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Robin Clifford

Robin Clifford
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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
B 91% The Other Side of Hope (Toivon tuolla puolen) (2017) . The filmmaker's deep sense of humor and love of the absurd shines through the drama‐ Reeling Reviews
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B 100% The Work (2017) Their story of rehab may not appeal to all but it is a story worth hearing and seeing.‐ Reeling Reviews
Read More | Posted Dec 1, 2017
B 32% Wonder Wheel (2017) "Wonder Wheel" is not an A-list entry for Woody but it does get him on base.‐ Reeling Reviews
Read More | Posted Dec 1, 2017
B 99% God's Own Country (2017) The look of the film fits the rugged locale of Yorkshire, England and shows the tough life of the locals.‐ Reeling Reviews
Read More | Posted Nov 18, 2017
B- 80% The Man Who Invented Christmas (2017) "The Man Who Invented Christmas" is a fun interpretation on how A Christmas Story came to be and we should all be glad it did.‐ Reeling Reviews
Read More | Posted Nov 18, 2017
B- 92% The Breadwinner (2017) a well-crafted animation whose main character is a budding young woman who will not let anything, not even the Taliban threat of death, from uniting her family.‐ Reeling Reviews
Read More | Posted Nov 17, 2017
B- 86% Wonder (2017) It is a sweet, inspirational tale that nicely ties up all loose ends by the time of the feel-good finale.‐ Reeling Reviews
Read More | Posted Nov 15, 2017
B+ 73% Last Flag Flying (2017) This is a road trip you want to take.‐ Reeling Reviews
Read More | Posted Nov 10, 2017
B 98% Dina (2017) "Dina" is a sweet slice of life look at an autistic couple who you get to know - and like getting to know.‐ Reeling Reviews
Read More | Posted Nov 5, 2017
B- 87% Novitiate (2017) "Novitiate" shows the Church that I grew up with all its rituals and rules and the radical changes that were made with Vatican II.‐ Reeling Reviews
Read More | Posted Nov 4, 2017
B 99% Jane (2017) It is a fascinating story about an amazing woman.‐ Reeling Reviews
Read More | Posted Nov 2, 2017
b- 54% LBJ (2017) The filmmakers pay close attention to period details - the reenactment of the assassination is spot-on realistic in look and feel - and the production captures the time.‐ Reeling Reviews
Read More | Posted Nov 2, 2017
B+ 95% Human Flow (2017) It is a moving and thought provoking document about a global catastrophe the will only grow unless something is done. Whatever happens, "the mothers will cry." ‐ Reeling Reviews
Read More | Posted Oct 20, 2017
C+ 65% Breathe (2017) "Breathe" is a pretty, semi-inspirational story about true love and overcoming whatever obstacle that is put in their path, but there is a better movie buried in there.‐ Reeling Reviews
Read More | Posted Oct 20, 2017
B 64% Goodbye Christopher Robin (2017) Director Simon Curtis, with a script by Frank Cottrell Boyce and Simon Vaughn, delivers a moving story of the origins of something that is part of the fabric of not just our cultures but of those around the world.‐ Reeling Reviews
Read More | Posted Oct 20, 2017
B- 83% Marshall (2017) "Marshall" gives us a look at a small but significant civil rights case that helped form the future Supreme Court jurist who helped decide some of the country's most landmark cases.‐ Reeling Reviews
Read More | Posted Oct 13, 2017
B- 89% 78/52: Hitchcock's Shower Scene (2017) "78/52" delves far deeper into the shower scene analysis than anything I have seen or read before, and that is quite a bit.‐ Reeling Reviews
Read More | Posted Oct 9, 2017
A- 95% The Florida Project (2017) Nothing "HAPPENS" in "The Florida Project" but lots of stuff "happens" as we live with Moonee, her mom and her friends in a world that is both modern and retro at once.‐ Reeling Reviews
Read More | Posted Oct 9, 2017
B- 41% The Mountain Between Us (2017) Yes, we have been here before, many times, but the talented Kate and Idris make you care about Alex and Ben's plight (it does not hurt that hey have a cool dog with them) and want them safe. ‐ Reeling Reviews
Read More | Posted Oct 8, 2017
B- 33% Mark Felt: The Man Who Brought Down the White House (2017) With the latest threat of political scandal in the US comes the constant comparison, in the news media, with the Watergate scandal, making "Mark Felt" timely in an odd way.‐ Reeling Reviews
Read More | Posted Oct 8, 2017
B 87% Better Watch Out (2017) The twists and turns of the plot, the occasional "jump out at you" moments and a story that is like a demented "Home Alone," make for a solid horror/humor package for the fans.‐ Reeling Reviews
Read More | Posted Oct 5, 2017
B 96% Ex Libris: New York Public Library (2017) It does give you a regained respect for a great institution that is integral to our society.‐ Reeling Reviews
Read More | Posted Oct 5, 2017
C+ 76% The Tiger Hunter (2017) The moral of the story, which I actually agree with, is "being happy is finding greatness in how you live." I'll give the film that.‐ Reeling Reviews
Read More | Posted Sep 24, 2017
B- 64% Victoria & Abdul (2017) The pomp, circumstance and formality of the royal office are shown in detail, making my anti-royalist blood boil with its sheer decadence. The look of the film, though, outshines the uninspired story.‐ Reeling Reviews
Read More | Posted Sep 22, 2017
B+ 88% First They Killed My Father (2017) Angelina Jolie almost makes the horror of war a graceful ballet of death and destruction.‐ Reeling Reviews
Read More | Posted Sep 15, 2017
C+ 22% Rememory (2017) There is a gem of a sci-fi story buried here but, for now, we just see a glimmer of what could have been.‐ Reeling Reviews
Read More | Posted Sep 6, 2017
A- 100% My Journey Through French Cinema (Voyage À Travers Le Cinéma Français) (2017) For the film fanatic, though, Tavernier's work is a treasure trove of French cinema through the decades from the first Gallic features and into the 1970s.‐ Reeling Reviews
Read More | Posted Sep 5, 2017
C+ 43% Goon: Last of the Enforcers (2017) There are no real surprises in Jay Baruchel's directing debut but the familiar and likable cast of characters and lots of (violent and bloody) hockey action help "Goon 2" stand on its own.‐ Reeling Reviews
Read More | Posted Aug 27, 2017
C+ 77% Crown Heights (2017) It is straightforward storytelling of a little know true life suffering at the hands of a system that does not seem to care.‐ Reeling Reviews
Read More | Posted Aug 26, 2017
B- 97% Columbus (2017) The city of Columbus, Indiana, that hotbed of modern architectural design, should be billed right up there with the film's human stars.‐ Reeling Reviews
Read More | Posted Aug 25, 2017
B 82% Patti Cake$ (2017) Even if you do not like rap music, but appreciate good acting, filmmaking and indie energy, you will see the hidden gem that is "Patti Cake$."‐ Reeling Reviews
Read More | Posted Aug 25, 2017
B 93% Logan Lucky (2017) Steven Soderbergh, with his mysterious screenwriter Rebecca Blunt (reportedly the pseudonym of the director), and a great cast have fun in creating a twisty heist thriller with a sense of humor. ‐ Reeling Reviews
Read More | Posted Aug 17, 2017
B 91% Good Time (2017) ...despite his reprehensible ways, you want to see Connie save Nick and, together, ride off into the metaphoric sunset.‐ Reeling Reviews
Read More | Posted Aug 17, 2017
A- 98% In This Corner of the World (Kono sekai no katasumi ni) (2017) It is a beautiful film with great depth of emotion and draws the viewer in to its subtle grace in telling a simple, poignant story.‐ Reeling Reviews
Read More | Posted Aug 10, 2017
C+ 79% Brigsby Bear (2017) "Quirky" is a word I bandied with while thinking about "Brigsby" but, I think, "Eccentric" suits it better.‐ Reeling Reviews
Read More | Posted Aug 9, 2017
C+ 84% The Trip to Spain (2017) You like traveling with these guys, but sometimes they need to give us space.‐ Reeling Reviews
Read More | Posted Aug 9, 2017
B 97% Menashe (2017) First time feature film director Joshua Z. Weinstein uses his documentary skills to put us in the midst of Menashe's life.‐ Reeling Reviews
Read More | Posted Aug 9, 2017
B- 88% Wind River (2017) There is violence, revenge and just desserts served (in a very satisfying way for the viewer). But, so is justice served and that is what "Wind River" is about.‐ Reeling Reviews
Read More | Posted Aug 8, 2017
C+ 16% The Dark Tower (2017) What I came out with is a sci-fi western about good versus evil with lots of shootouts and a lot of slick CGI. In other words, I was entertained.‐ Reeling Reviews
Read More | Posted Aug 6, 2017
B No Score Yet 1944 (2014) The frantic battle scenes have a believable feel and depict, without pulling a punch, all the horrors of war and its impact on the men who fight it.‐ Reeling Reviews
Read More | Posted Jul 28, 2017
C= 49% Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets (2017) From the first time we meet the title character - after introducing the wonderful, endangered world of the Pearl People - I felt that Dane DeHaan is 100% wrong for the swashbuckling, swaggering Valerian.‐ Reeling Reviews
Read More | Posted Jul 26, 2017
A 83% Detroit (2017) I am talking about a powerful piece of storytelling that is the best film so far this year.‐ Reeling Reviews
Read More | Posted Jul 23, 2017
B+ 92% Dunkirk (2017) "Dunkirk" is a finely crafted examination of a historical event that changed the direction of the war.‐ Reeling Reviews
Read More | Posted Jul 20, 2017
B+ 99% City of Ghosts (2017) "City of Ghosts" is a powerful documentary that exposes ISIS and its machinations to a degree we have not seen before.‐ Reeling Reviews
Read More | Posted Jul 14, 2017
B 87% The Midwife (Sage femme) (2017) Frot is the anchor for "The Midwife" but Deneuve, even more, is able to shed her glamorous career persona and becomes the very complex, lover-of-life Beatrice.‐ Reeling Reviews
Read More | Posted Jul 14, 2017
B 76% 13 Minutes (Elser) (2017) By melding the before and the after in a well-edited back and forth, make for an interesting biography and solid political thriller.‐ Reeling Reviews
Read More | Posted Jul 12, 2017
B 93% War for the Planet of the Apes (2017) The franchise has reached the level where the story is a hash of other films, including Harry Potter and any western that takes the side of the Indians.‐ Reeling Reviews
Read More | Posted Jul 12, 2017
B 96% The B-Side: Elsa Dorfman's Portrait Photography (2017) ...about a true artist for which her beloved cameras were "the implement that allows you to eat the soup. It is not the soup,"‐ Reeling Reviews
Read More | Posted Jul 12, 2017
B- 90% A Ghost Story (2017) The enigmatic view of the afterlife is mingled with sadness and loneliness, making you root for the ghost who is waiting for "something" but that something becomes a lost memory. ‐ Reeling Reviews
Read More | Posted Jul 12, 2017
C 19% False Confessions (Les fausses confidences) (2017) the social mores of the 1700s do not translate well to the new millennium. ‐ Reeling Reviews
Read More | Posted Jun 30, 2017