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Joshua Starnes

Joshua Starnes
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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
7/10 66% The House with a Clock in Its Walls (2018) It is unremarkable, undifferentiated kid-family fun that's actually fun - which may be the most remarkable thing about it.‐
Read More | Posted Sep 21, 2018
6/10 85% A Simple Favor (2018) It's a shame.There's a lot to like about A Simple Favor. Just not enough.‐
Read More | Posted Sep 16, 2018
4/10 26% The Nun (2018) The Nun is predictable modern horror, offering the exact opposite of what horror needs to survive - safe chills.‐
Read More | Posted Sep 7, 2018
6.5/10 30% Kin (2018) Kin's core themes and Elijah's strength as the embodiment of them creates real emotional attachment that even the goofiest character choices cannot undermine.‐
Read More | Posted Aug 31, 2018
2/10 22% The Happytime Murders (2018) The longest 90 minutes you are ever likely to sit through.‐
Read More | Posted Aug 24, 2018
5/10 25% Mile 22 (2018) "Mile 22 is a nothing-burger of a film, all build up and no pay off."‐
Read More | Posted Aug 17, 2018
6/10 88% Ant-Man and the Wasp (2018) If any word sums up Ant-Man and The Wasp it's the one you never want to hear about a sequel: Extraneous.‐
Read More | Posted Jun 29, 2018
7.5/10 94% Incredibles 2 (2018) Beyond the shift in perspective there's little willingness to experiment, a reality at stark odds with the sheer creativity on display.‐
Read More | Posted Jun 20, 2018
6.5/10 55% Tag (2018) Like the runner up in a good game of tag, so close but no cigar.‐
Read More | Posted Jun 20, 2018
7.5/10 82% Deadpool 2 (2018) With higher highs and lower lows than Deadpool, the sequel has a lot of the problems all sequels do.‐
Read More | Posted May 14, 2018
6.5/10 32% Super Troopers 2 (2018) The Police Academy 2 to the first film's Police Academy, Super Troopers 2 takes what worked the first time and tries to build on it, with mixed success.‐
Read More | Posted Apr 20, 2018
4/10 14% Blumhouse's Truth or Dare (2018) Despite some decent ideas and chances at interesting characters, Truth or Dare opts for lazy storytelling and unconvincing scares.‐
Read More | Posted Apr 12, 2018
7.5/10 75% The Price (2017) Pointed without ever falling into stereotypes, it's a bold statement about modern immigrant life in America and not to be missed. ‐
Read More | Posted Apr 5, 2018
6/10 76% Gemini (2018) A slow - and I mean ssslllooowww - murder mystery... ‐
Read More | Posted Apr 5, 2018
7/10 59% Us and Them (2018) Not as sharp as it thinks it is but funnier and better handled than it sounds from its description, Us and Them benefits from a solid sense of humor and a sure hand keeping the tone steady even as it changes direction regularly. ‐
Read More | Posted Apr 5, 2018
5/10 83% Mayhem (2017) [Mayhem] lacks the sharpness of fair like Tragedy Girls, but for fans of [Steven] Yuen or business-focused semi-satire like Horrible Bosses, it's got enough adrenaline to carry an audience along. ‐
Read More | Posted Apr 5, 2018
6.5/10 82% Tragedy Girls (2017) Very much in the Scream vein but with a sharper sense of humor, slasher fans will enjoy. ‐
Read More | Posted Apr 5, 2018
6.5/10 75% M.F.A. (2017) Bravely tackling the dark side of empowerment, it has a very sure sense of what it wants to say, refuses to reduce its topic to easy tropes. ‐
Read More | Posted Apr 5, 2018
7.5/10 75% Small Town Crime (2018) Small Town Crime [is] a showcase for the skills of John Hawkes. ‐
Read More | Posted Apr 5, 2018
7/10 83% Blockers (2018) Blockers is a hilarious take on the teen sex comedy thanks to its game cast and surprisingly deep focus (for the genre) on its characters.‐
Read More | Posted Apr 5, 2018
8.5/10 89% Isle of Dogs (2018) Lyrical, whimsical and strange, Isle of Dogs is a Wes Anderson movie through and through. That's a good thing.‐
Read More | Posted Mar 29, 2018
7/10 47% Red Sparrow (2018) Red Sparrow fills a much-needed gap for adult-oriented, thinking thrills even if it loses its nerve at the end.‐
Read More | Posted Feb 16, 2018
7.5/10 82% Early Man (2018) Clever, engaging and warm, Early Man makes up in charm what it lacks in originality.‐
Read More | Posted Feb 15, 2018
4/10 12% Fifty Shades Freed (2018) The best that can be said of the whole thing is that there won't be any more.‐
Read More | Posted Feb 8, 2018
7.5/10 56% The Greatest Showman (2017) Even when its frayed edges are showing, the film exhibits a sheer joie de vivre so encompassing it's impossible to resist.‐
Read More | Posted Dec 20, 2017
9/10 91% Phantom Thread (2018) A difficult film, coming close to the abyss and always backing off, keeping catharsis out of reach. But in those difficulties it is sublime.‐
Read More | Posted Dec 14, 2017
6.5/10 82% Molly's Game (2018) Even non-fans should admit Sorkin is a skilled craftsman; an architect of beautiful cathedrals.‐
Read More | Posted Dec 14, 2017
8/10 97% Coco (2017) An imaginative, fun, charming trip filled with so much heart it (mostly) makes up for the fact that it's taking us someplace we've been before.‐
Read More | Posted Nov 22, 2017
6/10 40% Justice League (2017) Justice League is in such a rush to prove itself, it trips over its own feet... but keeps getting back up and continuing the race.‐
Read More | Posted Nov 14, 2017
6.5/10 92% The Shape of Water (2017) There's a lot to love about The Shape of Water; if only it came together better.‐
Read More | Posted Nov 8, 2017
5/10 28% Suburbicon (2017) Suburbicon is an epic mess, trying to achieve too much and settling for too little.‐
Read More | Posted Oct 26, 2017
5/10 8% The Snowman (2017) It's easy to see the The Snowman's appeal, but the reality is a hidden hole in the ice, sending talented actors and filmmakers to an icy grave.‐
Read More | Posted Oct 19, 2017
7/10 87% Blade Runner 2049 (2017) Really pretty and intermittently poses interesting questions about where exactly the nature of humanity lies but at the expense of a compelling plot.‐
Read More | Posted Oct 4, 2017
5/10 35% American Assassin (2017) American Assassin is a bland, thoughtless, harmless bit of action fluff despite strong work from Michael Keaton.‐
Read More | Posted Sep 15, 2017
5/10 69% mother! (2017) Exquisitely crafted and boundlessly ambitious, mother!'s reach exceeds its grasp, a failure that impacts both itself and all of its potential progeny.‐
Read More | Posted Sep 14, 2017
3/10 33% The Only Living Boy in New York (2017) Despite a strong cast and picturesque visuals, the film can't escape the gravity of its own navel.‐
Read More | Posted Aug 24, 2017
7.5/10 91% Good Time (2017) Good Time is a rousing but shallow bit of grime crime buoyed by Pattinson's performance even as it wallows in cliches.‐
Read More | Posted Aug 23, 2017
4/10 13% The Nut Job 2: Nutty by Nature (2017) No one seems to know why The Nut Job 2 exists, including the people who made it.‐
Read More | Posted Aug 11, 2017
5/10 70% Annabelle: Creation (2017) "It has everything needed to scare an audience, but is incapable of actually doing so."‐
Read More | Posted Aug 11, 2017
5/10 16% The Dark Tower (2017) It's not good, it's not bad, it's just terribly, terribly rote.‐
Read More | Posted Aug 3, 2017
5.5/10 90% Girls Trip (2017) Girls Trip wants to be shocking but is so pedestrian it has no surprise.‐
Read More | Posted Jul 17, 2017
5/10 48% Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets (2017) If you can find a screening which will cut or fast forward any moment when characters are required to speak to one another, it's a fun movie to watch.‐
Read More | Posted Jul 12, 2017
3.5/10 16% Transformers: The Last Knight (2017) Michael Bay's Transformers films have been many things, but until now they've never been boring.‐
Read More | Posted Jun 21, 2017
6.5/10 68% Cars 3 (2017) Competing subplots and a lack of clarity on who the focus is leaves Cars 3 driving in circles, yet somehow still the best Cars film.‐
Read More | Posted Jun 15, 2017
6.5/10 85% Megan Leavey (2017) It wants to treat war with the seriousness it deserves while sparing the audience of anything that might be disconcerting.‐
Read More | Posted Jun 9, 2017
7/10 76% My Cousin Rachel (2017) Weisz shines in the title role, but it's trying to do two diametrically opposed things which keep it spinning its wheels.‐
Read More | Posted Jun 9, 2017
5/10 29% Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales (2017) Won't do more than recast elements from the first film without bothering to figure out why they worked the first time through or if they should be repeated.‐
Read More | Posted May 24, 2017
7/10 80% Chuck (2017) Chuck, the film, is a lot like Chuck, the man, decently charming and mostly harmless.‐
Read More | Posted May 19, 2017
6/10 66% The Wall (2017) The Wall has moments of intensity which achieve what Liman seems to want, but it never does enough to make something out of its set up.‐
Read More | Posted May 11, 2017
6/10 31% King Arthur: Legend Of The Sword (2017) Despite creativity and a willingness to experiment on display, in the rush to change things, no one has figured out how to fit the new pieces together.‐
Read More | Posted May 10, 2017