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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
A minus 82% Julieta (2016) Another mysterious reverie on motherhood from auteur of All About My Mother. ‐ Boston Herald
Posted Jan 13, 2017
B 33% Live By Night (2017) Stylish, entertaining, with well-staged violence, if not original or great. ‐ Boston Herald
Posted Jan 13, 2017
C minus 28% The Bye Bye Man (2017) A better poster than film, It Follows meets Ringu in bad way. ‐ Boston Herald
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
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
Posted Jan 6, 2017
A m inus 93% Hidden Figures (2017) Square but rousing portrait of real-life figures who helped U.S. win Space Race. Great cast. ‐ Boston Herald
Posted Jan 6, 2017
C plus 31% Passengers (2016) Spectacular visuals. But derivative and hollow storytelling. Just watch Gravity again, instead. ‐ Boston Herald
Posted Dec 21, 2016
C minus 17% Assassin's Creed (2016) "Prepare the Animus?" I thought she said, "Prepare the enemas." Given the film, it makes more sense. ‐ Boston Herald
Posted Dec 21, 2016
A minus 79% Patriots Day (2017) Police procedural captures the horror and urgency of the Boston Marathon Bombings. Watertown shootout is amazing real-life recreation. ‐ Boston Herald
Posted Dec 20, 2016
A 93% La La Land (2016) Utterly captivating. A seismic event in contemporary American cinema. ‐ Boston Herald
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
Posted Dec 14, 2016
B 42% Office Christmas Party (2016) Can you say: Fire up the 3-D printer so that Jeremy (Rob Corddry) can duplicate his junk? ‐ Boston Herald
Posted Dec 9, 2016
B minus 69% 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
Posted Dec 9, 2016
B plus 88% 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
Posted Dec 9, 2016
B plus 83% Mifune: The Last Samurai (2016) Worthwhile look at screen icon and movie god Toshiro Mifune, especially his historic collaboration with Akira Kurosawa. ‐ Boston Herald
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
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
Posted Nov 25, 2016
A 54% Rules Don't Apply (2016) Lily Collins best ever. She is the new Audrey Hepburn. Beatty's best since Bugsy. ‐ Boston Herald
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
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
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
Posted Nov 18, 2016
A minus 71% Bleed For This (2016) Miles Teller is riveting. The cast is strange, but also superb. ‐ Boston Herald
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
Posted Nov 18, 2016
B plus 93% The Eagle Huntress (2016) Empowering, if not very authentic. ‐ Boston Herald
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
Posted Nov 11, 2016
A minus 98% Moonlight (2016) A unique, brilliantly acted twist on an indie coming-of-age film. ‐ Boston Herald
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
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
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
Posted Oct 28, 2016
C plus 19% Inferno (2016) Inferno not exactly scintillating. James bond-movie locations are nice, however. ‐ Boston Herald
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
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
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
Posted Oct 21, 2016
A minus 91% A Man Called Ove (En man som heter Ove) (2016) It's a Wonderful Life to the tenth power. ‐ Boston Herald
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
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
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
Posted Oct 7, 2016
B plus 64% Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children (2016) Completely derivative but Green has wistful majesty; young cast is excellent, and Burton's visuals dazzle. ‐ Boston Herald
Posted Sep 30, 2016
B plus 30% Masterminds (2016) A funny, fact-based heist movie about a bunch of nitwits? Zach Galifianakis, Kristen Wiig, Kate McKinnon, Owen Wilson, Leslie Jones and Jason Sudeikis? Do they know this is better than "Ghostbusters?" ‐ Boston Herald
Posted Sep 30, 2016
A minus 83% Deepwater Horizon (2016) A first class, corporation-shaming disaster movie for our hard-pressed times. ‐ Boston Herald
Posted Sep 30, 2016
A minus 92% Queen of Katwe (2016) A real-life transformative fable from filmmaker Mira Nair with a unique and vibrant setting. All that and Lupita Nyong'o. ‐ Boston Herald
Posted Sep 23, 2016
B plus 53% The Dressmaker (2016) Kate Winslet as sexy femme fatale with a wicked pair of shears is a lot of fun. As her mum "Mad" Molly, Judy David triumphs. ‐ Boston Herald
Posted Sep 23, 2016
B 63% The Magnificent Seven (2016) A far cry from the 1960 Sturges film, never mind the Kurosawa classic. But better than expected. Washington and Pratt make a fun, if unlikely duo. ‐ Boston Herald
Posted Sep 23, 2016
A 95% The Beatles: Eight Days a Week - The Touring Years (2016) Do not miss this film gift from Ron Howard. A year's ten best to be sure. ‐ Boston Herald
Posted Sep 16, 2016
A minus 61% Snowden (2016) Provocateur Oliver Stone makes comeback with "Snowden." Gordon-Levitt and Woodley make fine pair. Lightning rod figure is fascinating centerpiece of important film. ‐ Boston Herald
Posted Sep 16, 2016
B plus 76% Bridget Jones's Baby (2016) Welcome back, Bridget Jones. ‐ Boston Herald
Posted Sep 16, 2016
B 43% The Hollars (2016) If you liked TV's Parenthood, you'll like John Krasinski's well-played, enjoyable if also predictable, frequently familiar family dramedy The Hollars. ‐ Boston Herald
Posted Sep 6, 2016
B+ 60% War Dogs (2016) These Dogs make you want to howl. ‐ Boston Herald
Posted Aug 19, 2016
A m inus 66% Anthropoid (2016) Gripping, real-life war story ends with unforgettable shootout in Prague Cathedral. Cast is first rate. ‐ Boston Herald
Posted Aug 12, 2016
A minus 98% Hell or High Water (2016) One of the best American films of the year. Bridges is Oscar bait, again. ‐ Boston Herald
Posted Aug 12, 2016