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Michael Nordine

Michael Nordine
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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
B+ 69% Kill Me Please (Mate-me por favor) (2017) "Kill Me Please" oozes style even as it betrays its influences... with a wonderfully strange ending that feels inevitable even if it doesn't make immediate logical sense - which is to say, it's a lot like so many other key moments of growing up.‐ indieWire
Read More | Posted Sep 1, 2017
C- 44% Red Christmas (2017) Craig Anderson's Red Christmas isn't exactly a lump of coal in your stocking, but neither is it worth waking up early for on the big day.‐ indieWire
Read More | Posted Aug 31, 2017
B 95% Creepy (Kuripi: Itsuwari no rinjin) (2016) Little that happens in Creepy is surprising, but even less is unsatisfying.‐ indieWire
Read More | Posted Aug 3, 2017
B+ No Score Yet Mister Universo (2016) Not since Big Fish have we seen this world onscreen in such vivid detail, though Tizza Covi and Rainer Frimmel's scope isn't as grandiose or fantastical as Tim Burton's.‐ indieWire
Read More | Posted Jul 27, 2017
B+ 85% The Untamed (La región salvaje) (2017) Once it wraps its tentacles around you, The Untamed doesn't let go -- and you might not want it to.‐ indieWire
Read More | Posted Jul 20, 2017
B 89% Pop Aye (2017) They say the journey is often more meaningful than the destination, but both prove moving in "Pop Aye" - you don't always have to know where you're going for a trip to be worth taking.‐ indieWire
Read More | Posted Jun 30, 2017
D 17% The House (2017) You both feel bad for the actors and wonder how it is that they never banded together to mutiny on set and demand a better script - unless, like their characters, they simply laughed all the way to the bank.‐ indieWire
Read More | Posted Jun 30, 2017
B No Score Yet And Then I Go (2017) Grashaw keeps us guessing... By the time the end arrives, we're as surprised as Edwin and Flake want their classmates to be.‐ indieWire
Read More | Posted Jun 23, 2017
B- 89% Nobody Speak: Trials of the Free Press (2017) A film about the vital importance of speaking truth to power needn't be so concerned with dressing up its own frightful truths, but Nobody Speak still compels as an opening statement on journalism's dubious future.‐ indieWire
Read More | Posted Jun 22, 2017
C 54% 47 Meters Down (2017) 47 Meters Down sinks rather than swims, even if there are a few buoyant moments along the way.‐ indieWire
Read More | Posted Jun 15, 2017
A- 100% Funeral Parade of Roses (1970) Describing this transgressive take on Oedipus Rex purely in terms of plot would be as limiting as calling the King of Thebes slightly confused.‐ indieWire
Read More | Posted Jun 9, 2017
C 29% Camera Obscura (2017) Though born of an inventive idea, "Camera Obscura" comes out underdeveloped.‐ indieWire
Read More | Posted Jun 8, 2017
B- 75% Filmworker (2017) Zierra has found a truly unsung hero here.‐ indieWire
Read More | Posted May 25, 2017
B- 86% Makala (2017) One of those sly, low-key films whose early scenes will leave you unsure whether you're watching a documentary or a drama marked by a docu-real aesthetic, Makala's depiction of back-breaking labor is as no-frills as the work itself.‐ indieWire
Read More | Posted May 25, 2017
B- 30% Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales (2017) Maybe it's nostalgia or the fact that nautical adventures remain far less common in the multiplex than superhero fare, but the series' central charm is precious cargo whose returns have yet to entirely diminish.‐ indieWire
Read More | Posted May 22, 2017
B 92% Stefan Zweig: Farewell to Europe (2017) A rare example of a biopic that gives the sense of a life lived while also bucking some of the genre's more stifling trends.‐ indieWire
Read More | Posted May 12, 2017
B- 100% Blame (2018) The result, though under-realized, shows great promise from a filmmaker who's clearly just getting started.‐ indieWire
Read More | Posted May 2, 2017
100% The Happiest Day in the Life of Olli Mäki (Hymyilevä mies) (2017) Olli Mäki isn't a knockout, but it does go the distance.‐ Village Voice
Read More | Posted Apr 18, 2017
92% Finding Oscar (2017) Suffern strikes a respectful, not entirely hopeless tone throughout, allowing those affected by the civil war in general and the Dos Erres massacre in particular to speak at length about their experiences.‐ Village Voice
Read More | Posted Apr 13, 2017
80% Colossal (2017) Nacho Vigalondo absorbs the best qualities of both kaiju-inflected creature features and romantic recovery dramas, resulting in a strange hybrid that's very much its own beast. ‐ TheWrap
Read More | Posted Apr 6, 2017
84% Beach Rats (2017) With just two films, Eliza Hittman has established herself as one of the premier chroniclers of wayward youth.‐ TheWrap
Read More | Posted Mar 13, 2017
38% Brimstone (2017) You'll feel all 148 minutes of Brimstone's runtime - just maybe not in the way Koolhoven wants you to.‐ Village Voice
Read More | Posted Mar 6, 2017
89% Don't Kill It (2017) Anyone hoping for more than a VOD time-killer that's occasionally in on the joke of its own ridiculousness is barking up the wrong tree.‐ Village Voice
Read More | Posted Mar 1, 2017
75% Stray Bullets (2017) Fessenden is literally sixteen years old - it's impossible not to give the film kudos for being a not-bad genre exercise that shows promise for its precocious director.‐ Village Voice
Read More | Posted Feb 7, 2017
36% Resident Evil: The Final Chapter (2017) To the extent that knowing exactly what a movie holds in store for you in advance is a virtue, Resident Evil: The Final Chapter is almost saintlike. Still, there are some pleasant enough surprises.‐ TheWrap
Read More | Posted Jan 27, 2017
23% Sleepless (2017) Monaghan and Foxx, for all their gifts, can't transcend the material, though they do get more out of it than most others would be able to.‐ Village Voice
Read More | Posted Jan 25, 2017
87% The Autopsy of Jane Doe (2016) A cut above most horror flicks, especially the jump-scare-heavy fare that tends to be dumped into multiplexes this time of year.‐ TheWrap
Read More | Posted Jan 5, 2017
3% Arsenal (2017) Miller has more affinity for buckets of blood and slo-mo violence than compelling reasons to care about the people actually bleeding, killing, and dying ...‐ Village Voice
Read More | Posted Jan 4, 2017
85% Rogue One: A Star Wars Story (2016) While Rogue One isn't as grand or consequential as The Force Awakens, it finds space in the margins to leave a mark all its own.‐ City Pages, Minneapolis/St. Paul
Read More | Posted Dec 19, 2016
84% Silence (2017) You can sense [Scorsese] working the material over in his mind, as though 25 years of mental pre-production wasn't enough to reach any concrete answers, and the film is better for its uncertainty.‐ Village Voice
Read More | Posted Dec 12, 2016
78% On the Map (2016) While it won't come as much surprise to learn that On the Map ... is a feel-good Cinderella story, the real-life details are at least apropos of this kind of athletic fairy tale.‐ Village Voice
Read More | Posted Dec 7, 2016
78% On the Map (2016) On the Map, a documentary about Maccabi Tel Aviv's improbable success in the 1977 edition of the tourney, is a feel-good Cinderella story, the real-life details are at least apropo of this kind of athletic fairy tale.‐ L.A. Weekly
Read More | Posted Nov 30, 2016
56% Rules Don't Apply (2016) There's a gulf between Hughes as we know him and Hughes as Beatty portrays him, and once you get past the sugarcoating, the rest of this film is more bitter than sweet.‐ Village Voice
Read More | Posted Nov 22, 2016
84% I Am Not Madame Bovary (2016) It's like an odd storybook you'd find in the attic and have trouble putting down - the more quixotic Lian's journey becomes, the more you want her to see it through to the bitter end.‐ Village Voice
Read More | Posted Nov 16, 2016
100% Peter and the Farm (2016) Peter and the Farm is all about the coexistence of beautiful environs and grim realities.‐ Village Voice
Read More | Posted Nov 4, 2016
50% 31 (2016) Rob Zombie can do better than 31. For proof, just watch any other Rob Zombie movie.‐ Village Voice
Read More | Posted Oct 20, 2016
82% We Are X (2016) Nothing you haven't seen before as a music documentary, but it succeeds as an examination of why we turn to escapist art, and what we do when it's no longer there.‐ TheWrap
Read More | Posted Oct 19, 2016
29% The Whole Truth (2016) Marked by the legalese and narrative pivots demanded by the genre, but lacking enough verve to offset its familiarity, Courtney Hunt's film returns a verdict of Not Bad.‐ TheWrap
Read More | Posted Oct 17, 2016
97% Aquarius (2016) Aquarius is something special.‐ Village Voice
Read More | Posted Oct 12, 2016
53% Ordinary World (2016) Like your average three-chord rock song, Ordinary World is easy enough to get into - even if it doesn't get stuck in your head.‐ Village Voice
Read More | Posted Oct 12, 2016
89% Voyage of Time: The IMAX Experience (2016) Rarely has an argument for the interconnectedness of all things been so fleet of foot and ambitious all at once.‐ City Pages, Minneapolis/St. Paul
Read More | Posted Oct 6, 2016
64% The Greasy Strangler (2016) Hosking knows how to grab our attention, but not hold it in a meaningful way.‐ Village Voice
Read More | Posted Oct 4, 2016
45% The Girl on the Train (2016) [Taylor] has, along with screenwriter Erin Cressida Wilson, brought the page-turner to screen with all the unexciting competency of a commuter-rail dispatcher.‐ Village Voice
Read More | Posted Oct 4, 2016
94% Indivisible (Indivisibili) (2016) A mood piece humming with energy and marked by wondrous moments ...‐ Village Voice
Read More | Posted Sep 16, 2016
35% Blair Witch (2016) Blair Witch's comparatively maximalist approach shows too much and scares too little.‐ Village Voice
Read More | Posted Sep 15, 2016
67% Voyage of Time: Life's Journey (2016) Like a feature-length artist's rendition of the known universe.‐ L.A. Weekly
Read More | Posted Sep 13, 2016
84% I Am Not Madame Bovary (2016) The more quixotic Lian's journey becomes, the more you want her to see it through to the bitter end.‐ L.A. Weekly
Read More | Posted Sep 13, 2016
B 81% The Rehearsal (2016) "The Rehearsal" can't help but follow its characters as their actions become more irrational and occasionally overwrought, but like them it's redeemed by a simple yet bravura closing sequence‐ indieWire
Read More | Posted Sep 12, 2016
40% The 9th Life of Louis Drax (2016) Works as both a children's movie for adults and a grownup movie for kids, a rare balancing act most young-adult fare can't pull off. ‐ TheWrap
Read More | Posted Sep 2, 2016
64% Antibirth (2016) The further Antibirth drifts from [Sevigny's] crude magnetism and toward a Cronenberg-lite vision of Lou's rapid, worryingly transformative pregnancy, the less compelling it becomes.‐ Village Voice
Read More | Posted Aug 31, 2016