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Amy Nicholson

Amy Nicholson
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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
No Score Yet The Godfather: Part II 45th Anniversary Presented By TCM (2019) Has the classic and stellar performance of Robert De Niro as young Vito Corleone. Watching him assemble his powers when he arrives in New York -- it's a really beautiful story about immigration. ‐ FilmWeek (KPCC - NPR Los Angeles)
Read More | Posted Nov 8, 2019
36% Primal (2019) It's more brutal than thrilling... I think the plot summary is probably the most tongue-in-cheek about the way it plays out. ‐ FilmWeek (KPCC - NPR Los Angeles)
Read More | Posted Nov 8, 2019
93% The Kingmaker (2019) You think it's going to be a kitsch piece for about 10 minutes... And then the film starts to take a very modern, political, and terrifying turn. ‐ FilmWeek (KPCC - NPR Los Angeles)
Read More | Posted Nov 8, 2019
90% Burning Cane (2019) This film feels like a grown man coming back and trying to understand his childhood. This [director] was 17!... It's deeply astonishing. ‐ FilmWeek (KPCC - NPR Los Angeles)
Read More | Posted Nov 8, 2019
93% Honey Boy (2019) This film just feels really powerful... Raw and gorgeous. ‐ FilmWeek (KPCC - NPR Los Angeles)
Read More | Posted Nov 8, 2019
22% Playing with Fire (2019) I was actually pleasantly surprised. This is, yes, for very young kids, but everyone has put a lot of care into it. ‐ FilmWeek (KPCC - NPR Los Angeles)
Read More | Posted Nov 8, 2019
42% Midway (2019) It's hard to imagine, if you've already seen a film like Pearl Harbor, why you would need to see Midway. ‐ FilmWeek (KPCC - NPR Los Angeles)
Read More | Posted Nov 8, 2019
97% Marriage Story (2019) What I keeping come back to when I think about [Marriage Story] is just how human it is. It feels really lived in. You feel like you know these characters. ‐ FilmWeek (KPCC - NPR Los Angeles)
Read More | Posted Nov 8, 2019
76% Doctor Sleep (2019) I think what I respected the most about Doctor Sleep is that it does feel like it's trying to be its own film for as long as it can. ‐ FilmWeek (KPCC - NPR Los Angeles)
Read More | Posted Nov 8, 2019
82% Girl on the Third Floor (2019) This is a haunted house movie that I actually enjoyed a lot... It's kind of a fun look at gender dynamics. ‐ FilmWeek (KPCC - NPR Los Angeles)
Read More | Posted Oct 28, 2019
80% Going Attractions: The Definitive Story of the Movie Palace (2019) We know this story... I did get a little restless because if you know anything about cinema, you might know a lot of what's in here. ‐ FilmWeek (KPCC - NPR Los Angeles)
Read More | Posted Oct 28, 2019
100% Fantastic Fungi (2019) I don't think I have to tell people what mushrooms can do, but this movie is set out to be a mind-blowing trip about the world of fungi. ‐ FilmWeek (KPCC - NPR Los Angeles)
Read More | Posted Oct 28, 2019
62% Paradise Hills (2019) This is a film that, if I was 15-years-old and having a sleepover with my friends, I would 100 percent want to put on. ‐ FilmWeek (KPCC - NPR Los Angeles)
Read More | Posted Oct 28, 2019
70% The Kill Team (2019) It's actually the second half I found the most compelling... I find the last 30 minutes the most interesting of all, but [director Dan Krauss] doesn't explore it as much as I wish he would. ‐ FilmWeek (KPCC - NPR Los Angeles)
Read More | Posted Oct 28, 2019
59% Frankie (2019) I feel like we've all seen this film [before], but they're all kind of enjoyable, like having a nice glass of rosé on a beautiful day. ‐ FilmWeek (KPCC - NPR Los Angeles)
Read More | Posted Oct 28, 2019
51% Black and Blue (2019) This is just a cops-ploitation, scream-at-the-screen picture, but I had a lot of fun with it with an audience. ‐ FilmWeek (KPCC - NPR Los Angeles)
Read More | Posted Oct 28, 2019
60% The Current War: Director's Cut (2019) What I think really makes this film special is that it gives more of a role to Michael Shannon as George Westinghouse and talking about the financial risks that both of these men were taking. It kind of sets up the world we see today. ‐ FilmWeek (KPCC - NPR Los Angeles)
Read More | Posted Oct 28, 2019
68% Sister Aimee (2019) It broke my heart that this movie is kind of a letdown.‐ FilmWeek (KPCC - NPR Los Angeles)
Read More | Posted Oct 3, 2019
95% Ága (2019) You [get] such a sense of place here. It's a really striking film.‐ FilmWeek (KPCC - NPR Los Angeles)
Read More | Posted Oct 3, 2019
75% The Death of Dick Long (2019) A lovely film about what you do when you've done something that is unforgivable. ‐ FilmWeek (KPCC - NPR Los Angeles)
Read More | Posted Oct 3, 2019
83% Judy (2019) It's a film that is just designed around thing specifically: showcasing Renée Zellweger's incredible performance as Judy Garland. ‐ FilmWeek (KPCC - NPR Los Angeles)
Read More | Posted Oct 3, 2019
98% Rojo (2019) Deadpan [and] very funny even though you feel uncomfortable laughing. ‐ FilmWeek (KPCC - NPR Los Angeles)
Read More | Posted Oct 1, 2019
93% Sword of Trust (2019) This is a hangout movie -- and I like hanging out with these people. ‐ FilmWeek (KPCC - NPR Los Angeles)
Read More | Posted Oct 1, 2019
92% David Crosby: Remember My Name (2019) I found this film really, really striking... I was glad that this wasn't just a hagiography. ‐ FilmWeek (KPCC - NPR Los Angeles)
Read More | Posted Oct 1, 2019
69% The Command (Kursk) (2019) I was much less compelled by this film. I really was. ‐ FilmWeek (KPCC - NPR Los Angeles)
Read More | Posted Oct 1, 2019
88% In the Aisles (In den Gängen) (2019) I was shocked by how much I got invested in the world of learning how to use a forklift. ‐ FilmWeek (KPCC - NPR Los Angeles)
Read More | Posted Oct 1, 2019
78% Leto (2019) An incredibly imagined film. ‐ FilmWeek (KPCC - NPR Los Angeles)
Read More | Posted Oct 1, 2019
63% Child's Play (2019) I think they made a lot of good reasons for this [remake] to exist. ‐ FilmWeek (KPCC - NPR Los Angeles)
Read More | Posted Oct 1, 2019
89% The Raft (2019) This documentary is fascinating... It's really worth a watch. ‐ FilmWeek (KPCC - NPR Los Angeles)
Read More | Posted Sep 30, 2019
89% American Woman (2019) I think Sienna Miller is our greatest under-appreciated actress, and I think this movie is another tribute to that. ‐ FilmWeek (KPCC - NPR Los Angeles)
Read More | Posted Sep 30, 2019
56% The Dead Don't Die (2019) The angriest movie I've seen all year. This is Jim Jarmusch putting a very strong environmentalist stance in the middle of a zombie movie. ‐ FilmWeek (KPCC - NPR Los Angeles)
Read More | Posted Sep 30, 2019
23% Men in Black International (2019) This is just a good, quality, second base summer blockbuster.. Very big, bold, and funny. ‐ FilmWeek (KPCC - NPR Los Angeles)
Read More | Posted Sep 30, 2019
41% Slaughterhouse Rulez (2018) If I was in high school, I would have been super happy to discover this film in the video store library. ‐ FilmWeek (KPCC - NPR Los Angeles)
Read More | Posted Sep 30, 2019
50% A Dog's Journey (2019) What if dogs really aren't this annoying when we get to hear inside their head? What if they're actually very smart or lovely?‐ FilmWeek (KPCC - NPR Los Angeles)
Read More | Posted Sep 30, 2019
72% Instant Dreams (2019) Self-indulgent, but beautiful.‐ FilmWeek (KPCC - NPR Los Angeles)
Read More | Posted Sep 27, 2019
66% The White Crow (2019) I am found myself fairly taken in with this just as a [straightforward], good, sensible drama. ‐ FilmWeek (KPCC - NPR Los Angeles)
Read More | Posted Sep 27, 2019
94% Avengers: Endgame (2019) This is a feat of engineering... I felt a sense of catharsis finishing it. ‐ FilmWeek (KPCC - NPR Los Angeles)
Read More | Posted Sep 27, 2019
39% The Dirt (2019) It's very regressive in its politics. ‐ FilmWeek (KPCC - NPR Los Angeles)
Read More | Posted Sep 23, 2019
91% Legend Of The Demon Cat (Kûkai) (2019) This is a movie that just has a ton of imagination... It's an absolute spectacle. ‐ FilmWeek (KPCC - NPR Los Angeles)
Read More | Posted Sep 23, 2019
96% An Elephant Sitting Still (Da xiang xi di er zuo) (2019) I wanted to connect with it, but I am the monster who could not get into the four-hour tragic movie. ‐ FilmWeek (KPCC - NPR Los Angeles)
Read More | Posted Sep 23, 2019
91% Tigerland (2019) It's really lovely. ‐ FilmWeek (KPCC - NPR Los Angeles)
Read More | Posted Sep 23, 2019
75% Dragged Across Concrete (2019) Dirty, angry, and it feels like it wants to pick a fight with you. ‐ FilmWeek (KPCC - NPR Los Angeles)
Read More | Posted Sep 23, 2019
80% Knife + Heart (Un couteau dans le coeur) (2019) The film has a big heart sometimes for the victims, and yet the deaths are so sadistic and so brutal... It didn't have the empathy that I thought it should have. ‐ FilmWeek (KPCC - NPR Los Angeles)
Read More | Posted Sep 23, 2019
93% Us (2019) I love the performances, but I'm just not super sold on the script, to be honest... I'm really ready for [Jordan Peele] to be his own voice now. ‐ FilmWeek (KPCC - NPR Los Angeles)
Read More | Posted Sep 23, 2019
96% Birds of Passage (Pájaros de verano) (2019) [I thought] this film just had a really distinctive personality and really beautiful cinematography. ‐ FilmWeek (KPCC - NPR Los Angeles)
Read More | Posted Sep 17, 2019
70% Happy Death Day 2U (2019) This film is basically just ridiculous nonsense. I had a ton of fun. ‐ FilmWeek (KPCC - NPR Los Angeles)
Read More | Posted Sep 17, 2019
70% Isn't It Romantic (2019) The big studio rom-com is back! ‐ FilmWeek (KPCC - NPR Los Angeles)
Read More | Posted Sep 17, 2019
A 95% Rocks (2019) The movie's optimism comes from the way it was put together, as an after-school collective between filmmakers, volunteers and girls like Bakray, who met screenwriter Theresa Ikoko years before cameras began to roll. ‐ Variety
Read More | Posted Sep 15, 2019
B 100% Simple Women (2019) A dizzying story about ambition and artistic competition‐ Variety
Read More | Posted Sep 15, 2019
A 87% The Vast of Night (2019) Patterson trusts that chemistry will compensate for a gentle thriller that chooses to impress with ingenuity and charm instead of special effects.‐ Variety
Read More | Posted Sep 15, 2019