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Sean Burns

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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
85% Boy Erased (2018) It's like leafing through a catalog of the most hackneyed shots imaginable.‐ New England Movies Weekly
Read More | Posted Nov 8, 2018
93% Monrovia, Indiana (2018) It's not Wiseman's style to overtly editorialize, but the film's frequent visits to a local cemetery draw a line under what's already obvious: This place is dying.‐ The ARTery
Read More | Posted Nov 2, 2018
61% Suspiria (2018) The movie is logy and feels interminable. ‐ New England Movies Weekly
Read More | Posted Nov 1, 2018
87% Museum (Museo) (2018) A slippery meditation on questions of ownership, heritage and history as plunder. It's also very funny.‐ The ARTery
Read More | Posted Nov 1, 2018
96% Wanda (1971) To watch 'Wanda' today is to be knocked over anew by the film's unsettled emotional terrain, which slips and shifts beneath your feet from scene to scene.‐ The ARTery
Read More | Posted Oct 25, 2018
76% Mid90s (2018) Wispy and underwhelming.‐ The ARTery
Read More | Posted Oct 24, 2018
79% Halloween (2018) It only took them forty years to finally make a decent 'Halloween' sequel.‐ The ARTery
Read More | Posted Oct 19, 2018
90% The Old Man & the Gun (2018) A gentle caper comedy full of wistful, wrinkly smiles and a sweetly elegiac tone.‐ New England Movies Weekly
Read More | Posted Oct 18, 2018
85% The Sisters Brothers (2018) Rosencrantz & Gulidenstern Go West.‐ New England Movies Weekly
Read More | Posted Oct 18, 2018
88% First Man (2018) This dour, unpleasant film wallows in a masochistic self-abnegation similar to the director's 2014 music school psychodrama 'Whiplash,' except banging on astrophysics instead of drums.‐ The ARTery
Read More | Posted Oct 12, 2018
90% A Star Is Born (2018) This is the kind of movie everybody says they don't make anymore.‐ The ARTery
Read More | Posted Oct 4, 2018
54% The Bookshop (2018) A reminder that not every novel needs to be a movie. In fact, most of them probably shouldn't. ‐ New England Movies Weekly
Read More | Posted Sep 28, 2018
97% I Am Not a Witch (2018) One of the year's very best films. A blast of absurdist outrage that's seriously funny until all of the sudden it's not anymore.‐ The ARTery
Read More | Posted Sep 28, 2018
97% Blaze (2018) A richly ambivalent film about artistic expression as its own reward and the bad romance of our most destructive impulses.‐ The ARTery
Read More | Posted Sep 21, 2018
66% The House with a Clock in Its Walls (2018) Funny how it took Eli Roth, of all people, to make the best Robert Zemeckis movie in ages.‐ New England Movies Weekly
Read More | Posted Sep 20, 2018
64% Lizzie (2018) It's a one-note movie and that note is room tone.‐ The ARTery
Read More | Posted Sep 19, 2018
33% The Predator (2018) The movie ultimately gets by on attitude, with Black's brash, wiseacre sensibility brightening up the mandatory franchise maintenance.‐ New England Movies Weekly
Read More | Posted Sep 14, 2018
87% Madeline's Madeline (2018) Fragmented, occasionally frustrating and ultimately ecstatic.‐ The ARTery
Read More | Posted Sep 14, 2018
85% A Simple Favor (2018) Not funny enough to pass as satire yet too snarky to provide any genuine chills, the movie exists in a half-kidding limbo, with none of the performers on the same page. ‐ New England Movies Weekly
Read More | Posted Sep 14, 2018
84% The Wife (2018) A tangy little bit of literary score-settling, taking the piss out of mid-century macho myths of what a Great American Writer was supposed to be. ‐ New England Movies Weekly
Read More | Posted Sep 14, 2018
46% Destination Wedding (2018) The nasty quips and sour asides are suffused with a sunny glow. Ugly-spirited zingers end up tossed aside with wry, rumpled smiles.‐ New England Movies Weekly
Read More | Posted Sep 14, 2018
92% Mandy (2018) The movie isn't just set in 1983, it feels like a memory of something you might have watched that year on late night cable after your parents fell asleep.‐ The ARTery
Read More | Posted Sep 11, 2018
65% A Midsummer Night's Dream (2018) So quick bright things come to confusion. ‐ The ARTery
Read More | Posted Aug 29, 2018
82% Juliet, Naked (2018) Works better than it probably should thanks the canny casting of Hawke, deftly employing the star's generational baggage to portray a scruffy '90s icon gone to seed.‐ New England Movies Weekly
Read More | Posted Aug 24, 2018
92% Support the Girls (2018) It's a curiously muted affair, with the large, artificial setups and phony plot hooks of a conventional studio comedy petering out into the disappointments and anti-climaxes of a mopey indie drama. ‐ The ARTery
Read More | Posted Aug 21, 2018
76% Never Goin' Back (2018) Screamingly funny and unexpectedly quite tender. It's like "Beaches," but with bumps of blow and weed butter.‐ The ARTery
Read More | Posted Aug 21, 2018
86% The Miseducation of Cameron Post (2018) These scenes, in their awkward, exploratory intimacy ring far truer than any portrayals of teenage sexuality I've seen in ages. They feel perfectly natural, despite what Dr. Marsh might say.‐ New England Movies Weekly
Read More | Posted Aug 18, 2018
22% Showgirls (1995) A film so exquisitely made can't possibly be this incompetent, or can it? ‐ The ARTery
Read More | Posted Aug 18, 2018
95% BlacKkKlansman (2018) This summer's most brashly entertaining movie is also the most terrifying film of the year. It leaves your sides aching from laughter and your stomach twisted in knots.‐ The ARTery
Read More | Posted Aug 10, 2018
94% Nico, 1988 (2018) It mostly plays as a gentle human comedy about life on the road with a high-maintenance former legend, like a slowed-down My Favorite Year on smack.‐ The ARTery
Read More | Posted Aug 7, 2018
64% The Outsiders (1983) Watching it again recently I found all of Coppola's cornball flourishes to be rather endearing, even generous. ‐ The ARTery
Read More | Posted Jul 31, 2018
97% Mission: Impossible - Fallout (2018) Breathtaking on the level of execution, if not inspiration. ‐ The ARTery
Read More | Posted Jul 30, 2018
100% On the Seventh Day (En el Séptimo Día) (2018) If the movie accomplishes anything it will at least make everyone who watches it a better tipper.‐ The ARTery
Read More | Posted Jul 26, 2018
93% Sorry to Bother You (2018) The movie misses almost as often as it hits, but when the big swings land they leave a mark. ‐ New England Movies Weekly
Read More | Posted Jul 19, 2018
100% Leave No Trace (2018) It's a sad movie that's somehow full of hope. You leave with your heart aching but not quite broken.‐ New England Movies Weekly
Read More | Posted Jul 19, 2018
77% Don't Worry, He Won't Get Far on Foot (2018) Van Sant shuffles around pages from the inspirational biopic playbook into something a bit trickier and a lot more rewarding.‐ The ARTery
Read More | Posted Jul 19, 2018
88% American Animals (2018) There's something troubling about American Animals, but I think deliberately so. It sticks in your craw.‐ New England Movies Weekly
Read More | Posted Jul 12, 2018
77% The King (2018) A metaphor in search of a movie, it's an incoherent chop suey of big ideas and overfamiliar biography, positioning Elvis as a representation of everything and nothing all at once.‐ The ARTery
Read More | Posted Jul 11, 2018
96% Zama (2018) An absurdist folly pitched somewhere between Joseph Conrad and Samuel Beckett.‐ The ARTery
Read More | Posted Jul 11, 2018
90% Zodiac (2007) It's a movie for masochists, and for the most part enthralling.‐ The ARTery
Read More | Posted Jul 11, 2018
51% Summer of Sam (1999) One of Spike Lee's most dynamic pictures, so electric and overflowing with energy it's damn near exhausting.‐ The ARTery
Read More | Posted Jul 11, 2018
88% Ant-Man and the Wasp (2018) A high-spirited lark of blessedly little consequence.‐ New England Movies Weekly
Read More | Posted Jul 5, 2018
63% Uncle Drew (2018) Probably the most entertaining film ever based on a soft drink commercial.‐ New England Movies Weekly
Read More | Posted Jun 28, 2018
48% Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom (2018) Feels more like one of those off-brand, cheapo sequels from the 1980s than a modern franchise behemoth. This might be the shoddiest-looking $170 million movie I've ever seen.‐ The ARTery
Read More | Posted Jun 22, 2018
67% Streets of Fire (1984) An extravagantly stylized pulp burlesque that is at once an objectively lousy picture and just about the coolest damn thing I've ever seen. ‐ The ARTery
Read More | Posted Jun 22, 2018
99% Won't You Be My Neighbor? (2018) At our particular moment in history the forthright decency of Mister Rogers feels as if it has been beamed in not from our recent past, but from a distant planet altogether. ‐ New England Movies Weekly
Read More | Posted Jun 15, 2018
68% Ocean's 8 (2018) One of those pleasant, Sunday afternoon diversions you leave playing on cable TV in the background while you're doing something else.‐ The ARTery
Read More | Posted Jun 7, 2018
47% How to Talk to Girls at Parties (2018) A big, boisterous jumble of mixed metaphors and dizzy positivity. ‐ The ARTery
Read More | Posted Jun 1, 2018
83% Deadpool 2 (2018) Represents a significant improvement over the original while still not being particularly good.‐ New England Movies Weekly
Read More | Posted May 24, 2018
93% First Reformed (2018) A major work by a cinema giant, urgently reckoning with issues both current and eternal.‐ The ARTery
Read More | Posted May 24, 2018