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
4/10 Where'd You Go, Bernadette (2019) Tony Medley ...an 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
9/10 Aladdin (2019) Tony Medley Bollywood comes to Hollywood. A boffo performance by Will Smith as genie is bolstered by vivid Technicolor, colorful costumes, wonderful music and dancing. EDIT
Posted May 23, 2019
10/10 Echo in the Canyon (2018) Tony Medley The creation of folk rock told by its creators, Crosby, Phillips, McGuinn, Ringo, Nash, Adler; all here...a film not to be missed, It's still the music that stirs my soul... EDIT
Posted May 23, 2019
7/10 Trial by Fire (2018) Tony Medley Even though it's a film with a POV, it's very well done with fine acting by everyone. It's up to the viewer how much to believe. EDIT
Posted May 17, 2019
1/10 All Is True (2018) Tony Medley ...belying its title, what's true is that very little in this film is true (but) its greatest fault as an entertainment is that it is unremittingly boring and uninvolving. EDIT
Posted May 10, 2019
7/10 Double Lives (2018) Tony Medley This is a good one even though it is all talk...convincing, realistic, thought-provoking slice of life dialogue. EDIT
Posted May 10, 2019
7/10 Jeremiah Terminator LeRoy (2018) Tony Medley creepy with good acting...more or less whitewashes something that was blatantly dishonest and reprehensible, but does tell the story of what they did. EDIT
Posted Apr 28, 2019
9/10 The White Crow (2018) Tony Medley OlegIvenko carries the movie and captures Rudi's haughtiness and confidence...this is a pretty long movie to tell the story of his defection, but it has fine pace. EDIT
Posted Apr 26, 2019
3/10 Red Joan (2018) Tony Medley Partisan hokum...a disgraceful use of art as a weapon. Even if a movie is entertaining and technically well made, if it's touting a lie it's not praiseworthy. EDIT
Posted Apr 19, 2019
7/10 Teen Spirit (2018) Tony Medley This teen movie was a wonderful, high-quality, pleasant surprise, as were Elle Fanning's voice and the boffo production numbers. EDIT
Posted Apr 12, 2019
8/10 The Best of Enemies (2019) Tony Medley ...a good tale. Rockwell gives a fine performance, but Henson's is the one you remember. EDIT
Posted Apr 6, 2019
8/10 The Chaperone (2018) Tony Medley ...fine acting and production values but with a 21st-Century Hollywood Values PC ending showing a freedom from moral stringency inimical to the '40s. EDIT
Posted Apr 5, 2019
3/10 The Highwaymen (2019) Tony Medley Chasing down Bonnie and Clyde in 1934 must have been tedious business and this movie shows how tedious because it is long and boring and, well, tedious. EDIT
Posted Mar 18, 2019
3/10 The Mustang (2019) Tony Medley Despite a fine performance by Schoenaerts the movie is extraordinarily slow and tedious until the last half hour. EDIT
Posted Mar 15, 2019
8/10 The Aftermath (2019) Tony Medley ...captures the atmosphere of bombed out Hamburg...Knightley gives a mesmerizing performance with Clarke and Skarsgård not far behind. EDIT
Posted Mar 15, 2019
3/10 Captain Marvel (2019) Tony Medley ...undistinguishable from the other superhero films, except that the superhero is a woman. Apparently that's are enough to satisfy the prosaic 21st Century mind. EDIT
Posted Mar 8, 2019
8/10 Gloria Bell (2018) Tony Medley Bits of lots of evocative music add to this well-directed (again) and finely-acted rather dark but enjoyable film about a woman in her late '50s who is still in the game. EDIT
Posted Mar 8, 2019
5/10 Alita: Battle Angel (2019) Tony Medley ...total codswallop... EDIT
Posted Feb 15, 2019
4/10 Cold Pursuit (2019) Tony Medley Neeson has done one of these almost every year since the megahit 'Taken.' They just keep getting worse. Totally devoid of tension it just glorifies and minimizes violent death EDIT
Posted Feb 8, 2019
6/10 Serenity (2019) Tony Medley What is this, anyway? Noir? Thriller? Fantasy? A bit of all three...whatever it is, it's the kind of movie that you come out of saying, "What was that all about?" EDIT
Posted Jan 25, 2019
5/10 A Dog's Way Home (2019) Tony Medley ...without the nauseating political correctness and the narration, I would have rated it higher. EDIT
Posted Jan 14, 2019
5/10 The Upside (2018) Tony Medley This is where Hollywood is these days. Bereft of original ideas, it remakes better foreign films. Like most of these remakes, this doesn't come close to the original. EDIT
Posted Jan 11, 2019
5/10 Stan & Ollie (2018) Tony Medley Despite boffo performances it's deplorable judgment to make a film that ignores how they became so hugely successful for the generations who don't know much about them. EDIT
Posted Dec 28, 2018
7/10 Bumblebee (2018) Tony Medley Puerile as it is, it is entertaining to watch these autobots and decepticons transform themselves into their alter personas (you should pardon the expression), like cars and airplanes. Call me crazy; I liked it. EDIT
Posted Dec 21, 2018
9/10 The Mule (2018) Tony Medley ...compelling stuff extremely well presented in another bravura effort by actor/producer/director Clint Eastwood that confirms him as the most talented auteur extant. EDIT
Posted Dec 14, 2018
6/10 Mary Queen of Scots (2018) Tony Medley Rowan is a dead ringer for one of the paintings of the real Mary...this is agonizingly long, but enlightening, with fine acting and exceptional cinematography. EDIT
Posted Dec 7, 2018
5/10 The Front Runner (2018) Tony Medley The first 45 minutes are painfully boring...Donna Rice is shamefully misrepresented...This film is a true disappointment, an opportunity squandered. EDIT
Posted Nov 25, 2018
4/10 The Favourite (2018) Tony Medley This is a loathsome, sloppy film, defaming all three women, but particularly Sarah Churchill, with distasteful falsehoods. Sadly, most who see it will come out believing it. EDIT
Posted Nov 24, 2018
2/10 Robin Hood (2018) Tony Medley Changing the story completely, and not for the better, this is just another formulaic action film. Let's hope Hollywood leaves Robin Hood alone for the foreseeable future. EDIT
Posted Nov 21, 2018
8/10 Widows (2018) Tony Medley ...loaded with violence, mostly emotional, but physical, too. The acting is outstanding. EDIT
Posted Nov 20, 2018
5/10 Outlaw King (2018) Tony Medley Too long and gruesome and gets lots of facts wrong. If you're going to work this hard on a movie about history, why not get it right? EDIT
Posted Nov 20, 2018
9/10 Instant Family (2018) Tony Medley ...both Mark Wahlberg and Rose Byrne are at the top of their games, using their comedic licks without going over the line into slapstick or parody. EDIT
Posted Nov 19, 2018
9/10 Trust Machine: The Story of Blockchain (2018) Tony Medley You're not going to come out of this understanding bitcoin and the other virtual currencies completely, but you will know a lot more coming out than you knew going in. EDIT
Posted Nov 14, 2018
4/10 The Girl in the Spider's Web (2018) Tony Medley The plot has been completely changed, only the characters remain and any relationship between them and the novel is purely coincidental. What's left is incoherent nonsense. EDIT
Posted Nov 9, 2018
8/10 A Private War (2018) Tony Medley ...Pike plays the hard-drinking, hard-smoking, hard-living Colvin to the hilt; it's painful to watch what she goes through in this role. EDIT
Posted Nov 5, 2018
9/10 Bohemian Rhapsody (2018) Tony Medley Highlighted by wonderful music and performances, Rami Malek looks like Freddie Mercury, walks like him, and performs like him. EDIT
Posted Oct 31, 2018
5/10 First Man (2018) Tony Medley ...long, depressing, and black...never explains why he was chosen... the few shots of the moon (actually an Atlanta quarry) in IMAX are disappointing... EDIT
Posted Oct 14, 2018