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Meredith Borders

Meredith Borders
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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
31% Passengers (2016) If we weren't so appalled, we'd be bored to tears. ‐ Birth.Movies.Death.
Posted Dec 22, 2016
95% The Edge of Seventeen (2016) A fresh and singular perspective. ‐ Birth.Movies.Death.
Posted Nov 28, 2016
90% Doctor Strange (2016) The multi-dimensional magic of DOCTOR STRANGE's universe changes all the rules for superhero movies. It breaks from formula and leaves room for innovation and play. ‐ Birth.Movies.Death.
Posted Nov 2, 2016
79% Embers (2015) EMBERS is stunning and contemplative, a science fiction film that is as emotional as it is intellectual. ‐ Birth.Movies.Death.
Posted Aug 1, 2016
92% Demon (2016) DEMON is a prodigious story, one that terrifies and resonates and remains. ‐ Birth.Movies.Death.
Posted Jul 18, 2016
94% Slash (2016) SLASH exists as a poignant, often hilarious reminder that the world of our own making is the only one where we really belong. ‐ Birth.Movies.Death.
Posted Jul 17, 2016
95% The Love Witch (2016) Biller has created a world of feminine mystique made tangible, colorful and tidy and sensual. ‐ Birth.Movies.Death.
Posted Jul 17, 2016
64% Antibirth (2016) Amazingly weird, astonishingly gross. ‐ Birth.Movies.Death.
Posted Jul 16, 2016
29% Outlaws and Angels (2016) Mollner's delivered a strong, surprising, powerfully unsettling debut. ‐ Birth.Movies.Death.
Posted Jul 15, 2016
80% The Conjuring 2 (2016) With a strong, scary sequel, James Wan proves that the Warrens are a reason to come back. ‐ Birth.Movies.Death.
Posted Jun 10, 2016
77% Popstar: Never Stop Never Stopping (2016) Rarely does a SATURDAY NIGHT LIVE concept translate so effectively into a feature film, but POPSTAR accomplishes that transformation with a good nature, coherent script and nimble, non-stop jokes. ‐ Birth.Movies.Death.
Posted Jun 3, 2016
62% Neighbors 2: Sorority Rising (2016) NEIGHBORS 2: SORORITY RISING elevates the very idea of a comedy sequel while hitting upon what it means to be a millennial feminist in a patriarchal society. ‐ Birth.Movies.Death.
Posted May 19, 2016
15% The Girl In The Photographs (2016) Whether the film actually develops its compelling premise is arguable, but the attempt is entertaining and admirably ambitious. ‐ Birth.Movies.Death.
Posted Apr 1, 2016
82% Pee-wee's Big Holiday (2016) A bright, colorful, illogical ride full of huge laughs. ‐ Birth.Movies.Death.
Posted Mar 18, 2016
99% Don't Think Twice (2016) The humor and hijinks are met with such genuine, complex feeling that DON'T THINK TWICE will win over the most stubbornly skeptical viewer. ‐ Birth.Movies.Death.
Posted Mar 17, 2016
83% Sausage Party (2016) There is nothing redeemable about SAUSAGE PARTY, other than how hard it made me laugh. ‐ Birth.Movies.Death.
Posted Mar 15, 2016
52% Demolition (2016) DEMOLITION is honest about grief: that it's unique to each of us, that it can be selfish and ugly, that it's at least as strong for those for whom our love is mixed with some measure of antipathy. ‐ Birth.Movies.Death.
Posted Mar 13, 2016
76% Keanu (2016) Keegan-Michael Key and Jordan Peele are beloved, and KEANU offers a 90-minute opportunity for us to bask in their charm while cooing over the world's tiniest and most adorable kitten. What's not to like here? ‐ Birth.Movies.Death.
Posted Mar 13, 2016
68% Whiskey Tango Foxtrot (2016) Tina Fey is so good that you can forget that WHISKEY TANGO FOXTROT is a bit mediocre and myopic. ‐ Birth.Movies.Death.
Posted Mar 4, 2016
80% Eddie The Eagle (2016) The platonic ideal of a feel-good sports movie - exactly that, and nothing more. ‐ Birth.Movies.Death.
Posted Feb 25, 2016
47% How To Be Single (2016) The jokes work well enough that it's a real shame HOW TO BE SINGLE defeats itself in all its meandering. ‐ Birth.Movies.Death.
Posted Feb 12, 2016
23% Zoolander 2 (2016) Just as dumb and nearly as funny as ZOOLANDER, and if that fatuous masterpiece is the kind of stupid that lights your giggle gas, this will, too. ‐ Birth.Movies.Death.
Posted Feb 12, 2016
85% Hail, Caesar! (2016) With HAIL, CAESAR!, Joel and Ethan Coen skewer and celebrate old Hollywood in equal turns, delivering a screwball movies-in-a-movie picture that satisfies in every particular. ‐ Birth.Movies.Death.
Posted Feb 5, 2016
44% Synchronicity (2016) It's one to see twice, at least, and I'm already looking forward to my second go at this world. ‐ Birth.Movies.Death.
Posted Jan 22, 2016
60% Sisters (2015) On paper, SISTERS is pretty fluffy, and a close examination of its plot doesn't help it any. But Poehler and Fey are so joyous, so lively, so imminently watchable and endlessly hilarious, that SISTERS doesn't need any other help. ‐ Birth.Movies.Death.
Posted Dec 18, 2015
55% Anguish (2015) This is a horror movie that starts with characters and then moves to scares, a rare thing these days, and because we do care for these characters so much, it's that much more terrifying when their very souls are at stake. ‐ Birth.Movies.Death.
Posted Dec 14, 2015
43% In the Heart of the Sea (2015) It's a grand yarn, one that director Ron Howard shrinks into a too-tidy fairy tale complete with winking bookends and easy questions of morality. ‐ Birth.Movies.Death.
Posted Dec 11, 2015
100% 100 Yen Love (Hyakuen No Koi) (2014) Andô is perfect in the role. ‐ Birth.Movies.Death.
Posted Oct 23, 2015
18% Jem and the Holograms (2015) A magpie would make right away with this thing: it's shiny, it's colorful and it's very lightweight. But it's got a message that the girls who will watch it can't hear enough: be yourself. ‐ Birth.Movies.Death.
Posted Oct 23, 2015
100% Peace Officer (2015) Despite the heartbreaking power of its statistics and its stories, PEACE OFFICER is not a film without hope. ‐ Birth.Movies.Death.
Posted Sep 3, 2015
No Score Yet Ojuju (2015) The filmmaking and especially the editing are messy and inelegant, but there's a lot of beauty to be found in OJUJU, and a lot of charm, too. ‐ Birth.Movies.Death.
Posted Jul 22, 2015
90% (T)ERROR (2015) Its filmmaking never equals its content in terms of innovation. But it's critical that this story is told, and (T)ERROR makes no bones about telling it. ‐ Birth.Movies.Death.
Posted Jul 21, 2015
88% I Am Thor (2015) Jon Mikl Thor is a showman and a stalwart, a flat-out legend, and I AM THOR is the often uproarious, and sometimes quite poignant, love letter he deserves. ‐ Birth.Movies.Death.
Posted Jul 20, 2015
83% Hello, My Name is Doris (2016) This is one of the warmest, most appealing films of the past few years, and although it's likely to be described with words like "unconventional" and "quirky," the thing it is most is authentic. ‐ Birth.Movies.Death.
Posted Jun 28, 2015
83% The Midnight Swim (2015) The relationship among the three sisters is THE MIDNIGHT SWIM's greatest strength - Palladino, Lafleur and Burdge are so believably family. ‐ Birth.Movies.Death.
Posted Jun 28, 2015
31% Poltergeist (2015) This movie is aggressively unscary. ‐ Birth.Movies.Death.
Posted May 22, 2015
No Score Yet Viy (Forbidden Empire) (2009) FORBIDDEN EMPIRE is wild and colorful and exciting and funny; it's neck-deep in witches and monsters and magic and devilry. It's a bit of a mess, but it's the sort of mess more movies should make of themselves. ‐ Birth.Movies.Death.
Posted May 21, 2015
45% Cooties (2015) COOTIES is blithely bonkers in a way that feels new and unexpected. ‐ Birth.Movies.Death.
Posted May 11, 2015
86% Goodnight Mommy (2015) Few films craft an atmosphere of suspense as deftly as GOODNIGHT MOMMY. This movie will make you extraordinarily nervous. ‐ Birth.Movies.Death.
Posted May 11, 2015
62% Unfriended (2015) This is a movie for savvy Internet kids, and it feels savvy itself. Unlike so many other movies that make this attempt and feel ancient, [Unfriended] feels current. ‐ Birth.Movies.Death.
Posted Apr 13, 2015
95% We Are Still Here (2015) The movie is intermittently sad and funny, and always inscrutable, and then the climax is just pure, unqualified carnage. It's 84 minutes of hypnagogia that wakes itself - and its audience - mid-massacre. ‐ Birth.Movies.Death.
Posted Mar 23, 2015
71% The Final Girls (2015) There's plenty to like in Todd Strauss-Schulson's THE FINAL GIRLS, a perky meta homage to slashers of the '70s and '80s. ‐ Birth.Movies.Death.
Posted Mar 19, 2015
29% Get Hard (2015) The greatest comedic geniuses of our time or any other couldn't improve on a script as basically, fundamentally wrong as GET HARD's. ‐ Birth.Movies.Death.
Posted Mar 18, 2015
85% Trainwreck (2015) You've seen this movie, but TRAINWRECK still manages to surprise in how profoundly funny it is, and in the wonderful realism and recognizability of Amy's character. ‐ Birth.Movies.Death.
Posted Mar 17, 2015
94% Spy (2015) Melissa McCarthy finally gets the role she deserves, and she doesn't squander it. (Not for nothing: this is also true of Jason Statham.) ‐ Birth.Movies.Death.
Posted Mar 16, 2015
93% Ex Machina (2015) Like the artificial intelligence at its center, EX MACHINA is an experience that is both cerebral and sensual. It's riveting. It has secrets. And it will certainly surprise you. ‐ Birth.Movies.Death.
Posted Mar 15, 2015
83% Cinderella (2015) Here's how magic happens: you take the familiar and transform it into something extraordinary. ‐ Birth.Movies.Death.
Posted Mar 10, 2015
40% Ejecta (2015) On narrative alone, it's hard to recommend EJECTA, but on style and flourish, it's hard not to. ‐ Birth.Movies.Death.
Posted Mar 1, 2015
29% The Wedding Ringer (2015) You've seen this done before, but you've never seen it done so poorly. ‐ Birth.Movies.Death.
Posted Jan 16, 2015
75% Starry Eyes (2014) STARRY EYES' story is not uncommon, but its execution is grand. The film is harrowing and insightful, unafraid to go to places both dark and deep. ‐ Birth.Movies.Death.
Posted Nov 14, 2014