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Kristi Turnquist

Kristi Turnquist

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Kristi Turnquist's reviews only count toward the Tomatometer when published at the following Tomatometer-approved publication(s): Oregonian

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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
100% The Looming Tower: Season 1 (TV, 2018) ""The Looming Tower" works both as a recent period piece - note the dismissive way that female agents are described - and a cautionary tale about how rivalries and feuds within the U.S. intelligence community can lead to potentially deadly results. " ‐ Oregonian
Posted Feb 23, 2018
70% Everything Sucks!: Season 1 (TV, 2018) "If Everything Sucks! isn't up to the standard of a classic like Freaks and Geeks, the show's gentle touch and affection for its characters help keep it bouncing along, even when things get bumpy. " ‐ Oregonian
Posted Feb 14, 2018
No Score Yet Portlandia: Season 7 (TV, 2017) "Season 7 is the next-to-last one of Portlandia, but based on its spry start, the show hasn't yet worn out its welcome. " ‐ Oregonian
Posted Feb 13, 2018
26% Here and Now: Season 1 (TV, 2018) "If the show is going to improve, it needs to tighten the focus. " ‐ Oregonian
Posted Feb 11, 2018
80% Portlandia: Season 8 (TV, 2018) "Armisen, Brownstein and the rest of the team intend to keep things bright as they prepare to turn out the lights. " ‐ Oregonian
Posted Jan 16, 2018
98% The Vietnam War: Miniseries (TV, 2017) "The Vietnam War is both the most powerful film Burns has produced, and the most despairing. There's no optimism here, no moments of lyricism. " ‐ Oregonian
Posted Dec 27, 2017
95% Bates Motel: Season 3 (TV, 2015) ""Bates Motel" is consistently entertaining, with flashes of dark humor, and a surprising amount of suspense, considering we all know how this story ultimately ends. " ‐ Oregonian
Posted Dec 15, 2017
No Score Yet The Librarians: Season 4 (TV, 2017-2018) "In an age when pop culture is hooked on superheroes, it's especially comforting to see the Librarians team saving the day not with their bulging muscles or futuristic gizmos, but with their their fact-filled, enlightened brains. " ‐ Oregonian
Posted Dec 10, 2017
96% The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel: Season 1 (TV, 2017) "The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel isn't perfect, but its exuberant spirit and loving recreation of 1950s New York are great fun to watch. " ‐ Oregonian
Posted Nov 30, 2017
93% The Crown: Season 2 (TV, 2017) "The Crown is a showcase for keen character observation and inspired acting, not only from Foy. As Philip, Smith is able to show more dimensions of a man who's hard to like, but not easy to outright condemn. " ‐ Oregonian
Posted Nov 30, 2017
58% The Good Doctor: Season 1 (TV, 2017) "Pilots aren't series. And after that overwrought beginning, The Good Doctor has gotten better. And it's not hard to see why so many viewers are responding. " ‐ Oregonian
Posted Nov 9, 2017
94% Stranger Things: Season 2 (TV, 2017) "Is Stranger Things 2 worth the wait? Absolutely. The Duffer Brothers, who created the series, and their team have mostly avoided a danger more deadly than a Demorgorgon -- namely, sequelitis. " ‐ Oregonian
Posted Oct 23, 2017
72% The Walking Dead: Season 8 (TV, 2017) "The action is so fragmented, it often feels like -- to paraphrase Shakespeare -- there's a lot of sound and fury going on, and it doesn't signify much. " ‐ Oregonian
Posted Oct 22, 2017
67% The Returned (US): Season 1 (TV, 2015) "The first episode is slow-paced and deliberate, with a dream-like tone ... Things pick up a bit in the second episode " ‐ Oregonian
Posted Oct 18, 2017
64% Law & Order: True Crime: The Menendez Murders (TV, 2017) "If these two episodes don't promise anything terribly deep, they're packed with enough good performances and details to make us curious about what comes next. " ‐ Oregonian
Posted Sep 24, 2017
92% The Deuce: Season 1 (TV, 2017) "Even with its flaws, the skilled cast, including Lawrence Gilliard Jr. as an NYPD cop, makes The Deuce compelling. " ‐ Oregonian
Posted Sep 10, 2017
87% Game of Thrones: Season 7 Episode 7 "Hackers be damned, it was a finale that, like the season that preceded it, moved fast and offered huge plot developments that fans who had checked out finale predictions were probably expecting, but were satisfying to watch, anyway. " ‐ Oregonian
Posted Aug 27, 2017
50% The Last Tycoon: Season 1 (TV, 2016) "At its best, The Last Tycoon is an absorbing trip back to Hollywood's not-so-Golden Age. And even when it slips, it's still pretty good melodrama. " ‐ Oregonian
Posted Jul 20, 2017
95% Game of Thrones: Season 7 (TV, 2017) "For me, the long-awaited season opener did what it needed to do. With one glaring exception. I refer, of course, to the great Ed Sheeran cameo disaster. " ‐ Oregonian
Posted Jul 17, 2017
100% America in Color: Miniseries (TV, 2017) "The history is mostly a familiar overview, but the straightforward narration, well delivered by actor Liev Schreiber covers the big picture and some smaller, but intriguing, details. " ‐ Oregonian
Posted Jul 11, 2017
100% The Defiant Ones: Miniseries (TV, 2017) "Music fans looking for a stylishly made documentary that celebrates two influential record producers, and overflows with rock, hip hop, and pop superstars, should find The Defiant Ones breezy summer viewing. " ‐ Oregonian
Posted Jul 10, 2017
61% Snowfall: Season 1 (TV, 2017) "With the story jumping from scenes of depraved creeps inhaling cocaine to dimly lit conversations about criminal schemes, Snowfall both tries to do too much and doesn't do enough. " ‐ Oregonian
Posted Jul 5, 2017
47% Prime Suspect: Tennison: Season 1 (TV, 2017) "The miniseries ... never gets off the ground. " ‐ Oregonian
Posted Jun 26, 2017
97% Broadchurch: Season 3 (TV, 2017) "After such a rewarding final season, it's hard to accept that this is the last we'll see of Hardy and Miller. " ‐ Oregonian
Posted Jun 23, 2017
95% GLOW: Season 1 (TV, 2017) "Like Tootsie, GLOW has a comic, compassionate tone. The women who make up the GLOW wrestling troupe for the fledgling TV show are as diverse as can be, and even as they embrace wildly stereotypical personas, the show respects their individual quirks. " ‐ Oregonian
Posted Jun 16, 2017
100% Twin Peaks: The Return Episode 2 "Through it all, Lynch's sound design puts low, ominous hums in the background, or sometimes, there's no background noise at all, which is even more eerie. " ‐ Oregonian
Posted Jun 6, 2017
100% Twin Peaks: The Return Episode 1 "Based on the first two hours, Lynch in particular is giving us the surreal, dream/nightmare images he's become famous for. " ‐ Oregonian
Posted Jun 6, 2017
72% House of Cards: Season 5 (TV, 2017) "By this point, the actors are comfortably in their element. Spacey is as assured as ever, even if Frank's occasional addresses to the camera seem to come out of nowhere. " ‐ Oregonian
Posted May 30, 2017
72% The Wizard of Lies (2017) "The Wizard of Lies spends much of its overlong two hours and 15 minutes running time repeating how Madoff's crimes victimized members of his family. " ‐ Oregonian
Posted May 15, 2017
92% American Gods: Season 1 (TV, 2017) "If you're a fan of Gaiman's work, and patient with slow-moving scenes of thinly developed characters speechifying, you may like it. Others might want to proceed with caution. " ‐ Oregonian
Posted Apr 29, 2017
95% The Handmaid's Tale: Season 1 (TV, 2017) "The Handmaid's Tale isn't just the best original show Hulu has ever done. It's one of the most impressive series of the year. " ‐ Oregonian
Posted Apr 21, 2017
67% The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks "It's a shame The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks wasn't adapted as a miniseries. The amazing true story deserves an adaptation that does justice both to Henrietta Lacks, and to Skloot's achievement. " ‐ Oregonian
Posted Apr 18, 2017
93% Fargo: Season 3 (TV, 2017) "What makes Fargo so consistently extraordinary is how beautifully it balances every storytelling element, from narrative voice, to evocative images to superbly cast actors delivering memorable performances. " ‐ Oregonian
Posted Apr 14, 2017
97% Better Call Saul: Season 3 (TV, 2017) "Better Call Saul is made with craft and care, and it's obvious everyone involved wants the show to be a fitting companion piece to Breaking Bad. Here's hoping Season 3 gets things moving in that direction. " ‐ Oregonian
Posted Apr 10, 2017
0% The Kennedys - After Camelot: Season 1 (TV, 2017) "The Kennedys: After Camelot ends the tacky Kennedy miniseries trend. Hasn't the family suffered enough? " ‐ Oregonian
Posted Apr 3, 2017
91% Feud: Bette and Joan (TV, 2017) "As a saga about how Hollywood builds up idols and then throws them aside, Feud: Bette and Joan is no Sunset Boulevard. But it's a delicious cocktail of nostalgia, gossip and star power. " ‐ Oregonian
Posted Mar 6, 2017
92% Big Little Lies: Season 1 (TV, 2017) "Unlike some self-consciously glum prestige TV dramas, Big Little Lies isn't afraid to be entertaining, mixing intimate, dark drama with sly social commentary. It's one of the best shows of this still-young year. " ‐ Oregonian
Posted Feb 17, 2017
90% Girls: Season 6 (TV, 2017) "The clamor about Girls may have died down, which is a relief. Based on the first three episodes, Dunham is ready to end her story with satirical precision and self-aware compassion. " ‐ Oregonian
Posted Feb 9, 2017
90% Legion: Season 1 (TV, 2017) "Legion may not show us characters saving the world or running around in costume. But it's super all the same. " ‐ Oregonian
Posted Feb 2, 2017
75% Santa Clarita Diet: Season 1 (TV, 2017) "Santa Clarita Diet deserves points for energy and staying faithful to its nutty premise. It's worth checking out -- just make sure you're not having dinner while watching. " ‐ Oregonian
Posted Jan 30, 2017
82% Victoria: Season 1 (TV, 2016) "It's no Downton Abbey (especially during tedious scenes involving the palace staff), but Victoria has enough glittering chandeliers, glowing candlelight, luxurious furnishings, sumptuous gowns and dazzling jewels to make it undemanding, cozy viewing. " ‐ Oregonian
Posted Jan 13, 2017
78% The Young Pope: Miniseries (TV, 2017) "I'd happily trade one of the scenes in which the action (such as it is) comes to a halt while we admire the beauty of the camera gliding around the Vatican for more coherent storytelling and characterizations that make sense. " ‐ Oregonian
Posted Jan 13, 2017
93% Marvel's Luke Cage: Season 1 (TV, 2016) "Creator Cheo Hodari Coker gives us not so much a portrait of a superhero as a fleshed-out vision of the Harlem community. " ‐ Oregonian
Posted Dec 31, 2016
100% Transparent: Season 3 (TV, 2016) "In Season 3, the superb writing and performances make Transparent more satisfying than ever. " ‐ Oregonian
Posted Dec 31, 2016
66% The Walking Dead: Season 7 Episode 1 "The most shocking reveal was just how low executive producer and showrunner Scott M. Gimple and Walking Dead comics creator Robert Kirkman are willing to go for the sake of sensationalism and torture porn. " ‐ Oregonian
Posted Oct 24, 2016
63% Killing Reagan (2016) "Killing Reagan, which airs on the National Geographic Channel on Sunday, Oct. 16, feels rushed and incomplete, compressing this historic episode into a flat pancake of pointlessness. " ‐ Oregonian
Posted Oct 14, 2016
100% Insecure: Season 1 (TV, 2016) "Issa Rae made a splash with her web series, Awkward Black Girl, and she brings boundless energy and likability to this new series. " ‐ Oregonian
Posted Oct 10, 2016
63% Divorce: Season 1 (TV, 2016) "Divorce captures the pain, anger and humiliation that comes with break-ups... But it's also darkly funny, and smart enough to make the characters... messed up but likable that we feel sympathetic, frustrated and ultimately compassionate for both of them. " ‐ Oregonian
Posted Oct 10, 2016
88% Westworld: Season 1 (TV, 2016) "Westworld is a fascinating exploration of what it means to be human, and a thoughtful critique of violent entertainment (while also being violent entertainment.) It's one of the most ambitious, intriguing shows of the year. " ‐ Oregonian
Posted Oct 10, 2016
71% Masters of Sex: Season 4 (TV, 2016) "Maybe Season 4 will get better overnight, but based on the early sampling, Masters of Sex feels like a show that would have been better had it wrapped up the story concisely, as a limited series. " ‐ Oregonian
Posted Sep 12, 2016
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