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Sean P. Means

Sean P. Means
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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
3/4 90% Only the Brave (2017) The spirit of the Granite Mountain Hotshots lives on in Only the Brave, a drama that captures the group's camaraderie, self-sacrifice and unspoken heroism.‐ Salt Lake Tribune
Read More | Posted Oct 19, 2017
1.5/4 9% The Snowman (2017) Alfredson delights in showing ways people's noggins become detached from their bodies, but the queasy unsettling feeling those scenes produce mostly just serves to keep the viewer from falling asleep.‐ Salt Lake Tribune
Read More | Posted Oct 19, 2017
3.5/4 57% Breathe (2017) Serkis delivers more than the usual struggling-through-adversity drama. With Breathe, he has given us a romance that isn't reliant on first glances and big moments, but on the daily care and tenderness that bolster an enduring passion.‐ Salt Lake Tribune
Read More | Posted Oct 19, 2017
3.5/4 95% Human Flow (2017) Chinese artist Ai Weiwei's documentary Human Flow captures the plight of millions of refugees around the world -- and does so with images that are by turns disturbing and luminous.‐ Salt Lake Tribune
Read More | Posted Oct 19, 2017
4/4 97% The Florida Project (2017) The Florida Project is a poetic mass of contradictions, a delicately graceful and harrowingly gritty drama that presents an innocent child's-eye view of a troubled adult world, a place of heartbreak and poverty in the shadow of the Magic Kingdom.‐ Salt Lake Tribune
Read More | Posted Oct 19, 2017
3/4 69% Marie Curie: The Courage of Knowledge (2017) Equal parts straightforward history lesson and expressionist art film, the biographical drama Marie Curie: The Courage of Knowledge is an absorbing and intimate look at the famous scientist's life.‐ Salt Lake Tribune
Read More | Posted Oct 19, 2017
3.5/4 87% Professor Marston & The Wonder Women (2017) Evans gives a dynamic performance as the crusading Marston, and Heathcote is endearing as the smart but slightly naive student drawn into this unusual romance. But the linchpin is Hall's flinty, full-blooded performance as Elizabeth.‐ Salt Lake Tribune
Read More | Posted Oct 12, 2017
3.5/4 82% Marshall (2017) Like any good courtroom thriller, Marshall leaves plenty of room for dynamic performances, and the cast comes through effectively.‐ Salt Lake Tribune
Read More | Posted Oct 12, 2017
3.5/4 98% Lucky (2017) All these moments are held together by Stanton, who gets to have the final word on his career. The opening credits read "Harry Dean Stanton is Lucky," and it's clear throughout the film that he was, and so were we.‐ Salt Lake Tribune
Read More | Posted Oct 12, 2017
3.5/4 97% Columbus (2017) ... a tender, beautiful gem that should not be overlooked.‐ Salt Lake Tribune
Read More | Posted Oct 12, 2017
2.5/4 40% So B. It (2017) ... shifts unsteadily from preposterous to heartbreaking without feeling authentic at any moment.‐ Salt Lake Tribune
Read More | Posted Oct 12, 2017
3.5/4 91% Marjorie Prime (2017) Almereyda doesn't stray far from the story's stage roots, so the emphasis is on dialogue and performance. The discussions are smart, sharp and insightful, raising important questions.‐ Salt Lake Tribune
Read More | Posted Oct 5, 2017
3/4 43% The Mountain Between Us (2017) The romantic drama "The Mountain Between Us" shows what great talent can do to so-so material, as two powerful actors and a thoughtful director give weight to the sort of overwrought melodrama that otherwise would have landed on cable TV.‐ Salt Lake Tribune
Read More | Posted Oct 5, 2017
2.5/4 25% The Stray (2017) A family's love for their pet pooch is reciprocated mightily in writer-director Mitch Davis' The Stray, a movie with a gentle spirit and tone shifts that go all over the place.‐ Salt Lake Tribune
Read More | Posted Oct 5, 2017
3/4 44% My Little Pony: The Movie (2017) My Little Pony: The Movie is a candy-colored chunk of pure escapism that outshines the cynicism one might feel for a franchise run by a toy company.‐ Salt Lake Tribune
Read More | Posted Oct 5, 2017
3/4 67% Victoria & Abdul (2017) What anchors Victoria & Abdul is Dench's performance, as she channels the many character traits -- dignity, whimsy, impertinence and crushing solitude -- that made Victoria the monarch she was.‐ Salt Lake Tribune
Read More | Posted Oct 5, 2017
3.5/4 88% Blade Runner 2049 (2017) Fans of Ridley Scott's landmark 1982 dystopian noir drama Blade Runner will be thrilled to find that director Denis Villeneuve has soaked his follow-up, Blade Runner 2049, in as much grime-and-neon atmosphere as the original.‐ Salt Lake Tribune
Read More | Posted Oct 5, 2017
4/4 84% Battle of the Sexes (2017) The joyous movie Battle of the Sexes covers every inch of the court -- as an inspirational sports drama, as a riotous comedy, as a tender romance and as an insightful biography of King and her pivotal role in the fight for women's equality.‐ Salt Lake Tribune
Read More | Posted Sep 28, 2017
2.5/4 87% American Made (2017) American Made feels way too sprightly, too jokey, for a movie about a guy who -- despite his rationalizations -- was a well-paid drug mule.‐ Salt Lake Tribune
Read More | Posted Sep 28, 2017
3.5/4 70% The Unknown Girl (La fille inconnue) (2017) Buoyed by a quietly intense performance by Haenel, The Unknown Girl delivers a clear-eyed and gut-wrenching look inside the lives of Europe's downtrodden, whose problems are bigger than one well-meaning doctor can fix.‐ Salt Lake Tribune
Read More | Posted Sep 28, 2017
2/4 48% Year by the Sea (2017) The characters in the self-discovery melodrama Year by the Sea are in danger of drowning -- not in the cold North Atlantic waters, but in the tidal wave of maritime metaphors unleashed by the script.‐ Salt Lake Tribune
Read More | Posted Sep 28, 2017
3.5/4 91% Our Souls at Night (2017) Batra lets the well-worked chemistry Redford and Fonda share do the heavy lifting... they still bring out in each other a warmth and an easygoing manner, as if they've always been and always will be like this.‐ Salt Lake Tribune
Read More | Posted Sep 28, 2017
2/4 31% Rebel in the Rye (2017) Strong squanders a talented cast -- including Sarah Paulson as Salinger's literary agent -- and solid performances by Hoult and Spacey. In spite of the title, and the spirit of Holden Caulfield, there's little that's rebellious in Rebel in the Rye.‐ Salt Lake Tribune
Read More | Posted Sep 21, 2017
2.5/4 81% Brad's Status (2017) Stories like this, where the semi-prosperous white male laments that things aren't better in his life, are refuges of privilege, pity parties for characters who "have enough."‐ Salt Lake Tribune
Read More | Posted Sep 21, 2017
3.5/4 96% Stronger (2017) As good as Gyllenhaal is, Maslany is the foundation of Stronger... she channels Erin's swallowed pain and guilt -- the notion that Jeff wouldn't have been there that day if not for her -- in a performance that's pure fire.‐ Salt Lake Tribune
Read More | Posted Sep 21, 2017
3.5/4 53% The Lego Ninjago Movie (2017) The brick-based franchise's third outing, The LEGO Ninjago Movie, mixes Hong Kong-style martial arts and Japanese kaiju monster traditions into a smartly funny adventure that will have kids and adults laughing in equal measure.‐ Salt Lake Tribune
Read More | Posted Sep 21, 2017
2/4 50% Kingsman: The Golden Circle (2017) Director Matthew Vaughn and writing partner Jane Goldman return with a sequel that tries desperately to rebottle the wow factor that made the first Kingsman so bubbly. They fail utterly.‐ Salt Lake Tribune
Read More | Posted Sep 21, 2017
3/4 33% American Assassin (2017) What makes American Assassin worth the trouble is the triad of actors at the story's core.‐ Salt Lake Tribune
Read More | Posted Sep 14, 2017
3.5/4 94% Endless Poetry (Poesía Sin Fin) (2017) In its mix of the absurd and the beautiful, Endless Poetry puts into images the sweeping emotions of Jodorowsky's big, beating heart.‐ Salt Lake Tribune
Read More | Posted Sep 14, 2017
3.5/4 69% mother! (2017) This is not your Friday night, popcorn-and-Red Vines kind of movie, but easily the most divisive film a major Hollywood studio has released in decades.‐ Salt Lake Tribune
Read More | Posted Sep 14, 2017
2.5/4 72% Viceroy's House (2017) The need to cram historical information, a conspiracy theory involving Jinnah and Winston Churchill, nefarious doings... and the perfunctory romantic subplot leaves no room for the drama to breathe.‐ Salt Lake Tribune
Read More | Posted Sep 14, 2017
3.5/4 85% The Trip to Spain (2017) Coogan, Brydon and Winterbottom have created their own male-bonding version of Richard Linklater's Before Sunrise trilogy -- following a friendship and its ups and downs over the years... enjoy it while it lasts.‐ Salt Lake Tribune
Read More | Posted Sep 7, 2017
1/4 63% Man in Red Bandana (2017) Weiss, unfortunately, missed the film-school class where they teach fledgling documentarians not to overuse footage of the events of 9/11.‐ Salt Lake Tribune
Read More | Posted Sep 7, 2017
3.5/4 96% Menashe (2017) Certainly Weinstein captures the complex culture of this ultra-Orthodox community... That sense of a community, and how an oddball like Menashe learns to live within it, is what makes Menashe so fascinating and universal.‐ Salt Lake Tribune
Read More | Posted Sep 7, 2017
3/4 85% It (2017) Since the adult characters are nearly as inconsequential as the grown-ups in Peanuts, the movie rises and falls on the strength of its young ensemble. The seven are consistently good, with solid chemistry and a natural way with sarcastic banter.‐ Salt Lake Tribune
Read More | Posted Sep 6, 2017
3.5/4 85% Lost in Paris (Paris pieds nus) (2017) Brimming with invention and whimsy, Lost in Paris is a fun, feather-light comedy of missed connections and mistaken identity that showcases its director-stars, Fiona Gordon and Dominique Abel.‐ Salt Lake Tribune
Read More | Posted Aug 31, 2017
2.5/4 30% I Do... Until I Don't (2017) The other day, I got a mosquito bite on my left hand, just under my wedding ring, and it wasn't half as irritating as the first 20 minutes of the marital ensemble comedy I Do ... Until I Don't.‐ Salt Lake Tribune
Read More | Posted Aug 31, 2017
4/4 96% Close Encounters of the Third Kind (1977) Spielberg's wondrous movie has remained its own thing, which is something of a miracle.‐ Salt Lake Tribune
Read More | Posted Aug 31, 2017
3/4 100% Dolores (2017) What's most touching in Dolores is the discussion of how Huerta's work took her away from her children, and how both mother and children have reconciled that over the years. That element shows Huerta as more than the sum of her historic moments.‐ Salt Lake Tribune
Read More | Posted Aug 28, 2017
1.5/4 34% The Only Living Boy in New York (2017) Is there an indie cliché more grating than the callow young Manhattan know-it-all?‐ Salt Lake Tribune
Read More | Posted Aug 24, 2017
3.5/4 99% Whose Streets? (2017) Folayan lets her subjects display their outrage, their determination and their hope that things may ultimately get better. The results in Whose Streets? are raw and rough, but they're also vital and compelling.‐ Salt Lake Tribune
Read More | Posted Aug 24, 2017
3.5/4 89% Good Time (2017) You have to go back into the vaults -- maybe as far back as Dog Day Afternoon -- to find a movie about a New York bank robber more intense than Benny and Josh Safdie's ironically titled drama Good Time.‐ Salt Lake Tribune
Read More | Posted Aug 24, 2017
4/4 87% Wind River (2017) With Wind River, screenwriter and now director Taylor Sheridan completes a trifecta of deeply layered, character-driven neo-Western crime dramas, and one that tops the other two.‐ Salt Lake Tribune
Read More | Posted Aug 18, 2017
3.5/4 93% Logan Lucky (2017) Director Steven Soderbergh is back and firing on all cylinders in Logan Lucky, a Southern-fried heist comedy that is, like its main characters, smarter than it lets on.‐ Salt Lake Tribune
Read More | Posted Aug 18, 2017
3/4 38% The Hitman's Bodyguard (2017) The "we aren't partners, and we aren't friends" strain of buddy-action movie seldom gets played with as much gusto and knowing humor as in The Hitman's Bodyguard, a movie that fires off bullets, jokes and F-bombs with equal frequency.‐ Salt Lake Tribune
Read More | Posted Aug 18, 2017
2.5/4 10% The Nut Job 2: Nutty by Nature (2017) It certainly doesn't compete in Pixar's league, as animation goes -- but it doesn't drop to the depths of those creepy little emoji, either.‐ Salt Lake Tribune
Read More | Posted Aug 10, 2017
3.5/4 76% 13 Minutes (Elser) (2017) Authoritarianism, and the silence that permits it, pops up from time to time in history, and 13 Minutes is a timely look at the heroism it takes to break that silence.‐ Salt Lake Tribune
Read More | Posted Aug 10, 2017
2.5/4 69% Annabelle: Creation (2017) It's worth seeing Annabelle: Creation in a theater, just to hear the ways Sandberg plays the audience like a calliope.‐ Salt Lake Tribune
Read More | Posted Aug 10, 2017
3/4 49% The Glass Castle (2017) As soap operas go, it's a well-realized one, thanks to a strong cast.‐ Salt Lake Tribune
Read More | Posted Aug 10, 2017
99% City of Ghosts (2017) Heroes get their moment in Matthew Heineman's absorbing documentary.‐ Salt Lake Tribune
Read More | Posted Aug 3, 2017