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Walker MacMurdo

Walker MacMurdo
Walker MacMurdo's reviews only count toward the Tomatometer when published at the following Tomatometer-approved publication(s): Willamette Week

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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
2/4 77% The Hero (2017) By never challenging the terms of Hayden's self-imposed misery, The Hero never resolves whether Hayden needs a second chance when he, perhaps, had a very good first one.‐ Willamette Week
Read More | Posted Jun 21, 2017
2/4 45% Ghost in the Shell (2017) The action is a blurry mess of jump cuts and extraordinarily annoying slo-mo flips [but] director Rupert Sanders has created one of the most overwhelming visual worlds in recent memory.‐ Willamette Week
Read More | Posted Apr 13, 2017
90% Raw (2017) Marillier seamlessly transitions from cloistered nerd to hypersexed party wastrel, playing her discovery that she's a beautiful young woman who's too smart for her own good with the squirmy, frantic energy of a real-life teenager.‐ Willamette Week
Read More | Posted Mar 29, 2017
2/4 87% The Autopsy of Jane Doe (2016) What begins as a novel spin on the claustrophobic thriller takes a turn for the familiar about halfway through, but strong performances, lean exposition and tight camera work keep indie-horror rising star André Øvredal's new feature compelling.‐ Willamette Week
Read More | Posted Mar 1, 2017
4/4 99% Get Out (2017) What emerges, with nods to the absurdist anxiety of Rosemary's Baby and the existential terror of Michael Haneke is a tightly wound, viciously funny comment on the quotidian horror of life in black America.‐ Willamette Week
Read More | Posted Mar 1, 2017
3/4 93% Logan (2017) Despite tonal missteps, a major one serving as the film's transition to the third act, Logan is a thinking man's superhero flick: the best "gritty" offering we've had since The Dark Knight Returns.‐ Willamette Week
Read More | Posted Mar 1, 2017
1/4 80% Aloys (2016) Director Tobias Nölle's pretty camera work can't save this film from being an utter chore.‐ Willamette Week
Read More | Posted Feb 27, 2017
4/4 98% I Am Not Your Negro (2017) Peck's masterful presentation of Baldwin's ideas lets the audience "see" America through his eyes, making his case intellectually and emotionally.‐ Willamette Week
Read More | Posted Feb 9, 2017
1/4 93% Yourself and Yours (2016) Although Lee Yoo-young's subdued performance as the film's lead is compelling, even Joe Swanberg completionists will struggle to find insights here. ‐ Willamette Week
Read More | Posted Feb 8, 2017
3/4 100% Hedi (2016) Majd Mastoura gives a masterful performance in Mohamed Ben Attia's commentary on a rapidly changing Tunisia that forces people to choose between family and happiness.‐ Willamette Week
Read More | Posted Feb 8, 2017
B 45% xXx: Return of Xander Cage (2017) Thankfully, it avoids tonal pitfalls with a good dose of 2016 post-irony, ramping up the extremity to a scale so ludicrous and grating -- neon-splattered title cards introduce many of the film's minor characters -- that it's clearly tongue-in-cheek.‐ Willamette Week
Read More | Posted Jan 25, 2017
C+ 84% Silence (2017) Scorsese overplays his hand, and Silence ends, 30 minutes late, on the exact syrupy note you expect it to.‐ Willamette Week
Read More | Posted Jan 12, 2017
A- 91% Elle (2016) Verhoeven and Huppert have crafted a grimly humorous but life-affirming portrait of strength and survivorship.‐ Willamette Week
Read More | Posted Jan 11, 2017
C+ 71% No Pay, Nudity (2016) No Pay, Nudity is a good example of why studio executives don't want to throw money at pictures in which not much happens: If they aren't very good, they tend to be very dull.‐ Willamette Week
Read More | Posted Dec 14, 2016
A 85% Rogue One: A Star Wars Story (2016) The performances in this film are among the best the franchise has seen. This isn't a film of supermen. It's one of everyday people trying to justify, morally and practically, their roles in the struggles against an overwhelming, evil adversary.‐ Willamette Week
Read More | Posted Dec 14, 2016
B- 23% Bad Santa 2 (2016) Quietly, Thornton is an excellent comic, and writer Shauna Cross wisely gives him the film's best material to laugh-out-loud effect.. [But] film also suffers from a robust case of sequelitis.‐ Willamette Week
Read More | Posted Nov 23, 2016
A 67% The Pearl (2016) The Pearl isn't some late-night infomercial selling transgender rights to an uneducated audience. It simply wishes to show trans humanity.‐ Willamette Week
Read More | Posted Nov 10, 2016
B- 78% From Afar (Desde Allá) (2016) Perhaps this film requires a deeper understanding of Latin American queerness than this reviewer possesses, but From Afar watches like an intimate film that lacks intimacy.‐ Willamette Week
Read More | Posted Oct 26, 2016
B+ 95% The Handmaiden (Ah-ga-ssi) (2016) The Handmaiden is an undeniably lush, meticulously constructed film whose celebration of perversity is among the most artful you'll see.‐ Willamette Week
Read More | Posted Oct 26, 2016
B 71% White Girl (2016) When White Girl isn't dressing up as a morality play, it sharply confronts the social and political anxieties of the most idealistic generation in generations.‐ Willamette Week
Read More | Posted Oct 12, 2016
B 72% The Birth of a Nation (2016) Nation is a big, difficult, still important mess.‐ Willamette Week
Read More | Posted Oct 5, 2016