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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- 90% Grace Jones: Bloodlight and Bami (2018) Fascinating portrait of 1980s disco goddess and pioneer performance artist from filmmaker Sophie Fiennes.‐ Boston Herald
Read More | Posted Apr 20, 2018
C minus 34% I Feel Pretty (2018) This is what happens when Amy Schumer makes a film just to fill out her schedule. Everybody does it, but still...Idiotic.‐ Boston Herald
Read More | Posted Apr 20, 2018
A- 92% The Peacemaker (2018) The Peacemaker must-see portrait of world-renowned negotiator Padraig O'Malley, who cannot put his own demons to rest.‐ Boston Herald
Read More | Posted Apr 13, 2018
B+ 80% Sgt. Stubby: An American Hero (2018) Animated film Sgt. Stubby: An American Hero tells marvelous tale of real-life canine military hero from WWI. ‐ Boston Herald
Read More | Posted Apr 13, 2018
B- 86% You Were Never Really Here (2018) Yes, derivative to a fault. But Cannes award winner Phoenix is powerful as shattered combat veteran.‐ Boston Herald
Read More | Posted Apr 13, 2018
B 51% Rampage (2018) Dumb fun, giant-monster movie with Dwayne Johnson and giant ape buddy.‐ Boston Herald
Read More | Posted Apr 13, 2018
B+ 72% Final Portrait (2018) Geoffrey Rush excels as Swiss artist Alberto Giacometti in Stanley Tucci's Paris-set Portrait of the Artist as procrastinator.‐ Boston Herald
Read More | Posted Apr 6, 2018
B 82% Blockers (2018) Judd Apatow-like raunchy comedy about young women in pact to lose virginity on prom night. A female Superbad.‐ Boston Herald
Read More | Posted Apr 6, 2018
C+ 95% A Quiet Place (2018) Way overrated M. Night Shyamalan-type sci-fi-horror hybrid with serious credibility issues and too many jump in your face moments.‐ Boston Herald
Read More | Posted Apr 6, 2018
C+ 73% Ready Player One (2018) Back to the Future, indeed. Fanboy-pandering, CGI-driven, rehash of pop culture faves. That DeLorean was a lemon, folks.‐ Boston Herald
Read More | Posted Mar 29, 2018
A - 90% Isle of Dogs (2018) Lovably quirky, visually hypnotic stop-motion tale of lost dogs and the boy who tries to save one.‐ Boston Herald
Read More | Posted Mar 28, 2018
A- 100% Oh Lucy! (2018) You will want to check out "Oh Lucy!," a dark, decidedly offbeat comedy from first-time feature Atsuko Hirayanagi.‐ Boston Herald
Read More | Posted Mar 23, 2018
B 43% Pacific Rim Uprising (2018) Not as great as Guillermo del Toro's original but cast led by John Boyega and Scott Eastwood make it fun.‐ Boston Herald
Read More | Posted Mar 23, 2018
A - 79% Unsane (2018) Is Unsane the Get Out of the #MeToo movement? It just might be. Steven Soderbergh's neo-Snake Pit/Shock Corridor is a cinema resonant film for our times.‐ Boston Herald
Read More | Posted Mar 23, 2018
B 96% The Death of Stalin (2018) Amusing but broad, Marxism meets Mark Bros. take on last days of dictator from Veep's Armando Ianucci.‐ Boston Herald
Read More | Posted Mar 16, 2018
B 92% Love, Simon (2018) An overrated John Hughes version of distinctive art house entries Call Me by Your Name and Moonlight.‐ Boston Herald
Read More | Posted Mar 16, 2018
C minus 49% Tomb Raider (2018) Big, boring slog with a plot familiar to Indiana Jones fans.‐ Boston Herald
Read More | Posted Mar 16, 2018
C 41% Gringo (2018) Full of stereotypes, including a Mexican drug lord nicknamed Black Panther, this would-be crime thriller film is a yet another winter-season reject.‐ Boston Herald
Read More | Posted Mar 9, 2018
A minus 94% Loveless (Nelyubov) (2018) Academy Award nominated film by Andrey Zvyagintsev of The Return and Leviathan has devastating power and haunting mystery‐ Boston Herald
Read More | Posted Mar 9, 2018
B 39% A Wrinkle in Time (2018) Not great, inevitably derivative, but cast is fun to be around.‐ Boston Herald
Read More | Posted Mar 9, 2018
A minus 96% Bombshell: The Hedy Lamarr Story (2017) Film buffs must-see doc about Lamarr's invention of device to steer torpedoes remotely using frequency hopping technology. Genius. Another Hidden Figures.‐ Boston Herald
Read More | Posted Mar 2, 2018
C 47% Red Sparrow (2018) Tinker Tailor Soldier Sparrow? Um, no. Early Razzie contender with Jennifer Lawrence in title role and Charlotte Rampling as cross between Rosa Klebb and Minerva McGonagall.‐ Boston Herald
Read More | Posted Mar 2, 2018
A minus 94% A Fantastic Woman (Una mujer fantástica) (2018) A stunning turn by Daniela Vega in trans-themed, Oscar nominated Chilean film.‐ Boston Herald
Read More | Posted Feb 23, 2018
C plus 87% Annihilation (2018) Heavy on atmosphere, light on content. Derivative sci fi murk and chronological mush.‐ Boston Herald
Read More | Posted Feb 23, 2018
A- 82% Early Man (2018) Another stop-motion gem from Nick Park and Aardman Animations. Goal!!!!‐ Boston Herald
Read More | Posted Feb 16, 2018
B+ 96% Black Panther (2018) Hail Wakanda. Powerful symbolism and visuals, fabulous supporting cast, score produced by Kendrick Lamar. Film is also technical embarrassment of riches.‐ Boston Herald
Read More | Posted Feb 15, 2018
A- 62% Peter Rabbit (2018) Surprisingly charming. Corden kills it. Gleeson and Byrne are amusingly mismatched. Buster Keaton and Hanna and Barbera would have loved it.‐ Boston Herald
Read More | Posted Feb 9, 2018
B+ 25% The 15:17 to Paris (2018) It's no "American Sniper," and enjoyable as it is, the stunt casting is self-defeating. Still, you can't help but be moved by the valor of these young men.‐ Boston Herald
Read More | Posted Feb 9, 2018
A- 98% BPM (Beats Per Minute) (120 battements par minute) (2017) Gripping, multi-level, multi-character chronicle of ACT UP Paris in early '90s. ‐ Boston Herald
Read More | Posted Feb 2, 2018
B+ 55% Bilal: A New Breed of Hero (2018) Stirring, mythic hero's journey with rare Islamic hero and great voice cast. Too violent for little kiddies. But fine for older ones.‐ Boston Herald
Read More | Posted Feb 2, 2018
C 42% Maze Runner: The Death Cure (2018) This unnecessary retread could use a cure for boredom.‐ Boston Herald
Read More | Posted Jan 26, 2018
B plus 54% 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 77% 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 21% 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 41% 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 32% 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 87% The Post (2018) A Spielberg classic. Streep and Hanks superb. This is why newspapers matter.‐ Boston Herald
Read More | Posted Jan 5, 2018
B- 73% 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- 82% 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- 78% 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+ 51% 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 91% 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 85% 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+ 31% 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 86% 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