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Philip Martin

Philip Martin

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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
41% Comet (2014) "This little movie punches above its weight. It's really enjoyable. " ‐ Arkansas Democrat-Gazette
Posted Dec 19, 2014
83/100 23% Third Person (2014) " As taken as I was with the first three quarters of the movie, by the end I felt like throwing something at the screen. Or rather, at the tiny man behind the screen: Haggis, the great and terrible. " ‐ Arkansas Democrat-Gazette
Posted Oct 2, 2014
87/100 58% Bird People (2014) "...a strange and sometimes discomfiting movie that occasionally gets a little heavy-handed as it traces the trajectories of two disrupted souls through the depressingly neutral territory of an airport hotel. " ‐ Arkansas Democrat-Gazette
Posted Oct 2, 2014
87/100 80% The One I Love (2014) "...a sparkling little bagatelle of a romantic mystery that owes more to Alfred Hitchcock and Rod Serling than the standard-issue Hollywood rom-com. " ‐ Arkansas Democrat-Gazette
Posted Sep 28, 2014
86/100 45% Life After Beth (2014) "...leaving aside the disappointing inevitability of the script, a gore-stained Plaza supplies us with some wonderful physical comedy, and an underused Anna Kendrick sparkles adorably. " ‐ Arkansas Democrat-Gazette
Posted Sep 28, 2014
86/100 73% Yves St. Laurent: His Life and Times (2004) "... best received as an idealized portrait of a time, and of the strange characters that time created. It looks gorgeous, like a feature-length fashion ad -- it shows us an impossible world, beyond our aspirations. " ‐ Arkansas Democrat-Gazette
Posted Sep 28, 2014
85/100 81% Land Ho! (2014) "...no huge emotional payoff here (the film's shambling nature reminds me of the Dutch documentary Ne me quite pas, about two aging working-class alcoholics), just an hour and a half of pleasant company. " ‐ Arkansas Democrat-Gazette
Posted Sep 28, 2014
84/100 30% The Last Of Robin Hood (2014) "...an exculpatory fairy tale " ‐ Arkansas Democrat-Gazette
Posted Sep 28, 2014
87/100 41% Tusk (2014) "...an unholy insane mess of a movie. Yes, it is self-referential and self-aggrandizing in that peculiar self-deprecating way the writer-director has perfected. " ‐ Arkansas Democrat-Gazette
Posted Sep 28, 2014
83/100 29% The Song (2014) "...ultimately fails as a crossover evangelism tool in that it's hard to imagine it even grazing the heathen consciousness. But the choir will no doubt enjoy parts of it. " ‐ Arkansas Democrat-Gazette
Posted Sep 28, 2014
88/100 97% Life Itself (2014) "...a warm and winning portrait of an infinitely interesting man " ‐ Arkansas Democrat-Gazette
Posted Jul 29, 2014
89/100 83% Gore Vidal: The United States Of Amnesia (2014) "...a smart and entertaining movie that can fairly be described as fun. " ‐ Arkansas Democrat-Gazette
Posted Jul 11, 2014
89/100 82% Begin Again (2014) "It's a movie that is painfully sincere and free of guile, with as close to a happy ending as these characters could ever get. If you like musicals, well, here's a good one. " ‐ Arkansas Democrat-Gazette
Posted Jul 11, 2014
88/100 89% Obvious Child (2014) "...doesn't run away from the subject of abortion like most movies (and some movie reviews) do. If you go into it looking for a hammer with which to batter writer-director Gillian Robespierre, well, she has left plenty lying around. " ‐ Arkansas Democrat-Gazette
Posted Jul 7, 2014
88/100 95% Snowpiercer (2014) "...has about it a gorgeous incoherency that overwhelms any logical objections to its absurd premise. " ‐ Arkansas Democrat-Gazette
Posted Jul 7, 2014
91/100 96% Ida (2014) "The often high cost of discovering the truth guides the journey, shot in emphatic black and white and employing scenes so artfully framed in chilling light that they could fill a gallery with breathtaking photographs. " ‐ Arkansas Democrat-Gazette
Posted Jun 20, 2014
71/100 23% Think Like a Man Too (2014) "...lazy and uninspired and, worst of all, displays a certain contempt for [the] audience " ‐ Arkansas Democrat-Gazette
Posted Jun 20, 2014
87/100 66% The Rover (2014) " Anyone who lived through the past 40 years, with its cycles of economic crashes and fuel crises, might see this as a plausible horror scenario. " ‐ Arkansas Democrat-Gazette
Posted Jun 20, 2014
86/100 55% Fading Gigolo (2014) "In synopsis, Fading Gigolo might sound a little trashy; in its execution, it's gentle and sweet. " ‐ Arkansas Democrat-Gazette
Posted Jun 13, 2014
87/100 73% Young & Beautiful (Jeune Et Jolie) (2014) "...echoes Luis Bunuel's 1967 classic Belle de Jour in some obvious ways " ‐ Arkansas Democrat-Gazette
Posted Jun 13, 2014
88/100 86% Cold in July (2014) "...the sort of naturalistic, nuanced thriller you don't see much in this age of overt, high concept star-driven cinema. " ‐ Arkansas Democrat-Gazette
Posted Jun 6, 2014
85/100 44% Walking With The Enemy (2014) "...perhaps a little overreaching in that it strains for epicness. " ‐ Arkansas Democrat-Gazette
Posted Jun 6, 2014
84/100 80% Fed Up (2014) "...an entertaining message movie that ironically mirrors the easy-to-consume junk that is its subject. " ‐ Arkansas Democrat-Gazette
Posted Jun 6, 2014
89/100 50% Hateship Loveship (2014) "...a remarkably delicate portrait of a shy, recessive but ultimately unsinkable woman entirely free of self-pity that confirms the remarkable watchability of Kristen Wiig. " ‐ Arkansas Democrat-Gazette
Posted May 26, 2014
88/100 96% Blue Ruin (2014) "...a genre film, but it's not an empty-headed one. It's accessible in the same way Jim Thompson's crime novels are ... " ‐ Arkansas Democrat-Gazette
Posted May 26, 2014
87/100 95% Finding Vivian Maier (2014) "...a highly enjoyable film, but there's a voyeuristic edge to it that bothers me. " ‐ Arkansas Democrat-Gazette
Posted May 26, 2014
88/100 37% God's Pocket (2014) "...a miserable little miracle. " ‐ Arkansas Democrat-Gazette
Posted May 26, 2014
83/100 58% Dom Hemingway (2014) "When the movie takes a break from its tone of merry obnoxiousness to strain for poignancy, it settles too easily into sentimentality. " ‐ Arkansas Democrat-Gazette
Posted May 26, 2014
91/100 93% Amour (2012) "We wake from the best movies as witnesses; we feel the truth of what we have seen and heard, and though we know it's only a movie - just as we know in lucid dreams that we're actually asleep - we cannot help but feel changed by what we have seen. " ‐ Arkansas Democrat-Gazette
Posted May 26, 2014
89/100 89% Tim's Vermeer (2014) "What emerges from this delightful, brief documentary doesn't debunk Vermeer's genius, but certifies it. " ‐ Arkansas Democrat-Gazette
Posted May 26, 2014
88/100 79% The Raid 2 (2014) "While it may be reasonable to ask what our enjoyment of viciously violent movies says about us... it's hard to imagine anyone being left unimpressed by the sheer ingenuity of ... The Raid 2 " ‐ Arkansas Democrat-Gazette
Posted May 26, 2014
90/100 91% Locke (2014) "...this potentially claustrophobic experience is transformed into a rich emotional epic, one of the most satisfying and whole-feeling movies of the past few years, " ‐ Arkansas Democrat-Gazette
Posted May 24, 2014
88/100 89% Le Week-End (2014) "...might remind you of John Cassavetes' low-budget, high-resolution dramas - there's a wince-inducing realness to the often painful interactions between the couple. " ‐ Arkansas Democrat-Gazette
Posted Apr 27, 2014
85/100 20% Transcendence (2014) "...no doubt there's an interesting movie to be plotted along [these] lines. But for all its pretension, Transcendence isn't it. It's just a big dumb popcorn muncher. " ‐ Arkansas Democrat-Gazette
Posted Apr 27, 2014
82/100 46% Heaven Is for Real (2014) "...will no doubt fill a niche, but a more satisfying movie could have been made had the filmmakers followed Iris DeMent's advice and simply let the mystery be. " ‐ Arkansas Democrat-Gazette
Posted Apr 27, 2014
88/100 86% Joe (2014) " It is set in a South that feels like the South, and Cage's Joe isn't a caricature like some of his other Southern characters have been. " ‐ Arkansas Democrat-Gazette
Posted Apr 27, 2014
90/100 85% Under the Skin (2014) "...I feel something like a man who has had a close encounter with something beautiful, dangerous and beyond my comprehension. It's the sort of movie on which cult reputations are made. " ‐ Arkansas Democrat-Gazette
Posted Apr 27, 2014
90/100 82% The Unknown Known (2014) "...it becomes apparent that Rumsfeld is a situational pragmatist with a remarkable ability to craft responses that seek to transpose evasiveness into authority. " ‐ Arkansas Democrat-Gazette
Posted Apr 10, 2014
79/100 43% The Face of Love (2014) "Through it all, we watch Bening trying very hard to produce a parsable, credible performance while having to behave in bizarre ways. " ‐ Arkansas Democrat-Gazette
Posted Apr 10, 2014
87/100 75% Enemy (2014) "There's some pleasure to be had in the contrast between the grubby worldliness of Villeneuve's mise en scene ... and the trajectory of Saramago's doppelgangers. " ‐ Arkansas Democrat-Gazette
Posted Apr 10, 2014
87/100 76% The Invisible Woman (2013) "While there is a certain languidness of pace that might put off a certain kind of modern moviegoer, Fiennes manages to convey a sense of period that runs deeper than Merchant-Ivory or Downton Abbey nostalgia " ‐ Arkansas Democrat-Gazette
Posted Feb 1, 2014
86/100 34% Labor Day (2014) "...not the disaster that some called it after it screened at the Toronto International Film Festival, but it does suffer in comparison to Reitman's finest work " ‐ Arkansas Democrat-Gazette
Posted Feb 1, 2014
88/100 75% Lone Survivor (2014) "It is a somber and respectful movie that, maybe more than any film since Saving Private Ryan, tells something of the truth about war and the rough men who do hard things to keep us safe. " ‐ Arkansas Democrat-Gazette
Posted Jan 10, 2014
91/100 93% Inside Llewyn Davis (2013) "...a meditation on authenticity, the mystery of creation and the mischief that is made in the lands between art and commerce " ‐ Arkansas Democrat-Gazette
Posted Jan 10, 2014
90/100 94% Her (2013) "Maybe we should all seek to go mad. By any means necessary. " ‐ Arkansas Democrat-Gazette
Posted Jan 10, 2014
82/100 58% Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom (2013) "... a worthy and beautifully illustrated lesson - the kind of movie that people who don't know much about Nelson Mandela can crib from - but a lesson nevertheless. " ‐ Arkansas Democrat-Gazette
Posted Dec 27, 2013
88/100 77% The Wolf of Wall Street (2013) "...a black comedy that plays less like the Good Fellas on Wall Street it was pre-sold as than Good-Fellas on Merck Cocaine. It is a three-hour bacchanal, a restless and occasionally disjointed movie that feels as raw and rapacious as its protagonist " ‐ Arkansas Democrat-Gazette
Posted Dec 27, 2013
89/100 93% American Hustle (2013) "... pay your money and take the ride,... laugh and ... be strangely moved by the odd-looking creatures Russell has assembled for his latest ensemble play. " ‐ Arkansas Democrat-Gazette
Posted Dec 21, 2013
88/100 No Score Yet Come Morning (2012) "...a taut, atmospheric and, given its budgetary restraints, extraordinarily well-realized suspense film set and filmed in southern Arkansas near Kingsland. It's a fine example of what can be accomplished outside a studio paradigm. " ‐ Arkansas Democrat-Gazette
Posted Dec 19, 2013
88/100 88% The Punk Singer (2013) "...tracks the trajectory of Kathleen Hanna, the All-American Riot Grrrl who, after fronting the feminist punk band Bikini Kill and the feminist pop band Le Tigre, seemingly dropped out of sight in 2005 " ‐ Arkansas Democrat-Gazette
Posted Dec 7, 2013
87/100 45% Big Sur (2013) "...works as a kind of tone poem, drenching the senses in beautifully sad imagery, as Kerouac's poetry and prose sound over images of the sparkling Pacific. " ‐ Arkansas Democrat-Gazette
Posted Dec 5, 2013
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