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Jessica Baxter

Jessica Baxter
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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
100% Mr. Roosevelt (2017) Wells is more than just a great storyteller. She also has a fantastic cinematic eye, choosing to shoot on good old 35 mm. The warmth of celluloid is no less than a beautiful city like Austin deserves. ‐ Hammer to Nail
Read More | Posted Nov 30, 2017
No Score Yet Driftwood (2016) Historically a cinematographer, Taylor's debut feature is a cerebral cinematic experience. Without dialogue, the weight of the story falls entirely on the expressions and body language of the actors.‐ Hammer to Nail
Read More | Posted Nov 30, 2017
100% Sammy Davis, Jr.: I've Gotta Be Me (2017) A good documentary will prompt a deep dive into the work of the film's subject, and Pollard's film definitely qualifies. ‐ Hammer to Nail
Read More | Posted Nov 16, 2017
No Score Yet Cassette: A Documentary Mixtape (2016) Documentary Mix-Tape is an enjoyable trip down memory lane - one that will certainly stir viewers of a certain age and educate young hipsters who are drawn to the world of analog. ‐ Hammer to Nail
Read More | Posted Nov 16, 2017
97% Lost in America (1985) Packed to the gills with Albert Brooks' signature dialog, and played to the hilt by both leads, Lost in America has a long set-up. But it's a testament to Brook's clever characterization.‐ Film International
Read More | Posted Aug 11, 2017
69% Les Misérables (2012) Hands down, the best part of Les Misérables is the singing. Sacre bleu!‐ Film Threat
Read More | Posted Aug 9, 2017
35% The Thing (2011) Watching The Thing, I was absolutely stunned by its complete and utter lack of creativity.‐ Film Threat
Read More | Posted Aug 9, 2017
No Score Yet Finding Kind (2011) Ultimately, however, there's a hopeful freshness to Finding Kind, inherent in the perkiness and idealism of its two determined heroines. ‐ Film Threat
Read More | Posted Aug 9, 2017
84% Lemmy (2011) Even if you're not a fan of Motorhead, or heavy metal for that matter, [Lemmy] will be enjoyable because so much of it has the rhythm and timing of comedy.‐ Film Threat
Read More | Posted Aug 9, 2017
56% Killing Bono (2011) Despite having plenty of guns, drugs and danger,[Killing Bono] isn't really all that dark.‐ Film Threat
Read More | Posted Aug 9, 2017
10% Red Riding Hood (2011) Until women stop making movies about girls who are independent only as far as what man they choose to be with, they're never going to be considered for anything meatier.‐ Film Threat
Read More | Posted Aug 9, 2017
32% Burke and Hare (2011) Burke and Hare fails at every turn. It's a romantic comedy without jokes or romance. It's a horror film without the horror.‐ Film Threat
Read More | Posted Aug 9, 2017
90% The Punk Singer (2013) The Punk Singer is so much more than just a music doc. It is absolutely essential viewing for anyone interested in learning about the feminist pioneers who dared to stand up for themselves.‐ Film Threat
Read More | Posted Aug 9, 2017
65% We Bought a Zoo (2011) Crowe's emotional maturity is Benjamin Button, aging in reverse. Unfortunately, this means that We Bought a Zoo is an excruciating film for anyone not wearing rose-colored glasses.‐ Film Threat
Read More | Posted Aug 9, 2017
27% Fantastic Four (2005) Fantastic Four is anything but, and should serve as an indication that maybe its time to put the brakes on the current avalanche of comic book adaptations.‐ Film Threat
Read More | Posted Aug 9, 2017
No Score Yet Vote Jesus: The Chronicles Of Ken Stevenson (2009) In making what one assumes is an anti-propaganda film, [Stevenson] and director Vic David actually kind of make a propaganda film.‐ Film Threat
Read More | Posted Aug 9, 2017
42% Wonderful World (2010) Many of Ben's complaints are totally valid.‐ Film Threat
Read More | Posted Aug 9, 2017
100% Wonder Women! The Untold Story Of American Superheroines (2012) It's the personal stories that really got to me.‐ Film Threat
Read More | Posted Aug 8, 2017
74% Splice (2010) Though Splice has viscera a-plenty, the horror of it isn't in the gore. It's in the notion that sometimes children end up evil and it might be entirely our fault.‐ Film Threat
Read More | Posted Aug 8, 2017
87% Phantom Boy (2016) Despite all its whimsy, Phantom Boy manages to cater entirely to children without feeling patronizing. What kid doesn't love the idea of a child hero?‐ Film International
Read More | Posted Aug 7, 2017
63% Sleeping with Other People (2015) Regardless of your feelings about When Harry Met Sally, make sure to put Sleeping with Other People on your watch list. ‐ Hammer to Nail
Read More | Posted Aug 7, 2017
71% The Nightmare (2015) The Nightmare is a tremendously successful film on many levels.‐ Hammer to Nail
Read More | Posted Aug 7, 2017
75% Those People (2016) Those People is a benchmark of advancement in cinema themes. It's one of the first times in which a filmmaker is able to tell a story about gay men wherein the focus isn't on their sexuality. ‐ Hammer to Nail
Read More | Posted Aug 7, 2017
No Score Yet La Once (2014) Picturesque close-ups of the assembly of beautiful cookies, sandwiches, cakes, and steeping tea are only half of what makes Maite Alberdi's Tea Time (La Once) so compelling.‐ Hammer to Nail
Read More | Posted Aug 7, 2017
No Score Yet Circle (2015) There are one or two missteps in the performances. But nearly everything about Circle is deliberate and dense.‐ Hammer to Nail
Read More | Posted Aug 7, 2017
100% Manson Family Vacation (2015) Writer/director J. Davis plays his debut film for pathos. And he pulls it off like gangbusters.‐ Hammer to Nail
Read More | Posted Aug 7, 2017
No Score Yet Bread and Butter (2015) Bread and Butter is a terrific debut and I hope it's only the beginning of a prolific career for Manashil.‐ Hammer to Nail
Read More | Posted Aug 7, 2017
No Score Yet Chemical Cut (2016) Conrad shows terrific promise as a director. I expect her films will only get better from here on out. It seems she has finally found her true calling.‐ Hammer to Nail
Read More | Posted Aug 7, 2017
33% How to Plan an Orgy in a Small Town (2016) How to Plan an Orgy in a Small Town is short, sweet and satisfying. Which is exactly how I like it.‐ Hammer to Nail
Read More | Posted Aug 7, 2017
No Score Yet Art of the Prank (2016) The Art of the Prank is a fun way to spend 90 minutes, even if Marini's present-day narrative isn't always easy to follow.‐ Hammer to Nail
Read More | Posted Aug 7, 2017
No Score Yet Before the Sun Explodes (2016) Before the Sun Explodes is difficult to watch, but if you can stomach it, you'll be rewarded with a compelling case study of people who live their lives, teetering on the verge of a complete breakdown.‐ Hammer to Nail
Read More | Posted Aug 7, 2017
No Score Yet Restoration (2016) Zach Ward's Restoration takes the standard "new-tenants-move-into-a-haunted house" idea and adds some clever twists.‐ Hammer to Nail
Read More | Posted Aug 7, 2017
77% Counting (2015) You could pull a still from practically any shot in the film and have something frame-worthy.‐ Hammer to Nail
Read More | Posted Aug 7, 2017
81% The Family Fang (2016) The Family Fang is far from the feel good movie of the year. But it has purpose.‐ Hammer to Nail
Read More | Posted Aug 7, 2017
No Score Yet The Return (2016) Through their film, de la Vega and Galloway expose a system rigged against people of color, and those with mental health and addiction issues.‐ Hammer to Nail
Read More | Posted Aug 7, 2017
91% Microbe and Gasoline (Microbe et Gasoil) (2016) Michel Gondry leaves the creativity and whimsy to his characters, resulting in his best work in ages.‐ Hammer to Nail
Read More | Posted Aug 7, 2017
67% Frank & Lola (2016) Viewed as a fable about the perils of male jealousy and having a sense of entitlement over the women they love, [Frank & Lola] works.‐ Hammer to Nail
Read More | Posted Aug 7, 2017
80% The Lure (2016) Polish horror rock opera, The Lure, is a bit of both, but with some extremely creative motifs and appropriately alluring imagery to make the more misogynistic aspects of being a fish lady more palatable.‐ Hammer to Nail
Read More | Posted Aug 7, 2017
72% Another Evil (2017) While not a perfect film, with Another Evil, Carson Mell delivers something clever and unique enough to stand out from the diluted pool of stories about haunted houses.‐ Hammer to Nail
Read More | Posted Aug 7, 2017
No Score Yet Finding Kim (2017) [Finding Kim] creates an (appropriately) organic and compelling portrait of a man who wants nothing more than to love himself and to be loved for being himself.‐ Hammer to Nail
Read More | Posted Aug 7, 2017
No Score Yet Pistol Shrimps (2016) Giving some long overdue and well-deserved attention to female athletes is just one of the great aspects of Brent Hodge's latest documentary, The Pistol Shrimps.‐ Hammer to Nail
Read More | Posted Aug 7, 2017
90% Burn Burn Burn (2015) The icing on the cake is the breathtaking cinematography of Carlos De Carvalho.‐ Hammer to Nail
Read More | Posted Aug 7, 2017
No Score Yet Middle Man (2017) [Middle Man] is a unique concept and a great opportunity for O'Heir to really flex his acting muscles and show that he's more than just a farting punch line.‐ Hammer to Nail
Read More | Posted Aug 7, 2017
No Score Yet The IF Project (2016) The IF Project is required viewing. Prisoners make up a significant portion of the population, yet reside in a world where they're treated as subhuman.‐ Hammer to Nail
Read More | Posted Aug 7, 2017
91% The Queen of Ireland (2015) Horgan's engaging and concisely comprehensive film tells the story of Panti's origins and how she came to be The Queen of Ireland.‐ Hammer to Nail
Read More | Posted Aug 7, 2017
93% Tickled (2016) Anyone familiar with Internet shenanigans can guess the "twist" in Tickled long before the reveal. But that doesn't make the journey any less compelling.‐ Hammer to Nail
Read More | Posted Aug 7, 2017
92% First Girl I Loved (2016) To anyone who remembers his or her first heartbreak, First Girl I Loved will ring true.‐ Hammer to Nail
Read More | Posted Aug 7, 2017
94% Slash (2016) There is no shortage of coming-of-age films, but none that I've seen are quite as virtuous and laissez-faire as Clay Liford's Slash.‐ Hammer to Nail
Read More | Posted Aug 7, 2017
93% Little Sister (2016) Little Sister is available widely now and is well worth your time.‐ Hammer to Nail
Read More | Posted Aug 7, 2017
47% The Most Hated Woman In America (2017) It doesn't quite succeed in emulating its influences, but it does effectively tell the story of a woman who deserves to be remembered.‐ Hammer to Nail
Read More | Posted Aug 7, 2017