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Noel Murray

Noel Murray
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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
83% Bill Frisell, A Portrait (2017) "A Portrait" may not make Frisell's biography fascinating, but it does give the proper due to a guitarist whose music flows like water into any handy vessel.‐ Los Angeles Times
Read More | Posted Dec 14, 2017
No Score Yet Desolation (2017) Honorable in intent, but dreary in execution.‐ Los Angeles Times
Read More | Posted Dec 14, 2017
92% Walking Out (2017) The mountain backdrops are stunning, but the movie's real draw is its understanding of how children pick up more from their parents than their skeptical, self-pitying moms and dads ever imagine.‐ AV Club
Read More | Posted Dec 14, 2017
100% Uncertain (2017) The movie's both haunting and honest, confronting what it's like to see the community that sustains you die right in front of your eyes.‐ AV Club
Read More | Posted Dec 14, 2017
100% My Happy Family (Chemi Bednieri Ojakhi) (2017) Georgian writer-director Nana Ekvtimishvili (In Bloom) brings a rare subtlety and sensitivity to this ironically titled domestic drama.‐ AV Club
Read More | Posted Dec 14, 2017
78% Love and Saucers (2017) The results are both mesmerizing and provocative.‐ Los Angeles Times
Read More | Posted Dec 12, 2017
90% I, Tonya (2017) I, Tonya aims for a different kind of retroactive justice. Gillespie and Rogers argue that Kerrigan actually had chances to shine on an international stage that Harding never got.‐ The Week
Read More | Posted Dec 8, 2017
No Score Yet The Doll (2017) There are limits to how much of an edge a movie gets from incompetence - as writer/director/producer Susannah O'Brien's "The Doll" proves definitively.‐ Los Angeles Times
Read More | Posted Dec 7, 2017
71% Hollow in the Land (2017) A well-told story, with a strong sense of place.‐ Los Angeles Times
Read More | Posted Dec 7, 2017
75% The Challenge (2017) The movie eschews narration and captions, and instead just strings together one stunning scene after another of inconceivably wealthy oil men indulging their passions.‐ Los Angeles Times
Read More | Posted Dec 7, 2017
40% Justice League (2017) All of Snyder's DC films - Justice League included - seem more concerned with the repercussions of actions than with the actions themselves.‐ The Week
Read More | Posted Nov 30, 2017
15% Psychopaths (2017) Well-intentioned but tedious.‐ Los Angeles Times
Read More | Posted Nov 30, 2017
99% Lady Bird (2017) The key to Lady Bird is that Marion is never painted as an ogre. Her toughness is played for comic effect: as an understandable character flaw born of her genuinely meaning well.‐ The Week
Read More | Posted Nov 30, 2017
60% Another WolfCop (2017) Ask yourself: "Do I have any interest at all in a movie with 'WolfCop' in the title?" If the answer's yes, you probably won't be disappointed.‐ Los Angeles Times
Read More | Posted Nov 30, 2017
No Score Yet Slumber (2017) "Slumber" itself feels like it was loosely adapted from a few cursory Google searches.‐ Los Angeles Times
Read More | Posted Nov 30, 2017
No Score Yet Gangster Land (In the Absence of Good Men) (2017) The ideal audience for "Gangster Land" would be someone who's never seen "The Untouchables" or "Boardwalk Empire" ... or, heck, even "Guys and Dolls" or "Bugsy Malone."‐ Los Angeles Times
Read More | Posted Nov 30, 2017
77% Sweet Virginia (2017) The cast and creators of "Sweet Virginia" dig underneath flat pulp conventions and find the real pain and emotional instability at their roots.‐ Los Angeles Times
Read More | Posted Nov 22, 2017
85% Darkest Hour (2017) Darkest Hour is more challenging and even more revelatory than run-of-the-mill awards-season releases. ‐ Uproxx
Read More | Posted Nov 21, 2017
100% I Remember You (Eg Man Big) (2017) The genre's a little twisted, but the film should still appeal to fans of books about moody detectives, doggedly pursuing justice against a frosty backdrop.‐ Los Angeles Times
Read More | Posted Nov 16, 2017
70% Angelica (2017) This is an alternately handsome and harrowing ghost story, about a civilized society haunted by its own unspeakable needs.‐ Los Angeles Times
Read More | Posted Nov 16, 2017
No Score Yet Attack of the Killer Donuts (2017) The lack of any real imagination makes "Attack of the Killer Donuts" a chore.‐ Los Angeles Times
Read More | Posted Nov 16, 2017
93% Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri (2017) With his rubbery frame, deep-set eyes, and sun-baked California drawl, the actor's wiry energy dominates any scene he's in. Wherever [Sam] Rockwell's placed, he's perfect.‐ The Week
Read More | Posted Nov 9, 2017
No Score Yet Heart Blackened (2017) Even at its most serious and sophisticated, it retains the pleasingly funky aroma of pulp.‐ Los Angeles Times
Read More | Posted Nov 9, 2017
82% Mayhem (2017) While Lynch has experience delivering breezy action, "breezy" can shade into "frivolous" - or even "forgettable."‐ Los Angeles Times
Read More | Posted Nov 9, 2017
100% Bad Match (2017) "Bad Match" effectively explores the everyday horror that comes from people treating their fellow human beings as interchangeable playthings.‐ Los Angeles Times
Read More | Posted Nov 2, 2017
84% Blade of the Immortal (Mugen no jûnin) (2017) Miike retains his twisted sense of humor, with mangling and disemboweling deployed for comic effect. And after 99 movies, he certainly knows how to make action memorable.‐ Los Angeles Times
Read More | Posted Nov 2, 2017
34% Jigsaw (2017) It'll do the job for anyone who must see a "Saw" movie in theaters on Halloween weekend.‐ Los Angeles Times
Read More | Posted Oct 27, 2017
63% Liberation Day (2017) There's a subtly meaningful power to what the film actually does: witnessing the awkwardness that ensues when the creatively free try to communicate with people who lack the context to understand unfettered expression.‐ Los Angeles Times
Read More | Posted Oct 26, 2017
86% Flesh and Blood (2017) The movie bleeds honesty, though its individual components are more memorable than how they're assembled.‐ Los Angeles Times
Read More | Posted Oct 26, 2017
No Score Yet Halloween Pussy Trap Kill! Kill! (2017) "Halloween Pussy Trap Kill! Kill!" is just dumb enough to be a potentially fun candidate for someone's "bad movie night."‐ Los Angeles Times
Read More | Posted Oct 26, 2017
13% Geostorm (2017) "Geostorm" has a more clever premise than it needs to get to its ultimate goal of trashing some of our planet's nicest places. But the results are still mostly dull-witted.‐ Los Angeles Times
Read More | Posted Oct 20, 2017
50% The Fortress (2017) So evocative that by the end viewers may be as cold and hungry as the movie's cast of courtiers.‐ Los Angeles Times
Read More | Posted Oct 19, 2017
83% Deliver Us (2017) Di Giacomo listens patiently to people who earnestly believe that they're plagued by a supernatural evil. In a way, their calm certitude is as scary as any actual demon.‐ Los Angeles Times
Read More | Posted Oct 19, 2017
No Score Yet Nightworld (2017) While subtle, moody horror films can be great, without something solid to coalesce around, eventually the atmosphere dissipates.‐ Los Angeles Times
Read More | Posted Oct 19, 2017
80% Tragedy Girls (2017) The movie's central idea and bright young cast are so good that some of its shallowness is forgivable.‐ Los Angeles Times
Read More | Posted Oct 19, 2017
33% Leatherface (2017) "Leatherface" is the best "Chainsaw" movie that doesn't have "Directed by Tobe Hooper" in the credits.‐ Los Angeles Times
Read More | Posted Oct 19, 2017
95% The Florida Project (2017) This movie puts the wild, comic tales of resourceful poor kids into a frame, pulling back just enough to make it clear that the situation Moonee's in - while exciting - is untenable.‐ The Week
Read More | Posted Oct 12, 2017
No Score Yet Bad Blood: The Movie (2017) There's barely enough plot here to fill a feature, but this energetic throwback's DIY effects and general looniness should appeal to horror mavens.‐ Los Angeles Times
Read More | Posted Oct 12, 2017
86% Haze (2017) As a morality tale, "Haze" is old news. But as an in-the-moment explanation of how hazing happens, it's so fresh, it's raw.‐ Los Angeles Times
Read More | Posted Oct 12, 2017
B 95% Human Flow (2017) There have been a number of gripping "you are there" films about refugees over the past few years, but Human Flow distinguishes itself from the pack with how handsome it looks.‐ AV Club
Read More | Posted Oct 10, 2017
No Score Yet Red Oleanders (Raktokarobi) (2017) The best scenes in "Red Oleanders Raktokarobi" layer live theater, poetic allusion and Bollywood pop - which makes them exciting to watch, even when their meaning isn't absolutely clear.‐ Los Angeles Times
Read More | Posted Oct 5, 2017
0% The Crucifixion (2017) A lifeless demonic possession drama.‐ Los Angeles Times
Read More | Posted Oct 5, 2017
No Score Yet Demons (2017) The ambitious auteur is getting better at making his novelistic ideas punchy and cinematic, but "Demons" is still a B-movie that takes itself too seriously.‐ Los Angeles Times
Read More | Posted Oct 5, 2017
87% Better Watch Out (2017) A consistently surprising and unusually well-acted thriller, which says pertinent things about suburbia, holiday entertainment and toxic masculinity.‐ Los Angeles Times
Read More | Posted Oct 5, 2017
B 96% The Death and Life of Marsha P. Johnson (2017) Even if The Death And Life Of Marsha P. Johnson doesn't wholly deliver on its premise, France does a remarkable job of finding the continuity between New York in the '70s, '90s, and now.‐ AV Club
Read More | Posted Oct 3, 2017
5% Flatliners (2017) The best that can be said about the Flatliners remake is that the new filmmaking team of writer Ben Ripley and director Niels Arden Oplev makes the original's members look like peerless masters of horror.‐ Los Angeles Times
Read More | Posted Sep 29, 2017
0% Don't Sleep (2017) There's scarcely a new or old horror movie cliché that goes unused in "Don't Sleep," a supernatural thriller that tries a little bit of everything - all competently, none memorably.‐ Los Angeles Times
Read More | Posted Sep 28, 2017
25% The Sound (2017) Mostly, "The Sound" gets by on pure sensation. Mattison finds a lot to look at in the shadows - and in the heavy hum of the subway's deep holes, she finds a lot to hear.‐ Los Angeles Times
Read More | Posted Sep 28, 2017
92% Super Dark Times (2017) What makes "Super Dark Times" one of the most exciting American filmmaking debuts in recent years is how well Phillips and company grasp both the intensity and ephemerality of adolescence.‐ Los Angeles Times
Read More | Posted Sep 28, 2017
No Score Yet Welcome to Willits (2017) The brother filmmaking team of writer Tim Ryan and director Trevor Ryan exhibit imagination, but haven't developed the skills to mold their many ideas into a cohesive picture.‐ Los Angeles Times
Read More | Posted Sep 28, 2017