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Kimberley Jones

Kimberley Jones
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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
3/5 81% Past Life (2017) Rieger and Tagar capture the intimacy and competitive sniping of siblings, and they're each stunning in opposite roles.‐ Austin Chronicle
Read More | Posted Jun 22, 2017
3.5/5 76% Beatriz at Dinner (2017) Unvarnished and often silent, [Hayek] holds the camera's gaze like a dare. She cuts such a striking figure, you'll want to follow her anywhere... and where the film ultimately follows is utterly gutting.‐ Austin Chronicle
Read More | Posted Jun 15, 2017
3/5 81% Jeremiah Tower: The Last Magnificent (2017) The Tavern footage is terrific stuff - unstaged and unmediated and the closest the camera gets to penetrating the enigmatic yet magnetic chef.‐ Austin Chronicle
Read More | Posted May 18, 2017
2/5 28% King Arthur: Legend Of The Sword (2017) Nothing here excites the imagination, conveys the rich romance of the legend, or even sticks in the brain after you've unstuck your feet from the movie theatre floor.‐ Austin Chronicle
Read More | Posted May 11, 2017
3/5 93% A Quiet Passion (2017) A Quiet Passion's manneredness overwhelmed me at times, but it is very effective - chilling, even - in its charting of one woman's disappointed journey to the rhetorical coda of her own life: "Why has the world become so ugly?"‐ Austin Chronicle
Read More | Posted May 4, 2017
2/5 26% Unforgettable (2017) The film gets there eventually, but one wishes it weren't so timid about embracing the inherent schlockiness of the genre.‐ Austin Chronicle
Read More | Posted Apr 20, 2017
3.5/5 66% The Fate of the Furious (2017) Sneer all you want at the so-called low culture of F&F, but never underestimate the pure pleasure of watching grownups play smash 'em up with life-sized Hot Wheels.‐ Austin Chronicle
Read More | Posted Apr 13, 2017
.5/5 16% CHIPS (2017) The investigation is dull, the jokes dispiritingly flat-footed, with Ponch's sex addiction and squirminess over male intimacy supplying most of the setups for CHIPS's puerile humor.‐ Austin Chronicle
Read More | Posted Mar 30, 2017
2/5 44% Song to Song (2017) It's hard to say if the film's opaqueness is a distraction, or a saving grace; certainly, this kind of Euro arty ethos is easier to swallow in another language.‐ Austin Chronicle
Read More | Posted Mar 23, 2017
3.5/5 93% Logan (2017) In erratic, passionate bursts, I loved Logan, for the tenderness of Wolverine and Xavier's long goodbye to each other, and to us.‐ Austin Chronicle
Read More | Posted Mar 2, 2017
3.5/5 94% Neruda (2016) This is a strange and beguiling film to the end.‐ Austin Chronicle
Read More | Posted Feb 10, 2017
4/5 97% The Salesman (Forushande) (2017) Intensely observational.‐ Austin Chronicle
Read More | Posted Feb 2, 2017
2.5/5 84% The Founder (2017) An actor most at home playing devilish, Keaton's got the last-reel Machiavellian shrug down cold. But neither he nor the filmmakers do much to illuminate the neural pistons fired from brain to bodily shrug.‐ Austin Chronicle
Read More | Posted Jan 26, 2017
4/5 89% 20th Century Women (2017) This movie is delightful -- funny and dreamy and sometimes desperately sad.‐ Austin Chronicle
Read More | Posted Jan 19, 2017
2/5 34% Live By Night (2017) Squint and you can just catch a trace of what a terrific movie this could have been.‐ Austin Chronicle
Read More | Posted Jan 12, 2017
2/5 55% Rules Don't Apply (2016) What's plain onscreen -- and often metered out in short, choppy scenes -- is an inconsistency in tone, swerving from peppy to morose, and an ambivalence in whether we're meant to read Hughes as a comical or tragic figure.‐ Austin Chronicle
Read More | Posted Dec 31, 2016
3.5/5 31% Passengers (2016) [It's] a kinda corny, kinda cool, big-budgeted Hollywood to-do with the nerviness to ask a million-dollar question but baffled by how best to answer it. Still, not a bad conversation starter.‐ Austin Chronicle
Read More | Posted Dec 22, 2016
4.5/5 93% La La Land (2016) It's almost criminal to have to stay in your seat when the contact high of La La Land is goosing you to grand jeté in the aisle. The heart, at least, is at liberty to swell to bursting.‐ Austin Chronicle
Read More | Posted Dec 15, 2016
2.5/5 75% Miss Sloane (2016) [Chastain] even sells the plot's preposterous twist like a boss. It's not her fault, but the movie feels a little silly next to her stature.‐ Austin Chronicle
Read More | Posted Dec 8, 2016
3.5/5 95% The Edge of Seventeen (2016) Sigh all you want about genre fatigue, but I say the world can never have too many movies about mouthy teens.‐ Austin Chronicle
Read More | Posted Nov 17, 2016
2/5 22% American Pastoral (2016) [The film] roughly sticks to the plot points of the novel but sheds its nuance.‐ Austin Chronicle
Read More | Posted Nov 10, 2016
3/5 19% Inferno (2016) Irrfan Khan is Inferno's secret weapon. Whether ordering a faraway assassination from his floating HQ or drily doing a whack job himself, you never see him sweat. What a relief. We've sweated enough.‐ Austin Chronicle
Read More | Posted Oct 27, 2016
0.5/5 21% Boo! A Madea Halloween (2016) Excepting Perry's performance as Brian, the film is chockablock with terrible actors, and the jokes he gives his inferior cast to work with are stinkers.‐ Austin Chronicle
Read More | Posted Oct 27, 2016
2/5 37% Jack Reacher: Never Go Back (2016) Never Go Back is boilerplate action-thriller, filmed with an anonymous style and scripted so that characters talk in catchphrases. It clears the bar of competency, but what kind of recommendation is that?‐ Austin Chronicle
Read More | Posted Oct 20, 2016
2/5 43% The Girl on the Train (2016) It's a tedious watch, inferior in every way to David Fincher's slick, grinningly grim Gone Girl. Any chance for lightning striking twice is going, going, gone.‐ Austin Chronicle
Read More | Posted Oct 6, 2016
3.5/5 55% The Dressmaker (2016) The Dressmaker's twists are best experienced blind, and its treats are modest but genuine.‐ Austin Chronicle
Read More | Posted Sep 29, 2016
3.5/5 81% My Blind Brother (2016) The studio-produced romantic comedy may be flatlining, but who cares, so long as snappy indies like this one step up to fill the void?‐ Austin Chronicle
Read More | Posted Sep 22, 2016
3/5 88% Other People (2016) Other People is gentle, heartfelt, and of a delicate build. Kelly's best observations are small but true: the touching banality of a bad pop song, and that "other people" is in fact most people, if you're paying attention.‐ Austin Chronicle
Read More | Posted Sep 15, 2016
3/5 76% Bridget Jones's Baby (2016) This Baby's no great shakes -- it's only been 12 hours since I saw it and I've already forgotten almost everything about it. Yet I remember it with something like fondness.‐ Austin Chronicle
Read More | Posted Sep 15, 2016
3/5 87% Mia Madre (2016) Ma Madre is effective in dramatizing the familiar paces adult children go through tending to their parents: the hospital indignities, confused consults with doctors, and helplessness at encroaching dementia.‐ Austin Chronicle
Read More | Posted Sep 8, 2016
3.5/5 93% Lo and Behold, Reveries of the Connected World (2016) If [Herzog's] closing image of a campfire reads a touch obvious, you can't really argue with his point, or its poetic justice.‐ Austin Chronicle
Read More | Posted Sep 1, 2016
4/5 98% Little Men (2016) Nobody's a monster here, and that's the subtle, aching rub of Little Men.‐ Austin Chronicle
Read More | Posted Sep 1, 2016
2.5/5 83% Sausage Party (2016) Sausage Party glints of greatness, but this is half-cocked comedy at best.‐ Austin Chronicle
Read More | Posted Aug 18, 2016
3/5 59% War Dogs (2016) Does everybody know how good Jonah Hill's gotten?‐ Austin Chronicle
Read More | Posted Aug 18, 2016
1.5/5 84% Star Trek Beyond (2016) Maybe if Star Trek Beyond were stupider it wouldn't feel like such a chore. ‐ Austin Chronicle
Read More | Posted Jul 29, 2016
4/5 94% Life, Animated (2016) I sobbed -- so much -- watching this movie. ‐ Austin Chronicle
Read More | Posted Jul 21, 2016
3/5 73% Ghostbusters (2016) The actresses are so quick and so supple, the force of their individual personalities and their irresistible camaraderie hoik the film up from its middling story and scripted jokes.‐ Austin Chronicle
Read More | Posted Jul 13, 2016
3/5 74% The Secret Life of Pets (2016) The Secret Life may take a dog's perspective, but it's not a bad metaphor for the neighboring nations of heaven and hell found in New York City, block to block.‐ Austin Chronicle
Read More | Posted Jul 7, 2016
2.5/5 71% Our Kind of Traitor (2016) Our Kind of Traitor is in dire need of a compelling antagonist. What it does have in its favor are two sit-up-and-clap supporting turns from Skarsgård... and Lewis.‐ Austin Chronicle
Read More | Posted Jun 30, 2016
3.5/5 74% The BFG (2016) This kind giant transcends his CGI limitations to feel quite real, and like a devoted friend. Who could blame a child for believing he'll be there to catch her when she falls?‐ Austin Chronicle
Read More | Posted Jun 30, 2016
3/5 51% Genius (2016) I wouldn't call Genius inspired, but not for nothing it inspired me to pick up Look Homeward, Angel for the first time.‐ Austin Chronicle
Read More | Posted Jun 23, 2016
3/5 94% Finding Dory (2016) Where Finding Nemo capitalized on the awesome splendor and danger of the ocean, this follow-up shifts much of its action to an aquatic park and becomes broader and sillier, or at least reality-busting, for it. And, hey, that's OK.‐ Austin Chronicle
Read More | Posted Jun 16, 2016
2.5/5 77% Popstar: Never Stop Never Stopping (2016) The ego, excess, and product synergy just don't feel all that exaggerated from pop music's real-life absurdities.‐ Austin Chronicle
Read More | Posted Jun 9, 2016
4/5 85% Maggie's Plan (2016) [Miller] has such compassion for these characters.‐ Austin Chronicle
Read More | Posted Jun 9, 2016
3/5 58% Me Before You (2016) Me Before You isn't going to win any awards for sophistication in storytelling or direction, but it tenderly reproduces the book's most iconic scenes, and their tearjerking effect.‐ Austin Chronicle
Read More | Posted Jun 9, 2016
2/5 30% Alice Through the Looking Glass (2016) The film's special effects are quite something to behold, though Alice's travels through time go on for too long. The old, familiar characters serve merely as a Wonderland Greek chorus, but add nothing new to the story. ‐ Austin Chronicle
Read More | Posted May 26, 2016
3.5/5 98% Love & Friendship (2016) What wicked good fun it is watching this bad girl do her worst.‐ Austin Chronicle
Read More | Posted May 26, 2016
3/5 92% The Nice Guys (2016) A likably tetchy comedy squinting its way through the chest cough of Los Angeles smog circa 1977.‐ Austin Chronicle
Read More | Posted May 19, 2016
2.5/5 57% Money Monster (2016) While the Occupy Wall Street rage supposedly fueling this thing is flimsy, what's left is still solidly entertaining.‐ Austin Chronicle
Read More | Posted May 19, 2016
2/5 24% Being Charlie (2016) The film's great disappointment: that something so clearly conceived in earnestness and from real-life, first-person experience ends up feeling, well, kinda fake.‐ Austin Chronicle
Read More | Posted May 12, 2016