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Ann Hornaday
Ann Hornaday's reviews only count toward the Tomatometer when published at the following Tomatometer-approved publication(s): Baltimore Sun, Washington Post

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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
98% Eighth Grade (2018) Burnham is clearly conflicted about the emotional effects of the constant comparisons, competitions and invidious voyeurism young people are subjecting themselves to nearly all day long. And he gets the subjective experience right.‐ Washington Post
Read More | Posted Jul 19, 2018
4/4 88% Blindspotting (2018) A spirited, thoughtful, thoroughly entertaining valentine to a city and its still-unfolding history, and a bracing reminder that two things can be true at the same time.‐ Washington Post
Read More | Posted Jul 18, 2018
2/4 78% Don't Worry, He Won't Get Far on Foot (2018) A movie that's supposed to inspire winds up being irritating instead.‐ Washington Post
Read More | Posted Jul 18, 2018
1.5/4 34% Shock and Awe (2018) What should unfold like a contemporary thriller instead becomes a lecture...‐ Washington Post
Read More | Posted Jul 11, 2018
3/4 84% Under the Tree (Undir trénu) (2018) Sigurdsson clearly has his finger on the pulse, not only of smoothly engrossing filmmaking, but also his own anxious times.‐ Washington Post
Read More | Posted Jul 10, 2018
2.5/4 95% Sorry to Bother You (2018) An impassioned, chaotically accurate response to dark and troubling times.‐ Washington Post
Read More | Posted Jul 10, 2018
3/4 88% Whitney (2018) "Whitney" transcends the conventions of the form, delivering a powerful reminder of the breathtaking talent she possessed and the monumental future that was squandered on the altar of selfishness and greed.‐ Washington Post
Read More | Posted Jul 3, 2018
2/4 81% Nancy (2018) "Nancy" possesses an alert, tense sense of atmosphere, but it winds up being as glum and inert as the protagonist herself.‐ Washington Post
Read More | Posted Jun 28, 2018
2.5/4 87% Ant-Man and the Wasp (2018) "Ant-Man and the Wasp" is merry and fleet, and no less enjoyable for being instantly forgettable. The buzz might be temporary, but it's fun while it lasts.‐ Washington Post
Read More | Posted Jun 28, 2018
3/4 75% Damsel (2018) "Damsel" owes just as much to the absurdist tone of the Coen brothers, possessing the same visual and verbal japery and, occasionally, absurdism for its own wearyingly ridiculous sake.‐ Washington Post
Read More | Posted Jun 28, 2018
3/4 90% The Guardians (Les Gardiennes) (2018) Like the cinematic equivalent of slow food, "The Guardians" is a rich, simmering cassoulet of a film, one that asks viewers to adjust their metabolisms accordingly.‐ Washington Post
Read More | Posted Jun 20, 2018
2/4 54% Tag (2018) Thanks to the movie's nimble group of actors, their deadpan interior monologues and some well-executed ambushes and booby traps, "Tag" winds up being an undemanding, if instantly disposable, pleasure.‐ Washington Post
Read More | Posted Jun 14, 2018
2.5/4 52% A Kid Like Jake (2018) It's like the Alex-and-Greg of woke-era problem pictures: bright, earnest and compassionate, if maybe just a little too much in its own head.‐ Washington Post
Read More | Posted Jun 13, 2018
3/4 89% Hereditary (2018) "Hereditary" is staged, photographed and acted so brilliantly, and brings up issues of motherhood, resentment and creativity with such subtlety, that it's tempting to overlook its alternately astonishing and laughable excesses.‐ Washington Post
Read More | Posted Jun 7, 2018
4/4 99% Won't You Be My Neighbor? (2018) Neville has created a film that operates both as a dewy-eyed nostalgia trip and stirring appeal for civility.‐ Washington Post
Read More | Posted Jun 6, 2018
3/4 89% The Gospel According to André (2018) In "The Gospel According to André," a star isn't born. He gives birth to himself, through sheer force of will.‐ Washington Post
Read More | Posted May 30, 2018
3/4 95% Filmworker (2018) "Filmworker's" greatest value lies in pulling the lens back to allow viewers to understand film as a deeply collaborative medium, one in which even the most venerated auteurs cannot accomplish their greatest feats alone.‐ Washington Post
Read More | Posted May 30, 2018
4/4 94% First Reformed (2018) "First Reformed," a mesmerizingly austere drama of one man's apocalyptic crisis of faith, feels like the movie Paul Schrader was put on this planet to make.‐ Washington Post
Read More | Posted May 24, 2018
3/4 89% Pope Francis - A Man of His Word (2018) "Pope Francis: A Man of His Word" offers audiences a thoroughly engrossing portrait of one of the most beloved and galvanizing figures of the 21st century...‐ Washington Post
Read More | Posted May 17, 2018
3/4 53% Book Club (2018) It has brio, rueful humor and celebratory verve that is nearly impossible to resist.‐ Washington Post
Read More | Posted May 17, 2018
2/4 71% Solo: A Star Wars Story (2018) "Solo: A Star Wars Story" gets the job done with little fuss, but also with precious little finesse.‐ Washington Post
Read More | Posted May 15, 2018
2/4 55% Godard Mon Amour (Le redoutable) (2018) The glib, self-conscious brio never leads anywhere.‐ Washington Post
Read More | Posted May 9, 2018
3/4 86% Let the Sunshine In (Un beau soleil intérieur) (2018) It's Binoche, here delivering one of her finest and most subtly calibrated performances, who imbues Isabelle with the heart and earthy eroticism that makes her far more appealing, even heroic, than the pathetic figure she might have been.‐ Washington Post
Read More | Posted May 9, 2018
4/4 97% The Rider (2018) "The Rider" reinvigorates tropes from the western genre of men, horses, honor codes and vast expanses of nature with a refreshing lack of sentimentality, without sacrificing their inherent lyricism and poetry.‐ Washington Post
Read More | Posted Apr 19, 2018
3.5/4 83% Borg Vs. McEnroe (2018) A psychological portrait of competition, friendship and a complicated, temperamental prodigy, whose outbursts and lack of self-control threaten to derail what promises to be a fruitful athletic career.‐ Washington Post
Read More | Posted Apr 19, 2018
2/4 87% You Were Never Really Here (2018) "You Were Never Really Here" is a good film, maybe even a great one. But I can't honestly say that I liked it.‐ Washington Post
Read More | Posted Apr 11, 2018
3/4 78% Beirut (2018) It may be a mostly pessimistic portrait of its time and place, but it offers hope, if only that movies of its style, scope and smarts can still get made.‐ Washington Post
Read More | Posted Apr 11, 2018
4/4 95% A Quiet Place (2018) A creeping, increasingly queasy sense of dread pervades "A Quiet Place," John Krasinski's nervy thriller that marks a notable addition to the recent spate of smart, timely genre pictures.‐ Washington Post
Read More | Posted Apr 5, 2018
2.5/4 83% Blockers (2018) As a burlesque of parental angst and sex panic, "Blockers" possesses sharply observed moments of inspired lunacy.‐ Washington Post
Read More | Posted Apr 5, 2018
3.5/4 74% Final Portrait (2018) Tucci successfully banishes...cliches in a finely observed character study that possesses the ring of careworn, unprettified truth.‐ Washington Post
Read More | Posted Apr 4, 2018
4/4 92% Journey's End (2018) This taut, emotionally wrenching snapshot of both the mythologies and grim realities of war possesses useful reminders about self-deception and abuse of power, especially at a time when bellicose rhetoric and war cabinets seem to be the order of the day.‐ Washington Post
Read More | Posted Mar 29, 2018
3/4 47% Paul, Apostle of Christ (2018) "Paul, Apostle of Christ" offers both solace and a bracing, even revolutionary, challenge.‐ Washington Post
Read More | Posted Mar 21, 2018
2.5/4 90% Isle of Dogs (2018) "Isle of Dogs" bursts with color (including extravagant swaths of crimson) and precious detail, and is shot through with the filmmaker's reliably understated humor.‐ Washington Post
Read More | Posted Mar 21, 2018
3/4 97% Leaning Into the Wind (2018) "Leaning Into the Wind" offers viewers a welcome chance to consider the work of an artist who defies the recent commodification cult to embrace the ephemeral and the nominally "worthless."‐ Washington Post
Read More | Posted Mar 14, 2018
4/4 96% Foxtrot (2018) With a fluent mix of irony and sincerity, Maoz interrogates - gently, but with unwavering insistence - the rituals of a country mired in the moral contradictions of occupation and its own defensive crouch.‐ Washington Post
Read More | Posted Mar 14, 2018
3/4 40% A Wrinkle in Time (2018) As a clarion call for young people rising up against the forces of cynicism, corruption and wanton cruelty, "A Wrinkle in Time" feels decidedly of-the-moment, a primer for the little brothers and sisters of the #NeverAgain generation.‐ Washington Post
Read More | Posted Mar 8, 2018
2/4 50% Submission (2018) For a movie addressing themes singularly suited to this moment, it's all the more disappointing when it whiffs those chances.‐ Washington Post
Read More | Posted Mar 7, 2018
4/4 97% Black Panther (2018) ... a film that fulfills the most rote demands of superhero spectacle, yet does so with style and subtexts that feel bracingly, joyfully groundbreaking.‐ Washington Post
Read More | Posted Feb 13, 2018
3/4 94% A Fantastic Woman (Una mujer fantástica) (2018) "A Fantastic Woman" serves as a gentle reminder that we all contain multitudes.‐ Washington Post
Read More | Posted Feb 7, 2018
3/4 73% Hostiles (2018) It ... engages the conventions of the genre - including ideas about male honor and egotistical frailty - in ways that feel alert and timely.‐ Washington Post
Read More | Posted Jan 18, 2018
2/4 80% Film Stars Don't Die in Liverpool (2017) The movie never delves that deeply into who Gloria Grahame was, aside from a femme fatale slinking across a black-and-white screen.‐ Washington Post
Read More | Posted Jan 18, 2018
3.5/4 91% Phantom Thread (2018) It's an enchanting, eventually mischievous meditation on the lengths to which we go to control and camouflage our most intimate, undefended desires.‐ Washington Post
Read More | Posted Jan 11, 2018
3/4 82% Molly's Game (2018) "Molly's Game" is worth the ante: It pays off, both as slick, adult-oriented entertainment and morality tale.‐ Washington Post
Read More | Posted Dec 21, 2017
4/4 51% Downsizing (2017) You never quite know where "Downsizing" is going, and that is by design: Payne is unafraid to cultivate destabilization in his audience that some members will find off-putting, others liberating.‐ Washington Post
Read More | Posted Dec 21, 2017
4/4 95% Call Me by Your Name (2018) A spellbinding, almost ecstatically beautiful movie that gains even more heft and meaning in its final transcendent moments.‐ Washington Post
Read More | Posted Dec 14, 2017
3/4 91% Star Wars: The Last Jedi (2017) When the feelings come in The Last Jedi, and they do come, they're deep and they're real. Go ahead and try to watch the penultimate scene without crying, or pretending not to. And may the Force be with you.‐ Washington Post
Read More | Posted Dec 12, 2017
3/4 92% The Shape of Water (2017) As prodigious as del Toro's vision and craftsmanship are, it's Hawkins who gives palpable life to his deepest ideals, and their undertow of longing for connection, not simply as a matter of romantic love, but civic virtue.‐ Washington Post
Read More | Posted Dec 7, 2017
4/4 87% The Post (2018) "The Post" works on many levels, from polemic and thinly veiled cautionary tale to fun period piece and rip-roaring newspaper yarn.‐ Washington Post
Read More | Posted Dec 7, 2017
4/4 85% Darkest Hour (2017) As a portrait of leadership at its most brilliant, thoughtful and morally courageous, "Darkest Hour" is the movie we need right now.‐ Washington Post
Read More | Posted Dec 6, 2017
3/4 93% Thelma (2017) As a hushed, haunting portrait of a young woman reconciling daughterly duty and her own incipient power, "Thelma" feels like a stylish, timely allegory for the present moment.‐ Washington Post
Read More | Posted Nov 30, 2017