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Kevin N. Laforest

Kevin N. Laforest
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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
4/4 86% The Master (2012) The latest masterpiece from Paul Thomas Anderson ‐ Montreal Film Journal
Posted Sep 29, 2012
66% The Expendables 2 (2012) It brings back everything that was good about the first movie and makes it truly great, then adds a whole bunch of extra awesome on top of it. ‐ Montreal Film Journal
Posted Sep 10, 2012
4/4 87% The Dark Knight Rises (2012) One hell of an ambitious, provocative, epic picture. ‐ Montreal Film Journal
Posted Jul 21, 2012
4/4 75% Katy Perry: Part of Me (2012) A live-action cartoon of a Technicolor musical, in eye-popping 3D! ‐ Montreal Film Journal
Posted Jul 2, 2012
3/4 80% Familiar Ground (2011) Little by little, it draws us in nonetheless. ‐ Montreal Film Journal
Posted Feb 25, 2011
4/4 86% Rabbit Hole (2010) The sharp angles and rough edges of Nicole Kidman's performance appear all the more vividly. ‐ Montreal Film Journal
Posted Dec 22, 2010
4/4 90% The Fighter (2010) It does somewhat feel different than many other movies in the genre because of its very realistic, gritty, intimate approach. ‐ Montreal Film Journal
Posted Dec 16, 2010
4/4 87% Black Swan (2010) Further establishes Darren Aronofsky as one of the true visionaries of contemporary American cinema. ‐ Montreal Film Journal
Posted Dec 9, 2010
2.5/4 43% Faster (2010) An action thriller that, while flawed, still reminds us that, if he really wanted to, The Rock could still become the next Schwarzenegger. ‐ Montreal Film Journal
Posted Nov 24, 2010
4/4 70% Enter the Void (Soudain le vide) (2010) At his best, Gaspar Noé is so far ahead of everyone else that Enter the Void remains an absolute must-see, as flawed and exhausting as it can be. ‐ Montreal Film Journal
Posted Oct 18, 2010
3.5/4 71% Never Let Me Go (2010) A sad, beautiful, thought-provoking picture that works on many different levels. ‐ Montreal Film Journal
Posted Oct 8, 2010
3.5/4 No Score Yet A Letter to Elia (2010) As much, if not more about Scorsese as it is about Kazan. ‐ Montreal Film Journal
Posted Oct 4, 2010
4/4 96% The Social Network (2010) Easily ranks as one of the best films of 2010, and David Fincher's best work this side of Fight Club and Se7en. ‐ Montreal Film Journal
Posted Oct 1, 2010
2/4 73% Heartbeats (2011) What Xavier Dolan's sophomore effort lacks is a true sense of purpose. ‐ Montreal Film Journal
Posted Sep 29, 2010
3.5/4 92% Incendies (2011) A Greek tragedy set against the backdrop of a war movie. ‐ Montreal Film Journal
Posted Sep 16, 2010
3/4 72% Machete (2010) Worth seeing for fans of Rodriguez's brand of Tex-Mex splatstick. Just don't expect it to be anything more than what it is. ‐ Montreal Film Journal
Posted Sep 3, 2010
3.5/4 66% The American (2010) Anton Corbijn is clearly more interested in mood, atmosphere and visual storytelling than in the plot. ‐ Montreal Film Journal
Posted Sep 1, 2010
3/4 73% Piranha 3-D (2010) Like a Troma production with a bigger budget and a better-known cast, but just as much gore, gratuitous nudity and disregard for good taste. ‐ Montreal Film Journal
Posted Aug 20, 2010
3/4 41% The Expendables (2010) Flawed, but the action scenes are as violent, ridiculous and over the top as you could hope for. ‐ Montreal Film Journal
Posted Aug 16, 2010
3/4 78% The Other Guys (2010) Sloppy, slapdash and uneven, but hilarious nonetheless. ‐ Montreal Film Journal
Posted Aug 8, 2010
4/4 81% Scott Pilgrim vs. the World (2010) Cartoons, video games, comic books, action movies, music, girls: this is basically all I ever loved packed into two hours. ‐ Montreal Film Journal
Posted Aug 8, 2010
4/4 86% Inception (2010) An intellectualized action flick or an action-packed intellectual film? The answer, of course, is that it's both. ‐ Montreal Film Journal
Posted Jul 15, 2010
2.5/4 41% The Sorcerer's Apprentice (2010) I almost want to recommend the movie anyway for the sheer lunacy that Nicolas Cage [and Jay Baruchel] bring to it. ‐ Montreal Film Journal
Posted Jul 14, 2010
2.5/4 64% Predators (2010) Adrien Brody does what he can, but at the end of the day, he'll never be as badass and physically imposing as Arnold Schwarzenegger. ‐ Montreal Film Journal
Posted Jul 9, 2010
3.5/4 6% The Last Airbender (2010) Shyamalan has taken what could have been a big, flashy, generic Hollywood production and made it wholly his own. ‐ Montreal Film Journal
Posted Jul 1, 2010
3.5/4 66% The Karate Kid (2010) A total crowd-pleaser, featuring a star-making turn by Jaden Smith. ‐ Montreal Film Journal
Posted Jun 12, 2010
3.5/4 58% Shrek Forever After (2010) Reminds us why we fell in love with these characters, while also finding different ways for them to interact in a new adventure. ‐ Montreal Film Journal
Posted May 22, 2010
2.5/4 72% Iron Man 2 (2010) There are interesting ideas and cool moments, but momentum is rarely allowed to build and characters regularly seem to be forgotten about. ‐ Montreal Film Journal
Posted May 8, 2010
3.5/4 76% Kick-Ass (2010) An irreverent send-up of comic book movies that's as hilarious as it is badass. ‐ Montreal Film Journal
Posted Apr 16, 2010
2.5/4 63% Hot Tub Time Machine (2010) Rather hit and miss, but it did make me laugh quite a few times, most often courtesy of Rob Corddry. ‐ Montreal Film Journal
Posted Apr 1, 2010
3/4 68% The Runaways (2010) Most often, it seems to get off on the titillating mayhem that is at the core of the story of the first all-girl rock band. ‐ Montreal Film Journal
Posted Mar 18, 2010
3/4 52% Alice in Wonderland (2010) Faithful to Lewis Carroll's vision or not, I liked the ride Tim Burton took me on here. ‐ Montreal Film Journal
Posted Mar 4, 2010
4/4 97% A Prophet (Un prophete) (2010) Deserves to be mentioned in the same breath as such gangster movie classics as The Godfather, Scarface, Goodfellas and City of God. ‐ Montreal Film Journal
Posted Feb 26, 2010
3/4 19% Cop Out (2010) Kevin Smith's hilarious homage to 1980s buddy cop action comedies. ‐ Montreal Film Journal
Posted Feb 26, 2010
37% From Paris with Love (2010) I mean, sure, Pierre Morel makes dumb, loud and violent B-movies... That's the whole point! ‐ Montreal Film Journal
Posted Feb 12, 2010
3.5/4 86% The White Ribbon (Das weisse Band) (2009) Michael Haneke's latest is a great film, but... ‐ Montreal Film Journal
Posted Feb 8, 2010
3.5/4 85% 7 Days (Les 7 jours du talion) (2010) This first feature from Daniel Grou, which recently premiered at Sundance, has much to offer. ‐ Montreal Film Journal
Posted Feb 1, 2010
4/4 83% Avatar (2009) The best picture of 2009, one of the best films of the decade and, really, one of the best movies I've ever seen. ‐ Montreal Film Journal
Posted Dec 18, 2009
3/4 76% Invictus (2009) Eastwood directs all this with skill if not overwhelming urgency, delivering a classy, sincere, meticulously crafted picture. ‐ Montreal Film Journal
Posted Dec 14, 2009
3.5/4 66% The Blind Side (2009) Hardly the most daring, profound or clever picture of the year, but certainly one of the most touching. ‐ Montreal Film Journal
Posted Nov 29, 2009
3.5/4 54% Disney's A Christmas Carol (2009) An exquisitely crafted visual experience. ‐ Montreal Film Journal
Posted Nov 7, 2009
3/4 33% 40 Is the New 20 (2009) Easily Simon Boisvert's best film to date. ‐ Montreal Film Journal
Posted Nov 1, 2009
4/4 73% Where the Wild Things Are (2009) I truly hope I never turn into the kind of person who isn't able to enjoy a movie like this. ‐ Montreal Film Journal
Posted Oct 17, 2009
3.5/4 89% World's Greatest Dad (2009) This is like the Todd Solondz or Alexander Payne version of a Robin Williams father-son comedy. ‐ Montreal Film Journal
Posted Sep 7, 2009
2.5/4 35% G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra (2009) Not particulary good, but at times, the mayhem gets so over the top that it's hard not to have a big grin on your face. ‐ Montreal Film Journal
Posted Aug 7, 2009
4/4 89% Inglourious Basterds (2009) Hysterically fun and gloriously excessive, Quentin Tarantino's latest is right up there with Pulp Fiction and Kill Bill. ‐ Montreal Film Journal
Posted Aug 1, 2009
3.5/4 68% Funny People (2009) Judd Apatow's funniest, best film so far. ‐ Montreal Film Journal
Posted Aug 1, 2009
2.5/4 81% I Killed My Mother (2013) Xavier Dolan is definitely a promising filmmaker. But his debut remains too uneven to be entirely satisfying, as far as I'm concerned. ‐ Montreal Film Journal
Posted Jul 16, 2009
2/4 19% Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen (2009) The FX are still awesome, but they've lost their novelty factor. As for everything else, it still pretty much sucks. ‐ Montreal Film Journal
Posted Jun 24, 2009
3/4 43% Killshot (2008) An Elmore Leonard adaptation starring Mickey Rourke as a contract killer. And this barely got released? Goddamn Weinstein Company... ‐ Montreal Film Journal
Posted Jun 16, 2009