North Shore Movies

North Shore Movies 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
3/5 Blithe Spirit (2020) Daniel M. Kimmel For those coming in with no preconceptions it is a delightfully silly movie. EDIT
Posted Feb 18, 2021
2.5/5 Silk Road (2021) Daniel M. Kimmel There's an interesting story to be told here. Silk Road, though, makes it too much of a muddle to be fully satisfying. EDIT
Posted Feb 18, 2021
2.5/5 Supernova (2020) Daniel M. Kimmel Two top-flight actors do what they can to take an oft-told story and breathe new life into it. EDIT
Posted Feb 17, 2021
Willy's Wonderland (2021) Sean Burns It's a very droll performance, one that almost makes the movie worth watching. EDIT
Posted Feb 17, 2021
Barb & Star Go to Vista Del Mar (2021) Sean Burns One of those deeply strange creations that invents its own comedic ecosystem as it goes along. EDIT
Posted Feb 17, 2021
2/5 The Wake of Light (2019) Daniel M. Kimmel The Wake Of Light strains so hard at being a "special" movie that it mostly calls attention to how far it falls short. EDIT
Posted Feb 15, 2021
3.5/5 The Map of Tiny Perfect Things (2021) Daniel M. Kimmel The Map Of Tiny Perfect Things" makes good use of a well-worn plot device without making you feel you've already seen this story multiple times. EDIT
Posted Feb 12, 2021
1/5 I Blame Society (2020) Daniel M. Kimmel ...a cartoonish version of the Saw movies, where the audience is cast adrift among suffering victims and a repulsive serial killer. EDIT
Posted Feb 12, 2021
3/5 Happy Times (2019) Daniel M. Kimmel Those with an odd and twisted sense of humor will enjoy watching these more or less successful people lose the veneer of civilization as the evening wears on. EDIT
Posted Feb 8, 2021
PVT Chat (2021) Sean Burns The film fizzles out when it flips perspectives, falling into a caper that feels like Safdie Brothers-lite. EDIT
Posted Feb 8, 2021
1.5/5 Bliss (2021) Daniel M. Kimmel Writer/director Mike Cahill clearly had no idea what to do with his premise or where to take it. Unfortunately, in his case, the result of his ignorance was Bliss. EDIT
Posted Feb 6, 2021
2/5 Malcolm & Marie (2021) Daniel M. Kimmel Levinson has created two self-absorbed people, and then directed the two actors to be as unpleasant as possible. EDIT
Posted Feb 6, 2021
2.5/5 Little Fish (2020) Daniel M. Kimmel At over an hour-and-a-half it feels padded and slow. At such a length, the story needed a much bigger canvas than this one couple. EDIT
Posted Feb 6, 2021
2.5/5 The Mimic (2020) Daniel M. Kimmel What it has going for it is an energetic cast, and a certain fearlessness about going to absurd extremes. EDIT
Posted Feb 5, 2021
3.5/5 The Right One (2021) Daniel M. Kimmel The Right One proves to be the right movie for our still rocky times. EDIT
Posted Feb 4, 2021
3/5 The Reckoning (2021) Daniel M. Kimmel For those willing to take a chance outside their comfort zone, it turns out to be a surprisingly effective story. EDIT
Posted Feb 4, 2021
1/5 Haymaker (2021) Daniel M. Kimmel In a fight, a haymaker is a devastating full-force punch. This Haymaker, however, is more of a powderpuff. EDIT
Posted Jan 29, 2021
2.5/5 The Little Things (2021) Daniel M. Kimmel Watch it for the actors and don't worry about the plot. EDIT
Posted Jan 29, 2021
Our Friend (2019) Sean Burns The whole movie looks like it takes place inside a catalog. Unlike Teague's short story, this is a fistula and feces-free zone. EDIT
Posted Jan 21, 2021
Identifying Features (2020) Sean Burns There are some images here that will sear themselves into your brain. EDIT
Posted Jan 21, 2021
4/5 The Spacewalker (2017) Daniel M. Kimmel ...an impressive drama capturing a key chapter of the space race that needed to be told from the Russian side. EDIT
Posted Jan 19, 2021
Locked Down (2021) Sean Burns It has the fast-and-loose energy of a first draft thrown together on the fly. There's nothing streamlined or sanded down at all about the picture. EDIT
Posted Jan 15, 2021
4/5 Promising Young Woman (2020) Daniel M. Kimmel ...a darkly comic thriller about that will no doubt be seen as the revenge film of the #MeToo movement. EDIT
Posted Jan 14, 2021
4.5/5 One Night in Miami (2020) Daniel M. Kimmel ...a dramatic powerhouse, and a film not to be missed. EDIT
Posted Jan 14, 2021
3/5 Outside the Wire (2021) Daniel M. Kimmel ...a serviceable science fiction/action movie, with its two leads and the special effects lifting it above the fact that it's a story we've seen too many times. EDIT
Posted Jan 14, 2021
3/5 Redemption Day (2021) Daniel M. Kimmel What makes the film an above-average action film are the contributions of director (and co-screenwriter) Hicham Hajji, making his feature film directorial debut. EDIT
Posted Jan 14, 2021
Stallone: Frank, That Is (2020) Sean Burns An early contender for the saddest film of the year, it's like if Fredo Corleone's 'I'm smart and I want respect!' speech went on for 73 minutes. EDIT
Posted Jan 11, 2021
2/5 Herself (2020) Daniel M. Kimmel Unfortunately, as a narrative, this has all the dramatic pull of a social worker's case history file. EDIT
Posted Jan 11, 2021
4/5 A Stone in the Water (2019) Daniel M. Kimmel A Stone In The Water is the sort of thriller that pulls you in, and once it does, won't let you go. EDIT
Posted Jan 8, 2021
3/5 King of Knives (2020) Daniel M. Kimmel ...an abrasive comedy with more than a grain of truth that might best be understood as the anti-Hallmark Christmas movie. EDIT
Posted Jan 3, 2021
2.5/5 Shadow in the Cloud (2020) Daniel M. Kimmel ...an action-fantasy which has a great setup and execution, until you get to the payoff. EDIT
Posted Jan 1, 2021
3.5/5 We Can Be Heroes (2020) Daniel M. Kimmel A Christmas present for superhero fans who measure their ages in single digits, although the rest of the family may enjoy it as well. EDIT
Posted Dec 26, 2020
3/5 32 Weeks (2020) Daniel M. Kimmel It's a small, short, and compelling movie about a woman recovering from a car accident with a loss of memory. EDIT
Posted Dec 26, 2020
1.5/5 Wonder Woman 1984 (2020) Daniel M. Kimmel Watching Wonder Woman 1984 is as tough as that race Diana runs at the beginning. EDIT
Posted Dec 26, 2020
1/5 Greenland (2020) Daniel M. Kimmel You may find yourself rooting for the only sympathetic character in the movie: the comet. EDIT
Posted Dec 24, 2020
4/5 Tenet (2020) Daniel M. Kimmel If you stick it out to the end, you'll either hate it or feel you need to watch it again. EDIT
Posted Dec 24, 2020
4/5 Ma Rainey's Black Bottom (2020) Daniel M. Kimmel Its more than Boseman's character, but when he takes center stage, you can't help but feel a pang about the roles he might yet have played. EDIT
Posted Dec 24, 2020
1.5/5 The Midnight Sky (2020) Daniel M. Kimmel There's little characterization or narrative pull to make us care what happens next, much less throughout the nearly two-hour running time. EDIT
Posted Dec 24, 2020
2.5/5 Hunter Hunter (2020) Daniel M. Kimmel If bloody vengeance is your idea of a good time, you'll be engaged. Everyone else, be cautioned. EDIT
Posted Dec 21, 2020
2.5/5 Archenemy (2020) Daniel M. Kimmel Archenemy isn't the must-see superhero action movie of the season, but if you're invested in the genre, it's variation on some familiar themes. EDIT
Posted Dec 11, 2020
2.5/5 The Very Excellent Mr. Dundee (2020) Daniel M. Kimmel For fans who ask for nothing more than something upbeat and friendly, it should satisfy, even if it isn't long remembered. EDIT
Posted Dec 11, 2020
4/5 I'm Your Woman (2020) Daniel M. Kimmel Tying it all together is Brosnahan's performance which one is tempted to call marvelous but owes absolutely nothing to Mrs. Maisel. EDIT
Posted Dec 11, 2020
3/5 The Stand In (2020) Daniel M. Kimmel The Stand In is an enjoyable comedy about modern movie celebrity. EDIT
Posted Dec 11, 2020
3/5 Smiley Face Killers (2020) Daniel M. Kimmel A movie that doesn't play like a conventional horror film, and yet ends up being truly horrific. EDIT
Posted Dec 10, 2020
Crock of Gold: A Few Rounds With Shane MacGowan (2020) Sean Burns A slurry, only slightly reliable history of the snaggle-toothed singer's ups and downs in an unforgiving industry he never had much use for to begin with. EDIT
Posted Dec 7, 2020
Black Bear (2020) Sean Burns As enjoyable as I found the 'Virginia Woolf' mechanics and Cassavetes homages, I'm not convinced it adds up to much more than a skillful genuflection to some excellent influences. EDIT
Posted Dec 7, 2020
3.5/5 Sound of Metal (2019) Daniel M. Kimmel Ahmed and Raci are standouts, with Cooke providing powerful emotional support. The film's sound design is especially important here, as what is heard and how it is perceived plays an important role in putting us in Ruben's shoes. EDIT
Posted Dec 4, 2020
1/5 Free Lunch Express (2020) Daniel M. Kimmel It is singularly unfunny, consisting of nothing but cheap shots and repeated claims that Sanders is really a Communist and freeloader. EDIT
Posted Dec 4, 2020
2/5 Luxor (2020) Daniel M. Kimmel This is one of those movies that gives the notion of an "arthouse" film a bad name. EDIT
Posted Dec 4, 2020
3.5/5 Mank (2020) Daniel M. Kimmel Utilizing evocative black and white cinematography by Erik Messerschmidt, Mank is best taken as a Hollywood pastiche rather than a docudrama. EDIT
Posted Dec 4, 2020