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Randall King

Randall King
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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
3/5 27% Suburbicon (2017) The movie just doesn't succeed in overcoming an incurable tonal rift between the serious story (in fact, the racial component was based on real events in Levittown, Pa. in 1957) and the Coens' dark farce. It's frustrating.‐ Winnipeg Free Press
Read More | Posted Oct 27, 2017
59% The Foreigner (2017) Chan is a solid, sad centre for the film, and the casting works because, even if the joy isn't there, you love him anyway - even if you may be riding on the slipstream of his glorious cinematic past.‐ Winnipeg Free Press
Read More | Posted Oct 13, 2017
3/5 85% Battle of the Sexes (2017) Battle of the Sexes feels like a safe retelling of the event, no matter what its revolutionary implications. Faris and Dayton err on the side of the commercial, putting out a self-congratulatory message.‐ Winnipeg Free Press
Read More | Posted Sep 29, 2017
81% Brad's Status (2017) [Brad's status] offers satisfaction in White's choice to challenge the audience instead of ingratiating itself to us with a pat happy ending.‐ Winnipeg Free Press
Read More | Posted Sep 29, 2017
4/5 96% Stronger (2017) Gyllenhaal does fine work in a difficult role, but he is matched note for note by Maslany, who gingerly takes on Erin's role as a lover/therapist with all the inherent conflict that entails.‐ Winnipeg Free Press
Read More | Posted Sep 22, 2017
3/5 34% American Assassin (2017) The result is a perfectly serviceable espionage-action-thriller, but not an especially inspired one.‐ Winnipeg Free Press
Read More | Posted Sep 15, 2017
3.5/5 68% mother! (2017) All the big-picture symbolism would be all for naught but for Lawrence's very specific, heartbreaking humanity.‐ Winnipeg Free Press
Read More | Posted Sep 15, 2017
3.5/5 85% It (2017) This is an entertaining horror show that knowingly reflects its '80s influences.‐ Winnipeg Free Press
Read More | Posted Sep 8, 2017
39% The Hitman's Bodyguard (2017) This is one of those movies where the late-August release proves to be a warning of mediocre material, no matter how much you may happen to dig [Ryan] Reynolds and/or [Samuel L.] Jackson.‐ Winnipeg Free Press
Read More | Posted Aug 18, 2017
88% Wind River (2017) Especially notable is [Gil] Birmingham. The actor is 64. Is that too late to be considered a breakout star?‐ Winnipeg Free Press
Read More | Posted Aug 18, 2017
4/5 95% The Red Turtle (La tortue rouge) (2017) It is remarkable how seamless is the blend between de Wit's wry minimalist sensibility and Ghibli's penchant for evoking natural beauty in a style that looks like a water colour had life breathed into it.‐ Winnipeg Free Press
Read More | Posted Aug 4, 2017
4/5 83% Detroit (2017) The event and its courtroom aftermath ring dismayingly familiar in the wake of more recent police shootings, but of course, that is the point of Detroit. Bigelow suggests we had our teachable moment a half-century ago.‐ Winnipeg Free Press
Read More | Posted Aug 4, 2017
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 84% 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 88% 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 86% 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 29% 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 33% Chokeslam (2016) This effort feels anachronistic.‐ Winnipeg Free Press
Read More | Posted May 9, 2017
3/5 43% 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 26% 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 35% 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 80% 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 82% 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 92% 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 90% 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 7% 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 16% 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 33% 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 83% 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 74% 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 85% 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 76% 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 73% 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 87% 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 94% 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 86% 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