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Todd McCarthy

Todd McCarthy
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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
92% Dunkirk (2017) Dunkirk is an impressionist masterpiece.‐ Hollywood Reporter
Read More | Posted Jul 17, 2017
54% Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets (2017) The Razzies don't need to wait until the end of the year to anoint a winner for 2017. The Golden Turkey Awards should be republished with a new cover.‐ Hollywood Reporter
Read More | Posted Jul 10, 2017
94% War for the Planet of the Apes (2017) Almost as rare as winning the Triple Crown in horse racing is to make a film trilogy that clicks from beginning to end, but Fox has pretty much pulled it off with its refurbished Planet of the Apes trio. ‐ Hollywood Reporter
Read More | Posted Jun 26, 2017
71% The Square (2017) A potent, disturbing work that explores the boundaries of political correctness, artistic liberty and free speech in provocative ways.‐ Hollywood Reporter
Read More | Posted Jun 13, 2017
88% Closeness (Tesnota) (2017) A grim view of post-Soviet-era life enlivened by a compelling actress.‐ Hollywood Reporter
Read More | Posted Jun 7, 2017
75% Becoming Cary Grant (2017) Any documentary loaded with clips of Grant's work has half the battle won right there - few stars have ever appeared in nearly as many first-rate films as this actor did over the course of his 34-year career.‐ Hollywood Reporter
Read More | Posted Jun 7, 2017
78% The Beguiled (2017) Other than to place slightly more emphasis on the female empowerment angle ... it's hard to detect a strong raison d'etre behind Sofia Coppola's slow-to-develop melodrama.‐ Hollywood Reporter
Read More | Posted May 24, 2017
57% Redoubtable (Le redoutable) (2017) Serious cinephiles will likely reject it as glib and disrespectful, while more mainstream viewers could be amused but not that interested.‐ Hollywood Reporter
Read More | Posted May 22, 2017
54% War Machine (2017) War Machine has trouble maintaining a steady tone, but its climactic, sobering assault ultimately hits the target.‐ Hollywood Reporter
Read More | Posted May 22, 2017
92% The Rider (2017) Beautifully captures the way a handful of people stoically deal with the meager hands life has dealt them.‐ Hollywood Reporter
Read More | Posted May 22, 2017
88% The Meyerowitz Stories (New and Selected) (2017) More conventionally conceived than some of [Baumbach's] best work but benefits from sterling turns from a wonderful cast, most notably Dustin Hoffman and, no kidding, Adam Sandler.‐ Hollywood Reporter
Read More | Posted May 21, 2017
100% Visages, villages (2017) A lovely addition to the long line of personal documentaries about French life at ground level that Agnes Varda has been making throughout her entire career.‐ Hollywood Reporter
Read More | Posted May 21, 2017
48% Paris Can Wait (Bonjour Anne) (2017) Slight but charming.‐ Hollywood Reporter
Read More | Posted May 12, 2017
71% Alien: Covenant (2017) This entry feels vital, freshly thought out and keen to keep us on our toes right up to the concluding scene.‐ Hollywood Reporter
Read More | Posted May 9, 2017
28% King Arthur: Legend Of The Sword (2017) Loud, bombastic and thuddingly obvious, this is a vulgar movie for vulgar times.‐ Hollywood Reporter
Read More | Posted May 9, 2017
100% Mom and Me (2017) There is no real wisdom imparted in these stories, only evidence of the weird variety of humankind and the imperishability of that most essential and elemental of human relationships, between a mother and child.‐ Hollywood Reporter
Read More | Posted May 1, 2017
68% The Wall (2017) Possesses an intensely realized physicality, but tedium outweighs suspense by a very large margin ...‐ Hollywood Reporter
Read More | Posted Apr 28, 2017
81% Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 (2017) Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 plays like a second ride on a roller-coaster that was a real kick the first time around but feels very been-there/done-that now.‐ Hollywood Reporter
Read More | Posted Apr 24, 2017
68% Chasing Trane: The John Coltrane Documentary (2017) Director John Scheinfeld's doc is a comprehensive, engrossing and, it's tempting to say, worshipful account of the life of the music titan.‐ Hollywood Reporter
Read More | Posted Apr 5, 2017
76% Kong: Skull Island (2017) All the requisite elements are served up here in ideal proportion, and the time just flies by, which can rarely be said for films of this nature.‐ Hollywood Reporter
Read More | Posted Mar 2, 2017
42% A Cure For Wellness (2017) The only possible cure for A Cure for Wellness would have been for the horror film maestro Val Lewton to have been summoned from the grave to chop it down to no more than 79 minutes. And maybe not even then....‐ Hollywood Reporter
Read More | Posted Feb 7, 2017
70% Golden Exits (2017) Given its lack of incident and mostly grumpy and/or off-putting characters, this will not be the film that expands Perry's small audience. But it is something close to superb.‐ Hollywood Reporter
Read More | Posted Jan 26, 2017
85% Burning Sands (2017) A workmanlike but unavoidably predictable yarn about the perils of college fraternity hazing.‐ Hollywood Reporter
Read More | Posted Jan 25, 2017
56% L.A. Times (2017) Reasonably well constructed as far as it goes, but there's nothing new here and the conceit of Hollywood scenesters as being uniformly vapid and creatively void is frankly rather tired at this point.‐ Hollywood Reporter
Read More | Posted Jan 25, 2017
73% Lemon (2017) A comedy of embarrassment, discomfort and anxiety that just keeps getting funnier as it goes along, Lemon is a one-of-a-kind treat that, by ending almost too soon, follows the old showbiz principle of leaving 'em wanting more.‐ Hollywood Reporter
Read More | Posted Jan 24, 2017
100% 78/52 (2017) A resourceful, if rather hyperbolic documentary that devotes 90 minutes to analyzing one of the most famous scenes in film history.‐ Hollywood Reporter
Read More | Posted Jan 24, 2017
65% Patti Cake$ (2017) Jasper's dynamic debut crackles with energy and grass roots authenticity. But it wouldn't have worked at all without the right leading lady, which it found in Danielle Macdonald ...‐ Hollywood Reporter
Read More | Posted Jan 24, 2017
100% City of Ghosts (2017) Heineman offers up a double portrait of devastation, of a truly destroyed city and of partially decimated survivors, leaving the viewer with an empathetic sense of deep sorrow.‐ Hollywood Reporter
Read More | Posted Jan 22, 2017
87% Wind River (2017) A strong directorial debut.‐ Hollywood Reporter
Read More | Posted Jan 22, 2017
39% The Yellow Birds (2017) An excellent novel about the Iraq War and its homefront fallout has been turned into a rather flat and disappointing film in The Yellow Birds.‐ Hollywood Reporter
Read More | Posted Jan 22, 2017
43% The Discovery (2017) Intriguing but unsatisfying.‐ Hollywood Reporter
Read More | Posted Jan 21, 2017
95% The Incredible Jessica James (2017) She's got a lot to offer, the door's been opened, and now we'll see what she does with it.‐ Hollywood Reporter
Read More | Posted Jan 20, 2017
100% Icarus (2017) While Icarus technically doesn't break any news, it certainly scores many points by showing a diabolical wizard so surprisingly laying his secrets on the table.‐ Hollywood Reporter
Read More | Posted Jan 20, 2017
73% The Sense Of An Ending (2017) Julian Barnes' short, penetrating novel about how we self-protectively edit our memories receives an intelligent, low-key, necessarily diluted big-screen treatment in The Sense of an Ending.‐ Hollywood Reporter
Read More | Posted Jan 6, 2017
85% Rogue One: A Star Wars Story (2016) Loaded with more battle action than any of its seven predecessors, Rogue One: A Star Wars Story plays like a set-up for the events in the 1977 original and, for the most part, does so quite entertainingly.‐ Hollywood Reporter
Read More | Posted Dec 13, 2016
85% Silence (2017) has flirted with and danced around the subject in many of his other films... but of his explicitly religious dramas, specifically including Kundun and The Last Temptation of Christ, this is, by a considerable distance, the most eloquent and coherent.‐ Hollywood Reporter
Read More | Posted Dec 11, 2016
93% Fences (2016) Offers enough dramatic meat, boisterous humor and lived-in performances to hook audiences of all stripes.‐ Hollywood Reporter
Read More | Posted Nov 22, 2016
75% Miss Sloane (2016) Smart and solid, with a smashing Chastain.‐ Hollywood Reporter
Read More | Posted Nov 12, 2016
55% Rules Don't Apply (2016) A fitfully funny quasi-farce that takes off promisingly, loses its way mid-flight and comes in for a bumpy but safe landing.‐ Hollywood Reporter
Read More | Posted Nov 11, 2016
90% Doctor Strange (2016) An engaging, smartly cast and sporadically eye-popping addition to the studio's bulging portfolio.‐ Hollywood Reporter
Read More | Posted Oct 23, 2016
37% Jack Reacher: Never Go Back (2016) By-the-numbers plotting, seen-it-all-before action moves, banal locations and a largely anonymous cast alongside the star give this a low-rent feel.‐ Hollywood Reporter
Read More | Posted Oct 19, 2016
87% The Lost City of Z (2017) A rare piece of contemporary classical cinema; its virtues of methodical storytelling, traditional style and obsessive theme are ones that would have been recognized and embraced anytime from the 1930s through the 1970s.‐ Hollywood Reporter
Read More | Posted Oct 16, 2016
52% The Accountant (2016) By the time push comes to kill, the ingenuity - or perhaps it's just cleverness - of the central concept has been reduced and abandoned for the sake of generic action moves.‐ Hollywood Reporter
Read More | Posted Oct 12, 2016
43% The Girl on the Train (2016) The puzzle of how the various personal and narrative pieces will eventually fit together exerts a smidgen of interest, but the characters are so dour and un-dimensional as to invite no curiosity about them.‐ Hollywood Reporter
Read More | Posted Oct 3, 2016
96% 13th (2016) DuVernay and Averick never stray far from the itinerary they clearly set for themselves, which was to illuminate the distance the country still remains from its ideal of equality for all.‐ Hollywood Reporter
Read More | Posted Sep 30, 2016
94% Sand Storm (Sufat Chol) (2016) The lead performances have power, whereas pictorially the film is pretty rough and ordinary.‐ Hollywood Reporter
Read More | Posted Sep 27, 2016
63% Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children (2016) The heightened, fantastical elements of the story, coupled with the British wartime setting, put one in mind of Michel Powell, and one knows that, with him, the focus would have remained intently on the young lovers to the end.‐ Hollywood Reporter
Read More | Posted Sep 25, 2016
0% London Fields (2015) So comprehensively does the film fail to represent the labyrinthian literary wonders of Amis' book that it scarcely seems worthwhile to detail its universal shortcomings.‐ Hollywood Reporter
Read More | Posted Sep 14, 2016
84% Deepwater Horizon (2016) All that counts here is that the film serve up a realistic, non-phony-looking, action-packed rendition of the worst oil spill in American history, and that it certainly does.‐ Hollywood Reporter
Read More | Posted Sep 14, 2016
30% The Assignment (2017) For longtime fans of the filmmaker, this Canadian-made low-budget revenge yarn will be embraced as Hill's most entertaining and, on the terms it sets for itself, accomplished film in some time. It's an instant cult item.‐ Hollywood Reporter
Read More | Posted Sep 12, 2016