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Sarah Boslaugh

Sarah Boslaugh
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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
6/10 76% Beatriz at Dinner (2017) Beatriz at Dinner is too on the nose to be a great film, but it's still thought-provoking and entertaining.‐ Playback:stl
Read More | Posted Jun 23, 2017
4/10 75% My Cousin Rachel (2017) ...My Cousin Rachel is a damp squib: a melodrama without the drama, a romance with no spark, and a thriller whose every twist and turn is obvious to any viewer who has managed to stay awake.‐ Playback:stl
Read More | Posted Jun 9, 2017
6/10 87% It Comes At Night (2017) It Comes at Night is technically accomplished-in fact it looks exactly like a film that made the most of a small budget-and the acting is good within the limitations of the roles.‐ Playback:stl
Read More | Posted Jun 9, 2017
7/10 82% Megan Leavey (2017) ...director Gabriela Cowperthwaite hits all the expected beats in this coming-of-age tale, but with enough unexpected details that they seem fresh and new. ‐ Playback:stl
Read More | Posted Jun 9, 2017
8/10 93% The Mummy (1932) Karloff delivers perhaps his finest acting performance in The Mummy, creating a sympathetic and distinctively human character...‐ Playback:stl
Read More | Posted Jun 8, 2017
8/10 92% Wonder Woman (2017) Wonder Woman is a different kind of superhero film.‐ Playback:stl
Read More | Posted Jun 2, 2017
6/10 49% Paris Can Wait (Bonjour Anne) (2017) The original title, Bonjour Anne (Hello Anne) is actually more fitting than Paris Can Wait...‐ Playback:stl
Read More | Posted Jun 2, 2017
7/10 84% The Wedding Plan (2017) The success of The Wedding Plan rests largely on Koler's performance. ‐ Playback:stl
Read More | Posted May 26, 2017
6/10 86% The Lovers (2017) Here's my message to Hollywood: Send more Debra Winger! ‐ Playback:stl
Read More | Posted May 19, 2017
4/10 71% Alien: Covenant (2017) ...a conventional sci-fi film so completely lacking in the spark that made [Scott's] previous work so compelling.‐ Playback:stl
Read More | Posted May 19, 2017
7/10 79% Chuck (2017) Its greatest gift is that it doesn't try to make too much of his central character. ‐ Playback:stl
Read More | Posted May 19, 2017
4/10 69% The Wall (2017) Some individual action sequences within this film are also effective, but they don't add up to anything, making The Wall a very long 82 minutes indeed. ‐ Playback:stl
Read More | Posted May 12, 2017
6/10 89% Norman (Norman: The Moderate Rise and Tragic Fall of a New York Fixer) (2017) It's a showcase for Gere's talents, and his performance goes a long way toward making a flawed movie worth seeing. ‐ Playback:stl
Read More | Posted May 5, 2017
7/10 85% Disneynature Born In China (2017) Disney knows on which side their bread is buttered, and there's nothing like a baby panda being cradled by its mother to make an audience go "Awww." ‐ Playback:stl
Read More | Posted May 2, 2017
8/10 96% The Red Shoes (1948) ...takes art very seriously-as a matter of life and death, in fact...‐ Playback:stl
Read More | Posted May 2, 2017
8/10 97% Graduation (Bacalaureat) (2017) There's a popular saying that the road to hell is paved with good intentions, but from Romeo's point of view, his family is already in hell and he's just seeking a road out for his daughter.‐ Playback:stl
Read More | Posted Apr 27, 2017
6/10 85% Disneynature Born In China (2017) There's nothing like a baby panda being cradled by its mother to make an audience go "Awww." Unless, of course, it's two baby snow leopards play-fighting, or a just-born antelope trying out its legs for the first time..‐ PopMatters
Read More | Posted Apr 21, 2017
7/10 50% The Promise (2017) ...the story of Mikael, Chris, and Ana is a hook to bring people to the history and politics detailed in The Promise, giving them an emotional connection to events with which they may be entirely unfamiliar. ‐ Playback:stl
Read More | Posted Apr 21, 2017
4/10 88% The Lost City of Z (2017) ...an adventure story with no adventure, a heroic tale with no hero, and a very long afternoon at the movies without nearly enough in the way of a payoff. ‐ Playback:stl
Read More | Posted Apr 21, 2017
5/10 67% Free Fire (2017) ...once the bullets start flying, you'll have a hard time remembering who was on which side-and you probably won't care anyway.‐ Playback:stl
Read More | Posted Apr 21, 2017
6/10 87% Their Finest (2017) Their Finest is not on the same level as Scherfig's best film, An Education, but it's a good period piece and quite enjoyable as such.‐ Playback:stl
Read More | Posted Apr 21, 2017
6/10 66% The Fate of the Furious (2017) ...take[s] place in a fictional world where the laws of biology and physics don't apply, but the tenets of friendship and family do. ‐ Playback:stl
Read More | Posted Apr 13, 2017
6/10 65% Tommy's Honour (2017) Connery's unfussy direction communicates respect for the admirable aspects of the contemporary society while also pointing out its flaws. ‐ Playback:stl
Read More | Posted Apr 13, 2017
4/10 70% Gifted (2017) Gifted is melodramatic from start to finish, full of stereotypical characters, stock situations, and ridiculous plot twists.‐ Playback:stl
Read More | Posted Apr 12, 2017
3/10 16% Queen of the Desert (2017) Gertrude Bell deserves better, and so do we.‐ Playback:stl
Read More | Posted Apr 7, 2017
7/10 95% Not One Less (2000) The relentlessly small scale of Not One Less is essential to its power. ‐ Playback:stl
Read More | Posted Apr 3, 2017
6/10 60% The Zookeeper's Wife (2017) There are some wonderfully surreal scenes of wild animals running free in the streets, an excellent visual metaphor for the absurdity and randomness of war.‐ Playback:stl
Read More | Posted Mar 30, 2017
7/10 79% Personal Shopper (2017) Stewart offers an intriguing portrait of a young woman in limbo. ‐ Playback:stl
Read More | Posted Mar 24, 2017
7/10 88% Land of Mine (Under Sandet) (2017) ...a well-done film about a little-known chapter of history ...‐ Playback:stl
Read More | Posted Mar 17, 2017
4/10 76% Kong: Skull Island (2017) I went to see Kong: Skull Island hoping for some good, dumb fun. Unfortunately, while director Jordan Vogt-Roberts nailed the dumb part, he managed to miss out on the fun.‐ Playback:stl
Read More | Posted Mar 9, 2017
7/10 100% Whose Streets? (2017) Watching Whose Streets is the next best thing to being there, with the advantage that you don't risk being teargassed or arrested in the process.‐ Playback:stl
Read More | Posted Mar 6, 2017
7/10 80% Casting JonBenét (2017) ..hugely entertaining while offering some pointed commentary on celebrity culture and the grief porn industry.‐ Playback:stl
Read More | Posted Mar 6, 2017
7/10 100% Strong Island (2017) Ford displays a strong visual sense that raises this film above the many true-crime documentaries now in circulation. ‐ Playback:stl
Read More | Posted Mar 6, 2017
9/10 100% My Life as a Dog (Mitt Liv som Hund) (1987) My Life as a Dog succeeds on an intimate, human scale that is entirely appropriate for a story covering about a year in the life of a pretty ordinary boy in a pretty ordinary place.‐ Playback:stl
Read More | Posted Mar 6, 2017
6/10 93% Logan (2017) I can't think of another superhero film where the main subject is the heroes getting old and losing their powers, nor of one that opens with their world apparently coming to an end. ‐ Playback:stl
Read More | Posted Mar 2, 2017
8/10 94% The Red Turtle (La tortue rouge) (2017) The unfussy, semi-realistic ligne claire (clear line) drawing style is a perfect match for the story, and color is used both expressively and symbolically...‐ Playback:stl
Read More | Posted Feb 24, 2017
6/10 35% The Great Wall (2017) The draw is spectacle and on that score director Yimou Zhang and his crew more than deliver. ‐ Playback:stl
Read More | Posted Feb 17, 2017
8/10 86% The Haunting (1963) ...one of the most fascinating aspects of The Haunting is the multiple interpretations available for many events, which might be supernatural, or might be the product of a disturbed mind or distorted perceptions.‐ Playback:stl
Read More | Posted Feb 6, 2017
8/10 98% I Am Not Your Negro (2017) [Baldwin was] a writer and thinker so far ahead of his time that many would regard him as a radical today.‐ Playback:stl
Read More | Posted Feb 3, 2017
6/10 30% A Dog's Purpose (2017) If you're up for an overdose of crowning moments of heartwarming, then this is the film for you; if not, you'd best give it a wide berth. ‐ Playback:stl
Read More | Posted Jan 27, 2017
6/10 96% Paterson (2016) A certain type of viewer (particularly white dudes with literary aspirations) will want to jump right into the film and live there...‐ Playback:stl
Read More | Posted Jan 12, 2017
8/10 85% Silence (2017) If you feel horrified by the methods used by the Shogunate against Christians in this film, just consider what the other Inquisition was doing in Europe at the time to people who were not Christian, or not the right kind of Christian.‐ Playback:stl
Read More | Posted Jan 12, 2017
3/10 34% Live By Night (2017) Brendan Gleeson does more fine acting in his few brief scenes than Affleck does in the entire film (note: posing is not acting, no matter how rugged your jaw line). ‐ Playback:stl
Read More | Posted Jan 12, 2017
8/10 80% Patriots Day (2017) ... well-made, traditional movie with a great sense of place and a cast of characters you can identify with..‐ Playback:stl
Read More | Posted Jan 12, 2017
6/10 87% A Monster Calls (2017) A Monster Calls does not entirely succeed in its ambitious undertaking, but it does offer enough pleasures to make it worth your while. ‐ Playback:stl
Read More | Posted Jan 6, 2017
7/10 92% Hidden Figures (2017) ...an unabashedly feel-good movie, setting obstacles before its heroines and then showing their triumphs, while also offering the delights of a well-done period film. ‐ Playback:stl
Read More | Posted Jan 6, 2017
4/10 86% Lion (2016) ...so predictable in the way that it manipulates your emotions that it leaves you feeling like the victim of a con game.‐ Playback:stl
Read More | Posted Dec 21, 2016
8/10 89% Jackie (2016) Natalie Portman's performance is a masterpiece of carefully controlled emotion...‐ Playback:stl
Read More | Posted Dec 21, 2016
7/10 92% Cry of the City (1948) the strengths of Cry of the City lie mostly in the strong performances ... and realistic evocation of life among the urban poor‐ Playback:stl
Read More | Posted Dec 9, 2016
5/10 96% Manchester by the Sea (2016) ... never really earns the responses it wants to elicit from its viewers.‐ Playback:stl
Read More | Posted Dec 2, 2016