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Eli Glasner

Eli Glasner
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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
80% Film Stars Don't Die in Liverpool (2017) What a performance, transformational, by Bening. Oscar-worthy.‐ CBC News
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92% The Nice Guys (2016) Gosling has never been funnier. His timing is priceless. Great stuff from Crowe.‐ CBC News
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96% The Florida Project (2017) An exercise in empathy and exuberance.‐ CBC News
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86% Tully (2018) I think part of the problem is Reitman. With his style, he's really stretching to make a point. What feels gritty at first turns to a movie of extremes.‐ CBC News
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68% The Seagull (2018) It feels like at times it's attempting to condense the drama...this leads more to the soap-ish end of the spectrum. There's an elliptical quality to the storytelling that I'm not quite sure works this time around.‐ CBC News
Read More | Posted Sep 10, 2018
38% Life of the Party (2018) It's one thing to make a cringe-worthy comedy, but it's not funny at all. I feel bad, because Melissa McCarthy doesn't have to do that...‐ CBC News
Read More | Posted Sep 10, 2018
82% Deadpool 2 (2018) He attempts something that is kryptonite to this kind of character: sincerity...the movie is very good, but not as good as the first one.‐ CBC News
Read More | Posted Sep 10, 2018
70% Solo: A Star Wars Story (2018) What frustrates me is that it seems the original directors were trying to build an element of unpredictability into pre-manufactured franchises. What we have is the heartwarming Han as our connection to Star Wars grows a little dimmer.‐ CBC News
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89% Set It Up (2018) The premise is fun...it's great.‐ CBC News
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88% Ant-Man and the Wasp (2018) Great fun, a great cast overall...the best thing that Ant-Man and the Wasp delivers is fun. This is just antics, fun gags, all sorts of sides and shenanigans. The best stuff is bite-sized entertainment.‐ CBC News
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100% Leave No Trace (2018) This is a real, beautiful, quiet movie.‐ CBC News
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88% Whitney (2018) That beautiful voice is still ringing in our ears...it feels like the movie focuses on the end a little too much, but some stunning revelations and interesting examinations of politics...great doc for music fans.‐ CBC News
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46% Skyscraper (2018) I like Dwayne Johnson...but it feels as if he is now so focused on doing the biggest films he can, with the biggest set pieces and budgets, that acting becomes very secondary. If someone gave him the right script or character...‐ CBC News
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76% Don't Worry, He Won't Get Far on Foot (2018) The specificity of the character that Hill plays...I don't know where that performance came from...what's interesting and apparent is that there's truth there, something real and his own.‐ CBC News
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80% Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again (2018) I went in expecting very little...and I was charmed. This is a movie that fulfills the expectations and promise that it makes the audience.‐ CBC News
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97% Mission: Impossible - Fallout (2018) I think there's an interesting connection between Cruise and the character he plays...there's a detachment, a sadness around him, what he's had to sacrifice to carry the world's burden on his shoulders.‐ CBC News
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72% Christopher Robin (2018) If they had a little more vision, a little more courage...it could have been something truly meaningful, instead of just another fuzzy warm journey.‐ CBC News
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25% Mile 22 (2018) There's a simplicity to this film that I appreciate...but it just muddies the ground with Wahlberg's pessimistic growling...high-kicking action can't save this one.‐ CBC News
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92% Crazy Rich Asians (2018) Lavish, lush, gaudy...but the engine of the story it's telling, that works very well. Everything else is just padding...it's telling a more specific tale.‐ CBC News
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96% To All the Boys I've Loved Before (2018) It's not just that it looks nice; it has a palette, a color scheme...beyond all that, it's just a great, fun, interesting situation these characters find themselves in.‐ CBC News
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23% Little Italy (2018) It's not the actors that are the problem, it's the material they've been given. The dialogue, the antiquated sense of humor, the obviousness of so many plot mechanics.‐ CBC News
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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 77% 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 57% 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 79% 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
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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 54% 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 65% 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 97% 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 84% 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