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Ben Mankiewicz

Ben Mankiewicz
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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
9.5/10 99% Tower (2016) You feel like you were there that day from the perspectives of the principal players.‐ What the Flick?!
Read More | Posted Sep 11, 2018
9/10 97% Three Identical Strangers (2018) [Bobby, Eddy, and David] are so energetic, and they tell the story in such an engaging way. ‐ What the Flick?!
Read More | Posted Jun 29, 2018
8.9/10 96% The Florida Project (2017) What bothered me about this (and I ended up loving it) is that the kids are terrible. ‐ What the Flick?!
Read More | Posted Sep 26, 2018
8.1/10 91% Crazy Rich Asians (2018) One of the great things that Crazy Rich Asians does is [show] you...the idea that Chinese people who continued to live in China or Singapore...have a very different view of Chinese people how grew up in America. ‐ What the Flick?!
Read More | Posted Aug 17, 2018
B+ 84% The Ghost Writer (2010) It's a totally credible, briskly paced, suspenseful and particularly well-cast political thriller.‐ Turner Classic Movies Online
Read More | Posted Feb 19, 2010
8/10 62% Sicario: Day of the Soldado (2018) I am fully charmed by Benicio del Toro. ‐ What the Flick?!
Read More | Posted Jun 29, 2018
88% Grey Gardens (2009) You will really appreciate Drew Barrymore's performance more if you have seen the documentary... She really nails it.‐ At the Movies
Posted Apr 20, 2009
68% The Brothers Bloom (2009) Rian Johnson's clever, impressively shot film [features] outstanding work from [its] three leading actors.‐ At the Movies
Posted May 18, 2009
72% The Curious Case of Benjamin Button (2008) A terrific film.‐ At the Movies
Posted Dec 22, 2008
98% Up (2009) The key to Pixar's success has always been the perfect blend of heart and humor -- and they've certainly done it again here.‐ At the Movies
Posted Jun 1, 2009
78% Burn After Reading (2008) These are functioning morons, they walk and work among us. And they are brilliant and funny and in spite of the screwball-comedy nature of the story, they are completely believable.‐ At the Movies
Posted Nov 7, 2008
89% Inglourious Basterds (2009) This is a seriously provocative film.‐ At the Movies
Posted Aug 17, 2009
65% Watchmen (2009) I think this movie does a really terrific job of sort of establishing and adhering to the tone of the book.‐ At the Movies
Posted Mar 2, 2009
86% Disneynature Earth (2009) It is as beautiful a film as I've seen in some time.‐ At the Movies
Posted Apr 20, 2009
65% Adam (2009) A sweet, atypical love story.‐ At the Movies
Posted Aug 3, 2009
83% Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince (2009) This is a big summer movie that meets expectations.‐ At the Movies
Posted Jul 13, 2009
94% Star Trek (2009) This is a totally character driven film with five exceptionally-cast people.‐ At the Movies
Posted May 4, 2009
51% The Taking of Pelham 1 2 3 (2009) Washington demonstrates his really remarkable ability to make us forget he's a movie star and completely believe he's a flawed but noble civil servant.‐ At the Movies
Posted Jun 15, 2009
61% The Express (2008) Rob Brown did a nice job.‐ At the Movies
Posted Nov 10, 2008
26% Eagle Eye (2008) It's going to make you want to take the batteries out of your cell phone.‐ At the Movies
Posted Nov 5, 2008
69% Religulous (2008) I think this is an important movie, challenging, many beliefs that many of us seem unwilling to talk about. Mainly, though, you'll laugh...a lot.‐ At the Movies
Posted Nov 10, 2008
82% Nothing But the Truth (2008) I thought the performances were great, particularly Vera Farmiga.‐ At the Movies
Posted Dec 22, 2008
14% The Spirit (2008) I thought it was sort of cool and corny simultaneously.‐ At the Movies
Posted Dec 29, 2008
41% He's Just Not That Into You (2009) I thought there was a level of sophistication in the relationships that I certainly did not expect.‐ At the Movies
Posted Feb 17, 2009
37% How to Lose Friends & Alienate People (2008) Where the movie succeeds is in its sudden right turns, its willingness to kill a dog, always a bold choice, and its consistent emphasis of the comedy over the romance.‐ At the Movies
Posted Nov 7, 2008
16% Crossing Over (2009) I think this is really an exceptional film. I didn't find really a false note in the behavior of any of these characters.‐ At the Movies
Posted Mar 2, 2009
65% Quantum of Solace (2008) Mark Forester did a great job.‐ At the Movies
Posted Nov 10, 2008
62% The Duchess (2008) This is a wonderful film.‐ At the Movies
Posted Nov 7, 2008
58% The International (2009) A sleek conspiracy thriller from German director Tom Tykwer.‐ At the Movies
Posted Feb 17, 2009
64% Madagascar: Escape 2 Africa (2008) This is a really funny movie.‐ At the Movies
Posted Nov 10, 2008
98% The Wrestler (2008) To put it simply, this is the best film I've seen this year.‐ At the Movies
Posted Dec 15, 2008
71% The Great Buck Howard (2009) I really enjoyed this film.‐ At the Movies
Posted Mar 9, 2009
55% Body of Lies (2008) A complicated movie about the war on terror with two terrific performances and a terrific director.‐ At the Movies
Posted Nov 10, 2008
60% RocknRolla (2008) This is a wonderful movie.‐ At the Movies
Posted Nov 10, 2008
45% Night at the Museum 2: Battle of the Smithsonian (2009) This is a family comedy that will entertain the kids and amuse the grown-ups. It's also a rare Hollywood sequel that's better than the original.‐ At the Movies
Posted May 26, 2009
85% Ghost Town (2008) It is alternately tender, sad and smart. It's also very funny.‐ At the Movies
Posted Nov 7, 2008
44% Lakeview Terrace (2008) The movie is directed by Neil LaBute, whose history suggests he's comfortable making his audience just uncomfortable enough to make a lasting impression.‐ At the Movies
Posted Nov 7, 2008
41% Imagine That (2009) This is a fairly likable family comedy.‐ At the Movies
Posted Jun 15, 2009
45% Soul Men (2008) It is not a perfect film but it is a nice, solid reminder of how great Bernie Mac was.‐ At the Movies
Posted Nov 10, 2008
89% Bolt (2008) The film is funny -- with a sophistication that might actually appeal more to adults. But there's still plenty for the kids to enjoy.‐ At the Movies
Posted Nov 17, 2008
68% Public Enemies (2009) I do think this is a film worth seeing, so obviously, I say see it.‐ At the Movies
Posted Jul 6, 2009
93% Frost/Nixon (2008) A terrific film.‐ At the Movies
Posted Dec 2, 2008
60% Flash of Genius (2008) There is depth, there is complexity, there is authenticity to this character.‐ At the Movies
Posted Nov 10, 2008
65% The Merry Gentleman (2009) A lot goes on in this film without much being said, a credit to Keaton, who shoots it deliberately and thoughtfully, in a film demonstrating there should be a lot more work on both sides of the camera ahead for Michael Keaton.‐ At the Movies
Posted May 11, 2009
74% Sunshine Cleaning (2009) I found this to be a really sweet, credible story -- it's emotional but rarely heavy-handed.‐ At the Movies
Posted Mar 16, 2009
65% Duplicity (2009) Gilroy keeps it all moving at a steady, stylish pace.‐ At the Movies
Posted Mar 23, 2009
76% Appaloosa (2008) Ed Harris does it better than anybody.‐ At the Movies
Posted Nov 7, 2008
93% Milk (2008) An exceptional film.‐ At the Movies
Posted Nov 24, 2008
62% Hamlet 2 (2008) The funniest Shakespearean sequel since Richard IV.‐ At the Movies
Posted Nov 7, 2008
63% The Reader (2008) I think this is a great film.‐ At the Movies
Posted Dec 8, 2008