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Shirley Sealy

Shirley Sealy
Shirley Sealy's reviews only count toward the Tomatometer when published at the following Tomatometer-approved publication(s): Film Journal International

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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
88% Their Finest (2017) Part drama, part comedy, part tragic love story and a whole lot of World War II nostalgia, in the end Their Finest subliminally makes two strong statements.‐ Film Journal International
Read More | Posted Apr 5, 2017
33% The Last Word (2017) At age 82, [Shirley MacLaine] can still chew up the scenery to create yet another gloriously memorable screen character.‐ Film Journal International
Read More | Posted Mar 2, 2017
88% 20th Century Women (2017) Annette Bening is nothing short of superb.‐ Film Journal International
Read More | Posted Dec 20, 2016
83% I Am Bolt (2016) This energetic documentary takes an adoring look at Olympic sprinting champion Usain Bolt. ‐ Film Journal International
Read More | Posted Nov 28, 2016
86% Lion (2016) Lion is one of those rare films which effortlessly manages to put us inside the heads of protagonists and make us believe that their reality is our reality too. ‐ Film Journal International
Read More | Posted Nov 23, 2016
No Score Yet Don't Look Down (2016) The makers of Don't Look Down must be commended for reminding us what real adventure looks like.‐ Film Journal International
Read More | Posted Nov 11, 2016
89% Loving (2016) Most movie audiences need a little zing in our love stories; we like to see lovers who make frequent eye contact and who sometimes act as if they truly love each other.‐ Film Journal International
Read More | Posted Nov 2, 2016
100% A Stray (2016) A truly empathetic look at the immigrant experience in today's jittery American "homeland." ‐ Film Journal International
Read More | Posted Oct 20, 2016
73% Blinky Bill The Movie (2016) The thing that makes us sit up and take notice here is the sheer Aussie-ness of the characters, as well as the strange and wondrous depiction of the Australian outback.‐ Film Journal International
Read More | Posted Oct 6, 2016
98% Long Way North (Tout en haut du monde) (2016) A brave young girl from an aristocratic Russian family leads an adventurous trek to the North Pole in this visually fascinating and often exciting animated feature.‐ Film Journal International
Read More | Posted Sep 29, 2016
93% Queen of Katwe (2016) In the end, the obvious weaknesses in Queen of Katwe's script hardly matter, as most viewers will realize that they've discovered something new and worthwhile-a place and a people they've never before seen or acknowledged.‐ Film Journal International
Read More | Posted Sep 22, 2016
59% The Light Between Oceans (2016) The overt tearjerking smacks of barefaced manipulation, and in the end it gets really, really annoying.‐ Film Journal International
Read More | Posted Aug 31, 2016
87% Florence Foster Jenkins (2016) This gentle and touching movie is a lot more fun than it may sound-thanks to Streep at her zany best and her surprisingly good, manly-man co-star, Hugh Grant.‐ Film Journal International
Read More | Posted Aug 8, 2016
15% Ice Age: Collision Course (2016) A teeth-jarring, clanging mishmash of a movie.‐ Film Journal International
Read More | Posted Jul 20, 2016
70% Café Society (2016) Definitely among the most enjoyable-to-watch movies [Woody Allen] has turned out in years.‐ Film Journal International
Read More | Posted Jul 11, 2016
71% Our Kind of Traitor (2016) A predictable plot and a somewhat reticent directorial style work together to diminish the thrills in this new post-Cold War thriller from John le Carré.‐ Film Journal International
Read More | Posted Jul 5, 2016
7% Mother's Day (2016) Perhaps it's time for Mr. Marshall to retire the idea of holiday movies. Or perhaps it's simply time to retire?‐ Film Journal International
Read More | Posted Apr 29, 2016
76% Elvis & Nixon (2016) Elvis & Nixon has lost some of its power to fascinate and amuse. ‐ Film Journal International
Read More | Posted Apr 21, 2016
29% My Big Fat Greek Wedding 2 (2016) This may have been fun in 2002-but in 2016, not so much.‐ Film Journal International
Read More | Posted Mar 24, 2016
0% All Roads Lead to Rome (2016) They just don't make this kind of romantic trifle anymore-and for good reason.‐ Film Journal International
Read More | Posted Feb 4, 2016
45% The 33 (2015) The 33 tells an impossible story that happened to be real [...] Unfortunately, the film-although well-intended-somehow dilutes and weakens that memory.‐ Film Journal International
Read More | Posted Nov 12, 2015
92% 99 Homes (2015) [Packs] a powerful emotional wallop, making it a truly effective parable for our times.‐ Film Journal International
Read More | Posted Sep 21, 2015
77% People Places Things (2015) None of the plot twists here seem forced or false, and all the characters exhibit an easy humor and gentle acceptance of life as it unfolds with all its crazy kinks. ‐ Film Journal International
Read More | Posted Aug 13, 2015
59% Samba (2015) The film does a splendid job of seriously revealing the kind of injustices done to undocumented "aliens."‐ Film Journal International
Read More | Posted Jul 24, 2015
83% Results (2015) Pearce is the only actor [...] who seems fairly confident in what he's doing, and he's the only one who comes close to creating an appealing character. ‐ Film Journal International
Read More | Posted May 27, 2015
93% I'll See You in My Dreams (2015) I'll See You in My Dreams is that rare slice-of-life movie that doesn't strike a false note anywhere. ‐ Film Journal International
Read More | Posted May 14, 2015
36% Misery Loves Comedy (2014) Might have been a better movie if [director Kevin Pollak had] rejected some of the five-dozen funny (or not) people who volunteered.‐ Film Journal International
Read More | Posted Apr 23, 2015
29% The Longest Ride (2015) [Nicholas Sparks'] stories can provoke any one of us, curmudgeon or no, to shed a tear or two over the impossible dream of living in one of his fairytale universes.‐ Film Journal International
Read More | Posted Apr 8, 2015
9% The Cobbler (2015) Yet another misguided and insensitive Adam Sandler movie.‐ Film Journal International
Read More | Posted Mar 12, 2015
63% The Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel (2015) [Maggie Smith's Muriel] stands out as the point-of-view emotional heart of this surprisingly poignant sequel.‐ Film Journal International
Read More | Posted Mar 2, 2015
29% Love, Rosie (2015) There's not one clever or original plot device in Love, Rosie, and not one believable character or line of dialogue. ‐ Film Journal International
Read More | Posted Feb 6, 2015
60% Three Night Stand (2015) Sam Huntington excels as the hapless, puppy-dog kind of guy who, despite the odds, continues to believe in romance and happy-ever-after endings.‐ Film Journal International
Read More | Posted Jan 15, 2015
27% Annie (2014) This new adaptation of Annie is just too glossy and slick.‐ Film Journal International
Read More | Posted Dec 17, 2014
67% The Barefoot Artist (2014) There's some powerful material in The Barefoot Artist, but we're presented with only a cursory and unsatisfactory glimpse of it.‐ Film Journal International
Read More | Posted Dec 4, 2014
100% Flamenco, Flamenco (2010) [In Flamenco, Flamenco, we see] the terrible beauty of the body's ability to transmit raw emotion through rhythm, the ability of the voice to express joy or grief.‐ Film Journal International
Read More | Posted Nov 20, 2014
44% You're Not You (2014) Noble intentions and a two-time Oscar winner are not enough to rescue this melodramatic weeper about the unlikely bonding of two young women...‐ Film Journal International
Read More | Posted Oct 9, 2014
22% A Long Way Down (2014) The plot of A Long Way Down is as awkward and annoying as they come, but some really good acting by the film's four major stars almost makes this one worth seeing. Almost.‐ Film Journal International
Read More | Posted Jul 10, 2014
27% The Love Punch (2014) Critics - and viewers - will either huffily reject all this nonsense out of hand, wondering how such intelligent, quick-witted performers...could stoop to this level of moviemaking. Or, they'll take a deep breath, relax, and go with it.‐ Film Journal International
Read More | Posted May 22, 2014
14% Blended (2014) Overall, Sandler's fans may be disappointed, for Blended could have been a lot funnier than it is. Maybe he's simply getting tired of the same old shtick -- for, truthfully, in this film Sandler looks tired.‐ Film Journal International
Read More | Posted May 22, 2014
84% Last Passenger (2014) Altogether, this is a brilliantly done entry in the non-blockbuster suspense genre -- of which we haven't had enough lately.‐ Film Journal International
Read More | Posted Apr 24, 2014
50% Hateship Loveship (2014) Let's also hope that Kristin Wiig gets back to what she does best. Ditto the other fine actors in this flat, essentially anti-movie movie.‐ Film Journal International
Read More | Posted Apr 10, 2014
89% Le Week-End (2014) Le Week-end becomes a wacky battle of the sexes that's sometimes amusing but more often harrowing.‐ Film Journal International
Read More | Posted Mar 13, 2014
8% Chlorine (2014) An apt alternate title for this lightweight comedy/drama might be A Woodchuck in the Suburbs - for, like the slightly more serious The Wolf of Wall Street, it shows that no matter where they are, greed makes people do crazy things.‐ Film Journal International
Read More | Posted Feb 27, 2014
8% Cavemen (2014) It's truly a mystery as to how this movie got made -- and why anybody (excluding horny L.A. guys) would want to see it.‐ Film Journal International
Read More | Posted Feb 5, 2014
34% Labor Day (2014) For the truth is, despite all of its emotional excesses, Labor Day works -- thanks to director Reitman, who's fast becoming known as a "woman's director," and who elicits a deeply sincere and moving performance from Kate Winslet...‐ Film Journal International
Read More | Posted Dec 30, 2013
50% Five Dances (2013) Anyone not associated with the world of modern dance and/or anyone not fixated on the bodies of agile young men will find little of interest in this slow, claustrophobic film ‐ Film Journal International
Read More | Posted Oct 14, 2013
81% Don Jon (2013) Any revulsion the viewer might feel toward Jon's solitary cyber-sex is counteracted by the sheer charm Gordon-Levitt exudes as Don Jon, and by the light touch he brings to his beautifully paced script.‐ Film Journal International
Read More | Posted Sep 24, 2013
99% Wadjda (2013) Thanks to this wonderful film, we may now understand a little better what those girls are up against, and how even a modest step forward-like riding a bike-should be celebrated. ‐ Film Journal International
Read More | Posted Sep 10, 2013
63% Byzantium (2013) Director Neil Jordan takes another look at vampires in this most original and beautiful-and adult-movie treatment of the genre to date.‐ Film Journal International
Read More | Posted Jun 27, 2013
65% Unfinished Song (2013) Unfinished Song may prove too twee, as the Brits say, for members of America's AARP set. On the other hand, they may want to see it just to find out what Vanessa Redgrave and Terence Stamp have been up to lately.‐ Film Journal International
Read More | Posted Jun 21, 2013