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Joshua Starnes

Joshua Starnes
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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
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 81% 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 13% 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 55% 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 92% 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 29% 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 34% 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 92% 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 69% 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 49% 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 84% 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 30% 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 29% 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
7.5/10 83% Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 (2017) Revealing the preoccupations of its maker, Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 is a petri dish for Gunn to experiment with the idea of family as a construct.‐
Read More | Posted May 4, 2017
6/10 61% 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 44% 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 68% 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 79% 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 77% 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 43% 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 93% 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 26% 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 10% 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 89% 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 7% 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 16% 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 93% 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 45% 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 35% 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 39% 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 94% 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