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Neil Genzlinger

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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
84%

Tallulah (2016)

"The story in "Tallulah" sometimes strains credulity, but it's beautifully told and acted - three women and a baby, everyone except the baby in need of clarity." ‐New York Times
Posted Jul 28, 2016
61%

Carnage Park (2016)

"Mickey Keating takes the adage "less is more" to heart in his "Carnage Park," and it pays off pretty well." ‐New York Times
Posted Jun 30, 2016
92%

Eat That Question: Frank Zappa in His Own Words (2016)

"Along the way, we are given an overview of Zappa's career, from his early albums with the Mothers of Invention through his not particularly accessible classical compositions." ‐New York Times
Posted Jun 23, 2016
77%

The Phenom (2016)

""The Phenom" is a baseball movie with virtually no baseball, which would be fine if the thing it relied on instead - lots and lots of talking - exhibited zest and originality. It doesn't." ‐New York Times
Posted Jun 23, 2016
75%

Yarn (2016)

"You have almost certainly never seen a better documentary about yarn than "Yarn." It isn't perfect - it's a little too airy and artsy in spots - but still, thread and string should be jealous." ‐New York Times
Posted Jun 23, 2016
78%

Argentina (Zonda: folclore argentino) (2016)

""Argentina" provides a fine introduction to that country's traditional music and dance for those already familiar with it. The contradiction in that statement is why this pretty film is also a frustrating one." ‐New York Times
Posted Jun 16, 2016
80%

The Conjuring 2 (2016)

""The Conjuring 2" does everything you want a sequel to do. It's as well made as the original, but the location and the story are different enough that it's not just the same thing all over again." ‐New York Times
Posted Jun 9, 2016
17%

Careful What You Wish For (2016)

"A film that tries to be both titillating and suspenseful but is neither." ‐New York Times
Posted Jun 9, 2016
57%

The God Cells (2016)

"Awkward and amateurish ..." ‐New York Times
Posted Jun 2, 2016
0%

Andron (Andròn - The Black Labyrinth) (2016)

"If it were at all original, "Andron" would be merely a bad movie poorly executed. That it is instead a knockoff of "The Hunger Games" and "The Maze Runner" makes it all the more condemnable." ‐New York Times
Posted Jun 2, 2016
100%

The Dresser (2015)

"Seeing these actors together is wonderful. If there is an edge, it goes to Mr. McKellen, whose scurrying, effeminate Norman is a study in subordination and repressed emotion." ‐New York Times
Posted May 29, 2016
23%

Welcome To Happiness (2016)

"The strands converge at the end, as you knew they would, but Mr. Thompson's insights never rise beyond the level of gauzy group therapy." ‐New York Times
Posted May 19, 2016
11%

I Am Wrath (2016)

"The script, besides being full of bad-guy clichés, doesn't give the actors enough opportunities to work up a buddy rapport, though the glimmers of it that they are permitted are promising." ‐New York Times
Posted May 12, 2016
59%

The Trust (2016)

"The script, by Adam Hirsch and Benjamin Brewer, is full of both humor and menace, giving the actors plenty to work with. That makes for an enjoyably slow buildup to an unexpected ending." ‐New York Times
Posted May 12, 2016
19%

Mothers and Daughters (2016)

""Mothers and Daughters" is full of recognizable stars and heartfelt conversations. Unfortunately, it's largely devoid of the kind of character development that can give such conversations real impact." ‐New York Times
Posted May 5, 2016
77%

Elstree 1976 (2016)

"In telling a small story of bit players, the director, Jon Spira, captures a more universal picture of the droplets of fame created by a pop-culture tidal wave." ‐New York Times
Posted May 5, 2016
60%

Dough (2016)

""Dough" is sweet, often funny and always nonthreatening, a movie for those who wish the intractable realities of the world would just disappear." ‐New York Times
Posted Apr 28, 2016
55%

Pali Road (2016)

"A lot of the weight of selling the story falls on Ms. Chen, and she's not entirely up to the challenge, but Mr. Lim is able to build suspense anyway." ‐New York Times
Posted Apr 28, 2016
100%

Team Foxcatcher (2016)

"It's a straightforward documentary and a good one for those who haven't already spent enough time with this strange, unsettling story." ‐New York Times
Posted Apr 28, 2016
30%

Love Thy Nature (2016)

"Endless slow-motion footage of animals, plants and people rolls by. Hard realities, though, are nowhere to be found." ‐New York Times
Posted Apr 21, 2016
33%

Compadres (2016)

"There are laughs in this bilingual yarn, but the story grows convoluted, and Enrique Begne, the director, relies far too much on the stock cop-movie scene ..." ‐New York Times
Posted Apr 21, 2016
30%

Criminal (2016)

"It's best not to think about this preposterous story too hard. Just ride it to its even more preposterous climax, enjoying Mr. Costner and a steady supporting cast (Gary Oldman as the C.I.A. honcho; Gal Gadot as Bill's wife) along the way." ‐New York Times
Posted Apr 14, 2016
77%

13 Cameras (2016)

"The ominousness just keeps building." ‐New York Times
Posted Apr 14, 2016
26%

Colonia (2016)

"It somehow manages to feel more like a Hallmark Channel romance than like a serious film." ‐New York Times
Posted Apr 14, 2016
48%

One More Time (When I Live My Life Over Again) (2016)

"How many more times will we have to watch a movie about a dysfunctional, overprivileged family whose self-absorbed members are the cause of their own problems?" ‐New York Times
Posted Apr 7, 2016
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The Flight Fantastic (2016)

"Is the film a bit self-promotional? Sure, but it's enjoyable nonetheless." ‐New York Times
Posted Mar 31, 2016
40%

They're Watching (2016)

"The storytelling becomes muddled in the middle, and the suspense doesn't build as well as it ought to, but the winking undercurrent keeps the film watchable." ‐New York Times
Posted Mar 24, 2016
89%

Fastball (2016)

"This appealing documentary makes you understand why aficionados regard baseball as a form of poetry." ‐New York Times
Posted Mar 24, 2016
58%

The Brainwashing of My Dad (2016)

"Right-wing outlets may be exploiting humanity's ugly side, but Ms. Senko's frail-looking father (who died in January at 93) isn't so much the face of the phenomenon as he is a small and not especially representative sample of it." ‐New York Times
Posted Mar 18, 2016
33%

The Bronze (2016)

"An Olympic-themed tale that goes way overboard in conveying that its main character is despicable." ‐New York Times
Posted Mar 17, 2016
33%

Ktown Cowboys (2016)

"The latest project to prove that making a 10-minute webisode is nothing at all like making a feature film is "Ktown Cowboys," a mess of a movie about five young men on the prowl in the Koreatown section of Los Angeles." ‐New York Times
Posted Mar 17, 2016
89%

Thank You For Playing (2016)

"If nothing else, it's evidence that the digital age has opened up new ways to work through grief." ‐New York Times
Posted Mar 17, 2016
82%

Pee-wee's Big Holiday (2016)

"[A] sweet, silly film ..." ‐New York Times
Posted Mar 17, 2016
72%

Remember (2016)

"Yes, this type of role has become a sort of must-have accessory in an older actor's kit bag, but Mr. Plummer is never less than convincing." ‐New York Times
Posted Mar 11, 2016
40%

About Scout (2016)

"By the film's end, you're left with a sketch more than a full portrait. The characters were fleetingly interesting, yet you don't feel as if you have come to know them." ‐New York Times
Posted Mar 10, 2016
26%

London Has Fallen (2016)

"President Benjamin Asher needs two things: better security personnel and better scriptwriters." ‐New York Times
Posted Mar 3, 2016
98%

Zootopia (2016)

"Funny, smart, thought-provoking - and musical, too." ‐New York Times
Posted Mar 3, 2016
93%

The Last Man On The Moon (2016)

"You already know the history told in "The Last Man on the Moon," but this story just never grows old." ‐New York Times
Posted Feb 25, 2016
80%

Eddie The Eagle (2016)

"Although Mr. Edwards's last-place finishes in Calgary made him something of a sensation, a symbol of do-it-yourself persistence, this film doesn't seem to trust the inherent likability of his story." ‐New York Times
Posted Feb 25, 2016
26%

Backtrack (2016)

"The film is part psychological thriller, part horror movie, and the horror elements deliver some solid frights. Mr. Brody isn't asked to stretch much, but he does his usual thing adroitly." ‐New York Times
Posted Feb 25, 2016
43%

Forsaken (2016)

"An old-school western that is a little too old school for its own good." ‐New York Times
Posted Feb 18, 2016
70%

Snowtime! (2016)

"It is aimed at younger children and includes pretty songs, but it doesn't soft-pedal anything. Its low-key story is about friendship, but it's also about loss, which should leave pint-size viewers with plenty to think about." ‐New York Times
Posted Feb 18, 2016
64%

Rolling Papers (2016)

"The two most likely audiences for this documentary - people interested in marijuana and people interested in the news business - will probably find it shallower than they'd hoped." ‐New York Times
Posted Feb 18, 2016
78%

Already Tomorrow In Hong Kong (2016)

"Stories don't come much thinner than the one in "Already Tomorrow in Hong Kong," a will-they-or-won't-they romance that invests a lot in the attractiveness of that city." ‐New York Times
Posted Feb 11, 2016
43%

The Pack (2016)

"We learn nothing much about the family members except that outsmarting dogs doesn't seem to be their forte. Also not a forte of anyone involved in this project: originality in picking a name." ‐New York Times
Posted Feb 5, 2016
81%

Southbound (2016)

""Southbound" is something you don't see much anymore: an anthology horror film. Its five segments do what they're supposed to do - unsettle you - but as a bonus, they also leave you wanting more." ‐New York Times
Posted Feb 4, 2016
91%

Grease: Live! (2016)

"This... was a show that was more about individual moments than about building a story. " ‐New York Times
Posted Feb 1, 2016
57%

Jeruzalem (2016)

"The more desperate the characters' flight becomes, the less interesting the movie grows." ‐New York Times
Posted Jan 28, 2016
56%

Lazer Team (2016)

""Lazer Team" ends by setting itself up for a sequel, but that's mighty wishful thinking. There's not a big demand for laugh-free comedies." ‐New York Times
Posted Jan 28, 2016
87%

Kung Fu Panda 3 (2016)

"Lots of comedic fight scenes break up the story's more somber stretches, and the animation, especially in 3-D, is simply gorgeous." ‐New York Times
Posted Jan 28, 2016
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