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Michael Nordine

Michael Nordine

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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
91% Gleason (2016) "Tweel's approach is no-frills, with much of the footage having been shot by Gleason and his wife Michel. This is wise: The story itself is so wrenching that any attempt to gussy it up would run the risk of feeling overwrought, even manipulative. " ‐ TheWrap
Posted Jul 26, 2016
86% The Childhood of a Leader (2016) "All dread all the time, and rich enough in mood that you may be inclined to forgive the familiarity of its narrative trajectory and anchoring psychology. " ‐ Village Voice
Posted Jul 22, 2016
86% The President (2016) "Makhmalbaf makes you feel the enormity of the President's loss of self even if you don't actually feel for him. " ‐ Village Voice
Posted Jul 21, 2016
67% Lucha Mexico (2016) "The film's most worthy detour is into the history and personal significance of masks. " ‐ Village Voice
Posted Jul 12, 2016
95% De Palma (2016) "Doesn't hold us to the same exacting standards De Palma would. " ‐ City Pages, Minneapolis/St. Paul
Posted Jul 6, 2016
77% The Shallows (2016) "The shark movie we never knew we needed. " ‐ City Pages, Minneapolis/St. Paul
Posted Jul 6, 2016
51% The Neon Demon (2016) "The Neon Demon is about as deep as a puddle, but the image it reflects back is so mesmeric you may stare so long you fall in. " ‐ City Pages, Minneapolis/St. Paul
Posted Jul 6, 2016
91% Microbe and Gasoline (Microbe et Gasoil) (2016) "Gondry has always worn his heart on his sleeve, which remains endearing - especially when he shows that he still has a few more tricks left up it. " ‐ Village Voice
Posted Jun 29, 2016
79% Les Cowboys (2016) "The strange, ever-changing result is, at times, as original as loose remakes come, with Bidegain using his hallowed source material as a springboard for something rare: a "writer's movie" that loses nothing in the jump from script to screen. " ‐ Village Voice
Posted Jun 23, 2016
100% Breaking A Monster (2016) "You keep waiting for these kids to be exploited, of course, and what's made it onscreen confirms the impression you'll probably already have - that they signed a major deal not expecting to be subject to executives' whims with little agency of their own. " ‐ Village Voice
Posted Jun 21, 2016
94% Tickled (2016) "Inspires many laughs throughout but, true to its subject, more and more of them are born of discomfort as it goes on -- part of you wants it all to stop even as you're amused. " ‐ TheWrap
Posted Jun 15, 2016
93% Land And Shade (La Tierra Y La Sombra) (2016) "You might not want to live here, but the imagery makes for a nice postcard. " ‐ Village Voice
Posted Jun 15, 2016
40% Traded (2016) "Traded quickly becomes a "dad saves his daughter from villainous exploiters" tale, complete with saloon shootouts, decades-old vendettas, and a lack of any real agency for the missing girl herself. " ‐ Village Voice
Posted Jun 8, 2016
No Score Yet Szindbád (Sinbad) (1971) "The greatest pleasures here are sensory, with arresting cutaways to flora, fauna, and worn photographs giving the impression of a surreal forerunner to the likes of Terrence Malick and Werner Herzog. " ‐ Village Voice
Posted Jun 8, 2016
39% Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Out of the Shadows (2016) "The Turtles' place in today's superhero landscape is an odd one, operating somewhere ibetween Marvel's streamlined efficiency and DC's foreboding inconsistency. Out of the Shadows tries to incorporate elements of both and ends up a soupy mess. " ‐ TheWrap
Posted Jun 2, 2016
100% The Wailing (Goksung) (2016) "Both a high-minded zombie flick and a visceral lament for broken family bonds. " ‐ Village Voice
Posted Jun 1, 2016
48% X-Men: Apocalypse (2016) "The rare comic-book film that, like its antagonist, absorbs the knowledge of its lesser peers and inspires a few moments of genuine awe. " ‐ City Pages, Minneapolis/St. Paul
Posted May 25, 2016
91% Kaili Blues (Lu Bian Ye Can) "Like Kafka by way of Apichatpong Weerasethakul ... " ‐ Village Voice
Posted May 18, 2016
96% Almost Holy (Crocodile Gennadiy) (2016) "Almost Holy has the feel of following an embedded journalist on one of those raw, ground-level views of a problem you'd never considered before but now, by virtue of good reporting, feels urgent and alive. " ‐ Village Voice
Posted May 18, 2016
90% The Lobster (2016) "The Lobster is Lanthimos's first English-language film - Kinetta, Dogtooth, and Alps were all in his native Greek - but no aspect of his sensibility has been lost in translation. " ‐ Village Voice
Posted May 11, 2016
19% Pelé: Birth of a Legend (2016) "Co-directors Jeff and Michael Zimbalist stick to the playbook throughout, from typical moments of uplift to a Pelé cameo only slightly less fan-serving than Stan Lee's Marvel spots. " ‐ Village Voice
Posted May 11, 2016
78% Sin Alas (2015) "Sin Alas matches the half-awake feeling evoked by Luis's ruminations - on love, on Cuba's history, and on himself - well enough to feel authentic even when it meanders too far from what makes it most compelling. " ‐ Village Voice
Posted May 4, 2016
7% Mother's Day (2016) "It's fine that the makeshift trilogy (please, let it only be a trilogy) is a simple-minded ode to love meant to send everyone home happy. So why doesn't it actually send anyone home happy? " ‐ Village Voice
Posted Apr 30, 2016
55% Pali Road (2016) "Chen's full-bodied commitment to her role adds something new to this familiar scenario, which also benefits from its idyllic island setting; psychodrama and Hawaii pair surprisingly well. " ‐ Village Voice
Posted Apr 27, 2016
69% A Hologram for the King (2016) "Even when A Hologram for a King rests on shaky narrative ground (which is often), Tykwer's confidently frenetic presentation and a host of surreal grace notes lend it a sense of urgency that keeps us on our toes, if not the edge of our seats. " ‐ TheWrap
Posted Apr 21, 2016
81% Men & Chicken (Mænd & høns) (2016) "Mikkelsen, blessed with the rare ability to class up a joint while also being the most menacing guy in the room, is cast against type as a mustachioed philanderer; based on the evidence, his estimable talents are better suited to Hannibal. " ‐ Village Voice
Posted Apr 21, 2016
80% Hostile Border (Pocha: Manifest Destiny) (2016) "Co-directors Dwyer and Kaitlin McLaughlin prove more adept at the first act's low-key character building than the action-movie showdowns they're building toward, but Claudia's use of a makeshift flamethrower late in the game is an unexpected joy. " ‐ L.A. Weekly
Posted Apr 15, 2016
77% 13 Cameras (2016) "The film inspires almost no feeling at all - even the Friday the 13th movies bother giving the bad guy a backstory. " ‐ Village Voice
Posted Apr 14, 2016
60% Mad Tiger (2016) "Yellow and Red in particular don't hesitate to show that there's real pain behind their personas. Some costumes are for fun, but others are uniforms projecting a level of self-confidence that otherwise wouldn't exist. " ‐ L.A. Weekly
Posted Apr 6, 2016
25% Kill Your Friends (2016) "Turning the sociopathic cynicism up to eleven tends to be ineffective unless wit and insight are included in the mix. " ‐ Village Voice
Posted Mar 29, 2016
89% Fastball (2016) "[Stands] as further testament to baseball's status as our most chess-like sport, and one that, even when broken down to its tiniest component parts, never loses its magic. " ‐ Village Voice
Posted Mar 22, 2016
57% The Program (2016) "All that's missing for Foster, usually so measured in his embodiment of difficult characters, are a monocle and twirled mustache. " ‐ Village Voice
Posted Mar 15, 2016
71% Too Late (2016) "You've seen a lot of movies like Too Late, and yet you haven't. " ‐ Village Voice
Posted Mar 15, 2016
46% Knight of Cups (2016) "Malick releases his movies into the world like a falconer: Once let loose, they have minds of their own. " ‐ City Pages, Minneapolis/St. Paul
Posted Mar 9, 2016
91% A War (Krigen) (2016) "So comprehensive in its approach, deconstructing the pivotal moment from every possible perspective, as to instill in viewers the impression of being among the jurors presiding over this case. " ‐ City Pages, Minneapolis/St. Paul
Posted Mar 9, 2016
97% Chimes at Midnight (1965) "A best-of approach that cuts to the soul of a figure whom Welles considered Shakespeare's greatest creation. " ‐ City Pages, Minneapolis/St. Paul
Posted Mar 9, 2016
67% Rise of the Legend (Huang feihong zhi yingxiong you meng ) (2016) "Rise of the Legend's jumble of backstories, flashbacks, and betrayals can't hope to carry the same weight as its punches. " ‐ Village Voice
Posted Mar 8, 2016
80% The Wave (Bolgen) (2016) "The Wave is less a conventional disaster movie than a movie that happens to be about a disaster, a small distinction that makes a world of difference when it comes time to care what happens to any of these people ... " ‐ Village Voice
Posted Mar 1, 2016
93% Mei ren yu (The Mermaid) (2016) "You've already seen most of what Chow and his seven(!) co-screenwriters have crafted, and you've usually seen it with greater coherence and more impressive CGI. " ‐ Village Voice
Posted Feb 26, 2016
91% The Witch (2016) "We fear such things because they're unnatural, a perversion of everything we know to be true about the world. The Witch renders them even more horrifying by suggesting that they are natural - that witches and spirits have been here all along. " ‐ City Pages, Minneapolis/St. Paul
Posted Feb 20, 2016
100% Ingrid Bergman in Her Own Words (Jag är Ingrid) (2015) "Björkman's best quality as a documentarian is ultimately a double-edged sword: He's too content to let his subject do all the talking. " ‐ City Pages, Minneapolis/St. Paul
Posted Feb 19, 2016
51% Risen (2016) "Despite not doing much more than preach to the choir, Risen is still more nuanced than the lion's share of recent faith-based dramas. " ‐ Village Voice
Posted Feb 19, 2016
64% Rolling Papers (2016) "For once, a documentary that matches the spirit of its subject. " ‐ Village Voice
Posted Feb 16, 2016
86% We Are Twisted F***ing Sister! (2016) "It's all steak, no sizzle - the opposite of Twisted Sister. " ‐ Village Voice
Posted Feb 16, 2016
80% Southbound (2016) "Just as most of [the characters] can't outrun their pasts, neither can they escape familiar plot contrivances that try too hard and achieve too little. " ‐ Village Voice
Posted Feb 3, 2016
85% Hail, Caesar! (2016) "They may not make them like they used to, but at least they still make them like this. " ‐ City Pages, Minneapolis/St. Paul
Posted Feb 3, 2016
41% Jane Got a Gun (2016) "O'Connor's movie is too sentimental and self-serious to add much of note to the mythos, but Portman embodies her character's grief no less movingly than her forebears. " ‐ Village Voice
Posted Feb 3, 2016
92% The Lady In The Van (2015) "As with the lady's neighbors, this movie doesn't know what to do with her. " ‐ City Pages, Minneapolis/St. Paul
Posted Jan 27, 2016
No Score Yet Everybody's Fine (Yi qie dou hao) (2016) "Anyone hoping for the understated yearning of something like Hirokazu Koreeda's Still Walking will be disappointed by Zhang's frequent saccharinity. " ‐ Village Voice
Posted Jan 26, 2016
28% The Boy (2016) "There's only so much she can do once the movie around her devolves into the usual barrage of jump scares, but Cohan maintains her composure even as Greta loses hers. " ‐ L.A. Weekly
Posted Jan 25, 2016
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