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Tasha Robinson

Tasha Robinson
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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
71% Downsizing (2017) There's so much to love about Downsizing, in its self-aware dialogue, its consciously corny gags, its sense of creativity and adventure, and its vivid creation of an entire new world.‐ The Verge
Read More | Posted Sep 14, 2017
98% The Shape of Water (2017) The Shape of Water is a breathless film, anchored by [Sally] Hawkins' visible, ardent longing for connection, and her fierce defiance when the things she loves are threatened‐ The Verge
Read More | Posted Sep 13, 2017
No Score Yet I Kill Giants (2017) As a first-time film statement, I Kill Giants is particularly assured and remarkable. ‐ The Verge
Read More | Posted Sep 11, 2017
60% Manhunt (2017) It's pretty hilarious, but that only goes so far in an action movie.‐ The Verge
Read More | Posted Sep 11, 2017
85% It (2017) ... Muschietti's eye for striking images is one of the film's core assets... ‐ The Verge
Read More | Posted Sep 6, 2017
16% The Dark Tower (2017) If later [Dark Tower] films do get off the ground, they're going to need to spring from more singular, confident visions than this.‐ The Verge
Read More | Posted Aug 3, 2017
92% Spider-Man: Homecoming (2017) Every time Peter has to choose whether to do his self-appointed job or seize one irreplaceable personal moment with Liz, the strain shows on his face. Civil War made his conflicts big, funny, and thrilling. Homecoming makes them personal.‐ The Verge
Read More | Posted Jun 29, 2017
16% The Mummy (2017) As an introduction, it's functional. As a template for future films, it's a warning that Dark Universe filmmakers are going to need to think about the stories they're telling as much as the stories they're planning.‐ The Verge
Read More | Posted Jun 7, 2017
92% Wonder Woman (2017) The action is crisp and thrilling, but more importantly, it's meaningful... In fierceness and sheer badass fighting prowess, Wonder Woman is a match for the other heroes in her franchise. But in courage and certainty, she tops all of them.‐ The Verge
Read More | Posted Jun 2, 2017
92% Joshua: Teenager vs. Superpower (2017) It's amazing and heartening to see people coming together peacefully, cooperatively, and above all, effectively.‐ The Verge
Read More | Posted May 24, 2017
28% King Arthur: Legend Of The Sword (2017) King Arthur has a vulnerable heart beating somewhere under all the grimy, sweaty muscles lovingly displayed for the camera. It's just buried too often under narrative chaos.‐ The Verge
Read More | Posted May 18, 2017
100% The Endless (2017) Hiccups aside, though, The Endless rapidly develops from a mysterious, elliptical story about cult survivors and strained relationships into a much larger and stranger movie, essentially the Aliens to Resolution's original Alien.‐ The Verge
Read More | Posted May 4, 2017
17% The Circle (2017) Eggers' book pushes past satire into dark farce, where the story's hyperbole feels more like a gag than a coherent warning about the future. The film version doesn't even feel pointed enough to be satire.‐ The Verge
Read More | Posted Apr 28, 2017
67% Life (2017) It's okay to cover the classics; practically every musician wants to play around with their idols' work. But Life feels like a strictly subtractive cover of Alien that loses too much of what made it memorable, and doesn't bring enough new to the table.‐ The Verge
Read More | Posted Mar 24, 2017
71% Beauty and the Beast (2017) It doesn't follow through on many of its gambits. It's much more dedicated to copycatting a classic, while making it bigger, louder, and broader.‐ The Verge
Read More | Posted Mar 23, 2017
54% The Belko Experiment (2017) It could have used a few more weeks on the drafting table, to sharpen its ideas and give it priorities other than gore.‐ The Verge
Read More | Posted Mar 23, 2017
47% Bokeh (2017) Small-budget indie films often have to limit their scope and their sights, but Bokeh takes in enough of the protagonists' deserted, lonely world to feel completely convincing.‐ The Verge
Read More | Posted Mar 23, 2017
99% Get Out (2017) Like so much of Key & Peele's comedy, Get Out is refreshing in its naked, frank aggression about confronting racial issues, with comedy, drama, and sharp, unsparing insight.‐ The Verge
Read More | Posted Feb 24, 2017
93% Logan (2017) The weight of graphic, grotesque violence hangs over the entire movie. But the daring emotional violence lingers longer, well after the lights go down on the final shot.‐ The Verge
Read More | Posted Feb 17, 2017
90% John Wick: Chapter 2 (2017) John Wick: Chapter 2 is an enjoyable enough expansion on the first film. But its final-act setup for John Wick: Chapter 3 is more trying than promising.‐ The Verge
Read More | Posted Feb 10, 2017
7% Rings (2017) The biggest problem with all of this is the overwhelming sense of apathy the film brings to almost everything.‐ The Verge
Read More | Posted Feb 3, 2017
78% Brigsby Bear (2017) An endlessly surprising little charmer of a film that makes sincerity and sweetness into a cinematic virtue again.‐ The Verge
Read More | Posted Jan 27, 2017
89% I don't feel at home in this world anymore. (2017) [Melanie Lynskey's] a huge asset to the movie, and so is Elijah Wood, playing his fragile-but-kinda-unsettling vibe to the hilt.‐ The Verge
Read More | Posted Jan 25, 2017
67% Give Me Future (Give Me Future: Major Lazer in Cuba) (2017) The cinematography and onstage camera access are terrific - one up-close-and-personal wraparound shot of the stage dancers feels like an immersive VR experience waiting to happen.‐ The Verge
Read More | Posted Jan 25, 2017
80% Colossal (2017) It's the kind of film that's guaranteed to make people angry, but it's still unmissable.‐ The Verge
Read More | Posted Jan 25, 2017
83% The Founder (2017) The Founder is a compelling story about American inspiration, ambition, and greed, but it's fairly agnostic about the actual product being sold. ‐ The Verge
Read More | Posted Jan 19, 2017
19% Underworld: Blood Wars (2017) The entire film has the same blue-and-black color palette, and it gets really samey and visually dreary. It means visibility in a lot of scenes is pretty poor.‐ The Verge
Read More | Posted Jan 10, 2017
100% Bright Lights: Starring Carrie Fisher and Debbie Reynolds (2017) It's a melancholy final visit in light of the recent death of both its subjects. But it's still a rare chance for viewers to sneak behind those weird, eccentric compound gates, and hang out as if they were part of the family.‐ The Verge
Read More | Posted Jan 6, 2017
80% Spectral (2016) For a mainstream supernatural-fantasy war film, Spectral is curiously devoted to rhapsodizing about science, and considering the moral implications of scientific discovery. ‐ The Verge
Read More | Posted Dec 15, 2016
75% The Eyes of My Mother (2016) [Pesce] creates some extreme beauty out of ugliness, and he builds amazing tension out of quiet moments and simple movement.‐ The Verge
Read More | Posted Dec 6, 2016
96% Moana (2016) Moana functions as well as it does because the story team ultimately focused on finding everything about Disney stories that worked in 2016, and improving everything that didn't.‐ The Verge
Read More | Posted Nov 29, 2016
73% Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them (2016) If nothing else, it's fun to see that there's a Potterverse outside Harry Potter himself. His world has always been big enough to sustain other stories. Finally, it has a chance to.‐ The Verge
Read More | Posted Nov 18, 2016
44% The Bad Batch (2017) The bizarre fortune-cookie philosophy of its coda just emphasizes how impoverished this film feels when it comes to unifying themes, or a big picture that would find meaning in all the little incidents.‐ The Verge
Read More | Posted Oct 14, 2016
64% Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children (2016) It feels like a curio -- not an eerie, unexplained one, like the vintage photographs that inspired Riggs' Miss Peregrine trilogy, but a dated and familiar one, yanked out of the dusty old boxes piled up in the Burton archive.‐ The Verge
Read More | Posted Sep 30, 2016
93% Queen of Katwe (2016) Mira Nair's inspirational chess drama Queen of Katwe is remarkable in the simplest but most profound way: it's an American film about Africa that doesn't feel like it was made by tourists.‐ The Verge
Read More | Posted Sep 23, 2016
98% Moonlight (2016) One of Moonlight's remarkable strengths is how completely it avoids preaching, after-school messaging, or pat cinematic answers.‐ The Verge
Read More | Posted Sep 15, 2016
51% Mascots (2016) It feels odd to say this, but the primary problem with Christopher Guest's latest improvised-dialogue mockumentary is that it just isn't mean enough.‐ The Verge
Read More | Posted Sep 14, 2016
92% La La Land (2016) The craft of La La Land is impeccable, from the energetically active camera to the staging and production design that re-creates the past without feeling dated. But there's a reckless cockiness to the production as well.‐ The Verge
Read More | Posted Sep 14, 2016
79% American Honey (2016) The joy of American Honey is how easy, relaxed, and sprawling it feels.‐ The Verge
Read More | Posted Sep 14, 2016
89% Loving (2016) It's a patient film, and it requires some patience from its audience. But its rewards are gentle and winning, and for once, a cinematic history lesson that doesn't feel artificial and processed in every pore.‐ The Verge
Read More | Posted Sep 12, 2016
72% The Birth of a Nation (2016) It's not enough to acknowledge that film is doing moviegoers a service in telling a story they may not find familiar. It also has to be acknowledged that it tells it in a wearyingly familiar, conventional way.‐ The Verge
Read More | Posted Sep 12, 2016
85% Sully (2016) It's only appropriate that the film is as competent, efficient, and mildly dull as the people it celebrates.‐ The Verge
Read More | Posted Sep 7, 2016
40% The 9th Life of Louis Drax (2016) Louis Drax shoves magic and monsters into a story that's already overpacked with grindhouse violence, a police procedural, a queasy romance, and incoherent social commentary.‐ The Verge
Read More | Posted Sep 7, 2016
58% The Light Between Oceans (2016) At 132 minutes, the story drags to the point where even natural beauty and sweet intimacy start to wear on the nerves. Cianfrance pushes too hard for his audience's emotional response, with little nuance and strange selectivity.‐ The Verge
Read More | Posted Sep 1, 2016
40% Morgan (2016) First, the film doesn't have any particularly intelligent or clever answers to its own what-if premise. Second, it's operating in the shadow of other science-fiction films that do engage with the same questions.‐ The Verge
Read More | Posted Aug 30, 2016
48% Complete Unknown (2016) The film never comes up with a mission statement or a message that might tie together its wandering scenes, or explain its vague melancholy. In the end, it feels like a life-support system for a single perfect scene .‐ The Verge
Read More | Posted Aug 29, 2016
87% Don't Breathe (2016) Don't Breathe is still a thrilling experience that effectively puts the audience in the protagonists' place: uncertain, cringing, afraid to even breathe because of the potential consequences.‐ The Verge
Read More | Posted Aug 25, 2016
97% Hell or High Water (2016) David Mackenzie's terrifically tense Western Hell or High Water is set in the present, but it keeps emphasizing that in some key ways, life hasn't changed in West Texas since pioneer days.‐ The Verge
Read More | Posted Aug 12, 2016
25% Suicide Squad (2016) It doesn't necessarily fall to this film to define what a villain's journey really means. But like its characters, it's free to operate on its own terms, and it'd be a much stronger story if it took full advantage of that freedom.‐ The Verge
Read More | Posted Aug 2, 2016
81% Equity (2016) The film packs in so much material that it's bound to have dead ends and weak spots, but its confidence in its provocations is compelling.‐ The Verge
Read More | Posted Jul 29, 2016