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Theresa Smith

Theresa Smith
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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
3.5/5 88% Wind River (2017) A finely sketched character-driven murder mystery, Wind River is a beautifully penned piece of work from Taylor Sheridan, who makes his directing debut.‐ Weekend Special (South Africa)
Read More | Posted Nov 3, 2017
4/5 85% It (2017) Creepy and yet emotionally resonant, It is a disturbing reboot of a scary '80s film character.‐ Weekend Special (South Africa)
Read More | Posted Sep 22, 2017
2/5 16% The Dark Tower (2017) Despite rich source material, The Dark Tower film version feels rather lifeless.‐ Weekend Special (South Africa)
Read More | Posted Sep 15, 2017
3/5 93% Baby Driver (2017) The film is not going to give you some great insight into the condition of man, but it is going to get you walking out the cinema with the urge to burn some rubber.‐ Weekend Special (South Africa)
Read More | Posted Aug 10, 2017
2.5/5 No Score Yet Krotoa (2017) Inspired by real people, historical drama Krotoa slinks onto our local film circuit with very mixed media fanfare.‐ Weekend Special (South Africa)
Read More | Posted Aug 4, 2017
3/5 49% Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets (2017) Two dimensional acting mars a beautifully realised multi-dimensional concept of a huge city filled with aliens from all over the galaxy.‐ Weekend Special (South Africa)
Read More | Posted Jul 21, 2017
3.5/5 61% The Odyssey (L'odyssée) (2016) Beautifully filmed, The Odyssey tells the story of the Jacques-Yves Cousteau you did not get to know through his documentary films.‐ Weekend Special (South Africa)
Read More | Posted Jul 14, 2017
2.5/5 16% The Mummy (2017) A soulless, flat insult to contemporary audiences.‐ Weekend Special (South Africa)
Read More | Posted Jun 9, 2017
2.5/5 18% Baywatch (2017) The guffaws were few and far between.‐ Weekend Special (South Africa)
Read More | Posted Jun 2, 2017
3.5/5 30% Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales (2017) This is a franchise which may have run out of the kind of steam film critics are looking for, but it still delivers for the popcorn munchers.‐ Weekend Special (South Africa)
Read More | Posted May 26, 2017
3.5/5 68% Alien: Covenant (2017) Splendid visual effects and plenty of nostalgia makes this latest Alien prequel an action-filled space horror which is sharper than its immediate predecessor.‐ Weekend Special (South Africa)
Read More | Posted May 19, 2017
2.5/5 29% King Arthur: Legend Of The Sword (2017) It moves fast, which hides its lack of drama -- there's no tension here, just lots of stuff happening. There's also no plot or character development.‐ Weekend Special (South Africa)
Read More | Posted May 14, 2017
4.5/5 83% Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 (2017) This sequel to the very successful introduction of the Guardians of the Galaxy gives us more of the same fun - dazzling CGI, funny one-liners and a simply adorable Groot.‐ Weekend Special (South Africa)
Read More | Posted May 14, 2017
3.5/5 67% The Fate of the Furious (2017) As always the banter between Roman (Gibson) and Tej Parker (Ludacris) provides the funny, Hobbs gets an excuse to painfully body-slam several people to the floor, and Letty comes up with a clever bit of mechanical know-how to save the day.‐ Weekend Special (South Africa)
Read More | Posted May 14, 2017
3/5 88% Blood Father (2016) A surprisingly solid action thriller, Blood Father delivers exactly what you expect, and then some.‐ Independent Online (South Africa)
Read More | Posted Nov 18, 2016
3/5 60% Alone in Berlin (2017) The original story has been so Hollywood-ised that any themes of moral and political complexity have become lost in the blandness.‐ Independent Online (South Africa)
Read More | Posted Nov 18, 2016
3/5 63% Storks (2016) It's all very cutesy and the visual gags will keep the children happy, but there are no surprises.‐ Independent Online (South Africa)
Read More | Posted Nov 11, 2016
4/5 94% Arrival (2016) Amy Adams grounds the film with a solidly engaging performance.‐ Independent Online (South Africa)
Read More | Posted Nov 11, 2016
4/5 89% Doctor Strange (2016) It is an entertaining action movie that features a confident lead who takes the role seriously, so you take the story about magic seriously.‐ Independent Online (South Africa)
Read More | Posted Nov 4, 2016
4/5 50% Shepherds and Butchers (2016) Watching Shepherds and Butchers is a harrowing experience that would sway you if you don't already have any firm opinion about capital punishment.‐ Independent Online (South Africa)
Read More | Posted Oct 28, 2016
3/5 38% Jack Reacher: Never Go Back (2016) As sequels go, this one gives us more of the same as the first, which, if you choose to watch it, is kind of what you want, isn't it?‐ Independent Online (South Africa)
Read More | Posted Oct 21, 2016
3/5 74% Trolls (2016) Super cute and filled with sparkly glitter, Trolls drips with positivity, singing and dancing.‐ Independent Online (South Africa)
Read More | Posted Oct 21, 2016
3/5 45% Hands of Stone (2016) If you only know the name Durán, then this is a good way of learning more. Plus, this is a good calling card for the under-rated Ramirez who shows he can totally lead a film.‐ Independent Online (South Africa)
Read More | Posted Oct 21, 2016
3/5 63% Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children (2016) Style trumps substance in Burton's latest movie, even as he doesn't quite go full-bore peculiar as the title suggests.‐ Independent Online (South Africa)
Read More | Posted Oct 14, 2016
3/5 70% Café Society (2016) In the canon of Woody Allen, this one fits in somewhere between Match Point and Midnight in Paris. Predictable, though filled with charming visuals, it is a story for the brain rather than the heart.‐ Independent Online (South Africa)
Read More | Posted Oct 14, 2016
3/5 No Score Yet Sy Klink Soos Lente (2016) A pleasant surprise, Sy Klink Soos Lente is less rom-com and more character sketch. ‐ Independent Online (South Africa)
Read More | Posted Oct 3, 2016
3/5 74% The Secret Life of Pets (2016) So what if this is Toy Story with pets, but minus the depth or narrative logic? There are lots of one-liners and clever visual puns to keep you laughing.‐ Independent Online (South Africa)
Read More | Posted Sep 30, 2016
3/5 81% Labyrinth Of Lies (2015) An eye-opening story about the importance of seeking the truth.‐ Independent Online (South Africa)
Read More | Posted Sep 30, 2016
3/5 63% The Magnificent Seven (2016) While you know where the storyline is going, what keeps you interested are the well-choreographed action set pieces and the jokes.‐ Independent Online (South Africa)
Read More | Posted Sep 23, 2016
3/5 70% The Infiltrator (2016) Bryan Cranston and John Leguizamo's excellent characterisation saves this crime drama from stewing too much in its rather obvious plotting.‐ Independent Online (South Africa)
Read More | Posted Sep 19, 2016
2/5 25% Ben-Hur (2016) The latest Ben-Hur remake plods along, which is odd since it is is at least an hour-and-a-half shorter than the very long 1959 version.‐ Independent Online (South Africa)
Read More | Posted Sep 19, 2016
4/5 No Score Yet Dora's Peace (2016) This is Qubeka's film, [and] her performance is magnetic.‐ Independent Online (South Africa)
Read More | Posted Sep 6, 2016
4/5 No Score Yet Dis Koue Kos, Skat (2016) Director Etienne Fourie follows up his quirky Afrikaans fantasy, Die Windpomp, with a solid adaptation of Marita van der Vyver's book of foodie revenge.‐ Independent Online (South Africa)
Read More | Posted Aug 26, 2016
4/5 84% Star Trek Beyond (2016) The script is funny, the film is tauter, but less uptight, than Into Darkness and it charms you along in old-school Star Trek fashion with its emphasis on teamwork.‐ Independent Online (South Africa)
Read More | Posted Aug 26, 2016
4/5 97% Kubo and the Two Strings (2016) Haunting, scary and enchanting, Laika's latest production is an original story that features an appealing main character and richly detailed backgrounds you can almost touch.‐ Independent Online (South Africa)
Read More | Posted Aug 19, 2016
4/5 No Score Yet Alison (2015) The documentary is frank and chilling. Yet, it is also surprisingly warm and inspirational.‐ Independent Online (South Africa)
Read More | Posted Aug 12, 2016
2/5 35% Mike and Dave Need Wedding Dates (2016) The characters aren't consistent and ultimately this is just one long stretched-out gag.‐ Independent Online (South Africa)
Read More | Posted Aug 12, 2016
4/5 87% Florence Foster Jenkins (2016) Comical, affectionate and sentimental, Florence Foster Jenkins is a film about a woman who decided she could, so she did.‐ Independent Online (South Africa)
Read More | Posted Aug 12, 2016
3/5 26% Suicide Squad (2016) It starts off so well, but then the heavy hand of corporate DC filmmaking just leaches all the fizz and colour out of it.‐ Independent Online (South Africa)
Read More | Posted Aug 5, 2016
4/5 No Score Yet Nobody's Died Laughing (2016) Insightful, at times funny and poignant.‐ Independent Online (South Africa)
Read More | Posted Aug 1, 2016
4/5 No Score Yet Wonder Boy for President (2016) A surprisingly gentle satire about our political system.‐ Independent Online (South Africa)
Read More | Posted Aug 1, 2016
3/5 74% Ghostbusters (2016) We have seen the story before -- it is just that the enjoyable thing here is, we have not seen it with women leading the way before.‐ Independent Online (South Africa)
Read More | Posted Jul 29, 2016
3/5 55% Jason Bourne (2016) Fast-paced, with a score that really ratchets up the tension, this is a thrilling return to a very familiar landscape.‐ Independent Online (South Africa)
Read More | Posted Jul 29, 2016
2/5 No Score Yet Twee Grade van Moord (2016) Twee Grade van Moord spends a lot of time telling you what is going on, wasting a cast of usually good actors who can show very well without having trite dialogue stuffed into their mouths.‐ Independent Online (South Africa)
Read More | Posted Jul 22, 2016
2/5 21% Marauders (2016) As B-grade movies go, this is pretty much par for the course - the plot is an excuse to show choreographed mayhem and that is what director Miller has concentrated on.‐ Independent Online (South Africa)
Read More | Posted Jul 15, 2016
3/5 36% The Legend of Tarzan (2016) Truth and accuracy are not key factors here, neither is intricacy of plot. The film was created to be a simple blockbuster and the story experience lies in the sweeping visuals that look great on the big screen.‐ Independent Online (South Africa)
Read More | Posted Jul 15, 2016
4/5 74% Miles Ahead (2016) This is less about ticking off "and then and then and then" boxes and more about exploring the demons the musician grappled with even as his talent drove him, rather than gently inspired him, to create music.‐ Independent Online (South Africa)
Read More | Posted Jul 8, 2016
3/5 36% Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Out of the Shadows (2016) Their exuberance keeps the goofy film going whenever the ooze dries up, but never fear, the next scene will feature snot, brain fluid or some sort of ooze to satisfy the 10-year-old next to you.‐ Independent Online (South Africa)
Read More | Posted Jul 1, 2016
4/5 No Score Yet The Endless River (2015) The viewer does step away with their own questions about what power they have in a similar situation and how much your race will dictate your agency.‐ Independent Online (South Africa)
Read More | Posted Jul 1, 2016
4/5 75% The BFG (2016) As always, Spielberg is good at finding the magic in small moments.‐ Independent Online (South Africa)
Read More | Posted Jul 1, 2016