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Jim Slotek

Jim Slotek

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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
3.5/5 57% Jason Bourne (2016) "It reunites director Greengrass and once-and-future (and still buff) Matt Damon for a Jason Bourne movie so familiar-in-a-good-way that they dispensed with a Ludlum-esque title descriptor and simply called it Jason Bourne. " ‐ Toronto Sun
Posted Jul 28, 2016
4/5 76% Lights Out (2016) "A terrifically effective little scarefest. " ‐ Toronto Sun
Posted Jul 21, 2016
3/5 62% Absolutely Fabulous: The Movie (2016) "This is a movie for fans of the show -- who should get everything they could want from it. Newbies are advised to get a hold of Season 1 and binge. " ‐ Toronto Sun
Posted Jul 21, 2016
4/5 83% Star Trek Beyond (2016) "Though the action-packed trailers might suggest he simply launched that manic vibe into space, Lin and scriptwriters Simon Pegg and Doug Jung made a clever plot move that gives Beyond the most breathing room for its characters in years. " ‐ Toronto Sun
Posted Jul 19, 2016
3.5/4 65% Swiss Army Man (2016) "Swiss Army Man is rude, crude, bizarre and oddly touching. " ‐ Toronto Sun
Posted Jun 30, 2016
2.5/5 39% Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Out of the Shadows (2016) "Being a human in this movie is a fairly thankless task. " ‐ Toronto Sun
Posted Jun 3, 2016
3.5/4 62% Neighbors 2: Sorority Rising (2016) "Neighbors 2: Sorority Rising is an unexpectedly funny addition to a gross-out college comedy genre you'd think would be played out by now. It is smartly-written dumb stuff. " ‐ Toronto Sun
Posted May 19, 2016
4/5 91% Green Room (2016) "Jeremy Saulnier's little genre gem is simply told and smartly executed, with a little bit of everything, from snarling dogs to bloody murder to the innate fear evoked by the backwoods. " ‐ Toronto Sun
Posted Apr 28, 2016
1.5/5 7% Mother's Day (2016) "Mother's Day seems more like a contractual commitment than a creative exercise. " ‐ Toronto Sun
Posted Apr 28, 2016
4/5 70% A Hologram for the King (2016) "A "Death of a Salesman" for the out-sourcing era, A Hologram for the King makes full use of Tom Hanks' default note, an everyman struggling painfully against the tide. " ‐ Toronto Sun
Posted Apr 21, 2016
2.5/5 22% The Boss (2016) "Well, they can't all be Bridesmaids. " ‐ Toronto Sun
Posted Apr 7, 2016
1/5 21% I Saw the Light (2016) " Saw the Light is not a movie that ever catches fire. One hopes the story will be told again, with more emphasis on what went on inside Hank Williams than on what went on around him. " ‐ Toronto Sun
Posted Apr 7, 2016
4/5 87% Everybody Wants Some!! (2016) "The film - which is being marketed as "a spiritual sequel" to Linklater's Dazed And Confused (and a "more chill" Animal House by the director himself) - meanders from minor adventure to minor adventure, with exchanges of amiable dude existentialism. " ‐ Toronto Sun
Posted Mar 31, 2016
2/5 13% The Divergent Series: Allegiant (2016) "As always, the narrative mostly goes: fight, save Tris, Four and Tris kiss. Repeat. " ‐ Toronto Sun
Posted Mar 17, 2016
3/5 44% Miracles from Heaven (2016) "Miracles from Heaven wrings this story for everything it's worth, and is ultimately saved from mawkishness by the utter believability of Garner's performance as a mother who would do anything to save her daughter. " ‐ Toronto Sun
Posted Mar 16, 2016
3.5/5 79% Where to Invade Next (2016) "For anyone who's never seen a Michael Moore film and wants the entire experience at once -- it's all here. " ‐ Toronto Sun
Posted Feb 25, 2016
4/5 51% Risen (2016) "It's nice to finally see the Messiah portrayed by somebody who'd probably get extra attention at a U.S. airport by Homeland Security. " ‐ Toronto Sun
Posted Feb 23, 2016
3.5/5 61% Race (2016) "A glossy, superficial biopic set in a historical context that begs for more, Race can at least claim to be one of the two best movies ever made about Olympic hero/Hitler-embarrasser Jesse Owens. " ‐ Toronto Sun
Posted Feb 23, 2016
1/5 30% Mojave (2016) "A smudge on the writing record of William Monahan (The Departed), Mojave throws a Hollywood 'player' into the desert to meet the Devil with meandering and pointless results. " ‐ Toronto Sun
Posted Feb 4, 2016
2/5 12% The Choice (2016) "The result is something with all the worst traits of a standard Hollywood romance, predictability, zero drama and, in this case, a misleading title. " ‐ Toronto Sun
Posted Feb 4, 2016
3.5/5 42% Pride and Prejudice and Zombies (2016) "Like its original source material, Pride and Prejudice and Zombies works best as a comedy of manners. " ‐ Toronto Sun
Posted Feb 4, 2016
3/5 63% The Finest Hours (2016) "The life-and-death moments keep it afloat. " ‐ Toronto Sun
Posted Jan 28, 2016
4.5/5 92% Anomalisa (2015) "Anomalisa is a far more human story than most films I've seen with actual humans in them. " ‐ Toronto Sun
Posted Jan 7, 2016
4/5 88% The Big Short (2015) "Ultimately, The Big Short should outrage us, once we understand the sheer larceny that went on with other people's money, and which crippled the world economy. En route to that, it entertains us. " ‐ Toronto Sun
Posted Dec 23, 2015
3.5/5 61% Concussion (2015) "The story itself is powerful enough to give Concussion its punch. It's not a feel-good movie, but it is a redemptive and hopeful one. " ‐ Toronto Sun
Posted Dec 21, 2015
2.5/5 87% The Peanuts Movie (2015) "I suspect kids may find these Peanuts kind of bland. " ‐ Toronto Sun
Posted Nov 5, 2015
3.5/5 29% Burnt (2015) "If the last-act redemption is a little predictable, getting there makes for engrossing viewing -- food fights, violence and all. " ‐ Toronto Sun
Posted Oct 29, 2015
2/5 8% Rock the Kasbah (2015) "It's a movie that's half-over before it tells us what it's really about. " ‐ Toronto Sun
Posted Oct 22, 2015
2/5 18% Jem and the Holograms (2015) "After a few crackling, resonant digital-age scenes in the opening act, the filmmakers settle in and make Jem into a mediocre Disney Channel movie -- with, for no good reason, a pet robot. " ‐ Toronto Sun
Posted Oct 22, 2015
4/5 72% He Named Me Malala (2015) "What we absorb from He Named Me Malala is the idea of the hero as a product of action rather than being. " ‐ Toronto Sun
Posted Oct 8, 2015
3.5/5 55% Hyena Road (2016) "The conflict between acting strategically from the comfort of a military base, and acting morally on the ground, plays well in Hyena Road. " ‐ Toronto Sun
Posted Oct 7, 2015
87% Drunk Stoned Brilliant Dead: The Story of the National Lampoon (2015) "An ambitious attempt to follow how the various alumni and side projects of one scurrilous publication variously gave us Animal House, The Simpsons, Saturday Night Live and The Breakfast Club. " ‐ Toronto Sun
Posted Oct 1, 2015
4/5 85% The Walk (2015) "The Walk becomes a first-rate caper movie, with a thrilling finish that can't help but move you (if you haven't covered your eyes). " ‐ Toronto Sun
Posted Sep 29, 2015
3/5 24% Hellions (2015) "In its best moments, Hellions is interesting and perplexing and worth soaking in, in the sense that one would admire a Hieronymus Bosch-inspired painting. But without at least one foot on the ground, it doesn't inspire fear. " ‐ Toronto Sun
Posted Sep 24, 2015
3/5 48% Maze Runner: The Scorch Trials (2015) "If it sounds like there isn't an original thought in The Scorch Trials' scripted head, you're right. But at least you won't be smacking yourself in the head trying to figure out what's going on. " ‐ Toronto Sun
Posted Sep 24, 2015
3.5/5 89% Mississippi Grind (2015) "A remarkably fully-realized portrait of a couple of losers, whose brand new friendship is forged over a poker table and plays out on a fool's-errand road trip through some of the most seedily-picturesque pit stops in the U.S. " ‐ Toronto Sun
Posted Sep 24, 2015
3.5/5 73% Everest (2015) "With a harrowing story to tell, and this many characters, it's a given that character development will be sketchy. The good news is that this cast is capable of turning a little into a lot. " ‐ Toronto Sun
Posted Sep 17, 2015
2.5/5 45% A Walk In The Woods (2015) "Robert Redford remains an enigma as the lead character, and the movie would be slower than a Swedish art film without Nolte's inchoate boisterousness. " ‐ Toronto Sun
Posted Sep 2, 2015
85% A Sinner in Mecca (2015) "The result is a fascinating look at a city off-limits to non-Muslims. " ‐ Toronto Sun
Posted Aug 28, 2015
3.5/5 89% Turbo Kid (2015) "It may be that, while watching the nine-figure reboot of Mad Max, there was a part of you that yearned for the $1.98 version. If so, Turbo Kid is for you. " ‐ Toronto Sun
Posted Aug 27, 2015
3.5/5 72% I Am Chris Farley (2015) "It serves merely to remind us of lightning that struck briefly and memorably in the comedy world, and then was gone. " ‐ Toronto Sun
Posted Aug 13, 2015
3.5/5 100% Diamond Tongues "Goldstein has something to fall back on if this music thing doesn't work out. In an impressive feature debut, she carries literally an entire movie. " ‐ Toronto Sun
Posted Aug 6, 2015
3/5 26% Vacation (2015) "I must adhere to my rule that, no matter how else I feel about a comedy, it gets a passing grade if it makes me laugh -- which I did, several times. " ‐ Toronto Sun
Posted Jul 28, 2015
2/5 14% American Heist (2015) "American Heist has straight-to-video written all over it. Once there, I recommend you skip directly to the last act if you decide to watch it at all. " ‐ Toronto Sun
Posted Jul 23, 2015
3.5/5 56% Paper Towns (2015) "For all the drama and comedy, nothing much really happens in it - other than the palpable maturation of nearly every character in less than two hours. " ‐ Jam! Movies
Posted Jul 23, 2015
3/5 46% Ted 2 (2015) "It gave me at least eight good laughs - mostly from set pieces that had nothing to do with the story. Your mileage may vary. " ‐ Jam! Movies
Posted Jun 25, 2015
4/5 93% Slow West (2015) "Essentially an old-school Western with some interesting tweaks, Slow West -- the debut feature from musician-turned-filmmaker John Maclean -- is a simple story told, yes, slowly. But it offers a bang-up finish. " ‐ Toronto Sun
Posted Jun 11, 2015
83% I Am Big Bird: The Caroll Spinney Story (2015) "Spinney is a one-of-a-kind personality, an oddball even among the oddballs who pioneered Sesame Street's Children's Television Workshop. " ‐ Toronto Sun
Posted May 28, 2015
2.5/5 No Score Yet Debug (2015) "The story and script could have been written by a computer, lifting elements of malevolent-computer stories from 2001 onward. And the execution is just as machinelike. " ‐ Toronto Sun
Posted May 28, 2015
3.5/5 89% Clouds of Sils Maria (2015) "It's a story about an aging actress' angst-filled full-circle self-realization, one that doubles as a dissection of globe-consuming pop culture even though it's mostly set in an isolated locale high up in the Alps. " ‐ Toronto Sun
Posted Apr 9, 2015
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