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Tom Meek
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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
3.5/4 92% Hidden Figures (2017) Not enough can be said about the effort Henson, Monáe or Spencer put in. The three have impeccable chemistry and build their characters from the ground up, indelibly. ‐ Cambridge Day
Posted Jan 6, 2017
3.5/4 93% La La Land (2016) It's deeply derivative yet wholly original, an odd mix that will keep audiences on their toes. ‐ Cambridge Day
Posted Dec 21, 2016
3/4 85% Rogue One: A Star Wars Story (2016) It's an enthralling go, with little pops of surprise and revelation that should please, nostalgically so. ‐ Cambridge Day
Posted Dec 15, 2016
3/4 88% Jackie (2016) It's an impressively bold go at such a revered presidency, and much of the project's success hangs on Natalie Portman's fully immersed and utterly mesmerizing portrait of the grieving first widow. ‐ Cambridge Day
Posted Dec 13, 2016
3/4 69% Miss Sloane (2016) The overall plot arc and not-super-well-laid plot twists fill the space, but it's Chastain who fills the role that lifts the film above the cesspool it seeks to eviscerate. ‐ Cambridge Day
Posted Dec 9, 2016
3/4 95% Seasons (Les saisons) (2016) Overall, the film's a scrumptious and enthralling drink, but not as wholly affecting as Winged Migration by any regard. ‐ Cambridge Day
Posted Nov 29, 2016
3.5/4 89% Loving (2016) The driving force behind Loving is the couple's enduring commitment to each other and their children. The bond is palpable and deep. ‐ Cambridge Day
Posted Nov 11, 2016
2.5/4 88% Gone Girl (2014) Not all the veers and neck-cranking developments pay off, but there's a lot to praise in the moody, fractious friction throughout and the enigmatic desolation in the pools of Pike's limpid blue eyes. ‐ Cambridge Day
Posted Nov 9, 2016
2.5/4 90% Doctor Strange (2016) It's not as fresh and sassy as Guardians of the Galaxy, but it is a piquant changeup for fans who have come to find the Avengers series getting long in the tooth. ‐ Cambridge Day
Posted Nov 4, 2016
4/4 94% The Handmaiden (Ah-ga-ssi) (2016) It holds its rapturous tease over us with scrumptious visuals, artful poise and dips into kink and gore that would give the Marquis de Sade reason to smile. ‐ Cambridge Day
Posted Oct 28, 2016
2.5/4 23% American Pastoral (2016) There's so much to like here, and the film ends with a punch. For Roth's sake -- and McGregor's, for that matter -- you almost want a do-over. ‐ Cambridge Day
Posted Oct 21, 2016
3/4 51% The Accountant (2016) Few probably knew that balancing the books could be such a lethal endeavor, or that such a cockamamie idea, especially with the normally tacit and wooden Affleck, could translate into such a satiating pleasure -- a guilty one. ‐ Cambridge Day
Posted Oct 14, 2016
3/4 94% Command and Control (2016) The statistical probability of a nuclear accident increases every moment. Humankind has been lucky so far, which Command and Control makes poignantly clear. ‐ Cambridge Day
Posted Oct 7, 2016
3/4 72% The Birth of a Nation (2016) The film's both a look forward and back, with the promise of a unified nation where all are treated equally, regardless of color, to be birthed from the bloody act. ‐ Cambridge Day
Posted Oct 7, 2016
3/4 83% Deepwater Horizon (2016) The great achievement of Deepwater Horizon is its ability to score as a thriller and tale of character and perseverance as well as a historical plumbing into the negligence and avarice of corporate bagmen. ‐ Cambridge Day
Posted Sep 30, 2016
2/4 63% The Magnificent Seven (2016) To tackle such an updating without fully loaded guns is not a wise thing. ‐ Cambridge Day
Posted Sep 23, 2016
2.5/4 92% Demon (2016) You can almost see the filmmaking process with Wrona chumming the waters with macabre tentacles and philosophical probings only to back away and say "that's it" sans an explanation or guide-wires. ‐ Cambridge Day
Posted Sep 16, 2016
3/4 61% Snowden (2016) The film's greatest asset, besides Gordon-Levitt's complex and nuanced performance... is its unique, under-the-hood peek into the cyber-spy game and the inner workings of government security agencies. ‐ Cambridge Day
Posted Sep 15, 2016
3.5/4 85% Sully (2016) It moves from beginning to end as a tightly piloted flight that proves fact trumps fiction in matters of the soul and the sky. ‐ Cambridge Day
Posted Sep 9, 2016
3/4 93% Lo and Behold, Reveries of the Connected World (2016) The filmmaker's laid-back yet probing style and quest for getting at the human condition and effects of a digital sphere enveloping society is nothing short of infectious. ‐ Cambridge Day
Posted Aug 19, 2016
2/4 26% Suicide Squad (2016) For me I'd just be happy to follow Ms. Quinn for a day at the mall. Cyndi Lauper's "Girls Just Want to have Fun" would be the anthem. Leave the Joker at home. Ah, missed opportunities. ‐ Cambridge Day
Posted Aug 11, 2016
2/4 56% Jason Bourne (2016) We're a long way from the Robert Ludlum material that was so organically and intricately concerned with spy games and double dealings at the highest levels, with Jason Bourne caught up as the harried fly in the ointment. ‐ Cambridge Day
Posted Aug 4, 2016
2/4 60% Absolutely Fabulous: The Movie (2016) Saunders and Lumley pucker up and give it a game go. They're a disastrous pleasure to watch, but it's also a bit like driving a car that has only a CD player and no way to rope in the playlist on your iDevice. ‐ Cambridge Day
Posted Jul 28, 2016
3/4 70% Café Society (2016) It's a return to the director's roots and a clear bit of personal therapy. At the core, however, burns idealism, longing and the modulation of one's own personal views over time. ‐ Cambridge Day
Posted Jul 21, 2016
2.5/4 79% Iron Man 3 (2013) IM3 is sure to sate its fan base, but it won't endear a new crowd. ‐ Cambridge Day
Posted Jul 18, 2016
3/4 69% Swiss Army Man (2016) The wonderment of Hank's journey, his universal human condition and questions of his mental health ground the film, and the Daniels have tapped into something original and moving. ‐ Cambridge Day
Posted Jul 8, 2016
3/4 77% Wiener-Dog (2016) The actors echo the effort with great heart, and the result is both touching and acrid. ‐ Cambridge Day
Posted Jun 30, 2016
3/4 90% Dawn Of The Planet Of The Apes (2014) Nothing to go ape about, but a good way to cool your heels in the heat. ‐ Cambridge Day
Posted Jun 27, 2016
3/4 57% The Neon Demon (2016) Nicolas Winding Refn tosses All About Eve into the blender with alluring moodiness and bloody malice in this rapturous, sometimes ingeniously inane, tale of superficial nihilism and the obsessive pursuit of perfection. ‐ Cambridge Day
Posted Jun 23, 2016
2/4 55% Man of Steel (2013) What's missing in Snyder's Superman is a dash of the hokey goodness that Christopher Reeve contributed to the role and the comic cold cheesiness that Gene Hackman and Terrence Stamp brought as Luthor and Zod. ‐ Cambridge Day
Posted Jun 20, 2016
3/4 96% De Palma (2016) By the end, what registers is something more than just a trek through a filmography -- though it will make you want to stage your own mini film retrospective. It's a portrait of a man in full, his wisdom, his trials and his triumphs. ‐ Cambridge Day
Posted Jun 17, 2016
3/4 86% Star Trek Into Darkness (2013) At the core of Abrams' brilliant rebranding, beyond the astute and well-measured use of high-powered special FX, is the inspired casting of Chris Pine and Zachary Quinto as the younger Kirk and Spock. ‐ Cambridge Day
Posted Jun 14, 2016
2/4 17% Free Birds (2013) In the end, this freeform history lesson is a flightless foul. ‐ Cambridge Day
Posted Jun 8, 2016
3.5/4 91% Blue Is The Warmest Color (2013) It's très French and tantalizing in all the right ways, underscored by the way Kechiche ends the film: with pointed ambiguity. ‐ Cambridge Day
Posted Jun 8, 2016
2.5/4 85% Maggie's Plan (2016) Despite its stumbles as it heads toward the finish line, the performers hold down the fort. ‐ Cambridge Day
Posted Jun 6, 2016
3/4 97% Weiner (2016) A beguiling look into the paradoxical and self-destructive nature of a man who, while earnest in his desire to serve the public, remains unable to shake a sex-trolling persona infamously known as Carlos Danger. ‐ Cambridge Day
Posted May 27, 2016
3/4 74% The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug (2013) The most fun part of the film comes as the dwarves flee the elven holding block in oak kegs and shoot down whitewater rapids through a gauntlet of orcs. ‐ Cambridge Day
Posted May 23, 2016
3.5/4 92% The Nice Guys (2016) Black layers in devilish sight gag after sight gag with smooth pulpy nuance, while maintaining the requisite forward motion. ‐ Cambridge Day
Posted May 23, 2016
3/4 89% A Bigger Splash (2016) It's an embarrassment of riches that gets close to the point of going over the edge, but the cast rein it back in to the base human elements we can't all afford to indulge in with our landlocked budgets. ‐ Cambridge Day
Posted May 19, 2016
2/4 43% The Angry Birds Movie (2016) Overall the film's a long play of a video game barely propped up by plot and stock personalities. ‐ Cambridge Day
Posted May 19, 2016
3/4 90% Captain America: Civil War (2016) The good news about the latest Marvel project to land on the screen is that it's livelier and more entertaining than the other Avenger offerings -- even if this one technically waves the Captain America banner. ‐ Cambridge Day
Posted May 5, 2016
3/4 90% Wild (2014) For such a simple arc with complex themes, Wild taps into the universal human condition. ‐ Cambridge Day
Posted Apr 26, 2016
2.5/4 52% Demolition (2016) [Gyllenhaal is] right up there with McConaughey, Tom Hardy and Michael Fassbender as one of the most interesting and edgy male leads in film today. ‐ Cambridge Day
Posted Apr 8, 2016
2.5/4 83% Midnight Special (2016) The one sure thing Nichols has to bank on is Shannon's burning intensity. The determination etched on the actor's steely face never wanes. ‐ Cambridge Day
Posted Apr 7, 2016
3/4 86% Everybody Wants Some!! (2016) The cast of slightly known actors also works to the film's favor. All play their part on the well-balanced roster. ‐ Cambridge Day
Posted Apr 1, 2016
2/4 27% Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice (2016) At the end of the dawn, there's no real justice per se, just smug, contrived posturing of what's to come - something Snyder & Co. are banking on. ‐ Cambridge Day
Posted Mar 24, 2016
2.5/4 46% Knight of Cups (2016) What ultimately elevates "Knight of Cups" above the similarly slight and indulgent "To the Wonder" are the performances. ‐ Cambridge Day
Posted Mar 18, 2016
3/4 95% Eye In The Sky (2016) Tight editing (there's never any dislocation in sense of place while locale hopping) and well-framed shots hold the tension, as does Hibbert's well-gamed chess match of statesmanship and foreign policy. ‐ Cambridge Day
Posted Mar 18, 2016
6.7/10 46% Knight of Cups (2016) Knight of Cups suggests [Malick's] films are no different than any other director's in one important way -- casting makes a difference. ‐ Paste Magazine
Posted Mar 9, 2016
4/4 96% 12 Years a Slave (2013) The power of "Slave" is not so much its rote plea to "not forget," but its invitation to understand. ‐ Cambridge Day
Posted Feb 24, 2016