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Randy Cordova

Randy Cordova
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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
1.5/5 12% Collateral Beauty (2016) Good news for those who get a kick out of hate-watching bad films. Santa has brought you an early Christmas present in the form of "Collateral Beauty." ‐ Arizona Republic
Posted Dec 14, 2016
4/5 82% Ouija: Origin of Evil (2016) It's better in every department than 2014's "Ouija." In other words, think of it as "The Godfather: Part II" of fright flicks. ‐ Arizona Republic
Posted Oct 20, 2016
4/5 76% Bridget Jones's Baby (2016) It's like reuniting with old friends you didn't realize you missed so much. ‐ Arizona Republic
Posted Sep 15, 2016
2.5/5 43% The Hollars (2016) If there were such a thing as a paint-by-numbers kit to create an indie flick, the end result would look something like this. ‐ Arizona Republic
Posted Sep 1, 2016
4/5 73% Disorder (Maryland) (2016) Ambiguity permeates almost every scene in new suspense film "Disorder." That sounds like it could be maddening. Here, the result is darkly compelling ... ‐ Arizona Republic
Posted Aug 25, 2016
4.5/5 97% Little Men (2016) The most remarkable thing about Ira Sachs' richly textured new film "Little Men" is how it manages to be about so much, and yet so little. ‐ Arizona Republic
Posted Aug 18, 2016
3.5/5 66% Anthropoid (2016) Handsomely produced, with a vivid period atmosphere aided by a faded color palette, which adds both an unease and a glowing sense of nostalgia to the proceedings. ‐ Arizona Republic
Posted Aug 11, 2016
4/5 96% Gleason (2016) A lot of sports-themed films put a heroic, inspirational spin on the proceedings. You cheer, shed a few tears, and move on. That's so not "Gleason." ‐ Arizona Republic
Posted Aug 4, 2016
4.5/5 96% Nuts! (2016) It's flat-out exciting; really, how many documentaries can you say that about?‐ Arizona Republic
Posted Jul 21, 2016
4/5 60% Absolutely Fabulous: The Movie (2016) If you enjoyed the brash British sitcom, you will have a blast at the film. ‐ Arizona Republic
Posted Jul 21, 2016
2/5 36% The Legend of Tarzan (2016) "Unfun" isn't a real word, but boy, it sure describes "The Legend of Tarzan." ‐ Arizona Republic
Posted Jun 30, 2016
4/5 71% Our Kind of Traitor (2016) "Our Kind of Traitor" is built on a familiar premise, but it sure is a sturdy one. ‐ Arizona Republic
Posted Jun 30, 2016
3.5/5 78% The Phenom (2016) Consider "The Phenom" a baseball film for people who would never step foot inside a baseball stadium. ‐ Arizona Republic
Posted Jun 23, 2016
3/4 22% Ma ma (2016) This is an old-school tearjerker, designed to get audiences sniffling in the dark. ‐ Chicago Sun-Times
Posted Jun 17, 2016
4/5 34% Now You See Me 2 (2016) "Now You See Me 2" is a sequel that gets it right. It's as if everyone involved here analyzed what worked the first time around in 2013, and then decided to top it. ‐ Arizona Republic
Posted Jun 9, 2016
4/5 22% Ma ma (2016) For all its missteps and machinations, the film mostly achieves its goals. In other words, have some Kleenex ready at the theater. ‐ Arizona Republic
Posted May 26, 2016
4/5 33% Manhattan Night (Manhattan Nocturne) (2016) DeCubellis sets up a satisfying, stylish mystery, populated by striking characters and situations. ‐ Arizona Republic
Posted May 19, 2016
2/5 82% Viva (2016) A movie that never quite comes to life, despite its title. ‐ Arizona Republic
Posted May 12, 2016
1.5/5 9% Rio, I Love You (Rio, Eu Te Amo) (2016) The city of Rio is easy to love. The movie "Rio, I Love You," not so much. ‐ Arizona Republic
Posted May 5, 2016
3.5/5 7% Mother's Day (2016) Sure, you'll forget all about it a week after you've seen it, but it's mostly pleasant and occasionally touching, even though it's a lot closer to an episode of "The Love Boat" than "Love Actually." ‐ Arizona Republic
Posted Apr 28, 2016
4/5 84% The Meddler (2016) The movie is called "The Meddler," but that doesn't do justice to Marnie. It could just have easily been called "The Benefactor" or "The Nurturer" or "A Really Nice Lady Named Marnie." ‐ Arizona Republic
Posted Apr 28, 2016
3.5/5 33% Compadres (2016) Is it predictable? Oh, sure. But it's also fun, for the most part. ‐ Arizona Republic
Posted Apr 21, 2016
4.5/5 90% The Clan (El Clan) (2016) Some of the movie's political shadings about Argentina in the early '80s may not quickly resonate with American viewers. Still, it's impossible not to be drawn into the unnerving world of the Puccios. ‐ Arizona Republic
Posted Apr 21, 2016
2/5 28% Colonia (2016) If you ever saw the episode of "Charlie's Angels" in which the women infiltrated a prison, you'll have a good idea of what to expect. ‐ Arizona Republic
Posted Apr 14, 2016
2.5/5 30% Criminal (2016) You may never believe one minute of "Criminal," but Costner sure does. ‐ Arizona Republic
Posted Apr 14, 2016
5/5 95% The Jungle Book (2016) Wow. Just, wow. ‐ Arizona Republic
Posted Apr 14, 2016
2.5/5 11% The Preppie Connection (2016) As written, Toby is somewhat of an empty slate, and Mann doesn't do much to fill in the blanks. ‐ Arizona Republic
Posted Mar 24, 2016
1.5/5 30% My Big Fat Greek Wedding 2 (2016) The movie wheezes about, with actors offering spit takes (Vardalos) and getting hit in the head with volleyballs (Vardalos again). When those moments don't elicit laughs, you are left with awkward silences that just hang in the air. That happens a lot ... ‐ Arizona Republic
Posted Mar 24, 2016
3.5/5 94% Colliding Dreams (2016) The film feels overlong and a bit repetitious, but it's obviously a complex subject that deserves a thought-out treatment. Maybe a miniseries on public television would be the answer. ‐ Arizona Republic
Posted Mar 17, 2016
2/5 59% Eisenstein In Guanajuato (2016) Greenaway's madcap style involves quick cuts, scenes changing from black and white to color, split-screen effects and eye-popping visuals that tend to overwhelm. The effect is initially giddy but it ultimately wears the viewer down. ‐ Arizona Republic
Posted Mar 3, 2016
4/5 100% Ingrid Bergman in Her Own Words (Jag är Ingrid) (2015) The film is riveting when it delves into the complex family dynamics, but it could have used some tightening. ‐ Arizona Republic
Posted Feb 25, 2016
2.5/5 63% The Finest Hours (2016) "The Finest Hours" is set in the early '50s. But did it really need to feel like it was made during the Eisenhower era? ‐ Arizona Republic
Posted Jan 28, 2016
2.5/5 62% Truth (2015) "Truth" is for filmgoers who don't mind being preached at. ‐ Arizona Republic
Posted Oct 22, 2015
2/5 9% Rock the Kasbah (2015) There might be a decent movie in here somewhere, if the focus had been on the right character. ‐ Arizona Republic
Posted Oct 22, 2015
4/5 60% Ladrones (2015) Ladrones, or Thieves, lacks some of the edge of the original. But you know what? It still works, thanks to the breezy direction of Joe Menendez, who helmed the first film, and the good-natured camaraderie of the cast. ‐ Arizona Republic
Posted Oct 9, 2015
3.5/5 34% Knock Knock (2015) Roth's tale is fairly twisty, as the behavior of the women grows increasingly violent and more outrageous. ‐ Arizona Republic
Posted Oct 8, 2015
1.5/5 35% Big Stone Gap (2015) Nothing feels believable in "Big Stone Gap," a bungled, charm-free look at small-town life in the South in the late '70s. ‐ Arizona Republic
Posted Oct 8, 2015
1/5 No Score Yet Love Live! The School Idol Movie (2015) Shrill, garish, confusing and badly paced, with cheap-looking animation and characters that resemble Walter Keane's big-eyed waifs. ‐ Arizona Republic
Posted Sep 10, 2015
4.5/5 64% The Visit (2015) A scary fun-house ride that expertly blends jittery tension and laugh-out-loud humor, it will make you forgive the filmmaker for such major time-wasters as "Lady in the Water," "After Earth" and "The Happening." ‐ Arizona Republic
Posted Sep 10, 2015
3.5/5 15% The Transporter Refueled (2015) "The Transporter Refueled" is the perfect way to reboot the series. It's mindless entertainment with enough thrills and chuckles to make the time pass painlessly. Just don't examine anything too closely. ‐ Arizona Republic
Posted Sep 3, 2015
2/5 46% A Walk In The Woods (2015) Jack Lemmon and Walter Matthau never made a movie called Grumpy Old Men Go Camping. If they had, it surely would look a lot like A Walk in the Woods. ‐ Arizona Republic
Posted Sep 2, 2015
3.5/5 92% Grandma (2015) The acting is uniformly fine -- Greer is terrific and the wonderful Elizabeth Peña gives one of her last performances as a cafe owner. But the film lacks the consistency to be truly memorable. ‐ Arizona Republic
Posted Aug 27, 2015
4.5/5 79% Z For Zachariah (2015) In delicately nuanced fashion, it dances around such topics as trust, the need for companionship and the difficulties of being a woman. It also hits upon the fact that even in the most dire circumstances, humans always will have conflict. ‐ Arizona Republic
Posted Aug 27, 2015
2/5 38% After Words (2015) Pat and silly, the movie offers a wheezy moral that a buttoned-up American just needs a sensitive Latino and some ethnic cuisine to end the blues. ‐ Arizona Republic
Posted Aug 20, 2015
3/5 8% Hitman: Agent 47 (2015) Bach handles the project with a competent precision. The film doesn't rise above the genre and the plot is muddled, but he pulls off the basic elements with a distinctly chilly European style. ‐ Arizona Republic
Posted Aug 20, 2015
4.5/5 77% People Places Things (2015) Strouse has come up with a near-perfect blend of awkward wit and good-natured sweetness. ‐ Arizona Republic
Posted Aug 13, 2015
2.5/5 9% Fantastic Four (2015) The film's lack of scale becomes readily apparent in the final confrontation, which is surprisingly toothless. ‐ Arizona Republic
Posted Aug 6, 2015
2/5 26% The Runner (2015) Stark's turgid approach feels both pompous and cold, and the film never connects emotionally. ‐ Arizona Republic
Posted Aug 6, 2015
2/5 52% A LEGO Brickumentary (2015) A good movie probably could make us marvel at such trivia, but this seems like a LEGO movie designed for kids and AFOLs, or Adult Fans of LEGO, as they call themselves. ‐ Arizona Republic
Posted Jul 30, 2015
2.5/5 16% Pixels (2015) It manages to achieve the weird feat of feeling overlong and choppy at the same time, like someone edited the film with a pair of garden shears. ‐ Arizona Republic
Posted Jul 23, 2015