Sarah Knight Adamson

Sarah Knight Adamson
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T-Meter Title | Year
3/4 72% The Gentlemen (2020) Guy Ritchie's return to his signature British crime caper movies-provides Hugh Grant with a terrific role-while Charlie Hunnam shines in the spotlight. - Sarah's Backstage Pass EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 25, 2020
1/4 16% Dolittle (2020) Unfortunately, Dolittle is a prime example of an ill-advised notion that a filmmaker, in this case writer/director Stephen Gaghan, known for his intensely violent films can effectively cross over into classic children's literature. - Sarah's Backstage Pass EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 25, 2020
3.5/4 84% Just Mercy (2020) This is a tough film to watch due to the injustices that are at the core, although the courage and heroism displayed by Bryan Stevenson shine brightly. - Sarah's Backstage Pass EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 25, 2020
3.5/4 69% Bombshell (2019) Roach has crafted a compelling "ripped from the headlines" film that evolves somewhat like a grabbing page-turner book. - Sarah's Backstage Pass EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 25, 2020
2/4 71% Jumanji: The Next Level (2019) All your favorite cast is back, although a very confusing script. - Sarah's Backstage Pass EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 25, 2020
3/4 52% Kingsman: The Golden Circle (2017) The zaniness won me over by the film's endless parade of creative ridiculous gadgets and weapons. - Sarah's Backstage Pass EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 24, 2020
4/4 90% Stronger (2017) Talk about a winner! Jake Gyllenhaal's gritty, multifaceted Oscar-worthy performance gives us a realistic and profound sense of what it means to be a true hero. - Sarah's Backstage Pass EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 24, 2020
3/4 66% Victoria & Abdul (2017) Judi Dench is fabulous as Queen Victoria. She's the reason to see this film. - Sarah's Backstage Pass EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 24, 2020
3/4 60% Murder On The Orient Express (2017) When the big reveal finally happens, it is played out in grandiose bravura that most of us crave in a big production such as this. - Sarah's Backstage Pass EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 24, 2020
3.5/4 93% Thor: Ragnarok (2017) This isn't Deadpool, but close. It is the perfect popcorn movie that's full of entertainment and great special effects... - Sarah's Backstage Pass EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 24, 2020
3.5/4 87% Only the Brave (2017) Outstanding performances by Brolin, Connelly and Teller. - Sarah's Backstage Pass EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 24, 2020
3.5/4 81% T2 Trainspotting (2017) T2 is uproariously funny, from the opening scene to the zany re-visiting all of the old gang. The idiosyncrasies of each guy are accentuated, which adds to the lunacy of tone. - Sarah's Backstage Pass EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 24, 2020
3.5/4 71% Beauty and the Beast (2017) This live-action remake may not be necessary, but it's still a lot of fun. - Sarah's Backstage Pass EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 24, 2020
3/4 75% Kong: Skull Island (2017) Kong: Skull Island is a ton of fun...however, I don't think upgrading to 3D is necessary-I saw it in 2D and was still blown away. - Sarah's Backstage Pass EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 24, 2020
3/4 85% Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 (2017) More of the same, but that's not necessarily a bad thing. - Sarah's Backstage Pass EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 23, 2020
3/4 67% The Fate of the Furious (2017) The quality of these films has enhanced over the years; you know what you're in for when you buy a ticket, which is typically an enjoyable ride. - Sarah's Backstage Pass EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 23, 2020
3/4 63% The Zookeeper's Wife (2017) I appreciated the historical importance of this film and [the] stellar acting by the entire cast. - Sarah's Backstage Pass EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 23, 2020
3/5 81% Colossal (2017) Wow, this is a creative twist on a very serious subject. Anne Hathaway is fantastic in her quirky role. - Sarah's Backstage Pass EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 23, 2020
2.5/4 67% Life (2017) A decent but forgettable thriller that adds nothing new to the Doomed Space Crew genre. - Sarah's Backstage Pass EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 23, 2020
4/4 93% Wonder Woman (2017) Gal Gadot's performance is fantastic to watch, she not only carries the entire film, but she also brings strength, intelligence, compassion and beauty to her role. - Sarah's Backstage Pass EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 23, 2020
2.5/4 31% King Arthur: Legend Of The Sword (2017) King Arthur would've been a mess if its cast hadn't gone all-in with dedicating themselves to their roles... - Sarah's Backstage Pass EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 23, 2020
2.5/4 66% Alien: Covenant (2017) Say what you will about Prometheus, but I would take a film that makes me think over a bunch of CGI'd cat-and-mouse chase-horror sequences and an uninspired plot... - Sarah's Backstage Pass EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 23, 2020
2/4 30% Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales (2017) Only for diehard franchise fans. - Sarah's Backstage Pass EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 23, 2020
4/4 93% Baby Driver (2017) We hollered and clapped. It's that kind of movie. Ultimately cool. - Sarah's Backstage Pass EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 23, 2020
3/4 47% Paris Can Wait (Bonjour Anne) (2017) I enjoyed the slow pacing, the stunning cinematography and the culinary delights. - Sarah's Backstage Pass EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 23, 2020
1/4 15% Transformers: The Last Knight (2017) No one has the energy or desire to care after suffering through two and half hours of a film that is nothing short of a chaotic mess... - Sarah's Backstage Pass EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 23, 2020
3/4 69% Cars 3 (2017) Fans of the franchise will be relieved... - Sarah's Backstage Pass EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 23, 2020
3/4 77% Split (2017) James McAvoy helps save M. Night Shyamalan from himself in Split...I'm disappointed by some of Shyamalan's choices in this film, but Split is still worth seeing in the theater for McAvoy's brilliance. - Sarah's Backstage Pass EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 23, 2020
3.5/4 80% Patriots Day (2017) Patriots Day is an intense but respectful docudrama that serves as both a love letter to the city of Boston and a timely reminder of everyday citizens' undefeatable spirit. - Sarah's Backstage Pass EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 23, 2020
4/4 98% Moonlight (2016) Beautiful, hopeful and captivating. - Sarah's Backstage Pass EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 23, 2020
1.5/4 34% Live By Night (2017) Ben Affleck's really weird gangster film is a dud. - Sarah's Backstage Pass EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 23, 2020
3/4 90% The Lego Batman Movie (2017) The Lego Batman Movie is fun (and funny), but not quite as awesome as its predecessor. - Sarah's Backstage Pass EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 23, 2020
1.5/4 24% Fist Fight (2017) Hey comedy directors: when your end-credits blooper reel is funnier than the rest of your movie, you've failed. - Sarah's Backstage Pass EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 23, 2020
3.5/4 91% La La Land (2016) An up-beat, enchanting, classic musical... - Sarah's Backstage Pass EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 23, 2020
3.5/4 96% Manchester by the Sea (2016) Despite the misery involved in this highly-emotional film, the finely-tuned script, along with outstanding performances, is reason enough to see this... - Sarah's Backstage Pass EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 23, 2020
3.5/4 93% Logan (2017) Logan is the tenth X-Men movie . . . and might just be the best. - Sarah's Backstage Pass EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 23, 2020
2/4 63% Neighbors 2: Sorority Rising (2016) Zac Efron's quarter-life-crisising Teddy brings some laughs, but the rest of the film and its "message" are just laughable. - Sarah's Backstage Pass EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 22, 2020
2.5/4 92% The Nice Guys (2016) Don't even get me started on the plot. Again, my suspicion is that Black and Bagarozzi constructed a convoluted story on purpose... - Sarah's Backstage Pass EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 22, 2020
3/4 53% Genius (2016) Michael Grandage could've used his female stars more powerfully-and the whole film smells of Oscar Bait-but the opposites-attract friendship between Perkins and Wolfe is the stuff of literary lore and is more than enough... - Sarah's Backstage Pass EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 22, 2020
3/4 47% X-Men: Apocalypse (2016) ...the parts that director Bryan Singer gets right-be they heart-wrenching flashbacks or mind-blowing visuals-are what really saves the day. - Sarah's Backstage Pass EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 22, 2020
1.5/4 29% Alice Through the Looking Glass (2016) Fantastic costuming, set design and A-list actors can't save the over-stuffed special effects and lack of narrative. - Sarah's Backstage Pass EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 22, 2020
3.5/4 75% The BFG (2016) Thankfully, Spielberg's The BFG stays faithful to the treasured Roald Dahl young adult novel with old-fashioned storytelling... - Sarah's Backstage Pass EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 22, 2020
4/4 98% Zootopia (2016) Zootopia is one of Disney's best films to date and my favorite film of the year so far. It's family friendly and teaches kids so many great life lessons. - Sarah's Backstage Pass EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 22, 2020
1.5/4 34% Now You See Me 2 (2016) It should've at least entertained its audience with some cool magic tricks. Instead, it is boring, nearly humorless and pointlessly complex. - Sarah's Backstage Pass EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 22, 2020
3.5/4 94% Life, Animated (2016) I walked out of Life, Animated feeling lucky, blessed and humbled. - Sarah's Backstage Pass EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 22, 2020
2.5/4 60% War Dogs (2016) Is War Dogs supposed to be a comedy? Some sort of satire? A sobering indictment? Phillips tries to make it all of these things at different points throughout the movie, and the cumulative effect doesn't work. - Sarah's Backstage Pass EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 22, 2020
4/4 88% Don't Breathe (2016) If you like a good rush of adrenaline to wash over you as you experience the unexpected, then this film is for you. If you are faint at heart, then you might want to stay home where you'd feel safe. - Sarah's Backstage Pass EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 22, 2020
3.5/4 88% Pete's Dragon (2016) Director David Lowery (who also co-wrote the screenplay with Toby Halbrooks) deserves a standing ovation. I'm thrilled with and relieved by this remake. See it. - Sarah's Backstage Pass EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 22, 2020
2/4 27% Suicide Squad (2016) You may enjoy it if you are familiar with the comics and therefore don't need the context that would normally be required. But for the rest of us, it's one of the biggest disappointments of the year... - Sarah's Backstage Pass EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 22, 2020
2.5/4 82% Equity (2016) I couldn't help but suspect that Menon and Fox must have felt this was their one chance to surface every issue they could think of relating to being a woman on Wall Street (or just in general), and for me, it took away from the rest of the film. - Sarah's Backstage Pass EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 22, 2020