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Wesley Lovell

Wesley Lovell
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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
3.5/4 91% X-Men: Days of Future Past (2014) A sublime adventure that deftly juggles character and plot.‐ Cinema Sight
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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
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3.5/4 90% Live Die Repeat: Edge of Tomorrow (2014) A deftly calibrated sci-fi spectacle.‐ Cinema Sight
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3.5/4 91% How to Train Your Dragon 2 (2014) A command of genre creativity blended with human insight.‐ Cinema Sight
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4/4 95% Snowpiercer (2014) A mastery of form and commentary.‐ Cinema Sight
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2/4 76% 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
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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
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3.5/4 89% Stage Fright (1950) It's an entertaining film that deserves to become a cult favorite hit.‐ Cinema Sight
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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
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3.5/4 38% The Purge (2013) A fascinating commentary on class warfare is blended into this fun quasi-futuristic horror thriller.‐ Cinema Sight
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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
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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 80% 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 95% 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
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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
0.5/4 0% The Starving Games (2013) Even a spoof fan has his limits and this one very closely approaches it.‐ Cinema Sight
Read More | Posted Mar 24, 2014
2/4 45% Last Vegas (2013) Five Oscar-winning actors working for a paycheck on a film that lacks a genuinely funny backbone.‐ Cinema Sight
Read More | Posted Mar 24, 2014
4/4 96% 12 Years a Slave (2013) An uncompromising look at slavery in the Antebellum South. Anchored by career-defining performances by Chiwetel Ejiofor and Lupita Nyong'o, director Steve McQueen brings his assured directorial mind to a harrowing, but necessary picture.‐ Cinema Sight
Read More | Posted Mar 15, 2014
3/4 77% After the Dark (2014) A heavy-handed and manipulative work of philosophical fiction featuring strong performances, but a troubled narrative.‐ Cinema Sight
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2/4 56% Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit (2014) A simplistic, vainglorious attempt to reboot a popular literary character featuring two extremes of acting: leaden and scenery-chewing.‐ Cinema Sight
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3/4 72% The Croods (2013) A fun glimpse into father-daughter relationships and the power of family to persevere even when the fear of change threatens its very existence.‐ Cinema Sight
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4/4 91% Nebraska (2013) A surprisingly talented Will Forte plays the son of a cantankerous old drunk, the fascinating Bruce Dern, as he takes a road trip to claim a million-dollar sweepstakes prize that no one thinks he's won. This is Alexander Payne at the top of his game.‐ Cinema Sight
Read More | Posted Mar 15, 2014
4/4 99% Short Term 12 (2013) Brie Larson is superb in this brilliant exploration of life in a short term care facility where troubled teens try to find a way to survive in the care of compassionate men and women.‐ Cinema Sight
Read More | Posted Mar 15, 2014
4/4 75% The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug (2013) A terrific middle chapter with plenty of action, excitement and fun.‐ Cinema Sight
Read More | Posted Feb 3, 2014
3.5/4 79% Ain't Them Bodies Saints (2013) Anchored by two strong performances from Casey Affleck and Rooney Mara.‐ Cinema Sight
Read More | Posted Feb 3, 2014
3.5/4 89% Frozen (2013) It's not the best of the modern Disney set, but it's a sweet, charming, musically diverse film that makes you feel bad for not liking it as much as it wants you to.‐ Cinema Sight
Read More | Posted Feb 3, 2014
3/4 82% G.B.F. (2014) Employing cliches in fresh and unexpected ways, "G.B.F." is endearing, energetic and thoughtful. Parents shouldn't be afraid of the unnecessary R-Rating.‐ Cinema Sight
Read More | Posted Feb 3, 2014
3.5/4 93% Dallas Buyers Club (2013) A fascinating, if dated look at the AIDS crisis of the 1980's with a central moral that still applies today.‐ Cinema Sight
Read More | Posted Feb 3, 2014
3.5/4 93% American Hustle (2013) A fun, energetic caper that tries hard to make you love its characters, but mostly fails to succeed..‐ Cinema Sight
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3.5/4 93% Inside Llewyn Davis (2013) A fascinating look at depression, artistry and the struggle of everyone to find a place.‐ Cinema Sight
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4/4 90% Lincoln (2012) Spielberg brings a level of tension to what could have been an overly stuff historical period piece. He's supported by a superb cast highlighted by the work of Daniel Day-Lewis as the 16th President of the United States.‐ Cinema Sight
Read More | Posted Dec 15, 2013
3/4 55% Man of Steel (2013) A definite step-up from the last attempt to revive this character, but there's something still missing from this origin story. Other franchise builders have done more with less, but here that isn't for lack of trying.‐ Cinema Sight
Read More | Posted Dec 15, 2013
3.5/4 79% Monsters University (2013) Pixar continues its unabated string of hits with this fascinating prequel to their celebrated "Monsters, Inc." In many ways, this film is better than its predecessor.‐ Cinema Sight
Read More | Posted Dec 15, 2013
1.5/4 57% Would You Rather (2013) An ungainly horror film that tries to twist the genre in a new direction, but fails utterly. There are some truly horrific scenes, but nothing worth remembering afterwards.‐ Cinema Sight
Read More | Posted Dec 15, 2013
2.5/4 74% Despicable Me 2 (2013) Gru's villainy is replaced by a cloying fish-out-of-water mentality that is tortured by overuse of the minions characters. Still, the film is entertaining and has several wonderful scenes that almost make up the difference.‐ Cinema Sight
Read More | Posted Dec 15, 2013
3/4 71% Pacific Rim (2013) From a pure fan-boy perspective, this film packs in a great deal of energy without feeling like a stale Michael Bay film. Guillermo del Toro mixes playful energy with outstanding effects.‐ Cinema Sight
Read More | Posted Dec 15, 2013
2.5/4 61% Hitchcock (2012) Without Helen Mirren, James D'Arcy and a few interesting scenes, this flat, lifeless exploration of Alfred Hitchcock's making of "Psycho" lacks depth or a suitable anchor.‐ Cinema Sight
Read More | Posted Dec 15, 2013
2.5/4 43% Red 2 (2013) Much of the originality has faded and Morgan Freeman's absence is keenly felt, but the end result is still a fun, exciting adventure.‐ Cinema Sight
Read More | Posted Dec 15, 2013
3/4 66% World War Z (2013) There are two distinct films here and both are successful on their own terms, but more gritty survivalist story over world-spanning question resolution would have been preferable.‐ Cinema Sight
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4/4 78% Since You Went Away (1944) In a vital period of film history, war films ran the gamut of topics, none more fascinating or heart-wrenching as those of the lives of the people left behind at home.‐ Cinema Sight
Read More | Posted Dec 15, 2013
3.5/4 69% The Wolverine (2013) After this Origins film, the Wolverine character had the potentially of crashing and burning. Thankfully, it did not.‐ Cinema Sight
Read More | Posted Dec 15, 2013
3.5/4 67% Elysium (2013) While not the slam-dunk that his first film was, Neill Blomkamp has created a compelling vision of a wealth-dominated future.‐ Cinema Sight
Read More | Posted Dec 15, 2013
2/4 25% Planes (2013) A direct-to-video-quality spin-off that only exists to sell toys.‐ Cinema Sight
Read More | Posted Dec 15, 2013