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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
51% Generation Wealth (2018) GENERATION WEALTH is neither shocking, nor revealing, nor original --- nor compelling.‐ Kaplan vs. Kaplan
Read More | Posted Jul 20, 2018
78% Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again (2018) The movie is a crowd pleaser that showcases the substantial vocals of Lily James and Amanda Seyfried. ‐ Kaplan vs. Kaplan
Read More | Posted Jul 19, 2018
76% Don't Worry, He Won't Get Far on Foot (2018) What starts out in a very dark place for characters and moviegoers alike evolves into a deeply engaging story of hope, friendship, empathy and inspiration. ‐ Kaplan vs. Kaplan
Read More | Posted Jul 13, 2018
87% Ant-Man and the Wasp (2018) ANT-MAN AND THE WASP is solid family fun, and if you missed the first installment from 2015, it doesn't matter --- you will still enjoy the sequel. Having said that, however, the movie is a bit too long at a shade under two hours. ‐ Kaplan vs. Kaplan
Read More | Posted Jun 30, 2018
100% Leave No Trace (2018) Tom's self-awakening creates a wedge in their relationship, and when the inevitable happens, we are neither surprised nor shocked. But more importantly, we are not sufficiently moved.‐ Kaplan vs. Kaplan
Read More | Posted Jun 29, 2018
51% Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom (2018) From the exceptional special effects, to Oscar recipient Michael Giacchino's exciting score, to a cast of characters to care about, the film is a sequel to embrace. ‐ Kaplan vs. Kaplan
Read More | Posted Jun 20, 2018
55% Tag (2018) The initial confrontation between two of the friends, Hoagie and Bob, is the funniest. The rest of the film has a hard time living up to that first scene. ‐ Kaplan vs. Kaplan
Read More | Posted Jun 14, 2018
94% Incredibles 2 (2018) INCREDIBLES 2 never wears out its welcome. The movie features nearly non-stop laugh-out-loud humor.‐ Kaplan vs. Kaplan
Read More | Posted Jun 12, 2018
99% Won't You Be My Neighbor? (2018) Snippets of little ones hugging and kissing Daniel, accompanied by Fred's high-pitched voice, are treasures of innocence not yet lost.‐ Kaplan vs. Kaplan
Read More | Posted Jun 4, 2018
71% Solo: A Star Wars Story (2018) Anchored by a strong, even heroic performance from Alden Ehrenreich who manages to accomplish the near impossible --- do justice to the iconic character perfected by Harrison Ford. Otherwise, SOLO is pretty standard stuff.‐ Kaplan vs. Kaplan
Read More | Posted May 22, 2018
82% Deadpool 2 (2018) I'm not convinced that a third entry is necessary, or what the filmmakers can come up with to support yet another encore.‐ Kaplan vs. Kaplan
Read More | Posted May 17, 2018
53% Book Club (2018) BOOK CLUB might be considered a "chick flick". However, since the film also touches on men's issues, it's not so. In the process, it manages to avoid the cliches of getting older for both sexes.‐ Kaplan vs. Kaplan
Read More | Posted May 16, 2018
69% On Chesil Beach (2018) It's too bad that the buildup to the film's denouement does not adequately prepare the audience for what should have been an emotional turn of events. I'm not at all convinced that the payoff is worth the wait.‐ Kaplan vs. Kaplan
Read More | Posted May 15, 2018
94% Beast (2018) "Beast" is a frightening piece of work, despite its lack of violence. Adding to the suspense, Pearce is very clever having his entire cast act a little unhinged.‐ Kaplan vs. Kaplan
Read More | Posted May 10, 2018
93% RBG (2018) Her impact on behalf of women's rights is so vital in American history, it would have been a travesty not to have her amazing life --- along with her musings and her humor --- as a permanent record on film. ‐ Kaplan vs. Kaplan
Read More | Posted May 2, 2018
85% Let the Sunshine In (Un beau soleil intérieur) (2018) "Let The Sunshine In", is notable for the marvelous performance by its leading lady, Juliette Binoche. ‐ Kaplan vs. Kaplan
Read More | Posted Apr 30, 2018
92% Love & Bananas: An Elephant Story (2018) The film is a true labor of love for all involved. It's heartwarming to see elephants, once the slaves of men, frolicking in the mud, commingling, and generally relishing what elephants are meant to be doing.‐ Kaplan vs. Kaplan
Read More | Posted Apr 27, 2018
83% Avengers: Infinity War (2018) The reported budget of about $300 million should, in all likelihood, look like a bargain when the final returns are tallied. ‐ Kaplan vs. Kaplan
Read More | Posted Apr 25, 2018
84% Disobedience (2018) A well-crafted story about love, desire, self-awareness and the freedom of choice. It is a powerful testament to the often irresistible forces of human attraction.‐ Kaplan vs. Kaplan
Read More | Posted Apr 25, 2018
68% The Seagull (2018) This may very well be Bening's finest performance in an illustrious career. From the range of emotions she displays, to her final haunted look as the movie fades to black, Bening is utterly memorable.‐ Kaplan vs. Kaplan
Read More | Posted Apr 25, 2018
97% The Rider (2018) "The Rider" plays like a virtual documentary, and in some ways it is just that. Yet these flesh-and-blood denizens of South Dakota are quite credible actors, a tribute to Zhao's skill behind the camera. ‐ Kaplan vs. Kaplan
Read More | Posted Apr 11, 2018
92% Lean on Pete (2018) Plummer renders a shockingly good performance, one that moviegoers will look back on as his true breakthrough role.‐ Kaplan vs. Kaplan
Read More | Posted Apr 3, 2018
73% Ready Player One (2018) References to iconic films of the past to satisfy the most demanding of cinematic historians --- Much more entertaining than "Avatar".‐ Kaplan vs. Kaplan
Read More | Posted Mar 29, 2018
74% Final Portrait (2018) Rush's performance calls to mind his Oscar-winning turn in "Shine" (1996) where he played a crazed pianist. ‐ Kaplan vs. Kaplan
Read More | Posted Mar 22, 2018
90% Isle of Dogs (2018) "Isle of Dogs" is visually spectacular, features an incredible cast of voice actors, and immediately captures the audience's attention with an hypnotic score by Alexandre Desplat.‐ Kaplan vs. Kaplan
Read More | Posted Mar 22, 2018
49% Tomb Raider (2018) "Tomb Raider" is a real cliff hanger --- literally on at least two occasions --- and it's a classic popcorn movie. Despite what Jeanne writes, the film's action sequences make it eminently watchable.‐ Kaplan vs. Kaplan
Read More | Posted Mar 16, 2018
40% Gringo (2018) A reasonably entertaining dark comedy with a solid cast and some genuine laughs.‐ Kaplan vs. Kaplan
Read More | Posted Mar 10, 2018
40% A Wrinkle in Time (2018) This latest effort from director Ava DuVernay is too scary for little kids, and too inept for adults.‐ Kaplan vs. Kaplan
Read More | Posted Mar 8, 2018
47% Red Sparrow (2018) Lawrence has now rendered the most challenging role of her career, and her best performance, by far. ‐ Kaplan vs. Kaplan
Read More | Posted Feb 27, 2018
81% The Party (2018) How refreshing to see a feature-length film in only an hour and eleven minutes --- less than the average blockbuster and more entertaining.‐ Kaplan vs. Kaplan
Read More | Posted Feb 16, 2018
No Score Yet The Girl Who Invented Kissing (2017) I truly loved this film. It deserves a chance at wide distribution, and I believe audiences will appreciate its pathos, heart, and good humor.‐ Kaplan vs. Kaplan
Read More | Posted Feb 15, 2018
82% Early Man (2018) My heartiest laugh came at the very beginning when a volcano erupts, and a bird atop a cliff watching the whole event suddenly dons a pair of sunglasses. Why couldn't there have been more of that type of silly, but funny, humor? ‐ Kaplan vs. Kaplan
Read More | Posted Feb 14, 2018
97% Black Panther (2018) The set designs are extraordinary, and the movie features a surprise ending --- especially for those who left the theatre prematurely --- with a timely message about international togetherness. ‐ Kaplan vs. Kaplan
Read More | Posted Feb 6, 2018
63% Please Stand By (2018) Fanning delivers a resplendent performance as the central character, and her co-stars are equally deft in their roles. ‐ Kaplan vs. Kaplan
Read More | Posted Jan 25, 2018
36% The Leisure Seeker (2018) Alas, "The Leisure Seeker" is neither funny nor poignant, and without those two attributes, the finale has no emotional depth. ‐ Kaplan vs. Kaplan
Read More | Posted Jan 17, 2018
100% Paddington 2 (2018) "Paddington 2" is a sweet and fun family adventure, full of laughs, some surprises and a glittering array of actors.‐ Kaplan vs. Kaplan
Read More | Posted Jan 10, 2018
87% The Post (2018) Streep manages to thrill us with mere words. And it doesn't hurt to see a strong woman stand up to a room full of condescending white men. ‐ Kaplan vs. Kaplan
Read More | Posted Jan 9, 2018
77% All the Money in the World (2017) What happened to John Paul Getty III? Were the kidnappers ever convicted of the crime? What about Gail? None of these questions were addressed, which would have made "All The Money In The World" that much better.‐ Kaplan vs. Kaplan
Read More | Posted Dec 19, 2017
91% Star Wars: The Last Jedi (2017) I can say that the film is visually spectacular, with another superb soundtrack from John Williams, and mostly well cast. ‐ Kaplan vs. Kaplan
Read More | Posted Dec 14, 2017
92% The Shape of Water (2017) This fertile product of del Toro's vivid imagination is a fabulous beacon of hope contrasted to the turbulent era of 1962 in world history.‐ Kaplan vs. Kaplan
Read More | Posted Dec 5, 2017
95% Call Me by Your Name (2018) "Call Me By Your Name" is not simply a movie that will be embraced by the LGBT community. It is a story about love and friendship that should be appreciated by everybody. ‐ Kaplan vs. Kaplan
Read More | Posted Nov 25, 2017
97% Coco (2017) It's not a stretch to speculate that this movie --- while a lock for a Best Animated Feature nomination --- is a legitimate contender for Best Picture. ‐ Kaplan vs. Kaplan
Read More | Posted Nov 21, 2017
85% Darkest Hour (2017) Did the world really need yet another version of Winston Churchill's first few days in office? With Gary Oldman portraying the crusty Prime Minister, the answer is yes.‐ Kaplan vs. Kaplan
Read More | Posted Nov 21, 2017
80% The Man Who Invented Christmas (2017) Watching Dan Stevens in the lead role feels like we're witnessing the real man in his lifetime. It's an awesome performance, and "The Man Who Invented Christmas" is top-notch entertainment.‐ Kaplan vs. Kaplan
Read More | Posted Nov 19, 2017
57% Murder On The Orient Express (2017) Keeps you guessing until the climactic ending, ... it's worth the wait. ‐ Kaplan vs. Kaplan
Read More | Posted Nov 8, 2017
92% Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri (2017) I imagine the story speaks to untold numbers of families who have suffered --- and continue to suffer --- from unsolved tragedies involving loved ones. ‐ Kaplan vs. Kaplan
Read More | Posted Nov 5, 2017
77% Last Flag Flying (2017) Linklater's editing partner, Sandra Adair, calls the performances "an embarrassment of riches" --- 100% correct about the lead players and their exquisite portrayals.‐ Kaplan vs. Kaplan
Read More | Posted Nov 2, 2017
92% Thor: Ragnarok (2017) We can always depend on Hemsworth's style of not taking himself too seriously, and it works well.‐ Kaplan vs. Kaplan
Read More | Posted Nov 2, 2017
88% Novitiate (2017) "Novitiate" has no weak moments. It is flawless --- especially for a novice director.‐ Kaplan vs. Kaplan
Read More | Posted Oct 25, 2017
8% The Snowman (2017) I found the plot a bit confusing with its myriad of characters, then and now.‐ Kaplan vs. Kaplan
Read More | Posted Oct 20, 2017