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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
2.5/4 84%

Midnight Special (2016)

"What started with a gripping premise slackens and goes limp." ‐Globe and Mail
Posted Apr 1, 2016
3/4 90%

Jim: The James Foley Story (2016)

"Directed by Foley's childhood friend Brian Oakes, the doc does raise some difficult issues - albeit very tactfully." ‐Globe and Mail
Posted Apr 1, 2016
2/4 29%

My Big Fat Greek Wedding 2 (2016)

"Pass the baklava." ‐Globe and Mail
Posted Mar 25, 2016
3/4 90%

The Lobster (2016)

"The Lobster is a brilliant piece of satire, but largely fails in an attempt to build its wicked wit into a more conventional romance." ‐Globe and Mail
Posted Mar 25, 2016
3/4 33%

The Bronze (2016)

"The Bronze often feels like an extended skit, but Hope is so refreshingly unladylike and the movie is so refreshingly cynical about gymnastics that the results are surprisingly amusing." ‐Globe and Mail
Posted Mar 18, 2016
2/4 58%

The Program (2016)

"It never goes deep on what it was that produced the awfulness that is Lance Armstrong." ‐Globe and Mail
Posted Mar 18, 2016
2/4 98%

Zootopia (2016)

"Leaving aside amusing jokes about the wolves trying desperately to contain a group howl or sloths working as bureaucrats, animal behaviour is a troubling metaphor for cultural diversity." ‐Globe and Mail
Posted Mar 4, 2016
3/4 59%

Barney Thomson (The Legend of Barney Thomson) (2016)

"Robert Carlyle is excellent as the lugubrious and downtrodden Barney, but as he makes his directorial debut here his rhythm on this deadpan comedy is erratic." ‐Globe and Mail
Posted Mar 4, 2016
2/4 71%

A Perfect Day (2016)

"A taut, darkly comic drama about the dilemmas of international intervention in civil war, all of it neatly symbolized by one elusive length of rope. It is also, sadly, a film much marred by its sexism." ‐Globe and Mail
Posted Feb 26, 2016
3/4 80%

Eddie The Eagle (2016)

"It is a rare biopic of any kind, let alone a sports bio, that merely celebrates participation. It's that novelty that makes this simple comedy shine." ‐Globe and Mail
Posted Feb 26, 2016
2.5/4 61%

Race (2016)

"Hopkins films all the races with suitable élan - since Owens was a sprinter, accomplishing his feats in a matter of seconds, they are relatively easy to dramatize - but you don't leave the theatre with much understanding of how he did it." ‐Globe and Mail
Posted Feb 19, 2016
1/4 52%

Risen (2016)

"The film features a lush historical setting and some satisfying action scenes, but the dialogue is often laughable, a mix of the pseudo-archaic with oddly contemporary lingo." ‐Globe and Mail
Posted Feb 19, 2016
2.5/4 98%

Embrace Of The Serpent (El Abrazo De La Serpiente) (2016)

"Guerra's reimagining of the lives of lost peoples is compelling, but, despite many languorous images of river and jungle, this remains a bookish examination of the themes." ‐Globe and Mail
Posted Feb 19, 2016
3/4 96%

Rams (Hrútar) (2016)

"There's lots of wisdom here, but in the Icelandic barrens, good cheer has sometimes gone missing. Yes, there's a price to pay for being stubborn." ‐Globe and Mail
Posted Feb 12, 2016
1/4 85%

Hail, Caesar! (2016)

"There are an awful lot of subplots and comic characters but none of the actors in this star-studded cast is allowed to build his laughs and the Coens just abandon several of these vivid personalities along the way." ‐Globe and Mail
Posted Feb 5, 2016
2/4 87%

Kung Fu Panda 3 (2016)

"The animation is still strong - there are some interesting and refreshingly uncuddly depictions of the spirit world from whence Kai springs - but, mainly, KFP3 is too much of a good thing." ‐Globe and Mail
Posted Jan 29, 2016
3/4 63%

The Finest Hours (2016)

"There's nothing subtle about The Finest Hours, but much that is satisfying." ‐Globe and Mail
Posted Jan 29, 2016
2/4 11%

Dirty Grandpa (2016)

"There's little chemistry between a sadly unfunny Efron and a sleepwalking De Niro, and both Jason's awakening and Dick's plotting feel forced." ‐Globe and Mail
Posted Jan 22, 2016
4/4 97%

45 Years (2015)

"45 Years exposes the paradoxical balance of the successful marriage, one that requires a sentimental suspension of disbelief on the one hand and a hard-headed ability to deal with the everyday on the other." ‐Globe and Mail
Posted Jan 22, 2016
3/4 94%

Palio (2015)

"[A] fascinating documentary ..." ‐Globe and Mail
Posted Jan 15, 2016
2/4 50%

13 Hours: The Secret Soldiers Of Benghazi (2016)

"If they are suffering the fog of war, you are suffering the fog-of-action movie, a phenomenon that Bay is all too well equipped to create, having previously worked on the Transformers franchise." ‐Globe and Mail
Posted Jan 15, 2016
3.5/4 81%

The Revenant (2015)

"DiCaprio is called on to depict the man's desperation, grief and searing anger almost entirely through his eyes and he does it with remarkable depth, turning Glass's endurance into a steadfastness both physical and emotional." ‐Globe and Mail
Posted Jan 8, 2016
4/4 75%

The Hateful Eight (2015)

"The Hateful Eight is devilishly good." ‐Globe and Mail
Posted Dec 25, 2015
0.5/4 60%

Joy (2015)

"Perhaps people who make gazillions selling housewares on The Shopping Channel deserve to be honoured; if they do, Joy is not a fitting tribute to Mangano - nor to the mop." ‐Globe and Mail
Posted Dec 25, 2015
2.5/4 92%

Star Wars: Episode VII - The Force Awakens (2015)

"Some may thrill with delighted recognition at the spectacle of yet another primal duel fought over a great void. Others, though, may know that the real test of myth-making lies in an ability not to repeat but to reinvent." ‐Globe and Mail
Posted Dec 16, 2015
2/4 94%

Carol (2015)

"This is a lesbian romance told exclusively in the vocabulary of heterosexual Hollywood." ‐Globe and Mail
Posted Dec 11, 2015
3.5/4 80%

Macbeth (2015)

"This screen adaptation of the famous Scottish play is very Scottish, very bloody and very clever, if inconsistently so." ‐Globe and Mail
Posted Dec 11, 2015
2/4 28%

Every Thing Will Be Fine (2015)

"A small but taut drama in which the beautiful physical details jumping off the screen only serve to emphasize an ill-defined setting and major insufficiencies in the script and performances." ‐Globe and Mail
Posted Dec 11, 2015
2.5/4 69%

The Danish Girl (2015)

"A sweet and inoffensive drama located in a pretty art deco past that makes the experience of transgender people palatable to a mainstream audience." ‐Globe and Mail
Posted Dec 11, 2015
3/4 95%

Hitchcock/Truffaut (2015)

"This all-male discussion is fascinating on the topic of the director's visual style, his approach to actors and his Catholicism, but is largely silent about his voyeurism, let alone his misogyny." ‐Globe and Mail
Posted Dec 4, 2015
2/4 74%

Trumbo (2015)

"We are left with the painful irony that a film about a screenwriter so good that Kirk Douglas and Otto Preminger couldn't live without him suffers from a dull and slow-moving script." ‐Globe and Mail
Posted Nov 27, 2015
2/4 94%

Creed (2015)

"Cooger adds a few visual flourishes -- a fire eater appears in a darkened arena; Philly youth pull wheelies on their motor bikes -- that give Creed a bit of new style, but mainly the movie is same old same old." ‐Globe and Mail
Posted Nov 24, 2015
2/4 95%

In Jackson Heights (2015)

"Three hours ... some of it brilliant, some tedious ..." ‐Globe and Mail
Posted Nov 20, 2015
2.5/4 70%

Miss You Already (2015)

"It observes, rather astutely, that there is a power imbalance in a certain kind of friendship where one half plays the ringleader and scene-stealer while the other is the sidekick and enabler." ‐Globe and Mail
Posted Nov 6, 2015
3/4 65%

Spectre (2015)

"A Bond movie is all about delivering on expectations: to enjoy it you have to be pleased rather than frustrated by its predictability. In that regard, Spectre... can be deemed a solid success" ‐Globe and Mail
Posted Nov 5, 2015
2/4 81%

The Assassin (2015)

"The Assassin is like some stereotypical beauty - gorgeous, but frustratingly incapable of prolonged conversation." ‐Globe and Mail
Posted Oct 30, 2015
3/4 72%

Remember (2016)

"At its best, it creates plot devices of almost Hitchcockian cleverness ..." ‐Globe and Mail
Posted Oct 23, 2015
2/4 85%

Meet The Patels (2015)

"This highly personal and lighthearted documentary gives some social context but never dives deep on the potentially devastating cultural divide it is exploring." ‐Globe and Mail
Posted Oct 16, 2015
3/4 91%

Bridge of Spies (2015)

"Rylance's performance is particularly interesting as he infuses Abel's dry understatements on his predicament with just the right dose of quiet irony." ‐Globe and Mail
Posted Oct 16, 2015
2/4 40%

Beeba Boys (2015)

"In a film that does have a reliably twisting crime plot with a satisfying denouement, there is too much action to do any of this emotional material justice." ‐Globe and Mail
Posted Oct 16, 2015
3/4 76%

Goosebumps (2015)

"It gently mocks the traditions of the genre -- giant preying mantis rips roof off high school -- while never getting too frightening." ‐Globe and Mail
Posted Oct 16, 2015
3/4 55%

Hyena Road (2016)

"The war story featuring good people making the best of a bad situation may feel very familiar, but it is a better kind of familiarity that also characterizes Hyena Road." ‐Globe and Mail
Posted Oct 9, 2015
2/4 27%

Pan (2015)

"In fashioning a creation myth for Peter Pan, director Joe Wright and writer Jason Fuchs have produced such a thin story that they reduce, rather than amplify, J.M. Barrie's famous characters." ‐Globe and Mail
Posted Oct 9, 2015
3/4 81%

Labyrinth Of Lies (2015)

"The movie is a strong account of a lesser-known episode of post-Holocaust history raised above its obvious cinematic formula by Fehling's anchoring performance and the film's wise approach to the survivors' horrific testimony." ‐Globe and Mail
Posted Oct 9, 2015
4/4 96%

Son of Saul (2015)

"Elevator Pitch: A uniquely honest Holocaust drama." ‐Globe and Mail
Posted Oct 9, 2015
3/4 82%

Chevalier (2016)

"The film is made watchable by a strong cast that renders the men's vulnerability particularly sympathetic." ‐Globe and Mail
Posted Oct 9, 2015
3/4 90%

Coming Home (2015)

"Intriguingly, the director has successfully woven a Kafkaesque metaphor into a classically Chinese melodrama." ‐Globe and Mail
Posted Oct 2, 2015
2/4 84%

The Walk (2015)

"The film limps through its first two acts, putting in time until the big moment." ‐Globe and Mail
Posted Oct 2, 2015
2/4 62%

The Intern (2015)

"A movie that doesn't do justice to an invigorating premise." ‐Globe and Mail
Posted Sep 25, 2015
3/4 73%

Everest (2015)

"There is no tragic hero here; there is no overarching explanation, but a movie that offered either of those would seem pretty pat." ‐Globe and Mail
Posted Sep 18, 2015
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