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Rain Jokinen

Rain Jokinen
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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
45% The Promise (2017) It's like writer/director Terry George (...) knew putting too much emphasis on the romance would be in bad taste, but the result is just tepid distraction.‐ SFist
Read More | Posted Apr 21, 2017
87% The Lost City of Z (2017) [James] Grey chose to shoot the film on film, no easy feat considering the Colombian jungle locations and the need for daily film development, but by doing so, he was able to capture the classic look and feel of those epic films gone by. ‐ SFist
Read More | Posted Apr 14, 2017
30% The Assignment (2017) Hill has been mulling The Assignment's story since the 1970's, and that in itself may prove a cautionary tale: If it's taken you almost 50 years to finally get your story made into a movie, it probably wasn't that great of a story to begin with.‐ SFist
Read More | Posted Apr 7, 2017
64% For Here Or To Go? (2017) Despite its clunkiness [it] is an occasionally amusing peek into a culture that makes a lot of contributions to the Bay Area and the country, and it also makes some salient points about ( ... ) the US's immigration and visa policies.‐ SFist
Read More | Posted Mar 31, 2017
45% Song to Song (2017) Malick hasn't had much interest in plot for years now, and of his last three movies, this one is the most obviously script-less, with scene after scene that feels like he brought his actors to a location and told them to do whatever they wanted.‐ SFist
Read More | Posted Mar 24, 2017
99% Get Out (2017) It will probably end up being the best horror movie of the year, and easily one of the best of the past five years.‐ SFist
Read More | Posted Mar 23, 2017
35% The Great Wall (2017) The Great Wall is not a groundbreaking film by any means, but at least it's fun‐ SFist
Read More | Posted Mar 23, 2017
17% The Space Between Us (2017) [Director] Peter Chelsom ( ... ) keeps the movie firmly grounded in maudlin mediocrity.‐ SFist
Read More | Posted Mar 23, 2017
42% Gold (2017) It's a rare film that manages to close with a final scene much better than anything in the two hours of movie that preceded it.‐ SFist
Read More | Posted Mar 23, 2017
75% Split (2017) Shyamalan doesn't do enough with the tired premise to make it truly memorable, not even bothering to give all three of the captive girls distinctive personalities of their own.‐ SFist
Read More | Posted Mar 23, 2017
34% Live By Night (2017) And while the story is sprawling, covering a decade, and filled with beautiful settings, costumes, and stars, it just never comes together to be the kind of epic crime drama it's emulating‐ SFist
Read More | Posted Mar 23, 2017
93% Hidden Figures (2017) There's nothing wrong with Hidden Figures, and uncomplicated movies like it. It's certainly doing good by shedding light on some figures who shouldn't remain hidden in history. ‐ SFist
Read More | Posted Mar 23, 2017
31% Passengers (2016) Jennifer Lawrence and Christ Pratt are both extremely likable actors, and the situation they're in is actually a pretty interesting one. One that would have been just as interesting without the icky stalker scenario.‐ SFist
Read More | Posted Mar 23, 2017
93% La La Land (2016) There are so many moments that left me wanting to clap with joy, and the ending managed to both break my swelling heart and make it swell again.‐ SFist
Read More | Posted Mar 23, 2017
89% Jackie (2016) As a whole, the movie is very cold. Director Pablo Larraín shoots much of it in a very controlled, almost Kubrickian way‐ SFist
Read More | Posted Mar 23, 2017
54% Rules Don't Apply (2016) Beatty seems unsure if he wants the story to be about Hughes or about the young lovers, so he never gives full focus to either. ‐ SFist
Read More | Posted Mar 23, 2017
96% Moana (2016) By giving us a heroine that acts the way heroes always have, perhaps Disney has finally given us a 'princess' movie that can cross that mythical gender divide.‐ SFist
Read More | Posted Mar 23, 2017
73% Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them (2016) Towards the end, the film gets a little too action-packed, with the city of New York (once again) on the verge of destruction. But there are enough moments of magic in the rest of the movie to make up for it.‐ SFist
Read More | Posted Mar 23, 2017
94% Arrival (2016) Walks a delicate balance between science fiction spectacle and art house head trip.‐ SFist
Read More | Posted Mar 23, 2017
90% Doctor Strange (2016) When Doctor Strange works, it's for the same reasons most of the Marvel movies do: They aren't afraid of humor, and they know what's funny.‐ SFist
Read More | Posted Mar 23, 2017
37% Jack Reacher: Never Go Back (2016) Boring, drab, and completely lacking in any of the fun, silliness, and excitement inherent in a Mission: Impossible movie.‐ SFist
Read More | Posted Mar 23, 2017
52% The Accountant (2016) It leaves so many plot holes and loose ends flailing about I wonder if the hope is to turn this into a franchise? It definitely seems to set itself up for a sequel no one will want to see.‐ SFist
Read More | Posted Mar 23, 2017
44% The Girl on the Train (2016) A formidable thriller, and more impressively, an adaptation that actually improves on the blockbuster book it was based on.‐ SFist
Read More | Posted Mar 23, 2017
64% Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children (2016) Sadly, it will have to be chalked up as another failure.‐ SFist
Read More | Posted Mar 23, 2017
54% The Dressmaker (2016) Is The Dressmaker a comedy? Or a tragedy? It tries to be both, and ends up being neither.‐ SFist
Read More | Posted Mar 23, 2017
85% Sully (2016) It's ironic that a movie being advertised as 'the story you didn't know' is actually at its best ( ... ) when it's showing us the story we do know, namely the events of that cold afternoon in New York, on January 15th, 2009.‐ SFist
Read More | Posted Mar 23, 2017
59% The Light Between Oceans (2016) There were tears on my cheeks, but I wasn't feeling a thing.‐ SFist
Read More | Posted Mar 23, 2017
87% Don't Breathe (2016) A movie that made me hold my breath more than once, and managed to take suspense to heights most modern horror movies don't even bother with anymore.‐ SFist
Read More | Posted Mar 23, 2017
60% War Dogs (2016) This has all been done before, with much more finesse and nuance, in much better films.‐ SFist
Read More | Posted Mar 23, 2017
87% Florence Foster Jenkins (2016) Florence Foster Jenkins is the latest Meryl Streep summer comedy, and it's a pleasant, and at times touching little gem based on a true story.‐ SFist
Read More | Posted Mar 23, 2017
25% Suicide Squad (2016) The good news is, it's better than BvS. The bad news is, that's about the best that can be said about it.‐ SFist
Read More | Posted Mar 23, 2017
56% Jason Bourne (2016) When an action movie has you dreading the action sequences, and yawning through the rest, it's pretty safe to say it's a born loser.‐ SFist
Read More | Posted Mar 23, 2017
84% Star Trek Beyond (2016) If Star Trek Beyond were an episode of the original show, it probably wouldn't rank up there with the best of them. But it would still have you coming back the next week, wanting more.‐ SFist
Read More | Posted Mar 23, 2017
74% The Secret Life of Pets (2016) Probably fast-paced enough to keep the kids engaged, but I say hold out for the inevitable Snowball-centered spinoff.‐ SFist
Read More | Posted Mar 23, 2017
90% Eat That Question: Frank Zappa in His Own Words (2016) I wasn't a huge Frank Zappa fan going into the movie, but I'm sad to say, I was a little less of one coming out of it.‐ SFist
Read More | Posted Mar 23, 2017
75% The BFG (2016) It's just a shame some strong performances are stuck in such an uneven movie‐ SFist
Read More | Posted Mar 23, 2017
57% The Neon Demon (2016) The Neon Demon may not have great dialogue, or a realistic story, or any character you can actually root for. But it's pretty. And I can watch pretty.‐ SFist
Read More | Posted Mar 23, 2017
94% Finding Dory (2016) The film's number of memorable new characters are enough to mask its story problems‐ SFist
Read More | Posted Mar 23, 2017
80% The Conjuring 2 (2016) It falls into the old sequel trap of giving us more that actually feels like less.‐ SFist
Read More | Posted Mar 23, 2017
77% Popstar: Never Stop Never Stopping (2016) It's clear the Lonely Island guys sincerely love the entertainment they're parodying; you have to in order to do it well.‐ SFist
Read More | Posted Mar 23, 2017
85% Maggie's Plan (2016) It's fun seeing characters recognize the terrible mistakes they've made in their romantic choices, and while Maggie's plan might not be the most realistic, it's one that makes complete sense within the world of these characters.‐ SFist
Read More | Posted Mar 23, 2017
98% Love & Friendship (2016) The dialogue and satire are worthy of Monty Python.‐ SFist
Read More | Posted Mar 23, 2017
92% The Nice Guys (2016) Gosling does a lot of physical comedy throughout the film, and he's a genius at it. The simple act of busting a glass window with his fist results in a comedy of errors that had me laughing for a solid two minutes‐ SFist
Read More | Posted Mar 23, 2017
57% Money Monster (2016) The movie works as both an old fashioned ( ... ) siege thriller, and as a serious indictment of American financial institutions.‐ SFist
Read More | Posted Mar 23, 2017
90% Captain America: Civil War (2016) Coming out a month after the miserable bomb that was Batman V Superman has only helped to make Marvel's latest entry into the Avengers franchise look like a damn classic in comparison.‐ SFist
Read More | Posted Mar 23, 2017
77% Keanu (2016) Keanu seems like exactly the kind of story a comedian would write after watching John Wick while stoned.‐ SFist
Read More | Posted Mar 23, 2017
90% Green Room (2016) A movie whose most horrifying concept is that these days, it doesn't seem that far fetched.‐ SFist
Read More | Posted Mar 23, 2017
30% Criminal (2016) Costner playing against type is certainly the most entertaining he's been in years; it's just too bad the movie surrounding him is utter garbage.‐ SFist
Read More | Posted Mar 23, 2017
86% Everybody Wants Some!! (2016) It's like a sex comedy you might have come out of in the 1980s thinking, 'That was weirdly smart for a dumb teen movie.'‐ SFist
Read More | Posted Mar 23, 2017
28% Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice (2016) Batman Vs. Superman: Dawn of Justice is not so much a movie as it is an extended warning: You comic book movie fans better like this, because there's going to be a hell of a lot more where this came from.‐ SFist
Read More | Posted Mar 23, 2017