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Sean Axmaker

Sean Axmaker
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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
92%

The Martian (2015)

"... the rare science fiction drama that is actually built on applied physics and engineering and organic chemistry and where survival depends on creative problem solving and teamwork across millions of miles." Seanax.com
Posted Jun 16, 2016
94%

Juno (2007)

"The Oscar-winning screenplay by Diablo Cody ricochets with askew dialogue but under the cleverness is a very human story of growing up" Seanax.com
Posted Jun 16, 2016
56%

The Mummy (1999)

"... the script is almost too tongue-in-cheek for its own good, but Sommers' thrill a minute cliffhanger is a tribute, a parody, and a high energy period adventure all in one. " Seanax.com
Posted Jun 16, 2016
93%

Eternal Sunshine Of The Spotless Mind (2004)

"The wacky sight gags and psycho-drama slapstick is tinged with melancholy and regret ..." Seanax.com
Posted Jun 16, 2016
92%

Election (1999)

"Alexander Payne's wicked satire of power and (social) politics set in the overheated incubator of a high school student body election is as sharp and perceptive now as it was in 1999." Seanax.com
Posted Jun 16, 2016
97%

The Good, the Bad and the Ugly (1966)

"There are two kinds of people, my friend. Those who love Sergio Leone's The Good, the Bad and the Ugly (1966) and those who resist the machismo and gallows humor of what is arguably the definitive spaghetti western." Seanax.com
Posted Jun 16, 2016
93%

Midnight in Paris (2011)

"... Allen brings his fantasy to life with such affection and joy that he transports us into his dream come true as a shared fantasy. " Seanax.com
Posted Jun 16, 2016
91%

Love & Mercy (2015)

"There's a lot of history packed in here... but director Bill Pohald is just as interested in exploring Wilson's creative process..." Seanax.com
Posted Jun 16, 2016
94%

Der Blaue Engel (The Blue Angel) (1930)

"American director Josef von Sternberg went to Germany to direct Emil Jannings in his transition from silent to sound cinema and returned to Hollywood with an international hit and a new star: Marlene Dietrich." ‐GreenCine
Posted Jun 16, 2016
95%

The Station Agent (2003)

"For the first time in his career, Dinklage was allowed to play someone with dimension, passion, and an identity beyond his physical attributes, and he makes the most of it." Seanax.com
Posted Jun 16, 2016
77%

L'Auberge Espagnole (2003)

"French filmmaker Cedric Klapisch takes the old clichés of culture clash, college roommate chaos, and a young adult's education outside the confines of the classroom and turns it into vision of the then-new European Union as communal household." Seanax.com
Posted Jun 16, 2016
79%

The Bank Job (2008)

"... a terrific piece of heist filmmaking made with a rough-and-tumble attitude and old-school professionalism." Seanax.com
Posted Jun 16, 2016
85%

Hail, Caesar! (2016)

"The Coen mix of subtle wit and broad slapstick is all over the film, which hopscotches across stories and soundstages at a snappy pace, and they poke fun at everything except the joy of movies." Seanax.com
Posted Jun 16, 2016
90%

10 Cloverfield Lane (2016)

"It's a mix of high concept premise and old school thriller and director Dan Trachtenberg makes it all work nicely in his feature debut." Seanax.com
Posted Jun 16, 2016
93%

Slow West (2015)

"The tone of the film, a darkly absurdist frontier odyssey, recalls both the films of the Coen Brother and the novels of Cormac McCarthy. " Seanax.com
Posted Jun 16, 2016
89%

The Animatrix (2003)

"... fun and inventive and short enough that they don't wear out their welcome." Seanax.com
Posted May 22, 2016
97%

It Follows (2015)

"A tonic to the spate of "found footage" and shaky-cam horror films... this is a carefully designed film that recalls the visual control of John Carpenter's early horror films, especially the way it tracks movement within carefully composed shots." Seanax.com
Posted May 22, 2016
100%

World on a Wire (2011)

"... takes on the paranoid anxieties and questions of identity, reality, and perception that Philip K. Dick explored in is books and later found expression in films like Blade Runner and Videodrome." Seanax.com
Posted May 22, 2016
84%

The Ides of March (2011)

"It's ultimately less political thriller or election allegory than morality play in partisan dress." Seanax.com
Posted May 22, 2016
98%

Mean Streets (1973)

"[F]or all the violence of the streets, this is less a crime film than a character piece, a love letter to the streets of New York's Little Italy and the young men rattling around like tough guys and fantasizing about becoming the real thing." Seanax.com
Posted May 22, 2016
65%

Things We Lost in the Fire (2007)

"The English-language debut of Danish director Susanne Bier is at times morose but the tale of healing is directed with compassion and a powerful, sometimes discomforting intimacy. " Seanax.com
Posted May 22, 2016
67%

The Man From U.N.C.L.E. (2015)

"The plot is disposable at best... but [Guy] Ritchie goes all out in reviving the Cold War sixties spy movie style and attitude, recalling Connery's Bond movie with tongue firmly in cheek. " Seanax.com
Posted May 22, 2016
71%

Best Seller (1987)

"[Larry] Cohen cannily mixes social satire and genre twists in his clever screenplay of an unlikely friendship between two men with more history than they realize..." Seanax.com
Posted May 22, 2016
89%

Almost Famous (2000)

"Cameron Crowe's thinly fictionalized autobiography is deftly poised between rosy affection, thoughtful remembrance, and giddy adolescent awe. As perhaps it should be." Seanax.com
Posted May 22, 2016
81%

The Big Lebowski (1998)

"It's like, you know, pretty groovy, man." Seanax.com
Posted May 22, 2016
100%

Burning Bush (2014)

"... a return to form for Holland, whose great films of the eighties and nineties (Angry Harvest, 1985, Europa Europa, 1990) combined the political, social and personal with a fiery volatility. " Seanax.com
Posted May 22, 2016
82%

Into the Wild (2007)

"Sean Penn's adaptation of Jon Krakauer's non-fiction book is a bracing cinematic plunge into the odyssey of Christopher McCandless." Seanax.com
Posted May 22, 2016
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Le Grand Blond avec Une Chaussure Noire (The Tall Blond Man with One Black Shoe) (1973)

"... takes an idea out of Hitchcock's North by Northwest-an innocent man is mistaken for a government agent and targeted by the enemy-and gives it cynical twist and a comic treatment closer to the Pink Panther films." Seanax.com
Posted May 22, 2016
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X: The Unheard Music (1986)

"Shot over a period of five years or so by W.T. Morgan, it is a lively, playfully-directed, scrapbook-style portrait of the seminal L.A. punk band of the eighties..." Seanax.com
Posted May 22, 2016
89%

Hausu (House) (1977)

"[T]he archival cult find of the decade: a candy-colored style bomb of horror movie more jaw-droppingly unreal than scary, an experimental piece of pop-art genre filmmaking that is cartoonish in its graphic expressionism." Seanax.com
Posted May 22, 2016
86%

Meek's Cutoff (2011)

"It's a severe life in a hostile world, observed with such delicate detail that the film achieves a grace and poetry. But it is also a primal piece of filmmaking, wrought from dirt and rock and calico, illuminated by natural light and campfire." Seanax.com
Posted May 22, 2016
26%

Jupiter Ascending (2015)

"Given the ambitions the Wachowskis have shown in the Matrix films and Cloud Atlas, this is rather retrograde as both filmmaking and storytelling, but there is a charge to their pulp sci-fi paperback cover come to life." Seanax.com
Posted May 22, 2016
61%

Men with Brooms (2002)

"Think The Full Monty on ice: Canada's most famous TV Mountie Paul Gross (Due South) puts tongue firmly in cheek as he applies the old underdog sports team formula to that great Northern obsession: curling. " Seanax.com
Posted May 22, 2016
87%

The Immigrant (2014)

"a slow, simmering film with intense characters and a drama that demands patience and rewards with a rich drama about the American experience." Seanax.com
Posted May 19, 2016
91%

The Witch (2016)

"It's dark and spooky and suggestive and at times genuinely terrifying, and it leaves you wondering just how much belief guides our perceptions." Seanax.com
Posted May 19, 2016
96%

13 Assassins (2011)

"... a superbly executed but straightforward men on a mission film where the increasingly outmoded ideals of duty and honor and meaning through sacrifice are at the heart of the matter." Seanax.com
Posted May 19, 2016
84%

Deadpool (2016)

"Irreverent, outrageous, and strewn with self-aware commentary and dark humor, Deadpool (2016) is as different a comic book superhero movie from the self-serious Man of Steel and Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice as you'll find." Seanax.com
Posted May 19, 2016
66%

Shanghai Knights (2003)

"Jackie Chan and Owen Wilson bring the Far East and the old West to 19th century London as they search for Chan's sister (Fann Wong) in Shanghai Knights (2003), a high spirited but dumbed-down sequel to Shanghai Noon." Seanax.com
Posted May 7, 2016
96%

Son of Saul (2015)

"... an overwhelming, numbing, confusing experience by design." Seanax.com
Posted May 7, 2016
92%

Star Wars: Episode VII - The Force Awakens (2015)

"Abrams is trying to recreate that experience for a whole new generation eager to be captured by the charge and action and exotic Amazing Stories covers come to life in a fairy tale space fantasy that takes place long ago and a galaxy far, far away..." Seanax.com
Posted May 7, 2016
60%

Joy (2015)

"It works almost entirely due to the passion and drive that Lawrence brings to the screen." Seanax.com
Posted May 7, 2016
71%

Jurassic World (2015)

"... a lot of fun, part mindless two-hour theme park ride, part self-aware sequel where supposedly smart people make a cascade of bad decisions." Seanax.com
Posted Apr 23, 2016
96%

Safety Last! (1923)

"... the most famous of Harold Lloyd's silent comedies and first of his "thrill pictures," films that he built around slapstick ingenuity in the midst of daredevil stunts. This one has a doozy..." Seanax.com
Posted Apr 22, 2016
56%

16 Blocks (2006)

"It's a satisfying piece of genre filmmaking and an underrated American crime story..." Seanax.com
Posted Apr 22, 2016
81%

The Revenant (2015)

"Vengeance makes for a primal motivation but The Revenant is really a tale of survival: the settling of America as an odyssey of mythic dimensions in an untamed wilderness determined to kill all who fail to respect it." Seanax.com
Posted Apr 22, 2016
95%

Stray Dog (Nora inu) (1963)

"The young Mifune is a marvelous dichotomy, his restless energy checked by a veneer of surface calm: the composed social face and fierce turmoil underneath. " Seanax.com
Posted Apr 22, 2016
100%

Drunken Angel (1948)

"This was the first major role for Mifune, the first collaboration between the actor and Kurosawa, and the launch of a career that made Mifune an international star and a Japanese superstar." Seanax.com
Posted Apr 22, 2016
81%

Lars and the Real Girl (2007)

"For a premise with such lurid possibilities, Lars and the Real Girl is actually a sweet little comedy of romantic delusion and communal affection..." Seanax.com
Posted Apr 22, 2016
100%

Out 1, Noli Me Tangere (1971)

"Out 1 is Rivette redux. His engagement with actors is there on the screen, creating energy even in simple conversational scenes, and they are co-conspirators in his hide-and-seek stories..." ‐Parallax View
Posted Apr 15, 2016
92%

Paris Belongs to Us (Paris Nous Appartient) (1960)

"Paris does not belong to them at all. It belongs to the powerful, not the dreamers, and the powerful crush the spirits of the artists and idealists. " Seanax.com
Posted Apr 15, 2016
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