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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 53% 12 Strong (2018) Rousing, if not quite great real-life drama about American Afghan war heroes the Horse Soldiers. ‐ Boston Herald
Read More | Posted Jan 19, 2018
B plus 74% Small Town Crime (2018) A throwback to ultra-violent crime drama of the 1970s. Great cast headed by lead John Hawkes, producer-costar Octavia Spencer and Anthony Anderson. Should be picked up by Netflix as series.‐ Boston Herald
Read More | Posted Jan 19, 2018
B plus 18% Forever My Girl (2018) Jessica Rothe is wonderfully expressive as female lead in this country music infused romance from writer-director Bethany Ashton Wolf. Better than recent Nicolas Sparks films.‐ Boston Herald
Read More | Posted Jan 19, 2018
B plus 44% Den of Thieves (2018) This gritty Heat-like crime thriller with fabulous cast could be first breakout hit of 2018.‐ Boston Herald
Read More | Posted Jan 19, 2018
A- 91% Phantom Thread (2018) Paul Thomas Anderson evokes Hitchcock's "Rebecca" and even "My Fair Lady" in this dark Gothic romance. DDL says it's his last film (don't bet on it).‐ Boston Herald
Read More | Posted Jan 12, 2018
C- 57% The Commuter (2018) The great Liam Neeson should have said no to another go round with director Jaume Collet-Serra. ‐ Boston Herald
Read More | Posted Jan 12, 2018
C minus 30% Insidious: The Last Key (2018) Shaye is great. But how many times will dopes pay to see the same film?‐ Boston Herald
Read More | Posted Jan 5, 2018
A 88% The Post (2018) A Spielberg classic. Streep and Hanks superb. This is why newspapers matter.‐ Boston Herald
Read More | Posted Jan 5, 2018
B- 74% Hostiles (2018) Bale and Studi lend stature. Great visuals. But I liked this better when it was called The Outlaw Josey Wales.‐ Boston Herald
Read More | Posted Jan 5, 2018
B- 81% Molly's Game (2018) Aaron Sorkin's directing debut boasts fine, if familiar Jessica Chastain. Kevin Costner lends gravitas. But film lacks visual flair and is not really about poker at all.‐ Boston Herald
Read More | Posted Dec 29, 2017
A- 77% All the Money in the World (2017) Legendary Ridley Scott drama is lushly visual, gripping and frankly miraculous.‐ Boston Herald
Read More | Posted Dec 29, 2017
B+ 50% Downsizing (2017) Damon, Waltz and brilliant Hong Chau save conceptually flawed Alexander Payne sci fi satire.‐ Boston Herald
Read More | Posted Dec 22, 2017
B- 76% Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle (2017) Barely fresh. Too much bad CGI and physics-defying action. Cast makes the most of it. ‐ Boston Herald
Read More | Posted Dec 20, 2017
B 90% Star Wars: The Last Jedi (2017) A reboot of Empire Strikes Back, Star Wars: The Last Jedi is overlong, heavy-handed and fun if mostly uninspired.‐ Boston Herald
Read More | Posted Dec 13, 2017
A minus 86% Darkest Hour (2017) A career-capping personal best for Oscar contender Gary Oldman. Kristin Scott-Thomas and Lily James also shine.‐ Boston Herald
Read More | Posted Dec 8, 2017
A 92% The Shape of Water (2017) Del Toro exceeds self with this modern fairy-tale/Gothic romance. Hawkins is stunning. The La-La Land of monster movies.‐ Boston Herald
Read More | Posted Dec 8, 2017
B+ 30% Wonder Wheel (2017) Colorful Coney Island-set dark romance has roots in pulp noir and Tennessee Williams. Winselt is wonderful.‐ Boston Herald
Read More | Posted Dec 8, 2017
A minus 84% The Divine Order (Die göttliche Ordnung) (2017) Sublime tale of political and sexual awakening of 1970s Swiss house frau. Great cast. Writer-director Petra Volpe is someone to watch.‐ Boston Herald
Read More | Posted Dec 2, 2017
C plus 91% The Disaster Artist (2017) Sorry, must disagree with majority. This film is a frequently too boring film about boorish filmmaker with a lot of mystery money, Maybe as a five minute SNL skit. But as a feature, it's a drag.‐ Boston Herald
Read More | Posted Dec 2, 2017
A- 80% The Man Who Invented Christmas (2017) Great cast. If you're a Dickens' fan and love the Christmas Carol movies, you're going to enjoy this as much as I did. ‐ Boston Herald
Read More | Posted Nov 22, 2017
A- 97% Coco (2017) Pixar is back. Charming, vibrant, prepare to buy your kid a guitar.‐ Boston Herald
Read More | Posted Nov 22, 2017
A minus 93% Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri (2017) Frances McDormand stands tall as angry, grieving mother. Rockwell and Harrelson very strong in support.‐ Boston Herald
Read More | Posted Nov 17, 2017
C+ 40% Justice League (2017) More mediocrity from DC factory. Gadot and Miller bright spots, otherwise CGI slog and cookie-cutter villain.‐ Boston Herald
Read More | Posted Nov 17, 2017
B 19% Daddy's Home 2 (2017) Ferrell, the comic master of this class, carries the heaviest load in the film, as he should and successfully trots out his bag of tricks, including the pratfalls and inappropriate, neurotic and manic behavior.‐ Boston Herald
Read More | Posted Nov 10, 2017
C minus 57% Murder On The Orient Express (2017) Hijacked by a mustache. A crass and dumbed down imitation of the classy Sidney Lumet version.‐ Boston Herald
Read More | Posted Nov 10, 2017
A - 100% Faces Places (Visages, villages) (2017) New Wave legend Agnes Varda and French photographer-muralist JR tour France spreading art and joy.‐ Boston Herald
Read More | Posted Nov 3, 2017
A minus 54% LBJ (2017) Harrelson triumphs as under appreciated visionary U.S. President. Jennifer Jason Leigh a standout as Lady Bird.‐ Boston Herald
Read More | Posted Nov 3, 2017
A minus 92% Thor: Ragnarok (2017) Most fun since Guardians of the Galaxy. Director Waititi brings the offbeat, weirdo charm of What We Do in the Shadows to Marvel.‐ Boston Herald
Read More | Posted Nov 2, 2017
B + 28% Suburbicon (2017) Fargo lite, fun, if also a mixed bag of 1950s era suburban America hypocrisy, murder, racism and pulp noir. ‐ Boston Herald
Read More | Posted Oct 27, 2017
B plus 66% Breathe (2017) Cast makes this Brit disease of the week movie work. They are churning them out.‐ Boston Herald
Read More | Posted Oct 20, 2017
C minus 7% The Snowman (2017) How could so much talent produce such a mess? See Jo Nesbo adaptation "Headhunters" instead.‐ Boston Herald
Read More | Posted Oct 20, 2017
B minus 64% Goodbye Christopher Robin (2017) Barely fresh. Not for kids, not terrible. Macdonald wasted.‐ Boston Herald
Read More | Posted Oct 20, 2017
A minus 34% Mark Felt: The Man Who Brought Down the White House (2017) Liam Neeson should be Oscar contender for this. Film could not be more relevant.‐ Boston Herald
Read More | Posted Oct 13, 2017
B plus 63% The Foreigner (2017) Great fun. Jackie Chan goes Rambo on Irish terrorists with help from Martin Campbell and Pierce Brosnan. ‐ Boston Herald
Read More | Posted Oct 13, 2017
B minus 87% Blade Runner 2049 (2017) Barely fresh. 163 minutes of post apocalyptic eye candy and sci-fi sound and fury signifying not much. ‐ Boston Herald
Read More | Posted Oct 5, 2017
B+ 86% Battle of the Sexes (2017) Emma Stone and Steve Carell score as feminist queen and sexist court jester in "Battle of the Sexes."‐ Boston Herald
Read More | Posted Sep 29, 2017
C+ 81% Brad's Status (2017) Unfortunately, while the performances are good, Brad is a whining bore.‐ Boston Herald
Read More | Posted Sep 22, 2017
A minus 92% Stronger (2017) Jake Gyllenhaal and Tatiana Maslany excel in this real-life Boston Marathon bombing -related drama‐ Boston Herald
Read More | Posted Sep 22, 2017
A minus 51% Kingsman: The Golden Circle (2017) Should Matthew Vaughn direct the next James Bond movie? He already has with the proper R rating.‐ Boston Herald
Read More | Posted Sep 22, 2017
C minus 69% 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 34% 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 78% 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+ 91% 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