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Sarah Manvel

Sarah Manvel
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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
100% The Divide (2016) There's nothing here to convince a rich person that perhaps there's an easier way for him or her to maintain his or her comfort. And the working-class people already know what they are going through. ‐ Critic's Notebook
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82% The Brand New Testament (Le tout nouveau testament) (2016) It takes a wildly clever setup and fails utterly to deliver on its own premise; and does so in a visual language lifted wholesale from other, better films. ‐ Critic's Notebook
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64% Iona (2015) When the filmmakers try to push an agenda instead of a genuine plot, their characters stop being real people and become passive victims carried on others' backs.‐ Critic's Notebook
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87% The Club (El Club) (2016) Director Pablo Larraín has made an important movie about the banality of evil. Be clear, it's not much fun. But it was never supposed to be. ‐ Critic's Notebook
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72% Suffragette (2015) The movie agrees with its characters, which is refreshing; and politics are debated only through the viewpoint of the women's experiences. ‐ Critic's Notebook
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27% Pressure (2015) The underwater setting, at the edge of human endurance, is a great place for telling an interest story. Unfortunately, Pressure buckles.‐ Critic's Notebook
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14% Anti-Social (2015) It wants to be a commentary on the fine line between legal and illegal ways of making a living and ends up being a budget fantasia about both. It doesn't quite succeed, but it's a film that's impossible to hate.‐ Critic's Notebook
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63% Son of a Gun (2015) It has one of the most inventive settings for a robbery in cinema history. And somehow - somehow - the movie blows it.‐ Critic's Notebook
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28% Annie (2014) Loses its way, mainly in that that the emotional arc of the film no longer belongs to Annie... The movie is supposed to be about Annie. We're supposed to care about Annie.‐ Critic's Notebook
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95% '71 (2015) One of the sharpest British movies in some time.‐ Critic's Notebook
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76% The Boxtrolls (2014) The Boxtrolls is a movie aimed at children. It is also disgusting and immoral.‐ Critic's Notebook
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41% Step Up: All In (2014) Step Up All In doesn't deviate from this formula - and that's great.‐ Critic's Notebook
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83% Glassland (2016) A wonderful cast that is more than capable of making these dim lights shine.‐ Critic's Notebook
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48% Young Ones (2014) Combines the best elements of the Western and science fiction into a coming-of-age tale that almost manages to skirt most of each genre's clichés.‐ Critic's Notebook
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68% The 100-Year-Old Man Who Climbed Out the Window and Disappeared (2015) Fine. The movie looks and sounds great... But if we want our stories to glorify an angel of death as a hero, then we truly don't know what we're gonna get.‐ Critic's Notebook
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71% Beyond the Edge (2014) We are learning to forget basic human achievements on their own. The Sherpas who have lost their families and friends know better of course. A movie like this is a sharp and well-made reminder to the rest of us.‐ Critic's Notebook
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83% Silent Sonata (Circus Fantasticus) (2010) Janez Burger has chosen to tell a dark and alienating story in a dark and alienating way. The combination of style and substance makes the viewer recoil.‐ Critic's Notebook
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68% The Motel Life (2013) As a mood piece it works extremely well.‐ Critic's Notebook
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51% Stalingrad (2014) Manages to achieve the balance between realistic horror and watchability.‐ Critic's Notebook
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98% The Selfish Giant (2013) If you know any teenage boys with anger issues or a tendency to get into trouble, this movie definitely speaks their language.‐ Critic's Notebook
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34% The Counselor (2013) Do Ridley Scott and Cormac McCarthy have teenage sons they want to impress? Is that why they have put together this ludicrous fantasy, almost entirely cobbled together from other, better movies?‐ Critic's Notebook
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42% Homefront (2013) Gary Fleder's direction and Sylvester Stallone's script is at best sloppy like that and at worst downright offensive. ‐ Critic's Notebook
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21% The Hangover Part III (2013) The first Hangover was hysterical: a superb compendium of all the worst nights we've ever had while still - by the skin of our teeth - being believable. This manages both to go right over the top, but also not add up to a hill of vomit.‐ Critic's Notebook
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85% Star Trek Into Darkness (2013) Does a good job of building things up before descending irredeemably into a place where no one can hear you scream.‐ Critic's Notebook
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86% Life of Pi (2012) It's harder to explain why the movie doesn't leave the audience feeling more impressed. Perhaps the lessons on religion and philosophy were a bit too overblown. Sometimes a tiger is just a tiger, after all.‐ Critic's Notebook
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57% Post Tenebras Lux (2013) When the images are spectacular, a lot can be forgiven; but mostly Post Tenebras Lux is like being trapped in Mr. Reygadas's dream diary.‐ Critic's Notebook
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66% Great Expectations (2013) This new adaptation is a tremendous success... It's refreshing that the story so often retold still has the power to surprise.‐ Critic's Notebook
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81% De rouille et d'os (Rust and Bone) (2012) Its scale, intelligence and willingness to go to some strange places without alienating the audience make this a very good film.‐ Critic's Notebook
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85% Sightseers (2013) Mr. Wheatley doesn't trust his viewers to get the point and spends most of the movie picking the same scab.‐ Critic's Notebook
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81% Ginger & Rosa (2013) She was aiming for a masterpiece, but instead Ms. Potter has made a slightly underdeveloped poem full of raging emotions it doesn't quite know what to do with.‐ Critic's Notebook
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68% Wuthering Heights (2012) With Wuthering Heights, Andrea Arnold confirms herself as the most important directing talent to emerge from Britain since Stephen Daldry and Sam Mendes.‐ Critic's Notebook
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54% The Inbetweeners (2012) The theater of humiliation as shown in this movie is raw, tactless, tasteless and completely bloody hilarious.‐ Critic's Notebook
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41% Rock of Ages (2012) Is this what Mr. Cruise's career has come to? Doesn't he, as well as us, deserve more than this?‐ Critic's Notebook
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26% This Means War (2012) If democracy ever comes to an end in the United States and future movie historians look back for the first indication that the fascists were taking over, This Means War will be a good place to start.‐ Critic's Notebook
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100% Position Among the Stars (2011) How much of the movie is real?... By leaving us in the dark about what happened behind the scenes, Mr. Helmrich seems to be both having his cake and eating it.‐ Critic's Notebook
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92% Coriolanus (2011) Coriolanus does not feel like the work of a first-time director. Mr. Fiennes pulls it off triumphantly. He's made a historical curiosity relevant now, when our cities are in uproar and the citizens have taken to the streets.‐ Critic's Notebook
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74% Chicken with Plums (2012) This is an interesting voyage to live in a time and a place.‐ Critic's Notebook
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74% Rampart (2012) An experience to be savored. Mr. Harrelson has become an astonishingly brave actor who carries the movie with ease.‐ Critic's Notebook
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95% The Artist (2011) It is a love letter to cinema, to style and to the art of making movies; and anyone who loves movies needs to see it - now.‐ Critic's Notebook
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76% We Need to Talk About Kevin (2012) This nature-vs.-nuture argument is what gives the story its power; and Ms. Swinton does an excellent job portraying a woman ambivalent to the bone about her little boy. ‐ Critic's Notebook
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71% Like Crazy (2011) The story of an attachment, but without the glue. ‐ Critic's Notebook
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80% Las Acacias (2012) Very little actually happens in Las Acacias, but by the end the entire world has changed. Movies like this are miracles.‐ Critic's Notebook
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70% Dark Horse (2012) Beneath the brightly colors and loud music of Dark Horse, there's very little really there.‐ Critic's Notebook
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93% You Don't Like the Truth: 4 Days Inside Guantanamo (2011) It's uncomfortable viewing; but - for anyone who cares about justice or freedom - utterly essential.‐ Critic's Notebook
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60% Real Steel (2011) "It's O.K. We shouldn't mention the movies we're planning to rip off wholesale, anyway. We'll be original and say the movie's based in part on an old short story that was used for a Twilight Zone episode once."‐ Critic's Notebook
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84% Jane Eyre (2011) The mix of Mr. Fukunaga's unpretentious style and a bone-deep understanding of 1840s Yorkshire work thrillingly well. ‐ Critic's Notebook
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38% Beautiful Lies (Full Treatment)(De vrais mensonges) (2010) Immediately reminds you of half a dozen other better movies.‐ Critic's Notebook
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100% Poetry (2011) A master class in accumulated and tactful understatement, and deserves every award it has won.‐ Critic's Notebook
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72% Sarah's Key (2011) Is Sarah's Key designed to make French adults think about what their grandparents did in the war?... But if that's so, then why make a movie with the emotional intelligence of a child?‐ Critic's Notebook
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69% Horrible Bosses (2011) It shows very clearly how far down the rabbit hole Hollywood has fallen. If it keeps making its heroes this horrible, it's heading for a major crash of its own.‐ Critic's Notebook
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