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Bennett Campbell Ferguson

Bennett Campbell Ferguson
Bennett Campbell Ferguson's reviews only count toward the Tomatometer when published at the following Tomatometer-approved publication(s): Willamette Week

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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
88% Onward (2020) The film's elvish antics are mildly amusing, but when a studio known for daring both kids and adults to face the terror and beauty of intense feelings settles for making a mechanically cheery movie like Onward, it isn't just a comedown. It's cowardice.‐ Willamette Week
Read More | Posted Mar 12, 2020
95% A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood (2019) Imperfect but intensely moving.‐ Willamette Week
Read More | Posted Nov 20, 2019
47% Last Christmas (2019) Last Christmas wants to be a crowd-pleasing balm for an England mired in Brexit, but the occasional cruelty of its humor echoes the ignorance and cynicism that gave rise to Britain's stalled break with the EU in the first place.‐ Willamette Week
Read More | Posted Nov 13, 2019
92% Ford v Ferrari (2019) Ford v Ferrari is one of Mangold's most entertaining films-and that's saying something, since he directed Cop Land and Walk the Line-but it should have spent more time exploring the hubris under the hood.‐ Willamette Week
Read More | Posted Nov 13, 2019
4/4 63% Motherless Brooklyn (2019) A rich cinematic cake of melodrama and mystery, Motherless Brooklyn proves Edward Norton's directing can be almost as delicious as his acting.‐ Willamette Week
Read More | Posted Nov 8, 2019
26% Gemini Man (2019) It's time for Lee to remember the compassionate visionary he once was-and to be that visionary again.‐ Willamette Week
Read More | Posted Oct 17, 2019
82% Judy (2019) Even when the film flirts with brilliance, it is hampered by the aura of artificiality that clings to so many biopics.‐ Willamette Week
Read More | Posted Sep 26, 2019
97% Toy Story 4 (2019) The tale is cathartic and moving, especially during an impressively mature climax that reminds us we didn't just grow up with the Toy Story series. ‐ Willamette Week
Read More | Posted Jul 3, 2019
22% Dark Phoenix (2019) While the clash between Xavier's bold idealism and Magneto's brutal pragmatism has been fertile narrative ground for filmmakers in the past, Kinberg-making his directorial debut-fails to infuse the story with momentum or personality.‐ Willamette Week
Read More | Posted Jun 13, 2019
68% Pokémon Detective Pikachu (2019) Detective Pikachu may be too poorly made to be worth the price of a ticket, but you might have fun watching a bootleg copy with your friends from fifth grade...‐ Willamette Week
Read More | Posted May 20, 2019
27% UglyDolls (2019) The film may insist that its characters let their "freak flags fly," but it doubles down on safeness and cuddliness, the very things that Kim and Horvath rebelled against when they created Wage.‐ Willamette Week
Read More | Posted May 9, 2019
2/4 90% Shazam! (2019) Shazam! is a superhero movie that would have been better without superheroics. ‐ Willamette Week
Read More | Posted Apr 11, 2019
3/4 46% Dumbo (2019) Dumbo gets an electric jolt of nastiness from Keaton-whose malicious grin is a character in its own right-and Green, whose regal spunkiness confirms she's the 21st-century equivalent of Grace Kelly.‐ Willamette Week
Read More | Posted Apr 4, 2019
2/4 61% Alita: Battle Angel (2019) This results in a film whose director and protagonist have something in common-they're both pretenders, not the real deal. ‐ Willamette Week
Read More | Posted Feb 25, 2019
4/4 90% Capernaum (Capharnaüm) (2018) Capernaum is a rare movie that inspires even as it confronts the horrors its characters inflict on one another.‐ Willamette Week
Read More | Posted Feb 25, 2019
1/4 87% Tully (2018) Tully quickly becomes condescending and cruel - the script's mean-spirited jokes mocking 21st-century suburbanites are intensely off-putting.‐ Willamette Week
Read More | Posted May 10, 2018
3/4 73% Final Portrait (2018) Final Portrait never feels monotonous or claustrophobic. Using close-ups of Lord's face to capture Giacometti's perspective, Tucci thrillingly ushers us into the creative process.‐ Willamette Week
Read More | Posted Apr 12, 2018
2/4 92% The Shape of Water (2017) Director Guillermo del Toro (Pan's Labyrinth) has an expansive imagination, but his limitations as a storyteller have created a film that is beautiful but cluttered, visionary but formulaic.‐ Willamette Week
Read More | Posted Dec 14, 2017
4/4 97% Coco (2017) Pixar's transcendent fable Coco is filled with visual wonders‐ Willamette Week
Read More | Posted Nov 22, 2017
2/4 93% Thor: Ragnarok (2017) Ragnarok is a glorified commercial for next year's Avengers: Infinity War.‐ Willamette Week
Read More | Posted Nov 2, 2017
3/4 68% Breathe (2017) Under the confident, compassionate direction of Andy Serkis, the biopic of disability rights advocate Robin Cavendish (Andrew Garfield) blossoms into a rousing survival story.‐ Willamette Week
Read More | Posted Oct 26, 2017
4/4 96% The Florida Project (2017) Director Sean Baker's luminous odyssey overflows with wit and joy.‐ Willamette Week
Read More | Posted Oct 19, 2017
2/4 52% The Glass Castle (2017) The Glass Castle has a speed and gloss that seem out of place in a film adaptation of Jeannette Walls' memoir.‐ Willamette Week
Read More | Posted Aug 16, 2017
3/4 76% 13 Minutes (Elser) (2017) That may be an old story, but it's also a powerful one, especially in this age of resurgent fascism.‐ Willamette Week
Read More | Posted Aug 4, 2017
3/4 93% Endless Poetry (Poesía Sin Fin) (2017) It seizes your attention like a flamboyant ringmaster presiding over a circus that, despite being baffling, is a joy to behold.‐ Willamette Week
Read More | Posted Jul 26, 2017
2/4 88% Lady Macbeth (2017) Despite director William Oldroyd's vengeful flair and admirable exploration of the tale's racial fissures, Lady Macbeth is memorable mainly for attempting to drown its audience in misery.‐ Willamette Week
Read More | Posted Jul 26, 2017
3/4 No Score Yet 24 Hour Comic (2017) The documentary sometimes strains to please too many different demographics, yet is saved by some startlingly revealing interviews that show what drove some of its subjects to embrace a challenge that tested their artistic vigor as well as their sanity.‐ Willamette Week
Read More | Posted Jul 12, 2017
2/4 79% The Beguiled (2017) Only rarely does the film flicker with emotional life, which usually happens when the effortlessly charismatic McBurney is onscreen.‐ Willamette Week
Read More | Posted Jul 12, 2017
3/4 58% Despicable Me 3 (2017) [Despicable Me 3] eschews forced wholesomeness and delivers a truckload of dumb fun -- which, in an age when even witless entertainments like The Mummy arrive swollen with pomposity, is a minor miracle.‐ Willamette Week
Read More | Posted Jul 12, 2017
4/4 70% Cars 3 (2017) It's Pixar's gift for imbuing inanimate objects with humanity that makes you care when Cruz and Lightning lean into the curves.‐ Willamette Week
Read More | Posted Jun 28, 2017
1/4 22% The Book of Henry (2017) The film's mashing of whimsy and skin-crawling terror is grating and seem to cynically milk tragedy for entertainment.‐ Willamette Week
Read More | Posted Jun 28, 2017
2/4 88% Bill Frisell, A Portrait (2017) Can a movie qualify as a portrait if it reveals next to nothing about the family, personality and psyche of the man it portrays?‐ Willamette Week
Read More | Posted Jun 8, 2017
2/4 87% Captain Underpants: The First Epic Movie (Captain Underpants) (2017) Giddy satire gives way to lazy bombast in this animated adaptation of Dav Pilkey's children's book series.‐ Willamette Week
Read More | Posted Jun 7, 2017
2/4 87% Megan Leavey (2017) A glossy, facile and TV-ready tribute to a heroic woman who deserves a much better movie.‐ Willamette Week
Read More | Posted Jun 7, 2017
3/4 76% My Cousin Rachel (2017) Spooky, sexy and gleefully menacing.‐ Willamette Week
Read More | Posted Jun 7, 2017
1/4 45% Everything, Everything (2017) If you've been hoping to take your teenage daughter or son to a smug, facile and deeply offensive YA melodrama, here's your chance.‐ Willamette Week
Read More | Posted May 24, 2017
1/4 29% Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales (2017) Depp still charms, although his eccentricities get buried under the galumphing theatrics of directors Joaquim Rønning and Espen Sandberg.‐ Willamette Week
Read More | Posted May 24, 2017
86% The Wedding Plan (2017) [Burshstein] is a witty and masterful observer of the intersection between gender politics and faith.‐ Willamette Week
Read More | Posted May 24, 2017
1/4 70% Buster's Mal Heart (2017) The combination of this casual sadism and the movie's hollow aspirations toward Camus territory makes the whole affair unpleasant and insufferable.‐ Willamette Week
Read More | Posted May 17, 2017
2/4 18% Diary Of A Wimpy Kid: The Long Haul (2017) This crude-but-charming kiddie road movie is hard to resist.‐ Willamette Week
Read More | Posted May 17, 2017
2/4 31% King Arthur: Legend Of The Sword (2017) Though it's excellent fan service, Covenant does not deliver the beautiful horror of the Alien series' best.‐ Willamette Week
Read More | Posted May 17, 2017
1/4 53% Cezanne and I (Cézanne et Moi) (2017) Thompson forgets that Cézanne and Zola endured because they created. The movie should have tried doing the same.‐ Willamette Week
Read More | Posted Apr 19, 2017
4/4 86% The Lost City of Z (2017) Rarely has the allure of the unknown been dramatized so momentously on film, which is why you shouldn't bother reading up on the real Fawcett before you buy a ticket. The less you know, the better.‐ Willamette Week
Read More | Posted Apr 19, 2017
3/4 51% The Promise (2017) The Promise will not be denied as George powerfully dramatizes stunning acts of both savagery and decency.‐ Willamette Week
Read More | Posted Apr 19, 2017
1/4 40% Smurfs: The Lost Village (2017) Remember this, moviegoers: You deserve better than the Smurfs.‐ Willamette Week
Read More | Posted Apr 13, 2017
1/4 73% Gifted (2017) Picture Kramer vs. Kramer stripped of its turbulent emotions and cutting performances and you'll have a good idea of what it's like to suffer through this bland, tear-soaked train wreck.‐ Willamette Week
Read More | Posted Apr 12, 2017
2/4 67% Tommy's Honour (2017) The film ultimately collapses because it's too slow and tasteful to deliver the crowd-pleasing fervor that a great sports film demands.‐ Willamette Week
Read More | Posted Apr 12, 2017
2/4 53% The Boss Baby (2017) Sadly, this breathtakingly ludicrous premise is undermined by the film's insultingly obvious lessons about the virtues of teamwork.‐ Willamette Week
Read More | Posted Mar 29, 2017
2/4 49% Saban's Power Rangers (2017) At once awful and awfully amusing, this ramshackle franchise reboot fuses bad acting, worse writing and enough spunk to make the whole thing seem charming in its monumental stupidity.‐ Willamette Week
Read More | Posted Mar 29, 2017
1/4 40% The Last Word (2017) The Last Word is a mechanically sentimental film about a fiercely unsentimental woman.‐ Willamette Week
Read More | Posted Mar 23, 2017