New England Movies Weekly

New England Movies Weekly is not a Tomatometer-approved publication. Reviews from this publication only count toward the Tomatometer when written by the following Tomatometer-approved critic(s): Daniel M. Kimmel, Sean Burns
Rating Title/Year Author
2/5 Bad Boys for Life (2020) Daniel M. Kimmel Smith, at 51, and Lawrence, 54, aren't exactly senior citizens, but they both seem past their sell-by date for this kind of movie. EDIT
Posted Jan 16, 2020
Underwater (2020) Sean Burns An ideal January junk-food quickie. EDIT
Posted Jan 11, 2020
4.5/5 1917 (2019) Daniel M. Kimmel ...once you get over the impressive look of the film, you're still caught up in the story of how war looks to someone fighting it. It's a story that couldn't be more timely. EDIT
Posted Jan 10, 2020
2/5 Just Mercy (2019) Daniel M. Kimmel The movie proceeds at a leaden pace draining the drama from much of narrative. EDIT
Posted Jan 10, 2020
4.5/5 Little Women (2019) Daniel M. Kimmel Alcott's novel has inspired numerous adaptations for film and TV. Greta Gerwig's new version is an impressive response to the question whether we really needed another one. EDIT
Posted Dec 26, 2019
Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker (2019) Sean Burns The elephant in the room here is that they accidentally made a real movie last time. So of course J.J. Abrams was brought back on board to make sure nothing like that ever happens again. EDIT
Posted Dec 20, 2019
2.5/5 Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker (2019) Daniel M. Kimmel Of course fans will want to see it, whether to embrace it or criticize it, but it's not likely to lead to demands to continue the story of the surviving characters. EDIT
Posted Dec 19, 2019
1.5/5 Cats (2019) Daniel M. Kimmel Cats may not be the worst film of 2019, but it's going to earn a spot on many 10 worst lists, and deservedly so. EDIT
Posted Dec 19, 2019
2.5/5 Bombshell (2019) Daniel M. Kimmel ...the movie reduces Ailes to the status of a cartoon villain, though some outstanding performances overcome a script that misses the mark. EDIT
Posted Dec 19, 2019
3/5 Richard Jewell (2019) Daniel M. Kimmel It's an important reminder of one our most fundamental rights: that a person is innocent until proven guilty in a court of law. EDIT
Posted Dec 13, 2019
3.5/5 Knives Out (2019) Daniel M. Kimmel The cast looks like they were having a great time making it. Viewers should have similar fun watching it. EDIT
Posted Nov 30, 2019
4/5 A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood (2019) Daniel M. Kimmel It leaves us with an appreciation for Fred Rogers, and how much we could use someone of his temperament today. EDIT
Posted Nov 21, 2019
4/5 The Good Liar (2019) Daniel M. Kimmel ...even if you anticipate the film's surprises it doesn't really matter since there's great entertainment value in watching these two veterans show how it's done. EDIT
Posted Nov 15, 2019
1/5 Charlie's Angels (2019) Daniel M. Kimmel Perhaps it's time to lay this '70s relic to rest and look elsewhere for a vehicle for female action heroes? EDIT
Posted Nov 15, 2019
3/5 Doctor Sleep (2019) Daniel M. Kimmel ...a movie that will attract interest of fans of the novels or the earlier movie but falls short of its epic intentions. EDIT
Posted Nov 8, 2019
5/5 Motherless Brooklyn (2019) Daniel M. Kimmel Norton shows himself to be as impressive behind the camera as he often is in front of it. EDIT
Posted Nov 1, 2019
4/5 Terminator: Dark Fate (2019) Daniel M. Kimmel [It] delivers on its promise of mixing action, special effects, and character moments, and treating the series elders with respect and affection. EDIT
Posted Nov 1, 2019
4/5 Harriet (2019) Daniel M. Kimmel This is a movie where a black heroine defies everyone who tells her she cannot succeed... and then proceeds to do just that. EDIT
Posted Nov 1, 2019
Jojo Rabbit (2019) Sean Burns This is a deeply, distressingly insulated picture. It's the Funko Pop Collector's Edition of 'Shoah'. EDIT
Posted Nov 1, 2019
Western Stars (2019) Sean Burns Who says you can't teach an old Boss new tricks? EDIT
Posted Nov 1, 2019
3/5 Black and Blue (2019) Daniel M. Kimmel While providing plenty of action and suspense, it's what this film says about race and policing that makes it stand out. EDIT
Posted Oct 25, 2019
QT8: The First Eight (2019) Sean Burns I mean jeez, it's a two-hour documentary about Quentin Tarantino movies that never once mentions women's feet. EDIT
Posted Oct 23, 2019
3.5/5 Zombieland: Double Tap (2019) Daniel M. Kimmel It may not be The Godfather, Part II, but on its own terms, it's a worthy follow-up. EDIT
Posted Oct 23, 2019
El Camino: A Breaking Bad Movie (2019) Sean Burns It's a completely unnecessary and terrifically entertaining exercise in fan service answering questions nobody asked. EDIT
Posted Oct 12, 2019
2/5 Mary (2019) Daniel M. Kimmel The script is so formulaic that it isn't hard to connect the dots. EDIT
Posted Oct 11, 2019
Lucy in the Sky (2019) Sean Burns Hawley leaves out the diaper detail, which is a shame because the movie's so full of s--t it could've used one. EDIT
Posted Oct 10, 2019
2/5 Joker (2019) Daniel M. Kimmel Director Phillips, best known for the inane Hangover movies, wants to show he can be serious and profound, but has bitten off more than he can chew. EDIT
Posted Oct 4, 2019
Running With the Devil (2019) Sean Burns As long as the movie sticks with Fishburne it's a blast. Unfortunately, Cabell has bigger ambitions. EDIT
Posted Oct 3, 2019
3/5 Downton Abbey (2019) Daniel M. Kimmel If you find yourself encountering them for the first time, you may not be moved to track down the series, but the movie is a pleasant and entertaining story. EDIT
Posted Sep 20, 2019
3/5 Auggie (2019) Daniel M. Kimmel Auggie answers the age-old plaint of "what do women want?" with the question "what do men want?" EDIT
Posted Sep 20, 2019
3/5 Hustlers (2019) Daniel M. Kimmel Writer/director Lorene Scafaria takes what could have been a tired and predictable tale and takes it in unexpected directions. EDIT
Posted Sep 14, 2019
Kamera o tomeru na! (2017) Sean Burns Despite the opening salvos of splatter, 'One Cut of the Dead' turns out to be terribly sweet, reminiscent of 'Waiting for Guffman' and 'Bowfinger.' EDIT
Posted Sep 12, 2019
3.5/5 It: Chapter Two (2019) Daniel M. Kimmel In a particularly strong cast for this kind of film, Hader emerges as MVP. He may not carry the film, but he makes a difference. EDIT
Posted Sep 6, 2019
The Fanatic (2019) Sean Burns This isn't one of those bad Travolta movies that's a hoot like 'Gotti' or 'Speed Kills.' It just leaves you feeling icky. EDIT
Posted Sep 5, 2019
Apocalypse Now: Final Cut (2019) Sean Burns The first cut was the deepest. EDIT
Posted Aug 25, 2019
Once Upon a Time... In Hollywood (2019) Sean Burns Tarantino has made the most Gen X movie ever. It's all about being surrounded by sexy, scowling millennials who hate your guts and the moral of the story is that baby boomers ruined everything. EDIT
Posted Aug 23, 2019
4/5 Ready or Not (2019) Daniel M. Kimmel In some ways, this is covering the same ground - albeit in a horror context - as last year's Crazy Rich Asians. EDIT
Posted Aug 23, 2019
3/5 Angel Has Fallen (2019) Daniel M. Kimmel ...the point of the series is that it provides visceral and violent action, delivering plenty of jolts mixed in with a dash of humor. EDIT
Posted Aug 23, 2019
3/5 Where'd You Go, Bernadette (2019) Daniel M. Kimmel Blanchett is one of the finest actresses working in film today, easily moving between comedy and drama, and who threads the needle here in handling both. EDIT
Posted Aug 16, 2019
4/5 Good Boys (2019) Daniel M. Kimmel It is believed to be the first time a movie got an R rating for sex, drugs, and language "all involving tweens." This is no "Afterschool Special." EDIT
Posted Aug 16, 2019
2/5 Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark (2019) Daniel M. Kimmel Although the book series remains popular, the road is littered with would-be movie franchises that never got beyond the first episode. EDIT
Posted Aug 8, 2019
3/5 Brian Banks (2018) Daniel M. Kimmel ...a thoughtful movie that celebrates those who persevere over injustice, but also allows us to see what's being done in our name. EDIT
Posted Aug 8, 2019
3/5 The Kitchen (2019) Daniel M. Kimmel As a crime film it's a mild diversion, but nothing special. As a metaphor for women struggling to find a place in the world, it takes some surprising turns. EDIT
Posted Aug 8, 2019
3/5 The Art of Racing in the Rain (2019) Daniel M. Kimmel ...while the end of the movie may leave you teary, the intent is to leave you smiling as well. This is not Old Yeller. EDIT
Posted Aug 8, 2019
Fast & Furious Presents: Hobbs & Shaw (2019) Sean Burns It's more fun than the last two lackluster 'Furious' films, and you can do a lot worse at the movies in August. EDIT
Posted Aug 5, 2019
2/5 The Haunting of Sharon Tate (2019) Daniel M. Kimmel There are times when one must question whether a film goes too far, even in a genre noted for pushing the boundaries. EDIT
Posted Jul 27, 2019
3/5 Once Upon a Time... In Hollywood (2019) Daniel M. Kimmel For all his movie savvy, Tarantino's take on Hollywood is broad but shallow. It can be entertaining, but it falls short of the filmmaker at his best. EDIT
Posted Jul 27, 2019
3.5/5 The Lion King (2019) Daniel M. Kimmel The notion that a 25-year-old film is so sacrosanct it should not be remade will come as a surprise to those who have made a hit of Julie Taymor's creative stage adaptation. EDIT
Posted Jul 27, 2019
Crawl (2019) Sean Burns The best movie of its kind since Blake Lively fought that shark. EDIT
Posted Jul 13, 2019
Spider-Man: Far From Home (2019) Sean Burns There's an incredibly charming high school romance here, but it's buried under 'Iron Man 4.' EDIT
Posted Jul 6, 2019