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Rich Cline

Rich Cline
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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
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 61% 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 75% 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 No Score Yet 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 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 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 93% 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 55% 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 51% 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 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
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 96% 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 76% 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 93% 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 89% 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