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Jeffrey M. Anderson

Jeffrey M. Anderson
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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
2/4 56% Breathe (2017) It's a great story, but the fictional biopic Breathe is the most typical kind of slick Oscar bait.‐ Combustible Celluloid
Read More | Posted Oct 20, 2017
3/4 62% Goodbye Christopher Robin (2017) Manages to avoid most of the genre trappings by telling a more focused story, a story that's about something, rather than simply someone's "life story."‐ Combustible Celluloid
Read More | Posted Oct 20, 2017
2/5 53% Jungle (2017) Exploitation director Greg McLean chooses a numbingly middling approach to tell this true exploration story; the movie is too blunt to be sympathetic but also too careful to be thrilling. ‐ Common Sense Media
Read More | Posted Oct 20, 2017
2/5 9% The Snowman (2017) This crime thriller has a promising director and a strong cast, but it's a total mess, with baffling flashbacks, excessive padding, and an overall poor execution. ‐ Common Sense Media
Read More | Posted Oct 20, 2017
4/4 69% Wonderstruck (2017) Like "Far from Heaven," it's a great movie about movies, and about other things as well. ‐ Combustible Celluloid
Read More | Posted Oct 20, 2017
4/5 80% The Bachelors (2017) And the characters might have been one-dimensional, defined by their loss and presented as helpless, but they're not. They have realistic strengths and weaknesses.‐ Common Sense Media
Read More | Posted Oct 20, 2017
3/5 68% Happy Death Day (2017) Though it obviously borrows from Groundhog Day, this gleefully silly slasher movie has a playful spirit, likable characters, and even some half-decent life lessons. ‐ Common Sense Media
Read More | Posted Oct 13, 2017
1/5 17% Trafficked (2017) Tackling a serious subject but looking like a bad after-school special, this drama is terribly forced and indelicate; it tries to deliver an important message but feels more like a cheap thriller.‐ Common Sense Media
Read More | Posted Oct 13, 2017
2/5 59% The Foreigner (2017) This thriller casts Chan in a bracing, dynamic role but then wastes that potential as the story sidelines him, focusing instead on other characters in rooms explaining the plot to each other. ‐ Common Sense Media
Read More | Posted Oct 13, 2017
4/4 83% Marshall (2017) Simply, an important film as well as an entertaining one.‐ San Francisco Examiner
Read More | Posted Oct 13, 2017
3/4 46% Bride of Chucky (1998) Hong Kong action director Ronny Yu... brings a slick, kinetic, cartoonish energy to the proceedings. ‐ Combustible Celluloid
Read More | Posted Oct 12, 2017
3/4 82% Curse of Chucky (2013) I know it's hard to believe, but this sixth movie in the Child's Play/Chucky slasher series is actually surprisingly well made.‐ Combustible Celluloid
Read More | Posted Oct 12, 2017
5/5 88% Once Upon a Time in America (1984) Complex gangster epic has strong violence, sex. ‐ Common Sense Media
Read More | Posted Oct 10, 2017
4/5 77% Loving Vincent (2017) Reportedly the first fully painted animated film in history, this seven-years-in-the-making effort is often breathtakingly beautiful.‐ Common Sense Media
Read More | Posted Oct 6, 2017
3.5/4 88% Blade Runner 2049 (2017) So much is absolutely spellbinding, particularly the visuals and sound. Many scenes are hauntingly, eerily still.‐ San Francisco Examiner
Read More | Posted Oct 6, 2017
5/5 98% Once Upon a Time in the West (1968) Leone's violent epic Western is an essential masterpiece. ‐ Common Sense Media
Read More | Posted Oct 3, 2017
2/5 5% Flatliners (2017) This remake of the popular 1990 hit starts with the same intriguing idea and goes down the same superficial, empty-headed path. Although, unlike the original, this take on Flatliners is sadly unaware of its own shallowness. ‐ Common Sense Media
Read More | Posted Sep 29, 2017
1/5 0% Don't Sleep (2017) This cheap-looking, poorly acted horror movie makes absolutely no sense and is far more awkward and annoying than scary; it falls directly into that "what the heck were they thinking?" category. ‐ Common Sense Media
Read More | Posted Sep 29, 2017
2/5 32% Mark Felt: The Man Who Brought Down the White House (2017) Though Neeson is commanding in his role, and though Felt's story is a powerful one, this political drama eventually fails to rise above an overly explanatory, visually static storytelling style. ‐ Common Sense Media
Read More | Posted Sep 29, 2017
3.5/4 100% California Typewriter (2017) I do wish the film had gone a little farther in its structure... but otherwise, I love it.‐ Combustible Celluloid
Read More | Posted Sep 29, 2017
3/4 67% Victoria & Abdul (2017) While the film is definitely amusing and touching, it, for whatever reason, never quite grows into hilarious or moving. ‐ Combustible Celluloid
Read More | Posted Sep 29, 2017
3/5 76% The Tiger Hunter (2017) This lighthearted dramedy treads the stalest, most worn-out story grooves imaginable, but thanks to its cultural sensitivity and sweetly lovable characters, it's very difficult not to like.‐ Common Sense Media
Read More | Posted Sep 22, 2017
2/5 19% Woodshock (2017) Written and directed by fashion industry sisters Kate and Laura Mulleavy, this experimental, drug-hazed movie looks interesting, but whatever it's up to, it doesn't quite seem to achieve it.‐ Common Sense Media
Read More | Posted Sep 22, 2017
3/4 84% Battle of the Sexes (2017) it doesn't take itself too seriously, and it seems to have respect for both the story's hero and its villain. ‐ Combustible Celluloid
Read More | Posted Sep 22, 2017
2/5 17% Friend Request (2017) This horror movie begins with an intriguing idea -- exploring the pitfalls of social media -- but quickly succumbs to routine setups and payoffs typical of most uninspired ghost stories. ‐ Common Sense Media
Read More | Posted Sep 22, 2017
3/5 50% Kingsman: The Golden Circle (2017) This sequel to Kingsman: The Secret Service has just as much slick, inventive, crazy action and is just as much fun. But while it's equally violent, it also shows far more empathy toward human loss.‐ Common Sense Media
Read More | Posted Sep 22, 2017
3/4 83% Slap Shot (1977) Easily the greatest hockey film ever made.‐ Combustible Celluloid
Read More | Posted Sep 21, 2017
3.5/4 69% mother! (2017) An unquestionably brilliant movie, even if its initial effect is less than brilliant. ‐ Combustible Celluloid
Read More | Posted Sep 15, 2017
3/4 31% Rebel in the Rye (2017) A most conventional, but smoothly watchable, biopic.‐ Combustible Celluloid
Read More | Posted Sep 15, 2017
3/5 63% Man in Red Bandana (2017) Though Matthew J. Weiss' documentary looks and sounds pretty low-budget, is simplistic in structure, and struggles to fill out its 76 minutes, it's blessed with an amazingly powerful, moving story. ‐ Common Sense Media
Read More | Posted Sep 15, 2017
2/5 11% 9/11 (2017) Not the out-and-out disaster it looked to be, this well-meaning 9/11 drama is instead overwrought and acerbic and doesn't really make the connection between its fictional situation and the real one. ‐ Common Sense Media
Read More | Posted Sep 15, 2017
2/5 9% Tulip Fever (2017) This tone-deaf costume drama takes a preposterous story and tells it clumsily, with strange choices all around and most of the plot turns either confusing or silly. ‐ Common Sense Media
Read More | Posted Sep 15, 2017
2/4 33% American Assassin (2017) "American Assassin" is definitely tired, and poor, and will play for very few huddled masses.‐ San Francisco Examiner
Read More | Posted Sep 15, 2017
3.5/4 85% It (2017) Sometimes a picture on a wall can give someone the creeps. "It" gets its power to produce actual spine-tingles from these images, not necessarily from the fear of a machete-wielding killer, but things that are coming to get you.‐ San Francisco Examiner
Read More | Posted Sep 8, 2017
4/5 100% Served Like a Girl (2017) It's not polished, but Lysa Heslov's documentary fully celebrates the courage of its featured women -- more off the battlefield than on -- and the result is a strong, teary, heartfelt film. ‐ Common Sense Media
Read More | Posted Sep 1, 2017
2/5 26% Unlocked (2017) Remarkable only because it casts a woman in a traditionally male role, this stagnant thriller is dull and convoluted, alternating between numbing exposition and stale, creaky action scenes.‐ Common Sense Media
Read More | Posted Sep 1, 2017
3/4 76% Crown Heights (2017) With his profound performance, Stanfield brings "Crown Heights" inside an unimaginable human experience.‐ San Francisco Examiner
Read More | Posted Sep 1, 2017
3/4 77% Dave Made a Maze (2017) Feels inspired heavily by [Charlie] Kaufman's bizarre, whimsical world, but has its own funky, slacker rhythms.‐ Combustible Celluloid
Read More | Posted Aug 28, 2017
3/4 83% Patti Cake$ (2017) [Macdonald is] very simply a force of nature.‐ Combustible Celluloid
Read More | Posted Aug 25, 2017
4/5 43% Bushwick (2017) An intensely physical, adrenaline-propelled experience -- with touching, vivid depictions of human connection, pain, and fear -- this thriller about a full-scale invasion is terrifyingly timely. ‐ Common Sense Media
Read More | Posted Aug 25, 2017
3/5 59% Lemon (2017) As deadpan, absurd, and surreal as a movie can get. It's part off-putting and part intriguing. ‐ Common Sense Media
Read More | Posted Aug 25, 2017
4/5 93% Logan Lucky (2017) Steven Soderbergh returns to the big screen after a self-imposed "retirement" with a movie that's very much in the vein of his Ocean's trilogy but pulpier and quirkier -- and tons of fun. ‐ Common Sense Media
Read More | Posted Aug 25, 2017
4/4 88% Prizzi's Honor (1985) I think it's just about a great movie, and certainly one of director John Huston's best.‐ Combustible Celluloid
Read More | Posted Aug 24, 2017
1/4 No Score Yet Frankie and Johnny (1965) Sometimes Elvis Presley's movies are campy fun, but sometimes, as with Frankie and Johnny, they are lazy and dire, barely even able to muster anything ridiculous, let alone anything good. ‐ Combustible Celluloid
Read More | Posted Aug 24, 2017
2/4 No Score Yet Clambake (1967) Clambake is indeed awful, but it's amusing and Presley's star power is hard to refute. ‐ Combustible Celluloid
Read More | Posted Aug 24, 2017
4/4 No Score Yet Beggars of Life (1928) A richly entertaining tale.‐ Combustible Celluloid
Read More | Posted Aug 24, 2017
4/4 91% Barton Fink (1991) Weird, funny, would-be cult film, filled with its strange spaces and surreal dream logic.‐ Combustible Celluloid
Read More | Posted Aug 24, 2017
1/5 25% Open Water 3: Cage Dive (2017) With basically no association with Open Water 1-2 other than the "stranded with sharks" set-up, this sequel is so dreadful that it will have you rooting for the sharks. ‐ Common Sense Media
Read More | Posted Aug 12, 2017
2/5 69% Pilgrimage (2017) Brendan Muldowney directs this historical dirge, which is plagued by snooze-inducing seriousness, a dutiful reliance on genre chestnuts, and an overall lack of excitement. Game of Thrones this most certainly is not. ‐ Common Sense Media
Read More | Posted Aug 12, 2017
2/5 No Score Yet Bedeviled (2017) Directed by brothers Abel and Burlee Vang, this horror movie looks great and busts open a few old genre chestnuts, but it's also predictable, bland, and not all that scary. ‐ Common Sense Media
Read More | Posted Aug 11, 2017