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M. Faust

M. Faust
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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
86% You Were Never Really Here (2018) It seems to me that Ramsey's achievement here is to take an unpleasant genre exercise and make it into one that is merely frustrating.‐ The Public (Buffalo)
Read More | Posted Apr 18, 2018
72% Final Portrait (2018) It's a most unstodgy movie about that dullest of dramatic premises, the Artistic Process.‐ The Public (Buffalo)
Read More | Posted Apr 18, 2018
96% The Death of Stalin (2018) Even if the motivations and events aren't always clear, the performances are often hilarious.‐ The Public (Buffalo)
Read More | Posted Apr 4, 2018
87% The Road Movie (2018) If you only have time for one film this week, by all means get to the jaw-dropping The Road Movie.‐ The Public (Buffalo)
Read More | Posted Apr 4, 2018
34% The Leisure Seeker (2018) It's a particular pleasure to see Sutherland in a leading role, as he's so seldom ever in his long career been given the opportunity to carry a film.‐ The Public (Buffalo)
Read More | Posted Apr 4, 2018
67% The Last Suit (El último traje) (2017) [Pablo] Solarz may be able to claim that it is based on a true story, but drama requires more than that.‐ The Public (Buffalo)
Read More | Posted Mar 21, 2018
81% The Party (2018) It could and probably should have been longer, and the ending feels like the punchline to a sketch-but it is a corker.‐ The Public (Buffalo)
Read More | Posted Mar 21, 2018
82% Game Night (2018) Game Night takes a long time to get rolling. At least the first third is nothing but drab exposition and characterization...but it has enough well-executed bits to make you hope that John Francis Daley and Jonathan Goldstein keep honing their craft.‐ The Public (Buffalo)
Read More | Posted Feb 28, 2018
87% Annihilation (2018) The movie may be cerebral, but it also packs a gut punch.‐ The Public (Buffalo)
Read More | Posted Feb 28, 2018
36% Nostalgia (2018) While most everyone will be able to identify with at least some of the arguments on hand, the ideas are on the whole less compelling than the skill with which the cast delivers them‐ The Public (Buffalo)
Read More | Posted Feb 28, 2018
67% Happy End (2017) Haneke has a firm enough grip on the traditional tools of making movies that you remain involved through two hours of this even if you're never quite sure what it is that you're watching. ‐ The Public (Buffalo)
Read More | Posted Feb 21, 2018
52% The Lodgers (2018) Director Brian O'Malley (Let Us Prey) matches his setting with suitable sound effects and a properly creepy finale. ‐ The Public (Buffalo)
Read More | Posted Feb 21, 2018
71% Double Lover (L'amant double) (2018) Double Lover starts out sedately enough, but don't let that fool you. ‐ The Public (Buffalo)
Read More | Posted Feb 14, 2018
80% Film Stars Don't Die in Liverpool (2017) The two [actors] have enough chemistry to get you past any queasiness about the age difference.‐ The Public (Buffalo)
Read More | Posted Feb 14, 2018
100% This Giant Paper-Mache Boulder Is Actually Really Heavy (2018) [Writer-director Christian Nicolson] cheerfully turns his shortcomings into an advantage, or at least a joke, and if it gets tiresome along the way rouses itself for a likeable ending.‐ The Public (Buffalo)
Read More | Posted Jan 18, 2018
57% The Commuter (2018) The proceedings have just enough action to keep you awake without making you feel bludgeoned, if not quite enough plot to make you feel that it was worth all the build up.‐ The Public (Buffalo)
Read More | Posted Jan 18, 2018
100% Paddington 2 (2018) Best of all is Hugh Grant as a villainous ham actor who gets to dress up in any number of ridiculous costumes before ending the film with a production number that only Mel Brooks has ever matched.‐ The Public (Buffalo)
Read More | Posted Jan 18, 2018
87% The Post (2018) Enjoyable as it is, The Post may not meet the measure of success that Spielberg probably wants...‐ The Public (Buffalo)
Read More | Posted Jan 18, 2018
90% I, Tonya (2018) Margot Robbie doesn't much resemble the real Harding but plays the role with gutsy brio.‐ The Public (Buffalo)
Read More | Posted Jan 4, 2018
51% Downsizing (2017) I think Payne and Taylor got carried away with their vehicle. I can't say that I blame them, but I wish they hadn't used it to take us on a 135 minute ride to someplace that is less interesting instead of exploring their starting point more thoroughly.‐ The Public (Buffalo)
Read More | Posted Dec 19, 2017
91% 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
76% 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
80% 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
67% 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
99% Faces Places (Visages, villages) (2017) Faces Places [is] an unassuming delight.‐ The Public (Buffalo)
Read More | Posted Oct 25, 2017
96% 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
29% 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
50% 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
88% 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
44% 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
49% 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