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Joe Leydon

Joe Leydon
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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
No Score Yet What Lies Upstream (2017) Hoback does an impressive job of methodically building his case. And he's every bit as adroit when it comes to fashioning, over the course of his film, an insightful account of two intriguing players in this ongoing real-life drama.‐ Variety
Read More | Posted Nov 20, 2017
No Score Yet A Bad Idea Gone Wrong (2017) First-time filmmaker Jason Headley, directing from his own screenplay, keeps his concoction moving briskly and humorously, with a light sprinkling of acceptably sweet sentimentality here and there.‐ Variety
Read More | Posted Nov 15, 2017
100% No Greater Love (2017) A fascinating and heartfelt documentary about members of a storied U.S. Army battalion and their experiences during 2010-11 deployment in Afghanistan.‐ Variety
Read More | Posted Nov 9, 2017
No Score Yet Battlecreek (2017) Even when the movie skirts perilously close to banality, Skarsgard and Van der Boom develop a winning chemistry to hold our interest as their characters slowly (and in Alison's case, very reluctantly) warm to each other.‐ Variety
Read More | Posted Nov 3, 2017
100% Five Fingers for Marseilles (2017) Director Michael Matthews and scripter Sean Drummond skillfully employ recycled genre elements to enhance the mythic qualities of their slow-burn narrative.‐ Variety
Read More | Posted Oct 27, 2017
20% 6 Below: Miracle On The Mountain (2017) Facing death while trudging through a frozen wilderness turns out to be remarkably unexciting in this fact-based drama.‐ Variety
Read More | Posted Oct 20, 2017
40% The Fortress (2017) "The Fortress" clocks in at 139 minutes, but feels much, much longer.‐ Variety
Read More | Posted Oct 20, 2017
65% The Osiris Child: Science Fiction Volume One (2017) Shane Abbess' familiar but diverting indie sci-fi action-adventure details the intergalactic consequences of corporate malfeasance.‐ Variety
Read More | Posted Oct 6, 2017
88% Wheelman (2017) Jeremy Rush's fast-paced neo-noir thriller is a perfect-fit star vehicle for Frank Grillo.‐ Variety
Read More | Posted Sep 29, 2017
90% Gerald's Game (2017) Carla Gugino gives a tour-de-force performance in an arresting psychological thriller based on Stephen King's 1992 novel.‐ Variety
Read More | Posted Sep 25, 2017
88% 1922 (2017) A largely satisfying adaptation of Stephen King's novella about unappeasable guilt triggered by the mortal sin of murder.‐ Variety
Read More | Posted Sep 24, 2017
56% Last Rampage (2017) Dwight Little's sturdily constructed true-crime drama showcases a potent performance by Robert Patrick as a mood-swinging sociopath.‐ Variety
Read More | Posted Sep 22, 2017
0% Against The Night (2017) A thoroughly generic horror thriller that might provide how-to tips for film school students who lack funding.‐ Variety
Read More | Posted Sep 16, 2017
80% Ravenous (Les affamés) (2017) Robin Aubert's idiosyncratic and nuanced drama breathes fresh life into the zombie apocalypse subgenre.‐ Variety
Read More | Posted Sep 15, 2017
0% Gun Shy (2017) Random moments are not nearly enough to recommend this witless and graceless farce.‐ Variety
Read More | Posted Sep 8, 2017
93% All Saints (2017) Steve Gomer's fine fact-based, faith-based film showcases a career-highlight performance by John Corbett.‐ Variety
Read More | Posted Aug 24, 2017
100% Sidemen: Long Road to Glory (2017) Sidemen" is an exceptionally entertaining and captivating tribute to the men and their music - and there's more than enough of said music here to please blues aficionados and recruit converts.‐ Variety
Read More | Posted Aug 17, 2017
70% Wolf Warrior II (2017) Wu Jing's record-breaking Chinese-produced action-adventure gives audiences plenty of bang for their bucks.‐ Variety
Read More | Posted Aug 12, 2017
47% Brave New Jersey (2017) [An] uneven but ultimately winning comedy ...‐ Variety
Read More | Posted Aug 5, 2017
63% Savage Dog (2017) "Savage Dog" is a good deal less than watertight in terms of logic and credibility, but Adkins' blunt-force physicality is sufficiently impressive ...‐ Variety
Read More | Posted Aug 4, 2017
20% Misfortune (2016) "Misfortune" is what it is, a small-budget neo-noir so generic that one half-expects to see a bar code rather than closing credits at the end.‐ Variety
Read More | Posted Jul 13, 2017
50% Hickok (2017) The legendary Wild West gunslinger rides again in this unabashedly retrograde oater.‐ Variety
Read More | Posted Jul 6, 2017
50% Reset (2017) A time-tripping Chinese-produced thriller that demonstrates just how far a mom will travel to save her son.‐ Variety
Read More | Posted Jun 30, 2017
54% 47 Meters Down (2017) A formulaic but effective thriller about two sisters trapped beneath the waves in shark-infested waters.‐ Variety
Read More | Posted Jun 15, 2017
37% The Hunter's Prayer (2017) A routine but reasonably diverting B-movie about a conscience-stricken hit man and the girl he opts not to kill.‐ Variety
Read More | Posted Jun 9, 2017
No Score Yet 96 Souls (2017) A scientist gains the power to read minds, but doesn't do anything terribly interesting with his new ability.‐ Variety
Read More | Posted May 25, 2017
46% Everything, Everything (2017) A ridiculous third-act reveal undermines this sappy but sweet romance between a girl with a rare immune disorder and the new boy next door.‐ Variety
Read More | Posted May 18, 2017
No Score Yet Illicit (2017) A tepid throwback to the days when video store shelves groaned beneath the weight of "Fatal Attraction" knockoffs.‐ Variety
Posted May 5, 2017
38% How to Be a Latin Lover (2017) An uneven but amusing farce that serves as another hand-tooled vehicle for 'Instructions Not Included' star Eugenio Derbez.‐ Variety
Read More | Posted Apr 28, 2017
44% Phoenix Forgotten (2017) This umpteenth retread of the 'Blair Witch' formula adds nothing new of note to the tired found-footage horror genre.‐ Variety
Read More | Posted Apr 21, 2017
17% N.O.L.A. Circus (2017) A laugh-free zone in which cast members act at the top of their lungs to compensate for the witless script.‐ Variety
Read More | Posted Apr 20, 2017
14% Spark: A Space Tail (2017) Second-rate monkey business that never achieves liftoff.‐ Variety
Read More | Posted Apr 15, 2017
100% Mission Control: The Unsung Heroes of Apollo (2016) An engrossing behind-the-scenes look at the flight controllers and support crews that helped America win the space race.‐ Variety
Read More | Posted Apr 11, 2017
55% The Case for Christ (2017) An intriguing faith-based detective story in which an investigative reporter becomes a true believer.‐ Variety
Read More | Posted Apr 6, 2017
No Score Yet Pitching Tents (2017) While some of the genuine articles sporadically earned chuckles with vulgar sight gags and gratuitous nudity, "Pitching Tents" is too timorous to risk being truly offensive.‐ Variety
Read More | Posted Mar 31, 2017
100% Bill Nye: Science Guy (2017) The beloved TV host strives to be taken seriously in his battle against anti-science forces.‐ Variety
Read More | Posted Mar 23, 2017
81% Mayhem (2017) Call it "Margin Call Goes to Hell," and you'd be pretty close to the mark‐ Variety
Read More | Posted Mar 21, 2017
71% Small Town Crime (2017) A hardboiled melodrama with a heart of tarnished gold.‐ Variety
Read More | Posted Mar 21, 2017
88% The Strange Ones (2017) Despite the game efforts of its lead actors, this indie road-movie drama goes nowhere - slowly.‐ Variety
Read More | Posted Mar 16, 2017
94% Dealt (2017) Here's the deal: Luke Korem's documentary is a fascinating portrait of a blind card mechanic.‐ Variety
Read More | Posted Mar 16, 2017
98% Lucky (2017) Everything Harry Dean Stanton has done in his career, and his life, has brought him to his moment of triumph in "Lucky," an unassumingly wonderful little film about nothing in particular and everything that's important.‐ Variety
Read More | Posted Mar 14, 2017
No Score Yet The Ballad of Lefty Brown (2017) Can be enjoyed as both a straight-shooting homage to crotchety sidekicks and shoot-'em-up conventions, and a well-crafted movie about loyalty, betrayal, and redemption that dutifully acknowledges, without slavishly mimicking ...‐ Variety
Read More | Posted Mar 12, 2017
91% Punching Henry (2017) Sharply observed and understatedly amusing ...‐ Variety
Read More | Posted Feb 24, 2017
No Score Yet The Great & the Small (2017) Writer-director Dusty Bias offers an engaging dramedy about lives of quiet and not-so-quiet desperation.‐ Variety
Read More | Posted Feb 17, 2017
92% From Nowhere (2017) Credible and creditable performances by a fine cast of promising newcomers and familiar veterans enhance the emotional impact of this low-key but compelling indie‐ Variety
Read More | Posted Feb 8, 2017
40% Fall (2014) Throughout the entirety of "Fall," Murphy unassumingly serves notice that proficient character actors we often take for granted really shouldn't be.‐ Variety
Read More | Posted Feb 8, 2017
56% Wheeler (2017) This faux documentary about a country music singer-songwriter plays like a long-distance ego trip.‐ Variety
Read More | Posted Feb 3, 2017
80% The Grace of Jake (2017) Writer-director Chris Hicky makes a promising debut as feature filmmaker with this low-key drama of redemption.‐ Variety
Read More | Posted Feb 3, 2017
98% Kedi (2017) Kedi will make you a believer.‐ Variety
Read More | Posted Jan 31, 2017
36% Resident Evil: The Final Chapter (2017) Yes, the movie is called "Resident Evil: The Final Chapter," but don't let that get your hopes up.‐ Variety
Read More | Posted Jan 27, 2017