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Sean Burns

Sean Burns
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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
88% 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
66% 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
78% Colossal (2017) The ending is both unexpected and exactly right, with a last line that's priceless and a reaction shot from Hathaway that's even better.‐ Spliced Personality
Read More | Posted Apr 21, 2017
66% The Fate of the Furious (2017) How does anyone watch "Fury Road" and then not let Charlize Theron drive?‐ New England Movies Weekly
Read More | Posted Apr 15, 2017
39% Aftermath (2017) Schwarzenegger these days seems to be quite purposefully reconsidering his career and revising his screen persona. He's an Eastwood in search of his Unforgiven. Aftermath ain't it.‐ Spliced Personality
Read More | Posted Apr 9, 2017
28% Salt and Fire (2017) The final reels are so compelling it's almost worth sitting through everything that came before. Almost.‐ Spliced Personality
Read More | Posted Apr 8, 2017
30% The Assignment (2017) It will never be confused with one of this filmmaker's finest, but if you can get on the movie's bonkers, pulpy wavelength it's kind of a hoot.‐ Spliced Personality
Read More | Posted Apr 6, 2017
94% After the Storm (Umi yori mo mada fukaku) (2017) Kore-eda films aren't sexy or controversial, but in their small, observational ways offer unexpectedly complete emotional journeys. When they're over, you feel like you've been somewhere.‐ The ARTery
Read More | Posted Apr 5, 2017
45% Song to Song (2017) Pro Tip: If you have Emmanuel Lubezki shooting your belly button lint, it's gonna look like pretty great belly button lint.‐ Spliced Personality
Read More | Posted Apr 2, 2017
46% Ghost in the Shell (2017) As far as dumb action movies go this is a great-looking one, but it should have been so much more.‐ New England Movies Weekly
Read More | Posted Mar 31, 2017
73% The Blackcoat's Daughter (February) (2017) Pointedly lacking jump-scares and jolts, the movie is instead something to stew in, its dark magic working your nerves while denying the catharsis of a good scream.‐ Spliced Personality
Read More | Posted Mar 30, 2017
80% Personal Shopper (2017) In synopsis it's a ghost story about grief and acceptance, but on a more visceral, cinematic level this is really a movie about looking at her.‐ Spliced Personality
Read More | Posted Mar 29, 2017
78% T2 Trainspotting (2017) I doubt the film will work nearly as well for anyone who didn't have a poster of these guys hanging on their dorm room wall, but when it hits it leaves a mark.‐ The ARTery
Read More | Posted Mar 23, 2017
91% The Departed (2006) The definitive Boston Irish mob movie of our era was made by an Italian from Queens.‐ Metro
Read More | Posted Mar 16, 2017
37% Brimstone (2017) Ostentatiously unpleasant, mired in a grim solemnity nowhere near as intelligent nor enlightening as the film seems to think it is.‐ Spliced Personality
Read More | Posted Mar 14, 2017
77% Kong: Skull Island (2017) There's a word for what's missing: direction.‐ Spliced Personality
Read More | Posted Mar 10, 2017
92% Donald Cried (2017) A gaspingly funny, squirm-inducing comedy of embarrassment.‐ Spliced Personality
Read More | Posted Mar 9, 2017
84% The Lure (C√≥rki dancingu) (2017) A movie of dazzling, garish colors that bops to an electric New Wave beat.‐ The ARTery
Read More | Posted Mar 9, 2017
98% E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial (1982) What makes the movie a masterpiece is the intensely visceral way in which Spielberg conveys these children feeling adult emotions for the first time. ‐ Metro
Read More | Posted Mar 9, 2017
73% Catfight (2017) This crude, bluntly effective movie is supposed to be a satirical exaggeration, but the anxiety it depicts feels very real right now. ‐ Spliced Personality
Read More | Posted Mar 6, 2017
92% Logan (2017) The morose nihilism and all-around joylessness come to stink of adolescent posturing. This "comic book movie for adults" feels like one of the genre's most juvenile entries.‐ Spliced Personality
Read More | Posted Mar 4, 2017
74% Eyes Wide Shut (1999) A delicious, deadpan farce about the fragile masculine ego. ‐ Metro
Read More | Posted Mar 2, 2017
99% Get Out (2017) The big joke --and it's one that draws blood-- is that we spend half the movie wondering if something sinister's going on or if these folks just don't have any idea how to behave around brown people.‐ Spliced Personality
Read More | Posted Mar 1, 2017
35% The Great Wall (2017) A splashy, old-fashioned monster movie stupid enough to amuse audiences from any culture that enjoys watching folks fight giant lizards.‐ Spliced Personality
Read More | Posted Mar 1, 2017
88% 20th Century Women (2017) Clean-shaven Billy Crudup comes off like a creep, but give him a big floppy '70s moustache and the guy's a movie star.‐ Spliced Personality
Read More | Posted Feb 25, 2017
100% Bright Lights: Starring Carrie Fisher and Debbie Reynolds (2017) A very good film that I would have much preferred to watch either three months ago or three months from now. ‐ Spliced Personality
Read More | Posted Feb 25, 2017
9% Fifty Shades Darker (2017) There's an awful lot of missionary position in this movie, the plentiful sex scenes directed as if all involved just want to get it overwith already. ‐ Spliced Personality
Read More | Posted Feb 23, 2017
92% Toni Erdmann (2016) Ade favors unobtrusive camerawork and doesn't punch up the jokes with excessive cutting or music cues, leaving the audience to find our own bearings in awkward social situations.‐ The ARTery
Read More | Posted Feb 23, 2017
90% John Wick: Chapter 2 (2017) Look at it like a dance movie and you'll find choreography that puts recent musicals to shame. La La Land can suck it.‐ Spliced Personality
Read More | Posted Feb 15, 2017
25% The Comedian (2017) A curiously likable misfire, lumbering back and forth between a gritty, downbeat seventies character study and a slick, eighties-style showbiz comeback comedy.‐ Spliced Personality
Read More | Posted Feb 13, 2017
89% Ms. 45 (2013) Ferrara's movies have a way of being morally serious despite their sometimes silly genre trappings, and Ms. 45 provides a feast for feminist studies.‐ Metro
Read More | Posted Feb 13, 2017
92% A Ghost Story (2017) It's just the damnedest thing I've seen in some time. Weird, haunting, absurd, devastating and occasionally hilarious.‐ Spliced Personality
Read More | Posted Feb 13, 2017
100% Last Men in Aleppo (2017) The most immersive and emotional experience I had at Sundance this year, it brings a faraway crisis up close and personal.‐ Spliced Personality
Read More | Posted Feb 12, 2017
67% Golden Exits (2017) An uncanny homage to one of those late-period Woody movies where he just filmed the first draft.‐ Spliced Personality
Read More | Posted Feb 12, 2017
83% Marjorie Prime (2016) Another slippery, soulful mind-bender from an iconoclastic filmmaker getting better with age. It's a small-scaled movie with cosmic concerns.‐ Spliced Personality
Read More | Posted Feb 12, 2017
100% 78/52 (2017) A sprightly and informative breakdown marred by only a couple of questionable aesthetic decisions and a regrettably dude-heavy panel of talking heads.‐ Spliced Personality
Read More | Posted Feb 12, 2017
40% Wilson (2017) These are a couple of wild, rubber-faced performances in a movie that has no idea what to do with them.‐ Spliced Personality
Read More | Posted Feb 12, 2017
80% To the Bone (2017) Despite fine intentions it feels like a pilot for a promising Showtime series that still isn't ready for prime time.‐ Spliced Personality
Read More | Posted Feb 12, 2017
83% Wind River (2017) The solid craftsmanship and old-fashioned storytelling fell right into my wheelhouse. I liked it as much as your dad probably will.‐ Spliced Personality
Read More | Posted Feb 12, 2017
43% The Discovery (2017) The kind of high-minded, star-studded belly flop one usually only finds at film festivals. And I guess now also on Netflix.‐ Spliced Personality
Read More | Posted Feb 12, 2017
97% The Big Sick (2017) This isn't a *bad* movie per se, but it is an extremely frustrating one that left me longing for the days when rom-coms weren't structured like The Return Of The King.‐ Spliced Personality
Read More | Posted Feb 12, 2017
76% Landline (2017) The movie meanders in a manner I found quite pleasing, willing to follow the characters through interactions at work or at home without imposing big thematic burdens on everything. ‐ Spliced Personality
Read More | Posted Feb 12, 2017
90% I don't feel at home in this world anymore. (2017) A smug and stupidly violent Coen brothers knock-off that will have you once again wondering who picks Lynskey's scripts.‐ Spliced Personality
Read More | Posted Feb 12, 2017
100% Tower (2016) An oral history as a visual poem, director Keith Maitland's Tower attains the woozy, time-standing-still sensation of trauma as it happens. ‐ Metro
Read More | Posted Feb 12, 2017
95% Paterson (2016) This is a rare, gentle movie. I don't think we'll see the likes of it again anytime soon.‐ The ARTery
Read More | Posted Feb 12, 2017
85% Silence (2017) A stark distillation of the themes Scorsese has been wrestling with on movie screens for over 40 years.‐ The ARTery
Read More | Posted Jan 4, 2017
31% Passengers (2016) The last what-the-&#$%-were-they-thinking debacle to be released in a year that's been lousy with them. ‐ Spliced Personality
Read More | Posted Dec 21, 2016
80% Patriots Day (2017) Everyone involved in this movie should be ashamed of themselves.‐ New England Movies Weekly
Read More | Posted Dec 19, 2016
93% La La Land (2016) This year's The Artist. So basically it's a superhero movie for middlebrows.‐ Spliced Personality
Read More | Posted Dec 18, 2016
85% Rogue One: A Star Wars Story (2016) It's a giant universe out there, but in these movies it just keeps getting smaller.‐ Spliced Personality
Read More | Posted Dec 17, 2016