Kimber Myers

Kimber Myers
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T-Meter Title | Year
No Score Yet Round of Your Life (2019) Director Dylan Thomas Ellis has made a gentle, inoffensive film that preaches as much about the power of prayer as the dangers of texting and driving. - Los Angeles Times EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 20, 2019
No Score Yet Into the Mirror (2019) Lois Stevenson's directorial debut displays an impressive visual style that marks her as a talent to watch. Unfortunately, the script from its stars lets the look of this British drama do all the work. - Los Angeles Times EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 20, 2019
92% The Feeling of Being Watched (2018) Expanding its scope beyond Bridgeview and Islamophobia, it looks at the larger question of how the United States government has targeted minority groups throughout its history. - Los Angeles Times EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 20, 2019
89% Plus One (2019) "Plus One" might be a romcom squarely from the dude's point of view, but Erskine is the real breakout star here. She's raunchy and funny, giving the film a loose, wild feeling in its best moments, though it's too often predictable in its larger beats. - Los Angeles Times EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 14, 2019
100% For the Birds (2019) While the documentary evolves in its scope, Miron's feature debut always remains evenhanded. "For the Birds" is kind to its subject, while recognizing the harm she's inadvertently doing. - Los Angeles Times EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 13, 2019
82% American Woman (2019) Emotional highs and lows are nicely balanced by small moments of humor, though the tone wobbles a bit. - Los Angeles Times EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 13, 2019
88% Free Trip to Egypt (2019) There's nothing particularly sophisticated about the filmmaking in "Free Trip to Egypt," but first-time feature director Ingrid Serban succeeds in telling a simple story in a simple fashion, and it's an effectively moving effort. - Los Angeles Times EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 7, 2019
39% Katie Says Goodbye (2019) Torture porn is kinder to its victims than "Katie Says Goodbye" is to its heroine. - Los Angeles Times EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 7, 2019
63% Changeland (2019) Not everything in the script shows that same care, but this is still an interesting, if not wholly successful first feature from the star. - Los Angeles Times EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 7, 2019
86% 16 Shots (2019) This vital documentary recognizes that it's an issue that extends beyond the death of one teenager, but it never loses sight of that single life lost. - Los Angeles Times EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 6, 2019
76% Halston (2019) Unfortunately, just as Halston did in life, this documentary avoids delving deeply into the mysterious man. - Los Angeles Times EDIT
Read More | Posted May 30, 2019
C 56% Ma (2019) Director Tate Taylor's Ma is silly, skin-crawling fun that earns its R rating in a variety of surprising ways. - The Playlist EDIT
Read More | Posted May 29, 2019
83% Funny Story (2019) Funny Story" is only mildly humorous, but it's watchable thanks to Glave's game performance that makes him likable despite his foibles. - Los Angeles Times EDIT
Read More | Posted May 24, 2019
No Score Yet The Road to Mother (Anaga aparar jol) (2016) "Road to Mother" may be pedagogic and overlong in its approach to Kazakhstan's past, but it is effective in communicating the country's history. - Los Angeles Times EDIT
Read More | Posted May 23, 2019
57% Brightburn (2019) Several visuals - and the accompanying crunches and gurgles - will make appearances in my nightmares. - Los Angeles Times EDIT
Read More | Posted May 23, 2019
No Score Yet Zilla and Zoe (2019) There's something special here, but it's surrounded by drudgery. - Los Angeles Times EDIT
Read More | Posted May 17, 2019
No Score Yet Extracurricular Activities (2019) "Extracurricular Activities" tries to give its characters an undeserved happy ending, but the only thing happy about it for the audience is that it's over. - Los Angeles Times EDIT
Read More | Posted May 17, 2019
100% The Serengeti Rules (2019) "The Serengeti Rules" celebrates not only the diversity and beauty of the natural world but also recognizes the transformative power of curiosity and knowledge. - Los Angeles Times EDIT
Read More | Posted May 16, 2019
C- 47% The Sun Is Also a Star (2019) We spend nearly two hours with The Sun is Also a Star, but the film never makes us fall in love with it, despite its best efforts. - The Playlist EDIT
Read More | Posted May 15, 2019
No Score Yet In Family I Trust (Gente que viene y bah) (2019) For her directorial debut, Patricia Font has made a gentle rom-com that will please audiences with its sincere spirit. - Los Angeles Times EDIT
Read More | Posted May 10, 2019
No Score Yet Origin Story (2019) There's little self-editing here, giving the audience insight into her pain, an experience that is both moving and uncomfortable in its raw state. - Los Angeles Times EDIT
Read More | Posted May 10, 2019
50% Dry Martina (2018) Sandoval's film is sexy, but still somehow not entirely sex positive. - Los Angeles Times EDIT
Read More | Posted May 10, 2019
D- 15% The Hustle (2019) The Hustle is one of the worst films of the year and a beat-for-beat remake of Dirty Rotten Scoundrels, but with none of the humor intact. - The Playlist EDIT
Read More | Posted May 9, 2019
C- 40% Gully (2019) Its raw, gritty approach feels like an effort from the filmmakers, but it's mostly work for the audience to endure. - The Playlist EDIT
Read More | Posted May 8, 2019
C 63% American Woman (2019) American Woman is as nondescript and invisible as its in-hiding subjects try and appear to the public. - The Playlist EDIT
Read More | Posted May 8, 2019
C- 54% Charlie Says (2019) Despite taking a different angle to the much-discussed crimes, Charlie Says still feels shallow in its approach. - The Playlist EDIT
Read More | Posted May 8, 2019
C- 67% Wine Country (2019) What's most painful is that Wine Country isn't as funny as just having brunch with this talented bunch would be. - The Playlist EDIT
Read More | Posted May 8, 2019
A- 94% Wild Rose (2019) From its opening notes, "Wild Rose" puts a lump in your throat as you realize you're watching a star being born - The Playlist EDIT
Read More | Posted May 4, 2019
No Score Yet Tesla Nation (2018) With its haphazard structure and abrupt transitions, "Tesla Nation" does a disservice to its subject. - Los Angeles Times EDIT
Read More | Posted May 3, 2019
No Score Yet Bardo Blues (2019) Though well shot by Justin and Ian McAleece, the narrative is a disjointed mess that ends in an eye-rolling conclusion. - Los Angeles Times EDIT
Read More | Posted May 3, 2019
100% Good Posture (2019) Good Posture treats its audience with intelligence and doesn't feel the need to explain everything, trusting the viewer will have what they need to understand what's happening and who these people are. - The Playlist EDIT
Read More | Posted May 2, 2019
C 31% The Intruder (2019) The Intruder lacks subtlety and craft, but it succeeds at what it's intending to do: keep the audience stress-eating popcorn for 100 minutes and leave entirely satisfied. - The Playlist EDIT
Read More | Posted May 2, 2019
B+ 91% Come to Daddy (2019) Director Ant Timpson's feature debut is a messed-up, funny exploration of the fraught familial relationship, defying genre and expectation at every hairpin turn. - The Playlist EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 28, 2019
No Score Yet Rattlesnakes (2019) This is a bland, unpleasant watch, all set to an equally grinding score. - Los Angeles Times EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 25, 2019
60% Sprinter (2019) Individual scenes work, but it lacks cohesion as a whole. - Los Angeles Times EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 24, 2019
B+ 90% Wild Nights with Emily (2019) Wild Nights with Emily feels at once revelatory and a total delight, a surprise for both for literature geeks and those who didn't do their required reading in school. - The Playlist EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 22, 2019
B+ 80% Fast Color (2019) Fast Color demonstrates that you don't need a giant budget or decades of established IP to do superhero or sci-fi well on the big screen. - The Playlist EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 19, 2019
No Score Yet His Father's Voice (2019) While "His Father's Voice" is earnest and well-intentioned, the resulting film is dull, marred by amateur technique both in front of and behind the camera. - Los Angeles Times EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 19, 2019
86% Daddy Issues (2019) [Amara Cash's] frenetic style is the best part of "Daddy Issues," but it can't distract the audience from the film's larger problems. - Los Angeles Times EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 19, 2019
82% Someone Great (2019) While this debut film from "Sweet/Vicious" creator Jennifer Kaytin Robinson is a raunchy good time, don't discount its moving message about the lasting power of female friendship. - Los Angeles Times EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 18, 2019
No Score Yet Catching Sight of Thelma & Louise (2019) This documentary offers thoughtful insight throughout, but even faithful fans of the film may find its nearly 90-minute running time overlong. - Los Angeles Times EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 17, 2019
83% Who Would You Take to a Deserted Island? (A quién te llevarías a una isla desierta?) (2019) However, raw performances and Linares' intimate approach make "Who Would You Take to a Deserted Island?" more engaging in its second half than the first. - Los Angeles Times EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 12, 2019
67% The Perfect Date (2019) "The Perfect Date" feels engineered by Netflix algorithms. - Los Angeles Times EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 12, 2019
15% After (2019) The problems may lie in Todd's novel, but regardless, characters act illogically, as though written by someone who napped through most of Intro to Psych and skipped English 101 altogether. - Los Angeles Times EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 12, 2019
C+ 45% Little (2019) Little is not a great, or even a very good, movie, but it's full of wonderful moments, all boosted by the incredible talents of Martin, Rae, and Hall - The Playlist EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 10, 2019
B- 89% Missing Link (2019) Missing Link isn't a bad film when compared to most kids animated movies, but it falls so far short compared to its Laika peers. - The Playlist EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 3, 2019
No Score Yet The Sex Trip (2019) Sex Trip tries to tell its audience that what's inside is what matters, but this comedy is rotten at its core and sure to offend most people unlucky enough to watch it. - Los Angeles Times EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 1, 2019
48% Unplanned (2019) Writer-directors Chuck Konzelman and Cary Solomon spend more time making their talking points than developing their characters, who exist merely to make their arguments. - Los Angeles Times EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 1, 2019
71% Long Lost (2019) With its good use of a single location and just three characters, Long Lost almost works, though its fun twist would have felt fresher a decade ago. - Los Angeles Times EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 1, 2019
C- 47% Dumbo (2019) Tim Burton's Dumbo throws so much at the audience that nothing really sticks, leaving such a small impression for such a big movie. - The Playlist EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 26, 2019