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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
4.5/5 98% The Guilty (Den skyldige) (2018) The Guilty will keep you guessing.‐ National Post
Read More | Posted Oct 22, 2018
3/5 69% The New Romantic (2018) Clever writing and a solid lead actor will only take you so far, but that might just be far enough for this lighthearted feature. ‐ National Post
Read More | Posted Oct 22, 2018
3.5/18 59% The Oath (2018) It is in the role of writer/director that Barinholtz adds the most to the film, balancing the quirkier aspects of his characters and their predicament with the notion that something very like this could come to pass. Stranger things are happening.‐ National Post
Read More | Posted Oct 22, 2018
2.5/5 74% The Happy Prince (2018) It is ultimately an earnest tale. And isn't that what's important?‐ National Post
Read More | Posted Oct 19, 2018
4/5 100% Sharkwater Extinction (2018) The sharks have lost their greatest fighter and advocate, but Stewart's message, even had he lived, is clear: It's up to all of us now.‐ National Post
Read More | Posted Oct 19, 2018
3/5 80% Halloween (2018) It's still worth the price of admission to see Curtis reprising a beloved role.‐ National Post
Read More | Posted Oct 18, 2018
2.5/5 65% Beautiful Boy (2018) The film's own sentiments seem oddly flattened by the end of two hours. ‐ National Post
Read More | Posted Oct 18, 2018
3.5/5 72% Bad Times at the El Royale (2018) Your best bet is just to let the bad times roll. There's great pleasure to be found in watching an old pro like Bridges chew the scenery, even more in listening to Britain's Erivo belt out sad songs to her mirror. ‐ National Post
Read More | Posted Oct 12, 2018
5/5 98% Free Solo (2018) The genius of this documentary is that it is about the man first and the climb second.‐ National Post
Read More | Posted Oct 12, 2018
2/5 65% American Chaos (2018) For Canadians, this calmer, less showy version of Michael Moore's Fahrenheit 11/9 -- the one that asked "How the f--- did this happen?" -- will probably result in a collective shrug.‐ National Post
Read More | Posted Oct 12, 2018
3.5/5 88% All About Nina (2018) Writer/director Eva Vives switches things up a few times .‐ National Post
Read More | Posted Oct 12, 2018
2/5 22% Bigger (2018) The Weiders denounced drinking and espoused protein shakes, but the film suggests you can never have too much cheese.‐ National Post
Read More | Posted Oct 12, 2018
3.5/5 88% Studio 54 (2018) Tyrnauer walks a fine line with his film, managing to at first glamorize the glory days of the club and then deliver a suitably sombre tone in the documentary's final third, which also covers the AIDS-related death of Rubell in 1989.‐ National Post
Read More | Posted Oct 12, 2018
5/5 88% First Man (2018) Chazelle more than compensates with moments of sublime beauty, both earthbound and in space. Flying in the face of cinematographic conventions, he shoots much of the X-15 footage and all of the Gemini 8 launch from within the craft.‐ National Post
Read More | Posted Oct 11, 2018
1.5/5 55% At First Light (2018) The actors are fine, though the drab screenplay does them no favours.‐ National Post
Read More | Posted Oct 5, 2018
2.5/5 89% MATANGI/MAYA/M.I.A. (2018) Matangi/Maya/M.I.A. will function as an introduction and an education. Just don't expect to walk away admiring everything about this complicated persona.‐ National Post
Read More | Posted Oct 5, 2018
2/5 76% Let the Corpses Tan (Laissez bronzer les cadavres!) (2018) The very end of a long day might be the best time to take it in, when your defences are at their lowest, and you can walk out... uncertain whether you've just seen a movie, or slept through it and had a strange, violent and oddly artistic dream.‐ National Post
Read More | Posted Oct 5, 2018
4/5 90% The Old Man & the Gun (2018) I can't think of a more appropriate subject.‐ National Post
Read More | Posted Oct 4, 2018
3.5/5 85% The Sisters Brothers (2018) This is a more straight-up example of the form, but none the less enjoyable for it.‐ National Post
Read More | Posted Oct 4, 2018
3/5 30% Venom (2018) There's some nice banter going on in Eddie's head, with the actor also proving the basso voice of Venom‐ National Post
Read More | Posted Oct 4, 2018
2.5/5 75% Smallfoot (2018) I wouldn't go so far as to call the results abominable, but I'll admit to checking my watch during the film's 96 minutes, wondering: Are we there, Yeti?‐ National Post
Read More | Posted Sep 28, 2018
3.5/5 86% Knuckleball (2018) Peterson crafts a chilling homage to The Shining; handles the why-doesn't-he-use-his-cellphone question nicely; and delivers a decent followup to his last feature, 2012's Lloyd the Conqueror.‐ National Post
Read More | Posted Sep 28, 2018
4/5 100% ANTHROPOCENE: The Human Epoch (2018) The filmmakers' stunning images, captured around the world, make it clear that whenever it started, it is ongoing.‐ National Post
Read More | Posted Sep 28, 2018
1.5/5 69% Hold the Dark (2018) Actually, a whole mess of things are amiss, and the longer you stick with Hold the Dark, the more you'll realize that when a local cop (James Badge Dale) says, "I'm not convinced the answers exist," he's speaking for all of us.‐ National Post
Read More | Posted Sep 27, 2018
2/5 64% Lizzie (2018) We may never know the whole truth, and Lizzie certainly doesn't move us any closer to it.‐ National Post
Read More | Posted Sep 27, 2018
4/5 86% Colette (2018) While not quite on par with cutting-edge #TimesUp concerns, the story of a female writer trying to find her voice in fin-de-siècle Paris has a refreshing sense of relevance, while retaining its breezy nostalgic tone.‐ National Post
Read More | Posted Sep 27, 2018
2.5/5 71% Assassination Nation (2018) Assassination Nation manages to wear out its welcome, its over-the-top violence flirting with becoming a parody of its own best intentions.‐ National Post
Read More | Posted Sep 21, 2018
3/5 80% Fahrenheit 11/9 (2018) Moore's tricky mix of humour and outrage is in full, fine form here.‐ National Post
Read More | Posted Sep 21, 2018
4/5 88% Love, Gilda (2018) Lisa D'Apolito's documentary, Love, Gilda, features interviews with family and friends, but also draws from a trove of Radner's own journals, and audio cassettes that allow her to speak in her own words.‐ National Post
Read More | Posted Sep 21, 2018
3/5 66% The House with a Clock in Its Walls (2018) The film walks a fine line here, delivering enough frightening moments to qualify as a thriller-comedy, while also creating enough drama and character development to let adult chaperones feel they're watching an actual movie. ‐ National Post
Read More | Posted Sep 20, 2018
4.5/5 85% The Wife (2018) Swedish director Björn Runge['s]... genius here is to remain almost invisible, giving his stars the room they need to wound with a word or lacerate with a look.‐ National Post
Read More | Posted Sep 20, 2018
3.5/5 11% Life Itself (2018) Never trust a movie that uses the term "unreliable narrator" more than six times. ‐ National Post
Read More | Posted Sep 19, 2018
3.5/5 33% The Predator (2018) The Cuckoo's Nest of sidekicks provide enough snappy patter to keep you giggling and take your mind off the excessive violence.‐ National Post
Read More | Posted Sep 17, 2018
4/5 85% A Simple Favor (2018) With A Simple Favour [Feig] delivers quality entertainment, frothy and fun and a little naughty -- and sequel-proof. ‐ National Post
Read More | Posted Sep 17, 2018
2/5 82% My Generation (2017) There's precious little introspection or scuttlebutt here -- and honestly, I'd take either. ‐ National Post
Read More | Posted Sep 17, 2018
59% White Boy Rick (2018) It's a sad story of a young, naïve and underprivileged boy used by the system for its own ends. But White Boy Rick can't manage to capture the excitement of that life as it was unfurling, nor the sadness we feel looking back on it.‐ National Post
Read More | Posted Sep 14, 2018
1/5 26% The Nun (2018) To borrow a term from Catholic dogma, I have to confess it left me cold.‐ National Post
Read More | Posted Sep 10, 2018
4/5 50% Tulipani: Love, Honour and a Bicycle (2017) Tulipani is a shaggy-dog story that rewards those who hang onto its twisty narrative. Not that it's hard to pay attention, give the winsome characters and breezy plot.‐ National Post
Read More | Posted Sep 10, 2018
83% Cardinals (2017) Responsibility is the film's watchword, and if you want to know who among the cast and crew is responsible for its quality, the answer is simple; everyone.‐ National Post
Read More | Posted Sep 6, 2018
3/5 90% Trench 11 (2017) Trench 11 is a slightly uneven outing, never quite sure if it wants to jump-scare us, creep us out or just science us into fear... The result is a decent thriller, and more than enough to satisfy until the next great war/horror comes along.‐ National Post
Read More | Posted Sep 5, 2018
3.5/5 93% Searching (2018) ... it's still fun to watch Cho's impression of a man gradually coming unglued over the course of 100 minutes.‐ National Post
Read More | Posted Aug 31, 2018
4/5 90% We the Animals (2018) Zagar's loose shooting style - often handheld, and using actual film to mirror the analogue decade of the setting - lets the story unfold an a languid, natural pace.‐ National Post
Read More | Posted Aug 24, 2018
3/5 97% 1945 (2017) The film is nonetheless a trenchant examination of what happens in the wake of genocide, to survivors, witnesses, the participants and those who merely stood and watched.‐ National Post
Read More | Posted Aug 23, 2018
3/5 54% The Bookshop (2018) The Bookshop is a slow-moving affair, but it's worth watching its stars go through their paces.‐ National Post
Read More | Posted Aug 23, 2018
1/5 22% The Happytime Murders (2018) The pair's investigations take them into slums, drug dens...all of them setting up two varieties of boring, fluid-based in-your-face humour: jokes you've probably seen done better elsewhere; and jokes you really don't want to see done at all. ‐ National Post
Read More | Posted Aug 23, 2018
3/5 78% Breath (2018) The film's plot is as capricious and changeable as the sea, which may annoy those looking for more to, you know, happen.‐ National Post
Read More | Posted Aug 23, 2018
3.5/5 53% Papillon (2018) ['Papillon'] feels for a time like it might not lift itself above this level of audience engagement, but the turning point comes about halfway through the film..when Papillon...has just weathered two years in solitary confinement.‐ National Post
Read More | Posted Aug 23, 2018
3/5 80% Alpha (2018) It's a modest plot, and director and co-writer Albert Hughes (The Book of Eli) never quite manages to give the material the existential oomph required of a lost-in-the-wilderness tale.‐ National Post
Read More | Posted Aug 17, 2018
3.5/5 No Score Yet Wall (2017) Technical quibbles aside, Wall is an engrossing and individual discussion of a seemingly intractable problem that was originally floated as a solution. ‐ National Post
Read More | Posted Aug 17, 2018
3/5 93% Nico, 1988 (2018) For all its dour Teutonic humour, Nico, 1988 has an upward trajectory that finds Päffgen dealing with her demons, and finding renewed joy in performing; her Prague concert is the movie's musical apex.‐ National Post
Read More | Posted Aug 17, 2018