Patrick McDonald

Patrick McDonald
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T-Meter Title | Year
4/5 92% The Trip to Greece (2020) This is the final journey, and it perpetuates a theme of mortality. All the while, the duo poke at each other in Greece, and Greece is the word. A fun escape from the pandemic - WBGR-FM (93.7 FM - Monroe, WI) EDIT
Read More | Posted May 21, 2020
3.5/5 51% Scoob! (2020) There is very funny/snarky inside humor, highlighted by a high-level re-imagining of the 'Scooby Doo Where Are You?' TV opening. Fun for the whole family, and us old timers. - HollywoodChicago.com EDIT
Read More | Posted May 21, 2020
4/5 75% Military Wives (2020) This is a feel-good story, and at the the core of it is coming to terms with the tragedies that inevitably happen in military families, which is brought together in a song of redemption - WBGR-FM (93.7 FM - Monroe, WI) EDIT
Read More | Posted May 21, 2020
5/5 96% Peeping Tom (1960) Directed by Michael Powell with British Anarchy ... crazy but exquisitely reserved. Recognized now as one of his greatest films, a primer for the use of the camera as an eye and point of view. We are all voyeurs when we watch a movie - WBGR-FM (93.7 FM - Monroe, WI) EDIT
Read More | Posted May 16, 2020
3.5/5 78% How to Build a Girl (2020) A teen coming-of-age film with oddball British humor and a sparkling performance by Beanie Feldstein, especially as we all remember our awkwardness as teenagers. - WBGR-FM (93.7 FM - Monroe, WI) EDIT
Read More | Posted May 10, 2020
4/5 96% The Half of It (2020) The film works on several levels ... it's a satire of typical teenage coming-of-age films, it's emotionally right on target, it has great laughs and it contains an appreciation for how great works of art inspires our souls. A Tribeca Film Fest winner! - WBGR-FM (93.7 FM - Monroe, WI) EDIT
Read More | Posted May 10, 2020
1.5/5 20% Seven Days In Utopia (2011) What do Robert Duvall and Melissa Leo have in common? They both have won an Oscar and they both cashed a paycheck for the fake virtuous hack job called "Seven Days in Utopia." - HollywoodChicago.com EDIT
Read More | Posted May 1, 2020
4.5/5 No Score Yet Never Surrender: A Galaxy Quest Documentary (2019) This goes over the whole history of the cult classic, including the production and the stars. The film's popularity lies in the fact it's really about the fans of fantasy culture. Sigourney Weaver, Woo Hoo! - HollywoodChicago.com EDIT
Read More | Posted May 1, 2020
5/5 92% Dazed and Confused (1993) Totally authentic. Every time you watch this film, you're taken back to the 1970s daze of high school. The '70s kids AMERICAN GRAFFITI. - HollywoodChicago.com EDIT
Read More | Posted May 1, 2020
4.5/5 71% Mercury in Retrograde (2017) Poignant and emotional, the film delves into the our human condition through relationship situations that are totally relatable. - WBGR-FM (93.7 FM - Monroe, WI) EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 17, 2020
5/5 89% The King of Comedy (1983) The film is perfect, as much for its performances and its sheer un-comfortableness. - WBGR-FM (93.7 FM - Monroe, WI) EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 17, 2020
3.5/5 No Score Yet Double Dynamite (It's Only Money) (1951) This is not-bad comedy about a mix up with money at the bank Frank and Jane work at that Groucho makes better, and Frank is in full 1940s bobbysoxer crooner mode, but handles the comedy pretty well. - WBGR-FM (93.7 FM - Monroe, WI) EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 17, 2020
4.5/5 64% Same Boat (2020) Wonderfully funny, philosophical and just plain cruise ship weird. Director/lead actor Chris Roberti and company are able to pull off in their epic what some films costing 100 times can't do. - WBGR-FM (93.7 FM - Monroe, WI) EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 9, 2020
4.5/5 93% Klute (1971) There is a timelessness to the freaky-ness and sadness of the human condition in this film, and Fonda is nothing short of sensational in her tense portrayal of a transitioning soul. An essential watch. - WBGR-FM (93.7 FM - Monroe, WI) EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 9, 2020
4/5 97% Gun Crazy (Deadly Is the Female) (1950) Notable for its use of point of view, such as putting a camera in the back seat of a car and other odd angles, also highly sexual for a film at that time. Happiness is a warm gun, indeed. - WBGR-FM (93.7 FM - Monroe, WI) EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 9, 2020
4/5 99% Never Rarely Sometimes Always (2020) Sidney Flanigan's performance represents the somewhat tragic hoops a girl must got jump to get the private procedure of abortion done. There is empathy to be gained in this human experience. - WBGR-FM (93.7 FM - Monroe, WI) EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 8, 2020
5/5 96% Saint Frances (2020) Whoever thought an abortion would be a background source for redemption? Director Alex Thompson's eye for fluidity in story telling is a major asset, in a humanist take on the karma of our life choices. A blessing of a film. - WBGR-FM (93.7 FM - Monroe, WI) EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 8, 2020
3.5/5 50% Curtiz (2019) The black and white production values evokes director Michael Curtiz's smooth impressionistic style. Overall it's a fascinating and lovely film, and fans of CASABLANCA will really dig it. - WBGR-FM (93.7 FM - Monroe, WI) EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 26, 2020
2.5/5 65% Troop Zero (2020) It's obvious the writer of the film had the ending first and awkwardly filled in the beginning. The first hour feels like three hours and what happened could have been condensed in ten minutes and still got the point across. - WBGR-FM (93.7 FM - Monroe, WI) EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 26, 2020
3/5 80% Good Boys (2019) 'Good Boys' misses its mark, but manages to land in the end. - HollywoodChicago.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 19, 2020
4.5/5 49% Where'd You Go, Bernadette (2019) The combination of the powerful story and Cate Blanchett's finely-tuned acting made Bernadette sing. - HollywoodChicago.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 19, 2020
3/5 38% Spenser Confidential (2020) Same old boring good-cop-is-always-good-and-defeats-evil TV movie scenario. - WBGR-FM (93.7 FM - Monroe, WI) EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 19, 2020
4/5 99% Blow the Man Down (2020) The great character actor Margo Martindale has a career defining role. - WBGR-FM (93.7 FM - Monroe, WI) EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 19, 2020
4/5 34% Seberg (2020) A surprising revelation from a little-remembered victim of government paranoia. - WBGR-FM (93.7 FM - Monroe, WI) EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 13, 2020
3.5/5 92% The Invisible Man (2020) A high level fright night at the movies. - WBGR-FM (93.7 FM - Monroe, WI) EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 13, 2020
3.5/5 38% Wendy (2020) Beautiful looking film, but those familiar or unfamiliar with the Peter Pan myth could be equally unsatisfied. - WBGR-FM (93.7 FM - Monroe, WI) EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 13, 2020
2.5/5 84% The Way Back (2020) Could have been a contender, ended up a bummer. - WBGR-FM (93.7 FM - Monroe, WI) EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 13, 2020
4/5 88% Onward (2020) The heart of this story is coming to redemption in surviving loss. - WBGR-FM (93.7 FM - Monroe, WI) EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 13, 2020
4/5 57% The Hunt (2020) Much ado about everything. - WBGR-FM (93.7 FM - Monroe, WI) EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 13, 2020
3.5/5 30% Bloodshot (2020) Works when the focus is on the cool science fiction. - WBGR-FM (93.7 FM - Monroe, WI) EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 13, 2020
86% The Gospel According to André (2018) A crisp document of the life and times of ALT... - HollywoodChicago.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 20, 2018