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Wesley Lovell

Wesley Lovell
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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
3.5/4 94% Spy (2015) A fun feminist spy comedy with wonderfully outlandish events and fascinating examinations of the genre.‐ Cinema Sight
Read More | 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
Read More | Posted May 25, 2015
2.5/4 29% 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
Read More | 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
Read More | 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
Read More | 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
Read More | 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
Read More | 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
Read More | 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
Read More | 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
Read More | Posted Apr 13, 2015
3.5/4 77% Fury (2014) A gut-wrenching look at the depressing and vicious ramifications of war.‐ Cinema Sight
Read More | 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
Read More | 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
Read More | Posted Apr 13, 2015
3/4 71% Interstellar (2014) Visual splendor does not entirely make up for failures in plotting and characterization.‐ Cinema Sight
Read More | 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
Read More | 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
Read More | 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
Read More | Posted Apr 13, 2015
3/4 75% The Boxtrolls (2014) A delightful film that provides a kid-friendly story at the expense of dark realism.‐ Cinema Sight
Read More | Posted Apr 13, 2015
4/4 59% The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies (2014) A brilliant finale to a thrilling, if wildly afield adaptation.‐ Cinema Sight
Read More | Posted Apr 13, 2015
1.5/4 No Score Yet Out To Kill (2014) A gay murder mystery with superficial, simplistic archetype characters and a baseline plot that is less about suspense and more about "shock" turns.‐ Cinema Sight
Read More | Posted Apr 13, 2015
3/4 71% Into the Woods (2014) It's the best Sondheim adaptation, but that's not saying much.‐ Cinema Sight
Read More | Posted Apr 13, 2015
2/4 67% Lucy (2014) Built on an erroneous premise, "Lucy" is a creative, but hollow film that tries too hard for success.‐ Cinema Sight
Read More | Posted Sep 5, 2014
3.5/4 90% Dawn Of The Planet Of The Apes (2014) A most engaging sequel in one of the most thrilling reboots in cinema history.‐ Cinema Sight
Read More | Posted Sep 5, 2014
3.5/4 91% Guardians of the Galaxy (2014) The most fun film in the Marvel Cinematic Universe and a fine start to a new era.‐ Cinema Sight
Read More | Posted Sep 5, 2014
3/4 79% Veronica Mars (2014) A return to the admired television series is equal parts fun and frustrating.‐ Cinema Sight
Read More | Posted Sep 5, 2014
3.5/4 56% The Purge: Anarchy (2014) A fascinating concept taken to a logical and engaging new level in this superb sequel.‐ Cinema Sight
Read More | Posted Sep 5, 2014
2.5/4 80% The Place Beyond The Pines (2013) A jumbled triptych that frequently meanders without finding its center.‐ Cinema Sight
Read More | Posted Aug 7, 2014
3.5/4 92% In a World... (2013) A fascinating look into the realm of voice over performance.‐ Cinema Sight
Read More | Posted Aug 7, 2014
3.5/4 91% X-Men: Days of Future Past (2014) A sublime adventure that deftly juggles character and plot.‐ Cinema Sight
Read More | Posted Aug 7, 2014
2.5/4 33% A Million Ways to Die in the West (2014) Seth MacFarlane is tedious, but Charlize Theron saves the day.‐ Cinema Sight
Read More | Posted Aug 7, 2014
3.5/4 91% Live Die Repeat: Edge of Tomorrow (2014) A deftly calibrated sci-fi spectacle.‐ Cinema Sight
Read More | Posted Aug 7, 2014
3.5/4 92% How to Train Your Dragon 2 (2014) A command of genre creativity blended with human insight.‐ Cinema Sight
Read More | Posted Aug 7, 2014
4/4 95% Snowpiercer (2014) A mastery of form and commentary.‐ Cinema Sight
Read More | Posted Aug 7, 2014
2/4 77% Noah (2014) It isn't the changes to the base story that are bothersome. It's the bat-guano crazy embellishments that make little to no sense in the grand scheme of things that do.‐ Cinema Sight
Read More | Posted Jun 15, 2014
4/4 89% Captain America: The Winter Soldier (2014) The best Marvel film to date explores government overreach, the real and perceived threats to national security and how true American values will always win out over false ones.‐ Cinema Sight
Read More | Posted Jun 15, 2014
2.5/4 52% The Amazing Spider-Man 2 (2014) Another lesson on why introducing too many villains dilutes the richness of detail available when focusing on one. A delightful reboot diminished in its second act.‐ Cinema Sight
Read More | Posted Jun 15, 2014
2/4 29% The Family (2013) A terrible waste of many wonderful talents in front of and behind the camera.‐ Cinema Sight
Read More | Posted Jun 15, 2014
2.5/4 83% 100 Bloody Acres (2013) The film tries too hard to be the next big thing in horror comedy and ends up a trite rehash of genre tropes.‐ Cinema Sight
Read More | Posted Jun 15, 2014
3.5/4 70% Wish You Were Here (2013) A disturbing mystery thriller that also explores the delicate balance of honesty and lies within a successful relationship.‐ Cinema Sight
Read More | Posted Jun 15, 2014
3.5/4 89% Stage Fright (1950) It's an entertaining film that deserves to become a cult favorite hit.‐ Cinema Sight
Read More | Posted Jun 15, 2014
3.5/4 74% Godzilla (2014) More disaster movie than monster movie, "Godzilla" is a thrilling film with a faint examination of imperialistic hubris.‐ Cinema Sight
Read More | Posted Jun 15, 2014
3.5/4 63% Neighbors (1981) An entertaining examination of growing up vs. growing old and how neither is necessarily the right thing to do.‐ Cinema Sight
Read More | Posted Jun 15, 2014
3.5/4 37% The Purge (2013) A fascinating commentary on class warfare is blended into this fun quasi-futuristic horror thriller.‐ Cinema Sight
Read More | Posted Jun 15, 2014
2.5 78% It's a Disaster (2013) A unique twist on a tired genre turns into a tired twist on a unique genre.‐ Cinema Sight
Read More | Posted Jun 15, 2014
2.5/4 41% Divergent (2014) A relatively faithful adaptation that brings with it the best and the worst parts of the novel and leaves out a few things that might have made it better.‐ Cinema Sight
Read More | Posted Apr 27, 2014
3/4 79% Muppets Most Wanted (2014) "The Muppets" are moving in a positive direction as they start returning to the style and entertainment value embodied in the original movies and TV series.‐ Cinema Sight
Read More | Posted Apr 27, 2014
3.5/4 96% Enough Said (2013) A slate of great performances cap off a compelling look at the way we build up and destroy the very relationships we want to engage in.‐ Cinema Sight
Read More | Posted Apr 27, 2014
2.5/4 47% We're The Millers (2013) A great movie it isn't, but it's one hell of a funny excursion.‐ Cinema Sight
Read More | Posted Mar 24, 2014
3.5/4 96% The LEGO Movie (2014) The richness of animated detail is more compelling than any substantive narrative insight.‐ Cinema Sight
Read More | Posted Mar 24, 2014
3/4 94% All Is Lost (2013) A commanding performance by Robert Redford with nary a word spoken. It makes up for the somewhat tedious running time.‐ Cinema Sight
Read More | Posted Mar 24, 2014