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Joanne Ross

Joanne Ross
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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
38% Madea's Big Happy Family (2011) Just when I think it's time to retire the energetic septuagenarian Madea, TylerPerry brings her back funnier than ever ‐ ReelTalk Movie Reviews
Posted Apr 24, 2011
87% Black Swan (2010) In one of the best 2010 films, director Aronofsky achieves an almost perfect coordination of story, acting, dizzying and electrifying photography, and an inspired soundtrack. ‐ ReelTalk Movie Reviews
Posted Feb 24, 2011
73% Piranha 3-D (2010) An energetic, water park-like thrill ride as big on laughs as it is on blood and shredded bodies. ‐ ReelTalk Movie Reviews
Posted Aug 22, 2010
14% Cats & Dogs: The Revenge of Kitty Galore (2010) Once you get past the inevitable, 'Ah, how cute' reaction, you'll discover that few laughs and even less heart can be found here. ‐ ReelTalk Movie Reviews
Posted Aug 14, 2010
12% Love Ranch (2010) A film with no fun, no humor, no depth, and finally, no point. ‐ ReelTalk Movie Reviews
Posted Jul 29, 2010
74% Splice (2010) A fascinating Freudian nightmare, but too often I found myself laughing at events and dialogue clearly not meant to be funny. ‐ ReelTalk Movie Reviews
Posted Jun 14, 2010
51% Chloe (2010) With sophistication, subtlety, and a sense for the ironic, Atom Egoyan conjures up another challenging, yet deeply satisfying film exploring the complexities of eroticism. ‐ ReelTalk Movie Reviews
Posted May 6, 2010
15% A Nightmare on Elm Street (2010) Even if Freddy Krueger were lying in wait to get you when you close your eyes, sleeping is preferable to watching this uninspired remake. ‐ ReelTalk Movie Reviews
Posted May 4, 2010
26% Why Did I Get Married Too (2010) Tyler Perry's ham-fisted way of making his point and his insistence on sticking to his formula style cause some problems here. ‐ ReelTalk Movie Reviews
Posted Apr 13, 2010
71% The Crazies (2010) Filmmakers fail to flesh out the back story and to answer the obvious questions that arise, leaving the audience in the dark about key details. ‐ ReelTalk Movie Reviews
Posted Mar 14, 2010
68% Shutter Island (2010) An absorbing mystery/drama as tense and disturbing as it is oddly tender. ‐ ReelTalk Movie Reviews
Posted Feb 24, 2010
34% The Wolfman (2010) The biggest problem with 'The Wolfman' involves the filmmakers' disregard for Lawrence Talbot's moral dilemma. ‐ ReelTalk Movie Reviews
Posted Feb 18, 2010
19% Legion (2010) 'Legion' comes across as a half-baked attempt at an epic struggle between good and -- well, good (in the guise of the bad). ‐ ReelTalk Movie Reviews
Posted Feb 9, 2010
67% Daybreakers (2010) Although lacking the intellectual heft that could've made it a memorable and relevant film, 'Daybreakers' is a well directed thriller with strong performances. ‐ ReelTalk Movie Reviews
Posted Jan 15, 2010
91% Precious: Based on the Novel Push by Sapphire (2009) The powerful and uplifting 'Precious' emerges as one of the finest movies of the year ‐ ReelTalk Movie Reviews
Posted Nov 27, 2009
83% Paranormal Activity (2009) With 'Paranormal Activity,' newbie filmmaker Oren Peli has given us the most terrifying horror film of 2009 -- and one of the finest in recent years. ‐ ReelTalk Movie Reviews
Posted Oct 23, 2009
63% I Can Do Bad All By Myself (2009) Complex issues are too easily resolved, and all the loose threads are tied up neatly into a big, bright happy ending -- a little too sugar coated for me. ‐ ReelTalk Movie Reviews
Posted Sep 14, 2009
19% H2: Halloween II (2009) There are too many films these days with similar stylistic approaches, and 'Halloween II' can't break away from the pack. ‐ ReelTalk Movie Reviews
Posted Sep 5, 2009
29% The Final Destination (2009) It takes more than 3D effects to make up for the lack of a compelling story, genuine thrills, and strong performances. ‐ ReelTalk Movie Reviews
Posted Aug 29, 2009
90% District 9 (2009) A profound and heartbreaking film with jaw-dropping special effects and visuals that make the proceedings seem real. ‐ ReelTalk Movie Reviews
Posted Aug 27, 2009
94% The Cove (2009) A moving and heartbreaking account of the dolphins' plight and the frustrated efforts of environmental advocates and like-minded individuals to stop the slaughter. ‐ ReelTalk Movie Reviews
Posted Aug 12, 2009
55% Orphan (2009) 'Orphan' fails to get the heart pumping or the adrenaline flowing, despite having all the expected cinematic elements of the genre. ‐ ReelTalk Movie Reviews
Posted Jul 29, 2009
96% Food, Inc. (2009) An unapologetic, in-your-face exposé of the disturbing history behind the food we eat as well as a passionate rallying call to action. ‐ ReelTalk Movie Reviews
Posted Jul 9, 2009
49% My Sister's Keeper (2009) Lacks the conflicts which could have elevated it from a jumbled, sentimental weeper to a thought-provoking and genuinely poignant movie. ‐ ReelTalk Movie Reviews
Posted Jul 4, 2009
92% Drag Me to Hell (2009) Suspense is a crucial element of 'Drag Me to Hell.' Raimi skillfully ratchets up the tension by creating a palpable mood of anxiety and apprehension. ‐ ReelTalk Movie Reviews
Posted May 30, 2009
19% Obsessed (2009) 'Obsessed' comes across as a superficial and slick update of 'Fatal Attraction,' its far superior predecessor. ‐ ReelTalk Movie Reviews
Posted Apr 25, 2009
16% The Haunting in Connecticut (2009) Like the corpses piled high behind the walls of the house, 'The Haunting in Connecticut' contains one horror cliché on top of another. ‐ ReelTalk Movie Reviews
Posted Mar 28, 2009
65% Watchmen (2009) 'Watchmen' serves up pulse-pounding, intricately choreographed action sequences plus astonishing visual and special effects. ‐ ReelTalk Movie Reviews
Posted Mar 22, 2009
42% The Last House on the Left (2009) I want to praise Dennis Iliadis for his gutsy and level-headed direction of a film with such unpalatable subject matter. ‐ ReelTalk Movie Reviews
Posted Mar 18, 2009
59% Eleven Minutes (2008) Captures in painstaking detail the struggles and hurdles designers must negotiate to establish themselves in the fashion industry. ‐ ReelTalk Movie Reviews
Posted Feb 28, 2009
29% Madea Goes to Jail (2009) For me, of all the Madea films, this is the most unbridled and hysterically funny one yet. ‐ ReelTalk Movie Reviews
Posted Feb 21, 2009
84% Rachel Getting Married (2008) The astonishing Anne Hathaway turns everything upside down and inside out in her portrayal of the guilt-ridden Kym. ‐ ReelTalk Movie Reviews
Posted Feb 15, 2009
25% Friday the 13th (2009) Give Marcus Nispal his due -- he does deliver a slick and skillfully produced product. ‐ ReelTalk Movie Reviews
Posted Feb 14, 2009
10% The Unborn (2009) Sarcastic shout outs and hysterical laughter were the predominant audience responses to this film's so-called scary scenes at the screening I attended. ‐ ReelTalk Movie Reviews
Posted Jan 10, 2009
98% Let the Right One In (2008) This hauntingly lovely and eerily sinister Swedish movie breaks the vampire genre's conventions and is truly in a class all its own. ‐ ReelTalk Movie Reviews
Posted Dec 28, 2008
51% The Family That Preys (2008) The story strays all over the map -- equal parts 'Dynasty,' 'Terms of Endearment' and female buddy films rolled into one. ‐ ReelTalk Movie Reviews
Posted Oct 11, 2008
43% Blindness (2008) Viewers can read 'Blindness'on more than the literal level because of its rich subtext and symbolism. It's a layered, nuanced work of uncommon power. ‐ ReelTalk Movie Reviews
Posted Oct 6, 2008
100% Man on Wire (2008) 'Man on Wire,' a breathtaking and suspenseful account of a passionate artist and his once-in-a-lifetime exploit, hooked me and reeled me in. ‐ ReelTalk Movie Reviews
Posted Aug 22, 2008
14% Mirrors (2008) 'Mirrors' is another in a growing list of disappointing American remakes of far superior Asian New Wave horror movies. ‐ ReelTalk Movie Reviews
Posted Aug 20, 2008
69% American Teen (2008) 'American Teen' is a thoroughly absorbing glimpse into the lives of teenagers. It reminds us of a time that was, for many, fraught with painful experiences. ‐ ReelTalk Movie Reviews
Posted Aug 12, 2008
94% The Dark Knight (2008) The prize for brilliance in 'The Dark Knight' must go to Heath Ledger, who climbs into the skin of a maniacal force of nature. It's a complete transformation, inside and out. ‐ ReelTalk Movie Reviews
Posted Aug 3, 2008
63% Brideshead Revisited (2008) Julian Jarrold's eagerly awaited film version of 'Brideshead Revisited' is a visually opulent, engrossing and sensitive period drama. ‐ ReelTalk Movie Reviews
Posted Jul 28, 2008
38% Savage Grace (2007) Although we feel distanced from the characters in 'Savage Grace,' it's still a powerful and disturbing film. ‐ ReelTalk Movie Reviews
Posted Jul 8, 2008
94% My Kid Could Paint That (2007) 'My Kid Could Paint That' gives us an entertaining, absorbing, and provocative look into the art world as well as a different version of the American Dream. ‐ ReelTalk Movie Reviews
Posted Jul 8, 2008