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Sean Burns

Sean Burns
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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
97% 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
95% 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
94% 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
75% 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
86% 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
73% 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
95% 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
87% Ant-Man and the Wasp (2018) A high-spirited lark of blessedly little consequence.‐ New England Movies Weekly
Read More | Posted Jul 5, 2018
65% 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
51% 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
67% 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
48% 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
94% 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
71% Solo: A Star Wars Story (2018) A breezy summer entertainment that benefits from high spirits and low expectations.‐ The ARTery
Read More | Posted May 23, 2018
74% Bad Lieutenant (1992) It's a movie of wall-to-wall depravity and profound spiritual longing, at once one of the dirtiest and most deeply religious pictures I've ever seen.‐ The ARTery
Read More | Posted May 17, 2018
83% Avengers: Infinity War (2018) Shockingly short on memorable images, with most scenes composed in the banal shot-reverse-shot coverage familiar from episodic television.‐ Spliced Personality
Read More | Posted May 17, 2018
86% Grace Jones: Bloodlight and Bami (2018) It's a prismatic portrait, albeit an occasionally confusing one. Some of the footage feels revelatory and some of it just seems random. ‐ The ARTery
Read More | Posted Apr 19, 2018
95% A Quiet Place (2018) Yet I couldn't help thinking that if he really loved his family so much he would've pulled out. ‐ Spliced Personality
Read More | Posted Apr 13, 2018
87% You Were Never Really Here (2018) It's like a Charles Bronson movie directed by Alain Resnais.‐ The ARTery
Read More | Posted Apr 12, 2018
73% Ready Player One (2018) This is fanboy fellatio and I found it all almost unbearably depressing.‐ The ARTery
Read More | Posted Mar 29, 2018
89% Isle of Dogs (2018) While I do believe that all the kitano drums, haikus, sumo wrestlers and Akira Kurosawa homages in fall on the side of cultural appreciation rather than appropriation, some of Anderson's flourishes still feel a bit ill-considered.‐ The ARTery
Read More | Posted Mar 29, 2018
80% Unsane (2018) A deliciously nasty little thriller with a ragged, low-budget edge.‐ The ARTery
Read More | Posted Mar 29, 2018
49% Tomb Raider (2018) A film almost entirely devoid of personality.‐ Spliced Personality
Read More | Posted Mar 21, 2018
63% Strange Days (1995) The movie went off like a landmine in Lincoln Center, traumatizing upscale audiences with its pulp semiotics and Bigelow's blunt-force filmmaking.‐ The ARTery
Read More | Posted Mar 17, 2018
50% Demonlover (2003) Assayas sometimes seems to make movies just to indulge his fetishes, which I suppose is a big reason why people become filmmakers in the first place. ‐ The ARTery
Read More | Posted Mar 17, 2018
73% Existenz (1999) This is a David Cronenberg movie, so everything looks vaguely like a vagina.‐ The ARTery
Read More | Posted Mar 17, 2018
40% A Wrinkle in Time (2018) I really hated watching this movie, and by that I mean I hated the physical act of looking at it and trying to follow the visual information as presented onscreen.‐ Spliced Personality
Read More | Posted Mar 17, 2018
47% Red Sparrow (2018) Straight-faced and seriously silly, this is by no means a great film -nor even a very good one- but it's got a nifty, nasty kick to it. ‐ Spliced Personality
Read More | Posted Mar 17, 2018
18% Death Wish (2018) "You'd think such a morally repugnant gun-nut masturbation fantasy would at least be worth getting worked up about, but the movie's so lugubrious and wheezy it's almost pitiable."‐ New England Movies Weekly
Read More | Posted Mar 3, 2018
88% Annihilation (2018) I'm not exactly sure what to make of this movie but I can't seem to shake it.‐ Spliced Personality
Read More | Posted Feb 27, 2018
94% A Fantastic Woman (Una mujer fantástica) (2018) Compelling on a human level but dramatically monotonous. There aren't exactly a lot of surprises here.‐ The ARTery
Read More | Posted Feb 24, 2018
80% The Party (2018) Mordantly funny and mercifully brief. It's a pleasure to watch these performers ping-ponging off one another.‐ The ARTery
Read More | Posted Feb 24, 2018
97% Black Panther (2018) Jordan *hurts* in this movie. He aches in a way our bullet-proof, melancholy Prince could never begin to understand, lashing out at the very fantasy this comic book movie represents. This wonderfully messy film is actually angry at itself.‐ Spliced Personality
Read More | Posted Feb 19, 2018
98% BPM (Beats Per Minute) (120 battements par minute) (2017) A pungent piece of social history, chronicling the early days of the ACT UP movement in Paris with bawdy humor, bottomless compassion and a rebel yell.‐ The ARTery
Read More | Posted Feb 2, 2018
75% Mom and Dad (2018) Mom Snd Dad really isn't much of a movie but it's a terrific delivery system for a bonkers Cage performance.‐ Spliced Personality
Read More | Posted Jan 18, 2018
93% Thelma (2017) It's an expertly effective genre exercise that only occasionally feels like an exercise. A lot of the time it feels like an exorcism.‐ The ARTery
Read More | Posted Jan 18, 2018
91% Phantom Thread (2018) This is a fiendishly funny movie, one that follows its own internal logic to a conclusion that makes perfect sense while being entirely mad. I laughed myself sick.‐ The ARTery
Read More | Posted Jan 12, 2018
86% The Shining (1980) It is a film that feels tantalizingly incomplete, missing just a few crucial pieces that you feel certain you're bound to catch the next time around. ‐ The ARTery
Read More | Posted Jan 11, 2018
87% The Post (2018) It's breathless, a little goofy and an altogether grand old time at the movies.‐ The ARTery
Read More | Posted Jan 4, 2018
94% The Breadwinner (2017) A dance between exhilarating escapades and unthinkable brutality, which though largely confined to offscreen spaces nonetheless lurks over the movie like a dark cloud. ‐ New England Movies Weekly
Read More | Posted Dec 28, 2017
77% All the Money in the World (2017) There are a few days left before the movie opens, so maybe Ridley still has time to replace Wahlberg with Clive Owen, Michael Fassbender or anyone who might make sense in the role.‐ The ARTery
Read More | Posted Dec 22, 2017