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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
B 83% Juliet, Naked (2018) A growing correspondence worthy of The Shop around the Corner in its moments of twee sentimentality, mulling over the awkwardness of the forty-something years when the decisions of youth show their exponential repercussions. ‐ The Monitor (McAllen, TX)
Read More | Posted Sep 4, 2018
B+ 97% Blaze (2018) [The] titular character was anything but a rhinestone cowboy: a poet as hypersensitive to the sparks of life emanating from the trees and campfires and pool halls he haunted as to the distractions of regret, lust, or self-doubt.‐ The MacGuffin
Read More | Posted Aug 30, 2018
C- 25% Mile 22 (2018) The essence of the film: a prolonged denial of well-deserved cake after teasing with a few delicious crumbs.‐ The Monitor (McAllen, TX)
Read More | Posted Aug 21, 2018
C- 45% The Meg (2018) Just keep swimming towards whatever is playing in the theater next door.‐ The Monitor (McAllen, TX)
Read More | Posted Aug 13, 2018
B 80% Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again (2018) Many of the beats are the same as in the original, only reframed through the lens of hindsight. Yet, this film is so unapologetic in its delight of the overheated ballad or disco beat that it is impossible not to understand the poignancy of the lyrics.‐ The Monitor (McAllen, TX)
Read More | Posted Aug 7, 2018
A 99% Eighth Grade (2018) This is not a coming-of-age film about a girl finding her voice, but rather realizing its worth, regardless of the approval of others.‐ The Monitor (McAllen, TX)
Read More | Posted Aug 7, 2018
A- 100% Leave No Trace (2018) Both Foster and McKenzie display a profound respect for their characters and the journey towards peace that doesn't always keep them at the same pace.‐ The Monitor (McAllen, TX)
Read More | Posted Aug 7, 2018
A 97% Mission: Impossible - Fallout (2018) Over and over, Tom Cruise tells the screen, "I won't let you down," and he never does, because we believe in him to deliver the goods.‐ The Monitor (McAllen, TX)
Read More | Posted Jul 30, 2018
48% Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom (2018) Unfortunately, what the movie is trying to say about the inherent destructiveness of exploiting these creatures as commodities is overshadowed by the glaring aspects of the film's own commercialization. Postmodern, indeed.‐ The Monitor (McAllen, TX)
Read More | Posted Jul 18, 2018
D 46% Skyscraper (2018) For Sarah, Will, and his leg sidekick, the maze of characters they must navigate is the tedious space between crazy scenes where anything, anything, anything can be saved with duct tape.‐ The Monitor (McAllen, TX)
Read More | Posted Jul 17, 2018
C+ 55% Tag (2018) It helps to have a youthful zeal for the chase and maintaining friendships despite the baggage of adulthood and the reality of criminal trespassing and potential life-threatening injury.‐ The Monitor (McAllen, TX)
Read More | Posted Jun 15, 2018
A- 93% First Reformed (2018) What Schrader does best is show his characters inching forward through their flaws and transgressions.‐ The Monitor (McAllen, TX)
Read More | Posted Jun 11, 2018
A 89% Hereditary (2018) Hereditary commands you to lean in, watch closely, don't forget the corners and the background, even though you know the monsters are there.‐ The Monitor (McAllen, TX)
Read More | Posted Jun 11, 2018
A 99% Won't You Be My Neighbor? (2018) Neville retains this respect for the capabilities and intuition of children by highlighting the progressiveness of the show through the decades.‐ The Monitor (McAllen, TX)
Read More | Posted Jun 5, 2018
B- 70% Solo: A Star Wars Story (2018) There are times when Solo: A Star Wars Story gets it right, and all the measures of Cool that generations have adored and emulated positively glow on the big screen with an eye twinkle and naughty grin.‐ The Monitor (McAllen, TX)
Read More | Posted May 22, 2018
C+ 38% Life of the Party (2018) Its best moments are when McCarthy's innate charm, underappreciated prowess with physical comedy, and naughty-nice magnetism are put on bubbly display as her character makes up for lost time and missed opportunities.‐ The Monitor (McAllen, TX)
Read More | Posted May 18, 2018
B+ 86% Tully (2018) Tully... [is the director duo's] most grounded and visceral work yet.‐ The Monitor (McAllen, TX)
Read More | Posted May 9, 2018
B 80% Unsane (2018) At times the film is a darkly comedic glimpse into the treatment of the mentally ill, including Juno Temple as Sawyer's vicious and crude bunkmate, Violet, and Jay Pharaoh as Nate, the only patient sympathetic to her argument.‐ The MacGuffin
Read More | Posted Apr 27, 2018
C+ 34% I Feel Pretty (2018) The strong notion of the beauty industry reimagining what it sees and promotes as beautiful is weakly executed, and we aren't left with a solid resolution that things will get much better.‐ The Monitor (McAllen, TX)
Read More | Posted Apr 26, 2018
C+ 32% Super Troopers 2 (2018) For fans of the 2001 original, it's great to watch the rebels back in action where the world is their stage and the invisible roar of the crowd drives them on to keep performing their clown act until they die.‐ The Monitor (McAllen, TX)
Read More | Posted Apr 26, 2018
A 95% A Quiet Place (2018) A Quiet Place is almost wordless, yet accomplishes what only the best horror films can achieve.‐ The Monitor (McAllen, TX)
Read More | Posted Apr 11, 2018
B+ 86% Thoroughbreds (2018) Composer Erik Friedlander's sumptuous, percussion-and-cello score...either tumbles through the slick interior walls like fog or crackles through the air like static on a cold day. ‐ The Monitor (McAllen, TX)
Read More | Posted Mar 30, 2018
C- 44% Pacific Rim Uprising (2018) Under the direction of Steven S. DeKnight, the excitement of the scant battle scenes in the first half is quickly vaporized by extended sequences of inefficiency: in the laboratory, in the training room, in the testing facilities. ‐ The Monitor (McAllen, TX)
Read More | Posted Mar 27, 2018
B+ 72% Hostiles (2018) ... brutal, elegiac western...‐ The Monitor (McAllen, TX)
Read More | Posted Mar 20, 2018
C+ 51% Tomb Raider (2018) Unfortunately, this emphasis on rebooting the character does less for actual development and feels like too much wasted time between plot points.‐ The Monitor (McAllen, TX)
Read More | Posted Mar 20, 2018
D 38% The Strangers: Prey At Night (2018) "The Strangers: Prey at Night" throws every horror cliche in the book into its slasher story of a family of four hunted by a tag team of killers who are simply doing it because "Why not?"‐ The Monitor (McAllen, TX)
Read More | Posted Mar 9, 2018
A 97% Black Panther (2018) Black Panther definitely warrants multiple viewings - one just for the visual roller-coaster ride, and sets itself apart from the rest of the MCU with a formidable blend of good story and magnificent design.‐ The Monitor (McAllen, TX)
Read More | Posted Feb 16, 2018
87% The Post (2018) The film deftly intertwines the denotations of its title as it serves not only as an illustration of the physical edifice and journalists, but also of the Pentagon Papers themselves, and of the woman who was given a position and made it her own.‐ The Monitor (McAllen, TX)
Read More | Posted Feb 7, 2018
A 91% Phantom Thread (2018) [Paul Thomas] Anderson masterfully displays such a focus of self in the secrets within the fabrics within the rooms within the house of the main character that the film often swerves into the hyperreal as reflective of his finely tuned sensitivities. ‐ The Monitor (McAllen, TX)
Read More | Posted Jan 19, 2018
A 92% The Shape of Water (2017) The Shape of Water is a eternal story for our time, about loving and being loved, speaking and being heard, and compassion for humanity.‐ The Monitor (McAllen, TX)
Read More | Posted Jan 2, 2018
B+ 90% I, Tonya (2018) We never fully empathize with Tonya because she never fully gains our trust; her smiles could be leers, her obvious need for attention is tempered by a resentment over loss of control over her image.‐ The Monitor (McAllen, TX)
Read More | Posted Jan 2, 2018
B+ 91% The Disaster Artist (2017) The film alternates between embracing the individual viewer and the collective appreciation of bad, bad art, and while we are often laughing uproariously at the audacity of the story unfolding, there are moments of sadness where we fear we shouldn't.‐ The Monitor (McAllen, TX)
Read More | Posted Dec 20, 2017
C+ 57% Murder On The Orient Express (2017) It is a nice autumn surprise to watch an old-school whodunit amidst superhero extravaganzas, but it often falls victim to its own excess.‐ The Monitor (McAllen, TX)
Read More | Posted Dec 6, 2017
A 99% Lady Bird (2017) Saoirse Ronan is one of the brightest stars of her generation, able to switch from ebullient to tormented, confident to awkward in an instant and never uttering a false note. ‐ The Monitor (McAllen, TX)
Read More | Posted Dec 4, 2017
C+ 41% Justice League (2017) When Justice League is good, it is fun and flashy and slick; when it is bad, it is maddeningly so because there are no excuses for its flaws.‐ The Monitor (McAllen, TX)
Read More | Posted Nov 16, 2017
A 96% The Florida Project (2017) The Florida Project, director Sean Baker captures that cautious ethereality of Moonee's constructed universe against the harsh reality of transient families living in a highway motel in the shadow of The Happiest Place on Earth.‐ The Monitor (McAllen, TX)
Read More | Posted Nov 9, 2017
C- 29% All I See Is You (2017) Director Marc Forster takes a melodramatic plot from a Sunday-night cable feature and tries to expand it to the big screen with bigger stars and more exotic locales, but it still retains the predictability of a movie of the week.‐ The Monitor (McAllen, TX)
Read More | Posted Oct 27, 2017
86% Okja (2017) The dazzling cinematography of Darius Khondji often follows the girl from an aerial or top shot, looking down on her daunting quest against the elements and later, civilization.‐ PopWrapped
Read More | Posted Oct 26, 2017
A- 87% Blade Runner 2049 (2017) 2049 goes back to the near future and questions humanity itself.‐ The Monitor (McAllen, TX)
Read More | Posted Oct 12, 2017
92% Stronger (2017) This is a rare movie that focuses on the deafening quiet that comes after the noise of the hospital stay... ‐ The Monitor (McAllen, TX)
Read More | Posted Oct 5, 2017
B+ 69% mother! (2017) mother! is a film that is going to demand multiple interpretations.‐ The Monitor (McAllen, TX)
Read More | Posted Sep 27, 2017
85% It (2017) This is Beverly Marsh's story; she ties the group together in strength and danger.‐ The Monitor (McAllen, TX)
Read More | Posted Sep 27, 2017
25% This Means War (2012) In continuing his trend of campy dialogue and cliched special effects, [McG] has made a romantic comedy involving dueling spies that even a monkey could figure out. ‐ The Monitor (McAllen, TX)
Read More | Posted Aug 21, 2017
78% Shame (2011) The ambiguity of the man perched on a physical, emotional, and spiritual cliff is what makes McQueen's film an excruciating yet captivating film.‐ The Monitor (McAllen, TX)
Read More | Posted Aug 21, 2017
C+ 53% Safe House (2012) Safe House wasn't bad, it just wasn't new, and if a movie is involving rogue agents, it needs to meet its characterization with a plot that keeps us guessing.‐ The Monitor (McAllen, TX)
Read More | Posted Aug 21, 2017
A- 44% American Reunion (2012) Its a rare thing for a fourth movie to be the best in a series. American Reunion made me laugh even harder than the original did.‐ The Monitor (McAllen, TX)
Read More | Posted Aug 21, 2017
C 91% The Cabin in the Woods (2012) Drew Goddard may have intended his film as a postmodern discourse on fear, free will, and corporate religion, but instead he serves up a ridiculously campy hodgepodge of horror classics and nihilistic violence.‐ The Monitor (McAllen, TX)
Read More | Posted Aug 21, 2017
A- 85% End of Watch (2012) Capturing the stress and tension of the job detail, as well as the emotional toll on the officers, the line between audience and actor is blurred as the camera alternates between their perspective and that of the audience.‐ The Monitor (McAllen, TX)
Read More | Posted Aug 21, 2017
B+ 61% Evil Dead (2013) Ultimately, Alvarez did a solid job with his remake, and this is a popcorn treat after some slow, slow late-winter months.‐ The Monitor (McAllen, TX)
Read More | Posted Aug 18, 2017
B+ 80% 42 (2013) The game sequences are riveting, not only when Jackie slams a homer or steals a base, but also in the jubilance of him overcoming the negative atmosphere in which he was playing.‐ The Monitor (McAllen, TX)
Read More | Posted Aug 18, 2017