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Rene Rodriguez

Rene Rodriguez

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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
2/4 73% Ghostbusters (2016) "When Kristen Wiig quotes Tony Montana before taking down a ghost with her blaster - "Say hello to my little friend!" - her line reading is anemic, as if she were embarrassed, and you cringe right along with her. " ‐ Miami Herald
Posted Jul 13, 2016
1/4 36% The Legend of Tarzan (2016) "The Legend of Tarzan is the 857th movie incarnation of Edgar Rice Burroughs' hero, but it's the first one in which the production notes state "no real animals were used in the making of the film," as if that were something to brag about. " ‐ Miami Herald
Posted Jun 29, 2016
3/4 51% The Neon Demon (2016) "The Neon Demon is a voluptuous provocation, a stylish free-fall down a gonzo rabbit hole that is as entrancing as it is maddening. " ‐ Miami Herald
Posted Jun 22, 2016
3/4 No Score Yet L'affaire SK1 "Unlike David Fincher's hypnotic Zodiac, which this film often recalls, Serial Killer 1 isn't a speculative meditation on an unsolved crime. " ‐ Miami Herald
Posted Jun 16, 2016
2.5/4 94% Finding Dory (2016) "Finding Dory isn't so much a sequel to Finding Nemo as it is a Looney Tunes spin-off: Wilder, sillier, broader and instantly disposable. " ‐ Miami Herald
Posted Jun 15, 2016
1.5/4 29% Warcraft (2016) "Director Duncan Jones has devoted so much attention to the technical aspects of the film - some of the orcs sport bling and piercings on their tusks - that he didn't notice how badly his human cast was flailing. " ‐ Miami Herald
Posted Jun 8, 2016
3.5/4 90% The Lobster (2016) "The Lobster argues that the kind of pressure society places on us to find a soulmate can lead to reckless choices. But the movie gives the alternative - people who are happy being single - the same radical treatment. " ‐ Miami Herald
Posted Jun 1, 2016
3/4 96% Weiner (2016) "A riveting portrait of a man so consumed by hubris and confidence that he is utterly blind to his failings. " ‐ Miami Herald
Posted May 26, 2016
2/4 88% The Invitation (2016) "If you were at a creepy dinner party, and the hosts decided to show a video of their vacation in which they spent time with a crazy cult leader in Mexico, would you stick around for the main course? " ‐ Miami Herald
Posted May 19, 2016
2.5/4 91% The Nice Guys (2016) "The Nice Guys never lives up to the promise of its hilarious first 10 minutes, but Crowe and Gosling are good enough to leave you hoping for a sequel. " ‐ Miami Herald
Posted May 19, 2016
3/4 89% A Bigger Splash (2016) "A Bigger Splash takes place on the Italian island of Pantelleria, but the movie looks like it was shot in an alternate universe - it's an open-air hothouse. " ‐ Miami Herald
Posted May 18, 2016
3.5/4 94% Presenting Princess Shaw (2016) "The emotional connection we develop with her as the movie unfolds pays off in the final 20 minutes, which is about as happy of an ending as anyone could imagine, except this one really happened. Sometimes, good things happen to good people. " ‐ Miami Herald
Posted May 10, 2016
3.5/4 90% Captain America: Civil War (2016) "The summer movie season has barely begun, and already the remedy for superhero film fatigue has arrived. " ‐ Miami Herald
Posted May 3, 2016
3/4 78% Viva (2016) "Unlike too many films shot in Cuba, Viva never forsakes its characters for the sake of politics. " ‐ Miami Herald
Posted Apr 28, 2016
3/4 69% Louder Than Bombs (2016) "Here is a drama about a troubled family that builds not to a crescendo of screams and confrontations, but toward empathy and understanding. " ‐ Miami Herald
Posted Apr 28, 2016
1/4 8% Papa: Hemingway in Cuba (2016) "The first Hollywood feature filmed entirely on location in Havana since 1959 makes a good case for reinstating the U.S. travel ban to the island. " ‐ Miami Herald
Posted Apr 28, 2016
3/4 80% The First Monday in May (2016) "The movie has been smartly built to satisfy hardcore fashionistas and red-carpet gawkers in equal measure. " ‐ Miami Herald
Posted Apr 14, 2016
2/4 94% The Jungle Book (2016) "The better these talking beasts look, the more the film resembles a gorgeous screen saver. You admire The Jungle Book, but you can't lose yourself in it. " ‐ Miami Herald
Posted Apr 13, 2016
2/4 83% Midnight Special (2016) "You watch helplessly as the movie goes off the rails, the suspense and excitement leaking out of the enormous tension the early scenes had generated. " ‐ Miami Herald
Posted Apr 7, 2016
1.5/4 53% Demolition (2016) "Demolition never coalesces into anything meaningful: It's just a series of incidents that don't add up to anything. " ‐ Miami Herald
Posted Apr 7, 2016
3.5/4 87% Everybody Wants Some!! (2016) "Everybody Wants Some!! is the rare sort of raunchy American comedy that allows as much time for scenes of people simply talking as it does for mud-wrestling matches and bar brawls " ‐ Miami Herald
Posted Apr 7, 2016
2/4 27% Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice (2016) "In Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, the Dark Knight and the Man of Steel duke it out and the audience loses. " ‐ Miami Herald
Posted Mar 22, 2016
3/4 80% The Wave (Bolgen) (2016) "The whole thing is pure formula. But The Wave, which was Norway's official entry for the Academy Awards, makes it work anyway. " ‐ Miami Herald
Posted Mar 17, 2016
2.5/4 37% The Brothers Grimsby (2016) "Compared to glib junk like Zoolander 2, The Brothers Grimsby is practically high art. " ‐ Miami Herald
Posted Mar 10, 2016
2.5/4 90% 10 Cloverfield Lane (2016) "Tamp down those expectations, then tamp them down some more. " ‐ Miami Herald
Posted Mar 10, 2016
3/4 88% My Big Night (Mi Gran Noche) (2016) "This glitzy piñata of a movie kicks off with an elaborate dance number edited with the speed of something out of Mad Max: Fury Road, and only gets faster and loopier from there. " ‐ Miami Herald
Posted Mar 3, 2016
2/4 61% Race (2016) "A dull portrait of an extraordinary man. " ‐ Miami Herald
Posted Feb 18, 2016
2/4 85% Hail, Caesar! (2016) ""Hail, Caesar!" isn't the first time brothers Joel and Ethan Coen have made a dud comedy. But they've never made one that was this half-baked and lazy. " ‐ Miami Herald
Posted Feb 4, 2016
3.5/4 97% 45 Years (2015) "Sometimes, just when you think you have things figured out, life throws a curve ball. " ‐ Miami Herald
Posted Jan 21, 2016
3/4 92% Anomalisa (2015) "The prevailing mood in Anomalisa is a surreal otherness, the result of the intricate stop-motion animation, which is beautiful but not so polished to pass for Pixar. " ‐ Miami Herald
Posted Jan 14, 2016
3.5/4 82% The Revenant (2015) "Words matter little in a movie that favors seeing and feeling above all else. It's a work of pure, furious sensation. " ‐ Miami Herald
Posted Jan 7, 2016
3/4 73% Youth (2015) "Age is more than just a number, Youth tells us. What really matters, though, is whether you're going to let that number define you. " ‐ Miami Herald
Posted Dec 24, 2015
3/4 88% The Big Short (2015) "The Big Short is an angry, fiery movie disguised as a comedy. " ‐ Miami Herald
Posted Dec 24, 2015
3.5/4 75% The Hateful Eight (2015) "The Hateful Eight is a movie about the worst aspects of human nature, which is why the film can't be quite described as "fun," at least in the traditional sense. But Tarantino isn't glorifying the ugliness; he's condemning it. " ‐ Miami Herald
Posted Dec 23, 2015
2.5/4 92% Star Wars: Episode VII - The Force Awakens (2015) "For the first hour or so of The Force Awakens, director J. J. Abrams gives you everything you hoped for, and even exceeds your expectations. " ‐ Miami Herald
Posted Dec 16, 2015
2/4 43% In the Heart of the Sea (2015) "In the Heart of the Sea is a savage story of survival encased in Ron Howard amber - the gooey, dull coating of self-importance and respectability that typifies most of the pictures he has directed. " ‐ Miami Herald
Posted Dec 10, 2015
1/4 24% Victor Frankenstein (2015) "Although the mad doctor (played by James McAvoy) gets title billing, the star this time is his faithful assistant Igor (Daniel Radcliffe), a circus sideshow freak whose hump turns out to have been a really big zit (no, seriously). " ‐ Miami Herald
Posted Nov 24, 2015
3.5/4 94% Creed (2015) "Creed is formulaic and predictable, but it's also joyful and wise and tinged with lament, and it lands on the sweet spot between heartfelt art and mainstream entertainment too many Hollywood studios don't even try to hit. " ‐ Miami Herald
Posted Nov 24, 2015
3/4 40% Retour à Ithaque (Return to Ithaca) "Return to Ithaca is a bracing and surprisingly vocal expression of angst and frustration by people torn between love for their country and the harsh letdown that resulted from their loyalty. " ‐ Miami Herald
Posted Nov 12, 2015
4/4 96% Spotlight (2015) "Spotlight doesn't wallow in the glory of old-media ethics or lament the ongoing death of newspapers, but the movie quietly celebrates the rigorous standards of journalism that are dissipating in this era of click-baiting and Twitter outrage. " ‐ Miami Herald
Posted Nov 12, 2015
3/4 70% The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 2 (2015) "Grim, relentless and immensely satisfying, The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 2 sends out the dystopian sci-fi franchise on a feel-bad high. " ‐ Miami Herald
Posted Nov 10, 2015
4/4 94% Carol (2015) "This is a story about the most immutable force in nature and all the delirious highs and lows it imparts. Carol argues that yes, love hurts. But man, does it feel good. " ‐ Miami Herald
Posted Nov 5, 2015
2/4 65% Spectre (2015) "Familiarity is not without its pleasures. But Spectre is so confused and inert that Craig can't even sell the signature "Bond. James Bond" and "Shaken, not stirred" lines. " ‐ Miami Herald
Posted Nov 4, 2015
2/4 61% Truth (2015) "An apologia for the critical errors made by Mary Mapes, an award-winning producer for CBS News and 60 Minutes, and her team of investigators. " ‐ Miami Herald
Posted Oct 29, 2015
3/4 90% The Clan (El Clan) (2016) "Watching The Clan, you have to keep reminding yourself this absolutely insane story really happened. " ‐ Miami Herald
Posted Oct 22, 2015
3/4 84% Victoria (2015) "Victoria is a stunt, but it's a neat stunt that shapes and informs the movie - an integral part of the story. " ‐ Miami Herald
Posted Oct 15, 2015
3/4 91% Bridge of Spies (2015) "Bridge of Spies has been described as a minor work from a major filmmaker, but the film is too personal to dismiss as a curiosity, and its overall theme blends right in with many of Spielberg's previous pictures. " ‐ Miami Herald
Posted Oct 15, 2015
2.5/5 86% Steve Jobs (2015) "Sorkin's relentless chatter starts to weigh on you: Steve Jobs feels artificial and conceptualized when it should be building to a crescendo. " ‐ Miami Herald
Posted Oct 14, 2015
3/4 92% The Martian (2015) "The Martian does look like it was shot on Mars, even though the film's tone is suspiciously light and cheerful for Scott, who tends to thrive on a chillier, more dour habitat. But who can bemoan this great filmmaker a crowd-pleaser? " ‐ Miami Herald
Posted Oct 1, 2015
3.5/4 94% Sicario (2015) "This is not the first movie about the war being waged across the U.S.-Mexico border over the drug trade, but it's the first film in which the aura of constant menace and threat lingers and follows you home. " ‐ Miami Herald
Posted Sep 30, 2015
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