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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
3.5/5 86% Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 (2017) "Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2" doesn't claim the title from its predecessor, but that does not make it a disappointment. The first film is a slice of percussive squash-buckling perfection that it was its own hard act to follow. ‐ Graffiti With Punctuation
Read More | Posted Apr 24, 2017
5/5 100% Ikiru (1956) Nelson Henderson famously said "the true meaning of life is to plant trees, under whose shade you do not expect to sit." Kurosawa bathes us in the light of a man who gets to not only plant the seed, but look out on the sapling, with contentment.‐ Graffiti With Punctuation
Read More | Posted Apr 20, 2017
4/5 83% Midnight Special (2016) About a month after seeing James Mangold's wonderful and moving "Logan" I was scrolling through the Netflix queue and stumbled upon a film that shares the same ethos; to project fantastical superhuman abilities through a very human lens.‐ Graffiti With Punctuation
Read More | Posted Apr 18, 2017
5/5 98% Moonlight (2016) It's a classic, Man.‐ Graffiti With Punctuation
Read More | Posted Apr 11, 2017
4/5 89% Loving (2016) Nichols creates a beautifully dignified portrait of people whose ethics and good nature speak more volumes than any kind of extrapolation.‐ Graffiti With Punctuation
Read More | Posted Apr 11, 2017
4/5 78% The Pledge (2001) It's "one last ride" for our leading character Jerry Black (Nicholson), until he abandons the case and retires. It examines a man trying to relinquish his deduction instincts in exchange for a slippery grip on a 'normal' life.‐ Graffiti With Punctuation
Read More | Posted Apr 9, 2017
4.5/5 82% Chevalier (2016) "Chavlier" is a time bomb of a film, that doesn't really hit you until the countdown timer runs out as the credits roll.‐ Graffiti With Punctuation
Read More | Posted Apr 5, 2017
3/5 45% Ghost in the Shell (2017) We can thank Marvel's lack of a Black Widow movie for "Ghost in the Shell"‐ Graffiti With Punctuation
Read More | Posted Apr 5, 2017
3.5/5 17% Assassin's Creed (2016) "Assassin's Creed" doesn't allow us to hold the controller but you want to stay in the room to watch how the story unfolds.‐ Graffiti With Punctuation
Read More | Posted Apr 3, 2017
3/5 100% Dance Academy: The Movie (2017) In the final stanza of "Dance Academy" it finally becomes the movie that you're hoping it will be; it's a crowd pleaser that has surprises up its sleeve. ‐ Graffiti With Punctuation
Read More | Posted Mar 27, 2017
3.5/5 68% Life (2017) "Life" does everything you want a space movie to do and for the most part is smart as hell... except when a scientist briefly tickle taunts an alien. ‐ Graffiti With Punctuation
Read More | Posted Mar 27, 2017
4/5 90% The Lego Batman Movie (2017) It pokes fun at the character in a way that only people who LOVE Batman can.‐ Graffiti With Punctuation
Read More | Posted Mar 21, 2017
3.5/5 77% Kong: Skull Island (2017) "Kong: Skull Island" is big action film, with big ideas with a deep ensemble that becomes something more than big dumb fun. ‐ Graffiti With Punctuation
Read More | Posted Mar 10, 2017
1/5 23% Bad Santa 2 (2016) It's fitting that the star of "Misery" is here for the torture that follows.‐ Graffiti With Punctuation
Read More | Posted Mar 8, 2017
2.5/5 17% A Few Less Men (2016) "A Few Less Men" is a farce, and makes no pretence about it.‐ Graffiti With Punctuation
Read More | Posted Mar 7, 2017
4/5 96% Moana (2016) "Moana" brings us a non-traditional Disney Princess that's unique, long overdue and feels right at home. ‐ Graffiti With Punctuation
Read More | Posted Mar 4, 2017
5/5 92% Logan (2017) "Logan" synthesises comic book characters into the real world in a way that's only been reached in what Roger Ebert called the "engrossing tragedy" of the "The Dark Knight."‐ Graffiti With Punctuation
Read More | Posted Feb 27, 2017
3/5 93% Hidden Figures (2017) "Hidden Figures" is a rousing story of unsung heroism adapted with the mass appeal of a colouring book. ‐ Graffiti With Punctuation
Read More | Posted Feb 21, 2017
4.5/5 78% T2 Trainspotting (2017) The "f*ck you" of your teens and twenties is finite. "T2 Trainspotting" tackles the malaise of your 30s and beyond.‐ Graffiti With Punctuation
Read More | Posted Feb 20, 2017
4.5/5 97% Kubo and the Two Strings (2016) "Kubo and the Two Strings" is a profound piece of poetry and empathy. Not all foes need to be vanquished; some need to be embraced.‐ Graffiti With Punctuation
Read More | Posted Feb 14, 2017
4.5/5 99% Cameraperson (2016) It's a thrilling puzzle of a lifetime's worth of work and you don't know if it's going to form a coherent picture. ‐ Graffiti With Punctuation
Read More | Posted Feb 13, 2017
2/5 19% Inferno (2016) There's nothing about the work of Brown or this film that couldn't be fixed by a raging blaze. ‐ Graffiti With Punctuation
Read More | Posted Feb 12, 2017
3/5 84% Deepwater Horizon (2016) Filmmaker Peter Berg is a U.S patriot, his body of work increasingly seems fascinated with the examples of heroics that are drowned out by controversy. ‐ Graffiti With Punctuation
Read More | Posted Feb 9, 2017
5/5 96% Manchester by the Sea (2016) Casey Affleck's performance in "Manchester By The Sea" is one of the most effectively crafted portrayals of the crippling weight of grief in recent movies.‐ Graffiti With Punctuation
Read More | Posted Jan 30, 2017
3.5/5 75% Boys in the Trees (2016) "Boys in the Trees" is ambitious, inventive and has its eyes set on being an Australian answer to Rian Johnson's "Brick" or Greg Araki's "Mysterious Skin."‐ Graffiti With Punctuation
Read More | Posted Jan 29, 2017
4.5/5 85% Silence (2017) When Rodrigues looks into a pool of water and see's the image of Christ he laughs with elation; but that elation quickly turns to madness. Scorsese doesn't want to see what he ought to be; he wants to see what he is.‐ Graffiti With Punctuation
Read More | Posted Jan 29, 2017
3/5 87% Pete's Dragon (2016) Perhaps it's me, but given the choice between living with Wes 'weird kid from "American Beauty"' Bentley and Bryce 'Jurassic Woe' Dallas Howard and a dragon; I chose the dragon. ‐ Graffiti With Punctuation
Read More | Posted Jan 13, 2017
3.5/5 54% The Dressmaker (2016) "The Dressmaker" wraps a pig pen of a town and its porky inhabitants in silk. It tackles the feeling of being cursed by your confines and the toxicity of small town gossip mongering; with beauty, death, romance and hilarity. ‐ Graffiti With Punctuation
Read More | Posted Jan 13, 2017
4/5 61% Snowden (2016) "Snowden" is a film that should frighten us, but instead it seems to garner shrugs of "yeah man, it sucks."‐ Graffiti With Punctuation
Read More | Posted Jan 13, 2017
4.5/5 85% Sully (2016) "Sully" is completely engrossing.‐ Graffiti With Punctuation
Read More | Posted Jan 13, 2017
3/5 44% The Girl on the Train (2016) At times in the film, the subjects are so deplorable and callous in the face of the tragic disappearance that you're not sure how much you can endure. Endure, ride it all stations; one way only. ‐ Graffiti With Punctuation
Read More | Posted Jan 5, 2017
3/5 73% Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them (2016) Like the first chapter of any story, it has the burden of making you want to come back; and not just for the desperate satisfaction of knowing what's next‐ Graffiti With Punctuation
Read More | Posted Jan 5, 2017
3.5/5 71% The Birth of a Nation (2016) Birth of a Nation wants to reinforce while the historically displaced and disenfranchised have hate tattooed on their very bones. Black voices telling black stories is essential.‐ Graffiti With Punctuation
Read More | Posted Dec 31, 2016
3/5 85% Rogue One: A Star Wars Story (2016) For a sublime third act, Rogue One is a resounding success. For the perversity of slavish desire for performers to be as interchangeable as video game characters, this Star Wars dude does not abide. ‐ Graffiti With Punctuation
Read More | Posted Dec 31, 2016
3.5/5 57% Money Monster (2016) Director Jodie Foster carves Money Monster from the cloth of films like Network and Running Man, that forewarn the collective bloodlust of viewers mutating into this must watch 'Gladiator TV.' ‐ Graffiti With Punctuation
Read More | Posted Dec 15, 2016
3.5/5 66% Nerve (2016) Nerve is a movie that's right on time. ‐ Graffiti With Punctuation
Read More | Posted Dec 15, 2016
3.5/5 89% Jackie (2016) Jackie's power is in the sticky quality of the moments of pure cinematic composition. Those images, moments and chords in the score flicker in your memory long after the viewing. ‐ Graffiti With Punctuation
Read More | Posted Dec 15, 2016
4/5 94% Arrival (2016) Arrival is about the awakening and ensuing trauma discovering that we're not alone in the universe.‐ Graffiti With Punctuation
Read More | Posted Dec 15, 2016
3/5 70% CafĂ© Society (2016) If #instagram was making a filter for nostalgia; they'd take their cues from Cafe Society. ‐ Graffiti With Punctuation
Read More | Posted Nov 17, 2016
3.5/5 73% Nocturnal Animals (2016) Like war photography, Ford wants to find the beauty in darkness. ‐ Graffiti With Punctuation
Read More | Posted Nov 17, 2016
2/5 37% Jack Reacher: Never Go Back (2016) The quality drop between Jack Reacher and Never Go Back might make it a worse sequel than Mission: Impossible II.‐ Graffiti With Punctuation
Read More | Posted Nov 2, 2016
3/5 90% Doctor Strange (2016) "Doctor Strange" is fine, but it's as transient and unmemorable as a dream.‐ Dark Horizons
Read More | Posted Nov 2, 2016
3/5 78% The Shallows (2016) The Shallows (apart from an ending that nearly makes the entire film sh*t the bed) is a hair-raising, beautifully executed and performed thriller ...‐ Graffiti With Punctuation
Read More | Posted Nov 2, 2016
3.5/5 98% Hell or High Water (2016) Hell or High Water is about the fight or flight instincts at the epicentre of the disintegration of American society. Mackenzie and Sheridan and their players dance with that relative morality gracefully.‐ Graffiti With Punctuation
Read More | Posted Oct 6, 2016
4/5 89% A Bigger Splash (2016) A Bigger Splash is a sensual thrill ride of temptation as four people map out where they are now and who they thought they'd be.‐ Graffiti With Punctuation
Read More | Posted Sep 28, 2016
3/5 63% The Magnificent Seven (2016) The Magnificent Seven is better than the film that it's remaking in many ways; but when you're talking about how it stands up with the original source material of Seven Samurai, it's already been eclipsed by the incredible 13 Assassins.‐ Graffiti With Punctuation
Read More | Posted Sep 28, 2016
2/5 39% Jane Got a Gun (2016) Jane Got A Gun has the promise of a strong female leading Western; the by the numbers end result doesn't even barely eclipse the central trio's last time on screen. ‐ Graffiti With Punctuation
Read More | Posted Sep 8, 2016
4/5 77% Sea of Love (1989) Sea of Love is unrestrained and completely hypnotic...‐ Graffiti With Punctuation
Read More | Posted Sep 8, 2016
57% The Neon Demon (2016) What is it to be consumed? What is to be 'natural'? What power does beauty wield? Whatever the question NWR crafts a sensual and scary metamorphosis, with the elusive power of folk tale.‐ Graffiti With Punctuation
Read More | Posted Sep 8, 2016
4/5 93% Lo and Behold, Reveries of the Connected World (2016) Herzog has poetry in his approach; in his interactions with participants, even down to his perspective that never fails to be able to take the interview subjects to places that are unexpected.‐ Graffiti With Punctuation
Read More | Posted Sep 8, 2016