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Rodrigo Perez

Rodrigo Perez
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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
B+ 84% The Land of Steady Habits (2018) Holofcener understands human behavior and her sharp, well-observed Land Of Steady Habits is as lovely and near amazing as anything she's made thus far. ‐ The Playlist
Read More | Posted Sep 13, 2018
B No Score Yet Fistful of Dirt (2018) A sincere, worthwhile, ultimately sad tale of death, holding on and letting go.‐ The Playlist
Read More | Posted Sep 8, 2018
C- 62% Kursk (2018) No catharsis ever arrives and the movie totally whiffs the crucial element of suspense that drives the movie.‐ The Playlist
Read More | Posted Sep 8, 2018
A 50% Donnybrook (2018) The world's gone to hell and Tim Sutton's film crafts a devastating howl.‐ The Playlist
Read More | Posted Sep 8, 2018
B+ 100% In Fabric (2018) Another off-the-wall movie from exquisite English filmmaker Peter Strickland that's also, at times, batshit crazy.‐ The Playlist
Read More | Posted Sep 7, 2018
B+ 82% The Sisters Brothers (2018) A dark, comedic, idiosyncratic Western with the secret weapon of melancholic empathy hidden in its holster.‐ The Playlist
Read More | Posted Sep 2, 2018
B 93% Crazy Rich Asians (2018) Crazy Rich Asians employs the basic formula of a crowdpleaser while still injecting universal notions that are winningly and charismatically expressed about identity, self-worth and advocacy. ‐ The Playlist
Read More | Posted Aug 15, 2018
C+ 63% Sicario: Day of the Soldado (2018) However poisonous 'Soldado' may appear at times, it's a bit of fascinating creature.‐ The Playlist
Read More | Posted Jun 29, 2018
B+ 88% Ant-Man and the Wasp (2018) Stories come in all shapes and sizes and "Ant-Man And The Wasp" proves not all their superhero movies need to be blockbusters about saving the world.‐ The Playlist
Read More | Posted Jun 27, 2018
B- 71% Solo: A Star Wars Story (2018) Entertaining, but heavy on the fan service-y and far too familiar. ‐ The Playlist
Read More | Posted May 15, 2018
B+ 82% Deadpool 2 (2018) A filthier, funnier sequel that doesn't try so hard to be irreverent. ‐ The Playlist
Read More | Posted May 14, 2018
B 63% The Boy Downstairs (2018) Built on credulity-straining contrivances this machination mars a familiar, but engaging story about boy meets girl heartbreak.‐ The Playlist
Read More | Posted May 9, 2018
B+ 84% Avengers: Infinity War (2018) Marvel lays it all on the table for their latest super nova'd blockbuster Avengers Infinity War and then ruthlessly wipes it off clean.‐ The Playlist
Read More | Posted Apr 24, 2018
C 72% Paterno (2018) Barry Levinson has a real knack for inoffensive, perfectly safe drama that feels fossilized from another era of TV.‐ The Playlist
Read More | Posted Apr 6, 2018
D 51% Tomb Raider (2018) Impressively contrived.‐ The Playlist
Read More | Posted Mar 14, 2018
D 38% Gringo (2018) A Taco Bell version of the '90s crime genre; tasteless, cheaply made and just as inauthentic.‐ The Playlist
Read More | Posted Mar 9, 2018
A 87% Annihilation (2018) "Annihilation" is mesmerizing and its awe-inspiring conclusion will leave your mind blown and splattered against the wall. ‐ The Playlist
Read More | Posted Feb 21, 2018
C- 47% Red Sparrow (2018) Marginally intriguing at first, as it progresses, "Red Sparrow" becomes more and more familiar and rote.‐ The Playlist
Read More | Posted Feb 16, 2018
B+ 97% Black Panther (2018) Once "Black Panther" gets out of its crouching position and goes on a sprint, it's an engaging ride that rarely lets up. ‐ The Playlist
Read More | Posted Feb 6, 2018
A- 62% Clara's Ghost (2018) The toxicity of family is a limitless goldmine for eager therapists or autobiographical dramaturgists digging for story, but family dysfunction has perhaps never been as amusingly self-skewering as it is in "Clara's Ghost."‐ The Playlist
Read More | Posted Jan 22, 2018
B+ 98% Eighth Grade (2018) A winning film. "Welcome to the Dollhouse" for the millennial generation.‐ The Playlist
Read More | Posted Jan 20, 2018
D- 26% Bright (2017) Middling Earth: a dreadful, misguided, ridiculous idea.‐ The Playlist
Read More | Posted Dec 20, 2017
B 78% All the Money in the World (2017) You may hate "All The Money In The World," and you would be well within your rights to feel that way, but there's no denying that the film is bold and ballsy.‐ The Playlist
Read More | Posted Dec 19, 2017
B 87% The Post (2018) Rousing, benevolent ideas of hope, resolve, and courage are all at the forefront of the well-meaning, compelling, "The Post."‐ The Playlist
Read More | Posted Dec 6, 2017
C+ 77% Thank You for Your Service (2017) Ultimately, "Thank You For Your Service" is commendable and well, serviceable. But it's more of an honorable discharge rather than something you fete with medals of esteem. ‐ The Playlist
Read More | Posted Oct 24, 2017
B+ 87% Blade Runner 2049 (2017) At the helm and in complete command of his movie with dark, ambient magic, Denis Villeneuve crafts a mysterious noir thriller the pushes existential boundaries, and nails the essence of the "Blade Runner" spirit.‐ The Playlist
Read More | Posted Sep 29, 2017
B 78% Last Flag Flying (2017) In its deeply affecting final moments, where Linklater beautiful folds the movie's threads and themes, "Last Flag Flying" coalesces into a poignant portrait of honor, the bonds of brotherhood and coming to terms with mortality. ‐ The Playlist
Read More | Posted Sep 28, 2017
C+ 55% The Lego Ninjago Movie (2017) 'Ninjago' is mildly entertaining, and kids should find it pleasurable enough, but it's missing that special spark, the kind of joyful flicker that compels children to ask for the movie on DVD at Christmas. ‐ The Playlist
Read More | Posted Sep 20, 2017
A- 92% Thelma (2017) Joachim Trier crafts a drama that is sublimely ambiguous, austere and also deeply sad and heartbreaking. ‐ The Playlist
Read More | Posted Sep 11, 2017
C+ 92% Stronger (2017) Reliable and sturdy, but anonymously made.‐ The Playlist
Read More | Posted Sep 8, 2017
B- 66% Victoria & Abdul (2017) Frears' lightweight, charismatic movie isn't about to change cinema, but it's the kind of easy, breezy crowd pleaser that wins festival audience awards and easily enchants audiences of all ages.‐ The Playlist
Read More | Posted Sep 3, 2017
B+ 93% First Reformed (2018) "First Reformed" sees Paul Schrader return to his roots, and through the aesthetics of grace, find his way home. ‐ The Playlist
Read More | Posted Aug 31, 2017
C- 50% The Glass Castle (2017) It's almost as if "Short Term 12" was a fluke - "The Glass Castle" has none of the dynamic vibrancy and revealing, emotional intelligence of Destin Daniel Cretton's winning sophomore effort.‐ The Playlist
Read More | Posted Aug 9, 2017
D 16% The Dark Tower (2017) A curiously unimaginative world with zero dimension.‐ The Playlist
Read More | Posted Aug 3, 2017
C 48% Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets (2017) Causes one to yearn for Lucas' stock archetypes and sometimes wooden line-readings‐ The Playlist
Read More | Posted Jul 10, 2017
B- 92% Spider-Man: Homecoming (2017) Spider-Man: Training Wheels is entertaining, but still owes too much to Tony Stark.‐ The Playlist
Read More | Posted Jun 29, 2017
B+ 93% War for the Planet of the Apes (2017) An intense thriller examining mercy, human nature and the price of vengeance.‐ The Playlist
Read More | Posted Jun 26, 2017
D- 15% Transformers: The Last Knight (2017) An incoherent mess with a plot so convoluted its impaired story points to signs of narrative brain damage.‐ The Playlist
Read More | Posted Jun 20, 2017
D- 15% The Mummy (2017) "The Mummy" is a dated, empirically dismal, laughable excuse to kick off a franchise, and it should have remained entombed.‐ The Playlist
Read More | Posted Jun 7, 2017
C+ 93% Wonder Woman (2017) Molded by the mighty Gods, but as shaped by mere mortals Wonder Woman's mettle and beliefs can only be so wonderfully divine.‐ The Playlist
Read More | Posted May 29, 2017
C- 17% Baywatch (2017) Ultimately more forgettable then deplorable, "Baywatch" isn't so much a disastrous spill in the ocean as it is disposable garbage making a mess. ‐ The Playlist
Read More | Posted May 23, 2017
D 49% War Machine (2017) Shapeless, astonishingly flat, and spectacularly ill-conceived, "War Machine" is the painful kind of satire that's neither funny nor incisive.‐ The Playlist
Read More | Posted May 22, 2017
D+ 29% Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales (2017) The film is not unlike a classic rock super group reuniting to play all the greatest hits, with the payday at the end as the only true motivation, rather than returning with something new to say about their work.‐ The Playlist
Read More | Posted May 22, 2017
B 67% Alien: Covenant (2017) Come for the chestbursters, the movie says, stay for the deeper meditation of cruel Gods, mere mortals, and creators gone mad.‐ The Playlist
Read More | Posted May 7, 2017
B 88% Abundant Acreage Available (2017) This lovely little story sensitively absorbs.‐ The Playlist
Read More | Posted Apr 27, 2017
D- 30% The Clapper (2018) Artless and clueless at every turn.‐ The Playlist
Read More | Posted Apr 26, 2017
B+ 85% I Am Heath Ledger (2017) A stirring tribute fittingly seen through the eyes of the artist himself.‐ The Playlist
Read More | Posted Apr 24, 2017
A- 75% Thirst Street (2017) Thirst Street is just too wickedly crafty to not feel ardent affection for. ‐ The Playlist
Read More | Posted Apr 23, 2017
B+ 47% Flower (2018) "Flower" is gifted with the charismatic, uber-magnetic personality of Zoey Deutch, a terrific force of nature who shines throughout.‐ The Playlist
Read More | Posted Apr 20, 2017
C 43% Ghost in the Shell (2017) Occasionally gripping - its opening sequence ripped straight out of the anime - 'Ghost' is visually arresting and action-packed, but far too often the movie dips into a lukewarm flaccidness. ‐ The Playlist
Read More | Posted Mar 30, 2017