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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
82%

The Revenant (2015)

"A stunning visual tone poem about frontier survival." Thompson on Hollywood
Posted Dec 22, 2015
75%

The Hateful Eight (2015)

"Boasts stunning wide-screen photography, dazzling long takes, time-shifting perspectives, mysteries to be solved, wind blowing through kicked-in doors and window frames, surging horses, raging blizzards, knives... and bodies piled on the floor." Thompson on Hollywood
Posted Dec 21, 2015
B+ 88%

The Big Short (2015)

"The Big Short reflexively comments on its Hollywoodness to pull in the complicit viewer and make them trust what they are hearing." Thompson on Hollywood
Posted Dec 15, 2015
B 34%

By The Sea (2015)

"Jolie is aiming for an intimate Cassavetes-style exploration of emotion. Sometimes she gets there." Thompson on Hollywood
Posted Dec 15, 2015
60%

Joy (2015)

"Lawrence ably carries Russell's first film with an everywoman protagonist at its center who is not crazy." Thompson on Hollywood
Posted Dec 15, 2015
B- 61%

Concussion (2015)

"More effective as heartfelt agit prop than visceral drama." Thompson on Hollywood
Posted Nov 13, 2015
100%

A Midsummer Night's Dream (2015)

"Hyper-flexible theater star Kathryn Hunter as Puck is a marvel." Thompson on Hollywood
Posted Jun 18, 2015
89%

Dheepan (2016)

"This movie deserves high praise." Thompson on Hollywood
Posted May 28, 2015
2/5 46%

Knight of Cups (2016)

"Like Tree of Life, it's best to let the film wash over you and enjoy Lubezki's gorgeous images such as mist rolling over a hillside and various inventive underwater perspectives." Thompson on Hollywood
Posted Feb 9, 2015
3/5 74%

Inherent Vice (2015)

"Anderson had long wanted to adapt Pynchon--this marks the first movie to do so. Is it successful? That depends on what you demand from an L.A. detective mystery." Thompson on Hollywood
Posted Dec 10, 2014
No Score Yet

Patrolman P (2013)

"Although Mizrahy's narration lacks a certain sparkle, the archival footage of what is now Old New York -- the '70s era of a burning Bronx, garbage strikes and John V. Lindsay -- is fascinating. So is Phillips." Thompson on Hollywood
Posted Dec 1, 2014
3/5 89%

A Most Violent Year (2015)

"Chandor leaves out many details and explanations for his characters' behavior; the movie raises more questions than it answers, including why the filmmaker was driven to make it. " Thompson on Hollywood
Posted Nov 11, 2014
1/5 46%

The Gambler (2014)

"Our anti-hero has a gambling addiction. He is depressed. He is trapped. And the arc of the movie is about him trying to ditch his unhappy life and pull it out. Snore." Thompson on Hollywood
Posted Nov 11, 2014
36%

Radio Free Albemuth (2014)

"It's an odd bird, but accomplished, and essential for Philip K. Dick purists." Thompson on Hollywood
Posted Jun 30, 2014
81%

The Fault In Our Stars (2014)

"This is a manipulatively fake studio movie all the way, anchored and saved by star Shailene Woodley's inability to be inauthentic." Thompson on Hollywood
Posted Jun 7, 2014
91%

Live Die Repeat: Edge of Tomorrow (2014)

"Liman has a gift for off-center authenticity--even amid the orchestrated chaos of a major studio FX picture." Thompson on Hollywood
Posted Jun 7, 2014
85%

Under the Skin (2014)

"From the disorienting opening frames, music video director Glazer's first feature film in a decade is clearly more akin to the provocative Birth than his 2000 paeon to kinetic violence, Sexy Beast." Thompson on Hollywood
Posted Mar 26, 2014
3/5 76%

Noah (2014)

"Even with this misguided quest to prove himself as a would-be Spielberg, Aronofsky remains defiantly true to himself, and upholds his mission to "never bore an audience." " Thompson on Hollywood
Posted Mar 24, 2014
96%

The Lunchbox (2014)

"We will be hearing more from this exciting young filmmaker." Thompson on Hollywood
Posted Feb 27, 2014
92%

The Grand Budapest Hotel (2014)

"Lush and gorgeous and colorful and twee and utterly obviously fake." Thompson on Hollywood
Posted Feb 17, 2014
35%

The Counselor (2013)

"Unfortunately, the first screenplay by Cormac McCarthy tries to spice up a torrid fish-out-of-water crime thriller with cryptic existential literary language (read: pretentious) that is better read than spoken. " Thompson on Hollywood
Posted Oct 26, 2013
93%

Captain Phillips (2013)

"Hanks' extraordinary acting in the last few scenes, from when he's bound and trapped at gunpoint in a bobbing claustrophobic lifeboat to the finale, will earn the two-time Oscar-winner his sixth nomination. " Thompson on Hollywood
Posted Oct 26, 2013
34%

Labor Day (2014)

"Reitman takes us on a ride that never flags and often surprises with real emotion." Thompson on Hollywood
Posted Aug 29, 2013
48%

The Great Gatsby (2013)

"The film builds from an early small-scale Bacchanalia in a gaudy pink New York pied-a-terre to the giant-scale choreographed chaos of the Gatsby party centerpiece, the tour-de-force that makes the movie a must-see." Thompson on Hollywood
Posted May 6, 2013
56%

The Bourne Legacy (2012)

"While The Bourne Legacy may not soar, it's as solid as the rock at its center: Renner." Thompson on Hollywood
Posted Aug 8, 2012
82%

De rouille et d'os (Rust and Bone) (2012)

"Yet again, Marion Cotillard is riveting." Thompson on Hollywood
Posted May 17, 2012
C 49%

Mirror Mirror (2012)

"Lily Collins' Snow White is a doltish drip,..While the often incoherent filmmaker has always favored style over content in the past, he was never this insipid." Thompson on Hollywood
Posted Apr 2, 2012
71%

Carnage (2011)

"... All is not as it seems and 18-year-old Scotch effectively loosens tongues and emotions. The movie is wickedly funny and Polanski clearly had a blast shooting it on a Paris set dressed to look like Brooklyn." Thompson on Hollywood
Posted Oct 2, 2011
A 89%

The Descendants (2011)

"You care for these people, who are utterly real. They also have great lines, such as 'paradise can go fuck itself.'" Thompson on Hollywood
Posted Sep 14, 2011
B 84%

Contagion (2011)

"Writer Scott Z. Burns has fashioned a reality-based thriller that could easily come true..casting is superb, from Fishburne, Cotillard and Winslet to biologist Ehle and snaggle-toothed misinformation blogger Law, who gives my profession a very bad name." Thompson on Hollywood
Posted Sep 14, 2011
B 57%

Albert Nobbs (2012)

"The movie is a good, not great period piece bolstered by Close's subtle, contained performance as the heartbreakingly lonely waiter." Thompson on Hollywood
Posted Sep 14, 2011
A 95%

Weekend (2011)

"The movie is exquisitely written, directed and acted in naturalistic, hand-held style on a shoestring. It's heartbreaking." Thompson on Hollywood
Posted Sep 14, 2011
A- 76%

We Need to Talk About Kevin (2012)

"The creepy film paints a nasty portrait of a dysfunctional mother and son,..It tends to have a polarizing effect,[parents may] feel prickles of discomfort and recognition at its sympathetic portrait of a mother who never bonds with her malevolent son." Thompson on Hollywood
Posted Sep 14, 2011
B 66%

Friends With Kids (2012)

"[Westfeldt a] better filmmaker than she is a movie star; the sharply observed comedy...would have been better served with Westfeldt in a supporting role, with the underutilized Kristen Wiig in the lead." Thompson on Hollywood
Posted Sep 14, 2011
A- 94%

Moneyball (2011)

"The movie isn't about the love of the game as much as adapting to change, sticking to your guns, not letting conventional wisdom get the better of you. [it's] rebellious anti-establishment story arc should make it a populist crowd-pleaser." Thompson on Hollywood
Posted Sep 14, 2011
83%

Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy (2011)

"Diligent, honorable, astute, a carefully executed whodunit that captures the stark drabness of early '70s Cold War Britain and features a razor-sharp turn from Oldman. - Matt Mueller for TOH." Thompson on Hollywood
Posted Sep 6, 2011
A 89%

Buck (2011)

"The guy's a star: the magic charisma that works on horses, no matter how disturbed, shines out of him in person, too." Thompson on Hollywood
Posted Aug 16, 2011
A 92%

Senna (2011)

"You've never seen anything like Senna, partly because the footage is 100% authentic. Not one piece of fakery was added, not even new talking heads." Thompson on Hollywood
Posted Aug 16, 2011
A- 78%

Crazy, Stupid, Love. (2011)

"The degree of difficulty was high on studio comedy Crazy, Stupid, Love, which could easily have gone south in less skillful hands. The cast led by Steve Carell delivers." Thompson on Hollywood
Posted Aug 12, 2011
A 82%

Rise of the Planet of the Apes (2011)

"Rise of the Planet of the Apes, made smarter by Avatar's DNA, knocks all other versions out of the water. You've never seen anything like these sentient apes. " Thompson on Hollywood
Posted Aug 12, 2011
A- 93%

Coriolanus (2011)

"Powerful hand-held Shakespeare from rookie Ralph Fiennes, directing himself and Vanessa Redgrave. Engrossing, timely war tragedy will play to smart demo and Academy voters. " Thompson on Hollywood
Posted Aug 12, 2011
B- 75%

The Help (2011)

"Mainstream crowd pleaser The Help is a well-cast tearjerker set in a fake 60s Mississippi. Viola Davis, Jessica Chastain and Octavia Spencer give Oscar-worthy performances." Thompson on Hollywood
Posted Aug 12, 2011
C- 24%

The Dilemma (2011)

"How are the mighty fallen...unavoidably second-rate...a likable guy goes completely bonkers, and it isn't funny...Tatum charmingly steals his scenes with Vaughn, revealing how limited the actor is...Definitely aimed at males, the movie is quite misogynistic." Thompson on Hollywood
Posted Jan 13, 2011
C- 32%

How Do You Know (2010)

"we don't care about the things they are worrying about...we are lost in the intricacies of Rudd's relationship with his corrupt p---- of a father (Nicholson)...a career disaster for Reese Witherspoon, who needs a flop like a hole in the head." Thompson on Hollywood
Posted Dec 16, 2010
B- 80%

Barney's Version (2011)

"The movie meanders from one decade to another, but Giamatti commands the screen as brainy, womanizing, boozing, out-of-control, charming TV producer Barney Panofsky. Paul Mazursky would have known how to direct this movie" Thompson on Hollywood
Posted Dec 14, 2010
A- 90%

The Fighter (2010)

"The buzz on the street about David O. Russell's The Fighter-the boxing movie is a rousing crowd-pleaser, stolen by Christian Bale-was correct." Thompson on Hollywood
Posted Dec 14, 2010
B- 30%

The Tempest (2010)

"[Mirren] is powerfully vibrant as a female Prospero: she commands the screen whenever she is on, which unfortunately is not all the time..interweaving of three disparate groups becomes disjointed and tiring, never comes together in a meaningful way." Thompson on Hollywood
Posted Dec 13, 2010
C 20%

The Tourist (2010)

"one of the oddest star vehicles to come out of the Hollywood dream factory in some time...Depp and Jolie know exactly what they are doing. Jolie has never been more ludicrously Barbie-Doll/Sophia Loren glamorous" Thompson on Hollywood
Posted Dec 13, 2010
B- 51%

Tron Legacy (2010)

"The story is silly. But like the first TRON, this sequel also pushes the frontiers of what's possible. The movie delivers enough of a wow factor to pull in viewers." Thompson on Hollywood
Posted Dec 6, 2010
96%

True Grit (2010)

"The Coens are at the top of their game, honoring the great John Ford with a tip of the hat to Anthony Mann." Thompson on Hollywood
Posted Dec 1, 2010
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