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Richard Jack Smith

Richard Jack Smith
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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
94% War for the Planet of the Apes (2017) Tender, wordless moments make Matt Reeves' 'War for the Planet of the Apes' a classic.‐ ReelTalk Movie Reviews
Read More | Posted Jul 15, 2017
69% Gifted (2017) While 'Gifted' might run into some dead ends, important themes enhanced by strong acting allow it to feel fine.‐ ReelTalk Movie Reviews
Read More | Posted Jul 13, 2017
93% Spider-Man: Homecoming (2017) Six writers including Jonathan Goldstein tie this plot into the existing Avengers mythology, and it works.‐ ReelTalk Movie Reviews
Read More | Posted Jul 8, 2017
35% The Great Wall (2017) Amazingly, 'The Great Wall' worked in every capacity for me. I call it Cinescaping. ‐ ReelTalk Movie Reviews
Read More | Posted Jun 25, 2017
29% Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales (2017) As Salazar, Oscar winner Javier Bardem creates a formidable foe. We even learn something about Captain Jack Sparrow which might surprise fans.‐ ReelTalk Movie Reviews
Read More | Posted Jun 22, 2017
49% Churchill (2017) As Winston Churchill, Brian Cox delivers a lived-in portrayal which layers multiply in purpose and resonance. This is great filmmaking period.‐ ReelTalk Movie Reviews
Read More | Posted Jun 20, 2017
19% Baywatch (2017) Like all good comedies, 'Baywatch' comes across as clumsy, disordered yet not entirely without charm.‐ ReelTalk Movie Reviews
Read More | Posted Jun 15, 2017
15% The Mummy (2017) The new mummy, a princess played by Sofia Boutella, holds so much potential that the end product insults both her charm and beauty.‐ ReelTalk Movie Reviews
Read More | Posted Jun 11, 2017
71% Alien: Covenant (2017) 'Alien: Covenant' insults long-standing fans and those unfamiliar with the chest nasties. ‐ ReelTalk Movie Reviews
Read More | Posted May 27, 2017
71% Justice League Dark (2017) Offers an enticing, mysterious storyline that grabs the intellect and pulse faster than a roller-coaster.l‐ ReelTalk Movie Reviews
Read More | Posted May 11, 2017
88% Their Finest (2017) Lone Scherfig's direction pulls off another daring coup, navigating tight tonal separations between comedy and drama.‐ ReelTalk Movie Reviews
Read More | Posted Apr 22, 2017
67% Life (2017) 'Life' provides moments of humanity that stem from the core. ‐ ReelTalk Movie Reviews
Read More | Posted Mar 31, 2017
45% Saban's Power Rangers (2017) Overall, this film might bore youngsters. Only those with fond recollections of the series might think otherwise.‐ ReelTalk Movie Reviews
Read More | Posted Mar 25, 2017
76% Kong: Skull Island (2017) This film boasts expertly rendered, character-driven CGI, Richard Pearson's exciting editing, and John C. Reilly, who walks away with the movie in his pocket. ‐ ReelTalk Movie Reviews
Read More | Posted Mar 11, 2017
83% Bring Me the Head of Alfredo Garcia (1974) For this revenge yarn, Sam Peckinpah builds strong foundations of humanity, interlaced with love and the desire to protect what's sacred. It could be his most courageous film.‐ ReelTalk Movie Reviews
Read More | Posted Mar 9, 2017
89% John Wick: Chapter 2 (2017) Put it down to experience or simply chutzpa because Keanu Reeves gives 'John Wick: Chapter 2' everything he's got.‐ ReelTalk Movie Reviews
Read More | Posted Feb 25, 2017
10% Fifty Shades Darker (2017) The film looks stunning, and there's more an arc to Christian's journey because he seems less biased about his own preferences.‐ ReelTalk Movie Reviews
Read More | Posted Feb 19, 2017
86% Hacksaw Ridge (2016) 'Hacksaw Ridge' earns a place alongside the finest military spectacles ever put on screen.‐ ReelTalk Movie Reviews
Read More | Posted Feb 11, 2017
No Score Yet Tremors 4 - The Legend Begins (2004) Director S.S. Wilson knows a good cut from the awkward kind, and composer Jay Ferguson injects a mean melodic pulse into this human vs worm mash-up. ‐ ReelTalk Movie Reviews
Read More | Posted Feb 1, 2017
97% Hell or High Water (2016) By Giles Nuttgens' camera, the landscape ponders man's virginal state. It's an environment almost pre-history in its cleanliness.‐ ReelTalk Movie Reviews
Read More | Posted Jan 21, 2017
24% The Bye Bye Man (2017) If there's more like this one, the genre might not be done. ‐ ReelTalk Movie Reviews
Read More | Posted Jan 15, 2017
85% Rogue One: A Star Wars Story (2016) As an event movie, 'Rogue One' appears stunningly detailed, the effects benefiting most of all.‐ ReelTalk Movie Reviews
Read More | Posted Dec 22, 2016
65% Nerve (2016) 'Nerve' extracts rhythm and emotion essential for post-modern drama. In my view, it's the best edited film of 2016... because each dare feels naturally acquired.‐ ReelTalk Movie Reviews
Read More | Posted Dec 12, 2016
94% Arrival (2016) An exciting rollercoaster that might be the most intelligent movie offering of 2016.‐ ReelTalk Movie Reviews
Read More | Posted Dec 5, 2016
90% Doctor Strange (2016) A bouncy castle for the brain, reflecting close-distance fears and animal traps.‐ ReelTalk Movie Reviews
Read More | Posted Nov 19, 2016
74% Nocturnal Animals (2016) The ability to empathise -- no matter the situation or heartbreak -- allows 'Nocturnal Animals' room for manoeuvrability beyond cinematic boundaries. ‐ ReelTalk Movie Reviews
Read More | Posted Nov 18, 2016
34% Now You See Me 2 (2016) With stinger interest, megaphone holder Jon M. Chu dances behind the 'Now You See Me 2' camera. ‐ ReelTalk Movie Reviews
Read More | Posted Nov 12, 2016
83% Ouija: Origin of Evil (2016) One of the finest supernatural thrillers emerging this millennium.‐ ReelTalk Movie Reviews
Read More | Posted Oct 29, 2016
19% Inferno (2016) So convoluted I lost count of the shortcuts, 'Inferno' makes a bigger blunder: zero excitement.‐ ReelTalk Movie Reviews
Read More | Posted Oct 29, 2016
90% Raiders!: The Story of the Greatest Fan Film Ever Made (2016) The purity of intention surrounding the 'Raiders of the Lost Ark' remake caused me to re-evaluate such work. After all, telling the story again can throw light on something we might have missed.‐ ReelTalk Movie Reviews
Read More | Posted Oct 14, 2016
35% Blair Witch (2016) Sound effects editor Dan Kremer and his team hit the mark big time. In particular, hearing trees snap under extreme duress gives the impression that unseen forest giants are running amok.‐ ReelTalk Movie Reviews
Read More | Posted Sep 17, 2016
10% The Forest (2016) 'The Forest' attempts to entertain beyond the norm... only to cave. ‐ ReelTalk Movie Reviews
Read More | Posted Sep 16, 2016
87% Don't Breathe (2016) With chilling raw gut suspense, 'Don't Breathe' puts other thrillers on notice. Expect surprises to mount in a tense maze. ‐ ReelTalk Movie Reviews
Read More | Posted Sep 11, 2016
76% Lights Out (2016) Sadly, 'Lights Out' perishes under a flood of gushy exposition. In other words, solving the mystery proves the ultimate undoing.‐ ReelTalk Movie Reviews
Read More | Posted Sep 9, 2016
88% Living in Oblivion (1995) A fascinating, anarchic comedy with great performances.‐ ReelTalk Movie Reviews
Read More | Posted Sep 1, 2016
94% A Nightmare on Elm Street (1984) Perfect horror tradecraft. Sleep well!‐ ReelTalk Movie Reviews
Read More | Posted Aug 25, 2016
25% Suicide Squad (2016) While the Joker appears undernourished, individuals such as Harley Quinn (the constantly surprising Margot Robbie) and Deadshot (Will Smith) carry the film effortlessly. ‐ ReelTalk Movie Reviews
Read More | Posted Aug 21, 2016
74% The BFG (2016) Mark Rylance conveys joy and innocence as the Big Friendly Giant. His eyes, so expressively rendered via visual effects, come across as beaming fixtures of hope.‐ ReelTalk Movie Reviews
Read More | Posted Aug 19, 2016
77% The Shallows (2016) Technically, editor Joel Negron offers an intense display of his talents. This is editing with teeth.‐ ReelTalk Movie Reviews
Read More | Posted Aug 15, 2016
83% Silver Streak (1976) An uneven cocktail of romance, murder and comedy.‐ ReelTalk Movie Reviews
Read More | Posted Aug 13, 2016
73% Ghostbusters (2016) More than the monstrous apparitions or constantly delightful McCarthy, there's one person whose contribution stands out as something special: Kate McKinnon.‐ ReelTalk Movie Reviews
Read More | Posted Jul 28, 2016
44% Black Widow (1987) This serpentine thriller proves that charm and imagination can surpass eroticism. ‐ ReelTalk Movie Reviews
Read More | Posted Jul 21, 2016
31% Independence Day: Resurgence (2016) 'Independence Day' was a standalone cinematic trip. It didn't require a sequel, yet we got one anyway.‐ ReelTalk Movie Reviews
Read More | Posted Jul 3, 2016
80% The Conjuring 2 (2016) The contrast between heavier satanic vibes and a harmonious family existence lends this particular franchise startling clarity.‐ ReelTalk Movie Reviews
Read More | Posted Jun 24, 2016
100% The Big Country (1958) Driven by the musical prowess of Jerome Moross, 'The Big Country' unfolds on a grand and memorable stage.‐ ReelTalk Movie Reviews
Read More | Posted May 28, 2016
60% Year of the Dragon (1985) This film is packed with exquisite wide-angles by cinematographer Alex Thomson. However, peeling away the surface layers reveals scant storytelling. ‐ ReelTalk Movie Reviews
Read More | Posted May 14, 2016
93% Anomalisa (2015) The true genius here lies in clarity. It's rare - darn near unheard of - for animation to tap universal, mundane truths.‐ ReelTalk Movie Reviews
Read More | Posted May 9, 2016
No Score Yet Batman: Bad Blood (2016) With dialogue a whisper and everything else booming, Oliva sneaks in more fighting, lost appointments and empty character pieces to dull the ride.‐ ReelTalk Movie Reviews
Read More | Posted May 1, 2016
No Score Yet Ambushed (1998) 'Ambushed' packs plenty of bling. ‐ ReelTalk Movie Reviews
Read More | Posted Apr 26, 2016
95% The Jungle Book (2016) For those that know 'The Jungle Book,' we need more than CGI and a new look. ‐ ReelTalk Movie Reviews
Read More | Posted Apr 23, 2016