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Rick Kisonak

Rick Kisonak
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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
5/5 100% Tea With the Dames (Nothing Like a Dame) (2018) This is a remarkable, moving, one-of-a-kind picture.‐ Seven Days
Read More | Posted Oct 17, 2018
1/5 31% Venom (2018) Sound. Fury. Nonsense. A franchise is born. Beats me what moviegoers thought they hadn't seen a hundred times before in this one-man buddy film. ‐ Seven Days
Read More | Posted Oct 10, 2018
1.5/5 28% Night School (2018) Where's the sense in taking Hart off that stage, sticking him in a classroom and paying him to write on an actual chalkboard?‐ Seven Days
Read More | Posted Oct 3, 2018
4/5 78% Fahrenheit 11/9 (2018) The director's latest is the movie he was born to make.‐ Seven Days
Read More | Posted Sep 26, 2018
1/5 85% The Wife (2018) Everything's so high-toned and important that viewers clearly are supposed to think Merchant Ivory, when, beneath the tuxes and tiaras, this is closer to a second-rate soap.‐ Seven Days
Read More | Posted Sep 19, 2018
.5/5 10% Peppermint (2018) That's right, the race for Worst Picture of the Year looks like a lock.‐ Seven Days
Read More | Posted Sep 12, 2018
.5/5 60% Operation Finale (2018) In addition to being tasteless, shoddily written and unimaginatively staged, Operation Finale is just amazingly dull.‐ Seven Days
Read More | Posted Sep 5, 2018
4.5/5 86% The Miseducation of Cameron Post (2018) Moretz delivers a quietly nuanced turn as a young woman dropped behind enemy lines and taken prisoner but determined not to crack.‐ Seven Days
Read More | Posted Aug 29, 2018
1/5 25% Mile 22 (2018) It doesn't have a thing to say other than that our weapons of mass destruction are bigger, more advanced and, you know, cooler than everyone else's, and it manages to say it with a borderline Breitbart air of supremacy.‐ Seven Days
Read More | Posted Aug 22, 2018
3.5/5 45% The Meg (2018) The bottom line: The Meg is never less than big, dumb fun.‐ Seven Days
Read More | Posted Aug 15, 2018
3.5/5 49% The Spy Who Dumped Me (2018) What's this? I wondered. The answer, I discovered two days later, is the breezy, completely bonkers buddy film for which we didn't know we'd been waiting all summer.‐ Seven Days
Read More | Posted Aug 8, 2018
3.5/5 76% Don't Worry, He Won't Get Far on Foot (2018) Phoenix pulls another odd, compelling creature out of his sleeve.‐ Seven Days
Read More | Posted Aug 1, 2018
5/5 77% The King (2018) It's safe, I think, to say few filmmakers are visionary enough to conceive of a project this ambitious, much less pull it off.‐ Seven Days
Read More | Posted Jul 25, 2018
4/5 100% Leave No Trace (2018) [Director Debra] Granik's latest cements her standing as a filmmaker of extraordinary craftsmanship and humanistic vision. She's poet laureate of the dispossessed, an artist capable of seeing both the forest and the trees.‐ Seven Days
Read More | Posted Jul 18, 2018
1.5/5 88% Ant-Man and the Wasp (2018) Even by Mouse House standards, this is puerile stuff. Plus a waste of serious comic talent.‐ Seven Days
Read More | Posted Jul 11, 2018
4.5/5 63% Sicario: Day of the Soldado (2018) Who's out there right now consistently dashing off deeper, darker, more trope-twisting scripts than Taylor Sheridan?‐ Seven Days
Read More | Posted Jul 5, 2018
5/5 93% First Reformed (2018) Given today's comic-book-driven climate, a picture this profound is honestly a little like a miracle.‐ Seven Days
Read More | Posted Jun 27, 2018
5/5 89% American Animals (2018) Not since A Clockwork Orange has the pack mentality of young males been examined this compellingly.‐ Seven Days
Read More | Posted Jun 20, 2018
1/5 57% Hotel Artemis (2018) Jodie Foster's first film in five years also happens to be the lamest she's ever made (yes, I saw The Beaver). An artist as intelligent as she is should have had reservations about Hotel Artemis. ‐ Seven Days
Read More | Posted Jun 13, 2018
1.5/5 71% Adrift (2018) The romantic backstory is terminally saccharine, and the flashback-flash-forward scrambling with the source material is likelier to induce viewer seasickness than the giant waves rocking the boat.‐ Seven Days
Read More | Posted Jun 6, 2018
3.5/5 30% Loving Pablo (2018) You might not wind up loving Pablo, exactly, but his story's a killer. Even without Pacino.‐ Seven Days
Read More | Posted May 30, 2018
2.5/5 82% Deadpool 2 (2018) The reality, though, is that nothing the least bit subversive is happening here.‐ Seven Days
Read More | Posted May 23, 2018
38% Life of the Party (2018) Watching a gifted performer run out of gas creatively is never pleasant, but rarely does it make you feel like needles are being jammed into your eyes.‐ Seven Days
Read More | Posted May 16, 2018
1/5 53% Bad Samaritan (2018) Bad Samaritan proves bad news both for viewers and its once-mighty director.‐ Seven Days
Read More | Posted May 9, 2018
.5/5 76% Gemini (2018) It's the cinematic equivalent of a selfie.‐ Seven Days
Read More | Posted May 2, 2018
34% I Feel Pretty (2018) It's been downhill since Trainwreck, a film the star wrote herself. If her latest has anything to say, it's that it's time to remind fans what made her so appealing in the first place. Everything she needs to turn things around is inside Amy Schumer. ‐ Seven Days
Read More | Posted Apr 25, 2018
53% Rampage (2018) It's difficult to fathom how creature feature crap like this winds up at the top of the box office. The same way, I suppose, that someone like Donald Trump winds up in the nation's top office. The American people get the monsters they deserve.‐ Seven Days
Read More | Posted Apr 18, 2018
5/5 95% A Quiet Place (2018) It's a clever premise brilliantly realized, and never less than a big-screen blast.‐ Seven Days
Read More | Posted Apr 11, 2018
3/5 96% The Death of Stalin (2018) As I say, the movie has its moments. Just way fewer than expected and than many reviewers have promised.‐ Seven Days
Read More | Posted Apr 4, 2018
4.5/5 94% A Fantastic Woman (Una mujer fantástica) (2018) The movie is great. And, if it helps people put themselves in the pumps of the Marinas out there, how could that be anything but fantastic?‐ Seven Days
Read More | Posted Mar 28, 2018
5/5 77% In the Fade (Aus dem Nichts) (2017) ... it's such a well-made, fantastically acted work that its last-minute prestige-season spin-out is dumbfounding.‐ Seven Days
Read More | Posted Mar 21, 2018
.5/5 38% The Strangers: Prey At Night (2018) Written by Mark Dujsik, the critique is so incredibly, obsessively dense with references to technique that it makes almost no sense at all.‐ Seven Days
Read More | Posted Mar 14, 2018
1.5/5 47% Red Sparrow (2018) Red Sparrow is many things. Regrettably, a good movie isn't one of them.‐ Seven Days
Read More | Posted Mar 7, 2018
4.5/5 83% Game Night (2018) ... Game Night is a gloriously preposterous comedy/thriller hybrid that pays homage to the oeuvre of David Fincher - a delightfully preposterous thing for an absurdist comedy to do.‐ Seven Days
Read More | Posted Feb 28, 2018
5/5 85% Blade of the Immortal (Mugen no jûnin) (2017) ... 140 minutes have rarely added up to this much insanely wacked-out fun.‐ Seven Days
Read More | Posted Feb 21, 2018
4/5 23% The 15:17 to Paris (2018) Like all art that employs negative space, The 15:17 to Paris is really about what the audience doesn't see: in this case, the unthinkable horror El-Khazzani would have unleashed if a handful of ordinary people hadn't done what they did.‐ Seven Days
Read More | Posted Feb 14, 2018
4.5/5 84% Darkest Hour (2017) Despite the occasional Old Vic melodrama, Oldman lends it all an irresistible credibility.‐ Seven Days
Read More | Posted Feb 7, 2018
93% Icarus (2017) U.S. intelligence concluded Russia hacked the election in retaliation for our part in the unveiling of its doping program. In other words, because of what's revealed in this film. The Russia investigation, as it turns out, is playing on Netflix right now.‐ Seven Days
Read More | Posted Jan 31, 2018
72% Hostiles (2018) Cooper's based most of his scripts on perceptive best-selling books. In this case, he reworked an unfinished manuscript by Donald E. Stewart. So what we have is a film about the barbaric birth of a nation from the guy who gave us The Hunt for Red October.‐ Seven Days
Read More | Posted Jan 24, 2018
5/5 95% Call Me by Your Name (2018) The film's last-minute twist is strictly spoiler territory, so all I'll say is that Call Me by Your Name is that rare achievement: a great film that only gets greater as it unfolds.‐ Seven Days
Read More | Posted Jan 17, 2018
87% The Post (2018) Spielberg's rush job about the role of journalism is diminished by dot connecting, historical liberty-taking and a cloying sense of self-congratulation. Instead of an incisive comment on our strange American moment, The Post is, in the end, old news.‐ Seven Days
Read More | Posted Jan 10, 2018
50% Downsizing (2017) Payne's latest is big on laughs early on as its premise is established. Over the course of 135 minutes, however, the filmmaker widens his thematic net with diminishing returns.‐ Seven Days
Read More | Posted Dec 20, 2017
.5/5 30% Wonder Wheel (2017) Wonder Wheel is the auteur's 49th feature and his most ill advised promotionally, artistically or by any measure.‐ Seven Days
Read More | Posted Dec 13, 2017
.5/5 51% Roman J. Israel, Esq. (2017) ... the picture ranks among the year's most confounding and flawed.‐ Seven Days
Read More | Posted Dec 6, 2017
5/5 92% Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri (2017) Rarely does a film defy both expectation and convention to such powerful, borderline-poetic effect.‐ Seven Days
Read More | Posted Nov 29, 2017
1/5 84% Wonder (2017) Watching Wonder, I felt as though someone had set off a sap bomb.‐ Seven Days
Read More | Posted Nov 22, 2017
5/5 98% Jane (2017) Now, having seen it three times, I can't imagine Jane not being the year's finest nonfiction feature.‐ Seven Days
Read More | Posted Nov 15, 2017
89% Joan Didion: The Center Will Not Hold (2017) Repeated viewing tends to suggest some validity to Barbara Harrison's 1980 assessment that Didion's "subject is always herself" and her writing "sounds good" but "doesn't signify."‐ Seven Days
Read More | Posted Nov 9, 2017
3/5 76% Thank You for Your Service (2017) The movie's sole distinction is the light it shines on the moral hypocrisy of a military that claims to leave no soldier behind yet does the minimum to make its returning soldiers whole again.‐ Seven Days
Read More | Posted Nov 1, 2017
98% Lucky (2017) Without a minute to spare, the movie's creators tailor-made Stanton the role of a lifetime. We who get to witness his final lead performance are the ones who should count ourselves lucky.‐ Seven Days
Read More | Posted Oct 25, 2017