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Glenn Lovell

Glenn Lovell

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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
3/4 86% The Phenom (2016) "... a minor triumph ... compact, impeccably performed ... Ethan Hawke's Great Santini-like father deserves a close look by Oscar ... the gutsy ending left us gasping. " ‐ CinemaDope
Posted Jun 24, 2016
2/4 17% Careful What You Wish For (2016) "In the mood for a teen twist on a James Cain mystery, with a soupcon of T&A? You could do worse than this slick variation on 'Double Indemnity.' ... The cinematic equivalent to beach reading. " ‐ CinemaDope
Posted Jun 19, 2016
3/4 95% Weiner (2016) "... filmmakers hit pay dirt when they got Weiner to sit for them. He's an impassioned self-deceiver who's not afraid to infiltrate enemy territory ... Now if he could only keep his namesake in his pants. " ‐ CinemaDope
Posted Jun 6, 2016
3/4 91% The Nice Guys (2016) "... a wonderfully loopy buddy comedy ... Black's thing remains shaggy-dog humor mixed with offhand bursts of violence. Crowe and Gosling channel the nitwit camaraderie of Abbott & Costello " ‐ CinemaDope
Posted May 29, 2016
3/4 77% 13 Cameras (2016) "Be prepared to be royally creeped out ... an exceedingly rude comment on the current real estate scene ... Archembault's sicko landlord belongs in the same fright gallery as Dieter Laser. " ‐ CinemaDope
Posted Apr 24, 2016
1.5/4 32% Criminal (2016) " ... formulaic blend of espionage thriller and cut-rate sci-fi. The usually sympathetic Costner's image makeover is about as believable as his ratty toupees ... At once noisy and soporific. " ‐ CinemaDope
Posted Apr 17, 2016
3/4 90% 10 Cloverfield Lane (2016) "Trachtenberg milks the simple 'What's outside?'/Twilight Zone premise for cascading cold-sweat thrills ... Goodman is perfect as the petulant, Cyclops-like captor ... " ‐ CinemaDope
Posted Mar 12, 2016
2/2 68% Whiskey Tango Foxtrot (2016) "... mix of scattershot humor, battlefield carnage and sentimentality makes us pine for a full-on satire of gonzo war correspondents. Think Joker in third act of Kubrick's 'Full Metal Jacket.' " ‐ CinemaDope
Posted Mar 6, 2016
3/4 33% Knock Knock (2015) "Intriguing spin on home-invasion thriller ... Slickly produced, energetically played, especially by Reeves as the good husband who, when home alone, falls prey to kinky temptations. " ‐ CinemaDope
Posted Mar 4, 2016
2.5/4 93% 2016 Oscar Nominated Shorts - Live Action (2016) "Our hope is that Oscar will redeem itself this year and reward complex emotional interplay rather than slapstick and pat sentimentality. " ‐ CinemaDope
Posted Feb 28, 2016
4/4 91% The Witch (2016) "Not to worry, the satanic entity found herein is not of the head-spinning, pea soup-spewing variety ... Eggers is too smart to recycle a Central Casting Lucifer. " ‐ CinemaDope
Posted Feb 28, 2016
2:4 24% Camino (2016) "... a lean, rugged twist on the warrior princess subgenre ... Bell once again metes out swift, painful retribution to those who badly underestimate her capacity to crack spines ... " ‐ CinemaDope
Posted Feb 21, 2016
2.5/4 80% Rabid Dogs (Enragés) (2016) "What this French redo of Mario Bava's 1974 heist thriller lacks in plot it more than makes up for in flashy camerawork, energy ... Hitchcock would have cued us to the surprise twist earlier. " ‐ CinemaDope
Posted Feb 7, 2016
2:4 85% Hail, Caesar! (2016) "... obviously meant as a homage to the great Preston Sturges, the Coens' latest disappoints; it's a flimsy, surprisingly dour succession of double entendres, in-jokes, backlot vignettes ... " ‐ CinemaDope
Posted Feb 6, 2016
2/4 94% Carol (2015) "Despite year-end plaudits and the promising reunion of Haynes and cinematographer Lachman, this proves a fairly anemic forbidden-love melodrama ... Blanchett turns in a rare one-note performance. " ‐ CinemaDope
Posted Dec 29, 2015
3.5/4 75% The Hateful Eight (2015) "Tarantino's latest exercise in comedic nihilism rates an A- for audacity. Full of signature tropes, this sanguinary oater owes equal debts to Leone, Agatha Christie ... Flawed, startlingly revelatory, another notch for the gunslinger-arrogant auteur. " ‐ CinemaDope
Posted Dec 29, 2015
4/4 97% Brooklyn (2015) "If there is a more uplifting film making the rounds, I'm not aware of it ... Conditioned by so many misanthropic melodramas, we assume, cynically, that the worst will befall Ronan. When this doesn't happen, we're pleasantly surprised, touched. " ‐ CinemaDope
Posted Dec 24, 2015
3/4 91% James White (2015) "... an intense, ultimately uplifting character study ... 'Sex in the City's' Nixon is so good as the title character's stricken mother she should be remembered come Oscar nomination time. " ‐ CinemaDope
Posted Nov 26, 2015
3/4 65% Spectre (2015) "... feels like a Best of Bond compilation ... Bluenoses who once complained of Bond's indiscriminate bed-hopping need not worry. It's all Craig can do to suppress a yawn mid-seduction. " ‐ CinemaDope
Posted Nov 22, 2015
1.5/4 39% Secret in Their Eyes (2015) "The central contrivance alone would sink a sound cop thriller. Ray's grim, glacial "Secret," alas, is anything but sound, due mainly to the confusion caused by flitting between near- indistinguishable decades. " ‐ CinemaDope
Posted Nov 21, 2015
1.5/4 57% Julia "... studied and stylish -- in a very self-conscious way ... We've seen it all before, in 'Ms .45,' 'Basic Instinct' and other feminist revenge fantasies. " ‐ CinemaDope
Posted Oct 25, 2015
3.5/4 89% Bone Tomahawk (2015) "Part revisionist oater, part 'Hills Have Eyes' splatter-fest ... a tightly constructed trek into enemy territory that becomes increasingly tough to stomach, or shake off ... Russell at his laconic steely-eyed best. " ‐ CinemaDope
Posted Oct 24, 2015
3/4 64% The Visit (2015) "Brothers Grimm meet reality-TV ... the scariest movie since 'The Conjuring' ... Welcome back to the dark side, M. Night -- " ‐ CinemaDope
Posted Sep 13, 2015
2.5/4 13% Return to Sender (2015) "... a slow-burn female payback thriller in the tradition of Siegel's 'Beguiled' and Miike's masterful 'Audition' ... definitely deserved better than being summarily shipped to Vido-on-Demand Land. " ‐ CinemaDope
Posted Sep 6, 2015
3/4 79% Cop Car (2015) "... quirky, assured and unexpected ... fuses the nostalgic, kid's-eye-view tone of 'Stand by Me' with the grisly black comedy of 'Blood Simple.' " ‐ CinemaDope
Posted Sep 1, 2015
2.5/4 61% Southpaw (2015) "Instead of a performance Gyllenhaal gives a mumbling, scalp-massaging impression of Eminem. And because we're always aware of this we never commit fully to this gritty update of 'The Champ.' " ‐ CinemaDope
Posted Jul 25, 2015
1/4 17% Pixels (2015) "... soulless high-concept comedy that aspires to be the new 'Ghostbusters.' Lacking a scintilla of imagination and charm, it's more like a sci-fi 'Deuce Bigelow.' All that's missing: Rob Schneider on the sidelines urging 'You can do it!' " ‐ CinemaDope
Posted Jul 24, 2015
2.5/4 81% Ant-Man (2015) "Macro-Marvel ... wisely marketed at the small fry. It's closer to 'Antz' than the mutant radioactive variety (in 'Them!'). " ‐ CinemaDope
Posted Jul 18, 2015
2/4 72% Jurassic World (2015) "... feels like the first three installments mashed into one ... That sense of wonder (aka 'wow factor') that distinguished the original has been replaced by gigantism and 'Godzilla'-like mayhem. " ‐ CinemaDope
Posted Jun 13, 2015
1.5/4 52% In the Name of My Daughter (2015) "... a desultory mash-up of tones and styles. It doesn't really succeed as either melodrama or mystery. Téchiné's pacing is off and potentially incriminating information is jack-hammered into place. " ‐ CinemaDope
Posted Jun 2, 2015
3/4 75% Good Kill (2015) "... a movie Obama should see ... Niccol doesn't equivocate or attempt to justify drone warfare. He portrays it as cold-blooded and horrifying, Big Brother as eyes-in-the-sky executioner. " ‐ CinemaDope
Posted May 30, 2015
1/4 19% The Human Centipede III (Final Sequence) (2015) "Viewing an improvement on his own experiment, Six playing Six groans, 'Oh, man, this is so wrong!' then barfs. Pretty cheeky, no? The torture porn maestro has built in his own seal of approval. " ‐ CinemaDope
Posted May 29, 2015
4/4 97% Mad Max: Fury Road (2015) "... a furious, insanely entertaining post-apocalyptic road picture ... Miller, who just turned 70, puts on a clinic for aspiring action directors young enough to be his grandchildren. " ‐ CinemaDope
Posted May 15, 2015
1/4 48% The D Train (2015) "'D Train' jumps the track before it leaves the station ... strained, profane, off-putting. I can't remember spending a more unpleasant 100 minutes in the dark. " ‐ CinemaDope
Posted May 9, 2015
2.5/4 57% Maggie (2015) "Schwarzenegger rises to the challenge and gives what may be his best dramatic turn. He's so good as the protective father we're left to wonder why he doesn't tackle more such offbeat roles. " ‐ CinemaDope
Posted May 9, 2015
1.5/4 75% Avengers: Age of Ultron (2015) "We have seen the future of the CG-saturated action epic and ‒ upon emerging bruised and battered from the local megaplex ‒ can say with certitude that it isn't pretty. " ‐ CinemaDope
Posted May 2, 2015
3.5/4 93% Ex Machina (2015) "A.I. goes A.W.O.L. in this minimalist sci-fi thriller from England that's justifiably turning heads for its brilliant production design, brainy cat-and-mouse narrative, and vice-like tension. " ‐ CinemaDope
Posted Apr 26, 2015
1.5/4 44% True Story (2015) "Where to begin in tabulating the missteps in this uninvolving, mechanically plotted mystery. We don't buy Hill for a second as a globe-trotting reporter; Franco's accused killer is all twinkly-eyed smirks. " ‐ CinemaDope
Posted Apr 21, 2015
2/4 37% Beyond The Reach (2015) "... a 'Most Dangerous Game' update that benefits from spectacular terrain and decent performances ... Douglas makes up in killer sarcasm and animal cunning what he lacks in physical prowess. " ‐ CinemaDope
Posted Apr 19, 2015
3/4 97% It Follows (2015) "The fright film du jour succeeds as both cautionary teen allegory and unnerving blend of 'Blue Velvet' and the underground 'Deadgirl' ... an instant cult classic! " ‐ CinemaDope
Posted Apr 18, 2015
2.5/4 61% Unfriended (2015) "... a cyber-chiller twist on Agatha Christie's 'And Then There Were None' ... creates a claustrophobic sense of inevitability even as it has us glancing nervously over our shoulder. " ‐ CinemaDope
Posted Apr 18, 2015
3/4 94% Black Souls (2015) "Munzi builds slowly, inexorably, to an ending that's as shocking as it is inevitable. He's more interested in character development, offhand gibes over pasta and wine, than he is 'Goodfellas' shootouts. " ‐ CinemaDope
Posted Apr 16, 2015
1/4 27% Marfa Girl (2015) "When not taking timeouts for gratuitous sex, Clark's characters drone on about sex. This being the case, whatever he has to say about life on the Texas border or about the treatment of undocumented immigrants feels both inconsequential and insincere. " ‐ CinemaDope
Posted Apr 12, 2015
2.5/4 76% Welcome To New York (2015) "Who better to play a world-class letch than Depardieu, whose Rabelaisian excesses on and off screen are legendary? " ‐ CinemaDope
Posted Apr 12, 2015
2.5/4 63% The Harvest (2015) "'Secret Garden' meets 'Misery,' anyone? McNaughton's first feature in too long has much to recommend it, including a deceptively bucolic setting and a shriek-worthy performance by Morton. 'No wire hangers, EVER!' " ‐ CinemaDope
Posted Apr 12, 2015
3/4 88% Backcountry (2015) "The alone-in-the-wilderness survival number gets a serious kick in the hindquarters ... MacDonald harvests gooseflesh the old-fashioned way, by suggesting much, showing little. " ‐ CinemaDope
Posted Mar 22, 2015
2/4 17% The Gunman (2015) " ... some decent shootouts and hand-to-hand combat but the writing mostly stinks, allowing for gaping narrative holes and more improv rants by Bardem ... Penn seems less enigmatic than just plain bored. " ‐ CinemaDope
Posted Mar 21, 2015
3/4 60% Run All Night (2015) "Exhausting, relentless ... Neeson and Collet-Serra's third pairing is by far their best ... Fuses vertiginous CG effects with some of the most elaborate action scenes since Michael Mann's 'Heat.' " ‐ CinemaDope
Posted Mar 14, 2015
3/4 72% The Salvation (2015) "... a revenge Western, photographed and designed in the grand, hyperbolic style of Leone's 'Once Upon a Time in the West,' complete with wide-angle interiors and dynamic close-ups ... Mikkelsen subs nicely for Jimmy Stewart on Vengeance Trail. " ‐ CinemaDope
Posted Mar 11, 2015
3/4 61% Maps to the Stars (2015) "Scurvy, hilariously over-the-top ... as much Grand Guignol as show-biz farce ... Cronenberg and Moore get down and dirty, luxuriating in the fetid underbelly of a business built on greed and insecurity. " ‐ CinemaDope
Posted Feb 28, 2015
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