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Greg Evans
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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
3.5/4 94% Knuckleball! (2012) The charming Knuckleball finds something universal here, about obsession, talent, perseverance and, rarest of all, good sportsmanship. ‐ Bloomberg News
Posted May 6, 2014
28% Charlie Countryman (2013) LaBeouf is his usual cocky, watchable self, but "Charlie Countryman" can't concoct any credible reason for him or us to stay abroad. ‐ Bloomberg News
Posted Nov 15, 2013
91% Nebraska (2013) Anywhere else but in this movie, Woody's quest would evidence a high level of dementia. "Nebraska" is far too precious to entertain that notion. ‐ Bloomberg News
Posted Nov 15, 2013
66% Thor: The Dark World (2013) Marvel Studios hammers out yet another semi-leaden bit of comic-book bombast with 'Thor: The Dark World.' ‐ Bloomberg News
Posted Nov 8, 2013
**** 94% Dallas Buyers Club (2013) Unlike Christian Bale's freak-show emaciation for 2004's 'The Machinist,' McConaughey's astonishing weight loss for his portrayal of AIDS activist Ron Woodruff doesn't overshadow the movie. It reinforces the authenticity of this fine film. ‐ Bloomberg News
Posted Nov 1, 2013
58% Capital (2013) Costa-Gavras has a good ear for boardroom doubletalk and cutthroat shenanigans, but can't quite decide whether to praise his young prince or bury him. ‐ Bloomberg News
Posted Oct 25, 2013
35% The Counselor (2013) Overwrought soliloquies about auto eroticism, snuff films and mechanical strangulation devices do not a 'Hamlet' make. ‐ Bloomberg News
Posted Oct 25, 2013
100% Life According To Sam (2013) Sam Berns's charisma and hard-won grace are present throughout the documentary, which follows the now-17-year-old boy's two-year involvement in a clinical trial for a new treatment. ‐ Bloomberg News
Posted Oct 20, 2013
94% All Is Lost (2013) In the late 1960s and early '70s, a young Robert Redford proved he could hold his own, on his own, against nature and the screen with 'Downhill Racer' and 'Jeremiah Johnson.' Four decades later he's still proving it with the thrilling 'All Is Lost.' ‐ Bloomberg News
Posted Oct 20, 2013
96% 12 Years a Slave (2013) No mainstream movie since "Schindler's List" has merged worthy sentiment and grueling sadism with such powerfully disturbing sweep. ‐ Bloomberg News
Posted Oct 20, 2013
51% The Secret Life Of Walter Mitty (2013) Who would have predicted that the rich fantasy world of James Thurber's day-dreaming Walter Mitty looks a lot like a second-rate Wes Anderson movie? ‐ Bloomberg News
Posted Oct 11, 2013
75% Kill Your Darlings (2013) Radcliffe, while nicely conveying Ginsberg's tortured sexuality, is just too darned cute to pass for the real thing. ‐ Bloomberg News
Posted Oct 11, 2013
8% CBGB (2013) 'CBGB' is something those clamoring, three-chord amateurs rarely were: harmless. ‐ Bloomberg News
Posted Oct 11, 2013
* 8% Runner Runner (2013) Watching Brad Furman's tedious 'Runner Runner' feels like learning the rules of a card game you don't want to play. ‐ Bloomberg News
Posted Oct 3, 2013
***** 96% Gravity (2013) Cuaron has broken extraordinary ground here, creating a film-going immersion in outer space that, at least for those of us who've gotten no closer than an airplane allows, feels unfailingly right. ‐ Bloomberg News
Posted Oct 3, 2013
***** 94% Inside Llewyn Davis (2013) The Coen Brothers' remarkable 'Inside Llewyn Davis' is a conjuring act of near-magical conviction, an ode to the artistic spirit that's as uncompromising as the troubled genius it chronicles. ‐ Bloomberg News
Posted Oct 1, 2013
96% Muscle Shoals (2013) Ruminations on Native American legends and Helen Keller's water pump would be fine in an Alabama travelogue, but in 'Muscle Shoals?' Couldn't we please get back to "Mustang Sally?" ‐ Bloomberg News
Posted Sep 29, 2013
94% After Tiller (2013) "Its unflinching portrayal of what can only be called battle fatigue is indelible. ‐ Bloomberg News
Posted Sep 20, 2013
89% Rush (2013) Howard -- who began his directing career with the fast-car drive-in classic "Grand Theft Auto" -- has an aficionado's ear for revved engines and whooshing chassis. ‐ Bloomberg News
Posted Sep 20, 2013
81% Prisoners (2013) Hugh Jackman and co-star Jake Gyllenhaal lead a superb cast -- and score career bests -- in this provocative tale of abducted children and parents pushed beyond limits. ‐ Bloomberg News
Posted Sep 20, 2013
62% Money for Nothing: Inside the Federal Reserve (2013) The film would seem a likelier candidate for a PBS slot than a theatrical release, particularly in the first history-heavy section. Nor does Bruce offer much by way of specific, novel solutions. ‐ Bloomberg News
Posted Sep 12, 2013
29% The Family (2013) Even the silliest contrivance can be forgiven when De Niro and Jones face off, their craggy, deadpan mugs telling tales all their own. ‐ Bloomberg News
Posted Sep 12, 2013
68% Afternoon Delight (2013) Half the title of Jill Soloway's "Afternoon Delight" is accurate, since some of the movie occurs before sundown. ‐ Bloomberg News
Posted Sep 2, 2013
2% Getaway (2013) "White House Down" all is forgiven! "Getaway" crashes into theaters as the summer's worst movie. ‐ Bloomberg News
Posted Sep 2, 2013
75% You're Next (2013) "You're Next" finds its bullseye in the dark humor of familial ruthlessness and sibling rivalry. ‐ Bloomberg News
Posted Aug 23, 2013
89% The World's End (2013) "World's End" had me feeling like a grumpy interloper at someone else's raucous reunion. ‐ Bloomberg News
Posted Aug 23, 2013
79% Ain't Them Bodies Saints (2013) With its outlaw heroes and gorgeous fields at twilight, David Lowery's "Ain't Them Bodies Saints" plays like a folk ballad, plaintive, aching and haunted. ‐ Bloomberg News
Posted Aug 16, 2013
96% Cutie And The Boxer (2013) Art and boxing make powerful metaphors -- for marriage and maybe life -- in Zachary Heinzerling's captivating documentary "Cutie and the Boxer." ‐ Bloomberg News
Posted Aug 16, 2013
27% Jobs (2013) Hollywood might someday design a sleek, prestige biopic worthy of Apple co-founder Steve Jobs. For now, he's gotten a Dell. ‐ Bloomberg News
Posted Aug 16, 2013
53% Lovelace (2013) The thoughtful, uneven "Lovelace" reveals porn's first superstar as a battered, broken rebuke to the sex industry she epitomized. ‐ Bloomberg News
Posted Aug 8, 2013
23% The Canyons (2013) Any hope of sneaky commentary or ironic appropriation of porn's tawdry incompetence disappears long before Deen's pants. ‐ Bloomberg News
Posted Aug 1, 2013
**** 91% Blue Jasmine (2013) Blanche Dubois wanted magic. Jasmine French settles for a beach house in the Hamptons. ‐ Bloomberg News
Posted Jul 28, 2013
* 22% Girl Most Likely (2013) Ocean City, the New Jersey town battered by Hurricane Sandy, certainly didn't need the drab, unfunny "Girl Most Likely" invading its shores. ‐ Bloomberg News
Posted Jul 18, 2013
***** 96% The Act Of Killing (2013) Atrocity hides beneath a grandfather's gentle smile in "The Act of Killing," Joshua Oppenheimer's remarkable, unnerving documentary portrait of barbarity and its lasting legacies. ‐ Bloomberg News
Posted Jul 18, 2013
71% Pacific Rim (2013) Pacific Rim" stomps all over the rubble of old Japanese creature features, scorching away much of the rubber-suited fun of those early atomic age fancies. ‐ Bloomberg News
Posted Jul 11, 2013
31% The Lone Ranger (2013) There's no shame in getting upstaged by Johnny Depp. Coming up third behind a dead crow, however, signals trouble. ‐ Bloomberg News
Posted Jul 2, 2013
65% The Heat (2013) Standard-issue for the point-and-shoot style that trains a camera on improvising actors. The outtakes might be hilarious. ‐ Bloomberg News
Posted Jun 28, 2013
50% White House Down (2013) Channing Tatum gives the lunkhead performance he's been outrunning for much of his career in Roland Emmerich's staggeringly bad action thriller. ‐ Bloomberg News
Posted Jun 28, 2013
67% World War Z (2013) How to fight the Zombie Apocalypse? Israel builds walls. North Korea yanks teeth. Somewhere in the Middle East, a nuke explodes. America recruits Brad Pitt. Smart move. ‐ Bloomberg News
Posted Jun 24, 2013
99% 20 Feet From Stardom (2013) The pantheon gets its overdue spotlight in Morgan Neville's "Twenty Feet From Stardom," a documentary nearly as glorious as the voices it celebrates. ‐ Bloomberg News
Posted Jun 14, 2013
83% This Is the End (2013) With lazy "Hangover" sequels and Adam Sandler movies still passing for big-screen comedy, the anarchic debut feature from directors Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg is fresher than anything this side of the Funny or Die website. ‐ Bloomberg News
Posted Jun 11, 2013
82% Pussy Riot- - A Punk Prayer (2013) "Pussy Riot" presents as full a portrait as we've seen of the three balaclava-wearing young women. ‐ Bloomberg News
Posted Jun 6, 2013
70% Wish You Were Here (2013) Even at its slowest, the insinuating "Wish You Were Here" keeps its grip, like a dream you just can't shake. ‐ Bloomberg News
Posted Jun 6, 2013
74% The East (2013) The movie's squishy moralism withstands only a tad more scrutiny than its plot contrivances. ‐ Bloomberg News
Posted May 31, 2013
49% Now You See Me (2013) It's a cheat even before taking a last-minute excursion into a more fantastical genre. ‐ Bloomberg News
Posted May 31, 2013
20% The Hangover Part III (2013) Cooper and especially Helms barely register, their boredom with the franchise bordering on disdain. Cooper repeatedly asks a question that, sans obscenities, translates to "Who cares?" ‐ Bloomberg News
Posted May 23, 2013
92% We Steal Secrets: The Story Of Wikileaks (2013) "Secrets" teases out unforgettable portraits of two very different men. ‐ Bloomberg News
Posted May 23, 2013
86% Star Trek Into Darkness (2013) Convoluted, sure. But compare it to "The Great Gatsby" for a quick (or not) lesson in the difference between exhilarating and exhausting. ‐ Bloomberg News
Posted May 14, 2013
77% Venus And Serena (2013) Devoted, protective and domineering, Richard Williams all but steals the film, his personality dimmed not a whit since the days he learned tennis from a book so he could teach his young daughters on the public courts of Compton, California. ‐ Bloomberg News
Posted May 9, 2013
48% The Great Gatsby (2013) Baz Luhrmann's "The Great Gatsby" is a gaudy, Ritz-sized rhinestone of a movie, more flashy than dazzling, beguiling from some angles and phony to its core. ‐ Bloomberg News
Posted May 9, 2013