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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
3/5 48% X-Men: Apocalypse (2016) " It may be too much to ask for cinematic lightning to strike three times, as X-Men: Apocalypse, which has some exhilarating scenes, ultimately turns into the kind of lumbering, special-effects-laden spectacle that the previous films mostly avoided. " ‐ Fort Worth Star-Telegram/DFW.com
Posted May 25, 2016
3.5/5 91% The Nice Guys (2016) "This run-down, wood-paneled world of AMC Pacers and The Pina Colada Song makes an appropriate setting for this lightweight yet diverting action comedy that, aside from being too long, has the sense not to take itself too seriously. " ‐ Fort Worth Star-Telegram/DFW.com
Posted May 19, 2016
3.5/5 63% The Man Who Knew Infinity (2016) "[It] takes an incredible true story - about an impoverished Indian man whose Jedi math skills helped him triumph over race, class and bad food in early 20th century England - and telescopes it into a well-made yet predictable tale of inspiration. " ‐ Fort Worth Star-Telegram/DFW.com
Posted May 12, 2016
3.5/5 100% Kill Zone 2 (Saat po long 2) (2016) "What makes Kill Zone 2 remarkable is the head-pounding martial-arts action, a ballet of brutality that makes up in murderous choreography what it lacks in narrative cohesion. No one goes to a movie called Kill Zone 2 for plot anyway. " ‐ Fort Worth Star-Telegram/DFW.com
Posted May 12, 2016
3.5/5 56% Money Monster (2016) "Unfolding in real time, Money Monster hints at being a more taut, topical thriller than it turns out to be. While always compulsively watchable, and often surprisingly funny, it loses some of its steam once it becomes clear where it's going. " ‐ Fort Worth Star-Telegram/DFW.com
Posted May 12, 2016
4/5 90% Captain America: Civil War (2016) " While it lacks the sense of surprise of [the last film], its mix of action, humor, effects, the introduction of a new character and the reintroduction of an old one strikes just the right tone for a film that is as much about marketing as moviemaking. " ‐ Fort Worth Star-Telegram/DFW.com
Posted May 3, 2016
3.5/5 55% Pali Road (2016) " Adding to the appeal is the ability of [director] Lim and cinematographer Quyen Tran to make the Hawaiian landscape seem both beautiful and threatening, an element rarely seen in Hollywood's picture-postcard portrayals of the islands. " ‐ Fort Worth Star-Telegram/DFW.com
Posted Apr 28, 2016
4/5 90% Green Room (2016) "[Director] Saulnier elevates the ordinary into a tense game of punk rock cat-and-mouse that's only leavened slightly by a dark sense of humor. " ‐ Fort Worth Star-Telegram/DFW.com
Posted Apr 28, 2016
4/5 97% Sing Street (2016) "A good-natured, old-fashioned, crowd-pleasing Irish pop musical that doesn't go anywhere unexpected but has a great time getting there. " ‐ Fort Worth Star-Telegram/DFW.com
Posted Apr 21, 2016
2/5 67% A Hologram for the King (2016) " Starring Tom Hanks and directed and written by Tom Tykwer ( Cloud Atlas, Run Lola Run), it veers from dark comedy to drama to buddy movie to romance without being particularly successful at any of them. " ‐ Fort Worth Star-Telegram/DFW.com
Posted Apr 21, 2016
3.5/5 83% Midnight Special (2016) "Even if the film unravels a bit at the end, the set-up is terrific, driven in large part by the way Nichols continues to play to his storytelling strengths. " ‐ Fort Worth Star-Telegram/DFW.com
Posted Mar 31, 2016
4.5/5 100% They Will Have to Kill Us First (2016) "Much like the transporting 2014 Oscar-nominated narrative film Timbuktu, which dealt with the same topic, They Will Have to Kill Us First is both bracing and beautiful. " ‐ Fort Worth Star-Telegram/DFW.com
Posted Mar 31, 2016
3.5/5 90% City Of Gold (2016) "City of Gold then comes off as something of a puff piece. But when snatches of his poetic reviews are read in voiceover, it's clear that at least some of that puffery is well deserved. " ‐ Fort Worth Star-Telegram/DFW.com
Posted Mar 24, 2016
4.5/5 96% Krisha (2016) "Shults coaxes strong performances from everyone, especially Fairchild, who inhabits Krisha with the force of a tornado. " ‐ Fort Worth Star-Telegram/DFW.com
Posted Mar 24, 2016
4.5/5 91% A War (Krigen) (2016) "The haunting and stark A War may be [Tobias Lindholm's] most striking and effective work yet " ‐ Fort Worth Star-Telegram/DFW.com
Posted Mar 17, 2016
2.5/5 53% Triple 9 (2016) "The slam-bang opening bank robbery and chase channels the best of Michael Mann from his Heat days. But Triple 9 soon bleeds out and becomes a perfunctory hodgepodge of other crime movies. " ‐ Fort Worth Star-Telegram/DFW.com
Posted Feb 25, 2016
3.5/5 43% Forsaken (2016) "Forsaken is a conventional...Western that, with the exception of a particular four-letter word, could have just easily been made in 1956 as 2016. But what saves it from being an extraneous exercise in genre worship are the persuasive performances. " ‐ Fort Worth Star-Telegram/DFW.com
Posted Feb 17, 2016
4/5 61% Race (2016) "There are reasons to wish that Race...offered a broader, deeper portrait of the man. Yet, as a celebration and evocation of a stunning moment in time, it's an engrossing and occasionally surprising take on an iconic event in sports history. " ‐ Fort Worth Star-Telegram/DFW.com
Posted Feb 17, 2016
3.5/5 83% Deadpool (2016) " Deadpool succeeds where other irreverent send-ups of the genre failed... [But] the over-the-top mayhem, do-you-kiss-your-mother-with-that-mouth trash talk, and jokey cynicism can't stop [it] from hurtling toward predictability. " ‐ Fort Worth Star-Telegram/DFW.com
Posted Feb 11, 2016
3.5/5 78% Already Tomorrow In Hong Kong (2016) "As both a valentine to new love and Hong Kong's Cantonese cosmopolitanism, it's a breezily enjoyable and heartfelt travelogue. " ‐ Fort Worth Star-Telegram/DFW.com
Posted Feb 11, 2016
2.5/5 42% Pride and Prejudice and Zombies (2016) "Far better than Vampire Hunter, Pride and Prejudice and Zombies at least gets the P&P part of the equation right...Yet the film is neither humorous enough to work as send-up, cutting enough to work as social commentary nor scary enough to work as horror. " ‐ Fort Worth Star-Telegram/DFW.com
Posted Feb 4, 2016
3/5 63% The Finest Hours (2016) "The Finest Hours... splits in two much like the wounded vessel at its heart. There's the film that's set on the sea and much of that is pretty terrific...And then there's the film set on land, and that one runs aground. " ‐ Fort Worth Star-Telegram/DFW.com
Posted Jan 28, 2016
2.5/5 55% Jeruzalem (2016) "If not for its setting, the Israeli horror film Jeruzalem would be just another video verite, found-footage, would-be scarefest with little to make it unique...There's just not much scare there. " ‐ Fort Worth Star-Telegram/DFW.com
Posted Jan 28, 2016
3/5 55% Lazer Team (2016) "Begun as an Indiegogo campaign and now a full-fledged feature film, the Austin-shot Lazer Team is never hysterically funny but manages to capture the Saturday morning, kidvid sensibility. " ‐ Fort Worth Star-Telegram/DFW.com
Posted Jan 28, 2016
4/5 80% Ip Man 3 (2016) "Any movie that features Donnie Yen going up against Mike Tyson with fight choreography designed by Yuen Woo-Ping at least has a sense of humor about itself. But Ip Man 3...is far more than this burst of stunt casting and pop-culture cool suggests. " ‐ Fort Worth Star-Telegram/DFW.com
Posted Jan 21, 2016
4.5/5 82% The Revenant (2015) " A grueling portrait of nature and man at their most unrelenting and unforgiving. " ‐ Fort Worth Star-Telegram/DFW.com
Posted Jan 7, 2016
3/5 75% The Hateful Eight (2015) "The Hateful Eight is an easy film to admire for its creator's singular and distinct vision. But it's tough movie to love. " ‐ Fort Worth Star-Telegram/DFW.com
Posted Dec 22, 2015
2.5/5 61% Concussion (2015) "While the discussion it has kicked up is worthwhile and Omalu deserves all the credit he can get, a Google search on his life and struggles may prove more entertaining. " ‐ Fort Worth Star-Telegram/DFW.com
Posted Dec 22, 2015
4.5/5 94% Carol (2015) "Even if it didn't have a spellbinding central performance from Cate Blanchett, Carol would be worth seeing just for its sumptuous re-creation of an era...Todd Haynes' film is luminescent - like a perfectly preserved Kodachrome image. " ‐ Fort Worth Star-Telegram/DFW.com
Posted Dec 22, 2015
4/5 88% The Big Short (2015) "[It] works as a companion piece to 99 Homes, a film from this year about a laid-off construction worker...Both films capture the deep sense of desperation that comes with a financial crisis and the collateral damage that's left in its path. " ‐ Fort Worth Star-Telegram/DFW.com
Posted Dec 21, 2015
4/5 92% Star Wars: Episode VII - The Force Awakens (2015) "A triumphant return to form for the franchise - the best of the films since The Empire Strikes Back...It's also a rousing introduction to new characters who will likely carry this world forward through two more planned episodes and assorted spinoffs. " ‐ Fort Worth Star-Telegram/DFW.com
Posted Dec 16, 2015
3.5/5 89% Mediterranea (2015) "This debut feature from director Jonas Carpignano is often both harrowing and moving though this film festival favorite...falls short of some of the similar, and even more tragic, stories that can be heard just by turning on the news. " ‐ Fort Worth Star-Telegram/DFW.com
Posted Dec 10, 2015
4/5 91% The Girl in the Book (2015) "VanCamp gives a layered, memorable performance, while writer/director Marya Cohn, making her feature debut, has crafted a nonlinear story that artfully tiptoes between cliche and truth. " ‐ Fort Worth Star-Telegram/DFW.com
Posted Dec 10, 2015
4/5 82% Chi-Raq (2015) "There are many words and phrases to describe Chi-Raq. Preachy. Ambitious. Polarizing. Didactic. Maddening. Uneven. Strident. Surreal. Self-indulgent. Topical. Satirical. As subtle as a hammer to the head. But boring is not one of them. " ‐ Fort Worth Star-Telegram/DFW.com
Posted Dec 3, 2015
4/5 94% Creed (2015) "Creed leaves all doubts flat on the mat. It's a rousing, crowd-pleasing blast of entertainment that is not only a well-made sports movie but is also a soulful, cinematic love letter to Philadelphia, the city that has become synonymous with Rocky Balboa. " ‐ Fort Worth Star-Telegram/DFW.com
Posted Nov 23, 2015
3/5 50% Altered Minds (The Red Robin) (2015) "If the resolution isn't quite as satisfying as either the buildup or the performances by the likes of Dexter's C.S. Lee, it's still a well-made thriller. " ‐ Fort Worth Star-Telegram/DFW.com
Posted Nov 21, 2015
4/5 97% Brooklyn (2015) "Big, romantic and as sweet as wedding cake, Brooklyn is a bi-continental love story that proudly wears its heart on its well-crafted sleeve. " ‐ Fort Worth Star-Telegram/DFW.com
Posted Nov 19, 2015
3/5 66% The Night Before (2015) "The Night Before is a mixed Santa's bag of gags with only a few truly laugh-out-loud moments. But the project has enough of a good-natured, yuletide spirit about it that it's hard not to be charmed. " ‐ Fort Worth Star-Telegram/DFW.com
Posted Nov 19, 2015
4/5 47% Criminal Activities (2015) "It's a twisty, kinetic and satisfying thriller with a didn't-see-that-coming climax. " ‐ Fort Worth Star-Telegram/DFW.com
Posted Nov 19, 2015
3.5/5 70% The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 2 (2015) "While it doesn't scale the heights of Catching Fire, the second movie, it's heads, shoulders and quiver above the first and the third. " ‐ Fort Worth Star-Telegram/DFW.com
Posted Nov 19, 2015
3.5/5 33% My All American (2015) "Based on Jim Dent's book Courage Beyond the Game: The Freddie Steinmark Story, the film doesn't offer any surprises as it marches to its weepy conclusion. But along the way it showcases some fine performances and a few bone-crushingly well-staged games. " ‐ Fort Worth Star-Telegram/DFW.com
Posted Nov 12, 2015
4/5 100% Kilo Two Bravo (2015) "Once the men are on the riverbed facing a painful death, [director] Katis and screenwriter Tom Williams wind up the suspense to the point where even a rock cascading down a hill will have you holding your breath, waiting for the next bomb to detonate. " ‐ Fort Worth Star-Telegram/DFW.com
Posted Nov 12, 2015
5/5 96% Spotlight (2015) "At the beginning of Spotlight, a title card proclaims "based on actual events," a tactic many films use to manufacture authenticity even if it's never earned. Here, it feels absolutely right. " ‐ Fort Worth Star-Telegram/DFW.com
Posted Nov 12, 2015
2.5/5 65% Spectre (2015) "Shaken? Stirred? The trouble with Spectre is that it's neither. All the expected ingredients are there...but they never distill into a whole greater than the sum of their predictable parts. " ‐ Fort Worth Star-Telegram/DFW.com
Posted Nov 4, 2015
2.5/5 30% Burnt (2015) "The food looks fresh and gorgeous in Burnt, a parade of sous-vide and sauces that will send audiences into the streets ravenous. It's the rest of the movie that feels stale. " ‐ Fort Worth Star-Telegram/DFW.com
Posted Oct 29, 2015
3/5 89% Bone Tomahawk (2015) "On the list of things the world needs, a mash-up of The Searchers and Hannibal is pretty far down there. But if there is going to be such a thing, the smartly cast and well-crafted Bone Tomahawk fills the bill nicely. " ‐ Fort Worth Star-Telegram/DFW.com
Posted Oct 22, 2015
1.5/5 8% Rock the Kasbah (2015) "Rock the Kasbah, does not rock at all - not even a little bit. " ‐ Fort Worth Star-Telegram/DFW.com
Posted Oct 22, 2015
4/5 92% Beasts of No Nation (2015) "Director/writer Cary Joji Fukunaga hasn't made a film that's quite as revolutionary as either its distribution model or casting. But it's still an involving and searing tale of a boy surviving the horrors of being a child soldier. " ‐ Fort Worth Star-Telegram/DFW.com
Posted Oct 15, 2015
3/5 85% Steve Jobs (2015) "Still, Steve Jobs doesn't dig much beyond the surface of the man in the title. Anyone who wants a fuller story, free from the heavy hand of Sorkin, should seek out Alex Gibney's documentary from earlier this year, Steve Jobs: The Man in the Machine. " ‐ Fort Worth Star-Telegram/DFW.com
Posted Oct 15, 2015
4/5 92% 99 Homes (2015) "While Bahrani and his co-writers approach the subject matter with all the noisy subtlety of a bar brawl, the film rises above mere polemics thanks to charged performances from Andrew Garfield and especially Michael Shannon. " ‐ Fort Worth Star-Telegram/DFW.com
Posted Oct 8, 2015
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