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Frank Swietek

Frank Swietek
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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
D 56% The Ice Cream Truck (2017) Whatever ambitions Johnston might have had for the picture, they aren't realized on the screen.‐ One Guy's Opinion
Read More | Posted Aug 18, 2017
C- 39% The Hitman's Bodyguard (2017) Ryan Reynolds and Samuel L. Jackson are potentially a good team for a cartoonish action comedy, but the writing and execution here let them-and us-down. ‐ One Guy's Opinion
Read More | Posted Aug 17, 2017
B+ 93% Logan Lucky (2017) Quite simply, one of the most sheerly enjoyable movies of the year....we're lucky to have [Soderbergh] back.‐ One Guy's Opinion
Read More | Posted Aug 16, 2017
B+ 82% The Trip to Spain (2017) A visually luscious travelogue and a savory introduction to upscale Spanish cuisine, as well as another delicious joint comedic routine by two masters.‐ One Guy's Opinion
Read More | Posted Aug 16, 2017
B+ 98% Whose Streets? (2017) Flush with pent-up anger and pain, but also a major helping of sad resignation, it's both a searing experience and a thought-provoking one.‐ One Guy's Opinion
Read More | Posted Aug 16, 2017
C- 11% The Nut Job 2: Nutty by Nature (2017) Superior to its predecessor, though still mediocre by the standards of the best family-friendly fare, boasting lots of mindless hubbub but a distinct lack of wit or memorable lines. ‐ One Guy's Opinion
Read More | Posted Aug 11, 2017
C 78% Brigsby Bear (2017) An excessively precious, quirky little indie comedy with a remarkably sentimental streak.‐ One Guy's Opinion
Read More | Posted Aug 10, 2017
B 94% Step (2017) An uplifting documentary that's also realistic about the obstacles its subjects face.‐ One Guy's Opinion
Read More | Posted Aug 10, 2017
B+ 87% Wind River (2017) A taut, brooding procedural with a compelling central character and a startlingly real setting. ‐ One Guy's Opinion
Read More | Posted Aug 10, 2017
B- 67% Pilgrimage (2017) Despite its propensity to aim for the jugular rather than the brain...'Pilgrimage' proves an intriguing attempt at capturing the often contradictory spiritual and material realities of Europe's so-called age of faith.‐ One Guy's Opinion
Read More | Posted Aug 10, 2017
C- 31% The Only Living Boy in New York (2017) The prettiness of the locations, and of the characters set in them, can't conceal the essential phoniness that permeates the film.‐ One Guy's Opinion
Read More | Posted Aug 10, 2017
B- 49% The Glass Castle (2017) While one might wish it possessed more of the grit of 'Short Term 12,' the film mostly works as a more traditional kind of family melodrama-Cretton by way of Douglas Sirk.‐ One Guy's Opinion
Read More | Posted Aug 10, 2017
C- 67% Annabelle: Creation (2017) The script's incoherence makes the movie feel like a random assemblage of cunningly crafted horror tropes rather than an intelligible narrative.‐ One Guy's Opinion
Read More | Posted Aug 10, 2017
B- 77% An Inconvenient Sequel: Truth To Power (2017) An impassioned follow-up [whose] impact isn't likely to match that of its predecessor, not only because a great many documentaries on the subject have appeared in the intervening years but because it inclines toward hagiography.‐ One Guy's Opinion
Read More | Posted Aug 6, 2017
B- 83% The Midwife (Sage femme) (2017) Though a relatively slight tale of a woman who breaks free of a stifling life as a result of an unexpected encounter with her past, 'The Midwife' offers the opportunity to watch two fine actresses joust, and for some that may be enough.‐ One Guy's Opinion
Read More | Posted Aug 4, 2017
C- 16% The Dark Tower (2017) There have been worse adaptations of books by King, but this long-awaited one is almost guaranteed to disappoint his many fans while failing to bowl over anybody else.‐ One Guy's Opinion
Read More | Posted Aug 3, 2017
C- 36% Kidnap (2017) Berry, Berry bad... the pulpy, preposterous 'Kidnap' is a B-movie that's not elevated from its humble status by the presence of a star whose name still carries a whiff of prestige. ‐ One Guy's Opinion
Read More | Posted Aug 3, 2017
B+ 91% A Ghost Story (2017) Imbues the horror genre with a rare degree of poetic elegance while ruminating on the nature of time, memory and grief...Lowery's mournful, strangely moving film is likely to haunt you. ‐ One Guy's Opinion
Read More | Posted Aug 2, 2017
B+ 83% Detroit (2017) It has flaws, but they are faults that can be forgiven in view of the film's sheer cinematic power, as well as its historical significance and topical relevance.‐ One Guy's Opinion
Read More | Posted Jul 30, 2017
C- 13% A Family Man (2017) Warmed-over 'Glengarry Glen Ross' mixed with afternoon soap opera...watching the mawkish movie might make you gag on its mixture of bluster and treacle.‐ One Guy's Opinion
Read More | Posted Jul 27, 2017
B- 75% 13 Minutes (Elser) (2017) While hardly subtle, honors a man deserving of wider recognition.‐ One Guy's Opinion
Read More | Posted Jul 27, 2017
C- 73% Landline (2017) A slender indie sitcom, peopled by characters who are simply annoying rather than quirkily charming.‐ One Guy's Opinion
Read More | Posted Jul 27, 2017
C 75% Atomic Blonde (2017) While 'Atomic Blonde' might not be bad enough to be renamed 'Atomic Bomb,' after the preposterous postscript has rolled you might agree that despite all the surface flash, it's a dud.‐ One Guy's Opinion
Read More | Posted Jul 27, 2017
B+ 99% City of Ghosts (2017) A powerful, remarkable profile of courage under fire.‐ One Guy's Opinion
Read More | Posted Jul 27, 2017
C 88% Girls Trip (2017) By trying to be both grossly outlandish and sweetly endearing, the movie is alternately crass and mawkish.‐ One Guy's Opinion
Read More | Posted Jul 20, 2017
B 88% Lady Macbeth (2017) A bold, unsettling transposition of Leskov's grim take on a Shakespearean motif-a promising debut for its director and a stunning breakthrough for its star.‐ One Guy's Opinion
Read More | Posted Jul 20, 2017
C+ 93% Dunkirk (2017) A disappointment, a visual marvel but one lacking in emotional resonance, the sort of film one respects for its craftsmanship-but feels distanced from.‐ One Guy's Opinion
Read More | Posted Jul 19, 2017
D 51% Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets (2017) Eurotrash on steroids as only Luc Besson can confect it...a goofy special-effects acid trip in the form of a berserk science-fiction cartoon. ‐ One Guy's Opinion
Read More | Posted Jul 19, 2017
D 17% Blind (2017) Sappy melodrama, the sort of thing that gives so-called 'women's pictures' a bad name. ‐ One Guy's Opinion
Read More | Posted Jul 13, 2017
C 18% Wish Upon (2017) Though it's actually well-made from a purely technical standpoint, the grim efficiency of the execution can't overcome the essential silliness of the premise.‐ One Guy's Opinion
Read More | Posted Jul 13, 2017
B 93% War for the Planet of the Apes (2017) Maintains the high quality of the first two episodes, bringing the story to a solid, if preordained, conclusion in a narratively imaginative fashion.‐ One Guy's Opinion
Read More | Posted Jul 11, 2017
B 68% The Journey (2017) While the film is undoubtedly simplistic and fictional, it speaks to high aspirations while acknowledging the messiness of politics-and because of its superlative cast, it's also great fun.‐ One Guy's Opinion
Read More | Posted Jul 6, 2017
B 88% Maudie (2017) A touching character study... a charming portrait of a woman who found a life of simple contentment with a most unlikely partner.‐ One Guy's Opinion
Read More | Posted Jul 6, 2017
B- 92% Spider-Man: Homecoming (2017) A mixed bag: it's nice to have Spider-Man rebooted with an actor so right for the part as Holland, but the effort to integrate him into the wider Marvel Universe raises doubts the movie doesn't resolve.‐ One Guy's Opinion
Read More | Posted Jul 5, 2017
B+ 98% The Big Sick (2017) Human and humane, it is sweet without being saccharine, funny without becoming raucous, and touching without degenerating into mawkishness-the rare rom-com that appeals to your intelligence rather than insulting it.‐ One Guy's Opinion
Read More | Posted Jul 2, 2017
F 17% The House (2017) A complete loser, so excruciatingly bad that it makes you cringe while watching it.‐ One Guy's Opinion
Read More | Posted Jun 30, 2017
C 61% Despicable Me 3 (2017) Running on fumes, dependent on the good will viewers might bring from their recollection of its predecessors.‐ One Guy's Opinion
Read More | Posted Jun 29, 2017
C- 78% The Exception (The Kaiser's Last Kiss) (2017) Historically convincing in the visual details but completely bogus in terms of narrative, in particular the pallid central romance. ‐ One Guy's Opinion
Read More | Posted Jun 29, 2017
B 79% The Beguiled (2017) Both beautiful and unsettling...dependent more on atmosphere and suggestion rather than overt titillation. ‐ One Guy's Opinion
Read More | Posted Jun 29, 2017
B 94% Baby Driver (2017) Arguably spins out of control in the last act, but overall it makes for a wild ride that provides the sort of juice you'd expect from a top-of-the-line muscle car.‐ One Guy's Opinion
Read More | Posted Jun 27, 2017
B 75% Wakefield (2017) A heightened portrait of the modern American male in mid-life crisis...that fascinates even when it doesn't fully convince.‐ One Guy's Opinion
Read More | Posted Jun 22, 2017
F 15% Transformers: The Last Knight (2017) Megatrash as only Bay can make it, this represents some of the most inane drivel ever to (dis)grace the screen-and an obscene waste of money to boot.‐ One Guy's Opinion
Read More | Posted Jun 20, 2017
B- 78% The Hero (2017) Might be little more than a familiar tale of a man looking back regretfully at past mistakes and trying to redeem himself in his twilight hours, but [Elliott] makes it watchable-if only just.‐ One Guy's Opinion
Read More | Posted Jun 15, 2017
B- 22% The Book of Henry (2017) Though it's likely to divide viewers pro and con, the fact that it attempts to do something different, defying easy categorization in the process, itself makes it worth seeing despite its flaws.‐ One Guy's Opinion
Read More | Posted Jun 15, 2017
C- 48% Rough Night (2017) A patchy assemblage of familiar 'girls gone wild' shtick, weighed down by a dark twist that ultimately proves inconsequential and glib observations about female friendship.‐ One Guy's Opinion
Read More | Posted Jun 15, 2017
C- 54% 47 Meters Down (2017) In an era that has descended to 'Sharknado' [this is] a fairly toothless entry in the 'Jaws'-inspired genre.‐ One Guy's Opinion
Read More | Posted Jun 15, 2017
B 76% Beatriz at Dinner (2017) Provocative but also genuinely entertaining... very much a fable for our time.‐ One Guy's Opinion
Read More | Posted Jun 15, 2017
C+ 68% Cars 3 (2017) An amiable but instantly forgettable addition to the series, yet another sign that the Pixar brand is no longer the guarantee of high quality it once was. ‐ One Guy's Opinion
Read More | Posted Jun 15, 2017
B 88% It Comes At Night (2017) A small-scaled picture that builds a striking degree of tension through very economical means, a cousin of Eli Roth's 'Cabin Fever' that depends on atmosphere rather than gore for its effect.‐ One Guy's Opinion
Read More | Posted Jun 12, 2017
C- 41% The Hunter's Prayer (2017) Hampered by start-and-stop execution that depends overmuch on implausible hair-breadth escapes and gets bogged down in sappy back story.‐ One Guy's Opinion
Read More | Posted Jun 8, 2017