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Tom Meek

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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
3/4 75% 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 65% 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 72% 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 51% 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 95% 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 90% 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 86% 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 96% 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 91% 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 53% 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 87% 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
6/10 64% Rolling Papers (2016) "High times in high altitudes doesn't necessarily spark an interest for those not at the party. " ‐ Paste Magazine
Posted Feb 24, 2016
91% Birdman (2014) "It's a moonstruck olio of hyperbole, reality and alter-reality, and it plays together seamlessly. " ‐ Cambridge Day
Posted Feb 16, 2016
2.5/4 84% Deadpool (2016) "It's a tangy olio that lacks substance and consistency, and despite that, its in-your-face moxie comes at you in all the right ways, gripping you by the gunny sack with a big glorious joker smile and never letting go. " ‐ Cambridge Day
Posted Feb 12, 2016
2.5/4 92% The Lady In The Van (2015) "While admirable and amiable, is their least. The actors power through, but the ungodly dwelling in matters of feces and an over-the-top use of FX at the end is far short of divine. " ‐ Cambridge Day
Posted Feb 2, 2016
51% 13 Hours: The Secret Soldiers Of Benghazi (2016) "What Bay and Hogan have done here is to sidestep the politics of naming names and, in honoring the heroics of six brave men, have subtly painted the politics of a changing global landscape. " ‐ Cambridge Day
Posted Feb 2, 2016
3.5/4 92% Anomalisa (2015) "Everything moves in small, sleepy slices like that, but the film remains rife with tension -- mostly between Michael's ears. " ‐ Cambridge Day
Posted Feb 1, 2016
3.5/4 82% The Revenant (2015) "The culmination doesn't deliver any burning revelation, but the long, bloody crawl through frozen hell ultimately becomes a contemplation on man and morality outside the confines of a law-bound society. " ‐ Cambridge Day
Posted Feb 1, 2016
2/4 30% Mojave (2016) "The roots of deconstructing Hollywood and the cancerous underbelly of privilege and fame hang there but never quite connect in a meaningful way. " ‐ Cambridge Day
Posted Feb 1, 2016
3/4 88% The Big Short (2015) "The film flies by, a wicked spin through a wicked time when everyone was guilty, no one was held accountable and the winners, who risked it all, felt like losers amid the devastation and loss. " ‐ Cambridge Day
Posted Dec 29, 2015
3/4 61% Concussion (2015) "It's a cautionary tale that should make those driving the NFL moneymaker take pause more than they already have. " ‐ Cambridge Day
Posted Dec 29, 2015
2.5/4 61% Joy (2015) "Joy marks more of the same - not a bad thing, as it features the ever determined yet effervescent Jennifer Lawrence, back under Russell's instruct for the third time. " ‐ Cambridge Day
Posted Dec 23, 2015
3/4 93% The Hunting Ground (2015) "The whole thing made me fearful for my daughter and ashamed. The Hunting Ground underscores all that and brings to light the faces wronged and those looking to make it stop. " ‐ Cambridge Day
Posted Dec 21, 2015
3/4 97% An Honest Liar (2015) "In the end, when all the shells have been shuffled and it's time to pull back the curtain, An Honest Liar is less about amazing you than it is about touching you. " ‐ Cambridge Day
Posted Dec 21, 2015
2.5/4 17% The Gunman (2015) "The matters of politics of exploitation and corporate greed get put up there on screen with great, chest-beating solemnity, but in the end... they become nothing more than the slack, cartoonish motivations of an archvillain in a Bond flick. " ‐ Cambridge Day
Posted Dec 21, 2015
3/4 72% Magician: The Astonishing Life and Work of Orson Welles (2014) "What Workman has assembled is the kind of film Welles would have been happy to part of. It's a unique, warm and fair portrait of a man who was both genius and joke and well aware of it. " ‐ Cambridge Day
Posted Dec 21, 2015
2.5/4 89% White God (2015) "White God is something bold and experimental. Beautiful and brutal, and even with its shortcomings and derivative leanings, it's a unique experience. " ‐ Cambridge Day
Posted Dec 21, 2015
2.5/4 76% Roar (1981) "I honestly can't say "Roar" is a good film or even a bad one, because it's both. But I can say there is never a down moment; there is always something to draw you in. " ‐ Cambridge Day
Posted Dec 21, 2015
1.5/4 52% Unbroken (2014) "For something that is supposed to be harrowing by definition, Unbroken never becomes much more of an ordeal than something akin to a wave machine unleashed in a calm, safe harbor. " ‐ Cambridge Day
Posted Dec 21, 2015
52% The Interview (2014) "The Interview, conversely, is little more than a sloppy air kiss blown lazily under the banner of free speech. " ‐ Cambridge Day
Posted Dec 21, 2015
3.5/4 74% Inherent Vice (2015) "Inherent Vice isn't everyone's kinda trip, but it is righteous fun for those who enjoy the high. " ‐ Cambridge Day
Posted Dec 21, 2015
3.5/4 99% Leviathan (2014) "In the end, Leviathan feels epic and tiring, but all without a dull blip. It's something of a rigorous and challenging workout for the soul. " ‐ Cambridge Day
Posted Dec 21, 2015
3/4 92% Star Wars: Episode VII - The Force Awakens (2015) "Abrams and his fellow writers have gone deep to get back to what Star Wars was and promised to be. Force seeds it well with nostalgia, blood ties and galactic prospects for the next chapters. " ‐ Cambridge Day
Posted Dec 17, 2015
2/4 32% Chappie (2015) "Chappie fizzles, a cinematic short circuit that could have been. " ‐ Cambridge Day
Posted Dec 14, 2015
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