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Eric Henderson

Eric Henderson
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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
2/4 86% Marshall (2017) Marshall arguably intends for societal 20/20 hindsight to provide the bulk of perspective throughout. ‐ Slant Magazine
Read More | Posted Oct 12, 2017
2/4 72% Gaga: Five Foot Two (2017) Far from seeming like a strategic element created to define Lady Gaga's reinvention, the documentary instead feels like a natural outgrowth of it. ‐ Slant Magazine
Read More | Posted Sep 20, 2017
2/4 85% It (2017) It cashes in on trendy retroism--the remedial, brash distant second cousin to nostalgia--instead of utilizing the perspective of, to borrow from Joni Mitchell, seeing clowns from both sides now.‐ Slant Magazine
Read More | Posted Sep 6, 2017
3.5/4 100% Close Encounters Of The Third Kind: 40th Anniversary Release (2017) The film is both the last great gasp of '60s hippie ethos and the first masterpiece of what would become an increasingly technocratic '80s movie-house takeover. ‐ Slant Magazine
Read More | Posted Aug 31, 2017
1.5/4 87% Whitney: Can I Be Me (2017) It's no surprise that Nick Broomfield finds little use for the moments of unabashed triumphalism in Houston's life, as he's doggedly fixated on the humiliating swan dive.‐ Slant Magazine
Read More | Posted Aug 18, 2017
1.5/4 0% Naked (2017) The film besmirches the reasons that Groundhog Day's Möbius-strip construction worked. ‐ Slant Magazine
Read More | Posted Aug 9, 2017
2.5/4 82% Detroit (2017) Kathryn Bigelow hyper-realistically, almost dispassionately, covers her ensemble's actions in the manner of a somber disaster film.‐ Slant Magazine
Read More | Posted Jul 29, 2017
2.5/4 89% Girls Trip (2017) Malcolm D. Lee's film at least it goes down easy. Easy like a Sunday-morning hangover.‐ Slant Magazine
Read More | Posted Jul 21, 2017
1.5/4 17% Wish Upon (2017) The only wish that ends up satisfyingly granted is, in Wish Upon's final and utterly predictable tableau, the audience's.‐ Slant Magazine
Read More | Posted Jul 13, 2017
1.5/4 45% Everything, Everything (2017) The film's plot crux isn't romantic fatalism, but the year's cutest manifestation of trendy gaslighting. ‐ Slant Magazine
Read More | Posted May 18, 2017
1/4 25% Unforgettable (2017) The truly depressing thing about a thriller as undercoocked as Unforgettable is its failure to fly on dark fantasy.‐ Slant Magazine
Read More | Posted Apr 20, 2017
1.5/4 48% Going in Style (2017) No one in Going in Style seems to really know what the hell they're doing or why. And even though that goes double for the filmmakers, at least no one succumbs to taking any of it seriously.‐ Slant Magazine
Read More | Posted Apr 6, 2017
1.5/4 52% The Boss Baby (2017) Every Republican regime gets the ludicrous devious-baby saga it deserves. ‐ Slant Magazine
Read More | Posted Mar 30, 2017
1/4 67% Life (2017) If you ever find yourself in outer space and the only person talking any sense is Ryan Reynolds, locate the nearest escape hatch. ‐ Slant Magazine
Read More | Posted Mar 23, 2017
1.5/4 30% Passengers (2016) Monogamy, Passengers seems to suggest, is tantamount to existing in a world where nothing else matters outside of the bond you and your partner share.‐ Slant Magazine
Read More | Posted Dec 21, 2016
.5/4 14% Collateral Beauty (2016) David Frankel's film argues that the power of miracles can be manufactured by those who can fund them.‐ Slant Magazine
Read More | Posted Dec 14, 2016
1.5/4 73% Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them (2016) The film exists resolutely outside of salience and doggedly within the comfort of escapism.‐ Slant Magazine
Read More | Posted Nov 17, 2016
2/4 64% Storks (2016) Maybe it's not the worst thing in the world that Storks doesn't take many cues from Pixar's tear-jerking playbook.‐ Slant Magazine
Read More | Posted Sep 22, 2016
1/4 77% Bridget Jones's Baby (2016) The Pinkberry solipsism of this particular franchise all but requires our heroine persist as a lovelorn martyr for her audience's benefit.‐ Slant Magazine
Read More | Posted Sep 15, 2016
2.5/4 85% Sully (2016) It's an Eastwood film that very nearly strikes the same unsophisticated but delicate tone of his obligatory end-credits ditty.‐ Slant Magazine
Read More | Posted Sep 8, 2016
1/4 59% War Dogs (2016) The film is unrepentantly cynical when it comes to the global business of warmongering, but proves unsurprisingly earnest when it comes to the lure of the American dream. ‐ Slant Magazine
Read More | Posted Aug 17, 2016
2/4 60% Absolutely Fabulous: The Movie (2016) There's something to be said for a summer movie that offers up Chris Colfer as an unapologetic misogynist hairdresser. ‐ Slant Magazine
Read More | Posted Jul 20, 2016
2.5/4 35% Mike and Dave Need Wedding Dates (2016) Much like with Neighbors 2, Mike and Dave's obvious ace in the hole is its commitment to gender parity.‐ Slant Magazine
Read More | Posted Jul 5, 2016
2/4 69% Central Intelligence (2016) It's a pity that no one else involved in the making of the film had Dwayne Johnson's sly intuition. ‐ Slant Magazine
Read More | Posted Jun 15, 2016
1/4 57% Me Before You (2016) It punks its impressionable audience into believing a lie, then punishes them for their foolishness.‐ Slant Magazine
Read More | Posted Jun 2, 2016
1/4 30% Alice Through the Looking Glass (2016) The film fails to anchor its CGI or events with emotional heft. ‐ Slant Magazine
Read More | Posted May 25, 2016
1.5/4 43% The Angry Birds Movie (2016) The Angry Birds Movie is a lot of things, but none of them true to the app's appeal.‐ Slant Magazine
Read More | Posted May 17, 2016
77% Keanu (2016) Key and Peele aren't mining territory they haven't already explored at length on their Comedy Central sketch show, nor do they do a whole lot to elaborate on it. ‐ Slant Magazine
Read More | Posted Apr 28, 2016
2.5/4 90% Barbershop: The Next Cut (2016) A pop sonata of stand-up comedy routines layered with, if not vitality, then at least honest energy.‐ Slant Magazine
Read More | Posted Apr 14, 2016
1.5/4 23% The Boss (2016) It clips its own wings and tames the force of nature at its center, short circuiting its potential as a rude-tempered star vehicle.‐ Slant Magazine
Read More | Posted Apr 7, 2016
1.5/4 29% My Big Fat Greek Wedding 2 (2016) As far as shameless excuses to rehash crowd-pleasing gags from the first film go, it doesn't particularly go about its duties cynically. ‐ Slant Magazine
Read More | Posted Mar 22, 2016
1.5/4 52% Risen (2016) It's an episode of Without a Trace: Jerusalem presented with all the panache of a Trinity Broadcasting Network TV special.‐ Slant Magazine
Read More | Posted Feb 19, 2016
2/4 47% How To Be Single (2016) If the accepted wisdom is that chronically single people don't know what they want, the film will stay alone for life.‐ Slant Magazine
Read More | Posted Feb 11, 2016
1/4 12% The Choice (2016) Most Nicholas Sparks adaptations say, in cinematic terms, nothing so complicated as "roses are red." This one just points to a garden and shrugs.‐ Slant Magazine
Read More | Posted Feb 4, 2016
1.5/4 16% The 5th Wave (2016) The sense that children's attitudes toward rampant militarization are being gradually normalized is the film's objectionable given.‐ Slant Magazine
Read More | Posted Jan 21, 2016
1/4 14% Ride Along 2 (2016) Like any serving of junk food, it seems engineered to give you that initial rush of satisfaction, but leaves you in a dead zone where the only thing you want is more of the same.‐ Slant Magazine
Read More | Posted Jan 14, 2016
1/4 31% Daddy's Home (2015) Though Will Ferrell has made a career out of his own debasement, the film quickly becomes too cruel to generate laughter for anyone who would empathize with him.‐ Slant Magazine
Read More | Posted Dec 23, 2015
1.5/4 16% Alvin and the Chipmunks: The Road Chip (2015) In the film, Alvin and the Chipmunks proudly align themselves not with Dr. Demento, but with Kidz Bop.‐ Slant Magazine
Read More | Posted Dec 16, 2015
1.5/4 39% Secret in Their Eyes (2015) Billy Ray unfurls the parallel time structure with the same flat, procedural monotony applied by Juan José Campanella to the original film. ‐ Slant Magazine
Read More | Posted Nov 19, 2015
1.5/4 19% Love the Coopers (2015) Imagine a Christmas tree covered not only in tinsel and lights and silver bulbs, but also snow globes and perfume samples and beef jerky and vials of virgin tears. ‐ Slant Magazine
Read More | Posted Nov 12, 2015
1/4 45% Scouts Guide to the Zombie Apocalypse (2015) The flick is an artless, puerile shadow of the likes of Edgar Wright and Simon Pegg's Cornetto trilogy. ‐ Slant Magazine
Read More | Posted Oct 29, 2015
1.5/4 34% Our Brand is Crisis (2015) It only serves to validate George Clooney's devotion to showmanship as Hollywood's current reigning poster boy for blue-state morality. ‐ Slant Magazine
Read More | Posted Oct 28, 2015
.5/4 18% Jem and the Holograms (2015) It's the screenwriting equivalent of Ryan Adams sucking the pop vitality out of Taylor Swift's deliriously produced tunes.‐ Slant Magazine
Read More | Posted Oct 23, 2015
1.5/4 27% Pan (2015) Joe Wright's film could fuel an entire series of incredulous episodes of the How Did This Get Made? podcast.‐ Slant Magazine
Read More | Posted Oct 6, 2015
1.5/4 55% Hotel Transylvania 2 (2015) It risks offense by putting a typically Adam Sandler-ian twist on a tired familial trope, though such risks can often be the only thing enlivening forced franchise installments like this one.‐ Slant Magazine
Read More | Posted Sep 24, 2015
1/4 60% The Intern (2015) Nancy Meyers is unquestionably committed to her auteurist signature of giving her female protagonists their cake and letting them eat it too.‐ Slant Magazine
Read More | Posted Sep 24, 2015
2.5/4 73% Everest (2015) It feels less like an cautionary adventure movie or the classy Hollywood equivalent of a Reader's Digest "Drama in Real Life" and much more like a disaster epic.‐ Slant Magazine
Read More | Posted Sep 17, 2015
2/4 65% The Visit (2015) When the (non-spoiler alert) trademark Shyamalan twist finally arrives, it doesn't synthesize anything other than the director's devotion to his signature gimmick.‐ Slant Magazine
Read More | Posted Sep 9, 2015
1/4 9% Fantastic Four (2015) It adds more grist for the mill to the notion that studios don't hit the big red "reboot" button in any other state than a panic.‐ Slant Magazine
Read More | Posted Aug 6, 2015
1/4 26% Vacation (2015) Father doesn't just know best, he's the only one whose knowledge or lack thereof means anything at all. ‐ Slant Magazine
Read More | Posted Jul 28, 2015