Tom Meek Movie Reviews & Previews - Rotten Tomatoes

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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
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 24% 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 92% 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 88% 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
91% 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 93% 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 28% Suburbicon (2017) There's little in the film that will surprise you.‐ Cambridge Day
Read More | Posted Oct 26, 2017
2/4 7% 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
3.5/4 96% The Florida Project (2017) One surprising thing about The Florida Project is how rife it is with hope, even as it's weighed down by the hapless, unsustainable situation of its protagonists.‐ Cambridge Day
Read More | Posted Oct 13, 2017
3/4 87% Blade Runner 2049 (2017) "It's too bad she won't live" - as James Edward Olmos' cop says at the end of the original - but it seems that Scott's punk-noir darling has.‐ Cambridge Day
Read More | Posted Oct 6, 2017
3/4 86% Battle of the Sexes (2017) "Battle of the Sexes" is more than just an empowerment victory lap for women and others seeking equality; it's a heartfelt love story or two, and a fantastic time capsule resurrecting the early '70s with aplomb.‐ Cambridge Day
Read More | Posted Sep 28, 2017
68% Trance (2013) [Trance] evokes an eerie, hypnotic wonderment, consuming you and transporting you, until inevitably, the fingers snap, the eyes open, and the rapturous trance is broken.‐ The Rumpus
Read More | Posted Sep 18, 2017
3/4 85% Ingrid Goes West (2017) Much of the film's success can be attributed to [Aubrey] Plaza, who makes her sociopathic wallflower remarkably nuanced and empathetic, beyond the trappings of the script.‐ Cambridge Day
Read More | Posted Aug 30, 2017
3.5/4 92% Logan Lucky (2017) Like in the Ocean films, Soderbergh's loaded A-list goes on and on.‐ Cambridge Day
Read More | Posted Aug 24, 2017
3/4 92% Good Time (2017) [Good Time] is sharp, flashy filmmaking that enthralls increasingly with each turn of the downward spiral.‐ Cambridge Day
Read More | Posted Aug 24, 2017
3/4 87% Wind River (2017) The combination of character, setting and weave makes well-known tropes fresh and new.‐ Cambridge Day
Read More | Posted Aug 17, 2017
3.5/4 84% Detroit (2017) The movie makes no big pretensions - even in title - as it wades into the mayhem with a journalistic eye.‐ Cambridge Day
Read More | Posted Aug 4, 2017
3/4 77% Atomic Blonde (2017) As intriguing as that cat-and-mouse mind game is, it's not until we get to Lorraine touching down in Berlin to hunt for the list that the film generates real pyrotechnics.‐ Cambridge Day
Read More | Posted Jul 28, 2017
3/4 93% Baby Driver (2017) Besides the chase sequences, what makes Baby Driver go is the hot potpourri of personalities Baby gets paired with.‐ Cambridge Day
Read More | Posted Jun 30, 2017
78% The Beguiled (2017) Beyond her capable cast, Coppola's major ace in the hole turns out to be French cinematographer Philippe Le Sourd.‐ Cambridge Day
Read More | Posted Jun 30, 2017
2.5/4 92% Wonder Woman (2017) Much credit should go to Godot, who can be alluring, tough, goofy and sweet all in the same take.‐ Cambridge Day
Read More | Posted Jun 1, 2017
2/4 87% The Lost City of Z (2017) In the end Z becomes an entertaining travelogue of minor character in history that unfortunately turns back just as the water gets choppy.‐ Cambridge Day
Read More | Posted Apr 27, 2017
2/4 45% Ghost in the Shell (2017) By the end of the film, everything's empty and contrived.‐ Cambridge Day
Read More | Posted Apr 6, 2017
2.5/4 79% T2 Trainspotting (2017) How this T2 ties up isn't satisfying enough, but enough loose ends are left on the floor for another fix in 10 or 20 years.‐ Cambridge Day
Read More | Posted Mar 24, 2017
3/4 90% Raw (2017) It contains one of the grimmest, most disturbing acts on film. Nothing in Raw can top it, but Raw has an edginess that pervades, an unpredictability that draws and pulls you much in the same way Justine discovers her true gastronomical desires.‐ Cambridge Day
Read More | Posted Mar 17, 2017
2.5/4 93% Logan (2017) Logan, the third Wolverine spinoff from an X-Men movie empire that has grown terribly long in the tooth (or is that claw?), does a nice job of righting the ship with this elegiac closing chapter.‐ Cambridge Day
Read More | Posted Mar 2, 2017
3/4 99% Get Out (2017) The result is something clearly borrowed, incredibly fresh and nearly perfect in light of the current political climate.‐ Cambridge Day
Read More | Posted Feb 24, 2017
100% O.J.: Made in America (2016) In its whole, it's a biting chronicle of the African-American condition over the past six decades.‐ Cambridge Day
Read More | Posted Jan 20, 2017
100% Tower (2016) The film's portrait of pain, perseverance and heroism lingers beyond the borders of time and colored hues.‐ Cambridge Day
Read More | Posted Jan 20, 2017
3/4 96% Paterson (2016) Paterson is an exemplar... plumbing the passion for meter and the banality of the everyday while tapping into the rhythm and flow of the human condition.‐ Cambridge Day
Read More | Posted Jan 20, 2017
3.5/4 93% 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
Read More | Posted Jan 6, 2017
3.5/4 92% La La Land (2016) It's deeply derivative yet wholly original, an odd mix that will keep audiences on their toes.‐ Cambridge Day
Read More | 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
Read More | 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
Read More | Posted Dec 13, 2016
3/4 75% 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
Read More | Posted Dec 9, 2016
3/4 96% 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
Read More | Posted Nov 29, 2016
3.5/4 90% 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
Read More | Posted Nov 11, 2016
2.5/4 87% 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
Read More | 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
Read More | Posted Nov 4, 2016
4/4 95% 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
Read More | Posted Oct 28, 2016
2.5/4 22% 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
Read More | Posted Oct 21, 2016