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Margot Harrison

Margot Harrison
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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
9/10 89% Jackie (2016) The woman comes across as imperious, mercurial and sometimes eccentric, but always real. ‐ Seven Days
Posted Jan 18, 2017
4/5 92% Hidden Figures (2017) With any luck, Hidden Figures will bring viewers to the nonfiction account by Margot Lee Shetterly on which it's based -- and serve as an inspiration for STEM-minded kids who rarely see parallels to themselves on film. ‐ Seven Days
Posted Jan 12, 2017
3/5 39% Jane Got a Gun (2016) Jane lacks a strong vision, doing justice to neither the camp potential of its title nor the sophistication of its structure. She's got a gun, all right, but it's shooting blanks. ‐ Seven Days
Posted Jan 1, 2017
1/5 9% God's Not Dead 2 (2016) The script's focus jumps among several characters, some carried over from the previous film, but its methods of characterization remain constant. ‐ Seven Days
Posted Jan 1, 2017
4/5 98% Zootopia (2016) Zootopia is a bouncy, candy-colored animation, not an overt political allegory, yet it's an apt movie for this primary season. ‐ Seven Days
Posted Jan 1, 2017
3/5 12% When the Bough Breaks (2016) An enjoyable camp fest. ‐ Seven Days
Posted Jan 1, 2017
2/5 43% The Hollars (2016) The Hollars does achieve occasional poignant moments, most of them due to Martindale's warm presence and the goodwill she inspires. But the other actors have little to work with. ‐ Seven Days
Posted Jan 1, 2017
4.5/5 89% Loving (2016) This is a showing movie, not a telling movie: The bond between the Lovings is all in their body language. ‐ Seven Days
Posted Jan 1, 2017
3/5 69% Miss Sloane (2016) Miss Sloane does have plot twists aplenty, and one big novelty: Its amoral protagonist is female. ‐ Seven Days
Posted Jan 1, 2017
3.5/5 85% Rogue One: A Star Wars Story (2016) Since Rogue One slides neatly into the preexisting plot of the original Star Wars trilogy, it doesn't feel glaringly imitative of it, as The Force Awakens did. ‐ Seven Days
Posted Jan 1, 2017
2.5/5 78% The Shallows (2016) For those of us who prefer our survival dramas bare-bones and gritty, like Open Water, The Shallows may come across as the CW version. Its photogenic slickness detracts from its terror. ‐ Seven Days
Posted Jan 1, 2017
4/5 69% Swiss Army Man (2016) Viewers who aren't intrinsically opposed to toilet humor may actually find this curiosity pretty funny -- and, thanks to the conviction of its lead actors, sometimes weirdly poignant. ‐ Seven Days
Posted Jan 1, 2017
3.5/5 94% Finding Dory (2016) The aquatic world of Dory doesn't teem with as many fascinating details as the mammalian world of spring's Zootopia, but it has its share of clever visual gags, many of them occasioned by Hank's camouflaging abilities. ‐ Seven Days
Posted Jan 1, 2017
4/5 90% Captain America: Civil War (2016) The good news about Civil War is that those willing to bone up on the backstory will find characters they actually care about enough to root for. ‐ Seven Days
Posted Jan 1, 2017
4/5 90% Green Room (2016) The setting is claustrophobia inducing, the shooting artful, and the tension unremitting. ‐ Seven Days
Posted Jan 1, 2017
3.5/5 76% Keanu (2016) Keanu is an amiable shaggy-cat story with just enough bite to get laughs. ‐ Seven Days
Posted Jan 1, 2017
4/5 83% Midnight Special (2016) The southern landscapes give Midnight Special a down-home realness that compensates for the hot air of its high-concept plot. ‐ Seven Days
Posted Jan 1, 2017
2.5/5 76% Bridget Jones's Baby (2016) A franker, tougher approach to Bridget's situation might have yielded a darker, funnier film. ‐ Seven Days
Posted Jan 1, 2017
97% The Fits (2016) The Fits combines the energy of a dance film with the obliqueness and eerie atmosphere of an art film. I feel safe in saying I've never seen anything quite like it before. ‐ Seven Days
Posted Dec 29, 2016
9/10 79% American Honey (2016) Such an absorbing experience - visually, aurally, atmospherically - that viewers who come along for the road trip may find themselves not minding the lack of destination. ‐ Seven Days
Posted Dec 4, 2016
6/10 82% Ouija: Origin of Evil (2016) While it's not the best showcase for up-and-coming horror director Mike Flanagan (Oculus, Hush), it's not a total waste of his gifts, either. ‐ Seven Days
Posted Dec 4, 2016
8/10 90% Certain Women (2016) Reichardt's camera always returns eventually from the burrows people dig for themselves to the mountains that hover on the horizon like a promise. ‐ Seven Days
Posted Dec 4, 2016
9/10 94% Arrival (2016) For those who feel the emotional weight of Louise's story, Arrival pays off in a big way. ‐ Seven Days
Posted Dec 4, 2016
9/10 98% Moonlight (2016) The film doesn't offer any kind of soothing balm for our troubled times. What it does offer is a powerful affirmation of its characters' complex humanity. ‐ Seven Days
Posted Dec 4, 2016
5/10 61% Allied (2016) Paying homage to movies that are iconic doesn't wash as an excuse for trafficking in clichés. ‐ Seven Days
Posted Dec 4, 2016
8/10 92% Queen of Katwe (2016) The story hits plenty of familiar beats, yet its setting and the actors' conviction combine to give it a feel-good freshness. ‐ Seven Days
Posted Oct 24, 2016
5/10 51% The Accountant (2016) The film dumps every cliché of the brilliant eccentric into a blender with every cliché of the stoic action hero. ‐ Seven Days
Posted Oct 24, 2016
6/10 43% The Girl on the Train (2016) Taylor and screenwriter Erin Cressida Wilson have amped up the book's staid sexuality to fever pitch. ‐ Seven Days
Posted Oct 24, 2016
7/10 87% Florence Foster Jenkins (2016) Streep's broad, entertaining performance anchors a serviceable film about the age-old problem of what happens when ambition exceeds ability. ‐ Seven Days
Posted Sep 9, 2016
9/10 97% Kubo and the Two Strings (2016) There's nothing banal about this affirmation of the human imagination. ‐ Seven Days
Posted Sep 9, 2016
8/10 99% Don't Think Twice (2016) A low-key drama and a surprisingly funny comedy rolled into one, Birbiglia's film suggests that improv and life have something in common. ‐ Seven Days
Posted Sep 9, 2016
8/10 98% Hell or High Water (2016) The deft sketches of minor characters - each surviving tough times in their own way - give human faces to the film's messaging. ‐ Seven Days
Posted Sep 9, 2016
5/10 69% The Infiltrator (2016) Feeling long at slightly over two hours, The Infiltrator is a patchwork of elements that tantalize us without satisfying. ‐ Seven Days
Posted Aug 10, 2016
7/10 60% Absolutely Fabulous: The Movie (2016) There's no point in trying to tone down the show's outrageousness for the big screen - outrageousness is the point - and no one has tried. ‐ Seven Days
Posted Aug 10, 2016
7/10 82% Captain Fantastic (2016) The film waffles between giving the audience a feel-good experience and doing justice to its own deeper, more provocative themes. ‐ Seven Days
Posted Aug 10, 2016
2/10 11% Nine Lives (2016) The best qualities of this family comedy are that it doesn't exceed 90 minutes and gives Christopher Walken a chance to say the words "poopy box." ‐ Seven Days
Posted Aug 10, 2016
9/10 90% The Lobster (2016) This one-of-a-kind film might just be the perfect date movie for people who hate dating. ‐ Seven Days
Posted Jun 16, 2016
6/10 80% The Conjuring 2 (2016) By strategically limiting what we see, Wan wrings genuine suspense out of his predictable plot. ‐ Seven Days
Posted Jun 16, 2016
8/10 92% The Nice Guys (2016) There are shades of The Big Lebowski in its narrative, which spins out to outlandish lengths only to culminate in a bit of throwaway irony. ‐ Seven Days
Posted Jun 1, 2016
5/10 49% Hardcore Henry (2016) First-person format doesn't impart immediacy when the action is nothing we can imagine ourselves doing. ‐ Seven Days
Posted Apr 27, 2016
6/10 17% The Huntsman: Winter's War (2016) A fantasy-film anomaly; nominally about a dude, it's actually a playground for three glamorous, mature women at the height of their powers. ‐ Seven Days
Posted Apr 27, 2016
6/10 33% The Bronze (2016) The movie rises to its highest energy levels in scenes where Rauch has strong foils - and strong actors - to play off. Otherwise, it can be a bit of a slog. ‐ Seven Days
Posted Apr 4, 2016
5/10 27% Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice (2016) An epic about two emotionally stunted people trading glowers while the world burns. ‐ Seven Days
Posted Apr 4, 2016
8/10 90% 10 Cloverfield Lane (2016) With its slow burn and richer characters, 10 Cloverfield plays on a whole different set of fears, about the bad things that can happen in "safe" spaces. ‐ Seven Days
Posted Mar 18, 2016
4/10 16% Gods Of Egypt (2016) If only Gods of Egypt had musical numbers, it might qualify as some kind of twisted classic. ‐ Seven Days
Posted Mar 3, 2016
9/10 91% The Witch (2016) We leave it deeply unsettled, as if we've time traveled back into our ancestors' worst nightmares. ‐ Seven Days
Posted Mar 3, 2016
7/10 85% Hail, Caesar! (2016) One of the things the Coens may or may not be ridiculing in this award-season release is Hollywood's earnest faith in itself. ‐ Seven Days
Posted Feb 19, 2016
7/10 23% Zoolander 2 (2016) The film offers no new satirical insights into this region of idiocracy, just a colorful romp through it. ‐ Seven Days
Posted Feb 19, 2016
7/10 75% The Hateful Eight (2015) The problem is that, in a film driven primarily by verbal explosions, our cook lets the pot simmer far too long. ‐ Seven Days
Posted Jan 29, 2016
8/10 94% Carol (2015) More than a narrative, the film is a study in visual ways to convey the "swimmy," unreal sensations of love at first sight. ‐ Seven Days
Posted Jan 29, 2016