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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
3/5 68% mother! (2017) "mother!" is a battery of your mind and soul. It's a film that's easy to respect and hard to like.‐ Graffiti With Punctuation
Read More | Posted Oct 22, 2017
3/5 51% Kingsman: The Golden Circle (2017) "Kingsman: The Golden Circle" has a lot of the same ingredients that made the first outing so satisfying, but there's something missing at every turn. ‐ Graffiti With Punctuation
Read More | Posted Oct 22, 2017
4.5/5 87% Blade Runner 2049 (2017) There's not going to be a more stunningly composed film this year than "Blade Runner 2049". Director Denis Villeneuve and cinematographer Roger Deakins have crafted a remarkable, immersive, sensory experience that embraces you wholly.‐ Graffiti With Punctuation
Read More | Posted Oct 22, 2017
5/5 98% I Am Not Your Negro (2017) "I Am Not Your Negro," is possibly one of the most revelatory, insightful and prescient visual documents on civil rights and race that has ever been committed to screen. ‐ Graffiti With Punctuation
Read More | Posted Sep 3, 2017
2.5/5 39% The Hitman's Bodyguard (2017) "The Hitman's Bodyguard," has one overwhelming positive going for it, and that's the chemistry of the leads Reynolds and Jackson.‐ Graffiti With Punctuation
Read More | Posted Aug 25, 2017
3/5 85% The Trip to Spain (2017) The delight of "The Trip to Spain" is getting back with these two gents who seem to relish a relaxing holiday, badgering one another about their different stages of an extended mid-life existential crisis. ‐ Graffiti With Punctuation
Read More | Posted Aug 21, 2017
4/5 93% Baby Driver (2017) Writer/director Edgar Wright's meticulousness and mastery takes a keen eye on first viewing to get a hint at the level of fastidious planning that went into every aspect of the film. ‐ Graffiti With Punctuation
Read More | Posted Aug 21, 2017
1.5/5 49% Churchill (2017) "Churchill" is to its subject what the "The Green Berets" was to the Vietnam War. "Berets" attempted to make a World War Two heroic propaganda in the wrong war.‐ Graffiti With Punctuation
Read More | Posted Aug 4, 2017
4/5 93% War for the Planet of the Apes (2017) Reeves has delivered the level of quality that Paul Greengrass did concluding the original "Bourne" Trilogy.‐ Graffiti With Punctuation
Read More | Posted Jul 26, 2017
3.5/5 90% John Wick: Chapter 2 (2017) ... despite its dependence on the original, "John Wick: Chapter Two" is top shelf revenge as stylish as the protagonist.‐ Graffiti With Punctuation
Read More | Posted Jul 21, 2017
4/5 92% Dunkirk (2017) Watching "Dunkirk" for the first time takes me back to my first viewing of "The Thin Red Line;" I'm ready for its mastery to emerge in repeat viewings...‐ Graffiti With Punctuation
Read More | Posted Jul 21, 2017
3.5/5 64% Happy End (2017) Haneke's "Happy End" is darkly funny, impeccably made and the performers relish being conducted by a master; however it doesn't have as clear a drive or fervent punch of his other string of incredible works...‐ Graffiti With Punctuation
Read More | Posted Jun 27, 2017
2.5/5 No Score Yet Ordinary People (Pamilya Ordinaryo) (2016) "Ordinary People," is not a neo-realist film about working class life, set in a culture of poverty, making a case for redistribution of wealth. The grim reality portrayed is horrific, the moral undertones make it mean. ‐ Graffiti With Punctuation
Read More | Posted Jun 26, 2017
3/5 67% The Wall (2017) "The Wall" saves its best and most surprising moments to last.‐ Graffiti With Punctuation
Read More | Posted Jun 26, 2017
4/5 89% The Other Side of Hope (Toivon tuolla puolen) (2017) Aki Kaurismäki's "The Other Side of Hope" is the kind of film about asylum seekers that one imagines Rainer Werner Fassbinder would have made.‐ Graffiti With Punctuation
Read More | Posted Jun 26, 2017
16% Transformers: The Last Knight (2017) Transformers: The Last Knight is a bad film -- in fact, it's one of the most ludicrous films ever made.‐ Dark Horizons
Read More | Posted Jun 22, 2017
3.5/5 85% Ingrid Goes West (2017) "Ingrid Goes West" is a desperately funny movie about the mindset of a tragic social media addict. It's not all gags and gaffs of social media faux pas; "Ingrid Goes West" is like a vice grip that starts to crush you with 'realness' (thanks Kanye). ‐ Graffiti With Punctuation
Read More | Posted Jun 19, 2017
2/5 54% Australia Day (2017) "Australia Day" is stuck in an interconnecting formula that propagates stereotypes, and wedges gaps between racial tribes that no closing montage can correct.‐ Graffiti With Punctuation
Read More | Posted Jun 14, 2017
3.5/5 77% The Little Hours (2017) A beautiful hilarious orgy of Nun's behaving badly, exploring lesbian impulses, drinking, doing drugs, Alessandra (Alison Brie) having sex or Fernanda (Plaza) attempting sex with Massetto (Dave Franco), and occasionally practising witchcraft...‐ Graffiti With Punctuation
Read More | Posted Jun 13, 2017
3/5 95% Sami Blood (2017) Filmmaker Amanda Kernell's work does a great job of acknowledging the storm of adolescent yearning for acceptance and the relief that being normal allows. Kernell applies a new lens to White Europe's bat-shit mechanisms to maintain genetic purity.‐ Graffiti With Punctuation
Read More | Posted Jun 13, 2017
3/5 100% Window Horses (2017) "Window Horses" takes her animated avatar, 'Stick Girl', and make her the blank slate for the audience to be projected upon. ‐ Graffiti With Punctuation
Read More | Posted Jun 13, 2017
3/5 87% The Untamed (La región salvaje) (2017) "The Untamed" is the filmic lovechild of Stanley Kubrick and Pedro Almodovar; though neither element satisfactorily complements the other.‐ Graffiti With Punctuation
Read More | Posted Jun 13, 2017
4/5 No Score Yet Wolf and Sheep (2016) Sadat's fresh perspective of Afghan society is one that's rarely viewed on screen. "Wolf and Sheep" has a disarming quality that from the moment it starts, you're not actually sure that what you're viewing is a fiction. ‐ Graffiti With Punctuation
Read More | Posted Jun 13, 2017
3.5/5 81% The Nile Hilton Incident (2017) Writer/director Tarik Saleh constructs this tale of a compromised murder investigation in the minefield of institutional corruption, and it is both hilarious and disturbing. ‐ Graffiti With Punctuation
Read More | Posted Jun 13, 2017
3/5 74% Spoor (Pokot) (2017) As the film progresses though you begin to get the feeling that you're being manipulated by the way that Duszejko views the world. One begins to ask what aren't you seeing? ‐ Graffiti With Punctuation
Read More | Posted Jun 13, 2017
4/5 80% We Don't Need a Map (2017) The first stanza of "We Don't Need A Map" is a furious, energetic, punk rock f*ck you, that kicks the audiences arse with a collision of styles and content.‐ Graffiti With Punctuation
Read More | Posted Jun 11, 2017
4/5 77% Una (2017) Director Benedict Andrews and writer David Harrower create an all round uncomfortable viewing experience with "Una." Wrestling with the subject of statutory rape and the ambivalent agency of a girl on the edge of womanhood.‐ Graffiti With Punctuation
Read More | Posted Jun 11, 2017
87% Whitney: Can I Be Me (2017) A once in a generation voice. It's almost shocking to consider that despite Houston's rise to a stratospheric level of fame in the 80/90s that by the time of her death, she'd retreated into obscurity. Broomfield and Dolezal attempt to resurrect her.‐ Graffiti With Punctuation
Read More | Posted Jun 6, 2017
3.5/5 No Score Yet Barbecue (2017) "Barbecue" isn't asking the big questions, but through the haze of sizzling meat, its subjects provide the big answers. ‐ Graffiti With Punctuation
Read More | Posted Jun 6, 2017
4/5 92% La La Land (2016) "La La Land" takes a city of broken dreams and gives us characters that are willing to take chances in spite of tasting that bitter pill of reality. ‐ Graffiti With Punctuation
Read More | Posted Jun 6, 2017
4/5 68% Alien: Covenant (2017) "Alien: Covenant" is an amazing response to "Prometheus"; expanding the Alien universe into new and abject horizons. ‐ Graffiti With Punctuation
Read More | Posted Jun 4, 2017
4/5 92% Wonder Woman (2017) "Wonder Woman" gracefully ascends into the arena and defiantly delivers a stylish, funny adventure made with heart. After the genre shaking "Logan" and the genre redefining "Wonder Woman," there's only one thing left to be said: your move Marvel. ‐ Graffiti With Punctuation
Read More | Posted Jun 4, 2017
1/5 29% Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales (2017) Perhaps cold, dead men and women write no reviews. Fortunately, there are survivors to herald the warning. "Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales" is shamefully unforgivable; wasting money, industry support, talent and time.‐ Graffiti With Punctuation
Read More | Posted May 28, 2017
4.5/5 85% Lion (2016) "Lion" is unadulterated cinema, reaching out to the audience to embrace and be embraced. ‐ Graffiti With Punctuation
Read More | Posted May 11, 2017
No Score Yet Patriot (2015) Watching the latest Amazon Original Series "Patriot" from Steven Conrad ("The Secret Life of Walter Mitty",), which is also produced by Glenn Ficarra and John Requa ("Crazy Stupid Love", "Focus") I experienced not one but two 'had me at' moments. ‐ Graffiti With Punctuation
Read More | Posted May 10, 2017
4.5/5 81% Casting JonBenét (2017) An amazing insight into this tale that forms both an affirmation for the public's enduring fascination but organically mutates into an examination of the way that people surrounding this tale project themselves into this scenario...‐ Graffiti With Punctuation
Read More | Posted May 10, 2017
4.5/5 88% 20th Century Women (2017) When "20th Century Women" ends, it's not with the same air of hope and possibility. That's after all, not its purpose. Instead it finds an essential shared moment in time where these great characters converge...'we'll always have Santa Barbara in '79.'‐ Graffiti With Punctuation
Read More | Posted Apr 30, 2017
1/5 22% Sleepless (2017) "Sleepless" asked a question, 'are you awake, we can't fix it.' It took this reviewer two attempts to get through this Valium laced ending. Las Vegas Vice, this is not.‐ Graffiti With Punctuation
Read More | Posted Apr 30, 2017
4/5 74% Split (2017) "Split" is further evidence of MNS' mastery fashioning maddening echo chambers for his characters. ‐ Graffiti With Punctuation
Read More | Posted Apr 27, 2017
3.5/5 82% 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 90% 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 67% 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