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Joe Reid
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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
20% How It Ends (2018) Theo James has gotten good at playing this one kind of protagonist; he's like the exact midpoint between all of the overwhelmed-but-capable disaster movie heroes you've ever seen. ‐ Decider
Read More | Posted Jul 16, 2018
95% A Quiet Place (2018) The universe of A Quiet Place doesn't stretch any farther than the Abbott family can travel on foot, which allows Krasinski to tell a taut and empathetic story about a family trying to survive together.‐ Decider
Read More | Posted Jul 16, 2018
83% Blockers (2018) Blockers succeeds when it's being ridiculous and funny, but it's something special when it allows teen girls and single moms and female directors who hardly ever get to participate in the fun of mainstream comedies suddenly get seated at the table.‐ Decider
Read More | Posted Jul 6, 2018
100% Recovery Boys (2018) It can be devastating at times, but you won't feel like it was time ill spent.‐ Decider
Read More | Posted Jun 29, 2018
80% Unsane (2018) The plot doesn't hold up to a ton of scrutiny? Fine. But while it's moving, it's a heck of a ride.‐ Decider
Read More | Posted Jun 29, 2018
No Score Yet To Each, Her Own (Les gouts et les couleurs) (2018) The comedy isn't all that funny and the romance isn't all that romantic. An admirable swing, but a miss.‐ Decider
Read More | Posted Jun 26, 2018
100% Us & Them (2018) It's heartening that this is the kind of movie that can become a huge blockbuster sensation in China. Here's hoping plenty of people find it on Netflix and are able to give it the attention it deserves.‐ Decider
Read More | Posted Jun 25, 2018
13% Brain on Fire (2018) This one falls short on pretty much every level, from the acting to the pacing to the tone. It's the kind of movie that does a billion little irritating things that add up to something worse.‐ Decider
Read More | Posted Jun 22, 2018
96% The Death of Stalin (2018) ...in an era where villainy does in fact seem to keep prevailing, it's satisfying to watch them stumble and scramble for our amusement, if only for a while.‐ Decider
Read More | Posted Jun 22, 2018
No Score Yet Maktub (2018) It's a fun idea for a movie, carried off with charm, but it never quite fully takes off from good to great. The film is well done, but it's a walk, don't run situation.‐ Decider
Read More | Posted Jun 21, 2018
93% Sunday's Illness (La enfermedad del domingo) (2018) It's highly worth discovering and would make for a deserving contender for Foreign Language Film at the Oscars if the cards shake out right.‐ Decider
Read More | Posted Jun 18, 2018
91% Love, Simon (2018) Love, Simon succeeds best when it's letting its teen characters - particularly these teen characters - sprawl out... The cast is full of promising young performers. ‐ Decider
Read More | Posted Jun 18, 2018
47% How to Talk to Girls at Parties (2018) There are moments in this movie where the great movie it could've been peek out... They're fleeting, here, but they're worth savoring, and they happen often enough to make it worth your while.‐ Decider
Read More | Posted Jun 13, 2018
86% Alex Strangelove (2018) Stream it. We're still waiting for The Great Gay Romantic Comedy - maybe we'll always be waiting for it - but in the meantime, this is a likeable, flirty, sweet teen comedy.‐ Decider
Read More | Posted Jun 11, 2018
86% Thoroughbreds (2018) "The reason that Thoroughbreds works to the extent that it does - and the reason why it's a can't miss movie even when it doesn't fully succeed - lies in the interplay between actresses Anya Taylor-Joy and Olivia Cooke."‐ Decider
Read More | Posted Jun 8, 2018
83% Game Night (2018) It is a likeable, funny, and fast-moving caper that delivers on pretty much all levels. It'll make for fantastic couch-watching.‐ Decider
Read More | Posted Jun 7, 2018
73% Last Days of Disco (1998) The Last Days of Disco is a feast for clever, loaded dialogue, delivered with zip by its fantastic cast, chief among them Chloe Sevigny and the divine Kate Beckinsale.‐ Decider
Read More | Posted Jun 7, 2018
87% Annihilation (2018) The visuals are astounding, and the when the story dives headlong into examinations of self and self-destruction, the movie really takes a leap.‐ Decider
Read More | Posted Jun 7, 2018
70% Ibiza (2018) Stream it. You'll laugh often enough that you won't feel ripped off. But you'll also likely feel a twinge of regret at the comedy these three women could have made.‐ Decider
Read More | Posted May 29, 2018
82% Patti Cake$ (2017) ...builds up to one of the most surprisingly emotional crescendos of any recent film. This one is definitely worth your time.‐ Decider
Read More | Posted May 28, 2018
84% The Final Year (2018) It's a good watch if you're a political wonk, but even if you don't follow foreign policy all that closely, it's a good education.‐ Decider
Read More | Posted May 23, 2018
100% Catching Feelings (2018) The usual romantic-comedy frustrations where smart characters act stupid so that we have a movie to watch are at play here, but this is a likeable movie with some funny performers. ‐ Decider
Read More | Posted May 23, 2018
92% Revenge (2018) Revenge, one of the great revenge fantasies of the last few decades, is a fantastically visceral film, full of blood and pain and countless opportunities for audience members to hide their eyes.‐ Decider
Read More | Posted May 18, 2018
88% Psychokinesis (2018) Stream it... This is a movie that starts out pretty strange, but it absolutely rewards you for sticking with it.‐ Decider
Read More | Posted May 14, 2018
No Score Yet Forgive Us Our Debts (2018) There's more verve and energy to Forgive Us Our Debts than I was expecting by yet another movie about a man in financial distress falling into a life of crime... There are better movies, but you could do a lot worse.‐ Decider
Read More | Posted May 8, 2018
99% God's Own Country (2017) ...frank and sexy and ultimately bravely optimistic.‐ Decider
Read More | Posted May 4, 2018
40% Anon (2018) Anon keeps scraping at compelling ideas, but it's paced far too slowly and looks too visually messy to hold interest.‐ Decider
Read More | Posted May 4, 2018
67% Candy Jar (2018) This is a highly watchable movie that doesn't break any new ground but will, at worst, make you think of a good half-dozen other great movies like it.‐ Decider
Read More | Posted Apr 30, 2018
100% Paddington 2 (2018) Paddington 2 is a romp! It's a delight... the rare all-ages triumph.‐ Decider
Read More | Posted Apr 27, 2018
87% The Post (2018) The Post tells an urgent story interestingly and well, and if you're a fan of movies, it's hard to imagine it will disappoint.‐ Decider
Read More | Posted Apr 24, 2018
71% Kodachrome (2018) Harris, Sudeikis, and Olsen are all great performers, but they're hiking slowly uphill telling a story that doesn't even head-fake towards surprising us.‐ Decider
Read More | Posted Apr 24, 2018
44% 24 Hours to Live (2017) It's not a great movie, though Hawke does a good job, and sharp-eyed viewers will have a good time with familiar faces like Game of Thrones' Liam Cunningham and Riverdale's Nathalie Boltt.‐ Decider
Read More | Posted Apr 18, 2018
No Score Yet I Am Not An Easy Man (Je Ne Suis Pas Un Homme Facile) (2018) You've seen many better attempts to deal with gender politics in romantic comedies, but you've definitely seen worse.‐ Decider
Read More | Posted Apr 18, 2018
92% Brawl in Cell Block 99 (2017) If you revel in brutality and find hard-to-watch violence to be the kind of challenge you're up for, this is probably the movie for you.‐ Decider
Read More | Posted Apr 13, 2018
56% The Greatest Showman (2017) I will personally be watching Zac Efron and Zendaya doing aerial acrobatics on "Rewrite the Stars" quite a few more times between now and whenever either the rental period runs out or The Greatest Showman is sent to jail for crimes against chill-ness.‐ Decider
Read More | Posted Apr 13, 2018
100% The 4th Company (La 4a Compañía) (2016) In the end, prison is prison and hell is prison too.‐ Decider
Read More | Posted Apr 13, 2018
66% Come Sunday (2018) ... a remarkably non-judgmental film about conservative religion. ‐ Decider
Read More | Posted Apr 13, 2018
74% Paterno (2018) It's a film that may not be able to illuminate very much, but thanks to strong performances, what we do know is deeply felt.‐ Decider
Read More | Posted Apr 13, 2018
17% The Titan (2018) The Titan gets that impulse, even if the end result of our desired fish-man-ification is alienation from our loved ones, an inability to communicate, and a tendency towards violence.‐ Decider
Read More | Posted Apr 13, 2018
100% Layla M. (2016) ... the filmmakers do a rather great job getting the audience to understand their lives and minds and often their hearts.‐ Decider
Read More | Posted Apr 13, 2018
76% Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle (2017) But it's a genuinely great and fun time with a movie that's always just a little bit smarter, a little bit more empathetic, and a little bit better than it needs to be.‐ Decider
Read More | Posted Apr 13, 2018
84% First Match (2018) As a platform for a pair of incredibly exciting new talents, one behind the camera and one in front of it, First Match is a winner.‐ Decider
Read More | Posted Apr 10, 2018
88% The Road Movie (2018) There is something undeniably visceral about The Road Movie. Perhaps there's a Rorschach-esque, staring-at-clouds quality at play, but the more you watch, the more that you start to see a little bit of artistry at play.‐ Decider
Read More | Posted Mar 14, 2018
20% The Outsider (2018) This is a movie that's way too concerned with justifying its main character than in giving that main character anything interesting to do or be. This white savior movie can't save itself.‐ Decider
Read More | Posted Mar 14, 2018
84% Ravenous (Les affamés) (2018) The filmmaking is both gorgeous and assembled for maximum tension. The opening scene takes the world from the mundane to the horrifying in the snap of a finger.‐ Decider
Read More | Posted Mar 5, 2018
87% Veronica (Verónica) (2017) Paco Plaza is good with imagery, from scorched mattresses to a yard full of school children staring ominously towards an eclipse through film negatives, to the aforementioned blind nun.‐ Decider
Read More | Posted Mar 5, 2018
85% Wonder (2017) It's a film whose horizons are far broader than they needed to be, that looks at the experience of a 10-year-old boy as inseparable from the experience of those around him, his parents and teachers and siblings and friends‐ Decider
Read More | Posted Feb 23, 2018
96% The Florida Project (2017) ... some of the most compelling, realistic, and lovable (despite the fact that they are objectively little monsters) protagonists in any film last year.‐ Decider
Read More | Posted Feb 21, 2018
71% The Ritual (2017) The Ritual is a creepy, freaky slice of terror that knows exactly where it wants to put its audience and will effectively scare the pants off you.‐ Decider
Read More | Posted Feb 16, 2018
91% On Body and Soul (A Teströl és Lélekröl) (2018) What director Ildiko Enyedi does rather beautifully is take the mundane day-to-day that these characters are living and depict it so precisely that the imprecise nature of dream connections and love feel all the more ephemeral.‐ Decider
Read More | Posted Feb 9, 2018