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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
No Score Yet Survivor's Remorse: Season 3 (TV, 2016) "Whatever the reason for the lack of awareness of Survivor's Remorse, know this: Now's a good time to start paying attention... immersion into the perks and problems of baller life is more sharply written, richly acted, and compelling than it's ever been. " ‐ New York Magazine/Vulture
Posted Jul 22, 2016
63% Absolutely Fabulous: The Movie (2016) "Absolutely Fabulous: The Movie, while amusing in spots, too often plays like a moderately decent TV-reunion show that's diminished by its attempt to be a theatrical feature. " ‐ New York Magazine/Vulture
Posted Jul 22, 2016
93% Stranger Things: Season 1 (TV, 2016) "This new Netflix series extends beyond the bounds of mere tribute. It's more like a portal into the kid-focused, fantasy-fueled, occasionally frightening films of that decade - pictures like E.T., Poltergeist, The Goonies, and Gremlins. " ‐ New York Magazine/Vulture
Posted Jul 18, 2016
64% Vice Principals: Season 1 (TV, 2016) "In comedy, timing is everything. Vice Principals, the new HBO comedy that has a mean streak so pronounced it could easily wipe out an army of rage-spewing internet trolls, may be arriving at a less than ideal time for its particular brand of humor. " ‐ New York Magazine/Vulture
Posted Jul 15, 2016
5/5 100% Downton Abbey: Season 6 Episode 8 "This week's episode of Downton Abbey... is unquestionably an instant classic. " ‐ New York Magazine/Vulture
Posted Jul 1, 2016
5/5 91% Downton Abbey: Season 6 Episode 9 "The last Downton Abbey of season six - and, also, my dear friends, the last Downton Abbey ever - provides more than the English version of a happy ending. It's an ending that's happy by any standard. " ‐ New York Magazine/Vulture
Posted Jul 1, 2016
4/5 91% Downton Abbey: Season 6 Episode 5 "Beauty is pain, after all. Sometimes, it's even bloody. " ‐ New York Magazine/Vulture
Posted Jun 30, 2016
100% Downton Abbey: Season 6 Episode 4 "Thomas Barrow is the most complicated and tragic character on Downton Abbey, and this week's episode proves it. " ‐ New York Magazine/Vulture
Posted Jun 29, 2016
4/5 100% Downton Abbey: Season 6 Episode 3 "When it comes to firing off witty barbs that inevitably transform into pseudo-memes, the Dowager Countess is still winning big. " ‐ New York Magazine/Vulture
Posted Jun 29, 2016
5/5 100% Downton Abbey: Season 6 Episode 7 "Now that we're truly in the final stretch, maybe I'm feeling more generous toward Downton Abbey than usual. But I thought this week's episode is as solid as anything since season one, when the series was at its sharply crafted best. " ‐ New York Magazine/Vulture
Posted Jun 29, 2016
4/5 85% Downton Abbey: Season 6 Episode 6 "There's something especially delicious and amusing about watching the family's complete ineptitude when forced to act as docents. " ‐ New York Magazine/Vulture
Posted Jun 29, 2016
3/5 75% Downton Abbey: Season 6 Episode 2 "In an episode that focuses on day-to-day minutiae - with light hints at the aforementioned social upheaval - the Drewe drama is the only truly exciting bit of business. " ‐ New York Magazine/Vulture
Posted Jun 29, 2016
3/5 82% Downton Abbey: Season 6 Episode 1 "After five seasons, this show is essentially family, which means we're well-aware of its flaws and manage to still love it - or at least appreciate it - in spite of them. " ‐ New York Magazine/Vulture
Posted Jun 29, 2016
5/5 100% Game of Thrones: Season 6 Episode 10 "We have finally arrived at a climactic moment. Winter is no longer merely coming. Winter is here. " ‐ New York Magazine/Vulture
Posted Jun 27, 2016
94% The Jungle Book (2016) "Even though it contains a few scary moments, I think this is a movie that parents should take their elementary school-aged children to see. " ‐ Uproxx
Posted Jun 24, 2016
29% My Big Fat Greek Wedding 2 (2016) "Vardalos, who once again wrote the screenplay and also stars, has built this sequel on the premise that everything that happened in the previous film should be recreated in the second, but in a way that feels even less organic. " ‐ Uproxx
Posted Jun 24, 2016
13% The Divergent Series: Allegiant (2016) "After Allegiant, some moviegoers may decide their work with this franchise is done here. " ‐ Uproxx
Posted Jun 24, 2016
33% Roadies: Season 1 (TV, 2016) "While the first three episodes of the series - the only ones made available to critics - overflow with Crowe's trademark optimism and contain glimmers of promise, the characters feel underdeveloped and the stakes a bit too low to keep viewers coming back. " ‐ New York Magazine/Vulture
Posted Jun 22, 2016
5/5 98% Game of Thrones: Season 6 Episode 9 "Thrones has done huge, Lord of the Rings-esque war scenes in the past. It's done them well. But this episode sets the bar higher than ever. " ‐ New York Magazine/Vulture
Posted Jun 20, 2016
97% Orange is the New Black: Season 4 (TV, 2016) "While this fourth chapter in the saga of Litchfield Penitentiary gets off to a bumpier start than usual, it ends on such powerful notes that if you've ever been a fan, you simply have to view all 13 episodes. " ‐ New York Magazine/Vulture
Posted Jun 16, 2016
63% BrainDead: Season 1 (TV, 2016) "Things are getting even more ideologically fractured in this country. BrainDead makes the absurd but entertaining case that this is happening because of freaky invasive bugs. " ‐ New York Magazine/Vulture
Posted Jun 14, 2016
100% O.J.: Made in America (2016) "Practically every moment of its seven-and-a-half-hour running time is thought-provoking, astonishing, sobering, hilarious, tragic, and sometimes all of those at once. " ‐ New York Magazine/Vulture
Posted Jun 9, 2016
4/5 98% Game of Thrones: Season 6 Episode 7 "Although two bombs get dropped in this week's episode of Game of Thrones, it's an hour focused on putting the narrative chess pieces into place... "The Broken Man" doesn't finish off any of its major moves. Those bold turns are yet to come. " ‐ New York Magazine/Vulture
Posted Jun 6, 2016
89% UnReal: Season 2 (TV, 2016) "The second season of UnREAL... continues to work from that same multilayered template, but with even more confidence and a greater sense of ambition. " ‐ New York Magazine/Vulture
Posted Jun 2, 2016
42% Maya & Marty: Season 1 (TV, 2016) "Unsure of how to distinguish itself as a something wholly original. " ‐ New York Magazine/Vulture
Posted Jun 2, 2016
5/5 91% Game of Thrones: Season 6 Episode 6 "On the heels of last week's terrific episode, "Blood of My Blood" - which is also directed by Jack Bender - feels even more narratively sure-footed and beautifully realized. " ‐ New York Magazine/Vulture
Posted May 30, 2016
57% Money Monster (2016) "Even professionals sometimes take a loss, and that's what Money Monster ultimately feels like: an investment that doesn't quite pay off. " ‐ Uproxx
Posted May 27, 2016
5/5 100% Game of Thrones: Season 6 Episode 5 ""You said you would protect me." That might be the most important sentence in "The Door," the third consecutive top-notch, propulsive episode in this very good season. " ‐ New York Magazine/Vulture
Posted May 22, 2016
0.5/4 43% The Angry Birds Movie (2016) "After paying good money to take your family to see this film, you may be dealing with some anger-management issues of your own. " ‐ Washington Post
Posted May 19, 2016
4/5 100% Game of Thrones: Season 6 Episode 4 "During the awesome final moments of "Book of the Stranger,"... [Daenerys] announces to the Dothraki, and to those watching at home, that she is no damsel. " ‐ New York Magazine/Vulture
Posted May 16, 2016
5/5 96% Game of Thrones: Season 6 Episode 3 "With the question of Jon Snow's revival (mostly) answered, Games of Thrones feels more liberated this week. " ‐ New York Magazine/Vulture
Posted May 9, 2016
3/5 92% Game of Thrones: Season 6 Episode 2 ""Home" essentially suffers from the same epidemic that infected much of season five: It lays a lot of narrative groundwork without breaking much new ground. " ‐ New York Magazine/Vulture
Posted May 2, 2016
1/4 7% Mother's Day (2016) "When Aniston's character casually mentions Groundhog Day and Flag Day in conversation, I immediately thought to myself, "Be quiet, you, or Garry Marshall will get even more bad ideas." " ‐ Washington Post
Posted Apr 28, 2016
92% Veep: Season 5 (TV, 2016) "The election may be deadlocked, but already, Season 5 looks like a winner. " ‐ New York Times
Posted Apr 25, 2016
4/5 94% Game of Thrones: Season 6 (TV, 2016) "This season already feels more compelling than season five. " ‐ New York Magazine/Vulture
Posted Apr 25, 2016
4/5 92% Game of Thrones: Season 6 Episode 1 "In the most ovation-worthy moment of this premiere, Brienne of Tarth finally lives up to her promise to protect the Stark offspring by slicing down the soldiers poised to bring Sansa back to her dastardly husband, Ramsay Bolton. " ‐ New York Magazine/Vulture
Posted Apr 25, 2016
3% Nina (2016) "It's difficult to watch Nina and not compare it to What Happened, Miss Simone?... because the non-fiction version paints a more complete, nuanced portrait of a complicated woman. " ‐ Uproxx
Posted Apr 19, 2016
5/5 90% Downton Abbey: Series 6 Episode 9 "The last Downton Abbey of season six - and, also, my dear friends, the last Downton Abbey ever - provides more than the English version of a happy ending. It's an ending that's happy by any standard. " ‐ New York Magazine/Vulture
Posted Mar 7, 2016
87% House of Cards: Season 4 (TV, 2016) "The fourth season of House of Cards begins with the presidential primaries still in progress, a backdrop that could overshadow these 13 episodes or make them feel extra-relevant. " ‐ New York Times
Posted Mar 4, 2016
3.5/4 98% Zootopia (2016) "The best animated film of the year, as well as one that conveys a message rarely heard in movies for children: Getting exactly what you hoped for isn't the end of the journey. " ‐ Washington Post
Posted Mar 3, 2016
5/5 100% Downton Abbey: Series 6 Episode 8 "This week's episode of Downton Abbey... is unquestionably an instant classic. " ‐ New York Magazine/Vulture
Posted Feb 23, 2016
86% Kung Fu Panda 3 (2016) "Kung Fu Panda 3 follows that same template almost to the letter and punctuation mark. But it's so engaging and entertaining that its reliance on that well-worn hero's journey narrative doesn't feel stale. " ‐ Uproxx
Posted Feb 17, 2016
5/5 100% Downton Abbey: Series 6 Episode 7 "Now that we're truly in the final stretch, maybe I'm feeling more generous toward Downton Abbey than usual. But I thought this week's episode is as solid as anything since season one, when the series was at its sharply crafted best. " ‐ New York Magazine/Vulture
Posted Feb 15, 2016
49% How To Be Single (2016) "When a modern love story elicits a few laughs while also showing off a New York that, under the direction of Christian Ditter, looks like a glimmering fairy land... you probably, honestly, won't really care that it doesn't reflect reality. " ‐ Uproxx
Posted Feb 11, 2016
4/5 85% Downton Abbey: Series 6 Episode 6 "There's something especially delicious and amusing about watching the family's complete ineptitude when forced to act as docents. " ‐ New York Magazine/Vulture
Posted Feb 8, 2016
4/5 91% Downton Abbey: Series 6 Episode 5 "Beauty is pain, after all. Sometimes, it's even bloody. " ‐ New York Magazine/Vulture
Posted Feb 5, 2016
3/5 82% Downton Abbey: Series 6 Episode 1 "After five seasons, this show is essentially family, which means we're well-aware of its flaws and manage to still love it - or at least appreciate it - in spite of them. " ‐ New York Magazine/Vulture
Posted Feb 5, 2016
3/5 75% Downton Abbey: Series 6 Episode 2 "In an episode that focuses on day-to-day minutiae - with light hints at the aforementioned social upheaval - the Drewe drama is the only truly exciting bit of business. " ‐ New York Magazine/Vulture
Posted Feb 5, 2016
4/5 100% Downton Abbey: Series 6 Episode 3 "When it comes to firing off witty barbs that inevitably transform into pseudo-memes, the Dowager Countess is still winning big. " ‐ New York Magazine/Vulture
Posted Feb 5, 2016
4/5 100% Downton Abbey: Series 6 Episode 4 "Thomas Barrow is the most complicated and tragic character on Downton Abbey, and this week's episode proves it. " ‐ New York Magazine/Vulture
Posted Feb 5, 2016
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