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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
C+ 97% Black Panther (2018) "Black Panther" doesn't live up to the hype.‐ World of Reel
Read More | Posted Feb 18, 2018
D+ 17% The Cloverfield Paradox (2018) Yes, "The Cloverfield Paradox" is bad, really bad. In fact, it's far and away the worst movie of the "Cloverfield" universe.‐ World of Reel
Read More | Posted Feb 7, 2018
C 82% Monsters and Men (2018) Despite its ambitions, "Monsters and Men" makes its weighty subject matter feels thin and slight. ‐ The Playlist
Read More | Posted Jan 30, 2018
C+ 33% Arizona (2018) The potential of this movie's premise might have been squandered by cliches, but McBride and DeWitt to keep it watchable.‐ The Playlist
Read More | Posted Jan 30, 2018
A- 100% Leave No Trace (2018) A refreshing look at humanity in general, "Leave No Trace" is a universal, unforgettable experience. ‐ The Playlist
Read More | Posted Jan 30, 2018
C No Score Yet Monster (2018) Anthony Mandler's background before shooting his narrative feature debut was in music videos and commercials, but the ADD-style filmmaking he uses for "Monster" suggests he's not ready to fully command a two-hour movie.‐ The Playlist
Read More | Posted Jan 29, 2018
B 100% Blaze (2018) If Blaze Foley wanted his legend to live on rather than any kind of popularity, then Hawke has helped in that regard. He's made a film that rambles, scrambles, fights its way to the finish line, exactly the way its subject would have wanted it to be.‐ The Playlist
Read More | Posted Jan 29, 2018
C+ 77% Assassination Nation (2018) What initially feels like a film about feminist millennial angst quickly devolves into a slasher flick that tries to make an overtly obvious statement about the dangers of social media.‐ The Playlist
Read More | Posted Jan 28, 2018
A- 100% Hereditary (2018) Sometimes a horror film comes along that you just feel will change the game. Ari Aster's "Hereditary" is just that movie, a spooky, hypnotic film that feels like the culmination of the last 50 years of horror. ‐ The Playlist
Read More | Posted Jan 26, 2018
A- 100% Puzzle (2018) Turtletaub does have a hard time finding a way to conclude Agnes' story, but he ends "Puzzle" on such a delightful note of simplicity, that this near-perfect movie nevertheless stuns. ‐ The Playlist
Read More | Posted Jan 25, 2018
C 50% Burden (2018) In better hands "Burden" might have worked, but its message that love can conquer all, and truly turn a deeply bigoted man in a socially conscience direction feels more like a dream than current reality.‐ The Playlist
Read More | Posted Jan 25, 2018
B+ 100% Eighth Grade (2018) A winning film. "Welcome to the Dollhouse" for the millennial generation. ‐ The Playlist
Read More | Posted Jan 25, 2018
B+ No Score Yet We the Animals (2018) A complicated coming-of-age tale that not only brings refreshing insights but gives us beautifully rendered images that have the power to haunt you for days. ‐ The Playlist
Read More | Posted Jan 24, 2018
B 100% Colette (2018) The film has a towering performance from Keira Knightley, who plays Colette with such warmth and fiery feminism, that it would be hard not to make woman's past run parallel with today's world.‐ The Playlist
Read More | Posted Jan 23, 2018
D 33% An Evening with Beverly Luff Linn (2018) Talented performers like Plaza and Robinson surely deserve better than "An Evening With Beverly Luff Linn" and their director might not be able to recover from this.‐ The Playlist
Read More | Posted Jan 22, 2018
B- 100% Wildlife (2017) "Wildlife" could have easily dissolved into melodrama, but the fact that it doesn't is a testament to Dano's assured direction, which makes a book that, by all accounts, was deemed unfilmable, filmable. ‐ The Playlist
Read More | Posted Jan 22, 2018
B+ 91% Star Wars: The Last Jedi (2017) "The Last Jedi" is the best directed, most beautiful-looking "Star Wars" movie since "The Empire Strikes Back."‐ World of Reel
Read More | Posted Dec 12, 2017
B+ 100% Quest (2017) it's the flawless mix of personal and political that makes Olshefski's film indisputably great‐ World of Reel
Read More | Posted Dec 8, 2017
A- 91% Phantom Thread (2018) "Phantom Thread" is the work of a true master‐ World of Reel
Read More | Posted Dec 7, 2017
C+ 88% The Post (2018) Steven Spielberg's "The Post" is strained and unimpressive Oscar-bait‐ World of Reel
Read More | Posted Dec 6, 2017
C+ 86% Darkest Hour (2017) "Darkest Hour" is a by-the-books biopic anchored by a towering performance. ‐ World of Reel
Read More | Posted Nov 25, 2017
B 97% Coco (2017) Guitar strings and heartstrings are equally and authentically plucked in exuberant fashion.‐ The Film Stage
Read More | Posted Nov 20, 2017
C+ 92% A Fantastic Woman (Una mujer fantástica) (2018) It's a good thing that Vegaare's magnificent performance is able to carry us through the finish line, but the commitment we once had for her truly heroic story is stretched a bit too thinly.‐ World of Reel
Read More | Posted Nov 19, 2017
B 85% Wonder (2017) A sweet, delicate, self-aware adaptation that remarkably sidesteps most of the clichés that a film such as this could have easily fallen into.‐ The Film Stage
Read More | Posted Nov 14, 2017
100% Jim & Andy: The Great Beyond - Featuring a Very Special, Contractually Obligated Mention of Tony Clifton (2017) it also, more intriguingly, makes us learn more about the actor's existential demons at the time. The role was a kind of cathartic moment for Carrey, as he was going through an identity crisis that seemed quite similar to Kaufman's. ‐ World of Reel
Read More | Posted Nov 12, 2017
C+ 57% Murder On The Orient Express (2017) Kenneth Branagh shoots himself in the foot by cutting short the darkness that loomed in Christie's original vision.‐ The Film Stage
Read More | Posted Nov 11, 2017
C+ 38% I Love You, Daddy (2017) The themes here are no doubt boundary-pushing but the film ends up stranding the viewer in its second half by not following up on its promising setup. In other words, it feels like C.K. was scared off by what he was initially pursuing.‐ World of Reel
Read More | Posted Oct 27, 2017
C+ 77% Thank You for Your Service (2017) It means well, but often only scratches the surface for a population of isolated and desperate Americans seeking help.‐ The Film Stage
Read More | Posted Oct 27, 2017
B- 92% Thor: Ragnarok (2017) Waititi has not found the answers in making Thor a more exciting character, but he has found ways to go around this flaw and make his film a, sometimes, inspiring affair.‐ World of Reel
Read More | Posted Oct 26, 2017
D 7% The Snowman (2017) I hated The Snowman. I hated it for it's sloppy storytelling, uninteresting characters, sub plot's that go nowhere. But most of all, I hated it because of what it should have been.‐ World of Reel
Read More | Posted Oct 24, 2017
B 99% Lady Bird (2017) Gerwig's film feels like a memoir about the end of adolescence, each and every scene seeming to hint at an important moment that might have happened in her life.‐ World of Reel
Read More | Posted Oct 23, 2017
C 28% Suburbicon (2017) The satirical aspect hinted in the film's first half is quickly let go for a more Fargo-esque dilemma in coincidental absurdities. The shifting of tone can sometimes be very intrusive and brings upon a lack of tonal cohesiveness to the story.‐ World of Reel
Read More | Posted Oct 20, 2017
C 66% Victoria & Abdul (2017) Did we really need another period-dramedy about the British monarchy which, yet again, refuses to delve deeper and ask questions about the cultural and philosophical tensions that come in being royal? ‐ World of Reel
Read More | Posted Oct 19, 2017
B+ 88% Only the Brave (2017) By painstakingly focusing on the smaller, humane aspects of the story, Kosinski does these fallen warriors justice.‐ The Film Stage
Read More | Posted Oct 19, 2017
C+ 87% Professor Marston & The Wonder Women (2017) The visual style and narrative safeness Director Angela Robinson employs feels all too conventional for a story this pertinently unconventional. ‐ World of Reel
Read More | Posted Oct 18, 2017
C+ 83% Marshall (2017) "Marshall" could have been a contender, but it just sits there awash in familiarity. ‐ World of Reel
Read More | Posted Oct 18, 2017
C+ 62% The Foreigner (2017) The problem with "The Foreigner" is that, quite surprisingly, there isn't enough Jackie Chan. At some point, Chan's Quan disappears and Irish/British politics take over.‐ World of Reel
Read More | Posted Oct 18, 2017
B- 86% American Made (2017) The joy in watching "American Made" is considerably driven by Cruise's wide-eyed astonishment with every twist and turn happening to Seal. This is a role that was tailor-made for the 55-year-old-actor.‐ World of Reel
Read More | Posted Oct 16, 2017
C+ 51% Downsizing (2017) Throughout the first act, I found myself immersed which, thanks to some incredible special effects, have you discovering a whole new world, unlike anything I have seen before. However, the film's second half is another story. ‐ World of Reel
Read More | Posted Oct 16, 2017
C+ 92% Thelma (2017) "Thelma" is a fascinating mess of a movie made by a talented filmmaker, but some of the directions this film goes to feel too abrupt and overtly conceived‐ World of Reel
Read More | Posted Oct 16, 2017
B 85% It (2017) Muschietti's entertaining film might be a nostalgia-fest, but it earns extra points for the care in details that went into making such a watchable story about a killer clown.‐ World of Reel
Read More | Posted Oct 16, 2017
B 92% The Meyerowitz Stories (New and Selected) (2017) All hail, Dustin Hoffman‐ World of Reel
Read More | Posted Oct 16, 2017
C+ 49% Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets (2017) If the result is problematic, we need more people like Besson to push the envelope and refuse to adhere to the current sequelitis infesting the industry. The fact that he decided to take this risk should be acknowledged.‐ World of Reel
Read More | Posted Oct 15, 2017
C+ 92% Spider-Man: Homecoming (2017) The problem is that this being the third cinematic attempt at Spidey, it's been overdone and it doesn't help Raimi produced the very peak of it in 2004.‐ World of Reel
Read More | Posted Oct 15, 2017
D 20% The Book of Henry (2017) A sentimental, misguided, confused and jumbled mess of a movie. A horrid mix of genres that never adds up. ‐ World of Reel
Read More | Posted Oct 15, 2017
C- 68% Alien: Covenant (2017) Too bad the venerable director had to resort to conventional tropes for box-office potential ‐ World of Reel
Read More | Posted Oct 15, 2017
C+ 63% Before I Fall (2017) The fact that Russo-Young makes it all watchable is a miracle in itself ‐ World of Reel
Read More | Posted Oct 15, 2017
A- 99% Get Out (2017) Peele is smart enough to skewer all of white America and demand they wake up to the elephant in the room. Hypocrisy seems to be the name of the game. [B+] ‐ World of Reel
Read More | Posted Oct 15, 2017
C 42% A Cure For Wellness (2017) I don't think I can recommend the film, but there are enough unique traits here that could satisfy curiosity seekers or completists. ‐ World of Reel
Read More | Posted Oct 15, 2017
B+ 92% The Shape of Water (2017) It's a visual masterwork ‐ World of Reel
Read More | Posted Oct 15, 2017