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Jason Best

Jason Best

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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
4/5 91% The Witch (2016) "Eggers keeps us enthralled with his film's mix of folktale eeriness and period authenticity. " ‐ Movie Talk
Posted Apr 9, 2016
3/5 80% Sunset Song (2016) "There are stretches when the film is as dull as porridge, but others when it achieves a lyrical intensity. " ‐ Movie Talk
Posted Apr 9, 2016
4/5 97% Tangerine (2015) "Buzzing with life, energy and salty wit. " ‐ Movie Talk
Posted Apr 9, 2016
2/5 66% The Night Before (2015) "Crass, mawkish and annoyingly smug. " ‐ Movie Talk
Posted Apr 9, 2016
3/5 61% Robot Overlords (2015) "Lively action on a low budget. " ‐ Movie Talk
Posted Apr 9, 2016
2/5 19% The Perfect Guy (2015) "Glossy but blandly directed stalker thriller The Perfect Guy fails to do anything interesting with its stock set-up and there's no erotic frisson between the characters. Sadly, a misted shower door is as steamy as things get here. " ‐ Movie Talk
Posted Mar 27, 2016
2/5 9% Revenge of the Green Dragons (2014) "Revenge boasts Martin Scorsese as an executive producer (and it really does boast - Scorsese's is the first name we see), but the cliché-ridden narrative and patchy acting prevent the film from being Chinatown's answer to Goodfellas. " ‐ Movie Talk
Posted Mar 27, 2016
2/5 52% Risen (2016) "Retelling the story of the Resurrection as if it were CSI: Jerusalem is an ingenious notion, yet this faith-based Biblical epic blows it. " ‐ Movie Talk
Posted Mar 27, 2016
5/5 94% Carol (2015) "The film still makes the viewer swoon, its heady mood of love and longing generated by the briefest of glances and gestures. " ‐ Movie Talk
Posted Mar 25, 2016
4/5 98% Zootopia (2016) "Cute and clever in equal measure. " ‐ Movie Talk
Posted Mar 25, 2016
2/5 28% My Big Fat Greek Wedding 2 (2016) "Nia Vardalos dishes up a second helping of ethnic comedy... yet it's unlikely that the film's reheated jokes will slip down nearly so well with audiences this time around. " ‐ Movie Talk
Posted Mar 25, 2016
4/5 90% 10 Cloverfield Lane (2016) "Trachetenberg beautifully executes the claustrophobic three-handed drama... steadily ratcheting the tension as the mood inside the bunker slides back and forth between black comedy and white-knuckle scares. " ‐ Movie Talk
Posted Mar 23, 2016
4/5 95% Hitchcock/Truffaut (2015) "Aside from a handful of chin-stroking French intellectuals, 50 years ago most people dismissed Alfred Hitchcock as a mere entertainer. This beautifully crafted documentary celebrates the 1966 book that did much to change this perception. " ‐ Movie Talk
Posted Mar 13, 2016
2/5 26% London Has Fallen (2016) "Director Babak Najfi's depiction of [Gerard Butler's] exploits is even more ostentatiously dumb and jingoistic than predecessor Antoine Fuqua's handling of the agent's last round of derring-do. " ‐ Movie Talk
Posted Mar 13, 2016
4/5 86% Hail, Caesar! (2016) "The intrigue is engagingly goofy, but the plot is really just an excuse for the Coens to spoof a series of Hollywood genres with gleeful precision. Their pastiche films are a joy, brazenly silly but pulled off with old-school panache. " ‐ Movie Talk
Posted Mar 13, 2016
4/5 89% Mississippi Grind (2015) "Mendelsohn and Reynolds keep us enthralled, waiting to see what the next turn of the cards will reveal. " ‐ Movie Talk
Posted Mar 13, 2016
4/5 87% Kung Fu Panda 3 (2016) "The animation is gorgeous, too, drawing its inspiration from sources as richly diverse as ancient Chinese scrolls and the fantastical landscapes found on Roger Dean's prog-rock album covers. " ‐ Movie Talk
Posted Mar 12, 2016
2/5 13% The Divergent Series: Allegiant (2016) "The more we learn about Shailene Woodley's messiah-like heroine the less interesting she becomes. " ‐ Movie Talk
Posted Mar 12, 2016
39% Secret in Their Eyes (2015) "The new film fails to recapture the atmosphere of fear and menace that made the first Secret so gripping. " ‐ Movie Talk
Posted Mar 8, 2016
3/5 62% Unfriended (2015) "The conceit proves surprisingly inventive and gripping rather than just a gimmick. " ‐ Movie Talk
Posted Mar 8, 2016
25% Dark Places (2015) "Based on another page-turner by Gone Girl author Gillian Flynn, mystery thriller Dark Places can't match its predecessor for throat-grabbing suspense. " ‐ Movie Talk
Posted Mar 8, 2016
4/5 62% Truth (2015) "Anchored by a blazing performance by Cate Blanchett as the resolute Mapes and a studiedly cooler one from Robert Redford as legendary US newscaster Dan Rather, Truth delivers a gripping account. " ‐ Movie Talk
Posted Mar 8, 2016
100% A New Leaf (1971) "Henry's attempted seduction of Henrietta is a masterpiece of slow-burn hilarity - just wait till you hear the way Matthau rolls his tongue around the horrors of 'Mogen David's extra heavy Malaga wine... with lime juice'. " ‐ Movie Talk
Posted Feb 21, 2016
4/5 71% Crimson Peak (2015) "The movie's real star is the Sharpes' decaying mansion... a chilling living presence in its own right. " ‐ Movie Talk
Posted Feb 21, 2016
3/5 54% Hotel Transylvania 2 (2015) "Adam Sandler's Dracula sinks his teeth into another batch of slapstick fun... so much more enjoyable than any of [his] recent live-action movies. " ‐ Movie Talk
Posted Feb 21, 2016
3/5 54% Triple 9 (2016) "Director John Hillcoat has clearly been studying the Michael Mann playbook and he gives the action scenes plenty of muscle... But Chris Allen's script doesn't give the characters enough substance to give their ordeals real emotional heft. " ‐ Movie Talk
Posted Feb 21, 2016
3/5 29% Momentum (2015) "Stephen Campanelli... keeps Momentum moving with brisk assurance, making up for his film's routine script and modest budget with slick visuals and impressively punchy action. " ‐ Movie Talk
Posted Feb 13, 2016
5/5 80% The Assassin (2015) "As beguilingly elusive as it is exquisite. " ‐ Movie Talk
Posted Feb 13, 2016
2/5 35% Our Brand is Crisis (2015) "The set up induces hopes that a screwball comedy with real buzz will be in store, something along the lines of Preston Sturges' hilarious 1940 movie The Great McGinty... Sadly, these hopes are soon dashed. " ‐ Movie Talk
Posted Feb 13, 2016
4/5 92% 99 Homes (2015) "Shannon's cold-blooded villain is compelling, too, snarling a string of heartless maxims and giving us a chilling glimpse of American capitalism red in tooth and claw. " ‐ Movie Talk
Posted Feb 13, 2016
3/5 44% The 33 (2015) "The men's ordeal remains powerfully affecting, although there are long stretches when it is touch and go whether their story will end up buried beneath a mountain of Hollywood cheese and cliché. " ‐ Movie Talk
Posted Feb 13, 2016
4/5 94% Sicario (2015) "It's the film's pervading sense of dread and unease - enhanced by Roger Deakins' sublime cinematography and Jóhan Jóhansson's skin-prickling score - that keeps us on edge. " ‐ Movie Talk
Posted Feb 13, 2016
5/5 80% Macbeth (2015) "Bold, insightful and bracingly cinematic. " ‐ Movie Talk
Posted Feb 13, 2016
3/5 76% Goosebumps (2015) "A goofily entertaining horror romp full of tween-friendly chuckles and scares. " ‐ Movie Talk
Posted Feb 13, 2016
2/5 9% Point Break (2015) "Bracey's emotionally scarred Johnny Utah is so wooden he makes Keanu look like Kenneth Branagh. " ‐ Movie Talk
Posted Feb 13, 2016
3/5 52% Gemma Bovery (2015) "Fontaine's film isn't as slyly satirical as Simmonds' original, but her rural locations and leading lady are equally ravishing, and the frisky rapport between Arterton and Lucchini is a joy. " ‐ Movie Talk
Posted Feb 13, 2016
3/5 27% Pan (2015) "The story is clunky and too many of its details jar with Barrie's original. Didn't Captain Hook go to Eton? How come he's suddenly become an American cowboy? And given that he still has both hands, why on earth is he already called Hook? " ‐ Movie Talk
Posted Feb 13, 2016
4/5 89% A Bigger Splash (2016) "Guadagnino's movie shares with [Deray's film and Hockney's painting] a mood of eerie languor and sun-baked hedonism. Which makes the disruptive energy provided by Fiennes' exuberant and garrulous interloper all the more startling. " ‐ Movie Talk
Posted Feb 13, 2016
3/5 84% Deadpool (2016) "Bursting at the seams with dick jokes, boob shots and larky splatter, Deadpool is simultaneously the most 'adult' Marvel movie to date and the most supremely juvenile. " ‐ Movie Talk
Posted Feb 13, 2016
2/5 23% Zoolander 2 (2016) "Rarely has the fashion dictum 'more is less' seemed so apt. " ‐ Movie Talk
Posted Feb 12, 2016
3/5 31% Dad's Army (2016) "The plot creaks as much as Jones's delivery van but it gets everyone from A to B intact. A modest accomplishment, to be true, but somehow a fitting salute to a show celebrating the British art of muddling through. " ‐ Movie Talk
Posted Feb 10, 2016
3/5 50% 13 Hours: The Secret Soldiers Of Benghazi (2016) "Bay['s] view of the military is blatantly sentimental... Yet when it comes to the combat scenes, and to the nerve-shredding suspense sequences leading up to them, he is stunningly effective. " ‐ Movie Talk
Posted Jan 29, 2016
2/5 8% Hitman: Agent 47 (2015) "Rupert Friend plays an assassin even deadlier than Homeland's Peter Quinn... But his very indestructibility means the story's formulaic action never gets particularly gripping. " ‐ Movie Talk
Posted Jan 16, 2016
4/5 85% The Wolfpack (2015) "It's the brothers' singular sibling bond that comes across most vividly as they channel their joyful creativity and exuberance into their home movies. " ‐ Movie Talk
Posted Jan 16, 2016
4/5 53% I Origins (2014) "Sceptical scientist Michael Pitt falls in love with spacey new age model Astrid Bergès-Frisbey, attracted by her dazzling dichromatic eyes [and] the tussle between rationalism and mysticism takes turns that are both unexpected and thought provoking. " ‐ Movie Talk
Posted Jan 16, 2016
4/5 60% Joy (2015) "Jennifer Lawrence teams up again with David O Russell for [this] off-kilter comic biopic... and if the results don't quite have the same giddy dazzle as their previous efforts... the film does show off its star's effervescent charisma to great effect. " ‐ Movie Talk
Posted Jan 16, 2016
4/5 93% The Diary Of A Teenage Girl (2015) "Writer-director Marielle Heller never passes judgement on her characters, giving us an honestly messy account of her heroine's sexual and artistic awakening. " ‐ Movie Talk
Posted Jan 16, 2016
4/5 14% The Loft (2015) "The plotting gets too clever by half towards the end, but... this remains a slick and stylish whodunit. " ‐ Movie Talk
Posted Jan 16, 2016
5/5 82% The Revenant (2015) "Opening and closing with striking images of blood-soaked ground - first animal blood, then human - The Revenant suggests a circle of death rather than a circle of life. " ‐ Movie Talk
Posted Jan 15, 2016
4/5 94% Creed (2015) "[Coogler] directs with muscular assurance, confident enough to deploy the old one-two combo of violence in the ring and sentiment outside the ropes. " ‐ Movie Talk
Posted Jan 15, 2016
2/5 9% The Cobbler (2015) "The quirky magic-realist conceit has great potential but co-writer/director Tom McCarthy fails to bring it to a shine. " ‐ Movie Talk
Posted Jan 3, 2016
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