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Micheal Compton

Micheal Compton
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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
A- 92% The Ballad of Buster Scruggs (2018) The Coens whisk through these stories in impressive fashion as the tone shifts from darkly comical to unexpectedly violent... [These] shifts aren't easy to pull off, but the Coens make it look effortless -- crafting a film that never missteps.‐ Bowling Green Daily News
Read More | Posted Nov 15, 2018
B- 70% Instant Family (2018) With Mark Wahlberg and Rose Byrne's comedic chemistry leading the way, "Family" finds its stride early and avoids any major stumbles -- making it a nice option for families this holiday season.‐ Bowling Green Daily News
Read More | Posted Nov 15, 2018
B 86% Hacksaw Ridge (2016) Hacksaw Ridge is more about what happens on the battlefield than off, and for that -- and the fact it brings this man's incredible story to light -- it deserves to be seen.‐ Bowling Green Daily News
Read More | Posted Nov 12, 2018
A- 94% Arrival (2016) Adams is the centerpiece in a film full of wonder and discovery. It's not to be missed.‐ Bowling Green Daily News
Read More | Posted Nov 12, 2018
D 23% Bad Santa 2 (2016) Plot holes are glaring, even more noticeable thanks to the series of flat one-liners and any fleeting moments that do work are usually followed with long stretches that just lie on the screen like a fruitcake that gets re-gifted multiple times.‐ Bowling Green Daily News
Read More | Posted Nov 12, 2018
B+ 95% The Edge of Seventeen (2016) This is a smart film about teens that's aimed at teens, and it's is a throwback to some of the best of the genre released in the 1980s.‐ Bowling Green Daily News
Read More | Posted Nov 12, 2018
74% Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them (2016) Director David Yates knows this world well and is able to bring this world to life with the same sense of wonderment. ‐ Bowling Green Daily News
Read More | Posted Nov 12, 2018
B 95% Moana (2016) Moana is full of charm, a gorgeous-looking film that is full of life with some engaging leads and a snappy soundtrack.‐ Bowling Green Daily News
Read More | Posted Nov 12, 2018
B- 62% Bohemian Rhapsody (2018) It's a crowd pleaser in the ultimate sense - building to a rousing final act that will leave audiences tapping their feet and humming along.‐ Bowling Green Daily News
Read More | Posted Nov 12, 2018
B 85% Boy Erased (2018) Tackles the tough questions about faith and sexual orientations in a thought-provoking and respectful manner.‐ Bowling Green Daily News
Read More | Posted Nov 9, 2018
B 57% The Grinch (2018) It's an update we didn't know we needed, but it's a delightful holiday excursion for the whole family that brings the story to life in its own way without losing the charm of perhaps the most loved version of all -- the 1960s TV classic.‐ Bowling Green Daily News
Read More | Posted Nov 8, 2018
C 60% Allied (2016) As nice as Allied is to look at, the story falls flat and lacks the tension needed to keep the audience engaged for two hours.‐ Bowling Green Daily News
Read More | Posted Nov 3, 2018
A 98% Moonlight (2016) It's hard to forget Chiron once you've seen Moonlight. ‐ Bowling Green Daily News
Read More | Posted Nov 3, 2018
D 18% Incarnate (2016) Too convoluted for its own good. The film takes itself seriously when it probably should have embraced its borderline silliness.‐ Bowling Green Daily News
Read More | Posted Nov 3, 2018
73% Nocturnal Animals (2016) Definitely not for everyone, but it is a film that proves to be somewhat rewarding as long as you stay patient. ‐ Bowling Green Daily News
Read More | Posted Nov 3, 2018
B 90% Loving (2016) That laid-back, quiet style almost undersells the importance of the material here, although I prefer this approach rather than a heavy-handed one. It allows Edgerton and Negga to shine in their respective roles. ‐ Bowling Green Daily News
Read More | Posted Nov 3, 2018
F 14% Collateral Beauty (2016) It's an overbearing, wannabe tear-jerker that wastes its cast with a story so nasty and mean-spirited it's a mystery how it was green lighted in the first place.‐ Bowling Green Daily News
Read More | Posted Nov 3, 2018
B+ 93% Fences (2016) Fences ultimately rests on the shoulders of Washington and Davis, who are at the top of their game.‐ Bowling Green Daily News
Read More | Posted Nov 3, 2018
A- 91% La La Land (2016) La La Land plays like a big ole piece of MGM musical nostalgia. The musical numbers are impressive, with Stone and Gosling both showing incredible range. They sing. They dance. They act. And they do all three very well.‐ Bowling Green Daily News
Read More | Posted Nov 3, 2018
93% Hidden Figures (2017) It's a highly entertaining crowd-pleaser that brings these women to the forefront... These stories intersect in a seamless manner, with all three leads getting a chance to shine.‐ Bowling Green Daily News
Read More | Posted Nov 3, 2018
20% Underworld: Blood Wars (2017) Blood Wars is only 90 minutes long, but it plods along so aimlessly it feels way longer. ‐ Bowling Green Daily News
Read More | Posted Nov 3, 2018
B- 91% Elle (2016) Elle may not be easy to watch, but you certainly can't take your eyes off Huppert -- eager to see what she will do next.‐ Bowling Green Daily News
Read More | Posted Nov 3, 2018
20% The Bye Bye Man (2017) Uses a lot of bells and whistles to appear to be something fresh and new, but is ultimately a bunch of ragged pieces from the genre thrown together into one all-too-familiar stew.‐ Bowling Green Daily News
Read More | Posted Nov 3, 2018
B 46% xXx: Return of Xander Cage (2017) Diesel and the whole cast are having a lot of fun, and seem to realize how crazy the whole thing is.‐ Bowling Green Daily News
Read More | Posted Nov 3, 2018
B- 89% 20th Century Women (2017) It doesn't always hit the lofty mark it clearly aspires to hit, but it is held together by one contant -- Annette Bening. ‐ Bowling Green Daily News
Read More | Posted Nov 3, 2018
B 93% The Eagle Huntress (2016) Some of the moments captured are absolutely breathtaking, with Aisholpan emerging as a strong voice for determination and empowerment for young girls across the world.‐ Bowling Green Daily News
Read More | Posted Nov 3, 2018
B 87% Jackie (2016) It's a performance that doesn't quite transcend. I never felt like I was watching Portman become Kennedy, but more of Portman just playing Kennedy, but it is still stirring in its own right.‐ Bowling Green Daily News
Read More | Posted Nov 3, 2018
34% A Dog's Purpose (2017) Far from fun for all ages. It's a film where the tone is all over the place, with some elements that really don't mesh together at all. ‐ Bowling Green Daily News
Read More | Posted Nov 3, 2018
C 24% The Comedian (2017) An overstuffed character study that wastes the talented cast in a film that feels like it is several movies fighting with each other.‐ Bowling Green Daily News
Read More | Posted Nov 3, 2018
D 38% Resident Evil: The Final Chapter (2017) Jovovich has been doing this so long, she could practically sleepwalk through these films at this point... The rest of the cast might as well be computer generated, because they are practically non-existent.‐ Bowling Green Daily News
Read More | Posted Nov 3, 2018
B 85% Lion (2016) The kind of film that roars with emotion, even if it isn't always hitting the mark.‐ Bowling Green Daily News
Read More | Posted Nov 2, 2018
F 17% The Space Between Us (2017) Can't overcome a shaky premise that only gets shakier as the film goes along.‐ Bowling Green Daily News
Read More | Posted Nov 2, 2018
D 11% Fifty Shades Darker (2017) When "Darker" is light, it almost works. Those moments are few and far between.‐ Bowling Green Daily News
Read More | Posted Nov 2, 2018
D- 8% Rings (2017) Is it a true sequel? Is it a reboot? Even after watching the film, it's really hard to say -- which is one of the reasons why this is hard to watch.‐ Bowling Green Daily News
Read More | Posted Nov 2, 2018
A- 90% The Lego Batman Movie (2017) It's a film full of life, smart writing and clever visuals that is fun for the entire family.‐ Bowling Green Daily News
Read More | Posted Nov 2, 2018
B+ 94% The Red Turtle (La tortue rouge) (2017) A beautifully crafted epic from Studio Ghibli that takes a simple story and expands it with superb visuals and unexpected power and grace.‐ Bowling Green Daily News
Read More | Posted Nov 2, 2018
B 83% Julieta (2016) Julieta is paced quite well -- with Almodóvar slowly putting the pieces to this puzzle together. Even when the story sometimes veers a little too much into soap opera territory, Suarez's earnest performance pulls it all back together. ‐ Bowling Green Daily News
Read More | Posted Nov 2, 2018
B 93% Toni Erdmann (2016) Will definitely test some audience members' patience, but it's a film that works thanks to lovely performances from leads Sandra Hüller and Peter Simonischek.‐ Bowling Green Daily News
Read More | Posted Nov 2, 2018
B 93% Logan (2017) Director James Mangold has crafted a superhero movie that examines the demands of being a superhero in rather dark and refreshing ways.‐ Bowling Green Daily News
Read More | Posted Nov 2, 2018
B- 46% Saban's Power Rangers (2017) The big surprise is that you don't have to know a Red Ranger from a Green Ranger to have a good time here.‐ Bowling Green Daily News
Read More | Posted Nov 2, 2018
D 54% The Belko Experiment (2017) It's kind of hard to care about the plights of these individuals when the characters feel like disposable cliches that could have easily been interchanged.‐ Bowling Green Daily News
Read More | Posted Nov 2, 2018
B+ 91% Land of Mine (Under Sandet) (2017) The storytelling is simple but effective, with Zandvliet's script doing a nice job of establishing these young boys and showing the relationship that built between them and the sergeant.‐ Bowling Green Daily News
Read More | Posted Nov 2, 2018
B- 52% The Boss Baby (2017) If you enjoy Baldwin's schtick, then Boss Baby should work for you regardless of your age. If not, well at least your children will have a good time.‐ Bowling Green Daily News
Read More | Posted Nov 2, 2018
B 43% Ghost in the Shell (2017) As science fiction films go, it is a solid entry into the genre -- an interesting adaptation of the popular anime that is a visual feast with a pretty engaging story.‐ Bowling Green Daily News
Read More | Posted Nov 2, 2018
B- 49% Going in Style (2017) Gives these three old pros a chance to showcase their talents quite well. Their talent might be a notch or two above the level of the script, but they work so hard you can't help but be marginally entertained.‐ Bowling Green Daily News
Read More | Posted Nov 2, 2018
C- 37% Smurfs: The Lost Village (2017) While it is an improvement over the previous two films, it still feels rather bloated and pointless.‐ Bowling Green Daily News
Read More | Posted Nov 2, 2018
B 61% The Zookeeper's Wife (2017) Director Niki Caro has had past success with films that center around strong females with Whale Rider and North Country, so it's no surprise that she is once again effective here -- allowing Chastain to shine in the lead role.‐ Bowling Green Daily News
Read More | Posted Nov 2, 2018
C+ 67% The Fate of the Furious (2017) The action comes in almost mind-numbing waves, not really giving audiences a chance to appreciate some of the film's finer moments.‐ Bowling Green Daily News
Read More | Posted Nov 2, 2018
C+ 69% Free Fire (2017) Wheatley brings a bit of style to everything, with a couple of clever set pieces that give the film a boost in some spots. Unfortunately, the film starts to drag about midway through and it starts to feel like it is stuck in neutral.‐ Bowling Green Daily News
Read More | Posted Nov 2, 2018
B 83% Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 (2017) Doesn't quite live up to its predecessor, but it's still enjoyable thanks to a cast with great chemistry. It's a group that seems to be having a lot of fun together, and that fun on screen proves to be contagious.‐ Bowling Green Daily News
Read More | Posted Nov 2, 2018