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Robin Clifford

Robin Clifford
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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
B+ 97% The Rider (2018) "The Rider" could be, if I did not know better, an honest documentary about the life of a rodeo rider.‐ Reeling Reviews
Read More | Posted Apr 21, 2018
C 36% Super Troopers 2 (2018) There are a few laughs (very few, for me) to be had while watching what is a lame carbon copy of the original.‐ Reeling Reviews
Read More | Posted Apr 21, 2018
B 83% Borg Vs. McEnroe (2018) The documentary feel of "Borg versus McEnroe" makes it exciting to watch. The tennis action is first-rate and I was engaged in the drama from start to finish.‐ Reeling Reviews
Read More | Posted Apr 12, 2018
B+ 78% Beirut (2018) While the actors give depth and believability to their characters, it is the well-written and intellectually challenging story by Tony Gilroy that is the glue that brings the film together. ‐ Reeling Reviews
Read More | Posted Apr 11, 2018
B- 86% You Were Never Really Here (2018) The film's violent mood is brought out in its dark hues and shadows as the wild-maned and bearded Joe, a man of few words and all action, dispatches the enemies of goodness. ‐ Reeling Reviews
Read More | Posted Apr 10, 2018
B- 88% Claire's Camera (La caméra de Claire) (2018) It is a quiet little story, without angst, and that is where its charm lays.‐ Reeling Reviews
Read More | Posted Apr 8, 2018
A- 95% 24 Frames (2018) Mostly, nothing goes on in each little film, except a lot actually happens.‐ Reeling Reviews
Read More | Posted Apr 7, 2018
B+ 72% Final Portrait (2018) it is the actors and the words they speak that is the real pleasure in watching "Final Portrait," a true collaborative effort by all.‐ Reeling Reviews
Read More | Posted Apr 7, 2018
A- 90% Isle of Dogs (2018) Parents: do not let the PG-13 rating dissuade you. Take the kids.‐ Reeling Reviews
Read More | Posted Mar 23, 2018
A- 100% Tigers Are Not Afraid (Vuelven) (2017) After watching "Tigers Are Not Afraid," I realized that I saw something special and magical. ‐ Reeling Reviews
Read More | Posted Mar 22, 2018
B- 95% Let the Corpses Tan (Laissez bronzer les cadavres!) (2017) This is the kind of crime thriller that harkens back to another time in both its atmosphere and its everyone-out-for-themselves caper story. ‐ Reeling Reviews
Read More | Posted Mar 22, 2018
B- 49% Tomb Raider (2018) Not knowing much about the Tomb Raider video games, I walked into the movie with few expectations - a good thing for someone ignorant of the video franchise.‐ Reeling Reviews
Read More | Posted Mar 17, 2018
B- 22% 7 Days in Entebbe (2018) The production, from the hijacking itself through to the rescue and aftermath, is solid‐ Reeling Reviews
Read More | Posted Mar 17, 2018
A- 97% Leaning Into the Wind (2018) If you love nature and all of its wonders and you love art, you must see "Leaning Into the Wind." Heck, if you remotely appreciate art, you should see this film.‐ Reeling Reviews
Read More | Posted Mar 7, 2018
C+ 86% Thoroughbreds (2018) Newcomer Cory Finlay crafts a YA tale that will appeal to younger audiences - tweenies - who will appreciate the rebellious spirit of its lead characters.‐ Reeling Reviews
Read More | Posted Mar 7, 2018
C+ 34% The Leisure Seeker (2018) It is too bad that this touching story is couched in a mediocre road trip.‐ Reeling Reviews
Read More | Posted Mar 7, 2018
D 17% Death Wish (2018) Now is not the time to bring out a film that is positive about vigilantism and vengeance down the barrel of a gun. Beside all that, it just is not a very good film.‐ Reeling Reviews
Read More | Posted Mar 4, 2018
B+ 94% Loveless (Nelyubov) (2018) As I watched "Loveless" unfold, I kept wondering "what about the boy?" But, the film is about much more.‐ Reeling Reviews
Read More | Posted Mar 4, 2018
C- 47% Red Sparrow (2018) the potential for in depth look into the dark world of East-West espionage is buried with a script that is more titillating than interesting.‐ Reeling Reviews
Read More | Posted Mar 4, 2018
B- 96% Bombshell: The Hedy Lamarr Story (2017) ...a great look into the bad and the beautiful of the old Hollywood studio system through her eyes.‐ Reeling Reviews
Read More | Posted Feb 23, 2018
B- 84% Mohawk (2018) "Mohawk" is a tight, well-told, well-acted actioner and shows what can be done on a smaller budget ‐ Reeling Reviews
Read More | Posted Feb 23, 2018
B 96% Black Panther (2018) Nothing that I say will may a bit of difference to the MCU fans and, especially, those of the Panther. But, as an outsider and non-fan of the Universe, I kind of enjoyed it.‐ Reeling Reviews
Read More | Posted Feb 17, 2018
B 82% Early Man (2018) "Early Man" may not be the best of Aardman Animations but it is still a pleasure to watch from start to finish. It has its share of lovable characters, lots of humor and a big heart.‐ Reeling Reviews
Read More | Posted Feb 16, 2018
B 93% Becks (2018) Thomas Wolfe said in the title of his 1940 novel, You Can't Go Home Again. "Becks" proves that you can, but it is not going to be the same one you left.‐ Reeling Reviews
Read More | Posted Feb 10, 2018
B- 69% Golden Exits (2018) I may be an old curmudgeon, but one with a better outlook on life and people than the characters in Alex Ross Perry's latest film.‐ Reeling Reviews
Read More | Posted Feb 10, 2018
D+ 71% Permission (2018) I want to like or, at least, be positive about every film I see. I cannot do that here.‐ Reeling Reviews
Read More | Posted Feb 9, 2018
B- 100% Rebels on Pointe (2017) The performances of the Trocks are worth the price of admission to "Rebels en Pointe." ‐ Reeling Reviews
Read More | Posted Feb 9, 2018
B 85% Mary and The Witch's Flower (2018) ...a fine animated feature that carries a good, strong message for its younger femme audience. Mary is a good role model whose promise and loyalty to friends is the most important thing.‐ Reeling Reviews
Read More | Posted Jan 27, 2018
B 58% Please Stand By (2018) Road movies are pretty common but "Please Stand By" makes the genre its own as we root for Wendy ever y step of her way. ‐ Reeling Reviews
Read More | Posted Jan 24, 2018
B 82% A Ciambra (2018) it opens a window into a culture, the Roma, which I was near totally unaware of, until now.‐ Reeling Reviews
Read More | Posted Jan 22, 2018
B 41% Den of Thieves (2018) The cast is a real ensemble with Gerard Butler and Pablo Schreiber first among equals. ‐ Reeling Reviews
Read More | Posted Jan 20, 2018
B+ 73% Mom and Dad (2018) I watched the theatrical trailer for "Mom and Dad" and my first thought was, "This looks whacked!" Then, I saw the movie. I stand by my original thought - it is whacked!‐ Reeling Reviews
Read More | Posted Jan 17, 2018
A- 100% Paddington 2 (2018) ...everyone involved in the making of this wonderful little fantasy story give their all and the result is magical.‐ Reeling Reviews
Read More | Posted Jan 12, 2018
B- 80% Film Stars Don't Die in Liverpool (2017) [Annette] Bening's is a real character study and conveys the bundles of emotions and memories of an actress at the end of her career.‐ Reeling Reviews
Read More | Posted Jan 11, 2018
C+ 93% Thelma (2017) I am not sure of the audience "Thelma" is aimed at but the inherent "horror" story will be the draw.‐ Reeling Reviews
Read More | Posted Jan 11, 2018
B+ 87% The Post (2018) "The Post" is not Steven Spielberg's best film to date but it is a solidly constructed historical drama about a real-life event in the battle for freedom of the press and speech.‐ Reeling Reviews
Read More | Posted Jan 10, 2018
C+ 56% The Greatest Showman (2017) [The] many musical interludes all felt far too modern, more akin to American Idol than to the Greatest Show on Earth‐ Reeling Reviews
Read More | Posted Dec 21, 2017
C+ 51% Downsizing (2017) The production does a decent job in creating the small people's world and the special effects are good, though not as remarkable as in the 1957 little person classic, "The Incredible Shrinking Man."‐ Reeling Reviews
Read More | Posted Dec 17, 2017
B+ 81% Tom of Finland (2017) the filmmakers give an honest and informative view of a man whose life-long work helped many find themselves in their LGBT universe.‐ Reeling Reviews
Read More | Posted Dec 17, 2017
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
Read More | Posted Dec 2, 2017
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 31% 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- 94% 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- 85% 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+ 76% 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- 88% 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 98% Jane (2017) It is a fascinating story about an amazing woman.‐ Reeling Reviews
Read More | Posted Nov 2, 2017