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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
Read More | 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
Read More | 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
Read More | 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
Read More | Posted Aug 14, 2010
12% Love Ranch (2010) A film with no fun, no humor, no depth, and finally, no point.‐ ReelTalk Movie Reviews
Read More | 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
Read More | 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
Read More | 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
Read More | 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
Read More | 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
Read More | Posted Mar 14, 2010
68% Shutter Island (2010) An absorbing mystery/drama as tense and disturbing as it is oddly tender.‐ ReelTalk Movie Reviews
Read More | 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
Read More | 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
Read More | 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
Read More | 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
Read More | 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
Read More | 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
Read More | 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
Read More | 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
Read More | 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
Read More | 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
Read More | 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
Read More | 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
Read More | 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
Read More | 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
Read More | 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
Read More | 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
Read More | 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
Read More | 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
Read More | 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
Read More | 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
Read More | 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
Read More | 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
Read More | 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
Read More | 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
Read More | 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
Read More | 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
Read More | 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
Read More | 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
Read More | 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
Read More | 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
Read More | 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
Read More | 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
Read More | 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
Read More | Posted Jul 8, 2008