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Sean Collier

Sean Collier
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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
8/10 96% The Painter and the Thief (2020) It would be difficult, if not impossible, to write a fictional tale of unlikely compatriots as odd, nuanced and touching as this.‐ Box Office Prophets
Read More | Posted May 27, 2020
6/10 66% The Lovebirds (2020) With Nanjiani and Rae working hard on the film's success, it's a winner - particularly on Netflix, where comedies that are smart but not laugh-out-loud have a comfortable home.‐ Box Office Prophets
Read More | Posted May 24, 2020
3/10 25% Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn Part 1 (2011) If I could explain [Breaking Dawn] in a way that would make it less weird, I would, but there is no amount of extra explanation that achieves that goal.‐ Box Office Prophets
Read More | Posted May 21, 2020
7/10 89% Up from the Streets: New Orleans: The City of Music (2019) There's no narrative innovation here ... but none is necessary. The music of New Orleans speaks for itself, making its own case as a vital wellspring.‐ Box Office Prophets
Read More | Posted May 18, 2020
8/10 92% The Vast of Night (2020) A certain slowness works brilliantly for Pattinson, a budding master of beautiful, languid staging.‐ Box Office Prophets
Read More | Posted May 18, 2020
5/10 47% Arkansas (2020) Duke shows great promise as a writer and potential as a director, but serious problems as a one-man shop.‐ Box Office Prophets
Read More | Posted May 10, 2020
8/10 91% A Good Woman Is Hard to Find (2020) The engine of the project, however, is undoubtedly Bolger ... this is not a character with a limited palette, and Bolger knows how to make her a firework.‐ Box Office Prophets
Read More | Posted May 10, 2020
7/10 87% Spaceship Earth (2020) Spaceship Earth isn't as critical (or as juicy) as you'd like it to be. The project remains such a bizarre corner of history, however, that the film is worth a look.‐ Box Office Prophets
Read More | Posted May 10, 2020
9/10 96% The Fugitive (1993) It's a film that uses its spectacle to set up its characters, rather than to pay off its stakes.‐ Box Office Prophets
Read More | Posted May 9, 2020
4/10 22% Stigmata (1999) If you enjoy ... editing that doesn't so much create jump scares as intrusive walls of displeasure, you'll get all that from Stigmata.‐ Box Office Prophets
Read More | Posted May 9, 2020
9/10 58% All Day and a Night (2020) This is a strong story from a skilled filmmaker; with these actors telling it, it's almost essential.‐ Box Office Prophets
Read More | Posted May 5, 2020
6/10 74% The Wretched (2020) The brothers are more skilled behind the camera; in pacing and tone, The Wretched is effective, with a compelling air of mystery.‐ Box Office Prophets
Read More | Posted May 1, 2020
6/10 86% What She Said: The Art of Pauline Kael (2019) If What She Said is clunky, however, it hardly matters. Kael's life and influence is worth preserving and celebrating; the movie achieves that goal.‐ Box Office Prophets
Read More | Posted May 1, 2020
6/10 68% Extraction (2020) The film is a slight success. Just be prepared for buckets of blood and relatively little substance.‐ Box Office Prophets
Read More | Posted Apr 27, 2020
6/10 82% Porno (2020) The humor often works, the pace is brisk and the cursed images are suitably hypnotic.‐ Box Office Prophets
Read More | Posted Apr 24, 2020
8/10 94% Beastie Boys Story (2020) With director Spike Jonze helming both the film and the stage show, the beats are tight and the entertainment undeniable.‐ Box Office Prophets
Read More | Posted Apr 24, 2020
7/10 67% Teachers (1984) Teachers is so head-tiltingly different, to a modern viewer, that it's worth a curious watch.‐ Box Office Prophets
Read More | Posted Apr 20, 2020
4/10 44% Sergio (2020) Does a standard-issue biopic become more interesting when its subject is relatively unknown? Turns out, it does not.‐ Box Office Prophets
Read More | Posted Apr 17, 2020
7/10 39% The Quarry (2020) The Quarry is ultimately a curious film and not a great one, but Whigham and Shannon carry it without much trouble.‐ Box Office Prophets
Read More | Posted Apr 16, 2020
7/10 100% Driveways (2019) Driveways is small, bittersweet and kind. Chau and Dennehy give lovely but understated, unshowy performances.‐ Box Office Prophets
Read More | Posted Apr 16, 2020
4/10 88% The Dog Doc (2020) The Dog Doc is sometimes compelling, and Goldstein is an interesting subject ... Unfortunately, the film also veers close to the language of the anti-vaccine movement.‐ Box Office Prophets
Read More | Posted Apr 13, 2020
5/10 50% Pain & Gain (2013) It has genuine moments of comedy, which are swiftly undercut by off-putting violence.‐ Box Office Prophets
Read More | Posted Apr 11, 2020
6/10 31% Love Wedding Repeat (2020) I'm pretty sure I liked Love. Wedding. Repeat specifically because it's a damn mess.‐ Box Office Prophets
Read More | Posted Apr 11, 2020
8/10 60% The Occupant (Hogar) (2020) There's an interesting genre creep at hand in "The Occupant." At its outset, it is a domestic drama; by the conclusion, it's a tense, dark thriller. The transition is very careful - and fascinating to watch.‐ Pittsburgh Magazine
Read More | Posted Apr 8, 2020
9/10 99% Never Rarely Sometimes Always (2020) The pairing of director and star is dynamic; Hittman and Flanigan are equally committed to speaking loudly without saying a word.‐ Box Office Prophets
Read More | Posted Apr 8, 2020
5/10 20% Coffee & Kareem (2020) Fortunately, Coffee & Kareem has an excellent supporting cast ... without them, the movie wouldn't be worth watching. With them, it (just barely) is.‐ Box Office Prophets
Read More | Posted Apr 4, 2020
8/10 82% The Traitor (2020) Both The Irishman and The Traitor explore how hollow the back half of a criminal life can be.‐ Box Office Prophets
Read More | Posted Apr 2, 2020
7/10 82% Daniel Isn't Real (2019) Daniel Isn't Real is a sturdy genre effort worthy of a wider audience.‐ Box Office Prophets
Read More | Posted Apr 1, 2020
6/10 93% Uncorked (2020) It's handsomely if humbly rendered, with some strong performances and an enjoyable, quiet determination.‐ Pittsburgh Magazine
Read More | Posted Mar 27, 2020
7/10 74% Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them (2016) All of the action around Newt's missing beasts is enjoyable, and many of the creatures (more Nifflers, please) are irresistible.‐ Box Office Prophets
Read More | Posted Mar 27, 2020
1/10 33% The Hangover Part II (2011) This is a movie of bad things happening to relatively bad people, with precious little humor to break up the ugliness.‐ Box Office Prophets
Read More | Posted Mar 27, 2020
7/10 59% The Sum of All Fears (2002) The movie, directed by Field of Dreams helmer Phil Alden Robinson, feels a bit antiquated, with more '90s hallmarks than 21st-century touches.‐ Box Office Prophets
Read More | Posted Mar 27, 2020
4/10 92% Antz (1998) [Antz is] a bizarre, tonally dissonant mess of a movie. Apparently we were willing to overlook such issues 22 years ago.‐ Box Office Prophets
Read More | Posted Mar 27, 2020
5/10 31% Bloodshot (2020) The result is nearly equally balanced between bad and good - the kind of movie worth watching if you're curious (or, say, if you're stuck at home for an extended period).‐ Pittsburgh Magazine
Read More | Posted Mar 26, 2020
7/10 82% The Platform (El Hoyo) (2019) Freshman feature director Galder Gaztelu-Urrutia ... present[s] brutal reality and moments of fantastic madness with an equally blunt, relentless approach.‐ Pittsburgh Magazine
Read More | Posted Mar 20, 2020
8/10 84% Big Time Adolescence (2020) Big Time Adolescence, a compelling comedy from freshman writer/director Jason Orley, doesn't break new ground ... but it does offer a fascinating study in contrast.‐ Pittsburgh Magazine
Read More | Posted Mar 17, 2020
7/10 73% Lost Girls (2020) Lost Girls, a narrative drama from the accomplished documentary filmmaker Liz Garbus, strikes an impressive balance with its difficult subject matter.‐ Pittsburgh Magazine
Read More | Posted Mar 13, 2020
4/10 56% The Hunt (2020) Neither the script ... nor the direction ... is savvy enough to make a clear point, let alone a good one.‐ Pittsburgh Magazine
Read More | Posted Mar 11, 2020
6/10 38% Spenser Confidential (2020) There's very little here that will stick with you more than ten minutes after Netflix serves up another title ... but it's a pleasant way to pass an afternoon.‐ Pittsburgh Magazine
Read More | Posted Mar 6, 2020
9/10 88% Onward (2020) Onward is often poignant and never treacly.‐ Pittsburgh Magazine
Read More | Posted Mar 4, 2020
5/10 86% Emma. (2020) The film's bright spot is Taylor-Joy ... She is charming and captivating; unfortunately, the same cannot be said for the film around her.‐ Pittsburgh Magazine
Read More | Posted Mar 3, 2020
No Score Yet CatVideoFest 2020 (2020) Even dog people ... will find the kittens too lovable to resist.‐ Pittsburgh Magazine
Read More | Posted Feb 28, 2020
8/10 92% The Invisible Man (2020) Whannell - and, apparently, Universal - remembered that the best horror subs a supernatural demon for a real-life variety.‐ Pittsburgh Magazine
Read More | Posted Feb 27, 2020
4/10 37% Michael (1996) Even as you're inclined to root for the film's folksy earnestness, you're put off by some of its bizarre plot points and general weirdness.‐ Box Office Prophets
Read More | Posted Feb 24, 2020
2/10 61% The Call of the Wild (2020) In the end, there's only an artificial hound gamboling across screensaver-quality vistas.‐ Pittsburgh Magazine
Read More | Posted Feb 20, 2020
9/10 74% The Lodge (2020) The Lodge [is] a deft, vivid work of careful horror.‐ Pittsburgh Magazine
Read More | Posted Feb 20, 2020
6/10 37% Downhill (2020) Perhaps those coming to Downhill with fresh eyes will feel differently; I think, however, the ending reduces the film from a quiet success to a middling effort.‐ Pittsburgh Magazine
Read More | Posted Feb 13, 2020
8/10 94% Speed (1994) The chemistry between Bullock and Reeves is great ... More importantly, however, Speed knows and embraces its own silliness - without sacrificing the stakes.‐ Box Office Prophets
Read More | Posted Feb 10, 2020
8/10 78% Birds of Prey (And the Fantabulous Emancipation of One Harley Quinn) (2020) The result is a slapstick firework display of pleasantly cartoonish mayhem.‐ Pittsburgh Magazine
Read More | Posted Feb 6, 2020
9/10 72% Horse Girl (2020) Sarah is intriguing, sympathetic and likable, thanks to Brie's excellent performance. In her capable hands, Sarah is a frantic, vibrant eruption of pained, complex life.‐ Pittsburgh Magazine
Read More | Posted Feb 6, 2020