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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
3.5 61% Vox Lux (2018) Corbett writes and directs an astute and unusual pop ballad about celebrity-American celebrity, at that.‐ Columbus Underground
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3 61% The House That Jack Built (2018) The House that Jack Built-a 2+ hour peek into the mind and methods of a murderer-is von Trier's most lighthearted picture to date.‐ Columbus Underground
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5 96% Roma (2018) More than anything, it is proof of Cuarón's mastery as a cinematic storyteller.‐ Columbus Underground
Read More | Posted Dec 5, 2018
2 16% The Possession of Hannah Grace (2018) Do you ever watch a movie and wonder how it got that elusive green light? I just did.‐ Columbus Underground
Read More | Posted Nov 30, 2018
1.5 16% Robin Hood (2018) The score feels cribbed, the action is video-game superficial and the costuming came directly from Forever 21.‐ Columbus Underground
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3 82% Green Book (2018) The film, co-written by Vallelonga's son Nick, owes what artistic success it offers to two strong central performances.‐ Columbus Underground
Read More | Posted Nov 21, 2018
4 90% Widows (2018) Wait, Steve McQueen made a heist movie? A filmmaker so punishing you watch a little Lars von Trier to lighten the mood?‐ Columbus Underground
Read More | Posted Nov 16, 2018
2.5 38% Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald (2018) What Grindewald doesn't offer is anything new, or any reason to care.‐ Columbus Underground
Read More | Posted Nov 16, 2018
4 97% Border (Gräns) (2018) He mines John Ajvide Lindqvist's (Let the Right One In) short story of outsider love and Nordic folklore for ideas of radicalization, empowerment, gender fluidity and feminine rage.‐ Columbus Underground
Read More | Posted Nov 15, 2018
3.5 81% Overlord (2018) Though clearly Overlord lacks the scope of something like Saving Private Ryan, visceral scenes of war set the stage for a film about the monstrosity lurking inside man.‐ Columbus Underground
Read More | Posted Nov 9, 2018
4 98% Can You Ever Forgive Me? (2018) Set Israel's curmudgeonliness against the unbridled zeal and charm Grant brings to his character, and a compelling odd-couple-on-the-skids is born.‐ Columbus Underground
Read More | Posted Nov 8, 2018
3.5 82% The Other Side of the Wind (2018) As well and as wildly as the movie-making satire plays, at the heart of this film is humiliation on exhibition. ‐ Columbus Underground
Read More | Posted Nov 1, 2018
2.5 34% The Nutcracker and the Four Realms (2018) There are lovely moments peppered through this visually elegant picture, but there is no passion, no danger and no excitement.‐ Columbus Underground
Read More | Posted Oct 31, 2018
3.5 68% The Happy Prince (2018) You see the enormous loss, but more than that, the deflating ugliness of this world etched on Everett's face, echoing in his every gesture.‐ Columbus Underground
Read More | Posted Oct 30, 2018
2.5 37% Hunter Killer (2018) On a scale from Gerard Butler to 10, how bad is Hunter Killer?‐ Columbus Underground
Read More | Posted Oct 26, 2018
3.5 79% Halloween (2018) Green, whose style refuses to be pinned down, embraces the slasher genre without submitting to it.‐ Columbus Underground
Read More | Posted Oct 18, 2018
3 61% The Oath (2018) The dark comedy of manners and political upheaval almost feels like a prequel to The Purge franchise.‐ Columbus Underground
Read More | Posted Oct 17, 2018
4 85% The Sisters Brothers (2018) Audiard's film embraces a genre without bending to expectations. ‐ Columbus Underground
Read More | Posted Oct 12, 2018
4 88% First Man (2018) His vision is raw and visceral, often putting you in the moon boots of the lead, but never quite putting you inside his head.‐ Columbus Underground
Read More | Posted Oct 11, 2018
3 29% Venom (2018) What Venom suffers from more than anything is the expectations set by a Marvel release. ‐ Columbus Underground
Read More | Posted Oct 4, 2018
2 40% Hell Fest (2018) In keeping with the not-so-fresh theme, this film is a straight-up, unapologetic slasher. ‐ Columbus Underground
Read More | Posted Sep 28, 2018
2 29% Night School (2018) Those are small successes in a film that squanders a lot of talent and all of our time.‐ Columbus Underground
Read More | Posted Sep 27, 2018
2.5 72% Assassination Nation (2018) What if a rich white man reclaimed Salem, Mass for ostracized and victimized women by creating an outrageous, violent yarn about our out-of-control, whatever world?‐ Columbus Underground
Read More | Posted Sep 21, 2018
3 67% The House with a Clock in Its Walls (2018) Eli Roth made a family film. That's weird. Although there is certainly something juvenile about the filmmaker's work in general.‐ Columbus Underground
Read More | Posted Sep 20, 2018
3.5 92% Kusama: Infinity (2018) Lenz piques your interest with the story of this unusual, fierce talent, but the payoff is in the color and spectacle of the art.‐ Columbus Underground
Read More | Posted Sep 19, 2018
3.5 65% Lizzie (2018) The struggle facing a single woman-economic and otherwise-is handled throughout this film with a desperate grace that elevates most scenes. ‐ Columbus Underground
Read More | Posted Sep 19, 2018
3 33% The Predator (2018) The action is fun and sometimes imaginative, but the rest of the film is largely lacking in imagination.‐ Columbus Underground
Read More | Posted Sep 14, 2018
3.5 60% White Boy Rick (2018) Rick Sr. is a study in contradictions. McConaughey approaches the task with nuance and empathy, and the result amazes.‐ Columbus Underground
Read More | Posted Sep 13, 2018
3.5 84% The Wife (2018) What you'll remember is Close, delivering, as is her way, a tour de force performance that may finally land Close her own glittering acknowledgment.‐ Columbus Underground
Read More | Posted Sep 12, 2018
3.5 92% Mandy (2018) Mandy throws enough visionary strangeness on the screen to dwarf even Nicolas Cage in full freakout mode.‐ Columbus Underground
Read More | Posted Sep 12, 2018
3 26% The Nun (2018) Hardy and cinematographer Maxime Alexandre make glorious use of the location, and then create richly shadowed castle interiors suitable for Dracula himself.‐ Columbus Underground
Read More | Posted Sep 6, 2018
2.5 30% Kin (2018) Advertised as an adolescent SciFi adventure where a 'tween finds an intergalactic gun and all his problems are solved, the film is much more than that. And also much less.‐ Columbus Underground
Read More | Posted Sep 1, 2018
3 65% The Little Stranger (2018) Bravo to Abrahamson for expecting audiences to have paid enough attention to earlier dialog that we might fathom the conclusion. ‐ Columbus Underground
Read More | Posted Aug 30, 2018
4.5 97% Mad Max: Fury Road (2015) Miller adorns every scene with the most astonishing, peculiar imagery and the vehicular action is like nothing you've ever seen.‐ Columbus Underground
Read More | Posted Aug 29, 2018
3 55% The Greatest Showman (2017) As genuinely if superficially enjoyable as The Greatest Showman is, there is something unseemly in embracing so tidy a view.‐ Columbus Underground
Read More | Posted Aug 29, 2018
3.5 83% Molly's Game (2018) This is clear movie-of-the-week stuff elevated to something worthwhile because Sorkin is more interested in the entrapment of a brilliant mind than in stars playing poker.‐ Columbus Underground
Read More | Posted Aug 29, 2018
3 83% Tom of Finland (2017) Leathermen, homoeroticism, beefcake-three things you should not expect from the film Tom of Finland.‐ Columbus Underground
Read More | Posted Aug 29, 2018
2 32% Insidious: The Last Key (2018) The film is a jumbled mess of backstory and personal demons, clichés and uninspired monsters.‐ Columbus Underground
Read More | Posted Aug 29, 2018
4 88% The Post (2018) It's a lot to tackle, but naturally, Spielberg has it all well in hand and he doesn't limit his spectacular casting to Streep and Hanks.‐ Columbus Underground
Read More | Posted Aug 29, 2018
2.5 57% The Commuter (2018) How many times do we have to see this movie? We get it, Neeson is not a man to be messed with.‐ Columbus Underground
Read More | Posted Aug 28, 2018
3.5 88% The Road Movie (2018) Russian documentarian Dmitrii Kalashnikov has gathered dashcam footage and assembled it into something fresh, wild and intriguing.‐ Columbus Underground
Read More | Posted Aug 28, 2018
3 75% Mom and Dad (2018) Taylor's frantic pace and hiccupping camera mirror Cage's lunatic energy, and clever writing toys with our expectations while delivering a surprisingly transgressive film.‐ Columbus Underground
Read More | Posted Aug 28, 2018
4 94% Call Me by Your Name (2018) It's a languid Italian summer circa 1983 and everything is just so ripe.‐ Columbus Underground
Read More | Posted Aug 28, 2018
4.5 91% Phantom Thread (2018) Namely, it is a meditation on creation and recreation, on the tricky nature of inspiration, on an artist's obsession, on the surprising intimacy between creator and creation.‐ Columbus Underground
Read More | Posted Aug 28, 2018
3 71% Hostiles (2018) Though Bale and most of the supporting players deliver quietly devastating performances, their arcs feel more than forced. ‐ Columbus Underground
Read More | Posted Aug 27, 2018
3.5 69% Happy End (2017) Still, don't let your eye wander because too many frames contain a startling image, and this filmmaker won't insist that you notice.‐ Columbus Underground
Read More | Posted Aug 27, 2018
4.5 97% Black Panther (2018) Not a minute of the film is wasted. Coogler manages to pack each with enough backstory, breathless action, emotional heft and political weight to fill three films.‐ Columbus Underground
Read More | Posted Aug 27, 2018
3 80% Film Stars Don't Die in Liverpool (2017) The two leads rise above their script to develop something touching and lovely, something that mines the earth between starstruck and true love.‐ Columbus Underground
Read More | Posted Aug 27, 2018
3 82% Early Man (2018) There is something adorably British about Nick Parks's latest plasticine adventure, Early Man.‐ Columbus Underground
Read More | Posted Aug 27, 2018
3 84% Game Night (2018) It's consistently fun and ultimately forgettable. Like a game night.‐ Columbus Underground
Read More | Posted Aug 27, 2018