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Stephen Whitty

Stephen Whitty

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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
1.5/4 15% Ride Along 2 (2016) "The first film at least had the virtue of novelty - it was interesting, for a while, to see how the two actors interacted - but by now they're locked into their roles, and a familiar, strictly pro-forma plot. " ‐ Newark Star-Ledger
Posted Jan 13, 2016
1/5 42% Moonwalkers (2016) "Post-traumatic stress disorder isn't a common subject for laughs these days, but then "Moonwalkers" is not much of a comedy. It is common, though, with a lot of gross-out jokes about bodily functions, fat naked people or both. " ‐ New York Daily News
Posted Jan 13, 2016
4/5 71% A Perfect Day (2016) "There have been plenty of grim movies about the Balkan conflict, including Angelina Jolie's wrenching "In the Land of Blood and Honey." But Spanish director Fernando Leon de Aranoa's take is touched with dark humor. " ‐ New York Daily News
Posted Jan 13, 2016
2/5 26% The Benefactor (2016) "Old silver-fox Gere looks great. He's almost embarrassingly charming - which is the point - but there's not much else here. We're left waiting for shocks which never come. " ‐ New York Daily News
Posted Jan 13, 2016
1.5/4 10% The Forest (2016) "The clich├ęs are so thick, sometimes you can't see "The Forest" for the cheese. " ‐ Newark Star-Ledger
Posted Jan 8, 2016
3.5/4 92% Anomalisa (2015) "Like all of Kaufman's stories, it has the wonderfully weird pull of feeling like something we've never seen before - while telling us a story we know all too painfully well. " ‐ Newark Star-Ledger
Posted Dec 30, 2015
1.5/4 61% Joy (2015) "To me, "Joy" ... played more like pandering - creating a role-model "survivor" rather than a truly whole and complicated person, elevating one character only by tearing down everyone else. " ‐ Newark Star-Ledger
Posted Dec 23, 2015
2.5/4 61% Concussion (2015) "Despite the rumors, the gossip, the stolen emails describing NFL "involvement" in this film, the story - and the stinging end titles - do not let that organization off the hook. " ‐ Newark Star-Ledger
Posted Dec 23, 2015
3/4 82% The Revenant (2015) "As gorgeous as the landscapes are, the men who march across them are small and mean and violent. But, then again, this is not "How the West Was Won." This is mostly, perhaps, how it was. " ‐ Newark Star-Ledger
Posted Dec 22, 2015
3.5/4 75% The Hateful Eight (2015) "One of my favorite Tarantino movies since "Jackie Brown." " ‐ Newark Star-Ledger
Posted Dec 22, 2015
2.5/4 79% Where to Invade Next (2016) "What the eager-to-amuse Moore is providing here is political entertainment with a pop-culture edge, a genre he pioneered. " ‐ Newark Star-Ledger
Posted Dec 21, 2015
4/4 97% 45 Years (2015) "Director Andrew Haigh keeps to a realistic, minimalist approach as do his two stars - each of them mainstays of classic British cinema, and together a formidable duo. " ‐ Newark Star-Ledger
Posted Dec 21, 2015
3.5/4 96% Son of Saul (2015) "If the direction at times seems a little restrained, a little formalist - how else do you tell this story? What other choice do you have apart from simply giving one long, raw scream? " ‐ Newark Star-Ledger
Posted Dec 18, 2015
3.5/4 92% Star Wars: Episode VII - The Force Awakens (2015) "The force is strong in this one. " ‐ Newark Star-Ledger
Posted Dec 16, 2015
2.5/4 88% The Big Short (2015) "All credit to McKay for making a movie about a crucial moment in our history, but it all still remains a little dull and slightly impenetrable. " ‐ Newark Star-Ledger
Posted Dec 11, 2015
2/5 43% In the Heart of the Sea (2015) "Sure, Hemsworth looks great, and the whale's attacks are genuinely exciting. And some of the everyday details of life at sea are fascinating, too, if disgusting. But sorry, maties, but this is the one that got away. " ‐ New York Daily News
Posted Dec 9, 2015
3/4 92% The Lady In The Van (2015) "[Smith] is a treasure here, not only carrying the film but making superfluous any questions you might have as to its plausibility. " ‐ Newark Star-Ledger
Posted Dec 4, 2015
3/4 80% Macbeth (2015) "No one does huge, tremulous, wide-eyed emotion better than Cotillard, and she's thrilling in the part ... " ‐ Newark Star-Ledger
Posted Dec 4, 2015
1/4 65% Krampus (2015) "We get some cheap gags about fat inlaws and nasty cousins; then Krampus arrives and suddenly it's all straight scares about psycho elves. The two moods never combine. " ‐ Newark Star-Ledger
Posted Dec 3, 2015
1/5 73% Youth (2015) "You may feel yourself getting older just watching it. " ‐ New York Daily News
Posted Dec 2, 2015
3/5 81% Chi-Raq (2015) "At its best, it's sexy and surprising. At its worst, it's preaching to the choir - literally. And it's a sermon we've heard before. " ‐ New York Daily News
Posted Dec 2, 2015
3.5/4 95% Hitchcock/Truffaut (2015) "Just be prepared: This movie is only the first part of an endless film festival. Because once the credits roll, you're going to want to seek out a real Hitchcock movie immediately. And then another. And another... " ‐ Newark Star-Ledger
Posted Dec 1, 2015
2.5/4 24% Victor Frankenstein (2015) "It's got terrific set design, and some striking performances. But like the creature seen all-too-briefly at the end, it's a rough thing of patches and pieces, crudely stitched together. " ‐ Newark Star-Ledger
Posted Nov 25, 2015
3/4 68% The Danish Girl (2015) "As warm and honest as Redmayne's work in this movie is, Vikander is what truly makes it live. " ‐ Newark Star-Ledger
Posted Nov 25, 2015
3/4 94% Creed (2015) ""Creed" is the best Rocky movie in a long time - largely because, frankly, it uses Sylvester Stallone as the sensitive actor he'd always aimed at being, and not the bombastic filmmaker he became. " ‐ Newark Star-Ledger
Posted Nov 24, 2015
2/5 70% The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 2 (2015) "The truly devoted may still be moved to watch this epic finally come to a close. I even heard a few sniffles at an early screening. But for the rest of us? It's strictly from hunger. " ‐ New York Daily News
Posted Nov 18, 2015
5/5 94% Carol (2015) "Haynes is a master for period pieces - the movie nicely re-creates Eisenhower-era New York - and his skill with actresses. " ‐ New York Daily News
Posted Nov 18, 2015
3/4 66% The Night Before (2015) "A nicely raucous, occasionally rude, but genuinely warmhearted holiday comedy about buddies (and buds), seasonal traditions (and sexting catastrophes), and love. " ‐ Newark Star-Ledger
Posted Nov 17, 2015
2.5/4 44% The 33 (2015) "It's hard to think of another movie this year that has a stronger message about hope -- or a gentler one about forgiveness. " ‐ Newark Star-Ledger
Posted Nov 13, 2015
2/4 33% By The Sea (2015) "There's little real drama here. Just one shot after another of Jolie lying on a chaise longue, stretching out a pale leg, elegantly arching one foot and thinking hard about the emptiness of existence. " ‐ Newark Star-Ledger
Posted Nov 13, 2015
1/4 19% Love the Coopers (2015) "There are just too many characters, frankly, and most of them are bores. " ‐ Newark Star-Ledger
Posted Nov 12, 2015
1/5 26% Heist (2015) "Bobby, seriously, what the hell is happening? " ‐ New York Daily News
Posted Nov 11, 2015
2.5/4 87% The Peanuts Movie (2015) "It's a mediocre movie, Charlie Brown. " ‐ Newark Star-Ledger
Posted Nov 6, 2015
4/4 96% Spotlight (2015) "This tautly directed, terrifically acted movie springs from a Boston Globe investigation a decade ago that led to hundreds of incidents of abuse - in reality, an entire perverted culture - being hauled out into the sanitizing glare of daylight. " ‐ Newark Star-Ledger
Posted Nov 5, 2015
2.5/4 74% Trumbo (2015) "Trumbo was hauled out of Congress shouting about American concentration camps. How do you fail to find the drama in that? Roach and McNamara find a way. " ‐ Newark Star-Ledger
Posted Nov 5, 2015
4/5 97% Brooklyn (2015) "There's great humor and touching, tentative romance. And gradually the film turns its very specific story of one immigrant into a moving group portrait. " ‐ New York Daily News
Posted Nov 4, 2015
3/4 65% Spectre (2015) "It's not the best Bond you've ever seen, but on a scale of 1 to 10, it's a solid 008. " ‐ Newark Star-Ledger
Posted Nov 3, 2015
2/4 45% Scouts Guide to the Zombie Apocalypse (2015) "The result is a movie that's outrageous without being funny, and gruesome without being scary. " ‐ Newark Star-Ledger
Posted Oct 29, 2015
2.5/4 34% Our Brand is Crisis (2015) "A slick political dramedy with bursts of personal humor but an overdose of Hollywood gloss ... " ‐ Newark Star-Ledger
Posted Oct 29, 2015
2/4 8% Rock the Kasbah (2015) "It needs a smarter script. It needs at least two or three perfectly engineered, joke-after-joke sequences. It needs a smart director - did you really do "Wag the Dog," Levinson? - whose idea of political satire goes beyond freshman-year sarcasm. " ‐ Newark Star-Ledger
Posted Oct 23, 2015
3/4 73% Suffragette (2015) "In minimizing the usual scenes that fill this sort of film - terribly awkward breakfasts at the country house, men wagging their chinwhiskers at each other - Gavron finds room for others. " ‐ Newark Star-Ledger
Posted Oct 23, 2015
3/4 97% Heart of a Dog (2015) "When it comes to death, facts are beside the point. Sometimes all you need to see are bare trees. Or a wintry landscape. Or a small dog, too sick and tired to stand. " ‐ Newark Star-Ledger
Posted Oct 21, 2015
3.5/4 94% Room (2015) "What could have been a sordid, exploitive film is really a tribute to a mother's love, and a child's imagination. " ‐ Newark Star-Ledger
Posted Oct 16, 2015
3.5/4 92% Beasts of No Nation (2015) "It's not only a moving film but, far rarer, an important one, calling our attention to one war that never ends: The war on innocence. " ‐ Newark Star-Ledger
Posted Oct 15, 2015
3/4 76% Goosebumps (2015) "The pace is great, with the last hour being an all-out monster attack, as all of Stine's creatures - a werewolf, zombies, a mummy, murderous garden trolls and a particularly sarcastic ventriloquist's dummy - go on the rampage. " ‐ Newark Star-Ledger
Posted Oct 15, 2015
2/4 61% Truth (2015) "Its only agenda seems to be to uncritically support the person on whose memoir, not surprisingly, it's based. It's not a real drama. It's an argument for the defense. It skips who, what, when, where and why and goes straight to whine. " ‐ Newark Star-Ledger
Posted Oct 14, 2015
3.5/4 91% Bridge of Spies (2015) "Steven Spielberg's latest is a solid, quietly made drama carefully wrapped around a civics lesson. " ‐ Newark Star-Ledger
Posted Oct 14, 2015
3.5/4 71% Crimson Peak (2015) "At its worst, and best, "Crimson Peak" exists in a weird parallel world where very separate rules of logic apply. It's a true waking nightmare. " ‐ Newark Star-Ledger
Posted Oct 14, 2015
1.5/4 27% Pan (2015) "For all the eye-popping effects and hyperkinetic action, there's no joyful innocence here. There's no sense of childlike wonder. Just a lifeless machine, dully ticking away like a clock in a crocodile's belly. " ‐ Newark Star-Ledger
Posted Oct 9, 2015
3/4 86% Steve Jobs (2015) "Can you be a nice guy, and a great man? Steve Jobs is the case in point, and "Steve Jobs" says no. " ‐ Newark Star-Ledger
Posted Oct 8, 2015
2.5/4 72% He Named Me Malala (2015) "Malala's a smart, brave, charming young teen. Guggenheim obviously admires her. So why does he think a girl who faced down a gun barrel can't stand up to a provocative question or two? " ‐ Newark Star-Ledger
Posted Oct 2, 2015
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