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Frank Scheck

Frank Scheck
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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
92% Floyd Norman: An Animated Life (2016) It serves as an entertaining salute to an unsung figure whose considerable accomplishments well deserve recognition. ‐ Hollywood Reporter
Posted Aug 31, 2016
44% Level Up (2016) While the film's premise feels all too familiar, its extensive use of well-chosen London locations invests it with a gritty atmospheric flavor. ‐ Hollywood Reporter
Posted Aug 26, 2016
28% Mechanic: Resurrection (2016) The film is certainly watchable, thanks to the elaborately staged action sequences and Statham's killer charisma. ‐ Hollywood Reporter
Posted Aug 26, 2016
83% Imperium (2016) Imperium traffics in familiar undercover cop thriller conventions while gaining resonance from its disturbing, timely milieu. ‐ Hollywood Reporter
Posted Aug 15, 2016
No Score Yet I Am JFK Jr. (2016) An incisive cinematic portrait featuring commentary by many of his friends and colleagues, as well as extensive archival footage showcasing its subject's magnetic charisma. ‐ Hollywood Reporter
Posted Aug 1, 2016
55% Can We Take a Joke? (2016) It's all awfully dispiriting. ‐ Hollywood Reporter
Posted Jul 21, 2016
88% Don't Blink - Robert Frank (2016) The legendary creator of the seminal photography book The Americans and such cult film classics as Pull My Daisy and Candy Mountain makes for a highly engaging commentator in Don't Blink: Robert Frank. ‐ Hollywood Reporter
Posted Jul 12, 2016
22% The Dog Lover (2016) It's all as clunkily melodramatic as it sounds, with the climactic trial sequences proving particularly slow going. ‐ Hollywood Reporter
Posted Jul 11, 2016
71% Kid Cannabis (2014) Although the film begins promisingly with many amusing moments... it eventually degenerates into all-too-familiar territory. ‐ Hollywood Reporter
Posted Jul 11, 2016
78% The Phenom (2016) It's Hawke who gives the film its dramatic urgency. ‐ Hollywood Reporter
Posted Jun 24, 2016
44% 3rd Street Blackout (2016) While the performers are appealing, 3rd Street Blackout is a too determinedly quirky affair to fully mine the comic potential of its clever premise. Much like its setting, the film could have used more energy. ‐ Hollywood Reporter
Posted Jun 23, 2016
95% The Love Witch (2016) Destined to be a cult classic, this sophomore effort by Anna Biller is a heady throwback to the American and European sexploitation horror films of the late '60s and early '70s. ‐ Hollywood Reporter
Posted Jun 22, 2016
83% My Love, Don't Cross That River (2016) If you're able to watch Moyoung Jin's documentary about the day-to-day life of an elderly Korean couple without both laughing and crying, you're not someone I wish to meet. ‐ Hollywood Reporter
Posted Jun 16, 2016
43% Gurukulam (2016) By the time the film ends, you'll certainly have the feeling of what it must be like to experience life in this bucolic spiritual retreat. Unfortunately, you'll also feel like you've been there for the full five weeks. ‐ Hollywood Reporter
Posted Jun 15, 2016
No Score Yet Left on Purpose (2015) What makes the film... as ironically entertaining as it is tragic is its charismatic subject, who is articulate and fascinating even while spiraling downward emotionally. ‐ Hollywood Reporter
Posted Jun 14, 2016
40% Traded (2016) Traded features nary an original element but nonetheless registers as a solid if minor oater. ‐ Hollywood Reporter
Posted Jun 14, 2016
94% Tikkun (2016) Impressively imaginative and stylish enough to mark its writer/director as a talent to watch. ‐ Hollywood Reporter
Posted Jun 8, 2016
90% Art Bastard (2016) Art Bastard shines brightest not as a biographical portrait -- an aim in which it succeeds only sporadically -- but rather as a showcase for the highly imaginative and thoughtful works by the now 76-year-old, too-little-known painter. ‐ Hollywood Reporter
Posted Jun 6, 2016
38% Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Out of the Shadows (2016) To say that this installment of the latter series is superior to its predecessor is damning it with faint praise, but it's likely to reasonably satisfy tykes (and certain nostalgic oldsters-you know who you are). ‐ Hollywood Reporter
Posted Jun 2, 2016
77% Popstar: Never Stop Never Stopping (2016) Reveals an insiders' knowledge of the vapid pop music scene, allowing the jokes, even the weaker ones, to land all the harder. ‐ Hollywood Reporter
Posted Jun 1, 2016
89% Queen Mimi (2016) It succeeds on putting a very human face on the dire problem, but the one it's selected is hardly emblematic. ‐ Hollywood Reporter
Posted May 17, 2016
15% The Curse of Sleeping Beauty (2016) The latest in a long line of horror films shamelessly ripping off the Brothers Grimm won't leave you believing in fairy tales. ‐ Hollywood Reporter
Posted May 13, 2016
75% We The People: The Market Basket Effect (2016) The film is more effective as an emotional appeal for better corporate behavior than a stringent analysis of the complicated scenario. ‐ Hollywood Reporter
Posted May 10, 2016
100% Rabin In His Own Words (2016) A comprehensive documentary recounting Rabin's life. ‐ Hollywood Reporter
Posted May 10, 2016
57% Streit's: Matzo And The American Dream (2016) More than slightly hagiographic in its approach, and, as its title might indicate, gets too heavy-handed in its moralizing. It also feels much too long - this is the sort of subject for which short films were invented. ‐ Hollywood Reporter
Posted May 5, 2016
60% Dough (2016) It's all about as predictable as it sounds, but it works anyway, thanks to some snappy dialogue and the engaging turns by old pros Pryce and Collins. ‐ Hollywood Reporter
Posted May 4, 2016
30% Love Thy Nature (2016) For all the information presented, the film is insufficient on details, instead stressing the fairly obvious importance of such things as eating natural foods and getting fresh air. ‐ Hollywood Reporter
Posted May 3, 2016
15% Mr. Church (2016) Murphy is a revelation. ‐ Hollywood Reporter
Posted May 2, 2016
77% The American Side (2016) True to form, the screenplay... is barely coherent in its explication of the convoluted plotline. But it does provide a fair share of hard-boiled, frequently amusing dialogue and a plethora of colorful characters. ‐ Hollywood Reporter
Posted Apr 29, 2016
81% Eva Hesse (2016) Marcie Begleiter's intimate documentary....serves as a valuable primer about [Hesse's] life and artistic legacy. ‐ Hollywood Reporter
Posted Apr 27, 2016
77% Elvis & Nixon (2016) The sharply astute, satirical screenplay by Joey and Hanala Sagal and actor Cary Elwes is filled with priceless moments. ‐ Hollywood Reporter
Posted Apr 20, 2016
91% The Witness (2016) Seen in vintage 8mm home movies, Kitty Genovese emerges as a vibrant, exuberant young woman whose violent death tragically came to overshadow her much too brief life. ‐ Hollywood Reporter
Posted Apr 18, 2016
80% Hostile Border (Pocha: Manifest Destiny) (2016) Despite its promising setup, Hostile Border lacks narrative tension, with the screenplay by co-director Kaitlin McLaughlin never quite coming into dramatic focus. ‐ Hollywood Reporter
Posted Apr 18, 2016
100% Be Here Now (The Andy Whitfield Story) (2016) Whitfield and his wife clearly granted unfettered access to the filmmaker, who captures many highly personal, intimate moments that are both joyous and tragic. ‐ Hollywood Reporter
Posted Apr 14, 2016
88% Havana Motor Club (2016) It might have been more effective as a short film. Still, car aficionados, and anyone interested in the political and social changes in Cuba that will be hastened by the restored relations with the U.S., will find much to appreciate here. ‐ Hollywood Reporter
Posted Apr 14, 2016
67% Divine Access (2016) A sharp and funny satire about self-proclaimed spiritual gurus. ‐ Hollywood Reporter
Posted Apr 14, 2016
50% Phoenix Incident (2016) Ultimately, The Phoenix Incident is more impressive for its ingenious publicity and marketing campaigns, including fake web news sites that went viral, than the quality of the filmmaking. ‐ Hollywood Reporter
Posted Apr 14, 2016
78% The First Monday in May (2016) [Rossi] effectively goes behind the scenes, capturing the complicated logistics that go into the creation of the exhibition and its accompanying gala. The former element provides the film's emotionally richest moments. ‐ Hollywood Reporter
Posted Apr 13, 2016
90% Barbershop: The Next Cut (2016) A cut above. ‐ Hollywood Reporter
Posted Apr 12, 2016
79% Embers (2015) It's metaphorical aspects like that, and the striking visuals that delineate the stark contrast between the worlds above and below ground, that make Embers memorable. ‐ Hollywood Reporter
Posted Apr 11, 2016
No Score Yet Inuk (2013) The film certainly displays an undeniable verisimilitude... and its striking visuals are bone-chilling enough to make you feel the need to wear a parka, even if watching it in a nicely heated theater. ‐ Hollywood Reporter
Posted Apr 6, 2016
60% Mad Tiger (2016) An evocative portrait of strained friendships and creative turmoil. ‐ Hollywood Reporter
Posted Apr 6, 2016
22% The Boss (2016) The Boss feels like an elongated sketch. ‐ Hollywood Reporter
Posted Apr 6, 2016
68% Darling (2016) As rip-offs go, it's a well-done, memorable one. ‐ Hollywood Reporter
Posted Mar 29, 2016
60% Bleed (2016) Reflecting influences ranging from The Texas Chainsaw Massacre to Rosemary's Baby to -- well, you name it -- Bleed doesn't exactly break any new ground, stylistically or otherwise. ‐ Hollywood Reporter
Posted Mar 29, 2016
71% Una Vida: A Fable Of Music And The Mind (2016) Featuring outstanding performances and making excellent use of its scenic New Orleans locations, the film handles its delicate subject matter with a deeply affecting emotional restraint. ‐ Hollywood Reporter
Posted Mar 21, 2016
30% My Big Fat Greek Wedding 2 (2016) Vardalos and Corbett display the relaxed romantic chemistry that made them so endearing to audiences in the first film. ‐ Hollywood Reporter
Posted Mar 21, 2016
83% The Lesson (2015) Featuring an exciting climax in which Mia, who has gone looking for the missing Fin, plays a vitally important role, the film marks an impressive debut for its writer/director [Ruth Platt]. ‐ Hollywood Reporter
Posted Mar 1, 2016
No Score Yet Behind the White Glasses (2016) This affectionate portrait includes extensive interviews with Wertmuller, who remains vital in her late 80s, as well as performance footage of her singing her original compositions. ‐ Hollywood Reporter
Posted Mar 1, 2016
90% Emelie (2016) Emelie serves up satisfying B-movie scares. ‐ Hollywood Reporter
Posted Feb 29, 2016