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Rain Jokinen

Rain Jokinen
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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
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
49% 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
89% 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
17% 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
73% 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
61% 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
87% 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
48% 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
19% 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
71% 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
35% 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
51% 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
81% 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
50% 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
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
43% 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
74% 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
92% 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
92% 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
55% 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
43% 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
63% 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
55% 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
59% 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
55% 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