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Ken Hanke

Ken Hanke

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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
3/5 65% Krampus (2015) "Not an outright disaster by any means, but neither is this seasonal horror picture anything to get excited about. " ‐ Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)
Posted Dec 8, 2015
2/5 77% The Good Dinosaur (2015) "If you're old enough to read this, you're probably too old for the very thin story being told in Pixar's latest. " ‐ Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)
Posted Dec 3, 2015
4/5 24% Victor Frankenstein (2015) "There's enough here that is both fresh and keyed in to the heritage of Frankenstein legacy to make Victor Frankenstein very worthwhile. That it also has something on its mind is even better. " ‐ Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)
Posted Dec 3, 2015
3/5 73% Suffragette (2015) "A well-intentioned, large, brown movie that's inclined to be rather dull " ‐ Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)
Posted Nov 22, 2015
4/5 65% Spectre (2015) "Either a return to form, a winking homage to the whole series, or a dumbing down of the angsty, introspective Bond of the Daniel Craig era. Choose up sides. " ‐ Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)
Posted Nov 22, 2015
3.5/5 94% Room (2015) "Highly-acclaimed -- and admittedly unusual -- tale that doesn't live up to its premise or its reception. " ‐ Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)
Posted Nov 22, 2015
5/5 96% Spotlight (2015) "Works as history, as justification for the value of real journalism and as a still relevant cautionary tale on the perils of willful ignorance. " ‐ Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)
Posted Nov 22, 2015
3.5/5 44% The 33 (2015) "The film seems less the problem than the idea that the story could, and should, be dramatized. " ‐ Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)
Posted Nov 22, 2015
.5/5 19% Love the Coopers (2015) "The cinematic equivalent of being deluged with fruitcake batter while an Osmond Family Christmas record plays on an endless loop. " ‐ Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)
Posted Nov 22, 2015
2.5/5 45% Scouts Guide to the Zombie Apocalypse (2015) "Yeah, I've seen worse, but that could be said of many things without suggesting anyone else should. " ‐ Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)
Posted Nov 5, 2015
4.5/5 61% Truth (2015) "Surprisingly effective as drama and thought-provoking on every other level, Truth only stumbles owing to a tendency to preach, but not enough to sink the film. " ‐ Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)
Posted Nov 5, 2015
4/5 86% Steve Jobs (2015) "Solidly made, largely entertaining, but hardly the groundbreaking work it's been touted as. " ‐ Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)
Posted Nov 5, 2015
.5/5 13% Paranormal Activity: The Ghost Dimension (2015) "Far and away, the best thing about this latest is the claim that this is the last of the Paranormal series. I can think of no better Halloween treat -- assuming it's true. " ‐ Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)
Posted Nov 5, 2015
2/5 16% The Last Witch Hunter (2015) "Not only has Diesel plopped the mantle of Cage on his shoulders, he seems to have borrowed one of Cage's justly celebrated hairpieces. " ‐ Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)
Posted Nov 5, 2015
4.5/5 69% Miss You Already (2015) "Much more than a 'disease of the week' movie, this is a sharply written, beautifully acted work that edges into the must-see realm. " ‐ Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)
Posted Nov 5, 2015
4/5 29% Burnt (2015) "Smart, funny, emotionally affecting -- if maybe a little overstuffed -- film anchored to interesting characters is much better than you've perhaps been led to believe. " ‐ Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)
Posted Nov 5, 2015
2.5/5 86% Goodnight Mommy (2015) "It's kind of the love child of Michael Haneke and Eli Roth, meaning that it's basically arty torture-porn, but made on tranquilizers. " ‐ Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)
Posted Oct 21, 2015
4/5 92% Beasts of No Nation (2015) "Stark, powerful, finely crafted, but inclined to redundancy in its excessive length. " ‐ Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)
Posted Oct 21, 2015
3.5/5 92% 99 Homes (2015) "It's powerful, and it's still timely, but 99 Homes is also obvious and increasingly less compelling as it goes on. " ‐ Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)
Posted Oct 21, 2015
3/5 27% Pan (2015) " A deeply disappointing film from an incredibly talented filmmaker. It sometimes works. More often, it doesn't. It's mostly watchable, but it's a lot of fuss over not much. " ‐ Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)
Posted Oct 21, 2015
3.5/5 76% Goosebumps (2015) "It's better than you probably think, and children should love it. It looks good, is pleasant enough, but anything more than that -- probably not. " ‐ Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)
Posted Oct 21, 2015
4.5/5 71% Crimson Peak (2015) "Guillermo del Toro's gothic horror, haunted house shocker -- perhaps the most visually striking film of the year -- is in a class by itself. A rich and effective horror movie. " ‐ Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)
Posted Oct 21, 2015
3.5/5 91% Bridge of Spies (2015) "Solid old-fashioned moviemaking with everything that implies. Sure, it's well-made and it does what it sets out to do, but there's an inescapable sense of ossification. " ‐ Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)
Posted Oct 21, 2015
3.5/5 8% Rock the Kasbah (2015) "The first half is just not good, but it gives way in its second half to a movie that's very worth seeing to a degree that at least comes close to cancelling out the wonky first half. " ‐ Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)
Posted Oct 21, 2015
4/5 85% Meet The Patels (2015) "It's nothing new under the sun, but this is a charmingly unassuming and often very funny little movie. " ‐ Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)
Posted Oct 11, 2015
4.5/5 71% Pawn Sacrifice (2015) "Landing somewhere between art-house and solid mainstream entertainment, Pawn Sacrifice probably owes its art-house cred to its cast, subject matter and screenwriter Steven Knight . " ‐ Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)
Posted Oct 11, 2015
3.5/5 48% Maze Runner: The Scorch Trials (2015) "Effective, quirky and even downright strange, this sequel overcomes a bumpy start to become a minor delight of the fall season. " ‐ Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)
Posted Oct 11, 2015
3/5 75% Black Mass (2015) "It's well-made. It boasts a lot of good actors. It proves (if proof were needed) that Johnny Depp can underplay. But it's also neither particularly compelling, nor exciting. " ‐ Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)
Posted Oct 11, 2015
.5/5 34% The Green Inferno (2015) "I once denounced a Nicolas Cage movie as a 'moose fellation party.' This is more like a moose fellation orgy -- but with entrails. " ‐ Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)
Posted Oct 11, 2015
4/5 63% Sleeping with Other People (2015) "Smart, lively, funny, raunchy, blessed with two terrific leads and a writer-director with real style. The downside? It can't entirely escape its rom-com tendencies. " ‐ Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)
Posted Oct 11, 2015
2.5/5 54% Hotel Transylvania 2 (2015) "A largely bland, extremely frantic animated horror comedy aimed at kids and Adam Sandler completists. " ‐ Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)
Posted Oct 11, 2015
3.5/5 72% He Named Me Malala (2015) "At once solid -- as concerns the basic story -- and disappointingly insubstantial -- as concerns creating a portrait of its famous subject. " ‐ Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)
Posted Oct 11, 2015
4.5/5 89% Mississippi Grind (2015) "Edging close to greatness, this is a very good -- albeit rather sad -- character study about friendship, addiction and the hope for redemption -- or the next closest thing. " ‐ Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)
Posted Oct 11, 2015
4/5 98% Finders Keepers (2015) "Somewhere at the intersection of reality TV and a Coen Brothers picture lies Finders Keepers -- as peculiar and entertaining a story as you're likely to find. " ‐ Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)
Posted Oct 11, 2015
4.5/5 92% The Martian (2015) "Ridley Scott's The Martian may not be a great film, but it is great pop entertainment. For a full two hours and 20 minutes, it has the ability to hold an audience spellbound. " ‐ Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)
Posted Oct 11, 2015
3/5 94% Sicario (2015) "Basically just another violent movie about drug trafficking. It's efficient enough at what it does, but what it does is neither new nor significant. " ‐ Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)
Posted Oct 11, 2015
4/5 No Score Yet The Crimes of Stephen Hawke (1936) "Something a little different -- and very much the same, too -- from Britain's horror meister Tod Slaughter, The Crimes of Stephen Hawke is a pure melodramatic delight. " ‐ Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)
Posted Sep 17, 2015
4/5 65% Learning To Drive (2015) "Small in scale and largely unassuming, both of which may be in the movie's favor, since it never tries too hard. The film seems content to just "be." " ‐ Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)
Posted Sep 17, 2015
4.5/5 92% Grandma (2015) "Fast-paced, funny, filled with witty lines and yet suffused with a deep melancholy, Grandma provides Lily Tomlin with her best role in ages. " ‐ Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)
Posted Sep 17, 2015
1.5/5 64% The Visit (2015) "Manages the considerable feat of being tasteless and a damp squib all at once. In short, it combines "Yuck" and "That's it?" in one sinking fit of dumbness. " ‐ Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)
Posted Sep 17, 2015
4/5 94% Best Of Enemies (2015) "Entertaining look at two gigantic egos in conflict on national television -- and of historical significance as the birth of the political TV pundit. " ‐ Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)
Posted Sep 12, 2015
1.5/5 8% Hitman: Agent 47 (2015) "Works pretty well as unintentional amusement whenever it goes completely insane. Unfortunately, it's mostly just inane, and that's not much fun. " ‐ Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)
Posted Sep 12, 2015
3/5 13% Sinister 2 (2015) "In most respects, it's an improvement over its predecessor, but it's still more of the same with better characters. Watchable, but hardly essential. " ‐ Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)
Posted Sep 12, 2015
4/5 93% The Diary Of A Teenage Girl (2015) "Boldly honest and frank coming-of-age film that is at once daring in its subject matter, yet very much part of its genre. Good, but not quite great. " ‐ Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)
Posted Sep 12, 2015
4/5 76% Steve Jobs: Man in the Machine (2015) " While too long and with little new light on Jobs' failings as a human being, the questions it raises about his cult status and the way he helped change the world make it worthwhile. " ‐ Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)
Posted Sep 12, 2015
4/5 89% Meru (2015) "Good looking, sometimes incredibly tense mountain climbing documentary with effective use of biographical material. " ‐ Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)
Posted Sep 12, 2015
4.5/5 78% Jimmy's Hall (2015) "Deeply political, but warm, human and completely engaging drama from British director Ken Loach. " ‐ Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)
Posted Sep 12, 2015
5/5 83% Mistress America (2015) "Fast, funny, appealing, perfectly judged -- a comedy and more --this may be Noah Baumbach's best film. Co-writer star Greta Gerwig and Lola Kirke are a dream pairing. " ‐ Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)
Posted Sep 12, 2015
1.5/5 45% No Escape (2015) "Just another failed August mediocrity -- destined to come and go and be consigned to the heap of forgotten movies in short order. " ‐ Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)
Posted Sep 12, 2015
2.5/5 45% A Walk In The Woods (2015) "t's not so much that the movie is actively bad -- well, the largely dismissive attitude toward women is pretty bad -- as that it's almost aggressively mediocre. " ‐ Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)
Posted Sep 12, 2015
3.5/5 99% Shaun the Sheep Movie (2015) "Moderately successful attempt to capture the spirit of silent movie comedy with claymation sheep. More clever than outright funny. " ‐ Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)
Posted Aug 20, 2015
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