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Randall King

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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
1.5/5 16% The Mummy (2017) A mummy movie should be creepy, but not in such a misanthropic and misogynistic sense.‐ Winnipeg Free Press
Read More | Posted Jun 9, 2017
3.5/5 82% Megan Leavey (2017) Cowperthwaite avoids potential pitfalls by concentrating on the title character and her extraordinary real-life journey.‐ Winnipeg Free Press
Read More | Posted Jun 9, 2017
3.5/5 87% It Comes At Night (2017) The solid cast acts accordingly, with young Harrison distinguishing himself as a young man whose awkwardness is alternately endearing and alarming.‐ Winnipeg Free Press
Read More | Posted Jun 9, 2017
3.5/5 84% The Lure (Córki dancingu) (2017) In a multiplex universe in which the fantastical is now commonplace, The Lure compels us to take a bite with a cinematic temptation that is refreshing, unpredictable and somewhat dangerous.‐ Winnipeg Free Press
Read More | Posted Jun 2, 2017
3/5 28% King Arthur: Legend Of The Sword (2017) The movie is a lot of fun. That's providing you understand its rightful cinematic antecedent is not John Boorman's Excalibur but Monty Python and the Holy Grail.‐ Winnipeg Free Press
Read More | Posted May 19, 2017
3/5 71% Bon Cop Bad Cop 2 (2017) If the film ends up working, it owes something to the current news cycle.‐ Winnipeg Free Press
Read More | Posted May 12, 2017
2.5/5 17% Chokeslam (2016) This effort feels anachronistic.‐ Winnipeg Free Press
Read More | Posted May 9, 2017
3/5 57% Goon: Last of the Enforcers (2017) Goon 2 comes close to being as funny as the first movie.‐ Winnipeg Free Press
Read More | Posted May 9, 2017
3.5/5 95% De Palma (2016) A serious examination of De Palma as an auteur, coming through one of the most fevered epochs of Hollywood history and surviving to tell the tale.‐ Winnipeg Free Press
Read More | Posted May 9, 2017
3.5/5 83% A United Kingdom (2017) Oyelowo is wholly credible in the role as a man obliged to balance the responsibility of his birthright and the needs of his heart. Gone Girl's Pike, often a chilly presence onscreen, generates sufficient warmth for the role of Ruth.‐ Winnipeg Free Press
Read More | Posted May 9, 2017
3.5/5 100% Hello Destroyer (2016) Flin Flon-born actor Abrahamson nails it. He may not have many lines, but he also never has a false moment. He breaks your heart with a macho stoicism that ultimately cannot withstand a relentless assault of callous indifference.‐ Winnipeg Free Press
Read More | Posted May 9, 2017
2/5 27% Fist Fight (2017) Authority figures acting like destructive, temperamental children? These days, it just feels too close to home.‐ Winnipeg Free Press
Read More | Posted May 9, 2017
3/5 34% Live By Night (2017) That speaks well of Affleck -- the screenwriter -- in demonstrating maturity by offering up more nuanced characters than we generally expect from the average gangster movie. Still, that maturity doesn't mitigate the shortcomings of the film's star.‐ Winnipeg Free Press
Read More | Posted May 9, 2017
2/5 78% Werewolf (2016) The performances are sufficiently unflattering as to seem real. That's good for the actors, but not good for the audience.‐ Winnipeg Free Press
Read More | Posted May 9, 2017
3/5 81% Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 (2017) The Guardians are still fun... and funny. But the bloom feels off the rose.‐ Winnipeg Free Press
Read More | Posted May 9, 2017
3.5/5 No Score Yet Menorca (2016) It makes for a decidedly unique drama, mysterious and prudently erotic.‐ Winnipeg Free Press
Read More | Posted May 8, 2017
76% Kong: Skull Island (2017) Yes, it's unpretentious, but we're left with the niggling feeling this could have been so much more interesting.‐ Winnipeg Free Press
Read More | Posted Mar 10, 2017
3.5/5 98% I Am Not Your Negro (2017) Peck's cross cutting of footage of marches in Birmingham and Selma in the 1960s, alongside footage of contemporary police brutality speaks volumes as to how little has changed.‐ Winnipeg Free Press
Read More | Posted Mar 3, 2017
3.5/5 91% All Governments Lie: Truth, Deception, and the Spirit of I.F. Stone (2016) Let's face it: Reality is getting too strange for filmmakers to keep up. That said, All Governments Lie does offer an important cautionary point in the midst of Trump's increasingly authoritarian presidency.‐ Winnipeg Free Press
Read More | Posted Feb 24, 2017
3.5/5 89% John Wick: Chapter 2 (2017) To give Stahelski due credit, he brings an undeniable artistic flair to the action movie, as co-director of the 2014 hit John Wick, and as the solo director of this stylish sequel, which picks up where the first one left off.‐ Winnipeg Free Press
Read More | Posted Feb 10, 2017
3/5 No Score Yet Soul Sisters (2017) One ultimately comes away in admiration of the project, largely on the collective charisma of its subjects.‐ Winnipeg Free Press
Read More | Posted Feb 6, 2017
1.5/5 6% Rings (2017) The main characters are two good-looking Stepford millennials with no histories or discernible personalities of their own. Their sheer blankness is almost scary, which is as scary as this movie gets.‐ Winnipeg Free Press
Read More | Posted Feb 3, 2017
2/5 17% The Space Between Us (2017) In the big cosmic picture, it feels trivial. And maybe it's also this: in the current reality of 21st-century life, we've had our fill of science trumped by sentiment.‐ Winnipeg Free Press
Read More | Posted Feb 3, 2017
3/5 50% Lovesick (2016) Lovesick is an impressive first feature for Caron. It looks great and Caron works well with actors, with solid turns by locals Gibson, McMillan, Adam Brooks, and especially Tataryn, who transcends the rom-com tropes with an ineffable sadness.‐ Winnipeg Free Press
Read More | Posted Jan 27, 2017
3.5/5 30% A Dog's Purpose (2017) Without unduly anthropomorphizing its multiple canine heroes, the film succeeds in giving the audience a way to deeply consider canine consciousness.‐ Winnipeg Free Press
Read More | Posted Jan 27, 2017
4/5 84% The Founder (2017) While Keaton plays the role straight, of all the characters on his resumé, his Ray Kroc most closely resembles Beetlejuice -- the demon good people allowed into their house.‐ Winnipeg Free Press
Read More | Posted Jan 20, 2017
2/5 75% Split (2017) [McAvoy] invests each of his characters' personalities with dramatic shadings of mannerism. This might have elevated Kevin to the stature of Anthony Perkins' Norman Bates, if Shyamalan's script had been as good as McAvoy's acting. It is not.‐ Winnipeg Free Press
Read More | Posted Jan 20, 2017
2.5/5 80% Patriots Day (2017) While the film has its moments of real potency, both Berg and Wahlberg bullishly proceed with a certain tone-deafness to the nuance of it all.‐ Winnipeg Free Press
Read More | Posted Jan 13, 2017
3.5/5 86% Lion (2016) Patel, best remembered from Slumdog Millionaire, shows a real, full-blooded star quality here, miles removed from the humble hero of that 2008 film.‐ Winnipeg Free Press
Read More | Posted Dec 23, 2016
3.5/5 75% Miss Sloane (2016) Chastain makes the most of it with a performance that reflects the go-for-broke ethos of the character.‐ Winnipeg Free Press
Read More | Posted Dec 9, 2016
3/5 74% Nocturnal Animals (2016) It's all interesting, even fascinating at times, but the overriding sense of detachmant is ultimately off-putting.‐ Winnipeg Free Press
Read More | Posted Dec 9, 2016
3/5 88% Christine (2016) Rebecca Hall's performance is a formidable piece of work, physically transforming herself to capture Chubbuck's dark, angular look and somewhat off-putting manner.‐ Winnipeg Free Press
Read More | Posted Dec 2, 2016
2/5 23% Bad Santa 2 (2016) It is almost appalling in its pervasively grungy, feel-bad attitude.‐ Winnipeg Free Press
Read More | Posted Nov 30, 2016
3.5/5 95% The Edge of Seventeen (2016) Nadine (played with a morose, take-me-as-I-am flair by Hailee Steinfeld) tends to defy the likability thing. She's the edge of The Edge of Seventeen, self-centred and stubbornly insensitive to the needs of others.‐ Winnipeg Free Press
Read More | Posted Nov 18, 2016
4/5 93% Arrival (2016) We need more science fiction films like this. And given that Villeneuve is currently filming the long-awaited sequel to Blade Runner, we should now feel assured that project is in the right hands.‐ Winnipeg Free Press
Read More | Posted Nov 11, 2016
3/5 87% Hacksaw Ridge (2016) The performances here keep the film grounded, notably Weaving, typically excellent, and Garfield especially up to the task of layering Christ-like grace notes atop a character who might have... come off as a beatific hillbilly‐ Winnipeg Free Press
Read More | Posted Nov 4, 2016
3/5 22% American Pastoral (2016) The film doesn't really go deep enough -- and niggling details subvert its veracity.‐ Winnipeg Free Press
Read More | Posted Nov 4, 2016
3.5/5 84% Deepwater Horizon (2016) Berg's film offers something of a corrective portrayal of corporate greed trumping regard for human life, with a massive Hollywood set functioning as his soda can.‐ Winnipeg Free Press
Read More | Posted Sep 30, 2016
2/5 14% The People Garden (2016) The set-up promises some kind of dramatic climax but comes up largely vacant.‐ Winnipeg Free Press
Read More | Posted Sep 23, 2016
2.5/5 63% The Magnificent Seven (2016) The movie never seems to click as it should. The ensemble never quite matches the prickly rapport of the original cast (or, for that matter, the cast of The Seven Samurai, the Akira Kurosawa film that inspired the 1960 western).‐ Winnipeg Free Press
Read More | Posted Sep 23, 2016
1.5/5 35% Blair Witch (2016) If The Blair Witch Project had the power to trouble your sleep, the rote replications of Blair Witch may just induce it.‐ Winnipeg Free Press
Read More | Posted Sep 16, 2016
4.5/5 97% Kubo and the Two Strings (2016) This breathlessly beautiful epic, from Portland, Ore.-based boutique animation house Laika, shows what toons can really do when freed of conventional commercial ideas.‐ Winnipeg Free Press
Read More | Posted Aug 19, 2016
3.5/5 66% Anthropoid (2016) If the film feels structurally lopsided, it is a pretty gripping piece of work.‐ Winnipeg Free Press
Read More | Posted Aug 12, 2016
2.5/5 25% Suicide Squad (2016) It's a tough thing to balance the requirements of a satisfying action movie while meeting the logistical story demands of a billion-dollar franchise.‐ Winnipeg Free Press
Read More | Posted Aug 5, 2016
3.5/5 83% Captain Fantastic (2016) Go with the hippie interpretation for a movie with lots of grit and a pronounced dearth of glitter.‐ Winnipeg Free Press
Read More | Posted Jul 29, 2016
1.5/5 66% Nerve (2016) There is only one thing to say to the presumption we should care: Some nerve.‐ Winnipeg Free Press
Read More | Posted Jul 29, 2016
2/5 55% Jason Bourne (2016) Without the story arc of the original trilogy, it all feels gratuitous. This is a movie that seeks to indulge an audience hungry for a specific style of action, as opposed to serving a compelling narrative.‐ Winnipeg Free Press
Read More | Posted Jul 29, 2016
2.5/5 69% Swiss Army Man (2016) It's playful, original and calculatedly provocative. On the downside, it's also dramatically heavy-handed, especially in its third act.‐ Winnipeg Free Press
Read More | Posted Jul 8, 2016
3.5/5 74% The BFG (2016) If it doesn't quite reach an E.T.-level of achievement, it does offer considerable charm.‐ Winnipeg Free Press
Read More | Posted Jun 30, 2016
3.5/5 57% The Neon Demon (2016) One can't deny the sheer potency of Refn's painstakingly composed images, even if the cumulative impact of it all leaves one feeling as empty as the glamourous amazons populating the screen.‐ Winnipeg Free Press
Read More | Posted Jun 24, 2016