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Amy Nicholson
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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
C+ 76% Clouds (2020) Big on hugs and scant on plot, the gentle, hazy script is jolted by dramatic moments that are quickly ushered away unresolved as if to shrug, that's life.‐ New York Times
Read More | Posted Oct 20, 2020
C- 19% Books of Blood (2020) Barker's books were confettied and assembled by leaf blower, along with a few pilfered pages from Jordan Peele‐ New York Times
Read More | Posted Oct 20, 2020
44% The Lie (2020) The film is a little bit too controlled... But there were good moments where I was yelling at the screen "What are you doing?"‐ FilmWeek (KPCC - NPR Los Angeles)
Read More | Posted Oct 9, 2020
76% Black Box (2020) There's almost a comatose nature to the film itself. I just wanted to electrify and wake it up.‐ FilmWeek (KPCC - NPR Los Angeles)
Read More | Posted Oct 9, 2020
30% The War with Grandpa (2020) It depends on your tolerance for watching Robert De Niro flash people.‐ FilmWeek (KPCC - NPR Los Angeles)
Read More | Posted Oct 9, 2020
100% Totally Under Control (2020) While you feel like you already know a lot of the information in the first half, there's still bits in here that I found really enraging and glad to hear people talk about.‐ FilmWeek (KPCC - NPR Los Angeles)
Read More | Posted Oct 9, 2020
84% Yellow Rose (2020) There's an honesty that Diane Paragas brings to this that I really respect. ‐ FilmWeek (KPCC - NPR Los Angeles)
Read More | Posted Oct 9, 2020
68% The Glorias (2020) I appreciate everything Julie Taymor is trying to do by showing the whole face of the feminist movement -- even if it is a little bit standardly done.‐ FilmWeek (KPCC - NPR Los Angeles)
Read More | Posted Oct 9, 2020
B+ 89% Unpregnant (2020) The film has a shaggy scene-by-scene charm that allows sequences to whiz by like ads for Burma Shave‐ Variety
Read More | Posted Sep 11, 2020
B 55% Coastal Elites (2020) Paul Rudnick has embraced the soliloquy as the defining art form of the era of social distance, where we poor players strut and fret our hours on the webcam.‐ New York Times
Read More | Posted Sep 10, 2020
C 34% The New Mutants (2020) The original New Mutants comics debuted in 1983, the year Johnny Ramone howled for "Psycho Therapy," and its punkish, expressionistic pages wafted spray paint. Boone's version is set in the 1990s and wallows in Gen-X ennui. ‐ New York Times
Read More | Posted Aug 28, 2020
60% Project Power (2020) This film is nonsense.‐ FilmWeek (KPCC - NPR Los Angeles)
Read More | Posted Aug 17, 2020
88% Sputnik (2020) I found this movie a little bit generic... I am really tired of these slithery things that just screech a lot. We really need new creature animation.‐ FilmWeek (KPCC - NPR Los Angeles)
Read More | Posted Aug 17, 2020
83% Skin: A History of Nudity in the Movies (2020) You will become numb to the sight of naked men and women... It is as thorough as it gets.‐ FilmWeek (KPCC - NPR Los Angeles)
Read More | Posted Aug 17, 2020
91% Prevenge (2017) It's rare to see a horror film with such a feminine point of view. ‐ FilmWeek (KPCC - NPR Los Angeles)
Read More | Posted Aug 17, 2020
63% Spree (2020) You do know exactly where this film is going to head, but I was on board. Even the detours were fun for me.‐ FilmWeek (KPCC - NPR Los Angeles)
Read More | Posted Aug 17, 2020
94% Boys State (2020) This is an outstanding documentary... It has you wondering how much politics is like Lord of the Flies.‐ FilmWeek (KPCC - NPR Los Angeles)
Read More | Posted Aug 17, 2020
94% Sound of Metal (2020) This is a very stylish film that trusts in how much we want to watch Riz Ahmed walk around, which turns out to be a lot. ‐ FilmWeek (KPCC - NPR Los Angeles)
Read More | Posted Aug 17, 2020
92% The Prince (El Principe) (2019) If you would like a movie with really beautifully lit nudity, then this is definitely the movie for you this week. ‐ FilmWeek (KPCC - NPR Los Angeles)
Read More | Posted Jul 8, 2020
15% Desperados (2020) This movie made me embarrassed to be a woman.‐ FilmWeek (KPCC - NPR Los Angeles)
Read More | Posted Jul 8, 2020
78% Homewrecker (2019) It doesn't quite gel for me, but for a movie that was made for 10 bucks, it's worth a watch.‐ FilmWeek (KPCC - NPR Los Angeles)
Read More | Posted Jul 8, 2020
No Score Yet Fire on the Hill (2018) There are these three really human stories pulling us along. I was just knocked out.‐ FilmWeek (KPCC - NPR Los Angeles)
Read More | Posted Jul 8, 2020
92% The Outpost (2020) Whenever [Caleb Landry Jones] showed up on screen, this movie kicked up from OK to awesome.‐ FilmWeek (KPCC - NPR Los Angeles)
Read More | Posted Jul 8, 2020
96% John Lewis: Good Trouble (2020) A great movie to watch now and see how a struggle gets conducted.‐ FilmWeek (KPCC - NPR Los Angeles)
Read More | Posted Jul 8, 2020
88% The Truth (La vérité) (2020) It feels like Koreeda used his awesome clout to make the kind of standard picture that we get a dozen of every year. ‐ FilmWeek (KPCC - NPR Los Angeles)
Read More | Posted Jul 8, 2020
98% Hamilton (2020) It does sometimes lose energy, but when it is good -- it is very good. ‐ FilmWeek (KPCC - NPR Los Angeles)
Read More | Posted Jul 8, 2020
No Score Yet 2 Minutes of Fame (2020) It's hard to root for this [character] to succeed. I think the film sets up a lot of interesting questions and then just softballs it with a happy ending.‐ FilmWeek (KPCC - NPR Los Angeles)
Read More | Posted Jun 12, 2020
21% Infamous (2020) It's a very thin fable where the lesson's obvious from the beginning... But I have to say that Bella Thorne is very committed to the part, and I really think that Jake Manley has an integrity to this film that makes it a stronger film than it had to be. ‐ FilmWeek (KPCC - NPR Los Angeles)
Read More | Posted Jun 12, 2020
83% Sometimes Always Never (Triple Word Score) (2020) One of those comedies that teeters on the edge of being dark, irredeemable, bitter, and funny... But it's an enjoyable film.‐ FilmWeek (KPCC - NPR Los Angeles)
Read More | Posted Jun 12, 2020
92% The Surrogate (2020) An absolutely terrific debut from Jeremy Hersh, and Jasmine Batchelor is fantastic. ‐ FilmWeek (KPCC - NPR Los Angeles)
Read More | Posted Jun 12, 2020
9% Artemis Fowl (2020) Test-marketed to death and very weak... I guess if you have kids, this will kill 90 minutes. It's very hard to sit through, though.‐ FilmWeek (KPCC - NPR Los Angeles)
Read More | Posted Jun 12, 2020
92% Da 5 Bloods (2020) Spike Lee is being so obvious in the films that he is tipping his hat to, that it almost passes through homage and turns into a statement about ownership... It feels like a reclaiming of Hollywood myths. ‐ FilmWeek (KPCC - NPR Los Angeles)
Read More | Posted Jun 12, 2020
74% The King of Staten Island (2020) There is a fascinating push-pull at the center of this, where Pete Davidson almost breaks out of the Judd Apatow template and makes a movie that feels interesting on its own.‐ FilmWeek (KPCC - NPR Los Angeles)
Read More | Posted Jun 12, 2020
100% I'm No Longer Here (Ya no estoy aquí) (2019) The one quibble that I have with this film is the tentative romance... But when the film is in Mexico, it is really special.‐ FilmWeek (KPCC - NPR Los Angeles)
Read More | Posted May 29, 2020
90% Papicha (2019) This film has such an energy to it... I had a ton of fun watching this and think people will really like it.‐ FilmWeek (KPCC - NPR Los Angeles)
Read More | Posted May 29, 2020
99% On the Record (2020) I admire the different tangents that this film goes down... There's a lot here to chew on.‐ FilmWeek (KPCC - NPR Los Angeles)
Read More | Posted May 29, 2020
87% The Infiltrators (2020) You see that these kids have so much potential to really be great leaders in this country, [but] many of them can't even go to college and so they are using their energy here. It's really spectacular that they're doing that.‐ FilmWeek (KPCC - NPR Los Angeles)
Read More | Posted May 29, 2020
70% The High Note (2020) A movie with so much love of music in its soul. I had the best time watching this.‐ FilmWeek (KPCC - NPR Los Angeles)
Read More | Posted May 29, 2020
C 32% Love Wedding Repeat (2020) The action-packed script could be a passable British farce. Alas, the director and screenwriter Dean Craig instead favors British chagrin plus an overdose of noblesse disdain‐ New York Times
Read More | Posted May 21, 2020
D 33% The Wrong Missy (2020) Lapkus embarrasses herself with confidence. Her full-throttle verve transcends the script like a water skier leaping over a Great White. ‐ New York Times
Read More | Posted May 21, 2020
43% Sergio (2020) It was good to be reminded of this man and the good men trying to make the world a better place.‐ FilmWeek (KPCC - NPR Los Angeles)
Read More | Posted Apr 20, 2020
44% Endings, Beginnings (2020) Something in this film just didn't come to life for me... There's so much here to recognize, but it's almost too ordinary.‐ FilmWeek (KPCC - NPR Los Angeles)
Read More | Posted Apr 20, 2020
96% A White, White Day (Hvítur, hvítur dagur) (2020) Riveting and quietly funny from scene to scene. It has this quiet sense of control... It's such a talent behind the lens that you become drawn into this film.‐ FilmWeek (KPCC - NPR Los Angeles)
Read More | Posted Apr 20, 2020
41% The Quarry (2020) This is usually the kind of movie that I want to soak into. I like these small-town noirs and anything with Michael Shannon usually gets a thousand bonus points from me, but this film was more just OK. ‐ FilmWeek (KPCC - NPR Los Angeles)
Read More | Posted Apr 20, 2020
70% Trolls World Tour (2020) I don't know if a six-year-old -- who the animation appears designed for in terms of style, brightness, and color -- would get any of the jokes, but as a person trapped in my house, I appreciated them.‐ FilmWeek (KPCC - NPR Los Angeles)
Read More | Posted Apr 20, 2020
C 61% The Occupant (Hogar) (2020) The film waves off character development and merely side-eyes its frustrations with capitalism in its rush to convince us that this dullard is in fact a supervillain‐ New York Times
Read More | Posted Apr 3, 2020
61% Tape (2020) It becomes heavy and clumsy, and I was brokenhearted about it because there's a bleeding, raw anger to this film. ‐ FilmWeek (KPCC - NPR Los Angeles)
Read More | Posted Mar 27, 2020
67% DOSED (2020) It feels like [the subject's] relationship with the director is either too close or not close enough. ‐ FilmWeek (KPCC - NPR Los Angeles)
Read More | Posted Mar 27, 2020
91% Uncorked (2020) This is a very simple and very lightweight [comedy], but charming in its own way.‐ FilmWeek (KPCC - NPR Los Angeles)
Read More | Posted Mar 27, 2020
56% Resistance (2020) It felt very teenager-y to me, but I'm so thrilled to now know the Marcel Marceau story. ‐ FilmWeek (KPCC - NPR Los Angeles)
Read More | Posted Mar 27, 2020