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Walter V. Addiego

Walter V. Addiego
Walter V. Addiego's reviews only count toward the Tomatometer when published at the following Tomatometer-approved publication(s): Houston Chronicle, San Francisco Chronicle, San Francisco Examiner, Hearst Newspapers

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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
3/4 91% Wait for Your Laugh (2017) On the whole, "Wait for Your Laugh" is a well-deserved and most enjoyable tribute to a great entertainer of the old school.‐ San Francisco Chronicle
Read More | Posted Nov 9, 2017
3/4 98% Dina (2017) Although there may be no fairy-tale endings, by the movie's end it's impossible not to wish one for Dina and Scott.‐ San Francisco Chronicle
Read More | Posted Oct 18, 2017
3/4 68% mother! (2017) If you're game for it, "Mother!" is another of Aronofsky's ominous extravaganzas.‐ San Francisco Chronicle
Read More | Posted Sep 15, 2017
1/4 31% Home Again (2017) Home Again is plain vanilla, from start to finish.‐ San Francisco Chronicle
Read More | Posted Sep 7, 2017
3/4 93% Gook (2017) Yes, it's uneven, but viewers who can forgive some of its shortcomings will be rewarded, and look forward to whatever Chon may come up with next.‐ San Francisco Chronicle
Read More | Posted Aug 23, 2017
3/4 85% The Trip to Spain (2017) What's not to like about spending some time with a couple of bright and droll dining companions?‐ San Francisco Chronicle
Read More | Posted Aug 16, 2017
3/4 96% Menashe (2017) This is Weinstein's first dramatic feature; he's been a documentarian, and that comes through in his ability to show Menashe in the context of his world.‐ San Francisco Chronicle
Read More | Posted Aug 10, 2017
2/4 69% Annabelle: Creation (2017) There are "gotcha" jolts that definitely got me, but for each of those, there must be a half-dozen scares telegraphed in very large letters. I think "Annabelle: Creation" is suffering from sequelitis.‐ San Francisco Chronicle
Read More | Posted Aug 10, 2017
3/4 95% Step (2017) You might wish for a little more depth.... Then again, the brisk pace is part of what makes the movie a crowd-pleaser -- that, and knowing that the real prize the girls are working for is much bigger than a step-dancing trophy.‐ San Francisco Chronicle
Read More | Posted Aug 3, 2017
2/4 56% Family Life (Vida de Familia) (2017) The ending is something of a disappointment, and reinforces a suspicion viewers may have had early on that perhaps there's less to Martin than meets the eye.‐ San Francisco Chronicle
Read More | Posted Jul 27, 2017
2/4 74% Manifesto (2017) A kind of monotony sets in, as if we're being compelled to hear the effusions of a bright adolescent in an endlessly defiant mood.‐ San Francisco Chronicle
Read More | Posted Jun 21, 2017
2/4 21% The Book of Henry (2017) The movie takes a giant step back from plausibility, and I'm afraid some viewers will be unwilling to go along.‐ San Francisco Chronicle
Read More | Posted Jun 14, 2017
3/4 71% The Commune (Kollektivet) (2017) "The Commune" doesn't pull its punches: We're shown that nontraditional households can be very taxing on individuals and are anything but good medicine for stale marriages.‐ San Francisco Chronicle
Read More | Posted May 24, 2017
3/4 100% Angkor Awakens: A Portrait of Cambodia (2017) Robert H. Lieberman's new documentary on Cambodia shows us a nation struggling to move beyond horrific events that took place almost half a century ago.‐ San Francisco Chronicle
Read More | Posted May 18, 2017
3/4 84% God Knows Where I Am (2017) This is a first film, but you would hardly know it.‐ San Francisco Chronicle
Read More | Posted May 10, 2017
3/4 94% Citizen Jane: Battle for the City (2017) It's a complicated tale, and at 92 minutes, the film is a very brief summary. But it's a story that needs telling, as Tyrnauer proves ...‐ San Francisco Chronicle
Read More | Posted Apr 26, 2017
3/4 89% David Lynch: The Art Life (2017) For some viewers, it will be more than they want to know, but for Lynch's many partisans, it's required watching.‐ San Francisco Chronicle
Read More | Posted Apr 26, 2017
3/4 66% Free Fire (2017) Quibbling aside, Free Fire mainly works, as an indulgence in cinematic overkill for moviegoers who realize that sometimes too much is just enough.‐ San Francisco Chronicle
Read More | Posted Apr 19, 2017
3/4 92% Tomorrow (Demain) (2017) An advocacy film that's more vibrant than many movies with similar themes and focuses on some less common angles.‐ San Francisco Chronicle
Read More | Posted Apr 13, 2017
2/4 17% Queen of the Desert (2017) It's a great story, but the movie has a flatness that can't be denied.‐ San Francisco Chronicle
Read More | Posted Apr 5, 2017
2/4 68% This Beautiful Fantastic (2017) Far too precious and eager to please to really deserve its self-description as a fairy tale.‐ San Francisco Chronicle
Read More | Posted Mar 8, 2017
3/4 98% My Life as a Zucchini (Ma vie de courgette) (2017) There may be a few overly wistful moments here, but in the main it's an affecting portrait of a group of unlucky but resilient children.‐ San Francisco Chronicle
Read More | Posted Mar 2, 2017
2/4 72% You're Killing Me Susana (Me estás matando Susana) (2017) Eventually it feels like the movie is spinning its wheels.‐ San Francisco Chronicle
Read More | Posted Feb 22, 2017
3/4 100% 2017 Oscar Nominated Shorts: Live Action (2017) In the live-action program, the French offering Ennemis Intérieurs has a timely message.‐ San Francisco Chronicle
Read More | Posted Feb 9, 2017
100% 2017 Oscar Nominated Shorts: Animation (2017) By far the most polished of this year's offerings, and the one that will surely get the broadest exposure, is from Pixar.‐ San Francisco Chronicle
Read More | Posted Feb 9, 2017
3/4 100% 2017 Oscar Nominated Short Films (2017) It's the pre-Oscar season, when short films get a least a little bit of the respect they deserve.‐ San Francisco Chronicle
Read More | Posted Feb 9, 2017
3/4 95% The Red Turtle (La tortue rouge) (2017) If you want to see it as a parable, that's up to you. In all ways, the film plays its hand gently.‐ San Francisco Chronicle
Read More | Posted Jan 25, 2017
3/4 92% Toni Erdmann (2016) That the movie works so well is also due to the exceptional talents of leads Simonischek and Huller, who hold nothing back - especially the former, whose Winfried is one of the oddest ducks in recent movies.‐ San Francisco Chronicle
Read More | Posted Jan 18, 2017
3/4 94% Neruda (2016) This is a serious movie that often feels playful, one that has metafictional ambitions but wears them lightly. You can surrender to the enjoyment of the chase at the film's heart, while not losing sight of Larraín's serious aims.‐ San Francisco Chronicle
Read More | Posted Jan 11, 2017
3/4 84% The Brand New Testament (Le tout nouveau testament) (2016) It's a freewheeling, live-action satire that could well have been animated, a quality (among others) that it shares with Terry Gilliam's features.‐ San Francisco Chronicle
Read More | Posted Dec 15, 2016
3/4 95% Old Stone (Lao Shi) (2016) It's impossible not to be impressed with what Ma accomplishes in the film's brisk 80 minutes.‐ San Francisco Chronicle
Read More | Posted Dec 7, 2016
2/4 43% Ovation! (2016) You may get the sense you've wandered into a super-intense acting class or someone's therapy session - a hothouse atmosphere that's oppressive.‐ San Francisco Chronicle
Read More | Posted Dec 1, 2016
1/4 23% Bad Santa 2 (2016) It's rote stuff, not nearly as funny as filmmaker Mark Waters and company seem to think.‐ San Francisco Chronicle
Read More | Posted Nov 22, 2016
3/4 70% Bleed For This (2016) Teller's work is the film's soul, and he completely convinces us of Vinny's affability, flaws and steely determination.‐ San Francisco Chronicle
Read More | Posted Nov 16, 2016
3/4 95% The Handmaiden (Ah-ga-ssi) (2016) "The Handmaiden" is a fever dream from South Korean virtuoso Park Chan-wook, bursting with the kind of goodies that send cinephiles into ecstasy.‐ San Francisco Chronicle
Read More | Posted Oct 27, 2016
3/4 No Score Yet Company Town (2016) "Company Town" won't change anyone's mind about the issues. It's aimed squarely at enemies - you know who you are - of what the film's production notes call "the new oligarchy of tech."‐ San Francisco Chronicle
Read More | Posted Oct 27, 2016
2/4 89% Do Not Resist (2016) Most of these bits and pieces have merit, but the connections are so loose that "Do Not Resist" amounts to little more than a grab bag.‐ San Francisco Chronicle
Read More | Posted Oct 20, 2016
2/4 69% Operation Avalanche (2016) A bright idea can only take a movie so far. Mission not accomplished.‐ San Francisco Chronicle
Read More | Posted Sep 22, 2016
2/4 54% The Dressmaker (2016) Tonal inconsistencies sink "The Dressmaker," and the same applies to Winslet's character.‐ San Francisco Chronicle
Read More | Posted Sep 22, 2016
2/4 76% Bridget Jones's Baby (2016) The humor is labored, the story is padded and the whole affair lumbers on far too long.‐ San Francisco Chronicle
Read More | Posted Sep 14, 2016
1/4 37% Max Rose (2016) Director Daniel Noah aims at being sad, heartwarming or even humorous, by turns, but almost every scene feels forced and predictable ...‐ San Francisco Chronicle
Read More | Posted Sep 14, 2016
2/4 85% Kicks (2016) It doesn't really add up, either as a psychological portrait or moral commentary.‐ San Francisco Chronicle
Read More | Posted Sep 7, 2016
3/4 87% Don't Breathe (2016) Connoisseurs of creepy and sometimes brutal chills will have a good time.‐ San Francisco Chronicle
Read More | Posted Aug 24, 2016
2/4 87% Morris from America (2016) A nice, predictable film unlikely to linger in the memory.‐ San Francisco Chronicle
Read More | Posted Aug 24, 2016
2/4 97% Kubo and the Two Strings (2016) If the film's plotting and dialogue had measured up, "Kubo" might have been a masterpiece.‐ San Francisco Chronicle
Read More | Posted Aug 18, 2016
4/4 98% Hell or High Water (2016) Despite the weighty issues at play, there's much about the movie to simply enjoy -- the camaraderie of the brothers and the lawmen, and the not infrequent elements of humor. ‐ San Francisco Chronicle
Read More | Posted Aug 11, 2016
3/4 86% Norman Lear: Just Another Version of You (2016) If the movie fails to plumb the depth of Lear's mystery, it succeeds in being an entertaining look at an influential figure.‐ San Francisco Chronicle
Read More | Posted Aug 3, 2016
3/4 100% Breaking A Monster (2016) "Breaking a Monster" is engaging to watch partly because of the three young stars' personalities - despite a few adolescent squabbles, they remain likable sorts.‐ San Francisco Chronicle
Read More | Posted Jul 21, 2016
3/4 95% De Palma (2016) None of this will win over the De Palma haters, but they are clearly outside the intended audience here.‐ San Francisco Chronicle
Read More | Posted Jun 15, 2016
3/4 82% Chevalier (2016) Tsangari gives us an entertaining catalog of the ways males in packs jockey for position, mainly a comic spectacle, but not without moments of menace.‐ San Francisco Chronicle
Read More | Posted Jun 9, 2016