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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
B 69% The Oath (2018) [Writer/director/star] Ike Barinholtz might lose focus during the second half of the movie, but the film lands a good amount of solid gut punches before flying off the rails.‐ San Antonio Current
Read More | Posted Oct 18, 2018
B+ 96% The Hate U Give (2018) Author Angie Thomas' frustration radiates off the page and screen, and Amandla Stenberg's Starr Carter is the ideal storyteller for that outrage. The Hate U Give is a primal scream.‐ San Antonio Current
Read More | Posted Oct 17, 2018
B+ 90% The Old Man & the Gun (2018) In filmmaker David Lowery's hands, The Old Man & the Gun becomes more than just a biopic about an aging outlaw. It's a tribute to Robert Redford and the lasting effect he has left behind on the film industry. ‐ San Antonio Current
Read More | Posted Oct 10, 2018
B+ 88% First Man (2018) Like the best cinematic space odysseys that have come before, First Man brings with it a message of humanism and mortality that puts life into perspective. What better backdrop to experience an existential awakening than soaring across the cosmos?‐ San Antonio Current
Read More | Posted Oct 10, 2018
C+ 86% Colette (2018) In one scene, Colette is transfixed on a male mime singing soprano before [revealing] he is lip-syncing a song actually being sung by a woman standing behind him. If we didn't know any better, we might think [the film] was trying to say something.‐ San Antonio Current
Read More | Posted Oct 3, 2018
B 90% A Star Is Born (2018) Cooper and Gaga have voices worth listening to, especially when they're harmonizing in front of a crowd of thousands. We just wish the narrative mixed in a few more sharps and flats to ensure a clearly distinct sound and experience.‐ San Antonio Current
Read More | Posted Oct 3, 2018
B 100% Pick of the Litter (2018) [It's] a wonderful testament to the services provided by [the nonprofit Guide Dogs for the Blind], which [has] changed thousands of lives since its inception in 1942. For that, Pick of the Litter certainly deserves its fair share of tummy rubs.‐ San Antonio Current
Read More | Posted Sep 27, 2018
C+ 69% The Children Act (2018) Although Emma Thompson is a gem, The Children Act minimizes its most interesting courtroom narrative with insignificant storylines during the first half before transforming into an entirely different - and less absorbing - picture in the second.‐ San Antonio Current
Read More | Posted Sep 26, 2018
D 11% Life Itself (2018) Wallowing in a cinematic abyss of tragedy, pain and victimization is better suited for fans of the Saw franchise.‐ San Antonio Current
Read More | Posted Sep 20, 2018
C+ 64% Lizzie (2018) Lizzie is more memorable for its foreboding atmosphere and believable performances by the film's top-billed actresses, Chloë Sevigny and Kristen Stewart, than its storytelling prowess.‐ San Antonio Current
Read More | Posted Sep 19, 2018
C- 65% American Chaos (2018) During his stops in states like West Virginia, Stern broods and frowns at the opinions of Trump voters so much, moviegoers might wonder if producers were standing by with smelling salts in case he fainted. ‐ San Antonio Current
Read More | Posted Sep 12, 2018
D- 10% Peppermint (2018) The people behind Peppermint need to hear the more uncomfortable discussions their movie provokes. They need to listen, take note and realize that in 2018 they should be better than this.‐ Remezcla
Read More | Posted Sep 10, 2018
C- 54% The Bookshop (2018) Although it might be award-worthy in some circles, The Bookshop is a strangely generic and frustratingly paced story that never comes alive.‐ San Antonio Current
Read More | Posted Sep 6, 2018
B- 85% The Wife (2018) When Close and Pryce share the screen, it's impossible to look away, even when things get a bit melodramatic.‐ San Antonio Current
Read More | Posted Sep 5, 2018
B+ 93% Searching (2018) Skeptical audiences might think a film like this would be limited by the method it chooses to tell its story, but with a smart script and a heartfelt father-daughter relationship at its core, Searching is an absorbing and unique achievement.‐ San Antonio Current
Read More | Posted Aug 29, 2018
B+ 99% Blaze (2018) An ode to a highly-gifted, troubled legend who left the industry (and this earth) with his own distinct brand of folk and country music, which seemed to arise from the depths of his soul.‐ San Antonio Current
Read More | Posted Aug 29, 2018
B 82% Puzzle (2018) Replace puzzles with just about any other activity you can think of - bread making, swing dancing, bird watching - and you'll likely have the same film as long as Macdonald and Khan are at the center of the narrative.‐ San Antonio Current
Read More | Posted Aug 22, 2018
B+ 100% McQueen (2018) Like the cinematic equivalent of his couture pieces, McQueen is stunning and conspicuous. What it isn't, unfortunately, is unconventional.‐ San Antonio Current
Read More | Posted Aug 15, 2018
B 72% Christopher Robin (2018) The charm is never lost when Pooh is delivering one of his clever Poohisms ("People say nothing is impossible, but I do nothing every day"). If anything is impossible, it's not being enchanted by the film's many adorable qualities.‐ San Antonio Current
Read More | Posted Aug 9, 2018
B+ 95% BlacKkKlansman (2018) Lee's intent doesn't take away from the craftsmanship of his direction and the convincing tonal shifts that make BlacKkKlansman pivot from intriguing crime caper to biting contemporary satire so fluidly.‐ San Antonio Current
Read More | Posted Aug 8, 2018
A- 99% Eighth Grade (2018) OMG, Eighth Grade is, like, going to give you all the feels.‐ San Antonio Current
Read More | Posted Jul 27, 2018
C+ 76% Don't Worry, He Won't Get Far on Foot (2018) A conventional biopic stifled by a screenplay that doesn't allow its main character to flourish or make meaningful relationships.‐ San Antonio Current
Read More | Posted Jul 25, 2018
C 52% Boundaries (2018) While some complex themes like abandonment and redemption are touched upon lightly, there's not much room for anything else to breathe with Farmiga's exaggeratedly neurotic character overshadowing some of the more interesting relationships."‐ San Antonio Current
Read More | Posted Jul 18, 2018
B- 94% Sorry to Bother You (2018) It's one of the most original films you'll likely see all year, which, depending on your threshold for certifiably crazy storylines, could be a rewarding experience or one that frustrates you.‐ San Antonio Current
Read More | Posted Jul 18, 2018
A- 95% Three Identical Strangers (2018) The film rolls out...like a thriller. It's reminiscent of other unexpectedly peculiar documentaries in recent years like 2010's Catfish and 2012's The Imposter but manages to shift into an even more somber tone than anyone could've imagined.‐ San Antonio Current
Read More | Posted Jul 11, 2018
A- 100% Leave No Trace (2018) With top-tier performances by Ben Foster and newcomer Thomasin McKenzie, director Debra Granik has captured an authentic dynamic between two characters who find themselves at an impasse.‐ San Antonio Current
Read More | Posted Jul 11, 2018
B- 52% A Kid Like Jake (2018) Watching adults complicate an already complicated situation is good theater, but what A Kid Like Jake needed more of was childlike wonderment. With it, it could have been a film with deeper impact, not just a conversation starter.‐ San Antonio Current
Read More | Posted Jul 4, 2018
C- 68% The Seagull (2018) A fleeting 98-minute stopover with a cast of particularly grating characters.‐ San Antonio Current
Read More | Posted Jun 21, 2018
B+ 89% American Animals (2018) Without the documentary components, the film would still be more enjoyable than a lot of movies where...a crack team of beautiful misfits...steal a bag of bling. With them, Layton has discovered a new and extraordinary way of storytelling.‐ San Antonio Current
Read More | Posted Jun 20, 2018
B+ 99% Won't You Be My Neighbor? (2018) A subtle beam of light at a dark and divisive moment in history that should encourage viewers to take a step back and be reminded that everyone deserves to be treated with dignity. Consider it a refresher course on kindness.‐ San Antonio Current
Read More | Posted Jun 13, 2018
B+ 89% Hereditary (2018) Hereditary is devastating in its delivery and offers a bloodcurdling look into a hellish, supernatural narrative. Just be ready to live with it for a while.‐ San Antonio Current
Read More | Posted Jun 8, 2018
C 67% On Chesil Beach (2018) The most pitiful virgins in movie history since Jason Biggs humped pastry in 'American Pie.'‐ San Antonio Current
Read More | Posted Jun 6, 2018
B+ 93% First Reformed (2018) A haunting, strange and lyrical narrative on one man's spiritual and political resurrection from the darkest corners of his consciousness. First Reformed brims with insights on anger, guilt, faith and personal autonomy.‐ San Antonio Current
Read More | Posted Jun 6, 2018
C 86% Let the Sunshine In (Un beau soleil intérieur) (2018) There's an undiagnosed Cinderella complex happening in Let the Sunshine In that director Claire Denis doesn't want to confront.‐ San Antonio Current
Read More | Posted May 23, 2018
B+ 85% Disobedience (2018) In a less capable director's hands, a film like this would likely amount to a worn-out love triangle, but [Sebastián] Lelio identifies the nuances within the relationships and allows them to breathe on their own.‐ San Antonio Current
Read More | Posted May 17, 2018
C+ 82% Deadpool 2 (2018) Wherever you fall, it's safe to say viewers can at least agree that it's unapologetically crude and that Ryan Reynolds once again proves he is the perfect choice to play the titular anti-hero.‐ San Antonio Current
Read More | Posted May 16, 2018
A- 97% The Rider (2018) The spirit that emanates from the setting, characters, relationships and direction is brilliant.‐ San Antonio Current
Read More | Posted May 10, 2018
B- 94% RBG (2018) It probably won't become the definitive film on U.S. Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg's life and 60-year legal career, but the documentary RBG is a satisfying start.‐ San Antonio Current
Read More | Posted May 9, 2018
C 25% Overboard (2018) As different as it would like to declare itself to be because of the gender switch, there isn't much to the Overboard remake that warrants a second shot on the big screen.‐ San Antonio Current
Read More | Posted May 3, 2018
C 74% Final Portrait (2018) In Final Portrait, [Armie] Hammer adequately plays what is ultimately the equivalent of a bowl of fruit.‐ San Antonio Current
Read More | Posted Apr 20, 2018
B+ 88% You Were Never Really Here (2018) "[Director Lynne] Ramsay has created an unnerving and aggressive cinematic experience. There is a thin layer of grime that coats the narrative that is extremely hard to shake."‐ San Antonio Current
Read More | Posted Apr 18, 2018
A- 89% Isle of Dogs (2018) Not only is the handmade artistry meticulous across the board, but Anderson's eye for choreographed randomness is second to none.‐ San Antonio Current
Read More | Posted Apr 4, 2018
B+ 96% The Death of Stalin (2018) A timely satire for those moviegoers who are fine with taking the film at face value - as a silly ribbing of government corruption - and those who find comfort in comparing the nonsense on screen to America's own political reality show.‐ San Antonio Current
Read More | Posted Mar 23, 2018
C- 44% Pacific Rim Uprising (2018) Audiences that step into Uprising are probably looking for one thing: gigantic creatures fighting and smashing into buildings. You get that here and nothing more.‐ San Antonio Current
Read More | Posted Mar 22, 2018
B+ 92% Love, Simon (2018) While things get a bit Dawson's Creek-y at times, director Greg Berlanti never allows the narrative's melodrama to overtake the more significant themes that make a film like Love, Simon a milestone for mainstream gay movies. ‐ San Antonio Current
Read More | Posted Mar 16, 2018
C 38% Gringo (2018) The biggest problem with Gringo is that there are far too many unnecessary subplots, which the weak narrative can't support. ‐ San Antonio Current
Read More | Posted Mar 9, 2018
D 38% The Strangers: Prey At Night (2018) Turns the frightening scenario of a home invasion into a conventional slasher movie where everyone runs around while the killers walk menacingly and wield kitchen knives and drag axes on the ground.‐ San Antonio Current
Read More | Posted Mar 9, 2018
C- 41% A Wrinkle in Time (2018) A Wrinkle in Time will be relegated to the category where forgotten fantasy family fare like The Adventures of Sharkboy and Lavagirl takes up space.‐ San Antonio Current
Read More | Posted Mar 9, 2018
A- 100% The Eleven O'Clock (2016) Playing out like a highly-entertaining comedy routine, The Eleven O'Clock is a flat-out riot.‐ San Antonio Current
Read More | Posted Mar 7, 2018
B+ 92% DeKalb Elementary (2017) The dynamic between actors Tarra Riggs and Bo Mitchell is authentic and humanistic as writer/director Reed Van Dyk allows the scene to take form one heartbreaking second after another.‐ San Antonio Current
Read More | Posted Mar 7, 2018