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Eric D. Snider

Eric D. Snider
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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
B+ 90% Doctor Strange (2016) The first time in a while that a Marvel Cinematic Universe(TM) movie has offered anything new to look at or think about. ‐
Read More | Posted Nov 2, 2016
C 19% Inferno (2016) A lot like the first two, but with fewer puzzles and less action. Does this appeal to you? ‐
Read More | Posted Oct 28, 2016
B+ 90% Elle (2016) Audacious and savvy, carried by Huppert's champion performance as a strong, imperious, and vulnerable woman.‐
Read More | Posted Oct 26, 2016
B- 76% Kevin Hart: What Now? (2016) Even with the filler it's more funny than not, and a remarkable record of one of the decade's biggest comedy stars.‐
Read More | Posted Oct 26, 2016
B 64% The Greasy Strangler (2016) Most of the humor derives from the aggressively depraved presentation, which is hard to sustain for 90 minutes. But as trashy, you-gotta-see-this provocations go, well, you gotta see it.‐
Read More | Posted Oct 26, 2016
C+ 19% Keeping Up With The Joneses (2016) The laughs are hit-or-miss, occasionally buoyed by Galifianakis' random absurdity or a surprising sight gag but otherwise unremarkable.‐
Read More | Posted Oct 26, 2016
C 37% Jack Reacher: Never Go Back (2016) A bland disappointment that bleaches nearly every colorful thing about the character.‐
Read More | Posted Oct 26, 2016
B+ 94% The Handmaiden (Ah-ga-ssi) (2016) A deliciously black-humored erotic thriller ... with sex scenes so steamy and cruelty so gratuitous that you have to smile at the filmmaker's cheerful perversity.‐
Read More | Posted Oct 26, 2016
B+ 79% American Honey (2016) Arnold vividly captures the cocky ignorance and exuberant recklessness of kids who were never taught any better.‐
Read More | Posted Oct 26, 2016
B+ 83% Ouija: Origin of Evil (2016) A pleasant, creepy surprise, a stylish funhouse that, like Flanagan's other films, finds new life in old scenarios.‐
Read More | Posted Oct 26, 2016
C 0% Max Steel (2016) Kids are probably better off playing with the action figures and making up their own stories.‐
Read More | Posted Oct 17, 2016
B 51% The Accountant (2016) Affleck's portrayal of autism is a surface-level impersonation, but the character and his quirks make for compelling entertainment - especially in the film's second half, when numbers, bullets, and fists fly furiously.‐
Read More | Posted Oct 14, 2016
B- 58% Middle School: The Worst Years of My Life (2016) Better than its bland, glib title, with some heart and soul beneath its pour-paint-on-the-principal shenanigans.‐
Read More | Posted Oct 12, 2016
D No Score Yet Taboo (2002) A self-serious cheese-fest ... utterly worthless as an actual film, but quite entertaining as an object of derision.‐
Read More | Posted Oct 6, 2016
C+ 44% The Girl on the Train (2016) Desperately wants to be 'Gone Girl' but lacks that story's surprises and cathartic, twisted resolution. ‐
Read More | Posted Oct 6, 2016
C+ 93% Queen of Katwe (2016) Means well, but its laborious, too-gentle pace drags it down into vegetable territory (i.e., a movie you watch because it's good for you).‐
Read More | Posted Sep 30, 2016
C+ 84% Deepwater Horizon (2016) Despite Berg's best efforts, the movie can't overcome its formulaic ordinariness.‐
Read More | Posted Sep 30, 2016
B+ 63% The Magnificent Seven (2016) It's not great - it's no 'The Magnificent Seven' - but it'll satisfy any varmint hungry for some Old West justice.‐
Read More | Posted Sep 23, 2016
B 47% Complete Unknown (2016) It might be better as a conversation-starter than as cinema, but the film's astute central performances elevate it.‐
Read More | Posted Sep 19, 2016
C 61% Snowden (2016) Restrained, almost dispassionate in the way it lays out the facts of the story. Where's the incendiary, provocative Stone?‐
Read More | Posted Sep 16, 2016
B- 35% Blair Witch (2016) Takes a while to get going, but it pays off in the last act, when all hell finally breaks loose and we're treated to a spookhouse full of sustained, mostly dialogue-free terror. ‐
Read More | Posted Sep 15, 2016
B- 76% Bridget Jones's Baby (2016) It's hindered by a dum-dum plot, but Zellweger is as effervescent as ever in her signature role.‐
Read More | Posted Sep 15, 2016
C- 45% Hands of Stone (2016) Another well-intentioned but feckless snooze.‐
Read More | Posted Sep 13, 2016
C 59% Absolutely Fabulous: The Movie (2016) Plays like a farce at half-speed, setting up amusing scenarios but lacking the energy needed to really crackle. ‐
Read More | Posted Sep 9, 2016
C 29% Mechanic: Resurrection (2016) Not bad when it focuses on Statham's character doing what he does best.... The problem is that there's a plot surrounding those scenes. ‐
Read More | Posted Sep 9, 2016
C 31% Independence Day: Resurgence (2016) Roland Emmerich had twenty years to prepare. And THIS is what he came up with?‐
Read More | Posted Sep 9, 2016
B+ 69% Swiss Army Man (2016) Its overt absurdity keeps it at arm's length, making it an affable curiosity more than a close friend.‐
Read More | Posted Sep 9, 2016
C+ 85% Sully (2016) It would take a far better filmmaker (and maybe an actual wizard) to wring suspense, tension, or fear out of a perilous situation whose outcome - whose happy, casualty-free outcome - has already been reported.‐
Read More | Posted Sep 8, 2016
B+ 97% Hunt for the Wilderpeople (2016) Delightful... Ends up being sweet and affecting despite its characters' disdain for mushy stuff.‐
Read More | Posted Sep 3, 2016
B+ 96% De Palma (2016) Anyone who loves the movie business will find his anecdotes, revelations, and observations both enlightening and entertaining.‐
Read More | Posted Sep 2, 2016
A- 93% Tickled (2016) They tell the story expertly, with the right mix of humor and fascination. ‐
Read More | Posted Sep 2, 2016
C+ 40% Morgan (2016) Mediocre, but even when it clumsily telegraphs its intentions, the film does have a zippy energy that keeps it from being stagnant.‐
Read More | Posted Sep 2, 2016
B- 91% Southside With You (2016) Though often charming and clearly well-intentioned, it feels a bit awkward.‐
Read More | Posted Aug 30, 2016
B+ 87% Don't Breathe (2016) Satisfying, meat-and-potatoes horror that takes a simple premise, adds a couple of flourishes, makes the most of it for 85 minutes, then gets out before it can overstay its welcome.‐
Read More | Posted Aug 25, 2016
B 97% Kubo and the Two Strings (2016) I was amazed at the artistry involved, entertained by the story, but emotionally unmoved. I respect the heck out of it, though.‐
Read More | Posted Aug 18, 2016
C 25% Ben-Hur (2016) This plodding remake never gives a valid reason for its own existence.‐
Read More | Posted Aug 18, 2016
C 60% War Dogs (2016) The events really aren't outrageous enough to justify the detailed, step-by-step retelling.‐
Read More | Posted Aug 17, 2016
B+ 98% Hell or High Water (2016) A crackling example of the New Western, mixing familiar archetypes into an entertaining genre exercise.‐
Read More | Posted Aug 17, 2016
B 93% Our Little Sister (Umimachi Diary) (2016) Koreeda's restrained style and gentle pace may try some viewers' patience, but if you can roll with it, it's a lovely, poignant slice of life.‐
Read More | Posted Aug 16, 2016
A- 87% Pete's Dragon (2016) Free of the flamboyance that marks so many kids' movies, and of the winking references to the past that plague so many remakes, Lowery's vision is wonderful and big-hearted, beautiful inside and out.‐
Read More | Posted Aug 15, 2016
B 83% Sausage Party (2016) Consistently sophomoric, periodically hilarious, and peppered with minor stoner insights.‐
Read More | Posted Aug 11, 2016
B+ 87% Florence Foster Jenkins (2016) A cheerful ode to the values of loyalty and determination that hopes you'll overlook (or agree with?) the dubious 'everyone gets a trophy' philosophy that it tacitly endorses.‐
Read More | Posted Aug 10, 2016
C- 11% Nine Lives (2016) There's no way this was intended to play in theaters.‐
Read More | Posted Aug 6, 2016
B- 70% CafĂ© Society (2016) Typical 21st-century Woody: pleasant, though not particularly funny; a bit melancholic, though not emotionally affecting; likable though not memorable.‐
Read More | Posted Aug 4, 2016
C 47% Free State of Jones (2016) An airless history lesson whose educational value doesn't outweigh its aimlessness.‐
Read More | Posted Aug 3, 2016
D 25% Suicide Squad (2016) The filmmaker and studio's inexplicable decision to construct a building without first laying a foundation was self-evidently a bad one.‐
Read More | Posted Aug 3, 2016
C 56% Jason Bourne (2016) The fifth entry in the franchise, is a flat, affectless, misfire.‐
Read More | Posted Jul 28, 2016
B- 58% Bad Moms (2016) If you want to see people drunkenly misbehave in an often funny but sloppily written raunch-com, Lucas & Moore are your guys!‐
Read More | Posted Jul 28, 2016
C+ 66% Nerve (2016) Though it's fitfully engaging and periodically watchable, it can't overcome its inherent weakness: it's about idiots doing stupid things for no good reason. ‐
Read More | Posted Jul 27, 2016
B- 84% Star Trek Beyond (2016) Though the film glides merrily through its paces, it has no more urgency than a mid-season episode of a Trek TV show.‐
Read More | Posted Jul 22, 2016