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Tim Grierson

Tim Grierson
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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
5/10 53% The Hitman's Bodyguard (2017) A lot of these shortcomings could be forgiven if Reynolds and Jackson's chemistry was sufficiently entertaining. It isn't. ‐ Paste Magazine
Read More | Posted Aug 16, 2017
9/10 91% Good Time (2017) Following their star's lead, the filmmakers deliver a jet-fueled variation on their usual intricate exploration of New York's marginalized citizens.‐ Paste Magazine
Read More | Posted Aug 9, 2017
29% The Only Living Boy in New York (2017) Straining to exude a literary air of urbane sophistication, "The Only Living Boy in New York" becomes instead a rather undistinguished coming-of-age tale with a provocative premise it can't quite execute.‐ Screen International
Read More | Posted Aug 5, 2017
36% Kidnap (2017) Delightful pulp without a hint of subtlety or shame, "Kidnap" takes a cultural truism -- that a mother would do anything to protect her child -- and makes it the grist for a rollicking action-thriller that's as as concise as it is ludicrous.‐ Screen International
Read More | Posted Aug 3, 2017
17% The Dark Tower (2017) This ungainly mixture of Western, fantasy, sci-fi, action, horror and fish-out-of-water comedy never finds its rhythm, delivering perfunctory blockbuster spectacle with dull competency and a smattering of familiar thematic and narrative tropes.‐ Screen International
Read More | Posted Aug 3, 2017
45% Person to Person (2017) Some indies are tiny little gems. And then there are films like "Person to Person," pleasant miniatures that, as charmingly slight as they might be, never quite expand into anything more significant.‐ Paste Magazine
Read More | Posted Jul 27, 2017
8% The Emoji Movie (2017) A film as mindless and disposable as most smartphone apps (and nowhere near as addictive), "The Emoji Movie" is a calamity that inadvertently shows how difficult it is to pull off the witty, imaginative world-building that Pixar makes seem so breezy. ‐ Screen International
Read More | Posted Jul 27, 2017
75% Atomic Blonde (2017) Playing a superspy sent into Berlin at the end of the Cold War, Charlize Theron exudes all the icy cool one could want, helping to sell a film that tries too hard to convince us of its badass credentials.‐ Screen International
Read More | Posted Jul 26, 2017
93% Logan Lucky (2017) This blue-collar "Ocean's Eleven" is a smooth-running, pleasantly familiar crime caper. In a movie full of cons, the greatest may be how deceptively easy Steven Soderbergh makes the whole enterprise seem.‐ Screen International
Read More | Posted Jul 24, 2017
51% Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets (2017) Reportedly the most expensive European production ever mounted, the visually extravagant "Valerian" throws every Euro of its budget up on the screen, but there's little buoyancy to its spirit and not enough thrill in its action-adventure. ‐ Screen International
Read More | Posted Jul 23, 2017
84% Detroit (2017) A cauldron of anger, fear and chaos, "Detroit" is guided by the unbridled emotions of its imperiled characters, resulting in a drama which is at times inelegant in its rage but nonetheless produces a grim wallop‐ Screen International
Read More | Posted Jul 23, 2017
100% Midnight Return: The Story of Billy Hayes and Turkey (2017) Midnight Return is much more invested in the film's long shadow, exploring how the storyline was parodied and referenced for decades, leaving a damaging lasting impression of Turkey as a scary, barbaric society.‐ Screen International
Read More | Posted Jul 17, 2017
7.5/10 93% War for the Planet of the Apes (2017) What we're left with in War for the Planet of the Apes is an absorbing, intelligent finale. ‐ Paste Magazine
Read More | Posted Jul 13, 2017
17% The House (2017) Running less than 90 minutes, "The House" is excruciatingly flat and goes on forever. There are many funny people in this film. By the time it's over, you may forget that they ever made you smile.‐ Paste Magazine
Read More | Posted Jul 1, 2017
92% Spider-Man: Homecoming (2017) The sixth Spider-Man movie in 15 years proves to be a fun, likable coming-of-age tale, albeit one weighed down by its air of familiarity and need to adhere to the overarching narrative of the Marvel Cinematic Universe.‐ Screen International
Read More | Posted Jun 29, 2017
48% Rough Night (2017) Like many would-be debaucherous evenings, "Rough Night" starts off with great promise, only to devolve into a series of poor decisions, regretful moments and a general sense of disappointment. ‐ Screen International
Read More | Posted Jun 27, 2017
22% The Book of Henry (2017) A nervy, willfully preposterous study of motherhood and loss, "The Book of Henry" recklessly shifts between tones and genres, never predictably but rarely satisfyingly. ‐ Screen International
Read More | Posted Jun 27, 2017
94% Baby Driver (2017) It's a fun genre mashup that's also rather disposable, offering quick surges of pleasure akin to the cavalcade of tasty pop, rock and R&B songs that litter the soundtrack and provide the film's heartbeat.‐ Screen International
Read More | Posted Jun 27, 2017
61% Despicable Me 3 (2017) Whether it's the tiresome use of 1980s pop songs on the soundtrack or the endless gibberish of the Minions, this sequel makes a lot of noise without delivering much heart or humor.‐ Screen International
Read More | Posted Jun 27, 2017
96% The B-Side: Elsa Dorfman's Portrait Photography (2017) If Errol Morris' new film is a relatively minor work by his standards, then its bittersweet, faintly lilting tone is here to remind viewers of the big heart that's always been there in his oeuvre. ‐ Paste Magazine
Read More | Posted Jun 27, 2017
15% Transformers: The Last Knight (2017) The end of the world can't come soon enough in Transformers: The Last Knight.‐ Screen International
Read More | Posted Jun 27, 2017
7.2/10 98% The Big Sick (2017) The Big Sick can sometimes be awfully conventional, but among its key assets is its radiant view of its characters.‐ Paste Magazine
Read More | Posted Jun 22, 2017
4.2/10 16% All Eyez on Me (2017) All Eyez on Me risks little, and as a result it's not worthy of his complicated legacy.‐ Paste Magazine
Read More | Posted Jun 16, 2017
68% Cars 3 (2017) In "Cars 3," champion racer Lightning McQueen grapples with the possibility that his glory days are behind him -- an uncomfortably apt metaphor for a franchise that has run out of gas.‐ Screen International
Read More | Posted Jun 12, 2017
5.2/10 16% The Mummy (2017) Cruise has made his name outrunning the bad guys. But for once, he's found a foe he can't elude -- the triumph of intellectual-property maintenance.‐ Paste Magazine
Read More | Posted Jun 7, 2017
8.7/10 67% Happy End (2017) "Happy End" isn't a movie full of forceful shocks -- rather, there's a slithering dread from the start, Haneke always hinting at evil deeds about to transpire.‐ Paste Magazine
Read More | Posted May 31, 2017
88% It Comes At Night (2017) The tension is beautifully modulated and powerfully deployed in It Comes At Night, the expert sophomore feature from Krisha writer-director Trey Edward Shults.‐ Screen International
Read More | Posted May 31, 2017
40% The Summit (La cordillera) (2017) Although Ricardo Darín supplies the necessary world-weary gravitas as Argentina's untested leader, director Santiago Mitre fails to bring this ambitious endeavour to life.‐ Screen International
Read More | Posted May 26, 2017
71% Filmworker (2017) An inability to crack the movie's central mystery -- why abandon your dreams to help facilitate someone else's? -- leaves the project feeling a bit like a missed opportunity.‐ Screen International
Read More | Posted May 25, 2017
88% The Meyerowitz Stories (New and Selected) (2017) With The Meyerowitz Stories (New And Selected), filmmaker Noah Baumbach writes a new, richly warm variation on a favourite theme: the maddening impossibility of family.‐ Screen International
Read More | Posted May 23, 2017
29% Jupiter's Moon (Jupiter holdja) (2017) Unfortunately, Jupiter's Moon loses altitude once Mundruczó and screenwriter Kata Wéber start portentously laying out their themes.‐ Screen International
Read More | Posted May 23, 2017
96% The Florida Project (2017) A remarkable study of poverty, family and personal responsibility, The Florida Project meticulously illustrates how life on the margins affects one impressionable six-year-old.‐ Screen International
Read More | Posted May 23, 2017
19% Baywatch (2017) The listless, witless Baywatch belly-flops while trying to emulate the irreverent action-comedy template popularised by the 21 Jump Street films.‐ Screen International
Read More | Posted May 23, 2017
8.5/10 71% Wonderstruck (2017) Not surprisingly, Haynes encourages his adolescent actors to give unfussy performances. ‐ Paste Magazine
Read More | Posted May 18, 2017
9/10 89% Loveless (Nelyubov) (2017) One of Loveless' great strengths is how it cannily withholds clear emotional involvement with its characters-only to set us up for one blindsiding salvo at the end. ‐ Paste Magazine
Read More | Posted May 18, 2017
5.7/10 61% Ismael's Ghosts (2017) Like the director at the center of his story, Desplechin allows self-indulgence to get in the way.‐ Paste Magazine
Read More | Posted May 18, 2017
92% Abacus: Small Enough to Jail (2017) Abacus: Small Enough To Jail isn't as grand or engrossing a treatise as Hoop Dreams or The Interrupters, but in its intimate, well-observed way, the film is deeply moving and subtly shaming.‐ Screen International
Read More | Posted May 15, 2017
35% Snatched (2017) Often amusing but rarely shifting into a higher comedic gear, "Snatched" features fun chemistry between Schumer and Hawn, some delightfully goofy moments of stray hilarity, yet not enough story or heart to keep this thin tale afloat.‐ Screen International
Read More | Posted May 10, 2017
28% King Arthur: Legend Of The Sword (2017) Guy Ritchie trains his maniacally excessive eye on Camelot in this brawny, leaden action spectacle that's enlivened by the occasionally winning overabundance. But the story's mythic qualities have been stripped away in the name of crafting a blockbuster.‐ Screen International
Read More | Posted May 9, 2017
8.2/10 97% Burden (2017) There's clear admiration for the artist in Burden, but it's not a hagiography. ‐ Paste Magazine
Read More | Posted May 4, 2017
8.8/10 85% Hermia & Helena (2017) Hermia & Helena's breeziness is complemented by melancholy.‐ Paste Magazine
Read More | Posted May 4, 2017
17% The Circle (2017) The kind of spectacular failure that requires all participants to be on the same page, working together as one with fevered commitment toward making a disaster, "The Circle" couldn't be timelier or more exasperating.‐ Paste Magazine
Read More | Posted Apr 30, 2017
38% How to Be a Latin Lover (2017) Starting off as a strained farce before segueing into a sappy family film, "How to Be a Latin Lover" has its likeable, goofy moments, although it is consistently undercut by a main character who is very difficult to love.‐ Screen International
Read More | Posted Apr 28, 2017
82% Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 (2017) In the lively and unabashedly sentimental "Vol. 2," our space heroes battle for their lives. But the real stakes concern how these characters make peace with estranged fathers, dangerous siblings and feuding comrades-in-arms.‐ Screen International
Read More | Posted Apr 24, 2017
67% Free Fire (2017) "Free Fire" is a greasy double bacon cheeseburger of a movie. It is slick, stylish nihilism without an ounce of socially redeeming value. Taking Godard's old proclamation to its furthest extreme, the film features a girl and an insane amount of guns.‐ The New Republic
Read More | Posted Apr 20, 2017
87% The Lost City of Z (2017) What begins as an old-fashioned adventure tale subtly, almost imperceptibly morphs into something far richer, more mysterious and cosmic. By the time you realize the transformation has occurred, the movie has you in its clutches, and it doesn't let go.‐ The New Republic
Read More | Posted Apr 13, 2017
85% My Entire High School Sinking Into the Sea (2017) My Entire High School Sinking Into The Sea is slight and uneven, but its quirky, handmade aesthetic nicely conveys its characters' adolescent vulnerability and restless spirit.‐ Screen International
Read More | Posted Apr 11, 2017
No Score Yet Dog Lover's Symphony (2006) Early on, you start to feel enormous sympathy for the film's dog performers, who don't have any idea what an extraordinarily awful movie they're in. Their human counterparts have no such excuse.‐ L.A. Weekly
Read More | Posted Apr 10, 2017
85% Disneynature Born In China (2017) This Disneynature documentary boasts an immersive, meditative tone which is undermined by aggressive adorableness that seeks to anthropomorphize its untamed creatures until they're as harmless as moppets.‐ Screen International
Read More | Posted Apr 10, 2017
46% Going in Style (2017) A lazy heist comedy that asks little of its appealing leads, "Going in Style" goes down smoothly even if the only thing that really gets stolen is the audience's time‐ Screen International
Read More | Posted Apr 6, 2017