Dec. 9, 2016
Home / Articles / Cinema /  Meh

'Don’t Call Me Son' Review: Here Comes the Son

At best, we’re getting half a story

Meh A moody teenage boy is thrust into a labyrinth of overwhelming heartache and confusion when he learns that the woman he believed was his mother kidnapped him as a baby some 17 years ago.

Wednesday, November 30, 2016 Alex De Vore

'Being 17' Review

Meh With a father abroad in the military and a pregnant mother bedridden with a pulmonary infection, what are two 17-year-old boys to do when their lives are compromised and their sexualities begin to manifest?

Wednesday, November 2, 2016 Kim Jones

'Uncle Howard' Review: Howard’s End

Documentary probably appeals only to the extremely cinematically literate

Meh In 1978, a New York University film student named Howard Brookner was allowed unprecedented access to Naked Lunch author William S Burroughs.

Wednesday, October 19, 2016 Alex De Vore

'Max Rose' Review

Meh When the legendary Robin Williams went dramatic (like in 1982’s The World According to Garp or 1989’s Dead Poets Society), the results wound up stunning.

Wednesday, September 21, 2016 Alex De Vore

'Complete Unknown' Review

Meh Toward the end of Complete Unknown, one character tells the other, “That’s crazy and fucked up and kind of amazing.” In what could be the slowest movie ever made about New York City, at least those first ...

Wednesday, August 31, 2016 Julie Ann Grimm

Suicide Squad Review: Comically Bad

DC continues to struggle when it comes to handling the world of film

Meh Despite the utter nonsense that was Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice and reportedly frantic last-minute reshoots, fan hopes for Suicide Squad, the newest effort from the DC Comics expanded universe, remained ...

Wednesday, August 10, 2016 Alex De Vore

Jason Bourne Review: Stillbourne

A needless return to the Bourne series

Meh Hard to believe it’s been 14 years since The Bourne Identity rolled into theaters and completely changed Matt Damon’s persona from “ho-hum” to “oh damn!”

Tuesday, August 2, 2016 Alex De Vore

Star Trek Beyond Review: Space Sadness

A thoroughly disappointing enterprise

Meh Space: the final frontier. An infinite vacuum of darkness wherein a film series can come out strong and full of promise but then eventually devolves into a by-the-numbers affair that repeatedly follows the same...

Wednesday, July 27, 2016 Alex De Vore

Free State of Jones Review: Civil Bore

Meh There’s just something about war movies that draw us in as audiences. Oh sure, there’s the history and the shaping of nations and all that, but there’s also much to be said for the stark realism of a well...

Wednesday, June 29, 2016 Alex De Vore

Clooney's been taken hostage!

Jodie Foster directs Clooney and Roberts in one of the most "just OK" movies ever.

Meh It’s definitely exciting that movies like this or The Big Short are beginning to look at the straight thievery of Wall Street, but whatever moral they may have been attempting to get across in this particul...

Wednesday, May 18, 2016 Alex De Vore
 
1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6 | 7 | 8 | 9 Next »
 

Morning Word: Dozens of Problems Could Stall WIPP Reopening

Morning Word  Officials say they'll take the time needed to make the improvements to ensure a safe re-opening. ... More

Dec. 08, 2016 by Peter St. Cyr

Newsletters

* indicates required
Choose your newsletter(s):
November 9, 2016 by Gwyneth Doland  
November 16, 2016 by Steven Hsieh  
November 9, 2016 by Steven Hsieh  
November 9, 2016 by Steven Hsieh  
November 9, 2016 by Elizabeth Miller  

@SFReporter on Instagram

 

 
Close
Close
Close