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Margot Harrison

Margot Harrison
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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
2/5 7% 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 95% 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 68% 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 92% 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 50% 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
4/5 93% Baby Driver (2017) It's the incidentals that make Baby Driver something special, from the creatively conceived, meticulously scored car chases to the running joke about people's names and their use in songs.‐ Seven Days
Read More | Posted Jul 7, 2017
1.5/5 15% Transformers: The Last Knight (2017) The biggest (only?) pleasure of The Last Knight is watching the film struggle with its identity and slowly become aware of its own awfulness.‐ Seven Days
Read More | Posted Jun 30, 2017
3.5/5 46% Rough Night (2017) Rough Night is basically a feel-good amusement with some darker moments and implications, and a tribute to female friendship in which men, dead or alive, are far from the only topic of conversation.‐ Seven Days
Read More | Posted Jun 23, 2017
4/5 75% My Cousin Rachel (2017) Rachel is a slight story, leading to more of an ironic fizzle than a grand climax. Yet it has a moral complexity that the so-called "psychological thrillers" in our multiplexes often lack.‐ Seven Days
Read More | Posted Jun 16, 2017
4/5 92% Wonder Woman (2017) Gadot carries the movie by combining the charisma of a demigod with the personability of Indiana Jones; even when she's fiercest, empathy and humor are never far away.‐ Seven Days
Read More | Posted Jun 9, 2017
2.5/5 83% The Lovers (2017) It takes a juicy premise and two fine actors -- including the too-scarce, always-welcome Debra Winger -- and fails to do much with them.‐ Seven Days
Read More | Posted Jun 2, 2017
3.5/5 70% Alien: Covenant (2017) Covenant won't remind anyone of the steadily mounting tension of the first two films. But in its odd, compromised, collage-like way, it's pretty entertaining.‐ Seven Days
Read More | Posted May 26, 2017
2.5/5 36% Snatched (2017) The makers of Snatched appear to have taken more of a "throw outrageousness at the audience and see if it sticks" approach. Mostly, it doesn't.‐ Seven Days
Read More | Posted May 19, 2017
3/5 80% Personal Shopper (2017) While the film has loads of style, it doesn't have enough substance to work as a horror film (which it sometimes impersonates) or as an absorbing drama.‐ Seven Days
Read More | Posted May 12, 2017
4.5/5 91% A Quiet Passion (2017) Alternately theatrical and cinematic, stilted and impassioned, A Quiet Passion may not stick tightly to the known facts of Dickinson's biography, but it brings her alive with surprising immediacy.‐ Seven Days
Read More | Posted May 5, 2017
4.5/5 87% The Lost City of Z (2017) Its look is gorgeously naturalistic, its pace leisurely, its mood verging on trancelike, with moments when the real and surreal effortlessly meld.‐ Seven Days
Read More | Posted Apr 28, 2017
2.5/5 66% The Fate of the Furious (2017) The sheer excess of this series that keeps pushing on the accelerator is, undeniably, kind of fun, and fans won't be disappointed. But it's a tiring kind of fun.‐ Seven Days
Read More | Posted Apr 21, 2017
3.5/5 79% T2 Trainspotting (2017) While T2 doesn't recapture the excitement of the original, it's a decent diversion.‐ Seven Days
Read More | Posted Apr 13, 2017
2.5/5 44% Ghost in the Shell (2017) Ghost in the Shell feels like a middling cyberpunk flick that has sat on a shelf since the early '90s.‐ Seven Days
Read More | Posted Apr 7, 2017
3.5/5 71% Beauty and the Beast (2017) Condon's version certainly won't replace the animated film. But it provides just enough sappiness and sass to please a broad audience with fond memories of the "song as old as rhyme" -- and, no doubt, to enchant a new generation.‐ Seven Days
Read More | Posted Mar 24, 2017
3/5 76% Kong: Skull Island (2017) The film is at its best when it sweeps us into the terror of confronting giants.‐ Seven Days
Read More | Posted Mar 17, 2017
4/5 93% Logan (2017) Fans who come to see Wolverine in brutal, bloody, R-rated combat will get their fill. But Mangold alternates those battles with quieter scenes that establish even supporting characters as people whose deaths matter.‐ Seven Days
Read More | Posted Mar 10, 2017
4/5 99% Get Out (2017) Like The Stepford Wives before it, Get Out uses a fancifully exaggerated scenario to illustrate real social tensions.‐ Seven Days
Read More | Posted Mar 2, 2017
3.5/5 42% A Cure For Wellness (2017) ot a masterpiece, but nothing easily forgettable, either.‐ Seven Days
Read More | Posted Feb 23, 2017
3.5/5 90% John Wick: Chapter 2 (2017) It's jam-packed with comic-book conceits presented with the brisk drollness of Terry Gilliam.‐ Seven Days
Read More | Posted Feb 17, 2017
2/5 7% Rings (2017) Seven days after seeing Rings, you won't remember a thing about it.‐ Seven Days
Read More | Posted Feb 10, 2017
4.5/5 88% 20th Century Women (2017) Sometimes Dorothea seems like a time traveler, and so does Mills, as he offers this wry elegy for a loved one and her era.‐ Seven Days
Read More | Posted Feb 2, 2017
3.5/5 74% Split (2017) Without a doubt, this film is tense, lean and sometimes mean.‐ Seven Days
Read More | Posted Jan 27, 2017
9/10 88% Jackie (2016) The woman comes across as imperious, mercurial and sometimes eccentric, but always real. ‐ Seven Days
Read More | 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
Read More | 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
Read More | 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
Read More | 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
Read More | Posted Jan 1, 2017
3/5 12% When the Bough Breaks (2016) An enjoyable camp fest.‐ Seven Days
Read More | Posted Jan 1, 2017
2/5 45% 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
Read More | 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
Read More | Posted Jan 1, 2017
3/5 75% Miss Sloane (2016) Miss Sloane does have plot twists aplenty, and one big novelty: Its amoral protagonist is female.‐ Seven Days
Read More | 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
Read More | 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
Read More | Posted Jan 1, 2017
4/5 68% 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
Read More | 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
Read More | 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
Read More | Posted Jan 1, 2017
4/5 90% Green Room (2016) The setting is claustrophobia inducing, the shooting artful, and the tension unremitting.‐ Seven Days
Read More | Posted Jan 1, 2017
3.5/5 77% Keanu (2016) Keanu is an amiable shaggy-cat story with just enough bite to get laughs.‐ Seven Days
Read More | Posted Jan 1, 2017
4/5 84% 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
Read More | 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
Read More | Posted Jan 1, 2017
98% 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
Read More | Posted Dec 29, 2016