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Robin Clifford

Robin Clifford
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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
B+ 81% Overlord (2018) Combines a straightforward complete-the-mission war pic with a Mad Nazi Scientist plot to rule the world movie.‐ Reeling Reviews
Read More | Posted Dec 3, 2018
B- 88% Prospect (2018) create[s], through imagination and simple effects, a story about prospectors, claim jumpers, survival and greed in what used to be called a "space oater."‐ Reeling Reviews
Read More | Posted Nov 28, 2018
B- 90% Divide and Conquer: The Story of Roger Ailes (2018) ). It is interesting and fills in the many bits about a man I did not particularly like or care about. Director Bloom does, though, inform and entertain, very necessary skills for any good documentary filmmaker.‐ Reeling Reviews
Read More | Posted Nov 28, 2018
A- 98% Roma (2018) For those patient enough to allow Cuaron tell his family story will also see a story of love and heroism.‐ Reeling Reviews
Read More | Posted Nov 28, 2018
B 86% Sgt. Stubby: An American Hero (2018) It makes me wonder why it took Hollywood so long to mine the naturally good-hearted true-life adventure story, and it is about a diminutive dog!‐ Reeling Reviews
Read More | Posted Nov 28, 2018
B+ 92% The Ballad of Buster Scruggs (2018) If I had to choose a favorite of the six, it would be the Buster Scruggs yarn, but each of the stories is full and complete.‐ Reeling Reviews
Read More | Posted Nov 15, 2018
B+ 88% Ralph Breaks the Internet (2018) I had such fun spotting both the obvious and subtle references and still missed many, prompting an addition viewing. Anybody want to watch it with me? ‐ Reeling Reviews
Read More | Posted Nov 15, 2018
C+ 74% El Angel (El ángel) (2018) I found that I did not want to know about the young Angel of Death, keeping the film at arm's length with its sordid real-life story.‐ Reeling Reviews
Read More | Posted Nov 15, 2018
A- 83% Green Book (2018) The clash of cultures, and its personification by the stars, makes "Green Book" far more than a buddy/road movie.‐ Reeling Reviews
Read More | Posted Nov 15, 2018
B+ 90% Overlord (1975) combines a straightforward complete-the-mission war pic with a Mad Nazi Scientist plot to rule the world movie.‐ Reeling Reviews
Read More | Posted Nov 13, 2018
B 80% Boy Erased (2018) Hedges proves to be a capable young actor and hold's the film's focus‐ Reeling Reviews
Read More | Posted Nov 5, 2018
B+ 91% The Great Buster: A Celebration (2018) Just watching Buster Keaton perform is a real treat and "The Great Buster" had me laughing throughout. Remember, we are talking about comedy that is a century old and still hilarious.‐ Reeling Reviews
Read More | Posted Nov 3, 2018
B+ 94% Burning (Beoning) (2018) Do not expect substantive answers to the questions that "Burning" raises in your mind. But, for two hours you lose yourself in the mystery tale.‐ Reeling Reviews
Read More | Posted Nov 3, 2018
B 86% Monrovia, Indiana (2018) Without using interviews or making the documentary maker a part of the film, Wiseman immerses us into town life and what goes on day to day.‐ Reeling Reviews
Read More | Posted Oct 31, 2018
B 88% In Search of Greatness (2018) Sports fans will enjoy the plethora of old sports action and analysis. And, documentary lovers will get something that educates, entertains and gives insight to the history of sports.‐ Reeling Reviews
Read More | Posted Oct 31, 2018
C+ 94% Wildlife (2018) I felt like I was watching a film about a play about a family and never got closer than arm's length.‐ Reeling Reviews
Read More | Posted Oct 31, 2018
A- 45% The Portrait of a Lady (1996) I find Portrait of a Lady to be one of the years best.‐ Reeling Reviews
Read More | Posted Oct 26, 2018
B+ 68% The Happy Prince (2018) Wilde gave so much of himself to the world that his story deserves to be told and the Everett triumvirate does it an honor.‐ Reeling Reviews
Read More | Posted Oct 17, 2018
B- 89% Studio 54 (2018) Tyrnauer also tells the rest of this brief history, too, and wraps it all into an entertaining and informative package.‐ Reeling Reviews
Read More | Posted Oct 15, 2018
B 99% Tea With the Dames (Nothing Like a Dame) (2018) I even made a cup of tea beforehand so I, too, could have tea with these Great Dames. ‐ Reeling Reviews
Read More | Posted Oct 4, 2018
B 79% 306 Hollywood (2018) to Sarah's family, it is an extraordinary one and their love for her is all there on the screen. ‐ Reeling Reviews
Read More | Posted Oct 4, 2018
B 90% A Star Is Born (2018) Cooper and his cast and crew aim high and almost hits the mark but, to me, falls short of its aspiration to be the best "A Star Is Born."‐ Reeling Reviews
Read More | Posted Oct 1, 2018
B+ 92% The Old Man & the Gun (2018) This is a Robin Hood and his Merry Men kind of tale that just makes me feel good.‐ Reeling Reviews
Read More | Posted Oct 1, 2018
B 76% Smallfoot (2018) The kids will enjoy the critters and songs, but the humor evinced throughout "Smallfoot" is squarely aimed at parents and adults like me (no kids).‐ Reeling Reviews
Read More | Posted Sep 27, 2018
B+ 81% Fahrenheit 11/9 (2018) "Fahrenheit 11/9" treats the viewer like a kindred spirit, rather than ignorant student, and takes all the stuff we know and fleshes it out with nuance and scrutiny.‐ Reeling Reviews
Read More | Posted Sep 20, 2018
B- 88% Love, Gilda (2018) The homage being paid to Gilda is obvious but, at a brief 88 minutes run time, far too much of her meteoric career are quickly said and put aside. ‐ Reeling Reviews
Read More | Posted Sep 19, 2018
A- 97% Blaze (2018) Ethan Hawke shows enormous talent as a filmmaker and proves it here, especially with a tour-de-force debut by Ben Dickey as Foley.‐ Reeling Reviews
Read More | Posted Sep 19, 2018
B 85% A Simple Favor (2018) "A Simple Favor" could have been just an okay mystery but the cleverly woven dramedy and Kendrick and Lively make it better - and fun.‐ Reeling Reviews
Read More | Posted Sep 17, 2018
B- 96% Bisbee '17 (2018) Director Greene does an earnest job in telling this unknown piece of history.‐ Reeling Reviews
Read More | Posted Sep 11, 2018
B 100% Pick of the Litter (2018) This is a wonderfully entertaining process film that invests the viewer in the lives our five little potential heroes.‐ Reeling Reviews
Read More | Posted Sep 5, 2018
B+ 86% The Captain (Der Hauptmann) (2018) Schwentke's use of black and white fits the monochromatic world of grey uniforms and brown mud where life is but a whim for those, genuine or not, in command.‐ Reeling Reviews
Read More | Posted Sep 5, 2018
C+ 59% Operation Finale (2018) The story is told and the details are there but the whole of "Operation Finale" feels flat.‐ Reeling Reviews
Read More | Posted Aug 29, 2018
B 65% The Little Stranger (2018) The ghost story aspect of "he Little Stranger" is intriguing enough but, to me, it is the dual character studies of Faraday and Caroline, he representing the future social order and she the past, that really kept my interest.‐ Reeling Reviews
Read More | Posted Aug 26, 2018
B 78% Scarred Hearts (2018) a funky, funny, quasi-serious story rampant with quirky characters, amusing situation, near-barbaric medical practices and a fatalist, comedic look at life.‐ Reeling Reviews
Read More | Posted Aug 22, 2018
B+ 52% Papillon (2018) Going in, I had my doubts about this remake of a favorite classic. But the filmmakers, cast and crew do a solid job in telling a well-crafted true-life tale of one man's quest for freedom.‐ Reeling Reviews
Read More | Posted Aug 22, 2018
B 65% A Midsummer Night's Dream (2018) Even if you never read a word of Shakespeare, this fresh update lets the ornate language flow around you so you can just sit back and enjoy the show.‐ Reeling Reviews
Read More | Posted Aug 16, 2018
B- 93% Support the Girls (2018) "Support the Girls" is an amiable, hopeful, day-in-the-life tale whose femme-centric cast feels like a family, and I guess that is the point.‐ Reeling Reviews
Read More | Posted Aug 15, 2018
B 95% BlacKkKlansman (2018) "BlacKkKlansman" is a hopeful tome that, if we could defeat racist hatred back then, we can do it again. Now, though, it is a bigger job and involves us all.‐ Reeling Reviews
Read More | Posted Aug 10, 2018
B- 17% The Darkest Minds (2018) Because of [the] parallels to our own tumultuous society, I will call the makers of "The Darkest Minds" prescient observers of our time.‐ Reeling Reviews
Read More | Posted Aug 7, 2018
B+ 88% Scotty and the Secret History of Hollywood (2018) the real pleasure is learning about Scotty Bower, the man who, as I said, just wanted to make people happy.‐ Reeling Reviews
Read More | Posted Aug 5, 2018
C+ 49% The Spy Who Dumped Me (2018) It is telling that I figured out just what will happen in this predictable story minutes into the movie - most of the "surprises" are not a surprise - so the real draws are the action and McKinnon.‐ Reeling Reviews
Read More | Posted Aug 5, 2018
B 83% Puzzle (2018) Kelly Macdonald, always a fine actor, is finally given a starring role and she goes to town.‐ Reeling Reviews
Read More | Posted Jul 26, 2018
B+ 84% The Third Murder (Sandome no satsujin) (2018) Be warned that you had better pay close attention to what's going on in "The Third Murder." ‐ Reeling Reviews
Read More | Posted Jul 25, 2018
B 95% Dark Money (2018) Kimberly Reed uses her home state of Montana as a beacon of hope and the sole bastion in the nation against the corporate takeover of our free elections.‐ Reeling Reviews
Read More | Posted Jul 25, 2018
B 100% On the Seventh Day (En el Séptimo Día) (2018) We have seen many underdog-turned-champion-against-all-odds movies over the decades, so making it feel fresh and new is a tough task. Writer-director and his cast and crew make it just that.‐ Reeling Reviews
Read More | Posted Jul 23, 2018
C+ 99% McQueen (2018) As one truly ignorant about haute couture, I am definitely an outsider and not the audience "McQueen" is aimed at. That audience will likely enjoy "McQueen."‐ Reeling Reviews
Read More | Posted Jul 22, 2018
B- 94% Custody (Jusqu'à la garde) (2018) That said, while the story is somewhat clunky, the three stars - Lea Drucker, Denis Menochet and young Thomas Gloria - are all terrific in their complex roles.‐ Reeling Reviews
Read More | Posted Jul 18, 2018
B+ 83% Return of the Hero (Le Retour du Héros) (2018) The chemistry between Dujardin and Laurent begs for another outing for the two.‐ Reeling Reviews
Read More | Posted Jul 15, 2018
A- 93% See You Up There (Au revoir là-haut) (2017) the story, with the flamboyant Edouard's creativity in full bloom, is an almost fantasy concoction of art, choreography, friendship and loyalty. And, love, too.‐ Reeling Reviews
Read More | Posted Jul 15, 2018
B+ 77% Don't Worry, He Won't Get Far on Foot (2018) As biopics go, Van Sant does an upper tier job in telling the life of John Callahan and his star embodies the role. I forgot I was watching an actor and became sympathetically involved with the character.‐ Reeling Reviews
Read More | Posted Jul 15, 2018