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Sean P. Means

Sean P. Means
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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
2.5/4 51% Song to Song (2017) Malick seems to be straining to make grand statements about love and life and creation -- but the results are a maddening, disappointing assembly of disjointed moments and ponderous voice-overs.‐ Salt Lake Tribune
Read More | Posted Mar 23, 2017
2/4 44% Wilson (2017) Alas, Wilson winds up being as unlovable and irritating as its main character.‐ Salt Lake Tribune
Read More | Posted Mar 23, 2017
3/4 63% Life (2017) The six main performers -- particularly Ferguson and Gyllenhaal -- give Life the added boost a science-fiction horror tale like this needs to keep it in orbit.‐ Salt Lake Tribune
Read More | Posted Mar 23, 2017
2.5/4 74% The Sense Of An Ending (2017) Broadbent gives The Sense of an Ending the depth Batra aims to extract from Barnes' book. But the meandering stroll through Tony's timelines and recollections probably works better on the page than on the screen.‐ Salt Lake Tribune
Read More | Posted Mar 17, 2017
3/4 100% My Life as a Zucchini (Ma vie de courgette) (2017) Tough issues are not dismissed, but handled with delicacy and honesty.‐ Salt Lake Tribune
Read More | Posted Mar 17, 2017
3/4 83% The Lure (Córki dancingu) (2017) The Lure is a bit of a mess, both narratively and in terms of gruesome gore. But it's a supremely sexy, and exceedingly watchable, fish tale that's different from everything else on the menu.‐ Salt Lake Tribune
Read More | Posted Mar 17, 2017
4/4 96% Daughters of the Dust (1991) Daughters of the Dust captures with precision and great beauty a point in history, the transition of African Americans from rural to urban at the turn of the last century.‐ Salt Lake Tribune
Read More | Posted Mar 17, 2017
3/4 70% Beauty and the Beast (2017) What makes this Beauty and the Beast worth watching is to see Emma Watson, miles beyond her Hermione Granger years, blossom as a mature leading lady.‐ Salt Lake Tribune
Read More | Posted Mar 17, 2017
3.5/4 90% Walking Out (2017) The bonds between father and son are tested to the breaking point in Walking Out, a nail-biter of a survival drama.‐ Salt Lake Tribune
Read More | Posted Mar 13, 2017
3/4 96% Neruda (2016) Neruda isn't filled with the writer's poetic words... But its focus on the man who made that poetry is strong, sharp and insightful.‐ Salt Lake Tribune
Read More | Posted Mar 10, 2017
3/4 96% Kedi (2017) There is more than meets the eye in Kedi, a soulful documentary that follows the wanderings of stray cats in Istanbul, Turkey -- and ends up saying something profound about the symbiosis between humans and animals.‐ Salt Lake Tribune
Read More | Posted Mar 10, 2017
3/4 82% A United Kingdom (2017) A warm, welcoming story of love crossing all borders.‐ Salt Lake Tribune
Read More | Posted Mar 2, 2017
3/4 67% Before I Fall (2017) It's a solid performance, better than teen-genre movies like this one usually get, and Deutch makes Before I Fall a watchable drama for teens of any age.‐ Salt Lake Tribune
Read More | Posted Mar 2, 2017
2/4 21% The Shack (2017) The Shack is a simplistic, schlocky Sunday school lesson that will likely be appreciated only by those who already believe it. The choir will enjoy the preaching, even if it falls on deaf ears with everyone else.‐ Salt Lake Tribune
Read More | Posted Mar 2, 2017
3/4 No Score Yet Tim Timmerman, Hope Of America (2017) Tim Timmerman: Hope of America would be hopeless without Perino and Maidhof. He's got a raffish charm, she's delightful as an ingenue, and their chemistry together sparkles.‐ Salt Lake Tribune
Read More | Posted Mar 2, 2017
3/4 19% Table 19 (2017) Kendrick's impeccable comedy chops and plucky charm carry the day, raising Table 19 to the level of an unassumingly pleasant comedy.‐ Salt Lake Tribune
Read More | Posted Mar 2, 2017
4/4 96% Spotlight (2015) The other great thing about Spotlight is that it never shouts out its message. McCarthy employs the secret every good reporter knows: Let the facts speak for themselves, and they will make your story worth the audience's time.‐ Salt Lake Tribune
Read More | Posted Feb 26, 2017
2/4 10% Bitter Harvest (2017) The script shoehorns the tragedy of the Ukrainians' plight with awkward action scenes and swoony romantic moments.‐ Salt Lake Tribune
Read More | Posted Feb 23, 2017
3.5/4 94% The Red Turtle (La tortue rouge) (2017) As this gently powerful story proceeds through the cycle of life, one would have to have a heart harder than a turtle shell not to be moved.‐ Salt Lake Tribune
Read More | Posted Feb 23, 2017
3.5/4 97% The Salesman (Forushande) (2017) Moving and tense.‐ Salt Lake Tribune
Read More | Posted Feb 16, 2017
4/4 92% Toni Erdmann (2016) A wildly hilarious, crazily off-kilter and touchingly honest story of a father-daughter relationship that's both modern and timeless.‐ Salt Lake Tribune
Read More | Posted Feb 16, 2017
2/4 40% A Cure For Wellness (2017) Overdoses on its hallucinatory visuals and puts the viewer to sleep.‐ Salt Lake Tribune
Read More | Posted Feb 16, 2017
3.5/4 96% Paterson (2016) Jarmusch shows us something seldom captured on film: the act of creativity, as a spark of an idea is nurtured and revised, through brain power and hard work, into something beautiful.‐ Salt Lake Tribune
Read More | Posted Feb 10, 2017
3.5/4 98% I Am Not Your Negro (2017) A powerful documentary that reframes the words of James Baldwin, one of the great intellectuals of the civil-rights era, for a new generation.‐ Salt Lake Tribune
Read More | Posted Feb 10, 2017
1.5/4 42% Gold (2017) Unmoored from reality, film plays like a cheap knockoff version of a work by Martin Scorsese.‐ Salt Lake Tribune
Read More | Posted Feb 3, 2017
2/4 25% The Comedian (2017) Shrill, repellent comedy-drama.‐ Salt Lake Tribune
Read More | Posted Feb 3, 2017
2.5/4 17% The Space Between Us (2017) Butterfield and Robertson do have some charming chemistry, and Chelsom's workmanlike direction gives them some nice moments together.‐ Salt Lake Tribune
Read More | Posted Feb 3, 2017
3.5/4 84% Julieta (2016) Touching, heartbreaking and beautiful.‐ Salt Lake Tribune
Read More | Posted Feb 3, 2017
3/4 No Score Yet Water & Power: A California Heist (2017) The history of California is written in water, and in the shady deals that allow a few to control it, director Marina Zenovich shows in her fact-packed documentary Water & Power: A California Heist.‐ Salt Lake Tribune
Read More | Posted Jan 30, 2017
3.5/4 100% Dina (2017) Perhaps the most beautiful romance at the 2017 Sundance Film Festival plays out in Dina, a documentary as warm-hearted and as open as its title character.‐ Salt Lake Tribune
Read More | Posted Jan 30, 2017
3.5/4 100% Strong Island (2017) A family tragedy, stemming from a case of injustice, is recounted in the most personal terms possible in Strong Island, a powerful documentary from director Yance Ford.‐ Salt Lake Tribune
Read More | Posted Jan 30, 2017
3.5/4 100% Chasing Coral (2017) The beauty of Chasing Coral is matched only by its urgency, as director Jeff Orlowski encapsulates the issue of global climate change by showing where it's doing real, measurable damage in real time: The world's coral reefs.‐ Salt Lake Tribune
Read More | Posted Jan 30, 2017
3/4 100% Roxanne Roxanne (2017) Writer-director Michael J. Larnell presents the episodes of Shanté's tumultuous life with vital energy and style to burn‐ Salt Lake Tribune
Read More | Posted Jan 27, 2017
3.5/4 100% Casting JonBenet (2017) Kitty Green mines such rich territory in her post-modern documentary.‐ Salt Lake Tribune
Read More | Posted Jan 27, 2017
2.5/4 77% Beach Rats (2017) The movie turns out to be going nowhere slowly.‐ Salt Lake Tribune
Read More | Posted Jan 27, 2017
4/4 100% Icarus (2017) A powerful look at doping by world-class athletes - and a conspiracy that is breathtaking in its size and scope.‐ Salt Lake Tribune
Read More | Posted Jan 26, 2017
2.5/4 80% The New Radical (2017) Fails to present its subjects' views with cogency.‐ Salt Lake Tribune
Read More | Posted Jan 26, 2017
2.5/4 74% Ingrid Goes West (2017) More disturbing than funny.‐ Salt Lake Tribune
Read More | Posted Jan 26, 2017
3.5/4 100% Nobody Speak: Hulk Hogan, Gawker and Trials of a Free Press (2017) With incisive interviews and a wealth of archival footage, Knappenberger makes a hard-hitting case.‐ Salt Lake Tribune
Read More | Posted Jan 26, 2017
3/4 80% Band Aid (2017) Marital strife sounds better set to music in Band Aid, a relationship comedy that's best when it's being serious.‐ Salt Lake Tribune
Read More | Posted Jan 25, 2017
3/4 84% Burning Sands (2017) A solid young ensemble bolsters Burning Sands, a drama that demonstrates the horrors of fraternity hazing come in all colors.‐ Salt Lake Tribune
Read More | Posted Jan 25, 2017
3.5/4 93% Deidra & Laney Rob a Train (2017) It's young Murray and Crow who give Deidra & Laney Rob a Train its spunk and its quicksilver emotional shifts, as the girls veer from criminal masterminds to argumentative siblings in no time flat.‐ Salt Lake Tribune
Read More | Posted Jan 24, 2017
58% Crown Heights (2017) A real-life case of injustice is retold with precisely channelled outrage in the riveting drama Crown Heights.‐ Salt Lake Tribune
Read More | Posted Jan 24, 2017
3.5/4 94% Brigsby Bear (2017) Director Dave McCary, an SNL writer and segment director, zeroes in on the offbeat wavelength of Mooney and Costello's script, which may be the most bizarrely funny thing to come out of Sundance since Napoleon Dynamite.‐ Salt Lake Tribune
Read More | Posted Jan 24, 2017
4/4 64% Patti Cake$ (2017) Everett paints a touching portrait of a woman railing against her crushed dreams. And McDonald is a joyous find, who owns the movie as surely as Patti commands the mic.‐ Salt Lake Tribune
Read More | Posted Jan 24, 2017
3.5/4 69% The Hero (2017) Sam Elliott proves he's more than just a rugged Western icon in The Hero, a lovely comedy-drama about a lifetime of achievement.‐ Salt Lake Tribune
Read More | Posted Jan 24, 2017
2/4 67% Golden Exits (2017) It's hard to tell, though exactly what Perry's point is, as he loses the thread between the faux-philosophical dialogue and the haphazard pacing.‐ Salt Lake Tribune
Read More | Posted Jan 24, 2017
3.5/4 100% The Force (2017) Good intentions run into bad habits in The Force, a compelling documentary inside the troubled Oakland Police Department.‐ Salt Lake Tribune
Read More | Posted Jan 24, 2017
3.5/4 80% To the Bone (2017) It's a credit to Noxon's sterling wit, and her great sensitivity, that the movie delivers a powerful emotional punch.‐ Salt Lake Tribune
Read More | Posted Jan 24, 2017
3.5/4 100% Quest (2017) The documentary Quest does something so simple and, given our times, something miraculous: It takes us into the lives of a family to show our commonality, not our differences.‐ Salt Lake Tribune
Read More | Posted Jan 24, 2017