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T-Meter Title | Year
2/4 75% Biggie: I Got a Story to Tell (2021) Too many rhymes that we've heard before. - RogerEbert.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 1, 2021
3.5/4 97% Raya and the Last Dragon (2021) An ambitious family film that will work for all ages, and one that never talks down to its audience while presenting them with an entertaining, thought-provoking story. - RogerEbert.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 1, 2021
1/4 25% Tom & Jerry (2020) Will fail equally for adults who grew up on Tom & Jerry, and their kids who have never heard of these characters. - RogerEbert.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 26, 2021
94% At the Ready (2021) At the Ready develops strength and empathy as the students profiled do the same. - RogerEbert.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 15, 2021
1/4 64% Willy's Wonderland (2021) Cage has been accused of sleepwalking through some of his recent choices, letting the kitschy goodwill of his viral clips from other films do half of his acting for him. That's never been truer than here. - RogerEbert.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 12, 2021
2/4 70% The Mauritanian (2021) The Mauritanian fails to humanize the story it's telling, never coming off as something more challenging or interesting than a superficial, manipulative accounting of true events. - RogerEbert.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 12, 2021
97% Street Gang: How We Got to Sesame Street (2021) It's an enjoyable documentary, but it's also shallow when one considers all of the stories told in it that barely get a few minutes of screen time. - RogerEbert.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 8, 2021
86% Homeroom (2021) A film that's really encouraging about the youth of this nation. - RogerEbert.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 8, 2021
100% Try Harder! (2021) Director Debbie Lum carefully deconstructs the life of over-achievers going through the brutal and rigorous process of college applications, one that can often seem random and unfair. - RogerEbert.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 8, 2021
95% Cusp (2021) Heartbreaking and sensitive in equal measure, a film that centers people who often fade into the background of our culture. - RogerEbert.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 8, 2021
2.5/4 58% Malcolm & Marie (2020) Levinson and his team found a way to make this feel cinematic. They just didn't quite crack how to make it feel genuine. - RogerEbert.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 5, 2021
76% Prisoners of the Ghostland (2021) It's certainly never dull. How could it be really? - RogerEbert.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 1, 2021
56% Mayday (2021) Mayday seeks to examine the issues of gender, suicide, and youth through a thin fantasy lens, but it never finds a confident wavelength and meanders when it needs to be world building. - RogerEbert.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 1, 2021
3/4 69% Land (2021) A smart, moving piece of work, hampered a bit by a rushed final act. - RogerEbert.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 1, 2021
93% Mass (2021) An experiment in real-time drama that dissipates in its intensity and power just as it's getting through its emotional climaxes. - RogerEbert.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 31, 2021
76% Eight for Silver (2021) Eight for Silver really gets under your skin, and it feels dangerous and dirty. - RogerEbert.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 31, 2021
84% Passing (2021) [Hall] proves to be a deft director of performance, bringing out the best of her notable cast, particularly her incredibly talented leads. - RogerEbert.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 31, 2021
86% Coming Home in the Dark (2021) A genre exercise with some impressive bursts of filmmaking and performance that bode well for whatever Ashcroft does next. - RogerEbert.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 31, 2021
76% Knocking (2021) There's a sweaty claustrophobia to this film that's effective, especially for those who haven't left their apartment in a year. - RogerEbert.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 31, 2021
79% In The Earth (2021) It may not all come together in the end, but it's certainly going to be one of the most unforgettable experiences of 2021. - RogerEbert.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 31, 2021
86% I Was a Simple Man (2021) There's poetry here, but there are also long sections that feel hollow. - RogerEbert.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 30, 2021
56% John and the Hole (2020) An experiment in blank affect and fractured domesticity that drags itself to a disappointing ending, one that only confirms it never really had anything on its mind. - RogerEbert.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 30, 2021
100% Summer of Soul (...Or, When the Revolution Could Not Be Televised) (2021) A joyous piece of filmmaking, something that I could have watched for literal hours, and contains quite simply some of the best concert footage ever put on film. - RogerEbert.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 29, 2021
3/4 87% Supernova (2021) There's so much truth and compassion embedded in this entire production that the places in which it stumbles can be forgiven. - RogerEbert.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 29, 2021
95% CODA (2021) This is Jones' film and she gives one of those young performances that feel like a pronouncement of someone who will be around for years. - RogerEbert.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 29, 2021
2/4 47% The Little Things (2021) By the time it's over, it's hard to shake the feeling that it's added up to, well, nothing. - RogerEbert.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 26, 2021
2/4 62% Hunted (2020) Even its clever twists, like with the opening story and the Red Riding Hood allusions, start to feel like window dressing for a shallow piece of filmmaking. - RogerEbert.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 14, 2021
2.5/4 42% The Empty Man (2020) A truly surreal and strange piece of work, anchored by some top-notch craft elements, but weakened a bit by a bloated running time and a conclusion that likely left the few people who saw it in theaters more annoyed than thrilled. - RogerEbert.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 12, 2021
3/4 88% News of the World (2020) Everyone here is at the top of their craft from the character actors who populate the ensemble to the two leads at its center to everyone behind the camera, and you can feel that from first frame to last. - RogerEbert.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 24, 2020
3/4 85% Museum Town (2020) A loving tribute that misses some opportunities but also fully represents the unpredictability of life. - RogerEbert.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 18, 2020
1.5/4 46% Monster Hunter (2020) Say what you will about the often critically derided films in the Resident Evil series, there's at least a sense of style behind them that's entirely missing for the first hour of Monster Hunter. - RogerEbert.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 17, 2020
0/4 10% Songbird (2020) Even if one sets aside all potential moral arguments about the very existence of Songbird, it's still just really bad. - RogerEbert.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 11, 2020
2/4 51% The Midnight Sky (2020) It looks good. It sounds great. It's as hollow as can be. - RogerEbert.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 9, 2020
3/4 89% Let Them All Talk (2020) A wonderful film to experience as an acting and filmmaking exercise. Just take the trip. - RogerEbert.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 8, 2020
3/4 92% Another Round (Druk) (2020) Mikkelsen elevates what could have been another traditional message movie about living life to the fullest even after you think you've had your final drink. - RogerEbert.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 4, 2020
3.5/4 88% THE GODFATHER, Coda: The Death of Michael Corleone (2020) Overall, this version feels even more elegiac -- a true coda instead of just another part of the same story. - RogerEbert.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 4, 2020
3/4 98% Anything for Jackson (2020) Justin G. Dyck's very smart movie lures viewers in with its clever concept and instantly strong characters only to present them with the kind of nightmare fuel that would impress Clive Barker. - RogerEbert.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 3, 2020
2/4 91% The Mystery Of DB Cooper (2020) By turning this narrative into a search for an identification that seems increasingly unlikely to ever happen, Dower loses focus, and we become just as lost as the hundreds of people convinced they know what happened to D.B. Cooper. - RogerEbert.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 25, 2020
2/4 77% The Croods: A New Age (2020) The kind of animated sequel that operates under a 'more is better' aesthetic, hoping to numb audiences into thinking they were actually entertained. - RogerEbert.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 23, 2020
3.5/4 96% Sound of Metal (2020) A movie that doesn't just allow for silence but thrives in it, with Ahmed's eyes and body language charting the arc of his character. - RogerEbert.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 20, 2020
3/4 100% Make Up (2020) An accomplished piece of work and a pronouncement of a great young actress. - RogerEbert.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 13, 2020
3/4 98% Fireball: Visitors from Darker Worlds (2020) A film that can be a bit dry when Oppenheimer leads the scientific discussion but that springs back to life when Herzog the filmmaker allows his awe to come through the camera. - RogerEbert.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 13, 2020
2.5/4 48% Triggered (2020) A few weak performances in the ensemble and some generic direction are off-set by the sheer momentum of the piece -- it's imperfect but it's never boring. - RogerEbert.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 6, 2020
2/4 57% Come Play (2020) An inconsistent, flat film that is too often reliant on jump scares instead of atmosphere. - RogerEbert.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 30, 2020
2/4 81% Over the Moon (2020) The best fables linger in the heart and mind. This one never makes it past the eyes. - RogerEbert.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 23, 2020
3/4 94% Bruce Springsteen's Letter to You (2020) 47 years after Greetings from Asbury Park, N.J., Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band are still making vibrant, catchy music, and Letter to You captures their undeniable artistry. - RogerEbert.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 22, 2020
2.5/4 49% The Witches (2020) As great as it can be, The Witches lacks the best world-building and depth of some other Dahl material, and Zemeckis can't quite figure out how to make this story richer. - RogerEbert.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 22, 2020
4/4 94% Memories of Murder (2003) Bong elevates every scene with his unbelievably assured filmmaking. - RogerEbert.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 19, 2020
B- 47% Evil Eye (2020) "Evil Eye" feels denser and more heartfelt than any of the other three "Blumhouse" films, even if it's a little too thin overall. - The Playlist EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 13, 2020
C- 62% Nocturne (2020) A movie that can't decide if it's a YA "Black Swan" or a YA "Suspiria"-yes, there is a big difference. - The Playlist EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 13, 2020