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Jay Stone

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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
2.5/5 73% Ghostbusters (2016) "This is not Ghostbustiers, although the temptation to make that joke must have been overwhelming. " ‐ Ex-Press.com
Posted Jul 18, 2016
3/5 77% Captain Fantastic (2016) "Captain Fantastic, alas, turns out to be Captain Conventional. " ‐ Ex-Press.com
Posted Jul 16, 2016
3/5 70% Our Kind of Traitor (2016) "Come back, George Smiley, wherever you are. " ‐ Ex-Press.com
Posted Jun 30, 2016
3/5 86% Maggie's Plan (2016) "A sort of hipster romantic comedy that looks like something Woody Allen might have cobbled together in one of his slower years. " ‐ Ex-Press.com
Posted Jun 12, 2016
79% Sunset Song (2016) "Tthe shades that creep across the rooms and faces in Sunset Song are likely to break your heart with their beauty and sense of lost possibility. " ‐ Ex-Press.com
Posted May 29, 2016
3/5 91% The Nice Guys (2016) "Something of a hip, sexy, violent homage to the comedy stylings of Abbott and Costello, with the roles reversed. " ‐ Ex-Press.com
Posted May 20, 2016
3/5 77% Disorder (Maryland) (2016) "It's about an imperiled family and the damaged man who's protecting them from something (the darkness of the modern world, perhaps), but that's just on the surface. Really, it's about whatever you think it's about. " ‐ Ex-Press.com
Posted May 9, 2016
3.5/5 90% Sleeping Giant (2015) "You suspect something is going to go wrong, and of course it will; after all, the best that can happen is that they will grow up to become us. " ‐ Ex-Press.com
Posted Apr 27, 2016
3.5/5 73% Miles Ahead (2016) "If Davis can embellish Rodgers and Hart's It Never Entered My Mind, for instance, then who can complain about a gunfight that didn't take place, but could have? " ‐ Ex-Press.com
Posted Apr 24, 2016
2.5/5 71% Too Late (2016) "This is an indulgent exercise from a young filmmaker who shows loads of promise, way too much style, and not enough script. " ‐ Ex-Press.com
Posted Apr 21, 2016
3.5/5 92% The Measure of a Man (La loi du marché) (2016) "A low-key study - quotidian in every respect - about the small agonies, humiliations, and failures of a person who is being left behind by a heartless economy. " ‐ Ex-Press.com
Posted Apr 19, 2016
2.5/5 90% The Lobster (2016) "The Lobster, like the crustacean itself, is delivered in segments. " ‐ Ex-Press.com
Posted Apr 6, 2016
4/5 92% Zero Dark Thirty (2013) "Bigelow pulls us into the twilight world of terrorism, betrayal and the sudden shock of violence and it's a tribute to her art that we're on the edge of our seats even though we know how it all turns out. " ‐ Canada.com
Posted Apr 6, 2016
3.5/5 86% Born To Be Blue (2016) "A cool and dreamy jazz movie that has the stuttering smoothness of its subject. " ‐ Ex-Press.com
Posted Mar 26, 2016
2.5/5 29% My Big Fat Greek Wedding 2 (2016) "The same cast, the same setting, and the same feeling of being force-fed baklava by an insistently manipulative aunt. " ‐ Ex-Press.com
Posted Mar 24, 2016
3.5/5 90% 10 Cloverfield Lane (2016) "The movie . . . plays gleeful tricks with our expectations, pulling us back and forth among belief, suspicion and tension. " ‐ Ex-Press.com
Posted Mar 17, 2016
3.5/5 91% The Witch (2016) "The Witch is a film that asks audiences to slide into the past and imagine the everyday haunting of missing children, failed crops and dark evils. " ‐ Ex-Press.com
Posted Feb 25, 2016
2/5 23% Zoolander 2 (2016) "What it has in place of a plot is a host of star cameos. " ‐ Ex-Press.com
Posted Feb 16, 2016
3.5/5 85% Hail, Caesar! (2016) " Hail to the Coens, just for thinking of it. " ‐ Ex-Press.com
Posted Feb 5, 2016
2.5/5 80% Eddie The Eagle (2016) "You're not sure whether to stand and cheer or to throw yourself off a 90-metre ski jump just to get it over with. " ‐ Ex-Press.com
Posted Feb 4, 2016
4/5 97% 45 Years (2015) "The story is brought into relief by (Charlotte) Rampling, whose Oscar-nominated performance is at the heart of the movie. " ‐ Ex-Press.com
Posted Jan 31, 2016
4/5 82% The Revenant (2015) "A 2 1/2-hour trek through a chilling wilderness of violence, fear, hatred, eviscerations, elemental beauty, and the most brutal bear attack since the 1940 NFL championship (Chicago 73, Washington 0). " ‐ Ex-Press.com
Posted Jan 13, 2016
3/5 61% Joy (2015) "It's a kind of a mess. But it's a great mess, a staggering attempt to update something that Frank Capra might have made and place it in the bi-polar present. " ‐ Ex-Press.com
Posted Jan 8, 2016
3.5/5 92% Star Wars: Episode VII - The Force Awakens (2015) "There's no end in sight. The force has awakened. " ‐ Ex-Press.com
Posted Dec 25, 2015
2/5 60% Sisters (2015) "Fey and Poehler . . . seem simultaneously giddy with the chance to be so naughty and far too smart for such stupidity. " ‐ Ex-Press.com
Posted Dec 18, 2015
4/5 97% Theeb (2015) "A tightly wound little film that resonates deeply: as a coming-of-age story, as a historical drama, and as a myth about the beginnings of the modern world. " ‐ Ex-Press.com
Posted Dec 14, 2015
3/5 43% In the Heart of the Sea (2015) "Jaws meets Lifeboat, with an assist from Herman Melville. " ‐ Ex-Press.com
Posted Dec 10, 2015
4/5 95% Hitchcock/Truffaut (2015) "Both entertaining and educational, a kind of illustrated Film 101 class filled with Hitchcock's mordant humour . . . and deliciously pungent details of his moviemaking. " ‐ Ex-Press.com
Posted Dec 2, 2015
3/5 61% Legend (2015) "It's a study in performance, helped along by today's computer technology. " ‐ Ex-Press.com
Posted Nov 26, 2015
4/5 97% Brooklyn (2015) "Brooklyn is an unabashed immersion in the warmth of an earlier view of the big city. " ‐ Ex-Press.com
Posted Nov 19, 2015
4/5 71% Remember (2016) "A twisted tale of human perfidy, but told with a calm and mature eye of a filmmaker who has come around to the value of storytelling over style. " ‐ Ex-Press.com
Posted Nov 18, 2015
2/5 17% The Gunman (2015) "Penn stalks through The Gunman with pinched dyspepsia, looking as if he can't wait to punch someone in the nose " ‐ Ex-Press.com
Posted Nov 12, 2015
3/5 96% What We Do In The Shadows (2015) "Floats through the air, bat-like, on a combination of swift gags and likeably eccentric characters. " ‐ Ex-Press.com
Posted Nov 12, 2015
3/5 79% Furious 7 (2015) "The crowd cheers. Vin Diesel glowers. At almost 2 1/2 hours it isn't exactly fast, but it's as furious as hell. " ‐ Ex-Press.com
Posted Nov 12, 2015
3/5 78% Danny Collins (2015) "A tearjerker with its own jerk. " ‐ Ex-Press.com
Posted Nov 12, 2015
3.5/5 97% Mad Max: Fury Road (2015) "We'll have to wait for the inevitable sequel to find out where it's going. In the meantime, get yourself some earplugs. " ‐ Ex-Press.com
Posted Nov 12, 2015
4/5 100% Seymour: An Introduction (2015) "A lovely, purposefully small movie that just dusts the edges of many deep concerns that Bernstein, now in his mid-80s, is still wrestling with. " ‐ Ex-Press.com
Posted Nov 12, 2015
2.5/5 67% The Man From U.N.C.L.E. (2015) "It's partly second-rate Bond and partly second-rate Mission Impossible: something to fill the time during the long months before the fall movie season. " ‐ Ex-Press.com
Posted Nov 12, 2015
2.5/5 42% American Ultra (2015) "Jason Bourne on tetrahydrocannabinol. " ‐ Ex-Press.com
Posted Nov 12, 2015
2/5 44% Irrational Man (2015) "Allen is a first rate comedian but a second-hand philosopher and the insights of Irrational Man are hardly worth the trouble. " ‐ Ex-Press.com
Posted Nov 12, 2015
3.5/5 88% Mr. Holmes (2015) "McKellen has created something new, a Holmes whose sharp edges are softening into a late-life understanding of the limits of logic and the worth of feeling. " ‐ Ex-Press.com
Posted Nov 12, 2015
3/5 93% Mission: Impossible Rogue Nation (2015) "It's sort of a combination of the Bourne films, James Bond, and a Road Runner short. " ‐ Ex-Press.com
Posted Nov 12, 2015
3/5 65% Ricki And The Flash (2015) "Dysfunction, grievance, a bit of redemption and plenty of old 1970s rock tunes, played by an accomplished bar band with an aging lead singer. " ‐ Ex-Press.com
Posted Nov 12, 2015
1/5 9% Fantastic Four (2015) "There are so many things wrong with Fantastic Four . . . that you could never squeeze them all into a conventional film review. " ‐ Ex-Press.com
Posted Nov 12, 2015
2.5/5 25% Terminator Genisys (2015) "An over-muscled movie franchise that started as an ingenious action noir about time travel and has now become a vehicle for explosions and old body-builders. " ‐ Ex-Press.com
Posted Nov 12, 2015
3/5 43% Madame Bovary (2015) "You suspect that had the Internet been invented in 19th Century France, this Emma would have been content with video games and Amazon. " ‐ Ex-Press.com
Posted Nov 12, 2015
4/5 85% The Wolfpack (2015) "The Wolfpack is the record of a bizarre and abusive social experiment . . . of what happens when six normal young men are raised in isolation. " ‐ Ex-Press.com
Posted Nov 12, 2015
3/5 56% Minions (2015) "Like many supporting characters, the minions were better in that role: idiotic foils for Despicable Me's brooding, tormented Gru. " ‐ Ex-Press.com
Posted Nov 12, 2015
3/5 39% Strangerland (2015) "The pieces of this troubling puzzle never come together; indeed, it appears that they're not meant to. " ‐ Ex-Press.com
Posted Nov 12, 2015
3/5 61% Southpaw (2015) "Southpaw strains to capture the gritty feel of boxing - bloody towels, dumpy gyms, sleazy promoters - but what it actually gets are the clichés of the genre. " ‐ Ex-Press.com
Posted Nov 12, 2015
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