Richard Crouse

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Rating Title/Year Author
4.5/5 Nomadland (2020) Richard Crouse Zhao and McDormand have created a beautiful character study about the flipside of the American Dream. EDIT
Posted Apr 8, 2021
2/5 Senior Moment (2021) Richard Crouse Senior Moment offers the pleasures of watching the seasoned cast breathe some life into the hackneyed material. EDIT
Posted Apr 8, 2021
3.5/5 Sugar Daddy (2020) Richard Crouse Sugar Daddy's ideas on patriarchal structures in the arts and the people who create aren't as experimental as Darren's music but they lay a solid foundation on which Morgan and McCormack to build a carefully constructed character study. EDIT
Posted Apr 8, 2021
3.5/5 French Exit (2020) Richard Crouse The talented cast stops French Exit from becoming a twee Wes Anderson clone. It may not always feel like real life but its unique feel contains just enough earnestness to make an unreal situation feel real and alive. EDIT
Posted Apr 4, 2021
3.5/5 Concrete Cowboy (2020) Richard Crouse In the end Concrete Cowboy isn't simply a father/son reunion tale. It's something more, an ode to a specific way of life with universal messages of the value of community. EDIT
Posted Apr 4, 2021
3.5/5 Godzilla vs. Kong (2021) Richard Crouse Godzilla Vs. Kong is jam packed with hot button notions about big bad corporations and conspiracy theories, but make no mistake, at its giant heart, this is an old-fashioned creature feature. EDIT
Posted Apr 4, 2021
3.5/5 Nobody (2021) Richard Crouse Fun and fast-paced it may be the most unexpected good time at the movies since terrible people killed John Wick's dog. EDIT
Posted Mar 25, 2021
3.5/5 Bad Trip (2021) Richard Crouse A loosely structured good time that rides the line between gross and goofy, sincere and shocking. EDIT
Posted Mar 25, 2021
3.5/5 Violation (2021) Richard Crouse There is an unnecessary late movie twist and some clumsy exposition early on, but as an honest portrait of a woman who turns to retaliatory violence because she feels powerless, it's chilling. EDIT
Posted Mar 25, 2021
2.5/5 Doors (2021) Richard Crouse Doors is ambitious, lo-fi sci fi that works as an entry way to new ideas but never quite gets over the threshold. EDIT
Posted Mar 25, 2021
3/5 Food Club (2021) Richard Crouse The characters are more textured than your typical coming-of-old-age flick, and the messages of embracing friends and the time you have left, while frayed around the edges, brings uplift. EDIT
Posted Mar 18, 2021
2.5/5 Yes Day (2021) Richard Crouse The action leading up to the inevitable moral is kept afloat by likable, peppy performances from Garner (who also produced) and Ramirez, but nonetheless feels contrived and too safe, even for a kid's flick. EDIT
Posted Mar 18, 2021
4.5/5 The Father (2020) Richard Crouse Anthony Hopkins gives a tour de force of a performance that is often a difficult watch but his control of the character, particularly in the film's final heartbreaking moments, as his real and illusory lives intersect, is astonishing. EDIT
Posted Mar 18, 2021
2/5 Above Suspicion (2019) Richard Crouse An IMDB search reveals the name Above Suspicion has been used at least twelve times, dating back to 1943. This most recent addition to the ever-growing list of Above Suspicion titled movies is about as generic as the common name would imply. EDIT
Posted Mar 18, 2021
3/5 Cherry (2021) Richard Crouse Ambitious and raw but the scope of the story is too wide to be truly effective. EDIT
Posted Mar 12, 2021
3.5/5 Boogie (2021) Richard Crouse A strong directorial debut from Eddie Huang. It's a lively, complex film that almost transcends its sports movie roots. EDIT
Posted Mar 12, 2021
3/5 Come True (2020) Richard Crouse The dreamscape scares are cerebral. Imagine if David Cronenberg had directed Nightmare on Elm Street instead of Wes Craven and you'll get the idea, but the film is let down by an ending that doesn't do what came before it justice. EDIT
Posted Mar 12, 2021
3.5/5 Jump, Darling (2020) Richard Crouse Features a couple of show-stopping musical numbers from Fishy Falters but succeeds because of its focus on the family and their dynamics. EDIT
Posted Mar 12, 2021
3.5/5 Sing Me a Song (2019) Richard Crouse This look at consumerism, spiritualism and romance, while specific in its place, has something to say about us all. EDIT
Posted Mar 4, 2021
3/5 Helmut Newton: The Bad and the Beautiful (2020) Richard Crouse A snapshot in time at one of the people who helped define the high fashion look of an era. That it doesn't dwell on the art or its ramifications is something Newton may have liked but the lack of social context leaves the documentary lacking. EDIT
Posted Mar 4, 2021
2/5 () Richard Crouse Nothing challenging or memorable, but it gets the job done. EDIT
Posted Mar 4, 2021
4/5 White Lie (2019) Richard Crouse Creates a psychological push and pull between disgust and empathy. EDIT
Posted Mar 4, 2021
4.5/5 The Outpost (2020) Richard Crouse As a stark comment on the cost of war it is a powerful and award worthy effort. EDIT
Posted Mar 4, 2021
3/5 Creem: America's Only Rock 'n' Roll Magazine (2019) Richard Crouse Isn't as rough around the edges as the magazine it documents, but it does display why a scrappy upstart from Detroit was able to make and leave its mark. EDIT
Posted Mar 4, 2021
3.5/5 Random Acts of Violence (2019) Richard Crouse What sets it apart is self-awareness. Baruchel confronts the audience with the kind of graphic murders that might even make Rob Zombie uncomfortable, just as the story confronts its own use of violence. EDIT
Posted Mar 4, 2021
1.5/5 Primal (2019) Richard Crouse Cage brings his patented oddball performance style along for the ride but even that isn't enough to give Primal's bland storytelling and lazy action some zip. EDIT
Posted Mar 4, 2021
3.5/5 The Cuban (2019) Richard Crouse As a story of the curative power of music, it works, has a good beat and you can dance to it. EDIT
Posted Mar 4, 2021
3/5 Rabid (2019) Richard Crouse The Soska Sisters retain the bones of the story but shift their focus to Rose's inner life as she transmutes into a form she doesn't understand. EDIT
Posted Mar 4, 2021
3.5/5 Nose to Tail (2019) Richard Crouse Occasionally feels overstuffed with complications - Daniel is having a VERY bad day - but its determination to not smooth out Daniel's rough edges makers it worth a look. EDIT
Posted Mar 4, 2021
3.5/5 Blood Quantum (2019) Richard Crouse Come for the entrail eating, stay for the cultural observations... and more entrail eating. EDIT
Posted Mar 4, 2021
3.5/5 Tammy's Always Dying (2019) Richard Crouse Transcends poverty porn by presenting characters whose struggles feel real and fully realized. EDIT
Posted Mar 4, 2021
4/5 Invisible Essence: The Little Prince (2018) Richard Crouse Essays how imagination and inspiration are inextricably linked. EDIT
Posted Mar 4, 2021
3.5/5 Triple Frontier (2019) Richard Crouse A timely and heartfelt message deftly delivered. EDIT
Posted Mar 4, 2021
3.5/5 Captain Marvel (2019) Richard Crouse The convoluted origin story mixed with the cluttered action sequences suck some of the air out of the theatre but their take on the superhero character as both an outsider and one of us is as refreshing as it is unusual. EDIT
Posted Mar 4, 2021
4/5 Ghost Town Anthology (2019) Richard Crouse A slow burn that builds to a disquieting climax. EDIT
Posted Mar 4, 2021
3.5/5 Level 16 (2018) Richard Crouse Mixing elements of social justice, horror and sci fi, Level 16 is a genre movie that delivers both intellectually and emotionally. EDIT
Posted Mar 4, 2021
3.5/5 To Dust (2018) Richard Crouse A one-joke movie but it is a good joke brought to life by two actors who make their extreme characters relatable and recognizable. EDIT
Posted Mar 4, 2021
4/5 Gloria Bell (2018) Richard Crouse When Gloria gearshifts from tears to laughter as the weight of a bad relationship lifts or finally dances to her own beat on the dance floor, Moore is vulnerable and jubilant, awkward and comfortable, and always relatable. EDIT
Posted Mar 4, 2021
3.5/5 Wonder Park (2019) Richard Crouse A movie that respects its audience. That understands children can handle complex ideas about real life and for that, it is splendiferous. EDIT
Posted Mar 4, 2021
3.5/5 An Audience of Chairs (2018) Richard Crouse The story dips into some very bleak territory but the lead performance reminds us that Maura is more than her mental illness; that she is a person of depth and resilience. She's a strong character at the centre of an important story. EDIT
Posted Mar 4, 2021
3.5/5 The Hummingbird Project (2018) Richard Crouse Sets its sights beyond the story of Wall Street intrigue to focus on something much bigger, the effects of global capitalism. EDIT
Posted Mar 4, 2021
2/5 The Aftermath (2019) Richard Crouse An interesting canvas on which to paint this story but unfortunately the love story feels torn from the pages of a not-so-steamy Harlequin Romance. EDIT
Posted Mar 4, 2021
4/5 Us (2019) Richard Crouse An outlandish story but the powerful message resonates in Trump era America. EDIT
Posted Mar 4, 2021
4/5 Blue Note Records: Beyond the Notes (2018) Richard Crouse Despite the film's omissions, Huber has assembled a loving history of a cultural touchstone, ripe with wonderful music, archival footage and photography, that vividly bring to life the label's influence on the way we listen to music. EDIT
Posted Mar 4, 2021
3/5 Firecrackers (2018) Richard Crouse An exciting debut feature, brimming with visceral energy that never allows its characters to take the easy way out. EDIT
Posted Mar 4, 2021
3/5 Through Black Spruce (2018) Richard Crouse In subtle ways Beatty and Oakes both find psychological and cultural context for their characters, a framework missing from the script. EDIT
Posted Mar 4, 2021
3.5/5 Falls Around Her (2018) Richard Crouse Cardinal is a living breathing embodiment of Mary's renewal. Her performance dominates the film, a fiery mix of experience, hurt and joy. EDIT
Posted Mar 4, 2021
3.5/5 Hotel Mumbai (2018) Richard Crouse A nicely executed thriller that looks beyond the terror to focus on the resilience of the human spirit in the face of surreal adversity. EDIT
Posted Mar 4, 2021
3.5/5 Dumbo (2019) Richard Crouse Sometimes more is less. The heart of the story is found in Dumbo's character not the layers of CGI action that surround him. EDIT
Posted Mar 4, 2021
4/5 The Music of Strangers: Yo-Yo Ma & the Silk Road Ensemble (2015) Richard Crouse Most interesting is the otherworldly music. It's a cultural democracy of sounds that shouldn't mix and yet blend together beautifully to create music that sounds simultaneously alien and familiar. EDIT
Posted Mar 4, 2021