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Eric D. Snider

Eric D. Snider
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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
C 33% I Feel Pretty (2018) Very messy... a comedy about female self-image that is unsure of its own identity.‐ Crooked Marquee
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B 78% Beirut (2018) Sturdy, grown-up entertainment that delivers its meat-and-potatoes story without pretense.‐ Crooked Marquee
Read More | Posted Apr 18, 2018
B- 77% Chappaquiddick (2018) If it's just meant to be a competent bit of historical drama, it does that well enough.‐ Crooked Marquee
Read More | Posted Apr 16, 2018
C 15% Blumhouse's Truth or Dare (2018) Rote blandness... A soapy melodrama meant to be creepy rather than outright 'scary.' like Final Destination without the ingenuity, mixed with Riverdale without the sex. ‐ Crooked Marquee
Read More | Posted Apr 13, 2018
C+ 51% Rampage (2018) These movies CAN be clever and humorous in addition to having spectacularly convincing special effects (which this does), but it takes extra effort. Rampage prefers the path of least resistance.‐ Crooked Marquee
Read More | Posted Apr 13, 2018
B+ 95% A Quiet Place (2018) Tense and thrilling -- you'll be holding your breath a lot -- and ultimately about a family's resilience.‐ Crooked Marquee
Read More | Posted Apr 11, 2018
B 83% Blockers (2018) Funny, but it would have been smart to focus on the girls and make the parents supporting characters, not the other way around.‐ Crooked Marquee
Read More | Posted Apr 9, 2018
C 74% Ready Player One (2018) Busy and hectic but not cohesive, a game that's nothing more than a game. ‐ Crooked Marquee
Read More | Posted Mar 30, 2018
C+ 20% Sherlock Gnomes (2018) Short and largely inoffensive, unlikely to do any significant harm if you find yourself obligated to watch it.‐
Read More | Posted Mar 28, 2018
B- 79% Unsane (2018) Shrewd, exasperating psychological thriller... Has some heft to it but doesn't live up to its full potential. ‐
Read More | Posted Mar 27, 2018
C 43% Pacific Rim Uprising (2018) Weak, aimless, and noisy.... A water-treading middle episode.‐
Read More | Posted Mar 23, 2018
B+ 86% Thoroughbreds (2018) Audacious. Shows remarkable confidence walking the tightrope between grim humor and provocation. First funny, then chilling, then sad.‐
Read More | Posted Mar 21, 2018
B- 70% I Can Only Imagine (2018) Works best for fans of the song or of Christian music in general, but it has enough relatable, not-too-cheesy drama for some crossover appeal.‐
Read More | Posted Mar 19, 2018
C+ 49% Tomb Raider (2018) A series of moderately exciting situations surrounded by - and barely attached to - a derivative fill-in-the-blanks adventure plot.‐
Read More | Posted Mar 16, 2018
B 92% Love, Simon (2018) It's cathartic to see stories we can relate to told with a degree of love and compassion that we can hardly imagine.‐
Read More | Posted Mar 14, 2018
B- 46% The Hurricane Heist (2018) A skillfully made formula flick that in a previous era would have starred someone named Skeet or Keanu.‐
Read More | Posted Mar 13, 2018
C 40% A Wrinkle in Time (2018) Feels like a random series of fantastical and often beautiful but still very random events. ‐
Read More | Posted Mar 9, 2018
C 37% The Strangers: Prey At Night (2018) A step down in quality, though still not without its slasher-y pleasures.‐
Read More | Posted Mar 9, 2018
A- 96% The Death of Stalin (2018) A breathtakingly dark comedy of errors with petty sniping and profane insults, cheerfully mining laughs from ghastly true events.‐
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B- 84% Mohawk (2018) A contemplative bloodbath ... a serviceably brutal revenge thriller. ‐
Read More | Posted Mar 8, 2018
D 13% Fifty Shades Freed (2018) The story of an entitled snob who marries a snob-in-training who enjoys being treated like garbage.‐
Read More | Posted Feb 21, 2018
B+ 82% Game Night (2018) An unexpectedly sharp, upbeat action comedy. The comedy gets dark, occasionally involving violence and pain, but it's never nihilistic or mean-spirited.‐
Read More | Posted Feb 21, 2018
B- 96% Black Panther (2018) Full of nobility and purpose without sacrificing fun and charm.... A slam-bang action adventure that also fills a need.‐
Read More | Posted Feb 15, 2018
C 25% The 15:17 to Paris (2018) There's no story to tell until the thing happens, and once it happens, it's over in a few minutes. It's not a movie, it's an anecdote. ‐
Read More | Posted Feb 13, 2018
C+ 14% Winchester (2018) A watered-down supernatural thriller about the same old vengeful spirits trying to right the same old wrongs.‐
Read More | Posted Feb 2, 2018
B- 56% The Greatest Showman (2017) I love beautiful, well-crafted, profound musicals with cleverly rhymed lyrics. Fortunately, I also enjoy shallow throwaway puff pieces with catchy tunes, lyrics that are purely functional, and dead-end subplots. ‐
Read More | Posted Feb 2, 2018
B- 54% 12 Strong (2018) Pays appropriate tribute to the true acts of heroism that emerged from the mission, but as a movie, it's just a formulaic war picture.‐
Read More | Posted Jan 30, 2018
C+ 41% Den of Thieves (2018) A 30-minute trim would have made the whole enterprise much more recommendable.‐
Read More | Posted Jan 19, 2018
C+ 28% Proud Mary (2018) Most of Proud Mary, for some reason, wants to be a dreary melodrama with little action and much formulaic dialogue.‐
Read More | Posted Jan 16, 2018
B+ 87% The Post (2018) No one alive is better at conveying what makes America uniquely great, or at getting an audience to believe that everything will be OK if we just do what we know is right.‐
Read More | Posted Jan 15, 2018
B- 57% The Commuter (2018) Liam Neeson punches his way to justice in a respectably forgettable, good-while-it-lasts action thriller.‐
Read More | Posted Jan 12, 2018
B+ 100% Paddington 2 (2018) If you see these movies and don't like them, there's something wrong with you.‐
Read More | Posted Jan 11, 2018
B+ 90% I, Tonya (2018) Though it's irresistibly funny and filled with insane (but true) details, this is ultimately a sad story about a woman who was mistreated from day one.‐
Read More | Posted Jan 8, 2018
C+ 78% All the Money in the World (2017) As an indictment of vile capitalist swine, Ridley Scott's fact-based melodrama has a satisfying flavor, but it's hindered by a lack of focus.‐
Read More | Posted Jan 8, 2018
98% The Loved Ones (2012) Speaking of reusing old premises, The Loved Ones shows the right way to do it. In this outrageously creepy and entertaining. ‐
Read More | Posted Jan 8, 2018
B- 32% Insidious: The Last Key (2018) This barely recommended effort doesn't offer much hope for the series' creative energy.‐
Read More | Posted Jan 6, 2018
82% Molly's Game (2018) [An] uneven but entertaining lark.‐ The Stranger (Seattle, WA)
Read More | Posted Dec 27, 2017
B+ 50% Downsizing (2017) Stimulating, funny, with the loopy, unpredictable, melancholy plot line of something by Charlie Kaufman. ‐
Read More | Posted Dec 21, 2017
B 76% Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle (2017) A surprisingly peppy quasi-sequel that emphasizes humor over jungle adventure and has everyone playing against type.‐
Read More | Posted Dec 21, 2017
C 71% Ferdinand (2017) Bland, unenthusiastic, with no cultural flavor. It might as well be set in Omaha. ‐
Read More | Posted Dec 14, 2017
A- 91% Star Wars: The Last Jedi (2017) Goes in bold new directions while delivering familiarity. Written and directed with thoughtfulness and visual flair.‐
Read More | Posted Dec 13, 2017
B+ 85% Darkest Hour (2017) Makes you wish we had someone like Churchill to help fight the Nazis this time.‐
Read More | Posted Dec 7, 2017
B+ 91% The Disaster Artist (2017) A good, shallow movie about a bad, shallow movie... Funny and highly energized.‐
Read More | Posted Dec 5, 2017
A- 92% Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri (2017) Grim, often hilarious, and consistently thought-provoking... McDormand and Rockwell have never been better.‐
Read More | Posted Dec 2, 2017
A- 92% The Shape of Water (2017) Del Toro's 10th feature, and approximately the 10th to have macabre, gothic themes, beautiful imagery, and a dark sense of humor.‐
Read More | Posted Nov 30, 2017
B 80% The Man Who Invented Christmas (2017) An affable and gentle holiday biopic, perfect for a matinee with visiting relatives who need something to shut them up for a couple hours.‐
Read More | Posted Nov 28, 2017
B+ 97% Coco (2017) An earnest, values-based story that doesn't sacrifice entertainment value. ‐
Read More | Posted Nov 21, 2017
B 85% Wonder (2017) The story is inherently emotional, but Chbosky conveys its compassionate message - "be kind" - without manipulation or false sentiment.‐
Read More | Posted Nov 17, 2017
A- 99% Lady Bird (2017) Gerwig packs an impressive amount of relatable teen angst into just 93 minutes, all while maintaining a sharp sense of humor and an authentic voice. There's not an ounce of contrivance.‐
Read More | Posted Nov 17, 2017
C+ 40% Justice League (2017) It's a dismal set of circumstances, and there's plenty of director Zack Snyder's trademark moroseness and brooding. But there's lightness, too.‐
Read More | Posted Nov 16, 2017