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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
2.5/5 43%

American Ultra (2015)

"Jason Bourne on tetrahydrocannabinol." Ex-Press.com
Posted Nov 12, 2015
2/5 44%

Irrational Man (2015)

"Allen is a first rate comedian but a second-hand philosopher and the insights of Irrational Man are hardly worth the trouble." Ex-Press.com
Posted Nov 12, 2015
3.5/5 88%

Mr. Holmes (2015)

"McKellen has created something new, a Holmes whose sharp edges are softening into a late-life understanding of the limits of logic and the worth of feeling." Ex-Press.com
Posted Nov 12, 2015
3/5 93%

Mission: Impossible Rogue Nation (2015)

"It's sort of a combination of the Bourne films, James Bond, and a Road Runner short. " Ex-Press.com
Posted Nov 12, 2015
3/5 65%

Ricki And The Flash (2015)

"Dysfunction, grievance, a bit of redemption and plenty of old 1970s rock tunes, played by an accomplished bar band with an aging lead singer." Ex-Press.com
Posted Nov 12, 2015
1/5 9%

Fantastic Four (2015)

"There are so many things wrong with Fantastic Four . . . that you could never squeeze them all into a conventional film review. " Ex-Press.com
Posted Nov 12, 2015
2.5/5 25%

Terminator Genisys (2015)

"An over-muscled movie franchise that started as an ingenious action noir about time travel and has now become a vehicle for explosions and old body-builders." Ex-Press.com
Posted Nov 12, 2015
3/5 43%

Madame Bovary (2015)

"You suspect that had the Internet been invented in 19th Century France, this Emma would have been content with video games and Amazon." Ex-Press.com
Posted Nov 12, 2015
4/5 85%

The Wolfpack (2015)

"The Wolfpack is the record of a bizarre and abusive social experiment . . . of what happens when six normal young men are raised in isolation. " Ex-Press.com
Posted Nov 12, 2015
3/5 56%

Minions (2015)

"Like many supporting characters, the minions were better in that role: idiotic foils for Despicable Me's brooding, tormented Gru." Ex-Press.com
Posted Nov 12, 2015
3/5 40%

Strangerland (2015)

"The pieces of this troubling puzzle never come together; indeed, it appears that they're not meant to." Ex-Press.com
Posted Nov 12, 2015
3/5 61%

Southpaw (2015)

"Southpaw strains to capture the gritty feel of boxing - bloody towels, dumpy gyms, sleazy promoters - but what it actually gets are the clichés of the genre." Ex-Press.com
Posted Nov 12, 2015
3/5 86%

A Brilliant Young Mind (2015)

"It does for Asperger's syndrome what A Beautiful Mind did for schizophrenia: lots of drama but not much science." Ex-Press.com
Posted Nov 12, 2015
3.5/5 82%

Me and Earl and the Dying Girl (2015)

"This is the meta teen cancer film, a story about a tragic disease but also about movies that are about tragic diseases." Ex-Press.com
Posted Nov 12, 2015
2/5 33%

Being Canadian (2015)

"Another shallow, easy, and small-time immersion in the sort of nationalistic navel-gazing most people outgrew years ago. " Ex-Press.com
Posted Nov 12, 2015
2/5 46%

Ted 2 (2015)

"Ted 2 isn't any good, but people will go to see it because, like, a children's toy says the f-word." Ex-Press.com
Posted Nov 12, 2015
3/5 69%

The Dead Lands (2015)

"At once violent, exotic and compulsively strange: a fable of revenge with a haka vibe." Ex-Press.com
Posted Nov 12, 2015
3.5/5 100%

Glen Campbell: I'll Be Me (2014)

"Both moving and enlightening, even if it does occasionally take on the tone of an educational video." Ex-Press.com
Posted Nov 12, 2015
2/5 33%

Entourage (2015)

"The Entourage movie, which has arrived approximately five years after anyone might care, is like binge-watching a season of the old HBO show, but with more breasts. " Ex-Press.com
Posted Nov 12, 2015
2.5 No Score Yet

Some Kind of Love (2015)

"It's a bit like Yolanda's apartment, jammed with the bric-a-brac of half-glimpsed ideas. " Ex-Press.com
Posted Nov 12, 2015
2/5 16%

Aloft (2015)

"A sad and dreamy drama with many New Age touches and a fondness for lingering over barren tundra that stands as a metaphor for its sense of loss. " Ex-Press.com
Posted Nov 12, 2015
4 91%

Love & Mercy (2015)

" Wilson heard voices, but he also heard sounds, and much of Love & Mercy shows us how he tried to re-create those notes - those good vibrations - with his band." Ex-Press.com
Posted Nov 12, 2015
3.5/5 98%

Phoenix (2015)

"Phoenix takes on some of the aspects of Vertigo, Hitchcock's dark inquiry into obsession and identity, although with the added layers of the damage the Holocaust did on both sides of the barbed wire. " Ex-Press.com
Posted Nov 12, 2015
4 100%

Banksy Does New York (2014)

"A documentary with all the noise, mayhem, pandemonium and ingenuity of both the artist and the city that never sleeps, although it still manages to dream." Ex-Press.com
Posted Nov 12, 2015
3/5 87%

Kumiko, the Treasure Hunter (2015)

"The portrait of a loopy outsider mostly serves to remind us that it might be time to watch Fargo again, just to get a glimpse of the true story." Ex-Press.com
Posted Nov 12, 2015
2.5/5 46%

Boychoir (2015)

"Boychoir has everything except the speech where someone says, "You're going out a youngster, but you've got to come back a cliché," or however it goes." Ex-Press.com
Posted Nov 12, 2015
3.5/5 83%

Mistress America (2015)

"Noah Baumbach and Greta Gerwig are cinema's creative couple of the moment, and it's a moment that shows signs of an extended run. " Ex-Press.com
Posted Nov 12, 2015
3/5 72%

The Kindergarten Teacher (Haganenet) (2015)

"The Kindergarten Teacher is more than a portrait of the artist as a young man. It's almost a horror story about the mysteries of art itself." Ex-Press.com
Posted Nov 11, 2015
4/5 94%

Best Of Enemies (2015)

"The story of how television, and much else, was changed forever." Ex-Press.com
Posted Nov 11, 2015
2.5/5 62%

The Intern (2015)

"There's a lot less going on in The Intern - the story of an old guy who goes to work for one of those fancy new e-commerce places, whatever that is - than meets the eye, or the funny bone. " Ex-Press.com
Posted Nov 11, 2015
4/5 92%

The Martian (2015)

"The Martian is a brilliantly designed entertainment that combines all the intricacies of good speculative fiction with a surprisingly lighthearted tone of survival." Ex-Press.com
Posted Nov 11, 2015
3.5/5 92%

Grandma (2015)

"This is a sketch, but it's a memorable one, and you sense that it's at the beginning of something: geezer cinema, a look at the baby boomers today after they've succeeded, or failed, or come out, or stayed in." Ex-Press.com
Posted Nov 11, 2015
3.5/5 73%

He Named Me Malala (2015)

"He Named Me Malala is at its best when Malala herself is on screen: self-possessed, brave, smart and worth listening to." Ex-Press.com
Posted Nov 11, 2015
2.5/5 16%

The Last Witch Hunter (2015)

"Ho-hum, except that it's all set up for a sequel, and I wouldn't bet against it. Vin Diesel is a hard man to kill." Ex-Press.com
Posted Nov 11, 2015
3/5 73%

Suffragette (2015)

"Suffragette is a worthwhile reminder of how far women have come and the price they had to pay to get here. We're left to imagine how much more there is to be done." Ex-Press.com
Posted Nov 11, 2015
3/5 65%

Spectre (2015)

" For all his panache, this Bond is a sour creature and his world is both confounding and black." Ex-Press.com
Posted Nov 11, 2015
2.5/5 44%

The 33 (2015)

"The familiar beats of the tale are comforting, rather than galvanizing, because we know what's coming." Ex-Press.com
Posted Nov 11, 2015
3/5 65%

Quantum of Solace (2008)

"This is 007 down to the essence: kiss kiss bang bang, minus the kiss kiss. Well, you've had your quantum of solace, Mr. Bond. Now have a vodka martini and relax." ‐Canada.com
Posted Nov 2, 2015
4/5 88%

Django Unchained (2012)

"By the end, Django is a hero for his times: the D is silent, but nothing else is." ‐Canada.com
Posted Jul 31, 2015
3.5/5 72%

The Amazing Spider-Man (2012)

"It's a classic, and the attraction is not the surprise of the plot, but to see how it's done this time. The answer is: very smoothly." ‐Canada.com
Posted Jul 14, 2015
4/5 93%

The Bourne Ultimatum (2007)

"The story of Jason Bourne is the story of the spy movie all grown up." ‐Canada.com
Posted Jun 23, 2015
93%

No Country for Old Men (2007)

"Beautifully photographed (by Roger Deakins) in leathery Texas tans, No Country For Old Men is filled with twists and surprises, hypnotically engaging from its very first scene." ‐Canada.com
Posted Feb 22, 2015
4/5 85%

Hellboy II: The Golden Army (Hellboy 2) (2008)

"In a season of endless comic book superheroes, Hellboy II is a unique visual feast." ‐Canada.com
Posted Dec 8, 2014
3.5/5 88%

Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire (2005)

"The adolescent subplot is treated sweetly by Newell. The awkward dances and dating faux pas at the school ball feel like additions from some other, less mythic series, and form a welcome respite from the intense magic-making of the rest of the film." ‐Canada.com
Posted Dec 8, 2014
2.5/5 87%

Kung Fu Panda (2008)

"Some of it just seems silly, which is fine for a family movie, of course, but there's silly and then there's silly. Kung Fu Panda is silly." ‐Canada.com
Posted Dec 7, 2014
3/5 85%

Bridge to Terabithia (2007)

"Bridge to Terabithia is a brave film but a disturbing one, and even though it is inspired by real-life events, it feels like a cheat." ‐Canada.com
Posted Dec 5, 2014
4.5/5 90%

Coraline (2009)

"You know from the very first sequence that Coraline is an extraordinary movie that is going to rattle the bejeezus out of young audience members and -- the truth be told -- their fathers as well." ‐Canada.com
Posted Nov 17, 2014
4/5 92%

Frost/Nixon (2008)

"[Langella gives] a textured performance of a tortured man, good enough that we actually feel sorry for him. That may have been Nixon's last and greatest trick." ‐Canada.com
Posted Oct 28, 2014
3.5/5 88%

Let Me In (2010)

"This is a story about two isolated kids making friends in a cold world. Those drops of blood in the snow could have come from anywhere." ‐Canada.com
Posted Oct 14, 2014
4/5 89%

Zombieland (2009)

"It's a zombie movie. It's a teen romance. It's a comedy. It's a hunt for that most elusive of snack foods, the Hostess Twinkie. Welcome to Zombieland. Watch out for marauding cannibals, and fasten your seatbelts." ‐Canada.com
Posted Sep 22, 2014
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