Movie Reviews Only

T-Meter Title | Year
57% The Beach Bum (2019) I, admittedly, had a hard time getting on its woozy wavelength. But The Beach Bum is a work of undeniable commitment and craft... - Hollywood Reporter EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 10, 2019
100% Premature (2019) A small but stirring coming-of-ager with a knockout lead turn. - Hollywood Reporter EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 27, 2019
100% Honey Boy (2019) A sensitive, sincere portrait of a child actor's dysfunctional upbringing and its devastating fallout. - Hollywood Reporter EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 25, 2019
81% Instant Family (2018) It's genial and spirited and - unsurprisingly, given its genesis - has at least a basic feel for life as it's lived, full of stings and surprises. - Hollywood Reporter EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 14, 2018
85% A Simple Favor (2018) The movie never sheds its aura of talented people trying to class up cheap material. - Hollywood Reporter EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 10, 2018
88% Non-Fiction (2019) A new treasure from one of France's most vital filmmakers. - Hollywood Reporter EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 31, 2018
56% Tag (2018) Tag is neither bad nor good, but rather, despite its out-there story, almost numbingly ordinary: an easy, breezy action-com that's sometimes amusing but rarely funny, competent rather than inspired. - Hollywood Reporter EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 14, 2018
No Score Yet Amin (2018) What felt like a graceful simplicity in Fatima too often feels like oversimplification in Amin. - Hollywood Reporter EDIT
Read More | Posted May 18, 2018
67% Little Tickles (Les chatouilles) (2018) A sometimes clumsy, but finally fierce and winning take on a tough topic. - Hollywood Reporter EDIT
Read More | Posted May 16, 2018
77% Sorry Angel (Plaire, aimer et courir vite) (2019) Vibrant and moving. - Hollywood Reporter EDIT
Read More | Posted May 9, 2018
56% Duck Butter (2018) Frequently silly, only fitfully involving and often surprisingly banal despite its outré premise... - Hollywood Reporter EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 22, 2018
86% 6 Balloons (2018) What stays with you is [Abbi] Jacobson's grippingly understated lead turn, which promises a fruitful future screen life beyond Broad City. - Hollywood Reporter EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 19, 2018
91% Love, Simon (2018) It's an expertly carved chunk of cheese. But taken on its own, limited terms, Love, Simon is also a charmer - warm, often funny and gently touching, tickling rather than pummeling your tear ducts. - Hollywood Reporter EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 27, 2018
84% Game Night (2018) There are chuckles here and there, but a striking absence of belly laughs. - Hollywood Reporter EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 20, 2018
100% Leave No Trace (2018) An absorbing, delicately directed and acted father-daughter drama. - Hollywood Reporter EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 22, 2018
85% Nancy (2018) The movie's refusal to ingratiate is admirable, even if you end up wondering whether it was worth all the doom and gloom. - Hollywood Reporter EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 21, 2018
75% The Revival (2018) But it is a worthwhile one, showcasing a pair of deeply gifted leading men and a promising new talent behind the camera. - Hollywood Reporter EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 2, 2018
30% A Bad Moms Christmas (2017) A Bad Moms Christmas is louder, busier and more pandering than the original - an exhausting spectacle of skilled performers gamely mugging their way through a cash grab. - Hollywood Reporter EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 1, 2017
83% Girl Flu. (2017) Girl Flu is a slight but distinctive coming-of-ager. - Hollywood Reporter EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 6, 2017
85% The Wife (2018) Like a bomb ticking away toward detonation, Glenn Close commands the center of The Wife: still, formidable and impossible to look away from. - Hollywood Reporter EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 16, 2017
43% A Worthy Companion (2017) A Worthy Companion gives a pulpy lesbian-obsession thriller premise the full arthouse treatment. Warning: You may miss the pulp. - Hollywood Reporter EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 13, 2017
80% Brad's Status (2017) A droll and affecting male-midlife-crisis comedy. - Hollywood Reporter EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 10, 2017
33% Home Again (2017) So thoroughly sanitized that it's essentially wiped of personality. - Hollywood Reporter EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 5, 2017
33% The Only Living Boy in New York (2017) It's quite a feat for a movie to deploy Simon & Garfunkel's "The Only Living Boy in New York" and somehow leave you cold. - Hollywood Reporter EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 5, 2017
64% Anything (2018) A touching, tentative love story. - Hollywood Reporter EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 20, 2017
70% Double Lover (L'amant double) (2018) A film that's made with serious craftsmanship but never takes itself seriously. - Hollywood Reporter EDIT
Read More | Posted May 26, 2017
50% Golden Years (Nos années folles) (2017) The feeling and generosity of spirit that fill the frame in the director's best offerings are conspicuously missing. - Hollywood Reporter EDIT
Read More | Posted May 23, 2017
36% Snatched (2017) A fitfully amusing, entirely disposable mother-daughter caper that's elevated a notch by its gifted central duo and capable direction from Jonathan Levine. - Hollywood Reporter EDIT
Read More | Posted May 10, 2017
80% Blame (2018) The film is powered by some fine acting, as well as a current of sincere feeling that helps you forgive some of its more conspicuous flaws and limitations. - Hollywood Reporter EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 23, 2017
50% The Ticket (2017) The Ticket is underwhelming in several ways, but the performance driving it is magnetic. - Hollywood Reporter EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 4, 2017
61% The Zookeeper's Wife (2017) The movie's central figures and their experiences have been cleansed of complexity, embalmed in a sort of hagiographic glaze that makes even the pain look pretty. - Hollywood Reporter EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 20, 2017
26% Table 19 (2017) Anna Kendrick has a recent track record of being decisively better than the movies she's in. Table 19, an innocuous but misguided mess written and directed by Jeffrey Blitz from a story by Mark and Jay Duplass, continues the trend. - Hollywood Reporter EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 1, 2017
78% The Hero (2017) Sam Elliott's smoky, whiskey-soaked baritone is one of American cinema's undervalued treasures... It pretty much rescues Brett Haley's... The Hero, cutting clean through the film's pile of clichés with its gruff feeling and wry, weary wit. - Hollywood Reporter EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 22, 2017
39% Why Him? (2016) Almost nothing anyone does registers as recognizably human; it's all just a pretext for yet another round of envelope-pushing outrageousness. - Hollywood Reporter EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 12, 2016
18% Keeping Up With The Joneses (2016) Greg Mottola has made some fine contributions to big-screen comedy - including sweet-and-salty teen flicks Adventureland and Superbad - but his new film, Keeping Up With the Joneses, is decidedly not one of them. - Hollywood Reporter EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 18, 2016
94% The Edge of Seventeen (2016) Fast, full-hearted and graced with a beautifully modulated lead turn by Hailee Steinfeld, the movie takes the risk of playing it straight and sincere - and the risk pays off. - Hollywood Reporter EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 17, 2016
90% Blue Jay (2016) Small but stirring, thanks mostly to Sarah Paulson. - Hollywood Reporter EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 15, 2016
59% Strange Weather (2017) A sincere, somewhat clunky drama, delivering lots of Americana-infused atmosphere but little excitement or novelty. - Hollywood Reporter EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 14, 2016
13% The Summoning (Planetarium) (2017) A good-looking misfire. - Hollywood Reporter EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 7, 2016
61% The Light Between Oceans (2016) The cathartic pleasures of a good old-fashioned weepie are promised and then never delivered in Derek Cianfrance's handsome but curiously lifeless The Light Between Oceans. - Hollywood Reporter EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 30, 2016
58% Bad Moms (2016) Hahn ... injects what could have been another insipid studio hack job with a bracing shot of personality. - Hollywood Reporter EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 28, 2016
88% Looking: The Movie (2016) While Looking: The Movie isn't as astonishingly fine as Looking the series, there's enough greatness in it to make fans (we're out there!) agonize anew over the fact that, yes, this time it's over for real. - Hollywood Reporter EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 11, 2016
70% Central Intelligence (2016) It capitalizes on the chemistry between Hart and Johnson, who convey what seems like genuine delight in each other's company - something that gives this bromantic diversion a giddy kick. - Hollywood Reporter EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 16, 2016
45% It's Only the End of the World (Juste la fin du monde) (2016) A disappointment, even for the Dolan faithful. - Hollywood Reporter EDIT
Read More | Posted May 19, 2016
6% Mother's Day (2016) A movie not even a mother could love. - Hollywood Reporter EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 28, 2016
5% Get a Job (2016) The problem is that a movie like this - limp, lazy, generic - just doesn't cut it at a time when American indies and television offer sharp, witty, satisfyingly complex takes on the "Facebook generation." - Hollywood Reporter EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 22, 2016
73% Valley Of Love (2016) The dynamic between the stars feels overly familiar at first (he's the incorrigible but good-hearted boor, she's the irritable scold), but their comfortable rapport is one of the film's most potent assets. - Hollywood Reporter EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 29, 2016
82% Lovesong (2017) A delicate heartbreaker about friendship, desire and the occasionally blurred line between the two. - Hollywood Reporter EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 3, 2016
31% Daddy's Home (2015) Daddy's Home is a one-trick pony, and that trick - an effortlessly cool Wahlberg emasculating a beleaguered Ferrell - just isn't fresh or funny enough to sustain a 95-minute movie. - Hollywood Reporter EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 22, 2015
19% Love the Coopers (2015) Loving the Coopers will be out of the question; leaving them will be the priority. - Hollywood Reporter EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 12, 2015