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Eric D. Snider

Eric D. Snider
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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
C+ 24% 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+ 88% 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- 53% 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+ 89% 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+ 77% 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
81% Molly's Game (2018) [An] uneven but entertaining lark.‐ The Stranger (Seattle, WA)
Read More | Posted Dec 27, 2017
B+ 51% 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 70% 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+ 92% The Disaster Artist (2017) A good, shallow movie about a bad, shallow movie... Funny and highly energized.‐
Read More | Posted Dec 5, 2017
A- 93% 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
99% God's Own Country (2017) A raw, tender, and at times deeply sensual autobiographical feature debut from writer-director Francis Lee.‐ The Stranger (Seattle, WA)
Posted Nov 15, 2017
A- 69% Wonderstruck (2017) A charming, magical story, full of simple surprises and innocent beauty.‐
Read More | Posted Nov 8, 2017
B 83% Marshall (2017) Marshall's brilliant legacy gets the short shrift in favor of a meat-and-potatoes courtroom mystery, albeit a satisfyingly twisty one.‐
Read More | Posted Nov 8, 2017
B 92% Thelma (2017) A reserved but piercing supernatural coming-of-age drama.‐
Read More | Posted Nov 4, 2017
B 92% Thor: Ragnarok (2017) If nothing else, it's among the funniest Marvel films. (And there may indeed be nothing else.)‐
Read More | Posted Nov 4, 2017
D 29% A Bad Moms Christmas (2017) It was a mediocre concept to begin with, and Lucas and Moore made it worse. Merry Christmas!‐
Read More | Posted Nov 4, 2017
B- 34% Jigsaw (2017) It's isn't what you'd call 'necessary,' but it's made with enthusiasm and ingenuity. ‐
Read More | Posted Oct 27, 2017
B- 28% Suburbicon (2017) Unsurprisingly disjointed, yet surprisingly not bad as a Hitchcockian, 'Fargo'-lite quasi-satire.‐
Read More | Posted Oct 26, 2017
28% All I See Is You (2017) [All I see is You] spins its wheels stylishly but doesn't go anywhere.‐ The Stranger (Seattle, WA)
Read More | Posted Oct 25, 2017
B+ 79% The Killing of a Sacred Deer (2017) You enter braced for uncomfortable hilarity with touches of deadpan violence. In that respect, Lanthimos does not disappoint. ‐
Read More | Posted Oct 25, 2017
D 7% The Snowman (2017) A potboiler story that should have been an easy hit but is instead a plodding, emotionless exercise to be cast down the memory hole (harry or otherwise).‐
Read More | Posted Oct 24, 2017
B+ 86% Battle of the Sexes (2017) A highly entertaining account.... The movie belongs to Emma Stone.‐
Read More | Posted Oct 21, 2017
B+ 86% Professor Marston & The Wonder Women (2017) It's the story of how the character was created - a superhero-origins-origins movie - subverting the traditional biopic formula with affection, humor, and an irresistible "love is love" philosophy.‐
Read More | Posted Oct 20, 2017
B 87% American Made (2017) Liman and Cruise keep things at surface level, delivering an enjoyably audacious caper but neglecting the context and subtext that could have made it something more.‐
Read More | Posted Oct 20, 2017
B+ 96% The Florida Project (2017) A wonderfully humane, heartbreakingly kind film.‐
Read More | Posted Oct 20, 2017
B- 71% Happy Death Day (2017) If we're doomed to watch the same movies over and over (and we evidently are), at least this one makes an effort.‐
Read More | Posted Oct 20, 2017
C 16% The Dark Tower (2017) A bland, benign mediocrity that's probably significantly worse if you've read the Stephen King novels it's based on.‐
Read More | Posted Oct 12, 2017
B- 88% Better Watch Out (2017) The best twist on the 'home invasion' thriller that the sub-genre has seen in a while.‐
Read More | Posted Oct 12, 2017
B 62% The Foreigner (2017) The IRA-flavored Death Wish remake we didn't know we needed.‐
Read More | Posted Oct 12, 2017
C+ 87% Blade Runner 2049 (2017) Methodical and sad, it's a film with plenty of mood but little emotion, well made but frigid. ‐
Read More | Posted Oct 6, 2017
A- 92% Stronger (2017) A moving true story... Gyllenhaal avoids the clichés, giving us a character whose flaws and reluctant heroism feel authentic.‐
Read More | Posted Sep 21, 2017
C 51% Kingsman: The Golden Circle (2017) The sequel is longer, more bloated, and less entertaining, yet it constantly acts like it's doing us a favor.‐
Read More | Posted Sep 21, 2017
A- 69% mother! (2017) It's thrilling to see a major filmmaker and major movie stars explore [these ideas] so boldly and with so little regard for convention.‐
Read More | Posted Sep 15, 2017
C+ 32% Home Again (2017) As nepotism-based filmmaking whims go, this one is more harmless and less wasteful than most.‐
Read More | Posted Sep 8, 2017
B- 85% It (2017) This adaptation, rather than inspiring deep-seated terror, tends to be frightening in the carnival funhouse sort of way.‐
Read More | Posted Sep 7, 2017
B 78% Crown Heights (2017) A swift, solid entry with passionate performances.‐
Read More | Posted Sep 5, 2017
B- 83% Patti Cake$ (2017) The inspiration is faux and the repairing of Patti and Barb's mother-daughter relationship is forced, but the rest of Patti Cake$ is aeptable.‐
Read More | Posted Sep 1, 2017
B 91% Good Time (2017) A somewhat ironic title for a sweaty, panicky, crime caper focused on a bad guy, but the sleazy thrills do have entertainment value.‐
Read More | Posted Aug 30, 2017