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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
4/10 50% 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 82% 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
29% Irreplaceable You (2018) Irreplaceable You is built to be a tearjerker, but it's working from a blueprint that's out of date.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
78% 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 43% 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 49% 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
15% 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
20% 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
88% 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
90% 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 42% 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 41% 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
59% 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
20% The Book of Henry (2017) A movie this crazy should be spellbinding, but as it is, The Book of Henry is just baffling. It's fun, but not fun; it's forgettable, but unforgettable.‐ The Daily Beast
Read More | Posted Dec 28, 2017
87% The Lost City of Z (2017) The Lost City of Z is an exploration epic that will leave you breathless.‐ The Daily Beast
Read More | Posted Dec 26, 2017
26% Bright (2017) Bright plays like the kind of movie a kid might make up ("And then this happens! And then this happens!") if they were given a very rough overview of American history and then told to write a script about it.‐ The Daily Beast
Read More | Posted Dec 22, 2017
5/10 56% The Greatest Showman (2017) The Greatest Showman is a con artist's bauble, which is to say: it'll swindle you and it'll lie to you, but it's not without its charms.‐ Slashfilm
Read More | Posted Dec 20, 2017
86% Okja (2017) Okja pushes Bong Joon Ho's talent for spanning moods and genre conventions to its limit. The movie features his trademark sharp shifts in tone, but also melds Western imagery, music and cultural touchstones.‐ Vice
Read More | Posted Dec 20, 2017
92% The Shape of Water (2017) The fact that The Shape of Water's two leads are both incapable of speech doesn't render it any less capable of forging an emotional connection with its audience. ‐ Vice
Read More | Posted Dec 20, 2017
8/10 76% Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle (2017) It leans too hard into its silliness sometimes, sure, but tolerating that is a small price to pay for such fun.‐ Slashfilm
Read More | Posted Dec 13, 2017
9/10 85% It (2017) The film depends - and succeeds - entirely on the strength of their performances, and for two hours that speed by all too quickly, it's not too much of a stretch to feel like we're on summer vacation with them.‐ Slashfilm
Read More | Posted Dec 8, 2017
9/10 93% Logan Lucky (2017) Logan Lucky is a rarity on multiple levels, just as remarkable as what the film comes to call "the Hillbilly Heist." ‐ Slashfilm
Read More | Posted Dec 8, 2017
9/10 92% Dunkirk (2017) The visuals, the structure, the use of sound and music, and the simple presence of a beating heart - all come together in a whole that is truly breathtaking.‐ Slashfilm
Read More | Posted Dec 8, 2017
5/10 44% Rough Night (2017) While there are parts of Rough Night that stand out for hitting the rough patches of friendship on the nose, there's not enough in between them to quite hold it all together.‐ Slashfilm
Read More | Posted Dec 8, 2017
7/10 92% Wonder Woman (2017) It's not difficult to see where this route is going, but that doesn't make it any less enjoyable to watch. The simple power of love is the cornerstone upon which Wonder Woman is built. If it seems earnest, it's because it is.‐ Slashfilm
Read More | Posted Dec 8, 2017
8/10 67% Alien: Covenant (2017) Even if the twists and turns in the plot aren't too hard to see coming, there's a distinct joy that [Ridley] Scott takes in setting up and setting off each of those traps. ‐ Slashfilm
Read More | Posted Dec 8, 2017
7/10 30% King Arthur: Legend Of The Sword (2017) If you can bear the bad patches, there's something dazzlingly fun at the heart of it all.‐ Slashfilm
Read More | Posted Dec 8, 2017
7/10 44% Saban's Power Rangers (2017) The loneliness and anxiety experienced by each of the characters perfectly captures how hard it can be to grow up. The fact that the teenagers all come from different backgrounds and are of different ethnicities is the cherry on top of the cake.‐ Slashfilm
Read More | Posted Dec 8, 2017
4/10 70% Beauty and the Beast (2017) Unfortunately, the more "real" the movie tries to make everything appear, the harder it becomes to ignore that the necessity to their falling in love isn't particularly romantic‐ Slashfilm
Read More | Posted Dec 8, 2017
92% Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri (2017) "Cathartic or livable" might as well be the Midwestern ethos; it's the land of displacement, or being between two poles, and Three Billboards is a rare movie to so perfectly capture how there's still beauty (and hope) in it.‐ The Daily Beast
Read More | Posted Dec 8, 2017
90% Little Evil (2017) Little Evil has a little [Edgar] Wright-style cleverness: the movie's big chase sequence is between Gary and a demon, but the demon isn't some horrific monster - it's Lucas' beloved goat puppet, Reeroy.‐ The Verge
Read More | Posted Dec 8, 2017
9/10 78% American Honey (2016) American Honey is undeniably gorgeous. It's drenched in color; it drips with it like, yes, honey. In the center of it all is Sasha Lane as Star, just as bright (if not brighter), and impossible not to watch.‐ CutPrintFilm
Read More | Posted Dec 8, 2017
9/10 96% Little Men (2016) The film is quiet but vibrant, and Ira Sachs does a lovely job coaxing images to life out of stillness, and tenderness out of situations that might seem barren of it.‐ CutPrintFilm
Read More | Posted Dec 8, 2017
5/10 83% Captain Fantastic (2016) While the spirit of the movie is admirable, the constant tirades by the Cash family against typical society grow repetitive and lose their impact as a result, even as a device to show the difficulties in processing grief.‐ CutPrintFilm
Read More | Posted Dec 8, 2017
5/10 No Score Yet 14 Minutes From Earth (2016) 14 Minutes from Earth is diverting, but not much more than that. The lack of a driving motivator ultimately cripples it, turning it into what feels more like a science TV special than a documentary.‐ CutPrintFilm
Read More | Posted Dec 8, 2017
7/10 74% Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them (2016) Fantastic Beasts is a charm, excelling when it's allowed to be its own creature and falling short only when it's forced to pay its franchise dues.‐ CutPrintFilm
Read More | Posted Dec 8, 2017
10/10 93% Toni Erdmann (2016) Toni Erdmann is a thing of rare beauty.‐ CutPrintFilm
Read More | Posted Dec 8, 2017
12% Bitter Harvest (2017) Despite the fact that it was a genocide that claimed millions of lives, the Holodomor is not particularly well known. Bitter Harvest is not the film to bring attention to it. ‐ CutPrintFilm
Read More | Posted Dec 8, 2017
9/10 88% The Lure (Córki dancingu) (2017) The Lure is remarkable not just for its zaniness but for its willingness to let girls be girls. It's not a luxury often afforded to female characters, especially not in horror, and it's especially notable as the male characters are either food or flakes.‐ CutPrintFilm
Read More | Posted Dec 8, 2017
3/10 83% Punching Henry (2017) Sympathy is a dollar that can only be stretched so far, and it gives out halfway through the movie.‐ CutPrintFilm
Read More | Posted Dec 8, 2017
10/10 97% After the Storm (Umi yori mo mada fukaku) (2017) The hard part is that it takes work, which isn't quite a message we associate with movies but which remains, as with the rest of the film, true to life. The resulting work is beautiful, and strikingly human.‐ CutPrintFilm
Read More | Posted Dec 8, 2017
5/10 0% All Nighter (2017) The story's just chaff; the movie's worth seeing for its performances if you're a fan of those involved. Otherwise, it's forgettable, just like the last hours of being up all night.‐ CutPrintFilm
Read More | Posted Dec 8, 2017