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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
2.5/4 78% Lights Out (2016) "Predictable stuff, energized by some spiffy scare effects and actors who perform well beyond the call of fright-house duty. " ‐ Rolling Stone
Posted Jul 22, 2016
2.5/4 62% Absolutely Fabulous: The Movie (2016) "Is it too much? You bet. But Saunders and Lumley are all about keeping the party going. So grab your Bolly, darlings, and party on. " ‐ Rolling Stone
Posted Jul 22, 2016
3.5/4 100% Don't Think Twice (2016) " Birbiglia, a filmmaking talent to watch, lays out the joy, pain, anger, and aching doubt that go into letting an audience in on the joke. You'll laugh till it hurts. " ‐ Rolling Stone
Posted Jul 22, 2016
1/4 12% Ice Age: Collision Course (2016) "The fifth entry in the Ice Age series is a loud, lazy, laugh-starved cash grab that cynically exploits its target audience (I use the term advisedly) by serving them scraps and calling it yummy. " ‐ Rolling Stone
Posted Jul 22, 2016
3/4 84% Star Trek Beyond (2016) " Come to 'Star Trek Beyond' for the pow; stay for the emotional wipeout. " ‐ Rolling Stone
Posted Jul 22, 2016
2.5/4 33% Equals (2016) "Fanciful? Sure. Familiar? You bet. But Stewart and Hoult are both quietly devastating. Doremus is onto something about possibility in a future world gone cold from insisting that things can't change. " ‐ Rolling Stone
Posted Jul 14, 2016
2.5/4 68% The Infiltrator (2016) "Cranston changes his character from regular Joe to raging psycho - and you believe it utterly. He's extraordinary. Too bad the movie settles for being same old/same old. " ‐ Rolling Stone
Posted Jul 13, 2016
3/4 75% Café Society (2016) "Buoyed by the nuanced performances of Stewart and Eisenberg, the 80-year-old Woody Allen creates a ravishing romance shot through with humor and heartbreak. " ‐ Rolling Stone
Posted Jul 13, 2016
2.5/4 73% Ghostbusters (2016) "Angry nerds, take note: The ladies are the best thing about this franchise reboot. Kate McKinnon is a spontaneous eruption of hellfire hilarity. " ‐ Rolling Stone
Posted Jul 13, 2016
2.5/4 39% Mike and Dave Need Wedding Dates (2016) "has the jumpy exuberance of a puppy that won't stop humping your leg. It's a bummer that the jokes don't land often enough. " ‐ Rolling Stone
Posted Jul 9, 2016
3/4 74% The Secret Life of Pets (2016) "an animated fluffball-a sort of Toy Story with pets- does everything to drive you crazy and ends up by being totally irresistible. " ‐ Rolling Stone
Posted Jul 6, 2016
3.5/4 77% Captain Fantastic (2016) "Mortensen is jmagnificent. He gets under the skin of this loving father who must grapple with the possibility that his arrogant, free spirit might actually do harm to his children. The film takes a piece out of you. " ‐ Rolling Stone
Posted Jul 6, 2016
3.5/4 93% Life, Animated (2016) "A young autistic man connects to the world through Disney animated movies. Instead of false hope, this truly inspirational film offers up possibility, the chance of a stimulus that might get past the blocks of developmental disorder. " ‐ Rolling Stone
Posted Jul 1, 2016
3/4 70% Our Kind of Traitor (2016) "Sadly, this film version of John le Carré spy novel is not as tasty as AMC's take on le Carré's The Night Manager, but Stellan Skarsgard as a Russian defector and Damian Lewis as a British intelligence officer both give dynamite performances. " ‐ Rolling Stone
Posted Jun 30, 2016
2.5/4 36% The Legend of Tarzan (2016) "Are you jarred by the anachronistic acting? Troubled that the animals are all digital? Pissed that you've seen it all before? At least it's watchable. And Skarsgard brings his A-game - mind, heart and body beautiful " ‐ Rolling Stone
Posted Jun 30, 2016
3/4 73% The BFG (2016) "the special effects are spectacular. And there's no faulting Mark Rylance as the giant. But things get "a bit grumbly" when the worlds of Spielberg and Dahl collide. " ‐ Rolling Stone
Posted Jun 30, 2016
1.5/4 32% Independence Day: Resurgence (2016) "The only thing resurgent in this humorless alien mess is Hollywood's passion to charge us more and deliver less. " ‐ Rolling Stone
Posted Jun 24, 2016
2/4 72% Wiener-Dog (2016) "This Todd Solondz tale of a dachsund and the humans who neglect him is the same meal of misery the filmmaker has been dishing out for years. Only a few glints remain of Solondz's satiric grit and grace. " ‐ Rolling Stone
Posted Jun 23, 2016
2.5/4 77% The Shallows (2016) "It's all patently ridiculous. But Blake Lively, director Collet-Serra and a digital shark show no mercy in hooking us with the B-movie tension. And we bite. " ‐ Rolling Stone
Posted Jun 23, 2016
1/4 43% Free State of Jones (2016) "If you think a thick, juicy slab of Civil War history can't be boiled down to 145 minutes of speechifying, stultifying cinema, then grab a seat. Even McConaughey is sucked dry of his usual acting panache. " ‐ Rolling Stone
Posted Jun 23, 2016
1.5/4 51% The Neon Demon (2016) "A special kind of awful. I'd talk about the acting, but I never saw any; it's all posing. Director Refn seems to saying that the L.A. beauty business is superficial and needs to be avoided. Ditto this movie. " ‐ Rolling Stone
Posted Jun 23, 2016
3/4 79% Les Cowboys (2016) "This modern western hits hard and stays with you. It's an auspicious debut for Bidegain as a director. As to whether it can stand shoulder to shoulder with The Searchers, that'll be the day. " ‐ Rolling Stone
Posted Jun 23, 2016
2.5/4 65% Swiss Army Man (2016) "Dano, as a dude who washes up on a desert island, and Radcliffe, as a farting corpse, go their own nutter way. This is such a baller of a movie that you keep wishing it would be better than it is. " ‐ Rolling Stone
Posted Jun 23, 2016
2/4 68% Central Intelligence (2016) "You go along for the ride because Kevin Hart and Dwayne Johnson promise something they can't deliver: a movie as funny as they are. " ‐ Rolling Stone
Posted Jun 16, 2016
3.5/4 97% The Fits (2016) "Watching the girls defy gravity as they whirl into scary, seductive, hallucinatory patterns, you realize The Fits is more than a transporting film experience. It's cinema poetry in motion. " ‐ Rolling Stone
Posted Jun 15, 2016
3.5/4 95% Finding Dory (2016) "If Finding Dory lacks the fresh surprise of its predecessor, it still brims with humor, heart and animation miracles. " ‐ Rolling Stone
Posted Jun 15, 2016
3.5/4 95% De Palma (2016) "This conversation with polarizing director Brian De Palma accompanied by brilliantly chosen clips from his dark masterworks is heaven for movie lovers. By all means, geek out. I did; now it's your turn. " ‐ Rolling Stone
Posted Jun 9, 2016
3/4 80% The Conjuring 2 (2016) "The sequel overstays its welcome at a punishing 133 minutes, but the power of director James Wan compels you to scream your bloody head off. " ‐ Rolling Stone
Posted Jun 9, 2016
2/4 34% Now You See Me 2 (2016) "This longer, louder sequel to 2013's Now You See Me adds up to what one character calls "a sack of nada." You wish the Horsemen would make you disappear. " ‐ Rolling Stone
Posted Jun 9, 2016
1/4 29% Warcraft (2016) "Director Duncan Jones will live to fight another day. But you leave the mostly worthless Warcraft with just two words ringing in your ear: Game over. " ‐ Rolling Stone
Posted Jun 9, 2016
1/4 39% Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Out of the Shadows (2016) "a torturous mindf--k for any sentient being over the age of infancy. " ‐ Rolling Stone
Posted Jun 4, 2016
2.5/4 59% Me Before You (2016) "A sob story that averts its eyes when things get uncomfortable about the tangle of sex and frustration. Still, you can't blame audiences for being seduced by two shining young stars. " ‐ Rolling Stone
Posted Jun 2, 2016
3/4 77% Popstar: Never Stop Never Stopping (2016) "Everyone from Bieber to Kanye gets ribbed in this hilarious mockumentary. It's nonstop party time for fans of the Lonely Island, made up of Andy Samberg, Akiva Schaffer and Jorma Taccone, " ‐ Rolling Stone
Posted Jun 2, 2016
2/4 30% Alice Through the Looking Glass (2016) "As Lewis Carroll should have said: Efficiency is no substitute for enchantment. " ‐ Rolling Stone
Posted May 27, 2016
2.5/4 48% X-Men: Apocalypse (2016) "Enough already. Singer throws so much mutant at us that nothing sticks. I was almost rooting for Trump to impose a quota. " ‐ Rolling Stone
Posted May 27, 2016
3/4 96% Weiner (2016) "This spellbinder about a politician in free fall would be hilarious if it weren't so agonizingly true. " ‐ Rolling Stone
Posted May 18, 2016
3/4 43% The Angry Birds Movie (2016) "Repackaged way past the time when the game was a peak obsession, this animated joyride is still an irresistible invitation to shake your sillies out. " ‐ Rolling Stone
Posted May 18, 2016
3.5/4 86% Maggie's Plan (2016) "Buoyed by faultless actors who mesh beautifully, Miller's film tickles you with laughs that can - suddenly or even days later - choke you up with emotion. " ‐ Rolling Stone
Posted May 18, 2016
2.5/4 62% Neighbors 2: Sorority Rising (2016) "Rogen and Byrne are crazy fun company. And a team of screenwriters, including Rogen, poke fun at their own cash-in premise and then get in wicked digs at 2.0 stoners and sexists. " ‐ Rolling Stone
Posted May 18, 2016
2.5/4 91% The Nice Guys (2016) "Russell Crowe and Ryan Gosling are clearly enjoying the hell out of each other in this crime caper set in 1977 Los Angeles. So how can you resist? " ‐ Rolling Stone
Posted May 18, 2016
3/4 62% High-Rise (2016) "Wheatley and screenwriter Amy Jump (his wife) have energized J.G. Ballard's parable of class warfare with a daring approach that will touch a nerve or have you bolting for the exits. " ‐ Rolling Stone
Posted May 12, 2016
3.5/4 90% The Lobster (2016) "Lanthimos's terrifically twisted satire takes us places most films fear to tread. The symbolism is humanized by a top-flight cast and an ending that manages to be brutal and rapturously romantic at the same time. " ‐ Rolling Stone
Posted May 12, 2016
3.5/4 99% Love & Friendship (2016) "The language, a lyrical blend of Jane Austen and Whit Stillman, bewitches even as it stings. A sublime Kate Beckinsale digs into the role of her career. Pure pleasure. " ‐ Rolling Stone
Posted May 12, 2016
3/4 57% Money Monster (2016) "Foster moves her film from a pulse-quickening nail-biter to an incisive look at a beleaguered America undergoing a crisis of faith. " ‐ Rolling Stone
Posted May 12, 2016
2/4 23% Being Charlie (2016) "a well-meaning study of addiction that hits too many banal beats to snap us to attention. " ‐ Rolling Stone
Posted May 5, 2016
3.5/4 89% A Bigger Splash (2016) "Everything in this spellbinding erotic dance is so ripe and voluptuous that watching it doesn't seem enough, you want to take a bite out of it. " ‐ Rolling Stone
Posted May 4, 2016
3.5/4 90% Captain America: Civil War (2016) "Sure, it's too much and way too familiar. But Captain America: Civil War brings the fun, the fierce and the fireworks. Summer, we have liftoff. " ‐ Rolling Stone
Posted May 4, 2016
2/4 8% 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 79% 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 7% 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
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