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Rich Cline

Rich Cline
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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
3/5 86% The Lost City of Z (2017) Based on a true story, it's the historical aspect of these events that holds the attention, even though the filmmakers kind of let the drama slip through their fingers.‐ Contactmusic.com
Read More | Posted Mar 24, 2017
3.5/5 66% Life (2017) Like a mash-up of Alien and Gravity, this ripping sci-fi horror movie is very effective at generating tension and terror. And it helps that an adept cast is on board to give some weight to characters who are rather thinly written.‐ Contactmusic.com
Read More | Posted Mar 24, 2017
1/5 19% CHIPS (2017) The lazy script never tries to crank up any real mystery or tension in the plot. Instead, the film is just a series of smutty jokes and incoherent stunt sequences, plus running gags that never reach a punchline.‐ Contactmusic.com
Read More | Posted Mar 24, 2017
4.5/5 99% Get Out (2017) It's a combination of a knowing issue-based drama, lively romantic comedy and unhinged horror that hits all of its targets with precision. And it keeps us gleefully entertained with its escalating terror.‐ Contactmusic.com
Read More | Posted Mar 17, 2017
4/5 97% The Salesman (Forushande) (2017) It's a story of normal people whose everyday life takes a turn that pushes them to the breaking point, and as it unfolds the film explores issues of morality and forgiveness in ways that are unpredictable and riveting.‐ Contactmusic.com
Read More | Posted Mar 17, 2017
4/5 70% Beauty and the Beast (2017) This remake of Disney's 1991 classic is remarkably faithful, using present-day digital animation effects to give the story a photo-realistic sheen. The addition of more songs makes it feel much more like a big movie musical.‐ Contactmusic.com
Read More | Posted Mar 17, 2017
3/5 97% The Love Witch (2016) A consistently hilarious pastiche of camp 1960s thrillers, this nutty movie plays it dead straight, even though every scene is luridly over the top.‐ Shadows on the Wall
Read More | Posted Mar 13, 2017
3/5 79% Personal Shopper (2017) The film has a gorgeous tone, with fascinating visuals that add subtly inventive special effects to the emotional mystery.‐ Contactmusic.com
Read More | Posted Mar 10, 2017
3/5 92% Certain Women (2016) Viewers who take the time to peer underneath the surface will find plenty of churning drama and resonance.‐ Contactmusic.com
Read More | Posted Mar 10, 2017
4/5 78% Kong: Skull Island (2017) It's a ripping adventure, cleverly directed by Jordan Vogt-Roberts to resemble a snarky Apocalypse Now remake with added gigantic beasts. And the eclectic cast makes sure that there's plenty of comedy, villainy and heroics to draw the audience in.‐ Contactmusic.com
Read More | Posted Mar 10, 2017
3.5/5 73% Viceroy's House (2017) In the end, the film is lively and enjoyable, with a strong sense of humour and some romantic surges that help the story resonate.‐ Contactmusic.com
Read More | Posted Mar 3, 2017
4/5 92% Logan (2017) It strikes a sombre, gritty tone from the start to take the audience on a dark and rather brutal road trip. So while it feels rather long and repetitive, the movie also has a strong emotional kick.‐ Contactmusic.com
Read More | Posted Mar 2, 2017
3.5/5 57% Trespass Against Us (2017) With an extra dose of attitude and energy, this Irish comedy-drama hits us like a punch in the nose, launching at full speed and never letting up.‐ Contactmusic.com
Read More | Posted Mar 2, 2017
2.5/5 40% A Cure For Wellness (2017) Much of what happens is genuinely cringe-worthy, but the effect is badly watered down by the movie's increasingly shallowness.‐ Contactmusic.com
Read More | Posted Feb 27, 2017
4/5 80% Patriots Day (2017) This film manages to get the balance right between gritty action and inspiring heroics.‐ Contactmusic.com
Read More | Posted Feb 27, 2017
5/5 46% It's Only the End of the World (Juste la fin du monde) (2016) This one also features a stellar cast at the top of their game, and a situation that's almost painfully easy to identify with.‐ Contactmusic.com
Read More | Posted Feb 24, 2017
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 93% Hidden Figures (2017) Hugely engaging, as well as important and inspiring.‐ Contactmusic.com
Read More | Posted Feb 17, 2017
4/5 83% 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 90% 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 92% 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 87% 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 89% 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 34% 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 17% 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 32% 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 40% 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 96% 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 92% 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