Tolucan Times

Tolucan Times is not a Tomatometer-approved publication. Reviews from this publication only count toward the Tomatometer® when written by the following Tomatometer-approved critic(s): Tony Medley
Rating Title/Year Author
8/10 Lance (2020) Tony Medley a fine film even though it goes extremely easy on Lance, considering how selfish and devious he really was (is?) and all the people whose reputations he tried to eviscerate. EDIT
Posted May 24, 2020
3/10 It's Always Fair Weather (1955) Tony Medley Quote not available. EDIT
Posted Apr 13, 2020
7/10 The Hunt (2020) Tony Medley Despite the violence, in the end it's just a feel-good movie, comedic in nature, as one bad guy after another gets what everyone in the audience thinks is deserved. EDIT
Posted Mar 13, 2020
3/10 Spenser Confidential (2020) Tony Medley Fans of Parker's Spenser beware: the casting stinks, the script stinks, and the story is an amalgamation of formulaic platitudes. Robert Parker would not be happy. EDIT
Posted Mar 8, 2020
5/10 The Burnt Orange Heresy (2019) Tony Medley ...a thriller without tension...without that tension the movie just doesn't make it, and that's a shame because in the right hands it could be tantalizingly chilling. EDIT
Posted Mar 6, 2020
7/10 The Way Back (2020) Tony Medley ... entertaining, well-paced, good acting, the basketball sequences well done. I can't say much for Affleck's 'coaching' which consists mostly of yelling and swearing. EDIT
Posted Mar 4, 2020
6/10 The Whistlers (2019) Tony Medley It's advertised as 'comedy/crime,' but I didn't see much comedy. If it's noir, it's upper minor league noir, maybe Triple A. The whistling gimmick didn't help. EDIT
Posted Feb 28, 2020
6/10 The Call of the Wild (2020) Tony Medley Unlike London's novella, this story is not told from the dog's POV...but it still might be worth a look for the amazing CGI work and beautiful location filming. EDIT
Posted Feb 23, 2020
9/10 EMMA. (2020) Tony Medley ...entrancing and enchanting...Anya Taylor-Joy is a, well, joy in the titular role...this is already one of the three best films I will see this year. EDIT
Posted Feb 20, 2020
8/10 Downhill (2020) Tony Medley This is much shorter and better than its predecessor, 'Force Majeure.' While Louis-Dreyfuss carries the movie, Will Ferrell is good in a serious role. EDIT
Posted Feb 14, 2020
3/10 The Assistant (2019) Tony Medley By equating mere suspicions with Weinstein-type outrages, this bolsters gestapo-type thinking inspired by the #MeToo Movement that threatens to make society unlivable. EDIT
Posted Feb 3, 2020
4/10 The Rhythm Section (2020) Tony Medley ...incoherent, nonsensical throughout with periodic action scenes that have little or no cohesion with the alleged story. EDIT
Posted Jan 31, 2020
6/10 The Last Full Measure (2019) Tony Medley The weakness of the movie is that it so skims on what actions Pitsenbarger did to set him above other soldiers who voluntarily put their lives at risk. EDIT
Posted Jan 24, 2020
8/10 The Gentlemen (2020) Tony Medley Convoluted but alluring...Hugh Grant has given many delightful performances (2002's About a Boy for instance) but this is far and away the best he has ever done. EDIT
Posted Jan 24, 2020
7/10 1917 (2019) Tony Medley (I)t has no reason for being. It barely touches on the horror of the trench warfare of the Western Front or the futility of the war itself. 'Paths of Glory' it is not. EDIT
Posted Jan 9, 2020
9/10 Little Women (2019) Tony Medley Sure, it's a chick flick, but this had me from the opening moments; despite confusing time warp segues, it's an engrossing tale well told. EDIT
Posted Dec 24, 2019
3/10 Cats (2019) Tony Medley Lowlighted by Jennifer Hudson's dismal performance of 'Memory,' there is a magnificent ballet halfway through. That's the only good thing I can say about this film. EDIT
Posted Dec 20, 2019
3/10 Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker (2019) Tony Medley Even a long time ago in a galaxy billions of light years away, the laws of reason would apply and these stories would be too ludicrous to be involving. EDIT
Posted Dec 18, 2019
10/10 Richard Jewell (2019) Tony Medley Best movie so far this year with fine pace and scintillating performances by Hauser, Rockwell, Bates, Hamm, and especially Olivia Wilde as an extremely sexy reporter. EDIT
Posted Dec 14, 2019
8/10 The Aeronauts (2019) Tony Medley It's an entertaining film but virtually everything in it is pure fiction except the fact that a man named James Glashier did make a record-making balloon ascent. EDIT
Posted Dec 5, 2019
9/10 Knives Out (2019) Tony Medley A fresh Agatha Christie-type whodunnit highlighted by a sparkling performance by Daniel Craig. I truly hated to see it end. EDIT
Posted Nov 27, 2019
7/10 A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood (2019) Tony Medley ...far too superficial. We never get to know who Mr. Rogers was and how he came to be what he was. What you saw on TV is what you get here, and that's not enough. EDIT
Posted Nov 22, 2019
8/10 Ford v Ferrari (2019) Tony Medley This is a thoroughly enjoyable film with fine acting, directing, and good racing cinematography despite some arguably counterfactual scenes, like picturing Beebe as a heavy EDIT
Posted Nov 14, 2019
3/10 Last Christmas (2019) Tony Medley ...long and slow...Mostly it's writer Emma Thompson preaching with an accent from hell, and it's tedious, to say the least. EDIT
Posted Nov 13, 2019
2/10 Midway (2019) Tony Medley platitudinous and clichéd as the B war movies churned out during WWII...a disgrace...the men who won at Midway deserve a lot better. EDIT
Posted Nov 7, 2019
6/10 The Current War: Director's Cut (2019) Tony Medley no time did I believe I was watching anything but a Hollywood movie; only Nicholas Hoult as Tesla rang true. On the plus side, it does explain what happened. EDIT
Posted Oct 24, 2019
7/10 Zombieland: Double Tap (2019) Tony Medley ...totally played for laughs...the film picks up from moderately entertaining to much better than average whenever Zooey Deutch is onscreen. Then the film soars. EDIT
Posted Oct 18, 2019
7/10 Maleficent: Mistress of Evil (2019) Tony Medley Highlighted by exquisite special effects and the deliciously evil performance of Pfeiffer, this fantasy seems dark and violent for young children but can delight adults EDIT
Posted Oct 15, 2019
7/10 Gemini Man (2019) Tony Medley The most effective 3D yet seen, with an eye-popping motorcycle chase. Although it tends to drag at the end, this film is an entertaining treat. EDIT
Posted Oct 10, 2019
1/10 Where's My Roy Cohn? (2019) Tony Medley So biased and clumsy it should be taught in film school as an epitome of artless advocacy. EDIT
Posted Sep 22, 2019
5/10 Ad Astra (2019) Tony Medley This is as absurd as the 50s TV show 'Tom Corbett Space Cadet,' stretching 'science fiction' to the laughing point... forget thinking, or forget this movie. EDIT
Posted Sep 20, 2019
9/10 Untouchable (2019) Tony Medley ...told mostly by (Weinstein's) alleged victims, and their stories are emotional movie to sit through, but well worth the sit. EDIT
Posted Sep 16, 2019
7/10 Raise Hell: The Life & Times of Molly Ivins (2019) Tony Medley This film is full of pro, but there ain't a whiff of con. I give this a 7/10 because it is entertaining, in spite of its bias. EDIT
Posted Sep 13, 2019
3/10 Hustlers (2019) Tony Medley This tepid, watered down, sanitized chick flick of strip club ladies getting some kind of twisted revenge on the men they entertain misses the mark entirely. EDIT
Posted Sep 13, 2019
5/10 Vita & Virginia (2018) Tony Medley Slow and tedious, they cast two beautiful actresses to play two of the least attractive women of the 1920s. So much for verisimilitude. EDIT
Posted Aug 30, 2019
9/10 Official Secrets (2019) Tony Medley It's chancy to believe history as told by motion pictures, but this film seems right of the most entertaining and captivating films so far this year. EDIT
Posted Aug 29, 2019
4/10 Where'd You Go, Bernadette (2019) Tony Medley uninvolving film about a self-absorbed woman, director Linklater showed in 'Me and Orson Welles' that he could make a good movie. This isn't it. EDIT
Posted Aug 16, 2019
3/10 The Art of Racing in the Rain (2019) Tony Medley This trend of emotionally manipulated films that has dogs thinking and reasoning like Aristotle is a great leap backwards and makes one yearn for Lassie and Rin Tin Tin. EDIT
Posted Aug 10, 2019
3/10 The Kitchen (2019) Tony Medley Lowlighted by brutal violence and a silly, counterfactual plot, the filmmakers have no clue about what 'protection' by the Mob really was. EDIT
Posted Aug 9, 2019
9/10 Love, Antosha (2019) Tony Medley This is an revelatory, outstanding documentary...showing Anton was of unique talents and intellect, and was happy, dedicated, and free-spirited despite his deadly illness. EDIT
Posted Aug 2, 2019
9/10 Honeyland (2019) Tony Medley This shows how some people actually live today, and it is astonishing. I had tears in my eyes when it ended. EDIT
Posted Jul 26, 2019
7/10 Once Upon a Time... In Hollywood (2019) Tony Medley While the story doesn't justify the length, it's an entertaining piece that is memorable mainly for the performances of Pitt and DiCaprio. EDIT
Posted Jul 24, 2019
1/10 Stuber (2019) Tony Medley The violence is patently ludicrous; the humor less than juvenile...the best part of this film is the fadeout. EDIT
Posted Jul 12, 2019
8/10 Marianne & Leonard: Words of Love (2019) Tony Medley While hardly unbiased since the director was one of Marianne's lovers, it will be of interest to fans and non-fans alike including some amazing archival films. EDIT
Posted Jul 5, 2019
8/10 Yesterday (2019) Tony Medley ...a sweet fable filled with a cornucopia of Beatles' songs well performed by Himesh Patel and highlighted by a boffo performance by Kate McKinnon as his overbearing agent. EDIT
Posted Jun 28, 2019
10/10 Maiden (2018) Tony Medley Talk about an auteur performance, Tracy Edwards did it all! Highlighted by films taken during the race, if this isn't the best movie of the year, it's close. EDIT
Posted Jun 28, 2019
9/10 Wild Rose (2018) Tony Medley Highlighted by wonderful music, Jessie Buckley gives a boffo performance as a Glasgow country singer who longs for Nashville, but it's a far more complex and nuanced tale EDIT
Posted Jun 21, 2019
9/10 Woodstock: Three Days That Defined a Generation (2019) Tony Medley ...far superior to the 1970 Oscar (R)-winning documentary because it tells the entire story and doesn't spend so much time on the music. EDIT
Posted Jun 14, 2019
9/10 Late Night (2019) Tony Medley ...the denouement is a Hollywood Ending that might work in a fantasy, but certainly doesn't work here. Still, it doesn't ruin a movie that up until then has been very good. EDIT
Posted Jun 10, 2019
7/10 Rocketman (2019) Tony Medley ...lots of music, drugs, and gay sex...not just 'warts and all,' mostly just all warts...Unlike 'Bohemian Rhapsody,' it does not pull its punches. EDIT
Posted May 31, 2019