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Tony Medley

Tony Medley
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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
8/10 83% Denial (2016) Outstanding performances by Rachel Weisz and Tom Wilkinson are upstaged by an Oscar (R)-quality appearance by Timothy Spall as the hateful Holocaust denier in this film based on a 2000 defamation lawsuit.‐ Tolucan Times
Read More | Posted Sep 30, 2016
8/10 84% Deepwater Horizon (2016) ...a real eye-opener...A+ for verisimilitude...What happens when the rig blows out is astonishing to flight performances but Malkovich steals every scene he's in. I wasn't expecting much, but came away enormously impressed.‐ Tolucan Times
Read More | Posted Sep 30, 2016
5/10 63% The Magnificent Seven (2016) Why? Does the world really need a third iteration of this story? And one without the outstanding cast and iconic performances of its predecessor? And one with an imbecilic final battle which drags on long enough to kill every extra in Hollywood?‐ Tolucan Times
Read More | Posted Sep 22, 2016
10/10 95% The Beatles: Eight Days a Week - The Touring Years (2016) of the most enjoyable movies of the year...filled with wonderful music and fascinating interviews with all The Beatles and others...shows in detail how difficult touring became for the Fab Four.‐ Tolucan Times
Read More | Posted Sep 18, 2016
8/10 61% Snowden (2016) If you haven't prejudged Snowden, it's a very good film (that could have been better with less; less runtime, less romance, less of the scenes in Snowden's hotel room, but with the skullduggery of Snowden fleeing and avoiding his pursuers added). ‐ Tolucan Times
Read More | Posted Sep 17, 2016
7/10 76% Bridget Jones's Baby (2016) The first hour is nauseatingly politically correct, contrived, unfunny, and boring. Worse, every single female in the first part drops F-bombs all over the place, even a 10 year old girl. Funny? Not! That said, the last hour is very good.‐ Tolucan Times
Read More | Posted Sep 16, 2016
7/10 85% Sully (2016) Despite a soporific first 30 minutes that is almost deadly, when director Eastwood finally gets to the landing on the Hudson and the subsequent hearing the film is so good that it overcomes the first third, but why did Hanks hide Sully's smile?‐ Tolucan Times
Read More | Posted Sep 9, 2016
7/10 40% Morgan (2016) Taking Alicia Vikander's 2015 'Ex Machina' one step further... despite the tilt towards horror and unnecessary graphic violence, it has fine acting, tight directing, and holds interest throughout.‐ Tolucan Times
Read More | Posted Sep 2, 2016
510 97% Hell or High Water (2016) While there's some good action while the brothers are holding up the banks, this film is mostly conversation between Pine and Foster, on the one hand, and Bridges and Birmingham, on the other. Compelling is not the word for which I would be groping.‐ Tolucan Times
Read More | Posted Sep 1, 2016
7/10 66% Anthropoid (2016) Burdened by washed-out color and counter-factual Hollywood touches (like a ridiculous love affair), this still shows a faithful recreation of the disastrous assassination of Nazi monster Reinhard Heydrich in Prague, 1942.‐ Tolucan Times
Read More | Posted Aug 12, 2016
3/10 25% Suicide Squad (2016) This movie fits the formula perfectly with a fight every 10 or 15 minutes each of which defies all logic and reason. Nothing's perfect, or I would call this a perfect waste of time. ..if you have seen one of these, you have seen them all.‐ Tolucan Times
Read More | Posted Aug 5, 2016
2/10 20% The Double (2011) Richard Gere and Topher Grace say the lines and hit their marks like professionals do, but almost from the opening scene it's clear that this is a thriller that is less than thrilling.‐
Read More | Posted Aug 3, 2016
3/10 81% Equity (2016) ...advertised as '...produced and financed by women, collaborating with women of Wall Street, who chose to invest in this film because they wanted to see this story told,' given the quality of the result, I won't be investing in any of their IPOs.‐ Tolucan Times
Read More | Posted Jul 29, 2016
8/10 55% Jason Bourne (2016) entertaining film marred by ridiculous car chases, but one does get to look at Alicia Vikander for two hours, and there's nothing wrong with that.‐ Tolucan Times
Read More | Posted Jul 29, 2016
0/10 59% Absolutely Fabulous: The Movie (2016) ...annoying...hopelessly silly...cannot be taken seriously either as a parody or a satire... commands no involvement whatsoever in either the characters or the story. ‐ Tolucan Times
Read More | Posted Jul 25, 2016
8/10 69% The Infiltrator (2016) extraordinarily high tension tale...Even better is that the bittersweet conclusion is far from being a typical Hollywood Ending.‐ Tolucan Times
Read More | Posted Jul 17, 2016
8/10 71% Café Society (2016) Woody Allen's clever story and script are delivered with spot-on performances by Kristen Stewart, Jesse Eisenberg, and Steve Carell. The Los Angeles locations are filmed so lovingly that it makes one yearn to be there then instead of now.‐ Tolucan Times
Read More | Posted Jul 16, 2016
5/10 35% The Legend of Tarzan (2016) This is little more than what would have been a B film in the 1930s-40s, the second feature of a double bill, and it might not have even made that cut.‐ Tolucan Times
Read More | Posted Jul 1, 2016
7/10 95% De Palma (2016) If you ever wonder why movies are too long, listen to a director talk about himself for almost two hours. It's interesting but I would have liked to have heard from others about what it was like to work with him, too.‐ Tolucan Times
Read More | Posted Jun 30, 2016
10/10 71% Our Kind of Traitor (2016) This is the type of thriller that Eric Ambler used to write, where an ordinary man suddenly finds himself involved with all kinds of international intrigue. I loved Ambler's books and I loved this movie just as much. Stellan Skarsgärd sparkles!‐ Tolucan Times
Read More | Posted Jun 30, 2016
0/10 57% The Neon Demon (2016) ...another bit of psuedo-stylistic rubbish by Refn...a horror film that includes graphic scenes of perversions like necrophilia and cannibalism...mind-numbingly slow...and stomach-turningly disgusting. Why it's not rated NC-17 is puzzling.‐ Tolucan Times
Read More | Posted Jun 28, 2016
7/10 90% Eat That Question: Frank Zappa in His Own Words (2016) You don't have to like Kappa's music, or even know anything about it, to get something out of this informative film which includes caustic comments about virtually everything, government, religion, the music industry, American culture, and more.‐ Tolucan Times
Read More | Posted Jun 27, 2016
9/10 33% Enemy Territory (Septembers Of Shiraz) (2016) ...captures what it must be like to have your life suddenly turned around into total chaos, the hopelessness, the helplessness, and the despair that descends when thrown into a dungeon where people all around you are being executed on a daily basis.‐ Tolucan Times
Read More | Posted Jun 23, 2016
8/10 67% Diary of a Chambermaid (Journal d'une femme de chambre) (2016) Jacquot expertly combines the mores of the 1900 novel and the mid-20th Century films with today's world and the result is a thought-provoking film that leaves the viewer contemplating what they have just seen. Seydoux is outstanding.‐ Tolucan Times
Read More | Posted Jun 15, 2016
2/10 51% Genius (2016) ...a drab, dark, slow movie with absolutely no chemistry between or among any of the players...the color so washed out that it might as well have been in black & white.‐ Tolucan Times
Read More | Posted Jun 10, 2016
7/10 77% Popstar: Never Stop Never Stopping (2016) ...while it admirably mocks the sounds rap musicians try to foist off as 'music,' and 'lyrics,' ...there are far too many F bombs...but the production values are of high quality, the rap music almost agreeable,...and the film reasonably enjoyable.‐ Tolucan Times
Read More | Posted Jun 7, 2016
8/10 92% The Nice Guys (2016) Writer/director Shane Black is back with another Private Eye flick and this is a good one...overcoming a byzantine plot that never really does make any sense with a witty script, fine acting and directing, and terrific cinematography . ‐ Tolucan Times
Read More | Posted May 27, 2016
8/10 85% Maggie's Plan (2016) This is a complex film about a protagonist, Maggie Hardin (Greta Gerwig), who views herself as an honest person who feels she deals with life ethically. Who was it who said that women are inscrutable?‐ Tolucan Times
Read More | Posted May 20, 2016
0/10 62% Neighbors 2: Sorority Rising (2016) ...vulgar, disgusting, tasteless drivel.‐ Tolucan Times
Read More | Posted May 18, 2016
8/10 57% Money Monster (2016) This is either a spoof or a devastating attack on those charlatans on TV who spout all they know about investing in stocks and bonds, which is basically nothing. It's well directed and acted and has the required tension throughout.‐ Tolucan Times
Read More | Posted May 17, 2016
8/10 89% A Bigger Splash (2016) ...even though it is a lot of talk, there is an underlying tension constantly onscreen that the characters are cascading towards something bad. Particularly effective is Dakota Johnson who creates an extremely disturbing femme fatale.‐ Tolucan Times
Read More | Posted May 5, 2016
5/10 90% Captain America: Civil War (2016) This is a stark example of what movies have become, which is intellectual diarrhea...there is no acting...just one ridiculous fight after another between and among people who are more or less invulnerable. But, get used to it. This junk makes money. ‐ Tolucan Times
Read More | Posted May 5, 2016
7/10 61% The Man Who Knew Infinity (2016) Despite grossly misrepresenting many facts, this is an interesting, well-acted movie. Too bad they felt they had to put Hollywood twists into a story that would have been better told had they stuck with what actually happened.‐ Tolucan Times
Read More | Posted Apr 30, 2016
2/10 7% Mother's Day (2016) Gary Marshall has apparently morphed from comedic movie director to rabbi, because this preaches a plethora of politically correct Hollywood Values with not one laugh in sight.‐ Tolucan Times
Read More | Posted Apr 29, 2016
5/10 95% The Jungle Book (2016) 10/10 for 7 year olds, but while the special effects are spectacular and beautiful, it's a cartoon and how can any adult sit still through this for 2 hours? Save me from any cartoon that lasts much longer than 7 minutes.‐ Tolucan Times
Read More | Posted Apr 25, 2016
0/10 84% The Meddler (2016) First the good news. This does, in fact, end...even though you might feel terminally trapped in this politically correct drivel.The only good things are J.K. Simmons who is in it for about 10 minutes and Juice Newton singing 'Angel of the Morning.'‐ Tolucan Times
Read More | Posted Apr 23, 2016
7/10 17% The Huntsman: Winter's War (2016) It's all a bunch of nonsense, but the production values are high and the forests are enchanted, the special effects...are good, and the story is told with a wink and a lot of light-hearted touches, so there's nothing to get too upset about.‐ Tolucan Times
Read More | Posted Apr 22, 2016
10/10 89% Fastball (2016) I've seen lots of baseball clips but there are clips in this film I've never seen, including some fine clips of the legendary Walter Johnson. But there's a lot more to it than that.This is a film that no baseball fan should miss.‐ Tolucan Times
Read More | Posted Apr 21, 2016
7/10 30% Criminal (2016) If you can accept the premise, which I was able to do, this is a tense sci-fi chase thriller with a fine cast, exceptional cinematography, and good pace.‐ Tolucan Times
Read More | Posted Apr 15, 2016
1/10 22% The Boss (2016) The team of McCarthy/spouse as auteurs threatens to give nepotism a bad name...there's good news and bad news. The good news is that it's only 90 minutes long; the bad news is that it is 90 minutes long.‐ Tolucan Times
Read More | Posted Apr 8, 2016
1/10 73% Miles Ahead (2016) Cheadle says, 'I had no interest in making another biopic since I found them full of contrivances and fabrications. You know, 'based on a true story'.' So he makes a biopic full of contrivances and fabrications and fictional characters. What a waste!‐ Tolucan Times
Read More | Posted Apr 3, 2016
10/10 No Score Yet Joan Rivers: Exit Laughing (2016) This story of Joan Rivers (one of very few comedians who could make me laugh uncontrollably) is told both by herself and her fellow comics with insight and lots of humor and clips. I'm sorry I can only give it a 10.‐ Tolucan Times
Read More | Posted Mar 30, 2016
5/10 20% I Saw the Light (2016) ...huge mistake in minimizing the great music and in allowing Hiddleston to sing the songs himself instead of lip syncing to Williams' unique voice...then for 'Lovesick Blues,' they use Emmett Miller's voice instead of Hank's! How stupid can you get?‐ Tolucan Times
Read More | Posted Mar 24, 2016
7/10 83% Midnight Special (2016) The ending would appeal to Alain Resnais, who directed the puzzling 'Last Year at Marienbad'. But what do you do with a sci-fi movie? Oh well, it's finely directed and acted, and it's entertaining so that's all that matters.‐ Tolucan Times
Read More | Posted Mar 19, 2016
7/10 83% Hello, My Name is Doris (2016) If this film had come out near the end of the year, I think that Field would be up for another Oscar (R). What she conveys in her eyes and facial expressions are what make the film a grabber. I think you'll "really like her!"‐ Tolucan Times
Read More | Posted Mar 11, 2016
10/10 95% Eye In The Sky (2016) Seems like a remake of Gable's 'Command Decision' updated for the 21st Century. The tension crackles as time is a-wastin' while everyone passes the buck. This is exceptionally realistic with a top flight performance by Helen Mirren in Gable's role.‐ Tolucan Times
Read More | Posted Mar 11, 2016
3/10 25% London Has Fallen (2016) ...a script filled with hackneyed dialogue...automatic rifles that shoot thousands of bullets without needing reloading...filmmakers without the courage to identify Islamic Jihadists as the bad guys. How many more times will we have to see this?‐ Tolucan Times
Read More | Posted Mar 4, 2016
9/10 67% Whiskey Tango Foxtrot (2016) ...deftly mixes comedy with adventure and romance to make this an extremely well-rounded film.‐ Tolucan Times
Read More | Posted Mar 4, 2016
3/10 27% Crazy About Tiffany's (2016) ...a display of highly offensive conspicuous consumption by some snooty ladies who wear their privilege at the end of their stuck up noses. Frankly, until the last ten minutes I had a hard time staying awake.‐ Tolucan Times
Read More | Posted Feb 26, 2016
8/10 80% Eddie The Eagle (2016) This is a touching true story of a nerd who became an Olympics hero with a smashing performance by Taron Egerton and terrific skiing photography.‐ Tolucan Times
Read More | Posted Feb 26, 2016