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Marshall Fine

Marshall Fine
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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
86% Pete's Dragon (2016) Just because you CAN remake a piece of crap like this does not mean that it's a good idea. ‐ Hollywood & Fine
Posted Aug 9, 2016
99% Don't Think Twice (2016) One of the summer's small treasures, in the flood of big-budget dross. ‐ Hollywood & Fine
Posted Jul 23, 2016
60% Absolutely Fabulous: The Movie (2016) This film assumes that an idea for a joke is the same thing as an actual shoddily written that the clothes are meant to stand in for real punchlines. ‐ Hollywood & Fine
Posted Jul 19, 2016
73% Ghostbusters (2016) Like so many film comedies these days, it assumed that casting funny people was the same thing as writing a funny script; it's not. ‐ Hollywood & Fine
Posted Jul 13, 2016
70% Café Society (2016) If it doesn't rank as top-shelf Woody Allen (a crowded shelf indeed), it's still one of his better ones. ‐ Hollywood & Fine
Posted Jul 13, 2016
89% Applause (Applaus) (2010) In a more just universe, the film and Paprika Steen's performance would be part of the Oscar discussion, instead of an imported curiosity. ‐ Hollywood & Fine
Posted Apr 7, 2016
68% Whiskey Tango Foxtrot (2016) Fey finds a depth in this character that her comedy roles seldom offer... I have a hunch it's a better and different movie than you probably expect. ‐ Hollywood & Fine
Posted Mar 3, 2016
46% Knight of Cups (2016) It wants us to enter some sort of dreamscape...but it's a little like listening to someone talking in their sleep. ‐ Hollywood & Fine
Posted Mar 3, 2016
64% Zoolander (2001) So lazy a comedy that I kept looking for Adam Sandler's name in the credits...essentially a funny 3-minute short with a bloated, unfunny full-length feature grafted on to it. ‐ Hollywood & Fine
Posted Feb 10, 2016
85% Hail, Caesar! (2016) Like a long, entertaining shaggy dog story without a punchline...just sit back and let it wash over you in all its witty, if insubstantial goodness. ‐ Hollywood & Fine
Posted Feb 4, 2016
80% The Intervention (2016) Engaging and emotionally intelligent. ‐ Hollywood & Fine
Posted Feb 2, 2016
96% Rams (Hrútar) (2016) A melancholy charmer that will make you laugh and bring you to tears. ‐ Hollywood & Fine
Posted Feb 2, 2016
10% Dirty Grandpa (2016) Simply being dirty and gross is not the same as being funny, something the makers of this film apparently didn't understand. ‐ Hollywood & Fine
Posted Jan 23, 2016
75% The Hateful Eight (2015) It kept me fully engaged for its entire running time and had me thinking about it long afterward. ‐ Hollywood & Fine
Posted Jan 9, 2016
92% Star Wars: Episode VII - The Force Awakens (2015) Personally enjoyed the hell out of it; critically, I felt, OK, this is a really good start and a step in the right direction with room for improvement. ‐ Hollywood & Fine
Posted Dec 16, 2015
84% The Walk (2015) A film whose final half-hour has you soaring so high that you almost forget how lame the rest of the film is. ‐ Hollywood & Fine
Posted Oct 1, 2015
92% The Martian (2015) Despite all that computer wizardry at work, the green-screen seams show and the herky-jerky pace mitigates against the kind of creeping tension that should inform this film. ‐ Hollywood & Fine
Posted Oct 1, 2015
81% Labyrinth Of Lies (2015) A serious film that is never solemn, bristling with energy while reminding us that there is no statute of limitations on one's conscience. ‐ Hollywood & Fine
Posted Sep 23, 2015
87% Drunk Stoned Brilliant Dead: The Story of the National Lampoon (2015) The funniest documentary since The Aristocrats. ‐ Hollywood & Fine
Posted Sep 23, 2015
50% Ashby (2015) The bubbly Wolff and laconic Rourke have a nice comic give-and-take, but Rourke's face, in the right light, looks like a bad pottery experiment. ‐ Hollywood & Fine
Posted Sep 23, 2015
74% The Keeping Room (2015) Barber keeps the atmospherics at full pitch, which tends to draw out the action but undermine the tension. The violence can be brutal at times, but it's seldom dramatic. ‐ Hollywood & Fine
Posted Sep 23, 2015
89% Mississippi Grind (2015) Mendelsohn gives Gerry more soul than simply a degenerate gambler. Reynolds imbues Curtis with an empathy that grounds his easy-quipping persona. ‐ Hollywood & Fine
Posted Sep 23, 2015
92% 99 Homes (2015) A bravura performance by Shannon, who can use calm as a weapon in the same way he uses volume. ‐ Hollywood & Fine
Posted Sep 23, 2015
46% A Walk In The Woods (2015) Despite its flaws, it's a film with a point to make and laughs to be had. There are many worse films you could see. ‐ Hollywood & Fine
Posted Sep 2, 2015
66% Learning To Drive (2015) It creeps up on you, eliciting laughs even as touches the heart. That makes it unique in the current cinematic landscape. ‐ Hollywood & Fine
Posted Aug 20, 2015
77% People Places Things (2015) Clement may be one of the slyest actors working, blending great comic timing with a thoughtful, almost melancholy quality. ‐ Hollywood & Fine
Posted Aug 13, 2015
67% The Man From U.N.C.L.E. (2015) Alicia Vikander, a Swedish actress who plays a German, is more convincing speaking English than Armie Hammer ... a heavy-footed film that barely gets by on one actor's charm. ‐ Hollywood & Fine
Posted Aug 12, 2015
83% Mistress America (2015) Gerwig may be the most overrated (or at least most overemployed) actor of her generation. ‐ Hollywood & Fine
Posted Aug 11, 2015
64% Ricki And The Flash (2015) One of those near-misses that feels as though a lot of discussion went into the rationale behind every wrong-headed decision. ‐ Hollywood & Fine
Posted Aug 6, 2015
97% Listen To Me Marlon (2015) If you're already steeped in Brando history, then the recordings will seem like a fresh page. ‐ Hollywood & Fine
Posted Jul 27, 2015
94% Best Of Enemies (2015) Builds to a stunning final confrontation that changed the lives of both men. ‐ Hollywood & Fine
Posted Jul 27, 2015
60% Samba (2015) Satisfying in a way that too few American films remember how to be...a movie that stays with you, something not many films manage to do any more. ‐ Hollywood & Fine
Posted Jul 23, 2015
81% Ant-Man (2015) One of the summer's most entertaining... one of only a handful of comic-book movies to transcend the limits of that increasingly cookie-cutter genre. ‐ Hollywood & Fine
Posted Jul 16, 2015
85% Trainwreck (2015) Could easily be 20 minutes shorter...If Apatow had made a movie with the young Henny Youngman, he'd have turned him into the king of the two-liners. ‐ Hollywood & Fine
Posted Jul 15, 2015
19% Self/less (2015) It would be a brain-teaser, if it only had a brain. ‐ Hollywood & Fine
Posted Jul 9, 2015
56% Minions (2015) The equivalent of a meal made entirely of french fries - by the end, you're stuffed, but you're hardly satisfied. ‐ Hollywood & Fine
Posted Jul 8, 2015
81% Batkid Begins (2015) The year's most joyous and surprising movie ‐ Hollywood & Fine
Posted Jun 23, 2015
82% The Overnight (2015) You're not going to find another film this summer that keeps surprising you the way this one does. ‐ Hollywood & Fine
Posted Jun 18, 2015
89% Dope (2015) A coming-of-age tale with bite, introducing a talented new cast to the world in what may be the summer's freshest film. ‐ Hollywood & Fine
Posted Jun 16, 2015
32% Entourage (2015) There are barely as many laughs in its slack 104 minutes as in the average 30-minute episode. ‐ Hollywood & Fine
Posted Jun 4, 2015
83% Results (2015) A sly little wonder of a film that may end up flying under the radar. ‐ Hollywood & Fine
Posted May 27, 2015
48% San Andreas (2015) This film doesn't need a director, which is fortunate because it has Brad Peyton..disaster porn..a listless, heaving mess of a film. ‐ Hollywood & Fine
Posted May 27, 2015
81% 1001 Grams (2015) A miniaturist dealing in microcosms that reveal the of the most human films I've seen in recent years, full of insight, sadness and unexpected laughs. ‐ Hollywood & Fine
Posted May 13, 2015
97% Mad Max: Fury Road (2015) If there was a rating between Fresh and Rotten, I'd have given it to a movie that aroused extreme ambivalence: an hour of intense pleasure followed by a lot of wheel-spinning. ‐ Hollywood & Fine
Posted May 12, 2015
93% Slow West (2015) Maclean takes more interest in the journey than the destination. The stops along the way are alternately life-threatening, illuminating and abruptly, wildly funny. ‐ Hollywood & Fine
Posted May 11, 2015
48% The D Train (2015) Marsden is rapidly positioning himself as a worthy comic successor to Christopher MacDonald: that good-looking actor who is potentially any movie's comedy secret weapon. ‐ Hollywood & Fine
Posted May 8, 2015
93% Ex Machina (2015) After tantalizing us with increasingly imaginative developments and the promise of catharsis, Garland lets it all dribble away at the end. ‐ Hollywood & Fine
Posted Apr 23, 2015
26% Child 44 (2015) The plotting gets a little runs out of ideas long before it plods to the final credits ‐ Hollywood & Fine
Posted Apr 18, 2015
76% Alex of Venice (2015) Pleasant and occasionally touching, without ever being really compelling. ‐ Hollywood & Fine
Posted Apr 18, 2015
44% True Story (2015) The limitations of its script and of Jonah Hill's performance in the central role keep it from transcending its shortcomings. ‐ Hollywood & Fine
Posted Apr 15, 2015