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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 minus 90% 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 48% 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 67% 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 89% 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 79% Colossal (2017) I love Timecrimes but Colossal is Pacific Rim directed by Charlie Kaufman‐ Boston Herald
Read More | Posted Apr 14, 2017
A minus 86% 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 92% 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 64% Gifted (2017) A great cast - Evans, Grace, Spencer, Slate and Duncan - elevates middling material.‐ Boston Herald
Read More | Posted Apr 7, 2017
B plus 30% 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 44% 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 88% 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
B 53% The Boss Baby (2017) Not terrible. Boss Baby sounds like Donald Trump. Why is that?‐ Boston Herald
Read More | Posted Mar 31, 2017
C minus 45% Ghost in the Shell (2017) Ugly 3D, cheese whiz CG, derivative visuals and plot and white-washed. What's to like?‐ Boston Herald
Read More | Posted Mar 31, 2017
C plus 45% Song to Song (2017) Another empty, heavily voice-overed perfume commercial.‐ Boston Herald
Read More | Posted Mar 24, 2017
C plus 68% Life (2017) Terribly titled, unoriginal and brutal "Alien" knockoff. Cast hamstrung by screenplay.‐ Boston Herald
Read More | Posted Mar 24, 2017
C 91% Raw (2017) Marillier is a great find. But French-Belgian body horror or more correctly food disorder horror film leaves a bad taste.‐ Boston Herald
Read More | Posted Mar 17, 2017
A minus 80% Personal Shopper (2017) Stewart provides heart and soul of mysterious Paris-set existential ghost tale.‐ Boston Herald
Read More | Posted Mar 17, 2017
B 71% Beauty and the Beast (2017) Watson is adorable. Mostly beat by beat remake; new additions add only length. 3D murk is annoying for more than two hours. ‐ Boston Herald
Read More | Posted Mar 17, 2017
B 33% The Last Word (2017) MacLaine and Seyfried a fun match in female mismatched buddy comedy.‐ Boston Herald
Read More | Posted Mar 10, 2017
B minus 77% Kong: Skull Island (2017) Mostly dumb, but also fun. Apocalypse KONG.‐ Boston Herald
Read More | Posted Mar 10, 2017
A minus 100% My Life as a Zucchini (Ma vie de courgette) (2017) Captivating and wonderfully dark Oscar-nominated take on childhood fears and romance. In French from Switzerland.‐ Boston Herald
Read More | Posted Mar 3, 2017
A minus 92% Logan (2017) Dark, darkly funny farewell to the Wolverine. Stewart steals scenes left and right. Caliban and the kid are terrific. Come back, Wolvie.‐ Boston Herald
Read More | Posted Mar 3, 2017
A minus 97% Kedi (2017) A visual feast. Cat and cinematography lovers will purr in delight. A celebration of Catstantinople.‐ Boston Herald
Read More | Posted Feb 24, 2017
B plus 99% Get Out (2017) A horror film for the Age of Trump. Trenchant and subversively funny if not very original.‐ Boston Herald
Read More | Posted Feb 24, 2017
B plus 83% 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 41% 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 35% 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 91% 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 99% 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 32% 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 42% 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 95% 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 83% Julieta (2016) Another mysterious reverie on motherhood from auteur of All About My Mother.‐ Boston Herald
Read More | Posted Jan 13, 2017
B 34% 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 85% 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 93% 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 17% 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