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Katie Walsh

Katie Walsh
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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
2.5/4 81% Mid90s (2018) explores the violent initiations of boys into manhood against the backdrop of a laid-back LA skate shop crew... quickly, this coming-of-age film becomes body horror.‐ Tribune News Service
Read More | Posted Oct 17, 2018
4/4 99% Can You Ever Forgive Me? (2018) Although the title begs forgiveness, it's laced with a sense of Israel's signature biting sarcasm. Can you forgive her for trying? Can you forgive her for surviving? The real question is: Can she ever forgive us, for underestimating her worth?‐ Tribune News Service
Read More | Posted Oct 17, 2018
81% Sadie (2018) Schloss owns "Sadie" in a finely-tuned performance of a girl learning her own power and the consequences of her actions.‐ Los Angeles Times
Read More | Posted Oct 15, 2018
44% Goosebumps 2: Haunted Halloween (2018) This is a kid-friendly monster mash, but it's truly no graveyard smash. ‐ Tribune News Service
Read More | Posted Oct 15, 2018
72% Bad Times at the El Royale (2018) Every puzzle piece clicks together smoothly, and while there is joy in watching everything fit, the film feels like there's something missing. It lacks true substance. It's all aesthetics, no guts. But damn if the "Bad Times" aren't beautiful to watch.‐ Tribune News Service
Read More | Posted Oct 15, 2018
59% The Oath (2018) Wants to have its pie and eat it too - lobbing political hand grenades and then running away, refusing to engage in the consequences the scenarios set up.‐ Los Angeles Times
Read More | Posted Oct 15, 2018
71% Stella's Last Weekend (2018) It's a loose and chatty affair, leaning on on a lifetime of familial riffing.‐ Los Angeles Times
Read More | Posted Oct 15, 2018
40% Shine (2018) It's disappointing when the electrifying dance numbers are jettisoned for the lackluster story. ‐ Los Angeles Times
Read More | Posted Oct 11, 2018
89% MATANGI/MAYA/M.I.A. (2018) Inspires deep respect for the fierce and independent artist she is.‐ Los Angeles Times
Read More | Posted Oct 3, 2018
2.5/4 30% Venom (2018) It's a mess, but wow, is it ever a fun, fascinating mess. ‐ Tribune News Service
Read More | Posted Oct 2, 2018
4/4 90% A Star Is Born (2018) A blockbuster romance that looks and feels like an indie film, all in service of an expression of pure love.‐ Tribune News Service
Read More | Posted Oct 2, 2018
No Score Yet Queercore: How To Punk A Revolution (2018) Leyser's film is an important document capturing the influence of queercore, an underground movement that enjoys life on the fringes, where identifying as an anti-establishment "arty weirdo" is just as important as sexuality.‐ Los Angeles Times
Read More | Posted Sep 28, 2018
88% All About Nina (2018) Vives' filmmaking is confident, threading the needle on some emotionally complex scenes, but the film works because of Winstead's bravura performance, taking Nina to a place of raw, deep emotional honesty. ‐ Los Angeles Times
Read More | Posted Sep 28, 2018
2.5/4 75% Smallfoot (2018) "Smallfoot" follows a familiar path, it's what it does with the journey that makes it worth watching. ‐ Tribune News Service
Read More | Posted Sep 25, 2018
No Score Yet Barren Trees (2018) The primary characters and setting of "Barren Trees" are solid, but the overly complicated storytelling falters.‐ Los Angeles Times
Read More | Posted Sep 21, 2018
1.5/4 11% Life Itself (2018) The worst thing about Life Itself is not that it is emotionally sadistic. It's just how much it wants to be emotionally sadistic, while missing the mark by a mile.‐ Los Angeles Times
Read More | Posted Sep 20, 2018
71% Assassination Nation (2018) Dude really tried to mansplain the virgin/whore paradigm in the midst of this exploitative claptrap.‐ Los Angeles Times
Read More | Posted Sep 20, 2018
66% The House with a Clock in Its Walls (2018) There's something missing from "The House with a Clock in Its Walls." It's weightless... all style, no heft‐ Tribune News Service
Read More | Posted Sep 18, 2018
1.5/4 11% Life Itself (2018) The worst thing about "Life Itself" is not that it is emotionally sadistic. It's just how much it wants to be emotionally sadistic, while simultaneously missing the mark by a mile. ‐ Tribune News Service
Read More | Posted Sep 18, 2018
39% Unbroken: Path to Redemption (2018) Unnecessarily prolonged, and a fussy addition to a film about Zamperini that already exists.‐ Los Angeles Times
Read More | Posted Sep 15, 2018
2/4 64% Lizzie (2018) It could use an operatic high note, or even a truly deep dark night of the soul, some oscillation in the levels. But the film reflects the evenness with which Sevigny portrays the unflappable Lizzie, cool as a cucumber all the way to court.‐ Los Angeles Times
Read More | Posted Sep 15, 2018
3/4 85% A Simple Favor (2018) As bright and bracing as an ice-cold gin martini with a lemon twist, and just as satisfying.‐ Los Angeles Times
Read More | Posted Sep 13, 2018
3/5 59% White Boy Rick (2018) Merritt is charming, authentic and incredibly watchable.‐ Tribune News Service
Posted Sep 13, 2018
100% Pick of the Litter (2018) A complete delight, a much-needed balm for the soul. ‐ Los Angeles Times
Read More | Posted Sep 13, 2018
3.5/5 54% The Wind (2018) While some of the story elements are missing or thin, Tammi demonstrates a real knack for visual storytelling and mood; balancing tone and pace while pulling off some very creepy moments.‐ Nerdist
Read More | Posted Sep 12, 2018
4/5 88% First Man (2018) In making the story intimate, closely-focused, and human-oriented, Chazelle reminds us in First Man just what an amazing accomplishment walking on the moon was.‐ Nerdist
Read More | Posted Sep 10, 2018
3.5/5 20% Nekrotronic (2018) Nekrotronic feels like Quentin Tarantino had been watching a lot of Edgar Wright and Wachowski movies, and then decided to make a Ghostbusters film.‐ Nerdist
Read More | Posted Sep 10, 2018
4/5 80% Halloween (2018) For all of the deep and fascinating semiotic analysis of this film, it's also just a great Halloween movie. ‐ Nerdist
Read More | Posted Sep 9, 2018
3/5 65% Beautiful Boy (2018) The film holds you at arm's length, never quite letting you all the way in, never fully showing the ugliest or rawest moments... Van Groeningen takes an extremely granular approach to non-linear storytelling that works until it doesn't.‐ Nerdist
Read More | Posted Sep 9, 2018
66% Sierra Burgess Is a Loser (2018) The smart script and butterfly-inducing romance captures those sweet moments of falling in love - whether it's with your crush, or even better, with a friend.‐ Los Angeles Times
Read More | Posted Sep 7, 2018
33% The Predator (2018) Black may be a part of this franchise's origins, but as the messy, chaotic, and convoluted The Predator proves, he's not the right filmmaker to shepherd this property to its next evolution.‐ Nerdist
Read More | Posted Sep 7, 2018
1.5/5 10% Peppermint (2018) Just because the vigilante happens to be America's PTA mom, Garner doesn't make the wanton displays of unchecked violence any less icky.‐ New York Daily News
Read More | Posted Sep 6, 2018
2.5/4 26% The Nun (2018) It's lush, operatic, hardcore Catholic horror from the depths of "The Omen" and "The Exorcist," with hints of Michael Powell and Emeric Pressburger's "Black Narcissus," washed with medieval overtones. And it's a total, screaming blast.‐ Tribune News Service
Read More | Posted Sep 5, 2018
2.5/5 30% Kin (2018) Kin proves to not be one thing or the other, defying any clear genre or demographic boundaries. It's not a blockbuster or a heroic young adult tale, just a devastatingly sad and terrible story...‐ Tribune News Service
Read More | Posted Aug 31, 2018
2.5/4 93% Searching (2018) The film does take a few too many turns on its journey. The end feels rushed, outlandish and possibly even reshot‐ Tribune News Service
Posted Aug 24, 2018
No Score Yet Dead Envy (2018) Interesting for the way it plays off of Di Nardo's backstory, but this lightweight stalker-thriller doesn't deliver much else‐ Los Angeles Times
Read More | Posted Aug 24, 2018
14% An L.A. Minute (2018) A profoundly tacky and misguided endeavor.‐ Los Angeles Times
Read More | Posted Aug 24, 2018
26% A.X.L. (2018) It's a boy and his dog story with elements of "Pretty in Pink," "Rad" and "The Wraith," and it's those references that kinda make this movie work.‐ Los Angeles Times
Read More | Posted Aug 24, 2018
100% The Wild Boys (Les garçons sauvages) (2018) an exciting sail on the waters of gender fluidity that energetically skewers any notion of the binary. ‐ Los Angeles Times
Read More | Posted Aug 24, 2018
3.5/4 92% Support the Girls (2018) Its light, sweetly frisky exterior and easygoing pace camouflages what a subtle and brilliant piece of bracing social commentary it is; a deft portrait of sisterhood existing under the thumb of capitalistic patriarchy. ‐ Tribune News Service
Posted Aug 22, 2018
1/4 22% The Happytime Murders (2018) Some mildly amusing ideas shouldn't be full-length feature films, and The Happytime Murders falls victim to that.‐ Tribune News Service
Read More | Posted Aug 22, 2018
No Score Yet Love is Tolerance -Tolerance is Love (2018) Has a vaguely infomercial feel, relying on broad platitudes about loving oneself and others, rather than diving deep into a specific story that may unearth new insights. The intentions are admirable, but the execution and ideas are far too vague.‐ Los Angeles Times
Read More | Posted Aug 20, 2018
96% To All the Boys I've Loved Before (2018) Centineo is the big beating heart at the center of the somewhat reserved "To All The Boys I've Loved Before." He's a lot like his character, bringing out the best in this love story.‐ Los Angeles Times
Read More | Posted Aug 17, 2018
2/4 80% Alpha (2018) You know Sheila the She-Wolf from "Glow" on Netflix? "Alpha" would be her favorite movie. ‐ Tribune News Service
Posted Aug 16, 2018
2/4 25% Mile 22 (2018) A riot of nearly incomprehensible editing, a violent melee of intertwining scenes, shots, characters, formats and timelines, straining the limits of coherence and cogency.‐ Tribune News Service
Read More | Posted Aug 16, 2018
3/4 45% The Meg (2018) The film delivers on that silly-stupid-summer-fun promise, while also exceeding expectations in terms of action and set-pieces‐ Tribune News Service
Posted Aug 13, 2018
3.5/4 92% Crazy Rich Asians (2018) "Crazy Rich Asians" is about so much more than just Rachel and Nick's love story. It's about Rachel fully inhabiting her power, which means embracing her life story: her parentage, where she comes from, her values and the forces that shaped them. ‐ Tribune News Service
Read More | Posted Aug 13, 2018
9/10 95% BlacKkKlansman (2018) A masterful tension of "I'm going to make you laugh, and I'm also going to make you feel really weird and uneasy".‐ What the Flick?!
Read More | Posted Aug 10, 2018
2/4 60% Dog Days (2018) "Dog Days" is in some ways a very strange movie, in the way it straddles the worlds of weirdo comedy and family-friendly ‐ Tribune News Service
Read More | Posted Aug 8, 2018
75% Never Goin' Back (2018) Anchored by a pair of effervescent and authentically lived-in performances from Mitchell and Morrone, "Never Goin' Back" is a sweaty, silly summer adventure, and a sincere shout-out to the power of best friendship.‐ Los Angeles Times
Read More | Posted Aug 8, 2018