Ned Lannamann

Ned Lannamann
Ned Lannamann's reviews only count toward the Tomatometer when published at the following Tomatometer-approved publication(s): The Stranger (Seattle, WA)

Movie Reviews Only

T-Meter Title | Year
62% Motherless Brooklyn (2019) Motherless Brooklyn is easy on the eyes... But the movie is overlong and unfocused, too, and there's almost no emotional purchase, even as stakes escalate. - The Stranger (Seattle, WA) EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 12, 2019
91% El Camino: A Breaking Bad Movie (2019) It's just really good, much, much better than it needed to be. Aaron Paul surpasses his work in the series, playing an older, darker, wiser but not necessarily more enlightened version of Jesse. - The Stranger (Seattle, WA) EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 18, 2019
22% Lucy in the Sky (2019) Lucy in the Sky is flat and cold and terribly dull, despite decent work from Portman and her costars. - The Stranger (Seattle, WA) EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 14, 2019
24% The Goldfinch (2019) The movie adheres to the book to its detriment, resulting in this futile, deathly dull exercise in translation-as-filmmaking. The Goldfinch isn't so much a movie as it is a very expensive book report. - The Stranger (Seattle, WA) EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 16, 2019
48% Where'd You Go, Bernadette (2019) Richard Linklater's adaptation of Where'd You Go, Bernadette drops the epistolary technique of Maria Semple's book in favor of a more straightforward movie narrative, but this is still a muddled puzzle of incongruous pieces that don't fit together. - The Stranger (Seattle, WA) EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 16, 2019
63% Yesterday (2019) There are almost too many problems with Yesterday to pick them all apart, so it's worth saying that the movie is mostly a pretty enjoyable experience. - The Stranger (Seattle, WA) EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 11, 2019
93% Wild Rose (2019) It's time to get on board the Jessie Buckley train. - The Stranger (Seattle, WA) EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 11, 2019
23% Men in Black International (2019) The first hour or so of International is pretty tedious. - The Stranger (Seattle, WA) EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 21, 2019
57% Aladdin (2019) This Aladdin is loud, cheery, tacky, and vacuously good-natured. Like I said, it could have been worse. - The Stranger (Seattle, WA) EDIT
Read More | Posted May 30, 2019
94% Shadow (2019) It's pageant and poetry and ballet, except with super-sharp knives and umbrellas that kill people. - The Stranger (Seattle, WA) EDIT
Read More | Posted May 10, 2019
99% Amazing Grace (2019) Words can't really describe how exciting these performances are. - The Stranger (Seattle, WA) EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 23, 2019
83% Her Smell (2019) That performance is the main reason to see Her Smell. It's a tough movie to recommend-as I mentioned earlier, it's a tough movie to sit through. But Moss really is one of the best actors in the world right now. - The Stranger (Seattle, WA) EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 23, 2019
83% High Life (2019) Some will be impressed by the weightiness of Denis's jag into zero gravity, but for me, High Life was a frustrating experience, a collection of half-developed ideas being sucked into an unfocused void. - The Stranger (Seattle, WA) EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 12, 2019
27% The Aftermath (2019) Dumb things ensue, because these are dumb characters in service of a dumb script, and the movie uses every period romance that's come before it as a shortcut to doing any actual storytelling work. - The Stranger (Seattle, WA) EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 2, 2019
97% Woman at War (Kona fer í stríð) (2019) There's a lot to like here, including the musicians and singers who appear onscreen, providing a live soundtrack and wry visual commentary. - The Stranger (Seattle, WA) EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 1, 2019
47% Dumbo (2019) Dumbo is a deeply weird, hugely imperfect movie, and it's confused and off-putting for much of its runtime. But, against the odds, there's a genuine thrill every time this updated, ungainly little elephant takes flight. - The Stranger (Seattle, WA) EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 1, 2019
96% Birds of Passage (Pájaros de verano) (2019) Birds of Passage, while steeped in and informed by real-life elements of history, feels both adjacent to and larger than actual events that might have occurred. - The Stranger (Seattle, WA) EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 27, 2019
45% The Kid (2019) It's all pretty conspicuously average, but The Kid comes to life in its second half, when Hawke takes center stage. Unsurprisingly, he's the best thing in the movie by a country mile. - The Stranger (Seattle, WA) EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 12, 2019
63% Velvet Buzzsaw (2019) The humor is wry and dry and enjoyably mean, and while the story's more ridiculous elements eventually dominate, Buzzsaw's never less than effortlessly watchable. - The Stranger (Seattle, WA) EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 1, 2019
66% Vice (2018) The performances really are something, but more than that, it's refreshing to see a movie that's this angry, and is so unconcerned with hiding it. - The Stranger (Seattle, WA) EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 27, 2018
35% Welcome to Marwen (2018) It looks dreadful-the actors are given computer-rendered doll counterparts that superficially resemble them eerily well, but in every other way are lifeless, distended, and grotesque. - The Stranger (Seattle, WA) EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 21, 2018
93% The Favourite (2018) The Favourite is a fiendishly fun time. - The Stranger (Seattle, WA) EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 7, 2018
78% Green Book (2018) The movie's really nice, and it's hard to get too mad at it. Ali and Mortensen are both awfully good, and the script, for all its familiarity, is kind of comforting in its shticky predictability. - The Stranger (Seattle, WA) EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 26, 2018
15% Robin Hood (2018) The movie is not unpleasant. But it is very, very, very dumb. It's so dumb that it will be a good 20 or so years before anyone dares to make a Robin Hood movie again, which really sucks, because the Robin Hood story is legitimately awesome. - The Stranger (Seattle, WA) EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 26, 2018
91% The Ballad of Buster Scruggs (2018) Scruggs doesn't behave like a typical movie-not even a typical Coen brothers movie. But these two have been amusing themselves-and us-with evasive, masterful films for more than three decades - The Stranger (Seattle, WA) EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 26, 2018
91% Widows (2018) Widows is an overflowing plateful of entertainment, piled high with juicy plot, buttery performances, and plenty of sweet genre pie. It's a mash-up of pulp and prestige that shouldn't work well on paper, but plays out tremendously well on-screen. - The Stranger (Seattle, WA) EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 16, 2018
59% The Front Runner (2018) The large, great cast makes The Front Runner worth watching... so long as you ignore the movie's promotional campaign that insists Hart's downfall was the moment American history changed forever. - The Stranger (Seattle, WA) EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 16, 2018
69% Beautiful Boy (2018) The performances make the whole thing sing. Carell and Chalamet both do expectedly good work, and they're matched by Amy Ryan as Nic's mother and Maura Tierney as his stepmother. - The Stranger (Seattle, WA) EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 18, 2018
59% White Boy Rick (2018) White Boy Rick has that all-too-common problem of feeling simultaneously overlong and like big chunks are missing. - The Stranger (Seattle, WA) EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 18, 2018
66% The Little Stranger (2018) This is a slow-moving, afternoon-tea-and-marmalade kind of movie that slowly grows into something different. - The Stranger (Seattle, WA) EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 4, 2018
52% Papillon (2018) On its own, this new Papillon is a perfectly decent movie that tells a fascinating, suspenseful story with clarity and emotion. But in almost every aspect, it's inferior to the 1973 version. - The Stranger (Seattle, WA) EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 22, 2018
23% Mile 22 (2018) It is a loathsome, hateful thing without a single redeeming quality. - The Stranger (Seattle, WA) EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 17, 2018
76% The King (2018) As effective a mirror as Presley might be for modern America, The King's revelations are rote, best suited for middle-school American Studies classes and Rolls-Royce fetishists. - The Stranger (Seattle, WA) EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 18, 2018
97% Three Identical Strangers (2018) Three Identical Strangers' bizarre, emotional rollercoaster lingers with you-and not merely because it all actually happened. - The Stranger (Seattle, WA) EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 16, 2018
100% Leave No Trace (2018) The movie belongs to McKenzie, whose extraordinary performance as daughter Tom is heartbreaking, inspiring, and unforgettable. - The Stranger (Seattle, WA) EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 27, 2018
56% Tag (2018) [Hannibal] Buress is by far and away the funniest of these five, even though he gets the least to do. - The Stranger (Seattle, WA) EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 19, 2018
89% American Animals (2018) Which makes me wonder if Layton should have jettisoned the film's documentary elements entirely... Still, American Animals is interesting and entertaining enough that these questions just make me want to see it again. - The Stranger (Seattle, WA) EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 7, 2018
90% Isle of Dogs (2018) But all in all, Isle of Dogs is worth recommending. Yes, it's probably the most problematic thing Anderson's done. It's also the most intricate, the most alluring, the most frivolous. - The Stranger (Seattle, WA) EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 29, 2018
24% 7 Days in Entebbe (2018) It's very easy to see all the things that went wrong during that Air France hijacking; it's a lot harder to figure out how 7 Days in Entebbe made so many consistently bad choices. - The Stranger (Seattle, WA) EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 15, 2018
85% Game Night (2018) An amazing performance from Jesse Plemons, who never lets go of a Westie Terrier. And the ridiculously likable [Rachel] McAdams proves yet again she's the Meryl Streep of her generation. - The Stranger (Seattle, WA) EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 23, 2018
88% Annihilation (2018) Annihilation is the best kind of cinematic experience, one that floods the senses without battering them into submission, and one that moves the mind and heart without manipulating them. It's a staggering thing to witness. - The Stranger (Seattle, WA) EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 23, 2018
79% All the Money in the World (2017) This thing should have been a disaster. In Scott's hands, it's anything but. - The Stranger (Seattle, WA) EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 21, 2017
60% Murder On The Orient Express (2017) So as a star-studded actors' showcase, Murder on the Orient Express is uncomfortable. As a mystery, it's a total bust-you'll care less about solving the murder than about figuring out just what is going on with Branagh's mustache. - The Stranger (Seattle, WA) EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 10, 2017
28% Suburbicon (2017) The movie's a sour mishmash of too many ingredients that shouldn't have been mixed together. - The Stranger (Seattle, WA) EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 26, 2017
80% The Killing of a Sacred Deer (2017) [Yorgos] Lanthimos gets under your skin and stays there. - The Stranger (Seattle, WA) EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 25, 2017
86% American Made (2017) The movie's a bit of a mess, but it does enough things really well that it's always fun to watch. - The Stranger (Seattle, WA) EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 5, 2017
52% Kingsman: The Golden Circle (2017) Kingsman: The Golden Circle what we should've expected from a Kingsman sequel-worse than the original, but still more fun than it has any right to be. - The Stranger (Seattle, WA) EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 20, 2017
100% Long Strange Trip: The Untold Story of The Grateful Dead (2017) Long Strange Trip may be a challenging proposition for non-devotees, but it's worth diving into if you have even a mild interest in 20th-century music or American history. - The Stranger (Seattle, WA) EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 24, 2017
96% Menashe (2017) [Joshua Z. ] Weinstein's Menashe succeeds in doing what many good films do; it opens the door to a world most of us don't really know. - The Stranger (Seattle, WA) EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 24, 2017
92% Logan Lucky (2017) A couple of clicks toward even more weirdness and Logan Lucky might have landed Soderbergh in Coen Brothers territory. Now that really would have been something to behold. - The Stranger (Seattle, WA) EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 24, 2017