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Sandy Schaefer

Sandy Schaefer
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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
3/5 72%

Nocturnal Animals (2016)

"Nocturnal Animals has style and ambition to spare, yet as a whole Tom Ford's dark psychological thriller rings hollow." ‐ScreenRant
Posted Nov 25, 2016
3.5/5 61%

Allied (2016)

"Allied is most compelling as a dramatic spy thriller - less so as a sweeping romance that unfolds against the backdrop of WWII." ‐ScreenRant
Posted Nov 23, 2016
4/5 96%

Moana (2016)

"Moana is a funny, heartfelt and richly-crafted hero's journey adventure that effectively puts a Disney spin on Southern Pacific culture" ‐ScreenRant
Posted Nov 23, 2016
4/5 94%

The Edge of Seventeen (2016)

"The Edge of Seventeen captures the spirit of classic John Hughes comedies - at the same time, refining and innovating Hughes' storytelling approach." ‐ScreenRant
Posted Nov 18, 2016
4.5/5 98%

Moonlight (2016)

"Moonlight is one of the most poignant, poetic and beautiful movies of the year." ‐ScreenRant
Posted Nov 18, 2016
4/5 93%

Arrival (2016)

"Arrival is a smart tale of alien contact that boasts great visuals and performances, if also more brains than heart." ‐ScreenRant
Posted Nov 11, 2016
3.5/5 87%

Hacksaw Ridge (2016)

"Hacksaw Ridge is a grisly WWII movie that excels as an action/thriller, but has mixed success in realizing its loftier thematic ambitions." ‐ScreenRant
Posted Nov 4, 2016
3/5 82%

Ouija: Origin of Evil (2016)

"Thanks to the efforts of its talented cast and crew, Ouija: Origin of Evil is more solid horror film than soulless franchise continuation." ‐ScreenRant
Posted Oct 21, 2016
2.5/5 72%

The Birth of a Nation (2016)

"The Birth of a Nation is a work of passion-fueled filmmaking and messy storytelling that struggles to make the grand statement it aims for." ‐ScreenRant
Posted Oct 7, 2016
3.5/5 84%

Deepwater Horizon (2016)

"Deepwater Horizon effectively turns the real-world disaster into an action/drama that's more disturbing than thrilling to watch." ‐ScreenRant
Posted Sep 30, 2016
2/5 31%

Masterminds (2016)

"Although not a disaster, Masterminds is a disposable and middling off-kilter heist comedy that squanders its cast's talents on subpar material." ‐ScreenRant
Posted Sep 30, 2016
3/5 92%

Queen of Katwe (2016)

"Queen of Katwe is a heavy-handed variation of the Disney inspirational sports drama formula, but a sincere and well-meaning one too." ‐ScreenRant
Posted Sep 23, 2016
3/5 77%

Bridget Jones's Baby (2016)

"Bridget Jones's Baby is a perfectly enjoyable addition to the Bridget Jones franchise, if not a particularly meaningful one." ‐ScreenRant
Posted Sep 16, 2016
3/5 85%

Sully (2016)

"Sully amounts to a respectable yet unmemorable account of real-life heroism, despite fine performances and capable direction." ‐ScreenRant
Posted Sep 9, 2016
3/5 59%

The Light Between Oceans (2016)

"Strong performances and beautiful cinematography elevate The Light Between Oceans, yet soap opera contrivances and uneven writing hold it back." ‐ScreenRant
Posted Sep 2, 2016
4/5 98%

Hell or High Water (2016)

"Hell or High Water makes for a contemplative dramatic thriller that is fueled by great performances and strong direction." ‐ScreenRant
Posted Aug 19, 2016
3/5 59%

War Dogs (2016)

"Wars Dogs is a solid movie, but only partly succeeds at blending Todd Phillips' brand of bro-comedy with social/political commentary." ‐ScreenRant
Posted Aug 19, 2016
4/5 86%

Pete's Dragon (2016)

"Pete's Dragon succeeds as a dramatic reimagining of its predecessor - giving rise to a soulful modern fairy tale in the process." ‐ScreenRant
Posted Aug 12, 2016
2.5/5 56%

Jason Bourne (2016)

"Jason Bourne is a serviceable Bourne franchise installment, but an uninventive and unnecessary epilogue to the original Bourne movie trilogy. " ‐ScreenRant
Posted Jul 29, 2016
3/5 77%

Lights Out (2016)

"Lights Out makes for a lean and mean scare-delivering machine, but is less effective as a supernatural horror parable." ‐ScreenRant
Posted Jul 22, 2016
3/5 69%

The Infiltrator (2016)

"The Infiltrator is a stylishly crafted and well-acted dramatic thriller, but breaks little new ground despite fascinating subject matter." ‐ScreenRant
Posted Jul 14, 2016
3.5/5 74%

The Secret Life of Pets (2016)

"The Secret Life of Pets isn't a mold-breaker for animated movies, but it's a consistently funny and inspired madcap romp nonetheless." ‐ScreenRant
Posted Jul 8, 2016
3.5/5 75%

The BFG (2016)

"Steven Spielberg's The BFG is a technically impressive adaptation of Roald Dahl's novel - one with whimsy and heart to spare." ‐ScreenRant
Posted Jul 1, 2016
2.5/5 35%

The Legend of Tarzan (2016)

"There's a great Tarzan adventure somewhere in Legend of Tarzan, but the movie is too overstuffed and rough around the edges to fly high." ‐ScreenRant
Posted Jul 1, 2016
3/5 56%

The Neon Demon (2016)

"The Neon Demon is a stylishly surreal, but hollow, horror/thriller - and another Nicolas Winding Refn film bound to divide audiences." ‐ScreenRant
Posted Jun 24, 2016
3/5 47%

Free State of Jones (2016)

"Free State of Jones is well-crafted and tells a worthwhile story, but makes for a better history lesson than moviegoing experience." ‐ScreenRant
Posted Jun 24, 2016
3/5 70%

Central Intelligence (2016)

"Kevin Hart and Dwayne Johnson's comedic chemistry save Central Intelligence from being a passable, yet forgettable, mainstream action/comedy." ‐ScreenRant
Posted Jun 17, 2016
4/5 80%

The Conjuring 2 (2016)

"The Conjuring 2 isn't as innovative a horror film throwback as its predecessor, it's an excellent ghost story in its own right." ‐ScreenRant
Posted Jun 10, 2016
2.5/5 77%

Popstar: Never Stop Never Stopping (2016)

"Popstar: Never Stop Never Stopping is essentially a solid Lonely Island sketch over-stretched to fill a feature-length running time." ‐ScreenRant
Posted Jun 3, 2016
2.5/5 30%

Alice Through the Looking Glass (2016)

"Alice Through the Looking Glass is more of a shiny, yet hollow, Disney product than meaningful continuation of Alice's story." ‐ScreenRant
Posted May 27, 2016
3.5/5 92%

The Nice Guys (2016)

"The Nice Guys is an entertainingly breezy buddy-detective romp that steadfast Shane Black fans ought to get additional mileage from." ‐ScreenRant
Posted May 20, 2016
2.5/5 58%

Money Monster (2016)

"Money Monster is a well-directed and well-acted dramatic thriller weighed down by heavy-handed social commentary and implausible plot beats." ‐ScreenRant
Posted May 13, 2016
4/5 90%

Captain America: Civil War (2016)

"Captain America: Civil War is a great superhero blockbuster that lays the groundwork for even bigger and better things to come in Phase 3 of the MCU." ‐ScreenRant
Posted May 6, 2016
3.5/5 76%

Keanu (2016)

"Keanu may be a glorified feature-length Key and Peele skit, but it's also an entertaining and thematically-layered action/comedy parody." ‐ScreenRant
Posted Apr 30, 2016
2/5 30%

Criminal (2016)

"Despite a fun performance from Kevin Costner, Criminal is a half-baked action/thriller that fails to properly explore its sci-fi premise." ‐ScreenRant
Posted Apr 15, 2016
3/5 23%

The Boss (2016)

"The Boss isn't a mold-breaker for Melissa McCarthy's brand of humor, but it is a solid mainstream comedy elevated by its star." ‐ScreenRant
Posted Apr 11, 2016
2.5/5 49%

Hardcore Henry (2016)

"Hardcore Henry is only partly successful at using the first person POV format to create a unique cinematic experience." ‐ScreenRant
Posted Apr 11, 2016
2.5/5 29%

My Big Fat Greek Wedding 2 (2016)

"It's not exactly a bar-raising sequel, but My Big Fat Greek Wedding 2 has enough of its predecessor's charm and sincerity to earn a passing grade." ‐ScreenRant
Posted Mar 25, 2016
2/5 12%

The Divergent Series: Allegiant (2016)

"Allegiant is a subpar installment in The Divergent Series that fails to justify the decision to split the final Divergent novel into two movies." ‐ScreenRant
Posted Mar 18, 2016
2.5/5 37%

The Brothers Grimsby (2016)

"The Brothers Grimsby is a middle of the road action/comedy where Sacha Baron Cohen's R-Rated comedy brand offers diminishing returns." ‐ScreenRant
Posted Mar 11, 2016
2.5/5 68%

Whiskey Tango Foxtrot (2016)

"Whiskey Tango Foxtrot is an uneven, but otherwise passable wartime comedy/drama anchored by Tina Fey's performance." ‐ScreenRant
Posted Mar 4, 2016
2/5 26%

London Has Fallen (2016)

"London Has Fallen is an uninspired sequel to Olympus Has Fallen, but has some of its predecessor's cheesy action movie throwback charm." ‐ScreenRant
Posted Mar 4, 2016
2.5/5 54%

Triple 9 (2016)

"Triple 9 has elements of greatness, but its talented cast and inspired directorial flourishes are offset by messy storytelling choices." ‐ScreenRant
Posted Feb 26, 2016
1.5/5 16%

Gods Of Egypt (2016)

"Gods of Egypt is a cheesy and visually unimpressive fantasy adventure that's too dull to make for fun campy entertainment." ‐ScreenRant
Posted Feb 26, 2016
3.5/5 91%

The Witch (2016)

"The Witch is effectively unpleasant and creepy, but it works better as a psychological thriller than a horror film." ‐ScreenRant
Posted Feb 19, 2016
2/5 23%

Zoolander 2 (2016)

"Zealander 2 aims to be bigger and crazier than its predecessor, but amounts to a serviceable (though less memorable) comedy sequel." ‐ScreenRant
Posted Feb 12, 2016
3/5 48%

How To Be Single (2016)

"How to Be Single relies heavily on rom-com tropes, but succeeds in putting a more thoughtful and funny spin on many of them. " ‐ScreenRant
Posted Feb 12, 2016
3.5/5 85%

Hail, Caesar! (2016)

"Hail, Caesar! is a funny and madcap, if unfocused, farcical salute to Golden Age Hollywood from the Coen Brothers." ‐ScreenRant
Posted Feb 6, 2016
2.5/5 63%

The Finest Hours (2016)

"The Finest Hours is a respectful dramatization of the real-life events that inspired it, but is too by the numbers to leave a strong impression." ‐ScreenRant
Posted Jan 29, 2016
2.5/5 50%

13 Hours: The Secret Soldiers Of Benghazi (2016)

"13 Hours has elements of a lean and efficient action/thriller, but is bloated and overblown thanks to Michael Bay's directorial approach." ‐ScreenRant
Posted Jan 15, 2016
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