Katherine Monk Movie Reviews & Previews - Rotten Tomatoes

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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
3.5/5 54% The To Do List (2013) It's... got more insight and honesty behind its use of expletives than any other piece of writing to hit the screen this summer, and as a result, the humour finds different layers to bounce through.‐ Canada.com
Read More | Posted Jul 25, 2013
3/5 85% Sightseers (2013) It's definitely not for everyone, but if you can stand the stink of the human condition, Sightseers will linger in the lobes of your imagination long enough to make you laugh.‐ Canada.com
Read More | Posted Jul 19, 2013
4/5 94% The Hunt (Jagten) (2013) A subtle piece of moral drama crowned by a truly beautiful performance from Mikkelsen, The Hunt puts every one of us in the crosshairs.‐ Canada.com
Read More | Posted Jul 19, 2013
3.5/5 99% 20 Feet From Stardom (2013) 20 Feet From Stardom will be highly entertaining to anyone who ever let a needle drop into a '70s-era groove.‐ Canada.com
Read More | Posted Jul 19, 2013
4/5 40% Only God Forgives (2013) Only God Forgives often looks silly and sad, but in Refn's surreal universe, silly, sad and selfishly stupid is synonymous with artistic success.‐ Canada.com
Read More | Posted Jul 19, 2013
3.5/5 67% Turbo (2013) An underdog story with a slime trail all its own.‐ Canada.com
Read More | Posted Jul 18, 2013
3.5/5 71% Pacific Rim (2013) It's a clunky piece of irony, but Pacific Rim is a celebration of analog made possible by digital technology.‐ Canada.com
Read More | Posted Jul 12, 2013
4/5 98% Blackfish (2013) What makes Gabriela Cowperthwaite's documentary about this particular tragedy so compelling is the way it forces us to re-evaluate our initial perception of the whole narrative, as well as our relationship to the natural world as a whole.‐ Canada.com
Read More | Posted Jul 12, 2013
3/5 65% Unfinished Song (2013) Unfinished Song is easy to swallow and entirely void of awkward lumps. It even nourishes the soul at some base level thanks to the superlative performances from the highly laurelled cast.‐ Canada.com
Read More | Posted Jul 11, 2013
2.5/5 84% The Way Way Back (2013) All they needed to do was give Rockwell and James a couple of tender moments together that didn't feel like a Big Brothers training video, or a Dane Cook monologue.‐ Canada.com
Read More | Posted Jul 11, 2013
1/5 46% I'm So Excited! (2013) A sex comedy set on a mechanically challenged airliner, this movie featuring an ensemble of Spanish heavyweights pushes the envelope of good taste on the premise alone because it's hard to make a doomed plane funny, especially without Leslie Nielsen.‐ Canada.com
Read More | Posted Jul 11, 2013
3.5/5 55% Some Girl(s) (2013) Neil LaBute may be the bravest writer currently working in motion pictures because he writes male characters who are undeniably loathsome.‐ Canada.com
Read More | Posted Jun 28, 2013
3/5 90% Storm Surfers 3D (2013) It's dramatic, visually arresting and features two pretty interesting guys who love life, but it always feels safe and just a little predictable.‐ Canada.com
Read More | Posted Jun 28, 2013
3.5/5 87% Hannah Arendt (2013) Hannah Arendt succeeds at articulating the complex ideas that defined the subject's life, which makes the movie a lingering intellectual exercise as well as an eye-opening examination of 20th century thought.‐ Canada.com
Read More | Posted Jun 21, 2013
1/5 89% Fill the Void (2013) Like suffocating beneath a thick layer of protective plastic, Fill the Void feels like slow death.‐ Canada.com
Read More | Posted Jun 21, 2013
3/5 92% Frances Ha (2013) As long as you remember to laugh, Frances Ha is a tolerable experience. Forget the "ha ha" and Frances Ha is beyond unbearable. I found this an odd and often frustrating truth, but it's what makes Noah Baumbach's new movie a success.‐ Canada.com
Read More | Posted Jun 21, 2013
3/5 66% World War Z (2013) It's not too scary. It's not too gory, and it's not too sad. It's entirely satisfactory summer entertainment without much on its mind except distraction.‐ Canada.com
Read More | Posted Jun 20, 2013
3/5 85% Much Ado About Nothing (2013) Even in black and white, there is little contrast, no edge, no dagger of meaning, it's just a bunch of great actors getting all dressed up and putting on a show for those seeking romantic solace, and an earful of old words with a hint of wisdom.‐ Canada.com
Read More | Posted Jun 14, 2013
3/5 75% The East (2013) It just sits there looking sexy as it gives the viewer a crash course in civil disobedience and anti-corporate rhetoric -- as delivered by self-righteous 20-somethings. That's actually not as painful as it sounds.‐ Canada.com
Read More | Posted Jun 14, 2013
4/5 84% Dirty Wars (2013) His [Scahill] betrayal at the overall ambivalence of an entire population is what gives this movie teeth.‐ Canada.com
Read More | Posted Jun 14, 2013
4/5 98% Before Midnight (2013) Not since the 1950s, and movies such as The Best Years of Our Lives, have we seen such an adult treatment of long-term relationships in American cinema, all of which makes Before Midnight as refreshing as it is smart, and as bold as love itself.‐ Canada.com
Read More | Posted Jun 6, 2013
3/5 38% The Purge (2013) It's the morality play beneath it all that makes us care about the Sandins -- and about The Purge -- because in the darkest corners of this survival story, we can see the monster. And it looks like us.‐ Canada.com
Read More | Posted Jun 6, 2013
3/5 35% The Internship (2013) These are not the smarmy frat-boys who've dominated the comic marquee for the past two decades with jiggle jokes and genital gags: These are two grown men who are capable of love, commitment and humility.‐ Canada.com
Read More | Posted Jun 6, 2013
3.5/5 90% Beyond The Hills (2013) Like Cristian Mungiu's previous efforts, Beyond the Hills is an impressive piece of dramatic work that bravely addresses the bigger blank spots on the human canvas. And like his previous efforts, Beyond the Hills is practically impossible to recommend.‐ Canada.com
Read More | Posted May 31, 2013
3/5 No Score Yet The Resurrection Of Tony Gitone (2013) Though this movie seems to ramble like an old lush and has a habit of walking into the corner, Ciccoritti is actually pulling off a subtle -- if purposefully clumsy -- ballet.‐ Canada.com
Read More | Posted May 31, 2013
3/5 41% The English Teacher (2013) In short, The English Teacher is nothing fancy. It's a compromise made in the interest of good taste, and while that may not stand the test of time, it proves easy in the moment.‐ Canada.com
Read More | Posted May 31, 2013
3.5/5 73% Pieta (2013) A gangster story with a latent conscience.‐ Canada.com
Read More | Posted May 31, 2013
2.5/5 50% The Lesser Blessed (2013) It's an undeniably noble effort from all involved, but the dreary denouement makes viewer feel lesser than blessed.‐ Canada.com
Read More | Posted May 31, 2013
3/5 26% Erased (2013) Eckhart's cold blue eyes, sturdy, unsuspecting frame and his chiselled, pointy Doberman features stir a sense of murky mystery that fit the role particularly well and add extra juice to some rather overcooked scenes.‐ Canada.com
Read More | Posted May 30, 2013
6% All About Steve (2009) A head-scratcher of a comedy starring the increasingly enigmatic Sandra Bullock.‐ Canada.com
Read More | Posted May 28, 2013
3/5 75% Love Is All You Need (2013) The movie seems to drift instead of sail. But when you're a grown-up, you realize it's not about the destination, but the journey.‐ Canada.com
Read More | Posted May 24, 2013
3.5/5 65% Epic (2013) Thanks to some sweet vocal contributions from Seyfried and Farrell, as well as Chris O'Dowd, who alongside Pitbull brings magic to his slimy-but-noble character, the movie finds great comic touches that will keep the grown-ups amused and the kids rapt.‐ Canada.com
Read More | Posted May 24, 2013
2/5 21% The Hangover Part III (2013) Not even the elaborate stunt sequences offer much suspense because it all feels contrived and computer-generated.‐ Canada.com
Read More | Posted May 24, 2013
3.5/5 97% Mud (2013) Carefully crafting films that fly just below the political radar, director-writer Jeff Nichols is slowly, but surely, reweaving the fabric of the American dream.‐ Canada.com
Read More | Posted May 16, 2013
3.5/5 85% Star Trek Into Darkness (2013) Star Trek Into Darkness still has the explosive power of high-end entertainment. And it features some crafty allusions to other movies in the genre, but it's as artful as a shotgun blast. It hits the mark, but shreds the entire target.‐ Canada.com
Read More | Posted May 15, 2013
3/5 52% At Any Price (2013) It's an overly thought-out, but often beautiful, attempt to throw a mirror up to the new face of America, where things look familiar, but prove entirely unrecognizable.‐ Canada.com
Read More | Posted May 10, 2013
3.5/5 57% Blackbird (2013) This debut feature from Nova Scotia filmmaker Jason Buxton offers a series of subtle revelations that challenge expectation without a hint of soapbox grandstanding or raging primal screams.‐ Canada.com
Read More | Posted May 10, 2013
3/5 94% Room 237 (2013) It has the same entertainment value as listening to a late-night radio host indulge his listeners on Roswell, Area 51 and 9/11. Everything sounds completely crackers, until it all makes crazy sense.‐ Canada.com
Read More | Posted May 10, 2013
3/5 80% Iron Man 3 (2013) Tony still has all his fleshy angles, but his manly arsenal feels a lot smaller than it did before.‐ Canada.com
Read More | Posted May 2, 2013
3/5 94% Still Mine (2013) Slow and meticulously crafted, Still Mine wins points for finding the right pace to play out this story of old traditions versus new rules, youth versus decrepitude, and loving denial versus responsible acceptance.‐ Canada.com
Read More | Posted May 2, 2013
2.5/5 55% The Company You Keep (2013) No matter how much slack you cut it, The Company You Keep never quite lives up to expectation.‐ Canada.com
Read More | Posted Apr 26, 2013
1/5 7% The Big Wedding (2013) There isn't a single component of this entirely tedious exercise that hasn't been seen before, including the plot itself.‐ Canada.com
Read More | Posted Apr 26, 2013
3/5 67% Revolution (2013) As a piece of timely, well-researched propaganda, it does what it had to do, and forces the viewer to make a latex mould of one's own footprint and take responsibility for our own part in creating an over-trodden planet.‐ Canada.com
Read More | Posted Apr 18, 2013
2.5/5 40% Stevie Nicks: In Your Dreams (2013) For all the generic filmmaking device, In Your Dreams is not a generic experience because Stevie Nicks is not your average pop star.‐ Canada.com
Read More | Posted Apr 18, 2013
3.5/5 97% Ernest & Célestine (2014) Ernest & Celestine deals with the timeless themes of childhood through a kaleidoscope of inculcated fear.‐ Canada.com
Read More | Posted Apr 18, 2013
3/5 No Score Yet Becoming Redwood (2012) In every teary exchange and pregnant pause, Becoming Redwood is desperately striving for heart. And in the end, this much arbour ardour is bound to win you over.‐ Canada.com
Read More | Posted Apr 18, 2013
3/5 46% To The Wonder (2013) This latest Terrence Malick piece will make you wonder about a lot of things as your mind wanders through the nooks and crannies of his spinning labyrinth of textures and fragmented narrative.‐ Canada.com
Read More | Posted Apr 18, 2013
4.5/5 87% The Dark Knight Rises (2012) Every facet of this impressive piece reaffirms the same thematic gristle as it forces the viewer to chew on the notion of personal responsibility.‐ Canada.com
Read More | Posted Apr 12, 2013
3/5 64% Love, Marilyn (2012) By the end of the film, we learn just about everything about Monroe was self-created, which somehow makes the eventual self-destruction a little more understandable, and her life story a cautionary meditation on the booby-traps of celebrity.‐ Canada.com
Read More | Posted Apr 5, 2013
3.5/5 62% Evil Dead (2013) The minute you see the electric knife slicing into some bloody roast beef, you know The Evil Dead is piercing the right vein of genre horror.‐ Canada.com
Read More | Posted Apr 5, 2013