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Robin Clifford

Robin Clifford
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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
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
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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
Read More | 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
Read More | 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
Read More | 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
Read More | Posted Jul 28, 2016
B 87% 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
Read More | 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
Read More | Posted Jul 28, 2016
B+ 72% 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
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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
Read More | Posted Jul 16, 2016
C 34% Equals (2016) ...the lack of real tension and danger made me, at the half way mark, just want it to wrap up.‐ Reeling Reviews
Read More | Posted Jul 16, 2016
B+ 93% The Innocents (Les innocentes) (2016) The setting is bleak and the weight of faith on the nuns' shoulders is palpable.‐ Reeling Reviews
Read More | 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
Read More | 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
Read More | 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
Read More | 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
Read More | Posted Jun 17, 2016
C 57% 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
Read More | Posted Jun 17, 2016
A- 65% Therapy for a Vampire (Der Vampir auf der Couch) (2016) This is an all around well-crafted and funny comedy.‐ Reeling Reviews
Read More | Posted Jun 17, 2016
B 58% Me Before You (2016) I find it astounding that I actually like a film that should have triggered a gag reflex in me.‐ Reeling Reviews
Read More | Posted Jun 4, 2016
B+ 89% Dheepan (2016) "Dheepan" is a solid trio of character studies with each member of the family, over the first half, fleshing out their well-drawn characters effectively.‐ Reeling Reviews
Read More | Posted Jun 4, 2016
B+ 100% Dragon Inn (Long men ke zhen) (1966) There is action aplenty from start to finish and the fight choreography is splendid, especially considering that this is a 50 year old movie.‐ Reeling Reviews
Read More | Posted Jun 4, 2016
B 82% Tale of Tales (Il racconto dei racconti) (2016) While watching "Tale of Tales," the bizarre and dark (and oft darkly humorous, though not exactly funny ha-ha) holds your attention.‐ Reeling Reviews
Read More | Posted Jun 4, 2016
B- 82% Chevalier (2016) "Chevalier" is a guy flick if there ever was one with its testosterone fueled machismo.‐ Reeling Reviews
Read More | Posted May 23, 2016
B+ 81% Sunset Song (2016) The sumptuous production, skillful adaptation of the 1932 novel and fine acting by all make this a harsh pleasure.‐ Reeling Reviews
Read More | Posted May 20, 2016
B 97% Weiner (2016) I do not know if I would want a man like Anthony Weiner as my mayor but he is sure a heck of an interesting figure for the documentarians to showcase.‐ Reeling Reviews
Read More | Posted May 19, 2016
B- 57% Money Monster (2016) Things work best for the first three quarters of "Money Monster." ‐ Reeling Reviews
Read More | Posted May 17, 2016
B 97% Dark Horse (2016) Anyone who has a love for our equine friends and horse racing will enjoy "Dark Horse" to the fullest.‐ Reeling Reviews
Read More | Posted May 17, 2016
A- 93% Janis: Little Girl Blue (2015) "Janis: Little Girl Blue" is a lovely homage to a great singer who left us all too soon.‐ Reeling Reviews
Read More | Posted May 5, 2016
C+ 100% Cash Only (2016) Director Malik Bader and scripter and lead actor Nicola Shreli cover familiar ground with their story of a man trying to save his daughter from Easter European gangsters.‐ Reeling Reviews
Read More | Posted May 5, 2016
B 79% The Family Fang (2016) The flashbacks to the various performance pieces over the years are priceless and set the stage for the present day mystery about the missing Fangs.‐ Reeling Reviews
Read More | Posted May 5, 2016
C+ 76% Keanu (2016) The laughs are not a constant but there are enough to make "Keanu" a good bit of fun. ‐ Reeling Reviews
Read More | Posted May 5, 2016
C+ 17% The Huntsman: Winter's War (2016) Fanboys, who will love the fighting, and fangirls, who have three prominent and strong figures of feminism as the stars of "The Huntsman: Winter's War," will likely enjoy it. But, it left me underwhelmed.‐ Reeling Reviews
Read More | Posted Apr 25, 2016
B- 100% Fireworks Wednesday (Chaharshanbe-soori) (2016) This is one helluva day in the life and shows a great deal of enthusiasm by the much younger Asghar Farhadi.‐ Reeling Reviews
Read More | Posted Apr 25, 2016
B 97% The Dark Horse (2016) "The Dark Horse" is a showcase for Cliff Curtis and shows the actor can give a convincing, sincere and sympathetic lead performance.‐ Reeling Reviews
Read More | Posted Apr 25, 2016
B+ 100% Older Than Ireland (2016) There is so much love for life in Fegan's subjects that you cannot help but smile and enjoy their memories. ‐ Reeling Reviews
Read More | Posted Apr 25, 2016
B+ 77% Elvis & Nixon (2016) "Elvis & Nixon" is based on true events and reinforces that old adage, "Fact is far stranger than fiction."‐ Reeling Reviews
Read More | Posted Apr 25, 2016
B- 52% Demolition (2016) Jake Gyllenhaal gives a performance that is, at once, without emotion and seething with anger.‐ Reeling Reviews
Read More | Posted Apr 8, 2016
A- 100% The Dying of the Light (2016) I think that "The Nostalgia of the Light" would be more appropriate for this homage to the projectionists that brought the light into the darkness.‐ Reeling Reviews
Read More | Posted Apr 8, 2016
B- 91% City Of Gold (2016) "City of Gold" is a love poem to the Los Angeles food scene and to the man who made it his mission...to eat.‐ Reeling Reviews
Read More | Posted Mar 24, 2016
C 20% I Saw the Light (2016) One thing that a bio-pic needs to do is to draw you into the subject character and earn your sympathy. By the end of "I Saw the Light" I found little such sympathy for a self-destructive artist responsible for his own demise.‐ Reeling Reviews
Read More | Posted Mar 24, 2016
B+ 90% The Clan (El Clan) (2016) Pablo Trapero shows deft skill in directing his talented cast and telling the shocking true story of the Puccio family. ‐ Reeling Reviews
Read More | Posted Mar 24, 2016
B 91% The Confirmation (2016) "The Confirmation" is about a boy and his dad finding each other and helping each other. Owen and young Lieberher have a great chemistry, evoking sympathy and, more important, empathy for the pair and their plight.‐ Reeling Reviews
Read More | Posted Mar 18, 2016
B 71% Remember (2016) "Remember" is a well crafted film that tells a very different story of revenge cloaked in an unusual road trip.‐ Reeling Reviews
Read More | Posted Mar 18, 2016
B- 83% The Wave (Bolgen) (2016) [The filmmakers] had me most of the way but dropped the ball opting for a conventional, done before finale.‐ Reeling Reviews
Read More | Posted Mar 13, 2016
A- 96% Rams (Hrútar) (2016) I felt that I was sharing my time with real people with a real story.‐ Reeling Reviews
Read More | Posted Mar 11, 2016
C+ 95% Eye In The Sky (2016) Director Gavin Hood and screenwriter Guy Hibbert have their hearts in the right place in this modern morality play set amidst the ongoing war on terror...‐ Reeling Reviews
Read More | Posted Mar 11, 2016
C 25% London Has Fallen (2016) More is better in the minds of the filmmakers responsible for this repetitive kill fest. They never heard that less is more, I guess. ‐ Reeling Reviews
Read More | Posted Mar 8, 2016
B- 79% Where to Invade Next (2016) though there is more humor here than the usual Moore doc, he still hits us over the head with his ongoing treatise on what is wrong with America.‐ Reeling Reviews
Read More | Posted Feb 15, 2016
B- 100% Only Yesterday (2016) Remember, this is a 25-year old [animated] film that could have been made today.‐ Reeling Reviews
Read More | Posted Feb 12, 2016
B 86% Hail, Caesar! (2016) The individual parts are each greater than the whole but I hoped, this being from the brothers, for something the other way around.‐ Reeling Reviews
Read More | Posted Feb 12, 2016
B 81% Southbound (2016) The filmmakers are given reign to their individual tales but always with the binding thread that makes "Southbound" the kind of horror film that even a non-fan of the genre, like me, can appreciate.‐ Reeling Reviews
Read More | Posted Feb 12, 2016