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Tim Grierson

Tim Grierson

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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
80% Confirmation (2016) "The case for Anita Hill -- and all the unknown Anita Hills -- is argued persuasively in "Confirmation," a dutiful, solidly entertaining drama that effectively stirs the viewer's righteous indignation. " ‐ TheWrap
Posted Apr 21, 2016
70% Inside Amy Schumer: Season 4 (TV, 2016) "Still funny without being revelatory, the new season may represent a crossroads of sorts for Schumer: Can the former underdog strike the same rich comedic veins now that she's a star? " ‐ TheWrap
Posted Apr 21, 2016
70% A Hologram for the King (2016) "This modest saga of a struggling American businessman on a work trip to Saudi Arabia can't break free of the cliches that are inherent to such a story, offering done-to-death life lessons about second chances and the value of broadening one's perspective." ‐ Screen International
Posted Apr 20, 2016
76% Elvis & Nixon (2016) "A cheeky, forgettable comedy-drama, "Elvis & Nixon" features a disarmingly off-kilter performance from Michael Shannon, but the film is so superficial and cutesy that it proscribes greater emotional undercurrents." ‐ Screen International
Posted Apr 19, 2016
92% The Measure of a Man (La loi du marché) (2016) "In its own modest way, this quietly crushing drama is not just about how we judge a man -- by his work, by his ability to provide -- but also how men judge themselves using similar criteria. " ‐ Paste Magazine
Posted Apr 14, 2016
91% Green Room (2016) "Good lord is it tense. " ‐ The New Republic
Posted Apr 14, 2016
97% Sing Street (2016) "The beguiling modesty of the film ends up being even more important than its music or incredibly likable characters. Like most of the bands it honors, "Sing Street" may be a bit disposable, but its electric emotions linger like a warm memory. " ‐ The New Republic
Posted Apr 14, 2016
90% Captain America: Civil War (2016) "A gargantuan entertainment that finds room for a little emotional resonance underneath the sterling spectacle, "Captain America: Civil War" is a well-paced, thoroughly satisfying, completely overstuffed action-thriller." ‐ Screen International
Posted Apr 13, 2016
95% The Jungle Book (2016) "This remake's technical miracles are so impressive that, oddly enough, they end up being almost negligible, lost in a sea of confused decisions. " ‐ Popular Mechanics
Posted Apr 13, 2016
81% The Girlfriend Experience: Season 1 (TV, 2016) "Among the many pleasures of "The Girlfriend Experience," chief is its concerted, gripping refusal to define its fascinating central character. As a result, this Starz series is quietly absorbing, even revelatory. " ‐ TheWrap
Posted Apr 7, 2016
22% The Boss (2016) "Trying to balance her trademark bulldozer comedic style with a little more sweetness, Melissa McCarthy gets part of the way there with this sporadically funny film that has moments of real heart amidst a formulaic redemption story." ‐ Screen International
Posted Apr 6, 2016
8.1/10 82% Tale of Tales (Il racconto dei racconti) (2016) "Goosed along by Oscar-winner Alexandre Desplat's bold, otherworldly score, Tale of Tales is an elaborate, sometimes beautiful bedtime story that's most determinedly aimed at adults. " ‐ Paste Magazine
Posted Apr 5, 2016
47% Hardcore Henry (2016) "Future film students may study "Hardcore Henry" to analyze its groundbreaking use of P.O.V. to add intensity and novelty to action movies. But hopefully they'll be able to say that better directors took the innovation and actually did something with it. " ‐ Popular Mechanics
Posted Apr 4, 2016
82% Standing Tall (La Tête Haute) (2016) "Good intentions take "Standing Tall" only so far, as one is left with the impression that the sincerity of the endeavor has outpaced its execution. Here's a movie that's so nobly conceived that you may feel guilty that you don't like it more. " ‐ Paste Magazine
Posted Apr 1, 2016
87% Everybody Wants Some!! (2016) "Richard Linklater has crafted another of his poignant reveries -- not about how youth is squandered on the young but, rather, how youth is actually lived by the young. " ‐ The New Republic
Posted Mar 29, 2016
27% Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice (2016) "Filled with scenes of gloomy characters confronting their demons or wrestling with insipid moral quandaries, this joyless slog isn't a superhero film so much as it is an excruciating therapy session with huge explosions and guys in capes. " ‐ The New Republic
Posted Mar 23, 2016
84% Midnight Special (2016) "Four films into his career, Jeff Nichols seems incapable of making a bad movie, or even an uninteresting one. At a time when most indie filmmakers gauge success by the speed of their graduation to Marvel blockbusters, he continues to forge his own path. " ‐ The New Republic
Posted Mar 17, 2016
37% The Brothers Grimsby (2016) "The movie has plenty of terrible scenes but also three very, very funny ones. I laughed a lot during those three moments, sometimes rather guiltily, but barely managed more than a chuckle elsewhere. " ‐ The New Republic
Posted Mar 10, 2016
90% 10 Cloverfield Lane (2016) "Forget monsters: In "10 Cloverfield Lane," it's the paranoia and claustrophobia that will kill you." ‐ Screen International
Posted Mar 9, 2016
35% The Other Side of the Door (2016) "The film pulls off the nifty trick of being simultaneously highly predictable and infuriatingly manipulative. This "Door" leads nowhere." ‐ Screen International
Posted Mar 4, 2016
26% London Has Fallen (2016) ""London" is deeply dumb, so anything offensive is more a byproduct of thoughtlessness than an act of willful intention. Still, Najafi's ambition to make an old-fashioned action flick means reverting to a bygone way of seeing America's place in the world. " ‐ The New Republic
Posted Mar 3, 2016
46% Knight of Cups (2016) "Terrence Malick's recent films are paintings that move, their swirl of ethereal images stirring visceral responses with an unexpected force that's unlike anybody else working today. But even visionaries get into ruts. " ‐ The New Republic
Posted Mar 2, 2016
8.9/10 97% Cemetery of Splendor (2016) "To watch Cemetery of Splendor is to witness one of our finest filmmakers putting a spell on us. I can't say what everything in this elliptical movie means. But I sure know how it feels -- and it feels astonishing. " ‐ Paste Magazine
Posted Feb 29, 2016
80% Chronic "A pleasingly enigmatic character study." ‐ Screen International
Posted Feb 18, 2016
61% Race (2016) ""Race" is only faintly stirring, turning history into a dry reenactment. " ‐ Screen International
Posted Feb 18, 2016
26% Five Nights in Maine (2016) "A commendably restrained drama that turns out to be too muted for its own good." ‐ Screen International
Posted Feb 17, 2016
54% Triple 9 (2016) "A nicely nasty little crime thriller, "Triple 9" gets off on its pitiless tone and ultra-macho characters, committing to its steely vibe so completely that even the flaws start to feel like compelling quirks. " ‐ Screen International
Posted Feb 17, 2016
23% Zoolander 2 (2016) "The stakes are higher, the action is bigger, the ambitions are grander, the jokes are appreciably less funny. Like many comedy sequels, "Zoolander 2" supersizes everything so that it's that much more apparent how few of the jokes are connecting." ‐ Screen International
Posted Feb 9, 2016
89% Mountains May Depart (Shan he gu ren) (2016) "A frequent chronicler of the massive transformation going on in China -- technological, cultural, economic -- director Jia Zhangke studies how individuals cope when the world they know shifts under their feet. " ‐ Paste Magazine
Posted Feb 9, 2016
78% Where to Invade Next (2016) "As is too often the case with his work, "Where to Invade Next" isn't really about America -- it's about Moore's version of America, which means putting Moore front and center. " ‐ The New Republic
Posted Feb 9, 2016
84% Deadpool (2016) "In its foul-mouthed, aggressively violent way, "Deadpool" proves to be nasty fun, casting a snotty Ryan Reynolds as a vengeance-seeking jerk who may have mutant powers but never acquired the stoicism or valor of the X-Men. " ‐ Screen International
Posted Feb 6, 2016
42% Pride and Prejudice and Zombies (2016) "This is a perfect film for our mash-up/viral culture in which short, clever, easily digestible bits of entertainment are passed along giddily from friend to friend. But most shareable YouTube videos run a couple minutes. "Zombies" is much, much longer. " ‐ The New Republic
Posted Feb 5, 2016
95% Horace and Pete: Season 1 (TV, 2016) "This is an artist with a great deal of clout... - and he's using that cultural currency to challenge himself. It's worth a return visit to see where Horace and Pete will go from here. " ‐ TheWrap
Posted Feb 5, 2016
83% Tallulah (2016) "Writer-director Siân Heder sometimes overdoes the gentle dramatic ironies and cutesy, feel-good tone, but Tallulah has much to say about the ways that society judges women." ‐ Screen International
Posted Feb 4, 2016
8.1/10 42% Complete Unknown (2016) "Alice is someone who's unwise to fall in love with. But Weisz makes it clear why such a person, so volatile and untethered, is so damn hard to resist. " ‐ Paste Magazine
Posted Feb 4, 2016
86% Hail, Caesar! (2016) "After focusing in recent years on somber comedies such as "A Serious Man" that tackled existential themes, the Coens have turned their attention to a zany Hollywood-golden-age lark ... which ends up being consumed by some of the same questions." ‐ Screen International
Posted Feb 3, 2016
92% Southside With You (2016) "Southside With You is an affectionate look at two young people on their first date, unaware of what history has in store for them." ‐ Screen International
Posted Feb 2, 2016
8.0/10 97% Little Men (2016) "Leaves us moved in an offhand, almost accidental manner. " ‐ Paste Magazine
Posted Jan 29, 2016
80% Eddie The Eagle (2016) ""Eddie The Eagle" is aggressively likable, but this inspirational sports movie's consistently breezy disposability ends up being a crutch as much as a selling point." ‐ Screen International
Posted Jan 29, 2016
6.6 92% Morris from America (2016) "A perfectly likable coming-of-age drama that's always enjoyable but rarely transcendent. " ‐ Paste Magazine
Posted Jan 28, 2016
9/10 100% Certain Women (2016) "Certain Women is so delicately but smartly constructed that ecstatic reviews may give people the wrong idea about its greatness. " ‐ Paste Magazine
Posted Jan 28, 2016
83.10 95% Manchester by the Sea (2016) "A commanding, absorbing work in which the sum of its impact may be greater than any individual scenes. " ‐ Paste Magazine
Posted Jan 28, 2016
5.9/10 84% Norman Lear: Just Another Version of You (2016) "Anybody sympathetic to Lear's liberal politics or familiar with his artistic track record will be interested throughout, but Lear himself remains a bit out of reach, an icon presented without enough context or insight. " ‐ Paste Magazine
Posted Jan 22, 2016
92% Angie Tribeca: Season 1 (TV, 2016) "Not since the halcyon days of Airplane! and The Naked Gun has there been a piece of entertainment this richly, knowingly moronic. Anchored by an inspired deadpan performance from Rashida Jones. " ‐ TheWrap
Posted Jan 19, 2016
98% Aferim! (2016) ""Aferim!" may be set in the 19th century, but this Romanian drama couldn't be more contemporary in its themes. Bigotry and fear grip the characters in ways that will be uncomfortably familiar to modern eyes. " ‐ Paste Magazine
Posted Jan 18, 2016
87% Kung Fu Panda 3 (2016) "Fitfully amusing and certainly heartfelt, this latest chapter in the likable animated saga will work best with younger viewers, but its life lessons and emotional beats feel slathered on rather than deftly woven into the storyline." ‐ Screen International
Posted Jan 17, 2016
50% 13 Hours: The Secret Soldiers Of Benghazi (2016) "America's men and women in uniform deserve our support and respect. But "13 Hours" is a simplistic, childish depiction of conflict that guilts us into awe. " ‐ Popular Mechanics
Posted Jan 13, 2016
46% Shadowhunters: Season 1 (TV, 2016) "But, lordy, is it silly - and worse, it lacks the wit or sharp self-awareness to own up to its campiness or help make its melodramatic elements more palatable. " ‐ TheWrap
Posted Jan 12, 2016
90% (T)ERROR (2015) "A sympathetic but clear-eyed character study transforms into something more insidious, sobering and infuriating in "(T)error," a superb documentary that personalizes the U.S. War on Terror in ways that make the human toll intimate and unmistakable." ‐ Screen International
Posted Dec 22, 2015
69% The Magicians: Season 1 (TV, 2016) "It would take a clairvoyant to know whether The Magicians will eventually develop into an agreeably dark and twisty piece of juicy genre fare, but at this early stage its future looks murky. " ‐ TheWrap
Posted Dec 17, 2015
60% Sisters (2015) "For many of us who enjoy seeing Tina Fey and Amy Poehler in just about anything, "Sisters" reminds us that even their massive appeal can only carry a film so far. " ‐ Paste Magazine
Posted Dec 17, 2015
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