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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
C- 34% I Feel Pretty (2018) Tending to be a paint-by-numbers romcom over an innovative comedic treatise on superficiality, it's noticeably lacking in Schumer's branded wit, wisdom and acerbic bite.‐ Fresh Fiction
Read More | Posted Apr 19, 2018
51% Rampage (2018) Though it shows the occasional blip of rollicking good camp and goofy charm, it primarily takes itself far too seriously for its own good. ‐ SassyMamaInLA
Read More | Posted Apr 11, 2018
D- 14% Blumhouse's Truth or Dare (2018) This gasser of a schlocky horror film should only be experienced on a dare.‐ Fresh Fiction
Read More | Posted Apr 11, 2018
A- 90% Grace Jones: Bloodlight and Bami (2018) The film goes into some fascinating places, serving as social commentary and a valuable lesson on being an assertive woman in the music business.‐ Fresh Fiction
Read More | Posted Apr 9, 2018
A- 82% Blockers (2018) This is not only sex-positive, honest and absurdly hilarious, but it's bound to give parental relationships everywhere the healthy communicative tools they need.‐ Fresh Fiction
Read More | Posted Apr 5, 2018
B 77% Chappaquiddick (2018) You may think you know the whole story, but Curran's feature showcases a whole other side to the facts, whilst simultaneously crafting a timely cautionary tale for today.‐ Fresh Fiction
Read More | Posted Apr 5, 2018
D 60% Ismael's Ghosts (Les fantômes d'Ismaël) (2018) This is an absolute chore to sit through.‐ Fresh Fiction
Read More | Posted Apr 5, 2018
C- 44% The Miracle Season (2018) Even though Line's legacy manages to shine through, instilling audiences with a heartfelt message, a less paint-by-numbers film was left in the locker room.‐ Fresh Fiction
Read More | Posted Apr 5, 2018
24% Tyler Perry's Acrimony (2018) On the whole, it's ridiculous, incredulous and outlandish, but at least Perry knows how to make his practically-trademarked brand of crazy valued clap-back entertainment.‐ Fresh Fiction
Read More | Posted Apr 1, 2018
B 73% Ready Player One (2018) This is a hugely entertaining thrill ride that opens up further the more times you press play.‐ Fresh Fiction
Read More | Posted Mar 27, 2018
43% Pacific Rim Uprising (2018) Even though this film does all the things a sequel supposed to do, it still manages to deliver a tepid, lukewarm response.‐ Fresh Fiction
Read More | Posted Mar 22, 2018
A- 52% Flower (2018) Pitch black humor combusts like fireworks in this refreshing, ribald, raucous tale. This is a cult classic that will endure.‐ SassyMamaInLA
Read More | Posted Mar 19, 2018
C- 79% Unsane (2018) With a deliberately off-putting aesthetic and a questionable narrative with very little satisfying return, this is an experiment that implodes before the resolve.‐ Fresh Fiction
Read More | Posted Mar 19, 2018
49% Tomb Raider (2018) There's something about seeing this strong female character push her capabilities that's genuinely thrilling and empowering. We finally have a worthy cinematic avatar!‐ Fresh Fiction
Read More | Posted Mar 14, 2018
B+ 97% The Rider (2018) This haunting drama is a spiritual, perhaps more understated cousin of The Wrestler , handled with a deft, tender touch.‐ Fresh Fiction
Read More | Posted Mar 10, 2018
45% The Hurricane Heist (2018) Rob Cohen's riotous actioner spectacularly delivers on the promise of satisfying popcorn movie moments.‐ Fresh Fiction
Read More | Posted Mar 9, 2018
D- 41% Gringo (2018) Beleaguered by problematic pacing issues, scenarios that never snap together easily, and horrendously-drawn characters, this​ is a placebo for what should be a rousing, raucous romp.‐ SassyMamaInLA
Read More | Posted Mar 8, 2018
B+ 73% Ghostbusters (2016) It's absolutely hilarious, whip smart, a whole lot of fun and certainly the best studio tentpole you'll see this summer.‐ SassyMamaInLA
Read More | Posted Mar 7, 2018
C- 39% A Wrinkle in Time (2018) While this divisive adaptation is ambitious, visionary and cosmic, it's just as equally problematic, awkward and frustrating.‐ Fresh Fiction
Read More | Posted Mar 7, 2018
17% Death Wish (2018) This is a wish-fulfillment fantasy the NRA will celebrate - and that's what's truly disturbing.‐ Fresh Fiction
Read More | Posted Mar 1, 2018
A 92% Love, Simon (2018) Not only would this make John Hughes stand up and cheer, its honesty and tenderness are destined to leave a lasting legacy.‐ Fresh Fiction
Read More | Posted Feb 26, 2018
D+ 15% Mute (2018) While it hints at a modest complexity bubbling beneath the surface, it's never particularly interested in making a resounding statement.‐ Fresh Fiction
Read More | Posted Feb 24, 2018
82% Game Night (2018) The filmmakers have created a hilarious, highly-stylized, madcap caper that's alarmingly clever in the meta ways they infuse pop cinema language.‐ Fresh Fiction
Read More | Posted Feb 22, 2018
A- 87% Annihilation (2018) Garland's riveting interpretation of the novel is a consciousness-altering trip that will alter audiences on a cellular and molecular level.‐ SassyMamaInLA
Read More | Posted Feb 21, 2018
D 47% Red Sparrow (2018) Its only defining trait is its screwed-up sense of feminism.‐ Fresh Fiction
Read More | Posted Feb 16, 2018
92% Breathe (2015) Infused with magnetic, dynamic performances from the leading ladies, this is breathtaking filmmaking.‐ AWFJ Women on Film
Read More | Posted Feb 13, 2018
18% Wildcats (1986) As they say in the game, this one moves the chains. This is an underappreciated, often misunderstood, and wildly feminist gem.‐ AWFJ Women on Film
Read More | Posted Feb 13, 2018
C+ 71% Double Lover (L'amant double) (2018) Ozon's film is both laudable and laughable, delightfully wicked and deliciously ludicrous. However, it's consistently spellbinding.‐ Fresh Fiction
Read More | Posted Feb 12, 2018
D- 25% The 15:17 to Paris (2018) This isn't just a train wreck. It's the sound of Clint Eastwood's career death knell.‐ Fresh Fiction
Read More | Posted Feb 8, 2018
C- 13% Fifty Shades Freed (2018) This third chapter closes the book on all the hijinks we've endured for the past 6 years, finally giving the audience the release (pun intended) we've all been craving.‐ Fresh Fiction
Read More | Posted Feb 8, 2018
C- 62% Peter Rabbit (2018) Assuredly, it's cute and cuddly, but this is #NotMyPeterRabbit - and I'm left wondering, who is this actually for?‐ Fresh Fiction
Read More | Posted Feb 7, 2018
A- 96% Black Panther (2018) Not only does it live up to the expected levels of epic exhilaration, it surpasses them, digging its claws into real-world social and political profundity. ‐ Fresh Fiction
Read More | Posted Feb 6, 2018
D+ 16% The Cloverfield Paradox (2018) While this doesn't breathe new life into the genre, or even the series itself, the blueprint was certainly there to have constructed a much better model.‐ Fresh Fiction
Read More | Posted Feb 5, 2018
D- 14% Winchester (2018) What should have been a fun, entertaining jaunt winds up being a maddening, frightful bore.‐ Fresh Fiction
Read More | Posted Feb 2, 2018
B 61% Before I Wake (2018) Flanagan and Howard weave Boogeyman-style scares and emotional resonance into the fabric of a genre film. It's perhaps their darkest, most contemplative work to date.‐ Fresh Fiction
Read More | Posted Jan 27, 2018
C- 82% Lu Over the Wall (Yoake tsugeru Rû no uta) (2018) The first act is solid, setting up the burgeoning shenanigans. That said, there's still too much weight that threatens to sink the picture's buoyancy. ‐ Fresh Fiction
Read More | Posted Jan 21, 2018
A+ 100% Paddington 2 (2018) With a heartening, valuable and wholesome message, coupled with dazzling animation and a smashing dose of whimsical hilarity and fun, this is an unforgettable cinematic gift. ‐ Fresh Fiction
Read More | Posted Jan 18, 2018
D- 41% Den of Thieves (2018) Desperately wanting to be HEAT for a new testosterone-fueled, aggro-male generation, it utterly fails to do anything remotely exciting or entertaining with the mimeograph. ‐ Fresh Fiction
Read More | Posted Jan 18, 2018
54% 12 Strong (2018) 12 Strong is a heartfelt and respectful tribute to heroes whose sacrifice, commitment and courage shouldn't go unnoticed. ‐ Fresh Fiction
Read More | Posted Jan 17, 2018
42% Maze Runner: The Death Cure (2018) The Death Cure utterly fails to do anything surprising or spectacular that hadn't previously been laid out. It's a dead-end maze of questions the filmmakers themselves seem to be lost inside.‐ SassyMamaInLA
Read More | Posted Jan 17, 2018
C 28% Proud Mary (2018) Mary's redemptive journey of a woman reclaiming independence through wisdom and wit comes alive in Henson's capable hands.‐ Fresh Fiction
Read More | Posted Jan 12, 2018
C+ 57% The Commuter (2018) Hitchcockian in the most basic of constructs and modestly suspenseful in the right spots, The Commuter blessedly allows for Neeson to Neeson his way outta sticky situations.‐ Fresh Fiction
Read More | Posted Jan 11, 2018
C- 32% Insidious: The Last Key (2018) While director Adam Robitel's prequel is the best follow-up in the franchise, it also doesn't do much to make itself genuinely memorable.‐ Fresh Fiction
Read More | Posted Jan 3, 2018
56% The Greatest Showman (2017) Do yourselves a favor: buy the soundtrack and make up your own plot to connect the dots in between the songs. What's there now is utterly tone-deaf.‐ SassyMamaInLA
Read More | Posted Dec 20, 2017
F 31% Pitch Perfect 3 (2017) Pitch Perfect 3 is aca-awful - and dangerously regressive with its views on female empowerment.‐ Fresh Fiction
Read More | Posted Dec 19, 2017
B- 91% Star Wars: The Last Jedi (2017) It certainly captures the sense of awe and imagination of what we love best about that universe. While it's not entirely without faults, it is entirely entertaining.‐ Fresh Fiction
Read More | Posted Dec 12, 2017
B- 76% Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle (2017) Jumanji: Welcome To The Jungle captures a solid sense of exciting "B Movie" adventure, tying together a plot with resonant emotional stakes and characters you care about.‐ SassyMamaInLA
Read More | Posted Dec 9, 2017
C- 91% Phantom Thread (2018) It essentially goes out of style once it hits the runway.‐ Fresh Fiction
Read More | Posted Dec 7, 2017
A 87% The Post (2018) There's a pressing urgency and electricity infused - one that reinvigorates the master filmmaker. [It] makes you sit further forward in your seat.‐ Fresh Fiction
Read More | Posted Dec 6, 2017
A 92% The Shape of Water (2017) Guillermo Del Toro has crafted a soaring, heavenly feature that's both a love letter to cinema and an anthem for outsiders everywhere. ‐ SassyMamaInLA
Read More | Posted Dec 1, 2017