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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
3.5/4 92% 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 81% 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 96% Call Me by Your Name (2017) 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 90% 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 88% 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 92% 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
3/4 49% Roman J. Israel, Esq. (2017) Part character study, part legal thriller and part morality tale about means manifesting their own ends, "Roman J. Israel, Esq." winds up being just as eccentric and unpredictable as its doggedly honorable, and far from perfect, leading man.‐ Washington Post
Read More | Posted Nov 22, 2017
4/4 96% Mudbound (2017) Rees isn't content simply to diagnose a punishing, self-perpetuating cycle: This is a film buoyed by humanism that feels chastening, liberating and healing, all at the same time.‐ Washington Post
Read More | Posted Nov 16, 2017
3/4 93% Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri (2017) "Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri" is just the bitter pill the times call for, offered with a loving cup to make it go down just a bit easier.‐ Washington Post
Read More | Posted Nov 16, 2017
3/4 74% Last Flag Flying (2017) For its studiously modest, unassuming tone, "Last Flag Flying" is a movie of enormous humanity and heart.‐ Washington Post
Read More | Posted Nov 9, 2017
4/4 99% Lady Bird (2017) "Lady Bird" is a triumph of style, sensibility and spirit. The girl at its center may not be a heavyweight, but her movie is epic.‐ Washington Post
Read More | Posted Nov 9, 2017
2/4 81% The Square (2017) For all its stylishness and sophistication, "The Square" never adds up to more than its very attractive parts.‐ Washington Post
Read More | Posted Nov 2, 2017
100% The Departure (2017) A film that explores life's toughest and most transcendent moments with tenderness, honesty and care.‐ Washington Post
Read More | Posted Nov 2, 2017
2/4 28% Suburbicon (2017) As kitschiness gives way to savagery, the tonal balance finally and fatally succumbs.‐ Washington Post
Read More | Posted Oct 26, 2017
4/4 100% Faces Places (Visages, villages) (2017) "Faces Places" is a film of sheer joy, its exuberance surpassed only by its tenderness and purity of purpose.‐ Washington Post
Read More | Posted Oct 19, 2017
2.5/4 98% Dina (2017) Even if approached with more than a few misgivings, "Dina" is valuable if only to offer viewers an honest, touching, ultimately optimistic portrait of people embracing intimacy and honesty the best way they know how.‐ Washington Post
Read More | Posted Oct 19, 2017
3/4 96% The Florida Project (2017) Dafoe delivers his finest performance in recent memory, bringing to levelheaded, unsanctimonious life a character who offers a glimmer of hope and caring within a world markedly short on both.‐ Washington Post
Read More | Posted Oct 12, 2017
2/4 34% Mark Felt: The Man Who Brought Down the White House (2017) Through it all, Felt himself is so steadfastly opaque that the audience feels more distant from him at the end of the film than at the beginning.‐ Washington Post
Read More | Posted Oct 5, 2017
2.5/4 41% The Mountain Between Us (2017) Elba and Winslet generate chemistry that is convincing in direct proportion to the story's outlandishness.‐ Washington Post
Read More | Posted Oct 5, 2017
3.5/4 81% Brad's Status (2017) "Brad's Status" gives full voice to ... midlife worries, but also to the reassurance that it's possible to recognize the things that really matter.‐ Washington Post
Read More | Posted Sep 21, 2017
3/4 85% Battle of the Sexes (2017) A warm, earnestly entertaining film ...‐ Washington Post
Read More | Posted Sep 21, 2017
2/4 69% mother! (2017) Even Lawrence's magnetic powers can't keep "Mother!" from going off the rails, which at first occurs cumulatively, then in a mad rush during the film's outlandish climax.‐ Washington Post
Read More | Posted Sep 14, 2017
3.5/4 90% Marjorie Prime (2017) As a sly chamber piece, it reassures and unsettles in equal, exquisitely calibrated measure.‐ Washington Post
Read More | Posted Aug 31, 2017
3/4 78% Crown Heights (2017) Lakeith Stanfield delivers a breakout performance in "Crown Heights," a dramatized true story of miscarried justice that he anchors with restrained stillness and sensitivity.‐ Washington Post
Read More | Posted Aug 31, 2017
3/4 83% Patti Cake$ (2017) "Patti Cake$" winds up being a celebration of art, enterprise and self-invention that's as tough as it is touching. At the risk of mixing metaphors, not to mention musical genres, it rocks.‐ Washington Post
Read More | Posted Aug 23, 2017
2/4 92% 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 97% 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 84% 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 74% 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 78% 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 78% 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 93% 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 74% 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
51% 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 93% 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 68% 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 46% 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