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Travis Hopson

Travis Hopson
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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
2.5/5 93% The Ballad of Buster Scruggs (2018) As a whole Buster Scruggs is too often like a gunfighter firing nothing but blanks. ‐ Punch Drunk Critics
Read More | Posted Nov 9, 2018
3.5/5 85% Boy Erased (2018) What Boy Erased doesn't do is look down on those who pin their hopes on conversion therapy's success.‐ Punch Drunk Critics
Read More | Posted Nov 8, 2018
4/5 80% Overlord (2018) The B-movie fun and gore of Dead Snow meets the battlefield action of Saving Private Ryan‐ Punch Drunk Critics
Read More | Posted Nov 8, 2018
3.5/5 59% The Front Runner (2018) Reitman's film has all of the messiness of a real campaign. ‐ Punch Drunk Critics
Read More | Posted Nov 8, 2018
3/5 32% The Nutcracker and the Four Realms (2018) Its gorgeous production design, colorful characters, and dazzling costumes are a visual treat, but little about the story proves to be nearly as much of a gift.‐ Punch Drunk Critics
Read More | Posted Nov 6, 2018
3/5 41% The Girl in the Spider's Web (2018) While the icy atmosphere and blood-curdling violence remain, there's a forward momentum and turn towards Bond-esque action that director Fede Alvarez has brought to what looks to be a revitalized franchise.‐ Punch Drunk Critics
Read More | Posted Nov 6, 2018
2/5 62% Suspiria (2018) Suspiria has "divisive" written all over it, and will surely be a film that some find to be a true work of art while others, like me, write it off as pretentious nonsense.‐ Punch Drunk Critics
Read More | Posted Oct 31, 2018
4/5 95% Burning (Beoning) (2018) Burning is a quiet, contemplative film that wields its deliberate pace like a surgeon's scalpel. ‐ Punch Drunk Critics
Read More | Posted Oct 31, 2018
3.5/5 88% What They Had (2018) ...a funny and heartbreaking story about love, finding it and the painful ways in which we can lose it. ‐ Punch Drunk Critics
Read More | Posted Oct 29, 2018
3/5 36% Hunter Killer (2018) The further Hunter Killer goes beneath the surface, the better off it is. ‐ Punch Drunk Critics
Read More | Posted Oct 26, 2018
3/5 98% Can You Ever Forgive Me? (2018) The one thing this film can't do is give us a reason to like Lee Israel. ‐ Punch Drunk Critics
Read More | Posted Oct 26, 2018
3.5/5 92% Widows (2018) Widows is a rare bird, indeed; a thriller of blockbuster scope with the artistry of a prestige drama. ‐ Punch Drunk Critics
Read More | Posted Oct 25, 2018
3/5 95% The Favourite (2018) Provides a lot of sick enjoyment, but like too many of Lanthimos' films the high doesn't last quite long enough.‐ Punch Drunk Critics
Read More | Posted Oct 25, 2018
4/5 88% Green Book (2018) This is classic Golden era filmmaking, jazzy and well-produced with aspirations to entertain and enlighten.‐ Punch Drunk Critics
Read More | Posted Oct 25, 2018
3/5 93% Wildlife (2018) ...shows Dano's confident hand behind the camera, and features Carey Mulligan in yet another career best performance.‐ Punch Drunk Critics
Read More | Posted Oct 25, 2018
3/5 62% Bohemian Rhapsody (2018) While the film is definitely entertaining because of extensive use of the group's greatest hits and Ramek's lively performance, the rest is as substantive as one of the band's concert anthems.‐ Punch Drunk Critics
Read More | Posted Oct 25, 2018
3.5/5 98% Shoplifters (Manbiki kazoku) (2018) If there is a cinematic equivalent of comfort food, Koreeda's movies are it and Shoplifters is one of the best examples. ‐ Punch Drunk Critics
Read More | Posted Oct 20, 2018
3/5 92% Stan & Ollie (2018) ...the film overcomes rote presentation through the extraordinary gifts of its multi-faceted stars.‐ Punch Drunk Critics
Read More | Posted Oct 19, 2018
3/5 69% Beautiful Boy (2018) Beautiful Boyhas all of the credentials, and is clearly a movie with big Oscars aspirations, but it never packs the emotional punch that it should.‐ Punch Drunk Critics
Read More | Posted Oct 19, 2018
4/5 99% Roma (2018) Plenty of movies are personal and don't come close to the feeling we get fromRoma, that we are literally walking through Cuaron's fondest memories.‐ Punch Drunk Critics
Read More | Posted Oct 19, 2018
3/5 48% Goosebumps 2: Haunted Halloween (2018) Despite some clear problems director Ari Sandel was unable to keep masked, Goosebumps 2: Haunted Halloween should be a treat to its target audience. ‐ Punch Drunk Critics
Read More | Posted Oct 12, 2018
4/5 88% First Man (2018) It can be a little jarring that Armstrong does come off at times like a passenger in his own story, but in a way that also makes sense when you consider the enormity of his mission. ‐ Punch Drunk Critics
Read More | Posted Oct 11, 2018
3/5 79% 22 July (2018) Nobody makes heart-pounding, gut-wrenching dramas that you never want to watch twice quite like Paul Greengrass. ‐ Punch Drunk Critics
Read More | Posted Oct 11, 2018
3.5/5 73% Bad Times at the El Royale (2018) Even if you aren't hip to every aspect of this wild genre mashup, there are so many big pulpy performances you'll be checked in for the long haul. ‐ Punch Drunk Critics
Read More | Posted Oct 9, 2018
3.5/5 61% The Oath (2018) No matter who you voted for, The Oath offers a little something to smile about during these heated political times.‐ Punch Drunk Critics
Read More | Posted Oct 5, 2018
3/5 29% Venom (2018) Venom is a severely flawed movie in a lot of different ways, but I'll be damned if the gonzo back-and-forth between Tom Hardy's journalist Eddie Brock and the alien symbiote wasn't a lot of twisted fun‐ Punch Drunk Critics
Read More | Posted Oct 4, 2018
4/5 90% A Star Is Born (2018) Like Barbra Streisand and Whitney Houston before her, Gaga is on her way to becoming more than just a singer who occasionally acts. ‐ Punch Drunk Critics
Read More | Posted Oct 2, 2018
3.5/5 86% Colette (2018) Colette has the graceful visual trappings of a costume drama but is driven by an electric, erotic mood. ‐ Punch Drunk Critics
Read More | Posted Oct 1, 2018
4/5 85% The Sisters Brothers (2018) . At times funny and brutal, but always with an eye towards larger concerns, the film is a passionate look at the ties that bind brothers together, even if that bond is forged in blood.‐ Punch Drunk Critics
Read More | Posted Sep 27, 2018
2.5/5 29% Night School (2018) ...together Hart and Haddish barely get a passing grade in a film that doesn't have enough laughs to justify its nearly two-hour runtime.‐ Punch Drunk Critics
Read More | Posted Sep 27, 2018
2/5 59% Slice (2018) The impressionSliceleaves is of a sincere but overstuffed curiosity that will be an interesting footnote in Chance's career.‐ Punch Drunk Critics
Read More | Posted Sep 25, 2018
3/5 66% The House with a Clock in Its Walls (2018) A Spielberg-esque adventure full of modest frights and lots of magic.‐ Punch Drunk Critics
Read More | Posted Sep 20, 2018
3.5/5 81% Fahrenheit 11/9 (2018) What will be surprising to some is how little of the film is actually about Trump, and to be fair it's better the further Moore gets away from easy potshots at him. ‐ Punch Drunk Critics
Read More | Posted Sep 19, 2018
1.5/5 13% Life Itself (2018) Life itself may be unpredictable yet sadly Life Itself is anything but.‐ Punch Drunk Critics
Read More | Posted Sep 18, 2018
3.5/5 72% Final Score (2018) ...has a lot more life in it than Die Hard has had in years. ‐ Punch Drunk Critics
Read More | Posted Sep 14, 2018
2.5/5 61% Bel Canto (2018) A film so dull it could be used as torture by one's captors.‐ Punch Drunk Critics
Read More | Posted Sep 13, 2018
3.5/5 85% A Simple Favor (2018) A Simple Favor is more delightful than Gone Girl and just as twisted.‐ Punch Drunk Critics
Read More | Posted Sep 12, 2018
3.5/5 33% The Predator (2018) The Predatoris like somebody reached back into the '80s and brought the movies of that era into the now.‐ Punch Drunk Critics
Read More | Posted Sep 11, 2018
2/5 10% Peppermint (2018) A bland Death Wishriff with the expected racial stereotypes, grim cinematography, bumbling cops, and anti-hero nonsense, Peppermintcan't even be saved by Garner's obvious enthusiasm to be packing heat rather than packing school lunches.‐ Punch Drunk Critics
Read More | Posted Sep 6, 2018
3/5 41% Arizona (2018) The zany turn the film takes only works in part, though, and that's largely due to the performance by McBride who continually ramps up Sonny's psychosis.‐ Punch Drunk Critics
Read More | Posted Sep 6, 2018
3.5/5 78% Let the Corpses Tan (Laissez bronzer les cadavres!) (2018) A Western unlike any other you're likely to see or hear, sensory overload hits you within the first few minutes and never really lets up.‐ Punch Drunk Critics
Read More | Posted Sep 4, 2018
3/5 30% Kin (2018) ...the Bakers' ambition ultimately pays off in a genre film with more emotional investment than this time of year normally affords.‐ Punch Drunk Critics
Read More | Posted Aug 30, 2018
3/5 59% Operation Finale (2018) Operation Finale is well-executed but lacks the insight to be more than just a pretty good movie about the Holocaust and there are already enough of those.‐ Punch Drunk Critics
Read More | Posted Aug 29, 2018
4/5 93% Searching (2018) ...impressively uses the technology we're familiar with to craft a mystery that will leave you on the edge of your seat.‐ Punch Drunk Critics
Read More | Posted Aug 28, 2018
4/5 92% Support the Girls (2018) It's easily one of the most humanistic and funny comedies of the summer, with a career best performance by Regina Hall.‐ Punch Drunk Critics
Read More | Posted Aug 27, 2018
4/5 84% The Wife (2018) A slow burn that morphs from a simple domestic drama into a powerful mystery, the film is carried by the capable shoulders of the extraordinary Close, who seems poised for a Best Actress nomination and possibly more. ‐ Punch Drunk Critics
Read More | Posted Aug 23, 2018
2.5/5 23% The Happytime Murders (2018) A nifty concept better suited to a short film or skit, the one-note gag runs thin pretty quick. ‐ Punch Drunk Critics
Read More | Posted Aug 23, 2018
3/5 52% Papillon (2018) Michael Noer's remake takes a more character-driven approach, a tactic that works well in favor of its stars Charlie Hunnam and Rami Malek. ‐ Punch Drunk Critics
Read More | Posted Aug 21, 2018
3.5/5 96% To All the Boys I've Loved Before (2018) ...doesn't set out to break the mold, but by staying true to its characters and the mixed-up feelings of youth, it improves on what so many films before it have gotten wrong.‐ Punch Drunk Critics
Read More | Posted Aug 17, 2018
2.5/5 23% Mile 22 (2018) When you've got the physical talents of Wahlberg, Rousey, and Uwais the gameplan should be a no-brainer. ‐ Punch Drunk Critics
Read More | Posted Aug 16, 2018