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J. Olson

J. Olson
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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
4/5 85% It (2017) [Skarsgård] brings such a delicious physicality to [Pennywise] that he ends up the most compelling clown this side of the late Heath Ledger's Joker. He's remarkable.‐ Cinemixtape
Read More | Posted Sep 20, 2017
3.5/5 93% Logan Lucky (2017) A flighty shrimp and grits caper that willfully evokes the best - and a little of the worst - of [Soderbergh's] billion dollar-grossing [Ocean's] trilogy.‐ Cinemixtape
Read More | Posted Sep 18, 2017
2/5 68% Annabelle: Creation (2017) Scarily formulaic.‐ Cinemixtape
Read More | Posted Sep 11, 2017
2.5/5 85% Ingrid Goes West (2017) Once it becomes obvious that there's no discernible arc at hand for Ingrid, a sense of inevitability sets in and the unpleasantness of the characters begins to wear.‐ Cinemixtape
Read More | Posted Sep 9, 2017
1.5/5 40% Death Note (2017) Contrary to online chatter, the ultimate tragedy of Netflix's "Death Note" adaptation isn't its general infidelity to its source material; it's that it sucks.‐ Cinemixtape
Read More | Posted Sep 6, 2017
4/5 88% Good Time (2017) A distinctive head rush that pairs a handful of refreshingly earnest performances with a great sense of style.‐ Cinemixtape
Read More | Posted Sep 5, 2017
4/5 86% Wind River (2017) The superiority of Sheridan's work here isn't just in its tautness - its true victory is in its empathy.‐ Cinemixtape
Read More | Posted Aug 30, 2017
1.5/5 16% The Dark Tower (2017) Summer 2017 has given us worse reasons to head to the multiplex, but none have been as dispiritingly lifeless as "The Dark Tower."‐ Cinemixtape
Read More | Posted Aug 22, 2017
2/5 75% Atomic Blonde (2017) Check in for the impressive bursts of violence but be prepared for a surplus of downtime - a near death sentence for a movie called "Atomic Blonde."‐ Cinemixtape
Read More | Posted Aug 18, 2017
2/5 92% A Ghost Story (2017) The work of a filmmaker conflating his biggest strengths and biggest weaknesses.‐ Cinemixtape
Read More | Posted Aug 15, 2017
4/5 93% Dunkirk (2017) For a concurrently dead simple and wildly innovative white knuckler of a war pic, look no further. One of our greats is back with more greatness.‐ Cinemixtape
Read More | Posted Aug 10, 2017
2.5/5 93% War for the Planet of the Apes (2017) With Reeves' metaphors all face-up, "War" becomes nothing but an awfully literal conclusion of a trilogy that once hinted at much bigger, more symbolic things.‐ Cinemixtape
Read More | Posted Aug 8, 2017
1.5/5 50% Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets (2017) New shorthand for bloated, empty big screen science fiction.‐ Cinemixtape
Read More | Posted Aug 6, 2017
3/5 98% The Big Sick (2017) At 125 minutes, it's a grind that never finds an equilibrium between feel-good comedy and incisive slice of life. And it's never quite funny enough.‐ Cinemixtape
Read More | Posted Jul 31, 2017
2.5/5 92% Spider-Man: Homecoming (2017) A middling high school action-comedy with dull setpieces; a lesser "Superbad" with superhero cameos. ‐ Cinemixtape
Read More | Posted Jul 24, 2017
3/5 61% Despicable Me 3 (2017) Directors Pierre Coffin and Kyle Balda won't win the franchise any new fans here, but it should be enough to keep the old ones firmly on board. For now.‐ Cinemixtape
Read More | Posted Jul 17, 2017
1.5/5 17% The House (2017) Rivals "Get Hard" as the worst thing Will Ferrell has ever said "yes" to.‐ Cinemixtape
Read More | Posted Jul 11, 2017
1/5 15% Transformers: The Last Knight (2017) Michael Bay doesn't make movies anymore; he makes migraine auras.‐ Cinemixtape
Read More | Posted Jul 6, 2017
3/5 68% Cars 3 (2017) Between its wonderful voice performances and eye-popping animation, there isn't too much to complain about, especially as a follow-up to Pixar's nadir.‐ Cinemixtape
Read More | Posted Jul 3, 2017
1.5/5 53% 47 Meters Down (2017) A shark chomping on a discarded typewriter couldn't have come up with something so unintelligible.‐ Cinemixtape
Read More | Posted Jun 27, 2017
3.5/5 93% Baby Driver (2017) Put up against [Wright's] earlier work, it wilts.‐ Cinemixtape
Read More | Posted Jun 26, 2017
3.5/5 22% The Book of Henry (2017) Trevorrow makes it cohere, painting an unusual story into something by turns heartfelt and thrilling.‐ Cinemixtape
Read More | Posted Jun 20, 2017
4/5 89% It Comes At Night (2017) It might be a dirge of a film, but it's a beautiful, textured dirge that hangs in the air long after its last note has been played.‐ Cinemixtape
Read More | Posted Jun 19, 2017
1/5 16% The Mummy (2017) [The film is] its own kind of black magic: an absolutely putrid movie without any of the fun normally associated with putrid movies.‐ Cinemixtape
Read More | Posted Jun 15, 2017
3.5/5 92% Wonder Woman (2017) Gadot and Pine [mine] their characters for the kinds of small but meaningful moments that most superhero movies would kill for.‐ Cinemixtape
Read More | Posted Jun 12, 2017
3/5 29% Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales (2017) There's a glint of life in this franchise yet.‐ Cinemixtape
Read More | Posted Jun 9, 2017
3/5 70% Alien: Covenant (2017) Moviegoers on the hunt for an Alien fix will get it, even if the picture never quite reconciles its awkward place between prequel and sequel.‐ Cinemixtape
Read More | Posted Jun 2, 2017
1.5/5 18% Baywatch (2017) "This sounds like an entertaining but far-fetched TV show!" exclaims Efron's character. Oh, we know, Zac. Because it's a "Baywatch" movie. Good joke.‐ Cinemixtape
Read More | Posted May 30, 2017
4.5/5 82% Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 (2017) James Gunn has done something few before him have managed: He's followed a great film with an even greater sequel. Hats off, Cheap Trick's "Surrender" on.‐ Cinemixtape
Read More | Posted May 12, 2017
1/5 17% The Circle (2017) The entire picture hinges on one character's hankering for some late-night kayaking.‐ Cinemixtape
Read More | Posted May 5, 2017
4/5 66% Free Fire (2017) All killer, no filler.‐ Cinemixtape
Read More | Posted May 4, 2017
3.5/5 66% The Fate of the Furious (2017) Vin is king.‐ Cinemixtape
Read More | Posted Apr 24, 2017
3/5 79% T2 Trainspotting (2017) A surprisingly dark climax marked with hilariously overwrought lighting is everything to love and hate about "T2 Trainspotting" - and Danny Boyle - all at once.‐ Cinemixtape
Read More | Posted Apr 18, 2017
2/5 44% Ghost in the Shell (2017) A two-hour flatline, best experienced in the form of its trailers or its soundtrack or anything but the film itself.‐ Cinemixtape
Read More | Posted Apr 10, 2017
2/5 44% Saban's Power Rangers (2017) A lumpy paste of brooding teen drama based entirely on coincidence and action scenes edited so rashly that it'd be tough to know if shots from other movies slipped in.‐ Cinemixtape
Read More | Posted Apr 6, 2017
1.5/5 67% Life (2017) A subpar creature feature with delusions of grandeur and a cheat of a twist ending.‐ Cinemixtape
Read More | Posted Mar 30, 2017
3/5 71% Beauty and the Beast (2017) Condon's film is just about what it should be: A fevered, overblown love letter to a classic. To heights it knows it couldn't hope to reach.‐ Cinemixtape
Read More | Posted Mar 27, 2017
1/5 15% CHIPS (2017) Destined to find life on DVD - as a coaster.‐ Cinemixtape
Read More | Posted Mar 24, 2017
3/5 54% The Belko Experiment (2017) It's no masterwork, but [James Gunn's] ride-or-die fans would be remiss to miss this freakish fruit of his Marvel Studios labor.‐ Cinemixtape
Read More | Posted Mar 21, 2017
1.5/5 76% Kong: Skull Island (2017) Vogt-Roberts and his editor indiscriminately wallop us with action, darting from character to character and scene to scene, none of it making any impact at all.‐ Cinemixtape
Read More | Posted Mar 17, 2017
2/5 93% Logan (2017) Marvel fans that moonlight as undiscerning gorehounds just might find Valhalla in "Logan," but the project goes out of its way to give everyone else the cold, dead shoulder.‐ Cinemixtape
Read More | Posted Mar 12, 2017
3/5 99% Get Out (2017) It's because of Kaluuya that Peele's commentary remains intelligible throughout, even as the movie leaps over logical chasms and loads up on hammy supporting performances.‐ Cinemixtape
Read More | Posted Mar 6, 2017
2.5/5 42% A Cure For Wellness (2017) [The film is] notable in its own flaky, freaky way, its visual peaks and narrative valleys neatly summing up the bizarro career of its director.‐ Cinemixtape
Read More | Posted Feb 28, 2017
1/5 27% Fist Fight (2017) Charlie Day and Ice Cube will live to crack wise another day. "Fist Fight," on the other hand, is where laughter goes to die.‐ Cinemixtape
Read More | Posted Feb 25, 2017
3.5/5 34% The Great Wall (2017) Accompanied by a truckload of alien intestines and yet another unlikely performance from Matt Damon, "The Great Wall" can't help but make a monster-sized impression.‐ Cinemixtape
Read More | Posted Feb 22, 2017
1.5/5 10% Fifty Shades Darker (2017) The worst thing to happen to fictional Seattle since Frasier bedded Roz.‐ Cinemixtape
Read More | Posted Feb 18, 2017
3/5 27% Exodus: Gods and Kings (2014) While "Exodus" may require Moses-like patience, it's likely to reward the faithful.‐ Cinemixtape
Read More | Posted Feb 16, 2017
3.5/5 90% John Wick: Chapter 2 (2017) The movie's exceptional second half closes in on establishing its lead as the defining action antihero of the decade. "Chapter 3" just might get him there.‐ Cinemixtape
Read More | Posted Feb 16, 2017
3/5 91% The Lego Batman Movie (2017) Killer jokes, stunning animation, Easter eggs aplenty, and then a Lego brick wall. Action movie tedium sets in, accompanied by a noticeable downtick in sight gags.‐ Cinemixtape
Read More | Posted Feb 15, 2017
4.5/5 96% Paterson (2016) [Driver lifts] a very good drama into the heavens with an indispensably rich, textured performance, one that reconfigures all notions of what the actor is capable of.‐ Cinemixtape
Read More | Posted Feb 10, 2017