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Julian Roman

Julian Roman
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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
2/5 14% Baywatch (2017) Baywatch has the expected eye candy, but is not clever and poorly made. Let the riptide drag you away from this one.‐ MovieWeb
Read More | Posted May 23, 2017
2.5/5 34% Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales (2017) Dead Men Tell No Tales is wildly uneven, but an improvement over the last installment. Johnny Depp goes to the well, but still rules the sea as Captain Jack Sparrow.‐ MovieWeb
Read More | Posted May 22, 2017
2/5 81% Wakefield (2017) A peculiar tale about a distinctly unlikeable fellow, Wakefield drags considerably.‐ MovieWeb
Read More | Posted May 19, 2017
2.5/5 36% Snatched (2017) Snatched is hilarious. It's a downright silly romp, but loaded with big laughs. The supporting cast adds a lot of unexpected humor.‐ MovieWeb
Read More | Posted May 10, 2017
2/5 72% Alien: Covenant (2017) Alien: Covenant is a straight rehash of the same story. It's deja vu all over again.‐ MovieWeb
Read More | Posted May 8, 2017
4/5 100% Last Men in Aleppo (2017) A heartbreaking chronicle of a city under siege, Last Men in Aleppo exemplifies the power if cinema.‐ MovieWeb
Read More | Posted May 5, 2017
1.5/5 52% The Dinner (2017) An entirely unpleasant film about appalling people, The Dinner is excruciating to sit through.‐ MovieWeb
Read More | Posted May 3, 2017
2/5 15% The Circle (2017) Emma Watson and Tom Hanks fall flat in The Circle, a dull and bloated exercise in technology's overreach.‐ MovieWeb
Read More | Posted Apr 27, 2017
3.5/5 81% Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 (2017) Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 bursts unto the screen like a pack of rainbow skittles. It's a roaring space adventure with humor and heart.‐ MovieWeb
Read More | Posted Apr 24, 2017
2.5/5 48% The Promise (2017) The Promise is an imperfect, but extremely compelling historical drama about the Armenian Genocide. Oscar Isaac delivers a powerful performance. ‐ MovieWeb
Read More | Posted Apr 19, 2017
2/5 67% Free Fire (2017) Free Fire has the characters crawling around like centipedes on the floor. It's a gimmick that wears thin fast.‐ MovieWeb
Read More | Posted Apr 18, 2017
3.5/5 88% The Lost City of Z (2017) Charlie Hunnam shines in The Lost City of Z. Director James Gray delivers an intriguing and well shot biography of British explorer Percy Fawcett.‐ MovieWeb
Read More | Posted Apr 11, 2017
2.5/5 38% Smurfs: The Lost Village (2017) Smurfs: The Lost Village has Smurfette facing an existential crisis. It will put a smile on youngsters faces, the parents not as much.‐ MovieWeb
Read More | Posted Apr 7, 2017
3/5 80% Teen Titans: The Judas Contract (2017) Teen Titans: The Judas Contract is a fast paced, action packed entry in the DC Universe. The Justice League has serious competition.‐ MovieWeb
Read More | Posted Apr 6, 2017
2/5 64% Gifted (2017) Gifted is a syrupy sweet melodrama that tugs on your heart like a violin.‐ MovieWeb
Read More | Posted Apr 6, 2017
3/5 45% Ghost in the Shell (2017) Director Rupert Sanders has crafted a special effects wonder that will melt your eyeballs. If only the plot of Ghost in the Shell was on par with the technical achievement.‐ MovieWeb
Read More | Posted Mar 30, 2017
3/5 61% The Zookeeper's Wife (2017) The Zookeeper's Wife is deeply emotional and visceral, but fails to reach the bar set by better examples of the genre. Jessica Chastain and Johan Heldenbergh deliver sublime performances.‐ MovieWeb
Read More | Posted Mar 29, 2017
3/5 16% CHIPS (2017) CHiPs is hilarious. Dax Shepard and Michael Pena breathe life into the tired and stale buddy cop genre. I laughed myself silly from start to finish.‐ MovieWeb
Read More | Posted Mar 23, 2017
2.5/5 46% Saban's Power Rangers (2017) Power Ranges surprisingly captures teen angst in an effective way. There is an edge to the characters that lead to unexpected moments.‐ MovieWeb
Read More | Posted Mar 22, 2017
3.5/5 78% T2 Trainspotting (2017) Director Danny Boyle recaptures lightning in a bottle. T2 Trainspotting is a vivid, frenetic sequel to the cult classic that made Ewan McGregor a star. ‐ MovieWeb
Read More | Posted Mar 14, 2017
3/5 76% Kong: Skull Island (2017) Kong fans rejoice. Skull Island delivers the monster beat down exactly as promised. ‐ MovieWeb
Read More | Posted Mar 9, 2017
3/5 71% Beauty and the Beast (2017) Beauty and the Beast is a lavish spectacle. The major drawback is the total lack of surprise. The film is well made, but plays out exactly as expected.‐ MovieWeb
Read More | Posted Mar 3, 2017
3/5 24% Table 19 (2017) Table 19 is a sweet and quirky comedy with a lot of heart. The ensemble cast shines in this tale of loners finding friendship.‐ MovieWeb
Read More | Posted Mar 2, 2017
4/5 99% Get Out (2017) Get Out is an absolutely brilliant and original horror film. Imagine a devilishly twisted update of Guess Who's Coming to Dinner. Get Out is scary, laugh out loud funny, and an inspired satire of interracial relationships. ‐ MovieWeb
Read More | Posted Feb 23, 2017
3.5/5 92% Logan (2017) Logan is a dark and thrilling finale for Wolverine. Director James Mangold brings stark realism to the comic genre.‐ MovieWeb
Read More | Posted Feb 19, 2017
3/5 35% The Great Wall (2017) Zhang Yimou's The Great Wall is a sleek monster film that befits the artistry of its director. It's action packed, beautifully shot, and much more humorous than expected.‐ MovieWeb
Read More | Posted Feb 16, 2017
1.5/5 9% Fifty Shades Darker (2017) Fifty Shades Darker is not a comedy. Or at least I think it's not supposed to be funny. The sequel to Fifty Shades of Grey is borderline farcical.‐ MovieWeb
Read More | Posted Feb 9, 2017
3.5/5 90% The Lego Batman Movie (2017) Director Chris McKay takes the Dark Knight on a riotous, heartfelt new adventure. The LEGO Batman Movie is hilarious. Adults and children alike are going to be rolling in the aisles.‐ MovieWeb
Read More | Posted Feb 6, 2017
2/5 17% The Space Between Us (2017) Science fiction meets young adult romance in the mostly forgettable The Space Between Us. The film has an interesting premise, but suffers from poor direction and a meandering script. ‐ MovieWeb
Read More | Posted Feb 3, 2017
2/5 42% Gold (2017) McConaughey's latest is no treasure.‐ MovieWeb
Read More | Posted Feb 2, 2017
2.5/5 71% Justice League Dark (2017) Justice League Dark is worthy of the R-rating. It's markedly violent and truly dwells in the mystical realm, but is burdened by an overly intricate plot with multiple characters.‐ MovieWeb
Read More | Posted Jan 27, 2017
2.5/5 43% xXx: Return of Xander Cage (2017) Waif thin, scantily clad girls and chiseled dudes rain destruction on hapless baddies. xXx: Return of Xander Cage is an eye-candy action flick, pure and simple.‐ MovieWeb
Read More | Posted Jan 19, 2017
3/5 75% Split (2017) James McAvoy is a one man show here. He gives a psychopathic tour de force performance. Split is M. Night Shyamalan's best film in fifteen years.‐ MovieWeb
Read More | Posted Jan 19, 2017
3.5/5 93% Hidden Figures (2017) Three women of color transcended the boundaries of their time. They rose above a segregated, sexist society to show that intellect is color blind and gender neutral. Hidden Figures is a long overdue story.‐ MovieWeb
Read More | Posted Jan 7, 2017
2.5/5 31% Passengers (2016) Passengers starts off with an interesting premise. Instead of capitalizing on its strong start, it peters away into science-fiction and romance convention.‐ MovieWeb
Read More | Posted Dec 20, 2016
4.5/5 93% La La Land (2016) La La Land is a beautiful, inspired film. Ryan Gosling and Emma Stone will leave you with a bounce in your step and love in your hearts. ‐ MovieWeb
Read More | Posted Dec 17, 2016
4/5 85% Rogue One: A Star Wars Story (2016) Lucasfilm has outdone themselves. They've delivered a thrilling installment that embodies the best of Star Wars. Rogue One surpasses every expectation.‐ MovieWeb
Read More | Posted Dec 13, 2016
2.5/5 41% Office Christmas Party (2016) Office Christmas Party has just enough laughs to nudge a positive recommendation. Jillian Bell is hilarious. She steals the show from the all-star cast of comedy veterans. ‐ MovieWeb
Read More | Posted Dec 8, 2016
4/5 89% Jackie (2016) Natalie Portman is stunning as Jacqueline Kennedy in the aftermath of her husband's assassination. Chilean Director Pablo Larrain crafts a sublimely artistic and intimate portrayal of her struggle. ‐ MovieWeb
Read More | Posted Dec 2, 2016
3/5 60% Allied (2016) Allied is the date movie to see this Thanksgiving. It's a thematically dark story and a solid romance. Marion Cotillard and Brad Pitt are a dynamic duo. ‐ MovieWeb
Read More | Posted Nov 23, 2016
2.5/5 23% Bad Santa 2 (2016) Bad Santa 2 is as gloriously raunchy as the original, you will laugh yourself into the ground.‐ MovieWeb
Read More | Posted Nov 21, 2016
3/5 73% Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them (2016) Newt Scamander doesn't have the charm or gravitas of Harry Potter, but Fantastic Beasts still proves to be an enthralling expereince.‐ MovieWeb
Read More | Posted Nov 16, 2016
3.5/5 71% Bleed For This (2016) Bleed For This is an inspirational knockout. Miles Teller is proving to be a supremely versatile actor.‐ MovieWeb
Read More | Posted Nov 13, 2016
4/5 93% Arrival (2016) Arrival is unlike any science fiction film you have seen. It builds like a slow boil into a deeply cerebral, emotionally expansive journey. ‐ MovieWeb
Read More | Posted Nov 8, 2016
4/5 87% Hacksaw Ridge (2016) Hacksaw Ridge is a parable of how values can keep you strong in the worst of places. Mel Gibson returns to directing greatness. Andrew Garfield will be a strong contender for the Best Actor Oscar.‐ MovieWeb
Read More | Posted Nov 2, 2016
4/5 90% Doctor Strange (2016) Doctor Strange will obliterate your expectations. It is an enormously entertaining film; a rousing cinematic adventure loaded with stunning visual effects.‐ MovieWeb
Read More | Posted Oct 27, 2016
2/5 19% Inferno (2016) Inferno is an entirely illogical thriller filled with historical babble and endless chases. The third time is certainly not the charm for Director Ron Howard and Tom Hanks.‐ MovieWeb
Read More | Posted Oct 26, 2016
3.5/5 76% In a Valley of Violence (2016) Taissa Farmiga and John Travolta are excellent in Ti West's brilliant pulp western, In a Valley of Violence. The set-up is simple, really as straightforward as it gets; but the execution is damned entertaining. ‐ MovieWeb
Read More | Posted Oct 21, 2016
2/5 52% The Accountant (2016) Ben Affleck's numbers just don't add up in The Accountant.‐ MovieWeb
Read More | Posted Oct 13, 2016
4.5/5 95% The Handmaiden (Ah-ga-ssi) (2016) Park Chan-wook's The Handmaiden is a chef-d'oeuvre of intrigue and erotica. It is a sumptuously artistic tale, exquisitely shot, that will leave you breathless.‐ MovieWeb
Read More | Posted Oct 12, 2016