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Noel Murray

Noel Murray
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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
43% Kickboxer: Vengeance (2016) While Moussi has ample skills as a fighter - and is plenty handsome to boot - he lacks Van Damme's charisma.‐ Los Angeles Times
Read More | Posted Sep 1, 2016
No Score Yet Tell Me How I Die (2016) Dull and drab, the film squanders an attractive young cast and a killer title.‐ Los Angeles Times
Read More | Posted Aug 31, 2016
36% Skiptrace (2016) All the principals are plenty capable, but this is hardly any of these folks' peak.‐ Los Angeles Times
Read More | Posted Aug 31, 2016
29% Mechanic: Resurrection (2016) When it comes out on home video, fast-forward to the stunts. You won't miss a thing.‐ Los Angeles Times
Read More | Posted Aug 26, 2016
20% Space Dogs: Adventure to the Moon (2016) There's so much quality children's entertainment on TV and at the movies these days that there's no real reason to take your kids to see a dog - or, more specifically, "Space Dogs: Adventure to the Moon."‐ Los Angeles Times
Read More | Posted Aug 25, 2016
No Score Yet Blood in the Water (2016) Though its story and character-development aren't up to the standards of the genre classics it's aping, the movie sports an attractively sunny look, and has a striking location.‐ Los Angeles Times
Read More | Posted Aug 25, 2016
64% Greater (2016) Just sweet enough and slick enough to appeal to pigskin fans and Christian family audiences.‐ Los Angeles Times
Read More | Posted Aug 24, 2016
13% Kingsglaive: Final Fantasy XV (2016) The film's convoluted plot and dense mythology ... may leave even "Final Fantasy" devotees scratching their heads.‐ Los Angeles Times
Read More | Posted Aug 18, 2016
No Score Yet Einstein's God Model (2016) Though the acting is inconsistent and the dialogue often laughable (and not in the good way), the film has an appealing can-do quality and a strong dose of craziness that keeps it from ever becoming boring.‐ Los Angeles Times
Read More | Posted Aug 18, 2016
No Score Yet Billionaire Ransom (Take Down) (2016) This hybrid of survivalist action and young-adult drama remains watchable from start to finish, even if it never becomes essential.‐ Los Angeles Times
Read More | Posted Aug 18, 2016
B+ 91% When Two Worlds Collide (2016) When Two Worlds Collide employs a variety of styles and approaches to construct a single gripping narrative.‐ AV Club
Read More | Posted Aug 17, 2016
B 95% Spa Night (2016) Though it's a shade too vague, Spa Night does a fine job of articulating the existential ennui of someone who loves his parents but knows he can never be what they were expecting.‐ AV Club
Read More | Posted Aug 17, 2016
No Score Yet Making a Killing: Guns, Greed, and The NRA (2016) While anecdotes aren't the same as evidence, it's hard not to be moved by the first-person accounts of ordinary people in "Making a Killing."‐ Los Angeles Times
Read More | Posted Aug 11, 2016
89% Blood Father (2016) The movie's a small gem: a good old-fashioned chase picture, thickened with pulp.‐ Los Angeles Times
Read More | Posted Aug 11, 2016
No Score Yet Sole Proprietor (2016) It's slower and quieter than it needs to be, but "Sole Proprietor" has a distinctive vision of a world populated entirely by ruthless, violent people accustomed to operating under their own rules.‐ Los Angeles Times
Read More | Posted Aug 11, 2016
40% The Fight Within (2016) "The Fight Within" is too generic as a sports flick, and too pro forma as a tract. There's more vitality and humanity in the closing-credits blooper reel than in anything in the actual picture.‐ Los Angeles Times
Read More | Posted Aug 11, 2016
B 100% Abortion: Stories Women Tell (2016) Stories Women Tell does succeed at what it primarily means to do, which is to take abortion out of the realm of the theoretical and make it more personal.‐ AV Club
Read More | Posted Aug 11, 2016
76% The Connection (2015) The movie's strength is in its conception of Michel and Zampa, who develop a destructive rivalry, rooted in their mutual determination to prove their superiority.‐ Nashville Scene
Read More | Posted Aug 4, 2016
84% While We're Young (2015) Ultimately, this film is about two well-meaning people coming to grips with who they actually are versus who they've always thought they were supposed to be. And when it's on a roll, While We're Young is hilarious.‐ Nashville Scene
Read More | Posted Aug 4, 2016
33% Madman (1981) Anyone compiling a supercut of the slasher genre's greatest hits would be wrong to exclude Madman's super-creepy shot of the shaggy Marz silhouetted up in a tree.‐ Nashville Scene
Read More | Posted Aug 4, 2016
89% A Pigeon Sat on a Branch Reflecting on Existence (2015) Thematically, the movie repeatedly contemplates crushing failure, although it's not devoid of hope. ‐ Nashville Scene
Read More | Posted Aug 4, 2016
79% Z For Zachariah (2015) The deviations from O'Brien's plot don't always work, but the characters do come across as real people, in a believably fallen world, following a carefully planned-out path and trying to avoid a fatal misstep.‐ Nashville Scene
Read More | Posted Aug 4, 2016
96% Spotlight (2015) Ultimately, the story these journalists chased was about how institutional power degrades when it gets taken for granted.‐ Nashville Scene
Read More | Posted Aug 4, 2016
59% The Mind's Eye (2016) Begos opens "The Mind's Eye" with the words, "This film should be played loud," as though his movie were a rock song - which is actually a fair analogy for a simplistic throwback homage that's all hook and no sophistication.‐ Los Angeles Times
Read More | Posted Aug 4, 2016
22% Let's Be Evil (2016) A strong twist ending and a creative use of effects helps "Let's Be Evil" overcome its limitations.‐ Los Angeles Times
Read More | Posted Aug 4, 2016
B 93% Richard Linklater: Dream Is Destiny (2016) When all is said and done, this documentary mostly amounts to a collection of anecdotes and stray bits of analysis, assembled in a way that has a flow but lacks force.‐ AV Club
Read More | Posted Aug 3, 2016
B- 86% Sun Choke (2016) The film doesn't always work as a genre exercise, but it's a winner as a character study, in large part because of how committed Hagan is to playing Janie's derangement. Casting directors in search of the offbeat should take note.‐ AV Club
Read More | Posted Aug 3, 2016
83% Captain Fantastic (2016) Captain Fantastic is in some ways a simplistic film - entertaining, though not especially deep. But Mortensen gives his all to the role.‐ Nashville Scene
Read More | Posted Jul 29, 2016
No Score Yet The Suffering (2016) There's something a little off about a horror movie when a long chat about model trains is more gripping than any supernatural hoo-hah.‐ Los Angeles Times
Read More | Posted Jul 29, 2016
100% Shelley (2016) It's no "Rosemary's Baby" - or even "It's Alive" - but the Danish supernatural thriller "Shelley" is a fair addition to the "natal horror" genre.‐ Los Angeles Times
Read More | Posted Jul 28, 2016
93% The Seventh Fire (2016) By tackling the larger issue of Native American gangs through the story of two northwest Minnesota drug dealers, Riccobono personalizes a problem that deserves more attention.‐ Los Angeles Times
Read More | Posted Jul 28, 2016
65% The Land (2016) Caple has a unique eye and a strong sense of place. Here's hoping that next time he applies them to a fresher story.‐ Los Angeles Times
Read More | Posted Jul 28, 2016
45% The Blackout Experiments (2016) Like Blackout itself, "The Blackout Experiments" is often chilling and hard to shake.‐ Los Angeles Times
Read More | 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
Read More | Posted Jul 14, 2016
B 87% 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
Read More | Posted Jul 14, 2016
11% 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
Read More | Posted Jul 7, 2016
61% 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
Read More | Posted Jul 7, 2016
B+ 93% 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
Read More | Posted Jul 6, 2016
24% Marauders (2016) Willis' workaholism benefits "Marauders," an otherwise plain action picture carried by strong performances and a mildly compelling mystery.‐ Los Angeles Times
Read More | Posted Jun 30, 2016
B+ 94% Life, Animated (2016) It's hard to nitpick too much, given how insightful and emotional so much of this documentary is.‐ AV Club
Read More | 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
Read More | Posted Jun 23, 2016
18% 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
Read More | Posted Jun 23, 2016
78% The Phenom (2016) An unusual and affecting baseball drama where nearly all the action is internal.‐ Los Angeles Times
Read More | Posted Jun 23, 2016
B+ 96% Nuts! (2016) Lane, like any great storyteller, springs surprises after luring her audience in.‐ AV Club
Read More | 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
Read More | 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
Read More | Posted Jun 16, 2016
45% 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
Read More | Posted Jun 16, 2016
B+ 92% 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
Read More | 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
Read More | Posted Jun 16, 2016
B 100% 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
Read More | Posted Jun 16, 2016