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Genevieve Koski

Genevieve Koski
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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
4/5 100% Flight of the Conchords: Live in London (2018) Offers an uncomplicated, comforting sort of joy that feels even more special today than it did a decade ago.‐ Vox
Read More | Posted Oct 8, 2018
4/5 91% Teen Titans Go! To the Movies (2018) Meta comedy is the fuel that makes these Teen Titans go. In this respect, the film often plays more like an all-ages version of the recent Deadpool movies.‐ Vox
Read More | Posted Jul 26, 2018
3/5 87% The Incredible Jessica James (2017) In Williams's hands, Jessica James becomes a diamond-sharp protagonist, and the only defining feature of an otherwise formless movie.‐ Vox
Read More | Posted Jul 28, 2017
4.5/5 93% Baby Driver (2017) Baby Driver finds Wright directly in his wheelhouse -- reverently and knowingly deploying genre tropes with visual style and musical panache -- and his enthusiasm is apparent in each and every frame.‐ Vox
Read More | Posted Jun 27, 2017
3.5/5 45% Rough Night (2017) Rough Night manages to surprise again and again, in its go-for-broke comedic approach.‐ Vox
Read More | Posted Jun 15, 2017
3.5/5 66% The Fate of the Furious (2017) The Fate of the Furious is more of a plateau, albeit a reasonably high one.‐ Vox
Read More | Posted Apr 13, 2017
4.5/5 94% The Red Turtle (La tortue rouge) (2017) It's a beautiful example of what animation as a medium is capable of, of what it can achieve that live-action storytelling cannot.‐ Vox
Read More | Posted Jan 27, 2017
78% Bridget Jones's Baby (2016) Bridget may have gotten older and wiser, but her movies have stayed the same.‐ Vox
Read More | Posted Sep 19, 2016
1/5 20% Jem and the Holograms (2015) Jon M. Chu's weaksauce adaptation of the 1980s Hasbro toy turned cartoon not only fails resoundingly as a film, it also fails as a nostalgia piece -- which, honestly, might be the greater sin in today's pop cultureverse.‐ Vox
Read More | Posted Oct 29, 2015
1.5/5 46% Ted 2 (2015) Ted 2 is a repetitive, self-congratulatory slog, dragged down by a haphazard plot and the same third-act problems that ultimately sunk the first film. ‐ The Dissolve
Read More | Posted Jul 1, 2015
4/5 94% Spy (2015) The comedic chemistry between Feig and McCarthy is old news, but here, they show they still have something new, and maybe even important, to offer between the laugh-lines.‐ The Dissolve
Read More | Posted Jun 4, 2015
2.5/5 63% The True Cost (2015) Heavy on talking heads and Morgan's stilted narration, The True Cost is methodical to a fault, plodding purposefully from one damning insight to the next.‐ The Dissolve
Read More | Posted May 26, 2015
2.5/5 65% Pitch Perfect 2 (2015) Pitch Perfect 2 is a "heated mess," in spite of a handful of transcendent moments and a lot more just-okay ones. ‐ The Dissolve
Read More | Posted May 14, 2015
3.5/5 56% The Age of Adaline (2015) Age Of Adaline rewards viewers who buy into its ludicrous premise with a frequently beautiful, occasionally stirring cinematic trinket.‐ The Dissolve
Read More | Posted Apr 23, 2015
3.5/5 92% Disneynature Monkey Kingdom (2015) Everything Monkey Kingdom lacks in scientific rigor, it makes up for in pure entertainment value-and then some.‐ The Dissolve
Read More | Posted Apr 16, 2015
4/5 83% Dior and I (2015) For all its grand statements about artistry and identity, it's most effective as a study of the hard work, both physical and emotional, that goes into creating something new. ‐ The Dissolve
Read More | Posted Apr 8, 2015
4/5 80% Furious 7 (2015) James Wan embraces the series' visual hallmarks with what translates to unencumbered glee onscreen.‐ The Dissolve
Read More | Posted Apr 2, 2015
3/5 50% Home (2015) Home's incongruously humble vibe works well for what's at heart a buddy road movie.‐ The Dissolve
Read More | Posted Mar 26, 2015
1/5 29% Insurgent (2015) It delves even deeper into the poorly considered mythology, building action beats and moments of tension around a conceit that puts easy allegory ahead of logic or coherence.‐ The Dissolve
Read More | Posted Mar 19, 2015
2.5/5 83% Cinderella (2015) This new Cinderella tells more or less the same tale with little variation in terms of story (fair enough), tone (problematic), or characterization (very problematic). ‐ The Dissolve
Read More | Posted Mar 11, 2015
3/5 71% The DUFF (2015) For all its potential pitfalls, The DUFF manages to keep its head above water, thanks to Whitman, Amell, and a willingness to engage with teen-movie clichés in a relatively thoughtful way.‐ The Dissolve
Read More | Posted Feb 19, 2015
4/5 No Score Yet Vessel (2015) Vessel is much more than a documentary about abortion rights; it's about the conviction, creativity, and sacrifice that goes into creating a movement.‐ The Dissolve
Read More | Posted Jan 9, 2015
3/5 71% Into the Woods (2014) Outside of some delightful performances from bona fide movie stars, there's little in Marshall's Into The Woods to justify the leap to the big screen. ‐ The Dissolve
Read More | Posted Jan 5, 2015
3/5 29% Annie (2014) The transition from the familiar 1930s Annie to 2014's Annie isn't always graceful, but it is often fun, in a flashy, chaotic sort of way.‐ The Dissolve
Read More | Posted Dec 19, 2014
4/5 67% The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 1 (2014) It's a well-executed, occasionally daring exploration of war, propaganda, and guilt that's easy to watch, but occasionally difficult to stomach.‐ The Dissolve
Read More | Posted Nov 20, 2014
4/5 82% Beyond the Lights (2014) It might be easy to wave off this film as little more than cinematic candy, but if all candy were this nutritious and filling, the much-maligned genre of the big-screen romance might be in a healthier state.‐ The Dissolve
Read More | Posted Nov 14, 2014
4/5 89% Big Hero 6 (2014) The thrill of Big Hero 6 doesn't lie in guessing what comes next, it comes from being in the moment with great characters in a cool setting full of surprising details.‐ The Dissolve
Read More | Posted Nov 10, 2014
3/5 63% Rudderless (2014) It's easy to get swept up in Rudderless' heady ascent while waiting for the inevitable fall. ‐ The Dissolve
Read More | Posted Oct 15, 2014
4.5/5 87% Gone Girl (2014) It's a wild ride, made no less thrilling by the knowledge that it ends in a horrific crash, from which no one walks away unscathed.‐ The Dissolve
Read More | Posted Oct 1, 2014
2.5/5.0 43% Life After Beth (2014) The misused cast is just one of many examples of the unrealized potential of Life After Beth, a film that has good bones, but not enough meat, guts, or...brains.‐ The Dissolve
Read More | Posted Aug 14, 2014
4.5/5 97% Life Itself (2014) Ebert was an advocate of context in criticism, and it would probably please him as both a critic and a fan of irony to know that his death is what enlivens Life Itself.‐ The Dissolve
Read More | Posted Jul 3, 2014
3/5 70% They Came Together (2014) It's reliably silly fun worthy of the people involved, but it never reaches the level of "inspired."‐ The Dissolve
Read More | Posted Jun 26, 2014
4/5 90% Obvious Child (2014) A well-realized, straight-ahead rom-com, one with the potential to reinvigorate a genre that's been flagging for decades.‐ The Dissolve
Read More | Posted Jun 5, 2014
4/5 92% The Case Against 8 (2014) The Case Against 8 effectively, memorably connects the dots between national and personal history, and between individual action and large-scale change‐ The Dissolve
Read More | Posted Jun 5, 2014
3.5/5 72% Neighbors (2014) Neighbors does its duty in out-debauching its predecessors, but does so through a framework that undercuts the nobility of youthful hedonism. It's one of the most adult college comedies ever[...]‐ The Dissolve
Read More | Posted May 6, 2014
3.0/5 89% Disneynature Bears (2014) True to its Disney lineage, Bears is a theme-park version of reality, but one built on sincere understanding of and affection for the natural world and all its creatures-especially the really cute ones.‐ The Dissolve
Read More | Posted Apr 17, 2014
2.5/5 42% Divergent (2014) Unfortunately, [the story's] source material proves to be the film's undoing, as Divergent is built on a shaky premise that collapses when blown up to big-screen proportions. ‐ The Dissolve
Read More | Posted Mar 20, 2014
3.5/5 22% Need For Speed (2014) Given [Aaron] Paul's established knack for comedy, it's a little odd that he's consigned to the role of humorless brooder [...] but given Need For Speed's oft-shaky grasp of comedy, he's probably better off in grip-it-and-rip-it mode. ‐ The Dissolve
Read More | Posted Mar 14, 2014
2.0/5 13% Winter's Tale (2014) [Winter's Tale] looks nice and goes down easy-and with a few hearty laughs for more cynical viewers-but has little narrative substance or emotional sustenance.‐ The Dissolve
Read More | Posted Feb 20, 2014
1.5/5 22% That Awkward Moment (2014) Like its main character, That Awkward Moment can't commit to anything, and thinks it's much smarter than it is‐ The Dissolve
Read More | Posted Jan 30, 2014
3/5 79% Saving Mr. Banks (2013) It would all seem horribly manipulative and distasteful if Saving Mr. Banks weren't buoyed by a strong sense of nostalgia and, yes, a good bit of Disney Magic(TM).‐ The Dissolve
Read More | Posted Dec 11, 2013
2/5 39% Delivery Man (2013) Delivery Man has sentiment and affability embedded in its DNA, but Scott and Vaughn don't do enough to nurture the film to its full potential.‐ The Dissolve
Read More | Posted Nov 21, 2013
4/5 89% The Hunger Games: Catching Fire (2013) It's a quintessential middle film, lacking both substantive setup and a satisfying conclusion-and it's all the better for it, thriving in the tumultuous, incendiary stages of a brewing revolution.‐ The Dissolve
Read More | Posted Nov 19, 2013
3.5/5 68% About Time (2013) Those willing-or eager-to indulge About Time's schmaltziest moments are rewarded with hits of pure, uncut joy and sorrow. ‐ The Dissolve
Read More | Posted Oct 30, 2013
2/5 50% A.C.O.D. (2013) It's neither consistently funny nor poignant enough to make the most of its impressive cast.‐ The Dissolve
Read More | Posted Oct 2, 2013
3.5/5 80% Don Jon (2013) [Although] Gordon-Levitt says a little bit about a lot of things,...Don Jon is a continuously entertaining and fitfully provocative first-time effort.‐ The Dissolve
Read More | Posted Sep 26, 2013
2/5 50% Mademoiselle C (2013) Mademoiselle C succeeds in showcasing the rarified entity that is Carine Roitfeld...but it's ultimately more of a fawning love letter than a nuanced profile of a woman who surely must be more fascinating than she comes off here.‐ The Dissolve
Read More | Posted Sep 11, 2013
2/5 64% One Direction: This Is Us (2013) This Is Us lays the One Direction guys out as slabs of meat on the altar of teen-pop fandom, giving them little more dimension than the cardboard cutouts and posters that decorate the bedrooms of their adoring fans.‐ The Dissolve
Read More | Posted Aug 29, 2013
2/5 13% The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones (2013) There's a germ of something interesting and different within the film's narrative tangle, but it's unfortunately been subsumed by Hollywood's dedication to replicating previous successes.‐ The Dissolve
Read More | Posted Aug 21, 2013
2.5/5 48% We're The Millers (2013) The film's humor ... tends toward the mean-spirited and cynical throughout-which ultimately makes [the] inevitable happy ending ring all the more false.‐ The Dissolve
Read More | Posted Aug 6, 2013