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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
2.0/4.0 92% Crazy Rich Asians (2018) A beautiful, bland affair.‐ Illinois Times
Read More | Posted Aug 16, 2018
1.0/4.0 45% The Spy Who Dumped Me (2018) Overbearing McKinnon, bland script sink Spy.‐ Illinois Times
Read More | Posted Aug 2, 2018
4.0/4.0 97% Mission: Impossible - Fallout (2018) ...the philosophy of this series is to embrace the ridiculous and run with it and if the third act comes to resemble a Road Runner cartoon, so be it. Cruise and McQuarrie deliver a thrilling piece of escapist fare.‐ Illinois Times
Read More | Posted Jul 26, 2018
3.5/4.0 58% Unfriended: Dark Web (2018) "Dark Web" states in no uncertain terms that while we may think the internet and social media are tools we use to navigate our daily life, they have in fact become a controlling agent that slipped from our grasp sometime ago. ‐ Illinois Times
Read More | Posted Jul 19, 2018
3.0/4.0 88% Ant-Man and the Wasp (2018) Breezy Ant-Man and the Wasp great fun.‐ Illinois Times
Read More | Posted Jul 5, 2018
2.5/4.0 64% Sicario: Day of the Soldado (2018) Heavy on action, short on conscience.‐ Illinois Times
Read More | Posted Jun 30, 2018
4.0/4.0 86% American Animals (2018) "Animals" a gripping tale of misspent youth.‐ Illinois Times
Read More | Posted Jun 24, 2018
3.0/4.0 51% Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom (2018) "Kingdom" is fine but familiar.‐ Illinois Times
Read More | Posted Jun 24, 2018
2.5/4.0 67% Ocean's 8 (2018) "8" a Dim Echo of "11"‐ Illinois Times
Read More | Posted Jun 7, 2018
3.5/4.0 71% Solo: A Star Wars Story (2018) A rollicking, entertaining entry in the storied franchise.‐ Illinois Times
Read More | Posted May 24, 2018
2.0/4.0 83% Deadpool 2 (2018) For good of ill, "Deadpool 2" delivers more of the same.‐ Illinois Times
Read More | Posted May 17, 2018
3.0/4.0 83% Avengers: Infinity War (2018) After uneven start, "Infinity War" finishes with a bang.‐ Illinois Times
Read More | Posted Apr 26, 2018
2.5/4.0 95% A Quiet Place (2018) "Quiet Place's" faulty logic its undoing.‐ Illinois Times
Read More | Posted Apr 5, 2018
3.0/4.0 80% Unsane (2018) Intense Foy salvages "Unsane"‐ Illinois Times
Read More | Posted Mar 29, 2018
3.5/4.0 73% Ready Player One (2018) Spielberg's "Ready Player One": Pop Culture 101‐ Illinois Times
Read More | Posted Mar 29, 2018
2.5/4.0 88% Annihilation (2018) Tantalizing "Annihilation" fails to come together.‐ Illinois Times
Read More | Posted Mar 16, 2018
3.5/4.0 83% Game Night (2018) Bateman and McAdams make "Game Night" fun.‐ Illinois Times
Read More | Posted Mar 16, 2018
1.5/4.0 18% Death Wish (2018) "Death Wish" breaks no new ground.‐ Illinois Times
Read More | Posted Mar 16, 2018
2.5/4.0 40% A Wrinkle in Time (2018) "Wrinkle" fine but fails to soar.‐ Illinois Times
Read More | Posted Mar 16, 2018
2.0/4.0 24% The 15:17 to Paris (2018) "15:17" a well-intentioned misfire.‐ Illinois Times
Read More | Posted Feb 16, 2018
3.0/4.0 97% Black Panther (2018) "Panther" successfully claws its way on screen.‐ Illinois Times
Read More | Posted Feb 16, 2018
3.5/4.0 100% Paddington 2 (2018) A balm for our troubled times.‐ Illinois Times
Read More | Posted Feb 5, 2018
4.0/4.0 92% The Shape of Water (2017) Del Toro's "Shape" holds water.‐ Illinois Times
Read More | Posted Jan 25, 2018
2.5/4.0 72% Hostiles (2018) "Hostiles" a wasted opportunity.‐ Illinois Times
Read More | Posted Jan 25, 2018
3.0/4.0 71% Ferdinand (2017) Passable "Ferdinand" a sweet, timely fable.‐ Illinois Times
Read More | Posted Dec 22, 2017
3.0/4.0 76% Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle (2017) Veteran cast saves "Jumanji" redux.‐ Illinois Times
Read More | Posted Dec 22, 2017
3.0/4.0 50% Downsizing (2017) "Donwsizing" a bit sloppy but on point.‐ Illinois Times
Read More | Posted Dec 22, 2017
3.5/4.0 85% Darkest Hour (2017) Oldman's Star Shines Bright in "Darkest Hour."‐ Illinois Times
Read More | Posted Dec 22, 2017
2.5/4.0 91% Star Wars: The Last Jedi (2017) In the end, "The Last Jedi" delivers everything you would want from a "Star Wars" movie, something that's become both a blessing and a curse. ‐ Illinois Times
Read More | Posted Dec 14, 2017
4.0/4.0 99% Lady Bird (2017) There's nothing new story-wise where Greta Gerwig's directorial debut "Lady Bird" is concerned, yet the magic of the film is that somehow it seems that we are seeing it, if not for the first time, with a sense of discovery. ‐ Illinois Times
Read More | Posted Dec 1, 2017
2.5/4.0 40% Justice League (2017) "Justice League" is a one-step-forwards-two-steps-back affair‐ Illinois Times
Read More | Posted Nov 16, 2017
3.5/4.0 57% Murder On The Orient Express (2017) Purists may object to some of the additions Green brings to the table. Yet, most of them feel true to the nature of the story and the characters and help Branagh in preventing this from becoming a staid and static affair.‐ Illinois Times
Read More | Posted Nov 9, 2017
2.5/4.0 92% Thor: Ragnarok (2017) Humor over Heroics Dooms Bloated "Ragnarok."‐ Illinois Times
Read More | Posted Nov 6, 2017
3.5/4.0 77% Thank You for Your Service (2017) Hall does an impressive job behind the camera, never opting for the melodramatic, having his camera sit back and observe these men and their interactions. He knows the power of this particular story needs no embellishment, and his cast knows it as well.‐ Illinois Times
Read More | Posted Oct 26, 2017
3.5/4.0 87% Blade Runner 2049 (2017) ...a rich, thought-provoking continuation that benefits from the passage of time.‐ Illinois Times
Read More | Posted Oct 5, 2017
3.5/4.0 86% American Made (2017) Doug Liman's fact-based film "Made in America," is an entertaining affair that Cruise puts on his shoulders and carries across the finish line. ‐ Illinois Times
Read More | Posted Sep 28, 2017
3.0/4.0 52% Kingsman: The Golden Circle (2017) The very definition of the "too-much-is-not-enough" approach, this is the rare example where this method is actually a perfect complement to the material.‐ Illinois Times
Read More | Posted Sep 22, 2017
3.5/4.0 69% mother! (2017) Intriguing from the first frame to the last, this is the sort of film that resonates with you long after the final credits roll, a work that begs to be seen repeatedly in order to unlock all the director wants to say. ‐ Illinois Times
Read More | Posted Sep 17, 2017
2.5/4.0 85% It (2017) Uneven but effective.‐ Illinois Times
Read More | Posted Sep 17, 2017
3.0/4.0 34% American Assassin (2017) Timely and smart, Michael Cuesta's "American Assassin" proves to be a worthy successor to the Jack Ryan films. ‐ Illinois Times
Read More | Posted Sep 17, 2017
4.0/4.0 93% Logan Lucky (2017) Craig manages to steal each scene he's in with his bleached hair, impeccable Southern accent and hair-trigger personality. An Oscar nomination for Best Supporting Actor is likely.‐ Illinois Times
Read More | Posted Aug 18, 2017
2.5/4.0 83% Detroit (2017) Lack of Emotional Connection Bogs Down "Detroit."‐ Illinois Times
Read More | Posted Aug 3, 2017
1.0/4.0 37% Kidnap (2017) An insulting, exploitive exercise.‐ Illinois Times
Read More | Posted Aug 3, 2017
2.5/4.0 16% Wish Upon (2017) Fun "Wish Upon" Exceeds Expectations‐ Illinois Times
Read More | Posted Jul 22, 2017
3.0/4.0 92% Dunkirk (2017) Impressive "Dunkirk" Hampered by Gimmick.‐ Illinois Times
Read More | Posted Jul 22, 2017
3.5/4.0 91% A Quiet Passion (2017) The sort of deft filmmaking on display here is becoming all too rare and serves as a reminder that taking one's time and allowing the viewer to drink in a story and all it has to say has its own rewards.‐ Illinois Times
Read More | Posted Jun 16, 2017
3.5/4.0 88% It Comes At Night (2017) Shults does a masterful job of creating a sense of place, the home suffused mostly with darkness and suggestive shadows, while his ability to push a scene from normality to unbearable tension is exceptional.‐ Illinois Times
Read More | Posted Jun 16, 2017
3.5/4.0 68% Cars 3 (2017) Lightning strikes again in "Cars 3."‐ Illinois Times
Read More | Posted Jun 16, 2017
3.5/4.0 76% My Cousin Rachel (2017) What ensues is a masterful game of cat-and-mouse between Philip and Rachel as well as Michell and his audience. ‐ Illinois Times
Read More | Posted Jun 8, 2017
3.5/4.0 15% The Mummy (2017) Smart, self-aware and fun, this is a vast improvement over the schizophrenic Brendan Fraser features. Indeed, this is an ambitious, world-building undertaking that succeeds in laying a firm foundation for creature features to come.‐ Illinois Times
Read More | Posted Jun 8, 2017