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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
2/5 49% Going in Style (2017) Perhaps required a handshake agreement with Warner Bros. that [Braff] would be barred from including a Shins song on the soundtrack.‐ AllMovie
Read More | Posted Apr 7, 2017
1.5/5 45% Saban's Power Rangers (2017) A hollow, two-hour blast of stifling backstory, product placement, and big-budget nonsense.‐ AllMovie
Read More | Posted Mar 24, 2017
4/5 91% Raw (2017) A nimbly crafted bit of subversive horror.‐ AllMovie
Read More | Posted Mar 10, 2017
2.5/5 63% Before I Fall (2017) It's refreshing, at least, to see a YA film that doesn't feel the need to hide behind a postapocalyptic conceit.‐ AllMovie
Read More | Posted Mar 3, 2017
2/5 35% The Great Wall (2017) It's hard not to be cynical about this film.‐ AllMovie
Read More | Posted Feb 16, 2017
2/5 7% Rings (2017) Gutiérrez and his team of writers tried to deepen the mythology of the Ring universe, but it's ultimately an exercise in futility.‐ AllMovie
Read More | Posted Feb 3, 2017
2.5/5 35% Live By Night (2017) An overstuffed, paint-by-numbers gangster drama that does little to distinguish itself from the crowded mediocrity of its contemporaries.‐ AllMovie
Read More | Posted Jan 13, 2017
1.5/5 23% The Bye Bye Man (2017) A sloppy, derivative collage of the worst studio-sanctioned genre trappings.‐ AllMovie
Read More | Posted Jan 13, 2017
3/5 94% Fences (2016) It's a testament to the movie's soaring performances that they are able to elicit interest and evoke strong emotions despite Fences' aesthetic deficiencies.‐ AllMovie
Read More | Posted Dec 28, 2016
4/5 96% Paterson (2016) A beautiful little paean to the trivialities and triumphs of everyday life.‐ AllMovie
Read More | Posted Dec 28, 2016
1/5 14% Collateral Beauty (2016) Director David Frankel and his dishonorable scribe Allan Loeb have crafted this interminable, manipulative weepie under the guise of doling out some greater truth or beauty.‐ AllMovie
Read More | Posted Dec 15, 2016
2/5 41% Office Christmas Party (2016) The directors get so wrapped up in their underwritten characters and slipshod finale that you'll almost forget this is supposed to be a Christmas movie.‐ AllMovie
Read More | Posted Dec 9, 2016
4.5/5 88% Jackie (2016) Larraín pieces together the fabric of Jackie's character with striking command and unmistakable purpose.‐ AllMovie
Read More | Posted Dec 1, 2016
1.5/5 23% Bad Santa 2 (2016) Plays out like a seventh-grader's mimicking of the original: chock-full of sex, booze, and four-letter insults, but stripped of any originality or subversive pluck.‐ AllMovie
Read More | Posted Nov 22, 2016
3.5/5 95% The Edge of Seventeen (2016) By not belittling the melancholies of adolescence, and staying away from the twee trappings of the genre, Kelly Fremon Craig's debut rings true with authenticity.‐ AllMovie
Read More | Posted Nov 17, 2016
4.5/5 94% Arrival (2016) A strikingly human film, one that's concerned much more with the feebleness of language and the fragility of time than with its mysterious extraterrestrial visitors.‐ AllMovie
Read More | Posted Nov 11, 2016
2.5/5 86% Hacksaw Ridge (2016) While [Gibson's] portrayal of Doss' heroism on the battlefield is moving and honorable, neither the tedious setup nor the ham-fisted delivery should get a free pass.‐ AllMovie
Read More | Posted Nov 2, 2016
3.5/5 98% Moonlight (2016) Jenkins' emotionally resonant and ambitious approach to filmmaking allows the picture to outshine its shortcomings.‐ AllMovie
Read More | Posted Oct 21, 2016
3/5 20% Keeping Up With The Joneses (2016) Harmlessly funny, albeit immediately forgettable.‐ AllMovie
Read More | Posted Oct 20, 2016
3.5/5 78% Kevin Hart: What Now? (2016) The gregarious Hart's presence is more than enough to fill the cavernous football stadium.‐ AllMovie
Read More | Posted Oct 19, 2016
4/5 78% American Honey (2016) Alive with the splendor of youth and the wandering sense of freedom that so many other road movies have tried and failed to harness.‐ AllMovie
Read More | Posted Sep 28, 2016
1.5/5 0% The Disappointments Room (2016) Caruso's completely unremarkable attempt at a psychological-horror flick is a mixed bag of clichés and loose ends. ‐ AllMovie
Read More | Posted Sep 9, 2016
2.5/5 59% The Light Between Oceans (2016) Its depictions of searing guilt amount to little more than tight close-ups of teary-eyed actors.‐ AllMovie
Read More | Posted Sep 1, 2016
3.5/5 82% Sausage Party (2016) Unquestionably dumb and distasteful, but stakes its claim as the funniest film of the season.‐ AllMovie
Read More | Posted Aug 11, 2016
1/5 14% Nine Lives (2016) Sadistic cinematic punishment. The folks at the Golden Raspberry Award Foundation have just been handed a masterpiece.‐ AllMovie
Read More | Posted Aug 5, 2016
2/5 66% Nerve (2016) Eventually sunk by its cobbled-together premise and the filmmakers' inability to deliver an appropriate payoff.‐ AllMovie
Read More | Posted Jul 27, 2016
2.5/5 70% The Infiltrator (2016) Furman has a true story and a compelling cast on his side, but his bland direction leaves The Infiltrator struggling to find its own identity.‐ AllMovie
Read More | Posted Jul 14, 2016
2/5 30% Independence Day: Resurgence (2016) Packed with industrial-size schmaltz and about six too many subplots.‐ AllMovie
Read More | Posted Jun 24, 2016
2/5 57% The Neon Demon (2016) Pretension and poor writing dressed up as art-house cinema.‐ AllMovie
Read More | Posted Jun 23, 2016
3/5 93% Tickled (2016) Farrier and Reeve do yeoman's work in getting to the bottom of Jane O'Brien Media, and the evidence they find constitutes an engrossing work of documentary filmmaking.‐ AllMovie
Read More | Posted Jun 16, 2016
2.5/5 86% Maggie's Plan (2016) A highbrow rom-com of the most vanilla variety.‐ AllMovie
Read More | Posted May 20, 2016
1/5 3% The Darkness (2016) So remarkably bad by just about every metric by which it could be judged.‐ AllMovie
Read More | Posted May 13, 2016
4/5 88% The Lobster (2016) Lanthimos takes our intrinsic desire for companionship, filters it through a funhouse mirror, and reflects it back to us brilliantly.‐ AllMovie
Read More | Posted May 13, 2016
2/5 24% Being Charlie (2016) Buoyed by some nice performances, but it's too full of on-the-nose messages and platitudes to be appealing.‐ AllMovie
Read More | Posted May 6, 2016
2.5/5 18% Ratchet & Clank (2016) It's tough to understand why this adaptation is happening now, but parents looking for a matinee outing for their young ones could do a lot worse than this.‐ AllMovie
Read More | Posted Apr 29, 2016
1.5/5 17% The Huntsman: Winter's War (2016) Even the dexterous A-list cast can't save the day...Winter's War is dead on arrival.‐ AllMovie
Read More | Posted Apr 21, 2016
4/5 90% Green Room (2016) Saulnier has his finger on the pulse of the audience throughout the entire flick, and his understanding of genre filmmaking is a force to be reckoned with.‐ AllMovie
Read More | Posted Apr 15, 2016
2.5/5 52% Demolition (2016) Vallée and screenwriter Bryan Sipe throw subtlety to the wind in this flat, heavy-handed look at coping with an immense personal tragedy.‐ AllMovie
Read More | Posted Apr 8, 2016
4/5 86% Everybody Wants Some!! (2016) Linklater balances the wistful glow of memory with a quick-witted script, a tremendous young cast, and a vibe of effortless cool that has defined his filmmaking career.‐ AllMovie
Read More | Posted Apr 7, 2016
1/5 8% God's Not Dead 2 (2016) So woefully misguided, so self-aggrandizing, that it becomes the antithesis of the values of the man it wishes to defend.‐ AllMovie
Read More | Posted Apr 5, 2016
4/5 83% Midnight Special (2016) A rare genre film that's as emotionally involving as it is visually appealing.‐ AllMovie
Read More | Posted Mar 30, 2016
3.5/5 88% Born To Be Blue (2016) Budreau's melding of fact and fiction mostly succeeds, thanks in large part to a never-better Ethan Hawke as the jazzman.‐ AllMovie
Read More | Posted Mar 25, 2016
2/5 18% I Saw the Light (2016) The seminal events of Williams' life and career, as well as his essence as a performer, take a backseat to the clumsy, cookie-cutter storytelling.‐ AllMovie
Read More | Posted Mar 24, 2016
1.5/5 12% The Divergent Series: Allegiant (2016) The third entry in the Divergent series arrives with barely a whimper; no longer able to skate by on the charisma of its cast.‐ AllMovie
Read More | Posted Mar 18, 2016
3.5/5 97% Krisha (2016) Despite the familiarity of its conceit, this is a bold debut feature.‐ AllMovie
Read More | Posted Mar 17, 2016
1.5/5 27% The Perfect Match (2016) Doesn't have nearly enough laughs or emotionally involving moments.‐ AllMovie
Read More | Posted Mar 11, 2016
4/5 90% 10 Cloverfield Lane (2016) Trachtenberg impressively weaves together a delightful amalgamation of past influences, red herrings, and unrelenting tension.‐ AllMovie
Read More | Posted Mar 10, 2016
4/5 45% Knight of Cups (2016) Meditative, melancholy, and terrifically moving.‐ AllMovie
Read More | Posted Mar 3, 2016
2.5/5 53% Triple 9 (2016) There's a really slick crime thriller here that doesn't have room to breathe under the weight of the overstuffed cast and muddled plot.‐ AllMovie
Read More | Posted Feb 25, 2016
4/5 91% The Witch (2016) A hypnotic and psychologically engrossing picture.‐ AllMovie
Read More | Posted Feb 18, 2016