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Shaula Clark
Shaula Clark's reviews only count toward the Tomatometer when published at the following Tomatometer-approved publication(s): Boston Phoenix

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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
3/4 15% Hansel and Gretel: Witch Hunters (2013) [A] craptastic orgy of gore - one that's way better than it has any right to be. ‐ Boston Phoenix
Posted Jan 30, 2013
3/4 52% Devil (2010) Don't be fooled by the melodramatic speechifying (or that unfortunate voiceover) -- this film offers sly winks aplenty beneath the good-and-evil bluster. ‐ Boston Phoenix
Posted Sep 22, 2010
3/4 23% Resident Evil: Afterlife (2010) Just hearing the audience gasp from vertigo during the opening zoom-out shot is almost worth the price of admission. ‐ Boston Phoenix
Posted Sep 16, 2010
3/4 73% Piranha 3-D (2010) Can we ask anything more of a popcorn horror flick? No, we cannot. ‐ Boston Phoenix
Posted Aug 26, 2010
3/4 71% Valhalla Rising (2010) This is Aguirre, the Wrath of God, with the despondency jacked to 11. ‐ Boston Phoenix
Posted Jul 29, 2010
2.5/4 71% [Rec] 2 (2010) Using the same frenetic pacing and POV shakycam style, [REC] 2 tries to go bigger -- but this time, the gimmicks can seem forced. Still, there's plenty to like... ‐ Boston Phoenix
Posted Jul 14, 2010
1.5/4 40% Letters to Juliet (2010) Eye candy abounds, but it'd be easier to enjoy that sun-drenched scenery if director Gary Winick weren't so hell-bent on cramming clichés down our throats that include square-jawed hunks riding in on white horses and scaling balconies. ‐ Boston Phoenix
Posted May 13, 2010
2.5/4 78% Bluebeard (2010) Will Breillat flip the tale and have Marie-Catherine take advantage of her paramour? Alas, the plot unfolds as you'd expect. ‐ Boston Phoenix
Posted May 13, 2010
2.5/4 No Score Yet And Then Came Lola (2009) Was the world clamoring for a comic-erotic lesbian tribute to Run Lola Run? Maybe not, but I have to hand it to directors Ellen Seidler and Megan Siler for Frankensteining this one together. ‐ Boston Phoenix
Posted May 5, 2010
2.5/4 49% The Human Centipede (First Sequence) (2010) It's a stomach-turning joy to watch Laser put on his demented Mengele act, ripping out incisors, brandishing a riding crop, and ranting about his beloved "3-dog." ‐ Boston Phoenix
Posted May 5, 2010
3/4 88% The Sun Behind the Clouds (2010) This quietly intense documentary from husband-and-wife filmmakers Tenzing Sonam and Ritu Sarin shines a light on the inter-Tibetan turbulence. ‐ Boston Phoenix
Posted Apr 28, 2010
3/4 94% Winter's Bone (2010) Noir may be the MSG of genres -- a little pinch makes almost any film tastier -- but does it work for Ozark gothic drama? Yes. ‐ Boston Phoenix
Posted Apr 21, 2010
3/4 53% Green Zone (2010) It's an engrossing (if fictionalized) answer to the question "How did we get here, exactly?" ‐ Boston Phoenix
Posted Mar 17, 2010
3/4 71% Blood Into Wine (2010) Surely everyone can appreciate the gorgeous Verde Valley vistas and out-of-left-field celebrity cameos, which include Bob Odenkirk as a grape-mauling French wine snob. ‐ Boston Phoenix
Posted Feb 24, 2010
2.5/4 73% Banlieue 13 - Ultimatum (District 13: Ultimatum) (2009) If you enjoyed the first installment, Ultimatum will probably be right up your alley...not to mention your fire-escape railing and your rooftop ledge. ‐ Boston Phoenix
Posted Feb 18, 2010
3/4 48% Until the Light Takes Us (2009) Glacially paced yet gripping. ‐ Boston Phoenix
Posted Feb 10, 2010
1/4 29% Dear John (2010) At one point, John announces: "We're sitting here . . . and we're talking, but nobody's actually saying anything." Why, John, I thought you'd never notice. ‐ Boston Phoenix
Posted Feb 4, 2010
3/4 92% In Search of Beethoven (2009) An intriguing portrait of the man as a hopeless romantic, a smack-talking punk, a sickly individual tormented by his deafness and thoughts of suicide, and an "eternal optimist." ‐ Boston Phoenix
Posted Jan 7, 2010
3.5/4 63% Brothers (2009) Brothers is an elegant and devastating exploration of identity. ‐ Boston Phoenix
Posted Dec 9, 2009
3/4 84% The Princess and the Frog (2009) The soundtrack doesn't offer the sheer earworm power of previous Disney hits, but the musical numbers do bump along engagingly from jazz to gospel to zydeco. ‐ Boston Phoenix
Posted Dec 9, 2009
3/4 89% The Messenger (2009) Director Oren Moverman's feature-length debut is a little like The Hurt Locker in the way it uncomfortably probes a little-known military organelle. ‐ Boston Phoenix
Posted Nov 19, 2009
3/4 76% Bronson (2009) Done differently, the cat-and-mouse brawling could get tiresome, but Tom Hardy as Bronson -- with his shaved head, handlebar moustache, and glittering eyes -- is mesmerizing. ‐ Boston Phoenix
Posted Nov 19, 2009
3/4 84% Black Dynamite (2009) As Dynamite kung-fu-fights his way through a vast conspiracy involving smack-addled orphans, malt liquor, and the best (read: worst) exploding-car scene of 2009, you'll feel a rush of '70s nostalgia you never knew you had. ‐ Boston Phoenix
Posted Nov 12, 2009
2/4 38% Cirque du Freak: The Vampire's Assistant (2009) Harry Potter this ain't. But it's fun all the same. ‐ Boston Phoenix
Posted Oct 29, 2009
3.5/4 95% Good Hair (2009) Good Hair is a film that will make your head itch to know more. ‐ Boston Phoenix
Posted Oct 22, 2009
2.5/4 25% Law Abiding Citizen (2009) Cinematic headcheese assembled from umami-laden scraps of Se7en, Saw, The Dark Knight, and The Silence of the Lambs, with fun twists and superb explosions. Just don't dwell on what it's made of. ‐ Boston Phoenix
Posted Oct 14, 2009
0.5/4 11% Couples Retreat (2009) Couples, retreat: this movie has the power to make any date feel as endless and soul-sucking as the lifetime's worth of defective, hateful marriages that doom the film's protagonists. ‐ Boston Phoenix
Posted Oct 14, 2009
1.5/4 71% The Boys Are Back (2009) Joe's "just say yes" policy is billed as an antidote to helicopter parenting, but there's little evidence that his laxity benefits anything but his own ego. ‐ Boston Phoenix
Posted Sep 30, 2009
3/4 43% Jennifer's Body (2009) It just kind of works -- there's something delightful about watching a jailbait hottie cooing "You're just Jell-O 'cuz you're not invited" one moment and slurping the entrails out of a pulverized jock's thoracic cavity the next. ‐ Boston Phoenix
Posted Sep 17, 2009
2.5/4 63% I Can Do Bad All By Myself (2009) Tyler Perry's latest crackles with electricity, thanks to heaps of boffo acting talent, high-octane musical interludes, and the most easy-to-root-for electrocution scene since Ernest Goes to Jail. ‐ Boston Phoenix
Posted Sep 17, 2009
3/4 83% The September Issue (2009) The September Issue is an eye-opening, highly satisfying romp. ‐ Boston Phoenix
Posted Sep 10, 2009
2/4 27% The Goods: Live Hard, Sell Hard (2009) [It] might be a bottomless barrel of idiotic yuks. But it's not a total lemon. ‐ Boston Phoenix
Posted Aug 21, 2009
1/4 38% The Time Traveler's Wife (2009) You've got one obnoxious romance. ‐ Boston Phoenix
Posted Aug 19, 2009
2.5/4 90% District 9 (2009) Bounds from one contrivance to the next. ‐ Boston Phoenix
Posted Aug 14, 2009
1.5/4 81% Bandslam (2009) It seems acutely unaware of how casually sick some of its themes are. ‐ Boston Phoenix
Posted Aug 14, 2009
0.5/4 31% Aliens in the Attic (2009) Agonizingly lame. ‐ Boston Phoenix
Posted Aug 7, 2009
2.5/4 86% 500 Days of Summer (2009) Marc Webb's first feature-length film is an odd romantic comedy, but it's a romantic comedy nonetheless -- and a non-excruciating one at that. ‐ Boston Phoenix
Posted Jul 16, 2009