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Will Leitch

Will Leitch

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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
C- 33% Zoolander 2 (2016) "It's surprisingly conventional, but not in a reassuring or back-to-basics way; its set ups and jokes are creaky and labored, its characters stock and strait-jacketed. " ‐ The New Republic
Posted Feb 11, 2016
B 79% Hail, Caesar! (2016) "Hail Caesar! is pure Coenism, for better or worse. " ‐ The New Republic
Posted Feb 4, 2016
D- 9% Dirty Grandpa (2016) "It will make you feel bad for yourself, and anyone else who sees it, and anyone else who has to live in the world where it exists as a physical document. " ‐ The New Republic
Posted Jan 22, 2016
B- 54% 13 Hours: The Secret Soldiers Of Benghazi (2016) "Bay may lack interest in basic story construction or coherent battle scenes, but the guy has a preternatural skill at evoking sensation. " ‐ The New Republic
Posted Jan 14, 2016
A- 98% Brooklyn (2015) "I could have hung out with everyone in Brooklyn for hours: It's a world you won't want to leave. " ‐ The New Republic
Posted Dec 31, 2015
A 92% Anomalisa (2015) "Anomalisa finds the sublime and the tragic and the overwhelming in the everyday. I can't stop thinking about it. " ‐ The New Republic
Posted Dec 31, 2015
A- 83% Results (2015) "A completely weird, off-kilter, bizarro-land version of a romantic comedy, writer/director Andrew Bujalski finally cracks the Broadcast News code moony filmmakers have been trying to break for three decades. " ‐ The New Republic
Posted Dec 31, 2015
A- 93% Carol (2015) "This is about two people who didn't know what their lives were until they met each other, then scrambling, in their muted, buttoned-up way, to figure out what happens next. Haynes loves them so much that he believes they can. You will too. " ‐ The New Republic
Posted Dec 31, 2015
A- 88% The Tribe (2015) "The movie features no music, and no words, yet some moments are so powerful and visceral that I still caught myself covering my ears. " ‐ The New Republic
Posted Dec 31, 2015
C 63% Concussion (2015) "Concussion isn't angry enough for a polemic, and it isn't interesting enough to be an uplifting Hollywood message movie, which means it's just competent enough to fail on two separate, parallel fronts. " ‐ The New Republic
Posted Dec 23, 2015
B 75% The Hateful Eight (2015) "There is a sameness to The Hateful Eight, a sense that we have been down this road before, with higher stakes, with a firmer hand on the till. " ‐ The New Republic
Posted Dec 21, 2015
A- 92% Star Wars: Episode VII - The Force Awakens (2015) "It is precisely the Star Wars movie that you want it to be. This is the one you were waiting for. You may be waiting just as intently for the next one. " ‐ The New Republic
Posted Dec 16, 2015
B+ 82% Chi-Raq (2015) "Yeah, it's a mess. But what a glorious mess it is. " ‐ Deadspin
Posted Dec 4, 2015
B+ 94% Creed (2015) "Creed works better as an actual movie than it does as a Rocky movie, which is quite the compliment, considering that it's an excellent Rocky movie, too. " ‐ Deadspin
Posted Nov 25, 2015
B 70% The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 2 (2015) "It's then yet another credit to Lawrence's talent that in the finale of this series, she's probably better than she's ever been. " ‐ Deadspin
Posted Nov 20, 2015
C+ 64% Spectre (2015) "Spectre, perhaps inevitably, is a step backward, an inexorable creep toward the eeeeeeevil, cat-petting, be-monocled, Fallacy of the Talking Killer-abusing Bond franchise we'd all agreed to move on from. " ‐ Deadspin
Posted Nov 6, 2015
D+ 8% Rock the Kasbah (2015) "A horribly misguided idea that never really gets off the ground yet still finds a way to crash-land, but even criticizing its obvious flaws misses the central, sad point: This movie has too much Bill Murray in it. " ‐ Deadspin
Posted Oct 21, 2015
C+ 69% Crimson Peak (2015) "Crimson Peak is a movie that's all windup and no pitch. It requires a patience of you that I'm not sure it necessarily earns, and a level of patience it doesn't feel obliged to reward. " ‐ Deadspin
Posted Oct 16, 2015
B 91% Bridge of Spies (2015) "Bridge of Spies is a crackling little thriller, but it's also a safe, conventional one. It feels like an acceptance that he's not a filmmaker for kids, anymore, but rather for their grandparents. " ‐ Deadspin
Posted Oct 14, 2015
D+ 26% Pan (2015) "It is difficult not to approach Pan with a deep, weary sigh. " ‐ Deadspin
Posted Oct 9, 2015
A- 92% The Martian (2015) " It's a science-fiction movie without chase scenes or shootouts, but it's as thrilling as any I've seen in years. It takes pride in the details. It shows its work. " ‐ Deadspin
Posted Sep 30, 2015
D 9% Stonewall (2015) "It is a movie so baffling and wrong-headed and absurd that I honestly can't believe it exists. I can't fathom what anyone involved could have possibly been thinking. " ‐ Deadspin
Posted Sep 23, 2015
B 72% Everest (2015) "The fundamental lesson of Mt. Everest is that it is bigger than humanity, bigger than life. This movie conveys that all too well. " ‐ Deadspin
Posted Sep 18, 2015
C+ 75% Black Mass (2015) "For all its strengths, Black Mass feels, more than anything, like actors playing dress-up " ‐ Deadspin
Posted Sep 18, 2015
D+ 63% The Visit (2015) "The sad part isn't that people think The Visit is the best Shyamalan movie in a decade. The sad part is that they're right. " ‐ Deadspin
Posted Sep 11, 2015
A- 74% Time Out Of Mind (2015) "Time Out of Mind is about a homeless man named George wandering the streets of New York City, but the movie's masterstroke is that he is almost always in the background of his scenes. " ‐ Deadspin
Posted Sep 10, 2015
A- 83% Results (2015) "The movie is a delight start to finish, but it never sells out its characters for each sentiment or laughs: It sees all three of them as damaged, difficult dreamers who need each other so they'll finally start getting out of their own way. " ‐ Deadspin
Posted Sep 2, 2015
B 43% American Ultra (2015) "A film with many pleasures, but the singular one is watching a stoned, utterly baffled Eisenberg stab, shoot, and dismember highly trained madmen bent on his destruction. " ‐ Deadspin
Posted Aug 21, 2015
B- 67% The Man From U.N.C.L.E. (2015) "This is a mid-August, end-of-summer, everybody-dial-it-back action movie that requests absolutely nothing from you. Which is sort of fine? " ‐ Deadspin
Posted Aug 11, 2015
C 9% Fantastic Four (2015) "The movie is on such sure footing at first that it's a legitimate shock to see it fly so far off the rails. " ‐ Deadspin
Posted Aug 6, 2015
A- 93% Mission: Impossible Rogue Nation (2015) "They are massive enterprises that deliver the goods in the manner of an experienced craftsman, no matter who that craftsman happens to be. " ‐ Deadspin
Posted Jul 30, 2015
D+ 27% Vacation (2015) "This is less a Vacation sequel than a Hangover sequel. And if you've even seen any of the Hangover sequels, you know that is bad news indeed. " ‐ Deadspin
Posted Jul 28, 2015
D+ 17% Pixels (2015) "Adam Sandler and his crew are the only people who could put less thought and effort into a 100-minute feature film than the original filmmaker put into a two-and-a-half-minute short. " ‐ Deadspin
Posted Jul 23, 2015
C 80% Ant-Man (2015) "A fairly straightforward, conventional superhero story, where a mere mortal gathers the ability to be extraordinary and then becomes a hero. This is no way to sell me on a story about a guy who can make himself the size of an ant. " ‐ Deadspin
Posted Jul 17, 2015
B+ 95% Wild Tales (2015) "Deliriously unhinged and uproarious, it'll make you feel wretched about the world around you ... but you'll be having too much fun to care. " ‐ Deadspin
Posted Jul 7, 2015
A 99% Timbuktu (2015) "The movie makes sure to never forget that these are all people, stupid, flawed people; the banality of evil is so prevalent here that you'll occasionally laugh just to keep from cry. " ‐ Deadspin
Posted Jul 7, 2015
A- 73% The Nightmare (2015) "Unerring in how it puts us in sufferers' positions, making us feel their terror in palpable, convulsive ways. " ‐ Deadspin
Posted Jul 7, 2015
A- 97% It Follows (2015) "An artful-but-still-terrifying metaphor for the alien world of adulthood, that sense you have as a teen that the world is out to get you, and no one is going to help you. " ‐ Deadspin
Posted Jul 7, 2015
A- 92% Ex Machina (2015) "Inventive and challenging without ever forgetting to entertain, Ex Machina is smart artificial-intelligence science fiction at its absolute best. " ‐ Deadspin
Posted Jul 7, 2015
C 25% Terminator Genisys (2015) "Terminator Genisys seems specifically designed to give you a headache. " ‐ Deadspin
Posted Jul 1, 2015
D+ 46% Ted 2 (2015) "How sincere is Sincere Seth MacFarlane? I know I'm a dope for even asking-associating a genuine emotion with such a sniggering clown is a sucker's bet-but I really do want to know. " ‐ Deadspin
Posted Jun 25, 2015
B+ 98% Inside Out (2015) "Considering how many Pixar films seem designed solely to trigger your tear ducts, it's fitting that the studio has finally made a film that is specifically about sadness. " ‐ Deadspin
Posted Jun 19, 2015
B 88% Dope (2015) "Dope is a movie about '90s hip-hop and black culture, but it feels like a throwback in other ways too. " ‐ Deadspin
Posted Jun 18, 2015
C+ 71% Jurassic World (2015) "The grandeur and the excitement level are not quite high enough to overcome all the junk that surrounds it. " ‐ Deadspin
Posted Jun 10, 2015
B- 50% San Andreas (2015) "San Andreas doesn't hit a single beat you don't expect, and there's comfort in that. " ‐ Deadspin
Posted May 29, 2015
C- 49% Tomorrowland (2015) "Every minute of Tomorrowland, when you think about it later, starts to feel like a scold. " ‐ Deadspin
Posted May 22, 2015
C- 65% Pitch Perfect 2 (2015) "The good cheer from the first film is oddly curdled this time. Everything you like from the first film is back ... just not quite the same. " ‐ Deadspin
Posted May 15, 2015
A 97% Mad Max: Fury Road (2015) "You leave the theater still shaking, everything still pumping and throbbing, a treadmill stopping on a dime and sending you careening through the back wall. " ‐ Deadspin
Posted May 14, 2015
C 49% The D Train (2015) "Black might have been game for a dive into obsessive pathology, a look at a man who is broken for reasons having nothing to do with his circumstances, but the film doesn't have much interest in that. " ‐ Deadspin
Posted May 8, 2015
A- 74% Avengers: Age of Ultron (2015) "Age of Ultron is part of a franchise that's going to make a billion dollars by Monday. But it still feels like one of Whedon's little sandboxes, blown up to a massive scale without losing any of its intricate resolution. " ‐ Deadspin
Posted May 1, 2015
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