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Sean P. Means

Sean P. Means
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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
4/4 98% Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse (2018) It's a smart and timely reminder that every superhero's story has to start somewhere, and Miles Morales' fascinating story begins here.‐ The Movie Cricket
Read More | Posted Dec 13, 2018
3.5/4 80% Anna and the Apocalypse (2018) With a talented young cast, headed by a strong yet vulnerable performance by the stardom-bound Hunt, takes both the horror and the music seriously, creating a perfect chocolate-in-my-peanut-butter genre mix.‐ The Movie Cricket
Read More | Posted Dec 13, 2018
3.5/4 94% The Favourite (2018) For those who think historical costume dramas, particularly ones set among the English monarchy, are dry and tedious affairs, fasten your corsets and prepare for the exhilaratingly bumpy ride of "The Favourite."‐ The Movie Cricket
Read More | Posted Dec 13, 2018
3/4 30% Mortal Engines (2018) "Mortal Engines" rises and falls - mostly rises - on Weaving's cunning.‐ The Movie Cricket
Read More | Posted Dec 13, 2018
2/4 64% Vox Lux (2018) If more of the movie were like the last 10 minutes, "Vox Lux" would be a masterpiece.‐ The Movie Cricket
Read More | Posted Dec 13, 2018
3.5/4 77% Mary Poppins Returns (2018) "Mary Poppins Returns" is a top-to-bottom delightful movie that will please fans of the 1964 movie and newcomers seeking a break from cynicism.‐ Salt Lake Tribune
Read More | Posted Dec 12, 2018
2.5/4 50% Once Upon a Deadpool (2018) "Once Upon a Deadpool" dismisses what makes the Deadpool movies entertaining: The way they impishly revel in the extreme comic-book violence that Disney-owned Marvel movies are afraid to touch.‐ The Movie Cricket
Read More | Posted Dec 12, 2018
4/4 97% Roma (2018) Cuarón captures tiny moments in exceptional detail, finding the humor and tears in the everyday.‐ Salt Lake Tribune
Read More | Posted Dec 10, 2018
3.5/4 94% Burning (Beoning) (2018) With a gripping performance by Yoo, which goes from smoldering to raging with subtle mastery, Lee serves up a psychological thriller that's deliciously dark and packs a wallop in the final reel.‐ The Movie Cricket
Read More | Posted Dec 6, 2018
3/4 90% Maria By Callas (2018) Director Tom Volf's documentary "Maria by Callas" lets us hear her story, and most importantly that amazing voice, right from her own mouth.‐ The Movie Cricket
Read More | Posted Dec 6, 2018
2.5/4 100% The World Before Your Feet (2018) Workman takes some stabs at getting to that essential truth, but Green's elusive handling of the question... leaves the viewer wanting more from this confounding tour guide.‐ The Movie Cricket
Read More | Posted Dec 6, 2018
3.5/4 91% Mirai (2018) Through it all, Hosoda tells a rich and warm-hearted story about a middle-class family that is imperfect but loving.‐ The Movie Cricket
Read More | Posted Nov 29, 2018
3.5/4 94% Life and Nothing More (La Vida y Nada Más) (2018) An unvarnished cinema verité look at a family dealing with some hard knocks.‐ The Movie Cricket
Read More | Posted Nov 29, 2018
3/4 97% Border (Gräns) (2018) Give "Border" credit for daring to be different, and daring to find timely questions about strangers within a monster-movie premise.‐ The Movie Cricket
Read More | Posted Nov 29, 2018
3.5/4 83% Creed II (2018) Stallone's lovably tough Rocky is as solid as ever, and Jordan and Thompson make a ferocious couple.‐ The Movie Cricket
Read More | Posted Nov 20, 2018
1.5/4 16% Robin Hood (2018) The capper is an ending that induces slaps to the forehead, revealing all of this confusion to be an origin story for a franchise this "Robin Hood" may - and, if there's a God, should - never gets to fulfill.‐ The Movie Cricket
Read More | Posted Nov 20, 2018
3/4 58% The Front Runner (2018) Reitman shows the rough-and-tumble of a fledgling campaign, where the phones barely work and eager volunteers eat pizza and get organized, with the layering and long takes of a Robert Altman movie.‐ The Movie Cricket
Read More | Posted Nov 20, 2018
3/4 80% Boy Erased (2018) From start to finish in "Boy Erased," Hedges' performance is indelible.‐ The Movie Cricket
Read More | Posted Nov 15, 2018
3.5/4 91% Widows (2018) Watching Davis' eyes, as Veronica tries to calculate her way out, is as exciting as the heist and its shattering aftermath.‐ The Movie Cricket
Read More | Posted Nov 15, 2018
2/4 38% Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald (2018) Besides giving Voldemort's assassin snake a tragic backstory, Rowling's soap opera of a script is overloaded with extraneous characters and mishandled motivations.‐ The Movie Cricket
Read More | Posted Nov 15, 2018
3.5/4 88% Ralph Breaks the Internet (2018) "Ralph Breaks the Internet" is giddily of its moment, a colorfully wacky satire of web culture that doesn't care whether it's still relevant in five years or five days.‐ Salt Lake Tribune
Read More | Posted Nov 14, 2018
3/4 82% Overlord (2018) An erratic but entertaining thriller that starts as a World War II action drama and ends up in a really weird place.‐ The Movie Cricket
Read More | Posted Nov 9, 2018
3.5/4 88% What They Had (2018) Forster, hot off the "Twin Peaks" revival, is touching and aggravating as the siblings' crotchety dad.‐ The Movie Cricket
Read More | Posted Nov 8, 2018
3/4 94% Wildlife (2018) "Wildlife," is a perfectly measured drama boasting some powerhouse acting.‐ The Movie Cricket
Read More | Posted Nov 8, 2018
3.5/4 63% Suspiria (2018) From its captivating first moments to its mind-bending conclusion, "Suspiria" shows Guadagnino is deliberate in his desire to unsettle the audience and rewrite the rules of supernatural horror.‐ The Movie Cricket
Read More | Posted Nov 1, 2018
3.5/4 98% Can You Ever Forgive Me? (2018) McCarthy channels the pugnacious anger of some of her comic characters into Lee, and it turns out to be a perfect fit.‐ The Movie Cricket
Read More | Posted Nov 1, 2018
2.5/4 62% Bohemian Rhapsody (2018) Oh, what I wouldn't give for a little of that sense of danger, that reckless abandon in service to the beat, anywhere during the 135 minutes of "Bohemian Rhapsody."‐ The Movie Cricket
Read More | Posted Nov 1, 2018
2.5/4 68% Beautiful Boy (2018) As good as the cast is, particularly Chalamet in his fearless depiction of Nick's rollercoaster existence, "Beautiful Boy" remains a chore to watch.‐ The Movie Cricket
Read More | Posted Nov 1, 2018
3/4 34% The Nutcracker and the Four Realms (2018) Like the theatrical production that inspired it, this movie is destined to become a viewing option for families for many Christmases to come.‐ Salt Lake Tribune
Read More | Posted Oct 31, 2018
2/4 68% The Happy Prince (2018) The Happy Prince turns out to be an unhappy experience for all concerned.‐ The Movie Cricket
Read More | Posted Oct 25, 2018
2.5/4 34% Johnny English Strikes Again (2018) More often than not, even with Atkinson's rubber-faced moves, there's something amiss and the laughs just aren't there.‐ The Movie Cricket
Read More | Posted Oct 25, 2018
3/4 87% All About Nina (2018) Like Nina, Winstead's performance is both honestly funny and drop-dead serious.‐ The Movie Cricket
Read More | Posted Oct 25, 2018
4/4 97% The Hate U Give (2018) One of the most necessary movies on race and respect in years, a clear-eyed and strong-voiced call to everyone.‐ The Movie Cricket
Read More | Posted Oct 18, 2018
3.5/4 79% Halloween (2018) Curtis is nicely matched by Greer, who's always nothing short of wonderful, and Matichak to form a trio of take-no-prisoners women. Their three generations of scream-queen perfection is what ultimately gives this "Halloween" a fighting spirit of its own‐ The Movie Cricket
Read More | Posted Oct 18, 2018
3.5/4 98% Free Solo (2018) A documentary with the pacing and stakes of a thriller, a literal cliffhanger.‐ The Movie Cricket
Read More | Posted Oct 18, 2018
3.5/4 99% Tea With the Dames (Nothing Like a Dame) (2018) The documentary Tea With the Dames... is pure catnip for movie lovers, drama geeks and anybody who loves a good yarn.‐ The Movie Cricket
Read More | Posted Oct 18, 2018
3.5/4 88% First Man (2018) Damien Chazelle's First Man is everything a good biographical drama should be, and absolutely nothing that one would expect.‐ The Movie Cricket
Read More | Posted Oct 11, 2018
3.5/4 85% The Sisters Brothers (2018) It's hard to get a handle on what kind of Western The Sisters Brothers is trying to be - a revisionist take on frontier violence, an outsider's metaphor for American brutality, or just an old-school shoot-'em-up - and that's part of its charm.‐ The Movie Cricket
Read More | Posted Oct 11, 2018
1.5/4 47% Goosebumps 2: Haunted Halloween (2018) All the humor and charm that anyone tries to muster gets sucked into the whirlwind of animated monsters thrown at the screen.‐ The Movie Cricket
Read More | Posted Oct 11, 2018
3.5/4 92% The Old Man & the Gun (2018) If this is Redford's last movie role... he's leaving at the height of his powers.‐ Salt Lake Tribune
Read More | Posted Oct 11, 2018
3/4 No Score Yet Jane and Emma (2018) Larson roots the story in as much historical record as is available, and where that's lacking, she fills in with a thoughtful imagining based on her impression of Jane and Emma's personalities.‐ Salt Lake Tribune
Read More | Posted Oct 10, 2018
2/4 50% Shine (2018) This rehash of save-the-neighborhood cliches - devised by first-time director Anthony Nardolillo and co-writers Corey Deshon and Ahmadu Garba - is instantly forgettable, except for the ridiculous use of F-bombs.‐ The Movie Cricket
Read More | Posted Oct 4, 2018
3.5/4 83% Monsters and Men (2018) Green, as writer and director, takes on a police shooting from several different angles. Each is fascinating and powerful on their own, and together the results are shattering.‐ The Movie Cricket
Read More | Posted Oct 4, 2018
3.5/4 90% A Star Is Born (2018) The glory of this version of A Star Is Born is in how this movie star is born through the deconstruction of the pop star playing her.‐ The Movie Cricket
Read More | Posted Oct 4, 2018
3/4 96% Blaze (2018) Hawke captures Blaze and Sybil's romance in gauzy golden tones, a love affair crystallized in a Terrence Malick magic-hour loop.‐ The Movie Cricket
Read More | Posted Sep 27, 2018
3/4 100% Pick of the Litter (2018) Pick of the Litter has built-in suspense, as we wait breathlessly at every turn to see which dogs make the cut and which ones don't.‐ The Movie Cricket
Read More | Posted Sep 27, 2018
3.5/4 73% The Children Act (2018) Eyre and McEwan sometimes move so subtly, so calmly, that it's not until the movie's end that the full emotional impact of The Children Act is felt. When it hits, though, it packs a hard punch.‐ The Movie Cricket
Read More | Posted Sep 27, 2018
3/4 76% Smallfoot (2018) With inventive visual gags and an oddball voice cast (which includes Gina Rodriguez and LeBron James), Smallfoot turns out to be a free-wheeling comic delight.‐ The Movie Cricket
Read More | Posted Sep 27, 2018
3.5/4 33% Little Women (2018) There's a lot of love evident for the March sisters and their unshakable bond through bad times and good, and that love makes this modern-day Little Women worthy of its name.‐ Salt Lake Tribune
Read More | Posted Sep 26, 2018
2.5/4 No Score Yet Lore (2018) The woodsy suspense thriller Lore isn't a great movie, but it might become a significant one - because it gives hints that its creators, the writing-directing team of Christian Larsen and Brock Manwill, may be going places‐ The Movie Cricket
Read More | Posted Sep 20, 2018