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Margot Harrison

Margot Harrison
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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
2/5 49% 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 51% 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 93% RBG (2018) The audience is riveted immediately.‐ Seven Days
Read More | Posted Jun 6, 2018
3/5 71% 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 24% 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 87% 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 90% 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 73% 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 49% 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 18% 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 13% 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 41% 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 89% 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 80% 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 29% 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 14% Geostorm (2017) ... predictable twists, stock characters and an all-too-parsimonious serving of catastrophe.‐ Seven Days
Read More | Posted Oct 25, 2017
2.5/5 71% Happy Death Day (2017) If only this movie were as smart as its inspiration.‐ Seven Days
Read More | Posted Oct 19, 2017
4.5/5 87% Blade Runner 2049 (2017) ... a big-budget genre movie that respects its audience's intelligence, and an homage that adds something beautifully new.‐ Seven Days
Read More | Posted Oct 13, 2017
3.5/5 85% Ingrid Goes West (2017) It may be tempting to say that Ingrid Goes West, the feature directorial debut of Matt Spicer, will be obsolete in a few years, but its themes are far older than the "like" button.‐ Seven Days
Read More | Posted Oct 5, 2017
3.5/5 81% Brigsby Bear (2017) By turns funny, uplifting and a little queasy-making, the film sustains that tension for a while - before, ultimately, taking a too-predictable route.‐ Seven Days
Read More | Posted Sep 28, 2017
4/5 69% mother! (2017) Mother! is likely to have divided the audience into the angrily alienated, the cultishly devoted and the simply baffled.‐ Seven Days
Read More | Posted Sep 22, 2017
2/5 9% Tulip Fever (2017) The film flails around trying to convince us it's depicting a heady, madcap, passionate time in its characters' lives. Somehow, though, it all feels about as exciting as a stroll through a tulip garden.‐ Seven Days
Read More | Posted Sep 8, 2017
4/5 96% The Women's Balcony (Ismach Hatani) (2017) The Women's Balcony resolves its central conflict a bit too quickly and neatly, but the theme of battle for the soul of a community resonates - at least with many American critics, who have praised the movie's "universal" themes.‐ Seven Days
Read More | Posted Aug 31, 2017
3.5/5 93% Logan Lucky (2017) While it's overlong and sometimes disjointed, this heist flick delivers genuinely likable characters, winning performances and solid laughs.‐ Seven Days
Read More | Posted Aug 25, 2017
3/5 70% Annabelle: Creation (2017) Director David F. Sandberg (Lights Out) milks maximum chills from the material and his actors, though he can't overcome a script in which people repeatedly do stupid things for no reason.‐ Seven Days
Read More | Posted Aug 17, 2017
5/5 91% A Ghost Story (2017) A Ghost Story is about more than love, grief and frenzied pie eating. It's about whether any of us has a reason to exist, pre- or post-decease.‐ Seven Days
Read More | Posted Aug 4, 2017
2/5 49% Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets (2017) With unsympathetic leads, a clunky script and timeworn themes, Valerian stands and falls on the strength of its visual elements and action set-pieces -- which are, yes, pretty weird, and occasionally downright marvelous.‐ Seven Days
Read More | Posted Jul 28, 2017
3.5/5 93% War for the Planet of the Apes (2017) When used artfully, motion capture has reached a point where we no longer think about the technology we're seeing, just the character. And Caesar is a great one.‐ Seven Days
Read More | Posted Jul 21, 2017
3/5 92% Spider-Man: Homecoming (2017) While it won't convert any superhero haters, this version of the Spidey saga might just stick.‐ Seven Days
Read More | Posted Jul 14, 2017