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Tom Keogh

Tom Keogh
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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
3/4 96% Paterson (2016) Driver's performance as an uncertain man getting through the day-to-day prosaic, quietly buoyed by passion and artistic commitment, is exquisite. ‐ Seattle Times
Posted Jan 12, 2017
3/4 32% Railroad Tigers (2017) While the film's sometimes gritty violence is surprising for an action comedy, delightful moments abound, too, such as a scene in which Ma's men argue over the proper key for a peasant song. ‐ Seattle Times
Posted Jan 4, 2017
2.5/4 31% The Hollow Point (2016) "The Hollow Point" might not reach the hallucinatory heights of a Joel and Ethan Coen thriller, but there's much to admire. ‐ Seattle Times
Posted Dec 15, 2016
2/4 88% I Am Not Madame Bovary (2016) The script by Liu Zhenyun becomes ponderous and redundant, kept on oxygen by its lead actress's complex performance as a child-woman with enigmatic wisdom. ‐ Seattle Times
Posted Nov 17, 2016
2/4 No Score Yet The Charnel House (2016) Efficient if predictable ... ‐ Seattle Times
Posted Nov 2, 2016
3/4 79% The Alchemist Cookbook (2016) A chapter-driven series of sketchy scenes powered by a striking, manic performance by lead actor Ty Hickson. ‐ Seattle Times
Posted Nov 1, 2016
2/4 29% The Whole Truth (2016) The film's bleached colors and Reeves' trademark woodenness add to its emotional remoteness, though Basso, Zellweger and Belushi create a convincing family in crisis. ‐ Seattle Times
Posted Oct 20, 2016
3/4 57% Ordinary World (2016) The film distinguishes itself by what it lacks: simple, unrealistic answers to Perry's regrets and the hole in his soul. ‐ Seattle Times
Posted Oct 13, 2016
2.5/4 42% London Town (2016) As contrived as "London Town" is - with a derivative coming-of-age story and improbable, fateful encounters between a struggling teen and Clash frontman Joe Strummer - there is something here of the group's early, principled spirit. ‐ Seattle Times
Posted Oct 13, 2016
3.5/4 67% The Quiet Earth (1985) [A] strange, vivid movie. ‐ Seattle Times
Posted Sep 29, 2016
2.5/4 81% My Blind Brother (2016) The best material gives the excellent Scott and Kroll plenty of love-hate energy: Robbie's condescension, Bill's passive-aggressiveness. It will look all too familiar to anyone who isn't an only child. ‐ Seattle Times
Posted Sep 22, 2016
3/4 87% Other People (2016) A number of Kelly's scenes play out like stand-alone sketches - some quite funny; not all of them essential - rather than parts of a whole. But that's easily forgiven considering the candor of his insights and his strong cast. ‐ Seattle Times
Posted Sep 8, 2016
2.5/4 67% Brother Nature (2016) "Brother Nature" ... enjoys moments of deep-end mania from Killam and Moynihan. ‐ Seattle Times
Posted Sep 8, 2016
3/4 86% The People vs. Fritz Bauer (Der Staat Gegen Fritz Bauer) (2016) Kraume brings muted colors and a claustrophobic, urgent energy to the procedural part of this story, while reminding us that not every moral hero looks like Captain America - in fact, like Bauer, they can be a rumpled, misanthropic mess. ‐ Seattle Times
Posted Sep 1, 2016
3/4 100% Tunnel (Teoneol) (2016) [There's] a lot to juggle, and Kim handles it effectively while delivering, bottom line, a harrowing spectacle that makes one forget to breathe. ‐ Seattle Times
Posted Aug 25, 2016
2.5/4 33% Operation Chromite (2016) Exciting if occasionally awkward ... ‐ Seattle Times
Posted Aug 11, 2016
0.5/4 4% Hillary's America: The Secret History of the Democratic Party (2016) D'Souza manipulates viewers' passions while telling them who to blame for their bile. ‐ Seattle Times
Posted Jul 21, 2016
3/4 No Score Yet Neil Gaiman: Dream Dangerously (2016) Warmly revealing ... ‐ Seattle Times
Posted Jul 7, 2016
3/4 75% Buddymoon (2016) Everyone should have a friend like Flula (Flula Borg), a ridiculously optimistic German musician hiking with his American friend David (David Giuntoli) through the wilds of Oregon in the frequently funny "Buddymoon." ‐ Seattle Times
Posted Jun 30, 2016
2/4 24% The Duel (2016) Despite promising elements of mixed-genre thrills, the film is finally the underwhelming sum of too many plot devices. ‐ Seattle Times
Posted Jun 23, 2016
3/4 100% T-Rex (2016) "T-Rex" is ultimately about a remarkable (and likable) young person finding her personal power despite pressure from all sides. ‐ Seattle Times
Posted Jun 2, 2016
1.5/4 33% Manhattan Night (Manhattan Nocturne) (2016) A thriller wholly lacking in surprises, or thrills. ‐ Seattle Times
Posted May 19, 2016
3/4 No Score Yet Phantom Detective (Tamjung Hong Gil-dong: Sarajin Ma-eul) (2016) The South Korean suspense drama is both ideal popcorn movie and morally complex revenge tale. ‐ Seattle Times
Posted May 19, 2016
3/4 60% Dough (2016) Though Dough is often in danger of running off the rails with improbable and unnecessary plot twists, it is always essentially entertaining and warm in its observations of hope rekindled through simple relationships. ‐ Seattle Times
Posted Apr 29, 2016
2.5/4 55% Pali Road (2016) The lack of a strong inner conflict or neurosis for Lily ... makes the resolution of "Pali Road" prosaic, a lost opportunity. ‐ Seattle Times
Posted Apr 29, 2016
3/4 18% The Adderall Diaries (2016) Writer-director Pamela Romanowsky, in her first feature, captures both fireworks and tragedy in go-for-broke scenes between Franco and Harris. ‐ Seattle Times
Posted Apr 14, 2016
2.5/4 76% Baskin (2016) A torture-gore blowout that rises above pure nausea with an intriguing blur of possible realities. ‐ Seattle Times
Posted Mar 31, 2016
4/4 89% Fastball (2016) Filmmaker Jonathan Hock goes beyond anecdotes to the larger role of the fastball in baseball, the way the game changed when the pursuit of velocities exceeding a batter's reaction time became a Holy Grail. ‐ Seattle Times
Posted Mar 24, 2016
2.5/4 97% Krisha (2016) For all its strengths, "Krisha" can also be self-indulgent and artificial. ‐ Seattle Times
Posted Mar 24, 2016
2.5/4 67% Theory of Obscurity: A Film About the Residents (2015) We hear statements of admiration for the band from such longtime fans as Penn Jillette (of Penn & Teller) and "The Simpsons" creator Matt Groening. But there is precious little context or critical thinking to make one truly care. ‐ Seattle Times
Posted Mar 17, 2016
3/4 90% The Boy And The Beast (Bakemono No Ko) (2016) Anime enthusiasts will enjoy "The Boy and the Beast," but so will anyone who appreciates a good fantasy yarn. ‐ Seattle Times
Posted Mar 3, 2016
2.5/4 68% Men Go To Battle (2016) It's an intriguing yet dissatisfying curiosity. ‐ Seattle Times
Posted Mar 3, 2016
3/4 No Score Yet Like for Likes (2016) A South Korean all-star cast appears in overlapping tales of lonely adults who could be happy if only they'd get over themselves. ‐ Seattle Times
Posted Feb 25, 2016
3.5/4 100% Only Yesterday (2016) Another sumptuous visual feast from the studio, full of endless images finely detailed and often lavish. ‐ Seattle Times
Posted Feb 25, 2016
3/4 78% Already Tomorrow In Hong Kong (2016) "Already Tomorrow" is about ambivalence, not gratification, and is more interesting for it. ‐ Seattle Times
Posted Feb 11, 2016
1.5/4 7% Misconduct (2016) The only mystery here is what drew Hopkins and Pacino to this tedious project. ‐ Seattle Times
Posted Feb 4, 2016
3/4 93% 2016 Oscar Nominated Shorts - Live Action (2016) As always, a piece of this year's Oscar action belongs to short-film nominees. ‐ Seattle Times
Posted Jan 29, 2016
3/4 100% 2016 Oscar Nominated Shorts - Animated (2016) As always, a piece of this year's Oscar action belongs to short-film nominees. ‐ Seattle Times
Posted Jan 29, 2016
2.5/4 75% Dreams Rewired (2015) As a documentary, "Dreams Rewired" spends a long time circling various points without ever landing on one. ‐ Seattle Times
Posted Jan 14, 2016
3/4 98% Mustang (2015) It is surprisingly nuanced and even something of an adventure tale about a fight for freedom and identity. ‐ Seattle Times
Posted Dec 29, 2015
3/4 80% Mr. Six (Lao Pao Er) (2015) The travails of an old gangster in a contemporary Beijing overrun with privileged brats is at the heart of the largely winning "Mr. Six." ‐ Seattle Times
Posted Dec 24, 2015
3/4 75% The Suspect (Yong-eui-ja) (2014) It's only January, yet perhaps not too soon to call "The Suspect" one of the best popcorn movies of the year.‐ Seattle Times
Posted Dec 17, 2015
2/4 13% Asthma (2015) "Asthma" loses its spark and momentum long before the halfway point - a genuine disappointment. ‐ Seattle Times
Posted Nov 26, 2015
2.5/4 81% Entertainment (2015) It is not fun, but its confrontational style yields dividends. ‐ Seattle Times
Posted Nov 19, 2015
4/4 88% Moana (1926) A fascinating portrait of South Seas life, albeit embellished. ‐ Seattle Times
Posted Nov 19, 2015
2/4 64% The Funhouse Massacre (2015) The problem is that "The Funhouse Massacre" isn't particularly funny or scary, and if there is supposed to be an element of satire about our contemporary inability to sort out what's real from what's not, well, that falls flat, too. ‐ Seattle Times
Posted Nov 12, 2015
2.5/4 26% Heist (2015) Caught between genre potboiler and would-be human drama, "Heist" doesn't have a mark to hit. But it leaves some good impressions. ‐ Seattle Times
Posted Nov 12, 2015
2.5/4 71% Heneral Luna (2015) Tarog works around modest resources to create a sense of sweep and dimension. As with Luna himself, the film might go too far at times, but there's much to admire. ‐ Seattle Times
Posted Nov 5, 2015
2/4 95% The Wonders (2015) It provides an incomplete portrait of lives strained by the urgency of keeping up with a honey-maker's schedule. ‐ Seattle Times
Posted Nov 5, 2015
2/4 79% Tales of Halloween (2015) "Tales of Halloween" is full of great fodder for urban legends, and that's about as sophisticated as most of the film's 10 scary vignettes - all set in a suburb on Halloween night - get. ‐ Seattle Times
Posted Oct 29, 2015