Randall King

Randall King
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T-Meter Title | Year
No Score Yet Sune - Best Man (2019) [A] fanciful Swedish comedy... - Winnipeg Free Press EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 8, 2021
2/5 46% Monster Hunter (2020) Anderson takes pains to connect the game premise to the real world. - Winnipeg Free Press EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 19, 2021
4/5 93% Saint Maud (2020) It is difficult to believe Saint Maud is a first feature for director Rose Glass. She seems to be one of those filmmakers who arrives on the scene fully formed, with a deep, dark, intimate style, and a fearlessness about playing with genre. - Winnipeg Free Press EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 19, 2021
3.5/5 69% A Glitch in the Matrix (2021) It's a necessary adjunct to the discussion. Sometimes, way-out ideas can yield real-world harm. Now more than ever. - Winnipeg Free Press EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 12, 2021
4/5 96% Judas and the Black Messiah (2021) Daniel Kaluuya, a more passive presence in Jordan Peele's excellent horror film Get Out, exhibits a considerable range here: his Hampton is a force of nature on the podium... - Winnipeg Free Press EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 5, 2021
3/5 90% PG: Psycho Goreman (2021) The film's overarching cynicism is perfectly fun for adults. But it's that, not the gore, that might make it inappropriate for kids. - Winnipeg Free Press EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 22, 2021
84% The Traitor (2020) As Buscetta, Favino is a terrific presence, charismatic as past Italian tough guys such as Lino Ventura. - Winnipeg Free Press EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 8, 2021
60% I Propose We Never See Each Other Again After Tonight (2020) No manic pixie dream girl, she keeps Iris's emotions grounded, making her entirely relatable, especially in her battles with her disapproving mom. But Nalam has big-time, big-screen charm. - Winnipeg Free Press EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 8, 2021
3.5/5 94% Hunter Hunter (2020) Hunter Hunter is at once more straightforward and more gripping. - Winnipeg Free Press EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 29, 2020
2.5/5 59% Wonder Woman 1984 (2020) Failing to live up to its own high standards... - Winnipeg Free Press EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 29, 2020
97% Rocks (2020) There isn't a false note. - Winnipeg Free Press EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 2, 2020
3/5 No Score Yet The Return (2020) The director resists trying to replicate the sturm und drang of a big-budget sci-fi epic. It's a nice reminder that science fiction doesn't have to blow blow your socks off. Blowing your mind is sufficient. - Winnipeg Free Press EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 30, 2020
4/5 94% Memories of Murder (2003) ...while the subject matter can be grim, Bong still finds a way to assert a keen but dyspeptic sense of humour... - Winnipeg Free Press EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 23, 2020
4/5 90% The Trial of the Chicago 7 (2020) The most revelatory performance would be Sacha Baron Cohen's turn as Abbie Hoffman. - Winnipeg Free Press EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 16, 2020
3.5/5 93% Possessor: Uncut (2020) Hey, it might get people into the theatre, even in a pandemic. Dad, who was more of an old-school showman than many cinephiles might like to admit, will doubtless approve. - Winnipeg Free Press EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 6, 2020
3.5/5 83% Gundala (2019) ...one can't deny Anwar's talent for creating decent superhero spectacle on the kind of money that would barely cover the catering in a Marvel movie. - Winnipeg Free Press EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 31, 2020
3.5/5 66% Mister America (2019) This is cringey comedy, and the cringe factor is taken up a few notches in this narrative spinoff. - Winnipeg Free Press EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 27, 2020
3.5/5 22% Catch and Release (2007) The film slowly and credibly builds a bridge between two diametrically opposite individuals. Call it another little triumph. - Winnipeg Free Press EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 15, 2020
2/5 8% Artemis Fowl (2020) Kenneth Branagh's adaption of the beloved fantasy book kills the magical mood... - Winnipeg Free Press EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 23, 2020
3.5/5 89% You Don't Nomi (2020) The documentary might not change your mind about the overall film, but even the most hard-hearted critic can't deny McHale has included a redemptive note in its story... - Winnipeg Free Press EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 23, 2020
4/5 96% Beyond the Visible - Hilma af Klint (2020) Museums and galleries have since stepped up efforts to create more gender equilibrium. But this documentary, Beyond the Visible: Hilma af Klint, indicates there is still some distance to go... - Winnipeg Free Press EDIT
Read More | Posted May 26, 2020
4/5 100% This Is Not a Movie (2020) After watching the documentary, viewers may feel galvanized by Fisk's energy and passion, ready to keep fighting their own battles, even if it's all for nothing. - Winnipeg Free Press EDIT
Read More | Posted May 26, 2020
3.5/5 90% The Booksellers (2020) If an overall structure is lacking, it can be forgiven. Perhaps Young is trying to replicate the random experience of wandering through an old bookstore and finding diversions and delights where one may. - Winnipeg Free Press EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 28, 2020
4/5 92% Bacurau (Nighthawk) (2020) It's a ridiculously entertaining film, notwithstanding a cumbersome 132-minute running time, and its appeal lies in the richness of the village setting. - Winnipeg Free Press EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 17, 2020
3.5/5 86% Color Out of Space (2020) For all its grotesque visual effects, Stanley is aiming to make Lovecraft relevant, with a movie about an environmental catastrophe that, while not man-made, is dismayingly recognizable. - Winnipeg Free Press EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 10, 2020
3.5/5 100% James VS His Future Self (2020) ...the film is a blessed novelty, both as a rom-com and as a time-travel story. Let's face it, we've seen a few too many Terminator chapters to expect something this fresh. - Winnipeg Free Press EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 10, 2020
3/5 57% The Hunt (2020) Fortunately, there is Gilpin...who makes for a formidable, tough heroine, but is also, in a key scene, hilarious as she shares her intention for a final reckoning with Swank's mad lib. - Winnipeg Free Press EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 20, 2020
4/5 92% Clemency (2019) ...in the end, Woodard and Hodge's unflinching performances reach into the stillness and pull up something extraordinary. - Winnipeg Free Press EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 13, 2020
3/5 83% The Way Back (2020) Even a brutal back-story is not enough get viewers on Affleck's side. - Winnipeg Free Press EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 9, 2020
3.5/5 91% The Invisible Man (2020) Moss has mastered slow-burn suffering on the TV series The Handmaid's Tale, and she brings that experience to bear here, anchoring the fantastic circumstances of Cecilia's torment to the real world. - Winnipeg Free Press EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 28, 2020
3.5/5 78% Birds of Prey (And the Fantabulous Emancipation of One Harley Quinn) (2020) Superhero movies needed a chaotic anti-heroine, and Margot Robbie ably fills that gap. - Winnipeg Free Press EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 7, 2020
3.5/5 85% Just Mercy (2020) Foxx brings an emotional fire to the proceedings in the role of the aggrieved accused. This is all the more necessary, since Jordan's Stevenson is obliged to maintain a stoic resolve throughout the film... - Winnipeg Free Press EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 10, 2020
95% The Irishman (2019) One can't help luxuriate in the sordid Scorsesean splendour of it all. He's a masterful filmmaker, the poet laureate of the devil's bargain. - Winnipeg Free Press EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 30, 2019
97% Knives Out (2019) The movie is tremendous satiric fun and that final shot is the most sublime in recent memory. - Winnipeg Free Press EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 30, 2019
98% Parasite (Gisaengchung) (2019) Things get darker still... But Bong never lets the movie's dramatic tonal shifts derail the narrative momentum... - Winnipeg Free Press EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 30, 2019
84% The Master (2012) The seemingly dissonant performances of the leads yield an unexpected harmony, particularly in a scene in which the two men find themselves in adjoining jail cells, acting according to their opposite instincts. - Winnipeg Free Press EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 23, 2019
82% Scott Pilgrim vs. the World (2010) It's just joyfully creative in the way Wright weaves the lexicons of video games and rock into the narrative but that shouldn't distract you from the fact this is also skilled genre filmmaking of a high order. - Winnipeg Free Press EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 23, 2019
80% Melancholia (2011) There is no hope. Yet there is breathtaking beauty in this tale of two sisters... - Winnipeg Free Press EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 23, 2019
98% Get Out (2017) Come for the scares. Stay for the humour, which is scalpel-sharp. - Winnipeg Free Press EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 23, 2019
3/5 51% Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker (2019) Star Wars was never authentic science fiction: It was always old-school serial-style adventure dressed in sci-fi trappings with religious overtones. Still, it deserves better than the autopilot treatment it gets here. Geez... - Winnipeg Free Press EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 23, 2019
18% Playmobil: The Movie (2019) ...a naked attempt to cash in on the miscellaneous, successful Lego movies. - Winnipeg Free Press EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 9, 2019
3/5 40% Stand! (2020) Adetuyi navigates through these multifaceted conflicts carefully and well, utilizing lots of homegrown talent, including Williams, Daniels, Bell and Carlucci. - Winnipeg Free Press EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 2, 2019
3/5 63% Motherless Brooklyn (2019) Though Norton took years to write the screenplay, the end result feels too on the nose when it comes to reflecting the current state of the American political scene. - Winnipeg Free Press EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 1, 2019
4/5 90% The Lighthouse (2019) Filmed on location in Nova Scotia, the images are the most gorgeously bleak this side of early Ingmar Bergman. Pattinson, it turns out, was meant to be photographed in diffused black-and-white. - Winnipeg Free Press EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 25, 2019
4/5 97% Dolemite Is My Name (2019) With Rudy Ray Moore, of all people, Murphy lands one his most important roles as a pioneer of black culture for whom nothing came easy. - Winnipeg Free Press EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 25, 2019
2/5 39% Maleficent: Mistress of Evil (2019) This sequel to the 2014 fantasy Maleficent is part and parcel of Disney's recent cash-grab mission to remake all its animated classics into more-or-less live action, or photo-realistic-looking movies. - Winnipeg Free Press EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 21, 2019
2.5/5 26% Gemini Man (2019) Notwithstanding the sci-fi twist, the plot is just too rote. - Winnipeg Free Press EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 11, 2019
3.5/5 59% Fractured (2019) While the movie is just about as relentlessly bleak as The Machinist, it is undeniably fun to see a host of local actors add to the maddening ambiguity with performances that walk the line between innocent and sinister. - Winnipeg Free Press EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 11, 2019
3.5/5 68% Joker (2019) Phoenix's take on the character, whose scars are all on the inside, might explain how a person gets that way. Beyond that, it's best to watch Joker under the assumption it's a one-off. - Winnipeg Free Press EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 4, 2019
2.5/5 87% Hustlers (2019) Written and directed by Lorene Scafaria, the film isn't as lean as it should be. The scam plays out redundantly, again and again. - Winnipeg Free Press EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 16, 2019