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Rich Cline

Rich Cline
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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
4/5 No Score Yet Anti Matter (2016) 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 92% 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 87% 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 48% 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 27% 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 52% 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 72% 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 52% 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 97% 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 88% 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 68% 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
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 71% 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 76% 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 78% 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 42% 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 84% 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 72% 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 72% 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 78% 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