Hollywood & Fine

Hollywood & Fine is not a Tomatometer-approved publication. Reviews from this publication only count toward the Tomatometer when written by the following Tomatometer-approved critic(s): Marshall Fine
Rating Title/Year Author
Pete's Dragon (2016) Marshall Fine Just because you CAN remake a piece of crap like this does not mean that it's a good idea. EDIT
Posted Aug 9, 2016
Don't Think Twice (2016) Marshall Fine One of the summer's small treasures, in the flood of big-budget dross. EDIT
Posted Jul 23, 2016
Absolutely Fabulous: The Movie (2016) Marshall Fine This film assumes that an idea for a joke is the same thing as an actual joke...so shoddily written that the clothes are meant to stand in for real punchlines. EDIT
Posted Jul 19, 2016
Ghostbusters (2016) Marshall Fine Like so many film comedies these days, it assumed that casting funny people was the same thing as writing a funny script; it's not. EDIT
Posted Jul 13, 2016
Café Society (2016) Marshall Fine If it doesn't rank as top-shelf Woody Allen (a crowded shelf indeed), it's still one of his better ones. EDIT
Posted Jul 13, 2016
Applause (2009) Marshall Fine In a more just universe, the film and Paprika Steen's performance would be part of the Oscar discussion, instead of an imported curiosity. EDIT
Posted Apr 7, 2016
Whiskey Tango Foxtrot (2016) Marshall Fine Fey finds a depth in this character that her comedy roles seldom offer... I have a hunch it's a better and different movie than you probably expect. EDIT
Posted Mar 3, 2016
Knight of Cups (2015) Marshall Fine It wants us to enter some sort of dreamscape...but it's a little like listening to someone talking in their sleep. EDIT
Posted Mar 3, 2016
Zoolander (2001) Marshall Fine So lazy a comedy that I kept looking for Adam Sandler's name in the credits...essentially a funny 3-minute short with a bloated, unfunny full-length feature grafted on to it. EDIT
Posted Feb 10, 2016
Hail, Caesar! (2016) Marshall Fine Like a long, entertaining shaggy dog story without a punchline...just sit back and let it wash over you in all its witty, if insubstantial goodness. EDIT
Posted Feb 4, 2016
The Intervention (2016) Marshall Fine Engaging and emotionally intelligent. EDIT
Posted Feb 2, 2016
Rams (2015) Marshall Fine A melancholy charmer that will make you laugh and bring you to tears. EDIT
Posted Feb 2, 2016
Dirty Grandpa (2016) Marshall Fine Simply being dirty and gross is not the same as being funny, something the makers of this film apparently didn't understand. EDIT
Posted Jan 23, 2016
The Hateful Eight (2015) Marshall Fine It kept me fully engaged for its entire running time and had me thinking about it long afterward. EDIT
Posted Jan 9, 2016
Star Wars: The Force Awakens (2015) Marshall Fine Personally enjoyed the hell out of it; critically, I felt, OK, this is a really good start and a step in the right direction with room for improvement. EDIT
Posted Dec 16, 2015
The Walk (2015) Marshall Fine A film whose final half-hour has you soaring so high that you almost forget how lame the rest of the film is. EDIT
Posted Oct 1, 2015
The Martian (2015) Marshall Fine Despite all that computer wizardry at work, the green-screen seams show and the herky-jerky pace mitigates against the kind of creeping tension that should inform this film. EDIT
Posted Oct 1, 2015
Labyrinth of Lies (2014) Marshall Fine A serious film that is never solemn, bristling with energy while reminding us that there is no statute of limitations on one's conscience. EDIT
Posted Sep 23, 2015
Drunk Stoned Brilliant Dead: The Story of the National Lampoon (2015) Marshall Fine The funniest documentary since The Aristocrats. EDIT
Posted Sep 23, 2015
Ashby (2015) Marshall Fine The bubbly Wolff and laconic Rourke have a nice comic give-and-take, but Rourke's face, in the right light, looks like a bad pottery experiment. EDIT
Posted Sep 23, 2015
The Keeping Room (2014) Marshall Fine Barber keeps the atmospherics at full pitch, which tends to draw out the action but undermine the tension. The violence can be brutal at times, but it's seldom dramatic. EDIT
Posted Sep 23, 2015
Mississippi Grind (2015) Marshall Fine Mendelsohn gives Gerry more soul than simply a degenerate gambler. Reynolds imbues Curtis with an empathy that grounds his easy-quipping persona. EDIT
Posted Sep 23, 2015
99 Homes (2014) Marshall Fine A bravura performance by Shannon, who can use calm as a weapon in the same way he uses volume. EDIT
Posted Sep 23, 2015
A Walk in the Woods (2015) Marshall Fine Despite its flaws, it's a film with a point to make and laughs to be had. There are many worse films you could see. EDIT
Posted Sep 2, 2015
Learning to Drive (2014) Marshall Fine It creeps up on you, eliciting laughs even as touches the heart. That makes it unique in the current cinematic landscape. EDIT
Posted Aug 20, 2015
People, Places, Things (2015) Marshall Fine Clement may be one of the slyest actors working, blending great comic timing with a thoughtful, almost melancholy quality. EDIT
Posted Aug 13, 2015
The Man From U.N.C.L.E. (2015) Marshall Fine Alicia Vikander, a Swedish actress who plays a German, is more convincing speaking English than Armie Hammer ... a heavy-footed film that barely gets by on one actor's charm. EDIT
Posted Aug 12, 2015
Mistress America (2015) Marshall Fine Gerwig may be the most overrated (or at least most overemployed) actor of her generation. EDIT
Posted Aug 11, 2015
Ricki and the Flash (2015) Marshall Fine One of those near-misses that feels as though a lot of discussion went into the rationale behind every wrong-headed decision. EDIT
Posted Aug 6, 2015
Listen to Me Marlon (2015) Marshall Fine If you're already steeped in Brando history, then the recordings will seem like a fresh page. EDIT
Posted Jul 27, 2015
Best of Enemies (2015) Marshall Fine Builds to a stunning final confrontation that changed the lives of both men. EDIT
Posted Jul 27, 2015
Samba (2014) Marshall Fine Satisfying in a way that too few American films remember how to be...a movie that stays with you, something not many films manage to do any more. EDIT
Posted Jul 23, 2015
Ant-Man (2015) Marshall Fine One of the summer's most entertaining... one of only a handful of comic-book movies to transcend the limits of that increasingly cookie-cutter genre. EDIT
Posted Jul 16, 2015
Trainwreck (2015) Marshall Fine Could easily be 20 minutes shorter...If Apatow had made a movie with the young Henny Youngman, he'd have turned him into the king of the two-liners. EDIT
Posted Jul 15, 2015
Self/less (2015) Marshall Fine It would be a brain-teaser, if it only had a brain. EDIT
Posted Jul 9, 2015
Minions (2015) Marshall Fine The equivalent of a meal made entirely of french fries - by the end, you're stuffed, but you're hardly satisfied. EDIT
Posted Jul 8, 2015
Batkid Begins: The Wish Heard Around the World (2015) Marshall Fine The year's most joyous and surprising movie EDIT
Posted Jun 23, 2015
The Overnight (2015) Marshall Fine You're not going to find another film this summer that keeps surprising you the way this one does. EDIT
Posted Jun 18, 2015
Dope (2015) Marshall Fine A coming-of-age tale with bite, introducing a talented new cast to the world in what may be the summer's freshest film. EDIT
Posted Jun 16, 2015
Entourage (2015) Marshall Fine There are barely as many laughs in its slack 104 minutes as in the average 30-minute episode. EDIT
Posted Jun 4, 2015
Results (2015) Marshall Fine A sly little wonder of a film that may end up flying under the radar. EDIT
Posted May 27, 2015
San Andreas (2015) Marshall Fine This film doesn't need a director, which is fortunate because it has Brad Peyton..disaster porn..a listless, heaving mess of a film. EDIT
Posted May 27, 2015
1001 Grams (2014) Marshall Fine A miniaturist dealing in microcosms that reveal the world...one of the most human films I've seen in recent years, full of insight, sadness and unexpected laughs. EDIT
Posted May 13, 2015
Mad Max: Fury Road (2015) Marshall Fine If there was a rating between Fresh and Rotten, I'd have given it to a movie that aroused extreme ambivalence: an hour of intense pleasure followed by a lot of wheel-spinning. EDIT
Posted May 12, 2015
Slow West (2015) Marshall Fine Maclean takes more interest in the journey than the destination. The stops along the way are alternately life-threatening, illuminating and abruptly, wildly funny. EDIT
Posted May 11, 2015
The D Train (2015) Marshall Fine Marsden is rapidly positioning himself as a worthy comic successor to Christopher MacDonald: that good-looking actor who is potentially any movie's comedy secret weapon. EDIT
Posted May 8, 2015
Ex Machina (2015) Marshall Fine After tantalizing us with increasingly imaginative developments and the promise of catharsis, Garland lets it all dribble away at the end. EDIT
Posted Apr 23, 2015
Child 44 (2015) Marshall Fine The plotting gets a little sludgy...it runs out of ideas long before it plods to the final credits EDIT
Posted Apr 18, 2015
Alex of Venice (2014) Marshall Fine Pleasant and occasionally touching, without ever being really compelling. EDIT
Posted Apr 18, 2015
True Story (2015) Marshall Fine The limitations of its script and of Jonah Hill's performance in the central role keep it from transcending its shortcomings. EDIT
Posted Apr 15, 2015