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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
67% On Chesil Beach (2018) "On Chesil Beach" looks like a tasteful period piece you might rent with mom, but things take a graphic turn, and you do not want to have a family member in the room with you when they do.‐ Lagniappe (Mobile, AL)
Read More | Posted Oct 18, 2018
91% Hearts Beat Loud (2018) Quietly stirring, not grandly epic, and gratifyingly realistic. The plot avoids pie-in-the-sky clichés of stardom, and instead creates a beautiful father-daughter pair and gives us a glimpse into an important season of their lives.‐ Lagniappe (Mobile, AL)
Read More | Posted Oct 11, 2018
99% Won't You Be My Neighbor? (2018) Like watching an episode of his show, this documentary is just a decent, quiet, meaningful place to spend a bit of quality time, reflecting on the inherent worth of every person and enjoying that earworm of a song.‐ Lagniappe (Mobile, AL)
Read More | Posted Oct 4, 2018
83% The Land of Steady Habits (2018) Mendelsohn's wry and appealing manner slowly gives way to a stunning lack of moral imperative that is nothing short of tragic.‐ Lagniappe (Mobile, AL)
Read More | Posted Sep 27, 2018
82% Juliet, Naked (2018) A wistful, well-written film about the complexities of romance as an adult, and it contains some harsh realities while also being hopeful and romantic.‐ Lagniappe (Mobile, AL)
Read More | Posted Sep 20, 2018
47% How to Talk to Girls at Parties (2018) There is something so routine about the whole thing, which is insane considering how unusual the plot really is. The quirkiness is forced, and the imaginativeness is sterile.‐ Lagniappe (Mobile, AL)
Read More | Posted Sep 13, 2018
35% The Quiet Ones (2014) As far as the aesthetics of the film, "The Quiet Ones" is marvelous. ‐ Lagniappe (Mobile, AL)
Read More | Posted Aug 30, 2018
96% To All the Boys I've Loved Before (2018) The pleasure of the film does not come from being surprised, it comes from experiencing these characters. Perhaps because the source material is a novel, the people in the story blossom beyond their boilerplate romantic comedy slots.‐ Lagniappe (Mobile, AL)
Read More | Posted Aug 30, 2018
45% Billy Lynn's Long Halftime Walk (2016) Ang Lee succeeds in bringing to the screen a perspective that, if not exactly new, is certainly affecting and emotionally meaningful.‐ Lagniappe (Mobile, AL)
Read More | Posted Aug 29, 2018
30% Wonder Wheel (2017) The parallels between Allen's own forbidden love for the step-daughter of his girlfriend and the plot of this story are awfully blatant.‐ Lagniappe (Mobile, AL)
Read More | Posted Aug 24, 2018
50% Downsizing (2017) I was wooed to this film by the promise of tiny people and their miniature accessories, and I paid a price of over two hours of wasted casting potential, wasted concept potential and mostly wasted time. ‐ Lagniappe (Mobile, AL)
Read More | Posted Aug 24, 2018
85% Ingrid Goes West (2017) Aubrey Plaza carries this story through amusing, biting satire that is outrageous enough for wry chuckles, but recognizable and dangerous enough that it's a memorable little film. ‐ Lagniappe (Mobile, AL)
Read More | Posted Aug 24, 2018
84% Loving Vincent (2017) Perhaps the filmmakers were too deeply in thrall to their subject to get the proper distance to create a dramatic story. What we get instead is an emotional and beautiful tribute.‐ Lagniappe (Mobile, AL)
Read More | Posted Aug 24, 2018
90% Lady Macbeth (2017) Even when the viewers' sympathies are, hopefully, long gone, Katherine still has the utmost sympathy for herself, and it gives the film a psychological depth beyond the shock value of her actions.‐ Lagniappe (Mobile, AL)
Read More | Posted Aug 24, 2018
86% David Bowie: The Last Five Years (2017) This lightweight documentary fails to engage meaningfully with such rich material, remaining instead a merely adequate overview of a singularly fascinating period in the life of this artist.‐ Lagniappe (Mobile, AL)
Read More | Posted Aug 24, 2018
91% Phantom Thread (2018) It's ravishing but unmoving, full of details but lacking in vitality, fascinating in a removed way but not engrossing. If it is possible to be impressed but bored at the same time, that is the experience "Phantom Thread" creates.‐ Lagniappe (Mobile, AL)
Read More | Posted Aug 24, 2018
91% The Disaster Artist (2017) I was simply struck by how lucky one wealthy, self-centered maniac got by gaining so much notoriety for something so lame. I think he inadvertently expressed something so raw and naked that it becomes watchable on another level.‐ Lagniappe (Mobile, AL)
Read More | Posted Aug 24, 2018
80% Film Stars Don't Die in Liverpool (2017) There is a lot in this story about these women, the characters they play, the images they created and those that were projected onto their onscreen and offscreen lives. For Bening to now portray Grahame is meaningful and poetic.‐ Lagniappe (Mobile, AL)
Read More | Posted Aug 24, 2018
82% Molly's Game (2018) A fascinating story brought to life by a spellbinding star, "Molly's Game" is Chastain's film, and a gripping journey through a rarefied world.‐ Lagniappe (Mobile, AL)
Read More | Posted Aug 24, 2018
41% A Wrinkle in Time (2018) Taken as a whole, A Wrinkle in Time is an exciting, uplifting fantasy adventure, eye-poppingly beautiful and affirming of the powers of love, science, empathy and acceptance.‐ Lagniappe (Mobile, AL)
Read More | Posted Aug 24, 2018
87% The Post (2018) Timely, both in its defense of freedom of the press and its emphasis on the contribution of female leadership, and while it is a by-the-book kind of treatment of the story, it is still quite a story.‐ Lagniappe (Mobile, AL)
Read More | Posted Aug 24, 2018
95% Call Me by Your Name (2018) A compelling, confusing, beautiful film peopled with unforgettable, believable characters, not necessarily a crowd pleaser, but an intense, highly individual vision that might open your eyes to what the definition of "summer romance" can mean. ‐ Lagniappe (Mobile, AL)
Read More | Posted Aug 24, 2018
51% Roman J. Israel, Esq. (2017) What makes "Roman J Israel, Esq." more than merely bad is that it's so astonishingly erratic and so long and complicated.‐ Lagniappe (Mobile, AL)
Read More | Posted Aug 24, 2018
99% Get Out (2017) The cleverness of blending these genres, with a racial commentary that is razor sharp, is what got and kept people talking about "Get Out."‐ Lagniappe (Mobile, AL)
Read More | Posted Aug 24, 2018
57% Crooked House (2017) This over the top adaptation is not realistic, but it is great fun. With the detective and his thwarted love trying to maintain sanity in a whirling vortex of family dysfunction, the viewer is along for a ride that ends shockingly and abruptly.‐ Lagniappe (Mobile, AL)
Read More | Posted Aug 24, 2018
85% Battle of the Sexes (2017) Battle of the Sexes" lobs some easy ones over the net, and the result is extremely watchable, if not extremely memorable.‐ Lagniappe (Mobile, AL)
Read More | Posted Aug 24, 2018
91% A Ghost Story (2017) Hang in there, and "A Ghost Story" has rewards. Maybe plan your own pie snack to get you through some of those dialogue-free slogs.‐ Lagniappe (Mobile, AL)
Read More | Posted Aug 24, 2018
79% Personal Shopper (2017) Helmed by the moody Stewart, "Personal Shopper" is at times too inscrutable for its own good, and by that I mean slightly boring, in a way that seems intentional and is therefore a bit irritating. ‐ Lagniappe (Mobile, AL)
Read More | Posted Aug 23, 2018
83% Tracks (2014) Tracks is powerful, even if the payoff is a long time coming and many camel close-ups must be endured.‐ Lagniappe (Mobile, AL)
Read More | Posted Aug 23, 2018
33% Loitering With Intent (2015) The warmth, energy and intimacy between actors makes the seemingly simple narrative of this film into a memorable experience. ‐ Lagniappe (Mobile, AL)
Read More | Posted Aug 23, 2018
81% Brad's Status (2017) If the writer/director had really worked through these issues artistically, and really synthesized these issues further, the film would have been stronger and more satisfying. ‐ Lagniappe (Mobile, AL)
Read More | Posted Aug 23, 2018
90% Mississippi Grind (2015) A welcome throwback film and worth the trip. ‐ Lagniappe (Mobile, AL)
Read More | Posted Aug 23, 2018
46% A Little Chaos (2015) While the plot might sound like a run-of-the-mill costume snooze, the actors bring it to life so that the esoteric customs of the past make sense among real people.‐ Lagniappe (Mobile, AL)
Read More | Posted Aug 23, 2018
34% Cut Bank (2015) While lacking the complexity of the greater works it clearly admires, Cut Bank is a serviceable adventure with some genuine surprises.‐ Lagniappe (Mobile, AL)
Read More | Posted Aug 23, 2018
81% Mistress America (2015) By a weird fidelity to a specific vernacular, Mistress America is an invented landscape not unlike Star Wars. The soundtrack has an '80s feel, the setting is contemporary and Greta Gerwig channels Katherine Hepburn. ‐ Lagniappe (Mobile, AL)
Read More | Posted Aug 23, 2018
83% Beirut (2018) Jon Hamm is like the Don Draper version of James Bond: sardonic, invested, talented but world weary and wryly humorous.‐ Lagniappe (Mobile, AL)
Read More | Posted Aug 23, 2018
46% A Walk In The Woods (2015) They wander across the screen, and we gain no insight into their characters. The dialogue isn't funny or moving. Nothing is ventured, and nothing is gained.‐ Lagniappe (Mobile, AL)
Read More | Posted Aug 23, 2018
89% Mr. Holmes (2015) A beautifully portrayed story about aging and redemption that anyone can appreciate, no matter their level of Holmes mania.‐ Lagniappe (Mobile, AL)
Read More | Posted Aug 23, 2018
86% Tully (2018) A bitter, bracing valentine not just to motherhood, but to womanhood, and an exploration of the fact that those are not always the same things.‐ Lagniappe (Mobile, AL)
Read More | Posted Aug 23, 2018
83% Game Night (2018) A vulgar, violent, solidly R-rated comedy that is nevertheless sophisticated rather than gross.‐ Lagniappe (Mobile, AL)
Read More | Posted Aug 23, 2018
46% Irrational Man (2015) Phoenix is so expressive that he seems to have written his own mini movie to act in, but Stone cannot rise to the occasion.‐ Lagniappe (Mobile, AL)
Read More | Posted Aug 23, 2018
89% Isle of Dogs (2018) Isle of Dogs is intensely aware of every reference, image and visual cue; it is as richly constructed as a Joseph Cornell assemblage.‐ Lagniappe (Mobile, AL)
Read More | Posted Aug 23, 2018
64% Digging For Fire (2015) Digging for Fire is not revolutionary, or even revelatory, but it captures some things that are hard to express, and it did so with a terrific cast. ‐ Lagniappe (Mobile, AL)
Read More | Posted Aug 23, 2018
89% Dope (2015) Fun, exciting and fast moving. But most of all, it is hilarious. ‐ Lagniappe (Mobile, AL)
Read More | Posted Aug 23, 2018
88% Ant-Man and the Wasp (2018) Two generations of Ant-Men and Wasps fight alongside one another and learn what it means to be family, and it is never less than utterly delightful.‐ Lagniappe (Mobile, AL)
Read More | Posted Aug 23, 2018
66% Wonderstruck (2017) The youthful emotions evoked feel very much like what an adult wants a child to feel. This film was beautiful and interesting, but certainly not an authentic expression of childhood.‐ Lagniappe (Mobile, AL)
Read More | Posted Aug 23, 2018
85% Hail, Caesar! (2016) The feeling this strange movie inspires is appreciation, not sheer enjoyment; thoughtful study, not uproarious laughter. The response is aesthetic, not emotional. But it sure does look good.‐ Lagniappe (Mobile, AL)
Read More | Posted Aug 23, 2018
82% The Overnight (2015) The adventures in The Overnight are at once unbelievable and totally believable, and the actors create very real, very funny characters. ‐ Lagniappe (Mobile, AL)
Read More | Posted Aug 23, 2018
78% All the Money in the World (2017) Plummer is masterful, and Michelle Williams is as wonderful as ever in the role of a woman who must face kidnappers, criminals and the richest, most selfish man on earth to save her son's life. ‐ Lagniappe (Mobile, AL)
Read More | Posted Aug 23, 2018
97% Spotlight (2015) It's a celebration of dedication and competence. Characters hunch over directories, clippings and files. They compile databases and underline. It's glorious. ‐ Lagniappe (Mobile, AL)
Read More | Posted Aug 23, 2018