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Micheal Compton

Micheal Compton
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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
B- 71% Babysplitters (2020) Babysplitters is the kind of movie that could have gone horribly wrong, a comedy about parenthood with a rather strange setup. Yet writer/director Sam Friedlander makes this work with help from a solid cast.‐ Bowling Green Daily News
Read More | Posted Jul 30, 2020
C+ 73% The Rental (2020) All of the good will from the acting and directing can't overcome a script that feels more like a rough draft than a complete work.‐ Bowling Green Daily News
Read More | Posted Jul 24, 2020
A- 93% Palm Springs (2020) Samberg's goofy charm is perfect for Nyles, but Milioti is just as charming. They create such wonderful chemistry that you can't help but be emotionally invested in their journey.‐ Bowling Green Daily News
Read More | Posted Jul 17, 2020
B 92% Relic (2020) James' style and slow build may not be for everyone, but fans of horror films -- specifically haunted house movies -- will be rewarded for their patience. Relic may borrow from other films, but it creates something truly original and impressive.‐ Bowling Green Daily News
Read More | Posted Jul 10, 2020
B 81% The Old Guard (2020) The Old Guard proves to be a fresh spin on the genre -- with Charlize Theron leading the way and Love and Basketball director Gina Prince-Bythewood showing a keen eye with some well-staged action sequences.‐ Bowling Green Daily News
Read More | Posted Jul 10, 2020
B- 47% My Spy (2020) This family comedy featuring former WWE superstar Dave Bautista is the perfect bit of summer escapism -- light and breezy fun that exceeded my rather low expectations.‐ Bowling Green Daily News
Read More | Posted Jul 2, 2020
C 40% Irresistible (2020) It's as if Stewart has something to say but doesn't want to rock the boat, electing to make something safe and down the middle that winds up being mediocre and forgettable.‐ Bowling Green Daily News
Read More | Posted Jun 25, 2020
D+ 41% You Should Have Left (2020) Sure some of it is visually appealing, but it comes off as a low rent attempt to recreate the isolation of The Shining.‐ Bowling Green Daily News
Read More | Posted Jun 19, 2020
F 9% Artemis Fowl (2020) Branagh is saddled with a script that is so convoluted that most of the dialogue consists of explaining to the audience what they have just seen on the screen.‐ Bowling Green Daily News
Read More | Posted Jun 18, 2020
A 92% Da 5 Bloods (2020) Lindo's performance alone makes Da 5 Bloods well worth your time, but fortunately the film offers so much more. It offers us a chance to see Lee at the top of his craft, creating 2020's first true Oscar contender.‐ Bowling Green Daily News
Read More | Posted Jun 12, 2020
A- 73% The King of Staten Island (2020) What Apatow has really done here, though, is used Davidson's own experiences to create something fresh and original. It's funny and poignant with some of the best writing of any film in 2020 to date.‐ Bowling Green Daily News
Read More | Posted Jun 11, 2020
36% Under the Cherry Moon (1986) Something that is both beautiful (Michael Ballhaus' cinematography is exquisite) and bizarre -- a screwball comedy where Prince and Benton gleefully ham it up for the camera. ‐ Bowling Green Daily News
Read More | Posted Jun 4, 2020
B- 69% The High Note (2020) The High Note works because of Johnson and Ross... Like the rest of the cast, they are just likable, providing the audience with a film that doesn't try to be anything more than light entertainment, and hits that mark quite effectively.‐ Bowling Green Daily News
Read More | Posted May 28, 2020
C 65% The Lovebirds (2020) Nanjiani and Rae work well together, trading barbs throughout the whole ordeal, but they are given material that doesn't match their ability.‐ Bowling Green Daily News
Read More | Posted May 20, 2020
B 87% Spaceship Earth (2020) Their stories are engaging as Wolf interweaves the footage with interviews with the crew, creating a film that allows them to set the record straight.‐ Bowling Green Daily News
Read More | Posted May 15, 2020
B- 64% Hope Gap (2020) When Hope Gap finds its footing it really takes flight, allowing this talented cast to create something that is honest and raw.‐ Bowling Green Daily News
Read More | Posted May 8, 2020
A- 93% Bad Education (2019) It's a tricky balance that Jackman navigates flawlessly, making Bad Education the kind of film you have to see to believe.‐ Bowling Green Daily News
Read More | Posted Apr 30, 2020
B- 68% Extraction (2020) Working with a script from a familiar name in the Marvel Comics Universe, Hemsworth gets to channel his inner John Wick in this solid action flick.‐ Bowling Green Daily News
Read More | Posted Apr 23, 2020
C 70% Trolls World Tour (2020) If World Tour could have found a little more consistency in its creativity it could have been a pleasant surprise. As it is, it is merely an adequate way to pass time in a time when every day tends to blend together.‐ Bowling Green Daily News
Read More | Posted Apr 16, 2020
99% Parasite (Gisaengchung) (2019) A film that is genre-defying and free of the restraints of conventional storytelling.‐ Bowling Green Daily News
Read More | Posted Apr 9, 2020
D 20% Coffee & Kareem (2020) There is a lot of talent available in the new Netflix comedy Coffee and Kareem. Unfortunately that talent is saddled in a screenplay that feels like it has been sitting on a shelf for about 30 years - and has not aged gracefully at all. ‐ Bowling Green Daily News
Read More | Posted Apr 6, 2020
C- 36% Spenser Confidential (2020) A rather tepid action/comedy that can't find the right mix of violence and laughs.‐ Bowling Green Daily News
Read More | Posted Mar 25, 2020
A- 92% The Invisible Man (2020) More than just your standard monster movie. This time the monster is real, and he's absolutely terrifying.‐ Bowling Green Daily News
Read More | Posted Mar 20, 2020
C 37% Wendy (2020) Wendy lacks the same magic as its predecessor, a film that feels like Zeitlin is trying to catch lightning in a bottle again.‐ Bowling Green Daily News
Read More | Posted Mar 16, 2020
D+ 56% The Hunt (2020) Part splatter film, part social satire -- The Hunt provides too much of the former and not enough of the latter, mistakenly thinking gore is just as shocking as statements on today's current political environment.‐ Bowling Green Daily News
Read More | Posted Mar 12, 2020
C- 47% Greed (2020) It's a movie that hints at its potential, but never reaches those heights -- resulting in a disappointing satire that lacks bite.‐ Bowling Green Daily News
Read More | Posted Mar 6, 2020
B 84% The Traitor (2020) Anchored by strong work from Pierfrancesco Favino, it's compelling throughout.‐ Bowling Green Daily News
Read More | Posted Mar 6, 2020
88% Onward (2020) A sweet, family-centered tale that effectively balances humor with heart.‐ Bowling Green Daily News
Read More | Posted Mar 5, 2020
B 87% Emma. (2020) Joy's charming work is fresh and exciting, giving Emma. it's much needed jolt that sets it apart from other Austen adaptations. ‐ Bowling Green Daily News
Read More | Posted Feb 28, 2020
B 62% The Call of the Wild (2020) It's an old-school friendship that will play well for all -- that rare 2020 release that has something for every member of the family.‐ Bowling Green Daily News
Read More | Posted Feb 27, 2020
C+ 63% Sonic the Hedgehog (2020) While Sonic has some mildly amusing moments -- and a nice supporting showcase for Jim Carrey -- it's ultimately a forgettable excursion. Yes, it knows its target audience, but there really isn't much here to generate broad appeal.‐ Bowling Green Daily News
Read More | Posted Feb 21, 2020
C 74% The Photograph (2020) Writer/director Stella Meghie has crafted a gorgeous looking film with two strong leads and a hypnotic score, but it all gets undermined by a story that relies way too much on contrived plot devices and romantic cliches.‐ Bowling Green Daily News
Read More | Posted Feb 14, 2020
B- 78% Birds of Prey (And the Fantabulous Emancipation of One Harley Quinn) (2020) This spinoff is definitely an improvement on its predecessor -- a film that opens the door to a lot of fun possibilities for Harley Quinn and her new partners in crime. ‐ Bowling Green Daily News
Read More | Posted Feb 12, 2020
C- 39% The Song of Names (2019) "Names" never really clicks the way it should -- resulting in a film that is a well-intentioned misfire.‐ Bowling Green Daily News
Read More | Posted Feb 3, 2020
B- 75% The Gentlemen (2020) I'm not sure if The Gentlemen will win over anyone not already a fan of Ritchie's gangster work, but for those who are -- there is more than enough here to leave the theater satisfied.‐ Bowling Green Daily News
Read More | Posted Jan 24, 2020
F 14% Dolittle (2020) This is a lifeless family film that never finds the right tone, which results in a film too serious for its own good and too dull to even be so bad that it's good.‐ Bowling Green Daily News
Read More | Posted Jan 23, 2020
C 21% Like a Boss (2020) Despite a very talented cast and a director with a solid track record in the comedy genre, "Boss" can't overcome a wobbly screenplay.‐ Bowling Green Daily News
Read More | Posted Jan 21, 2020
A- 89% 1917 (2020) It may feel like a gimmick reserved for video games, but in the hands of Mendes and a talented crew -- including cinematographer Roger Deakins -- this is an emotionally draining and compelling experience.‐ Bowling Green Daily News
Read More | Posted Jan 9, 2020
B 92% Uncut Gems (2019) This is the Sandler I wish we would see more of, an actor willing to go outside his comfort zone and take chances.‐ Bowling Green Daily News
Read More | Posted Dec 26, 2019
B 95% Little Women (2019) It is still a solid - and ultimately entertaining - new spin on the beloved tale.‐ Bowling Green Daily News
Read More | Posted Dec 26, 2019
D+ 38% Black Christmas (2019) It all adds up to a film that wants to shatter the slasher genre with a feminist spin, only to be more conventional the harder it tries to be different.‐ Bowling Green Daily News
Read More | Posted Dec 18, 2019
A- 69% Bombshell (2019) Theron's performance alone makes Bombshell worth seeing, but it's the message of standing up to sexual harassment that takes this film to another level.‐ Bowling Green Daily News
Read More | Posted Dec 18, 2019
B- 72% Jumanji: The Next Level (2019) It's a rare sequel that manages to raise the stakes on a franchise and send it soaring to the next level.‐ Bowling Green Daily News
Read More | Posted Dec 12, 2019
B 94% Marriage Story (2019) It may not always hit the mark, but Baumbach -- and the talented cast -- finds enough dramatic punch to leave an impact with a film that isn't always easy to watch but is certainly worth your time.‐ Bowling Green Daily News
Read More | Posted Dec 9, 2019
A- 84% Waves (2019) It is a film that I won't soon forget. This portrait of a family completely surprised me, a film that bustles with so much intimacy and raw emotion. ‐ Bowling Green Daily News
Read More | Posted Nov 27, 2019
B- 90% Dark Waters (2019) Dark Waters, the ripped from the headlines courtroom thriller from director Todd Haynes, is an eye-opening -- albeit one-sided experience.‐ Bowling Green Daily News
Read More | Posted Nov 27, 2019
B+ 97% Knives Out (2019) Johnson has crafted a wonderfully jumbled tale of family and murder that pays homage to murder mysteries and is effortlessly entertaining.‐ Bowling Green Daily News
Read More | Posted Nov 26, 2019
95% Citizen K (2019) I would have liked it better if it were not so overblown... But it is a film with important information. ‐ Bowling Green Daily News
Read More | Posted Nov 22, 2019
C 58% Frankie (2019) For a film built around drama, there really isn't much drama to work with. It's basically just a pretty new package of.‐ Bowling Green Daily News
Read More | Posted Nov 22, 2019
B- 63% Spider-Man 3 (2007) Despite its shortcomings, Spider-Man 3 still manages to do enough to get by, even if it's apparent the franchise is starting to feel rusty and in need of a serious overhaul.‐ Bowling Green Daily News
Read More | Posted Nov 21, 2019