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K. Austin Collins

K. Austin Collins
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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
98% McQueen (2018) The film's methods are familiar, but accordingly satisfying.‐ Vanity Fair
Read More | Posted Jul 20, 2018
55% Unfriended: Dark Web (2018) As the movie's scope gradually widens, the horrible conspiracy at its center grows so vast that it swallows all the characters up, and leaves discerning viewers as entertained and skeptical as they are shaken.‐ Vanity Fair
Read More | Posted Jul 19, 2018
51% Equalizer 2 (2018) The movie is a bog; Washington's merely wading through it.‐ Vanity Fair
Read More | Posted Jul 18, 2018
77% Don't Worry, He Won't Get Far on Foot (2018) Though the director and his sterling cast seem to get all the biographical details right, the soul is somehow missing.‐ Vanity Fair
Read More | Posted Jul 12, 2018
95% Sorry to Bother You (2018) In other words, Sorry to Bother You is a surreal ride.‐ Vanity Fair
Read More | Posted Jul 9, 2018
53% The First Purge (2018) Despite their significant flaws, what the Purge movies have shown us-what many movies with humble budgets, made to thrill rather than to win prestige respect, show us-is that genre fare is a ready-made social mirror.‐ Vanity Fair
Read More | Posted Jul 5, 2018
52% Woman Walks Ahead (2018) Weldon and Sitting Bull deserve better. So do we.‐ Vanity Fair
Read More | Posted Jun 29, 2018
64% Sicario: Day of the Soldado (2018) That's what's so disheartening: the movie dramatizes a peculiarly American, specifically 21st-century form of political violence-and flubs the politics.‐ Vanity Fair
Read More | Posted Jun 29, 2018
51% Superfly (2018) What's intriguing, and occasionally even thrilling, about Director X's movie is that it's also as unabashedly cheesy as the original.‐ Vanity Fair
Read More | Posted Jun 15, 2018
99% Won't You Be My Neighbor? (2018) That amalgam of talents and curiosities was perfectly manifest by Mister Rogers, a show that treated its kid audience like fully formed human beings rather than television-addled consumers-to-be.‐ Vanity Fair
Read More | Posted Jun 8, 2018
73% Adrift (2018) An entertaining film.‐ Vanity Fair
Read More | Posted Jun 1, 2018
94% First Reformed (2018) Schrader's film is a wise, shocking, intellectually prodigious masterpiece.‐ Vanity Fair
Read More | Posted May 21, 2018
71% Solo: A Star Wars Story (2018) It gets off to a slow, muddy, grimly predictable start-but Solo is ultimately, thankfully, one of the good ones.‐ Vanity Fair
Read More | Posted May 15, 2018
83% Deadpool 2 (2018) Unfortunately, two movies in, the Deadpool franchise has not only already run out of jokes-it's become everything it was supposed to hate.‐ Vanity Fair
Read More | Posted May 15, 2018
94% RBG (2018) The movie is never better than when it homes in on Ginsburg as a fierce legal mind, a rhetorical and logical force to be reckoned with.‐ Vanity Fair
Read More | Posted May 4, 2018
85% Let the Sunshine In (Un beau soleil intérieur) (2018) The movie is too smart to serve us a traditional happy ending-and too pure a romance to deny us the pleasure of one.‐ Vanity Fair
Read More | Posted May 4, 2018
46% Mrs. Hyde (Madame Hyde) (2018) Perhaps its greatest lesson isn't within the movie, but rather the fact of it: rather than revise a stale genre, burn it anew.‐ Vanity Fair
Read More | Posted Apr 26, 2018
33% I Feel Pretty (2018) I don't believe that the cure for our hashtag-flawless-obsessed culture is easy encouragement. But you don't have to save the world to make a good movie.‐ Vanity Fair
Read More | Posted Apr 20, 2018
95% Zama (2018) It's a tour de force, and Zama is the rare movie good enough to deserve it.‐ Vanity Fair
Read More | Posted Apr 19, 2018
97% The Rider (2018) The movie is soulful, elegant, filmed as often as not at the magic hour, when the sky is as broad as it is orange-yellow, and every nook of the world seems alight with possibility.‐ Vanity Fair
Read More | Posted Apr 17, 2018
95% A Quiet Place (2018) Krasinski may take it all very seriously, but that doesn't make it serious. I don't think that's the movie's intended takeaway, but as I laughed my way into the aisle after it was over, it was the only one that seemed to stick.‐ The Ringer
Read More | Posted Apr 5, 2018
73% Ready Player One (2018) Ready Player One may be a movie about the future, but it is damningly a product of our present.‐ The Ringer
Read More | Posted Mar 30, 2018
80% Unsane (2018) Unsane is easy to treat like a parlor trick, a movie more interesting for how Soderbergh is trying to disrupt the Hollywood system than for how entertaining it is. But it's Unsane's allergy to bigness that liberates it. ‐ The Ringer
Read More | Posted Mar 23, 2018
90% Isle of Dogs (2018) Wes Anderson's canine love story is a cultural crosscurrent-Japan by way of America by way of Japan-that maximizes the director's impeccable eye for clever curation.‐ The Ringer
Read More | Posted Mar 22, 2018
91% Love, Simon (2018) It's a premise that understands a the key takeaways of the closet, which is that sexuality is a valuable piece of intel. It's also a nice springboard for a few valuable life lessons about friendship and integrity, and a handful of strong performances.‐ The Ringer
Read More | Posted Mar 16, 2018
40% A Wrinkle in Time (2018) There's a good movie in here somewhere, but it's beset with too many obligations, and maybe too much in the way of expectations.‐ The Ringer
Read More | Posted Mar 9, 2018
45% 90th Academy Awards (2018) It was...settling back into being its normal, boring, pre-Moonlight self. The ceremony was too long, as always, and there were too many bits and too much huffing and puffing over the magic of movies, as always.‐ The Ringer
Read More | Posted Mar 6, 2018
97% Black Panther (2018) It's possible to love Black Panther but be conflicted, but still love it, but still be conflicted, all the while sharing in the unmitigated joy of its existence. ‐ The Ringer
Read More | Posted Feb 14, 2018
24% The 15:17 to Paris (2018) It has an epic fail of a screenplay which, in a curiously heavy-handed style, anchors the events in a morass of talk about destiny. It gives off the impression of being about Christian belief but with little sense of what that means for those involved.‐ The Ringer
Read More | Posted Feb 12, 2018
17% The Cloverfield Paradox (2018) Paradox is a dramatically indecisive, tonally convoluted, poorly written mess. ‐ The Ringer
Read More | Posted Feb 7, 2018
100% Paddington 2 (2018) It's a fun movie, within which lurks a poignant idea-and, yes, an oversimple one-about communities and their outsiders. ‐ The Ringer
Read More | Posted Jan 16, 2018
28% Proud Mary (2018) It's too aggressively mediocre for all that, and Henson, for her many merits otherwise, is encouraged to deliver a middling performance in kind. The movie knows what makes her worth watching. It simply doesn't know how to make itself equally worthy.‐ The Ringer
Read More | Posted Jan 16, 2018
32% Insidious: The Last Key (2018) The Last Key is sufficiently creepy. But it's worthwhile mostly for the chance to see Shaye. It's a great turn for an actress with the prowess of someone who's not only been here before - she's earned her seat at the table of the genre. ‐ The Ringer
Read More | Posted Jan 5, 2018
87% The Post (2018) It's your basic Spielberg master class, essentially, which is good enough reason to adore it, even despite the obvious corniness of its most democratically idealistic points.‐ The Ringer
Read More | Posted Dec 26, 2017
82% Molly's Game (2018) It's verbose, superficial, convoluted, and addictively watchable. In other words, it's another Aaron Sorkin project.‐ The Ringer
Read More | Posted Dec 26, 2017
77% All the Money in the World (2017) Despite the buzz around Christopher Plummer replacing Kevin Spacey as J. Paul Getty, Ridley Scott's kidnapping thriller is universally flat.‐ The Ringer
Read More | Posted Dec 21, 2017
91% Phantom Thread (2018) It's a movie about a rapid change of pace for the artist at its center, and, in its finest moments, that shift feels just as true of its maker.‐ The Ringer
Read More | Posted Dec 20, 2017
91% Star Wars: The Last Jedi (2017) This is a movie not only for Star Wars fans but also for fans of losing themselves in, and falling in love with, blockbuster movies. That's a feeling most Hollywood movies have forgotten-and The Last Jedi is here to make us remember it.‐ The Ringer
Read More | Posted Dec 12, 2017
89% I, Tonya (2018) The Tonya Harding biopic is a poignant sports chronicle, a domestic abuse story, and a riotous account of a dumb crime gone wrong. The best stuff, though, is the pure theater of the skating.‐ The Ringer
Read More | Posted Dec 6, 2017
92% The Shape of Water (2017) Del Toro has an eye for violence, kink, and dangerous desires, but his movies usually make me wish he were more willing to exploit them. He hasn't made a movie as interesting as his interests. The Shape of Water, for all of its beauty, is no different.‐ The Ringer
Read More | Posted Dec 6, 2017
91% The Disaster Artist (2017) The real genius of The Disaster Artist is its understanding of anti-genius.‐ The Ringer
Read More | Posted Nov 30, 2017
85% Darkest Hour (2017) Oldman is quite special, nevertheless. It's a performance that's as technically astonishing as it is, simply, fun to watch.‐ The Ringer
Read More | Posted Nov 29, 2017
95% Call Me by Your Name (2018) Call Me by Your Name makes you remember how it felt to realize, as you became an adult, that your best experiences are ephemeral-that by the time you recognize an experience for what it is, it's already a memory. ‐ The Ringer
Read More | Posted Nov 27, 2017
40% Justice League (2017) Another misshapen, boring franchise flick that may struggle to satisfy the studio, the filmmaker(s), and-most importantly-the audience‐ The Ringer
Read More | Posted Nov 15, 2017
38% I Love You, Daddy (2017) I first saw the movie in October. Even then, the movie felt like a bitterly ironic admission of guilt, a stupidly bold flirtation with his own impending exposure. ‐ The Ringer
Read More | Posted Nov 14, 2017
92% Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri (2017) The problem with most redemption narratives, besides the fact their emotional range seems calculated to win awards, is that they bask in the seeming paradoxes of their premise.‐ The Ringer
Read More | Posted Nov 8, 2017
99% Lady Bird (2017) Greta Gerwig's coming-of-age film is deft, joyous, and imaginatively sympathetic‐ The Ringer
Read More | Posted Nov 5, 2017
92% Thor: Ragnarok (2017) Thor: Ragnarok is the third movie in the Thor franchise, but it's the first in the series to give off the "What, me worry?" vibes that make the Guardians of the Galaxy movies worth the price of the admission.‐ The Ringer
Read More | Posted Nov 2, 2017
29% Suburbicon (2017) It's a complex, conflicted movie that is as well intentioned as it is ultimately meaningless.‐ The Ringer
Read More | Posted Oct 27, 2017
84% The Square (2017) Ruben Östlund's latest film skewers artists and their patrons, immigrants and natives, and even the homeless. But it exemplifies the kind of middle-class, middle-brow, liberal intellectualism it's supposed to be mocking.‐ The Ringer
Read More | Posted Oct 25, 2017