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Robin Clifford

Robin Clifford
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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
B 86% The Wedding Plan (2017) Noa Koler gives Michal full depth of character and you root for her, despite herself.‐ Reeling Reviews
Read More | Posted May 21, 2017
B 81% Wakefield (2017) [T]he source material by E.L. Doctorow, writer-director Robin Swicord's deft adaptation of the short story and her intimate direction of Cranston make you not to even notice the [near two hour] time.‐ Reeling Reviews
Read More | Posted May 21, 2017
B+ 93% Obit (2017) "Obit" wraps up with a simple, wry statement by one of the NYT obit writers: "There's nothing you can do about dying, by the way."‐ Reeling Reviews
Read More | Posted May 17, 2017
C+ 86% Risk (2017) PBS shows "Frontline" or "American Experience" (Poitras is American, after all) would be a better venue for an edited version and would probably attract a larger audience.‐ Reeling Reviews
Read More | Posted May 12, 2017
C+ 72% Alien: Covenant (2017) [In the original "Alien," we got to know, and most important, empathize with the characters, especially Ripley (Sigourney Weaver) and, a little, the Alien. Not so in Ridley Scott's latest foray into his long-time franchise.‐ Reeling Reviews
Read More | Posted May 11, 2017
B+ 93% Glory (2017) The unrelenting build up of injustices to the film's climax left me with a knot in my stomach. The poignant thing about the film and its story is that this could be anywhere.‐ Reeling Reviews
Read More | Posted May 4, 2017
C+ 79% Jeremiah Tower: The Last Magnificent (2017) Tower's life and career is laid out, with his controversies, successes and failings. But, I felt that the reason for his falling off the earth for so many years...were self imposed and often because of his ego.‐ Reeling Reviews
Read More | Posted May 4, 2017
B- 77% Chuck (2017) I am a sucker for boxing movies and "Chuck" is a decent biography of a man we did not, really, know. The filmmakers address this unknown and, with Schreiber, tell an honest story of the rise and fall of an athlete.‐ Reeling Reviews
Read More | Posted May 4, 2017
C+ 87% The Lovers (2017) The film belongs to Winger and Letts and I rooted for them through to the end. The goings on around them kept me at arms length, though.‐ Reeling Reviews
Read More | Posted May 4, 2017
A- 100% Harold And Lillian: A Hollywood Love Story (2017) When you come right down to it, what the film is all about is succinctly described in the title. This is a true love story of a remarkable couple that we never, until now, heard of before.‐ Reeling Reviews
Read More | Posted May 3, 2017
B+ 87% Their Finest (2017) The heart of "Their Finest," of course, is the making of the propaganda film that will fulfill the goal to be "authentic and optimistic," even if it is all a fabrication to soothe the masses to endure the war.‐ Reeling Reviews
Read More | Posted Apr 13, 2017
B 88% The Lost City of Z (2017) It is kind of like Indiana Jones without the bullwhip, stolen idols and Nazi conspiracy and all the hard work.‐ Reeling Reviews
Read More | Posted Apr 13, 2017
A- 95% After the Storm (Umi yori mo mada fukaku) (2017) It is a family I am comfortable to be with. That says a lot for the ability of the filmmaker.‐ Reeling Reviews
Read More | Posted Apr 7, 2017
B- 16% Queen of the Desert (2017) One thing that "Queen of the Desert" did do for me is to inspire me want to learn more about Gertrude Bell.‐ Reeling Reviews
Read More | Posted Apr 7, 2017
C 73% The Void (2017) the fans of the horror-scifi-drama genre will probably enjoy "The Void." I, though, am not a fan and just feel a void.‐ Reeling Reviews
Read More | Posted Apr 7, 2017
B 52% The Boss Baby (2017) The result is a family comedy that will amuse and entertain all ages.‐ Reeling Reviews
Read More | Posted Mar 31, 2017
B 81% Mean Dreams (2017) ...has a done-before feel but the caliber of acting by the young stars and the menacing performance by Bill Paxton as the ruthless dad make "Mean Dreams" a cut above.‐ Reeling Reviews
Read More | Posted Mar 24, 2017
B- 92% The Son of Joseph (Le fils de Joseph) (2017) The intelligent story makes the pluses outweigh the minuses in my mind.‐ Reeling Reviews
Read More | Posted Mar 24, 2017
B+ 94% Neruda (2016) The story is equally divided between the two men, making for two distinct stories intertwined into one grander story.‐ Reeling Reviews
Read More | Posted Mar 24, 2017
B+ 61% The Zookeeper's Wife (2017) "The Zookeeper's Wife" may have appeal to history buffs of that turbulent time but the story has a more universal appeal about love and compassion for all animals, even us humans.‐ Reeling Reviews
Read More | Posted Mar 23, 2017
B- 72% The Sense Of An Ending (2017) "The Sense of and Ending" is an odd little mystery story about a man who has lived his life in delusion.‐ Reeling Reviews
Read More | Posted Mar 9, 2017
C 34% The Last Word (2017) There is nothing new and different in "The Last Word" and it relies, mainly, on MacLaine's acerbic wit to carry the pace of the story.‐ Reeling Reviews
Read More | Posted Mar 9, 2017
C+ 71% Beauty and the Beast (2017) the new version feels artificial and manufactured, even forced.‐ Reeling Reviews
Read More | Posted Mar 9, 2017
B- 84% The Lure (Córki dancingu) (2017) If you are expecting Hans Christian Andersen's The Little Mermaid, you are at the wrong movie.‐ Reeling Reviews
Read More | Posted Mar 9, 2017
C+ 66% Before I Fall (2017) aimed at the femme teen audience and, while it misses the target by a mile for me, the aforementioned 65-year old, male film critic, it hits its intended target squarely in the center.‐ Reeling Reviews
Read More | Posted Mar 3, 2017
A- 100% My Life as a Zucchini (Ma vie de courgette) (2017) Nothing really happens in the day-to-day life in the orphanage and that is exactly what grabs and hold you as you watch "My Life as a Zucchini."‐ Reeling Reviews
Read More | Posted Feb 23, 2017
B 88% Land of Mine (Under Sandet) (2017) Despite the constant theme of death, "Land of Mine" has a hopeful note in the end. It says something about understanding people, not just the ideology that made them enemies.‐ Reeling Reviews
Read More | Posted Feb 23, 2017
C+ 35% 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
Read More | Posted Feb 22, 2017
B+ 83% 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+ 92% 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+ 45% 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- 42% 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 77% 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 84% 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- 34% 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 72% 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 87% 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+ 94% 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+ 74% 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 86% 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