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Ethan Alter

Ethan Alter

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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
88% A War (Krigen) (2016) "While it builds to an intriguing thematic question, the dramatic situation at the heart of Tobias Lindholm's war-themed procedural is a little too open-and-shut. " ‐ Film Journal International
Posted Feb 11, 2016
84% Deadpool (2016) "Early on, Deadpool teases audiences that it's going to lead a comedy-laced comic-book movie revolution, but it ends up joining the superhero establishment. " ‐ Film Journal International
Posted Feb 8, 2016
81% Southbound (2016) "With one notable exception, the quality of this horror anthology mostly heads in one direction: south. " ‐ Film Journal International
Posted Feb 4, 2016
42% Moonwalkers (2016) "Not out there enough to work as gonzo period comedy, and certainly not trenchant enough to succeed as satire, Moonwalkers is an imitation of a real movie. " ‐ Film Journal International
Posted Jan 14, 2016
11% The Forest (2016) "The night is dark and not so full of terrors in "Game of Thrones" star Natalie Dormer's first foray into C-grade J-horror. " ‐ Film Journal International
Posted Jan 8, 2016
100% Only Yesterday (2016) "Isao Takahata's 1991 animated feature belatedly arrives on U.S. screens and thankfully hasn't aged a day. " ‐ Film Journal International
Posted Jan 4, 2016
31% Daddy's Home (2015) "The odd-couple comedy duo of Ferrell & Wahlberg enlivens this mostly tedious comedy, which has hints of a darker, more interesting film lurking underneath. " ‐ Film Journal International
Posted Dec 23, 2015
61% Concussion (2015) "If [Concussion] serves any purpose at all, it's as a reminder that Will Smith is an A-grade movie star, even in C-grade material. " ‐ Film Journal International
Posted Dec 22, 2015
75% The Hateful Eight (2015) "Eight too often feels wearying, a film of modest ambition made by a director with unlimited resources. " ‐ Film Journal International
Posted Dec 21, 2015
92% Star Wars: Episode VII - The Force Awakens (2015) "Strives to unite old and new generations of Star Wars fans and mostly succeeds. " ‐ Film Journal International
Posted Dec 16, 2015
95% Son of Saul (2015) "Although the style of László Nemes' Holocaust drama at times threatens to overwhelm the substance, the movie has a cumulative power that's difficult to shake. " ‐ Film Journal International
Posted Dec 15, 2015
70% Moomins On The Riviera (Muumit Rivieralla) "Gentle to a fault, this quiet adaptation of the Finnish comic strip will likely only delight the Moomin faithful. " ‐ Film Journal International
Posted Dec 3, 2015
70% The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 2 (2015) "The reigning YA franchise champ laces up for one final round, and (mostly) manages to go out on top. " ‐ Film Journal International
Posted Nov 18, 2015
100% Song Of Lahore (2015) "A warm-hearted, if somewhat superficial, exploration of how great music crosses borders, composed in the key of Buena Vista Social Club. " ‐ Film Journal International
Posted Nov 12, 2015
63% The Visit (2015) "M. Night Shyamalan's first foray into found-footage territory conjures up a few scares, but otherwise operates on autopilot. " ‐ Film Journal International
Posted Nov 10, 2015
8% Hitman: Agent 47 (2015) "[A] slick, efficient and utterly banal piece of global cinema product. " ‐ Film Journal International
Posted Nov 10, 2015
No Score Yet Hot Sugar's Cold World (2015) "More a doodle than a fully formed documentary, this chronicle of a modern-day musical maestro nevertheless dances to an intriguing tune. " ‐ Film Journal International
Posted Nov 5, 2015
94% In Jackson Heights (2015) "One of the most invigorating portraits of democracy in action to come along in recent memory. " ‐ Film Journal International
Posted Nov 3, 2015
61% Extraordinary Tales (2015) "Despite working from extraordinary subject matter-Edgar Allan Poe's various tales of the macabre-too many entries in this animated anthology are disappointingly ordinary. " ‐ Film Journal International
Posted Oct 22, 2015
79% Tales of Halloween "A sweet, well-meaning confection that doesn't provide a lot of genre nourishment. " ‐ Film Journal International
Posted Oct 16, 2015
69% Crimson Peak (2015) "While there may be some slight stiffness in the storytelling joints, Guillermo del Toro's Gothic love story is a visually ravishing delight. " ‐ Film Journal International
Posted Oct 15, 2015
91% Beasts of No Nation (2015) "War is (a beautiful) hell in Cary Joji Fukunaga's disconcertingly picturesque combat film. " ‐ Film Journal International
Posted Oct 14, 2015
29% Reversion (2015) "Oh, what short form sci-fi master Ray Bradbury would have made of this overlong short story! " ‐ Film Journal International
Posted Oct 8, 2015
94% The Forbidden Room (2015) "Within the guise of a rarefied ode to silent movies, Maddin may have made his most commercial film. " ‐ Film Journal International
Posted Oct 6, 2015
54% Hotel Transylvania 2 (2015) "A diverting animated sequel that, believe it or not, boasts one of Adam Sandler's most affecting performances. " ‐ Film Journal International
Posted Sep 25, 2015
60% The Intern (2015) "Robert De Niro soars in Nancy Meyers' latest-too bad the movie itself only intermittently achieves liftoff. " ‐ Film Journal International
Posted Sep 23, 2015
43% Cooties (2015) "Cooties struggles to fill 90 minutes with a premise that could support, at most, five minutes of great content. " ‐ Film Journal International
Posted Sep 17, 2015
33% Being Canadian (2015) "Like our good neighbor to the north, this first-person documentary is genial, amusing and a little bit dull. " ‐ Film Journal International
Posted Sep 16, 2015
91% Queen of Earth (2015) "A standout star turn from Elisabeth Moss enlivens and deepens Alex Ross Perry's extended Roman Polanski homage. " ‐ Film Journal International
Posted Aug 26, 2015
13% Sinister 2 (2015) "A sequel that has no reason to exist is also a movie that has no reason to be seen. " ‐ Film Journal International
Posted Aug 19, 2015
64% Digging For Fire (2015) "A perceptive, if sometimes heavy-handed, drama about love and marriage. " ‐ Film Journal International
Posted Aug 19, 2015
20% Air (2015) "[Christian Cantamessa has] the eye of a promising director-now he just needs a better script. " ‐ Film Journal International
Posted Aug 14, 2015
88% Straight Outta Compton (2015) "A smorgasbord of a musical biopic in which the strength of the individual parts compensates for the flaws of the whole. " ‐ Film Journal International
Posted Aug 13, 2015
94% The Diary Of A Teenage Girl (2015) "May tread familiar territory, but at least it does so with great empathy and thoughtfulness. " ‐ Film Journal International
Posted Aug 5, 2015
77% I Am Chris Farley (2015) "Understandably if disappointingly leery of asking too many difficult questions about [Farley's] life and death. " ‐ Film Journal International
Posted Jul 30, 2015
53% A LEGO Brickumentary (2015) "[The directors] don't feel the compulsion to [...] expand on any of the information that was likely handed directly to them by the company's public-relations team. " ‐ Film Journal International
Posted Jul 30, 2015
25% Extinction (2015) "[After an interesting first half, Extinction] consumes its own brains and becomes another mindless creature feature. " ‐ Film Journal International
Posted Jul 29, 2015
56% Paper Towns (2015) "Despite likeable performances by the young cast and some resonant moments, this gauzy teen drama is, sadly, paper-thin. " ‐ Film Journal International
Posted Jul 23, 2015
17% Pixels (2015) "For anyone over the age of 10, this videogame-derived disaster movie will just be a disaster. " ‐ Film Journal International
Posted Jul 22, 2015
85% Trainwreck (2015) "The heavily hyped marriage between Amy Schumer and Judd Apatow doesn't always result in comedy bliss, but it does frequently provide the gift of belly laughs. " ‐ Film Journal International
Posted Jul 14, 2015
80% Ant-Man (2015) "The narrative is leaden and lumpy in a way that suggests prolonged script-tinkering. " ‐ Film Journal International
Posted Jul 13, 2015
96% Amy (2015) "What lasting resonance Amy does achieve has less to do with the story that Kapadia assembles and more with the real-life moments he uses as building blocks. " ‐ Film Journal International
Posted Jul 1, 2015
46% Ted 2 (2015) "A movie that seems to have been made out of obligation rather than desire. " ‐ Film Journal International
Posted Jun 25, 2015
No Score Yet ABCD 2 (2015) "Like the franchise it's clearly inspired by-the Step Up series-ABCD 2 tricks out simple messages with spectacular dance sequences. " ‐ Film Journal International
Posted Jun 18, 2015
No Score Yet Redeemer (2015) "Offers solid fight sequences, but little else. " ‐ Film Journal International
Posted Jun 11, 2015
73% The Nightmare (2015) "The Nightmare probes its participants' minds without finding anything particularly revealing or, ultimately, that frightening. " ‐ Film Journal International
Posted Jun 4, 2015
49% Tomorrowland (2015) "Tomorrowland has the ragged, jagged feel of a tale that was reworked countless times on the page, during production and in the editing room. " ‐ Film Journal International
Posted May 20, 2015
64% Dark Star: HR Giger's World (2015) "It's questionable whether Dark Star will create new fans of Giger's work, but for his admirers it at least provides a small window into his everyday world. " ‐ Film Journal International
Posted May 14, 2015
83% Piku (2015) "A father and daughter hit the road to repair their relationship, but end up trying the audience's patience. " ‐ Film Journal International
Posted May 8, 2015
10% Just Before I Go (2015) "Cox must have seen something in this screenplay that encouraged her to film it, but whatever that critical element was, it's not apparent in the finished product. " ‐ Film Journal International
Posted May 6, 2015
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