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Rick Kisonak

Rick Kisonak

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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
82% Me and Earl and the Dying Girl (2015) "Hey, I appreciate quirk as much as the next guy, but I'm not sure the untimely, painful demise of a young woman is the most appropriate subject for showcasing a filmmaker's hip worldview. " ‐ Seven Days
Posted Jul 8, 2015
46% Ted 2 (2015) "At nearly two hours and half a dozen story lines, Ted 2 is simply too much of a so-so thing " ‐ Seven Days
Posted Jul 1, 2015
87% Lambert & Stamp (2015) "Cinematographer James D. Cooper makes his directorial debut with this entertaining, if incomplete, account of how the six men made it together as far as the creation of the rock opera Tommy before self- destructing. " ‐ Seven Days
Posted Jun 24, 2015
91% Love & Mercy (2015) "Love & Mercy is that rare biopic that respects both its subject and its audience. It's the most insightful portrait of an artist and his process I've ever seen on screen, a privilege to watch. " ‐ Seven Days
Posted Jun 17, 2015
94% Spy (2015) "Feig worked with McCarthy on Bridesmaids and The Heat and he's helming the Ghostbusters sheboot. What he hasn't done before is write a screenplay for a major feature. And it shows. " ‐ Seven Days
Posted Jun 10, 2015
19% Aloha (2015) "With a bench this deep, it's mathematically impossible for the film not to be entertaining - or, at least, weird in an extremely interesting way. As it happens, Aloha is both. " ‐ Seven Days
Posted Jun 3, 2015
50% Tomorrowland (2015) "In places, the CGI mayhem is snazzy, but mostly the whole business is exhausting. It hardly helps that Robertson comes close to exceeding the perkiness limit even for a Disney product. " ‐ Seven Days
Posted May 27, 2015
97% Mad Max: Fury Road (2015) "This is not your father's Mad Max. " ‐ Seven Days
Posted May 20, 2015
7% Hot Pursuit (2015) "I know what you're thinking. Uptight female cop, mismatched female buddy, drug lords, sight gags involving a female law enforcer's underwear - this is kind of like The Heat, right? Wrong. Its creators attempt to commit literary larceny but bungle the job. " ‐ Seven Days
Posted May 13, 2015
89% Clouds of Sils Maria (2015) "A primary symbol, the Maloja Snake is a cloud formation that winds through the Alps like a colossal cotton anaconda. There's a reason it's called a natural wonder. It's only natural to wonder what any of this self-indulgent silliness is supposed to mean. " ‐ Seven Days
Posted May 6, 2015
63% The Water Diviner (2015) "I think Crowe wanted to make a film that brought to mind David Lean and John Huston. But, as we all know, they don't make them like they used to. If he accomplishes anything with this movie, it's to remind us that's mainly because they can't. " ‐ Seven Days
Posted Apr 29, 2015
84% While We're Young (2015) "While We're Young isn't Noah Baumbach's greatest film. It's more like a collection of his greatest hits. " ‐ Seven Days
Posted Apr 22, 2015
78% Danny Collins (2015) "Pacino dials the hoo-ah down, letting his smile and charisma do the heavy lifting. Naturally, it doesn't hurt that all the feeling and healing are accompanied by a soundtrack of Lennon songs. " ‐ Seven Days
Posted Apr 15, 2015
96% '71 (2015) "In his harrowing debut, Demange transforms quaint hamlets into nightmare labyrinths and supercharges the suspense with a premise as minimal as it is electrifying-a man running for his life. " ‐ Seven Days
Posted Apr 8, 2015
29% Get Hard (2015) "On paper, Get Hard might have been a prison riot, but on screen, lazy writing turns it into a longer-than-necessary letdown. " ‐ Seven Days
Posted Apr 1, 2015
17% The Gunman (2015) "Laughably sanctimonious for a Taken retread about a murderer who's too sexy for his shirt. " ‐ Seven Days
Posted Mar 26, 2015
60% Run All Night (2015) "Neeson and Harris really are quite wonderful actors. They bring a dignity and depth of feeling to their roles even as the filmmakers do everything in their power to turn them into characters in a second-rate Frank Miller comic. " ‐ Seven Days
Posted Mar 18, 2015
99% Leviathan (2014) " Zvyagintsev's brutal, beautiful fourth feature won the best screenplay prize at Cannes and, astoundingly, was selected as Russia's official entry in the foreign-language Oscar race (by whom and has anyone seen him lately?). " ‐ Seven Days
Posted Mar 11, 2015
14% The Lazarus Effect (2015) "The film's only shock is that it was helmed by David Gelb, who made the wonderful 2011 doc Jiro Dreams of Sushi. Raising the question: Now that Gelb's career is officially dead, will he have better luck than Duplass' character in bringing it back to life? " ‐ Seven Days
Posted Mar 4, 2015
14% Hot Tub Time Machine 2 (2015) "A gut-busting glimpse into a future in which only the cars are smart. " ‐ Seven Days
Posted Feb 25, 2015
5/5 95% The King's Speech (2010) "Here's how you know Colin Firth's performance in this movie is among the year's very finest: He plays a figure born into almost unimaginable wealth, privilege and power and succeeds at making you feel sorry for him." ‐ Seven Days
Posted Feb 20, 2015
74% Kingsman: The Secret Service (2015) "In a million years, nobody watching The King's Speech could've imagined that one day the Oscar winner would clean house in a house of worship armed with a bulletproof umbrella. But he just did. Somewhere, Tarantino is kicking himself. " ‐ Seven Days
Posted Feb 18, 2015
88% Still Alice (2015) "A mind is a terrible thing to watch waste away and rarely has the horror of losing one's inner self to Alzheimer's been conveyed as precisely and powerfully as it is here. " ‐ Seven Days
Posted Feb 11, 2015
89% A Most Violent Year (2015) "Eventually, Anna goes so Mob Wives on Abel that the very concept of their relationship (and with it, of the film) loses credibility. These two never would've hooked up in a million most violent years. " ‐ Seven Days
Posted Feb 4, 2015
98% Mr. Turner (2014) "Rex Reed, who called Melissa McCarthy a "hippo" in his review of Identity Thief, has done it again, stating that Mr. Turner's star is "too repulsive to watch for 150 minutes." Reed's remarks are totally uncalled for. His dismissal, however, would not be. " ‐ Seven Days
Posted Jan 28, 2015
88% Foxcatcher (2014) "The picture isn't in any sense about the final act tragedy, the random act of a deranged man. The filmmaker merely uses it as a punctuation mark, a futile grasp at gravitas calculated to move Foxcatcher up in weight class. " ‐ Seven Days
Posted Jan 21, 2015
72% American Sniper (2015) "Cooper extends his streak as the Last Member of the Wedding Crashers Cast Anyone Would've Expected to Achieve Awesomeness But Did and Then Some. He gives a quietly powerful performance that I'm shocked to see hasn't registered on the award-season radar. " ‐ Seven Days
Posted Jan 14, 2015
72% Big Eyes (2014) "One of the movie's many problems is that the script wants to have it both ways: It suggests Margaret was a browbeaten victim of her husband's greed while making it clear she was actually a willing participant in the ruse. " ‐ Seven Days
Posted Jan 7, 2015
90% Wild (2014) "Wild chronicles the completion of a daunting physical challenge while intimating that it's about something more spiritual, more meaningful. It isn't. " ‐ Seven Days
Posted Dec 17, 2014
81% The Homesman (2014) "Tommy Lee Jones' face is a national treasure, is it not? Is there a face on the screen as wizened, as ruined, as made for playing men who've seen unspeakable things? " ‐ Seven Days
Posted Dec 10, 2014
96% Citizenfour (2014) "What an astonishing, immeasurably important historical document this is-on top of being a lock for the Best Documentary Oscar. " ‐ Seven Days
Posted Dec 3, 2014
79% The Theory of Everything (2014) "The film may have its Hallmark moments and gloss over an unflattering fact or two, but in the end it triumphs as a portrait of a brave, brilliant man and the equally courageous woman who gave him everything. " ‐ Seven Days
Posted Nov 26, 2014
94% Whiplash (2014) "There wasn't this much blood in Gladiator. " ‐ Seven Days
Posted Nov 19, 2014
91% Birdman (2014) "I can't think of a movie with as much to say about the warped symbiosis between show business and society - Scorsese's The King of Comedy included. " ‐ Seven Days
Posted Nov 12, 2014
95% Nightcrawler (2014) "Gilroy's directorial debut is a crazy cool indictment of media voyeurism from which you'll be powerless to look away. " ‐ Seven Days
Posted Nov 5, 2014
78% St. Vincent (2014) "You know a movie's got problems when the story of how it got made is more entertaining than the movie itself. " ‐ Seven Days
Posted Oct 29, 2014
77% Fury (2014) "Fury is the first picture that, to my knowledge, has been designed to convey the experience of warfare itself rather than simply to tell a war story. The film literally has no plot. Do the experiences of real-life soldiers have plots? " ‐ Seven Days
Posted Oct 22, 2014
48% The Judge (2014) "Two things a movie should never waste-the talent of its cast and the time of its audience. The Judge is guilty on both counts. " ‐ Seven Days
Posted Oct 15, 2014
29% Annabelle (2014) "The film chronicles a contest that's not so much between good and evil as between evil and unbelievable stupidity. " ‐ Seven Days
Posted Oct 8, 2014
4/5 66% The Girlfriend Experience (2009) "Her beauty, independence, and stock portfolio notwithstanding, Chelsea's tale is a timely, tragic one told with typical Soderbergh finesse, a sly, sleek merger of sex, lies and hi def video." ‐ Seven Days
Posted Oct 1, 2014
60% The Equalizer (2014) "Washington's 60 and, apparently, it's the law: He must play a former CIA superagent who takes on Eastern European sex traffickers employing his very particular set of skills, in this case, along with an assortment of home and garden products. " ‐ Seven Days
Posted Oct 1, 2014
85% The Trip To Italy (2014) "Here's hoping Winterbottom doesn't wait another four years before cooking up a third course. " ‐ Seven Days
Posted Sep 24, 2014
10% No Good Deed (2014) "The suits at Screen Gems had the right idea. They just failed to carry it through. Their mistake wasn't scrapping the picture's press screenings. It was failing to scrap them all. " ‐ Seven Days
Posted Sep 17, 2014
89% Calvary (2014) "Once in a great while, a film leaves you dumbstruck. Which is wonderful, unless you happen to be a reviewer. You're kind of expected to come up with something to say. " ‐ Seven Days
Posted Sep 15, 2014
34% The November Man (2014) "For a guy who used to be James Bond, Brosnan makes a surprisingly unconvincing superspy and the story is a meatheaded misfire riddled with loose ends, plot holes and action clich├ęs. " ‐ Seven Days
Posted Sep 3, 2014
35% If I Stay (2014) "If you see just one weeper based on a YA best seller about teen love blossoming beneath the dark cloud of death this year, do yourself a favor: See the other one. If I Stay makes The Fault in Our Stars look like Citizen Kane. " ‐ Seven Days
Posted Aug 28, 2014
52% Magic in the Moonlight (2014) "Woody Allen pulls off a pretty impressive trick with his 44th film: He makes the charm of Emma Stone and Colin Firth disappear. Rarely have such appealing performers found themselves stranded in roles this underwritten and tiresome. " ‐ Seven Days
Posted Aug 20, 2014
21% Into The Storm (2014) "This is a storm that's far from perfect. But adjust your expectations sufficiently and you just may have an experience that doesn't blow. " ‐ Seven Days
Posted Aug 13, 2014
98% Boyhood (2014) "It's not every day you see something you don't see every day. The day you experience Linklater's remarkable new work, I guarantee, will be one you won't soon forget. It's perhaps the most artful and audacious experiment in the history of film. " ‐ Seven Days
Posted Aug 6, 2014
19% And So It Goes (2014) "Douglas flails in search of a credible comic tone and Keaton doesn't so much play a character as wear a succession of signature getups. This is wrinkle porn at its laziest, cheesiest and most braindead. And so it blows. " ‐ Seven Days
Posted Jul 30, 2014
97% Life Itself (2014) "Siskel's widow recalls he kept his condition a secret to spare his kids and James drives home the devastation of the unexpected loss for Ebert, who vowed that, should anything like that happen to him, he'd hide nothing. Sadly, something did. " ‐ Seven Days
Posted Jul 23, 2014
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