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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
74% Permission (2018) A small story made with big performances from leads Stevens and Hall, and while it hasn't gotten the promotional push for audiences to pay attention, people lucky enough to stumble across it will fall for everyone involved. ‐ Variety
Read More | Posted Feb 9, 2018
C 33% Arizona (2018) "Arizona" takes a whack at a couple bigger ideas, like a drunk teen playing mailbox baseball.‐ Variety
Read More | Posted Jan 29, 2018
C No Score Yet A Kid Like Jake (2018) The movie doesn't feel like it's going anywhere until it explodes, and the dazzling fireworks don't quite offset its long, seemingly aimless fuse.‐ Variety
Read More | Posted Jan 29, 2018
B- 33% An Evening with Beverly Luff Linn (2018) A Hosking character doesn't just walk into a room. They move like stop-motion figures covered in human skin. ‐ Variety
Read More | Posted Jan 29, 2018
A 100% Lords of Chaos (2018) Euronymous shaped the Norwegian Black Metal scene. You'd think that'd make him cool, but Åkerlund wisely doesn't buy it.‐ Variety
Read More | Posted Jan 27, 2018
4/5 89% Tully (2018) Theron looked happier driving across a post-apocalyptic desert with a car of frightened slave girls. The terrifying former high school beauty queen she played in Young Adult would glance at Marlo and sneer.‐ Guardian
Read More | Posted Jan 26, 2018
B 50% Burden (2018) Hedlund leans so heavily on Mike's bobbing physicality that the audience nearly gets seasick. Still, it's an unselfish performance from a strong young actor who's been devoting his career to tough parts that don't ask for applause.‐ Variety
Read More | Posted Jan 25, 2018
B- 100% RBG (2018) This spry celebration reveals that the real Ginsburg is neither beast nor badass, but an even-tempered, soft-spoken mediator-not typically the traits that inspire rousing high-fives‐ Variety
Read More | Posted Jan 25, 2018
B- 100% Hearts Beat Loud (2018) Kiersey Clemons proves she's the real deal. As for the film around her, Haley's 21-drum solo salute to the passage of time is, like Frank, merely fine. ‐ Variety
Read More | Posted Jan 25, 2018
B- 100% The Cleaners (2018) The sinister tone it sets early on, with anonymous employees hiding behind monitors, flattens out into petrified despair.‐ Variety
Read More | Posted Jan 25, 2018
B 42% Ophelia (2018) That sound you hear is cordial applause, and the riffling of an audience paging through their high-school-English-class paperbacks to double-check the facts.‐ Variety
Read More | Posted Jan 23, 2018
B- 86% 306 Hollywood (2018) Annette blooms into a vivid presence - more so than her living descendants, whose khaki safari outfits and stage-y narration about the passage of time tilt things a bit too twee.‐ Variety
Read More | Posted Jan 22, 2018
C 77% Assassination Nation (2018) By the time Lily delivers a lecture about hypocrisy in front of the American flag, the electric youth of the fantastic first half feels like an immature screed.‐ Variety
Read More | Posted Jan 22, 2018
C+ 81% I Think We're Alone Now (2018) Extermination of mankind aside, audiences know this feeling. It's the period after a break-up, when the mourning has passed and the emptiness has been refilled with an adamant independence.‐ Variety
Read More | Posted Jan 22, 2018
B- 100% Won't You Be My Neighbor? (2018) It's impossible to make a deep documentary when every interviewee worships the man so much, he gets to keep hiding his true self inside felt. ‐ Variety
Read More | Posted Jan 22, 2018
B- 78% Piercing (2018) Piercing has the feel of a blueprint, a talented man exercising his technical skills while waiting for a whack at the real deal.‐ Variety
Read More | Posted Jan 22, 2018
C- 70% Nancy (2018) Instead of exploring her actions, and the people they affect, Nancy's restraint keeps the film closed-off and grim, as muddy gray as the life she's aching to ditch.‐ Variety
Read More | Posted Jan 22, 2018
B- 68% Lizzie (2018) It's a simple story made to rouse modern hearts, and the performances and cinematography are so good, the film nearly pulls off the trick. ‐ Variety
Read More | Posted Jan 22, 2018
B- 63% The Long Dumb Road (2018) The film motors ahead without making any hard decisions except keeping viewers entertained. The adventure is aimless, but the company is good.‐ Variety
Read More | Posted Jan 22, 2018
C- 27% Bright (2017) You can't spell "law force" without "orc." And you can't spell "David Ayer's twelfth cop movie??" without "Why develop? Is it a dare?" ‐ Uproxx
Read More | Posted Dec 22, 2017
76% Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle (2017) But what the film lacks in depth, it balances in detail. Black's soft - but not comically squeaky - voice gives Bethany the soul she lacked in hot girl form, back when all the screenwriters could think of to have her do was take selfies.‐ Uproxx
Read More | Posted Dec 20, 2017
C- 50% Love Beats Rhymes (2017) Coco and Mahlik's scenes are the only ones that seem to take place on earth. Everything else is from some Maya Angelou-inspired Mars.‐ Variety
Read More | Posted Dec 1, 2017
60% Daisy Winters (2017) Even in its strangest moments, there's something refreshing in LaMure's insistence that human behavior doesn't fit in tidy boxes, and that kids are stronger than adults suspect.‐ Variety
Read More | Posted Dec 1, 2017
B+ 97% Coco (2017) Twin touchstones from two of the most famous all-American flicks of the '80s feel like Pixar ensuring that audiences will feel at home in this foreign land. ‐ Uproxx
Read More | Posted Nov 21, 2017
C- 29% A Bad Moms Christmas (2017) I found myself fixated on the lack of apostrophe in the title A Bad Moms Christmas. This isn't for moms-it's merely about them.‐ Uproxx
Read More | Posted Nov 1, 2017
C 38% Same Kind of Different As Me (2017) "Same Kind of Different as Me" is a strange, sincere and sometimes clumsy plea for old-fashioned Christian empathy. ‐ Variety
Read More | Posted Oct 21, 2017
A 99% Jane (2017) Goodall dreamed of Africa, not domestic bliss. In one lovely shot, she stands barefoot in the rain veiled by a clear tarp wet with lacy droplets, a woman married to her ambitions.‐ Uproxx
Read More | Posted Oct 20, 2017
D 7% The Snowman (2017) There's a frozen loogie at the heart of The Snowman. ‐ Uproxx
Read More | Posted Oct 19, 2017
46% My Little Pony: The Movie (2017) By the time Storm King growls, "I'm so totally over the cute pony thing," misanthropes might agree. Yet, its sweetness stampedes over the audience's resistance.‐ Variety
Read More | Posted Oct 5, 2017
B+ 92% Anna and the Apocalypse (2017) Anna and the Apocalypse plays on every emotion-to use a musical analogy, it's a skeleton whacking its ribs like a xylophone.‐ indieWire
Read More | Posted Sep 27, 2017
C 50% Shot (2017) 2nd Amendment advocates arming themselves against a Hollywood screed will be relieved that the film avoids political activism to focus on trauma and recovery.‐ Variety
Read More | Posted Sep 22, 2017
B 51% Kingsman: The Golden Circle (2017) Every scene feels like it takes the characters seriously while the story swings for the fences. I was having a blast even before Eggsy broke out the baseball-shaped grenades. ‐ Uproxx
Read More | Posted Sep 19, 2017
C+ 89% First They Killed My Father (2017) The best work Jolie's done yet. Still, every time Loung's captors holler, "You must have a revolutionary spirit!", I wondered if Jolie ever feels the urge to make truly rebellious art.‐ Uproxx
Read More | Posted Sep 14, 2017
34% American Assassin (2017) "American Assassin" is so close-mouthed and macho that it blends in with Bourne, Bond and "Taken's" Brian Mills. Rapp can blast his way through Turkey - but this sullen, swollen hero can't elbow those box office heavyweights to make room.‐ Variety
Read More | Posted Sep 13, 2017
C 32% Home Again (2017) Home Again is a fascinating banality, the movie equivalent of a staring at a bucolic motel painting until you start to see skeletons in the haystacks.‐ Uproxx
Read More | Posted Sep 7, 2017
B 86% The Incredible Jessica James (2017) Jessica Williams fills up a space like the glow of a megawatt bulb. She transitions from TV to film at light-speed, glorying in the extra room.‐ Uproxx
Read More | Posted Jul 27, 2017
B+ 90% Girls Trip (2017) Each time the script wobbled into cliché, I cringed. The actresses are too talented to flail on hallucinogens. But they launch into idiocy with so much energy that even the dumbest scenes lift-off.‐ Uproxx
Read More | Posted Jul 19, 2017
B 42% The Bad Batch (2017) Amirpour has ambitions bigger than the art house. She wants to make big, colorful blockbusters, too, and The Bad Batch feels like an audition reel to take over Mad Max.‐ MTV
Read More | Posted Jun 22, 2017
B+ 92% Wonder Woman (2017) Except for the title, Patty Jenkins's big-hearted blockbuster doesn't use the name Wonder Woman. Wonder Woman is singular. Wonderful women are manifold, and hopefully they'll fill theaters alongside some wonderful men‐ MTV
Read More | Posted Jun 1, 2017
C 68% Alien: Covenant (2017) Yet again a crew sniffs after a mysterious ping and sticks their nose in a deadly larva pod. Are our astronauts learning? God no. And if the audience expected a different plot, we're not learning, either.‐ MTV
Read More | Posted May 26, 2017
B 73% Sleight (2017) Dillard's not interested in the Zing! Pow! Bam! Sleight is quiet, almost naturalistic, even when Bo is stopping bullets with his bare hand. ‐ MTV
Read More | Posted Apr 27, 2017
A 80% Casting JonBenét (2017) At the core of Casting JonBenét is the ultimate actor's question: What's my motivation? Why would Patsy and John have murdered their beloved daughter? ‐ MTV
Read More | Posted Apr 27, 2017
B- 100% Rodney King (2017) The play feels like stumbling upon an ancient spell.‐ MTV
Read More | Posted Apr 27, 2017
B- No Score Yet The play feels like stumbling upon an ancient spell.‐ MTV
Read More | Posted Apr 27, 2017
C 68% Free Fire (2017) The film feels like Reservoir Dogs with a hangover.‐ MTV
Read More | Posted Apr 20, 2017
C+ 87% The Lost City of Z (2017) The Lost City of Z is so jarringly out of step with summer blockbuster season that watching it feels like discovering a relic. ‐ MTV
Read More | Posted Apr 12, 2017
B+ 80% Colossal (2017) Though there's a real monster terrorizing Seoul, a giant, hairless thing that looks like a 700-foot boiled cat, we spend Colossal with our human beast. In her hungover eyes, we see horror and empathy: What did I destroy last night?‐ MTV
Read More | Posted Apr 6, 2017
B- 67% Life (2017) We, too, are just collections of cells, and Espinosa plays our nervous system like a flamenco guitar in concert with head-pounding drums and nauseous trombones. ‐ MTV
Read More | Posted Mar 24, 2017
B+ 75% Kong: Skull Island (2017) Creedence Clearwater Revival thrums on the soundtrack - has any '70s movie managed to avoid it? - but when the giant spiders start stomping, Vogt-Roberts earns the right to blast "Run Through the Jungle."‐ MTV
Read More | Posted Mar 10, 2017
A 90% Raw (2017) Raw is about discovering your own appetites, your kinks, the secret joys that make you feel full.‐ MTV
Read More | Posted Mar 10, 2017