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M. Faust

M. Faust
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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
93% The Disaster Artist (2017) I can't fault Franco and his collaborators for feeling affection for Wiseau, who after all has given so much joy to so many people, if only by accident.‐ The Public (Buffalo)
Read More | Posted Dec 7, 2017
80% The Man Who Invented Christmas (2017) The Man Who Invented Christmas is unlikely to become a classic that families will revisit every December, but it serves its purpose as a pleasant adjunct for those years when you need to take a break from Alastair Sim.‐ The Public (Buffalo)
Read More | Posted Nov 28, 2017
99% Lady Bird (2017) The good news is that the film doesn't fall off from the standard it sets in opening.‐ The Public (Buffalo)
Read More | Posted Nov 16, 2017
73% Last Flag Flying (2017) As you might suspect with this cast and director Richard Linklater, Last Flag Flying is an actor's showcase.‐ The Public (Buffalo)
Read More | Posted Nov 16, 2017
79% The Killing of a Sacred Deer (2017) I suppose the best thing to be said for The Killing of a Sacred Deer is that it would be even worse if we cared about any of the people in it.‐ The Public (Buffalo)
Read More | Posted Nov 14, 2017
71% Wonderstruck (2017) Wonderstruck is one of those movies that comes around maybe once a year, if we're lucky, which so exceeds my poor powers of description that I'm compelled to ask you to just go and see it without reading anything I have to say about it.‐ The Public (Buffalo)
Read More | Posted Nov 9, 2017
54% LBJ (2017) I'm guessing that, aside from the accent, Reiner cast Harrelson in order to capture the likeable side of the character: If only he had trusted his actor simply to act the part.‐ The Public (Buffalo)
Read More | Posted Nov 1, 2017
100% Faces Places (Visages, villages) (2017) Faces Places [is] an unassuming delight.‐ The Public (Buffalo)
Read More | Posted Oct 25, 2017
95% The Florida Project (2017) It heads any list of the best films of the year by a substantial margin.‐ The Public (Buffalo)
Read More | Posted Oct 25, 2017
77% Rosewater (2014) Competently crafted but seldom more than that, Rosewater shows that Stewart could probably make a living as a filmmaker if he so chose. But for now, I hope he keeps his daily-sorry, his day job.‐ The Public (Buffalo)
Read More | Posted Oct 17, 2017
94% Whiplash (2014) [Chazelle] concocts a finale that contains an unlikely plot twist and which arguably counters everything the rest of the film has warned us about. But it includes a musical performance so dazzling and exhilarating that it's hard to complain. ‐ The Public (Buffalo)
Read More | Posted Oct 17, 2017
30% Dumb and Dumber To (2014) How the hell did Carrey and the Farrellys talk Jeff Daniels into doing this?‐ The Public (Buffalo)
Read More | Posted Oct 17, 2017
34% Horrible Bosses 2 (2014) The plot is vague because the audience for a sequel presumably just wants to see more of sex-addict dentist Jennifer Aniston talking dirty (check), Jamie Foxx upending gangsta clichés (check), and the three stars doing a cross-talking routine.‐ The Public (Buffalo)
Read More | Posted Oct 17, 2017
78% The Theory of Everything (2014) [It] seems more certain of what it does not want to do than what it does. ‐ The Public (Buffalo)
Read More | Posted Oct 17, 2017
81% The Homesman (2014) It's a film worth seeing before the crowd of Oscar contenders sweeps it out of the way for the holiday season. ‐ The Public (Buffalo)
Read More | Posted Oct 17, 2017
51% The Humbling (2015) Shot on a minimal budget by Barry Levinson from a script by Buck Henry, all doing their best work in years.‐ The Public (Buffalo)
Read More | Posted Oct 17, 2017
77% St. Vincent (2014) Murray gives it his all, which is always worth seeing, but everything about the production seems to have been designed with one goal in mind: to snag its star an Academy Award.‐ The Public (Buffalo)
Read More | Posted Oct 17, 2017
100% Remember the Night (1940) Mixing comedy, romance, and a touch of dark melodrama, it offers a touching and believable story of redemption. ‐ The Public (Buffalo)
Read More | Posted Oct 17, 2017
90% Wild (2014) It's unfortunate that the film reminds of both Into the Wild and 127 Hours, both recounting much more distressing wilderness journeys. ‐ The Public (Buffalo)
Read More | Posted Oct 17, 2017
87% Foxcatcher (2014) Honestly, by the time Foxcatcher gets to where it's going, we realize that we've gained little more insight into these events than we had going in.‐ The Public (Buffalo)
Read More | Posted Oct 17, 2017
72% Big Eyes (2014) What keeps Big Eyes from being anything more than a holiday diversion is that [Burton] and his writers can't get much drama out of the paintings themselves, or the inexplicable fascination they held for so many people.‐ The Public (Buffalo)
Read More | Posted Oct 17, 2017
45% The Gambler (2014) Directed by Rupert Wyatt (Rise of the Planet of the Apes), the film is glossy and shiny, giving it a superficial sheen that doesn't make any sense. ‐ The Public (Buffalo)
Read More | Posted Oct 17, 2017
73% Inherent Vice (2015) There's nothing here that Robert Altman didn't do more effectively and in his 1976 adaptation of The Long Goodbye, a film that rewards repeat viewings more than I suspect Inherent Vice will. ‐ The Public (Buffalo)
Read More | Posted Oct 17, 2017
12% Taken 3 (2015) It's sad that audiences are lining up to throw money at this just a few months after largely ignoring Neeson in a pretty good crime thriller, A Walk Among the Tombstones.‐ The Public (Buffalo)
Read More | Posted Oct 17, 2017
72% American Sniper (2015) The film is so bland that it even minimizes its subject's claim to fame, the extraordinary number of people he shot after carefully sizing them up through the sights of a rifle.‐ The Public (Buffalo)
Read More | Posted Oct 17, 2017
28% The Wedding Ringer (2015) It's not an awful movie, but neither is it memorable: you're likely to have forgotten it by the time the next Kevin Hart film hits theaters next month.‐ The Public (Buffalo)
Read More | Posted Oct 17, 2017
33% Blackhat (2015) The writer, otherwise unknown to me, is one Morgan Davis Foehl, and one can certainly say that this particular script is emminently Foehlish. It's also as dull as reading computer code.‐ The Public (Buffalo)
Read More | Posted Oct 17, 2017
98% Paddington (2015) Kids who see a lot of American movies made for them may find Paddington somewhat sedate. I found it as warm and fuzzy as its star.‐ The Public (Buffalo)
Read More | Posted Oct 17, 2017
48% Cake (2015) Aniston gives a good performance, but she's photographed like a star from Old Hollywood, where glamour always trumped character. ‐ The Public (Buffalo)
Read More | Posted Oct 17, 2017
98% The Babadook (2014) Its portrait of maternal exhaustion is intense and disturbing. ‐ The Public (Buffalo)
Read More | Posted Oct 17, 2017
89% A Most Violent Year (2015) I may be wrong, but my feeling is that I won't be able to say I have properly seen this film until I can see it on the big screen.‐ The Public (Buffalo)
Read More | Posted Oct 17, 2017
100% Glen Campbell: I'll Be Me (2014) I'll Be Me is a palatable but powerful plea for attention to a disease that is likely to explode in coming years with the aging of the baby boomers.‐ The Public (Buffalo)
Read More | Posted Oct 17, 2017
87% Still Alice (2015) If only the film itself were worthy of Moore's work.‐ The Public (Buffalo)
Read More | Posted Oct 17, 2017
81% Human Capital (2015) Glossy and engrossing, Human Capital unfolds like a variation on one of those films that spend two hours showing how a handful of seemingly unrelated characters are connected.‐ The Public (Buffalo)
Read More | Posted Oct 17, 2017
93% Force Majeure (2014) It's a satire in the best straight-faced manner of Luis Bunuel's European tenure.‐ The Public (Buffalo)
Read More | Posted Oct 17, 2017
71% Beloved Sisters (2015) It's a respectable, luxurious production that moves quickly for its length, but never quite brings to life a time in history of enormous social and political upheavals that may seem distant to many viewers.‐ The Public (Buffalo)
Read More | Posted Oct 17, 2017
61% Maps to the Stars (2015) [Moore is] back this week in Maps to the Stars, baring her all (literally) in a film that just isn't worthy of it.‐ The Public (Buffalo)
Read More | Posted Oct 17, 2017
56% Focus (2015) For the most part Focus is a slickly entertaining popcorn movie.‐ The Public (Buffalo)
Read More | Posted Oct 17, 2017
64% The Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel (2015) As haphazardly and indifferently plotted as it is, you can't go entirely wrong with a movie that lets you watch Judi Dench, Bill Nighy, Penelope Wilton, and Celia Imrie for two hours, joined by Richard Gere, David Strathairn and Tamsin Greig.‐ The Public (Buffalo)
Read More | Posted Oct 17, 2017
96% A Girl Walks Home Alone at Night (2014) A Girl Walks Home Alone at Night ... all by itself nearly makes up for every failed attempt of the past decade to breath new life in the vampire genre.‐ The Public (Buffalo)
Read More | Posted Oct 17, 2017
33% Eva (2015) It's melodramatic stuff with a needlessly grim ending in which the subject of artificial intelligence is merely a Macguffin. ‐ The Public (Buffalo)
Read More | Posted Oct 17, 2017
32% Chappie (2015) This tale of a police robot that is illegally used to test out intelligence-generating software is all action and no brains. ‐ The Public (Buffalo)
Read More | Posted Oct 17, 2017
96% Red Army (2015) Red Army is a fascinating window into Russian politics, and while it has its dramatic moments it's just as often funny.‐ The Public (Buffalo)
Read More | Posted Oct 17, 2017
60% Run All Night (2015) What's good about the movie starts to fall apart about two-thirds of the way in.‐ The Public (Buffalo)
Read More | Posted Oct 17, 2017
17% The Gunman (2015) Mostly ... you look at Penn, flexing his overly-gym trained torso in numerous shirtless scenes, and think, what led him to this point of desperation? Can he really be that jealous of Liam Neeson?‐ The Public (Buffalo)
Read More | Posted Oct 17, 2017
96% '71 (2015) The thick accents and murky lighting will be an impediment to some viewers, but the overall effect will get to you regardless.‐ The Public (Buffalo)
Read More | Posted Oct 17, 2017
29% Get Hard (2015) It's awash in jokes reeking of racism and homophobia, and while I'm sure that the films creators would argue that they're simply trying to air out these differences, they utterly lack the finesse to walk that line.‐ The Public (Buffalo)
Read More | Posted Oct 17, 2017
94% Wild Tales (2015) The best segments ... are little masterpieces of escalation with satisfying climaxes.‐ The Public (Buffalo)
Read More | Posted Oct 17, 2017
96% What We Do In The Shadows (2015) The rules of the vampire genre are parodied affectionately in the mockumentary What We Do in the Shadows, an oddly portentous title for such a goofy movie.‐ The Public (Buffalo)
Read More | Posted Oct 17, 2017
97% It Follows (2015) It's a game I'd be happy to play again. ‐ The Public (Buffalo)
Read More | Posted Oct 17, 2017