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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
C+ 64% Houdini and Doyle: Season 1 (TV, 2016) "It's not necessarily bad, understand, just surprisingly underwhelming considering it's called Houdini & Doyle. One expects fireworks; instead we get consternation. " ‐ Detroit News
Posted Apr 29, 2016
C- 10% Papa: Hemingway in Cuba (2016) "Richardson deserves better. Hemingway certainly deserves better. And so does the audience. " ‐ Detroit News
Posted Apr 29, 2016
B 86% Sunset Song (2016) "A tale of hardship and perseverance, "Sunset Song" is both visually lush and classically carved, if occasionally overwrought. " ‐ Detroit News
Posted Apr 29, 2016
A 99% Embrace Of The Serpent (El Abrazo De La Serpiente) (2016) "It is gripping, challenging, engrossing stuff, beginning to end. Seriously, what a film. " ‐ Detroit News
Posted Apr 22, 2016
B 53% Containment: Season 1 (TV, 2015) "This is a disaster movie writ large for TV and the simple fact is, it works despite some none-too-subtle turns. You can't help being enthralled by a story you wouldn't want to be a part of. " ‐ Detroit News
Posted Apr 19, 2016
B+ 79% Confirmation "The sting of Confirmation isn't how poorly the system worked then; it's how little things have changed since. " ‐ Detroit News
Posted Apr 15, 2016
B- 43% Game of Silence: Season 1 (TV, 2016) "This new limited series on NBC carries a punch. " ‐ Detroit News
Posted Apr 11, 2016
A- 96% Marguerite (2016) ""Marguerite" is a dark delight, a cringe comedy that skirts tragedy throughout, examining delusion, entitlement, denial and the question of whether the truth is essential. " ‐ Detroit News
Posted Apr 8, 2016
C 91% My Golden Days (Trois Souvenirs De Ma Jeunesse) (2016) "While the ghosts of teen romances past no doubt hover over many of us, after a while you might find yourself wanting to slap Paul Dedalus across the face. " ‐ Detroit News
Posted Apr 8, 2016
B 86% Wynonna Earp: Season 1 (TV, 2016) "It's all a bit fuzzy, but then it's all in good fun. Television has plenty of room for strong female characters. Welcome to the party, Wynonna. " ‐ Detroit News
Posted Apr 1, 2016
B 100% Aferim! (2016) "Somehow director Radu Jude's decision to film in black-and-white only heightens that sense of reality: It's as if the film is some ancient newsreel. " ‐ Detroit News
Posted Mar 28, 2016
B+ 32% The Bronze (2016) ""The Bronze" is a fiercely independent comedy, sure to be too startling for some, but that's its great promise. This world needs more pistols with this kind of firepower. " ‐ Detroit News
Posted Mar 18, 2016
B- 85% The Confirmation (2016) "Nelson ties perhaps too neat of a bow on the proceedings, but there's no denying the warmth and amiable spirit of "The Confirmation." " ‐ Detroit News
Posted Mar 18, 2016
B 92% Peggy Guggenheim: Art Addict (2015) "There's an essential sweetness to "Art Addict," despite its ribald tales and rich settings. Peggy Guggenheim simply loved art. " ‐ Detroit News
Posted Mar 11, 2016
C+ 93% Underground: Season 1 (TV, 2016) "The essence of Underground is both wrenching and eye-opening. " ‐ Detroit News
Posted Mar 9, 2016
B- 80% The Wave (Bolgen) (2016) "There are echoes of many other disaster movies good and bad here, from "The Poseidon Adventure" to 'The Impossible," but "The Wave" holds its own, thanks to the specifics of its place and characters. " ‐ Detroit News
Posted Mar 4, 2016
B+ 86% The Club (El Club) (2016) "Larrain makes all of his damaged characters somewhat likable and sympathetic (although the likability dims toward the end). Which only makes this meditation on mercy, forgiveness and twisted raw power more disturbing. " ‐ Detroit News
Posted Mar 4, 2016
B- No Score Yet The Amazing Nina Simone "Was she driven to madness or driven by madness? There's no easy answer, of course, but it's a question worth more exploration. " ‐ Detroit News
Posted Feb 26, 2016
B+ 90% A War (Krigen) (2016) "Ethically challenging and occasionally brutal, "A War" explores the dicey nature of decisions made in the heat of battle and the grim consequences that may follow. " ‐ Detroit News
Posted Feb 26, 2016
C- 77% Vinyl: Season 1 (TV, 2016) "It's one more bad note in a would-be rock 'n' roll symphony that's full of them. " ‐ Detroit News
Posted Feb 15, 2016
B 93% The Lady In The Van (2015) "Jennings' portrayal isn't as flashy as Smith's - the things she can do with just a glance - but the balance they achieve is absolutely glorious. " ‐ Detroit News
Posted Feb 12, 2016
A 96% Son of Saul (2015) "Brutal and brilliant, "Son of Saul" may be the most harrowing film ever made about the Holocaust, which should give you an idea of how hard it is to watch. " ‐ Detroit News
Posted Feb 12, 2016
A 82% The Revenant (2015) ""The Revenant" is both draining and rewarding, and its power lingers long after its last gasp. " ‐ Detroit News
Posted Dec 25, 2015
C+ 75% The Hateful Eight (2015) "This is an impressive ensemble, and Tarantino has a true gift for dialogue and story twists, but in the end, all that talent seems to have been spent on pretty empty notions. " ‐ Detroit News
Posted Dec 25, 2015
B+ 61% Joy (2015) "It's all about Joy overcoming obstacles on her way to the American Dream and Lawrence imbues her with strength and resolve. The result is joyous indeed. " ‐ Detroit News
Posted Dec 25, 2015
B+ 94% Carol (2015) "Will love conquer all? Probably not. The bigger question is whether it will endure. The lush, beautifully acted and shot "Carol" answers this with a sweet smile. " ‐ Detroit News
Posted Dec 25, 2015
B 62% Concussion (2015) "Just in time for the NFL playoffs, here comes "Concussion," a movie that will hopefully give many serious pause about our nation's most popular sport. " ‐ Detroit News
Posted Dec 25, 2015
A+ 73% Youth (2015) "Sumptuous, sincere and built on aging bones, "Youth" is a wonder of a film, a look back at life's sprawling possibilities, dark corners and aspirations. " ‐ Detroit News
Posted Dec 25, 2015
B+ 88% The Big Short (2015) "The Big Short manages to be as enlightening as it is entertaining. But its ominous revelations linger long after it's over. " ‐ Detroit News
Posted Dec 23, 2015
B+ 92% Star Wars: Episode VII - The Force Awakens (2015) "Yes, it helps that the core group of original actors has returned, but it's more the energy, humor and simplicity of direction that has been recaptured. It's the overall vibe. " ‐ Detroit News
Posted Dec 15, 2015
B 79% Macbeth (2015) ""MacBeth" is serious business indeed, and in the hands of director Justin Kurzel, it becomes bloody serious business. Very bloody serious business. " ‐ Detroit News
Posted Dec 11, 2015
C+ 78% A Very Murray Christmas (2015) "The show certainly has plenty of diverse star power - Chris Rock, Amy Poehler and Michael Cera also appear along the way - but its shaggy approach wears thin until Cyrus shows up. Then again, save the best gift for last. " ‐ Detroit News
Posted Dec 4, 2015
B- 81% Chi-Raq (2015) "Outrageous, gaudy, clumsy, preachy, bawdy, bizarre and certainly topical, Spike Lee's "Chi-raq" is a political protest and a pop-culture explosion. " ‐ Detroit News
Posted Dec 4, 2015
B 76% The Good Dinosaur (2015) "OK, it's not pushing the boundaries of storytelling, but it certainly does the job. " ‐ Detroit News
Posted Nov 25, 2015
B 94% Creed (2015) "Reprising the role that made him famous, Stallone turns in an award-worthy performance in the Rocky reboot Creed. He doesn't overplay things; he's downright humble and, let's face it, kind of adorable. " ‐ Detroit News
Posted Nov 24, 2015
C+ 25% Victor Frankenstein (2015) "Even though there are some very good bits floating about, it gets to be too much of a crazy thing. " ‐ Detroit News
Posted Nov 24, 2015
B+ 70% The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 2 (2015) "Explosive, mostly true to the text, complex and chock full of action, "The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 2" should more than satisfy the franchise's many fans. " ‐ Detroit News
Posted Nov 20, 2015
C 33% By The Sea (2015) "The point to all this seems to be life is cruel and people are jerks, but sometimes very good-looking jerks. Deep. " ‐ Detroit News
Posted Nov 20, 2015
B 40% Secret in Their Eyes (2015) "The romance feels a bit like filler, but the twists are heady. And Roberts, bearing no hint of youth or glamour, brings a stark power to her supporting role that resembles nothing she's done before. " ‐ Detroit News
Posted Nov 20, 2015
B 95% The Wonders (2015) "It offers a slice of family life - tumultuous, conflicted, yet bound by circumstance and history - that is thoroughly unique and awfully colorful. " ‐ Detroit News
Posted Nov 13, 2015
B 41% Shelter (2015) "Both actors bring confused dignity and downright anguish to their roles, and if Bettany eventually begins piling the woes on a bit heavy, they make you believe that as dark as things get, they're still more than possible. " ‐ Detroit News
Posted Nov 13, 2015
C 71% Heneral Luna (2015) "From an American perspective, "Heneral Luna" may not be much of a film, but it's a fascinating artifact. " ‐ Detroit News
Posted Nov 6, 2015
B 68% The Keeping Room (2015) "Dark, brooding and brutal, "The Keeping Room" features finely carved performances in a Civil War period piece that might as well be post-apocalyptic. " ‐ Detroit News
Posted Nov 6, 2015
B- 64% Spectre (2015) "For the most part, it's efficient-enough Bond fare - overlong car chases, beautiful women in eternal danger, crazy stunts, suave cool under fire. Nice fitting suits. " ‐ Detroit News
Posted Nov 6, 2015
B- 85% A Poem Is A Naked Person (2015) "This film was never released in theaters - it was obviously way too far out and ragged for its own good. But it works nicely as a warped time capsule harkening back to strange days. " ‐ Detroit News
Posted Nov 6, 2015
B 98% Ash vs. Evil Dead: Season 1 (TV, 2015-2016) "The bloody roots of Evil Dead are fully honored as well; it's doubtful there has ever been a more red-covered show in TV history. But the overarching goofiness of everything tempers any disgust factor. " ‐ Detroit News
Posted Nov 2, 2015
B 100% Rebels of the Neon God (2015) "We've seen these kids before, but we've never seen them quite like this. " ‐ Detroit News
Posted Oct 30, 2015
C 77% Labyrinth Of Lies (2015) "What should have been a fairly direct look at a culture hiding from itself becomes an overdone, angst-everywhere exercise. " ‐ Detroit News
Posted Oct 30, 2015
B- 34% Our Brand is Crisis (2015) "Offers some nice behind-the-scenes glimpses of how political sausage is made just as America's political sausage is sizzling on the fire. " ‐ Detroit News
Posted Oct 30, 2015
B 81% The New Girlfriend (2015) "A swirl of gender confusion, "The New Girlfriend" tosses all the he/she/we question marks it can find in a tale of contemporary confused sexuality. " ‐ Detroit News
Posted Oct 23, 2015
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