Gone With The Twins

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Rating Title/Year Author
7/10 The French Dispatch (2021) Mike Massie Anderson's visual style, while familiar, is nevertheless wondrous, demonstrating an uncommon knack for organization, movement, and vividness. EDIT
Posted Oct 20, 2021
6/10 Dune (2021) Mike Massie It's difficult to fully appreciate a piece of a story as anything other than the fragment that it is, even if Villeneuve's acumen for visual imaginativeness is spellbinding. EDIT
Posted Oct 19, 2021
3/10 Last Night in Soho (2021) Mike Massie When McKenzie and Taylor-Joy repetitiously shimmy about, it's almost like Wright's version of "Sucker Punch," with two sexy young starlets as his very own dress-up dolls. EDIT
Posted Oct 14, 2021
7/10 The Last Duel (2021) Mike Massie It's at its best when it examines medieval justice and injustice, as opposed to its seemingly obligatory sequences of wartime death and destruction. EDIT
Posted Oct 8, 2021
2/10 Venom: Let There Be Carnage (2021) Mike Massie By the end of it all - and what a rough, inconsequential ending it is - it's evident that the filmmakers have no idea what to do with these characters. EDIT
Posted Sep 30, 2021
5/10 No Time to Die (2021) Mike Massie The picture isn't merely overstuffed, it's detrimentally overstuffed. EDIT
Posted Sep 28, 2021
3/10 Cry Macho (2021) Mike Massie If these tranquil events - rarely amounting to anything beyond brief episodes of geniality - entertain audiences, that's very much an afterthought for the filmmaker. EDIT
Posted Sep 15, 2021
7/10 Blue Bayou (2021) Mike Massie If audiences can push past the highly manufactured yet tremendous anguish and grief, the story itself is remarkably timely and compelling. EDIT
Posted Sep 14, 2021
3/10 Copshop (2021) Mike Massie The initial setup is moderately amusing, but it quickly devolves into a collection of generic supporting roles in generic crime-drama scenarios. EDIT
Posted Sep 14, 2021
6/10 Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings (2021) Mike Massie Fortunately, the picture knows how to make fun of itself, smartly casting Awkwafina as a comically down-to-earth sidekick. EDIT
Posted Sep 2, 2021
6/10 Vacation Friends (2021) Mike Massie There's something unexpectedly enjoyable about this brand of bonding, unlikely collaborations, and easygoing personas. EDIT
Posted Aug 27, 2021
3/10 Candyman (2021) Mike Massie It doesn't add much to the franchise, principally just reiterating themes or reworking them for contemporary audiences accustomed to greater levels of death and destruction. EDIT
Posted Aug 25, 2021
6/10 Free Guy (2021) Mike Massie The jokes are consistent and the specific gags based on gamers and gaming tend to appear well versed. EDIT
Posted Aug 12, 2021
7/10 The Suicide Squad (2021) Mike Massie It's more fun than it should be, considering the violence tends to grow repetitive; visual grotesqueries lose their potency when so much of the picture is an orgy of death. EDIT
Posted Aug 4, 2021
5/10 Annette (2021) Mike Massie Every poignant sequence is dampened by pervasive eeriness, as if Carax insists upon preventing audiences from appreciating even a single moment of unadulterated human pathos. EDIT
Posted Aug 3, 2021
3/10 The Green Knight (2021) Mike Massie The characters are so unsympathetic and abnormal and illogical that the story steadily deteriorates into less and less satisfying visions of fantastical esotericism. EDIT
Posted Jul 28, 2021
7/10 Stillwater (2021) Mike Massie The overlong runtime isn't enough to outweigh the moments the actors have to save the script from itself, as they trade emotional dialogue and potent observations. EDIT
Posted Jul 28, 2021
6/10 Jungle Cruise (2021) Mike Massie With the supernatural fantasy elements, it appears more and more like a derivation of the Pirates of the Caribbean franchise; how fitting, since that is also based on a ride. EDIT
Posted Jul 27, 2021
5/10 Old (2021) Mike Massie Isolation, blackouts, injuries, mental anxieties, and general distrust among strangers are effective predicaments to assuage the outrageousness of the main premise. EDIT
Posted Jul 23, 2021
3/10 Snake Eyes: G.I. Joe Origins (2021) Mike Massie It's quite likely that the main actors underwent exhaustive combat training, yet the editing techniques do their best to dampen any notion of that. EDIT
Posted Jul 22, 2021
2/10 Jolt (2021) Mike Massie Cool cars, tame sex, and fantasy bloodshed are the priorities for this fast-paced, practically cartoonish thriller. EDIT
Posted Jul 22, 2021
3/10 Pig (2021) Mike Massie Perhaps what's most unexplainable about this latest Nic Cage foray into hopelessly outlandish story concepts is that his involvement alone somehow sells the idea. EDIT
Posted Jul 12, 2021
4/10 The Tomorrow War (2021) Mike Massie To its credit, the monster onslaughts are engaging, if for no other reason than the loud noises, continual devastation, and video game aesthetics of mowing down enemies. EDIT
Posted Jul 1, 2021
3/10 The Forever Purge (2021) Mike Massie Amid the entertainment value of excessively chaotic anarchy, the story is painfully far away from smart satire. EDIT
Posted Jun 30, 2021
6/10 Black Widow (2021) Mike Massie It often reminds viewers that all of this could have been so much more powerful and riveting without the over-the-top tech or superheroes of any kind. EDIT
Posted Jun 29, 2021
2/10 Showgirls (1995) Mike Massie The entire picture isn't an exercise in eroticism as much as it's a jumbled series of excuses to have the cast take off their clothes. EDIT
Posted Jun 27, 2021
7/10 Superman: The Movie (1978) Mike Massie The execution may not always be sound, but the sense of adventure is grand - a welcome accomplishment for the most expensive film ever made up to 1978. EDIT
Posted Jun 27, 2021
8/10 Norma Rae (1979) Mike Massie Rae's ordinariness lends to extraordinary onscreen entertainment. EDIT
Posted Jun 27, 2021
2/10 King Kong Lives (1986) Mike Massie There's still far too much comedy; any sense of awe (of which terribly little exists) is drowned out by constant, immature, generic attempts at laughs. EDIT
Posted Jun 27, 2021
8/10 Airplane! (1980) Mike Massie Part of what makes this all so effective is how straight the actors play their parts; in the face of unending fatuousness, the cast remains earnestly aboveboard. EDIT
Posted Jun 27, 2021
4/10 It's a Gift (1934) Mike Massie Fields' efforts to turn little episodes of funny catastrophes into a feature-length film result in disparate concepts strung together with little regard for a cohesive plot. EDIT
Posted Jun 27, 2021
2/10 Supergirl (1984) Mike Massie No cut of this can redeem the considerable faults in storytelling, the unmanageable script choices, and the striking lack of entertainment value. EDIT
Posted Jun 27, 2021
9/10 Big (1988) Mike Massie Full of exquisite moments that help the film become both continually hilarious and unforgettably unique. EDIT
Posted Jun 27, 2021
8/10 Sleeper (1973) Mike Massie Here, it's evident just how great of a comedy team Allen and Keaton make. EDIT
Posted Jun 27, 2021
5/10 What's Up, Doc? (1972) Mike Massie It's a unique, noble effort to recreate the comedy stylings of a bygone era, but it's never completely convincing. EDIT
Posted Jun 27, 2021
6/10 The Replacement Killers (1998) Mike Massie It isn't boring, but it could have amounted to a lot more, particularly as the final showdown is thrillingly chaotic and brutal. EDIT
Posted Jun 27, 2021
9/10 Barefoot in the Park (1967) Mike Massie The finale is spot-on: with a touch of reversed roles and just deserts and additional laughs, this film is perfectly romantic. EDIT
Posted Jun 27, 2021
2/10 F9 The Fast Saga (2021) Mike Massie These are some of the worst movie characters spouting some of the worst dialogue ever witnessed in such a big-budget, long-lasting franchise. EDIT
Posted Jun 21, 2021
6/10 Luca (2021) Mike Massie A simple (perhaps overly so, especially for a Pixar piece) yet pleasant little fable. EDIT
Posted Jun 16, 2021
7/10 In the Heights (2021) Mike Massie While the musical numbers are the highlight, always spirited and inspirational, bits of commentary on life in the Heights are also notable. EDIT
Posted Jun 12, 2021
5/10 The Hitman's Wife's Bodyguard (2021) Mike Massie Once again, extreme violence clashes with continual comedy, resulting in a strange vacillation between flinches and laughs. EDIT
Posted Jun 9, 2021
5/10 Cruella (2021) Mike Massie It needed to have gone further in its ghoulishness (it's already terribly close to a work by Tim Burton) or dialed it back to the realm of over-the-top goofiness. EDIT
Posted May 26, 2021
7/10 A Quiet Place Part II (2021) Mike Massie It may not be as solid as its predecessor, but it's an impressively designed, nicely matched, thoroughly entertaining follow-up that deserves to be seen on the big screen. EDIT
Posted May 24, 2021
3/10 Those Who Wish Me Dead (2021) Mike Massie If realism actually creeped into this film, the protagonists would be dead before anything happened - not that that would make for traditional entertainment. EDIT
Posted May 13, 2021
6/10 Wrath of Man (2021) Mike Massie Despite the sometimes overbearing trek to get to the finale, the climax is absolutely riveting - an appalling yet exciting dance of death and destruction. EDIT
Posted May 6, 2021
6/10 Tom Clancy's Without Remorse (2021) Mike Massie The pacing is smartly handled, even though many of the situations have appeared before in modern war flicks. EDIT
Posted Apr 28, 2021
4/10 Mortal Kombat (2021) Mike Massie Its greatest moments will inspire viewers to pick up their controllers to mash buttons and grind joysticks once again. EDIT
Posted Apr 22, 2021
3/10 Godzilla vs. Kong (2021) Mike Massie Nonstop demolishment of familiar cityscapes can't sustain an entire film. EDIT
Posted Mar 29, 2021
6/10 A Star Is Born (1954) Mike Massie No matter how impactful the finale, it's difficult to appreciate the film as a whole; it's very clearly two distinct pictures. EDIT
Posted Mar 23, 2021
5/10 To Be or Not to Be (1942) Mike Massie Slapstick switcheroos and distractions abound, but the underlying suspense of Nazi oppression never lets up. EDIT
Posted Mar 23, 2021