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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
3.5/4 98%

Moonlight (2016)

"It's the inner more than outer intensity -- the compassion and dignity in Chiron's ongoing identity crisis -- that stays with us at the end of this brilliant, lyrical work." ‐Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
Posted Nov 11, 2016
3/4 20%

Inferno (2016)

"Salvatore Totino's gorgeous location cinematography (in and around the great museums of Florence, Venice and Istanbul) is wondrous. Less so, is Hans Zimmer's serviceable but uninspired score." ‐Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
Posted Oct 28, 2016
3/4 92%

A Man Called Ove (En man som heter Ove) (2016)

"Director-writer Hannes Holm stacks the emotional deck in a melodramatic screenplay based on Fredrik Backman's best-selling novel. But Mr. Lassgard in the title role and Ida Engvoll as late wife Sonja pull it off." ‐Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
Posted Oct 21, 2016
2.5/4 51%

The Accountant (2016)

"A didactic epilogue and schmaltzy exit song aren't quite enough to provide redeeming sociopolitical correctness." ‐Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
Posted Oct 14, 2016
3/4 73%

The Birth of a Nation (2016)

"Hard to imagine a more timely and polarizing moral, social, racial agenda." ‐Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
Posted Oct 7, 2016
3/4 98%

The Babadook (2014)

"It's an intriguing and welcome change from the hellish Hollywood formulas. Where was this Down-Under boogeyman a month ago, when we needed him, for Halloween?" ‐Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
Posted Oct 5, 2016
3/4 63%

Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children (2016)

"Director Burton's own peculiarities and playfulness, on the other hand, do not disappoint." ‐Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
Posted Sep 30, 2016
2.5/4 63%

The Magnificent Seven (2016)

"As summer fare, it's bloody entertainment that, if nothing else, gives young comic book superhero audiences a throwback taste of that endangered Hollywood species -- the Western." ‐Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
Posted Sep 23, 2016
3/4 63%

Snowden (2016)

"Despite its excessive heroicizing, Mr. Stone's version provides a good opportunity to revisit the crucial issue of civil liberties vs. national security, and the fascinating figure who brought it to our attention." ‐Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
Posted Sep 16, 2016
3/4 85%

Sully (2016)

"The crash is the real star of the show. Well, OK, so is Mr. Hanks in an excellent performance as the self-effacing title character." ‐Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
Posted Sep 9, 2016
3/4 73%

My King (Mon roi) (2016)

"Don't look for a happy ending or, for that matter, any definitive resolution of the two-hour roller coaster ride. The rise and fall of this romantic empire is not necessarily over, even when it's over." ‐Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
Posted Sep 2, 2016
2/4 59%

The Light Between Oceans (2016)

"A gorgeous but plodding period piece." ‐Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
Posted Sep 2, 2016
3.5/4 98%

Hell or High Water (2016)

"The gloom and impending doom are leavened by darkly humorous dialogue and moments of odd levity." ‐Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
Posted Aug 19, 2016
3/4 87%

Florence Foster Jenkins (2016)

"[Streep] can croon a decent tune when she needs to. This role calls for the greater skill of delivering Florence's songs as deliciously badly as Flo did. Result: Meryl is a shoo-in for her 20th Oscar nomination." ‐Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
Posted Aug 12, 2016
3/4 92%

Eat That Question: Frank Zappa in His Own Words (2016)

"Schütte's portrait of an avant-garde icon and iconoclast comprises concert footage and interviews over the years, including one by a state trooper, in which Zappa provides irreverent, articulate, deadpan answers to all questions." ‐Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
Posted Aug 5, 2016
3/4 69%

The Infiltrator (2016)

"[Cranston] acts with his eyes, with such intelligence that the patchwork of lines on his face seem to get deeper by the scene." ‐Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
Posted Jul 15, 2016
3/4 74%

The Secret Life of Pets (2016)

"If the formula is familiar, the personalities are fresh." ‐Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
Posted Jul 8, 2016
2.5/4 35%

The Legend of Tarzan (2016)

"It's fun entertainment." ‐Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
Posted Jul 1, 2016
3/4 47%

Free State of Jones (2016)

"Free State of Jones" indulges in too many well-meaning liberal impulses, but it's compelling and admirably fact-based." ‐Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
Posted Jun 24, 2016
3/4 94%

Finding Dory (2016)

"A visually marvelous 3-D sequel (but not equal) to the original." ‐Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
Posted Jun 17, 2016
3.5/4 85%

Francofonia (2016)

"These 90 minutes fly by fast, by turns fun and funereal, in a rich rumination on war vs. culture, time vs. the timelessness of art." ‐Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
Posted Jun 10, 2016
2.5/4 34%

Now You See Me 2 (2016)

"Now You See Me 2 is full of entertaining, action-packed nonsense, but this prestidigitation is less presto! than largo. In the end, these card sharks lack teeth." ‐Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
Posted Jun 10, 2016
2.5/4 30%

Alice Through the Looking Glass (2016)

"So much fine motion-capture technology in service of so little. It's final proof (as if more were needed) that the best visual tricks are futile without a good story to enhance." ‐Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
Posted May 27, 2016
3.5/4 82%

Tale of Tales (Il racconto dei racconti) (2016)

"A spectacular viewing experience based on the dark fantasies of 17th-century poet Giambattista Basile." ‐Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
Posted May 20, 2016
2.5/4 76%

Keanu (2016)

"The scene-stealing charisma of that adorable title kitty makes up for a lot, especially in his do-rag and neck chains. I was much smitten by the kitten." ‐Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
Posted Apr 29, 2016
2.5/4 17%

The Huntsman: Winter's War (2016)

"This Snow White spinoff movie is dwarfed by its predecessors - hardly the fairest of them all. But not without its virtues." ‐Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
Posted Apr 22, 2016
2.5/4 70%

Too Late (2016)

"With its self-conscious lighting, long zooms and tight focus, Bill Fernandez' old-fashioned photography superbly captures both the seedy and faux-glamorous vistas of LA." ‐Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
Posted Apr 22, 2016
2/4 30%

Criminal (2016)

"As if Criminal's basic plot weren't enough of a stretch, writers Douglas Cook and David Weisberg compound it with a boggling array of subplots." ‐Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
Posted Apr 15, 2016
3/4 100%

The Propaganda Game (2015)

"What to make of this film and this whole propaganda game? In the end, I don't know. There's just too little real information contained in it. Oh, wait a minute... That was the whole point." ‐Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
Posted Mar 25, 2016
3/4 19%

Love the Coopers (2015)

"Love the Coopers won't join A Christmas Carol or It's a Wonderful Life in the pantheon, but it's warm and cuddly in its own way." ‐Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
Posted Nov 13, 2015
2.5/4 93%

Frances Ha (2013)

"Overall, Frances Ha is a rom-com without much rom, alternating between short blackout-sketch scenes and long semi-improvised conversations." ‐Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
Posted Dec 11, 2013
3/4 83%

Crazy Horse (2012)

Quote not available. ‐Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
Posted Mar 21, 2012
3.5/4 57%

Albert Nobbs (2012)

Quote not available. ‐Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
Posted Mar 7, 2012
3/4 86%

Chico & Rita (2012)

Quote not available. ‐Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
Posted Mar 7, 2012
3.5/4 99%

A Separation (2011)

Quote not available. ‐Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
Posted Mar 7, 2012
3/4 86%

Un Conte de Noël (A Christmas Tale) (2008)

"Not very cheerful holiday fare? Turns out to be more upbeat than you'd think, without any angels or friendly ghosts, thanks to Desplechin's affectionate approach to his characters." ‐Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
Posted Jul 6, 2010
3/4 91%

Your Mommy Kills Animals (2007)

"There's not an objective one [celebrity] in the lot. I love 'em all. Nor is there an objective moment in this cinematic diatribe. And I love it, too." ‐Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
Posted Oct 1, 2007
3.5/5 84%

Rocket Science (2007)

"The quality and impact of this charming film are not debatable." ‐Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
Posted Sep 10, 2007
3.5/4 91%

Hairspray (2007)

"A fast, fun, full-figured musical in more ways than one." ‐Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
Posted Jul 20, 2007
2.5/4 78%

Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix (2007)

"Is the magic wearing off?" ‐Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
Posted Jul 14, 2007
4/4 96%

Ratatouille (2007)

"Too bad Julia Child isn't here to see it, but I've channeled a message from her: She ratifies Ratatouille from beyond." ‐Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
Posted Jun 29, 2007
3/4 6%

Gigli (2003)

"Writer-director Martin Brest's offbeat characters have been a screen treat in every quirky action-comedy he has made." ‐Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
Posted Aug 1, 2003
3/4 82%

Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets (2002)

"The kids will be just as wild about Harry the second time around, but adults had better be ready to take the multiple-choice quiz in advance." ‐Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
Posted Nov 15, 2002
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