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John Wirt

John Wirt
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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
3/4 76% The Connection (2015) Oscar-winner Jean Dujardin stars in this serious and stylish French angle on "The French Connection." ‐ Advocate (Baton Rouge, LA)
Read More | Posted Jun 7, 2015
3/4 94% Spy (2015) Melissa McCarthy takes the comedic lead and runs with it.‐ Advocate (Baton Rouge, LA)
Read More | Posted Jun 7, 2015
2/4 66% Pitch Perfect 2 (2015) Energetic but underachieving follow-up to 2012's fun musical comedy. ‐ Advocate (Baton Rouge, LA)
Read More | Posted May 29, 2015
4/4 85% Far From the Madding Crowd (2015) Beautifully acted, grandly romantic cinema that nevertheless doesn't lose touch with the Earth.‐ Advocate (Baton Rouge, LA)
Read More | Posted May 29, 2015
2/4 50% Tomorrowland (2015) However inspiring their Disney source material may have been, writer-director Brad Bird and co-writer Damon Lindelof have fashioned an uninspiring muddle of a movie.‐ Advocate (Baton Rouge, LA)
Read More | Posted May 29, 2015
3/4 85% The Seven Five (2015) Could be the crime drama Martin Scorsese wishes he'd made. Or may yet make.‐ Advocate (Baton Rouge, LA)
Read More | Posted May 29, 2015
2/4 89% Clouds of Sils Maria (2015) Too much talk, too little soul.‐ Advocate (Baton Rouge, LA)
Read More | Posted May 29, 2015
2.5/4 87% Lambert & Stamp (2015) Despite its promising ingredients, "Lambert and Stamp" wanders off key.‐ Advocate (Baton Rouge, LA)
Read More | Posted May 29, 2015
2/4 85% Merchants Of Doubt (2015) The film finds a wealth of worthy interviewees but it probably will preach to the choir on the one hand and be ignored by the other.‐ Advocate (Baton Rouge, LA)
Read More | Posted May 8, 2015
2.5/5 58% Maggie (2015) The grim, contemplative "Maggie" personalizes zombies, thanks in part to an unusually serious performance by Arnold Schwarzenegger.‐ Advocate (Baton Rouge, LA)
Read More | Posted May 8, 2015
2/4 48% The D Train (2015) The D Train doesn't fully exploit its good comic ingredients. It paints itself into a sad, anxious corner from which it cannot escape. ‐ Advocate (Baton Rouge, LA)
Read More | Posted May 8, 2015
2/4 44% True Story (2015) Jonah Hill stars in a drama that's no laughing matter. Even though the film grows muddled in trails of misdirected ambition and deceit, Hill excels. ‐ Advocate (Baton Rouge, LA)
Read More | Posted Apr 18, 2015
3/4 94% Monkey Kingdom (2015) Monkey Kingdom moves so smoothly and quickly that the filmmakers' time-consuming dedication and labor-intense toil stays, as it should be, invisible.‐ Advocate (Baton Rouge, LA)
Read More | Posted Apr 18, 2015
3/4 99% Leviathan (2014) A long slog of a Russian tragedy that doesn't let its protagonist or the audience off the hook. ‐ Advocate (Baton Rouge, LA)
Read More | Posted Apr 18, 2015
2.5/4 58% The Last 5 Years (2015) Despite tuneless songs, Kendrick's and Jordan's bursting-to-wilting performances are worth the 90 minutes invested in this swiftly moving, set-to-music anatomy of a marriage.‐ Advocate (Baton Rouge, LA)
Read More | Posted Apr 11, 2015
3/4 79% Furious 7 (2015) Fabulously stacked with furiously over the top, in a good way, action. Call it Car Wars. ‐ Advocate (Baton Rouge, LA)
Read More | Posted Apr 3, 2015
2.5/4 97% It Follows (2015) The better things in "It Follows" are a tempting tease for what the film's young director will do next.‐ Advocate (Baton Rouge, LA)
Read More | Posted Mar 27, 2015
3.5/4 94% The Wrecking Crew (2015) A music-filled, appreciative but not fawning account of the session musicians who helped make so many of the 1960s' records great. ‐ Advocate (Baton Rouge, LA)
Read More | Posted Mar 27, 2015
3/4 97% Red Army (2015) A fascinating documentary that's more than a sports story.‐ Advocate (Baton Rouge, LA)
Read More | Posted Mar 21, 2015
2/2 19% October Gale (2015) Patricia Clarkson keeps 'October Gale' from completely sinking. ‐ Advocate (Baton Rouge, LA)
Read More | Posted Mar 21, 2015
2/4 83% Cinderella (2015) Even with its attractive leads, Lily James and Richard Madden, grand fairy-tale settings and, when it counts, affecting moments, this live-action "Cinderella" is only modestly engaging.‐ Advocate (Baton Rouge, LA)
Read More | Posted Mar 13, 2015
2/4 63% The Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel (2015) Definitely second best, and not in a good way. ‐ Advocate (Baton Rouge, LA)
Read More | Posted Mar 6, 2015
3.5/4 98% Mr. Turner (2014) Writer-director Mike Leigh renders an intimately detailed portrait of the artist and Timothy Spall portrays Mr. Turner in brilliant strokes. ‐ Advocate (Baton Rouge, LA)
Read More | Posted Mar 6, 2015
3.5/4 100% Matt Shepard is a Friend of Mine (2015) Director Michele Josue depicts the personal side the famous victim of hate she knew as friend.‐ Advocate (Baton Rouge, LA)
Read More | Posted Feb 27, 2015
2/4 93% The Duke Of Burgundy (2015) The filmmaking craft is admirable, but the story never commands the audience do its bidding.‐ Advocate (Baton Rouge, LA)
Read More | Posted Feb 21, 2015
3/4 97% Two Days, One Night (2014) The Dardenne brothers are too wise in their storytelling to settle for easy exits. That makes their new film all the more powerful.‐ Advocate (Baton Rouge, LA)
Read More | Posted Feb 21, 2015
3/4 80% McFarland USA (2015) McFarland, USA, its leading man Costner and the seven novice actors who play the story's cross-country team run their feel-good story to the finish line in inspirational style.‐ Advocate (Baton Rouge, LA)
Read More | Posted Feb 21, 2015
2/4 14% Hot Tub Time Machine 2 (2015) Returning director Steve Pink and screenwriter Josh Heald re-create the goofball, quick-tempo chaos of their original film. It's a silly, gross-out frolic that's often irritating but somehow turns tolerable.‐ Advocate (Baton Rouge, LA)
Read More | Posted Feb 21, 2015
3.5/4 88% Still Alice (2015) After showing the audience how much Alice has to lose, the film shows her losing it. Julianne Moore's finely honed, affecting performance makes her an Oscar frontrunner.‐ Advocate (Baton Rouge, LA)
Read More | Posted Feb 13, 2015
2/4 25% Fifty Shades of Grey (2015) There's no escape from the silly, pulpy predictability of Fifty Shades of Grey.‐ Advocate (Baton Rouge, LA)
Read More | Posted Feb 13, 2015
3.5/4 93% Force Majeure (2014) If "Force Majeure" writer-director Ruben Östlund makes more films as amusing, perceptive and deftly crafted as this one, he'll be a force in world cinema.‐ Advocate (Baton Rouge, LA)
Read More | Posted Jan 31, 2015
2/4 80% Black Sea (2015) Despite leading man Jude Law's passionate performance, his vessel continuously springs leaks. ‐ Advocate (Baton Rouge, LA)
Read More | Posted Jan 31, 2015
2.5/4 40% Black or White (2015) Kevin Costner's and Octavia Spencer's confrontational scenes are "Black or White's" strong suits.‐ Advocate (Baton Rouge, LA)
Read More | Posted Jan 31, 2015
3/4 89% A Most Violent Year (2015) Playing partners in business and life, Oscar Isaac and Jessica Chastain radiate genuine heat.‐ Advocate (Baton Rouge, LA)
Read More | Posted Jan 29, 2015
3/4 94% Whiplash (2014) J.K. Simmons excels in 'Whiplash's' hand-to-the throat storytelling.‐ Advocate (Baton Rouge, LA)
Read More | Posted Jan 25, 2015
3.5/4 88% Foxcatcher (2014) Steve Carell's leering du Pont, a sad, damaged soul who's blind to his princely vanity, becomes, in the character's stealthy way, an unforgettable villain.‐ Advocate (Baton Rouge, LA)
Read More | Posted Jan 18, 2015
1.5/4 34% Blackhat (2015) This shaky action flick directed by Michael Mann botches its shot at being the of-the-moment cyberdrama it might have been.‐ Advocate (Baton Rouge, LA)
Read More | Posted Jan 18, 2015
2/4 29% The Wedding Ringer (2015) Briefly messes with Kevin Hart formula, but more often shoehorns prerequisite celebration scenes and implausible plot turns into Hart's party mix. ‐ Advocate (Baton Rouge, LA)
Read More | Posted Jan 18, 2015
4/4 72% American Sniper (2015) A character-driven drama that's among the most incisive military movies of the post-9/11 era.‐ Advocate (Baton Rouge, LA)
Read More | Posted Jan 18, 2015
3.5/4 81% The Homesman (2014) Horses, wagons, occasional Indians and villainous white settlers don't stop "The Homesman" from transcending the western tag. In ways both simple and deep, it's a stark, tender, heartrending, universal tale.‐ Advocate (Baton Rouge, LA)
Read More | Posted Jan 9, 2015
3/4 74% Inherent Vice (2015) A dense and dreamy trip to the end of the 1960s. ‐ Advocate (Baton Rouge, LA)
Read More | Posted Jan 9, 2015
3/4 89% The Drop (2014) Belgian director Michaël R. Roskam, making his American film debut, shows that he's a skilled steward of actors, characters and shadowy crime drama.‐ Advocate (Baton Rouge, LA)
Read More | Posted Jan 1, 2015
2/4 89% Big Hero 6 (2014) By the time Hiro and Baymax summon some genuine emotion, 'Big Hero 6's' 93 minutes are all but finished.‐ Advocate (Baton Rouge, LA)
Read More | Posted Dec 29, 2014
1.5/4 85% John Wick (2014) Doesn't leave a single cliché unturned.‐ Advocate (Baton Rouge, LA)
Read More | Posted Dec 29, 2014
2/4 51% The Zero Theorem (2014) Produced quickly on a slight budget, 'The Zero Theorem' devolves into a dead end that asks that old question: Is that all there is?‐ Advocate (Baton Rouge, LA)
Read More | Posted Dec 29, 2014
3/4 78% St. Vincent (2014) Bill Murray finds the perfect Bill Murray role in 'St. Vincent.'‐ Advocate (Baton Rouge, LA)
Read More | Posted Dec 28, 2014
4/4 91% Birdman (2014) Keaton's intensely focused performance probably is the best of his life. Some especially moving scenes achieve almost physical impact.‐ Advocate (Baton Rouge, LA)
Read More | Posted Dec 28, 2014
3/4 45% The Better Angels (2014) This biopic about the very young Abraham Lincoln is cinema as visual poetry.‐ Advocate (Baton Rouge, LA)
Read More | Posted Dec 27, 2014
2/4 36% Before I Disappear (2014) "Before I Disappear" suffers from a bland, disinterested tone. In the end, few will care when all of these people disappear.‐ Advocate (Baton Rouge, LA)
Read More | Posted Dec 27, 2014
2/4 65% The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 1 (2014) This half-a-novel adaptation bides its time and, in doing so, diminishes its heroine.‐ Advocate (Baton Rouge, LA)
Read More | Posted Dec 27, 2014