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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
C minus 68% mother! (2017) Yes, points for being original. But why is it so boring and unpleasant? Calling Lars von Trier. All is forgiven.‐ Boston Herald
Read More | Posted Sep 15, 2017
C minus 35% American Assassin (2017) Third rate Jason Bourne effort with one-note turn by Dylan O'Brien.‐ Boston Herald
Read More | Posted Sep 15, 2017
A minus 100% Twenty Two (2017) Devastating and beautifully shot and edited.‐ Boston Herald
Read More | Posted Sep 8, 2017
A minus 85% It (2017) Director Andy Muschietti, cinematographer Chung-hoon Chung, Bill Skarsgard (Pennywise) and young cast make King's tale a real scream.‐ Boston Herald
Read More | Posted Sep 8, 2017
A 100% In Transit (2015) A small, sparkling, posthumous gem from the dean of American documentary filmmaking.‐ Boston Herald
Read More | Posted Sep 1, 2017
C plus 30% I Do... Until I Don't (2017) Fine cast, misfired comedy, more like bad TV sitcom.‐ Boston Herald
Read More | Posted Sep 1, 2017
B plus 75% Crown Heights (2017) An award worthy turn by Lakeith Stanfield as Colin Warner.‐ Boston Herald
Read More | Posted Sep 1, 2017
B+ 83% Patti Cake$ (2017) Patti is hard to resist, even if she's ripping off Eminem and 8 Mile.‐ Boston Herald
Read More | Posted Aug 25, 2017
C+ 88% Good Time (2017) Not so good, really. And once again not so "real" either. Cue the shaky cams in their faces. Ugh.‐ Boston Herald
Read More | Posted Aug 25, 2017
B - 85% Ingrid Goes West (2017) Fresh, but also meh, unless you like hating everyone. Not Plaza's breakout film.‐ Boston Herald
Read More | Posted Aug 25, 2017
A- 98% In This Corner of the World (Kono sekai no katasumi ni) (2017) Haunting, award worthy, anime evocation of life before and shortly after the bombing of Hiroshima.‐ Boston Herald
Read More | Posted Aug 18, 2017
B 38% The Hitman's Bodyguard (2017) Better than expected thanks to Jackson-Reynolds bromance chemistry.‐ Boston Herald
Read More | Posted Aug 18, 2017
B+ 93% Logan Lucky (2017) Ocean's 7-Eleven, indeed. Amiable heist flick.‐ Boston Herald
Read More | Posted Aug 18, 2017
B 78% Brigsby Bear (2017) Surprisingly bearable, given its premise. It's "Room" as a comedy, and I thought "Room" was a comedy.‐ Boston Herald
Read More | Posted Aug 11, 2017
C minus 48% The Glass Castle (2017) I'd rather stick skewers in my ears than listen to Woody Harrelson blather for over two hours as film's bullying, alcoholic father. But at least I get paid for it.‐ Boston Herald
Read More | Posted Aug 11, 2017
A minus 86% Wind River (2017) From the writer of Hell or High Water comes this summer Western noir sleeper. Jeremy Renner and Elizabeth Olsen as a U.S. Fish and Wild Life officer and an F.B.I. agent. Based on a true story. See it.‐ Boston Herald
Read More | Posted Aug 11, 2017
B plus 93% Dunkirk (2017) A display of both Nolan's dark, wizard-like powers as a filmmaker and his weaknesses and neurotic affectations as a storyteller.‐ Boston Herald
Read More | Posted Jul 20, 2017
C minus 92% A Ghost Story (2017) You have got to be kidding me. The Ghost and Mrs. Mara? Casey the Friendly Ghost? This Emperor has no sheets?‐ Boston Herald
Read More | Posted Jul 14, 2017
A minus 96% The B-Side: Elsa Dorfman's Portrait Photography (2017) Another fascinating non-fiction effort from the Academy Award winning master Errol Morris.‐ Boston Herald
Read More | Posted Jul 14, 2017
A minus 93% War for the Planet of the Apes (2017) The best blockbuster of the summer movie season, a furry fable for our times. All hail Apocalypse Ape.‐ Boston Herald
Read More | Posted Jul 14, 2017
A- 77% The Little Hours (2017) A terrific, low-budget surprise in a summer of big league disappointments.‐ Boston Herald
Read More | Posted Jul 10, 2017
B+ 95% The Women's Balcony (Ismach Hatani) (2017) An entirely worthwhile experience.‐ Boston Herald
Read More | Posted Jul 10, 2017
B 92% Spider-Man: Homecoming (2017) Holland makes breakthrough, and rest of cast is excellent; film not so much. Hey, ho, let's kind of go?‐ Boston Herald
Read More | Posted Jul 7, 2017
B plus 68% The Journey (2017) Great actors Timothy Spall and Colm Meaney overcome flawed screenplay and put on quite a show as Irish enemies.‐ Boston Herald
Read More | Posted Jun 23, 2017
A minus 78% The Exception (The Kaiser's Last Kiss) (2017) Courtney and James shine as Romeo and Juliet style lover in WWII espionage romance.‐ Boston Herald
Read More | Posted Jun 23, 2017
D minus 15% Transformers: The Last Knight (2017) A big mound of steaming 3D CGI garbage. Really Anthony Hopkins?‐ Boston Herald
Read More | Posted Jun 21, 2017
A minus 77% The Hero (2017) Veteran Elliott delivers career high performance. Prepon is captivating. Ritter seethes as estranged daughter.‐ Boston Herald
Read More | Posted Jun 16, 2017
B plus 46% Rough Night (2017) Derivative, yes, but still pretty darn funny. Johansson is a gifted comic performer . McKinnon is inspired as usual.‐ Boston Herald
Read More | Posted Jun 16, 2017
B plus 75% My Cousin Rachel (2017) This new My Cousin Rachel brings the character into a more ambivalent space...Weisz is spellbinding. Claflin a bit two-note‐ Boston Herald
Read More | Posted Jun 9, 2017
A minus 89% It Comes At Night (2017) Texas prodigy Trey Edward Shults creates a Night of the Living Dead for these paranoid us-against them times.‐ Boston Herald
Read More | Posted Jun 9, 2017
A minus 92% Obit (2017) A must-see for newspaper junkies and a eulogy for newspapers of yore.‐ Boston Herald
Read More | Posted May 19, 2017
C plus 70% Alien: Covenant (2017) These films have run out of ideas. Two Michael Fassbenders are not twice as good.‐ Boston Herald
Read More | Posted May 19, 2017
A minus 80% Chuck (2017) Schreiber heads a great cast and gives this real-life Rocky-type punching bag heart and soul.‐ Boston Herald
Read More | Posted May 12, 2017
C minus 28% King Arthur: Legend Of The Sword (2017) More He-Man VS Skeletor than Morte d'Arthur. Where is Alan Rickman when yiou need him?‐ Boston Herald
Read More | Posted May 12, 2017
A minus 92% In Search of Israeli Cuisine (2017) Foodies alert. Wonderful, exotic and complex history of an emerging food culture.‐ Boston Herald
Read More | Posted May 5, 2017
A 70% Chasing Trane: The John Coltrane Documentary (2017) Glorious portrait of American musical genius.‐ Boston Herald
Read More | Posted May 5, 2017
A minus 83% Jeremiah Tower: The Last Magnificent (2017) Fascinating occasionally unpleasant portrait of America's first celebrity chef.‐ Boston Herald
Read More | Posted May 5, 2017
B 82% Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 (2017) Cheeky fun, if not inspired.‐ Boston Herald
Read More | Posted May 4, 2017
B minus 89% Norman (Norman: The Moderate Rise and Tragic Fall of a New York Fixer) (2017) Gere is brilliant; the role is unappealing. You decide.‐ Boston Herald
Read More | Posted Apr 28, 2017
B plus 50% The Promise (2017) Flawed, but Doctor Zhivago-like depiction of Armenian Genocide from director of Hotel Rwanda with excellent Oscar Isaac, Charlotte le Bon and Christian Bale. ‐ Boston Herald
Read More | Posted Apr 21, 2017
B plus 66% Free Fire (2017) Gritty Scorsese-like, ensemble, underworld shoot-out romp. Not Wheatley's longed for breakout film, but fun.‐ Boston Herald
Read More | Posted Apr 21, 2017
A minus 87% The Lost City of Z (2017) This is why I fell in love with movies to begin with. Gray does Herzog, but where is Kinski?‐ Boston Herald
Read More | Posted Apr 21, 2017
B minus 80% Colossal (2017) I love Timecrimes but Colossal is Pacific Rim directed by Charlie Kaufman‐ Boston Herald
Read More | Posted Apr 14, 2017
A minus 88% Their Finest (2017) Arterton is charming. Nighy is wonderful, first Oscar worthy turn of 2017.‐ Boston Herald
Read More | Posted Apr 14, 2017
A minus 91% A Quiet Passion (2017) Nixon is splendid. Davies makes connection between the art and the life clear as light.‐ Boston Herald
Read More | Posted Apr 14, 2017
B minus 66% The Fate of the Furious (2017) A mediocre mash-up of James Bond and Mission Impossible tropes with street car racing, a very talented cast and great location visuals. ‐ Boston Herald
Read More | Posted Apr 13, 2017
B plus 72% Gifted (2017) A great cast - Evans, Grace, Spencer, Slate and Duncan - elevates middling material.‐ Boston Herald
Read More | Posted Apr 7, 2017
B plus 31% The Assignment (2017) Rodriguez and Weaver are riveting. This lurid B-movie has cult following written all over it.‐ Boston Herald
Read More | Posted Apr 7, 2017
C plus 48% Going in Style (2017) When this cast can't save your movie you are in deep trouble.‐ Boston Herald
Read More | Posted Apr 7, 2017
A 90% Frantz (2017) Ozon's best effort. Spellbinding and deliriously romantic and also frankly morbid. A rare blend perfectly suited to post WWI era. Ninney and Beer are superb. Enchanting visuals.‐ Boston Herald
Read More | Posted Mar 31, 2017