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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 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 77% 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 88% 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 97% 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 83% 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
3/4 95% Presenting Princess Shaw (2016) A hymn to self-reliance - although bolstered with a modest amount of plain old luck.‐ San Francisco Chronicle
Read More | Posted Jun 1, 2016
3/4 88% The Lobster (2016) If you can live with its blemishes, "The Lobster" is a bracing experience.‐ San Francisco Chronicle
Read More | Posted May 19, 2016
3/4 96% Dark Horse (2016) Who can resist a good horse story?‐ San Francisco Chronicle
Read More | Posted May 12, 2016
2/4 88% Neon Bull (Boi Neon) (2016) There's talent on view here, but in service of a questionable proposition, with the whole thing tiptoeing toward the exploitative.‐ San Francisco Chronicle
Read More | Posted May 5, 2016
3/4 63% The Man Who Knew Infinity (2016) Well done.‐ San Francisco Chronicle
Read More | Posted Apr 28, 2016
1/4 55% Pali Road (2016) "Pali Road" has pretty low expectations of its audience. It ought to be light on its feet, but it lumbers.‐ San Francisco Chronicle
Read More | Posted Apr 28, 2016
3/4 95% Sing Street (2016) Don't be deterred by the timeworn material - as a romantic vision of youth and rock, "Sing Street" is number one with a bullet.‐ San Francisco Chronicle
Read More | Posted Apr 21, 2016
4/4 87% A Space Program (2016) The film is both a testimonial to and a send-up of the all-American can-do spirit, and a salute to what Sachs and Neistat call the "analog era."‐ San Francisco Chronicle
Read More | Posted Apr 14, 2016
3/4 88% My Golden Days (Trois Souvenirs De Ma Jeunesse) (2016) The details - some funny, some intensely painful - of Paul and Esther's relationship over the years have a cumulative power that isn't diminished by a few loose ends.‐ San Francisco Chronicle
Read More | Posted Apr 14, 2016
2/4 52% Demolition (2016) "Demolition" is mainly for Gyllenhaal fans who relish him in his tortured oddball mode. It's the kind of movie that I'm sure will be called "offbeat," but to me it simply misses the beat.‐ San Francisco Chronicle
Read More | Posted Apr 7, 2016
3/4 89% The Clan (El Clan) (2016) It's a testimony to the skill of Francella and the filmmaker how much this movie transcends a history lesson.‐ San Francisco Chronicle
Read More | Posted Mar 31, 2016
3/4 97% Krisha (2016) Shults is a penetrating observer, and hints at many old wounds that will be lanced in the course of a tight 83 minutes.‐ San Francisco Chronicle
Read More | Posted Mar 23, 2016
3/4 50% Bleak Street (La calle de la amargura) (2016) Although the movie doesn't flinch at presenting a dark and unsavory portrait of a down-and-out slice of humanity, it also detects a glimmer of something more in the characters, nudging the story in the direction of tragedy.‐ San Francisco Chronicle
Read More | Posted Mar 10, 2016
3/4 96% Embrace Of The Serpent (El Abrazo De La Serpiente) (2016) Creating this kind of otherworldly mood takes exceptional talent, and this is a film worth experiencing.‐ San Francisco Chronicle
Read More | Posted Feb 25, 2016
3/4 91% A War (Krigen) (2016) The film is cleanly made and moves quickly, which enhances its effectiveness. It raises moral issues that simply can't be addressed too often.‐ San Francisco Chronicle
Read More | Posted Feb 18, 2016
2/4 87% The Club (El Club) (2016) Larraín has a powerful knack for depicting human monsters. But he stacks the deck so heavily that at times the film can seem like simple-minded anti-clericalism, and at least some viewers are bound to resist.‐ San Francisco Chronicle
Read More | Posted Feb 18, 2016
3/4 98% Ingrid Bergman in Her Own Words (Jag är Ingrid) (2015) Devotees of classic Hollywood will miss this movie at their peril.‐ San Francisco Chronicle
Read More | Posted Feb 11, 2016
3/4 78% Ip Man 3 (2016) Yen is appealing, the story moves right along, and the martial arts sequences are (to my untrained eye) impressive. In short, a good enough conclusion to the Ip Man saga.‐ San Francisco Chronicle
Read More | Posted Jan 28, 2016
2/4 79% Flowers (Loreak) (2015) Filmmakers Jon Goraño and José Mari Goenaga get good performances throughout, and the images are handsome. But the pace is slow to a point that wearies.‐ San Francisco Chronicle
Read More | Posted Jan 14, 2016
2/4 93% Censored Voices (2015) To be sure, "Censored Voices" can hardly be seen as anything but a political document, one that shares Oz's views. But even those who don't will be moved ...‐ San Francisco Chronicle
Read More | Posted Jan 7, 2016
3/4 98% Finders Keepers (2015) It's a richer portrait than we might expect in an abysmal era of reality TV.‐ San Francisco Chronicle
Read More | Posted Dec 21, 2015
3/4 28% Every Thing Will Be Fine (2015) Wenders has a history of employing exceptional cinematographers (such as Robby Müller), and here gets fine work from Benoit Debie, whose glowing landscapes and interiors contribute at least as much as the script.‐ San Francisco Chronicle
Read More | Posted Dec 17, 2015
3/4 93% The Pearl Button (El botón de nácar) (2015) This is history of a personalized and meditative sort, and you ought to give it a chance.‐ San Francisco Chronicle
Read More | Posted Dec 3, 2015
3/4 95% The Wonders (2015) An exceptional tale of family dynamics and a fading way of life, grounded with a sense of physicality and the primacy of nature that eventually takes on spiritual overtones.‐ San Francisco Chronicle
Read More | Posted Nov 24, 2015
3/4 88% Very Semi-Serious (2015) With more than a hint of the magazine's trademark insouciance, the film gives us a close look at how the selection process works and introduces us a to a handful of younger artists, as well as such stalwarts as George Booth and Roz Chast.‐ San Francisco Chronicle
Read More | Posted Nov 19, 2015
3/4 19% Love the Coopers (2015) It's part sitcom and part soap opera that pokes mild fun at the season but has a wide sentimental streak.‐ Hearst Newspapers
Read More | Posted Nov 13, 2015
3/4 88% Tab Hunter Confidential (2015) In all, it's a relaxed portrait of a likable fellow.‐ San Francisco Chronicle
Read More | Posted Nov 5, 2015
3/4 98% Welcome To Leith (2015) Hand it to directors Michael Beach Nichols and Christopher K. Walker, who could have made the story into a black-hat/white-hat affair.‐ San Francisco Chronicle
Read More | Posted Oct 29, 2015
1/4 17% The Last Witch Hunter (2015) You ... have to swallow a by-the-numbers plot buried under an avalanche of fast-and-furious but underwhelming CGI effects.‐ San Francisco Chronicle
Read More | Posted Oct 22, 2015
3/4 72% He Named Me Malala (2015) "He Named Me Malala" gets good marks as a laudatory piece about a genuinely valiant young woman, but it could use a modest dose of objectivity.‐ San Francisco Chronicle
Read More | Posted Oct 8, 2015
3/4 86% Goodnight Mommy (Ich seh, Ich seh) (2015) So intense and harrowing that it probably should have a warning label.‐ San Francisco Chronicle
Read More | Posted Sep 24, 2015
71% Pawn Sacrifice (2015) As Fischer, Tobey Maguire is outstanding at capturing the man's intensity, arrogance and single-mindedness, while ensuring that the audience stops short of dismissing him as a talented screwball.‐ San Francisco Chronicle
Read More | Posted Sep 17, 2015
3/4 77% Steve Jobs: Man in the Machine (2015) Jobs' extraordinary achievements are given their due, but the film makes it abundantly clear that he could also be a hardhearted and self-centered S.O.B.‐ San Francisco Chronicle
Read More | Posted Sep 2, 2015
2/4 67% Learning To Drive (2015) "Learning to Drive" offers some hit-and-miss pleasures, but may finally strike you as pedestrian.‐ San Francisco Chronicle
Read More | Posted Aug 27, 2015