Kimber Myers

Kimber Myers
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T-Meter Title | Year
50% Can You Keep a Secret? (2019) Characters behave nonsensically in Peter Hutchings' script, and each laugh they get feels like they stumbled into it. - Los Angeles Times EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 12, 2019
50% Seeds (2019) Its central metaphor of a figurative monster turning into a real one is interesting, but it quickly sheds its power as it sexualizes Lily, making her complicit rather than the victim. - Los Angeles Times EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 12, 2019
57% Scarborough (2019) "Scaborough" doesn't try to shock audiences, but its attempt at a surprise is sadly predictable. - Los Angeles Times EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 12, 2019
88% Depraved (2019) "Depraved" is smart in its commentary on everything from the evils of the pharmaceuticals industry to the terrors of PTSD, but there's real heart and empathy here too. - Los Angeles Times EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 12, 2019
89% The Weekend (2019) It drags a bit at times, especially as it winds down, but it remains a film you want to spend more time with. - Los Angeles Times EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 12, 2019
B+ 80% Sea Fever (2019) Sea Fever is a deft melding of genres, bringing together body horror, the monster movie, and ecology-driven drama in a single, well-crafted package. - The Playlist EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 7, 2019
72% Super Size Me 2: Holy Chicken! (2019) Like its predecessor, "Super Size Me 2" is largely entertaining, with audience enjoyment varying on their appetite for Spurlock's fun, smug shtick. - Los Angeles Times EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 5, 2019
No Score Yet Next Level (2019) This teen musical comedy is set at a girls performing arts camp, but it never convinces the audience of anyone's talent. - Los Angeles Times EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 5, 2019
50% Overcomer (2019) Kendrick's film eventually finds its legs in the final stretch, with an emotionally effective conclusion that might persuade even the cynics to its cause. - Los Angeles Times EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 23, 2019
67% Driven (2019) The shifts in tone generally work, and credit is also due these characters and the performances behind them. - Los Angeles Times EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 15, 2019
No Score Yet South Central Love (2019) "South Central Love" tries to deal with heavy issues with grace, but its clumsiness undercuts its message. - Los Angeles Times EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 13, 2019
B+ 79% Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark (2019) PG-13 terror is a smart, exhilarating adaptation that stays true to the storytelling spirit of the series while expertly evolving it to the medium of film. - The Playlist EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 9, 2019
50% Piranhas (La paranza dei bambini) (2019) This drama isn't as masterful as "Gomorrah" but the handheld camerawork and spare use of score suck us into the crimes, all the more chilling due to the age of their perpetrators. - Los Angeles Times EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 8, 2019
C- 21% The Kitchen (2019) The Kitchen provides little sizzle beyond its central conceit, thanks largely to clumsy editing. - The Playlist EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 7, 2019
29% Otherhood (2019) [W]atching "Otherhood" leaves audiences feeling secondhand embarrassment, not only for everyone's cringe-worthy behavior on screen but also for these lauded actresses who both starred in and executive produced this subpar film. - Los Angeles Times EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 2, 2019
No Score Yet Kings of Beer (2019) Directed by Sean Mullin, this is 83 minutes of marketing for mega-brewer Anheuser-Busch InBev, but it's made with enough skill that it might bring some former fans back to the fold. - Los Angeles Times EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 2, 2019
100% American Heretics: The Politics of the Gospel (2019) [T]he documentary... doesn't just look at the current situation and the entanglement of government and religion; it illuminates the origins of their relationship with insight, as well as centering on a single state: Oklahoma. - Los Angeles Times EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 1, 2019
No Score Yet Be Happy! (2019) Outside of a shocking moment of casual racism, "Be Happy!" is as earnest and genial as its title suggests. However, repetitive lyrics, nonsensical camera angles and incomprehensible edits will leave viewers feeling anything but positive. - Los Angeles Times EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 26, 2019
B+ 94% Mike Wallace Is Here (2019) Even Mike Wallace Is Here doesn't fully separate entertainment and news; this is often an insightful film, but it's full of delights for journalism, history, and political junkies alike - The Playlist EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 26, 2019
B+ 90% Always Be My Maybe (2019) This literal LOL-filled film from sitcom showrunner Nahnatchka Khan doesn't reinvent the wheel, but it does provide a genuinely sweet, truly funny film that is sure to be watched and rewatched on many Saturday afternoons on the couch in pajamas. - The Playlist EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 26, 2019
33% Girls with Balls (2019) This is a deranged nightmare of wildness, as full of laughs as it is arterial sprays. It won't be everyone's cup of thé, but its joyously vulgar title probably deters those likely detractors anyway. - Los Angeles Times EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 25, 2019
60% Chain of Death (2019) Genre fans will be happy to see Barbeau and Wise, as well as the brief but gasp-inducing moments of gore. But it's laughably bad, leaving audiences to giggle while wondering if they're sharing in Mike's hallucinations or this crazy movie actually exists. - Los Angeles Times EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 20, 2019
69% Bottom of the 9th (2019) Odd camera angles and movement make the movie feel like it was directed by a less-seasoned filmmaker, and the script from Robert Bruzio has more fat than would be allowed in a pro athlete's diet. - Los Angeles Times EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 19, 2019
No Score Yet Miss Arizona (2019) The well-intentioned comedy never fully comes together to make a cohesive film, but there are glimpses of something interesting amidst its flaws. - Los Angeles Times EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 12, 2019
65% Bethany Hamilton: Unstoppable (2019) [E]ven someone who knows nothing about surfing can't help but sit mouth agape at Hamilton's athleticism, optimism and determination. - Los Angeles Times EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 12, 2019
80% Skin in the Game (2019) There's little development as it puts them (characters) through hell, focusing more on the issue than on the people experiencing it. - Los Angeles Times EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 4, 2019
No Score Yet Ask for Jane (2019) Writer-director Rachel Carey's film is effective in its depiction of a pre-Roe vs. Wade America and its horrors for women, despite its often-clumsy script and amateur production values. - Los Angeles Times EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 26, 2019
60% Round of Your Life (2019) Director Dylan Thomas Ellis has made a gentle, inoffensive film that preaches as much about the power of prayer as the dangers of texting and driving. - Los Angeles Times EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 20, 2019
No Score Yet Into the Mirror (2019) Lois Stevenson's directorial debut displays an impressive visual style that marks her as a talent to watch. Unfortunately, the script from its stars lets the look of this British drama do all the work. - Los Angeles Times EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 20, 2019
92% The Feeling of Being Watched (2018) Expanding its scope beyond Bridgeview and Islamophobia, it looks at the larger question of how the United States government has targeted minority groups throughout its history. - Los Angeles Times EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 20, 2019
90% Plus One (2019) "Plus One" might be a romcom squarely from the dude's point of view, but Erskine is the real breakout star here. She's raunchy and funny, giving the film a loose, wild feeling in its best moments, though it's too often predictable in its larger beats. - Los Angeles Times EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 14, 2019
100% For the Birds (2019) While the documentary evolves in its scope, Miron's feature debut always remains evenhanded. "For the Birds" is kind to its subject, while recognizing the harm she's inadvertently doing. - Los Angeles Times EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 13, 2019
83% American Woman (2019) Emotional highs and lows are nicely balanced by small moments of humor, though the tone wobbles a bit. - Los Angeles Times EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 13, 2019
79% Free Trip to Egypt (2019) There's nothing particularly sophisticated about the filmmaking in "Free Trip to Egypt," but first-time feature director Ingrid Serban succeeds in telling a simple story in a simple fashion, and it's an effectively moving effort. - Los Angeles Times EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 7, 2019
39% Katie Says Goodbye (2019) Torture porn is kinder to its victims than "Katie Says Goodbye" is to its heroine. - Los Angeles Times EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 7, 2019
63% Changeland (2019) Not everything in the script shows that same care, but this is still an interesting, if not wholly successful first feature from the star. - Los Angeles Times EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 7, 2019
86% 16 Shots (2019) This vital documentary recognizes that it's an issue that extends beyond the death of one teenager, but it never loses sight of that single life lost. - Los Angeles Times EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 6, 2019
75% Halston (2019) Unfortunately, just as Halston did in life, this documentary avoids delving deeply into the mysterious man. - Los Angeles Times EDIT
Read More | Posted May 30, 2019
C 54% Ma (2019) Director Tate Taylor's Ma is silly, skin-crawling fun that earns its R rating in a variety of surprising ways. - The Playlist EDIT
Read More | Posted May 29, 2019
83% Funny Story (2019) Funny Story" is only mildly humorous, but it's watchable thanks to Glave's game performance that makes him likable despite his foibles. - Los Angeles Times EDIT
Read More | Posted May 24, 2019
No Score Yet The Road to Mother (Anaga aparar jol) (2016) "Road to Mother" may be pedagogic and overlong in its approach to Kazakhstan's past, but it is effective in communicating the country's history. - Los Angeles Times EDIT
Read More | Posted May 23, 2019
57% Brightburn (2019) Several visuals - and the accompanying crunches and gurgles - will make appearances in my nightmares. - Los Angeles Times EDIT
Read More | Posted May 23, 2019
No Score Yet Zilla and Zoe (2019) There's something special here, but it's surrounded by drudgery. - Los Angeles Times EDIT
Read More | Posted May 17, 2019
No Score Yet Extracurricular Activities (2019) "Extracurricular Activities" tries to give its characters an undeserved happy ending, but the only thing happy about it for the audience is that it's over. - Los Angeles Times EDIT
Read More | Posted May 17, 2019
100% The Serengeti Rules (2019) "The Serengeti Rules" celebrates not only the diversity and beauty of the natural world but also recognizes the transformative power of curiosity and knowledge. - Los Angeles Times EDIT
Read More | Posted May 16, 2019
C- 51% The Sun Is Also a Star (2019) We spend nearly two hours with The Sun is Also a Star, but the film never makes us fall in love with it, despite its best efforts. - The Playlist EDIT
Read More | Posted May 15, 2019
No Score Yet In Family I Trust (Gente que viene y bah) (2019) For her directorial debut, Patricia Font has made a gentle rom-com that will please audiences with its sincere spirit. - Los Angeles Times EDIT
Read More | Posted May 10, 2019
No Score Yet Origin Story (2019) There's little self-editing here, giving the audience insight into her pain, an experience that is both moving and uncomfortable in its raw state. - Los Angeles Times EDIT
Read More | Posted May 10, 2019
50% Dry Martina (2018) Sandoval's film is sexy, but still somehow not entirely sex positive. - Los Angeles Times EDIT
Read More | Posted May 10, 2019
D- 14% The Hustle (2019) The Hustle is one of the worst films of the year and a beat-for-beat remake of Dirty Rotten Scoundrels, but with none of the humor intact. - The Playlist EDIT
Read More | Posted May 9, 2019