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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
98% Can You Ever Forgive Me? (2018) Melissa McCarthy's performance as the prickly author Lee Israel is further proof of McCarthy's status as a force of nature-to be matched only by Richard E. Grant as her partner in crime, Jack Hock.‐ Vice
Read More | Posted Sep 20, 2018
80% Halloween (2018) Though there's certainly a little fat around the edges-the film doesn't skimp on laughs amidst all the scares-it's a small price to pay for the truly galvanizing finale, in which three generations of Strode women throw down against the boogeyman. ‐ Vice
Read More | Posted Sep 20, 2018
74% Black '47 (2018) Lean, mean, and singular in the way it mixes genres as well as in its subject matter.‐ Vice
Read More | Posted Sep 20, 2018
84% The Sisters Brothers (2018) The Sisters Brothers is easily the strangest, saddest, and sweetest Western you'll ever see.‐ Vice
Read More | Posted Sep 20, 2018
90% The Old Man & the Gun (2018) The great pleasure of the film is its metatextual layers, as the legends of Forrest's exploits seem to meld with those of Redford himself.‐ Vice
Read More | Posted Sep 20, 2018
98% Shoplifters (Manbiki kazoku) (2018) One of the best films at TIFF this year, if not simply one of the best films of the year, period. ‐ Vice
Read More | Posted Sep 20, 2018
96% Rodents of Unusual Size (2018) The film demonstrates a surprising - and commendable - frankness, especially as its creators interview those working to stay afloat amid hurricanes and nutria-accelerated coastal erosion.‐ Village Voice
Read More | Posted Sep 15, 2018
8/10 92% Crazy Rich Asians (2018) Taking the film for what it does manage to accomplish, I have no hesitation in calling it a joy.‐ Slashfilm
Read More | Posted Aug 15, 2018
49% The Spy Who Dumped Me (2018) As ridiculous as it may get, it still feels true.‐ Slashfilm
Read More | Posted Aug 8, 2018
75% BuyBust (2018) It feels like the film is trying to have it both ways, turning violence into a joyride even as it condemns it.‐ Village Voice
Read More | Posted Aug 8, 2018
8/10 72% Christopher Robin (2018) Not all of the film's quirks are given a proper resolution, but they don't need to be. It has an honest emotional landscape, which is what ultimately matters.‐ Slashfilm
Read More | Posted Aug 2, 2018
7/10 80% Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again (2018) A complete delight. I laughed, I gasped, and I cried, as did the entire screening audience I watched the film with. How many other films can boast that kind of a balancing act?‐ Slashfilm
Read More | Posted Jul 19, 2018
9/10 97% Mission: Impossible - Fallout (2018) Buying a ticket for a Mission: Impossible movie means surrendering to its specific brand of charm - the same charm to watching Cruise run so fast that it seems he might just take flight.‐ Slashfilm
Read More | Posted Jul 12, 2018
83% Path of Blood (2018) Over-objectivity robs the film of any sense of narrative or purpose.‐ Village Voice
Read More | Posted Jul 11, 2018
4/10 53% The First Purge (2018) Maybe it was inevitable that the franchise would circle around so far that it'd begin to eat its own tail.‐ indieWire
Read More | Posted Jul 3, 2018
4/10 53% The First Purge (2018) As it turns out, "jack of all trades, master of none" is an adage that works to describe movies just as well as people.‐ Slashfilm
Read More | Posted Jul 3, 2018
20% Terminal (2018) There's a spooky, supercilious quality to Franklyn that Myers nails; it makes you hope that his return to acting will last.‐ Thrillist
Read More | Posted Jun 28, 2018
4/10 63% Sicario: Day of the Soldado (2018) The problem is that this is a Sicario that wants to be a Logan. ‐ Slashfilm
Read More | Posted Jun 28, 2018
34% Fahrenheit 451 (2018) HBO's Fahrenheit 451 is horrifically beautiful. It feels both divorced from and intrinsically tied to its source material, the 1953 dystopian novel by Ray Bradbury.‐ Thrillist
Read More | Posted Jun 28, 2018
94% Incredibles 2 (2018) Naturally, it's the chases and fight sequences that are the greatest joys of Incredibles 2.‐ Polygon
Read More | Posted Jun 15, 2018
6/10 55% Tag (2018) Tag is entertaining enough to recommend as a summer comedy (or as a thought experiment as to what a Hawkeye movie could look like)...‐ Slashfilm
Read More | Posted Jun 15, 2018
89% Hereditary (2018) Hereditary is a movie to be watched from between your fingers, and to be carried home as a feeling of unease under your skin.‐ Polygon
Read More | Posted Jun 8, 2018
57% Hotel Artemis (2018) Each character is cut from such colorful cloth that you immediately get where each is coming from; though they're not necessarily fleshed out, and they don't need to be. ‐ Slashfilm
Read More | Posted Jun 8, 2018
63% The Man Who Killed Don Quixote (2018) A film suffused with a love of art, and of those who would dare to make it.‐ Slate
Read More | Posted May 21, 2018
No Score Yet The Last Horsemen of New York (2018) It spends so much time demonizing its villains that it forgets to build a case for the carriage workers, and to truly dismantle the pernicious rumors about the conditions and stress imposed upon their horses.‐ Village Voice
Read More | Posted May 8, 2018
7/10 25% Overboard (2018) It's not a perfect movie by any means, but as far as studio romcoms go, it's a pleasant surprise, and better than it really has any right to be. The role reversal is a gambit that's paid off, as is the careful attention to character and class. ‐ Slashfilm
Read More | Posted May 4, 2018
88% Psychokinesis (2018) Maybe it's a little silly, but all superhero films are. Yeon is just the rare breed of director who knows how to turn that kind of genre stamp to his advantage.‐ Thrillist
Read More | Posted May 2, 2018
63% Come Sunday (2018) It's worth streaming Come Sunday on Netflix just for the performances‐ Thrillist
Read More | Posted Apr 25, 2018
90% Bye Bye Germany (Es war einmal in Deutschland...) (2018) Though the film might ultimately be a little too neat, that shortcoming is made up for by the core performances.‐ Village Voice
Read More | Posted Apr 24, 2018
4/10 53% Rampage (2018) I can't tell whether there's too much rampaging in Rampage, or not enough. The only thing I am sure about is that it takes too long to get to the rampaging.‐ Slashfilm
Read More | Posted Apr 12, 2018
7/10 83% Blockers (2018) The main reason it all works is that the cast is as charming as all get out. They all work well with each other to the point that, at the risk of overselling, the film feels like a mix of Love, Simon and Lady Bird.‐ Slashfilm
Read More | Posted Apr 5, 2018
32% Irreplaceable You (2018) Irreplaceable You is built to be a tearjerker, but it's working from a blueprint that's out of date. Its quirkiness is too forced and its humor too trite for there to be anything to hold onto.‐ Thrillist
Read More | Posted Apr 4, 2018
76% Gemini (2018) Gemini is cut from neo-noir cloth, following in the footsteps of some of the best in the genre.‐ The Daily Beast
Read More | Posted Mar 30, 2018
6/10 44% Pacific Rim Uprising (2018) I can't say... that I think this is a franchise that really warranted having a sequel, but I'm happy enough that it got made.‐ Slashfilm
Read More | Posted Mar 23, 2018
6/10 51% Tomb Raider (2018) Though I can't necessarily see myself watching Tomb Raider again, I can't deny that I enjoyed it, or that I'd shell out to see a second (or third) installment of the series.‐ Slashfilm
Read More | Posted Mar 21, 2018
8/10 92% Love, Simon (2018) How nice it is to see that representation is presented as so normal.‐ Slashfilm
Read More | Posted Mar 21, 2018
17% Dear Dictator (2018) There's something sharper and smarter in Dear Dictator, but that ground is left regrettably unexplored; it's a film that ultimately doesn't live up to its premise. Going deeper would require considerably more guts.‐ The Daily Beast
Read More | Posted Mar 16, 2018
80% Goldstone (2018) Goldstone is our next great Western. That may sound like an oxymoron given that the film takes place in Australia, but it's a paragon of a genre that has increasingly questioned history's displacement of indigenous people.‐ The Daily Beast
Read More | Posted Mar 9, 2018
18% The Outsider (2018) The only thing about The Outsider that even comes close to cracking the oppressive shell it's encased in is Tadanobu Asano's performance as Kiyoshi.‐ The Daily Beast
Read More | Posted Mar 8, 2018
89% Did You Wonder Who Fired the Gun? (2018) It's the kind of honesty and ownership that's rarely seen in film, let alone in real life.‐ The Daily Beast
Read More | Posted Mar 1, 2018
15% Mute (2018) There's nothing in the plot that justifies the existence of everything around it. This is a problem exacerbated by the way that Mute is structured as a sort of two-hander.‐ The Daily Beast
Read More | Posted Feb 26, 2018
7/10 87% Annihilation (2018) The movie plays like a dream, at times verging upon a nightmare as layers of the unknown peel back to reveal something both completely alien and horrifyingly familiar.‐ Slashfilm
Read More | Posted Feb 23, 2018
8/10 82% Early Man (2018) Maybe Early Man isn't Aardman's best work, but it's so wholeheartedly kind and clever that it's impossible not to embrace the ride.‐ Slashfilm
Read More | Posted Feb 16, 2018
70% Still/Born (2018) There's enough the film does well that it wouldn't be amiss on any horror enthusiast's shelf...the thin story is boosted by the competency of everyone involved. It's just that it falls into one of the frustrating categories of film: missed opportunity.‐ The Daily Beast
Read More | Posted Feb 2, 2018
6/10 43% Maze Runner: The Death Cure (2018) In fairness, it does better than many of its peers (the Divergent series, which fizzled out before it could come to an end, comes to mind), and the action outstrips even some of its non-genre competition by leaps and bounds.‐ Slashfilm
Read More | Posted Jan 26, 2018
3/10 40% Den of Thieves (2018) The best thing that I can ultimately say about Den of Thieves is that it's a missed opportunity.‐ Slashfilm
Read More | Posted Jan 26, 2018
63% The Polka King (2017) There are undeniably moments in which Lewan, played by Jack Black, comes off as heroic, but director Maya Forbes does her best to keep the ship on course. Black repeatedly returns to the confessional booth to ask for forgiveness for what he's doing.‐ The Daily Beast
Read More | Posted Jan 18, 2018
6/10 57% The Commuter (2018) So, while it's fun trying to piece together what's going on, it's the "how" that really makes or breaks the movie, and boy, does it make it.‐ Slashfilm
Read More | Posted Jan 12, 2018
32% Insidious: The Last Key (2018) Elise is a worthy hero, and a singular one, too.‐ The Daily Beast
Read More | Posted Jan 12, 2018
100% Paddington 2 (2018) If you can believe it, Paddington 2 is even better. It's bigger, smarter, and funnier than its predecessor; it's an absolute delight. ‐ The Daily Beast
Read More | Posted Jan 9, 2018