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Kevin N. Laforest

Kevin N. Laforest
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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
3.5/4 37% Outlander (2009) This is honestly better than all the big Hollywood blockbusters that have been released so far this summer. ‐ Montreal Film Journal
Posted Jun 8, 2009
3/4 33% Terminator Salvation (2009) While the post-apocalyptic environment and the action sequences put together by director McG are effective, they lack a sense of fun. ‐ Montreal Film Journal
Posted May 22, 2009
2.5/4 95% Star Trek (2009) A gigantic bore for more than half its running time, but it eventually grows surprisingly involving, thanks mostly to its great cast. ‐ Montreal Film Journal
Posted May 8, 2009
2/4 38% X-Men Origins - Wolverine (2009) This feels like a movie put together by studio execs who think that stupid fanboys will eat up any random string of flashy, noisy action scenes. ‐ Montreal Film Journal
Posted May 1, 2009
3.5/4 85% Polytechnique (2009) Almost from beginning to end, we're filled with dread and, I must say, a morbid sense of anticipation. ‐ Montreal Film Journal
Posted Apr 26, 2009
3/4 50% Observe and Report (2009) This pitch black comedy has more in common with Taxi Driver or Oldboy than with a Judd Apatow flick. ‐ Montreal Film Journal
Posted Apr 12, 2009
4/4 65% Watchmen (2009) More interested in mythology, philosophy and genre deconstruction than in cheap thrills. ‐ Montreal Film Journal
Posted Mar 7, 2009
2/4 79% Gran Torino (2009) If Joel Schumacher had directed this, there might still be people enjoying it as the B-movie that it is, but no one would be calling it great. ‐ Montreal Film Journal
Posted Jan 9, 2009
4/4 98% The Wrestler (2008) Manages not to make this washed up wrestler a joke, just an "old broken down piece of meat" for whom we feel tremendous empathy. ‐ Montreal Film Journal
Posted Dec 2, 2008
4/4 55% Australia (2008) Baz' latest might differ from his Red Curtain Trilogy by doing away with the overt theatricality, madcap visuals and musical numbers, but it's still driven by his infectious love of every aspect of filmmaking. ‐ Montreal Film Journal
Posted Nov 27, 2008
3/4 65% Zack and Miri Make a Porno (2008) It still packs enough laughs to be worth checking out. ‐ Montreal Film Journal
Posted Nov 3, 2008
3.5/4 78% Burn After Reading (2008) The Coen brothers' funniest movie since The Big Lebowski. ‐ Montreal Film Journal
Posted Sep 11, 2008
3/4 82% Tropic Thunder (2008) Even between the great gags, the movie kept me involved because, against all odds, it actually almost works as a straight war film. ‐ Montreal Film Journal
Posted Aug 13, 2008
1.5/4 65% The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants 2 (2008) Holds little of the charm and unexpected emotional heft of its predecessor, which mostly avoided the kind of empty girly crap that abounds here. ‐ Montreal Film Journal
Posted Aug 5, 2008
4/4 68% Pineapple Express (2008) David Gordon Green's hilarious stoner comedy is to action movies what The Big Lebowski was to film noir. ‐ Montreal Film Journal
Posted Aug 5, 2008
3/4 55% Step Brothers (2008) Ferrell and John C. Reilly further prove that they're a perfectly matched comic pairing. ‐ Montreal Film Journal
Posted Jul 26, 2008
4/4 94% The Dark Knight (2008) An ambitious, complex, unpredictable and uncompromising morality tale. ‐ Montreal Film Journal
Posted Jul 19, 2008
4/4 96% WALL-E (2008) This love story moved me more than any other in years. ‐ Montreal Film Journal
Posted Jul 14, 2008
3.5/4 85% Hellboy II: The Golden Army (Hellboy 2) (2008) Guillermo del Toro makes this sequel fully his own, firmly planting it in his unbridled imagination. ‐ Montreal Film Journal
Posted Jul 14, 2008
3/4 14% The Love Guru (2008) Mike Myers is so spirited, good-natured and clearly having a blast being a goofball that it's almost impossible not to be won over. ‐ Montreal Film Journal
Posted Jun 18, 2008
3/4 18% The Happening (2008) Minor Shyamalan, but still well worth seeing. ‐ Montreal Film Journal
Posted Jun 12, 2008
4/4 77% Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull (2008) Spielberg proves once again that no one can direct an old-fashioned rollicking ride like he can. ‐ Montreal Film Journal
Posted May 21, 2008
2.5/4 39% Speed Racer (2008) This is a kids movie through and through, for better or worse. One thing's for sure: Chim-Chim rocks! ‐ Montreal Film Journal
Posted May 8, 2008
3/4 53% Harold & Kumar Escape from Guantanamo Bay (2008) Sharp satire, d--- and fart jokes... and Neil Patrick Harris! ‐ Montreal Film Journal
Posted Apr 23, 2008
3/4 85% Forgetting Sarah Marshall (2008) Jason Segel lets it all hang out, and we love him for it! ‐ Montreal Film Journal
Posted Apr 3, 2008
0.5/4 17% Superhero Movie (2008) There's honestly not a single laugh in the film, unless the mere mention or sight of shit, piss and puke is hilarious to you. ‐ Montreal Film Journal
Posted Mar 29, 2008
4/4 68% Snow Angels (2007) Close in spirit to George Washington and All the Real Girls, with quirky characters, a bittersweet tone and an effortless sense of time and place. ‐ Montreal Film Journal
Posted Mar 18, 2008
3.5/4 52% Funny Games (2008) Haneke not only manipulates the audience, he goes as far as to openly mock it! ‐ Montreal Film Journal
Posted Mar 14, 2008
3.5/4 37% Rambo (Rambo IV) (2008) MelGibsonly violent, with a higher bodycount than the other three flicks - put together! ‐ Montreal Film Journal
Posted Jan 24, 2008
0.5/4 4% In the Name of the King: A Dungeon Siege Tale (2006) A major piece of crap. It shamelessly steals from J.R.R. Tolkien/Peter Jackson, but with none of the intelligence, heart and artistry. ‐ Montreal Film Journal
Posted Jan 9, 2008
4/4 91% There Will Be Blood (2007) [Blood] has repeatedly been compared to such American cinema classics as Giant, The Treasure of the Sierra Madre, and Citizen Kane. That may sound like an oversell but believe me, it is that good and then some. ‐ Montreal Film Journal
Posted Dec 17, 2007
4/4 71% Beowulf (2007) Zemeckis, you magnificent bastard! This is one of the best times I've ever had at the movies. ‐ Montreal Film Journal
Posted Nov 14, 2007
3.5/4 93% No Country for Old Men (2007) If you're not looking for a "Fargo"-level masterpiece but just for a badass modern Western, it delivers plenty on that level. ‐ Montreal Film Journal
Posted Nov 10, 2007
3.5/4 80% American Gangster (2007) Superfly vs. Serpico! ‐ Montreal Film Journal
Posted Oct 17, 2007
4/4 69% The Darjeeling Limited (2007) Wes Anderson's best film so far. ‐ Montreal Film Journal
Posted Oct 6, 2007
4/4 67% Death Proof (2007) I've rarely seen a filmmaker, in current Hollywood at least, expose his sexual and sadistic kinks on screen with such shameless glee. ‐ Montreal Film Journal
Posted Oct 6, 2007
4/4 89% Eastern Promises (2007) Cronenberg's Christmas flick is intensely thought-provoking and affecting. ‐ Montreal Film Journal
Posted Sep 6, 2007
3/4 67% Shoot 'Em Up (2007) Not only riffing on John Woo's Hong Kong flicks but cranking up the action until it becomes quite literally a madcap cartoon. ‐ Montreal Film Journal
Posted Aug 26, 2007
3.5/4 88% Superbad (2007) I don't think I've ever identified this much with a high school movie. ‐ Montreal Film Journal
Posted Aug 16, 2007
3/4 18% Rush Hour 3 (2007) It lacks the relative freshness of the first installment, but it's noticeably better than the second one. ‐ Montreal Film Journal
Posted Aug 6, 2007
4/4 93% The Bourne Ultimatum (2007) Matt Damon gets his Bourne on again in this relentlessly smart and thrilling action masterpiece. ‐ Montreal Film Journal
Posted Aug 3, 2007
2/4 91% Hairspray (2007) Mostly flat, flat, flat, but Amanda Bynes is Amanda fine! ‐ Montreal Film Journal
Posted Jul 20, 2007
3.5/4 76% Sunshine (2007) Goes from 2001-style contemplative science-fiction to more action-driven sci-fi as perfected by James Cameron to, for better or worse, horror. ‐ Montreal Film Journal
Posted Jul 16, 2007
2.5/4 57% Transformers (2007) Ridiculously awesome (or awesomely ridiculous?) sequences of mass destruction, lost in a lot of uneven dramatic or comedic material. ‐ Montreal Film Journal
Posted Jun 28, 2007
2/4 82% Live Free or Die Hard (2007) Bring. Back. McTiernan. ‐ Montreal Film Journal
Posted Jun 21, 2007
1.5/4 23% Evan Almighty (2007) Maybe I'm nuts, but beyond the mediocrity on display, I started to see the seeds of what could have been a masterpiece... ‐ Montreal Film Journal
Posted Jun 18, 2007
2.5/4 70% Ocean's Thirteen (2007) Not a bad way to spend a summer afternoon at the old picture show, even though it's eminently forgettable. ‐ Montreal Film Journal
Posted Jun 10, 2007
3/4 90% Knocked Up (2007) Judd Apatow is making comedies but also wants to tell relationship stories and get more serious at times, for better or worse. ‐ Montreal Film Journal
Posted May 31, 2007
57/100 75% The Boss of it All (Direktøren for det hele) (2007) You gotta give it to Lars, clever bastard, he makes it almost impossible to hold his perceived failings against him! ‐ Montreal Film Journal
Posted May 21, 2007
1.5/4 17% Georgia Rule (2007) If you're able to ignore all the lameness around it, some of this is actually enjoyable in a so-wrong-it's-right, Showgirls-style way. ‐ Montreal Film Journal
Posted May 9, 2007