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Wesley Morris

Wesley Morris
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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
89% Mountains May Depart (Shan he gu ren) (2016) Another breakthrough by a director who has never stopped pushing either himself or his idea of what a Chinese movie can do and be.‐ Grantland
Read More | Posted Oct 24, 2016
72% My King (Mon roi) (2016) As a director, Maïwenn is at her best with ensembles, using actors as instruments and harmonizing tones.‐ Grantland
Read More | Posted Aug 16, 2016
94% Carol (2015) This is a slender movie that Haynes gives plenty of antique atmosphere.‐ Grantland
Read More | Posted Aug 16, 2016
65% A Tale of Love and Darkness (2016) Is this like a parody of European filmmaking?‐ Grantland
Read More | Posted Aug 16, 2016
12% The Sea of Trees (2016) You know, artistically, that the news is going to be bad in the opening minutes when Van Sant feels compelled to provide a shot of the keys McConaughey's character leaves in the ignition. There are almost two hours left of that kind of filmmaking.‐ Grantland
Read More | Posted Aug 16, 2016
91% The Wiz Live! (2015) It was progressive and inclusive, on the one hand, and deeply natural, on the other.‐ New York Times
Read More | Posted Dec 4, 2015
92% Aristide and the Endless Revolution (2005) The movie is rich with powerful supporting imagery, cogent conspiratorial information, and damning C-Span congressional footage.‐ Boston Globe
Read More | Posted Nov 23, 2015
61% The Intern (2015) There's not much here story-wise. But when Meyers wants to write an involving scene with characters thinking and feeling the way humans think and feel, you want to applaud.‐ Grantland
Read More | Posted Sep 25, 2015
79% Time Out Of Mind (2015) The writer and director, Oren Moverman, makes homelessness harshly immersive.‐ Grantland
Read More | Posted Sep 23, 2015
73% Everest (2015) The toggling between the base and various points along the way to the summit becomes stressful, then heartbreaking.‐ Grantland
Read More | Posted Sep 18, 2015
94% Sicario (2015) Villeneuve and screenwriter Taylor Sheridan aren't selling more than a tautological action movie with the dread and body count of a horror film.‐ Grantland
Read More | Posted Sep 18, 2015
74% Black Mass (2015) The acting here is much stronger and more soulful than I would have expected, and not only from Depp.‐ Grantland
Read More | Posted Sep 18, 2015
19% The Perfect Guy (2015) I love Sanaa Lathan, except when she has to play dumb. And, boy, does The Perfect Guy need her to be dumb.‐ Grantland
Read More | Posted Sep 15, 2015
66% Digging For Fire (2015) The movie has been dedicated to Paul Mazursky, the great radiologist of American social interplay who died last year. But Swanberg is still murmuring where Mazursky could speechify, gesticulate, and shout, sometimes in the same sequence.‐ Grantland
Read More | Posted Sep 11, 2015
64% The Visit (2015) It was fun watching this with a gasping and screaming audience. For horror-goers, the comparative competence must hit the spot. But there's nothing new here -- and what I sensed for 94 minutes was compromise.‐ Grantland
Read More | Posted Sep 11, 2015
45% No Escape (2015) No Escape is bare-bones, shameless, and too obnoxious to stay suspenseful for long.‐ Grantland
Read More | Posted Sep 4, 2015
15% The Transporter Refueled (2015) There aren't enough showpiece numbers for Skrein, at least not of the quality that Jason Statham has had.‐ Grantland
Read More | Posted Sep 4, 2015
40% We Are Your Friends (2015) It's as if a Michael Lewis story or a 1980s Paul Schrader movie were intercepted by studio marketing execs who said, "You should turn Saturday Night Fever into a commercial for SunnyD."‐ Grantland
Read More | Posted Aug 28, 2015
79% Z For Zachariah (2015) Z for Zachariah has the tasteful dullness of a movie too afraid to make a choice in any direction.‐ Grantland
Read More | Posted Aug 28, 2015
92% Grandma (2015) The best thing here is Harden, who gets the most strongly written part, with the highest degree of difficulty.‐ Grantland
Read More | Posted Aug 26, 2015
40% She's Funny That Way (2015) The whole movie is tantrums and meltdowns and pitiful nostalgia... And yet every once in a while, something funny will happen.‐ Grantland
Read More | Posted Aug 26, 2015
13% Sinister 2 (2015) There comes a point when you have to say no to these horror sequels. There's no skill or idea visible anywhere, just the sound of money being sucked from your pockets.‐ Grantland
Read More | Posted Aug 26, 2015
83% Mistress America (2015) With Gerwig, you worry that she seems to be winging it -- until you realize that she also knows how to fly.‐ Grantland
Read More | Posted Aug 21, 2015
43% American Ultra (2015) The movie has the sleepy vibe of some of those scuzzy '90s crime thrillers. It aspires to Natural Born Killers, but has barely enough competence to get close to something like Feeling Minnesota.‐ Grantland
Read More | Posted Aug 21, 2015
67% The Man From U.N.C.L.E. (2015) Exactly no one was asking for this. So it's a surprise to discover that the bar for this movie is low enough to conga under.‐ Grantland
Read More | Posted Aug 18, 2015
87% Straight Outta Compton (2015) Straight Outta Compton is so beholden to the appeasement of so many artists and legacies and estates that none of it coheres as a movie.‐ Grantland
Read More | Posted Aug 14, 2015
93% The Diary Of A Teenage Girl (2015) Heller's empathy and, let's be honest, her denial of prurience appears to free Powley from embarrassment. She's seizing this part, not shrinking from it.‐ Grantland
Read More | Posted Aug 13, 2015
93% The Gift (2015) Officially, this is a blank-from-hell movie. But Edgerton has remixed the formula.‐ Grantland
Read More | Posted Aug 13, 2015
64% Ricki And The Flash (2015) The film, which Diablo Cody wrote and Jonathan Demme directed, is a work of bulk-size bogusness. Barely a single scene is convincing.‐ Grantland
Read More | Posted Aug 7, 2015
9% Fantastic Four (2015) The entire experience is shameful -- for us, for the filmmakers, for whoever at the studio had the job of creating the ads, in which the cast appear to be starring in hostage posters.‐ Grantland
Read More | Posted Aug 7, 2015
26% Vacation (2015) You can't do much worse at the movies than Vacation.‐ Grantland
Read More | Posted Aug 5, 2015
97% Listen To Me Marlon (2015) Part of Riley's achievement is a simple matter of assembly. His editing manages to find a movie amid all of Brando's raving, pontification, and truly deep thinking. The enlaced audiovisual material becomes as intoxicatingly impressionistic as 3-D Brando.‐ Grantland
Read More | Posted Jul 31, 2015
98% Phoenix (2015) There's no point in explaining where all of this goes. But Petzold is in command of it.‐ Grantland
Read More | Posted Jul 24, 2015
60% Southpaw (2015) The trouble with how hard Gyllenhaal goes in Southpaw is that he's in the service of weak material, so you notice the effort.‐ Grantland
Read More | Posted Jul 24, 2015
17% Pixels (2015) This is just a lot of chomp-chomp-chomp and point tallies wafting upward whenever something game-oriented is blown up.‐ Grantland
Read More | Posted Jul 24, 2015
44% Irrational Man (2015) This is another of Allen's films in which characters advance positions rather than embody them. Very little is allowed to be lastingly funny or suspenseful, and the positions themselves don't feel close to the truth.‐ Grantland
Read More | Posted Jul 22, 2015
88% Mr. Holmes (2015) As someone who neither hungers for yet another incarnation of this character nor understands why anyone would, I watched in subdued bafflement.‐ Grantland
Read More | Posted Jul 22, 2015
66% Unexpected (2015) The movie's radiance comes from [Gail Bean].‐ Grantland
Read More | Posted Jul 22, 2015
95% Amy (2015) There are a couple of scenes in Asif Kapadia's new Amy Winehouse documentary, Amy, that make the fame-industrial complex seem rock-bottom awful.‐ Grantland
Read More | Posted Jul 17, 2015
85% What Happened, Miss Simone? (2015) More omissive than impressionistic.‐ Grantland
Read More | Posted Jul 17, 2015
85% Trainwreck (2015) It's got no rhythm or reliable comfort zone. The jokes and ensemble scenes are all rushed, so you can't savor them or what anyone in them is doing.‐ Grantland
Read More | Posted Jul 17, 2015
81% Ant-Man (2015) This is the sort of movie where you see the effort and say, Thank god.‐ Grantland
Read More | Posted Jul 17, 2015
97% Tangerine (2015) These people are the way they are, the movie says. This obscenely vibrant patch of L.A. is officially an enclave. But Baker makes it feel bigger and louder and crazier than that. He turns subculture into family.‐ Grantland
Read More | Posted Jul 10, 2015
19% Self/less (2015) There's no reason to spoil what follows except to say that even by the standards of both Alfred Hitchcock and science fiction, it's nonsensical.‐ Grantland
Read More | Posted Jul 10, 2015
16% The Gallows (2015) The Gallows has a cleverness that bobs, occasionally, above the surface of cesspool murk. You can't tell whether it's just flotsam or a corpse, but for most of the 80-minute run time it almost doesn't matter. It's at least something.‐ Grantland
Read More | Posted Jul 10, 2015
25% Terminator Genisys (2015) Part of what makes Terminator Genisys so pitiful as an evening out is that all the actors do over and over again is tell us why they're in a particular scene and why the movie exists.‐ Grantland
Read More | Posted Jul 9, 2015
63% Magic Mike XXL (2015) As I sat there laughing, I realized I wasn't only entertained. I was moved and exhilarated. Not since the days of peak Travolta and Dirty Dancing has a film so perfectly nailed something essential about movie lust‐ Grantland
Read More | Posted Jul 2, 2015
46% Ted 2 (2015) [Seth MacFarlane's] sense of humor generally bodes about as well for moviegoers as a dorsal fin does for swimmers.‐ Grantland
Read More | Posted Jun 26, 2015
98% Inside Out (2015) The challenge here involves maintaining a believable humanity while also making an entertaining case that humanity is impossible without the proper emotional configuration. And in meeting that challenge, the movie keeps surprising and delighting you. ‐ Grantland
Read More | Posted Jun 19, 2015
89% The Tribe (2015) An utter astonishment.‐ Grantland
Read More | Posted Jun 19, 2015