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Michael Rechtshaffen

Michael Rechtshaffen

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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
50% Quitters (2016) "[A] keenly observed, utterly contemporary group portrait of disconnected individuals, both young and old, whose lives are on spiritual and emotional lockdown. " ‐ Los Angeles Times
Posted Jul 22, 2016
5% Hillary's America: The Secret History of the Democratic Party (2016) "Doesn't even qualify as effectively executed propaganda. " ‐ Los Angeles Times
Posted Jul 21, 2016
20% Undrafted (2016) "An amiable if aimless ensemble comedy that's unable to overcome its amateur status. " ‐ Los Angeles Times
Posted Jul 14, 2016
100% At The Fork (2016) "Persuasively putting a face on the meals most of America consumes regularly without coming across as a sanctimonious expose, "At the Fork" serves up an even-handed perspective on the subject of eating ethically. " ‐ Los Angeles Times
Posted Jul 7, 2016
25% The Dog Lover (2016) "The film's prevailing theme may be that nothing is black and white, but the execution ... proves spottier than a kennel full of caged Dalmatians. " ‐ Los Angeles Times
Posted Jul 7, 2016
75% Buddymoon (2016) "This first feature by TV documentary director Alex Simmons, about a weeklong, male-bonding hiking trip, hasn't packed enough plot or humor to distinguish itself amidst all that lush mountain greenery. " ‐ Los Angeles Times
Posted Jun 30, 2016
100% Breaking A Monster (2016) "A thoroughly engaging portrait of Unlocking the Truth, a heavy metal outfit composed of African American middle schoolers. " ‐ Los Angeles Times
Posted Jun 30, 2016
91% The Absent One (Fasandraeberne) (2016) "Another unsavory journey into contemporary Denmark's seamier underbelly. " ‐ Los Angeles Times
Posted Jun 23, 2016
No Score Yet A Conspiracy of Faith (Flaskepost fra P) (2016) ""A Conspiracy of Faith" marks the darkest and most gripping screen adaptation of the Jussi Adler-Olsen novels to date. " ‐ Los Angeles Times
Posted Jun 23, 2016
71% The Keeper of Lost Causes (Kvinden i buret) (2016) "A darkly compelling, skillfully crafted cold case thriller. " ‐ Los Angeles Times
Posted Jun 23, 2016
No Score Yet Tracktown "It's easy to root for this disciplined but naive "girl-child," especially as portrayed by Pappas, herself a hard-to-resist blend of Audrey Hepburn and Joan Cusack. " ‐ Hollywood Reporter
Posted Jun 22, 2016
12% Ice Age: Collision Course (2016) "Sadly, 15 years in, even the domestic developments surrounding Manny and his brood have been relegated to the sidelines, displaced by too many shrill characters frantically attempting to pad the emaciated plot. " ‐ Hollywood Reporter
Posted Jun 20, 2016
88% Raiders!: The Story of the Greatest Fan Film Ever Made (2016) "Though indulgently overlong, "Raiders!" manages to unearth the inner geek in all of us. " ‐ Los Angeles Times
Posted Jun 16, 2016
0% No Stranger Than Love (2016) "Few will likely embrace the insufferably chirpy, high-concept rom-com that struggles to stretch a mighty shallow premise into a feature-length proposition. " ‐ Los Angeles Times
Posted Jun 16, 2016
50% The God Cells (2016) "Remains intriguing despite its troublesome issues. " ‐ Los Angeles Times
Posted Jun 9, 2016
35% Puerto Ricans In Paris (2016) "A formulaic fish-out-of-water buddy caper given an amusing boost with a casual scrunch of Guzmán's pug-nosed mug. " ‐ Los Angeles Times
Posted Jun 9, 2016
93% King Jack (2016) "Thanks to a strongly rooted lead performance by Charlie Plummer as a 15-year-old small-town kid who's well on his way to a stint in juvenile detention, "King Jack" still strikes a resonant chord. " ‐ Los Angeles Times
Posted Jun 9, 2016
0% Andron (Andròn - The Black Labyrinth) (2016) "The hapless viewer who has stumbled upon this cheesy knockoff will likely feel trapped right along with the wooden performances and plodding plot. " ‐ Los Angeles Times
Posted Jun 2, 2016
70% The Ones Below (2016) "Capably delivering on its ominous title, "The Ones Below" is a masterfully calibrated psychological thriller that deviously plays off of anxieties surrounding contemporary notions of domesticity and identity. " ‐ Los Angeles Times
Posted May 26, 2016
86% Australia's Lost Gold (Lasseter's Bones) (2016) "At its most absorbing, Lasseter's story plays like an Aussie Treasure of the Sierra Madre, in which the main subject is a bit of a cypher whose true nature proves to be as difficult to pinpoint as that elusive gold. " ‐ Los Angeles Times
Posted May 26, 2016
No Score Yet Back In The Day (2016) "A stagy "Raging Bull" meets "Rocky" hybrid that tosses every boxing movie cliché into the ring yet fails to land a single convincing punch ... plods on listlessly despite a supporting cast including Alec Baldwin, Danny Glover and Michael Madsen. " ‐ Los Angeles Times
Posted May 20, 2016
89% A Monster With A Thousand Heads (Un Monstruo de Mil Cabezas) (2016) "A sobering, all-too-relatable indictment of the bureaucratic Hydra that is the medical insurance industry. " ‐ Los Angeles Times
Posted May 19, 2016
13% I Am Wrath (2016) "Travolta, who took over the role from Nicolas Cage, and Meloni, who's looking more and more like Robert De Niro every day, have a loose, easy chemistry that goes a long way to enliven all that overworked familiarity. " ‐ Los Angeles Times
Posted May 13, 2016
No Score Yet The Asian Connection (2016) "Even by diminished B-movie standards - and the name Steven Seagal above the title - "Asian Connection," about a pair of American bank robbers who set up shop in Southeast Asia, is a dumb, boring dud. " ‐ Los Angeles Times
Posted May 12, 2016
No Score Yet A Bit Of Bad Luck (2016) "Cursed with obnoxiously broad characters and nonsensical plotting, "A Bit of Bad Luck" is an intended backwoods satire that runs hopelessly off-course from the outset. " ‐ Los Angeles Times
Posted May 12, 2016
19% Pelé: Birth of a Legend (2016) "The childhood years of Brazil's national treasure have been given a lamentably pedestrian big-screen treatment by "Pelé: Birth of a Legend." " ‐ Los Angeles Times
Posted May 12, 2016
30% Love Thy Nature (2016) "With its twinkly piano and soul-stirring cinematography, "Love Thy Nature" feels like the visual equivalent of a hot oil spa massage - and leaves a residual effect that proves equally as fleeting. " ‐ Los Angeles Times
Posted May 5, 2016
100% Memoria (2016) "Despite clocking in at a scant 70 minutes, the troubled-youth drama "Memoria" manages to make a hauntingly poetic impression. " ‐ Los Angeles Times
Posted May 5, 2016
No Score Yet The Professor: Tai Chi's Journey West (2016) "East engagingly meets West in "The Professor: Tai Chi's Journey West," an affectionate documentary portrait of Cheng Man-Ching, the Chinese master who brought Tai Chi to New York during the groovy but stressed-out '60s. " ‐ Los Angeles Times
Posted May 5, 2016
9% Rio, I Love You (Rio, Eu Te Amo) (2016) "Even viewers who were transported by the considerable charm of 2006's "Paris, je t'aime" will be hard-pressed to show any love for the latest entry in the travelog/anthology. " ‐ Los Angeles Times
Posted Apr 28, 2016
61% Dough (2016) "A stickily genteel, cross-cultural comedy-drama that comes up blandly lacking on all counts. " ‐ Los Angeles Times
Posted Apr 28, 2016
21% An Eye for Beauty (Le règne de la beauté) "An insistently distancing if aesthetically pleasing Canadian production. " ‐ Los Angeles Times
Posted Apr 22, 2016
81% Men & Chicken (Mænd & høns) (2016) "This seriously warped family portrait - an inspired thematic hybrid of Kafkaesque alienation and Farrelly brothers farce, with a healthy grafting of Tod Browning's "Freaks" - still has an organic sweetness at its core. " ‐ Los Angeles Times
Posted Apr 21, 2016
21% Colonia (2016) "Watson, with her razor-sharp Hermione Granger conviction very much intact, gives us reason to care about her character's predicament even as the dramatics that put her there prove considerably less convincing. " ‐ Los Angeles Times
Posted Apr 15, 2016
100% Be Here Now (2016) "It might sound like the title of a schmaltzy TV movie, but "Be Here Now (The Andy Whitfield Story)" is an extraordinarily moving, deeply personal, filmed diary of late "Spartacus" star Andy Whitfield's battle with cancer. " ‐ Los Angeles Times
Posted Apr 14, 2016
67% 11 Minutes (11 Minut) (2016) ""11 Minutes" finds veteran Polish writer-director Jerzy Skolimowski in a decidedly experimental mood. " ‐ Los Angeles Times
Posted Apr 14, 2016
67% Catching the Sun (2016) "While it's admittedly refreshing to see a documentary taking a decidedly sunnier, pro-active approach to pressing environmental issues, "Catching the Sun" could have benefited from a more concentrated focus. " ‐ Los Angeles Times
Posted Apr 7, 2016
71% High Strung (2016) ""High Strung" wears its tired let's-put-on-a-show clichés as if they were neon turquoise leg-warmers. " ‐ Los Angeles Times
Posted Apr 7, 2016
No Score Yet Someone Else "Those taking in "Someone Else," an unconvincing, nonlinear drama about a pair of dramatically different Korean American cousins who are attracted to the same woman, will soon likely be wishing they had chosen to watch something else. " ‐ Los Angeles Times
Posted Apr 1, 2016
No Score Yet Stealing Cars (2015) "While we may have been locked up with these characters before ... Cohen's unwavering commitment nevertheless commands attention. " ‐ Los Angeles Times
Posted Apr 1, 2016
17% Rescue Dogs "A shrill, yappy live-action comedy that proves considerably more annoying than adorable despite an accompanying charitable marketing campaign designed to draw attention to animal welfare causes. " ‐ Los Angeles Times
Posted Apr 1, 2016
5% Get a Job (2016) ""Get a Job" is nothing special. " ‐ Los Angeles Times
Posted Mar 24, 2016
89% Fastball (2016) "You don't have to be a baseball fanatic or for that matter a historian or a physicist to appreciate "Fastball" ... " ‐ Los Angeles Times
Posted Mar 24, 2016
58% The Brainwashing of My Dad (2016) "Although Senko ultimately overplays Hillary Clinton's "vast right-wing conspiracy" card, her film, with its timely "Trumpian" reverberations, nevertheless serves up some compelling food for thought. " ‐ Los Angeles Times
Posted Mar 18, 2016
71% Remember (2016) "Plummer, half-a-century after outsmarting the Nazis in "The Sound of Music," manages to further hone his reliably persuasive presence. " ‐ Los Angeles Times
Posted Mar 18, 2016
75% All The Time In The World ""All the Time in the World" makes a visually compelling case for living, at least temporarily, off the grid. " ‐ Los Angeles Times
Posted Mar 18, 2016
55% Hyena Road (2016) "Gross ... is ultimately unable to satisfy the rules of dramatic engagement. " ‐ Los Angeles Times
Posted Mar 10, 2016
67% The Automatic Hate (2016) "A compelling bit of family drama that packs a corrosive punch. " ‐ Los Angeles Times
Posted Mar 10, 2016
24% Camino (2016) "[Bell's] anticipated hand-to-hand encounters are ultimately beaten into submission by an irritating atonal score that constantly drowns any trace of nuance under an onslaught of shrill electronic sludge. " ‐ Los Angeles Times
Posted Mar 3, 2016
92% Emelie (2016) "Parents in the market for some deserved date-night distraction couldn't do much worse than "Emelie" - and that's meant as a compliment. " ‐ Los Angeles Times
Posted Mar 3, 2016
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