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Robin Clifford

Robin Clifford
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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
C+ 36% The Great Wall (2017) Unfortunately, the sight and sound of "The Great Wall" are cheated of a better story to warrant the millions spent and the commitment of the filmmakers.‐ Reeling Reviews
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B+ 84% A United Kingdom (2017) With "A United Kingdom" we get a love story and a quiet revolution that propelled Botswana to independence‐ Reeling Reviews
Read More | Posted Feb 12, 2017
B+ 93% Toni Erdmann (2016) I think it is Peter Simonischek's off the wall performance that make's "Toni Erdmann" a cut above just quirky.‐ Reeling Reviews
Read More | Posted Feb 9, 2017
C+ 42% Youth in Oregon (2017) The caliber of the cast helps make "Youth in Oregon" a cut above what the been-there-before story deserves.‐ Reeling Reviews
Read More | Posted Jan 31, 2017
B+ 98% I Am Not Your Negro (2017) "I Am Not Your Negro" is a powerful and eye-opening viewpoint of a man who spent his life fighting for social justice for his race and, by extension, all races.‐ Reeling Reviews
Read More | Posted Jan 31, 2017
B 25% The Comedian (2017) I expected to see Robert De Niro do the same shtick that he does lately but, his character study is unique and shows he can still play a character and not just a caricature.‐ Reeling Reviews
Read More | Posted Jan 31, 2017
B- 41% Gold (2017) While watching "Gold," I felt I had seen the story before. And, I realize that I had, many times and "The Treasure of the Sierra Madre" comes to mind - without Bogey and bandits that "don't need no stinking badges."‐ Reeling Reviews
Read More | Posted Jan 27, 2017
B- 57% Claire in Motion (2017) The story centers on Claire and her growing doubts and insecurities over what she had once perceived as an idyllic life.‐ Reeling Reviews
Read More | Posted Jan 12, 2017
B 76% A Street Cat Named Bob (2016) While the humans in "A Street Cat Named Bob" do a fine job in their roles, the star of the film is....(drum roll) Bob.‐ Reeling Reviews
Read More | Posted Jan 12, 2017
B 82% The Founder (2017) [The] negative view of Ray, very well played by Keaton, does not make for a feel good movie, but it is an interesting look into the history of what became the largest food conveyor in the world.‐ Reeling Reviews
Read More | Posted Jan 12, 2017
B- 35% Live By Night (2017) "Live by Night" looks good with appropriate costumes, sets and props of the period. The story, though, feels too sparse, leaving me unsatisfied.‐ Reeling Reviews
Read More | Posted Jan 12, 2017
B+ 100% Tower (2016) ...the suffering of the victims and acts of police and civilian heroism is captured vividly and powerfully in this unique document of our country's sad first.‐ Reeling Reviews
Read More | Posted Jan 6, 2017
B 73% Sing (2016) the old-fashioned feel good story by Garth Jennings makes "Sing" a likable addition to this year's animated features. I give it a B.‐ Reeling Reviews
Read More | Posted Dec 21, 2016
B+ 93% La La Land (2016) Techs are first rate from choreography to production design that creates the perceived fantasy of what LA represents to the young and eager.‐ Reeling Reviews
Read More | Posted Dec 15, 2016
C 85% The Autopsy of Jane Doe (2016) I feel, with the star draw but uninspired story, that I was cheated by the filmmakers.‐ Reeling Reviews
Read More | Posted Dec 15, 2016
B+ 93% Fences (2016) I doubt if many other will identify, as closely as I, with the characters in "Fences" but the believably rooted family drama will keep the viewer enrapt.‐ Reeling Reviews
Read More | Posted Dec 15, 2016
C+ 85% Rogue One: A Star Wars Story (2016) Imitation, they say, is the highest form of flattery. If so, the makers of "Rogue One" flatter the heck out of its predecessors.‐ Reeling Reviews
Read More | Posted Dec 14, 2016
C+ 93% Fire at Sea (Fuocoammare) (2016) The relatively normal lives of the locals are contrasted by the frantic attempts of the desperate refugees to reach the "promised land."‐ Reeling Reviews
Read More | Posted Dec 1, 2016
B 55% Rules Don't Apply (2016) The focus of "Rules Don't Apply" is not on Hughes, though Beatty chews the scenery with gusto as the infamous recluse.‐ Reeling Reviews
Read More | Posted Dec 1, 2016
B 81% Mifune: The Last Samurai (2016) I do not see an audience much beyond people like me, but people like me will love "Mifune: The Last Samurai." ‐ Reeling Reviews
Read More | Posted Dec 1, 2016
C+ 70% Miss Sloane (2016) there is little sympathy, and no empathy, toward the title character as she relentlessly follows her own, well-defined path [to win]. ‐ Reeling Reviews
Read More | Posted Dec 1, 2016
B 85% Lion (2016) "Lion" is a good calling card for the new director [Garth Davis]‐ Reeling Reviews
Read More | Posted Dec 1, 2016
B+ 96% Manchester by the Sea (2016) New Englanders, with both the dialog and locations, will feel at home in this small town saga, captured skillfully by cinematographer Jody Lee Lipes.‐ Reeling Reviews
Read More | Posted Nov 23, 2016
B+ 71% Bleed For This (2016) Boxing movies increasingly, over the years, show the fight game and in-the-ring action in realistic ways and "Bleed for This" is no exception.‐ Reeling Reviews
Read More | Posted Nov 20, 2016
B+ 89% Elle (2016) Isabelle Huppert is an acting force to be reckoned with every time I see her. Here, as Elle, she may be diminutive in stature but her force of will cannot be matched.‐ Reeling Reviews
Read More | Posted Nov 20, 2016
A- 88% I Am Not Madame Bovary (2016) It will not give anything away if I say that Lian's real story is not revealed until the end and it is quite touching and genuine in its emotion.‐ Reeling Reviews
Read More | Posted Nov 20, 2016
B 45% Billy Lynn's Long Halftime Walk (2016) The numerous cast members, especially those on team Bravo, are not all given the chance to become three-dimensional characters.‐ Reeling Reviews
Read More | Posted Nov 20, 2016
B+ 89% Loving (2016) "Loving" is both a love story and the subject of that landmark SCOTUS decision in 1967. The couple endured great adversity, and it is depicted well, and, in the end, overcame that adversity in a big way.‐ Reeling Reviews
Read More | Posted Nov 6, 2016
C+ 46% Dog Eat Dog (2016) I felt a bit more positive about "Dog Eat Dog" until the unnecessary violent ending that felt completely out of place with an uncharacteristic twist. It takes it down a notch.‐ Reeling Reviews
Read More | Posted Nov 6, 2016
A 100% Tampopo (1985) Even today, "Tampopo" remains as fresh and funny as it was back in 1985. It is one of the best foodie movies I have ever seen...‐ Reeling Reviews
Read More | Posted Nov 3, 2016
B- 78% The Monster (2016) It is an average monster movie but with above average performances by Zoe Kazan and Ella Ballentine, making it a plus in the pantheon of relatively low budget monster movies.‐ Reeling Reviews
Read More | Posted Nov 3, 2016
B 74% Trolls (2016) "Trolls" is aimed squarely at the kids' market and it will strike a chord with the under 10 set with its positive messages of love thy neighbor and be happy.‐ Reeling Reviews
Read More | Posted Nov 3, 2016
B 98% Moonlight (2016) Chiron's life experiences have almost all been bad but, in the end, the character is given a glimmer of hope and possible happiness.‐ Reeling Reviews
Read More | Posted Nov 3, 2016
B- 90% Doctor Strange (2016) For a non-fan just reviewing a movie, it is, as I said, noisy and entertaining.‐ Reeling Reviews
Read More | Posted Nov 2, 2016
B 51% The Accountant (2016) "The Accountant" is a well done action thriller that never lets up on its fast pace and mayhem.‐ Reeling Reviews
Read More | Posted Oct 22, 2016
C 29% The Whole Truth (2016) There is some good acting here but I think the script done them wrong.‐ Reeling Reviews
Read More | Posted Oct 22, 2016
B+ 94% Miss Hokusai (Sarusuberi: Miss Hokusai) (2016) This historical biography is a quiet examination of a father and daughter/master and apprentice as they ply their copious talents to create works of art for their patrons.‐ Reeling Reviews
Read More | Posted Oct 22, 2016
B+ 97% Aquarius (2016) This is first and foremost Sonia Braga's film as we follow her everyday existence with her extended family and even more extended circle of friends.‐ Reeling Reviews
Read More | Posted Oct 22, 2016
B+ 90% Certain Women (2016) Do not expect action and thrills in this quiet, reflective study of very different women living their lives in Montana‐ Reeling Reviews
Read More | Posted Oct 22, 2016
C 23% American Pastoral (2016) "American Pastoral" is an earnest first effort, but the source material may have been a bit too much for a director's debut.‐ Reeling Reviews
Read More | Posted Oct 22, 2016
B+ 97% 13th (2016) a densely packed, informative (though not necessarily entertaining) and clearly laid out chronicle of [our] history.‐ Reeling Reviews
Read More | Posted Oct 4, 2016
B+ 82% Denial (2016) Deborah Lipstadt's battle for justice for those without a voice struck a significant blow against the lies.‐ Reeling Reviews
Read More | Posted Oct 4, 2016
A- 93% Under The Sun (2016) What you see is frightening: an entire nation declaring fealty for their Beloved Leader Kim Jong-il, the man who declared America its sworn enemy.‐ Reeling Reviews
Read More | Posted Sep 24, 2016
B 70% Operation Avalanche (2016) The found footage genre has been saturated since the days of "The Blair Witch Project (1999)." But, Johnson and his cast and crew make it fresh again in a nostalgic and old fashioned way.‐ Reeling Reviews
Read More | Posted Sep 22, 2016
B+ 77% London Road (2016) This is not a conventional docudramoada but one that anyone that loves the variety of film genres (AKA: film nut) should do themselves a favor and see "London Road."‐ Reeling Reviews
Read More | Posted Sep 22, 2016
B 94% Command and Control (2016) "Command and Control" has a strong anti-nuclear bomb vibe as it shows the confusion of those responsible for taking care of our nuclear arsenal.‐ Reeling Reviews
Read More | Posted Sep 22, 2016
B 63% The Magnificent Seven (2016) Antoine Fuqua uses a hammer and anvil approach to a story that has more subtlety than he gives it.‐ Reeling Reviews
Read More | Posted Sep 22, 2016
B 91% Southside With You (2016) The actors prove their ability to make the jump to lead roles and Richard Tanne is off to a great start as a filmmaker of note.‐ Reeling Reviews
Read More | Posted Aug 25, 2016
B- 89% Blood Father (2016) This is the kind of film that will attract Mel fans, action junkies and those who are tired of superhero movies. "Blood Father" harkens back to past times.‐ Reeling Reviews
Read More | Posted Aug 25, 2016
B+ 89% Morris from America (2016) "Morris of America" brings hitherto unknown (to me) writer/director Chad Hartigan to our attention in a well-written, finely crafted story with two notable performances by its leads.‐ Reeling Reviews
Read More | Posted Aug 25, 2016