Tom Meek Movie Reviews & Previews - Rotten Tomatoes

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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
3.5/4 99% Roma (2018) The key to "Roma" is the patiently quiet and soulful performance by Aparicio.‐ Cambridge Day
Read More | Posted Dec 7, 2018
3/4 88% Prospect (2018) Prospect also moves in bends and inflections that are largely - and pleasantly - unpredictable.‐ Cambridge Day
Read More | Posted Nov 29, 2018
2.5/4 82% Green Book (2018) [Farrelly's] actors, though, do a great job... and forge a genuine chemistry, despite such overwrought handling.‐ Cambridge Day
Read More | Posted Nov 26, 2018
3/4 91% Widows (2018) An embarrassment of riches in the casting.‐ Cambridge Day
Read More | Posted Nov 14, 2018
82% The Other Side of the Wind (2018) An eye-popping wonderment steeped in incredible circumstance.‐ Cambridge Day
Read More | Posted Nov 12, 2018
2/4 82% Overlord (2018) Something of a missed opportunity for all.‐ Cambridge Day
Read More | Posted Nov 12, 2018
2.5/4 40% The Girl in the Spider's Web (2018) It's sleek but overloaded.‐ Cambridge Day
Read More | Posted Nov 8, 2018
2/4 37% Viper Club (2018) For the most part, we sit with Helen, tortured as she is and wishing something more would happen.‐ Cambridge Day
Read More | Posted Nov 5, 2018
No Score Yet The Ito Sisters (2017) The film too is never vehement - it doesn't need to be.‐ Cambridge Day
Read More | Posted Oct 25, 2018
2.5/4 65% Stella's Last Weekend (2018) Thankfully, the script - written and directed by ubiquitous TV actress Polly Draper... imbues the boys with vulnerabilities and injects moments of doubt and reflection.‐ Cambridge Day
Read More | Posted Oct 25, 2018
2.5/4 74% Bad Times at the El Royale (2018) The camp mostly works, while Bridges and Johnson hold the fort, Spaeny and Pullman add flourishes of manic quirk and Erivo adds soul, social context and glorious chops.‐ Cambridge Day
Read More | Posted Oct 15, 2018
3.5/4 90% A Star Is Born (2018) Not only has [Cooper] made something old new again, he's reinvented it and improved upon it. It's a passion project that shoots for the stars and is likely to strike Oscar gold.‐ Cambridge Day
Read More | Posted Oct 8, 2018
3.5/4 92% The Old Man & the Gun (2018) It's impossible to justify their misdeeds, but so charmed you're okay giving your morality a two-hour vacation.‐ Cambridge Day
Read More | Posted Oct 5, 2018
3.5/4 85% The Sisters Brothers (2018) It's quite a violent film, but also one with great emotional depth - a rare accomplishment that makes it the best American western to hit the screen since The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford.‐ Cambridge Day
Read More | Posted Oct 4, 2018
3/4 96% Bisbee '17 (2018) Beyond the rote talking heads, the film's something of a dreamy cinematic wonder.‐ Cambridge Day
Read More | Posted Sep 21, 2018
2.5/4 65% Lizzie (2018) It's a glum and gorgeous composition.‐ Cambridge Day
Read More | Posted Sep 20, 2018
87% Madeline's Madeline (2018) There's also a splash of Mother! wildness in there, but it's fresh and new; my comparisons may be spot on and are irrelevant just the same.‐ Cambridge Day
Read More | Posted Sep 17, 2018
2/4 59% White Boy Rick (2018) Somehow White Boy Rick doesn't know how to deliver, or maybe it's just that hard to make a true-life criminal be sympathetic or compelling onscreen.‐ Cambridge Day
Read More | Posted Sep 13, 2018
2/4 10% Peppermint (2018) The amiable Jennifer Garner spreading her wings as an avenging angel has a lot less to work with in terms of nuance and character, though the film far exceeds "Taken" in brutality and head count.‐ Cambridge Day
Read More | Posted Sep 7, 2018
3/4 92% Crazy Rich Asians (2018) Revels smartly in the excess of its subjects without being trite, superficial or dismissive.‐ Cambridge Day
Read More | Posted Aug 15, 2018
3.5/4 95% BlacKkKlansman (2018) One of Lee's most thoroughly entertaining works. The cast and the crisp dialogue fire with purpose.‐ Cambridge Day
Read More | Posted Aug 13, 2018
2.5/4 95% Dark Money (2018) Eventually we get where Reed is going.‐ Cambridge Day
Read More | Posted Aug 3, 2018
3/4 97% Mission: Impossible - Fallout (2018) McQuarrie, an obvious cinephile, layers in a slew of subtle, tongue-in-cheek film references for the enlightened.‐ Cambridge Day
Read More | Posted Jul 30, 2018
3/4 77% Don't Worry, He Won't Get Far on Foot (2018) The most telling and frightening aspect of Don't Worry, however, is its raw and honest depiction of addiction and the grip it has on the ensnared.‐ Cambridge Day
Read More | Posted Jul 20, 2018
3/4 88% Ant-Man and the Wasp (2018) The action sequences are seamless, funny and, with their use of big-small toggles, ever surprising and fresh.‐ Cambridge Day
Read More | Posted Jul 9, 2018
3/4 100% Leave No Trace (2018) The film's so tight and intimate and quiet you feel as if you're at the campfire sipping pine needle tea with Tom and Will.‐ Cambridge Day
Read More | Posted Jun 29, 2018
2/4 48% Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom (2018) Never quite achieves the amusement ride thrill that made its ancestors such scary good fun.‐ Cambridge Day
Read More | Posted Jun 25, 2018
2.5/4 57% Hotel Artemis (2018) It doesn't help that in an era of grand set designs, the glimmers of the outer-scape feel cheap, plastic and uninspired - not in the cheesy, good way.‐ Cambridge Day
Read More | Posted Jun 8, 2018
99% Won't You Be My Neighbor? (2018) Neville's documentary isn't so much about a life revisited as it is about a man on a mission. ‐ The ARTery
Read More | Posted Jun 7, 2018
2.5/4 86% Upgrade (2018) It's not nearly as sharp or socially biting, but does have a fresh, whimsical take on tomorrow.‐ Cambridge Day
Read More | Posted Jun 1, 2018
3/4 93% First Reformed (2018) First Reformed is something of a resurrection for the 71-year-old filmmaker, and an apt one.‐ Cambridge Day
Read More | Posted May 24, 2018
3/4 70% Solo: A Star Wars Story (2018) The film is at its thriving best when the screen is filled by the potpourri of personality that orbits the pivotal pilot of the title. ‐ Cambridge Day
Read More | Posted May 24, 2018
2.5/4 83% Deadpool 2 (2018) Where the original was... fresher than a boatload of day scallops, the part deux follow-up feels more like daily gruel. ‐ Cambridge Day
Read More | Posted May 18, 2018
3/4 93% Beast (2018) Eerie, foreboding and profoundly disorienting.‐ Cambridge Day
Read More | Posted May 18, 2018
2/4 74% Little Pink House (2018) The reedy true-life saga never quite finds its pulse and purpose.‐ Cambridge Day
Read More | Posted May 4, 2018
2.5/4 84% Avengers: Infinity War (2018) The [Russo] brothers clearly know what clicks and to keep things moving.‐ Cambridge Day
Read More | Posted Apr 26, 2018
97% Mad Max: Fury Road (2015) In the end, Miller has done it and done it righteously - reimagining a sturdy franchise and living up to the original, while kicking the tired reboot to the curb. Fury Road is rife with activity and fertile with ideas.‐ The ARTery
Read More | Posted Apr 16, 2018
96% The Look of Silence (2015) The Look of Silence is a much more somber and telling work, and while it lacks "Killing's" lurid enigmatic allure, it's no less dark and registers wholly, one hundred times, more human. ‐ The ARTery
Read More | Posted Apr 16, 2018
91% The Martian (2015) Scott only gets it half right, but the science lecture up to the go-for-broke finale, is scintillating in its own cerebral right.‐ The ARTery
Read More | Posted Apr 16, 2018
86% Steve Jobs (2015) [Aaron Sorkin and Danny Boyle] freely compress and embellish and bite into something piquant and tart. ‐ The ARTery
Read More | Posted Apr 16, 2018
92% The Peacemaker (2018) One of the essential keys to the film's slow, entwining charm, beyond O'Malley's intoxicatingly idiosyncratic personality, is the effusive patience demonstrated by Demo.‐ The ARTery
Read More | Posted Apr 16, 2018
74% The Hateful Eight (2015) [The Hateful Eight] is what you'd expect and hope for in a Tarantino film, but by the edgy auteur's barometer, it's a lesser cut.‐ The ARTery
Read More | Posted Apr 16, 2018
91% The Witch (2016) There's plenty that beguiles in Robert Eggers' moody film The Witch.‐ The ARTery
Read More | Posted Apr 13, 2018
80% Patriots Day (2017) Ultimately Patriots Day becomes a Berg and Wahlberg branding of our misery. They probably set out with the best intentions, but turning a tragedy into a fictional fantasy only creates a fragmented sense of reality that likely won't suture any wounds.‐ The ARTery
Read More | Posted Apr 13, 2018
35% Live By Night (2017) All the pieces are there. But if another thespian tackled the role of Joe, as when Ben let younger brother Casey take the lead in Gone Baby Gone, perhaps Affleck would have been free to focus more effectively on the complex narrative arc. ‐ The ARTery
Read More | Posted Apr 13, 2018
91% I Am Jane Doe (2017) [I Am Jane Doe] covers a lot of terrain competently and comprehensively.‐ The ARTery
Read More | Posted Apr 13, 2018
69% Free Fire (2017) Wheatley has always had a nose for unsavory sorts. And with his embarrassment of riches in "Free Fire," we all get to cash in.‐ The ARTery
Read More | Posted Apr 13, 2018
66% Alien: Covenant (2017) Covenant on the other hand tries too hard to go back to its origins. It's successful in that all the boxes get checked, and we do get the fun of Fassbender going against Fassbender, but other than that, what's old doesn't necessarily feel new again.‐ The ARTery
Read More | Posted Apr 13, 2018
70% mother! (2017) Part horror story, part existential ponderance and ever doing cinematic backflips, mother! is a movie that certainly won't be everyone's cup of tea. But those who see it will be held rapt from the very first frame to the film's fiery crescendo.‐ The ARTery
Read More | Posted Apr 13, 2018
91% Stronger (2017) Stronger is everything Patriots Day swung for and missed.‐ The ARTery
Read More | Posted Apr 13, 2018