EDGE Boston

EDGE Boston is not a Tomatometer-approved publication. Reviews from this publication only count toward the Tomatometer® when written by the following Tomatometer-approved critic(s): David Foucher, Phil Hall, Theodore Bale
Rating Title/Year Author
Hockney (2014) Phil Hall The artist comes across as an affable raconteur, and his personal input gives this film a sense of humor and irony that is most absent in Wright's lamentable attempt to share the Hockney experience with the audience. EDIT
Posted Apr 22, 2016
2/5 The Outrageous Sophie Tucker (2014) Phil Hall Sophie Tucker was a great talent that deserves a great film. This isn't it. EDIT
Posted Jul 24, 2015
3.5/5 Pandas: The Journey Home (2014) Phil Hall The film is an ideal introduction on species protection to younger viewers. EDIT
Posted Jul 24, 2015
3/5 Sunset Edge (2015) Phil Hall An intriguing, if somewhat lo-fi, indie thriller. EDIT
Posted May 29, 2015
3.5/5 Project Nim (2011) Phil Hall A tragic chronicle of animal abuse. EDIT
Posted Feb 20, 2012
1.5/5 Vidal Sassoon: The Movie (2010) Phil Hall This tiresome non-fiction film is over packed with employees, former employees and old-time business partners who insist that Sassoon is the most amazing person on the planet. EDIT
Posted Sep 17, 2011
2.5/5 Erasing David (2010) Phil Hall For the most part, Bond is not the most effective fugitive. EDIT
Posted Jul 6, 2011
0.5/5 Birdemic: Shock and Terror (2008) Phil Hall Most people will be bored witless with this piece of bird dropping. EDIT
Posted Feb 23, 2011
2/5 Catfish (2010) Phil Hall The core story might be legitimate, but too much of the film is so blatantly staged that it is impossible to imagine this is a genuine record of life unfolding. EDIT
Posted Jan 4, 2011
3/5 I Knew It Was You: Rediscovering John Cazale (2009) Phil Hall A sketchy but touching celebration of Cazale's life and career. EDIT
Posted Nov 12, 2010
5/5 Moby Dick (1956) Phil Hall Even if it is Melville-lite, Moby Dick is a rousing, beautifully conceived old-school production. EDIT
Posted Oct 8, 2010
1.5/5 The Black Cauldron (1985) Phil Hall Disney's worst animated feature. EDIT
Posted Sep 22, 2010
C The Sorcerer's Apprentice (2010) David Foucher Nick Cage and Jay Baruchel do their best to deliver more than perfunctory Disney live-action fare, but ultimately nothing can rise above this ill-conceived storyline. EDIT
Posted Jul 13, 2010
A Toy Story 3 (2010) David Foucher Pixar does it again - that is, they take a bunch of animated toys and teach us all about the human heart in an entertaining, magical way. EDIT
Posted Jun 18, 2010
C- Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time (2010) David Foucher Jake fans will love his sleeveless arms and long hair %u2013 alas, the rest of the film is hardly as memorable. EDIT
Posted May 28, 2010
B Shrek Forever After (2010) David Foucher The best since the original! Dead funny, imaginative and hip %u2013 and if Shrek goes out on this note, it's a good thing. EDIT
Posted May 21, 2010
B Robin Hood (2010) David Foucher After the anemic Kevin Costner version of years past, Ridley Scott's "Robin Hood" arrives with just the right amount of historical gravity and production largesse; but in giving over merry men for gritty action, the story bears no resemblance to its swash EDIT
Posted May 14, 2010
2/5 Nine (2009) Phil Hall Its Broadway brass tunes and mostly non-Italian cast makes Nine feel as Italian as a cold slice of Sbarro pizza. EDIT
Posted May 11, 2010
A- Iron Man 2 (2010) David Foucher It's a rush, but it's more like taxiing than take-off. EDIT
Posted May 7, 2010
3.5/5 Under the Sea (2009) Phil Hall This film is lovely to look at and would make an ideal vehicle for introducing kids to the world of oceanography and marine biology. EDIT
Posted Mar 29, 2010
A How to Train Your Dragon (2010) David Foucher The classic "fish out of water" plot has been charmingly and effectively retooled for Vikings and dragons - in a word, it's adorable. EDIT
Posted Mar 25, 2010
A- Alice in Wonderland (2010) David Foucher Depp and Burton's take on the Wonderland franchise is frivolous and feckless, a charming little pleasure to welcome the warmer weather. EDIT
Posted Mar 5, 2010
C+ Shutter Island (2010) David Foucher A serviceable mystery/thriller that nevertheless feels emotionally scattered and for some, predictable. EDIT
Posted Feb 18, 2010
1/5 () Phil Hall By the fifth episode, it is no longer fun; it is a Guantanamo-worthy assault on the senses. EDIT
Posted Feb 15, 2010
B+ The Wolfman (2010) David Foucher Victorian clothing, things that go bump in the night, and Anthony Hopkins in a tiger-skin robe rattling around an oversized mansion, chewing the scenery. What's NOT to love? EDIT
Posted Feb 11, 2010
2/5 Pop Star on Ice (2009) Phil Hall Where's Brian Boitano when you really need him? EDIT
Posted Jan 20, 2010
A Avatar (2009) David Foucher A run-don't-walk cinematic experience that, if it won't actually change the medium (as the film's trailers espouse), will absolutely remind us of what's good in it. EDIT
Posted Dec 18, 2009
3/5 Waltz With Bashir (2008) Phil Hall Visually striking, but there is a significant problem in that Folman and his fellow veterans are presented as victims rather than victimizers. EDIT
Posted Dec 13, 2009
1/5 Pete's Dragon (1977) Phil Hall A horrid assault on the senses. EDIT
Posted Dec 13, 2009
4/5 The Tigger Movie (2000) Phil Hall Everyone knows that tiggers are wonderful things, and the bouncy striped feline is more than wonderful in this delightful 2000 animated feature. EDIT
Posted Dec 13, 2009
4/5 A Life Among Whales (2005) Phil Hall The film provides sublime underwater videography that shows the whales in graceful, almost balletic underwater movements. EDIT
Posted Dec 13, 2009
3/5 Menage (1986) Phil Hall Even with a flaccid sign-off, Menage manages to be wonderfully different. EDIT
Posted Dec 13, 2009
1.5/5 The Strange One (1957) Phil Hall Nobody in the film behaves or speaks like a real person. EDIT
Posted Dec 13, 2009
2/5 Hotel for Dogs (2009) Phil Hall Undemanding tykes will gets their giggles flowing with the Rube Goldberg-style contraptions invented for the dogs. EDIT
Posted Dec 13, 2009
3/5 Johnny Mercer: The Dream's On Me (2009) Phil Hall A surplus of musical treasures, though we never quite figure out who the man really was. EDIT
Posted Dec 8, 2009
5/5 Z (1969) Phil Hall Required viewing for any lover of political thrillers. EDIT
Posted Dec 8, 2009
1/5 Julia (2008) Phil Hall One should hope Tilda Swinton has a good dental plan - it will come in handy when the time comes to pry out the scenery she aggressively chomps. EDIT
Posted Dec 8, 2009
3/5 Strongman (2009) Phil Hall Zachary Levy's documentary is an original portrait of a distinctive soul who can lift trucks off the ground but cannot get himself out of a rut. EDIT
Posted Dec 8, 2009
2/5 () Phil Hall The documentary seems to suggest that the only mystery is the fact that people view the masonic movement as being mysterious. EDIT
Posted Dec 5, 2009
3/5 () Phil Hall The concept of a wise-cracking talking horse provides enough charm to overcome the series' creaky points. EDIT
Posted Dec 5, 2009
4/5 () Phil Hall The pioneering anime robot and his human pals return for more nutty adventures. EDIT
Posted Dec 5, 2009
2.5/5 Charles Darwin and the Tree of Life (2009) Phil Hall It is not every day that Charles Darwin plays a supporting role in a documentary about his life and work. EDIT
Posted Dec 5, 2009
2/5 Leon Morin, Priest (1961) Phil Hall A monotonous production. EDIT
Posted Dec 5, 2009
B- The Twilight Saga: New Moon (2009) David Foucher If you're a romantic at heart who doesn't mind shelling out $12 to watch a couple of adolescent boy hotties strut their stuff, you might as well just go and enjoy the eye candy. 'Cause it's kind of worth it. EDIT
Posted Nov 20, 2009
A- 2012 (2009) David Foucher In the proud tradition of Roland Emmerich movies, "2012" is incredible in every sense of the word: totally not credible, and yet hugely entertaining. EDIT
Posted Nov 13, 2009
A Michael Jackson's This Is It (2009) David Foucher For fans of the late Michael Jackson who are hoping that Kenny Ortega's edit of the pop king's rehearsals will slash through the public vilification and help us rediscover his beloved music, this really is it. EDIT
Posted Oct 28, 2009
C+ Where the Wild Things Are (2009) David Foucher Heartfelt, whimsical, well-performed... and pretty damned boring. EDIT
Posted Oct 15, 2009
A- A Serious Man (2009) David Foucher The brothers Coen deliver a taut, vastly entertaining dissertation on the imbalance of life. EDIT
Posted Oct 9, 2009
C Couples Retreat (2009) David Foucher Kinda stupid, kinda funny. It's the ultimate fall film. EDIT
Posted Oct 8, 2009
F Fame (2009) David Foucher I actually feel stupider having watched this film. EDIT
Posted Sep 24, 2009