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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
2/4 32% The Brass Teapot (2013) Given its magical mediocrity, The Brass Teapot could have brewed its lukewarm water of wit and whimsy much hotter than it was in surrealist execution.‐ SF Crowsnest
Read More | Posted Nov 16, 2018
1.5/4 4% 6 Souls (2013) The woefully stagnant Souls-searching being performed in this face-switching frightfest is hopelessly inert and idiotic. As far as split-personality spook flicks are concerned, turn the other cheek regarding this thin slice-and-dice thriller.‐ SF Crowsnest
Read More | Posted Nov 16, 2018
2.5/4 68% Trance (2013) Boyle gives Trance an ambience of penetrating suspense courtesy of Rick Smith's soothing musical score and the crisp cinematography of Oscar-winning Anthony Dod Mantle. Flamboyant yet slightly flawed, Trance is a spell-binding spectacle‐ SF Crowsnest
Read More | Posted Nov 16, 2018
2.5/4 62% Evil Dead (2013) ...as far as horror retreads go, this movie shocker sizzles as it competently echoes the terrorizing triumph of its lurid legacy channeling wayward chills and spills.‐ SF Crowsnest
Read More | Posted Nov 16, 2018
2/4 54% The Company You Keep (2013) The Company that Redford and his celebrated cronies keep is refreshing...fine wine can age better with time. But as far as stimulating political pot-boilers are concerned it is time for these rocking chair radicals to surrender altogether.‐ SF Crowsnest
Read More | Posted Nov 16, 2018
2.5/4 65% Antiviral (2013) The creepy creativity does not fall far from the twisted tree in the filmmaking realm of writer-director Brandon Cronenberg...his impishly venomous vehicle percolates in the macabre mannerisms of his proud papa [David}...‐ SF Crowsnest
Read More | Posted Nov 16, 2018
3/4 68% Disconnect (2013) Rubin's sturdy and spell-binding techno-tale pertaining to stunted communication involving the diminished human touch is so timely in today's world bombarded by social media‐ SF Crowsnest
Read More | Posted Nov 16, 2018
1/4 4% Scary Movie 5 (2013) Aforementioned media-attention malcontents Sheen and Lohan may briefly revel in the cheap frivolity of this vacuous vehicle but for others, Scary Movie 5 is nothing more than an 85-minute smirk that has nowhere to go...groundless, gross guffaws.‐ SF Crowsnest
Read More | Posted Nov 16, 2018
2/4 52% Oblivion (2013) Although opulent, ambitious and populated with fine performers that try to breathe some creative life into the sporadic script, Oblivion is stiff thematically and fails to deliver a premium-plus pulse of twitchy intrigue and surging suspense‐ SF Crowsnest
Read More | Posted Nov 16, 2018
1/4 45% The Lords of Salem (2013) Nevertheless, hallucinatory hogwash such as Salem will continue to dog Zombie as a campy conductor of sluggish horror-oriented hogwash. ‐ SF Crowsnest
Read More | Posted Nov 16, 2018
3/4 89% In the House (2013) Sophisticated and shrewdly observational, In The House is Ozon's underlying slick and buoyant social commentary of what feeds us internally for artistic inspiration. Sedate and oddly witty...‐ SF Crowsnest
Read More | Posted Nov 16, 2018
2/4 49% Pain & Gain (2013) ...registers with all the smoothness of a lumpy protein shake going down a sore throat. Yes, there is plenty of Pain and questionable Gain for Bay's revved up farce of calisthenics cretins.‐ SF Crowsnest
Read More | Posted Nov 16, 2018
3.5/4 97% Mud (2013) The southern fried comforts and sleepy-eyed momentum of Mud instills Nichols's first-rate fable with the hearty flourishes of gothic grandstanding that resonates so eloquently..[a] special occasion where it pays off to roll around in this Mud patch ‐ SF Crowsnest
Read More | Posted Nov 16, 2018
2/4 30% The Numbers Station (2013) The figures simply do not add up in director Kasper Barfoed's sleepy-eyed spy thriller The Numbers Station. Inexplicably stillborn and predictable, The Numbers Station struggles mightily to incorporate a sense of slow burn thrills‐ SF Crowsnest
Read More | Posted Nov 16, 2018
2/4 51% At Any Price (2013) What At Any Price does for the American farming system in the 21st century is what chocolate cupcakes do for the nutrition movement - absolutely nothing but serves as another preposterous obstacle to ponder. Price is one less crop to consider harvesting‐ SF Crowsnest
Read More | Posted Nov 16, 2018
1/4 7% The Big Wedding (2013) Trivial, meandering and mean-spirited, The Big Wedding ironically serves as an instant funeral for the camera-mugging cohorts saddled in this incoherent and mindless marriage-in-the-making mishap.‐ SF Crowsnest
Read More | Posted Nov 16, 2018
2.5/4 80% Iron Man 3 (2013) For the most part, Iron Man 3 is effectively realized courtesy of the eccentric glibness of Downey's colorful turn as the confrontational planet-saving, chrome-plated cad.‐ SF Crowsnest
Read More | Posted Nov 16, 2018
2/4 59% Kiss Of The Damned (2013) Despite its bawdy convictions, Kiss Of The Damned is an empty blood bank looking for willing donors to buy into its sultry showmance of perverse wonderment‐ SF Crowsnest
Read More | Posted Nov 16, 2018
3/4 86% What Maisie Knew (2013) The deeply affecting Maisie is a tyke-oriented tearjerker that works on the soul. What Maisie Knew is what we all should know...the truthfulness of tears and triumph in the eyes of an innocent adolescent looking for a well-deserved childhood comfort zone.‐ SF Crowsnest
Read More | Posted Nov 16, 2018
3/4 86% Star Trek Into Darkness (2013) Snappy dialogue, spry action sequences, vibrant special effects, solid characterizations and galaxy-induced intrigue paints Star Trek: Into Darkness as one the first summertime hits of 2013‐ SF Crowsnest
Read More | Posted Nov 16, 2018
2/4 26% Erased (2013) Without much effort, Stolzl's derivative papa-and-princess shoot to kill whodunit can be 'Erased' with the weak application of an elementary school No. 2 pencil.‐ SF Crowsnest
Read More | Posted Nov 16, 2018
3/4 67% The Iceman (2013) Vromen's The Iceman will leave audiences cold with its chilling account...a delightfully probing and perverse exposition about a complex character study of an unstable man set loose among the masses thus becoming our wildest harsh reality imaginable. ‐ SF Crowsnest
Read More | Posted Nov 16, 2018
2/4 11% After Earth (2013) Awkwardly probing, After Earth feels like a cinematic homework assignment for Smith's teen-aged charge Jaden with Shyamalan's requested presence as the hired tutor catering to the movie's arbitrary, surrealistic vision.‐ SF Crowsnest
Read More | Posted Nov 16, 2018
3/4 89% The World's End (2013) The good news is that the savvy apocalypse comedy The World's End is armed with the notorious wit from proven collaborators in writer-director Edgar Wright ('Scott Pilgrim vs. The World') and actor/writer Simon Pegg and Nick Frost.‐ SF Crowsnest
Read More | Posted Nov 16, 2018
1.5/4 14% The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones (2013) Outlandishly clichéd and cockeyed, The Mortal Instruments: City Of Bones is meshed together with all the conviction of preparing homemade goulash but without a comprehensive taste for escapist originality.‐ SF Crowsnest
Read More | Posted Nov 16, 2018
2.5/4 77% You're Next (2013) Saturated with snappy dialogue, twisty plotting and wicked-minded wit, the sacrificial lambs in You're Next that display murderous masked menaces and their pristine prey are a welcomed relief to the corrosive crop of dice-and-slice cinema‐ SF Crowsnest
Read More | Posted Nov 16, 2018
3/4 70% The Wolverine (2013) ...[a] typical high glossy escapist summertime comic book adventure come to life. Reflective and rousing, The Wolverine does captivate and the payoff for Logan-loving loyalists does not disappoint.‐ SF Crowsnest
Read More | Posted Nov 16, 2018
2.5/4 67% Elysium (2013) In the futuristic socialist saga Elysium, the audience pretty much are drawn to the similar Blomkamp blueprint - an elaborate and exquisite sci-fi entertainment drenched in visual wonderment with a meditative message about social inequality.‐ SF Crowsnest
Read More | Posted Nov 16, 2018
2/4 42% Percy Jackson: Sea of Monsters (2013) Unfortunately, Monsters is relentlessly derivative and a watered-down sci-fi saga that the tweens and teens will tune out with all the nonchalant gesture of popping a stubborn pimple on their faces.‐ SF Crowsnest
Read More | Posted Nov 16, 2018
1/4 2% Getaway (2013) ...the wheeling and dealing of Getaway is all too familiar in its wasted gas-guzzle gumption of throwaway excitement and stimulation... it cannot change the fact that it has hit a creative speed bump...and in a worst way possible.‐ SF Crowsnest
Read More | Posted Nov 16, 2018
2/4 33% Passion (2013) Hopelessly dull and flat... Sadly, Passion is merely reduced to silly-minded sensual cinema as it awkwardly echoes DePalma's earlier influences with psychological thrillers.‐ SF Crowsnest
Read More | Posted Nov 16, 2018
1.5/4 57% Riddick (2013) Basically, Riddick strays and strains while never serving up a throbbing storyline to justify why the audience wants to reacquaint themselves with the pumped-up planetary bad boy...get ready for this...utter Riddick-ulousness. ‐ SF Crowsnest
Read More | Posted Nov 16, 2018
2/4 No Score Yet The Gilligan Manifesto (2018) The Gilligan Manifesto never quite feels compelling or insightful enough to exploit its radical revelations to its fullest sensationalism. Unfortunately, Soling's clunky documentary never delves into this colorful notion with tongue-lashing vibrancy‐ ScreenAnarchy
Read More | Posted Nov 16, 2018
2.5/4 81% Instant Family (2018) ...[an] uneven but good-natured family dramedy. Although cheeky in its overtones, Anders instills some seriousness about the ordeals of the unconventional family unit as both first-time parents and the foster kids come to grips with their new arrangement.‐ ScreenAnarchy
Read More | Posted Nov 15, 2018
3/4 73% Abe & Phil's Last Poker Game (2018) ...an impressive, nuanced drama that tugs at the heartstrings in witty, poignant fashion. Essentially, Abe & Phil's Last Poker Game is a nice farewell for Landau's long and distinguished career‐ ScreenAnarchy
Read More | Posted Nov 14, 2018
3.5/4 100% Charm City (2018) ...[a] disturbing and defiant documentary. Thoroughly involving and moving Charm City is both oddly inspirational and nightmarish in its raw presentation. Ness oversees a different kind of horror show...‐ ScreenAnarchy
Read More | Posted Nov 13, 2018
3/4 63% Bullitt County (2018) McCracken's creative topsy-turvy script and the atmospheric tension it provides in its edgy storytelling gives Bullitt County its riveting rawness as a compelling character study set against the bloody boundaries of organic thrills. ‐ ScreenAnarchy
Read More | Posted Nov 13, 2018
2/4 31% Hell Baby (2013) In short, all that remains is a diaper rash of an awkward horror-comedy that has pooped on its own meager pranks.‐ SF Crowsnest
Read More | Posted Nov 11, 2018
2/4 43% Closed Circuit (2013) Circuit had the potential for conveying its cinematic trade as an emotional vacuum for insinuation, interrogation, infiltration and ideology. Instead, it swoops up the lint of an arbitrary character-driven thriller that tediously talks ‐ SF Crowsnest
Read More | Posted Nov 11, 2018
3.5/4 84% Blue Caprice (2013) The slow-burn outcry and low-key fury that exists in Blue Caprice is an unsettling bumpy ride one must be willing to take with measured poignancy, persistence and pain.‐ SF Crowsnest
Read More | Posted Nov 11, 2018
2/4 39% Insidious: Chapter 2 (2013) Well, the gang are all back for a second helping of manufactured lunacy. Routinely, Chapter 2 tap dances to the tepid trappings of its conventional creepiness while never challenging the audience beyond the opportunistic reboot ‐ SF Crowsnest
Read More | Posted Nov 11, 2018
2.5/4 61% Ender's Game (2013) Filmmaker Gavin Hood's Ender's Game is an inquisitive sci-fi actioner that skillfully caters to the kiddie crowd while asking some mighty adult-oriented philosophical questions about the morality of war and the questionable boundaries of survival.‐ SF Crowsnest
Read More | Posted Nov 11, 2018
2/4 49% Carrie (2013) It is certainly asking a lot to buy into the shoddy remake of Brian De Palma's 1976 macabre masterpiece Carrie. There needed to be more shock-inducing significance poured onto this callow Carrie besides the standby bucket of pig's blood ‐ SF Crowsnest
Read More | Posted Nov 11, 2018
3/4 91% In a World... (2013) In A World... sends up the ingredients of sexism, romanticism, wacky family dynamics and the competing kookiness of behind-the-scenes Hollywood shuffling and serves it with gentle, stinging absurdity.‐ SF Crowsnest
Read More | Posted Nov 11, 2018
2/4 66% Thor: The Dark World (2013) ..waxes its big-budgeted whimsy but leaves out the core element of simply tooting its humble horn as a compelling down-to-earth Marvel Comics sideshow. Thor's fellow heroic handlers are not losing any sleep to the strained adventures that exist‐ SF Crowsnest
Read More | Posted Nov 11, 2018
4/4 94% Stories We Tell (2013) Immensely thought-provoking and reflective, Polley delivers an enticing documentary about the theme of obligatory dark family secrets and turns her unassuming project into an intimate and compelling jigsaw puzzle ‐ SF Crowsnest
Read More | Posted Nov 11, 2018
2.5/4 68% About Time (2013) Predictably, About Time has its saccharine-coated moments along with some bouts of flimsy feel-good pithiness attached...a few notches above the limited synthetic romantic time travel tales floating around aimlessly. ‐ SF Crowsnest
Read More | Posted Nov 11, 2018
2/4 68% How I Live Now (2013) Although ambitious with its take on young love within the possible confines of a grueling Armageddon, dullards Daisy and Eddie opt for a hormonal hayride in the English countryside.‐ SF Crowsnest
Read More | Posted Nov 11, 2018
3.5/4 93% Dallas Buyers Club (2013) Disturbing, poignant and brilliantly acted, the potent impact of Dallas Buyers Club certainly is a shocking triumph as both social commentary and absorbing entertainment.‐ SF Crowsnest
Read More | Posted Nov 11, 2018
3/4 82% Shadow Dancer (2013) The taut political suspense thriller Shadow Dancer spins a tale of terrorism that works fabulously on the nerves...smart and resourceful enough to play its conflicting confines as sedate yet edgy with underlying tension and betrayal. ‐ SF Crowsnest
Read More | Posted Nov 11, 2018