Movie Reviews Only

T-Meter Title | Year
9.5/10 97% The Half of It (2020) This is a really charming high school comedy. - Breakfast All Day EDIT
Read More | Posted May 8, 2020
88% Banana Split (2020) A smart and breezy coming-of-age comedy that pushes a lot of the buttons that Booksmart does. - Linoleum Knife EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 31, 2020
8/10 98% Blow the Man Down (2020) I really did not know where this was going almost the entire time, and and that's an all-too-rare feeling watching a movie these days. - Breakfast All Day EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 26, 2020
7.2/10 88% Swallow (2020) I think people should see it. I think there's so much that does work in this movie. - Breakfast All Day EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 26, 2020
6.5/10 83% Just Mercy (2020) It's competently made... Thought has been put into this production, and again, I'm completely a hundred percent on the side of everything it has to say. I just don't think it's a very good movie. - Breakfast All Day EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 19, 2020
7.3/10 75% To All the Boys: P.S. I Still Love You (2020) If I were 16, I would be obsessed with this movie. - Breakfast All Day EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 13, 2020
8.7/10 91% Weathering with You (2020) I love this movie. - Breakfast All Day EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 13, 2020
5/10 61% The Call of the Wild (2020) This movie just kind of meanders. - Breakfast All Day EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 6, 2020
8.5/10 92% Miss Americana (2020) I think there this movie has a lot of interesting things to say about fame, interesting things to say about how women are conditioned to be good and be nice and not make waves and get the approval of other people. - Breakfast All Day EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 5, 2020
8.8/10 91% The Invisible Man (2020) This is far removed from what you might be expecting. - Breakfast All Day EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 5, 2020
9/10 87% Emma. (2020) It allows this sort of recognizable humanity because so often I think [with period pieces] it's really easy to get lost in the corsets and the wigs... The human element of it really pays off. - Breakfast All Day EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 5, 2020
83% The Whistlers (2020) If you've never experienced the Romanian New Wave, The Whistlers is as good a place as any to start. - TheWrap EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 28, 2020
9.2/10 98% Portrait of a Lady on Fire (Portrait de la jeune fille en feu) (2020) It is an incredibly passionate romance. - Breakfast All Day EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 21, 2020
8.5/10 96% A Shaun the Sheep Movie: Farmageddon (2020) I was delighted throughout. - Breakfast All Day EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 21, 2020
88% Onward (2020) Still, even if the film lags narratively, there's enough flash and dazzle to keep viewers engaged, with Holland and Pratt providing a genuine balance of sibling love and exasperation for each other. - TheWrap EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 21, 2020
8.7/10 73% The Photograph (2020) [Rae and Stanfield] have amazing chemistry. - Breakfast All Day EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 14, 2020
5.5/10 74% The Lodge (2020) We get to the the shocking twist before the movie does. - Breakfast All Day EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 14, 2020
2/10 17% Tyler Perry's A Fall from Grace (2020) Unintentionally hilarious. - Breakfast All Day EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 14, 2020
8% Fantasy Island (2020) If this new movie were a pilot for a TV reboot, it would come off as overwrought and underwritten but still possibly on the right track for a revived anthology series. As a movie, those flaws are magnified to the size of the silver screen. - TheWrap EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 14, 2020
3.5/10 29% The Rhythm Section (2020) This movie is just inane. - Breakfast All Day EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 7, 2020
78% Birds of Prey (And the Fantabulous Emancipation of One Harley Quinn) (2020) A giddy treat of an R-rated comic-book movie, borrowing elements from inspirations as disparate as 9 to 5, Bugs Bunny and Modesty Blaise to create an adventure that tweaks its genre familiarity with delightful bursts of anarchy and wit. - TheWrap EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 5, 2020
38% Downhill (2020) They have actively dumbed down the Swedish restraint of Ruben Östlund's original, spelling out and underlining every bit of characterization and motivation in a manner that suggests they don't trust the audience's intelligence. - TheWrap EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 26, 2020
100% Welcome to Chechnya (2020) A chilling examination of both the brutality that the Chechen LGBT community is forced to face on a daily basis and the difficulty of leaving the country for peace and safety. - TheWrap EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 26, 2020
7.2/10 75% The Gentlemen (2020) This is utter nonsense, and I was never not entertained. - Breakfast All Day EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 24, 2020
92% What Did Jack Do? (2020) If you are a David Lynch fan you absolutely need to go see What Did Jack Do. - Breakfast All Day EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 24, 2020
8/10 96% Atlantics (2019) This is a really cool like ghost story and love story and [a] social piece and all rolled into one in a very assured and fascinating movie. - Breakfast All Day EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 24, 2020
2/10 20% Cats (2019) You can't believe what you're looking at because it's so hideous to behold. - Breakfast All Day EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 23, 2020
6.6/10 48% Underwater (2020) It's mostly satisfactory but... it's kind of redundant. - Breakfast All Day EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 23, 2020
5.5/10 21% Like a Boss (2020) There are gags that land, but it's not a good movie. - Breakfast All Day EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 23, 2020
6.5/10 77% Bad Boys for Life (2020) I was kind of bored when things weren't blowing up but when things are blowing up our cars are chasing I was digging it. - Breakfast All Day EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 23, 2020
7.5/10 85% Les Misérables (2020) It is this kind of fascinating almost sort of autopsy. - Breakfast All Day EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 23, 2020
14% Dolittle (2020) Splats onto the screen like horse dung, with few laughs and no charm. Even the actor's legendary charisma, which this project sorely needed, gets tamped down. - TheWrap EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 15, 2020
51% Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker (2019) It's a somewhat soulless delivery system of catharsis, but Disney and Abrams are banking on the delivery itself to be enough. - TheWrap EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 18, 2019
98% Varda by Agnès (2019) This final film acts as a perfect button to a legendary life in art, and it's also a launchpad to viewers who want to go back and explore her groundbreaking contributions to the cinema. - TheWrap EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 5, 2019
97% Knives Out (2019) Offers multiple levels of engagement and enjoyment; it's just that it's always hinting at the superior film it might have been. - TheWrap EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 26, 2019
89% 1917 (2020) The movie is more successful as a thriller than as a thoughtful examination of war and its horrors; Mendes seems less interested in the nightmare of battle and its effects on his characters than he is in Hitchcockian audience manipulation. - TheWrap EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 25, 2019
94% Little Women (2019) In an era in which sentimentality is a seasoning that filmmakers either shun entirely or employ with too heavy a hand, Gerwig crafts a work that is moving without being manipulative. This is a Little Women for the ages. - TheWrap EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 25, 2019
88% Feast of the Seven Fishes (2019) If your parents or grandparents were immigrants to the United States, you're likely to recognize your family here, no matter what holiday you celebrate or what elaborate meals you cook to mark the occasion. - TheWrap EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 14, 2019
77% Frozen II (2019) There's a lot to like here, from a rich palette of autumn colors to a potentially provocative subplot about historical sins, but this is a sequel that exists not because there was more story to be told but because there was more money to be made. - TheWrap EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 14, 2019
46% Last Christmas (2019) Think of this as director Paul Feig's Christmas album; it won't be the first comedy anyone thinks about in his accomplished filmography, but viewers might find themselves reaching for it come December all the same. - TheWrap EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 6, 2019
94% Klaus (2019) Far more successful with holiday magic than it is with character-based comedy, but that's not enough of a flaw to keep young audiences (and their parents) from potentially turning this feature into a cherished annual tradition. - TheWrap EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 5, 2019
96% The Irishman (2019) Scorsese's return to the gangster milieu is anything but a greatest-hits compilation from a filmmaker in his autumn years; as a storyteller and a crafter of images, he remains as bold and as provocative as ever. - TheWrap EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 27, 2019
82% Judy (2019) There's never a feeling that Zellweger's "doing" Judy; she's being Judy. - TheWrap EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 25, 2019
87% Hustlers (2019) Much of the script crackles in its portrayal of both larceny and female friendship, but it frequently leaves out what seems like essential connective tissue. - TheWrap EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 12, 2019
72% The King (2019) A historical piece that defies expectation and offers both the thrills of battle and a thoughtful critique of war and imperialism. - TheWrap EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 2, 2019
42% Wasp Network (2019) The film seems mostly comprised of conversations in restaurants, where new characters and organizations are constantly being introduced. (Seriously, you could create a drinking game over the number of tabletop exposition dumps.) - TheWrap EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 1, 2019
14% American Skin (2019) A clunky, heavy-handed film that takes a pressing contemporary issue and flattens it under two genres the writer-director seems ill-equipped to handle - the mockumentary and the courtroom drama. - TheWrap EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 1, 2019
42% The Laundromat (2019) Flails about with an excess of bad ideas that undercut the justifiable outrage over the events depicted. - TheWrap EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 1, 2019
68% Joker (2019) If you strip the Joker and his nearly 80-year history as a cultural icon out of this film, as well as all the 1970s movie homages, there's not a whole lot left except for Phoenix's performance, and it's the kind of turn that's destined to be divisive. - TheWrap EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 31, 2019
34% Seberg (2020) Stewart never attempts to completely impersonate Jean Seberg, but what Stewart does capture is the spark in Seberg's eyes; she also knows how to turn off that spark, which adds additional heartbreak to the later scenes of a despairing, suicidal Seberg. - TheWrap EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 30, 2019