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Margot Harrison

Margot Harrison
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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
4/5 88% First Man (2018) It doesn't matter that we know how Armstrong's missions ended; the filmmaker's immersive approach renders them as chilling and riveting as anything in the fictional Gravity.‐ Seven Days
Read More | Posted Oct 17, 2018
4/5 90% A Star Is Born (2018) For its first hour-plus, A Star Is Born captures the exhilaration of new love and new creation better than any movie in years.‐ Seven Days
Read More | Posted Oct 11, 2018
2/5 40% Hell Fest (2018) Moments of actual horror are rare, however, because the director never does much to build cat-and-mouse tension.‐ Seven Days
Read More | Posted Oct 3, 2018
3.5/5 66% The House with a Clock in Its Walls (2018) It's an unusual recipe for a PG-rated kids' flick, but it works.‐ Seven Days
Read More | Posted Sep 26, 2018
1.5/5 26% The Nun (2018) It's a slapped-together, poorly written spin-off that in no way approaches the serviceable scares of its predecessors.‐ Seven Days
Read More | Posted Sep 19, 2018
3/5 85% A Simple Favor (2018) Once you adjust to the fact that A Simple Favor doesn't offer much in the way of psychological suspense, or even psychology, it's a fun ride.‐ Seven Days
Read More | Posted Sep 19, 2018
4/5 93% Searching (2018) A welcome oasis in the movie desert of early fall, Searching is Exhibit A.‐ Seven Days
Read More | Posted Sep 5, 2018
2/5 22% The Happytime Murders (2018) For the most part, though, The Happytime Murders trades on archetypes, banter and puns that would have felt shopworn even in the Muppets' heyday.‐ Seven Days
Read More | Posted Aug 29, 2018
3.5/5 92% Crazy Rich Asians (2018) Judging by the talent on display here, Crazy Rich Asians could be a harbinger of more than the rom-com's rebirth.‐ Seven Days
Read More | Posted Aug 22, 2018
4.5/5 95% BlacKkKlansman (2018) BlacKkKlansman entertains, all right, but it holds the audience accountable, too.‐ Seven Days
Read More | Posted Aug 15, 2018
4.5/5 99% Eighth Grade (2018) A hit at January's Sundance Film Festival, this portrait of one shy girl weathering middle school is one of the funniest, most cringe-inducing and most poignant films of the year.‐ Seven Days
Read More | Posted Aug 8, 2018
4/5 94% Sorry to Bother You (2018) If the head-trip films of the 1960s had a fling with Mike Judge's Idiocracy and spawned a progeny as anarchically scattershot as it is brilliantly sincere, the result might look like this.‐ Seven Days
Read More | Posted Aug 1, 2018
3/5 80% Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again (2018) In short, Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again is the Guardians of the Galaxy of musicals: at its best when it embraces the silliness.‐ Seven Days
Read More | Posted Jul 25, 2018
2/5 46% Skyscraper (2018) Johnson is more than capable of carrying a modern-day Die Hard, but great popcorn cinema isn't ever about one actor's likability.‐ Seven Days
Read More | Posted Jul 18, 2018
3/5 53% The First Purge (2018) If B movies once served as the nation's real collective catharsis, maybe it's time to revive them.‐ Seven Days
Read More | Posted Jul 11, 2018
4/5 99% Won't You Be My Neighbor? (2018) While [director Morgan ] Neville has clearly set out to make another crowd-pleasing documentary like his Oscar-winning Stardom, Neighbor isn't straight hagiography.‐ Seven Days
Read More | Posted Jul 5, 2018
2.5/5 48% Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom (2018) But visuals can't obscure the lack of a compelling protagonist or the fact that the new dinosaur we're supposed to find scarier than any dinosaur ever is just another rehash.‐ Seven Days
Read More | Posted Jun 27, 2018
3.5/5 94% Incredibles 2 (2018) Stylized designs and outlandish powers aside, Bob, Helen and their progeny still feel oddly real.‐ Seven Days
Read More | Posted Jun 20, 2018
4.5/5 89% Hereditary (2018) As a horror film, Hereditary delivers the goods, with crack pacing and a third act of sheer gothic madness.‐ Seven Days
Read More | Posted Jun 13, 2018
4/5 94% RBG (2018) The audience is riveted immediately.‐ Seven Days
Read More | Posted Jun 6, 2018
3/5 70% Solo: A Star Wars Story (2018) The movie is at its best when it's just about the one-upping maneuvers of interstellar con men (and women, and various nonhumans).‐ Seven Days
Read More | Posted May 30, 2018
2.5/5 53% Book Club (2018) They don't all have to have the same happy ending; half the fun of a book club is finding out what different messages readers can take away from the same story. If only these women had been inspired by a better one.‐ Seven Days
Read More | Posted May 24, 2018
2.5/5 27% Breaking In (2018) Breaking In feels like an entire movie constructed around a couple of lines of dialogue that someone fervently hoped would become memes.‐ Seven Days
Read More | Posted May 16, 2018
4/5 86% Tully (2018) Make no mistake: Tully is not a witty, wacky comedy about how tough it is to be a mom (though that is its subject). It's a tender, dark, intermittently funny film about the choices people make and the prices they pay.‐ Seven Days
Read More | Posted May 9, 2018
3.5/5 83% Avengers: Infinity War (2018) For a movie with a ridiculously unwieldy cast, Infinity War is surprisingly comprehensible and fun.‐ Seven Days
Read More | Posted May 2, 2018
2/5 14% Blumhouse's Truth or Dare (2018) It doesn't speak well for a movie when its most redeeming quality is how it ends.‐ Seven Days
Read More | Posted Apr 25, 2018
4/5 89% Isle of Dogs (2018) In every way, Isle of Dogs is a celebration of craftsmanship, the antithesis of the sleek, modern style of computer animation.‐ Seven Days
Read More | Posted Apr 18, 2018
3/5 83% Blockers (2018) The movie is funniest when it rambles far afield from those '80s-style archetypes of horndog teenagers. ‐ Seven Days
Read More | Posted Apr 11, 2018
3.5/5 72% Ready Player One (2018) Ready Player One captures the gee-whiz youthful triumphalism of the Reagan era, all right, but it never explores the deeper question of whether all that is worth rehashing - over and over.‐ Seven Days
Read More | Posted Apr 4, 2018
2.5/5 80% Unsane (2018) Visually, the results aren't pretty, but they're interesting. On the level of narrative and tone, the movie is a mess.‐ Seven Days
Read More | Posted Mar 28, 2018
2.5/5 51% Tomb Raider (2018) [Alicia Vikander] was magnetic in Ex Machina, but all she really does well here is suffer, and none of that suffering adds up to much.‐ Seven Days
Read More | Posted Mar 21, 2018
4/5 86% Thoroughbreds (2018) Like Amanda, Thoroughbreds has a disturbingly self-aware quality; it feigns normalcy, tricking us into thinking we know what to expect, only to withhold it.‐ Seven Days
Read More | Posted Mar 14, 2018
1.5/5 17% Death Wish (2018) ... [director Eli Roth] doesn't succeed in getting us invested in his hero's crusade or really in anything on-screen.‐ Seven Days
Read More | Posted Mar 7, 2018
100% It's Such a Beautiful Day (2012) There is no "objective" perspective. What there is, surprisingly, is a form of grace or transcendence or epiphany or whatever you choose to call it. ‐ Seven Days
Read More | Posted Mar 6, 2018
4/5 87% Annihilation (2018) It's a must-see for anyone who loves the truly speculative side of science fiction.‐ Seven Days
Read More | Posted Feb 28, 2018
4.5/5 97% Black Panther (2018) Moral complexity is not new to superhero movies, but this may be the first one in which the hero unabashedly changes his worldview and tactics after learning a few hard truths from the villain.‐ Seven Days
Read More | Posted Feb 21, 2018
1.5/5 12% Fifty Shades Freed (2018) It took only a few minutes of Fifty Shades Freed - directed, like the second installment, by the once-reputable James Foley (Glengarry Glen Ross) - to make me long for freedom from this particular cinematic dungeon.‐ Seven Days
Read More | Posted Feb 14, 2018
4/5 100% Last Men in Aleppo (2017) ... not an easy film to forget or ignore.‐ Seven Days
Read More | Posted Feb 7, 2018
2.5/5 43% Maze Runner: The Death Cure (2018) If you don't mind the near-total absence of originality, The Death Cure is an OK ride, with a likable, multiethnic cast.‐ Seven Days
Read More | Posted Jan 31, 2018
5/5 90% I, Tonya (2018) ... I, Tonya really only works because of the sure, merciless strokes in which it sketches its main characters.‐ Seven Days
Read More | Posted Jan 17, 2018
2.5/5 82% Molly's Game (2018) At its best, Molly's Game is a lively, entertaining, bracingly articulate film. But the final act may have audiences sorely wishing Sorkin had quit while he was ahead.‐ Seven Days
Read More | Posted Jan 10, 2018
3.5/5 91% The Disaster Artist (2017) Anger and self-pity practically bleed off the screen in The Room, but The Disaster Artist only hints at what could have inspired such animus.‐ Seven Days
Read More | Posted Dec 20, 2017
1/5 5% Just Getting Started (2017) ... writer-director Ron Shelton is a long way from the cerebral wit of his Bull Durham heyday.‐ Seven Days
Read More | Posted Dec 15, 2017
5/5 96% The Florida Project (2017) A scripted drama with the unflinching, unjudging eye of a documentary...‐ Seven Days
Read More | Posted Dec 6, 2017
4/5 99% Lady Bird (2017) Just as carefreeness requires effort, so "growing up" never ends.‐ Seven Days
Read More | Posted Nov 29, 2017
2.5/5 40% Justice League (2017) More relatable than its predecessor but no more spell-binding, Justice League races through its paces and ends: four hours of exposition and posturing stuffed in a two-hour package.‐ Seven Days
Read More | Posted Nov 22, 2017
3.5/5 79% The Killing of a Sacred Deer (2017) Every twist the plot takes is dark and absurd; some could make viewers gasp in horror and laugh at once.‐ Seven Days
Read More | Posted Nov 15, 2017
3.5/5 92% Thor: Ragnarok (2017) Marvel continues to remind us that being an ethical, self-realized human is more important than being a superhuman.‐ Seven Days
Read More | Posted Nov 8, 2017
1.5/5 28% Suburbicon (2017) Trying to tell two stories, Suburbicon ends up telling none at all.‐ Seven Days
Read More | Posted Nov 1, 2017
1.5/5 13% Geostorm (2017) ... predictable twists, stock characters and an all-too-parsimonious serving of catastrophe.‐ Seven Days
Read More | Posted Oct 25, 2017