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Sean Burns

Sean Burns
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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
49% Kingsman: The Golden Circle (2017) A cautious work of corporate bet-hedging and product integration. ‐ Spliced Personality
Read More | Posted Sep 23, 2017
68% mother! (2017) Brilliantly crafted, perversely hilarious and also something of a chore. ‐ Spliced Personality
Read More | Posted Sep 21, 2017
33% Home Again (2017) The characters all feel one draft away from being distinctive, and while we're at it the set decoration could use some touching up.‐ Spliced Personality
Read More | Posted Sep 19, 2017
84% It (2017) At its best It feels like an R-rated version of The Goonies, if The Goonies wasn't one of the worst movies ever made.‐ Spliced Personality
Read More | Posted Sep 19, 2017
7% Tulip Fever (2017) Director Chadwick brings a stodgy, Oscar-bait sensibility that's firmly at odds with the pulpy, bodice-ripping plot mechanics.‐ Spliced Personality
Read More | Posted Sep 19, 2017
85% Ingrid Goes West (2017) It's deflating to watch a film start out wanting to the be The King Of Comedy and settle for Single White Female.‐ Spliced Personality
Read More | Posted Sep 19, 2017
97% Columbus (2017) The filmmaking choices here exhibit a bone-deep understanding of visual storytelling that's remarkable for a first-timer. ‐ The ARTery
Read More | Posted Sep 7, 2017
42% Goon: Last of the Enforcers (2017) Like most comedy sequels, it assumes audiences want a louder and more outrageous version of what they enjoyed last time. And like most comedy sequels, it's pretty lousy.‐ New England Movies Weekly
Read More | Posted Sep 1, 2017
83% They Live (1988) I'm depressed to report that it's timelier than ever.‐ The ARTery
Read More | Posted Sep 1, 2017
30% I Do... Until I Don't (2017) After an awfully rocky start, Bell eventually slows down the pace and lets her scenes breathe a bit. By the end I was surprised how much I'd come to care about these people. ‐ The ARTery
Read More | Posted Aug 31, 2017
89% Good Time (2017) Crackles with nervous energy and uneasy laughs.‐ The ARTery
Read More | Posted Aug 24, 2017
91% Marjorie Prime (2017) It's a marvelous piece of writing, smart and funny with even the most casual conversations ping-ponging back to the film's slippery central questions about the malleability of memory.‐ The ARTery
Read More | Posted Aug 18, 2017
93% Logan Lucky (2017) Logan Lucky reminded me most of Howard Hawks' El Dorado. It has the tossed-off, casual sophistication of an old master's late work. ‐ The ARTery
Read More | Posted Aug 17, 2017
86% Wind River (2017) Taylor Sheridan is a very good writer with potential to be a great one if he ever learns when to put the pencil down.‐ The ARTery
Read More | Posted Aug 11, 2017
78% Fast Times At Ridgemont High (1982) Heckerling undercuts the usual teensploitation tropes at every turn.‐ The ARTery
Read More | Posted Aug 11, 2017
88% Desperately Seeking Susan (1985) Conjures an impossibly cool, fairy tale New York. One of those movies I wish I could live inside.‐ The ARTery
Read More | Posted Aug 11, 2017
83% Detroit (2017) Yes, the movie's harrowing middle hour is almost too excruciating to endure. It upsets viewers and sends them streaming for the exits because it's supposed to.‐ Spliced Personality
Read More | Posted Aug 11, 2017
16% The Dark Tower (2017) Neither the catastrophic disaster fanboy circles would have you believe nor particularly any good.‐ Spliced Personality
Read More | Posted Aug 8, 2017
46% Person to Person (2017) I watched it in the morning and liked it just fine. By dinner time I had forgotten I'd seen a movie that day.‐ Spliced Personality
Read More | Posted Aug 7, 2017
100% The Friends of Eddie Coyle (1973) The best Boston movie evah.‐ The ARTery
Read More | Posted Aug 5, 2017
89% Girls Trip (2017) It's already shaping up to be the surprise hit of the summer, which really isn't surprising at all once you've seen it. This is the kind of movie people tell their friends about.‐ New England Movies Weekly
Read More | Posted Aug 3, 2017
50% Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets (2017) That the film feels like a ten-year-old directed it is both an accurate summation of its shortcomings and a high compliment indeed. ‐ New England Movies Weekly
Read More | Posted Jul 21, 2017
93% Dunkirk (2017) Relentlessly barreling between dive bombings, torpedo attacks and dogfights, the movie works your nerves. It's just one damn thing after another.‐ The ARTery
Read More | Posted Jul 21, 2017
92% A Ghost Story (2017) As years rush by the ambitions grow increasingly more cosmic and grand. This little low-budget film begins to contain multitudes.‐ The ARTery
Read More | Posted Jul 14, 2017
93% War for the Planet of the Apes (2017) Personally I found it all a bit distasteful and more than a little unpleasant. Cool shout-outs to "Schindler's List" though, bro.‐ Spliced Personality
Read More | Posted Jul 14, 2017
78% The Beguiled (2017) Sofia Coppola's radical re-envisioning of Don Siegel's lurid 1971 Civil War melodrama works in the same way as Hendrix covering Dylan's "All Along the Watchtower" or Johnny Cash singing Nine Inch Nails' "Hurt." ‐ The ARTery
Read More | Posted Jul 10, 2017
92% Spider-Man: Homecoming (2017) An exercise in diminishment. Feels like like one of the smallest and most inconsequential Marvel films yet.‐ Spliced Personality
Read More | Posted Jul 8, 2017
93% Do the Right Thing (1989) The richest and most thorough cinematic exploration of an American ailment I fear may eventually be the end of us.‐ The ARTery
Read More | Posted Jul 8, 2017
25% Inconceivable (2017) Gina Gershon has the dirtiest smirk in movies and hardly ever gets a chance to use it.‐ Spliced Personality
Read More | Posted Jul 2, 2017
93% Baby Driver (2017) I found the movie's slick, shiny surfaces entertaining to a point but once again wish this frustrating filmmaker would go as deep as his debut.‐ The ARTery
Read More | Posted Jun 29, 2017
85% Okja (2017) Love him or hate him, there's nobody else making movies quite like this guy.‐ The ARTery
Read More | Posted Jun 28, 2017
43% The Bad Batch (2017) It's got vision and atmosphere to burn, yet at the same time feels strangely hollow and incomplete. ‐ The ARTery
Read More | Posted Jun 23, 2017
22% Once Upon a Time in Venice (2017) You leave with a lot of questions, first and foremost being: Bruce Willis woke up for this?‐ Spliced Personality
Read More | Posted Jun 22, 2017
16% The Mummy (2017) Some movies feel like they're made by a committee, The Mummy feels like it was made by a conference call during which nobody was listening to one another. ‐ Spliced Personality
Read More | Posted Jun 21, 2017
89% It Comes At Night (2017) An icky, post-apocalyptic wallow that relies on gut-churning dread instead of traditional jump-scares. I hated it so much I didn't want to talk to anybody afterward and went for a long walk by myself. ‐ The ARTery
Read More | Posted Jun 20, 2017
100% Long Strange Trip: The Untold Story of The Grateful Dead (2017) This isn't just one of the best movies of the year, it's one of the best movies ever made about rock 'n' roll.‐ The ARTery
Read More | Posted Jun 20, 2017
92% Wonder Woman (2017) It's two-thirds of a terrific picture, and I'm hard pressed to think of a recent movie I was enjoying so much that s**t the bed quite as spectacularly as this one does. ‐ Spliced Personality
Read More | Posted Jun 20, 2017
89% Norman (Norman: The Moderate Rise and Tragic Fall of a New York Fixer) (2017) We watch with morbid fascination as Gere talks up, down, around and in circles trying to stave off the inevitable. ‐ New England Movies Weekly
Read More | Posted Jun 20, 2017
79% Folk Hero & Funny Guy (2017) A solid debut made with warmth and a cozy charm.‐ Spliced Personality
Read More | Posted May 24, 2017
70% Alien: Covenant (2017) It's a movie obsessed with authorship, chock full of revisions and refinements as directed by a legendary tinkerer who never does know when to leave well enough alone.‐ Spliced Personality
Read More | Posted May 20, 2017
84% The Death of Louis XIV (La mort de Louis XIV) (2017) All that quiet is full of contemplation, as the film allows viewers room to bring their own baggage, time and space to meditate on how mortality one day comes for us all.‐ The ARTery
Read More | Posted May 19, 2017
88% Their Finest (2017) As sure-footed and satisfying an entertainment as I've seen so far this year. It's the kind of movie you can point to when people say they don't make 'em like they used to.‐ New England Movies Weekly
Read More | Posted May 19, 2017
89% David Lynch: The Art Life (2017) A welcome reminder that the most exciting works of art can come from somewhere elusive and instinctual, or they may just be about what it's like to live in Philadelphia.‐ Spliced Personality
Read More | Posted May 19, 2017
72% Dayveon (2017) Abbasi transplants hood movie tropes to the Deep South, infusing the bucolic settings with junkyard lyricism.‐ Spliced Personality
Read More | Posted May 19, 2017
80% Chuck (2017) A slick, entertainingly silly movie that owes more to "Goon" than "Raging Bull."‐ Spliced Personality
Read More | Posted May 19, 2017
85% Band Aid (2017) A tart comedy until Lister-Jones veers into kitchen sink melodrama, dropping the jokes almost altogether and tying it all up with homilies so pat they play like parody. ‐ Spliced Personality
Read More | Posted May 19, 2017
82% Beach Rats (2017) Hittman's superlatively subjective camera sexualizes everything in its path, damp with a New York summer's cruel humidity and a hazy, exhausted torpor.‐ Spliced Personality
Read More | Posted May 5, 2017
100% Dina (2017) That the movie is so funny without ever being funny at these people's expense is something very special indeed.‐ Spliced Personality
Read More | Posted May 5, 2017
100% For Ahkeem (2017) There's some footage that feels suspiciously finessed for storytelling purposes, but whenever Daje's onscreen it's impossible not to be moved.‐ Spliced Personality
Read More | Posted May 5, 2017
No Score Yet Maineland (2017) It's sadly telling that after spending a semester in America the kids all go home fat.‐ Spliced Personality
Read More | Posted May 5, 2017