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Beth Accomando
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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
79% Let Him Go (2020) These two women give the film its formidable backbone and chief interest. Sadly the rest of the film isn't quite as compelling or as fully realized.‐ KPBS.org
Read More | Posted Nov 13, 2020
84% Freaky (2020) Landon isn't quite as clever riffing on horror cliches in Freaky as in the Death Day films.‐ KPBS.org
Read More | Posted Nov 13, 2020
83% Martin Eden (2020) Martin Eden is a film full of passion and politics, romance and tragedy, intimacy and epic sweep.‐ KPBS.org
Read More | Posted Oct 23, 2020
99% Time (2020) Time wants us to understand that injustice is not just about innocent people wrongfully imprisoned but also about guilty people whose punishments do not fit their crimes. Time states it case with compassion and a stunning sense of artistry.‐ KPBS.org
Read More | Posted Oct 15, 2020
69% The Glorias (2020) The film has wonderful flights of creative fancy. Taymor captures the times she depicts well and reminds us what that surge of protest for women's rights felt like.‐ KPBS.org
Read More | Posted Oct 8, 2020
90% The Trial of the Chicago 7 (2020) The film looks to the role of protest and the government's reaction to it in a way that is enlightening as we face new protests now.‐ KPBS.org
Read More | Posted Oct 8, 2020
81% I'm Thinking of Ending Things (2020) That's really my idea of a great film, one that inspires you to think about it and one that you just want to see again so you can discuss all its possibilities.‐ KPBS.org
Read More | Posted Oct 2, 2020
64% The Devil All the Time (2020) While there are some striking moments in the narrative, director Antonio Campos just doesn't seem to try that hard to give depth to the characters...‐ KPBS.org
Read More | Posted Oct 2, 2020
76% Spiral (2019) It manages to be both decidedly dark yet with a hope for humanity. I was pleasantly surprised by the film.‐ KPBS.org
Read More | Posted Oct 2, 2020
28% Antebellum (2020) Antebellum is so aggravatingly disappointing because it misses such a great opportunity to use the horror genre for pointed social commentary...‐ KPBS.org
Read More | Posted Oct 2, 2020
78% The Milk of Sorrow (La Teta Asustada) (2010) Llosa, in only her second feature, reveals a maturity and confidence of a more experienced filmmaker.‐ KPBS.org
Read More | Posted Sep 23, 2020
100% All In: The Fight for Democracy (2020) All In vigorously and passionately presents its case and assembles an article group of people to argue its points. It connects the dots through history, shines a light on how voter suppression can impact elections, and urges activism.‐ KPBS.org
Read More | Posted Sep 17, 2020
92% The Personal History of David Copperfield (2020) The Personal History of David Copperfield is a streamlined and lively adaptation of Dickens' beloved classic that can bring joy at a time when I feel like we need it.‐ KPBS.org
Read More | Posted Sep 10, 2020
81% #Unfit: The Psychology of Donald Trump (2020) It may not be reach viewers whose minds it wants to change. But to those willing to listen, it offers a terrifying warning.‐ KPBS.org
Read More | Posted Sep 3, 2020
92% Nomad: In the Footsteps of Bruce Chatwin (2020) Nomad is amazing, inspiring, and just beautiful to look at and listen to.‐ KPBS.org
Read More | Posted Sep 3, 2020
92% Desert One (2020) Desert One is a compellingly told, surprisingly intimate, and meticulously researched documentary but I wish it also looked for deeper insights.‐ KPBS.org
Read More | Posted Aug 21, 2020
97% Song Without a Name (Canción sin nombre) (2020) León's film has a deep sadness at its core yet it does not abandon all hope for change. It's a haunting first feature that engages more as a visual poem than conventional narrative but it proves deeply affecting.‐ KPBS.org
Read More | Posted Aug 10, 2020
94% Train to Busan (Busanhaeng) (2016) ...one of the best zombie films ever...‐ KPBS.org
Read More | Posted Aug 7, 2020
89% Zombie for Sale (2019) The film riffs on a lot of previous zombie films from "Land of the Dead" to "Warm Bodies" to "Zombieland," yet director Lee Min-jae manages to somehow keep it all fresh and decidedly funny.‐ KPBS.org
Read More | Posted Aug 3, 2020
10/10 100% Inmate #1: The Rise of Danny Trejo (2019) Harvey takes advantage of the access he has to Trejo's life and crafts an insightful, thoughtful and beautifully executed portrait of this amazing person. ‐ KPBS.org
Read More | Posted Jul 9, 2020
92% Da 5 Bloods (2020) No matter what complaints I might have about certain aspects of the film, the emotional impact of Paul's final confrontation with his past is so powerful, so heartbreaking and so well realized that it makes up for any of the film's shortcomings.‐ KPBS.org
Read More | Posted Jun 25, 2020
92% The Vast of Night (2020) It's a clever and refreshing approaching to telling a rather familiar sci-fi tale of aliens living above us. The film's smartly crafted to embrace its limitations and turn them into advantages.‐ KPBS.org
Read More | Posted May 29, 2020
90% Blood Quantum (2020) ...kudos to filmmaker Jeff Barnaby for tweaking genre expectations to deliver something entertaining and clever but not quite in the genius realm...‐ KPBS.org
Read More | Posted May 1, 2020
74% The Wretched (2020) ...a formulaic horror tale that fails to develop an interesting mythology for its witchy creature but it is a showcase for practical effects and boasts solid production values. It just needed a better script.‐ KPBS.org
Read More | Posted May 1, 2020
71% Our Mothers (Nuestras Madres) (2019) I'm sure that the story will resonate more fully with those who are more familiar with Guatemala's history but "Nuestras Madres" is also a personal story that will connect with anyone.‐ KPBS.org
Read More | Posted May 1, 2020
70% Trolls World Tour (2020) The film assembles some strong vocal talent and yes it's message is a good one of can't we all get along and be accepting of all our differences. But knowing there are so many better animated films out there to show to kids...‐ KPBS.org
Read More | Posted Apr 20, 2020
92% The Wild Goose Lake (Nan fang che zhan de ju hui) (2020) If you want something that is not formulaic or by the book, then check out this bold, beautiful and brutal film.‐ KPBS.org
Read More | Posted Apr 20, 2020
38% Wendy (2020) ...a wonderful film full of both enchantment and a gritty sense of the real world.‐ KPBS.org
Read More | Posted Mar 13, 2020
86% Zombi Child (2020) Bonello gives the film a hypnotic visual style and languorous, elliptical narrative style. ‐ KPBS.org
Read More | Posted Feb 14, 2020
74% Harriet (2019) This story has taken too long to be told on screen but Lemmons and Erivo do it justice.‐ KPBS.org
Read More | Posted Jan 24, 2020
92% Uncut Gems (2019) It's a film I can't help thinking about so now I'm itching to see it again and willing to put myself through this exquisitely well-crafted ringer one more time.‐ KPBS.org
Read More | Posted Dec 26, 2019
95% Little Women (2019) I loved Gerwig's Ladybird where the characters felt more real and more interestingly flawed, but "Little Women" has too much homespun sweetness and feel-good cheeriness for my taste.‐ KPBS.org
Read More | Posted Dec 26, 2019
51% Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker (2019) If Star Wars has been a part of your life like it has been mine then you have to see The Rise of Skywalker. The good news is that you will also be happy you did.‐ KPBS.org
Read More | Posted Dec 20, 2019
84% Waves (2019) Indie director Trey Edward Shults delivers visual poetry.‐ KPBS.org
Read More | Posted Dec 12, 2019
24% The Warrior Queen of Jhansi (2019) While I am glad it opened my eyes to this warrior woman of the 1800s who dared defy the British, I'm frustrated that the filmmakers failed to find a way to bring the story to life with more artistry.‐ KPBS.org
Read More | Posted Nov 27, 2019
82% The Report (2019) It's a film that preaches to the converted and will not change any minds on the topic but it is good to have a film like this to remind us how fragile truth can be.‐ KPBS.org
Read More | Posted Nov 27, 2019
92% Ford v Ferrari (2019) An entertaining film that captures the corporate world better than the racing one.‐ KPBS.org
Read More | Posted Nov 27, 2019
96% The Irishman (2019) It's fascinating to see how Scorsese revisits flourishes from his past films but with this sense of an old man's weariness. But it reflects the weariness and age of the character not of Scorsese as a filmmaker -- he is as vigorous as ever.‐ KPBS.org
Read More | Posted Nov 21, 2019
74% We Are the Flesh (Tenemos la carne) (2017) A brutal, intense story with a riveting performance by Noe Hernandez...‐ KPBS.org
Read More | Posted Oct 10, 2019
87% The Good Girls (Las niñas bien) (2018) Mesmerizing from its first frame...‐ KPBS.org
Read More | Posted Oct 10, 2019
No Score Yet Dulce familia (2019) Comedy with a little more on its mind...Dulce Familia that delivers a message of body positivity with humor.‐ KPBS.org
Read More | Posted Oct 10, 2019
68% Joker (2019) One of the main problems I have with the film is its inability to decide what it wants to be.‐ KPBS.org
Read More | Posted Oct 4, 2019
83% Ad Astra (2019) Ad Astra is gorgeous to look at with Pitt's gracefully aging face and a magnificently rendered galaxy to swoon over but it's emotionally hollow and ultimately disappointing.‐ KPBS.org
Read More | Posted Sep 20, 2019
86% The Nightingale (2019) It's still a good film just not a great one. Kent has talent and is fearless in tackling emotionally difficult terrain so I look forward to what she does next.‐ KPBS.org
Read More | Posted Aug 16, 2019
78% Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark (2019) Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark delivers a fun horror tale that is visually seductive but it's not something that I am likely to add to my film collection or seek out for multiple viewings.‐ KPBS.org
Read More | Posted Aug 8, 2019
67% Fast & Furious Presents: Hobbs & Shaw (2019) It's hard to imagine how anyone could fail at such low hanging fruit, but the creative team behind Hobbs and Shaw do.‐ KPBS.org
Read More | Posted Aug 2, 2019
85% Once Upon a Time In Hollywood (2019) [The film] weaves a bittersweet tale of Hollywood as a place where dreams can come true, careers can crash and burn, people can be resurrected, and history can even be rewritten. I don't think a Tarantino film has ever moved me emotionally before.‐ KPBS.org
Read More | Posted Jul 26, 2019
95% Be Natural: The Untold Story of Alice Guy-Blaché (2019) Filmmaker Pamela B. Green has an obvious passion for her subject and did an amazing job uncovering new material about Alice Guy Blaché. Yet the film itself suffers from some serious flaws.‐ KPBS.org
Read More | Posted Jul 11, 2019
91% Spider-Man: Far From Home (2019) "Spider-Man: Far From Home" was enjoyable enough to watch but I don't feel any desire to revisit it.‐ KPBS.org
Read More | Posted Jun 27, 2019
92% The Last Black Man in San Francisco (2019) Joe Talbot displays an assurance of style as he meticulously orchestrates gorgeous visuals, a haunting score and deeply felt performances. The film works a kind of alchemy as it holds you rapt from the first frame to last.‐ KPBS.org
Read More | Posted Jun 20, 2019