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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
90% Are We Not Cats (2018) But the singular aesthetic is gritty, beautiful and expressive, and somehow, you want to root for the love story of Eli and Anya, thanks to the charismatic performances of [Michael Patrick] Nicholson and [Chelsea] Lopez.‐ Los Angeles Times
Read More | Posted Feb 23, 2018
3/4 87% Annihilation (2018) Bold, metaphysical and just plain weird ‐ Tribune News Service
Read More | Posted Feb 22, 2018
4/4 97% Black Panther (2018) Coogler builds a thrilling, exciting world, and threads throughout it a story filled with pathos and real-world gravitas.‐ Tribune News Service
Read More | Posted Feb 13, 2018
2/4 25% The 15:17 to Paris (2018) The action sequence on the train is truly remarkable, and Eastwood shoots with a documentary-style immediacy, but the surrounding film - especially the script and performances - doesn't serve this thrilling true-life story, or the audience. ‐ Tribune News Service
Read More | Posted Feb 9, 2018
2/4 58% Peter Rabbit (2018) The gentle spirit of Beatrix Potter's books is subsumed into a chaotic, violent mayhem, manically soundtracked to the day's hits.‐ Tribune News Service
Read More | Posted Feb 8, 2018
36% When We First Met (2018) The potentially problematic premise is narrowly sidestepped because the film zigs when you expect it to zag... This watered-down rom-com doesn't fully deliver but it's a diverting twist on the genre nonetheless.‐ Los Angeles Times
Read More | Posted Feb 8, 2018
69% The Ritual (2017) Efficient and highly effective in its style, relying on sound, creepy production design, and the men's own fear and misjudgment to create the sense of pervasive doom.‐ Los Angeles Times
Read More | Posted Feb 8, 2018
2/4 12% Fifty Shades Freed (2018) Might as well be called "So I Married a Sociopath."‐ Tribune News Service
Read More | Posted Feb 8, 2018
3.5/4 92% The Cage Fighter (2018) spare and brutal documentary... an unflinching portrait of a man finding himself in the ring. ‐ Tribune News Service
Read More | Posted Feb 2, 2018
4/4 93% A Fantastic Woman (Una mujer fant├ística) (2018) Lelio crafts a world that's realistically, distressingly unfair, violent and dark. But with Vega in the lead, her arresting screen charisma lends itself to some truly lovely and wonderful bits of fire and magic.‐ Tribune News Service
Read More | Posted Feb 2, 2018
55% Bilal: A New Breed of Hero (2018) Overall, the message is an inspiring one, of racial and class equality, spiritual freedom, and discovering the power that lies within.‐ Tribune News Service
Read More | Posted Feb 2, 2018
43% Maze Runner: The Death Cure (2018) "Maze Runner" pushes it to the limit and ultimately ends up spent.‐ Los Angeles Times
Read More | Posted Jan 26, 2018
78% American Folk (2018) The songs are lovely, and the first-time actors give performances that grow warmer as the film progresses‐ Los Angeles Times
Read More | Posted Jan 26, 2018
2.5/4 58% The Commuter (2018) All of the elements are there for stylish and suspenseful flick, but the suspense seems to have been forgotten. ‐ Tribune News Service
Read More | Posted Jan 25, 2018
26% Proud Mary (2018) "Proud Mary" isn't a retro action thriller at all, but a staid family drama, and an incredibly boring one at that.‐ Los Angeles Times
Read More | Posted Jan 25, 2018
4/4 100% Paddington 2 (2018) A dash of Wes Anderson and a sprinkle of Jean-Pierre Jeunet, swirled around with a wonderfully fluid sense of airiness and light. It's mannered, yet carefree, colorful, and evocative. ‐ Tribune News Service
Read More | Posted Jan 25, 2018
2.5/4 77% All the Money in the World (2017) This movie may be about the soul-corroding nature of money, and it illustrates that well, but what exactly does it all mean? Scott proves miserly in providing answers beyond that.‐ Tribune News Service
Read More | Posted Jan 25, 2018
2.5/4 82% Molly's Game (2018) While the script crackles and excites, the film itself is profoundly uncinematic.‐ Tribune News Service
Read More | Posted Jan 24, 2018
4/4 91% Phantom Thread (2018) If you go in expecting a Daniel Day-Lewis movie, you'll walk away with a Vicky Krieps movie, and we're all the better for it. The Luxembourgian actress will sweep you off your feet.‐ Tribune News Service
Read More | Posted Jan 24, 2018
4/4 90% The Insult (L'insulte) (2018) A powerful and impeccably crafted tale arguing for the crucial importance of addressing history and facing down trauma... Doueiri weaves a starkly intimate fable of violence that's at once deeply personal and universally, globally relevant.‐ Tribune News Service
Read More | Posted Jan 24, 2018
2.5/4 54% 12 Strong (2018) Never delves deep enough to examine the larger involvement of the U.S. and those ramifications, but "12 Strong" manages to infuse heart and character into this adrenaline-fueled war film‐ Tribune News Service
Read More | Posted Jan 19, 2018
39% Den of Thieves (2018) Gudegast's twisty, turny tale of heists and homies is an action-packed romp with a good sense of humor and self-awareness.‐ Los Angeles Times
Read More | Posted Jan 18, 2018
21% Forever My Girl (2018) ... for an audience, seeking fluffy, escapist, country music-tinged romance, it'll hit a sweet spot.‐ Tribune News Service
Read More | Posted Jan 18, 2018
71% Crooked House (2017) Irons more than holds his own at the center of this swirling mystery, and Martini proves an enchanting leading lady, but the real draws are Close and Anderson, who bring a ferocious zest to their over-the-top characters.‐ Los Angeles Times
Read More | Posted Jan 9, 2018
67% M.F.A. (2017) Noelle is a millennial Dirty Harry, tackling the social problems that face this generation in a story that's outsized in nature but metaphorically pierces right at the heart of the matter.‐ Los Angeles Times
Read More | Posted Jan 5, 2018
23% Austin Found (2017) The cast is rounded out with likable comedians, but this fable can't decide if it's going to be deliciously bad or morally upstanding.‐ Los Angeles Times
Read More | Posted Dec 28, 2017
3/5 32% Pitch Perfect 3 (2017) Pitch Perfect 3 is so breezy it's completely weightless, but it manages to deliver just enough of the goods.‐ Tribune News Service
Read More | Posted Dec 26, 2017
22% Father Figures (2017) Moving images were projected, along with recorded sound, which indicates it is a movie, but the effect was so listless, low-energy and profoundly unentertaining that I jotted down in my notes "what even IS this?"‐ Tribune News Service
Read More | Posted Dec 21, 2017
63% Kaleidoscope (2017) "Kaleidoscope" is brilliantly crafted and performed, but it's a bit too taken with its own muddling of facts and form to truly hook into. ‐ Los Angeles Times
Read More | Posted Dec 20, 2017
55% The Greatest Showman (2017) a profoundly confused and muddled film, with a story that's at once too thin and too busy, with everything pasted into place using a mixture of frantic pop music and Hugh Jackman's flop sweat.‐ Tribune News Service
Read More | Posted Dec 20, 2017
100% Wexford Plaza (2017) It's a unique approach to storytelling and character building, and it signals [Joyce] Wong as a major talent to watch.‐ Los Angeles Times
Read More | Posted Dec 18, 2017
76% Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle (2017) Their cognitive dissonance is what gives Jumanji its humor, and the film relies on the star personas of Johnson, Hart, Black and Gillan to deliver it.‐ Los Angeles Times
Read More | Posted Dec 15, 2017
71% Ferdinand (2017) With a lovely voice performance from Cena, the spirit of Ferdinand does shine through. But the rest of the story filler is mostly forgettable.‐ Tribune News Service
Read More | Posted Dec 15, 2017
30% Wonder Wheel (2017) As we watch Allen worry and nitpick over the way women fret over aging, painting Ginny as pathetic, jealous, insecure, and clownish, it's dull, unoriginal, and offensive. Frankly, we've have enough Woody Allen takes on this subject. ‐ Tribune News Service
Read More | Posted Dec 12, 2017
3.5/4 91% Star Wars: The Last Jedi (2017) As indebted to the previous installments and "Star Wars" canon as it is to classic Westerns, sword-and-sandal epics and martial arts films.... it's the blend of reverence for its roots and embrace of the new that makes "The Last Jedi" a triumph.‐ Tribune News Service
Read More | Posted Dec 12, 2017
3/4 62% Hollow in the Land (2017) It's a rough neck Shakespearean tragedy that makes for a fine showcase for [Dianna] Agron, and proves a sharp directorial debut for filmmaker [Scooter] Corkle.‐ Tribune News Service
Read More | Posted Dec 7, 2017
3.5/4 89% I, Tonya (2018) Dives into the swirling narratives surrounding the scandal-prone figure skater, and dredges up something that ultimately, feels real. Shockingly, it also feels redemptive.‐ Tribune News Service
Read More | Posted Dec 5, 2017
91% Princess Cyd (2017) As comfortable to slip into as an afternoon in the sun, as satisfying as a late-night piece of cake, Princess Cyd is a jewel of a film that plumbs thematic depths far below its surface.‐ Los Angeles Times
Read More | Posted Dec 3, 2017
3.5/4 91% The Disaster Artist (2017) In a kooky yet vulnerable and heartfelt performance, Franco gets right at the heart of what makes Wiseau a true hero - his sheer willingness to try - and that is what makes "The Disaster Artist" work so well.‐ Tribune News Service
Read More | Posted Nov 30, 2017
4/4 86% Darkest Hour (2017) While "Darkest Hour" is a showcase for Oldman's incredible performance, Wright's aesthetic visually transports the viewer, the images heavy with subtext and meaning. ‐ Tribune News Service
Read More | Posted Nov 28, 2017
No Score Yet The View From Here (2017) It turns out a flawed film can still be profoundly affecting if it hits you in the right place on the right day, as the romantic drama "The View From Here" proves.‐ Los Angeles Times
Read More | Posted Nov 21, 2017
4/4 97% Coco (2017) "Coco" uses the vibrant colors and style of the holiday to spin an imaginative tale rich in tradition and culture, while beautifully celebrating family.‐ Tribune News Service
Posted Nov 21, 2017
4/4 93% Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri (2017) A barn burner, a bracing shot of whiskey downed while spoiling for a fight, a cathartic wail against the zeitgeist of rape culture and state brutality. It's a rallying cry, a right hook to the jaw, and wow, does it ever hurt so good.‐ Tribune News Service
Read More | Posted Nov 21, 2017
100% Soufra (2017) To consider the long-standing Bourj al Barajneh is to consider the true humanity of refugees, who have hopes, dreams, lives to live and work to do. "Soufra" efficiently and effectively illustrates those ideas.‐ Los Angeles Times
Read More | Posted Nov 20, 2017
40% Justice League (2017) Finally, DC's superheroes are assembled on screen at last. It's just a shame that the resulting film is a chaotic, baffling mess.‐ Tribune News Service
Read More | Posted Nov 15, 2017
2.5/4 19% Daddy's Home 2 (2017) There are moments when it's deliriously silly and delightful, and others where it misses the mark. And while at times it feels like too many dads, they eventually all learn to "co-dad," in some kind of harmony.‐ Tribune News Service
Read More | Posted Nov 10, 2017
3/4 58% Murder On The Orient Express (2017) The beginning is a rollicking ride that will likely leave audiences craving more Christie, and here's hoping we do see Branagh return as Poirot - his rendition is too fun to be cut short.‐ Tribune News Service
Posted Nov 7, 2017
4/4 99% Lady Bird (2017) A finely wrought, deeply felt mash note to Gerwig's hometown of Sacramento, and the rare film about teenage life that puts equal weight on the dark, sad and tough parts, as it does on the joyous, raucous, euphoric moments. ‐ Tribune News Service
Read More | Posted Nov 3, 2017
29% A Bad Moms Christmas (2017) Female audiences deserve better movies than this.‐ Los Angeles Times
Read More | Posted Nov 1, 2017
29% A Bad Moms Christmas (2017) Female audiences deserve better movies than this.‐ Tribune News Service
Read More | Posted Nov 1, 2017