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Witney Seibold

Witney Seibold

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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
85% Star Trek Beyond (2016) "'Star Trek Beyond' is not a grand return to form, nor is it a stellar life-affirming entertainment. But it is a modest step in the right direction. " ‐ Legion of Leia
Posted Jul 21, 2016
85% Carnival of Souls (1962) "The workmanlike approach only serves to highlight its spectral qualities. It's like a kitchen sink version of 'The Shining.' " ‐ CraveOnline
Posted Jul 20, 2016
100% Nuit et Brouillard (Night and Fog) (1955) "Alain Resnais' seminal 1955 documentary... remembers the confusion, and still feels the blind, hurt outrage at humanity's betrayal of itself. " ‐ CraveOnline
Posted Jul 20, 2016
75% Café Society (2016) "Allen constructs his romance like an Old Hollywood prestige picture, equating lost love with a longing for a time when Hollywood was, perhaps, as pure as it ever was. " ‐ CraveOnline
Posted Jul 14, 2016
73% Ghostbusters (2016) "A high concept and a big budget - not to mention stratospheric expectation - turned into a middling, somewhat entertaining summer fling. " ‐ Legion of Leia
Posted Jul 10, 2016
99% Dr. Strangelove Or How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb (1964) "'Dr. Strangelove' may have worked as a serious thriller, but Kubrick knew better. " ‐ CraveOnline
Posted Jun 30, 2016
73% The BFG (2016) "'The BFG' possesses a magical sense of oddball wonderment all its own. " ‐ Legion of Leia
Posted Jun 28, 2016
43% Free State of Jones (2016) "In terms of cinematic narrative, one may consider this to be dry - and it is, to a noticeable degree - but for a largely unknown, not to mention incredibly fascinating chapter in American history, this approach is appreciated. " ‐ CraveOnline
Posted Jun 23, 2016
100% La Chienne (The Bitch) (1931) "Any discussion of the film's actual story can only be a discussion of how life imitates art. This is a bit of a pity, because 'La Chienne' is actually a tragic, appealingly melodramatic tale of deep humanity. " ‐ CraveOnline
Posted Jun 20, 2016
62% Neighbors 2: Sorority Rising (2016) "What the filmmakers conceived of was, perhaps unwittingly, one of the more feminist statements you may encounter from within an R-rated college comedy, a genre notoriously known for its casual misogyny. " ‐ Legion of Leia
Posted Jun 20, 2016
88% Fantastic Planet (1973) "There is a strange, dreamlike placidity that hangs - like a silent, terrifying fog - over René Laloux's 1973 animated sci-fi classic. " ‐ CraveOnline
Posted Jun 20, 2016
38% Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Out of the Shadows (2016) "Out of the Shadows has one important element that lacks from many of its nostalgia-based blockbuster peers: It possesses the conviction of its own silliness. " ‐ Legion of Leia
Posted Jun 3, 2016
92% Paris Belongs to Us (Paris Nous Appartient) (1960) "[Rivette] doesn't as fervently abandon conventional narrative in the same way Godard was so fond of, making for New Wave-flavored thrillers that are far more casual and certainly more watchable. " ‐ CraveOnline
Posted Jun 3, 2016
98% The Manchurian Candidate (1962) ""The Manchurian Candidate" is striking in its hard edge. This is not a slick, subtle dissection of modern politics. This is a fist to the face. " ‐ CraveOnline
Posted Jun 3, 2016
85% A Poem Is A Naked Person (2015) "Blank seems to have a natural, in-born respect for the lives of these people, and sees not yokels or "simple" country folk, but a vibrant and living community of artists and music-makers. " ‐ CraveOnline
Posted Jun 3, 2016
100% Only Angels Have Wings (1939) ""Only Angels Have Wings" is... wet, atmospheric, and even a bit tragic. These men live close to death, and, as such, have to live quickly. There is a sadness hanging over these people. " ‐ CraveOnline
Posted Jun 3, 2016
82% Barcelona (1994) "Stillman's films tend to be about that magical moment when you realize people might actually start calling you on your s***. " ‐ CraveOnline
Posted Jun 3, 2016
89% Easy Rider (1969) ""Easy Rider," even for those uninterested in the legacy of 1960s counterculture, punches the viewer in the gut with its hopelessness and emptiness. " ‐ CraveOnline
Posted Jun 3, 2016
98% The Player (1992) "Altman was making a sour, salient, cynical, and passionate point about how artistry and edge had been drained from Hollywood. By 1992, the suits were in charge. " ‐ CraveOnline
Posted Jun 3, 2016
27% Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice (2016) "'Dawn of Justice' is a test of will and of stamina. " ‐ Legion of Leia
Posted Mar 25, 2016
13% The Divergent Series: Allegiant (2016) "We seem to be mentally preparing our youth - our young girls especially - for soldierly duties with these films. " ‐ CraveOnline
Posted Mar 18, 2016
90% How Green Was My Valley (1941) "There are a lot of rich characters and good instances of moral outrage. It may not be better than Citizen Kane, but it's still a pretty damn good movie. " ‐ Nerdist
Posted Feb 23, 2016
98% It Happened One Night (1934) "It's sweet, cheerful, funny, and very, very good. " ‐ Nerdist
Posted Feb 23, 2016
91% Hamlet (1948) "Olivier strikes a balance between Hamlet the brooding indecisive human and Hamlet the funny, mincing stage presence. It's one of the better Hamlet performances you'll ever see. " ‐ Nerdist
Posted Feb 23, 2016
84% Deadpool (2016) "Refreshingly crass. " ‐ Legion of Leia
Posted Feb 11, 2016
42% Pride and Prejudice and Zombies (2016) "A gentle hoot. It possesses the conviction of its own silliness. " ‐ CraveOnline
Posted Feb 2, 2016
11% Dirty Grandpa (2016) "I was offended by 'Dirty Grandpa.' Just not for any of the reasons the filmmakers wanted me to be offended. " ‐ CraveOnline
Posted Jan 22, 2016
28% The Boy (2016) "It's the sort of just-clever-enough fright flick that whets the imagination of the die-hard slasher fanatic, instilling in them a bolstered sense of loyalty. " ‐ CraveOnline
Posted Jan 22, 2016
16% The 5th Wave (2016) "'The 5th Wave' comes with its own standardized set of recent-yet-worn clichés about brave teens, the power of love, and a heroine who, despite a mild charisma deficiency, still manages to find herself torn between two of the hunkiest men on the planet. " ‐ CraveOnline
Posted Jan 21, 2016
70% The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 2 (2015) "I've now seen all four of the movies in the ultra-successful Hunger Games series, I have to admit, I am still bamboozled. " ‐ Legion of Leia
Posted Nov 20, 2015
86% Steve Jobs (2015) "The staginess of the movie is its greatest benefit, allowing the characters and the dialogue to shine... It crackles and moves like a mother****er. " ‐ Legion of Leia
Posted Nov 17, 2015
87% The Peanuts Movie (2015) "It won't feel like a redefinition of a world left behind by a previous generation. But then that was never the point of Peanuts. It was only ever meant to be sweet, maudlin, and halcyon. In that regard, The Peanuts Movie is remarkably on the nose. " ‐ Legion of Leia
Posted Nov 17, 2015
65% Spectre (2015) "I'd relate more of the story, but why bother? We've been here before, but with more excitement, and less up-its-own-*** mythmaking. " ‐ Legion of Leia
Posted Nov 17, 2015
76% Goosebumps (2015) "Goosebumps will serve as a colorful, energetic, enjoyable, stop-gap for the kids until they're ready for a PG-13 rating. " ‐ Legion of Leia
Posted Oct 6, 2015
92% The Martian (2015) "Its lighthearted attitude allows The Martian to excel not just as an entertainment, but as a profound statement on the power of good humor. " ‐ Legion of Leia
Posted Sep 22, 2015
64% The Visit (2015) "I have been waiting patiently for Shyamalan to return to us with the kind of great, notable genre picture that I know he's capable of providing. I may have gotten my wish with The Visit. " ‐ Legion of Leia
Posted Sep 13, 2015
19% The Perfect Guy (2015) "'The Perfect Guy' is witless, graceless, and juvenile. It reads like a 14-year-old girl's assumed representation of adult life. It's high melodrama in the worst possible way. " ‐ CraveOnline
Posted Sep 11, 2015
93% Mission: Impossible Rogue Nation (2015) "Writer/director McQuarrie has enough savvy with dialogue and pacing that old tropes feel fun again. Like someone finally remembered how to make a spy movie. " ‐ Legion of Leia
Posted Aug 1, 2015
25% Terminator Genisys (2015) "It feels less like a taut feature film, and more like the series finale of a long-running TV show. It's all reference and parody and fan service. " ‐ Legion of Leia
Posted Jul 2, 2015
71% Jurassic World (2015) "We have no interesting heroes to root for, no real theme, and a dumb premise. Oddly, the characters we're meant to feel the most sympathy for are the dinosaurs themselves. " ‐ Legion of Leia
Posted Jun 12, 2015
50% Tomorrowland (2015) "Beyond its visuals, Tomorrowland has a rather upsetting worldview that seems jumbled at best and strangely fascistic at worst. " ‐ Legion of Leia
Posted May 20, 2015
97% Mad Max: Fury Road (2015) "A hyper-accelerated rush of towering, weird-ass oil-fisted heavy metal explosiveness. " ‐ Legion of Leia
Posted May 15, 2015
27% Exodus: Gods and Kings (2014) "It is devoid of any sort of compelling emotional background or natural storytelling acumen. This last detail is especially damning, as this is one of the best-known tales in the Western World. " ‐ Legion of Leia
Posted Apr 23, 2015
71% Into the Woods (2014) "Marshall seems to have missed the point entirely, giving us one of the most straightforward, blandest interpretations of a satire imaginable. " ‐ Legion of Leia
Posted Apr 23, 2015
72% Big Eyes (2014) "Big Eyes is the most substantial film Tim Burton has made since Ed Wood. " ‐ Legion of Leia
Posted Apr 23, 2015
25% Fifty Shades of Grey (2015) "It's pretend bondage. Caffeine-free Diet BDSM. " ‐ Legion of Leia
Posted Apr 23, 2015
28% Insurgent (2015) "Robert Schwentke's Insurgent is a massively stupid movie. " ‐ Legion of Leia
Posted Apr 23, 2015
83% Cinderella (2015) "The problems with the story are still present - this is most certainly not a feminist polemic - but one can't help but be caught up in Branagh's theatrical spirit. " ‐ Legion of Leia
Posted Apr 23, 2015
5/10 29% Get Hard (2015) "'Get Hard's' affability barely outweighs its offensive stereotypes. " ‐ CraveOnline
Posted Mar 27, 2015
95% An American in Paris (1951) "It's hard not to be charmed by Gene Kelly's featherweight smiles and amazing dancing. But the film as a whole is -- and let no one contradict me on this -- a complete trifle. " ‐ Nerdist
Posted Feb 22, 2015
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