Tom Meek Movie Reviews & Previews - Rotten Tomatoes

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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
2.5/4 58% 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 96% 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 71% 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 82% 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 94% 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 83% 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
68% 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
69% 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
92% Stronger (2017) Stronger is everything Patriots Day swung for and missed.‐ The ARTery
Read More | Posted Apr 13, 2018
80% The Killing of a Sacred Deer (2017) [The Killing of a Sacred Deer] confidently finds its off-kilter gait early and stirringly so.‐ The ARTery
Read More | Posted Apr 13, 2018
40% By The Gun (2014) It's a confident composition impressively made for a paltry $3 million and it takes place in Boston's North End, where, among the outbreak of yuppie gentrification, the vestiges of the old school Mafia somehow still rage.‐ The ARTery
Read More | Posted Apr 13, 2018
3/4 87% You Were Never Really Here (2018) The film's a brutal, cerebral exposé that's bone-bruising in execution.‐ Cambridge Day
Read More | Posted Apr 12, 2018
3.5/4 95% A Quiet Place (2018) If this were simply a thespian throw-down, the wordless women would crush the berserker aliens in no time.‐ Cambridge Day
Read More | Posted Apr 6, 2018
3/4 80% Chappaquiddick (2018) Not enough can be said about Clarke... who slides seamlessly into the countenance of Teddy Kennedy, from the cagey arrogance and compassionate, somber reflectiveness to the vacant eyes of a man coming to terms with his own lethal folly.‐ Cambridge Day
Read More | Posted Apr 5, 2018
2/4 73% Ready Player One (2018) Ready Player One feels long played out.‐ Cambridge Day
Read More | Posted Mar 30, 2018
3/4 89% Isle of Dogs (2018) Isle of Dogs is all Anderson, and proudly so. It walks like a dog, talks like a human and travels in the ennui of the disenfranchised.‐ Cambridge Day
Read More | Posted Mar 28, 2018
2/4 79% Unsane (2018) Despite all those curiosity-piquing tags, the result's a muddled mix of great performances, edgy atmosphere and infuriating "is this really happening" plot twists.‐ Cambridge Day
Read More | Posted Mar 22, 2018
3/4 86% Thoroughbreds (2018) First-time director Cory Finley orchestrates the cloistered black comedy with veteran aplomb, and while that's a testament to the filmmaker's skill, the success of Thoroughbreds hangs entirely on the deft performances by Anya Taylor-Joy and Olivia Cooke.‐ Cambridge Day
Read More | Posted Mar 7, 2018
3/4 87% Annihilation (2018) "Annihilation" holds you on the edge of your seat from start to finish.‐ Cambridge Day
Read More | Posted Feb 22, 2018
3/4 97% Black Panther (2018) In short, it's a game go, with some nicely layered-in barbs about the state of race relations, and there's a mound of Oscar gold to be found among the impressive (mostly African-American) cast.‐ Cambridge Day
Read More | Posted Feb 16, 2018
2/4 25% The 15:17 to Paris (2018) [Clint] Eastwood, a capable and competent filmmaker, seems to have trusted the script and his non-actors more than his instincts.‐ Cambridge Day
Read More | Posted Feb 9, 2018
3/4 96% Gravity (2013) It's an amazing feat of filmmaking, but where Cuarón should have applied similar elbow grease was on the script.‐ Cambridge Day
Read More | Posted Feb 1, 2018
3/4 93% Thelma (2017) [Joachim] Trier weaves a weird tapestry that ensnares its heroine and the audience alike.‐ Cambridge Day
Read More | Posted Jan 19, 2018
3.5/4 91% Phantom Thread (2018) The synergy between the three is so uncanny and genuine that you wonder if they weren't brainwashed and shoehorned into their roles - forever to be Reynolds, Alma and Cyril in the waking world of 2018 and onward.‐ Cambridge Day
Read More | Posted Jan 12, 2018
4/4 87% The Post (2018) The subtle jockeying by all three becomes a most civil parlor game, telling of an era when media were far too cozy with their subjects to justifiably claim objectivity.‐ Cambridge Day
Read More | Posted Jan 11, 2018
92% Suspiria (1977) Unhappily, Argento never summons the courage to abandon narrative completely, so the script is continually acting as a brake while the visuals are driving forward to the next set-piece‐ Monthly Film Bulletin
Read More | Posted Jan 8, 2018
2/4 51% Downsizing (2017) It's just too bad in its rush to get small and cheeky, it didn't take stock more globally.‐ Cambridge Day
Read More | Posted Dec 27, 2017
3.5/4 90% I, Tonya (2018) Like its plucky anti-heroine, I, Tonya is full of grit and determination, enough to make it where pedigree, decorum and odds are stacked in opposition.‐ Cambridge Day
Read More | Posted Dec 22, 2017
3.5/4 91% Star Wars: The Last Jedi (2017) ... plenty of twists, turns and pleasant surprises to hold an audience rapt over the two-and-a-half-hour running time.‐ Cambridge Day
Read More | Posted Dec 14, 2017
2/4 31% Wonder Wheel (2017) The problem with Wonder Wheel ultimately becomes its endless rotation of self-loathing, self-interested and shortsighted characters, wanting without doing.‐ Cambridge Day
Read More | Posted Dec 12, 2017
3/4 92% The Shape of Water (2017) Guillermo del Toro returns to fine form with this fairy tale-cum-horror story that effectively echoes the texture, mood and style of his 2006 gem, "Pan's Labyrinth."‐ Cambridge Day
Read More | Posted Dec 8, 2017
3/4 99% Lady Bird (2017) "Lady Bird" is the kind of indie film like such recent hits "Moonlight" or "Boyhood" that possess mainstream crossover and critical appeal.‐ Cambridge Day
Read More | Posted Nov 16, 2017
3/4 92% Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri (2017) But McDonagh's vision and style is something of its own, and it operates on its own bloody terms. ‐ Cambridge Day
Read More | Posted Nov 16, 2017
2.5/4 92% Thor: Ragnarok (2017) The intoxicatingly strange brew - the third "Thor" flick, and fifth Marvel film that the Norse god has appeared in - gets nicely stirred by quirky New Zealand auteur Taika Waititi... ‐ Cambridge Day
Read More | Posted Nov 2, 2017
2/4 29% Suburbicon (2017) There's little in the film that will surprise you.‐ Cambridge Day
Read More | Posted Oct 26, 2017
2/4 8% The Snowman (2017) It's a disappointment too that Swedish director Tomas Alfredson, who found such rhythm and bite in recent outings such as "Let the Right One In" (2008) and "Tinker Taylor Soldier Spy" (2011), seems so hobbled here.‐ Cambridge Day
Read More | Posted Oct 20, 2017