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Wesley Lovell

Wesley Lovell
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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
3.5/4 77% Atomic Blonde (2017) A stylish Cold War thriller with killer visuals, striking performances, and a fond admiration for great moviemaking.‐ Cinema Sight
Read More | Posted Nov 2, 2017
3/4 54% The Lego Ninjago Movie (2017) While it has little of the wit and charm that made the two previous Lego entries so special, it still maintains the passion and life-affirming elements that have come to represent these pictures.‐ Cinema Sight
Read More | Posted Nov 2, 2017
2/4 51% Kingsman: The Golden Circle (2017) A decided step down from the previous film, problematic elements infuse this diminished narrative. There are still some great visuals, but the story is lackluster and the action muted.‐ Cinema Sight
Read More | Posted Nov 2, 2017
4/4 87% Blade Runner 2049 (2017) Stunning visuals and potent storytelling combine for one stirring sci-fi thriller.‐ Cinema Sight
Read More | Posted Nov 2, 2017
3.5/4 93% Baby Driver (2017) An exciting mixture of traditional car chase action and modern storytelling conventions.‐ Cinema Sight
Read More | Posted Nov 2, 2017
2.5/4 46% Rough Night (2017) Humorous in a lot of ways, but slipshod pacing makes for a rough go.‐ Cinema Sight
Read More | Posted Aug 31, 2017
3/4 92% Spider-Man: Homecoming (2017) Too much Tony Stark, not enough Spidey universe.‐ Cinema Sight
Read More | Posted Aug 31, 2017
3/4 60% Despicable Me 3 (2017) The series is sliding with fewer interesting characters and less compelling family dynamics.‐ Cinema Sight
Read More | Posted Aug 31, 2017
2.5/4 68% Alien: Covenant (2017) Explaining away your mythos takes away the mystery and thus the enjoyment.‐ Cinema Sight
Read More | Posted Aug 31, 2017
2/4 29% Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales (2017) Another one for Davy Jones' locker.‐ Cinema Sight
Read More | Posted Aug 31, 2017
3.5/4 92% Wonder Woman (2017) Breathes life into a dying cinematic genre.‐ Cinema Sight
Read More | Posted Jun 21, 2017
3/4 45% Ghost in the Shell (2017) Certainly not without its problems, but the moral and ethical implications of the film are more than worth discussing.‐ Cinema Sight
Read More | Posted May 29, 2017
3.5/4 91% The Lego Batman Movie (2017) This may be the most thought-provoking Batman movie to date. If not, it's certainly the most vital look at the psychological makeup of the character.‐ Cinema Sight
Read More | Posted May 29, 2017
3.5/4 88% The Lobster (2016) Not just Colin Farrell's best performance, but a film that reminds us what a contrivance marriage and relationships can be when mandated by societal pressures.‐ Cinema Sight
Read More | Posted May 29, 2017
4/4 93% Logan (2017) Imagine a superhero film that feels more realistic than most war dramas.‐ Cinema Sight
Read More | Posted May 29, 2017
3.5/4 82% Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 (2017) This is how you keep sequels fresh and the rest of the Marvel Cinematic Universe needs to take especial notice.‐ Cinema Sight
Read More | Posted May 22, 2017
4/4 87% A Monster Calls (2017) A brilliant coming of age drama that tackles an adolescent dealing with loss in a way not this well devised since "Bridge to Terabithia."‐ Cinema Sight
Read More | Posted Apr 3, 2017
2.5/4 74% Trolls (2016) Energetic, sure, though sometimes predictable, and periodically bland.‐ Cinema Sight
Read More | Posted Apr 3, 2017
3.5/4 71% Beauty and the Beast (2017) This tale may be as old as time, but it is certainly as new as it can be.‐ Cinema Sight
Read More | Posted Apr 3, 2017
3.5/4 74% Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them (2016) What a marvelous foray into the world of J.K. Rowling. Its period setting helps set it as an astute parallel political commentary while the progressive undertones make for a more enjoyable experience.‐ Cinema Sight
Read More | Posted Dec 31, 2016
3/4 96% Moana (2016) A song score that's far weaker than the great animated musicals of the 1990s, this Disney princess film has all the charm one would expect from the Mouse House, without the feeling of urgency.‐ Cinema Sight
Read More | Posted Dec 31, 2016
2/4 56% Rules Don't Apply (2016) If not for the performances, including a pair of engaging leads, the film would suffer from an overburdened reliance on dated tropes.‐ Cinema Sight
Read More | Posted Dec 31, 2016
3/4 82% Sausage Party (2016) It may be unnecessarily raunchy at times, but there are plenty of strong moments and the heavy-handed political commentary is potent if obvious.‐ Cinema Sight
Read More | Posted Dec 31, 2016
3/4 85% Rogue One: A Star Wars Story (2016) This is a Star Wars film for fans, not casual observers. It has plenty of nice touches that bring back fond memories of the original and may well be the best Star Wars films since the original trilogy.‐ Cinema Sight
Read More | Posted Dec 31, 2016
3.5/4 92% La La Land (2016) A modern lover story with a healthy dose of homage.‐ Cinema Sight
Read More | Posted Dec 31, 2016
4/4 92% Hidden Figures (2017) A potent film with strong performances that will bolster your belief that change can still be made with the right level of conviction.‐ Cinema Sight
Read More | Posted Dec 31, 2016
3/4 99% Shaun the Sheep Movie (2015) Aardman is at its best with visual thrills, but even its best efforts can't bolster a questionable script.‐ Cinema Sight
Read More | Posted Nov 22, 2016
2.5/4 59% Joy (2015) A rare misstep for director David O. Russell. There are good things about it, but not enough to make it worth your time.‐ Cinema Sight
Read More | Posted Nov 22, 2016
3/4 89% Doctor Strange (2016) More of the same is not necessarily always a bad thing. It's just unfortunate that it can't be something new or structurally different.‐ Cinema Sight
Read More | Posted Nov 22, 2016
4/4 94% Arrival (2016) A slow-burning sci-fi drama that posits compelling questions while creating a fascinating way to tell its story.‐ Cinema Sight
Read More | Posted Nov 22, 2016
3/4 No Score Yet Dependent's Day (2016) [It] wears its heart on its sleeve and puts every fraction of its considerable strengths to effective use.‐ Cinema Sight
Read More | Posted Oct 20, 2016
4/4 96% Brooklyn (2015) Simple, sublime perfection.‐ Cinema Sight
Read More | Posted Oct 14, 2016
3/4 63% Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children (2016) Standard issue Tim Burton. That's both a good and a bad thing, but mostly good.‐ Cinema Sight
Read More | Posted Oct 14, 2016
4/4 97% Kubo and the Two Strings (2016) A cinematic masterpiece that stands among the greatest of the medium.‐ Cinema Sight
Read More | Posted Sep 16, 2016
3/4 75% The Secret Life of Pets (2016) A film that desperately needed a better screenplay.‐ Cinema Sight
Read More | 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
Read More | Posted Aug 22, 2016
3/4 94% Finding Dory (2016) Strong, mid-tier Pixar.‐ Cinema Sight
Read More | 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
Read More | Posted Aug 12, 2016
3.5/4 74% Ghostbusters (2016) Putting funny women together with a strong comedic director works every time.‐ Cinema Sight
Read More | Posted Aug 4, 2016
4/4 98% Zootopia (2016) A perfect embodiment of the kind of fable Aesop used to tell. ‐ Cinema Sight
Read More | 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
Read More | 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
Read More | Posted Jun 14, 2016
3/4 91% Captain America: Civil War (2016) On par with the recent Avengers combo films, but quite inferior to the prior Captain America outing.‐ Cinema Sight
Read More | Posted May 17, 2016
3/4 83% 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
Read More | 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
Read More | Posted Apr 20, 2016
3.5/4 86% 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
Read More | 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
Read More | 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
Read More | Posted Mar 31, 2016
2/4 80% You're Killing Me (2015) 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
Read More | 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
Read More | Posted Jan 1, 2016