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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
99% Can You Ever Forgive Me? (2018) When McCarthy is onscreen with costar Richard E. Grant, who plays moth-eaten boulevardier Jack Hock, the movie becomes a study in big-screen comic chemistry.‐ Reason Online
Read More | Posted Oct 19, 2018
80% Halloween (2018) Effective beyond the call of tribute. It's scary, but in a fun, retro way. ‐ Reason Online
Read More | Posted Oct 19, 2018
88% First Man (2018) Gosling is a virtuoso of the empty gaze - the ability to become lost in the middle distance as the camera settles in for an extended closeup of his sighing eyes.‐ Creators Syndicate
Read More | Posted Oct 12, 2018
30% Venom (2018) Whatever you might have expected this movie to be-not all that bad...not very good...frickin' awful-chances are you'd never have guessed it would be a comedy. But it is!‐ Reason Online
Read More | Posted Oct 5, 2018
90% A Star Is Born (2018) Lady Gaga is a radiant, natural actor, and she knocks her first lead movie performance way-far out of the park.‐ Reason Online
Read More | Posted Oct 5, 2018
66% The House with a Clock in Its Walls (2018) Production designer JonHutman should come out and take a bow after the end credits. Everybody else should stay seated.‐ Reason Online
Read More | Posted Sep 21, 2018
93% Mandy (2018) Available on demand, but you definitely want to see it on a big screen, and loud.‐ Reason Online
Read More | Posted Sep 21, 2018
33% The Predator (2018) The machine-gun muzzle flashes might have been imported from 1987, Year Zero in the Predator universe.‐ Reason Online
Read More | Posted Sep 14, 2018
85% A Simple Favor (2018) Blake Lively gives a classic Old Hollywood performance, swanning through her scenes in bow ties, faux tuxedos, and slouchy men's fedoras, exuding an air of ambiguous sexuality throughout. ‐ Reason Online
Read More | Posted Sep 14, 2018
10% Peppermint (2018) I can't think what kind of movie would merit the dumb-bunny title of this one, but it's not this one.‐ Reason Online
Read More | Posted Sep 7, 2018
26% The Nun (2018) Autopilot horror...‐ Reason Online
Read More | Posted Sep 7, 2018
30% Kin (2018) The picture is trying to do something a little different -- a rare thing, as you've probably noticed.‐ Reason Online
Read More | Posted Aug 31, 2018
22% The Happytime Murders (2018) The movie is not without amusing moments, but there are unconquerable problems. ‐ Reason Online
Read More | Posted Aug 24, 2018
95% BlacKkKlansman (2018) Topher Grace plays David Duke as an upwardly mobile nincompoop in a cheap three-piece suit, pathetic in his lunatic convictions but -- as we saw in Charlottesville last year -- still a force for social chaos.‐ Reason Online
Read More | Posted Aug 10, 2018
49% The Spy Who Dumped Me (2018) Melissa McCarthy's 2015 movie Spy raised the spy-comedy bar way high, but apparently not everyone got the memo.‐ Reason Online
Read More | Posted Aug 3, 2018
97% Mission: Impossible - Fallout (2018) There's nothing to think about. You just set your mouth to AGAPE and lean back.‐ Reason Online
Read More | Posted Jul 27, 2018
80% Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again (2018) Does this movie signal the onset of Too Much ABBA? Of course not. There's no such thing as too much ABBA.‐ Reason Online
Read More | Posted Jul 20, 2018
76% Don't Worry, He Won't Get Far on Foot (2018) Beyond Jonah Hill and Jack Black (who has one terrific scene toward the end), the movie is mostly about Joaquin Phoenix, who carries the bulk of it while maintaining an illusion of effortlessness.‐ Reason Online
Read More | Posted Jul 13, 2018
88% Ant-Man and the Wasp (2018) A welcome respite from the endless gush of showier Marvel super-product.‐ Reason Online
Read More | Posted Jul 6, 2018
63% Sicario: Day of the Soldado (2018) "No rules this time," says Brolin's character. Just the words we want to hear.‐ Reason Online
Read More | Posted Jun 29, 2018
48% Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom (2018) The dinosaurs are still clomping and snarling and hurling each other around, desperately attempting to distract us from the fact that digital dinos haven't actually been that big a deal for many years.‐ Reason Online
Read More | Posted Jun 22, 2018
94% Incredibles 2 (2018) Yes, it's a story with social resonance-the shifting roles of men and women, our growing technological overload-but it doesn't beat us over the head with "messages." ‐ Reason Online
Read More | Posted Jun 15, 2018
68% Ocean's 8 (2018) Could the filmmakers be hoping that Ocean's 8 will be the beginning of their own trilogy-with 9 and 10 hooking up with Soderbergh's Eleven and possibly spawning some sort of giant boys-meet-girls crossover?‐ Reason Online
Read More | Posted Jun 8, 2018
89% Hereditary (2018) We're invited to contemplate the torments of mental instability and the awful intimacies of family life, as well as whatever malignant forces may lurk behind the veil of everyday existence.‐ Reason Online
Read More | Posted Jun 8, 2018
86% Upgrade (2018) The answers to these questions require the bashing of many miscreants, which is, as I say, very gratifying to watch.‐ Reason Online
Read More | Posted Jun 1, 2018
70% Solo: A Star Wars Story (2018) I doubt many people were hankering for this to be made, but it's a pretty good b-movie.‐ Reason Online
Read More | Posted May 25, 2018
82% Deadpool 2 (2018) Deadpool 2 could easily have been a letdown. The fact that it's not is a happy surprise.‐ Reason Online
Read More | Posted May 18, 2018
27% Breaking In (2018) Breaking bad...‐ Reason Online
Read More | Posted May 11, 2018
86% Tully (2018) Filled with raw truths about the maternal condition, with a plot twist that suddenly rears up out of the story and transforms everything that came before it.‐ Reason Online
Read More | Posted May 4, 2018
83% Avengers: Infinity War (2018) There's just too much of this thing.‐ Reason Online
Read More | Posted Apr 27, 2018
34% I Feel Pretty (2018) There's a long barroom bikini contest, complete with wet t-shirt, that goes on too long when it shouldn't be going on at all.‐ Reason Online
Read More | Posted Apr 20, 2018
14% Blumhouse's Truth or Dare (2018) A movie that can be forgotten in advance...‐ Reason Online
Read More | Posted Apr 13, 2018
81% Chappaquiddick (2018) There's no need for partisan exaggeration in this story; the undisputed facts are awful enough.‐ Reason Online
Read More | Posted Apr 6, 2018
72% Ready Player One (2018) Really is fun in some ways. But there's a suffocating abundance of digital imagery, and after a while, you feel as if you're staring at nothingness made manifest.‐ Reason Online
Read More | Posted Mar 30, 2018
44% Pacific Rim Uprising (2018) There's no point in wondering if some other director could have done it better when it's crystal clear there was no need for it to be done at all.‐ Reason Online
Read More | Posted Mar 23, 2018
89% Isle of Dogs (2018) The crowded little universe of Wes Anderson's latest movie is an amusing place to visit, if not necessarily a bucket-list destination.‐ Reason Online
Read More | Posted Mar 23, 2018
51% Tomb Raider (2018) Already ripe to be remade -- as a better movie...‐ Reason Online
Read More | Posted Mar 16, 2018
38% Gringo (2018) If there were a special place for middling cultural products-the so-so pop song, the not-entirely-bad book-that would be the proper destination for a movie like Gringo. ‐ Reason Online
Read More | Posted Mar 9, 2018
47% Red Sparrow (2018) Gives off whiffs of old-time exploitation filmmaking-Love Camp 7, maybe, or one of the Ilsa movies. ‐ Reason Online
Read More | Posted Mar 2, 2018
88% Annihilation (2018) There's one scene that is so hair-raisingly horrific, it's still creeping me out days after I saw the movie.‐ Reason Online
Read More | Posted Feb 23, 2018
97% Black Panther (2018) A ripping action flick on which a great deal of care has been expended. ‐ Reason Online
Read More | Posted Feb 16, 2018
18% The Cloverfield Paradox (2018) The plot has been awkwardly repurposed for the Cloverfield universe-the focus-grouped seams are everywhere apparent.‐ Reason Online
Read More | Posted Feb 9, 2018
89% May It Last: A Portrait of the Avett Brothers (2017) We hear them talk about their lives and their beliefs, which are candidly examined in their music, and are the reason why it has connected with so many people.‐ Reason Online
Read More | Posted Feb 2, 2018
43% Maze Runner: The Death Cure (2018) Endless running and hiding and running and fighting and running and running...‐ Reason Online
Read More | Posted Jan 26, 2018
53% 12 Strong (2018) There's a lot to like here. Unfortunately, it's not quite enough.‐ Reason Online
Read More | Posted Jan 19, 2018
57% The Commuter (2018) Straight-up action product...‐ Reason Online
Read More | Posted Jan 12, 2018
32% Insidious: The Last Key (2018) Creepy beings streak by in the background of scenes, or loom up out of nowhere, solely because it's time for another BOO!‐ Reason Online
Read More | Posted Jan 5, 2018
87% The Post (2018) Will probably be popular among media people-it's about them.‐ MTV
Read More | Posted Dec 22, 2017
87% The Post (2018) Will probably be popular among media people-it's about them.‐ Reason Online
Read More | Posted Dec 22, 2017
91% Star Wars: The Last Jedi (2017) There are also quite a few new creatures, among them various icicle dogs, turtle-face monks, and some impossibly cute thingies called Porgs, which look as if they nest in gift shops at night.‐ Reason Online
Read More | Posted Dec 15, 2017