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Norman Wilner

Norman Wilner

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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
3/5 No Score Yet Hevn "Hevn [is] a Norwegian/Canadian thriller that's designed like an airplane novel. That's not a slight; the entire movie is packaged for easy digestion and surface appeal. " ‐ NOW Toronto
Posted May 26, 2016
3/5 86% The Boy And The Beast (Bakemono No Ko) (2016) "I didn't mind spending time with these characters, even when their movie seemed on the verge of shaking itself apart. " ‐ NOW Toronto
Posted May 25, 2016
4/5 99% Love & Friendship (2016) "Deftly staged, briskly paced and very funny, thanks largely to Beckinsale's crack timing and Tom Bennett's breakout performance. " ‐ NOW Toronto
Posted May 25, 2016
1/5 30% Alice Through the Looking Glass (2016) "Every line reading feels like a contractual obligation. " ‐ NOW Toronto
Posted May 25, 2016
3/5 48% X-Men: Apocalypse (2016) "This may be the most gifted cast yet assembled for a superhero movie, and it's enjoyable to simply watch them play pretend together... [However,] Apocalypse too often feels like a reworking of familiar elements. " ‐ NOW Toronto
Posted May 25, 2016
3/5 96% Almost Holy (Crocodile Gennadiy) (2016) "In its quieter moments, Almost Holy allows us to wonder whether the end really does justify the means. " ‐ NOW Toronto
Posted May 25, 2016
4/5 91% The Nice Guys (2016) "Shane Black is back doing the thing he does better than anyone else, writing and directing deliriously entertaining action comedies about mismatched partners battling an escalating threat. " ‐ NOW Toronto
Posted May 19, 2016
4/5 74% Men & Chicken (Mænd & høns) (2016) "The result is the finest deadpan slapstick grotesquerie. " ‐ NOW Toronto
Posted May 18, 2016
3/5 82% Belladonna of Sadness (Kanashimi no Beradona) (1973) "Whatever it is, it's an experience unlikely ever to be replicated. And maybe that's for the best, but at least we can finally see it on a big screen. " ‐ NOW Toronto
Posted May 18, 2016
2/5 68% Holy Hell (2016) "The material cries out for a more disinterested eye. " ‐ NOW Toronto
Posted May 18, 2016
3/5 63% High-Rise (2016) "Hiddleston is distressingly effective as a doctor who was already a little unbalanced before his neighbours go all Lord Of The Flies. And as an alpha-male resident, Luke Evans barrels straight over the top and never looks back. " ‐ NOW Toronto
Posted May 18, 2016
4/5 92% Neon Bull (Boi Neon) (2016) "Brazilian filmmaker Gabriel Mascaro's Neon Bull finds grim economic commentary in the lives of a handful of people who work in a rodeo, tending bulls that are roped by flashy riders in the ring. " ‐ NOW Toronto
Posted May 12, 2016
3/5 30% How to Plan an Orgy in a Small Town (2016) "It's an awkward sex comedy with a surprisingly warm heart and some very deep laughs. " ‐ NOW Toronto
Posted May 12, 2016
2/5 56% Money Monster (2016) "In a world that already has The Big Short, Money Monster just feels increasingly unnecessary. " ‐ NOW Toronto
Posted May 12, 2016
3/5 100% Kill Zone 2 (Saat po long 2) (2016) "Kill Zone 2 is about half an hour too long, with a plot so convoluted it should come with a flow chart. But none of that matters, because once people start jumping across rooms to murder each other, it's so much damn fun. " ‐ NOW Toronto
Posted May 11, 2016
4/5 78% Sunset Song (2016) "Agyness Deyn makes a striking lead as Chris Guthrie, who struggles to escape the shadow of her ferociously religious father and define herself as her own woman, even as she's drawn toward a young man from the village. " ‐ NOW Toronto
Posted May 11, 2016
3/5 No Score Yet The People Garden "When Litz puts us alone in that forest with Sweetpea and her fears, The People Garden has a dark, compelling pull. " ‐ NOW Toronto
Posted May 4, 2016
4/5 82% Disorder (Maryland) "Disorder is a psychological thriller that plays its story straight from beat to beat, making its ambiguities even more unsettling. " ‐ NOW Toronto
Posted May 4, 2016
4/5 90% Captain America: Civil War (2016) "The film's real conflict is idealism versus realism... The actualization of that conflict gives the Russo brothers an anchor around which to stage half a dozen top-flight superhero battles. " ‐ NOW Toronto
Posted May 4, 2016
3/5 77% Keanu (2016) "It's ridiculous, but in a really engaging way. " ‐ NOW Toronto
Posted Apr 29, 2016
1/5 71% Too Late (2016) "The longer Too Late goes on, the less there is to it. " ‐ NOW Toronto
Posted Apr 27, 2016
2/5 82% Viva (2016) "Viva is competently produced and acted, but I've seen this movie a dozen times before. And so have you. " ‐ NOW Toronto
Posted Apr 27, 2016
4/5 90% Green Room (2016) "Genre fans will appreciate the craft and intelligence with which Saulnier's assembled his movie -- when they're not digging their nails into their thighs. " ‐ NOW Toronto
Posted Apr 27, 2016
3/5 97% Sing Street (2016) "If Sing Street confirms that Carney, who made his name as the writer/director of Once and Begin Again, has only one trick as a filmmaker -- the infectious rapture of musical collaboration -- well, it's a pretty great trick. " ‐ NOW Toronto
Posted Apr 22, 2016
3/5 No Score Yet The Devil's Horn "Larry Weinstein's tribute to the saxophone doesn't know when to stop wailing, but there's enough fascinating material here to appeal to the ordinary viewer, not just woodwind aficionados. " ‐ NOW Toronto
Posted Apr 21, 2016
3/5 83% Hockney (2016) "t's fine, and Hockney is an engaging screen presence. But it could have been much more than that. " ‐ NOW Toronto
Posted Apr 20, 2016
3/5 67% A Hologram for the King (2016) "In its second half, though, Tykwer and Hanks find a tone that works for both of them, and A Hologram For The King becomes an involving, intriguing drama. " ‐ NOW Toronto
Posted Apr 20, 2016
2/5 No Score Yet A Sunday Kind of Love "A few moments work very nicely, and Taylor and Scrofano have a zippy chemistry that makes it a pleasure just to watch them sit and talk together. But Sabbagh's script runs out of ideas about an hour in. " ‐ NOW Toronto
Posted Apr 18, 2016
1/5 No Score Yet Prisoner X "The new sci-fi thriller Prisoner X has not learned the lessons of Primer, and that's a shame, because it's treading similar ground. It has a good idea, but no idea how to execute it. " ‐ NOW Toronto
Posted Apr 13, 2016
2/5 72% Miles Ahead (2016) "To quote the man himself, so what? " ‐ NOW Toronto
Posted Apr 13, 2016
2/5 33% Criminal (2016) "The first and third acts are efficient extended chases, but there's an hour in the middle that's just Costner wandering around London grimacing and bleeding from various wounds. Or at least it felt that way. " ‐ NOW Toronto
Posted Apr 13, 2016
2/5 95% The Jungle Book (2016) "While cartoon panthers, bears and orangutans singing, dancing and fighting is the stuff of pure joy, watching lifelike animals do the same thing isn't nearly as pleasurable. " ‐ NOW Toronto
Posted Apr 13, 2016
4/5 No Score Yet Across the Line "Race showed us Stephan James could be a movie star. Across The Line mints him as an actor. " ‐ NOW Toronto
Posted Apr 13, 2016
3/5 19% The Boss (2016) "I kept watching to see what McCarthy was going to do next, and I usually enjoyed whatever it was. In a movie like this, that's really all that matters. " ‐ NOW Toronto
Posted Apr 13, 2016
3/5 91% The Pearl Button (El botón de nácar) (2015) "It's not a failure by any means, but given the power and elegance with which Guzmán usually makes his points, it does seem rather slight. " ‐ NOW Toronto
Posted Apr 6, 2016
3/5 60% Borealis "The movie's greatest asset is its cast: Chernick and King are very well matched in the leads, and Pollak and Emily Hampshire deliver solid support. " ‐ NOW Toronto
Posted Apr 6, 2016
4/5 100% The Winding Stream (2015) "Harrington fills the movie with famous fans like Kris Kristofferson, Sheryl Crow and John Prine, among others, but the real power of her film is in its archival performances. " ‐ NOW Toronto
Posted Apr 6, 2016
1/5 13% Absolutely Anything "For a movie about limitless potential, Absolutely Anything carries no creative spark of its own. " ‐ NOW Toronto
Posted Mar 30, 2016
5/5 83% Midnight Special (2016) "Midnight Special's greatest asset is simply Shannon, who undercuts his imposing screen persona with deep veins of vulnerability and fear. " ‐ NOW Toronto
Posted Mar 30, 2016
4/5 88% Everybody Wants Some!! (2016) "Structured with a deceptively casual hand, it's charming and smartly observed throughout, and the ensemble cast vanish into their period roles. " ‐ NOW Toronto
Posted Mar 30, 2016
3/5 68% Darling (2016) "It's ultimately too slight to stand out in its chosen sub-genre, but Carter's performance as a woman slowly reduced to one raw nerve will keep you watching all the way through to the end. " ‐ NOW Toronto
Posted Mar 30, 2016
1/5 27% Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice (2016) "Wow. It's worse than I'd feared. " ‐ NOW Toronto
Posted Mar 24, 2016
3/5 90% The Clan (El Clan) (2016) "It's a hell of a story, but I kept thinking The Clan should land a lot harder than it does. " ‐ NOW Toronto
Posted Mar 23, 2016
2/5 No Score Yet The Infinite Happiness "It's rambling and unstructured by design, but the self-consciously playful score and the sense of "hey, just shoot whatever" get a little wearying. " ‐ NOW Toronto
Posted Mar 16, 2016
2/5 No Score Yet Happily Ever After (2016) "There's no reason this should run almost two hours. " ‐ NOW Toronto
Posted Mar 16, 2016
2/5 12% The Divergent Series: Allegiant (2016) "The films themselves are so bland and monotonous that it's difficult to invest beyond being happy that actors I like are being well-compensated for their work. " ‐ NOW Toronto
Posted Mar 16, 2016
4/5 No Score Yet Boris Without Beatrice (Boris Sans Béatrice) "I'm not sure Côté has the answers. But he's found a really compelling way to ask the questions. " ‐ NOW Toronto
Posted Mar 16, 2016
2/5 50% The Young Messiah (2016) "It's only suspenseful if you aren't familiar with the story of Christ -- but if you aren't, there's no reason you'd be watching this. " ‐ NOW Toronto
Posted Mar 16, 2016
1/5 38% The Brothers Grimsby (2016) "It plays like a remake of Crank by someone who didn't realize Crank was a comedy already. " ‐ NOW Toronto
Posted Mar 16, 2016
4/5 90% 10 Cloverfield Lane (2016) "This movie is about its characters rather than its situation, and the actors are quick to fill the emotional space. " ‐ NOW Toronto
Posted Mar 10, 2016
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