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Margot Harrison

Margot Harrison
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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
4/5 79% Birds of Prey (And the Fantabulous Emancipation of One Harley Quinn) (2020) It's kind of a blast, and its themes of solidarity feel surprisingly genuine.‐ Seven Days
Read More | Posted Feb 12, 2020
3.5/5 62% Gretel & Hansel (2020) Gretel & Hansel is a trippy twist on Grimm that might have been more effective as a short than a feature, given its relative paucity of plot and world building. But it's bracing to see such an odd film on the big screen.‐ Seven Days
Read More | Posted Feb 6, 2020
2/5 12% The Turning (2020) James showed that the uncertainties of well-crafted psychological horror can be the stuff of a classic. The Turning, by contrast, has no screws to turn.‐ Seven Days
Read More | Posted Jan 29, 2020
1.5/5 15% Dolittle (2020) Was the surreal cockroach chorus line in Cats the highlight of your holiday moviegoing? Are you unafraid of walking through the Uncanny Valley where disturbingly realistic CG critters reside? You're in luck.‐ Seven Days
Read More | Posted Jan 23, 2020
4/5 83% Just Mercy (2020) Superlative performances across the board - particularly those of Foxx, Nelson and Rob Morgan as another inmate - give the story an authentic weight.‐ Seven Days
Read More | Posted Jan 15, 2020
3.5/5 80% A Hidden Life (2019) Malick creates a rapturous, devastating film about the price of conscience.‐ Seven Days
Read More | Posted Jan 9, 2020
2.5/5 71% Jumanji: The Next Level (2019) Once again, the characters must complete a generic quest in a series of generic settings enlivened by ferocious digital beasts.‐ Seven Days
Read More | Posted Dec 18, 2019
4/5 96% The Irishman (2019) Winding and anecdotal as The Irishman sometimes is, that last hour is up there with the best work Scorsese has done.‐ Seven Days
Read More | Posted Dec 11, 2019
4.5/5 97% Knives Out (2019) To see it is to be reminded that razor-sharp dialogue is as dazzling as any special effect.‐ Seven Days
Read More | Posted Dec 4, 2019
3.5/5 77% Frozen II (2019) The visual textures of the Frozen world remain sumptuous, from the jewel-toned forest to the foamy ocean waves that Elsa confronts in a breathtaking sequence.‐ Seven Days
Read More | Posted Nov 27, 2019
3/5 63% The Good Liar (2019) The movie's advertising emphasizes the Mirren/McKellen matchup, and anyone who comes primarily to see two acting giants play off each other won't be disappointed on that score.‐ Seven Days
Read More | Posted Nov 20, 2019
3.5/5 97% Pain and Glory (Dolor y gloria) (2019) A film about aging and retrospection, it's a series of solid scenes that don't build to much; not a lot "stays with you." But one of its saving graces is that you get the sense Almodóvar might be OK with that.‐ Seven Days
Read More | Posted Nov 13, 2019
4/5 90% The Lighthouse (2019) The Lighthouse doesn't have much of a plot beyond "Things are bad and getting worse." But the conflict between the principals keeps us engaged, aided by their florid dialogue. ‐ Seven Days
Read More | Posted Nov 6, 2019
2.5/5 61% The Current War: Director's Cut (2019) With every scene, the director seems to shoot for the relatability, artistic daring and historical gravitas that Steven Spielberg combined in Lincoln, yet the result is more like Bohemian Rhapsody without the music.‐ Seven Days
Read More | Posted Oct 30, 2019
2/5 67% Zombieland: Double Tap (2019) It's as if the filmmakers are so embarrassed by their own derivative material that they're trying to hide it with a veneer of hipness, rather than finding ways to revitalize it.‐ Seven Days
Read More | Posted Oct 23, 2019
3.5/5 81% Abominable (2019) Written and directed by Jill Culton, Abominable is above par for a family animation.‐ Seven Days
Read More | Posted Oct 2, 2019
4/5 88% Brittany Runs a Marathon (2019) Bell's performance holds it all together.‐ Seven Days
Read More | Posted Sep 25, 2019
5/5 87% The Nightingale (2019) [Writer-director Jennifer] Kent grapples earnestly with uncomfortable questions... and she reaches some powerful conclusions.‐ Seven Days
Read More | Posted Sep 18, 2019
3/5 63% It Chapter Two (2019) It Chapter Two is still entertaining - though, at nearly three hours, it sometimes wears out its welcome.‐ Seven Days
Read More | Posted Sep 11, 2019
4.5/5 96% American Factory (2019) To see it is to ask ourselves tough questions about what we expect from work and life, and about where the quest for "efficiency" ends.‐ Seven Days
Read More | Posted Sep 4, 2019
3/5 96% The Peanut Butter Falcon (2019) The Peanut Butter Falcon is at its best when it simply lets the unlikely, touching friendship at its center unfold.‐ Seven Days
Read More | Posted Aug 29, 2019
2.5/5 49% Where'd You Go, Bernadette (2019) Except as a showcase for Cate Blanchett's turn as the title character, the film version of Bernadette is a lost cause.‐ Seven Days
Read More | Posted Aug 22, 2019
3.5/5 78% Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark (2019) While the elements never quite gel, Scary Stories does its darnedest to tie the hoary old trope of a forbidden tome to a message about questioning the official narrative.‐ Seven Days
Read More | Posted Aug 14, 2019
4/5 98% The Farewell (2019) The second feature from writer-director Lulu Wang is a quiet, gracefully made examination of the Chinese diaspora, cross-cultural differences, and life and death in an extended family.‐ Seven Days
Read More | Posted Aug 7, 2019
4/5 58% Under the Silver Lake (2019) Visually enthralling, it shamelessly embraces the tinselly dazzle of its setting. Yet it's no empty creation, achieving unlikely moments of poignancy when the absurdity somehow seems to make all the sense in the world.‐ Seven Days
Read More | Posted Jul 31, 2019
3.5/5 92% Wild Rose (2019) If Rose-Lynn alienates us with her recklessness, she wins us back with her transparency, never quite hiding the self-doubts behind the bravado.‐ Seven Days
Read More | Posted Jul 24, 2019
2.5/5 83% Crawl (2019) It's generous in the misfortunes it heaps on its protagonists but minimal in scope.‐ Seven Days
Read More | Posted Jul 17, 2019
4.5/5 83% Midsommar (2019) This is a film that lives or dies on its artistry and atmosphere - and for me, it lived.‐ Seven Days
Read More | Posted Jul 10, 2019
5/5 93% The Last Black Man in San Francisco (2019) It's a classic underdog story that is also a tender, raging elegy for a whole way of life.‐ Seven Days
Read More | Posted Jul 3, 2019
4/5 97% Toy Story 4 (2019) Bright and shiny, with much of the third act set in and around a carnival, Toy Story 4 boasts impressive animation.‐ Seven Days
Read More | Posted Jun 26, 2019
3/5 No Score Yet Wetware (2017) Ultimately, the many compelling plot strands in Wetware don't quite cohere.‐ Seven Days
Read More | Posted Jun 21, 2019
2/5 23% Dark Phoenix (2019) Here, a few sharply written scenes might have sufficed to clarify Jean's character, but she remains an icon in search of a personality.‐ Seven Days
Read More | Posted Jun 12, 2019
4.5/5 97% Booksmart (2019) It's easy for a movie to spout platitudes about female solidarity, but these two feel like the real deal.‐ Seven Days
Read More | Posted May 29, 2019
3.5/5 90% John Wick: Chapter 3 - Parabellum (2019) It's absurd, but so is everything about John Wick movies, and knowingly so.‐ Seven Days
Read More | Posted May 22, 2019
2/5 14% The Hustle (2019) You know a remake is bad when it tempts you to doubt the merits of the original.‐ Seven Days
Read More | Posted May 15, 2019
3.5/5 82% High Life (2019) Denis may have pulled off a bait-and-switch: High Life promises a Moon-like showcase for Pattinson.‐ Seven Days
Read More | Posted May 8, 2019
4/5 94% Avengers: Endgame (2019) To see Endgame with a crowd is to remember what moviegoing once was and still can be: a group experience of grief and joy. It's a reason to assemble.‐ Seven Days
Read More | Posted May 1, 2019
1.5/5 29% The Curse of La Llorona (2019) The Conjuring movies turned these formulas into a science, at their best milking them for genuine shudders. But the tricks are growing tired.‐ Seven Days
Read More | Posted Apr 24, 2019
3.5/5 89% Missing Link (2019) To the extent that Missing Link is really, stealthily, about generational insecurities, it should appeal to the same adult viewers who loved Wes Anderson's Fantastic Mr. Fox.‐ Seven Days
Read More | Posted Apr 17, 2019
3/5 58% Pet Sematary (2019) The filmmakers tone down the silliness - at least for a while - and alter the midpoint twist in a way that, whatever King loyalists may think of it, generates a few genuinely disturbing scenes.‐ Seven Days
Read More | Posted Apr 10, 2019
2.5/5 47% Dumbo (2019) This Dumbo is less likely to induce existential despair in young viewers, yet it's unclear whose story it is now and why we should care.‐ Seven Days
Read More | Posted Apr 3, 2019
4.5/5 93% Us (2019) When it comes to delivering visceral scares, horror fans may find it wanting. Yet it's the kind of movie that could just haunt your dreams.‐ Seven Days
Read More | Posted Mar 27, 2019
4/5 70% Climax (2019) Dancing with the devil never looked quite so good.‐ Seven Days
Read More | Posted Mar 20, 2019
3/5 78% Captain Marvel (2019) Larson's comedy chemistry with Jackson makes for good '90s-style buddy action.‐ Seven Days
Read More | Posted Mar 13, 2019
2/5 60% Greta (2019) Building suspense takes patience that [director Neil] Jordan doesn't display here.‐ Seven Days
Read More | Posted Mar 6, 2019
3.5/5 93% Fighting with My Family (2019) Writer-director Stephen Merchant (cocreator of The Office) gives the potentially shopworn material a heartfelt zest by making the story as gritty and funny as it is inspirational.‐ Seven Days
Read More | Posted Feb 27, 2019
3.5/5 70% Isn't It Romantic (2019) While it may not be bold, it's still funny.‐ Seven Days
Read More | Posted Feb 20, 2019
3.5/5 85% The LEGO Movie 2: The Second Part (2019) It's a solid construction with plenty of laughs and a surprisingly cogent message.‐ Seven Days
Read More | Posted Feb 13, 2019
2.5/5 22% Miss Bala (2019) in the process of making Miss Bala into a more upbeat, empowering survival tale, Hardwicke has lost almost all of what made the original riveting.‐ Seven Days
Read More | Posted Feb 6, 2019
2/5 20% Serenity (2019) Serenity would get more points for originality if its central conceit hadn't been done before and better, but it does earn itself a place in the annals of cinematic WTFs. ‐ Seven Days
Read More | Posted Jan 30, 2019