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Amy Nicholson

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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
No Score Yet Beast Beast (2020) Even in the noir climax, "Beast Beast's" ideas about validation and integrity are worth a grapple.‐ Variety
Read More | Posted Jan 26, 2020
No Score Yet Wander Darkly (2020) "Wander Darkly" is on steadier ground when each acknowledges how their actions contributed to the schism.‐ Variety
Read More | Posted Jan 25, 2020
70% Jumbo (2020) Despite Wittock's assured first act, the film never quite convinces that machines, as Jeanne swoons, "are just like us - more complicated than you might think."‐ Variety
Read More | Posted Jan 25, 2020
58% Worth (2020) The stakes are too high, and too real, for a script structured like a comedy about an emergency bikini car wash to save the sorority house.‐ Variety
Read More | Posted Jan 25, 2020
100% Bloody Nose, Empty Pockets (2020) It's "The Bachelorette" wed to "The Iceman Cometh": the setup is staged, but the tears are real.‐ Variety
Read More | Posted Jan 24, 2020
100% Mucho Mucho Amor (2020) The film's biggest revelation is that Mercado's mystical, magnificent, big-hearted shtick was no fraud - he was always the real deal.‐ Variety
Read More | Posted Jan 24, 2020
65% Bad Hair (2020) Despite the jump scares, Simien is serious about his message.‐ Variety
Read More | Posted Jan 24, 2020
67% Cuties (Mignonnes) (2020) There's a few too many fake-outs to invest in the film's stakes, even as Amy's antics get increasingly egregious.‐ Variety
Read More | Posted Jan 23, 2020
100% The White Sheik (Lo sceicco bianco) (1952) Possibly [Federico Fellini's] sweetest, mildest, lightest, and most charming screwball comedy.‐ FilmWeek (KPCC - NPR Los Angeles)
Read More | Posted Jan 21, 2020
81% VHYes (2020) This is a movie that is really just a stream of consciousness, experimental, Robot Chicken-style collage. ‐ FilmWeek (KPCC - NPR Los Angeles)
Read More | Posted Jan 17, 2020
89% Jezebel (2019) I wish I liked this film more than I do... The movie does not really have a sense of who its characters are. ‐ FilmWeek (KPCC - NPR Los Angeles)
Read More | Posted Jan 17, 2020
13% Disturbing the Peace (2020) I think, without Guy Pearce, it would have been a lot worse... I just feel like there was wasted potential in this film. ‐ FilmWeek (KPCC - NPR Los Angeles)
Read More | Posted Jan 17, 2020
63% The Wave (2020) I found myself really impressed by this movie. It's a first feature and has a lot of ambition to it... You come out of this going "that movie is good, but that director is going to be great."‐ FilmWeek (KPCC - NPR Los Angeles)
Read More | Posted Jan 17, 2020
67% Troop Zero (2020) Cloying, very cutesy, and very exhausting. ‐ FilmWeek (KPCC - NPR Los Angeles)
Read More | Posted Jan 17, 2020
16% Dolittle (2020) Maybe a gorilla has taken over my body, because I thought this was fine. ‐ FilmWeek (KPCC - NPR Los Angeles)
Read More | Posted Jan 17, 2020
77% Bad Boys for Life (2020) I would pound Red Bull and watch it with you again. ‐ FilmWeek (KPCC - NPR Los Angeles)
Read More | Posted Jan 17, 2020
100% Mystify: Michael Hutchence (2020) I was frustrated by this doc in that there was so much amazing footage and yet, for me, I couldn't get much of a sense of who Michael Hutchence was on a deep level. ‐ FilmWeek (KPCC - NPR Los Angeles)
Read More | Posted Jan 3, 2020
19% The Grudge (2020) What's really interesting about this version of The Grudge -- not the film itself, which is really basic, jump-scary, not that funny, and pretty mean -- is that it has a really terrific cast who are trying their best to make this a good movie. ‐ FilmWeek (KPCC - NPR Los Angeles)
Read More | Posted Jan 3, 2020
88% Ip Man 4: The Finale (2019) The story is definitely daffy... I found myself giggling throughout the film, but kind of enjoying it! ‐ FilmWeek (KPCC - NPR Los Angeles)
Read More | Posted Dec 20, 2019
43% The Song of Names (2019) It's a fine kind of film. It feels like a classic, Oscar-baity film of yesteryear. ‐ FilmWeek (KPCC - NPR Los Angeles)
Read More | Posted Dec 20, 2019
84% Just Mercy (2020) I was never emotionally moved, but I was enjoying watching a man take down the system with incredible principles. ‐ FilmWeek (KPCC - NPR Los Angeles)
Read More | Posted Dec 20, 2019
89% 1917 (2020) The film has a lot of propulsive energy that I found pretty delightful.‐ FilmWeek (KPCC - NPR Los Angeles)
Read More | Posted Dec 20, 2019
92% Invisible Life (A vida invisível de Eurídice Gusmão) (2019) This is an absolutely gorgeous film that starts off as a sort of Rio fairytale and then turns into something a little more realistic with its feet on the ground. ‐ FilmWeek (KPCC - NPR Los Angeles)
Read More | Posted Dec 20, 2019
95% Little Women (2019) I think Greta Gerwig has tapped into what she loved about Little Women as a kid, but made it feel really relevant. This movie tries really hard to say "Little Women matters today," and I think it succeeds. ‐ FilmWeek (KPCC - NPR Los Angeles)
Read More | Posted Dec 20, 2019
20% Cats (2019) I spent most of Cats with my hands over my mouth, going "What is happening?"... I had a ton of fun with this. ‐ FilmWeek (KPCC - NPR Los Angeles)
Read More | Posted Dec 20, 2019
52% Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker (2019) You sense in this film, J.J. [Abrams] shrinking that world... Everything in this franchise feels like a take back. ‐ FilmWeek (KPCC - NPR Los Angeles)
Read More | Posted Dec 20, 2019
No Score Yet When Harry Met Sally... 30th Anniversary Presented By TCM (2019) One of the best films that's come out in my lifetime. ‐ FilmWeek (KPCC - NPR Los Angeles)
Read More | Posted Dec 2, 2019
100% After Parkland (2019) More valuable as a record of what happened than as a film... It wants to say something more than it is. ‐ FilmWeek (KPCC - NPR Los Angeles)
Read More | Posted Dec 2, 2019
97% Recorder: The Marion Stokes Project (2019) This is a really fascinating documentary... The movie gets into these definitions of what is the difference between calling someone a hoarder or a collector? ‐ FilmWeek (KPCC - NPR Los Angeles)
Read More | Posted Dec 2, 2019
100% Away (2019) I did not like the animation style at all... But I did enjoy that this movie hit these deep notes. ‐ FilmWeek (KPCC - NPR Los Angeles)
Read More | Posted Dec 2, 2019
69% My Friend the Polish Girl (2019) I liked this idea, but I could not fall for it... I could never believe this way real, and I wanted to. ‐ FilmWeek (KPCC - NPR Los Angeles)
Read More | Posted Dec 2, 2019
100% Cavale (2019) I did not love this film, but I liked its energy. ‐ FilmWeek (KPCC - NPR Los Angeles)
Read More | Posted Dec 2, 2019
85% Les Misérables (2020) I really admire it... I think this film will feel very familiar, but very approachable. ‐ FilmWeek (KPCC - NPR Los Angeles)
Read More | Posted Dec 2, 2019
89% The Two Popes (2019) I really do admire watching these people go at it, talking about their ideas and their visions... There's a humanness to this film that I really liked.‐ FilmWeek (KPCC - NPR Los Angeles)
Read More | Posted Dec 2, 2019
82% Queen & Slim (2019) It think it is a thrilling debut [for director Melina Matsoukas]... You fall in love with this couple. ‐ FilmWeek (KPCC - NPR Los Angeles)
Read More | Posted Dec 2, 2019
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
39% 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
97% 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
91% 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
21% 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
44% 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
95% 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
77% 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
81% 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
83% 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
57% 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