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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
83% Mifune: The Last Samurai (2016) Serves as a fascinating primer on one of the movies' undisputable Icons, as well as taking care of a viewer's to-watch list for months. ‐ The Stranger (Seattle, WA)
Posted Jan 6, 2017
88% Elle (2016) A breathtakingly twisted piece of work ... that bridges some markedly taboo fault lines concerning power and sexuality. And somehow the damned thing is also funny, usually at the least opportune moments. ‐ Portland Mercury
Posted Dec 21, 2016
100% Ixcanul (2016) Bustamante never lets the story mechanics overwhelm the basic minute-to-minute reality of his subjects, resulting in a film that's earthy and unsentimental and riveting throughout. ‐ The Stranger (Seattle, WA)
Posted Nov 16, 2016
79% The Alchemist Cookbook (2016) Potrykus's film beats the recent Blair Witch revamp in making the woods a place where a Terrible Thing could be lurking behind every twig, especially-and most impressively-during the daylight. ‐ The Stranger (Seattle, WA)
Posted Nov 5, 2016
100% Tower (2016) The film's combination of archival footage and Waking Life-ish rotoscoped animation ... may actually be the best way to capture the horrid unreality of the situation. You are there. ‐ The Stranger (Seattle, WA)
Posted Oct 27, 2016
92% Demon (2016) Ultimately, what lingers most strongly in Wrona's impressive film is less the actual aberration, and more the examination of how people as a group react to it being in their midst. ‐ Portland Mercury
Posted Oct 26, 2016
64% The Greasy Strangler (2016) To steal a line from Mystery Science Theater 3000, every frame looks like someone's Last Known Photo. ‐ The Stranger (Seattle, WA)
Posted Oct 14, 2016
79% American Honey (2016) While the film's essential shagginess may be an understandable turn-off to some, the way that Arnold captures these dead-end kids without a hint of a Larry Clark leer is strangely lovely and absorbing to behold. ‐ The Stranger (Seattle, WA)
Posted Oct 7, 2016
62% Klown Forever (Klovn Forever) (2016) The gags that land are still breathtakingly awkward and irredeemably foul. But, you know, in a good way. ‐ The Stranger (Seattle, WA)
Posted Sep 1, 2016
40% Morgan (2016) If you're a sucker for movies where scientists tamper in God's domain, this should give you plenty to chew on. ‐ Portland Mercury
Posted Sep 1, 2016
87% Don't Breathe (2016) [Stephen Lang] delivers a Pantheon boogeyman here, conveying with every thought and gesture that this is absolutely not a man with whom to screw. This movie should be played loud. ‐ Portland Mercury
Posted Aug 25, 2016
25% Ben-Hur (2016) Suffers from both a curiously passive central character and the faith-based dramatic flattening that seems to be a hallmark of producers Mark Burnett and Roma Downey ... The plot still has enough juice to work, but only just. ‐ Portland Mercury
Posted Aug 18, 2016
66% Anthropoid (2016) Doing justice to its subjects, Ellis's smart, respectful throwback makes for a striking depiction and examination of heroism. It packs a wallop, whether you know how it turns out or not. ‐ The Stranger (Seattle, WA)
Posted Aug 11, 2016
96% Train to Busan (Bu-san-haeng) (2016) Whatever your current stance on brain-eating, this is a keeper. ‐ The Stranger (Seattle, WA)
Posted Jul 22, 2016
76% Lights Out (2016) Contains more than enough flickeringly lit yelps to justify its existence. How many variations can be successfully run on the same gag? Quite a few, as it turns out. ‐ Portland Mercury
Posted Jul 21, 2016
69% The Infiltrator (2016) A solid, mid-level walk on the seedy side ... when you factor in a terrific-even-for-him lead performance by Bryan Cranston, however, it zooms up the ranks into something well worth leaving the couch for. ‐ Portland Mercury
Posted Jul 13, 2016
78% The Shallows (2016) Clocking in at a lean and mean 86 minutes, it takes its deliberately simple premise and comes close to knocking the damn cover off of it. ‐ The Stranger (Seattle, WA)
Posted Jun 23, 2016
80% The Conjuring 2 (2016) This is a movie where virtually every scene is designed expressly for the purpose of causing the viewer's colon to have an out-of-body experience. ‐ Portland Mercury
Posted Jun 8, 2016
38% Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Out of the Shadows (2016) Much better than the last one, with a firmer handle on what makes this stuff appeal to kids and enough off-kilter elements to keep parents at least semiconscious throughout. ‐ The Stranger (Seattle, WA)
Posted Jun 3, 2016
No Score Yet The Night Stalker (2016) Writer/director Megan Griffiths successfully captures the burbling hysteria of mid-'80s California, when every open window and slow-moving car carried a horrific potential energy. ‐ The Stranger (Seattle, WA)
Posted Jun 3, 2016
57% Money Monster (2016) A satire about television that feels like it was made by the kind of people who claim they don't even watch TV. ‐ Portland Mercury
Posted May 12, 2016
17% Ratchet & Clank (2016) Keeps the basic charm of the source material, fitting snugly in the tier of movies for kids located somewhere just below Pixar. ‐ Portland Mercury
Posted Apr 29, 2016
90% Green Room (2016) Gathers up [Blue Ruin's] earlier promise and just goes sick with it, taking an intentionally stripped-down premise and jacking it up to ferocious speeds. ‐ Portland Mercury
Posted Apr 20, 2016
83% Midnight Special (2016) Nichols' built-for-speed tribute to Steven Spielberg and John Carpenter does his influences proud, while also suggesting he's still expanding his horizons. Right now, he's as good as we've got. ‐ Portland Mercury
Posted Mar 30, 2016
90% 10 Cloverfield Lane (2016) Takes an instantly fraught premise and never stops stripping the screws. Within its narrow self-imposed parameters, it's just about perfect. ‐ Portland Mercury
Posted Mar 10, 2016
25% London Has Fallen (2016) Jingoistic enough to make the members of Team America stumble towards the woodchipper in disbelief. ‐ Portland Mercury
Posted Mar 3, 2016
91% The Witch (2016) By the final enigmatic scene, a sustained state of magic terror has been achieved that more than justifies the acres of hype. ‐ Portland Mercury
Posted Feb 17, 2016
84% Deadpool (2016) A terrifically faithful adaptation of some awfully obnoxious source material. ‐ Portland Mercury
Posted Feb 10, 2016
79% Ip Man 3 (2016) A bit pokey at times, with Yen struggling to keep the historical sereneness of his character interesting ... When the throwdowns do occur, though, Oh Holy Mother of God. ‐ Portland Mercury
Posted Jan 20, 2016
3/4 10% The Forest (2016) A good setting can do wonders for a genre film, and director Jason Zada has landed a beaut here. ‐ Salt Lake City Weekly
Posted Jan 8, 2016
81% The Revenant (2015) The sheer mad bravura on display makes it impossible to dismiss. After all, how many times do you get to see someone attempt to best Malick and Herzog and Apocalypse-era Coppola with one go? ‐ The Stranger (Seattle, WA)
Posted Jan 5, 2016
80% Macbeth (2015) While the Big Scenes are rendered with a ravishing starkness, the connective tissue that's allowed to remain tends to fall away into a low-toned dirge. ‐ The Stranger (Seattle, WA)
Posted Dec 9, 2015
24% Victor Frankenstein (2015) It spends so much time winking at the audience that it's amazing the camera stayed in focus. ‐ The Stranger (Seattle, WA)
Posted Nov 25, 2015
35% Our Brand is Crisis (2015) While the talented cast occasionally gets a screwball, smiling-dagger rhythm going, the narrative's insistence on staying on point certainly could have benefited from some of Green's old what the hell wobbliness. ‐ Portland Mercury
Posted Oct 28, 2015
2.5/4 16% The Last Witch Hunter (2015) Yes, it's as preposterous as it sounds -- possibly even more so -- but the rampant hooey is kept stylish and relatively fleet-footed by director Breck Eisner. ‐ Salt Lake City Weekly
Posted Oct 23, 2015
91% Bridge of Spies (2015) A deliberately old-fashioned hybrid of courtroom drama and Cold War skullduggery that's so expertly put together that you may not realize the beauty of its construction until after the fact. ‐ Portland Mercury
Posted Oct 14, 2015
74% Black Mass (2015) [Depp] festoons himself with bad teeth, an elfin nose, and malamute eyes with fascinatingly grotesque results. What's new, however, is that he doesn't seem content with just pleasing himself this time. ‐ Portland Mercury
Posted Sep 16, 2015
8% Hitman: Agent 47 (2015) When your movie is about a guy who can take out an entire room of thugs without breaking stride, it sure would be nice to actually see it. ‐ Portland Mercury
Posted Aug 20, 2015
9% Fantastic Four (2015) This is a movie where a superhero famed for his amazing powers of elasticity can be choked out like a henchman in a Swayze flick. ‐ Portland Mercury
Posted Aug 6, 2015
97% Tangerine (2015) Conjures up a world where an illegal business transaction in a carwash can somehow come off as silly, raw, and touching all at once. After the credits roll, the dizzy crackle remains. ‐ Portland Mercury
Posted Jul 15, 2015
25% Terminator Genisys (2015) Comes off as serviceable at best and officially sanctioned fan wankery at worst. In trying to freshen up the ingredients for a new generation, it just clunks up the batter. ‐ Portland Mercury
Posted Jul 1, 2015
31% Poltergeist (2015) Offers enough tweaks to the source material to justify its existence. Besides, even if you already believe clown dolls should be expunged from the earth, a little more confirmation can't hurt. ‐ Portland Mercury
Posted May 22, 2015
73% Time Lapse (2015) A nifty little cross between Primer and Shallow Grave, with a central MacGuffin that manages to maintain its plausibility until the credits roll. ‐ The Stranger (Seattle, WA)
Posted May 11, 2015
75% Avengers: Age of Ultron (2015) Yes, comic-book movies are crowding out everything else, are the eventual heat death of cinema, and so forth. But, man, there's just so much neat stuff here. Boom. Kapow. ‐ The Stranger (Seattle, WA)
Posted Apr 30, 2015
88% Backcountry (2015) Successfully scratches that primal itch, with some genuinely tense results. Uncomplicated isn't always a bad thing. ‐ The Stranger (Seattle, WA)
Posted Apr 15, 2015
84% While We're Young (2015) Makes for a fantastically entertaining character study, even if you'd flee from these characters on the street. Look at these hipsters. ‐ Portland Mercury
Posted Apr 8, 2015
97% It Follows (2015) One of those rare scary machines where everything just clicks together, with a ferociously single-minded rightness that keeps the nerves in a state of high, perpetual thrum. ‐ Portland Mercury
Posted Mar 25, 2015
60% Run All Night (2015) Deserves a healthy measure of respect for unearthing a rich, world-weary vein of noir fatalism. It'd punch you if it could. ‐ Portland Mercury
Posted Mar 12, 2015
96% What We Do In The Shadows (2015) Expertly paced, consistently inventive, and exceedingly good natured. Especially when the splatter is hitting the rafters. ‐ Portland Mercury
Posted Mar 7, 2015
41% Tusk (2014) An initially creepy slice of body horror that repeatedly fritters away its mounting bad vibes through shoe-horned flashbacks and lengthy improv digressions. ‐ Portland Mercury
Posted Sep 18, 2014