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Noel Murray

Noel Murray

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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
45% The Blackout Experiments (2016) "Like Blackout itself, "The Blackout Experiments" is often chilling and hard to shake. " ‐ Los Angeles Times
Posted Jul 21, 2016
29% Outlaws and Angels (2016) ""Outlaws and Angels" can't overcome its distractingly showy camera moves or its tendency toward scenes that drag on interminably. " ‐ Los Angeles Times
Posted Jul 14, 2016
B 89% Phantom Boy (2016) "Once again the filmmakers bring a design sense and a set of storytelling influences unlike anything happening in feature-length cartoons today. " ‐ AV Club
Posted Jul 14, 2016
0% Cell (2016) "Even King's commentary on how cyber-connectivity breeds brainlessness feels shoehorned-in - mostly limited to a few lines from a snooty private-school administrator played by Stacy Keach. " ‐ Los Angeles Times
Posted Jul 7, 2016
56% Carnage Park (2016) "Equally inspired by Quentin Tarantino, the Coen brothers and the seediest of '70s drive-in exploitation, "Carnage Park" is a frequently repellent film that's nonetheless cleverly constructed. " ‐ Los Angeles Times
Posted Jul 7, 2016
B+ 89% Under The Sun (2016) "Under The Sun is really two films, threaded together: one a carefully crafted lie, and the other something closer to the truth. " ‐ AV Club
Posted Jul 6, 2016
40% Marauders (2016) "Willis' workaholism benefits "Marauders," an otherwise plain action picture carried by strong performances and a mildly compelling mystery. " ‐ Los Angeles Times
Posted Jun 30, 2016
B+ 93% Life, Animated (2016) "It's hard to nitpick too much, given how insightful and emotional so much of this documentary is. " ‐ AV Club
Posted Jun 29, 2016
17% Vigilante Diaries (2016) ""Vigilante Diaries" never rises above what it is: a bunch of frenetic shootouts and fight scenes unencumbered by plot. " ‐ Los Angeles Times
Posted Jun 23, 2016
17% Intruder (2016) "There's almost nothing to this movie besides a woman puttering about her flat, unaware that she's in danger. " ‐ Los Angeles Times
Posted Jun 23, 2016
81% The Phenom (2016) "An unusual and affecting baseball drama where nearly all the action is internal. " ‐ Los Angeles Times
Posted Jun 23, 2016
B+ 95% Nuts! (2016) "Lane, like any great storyteller, springs surprises after luring her audience in. " ‐ AV Club
Posted Jun 21, 2016
B- 90% Eat That Question: Frank Zappa in His Own Words (2016) "For all its faults and frustrations, this documentary is always a vivid portrait of a man who considered himself a working musician, just trying to support a family with his creativity. " ‐ AV Club
Posted Jun 21, 2016
0% The Last Heist (2016) "While it has a sharp hook - and is reasonably diverting - it never rises above the routine. " ‐ Los Angeles Times
Posted Jun 16, 2016
40% Clown (2016) ""Clown" has the goods. Refreshingly dark and sick, this is a movie for those who like cinematic monsters that hit so hard they leave a mark. " ‐ Los Angeles Times
Posted Jun 16, 2016
B+ 91% The Absent One (Fasandraeberne) (2016) "Although each of the first three films tells a full, discrete story, they work best cumulatively, as the ongoing adventures of one cranky, conscientious cop. " ‐ AV Club
Posted Jun 16, 2016
B- 71% The Keeper of Lost Causes (Kvinden i buret) (2016) "Although each of the first three films tells a full, discrete story, they work best cumulatively, as the ongoing adventures of one cranky, conscientious cop. " ‐ AV Club
Posted Jun 16, 2016
B No Score Yet A Conspiracy of Faith (Flaskepost fra P) (2016) "Although each of the first three films tells a full, discrete story, they work best cumulatively, as the ongoing adventures of one cranky, conscientious cop. " ‐ AV Club
Posted Jun 16, 2016
B 93% Land And Shade (La Tierra Y La Sombra) (2016) "Acevedo has a wonderful command of visual storytelling, as evidenced by how well he frames those dark interiors; he and Guzmán use every spare beam of light to illuminate the edges of his characters. " ‐ AV Club
Posted Jun 15, 2016
No Score Yet Queen Of Spades: The Dark Rite (2016) "A compendium of genre clichés - or, more charitably, "homages" - "Queen of Spades" offers little that fright fans haven't seen before. " ‐ Los Angeles Times
Posted Jun 9, 2016
C 17% Careful What You Wish For (2016) "If a movie's going to insist on its audience watching two people have an illicit fling for the better part of an hour, that couple needs to be a lot more charismatic. " ‐ AV Club
Posted Jun 8, 2016
A 100% O.J.: Made in America (2016) "It's a journalistic marvel, assembling fact after fact and observation after observation into a portrait far more complex overall than it appears at any given moment. " ‐ AV Club
Posted Jun 8, 2016
No Score Yet Urge (2016) "The lack of any likable characters ultimately undoes "Urge." Kaufman and Stahl have made a classic party-throwers mistake: overrating the entertainment value in watching other people get high. " ‐ Los Angeles Times
Posted Jun 3, 2016
100% As I AM: The Life and Times of DJ AM (2016) "AM's fans should get a lot out of the doc, but casual music-lovers may wish Kerslake would just get back to the party. " ‐ Los Angeles Times
Posted Jun 2, 2016
A- 97% The Fits (2016) "Part of what's so terrific about The Fits is that so much of it is open to interpretation, even though the film as a whole isn't that oblique. " ‐ AV Club
Posted Jun 2, 2016
B 86% Time To Choose (2016) "Rather than shrugging with disgust, Ferguson points to the better world that nearly everybody wants and that already exists in some places. Then he simply asks that we vote for it. " ‐ AV Club
Posted Jun 1, 2016
A- 100% The Dresser (1983) "The Dresser rises and falls on the strength of its central duo, and it's hard to imagine two currently working actors who could rival Courtenay and Finney as well as McKellen and Hopkins do. " ‐ AV Club
Posted May 30, 2016
No Score Yet Stressed to Kill "If writer-director Mark Savage and co-writer Tom Parnell have anything clever to say, their broad characters and crude gags keep them from articulating it. " ‐ Los Angeles Times
Posted May 27, 2016
B 94% Presenting Princess Shaw (2016) "This film barely brushes up against the many, many issues it raises, but those conversations can be had in the lobby, after the pleasure of watching an underappreciated artist finally get her due. " ‐ AV Club
Posted May 25, 2016
38% Hard Sell (2016) "Eventually ... the movie finds its own voice and groove, and avoids being a mere retro exercise. " ‐ Los Angeles Times
Posted May 20, 2016
36% Manhattan Night (Manhattan Nocturne) (2016) "It's not a great movie but a welcome one, if only for how it attempts to revive a whole genre. " ‐ Los Angeles Times
Posted May 19, 2016
A- 96% Weiner (2016) "This film doesn't lionize Weiner or justify anything he did. What it does is capture the frenzy of politics, the iron-clad egos of politicians, and the failure of the media to cover the parts of campaigning and government that actually matter. " ‐ AV Club
Posted May 19, 2016
C 22% Ma ma (2016) "Give credit to Medem for trying to make a routine weepie more memorable, but the level of originality and creativity he applied to how this movie looks would've been better spent on his script. " ‐ AV Club
Posted May 19, 2016
85% Fear the Walking Dead: Season 2 Episode 6 ""Sicut Cervus" is a reasonably diverting hour of television, with enough action, drama, and mystery that even newcomers could enjoy it. " ‐ Rolling Stone
Posted May 15, 2016
5% The Darkness (2016) "From the troubled child who communes with the beyond to the featureless suburban home that hosts malicious spirits, this movie ticks all the boxes for modern mainstream shockers. " ‐ Los Angeles Times
Posted May 13, 2016
No Score Yet Most Likely to Die (2016) "A feather-light thriller that adds nothing new to the "gather a group of friends and kill them off one by one" genre. Though slickly produced and competently acted, the movie mostly just follows a formula. " ‐ Los Angeles Times
Posted May 12, 2016
100% Kill Zone 2 (Saat po long 2) (2016) "Mostly, just as "SPL" did with Yen, this sequel serves as an ideal showcase for talented martial artists. " ‐ Los Angeles Times
Posted May 12, 2016
71% What We Become (Sorgenfri) (2016) "A savvy, sensitive study of suburbanites coping with an encroaching apocalypse. " ‐ Los Angeles Times
Posted May 12, 2016
No Score Yet L'affaire SK1 "While a film like "Serial Killer 1" may disappoint anyone expecting "Bullitt" or "Lethal Weapon," its focus on legwork and motivation could well appeal to fans of "Law & Order" - the TV show and the social construct. " ‐ Los Angeles Times
Posted May 12, 2016
46% Fear the Walking Dead: Season 2 Episode 5 "After spending most of the hour on idle chit-chat and careful planning, the one sequence of actual action ends up closing the book on a potentially fruitful storyline, which never really got a chance to ripen. " ‐ Rolling Stone
Posted May 8, 2016
0% The Offering (2016) "[An] uninspired, nonsensical mishmash, which crudely cobbles together second-hand religious imagery, abrasively noisy jump-scares, and - for some reason - techno-phobia. " ‐ Los Angeles Times
Posted May 5, 2016
36% Bite (2016) "After an opening 10 minutes that promises something depressingly mediocre, the film takes a turn to the atmospheric and gruesome, and winds up being one of the year's more provocative shockers. " ‐ Los Angeles Times
Posted May 5, 2016
B 77% Elstree 1976 (2016) "It all adds to the idea that Star Wars was both the best and the worst thing to happen to its low-level supporting cast. " ‐ AV Club
Posted May 5, 2016
B+ 97% Dark Horse (2016) "For the many, many viewers who've never heard of Dream Alliance, Osmond's documentary is edge-of-the-seat stuff. " ‐ AV Club
Posted May 5, 2016
91% Fear the Walking Dead: Season 2 Episode 4 "For the moment anyway, this show is actually exciting. And if there's one thing we should learned from the Deads, it's to savor the good. It'll all be gone before we know it. " ‐ Rolling Stone
Posted May 1, 2016
0% Term Life (2016) ""Term Life" is cleanly plotted and tautly paced, but it's never as fun as it should be. " ‐ Los Angeles Times
Posted Apr 30, 2016
75% We The People: The Market Basket Effect (2016) "There are good lessons to be learned from the Market Basket saga. "We the People" doesn't trust the audience to figure them out for themselves. " ‐ Los Angeles Times
Posted Apr 28, 2016
82% Fear the Walking Dead: Season 2 Episode 3 "Yes, the constantly changing locations are nice. But it's even better that the people passing through them have begun to get their hands bloody. " ‐ Rolling Stone
Posted Apr 25, 2016
52% Holidays (2016) "The film mostly feels perfunctory and awkward - like calling home at Christmas. " ‐ Los Angeles Times
Posted Apr 22, 2016
94% Our Last Tango (Un Tango Más) (2016) "There's something achingly poignant about watching the octogenarian Nieves and Copes direct "themselves" - while addressing what might have been. " ‐ Los Angeles Times
Posted Apr 22, 2016
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