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Marshall Fine

Marshall Fine
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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
54% Woman in Gold (2015) A great movie? Probably not - but a compelling and involving one, dealing with an important moment in recent history? Woman in Gold is absolutely that.‐ Hollywood & Fine
Read More | Posted Apr 1, 2015
84% While We're Young (2015) Funny and smart, finding humor in cultural pretension without taking cheap shots. That's a lot harder than it sounds.‐ Hollywood & Fine
Read More | Posted Mar 26, 2015
29% Get Hard (2015) Get Hard isn't terrible. It's funny often enough to stave off impatience. That's something, I guess.‐ Hollywood & Fine
Read More | Posted Mar 24, 2015
17% The Gunman (2015) The writing is wooden and Penn obviously knows it... If Penn is helpless against exposition-heavy dialogue, what chance do the other actors stand?‐ Hollywood & Fine
Read More | Posted Mar 18, 2015
88% Traitors (2013) There are not a lot of actual incidents in the film: no chases or shootouts. Yet Gullette creates real tension, through silences, quiet encounters with the drug lord and the extremely expressive face of Ben Acha.‐ Hollywood & Fine
Read More | Posted Mar 10, 2015
63% The Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel (2015) Sequel-itis: Let's take this delightful little surprise hit and try to duplicate its success without doing anything original.‐ Hollywood & Fine
Read More | Posted Mar 5, 2015
97% An Honest Liar (2015) a fascinating character: quick-witted, still relatively spry for his age, with an air of mystery, even when he's simply telling the truth. ‐ Hollywood & Fine
Read More | Posted Mar 4, 2015
61% Maps to the Stars (2015) There's a difference between tart and vinegary and Maps to the Stars is consistently on the wrong side of it.‐ Hollywood & Fine
Read More | Posted Feb 27, 2015
56% Focus (2015) Works hard and does manage to generate entertainment. But the strain shows.‐ Hollywood & Fine
Read More | Posted Feb 26, 2015
95% Wild Tales (2015) Film-making at its most friskily entertaining and surprising. Even if it doesn't win the Oscar on Sunday, it's a film to be prized for its audacious energy.‐ Hollywood & Fine
Read More | Posted Feb 20, 2015
80% McFarland USA (2015) A well-made and unabashed feel-good film that has the advantage of being true. How often do you find that?‐ Hollywood & Fine
Read More | Posted Feb 19, 2015
74% Kingsman: The Secret Service (2015) Vaughn finds new ways to deconstruct and reconstruct the spy-thriller... blends Hong Kong action with state-of-the-art digital effects to create breathless set pieces. ‐ Hollywood & Fine
Read More | Posted Feb 12, 2015
96% What We Do In The Shadows (2015) Comedy is a very subjective thing and I can imagine people who won't find What We Do in the Shadows funny. But I can't imagine that they have happy lives.‐ Hollywood & Fine
Read More | Posted Feb 12, 2015
26% Jupiter Ascending (2015) The good news is that Jupiter Ascending is actually not bad. But that's not the same as being great - or even good. ‐ Hollywood & Fine
Read More | Posted Feb 4, 2015
10% The Boy Next Door (2015) This dreadful film mistakes gross violence for thrills and formula setups for action sequences. J-Lo, usually a controlled screen presence, mostly looks hapless here.‐ Hollywood & Fine
Read More | Posted Jan 22, 2015
80% Black Sea (2015) The kind of movie that makes you hold your breath when things get tense. How long can you hold yours?‐ Hollywood & Fine
Read More | Posted Jan 21, 2015
34% Blackhat (2015) The script is a mix of talky exposition and gun battles, the lowest form of cinematic action..a cyber-thriller that's distinctly short on thrills, not to mention credibility. ‐ Hollywood & Fine
Read More | Posted Jan 14, 2015
74% Match (2015) A slight but affecting film built around a stirring central performance by Patrick Stewart, who lifts this small indie to another level altogether. ‐ Hollywood & Fine
Read More | Posted Jan 13, 2015
97% Two Days, One Night (2014) Cotillard does a stirring job portraying the repeated triumph of will over fear...A film that places value on the simple human attributes of empathy and sacrifice. ‐ Hollywood & Fine
Read More | Posted Dec 26, 2014
71% Into the Woods (2014) Busy without being involving, energetic without having much excitement... And the lesson is this: Everyone dies, sooner or later.‐ Hollywood & Fine
Read More | Posted Dec 26, 2014
51% Unbroken (2014) Readers will be sorely disappointed by how shrunken Zamperini's experiences seem...feels more like a Hollywood formula than a hero's true story. ‐ Hollywood & Fine
Read More | Posted Dec 24, 2014
72% American Sniper (2015) Eastwood displays the futility of the Iraq war, but, given more than 10 years of films with the same ideas and images, it's not a startling or even moving message. ‐ Hollywood & Fine
Read More | Posted Dec 24, 2014
72% Big Eyes (2014) A solidly entertaining film, one that finds the humor in an unfamiliar tale of human art and artifice. ‐ Hollywood & Fine
Read More | Posted Dec 23, 2014
46% The Gambler (2014) It's a mess, pure and simple, and remaking it turns out to be a sucker's bet. ‐ Hollywood & Fine
Read More | Posted Dec 23, 2014
99% Selma (2015) A film about courage and strength that should be required viewing in this, a nation whose sense of history extends barely as far as last week. ‐ Hollywood & Fine
Read More | Posted Dec 22, 2014
59% The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies (2014) Jackson brings it home with a bang with this final film...exciting and emotional..flies by in a roiling series of climaxes, each carrying a new level of tension and thrill. ‐ Hollywood & Fine
Read More | Posted Dec 18, 2014
97% Mr. Turner (2014) Leigh and Pope simply let Turner exist in the landscapes he's trying to capture, creating the cinematic equivalent of Turner's panoramic washes.‐ Hollywood & Fine
Read More | Posted Dec 17, 2014
74% Inherent Vice (2015) Treats plot like a rental car: something to be abused and abandoned, squandering a strong start in an orgy of wheel-spinning.‐ Hollywood & Fine
Read More | Posted Dec 15, 2014
90% Wild (2014) An exceptional visual version of what could have been largely an interior journey...manages to tell a tale as large and daunting as the great outdoors. ‐ Hollywood & Fine
Read More | Posted Dec 4, 2014
63% Life Partners (2014) Settles for sitcom setups and punchlines.... feels both slight and generic.‐ Hollywood & Fine
Read More | Posted Dec 2, 2014
90% The Imitation Game (2014) Shot with a sense of how to make the intellectual seem dynamic...fulfilling and compelling..Intelligence is rarely this exciting. ‐ Hollywood & Fine
Read More | Posted Nov 25, 2014
65% The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 1 (2014) I'd be lying if I said that it could stand on its own. That, of course, is the difference between a good sequel and a good movie. ‐ Hollywood & Fine
Read More | Posted Nov 21, 2014
89% Happy Valley (2014) It's one of the year's most provocative films, precisely because it undercuts every expectation the viewer might have going into it. ‐ Hollywood & Fine
Read More | Posted Nov 19, 2014
77% Rosewater (2014) On a regular basis, I see many worse movies out there than Stewart's sometimes affecting, sometimes overly earnest film.‐ Hollywood & Fine
Read More | Posted Nov 14, 2014
81% The Homesman (2014) Thought-provoking and studied in its pace..Have patience, however, and you'll be rewarded by a moving, thoughtful experience. ‐ Hollywood & Fine
Read More | Posted Nov 12, 2014
82% Beyond the Lights (2014) Romantic, at times melodramatic, "Beyond the Lights" is entertaining and emotionally involving.‐ Hollywood & Fine
Read More | Posted Nov 11, 2014
65% A Five Star Life (2014) Light but with a real heart...See this film, if only to live vicariously through her job. ‐ Hollywood & Fine
Read More | Posted Nov 7, 2014
58% Bhopal: A Prayer for Rain (2014) Martin Sheen is particularly good as late Union Carbide chairman Warren Anderson.‐ Hollywood & Fine
Read More | Posted Nov 7, 2014
47% Viva la libertà (2014) Haunting, surprising in its humor and beautifully served by the twin performances of Servillo.‐ Hollywood & Fine
Read More | Posted Nov 7, 2014
79% The Theory of Everything (2014) Well-crafted but formulaic, a glossier version of the kind of movie the Lifetime network shows every month.‐ Hollywood & Fine
Read More | Posted Nov 7, 2014
89% Big Hero 6 (2014) A wildly imaginative action-comedy...its computer animation is both whimsical and eye-popping, creating a fantastic world with startling photorealism.‐ Hollywood & Fine
Read More | Posted Nov 5, 2014
71% Interstellar (2014) Overstuffed and sometimes undercooked, it still manages to envelop you in worlds and situations you've never seen before.. with human feelings that can't help but move you. ‐ Hollywood & Fine
Read More | Posted Nov 4, 2014
95% Nightcrawler (2014) A rousing and visionary piece of work...a kinetic joyride that surfs a giddy wave of dark wit and intelligence..deserves to be mentioned in same sentence as Network. ‐ Hollywood & Fine
Read More | Posted Oct 31, 2014
52% Low Down (2014) It feels hackneyed, despite being a true story. ..this was this girl's reality for far too long - and this film smothers that reality in cliches.‐ Hollywood & Fine
Read More | Posted Oct 29, 2014
93% Force Majeure (2014) Wickedly chilly...The tension isn't in heated exchanges or bracing action; instead, it's in the silence, the brooding, the doubts that creep in.‐ Hollywood & Fine
Read More | Posted Oct 24, 2014
96% Citizenfour (2014) See it exactly because so many have so much invested in keeping this quiet. ‐ Hollywood & Fine
Read More | Posted Oct 21, 2014
67% Laggies (2014) One of the year's delights, a smart comedy that never sacrifices its depth for cheap laughs.‐ Hollywood & Fine
Read More | Posted Oct 20, 2014
91% Birdman (2014) This tale of insecurity and reinvention in the backstage world of Broadway wring laughs from cringeworthy moments of frantic desperation. ‐ Hollywood & Fine
Read More | Posted Oct 16, 2014
77% Fury (2014) Brutal, punishing and exciting - in that order...a searing, gripping tale of the power of that bond that happens between men in war. ‐ Hollywood & Fine
Read More | Posted Oct 15, 2014
47% The Judge (2014) A big piece of entertainment product, glossy and engaging in a way that few movies try to be these days. It's also too often unable to get out of its own way.‐ Hollywood & Fine
Read More | Posted Oct 10, 2014