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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
83% The Sisters Brothers (2018) A near-masterpiece-a simmering chase movie that gradually heats up to a searing family drama that wonders how to care for a loved one that's impossible to live with.‐ Slate
Read More | Posted Sep 21, 2018
11% Life Itself (2018) Life, it seems, can be summarized as Terrible Things Keep Happening to Nice, Attractive People, Especially the Women.‐ Slate
Read More | Posted Sep 18, 2018
84% A Simple Favor (2018) A Simple Favor reintroduces Lively as a character actress-a sexy, funny, award-worthy revelation.‐ Slate
Read More | Posted Sep 13, 2018
22% The Happytime Murders (2018) This premise holds some promise, but The Happytime Murders is a joyless, soulless slog, wasting the efforts of co-stars Melissa McCarthy and Elizabeth Banks. (Only Maya Rudolph, playing Phil's ditzy but puppet-tolerant secretary Bubbles, escapes pity.)‐ Slate
Read More | Posted Aug 24, 2018
93% Searching (2018) Co-writers Chaganty and Sev Ohanian carefully construct a twisty whodunit that flirts with the lurid but ultimately remains grounded in suburban reality.‐ Slate
Read More | Posted Aug 23, 2018
96% To All the Boys I've Loved Before (2018) Stilted and scattered and strangely cold in its cinematography, it's a handsomely shot whole lotta nothin'.‐ Slate
Read More | Posted Aug 15, 2018
95% BlacKkKlansman (2018) BlacKkKlansman uses history to illustrate how we're repeating it.‐ Slate
Read More | Posted Aug 9, 2018
93% Crazy Rich Asians (2018) The film's arrival is undeniably momentous. But it's nearly as vital that Crazy Rich is a romantic comedy -- a genre that relies on charisma above all else. The film's stereotype-busting approach is multifarious.‐ Slate
Read More | Posted Aug 8, 2018
49% The Spy Who Dumped Me (2018) It doesn't help that Kunis and McKinnon share zero chemistry, thus sucking the air out of each scene in which they're supposed to be bonding.‐ Slate
Read More | Posted Jul 31, 2018
90% Scotty and the Secret History of Hollywood (2018) An important corrective to many contemporary and historical accounts of Hollywood, reinstating the queerness that has too often been straight-washed out of them, as well as a fascinating chronicle of an apparently nonexploitative model of sex work.‐ Slate
Read More | Posted Jul 26, 2018
100% McQueen (2018) The intricacy of the pieces and stagings... makes McQueen the relatively rare documentary that demands to be seen on the big screen.‐ Slate
Read More | Posted Jul 18, 2018
93% Sorry to Bother You (2018) The film's uncanny images build in wit and discomfort until they reach nightmarish proportions-an artful metaphor for unrestrained capitalism's natural endpoint.‐ Slate
Read More | Posted Jul 7, 2018
54% The First Purge (2018) The First Purge largely succeeds in capturing the bewilderment many of us are feeling about America these days... I'd be hard-pressed to think of another movie this year that better conveys the disbelief that this what America has come to.‐ Slate
Read More | Posted Jul 3, 2018
100% Leave No Trace (2018) It sneaks up on you, then leaves you in paralyzed shock.‐ Slate
Read More | Posted Jun 27, 2018
90% Eating Animals (2018) An annoyingly blinkered piece of agitprop-but an effective one, too.‐ Slate
Read More | Posted Jun 20, 2018
52% Izzy Gets the F*ck Across Town (2018) There's a very good probability that the story of how first-time writer-director Christian Papierniak finagled the (rather impressive) cast for his feature debut is vastly more interesting than the (rather unimpressive) film itself.‐ TheWrap
Read More | Posted Jun 19, 2018
49% Superfly (2018) A delightful surprise: funny, brutal, stylish, and thoughtful. It updates the blaxploitation genre with wit and resonance.‐ TheWrap
Read More | Posted Jun 12, 2018
68% Ocean's 8 (2018) Ocean's 8 is in many ways a mirror image of its predecessor, but it's most delightful when it follows its own path toward girly transcendence.‐ Slate
Read More | Posted Jun 5, 2018
89% Hereditary (2018) Hereditary is so refreshing in part because it invents its own scare vocabulary.‐ Slate
Read More | Posted Jun 5, 2018
92% John McCain: For Whom the Bell Tolls (2018) It's certainly an inspirational portrait; it's also a blatant exercise in legacy management... Still, For Whom is entirely convincing, even moving, in its intimation that McCain's passing will mark the alarming disappearance of the GOP's old guard.‐ Hollywood Reporter
Read More | Posted May 29, 2018
75% The Misandrists (2018) The result feels haphazard, rendering the 85-minute running time a slog, and is stuffed with bad-on-purpose lines like, "Wake up and smell the estrogen." ‐ TheWrap
Read More | Posted May 23, 2018
53% Book Club (2018) The cast is just as game for the broad humor as it is for the emotional beats; the latter's familiarity doesn't detract from its poignancy.‐ TheWrap
Read More | Posted May 16, 2018
100% Ali Wong: Hard Knock Wife (2018) Hard Knock Wife makes for some filthily maternal (and wonderfully progressive) counterprogramming. ‐ Village Voice
Read More | Posted May 10, 2018
20% Terminal (2018) Like a teen's journal, writer-director Vaughn Stein's debut feature is a scrapbook stuffed with allusions. The fondness is clear. But the resulting compilation is self-indulgent twaddle.‐ TheWrap
Read More | Posted May 10, 2018
27% Breaking In (2018) The twists and turns are plentiful and effective, but mostly humdrum movie material. Only an early scene, in which Shaun stabs one of the intruders with a broken piece of wineglass, stands out as an ingenious bit of genre play.‐ TheWrap
Read More | Posted May 10, 2018
25% Overboard (2018) The new paint job is nice, but the insides may be too creaky to salvage.‐ Slate
Read More | Posted May 3, 2018
94% RBG (2018) A proficient but prosaic overview of Ginsburg's (exceptional) life and (world-improving) accomplishments. If you know enough to be impressed, you've probably heard at least a few of the oft-told statistics and anecdotes that burnish the RBG myth here.‐ TheWrap
Read More | Posted May 3, 2018
86% Tully (2018) You can see in Theron's overly caffeinated eyes and slumped back the layers of loneliness and self-loathing that finally burst through, demanding change. Their truth, if taken seriously, could reorganize millions of lives.‐ Slate
Read More | Posted May 2, 2018
85% Disobedience (2018) With Rachel Weisz and Rachel McAdams starring as its furtive, inflamed lovers, Disobedience has pedigree to spare. But the result feels wonky and lopsided, as if several crucial scenes were left behind on the cutting-room floor. ‐ TheWrap
Read More | Posted Apr 25, 2018
33% I Feel Pretty (2018) An honest-to-God fiasco. Virtually every single aspect of this rigidly unfunny comedy is botched, from the characters to the plot, the themes to the core message.‐ TheWrap
Read More | Posted Apr 18, 2018
84% Sgt. Stubby: An American Hero (2018) At 75 minutes, the resulting feature is the definition of slight, but just winsome and optimistic enough to justify itself.‐ TheWrap
Read More | Posted Apr 13, 2018
97% The Rider (2018) A vista-worshipping, socially observant, and altogether moving exploration of how difficult it is to be wise even when the alternative is statistically guaranteed death.‐ Slate
Read More | Posted Apr 11, 2018
81% Chappaquiddick (2018) Serves as a timely reminder that voters on either side of the aisle are susceptible to influence, especially when it's wrapped up in male entitlement and oligarchical polish.‐ TheWrap
Read More | Posted Apr 5, 2018
83% Blockers (2018) Blockers is about as funny and heartfelt as studio comedies get (which isn't meant as a backhanded compliment), while smart and insightful enough to double as a guide to raising teenage girls.‐ Slate
Read More | Posted Apr 5, 2018
84% First Match (2018) Newman doesn't give the film much room to breathe, or to develop Monique as a person beyond her dysfunctions and the solutions thereof. The film's connect-the-dots approach to storytelling leaves it gasping for slice-of-life details.‐ TheWrap
Read More | Posted Mar 30, 2018
72% Ready Player One (2018) Ready Player One has no obligation to be a rigorous intellectual exercise, even if it amounts to a wasted opportunity...it doesn't have to be so facile, either. Maybe next time the screenwriters shouldn't set the difficulty mode to easy.‐ Slate
Read More | Posted Mar 28, 2018
47% Paul, Apostle of Christ (2018) Fails to fully develop the stakes at hand, but it features more thoughtful world-building than most faith-based films, as well as a bracing honesty about the difficulty of reconciling idealistic credos with a harsh and unforgiving world.‐ TheWrap
Read More | Posted Mar 22, 2018
51% Tomb Raider (2018) An obligatory setup for a sequel slows down the final moments, but until then, Tomb Raider feels like a perfectly paced trio of espresso shots, with a shot of adrenaline to the heart as a chaser.‐ Slate
Read More | Posted Mar 14, 2018
87% Thoroughbreds (2018) If you don't mind your movies nasty, brutish, and slight, you couldn't ask for a more delectable chocolate-covered razor blade.‐ TheWrap
Read More | Posted Mar 9, 2018
100% Oh Lucy! (2018) Writer-director Hirayanagi runs into a few minor pacing miscalculations, but Oh Lucy!, based on her 2014 short of the same name, is a tense, observant, and heartfelt accomplishment.‐ TheWrap
Read More | Posted Mar 2, 2018
47% Red Sparrow (2018) Destroy the patriarchy, it declares, while ogling this naked body of a woman who's just had her head bashed in.‐ Slate
Posted Feb 28, 2018
87% Annihilation (2018) But I spent more time in the theater debating whether I wanted to know more or less about Area X than being invested in what happens to the protagonist. In both the Earthlings and the aliens, there's just too much blankness.‐ Slate
Read More | Posted Feb 22, 2018
25% Samson (2018) The movie's most interesting clashes aren't between Samson and the Philistine royals, but between Pure Flix's intent to create "clean" entertainment and the obvious bloodthirstiness of the source material. ‐ TheWrap
Read More | Posted Feb 16, 2018
22% La Boda De Valentina (2018) Once Valentina lands in Mexico and reunites with her Arrested Development-style clan of wealthy, dysfunctional, clueless, and highly corruptible screw-ups, La Boda de Valentina finds its groove in satisfying caricature.‐ TheWrap
Read More | Posted Feb 9, 2018
94% A Fantastic Woman (Una mujer fant├ística) (2018) Marina's dehumanization is gradually followed by her reclamation of her dignity. It's a toe-tingling triumph.‐ TheWrap
Read More | Posted Jan 31, 2018
53% 12 Strong (2018) This Chris Hemsworth vehicle is is often hammy, but also wryly funny, breath-stoppingly tense, and uncommonly intelligent. Its January dump is a disservice to a promising debut feature.‐ TheWrap
Read More | Posted Jan 17, 2018
28% Proud Mary (2018) Ostensibly about a hired killer (the Halloween wigs and running-in-stilettos kind) who decides to reclaim her femininity, the picture is sunk by its all-male writing and directing team's narrow conception of womanhood as lipstick and maternal instincts. ‐ TheWrap
Read More | Posted Jan 12, 2018
81% Film Stars Don't Die in Liverpool (2017) A padded wisp of a drama, the first half's evocative mystery gradually giving way to the second half's surface-level reenactments.‐ TheWrap
Read More | Posted Dec 22, 2017
82% Molly's Game (2018) It's too bad that Chastain's heady, exquisitely subtle performance is dragged down by the laughably vehement male characters that seek to speak for her.‐ TheWrap
Read More | Posted Dec 19, 2017
95% Bombshell: The Hedy Lamarr Story (2017) Too sympathetic toward its subject to serve as a satisfying biography of the actress-inventor, but it's a totally serviceable, if disappointingly uncinematic, film about a singular celebrity.‐ TheWrap
Read More | Posted Nov 21, 2017