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Tara Thorne
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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
No Score Yet Call of the Forest: the Forgotten Wisdom of Trees (2016) It's all very earnest and sobering, not to mention beautifully shot by the director himself.‐ The Coast (Halifax, Nova Scotia)
Read More | Posted Mar 23, 2017
70% Beauty and the Beast (2017) The movie is so well-cast that even the tiniest parts pop -- Stanley Tucci wears gold shoes and doesn't speak! Audra McDonald sings! -- and that's before you get to the peerless Emma Thompson as Mrs. Potts.‐ The Coast (Halifax, Nova Scotia)
Read More | Posted Mar 22, 2017
78% Kong: Skull Island (2017) Bizarrely entertaining, but not recommended.‐ The Coast (Halifax, Nova Scotia)
Read More | Posted Mar 15, 2017
3% I, Frankenstein (2014) Stabbing along at a plodding 90 minutes, I, Frankenstein is toothless and dull, with no fun to be found, a PG-rated Saturday morning cartoon at best. Keep swinging, Eckhart.‐ The Coast (Halifax, Nova Scotia)
Read More | Posted Mar 10, 2017
30% The Monuments Men (2014) This latest project from the Lake Como Vanity Project Yacht is all winky Ocean's 11 crap and way too many monologues from Sir George, whose film career has been coasting on alleged charm since Return of the Killer Tomatoes.‐ The Coast (Halifax, Nova Scotia)
Read More | Posted Mar 10, 2017
96% The LEGO Movie (2014) It's equal parts clever, hilarious and full of heart.‐ The Coast (Halifax, Nova Scotia)
Read More | Posted Mar 10, 2017
48% RoboCop (2014) Not funny enough and video-game violent, Robocop is more like a fanfic than a movie.‐ The Coast (Halifax, Nova Scotia)
Read More | Posted Mar 10, 2017
23% That Awkward Moment (2014) Three of the best young actors working-Zac Efron, Michael B. Jordan and Miles Teller-star in this tonal misfire that can't decide whether it wants to be American Pie or early David Gordon Green. And so we all suffer.‐ The Coast (Halifax, Nova Scotia)
Read More | Posted Mar 10, 2017
59% Non-Stop (2014) It was ok, enjoyable cheesy action.‐ The Coast (Halifax, Nova Scotia)
Read More | Posted Mar 10, 2017
80% Mr. Peabody & Sherman (2014) Like The Lego Movie, Mr. Peabody and Sherman is a story about learning to be your best self, and it's nearly as sharp and just as funny.‐ The Coast (Halifax, Nova Scotia)
Read More | Posted Mar 10, 2017
23% Need For Speed (2014) Paul is trying for James Dean but ends up at Steven Seagal. Dumb, dumb, dumb.‐ The Coast (Halifax, Nova Scotia)
Read More | Posted Mar 10, 2017
77% Noah (2014) Noah is incredibly compelling visually, as Aronofosky manages to bend the source text into an environmental allegory about how Man is the worst.‐ The Coast (Halifax, Nova Scotia)
Read More | Posted Mar 10, 2017
89% Captain America: The Winter Soldier (2014) So all of this critical foam about how The Winter Soldier is highly political with its internet leaks and whistleblowers is just the scum on the glass after a refreshing egg cream-a leftover, a thing to wash off.‐ The Coast (Halifax, Nova Scotia)
Read More | Posted Mar 10, 2017
60% Draft Day (2014) Kevin Costner's unexpected comeback continues with this surprisingly fine sports jam in the vein of Moneyball-it's not about the meal, it's about how the sausage gets made.‐ The Coast (Halifax, Nova Scotia)
Read More | Posted Mar 10, 2017
92% The Grand Budapest Hotel (2014) As usual, it's beautifully set-designed, impeccably scored and acted with all the emotion of Hannibal Lecter on a bender.‐ The Coast (Halifax, Nova Scotia)
Read More | Posted Mar 10, 2017
89% Tim's Vermeer (2014) But the doc is worth a look for Jenison himself-a calm, engaging presence whose success you root for-and for its back half, which shows the process he goes through to recreate the setting of Vermeer's The Music Lesson.‐ The Coast (Halifax, Nova Scotia)
Read More | Posted Mar 10, 2017
20% Transcendence (2014) Well-made but just a bit muddy, Transcendence doesn't reach its goal height but looks good trying. ‐ The Coast (Halifax, Nova Scotia)
Read More | Posted Mar 10, 2017
44% Trailer Park Boys: Don't Legalize It (2014) There are some funny physical comedy bits-Wells is the best at them-but nothing especially riotous ever happens, and Haligonians will notice the city standing in for everything but Parliament Hill.‐ The Coast (Halifax, Nova Scotia)
Read More | Posted Mar 10, 2017
52% The Amazing Spider-Man 2 (2014) If she could just get away from him she would be safe. She would be free. She wouldn't be falling, falling, falling, needing him to catch her just one last time, and failing.‐ The Coast (Halifax, Nova Scotia)
Read More | Posted Mar 10, 2017
24% The Other Woman (2014) But, but, but: Mann and Diaz make a surprisingly entertaining comedy team, swiping at each other with impeccable timing... the whole enterprise is at least 40 percent better than you ever thought it could be.‐ The Coast (Halifax, Nova Scotia)
Read More | Posted Mar 10, 2017
73% Neighbors (2014) Neighbors is a surprise and a delight.‐ The Coast (Halifax, Nova Scotia)
Read More | Posted Mar 10, 2017
85% Under the Skin (2014) Glazer judges the men who die as he leers at Johansson in the exact same manner. Then there's a fire, and you wonder why you bothered.‐ The Coast (Halifax, Nova Scotia)
Read More | Posted Mar 10, 2017
61% The Grand Seduction (2014) The Grand Seduction is good-looking, well-cast and funny like an old CBC comedy. Totally fine.‐ The Coast (Halifax, Nova Scotia)
Read More | Posted Mar 10, 2017
91% X-Men: Days of Future Past (2014) Director Bryan Singer infuses some actual humour up in this piece, and even though the whole thing is a sprawling, stupid mess (JFK?), it's entertaining, which is the best you can hope for in a series on track to outpace Nightmare on Elm Street.‐ The Coast (Halifax, Nova Scotia)
Read More | Posted Mar 10, 2017
54% Fading Gigolo (2014) Tone-deaf, ugly to look at... Fading Gigolo is one man's tribute to himself, decades too late.‐ The Coast (Halifax, Nova Scotia)
Read More | Posted Mar 9, 2017
50% Maleficent (2014) The final battle, where Maleficent takes on her ex and his army, is exciting and horrible, but the movie leading up to it feels like an underwritten outline: Good > Bad > Good? > Dragon.‐ The Coast (Halifax, Nova Scotia)
Read More | Posted Mar 9, 2017
81% The Fault In Our Stars (2014) Woodley is one of our most interesting young actors-even though her post-Spectacular Now material has been subpar, this included-and they're great together. Even if you don't believe it for a second (nope), you're going to cry. ‐ The Coast (Halifax, Nova Scotia)
Read More | Posted Mar 9, 2017
84% 22 Jump Street (2014) The movie is neither here nor there plot-wise and needs some better female characters-ladycops, anyone?-but coasts merrily along on Tatum and Hill's tremendous chemistry and charm. Pointless? Yes. Fun? The most.‐ The Coast (Halifax, Nova Scotia)
Read More | Posted Mar 9, 2017
82% Tracks (2014) Directed with respect and grace by John Curran (We Don't Live Here Anymore), Tracks' endless sandscapes and harsh outback make for a lovely, vaguely experimental character piece in the vein of Kelly Reichardt's Meek's Cutoff.‐ The Coast (Halifax, Nova Scotia)
Read More | Posted Mar 9, 2017
18% Transformers: Age of Extinction (2014) In 1871, the Great Chicago Fire burned miles of the city, but it would be nearly destroyed by something much worse, 140 years later.‐ The Coast (Halifax, Nova Scotia)
Read More | Posted Mar 9, 2017
92% Logan (2017) The women do not suffer their deaths with any less violence. Three important men, named, with histories and layers, die too. The movie pauses and allows each of their passings a solemn grace, as dictated by its audience, single-minded and insatiable.‐ The Coast (Halifax, Nova Scotia)
Read More | Posted Mar 8, 2017
97% The Salesman (Forushande) (2017) It's a stoic movie, with the details of the offscreen assault unravelling slowly, and the climax is one brief, tiny bit of violence, but The Salesman has spent so much careful time building to it that it hits like a gut-punch.‐ The Coast (Halifax, Nova Scotia)
Read More | Posted Feb 15, 2017
14% Below her Mouth (2016) [The sex scenes] are hot and all, but Below Her Mouth makes the mistake of not having an interesting story to tie those scenes into.‐ The Coast (Halifax, Nova Scotia)
Read More | Posted Feb 9, 2017
83% The Founder (2017) The movie seems fairly disgusted by Kroc's actions, but like director John Lee Hancock's The Blind Side, it's also tonally confused -- not quite a drama, but not a satire either.‐ The Coast (Halifax, Nova Scotia)
Read More | Posted Feb 1, 2017
97% Moonlight (2016) This is unmissable.‐ The Coast (Halifax, Nova Scotia)
Read More | Posted Jan 25, 2017
88% 20th Century Women (2017) Mills, a graphic designer, injects 20th Century Women with beautiful, hazy, colourful effects and interstitial artistic side notes, and they only add to the experience of this eminently watchable film, a love letter from son to mother.‐ The Coast (Halifax, Nova Scotia)
Read More | Posted Jan 25, 2017
79% American Honey (2016) One of the year's best, by a long shot.‐ The Coast (Halifax, Nova Scotia)
Read More | Posted Nov 3, 2016
51% The Accountant (2016) Ridiculous yet entertaining.‐ The Coast (Halifax, Nova Scotia)
Read More | Posted Oct 20, 2016
23% Tammy (2014) It drags and it befuddles, but like most McCarthy properties, Tammy sings when she's onscreen. Worth the bumps.‐ The Coast (Halifax, Nova Scotia)
Read More | Posted Jul 27, 2016
89% Obvious Child (2014) A sensitive, bawdy delight.‐ The Coast (Halifax, Nova Scotia)
Read More | Posted Jul 27, 2016
67% Lucy (2014) Ms. Scarlett is mad appealing, capable and fierce. Lucy is no more illogical than any superhero movie you've ever seen, and an hour shorter.‐ The Coast (Halifax, Nova Scotia)
Read More | Posted Jul 27, 2016
87% A Most Wanted Man (2014) It drags on a little long, but you can't look away.‐ The Coast (Halifax, Nova Scotia)
Read More | Posted Jul 26, 2016
17% Sex Tape (2014) Segel and Diaz have a great rapport, and though nothing innovative or rip-roaring happens in the extended comic setpieces, the whole enterprise is enjoyable enough, pure Not As Bad As It Looks.‐ The Coast (Halifax, Nova Scotia)
Read More | Posted Jul 26, 2016
83% Begin Again (2014) It's in parts painfully earnest, never more so than when Ruffalo sees instruments come to life while Knightley plays alone onstage, but it moves along at a nice clip and the recording scenes are shot well.‐ The Coast (Halifax, Nova Scotia)
Read More | Posted Jul 26, 2016
78% St. Vincent (2014) St. Vincent is both enjoyable and tear-making-it's a terrific debut for Lieberher-even though you really, really know better.‐ The Coast (Halifax, Nova Scotia)
Read More | Posted Jul 26, 2016
94% Whiplash (2014) This is not a music movie-the numbers are dense and joyless-it's a sports movie, and a very assured one for a guy clearly reaching for the stars himself.‐ The Coast (Halifax, Nova Scotia)
Read More | Posted Jul 26, 2016
80% Heartbeat (2014) The standout is Clattenburg, in her film debut, who turns in a sensitive, natural performance that keeps the movie firmly in our shabby houses, on our leaf-covered streets, wielding our instruments for all the world to see.‐ The Coast (Halifax, Nova Scotia)
Read More | Posted Jul 26, 2016
79% The Theory of Everything (2014) In an era seriously lacking in serious movie stars, it's great to see young actors like Jones and Redmayne get to go for broke in a movie that mostly deserves them.‐ The Coast (Halifax, Nova Scotia)
Read More | Posted Jul 26, 2016
88% Foxcatcher (2014) Foxcatcher is a different beast, just sitting there with nothing to say. ‐ The Coast (Halifax, Nova Scotia)
Read More | Posted Jul 26, 2016
73% Ghostbusters (2016) The movie is very funny, but Holtzmann? She's the real otherworldly force here.‐ The Coast (Halifax, Nova Scotia)
Read More | Posted Jul 21, 2016