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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
4/5 71% Christopher Robin (2018) If nothing else, Disney's given audiences a live-action version of characters that isn't just a carbon-copy of something old dressed as something new.‐ Elements of Madness
Read More | Posted Nov 20, 2018
4/5 88% Pete's Dragon (2016) Director David Lowery shoves off the seafaring locale, the songs, and the majority of the original story and successfully modernizes it while staying true to its heart.‐ CLTure
Read More | Posted Nov 17, 2018
4/5 58% Mobile Homes (2018) [writer/director Valdimir] de Fontenay's Mobile Homes is a deeply profound story whose characters offer no real answers and are given no true conclusions.‐ Elements of Madness
Read More | Posted Nov 15, 2018
2.5/5 40% Justice League (2017) [Justice League] fails to coalesce into a strong, fully-engaging story worthy of this decades-old [comic] series.‐ Elements of Madness
Read More | Posted Nov 14, 2018
4.5/5 93% Jinn (2018) Jinn requires ... a willingness to observe not just the physical representation of the world, but the emotions emanating from every piece of the frame.‐ Elements of Madness
Read More | Posted Nov 14, 2018
2/5 No Score Yet [Cargo] (2018) Plagued by inconsistent narrative rules, unengaging performances, and characters that are the literal worst people, [Cargo] gives the audience little reason to invest ... ‐ Elements of Madness
Read More | Posted Nov 13, 2018
4/5 100% CinemAbility (2018) Representation matters. Period. Full stop. This isn't an issue of "woke" or not, it's a truth that's been in front of audiences since the early days of moving pictures.‐ Elements of Madness
Read More | Posted Nov 12, 2018
4/5 92% The Ballad of Buster Scruggs (2018) The Ballad of Buster Scruggs is whimsical, fantastical, hilarious, melancholic, and often brutally violent ... ‐ Elements of Madness
Read More | Posted Nov 12, 2018
3.5/5 No Score Yet Morning, Noon & Night (2018) ... Morning, Noon & Night makes no judgments & casts no aspersions as it asks the audience to consider their own sliding scale of appropriateness.‐ Elements of Madness
Read More | Posted Nov 9, 2018
2/5 20% Poor Boy (2018) Poor Boy may not be destined for greatness, but that doesn't stop it from swinging for the fences the whole way.‐ Elements of Madness
Read More | Posted Nov 9, 2018
7/10 81% Have a Nice Day (Hao Ji Le) (2018) ... the whole is a somewhat confusing, thoroughly over-reaching, animated moral tale that spends more time posing ephemera than constructing a substantial, provocative story.‐ FilmFed
Read More | Posted Nov 7, 2018
8/10 92% The Peacemaker (2018) While an uplifting story to be sure, there's also a great deal of pain; pain that [subject] O'Malley, and his closest confidantes, don't shy away from discussing.‐ FilmFed
Read More | Posted Nov 7, 2018
8/10 20% Mute (2018) For as debased and violent as Mute is, it's also incredibly cerebral and Netflix encourages the kind of online social engagement that cultivates discussion.‐ FilmFed
Read More | Posted Nov 7, 2018
8/10 94% The Endless (2018) The Endless is a supernatural-infused thriller with a tight story, masterful cinematography, & nubilous dialogue that'll have you questioning everything from start to finish.‐ FilmFed
Read More | Posted Nov 7, 2018
8/10 51% Flower (2018) Encapsulated within the set-up of a dark comedy, Flower finds delicate moments of connection and healing in the strangest of places - extortion and kidnapping.‐ FilmFed
Read More | Posted Nov 7, 2018
8/10 86% Mountain (2018) Mountain is an experience for the senses and one that shouldn't be missed in the grandest theater possible.‐ FilmFed
Read More | Posted Nov 7, 2018
8/10 81% Ghost Stories (2018) Ghost Stories knows [you know the tropes] & it relishes in taking those expectations & dangling them before you until you're snug in how you think [the film] will play out.‐ FilmFed
Read More | Posted Nov 7, 2018
7/10 67% The Year of Spectacular Men (2018) What they created ... is a frequently touching, often amusing, non-traditional coming-of-age story that will surprise a lot of folks.‐ FilmFed
Read More | Posted Nov 7, 2018
7/10 79% The Forest of the Lost Souls (A Floresta das Almas Perdidas) (2018) Forest is awash in moody atmospherics that constantly maintain discomfort, whether in the form of tonally adverse natural ambience against the frequently shrill score ...‐ FilmFed
Read More | Posted Nov 7, 2018
8/10 91% We the Animals (2018) Amid the camerawork and imaginative depiction of [character] Jonah's inner-workings are some truly spectacularly heartbreaking performances. ‐ FilmFed
Read More | Posted Nov 7, 2018
4/5 86% A Whale of a Tale (2018) What's likely to frustrate audiences is that [dir. Megumi] Sasaki doesn't take sides, yet that's the very thing that makes A Whale of a Tale so interesting to watch.‐ Elements of Madness
Read More | Posted Nov 7, 2018
4/5 61% The New Romantic (2018) ... an absolutely refreshing take on a rom-com/coming-of-age story ...‐ Elements of Madness
Read More | Posted Nov 7, 2018
3.5/5 No Score Yet Mail Order Monster (2018) ... writer/director Paulina Lagudi's Mail Order Monster [is] a story about grief, bullying, and the need for healing, told through the lens of a child's imaginative eye.‐ Elements of Madness
Read More | Posted Nov 6, 2018
4.5/5 88% First Man (2018) [D]irector Damien Chazelle sheds all pretense as he reteams with Ryan Gosling to explore Neil Armstrong, the man, not the legend, who took the infamous first step on the moon.‐ Elements of Madness
Read More | Posted Nov 5, 2018
3.5/5 89% Knuckleball (2018) Knuckleball finds interesting and clever ways to raise the stakes at near every turn while managing to keep things grounded in reality. There are no great saves or any supernatural creatures, just old-fashioned human monsters on the prowl.‐ Elements of Madness
Read More | Posted Nov 5, 2018
4/5 33% Ride (2018) ...Ride is a good time. The characters are smart, the script is tight, and nothing about either is dumbed down for the audience.‐ Elements of Madness
Read More | Posted Nov 5, 2018
4/5 77% Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle (2017) Where so many films strive to garner laughs through humiliation, Jungle acknowledges the silliness inherent in ourselves in all our awkward glory.‐ Pretty Vacant One
Read More | Posted Nov 4, 2018
4.5/5 93% Saturday Church (2018) We're all in search of something, and with a story like Saturday Church, [Damon] Cardasis may just empower someone else can find their way to live courageously, too.‐ Pretty Vacant One
Read More | Posted Nov 4, 2018
4.5/5 84% Game Night (2018) Like a good game night, some cinematic adventures require a solid group to truly bring out the magic inherent in the experience.‐ Pretty Vacant One
Read More | Posted Nov 4, 2018
4/5 80% The Party (2018) [Director Sally] Potter lays the truth bare for us and challenges us to wonder why these characters can't escape their fate.‐ Pretty Vacant One
Read More | Posted Nov 4, 2018
4.5/5 100% The Judge (2018) The Judge is the rare documentary that locks you in from the start and never let's go. ‐ Pretty Vacant One
Read More | Posted Nov 4, 2018
4/5 92% Saving Brinton (2018) Saving Brinton is for collectors, historians, cinephiles, and other preservationists.‐ Pretty Vacant One
Read More | Posted Nov 4, 2018
4/5 94% Incredibles 2 (2018) Incredibles 2 feels like visiting old friends.‐ Pretty Vacant One
Read More | Posted Nov 4, 2018
4.5/5 62% Summer '03 (2018) Hilarious, touching, bittersweet, and unabashedly honest, Summer '03 is a breakout film for writer/director Becca Gleason.‐ Elements of Madness
Read More | Posted Nov 2, 2018
4.5/5 93% Sorry to Bother You (2018) Sorry To Bother You challenges the way audiences conceptualize their lives, what they value, and pushes them to define their moral line.‐ Elements of Madness
Read More | Posted Nov 2, 2018
2/5 62% Bohemian Rhapsody (2018) It's not real. It's not honest. It lacks the magic to live forever. ‐ Elements of Madness
Read More | Posted Nov 1, 2018
4.5/5 92% Mandy (2018) Mandy is a journey of an innocent soul as it's ripped from the corporeal plane, torn asunder, and reconstructed as something that must feed on fire and blood.‐ Elements of Madness
Read More | Posted Oct 31, 2018
4/5 21% Terminal (2018) It's a candy-coated, neon nightmare.‐ Pretty Vacant One
Read More | Posted Oct 31, 2018
5/5 87% Madeline's Madeline (2018) ... Madeline's Madeline is a full-on sensory assault that challenges the therapeutic nature of art through the chaos of an unstable mind.‐ Elements of Madness
Read More | Posted Oct 31, 2018
4.5 out of 5. 90% A Star Is Born (2018) [The ending] will weigh on you the same way it weighs on the characters. That's a powerful testament to both Cooper's treatment of the material as it is the performances ...‐ CLTure
Read More | Posted Oct 31, 2018
8/10 71% Galveston (2018) Replete with thoughtful character work by Ben Foster and co-star Elle Fanning and immersive direction by Melanie Laurent, Galveston is a lingering cinematic experience.‐ FilmFed
Read More | Posted Oct 31, 2018
4.5/5 75% Five Fingers for Marseilles (2018) Five Fingers for Marseilles is an achievement in cinema ... an emotionally relentless film which feels like it's been handled by masters of the craft.‐ Elements of Madness
Read More | Posted Oct 31, 2018
4.5/5 86% Unlovable (2018) Unlovable manages to balance the real trauma of addiction with the humor that frequently assists in coping and even healing‐ Elements of Madness
Read More | Posted Oct 31, 2018
4/5 83% Monster Party (2018) Monster Party is a delicious nasty bit of violence which both leans into the tropes the horror genre is known for while adding some new flavor along the way.‐ Elements of Madness
Read More | Posted Oct 31, 2018