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Michelle Kisner

Michelle Kisner
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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
2/10 No Score Yet Blood Widow (2014) The killer reveal can be seen from space and the characters are so underdeveloped and idiotic that you end up rooting for the killer to take them out.‐ The Movie Sleuth
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3/10 17% Pixels (2015) I beg of you, please don't waste your time or money on this drivel. Instead, take the ten bucks you would have spent, get it changed into quarters and go to your local arcade and play the classic arcade games.‐ The Movie Sleuth
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8/10 92% The Gift (2015) The Gift is a sleeper film that will most likely fly under the radar for a lot of moviegoers, but it is well worth the time to give it a watch.‐ The Movie Sleuth
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5/10 No Score Yet Green Inferno (1987) Overall, this film is a wasted opportunity but still worth a look by horror movie fans.‐ The Movie Sleuth
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9/10 93% Room (2015) With Room [Lenny Abrahamson] has succeeded yet again in making truly moving cinema that is bursting with love and the triumph of the human spirit.‐ The Movie Sleuth
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3/10 No Score Yet The Laughing Mask (2014) The Laughing Mask sits in that odd purgatory that is for films that are horrible but not bad enough to fall into the "so bad it's good" category.‐ The Movie Sleuth
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6/10 57% Hell Comes to Frogtown (1987) At any rate, Hell Comes to Frogtown is a decent flick, warts and all.‐ The Movie Sleuth
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8/10 91% Captain America: Civil War (2016) Overall, Civil War is the most adult and realized film in the Marvel Cinematic Universe and it comes highly recommended.‐ The Movie Sleuth
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5/10 47% Bite (2016) This film is a whole lot of wasted potential because with just a little more polish on the story and acting it could have been incredibly subversive and frightening.‐ The Movie Sleuth
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6/10 48% X-Men: Apocalypse (2016) For such an iconic villain to be neutered down is disappointing.‐ The Movie Sleuth
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9/10 70% Swiss Army Man (2016) For a film this wacky to work it has to establish rules in its universe and stick to them which the two directors accomplish masterfully.‐ The Movie Sleuth
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4/10 74% Ghostbusters (2016) From top to bottom this movie fails both as a remake and as a stand alone film.‐ The Movie Sleuth
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8/10 82% Sausage Party (2016) Its foul and raunchy, pearl-clutching humor slaps you in the face every single second of the movie, and while some of it is silly (even stupid) for the most part the jokes stick the landing.‐ The Movie Sleuth
Read More | Posted Nov 18, 2018
5/10 88% Don't Breathe (2016) While this movie isn't a complete failure, on the whole it's just average with a few interesting spots. For a genre film it isn't unwatchable, but it is ultimately forgettable.‐ The Movie Sleuth
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5/10 49% 31 (2016) Fans of Zombie's work might find some things to love about 31, but it feels like he was kinda phoning it on on this one.‐ The Movie Sleuth
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8/10 93% The Little Prince (2016) Even if you don't enjoy CGI, this film is worth the watch just to see the beautifully animated stop-motion segments and is a great way to introduce fresh minds to the story of The Little Prince.‐ The Movie Sleuth
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9/10 97% Kubo and the Two Strings (2016) Kubo and the Two Strings avoids the generic Disney idea of good and evil by showing some empathy and compassion for the main villain--this is extremely rare.‐ The Movie Sleuth
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4/10 No Score Yet Dead West (2017) Although it is competently made, it's too unfocused and boring which is one of the worst sins a horror/thriller film can commit.‐ The Movie Sleuth
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3/5 81% Overlord (2018) While both zombie movies and WWII period films are overdone, Overlord still manages to have some fun left in it even though it doesn't attempt to subvert any of the tropes inherent in either one of those genres.‐ The Movie Sleuth
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7/10 84% Godzilla Resurgence (Shin Godzilla) (2016) Overall, this is a great update to the franchise and I cannot wait to see where they go next with it.‐ The Movie Sleuth
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9/10 87% Jackie (2016) This film paints a complex picture of a woman who lost her tether to the world and gained her power back by creating a legend.‐ The Movie Sleuth
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9/10 96% Ghost in the Shell (1996) Ghost in the Shell is a masterpiece of transhumanism-themed science fiction and should be on the list of anyone who enjoys complex narratives as well as incredible action.‐ The Movie Sleuth
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7/10 43% Ghost in the Shell (2017) While it doesn't have that same magic as the original it does make an admirable effort to keep the true spirit of the source material.‐ The Movie Sleuth
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8/10 91% Raw (2017) Director Julia Ducournau deftly weaves sexuality and gruesome horror together in her coming-of-age film Raw.‐ The Movie Sleuth
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9/10 97% Your Name. (Kimi No Na Wa.) (2017) Two lovers transcending time and space to connect is an inspiring story no matter what country you hail from.‐ The Movie Sleuth
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6/10 80% Colossal (2017) However, the fact that this is a fresh idea makes this movie worth seeing even if it doesn't work as well as it should.‐ The Movie Sleuth
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8/10 No Score Yet The Student (2017) The Student is a cautionary tale about what can happen when religious beliefs are allowed to go too far.‐ The Movie Sleuth
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8/10 81% A Woman's Life (Une vie) (2017) Perhaps not literally, but in Stephane Brize's depressing A Woman's Life, there are fleeting moments here and there of feeling and situations that all women can emphasize with.‐ The Movie Sleuth
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77% Juice (1992) One of the more interesting aspects of Juice is that all the characters are morally ambiguous which can be unsettling for some viewers.‐ The Movie Sleuth
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8/10 79% The Beguiled (2017) Coppola has a way of imparting a misty, ethereal quality to the entire film which makes it almost seem like an alternate dimension.‐ The Movie Sleuth
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8/10 91% A Ghost Story (2017) This film is trying to tell us to not become so myopic that we can't see what's going on around us. Take off the sheet and be free.‐ The Movie Sleuth
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16% The Dark Tower (2017) What was once a dark horror/sci-fi/western is now a generic and unoffensive Young Adult flick, palatable to nobody and focus group tested within an inch of its life.‐ The Movie Sleuth
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90% The Dead Zone (1983) The Dead Zone is one of the best Stephen King film adaptations as it deftly combines the supernatural with real world elements culminating in a believable story.‐ The Movie Sleuth
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50% Pet Sematary (1989) While this is one of the best King adaptations, it does have some pacing issues, especially in the middle. The story drags a bit, but by the third act everything is moving at a breakneck pace.‐ The Movie Sleuth
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84% Avengers: Infinity War (2018) Infinity War is a worthy entry into the franchise and it encapsulates all the best aspects of the Marvel Cinematic Universe--which is mainly the character interactions.‐ The Movie Sleuth
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76% Killer Klowns from Outer Space (1988) Killer Klowns from Outer Space is a fun and occasionally unsettling cult film that is well worth a watch for B movie enthusiasts or horror fans.‐ The Movie Sleuth
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5/5 89% You Were Never Really Here (2018) You Were Never Really Here is a deep dive into the suffocating world of someone's personal hell.‐ The Movie Sleuth
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9/10 89% Isle of Dogs (2018) Every once in awhile real emotions peep through all the detached humor and it's a gut punch every time it happens.‐ The Movie Sleuth
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86% Upgrade (2018) Upgrade is just a fun ass B movie with some clever ideas and a great premise.‐ The Movie Sleuth
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9/10 78% Let the Corpses Tan (Laissez bronzer les cadavres!) (2018) Let the Corpses Tan is a feast for the eyes and ears and should be seen theatrically if at all possible.‐ The Movie Sleuth
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88% Fast Color (2018) Julia Hart has crafted a fantastic low-fi science fiction film that features three strong women who are trying to find their place in a world that both fears them and requires the powers that they wield.‐ The Movie Sleuth
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No Score Yet The Fan (Der Fan) (1982) The set-up is fantastic, as it's a slow build up that lets you get to know Simone's character.‐ The Movie Sleuth
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71% Pacific Rim (2013) Pacific Rim is one of the few genre films that doesn't just use references as a shortcut, it makes something new within the framework of its inspirations.‐ The Movie Sleuth
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9/10 88% Annihilation (2018) This film is ambitious, messy, moving, horrifying, and often times incomprehensible. Each layer is slowly revealed until it gets to the glowing center and there is nothing you can do but shield your eyes from the light of its revelations.‐ The Movie Sleuth
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5/10 No Score Yet Defective (2017) The ideas it tries to explore are intriguing, but it tries to be a philosophical think-piece and an action movie but without enough resources to do both simultaneously.‐ The Movie Sleuth
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5/10 80% Batman: Gotham by Gaslight (2018) Gotham by Gaslight falls into the trap of equating adult themes with sex and gore instead of contemplating complex ideas.‐ The Movie Sleuth
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9/10 91% Phantom Thread (2018) Krieps' take on Alma is delightful and she injects a lot of wit and bite into what could have been an underdeveloped character.‐ The Movie Sleuth
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9/10 91% The Shape of Water (2017) With its art-deco gothic look and haunting score courtesy of Alexandre Desplat, The Shape of Water is one of the most unique films to come out this year.‐ The Movie Sleuth
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43% Xtro (1983) It's a trashy and disgusting Alien rip-off that will take you on a trip you will not soon forget.‐ The Movie Sleuth
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100% Funeral Parade of Roses (1970) At times the film can feel like a surreal dream and it can shift without warning back to reality.‐ The Movie Sleuth
Read More | Posted Nov 7, 2018