Zach Middleton Movie Reviews & Previews - Rotten Tomatoes

Zach Middleton

Zach Middleton
Zach Middleton's reviews only count toward the Tomatometer when published at the following Tomatometer-approved publication(s): Willamette Week

Movie Reviews Only

Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
2/4 84% The King's Choice (2017) An epic drama, the film sometimes lags around extended procedural scenes which might confound those who can't imagine why a nation would democratically elect a ceremonial king.‐ Willamette Week
Read More | Posted Feb 8, 2017
2/4 No Score Yet All the Cities of the North (Svi severni gradovi) (2016) This film plunges you into a sensory world tuned to the flick of a leaf in sunshine and rising bubbles under the surface of a lake.‐ Willamette Week
Read More | Posted Feb 8, 2017
3/4 100% The Happiest Day in the Life of Olli Mäki (Hymyilevä mies) (2017) Based on a true story, Juho Kuosmanen's tender, understated love story is more Lost in Translation than Rocky‐ Willamette Week
Read More | Posted Feb 8, 2017
3/4 90% Frantz (2017) The film is almost velvety in its textured monochrome, and the plot turns like a weathervane in the wind; it's Ozon in top form.‐ Willamette Week
Read More | Posted Feb 8, 2017
B 100% Tower (2016) Some animations are effective, like the hallucinogenic visions of a pregnant woman bleeding out on the pavement, or the angular, adrenalized graphics of an officer sprinting for cover.‐ Willamette Week
Read More | Posted Nov 10, 2016
B+ No Score Yet The Devout (2015) In his feature debut, British Columbian writer and director Connor Gaston shows narrative vision, resourcefulness (the few special effects are reminiscent of the cult sci-fi thriller Primer) and a great deal of potential.‐ Willamette Week
Read More | Posted Nov 10, 2016
B+ 80% Beware the Slenderman (2016) What may be the spookiest insight of Beware the Slenderman isn't the storybook monster, or the disturbed children, but the potential for hellish internet phenomena to climb out of the monitor and into the world.‐ Willamette Week
Read More | Posted Nov 10, 2016
C+ No Score Yet Homecoming (Best Fake Friends) (2016) While the movie is sold as a dramedy, Best Fake Friends sometimes doesn't seem to know what kind of film it wants to be.‐ Willamette Week
Read More | Posted Oct 5, 2016
B+ 79% Author: The JT LeRoy Story (2016) In Author: The JT LeRoy Story, we see the elaborate (and possibly meta-artistic) plot Albert used to fashion her own fame out of whole cloth.‐ Willamette Week
Read More | Posted Sep 29, 2016
94% Lo and Behold, Reveries of the Connected World (2016) Herzog films aren't really about criticism, though. They are about Herzog's sense of wonder, the existentialist angst that guides his inquiry and his ability to find unique and memorable characters in interesting situations.‐ Willamette Week
Read More | Posted Aug 17, 2016
A- 98% Don't Think Twice (2016) While Key's virtuosic comedic talent is fully on display, we also get one of our first looks at his dramatic chops, which are substantial.‐ Willamette Week
Read More | Posted Aug 3, 2016
74% Ghostbusters (2016) It's glorious, and if it ruined your childhood, sorry bro.‐ Willamette Week
Read More | Posted Jul 20, 2016
B- 72% Our Kind of Traitor (2016) Our Kind of Traitor, the most recent le Carré caper to drop, is chicken of the grocery store deli variety. It is not great, but it satisfies in a pinch.‐ Willamette Week
Read More | Posted Jun 29, 2016
A 97% Weiner (2016) It's the unprecedented level of access to the subject that makes Weiner a necessary and unflinching look at how the sausage of modern politics gets made.‐ Willamette Week
Read More | Posted Jun 9, 2016
C+ 95% Eye In The Sky (2016) The effects look cheap, the action scenes are unmemorable, and the plot regularly blows up its own tension-and the audience's interest-with missiles raining ignorantly down from the heavens. ‐ Willamette Week
Read More | Posted Mar 23, 2016
B- 91% A War (Krigen) (2016) While the film is for the most part lively and well-crafted, the characters lose detail as the story blurs toward a conclusion. In the end, it's left to the audience to make meaning of what's just happened.‐ Willamette Week
Read More | Posted Feb 25, 2016
C+ No Score Yet The Project Of The Century (La Obra Del Siglo) (2015) With the exception of some striking images by cinematographer Marcos B. Bohórquez, it gets stuck in the trudging, monotonous bitterness of three main characters, who never step out into the bright Caribbean light.‐ Willamette Week
Read More | Posted Feb 24, 2016
A- 96% Rams (Hrútar) (2016) Despite living within a stone's throw of each other, the two haven't spoken in 40 years. Granted, there's not much dialogue between anyone in this almost comically minimalist Scandinavian film.‐ Willamette Week
Read More | Posted Feb 23, 2016
B- 18% I Saw the Light (2016) Fans of Williams' music will note that Hiddleston's acting, laudable though it may be, is entirely beside the point.‐ Willamette Week
Read More | Posted Feb 23, 2016
A- 96% Son of Saul (2015) May be the most visceral, intimate take on the Holocaust ever made.‐ Willamette Week
Read More | Posted Jan 28, 2016
B- 62% Truth (2015) This is a confusing mess of a movie, full of troubling implications about journalistic ethics. But there are many other horrible things about it.‐ Willamette Week
Read More | Posted Oct 28, 2015