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Wesley Lovell

Wesley Lovell

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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
4/4 97% Kubo and the Two Strings (2016) "A cinematic masterpiece that stands among the greatest of the medium. " ‐ Cinema Sight
Posted Sep 16, 2016
3/4 74% The Secret Life of Pets (2016) "A film that desperately needed a better screenplay. " ‐ Cinema Sight
Posted Sep 1, 2016
4/4 90% 10 Cloverfield Lane (2016) "When sequels, even lateral ones, outdo their originals, it's a good thing. This is a good thing. " ‐ Cinema Sight
Posted Aug 22, 2016
3/4 94% Finding Dory (2016) "Strong, mid-tier Pixar. " ‐ Cinema Sight
Posted Aug 18, 2016
2.5/4 26% Suicide Squad (2016) "It succeeds more than it fails. It's certainly entertaining and Smith is better than he has been in years with Robbie a star in the making, but the structural problems are almost fatal. " ‐ Cinema Sight
Posted Aug 12, 2016
3.5/4 73% Ghostbusters (2016) "Putting funny women together with a strong comedic director works every time. " ‐ Cinema Sight
Posted Aug 4, 2016
4/4 98% Zootopia (2016) "A perfect embodiment of the kind of fable Aesop used to tell. " ‐ Cinema Sight
Posted Jun 20, 2016
3/4 28% Warcraft (2016) "A film made by and for the fans and there's nothing wrong with that. " ‐ Cinema Sight
Posted Jun 15, 2016
3.5/4 48% X-Men: Apocalypse (2016) "A fine addition to the X-Universe, the film has a few minor issues, but stays true to the franchise and to the spirit of its characters. " ‐ Cinema Sight
Posted Jun 14, 2016
3/4 90% Captain America: Civil War (2016) "On par with the recent Avengers combo films, but quite inferior to the prior Captain America outing. " ‐ Cinema Sight
Posted May 17, 2016
3/4 84% Deadpool (2016) "A crass, ornery heap of fun. It isn't close to perfect, but something of such high entertainment value doesn't have to be. " ‐ Cinema Sight
Posted May 6, 2016
3/4 13% The Divergent Series: Allegiant (2016) "While ill-advised in many, many ways, if you're already invested in the saga, there's still enough action and passion to sustain that interest, at least until the final chapter. " ‐ Cinema Sight
Posted Apr 20, 2016
3.5/4 87% Kung Fu Panda 3 (2016) "One of the most pleasing franchises in animation, Po and his stalwart companions mix Western and Eastern tropes together to create a pleasing amalgam with some of the industry's best animation, both traditional and modern. " ‐ Cinema Sight
Posted Apr 6, 2016
2/4 27% Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice (2016) "You take the good. You take the bad. You take them both and there you have a Zack Snyder film. It's par for the course for anyone who's followed his films. A little pleasantry and a little frustration mixed together. " ‐ Cinema Sight
Posted Apr 6, 2016
4/4 94% Carol (2015) "A perfectly acted, perfectly sculpted, perfectly rounded exploration of love and strife in the not-so-perfect '50s. " ‐ Cinema Sight
Posted Mar 31, 2016
2/4 No Score Yet You're Killing Me "The production values cause the film to struggle in the run-up to the resolution, a quaintly idiosyncratic horror-comedy that just barely fails to work entirely. " ‐ Cinema Sight
Posted Mar 31, 2016
1.5/4 9% Fantastic Four (2015) "Two distinctly different approaches to filmmaking are employed here and neither of them manages to eke out a victory over the other. " ‐ Cinema Sight
Posted Jan 1, 2016
2.5/4 26% Jupiter Ascending (2015) "There are a lot of great ideas struggling to find their way out of this misshapen hulk of a film. " ‐ Cinema Sight
Posted Jan 1, 2016
3.5/4 93% Mission: Impossible Rogue Nation (2015) "Could there be a more surprisingly pleasing spy franchise than this action adventure series? It doesn't allow James Bond or Jason Bourne to take all the accolades. " ‐ Cinema Sight
Posted Jan 1, 2016
3/4 47% Home (2015) "It doesn't have the richness or depth that Pixar frequently lays claim to, but it's still a pleasing endeavor. " ‐ Cinema Sight
Posted Jan 1, 2016
3/4 67% The Man From U.N.C.L.E. (2015) "With significant performance and plotting issues, the film ends up being about as fun as you could expect and just a little bit more. " ‐ Cinema Sight
Posted Jan 1, 2016
4/4 73% The Hunchback of Notre Dame (1996) "One of the absolute best of Disney's animated legacy. It approaches the ideas of accepting others for who they are and not allowing antiquated notions of propriety destroy lives. " ‐ Cinema Sight
Posted Jan 1, 2016
2/4 64% The Nutty Professor (1996) "It spends too much time trying to find laughter and not enough time speaking out against fat shaming and our weight-obsessed culture. " ‐ Cinema Sight
Posted Jan 1, 2016
4/4 93% Star Trek: First Contact (1996) "Not just the best of the Next Generation movies, but one of the best of the entire franchise. " ‐ Cinema Sight
Posted Jan 1, 2016
4/4 70% The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 2 (2015) "A satisfying conclusion to a brilliant series of films that show us the dangers of the oligarchy. " ‐ Cinema Sight
Posted Jan 1, 2016
3/4 92% Star Wars: Episode VII - The Force Awakens (2015) "It's precisely what you expect. Nothing more. Nothing less. And there isn't anything wrong with that. " ‐ Cinema Sight
Posted Jan 1, 2016
2.5/4 56% Minions (2015) "Without the clever plotting of the first, the presence of the bumbling brilliance of Gru, or a wall-to-wall array of ludicrous jokes, the film almost succumbs to its own ego. " ‐ Cinema Sight
Posted Aug 12, 2015
3/4 81% Ant-Man (2015) "Pick a formula. Include a wonderful actor. Make everything work in spite of the unoriginality that's working against it. You get "Ant-Man." " ‐ Cinema Sight
Posted Aug 12, 2015
3/4 85% Trainwreck (2015) "Amy Schumer is everything that's right about this film. Judd Apatow is everything that's wrong with it. Strong perfs from non-comedians make up for some directorial issues. " ‐ Cinema Sight
Posted Aug 12, 2015
3/4 25% Terminator Genisys (2015) "Not that the film doesn't have its problems, and there are a few of them, but surprisingly Schwarzeneggar isn't one of them. " ‐ Cinema Sight
Posted Aug 12, 2015
4/4 98% Inside Out (2015) "The Pixar magic is back with a glorious look into the mind of a young girl. Gorgeous imagery, colorful situations and an emotional roller coaster reward any interested viewer. " ‐ Cinema Sight
Posted Jul 16, 2015
3/4 71% Jurassic World (2015) "It's certainly exciting and entertaining, but there is now splendor or awe-inspiring inventiveness. " ‐ Cinema Sight
Posted Jun 22, 2015
3.5/4 50% Tomorrowland (2015) "An exciting look at the possibilities of the future and the necessity for determination, dedication and optimism to achieve it. " ‐ Cinema Sight
Posted Jun 15, 2015
3.5/4 94% Spy (2015) "A fun feminist spy comedy with wonderfully outlandish events and fascinating examinations of the genre. " ‐ Cinema Sight
Posted Jun 15, 2015
4/4 97% Mad Max: Fury Road (2015) "Everything you need to know about the situations and characters is vibrantly depicted on screen. This isn't a film for people who want everything revealed through dialogue. " ‐ Cinema Sight
Posted May 25, 2015
2.5/4 28% Insurgent (2015) "A good premise is dumbed down and poorly executed by a director who doesn't seem to understand how to make his narratives genuinely interesting. " ‐ Cinema Sight
Posted May 17, 2015
3/4 79% The Theory of Everything (2014) "Sometimes superficial examination of the life of a genius that never adequately explains how its title applies to its content. " ‐ Cinema Sight
Posted May 17, 2015
3.5/4 90% The Imitation Game (2014) "A flawed biopic anchored by solid performances and fascinating drama even if it poorly handles its gay subject matter. " ‐ Cinema Sight
Posted May 11, 2015
3.5/4 98% Boyhood (2014) "Richard Linklater's fascinating look at twelve years in the life of a young boy whose family life is far from perfect. The gimmick seldom feels like one. " ‐ Cinema Sight
Posted May 11, 2015
4/4 99% Selma (2015) "A powerful examination of one of the key moments of the Civil Rights movement and the man who sacrificed made it possible. " ‐ Cinema Sight
Posted May 11, 2015
3.5/4 75% Avengers: Age of Ultron (2015) "On par with its predecessor, Joss Whedon proves that he's more then capable of handling this franchise's biggest film, even if he's far from perfect at it. " ‐ Cinema Sight
Posted May 11, 2015
2/4 35% The Giver (2014) "A seriously flawed adaptation of a wonderful book that tries to focus too heavily on elements best left to more recent post-apocalyptic adventures instead of the bittersweet agony of Lois Lowry's original story. " ‐ Cinema Sight
Posted Apr 13, 2015
3/4 65% The Maze Runner (2014) "A charismatic lead helps tamp down the more generic elements of the story of a young man forced to scour a seemingly-endless maze to find a way out for everyone trapped against their will. " ‐ Cinema Sight
Posted Apr 13, 2015
3.5/4 77% Fury (2014) "A gut-wrenching look at the depressing and vicious ramifications of war. " ‐ Cinema Sight
Posted Apr 13, 2015
3.5/4 89% Big Hero 6 (2014) "A cute, entertaining tale of a hapless robot who must mend the broken heart of a young boy whose life takes a depressing turn. " ‐ Cinema Sight
Posted Apr 13, 2015
3.5/4 65% The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 1 (2014) "It may not have the visual panache of the first two films, but it makes up for it with a thrilling series of events that set us up nicely for the final film in the franchise. " ‐ Cinema Sight
Posted Apr 13, 2015
3/4 71% Interstellar (2014) "Visual splendor does not entirely make up for failures in plotting and characterization. " ‐ Cinema Sight
Posted Apr 13, 2015
4/4 92% The Grand Budapest Hotel (2014) "Wes Anderson's superb eye for visual storytelling comes to a head with this luscious murder mystery that starts out in an exclusive luxury hotel and thrills the audience throughout Europe. " ‐ Cinema Sight
Posted Apr 13, 2015
4/4 88% Gone Girl (2014) "Only David Fincher could tell the story of a missing woman, a murder mystery and a psychosexual thriller without making it feel forced. " ‐ Cinema Sight
Posted Apr 13, 2015
4/4 91% Birdman (2014) "Sterling performances, a thought-provoking premise and a gimmick that doesn't feel at all like one. " ‐ Cinema Sight
Posted Apr 13, 2015
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