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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
2/5 59% The Front Runner (2018) A biopic about the failed presidential bid by Gary Hart in 1988 is - itself - a failure. ‐ KXL-FM (Portland, OR)
Read More | Posted Nov 16, 2018
4/5 81% Instant Family (2018) A predictable but surprisingly entertaining feel-good-flick that doesn't shy away from the reality of the foster care programs in this nation and how much they suck.‐ KXL-FM (Portland, OR)
Read More | Posted Nov 16, 2018
3/5 91% Widows (2018) Barely fresh. The trailer makes it look much better than it is. Great acting, muddled and drawn out plot. Loved Daniel Kaluuya's bad guy. ‐ KXL-FM (Portland, OR)
Read More | Posted Nov 16, 2018
4/5 40% Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald (2018) Movie two in a five flick series. Really? Five before we get resolution? Oh, goodie. To this movie in particular, it is much better than the first. ‐ KXL-FM (Portland, OR)
Read More | Posted Nov 16, 2018
4/5 69% Beautiful Boy (2018) A not so beautiful story about a parent dealing with the meth addiction of his son. Hard to watch. Steve Carell is amazing. So is Timothee Chalamet. ‐ KXL-FM (Portland, OR)
Read More | Posted Oct 20, 2018
3.5/5 85% The Sisters Brothers (2018) It's a Western. We're starved for a good one. This isn't it but - hey - it's a Western. BTW, John C. Reilly is REALLY good in this. ‐ Tri-City Herald
Read More | Posted Oct 20, 2018
5/5 90% The Old Man & the Gun (2018) A so-so movie but a great last performance from one of the best ever. ‐ KXL-FM (Portland, OR)
Read More | Posted Oct 20, 2018
2/5 79% Halloween (2018) Such a burned out franchise. Jaime Leigh Curtis does one of these every 20-years. In another 20 she'll be 80, in a wheelchair & Myers will be chasing her around in a walker. ‐ KXL-FM (Portland, OR)
Read More | Posted Oct 20, 2018
2/5 90% A Star Is Born (2018) A Star is Re-Born? This is the 4th time this one has been made and it's still more a star is boring than A Star is Born. ‐ KXL-FM (Portland, OR)
Read More | Posted Oct 5, 2018
4.5/5 29% Venom (2018) I'm not a big Marvel movie nor a super hero movie fan but this one cracked me up. Tom Hardy has a blast with this material. The most fun you'll have in a movie this weekend.‐ Tri-City Herald
Read More | Posted Oct 5, 2018
5/5 85% A Simple Favor (2018) Alfred Hitchcock would have loved it. Duplicitous characters caught up in a twisted plot. A superb performance from Blake Lively. Do yourself a simple favor & catch this one.‐ KXL-FM (Portland, OR)
Read More | Posted Sep 14, 2018
3.5/5 33% The Predator (2018) Set up as a new series. This is the usual, predators predictably predatiting or whatever you call it. Dull characters, too, but the flick is fun if it's your thing.‐ Tri-City Herald
Read More | Posted Sep 14, 2018
5/5 84% The Wife (2018) The plot isn't the reason for the perfect rating. It is Glenn Close's perfect acting that gets my raves. She owns this movie and has never been better. ‐ KXL-FM (Portland, OR)
Read More | Posted Sep 7, 2018
1/5 10% Peppermint (2018) Peppermint as a flavor doesn't work for me. Peppermint as a movie doesn't work either. A soccer mom turning hard core killer is laughably unbelievable. ‐ Tri-City Herald
Read More | Posted Sep 7, 2018
2/5 65% The Little Stranger (2018) As Gothic as Gothic gets. ‐ KXL-FM (Portland, OR)
Read More | Posted Aug 30, 2018
2/5 59% Operation Finale (2018) The fascinating and true capture of Nazi war criminal Adolph Eichmann ends up as a so-so thriller. ‐ Tri-City Herald
Read More | Posted Aug 30, 2018
4/5 30% Kin (2018) Billed as science-fiction, it's more about brother-bonding. Once the sci-fi gets there, it is sometimes in the way of a much better movie. ‐ KXL-FM (Portland, OR)
Read More | Posted Aug 30, 2018
5/5 93% Searching (2018) Done any other way and this is a very average story you'd usually find on one of those one-hour forensic detective shows. Done this way and it's brilliant. ‐ KXL-FM (Portland, OR)
Read More | Posted Aug 30, 2018
2/5 23% The Happytime Murders (2018) Muppets like you've never seen them - and probably never wanted to see them. ‐ Tri-City Herald
Read More | Posted Aug 24, 2018
2/5 52% Papillon (2018) Rated it higher than this in my review. The more I think, the less I like the movie. Proof though that movie-makers are totally out of ideas. ‐ KXL-FM (Portland, OR)
Read More | Posted Aug 24, 2018
2.5/5 23% Mile 22 (2018) Mark Wahlberg and director Peter Berg are talking sequels. Lots of them. Please don't go the extra mile or two or 22. This is bad on an epic scale. ‐ KXL-FM (Portland, OR)
Read More | Posted Aug 17, 2018
2.5/5 92% Crazy Rich Asians (2018) The same formula romance that has been churned out since the advent of movies. Not rich. Not crazy. Not funny when it's supposed to be and not all that dramatic. ‐ KXL-FM (Portland, OR)
Read More | Posted Aug 17, 2018
4/5 17% The Darkest Minds (2018) Fills the teen and young adult aimed dystopian movie series void. Predictable but fun enough to recommend. How good it really is will depend on sequels 2 and 3. ‐ KXL-FM (Portland, OR)
Read More | Posted Aug 3, 2018
2/5 49% The Spy Who Dumped Me (2018) Want a good spy movie? Go see the new Mission: Impossible. Though it's not a comedy it does have some comic moments that are light years funnier than what you'll find here. ‐ KXL-FM (Portland, OR)
Read More | Posted Aug 3, 2018
3.5/5 71% Christopher Robin (2018) Not my thing but I won't (pun intended) pooh-pooh this one either. Did like how it makes one wonder why we ever wanted to grow up? ‐ KXL-FM (Portland, OR)
Read More | Posted Aug 3, 2018
5/5 99% Eighth Grade (2018) Beautifully written & brings us all - no matter what age - back to how hard it was to be 13. Kudos to Bo Burnham & to Elsie Fisher who gives us the best acting of the year. ‐ KXL-FM (Portland, OR)
Read More | Posted Aug 3, 2018
5/5 77% Don't Worry, He Won't Get Far on Foot (2018) This one touched me where I live & where I used to live. Fantastic performances from Joaquin Phoenix & slimmed down Jonah Hill. The best Gus Van Sant has done in a long time. ‐ KXL-FM (Portland, OR)
Read More | Posted Jul 20, 2018
2/5 81% Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again (2018) Tuneless ABBA tunes sung in a combination prequel & sequel by ever smiling stars in predictable movie musical fashion. A better title: Mamma Mia: Why'd We Go Again? ‐ KXL-FM (Portland, OR)
Read More | Posted Jul 20, 2018
3.5/5 51% Equalizer 2 (2018) Pretty much the same style as the original but a little better. That's mostly due to Denzel's chemistry with the kid played by Ashton Sanders. ‐ KXL-FM (Portland, OR)
Read More | Posted Jul 20, 2018
91% Eating Animals (2018) Difficult movie and an interesting observation of animal farming. It appears we do tend to ignore the cruelty some animals endure to feed us three times a day. ‐ KXL-FM (Portland, OR)
Read More | Posted Jun 29, 2018
4/5 100% Leave No Trace (2018) Thomasin McKenzie's performance blew my mind. Ben Foster says more with a look than most can with pages of dialogue. Terrific telling of hopelessness, homelessness and hope.‐ KXL-FM (Portland, OR)
Read More | Posted Jun 29, 2018
4/5 63% Uncle Drew (2018) Recommending this is a slam dunk!‐ Tri-City Herald
Read More | Posted Jun 29, 2018
3/5 48% Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom (2018) Barely fresh. A talented cast is wasted in a total rehash of stuff we've seen in the three other sequels. Jeff Goldblum's Ian Malcolm says let the Dinos die. Not a bad idea. ‐ KXL-FM (Portland, OR)
Read More | Posted Jun 21, 2018
5/5 99% Won't You Be My Neighbor? (2018) You have to have lived in a cave for the last 50-years to not know who Mr. Rogers is. But do you REALLY know the REAL Mr. Rogers? You will now. One of the year's best. ‐ KXL-FM (Portland, OR)
Read More | Posted Jun 15, 2018
2/5 56% Tag (2018) When we played tag as kids we'd say, "Tag, you're it." The movie - based on a WSJ article - is not it. Read the article. It is a much more interesting & fun than this movie. ‐ KXL-FM (Portland, OR)
Read More | Posted Jun 15, 2018
4/5 94% Incredibles 2 (2018) The antics of the baby & some of the Mr. Mom scenes make this a winner. But a 2-hour animated movie is about 20-minutes too long for younger kids & for some - me - adults. ‐ KXL-FM (Portland, OR)
Read More | Posted Jun 15, 2018
5/5 88% American Animals (2018) The "other" heist movie that can be found in theaters is the better of the two. This is a brilliant piece of filmmaking. It's a bit slow in the middle but that's forgivable.‐ KXL-FM (Portland, OR)
Read More | Posted Jun 10, 2018
2.5 57% Hotel Artemis (2018) Huge disappointment. This one has such promise. Most readers know I like shorter over longer but this one needs another half-an-hour. ‐ KXL-FM (Portland, OR)
Read More | Posted Jun 10, 2018
4.5/5 89% Hereditary (2018) Unnerving film. Paranormal done unlike the usual paranormal film. It's as much about the implosion of a family as it is about the horror that causes the implosion. ‐ KXL-FM (Portland, OR)
Read More | Posted Jun 10, 2018
1.5/5 71% Adrift (2018) Lots goes wrong at sea for this couple. More goes wrong for the movie which ultimately - and sadly - gets as lost at sea as its two characters. ‐ Tri-City Herald
Read More | Posted Jun 1, 2018
5/5 70% Solo: A Star Wars Story (2018) A fun couple of hours. Cowboys in space like Star Wars should be. Ehrenreich doesn't have Ford's natural swagger but his 84-tooth smile more than makes up for it. ‐ KXL-FM (Portland, OR)
Read More | Posted May 25, 2018
4/5 84% Pope Francis - A Man of His Word (2018) This pope is very interesting. He's truly a pope of the people and takes on social and ecological issues with ease. Almost had me wanting to become Catholic. Almost. ‐ Tri-City Herald
Read More | Posted May 19, 2018
2/5 53% Book Club (2018) The year's biggest disappointment. Such a waste of four great actresses & six superb supporting actors. They admittedly had fun on the set but it doesn't show on the screen. ‐ Tri-City Herald
Read More | Posted May 19, 2018
5/5 83% Deadpool 2 (2018) Fast lines, shameless asides, no holds barred. Best outtakes in movie history & the last is the funniest of all. Lots of other actors but it is Reynolds who owns the movie. ‐ Tri-City Herald
Read More | Posted May 19, 2018
2/5 26% Breaking In (2018) Writer Ryan Engle did Non-Stop (psycho on a plane) & The Commuter (psycho on a train). This is psychos (plural) in a home. Boring movie but gratefully, no Liam Neeson.‐ KXL-FM (Portland, OR)
Read More | Posted May 11, 2018
5/5 50% Measure of a Man (2018) Loach's film is beautifully shot and Scearce's story is wonderfully told. It's not maudlin or preachy.‐ KXL-FM (Portland, OR)
Read More | Posted May 11, 2018
4/5 86% Tully (2018) A definite must-see. Loved the movie, the premise, the dialogue, the relationship of the two main characters. Love it all until it goes suicidal & implodes at the climax. ‐ Tri-City Herald
Read More | Posted May 4, 2018
4/5 53% Bad Samaritan (2018) David Tennant gained fame as the 10th Doctor Who. Director Dean Devlin is a fan & made a great decision to cast Tennant as his villain whose shark-like eyes are frightening. ‐ KXL-FM (Portland, OR)
Read More | Posted May 4, 2018
1/5 15% Blumhouse's Truth or Dare (2018) The truth about Truth or Dare? It's not all that daring. Nor is it all that original. A very tired carbon copy of a very tired genre. ‐ KXL-FM (Portland, OR)
Read More | Posted Apr 14, 2018
4/5 52% Rampage (2018) We love gigantic ape movies. George is impossible not to love even when he's trashing Chicago. Fans of the game will have as much fun with this as they had playing the game. ‐ KXL-FM (Portland, OR)
Read More | Posted Apr 14, 2018