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Eric D. Snider

Eric D. Snider
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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
B 90% Scotty and the Secret History of Hollywood (2018) Turns Scotty from a horny old goat with entertaining stories into a more sympathetic, even tragic figure (but the stories are still fun).‐ Crooked Marquee
Read More | Posted Aug 18, 2018
B 84% Alpha (2018) Frequently thrilling in the way that boys' adventure novels are, intense but not overwhelming, with a satisfying resolution. I liked it; I think an outdoorsy kid who's 11 or 12 would love it.‐ Crooked Marquee
Read More | Posted Aug 18, 2018
D+ 20% Mile 22 (2018) A simple-minded, jingoistic celebration of violence that totally misuses Wahlberg's limited range of abilities.‐ Crooked Marquee
Read More | Posted Aug 17, 2018
F 11% Slender Man (2018) I doubt there's an audience anywhere whose expectations are low enough to enjoy this.‐ Crooked Marquee
Read More | Posted Aug 13, 2018
C+ 47% The Meg (2018) The shark is sufficiently large, but if you want to make an impression, everything around it needs to be zippier, shorter, and crazier than this.‐ Crooked Marquee
Read More | Posted Aug 11, 2018
B- 62% Dog Days (2018) You know those Garry Marshall ensemble comedies like Mother's Day and New Year's Eve, where various strangers' lives intersect around a particular theme? Dog Days is like that, only not terrible.‐ Crooked Marquee
Read More | Posted Aug 11, 2018
A- 98% Eighth Grade (2018) A marvelously, horrifically authentic dramedy. Burnham uses music and other cinematic effects to heighten the comedy, but the characters remain down to earth.‐ Crooked Marquee
Read More | Posted Aug 7, 2018
B- 87% Cam (2018) Intriguing if underdeveloped thriller... It's logical, and creepy in ways that wouldn't have made sense 25 years ago. ‐ Crooked Marquee
Read More | Posted Aug 4, 2018
C+ 18% The Darkest Minds (2018) Basic-cable production values and an exceedingly generic story... It's harmless, but it's at the low end of tolerable as far as vapid teen apocalypse adventures go.‐ Crooked Marquee
Read More | Posted Aug 4, 2018
C 70% Christopher Robin (2018) It's the Hook formula, rendered in basic, gentle tones, deprived of any personality except in the form of Winnie-the-Pooh.‐ Crooked Marquee
Read More | Posted Aug 3, 2018
B- 91% Teen Titans Go! To the Movies (2018) It's aimed at kids but has a few jokes only grownups will get, and the plot is innately silly and inconsequential.‐ Crooked Marquee
Read More | Posted Aug 2, 2018
C+ 46% The Spy Who Dumped Me (2018) The action scenes are surprisingly good and the comedy has its moments, but the script leans too heavily on McKinnon to provide levity without always giving her much to work with.‐ Crooked Marquee
Read More | Posted Aug 2, 2018
B 94% Sorry to Bother You (2018) Though the inventive visual style and narrative absurdity will remind you of other filmmakers, Boots Riley's playful, rabble-rousing story is unique - warts and all, pretty impressive for a first-time filmmaker.‐ Crooked Marquee
Read More | Posted Jul 27, 2018
B+ 97% Mission: Impossible - Fallout (2018) McQuarrie and Cruise are determined to entertain us to within an inch of our lives, or die in the attempt.‐ Crooked Marquee
Read More | Posted Jul 27, 2018
B 100% Mega Time Squad (2018) A manic, light-hearted comedy about a nice young criminal who uses time-travel paradoxes to create a gang of himself (himselves?)... Absurd, childish, petty, seemingly dumb but actually clever.‐ Crooked Marquee
Read More | Posted Jul 24, 2018
B+ 88% Relaxer (2018) I was delighted by the third-act developments in what had already been a witty, strange comedy. I'm not sure what I saw, but I'm glad I saw it.‐ Crooked Marquee
Read More | Posted Jul 23, 2018
B- 79% Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again (2018) Everything the first film tried and failed to be: light and fun, high-energy but not hyperactive, frivolous but not moronic.‐ Crooked Marquee
Read More | Posted Jul 20, 2018
B 52% Equalizer 2 (2018) Standard-issue crime-drama stuff, but Fuqua gives it the aura and gravity of a much more important movie.‐ Crooked Marquee
Read More | Posted Jul 20, 2018
B+ 94% Blindspotting (2018) An explosive racial comedy ... saved by the sheer magnetism of Daveed Diggs' personality and the righteous anger of his character. ‐ Crooked Marquee
Read More | Posted Jul 18, 2018
B+ 100% Boiled Angels: The Trial of Mike Diana (2018) Tells the frustrating, baffling, incredible-but-true story with an attitude of good-humored punk energy. ‐ Crooked Marquee
Read More | Posted Jul 17, 2018
B 43% Cold Skin (2018) Chilly, restrained horror drama has a few surprises amid its familiar tropes.‐ Crooked Marquee
Read More | Posted Jul 15, 2018
B+ No Score Yet Tales from the Hood 2 (2018) Incendiary, highly entertaining.... An over-the-top premise, delivered with gusto. ‐ Crooked Marquee
Read More | Posted Jul 15, 2018
C+ 59% Unfriended: Dark Web (2018) It's like using a Speak & Spell to write Satanic curses - the message may be scary, but the medium is inherently mundane. It's fun to go along with the bit, though.‐ Crooked Marquee
Read More | Posted Jul 15, 2018
C 48% Skyscraper (2018) Being a Die Hard riff is fine, but even among Die Hard riffs this isn't a very clever or interesting one. ‐ Crooked Marquee
Read More | Posted Jul 14, 2018
B+ 75% The Night Eats the World (La nuit a dévoré le monde) (2018) A different mood from most zombie films, which proves to be refreshing. It's less mayhem-oriented, quieter, more drama than horror (though not without its horror).‐ Crooked Marquee
Read More | Posted Jul 14, 2018
D 14% The Texture of Falling (2018) It's 74 minutes of mediocre actors giving meek, low-energy performances while reciting clumsily written, faux-philosophical dialogue.‐ EricDSnider.com
Read More | Posted Jul 11, 2018
B+ 99% Won't You Be My Neighbor? (2018) A chance to sit in a cool, dark room for 90 minutes and smile and weep over a man who inspires us to be better.‐ Crooked Marquee
Read More | Posted Jul 11, 2018
C 35% The Catcher Was A Spy (2018) Another movie built around a single incident where there's no story to tell until it's time for the incident, and so what are we doing here?‐ Crooked Marquee
Read More | Posted Jul 11, 2018
B 88% Ant-Man and the Wasp (2018) Cheerfully (and fittingly) small in scale, with personal stakes rather than fate-of-the-world stuff and a director who doesn't pretend it's anything more than that.‐ Crooked Marquee
Read More | Posted Jul 6, 2018
C+ 52% The First Purge (2018) Cheesy but not quite campy - the movie is stuck in the awkward middle ground between legitimacy and nonsense.‐ Crooked Marquee
Read More | Posted Jul 4, 2018
C 65% Uncle Drew (2018) Would have been better if it were actually funny instead of just amiable.‐ Crooked Marquee
Read More | Posted Jul 3, 2018
D+ 64% Sicario: Day of the Soldado (2018) The film has a patina of smug xenophobia that makes me feel sad and embarrassed for America - a dud of a movie that couldn't have come at a worse time.‐ Crooked Marquee
Read More | Posted Jun 30, 2018
C- 51% Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom (2018) Missing nearly everything that made the original so much fun 25 years ago. ‐ Crooked Marquee
Read More | Posted Jun 22, 2018
C+ 55% Tag (2018) The way the sincerity and silliness collide here is as awkward as Jon Hamm and Hannibal Buress pretending they went to school together.‐ Crooked Marquee
Read More | Posted Jun 16, 2018
B- 93% Incredibles 2 (2018) You have to be more incredible than this to compete in today's marketplace, but "pretty OK" will have to do for now.‐ Crooked Marquee
Read More | Posted Jun 15, 2018
B- 51% Superfly (2018) Straight crime drama, made by a music video director but not shot like a music video.... Trevor Jackson gives as charismatic performance.‐ Crooked Marquee
Read More | Posted Jun 15, 2018
B+ 90% Hearts Beat Loud (2018) A happy, sunshiny movie.... Come for the exemplary father-daughter relationship, stay for the soundtrack.‐ Crooked Marquee
Read More | Posted Jun 12, 2018
B- 58% Hotel Artemis (2018) This pulpy jaunt through the underworld offers mid-grade violent fun, but it feels unfinished, as if it were based on a trilogy of graphic novels and they only adapted two. (It's actually not based on anything. It just seems like it is.)‐ Crooked Marquee
Read More | Posted Jun 8, 2018
B 67% Ocean's 8 (2018) More so than its predecessors, Eight gets by on the charm of its cast - but that charm is formidable, and the movie gets by just fine.‐ Crooked Marquee
Read More | Posted Jun 8, 2018
A 89% Hereditary (2018) If there's a better horror movie this year, I'm going to need new pants.‐ Crooked Marquee
Read More | Posted Jun 6, 2018
B 68% On Chesil Beach (2018) This lovely, wistful adult drama is full of introspection and memories, much of the action confined to a single room, but it never feels stagnant thanks to intimate performances.‐ Crooked Marquee
Read More | Posted Jun 5, 2018
C 73% Adrift (2018) The only interesting thing about these people is that they're lost at sea. You don't have to show us what happened to them before they became interesting.‐ Crooked Marquee
Read More | Posted Jun 4, 2018
C+ 20% Action Point (2018) There are laughs in the slapstick, but you have to wonder: Why not just make another Jackass movie? ‐ Crooked Marquee
Read More | Posted Jun 1, 2018
B+ 85% Upgrade (2018) Offbeat futuristic techno-thriller ... with clumsy dialogue and melodrama, but enough tongue-in-cheek ingenuity and kinetic energy to compensate for it.‐ Crooked Marquee
Read More | Posted Jun 1, 2018
B 86% American Animals (2018) The reality-bending narrative device turns an otherwise so-so true-crime dramedy into something noteworthy.‐ Crooked Marquee
Read More | Posted May 30, 2018
B+ 94% RBG (2018) A light, approachable documentary.... A bit of a hagiography, of course ... but you come away from it with an appreciation for someone whose long career has been spent advocating for less powerful people's rights.‐ Crooked Marquee
Read More | Posted May 26, 2018
B- 71% Solo: A Star Wars Story (2018) A mostly successful adventure with a few great action sequences and memorable new characters.‐ Crooked Marquee
Read More | Posted May 26, 2018
B 83% Deadpool 2 (2018) The movie is most enjoyable when it's just being goofy, but Part 3 will need to up the ante.‐ Crooked Marquee
Read More | Posted May 21, 2018
D+ 53% Book Club (2018) A lazily written, simple-minded dud. ‐ Crooked Marquee
Read More | Posted May 21, 2018
C+ 25% Breaking In (2018) Basically meets the minimum acceptable standards for this type of movie. But don't go out of your way to see it; there'll probably be another one just like it in a week or two.‐ Crooked Marquee
Read More | Posted May 12, 2018