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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
3.5/4 88% First Man (2018) What the two men [Gosling & Chazelle] have created is nearly a masterpiece and will remain one of the best films of 2018.‐ We Bought a Blog
Read More | Posted Oct 14, 2018
2.5/4 76% Phantom of the Opera (1943) The cinematography remains gorgeous to this day, and the sets are pretty. It is a picture of opulence. On that front, the film remains a success‐ 1428 Elm
Read More | Posted Oct 12, 2018
4/4 91% Phantom Of The Opera (1925) However, again the standout piece of the film remains to be Chaney. He appears maniacal from the word go, even as we're introduced to him as a silhouette.‐ 1428 Elm
Read More | Posted Oct 12, 2018
3.5/4 95% The Hunchback of Notre Dame (1923) Despite being 95 years old, it remains a classic. It also marks a true beginning of Universal Monster Films that would come to define horror for decades.‐ 1428 Elm
Read More | Posted Oct 12, 2018
2.5/4 59% Slice (2018) Slice will not be the best horror film of the year, but audiences are likely to embrace it...the actors and actresses involved really elevate the material here.‐ 1428 Elm
Read More | Posted Oct 12, 2018
3/4 78% 22 July (2018) The attack and the immediate aftermath feel as essential and riveting as only Greengrass can. However, the middle section of the film buckles under the long runtime. ‐ AwardsCircuit.com
Read More | Posted Oct 12, 2018
3/4 89% A Star Is Born (2018) The performances from Gaga, Elliott, and Cooper are amazing. This feature shows a lot of promise for a first-time director like Cooper. ‐ We Bought a Blog
Read More | Posted Oct 11, 2018
4/4 100% O.J.: Made in America (2016) It is well worth the 7.5 hour watch time, even if you are only tangentially interested in OJ the man. ‐ AwardsCircuit.com
Read More | Posted Oct 10, 2018
3.5/4 75% The BFG (2016) To simply write off the film as a version of his previous work is a disservice to what he accomplishes here.‐ AwardsCircuit.com
Read More | Posted Oct 10, 2018
3.5/4 93% Miss Hokusai (Sarusuberi: Miss Hokusai) (2016) Through the use of stunning visuals and surprisingly effective, if not sparing, emotional beats, the film is a solid triumph.‐ AwardsCircuit.com
Read More | Posted Oct 10, 2018
3/4 82% Casting JonBenét (2017) Where Green and company get extremely strong footage is when they let the actors dive into their own backstories. Some actors are actually close to the events of the murder.‐ AwardsCircuit.com
Read More | Posted Oct 10, 2018
2/4 88% Batman & Bill (2017) While the documentary has an extremely interesting subject matter, it may only appeal to Batman fans.‐ AwardsCircuit.com
Read More | Posted Oct 10, 2018
2.5/4 No Score Yet Oh, Hello On Broadway (2017) Both Mulaney and Kroll will continue their upward ascent. It's only a matter of time until they reach the superstar level they both deserve.‐ AwardsCircuit.com
Read More | Posted Oct 10, 2018
3/4 88% Get Me Roger Stone (2017) Get Me Roger Stone serves as equal parts biographical film, equal parts campaign trail. The result is a documentary that attempts to understand the Fall of 2016‐ AwardsCircuit.com
Read More | Posted Oct 10, 2018
3/4 91% Nobody Speak: Trials of the Free Press (2017) Knappenberger falls short of greatness by falling victim to the distraction that is Donald Trump.‐ AwardsCircuit.com
Read More | Posted Oct 10, 2018
3.5/4 93% Icarus (2017) The film knows when to abandon this storyline in favor of a far grander and impactful narrative.‐ AwardsCircuit.com
Read More | Posted Oct 10, 2018
3.5/4 100% Chasing Coral (2017) The message is strong, and the imagery is memorable throughout. However, with the glut of climate change documentaries, it scary to think this one could get lost in the fray.‐ AwardsCircuit.com
Read More | Posted Oct 10, 2018
3/4 64% A Futile and Stupid Gesture (2017) Forte, Wain, and the rest of the cast do their best to honor the icon, and the result is an extremely fun meta-comedy.‐ AwardsCircuit.com
Read More | Posted Oct 10, 2018
2.5/4 63% The Polka King (2017) This is a starring vehicle for Black more than anything else, and hopefully, he continues to get these quirky roles.‐ AwardsCircuit.com
Read More | Posted Oct 10, 2018
2.5/4 72% The Ritual (2017) It's still an above average horror film that doesn't stick the landing. That said, it's worth checking out for anyone who enjoys horror films.‐ AwardsCircuit.com
Read More | Posted Oct 10, 2018
3.5/4 96% The Death of Stalin (2018) The perfect blend of black humor, The Death of Stalin has a very real message about the political world today. ‐ We Bought a Blog
Read More | Posted Oct 10, 2018
4/4 92% Terminator 2: Judgment Day (1991) Cameron's vision makes the engine go and shows why he is one of the best blockbuster directors ever. ‐ AwardsCircuit.com
Read More | Posted Oct 10, 2018
3.5/4 89% American Animals (2018) Layton entwines documentary and performance to create a true-crime heist film. The result is something that feels experimental.‐ AwardsCircuit.com
Read More | Posted Oct 10, 2018
3.5/4 100% TransMilitary (2018) Perhaps no film in 2018 will show you a more diverse, but heartwarming group of people to root for.‐ AwardsCircuit.com
Read More | Posted Oct 10, 2018
3/4 94% Dark Money (2018) [Dark Money] provides a scary look at the future of American politics while making the clear case against this kind of corruption‐ AwardsCircuit.com
Read More | Posted Oct 10, 2018
3/4 94% Andre the Giant (2018) Hehir's use of pop music and symphonic scores in the film is extremely strong. There are perfectly timed cues throughout the picture that help transition us through storylines‐ AwardsCircuit.com
Read More | Posted Oct 10, 2018
4/4 99% Won't You Be My Neighbor? (2018) We also see his [Fred Rogers] moments of self-doubt and moments of triumph over the years. It's a well-rounded image of a man, who many still attempt to understand today.‐ AwardsCircuit.com
Read More | Posted Oct 10, 2018
3.5/4 90% We the Animals (2018) Part coming of age tale, part sexual exploration, and part magical realism. The result is an impressively subtle film that is both heartbreaking and brilliant to watch unfold.‐ AwardsCircuit.com
Read More | Posted Oct 10, 2018
2.5/4 100% Half the Picture (2018) Overall, "Half the Picture" examines an essential topic to Hollywood today with grace.‐ AwardsCircuit.com
Read More | Posted Oct 10, 2018
4/4 99% Eighth Grade (2018) Eighth Grade is one of the most sincere and authentic films of the year. You will laugh, and likely cry depending on the moment in the film.‐ AwardsCircuit.com
Read More | Posted Oct 10, 2018
3/4 100% Mercury 13 (2018) While they may not have reached their highest potential, they represent true heroes. These women encourage young women to continue to reach for the stars‐ AwardsCircuit.com
Read More | Posted Oct 10, 2018
2/4 34% Fahrenheit 451 (2018) While the film attempts to put its own spin on the story for the digital age, Bahrani's film does not measure up to the source material.‐ AwardsCircuit.com
Read More | Posted Oct 10, 2018
3/4 75% Lu Over the Wall (Yoake tsugeru Rû no uta) (2018) If given the opportunity, this is a wonderful children's movie that many kids should see. It serves as a good message and has some surprisingly emotional moments.‐ AwardsCircuit.com
Read More | Posted Oct 10, 2018
3/4 81% Quincy (2018) Rashida Jones teamed up with documentarian Alan Hicks to turn the camera on her father. The resulting documentary presents a sincere look at the icon's life and influence.‐ AwardsCircuit.com
Read More | Posted Oct 10, 2018
3/4 86% Reversing Roe (2018) While the pacing becomes uneven at times, Netflix has another strong documentary on its hands.‐ AwardsCircuit.com
Read More | Posted Oct 10, 2018
3.5/4 98% Free Solo (2018) The story will grip you, Honnold will fascinate, and Chin and Vasarhelyi establish themselves as two of the premier documentarians in this field.‐ AwardsCircuit.com
Read More | Posted Oct 10, 2018
3.5/4 88% I don't feel at home in this world anymore. (2017) Films that juxtapose violence with comedy are tough sells in many cases, but "I Don't Feel," is a special film that deserves its place in the crime comedy genre.‐ We Bought a Blog
Read More | Posted Oct 10, 2018
4/4 99% Get Out (2017) What Peele accomplishes in this film is so far above what your everyday horror film is capable of. In fact, few films have the ability to open up discourse. ‐ We Bought a Blog
Read More | Posted Oct 10, 2018
3/4 75% Kong: Skull Island (2017) You know what really makes the film work? When the giant ape monster destroys stuff. And he does not disappoint when given the chance to destroy.‐ We Bought a Blog
Read More | Posted Oct 10, 2018
3.5/4 97% Black Panther (2018) Coogler is a director that may make better films than this one, but it will be hard to ever envision a world where he creates something so meaningful to so many people.‐ We Bought a Blog
Read More | Posted Oct 10, 2018
3.5/4 87% Annihilation (2018) The ambitious nature of the film is present early, and the structure's unconventional nature gives him the ability to inform the audience of backstory at his own pace.‐ We Bought a Blog
Read More | Posted Oct 10, 2018
3.5/4 95% A Quiet Place (2018) Krasinski charges this film with many meanings, each of which can devastate a person. The silence is literal for these characters, but it's also metaphorical. ‐ We Bought a Blog
Read More | Posted Oct 10, 2018
3/4 91% Lean on Pete (2018) Haigh's rumination on America, safety, and security becomes an emotional trek that will resonate with many.‐ We Bought a Blog
Read More | Posted Oct 10, 2018
3/4 83% Avengers: Infinity War (2018) This imbued Infinity War with a heart that many of the other films lack. Perhaps most visible is the way in which parenthood and love comes roaring into the MCU.‐ We Bought a Blog
Read More | Posted Oct 10, 2018
3/4 94% Incredibles 2 (2018) The animation is really interesting this time around. For Frozone and Elastigirl, animators could really deliver high-quality action with impeccable detail. ‐ We Bought a Blog
Read More | Posted Oct 10, 2018
4/4 93% 2001: A Space Odyssey (1968) It's a profound statement on humanity. It is one of the greatest films ever made, and it is one that should be seen in theaters to truly appreciate its greatness.‐ We Bought a Blog
Read More | Posted Oct 10, 2018
3/4 88% Ant-Man and the Wasp (2018) This film is much funnier than most MCU films, and like 'Guardians' has unexpected heart. Rudd rocks it as a comedic actor this time around, with Peyton utilizing his talents‐ We Bought a Blog
Read More | Posted Oct 10, 2018
3.5/4 94% Sorry to Bother You (2018) It is extremely unlikely you will see a film with vision, creativity, and style in the way you see it here.‐ We Bought a Blog
Read More | Posted Oct 10, 2018
2.5/4 63% Uncle Drew (2018) The movie does delve into some cliches in its runtime, making it easy to write it off. But if you're game, this movie is an enjoyable summer comedy.‐ We Bought a Blog
Read More | Posted Oct 10, 2018
2.5/4 80% Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again (2018) Few movies are as easy to jump into and come out without investing much. ‐ We Bought a Blog
Read More | Posted Oct 10, 2018