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Susan Granger

Susan Granger
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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
4/10 33% Live By Night (2017) Fumbling and unfocused, it's fatally flawed. ‐ SSG Syndicate
Posted Jan 17, 2017
4/10 17% Assassin's Creed (2016) This time-tripping, sci-fi fantasy rarely rises above incoherence. ‐ SSG Syndicate
Posted Jan 13, 2017
6/10 79% Patriots Day (2017) Sober, by-the-numbers docudrama, simplistically concluding that tragedy can bring out the best in everyone. ‐ SSG Syndicate
Posted Jan 10, 2017
7/10 81% The Founder (2017) Slick and slyly sleazy, revealing the Faustian bargain that created one of the world's largest food corporations. ‐ SSG Syndicate
Posted Jan 9, 2017
8/10 95% Fences (2016) Formidable drama, depicting the essential African-American experience, featuring authentic, award-worthy performances from Viola Davis and Denzel Washington. ‐ SSG Syndicate
Posted Jan 4, 2017
10/10 88% Lion (2016) It's the intimate, uplifting drama you've been yearning for... ‐ SSG Syndicate
Posted Jan 2, 2017
7/10 92% 20th Century Women (2017) Sensitive yet snarky, observing, "Wondering if you're happy is just a shortcut to being depressed." ‐ SSG Syndicate
Posted Dec 23, 2016
6/10 31% Passengers (2016) With likeable/bankable Chris Pratt and Jennifer Lawrence, it's a terrific sci-fi premise that, sadly, squanders its compelling castaway concept. ‐ SSG Syndicate
Posted Dec 22, 2016
4/10 40% Why Him? (2016) Blatantly crass, crude and raunchy, it's only occasionally amusing, prompting the question: Why bother? ‐ SSG Syndicate
Posted Dec 20, 2016
7/10 87% A Monster Calls (2017) A shivery, insightful melodrama, it's truly heartbreaking. ‐ SSG Syndicate
Posted Dec 17, 2016
6/10 85% Rogue One: A Star Wars Story (2016) The stars are gone, much of the spirit has been lost, leaving only a lot more wars. So this is a space-faring, big-screen computer game with hoards of Stormtroopers. ‐ SSG Syndicate
Posted Dec 17, 2016
8/10 92% Hidden Figures (2017) Uplifting true story, delivering an inspiring message of hope... ‐ SSG Syndicate
Posted Dec 14, 2016
7/10 89% Loving (2016) Slow, sensitive and subdued - timely primarily because it paved the way for the more recent controversy over same-sex marriage. ‐ SSG Syndicate
Posted Dec 10, 2016
6/10 54% Rules Don't Apply (2016) Stylish, nostalgic farce, yet stilted - with a story that inevitably culminates in disillusionment... ‐ SSG Syndicate
Posted Dec 6, 2016
7/10 89% Jackie (2016) Solemn and mesmerizing, propelling Natalie Portman into serious Oscar contention... ‐ SSG Syndicate
Posted Dec 3, 2016
2/10 23% Bad Santa 2 (2016) Such a disappointing sequel - proving that politically incorrect vulgarity isn't always funny. ‐ SSG Syndicate
Posted Dec 3, 2016
5/10 69% Miss Sloane (2016) This dense political melodrama falls flat, despite its formidable leading lady. ‐ SSG Syndicate
Posted Nov 30, 2016
6/10 61% Allied (2016) Sluggish, stylized and superficial... ‐ SSG Syndicate
Posted Nov 29, 2016
10/10 93% La La Land (2016) Unabashedly twinkly and entrancing, affectionately recalling the Golden Era of Hollywood musicals. ‐ SSG Syndicate
Posted Nov 29, 2016
7/10 72% Nocturnal Animals (2016) Sleek and sophisticated, focusing on surreal passions and suspenseful revenge... ‐ SSG Syndicate
Posted Nov 25, 2016
9/10 96% Manchester by the Sea (2016) An unflinching, emotionally devastating tear-jerker. ‐ SSG Syndicate
Posted Nov 24, 2016
6/10 71% Bleed For This (2016) Sweaty and scrappy with sports stereotypes and showboating sentiment... ‐ SSG Syndicate
Posted Nov 22, 2016
5/10 45% Billy Lynn's Long Halftime Walk (2016) Usually insightful Ang Lee fumbles on this one - with shallow dialogue, inconsistent satire and stilted pacing. ‐ SSG Syndicate
Posted Nov 22, 2016
8/10 95% Moana (2016) Enlightened and empowering, introducing a new Disney heroine. ‐ SSG Syndicate
Posted Nov 21, 2016
8/10 73% Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them (2016) Engaging and enchanting, a fun-filled return to the wizarding world.... ‐ SSG Syndicate
Posted Nov 16, 2016
7/10 95% The Edge of Seventeen (2016) Savvy & wryly sardonic, depicting the fragility of adolescent angst without being self-conscious... ‐ SSG Syndicate
Posted Nov 15, 2016
8/10 98% Moonlight (2016) An anguished, achingly affecting, incandescent, coming-of-age story - shattering stereotypes of the LGBTQ community. ‐ SSG Syndicate
Posted Nov 12, 2016
5/10 48% Almost Christmas (2016) Familiar and formulaic, including the outtakes during the final credits. ‐ SSG Syndicate
Posted Nov 12, 2016
2/10 3% Shut In (2016) Tedious - it's a total waster of time and talent... ‐ SSG Syndicate
Posted Nov 12, 2016
6/10 75% Trolls (2016) Sugary & syrupy - with a rockin' soundtrack... ‐ SSG Syndicate
Posted Nov 12, 2016
10/10 94% Arrival (2016) Enlightening, inspiring, sci-fi allegory for our times - one of the year's best! ‐ SSG Syndicate
Posted Nov 8, 2016
8/10 90% Doctor Strange (2016) Spectacularly surreal, it's an awesome introduction to a fascinating Marvel character... ‐ SSG Syndicate
Posted Nov 6, 2016
7/10 86% Hacksaw Ridge (2016) Intense and viscerally stunning, idealized and idiosyncratic, it illuminates the first conscientious objector awarded the Medal of Honor. ‐ SSG Syndicate
Posted Nov 6, 2016
5/10 23% American Pastoral (2016) Florid and flawed, compressing Philip Roth's Pulitzer Prize-winning novel into tawdry melodrama. ‐ SSG Syndicate
Posted Nov 6, 2016
8/10 94% The Handmaiden (Ah-ga-ssi) (2016) Elegant and erotic, an elusive, yet exquisite example of sybaritic Asian cinema. ‐ SSG Syndicate
Posted Oct 30, 2016
4/10 19% Inferno (2016) Although Ron Howard and Tom Hanks have collaborated successfully before, this adaptation of Dan Brown's thriller is frenzied and inane, fumbling the franchise. ‐ SSG Syndicate
Posted Oct 29, 2016
6/10 90% Certain Women (2016) Meditative and soulful, occasionally stunning in its bleak silence. ‐ SSG Syndicate
Posted Oct 27, 2016
4/10 21% Boo! A Madea Halloween (2016) Frightful comedy, filled with vulgar slapstick and a mockery of child abuse disguised as 'a good whuppin.' ‐ SSG Syndicate
Posted Oct 26, 2016
6/10 82% Ouija: Origin of Evil (2016) Spooky supernatural story - for those who enjoy being scared. ‐ SSG Syndicate
Posted Oct 22, 2016
3/10 19% Keeping Up With The Joneses (2016) This wannabe satirical action/spy caper goes nowhere at a tedious pace - don't bother... ‐ SSG Syndicate
Posted Oct 22, 2016
7/10 37% Jack Reacher: Never Go Back (2016) Gritty and suspenseful - filled with intense action. ‐ SSG Syndicate
Posted Oct 20, 2016
4/10 No Score Yet Wild Oats (2016) These veteran actresses deserve better material than this predictable, cliche-riddled script. ‐ SSG Syndicate
Posted Oct 15, 2016
5/10 51% The Accountant (2016) So fragmented and contrived that it doesn't add up.... ‐ SSG Syndicate
Posted Oct 15, 2016
6/10 79% American Honey (2016) Subtly scrappy, a rambling, often repetitive road picture, depicting a slice of Americana. ‐ SSG Syndicate
Posted Oct 13, 2016
4/10 43% The Girl on the Train (2016) Flimsy, fragmented - and quite frustrating. ‐ SSG Syndicate
Posted Oct 11, 2016
6/10 81% Denial (2016) Somber and suitably shaming, yet it lacks a satisfying showdown moment... ‐ SSG Syndicate
Posted Oct 11, 2016
7/10 92% Queen of Katwe (2016) Inspirational journey - with compassionate performances - concluding that being a winner can be a mixed blessing. ‐ SSG Syndicate
Posted Oct 4, 2016
6/10 64% Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children (2016) Tim Burton's adaptation of this macabre fantasy is strangely spooky, yet stylish, stumbling where it should soar. ‐ SSG Syndicate
Posted Oct 2, 2016
2/10 10% ClownTown (2016) Totally trashy, several steps beyond creepy. ‐ SSG Syndicate
Posted Sep 29, 2016
4/10 12% I.T. (2016) Pierce Brosnan propels this trivial, formulaic techno-thriller. It's best to disconnect. ‐ SSG Syndicate
Posted Sep 25, 2016