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Gregory Ellwood

Gregory Ellwood
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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
C+ 75% Hotel Mumbai (2018) Instead of eliciting a moving or joyous response it feels somewhat off-putting. And that certainly could not be what Maras or Collee had in mind.‐ The Playlist
Read More | Posted Oct 17, 2018
C- 88% Driven (2018) Someday there might be an entertaining and insightful movie about the life of Jon DeLorean. This isn't it.‐ The Playlist
Read More | Posted Sep 16, 2018
C+ 33% A Million Little Pieces (2018) If you're wondering if this is material we've seen many times before, well, you probably know the answer to that already.‐ The Playlist
Read More | Posted Sep 12, 2018
C 11% Life Itself (2018) Actually less realistic and more manipulative than the director's monster NBC TV hit, "This Is Us."‐ The Playlist
Read More | Posted Sep 9, 2018
A- 84% Non-Fiction (2018) A comedy with sophisticated thoughts on media, relationships and the current state of the world.‐ The Playlist
Read More | Posted Sep 8, 2018
B 71% Greta (2018) Isabelle Huppert keeps the audience hooked, enjoying every campy moment of it.‐ The Playlist
Read More | Posted Sep 8, 2018
B 97% The Hate U Give (2018) Despite the melodramatic ending, you leave the theater wanting to root for the film and its characters.‐ The Playlist
Read More | Posted Sep 8, 2018
B+ 100% Can You Ever Forgive Me? (2018) A little gem of a movie.‐ The Playlist
Read More | Posted Sep 4, 2018
C+ 59% White Boy Rick (2018) Even Matthew McConaughey and Bel Powley strong performances can't overcome the film's obvious flaws.‐ The Playlist
Read More | Posted Sep 4, 2018
B+ 84% Destroyer (2018) There have been few films in recent memory that flip a switch like Karyn Kusama's "Destroyer" does.‐ The Playlist
Read More | Posted Sep 2, 2018
C+ 85% Boy Erased (2018) Despite Kidman and Hedges' best efforts, the picture is pockets of different narratives trying to mesh together into a complete whole.‐ The Playlist
Read More | Posted Sep 2, 2018
C+ 67% Peterloo (2018) Despite some contemporary political parallels, it won't go down as one of Mike Leigh's most accomplished efforts.‐ The Playlist
Read More | Posted Sep 1, 2018
B 68% The Front Runner (2018) Jason Reitman chronicles this sprawling opera by taking a layered and ensemble-heavy page from legendary director Robert Altman.‐ The Playlist
Read More | Posted Sep 1, 2018
B+ 86% The Other Side of the Wind (2018) Stylistically, what resonates with Welles' final work is how remarkable his cinematic focus stayed even with the arduous production schedule.‐ The Playlist
Read More | Posted Aug 31, 2018
B+ 89% The Old Man & the Gun (2018) You want him to have fun robbing banks forever, just to see that trademark Redford smile one more time.‐ The Playlist
Read More | Posted Aug 31, 2018
B+ 98% The Cakemaker (2018) In The Cakemaker, Grazier shows a masterful touch in handling material that could have easily ventured into pure melodrama in the wrong hands.‐ The Playlist
Read More | Posted Aug 7, 2018
C+ 72% The Happy Prince (2018) It's well crafted and compelling at times thanks mostly to the casts' efforts, but there is an emptiness that permeates through the film as if a significant piece of Wilde's demise is missing.‐ The Playlist
Read More | Posted Jun 13, 2018
3.5/5 57% Under the Silver Lake (2018) Throw in the fact you'll likely still be thinking about it six months from now? Well, that might make Silver Lake just remarkable enough.‐ Collider
Read More | Posted May 16, 2018
4/5 90% Cold War (Zimna wojna) (2018) Cold War will only increase Pawlikowski's reputation as one of the next great auteurs, but, more importantly, it will have everyone who sees it asking, "What's that girl's name?" Ladies and gentlemen, her name is Joanna Kulig has she has arrived.‐ Collider
Read More | Posted May 15, 2018
3.5/5 95% BlacKkKlansman (2018) A crusading Spike Lee is often the best Spike Lee. He's a powerful artist and when he has a lot to say, as in the case with BlacKkKlansman, he simply won't let you forget it.‐ Collider
Read More | Posted May 15, 2018
B+ 86% Tully (2018) Diablo Cody knows her screenplay had to be innovative enough to make that familiar subject matter compelling. The result will feel slight to some and fresh to others, but, most importantly, it never overstays its welcome. ‐ The Playlist
Read More | Posted Jan 26, 2018
A- 87% Madeline's Madeline (2018) "Madeline's Madeline" is certainly not for everyone, and while that might not sound like a ringing endorsement, it's solicited in the context that the film is an experience that will test some viewer's patience, as all good art often does.‐ The Playlist
Read More | Posted Jan 25, 2018
C+ 70% Damsel (2018) The funny bits simply aren't as funny as they should be. If this is a question of acquired taste, it's one for a very small audience. ‐ The Playlist
Read More | Posted Jan 25, 2018
B- 86% The Miseducation of Cameron Post (2018) Cameron starts humming "What's Going On" and within minutes is standing on the table singing it loud and proud. There's an inherent energy in that scene that often feels missing from the rest of the picture.‐ The Playlist
Read More | Posted Jan 24, 2018
B 89% The Kindergarten Teacher (2018) [Sara] Collangelo's adaptation continually feels like it's missing something...Luckily though, Collangelo has [Maggie] Gyllenhaal, who is exceptional at times here, to carry it through. ‐ The Playlist
Read More | Posted Jan 22, 2018
B 63% I Think We're Alone Now (2018) "I Think We're Alone Now" is mostly an ambitious portrait of a man who meets another survivor that slowly beguiles feelings of hope and affection from someone who never thought he'd see another living person again.‐ The Playlist
Read More | Posted Jan 22, 2018
B+ 94% Sorry to Bother You (2018) "You're so captivated by the bizarre plot twists that recognizing the humor becomes secondary."‐ The Playlist
Read More | Posted Jan 21, 2018
B 76% Don't Worry, He Won't Get Far on Foot (2018) Joaquin Phoenix delivers a profoundly impressive turn as famed cartoonist John Callahan. ‐ The Playlist
Read More | Posted Jan 20, 2018
B+ 98% The Tale (2018) The director's willingness to tell her own story in such graphic detail is a startlingly brave act.‐ The Playlist
Read More | Posted Jan 20, 2018
B+ 93% Blindspotting (2018) Yes, you'll likely leave the theater blown away by Casal and Diggs' considerable talent, but its Estrada's vision that will haunt you. ‐ The Playlist
Read More | Posted Jan 19, 2018
C+ 93% Private Life (2018) Jenkins has a vision and something interesting to say in Private Life, but it needs some serious editing to convey it succinctly.‐ The Playlist
Read More | Posted Jan 19, 2018
B- 66% Breathe (2017) When the tearjerker moments come, Serkis is smart enough to let the movie pause and play those emotional heartstrings. That's when Garfield and Foy's impressive talents take over and, for many viewers, that's all they'll need.‐ The Playlist
Read More | Posted Sep 21, 2017
B- 51% Roman J. Israel, Esq. (2017) This is a transformative, absolutely committed Denzel Washington. He's created a character that may be less like the celebrated actor than any role he's played over the past decade.‐ The Playlist
Read More | Posted Sep 11, 2017
B 75% Gaga: Five Foot Two (2017) Whether you like Lady Gaga or not, you will at least finish "Five Foot Two" with a newfound respect.‐ The Playlist
Read More | Posted Sep 10, 2017
C 33% The Current War (2017) The only aspect of the film that even makes it watchable ends up being Michael Shannon's portrayal of George Westinghouse.‐ The Playlist
Read More | Posted Sep 10, 2017
A- 88% First They Killed My Father (2017) Angelina Jolie should be heralded as the next cinematic auteur, a master craftswoman of the medium.‐ The Playlist
Read More | Posted Sep 6, 2017
C+ 72% Hostiles (2018) Clearly, Cooper's historical intentions are well founded and justified. No one would argue that point. We just wish the final product weren't so problematic. ‐ The Playlist
Read More | Posted Sep 5, 2017
B+ 92% Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri (2017) Martin McDonagh has choreographed an almost impossible feat of a brutally dark comedy that, thanks to both Sam Rockwell and Frances McDormand, elicits an emotional response you simply don't see coming. ‐ The Playlist
Read More | Posted Sep 4, 2017
B 99% Lady Bird (2017) This is a coming of age storyline that you've seen in one form or another for decades. It takes a truly unique voice to make yet another one worth watching. Ladies and gentleman please welcome to the stage Greta Gerwig and "Lady Bird."‐ The Playlist
Read More | Posted Sep 4, 2017
B 85% Battle of the Sexes (2017) "Battle Of The Sexes" might not be a grand slam final, but it's certainly worth the cost of seeing a match in person.‐ The Playlist
Read More | Posted Sep 3, 2017
B 80% Film Stars Don't Die in Liverpool (2017) Improbably, while Annette Bening is incredible playing a fading Hollywood starlet in Paul McGuigan's "Film Stars Don't Die In Liverpool," it's her co-star, Jamie Bell, who might be the film's real secret weapon.‐ The Playlist
Read More | Posted Sep 2, 2017
B+ 84% Darkest Hour (2017) Few would argue that Gary Oldman isn't one of the finest actors of his generation, but this is a tour de force portrayal that will define his body of work for decades to come. ‐ The Playlist
Read More | Posted Sep 2, 2017
5/5 96% The Florida Project (2017) In an era with remarkable child actors in films such as 'Room' and 'Moonlight', Baker's ability to siphon such authentic performances is truly a marvel.‐ Collider
Read More | Posted May 31, 2017
3.5/5 88% You Were Never Really Here (2018) To watch Phoenix, an actor at the height of his dramatic powers, on screen and under Ramsey's direction makes You Were Never Really Here something of a must-see.‐ Collider
Read More | Posted May 27, 2017
3/5 91% Good Time (2017) Features a strong performance from the criminally underrated Robert Pattinson.‐ Collider
Read More | Posted May 25, 2017
3.5/5 78% The Beguiled (2017) The film's ambiance is so wonderfully rendered and Coppola's perspective is so distinct it makes it all the more unexpected how slight the end result feels.‐ Collider
Read More | Posted May 24, 2017
2/5 47% How to Talk to Girls at Parties (2018) The cinematic energy that permeated the screen in both 'Hedwig' and its follow-up, the oft-forgotten 'Shortbus', is completely missing here.‐ Collider
Read More | Posted May 23, 2017
4.5/5 79% The Killing of a Sacred Deer (2017) Lanthimos doesn't just want you to be repulsed, but emotionally devastated. A gorgeously rendered gut punch that ends up being no laughing matter.‐ Collider
Read More | Posted May 22, 2017
4/5 93% The Meyerowitz Stories (New and Selected) (2017) For those who wonder if their relationship with their parents will improve over time, 'The Meyerowtiz Stories' may turn out to be something of an unintentional cathartic release.‐ Collider
Read More | Posted May 21, 2017
4.5/5 86% Okja (2017) ['Okja' is] gorgeous and moving and thrilling and funny and inventive and unexpected. It's why Bong is a visionary among his peers. And, my god, it's why we go to the movies.‐ Collider
Read More | Posted May 19, 2017