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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
27% Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice (2016) Snyder knows how to paint a picture but perhaps needs to stay away from the writing process. Watch the Ultimate Edition when you can, and see if it changes how you feel about the movie. It sure did me. ‐
Posted Dec 27, 2016
No Score Yet Mad Max: Fury Road: Black & Chrome (2016) Invite your BFFs over for a back-to-back FURY ROAD extravaganza, then debate which is better. It'll drive you all mad. ‐
Posted Dec 11, 2016
74% The Secret Life of Pets (2016) The pets' decorum emphasizes jokes adults will appreciate, and there are enough gratifying gags that will surely make the kids laugh. ‐
Posted Dec 11, 2016
87% Don't Breathe (2016) The best and most violent in the HOME ALONE series. ‐
Posted Dec 11, 2016
93% La La Land (2016) LA LA LAND La La Lavishes with joy and warmth. This is a movie I want to live in. ‐
Posted Nov 21, 2016
80% Out of Print (2016) Worth the price of admission. ‐
Posted Nov 11, 2016
43% Kickboxer: Vengeance (2016) The student becomes the teacher, and it works. ‐
Posted Nov 7, 2016
69% Child's Play (1988) Chucky's back and Scream brought the mass-murdering doll back to the small screen with their Collector's Edition of CHILD'S PLAY, stuffed with all the extra features you would kill for. ‐
Posted Oct 19, 2016
72% Nighthawks (1981) Criminally underseen yet solid gold. ‐
Posted Oct 19, 2016
95% Short Cuts (1993) Worth the buy for one scene: watching a young Robert Downey, Jr. elbow-punch a couch. ‐
Posted Oct 19, 2016
48% X-Men: Apocalypse (2016) Slow, then bloated, and explodes with boredom, and will probably lull you to sleep before you even get to the end. I don't know where it went wrong since the director is the one who made the X-Men franchise super popular, but we all have our bad days. ‐
Posted Oct 7, 2016
69% Swiss Army Man (2016) Wildly entertaining if you can put up with the relentless farting - Paul Dano bangs out a charming performance as a desperate, maybe delusional, man trying to get off the purgatory of an island he's stuck on. ‐
Posted Oct 7, 2016
A+ 99% The Wailing (Goksung) (2016) THE WAILING doesn't rely on many jump scares and what makes it so horrifying is the story. It challenges Heaven and Hell, good versus evil, God, and the Devil, and faith. I'm certain this would be John Milton's favorite film if he were alive today. ‐
Posted Oct 7, 2016
79% Embers (2015) Wildly impressive, Claire Carré's science fiction indie, Embers takes visceral cinema with a small budget and colossal imagination to exciting new heights. ‐
Posted Aug 6, 2016
99% Don't Think Twice (2016) A Sweet and Poignant Examination of Finding Solace in the Art World Hustle. ‐ ScreenAnarchy
Posted Jul 22, 2016
97% Hunt for the Wilderpeople (2016) HUNT FOR THE WILDERPEOPLE, the most endearing buddy comedy adventure you'll see this year. It has all the wit and its crafty humor will keep you laughing and entertained from beginning to end. See this movie as soon as you can. ‐
Posted Jul 8, 2016
99% Don't Think Twice (2016) A sweet and poignant examination of finding solace in the art world hustle. Don't Think Twice is one of the best films of the year. ‐
Posted Jul 5, 2016
10/10 99% The Wailing (Goksung) (2016) A nail-biting, edge-of-your-seat wallop, The Wailing is the most frightening movie of the year. ‐ Smells Like Screen Spirit
Posted Jun 6, 2016
81% The Revenant (2015) One the most transcending films you'll see in a theater in your lifetime. ‐
Posted Jan 7, 2016
75% The Hateful Eight (2015) The Hateful Eight isn't a western as wacky as Django Unchained, but it's everything you want from a Tarantino movie: unbearable tension, deft and intuitive dialogue, and sudden, grisly violence ‐ Smells Like Screen Spirit
Posted Dec 25, 2015
92% Star Wars: Episode VII - The Force Awakens (2015) Out of this world. ‐
Posted Dec 16, 2015
No Score Yet Gridlocked (2015) An energetic beast packed with bullets to the head, hyper-violence and well-choreographed ass kickings. ‐ ScreenAnarchy
Posted Sep 29, 2015
84% Victoria (2015) It's wild, it's bold, and the final act is an exhilarating force that will leave you slack-jawed. Star Laia Costa is a virtuoso of talent and her nuanced emotional range is going to make her a star. ‐ Hammer to Nail
Posted Sep 14, 2015
60% Black (2015) Dark, dirty, and dangerous. Black will do for Belgium what Gomorrah did for Italy, what City of God did for Brazil, and what pretty much every Martin Scorsese gangster picture does for America. ‐ ScreenAnarchy
Posted Sep 9, 2015
96% The Second Mother (Que Horas Ela Volta?) (2015) Regina Casé mesmerizes. You will not see a better performance this year. ‐ Hammer to Nail
Posted Sep 7, 2015
93% A Brave Heart: The Lizzie Velasquez Story (2015) A Brave Heart is a tender and soulful movie about being confident in your own skin. Prepare to be moved and exhilarated. ‐ Hammer to Nail
Posted Aug 16, 2015
47% One & Two (2015) Beautiful and soul-stirring. One & Two is a magical and transcending experience about the strength of sibling love ‐ Hammer to Nail
Posted Aug 8, 2015
26% Dark Places (2015) Gillian Flynn's Dark Places left me slack-jawed. Gilles Paquet-Brenner's film adaptation is gutless and misbegotten. ‐ Denton Record-Chronicle
Posted Aug 6, 2015
79% Cop Car (2015) Cop Car is a deftly written and directed movie with car chases, violence, mayhem, and a cold and ruthless Kevin Bacon. This movie is absolute madness. ‐ Smells Like Screen Spirit
Posted Aug 3, 2015
61% Southpaw (2015) Fiery, raw, and packed with Hope, Southpaw is an exuberant punch to the gut. ‐ Denton Record-Chronicle
Posted Jul 23, 2015
72% I Am Chris Farley (2015) I Am Chris Farley is a rigorous, emotional watch, but also a tender and sterling tribute to a man who was once one of the funniest people on the planet. ‐ Smells Like Screen Spirit
Posted Jul 22, 2015
4/5 85% Trainwreck (2015) Looney and hilarious, Trainwreck thrusts you deeper Inside Amy Schumer. ‐ Denton Record-Chronicle
Posted Jul 16, 2015
95% Amy (2015) Amy is one of the most important, tragic and compelling documentaries I have ever seen. If you have a chance to see this in theaters, I say go, go, go. ‐ Denton Record-Chronicle
Posted Jul 9, 2015
25% Terminator Genisys (2015) Terminator Genisys​ prospers in sublime action and special effects, but they are outweighed by too many plot holes and erroneous events in the new timeline. My soft heart for the franchise still liked it despite the plethora of flaws. ‐ Denton Record-Chronicle
Posted Jul 1, 2015
77% Big Game (2015) Big Game is a bonanza of big fun. ‐ Hammer to Nail
Posted Jun 23, 2015
98% Inside Out (2015) One of the most magical films of Pete Docter's career. ‐ Denton Record-Chronicle
Posted Jun 18, 2015
97% Tangerine (2015) A fast-paced adrenaline shot to the heart that shows the underbelly of the streets of L.A., but somehow, along the film's journey, it becomes strangely endearing and quite lovable. ‐ Hammer to Nail
Posted Jun 11, 2015
71% Jurassic World (2015) Jurassic World bites off more than it can chew but has enough meat to chomp on for a roaring good time. ‐ Denton Record-Chronicle
Posted Jun 11, 2015
64% Hungry Hearts (2015) A Woody Allen-esque movie Woody Allen would hate. ‐ Smells Like Screen Spirit
Posted Jun 5, 2015
48% San Andreas (2015) Most natural disaster movies are dated because the effects age so badly. San Andreas is a movie with careful CGI that will still look powerful as the years go by. ‐ Denton Record-Chronicle
Posted May 28, 2015
97% Mad Max: Fury Road (2015) Buckle up tight, moviegoers - Mad Max: Fury Road is one hell of a ride. ‐ Denton Record-Chronicle
Posted May 16, 2015
58% Maggie (2015) Terminator 2 will always be his best film and most memorable role, but as far as acting goes, Maggie features Arnold Schwarzenegger's finest performance of his career. He crushes it. ‐ Hammer to Nail
Posted May 8, 2015
93% The Kids Are All Right (2010) I want to high five the person who cast Benning and Moore as a couple. They're scenes are the most delicious parts of the film. ‐
Posted May 1, 2015
88% Blue Valentine (2010) BLUE VALENTINE shows us the present will never be as fun as the past. ‐
Posted May 1, 2015
91% Joan Rivers: A Piece Of Work (2010) It's interesting, it's funny, it's heartfelt, it's heartbreaking, and it's dirty. Everything Rivers wants to be known for. ‐
Posted May 1, 2015
68% Jack Goes Boating (2010) An exceptional directorial debut by Philip Seymour Hoffman, JACK GOES BOATING is a touching story about how of love is awkward, funny, and important. ‐
Posted May 1, 2015
75% Avengers: Age of Ultron (2015) Age of Ultron is a feast of visual delights, but plot wears thin. If Anthony Russo and Joe Russo (Captain America: The Winter Soldier), who are now taking over the Avengers series, want to keep the audience fully invested, some re-Assembly is required. ‐ Denton Record-Chronicle
Posted Apr 30, 2015
98% Iris (2015) Knowing Albert Maysles made the film already gives it instant credibility, but Iris' flamboyant personality is animated enough to make the film sweet, enchanting, and quite lovable. ‐ ScreenAnarchy
Posted Apr 28, 2015
48% Adult Beginners (2015) Adult Beginners has a lot of missteps and it doesn't seem to know where it's going. For me, it's going in the "never watching again" pile. ‐ ScreenAnarchy
Posted Apr 23, 2015
75% Just Jim (2015) A dark, erratic, and wacky new entry into the Coming-of-Rage sub-genre, Just Jim is just strange enough for me. ‐ Hammer to Nail
Posted Apr 2, 2015