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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
3.5/4 85% While We're Young (2015) ""While We're Young" is clever and sharp, but it's also uncommonly generous for a Baumbach film towards all its characters. That kindness must be a byproduct of getting older. " ‐ Madison Movie
Posted Apr 10, 2015
2.5/4 42% Effie Gray (2015) "Listless and airless, and we yearn for Effie's emancipation largely so we can escape ourselves. " ‐ Madison Movie
Posted Apr 2, 2015
3/4 95% Wild Tales (2015) "What it is is a lot of fun, pulling a steady stream of I-can't-believe-I'm-laughing-at-that laughs out of the viewer. " ‐ Madison Movie
Posted Mar 27, 2015
3.5/4 98% Song Of The Sea (2014) "While the story and animation are a bit more straightforward this time, the movie still contains an ocean of enchantment. " ‐ Madison Movie
Posted Mar 27, 2015
3.5/4 95% It Follows (2015) "Remember, kids, when you have sex, you're having sex with every person they've ever had sex with. And also with a demon stalking all of you. " ‐ Madison Movie
Posted Mar 27, 2015
2/4 16% The Gunman (2015) "Apparently, if you're a veteran Hollywood actor, you get your AARP card at 50 and your action movie franchise at 55. " ‐ Madison Movie
Posted Mar 20, 2015
3.5/4 99% Leviathan (2014) "Zvyagintsev's purpose here is to indict not just Vadim (who is really a stand-in for Putin himself), but the entire Russian bureaucracy, as rotten, as ugly and as immovable as those bleached whale bones on the beach. " ‐ Capital Times (Madison, WI)
Posted Mar 13, 2015
3/4 60% Run All Night (2015) "At this point, the question is not whether Liam Neeson will kick ass, but what sort of ass he will kick. " ‐ Madison Movie
Posted Mar 13, 2015
3/4 84% Wild Canaries (2015) "It's like "Scooby-Doo" for the artisanal cupcake set. " ‐ Madison Movie
Posted Mar 4, 2015
3/4 88% Winter Sleep (2014) ""The length allows Ceylan to really sink into the characters and their complicated motives; at times, watching "Winter Sleep" is like reading a novel." " ‐ Madison Movie
Posted Feb 27, 2015
3/4 98% Mr. Turner (2014) "Unlike a conventional biopic like "The Imitation Game" that attempts to draw clear cause-and-effect between one event and the next, Leigh refuses to explain or judge his subject. The "Mr." in title suggests the respectful distance he keeps. " ‐ Madison Movie
Posted Feb 27, 2015
3/4 56% Focus (2015) ""Focus" is like the beginner con artist that Margot Robbie plays in the film - not nearly as smart as it thinks it is, but smart enough to steal the price of a ticket from your pocket without you minding too much. " ‐ Madison Movie
Posted Feb 27, 2015
3/4 88% Home (2013) "The affecting and low-key drama skips past the usual dramatic scenes of someone who has suffered a psychotic breakdown, instead showing us the quieter but more convincing struggle of someone trying to piece his life back together afterwards. " ‐ Madison Movie
Posted Feb 25, 2015
3/4 89% Still Alice (2015) ""Still Alice" provides a valuable lesson in empathy and understanding, with a message for all of us in accepting what we've lost, and celebrating what hasn't yet gone. " ‐ Capital Times (Madison, WI)
Posted Feb 20, 2015
3.5/4 95% A Girl Walks Home Alone at Night (2014) "The freshest take on the vampire genre since "Let the Right One In," "Night" is an intoxicating mix of genres all deftly and lovingly mashed together. " ‐ Madison Movie
Posted Feb 20, 2015
3/4 85% Antarctica: A Year on Ice (2014) "If nothing else, watching the documentary "Antarctica: A Year on Ice" makes a Wisconsin February go down a little easier " ‐ Madison Movie
Posted Feb 20, 2015
1/4 No Score Yet Coffee Town (2013) ""Coffee Town" is kind of a disaster, just gaspingly unfunny for long stretches. You can see the comic actors flex their muscles, delivering zingers and bad-taste gags that probably looked great on paper. And . . . crickets. " ‐ Madison Movie
Posted Feb 20, 2015
3/4 89% Still Alice (2015) ""Still Alice" provides a valuable lesson in empathy and understanding, with a message for all of us in accepting what we've lost, and celebrating what hasn't yet gone. " ‐ Madison Movie
Posted Feb 20, 2015
1.5/4 14% Hot Tub Time Machine 2 (2015) "I loved the first film, but if I could, I would travel back in time and tell my 2010 self to dial that review down a couple of notches. Just in case it somehow encouraged the making of this sequel. " ‐ Madison Movie
Posted Feb 20, 2015
3/4 74% Kingsman: The Secret Service (2015) "I'm not saying I'm proud to have enjoyed a movie in which a dapper Colin Firth kills about a hundred people while the guitar solo from "Freebird" plays on the soundtrack. I'm just saying I did. " ‐ Madison Movie
Posted Feb 13, 2015
3.5/4 92% Girlhood (2015) "These new friends may be a bad influence on Marieme, but Sciamma's understated screenplay suggests they may be a necessary influence; she needs to step sideways, before she can step forward. " ‐ Madison Movie
Posted Feb 12, 2015
3/4 36% Hits (2015) ""Mr. Show" mixed inspired silliness and vicious satire in equal measure, and "Hits" sustains that formula for 90 gloriously acerbic minutes. " ‐ Madison Movie
Posted Feb 11, 2015
3.5/4 97% Two Days, One Night (2014) "The Dardennes brothers are masters of taking the seemingly smallest possible story and finding drama, suspense and big overarching themes within it. " ‐ Madison Movie
Posted Feb 6, 2015
4/4 93% The End Of The Tour (2015) "it's a fascinating and poignant film about friendship and envy, and the ways we can tie ourselves into knots trying to meet our own expectations or the ones we imagine others have of us. Better to just take Wallace's advice: "Be a good guy." " ‐ Madison Movie
Posted Jan 28, 2015
3.5/4 No Score Yet Chorus "It's a long, dark road to that catharsis, but it's worth the journey to get there. I won't easily forget "Chorus" - its currents run too deep. " ‐ Madison Movie
Posted Jan 28, 2015
3/4 67% Sleeping with Other People (2015) "It probably adheres a little too closely to a romantic-comedy formula - it hits a perfect, bittersweet ending, and then plows right on through it for another 15 minutes to the ending we all know is coming. " ‐ Madison Movie
Posted Jan 28, 2015
3/4 92% 99 Homes "It's a fast-moving and angry vehicle, and Shannon is so much nasty fun to watch that it never lost my attention. " ‐ Madison Movie
Posted Jan 28, 2015
2/4 67% Ten Thousand Saints (2015) " We're told that characters are drawing closer to each other or changing their lives for the better, but we don't often feel it. " ‐ Madison Movie
Posted Jan 28, 2015
3.5/4 89% Last Days In The Desert "If "Last Days in the Desert" was just an empty vessel, it would be worth watching because it's so beautifully shot and so well acted. But it's rich with both ideas and empathy. " ‐ Madison Movie
Posted Jan 28, 2015
3.5/4 100% The Forbidden Room " I'm not saying we should ever stop making movies, but if we do, "The Forbidden Room" should be the last movie. There's like nothing left to do. " ‐ Madison Movie
Posted Jan 28, 2015
3/4 No Score Yet Tig "In the end, "Tig" isn't about anything more than herself, but the combination of her sense of humor and hard-won perspective on life makes it a very easy and affecting couple of hours to spend with her. " ‐ Madison Movie
Posted Jan 28, 2015
3/4 97% '71 (2015) "Yann Demange's film most backgrounds the politics in favor of nervy suspense, you-are-there verisimilitude and strong characterizations. " ‐ Madison Movie
Posted Jan 28, 2015
4/4 100% Brooklyn (2015) "It's a wonderful film. I was describing it later in the day to someone who hadn't seen it. And I gave HER chills. " ‐ Madison Movie
Posted Jan 28, 2015
3/4 80% Cop Car "The screenplay for "Cop Car" is so clean and straight you could nick yourself on it. " ‐ Madison Movie
Posted Jan 28, 2015
3/4 86% Digging For Fire "Some have complained that nothing really happens in "Digging for Fire," and there are no obvious stakes. Well, yeah. But just like that hill full of bones, it's what's going on under the surface that matters. " ‐ Madison Movie
Posted Jan 28, 2015
2.5/4 No Score Yet Most Likely To Succeed ""Most Likely To Succeed" is starting a good and necessary conversation. But it's a conversation where everybody needs to be called on to speak, not just a few loud voices. " ‐ Madison Movie
Posted Jan 28, 2015
3.5/4 80% Z For Zachariah "It's a simple, almost elegant premise, and Zobel never puts a foot wrong in letting it play out. " ‐ Madison Movie
Posted Jan 28, 2015
4/4 99% Selma (2015) "Oyelowo's performance exists on a single continuum, convincing us that the man inspiring millions is the same man we saw grieving alone just a few minutes before. He's the man we knew, and never knew. " ‐ Madison Movie
Posted Jan 9, 2015
2.5/4 53% The Interview (2014) ""The Interview" is something of a disappointment, and I'm not just saying that because North Korea has gotten its Internet back up. " ‐ Madison Movie
Posted Dec 26, 2014
3/4 71% Big Eyes (2014) "You can see Walter as kind of a dark mirror to Ed Wood, whose motto seemed to be that people should do what they love, even if they are terrible at it. Walter's motto seems to be to do what you love - even if you aren't actually doing it. " ‐ Madison Movie
Posted Dec 26, 2014
3.5/4 90% Wild (2014) ""Wild" earns its emotional uplift with every slow, plodding step. " ‐ Capital Times (Madison, WI)
Posted Dec 19, 2014
3.5/4 82% The Homesman (2014) "Jones isn't interested in making a movie about archetypes; he's making a movie about people. And people can surprise you. "The Homesman" certainly surprised me, and still haunts me. " ‐ Madison Movie
Posted Dec 18, 2014
3/4 88% Top Five (2014) "I think I would still rather watch Rock hold a press conference about "Top Five" than actually act in it, but the movie is the nearest we've come to hearing Rock's authentic comic voice on film. " ‐ Madison Movie
Posted Dec 18, 2014
3.5/4 100% The Tale of the Princess Kaguya (2014) "The animation in "The Tale of the Princess Kaguya" is created using cutting-edge 21st-century tools - pen, pencil, a splash from a watercolor brush. " ‐ Madison Movie
Posted Dec 12, 2014
3/4 35% Horrible Bosses 2 (2014) "What's really entertaining is the interplay between the three actors, arguing, riffing, lines tumbling over each others'. Anders seems to know this -- there's rarely a moment where the three aren't together, often crowding the same shot. " ‐ Madison Movie
Posted Nov 26, 2014
3.5/4 79% The Theory of Everything (2014) "It's a traditional, handsome, for-your-consideration biopic in many ways, but it's also deeper than that, and Marsh includes little grace notes that don't conform to the standard formula. " ‐ Madison Movie
Posted Nov 26, 2014
3/4 65% The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 1 (2014) "This is the "Empire Strikes Back" of the series, with the heroes constantly on defense - running, hiding, planning, hoping. " ‐ Madison Movie
Posted Nov 21, 2014
3/4 70% They Came Together (2014) "Hopefully will shame a few screenwriters into not writing that next Jessica Biel-Ashton Kutcher film. " ‐ Madison Movie
Posted Nov 17, 2014
3/4 93% Force Majeure (2014) "One thing's for sure - any father who sees "Force Majeure" will stay rooted to their seat the next time an avalanche is coming their way. The alternative is more painful than annihilation. " ‐ Madison Movie
Posted Nov 17, 2014
3/4 80% The One I Love (2014) ""The One I Love" is at its best when its human and oddball elements are in perfect harmony, one illuminating the other. " ‐ Madison Movie
Posted Nov 17, 2014
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