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Leah Greenblatt

Leah Greenblatt
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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
B+ 100% Strong Island (2017) Strong builds a poignant, methodical portrait of loss. Telling William's story won't bring him back, but at least it will let the world know he lived.‐ Entertainment Weekly
Read More | Posted Sep 16, 2017
B 82% Brad's Status (2017) If Brad's emotional status were a work of art, it would look a lot like an Edvard Munch scream, or maybe a dark little corner of Dante's Inferno.‐ Entertainment Weekly
Read More | Posted Sep 14, 2017
B+ 87% First They Killed My Father (2017) A girls-eye-view of genocide that feels less like a conventional narrative than a haunted, impressionistic dream.‐ Entertainment Weekly
Read More | Posted Sep 8, 2017
B 32% Home Again (2017) A bubbly brunch mimosa you drink up before the fizz is gone.‐ Entertainment Weekly
Read More | Posted Sep 7, 2017
B- 7% Tulip Fever (2017) As Chadwick piles on the coincidences and misdirections, the movie finally collapses under its own schematic weight, and wilts to the ground.‐ Entertainment Weekly
Read More | Posted Sep 1, 2017
B+ 83% Beach Rats (2017) It gets under the skin, and stays there.‐ Entertainment Weekly
Read More | Posted Aug 25, 2017
C+ 38% The Hitman's Bodyguard (2017) Something never quite adjacent to hilarity ensues, though Jackson deserves a lot of the credit for what works ...‐ Entertainment Weekly
Read More | Posted Aug 11, 2017
B 85% Ingrid Goes West (2017) Shiny pop satire with a humming undercurrent of existential dread, Ingrid Goes West is a clever, corrosive little trick of a movie, a neon candy heart dipped in asbestos.‐ Entertainment Weekly
Read More | Posted Aug 10, 2017
B+ 86% Wind River (2017) For all its well-worn outlines, the narrative exerts its own fierce, clenched-jaw grip: a cautionary campfire tale that reminds us it's not merely the end that matters, it's the style and skill of the telling.‐ Entertainment Weekly
Read More | Posted Aug 3, 2017
B+ 96% Menashe (2017) The film has an unpolished intimacy, peeling back the surface exoticism of a cloistered faith to reveal the poignantly ordinary struggle of being an imperfect person in the world.‐ Entertainment Weekly
Read More | Posted Jul 27, 2017
A- 82% Detroit (2017) An American horror story rooted so deeply and shamefully in home soil that it is still painful to watch half a century after the true events it's based on took place.‐ Entertainment Weekly
Read More | Posted Jul 24, 2017
B+ 74% Landline (2017) In sweetly calibrated moments ... Landline finds the analog joy it's reaching for.‐ Entertainment Weekly
Read More | Posted Jul 20, 2017
B 68% To the Bone (2017) For young people suffering, the movie offers both hope and clarity; for more experienced viewers, it may come off a little too much like Girl, Interrupted through a Lifetime lens.‐ Entertainment Weekly
Read More | Posted Jul 13, 2017
B 61% Despicable Me 3 (2017) What shines through is the visual wit and innate sweetness of the storytelling, and Carell's cackling, cueball-skulled misanthrope ...‐ Entertainment Weekly
Read More | Posted Jun 29, 2017
B+ 92% Spider-Man: Homecoming (2017) That the movie comes off as loose and sweet and light on its feet as it does feels like sort of minor Marvel miracle.‐ Entertainment Weekly
Read More | Posted Jun 29, 2017
B+ 78% The Beguiled (2017) Nearly every shot here is a visual symphony, all milky sunbeams shot through Spanish moss and white muslin flickering in candlelight.‐ Entertainment Weekly
Read More | Posted Jun 23, 2017
C+ 15% Transformers: The Last Knight (2017) True fans probably don't need the tangled universe of good versus evil explained to them: Bionic aliens rumble; ancient monuments crumble; guys in the middle of robot Armageddon deliver wry one-liners. That's just what you do when things go boom.‐ Entertainment Weekly
Read More | Posted Jun 20, 2017
B- 18% All Eyez on Me (2017) There's a lot of nostalgia, but few revelations; for the unfamiliar, it's probably a pretty decent introduction.‐ Entertainment Weekly
Read More | Posted Jun 16, 2017
C+ 46% Rough Night (2017) It feels like the summer-movie equivalent of a fidget spinner: shiny, manic, and spiraling to nowhere.‐ Entertainment Weekly
Read More | Posted Jun 14, 2017
B- 68% Cars 3 (2017) [Director Brian] Fee steers Cars 3 like the sleek piece of movie machinery it is -- a standard ride with a half-full tank, a gorgeous paint job, and not much at all under the hood.‐ Entertainment Weekly
Read More | Posted Jun 12, 2017
B 75% My Cousin Rachel (2017) A gothic moodpiece masquerading as a thriller, My Cousin Rachel is a misdirected swoon of a movie-long on black-veiled romance and ravishing atmosphere and a little short, alas, on dividends.‐ Entertainment Weekly
Read More | Posted Jun 9, 2017
B+ 87% Captain Underpants: The First Epic Movie (Captain Underpants) (2017) It's a bird! it's a plane! It's a kids' movie that won't make grownups want to manually remove their own toenails!‐ Entertainment Weekly
Read More | Posted Jun 2, 2017
C- 20% Dirty Dancing (2017) Somehow, this earnest, anodyne remake has managed to surgically extract the magic -- leaving the story and signature lines intact while suctioning out all the subtlety, charm, and lead chemistry that defined the iconic 1987 original.‐ Entertainment Weekly
Read More | Posted May 24, 2017
B- 29% Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales (2017) Five films in, Pirates still leaves you feeling a lot like the Magic Kingdom ride it's so famously inspired by: alternately thrilled, exhausted, and seriously regretting that last funnel cake.‐ Entertainment Weekly
Read More | Posted May 22, 2017
B+ 71% The Commune (Kollektivet) (2017) An intimate, bittersweet study of communal living drenched in the unfiltered weed smoke and wide-wale corduroy of 1970s Copenhagen.‐ Entertainment Weekly
Read More | Posted May 11, 2017
B- 45% Paris Can Wait (Bonjour Anne) (2017) A sun-dappled road-trip ramble rich in the buttery wonders of French cuisine and whisper-light on storyline.‐ Entertainment Weekly
Read More | Posted May 11, 2017
C+ 36% Snatched (2017) A profane, wildly scattershot comedy that rides almost entirely on the sheer life force of its two stars.‐ Entertainment Weekly
Read More | Posted May 10, 2017
C+ 50% The Promise (2017) A classic war picture whose worthy message gets swallowed nearly whole by broad strokes storytelling and stock romantic melodrama.‐ Entertainment Weekly
Read More | Posted Apr 20, 2017
B 91% A Quiet Passion (2017) Nixon vividly telegraphs both her character's convictions and her deep physical and emotional suffering.‐ Entertainment Weekly
Read More | Posted Apr 14, 2017
B 66% The Fate of the Furious (2017) Thankfully, it's frequently also much funnier and lighter on its feet than previous outings, and a lot of that credit goes to Statham and Johnson, whose love-hate bromance feels like the real core of the movie.‐ Entertainment Weekly
Read More | Posted Apr 9, 2017
B+ 80% Colossal (2017) As much as Colossal owes to Asian cinema's classic kaiju-monster battles, it's also a shrewd funhouse-mirror subversion of all that.‐ Entertainment Weekly
Read More | Posted Apr 5, 2017
B 44% Ghost in the Shell (2017) The deep-dive mythologies and intriguing moral quandaries raised by the script aren't so much explored as exploded in a flurry of high-gloss action sequences and vaguely deep koan-of-the-day dialogue.‐ Entertainment Weekly
Read More | Posted Mar 30, 2017
B- 61% The Zookeeper's Wife (2017) The movie is nicely shot and sympathetically acted, but there's an odd lack of stakes and urgency ...‐ Entertainment Weekly
Read More | Posted Mar 24, 2017
B 79% Personal Shopper (2017) Stewart, who appears in nearly every scene, is intensely watchable, a coiled spring.‐ Entertainment Weekly
Read More | Posted Mar 9, 2017
B+ 92% The Freedom to Marry (2017) Rosenstein's modest documentary may feel like a niche undertaking, but it still carves out its own worthy place in the struggle.‐ Entertainment Weekly
Read More | Posted Mar 2, 2017
C+ 35% The Great Wall (2017) The Great Wall looks like it could be a really amazing video game. Alas, it's a movie, and kind of a brick.‐ Entertainment Weekly
Read More | Posted Feb 16, 2017
B- 32% In Dubious Battle (2017) A faithfully earnest rendering of John Steinbeck's classic Great Depression tale.‐ Entertainment Weekly
Read More | Posted Feb 16, 2017
B+ 83% A United Kingdom (2017) It's hard not to react exactly as the script intends, heartstrung by every fresh hardship or victory.‐ Entertainment Weekly
Read More | Posted Feb 9, 2017
B+ 60% Dark Night (2017) A haunting, thought-provoking piece of work, made infinitely more powerful by all the things it chooses not to show.‐ Entertainment Weekly
Read More | Posted Feb 3, 2017
C+ 57% War on Everyone (2017) Crass, senseless, and relentlessly talky, War on Everyone mostly seems like a movie at war with itself.‐ Entertainment Weekly
Read More | Posted Feb 3, 2017
B 30% A Dog's Purpose (2017) Purpose ... plays like a family film from another era, its gentle sensibilities a million miles removed from the winky pop culture references and meta layers of most modern all-ages entertainment.‐ Entertainment Weekly
Read More | Posted Jan 26, 2017
B 74% Split (2017) Split's giddy nonsense ultimately dissolves in a scrum
of half-realized ideas, but maybe that's exactly Shyamalan's goal ...‐ Entertainment Weekly
Read More | Posted Jan 19, 2017
C+ 83% The Founder (2017) Keaton does his best to make us care about a blank slate, as do the fine veteran actors around him. But it's hard to swallow the aftertaste of a product so terminally, dispiritingly short on sustenance.‐ Entertainment Weekly
Read More | Posted Jan 19, 2017
B+ 92% Hidden Figures (2017) Melfi tends to paint too much in the broad, amiable strokes of a triumph-of-the-week TV movie. But even his earthbound execution can't dim the sheer magnetic pull of an extraordinary story.‐ Entertainment Weekly
Read More | Posted Jan 5, 2017
B- 35% Live By Night (2017) Live by Night is clearly Affleck's love letter to classic pulp, and almost no noir touchstone goes unturned in its two-hour-plus run: sharp-suited mafiosi, hip-swinging vixens, bloody shoot-outs, double crosses.‐ Entertainment Weekly
Read More | Posted Dec 22, 2016
A- 88% 20th Century Women (2017) Plotwise, Women is a wisp; as a mood piece, though, it's almost irresistibly rich.‐ Entertainment Weekly
Read More | Posted Dec 22, 2016
B 84% Silence (2017) The film is lushly shot by cinematographer Rodrigo Prieto and stocked with indelible supporting turns, including Yōsuke Kubozuka as a tragic Judas figure and Tadanobu Asano as a shrewd translator.‐ Entertainment Weekly
Read More | Posted Dec 20, 2016
C- 14% Collateral Beauty (2016) These actors are too good to be entirely sunk by the sheer silliness of the material (with the exception of Smith, who seems fully committed to playing the role of a human frown-face emoji).‐ Entertainment Weekly
Read More | Posted Dec 14, 2016
B 40% Office Christmas Party (2016) Office isn't nearly as nihilistic as its veneer; beneath all the criminal mischief and baby-Jesus jokes there's still heart of gold, or at least a big ball of tinsel.‐ Entertainment Weekly
Read More | Posted Dec 7, 2016
A- 88% Jackie (2016) Both wildly stylized and feverishly intimate, a surreal collision of private and public selves played out simultaneously in the exclusive back rooms of power and on the world's biggest stage.‐ Entertainment Weekly
Read More | Posted Dec 1, 2016