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John Locanthi

John Locanthi
John Locanthi's reviews only count toward the Tomatometer when published at the following Tomatometer-approved publication(s): Willamette Week

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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
B 87% Florence Foster Jenkins (2016) If you ever wanted to see Meryl Streep have the time of her life, Florence Foster Jenkins delivers.‐ Willamette Week
Read More | Posted Aug 11, 2016
C+ 75% Wiener-Dog (2016) It is a film sneering at how terrible people are, and you are so terrible that you will probably laugh too.‐ Willamette Week
Read More | Posted Jul 13, 2016
C 88% The Lobster (2016) Interesting concept, but this vision of the future mostly involves Farrell, John C. Reilly, Rachel Weisz and the rest of cast lurching through their lines in a dull, passionless monotone. ‐ Willamette Week
Read More | Posted May 25, 2016
D 29% Alice Through the Looking Glass (2016) A mess of lame attempts at wit, faux profundity and unearned emotional resolutions.‐ Willamette Week
Read More | Posted May 25, 2016
B- 45% Knight of Cups (2016) Being a true Malick film, Knight of Cups has little narrative momentum. It is mostly a series of beautiful images and beautiful people speaking with their voices drowned out by internal monologues and poetry.‐ Willamette Week
Read More | Posted Mar 10, 2016
B 60% Klown Forever (Klovn Forever) (2016) There is plenty of humor in this tried-and-true story. Klown Forever just never knows when to pull back.‐ Willamette Week
Read More | Posted Feb 24, 2016
B+ 85% Francofonia (2016) Francofonia is a Russian documentary that weaves between archival footage and pictures and historical re-creation to tell the story of the Louvre, primarily during the German occupation of France during WWII.‐ Willamette Week
Read More | Posted Feb 24, 2016
B- No Score Yet Coz Ov Moni 2: Fokn Revenge (2014) While Cos Ov Moni 2 tells a threadbare story of revenge, it is mostly a series of songs loosely tied together.‐ Willamette Week
Read More | Posted Feb 24, 2016
B 93% The Pearl Button (El botón de nácar) (2015) It's an important story about a little-known people, especially for an American audience. ‐ Willamette Week
Read More | Posted Feb 23, 2016
A- 83% Men & Chicken (Mænd & høns) (2016) Men & Chicken is The Island of Dr. Moreau meets an irreverent slapstick comedy. Better yet, it's a version of Dr. Moreau that's intentionally funny.‐ Willamette Week
Read More | Posted Feb 23, 2016
D 23% Zoolander 2 (2016) The trouble is that Zoolander already exists, and Zoolander 2 is entirely too aware of that.‐ Willamette Week
Read More | Posted Feb 11, 2016
A 99% Timbuktu (2015) We're left with a haunting look into daily life under the reign of militant Islam, with a depth absent in American depictions of the struggle.‐ Willamette Week
Read More | Posted Dec 30, 2015
B+ 66% The Night Before (2015) It feels like one of the longest 101-minute films ever made as it tries to wrap up every storyline. But it also manages to tap into the spirit of the season, essentially a hokey Christmas movie masquerading as a dudebro comedy.‐ Willamette Week
Read More | Posted Nov 18, 2015
D 25% Fifty Shades of Grey (2015) Fifty Shades of Grey is one of the landmark works of the new millenium, the novel that proved definitively Americans will suffer through anything for a few fleeting moments of titillation.‐ Willamette Week
Read More | Posted Oct 14, 2015
A- 75% Kingsman: The Secret Service (2015) Kingsman isn't a send-up of the genre; it's a rebuke of the relentlessly grim, faux realistic modern Bond, Bourne, Batman and the latter half of Liam Neeson's career.‐ Willamette Week
Read More | Posted Jul 13, 2015
B+ 96% What We Do In The Shadows (2015) New Zealand's vampire scene is fleshed out. It feels lived in.‐ Willamette Week
Read More | Posted May 13, 2015
B 84% Merchants Of Doubt (2015) The movie is at its best when profiling the titular merchants.‐ Willamette Week
Read More | Posted May 13, 2015
C- 29% Insurgent (2015) The film is essentially one long fight with occasional scene changes -- they're on a train! Rooftop gunfight! Fisticuffs in the hallway!‐ Willamette Week
Read More | Posted May 13, 2015
C 50% The D Train (2015) Maybe there's no way to pull it off. Instead of trying to make something meaningful out of its mound of plot material, The D Train retreats into the warm embrace of cheap laughs.‐ Willamette Week
Read More | Posted May 13, 2015
B+ 95% Wild Tales (2015) Wild Tales' mix of humor and darkness works because every situation escalates too quickly for the gravity to register.‐ Willamette Week
Read More | Posted May 13, 2015
B+ 97% 1971 (2015) Minor quibbles aside, it's an important documentary.‐ Willamette Week
Read More | Posted Mar 5, 2015