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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
84% Wendy and Lucy (2008) " It's difficult to think of a movie more relevant to this moment in American life than Wendy and Lucy. It's also difficult to think of a movie that more movingly conveys the plight of people caught in such a fix. " ‐ Salt Lake Tribune
Posted Mar 27, 2015
3/4 63% The Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel (2015) " Mostly it's a chance to hear some saucy senior citizens trade barbs, with the delightful dames, Dench and Smith, making the most of it. " ‐ Salt Lake Tribune
Posted Mar 20, 2015
2/4 55% Focus (2015) " The hole in the story is Smith, who holds onto his detached Will Smith screen persona too closely to make his portrayal on a con man convincing. " ‐ Salt Lake Tribune
Posted Mar 20, 2015
2.5/4 61% Run All Night (2015) " There are a few odd left turns, such as the appearance of the rapper Common as a cool assassin, on the way to a lumbering and preordained conclusion. " ‐ Salt Lake Tribune
Posted Mar 20, 2015
3.5/4 97% An Honest Liar (2015) " A clear-eyed but warm-hearted look at Randi's life and career, one where the subject's deepest secrets are ultimately laid out for all to see. " ‐ Salt Lake Tribune
Posted Mar 20, 2015
3/4 96% Red Army (2015) " Through a treasure trove of archival footage and some revealing interviews, Polsky deftly depicts how the squad's fortunes paralleled those of the Soviet system. " ‐ Salt Lake Tribune
Posted Mar 20, 2015
3.5/4 82% Human Capital (2015) " "Human Capital" manages to be deeply affecting, while also being sharply cynical. " ‐ Salt Lake Tribune
Posted Mar 20, 2015
1.5/4 19% Do You Believe? (2015) " For most people it will stir a longing for the days when God had a better writing staff: Matthew, Mark, Luke and John. " ‐ Salt Lake Tribune
Posted Mar 20, 2015
2.5/4 13% The Gunman (2015) " A dark European thriller like "The Gunman" usually requires a star who exudes cool detachment, not a firebrand like Sean Penn, who gamely proceeds in spite of the obvious miscasting. " ‐ Salt Lake Tribune
Posted Mar 20, 2015
3.5/4 31% Insurgent (2015) " As the character embraces her new built-for-action pixie haircut (a holdover from Woodley's role as cancer patient Hazel in "The Fault in Our Stars"), Tris comes into her own as a hero who's both dynamic and sensitive. " ‐ Salt Lake Tribune
Posted Mar 20, 2015
3/4 85% Cinderella (2015) " This "Cinderella" won't make anyone forget the 1950 classic... But it works as a frothy, fun retelling, entertaining on its own merits. " ‐ Salt Lake Tribune
Posted Mar 13, 2015
3.5/4 59% The Last 5 Years (2015) " A heartbreaking and human-scaled musical romance that burns as brightly as its two stars, Anna Kendrick and Jeremy Jordan. " ‐ Salt Lake Tribune
Posted Mar 13, 2015
3.5/4 94% The King's Speech (2010) " The King's Speech is the kind of history lesson you wish you had gotten in school, an inspiring private story behind a public person that layers high-minded ideals and occasionally lowbrow humor. " ‐ Salt Lake Tribune
Posted Feb 20, 2015
4/4 98% The Artist (2011) " Since The Artist can't speak for itself, let me sing its praises instead. " ‐ Salt Lake Tribune
Posted Feb 17, 2015
98% Song Of The Sea (2014) " It's a small miracle that an animator as talented as Tomm Moore exists and can make small, heartfelt movies like Song of the Sea. " ‐ Salt Lake Tribune
Posted Feb 13, 2015
2.5/4 77% The Stanford Prison Experiment " The line between depicting horrific behavior and wallowing in it gets exceedingly blurry " ‐ Salt Lake Tribune
Posted Jan 30, 2015
3/4 81% The Fault In Our Stars (2014) " Ultimately, The Fault in Our Stars overcomes those faults because of Woodley, who uses her instincts and abundant talent to depict Hazel as a fully realized young woman who's more than just the sum of her symptoms. " ‐ Salt Lake Tribune
Posted Jan 6, 2015
3/4 72% Interstellar (2014) " Nolan is one of the few directors with the ambition to tackle big topics -- like the fate of humanity or our need to explore -- and the artistic clout to bring that vision to a mass audience. " ‐ Salt Lake Tribune
Posted Jan 6, 2015
92% Frank (2014) " Fassbender, his beautiful face hidden from view, gives a nuanced performance, relying on voice and body movement to convey Frank's mercurial moods. " ‐ Salt Lake Tribune
Posted Jan 5, 2015
2/4 83% John Wick (2014) " The action mounted by Chad Stahelski, a veteran stunt coordinator making his directing debut, is unrelenting, ultraviolent and, after a while, as monotonous as Reeves' one-note performance. " ‐ Salt Lake Tribune
Posted Jan 5, 2015
86% Chef (2014) " With his "passion project" comedy Chef, Jon Favreau reminds us why we liked him in the first place. " ‐ Salt Lake Tribune
Posted Jan 5, 2015
98% Citizenfour (2014) " Citizenfour doesn't paint Snowden as a hero, but Poitras' insightful examination of his motives and personality is gripping. " ‐ Salt Lake Tribune
Posted Jan 5, 2015
95% 20,000 Days on Earth (2014) " If you're not already a fan of Australian-born rocker Nick Cave, the hyper-stylized documentary 20,000 Days on Earth will make you one -- and increase your knowledge of and appreciation for the artistic process at work. " ‐ Salt Lake Tribune
Posted Jan 5, 2015
3/4 79% The Theory of Everything (2014) " It's the sort of slightly dry, just-the-facts storytelling you might think a scientist would endorse. " ‐ Salt Lake Tribune
Posted Jan 5, 2015
35./4 92% Pride (2014) " The script's many small moments are catnip for the cast. " ‐ Salt Lake Tribune
Posted Jan 5, 2015
3.5/4 88% A Most Wanted Man (2014) " Watching "A Most Wanted Man" now, knowing that it's the last time we'll see Hoffman explore such an imperfect soul, just makes the experience that much more engrossing. " ‐ Salt Lake Tribune
Posted Jan 5, 2015
3.5/4 96% Ida (2014) " The lead actresses bring power and pain to their roles. Kulesza captures the bitterness of Wanda's life as a cynical Communist apparatchik, while Trzebuchowska gives quiet grace and strength to Anna. " ‐ Salt Lake Tribune
Posted Jan 5, 2015
3.5/4 74% Godzilla (2014) " Edwards exercises a sure hand marshalling the special effects needed to make Gojira's brawls realistic. He also pivots smoothly from the skyscraper-size action to the human drama at the monsters' feet. " ‐ Salt Lake Tribune
Posted Jan 5, 2015
3.5/4 85% Under the Skin (2014) " There's an eerie brilliance and a haunting beauty to "Under the Skin," writer-director Jonathan Glazer's beyond-strange exploration of what it means to be human - seen from an outside perspective. " ‐ Salt Lake Tribune
Posted Jan 5, 2015
89% The Imitation Game (2014) " It has flashes of brilliance, but can't sustain that greatness through its air of self-importance. It seems so bent on being a great movie that it falls short of being a good one. " ‐ Salt Lake Tribune
Posted Jan 4, 2015
95% Nightcrawler (2014) " As its title implies, writer-director Dan Gilroy's L.A. noir drama Nightcrawler will get under your skin with its profile of a go-getter whose ambition and amorality know no bounds. " ‐ Salt Lake Tribune
Posted Jan 4, 2015
98% The Babadook (2014) " The Australian thriller The Babadook is one of the most terrifying horror movies this year, because it roots its shocks in the most primal of emotions: mother love. " ‐ Salt Lake Tribune
Posted Jan 3, 2015
93% Birdman (2014) " [Keaton gives] a take-no-prisoners performance that's as fearless, as exhilaratingly insane, as the movie that barely contains it. " ‐ Salt Lake Tribune
Posted Jan 2, 2015
4/4 92% The Grand Budapest Hotel (2014) " The result is as offbeat as any of Anderson's films, but more heartfelt than most. " ‐ Salt Lake Tribune
Posted Jan 2, 2015
3.5/4 91% X-Men: Days of Future Past (2014) " Singer and screenwriter Simon Kinberg deftly move between future and past, presenting the parallel storylines coherently and gracefully. " ‐ Salt Lake Tribune
Posted Jan 2, 2015
4/4 98% Boyhood (2014) " It's a journey, seldom seen on film, that will fascinate and move you with every step. " ‐ Salt Lake Tribune
Posted Jan 2, 2015
3.5/4 71% Penguins Of Madagascar (2014) " The locations - including Fort Knox, Venice and Shanghai - evoke James Bond movies, while the byplay between the Penguins and The North Wind calls to mind a host of action-movie conventions. " ‐ Salt Lake Tribune
Posted Dec 28, 2014
2.5/4 88% Top Five (2014) " Rock is sharpest in observational mode, riffing on Andre's career, but the movie falters when the routine plot devices kick in. " ‐ Salt Lake Tribune
Posted Dec 28, 2014
3/4 89% Big Hero 6 (2014) " "Big Hero 6" is both a Disney cartoon and a Marvel superhero epic - though not enough of either one to be as dynamic as, say, "Frozen" or "Guardians of the Galaxy." " ‐ Salt Lake Tribune
Posted Dec 28, 2014
2.5/4 90% Wild (2014) " "Wild" stumbles when it becomes too focused on the destination, whether that's the Oregon trailhead or the Oscar night red carpet. " ‐ Salt Lake Tribune
Posted Dec 28, 2014
3/4 65% The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 1 (2014) " It shares some structural similarities with other penultimate franchise films ... [and] by necessity, will leave you less than satisfied when the credits roll. " ‐ Salt Lake Tribune
Posted Dec 28, 2014
2.5/4 28% Exodus: Gods and Kings (2014) " Ridley Scott's biblical epic "Exodus: Gods and Kings" is by turns fascinating and infuriating, exciting and tedious, head-scratching and inspiring. " ‐ Salt Lake Tribune
Posted Dec 28, 2014
2.5/4 50% Night at the Museum: Secret of the Tomb (2014) " The movie is dedicated to Robin Williams and Mickey Rooney (who also makes a return appearance), which isn't a bad way for a franchise to go out. " ‐ Salt Lake Tribune
Posted Dec 28, 2014
3/4 60% The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies (2014) " The bigness of the battle scenes in this part of "The Hobbit" masks the fact that Jackson and his co-writers ... have left themselves too little of Tolkien's story to fill a third movie. " ‐ Salt Lake Tribune
Posted Dec 28, 2014
2/4 51% Unbroken (2014) " Somehow, in searching for the most photogenic, dramatically harrowing and heroic scenes from Zamperini's life, the movie "Unbroken" gives short shrift to the most interesting parts. " ‐ Salt Lake Tribune
Posted Dec 28, 2014
3/4 46% The Gambler (2014) " A richly realized exercise in style, in which an action director ("Rise of the Planet of the Apes' " Rupert Wyatt) and an action star (Mark "I think we got a Trans-foamah" Wahlberg) dive deep into a '70s noir classic and come up aces. " ‐ Salt Lake Tribune
Posted Dec 28, 2014
3/4 71% Big Eyes (2014) " Burton keeps his goofier impulses toned down, though when he does go surreal - such as when Margaret hallucinates big-eyed people in the supermarket aisles - it's quite effective. " ‐ Salt Lake Tribune
Posted Dec 28, 2014
3/4 52% The Interview (2014) " Strip away the butt jokes, and there's a comic satire of power-mad idiocy on a level with "Dr. Strangelove" or "Duck Soup." " ‐ Salt Lake Tribune
Posted Dec 28, 2014
3.5/4 71% Into the Woods (2014) " Sondheim and his collaborator James Lapine ... have to sacrifice a thing or two within the House of Mouse. But their vision, of children's stories reimagined for thinking adults, remains gloriously intact. " ‐ Salt Lake Tribune
Posted Dec 28, 2014
28% Annie (2014) " This new Annie maintains the sweetness of the original material while making it fresh and new. It makes "Tomorrow" feel like today. " ‐ Salt Lake Tribune
Posted Dec 19, 2014
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