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James Verniere

James Verniere
James Verniere's reviews only count toward the Tomatometer when published at the following Tomatometer-approved publication(s): Boston Herald

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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
A- 80% Greyhound (2020) As he did in Captain Phillips and Sully, Tom Hanks proves yet again he is the cinematic master and commander of his time..a taut WWII action film...‐ Boston Herald
Read More | Posted Jul 10, 2020
A- 92% Relic (2020) A stunning feature debut by Natalie Erika James...nightmarish...a haunted house film with roots in the human psyche...truly scary.‐ Boston Herald
Read More | Posted Jul 10, 2020
B 92% Da 5 Bloods (2020) Spike Lee eyes connection between Black Lives Matter and sacrifice made by African-American soldiers in Vietnam. Mash up of Vietnam movies and footage of real-life Vietnam-era figures works for the most part. Delroy Lindo leads great cast.‐ Boston Herald
Read More | Posted Jun 12, 2020
B- 72% The King of Staten Island (2020) Davidson is hard to warm up to and the Capra-corn third act is just shameless manipulation. But the rest of the cast is top-notch.‐ Boston Herald
Read More | Posted Jun 12, 2020
A- 70% The High Note (2020) Tracee Ellis Ross is a revelation,. Dakota Jackson has never been better. Ice Cube is awards worthy.‐ Boston Herald
Read More | Posted May 29, 2020
B- 92% End of Sentence (2020) Right down to that dreary title, "End of Sentence" is a case of a first-rate cast struggling with second-rate material and uninspired direction. But worth a look. Great Irish scenery.‐ Boston Herald
Read More | Posted May 29, 2020
A- 100% Driveways (2020) Brian Dennehy delivers devastating low key turn as kind but also gruff Korean war vet, who befriends lonely boy. Hong Chau is another big plus ‐ Boston Herald
Read More | Posted May 15, 2020
A- 64% Castle in the Ground (2019) Cast is superb in this riff of Edgar Allen Poe themes in modern-day opioid addiction drama.‐ Boston Herald
Read More | Posted May 15, 2020
A 98% The Wolf House (La casa lobo) (2018) Mind-bending visuals and a crazy true story make The Wolf House entirely unique. You must see this contender for best animated film of the year.‐ Boston Herald
Read More | Posted May 15, 2020
B 40% Blood and Money (2020) The "old Rambo" formula, aided by beautiful location shooting in eastern Maine, works and Berenger keeps it real.‐ Boston Herald
Read More | Posted May 15, 2020
B 90% Bull (2020) "Bull" comes across as unschooled and humble as its characters and their lives.‐ Boston Herald
Read More | Posted May 11, 2020
A- 86% Spaceship Earth (2020) Take a ride on this terrific documentary look at the group behind Biosphere 2. Crackpots or visionaries. You decide.‐ Boston Herald
Read More | Posted May 8, 2020
A- 92% A Good Woman Is Hard to Find (2020) Stylish Irish noir with a killer femme fatale. Big move for Sarah Bolger.‐ Boston Herald
Read More | Posted May 8, 2020
B 74% The Wretched (2020) A mini-me of It with nice little touches and some big scares, although it does occasionally miss the mark. ‐ Boston Herald
Read More | Posted May 1, 2020
A- No Score Yet Our Mother's Murder (1997) Devastating Cannes-award-winning drama about young man in search of his father after decades of genocidal wars in Guatamala.‐ Boston Herald
Read More | Posted May 1, 2020
A- 94% Capital in the Twenty-First Century (2020) Enlightening documentary based on prophetic, best-selling book by French economist.‐ Boston Herald
Read More | Posted May 1, 2020
B+ No Score Yet Sword of God (Krew boga) (2020) Not quite completely coherent, yet a visionary journey into another heart of darkness. Director Konopka and dp Podgorski are two to watch.‐ Boston Herald
Read More | Posted May 1, 2020
A- 89% The Booksellers (2020) Parker Posey narrated and produced documentary is a must-see for bibliophiles.‐ Boston Herald
Read More | Posted Apr 17, 2020
A- 92% The Wild Goose Lake (Nan fang che zhan de ju hui) (2020) Great Wuhan, China-set neo-noir gangster film from auteur Yinan Diao with wuxia superstar Hu Ge in lead role. A Chinese Odd Man Out.‐ Boston Herald
Read More | Posted Apr 17, 2020
B 56% The Hunt (2020) Betty Gilpin is the Calamity Jane of Hunting Humans Movies.‐ Boston Herald
Read More | Posted Mar 13, 2020
C- 30% Bloodshot (2020) They couldn't come up with a better movie than this? Come back, Riddick.‐ Boston Herald
Read More | Posted Mar 13, 2020
C 88% Onward (2020) Completely derivative and uninspired. Harry Potter meets Indiana Jones meets the Smurfs.‐ Boston Herald
Read More | Posted Mar 7, 2020
C- 91% The Invisible Man (2020) I do not understand what people see here. It's not an s-f horror hybrid about a scientist desiring God-like power anymore. It's a bad boyfriend film with almost no science in it. Optics, indeed.‐ Boston Herald
Read More | Posted Feb 27, 2020
B+ 92% The Assistant (2020) Garner is riveting in this very relevant and fact-sourced #MeToo parable.‐ Boston Herald
Read More | Posted Feb 7, 2020
B 78% Birds of Prey (And the Fantabulous Emancipation of One Harley Quinn) (2020) Action scenes are first-rate. Robbie delivers remarkably physical performance. There is no plot.‐ Boston Herald
Read More | Posted Feb 7, 2020
C+ 29% The Rhythm Section (2020) The Rhythm Section can't keep a beat. ‐ Boston Herald
Read More | Posted Feb 1, 2020
B 75% The Gentlemen (2020) Better than expected effort from the Busby Berkeley of lad-movie mayhem. Hugh Grant is a delight as pervy PI.‐ Boston Herald
Read More | Posted Jan 24, 2020
C+ 87% Color Out of Space (2020) Uneven performances, arguably works as a spoof. Will there even be a definitive film version?‐ Boston Herald
Read More | Posted Jan 24, 2020
A- 83% Just Mercy (2020) Yes, kind of like "To Kill a Mockingbird" with Michael B. Jordan as Atticus Finch. But Jordan and Jamie Foxx make this Destin Daniel Cretton real-life, social-justice drama work.‐ Boston Herald
Read More | Posted Jan 10, 2020
A- 89% 1917 (2020) We went to war in a Sieve, indeed. A stunning (anti) war drama, evoking Otto Dix's Der Krieg cycle. A visual tour de force.‐ Boston Herald
Read More | Posted Jan 10, 2020
C+ 92% Uncut Gems (2019) Shrill, monotonous, the usual half-baked, phony Scorsese wannabe nonsense from the overrated Safdie brothers. ‐ Boston Herald
Read More | Posted Dec 29, 2019
B+ 82% High Life (2019) At times, it's a kind of space-opera "Suspiria." The brain teasing "Interstellar" is child's play next to Denis' despairing existential black hole.‐ Boston Herald
Read More | Posted Dec 20, 2019
C 72% Jumanji: The Next Level (2019) Another pointless and in this case brainless sequel.‐ Boston Herald
Read More | Posted Dec 13, 2019
A- 76% Richard Jewell (2019) The cast is outstanding. Gripping story. Bates should earn Oscar nomination. Hauser and Rockwell also award worthy.‐ Boston Herald
Read More | Posted Dec 13, 2019
B 68% Little Joe (2019) A bit too familiar but a fine cast, nice stylistic touches and a fine low-key approach.‐ Boston Herald
Read More | Posted Dec 6, 2019
C+ 72% The Aeronauts (2019) A phony, politically correct adventure based on a real event the filmmakers have chosen to alter in the hopes of recreating a past success. A fail. Jones' fictional character is named Amelia Wren, really?‐ Boston Herald
Read More | Posted Dec 6, 2019
B+ 90% Dark Waters (2019) Todd Haynes' take on corporate expose, pitting heroic lone lawyer Ruffalo against chemical giant DuPont is surprisingly conventional. But the performances sell it.‐ Boston Herald
Read More | Posted Nov 27, 2019
B- 97% Knives Out (2019) Mildly entertaining Clue-like outing with a disappointing role for Daniel Craig. Can I see Murder on the Orient Express instead?‐ Boston Herald
Read More | Posted Nov 27, 2019
B+ 82% The Report (2019) Driven by compelling and committed performances from Adam Driver and Annette Bening.‐ Boston Herald
Read More | Posted Nov 15, 2019
A 96% The Irishman (2019) A crowning achievement. The year's best film.‐ Boston Herald
Read More | Posted Nov 15, 2019
C 46% Last Christmas (2019) Leads have no chemistry. Jokes lame. Twist painful. Ho-ho-no.‐ Boston Herald
Read More | Posted Nov 8, 2019
C 77% Doctor Sleep (2019) Stephen King cannibalizes self. Flanagan cannibalizes Kubrick. ‐ Boston Herald
Read More | Posted Nov 8, 2019
B 26% Gemini Man (2019) Chase scenes and shootouts are terrific, plot and dialogue not so much. I recommend seeing this in IMAX HFR 2D.‐ Boston Herald
Read More | Posted Oct 11, 2019
B- 44% The Addams Family (2019) Not bad, but not creepy, kooky, mysterious and spooky enough.‐ Boston Herald
Read More | Posted Oct 11, 2019
B+ 68% Britt-Marie Was Here (2019) A lovely tale of reinvention from the writer of A Man Called Ove, featuring Swedish acting royalty Pernilla August.‐ Boston Herald
Read More | Posted Oct 4, 2019
A- 68% Joker (2019) Todd Phillips has made a surprisingly austere and relentlessly dark origin film. Arthur Fleck aka Joker is this generation's Travis Bickle.‐ Boston Herald
Read More | Posted Oct 4, 2019
A- 93% Monos (2019) Part Lord of the Flies, part Beasts of the Southern Wild.‐ Boston Herald
Read More | Posted Sep 27, 2019
A- 93% Miles Davis: Birth of the Cool (2019) Miles Davis is a constantly evolving musical genius in Stanley Nelson's "Miles Davis: Birth of the Cool. "‐ Boston Herald
Read More | Posted Sep 27, 2019
A- 82% Judy (2019) Zellweger busts out of movie jail and soars over the rainbow as pop culture icon in Judy.‐ Boston Herald
Read More | Posted Sep 27, 2019
A- 86% Ms. Purple (2019) Breakouts turns by lead Tiffany Chu and co-writer-director Justin Chon. A poignant and brutal portrait of siblings in L.A.'s Koreatown. ‐ Boston Herald
Read More | Posted Sep 20, 2019