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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
2/5 65% The Night Before (2015) "With a scattered script but an appealing cast, it's more enjoyable than, say, your Nana's fruitcake -- though it's not the dose of memorable holiday cheer it could have been. " ‐ Times-Picayune
Posted Nov 18, 2015
3/5 51% Into the Badlands: Season 1 (TV, 2015) "It's really about the fights, which are bloody, meticulously choreographed -- and which come at a nice enough pace as to mute any tin-ear dialogue or rote line delivery. " ‐ Times-Picayune
Posted Nov 16, 2015
5/5 96% Room (2015) "An emotional emotional roller coaster ride that is at turns touching, harrowing, crushing and flat-out beautiful. " ‐ Times-Picayune
Posted Nov 11, 2015
3/5 64% Spectre (2015) "There's still a hint of the caveman about Daniel Craig's Bond, but it's countered by an emotional evolution that makes him the most interesting Bond in franchise history. " ‐ Times-Picayune
Posted Nov 3, 2015
2.5/4 65% Quantum of Solace (2008) "Quantum of Solace is energetic enough and muscular enough to make you walk a little taller, a little more confidently, on your way back through the theater parking lot. But it's not a film that will stay with you much past that. " ‐ Times-Picayune
Posted Nov 2, 2015
3/5 27% Burnt (2015) "It's familiar stuff but satisfying stuff, thanks largely to the performance of Cooper who brings enough texture to the role of Adam Jones to make his story interesting. " ‐ Times-Picayune
Posted Oct 28, 2015
4/5 84% Steve Jobs (2015) "As good as Michael Fassbender is in the lead role, the real star is Aaron Sorkin's smart, thrillingly unconventional script. " ‐ Times-Picayune
Posted Oct 22, 2015
2/5 74% Goosebumps (2015) "While wholesome in its own macabre way, it is every bit as repetitive, predictable and tame as the book series. And all without the added benefit of getting kids to read. " ‐ Times-Picayune
Posted Oct 14, 2015
3/5 91% Bridge of Spies (2015) "More Cold War nuts-and-bolts than cloak-and-dagger, it's an old-fashioned entertainment that benefits greatly from the warmth of Tom Hanks. " ‐ Times-Picayune
Posted Oct 13, 2015
3/5 89% Mississippi Grind (2015) "A two-handed portrait of addiction, desperation and regret that both narratively and stylistically harks back to the gritty character plays of the 1960s and early 1970s. " ‐ Times-Picayune
Posted Oct 9, 2015
3/5 72% He Named Me Malala (2015) "I can't wait to show this movie to my daughter. Perhaps more importantly, I also can't wait to show it to my sons. " ‐ Times-Picayune
Posted Oct 8, 2015
4/5 91% 99 Homes (2015) "With great performances and a surprisingly brisk pace, Bahrani's thoroughly researched film -- part drama, part expose -- drips with a sense of nowness. " ‐ Times-Picayune
Posted Oct 8, 2015
2/5 42% Cooties (2015) "It's got an inspired setup, but then wastes it on a half-baked plot, a tepid sense of humor and a preoccupation with one-upping itself with its admittedly solid gore effects. " ‐ Times-Picayune
Posted Sep 30, 2015
1/5 52% Hotel Transylvania 2 (2015) "Where's a wooden stake when you need one? " ‐ Times-Picayune
Posted Sep 25, 2015
3/5 91% Grandma (2015) "It's a delight to see Tomlin doing once more what she's supposed to be doing: making us laugh with her sharp-tongued wit, while making us feel something deeper inside. " ‐ Times-Picayune
Posted Sep 17, 2015
4/5 73% Everest (2015) "Intense, riveting and soaring on the type of jaw-dropping visuals one would expect from an IMAX documentary about Everest , it's an entirely immersive cinematic experience. " ‐ Times-Picayune
Posted Sep 16, 2015
3/5 66% Learning To Drive (2015) "It might lack subtlety, but Clarkson and Kingsley's triple-threat senses of humor, intelligence and on-screen effortlessness help deliver a breezy, grown-up yarn. " ‐ Times-Picayune
Posted Sep 9, 2015
3/5 63% The Visit (2015) "With The Visit, Shyamalan (finally) gets back to what he does best: Using his own sixth sense to subvert audience expectations with a satisfyingly suspenseful yarn. " ‐ Times-Picayune
Posted Sep 9, 2015
2/5 15% American Heist (2015) "Hayden Christensen and Adrien Brody turn in solid performances, but this by-the-numbers exercise does little to distinguish itself from any number of better crime thrillers. " ‐ Times-Picayune
Posted Sep 8, 2015
2/5 90% A Pigeon Sat on a Branch Reflecting on Existence (2015) "As much as Andersson wants to make his audience chuckle and think, it also feels like he wants to confound them, dragging them by the funny bone through an entertainingly bizarre but frustratingly cryptic landscape. " ‐ Times-Picayune
Posted Sep 4, 2015
3/5 77% Jimmy's Hall (2015) "A film that breaks little new narrative ground but which nonetheless offers an enjoyable and handsomely photographed snapshot of the Irish experience " ‐ Times-Picayune
Posted Sep 4, 2015
3/5 82% Mistress America (2015) "A pleasantly amusing whimsy that -- fueled by Baumbach's rapid-fire dialogue and the charm of Gerwig and co-star Lola Kirke -- treads occasionally into laugh-out-loud hilarity " ‐ Times-Picayune
Posted Sep 4, 2015
5/5 98% Inside Out (2015) "I'll add a message for Pixar's genius collective as a whole: Please don't stop stretching, reaching and pushing the boundaries of the art form. " ‐ Times-Picayune
Posted Aug 31, 2015
3/5 82% Testament Of Youth (2015) "Beneath all that genre eye candy, though, resides a smart and moving story that, after a somewhat slow-moving first hour, builds nicely to become an emotionally engaging drama. " ‐ Times-Picayune
Posted Aug 31, 2015
3/5 99% Phoenix (2015) "Even if the pacing of Petzhold's low-key and at-times lull-prone story occasionally gets away from him, there's no denying the power in his tale. " ‐ Times-Picayune
Posted Aug 27, 2015
2/5 91% The End Of The Tour (2015) "As good as Segel and Eisenberg are, it rarely feels like more than two guys merely chatting about life as they chain-smoke cigarettes and gnaw on Twizzlers. " ‐ Times-Picayune
Posted Aug 19, 2015
3/5 44% American Ultra (2015) "While Nourizadeh's just-for-fun head trip is no more ambitious than its long-haired pothead of a main character, it delivers on its sole goal: to entertain and to surprise. " ‐ Times-Picayune
Posted Aug 18, 2015
4/5 97% Listen To Me Marlon (2015) "A mesmerizing and intimate portrait of the actor/enigma that -- in true Brando from -- stands apart as a decidedly unconventional but undeniably magnetic study of celebrity. " ‐ Times-Picayune
Posted Aug 13, 2015
3/5 89% Straight Outta Compton (2015) "Though not without its flaws, it crackles with a timeliness and a now-ness that elevates it beyond mere entertainment and into the realm of subtle social commentary. " ‐ Times-Picayune
Posted Aug 12, 2015
2/5 10% Fantastic Four (2015) " While other, better superhero movies have a way of putting moviegoers in touch with their inner 10-year-old, Trank's film likely will appeal mostly to actual 10-year-olds. " ‐ Times-Picayune
Posted Aug 7, 2015
2/5 42% Irrational Man (2015) "More Cassandra's Dream than it is Midnight in Paris, it's an attractively shot shrug that isn't perfect but which in its best moment is perfectly enjoyable. " ‐ Times-Picayune
Posted Aug 6, 2015
4/5 97% The Look of Silence (2015) "Searing, essential and unforgettable. " ‐ Times-Picayune
Posted Aug 6, 2015
2/5 27% The Runner (2015) "As attractively shot and as well-cast as it is, the gloomy, inert The Runner isn't a film that sprints or dashes. It merely chugs along steadily. " ‐ Times-Picayune
Posted Aug 4, 2015
3/4 96% Ratatouille (2007) "And there's Remy himself, voiced by irreverent comic Patton Oswalt. Yes, he's a rat, and a pantless one at that, but he's a charming rat. " ‐ Times-Picayune
Posted Aug 3, 2015
3/5 80% Infinitely Polar Bear (2015) "The tone of Forbes' at-times surprisingly funny script and the latest fine performance from Mark Ruffalo combine for a sweet, compassionate look at mental illness. " ‐ Times-Picayune
Posted Jul 30, 2015
3/5 87% The Tribe (2015) "It's a cinematic tightrope act, and it is to Slaboshpitsky's credit that he pulls it off. " ‐ Times-Picayune
Posted Jul 30, 2015
3/5 59% Southpaw (2015) "When does great acting trump a formulaic story? When the actor is Jake Gyllenhaal and the story is the boxing melodrama Southpaw. " ‐ Times-Picayune
Posted Jul 23, 2015
3/5 17% Pixels (2015) "A just-for-fun and mostly benign all-ages romp that doubles as a giddy tip of the cap to those who remember pumping quarter after quarter into coin-op arcade games. " ‐ Times-Picayune
Posted Jul 22, 2015
3/5 87% Mr. Holmes (2015) "Ian McKellen turns in a deft and nuanced performance -- two of them, actually -- that are consistently mesmerizing, even when the story threatens to wander off course. " ‐ Times-Picayune
Posted Jul 17, 2015
3/5 79% Ant-Man (2015) "Ant-Man is a load of a fun, a light-hearted superhero heist film with a sense of humor and playfulness that will make you forget just how silly the whole thing is. " ‐ Times-Picayune
Posted Jul 17, 2015
4/5 85% Trainwreck (2015) "Despite its formulaic underpinnings, Schumer makes it feel fresh with her comic writing, her comic timing and her ability to make us care for her trainwreck of a character. " ‐ Times-Picayune
Posted Jul 13, 2015
2/5 21% Self/less (2015) "It's just plain less -- less than what sci-fi fans are probably hoping for, and less than what it could have been. " ‐ Times-Picayune
Posted Jul 9, 2015
4/5 96% Amy (2015) "It's hard to imagine another film coming closer to truly explaining the tragic enigma that was Amy Winehouse. " ‐ Times-Picayune
Posted Jul 9, 2015
3/5 54% Minions (2015) "On paper, there's no reason this film should work. But these Minions, they work in mysterious ways. As a result, the uneven but entirely genial Minions does, too. " ‐ Times-Picayune
Posted Jul 8, 2015
2/5 82% The Overnight (2015) "Brice seems more interested in keeping viewers guessing than in crafting a meaningful story. While that makes his film unpredictable, it comes at the cost of emotional impact. " ‐ Times-Picayune
Posted Jul 1, 2015
3/4 94% Iron Man (2008) "His well-honed acting chops aside, a big reason the casting of Downey as Stark works so darn well is that incorrigible streak, which he somehow always has been able to balance with an irrepressible likability and which he uses to full effect here. " ‐ Times-Picayune
Posted Jun 15, 2015
3/5 71% Jurassic World (2015) "It took 22 years, and it took three tries, but Hollywood has finally hatched a worthy sequel to Steven Spielberg's groundbreaking and spine-tingling Jurassic Park. " ‐ Times-Picayune
Posted Jun 11, 2015
3/5 93% Spy (2015) "A funny and wholly entertaining romp filled with McCarthy-driven laughs that exceed any expectations generated by that inexplicably empty title. " ‐ Times-Picayune
Posted Jun 4, 2015
2/5 50% Tomorrowland (2015) "Somewhere on its way to becoming a live-action Disney classic, Bird's well-crafted illusion flickers and fades, a casualty of faulty storytelling. " ‐ Times-Picayune
Posted May 20, 2015
3/5 76% Good Kill (2015) "While lacking when it comes to nuance, Niccol's film becomes a searing and finely tuned indie drama that benefits from a voice rooted firmly in the now. " ‐ Times-Picayune
Posted May 20, 2015
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