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Pete Hammond

Pete Hammond
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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
99% Don't Think Twice (2016) [It's] a handsome looking indie that may be too truthful to have wide appeal, but should be a must for anyone looking for a smart and revealing showbiz story that at its heart is wholly -- and unapologetically -- human. ‐ Deadline Hollywood Daily
Posted Dec 29, 2016
2/5 17% Assassin's Creed (2016) Yet another head scratching video game adapation , but this one wastes an A-list cast on pure hokum, although it is not as bad as Warcraft. ‐ Deadline Hollywood Daily
Posted Dec 22, 2016
4/5 33% Live By Night (2017) Director/Star Ben Affleck serves up a nice ode to the gangster pictures of the 30's and 40's with top notch cast and great production value. ‐ Deadline Hollywood Daily
Posted Dec 22, 2016
3.5/5 40% Why Him? (2016) Genuinely hilarious comedy pitting Bryan Cranston vs James Franco in a battle of wits between dad and daughter's boyfriend. Some classic comic set pieces make you forgive the film's occasional trips over the top. ‐ Deadline Hollywood Daily
Posted Dec 20, 2016
5/5 79% Patriots Day (2017) Peter Berg and Mark Wahlberg reteam for a stirring and fascinating movie that focuses on the aftermath of the Boston Marathon Bombing and the heroic efforts of a few who helped define the term 'Boston Strong'. ‐ Deadline Hollywood Daily
Posted Dec 20, 2016
4/5 95% Fences (2016) It may be dialogue driven but Denzel Washington's vision of a Fences film version is fully realized in this superbly acted movie of the late, great August Wilson's Pulitizer Prize and Tony winning play. ‐ Deadline Hollywood Daily
Posted Dec 16, 2016
3.5/5 31% Passengers (2016) Jennifer Lawrence and Chris Pratt turn on the movie star wattage in an entertaining movie that is part Titanic, part Gravity, part The Martian and part Twilight Zone but marches to the beat of its own heart. ‐ Deadline Hollywood Daily
Posted Dec 16, 2016
4/5 85% Rogue One: A Star Wars Story (2016) Coming from someone who is not really a Star Wars freak, I have to say I was impressed. This could be the best one yet. ‐ Deadline Hollywood Daily
Posted Dec 13, 2016
4/5 92% Hidden Figures (2017) An inspiring story that had to be told - and finally has been. Superb acting all around and a remarkable tale make this a big winner. ‐ Deadline Hollywood Daily
Posted Dec 13, 2016
3.5/5 88% Jackie (2016) There's no way around it. Natalie Portman is astonishing in a surprising and engrossing look at a Jackie Kennedy we only thought we knew. ‐ Deadline Hollywood Daily
Posted Dec 6, 2016
5/5 70% Sing (2016) This tuneful 'toon works on every level, a charming, funny, heartfelt and toe tapping holiday treat for everyone at any age. ‐ Deadline Hollywood Daily
Posted Dec 6, 2016
4/5 88% Lion (2016) Lion is an emotional corker of a true story that charts a remarkable journey that redefines the meaning of family and home. ‐ Deadline Hollywood Daily
Posted Dec 6, 2016
4/5 61% Allied (2016) Robert Zemeckis makes a great old fashioned romantic spy movie that delivers a great pairing between Brad Pitt and Marion Cotillard. ‐ Deadline Hollywood Daily
Posted Dec 6, 2016
4/5 69% Miss Sloane (2016) An explosive and riveting political thriller that blows the roof off Washington D.C. Jessica Chastain is sensational. ‐ Deadline Hollywood Daily
Posted Dec 6, 2016
95% The Edge of Seventeen (2016) The Edge of Seventeen is its own animal, powered by a perceptive and wryly funny take on things by Craig - who also makes her directing debut - and highlighted by the performance of a never-better Steinfeld. ‐ Deadline Hollywood Daily
Posted Nov 21, 2016
4/5 72% Nocturnal Animals (2016) Tom Ford's stylish, complex suspense thriller is actually worthy of Hitchcock in many ways. A superb ensemble cast also doesn't hurt. ‐ Deadline Hollywood Daily
Posted Nov 16, 2016
4/5 89% Loving (2016) A quietly effective love story that doesn't succumb to Hollywood convention and allows Joel Edgerton and Ruth Negga to deliver two of the year's best performances. ‐ Deadline Hollywood Daily
Posted Nov 14, 2016
3.5/5 94% Arrival (2016) Amy Adams is terrific in this cerebral but enthralling sci fi drama that turns out to be much much more than just another Alien movie. ‐ Deadline Hollywood Daily
Posted Nov 14, 2016
3/5 48% Almost Christmas (2016) Almost Christmas delivers the gift-wrapped goods thanks to some downright funny scenes and the blissfully hilarious presence of Mo'nique. ‐ Deadline Hollywood Daily
Posted Nov 14, 2016
2/5 45% Billy Lynn's Long Halftime Walk (2016) Ang Lee's latest is the year's most disappointing film and it isn't just the annoyingly unnecessary 120 frame 4K 3D technology, but just a plain lousy script. ‐ Deadline Hollywood Daily
Posted Nov 14, 2016
4/5 71% Bleed For This (2016) Miles Teller is a knockout in this surprising boxing film that takes a stunning turn to be the most remarkable comeback story I can recall. ‐ Deadline Hollywood Daily
Posted Nov 14, 2016
19% Inferno (2016) No one should plan on getting the tux out for the Oscars for this one, but what is wrong with some good old fashioned fun and a gorgeous swing through beautiful European locations? ‐ Deadline Hollywood Daily
Posted Oct 28, 2016
4/5 23% American Pastoral (2016) Sorry fellow critics but you are WAY off on this one. American Pastoral gets it right and becomes one of the best Phillip Roth adaptations ever. ‐ Deadline Hollywood Daily
Posted Oct 26, 2016
4/5 98% Moonlight (2016) A moviing coming of age story of self discovery that should resonate with audiences and at Oscar time. ‐ Deadline Hollywood Daily
Posted Oct 26, 2016
4/5 37% Jack Reacher: Never Go Back (2016) Tom Cruise rules in this immensely entertaining action thriller that smartly doesn't try to be anything other than what it is, and that's a very good thing for movie fans. ‐ Deadline Hollywood Daily
Posted Oct 19, 2016
5/5 81% Denial (2016) In the year of Trump "Denial" ,which is about the libel trial involving a demogogue, just may be the most important and urgent film of 2016. ‐ Deadline Hollywood Daily
Posted Oct 16, 2016
3/5 64% Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children (2016) Tim Burton has found the best material in years to match his quirky and endearing cinematic style. ‐ Deadline Hollywood Daily
Posted Oct 16, 2016
2.5/5 63% The Magnificent Seven (2016) Not nearly as magnificent as the originals it is based on, this Denzel Washington western vehicle still has its moments even if there is too much gunplay and not enough character development. ‐ Deadline Hollywood Daily
Posted Oct 16, 2016
5/5 78% American Honey (2016) Superb drama of aimless youth on the back roads of America captures the restlessness of a new generation in a movie as important now as Rebel Without A Cause was in its time. ‐ Deadline Hollywood Daily
Posted Oct 16, 2016
2/5 83% Deepwater Horizon (2016) Well meaning but paint-by-numbers disaster movie shortchanges the really interesting story behind the Deepwater Horizon oil spill disaster and its consequences. ‐ Deadline Hollywood Daily
Posted Oct 16, 2016
3/5 43% The Girl on the Train (2016) Emily Blunt's startlingly good lead performance makes this 'train' trip worthwhile for fans of the book and others who like mystery psychological thrillers. ‐ Deadline Hollywood Daily
Posted Oct 16, 2016
2/5 72% The Birth of a Nation (2016) Disappointing film does not live up to its Sundance reputation and plods along until effective final scenes, but by then it is too little and too late in a movie that looks like it would be better on television on History. ‐ Deadline Hollywood Daily
Posted Oct 16, 2016
3/5 51% The Accountant (2016) Ben Affleck continues his action star cred in this fun, but violent look at an accountant for the mob who also knows how to kill when he has to. ‐ Deadline Hollywood Daily
Posted Oct 16, 2016
5/5 97% 13th (2016) Ava DuVernay's searing documentary blows a hole in the constitution and provides serious food for thought in upending what we think we know about our system of justice. ‐ Deadline Hollywood Daily
Posted Oct 16, 2016
4/5 85% Christine (2016) A brilliant performance by Rebecca Hall powers this fascinating true and tragic story of a local news reporter teetering on the edge. ‐ Deadline Hollywood Daily
Posted Oct 16, 2016
60% Desierto (2016) Whatever side of the fence -- or wall -- you are on politically, there's no arguing that the younger Cuaron has produced a hell of a nail-biter. ‐ Deadline Hollywood Daily
Posted Oct 11, 2016
61% Snowden (2016) Stone is back in his wheelhouse attacking topical and urgent material with his usual filmmaking style and substance. ‐ Deadline Hollywood Daily
Posted Sep 15, 2016
85% Sully (2016) Eastwood, at 86, continues to be a marvel, and this stands as one of the four-time Oscar winner's best films. ‐ Deadline Hollywood Daily
Posted Sep 7, 2016
4/5 43% The Hollars (2016) John Krasinski delivers a movie that expertly blends laughs , tears and family dysfunction in way we can easily recognize. Margo Martindale and Richard Jenkins shine. ‐ Deadline Hollywood Daily
Posted Aug 31, 2016
5/5 93% La La Land (2016) A gorgeous romantic fever dream of a movie musical. La La Land is one for this age - and the ages. Stunning in every way. ‐ Deadline Hollywood Daily
Posted Aug 31, 2016
2.5/5 45% Hands of Stone (2016) Well meaning but paint-by-numbers biopic of boxer Roberto Duran simply takes too many swings and wanders all over the place in search of a POV. ‐ Deadline Hollywood Daily
Posted Aug 28, 2016
2/5 87% Don't Breathe (2016) Don't Go. ‐ Deadline Hollywood Daily
Posted Aug 28, 2016
5/5 91% Southside With You (2016) A sweet and enlightening peak into the early lives of the Obamas as director Richard Tanne takes us on their first date way back in 1989. Both stars are flawless. ‐ Deadline Hollywood Daily
Posted Aug 24, 2016
60% War Dogs (2016) This is a smart, intelligent and darkly funny movie in every respect and a big leap forward for Phillips. ‐ Deadline Hollywood Daily
Posted Aug 19, 2016
2/5 25% Ben-Hur (2016) I'm with Hur - just NOT this version. ‐ Deadline Hollywood Daily
Posted Aug 17, 2016
97% Kubo and the Two Strings (2016) It is an epic inspired by the tradition of Kurosawa and Lean, mixed with more than a bit of the fantasy of The Wizard of Oz. ‐ Deadline Hollywood Daily
Posted Aug 17, 2016
4/5 98% Hell or High Water (2016) A great American film that is not only an exciting cat and mouse bank robber thriller but also a movie with much relevance for these times. ‐ Deadline Hollywood Daily
Posted Aug 11, 2016
4/5 87% Florence Foster Jenkins (2016) Meryl Streeps turns bad singing into high art as Florence Foster Jenkins in a hilarious and sophisticated movie for grown ups this summer. ‐ Deadline Hollywood Daily
Posted Aug 11, 2016
93% The Little Prince (2016) The animation is gorgeous, with contemporary home life scenes in CGI and the world of The Little Prince in stunning stop-motion design. ‐ Deadline Hollywood Daily
Posted Aug 8, 2016
3/5 26% Suicide Squad (2016) A great premise pitting bad vs badder heads toward the darkness rather than the light but succeeds with a terrific cast including ace performances from Margot Robbie and Viola Davis. ‐ Deadline Hollywood Daily
Posted Aug 2, 2016