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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
2/4 93% Logan Lucky (2017) As a hotly anticipated comeback, it feels like a slightly dippy, ultimately disposable warm-up of a director whose brains, chops and judicious taste we need more than ever.‐ Washington Post
Read More | Posted Aug 17, 2017
2/4 91% Good Time (2017) What starts out as an invigorating odyssey winds up becoming an enervating series of postures.‐ Washington Post
Read More | Posted Aug 17, 2017
4/4 98% Whose Streets? (2017) A riveting street-level account, not only of Ferguson's days of rage, but also the decades of marginalization and mistreatment that led up to them.‐ Washington Post
Read More | Posted Aug 10, 2017
2.5/4 87% Wind River (2017) "Wind River" is worth seeing if only to see Renner in the kind of starring role he so richly deserves and, with luck, will continue to find.‐ Washington Post
Read More | Posted Aug 10, 2017
4/4 95% Step (2017) This movie fires on every cylinder, investing viewers in personal stories that couldn't have higher stakes and inviting them on a journey that pays off in ways expected and utterly surprising.‐ Washington Post
Read More | Posted Aug 3, 2017
4/4 83% Detroit (2017) Even though it's based on an episode that occurred half a century ago, it feels like [Bigelow's] timeliest movie yet.‐ Washington Post
Read More | Posted Jul 28, 2017
3/4 73% Landline (2017) Slate isn't the star of "Landline," but her daffy, unpredictable presence keeps it fizzing while her co-stars, especially Quinn, deliver brave, nervy performances.‐ Washington Post
Read More | Posted Jul 27, 2017
4/4 99% City of Ghosts (2017) "City of Ghosts" provides a grim reminder of what journalism should look like, and why its stakes are literally life and death.‐ Washington Post
Read More | Posted Jul 13, 2017
4/4 100% Nowhere To Hide (2017) A terrifying, ultimately moving portrait of the effects of war, both physical and psychic.‐ Washington Post
Read More | Posted Jul 6, 2017
2/4 76% The Little Hours (2017) "The Little Hours" is a bawdy bagatelle that has more than a few droll moments. But it was probably at its most pleasurable and amusing in the making.‐ Washington Post
Read More | Posted Jul 6, 2017
3/4 79% The Beguiled (2017) On its own terms, "The Beguiled" is a finely crafted, gemlike exercise in surface tension and subterranean stirrings.‐ Washington Post
Read More | Posted Jun 29, 2017
4/4 98% The Big Sick (2017) It's a movie that not only puts human imperfections and incongruities on display, but also revels in them.‐ Washington Post
Read More | Posted Jun 29, 2017
2.5/4 94% Baby Driver (2017) As charming as Baby Driver strives to be, the appeal starts to curdle once Wright makes his fetishistic aims clear.‐ Washington Post
Read More | Posted Jun 27, 2017
2.5/4 78% The Hero (2017) Even at its most contrived, "The Hero" exerts a soothing attraction not unlike the man at its center.‐ Washington Post
Read More | Posted Jun 15, 2017
2/4 76% Beatriz at Dinner (2017) As touching as Hayek's performance is, "Beatriz at Dinner" too often forsakes nuance for caricature ...‐ Washington Post
Read More | Posted Jun 15, 2017
3/4 82% Letters From Baghdad (2017) It provides a sturdy, often exhilarating bridge between the present and a past that not only isn't distant, but isn't even really past.‐ Washington Post
Read More | Posted Jun 8, 2017
2/4 76% My Cousin Rachel (2017) "My Cousin Rachel" is a pretty film, but it's not a necessary one; diverting, but ultimately a little bit dull.‐ Washington Post
Read More | Posted Jun 8, 2017
54% War Machine (2017) It's funny and sad and weary and wise, which feels just about right for now.‐ Washington Post
Read More | Posted Jun 5, 2017
3/4 92% I, Daniel Blake (2017) Brims with spirit, sympathy and candor as it tackles the catastrophic displacement brought on by economic and technological change.‐ Washington Post
Read More | Posted Jun 1, 2017
3/4 92% Wonder Woman (2017) "Wonder Woman" has raised the bar. Now let's see if the boys can clear it.‐ Washington Post
Read More | Posted May 31, 2017
1.5/4 71% Alien: Covenant (2017) Scott is giving the audience what it wants, but purists may wonder whether simply re-watching "Alien" would have provided scarier, more genuine jolts.‐ Washington Post
Read More | Posted May 18, 2017
2/4 45% Paris Can Wait (Bonjour Anne) (2017) "Paris Can Wait" is a modest, genteel piece of cinematic escapism, a silky testament to sensuality as impeccably tasteful as it is utterly undemanding.‐ Washington Post
Read More | Posted May 18, 2017
2.5/4 35% Snatched (2017) No one will ever credit "Snatched" with discovering new comic territory. But it earns its share of laughs by covering some well-trod ground.‐ Washington Post
Read More | Posted May 11, 2017
3/4 86% The Lovers (2017) Flustered, flirty and filled to the brim with compassion, "The Lovers" is charming, even when it's proving how hollow charm can be.‐ Washington Post
Read More | Posted May 11, 2017
2.5/4 82% Risk (2017) "Risk" raises deep misgivings about its subject and its maker. But it's still queasily, compulsively watchable - and probably necessary, if only as a cautionary example of how ethics, objectivity and agendas come into play in nonfiction filmmaking.‐ Washington Post
Read More | Posted May 4, 2017
3/4 89% Norman (Norman: The Moderate Rise and Tragic Fall of a New York Fixer) (2017) Is Norman a macher, a schnorrer or a mensch? Thanks to the filmmaker's sensitive touch and Gere's sympathetic performance, he gets to be all three. And that calls for mazel tovs all around.‐ Washington Post
Read More | Posted May 4, 2017
95% Tramps (2016) Carefully doling out information... Leon maintains a buoyant energy that's given even more bounce by the film's lively score and soundtrack‐ Washington Post
Read More | Posted Apr 24, 2017
2/4 67% Free Fire (2017) With his cultivated air of nonchalance, the trivialized, consequence-free violence and reverse-engineering of a plot threaded with convenient twists and unexpected arrivals, Wheatley seems intent upon lowering the stakes at every opportunity.‐ Washington Post
Read More | Posted Apr 20, 2017
2.5/4 61% Cezanne and I (Cézanne et Moi) (2017) It's a touching evocation of friendship, brotherly competition and artistic courage at the cusp of a new century.‐ Washington Post
Read More | Posted Apr 20, 2017
3/4 88% Their Finest (2017) A World War II comedy that, despite its light hand, never compromises the grief and loss that lie at its core.‐ Washington Post
Read More | Posted Apr 17, 2017
4/4 96% Graduation (Bacalaureat) (2017) The power of the film is cumulative, as the filmmaker spins a mesmerizing morality tale from the dross of daily life. In his skillful hands, the ordinary turns out to be anything but.‐ Washington Post
Read More | Posted Apr 13, 2017
3/4 80% Colossal (2017) In this observant, entertaining, wildly imaginative movie, just about everything has more than one meaning.‐ Washington Post
Read More | Posted Apr 13, 2017
2.5/4 46% Going in Style (2017) It's the chemistry among these three fine actors that keeps "Going in Style" afloat, lifting it from the formulaic and forgettable - which, essentially, it is - and making it genuinely, if modestly, enjoyable.‐ Washington Post
Read More | Posted Apr 6, 2017
3/4 78% T2 Trainspotting (2017) A follow-up that captures the brio and brotherly angst and affection of its predecessor, if not its clarion sense of urgency.‐ Washington Post
Read More | Posted Mar 23, 2017
1.5/4 43% Song to Song (2017) If "Song to Song" is a punctuation point in Malick's search for a new visual language, let it be an instructive one.‐ Washington Post
Read More | Posted Mar 23, 2017
3/4 73% The Sense Of An Ending (2017) It's a cozy movie with a decidedly un-cozy message - about the perils of resuscitating our pasts, and the even bigger risk of leaving them be.‐ Washington Post
Read More | Posted Mar 16, 2017
3/4 70% Beauty and the Beast (2017) This "Beauty and the Beast" isn't predicated on starry-eyed romance or animal attraction, but the solace of mutual loss and understanding, which makes it all the sweeter.‐ Washington Post
Read More | Posted Mar 16, 2017
3/4 76% Kong: Skull Island (2017) "Kong: Skull Island" is a big, noisy B-movie infused with moments of wit and sprightly visual sophistication, anchored by what surely must be the most enormous version of King Kong since the giant ape made his screen debut in 1933.‐ Washington Post
Read More | Posted Mar 9, 2017
4/4 89% Land of Mine (Under Sandet) (2017) Both grimly naturalistic and infused with classical values at their most thoughtfully composed, "Land of Mine" is epic but deeply intimate; elegant but tough.‐ Washington Post
Read More | Posted Mar 2, 2017
3/4 65% Before I Fall (2017) The filmmakers have crafted a canny delivery system for their life lessons, by way of a movie that balances escapism, candor and ethics with admirable aplomb.‐ Washington Post
Read More | Posted Mar 2, 2017
3.5/4 99% Get Out (2017) The shocks and the laughs are thoroughly entertaining, but it's the truth of "Get Out" that's so real.‐ Washington Post
Read More | Posted Feb 23, 2017
3/4 90% I Am Jane Doe (2017) [A] sobering, often sickening, bluntly effective piece of advocacy cinema ...‐ Washington Post
Read More | Posted Feb 9, 2017
4/4 98% I Am Not Your Negro (2017) A brilliant piece of filmic writing, one that bursts with fierce urgency, not just for the long-unresolved history it seeks to confront, but also in its attempt to understand what is happening here, right now.‐ Washington Post
Read More | Posted Feb 2, 2017
3.5/4 97% The Salesman (Forushande) (2017) In the film's stunning third act ... Farhadi's occasionally shaky parallels between art and life are distilled into a brilliantly staged, searingly confrontational chamber piece.‐ Washington Post
Read More | Posted Feb 2, 2017
3.5/4 92% Toni Erdmann (2016) The movie is worth its sloggiest moments - and its frequently off-putting title character - for Hüller's fearless performance, which is a revelation of pathos, humor and keen, sharp-eyed focus.‐ Washington Post
Read More | Posted Jan 26, 2017
3/4 94% The Red Turtle (La tortue rouge) (2017) This quiet meditation on humans' relationship with nature hews to Ghibli's core values of exquisitely rendered visual images combined with gently ruminative sensibilities.‐ Washington Post
Read More | Posted Jan 26, 2017
2/4 34% Live By Night (2017) Somber, well-judged and admirably ambitious, "Live by Night" nonetheless falls short of being essential, its familiar moving parts heading predictably toward a conclusion that feels mechanical and preordained.‐ Washington Post
Read More | Posted Jan 12, 2017
4/4 83% Julieta (2016) It's no surprise that "Julieta" is marvelous to look at, but it possesses just as much substance as style.‐ Washington Post
Read More | Posted Jan 12, 2017
4/4 89% 20th Century Women (2017) As a celebration of personal and social history, "20th Century Women" takes the audience back. But it also lifts us up on a wave of openhearted emotion and keen intelligence. It bursts with the sad, messy, ungovernable beauty of life.‐ Washington Post
Read More | Posted Jan 12, 2017
4/4 96% Paterson (2016) Viewers are treated to a portrait of romantic devotion, contentment and vocation all the more affecting for being so utterly, unapologetically heartfelt.‐ Washington Post
Read More | Posted Jan 5, 2017