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Joshua Starnes

Joshua Starnes
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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
6/10 58% The Zookeeper's Wife (2017) Despite the best of intentions from all involved The Zookeeper's Wife is bloodless and cool, turning it's story into an anecdote rather than a triumph.‐
Read More | Posted Mar 31, 2017
4.5/10 47% Saban's Power Rangers (2017) Power Rangers is emotional and resonant until it becomes a Power Rangers movie; then it becomes stupid.‐
Read More | Posted Mar 24, 2017
7/10 67% Free Fire (2017) As much fun as you can have watching six people crawl on a floor for 90 minutes.‐
Read More | Posted Mar 14, 2017
6.5/10 78% T2 Trainspotting (2017) Like its characters, T2 Trainspotting doesn't know why it exists, only that it does.‐
Read More | Posted Mar 13, 2017
7/10 76% Atomic Blonde (2017) Atomic Blonde offers up a heady mix of modern action and '80s throwback, which doesn't amount to much but is awfully nice to look at.‐
Read More | Posted Mar 13, 2017
5.5/10 45% Song to Song (2017) Malick's now familiar themes and experimentations are beginning to suggest that, like all of us humans, he is stuck in a rut he can't see or escape.‐
Read More | Posted Mar 12, 2017
8/10 100% Baby Driver (2017) Like a juggler balancing spinning plates, Baby Driver would fall apart if it ever stopped moving. As long as the plates are spinning, though, it's magic.‐
Read More | Posted Mar 12, 2017
5/10 22% Table 19 (2017) Table 19 starts out strong before gradually running out of steam.‐
Read More | Posted Mar 7, 2017
7/10 71% Beauty and the Beast (2017) It adds a lot of texture to the 1991 classic, but loses some charm as a result.‐
Read More | Posted Mar 7, 2017
6/10 44% The Girl on the Train (2016) If you loved Gone Girl, you'll think The Girl on the Train is... okay.‐
Read More | Posted Feb 16, 2017
3.5/10 9% Fifty Shades Darker (2017) The only thing Fifty Shades Darker succeeds at is making Fifty Shades of Grey look like a better movie.‐
Read More | Posted Feb 9, 2017
7.5/10 91% John Wick: Chapter 2 (2017) John Wick: Chapter 2 is not the breath of fresh air the first film was, but it does offer up some fantastic action.‐
Read More | Posted Feb 8, 2017
4/10 6% Rings (2017) Rings is like a copy of a copy of a copy of an old video tape; garbled, faded and impossible to watch.‐
Read More | Posted Feb 3, 2017
5/10 17% The Space Between Us (2017) A cloying high-concept melodrama which mistakes sentimentality for actual truths about the human condition.‐
Read More | Posted Feb 2, 2017
8.5/10 92% Toni Erdmann (2016) Hilarious, weird, insightful and charming, Toni Erdmann is the type of character comedy which comes along infrequently and must be cherished in the time it is here.‐
Read More | Posted Jan 30, 2017
7/10 83% Julieta (2016) Slow moving but rich in character, Julieta offers generous rewards for those willing to give it the time needed.‐
Read More | Posted Jan 30, 2017
4/10 43% xXx: Return of Xander Cage (2017) It's boring and silly, or silly and boring, but never, ever entertaining no matter how hard it tries.‐
Read More | Posted Jan 20, 2017
5.5/10 34% Live By Night (2017) An intermittently exciting film which can't decide what it wants to be and ends up being nothing.‐
Read More | Posted Jan 12, 2017
5/10 40% Why Him? (2016) Lacking in imagination and leaning a lot on more skilled comedians, Why Him? really asks, why bother?‐
Read More | Posted Dec 21, 2016
7.5/10 93% Fences (2016) Fences boasts sterling performances and deep characterization even as it struggles to get away from its stage roots.‐
Read More | Posted Dec 20, 2016
7/10 73% Sing (2016) Simple ideas make for simple pleasures, but there's nothing wrong with simple pleasures; sometimes they're the best kind.‐
Read More | Posted Dec 18, 2016
6.5/10 85% Rogue One: A Star Wars Story (2016) Rogue One is Star Wars for hard core fans who felt left behind by the prequels, but it's got little to offer casual viewers beyond competent, uninspired thrills.‐
Read More | Posted Dec 14, 2016
6.5/10 41% Office Christmas Party (2016) Talented comedians work really hard to lift not very funny material.‐
Read More | Posted Dec 8, 2016
6/10 88% 20th Century Women (2017) There's something to 20th Century Women, something real, but a lack of follow through keeps it from ever being anything more than potential.‐
Read More | Posted Dec 1, 2016
5/10 71% Miss Sloane (2016) Great performances can't hide a shallow plot and ridiculous contrivances.‐
Read More | Posted Nov 30, 2016
7.5/10 89% Loving (2016) "Strong performances remind us there are real people at the heart of all great movements."‐
Read More | Posted Nov 23, 2016
7/10 90% Doctor Strange (2016) It's a slog of exposition but offers glimpses of better sequels.‐
Read More | Posted Nov 3, 2016
5/10 19% Inferno (2016) All Inferno has to offer is a sense of missed opportunities and wasted time mixed with sudden desire to visit Italy.‐
Read More | Posted Oct 27, 2016
7.5/10 83% Ouija: Origin of Evil (2016) Proves that an artist with vision came make something out of the goofiest premise.‐
Read More | Posted Oct 20, 2016
7.5/10 61% Snowden (2016) Joseph Gordon-Levitt offers one of his best performances in an imperfect rendition of an important story.‐
Read More | Posted Sep 15, 2016
8/10 76% Bridget Jones's Baby (2016) Zellweger shines as an older, wiser Bridget even if the rom-com elements sometimes fail her.‐
Read More | Posted Sep 14, 2016
7/10 85% Sully (2016) Eastwood ignores the crash for the man behind it in a quiet paean to middle class professionalism.‐
Read More | Posted Sep 9, 2016
4/10 29% Mechanic: Resurrection (2016) Pointless in every conceivable definition of the word, Mechanic is a franchise which should have stayed dead.‐
Read More | Posted Aug 26, 2016
5.5/10 25% Ben-Hur (2016) The newest version of Lew Wallace's epic gets the gist of the story but has no idea how to explain it to anyone else.‐
Read More | Posted Aug 17, 2016
7/10 87% Florence Foster Jenkins (2016) Warm performances and Frears' deft touch hide lack of substance behind Florence's warbles.‐
Read More | Posted Aug 12, 2016
6/10 56% Jason Bourne (2016) What was supposed to be a return to form is instead a franchise low point, shamelessly recycling better ideas from better films.‐
Read More | Posted Jul 28, 2016
7/10 73% Ghostbusters (2016) When it stops trying to remind us of its past, Ghostbusters can be pretty fun.‐
Read More | Posted Jul 14, 2016
7/10 74% The Secret Life of Pets (2016) A talent for sight gags aren't enough to keep Pets from being quickly forgotten.‐
Read More | Posted Jul 7, 2016
4/10 57% The Neon Demon (2016) Pretty but shallow, it comes across like Beyond the Valley of the Dolls directed by Dario Argento.‐
Read More | Posted Jun 24, 2016
5/10 69% Central Intelligence (2016) Dwayne Johnson is completely committed and some jokes really land, but most of it is sadly uninspired.‐
Read More | Posted Jun 16, 2016
4.5/10 30% Alice Through the Looking Glass (2016) Alice Through The Looking Glass reeks of perfunctory professionalism.‐
Read More | Posted May 27, 2016
8/10 92% The Nice Guys (2016) The Nice Guys makes up for weak characters by consistently subverting the cliches of action movie filmmaking.‐
Read More | Posted May 19, 2016
7/10 48% X-Men: Apocalypse (2016) It repeats a lot of what has come before, but solid thrills make it more fun than old, for now.‐
Read More | Posted May 9, 2016
8.5/10 90% Captain America: Civil War (2016) A joyous tour-de-force of superhero action with real ideas and strong emotions at heart.‐
Read More | Posted May 5, 2016
4/10 7% Mother's Day (2016) This idea was a shallow well when it first started; three trips to it has basically emptied all the water out.‐
Read More | Posted Apr 29, 2016
4/10 17% The Huntsman: Winter's War (2016) Hemsworth remains an excellent Huntsman, but Winter's War is a confused, directionless mess.‐
Read More | Posted Apr 22, 2016
4/10 30% Criminal (2016) Criminal recalls the kinds of action movies made in the '90s, and not in a good way.‐
Read More | Posted Apr 15, 2016
6.5/10 95% Eye In The Sky (2016) Strong performances and timely subject matter largely cover up TV movie production quality.‐
Read More | Posted Mar 25, 2016
6.5/10 83% Sausage Party (2016) Sausage Party is quintessential Rogen, offering no more and no less than we have come to expect.‐
Read More | Posted Mar 15, 2016
7/10 50% Hardcore Henry (2016) A paean to video games and what they do well, and a grand experiment in what action films can do but haven't been.‐
Read More | Posted Mar 14, 2016