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Robin Clifford

Robin Clifford
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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
B 97% 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 92% 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- 67% 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+ 74% 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 84% 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 83% 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 39% 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+ 72% 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- 78% 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+ 92% 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+ 88% 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+ 55% 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+ 80% 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 90% 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 30% 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+ 75% 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+ 93% 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+ 66% 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- 96% 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- 34% 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 88% 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- 66% 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+ 89% 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+ 42% 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+ 78% 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- 98% 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 81% 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