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Jeffrey M. Anderson

Jeffrey M. Anderson
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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
3/5 81% 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 14% 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 86% 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 19% 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 67% 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 30% Rebel in the Rye (2017) A most conventional, but smoothly watchable, biopic.‐ Combustible Celluloid
Read More | Posted Sep 15, 2017
3/5 57% 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 7% 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 84% 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 24% 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 75% 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 84% 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 61% 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 14% 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
3/5 57% Strange Weather (2017) This slight drama doesn't have very much to it, but any movie about a middle-aged woman is a welcome rarity, and in it, Hunter proves she can still bring life and spirit to any kind of material. ‐ Common Sense Media
Read More | Posted Aug 11, 2017
4/5 89% Good Time (2017) Directing brothers Ben Safdie and Joshua Safdie have created an ode to intense 1970s New York crime cinema, but with their own vivid, confined close-up take, bathed in artificial, carnival colors. ‐ Common Sense Media
Read More | Posted Aug 11, 2017
3/5 78% Brigsby Bear (2017) This dramedy from several SNL veterans has a pretty strong case of the cutes, and it doesn't always connect, but at the same time it's genuinely imaginative and sweetly likable.‐ Common Sense Media
Read More | Posted Aug 11, 2017
3/5 48% The Glass Castle (2017) Based on Walls' best-selling memoir, this drama could have been edgier, but it follows a certain genre type, comfortably presenting itself as a four-hankie weepie graced with fine performances. ‐ Common Sense Media
Read More | Posted Aug 11, 2017
3/5 68% Annabelle: Creation (2017) Director David F. Sandberg takes on this fourth film in the Conjuring franchise, and although it offers little that's new, it's so skillful and spirited that it works. ‐ Common Sense Media
Read More | Posted Aug 11, 2017
4/5 86% Wind River (2017) Actor-turned-screenwriter Taylor Sheridan makes his directorial debut with this smart, solid crime movie that, while not without its flaws, makes excellent use of open spaces and haunting quiet.‐ Common Sense Media
Read More | Posted Aug 9, 2017
5/5 82% Detroit (2017) Essential drama about violent chapter in U.S. history. ‐ Common Sense Media
Read More | Posted Aug 4, 2017
1/5 16% The Dark Tower (2017) Based on Stephen King's novels, this sludgy science fiction/fantasy dud reduces King's epic vision to a series of mindless cliches, surrounded by lazy dialogue and half-baked visual effects. ‐ Common Sense Media
Read More | Posted Aug 4, 2017
3/5 35% Kidnap (2017) Despite having spent some time on the shelf, this thriller is far from a dud; it's surprisingly taut and gripping, relentlessly suspenseful, and takes only a few not-too-bright shortcuts. ‐ Common Sense Media
Read More | Posted Aug 4, 2017
3.5/4 78% An Inconvenient Sequel: Truth To Power (2017) "An Inconvenient Sequel" is a more personal film, finding Gore in moments of self-reflection.‐ San Francisco Examiner
Read More | Posted Aug 4, 2017
3.5/4 87% Turn It Around: The Story of East Bay Punk (2017) It will have you digging out your old copies of 'Energy' and 'Kerplunk!' for a fresh listen.‐ Combustible Celluloid
Read More | Posted Jul 28, 2017
1/5 5% The Last Face (2017) This romantic war drama -- Sean Penn's fifth feature film as director -- is an all-around dud. It's poorly shot and edited, crushingly heavy-handed, woefully misguided, and, to top it off, miserably long. ‐ Common Sense Media
Read More | Posted Jul 28, 2017
3/5 75% Atomic Blonde (2017) Theron fights, punches, kicks, and shoots her way through this beautifully choreographed, narratively complex, but slightly sluggish action movie...‐ Common Sense Media
Read More | Posted Jul 28, 2017
4/4 82% Detroit (2017) "Detroit" is yet another masterpiece from that most singular of American directors, Kathryn Bigelow.‐ San Francisco Examiner
Read More | Posted Jul 28, 2017
3/4 74% Landline (2017) It still can't quite transcend its sitcom structure - but it's at least honest and funny.‐ Combustible Celluloid
Read More | Posted Jul 24, 2017
3.5/4 100% Harold And Lillian: A Hollywood Love Story (2017) This is a sheerly enjoyable film that shed a little more light on how the movie biz works, as well as how the human heart works.‐ Combustible Celluloid
Read More | Posted Jul 24, 2017
3.5/4 92% Spider-Man: Homecoming (2017) Watts does his bit with a remarkable job of pacing, clarity, action, humor, etc. His action scenes are genuinely exciting and tense, and his character interactions are funny and warm. ‐ Combustible Celluloid
Read More | Posted Jul 21, 2017
1/5 9% First Kill (2017) Low-budget action movies don't have to be dull or uninspired, but this one sure is. The actors phone in their performances, playing characters who are blandly unaffected in any way by the silly plot. ‐ Common Sense Media
Read More | Posted Jul 21, 2017
3.5/4 94% Endless Poetry (Poesía Sin Fin) (2017) 'Endless Poetry' raises the possibility that artists young or old can still challenge barriers and ask questions about life.‐ Combustible Celluloid
Read More | Posted Jul 21, 2017
4/4 96% The B-Side: Elsa Dorfman's Portrait Photography (2017) It manages to feel quietly moving and quietly profound in unexpected ways, and I think it is Morris's best film in a long time.‐ Combustible Celluloid
Read More | Posted Jul 21, 2017
3/5 93% Dunkirk (2017) Christopher Nolan's first non-fantasy movie is bold, visceral, and powerful, with many moving sequences -- though some of his filmmaking choices can be challenging. ‐ Common Sense Media
Read More | Posted Jul 20, 2017