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Rob Gonsalves

Rob Gonsalves
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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
3/5 91% A Man Called Ove (En man som heter Ove) (2016) [It] is harmless, I suppose, except for its assurance that all a miserably suicidal person needs is a family of friends. Well, the many grieving friends of the many depressives who have attempted suicide ... might beg to differ with that diagnosis.‐ eFilmCritic.com
Read More | Posted Jun 13, 2017
2/5 95% The Love Witch (2016) Its smug, glazed beauty walled me off from feeling anything about it except impatience.‐ eFilmCritic.com
Read More | Posted Jun 13, 2017
4/5 73% Ghostbusters (2016) The movie is more readily comparable to Feig's other work than to its forefather. It's a comfortable night out (or in), pleasing and unchallenging.‐ eFilmCritic.com
Read More | Posted Jun 13, 2017
5/5 90% Miss Sharon Jones! (2016) It is well worth the watch ... especially for viewers/listeners (like me) who hadn't been familiar with Jones and her work with her band the Dap-Kings.‐ eFilmCritic.com
Read More | Posted Jun 13, 2017
4/5 88% Jackie (2016) For the most part ... Jackie keeps things clear and preserves its subject's sadness in amber. ‐ eFilmCritic.com
Read More | Posted Jun 13, 2017
5/5 No Score Yet A Midsummer Night's Dream (2016) As usual, Griffin manages to make a movie that looks - and also sounds, thanks to Daniel Hildreth's lush score - as though it cost about a thousand times more than it did. As before, he brings the Bard to the screen with no fuss or pomp.‐ eFilmCritic.com
Read More | Posted Jun 13, 2017
2/5 81% Kate Plays Christine (2016) This may all sound intriguing on paper, but in practice it's often dull and strained, and we get the queasy sense that this woman, likable enough, is beating herself up doing something that Kate Plays Christine essentially says is not worth doing. ‐ eFilmCritic.com
Read More | Posted Jun 13, 2017
5/5 92% Wonder Woman (2017) Patty Jenkins brings a refreshing clarity to [Wonder Woman], a productive mix of gravitas and winking.‐ eFilmCritic.com
Read More | Posted Jun 8, 2017
5/5 99% Get Out (2017) An electrifying achievement.‐ eFilmCritic.com
Read More | Posted Jun 8, 2017
3/5 36% Resident Evil: The Final Chapter (2017) You probably don't need to have seen the previous five movies to follow this one; the story (by director Paul W.S. Anderson, who is also Mr. Jovovich) is as violently incomprehensible as the others, anyway.‐ eFilmCritic.com
Read More | Posted Jun 1, 2017
4/5 No Score Yet Alena (2015) It won't dazzle anyone with its originality. But it's a sturdy, carefully wrought calling card with considerable feeling for its wounded subjects, and that's not nothing.‐ eFilmCritic.com
Read More | Posted Jun 1, 2017
4/5 93% Logan (2017) Tthe plotting is a bit too blockbuster-pulpy for the movie to be the cleansing back-to-basics art it seems to want to be. Still, I must be honest and say I got misty a couple of times.‐ eFilmCritic.com
Read More | Posted Jun 1, 2017
4/5 87% Shivers (They Came from Within) (The Parasite Murders) (1975) The horror, if any, resides in leaving the known and comfortable behind en route to a new and radical way of thinking, feeling, living.‐ eFilmCritic.com
Read More | Posted May 17, 2017
3/5 55% Michael Moore In TrumpLand (2016) I don't trust Moore's editing: Who's to say the man photographed scowling during a Moore paean to Hillary Clinton wasn't filmed at some other point in the evening, actually frowning at something else?‐ eFilmCritic.com
Read More | Posted May 17, 2017
3/5 49% 31 (2016) [Zombie's] sort of a Tim Burton wearing a blood-soaked wife-beater, paying homage again and again to the monsters and psychos that shaped his imagination.‐ eFilmCritic.com
Read More | Posted May 17, 2017
5/5 38% The Brain That Wouldn't Die (1962) How can anyone not love a movie in which a woman's bitter disembodied head snarls to a mutant locked in a closet, "I'm only a head ... and you're whatever you are..."?‐ eFilmCritic.com
Read More | Posted May 17, 2017
5/5 99% Dr. Strangelove Or How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb (1964) Fifty-two years on, the movie is still more hip than most of what American filmmakers - Hollywood or indie - can muster. ‐ eFilmCritic.com
Read More | Posted May 17, 2017
5/5 86% Henry: Portrait of a Serial Killer (1986) Henry: Portrait of a Serial Killer has a creepy, city-after-dark overtone, an existential chill. It carries a true grindhouse whiff while staking its claim as art.‐ eFilmCritic.com
Read More | Posted May 17, 2017
5/5 100% The Maltese Falcon (1941) The Maltese Falcon feels evergreen, not so much in style or attitude but in mood.‐ eFilmCritic.com
Read More | Posted May 17, 2017
2/5 42% Batman: The Killing Joke (2016) It just turns the story into The Sorrows of Young Barbara, first sexualized by Franz, then rebuffed by Batman, and finally brutalized by the Joker.‐ eFilmCritic.com
Read More | Posted May 17, 2017
2/5 59% War Dogs (2016) The wrong guy narrates War Dogs, a wannabe-wild comedy-drama about two guys who do well by doing bad - buying weapons and selling them to the U.S. military.‐ eFilmCritic.com
Read More | Posted May 16, 2017
5/5 97% Chimes at Midnight (1965) Chimes at Midnight, whose very title resounds with awareness of mortality, is stylistically a bleak and cold vision, with steam often visible on the actors' breath in the frigid air.‐ eFilmCritic.com
Read More | Posted May 16, 2017
3/5 97% Hell or High Water (2016) Hell or High Water is so busy taking inspiration from earlier movies that it forgets we've seen them too.‐ eFilmCritic.com
Read More | Posted May 16, 2017
2/5 10% Cell (2016) Cell is empty and meaningless, though it's gloomy and slow-moving enough to feign some philosophical weight. ‐ eFilmCritic.com
Read More | Posted May 16, 2017
4/5 45% Knight of Cups (2016) There's something insecure and almost frightened in the emulsion of the film; it seems to be making itself, finding its way in a dark room.‐ eFilmCritic.com
Read More | Posted May 16, 2017
2/5 78% The Shallows (2016) [The] movie, though, has no wit, dark or otherwise; it's too sappy to be lean and mean.‐ eFilmCritic.com
Read More | Posted May 15, 2017
4/5 97% Ghostbusters (1984 Original) (1984) Despite the flaws I've dwelled on here, I feel real affection for Ghostbusters. How could you not? It's goofy, funny, homey - it's genuine comfort food‐ eFilmCritic.com
Read More | Posted May 15, 2017
1/5 No Score Yet Hitler's Folly (2016) I almost found something better to do. But I stuck it out, not that it improved much.‐ eFilmCritic.com
Read More | Posted May 15, 2017
5/5 91% The Witch (2016) What's refreshing, and frightening, about The Witch is that Eggers allows no modern consciousness (scarcely any comic relief either) to intrude upon the anguish.‐ eFilmCritic.com
Read More | Posted May 15, 2017
5/5 No Score Yet Accidental Incest (2015) It's as cracked as it sounds. Those who respond to the title with an amused, curious attitude of "Oh, this I gotta see" are probably better-prepared for the party.‐ eFilmCritic.com
Read More | Posted May 15, 2017
3/5 80% Elstree 1976 (2016) A crowdfunded effort from director Jon Spira, Elstree 1976 is largely a matter of talking heads, some of whom are more interesting than others. ‐ eFilmCritic.com
Read More | Posted May 15, 2017
3/5 85% Rogue One: A Star Wars Story (2016) Rogue One starts wearing out its welcome at about the hour mark, and there's another 75 minutes to go; the movie, lumbering like those AT-ATs, feels like it stomps along forever.‐ eFilmCritic.com
Read More | Posted May 5, 2017
4/5 76% Split (2017) Split is a tight thriller with Shyamalan's usual mastery of mood, and with a dream role for any actor that McAvoy somehow - mostly - resists ramping up into camp; he finds the humanity, cracked or otherwise, in each of Kevin's personae.‐ eFilmCritic.com
Read More | Posted May 5, 2017
4/5 66% The Fate of the Furious (2017) Still, this series gets its power and popularity from its salud, mi familia shtick, which as far as I can make out is perfectly genuine.‐ eFilmCritic.com
Read More | Posted May 5, 2017
5/5 84% Silence (2017) It's a real high mass of a film, done with high craft in the highest seriousness.‐ eFilmCritic.com
Read More | Posted Apr 6, 2017
2/5 31% The Assignment (2017) The sad truth is it's too dull to be offensive.‐ eFilmCritic.com
Read More | Posted Apr 4, 2017
4/5 85% The Transfiguration (2017) The Transfiguration could have snapped into sharper focus; it remains a bit thematically diffuse, a little underdone. But at its most haunting it earns its place in that bedroom closet next to Martin and the rest.‐ eFilmCritic.com
Read More | Posted Apr 4, 2017
5/5 91% The Fly (1986) At its best, the movie comes close to the power of classic tragedy.‐ eFilmCritic.com
Read More | Posted May 2, 2016
5/5 82% Big Trouble in Little China (1986) Contains the single drop-dead funniest moment in all of Carpenter's filmography.‐ eFilmCritic.com
Read More | Posted May 2, 2016
5/5 94% Blue Velvet (1986) Has lost very little of its juice or shock in three decades.‐ eFilmCritic.com
Read More | Posted Apr 20, 2016
5/5 91% Anomalisa (2015) Fits perfectly with Kaufman's other oddball, theatre-of-the-absurd efforts.‐ eFilmCritic.com
Read More | Posted Apr 13, 2016
3/5 95% Carol (2015) I value Haynes as an artist, but his art isn't revelatory or emotional; it signifies feelings rather than sharing them.‐ eFilmCritic.com
Read More | Posted Apr 13, 2016
1/5 68% The Danish Girl (2015) Being cisgender doesn't disqualify you from making a movie about transgender subjects, but maybe being incompetent should.‐ eFilmCritic.com
Read More | Posted Apr 13, 2016
3/5 67% Kahlil Gibran's The Prophet (2015) As a calling card for eight indie animators, it gets the job done.‐ eFilmCritic.com
Read More | Posted Apr 13, 2016
2/5 53% Sold (2016) Mostly dreary.‐ eFilmCritic.com
Read More | Posted Apr 13, 2016
5/5 74% The Hateful Eight (2015) Viewers whose palates have adjusted to the loquacious maestro's style will sigh with pleasure.‐ eFilmCritic.com
Read More | Posted Feb 4, 2016
4/5 88% The Big Short (2015) I don't know that McKay should go on being Hollywood's fiduciary moralist, but he's clearly on the side of the angels and of the entertainers.‐ eFilmCritic.com
Read More | Posted Feb 4, 2016
2/5 94% Room (2015) Dabbles in tough stuff, but holds a lot of its details at a remove.‐ eFilmCritic.com
Read More | Posted Feb 4, 2016
5/5 97% Spotlight (2015) Decently, it focuses on the victims, and why there continued to be victims for so long.‐ eFilmCritic.com
Read More | Posted Feb 4, 2016
2/5 80% The Revenant (2015) It's probably time to admit that Iñárritu has a loud voice but not much to say with it.‐ eFilmCritic.com
Read More | Posted Feb 4, 2016