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Kimberley Jones

Kimberley Jones
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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
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 78% 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 86% Maggie's Plan (2016) [Miller] has such compassion for these characters.‐ Austin Chronicle
Read More | Posted Jun 9, 2016
3/5 57% 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 29% 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
3.5/5 91% Captain America: Civil War (2016) Civil War hinges on a public outcry for accountability and oversight. Which sounds about as sexy as the minutes from a zoning meeting, but in practice makes for a toothsome debate‐ Austin Chronicle
Read More | Posted May 5, 2016
1.5/5 30% Criminal (2016) Criminal is a perfectly passable thriller, if you're cool with no one here passing as an actual human being.‐ Austin Chronicle
Read More | Posted Apr 21, 2016
2/5 17% The Huntsman: Winter's War (2016) The effects don't have the same splendor, or terrifying menace, as the original. The second half's quest plot suffers from one unmemorable set-piece after another. The actors are all game, but the job's beneath them.‐ Austin Chronicle
Read More | Posted Apr 21, 2016
4/5 78% The First Monday in May (2016) The whole film is a delicious excuse to gawk - at the magnificent costumes, at the diplomatic dance of museum personnel and party planners, and at the sumptuous squish of so many egos sharing space.‐ Austin Chronicle
Read More | Posted Apr 14, 2016
3.5/5 91% City Of Gold (2016) The film's final shots of Gold in his truck, negotiating Los Angeles traffic at sunset - "magic hour," in La La Land's dreamy lingo - drive home the film's raison d'être: as an ode to the city, and to its most lyrical chronicler.‐ Austin Chronicle
Read More | Posted Apr 14, 2016
3.5/5 90% My Golden Days (Trois Souvenirs De Ma Jeunesse) (2016) My Golden Days is ostensibly a prequel to My Sex Life, but more so, it's in conversation with all of Desplechin's films. That's what gives this film an extra emotional heft and the fizzy disorientation of "I remember this rabbit hole." ‐ Austin Chronicle
Read More | Posted Apr 7, 2016
1.5/5 12% The Divergent Series: Allegiant (2016) Three films into the ongoing Divergent series, one would hope we'd moved beyond laying plates and folding napkins to get to something more substantial. Yet Allegiant barely makes it to the appetizer course.‐ Austin Chronicle
Read More | Posted Mar 24, 2016
3.5/5 96% Hitchcock/Truffaut (2015) The material begs for a much longer consideration than the film's trim 79 minutes, but it's still a must-watch for serious film fans.‐ Austin Chronicle
Read More | Posted Feb 25, 2016
2/5 47% How To Be Single (2016) Catches the hangnail of millennial hookup culture in its teeth but can't figure out how to chew it over insightfully‐ Austin Chronicle
Read More | Posted Feb 18, 2016
2.5/5 43% Pride and Prejudice and Zombies (2016) Well, dear reader, it's no great shakes, but it's a lot more fun than you'd expect.‐ Austin Chronicle
Read More | Posted Feb 4, 2016
4.5/5 97% 45 Years (2015) [Rampling's] magnificent, in the most monumental sense of the word, and the rumply, agitated Courtenay - though not a mirror - is every bit her match.‐ Austin Chronicle
Read More | Posted Jan 28, 2016
3/5 86% Kung Fu Panda 3 (2016) This is a visually stunning picture, a rhapsody of saturated color and contrasting texture, from the painstaking detail of coarse panda fur to the painterly dreamscape that is the spirit world. ‐ Austin Chronicle
Read More | Posted Jan 28, 2016
3/5 91% Anomalisa (2015) Anomalisa's great ingenuity is in how it imagines Michael's carbon-copied perception of the world.‐ Austin Chronicle
Read More | Posted Jan 14, 2016
4/5 88% The Big Short (2015) The Big Short's conclusions are bleaker, more funereal than any I can recall from a popular entertainment - but at least it has the good humor to send us laughing all the way to the grave.‐ Austin Chronicle
Read More | Posted Dec 23, 2015
3.5/5 60% Sisters (2015) Sisters has a patchily funny first act but unleashes pure comedic chaos once the party gets started.‐ Austin Chronicle
Read More | Posted Dec 17, 2015
3.5/5 80% Macbeth (2015) Kurzel and cinematographer Adam Arkapaw's vision is one of pummeling beauty. You could drop out the sound and be content with their red- and blue-bathed sceneries of mayhem, the white fog that obscures a blighted land.‐ Austin Chronicle
Read More | Posted Dec 10, 2015
2.5/5 61% Legend (2015) Two Tom Hardys for the price of one certainly sounds like a steal of a deal. But if this movie makes it into his future highlight reel, it'll be for level of difficulty, not because the film itself has made much of a bid for posterity.‐ Austin Chronicle
Read More | Posted Nov 25, 2015
2.5/5 66% The Night Before (2015) Motoring affably along from one comic set-piece to the next - and a few are very, very funny - The Night Before never falls apart, but it never really comes together, either.‐ Austin Chronicle
Read More | Posted Nov 19, 2015
2/5 73% Trumbo (2015) In a movie explicitly about men stripped of their names, it seems exceptionally bad form to do the same in service of narrative expediency.‐ Austin Chronicle
Read More | Posted Nov 19, 2015
3/5 No Score Yet Barista (2015) Baijnauth struck gold with his five baristas. Their collective passion steers the sometimes-unfocused narrative, and their perfectionist brushes with madness give this celebratory portrait a slight edge.‐ Austin Chronicle
Read More | Posted Nov 5, 2015
3/5 70% Miss You Already (2015) A heartfelt example of the cinematic tradition derivatively referred to as a "weepie," Miss You Already is, by design, about feelings.‐ Austin Chronicle
Read More | Posted Nov 5, 2015
2.5/5 29% Burnt (2015) There's never any doubt that redemption is the end-game for Jones, but the claim for his saving is weak sauce; the case against him has been too emphatically, if unintentionally, argued.‐ Austin Chronicle
Read More | Posted Oct 29, 2015
4/5 86% Steve Jobs (2015) Boyle's roaming camera and brisk staging injects a lot of energy into what is essentially two hours of walking and talking, while his habitual drift into too-slickness actually works here in complement with the script's theatricality.‐ Austin Chronicle
Read More | Posted Oct 15, 2015
3.5/5 100% Peace Officer (2015) Its most lasting impression is a haunted, human one: of Lawrence in the long hallways of the airplane hangar he converted, walls plastered with his obsessive work, this one-man CSI unit on a mission to expose the cracks in a foundation he himself laid.‐ Austin Chronicle
Read More | Posted Oct 8, 2015
1.5/5 27% Pan (2015) Ill-conceived from any number of angles.‐ Austin Chronicle
Read More | Posted Oct 8, 2015
3.5/5 63% Sleeping with Other People (2015) Bidding and winning in first-time starring roles as romantic leads, Jason Sudeikis and Alison Brie run the table as a new-gen Harry and Sally in this overt update of the Reiner/Ephron classic.‐ Austin Chronicle
Read More | Posted Oct 1, 2015
2/5 71% Pawn Sacrifice (2015) It's Hollywood hokum hugged around a sour little arthouse movie trying to chew its way out.‐ Austin Chronicle
Read More | Posted Sep 24, 2015
3/5 60% The Intern (2015) It's all a well-dressed fantasy, sure, but at least the conversation is unique.‐ Austin Chronicle
Read More | Posted Sep 24, 2015
1.5/5 46% Maze Runner: The Scorch Trials (2015) This is supremely silly stuff, and overall a much lesser version of teens versus the titans of post-apocalypse industry -- a copy of a copy of a copy.‐ Austin Chronicle
Read More | Posted Sep 17, 2015
3/5 73% Black Mass (2015) Depp dials into the man's malevolent charisma and canniness. The connection is clear as a bell, and it's as good as anything he's done in a decade.‐ Austin Chronicle
Read More | Posted Sep 17, 2015
3/5 67% Learning To Drive (2015) I was moved. Not floored, but moved.‐ Austin Chronicle
Read More | Posted Sep 9, 2015
3.5/5 82% Mistress America (2015) Mistress America is maybe Baumbach's most probing consideration of the writer's process and development, a continuing point of interest in his filmography, from Kicking and Screaming to The Squid and the Whale and Margot at the Wedding.‐ Austin Chronicle
Read More | Posted Aug 27, 2015
2.5/5 63% Digging For Fire (2015) Digging for Fire fails its title's own promise: It has the capacity for startling insight and artistry, but mostly it's just a toe listlessly pushing dirt around.‐ Austin Chronicle
Read More | Posted Aug 27, 2015
1.5/5 33% War Room (2015) I lodge no complaint against the film's emphasis on prayer, even if, dramatically, it's not scintillating stuff to watch.‐ Austin Chronicle
Read More | Posted Aug 27, 2015
3/5 77% People Places Things (2015) Gently funny and admirably, even unfashionably humane.‐ Austin Chronicle
Read More | Posted Aug 20, 2015
2/5 64% Ricki And The Flash (2015) The music so wholly engulfs the second half of the film, there's no room left to expand on characters that feel less than lived-in or on the film's more ambitious ideas.‐ Austin Chronicle
Read More | Posted Aug 6, 2015
3/5 76% Jimmy's Hall (2015) If you ever thought Footloose might've been improved with an Irish brogue and a short pour of agitprop, then by all means look to this latest from Ken Loach, Britain's elder statesman of cinema and its evergreen champion of the working class.‐ Austin Chronicle
Read More | Posted Jul 30, 2015
4/5 92% Twinsters (2015) Even more extraordinary than the concept or its conceptualization is how intensely moving an experience it all amounts to.‐ Austin Chronicle
Read More | Posted Jul 30, 2015
2/5 51% Gemma Bovery (2015) One wishes these modernized spins might include less leering at their heroine's rack.‐ Austin Chronicle
Read More | Posted Jul 16, 2015
3/5 86% Trainwreck (2015) Trainwreck can be furiously funny. It just goes down too easy.‐ Austin Chronicle
Read More | Posted Jul 16, 2015