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Paul Chambers

Paul Chambers
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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
A 91% Phantom Thread (2018) Day-Lewis is no stranger to playing the odd duck, and he dives wholeheartedly into giving us yet another fascinating character. "Phantom Thread" is a blend of excellent writing and satin performances.‐ Movie Chambers
Read More | Posted Apr 24, 2018
B+ 86% Big Fish & Begonia (2018) "Big Fish & Begonia" is a marvelous piece of animation. Each scene is like a painting come to life. The story will touch your heart and no doubt the characters will delightfully make their temporary home there as well.‐ Movie Chambers
Read More | Posted Apr 19, 2018
A 56% The Greatest Showman (2017) Everything about this film clicks from start to finish. The music, the choreography, the costumes and the performances are top-notch.‐ Movie Chambers
Read More | Posted Apr 18, 2018
C 74% Ready Player One (2018) RPO is sort of Philip K. Dick-lite.‐ Movie Chambers
Read More | Posted Mar 29, 2018
B- 40% Justice League (2017) As you might imagine, it's the bonding between the super heroes, especially the light banter, that makes this film an upbeat and rather pleasant experience. ‐ Movie Chambers
Read More | Posted Mar 14, 2018
B+ 77% Cloverfield (2008) The special effects are outstanding and the story is a throwback to the days when audiences were given only glimpses of the monster. Sometimes what you can't see or have difficulty seeing is much scarier than something in plain view.‐ Movie Chambers
Read More | Posted Feb 21, 2018
C- 12% Geostorm (2017) Corny, wildly misdirected and downright ridiculous. But, kinda of fun, too. Maybe you'll like it, maybe not.‐ Movie Chambers
Read More | Posted Feb 13, 2018
C 71% Happy Death Day (2017) Knowing "Happy Death Day" is a "Groundhog Day" retread before seeing it is a positive. You might even enjoy this slasher film more than I did. I found it to be annoyingly unoriginal and tedious. Where's Bill Murray when you need him? ‐ Movie Chambers
Read More | Posted Feb 7, 2018
B 85% It (2017) In my younger days, I read every Stephen King novel and looked forward to the film adaptations. There's one major exception and that was "It." I've always had a thing about clowns. Clowns are evil. Period. ‐ Movie Chambers
Read More | Posted Jan 31, 2018
D 8% The Snowman (2017) Dreadfully difficult to sit through and ultra confusing.‐ Movie Chambers
Read More | Posted Jan 25, 2018
C+ 79% The Cat o' Nine Tails (Il gatto a nove code) (1971) Argento is quoted as saying this wasn't his favorite film creation. Well, never mind that. I like Malden and Franciscus and it's fun watching them fight for justice in an Italian murder mystery. ‐ Movie Chambers
Read More | Posted Jan 24, 2018
C- 62% The Foreigner (2017) Wildly outdated and unreasonably dense, "The Foreigner" is not my idea of a good time. ‐ Movie Chambers
Read More | Posted Jan 23, 2018
B+ 82% Brad's Status (2017) It's an effectively told narrative, well-paced and worthwhile. ‐ Movie Chambers
Read More | Posted Jan 20, 2018
A- 85% Battle of the Sexes (2017) Great casting makes a great comedy, and some brilliant strokes are served with the sports dramedy, "Battle of the Sexes." ‐ Movie Chambers
Read More | Posted Jan 16, 2018
D- 52% Kingsman: The Golden Circle (2017) Less political, but just as unintelligent as the film that went before. ‐ Movie Chambers
Read More | Posted Jan 13, 2018
D No Score Yet The Stolen (2017) "The Stolen" is pretty much an all-around disaster. The story defies logic at every turn. ‐ Movie Chambers
Read More | Posted Jan 11, 2018
A- 86% American Made (2017) The Barry Seal you see onscreen is the man Cruise wants you to see: a guy with limited skills and a lot of dumb luck. It's an energetic and convincing performance.‐ Movie Chambers
Read More | Posted Jan 4, 2018
F No Score Yet No Solicitors (2018) "No Solicitors" is the unfunniest horror comedy I've seen in many years.‐ Movie Chambers
Read More | Posted Jan 2, 2018
C 40% The Mountain Between Us (2017) The survival aspects of this mountain adventure are less than satisfying.‐ Movie Chambers
Read More | Posted Jan 1, 2018
B 66% Victoria & Abdul (2017) It's not chapter-and-verse what happened during Victoria's Golden Jubilee. But, as entertainment, it suffices quite nicely. ‐ Movie Chambers
Read More | Posted Dec 19, 2017
B 88% First They Killed My Father (2017) A powerful, personal story of how one Cambodian family was impacted by the bloody reign of the Khmer Rouge. ‐ Movie Chambers
Read More | Posted Nov 10, 2017
C 87% Blade Runner 2049 (2017) My immediate wish was for a shorter, more exciting film. ‐ Movie Chambers
Read More | Posted Nov 9, 2017
C+ 28% Suburbicon (2017) "Suburbicon" wants to make you laugh, and it succeeds from time to time. ‐ Movie Chambers
Read More | Posted Nov 3, 2017
A 93% War for the Planet of the Apes (2017) "Sequelitis" is like the simian flu that's killing off the human population. It's easy to catch. But, director-co-writer Matt Reeves and writer Mark Bomback apparently got their flu shots. ‐ Movie Chambers
Read More | Posted Oct 28, 2017
C- 20% The Book of Henry (2017) All films require the suspension of disbelief, but "The Book of Henry" asks too much of its audience.‐ Movie Chambers
Read More | Posted Oct 4, 2017
D 36% Children of the Corn (1984) The acting and special effects are particularly painful to watch. ‐ Movie Chambers
Read More | Posted Oct 3, 2017
A 99% L.A. Confidential (1997) A sublimely complex story.‐ Movie Chambers
Read More | Posted Oct 2, 2017
B+ 80% An Inconvenient Sequel: Truth To Power (2017) The film is focused on Gore, but Gore is focused on the issues. He makes a convincing case (again).‐ Movie Chambers
Read More | Posted Aug 5, 2017
C- 16% The Dark Tower (2017) High expectations are not being met. ‐ Movie Chambers
Read More | Posted Aug 4, 2017
C 44% Ghost in the Shell (2017) I'm not sure "Ghost in the Shell" ever had a ghost of a chance. The Hollywood version is too much like a blending of "Blade Runner" and "Robocop." ‐ Movie Chambers
Read More | Posted Jul 25, 2017
C 74% Pulse (Kairo) (2005) "Pulse" is the kind of horror movie that genre fans should see at least once. Allow yourself plenty of time and patience. You'll need it. ‐ Movie Chambers
Read More | Posted Jul 11, 2017
C- 67% Alien: Covenant (2017) The great ideas being kicked around in "Prometheus" are nowhere to be found in Ridley Scott's disappointing follow-up. ‐ Movie Chambers
Read More | Posted May 27, 2017
D 8% Shut In (2016) It's the audience that gets locked into a "deep vegetative state."‐ Movie Chambers
Read More | Posted Mar 16, 2017
C- 59% Allied (2016) The film seem(s) top-heavy, action wise, and a bit awkward.‐ Movie Chambers
Read More | Posted Mar 14, 2017
A 98% Moonlight (2016) In this hateful political climate our nation is experiencing, we need more personal stories like the one told by filmmaker Barry Jenkins.‐ Movie Chambers
Read More | Posted Mar 5, 2017
D 47% The Take (Bastille Day) (2016) "The Take" is just your run-of-the-mill Euro-thriller that putt-putts along like a weary TV cop show. ‐ Movie Chambers
Read More | Posted Feb 5, 2017
A- 83% Deepwater Horizon (2016) More action and thrills than most summer movies. ‐ Movie Chambers
Read More | Posted Jan 10, 2017
C 0% Satanic (2016) It's a horror thriller with some interesting elements and a nice twist halfway through. But, it's where the film goes after the twist that makes it just another direct-to-video "B" horror flick.‐ Movie Chambers
Read More | Posted Nov 16, 2016
B 78% The Shallows (2016) Keeping in mind that you "may" have seen it all before, try "The Shallows" on for size. And, don't surf alone. ‐ Movie Chambers
Read More | Posted Nov 9, 2016
B+ 53% The Purge: Election Year (2016) While I may question the logic from time to time in writer-director James DeMonaco's latest film, I found the overall story surprisingly clear, balanced and even symmetrical. ‐ Movie Chambers
Read More | Posted Oct 26, 2016
C 37% Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Out of the Shadows (2016) At least one more TMNJ is on the way. Let's hope for better next time. ‐ Movie Chambers
Read More | Posted Oct 23, 2016
D No Score Yet Crazed (Fury: The Tales of Ronan Pierce) (2014) "Crazed" is one bloody mess, and I'm not just referring to story. ‐ Movie Chambers
Read More | Posted Oct 17, 2016
A- 96% Long Way North (Tout en haut du monde) (2016) Worthwhile animated entertainment is always in short supply, so it's great to see something meaningful like "Long Way North" come along. ‐ Movie Chambers
Read More | Posted Oct 15, 2016
B 79% The Conjuring 2 (2016) It's a high-quality horror film, not as good as the original, but exceedingly entertaining. ‐ Movie Chambers
Read More | Posted Oct 13, 2016
D- No Score Yet Hard Target 2 (2016) Hollywood must have thought it was worth a shot. "Hard Target 2" attempts to capitalize on the name recognition from the 1993 action film directed by John Woo. But, this direct-to-video sequel is a woeful effort. ‐ Movie Chambers
Read More | Posted Oct 12, 2016
B 63% Therapy for a Vampire (Der Vampir auf der Couch) (2016) Moretti personates one of the most sympathetic and likable vampires I've seen in this overworked genre for quite some time.‐ Movie Chambers
Read More | Posted Oct 11, 2016
C 71% Tenebre (Unsane) (1982) Poorly executed with awkward line readings and badly sequenced scenes.‐ Movie Chambers
Read More | Posted Oct 9, 2016
C- 78% Popstar: Never Stop Never Stopping (2016) Halfway through "Popstar: Never Stop Never Stopping," I kinda wished it would stop.‐ Movie Chambers
Read More | Posted Oct 9, 2016
A 92% Snoopy, Come Home (1983) Most of the reasons we all loved the TV specials are well-served by the second film in the series‐ Movie Chambers
Read More | Posted Sep 24, 2016
D 3% The Darkness (2016) We need, you Carol Anne. Stay away from the light, dear. ‐ Movie Chambers
Read More | Posted Sep 12, 2016