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Steve Tilley

Steve Tilley
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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
4/5 94% Arrival (2016) If you're yearning for a smart, thoughtful sci-fi film that wonders how first contact with aliens might go down, this tight little gem of a film is a gift from beyond the stars.‐ Toronto Sun
Read More | Posted Nov 10, 2016
2.5/5 36% Blair Witch (2016) While Blair Witch does have a few moments of tension and dread, it simply doesn't recapture the once-in-a-lifetime terror that made the original film so unforgettable.‐ Toronto Sun
Read More | Posted Sep 15, 2016
4/5 97% Kubo and the Two Strings (2016) Animation can be a safe place to explore some trickier topics, and Kubo and the Two Strings has a dash of bitter mixed with the sweet.‐ Toronto Sun
Read More | Posted Aug 18, 2016
2/5 28% Warcraft (2016) The story strives for a complexity that gets undermined again and again by cliche-riddled dialogue, pacing problems and performances that sometimes feel like they came out of a high school adaptation of The Lord of the Rings.‐ Toronto Sun
Read More | Posted Jun 9, 2016
3.5/5 90% 10 Cloverfield Lane (2016) The more you know about it, the less fun it will be.‐ Toronto Sun
Read More | Posted Mar 10, 2016
3.5/4 93% The Little Prince (2016) To be fair, this homage to The Little Prince is a lovely story, lovingly told. And for the first two-thirds of the movie, it feels like one of the freshest animated films in ages.‐ Toronto Sun
Read More | Posted Mar 10, 2016
3/5 13% Ride Along 2 (2016) What it does do - is allow you to park your brain in neutral for 100 minutes, laugh at some silly jokes... and then walk out of theatre and immediately forget it ever happened. And there's nothing wrong with that. In fact, it's kind of refreshing.‐ Toronto Sun
Read More | Posted Feb 4, 2016
4/5 52% I Smile Back (2015) I Smile Back isn't a candy-coated, noble depiction of addiction and the toll it takes on families, but rather a bleak yet honest look at how regular people lose themselves, and how difficult it can be to find the way back.‐ Toronto Sun
Read More | Posted Dec 3, 2015
3.5/5 71% Miss You Already (2015) There are moments of uncomfortable reality, as well as moments of heartfelt beauty.‐ Toronto Sun
Read More | Posted Nov 5, 2015
2/5 72% Crimson Peak (2015) It's not particularly creepy, nor all that emotional, nor even (deliberately) silly.‐ Toronto Sun
Read More | Posted Oct 15, 2015
2.5/5 68% Wolf Totem (2015) Annaud creates a vivid sensory experience that simply doesn't make much of an emotional impact. It's all fur and no fangs.‐ Toronto Sun
Read More | Posted Sep 10, 2015
3/5 66% The Visit (2015) Fortunately, The Visit has a lot of (intentional!) laughs between the creepy bits and jump scares, and never takes itself too seriously.‐ Toronto Sun
Read More | Posted Sep 10, 2015
2.5/5 35% Dragon Blade (Tian jiang xiong shi) (2015) It's all completely over-the-top and loaded with cheese, and the mix of comedy, arch melodrama, sweeping CGI vistas and plentiful if improbable action doesn't quite gel.‐ Toronto Sun
Read More | Posted Sep 3, 2015
3.5/5 80% Cop Car (2015) Despite the occasional pothole, Cop Car is an arresting ride.‐ Toronto Sun
Read More | Posted Aug 27, 2015
2/5 9% Hitman: Agent 47 (2015) What it lacks in brains, Hitman: Agent 47 attempts to make up for with action, even if not much of it is particularly memorable.‐ Toronto Sun
Read More | Posted Aug 20, 2015
2/5 13% Sinister 2 (2015) While nothing about Sinister 2 is especially memorable, it's reasonably entertaining with sufficiently lowered expectations.‐ Toronto Sun
Read More | Posted Aug 20, 2015
3.5/5 93% Mission: Impossible Rogue Nation (2015) While certainly not a disappointment, Mission: Impossible - Rogue Nation sticks too closely to the franchise formula. And unlike its buff star, the whole thing is starting to show its age.‐ Toronto Sun
Read More | Posted Jul 30, 2015
3.5/5 82% Ant-Man (2015) Ant-Man is an entertaining blend of a superhero origin story and a caper film, the funniest and most grounded Marvel movie to date.‐ Jam! Movies
Posted Jul 15, 2015
2.5/5 56% Minions (2015) An entire movie about them feels like eating a bowl of pure sugar. Which means very young kids will love it, while adults might feel a bit nauseous by the end.‐ Jam! Movies
Posted Jul 9, 2015
3.5/5 90% Love & Mercy (2015) The performances are universally great, and the subject matter is captivating.‐ Toronto Sun
Read More | Posted Jun 5, 2015
3/5 75% Good Kill (2015) It's thoughtful and timely, offering an unsettling look at the two faces of modern warfare.‐ Toronto Sun
Read More | Posted May 14, 2015
2.5/5 28% Get Hard (2015) It's like a chocolate wrapped in poop and then dipped in more chocolate. There's no way to enjoy it without tasting some crap.‐ Jam! Movies
Posted Mar 26, 2015
2/5 25% Tracers (2015) The script is as leaden as the actors are fleet-footed.‐ Toronto Sun
Read More | Posted Mar 19, 2015
2/5 9% The Cobbler (2015) Sandler is solid, and a supporting cast that includes Steve Buscemi, Melonie Diaz and Method Man are all very watchable. But the movie is never able to find its footing.‐ Toronto Sun
Read More | Posted Mar 12, 2015
2.5/5 15% The Lazarus Effect (2015) Although it does stagger and groan and stumble around, you wouldn't necessarily say it's alive.‐ Toronto Sun
Read More | Posted Feb 26, 2015
4/5 75% Kingsman: The Secret Service (2015) It's not necessarily trying to reinvent Bond, so much as reminding us that there are other games in town. And they can be just as enjoyable to play.‐ Toronto Sun
Read More | Posted Feb 12, 2015
1.5/5 5% Outcast (2015) Outcast feels sort of like a Chinese pseudo-historical soap opera that's been crashed by a couple of white dudes, forcing everyone to speak English with vaguely British accents.‐ Toronto Sun
Read More | Posted Feb 5, 2015
2.5/5 31% Wild Card (2015) Wild Card doesn't really do [Statham] any favours, despite its rock-solid supporting cast and storied pedigree.‐ Toronto Sun
Read More | Posted Jan 29, 2015
2.5/5 32% The Expendables 3 (2014) The Expendables 3 is like a joke that's been told too many times to still be funny.‐ Jam! Movies
Posted Aug 15, 2014
2.5/5 22% Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (2014) I never thought I'd say these words, but here they are: I wish there was more Michael Bay in this movie.‐ Jam! Movies
Posted Aug 7, 2014
3% Battlefield Earth (2000) It's got bad acting, atrocious dialogue and plot holes you could fly a Harrier jet through -- but the result is more exasperating than comical. ‐ Jam! Movies
Posted Apr 30, 2014
2.5/5 23% Need For Speed (2014) Need for Speed is not Fast & Furious. For better or for worse. Mostly for worse.‐ Jam! Movies
Posted Mar 13, 2014
3/5 49% RoboCop (2014) What we have here is a competent if not exactly memorable sci-fi action movie. A movie that is RoboCop in name only.‐ Jam! Movies
Posted Feb 11, 2014
4/5 96% The LEGO Movie (2014) The Lego Movie is the kind of fine-tuned family-friendly flick that serves two audiences simultaneously, with a non-stop firehose of eye candy for the kids and lots of sharp wit and subtle parody for the grownups.‐ Jam! Movies
Posted Feb 6, 2014
3/5 39% Paranormal Activity: The Marked Ones (2014) Fans know exactly what they're in for when going to a Paranormal Activity movie, and in that respect The Marked Ones delivers.‐ Jam! Movies
Posted Jan 3, 2014
3/5 75% Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues (2013) It's too self-aware, and doesn't back up this winky-winky-hey-look-we're-back-again with enough genuine laughs.‐ Jam! Movies
Posted Dec 17, 2013
3.5/5 67% Elysium (2013) Despite a fertile premise about the 1% of the 1% living on a pristine space station orbiting above earth's teeming and impoverished masses, this movie has far more brawn than smarts.‐ Jam! Movies
Posted Aug 8, 2013
3.5/5 82% Seven Psychopaths (2012) It's been a while since we've seen anyone attempt to riff on/rip off Quentin Tarantino, which is why Seven Psychopaths feels fresher than it might have, say, a decade ago or two.‐ Jam! Movies
Posted Oct 11, 2012
4/5 78% Dredd (2012) It feels like a throwback to a time when action movies were simply movies with action in them, and didn't have to rely on relentless CGI setpieces to hold viewers' attention.‐ Jam! Movies
Posted Sep 21, 2012
1.5/5 17% The Watch (2012) All traces of fun are sucked into a black hole of dense, inescapable comedic mediocrity.‐ Jam! Movies
Posted Jul 27, 2012
3.5/5 83% Comic-Con: Episode IV - A Fan's Hope (2012) A Fan's Hope is (appropriately) hopeful, likening the attendees whose stories it follows to comic book heroes seeking their own type of redemption.‐ Jam! Movies
Posted Apr 20, 2012
2.5/5 52% The Fountain (2006) Chances are you will love The Fountain. Or, you will absolutely hate it.‐ Jam! Movies
Posted Nov 22, 2006
28% Saw III (2006) Saw III is gross and squirmy, but it's got a lot of brains and heart to go along with its guts. Better than Saw and Saw II combined.‐ Toronto Sun
Posted Oct 27, 2006
3.5/5 28% Saw III (2006) Saw III isn't just by far the best film of the series, it's one of the better horror movies of the year.‐ Jam! Movies
Posted Oct 27, 2006
2/5 3% Zoom (2006) When the lights come up after a mercifully short 88 minutes, you'll want to bolt for the exit. Faster than a speeding bullet.‐ Jam! Movies
Posted Aug 12, 2006
3/5 22% Barnyard (2006) What starts out as a strained, silly and strictly-for-the-chitlins collection of talking animal shenanigans redeems itself through sheer force of personality.‐ Jam! Movies
Posted Aug 4, 2006
4/5 85% The Descent (2006) It's weirdly fitting that a movie about going down into the inky depths to face monsters both physical and psychological has actually raised the horror genre to a bright new height.‐ Jam! Movies
Posted Aug 4, 2006
3/5 36% The Fast and the Furious: Tokyo Drift (2006) Shifting the action to Japan makes this third movie in the over-the-top street racing series a lot fresher, but you'll still need to shift your brain into neutral to keep your suspension of disbelief from bottoming out.‐ Jam! Movies
Posted Jun 16, 2006
2/5 30% Silent Hill (2006) Silent Hill starts out promisingly -- atmospheric and creepy -- but degenerates into a muddle of nonsensical plotting, dull characters and unintentional hilarity.‐ Jam! Movies
Posted Apr 21, 2006
2/5 41% American Dreamz (2006) American Dreamz puts reality TV and U.S. politics in its crosshairs, then fails to pull the trigger. It's less entertaining than an average episode of American Idol. And that's saying something.‐ Jam! Movies
Posted Apr 21, 2006