Read More | Posted Mar 21, 2018
3/5 27% Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice (2016) The results are shocking, at times borderline sadistic but effective. Like the musical score, which resembles a chorus of anvils, Batman v Superman pummels the audience into submission.‐ CBC News
Read More | Posted Mar 20, 2018
4/5 100% Paddington 2 (2018) It can be easy to forget there is good in the world and sometimes it comes in the form of a furry brown bear in a hat ‐ CBC News Network
Read More | Posted Feb 17, 2018
4/5 94% Ava (2018) the predicament of these teens is haunting and acutely realized‐ CBC News Network
Read More | Posted Feb 17, 2018
1.5/5 41% Maze Runner: The Death Cure (2018) a masterwork of mediocrity‐ CBC News Network
Read More | Posted Feb 17, 2018
4.5/5 97% Black Panther (2018) Black Panther isn't a film about battling a giant robot or chasing magic stones. Instead, it explores issues of power and privilege, taking us inside a country torn apart by questions about whether to share its riches. ‐ CBC News
Read More | Posted Feb 17, 2018
4/5 86% Okja (2017) These are broad, screen-chewing performances, but the two real stars are 13-year-old Seo-Hyun Ahn as Mija and Okja the super pig with bottomless brown eyes.‐ CBC News
Read More | Posted Dec 18, 2017
4/5 78% The Beguiled (2017) What starts as a gushing gothic comedy takes a turn as the ladies realize how the soldier played them. This is a crowd pleaser with a lesson about crossing southern belles.‐ CBC News
Read More | Posted Dec 18, 2017
4/5 98% The Big Sick (2017) Nanjiani expertly underplays the comedy but the true MVPs are the parents on all sides: Bollywood legend Anupam Kher as Nanjiani's taciturn father and Holly Hunter as Emily's mother.‐ CBC News
Read More | Posted Dec 18, 2017
4/5 93% Baby Driver (2017) With Elgort channeling a pouty James Dean and mean Kevin Spacey at his very best, Baby Driver delivers the creativity this summer's films have been lacking.‐ CBC News
Read More | Posted Dec 18, 2017
1/5 16% Transformers: The Last Knight (2017) Like a frat boy given 260 million dollars to play with, Bay strives to make the military men mighty, and the women foxy, while he mocks the scientists with their foolish facts and figures.‐ CBC News
Read More | Posted Dec 18, 2017
4.5/5 92% Spider-Man: Homecoming (2017) [Homecoming] is an inventive effort that makes the joke-cracking wall crawler relevant again. ‐ CBC News
Read More | Posted Dec 18, 2017
30% Wonder Wheel (2017) Wonder Wheel is not good film. Belushi is wildly out of his depth and, at best, the storyline rises to the level of a second-rate Neil Simon play. ‐ CBC News
Read More | Posted Dec 18, 2017
4/5 91% Star Wars: The Last Jedi (2017) Watching The Last Jedi is a conversation with your younger self.‐ CBC News
Read More | Posted Dec 12, 2017
4.5/5 92% Dunkirk (2017) The most remarkable aspect might be that this is a war film that celebrates the simple act of surviving‐ CBC News
Read More | Posted Nov 19, 2017
2.5/5 29% Suburbicon (2017) By keeping the spotlight on the Lodge family, Clooney puts the Mayers at the back of bus, squandering a story about intolerance in favour of this mirthless murder comedy‐ CBC News
Read More | Posted Nov 19, 2017
3/5 40% Justice League (2017) Justice League is just... good enough. Prepare yourself for tonal whiplash as the two directing styles battle it out.‐ CBC News Network
Read More | Posted Nov 19, 2017
4.5/5 87% Blade Runner 2049 (2017) Blade Runner 2049 is an intelligent iteration, 35 years in the making. ‐ CBC News
Read More | Posted Nov 19, 2017