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Rich Cline

Rich Cline
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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
3.5/5 67% Cars 3 (2017) While the issue of this contrived world continues to niggle (a herd of mooing tractors?), the comedy and energy will keep audiences entertained.‐ Contactmusic.com
Read More | Posted Jul 21, 2017
4/5 78% The Beguiled (2017) A remarkably effective gothic thriller, darkly playing on the vulnerability and innate power of women.‐ Contactmusic.com
Read More | Posted Jul 21, 2017
4/5 82% Handsome Devil (2017) A sharply written film, with bold central characters and some surprisingly strong emotional moments‐ Shadows on the Wall
Read More | Posted Jul 20, 2017
4.5/5 94% War for the Planet of the Apes (2017) The surprisingly thoughtful prequel trilogy comes to a powerful conclusion with this robust, dramatic thriller, which avoids most of the annoying cliches of action blockbusters to offer something much deeper.‐ Contactmusic.com
Read More | Posted Jul 14, 2017
4/5 85% Okja (2017) The film has a snappy, witty tone that propels us into the story, with moments of satirical comedy, earthy humour and some exhilarating, inventively staged action.‐ Contactmusic.com
Read More | Posted Jul 7, 2017
4/5 88% It Comes At Night (2017) This sharply original horror film not only approaches its premise from an unexpected angle, but it creates characters who add a psychological depth that makes the film far more involving than expected.‐ Contactmusic.com
Read More | Posted Jul 7, 2017
4.5/5 93% Spider-Man: Homecoming (2017) Tom Holland seems to have been born to play the role, infusing the entire film with cheeky teenage energy. And it's also one of the funniest, most complex blockbusters of the year.‐ Contactmusic.com
Read More | Posted Jul 7, 2017
2.5/5 16% All Eyez on Me (2017) The writers and director never quite get a grip on their subject matter, including far too many inexplicable events and unidentified characters.‐ Contactmusic.com
Read More | Posted Jun 30, 2017
3.5/5 94% Baby Driver (2017) It's pure candy for the eyes and ears, impeccably staged by writer-director Edgar Wright. And we don't mind much that there's not much more to it than that.‐ Contactmusic.com
Read More | Posted Jun 30, 2017
3.5/5 61% Despicable Me 3 (2017) It's so jam-packed with gags that the movie leaves the audience feeling a little bewildered along the way, since we never get a chance to lock into either the story or characters before we're off for another manic set-piece. But it's a lot of fun.‐ Contactmusic.com
Read More | Posted Jun 30, 2017
3/5 49% Churchill (2017) It's skilfully written and directed, and anchored by a wonderfully layered performance by Brian Cox.‐ Contactmusic.com
Read More | Posted Jun 23, 2017
2.5/5 23% The Book of Henry (2017) Gregg Hurwitz's script takes so many difficult turns that these themes get lost. This leaves the film's final act feeling like a contrived mixture of pushy sentimentality and unconvincing violence.‐ Contactmusic.com
Read More | Posted Jun 23, 2017
2.5/5 43% Hampstead (2017) A rather feeble romantic-comedy.‐ Contactmusic.com
Read More | Posted Jun 23, 2017
4/5 69% Gifted (2017) A striking exploration of the tricky connections between parents and children and the importance of makeshift families. And it's so sharply played that it can't help but move us.‐ Contactmusic.com
Read More | Posted Jun 23, 2017
1.5/5 15% Transformers: The Last Knight (2017) This movie leaves us feeling like we've been smacked in the face for two and a half long hours. So the pre-credit tag teasing part six is chilling for all the wrong reasons.‐ Contactmusic.com
Read More | Posted Jun 23, 2017
4/5 87% Whitney: Can I Be Me (2017) This is a bracingly powerful portrait of how the music industry consumes its artists, forcing them to create an image and stick with it, regardless of who they really are.‐ Contactmusic.com
Read More | Posted Jun 16, 2017
4/5 64% Detour (2017) A film that pulls us in and challenges us with ideas and emotions that are deeply resonant, even as the plot builds a gripping sense of tension. And in addition to the twisty, tricky filmmaking style, the performances carry a striking emotional kick.‐ Contactmusic.com
Read More | Posted Jun 9, 2017
3/5 45% The Hippopotamus (2017) This British satirical comedy may be a bit of a mess, but since it's based on a Stephen Fry novel, the snappy wit in the dialogue zings with his specific brand of intelligent humour.‐ Contactmusic.com
Read More | Posted Jun 9, 2017
3/5 No Score Yet Interlude in Prague (2017) Its tone veers wildly in operatic fashion from cute comedy to lusty romance to very dark violence. But the actors are terrific, and the film catches a clever sense of both the history and the music.‐ Contactmusic.com
Read More | Posted Jun 9, 2017
3/5 46% Wilson (2017) Woody Harrelson pours plenty of energy, humour and emotion into the title role, but it's difficult to identify with this optimistic curmudgeon. Still, quite a few moments are genuinely hilarious.‐ Contactmusic.com
Read More | Posted Jun 9, 2017
2.5/5 76% My Cousin Rachel (2017) It's just a shame that this version, while gorgeous to look at, never quite manages to generate the momentum needed to involve the audience.‐ Contactmusic.com
Read More | Posted Jun 9, 2017
2.5/5 15% The Mummy (2017) Everything on-screen has been extravagantly over-designed, with cavernous sets that have been made deliberately dark and sooty. But this leaves the entire movie feeling artificial, random mayhem in fake places.‐ Contactmusic.com
Read More | Posted Jun 9, 2017
3.5/5 No Score Yet People You May Know (2016) As it traces a year in the messy romantic lives of its three central characters, this film strikes an introspective, warmly engaging tone. ‐ Shadows on the Wall
Read More | Posted Jun 6, 2017
1.5/5 63% The Greasy Strangler (2016) With its relentlessly crude filmmaking, this gonzo horror-comedy feels like Beavis and Butt-Head tried to make a mash-up homage to John Waters and David Lynch. Except that the movie is never remotely funny or scary. ‐ Shadows on the Wall
Read More | Posted Jun 6, 2017
3.5/5 18% Dare To Be Wild (2015) Even with a few corny plot points, this is a beautifully made, thoroughly involving movie that might help change the way you think about nature.‐ Shadows on the Wall
Read More | Posted Jun 6, 2017
2.5/5 19% Baywatch (2017) Sadly, this movie falls back on cheap jokes that simply aren't that funny. Fans of Dwayne Johnson and Zac Efron will still have a good time -- they're both unstoppably engaging -- but the truth is that this simply isn't good enough.‐ Contactmusic.com
Read More | Posted Jun 2, 2017
2/5 29% Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales (2017) This fifth film in the long-running series never quite gets its sea legs. With a waterlogged script and a startlingly murky production design, this is the first movie in the franchise that lacks a sense of swashbuckling merriment.‐ Contactmusic.com
Read More | Posted Jun 2, 2017
4/5 92% Wonder Woman (2017) Boldly optimistic, this action-packed adventure breathes fresh life into the DC universe with a welcome balance of comedy, flirtation and a sense of righteous justice.‐ Contactmusic.com
Read More | Posted Jun 2, 2017
3.5/5 80% Colossal (2017) This is a clever exploration of the impact our behaviour has on the people around us and the word at large. And it's also a heart-stopping look at the nature of destructive relationships.‐ Contactmusic.com
Read More | Posted May 26, 2017
4/5 100% Anti Matter (2017) Stylish and intriguing, this British thriller plays enjoyably with science. Despite the portentous topicality, writer-director Keir Burrows maintains a witty, realistic tone that's completely disarming.‐ Shadows on the Wall
Read More | Posted May 22, 2017
3/5 28% King Arthur: Legend Of The Sword (2017) Even if the action is too whizzy for its own good, it has a sense of scale that makes it eye-catching. And the script's exploration of identity and power is actually meaningful.‐ Contactmusic.com
Read More | Posted May 19, 2017
4.5/5 90% Lady Macbeth (2017) Insinuating and bold, the film quickly worms its way under the skin, unnerving us to the core with its shocking story, clever camerawork and razor-sharp acting.‐ Contactmusic.com
Read More | Posted May 5, 2017
3/5 24% Unlocked (2017) By injecting a steady sense of fun, this slick but mindless action thriller both holds the attention and keeps the audience entertained, even when things get very silly indeed.‐ Contactmusic.com
Read More | Posted May 5, 2017
4/5 88% Their Finest (2017) It's the attention to detail that makes this so much fun to watch, including a willingness to let the plot twist in some unexpected directions along the way.‐ Contactmusic.com
Read More | Posted Apr 28, 2017
3.5/5 50% The Promise (2017) The filmmakers take a rather soft approach to the story, setting out a romantic plotline with the genocide as a backdrop. So the resulting drama is somewhat uneven, but the events are so powerful that the film can't be ignored.‐ Contactmusic.com
Read More | Posted Apr 28, 2017
4.5/5 81% Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 (2017) While Baby Groot is almost painfully adorable, it's Bautista's hilariously open-hearted Drax who steals the show.‐ Contactmusic.com
Read More | Posted Apr 28, 2017
3/5 26% Unforgettable (2017) With heavy echoes of trashy thrillers like Fatal Attraction, this movie overcomes its painfully simplistic script with plenty of nasty nuttiness.‐ Contactmusic.com
Read More | Posted Apr 28, 2017
2/5 53% The Belko Experiment (2017) This is little more than a sadistic exercise in violence and death, more along the lines of the Saw series. And if it didn't have such a terrific cast, it would be unwatchable.‐ Contactmusic.com
Read More | Posted Apr 21, 2017
3.5/5 73% The Sense Of An Ending (2017) This an introspective story about finding closure, and it's nice that the filmmakers avoid ramping up the narrative to push a big emotional climax. Instead, it's in the small moments that the film rings true.‐ Contactmusic.com
Read More | Posted Apr 14, 2017
3.5/5 92% A Quiet Passion (2017) Like her writing, the film has a moody, dry exterior that conceals a fiendishly sharp wit. It's also an unusually smart film, combining emotional resonance with brainy conversation, even as it moves at a glacial pace.‐ Contactmusic.com
Read More | Posted Apr 14, 2017
3.5/5 66% The Fate of the Furious (2017) This episode is marginally more grounded than the high-flying previous installment, but it's still utterly preposterous. It's also a huge amount of fun, thanks to the snappy cast and far larger than life driving stunts.‐ Contactmusic.com
Read More | Posted Apr 14, 2017
3/5 53% City of Tiny Lights (2016) Even if the story never quite ties up all of its lose ends, at least it's a fascinating portrayal of the ethnic mix in most London neighbourhoods.‐ Contactmusic.com
Read More | Posted Apr 7, 2017
3/5 46% Going in Style (2017) A little more honesty about the precarious experience these retirees find themselves in might have given the film a stronger blast of earned emotion. But this is a likable movie that passes the time amiably enough.‐ Contactmusic.com
Read More | Posted Apr 7, 2017
3.5/5 52% The Boss Baby (2017) There isn't a lot of subtlety in this madcap animated comedy... But it's also silly and busy, and cute enough to make everyone in the audience sigh a few times. And it's anchored by a terrific vocal performance from Alec Baldwin.‐ Contactmusic.com
Read More | Posted Apr 7, 2017
4.5/5 96% Graduation (Bacalaureat) (2017) Packed with authentic characters we can easily identify with, it's powerfully thought-provoking, dramatically gripping and bursting with meaning, even though it never preaches at us.‐ Contactmusic.com
Read More | Posted Apr 7, 2017
3.5/5 67% Free Fire (2017) While there's not much to it, the actors have plenty of grist to bring their roles to life. Which makes the film funny and intense all the way through, even if there's no emotional connection at all.‐ Contactmusic.com
Read More | Posted Mar 31, 2017
3.5/5 45% Ghost in the Shell (2017) Director Rupert Sanders pulls out all the stops, expertly deploying an eclectic cast and a continual stream of eye-popping visual effects. This helps make up for the surprisingly thin approach to the story's deeper themes.‐ Contactmusic.com
Read More | Posted Mar 31, 2017
3/5 87% 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 67% 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 16% 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