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Robert Denerstein

Robert Denerstein
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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
2.5/4 77% Ferdinand (2017) It probably shouldn't be at the top of parents' priority lists if they're only taking the kids out to a couple of movies during the year. ‐ Denerstein Unleashed
Read More | Posted Dec 15, 2017
84% Darkest Hour (2017) So the verdict is mildly mixed. Darkest Hour isn't as great as the historical moment it depicts but Oldman's performance certainly rises to the occasion.‐ Denerstein Unleashed
Read More | Posted Dec 15, 2017
91% The Other Side of Hope (Toivon tuolla puolen) (2017) Credit Kaurismaki with dredging compassion and even a bit of heroism from places where we least expect to find it and from people who, at first blush, don't seem capable of breaking through their isolation.‐ Denerstein Unleashed
Read More | Posted Dec 14, 2017
93% Star Wars: The Last Jedi (2017) [Daisy] Ridley already proved herself a worthy addition to the Star Wars fold and does nothing here to convince us that we weren't right to welcome her for what evidently will be a long run.‐ Denerstein Unleashed
Read More | Posted Dec 13, 2017
96% Félicité (2017) In all, Felicite strikes a powerful chord, taking us into a society in which every reward feels hard won.‐ Denerstein Unleashed
Read More | Posted Dec 8, 2017
94% The Shape of Water (2017) Perhaps never quite as poetic as its wonderful title, The Shape of Water nonetheless allows del Toro to give full vent to an imagination into which movies flow, cinematic tributaries that fuel his sense of invention.‐ Denerstein Unleashed
Read More | Posted Dec 8, 2017
93% The Disaster Artist (2017) I don't know if The Disaster Artist will rock your world, but I do know that I laughed at the comic touches that Franco, who also directed, brings to the subject of dismal failure.‐ Denerstein Unleashed
Read More | Posted Dec 8, 2017
30% Wonder Wheel (2017) I'd put Wonder Wheel near the bottom of Allen's abundant filmography. The story isn't very good and it leaves a bad aftertaste when it's done. I'd call that a double whammy of badness.‐ Denerstein Unleashed
Read More | Posted Dec 6, 2017
81% The Square (2017) The Square stands as a triumph of ambition that results in a wildly mixed achievement, water balloons dropped by a prankish director on the art world's many targets of opportunity.‐ Denerstein Unleashed
Read More | Posted Nov 30, 2017
92% The Breadwinner (2017) Small but powerful, The Breadwinner qualifies as an adept telling of an important story.‐ Denerstein Unleashed
Read More | Posted Nov 30, 2017
50% Roman J. Israel, Esq. (2017) Roman J. Israel, Esq. makes room for moments that are so thought-provokingly enjoyable that the movie, which can't be called a success, may be more interesting than movies that would have garnered more praise.‐ Denerstein Unleashed
Read More | Posted Nov 30, 2017
85% Brimstone & Glory (2017) The fireworks we see are amazing, and Jakovleski leaves it to us to decide what to make of this town's obsession with lighting up the sky.‐ Denerstein Unleashed
Read More | Posted Nov 30, 2017
80% The Man Who Invented Christmas (2017) I can't say that The Man Who Invented Christmas will (or should) hang at the top of anyone's cinematic tree, but, at its best, the movie has a lively spirit that keeps us from crying "Humbug."‐ Denerstein Unleashed
Read More | Posted Nov 22, 2017
97% Coco (2017) The movie may encourage youngsters to ponder the perils of succumbing to the blinding light of celebrity and it shows -- in obviously literal fashion -- that there's much to be gained from honoring and remembering those who have gone before us.‐ Denerstein Unleashed
Read More | Posted Nov 22, 2017
99% God's Own Country (2017) God's Own Country becomes memorable for its unrelenting naturalism and for its refusal to see hearts and flowers where only mud, animals, walled-off human emotions and rare moments of tenderness are able to survive. But survive they do.‐ Denerstein Unleashed
Read More | Posted Nov 21, 2017
95% Human Flow (2017) An artist with an international reputation, Ai takes a sweeping, often heart-breaking look at the throngs of people who, through no fault of their own, have been dislocated.‐ Denerstein Unleashed
Read More | Posted Nov 21, 2017
97% Mudbound (2017) A strong collection of vividly drawn characters carry Rees's epic American story to a conclusion in which pain can't entirely trample hope.‐ Denerstein Unleashed
Read More | Posted Nov 21, 2017
93% Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri (2017) Three Billboards takes its cues from McDormand, who infuses Mildred with uncompromising strength, the kind that allows a formidable woman to go toe-to-toe with any man and strike fear into his trembling heart.‐ Denerstein Unleashed
Read More | Posted Nov 17, 2017
99% Lady Bird (2017) Happily engaging and marked by Ronan's wit and vulnerability, Lady Bird introduces us to a young woman who's taking small and large steps on one of life's more exciting journeys: discovering herself.‐ Denerstein Unleashed
Read More | Posted Nov 17, 2017
40% Justice League (2017) The movie has entertaining elements and enough superhero chemistry to keep the DC wheel spinning toward the next movie.‐ Denerstein Unleashed
Read More | Posted Nov 17, 2017
73% Last Flag Flying (2017) Ponicsan co-authored the screenplay for Last Flag with Linklater, and the movie has some (but not all) of Last Detail's comic bite.‐ Denerstein Unleashed
Read More | Posted Nov 16, 2017
58% Murder On The Orient Express (2017) If the light from your mobile device weren't likely to disrupt the experience of others, I'd suggest that this is one journey on which you might consider bringing a book -- perhaps something by Agatha Christie.‐ Denerstein Unleashed
Read More | Posted Nov 10, 2017
92% Thor: Ragnarok (2017) It's difficult to hate any movie that allows Blanchett to chew the movie's abundant and not always impressive scenery -- archly, of course.‐ Denerstein Unleashed
Read More | Posted Nov 3, 2017
71% Wonderstruck (2017) The idea that distant heavens lend awesome perspective to the shocking meagerness of our lives certainly carries weight, but in Wonderstruck the message can be more stated than felt. Enchantment is only half achieved.‐ Denerstein Unleashed
Read More | Posted Nov 2, 2017
76% Thank You for Your Service (2017) Based on a 2013 book by David Finkel, Thank You For Your Service stands as an illustrative example of the kind of fighting that begins once soldiers return home from war: Too often, the battle they wind up waging is with themselves.‐ Denerstein Unleashed
Read More | Posted Oct 27, 2017
28% Suburbicon (2017) The cast does its best to keep the story tracking, but scenes that are intended to be funny don't produce the expected laughs and the satirical point ... doesn't resonate the way it should.‐ Denerstein Unleashed
Read More | Posted Oct 27, 2017
79% The Killing of a Sacred Deer (2017) Lanthimos may have been defeated by his own considerable artistic impulses: Putting a movie under "general anesthesia" risks not being able to rouse it again.‐ Denerstein Unleashed
Read More | Posted Oct 27, 2017
29% All I See Is You (2017) Blame over-stylized visuals, an under-nourished story, and performances that suffer from the movie's lack of focus.‐ Denerstein Unleashed
Read More | Posted Oct 26, 2017
66% Breathe (2017) Breathe might have benefited from a little less burnish and a lot more soul searching.‐ Denerstein Unleashed
Read More | Posted Oct 20, 2017
95% The Florida Project (2017) I can't think of a movie that better captures the evanescent joy and freedom of childhood than The Florida Project.‐ Denerstein Unleashed
Read More | Posted Oct 20, 2017
98% Lucky (2017) Lucky serves as an ode to Harry Dean, an actor who made a career out of playing men who never seemed to give a damn what anyone thought of them, a trait that made the actor admirable to audiences.‐ Denerstein Unleashed
Read More | Posted Oct 19, 2017
92% Walking Out (2017) The story's poignancy stems from the knowledge that fathers and sons never really know one another. ‐ Denerstein Unleashed
Read More | Posted Oct 13, 2017
82% Loving Vincent (2017) The movie's painting proves inconsistent, perhaps an inevitable result of using hundreds of artists. That, however, wouldn't have mattered had the story lived up to the stature of the artist.‐ Denerstein Unleashed
Read More | Posted Oct 13, 2017
86% Professor Marston & The Wonder Women (2017) It may not be a great film, but it sure has one hell of a story to tell. ‐ Denerstein Unleashed
Read More | Posted Oct 12, 2017
33% Mark Felt: The Man Who Brought Down the White House (2017) Mark Felt wears its solemnity of purpose like a straight jacket, something that can't be said about All the President's Men, still the best Watergate movie of all.‐ Denerstein Unleashed
Read More | Posted Oct 12, 2017
61% The Foreigner (2017) The whole package winds up as a hard-boiled entertainment that's not afraid to strike at point-blank range .‐ Denerstein Unleashed
Read More | Posted Oct 12, 2017
83% Marshall (2017) Marshall's story -- even part of it -- remains a worthy subject.‐ Denerstein Unleashed
Read More | Posted Oct 12, 2017
87% Blade Runner 2049 (2017) After the movie's sometimes taxing, 164-minute running time, I found that other more immediately pressing needs required attention.‐ Denerstein Unleashed
Read More | Posted Oct 5, 2017
96% Ex Libris: New York Public Library (2017) Ex Libris functions as a kind of time-capsule document, something that could be viewed years from now by those who want to understand something about the way institutions functioned in our tumultuous times.‐ Denerstein Unleashed
Read More | Posted Oct 5, 2017
41% The Mountain Between Us (2017) As is the case with many movies, this one may have begun as someone's labor of love; it turned out to be ... well ... just laborious.‐ Denerstein Unleashed
Read More | Posted Oct 5, 2017
92% In Pursuit of Silence (2017) If ever there were a time for a documentary such as The Pursuit of Silence, it's now.‐ Denerstein Unleashed
Read More | Posted Sep 29, 2017
65% Victoria & Abdul (2017) Victoria & Abdul has more in mind than comedy. It also assays the cultural frictions created by the presence of a Muslim in this upper-class gaggle of bigots and stuffed shirts.‐ Denerstein Unleashed
Read More | Posted Sep 29, 2017
87% American Made (2017) Cruise and Liman ask us to share Seal's kicks and risk, right up until the inevitable crash puts a stark exclamation point on what has been an enjoyably crazed ride.‐ Denerstein Unleashed
Read More | Posted Sep 29, 2017
86% Battle of the Sexes (2017) Put another way, this is one tennis movie that could have used more topspin.‐ Denerstein Unleashed
Read More | Posted Sep 29, 2017
93% School Life (2017) I don't know if you can extrapolate larger educational meanings from School Life, but I do know that I would have loved to attend such a school, this one located on the remnants of a large estate.‐ Denerstein Unleashed
Read More | Posted Sep 22, 2017
94% Stronger (2017) Gyllenhaal's performance anchors the movie; he mixes moments of humor with moments of self-pity.‐ Denerstein Unleashed
Read More | Posted Sep 22, 2017
82% Brad's Status (2017) Cheers for writer/director Mike White, who has found the perfect vehicle for Stiller to express a nearly intractable case of mid-life jitters.‐ Denerstein Unleashed
Read More | Posted Sep 22, 2017
84% Polina (Polina, danser sa vie) (2017) Polina isn't the deepest drama but the dancing elevates a story that sometimes feels predictable. Credit Shevtsova with creating a character who's trying to use her training and develop her own style.‐ Denerstein Unleashed
Read More | Posted Sep 15, 2017
34% American Assassin (2017) Muddled by a scattered screenplay and hampered by Dylan O'Brien's notably unremarkable performance as Rapp, American Assassin does a fair share of globe hopping but manages to go nowhere.‐ Denerstein Unleashed
Read More | Posted Sep 15, 2017
68% mother! (2017) With Mother!, Aronofsky huffs, puffs and damn well tries to blow the house down. But this time out, I found myself wondering whether there was anything more to the movie than the ominous howl of all that huffing and puffing.‐ Denerstein Unleashed
Read More | Posted Sep 15, 2017