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Rex Roberts

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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
88% Zero Days (2016) "Alex Gibney sounds the alarm on cyber-warfare with this compelling, disturbing documentary that employs state-of-the-art graphics and innovative dramatic feints. " ‐ Film Journal International
Posted Jul 7, 2016
63% High-Rise (2016) "A self-indulgent muddle. Audiences will be hard-pressed to comprehend the characters, or even follow the plot. " ‐ Film Journal International
Posted May 10, 2016
82% Tale of Tales (Il racconto dei racconti) (2016) "A trio of fairytales for adults, Tale of Tales is painterly, theatrical and provocative, although, typical of anthology films, the parts are greater than the whole. " ‐ Film Journal International
Posted Apr 21, 2016
88% Francofonia (2016) "Resplendent and reflexive, gritty and silly, 'Francofonia' is much like its title, suggestive of rock concerts and recondite lectures. " ‐ Film Journal International
Posted Apr 1, 2016
37% The Brothers Grimsby (2016) "While there are smart lines and amusing sequences, the whole business becomes tiresome, then distasteful and, finally, a tad repugnant. " ‐ Film Journal International
Posted Mar 10, 2016
95% Eye In The Sky (2016) "Taut, provocative and timely, Eye in the Sky has the all the right elements. " ‐ Film Journal International
Posted Mar 8, 2016
59% Barney Thomson (The Legend of Barney Thomson) (2016) "Macabre comedy featuring Emma Thompson as a besotted (but somehow beloved) harridan should attract fans of cheeky British (er, Scottish) crime dramas. " ‐ Film Journal International
Posted Mar 8, 2016
94% Carol (2015) "Faithful adaptation of Patricia Highsmith's love story features two moving performances in a wonderfully realized production. " ‐ Film Journal International
Posted Nov 11, 2015
88% Mr. Holmes (2015) "Mr. Holmes will delight Sherlock fans weary of seeing the imperious investigator reimagined as an action hero. " ‐ Film Journal International
Posted Jul 15, 2015
52% Escobar: Paradise Lost (2015) "Interesting but uneven. " ‐ Film Journal International
Posted Jun 25, 2015
88% The Tribe (2015) "In the end, [director Myroslav] Slaboshpytskiy pushes his story beyond plausibility, or it may be that he was striving for allegory all along...it's unclear. " ‐ Film Journal International
Posted Jun 17, 2015
81% 1001 Grams (2015) "Charming comedy handles weighty ideas with a light touch and winsome soundtrack. " ‐ Film Journal International
Posted May 7, 2015
14% Kill Me Three Times (2015) "The film fails to engage the audience in the action onscreen, and [its] laughs aren't jolly enough to compensate. " ‐ Film Journal International
Posted Apr 8, 2015
31% Cut Bank (2015) "[John Malkovich's] performance reminds us that good acting transcends mediocre material. " ‐ Film Journal International
Posted Apr 1, 2015
99% Leviathan (2014) "[Director Andrey] Zvyagintsev spins a compelling story with unexpected twists and turns and startling cinematic moments. " ‐ Film Journal International
Posted Dec 23, 2014
47% Viva la libertà (2014) "Entertaining if cerebral fable will appeal to fans of Italian cinema but otherwise struggle to find an audience. " ‐ Film Journal International
Posted Nov 7, 2014
94% Whiplash (2014) "Whiplash is one of the most affecting and enjoyable movies of the year. Young director Damien Chazelle turns out to be a natural-born filmmaker with impressive chops. " ‐ Film Journal International
Posted Oct 9, 2014
82% The Two Faces of January (2014) "Making his directorial debut, versatile screenwriter Hossein Amini...has crafted an entertaining, evocative drama in The Two Faces of January. " ‐ Film Journal International
Posted Sep 25, 2014
89% The Drop (2014) "No, the performances are good enough, the story engaging enough, but The Drop never convinces us that the events unfolding on the screen are more than a filmmaker's conceit. " ‐ Film Journal International
Posted Sep 11, 2014
89% Calvary (2014) "Calvary, however, offers no redemption or even catharsis - at best, some talk of forgiveness - and McDonagh's crude drollery, if that's the word for it, feels forced, fake, as though anger is acceptable if delivered with a punch line. " ‐ Film Journal International
Posted Jul 31, 2014
42% Words And Pictures (2014) "A rom-com that knows its demographic -- boomers coping with the heartache and natural shocks that flesh is heir to -- Words and Pictures is too earnest for its genre. " ‐ Film Journal International
Posted May 21, 2014
91% Locke (2014) "Locke is everything most of [Steven Knight's past films] aren't, with an identifiable character struggling with real problems, but compressing time and place to concentrate emotion and heighten mood. " ‐ Film Journal International
Posted Apr 21, 2014
51% Cuban Fury (2014) "It's all in good fun, the movie doesn't outstay its welcome, and even wallflowers will vouchsafe the feel-good ending. " ‐ Film Journal International
Posted Apr 10, 2014
65% The French Minister (2014) "Other than Tavernier's odd decision to draw Taillard de Worms with broad strokes, while sketching the remaining ensemble with considerable nuance, The French Minister has one big barrier to audiences who don't speak French: There are too many words. " ‐ Film Journal International
Posted Mar 20, 2014
96% The Lunchbox (2014) "Like pineapple raita, The Lunchbox is sweet and savory, although its ending invites anxiety, like a too-spicy curry. " ‐ Film Journal International
Posted Feb 24, 2014
13% Winter's Tale (2014) "...Goldsman tends, like many successful filmmakers, to wax effusive, so an affecting love story inflates into an overwrought passion. " ‐ Film Journal International
Posted Feb 12, 2014
89% Tim's Vermeer (2014) "An original and endearing documentary from Penn & Teller asks the question: How did he do that? " ‐ Film Journal International
Posted Dec 5, 2013
46% Last Vegas (2013) "Here's a movie that needs no review. Last Vegas doesn't live up to its tagline -- "It's going to be legendary" -- but it delivers the shtick promised in the film's ubiquitous trailers. " ‐ Film Journal International
Posted Oct 31, 2013
35% The Counselor (2013) "McCarthy has a Biblical sense of evil, palpable in his dark novels, but his attempts to shock us in The Counselor fall as flat as his studied dialogue and contrived characters. " ‐ Film Journal International
Posted Oct 25, 2013
50% A Single Shot (2013) "Sam Rockwell delivers another outstanding performance in this saturnine meditation on greed set in backwoods Appalachia. " ‐ Film Journal International
Posted Sep 19, 2013
63% The Rise (Wasteland) (2013) "It's all good for having a laugh, for Wasteland, despite its ponderous title, gives us a likeable bunch of rascals we can root for, increasingly rare in the genre... " ‐ Film Journal International
Posted Jul 25, 2013
54% The Look of Love (2013) "The Look of Love stays on the surface, and since decadence no longer shocks or even titillates, that surface has lost its luster. " ‐ Film Journal International
Posted Jul 2, 2013
48% The Great Gatsby (2013) " Jay-Z meets Jay G in this hyperventilated version of F. Scott's eloquent novel about an enigmatic self-made millionaire-the film isn't for purists, but Baz should generate a buzz with young audiences. " ‐ Film Journal International
Posted May 7, 2013
68% Trance (2013) "Danny Boyle reworks familiar tropes--stolen art, expedient amnesia and the ever-titillating love triangle--into a stylish, diverting thriller. " ‐ Film Journal International
Posted Apr 2, 2013
80% Reality (2013) "Garrone is exploring weighty matters in Reality, questions of spirituality alternating with those pertaining to living a good life in the world, but the filmmakers seem to be having so much fun, the movie never grows ponderous. " ‐ Film Journal International
Posted Mar 15, 2013
90% Beyond The Hills (2013) "Fraught with anxiety and callousness, Beyond the Hills can be hard to watch, although the severe sets, adumbral cinematography and wintry landscapes lend stark poetry to the proceedings. " ‐ Film Journal International
Posted Mar 7, 2013
47% The Sweeney (2013) "Pulpy Brit actioner for die-hard fans of Ray Winstone, whose close-to-camp turn as '70s TV hero Jack Regan isn't enough to warrant a booking. " ‐ Film Journal International
Posted Mar 5, 2013
82% Like Someone in Love (2013) " A companion piece to Certified Copy but reminiscent of Taste of Cherry, it falls somewhere between those celebrated Kiarostami signature pieces, yet his new film has a sense and style of its own. " ‐ Film Journal International
Posted Feb 14, 2013
100% Flight of the Butterflies (2012) "Short, easy-to-like and informative movie is refreshingly upbeat, as bright as its subject, and at just under 45 minutes, a perfect entertainment for restless youngsters. " ‐ Film Journal International
Posted Jan 3, 2013
93% Barbara (2012) "An intimate meditation on freedom set in East Germany at the end of the Cold War, but this time, it's personal. " ‐ Film Journal International
Posted Dec 19, 2012
94% Photographic Memory (2012) "This modest coda to Ross McElwee's autobiographical trilogy will interest fans of this eccentric documentarian but bore those less familiar with his work. " ‐ Film Journal International
Posted Oct 12, 2012
94% Knuckleball! (2012) "An uplifting documentary about perseverance and determination reminds us that the national pastime still offers old-school heroes. " ‐ Film Journal International
Posted Sep 24, 2012
58% The Eye of the Storm (2012) "Wry drama adapted from a the novel by Australia's Nobel Prize-winning author Patrick White showcases outstanding acting, good writing and an excellent score. " ‐ Film Journal International
Posted Sep 6, 2012
71% Klovn: The Movie (Klown) (2012) "Klown is funny, the characters inexplicably appealing, and its portrait of Denmark an unexpected "reveal." So why do we feel icky having laughed and learned? " ‐ Film Journal International
Posted Jul 25, 2012
78% Killer Joe (2012) "A paean to pulp fiction, this gruesome but thoroughly entertaining Geek tragedy features a son plotting to kill his mother and prostitute his sister, with his father a willing accomplice. " ‐ Film Journal International
Posted Jul 25, 2012
66% Trishna (2012) "Imaginative, evocative adaptation of a classic Victorian novel is fresh and compelling, with Freida Pinto delivering a moving performance as the tragic heroine. " ‐ Film Journal International
Posted Jul 11, 2012
91% Gypsy (2012) "A portrait of a denigrated people disguised as revenge tragedy, Gypsy is a window onto a way of life rarely glimpsed by outsiders. " ‐ Film Journal International
Posted Jun 27, 2012
74% The Intouchables (2012) "Endearing and exuberant comedy about unlikely friends who help each other overcome handicaps-physical and otherwise. " ‐ Film Journal International
Posted May 24, 2012
21% Elles (2012) "A movie made by women for women, Elles will find a sympathetic audience among those who identify with the woman-in-crisis. The rest of us will be perplexed, if not flummoxed... " ‐ Film Journal International
Posted Apr 26, 2012
86% The Pirates! Band of Misfits (2012) "Aardman's first stop-motion feature in 3D doesn't overdo the now-ubiquitous special effects, but the added dimension refreshes the studio's signature chases without dampening its endearing drollery. " ‐ Film Journal International
Posted Apr 26, 2012
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