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Sean Burns

Sean Burns
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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
94% The Shape of Water (2017) Enchanting and annoying in equal measures.‐ The ARTery
Read More | Posted Dec 8, 2017
30% Wonder Wheel (2017) Storaro's innovative cinematography and dynamic visual flourishes are squandered in the service of Allen's exhausted, predictable peccadilloes.‐ The ARTery
Read More | Posted Dec 7, 2017
93% The Disaster Artist (2017) Franco's very funny movie meticulously re-creates The Room's most famously botched scenes, but shies away from its tortured soul.‐ The ARTery
Read More | Posted Dec 1, 2017
50% Roman J. Israel, Esq. (2017) Gilroy came up with a compelling character and a thematic journey, then didn't bother writing a story in which to frame them. It's like if the Lincoln Lawyer never got out of his car.‐ Spliced Personality
Read More | Posted Nov 27, 2017
40% Justice League (2017) You don't get points for being able to spot the difference between Snyder and Whedon shots, the overwrought, deep-shadowed splash-page compositions contrasted with garishly overlit three-camera sitcom blocking.‐ Spliced Personality
Read More | Posted Nov 20, 2017
93% Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri (2017) It's the damnedest thing, a bitterly cynical picture filled with hope.‐ The ARTery
Read More | Posted Nov 20, 2017
73% Last Flag Flying (2017) These characters love this country enough to question what they fought and bled for, demanding that we in the audience honor their sacrifice by doing the same.‐ The ARTery
Read More | Posted Nov 20, 2017
37% I Love You, Daddy (2017) The icky experience of watching it feels a bit like one of those procedurals where the serial killer is deliberately leaving clues for the cops, trying to get caught.‐ The ARTery
Read More | Posted Nov 14, 2017
99% Lady Bird (2017) As soon as it was over, I wanted to watch it again.‐ The ARTery
Read More | Posted Nov 9, 2017
81% The Square (2017) 152 minutes is an awful lot of this.‐ The ARTery
Read More | Posted Nov 2, 2017
92% Thor: Ragnarok (2017) About as inventive and original as one of these things can probably get away with being, before it has to go back to being the same old s--t.‐ Spliced Personality
Read More | Posted Nov 2, 2017
71% Wonderstruck (2017) A visually rapturous puzzle without very many pieces.‐ Spliced Personality
Read More | Posted Oct 31, 2017
29% Suburbicon (2017) Clooney's directorial career has been a bizarre 15 year reverse spiral during which he's somehow managed to unlearn nearly everything about how to make a movie.‐ The ARTery
Read More | Posted Oct 26, 2017
88% Only the Brave (2017) At every step the movie's a little deeper and more thoughtful than anticipated.‐ Spliced Personality
Read More | Posted Oct 21, 2017
83% Marshall (2017) It's like Beverly Hills Cop or a Lethal Weapon movie, and enjoyable enough to make me hope for a sequel in which Thurgood goes to Kansas.‐ Spliced Personality
Read More | Posted Oct 15, 2017
95% The Florida Project (2017) It may be impossible to overstate just how wonderful Willem Dafoe is in this film.‐ The ARTery
Read More | Posted Oct 12, 2017
93% The Meyerowitz Stories (New and Selected) (2017) There are enough acerbic one-liners for at least two movies, but it's Sandler who supplies the soul. When the zingers land he makes you feel where they hit.‐ The ARTery
Read More | Posted Oct 11, 2017
91% Our Souls at Night (2017) The pleasure is in watching the straightforward, unfussy performances by two seasoned pros who know better than to push too hard.‐ The ARTery
Read More | Posted Oct 11, 2017
90% Gerald's Game (2017) Too full of busywork to ever get around to dramatizing the horror of being trapped, helpless and alone, which I thought was supposed to be the whole point.‐ The ARTery
Read More | Posted Oct 11, 2017
88% First They Killed My Father (2017) The camera seldom strays from what she can see or hear. It's a historical tragedy viewed from four feet off the ground by a character who doesn't quite grasp what's happening.‐ The ARTery
Read More | Posted Oct 11, 2017
41% The Mountain Between Us (2017) Too fussy and dignified to embrace the material's romance novel absurdity.‐ Spliced Personality
Read More | Posted Oct 9, 2017
87% Blade Runner 2049 (2017) A movie for people who miss the voice-over narration. It turns poetry into prose.‐ The ARTery
Read More | Posted Oct 5, 2017
86% Battle of the Sexes (2017) A terrific-looking movie photographed with intelligence and written in crayon.‐ Spliced Personality
Read More | Posted Oct 3, 2017
87% American Made (2017) It's a grand performance of toothy grins, aw-shucks charm and pure movie star magnetism. Barry's so much fun to watch you keep forgetting he's one of the bad guys.‐ The ARTery
Read More | Posted Sep 29, 2017
93% Stronger (2017) Last year's despicable movie star auto-fellatio Patriots Day invented a phony hero to save the day. Stronger reminds us that tragedy and survival are a lot more complicated than a bumper-sticker slogan.‐ New England Movies Weekly
Read More | Posted Sep 26, 2017
51% 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
31% 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
85% 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
9% 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
43% 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
91% Good Time (2017) Crackles with nervous energy and uneasy laughs.‐ The ARTery
Read More | Posted Aug 24, 2017
89% 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
87% 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
49% 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
92% 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
90% 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