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Joanna Langfield

Joanna Langfield
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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
82% Sausage Party (2016) This "secret life of groceries", like so many other Seth Rogen movies, is a congenial mess of the outrageously funny and the bong-induced lazy drags. ‐ The Movie Minute
Read More | Posted Aug 10, 2016
97% Hell or High Water (2016) Not everything is what it seems in this deceptively simple story. ‐ The Movie Minute
Read More | Posted Aug 10, 2016
87% Florence Foster Jenkins (2016) The fact that it is no surprise Meryl Streep delivers a virtuoso performance here shouldn't deny us the sheer joy of watching her do it. ‐ The Movie Minute
Read More | Posted Aug 9, 2016
25% Suicide Squad (2016) Please let the record show I actually kind of dug the first 20 minutes of so. It was the rest of this movie that did me in. ‐ The Movie Minute
Read More | Posted Aug 2, 2016
55% Jason Bourne (2016) When was the last time I was surprisingly engrossed by so much incessant, full throttle action? ‐ The Movie Minute
Read More | Posted Jul 27, 2016
82% Indignation (2016) You can keep your 3D and blue screen. For my money, the most exciting scene of the summer comes as Logan Lerman and Tracy Letts let it rip in this Philip Roth adaptation.‐ The Movie Minute
Read More | Posted Jul 25, 2016
59% Absolutely Fabulous: The Movie (2016) This splashy update with Edina and Patsy is very much your mother's Ab Fab. And proud of it.‐ The Movie Minute
Read More | Posted Jul 21, 2016
84% Star Trek Beyond (2016) Justin Lin's take on the iconic series is not your father's Star Trek. ‐ The Movie Minute
Read More | Posted Jul 21, 2016
73% Ghostbusters (2016) Pains me to say this, but the only thing this new Ghostbusters busts is my dreams.‐ The Movie Minute
Read More | Posted Jul 14, 2016
70% Café Society (2016) Woody Allen's newest goes down as smooth as a somewhat watered down martini. ‐ The Movie Minute
Read More | Posted Jul 12, 2016
83% Captain Fantastic (2016) Is there an emotion I didn't feel watching this story of a non-traditional family, trying to stay together after the wife and mother disappears?‐ The Movie Minute
Read More | Posted Jul 6, 2016
35% The Legend of Tarzan (2016) The most intriguing part of this legend is wondering just who the heck this movie is supposed to appeal to.‐ The Movie Minute
Read More | Posted Jun 29, 2016
74% The BFG (2016) This carefully designed adaptation of the Dahl children's classic isn't perfect, but when Spielberg taps into his fountain-of-youth joy, I sure couldn't help but feel like a kid again myself.‐ The Movie Minute
Read More | Posted Jun 27, 2016
34% Now You See Me 2 (2016) Sequels and magic have something in common: harder to pull them off when you're already familiar with the set up. This aiming to please caper may not have the initial wow factor going for it, but there is still some fun in the mix.‐ The Movie Minute
Read More | Posted Jun 8, 2016
79% The Conjuring 2 (2016) James Wan's method to the madness cannot be denied. He sure knows how to scare the terrified giggles out of you. But this sequel sticks so squarely to the formula, it leaves plenty of time for the more logical mind to wander.‐ The Movie Minute
Read More | Posted Jun 7, 2016
57% Me Before You (2016) No surprises here, except for the fact that this melodrama plays as winningly as it does.‐ The Movie Minute
Read More | Posted Jun 1, 2016
92% The Nice Guys (2016) This one's a cheerfully violent blast to the past that's as comfy as a broken in go-go boot.‐ The Movie Minute
Read More | Posted May 18, 2016
62% Neighbors 2: Sorority Rising (2016) Could this be the most socially aware gross out comedy in, maybe, ever?‐ The Movie Minute
Read More | Posted May 17, 2016
90% Captain America: Civil War (2016) There's a lot of something for everyone in this standardly super, superhero movie. ‐ The Movie Minute
Read More | Posted May 4, 2016
6% Mother's Day (2016) It is with a heavy heart I ask, "how does a script like this even make it to the big screen?"‐ The Movie Minute
Read More | Posted Apr 28, 2016
22% The Boss (2016) Melissa McCarthy, you're breaking my heart.‐ The Movie Minute
Read More | Posted Apr 6, 2016
27% Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice (2016) There's sure no joy in Gotham tonight, boys and girls. Because this bloated bust takes all the fun out of what could have been a flashy and fiery mash- up. ‐ The Movie Minute
Read More | Posted Mar 23, 2016
29% My Big Fat Greek Wedding 2 (2016) This little cream puff might not appeal to the masses, but it certainly will appeal to some. ‐ The Movie Minute
Read More | Posted Mar 22, 2016
90% 10 Cloverfield Lane (2016) If Sam Shepard ever goofed around with the alien horror genre, he might have come up with something like this surprisingly effective thriller.‐ The Movie Minute
Read More | Posted Mar 10, 2016
81% Eddie The Eagle (2016) Like its subject, this unpretentious feel good movie aims for and hits a more generous definition of the term "winner". ‐ The Movie Minute
Read More | Posted Feb 22, 2016
23% Zoolander 2 (2016) Yes, it's ridiculous. It's supposed to be. ‐ The Movie Minute
Read More | Posted Feb 10, 2016
85% Hail, Caesar! (2016) Why don't we leave the Coen Brothers' 1950's Hollywood studio comedy walking on air? ‐ The Movie Minute
Read More | Posted Feb 4, 2016
50% 13 Hours: The Secret Soldiers Of Benghazi (2016) Michael Bay efforts to keep the politics out of this movie, but, really, how can you keep the politics out of a movie about the terror that happened at Benghazi?‐ The Movie Minute
Read More | Posted Jan 14, 2016
75% The Hateful Eight (2015) Quentin Tarentino's latest homage mashup hits a lot of familiar notes, but where's the fun? ‐ The Movie Minute
Read More | Posted Dec 22, 2015
81% The Revenant (2015) Gorgeous to look at, this romantic survivalist revenger has the heart of an ice pick. ‐ The Movie Minute
Read More | Posted Dec 22, 2015
92% Star Wars: Episode VII - The Force Awakens (2015) J.J. Abrams has, for the most part, taken the safe road, not re-inventing the wheel, but building a solid, respectful and, at times, darn entertaining reboot.‐ The Movie Minute
Read More | Posted Dec 19, 2015
96% Son of Saul (2015) Son of Saul stands as one of the most extraordinary films ever made about the Holocaust. The fact that it was made by a first time filmmaker makes it one of the most extraordinary film debuts in years.‐ The Movie Minute
Read More | Posted Dec 8, 2015
60% Joy (2015) It's awfully hard for me to not find some joy in this imperfect movie about a daring woman who digs deep and soars. You got a problem with that?‐ The Movie Minute
Read More | Posted Dec 8, 2015
88% The Big Short (2015) Adam McKay has delivered an energetic, highly entertaining movie that could be titled 'The 2008 Credit Bubble Burst for Dummies'. That dummy would be me.‐ The Movie Minute
Read More | Posted Dec 6, 2015
43% In the Heart of the Sea (2015) Ron Howard's clunky telling of how Herman Melville researched Moby Dick is an ambitious slog.‐ The Movie Minute
Read More | Posted Dec 6, 2015
68% The Danish Girl (2015) Buoyed by two remarkable performances, this is a film that becomes increasingly alluring once it puts its (great looking) clothes back on.‐ The Movie Minute
Read More | Posted Nov 22, 2015
95% Creed (2015) Don't go assuming this is just another undercard in the Rocky series. After a somewhat predictable start, Ryan Coogler digs in to deliver what is undeniably a hit to the heart: the most emotionally satisfying crescendo of the year. ‐ The Movie Minute
Read More | Posted Nov 22, 2015
94% Carol (2015) Todd Haynes' immaculate film sweeps us away, but not for the reasons I was expecting. ‐ The Movie Minute
Read More | Posted Nov 17, 2015
70% Miss You Already (2015) I'm obedient. I cried. But it wasn't a good cry.‐ The Movie Minute
Read More | Posted Nov 4, 2015
64% Spectre (2015) An action extravaganza of diminishing returns, this Bond chapter left me a little bit shaken, but definitely not stirred.‐ The Movie Minute
Read More | Posted Nov 3, 2015
96% Spotlight (2015) While Tom McCarthy's beautifully crafted film about the Boston Globe investigation of the sex abuse in the Church is very much of a time and place, it also couldn't be more important now. ‐ The Movie Minute
Read More | Posted Nov 3, 2015
97% Brooklyn (2015) Set in the 1950's New York borough, this especially charming, beautifully made story of an Irish newcomer sweeps us all off our sensibly clad feet.‐ The Movie Minute
Read More | Posted Nov 3, 2015
91% Bridge of Spies (2015) Deliberately not reinventing the wheel, Spielberg and esteemed company have delivered an absorbing, feel good historical drama.‐ The Movie Minute
Read More | Posted Oct 15, 2015
94% Room (2015) This remarkable adaptation is unnerving, intimate and surprisingly cool. You'll be as moved, curious and safe as you might want to be. ‐ The Movie Minute
Read More | Posted Oct 15, 2015
86% Steve Jobs (2015) It's fitting, I suppose, that a movie about the complicated man behind Apple be complicated as well and, in that sense, this adventurous Danny Boyle/Aaron Sorkin spin succeeds. But, is that dazzle enough? ‐ The Movie Minute
Read More | Posted Oct 8, 2015
84% The Walk (2015) Robert Zemeckis, retelling Petit's most famous walk, creates his own art, with a 3D mastery that is nothing but depth defying and beautifully sweat provoking. ‐ The Movie Minute
Read More | Posted Sep 27, 2015
91% The Martian (2015) A mass appeal movie that proclaims it's going to 'science the shit out of this'? Go figure: this genuinely thrilling sci-fi thriller about smart people is also sensational entertainment. ‐ The Movie Minute
Read More | Posted Sep 25, 2015
73% Black Mass (2015) While the whole is less than the sum of its parts, this retelling of the Whitey Bulger story sure has some magnificent parts. ‐ The Movie Minute
Read More | Posted Sep 15, 2015
66% The Man From U.N.C.L.E. (2015) Even if it isn't as much of grabber as the TV series, Guy Ritchie's reboot sure gets points for style.‐ The Movie Minute
Read More | Posted Aug 11, 2015
92% The Gift (2015) There's a movie lover's gift at the heart of Joel Edgerton's terrifically entertaining thriller. Because this chilly chiller has a lot more on its mind than only getting you to jump out of your seat. ‐ The Movie Minute
Read More | Posted Aug 3, 2015