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Kurt Loder

Kurt Loder
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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
79% Patriots Day (2017) A tense and tightly edited police procedural that never sinks to cheap emotional manipulation of the awful event at its center. ‐ Reason Online
Posted Jan 13, 2017
92% 20th Century Women (2017) One of the year's best movies -- a coming-of-age story in which even the grownups are still coming of age. ‐ Reason Online
Posted Dec 29, 2016
83% Silence (2017) Admirable in its close examination of metaphysical issues. But the movie is nearly three hours long, and it seems to grind on for ages. ‐ Reason Online
Posted Dec 23, 2016
17% Assassin's Creed (2016) A movie of sprawling awfulness... ‐ Reason Online
Posted Dec 22, 2016
85% Rogue One: A Star Wars Story (2016) If you've ever wondered where Princess Leia got those Death Star plans from, well, here you go. Hope I'm not spoiling anything. ‐ Reason Online
Posted Dec 16, 2016
93% La La Land (2016) Spectacular song-and-dance scenes rise up out of the story like exhalations of pure joy. ‐ Reason Online
Posted Dec 9, 2016
89% Jackie (2016) The movie devolves into a suffocating examination of its star as she unleashes a tsunami of acting-weeping, simpering, smoking and snapping-much of it captured in relentless, oppressive close-ups. ‐ Reason Online
Posted Dec 2, 2016
61% Allied (2016) The whole movie feels like an homage, and it plods. ‐ Reason Online
Posted Nov 23, 2016
73% Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them (2016) A weak kickoff... ‐ Reason Online
Posted Nov 18, 2016
94% Arrival (2016) A thinking human's alien-invasion movie... ‐ Reason Online
Posted Nov 11, 2016
90% Doctor Strange (2016) The probability of the good Doctor returning in a sequel would seem the surest of sure things. ‐ Reason Online
Posted Nov 4, 2016
94% Gimme Danger (2016) Tells the story of the Stooges in all of its calamity and eventual triumph. ‐ Reason Online
Posted Oct 28, 2016
19% Inferno (2016) Can be recommended for the opportunity it offers to avoid reading the Dan Brown novel on which it's based... ‐ Reason Online
Posted Oct 28, 2016
37% Jack Reacher: Never Go Back (2016) Cruise wanders through "Never Go Back" like a man in search of a better movie. ‐ Reason Online
Posted Oct 21, 2016
85% Christine (2016) This might have been an even grimmer exercise than it is-and be advised, it really is grim-were it not for Rebecca Hall's powerful, self-effacing performance. ‐ Reason Online
Posted Oct 14, 2016
64% The Greasy Strangler (2016) A hipster calculation that attempts to sell moronic incoherence as ironic artistry... ‐ Reason Online
Posted Oct 7, 2016
72% The Birth of a Nation (2016) ...Parker has extended his story into areas of melodrama that recall the sentimental historical epics of Hollywood's golden age. ‐ Reason Online
Posted Oct 7, 2016
64% Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children (2016) It's too bad the movie never quite sweeps us up - it's slow in spots, and there's an awful lot of exposition. ‐ Reason Online
Posted Sep 30, 2016
100% Chicken People (2016) If Errol Morris had ever wandered into the world of "competitive poultry," he might have been moved to make a documentary like Chicken People. ‐ Reason Online
Posted Sep 25, 2016
63% The Magnificent Seven (2016) There's even a woman this time. She's a match for any of the men, and might have been included among their number had it not been necessary for her to shed tears at one point, and to serve the guys dinner at another. ‐ Reason Online
Posted Sep 25, 2016
76% Bridget Jones's Baby (2016) Funny beyond the call of chick-flickery... ‐ Reason Online
Posted Sep 16, 2016
61% Snowden (2016) A bit like Stone's 1991 fever dream "JFK," but not, you know, completely nuts. ‐ Reason Online
Posted Sep 16, 2016
95% The Beatles: Eight Days a Week - The Touring Years (2016) Uses miles of rare and previously unseen footage to depict Beatlemania, in all of its mad passion, in a really electrifying way. ‐ Reason Online
Posted Sep 9, 2016
85% Sully (2016) Sully's exploit lasted about three minutes. So even at 95 minutes the movie feels stretched and padded. ‐ Reason Online
Posted Sep 9, 2016
59% The Light Between Oceans (2016) Has the hallmarks of a shameless tear-jerker. All that's missing is a dab of cancer and maybe an incinerated kitten. ‐ Reason Online
Posted Sep 2, 2016
40% Morgan (2016) So strongly resembles Ex Machina that you wonder if at any point the filmmakers felt even a twinge of misgiving about what they were up to. ‐ Reason Online
Posted Sep 2, 2016
93% I Am Not a Serial Killer (2016) A tidy genre mash-up - part teen flick, part gruesome crime tale, and part...well, something else, which I won't go into. ‐ Reason Online
Posted Aug 26, 2016
87% Don't Breathe (2016) A relentlessly violent game of hide-and-seek, much of it joltingly effective, much of it - in the grand horror tradition - amusingly implausible ‐ Reason Online
Posted Aug 26, 2016
26% Suicide Squad (2016) It's like looking forward to Christmas all year and then waking up on the big day to find Santa Claus sprawled out dead under your tree. ‐ Reason Online
Posted Aug 5, 2016
56% Jason Bourne (2016) The director's intricately edited shaky-cam style is no longer quite the revelation it once was, but it still kicks. ‐ Reason Online
Posted Jul 29, 2016
84% Star Trek Beyond (2016) The relentless overload of CGI, dazzling at first, grows tedious after awhile, and sometimes exhaustingly incoherent. ‐ Reason Online
Posted Jul 22, 2016
70% Café Society (2016) The story is simple, but it has the tug of enduring heartbreak. ‐ Reason Online
Posted Jul 15, 2016
73% Ghostbusters (2016) I'd see this movie again just for Kate McKinnon's unhinged grin and her ga-ga delivery. ‐ Reason Online
Posted Jul 15, 2016
91% Zero Days (2016) A techno-horror story of the sort the late Michael Crichton might have come up with -- but here the horror is real, not speculative, and it's still out there, lurking. ‐ Reason Online
Posted Jul 8, 2016
35% Mike and Dave Need Wedding Dates (2016) Aubrey Plaza is the movie's dark heart -- in what might otherwise be a run-of-the-mill bro-com, she's a breath of foul air. ‐ Reason Online
Posted Jul 8, 2016
75% The BFG (2016) Almost suffocated by niceness... ‐ Reason Online
Posted Jul 1, 2016
31% Independence Day: Resurgence (2016) It's hard to say what's worse about this movie: its shoddiness, which is abundant, or its cynicism -- no surprise in a "sequel" slapped together 20 years after the picture whose enduring popularity it seeks to exploit ‐ Reason Online
Posted Jun 24, 2016
78% The Shallows (2016) The movie does its job, if not a lot more, and it does it in a slick, quick 87 minutes. Thank you. ‐ Reason Online
Posted Jun 24, 2016
57% The Neon Demon (2016) You'd think that any movie featuring lesbian cannibalism and lesbian necrophilia would at least be fun. ‐ Reason Online
Posted Jun 24, 2016
95% Tickled (2016) Head-spinning - and a mini-master class in investigative journalism, in an era that no longer prizes that costly undertaking. ‐ Reason Online
Posted Jun 17, 2016
51% Genius (2016) While Law overacts wildly, Firth is unwaveringly dull and glum and plodding, much like the movie itself. ‐ Reason Online
Posted Jun 10, 2016
34% Now You See Me 2 (2016) Still breezy and clever (maybe a little too much so this time), and still fun. ‐ Reason Online
Posted Jun 10, 2016
77% Popstar: Never Stop Never Stopping (2016) A grab bag of often brilliant skits and zingers and wild mock music videos. There's also a story. ‐ Reason Online
Posted Jun 3, 2016
48% X-Men: Apocalypse (2016) Not bad! ‐ Reason Online
Posted May 27, 2016
97% Weiner (2016) Any normal person-which is to say, anyone who was not Anthony Weiner-would have told the filmmakers to pack up their cameras and go. But Weiner didn't. ‐ Reason Online
Posted May 20, 2016
92% The Nice Guys (2016) Of all the year's movies that are not "Deadpool," The Nice Guys might be the funniest. Well, it's one of them. ‐ Reason Online
Posted May 20, 2016
90% The Lobster (2016) This is not a movie like too many others. Or any, in fact. ‐ Reason Online
Posted May 13, 2016
90% Captain America: Civil War (2016) Scads of characters, oodles of travel, acres of eye-punishing shakey-cam action - the movie's excess of just about everything overwhelms its virtues. ‐ Reason Online
Posted May 6, 2016
61% High-Rise (2016) An ambitious anti-capitalist cartoon... ‐ Reason Online
Posted Apr 29, 2016
82% Men & Chicken (Mænd & høns) (2016) I don't know the writer-director, but now I worry about him. ‐ Reason Online
Posted Apr 22, 2016