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Will Leitch
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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
D- 9% The Snowman (2017) The Snowman is as incompetently made as any studio movie in recent memory. ‐ Paste Magazine
Read More | Posted Oct 21, 2017
B+ 87% Professor Marston & The Wonder Women (2017) Professor Marston and the Wonder Women is about a lot of things, but what it is best at is being about smart people who aren't any better at figuring out their lives than we are but are still gonna drive themselves nuts trying.‐ Paste Magazine
Read More | Posted Oct 14, 2017
C 43% The Mountain Between Us (2017) It's the sort of film where you stare at the actors as long as you can ... until you start rolling your eyes.‐ Paste Magazine
Read More | Posted Oct 9, 2017
C 50% Kingsman: The Golden Circle (2017) This is a star-studded cast, but they're only here in name only.‐ Paste Magazine
Read More | Posted Sep 23, 2017
C 69% mother! (2017) There are limits to how far one is willing to follow Aronofsky down his lunatic rabbit holes. I might humbly submit that that limit is mother!‐ Paste Magazine
Read More | Posted Sep 13, 2017
C+ 85% It (2017) It occasionally reminds you of how awful it can be a kid, and it also occasionally makes you jump out of your chair. But it never figures out how to do both at the same time.‐ Paste Magazine
Read More | Posted Sep 7, 2017
A- 93% Logan Lucky (2017) Logan Lucky has the briskness and sheen of a professional, a man who, after years of restlessness, has become comfortable enough to simply tell a story with confidence, clarity and gusto.‐ Paste Magazine
Read More | Posted Aug 14, 2017
C+ 49% The Glass Castle (2017) The Glass Castle is a two-hour fight between a messy, sad, angry real-life family story and a Hollywood movie that keeps trying to soften all the edges and turn the tale into something "inspirational." ‐ Paste Magazine
Read More | Posted Aug 11, 2017
B 82% Detroit (2017) What we see in Detroit is so shocking and appalling that it is perhaps unreasonable to blame the film for being blinded in rage by it. But, alas, blinded it is.‐ Paste Magazine
Read More | Posted Jul 28, 2017
B- 76% Atomic Blonde (2017) The plot's pedestrian and familiar, but Theron still yanks the thing over the finish line. ‐ Paste Magazine
Read More | Posted Jul 28, 2017
C 49% Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets (2017) This movie needs more cities and more planets, and less Valerian.‐ Paste Magazine
Read More | Posted Jul 21, 2017
A 92% Dunkirk (2017) Dunkirk will bowl you over. It is almost too much power for one filmmaker to have. ‐ Paste Magazine
Read More | Posted Jul 20, 2017
B 93% Baby Driver (2017) The movie is a foot-tapping, sing-a-long gas, though, like many a summer movie before it, it's best if you don't spend too much time reflecting on its twists and turns, or expect much emotional involvement. ‐ Paste Magazine
Read More | Posted Jun 25, 2017
D 15% Transformers: The Last Knight (2017) Perhaps the most dispiriting thing about this entry in this already-quite-dispiriting franchise is that Bay does not particularly seem to care one way or another this time. ‐ Paste Magazine
Read More | Posted Jun 21, 2017
C- 46% Rough Night (2017) This movie isn't part of the solution; it's part of the problem.‐ Paste Magazine
Read More | Posted Jun 16, 2017
B 92% Wonder Woman (2017) Gal Gadot's performance has the poise and humor that conjures up memories of Christopher Reeve. ‐ Paste Magazine
Read More | Posted May 31, 2017
C 36% Snatched (2017) The movie doesn't seem to have taken a second pass at anything.‐ The New Republic
Read More | Posted May 10, 2017
B+ 82% Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 (2017) The Guardians of the Galaxy movies are allowed to simply be movies rather than bridges to other, future Marvel franchises. It frees them up to be fun.‐ The New Republic
Read More | Posted May 2, 2017
D+ 17% The Circle (2017) The Circle is a big honking sloppy mess of a movie, one that flops around so aimlessly that it's baffling so many intelligent people had a hand in making it.‐ The New Republic
Read More | Posted Apr 28, 2017
B- 66% The Fate of the Furious (2017) You judge a Fast and the Furious movie on whether it delivers the action goods. It has to gasp and wheeze its way to get there, but, yeah, this one delivers the goods.‐ The New Republic
Read More | Posted Apr 13, 2017
C 80% Colossal (2017) Colossal has a terrific, almost irresistible metaphor at its core, and it's really a shame the movie doesn't much know what to do with it. ‐ The New Republic
Read More | Posted Apr 6, 2017
C 44% Ghost in the Shell (2017) It only works up much feeling when it is trying to defend itself against protests that might affect its bottom line. You won't be much moved by that either.‐ The New Republic
Read More | Posted Mar 31, 2017
C 71% Beauty and the Beast (2017) By hewing so closely to the original, the film does itself no favors. ‐ The New Republic
Read More | Posted Mar 15, 2017
C+ 76% Kong: Skull Island (2017) It's no surprise that Kong: Skull Island has such dull, rote human characters (with one notable, delightful exception). But it is a shock that the ape himself is so distant and sullen.‐ The New Republic
Read More | Posted Mar 8, 2017
C+ 93% Logan (2017) After a while, with all that relentless drudgery and all the maimings, it becomes a bit much. ‐ The New Republic
Read More | Posted Feb 28, 2017
B+ 99% Get Out (2017) Get Out has its surface scares, but it's what's lingering beneath that's most frightening: the sense that no matter where you turn, no matter how many people claim they're on your side ... they're out to get you. ‐ The New Republic
Read More | Posted Feb 24, 2017
B- 91% The Lego Batman Movie (2017) The thing about a sequel or a spinoff, even a mostly fun one like The LEGO Batman Movie, is that it's hard to recreate enthusiasm and inventiveness. What was once new is now, already, routine.‐ The New Republic
Read More | Posted Feb 10, 2017
C 43% Gold (2017) The movie is a mess, but it's also an oddly amoral mess.‐ The New Republic
Read More | Posted Jan 27, 2017
A- 96% Paterson (2016) The film is about the act of creation and the art of observation, and it couldn't embody both more perfectly.‐ The New Republic
Read More | Posted Dec 23, 2016
B+ 87% A Monster Calls (2017) The film is a bit emotionally manipulative-it sure can wring the tears out of you-but you still probably won't be able to resist it.‐ The New Republic
Read More | Posted Dec 23, 2016
B 93% Fences (2016) Based on the 1983 August Wilson play, Fences is little more than a filmed version of the 2010 Broadway revival. It all but throws up house lights during intermission.‐ The New Republic
Read More | Posted Dec 23, 2016
C 85% Rogue One: A Star Wars Story (2016) The Star Wars franchise has built up a massive amount of cachet over the last several decades; Rogue One is going to need every bit of it.‐ The New Republic
Read More | Posted Dec 13, 2016
A- 88% Jackie (2016) We all know the Kennedy story by heart, but you'll still never look at Jackie the same way again.‐ The New Republic
Read More | Posted Dec 2, 2016
C+ 73% Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them (2016) The film strains considerably under the weight of all its plot lines-it's never fun to be the movie with the origin story.‐ The New Republic
Read More | Posted Nov 18, 2016
C+ 73% Nocturnal Animals (2016) There are points where the film is satirical, then sad, then outrageous, but it just never quite fits of a piece. ‐ The New Republic
Read More | Posted Nov 16, 2016
B+ 94% Arrival (2016) Arrival plays with your head as gently as any sci-fi thriller I can remember.‐ The New Republic
Read More | Posted Nov 11, 2016
B 89% Doctor Strange (2016) Doctor Strange is about as weird as any Marvel movie is going to get these days, which is not particularly weird. ‐ The New Republic
Read More | Posted Nov 4, 2016
C 38% Jack Reacher: Never Go Back (2016) The film has the empty sheen of a quick in-and-out cash grab, a movie insisting that it's a franchise while the audience yawns indifferently.‐ The New Republic
Read More | Posted Oct 21, 2016
A 98% Moonlight (2016) Moonlight is a film so measured, so delicate and powerful, that it proves to be sensitive in ways most movies aren't, even in ways most of life isn't.‐ The New Republic
Read More | Posted Oct 20, 2016
C 52% The Accountant (2016) The Accountant should be a straight-ahead thriller, but the film keeps tripping over its own incompetent feet. Maybe it was made for adults, but it sure doesn't feel like it was made by them.‐ The New Republic
Read More | Posted Oct 16, 2016
C- 44% The Girl on the Train (2016) The Girl on the Train plods along, playing like a lifeless wax museum version of a real thriller.‐ The New Republic
Read More | Posted Oct 7, 2016
B 93% Newtown (2016) The movie is so understated that it's almost barely there.‐ The New Republic
Read More | Posted Oct 6, 2016
B 83% Deepwater Horizon (2016) Deepwater Horizon is powerful but limited-but there are worse crimes.‐ The New Republic
Read More | Posted Sep 30, 2016
C- 63% The Magnificent Seven (2016) The Magnificent Seven is a cast and a title in search of a movie. Not only did they not find one, I'm not certain they even looked.‐ The New Republic
Read More | Posted Sep 22, 2016
C 35% Blair Witch (2016) Blair Witch nods to the first film but never rediscovers its power.‐ The New Republic
Read More | Posted Sep 16, 2016
C 61% Snowden (2016) Snowden should be frothing at the mouth. Instead, the best it can work up is a weary sigh. ‐ The New Republic
Read More | Posted Sep 15, 2016
B 85% Sully (2016) The only real reason we care about Sully is what happened in that plane. In that regard, and only that regard, Sully absolutely delivers. ‐ The New Republic
Read More | Posted Sep 8, 2016
C+ 94% Lo and Behold, Reveries of the Connected World (2016) It's increasingly possible that the meme of Werner Herzog is surpassing the man. I found myself spending much of Lo and Behold hoping Herzog would get out of the way.‐ The New Republic
Read More | Posted Aug 22, 2016
B 81% Sausage Party (2016) One of the more clever conceits is how it plays with the central conundrum of Pixar: How do you connect all these animals or toys or robots-beings that, to humans, have no emotions or thoughts or even faces-to the human world that they walk around in?‐ The New Republic
Read More | Posted Aug 13, 2016
C+ 87% Pete's Dragon (2016) The movie feels like a rock coated in cotton candy, a shiny object that simulates human-type emotions but never truly earns them.‐ The New Republic
Read More | Posted Aug 9, 2016