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Angela L. Harmon

Angela L. Harmon
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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
87% Shirley (2020) 'Shirley' imagines the unconventional woman as societal terrorist, capable of profound, delectable corruption.‐ The NitPic
Read More | Posted Jun 22, 2020
96% Ida (2014) If life is made up of small moments, Ida is a full-length mirror.‐ The NitPic
Read More | Posted Dec 16, 2019
51% Jersey Boys (2014) Whatever you call it, it operates under the same purpose as trying to fit a donut through a keyhole.‐ The NitPic
Read More | Posted Dec 16, 2019
57% The Purge: Anarchy (2014) The world-building of this movie is so lazy that anything built upon it cannot be of any substance, because the foundation is too weak.‐ The NitPic
Read More | Posted Dec 16, 2019
97% Boyhood (2014) Stylistically, Boyhood is exceptional, and Linklater's foresight with technology and culture is something to be revered. ‐ The NitPic
Read More | Posted Dec 16, 2019
69% The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 1 (2014) Enjoy Mockingjay - Part One for the function it serves to set up the finale, and let's look forward to Mockingjay - Part Two. I think a year from now, hindsight will prove that we were all satisfied with The Middle Middle Child.‐ The NitPic
Read More | Posted Dec 16, 2019
83% Paranormal Activity (2009) It's one thing to create a movie that functions as good narrative storytelling, but it's another to create that movie knowing exactly how an audience is going to react to stimuli.‐ The NitPic
Read More | Posted Dec 11, 2019
97% Three Identical Strangers (2018) The film has a thesis, which is incredibly refreshing for a documentary. It wraps up both the narrative it constructed, and offers its audience a little nugget of hope...‐ The NitPic
Read More | Posted Dec 11, 2019
72% Pawn Sacrifice (2015) Perhaps for a chess enthusiast Baby Boomer, this film has more to offer, but that is a narrow core audience for which a movie should be produced.‐ The NitPic
Read More | Posted Dec 10, 2019
43% In the Heart of the Sea (2015) In the Heart of the Sea is a confused film.‐ The NitPic
Read More | Posted Dec 10, 2019
100% Hannah Gadsby: Nanette (2018) Gadsby realized that turning her pain into comedy actually forced her to create a specific narrative of her own life that she repeated night after night until it became her reality.‐ The NitPic
Read More | Posted Dec 10, 2019
100% Cameron Esposito: Rape Jokes (2018) There were times when the special felt its thrown-togetherness, but it's pretty impossible to be cynical at it when it accomplishes way more than a comedy special usually does.‐ The NitPic
Read More | Posted Dec 10, 2019
91% There Will Be Blood (2007) There Will Be Blood was so good that it's making me rethink those last three PTA features. ‐ The NitPic
Read More | Posted Dec 10, 2019
97% Won't You Be My Neighbor? (2018) Won't You Be My Neighbor? confirms what you already knew: Mr. Rogers was a really great man. It's a 134-minute sigh of relief. ‐ The NitPic
Read More | Posted Dec 10, 2019
92% Breathe (2015) Breathe is so adept at restraint, it even knows how to use silence to its advantage. It's a film that actually allows itself to breathe.‐ Phindie
Read More | Posted Dec 10, 2019
92% Ex Machina (2015) Garland's finest achievement may be his old-fashioned faith in science-fiction as an engine for profound parables about the state of humanity. ‐ Phindie
Read More | Posted Dec 10, 2019
45% True Story (2015) After the title is shown, the movie begins an unfortunate, gradual, steady decline.‐ Phindie
Read More | Posted Dec 10, 2019
95% It Follows (2015) So many people are being moved to think and feel things that this movie doesn't actually provide, which is usually a good thing. It just didn't happen for me.‐ Phindie
Read More | Posted Dec 10, 2019
No Score Yet Sunset Over Mulholland Drive (2019) The film is most impressed by the subjects' proximity to history, which results in an exercise of empty nostalgia at the expense of a story.‐ Phindie
Read More | Posted Oct 30, 2019
73% Harriet (2019) No non-white person gets the historical biopic treatment free from hitting that deep, shared national nerve at their own expense. But that's why you've never seen a movie like Harriet.‐ Phindie
Read More | Posted Oct 30, 2019
72% The Aeronauts (2019) If you're worried about the state of action movies in a post-superhero world, just look to The Aeronauts. ‐ Phindie
Read More | Posted Oct 29, 2019
93% Light from Light (2019) 'Light from Light' worked with a light and careful hand to craft a sense of existential ennui that's hard to do without becoming overbearing. ‐ The NitPic
Read More | Posted Oct 18, 2019
83% Midsommar (2019) The implication that an audience's emotions should be wrenched out rather than coaxed out is as arrogant as 'Midsommar' is self-indulgent. ‐ The NitPic
Read More | Posted Jul 10, 2019
63% Yesterday (2019) Yesterday knows exactly how charming it is, and toes the line of being "too much" so deftly it's basically dancing on it. ‐ The NitPic
Read More | Posted Jun 28, 2019
60% Greta (2019) These women are so boring it's offensive. It's offensive to imagine two men trying so ardently and so poorly to guess how young women speak and behave. ‐ Phindie
Read More | Posted Mar 5, 2019
38% Untogether (2019) There are too many characters and too many problems to parse our attention, let alone our empathy.‐ Phindie
Read More | Posted Feb 4, 2019
73% On the Basis of Sex (2019) 'On the Basis of Sex' failed to find and use the fortitude of its subject, rather relying on the convention of "humble beginnings" and sucked all the air out of its own story. ‐ The NitPic
Read More | Posted Jan 29, 2019
80% Boy Erased (2018) There is a lot of well-meaning ignorance floating around this story, but ignorance is only well-meaning if it does more good than harm.‐ The NitPic
Read More | Posted Nov 25, 2018
98% Can You Ever Forgive Me? (2018) That McCarthy plays Israel with the fearful distrust of an abused dog creates a distinct relationship between viewer and subject: she's a protagonist that begs to be sympathized with but doesn't command it.‐ The NitPic
Read More | Posted Nov 25, 2018
68% Breathe (2017) What is most impressive about Breathe is its unimpressiveness. And that is a sincere compliment.‐ Phindie
Read More | Posted Nov 16, 2018
85% Empathy, Inc. (2019) Despite its title, Empathy, Inc. is disappointingly more interested in gimmickry than social commentary.‐ Phindie
Read More | Posted Nov 15, 2018
90% The Witch (2016) The Witch creates a world that feels stifling and claustrophobic, even though it's set in an open land with no one else around for miles.‐ Broad Street Review
Read More | Posted Nov 7, 2018
87% The Lobster (2016) The Lobster knows what it's saying and is confident in its execution.‐ Broad Street Review
Read More | Posted Nov 7, 2018
83% Captain Fantastic (2016) Captain Fantastic strives to be stoic and offbeat, but is too stubborn in attitude and too lacking in charisma to defend its stance.‐ Broad Street Review
Read More | Posted Nov 7, 2018
90% I, Tonya (2018) There are so many threads running through I, Tonya that none get the opportunity to be pulled through to the end, and all feel incomplete.‐ Phindie
Read More | Posted Nov 7, 2018
68% Wonderstruck (2017) Wonderstruck's diligence in dropping breadcrumbs becomes a hundred-pound weight dragging behind the plot, preventing the film from sweeping you away into a world of curiosity and awe, despite the film being ostensibly about precisely that.‐ Phindie
Read More | Posted Nov 7, 2018
90% Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri (2017) Three Billboards is of its time but not because of its time, which ensures that it's never too obvious or pandering.‐ Phindie
Read More | Posted Nov 7, 2018
89% Hereditary (2018) You really think Hereditary's bounty of symbolism will amount to something profound, until the third act when you realize it's abandoned all of its commentary for typical horror fare.‐ The NitPic
Read More | Posted Nov 7, 2018
93% The Favourite (2018) The Favourite is a fun, juicy twist on an English court drama, and a refreshingly unconventional love triangle.‐ Phindie
Read More | Posted Nov 7, 2018
100% Bathtubs Over Broadway (2018) Bathtubs Over Broadway will keep your cynicism in check and keep your fingers crossed for a resurgence in ridiculous, light-hearted American spectacle.‐ Phindie
Read More | Posted Nov 7, 2018
88% Prospect (2018) In a film that feels like the start of something new, Prospect brings space down to earth.‐ Phindie
Read More | Posted Nov 7, 2018
85% The Wife (2018) Why doesn't Joan's movie know that she's more than a victim? Especially when she also says things like "I don't want to be thought of as the long-suffering wife," and is given scant opportunities to prove herself otherwise?‐ The NitPic
Read More | Posted Nov 7, 2018