Katie Walsh

Katie Walsh
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Movie Reviews Only

Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
86% Maggie's Plan (2016) Sweet but analytical and pragmatic in its approach to exploring the ways of navigating partnership, parenthood and personal values.‐ Los Angeles Times
Read More | Posted Jan 16, 2019
36% Glass (2019) Shyamalan tosses the audience morsels of McAvoy during the dour treatise on comic book morality and existential questions about superheroes that is "Glass."‐ Tribune News Service
Read More | Posted Jan 15, 2019
10% Replicas (2019) The filmmakers manage to avoid every potentially interesting choice for far dumber, and far more inexplicable, conclusions. ‐ Los Angeles Times
Read More | Posted Jan 15, 2019
2/4 40% The Upside (2019) It's a struggle to find the bright side to this rather hackneyed film.‐ Tribune News Service
Read More | Posted Jan 15, 2019
2/4 57% A Dog's Way Home (2019) When the story lags, these are the flaws that pester, and even the cute factor of "A Dog's Way Home" can't obscure its narrative weaknesses.‐ Tribune News Service
Read More | Posted Jan 11, 2019
2.5/4 71% On the Basis of Sex (2019) A rather broad biopic, but it beautifully argues the importance of Ginsburg's work - prior to the Supreme Court - and is a lovely tribute to the woman who would become the Notorious RBG.‐ Tribune News Service
Read More | Posted Dec 28, 2018
56% Maine (2018) Where "Maine" ultimately goes is a little off the map, but the mysterious emotional journey is nevertheless fascinating.‐ Los Angeles Times
Read More | Posted Dec 27, 2018
2.5/4 92% Bumblebee (2018) Several of the best lines come with a bit too big of a wink at the teen movie formula, which lends to a sense of irony that lingers around the edges of the otherwise deeply sincere film.‐ Tribune News Service
Read More | Posted Dec 20, 2018
2/4 71% Destroyer (2018) "Destroyer" feels like David Lynch directing a Michael Mann film, which is to say it's both not as entertaining as a Mann film and not as surreally intoxicating as a Lynch film.‐ Tribune News Service
Read More | Posted Dec 20, 2018
3/4 64% Vice (2018) An unyielding and necessary search party on a mission to excavate Cheney's soul. It's both frustrating and fitting that McKay never finds it.‐ Tribune News Service
Read More | Posted Dec 20, 2018
2.5/4 78% Mary Poppins Returns (2018) It all just feels incredibly effortful, not effervescent and light.‐ Tribune News Service
Read More | Posted Dec 17, 2018
3/4 64% Aquaman (2018) "Aquaman" is pure camp, wildly entertaining and an eye-popping spectacle. You have to admire the effort, scope and sheer audacity of everyone involved.‐ Tribune News Service
Read More | Posted Dec 17, 2018
2/4 26% Mortal Engines (2018) Visually, it's busy, hefty and propulsive, but emotionally and thematically, it's as light as air. These engines could have used a bit more in the tank.‐ Tribune News Service
Read More | Posted Dec 17, 2018
4/4 97% Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse (2018) The delights of "Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse" bring a newfound sense of joy and playfulness to the beloved character‐ Tribune News Service
Read More | Posted Dec 14, 2018
1/4 66% The Mule (2018) By the end of the boring, racist melodrama that is "The Mule," thinking twice doesn't even seem worth the effort.‐ Tribune News Service
Read More | Posted Dec 12, 2018
3.5/4 66% Tyrel (2018) Silva's most political work yet--though it is sly and subtle, the intention is palpable, the emotions elicited all too real, and ultimately, "Tyrel" proves to be a fascinating entry in his body of work.‐ Tribune News Service
Posted Dec 7, 2018
2/4 59% Vox Lux (2018) It's rare that a movie with such a promising first half completely falls apart in the second - when the Oscar winner shows up. Portman's performance is a big, big swing - and a huge miss. ‐ Tribune News Service
Read More | Posted Dec 7, 2018
2/5 17% The Possession of Hannah Grace (2018) There are a few jumps and bumps, but there's no real sense of dread, unease or questioning. We simply watch the events unfold with a full understanding of what's going on. ‐ Tribune News Service
Read More | Posted Dec 7, 2018
3/4 79% Ben is Back (2018) Roberts gives one of her most sensitive and searching performances yet... She is sensational across from Hedges, who portrays Ben with a sense of haunted, plaintive anguish. ‐ Tribune News Service
Read More | Posted Dec 5, 2018
3/4 62% Mary Queen of Scots (2018) One can't help but feel this version of "Mary Queen of Scots" could only have been made in a post-Hillary world, fueled by feminist anger searching for validation, for confirmation that men have ruined everything for centuries. ‐ Tribune News Service
Posted Dec 4, 2018
3.5/4 77% Anna and the Apocalypse (2018) "Anna and the Apocalypse" draws from generic formulas but feels completely fresh. It's a blast, and the perfect antidote to sickly sweet holiday fare - this one's got some bite.‐ Tribune News Service
Read More | Posted Nov 28, 2018
71% Narcissister Organ Player (2018) A beautifully heartfelt and poetic tribute to the filmmaker's mother... a profoundly moving acknowledgement of the ineffable closeness of their bond, [is] an artist's statement as much as it is a performance piece. ‐ Los Angeles Times
Read More | Posted Nov 27, 2018
No Score Yet Be Natural (2018) What starts as a biography turns into a detective thriller as Green crisscrosses the globe, searching for clues as to why Guy-Blaché has been forgotten.‐ Los Angeles Times
Read More | Posted Nov 27, 2018
3/4 83% Creed II (2018) The film simmers before it explodes, and it often, it maintains the slow burn for a moment too long in the quieter moments between family members. But when Caple really lets "Creed II" run wild, it's breathtaking.‐ Tribune News Service
Read More | Posted Nov 27, 2018
3/4 88% Ralph Breaks the Internet (2018) It's pretty incredible to see how the filmmakers easily and boldly slip concepts right from the therapist's office into the wild rumpus through the internet.‐ Tribune News Service
Posted Nov 27, 2018
83/100 16% Robin Hood (2018) While it plays fast and loose with loaded political iconography, this Robin Hood has brought a whole new dimension to this age-old tale.‐ Tribune News Service
Read More | Posted Nov 26, 2018
100% I Am Another You (2017) "I Am Another You" is a remarkably sensitive and lovely portrait of an individual, a family, and a life that shines an uncommonly humane light on the issues of mental illness and homelessness.‐ Los Angeles Times
Read More | Posted Nov 19, 2018
3/5 82% Instant Family (2018) While the pace of Instant Family can be relentless, with the supporting cast and a whole lot of genuine authenticity, Anders hits that sweet-spot of hilarious and heartwarming.‐ Tribune News Service
Read More | Posted Nov 16, 2018
3.5/4 91% Widows (2018) McQueen seems to be saying look again, look harder, because underneath the roiling tension of big money heists and the crunching of political gears is an examination about the ugly machinations of power, money and patriarchy. ‐ Tribune News Service
Posted Nov 13, 2018
2.5/4 81% Overlord (2018) If anyone ever wished "Saving Private Ryan" were more of a B-movie splatterfest, "Overlord" is the movie for you.‐ Tribune News Service
Read More | Posted Nov 9, 2018
64% Weightless (2018) There's a sense of beauty and contemplation in Albertin's work, and though it seems like danger hangs in the air, there's an odd lack of tension or suspense, and the film's pace requires incredible patience. ‐ Los Angeles Times
Read More | Posted Nov 8, 2018
81% Overlord (2018) For anyone who ever wished "Saving Private Ryan" were more of a B-movie splatterfest, "Overlord" is the movie for you.‐ Los Angeles Times
Read More | Posted Nov 8, 2018
58% The Grinch (2018) "The Grinch" is beautiful to look at, and diverting enough. The material written to fill out the story is entertaining, but it doesn't resonate. You can't top what Seuss wrote. ‐ Los Angeles Times
Read More | Posted Nov 8, 2018
73% El Angel (El ángel) (2018) A nonchalant, sexy "Goodfellas"; a "Bonnie & Clyde" featuring two young men in a love story of sorts, one that defies categorization or labels, and is entirely driven by the taboo thrills of criminality.‐ Los Angeles Times
Read More | Posted Nov 8, 2018
2.5/4 40% The Girl in the Spider's Web (2018) She's the kind of hero we need right now, and her return to the screen is welcome. It's a shame this story sends her skittering off chasing encrypted laptops and not true bad guys. Maybe next time.‐ Tribune News Service
Posted Nov 6, 2018
100% The Panama Papers (2018) a reminder of the important work reporters do in fighting abuses of power and the way that work is evolving in an increasingly fractured global landscape. ‐ Los Angeles Times
Read More | Posted Nov 1, 2018
2.5/4 62% Bohemian Rhapsody (2018) The biopic reaches out for the very last row, and in doing so, it becomes unfortunately basic, flattening out the fascinating character while sanding down and rearranging elements of the story to serve the band.‐ Tribune News Service
Read More | Posted Nov 1, 2018
3.5/4 89% A Private War (2018) Marie was called to bear witness, and what made her a legend, and what perhaps cost her life, was both her boldness and her humanity as a reporter. "A Private War" never lets you forget this woman contained both in spades.‐ Tribune News Service
Posted Nov 1, 2018
1.5/4 34% The Nutcracker and the Four Realms (2018) What in the cuckoo Christmas blasphemy is this? ‐ Tribune News Service
Read More | Posted Nov 1, 2018
38% Silencio (2018) While "Silencio" could be fascinating sci-fi, it's bogged down in all the family drama.‐ Los Angeles Times
Read More | Posted Oct 26, 2018
35% Johnny English Strikes Again (2018) Can't Rowan Atkinson's bumbling parody of James Bond just leave well enough alone?‐ Los Angeles Times
Read More | Posted Oct 26, 2018
72% Indivisible (2018) What's refreshing about "Indivisible," co-written by Evans, Cheryl McKay and Peter White, is the way it balances the narratives of the troops away at war and the family members who stay at home. ‐ Los Angeles Times
Read More | Posted Oct 26, 2018
2/4 37% Hunter Killer (2018) While 'Hunter Killer" bounces between serious and silly, it never quite finds a suitable place to land.‐ Tribune News Service
Read More | Posted Oct 26, 2018
53% An Evening with Beverly Luff Linn (2018) At nearly two hours, "An Evening With Beverly Luff Linn" grossly overstays its welcome, but the Hail Mary ending proves it to be a rather sweet and tender story about love lost and found in the unlikeliest of places.‐ Los Angeles Times
Read More | Posted Oct 25, 2018
2.5/4 77% Mid90s (2018) explores the violent initiations of boys into manhood against the backdrop of a laid-back LA skate shop crew... quickly, this coming-of-age film becomes body horror.‐ Tribune News Service
Posted Oct 17, 2018
4/4 98% Can You Ever Forgive Me? (2018) Although the title begs forgiveness, it's laced with a sense of Israel's signature biting sarcasm. Can you forgive her for trying? Can you forgive her for surviving? The real question is: Can she ever forgive us, for underestimating her worth?‐ Tribune News Service
Posted Oct 17, 2018
81% Sadie (2018) Schloss owns "Sadie" in a finely-tuned performance of a girl learning her own power and the consequences of her actions.‐ Los Angeles Times
Read More | Posted Oct 15, 2018
47% Goosebumps 2: Haunted Halloween (2018) This is a kid-friendly monster mash, but it's truly no graveyard smash. ‐ Tribune News Service
Read More | Posted Oct 15, 2018
74% Bad Times at the El Royale (2018) Every puzzle piece clicks together smoothly, and while there is joy in watching everything fit, the film feels like there's something missing. It lacks true substance. It's all aesthetics, no guts. But damn if the "Bad Times" aren't beautiful to watch.‐ Tribune News Service
Posted Oct 15, 2018
61% The Oath (2018) Wants to have its pie and eat it too - lobbing political hand grenades and then running away, refusing to engage in the consequences the scenarios set up.‐ Los Angeles Times
Read More | Posted Oct 15, 2018