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Rain Jokinen

Rain Jokinen
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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
33% I Feel Pretty (2018) I Feel Pretty comes so close to doing something unexpected with Renee's transformation, but doesn't have the guts to follow through. ‐ MullingMovies.com
Read More | Posted Apr 20, 2018
87% You Were Never Really Here (2018) You can never accuse Joaquin Phoenix of phoning in a role; he always throws his entire body weight at a character, and this time that body weight is bulked up, his battered dad bod on full display in several scenes.‐ MullingMovies.com
Read More | Posted Apr 13, 2018
95% A Quiet Place (2018) This is a horror movie where instead of wanting to scream at the characters for doing something dumb, you'll want to scream for them, since they can't.‐ MullingMovies.com
Read More | Posted Apr 6, 2018
78% Unsane (2018) The lack of any traditional Hollywood glamour, in any aspect of the filming, from the make-up, to the clothing, to the casting, to the sets, gives everything a good feeling of reality, which is countered by our uncertainty over Sawyer's grasp of it.‐ MullingMovies.com
Read More | Posted Mar 22, 2018
39% A Wrinkle in Time (2018) [A Wrinkle in Time] is not an unmitigated disaster. It does a lot of things right, the best of which is wearing its heart on its sleeve; it's nice to see a kids movie that isn't bogged down by knowing winks or cynicism.‐ MullingMovies.com
Read More | Posted Mar 9, 2018
47% Red Sparrow (2018) [Red Sparrow] sounds just ridiculous enough to be fun, with the added star power of a kick-ass JLaw. Instead, [it's] is a slow slog that features nary a single pirouette-turned-kick-to-the head.‐ MullingMovies.com
Read More | Posted Mar 2, 2018
87% Annihilation (2018) The problem with Annihilation isn't that it's too heady; it's that it's not heady enough. ‐ MullingMovies.com
Read More | Posted Feb 23, 2018
96% Black Panther (2018) [H]ype, cultural importance, and expectation aside, Black Panther is an excellent comic book movie. Perhaps one of the best I've ever seen.‐ MullingMovies.com
Read More | Posted Feb 16, 2018
13% Fifty Shades Freed (2018) Fifty Shades Freed's aim at the sexual thriller genre is (...) clearly filler; something to give the audience in between Ana and Christian's arguing, and the sex, which, after three films, is no longer shocking in any way.‐ MullingMovies.com
Read More | Posted Feb 9, 2018
91% Phantom Thread (2018) Two viewings of Phantom Thread may not be enough. Like the reaction to a well made dress, first you are taken in by its aesthetic. Then you can appreciate its construction. After that comes the joy in slipping it on again, and again...‐ MullingMovies.com
Read More | Posted Jan 12, 2018
91% Star Wars: The Last Jedi (2017) While The Last Jedi acknowledges the inevitable comparisons to [The Empire Strikes Back] by setting up some similar scenarios, it then does original and surprising things with those moments.‐ MullingMovies.com
Read More | Posted Dec 13, 2017
90% I, Tonya (2018) [A] surprising movie that will make you laugh while your heart breaks a little for Tonya Harding.‐ MullingMovies.com
Read More | Posted Dec 8, 2017
91% The Disaster Artist (2017) I can certainly imagine a director emerging from a screening of The Room filled with the fear that he's been making the same kind of movie this whole time. Maybe it just took a terrible movie to finally inspire James Franco to direct a good one.‐ MullingMovies.com
Read More | Posted Dec 1, 2017
97% Coco (2017) The Land of the Dead is one of Pixar's most enchanting worlds, unabashedly ethnic, filled with details you'll never be able to catch in a single viewing.‐ MullingMovies.com
Read More | Posted Nov 22, 2017
40% Justice League (2017) Warner Bros.'s bungling of the DC comics franchise continues to sting.‐ MullingMovies.com
Read More | Posted Nov 16, 2017
57% Murder On The Orient Express (2017) Murder on the Orient Express is [Branagh's] first foray into Agatha Christie's oeuvre, and the result is an underwhelming, albeit beautiful film in which the all-star cast is too often overshadowed by a mustache.‐ MullingMovies.com
Read More | Posted Nov 10, 2017
28% Suburbicon (2017) Clooney goes against the instincts of the script, and makes the choice to play the majority of the movie straight ( ... ) so that when moments of comedy do come through, it feels completely wrong and tone-deaf.‐ SFist
Read More | Posted Oct 27, 2017
8% The Snowman (2017) The Snowman goes wrong in almost every way a movie can.‐ SFist
Read More | Posted Oct 20, 2017
71% Happy Death Day (2017) It's John Hughes with a side of stabbing.‐ SFist
Read More | Posted Oct 13, 2017
100% California Typewriter (2017) A love letter to the outdated, be it typewriters, thank you notes, mom and pop repair shops, or creativity that doesn't start with turning a computer on first.‐ SFist
Read More | Posted Sep 29, 2017
85% Battle of the Sexes (2017) "[W]omen's lib" wasn't (and isn't) about trying to prove women are better than men. It is about challenging assumptions that men are better than women simply because they're men. ‐ SFist
Read More | Posted Sep 22, 2017
92% The Force (2017) No, the Oakland Police Department is not every PD in America. But every PD in America would do well to learn from their mistakes.‐ SFist
Read More | Posted Sep 15, 2017
85% It (2017) It ... is worth watching for its crackerjack opening and the strength of its young cast, but mainly because of its inherent promise of (possibly) better things to come.‐ SFist
Read More | Posted Sep 8, 2017
29% I Do... Until I Don't (2017) I Do...Until I Don't ... [is] a film that feels as halfhearted as its title.‐ SFist
Read More | Posted Sep 1, 2017
82% Patti Cake$ (2017) The story in Patti Cake$ may not be the freshest, but [Danielle} Macdonald's Patti most definitely is.‐ SFist
Read More | Posted Aug 25, 2017
93% Logan Lucky (2017) It's rare that you can enter a film with full confidence that everyone involved knows what they're doing, and they're going to be excellent doing it. And in that way, Logan Lucky is the ultimate caper.‐ SFist
Read More | Posted Aug 18, 2017
85% Ingrid Goes West (2017) It's not by accident that Ingrid is thrust at us with no real back story and no explanation for her behavior. Ingrid may be a blank slate, but aren't we all the minute we click that "Create a New Account" button on a social media app?‐ SFist
Read More | Posted Aug 17, 2017
50% The Glass Castle (2017) A drunken father hoping for forgiveness as his life ends? It's an all too common story that, frankly, doesn't need another telling. ‐ SFist
Read More | Posted Aug 11, 2017
92% Good Time (2017) The film's intensity makes it feel like what we're watching is happening in real time, while the locations and settings drive home the authenticity. ‐ SFist
Read More | Posted Aug 10, 2017
16% The Dark Tower (2017) Rushed, flat, devoid of any real excitement, filled with terrible dialog, and anchored by a truly awful performance at its center.‐ SFist
Read More | Posted Aug 4, 2017
74% Landline (2017) The real surprise is it managed to do something I never thought possible: make me feel nostalgic for the '90's.‐ SFist
Read More | Posted Jul 20, 2017
93% War for the Planet of the Apes (2017) It's a rare thing these days for a franchise to only get better as the series progresses. ‐ SFist
Read More | Posted Jul 13, 2017
59% Despicable Me 3 (2017) Turns out the movie is a bit of a snooze when those yellow guys aren't on screen. ‐ SFist
Read More | Posted Jun 30, 2017
89% Maudie (2017) The thing that saves Maudie from becoming a miserable viewing experience is Sally Hawkins. She's just a joy to watch.‐ SFist
Read More | Posted Jun 23, 2017
44% Rough Night (2017) Not for one moment did I ever believe these women would have been friends in college, let alone ten years later.‐ SFist
Read More | Posted Jun 16, 2017
68% Cars 3 (2017) Happily, Cars 3 feels like a course correction, with Mater once again relegated to the role of comic relief and Lightning McQueen back in the lead.‐ SFist
Read More | Posted Jun 15, 2017
88% It Comes At Night (2017) Those expecting a horror movie that's filled with a lot of those gross and scary moments will likely be disappointed, while those who might appreciate the film's less horrific storytelling will probably be scared away by the marketing. ‐ SFist
Read More | Posted Jun 9, 2017
92% Wonder Woman (2017) While it is not the best superhero movie I've ever seen, it's one I wish had been around when I was a young comic book nerd, and one I hope every girl, nerdy or not, gets to see.‐ SFist
Read More | Posted Jun 2, 2017
18% Baywatch (2017) More surreal stuff like [the opening], and you might have had something original. Instead, it's just dead in the water.‐ SFist
Read More | Posted May 26, 2017
67% Alien: Covenant (2017) Clearly, Scott read the room, and realized the route he originally wanted to take following Prometheus wasn't going to cut it, so Covenant is a direct bridge between it and a full on reboot of the franchise. ‐ SFist
Read More | Posted May 19, 2017
36% Snatched (2017) I don't think Schumer, the writer, or the director are being intentionally racist at any point in Snatched. But they are being unpleasantly tone-deaf.‐ SFist
Read More | Posted May 12, 2017
45% Paris Can Wait (Bonjour Anne) (2017) If she's able to make another movie, I hope she's given the freedom to dig a little further into the art school roots that show up with that last shot; conventional movies can wait.‐ SFist
Read More | Posted May 11, 2017
45% The Dinner (2017) When the noblest person in a story turns out to be a congressman, you know you're dealing with some truly horrible people.‐ SFist
Read More | Posted May 5, 2017
83% Jeremiah Tower: The Last Magnificent (2017) Like any great meal, Jeremiah Tower: The Last Magnificent leaves you wanting more, not less.‐ SFist
Read More | Posted Apr 28, 2017
49% 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
31% 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
43% 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