William Bibbiani

William Bibbiani
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T-Meter Title | Year
69% The Spy Behind Home Plate (2019) The film doesn't take an extra step towards cinematic showiness, nor does it glamorize or sensationalize Berg's life. It's just a nice time talking about World War II and baseball, sharing stories and retelling old jokes. - TheWrap EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 14, 2019
3.5/5 35% Shaft (2019) These are all jokes that would have been outdated and ignorant decades ago. - IGN Movies EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 12, 2019
24% Men in Black International (2019) Gone is the social commentary, and in its place is globetrotting sci-fi super spy adventure, empty but entertaining, and carried almost exclusively on the multimillion-dollar charms of its stars. - TheWrap EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 12, 2019
94% Funan (2019) Do demonstrates a masterful amount of restraint, and his narrative minimalism maximizes the emotional and intellectual power of the story. - TheWrap EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 7, 2019
6.5/10 57% The Secret Life of Pets 2 (2019) [It] is a fast-paced string of mostly mediocre jokes that younger audiences will enjoy, but aside from a few centerpieces, there's no much here to capture the attention if you're older than the intended audience. - IGN Movies EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 6, 2019
23% Dark Phoenix (2019) In a strange way, it might have been preferable if this was the most embarrassing film in the series, since at least then there'd be a reason to remember it. - TheWrap EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 4, 2019
32% Domino (2019) Moments like the film's early Vertigo riff are intriguing on paper. Unfortunately, the rest of the paper is filled with humdrum plotting and characters so flimsy that it's impossible to care about what happens to them. - TheWrap EDIT
Read More | Posted May 30, 2019
4.5/5 56% Ma (2019) Halfway through the running time it's already clear that she could headline her own franchise. And if Octavia Spencer is up for it, let's hope she does! - Bloody Disgusting EDIT
Read More | Posted May 29, 2019
4/5 40% Godzilla: King of the Monsters (2019) If you're looking for monster fights, you'll find monster fights aplenty in Godzilla: King of the Monsters. - Bloody Disgusting EDIT
Read More | Posted May 28, 2019
3.5/5 57% Brightburn (2019) Walks a fine line between wry pop culture commentary and genuine terror, the cast is great and - perhaps most important of all - it leaves you wanting more. - Bloody Disgusting EDIT
Read More | Posted May 22, 2019
57% Aladdin (2019) This isn't a movie. It's a chintzy revival, specifically designed to appeal to audiences who think "that looks familiar" qualifies as entertainment. - TheWrap EDIT
Read More | Posted May 22, 2019
43% The Professor and the Madman (2019) Simon Winchester's book was a best-seller, but you'd never know why from watching this turgid adaptation, which gives you the gist of these events with all the insight and heft of a B-minus high-school book report. - TheWrap EDIT
Read More | Posted May 10, 2019
3.5/5 90% John Wick: Chapter 3 - Parabellum (2019) Had the potential to be one of the best action movies ever made. Instead, it's just super badass. (We should all have such problems.) - Bloody Disgusting EDIT
Read More | Posted May 10, 2019
51% Tolkien (2019) Throws into sharp relief the hitherto unexplored tragedy of the artist's life. Imagine it: you're one of the great artists of the 20th century, and yet your own story is embarrassingly contrived. - TheWrap EDIT
Read More | Posted May 3, 2019
89% Meeting Gorbachev (2019) So deeply fascinating that there's nothing else the filmmakers could have done to spice it up. Herzog and Gorbachev could have joined forces to halt an alien invasion and invent time travel, and it still wouldn't have packed the same wallop. - TheWrap EDIT
Read More | Posted May 3, 2019
87% Master Z: Ip Man Legacy (2019) Following the three "Ip Man" movies with "Master Z" is a bit like following the first three "Rocky" movies with "The Fast and the Furious." If you squint you can see a few thematic connections, but it's a broad departure from the rest of the series. - TheWrap EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 12, 2019
17% Hellboy (2019) Captures the breathless quality of reading 30 issues of a single comic-book series in one sugar-addled afternoon, shoving as many amazing characters and storylines and images into one film as it can possibly hold. - TheWrap EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 10, 2019
15% The Haunting of Sharon Tate (2019) It's far too early to call this the worst movie of the year. But if it's not, it's going to be a rough 2019. - TheWrap EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 4, 2019
5.5/10 40% Mercy Black (2019) A disturbing premise, some decent performances and a few good shocks, trapped inside a generic presentation and an unremarkable plot. - IGN Movies EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 2, 2019
7.6/10 55% Yardie (2019) A skillful and promising debut from Elba, who knows how to make his world feel alive and make his characters feel unique. - IGN Movies EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 30, 2019
36% Out of Blue (2019) A detached motion picture, and it's hard to get away with that clinical approach and still adhere to a thriller format. - TheWrap EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 22, 2019
92% Disneynature: Penguins (2019) Relies not on deeper meaning but on the seemingly unassailable argument that penguins are exceptionally cute and that the typical human being would happily spend 76 minutes watching them do just about anything. - TheWrap EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 18, 2019
56% The Hummingbird Project (2019) Sometimes funny, sometimes smart, always watchable, but perhaps the film's dedication to turning a clever tale into something profound was a miscalculation. - TheWrap EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 15, 2019
34% Wonder Park (2019) A clumsy but amiable kids movie with a streak of sincerity that stretches further than the Wonder Park itself. - TheWrap EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 14, 2019
72% Triple Frontier (2019) There's a meta-narrative in there somewhere, condemning films like Triple Frontier for exploiting the violence of war for superficial ends, but Chandor doesn't delve into self-analysis long enough to make a point about it. - TheWrap EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 13, 2019
95% Transit (2019) Devoid of pretty speeches and old-fashioned melodrama, Transit is a hellish little misery of a movie. That's a compliment. - TheWrap EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 1, 2019
5.9/10 78% Green Book (2018) Green Book lacks the depth it aspires to, and only works on a very superficial level. Viggo Mortensen and Mahershala Ali give exceptional performances but this message movie fumbles its message. - IGN Movies EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 25, 2019
81% Ruben Brandt, Collector (2019) The visual influences are found in museums, with characters and backgrounds lifted from Manet and Picasso, but the storytelling style is straight out of Mario Bava, with a cinematic philosophy more akin to Brian De Palma's Hitchcockian pastiches. - TheWrap EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 14, 2019
38% Donnybrook (2019) Has that morose aesthetic and grim determination, but the plot and pacing are too aimless to sustain much interest, even for these relatively brisk 101 minutes. - TheWrap EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 13, 2019
69% Happy Death Day 2U (2019) Transforms the original high-concept slasher into a ambitious and witty sci-fi treatise on alternate realities and the cinematic significance of personal growth in sequels. - TheWrap EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 12, 2019
44% The Prodigy (2019) Tips its hand so early, and provides so very few twists, that the film quickly runs out of material. - TheWrap EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 6, 2019
8/10 60% Alita: Battle Angel (2019) Alita: Battle Angel is an eye-popping spectacle that doesn't quite live up to the iconic manga it's based on. - IGN Movies EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 1, 2019
7.5/10 85% The LEGO Movie 2: The Second Part (2019) The LEGO Movie 2 isn't quite as funny or as brilliantly executed as the original, but it's an ambitious, likable sequel. - IGN Movies EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 26, 2019
95% MEMORY - The Origins of Alien (2019) With its passionate contributors and lofty ideas, "Memory: The Origins of Alien" demonstrates that, if nothing else, the study of a film can be as exciting as the film itself. - TheWrap EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 25, 2019
19% Serenity (2019) The best twists make you reevaluate everything you've seen before, and reveal new layers of the story that make the whole film stronger. The twist in Serenity makes you reevaluate everything you've seen before, but now it all makes less sense. - TheWrap EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 24, 2019
49% Escape Room (2019) It's a movie about escape rooms that literally kill you, and if you're willing to buy into that premise, it's about as good as a movie with that premise could probably be. - TheWrap EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 3, 2019
4.1/10 11% Holmes and Watson (2018) The lazy gags, wasted supporting cast and unfocused writing make the film an unfunny chore, which evokes but doesn't come close to their earlier comedic outings. - IGN Movies EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 26, 2018
7.9/10 66% Vice (2018) Vice is a funny and vicious political commentary, revealing in clear, thrilling detail a man whom filmmaker Adam McKay considers one of the most insidious and dangerous political figures of the last fifty years. - IGN Movies EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 17, 2018
65% Aquaman (2018) Wan seems to be operating under the philosophy that sci-fi/fantasy should stretch the limits of the imagination, even at the cost of possibly looking ludicrous. Either way, you're in for a spectacle. - TheWrap EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 11, 2018
93% Bumblebee (2018) As a course correction for the series, pulling the previously complex mythology way back and starting over from scratch, it's enormously effective. - TheWrap EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 8, 2018
27% Mortal Engines (2018) The only rational response to Mortal Engines is "Wow." - TheWrap EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 5, 2018
8.1/10 78% Anna and the Apocalypse (2018) A delightful Christmas/horror/comedy/musical hybrid, with a great cast, entertaining gore and a storyline that's easy to take seriously... even though it's fundamentally absurd. - IGN Movies EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 30, 2018
19% The Possession of Hannah Grace (2018) A dreary horror thriller, without any of those pesky thrills. - TheWrap EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 29, 2018
30% Elliot The Littlest Reindeer (2018) It's the toothbrush at the bottom of your stocking: It's well-intentioned, and you might get some use out of it, but let's just pray it's not the highlight of your holiday season. - TheWrap EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 28, 2018
97% Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse (2018) "Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse" represents some of the best superhero storytelling on the market. - TheWrap EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 28, 2018
8/10 68% The Christmas Chronicles (2018) Kurt Russell is one of the all-time great movie Santa Clauses. - IGN Movies EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 21, 2018
4.5/10 15% Robin Hood (2018) As long as there is economic disparity, the story of Robin Hood will always be relevant. But you wouldn't know it by watching this movie. - IGN Movies EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 20, 2018
6.5/10 91% Widows (2018) There's no denying the power of that cast and the particular vision of McQueen, who turns Widows into something truly distinctive... if not necessarily effective. - IGN Movies EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 14, 2018
82% Instant Family (2018) [It] looks, sounds, and sometimes acts like a dumb comedy. But stick with it, and you'll discover that Sean Anders' latest is an earnest, moving family drama that just happens to be kinda funny. - TheWrap EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 14, 2018
9.5/10 91% The Ballad of Buster Scruggs (2018) In [this film the Coens] haven't just made a funny, sentimental, exciting and blistering western, they've also unlocked their entire filmography for anyone who may have missed the connections before. - IGN Movies EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 9, 2018