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Stephanie Merry

Stephanie Merry

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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
3/4 86% The Music of Strangers: Yo-Yo Ma and the Silk Road Ensemble (2016) ""Strangers" offers an inspiring look at creative people from very different walks of life who nonetheless communicate beautifully with one another. They don't need to speak a common language: Their dazzling music says it all. " ‐ Washington Post
Posted Jun 23, 2016
2.5/4 65% Central Intelligence (2016) ""Central Intelligence" won't win any points for originality, but that doesn't make it any less funny. " ‐ Washington Post
Posted Jun 16, 2016
2.5/4 89% Art Bastard (2016) "Cenedella is rough around the edges, yet he remains fascinating. " ‐ Washington Post
Posted Jun 9, 2016
0.5/4 30% Warcraft (2016) "Here's hoping the next chapter languishes in development hell forever. " ‐ Washington Post
Posted Jun 9, 2016
3/4 94% Presenting Princess Shaw (2016) "Shaw is a complex character and an underdog worth rooting for. " ‐ Washington Post
Posted Jun 2, 2016
1/4 30% Alice Through the Looking Glass (2016) ""I fear I may never see you again," Alice laments to the Hatter toward the end of the movie. After one sequel too many, we can only hope she's right. " ‐ Washington Post
Posted May 26, 2016
2.5/4 90% The Lobster (2016) "The movie is worthwhile, thanks to a marriage of peculiar humor and thought-provoking content. " ‐ Washington Post
Posted May 19, 2016
2.5/4 62% Neighbors 2: Sorority Rising (2016) "The jokes are surprising timely, reminding viewers of the ways men and women are held to different standards. " ‐ Washington Post
Posted May 19, 2016
3/4 64% The Wait (L'attesa) (2016) "The lead actresses, like the story, work in subtle ways. There's plenty of potency in small gestures, anecdotes and shared glances. " ‐ Washington Post
Posted May 12, 2016
3.5/4 97% Dark Horse (2016) "At times, the documentary's unhurried pace verges on the slow. Ultimately, though, it is such a feel-good story that it's best not to rush things. " ‐ Washington Post
Posted May 12, 2016
1/4 20% Mothers and Daughters (2016) "Somehow channeling the tone of both a Lifetime movie and an after-school special, "Mothers and Daughters" shambles into theaters oozing schlock and melodrama, just in time for Mother's Day. " ‐ Washington Post
Posted May 5, 2016
2.5/4 79% The Family Fang (2016) "The Fang's eccentric pranks are enough to give the movie a fresh and amusing twist on the typical family drama about the psychic wounds of childhood, and the lengths to which kids will go in seeking their parents' approval. " ‐ Washington Post
Posted May 5, 2016
1.5/4 8% Papa: Hemingway in Cuba (2016) "The director should have listened to the advice Hemingway himself gives the kid: "It's the power of less." " ‐ Washington Post
Posted Apr 28, 2016
2.5/4 80% The First Monday in May (2016) ""The First Monday in May" isn't a deep examination of its subjects, but at least it's breathtaking to look at. " ‐ Washington Post
Posted Apr 14, 2016
3/4 73% Miles Ahead (2016) "Miles Ahead isn't interested in gritty realism. It isn't really interested in facts at all. But it does seem to capture some essence of Davis that alone would make the movie worth watching, even without the killer soundtrack. " ‐ Washington Post
Posted Apr 7, 2016
3/4 98% April and the Extraordinary World (Avril et le monde truqué) (2016) "In truth, the story is practically beside the point with all the spectacular visuals. " ‐ Washington Post
Posted Apr 7, 2016
3.5/4 89% My Golden Days (Trois Souvenirs De Ma Jeunesse) (2016) "The movie masterfully crystallizes the unruly, episodic nature of memories, re-creating the way certain small things stay with us while other, much larger events recede into a haze of cigarette smoke. " ‐ Washington Post
Posted Mar 31, 2016
2.5/4 70% Take Me To The River (2016) "The menace never becomes palpable, whether because of illogical plot lines or questionable casting. The stakes are so high, but the suspense never rises to the occasion. " ‐ Washington Post
Posted Mar 31, 2016
1.5/4 29% My Big Fat Greek Wedding 2 (2016) "With so many warmed-over jokes, you'd think that the delivery would at least be on point. But everything, including the timing, feels off. " ‐ Washington Post
Posted Mar 24, 2016
2.5/4 88% The Confirmation (2016) "One of the selling points of "The Confirmation" is how it steers clear of melodrama or tidy perfection in favor of a taste of life on the margins, where even living paycheck to paycheck would be a luxury. " ‐ Washington Post
Posted Mar 17, 2016
1.5/4 32% The Bronze (2016) "When it comes down to it, "The Bronze" is just another movie about overcoming arrested development. It's not as funny as it tries to be, but, for a few, fleeting minutes, it leaves an impression. " ‐ Washington Post
Posted Mar 17, 2016
3.5/4 99% Embrace Of The Serpent (El Abrazo De La Serpiente) (2016) "Like Joseph Conrad's "Heart of Darkness" (and the movie it inspired, "Apocalypse Now"), the drama examines the idea of progress and what it means to be civilized. " ‐ Washington Post
Posted Mar 10, 2016
2.5/4 80% The Wave (Bolgen) (2016) "Usually disaster movies tend to delight in destruction; there's an almost pornographic feel to all those buildings being leveled and bridges getting washed away. "The Wave" has none of that. " ‐ Washington Post
Posted Mar 3, 2016
0.5/4 25% London Has Fallen (2016) ""London Has Fallen" is remarkable only because of how much worse it is than its inane predecessor, 2013's "Olympus Has Fallen." " ‐ Washington Post
Posted Mar 3, 2016
3/4 93% The Last Man On The Moon (2016) "Cernan is proud of what he accomplished, calling himself the luckiest man in the world for all that he got to see. But he also expresses regret at having done it at the expense of his family. " ‐ Washington Post
Posted Feb 25, 2016
2.5/4 68% Touched With Fire (2016) "The production values and melodrama sometimes seem better suited for a small-screen movie. But the drama deserves points for its measured, realistic view of mental illness. " ‐ Washington Post
Posted Feb 18, 2016
3/4 79% Where to Invade Next (2016) "Along the way, Moore circles back to a fascinating insight: A lot of these progressive ideas originated in America. " ‐ Washington Post
Posted Feb 11, 2016
3/4 100% Aferim! (2016) "Shot in black and white with fade-out transitions, the movie harks back to classic westerns. But it's also distinctly modern. " ‐ Washington Post
Posted Feb 11, 2016
1.5/4 42% Pride and Prejudice and Zombies (2016) ""Pride and Prejudice and Zombies" delivers what its title promises: a little romance and some undead villains, plus a bit of comedy. But this overly busy riff on Austen's winning formula doesn't justify all the tinkering. " ‐ Washington Post
Posted Feb 4, 2016
1.5/4 64% Monster Hunt (2016) ""Monster Hunt" has visual appeal to spare, but the allure ends there. " ‐ Washington Post
Posted Jan 21, 2016
1.5/4 15% Ride Along 2 (2016) "As always, Hart unleashes his manic energy on the audience, but his heart doesn't seem to be in it the way it was in the original. Maybe he's getting tired of the shtick, too. " ‐ Washington Post
Posted Jan 14, 2016
1/4 10% Point Break (2015) "Basically a cavalcade of extreme sports, but with less drama than a highlight reel. " ‐ Washington Post
Posted Dec 25, 2015
2.5/4 61% Concussion (2015) "As Omalu, Smith gives an emotional performance, bolstered by capable supporting players. " ‐ Washington Post
Posted Dec 24, 2015
3/4 91% The Girl in the Book (2015) "As Alice, VanCamp is exceptional, eliciting our sympathy even when the character is making maddeningly self-destructive decisions. " ‐ Washington Post
Posted Dec 10, 2015
2.5/4 74% A Royal Night Out (2015) "Most likely, the real Elizabeth never had such a memorable, action-packed evening. But it's fun to imagine, if only for a moment, that behind the facade of stately hats and matching suits, the queen is hiding some wacky stories. " ‐ Washington Post
Posted Dec 3, 2015
2.5/4 76% The Good Dinosaur (2015) "On its own, it seems fine; just don't compare it to its capable siblings. " ‐ Washington Post
Posted Nov 24, 2015
1.5/4 39% Secret in Their Eyes (2015) "As the movie wears on, the plot points become increasingly far-fetched, and what started out as a moody if by-the-book thriller becomes increasingly silly. " ‐ Washington Post
Posted Nov 19, 2015
2.5/4 66% The Night Before (2015) ""The Night Before" is hardly a Christmas miracle, but it's good for a laugh or two. And that's not a bad way to get into the holiday spirit. " ‐ Washington Post
Posted Nov 19, 2015
1.5/4 33% By The Sea (2015) ""By the Sea" is dazzlingly gorgeous, as are its stars. But peeling back layer upon layer of exquisite ennui reveals nothing but emptiness, sprinkled with stilted sentiments. " ‐ Washington Post
Posted Nov 12, 2015
3/4 84% Victoria (2015) "With or without the crazy, single-shot experiment, the German drama is thrilling. " ‐ Washington Post
Posted Nov 12, 2015
1/4 42% Love (2015) ""Love" drags on and on, alternating between arguments and intimacy, breakups and makeups. The movie never passes the authenticity test; if this is what sex feels like, we'll all soon be extinct. " ‐ Washington Post
Posted Nov 5, 2015
2.5/4 30% Burnt (2015) "It's not pretty, but it captures something that few cooking movies do: reality. " ‐ Washington Post
Posted Oct 29, 2015
2/4 35% Our Brand is Crisis (2015) "If it's satire, it's neither sharp nor especially funny. Yet it doesn't deliver emotionally, either. " ‐ Washington Post
Posted Oct 29, 2015
2/4 87% Tab Hunter Confidential (2015) "The movie, directed by Jeffrey Schwarz, begins to feel like a bait-and-switch. " ‐ Washington Post
Posted Oct 22, 2015
3.5/4 89% Experimenter (2015) ""Experimenter's" most striking quality is the way it encourages us to think deeply, from the first frame to the last, even if it's just to consider what on Earth an elephant is doing on screen. " ‐ Washington Post
Posted Oct 22, 2015
3/4 95% Jafar Panahi's Taxi (2015) "He looks like he's having a wonderful time, but a sordid reality is never far off: Panahi's films are acts of defiance, and each one could be his last. " ‐ Washington Post
Posted Oct 15, 2015
2/4 76% Goosebumps (2015) "The production values are better suited for a television movie, and the music, by Danny Elfman, is distractingly intrusive. " ‐ Washington Post
Posted Oct 15, 2015
1.5/4 27% Pan (2015) "The movie doesn't so much enhance our understanding of the flying boy as it demonstrates how little thought went into crafting his back story. " ‐ Washington Post
Posted Oct 8, 2015
2.5/4 81% Labyrinth Of Lies (2015) ""Labyrinth of Lies" is an eye-opening story about the importance of seeking the truth - even when it's complicated, ugly and buried beneath years of secrecy and deceit. " ‐ Washington Post
Posted Oct 8, 2015
3/4 92% 99 Homes (2015) "Director Ramin Bahrani, who wrote the script with Amir Naderi and Bahareh Azimi, spent significant time researching the housing crisis, including witnessing actual evictions, and the episodes he has re-created feel powerfully realistic. " ‐ Washington Post
Posted Oct 1, 2015
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