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Peter Howell

Peter Howell

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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
3/4 90% Captain America: Civil War (2016) "Civil War reminds us it's OK to enjoy a few laughs, even while diabolical villains plot doom, outraged citizens demand accountability and your best pal mistrusts you. " ‐ Toronto Star
Posted May 6, 2016
2.5/4 72% Louder Than Bombs (2016) "Two sons and their father grapple with their dysfunctional family situation, resulting in some reflective, engaging drama. " ‐ Toronto Star
Posted Apr 28, 2016
1/4 0% Precious Cargo (2016) "This lazily directed and sloppily written heist non-thriller unspools like one of those amusement park distractions where tourists play at being in a movie. " ‐ Toronto Star
Posted Apr 28, 2016
2.5/4 80% Viva (2016) "Viva offers few surprises, but it draws us into the sights and sensations of a fascinating city and the excitement of new talent. " ‐ Toronto Star
Posted Apr 28, 2016
3/4 100% A Beautiful Planet (2016) "The biggest kick of all is watching the blue Earth through the Cupola, the observation deck offering the best views in the universe. " ‐ Toronto Star
Posted Apr 28, 2016
3/4 76% Keanu (2016) "This scenario allows free rein for patented Key and Peele riffing on race, rap and drug stereotypes while also freestyling on pop-cult obsessions ... " ‐ Toronto Star
Posted Apr 28, 2016
3.5/4 No Score Yet The Devil's Horn "Charlie Parker and John Coltrane get their due, of course, but other sax stars also testify to the sinfully great sound of this most wicked of instruments. " ‐ Toronto Star
Posted Apr 21, 2016
2.5/4 33% No Men Beyond This Point (2016) "The scenario is airtight - faked archival footage is brilliant - but the story might have worked better as a thriller like Logan's Run or Children of Men. " ‐ Toronto Star
Posted Apr 21, 2016
2.5/4 80% The First Monday in May (2016) "Will lights and hardware be ready? Can they afford the $200K demanded by headliner Rihanna? The viewer's pulse may rise, too, as Rossi's camera roams frantic hallways, offices and limos. " ‐ Toronto Star
Posted Apr 21, 2016
3/4 83% Hello, My Name is Doris (2016) "Field and director Michael Showalter (who also co-writes, with Laura Terruso) find humanity within the humour. " ‐ Toronto Star
Posted Apr 21, 2016
3/4 97% Sing Street (2016) "Sing Street knows what it takes to form your own band, made by a guy who really loves music. " ‐ Toronto Star
Posted Apr 21, 2016
3/4 70% A Hologram for the King (2016) "Tom Hanks exerts such a gravitational force in his movies, sometimes to his detriment, it's fascinating to watch him struggle for equilibrium in Tom Tykwer's A Hologram for the King. " ‐ Toronto Star
Posted Apr 21, 2016
1/4 17% The Huntsman: Winter's War (2016) "It serves as both a talent-squandering prequel and sequel to Snow White and the Huntsman, while doing nothing more than name-check Snow White. " ‐ Toronto Star
Posted Apr 21, 2016
3.5/4 92% The Measure of a Man (La loi du marché) (2016) "Stéphane Brizé's humanist drama tallies the slow drip of dignity in a downsized world. " ‐ Toronto Star
Posted Apr 15, 2016
3/4 No Score Yet The Saver "Von Carolsfeld (Marion Bridge) finds strength and beauty in personal epiphanies of sorrow and joy. " ‐ Toronto Star
Posted Apr 15, 2016
3/4 No Score Yet Across the Line "Toronto's Director X, hot video maker for Drake ("Hotline Bling"), Rihanna ("Work") and many others, makes an auspicious feature directing debut. " ‐ Toronto Star
Posted Apr 15, 2016
2.5/4 73% Miles Ahead (2016) "Cheadle is the right man to play Davis, capturing him in all his madcap glory and fierce musicality. But a more experienced director - Spike Lee or Clint Eastwood, say - might have proven a steadier storyteller. " ‐ Toronto Star
Posted Apr 15, 2016
1.5/4 31% Criminal (2016) "So much wasted talent. Downright Criminal, it is. " ‐ Toronto Star
Posted Apr 15, 2016
3/4 95% The Jungle Book (2016) "For all but the most timid of moviegoers, this live-action revival of The Jungle Book serves cherished memories, while offering much more than just the bare necessities of entertainment. " ‐ Toronto Star
Posted Apr 14, 2016
1.5/4 22% The Boss (2016) "Did you ever think only male comics could obsess over infantile boob, crotch and sex jokes? The Boss will set you straight on that delusion, too. " ‐ Toronto Star
Posted Apr 7, 2016
3/4 53% Demolition (2016) "Earned tears and unexpected laughter combine for more satisfying impact. Gyllenhaal and Watts can wring empathy out of the oddest of circumstances. " ‐ Toronto Star
Posted Apr 7, 2016
2/4 48% One More Time (When I Live My Life Over Again) (2016) "The actors strike few sparks, even as combatants, but it's not entirely their fault. " ‐ Toronto Star
Posted Apr 7, 2016
2/4 47% Hardcore Henry (2016) "First-person POV quickly gets old as the bodies stack and the story loses steam. " ‐ Toronto Star
Posted Apr 7, 2016
2.5/4 21% I Saw the Light (2016) "Hiddleston's uncanny musical performances, all filmed live, help redeem a movie that exhibits the flawed brilliance of its subject. " ‐ Toronto Star
Posted Apr 7, 2016
3/4 87% Everybody Wants Some!! (2016) "Richard Linklater's idea of a baseball movie is one where the first pitch isn't thrown until the 90-minute mark. " ‐ Toronto Star
Posted Mar 31, 2016
3/4 84% Midnight Special (2016) "It's really just a "B" sci-fi film, with formula turns and gaping holes that rob it of greatness. But it's cladded in "A" materials: Nichols' assured direction, mood-setting cinematography and score and a cast fully invested ... " ‐ Toronto Star
Posted Mar 31, 2016
3.5/4 89% Fastball (2016) "With Kevin Costner narrating, Hock illuminates and entertains as he sketches portraits of the greats, from original fireballer Walter Johnson to the indomitable Nolan Ryan. " ‐ Toronto Star
Posted Mar 24, 2016
2.5/4 90% The Lobster (2016) "Bone-dry dystopian satire, with Lanthimos piling absurdity upon absurdity, results in a film that is by turns entertaining and baffling, but also fully in command of its crazy world. " ‐ Toronto Star
Posted Mar 24, 2016
1.5/4 27% Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice (2016) "If only the film actually had depth, along with a little levity to lighten the bulk in the script, the visual murk and the sonic overkill. " ‐ Toronto Star
Posted Mar 24, 2016
2.5/4 28% My Big Fat Greek Wedding 2 (2016) "Those who loved the original should at least like the sequel, which remarkably has reunited all of the players from the oversized cast. " ‐ Toronto Star
Posted Mar 24, 2016
2.5/4 No Score Yet Boris Without Beatrice (Boris Sans Béatrice) "Lavant engages, but he was so much better as the Chaplinesque troll of Holy Motors than the chatty nag here. Just another Côté puzzler, I guess. " ‐ Toronto Star
Posted Mar 17, 2016
1.5/4 13% The Divergent Series: Allegiant (2016) "The third and most useless chapter of the continuing sci-fi bloatfest called The Divergent Series. " ‐ Toronto Star
Posted Mar 17, 2016
2/4 33% The Bronze (2016) "This is one movie that gets better as it goes along, even as it fails to fully hit the high bar of making us care about a very nasty individual. " ‐ Toronto Star
Posted Mar 17, 2016
1/4 37% The Brothers Grimsby (2016) "His obsession with anal cavities and what goes in and comes out of them suggest Cohen is auditioning to be the after-dinner amusement at a proctologists' convention. " ‐ Toronto Star
Posted Mar 12, 2016
3/4 93% The Little Prince (2016) "This first feature screen animation of The Little Prince is a pleasure to behold, but as with any journey the venture is not without risk. " ‐ Toronto Star
Posted Mar 10, 2016
3/4 97% Cemetery of Splendor (2016) "Ghosts, dreams, regrets - they all mingle in this artful trance: "The most brilliant are those who are focused." " ‐ Toronto Star
Posted Mar 10, 2016
3/4 90% 10 Cloverfield Lane (2016) "From its Hitchcock opening to its eye-popping ending, Dan Trachtenberg's feature debut keeps us wondering about what's really going on, even as we root for Mary Elizabeth Winstead's spunky entrapped protagonist. " ‐ Toronto Star
Posted Mar 10, 2016
2.5/4 89% Mountains May Depart (Shan he gu ren) (2016) "Impressive production values but muddled impact. " ‐ Toronto Star
Posted Mar 3, 2016
2.5/4 82% The Wave (Bolgen) (2016) "Who says only Hollywood can turn out disaster movies? " ‐ Toronto Star
Posted Mar 3, 2016
1/4 26% London Has Fallen (2016) "It makes the 2013 original Olympus Has Fallen - loglined as "Die Hard in the White House" - seem in nostalgic comparison like quality entertainment and a model of logic and good taste. " ‐ Toronto Star
Posted Mar 3, 2016
3.5/4 98% Zootopia (2016) "Ginnifer Goodwin and Jason Bateman lead an aces voice cast, playing good-cop bunny Judy Hopps and con-artist fox Nick Wilde, who must find common turf to solve a crime wave in the title metropolis. Call it fur noir. " ‐ Toronto Star
Posted Mar 3, 2016
1.5/4 16% Gods Of Egypt (2016) "[An] ungodly jumble of a mortals-versus-deities rumble, placed in the time before the pyramids were tourist attractions. " ‐ Toronto Star
Posted Feb 25, 2016
2.5/4 54% Triple 9 (2016) "John Hillcoat packs a binge watch of characters and incidents into this corrupt-cop thriller. " ‐ Toronto Star
Posted Feb 25, 2016
2.5/4 80% Eddie The Eagle (2016) "The real Eddie was neither this big a klutz nor this inexperienced. But when the camera follows Egerton's Eddie waaay up and down those heart-stopping jumps, it's hard not to cheer him on regardless. " ‐ Toronto Star
Posted Feb 25, 2016
3.5/4 78% Where to Invade Next (2016) "[Moore has] made his most enjoyable film in years and also his most inspiring, the antidote to prevailing global doom and gloom. " ‐ Toronto Star
Posted Feb 25, 2016
2.5/4 52% Risen (2016) "It's intended primarily for an audience of Christian believers, but genuine drama precedes the preaching. " ‐ Toronto Star
Posted Feb 18, 2016
3.5/4 98% Embrace Of The Serpent (El Abrazo De La Serpiente) (2016) "Apocalypse wow. " ‐ Toronto Star
Posted Feb 18, 2016
4/4 91% The Witch (2016) "This bravura first feature by writer/director Robert Eggers leaves the viewer shaken and wondering, "What just happened?" " ‐ Toronto Star
Posted Feb 18, 2016
1.5/4 96% Nina Forever (2016) "You can go for the laughs or go for the chills with a high-concept horror like Nina Forever. You shouldn't muddle about the boring middle. " ‐ Toronto Star
Posted Feb 12, 2016
2/4 23% Zoolander 2 (2016) "Like its title fool, Zoolander 2 wants desperately to be adored, despite coming hopelessly late to the party. " ‐ Toronto Star
Posted Feb 11, 2016
3/4 84% Deadpool (2016) "Reynolds' mighty mutant title character is anything but a conventional superdude, even before he acquires his extreme skills, red-hooded cosplay costume and scarred face and mind. " ‐ Toronto Star
Posted Feb 11, 2016
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