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Sean Burns

Sean Burns
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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
89% 20th Century Women (2017) Clean-shaven Billy Crudup comes off like a creep, but give him a big floppy '70s moustache and the guy's a movie star.‐ Spliced Personality
Read More | Posted Feb 25, 2017
100% Bright Lights: Starring Carrie Fisher and Debbie Reynolds (2017) A very good film that I would have much preferred to watch either three months ago or three months from now. ‐ Spliced Personality
Read More | Posted Feb 25, 2017
8% Fifty Shades Darker (2017) There's an awful lot of missionary position in this movie, the plentiful sex scenes directed as if all involved just want to get it overwith already. ‐ Spliced Personality
Read More | Posted Feb 23, 2017
93% Toni Erdmann (2016) Ade favors unobtrusive camerawork and doesn't punch up the jokes with excessive cutting or music cues, leaving the audience to find our own bearings in awkward social situations.‐ The ARTery
Read More | Posted Feb 23, 2017
90% John Wick: Chapter 2 (2017) Look at it like a dance movie and you'll find choreography that puts recent musicals to shame. La La Land can suck it.‐ Spliced Personality
Read More | Posted Feb 15, 2017
25% The Comedian (2017) A curiously likable misfire, lumbering back and forth between a gritty, downbeat seventies character study and a slick, eighties-style showbiz comeback comedy.‐ Spliced Personality
Read More | Posted Feb 13, 2017
89% Ms. 45 (2013) Ferrara's movies have a way of being morally serious despite their sometimes silly genre trappings, and Ms. 45 provides a feast for feminist studies.‐ Metro
Read More | Posted Feb 13, 2017
92% A Ghost Story (2017) It's just the damnedest thing I've seen in some time. Weird, haunting, absurd, devastating and occasionally hilarious.‐ Spliced Personality
Read More | Posted Feb 13, 2017
100% Last Men in Aleppo (2017) The most immersive and emotional experience I had at Sundance this year, it brings a faraway crisis up close and personal.‐ Spliced Personality
Read More | Posted Feb 12, 2017
65% Golden Exits (2017) An uncanny homage to one of those late-period Woody movies where he just filmed the first draft.‐ Spliced Personality
Read More | Posted Feb 12, 2017
83% Marjorie Prime (2016) Another slippery, soulful mind-bender from an iconoclastic filmmaker getting better with age. It's a small-scaled movie with cosmic concerns.‐ Spliced Personality
Read More | Posted Feb 12, 2017
100% 78/52 (2017) A sprightly and informative breakdown marred by only a couple of questionable aesthetic decisions and a regrettably dude-heavy panel of talking heads.‐ Spliced Personality
Read More | Posted Feb 12, 2017
42% Wilson (2017) These are a couple of wild, rubber-faced performances in a movie that has no idea what to do with them.‐ Spliced Personality
Read More | Posted Feb 12, 2017
80% To the Bone (2017) Despite fine intentions it feels like a pilot for a promising Showtime series that still isn't ready for prime time.‐ Spliced Personality
Read More | Posted Feb 12, 2017
82% Wind River (2017) The solid craftsmanship and old-fashioned storytelling fell right into my wheelhouse. I liked it as much as your dad probably will.‐ Spliced Personality
Read More | Posted Feb 12, 2017
69% The Discovery (2017) The kind of high-minded, star-studded belly flop one usually only finds at film festivals. And I guess now also on Netflix.‐ Spliced Personality
Read More | Posted Feb 12, 2017
96% The Big Sick (2017) This isn't a *bad* movie per se, but it is an extremely frustrating one that left me longing for the days when rom-coms weren't structured like The Return Of The King.‐ Spliced Personality
Read More | Posted Feb 12, 2017
75% Landline (2017) The movie meanders in a manner I found quite pleasing, willing to follow the characters through interactions at work or at home without imposing big thematic burdens on everything. ‐ Spliced Personality
Read More | Posted Feb 12, 2017
91% I don't feel at home in this world anymore. (2017) A smug and stupidly violent Coen brothers knock-off that will have you once again wondering who picks Lynskey's scripts.‐ Spliced Personality
Read More | Posted Feb 12, 2017
100% Tower (2016) An oral history as a visual poem, director Keith Maitland's Tower attains the woozy, time-standing-still sensation of trauma as it happens. ‐ Metro
Read More | Posted Feb 12, 2017
96% Paterson (2016) This is a rare, gentle movie. I don't think we'll see the likes of it again anytime soon.‐ The ARTery
Read More | Posted Feb 12, 2017
84% Silence (2017) A stark distillation of the themes Scorsese has been wrestling with on movie screens for over 40 years.‐ The ARTery
Read More | Posted Jan 4, 2017
31% Passengers (2016) The last what-the-&#$%-were-they-thinking debacle to be released in a year that's been lousy with them. ‐ Spliced Personality
Read More | Posted Dec 21, 2016
81% Patriots Day (2017) Everyone involved in this movie should be ashamed of themselves.‐ New England Movies Weekly
Read More | Posted Dec 19, 2016
93% La La Land (2016) This year's The Artist. So basically it's a superhero movie for middlebrows.‐ Spliced Personality
Read More | Posted Dec 18, 2016
85% Rogue One: A Star Wars Story (2016) It's a giant universe out there, but in these movies it just keeps getting smaller.‐ Spliced Personality
Read More | Posted Dec 17, 2016
89% Jackie (2016) A Slaughterhouse-Five adaptation starring the former First Lady. I'm pretty sure most people are going to hate it.‐ Spliced Personality
Read More | Posted Dec 9, 2016
100% Things to Come (L'avenir) (2016) The film has a stillness that lingers with you, as does Huppert's acceptance and grace.‐ The ARTery
Read More | Posted Dec 9, 2016
89% Elle (2016) Elle is an unholy mingling of rape-revenge fantasies with a fusty French bedroom farce. I've never seen anything quite like it.‐ The ARTery
Read More | Posted Dec 9, 2016
86% Lion (2016) This frustrating film begins with artful evocations of Dickensian squalor and turns into a movie about a guy staring at a laptop. ‐ Spliced Personality
Read More | Posted Nov 28, 2016
55% Rules Don't Apply (2016) Maybe I'm just not in the mood to laugh at the lovable eccentricities of an unstable, narcissistic billionaire right now.‐ Spliced Personality
Read More | Posted Nov 26, 2016
62% Allied (2016) A fascinating hybrid of bleeding-edge technology and old-fashioned flair. Allied's innovations point to the future of cinema, but its pleasures are in the fundamentals.‐ Spliced Personality
Read More | Posted Nov 25, 2016
73% Nocturnal Animals (2016) An admirable effort by all involved, Nocturnal Animals ends up being one of those films that's more fun to talk about afterwards than it is to actually watch.‐ Spliced Personality
Read More | Posted Nov 23, 2016
96% Manchester by the Sea (2016) Manchester by the Sea would probably be hailed as one of the year's best comedies if everybody in the audience didn't spend half of it sobbing. ‐ The ARTery
Read More | Posted Nov 22, 2016
94% Arrival (2016) Arrival makes an impassioned plea for the necessity of global cooperation while quite hilariously never straying from the perspective of its two white, American movie stars.‐ Spliced Personality
Read More | Posted Nov 17, 2016
46% Dog Eat Dog (2016) The movie is two guys doing whatever the f--k they want for an hour and a half, with results that range from exhilarating to exasperating, but mostly the former as far as I'm concerned.‐ Spliced Personality
Read More | Posted Nov 14, 2016
91% Certain Women (2016) This staggeringly talented writer-director's sixth feature is perhaps the purest distillation of Reichardt's sensibility and may be her best film yet.‐ Spliced Personality
Read More | Posted Nov 13, 2016
90% Doctor Strange (2016) A beat-for-beat remake of the first Iron Man movie crossed with a Windows 95 screensaver. Doesn't this stuff ever get stale to you people?‐ Spliced Personality
Read More | Posted Nov 8, 2016
75% The Hateful Eight (2015) The movie isn't one of Tarantino's fantasties correcting historical atrocities, it's about American history *as* an atrocity. The declaration of an angry political consciousness from an artist I never imagined having one.‐ Spliced Personality
Read More | Posted Nov 7, 2016
98% Moonlight (2016) A work of extraordinary empathy about the kind of character we seldom meet at the cinema.‐ Spliced Personality
Read More | Posted Nov 6, 2016
95% Gimme Danger (2016) There are worse ways to spend two hours than in the streetwalking cheetah with a heart full of napalm's laundry room.‐ The ARTery
Read More | Posted Nov 4, 2016
100% Justin Timberlake + The Tennessee Kids (2016) This year's most unexpected joy. I've watched it three times now and I don't even particularly like Justin Timberlake's music.‐ The ARTery
Read More | Posted Nov 4, 2016
86% Hacksaw Ridge (2016) Only Mad Mel could make a film about the virtues of pacifism that's also the most insanely violent thing I've seen in the ten years since he last directed a movie.‐ Spliced Personality
Read More | Posted Nov 4, 2016
79% American Honey (2016) Straddled uncomfortably between the mythic and the particular until what started out as exhilarating becomes exhausting, it's a road movie that winds up driving in circles.‐ Spliced Personality
Read More | Posted Nov 3, 2016
37% Jack Reacher: Never Go Back (2016) A shoddy, cheap-looking affair. This thing could pass for a sweeps-week episode of NCIS.‐ Spliced Personality
Read More | Posted Oct 21, 2016
83% Deepwater Horizon (2016) It's impossible not to resent the puniness of this picture's concerns, ignoring the historic environmental catastrophe in favor of fictionalized feats of derring-do by an underwear-model-turned-hamburger-franchise-mogul.‐ Spliced Personality
Read More | Posted Oct 3, 2016
63% The Magnificent Seven (2016) Awash in chintzy CGI, the film has a sickly avocado sheen to it, as if it was color-corrected in post-production to look like a can of Bud Lime.‐ Spliced Personality
Read More | Posted Sep 26, 2016
61% Snowden (2016) The great, punk rock gag is that Stone somehow managed to make a straightforward Hollywood hagiography about a fugitive hiding out in Russia who a portion of the population considers a traitor. ‐ Spliced Personality
Read More | Posted Sep 23, 2016
85% Sully (2016) In many ways Sully is the Clint Eastwood-iest movie Clint Eastwood has ever made.‐ Spliced Personality
Read More | Posted Sep 18, 2016
20% Yoga Hosers (2016) It's a noisy, grating movie that repeats itself incessantly, as if stalling for time.‐ Metro
Read More | Posted Aug 30, 2016