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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
3/5 45% Close (2019) Noomi Rapace becomes a bonafide action star in the Netflix thriller, Close. She shoots, stabs, and pummels bad guys like an estrogen version of Jason Bourne. ‐ MovieWeb
Read More | Posted Jan 18, 2019
3.5/5 83% The Death of Superman / Reign of the Supermen Double Feature (2019) A superhero bonanza that would kick major ass as live action films. Reign of the Supermen is a fantastic sequel and must-see for DC comics fans. ‐ MovieWeb
Read More | Posted Jan 16, 2019
2/5 37% Glass (2019) Glass disappoints, but is not unwatchable. It's not in the same league of Unbreakable and Split. James McAvoy continues to be sensational as The Horde. ‐ MovieWeb
Read More | Posted Jan 16, 2019
3/5 71% Adult Life Skills (2019) Jodie Whittaker shines in a quirky and touching story about dealing with grief in a novel way.‐ MovieWeb
Read More | Posted Jan 13, 2019
2.5/5 39% The Upside (2019) The Upside will resonate more with audiences than critics. Stars Kevin Hart and Bryan Cranston's substantial chemistry makes up for the overwhelming melodrama. ‐ MovieWeb
Read More | Posted Jan 10, 2019
3.5/5 71% On the Basis of Sex (2019) On the Basis of Sex is an entertaining and insightful biography of Ruth Bader Ginsburg. ‐ MovieWeb
Read More | Posted Jan 8, 2019
3.5/5 92% Bumblebee (2018) Bumblebee rekindles the spirit of the cartoon, while adding an unexpected dose of warmth and humor. It is the best film in the Transformers franchise since the live action original.‐ MovieWeb
Read More | Posted Dec 19, 2018
3.5/5 64% Vice (2018) Vice is a wickedly funny, brilliantly satirical black comedy. Christian Bale needs to clear space on the shelf for another Oscar. His transformation into Dick Cheney is tour de force acting.‐ MovieWeb
Read More | Posted Dec 18, 2018
3/5 62% Bird Box (2018) Bird Box sells the atmospheric chills. It's creepy as hell and well acted, but takes a tremendous suspension of disbelief.‐ MovieWeb
Read More | Posted Dec 18, 2018
3/5 64% Aquaman (2018) Aquaman is a colorful, action-packed spectacle with a somewhat feeble plot. Jason Momoa gives our hero a sardonic smile and punishing physical presence.‐ MovieWeb
Read More | Posted Dec 14, 2018
4/5 78% Mary Poppins Returns (2018) Mary Poppins Returns is a joy to behold, a beautiful, and magically uplifting film. Emily Blunt gives an Oscar worthy performance. She makes the character her own. ‐ MovieWeb
Read More | Posted Dec 13, 2018
2.5/5 26% Mortal Engines (2018) Mortal Engines is visually impressive. The problem is the barrage of characters, dodgy exposition, and a wailing soundtrack by Junkie XL. ‐ MovieWeb
Read More | Posted Dec 12, 2018
3.5/5 53% Once Upon a Deadpool (2018) Once Upon a Deadpool skewers itself hilariously. The film pokes fun of its obvious plot loopholes, Deadpool 2's success, and Disney's acquisition of 20th Century Fox. ‐ MovieWeb
Read More | Posted Dec 12, 2018
3.5/5 97% Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse (2018) Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse is a stunningly creative, multicultural, animated adventure. Your spider-sense will tingle with laughter, excitement, and a tinge of sadness.‐ MovieWeb
Read More | Posted Dec 10, 2018
4/5 93% The Favourite (2018) The Favourite is wickedly funny. The palace intrigue plunges into the absurd with devilish abandon. Director Yorgos Lanthimos continues to be an edgy and surrealistic filmmaker.‐ MovieWeb
Read More | Posted Dec 7, 2018
2/5 59% Vox Lux (2018) Whatever interest Vox Lux earns peters away by the tiresome climax. Style never trumps substance, no matter how earnest the delivery.‐ MovieWeb
Read More | Posted Dec 6, 2018
3.5/5 62% Mary Queen of Scots (2018) Mary Queen of Scots is a crisply acted tale of palace intrigue, loaded with betrayal and sexual machinations. Saoirse Ronan and Margot Robbie deliver spellbinding performances.‐ MovieWeb
Read More | Posted Nov 29, 2018
3.5/5 52% Mowgli: Legend of the Jungle (2018) Mowgli envelops you in the lush, fly-covered world of beast and man. It is spectacularly immersive, a vivid journey of a boy's transformation into a warrior.‐ MovieWeb
Read More | Posted Nov 28, 2018
3/5 74% The Mercy (2018) The Mercy is the tragic true story of Donald Crowhurst. His pursuit of a dream led to a rabbit hole of deception and dire consequences.‐ MovieWeb
Read More | Posted Nov 27, 2018
2/5 59% The Front Runner (2018) The Front Runner is a disappointing effort from Jason Reitman. It's all style and little substance, a Gary Hart masquerade. ‐ MovieWeb
Read More | Posted Nov 21, 2018
3.5/5 82% Green Book (2018) Green Book sheds further light on America's troubled history. It is a story of friendship and understanding in a time of racial oppression.‐ MovieWeb
Read More | Posted Nov 20, 2018
2/5 38% Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald (2018) Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald is a deluge of gaudy visual effects with an incoherent plot. Red meat to the die-hard fans of writer J.K. Rowling, it will mystify everyone else. ‐ MovieWeb
Read More | Posted Nov 15, 2018
3.5/5 82% Instant Family (2018) Instant Family has a whole lot of heart. There are so many children languishing in the foster system. Instant Family applauds those brave enough to foster and adopt.‐ MovieWeb
Read More | Posted Nov 14, 2018
4/5 88% Ralph Breaks the Internet (2018) Ralph Breaks the Internet brilliantly satirizes the huge companies that dominate online life. A fall out of your chair funny subplot involves the Disney Princesses. ‐ MovieWeb
Read More | Posted Nov 14, 2018
4.5/5 96% Roma (2018) Roma is achingly beautiful. What begins as subtle and nuanced, evolves into heartbreaking resolve. Alfonso Cuarón delivers another cinema masterpiece.‐ MovieWeb
Read More | Posted Nov 13, 2018
4/5 91% Widows (2018) Widows is the best crime drama of the year. Director Steve McQueen and co-writer Gillian Flynn fire on all cylinders. The story, acting, and filmmaking are par excellence in the genre.‐ MovieWeb
Read More | Posted Nov 8, 2018
58% The Grinch (2018) In a world fraught with negativity, children and adults alike will appreciate The Grinch for its positive message.‐ MovieWeb
Read More | Posted Nov 7, 2018
2.5/5 63% Outlaw King (2018) Outlaw King is a bloody medieval epic that lacks emotional gravitas. It ekes out a recommendation for the huge battle scenes.‐ MovieWeb
Read More | Posted Nov 6, 2018
2/5 34% The Nutcracker and the Four Realms (2018) The Nutcracker and the Four Realms is a lavish production with a feeble script. The visual effects, costumes, production design, and ballet choreography are icing on a bad cake. ‐ MovieWeb
Read More | Posted Nov 1, 2018
3.5/5 64% Suspiria (2018) Suspiria is a truly unique cinema experience; disturbing, bizarre, yet entrancingly hypnotic. Luca Guadagnino has delivered the most audacious film of the year.‐ MovieWeb
Read More | Posted Oct 26, 2018
2/5 37% Hunter Killer (2018) Hunter Killer never slows down long enough to establish real tension. A talented cast is wasted. ‐ MovieWeb
Read More | Posted Oct 25, 2018
3.5/5 62% Bohemian Rhapsody (2018) Bohemian Rhapsody is a rollicking, high energy tribute. Rami Malek is the embodiment of Freddie Mercury. He carries Bohemian Rhapsody from the first frame to the last.‐ MovieWeb
Read More | Posted Oct 24, 2018
2/5 77% Mid90s (2018) Jonah Hill needed more character work in his script. At a mere eighty-four minutes, Mid90s had ample room for growth.‐ MovieWeb
Read More | Posted Oct 23, 2018
2.5/5 79% Halloween (2018) A gun-toting, ass-kicking Jamie Lee Curtis nudges a slight recommendation for cliched Halloween sequel.‐ MovieWeb
Read More | Posted Oct 17, 2018
3.5/5 No Score Yet Constantine: City of Demons (2018) Constantine: City of Demons is a gripping, bloody tale of the occult. Warner Bros. Animation delivers a full throttle R-rated feature.‐ MovieWeb
Read More | Posted Oct 12, 2018
1.5/5 47% Goosebumps 2: Haunted Halloween (2018) Goosebumps 2 is sadly lacking in creativity. There was no effort to generate a new storyline. The formula was just poured again into the sequel flask.‐ MovieWeb
Read More | Posted Oct 11, 2018
4/5 88% First Man (2018) First Man is an intimate portrayal of an American icon. It is a candid, searingly honest look at a stoic hero; and the stalwart wife who bravely supported him.‐ MovieWeb
Read More | Posted Oct 10, 2018
3.5/5 97% The Hate U Give (2018) Thought provoking and emotionally resonant, The Hate U Give is unwavering in its honesty. It is a story that pierces the heart of the racial divide in America. Amandla Stenberg deserves an Oscar nomination.‐ MovieWeb
Read More | Posted Oct 5, 2018
2/5 29% Venom (2018) Venom is disappointing. The film doesn't fulfill the potential of the character or the story. It lacks a harder edge because of the PG-13 rating.‐ MovieWeb
Read More | Posted Oct 4, 2018
3/5 74% Bad Times at the El Royale (2018) Bad Times at the El Royale worships at the altar of Quentin Tarantino. The juicy bits are scintillating, but the film runs long in stretches.‐ MovieWeb
Read More | Posted Oct 2, 2018
3.5/5 90% A Star Is Born (2018) Bradley Cooper updates "A Star Is Born" on the wings of a luminous talent. Pop diva Lady Gaga is electric on screen.‐ MovieWeb
Read More | Posted Sep 29, 2018
2/5 28% Night School (2018) Night School is a dim-witted, slapstick comedy that runs painfully long. A supporting cast of great comedians saves the film from being a total loss.‐ MovieWeb
Read More | Posted Sep 26, 2018
3.5/5 76% Smallfoot (2018) Smallfoot is an ingenious lesson in critical thinking, adroitly delivered via CGI animation. It's also hilarious, laugh out loud funny in parts. The humor is equally as clever as the plot.‐ MovieWeb
Read More | Posted Sep 24, 2018
2/5 66% The House with a Clock in Its Walls (2018) The House with a Clock in Its Walls achieves an eerie look, but is fitfully dull in the first two acts. Horror Director Eli Roth foregoes his usual macabre blood and guts for kid-friendly fare.‐ MovieWeb
Read More | Posted Sep 19, 2018
3/5 60% White Boy Rick (2018) White Boy Rick is stylish and well acted, but glosses over the criminal elements. Matthew McConaughey and Bel Powley are tremendous in supporting roles.‐ MovieWeb
Read More | Posted Sep 13, 2018
3/5 32% The Predator (2018) The Predator is a bloody, shotgun-paced actioner, loaded with expletives. The film entertains, but feels inordinately lighthearted.‐ MovieWeb
Read More | Posted Sep 11, 2018
3.5/5 77% Active Measures (2018) Ardent supporters of Donald Trump will find Active Measures difficult to digest. However, the mountain of evidence the film provides cannot be discounted. The threads connected are well-sourced and incriminating.‐ MovieWeb
Read More | Posted Sep 8, 2018
3/5 30% Kin (2018) Kin is that rare combination of science fiction and suspense that truly holds your attention throughout. The pieces build to a final act with an absolute whopper payoff.‐ MovieWeb
Read More | Posted Aug 29, 2018
60% Operation Finale (2018) A better than average foray into Holocaust themed drama. The talented cast performs well, even when the script becomes mundane.‐ MovieWeb
Read More | Posted Aug 28, 2018
3.5/5 92% Searching (2018) Searching is a suspenseful and terrifying tale about the dangers of the digital era. It will send shivers down the spine of every parent ignorant of their children's online activities.‐ MovieWeb
Read More | Posted Aug 24, 2018