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Jeffrey Lyles

Jeffrey Lyles
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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
8.5/10 90% Barbershop: The Next Cut (2016) A more mature installment that seeks to challenge audiences as often as it cracks them up, Next Cut marks a charming and enjoyable evolution of the series. ‐ Lyles' Movie Files
Posted Jan 20, 2017
4/10 42% xXx: Return of Xander Cage (2017) Plays out like a bootlegged version of Fast and the Furious in xXx's clothing. ‐ Lyles' Movie Files
Posted Jan 19, 2017
1/10 20% Pitchfork (2017) A spectacular disaster of a horror film that's more of an endurance test to try and make it through all of this woeful 94 minutes. ‐ Lyles' Movie Files
Posted Jan 12, 2017
8/10 34% Live By Night (2017) For gangster aficionados, it should be a made movie even if there's some issues that hold it back from elite level gangster classic status. ‐ Lyles' Movie Files
Posted Jan 10, 2017
9/10 96% Paterson (2016) One of those rare, assured films that isn't particularly remarkable yet is enjoyable and charming in all the ways that matter most. ‐ Lyles' Movie Files
Posted Jan 6, 2017
3/10 43% The Girl on the Train (2016) It feels less like hopping on board a train and more climbing onto the bandwagon of dozens of Lifetime movies. ‐ Lyles' Movie Files
Posted Dec 22, 2016
10/10 93% La La Land (2016) Even with all the awards and Oscars hype, it still won't do enough justice to one of the decade's most magical masterpieces. ‐ Lyles' Movie Files
Posted Dec 15, 2016
6.5/10 60% The Bounce Back (2016) While it won't win points for originality, The Bounce Back is a charming and occasionally really funny romantic comedy. ‐ Lyles' Movie Files
Posted Dec 15, 2016
9.5/10 72% Nocturnal Animals (2016) The darker tone might not make the film work for everyone, but it proves to be a riveting and rewarding experience for those able to stick with it. ‐ Lyles' Movie Files
Posted Dec 15, 2016
9.7/10 85% Rogue One: A Star Wars Story (2016) A much bolder addition to the franchise that makes risky deviations from the winning formula. That those bold decisions pay off is impressive, most ...well, you know the rest. ‐ Lyles' Movie Files
Posted Dec 13, 2016
5.5/10 96% Manchester by the Sea (2016) One of those weird cases of a film that technically hits most of the appropriate marks, but is so lifeless it's hard to fully appreciate. ‐ Lyles' Movie Files
Posted Dec 11, 2016
7.5/10 42% Office Christmas Party (2016) Office Christmas Party might not become an annual viewing tradition, but it's enjoyable enough for those seeking a raunchier holiday treat. ‐ Lyles' Movie Files
Posted Dec 8, 2016
9.5/10 85% Sully (2016) This is sharp, focused and quality film making. Sit back and enjoy the flight. Capt. Hanks has everything fully under control in this a skillfully told and engaging effort. ‐ Lyles' Movie Files
Posted Dec 5, 2016
9.5/10 97% Kubo and the Two Strings (2016) With a stunningly lavish world and a fascinating premise, Kubo and the Two Strings is a highly satisfying and entertaining adventure. ‐ Lyles' Movie Files
Posted Dec 2, 2016
10/10 98% Moonlight (2016) Exquisitely conceived and beautifully realized, Moonlight is one of 2016's most radiant and must-see films. ‐ Lyles' Movie Files
Posted Nov 29, 2016
8.5/10 61% Allied (2016) Despite some chemistry issues, Allied is a tense, unpredictable World War II romance drama that reinforces the notion that love is a battlefield. ‐ Lyles' Movie Files
Posted Nov 23, 2016
9/10 73% Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them (2016) Makes a convincing and frequently stunning argument that there's (magical) life after Harry Potter. While it's got a few issues, this is a charming kickoff to the franchise. ‐ Lyles' Movie Files
Posted Nov 18, 2016
8/10 78% The Monster (2016) The Monster represents a nerve-rattling comeback for the genre that should make long drives in the woods a lot more stressful for viewers. ‐ Lyles' Movie Files
Posted Nov 14, 2016
9.5/10 94% Arrival (2016) A wonderfully complex, heartfelt tale in the midst of an encounter with the unknown. One of the smartest sci-fi films to come around in years and lands as one of 2016's best. ‐ Lyles' Movie Files
Posted Nov 11, 2016
9.5/10 89% Batman: Return Of The Caped Crusaders (2016) There's a joy impossible to deny. It's crafted by a team that can hardly contain its adoration for the material. That love is so apparent it might win over a new generation. ‐ Lyles' Movie Files
Posted Nov 5, 2016
9/10 90% Doctor Strange (2016) There's never been another comic book film remotely close to the Doctor Strange experience and I can't wait for the doc to make his next theatrical house call. ‐ Lyles' Movie Files
Posted Nov 3, 2016
1/10 11% Jack Goes Home (2016) Jack Goes Home triples down on weird and stays in a dark, twisted place. It's a grueling, joyless viewing experience. ‐ Lyles' Movie Files
Posted Oct 14, 2016
7/10 60% Desierto (2016) Desierto might not hold up the longer you try and analyze it, but as an in the moment thriller, it's brutally effective that keeps your attention right to the end. ‐ Lyles' Movie Files
Posted Oct 13, 2016
9.5/10 51% The Accountant (2016) A wonderfully made thriller that satisfies on every level. And I'm betting it will prove even more enjoyable upon repeated viewings. ‐ Lyles' Movie Files
Posted Oct 13, 2016
8/10 76% Kevin Hart: What Now? (2016) As the current reigning king of comedy, Hart shows no signs of abandoning his throne any time soon. ‐ Lyles' Movie Files
Posted Oct 13, 2016
9/10 72% The Birth of a Nation (2016) While it's not a perfect movie, it is the perfect film for this precise moment in history. Nation isn't an enjoyable experience, but it's a necessary one. ‐ Lyles' Movie Files
Posted Oct 6, 2016
5/10 83% Deepwater Horizon (2016) An awkward attempt at retrofitting an actual tragedy onto the standard Hollywood disaster movie template. ‐ Lyles' Movie Files
Posted Sep 29, 2016
2/10 10% ClownTown (2016) It's best to consider ClownTown more of a horror/thriller parody. Its generic by the numbers approach to terrors in the wood would be slightly more tolerable. ‐ Lyles' Movie Files
Posted Sep 29, 2016
2/10 12% I.T. (2016) I.T. doesn't even have the decency to be bad in a trashy, guilty pleasure manner. ‐ Lyles' Movie Files
Posted Sep 23, 2016
8/10 92% Queen of Katwe (2016) A treat. With a story that works on multiple levels for young and adult audiences and outstanding performances, this is definitely a family film worth checking out. ‐ Lyles' Movie Files
Posted Sep 22, 2016
9.5/10 63% The Magnificent Seven (2016) While it might not launch a Western cinematic resurgence, The Magnificent Seven gives the genre a much needed shot in the arm. Say hello to the fall's first big blockbuster. ‐ Lyles' Movie Files
Posted Sep 22, 2016
7/10 52% Knight & Day (2010) Knight and Day doesn't revolutionize the spy genre, but it's an entertaining, pleasant distraction with fun performances by Cruise and Diaz. ‐ Lyles' Movie Files
Posted Sep 18, 2016
6.5/10 64% Greater (2016) As a basic football film Greater is perfectly adequate, but it could have truly lived up to its title with stronger convictions on its faith component. ‐ Lyles' Movie Files
Posted Sep 8, 2016
7/10 43% Kickboxer: Vengeance (2016) While largely unnecessary for those who fondly remember the 1989 original, this is a pretty decent remake. ‐ Lyles' Movie Files
Posted Sep 5, 2016
5/10 44% Level Up (2016) Level Up has a ton of potential, but the filmmakers don't rise to the challenge of embracing its wondrous possibilities. ‐ Lyles' Movie Files
Posted Aug 26, 2016
6.5/10 45% Hands of Stone (2016) There's a great film about Durán's life fighting to break through, but it never quite connects. We're left with a good film that clearly doesn't reach its potential. ‐ Lyles' Movie Files
Posted Aug 25, 2016
8/10 87% Don't Breathe (2016) Hits all the marks of a classic. Count on a steady dose of nervous laughter and a sense of dread. And remember the title is a warning for the characters, not the audience. ‐ Lyles' Movie Files
Posted Aug 25, 2016
7/10 50% Batman: The Killing Joke (2016) Break out the chapter select function and zoom past the Batgirl subplot and this is one of Warner Bros. Animation's best efforts. ‐ Lyles' Movie Files
Posted Aug 22, 2016
8/10 26% Suicide Squad (2016) It didn't need to be anything more than another fun and entertaining entry in the DC movie universe. For better or worse for DC fans/haters, that's exactly what it delivers. ‐ Lyles' Movie Files
Posted Aug 3, 2016
5.5/10 56% Jason Bourne (2016) Clearly the theme with Jason Bourne is the franchise ain't broke so we're not fixing it. ‐ Lyles' Movie Files
Posted Jul 28, 2016
9/10 66% Nerve (2016) A killer concept and better execution. Part adrenaline rush/part social commentary on insta-fame and Internet mob mentality, Nerve is smarter than the typical teen thriller. ‐ Lyles' Movie Files
Posted Jul 26, 2016
7/10 84% Star Trek Beyond (2016) Star Trek Beyond takes the series to a louder, hollow and more explosive frontier. Yes, it's still fun, but it comes by it in a cheaper, eager to please fashion. ‐ Lyles' Movie Files
Posted Jul 21, 2016
7/10 73% Ghostbusters (2016) For those willing to give it an honest chance Ghostbusters is a decent frivolous bit of summer blockbuster escapism. Nothing to be afraid of with that at all. ‐ Lyles' Movie Files
Posted Jul 14, 2016
6/10 74% The Secret Life of Pets (2016) While not top dog of 2016's animal based animation films, The Secret Life of Pets is charming, if not spectacular. ‐ Lyles' Movie Files
Posted Jul 7, 2016
4/10 78% The Phenom (2016) Too methodically-paced with little payoff The Phenom is like a flamed out prospect that can't make use of its potential. ‐ Lyles' Movie Files
Posted Jul 5, 2016
6/10 91% Three (Saam Yan Hang) (2016) Is Three worth the journey for one amazing sequence? Probably. It's the kind of action scene we're not likely to see duplicated many times this year. ‐ Lyles' Movie Files
Posted Jul 1, 2016
3/10 36% The Legend of Tarzan (2016) Failing on every account to make its main character seem special, let alone legendary, Tarzan is one of the summer's weakest would-be blockbusters. ‐ Lyles' Movie Files
Posted Jul 1, 2016
2/10 17% Vigilante Diaries (2016) Vigilante Diaries is a comprehensive disaster. Close the book on this diary, there's nothing exciting to be found here. ‐ Lyles' Movie Files
Posted Jun 23, 2016
8.5/10 85% Meet The Patels (2015) In this divisive culture some have worked hard to establish it's important to see a film that reminds us that despite our differences, we all have a lot more in common. ‐ Lyles' Movie Files
Posted Jun 16, 2016
9.5/10 94% Finding Dory (2016) Finding Dory is the kind of enthralling, immersive movie that will have your inner Inside Out crew working overtime handling all the emotions. ‐ Lyles' Movie Files
Posted Jun 14, 2016