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Rich Cline

Rich Cline
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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
3.5/5 90% John Wick: Chapter 2 (2017) Another superb mix of cool imagery and coherent action.‐ Contactmusic.com
Read More | Posted Feb 17, 2017
3.5/5 92% Hidden Figures (2017) Hugely engaging, as well as important and inspiring.‐ Contactmusic.com
Read More | Posted Feb 17, 2017
4/5 82% The Founder (2017) Michael Keaton delivers a storming performance.‐ Contactmusic.com
Read More | Posted Feb 17, 2017
2.5/5 17% The Space Between Us (2017) The script simply never bothers to develop anything. ‐ Contactmusic.com
Read More | Posted Feb 10, 2017
3.5/5 93% Fences (2016) The script is so robust and important, and hugely relevant to everyone in the audience, that it demands to be seen.‐ Contactmusic.com
Read More | Posted Feb 10, 2017
3/5 91% The Lego Batman Movie (2017) It's a lot of fun, with witty animation and a seriously fantastic array of characters that engulf the entire DC universe and every Batman movie ever made, plus superb jabs at Marvel.‐ Contactmusic.com
Read More | Posted Feb 10, 2017
3.5/5 42% Gold (2017) This lively and sometimes outrageous adventure is packed with twists and turns that the audience never sees coming.‐ Contactmusic.com
Read More | Posted Feb 3, 2017
4/5 89% Loving (2016) The film is written and directed with a sharp attention to detail, which means including some facts that are rather messy‐ Contactmusic.com
Read More | Posted Feb 3, 2017
4/5 93% Toni Erdmann (2016) Surprises us with both its hilarity and its resonance.‐ Contactmusic.com
Read More | Posted Feb 3, 2017
3/5 71% The White King (2016) This chilling undertone keeps the audience gripped even when the story seems to spin its wheels.‐ Shadows on the Wall
Read More | Posted Jan 27, 2017
4/5 86% Hacksaw Ridge (2016) As a director, Mel Gibson is great at telling vivid stories that evoke intense feelings. And Andrew Garfield delivers another remarkably internalised performance that resonates strongly.‐ Contactmusic.com
Read More | Posted Jan 26, 2017
3.5/5 73% Sing (2016) The quality of the animation in this musical comedy may not be up to Pixar standards, but the story and characters are thoroughly endearing.‐ Contactmusic.com
Read More | Posted Jan 26, 2017
4/5 77% T2 Trainspotting (2017) Since the characters have aged into middle-aged men now, the film has a very different kind of energy to it, mixing the visceral imagery with a knowing sense of nostalgia. And once again, it has a lot to say about the state of the world.‐ Contactmusic.com
Read More | Posted Jan 26, 2017
4.5/5 93% La La Land (2016) Somehow manages to be a feel-good triumph as well as a darkly honest exploration of the quest for fame and romance in Los Angeles. ‐ Contactmusic.com
Read More | Posted Jan 20, 2017
2.5/5 43% xXx: Return of Xander Cage (2017) Make no mistake, this is a terrible movie that doesn't even try to make even a whiff of sense. ‐ Contactmusic.com
Read More | Posted Jan 20, 2017
5/5 90% Jackie (2016) It's a complex, provocative film, artfully directed by Chilean filmmaker Pablo Larrain and anchored by a riveting performance from Natalie Portman.‐ Contactmusic.com
Read More | Posted Jan 20, 2017
3/4 75% Split (2017) It's a genuinely freaky movie, packed with unsettling touches and wonderfully intense performances.‐ Contactmusic.com
Read More | Posted Jan 20, 2017
3/5 35% Live By Night (2017) It's beautifully assembled by a skilled cast and crew. Even so, the film never quite generates quite enough energy to engage properly with the audience.‐ Contactmusic.com
Read More | Posted Jan 12, 2017
4/5 96% Manchester by the Sea (2016) Writer-director Kenneth Lonergan creates characters so vivid that they get deep under the skin, and he allows his actors to so fully inhabit them that they become unforgettable.‐ Contactmusic.com
Read More | Posted Jan 12, 2017
2/5 18% Assassin's Creed (2016) The filmmakers were trying to please gamers more than moviegoers. Perhaps it's impossible do both.‐ Contactmusic.com
Read More | Posted Jan 6, 2017
3.5/5 33% Monster Trucks (2017) The continual chase sequences are wildly amusing as they include quite a lot of gravity defying driving and wanton destruction.‐ Contactmusic.com
Read More | Posted Jan 5, 2017
4.5/5 87% A Monster Calls (2017) It's a darkly emotional journey taken by a young boy who is grappling with huge issues he doesn't quite understand.‐ Contactmusic.com
Read More | Posted Jan 5, 2017
2.5/5 12% Collateral Beauty (2016) It's a slickly made movie with a first-rate cast, but occasional glimpses of gritty honesty aren't quite enough to counteract sudsy philosophising that sounds profound but is actually rather shallow.‐ Contactmusic.com
Read More | Posted Dec 29, 2016
4/5 93% I, Daniel Blake (2016) Loach makes movies that are refreshingly honest in their approach and unflinching in their reaction to injustice.‐ Contactmusic.com
Read More | Posted Dec 23, 2016
4/5 96% Paterson (2016) It's a whimsical story packed with wry humour, thoughtful emotion and some spicy details in both the people and places.‐ Contactmusic.com
Read More | Posted Dec 23, 2016
3/5 39% Why Him? (2016) Audiences in search of escapism will find plenty to chuckle at as things spiral ludicrously out of control.‐ Contactmusic.com
Read More | Posted Dec 23, 2016
3.5/5 31% Passengers (2016) Despite its hint of serious edge, this is ultimately little more than escapist fluff. At least it's solidly well made to help us escape the troubles of Earth for a couple of hours.‐ Contactmusic.com
Read More | Posted Dec 23, 2016
4/5 95% Neruda (2016) It's funny and emotional, and visually stunning as it criss-crosses Chile from the ocean to the ice-capped Andean peaks. And its originality makes it simply stunning.‐ Contactmusic.com
Read More | Posted Dec 15, 2016
4/5 93% The Eagle Huntress (2016) One of the most gripping adventure stories put on film this year.‐ Contactmusic.com
Read More | Posted Dec 15, 2016
4.5/5 85% Rogue One: A Star Wars Story (2016) A seriously rousing action film with a riveting cast of characters and a surprising willingness to embrace even the darkest elements of storytelling.‐ Contactmusic.com
Read More | Posted Dec 15, 2016
3.5/5 71% The Birth of a Nation (2016) Some of the themes feel a little pushy, but the film has real power.‐ Contactmusic.com
Read More | Posted Dec 8, 2016
4/5 61% Snowden (2016) Here's another remarkable biopic from Oliver Stone, who has used all-star casts and intensely pointed filmmaking to trace the lives of such people as JFK, Nixon, Jim Morrison and George W. Bush.‐ Contactmusic.com
Read More | Posted Dec 8, 2016
3/5 41% Office Christmas Party (2016) Yes, this is pretty much what you expect it will be: a clumsily written lark that strains for gross-out gags. But it also manages to keep the audience laughing, simply because the cast is up for it.‐ Contactmusic.com
Read More | Posted Dec 8, 2016
3.5/5 95% Moana (2016) We never doubt for a second that Moana and Maui will complete their mission, but at least the story and animation have some lovely surprises in store along the way, especially in the spectacular climactic encounter.‐ Contactmusic.com
Read More | Posted Dec 2, 2016
4/5 95% The Edge of Seventeen (2016) An unusually realistic teen movie, this drama gets deep under the skin of its characters, breathing new life into the genre.‐ Contactmusic.com
Read More | Posted Dec 2, 2016
3/5 71% Bleed For This (2016) This is such a ripping true story that it can't help but grab hold of the audience, even if the film never quite breaks through the surface.‐ Contactmusic.com
Read More | Posted Dec 2, 2016
3/5 62% Allied (2016) The larger themes still grab hold, asking the question of how well we can ever know someone, even if we love and trust them unconditionally.‐ Contactmusic.com
Read More | Posted Nov 29, 2016
2/5 23% Bad Santa 2 (2016) The original is still a classic, and we can just pretend that this one never happened.‐ Contactmusic.com
Read More | Posted Nov 29, 2016
3/5 85% A United Kingdom (2017) It's made properly engaging with central roles beautifully played by David Oyelowo and Rosamund Pike. So it's a shame that the screenplay is so simplistic.‐ Contactmusic.com
Read More | Posted Nov 29, 2016
3.5/5 No Score Yet Ron and Laura Take Back America (2016) Broad and silly, it makes some very strong points on a variety of topics. So it's smart and important, even if it feels like a Saturday Night Live sketch that goes on for 90 minutes.‐ Shadows on the Wall
Read More | Posted Nov 29, 2016
3/5 73% Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them (2016) The film has enough lively humour to keep things entertaining, but the movie itself is thin and derivative, never quite engaging the audience with its magic.‐ Contactmusic.com
Read More | Posted Nov 17, 2016
4/5 89% Elle (2016) There's a boldly comical tone to this outrageous thriller that can't help but unnerve audiences right the way through to a chilling climax.‐ Contactmusic.com
Read More | Posted Nov 10, 2016
2.5/5 41% 100 Streets (2017) This film is very nicely shot and acted, but the simplistic script makes it difficult to properly engage with.‐ Contactmusic.com
Read More | Posted Nov 10, 2016
4.5/5 94% Arrival (2016) This sci-fi drama has an enjoyably brain-bending plot that leaves the audience almost stunned with the weight of its themes.‐ Contactmusic.com
Read More | Posted Nov 10, 2016
3/5 59% The Light Between Oceans (2016) No one will deny that it looks gorgeous, and that the cast performs with raw emotional intensity.‐ Contactmusic.com
Read More | Posted Nov 4, 2016
2.5/5 51% The Accountant (2016) While this slick dramatic thriller plays with some intriguing ideas and themes, it never actually breaks the surface, relying on silly plotting and simplistic moralising.‐ Contactmusic.com
Read More | Posted Nov 4, 2016
3.5/5 73% Nocturnal Animals (2016) Even if the action-mystery dominates the subtler scenes, the film remains a moving look at the impossibility of achieving happiness, love, success and redemption at the same time.‐ Contactmusic.com
Read More | Posted Nov 4, 2016
4.5/5 96% Train to Busan (Bu-san-haeng) (2016) This is one of the most breathless action thrillers in recent memory, propelling the audience through its story at the same breakneck speed as the bullet train on which it takes place.‐ Contactmusic.com
Read More | Posted Oct 28, 2016
4/5 89% Burn Burn Burn (2015) An unusually intelligent black comedy, this British independent film takes the audience on a road trip that's packed with surprises.‐ Contactmusic.com
Read More | Posted Oct 28, 2016
4/5 90% Doctor Strange (2016) Yes, Doctor Strange will change the tone of Marvel movies going forward, and that's a very good thing.‐ Contactmusic.com
Read More | Posted Oct 28, 2016