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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
2/5 35% Glass (2019) The monotony replacing ambition pushes viewers to be ready for washed-out despondency.‐ Every Movie Has a Lesson
Read More | Posted Jan 16, 2019
4/5 92% Stan & Ollie (2018) Stars Steve Coogan and John C. Reilly recapture and remake that brand of magic with equal shimmer and shine calling upon more than enough art of their own.‐ Every Movie Has a Lesson
Read More | Posted Jan 7, 2019
4/5 97% They Shall Not Grow Old (2018) Palpable and prodigious in accomplishment, this film can become a monument all its own.‐ Every Movie Has a Lesson
Read More | Posted Dec 27, 2018
5/5 95% If Beale Street Could Talk (2019) Through its sights and sounds, this film is smashing and significant to present what is beautiful through all that is painful.‐ Every Movie Has a Lesson
Read More | Posted Dec 25, 2018
3/5 64% Vice (2018) Hazy in some moments, hasty in others, and always provocative, Vice is easily the most polarizing film of the year. ‐ Every Movie Has a Lesson
Read More | Posted Dec 23, 2018
3/5 92% Bumblebee (2018) Plenty of loud-and-dumb still exists, but at least the pompous hubris and sophomoric fixations that fuel it are exchanged for those three missing elements of tone, character, and heart.‐ Every Movie Has a Lesson
Read More | Posted Dec 20, 2018
4/5 64% Aquaman (2018) Royalty is merely dignified status. Heroes are revered legends. Cue the "why not both" gif and you've got Aquaman.‐ Every Movie Has a Lesson
Read More | Posted Dec 18, 2018
4/5 No Score Yet When Jeff Tried to Save the World (2018) Not only has writer-director Kendall Goldberg fleshed out this excellent main character, she guides it through this plot with a matching sense imagination and earnestness. ‐ Every Movie Has a Lesson
Read More | Posted Dec 12, 2018
3/5 93% The Favourite (2018) The boredom and dryness still dominate to blast away chances for connection like buckshot through a targeted pigeon's feathers and flesh.‐ Every Movie Has a Lesson
Read More | Posted Dec 11, 2018
5/5 96% Roma (2018) Viscerally and emotionally, this cinematic exercise of harrowing gratitude is a transcendent experience.‐ Every Movie Has a Lesson
Read More | Posted Dec 3, 2018
4/5 No Score Yet Mercury in Retrograde (2017) Public musings and private confessions get louder and more pointed to observe the further Smith takes them.‐ Every Movie Has a Lesson
Read More | Posted Nov 30, 2018
4/5 No Score Yet Rendezvous in Chicago (2018) Smith continues to create characters that look, act, and fit their narratives to a heightened degree.‐ Every Movie Has a Lesson
Read More | Posted Nov 30, 2018
4/5 99% The Guilty (Den skyldige) (2018) The Guilty is as smooth and taut of a 85-minute feature as you'll see, no matter the language.‐ Every Movie Has a Lesson
Read More | Posted Nov 27, 2018
4/5 89% Born To Be Blue (2016) Presenting a career-best performance from Ethan Hawke, Born to Be Blue earns its place as one of the best jazz movies to grace the screen.‐ Every Movie Has a Lesson
Read More | Posted Nov 27, 2018
4/5 83% Creed II (2018) Soaked in pugilistic blood, fervent sweat, and warranted tears, Creed II is comfortably ingrained big screen entertainment.‐ Every Movie Has a Lesson
Read More | Posted Nov 20, 2018
4/5 91% Widows (2018) Widows wields an effeminate brawn and sly intelligence working to stoke a masterful slow burn.‐ Every Movie Has a Lesson
Read More | Posted Nov 16, 2018
4/5 89% A Private War (2018) A Private War is the kind of movie that wears you down with increasing tension and toll in the effort to move and reforge your empathetic spirit.‐ Every Movie Has a Lesson
Read More | Posted Nov 13, 2018
3/5 63% Outlaw King (2018) No matter what measures of warm blood and sweaty brawn is infused into Outlaw King, it is very difficult to find or create sizzle out of something balmy.‐ Every Movie Has a Lesson
Read More | Posted Nov 10, 2018
2/5 62% Bohemian Rhapsody (2018) Bohemian Rhapsody may get us to raise our voices and sing, but it won't make us raise our eyebrows in piqued interest beyond the music.‐ Every Movie Has a Lesson
Read More | Posted Oct 31, 2018
4/5 98% Can You Ever Forgive Me? (2018) Marvel how effortlessly and believably McCarthy portrays loneliness, contempt, fear, and more without saying a word or falling on her ass for gags.‐ Every Movie Has a Lesson
Read More | Posted Oct 25, 2018
3/5 38% Silencio (2018) Silencio builds a bridge, not a wide and sturdy one, mind you, but a successful structure nonetheless, from the nonsensical to the profound.‐ Every Movie Has a Lesson
Read More | Posted Oct 22, 2018
4/5 61% The Oath (2018) No matter how wrong all of this is, The Oath is a finger-pointing wake-up we could all use.‐ Every Movie Has a Lesson
Read More | Posted Oct 18, 2018
5/5 68% Beautiful Boy (2018) A touchingly stout drama that is braver than most films on the subject of drug addiction as well as one of the best to ever depict it with breadth.‐ Every Movie Has a Lesson
Read More | Posted Oct 10, 2018
3/5 38% Unbroken: Path to Redemption (2018) Glowing with effort above its pedigree, the film is an earnest and very commendable exploration.‐ Every Movie Has a Lesson
Read More | Posted Oct 9, 2018
2/5 32% The Predator (2018) The absurdity takes away from nearly all possible mystery and suspense.‐ Every Movie Has a Lesson
Read More | Posted Oct 9, 2018
2/5 85% A Simple Favor (2018) Satire is their aphrodisiac and they brought it to the wrong bedroom. Kinky and quirky can be fun, but that mix is tenuous at best.‐ Every Movie Has a Lesson
Read More | Posted Oct 9, 2018
4/5 92% Mandy (2018) The zany bi-product of Cage's addictive self-indulgence is that we get to see a committed and endowed artist apply his craft in nontraditional places.‐ Every Movie Has a Lesson
Read More | Posted Oct 9, 2018
4/5 95% Blaze (2018)  Serenading and soul-bearing for two stout hours, Blaze personifies the quintessential plight of the "starving artist." ‐ Every Movie Has a Lesson
Read More | Posted Oct 9, 2018
3/5 85% The Sisters Brothers (2018) Call it a "baguette," "crepe," or "foie gras" western, but Audiard has genuflected to make a proper addition to this movie discipline.‐ Every Movie Has a Lesson
Read More | Posted Oct 9, 2018
5/5 90% A Star Is Born (2018) Cooper simmers with swagger before Gaga's vocal force boils the cauldron over, taking everything to another level.‐ Every Movie Has a Lesson
Read More | Posted Oct 9, 2018
3/5 32% Loving Pablo (2018) Cruz and Bardem may bring mountainous talent and automatic torrid chemistry as a real-life couple, but that heat does not materialize strong enough.‐ Every Movie Has a Lesson
Read More | Posted Oct 9, 2018
5/5 88% First Man (2018) Unlike the popular space race films that have come before it, not a millisecond of First Man feels like typical hero worship.‐ Every Movie Has a Lesson
Read More | Posted Oct 9, 2018
2/5 29% Venom (2018) Never once does your heart pump a little quicker from tension. Never once do any hairs stand up in fright in the presence of what should be a complete badass.‐ Every Movie Has a Lesson
Read More | Posted Oct 9, 2018