1More Film Blog

1More Film Blog is not a Tomatometer-approved publication. Reviews from this publication only count toward the Tomatometer when written by the following Tomatometer-approved critic(s): Kenneth R. Morefield
Rating Title/Year Author
2.5/4 Tolkien (2019) Kenneth R. Morefield It celebrates the love of art, not just the love of a particular piece of art. EDIT
Posted May 7, 2019
3/5 Sandome No Satsujin (2017) Kenneth R. Morefield Koreeda's sadly neglected predecessor to Shoplifters is now thankfully available on DVD from Film Movement. EDIT
Posted Apr 21, 2019
3.5/5.0 Raise Hell: The Life & Times of Molly Ivins (2019) Kenneth R. Morefield One of the greatest things that the film relates about Ivins is that she made many outsiders feel less alone, less singular. EDIT
Posted Apr 5, 2019
2.5/4 Faith, Hope & Love (2019) Kenneth R. Morefield Even if you go in expecting to cringe and roll your eyes, you end up smiling at and rooting for its endearing characters. EDIT
Posted Mar 22, 2019
3/5 Captain Marvel (2019) Kenneth R. Morefield Aren't these movies supposed to be interchangeable? Isn't that the point? EDIT
Posted Mar 7, 2019
3/5 Cradle of Champions (2018) Kenneth R. Morefield More of a look at what boxing means to the participants than mere profiles of those boxers themselves. EDIT
Posted Mar 5, 2019
3/5 Time for Ilhan (2018) Kenneth R. Morefield One way the film is effective is by portraying the politics or primaries and how they differ from that of national elections. EDIT
Posted Mar 5, 2019
3/5 Transit (2018) Kenneth R. Morefield The film will get plenty of exposure on DVD and streaming, but its meditative qualities and slower pace lend themselves better to the contemplative space of a darkened and distraction-free cinema. EDIT
Posted Feb 22, 2019
3/5 The Sunday Sessions (2018) Kenneth R. Morefield I'll now own the fact that the most counter-cultural thing in this portrait of a conflicted gay man is his insistence that his religious identity is not some choice that can be jettisoned. EDIT
Posted Feb 15, 2019
3/5 La fille inconnue (2016) Kenneth R. Morefield It's a very good film, but it is challenging, with a slant toward pessimism that may make it a bit harder to warm up to than The Kid With a Bike or Two Days, One Night. EDIT
Posted Feb 14, 2019
2.5/5 Akron (2015) Kenneth R. Morefield The best and worst thing about the movie is that you could probably change Benny and Christopher to a heterosexual couple and not have to change a single line of the screenplay. EDIT
Posted Feb 14, 2019
2.5/5 Jack Reacher: Never Go Back (2016) Kenneth R. Morefield Perhaps my affinity for the character blinds me to the film's greater flaws, but maybe it also mediates against reflexive film critic cynicism. EDIT
Posted Feb 14, 2019
2/5 New Life (2016) Kenneth R. Morefield The film's press release mentions both The Notebook and The Fault in Our Stars in its first sentence. Add the word 'Christian' and you have both an elevator pitch and a summary. EDIT
Posted Feb 14, 2019
2/4 Pornocracy: The New Sex Multinationals (Pornocratie, les nouvelles multinationales du sexe) (2017) Kenneth R. Morefield Those who profit from porn have no incentive to [regulate it], and 'moral panic' can lead people to blame porn for a host of problems while never really looking for solutions. EDIT
Posted Feb 14, 2019
2/5 Rogue One: A Star Wars Story (2016) Kenneth R. Morefield I know that for the next few years, at least, I'll see fewer and fewer interesting, engaging, stories, and more and more interchangeable shells surrounding interchangeable explosions. EDIT
Posted Feb 14, 2019
3.5/5.0 Vision Quest (1985) Kenneth R. Morefield I would hardly be the first critic to suggest that its rote sports-movie structure and the presence of Linda Fiorentino as an implausibly available older woman masks Vision Quest's strange homoerotic subtext. EDIT
Posted Feb 14, 2019
3/5 Purple Dreams (2017) Kenneth R. Morefield The best part of Purple Dreams was the way it underscored the connections between passion and excellence. EDIT
Posted Feb 14, 2019
2/5 Alien: Covenant (2017) Kenneth R. Morefield Prometheus and Alien: Covenant are like a Star Trek universe composed of nothing but red shirts. EDIT
Posted Feb 14, 2019
3.5/5 In Cold Blood (1967) Kenneth R. Morefield Like another great crime story rooted in truth, Dead Man Walking, it refuses to depersonalize the victims or elide their suffering EDIT
Posted Feb 14, 2019
4/5 A Man for All Seasons (1966) Kenneth R. Morefield There is something deeply, intellectually satisfying in hearing someone, even someone semi-fictional, articulate one's own ideas more eloquently and forcefully than one could oneself. EDIT
Posted Feb 14, 2019
4/5 Army in the Shadows (1969) Kenneth R. Morefield The greatness of Army of Shadows comes from the way it is able to convey many of the cruel paradoxes of war. What is an intimate and messy affair for some ends up being a remote and tactical exercise for others. EDIT
Posted Feb 14, 2019
2/5 WALL-E (2008) Kenneth R. Morefield Wall-E is near the top of the list of films I call "friendship killers." EDIT
Posted Feb 13, 2019
4/5 Ready Player One (2018) Kenneth R. Morefield Ready Player One is a bit like catnip laced cocaine sprinkled atop crack filled Girl Scout Cookies. You probably can't live on it. It may even kill you. But it will be worth it. EDIT
Posted Feb 13, 2019
2/5 Nelly (2016) Kenneth R. Morefield It is hard to present a person (Arcan) or a subject (prostitution) as both inscrutable and meaningful EDIT
Posted Feb 13, 2019
4.5/5 Boy Erased (2018) Kenneth R. Morefield The worst violence we do, we justify in the name of love. EDIT
Posted Feb 13, 2019
3/5 All About Nina (2018) Kenneth R. Morefield What is fresh about the film is that rather than be a set up for a climactic biographical confession, it so carefully paints the toxic environment women have to negotiate that her anger doesn't really feel like it needs explanation. EDIT
Posted Feb 13, 2019
3/5 The Nutcracker and the Four Realms (2018) Kenneth R. Morefield No, it was not the instant classic that I suppose any studio that makes a holiday-themed movie hopes it will be, but it is a consistently entertaining fantasy with a likable heroine, delightful art design, and a decent message. EDIT
Posted Feb 13, 2019
2.5 Hope Springs Eternal (2018) Kenneth R. Morefield There is an emotionally authentic portrait of adolescence here that makes one want to forgive the movie its faults. EDIT
Posted Aug 9, 2018
3/5 Beyond the Mask (2015) Kenneth R. Morefield It's just a good, fun movie. EDIT
Posted Jun 11, 2015
3.5/4 Love & Mercy (2014) Kenneth R. Morefield What I'm not on the fence about is Elizabeth Banks. She's riveting. Make no mistake, Brian Wilson is the famous figure, but this is Melinda's movie. EDIT
Posted Oct 31, 2014
3/4 A Thousand Times Goodnight (2013) Kenneth R. Morefield As one would expect with of a film made by a photographer, 1,000 Times Good Night is always visually interesting. EDIT
Posted Oct 31, 2014
2.5/5 No God, No Master (2012) Kenneth R. Morefield Nobody in No God, No Master actually utters the phrase "those who forget the past are condemned to repeat it," but that sentiment is the subtext of nearly line of dialogue in this historical drama about the Palmer Raids. EDIT
Posted Jun 3, 2014
3/5 Cement Suitcase (2013) Kenneth R. Morefield The nicest thing about Cement Suitcase is that it allows Franklin some measure of self-knowledge and agency in choosing how to be influenced. EDIT
Posted Apr 8, 2014
1/4 God's Not Dead (2014) Kenneth R. Morefield I do believe God's not dead. I just have a hard time swallowing that saying so is the act of profound spiritual courage that the film makes it out to be. EDIT
Posted Mar 22, 2014
Wings (1927) Kenneth R. Morefield Wings is nearly two and-a-half hours long, and both its length and its emphasis on spectacle feel archetypal, the first triumph (of many) of scale over story in awards history. EDIT
Posted Feb 4, 2014
2/4 Ender's Game (2013) Kenneth R. Morefield Absent a fuller exploration of the desperation prompting war and the horrors experienced in it, the small moments of life and love don't really stand out. EDIT
Posted Nov 8, 2013
Standing Up (2013) Kenneth R. Morefield There's a lot to recommend here. EDIT
Posted Oct 29, 2013
3.5/4 Mumia: Long Distance Revolutionary (2011) Kenneth R. Morefield ...Rightly intuits that visually summarizing Abu-Jamal's Wikipedia page could well be emotionally satisfying but would ultimately be less persuasive than simply allowing viewers to see the man and hear his words... EDIT
Posted Jun 14, 2013
3/4 Mr. Cao Goes to Washington (2012) Kenneth R. Morefield Does Cao represent personal integrity-as he defines it-or does he represent the citizens of the second district of Louisiana? EDIT
Posted Jan 2, 2013
1.5/4 U.N. Me (2009) Kenneth R. Morefield U.N. Me describes scandal after scandal with a relentless dullness and surprisingly glib attitude. EDIT
Posted Jan 2, 2013
4/4 Something's Gonna Live (2009) Kenneth R. Morefield These men care(d) about film, care(d) not just that they be technically proficient but that they say something truthful about the human condition. EDIT
Posted Jan 2, 2013
4/4 Great Expectations (2012) Kenneth R. Morefield A surprisingly emotionally engaging film. EDIT
Posted Jan 2, 2013