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J.R. Kinnard

J.R. Kinnard
J.R. Kinnard's reviews only count toward the Tomatometer when published at the following Tomatometer-approved publication(s): PopMatters, Seattle Times, Nonfics, Film Inquiry

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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
87% Love, Gilda (2018) A splendid tribute to one of America's comedy legends.‐ Film Inquiry
Read More | Posted Oct 20, 2018
89% First Man (2018) Director Damien Chazelle's emphasis on realism and Ryan Gosling's understated performance take us into a world of unimaginable danger; where families can be instantly torn apart and heroes can live on for eternity.‐ Film Inquiry
Read More | Posted Oct 20, 2018
2/4 72% Bad Times at the El Royale (2018) Mostly, this is an exercise in style; a slick tribute to righteous trash that promises a lot more fun than it actually delivers.‐ Seattle Times
Read More | Posted Oct 8, 2018
9/10 85% The Sisters Brothers (2018) This is challenging, rugged stuff that trusts the audience to be patient and have an open mind.‐ PopMatters
Read More | Posted Oct 5, 2018
6/10 90% A Star Is Born (2018) A Star Is Born is perfectly fine, escapist entertainment. Just don't expect any encores.‐ PopMatters
Read More | Posted Oct 3, 2018
7/10 95% BlacKkKlansman (2018) BlacKkKlansman is an important commentary on America's painfully slow progress of dealing with its deeply ingrained racism.‐ PopMatters
Read More | Posted Aug 8, 2018
4/4 87% The Miseducation of Cameron Post (2018) Moretz' wry smile and weary eyes convey volumes of emotional turmoil. She is the soulful, courageous heart of a film that exalts the strength of human dignity.‐ Seattle Times
Read More | Posted Aug 8, 2018
8/10 97% Mission: Impossible - Fallout (2018) If you find the action in Mission: Impossible - Fallout to be pedestrian, it probably means you're a disgruntled James Bond fan.‐ PopMatters
Read More | Posted Jul 25, 2018
6/10 83% The Man Who Killed Hitler and Then The Bigfoot (2018) Surprisingly, this movie has a heart the size of Bigfoot's beating in its chest.‐ PopMatters
Read More | Posted Jul 20, 2018
3.5/4 94% Sorry to Bother You (2018) It works fine as an outrageous comedy, but the perceptive commentary will likely give it staying power. This is the fearless satire that America desperately needs right now.‐ Seattle Times
Read More | Posted Jul 3, 2018
6/10 63% Sicario: Day of the Soldado (2018) Sicario: Day of the Soldado is a celebration of unrepentant bloodshed and the men who do it so well.‐ PopMatters
Read More | Posted Jun 29, 2018
2.5/4 52% A Kid Like Jake (2018) It's a daring premise, which makes Howard's fluffy approach to the material all the more frustrating.‐ Seattle Times
Read More | Posted Jun 27, 2018
7/10 88% Ant-Man and the Wasp (2018) Ant-Man and the Wasp is a comparatively modest film that puts a premium on fun.‐ PopMatters
Read More | Posted Jun 27, 2018
6/10 48% Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom (2018) His mastery of tone, visuals, pacing, and theme elevate what should have been a disaster into something worth watching and, astonishingly, sets the stage for a relevant sequel.‐ PopMatters
Read More | Posted Jun 21, 2018
3.5/4 100% Number One (Numéro une) (2017) Taut and merciless with a whip-smart script...‐ Seattle Times
Read More | Posted Jun 18, 2018
3.5/4 100% Leave No Trace (2018) Minimalistic, deliberate and largely silent, "Leave No Trace" clings to each word like an endangered species. It demands patience from the audience, but that patience is richly rewarded.‐ Seattle Times
Read More | Posted Jun 18, 2018
3.5/4 67% Constructing Albert (2017) Laura Collado and Jim Loomis' cleverly edited and deliciously photographed food porn is a tasty peek at the cutthroat culinary world and one of its most mysterious figures.‐ Seattle Times
Read More | Posted Jun 18, 2018
4/10 55% Tag (2018) The result, while not insulting, simply isn't funny. It's also a missed opportunity to show that not all masculinity is toxic, even if it refuses to leave the playground.‐ PopMatters
Read More | Posted Jun 15, 2018
3.5/4 No Score Yet Retablo (2017) Director Alvaro L. Aparicio sculpts a world for Segundo every bit as delicate as his father's figurines.‐ Seattle Times
Read More | Posted Jun 6, 2018
3.5/4 100% Naila and the Uprising (2017) Through archival footage, riveting interviews with the participants, and evocative animations, we meet the brave women who organized rallies and educated Palestinians to be economically independent.‐ Seattle Times
Read More | Posted Jun 6, 2018
3.5/4 96% The Heiresses (Las Herederas) (2018) "The Heiresses" is the kind of story Hollywood doesn't tell anymore; a 50-something woman daring to rekindle her lost spirit of discovery.‐ Seattle Times
Read More | Posted Jun 6, 2018
3.5/4 No Score Yet Brewmaster (2018) "Brewmaster" is a great thirst-quencher for fans of craft beer.‐ Seattle Times
Read More | Posted Jun 6, 2018
3/10 70% Solo: A Star Wars Story (2018) The only thing this version of Han would do first to Greedo is bore him to death.‐ PopMatters
Read More | Posted May 16, 2018
3.5/4 82% Under the Tree (Undir trénu) (2018) Hafsteinn Sigurðsson's film begins as a trifling neighborhood dispute about an overgrown shade tree and ends as a violent tug-of-war with alarmingly high stakes.‐ Seattle Times
Read More | Posted May 16, 2018
3.5/4 60% Three Peaks (Drei zinnen) (2017) Director Drei Zinnen, with an assist from cinematographer Axel Schneppat, manifests the fears of this struggling family in every mountain, snow drift, and dying tree.‐ Seattle Times
Read More | Posted May 16, 2018
3.5/4 95% Sweet Country (2018) Uncompromising, deliberate, and eerily beautiful, director Warwick Thornton's rugged Australian Western puts a new spin on an old story.‐ Seattle Times
Read More | Posted May 16, 2018
3.5/4 92% People's Republic of Desire (2018) In a digital fantasy world where culture has been abandoned in favor of commerce, talent is the cheapest commodity.‐ Seattle Times
Read More | Posted May 16, 2018
3.5/4 83% The Last Suit (El último traje) (2018) Bring a full box of tissues.‐ Seattle Times
Read More | Posted May 16, 2018
4/4 93% First Reformed (2018) Not an easy watch, but required viewing for ambitious cinephiles.‐ Seattle Times
Read More | Posted May 16, 2018
4/4 89% American Animals (2018) Director Bart Layton's heist yarn is an exhilarating exercise in art imitating life (that was imitating art).‐ Seattle Times
Read More | Posted May 16, 2018
8/10 82% Deadpool 2 (2018) If you enjoyed the guilty pleasures of Deadpool, it's an immutable law of Physics that you will love Deadpool 2.‐ PopMatters
Read More | Posted May 15, 2018
8/10 83% Avengers: Infinity War (2018) It's true that darkness permeates Avengers: Infinity War, but it's also a masterfully crafted popcorn movie.‐ PopMatters
Read More | Posted Apr 25, 2018
2/10 34% I Feel Pretty (2018) It's a gross miscalculation that might mean well, but fails to balance the sharpness and delicacy necessary to tackle the emotional carnage wrought by self-hatred. That it forgets to make us laugh is the final insult.‐ PopMatters
Read More | Posted Apr 18, 2018
3/10 53% Rampage (2018) It's impossible to convey the stupidity on display in Rampage. Loosely based on a video game series, it stumbles from one action set piece to the next, spouting some of the most groan-worthy dialogue to ever escape a screenwriter's tortured brain. ‐ PopMatters
Read More | Posted Apr 12, 2018
9/10 89% Isle of Dogs (2018) Isle of Dogs just makes you feel good. It's not a movie designed to elicit laughter. Instead, you spend the entire duration with an immovable grin on your face, emerging out the other side with a renewed sense of optimism for humanity.‐ PopMatters
Read More | Posted Mar 29, 2018
6/10 72% Ready Player One (2018) Ready Player One won't ever be confused with one of Spielberg's best, but it's a fascinating, frustrating, and entertaining microcosm of his artistic acumen.‐ PopMatters
Read More | Posted Mar 28, 2018
3/10 51% Tomb Raider (2018) Uthaug, like many of the creative folks at DC, confuses grittiness with emotional depth. His insistence upon combining this faux gravitas with action results in countless scenes of unintentional hilarity.‐ PopMatters
Read More | Posted Mar 22, 2018
3/10 44% Pacific Rim Uprising (2018) This is a sequel at odds with its own identity, fighting to avoid the schlocky excesses that it needs to be successful. By the time the fun finally arrives, all the little boys have taken their action figures and gone home.‐ PopMatters
Read More | Posted Mar 22, 2018
4/10 41% A Wrinkle in Time (2018) DuVernay clearly wants to show us a good time, but a guiding artistic vision never materializes.‐ PopMatters
Read More | Posted Mar 7, 2018
6/10 47% Red Sparrow (2018) What ultimately makes Francis Lawrence's twisted tale of sexual gamesmanship worthwhile is the fearlessness of its leading lady and its uncanny ability to feel both cold and erotic at the same time.‐ PopMatters
Read More | Posted Mar 1, 2018
7/10 87% Annihilation (2018) Annihilation is a visceral cinematic experience that, while plagued with structural problems, delivers plenty of thrills and eye-popping spectacle.‐ PopMatters
Read More | Posted Feb 22, 2018
6/10 83% Game Night (2018) Mostly this is a dumb comedy filled with characters who don't exist beyond the boundaries of this dumb story. The laughs are there, though, and if you keep your expectations low, you won't get too bored at this Game Night.‐ PopMatters
Read More | Posted Feb 22, 2018
3/10 48% An Evening with Beverly Luff Linn (2018) An Evening with Beverly Luff Linn is a stylistic exercise in unpleasantness. There's an audience that enjoys such torture, but I'm not among their ranks.‐ PopMatters
Read More | Posted Feb 8, 2018
8/10 75% I Think We're Alone Now (2008) Leave No Trace is a powerful statement about devotion, survival, and the interconnected threads that shape a society.‐ PopMatters
Read More | Posted Feb 1, 2018
8/10 70% Damsel (2018) The Zellner Brothers, David and Nathan, deliver plenty of quirk but little punch in this frontier tale filled with reprobates, rascals, and one adorable mini-horse named Butterscotch.‐ PopMatters
Read More | Posted Feb 1, 2018
8/10 78% 306 Hollywood (2018) Anyone who has ever buried a parent or grandparent understands the soul-crushing process of re-visiting a loved one's trash and treasure. 306 Hollywood tackles this thankless task with reverence, humor, and an almost scholastic zeal.‐ PopMatters
Read More | Posted Feb 1, 2018
92% Hal (2018) A vivid portrait of artistic integrity and complete commitment to the art of filmmaking.‐ Nonfics
Read More | Posted Jan 30, 2018
5/10 83% Juliet, Naked (2018) Juliet, Naked is a surprisingly pedestrian affair. The lack of humor or tension traces back to a love triangle that falls utterly flat.‐ PopMatters
Read More | Posted Jan 29, 2018
5/10 76% Don't Worry, He Won't Get Far on Foot (2018) Ultimately, Don't Worry, He Won't Get Far on Foot is a frustrating tweener. It's not funny enough to keep you smiling, insightful enough to make you think, or sensational enough to shock you.‐ PopMatters
Read More | Posted Jan 29, 2018
94% RBG (2018) Regardless of your political ideology, you'll come away with a newfound respect for the tireless pioneer of gender equality.‐ Nonfics
Read More | Posted Jan 27, 2018