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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
2/4 9% Papa: Hemingway in Cuba (2016) "As the first U.S. film shot in Cuba since Castro came to power in 1959, Papa gives us sights to revel in. Oddly, what hurts is the clunky, overripe script. " ‐ Rolling Stone
Posted Apr 29, 2016
3.5/4 75% The Family Fang (2016) "Jason Bateman has an affinity for directing. He and Kidman make a potent team in a provocative film that questions the limits of art in a world that forgets to be human. " ‐ Rolling Stone
Posted Apr 29, 2016
1/4 8% Mother's Day (2016) "Director Garry Marshall is a menace. He keeps killing holidays with all-star comedies in which a laugh would die of loneliness. Note to Marshall: Keep your mitts off Father's Day. " ‐ Rolling Stone
Posted Apr 29, 2016
3/4 75% Keanu (2016) "I've heard complaints that the feature film debut from Comedy Central's Key and Peele is uneven, overlong and really just a cat video disguised as a movie. Yeah, maybe. But I laughed my ass off. " ‐ Rolling Stone
Posted Apr 29, 2016
2/4 65% A Hologram for the King (2016) "Not even the mighty Tom Hanks can save this scattershot adaptation of Dave Eggers' lost-soul novel " ‐ Rolling Stone
Posted Apr 22, 2016
32% Under the Cherry Moon (1986) "Like Elvis Presley, Prince has the charisma to carry an atrocious movie-real fans just want to see him-but even Elvis never got so carried away with himself that he thought he could direct. " ‐ People Magazine
Posted Apr 22, 2016
1/4 3% Nina (2016) "The word on this Nina Simone biopic has been so toxic for so long - it was filmed in 2012 but only released now - I was really hoping to find something good in it. No luck. " ‐ Rolling Stone
Posted Apr 22, 2016
2.5/4 76% Elvis & Nixon (2016) "Even when I didn't buy a word being said, I went with the flow. Why? Michael Shannon as Elvis and Kevin Spacey as Tricky Dick. Watching great actors swing for the fences is something special. " ‐ Rolling Stone
Posted Apr 22, 2016
1/4 16% The Huntsman: Winter's War (2016) "The script lifts so much plot from Disney's animated Frozen that it could qualify as a remake. No one sings "Let It Go," but my advice to audiences is to do just that. " ‐ Rolling Stone
Posted Apr 22, 2016
3/4 86% The Meddler (2016) "Susan Sarandon is a star shining on her highest beams in a movie that the gifted writer-director Lorene Scafaria turns into something far less clich├ęd and more nuanced than the anatomy of a bossypants. - " ‐ Rolling Stone
Posted Apr 22, 2016
3/4 92% Barbershop: The Next Cut (2016) "It's stagey, often simplistic and it talks too damn much. But, hell, the talk has flavor and snap and a real-world sense of a community in crisis. Not bad for an escapist romp. " ‐ Rolling Stone
Posted Apr 15, 2016
3.5/4 97% Sing Street (2016) "Sing Street is the most romantic movie you'll find anywhere these days, brimming over with music, fun and the thrill of first love. " ‐ Rolling Stone
Posted Apr 14, 2016
3/4 88% Green Room (2016) "Green Room is way more than crass exploitation. It's a B movie with an art-house core. " ‐ Rolling Stone
Posted Apr 14, 2016
3.5/4 94% The Jungle Book (2016) "Favreau's Jungle Book fills us with something rare in movies today - a sense of wonder. " ‐ Rolling Stone
Posted Apr 14, 2016
2.5/4 49% Hardcore Henry (2016) "It's all about the ride, the relentless wallop and whoosh. But, hey, sometimes that's all a cine-junkie needs for a fix. " ‐ Rolling Stone
Posted Apr 7, 2016
2/4 51% Demolition (2016) "Director Jean-Marc Vallee keeps pounding the point that Gyllenhaal's character must destroy his old self to build a new one. It would be funny if it wasn't so profoundly unprofound. " ‐ Rolling Stone
Posted Apr 7, 2016
2.5/4 20% The Boss (2016) "McCarthy is a national slapstick treasure, but The Boss is a weak-kneed comedy that would topple without her. " ‐ Rolling Stone
Posted Apr 7, 2016
2.5/4 71% Miles Ahead (2016) "You can feel Cheadle's desire to do Miles Davis proud by not doing anything boilerplate. It's a near miss, but you can't help applauding the passion behind it. " ‐ Rolling Stone
Posted Mar 30, 2016
3.5/4 87% Everybody Wants Some!! (2016) "Leave it to Linklater to create a nonstop party that keeps ringing undertones of what happens when the party's over. That's what makes it a Linklater film. He builds human comedies, the kind that last. " ‐ Rolling Stone
Posted Mar 30, 2016
1/4 28% My Big Fat Greek Wedding 2 (2016) "What once bubbled up from a sincere love of Greek family has now congealed into the all-too-familiar Hollywood tale of milking a cash cow until it cries for mercy. " ‐ Rolling Stone
Posted Mar 25, 2016
1/4 20% I Saw the Light (2016) "Hiddleston gives the role his considerable all, including singing Hank Williams hits in a voice that persuasively suggests the real thing.Hiddleston is not what's wrong with this movie. But damn near everything else is. " ‐ Rolling Stone
Posted Mar 24, 2016
3.5/4 88% Born To Be Blue (2016) "Everything that makes Ethan Hawke an extraordinary actor - his energy, his empathy, his fearless, vanity-free eagerness to explore the deeper recesses of a character - is on view in his performance as Chet Baker.. " ‐ Rolling Stone
Posted Mar 24, 2016
3/4 27% Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice (2016) "Snyder, juiced up by Hans Zimmer's caffeinated score, throws everything at the screen until resistance is futile. " ‐ Rolling Stone
Posted Mar 22, 2016
3.5/4 91% My Golden Days (Trois Souvenirs De Ma Jeunesse) (2016) "Desplechin crafts My Golden Days as if he'd never made a movie before, as if youthful emotions were spilling all over it. The result is an exhilarating gift. " ‐ Rolling Stone
Posted Mar 18, 2016
3.5/4 83% Midnight Special (2016) "In this spellbinding sci-fi chase movie, UFOs take a back seat to identifiable human emotions. Go with it. Let director Jeff Nichols turn your head around. " ‐ Rolling Stone
Posted Mar 18, 2016
1/4 12% The Divergent Series: Allegiant (2016) "egregiously padded piffle " ‐ Rolling Stone
Posted Mar 18, 2016
2.5/4 81% Hello, My Name is Doris (2016) "Watching Sally Field is one of the pleasures of going to the movies. 'Doris' doesn't always give her the material she deserves. But even when the film fails her, Field never fails to shine. " ‐ Rolling Stone
Posted Mar 11, 2016
3.5/4 89% 10 Cloverfield Lane (2016) "the movie comes loaded with everything a psychological thriller needs to shatter your nerves - and then kicks it up a notch. " ‐ Rolling Stone
Posted Mar 10, 2016
2.5/4 90% City Of Gold (2016) "In search of fresh culinary treasures, Gold travels the hidden corners of a too-familiar city and we get to fall in love with L.A. again. " ‐ Rolling Stone
Posted Mar 10, 2016
3/4 63% Creative Control (2016) "For a film about technology's growing dehumanization, this stylized beauty is a frisky, formidable temptation. " ‐ Rolling Stone
Posted Mar 10, 2016
2/4 37% The Brothers Grimsby (2016) "Sacha Baron Cohen's new comedy brings the raunch - but the sharp satire is M.I.A. " ‐ Rolling Stone
Posted Mar 10, 2016
3/4 94% Eye In The Sky (2016) "Rickman deserves our salute, as does a film that honors his fierce intelligence. " ‐ Rolling Stone
Posted Mar 10, 2016
0/4 24% London Has Fallen (2016) "director Babak Najafi, who not surprisingly staged something called Easy Money II, botches the action sequences so crudely, consistently and cynically that he makes Michael Bay look like Kurosawa. " ‐ Rolling Stone
Posted Mar 4, 2016
2/4 46% Knight of Cups (2016) "There's a line between artful and arty, and Malick has crossed it. " ‐ Rolling Stone
Posted Mar 3, 2016
3/4 65% Whiskey Tango Foxtrot (2016) "That Tina Fey is funny is a given. That she gets inside the tangled mind of a complex woman on a perpetual hot seat is something new. " ‐ Rolling Stone
Posted Mar 3, 2016
3.5/4 98% Zootopia (2016) "This animated crime caper comes ready to party hard, but also takes a deep dive when necessary, especially when certain species are treated as threats and cause public panic. Listen up, Mr. Trump. " ‐ Rolling Stone
Posted Mar 3, 2016
0/4 12% Gods Of Egypt (2016) "What raises Gods of Egypt above all other historically botched FX epics is the stupefying schlock of its visual effects, they're like something out of Video Aps for Dummies. Come back, Clash of the Titans, all is forgiven. " ‐ Rolling Stone
Posted Feb 26, 2016
3.5/4 100% Only Yesterday (2016) "Isao Takahata's film is an animation miracle so subtle that it doesn't fully hit you till you take it home and into your dreams. " ‐ Rolling Stone
Posted Feb 25, 2016
2/4 79% Eddie The Eagle (2016) "Director Dexter Fletcher shoves inspiration down your throat until you gag or give in. " ‐ Rolling Stone
Posted Feb 25, 2016
3/4 54% Triple 9 (2016) "Triple 9 is no Reservoir Dogs, but it is a twisty, terrific ride. And Kate Winslet has a blast with the Russian accent, the wig, the attitude. " ‐ Rolling Stone
Posted Feb 25, 2016
2.5/4 61% Race (2016) "Director Stephen Hopkins plods when he needs to sprint, but Jesse Owens is a great movie subject. His triumph at the 1936 Olympics left Hitler to suck it up and watch a black man shatter his cuckoo theories of an Aryan master race. " ‐ Rolling Stone
Posted Feb 18, 2016
3.5/4 90% The Witch (2016) "Building his film on the diabolical aftershocks of Puritan repression, Eggers raises The Witch far above the horror herd. He doesn't need cheap tricks. Eggers merely directs us to look inside. Be warned: It'll scare the hell out of you. " ‐ Rolling Stone
Posted Feb 18, 2016
3/4 68% Tumbledown (2016) "First-time director Sean Mewshaw and screenwriter Desi Van Til - they're married - have decided, intriguingly, to craft a movie about loss and letting go. And they've done so with uncommon humor and heart. " ‐ Rolling Stone
Posted Feb 12, 2016
1.5/4 49% How To Be Single (2016) "It's chickbait for Valentine's weekend, a fluffball that plays like warmed-over subplots from Sex and the City. " ‐ Rolling Stone
Posted Feb 12, 2016
3/4 77% Where to Invade Next (2016) "a crazy-like-a-fox documentary hellbent on seeing the best in people. Other people. Not us Americans. Turns out we suck at practicing what we preach. It's classic Michael Moore. " ‐ Rolling Stone
Posted Feb 11, 2016
2.5/4 24% Zoolander 2 (2016) "Zoolander 2 sweats its silly ass off to please. The results are scattershot. But when it works - oh, baby. " ‐ Rolling Stone
Posted Feb 11, 2016
3/4 83% Deadpool (2016) "this movie's junky feel is part of its charm. Sure it goes on too long and repetition dulls its initial cleverness. Still, Deadpool is party time for action junkies and Reynolds may just have found the role that makes his career. " ‐ Rolling Stone
Posted Feb 11, 2016
2/4 43% Pride and Prejudice and Zombies (2016) "PP&Z is rated PG-13, so the zombie gore is decidedly decorous. But before repetition dulls the party, the movie gets in a few juicy innings. " ‐ Rolling Stone
Posted Feb 4, 2016
3.5/4 85% Hail, Caesar! (2016) "A wild whoosh of Coen brothers wizardry that left me laughing helplessly and filled with spiritual dread. That's the Coens for you. They're indispensable. " ‐ Rolling Stone
Posted Feb 4, 2016
2.5/4 63% The Finest Hours (2016) "On the waves, the film finally finds its sea legs and delivers an old-school adventure based on a heroic deliverance that deserves its day in the sun. " ‐ Rolling Stone
Posted Jan 28, 2016
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