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Robin Clifford

Robin Clifford
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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
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
Posted Dec 1, 2016
B 56%

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
Posted Dec 1, 2016
B 82%

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
Posted Dec 1, 2016
C+ 68%

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
Posted Dec 1, 2016
B 82%

Lion (2016)

""Lion" is a good calling card for the new director [Garth Davis]" Reeling Reviews
Posted Dec 1, 2016
B+ 97%

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
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
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
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
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
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
Posted Nov 6, 2016
C+ 44%

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
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
Posted Nov 3, 2016
B- 80%

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
Posted Nov 3, 2016
B 75%

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
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
Posted Nov 3, 2016
B- 91%

Doctor Strange (2016)

"For a non-fan just reviewing a movie, it is, as I said, noisy and entertaining." Reeling Reviews
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
Posted Oct 22, 2016
C 30%

The Whole Truth (2016)

"There is some good acting here but I think the script done them wrong." Reeling Reviews
Posted Oct 22, 2016
B+ 95%

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
Posted Oct 22, 2016
B+ 96%

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
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
Posted Oct 22, 2016
C 20%

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
Posted Oct 22, 2016
B+ 96%

13th (2016)

"a densely packed, informative (though not necessarily entertaining) and clearly laid out chronicle of [our] history." Reeling Reviews
Posted Oct 4, 2016
B+ 81%

Denial (2016)

"Deborah Lipstadt's battle for justice for those without a voice struck a significant blow against the lies." Reeling Reviews
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
Posted Sep 24, 2016
B 69%

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
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
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
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
Posted Sep 22, 2016
B 92%

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
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
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
Posted Aug 25, 2016
B 81%

Equity (2016)

"There is tension galore throughout and the machinations of Wall Street are laid out well and clearly." Reeling Reviews
Posted Aug 12, 2016
B+ 93%

Lo and Behold, Reveries of the Connected World (2016)

"For many, "Lo and Behold" will be an interesting history lesson and look into the future of the Internet, including the colonization of Mars." Reeling Reviews
Posted Aug 12, 2016
B+ 66%

Anthropoid (2016)

"Ellis and his team do a superb job in recreating events from start to finish, quite literally, with an obviously well-researched script by the director and co-writer Anthony Frewin. " Reeling Reviews
Posted Aug 12, 2016
B 55%

Can We Take a Joke? (2016)

"One of the main points of "Can We Take a Joke?" is freedom of speech. The first Amendment protects that right, but the comedians (and I) believe that freedom of speech should be elevated, especially now." Reeling Reviews
Posted Jul 28, 2016
A 92%

Destiny (Der müde Tod) (1924)

"Death has been played many times, from Bergman's "The Seventh Seal (1952)" to "Bill and Ted's Bogus Journey (1991)" and countless others, but never as sympathetic as in "Destiny."" Reeling Reviews
Posted Jul 28, 2016
B 84%

Tallulah (2016)

"This is true modern femme fable with the lives of three women thrown together after a single rash decision by Lu." Reeling Reviews
Posted Jul 28, 2016
B 86%

Phantom Boy (2016)

""Phantom Boy" may have an adult theme but it can and should have appeal to a younger audience as well." Reeling Reviews
Posted Jul 28, 2016
B 99%

Don't Think Twice (2016)

" It is a nice slice of life look into these modern day vaudevillians." Reeling Reviews
Posted Jul 28, 2016
B+ 73%

My King (Mon roi) (2016)

"...examine[s] not just the idyllic relationship between Tony and Georgio, but his sociopathic behavior and how it eventually shatters that relationship." Reeling Reviews
Posted Jul 16, 2016
B- 70%

Café Society (2016)

"The all-over-the-place story and huge cast make for a film that is more a series of connected vignettes than a linear story" Reeling Reviews
Posted Jul 16, 2016
C 33%

Equals (2016)

"...the lack of real tension and danger made me, at the half way mark, just want it to wrap up." Reeling Reviews
Posted Jul 16, 2016
B+ 95%

The Innocents (Les innocentes) (2016)

"The setting is bleak and the weight of faith on the nuns' shoulders is palpable." Reeling Reviews
Posted Jun 30, 2016
B 91%

Last Cab To Darwin (2016)

"The spiritual [journey], though, is the real heart of "Last Cab" as Rex learns the meaning of life, real life, is to not spend it alone but with your loved ones." Reeling Reviews
Posted Jun 30, 2016
B 75%

The BFG (2016)

"It is not a transformative film like other Spielberg works but its heart and spirit are in the right place." Reeling Reviews
Posted Jun 30, 2016
B 78%

The Shallows (2016)

"This is a good leave your brain outside summer movie that is a good alternative to any of the superheroes on the summer slate." Reeling Reviews
Posted Jun 23, 2016
B- 95%

Tickled (2016)

" It is a case of good journalism and a weird and, until now, little known fetish that is the draw." Reeling Reviews
Posted Jun 17, 2016
C 56%

The Neon Demon (2016)

"I understand that the [modeling] industry is, by definition, misogynistic, but the director brings objectification of women to new heights." Reeling Reviews
Posted Jun 17, 2016
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