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Sean Burns

Sean Burns
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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
93% 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
82% 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
45% 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
88% 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
51% 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
91% 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
79% 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
17% 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
94% 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
86% 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
44% 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
23% 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
88% 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
71% 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
71% 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
79% 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
80% 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
98% Columbus (2017) Sometimes all the frames within frames can get a little fussy for my tastes, but there's a real, repressed power to these performances.‐ 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
58% Small Crimes (2017) The perfect movie to premiere on Netflix, not quite distinguished enough to warrant a trip to the multiplex but ideal couch company on a rainy afternoon. Such modest virtues should not be underestimated.‐ The ARTery
Read More | Posted May 5, 2017
17% The Circle (2017) The plotting takes bizarre detours into the realm of science-fiction, but Ponsoldt insists on shooting it with the granola aesthetic of a Sundance also-ran about a family farm. He's an astonishingly wrong choice for this material.‐ New England Movies Weekly
Read More | Posted May 5, 2017
No Score Yet Cassette: A Documentary Mixtape (2016) What emerges is a not uninteresting notion of the hissy format democratizing music culture, allowing fans to actively program their own albums instead of passively accepting whatever the record company provided.‐ Spliced Personality
Read More | Posted May 5, 2017
78% The Hero (2017) Haley strains too hard for profundity at times, but Elliott's pitch-perfect performance is one for the books‐ Spliced Personality
Read More | Posted May 5, 2017
92% Abacus: Small Enough to Jail (2017) James has always been a filmmaker fascinated by community, and Abacus doubles as an engrossing glimpse inside cloistered Chinatown customs and an immigrant population looking out for one another because it's infuriatingly obvious that nobody else will.‐ Spliced Personality
Read More | Posted May 5, 2017
100% Sylvio (2017) Sylvio has stray moments of beauty that border on the sublime. There's a yearning to the hairy guy's amazingly uneventful puppet shows, a dream of sophistication that transcends his animal brutishness.‐ Spliced Personality
Read More | Posted May 5, 2017
82% Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 (2017) More of the same feels like less.‐ Spliced Personality
Read More | Posted May 5, 2017
95% Tramps (2016) There's a sense of generosity flowing through Adam Leon's films that reminds me of the best Jonathan Demme movies. The kindness is restorative.‐ Spliced Personality
Read More | Posted Apr 25, 2017
85% My Entire High School Sinking Into the Sea (2017) There's something inherently hilarious about shoving bratty Jason Schwartzman into Gene Hackman's role from The Poseidon Adventure.‐ Spliced Personality
Read More | Posted Apr 24, 2017
67% Free Fire (2017) A lot of people we don't like skulking in pain around an ugly location while getting shot at from every direction and swearing badly.‐ Spliced Personality
Read More | Posted Apr 22, 2017