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Katherine Monk

Katherine Monk

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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
3.5/5 74% The Secret Life of Pets (2016) "At its deepest level, it's the stuff of Joseph Campbell with a flea collar. But on the surface, it's one long bit of observational comedy about pets... as good as comedy gets, given how much pleasure we derive from watching them do just about anything " ‐ Ex-Press.com
Posted Jul 8, 2016
4/5 90% Eat That Question: Frank Zappa in His Own Words (2016) "As the title suggests, this is Zappa in his own words. And because he was so articulate, and so witty, Eat That Question is a highly entertaining voyage that also reframes Zappa as a pop culture figure. " ‐ Ex-Press.com
Posted Jul 7, 2016
3.5/5 36% The Legend of Tarzan (2016) "...he's got a body rippling with defined muscle fiber, and director David Yates puts his bare chest front and centre - sans Spandex - in this latest intersection of Hollywood and vine. " ‐ Ex-Press.com
Posted Jul 7, 2016
3/5 73% The BFG (2016) "We're watching the story. We aren't necessarily feeling it, and for a kids' movie to really work magic - in a Frozen or Wall-E kind of way - we have to be standing on that suspension bridge of dread. " ‐ Ex-Press.com
Posted Jul 1, 2016
3/5 95% De Palma (2016) "By all measures, he's made it. Yet De Palma's rosy round face carries a hint of garden-troll darkness, an itch of bitterness that never quite blisters into a boil, but seethes beneath the skin all the same. " ‐ Ex-Press.com
Posted Jun 30, 2016
3.5/5 51% The Neon Demon (2016) "It's all metaphor: A dark musing on Western culture's worship of all things pretty, white, homogenized and.. Refn treats it the way a creative chef uses processed sugar, reducing it, dying it, and spinning it into twisted and colourful hard candy. " ‐ Ex-Press.com
Posted Jun 24, 2016
3/5 49% Genius (2016) "Using his trademark ability to blend dour disdain with puppy-eyed sympathy, Colin Firth forms an evenly weighted narrative footing as Perkins, while Jude Law indulges every thespian fibre in his body to push out pain and inspiration as Wolfe. " ‐ Ex-Press.com
Posted Jun 24, 2016
3/5 94% Finding Dory (2016) "Look what the tide brought in: The fish version of Memento. " ‐ Ex-Press.com
Posted Jun 24, 2016
3/5 43% Free State of Jones (2016) "It's just what happens when Americans make movies about the Civil War: They fall over themselves to make it feel holy, definitive, important, something akin to religion. " ‐ Ex-Press.com
Posted Jun 24, 2016
2.5/5 77% Popstar: Never Stop Never Stopping (2016) "We can indulge the fantasy and spurt of creativity for five minutes. But ninety minutes of stroking the same joke is putting your dick in a box, dragging it across a car window, and digging it six feet under. " ‐ Ex-Press.com
Posted Jun 2, 2016
3/5 30% Alice Through the Looking Glass (2016) "Just who does Johnny Depp think he is? ... Madonna, Lucille Ball or Ronald McDonald. Depp is supposed to be the draw... but as this second feature makes abundantly clear, he's the biggest liability because he feels so artificial. " ‐ Ex-Press.com
Posted May 27, 2016
4/5 48% X-Men: Apocalypse (2016) "Even though the movie is top-heavy as a result of all the set pieces, action spectacles, character arcs and back story infill, it still functions as a film unto itself because Singer never loses sight of the emotional stakes. " ‐ Ex-Press.com
Posted May 27, 2016
4/5 62% High-Rise (2016) "Human nature has never looked so real and so rancid, but Wheatley handles it all without gloves and traps us inside this aggregate concrete nightmare until we surrender to the vertiginous chaos, and accept the unflattering reflection. " ‐ Ex-Press.com
Posted May 21, 2016
3/5 43% The Angry Birds Movie (2016) "It feels like something Dali would have dreamed up after imbibing a bottle of absinthe and choking on a ham sandwich. " ‐ Ex-Press.com
Posted May 21, 2016
3.5/5 63% The Man Who Knew Infinity (2016) "Irons and Patel create a bit of magic with their mathematical dance, so even when Brown's script bogs down in cliché and the female characters are swept into the corner of every scene, the viewer has something meaty to process. " ‐ Ex-Press.com
Posted May 21, 2016
3/5 84% The Meddler (2016) "You can feel Scafaria's finger on the scale as she tries to tip the balance of sympathy in favour of Lori, her obvious alter ego, but Lori is such a self-indulgent sourpuss there's no contest. " ‐ Ex-Press.com
Posted May 21, 2016
2.5/5 90% Captain America: Civil War (2016) "Captain America: Civil War is the movie equivalent of the all-dressed potato chip: A junk food classic that can't be denied, but can never truly satisfy our desire for something original. " ‐ Ex-Press.com
Posted May 7, 2016
3.5/5 91% Green Room (2016) "It's a zombie movie - without zombies. Instead, Jeremy Saulnier's follow-up to Blue Ruin, his breakout piece of hillbilly genius, features a different brand of walking dead: neo-Nazi skinheads. " ‐ Ex-Press.com
Posted May 2, 2016
2/5 7% Mother's Day (2016) "It's one sit-com gag after another, and it's so tiresome, the only thing that holds your interest is the packaging: the perfectly ironed plaid shirts that Sudeikis sports in every scene and the high-end spandex supporting Aniston's cleavage... " ‐ Ex-Press.com
Posted Apr 30, 2016
3/5 69% A Hologram for the King (2016) "It's an easy metaphor with formulaic similarities to something sweet, like Salmon Fishing in the Yemen or Local Hero, only this Tom Tykwer movie misses the sweet spot and hits something tinny. " ‐ Ex-Press.com
Posted Apr 23, 2016
4/5 83% Hello, My Name is Doris (2016) "... thanks to Sally Field's sweet mix of drama and comedy, Hello, My Name is Doris is more than Pretty Woman on hormone replacement therapy, it strikes a universal note by exploring fear. " ‐ Ex-Press.com
Posted Apr 22, 2016
2.5/5 16% The Huntsman: Winter's War (2016) "The movie has so much clutter and gratuitous sparkle that it feels like something from Elvis's closet: a grand cape outfitted with gold, silver and femme fatales - but serves no purpose whatsoever. It just hangs there. " ‐ Ex-Press.com
Posted Apr 22, 2016
4/5 94% The Jungle Book (2016) "It's entertaining, but also suitably surreal: A fever dream from childhood where dark forces lurk in the blurred edges of the frame, but don't always manifest in the way you imagine. " ‐ Ex-Press.com
Posted Apr 15, 2016
3.5/5 90% The Clan (El Clan) (2016) "Glib is the word. Glib is the word that you heard. It's got groove, it's got meaning. And it perfectly describes The Clan. " ‐ Ex-Press.com
Posted Apr 13, 2016
2/5 22% The Boss (2016) "Some formulas shouldn't be tinkered with, and packing piss and vinegar into brownie mix is bound to leave a bad taste. " ‐ Ex-Press.com
Posted Apr 8, 2016
3/5 81% Chi-Raq (2015) "... stiff in all the wrong ways.... " ‐ Ex-Press.com
Posted Apr 1, 2016
3.5/5 46% Knight of Cups (2016) "It's an ad for Captain Morgan, on acid... " ‐ Ex-Press.com
Posted Mar 30, 2016
3.5/5 83% Midnight Special (2016) "With so many intriguing story elements presented in the first ten minutes, the viewer can rest assured the voyage is going to be interesting... but halfway through, you get the feeling this is going to be one of those movies that has no idea how to end. " ‐ Ex-Press.com
Posted Mar 29, 2016
2.5/5 27% Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice (2016) "They're like two celebrities having a Twitter fight, and while some of it is written with humour, most of it feels leaden - not just because the writing is monotonously earnest, but neither lead is capable of pulling it off the page and making it bounce. " ‐ Ex-Press.com
Posted Mar 25, 2016
2.5/5 33% The Bronze (2016) "As uncomfortable and awkward as a spread-eagled fall onto a balance beam, The Bronze keeps you watching out of sheer curiosity. It's the same tingle that travels up a rubbery neck when passing a car crash, a crushing sense of gratitude and gory caution. " ‐ Ex-Press.com
Posted Mar 21, 2016
2/5 13% The Divergent Series: Allegiant (2016) "...It's high school on sci-fi steroids-all the action revolves around the best-looking, most charismatic people in the population. " ‐ Ex-Press.com
Posted Mar 20, 2016
3.5/5 95% The Little Prince (2016) "It won't destroy your precious memories of Antoine de Saint-Exupéry's classic, but you may feel a frisson of betrayal in the final moments that forces you to scan the bookcase back home for the original. Just to recapture that alien feeling. " ‐ Ex-Press.com
Posted Mar 13, 2016
4/5 87% The Peanuts Movie (2015) "The movie knows where it lives: as a precious piece of nostalgia in the minds of grown-ups who cuddled up to Snoopy as kids. " ‐ Ex-Press.com
Posted Mar 8, 2016
1/5 26% London Has Fallen (2016) "The drama has all the nuance of machinegun fire and the plot has all the poetry of a tank. " ‐ Ex-Press.com
Posted Mar 5, 2016
3/5 68% Whiskey Tango Foxtrot (2016) "The whole thing feels booby-trapped. Almost every single expectation is greeted with a smile and a squeeze of gunfire as a rim shot. " ‐ Ex-Press.com
Posted Mar 4, 2016
4/5 68% The Danish Girl (2015) "Loved The Danish Girl. I hated Lili... " ‐ Ex-Press.com
Posted Mar 2, 2016
2/5 16% Gods Of Egypt (2016) "Gods. Superheroes. It's all popcorn in our eyes - which isn't just a sad tribute to poor Osiris, who gave us corn, it's a tragic statement on how we consume belief systems as entertainment. " ‐ Ex-Press.com
Posted Feb 29, 2016
3/5 54% Triple 9 (2016) "Harrelson hurls the large pile of characters, meaningless dialogue and narrative debris aside, and keeps you waiting for his next scene... Sadly, he's not around nearly enough. Nor is Winslet. " ‐ Ex-Press.com
Posted Feb 28, 2016
3.5/5 79% Where to Invade Next (2016) "The only real problem with Micheal Moore movies is Michael Moore. You know what I mean. His presence defines every single movie he makes and squashes any argument like a pillow beneath his big American cheeks. " ‐ Ex-Press.com
Posted Feb 27, 2016
3.5/5 61% Race (2016) "There's an invisible wink, a little nudge that acknowledges our 21st century gaze on 20th century events.... Everyone here wants to handle historical detail without being offensive. " ‐ Ex-Press.com
Posted Feb 24, 2016
3/5 44% True Story (2015) "Both characters are so deeply immersed in their own fabrications, any bid at genuine truth is doomed from the beginning. The best part is: We don't care, because we're not expected to like either one. " ‐ Ex-Press.com
Posted Feb 19, 2016
2/5 49% How To Be Single (2016) "It's all so tediously presented as a shallow comedy cocktail, with a rim of salty humor and a twist of subversive edge, that midway through the film I wanted a martini glass to hurl at the screen. " ‐ Ex-Press.com
Posted Feb 17, 2016
4/5 84% Deadpool (2016) "The plot is tragically tedious and predictable... But the denouement is a complete delight thanks to Reynolds, who acrobatically defies the gravitas of Superman while letting his natural charm ooze through the suit. " ‐ Ex-Press.com
Posted Feb 10, 2016
3/5 92% The Lady In The Van (2015) "...we are essentially watching Alan Bennett's own metamorphosis from book-bound dramatist to soulful playwright... From a place of fear and an obsession with appearances, we watch him find a whole new view of the world through her broken windows. " ‐ Ex-Press.com
Posted Feb 5, 2016
3/5 63% The Finest Hours (2016) "The Finest Hours feels a lot like The Perfect Storm, In the Heart of the Sea, The Poseidon Adventure and just a hint of Gilligan's Island all rolled into one sticky piece of salt water toffee. " ‐ Ex-Press.com
Posted Jan 29, 2016
1/5 11% Dirty Grandpa (2016) "...feels like something you'd find next to a used condom and a discarded can of Red Bull. " ‐ Ex-Press.com
Posted Jan 22, 2016
3.5/5 No Score Yet Amy Schumer: Live From the Apollo "It doesn't really matter if half the act is already familiar. Amy Schumer is the kind of woman capable of multiples, allowing the same joke to ripple through the body of her routine several times over. " ‐ Ex-Press.com
Posted Jan 18, 2016
3.5/5 61% Concussion (2015) "If you think about it, Concussion has a killer comic cast, and it's probably why this manly melodrama narrowly escapes Landesman's heavy hand. The cast curls the edge of tragedy just enough to let us feel the human condition in all its screwed up wonder. " ‐ Ex-Press.com
Posted Jan 16, 2016
4/5 92% Anomalisa (2015) "They show us bad hotel sex after too much drinking. It's the most classic of pedestrian sins, but the duo captures it so realistically, that we can only stare and wonder: Do we all look this pathetic in god's eyes? " ‐ Ex-Press.com
Posted Jan 16, 2016
2/5 10% The Forest (2016) "Relying more on mood than blood, special effects and frenetic action, first-time director Jason Zada makes a wise decision to turn The Forest into a psychological thriller. He puts Dormer (Game of Thrones) front and center, then strips her character down. " ‐ Ex-Press.com
Posted Jan 10, 2016
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