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
4/5 Alita: Battle Angel (2019) Daniel M. Kimmel [It] gives us a heroine to cheer on, and a breakthrough in special effects that amazes. EDIT
Posted Mar 8, 2019
Tyler Perry's A Madea Family Funeral (2019) Sean Burns Meanwhile, all of this is staged with such little regard for basic principles of filmmaking that certain scenes approach the realm of outsider art. EDIT
Posted Mar 7, 2019
3.5/5 Captain Marvel (2019) Daniel M. Kimmel Larson has to play a character who is both reclaiming her past and discovering her future. It's a surprisingly complex role which may be why some fans have been put off by it. EDIT
Posted Mar 7, 2019
Serenity (2019) Sean Burns One marvels to think of what the slightly winking, sardonic tone of a De Palma or Cronenberg might have wrestled from this material. EDIT
Posted Feb 27, 2019
2.5/5 The Man Who Killed Hitler and Then the Bigfoot (2018) Daniel M. Kimmel If you're able to buy into the admittedly odd premise, this is a movie that defies expectations. EDIT
Posted Feb 22, 2019
3.5/5 Fighting With My Family (2019) Daniel M. Kimmel ...an entertaining and surprisingly touching story that may not turn you into a pro wrestling fan but will make you appreciate the effort and hard work that goes into succeeding in that world. EDIT
Posted Feb 22, 2019
2.5/5 How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World (2019) Daniel M. Kimmel Those who do recognize the thinness of the script may not find the vivid animation is enough to overcome it. EDIT
Posted Feb 22, 2019
2.5/5 Miss Bala (2019) Daniel M. Kimmel It's not deep and its lurid story may not stand up to logic, but if all you ask is that it's got action and someone to root for, it delivers. EDIT
Posted Feb 8, 2019
3.5/5 The Kid Who Would Be King (2019) Daniel M. Kimmel ...something that should please school-age viewers and should be tolerable for parents who may accompany them. EDIT
Posted Jan 26, 2019
3/5 King of Thieves (2018) Daniel M. Kimmel As an example of the British crime film, [it] may not break new ground but it does provide a showcase for its stellar cast. EDIT
Posted Jan 26, 2019
5/5 Stan & Ollie (2018) Daniel M. Kimmel ...the jaw-dropping performance here is that of John C. Reilly as Ollie. Sure, he's in a fat suit , but it's his acting, not the latex, that is amazing. EDIT
Posted Jan 23, 2019
3/5 All These Small Moments (2018) Daniel M. Kimmel Whether it's a confession, a revelation, or a reconciliation, this is a movie about people trying to live their lives... It resonates because the characters seem real. EDIT
Posted Jan 17, 2019
2/5 Glass (2019) Daniel M. Kimmel As with Shyamalan's other films, characters don't act like human beings but are simply plot devices. EDIT
Posted Jan 17, 2019
Replicas (2018) Sean Burns It lands firmly on the 'Johnny Mnemonic' end of the Keanu sci-fi spectrum. EDIT
Posted Jan 12, 2019
5/5 On the Basis of Sex (2018) Daniel M. Kimmel Jones, seeming to realize that she is depicting an American icon, portrays her with dignity but not as a clay idol. EDIT
Posted Jan 10, 2019
3/5 A Dog's Way Home (2019) Daniel M. Kimmel If it isn't a great artistic achievement, it is a well-crafted movie that achieves exactly what it sets out to do. If you find such material appealing, it will work. EDIT
Posted Jan 10, 2019
2.5/5 The Upside (2018) Daniel M. Kimmel The film is predictable in too many ways, but when it works it's because of the rapport that develops between Cranston and Hart. EDIT
Posted Jan 10, 2019
2.5/5 Escape Room (2019) Daniel M. Kimmel It's one of those "jump scare" films that will generate screams, clutched arms and - for the more cynical - rolling eyes. It's definitely check-your-brains-at-the-door time. EDIT
Posted Jan 4, 2019
2.5/5 Mary Queen of Scots (2018) Daniel M. Kimmel ...a missed opportunity to shed light on a key moment in history, using it instead to export contemporary concerns to the past. EDIT
Posted Dec 23, 2018
2.5/5 Vice (2018) Daniel M. Kimmel Its obvious strength is a bravura performance by Christian Bale as Cheney. EDIT
Posted Dec 23, 2018
3/5 Vox Lux (2018) Daniel M. Kimmel ...an ambitious film that proves to be less than the sum of its parts... but fans of Natalie Portman won't want to miss her risk-taking performance here. EDIT
Posted Dec 23, 2018
3.5/5 They Shall Not Grow Old (2018) Daniel M. Kimmel ...a movie that makes these figures in old footage more than historical curiosities, but real people which, of course, they were. EDIT
Posted Dec 23, 2018
2.5/5 Ben Is Back (2018) Daniel M. Kimmel The problem is in the script, as filmmaker Hedges doesn't seem to have asked himself why an audience would want to subject themselves to this. EDIT
Posted Dec 21, 2018
2/5 Welcome to Marwen (2018) Daniel M. Kimmel The unspoken message seems to be that we're lucky that Hogancamp was brutalized and nearly died because, as a result, he's now making imaginative art. EDIT
Posted Dec 20, 2018
3/5 Aquaman (2018) Daniel M. Kimmel As superhero origin stories go, it's actually an improvement over most of the movies based on DC comics. EDIT
Posted Dec 20, 2018
2.5/5 Mary Poppins Returns (2018) Daniel M. Kimmel ...less than a sequel than a muddled attempt to clone the elements of the original film. EDIT
Posted Dec 18, 2018
Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse (2018) Sean Burns A madcap, laugh-a-minute sprint with a wild visual style calling out just how unimaginative contemporary studio animation has become. It's really something. EDIT
Posted Dec 13, 2018
Searching for Ingmar Bergman (2018) Sean Burns There are certainly worse ways to spend an afternoon than watching a bunch of brilliant artists talk about their favorite Bergman pictures. EDIT
Posted Dec 13, 2018
3/5 Mortal Engines (2018) Daniel M. Kimmel What makes it fascinating even for those unfamiliar with the source material (like this reviewer) is its stunning visual design. EDIT
Posted Dec 13, 2018
Divide and Conquer: The Story of Roger Ailes (2018) Sean Burns Basically the opposite of the Mister Rogers movie in that you spend two hours with one of the worst human beings to ever walk the planet but in the end feel a little bit better because at least he's dead. EDIT
Posted Dec 5, 2018
What They Had (2018) Sean Burns It was a stroke of genius casting the rough-edged Shannon as Forster's son. These two are both seemingly incapable of false moments onscreen and have similarly hardened hides. EDIT
Posted Dec 5, 2018
3.5/5 Nothing Like a Dame (2018) Daniel M. Kimmel It's not going to be a blockbuster and won't engage the majority of moviegoers, but for those it does, it's priceless. EDIT
Posted Nov 30, 2018
5/5 Green Book (2018) Daniel M. Kimmel Green Book is about two men from very different worlds and experiences who discover their common humanity. EDIT
Posted Nov 21, 2018
4/5 Ralph Breaks the Internet (2018) Daniel M. Kimmel It's in the grand tradition of the classic Hollywood cartoons in that it provides entertainment for all ages, even if you end up laughing at different things. EDIT
Posted Nov 21, 2018
Creed II (2018) Sean Burns Pretty much the movie everyone was afraid "Creed" was going to be. EDIT
Posted Nov 20, 2018
3.5/5 Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald (2018) Daniel M. Kimmel For Rowling's loyal fans this is an exciting next chapter. For those who haven't paid much attention, it provide some fantastic moments but may seem otherwise impenetrable. EDIT
Posted Nov 15, 2018
The Front Runner (2018) Sean Burns If not the worst movie of the year then at least the most inessential and out of touch. EDIT
Posted Nov 15, 2018
Speed Kills (2018) Sean Burns In any other year, Speed Kills would easily be the most laughably incompetent gangster movie starring John Travolta. EDIT
Posted Nov 15, 2018
3/5 Widows (2018) Daniel M. Kimmel ...an entertaining thriller that grabs you from the start and puts you through the wringer. It may not be art, but it's rattling good entertainment. EDIT
Posted Nov 15, 2018
3/5 Outlaw King (2018) Daniel M. Kimmel ...a historical melodrama that will engage the eyes and stir the blood. EDIT
Posted Nov 9, 2018
3/5 Dr. Seuss' The Grinch (2018) Daniel M. Kimmel ...not the mess that the live action movie was, and should entertain family audiences. Skeptics will remain unconvinced that there was any need for a new version. EDIT
Posted Nov 9, 2018
3.5/5 The Girl in the Spider's Web (2018) Daniel M. Kimmel ...an entertaining thriller that falls short of the excitement and originality of the Swedish originals... EDIT
Posted Nov 9, 2018
Boy Erased (2018) Sean Burns It's like leafing through a catalog of the most hackneyed shots imaginable. EDIT
Posted Nov 8, 2018
Suspiria (2018) Sean Burns The movie is logy and feels interminable. EDIT
Posted Nov 1, 2018
3.5/5 The Nutcracker and the Four Realms (2018) Daniel M. Kimmel ... an imaginative and charming movie for the upcoming holiday season. EDIT
Posted Nov 1, 2018
4/5 Bohemian Rhapsody (2018) Daniel M. Kimmel [Malek] burns up the screen as Mercury whether dealing with intimate personal issues, ego-driven conflicts behind the scenes, or on stage in performance. EDIT
Posted Oct 31, 2018
3/5 Hunter Killer (2018) Daniel M. Kimmel ...an unapologetic genre film that treats its material - and the audience - with respect. EDIT
Posted Oct 26, 2018
2.5/5 Johnny English Strikes Again (2018) Daniel M. Kimmel Fans of the two previous Johnny English films will find this on par with the previous efforts... EDIT
Posted Oct 26, 2018
3.5/5 The Hate U Give (2018) Daniel M. Kimmel ...an important contribution to bridging the racial divide. Let's hope people are paying attention. EDIT
Posted Oct 19, 2018
2.5/5 Chasing the Blues (2017) Daniel M. Kimmel It's primarily a showcase for two young actors, Grant Rosenmeyer and Ronald L. Conner, who succeed in making the slight premise more entertaining than it warrants. EDIT
Posted Oct 19, 2018