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Dwight Brown
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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
2.5/4 98% Shoplifters (Manbiki kazoku) (2018) The well laid out setup-rickety home, poor neighborhood and lively clan who lives off their grandma's gov't check-makes you think their brushes with the law and experiences with irate shopkeepers will lead somewhere. It doesn't.‐ National Newspaper Publishers Association
Read More | Posted Oct 15, 2018
3/4 93% Private Life (2018) Everything works about this film except for a dubious ending that makes the couple look less sympathetic. A crowd-pleaser.‐ National Newspaper Publishers Association
Read More | Posted Oct 15, 2018
4/4 94% The Favourite (2018) If you're tired of those boring royal British films and want to see the genre turned upside down, this dark, nasty bit of debauchery and revenge sex will leave you gasping for air.‐ National Newspaper Publishers Association
Read More | Posted Oct 15, 2018
2.5/4 No Score Yet Cold War (2018) The era is set impeccably and the two lead performances are attractive to watch. Eighty-eight minutes roll by and the dirge-like pace zaps the fun and life out of the tale.‐ National Newspaper Publishers Association
Read More | Posted Oct 15, 2018
2.5/4 92% The Ballad of Buster Scruggs (2018) The beautiful cinematography and rousing musical score are excellent throughout. ‐ National Newspaper Publishers Association
Read More | Posted Oct 15, 2018
3/4 75% At Eternity's Gate (2018) The pacing is off and some parts could put an insomniac to sleep. However, stick with the film, and your stamina will be rewarded.‐ National Newspaper Publishers Association
Read More | Posted Oct 15, 2018
96% The Hate U Give (2018) The wealth of talent on view is almost staggering. Amandla Stenberg carries the weight of the film giving Starr just enough juice to grow from humble vulnerable teen to a courageous protestor. ‐ National Newspaper Publishers Association
Read More | Posted Oct 4, 2018
3/4 28% Night School (2018) That sensitive, emotional intangible spirit is not what most audiences will expect, but that's what they will get. They will leave the theater having experienced an orgy of laughter that culminates with a tender glow.‐ National Newspaper Publishers Association
Read More | Posted Sep 27, 2018
3/4 96% Wildlife (2018) Dano directs the hugely talented cast into giving three-dimensional performances that lead to a final act that isn't as spellbinding as the first two.‐ National Newspaper Publishers Association
Read More | Posted Sep 18, 2018
3.5/4 88% What They Had (2018) Stellar performances by the entire cast, especially Shannon, give a window into a cautionary tale. Almost as riveting as Manchester by the Sea. Excellent in other ways.‐ National Newspaper Publishers Association
Read More | Posted Sep 18, 2018
3/4 99% Roma (2018) Shot in arresting black and white and gorgeously crafted, the film is marred by a very slow, meandering Act I that barely holds attention.Then Act II launches into a melodramatic plotline that becomes engaging. ‐ National Newspaper Publishers Association
Read More | Posted Sep 18, 2018
4/4 76% Hotel Mumbai (2018) Edgy, nerve-wracking and nightmarish from beginning to end. Yet, surprisingly encouraging too.‐ National Newspaper Publishers Association
Read More | Posted Sep 18, 2018
2.5/4 68% The Front Runner (2018) Hubris is not enough of a reason for audiences to flock to this film, though Jackman's performance may be.‐ National Newspaper Publishers Association
Read More | Posted Sep 18, 2018
4/4 88% First Man (2018) There are points in history where everyone remembers where they were when it happened. This is one of them and Chazelle and his team do that moment justice. This is an event movie.‐ National Newspaper Publishers Association
Read More | Posted Sep 18, 2018
3/4 79% Fahrenheit 11/9 (2018) Moore, our canary in the coalmine, is turning into a curmudgeon laureate. The most poignant and shocking part of his doc is the light he shines on Flint and its tragic circumstance. Informative, sobering and enlightening.‐ National Newspaper Publishers Association
Read More | Posted Sep 18, 2018
4/4 77% Dogman (2018) If Fellini had made gritty ultra-violent movies they would have looked like this.‐ National Newspaper Publishers Association
Read More | Posted Sep 18, 2018
2.5/4 85% Boy Erased (2018) Crowe is miscast. Kidman is lukewarm. Hedges conveys emotions and disturbances that will bring audience to tears.‐ National Newspaper Publishers Association
Read More | Posted Sep 18, 2018
4/4 79% 22 July (2018) Young actor Jonas Strand Gravli's heart-breaking performance carries the film as does Greengrass' judicious direction. Tense, suspenseful and surprisingly inspiring.‐ National Newspaper Publishers Association
Read More | Posted Sep 18, 2018
2/4 59% White Boy Rick (2018) There are so many stories to tell about unfortunate people who get arrested and imprisoned for selling drugs. So why-oh-why did anyone think this real-life tale about a white 15-year-old drug dealer in 1980s Detroit was the one worth revealing? ‐ National Newspaper Publishers Association
Read More | Posted Sep 18, 2018
3/4 90% A Star Is Born (2018) Somewhere inside this good 135-minute film is an even better 120-minute movie.‐ National Newspaper Publishers Association
Read More | Posted Sep 18, 2018
2/4 86% High Life (2018) Cheap looking sets and costumes stop this odd, erotic space odyssey from reaching its final destination.‐ National Newspaper Publishers Association
Read More | Posted Sep 18, 2018
2.5/4 84% Destroyer (2018) Everything lines up well, except the miscasting of the lead character. Nicole Kidman is never believable as the drunken cop on a revenge spree.‐ National Newspaper Publishers Association
Read More | Posted Sep 18, 2018
3/4 100% Carmine Street Guitars (2018) Shot over one week, this charming doc grows on you gradually like a good morning cup of coffee or an after-dinner drink.‐ National Newspaper Publishers Association
Read More | Posted Sep 18, 2018
2/4 64% Beautiful Boy (2018) This over-produced, Hollywoodish film fails miserably at bringing their harsh reality to life. ‐ National Newspaper Publishers Association
Read More | Posted Sep 18, 2018
3/4 71% Assassination Nation (2018) Sam Levinson has a good eye for adolescent rebellion, and combined with the demented violence, this study of New Age depravity could become a classic midnight movie.‐ National Newspaper Publishers Association
Read More | Posted Sep 18, 2018
2.5/4 95% Widows (2018) Yet the payoff for this slick production is no better than results you'd get from watching any ordinary crime-thriller. All-star cast goes through the motions leading up to a less than fulfilling ending. Passable, but most will expect better.‐ National Newspaper Publishers Association
Read More | Posted Sep 18, 2018
2.5/4 46% Where Hands Touch (2018) Pity, considering the filmmaker's resume and the subject matter, this film should have been compelling. ‐ National Newspaper Publishers Association
Read More | Posted Sep 18, 2018
3.5/4 89% The Weekend (2018) This is the ultimate date movie, if you like making fun of your ex's new lover. ‐ National Newspaper Publishers Association
Read More | Posted Sep 18, 2018
3/4 79% Quincy (2018) Marriages, children, an aneurysm and drinking problem fill out the warts-and-all bio/doc. In so many ways, Quincy is an integral part of American history.‐ National Newspaper Publishers Association
Read More | Posted Sep 18, 2018
2.5/4 82% Monsters and Men (2018) Reinaldo Marcus Green writes and directs the unraveling stories, never bringing any of the subplots to a fitting conclusion. Cinematographer Patrick Scola's camerawork is the film's greatest asset.‐ National Newspaper Publishers Association
Read More | Posted Sep 18, 2018
3/4 80% The Public (2018) Humorous, impactful and poignant. With a little extra tooling, it would also make a great Broadway play.‐ National Newspaper Publishers Association
Read More | Posted Sep 18, 2018
3/4 93% If Beale Street Could Talk (2018) Style over substance makes this film imperfect. The spirit of Baldwin's book seems lost, except in one vibrant scene when the families of the couple meet and all hell breaks loose.‐ National Newspaper Publishers Association
Read More | Posted Sep 18, 2018
4/4 91% Green Book (2018) Mahershala Ali switches gears with ease from playing a hardened drug dealer in Moonlight to portraying a refined artist with great dignity and many secrets in this heart-warming crowd-pleaser. ‐ National Newspaper Publishers Association
Read More | Posted Sep 18, 2018
1/4 33% Farming (2018) As anyone who sits through this misguided film will subject themselves to a litany of disgusting racist and sadistic incidents.‐ National Newspaper Publishers Association
Read More | Posted Sep 18, 2018
3/4 60% Angel (Un ange) (2018) This moody, gorgeously crafted portrait of two disparate souls who tryst with each other one fateful night, is a hypnotic ode to damaged people looking for a night of consoling.‐ National Newspaper Publishers Association
Read More | Posted Sep 18, 2018
92% Crazy Rich Asians (2018) It's enough to put a smile on anyone's face. The first Asian movie made in America and widely released in 25 years is a very charming crowd pleaser.‐ National Newspaper Publishers Association
Read More | Posted Aug 13, 2018
91% A Prayer Before Dawn (2018) Credit filmmaker Jean-Stéphane Sauvaire for the gut-wrenching brutal artistic realism and actor Joe Cole for making Billy Moore immortal.‐ National Newspaper Publishers Association
Read More | Posted Aug 10, 2018
95% BlacKkKlansman (2018) The film's masterful storytelling did its job. The message was clear. No need to overdo. ‐ National Newspaper Publishers Association
Read More | Posted Aug 6, 2018
100% Night Comes On (2018) The array of talent-Spiro, Nwandu, Lavielle, Fishback and Hall-is enough to separate this film from a crowded field of low-budget indie movies that don't have nearly this much heart and vision. Night Comes On is a memorable and intense family portrait.‐ National Newspaper Publishers Association
Read More | Posted Aug 1, 2018
97% Mission: Impossible - Fallout (2018) Mission: Impossible - Fallen doesn't reinvent the wheel. It just ups the ante, intensifies all the elements and makes everything look bigger-like you're looking at life through a microscope.‐ National Newspaper Publishers Association
Read More | Posted Jul 26, 2018
93% Blindspotting (2018) In these trying times of urban change, police malfeasance, gun violence, racial strife and such, it's nice that Diggs, Casal and Blindspotting are sending a message from the front lines that confirms what you're experiencing and gives you a grain of hope.‐ National Newspaper Publishers Association
Read More | Posted Jul 16, 2018
63% Uncle Drew (2018) Young people can't jump! In your face, Millennials! Step back, hipsters, because black Baby Boomers are taking the court in Uncle Drew.‐ National Newspaper Publishers Association
Read More | Posted Jun 29, 2018
63% Sicario: Day of the Soldado (2018) Considering recent events, where the government has been separating immigrant children from their parents, on some levels this movie hits a dissonant chord. ‐ National Newspaper Publishers Association
Read More | Posted Jun 25, 2018
48% Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom (2018) You'll have to admit that Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom worked its magic in its own way, even if its aura doesn't have a long-lasting effect. ‐ National Newspaper Publishers Association
Read More | Posted Jun 18, 2018
44% The Yellow Birds (2018) What you see and hear will haunt you. Despite all the strong elements, a somber mood is what you will take away.‐ National Newspaper Publishers Association
Read More | Posted Jun 11, 2018
70% Solo: A Star Wars Story (2018) It's cool that Solo: A Star Wars Story lets you know how Han met Chewbacca and Lando. But that's just enough intrigue to fill a trailer -- not a feature film.‐ National Newspaper Publishers Association
Read More | Posted May 21, 2018
82% Deadpool 2 (2018) Some of the film's elements may be inconsistent, but the demented humor is always dead on.‐ National Newspaper Publishers Association
Read More | Posted May 15, 2018
3.5/4 No Score Yet Mr. SOUL! (2018) In today's socially and politically tumultuous times, SOUL! and its forward-thinking MC seem so prophetic.‐ National Newspaper Publishers Association
Read More | Posted Apr 30, 2018
3.5/4 No Score Yet Satan & Adam (2018) Documentarian V. Scott Balcerek... pieces together decades of footage, photos and interviews into a tapestry that is never less than heartening.‐ National Newspaper Publishers Association
Read More | Posted Apr 30, 2018
2/4 90% We the Animals (2018) The film never recovers from the irritating tonal shifts, even with the good performances.‐ National Newspaper Publishers Association
Read More | Posted Apr 30, 2018