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Owen Gleiberman

Owen Gleiberman
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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
100% California Typewriter (2017) A quaintly ingenious meditation on what the digital era is doing to us - how it has taken us a step away from reality, even as it's made everything easier.‐ Variety
Read More | Posted Aug 18, 2017
62% England Is Mine (2017) At certain points in the middle of it, you may think "I'm miserable now," though not in the way that Morrissey had in mind.‐ Variety
Read More | Posted Aug 16, 2017
11% The Nut Job 2: Nutty by Nature (2017) As an animated entertainment, "The Nut Job 2" lacks several key factors: memorable characters, a fun story, jokes that will appeal to adults as well as little kids.‐ Variety
Read More | Posted Aug 10, 2017
88% The Last Dalai Lama? (2017) You want the chance to bask in his presence and come out with a heightened sense of what he's about. "The Last Dalai Lama?" accomplishes that, and with an offhand eloquence, though it's a sketchy, catch-as-catch-can movie ...‐ Variety
Read More | Posted Aug 9, 2017
31% The Only Living Boy in New York (2017) A wry tale that deserves to be seen.‐ Variety
Read More | Posted Aug 5, 2017
16% The Dark Tower (2017) It's a highly competent and watchable paranoid metaphysical video game that doesn't overstay its welcome, includes some luridly entertaining visual effects, and -- it has to be said -- summons an emotional impact of close to zero.‐ Variety
Read More | Posted Aug 2, 2017
8% The Emoji Movie (2017) There have been worse ideas, but in this case the execution isn't good enough to bring the notion of an emoji movie to funky, surprising life.‐ Variety
Read More | Posted Jul 27, 2017
93% Logan Lucky (2017) Steven Soderbergh's Logan Lucky is a high-spirited, low-down blast.‐ Variety
Read More | Posted Jul 24, 2017
82% Detroit (2017) A drama as powerful as it is timely.‐ Variety
Read More | Posted Jul 23, 2017
80% The Reagan Show (2017) It's a glib and scattered exposé, the sort of ersatz thesis film that invites you to chuckle at the sight of Reagan doing multiple takes of a campaign commercial while flubbing the name "Sununu" over and over again.‐ Variety
Read More | Posted Jul 6, 2017
17% The House (2017) "The House," like too many Hollywood comedies of outrage, turns the extreme into the innocuous.‐ Variety
Read More | Posted Jun 30, 2017
92% Spider-Man: Homecoming (2017) The appeal of this particular Spider-Boy is all too basic: In his lunge for valor, he keeps falling, and he keeps getting up.‐ Variety
Read More | Posted Jun 29, 2017
100% Dawson City: Frozen Time (2017) The true magic that "Dawson City" captures is, simply, the mystery of film itself: a medium that turned people into shadows that burned brighter than life.‐ Variety
Read More | Posted Jun 28, 2017
89% Nobody Speak: Trials of the Free Press (2017) What the film offers is evidence of a pattern, the shadows of a disturbing trend that add up to a warning: If we, as a society, don't push back against the chipping away of the freedom of information, it's only going to get worse, until it eats us alive.‐ Variety
Read More | Posted Jun 23, 2017
15% Transformers: The Last Knight (2017) For the first time, the messy hyperactive form and nihilistic crunched-metal content seem to reinforce each other.‐ Variety
Read More | Posted Jun 20, 2017
No Score Yet On the Seventh Day (2017) Each elegantly framed shot, every deftly observed moment expresses something organic and moving.‐ Variety
Read More | Posted Jun 19, 2017
16% All Eyez on Me (2017) [A] messy, hugely flawed, but fascinating biographical drama ...‐ Variety
Read More | Posted Jun 15, 2017
22% The Book of Henry (2017) The film's muted yet still rather flamboyant terribleness derives from the fact that it seems to be juggling three or four borderline schlock genres at once.‐ Variety
Read More | Posted Jun 15, 2017
48% Rough Night (2017) The best thing about "Rough Night" is the feisty, claws-out spontaneity of its competitive banter between "sisters" who love and hate each other.‐ Variety
Read More | Posted Jun 14, 2017
68% Cars 3 (2017) "Cars 3" is very much a tale of mentorship, of learning how to give up your ego in order to bolster someone else's. As such, it's touching in a pleasingly formulaic, pass-the-torch way.‐ Variety
Read More | Posted Jun 12, 2017
16% The Mummy (2017) "The Mummy" is a literal-minded, bumptious monster mash of a movie. It keeps throwing things at you, and the more you learn about the ersatz intricacy of its "universe," the less compelling it becomes.‐ Variety
Read More | Posted Jun 7, 2017
75% Becoming Cary Grant (2017) Even with a subject as great as Cary Grant, and a take on him that appears to have all its metaphysical Old Hollywood signifiers in place, "Becoming Cary Grant" is a murky and rather disappointing biographical portrait.‐ Variety
Read More | Posted Jun 6, 2017
89% Promised Land (2017) Two elements - America and Elvis - come together in ticklish, surprising ways that expand and delight your perceptions.‐ Variety
Read More | Posted Jun 2, 2017
86% Captain Underpants: The First Epic Movie (Captain Underpants) (2017) "Captain Underpants" isn't out to be more than a trifle; that's part of its appeal. It's not so much potty-mouthed as it is a potty-minded kiddie burlesque, one that finds the supreme innocence in naughtiness.‐ Variety
Read More | Posted Jun 1, 2017
48% Churchill (2017) A small, watchable, rather prosaic backroom docudrama ...‐ Variety
Read More | Posted May 29, 2017
100% Visages, villages (2017) Agnès Varda, in the glory of her golden years, has become a humanist magician.‐ Variety
Read More | Posted May 26, 2017
20% Alive in France (2017) Abel Ferrara directs a documentary about his rock & roll band, but Ferrara the aging bad-boy legend deserves a better movie.‐ Variety
Read More | Posted May 25, 2017
79% The Beguiled (2017) I count myself as a Coppola believer, but this may be the first film she has made in which her essential personality as a director gets buried under the movie she's making.‐ Variety
Read More | Posted May 24, 2017
96% The Florida Project (2017) As a filmmaker, Baker is a graceful neorealist voyeur who thrives on improvisation, and his storytelling, in The Florida Project, is mostly just a series of anecdotes. But that turns out to be enough.‐ Variety
Read More | Posted May 23, 2017
86% 24 Frames (2017) Takes up residence in your mental jukebox in a way that's so haunting, for a while it crowds out all the other beauty you've heard.‐ Variety
Read More | Posted May 23, 2017
19% Baywatch (2017) Stupidly entertaining...for a while.‐ Variety
Read More | Posted May 23, 2017
71% The Square (2017) Ostlund, at his best, is a heady and enthralling filmmaker, but unfortunately, he has so much on his mind that he is also, at his weakest, a shapeless and didactic one.‐ Variety
Read More | Posted May 22, 2017
57% Redoubtable (Le redoutable) (2017) A lightly audacious and fascinating movie (if not exactly one to warm your heart) ...‐ Variety
Read More | Posted May 22, 2017
71% Filmworker (2017) It's a portrait of Kubrick's right-hand man, who devoted himself to the religion of all things Kubrick, but beyond that the film has a special value: It ushers you into the world of how Kubrick put his movies together.‐ Variety
Read More | Posted May 22, 2017
28% How to Talk to Girls at Parties (2016) The film enunciates its raw themes - punk means individuality! the aliens are all about conformity! - but never begins to figure out how to embody those themes in a narrative that could lure in the audience.‐ Variety
Read More | Posted May 21, 2017
89% Loveless (Nelyubov) (2017) Takes an ominous, reverberating look not at the politics of Russia but at the crisis of empathy at the culture's core.‐ Variety
Read More | Posted May 18, 2017
71% Wonderstruck (2017) An ambitious doohickey impersonating a work of art.‐ Variety
Read More | Posted May 18, 2017
88% It Comes At Night (2017) The movie is a close-quarters psychological thriller built artfully and honestly, from the ground up, with more of a nod to early John Carpenter than mid-period Danny Boyle.‐ Variety
Read More | Posted May 15, 2017
92% Get Me Roger Stone (2017) Lively, fun, sickening, and essential.‐ Variety
Read More | Posted May 14, 2017
100% Harold And Lillian: A Hollywood Love Story (2017) A passionate and beguiling movie-love documentary that shines a light on two of the unsung artisan heroes of Hollywood.‐ Variety
Read More | Posted May 12, 2017
35% Snatched (2017) An aggressively cartoonish mother-daughter vacation-from-hell comedy that never strays far from the fractious, one-note surface.‐ Variety
Read More | Posted May 10, 2017
83% The Boy Downstairs (2016) Mamet has a quick, spry reaction time and a gently forlorn focus that holds the screen, and she holds this movie together.‐ Variety
Read More | Posted May 3, 2017
100% Hell on Earth: The Fall of Syria and the Rise of ISIS (2017) "Hell on Earth" portrays the Syrian citizens, who live in a morass of civil war, with an emotional directness we can't turn away from, to the point that it's no longer possible to think of those citizens as "them." They are us, or could be.‐ Variety
Read More | Posted Apr 30, 2017
86% Whitney: Can I Be Me (2017) "Whitney: 'Can I Be Me'" has no conspiracies to uncover. It just has a story to tell, and it does that incredibly compellingly.‐ Variety
Read More | Posted Apr 30, 2017
88% My Friend Dahmer (2017) It sees Jeffrey Dahmer for what he was: a young man who could express himself only through the most hideous violence. Yet it shows you that what he had to express was real.‐ Variety
Read More | Posted Apr 28, 2017
17% The Circle (2017) "The Circle" is a swankly sinister little mind teaser of a thriller. It's a nightmare vision of what digital culture is turning all of us into, with all of our help.‐ Variety
Read More | Posted Apr 27, 2017
83% The Trip to Spain (2017) If you're a fan of the first two movies, it's hard to imagine that you won't like this one.‐ Variety
Read More | Posted Apr 26, 2017
91% I Am Heath Ledger (2017) "I Am Heath Ledger" is a catchy and seductive portrait of an extraordinary artist, but it leaves you wanting more, because you know it's not close to being all of Heath Ledger.‐ Variety
Read More | Posted Apr 24, 2017
82% Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 (2017) Shot for shot, line and line, it's an extravagant and witty follow-up, made with the same friendly virtuosic dazzle. Yet this time you can sense just how hard the series' wizard of a director, James Gunn, is working to entertain you.‐ Variety
Read More | Posted Apr 24, 2017
86% The Lovers (2017) "The Lovers" is a comedy of Middle American doldrums that leaves you rooting for its characters instead of smirking at them.‐ Variety
Read More | Posted Apr 23, 2017