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Rich Cline

Rich Cline
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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
4.5/5 100% Paddington 2 (2018) It's also refreshingly designed with a timeless style that's quirky and inventive rather than gimmicky-cool, undercutting the sentimentality with good-hearted sarcasm while making the important point that we need to take care of each other.‐ Contactmusic.com
Read More | Posted Nov 10, 2017
3/5 28% A Bad Moms Christmas (2017) The film's raucous humour is just rude enough to seem transgressive, even if it isn't.‐ Contactmusic.com
Read More | Posted Nov 10, 2017
3.5/5 58% Murder On The Orient Express (2017) The stand-out in the ensemble is Pfeiffer, whose blowsy American has the most intriguing trajectory‐ Contactmusic.com
Read More | Posted Nov 10, 2017
2/5 8% The Snowman (2017) The mystery develops in directions that aren't remotely interesting, leaving the entire movie feeling flat. At least it's beautifully photographed in stunning Norwegian scenery.‐ Contactmusic.com
Read More | Posted Oct 27, 2017
3.5/5 92% Thor: Ragnarok (2017) The most riotously enjoyable Marvel movie yet.‐ Contactmusic.com
Read More | Posted Oct 27, 2017
4.5/5 97% Call Me by Your Name (2017) What sets this movie apart is the way it creates characters who feel like they have vivid, full lives even when they're not on-screen. So as they collide and connect, everything feels organic and full of possibilities.‐ Contactmusic.com
Read More | Posted Oct 27, 2017
4/5 66% Breathe (2017) Characters burst with personality, and the events unfold with some unexpected complications that make the movie strikingly edgy.‐ Contactmusic.com
Read More | Posted Oct 27, 2017
4/5 No Score Yet Rift (2011) Sleek and dark, this Icelandic thriller gets under the skin quickly with filmmaking that's enticingly mysterious. ‐ Shadows on the Wall
Read More | Posted Oct 18, 2017
3.5/5 68% mother! (2017) ... it's genuinely harrowing.‐ Contactmusic.com
Read More | Posted Oct 13, 2017
3/5 25% 6 Below: Miracle On The Mountain (2017) ... would almost be unbelievable if they didn't really happen.‐ Contactmusic.com
Read More | Posted Oct 13, 2017
4/5 93% The Meyerowitz Stories (New and Selected) (2017) ... it's a striking portrait of a creative family... ‐ Contactmusic.com
Read More | Posted Oct 13, 2017
4/5 92% The Party (2018) Impeccably played by a great cast... ‐ Contactmusic.com
Read More | Posted Oct 13, 2017
3.5/5 92% Walking Out (2017) Indeed, things get genuinely gruelling, but filmmakers Alex and Andrew Smith somehow manage to avoid both melodrama and sentimentality.‐ Shadows on the Wall
Read More | Posted Oct 9, 2017
4/5 60% Lazy Eye (2016) Essentially a single extended conversation in an unusual setting, this film strikes an honest, introspective tone as two men try to make sense of where they were once, and where they are now.‐ Shadows on the Wall
Read More | Posted Oct 6, 2017
2/5 53% On the Road (2016) In trying to make a movie to appeal to wider audiences, Winterbottom is likely to alienate everyone. ‐ Contactmusic.com
Read More | Posted Oct 6, 2017
4/5 87% Blade Runner 2049 (2017) As the plot twists and turns, the settings and gadgets create a retro vision of the future that's almost unnervingly recognisable as where we live right now.‐ Contactmusic.com
Read More | Posted Oct 6, 2017
4/5 64% Goodbye Christopher Robin (2017) The film refuses to merely relax and enjoy the sunny cheerfulness of the Winnie the Pooh stories. And that's the point: they were written to inject a smile into a hurting post-war society. ‐ Contactmusic.com
Read More | Posted Sep 29, 2017
3/5 51% Kingsman: The Golden Circle (2017) The film is fast and silly, piling witty dialogue into nutty action set-pieces to keep the audience smiling. Most audience members won't care that Vaughn has diminished the brand‐ Contactmusic.com
Read More | Posted Sep 29, 2017
4/5 92% Heartstone (Hjartasteinn) (2017) Dark and sometimes very grim, this Icelandic teen drama tackles a serious topic in an intensely personal way.‐ Shadows on the Wall
Read More | Posted Sep 18, 2017
4.5/5 83% Detroit (2017) ... the film leaves us shaken with its reminder that we can't just drift along hoping peace and equality happens by itself. Without stepping in to change the system, this will happen again and again.‐ Contactmusic.com
Read More | Posted Sep 1, 2017
4/5 87% Wind River (2017) It's a gorgeously shot film with especially well-developed characters who bring intensity and emotion to every scene.‐ Contactmusic.com
Read More | Posted Aug 31, 2017
2/5 29% The Vault (2017) It's a clever idea, but the script isn't nearly as smart as it's trying to be, falling back on feeble attempts to generate suspense by throwing every cliche imaginable at the screen.‐ Contactmusic.com
Read More | Posted Aug 31, 2017
2/5 43% Goon: Last of the Enforcers (2017) Sadly, this sequel kind of misses the point of what made the first movie such a favourite: it opts to focus on corny gross-out gags rather than humour that's firmly rooted in the characters and story.‐ Contactmusic.com
Read More | Posted Aug 31, 2017
3/5 87% American Made (2017) It's a lively, gripping romp. But it could have been a lot more than that.‐ Contactmusic.com
Read More | Posted Aug 25, 2017
3/5 77% Final Portrait (2018) But the characters are so vivid that it's thoroughly engaging, and it's written and directed by Stanley Tucci with a terrific attention to detail.‐ Contactmusic.com
Read More | Posted Aug 18, 2017
3.5/5 40% The Hitman's Bodyguard (2017) It really doesn't matter that this movie is utterly ridiculous, because the central pairing of Ryan Reynolds with Samuel L. Jackson is so entertaining that we never want it to end.‐ Contactmusic.com
Read More | Posted Aug 18, 2017
4/5 78% An Inconvenient Sequel: Truth To Power (2017) The film is beautifully assembled with gorgeous footage from around the globe, vividly offering imagery to back up the scientific facts, accompanied by Gore's narration, which carefully outlines the issue without blinding us with detail.‐ Contactmusic.com
Read More | Posted Aug 18, 2017
3/5 83% Tom of Finland (2017) The film is gorgeously shot, with rich production design that plays with deep colours and bright sunshine.‐ Contactmusic.com
Read More | Posted Aug 17, 2017
3.5/5 90% A Ghost Story (2017) So while[A Ghost Story] feels rather gimmicky and slow, at least its fiendishly original touches get our minds churning.‐ Contactmusic.com
Read More | Posted Aug 11, 2017
2/5 77% Atomic Blonde (2017) With these kinds of colourful characters and plenty of tangled intrigue, the film should be a lot of fun. But director David Leitch and writer Kurt Johnstad play it in a way that feels oddly simplistic.‐ Contactmusic.com
Read More | Posted Aug 10, 2017
2/5 9% The Emoji Movie (2017) There's no reason why this animated comedy adventure needed to be this pointless.‐ Contactmusic.com
Read More | Posted Aug 4, 2017
4/5 98% The Big Sick (2017) It may be rather long for a romantic comedy, but this film has such a strikingly original script that it grabs hold and never lets go.‐ Contactmusic.com
Read More | Posted Aug 4, 2017
3/5 50% England Is Mine (2017) The actors are excellent, as is the re-creation of Manchester from the mid-1970s to the early 80s.‐ Contactmusic.com
Read More | Posted Aug 4, 2017
3/5 49% Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets (2017) It's all rather messy, but there's plenty of comedy and adventure to hold the interest, plus some offbeat romance and a hint of present-day politics.‐ Contactmusic.com
Read More | Posted Aug 4, 2017
4/5 99% City of Ghosts (2017) It's a riveting, urgent film.‐ Contactmusic.com
Read More | Posted Jul 28, 2017
3/5 75% Killing Ground (2017) It may be a bit simplistic thematically, with an ultimate message that's feels almost bullying, but while it lasts it's a properly intense freak-out, merging two timelines to keep us chilled to the bone.‐ Contactmusic.com
Read More | Posted Jul 28, 2017
5/5 92% Dunkirk (2017) Nolan has made a career of fiercely inventive filmmaking. But this might be his masterpiece: a relatively simple story told with creative verve, relentlessly growing intensity, emotional resonance and the weight of history.‐ Contactmusic.com
Read More | Posted Jul 28, 2017
3.5/5 68% 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 83% 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 93% 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 86% 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 92% 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 18% 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 93% 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 60% 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 21% 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 45% Hampstead (2017) A rather feeble romantic-comedy.‐ Contactmusic.com
Read More | Posted Jun 23, 2017