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James Verniere

James Verniere
James Verniere's reviews only count toward the Tomatometer when published at the following Tomatometer-approved publication(s): Boston Herald

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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
B plus 84% A United Kingdom (2017) Another, more obscure and yet equally stirring interracial romance. Pike and Oyelowo excel.‐ Boston Herald
Read More | Posted Feb 17, 2017
C minus 40% A Cure For Wellness (2017) The Shining meets Grand Budapest Hotel, but not in a good way. Good looking pastiche.‐ Boston Herald
Read More | Posted Feb 17, 2017
C plus 36% The Great Wall (2017) The great Zhang Yimou provides spectacular pageantry. But the screenplay is the dregs. Re-watch The Black Rose instead. ‐ Boston Herald
Read More | Posted Feb 17, 2017
D 9% Fifty Shades Darker (2017) If Jane Austen wrote mommy porn it would be so much better than this.‐ Boston Herald
Read More | Posted Feb 10, 2017
B plus 90% John Wick: Chapter 2 (2017) Was I the only critic to praise John Wick? JW2 is more of the same, different dog.‐ Boston Herald
Read More | Posted Feb 10, 2017
A minus 25% The Comedian (2017) The Comedian is De Niro's The Entertainer. Watch the great actor rage, Don Rickles-style, amazing supporting cast.‐ Boston Herald
Read More | Posted Feb 3, 2017
A 98% I Am Not Your Negro (2017) The fire is back. Spellbinding and ridiculously relevant.‐ Boston Herald
Read More | Posted Feb 3, 2017
C minus 17% The Space Between Us (2017) From the title and ripped off plot to Brit Robertson's Rebel Without a Cause routine, awful.‐ Boston Herald
Read More | Posted Feb 3, 2017
C plus 34% A Dog's Purpose (2017) Boycott not necessary. Inferior doggie It's a Wonderful Life will vanish. Dennis Quaid worth weight in gold, however.‐ Boston Herald
Read More | Posted Jan 27, 2017
C plus 41% Gold (2017) More like pyrite. McConaughey all in performance impressive but wasted. Like a faux David O. Russell film.‐ Boston Herald
Read More | Posted Jan 27, 2017
B plus 96% Paterson (2016) Adam Driver is the reason to see this special film from Jim Jarmusch.‐ Boston Herald
Read More | Posted Jan 20, 2017
C plus 75% Split (2017) Dark and derivative. PG-13? Are you kidding me? Don't send kids to this .‐ Boston Herald
Read More | Posted Jan 20, 2017
B 43% xXx: Return of Xander Cage (2017) Silly CG Cheez Whiz action movie. But Vin Diesel is fun. Donnie Yen is even more fun.‐ Boston Herald
Read More | Posted Jan 20, 2017
A minus 84% Julieta (2016) Another mysterious reverie on motherhood from auteur of All About My Mother.‐ Boston Herald
Read More | Posted Jan 13, 2017
B 35% Live By Night (2017) Stylish, entertaining, with well-staged violence, if not original or great. ‐ Boston Herald
Read More | Posted Jan 13, 2017
C minus 23% The Bye Bye Man (2017) A better poster than film, It Follows meets Ringu in bad way.‐ Boston Herald
Read More | Posted Jan 13, 2017
A minus 84% Silence (2017) 28 years after being denounced by the Catholic Church, Scorsese screens his film at the Vatican and meets Pope Francis.‐ Boston Herald
Read More | Posted Jan 6, 2017
B plus 87% A Monster Calls (2017) Too much Bettelheim, not enough Grimm, but visually stunning and fine cast.‐ Boston Herald
Read More | Posted Jan 6, 2017
A m inus 92% Hidden Figures (2017) Square but rousing portrait of real-life figures who helped U.S. win Space Race. Great cast.‐ Boston Herald
Read More | Posted Jan 6, 2017
C plus 31% Passengers (2016) Spectacular visuals. But derivative and hollow storytelling. Just watch Gravity again, instead.‐ Boston Herald
Read More | Posted Dec 21, 2016
C minus 18% Assassin's Creed (2016) "Prepare the Animus?" I thought she said, "Prepare the enemas." Given the film, it makes more sense.‐ Boston Herald
Read More | Posted Dec 21, 2016
A minus 80% Patriots Day (2017) Police procedural captures the horror and urgency of the Boston Marathon Bombings. Watertown shootout is amazing real-life recreation.‐ Boston Herald
Read More | Posted Dec 20, 2016
A 93% La La Land (2016) Utterly captivating. A seismic event in contemporary American cinema. ‐ Boston Herald
Read More | Posted Dec 16, 2016
B 85% Rogue One: A Star Wars Story (2016) A fun outing, if also a derivative one. Donnie Yen and the droid steal the film from the leads...‐ Boston Herald
Read More | Posted Dec 14, 2016
B 41% Office Christmas Party (2016) Can you say: Fire up the 3-D printer so that Jeremy (Rob Corddry) can duplicate his junk?‐ Boston Herald
Read More | Posted Dec 9, 2016
B minus 70% Miss Sloane (2016) Chastain is fun to watch and cackles convincingly, but a scene in which Liz Sloane shows up for a meeting dressed like the Devil Girl from Mars made me eager to make my escape.‐ Boston Herald
Read More | Posted Dec 9, 2016
B plus 89% Jackie (2016) Portman's Jackie is certainly haughty (she cannot hide her disdain for the Johnsons), and she's got that excessively breathy speech pattern down pat.‐ Boston Herald
Read More | Posted Dec 9, 2016
B plus 81% Mifune: The Last Samurai (2016) Worthwhile look at screen icon and movie god Toshiro Mifune, especially his historic collaboration with Akira Kurosawa.‐ Boston Herald
Read More | Posted Dec 2, 2016
C plus 11% Man Down (2016) Movie down despite efforts of Shia LaBeouf, Kate Mara, Clifton Collins, Jr . War movie-apocalyptic thriller mash-up fail.‐ Boston Herald
Read More | Posted Dec 2, 2016
A minus 96% Manchester by the Sea (2016) Affleck is riveting as a broken man, a resonant metaphor for our times.‐ Boston Herald
Read More | Posted Nov 25, 2016
A 55% Rules Don't Apply (2016) Lily Collins best ever. She is the new Audrey Hepburn. Beatty's best since Bugsy.‐ Boston Herald
Read More | Posted Nov 23, 2016
B plus 61% Allied (2016) Mr. and Mrs. Smith meets Inglourious Basterds. Pitt and Cotillard are worth watching, even if you don't quite buy the film.‐ Boston Herald
Read More | Posted Nov 23, 2016
B plus 23% Bad Santa 2 (2016) Naughty, not nice, often hilarious. Thornton and Bates make a great mother-son team.‐ Boston Herald
Read More | Posted Nov 23, 2016
A minus 45% Billy Lynn's Long Halftime Walk (2016) Take a walk with Billy and Academy Award winning director Ang Lee and see the horrors of war and the emptiness of canned spectacle.‐ Boston Herald
Read More | Posted Nov 18, 2016
A minus 71% Bleed For This (2016) Miles Teller is riveting. The cast is strange, but also superb. ‐ Boston Herald
Read More | Posted Nov 18, 2016
C plus 73% Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them (2016) Newt Scamander is a rather charmless wizard boy-man. A lot of gratuitous CGI to make up for derivative story.‐ Boston Herald
Read More | Posted Nov 18, 2016
B plus 93% The Eagle Huntress (2016) Empowering, if not very authentic.‐ Boston Herald
Read More | Posted Nov 11, 2016
C plus 94% Arrival (2016) If The Day the Earth Stood still (the original) were silly and derivative, this would be it. Bodes unwell for Blade Runner sequel.‐ Boston Herald
Read More | Posted Nov 11, 2016
A minus 98% Moonlight (2016) A unique, brilliantly acted twist on an indie coming-of-age film. ‐ Boston Herald
Read More | Posted Nov 5, 2016
C plus 90% Doctor Strange (2016) Dull, talky, derivative, full of the usual CGI cheez whiz. Cumberbatch is the epitome of vanilla.‐ Boston Herald
Read More | Posted Nov 5, 2016
A minus 94% The Handmaiden (Ah-ga-ssi) (2016) Twisted tale from Chan-wook Park is Korean hybrid Gothic pleasure.‐ Boston Herald
Read More | Posted Oct 28, 2016
B plus 71% Coming Through The Rye (2016) Not great, but Rye grows on you. Cooper is terrific as Salinger.‐ Boston Herald
Read More | Posted Oct 28, 2016
C plus 19% Inferno (2016) Inferno not exactly scintillating. James bond-movie locations are nice, however.‐ Boston Herald
Read More | Posted Oct 28, 2016
A minus 90% Certain Women (2016) If you liked Robert Altman's Short Cuts, you'll want to see this award-winning Kelly Reichhardt film.‐ Boston Herald
Read More | Posted Oct 21, 2016
A minus 94% Miss Hokusai (Sarusuberi: Miss Hokusai) (2016) An important and mature film about 19th century Japanese artist Hokusai and his brilliant, perhaps equally talented daughter.‐ Boston Herald
Read More | Posted Oct 21, 2016
B 37% Jack Reacher: Never Go Back (2016) Yet another lone samurai movie. Cruise doing strong and silent is a bit dull. Plot not exactly surprising.‐ Boston Herald
Read More | Posted Oct 21, 2016
A minus 92% A Man Called Ove (En man som heter Ove) (2016) It's a Wonderful Life to the tenth power.‐ Boston Herald
Read More | Posted Oct 14, 2016
B plus 76% Kevin Hart: What Now? (2016) Not as great as Feel My Pain or Let Me Explain, but still great fun.‐ Boston Herald
Read More | Posted Oct 14, 2016
B 51% The Accountant (2016) A lot more fun than Batman v Superman. Affleck and Kendrick have nice chemistry. ‐ Boston Herald
Read More | Posted Oct 14, 2016
C minus 43% The Girl on the Train (2016) TGOTT goes nowhere slowly. At least Gone Girl was trashy fun.‐ Boston Herald
Read More | Posted Oct 7, 2016