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Sean Burns

Sean Burns
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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
No Score Yet Creem: America's Only Rock 'N' Roll Magazine (2020) It's a melancholy experience watching the movie and reflecting on how timidly sycophantic our current culture coverage has become. ‐ North Shore Movies
Read More | Posted Aug 2, 2020
100% Inmate #1: The Rise of Danny Trejo (2019) After a harrowing first hour, the rest of the documentary is almost relentlessly upbeat. ‐ North Shore Movies
Read More | Posted Aug 1, 2020
73% The Rental (2020) Franco's directorial debut is swallowed up in the gloom and doom of Christian Sprenger's underexposed cinematography. Some movies are hard to watch, this one's hard to see.‐ North Shore Movies
Read More | Posted Jul 23, 2020
93% Yes, God, Yes (2020) There are a lot of bawdy coming-of-age movies but you won't find many this gentle and sweet. It's the warmest, fuzziest film I've ever seen about masturbating to internet porn.‐ The ARTery
Read More | Posted Jul 23, 2020
25% Money Plane (2020) This is no smarmy, meta-exercise in self-mockery, but rather a feat of genuine incompetence. It comes by its crappiness honestly.‐ North Shore Movies
Read More | Posted Jul 23, 2020
81% The Painted Bird (2020) As a culture we cling to the myth that suffering somehow ennobles people and turns them into better human beings, when mostly it just makes them mean.‐ The ARTery
Read More | Posted Jul 23, 2020
79% Greyhound (2020) Hanks has developed at least a dozen different ways of narrowing his eyes, and he subtly shows us everything the commander would never dare say out loud.‐ North Shore Movies
Read More | Posted Jul 10, 2020
93% Palm Springs (2020) A genially mediocre time-killer that feels far more at home on your television set than it did on a big screen.‐ The ARTery
Read More | Posted Jul 9, 2020
92% Relic (2020) What a drag it is getting mold.‐ North Shore Movies
Read More | Posted Jul 9, 2020
9% Force of Nature (2020) Hollering in a Noo Yawk accent even more outsized than his prosthetic pot belly, Gibson's emphysematic, pistol-packin' Archie Bunker is by far the best thing about the film.‐ North Shore Movies
Read More | Posted Jul 2, 2020
100% Welcome to Chechnya (2020) I must confess I've wrestled with whether or not I'm trivializing serious subject matter when I tell people I spent most of the movie on the edge of my seat. ‐ The ARTery
Read More | Posted Jun 30, 2020
98% Beats (2020) The movie conjures a breathless sense of heart-skipping hedonism, a first visit to the secret world of older girls and that feeling of the night opening up and stretching out forever with endless possibility.‐ North Shore Movies
Read More | Posted Jun 30, 2020
40% Irresistible (2020) The movie is as clueless as its stumblebum protagonist and a sterling example of everything Stewart attempts to scold.‐ The ARTery
Read More | Posted Jun 30, 2020
92% Babyteeth (2020) In any sane world this wouldn't be much of a novelty, but it turns out centering the female protagonist instead of the guy whose life she's enriching by dying makes a very old story feel (almost) new.‐ North Shore Movies
Read More | Posted Jun 30, 2020
41% Wasp Network (2019) The former film critic is once again tinkering with story structure the way smart kids like to take apart their toys to see how they work. Even a spotty Assayas film is still better than most.‐ The ARTery
Read More | Posted Jun 18, 2020
41% You Should Have Left (2020) What's unpredictable about the movie is a fully realized, adult dynamic between Bacon and Seyfried, set to a semi-abusive simmer that proves far more unsettling than when reflections in the mirror begin moving of their own accord.‐ North Shore Movies
Read More | Posted Jun 18, 2020
89% You Don't Nomi (2020) It might sound like a joke, but this is really a rather thoughtful and enlightening work of film criticism.‐ North Shore Movies
Read More | Posted Jun 11, 2020
92% Da 5 Bloods (2020) There are scenes here that will bounce around your brainpan for days after you thought you were done with them.‐ The ARTery
Read More | Posted Jun 11, 2020
73% The King of Staten Island (2020) Its go-nowhere storylines and visual indifference will probably play better at home when you're stoned and looking at your phone. ‐ North Shore Movies
Read More | Posted Jun 8, 2020
87% Shirley (2020) Decker's already developed an instantly recognizable visual style that feels like it's made entirely of elbows. ‐ North Shore Movies
Read More | Posted Jun 7, 2020
77% Tommaso (2020) An almost invasively autobiographical reckoning of sorts. If the movie sometimes feels like you're eavesdropping on somebody's most intimate arguments, that's because you might be.‐ The ARTery
Read More | Posted Jun 4, 2020
87% The Trip to Greece (2020) It's hard to think of another movie right now that benefits so enormously from the diminished expectations and half-assed attention spans of home viewing. ‐ North Shore Movies
Read More | Posted Jun 4, 2020
96% The Painter and the Thief (2020) It's a movie about how art can change people's lives for better and worse, altering our perspectives of ourselves and the world around us. But it's also about how such work isn't created in a vacuum. ‐ The ARTery
Read More | Posted Jun 4, 2020
98% Fourteen (2020) A subdued story told through ellipses and accumulated detail. Modest in means but not ambition, the movie sneaks up on you.‐ The ARTery
Read More | Posted May 15, 2020
41% Capone (2020) For better and worse, this is the work of a free man. ‐ North Shore Movies
Read More | Posted May 15, 2020
100% Driveways (2020) There's an ease they have around each other, the kind of old-recliner comfort Dennehy specialized in bringing to the screen. I could've sat for hours with the two of them reading magazines on that porch.‐ The ARTery
Read More | Posted May 8, 2020
90% Blood Quantum (2020) Smart genre filmmaking with a lot on its mind, though probably not the most reassuring movie to watch when you're quarantined.‐ North Shore Movies
Read More | Posted May 8, 2020
78% The Innocent (L'innocente) (1979) The opulent period surroundings are both ravishing and asphyxiating, with these impeccably decorated drawing rooms coming to feel like mausoleums the characters have built around themselves. ‐ The ARTery
Read More | Posted May 8, 2020
80% Dona Flor e Seus Dois Maridos (Dona Flor and Her Two Husbands) (1976) You can see why the film took off the way it did, titillating arthouse audiences with its exotic earthiness and naughty humor.‐ The ARTery
Read More | Posted May 8, 2020
94% Capital in the Twenty-First Century (2020) A nifty overview as to why everything is terrible.‐ The ARTery
Read More | Posted Apr 30, 2020
95% Beastie Boys Story (2020) This is a pleasant chat with a couple of the nicest dads in your neighborhood, but I kept waiting for someone to bust out the Brass Monkey.‐ North Shore Movies
Read More | Posted Apr 30, 2020
68% Extraction (2020) Action heroes aren't assigned one-liners anymore. Instead they get tragic backstories.‐ North Shore Movies
Read More | Posted Apr 24, 2020
79% True History of the Kelly Gang (2020) Envisioning Ned Kelly's army of outlaws as Iggy and the Stooges, Kurzel's visual graffiti grows increasingly, interestingly rococo as the atrocities pile up.‐ North Shore Movies
Read More | Posted Apr 24, 2020
100% Other Music (2020) A wistful, welcome reminder of how such places can create a community, with our shared interests and enthusiasms becoming a shared humanity.‐ The ARTery
Read More | Posted Apr 24, 2020
80% Tigertail (2020) A sprawling, multigenerational saga spanning several decades across different continents, Tigertail is also only 91 minutes long, so most of the time it feels like a trailer for itself. ‐ The ARTery
Read More | Posted Apr 24, 2020
99% Never Rarely Sometimes Always (2020) Breathtaking in its stripped-down simplicity, the film is a small miracle of inferences and implicit understandings.‐ North Shore Movies
Read More | Posted Apr 4, 2020
100% It Started As a Joke (2019) There's a raw power in this footage I'm not sure the filmmakers really have a handle on. It hits upon that primal human need to turn grief into art, to salvage something positive out of all this sadness.‐ The ARTery
Read More | Posted Apr 4, 2020
72% Bringing Out the Dead (1999) It's an older, wiser Scorsese and Schrader back together 23 years after 'Taxi Driver' telling the story of another insomniac basket case driving around New York City late at night. Except now instead of an avenging angel he's on a mission of mercy.‐ The ARTery
Read More | Posted Apr 4, 2020
89% After Hours (1985) The cruelest of comedies, 'After Hours' makes me laugh so hard I can barely breathe. Not everybody has that reaction, though. ‐ The ARTery
Read More | Posted Apr 4, 2020
50% The Comfort of Strangers (1991) I'm not sure it all works, but this is the kind of creepy, insinuating picture that gets under your skin and stays there. ‐ The ARTery
Read More | Posted Apr 4, 2020
73% King of New York (1990) You keep coming back for the ugly, sleazebag electricity and out-of-nowhere violence. Walken glides along it all without his feet ever touching the ground, navigating the movie's mood swings with a dancer's grace.‐ The ARTery
Read More | Posted Apr 4, 2020
22% The Jesus Rolls (2020) I can't help but feel a strange affection for this misbegotten picture. It's such a screwy idea shoving a random Coen character into one of your raunchy world cinema favorites, like remaking 'Tie Me Up! Tie Me Down!' with Mike Yanagita from 'Fargo.'‐ North Shore Movies
Read More | Posted Apr 2, 2020
91% Bacurau (Nighthawk) (2020) We might all be off the map at the moment, but this movie reminds us that we've still got each other.‐ The ARTery
Read More | Posted Apr 2, 2020
99% Saint Frances (2020) This is the kind of movie that makes you feel less lonely.‐ The ARTery
Read More | Posted Apr 2, 2020
98% Blow the Man Down (2020) A nifty, New England spin on the Coen brothers' Rube Goldberg crime contraptions with a welcome feminist bent. ‐ The ARTery
Read More | Posted Apr 2, 2020
85% Big Time Adolescence (2020) Davidson's got the zonked, wiseacre affectlessness of vintage Bill Murray but with a post-millennial fragility; cocky in a manner that comes off as deeply, touchingly insecure. He's an underachiever for an anxious age.‐ The ARTery
Read More | Posted Apr 2, 2020
56% The Hunt (2020) It feels like someone took an old action movie script from the '80s and peppered it with buzzwords they picked up on Reddit.‐ The ARTery
Read More | Posted Mar 12, 2020
95% First Cow (2020) A glimpse of America in the process of becoming itself, for better and worse.‐ The ARTery
Read More | Posted Mar 12, 2020
83% The Way Back (2020) I guess there's something poetic and in character about a solid Ben Affleck comeback vehicle finding a way to screw everything up in its second hour.‐ North Shore Movies
Read More | Posted Mar 12, 2020
36% Spenser Confidential (2020) The kind of Boston movie you'd expect from a couple of Lakers fans.‐ North Shore Movies
Read More | Posted Mar 6, 2020