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Lindsey Bahr

Lindsey Bahr
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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
84% Green Book (2018) In fact, this film allows everyone to play against their Hollywood-prescribed "type," from the actors to the director, who is perhaps the most surprising revelation of them all.‐ Associated Press
Read More | Posted Nov 14, 2018
91% Widows (2018) The ensemble is a blast. Everyone gets their moment and you come away feeling like you really got to know most of them, but it is Davis and her unforgettably searing intensity (and killer wardrobe) who owns "Widows" from start to finish.‐ Associated Press
Read More | Posted Nov 13, 2018
3/4 85% Boy Erased (2018) It's done with such evident love and sensitivity that it's hard to imagine a human being not connecting in some way, and perhaps even learning something along the way.‐ Associated Press
Read More | Posted Oct 29, 2018
37% Hunter Killer (2018) It is bombastic and garish, ridden with clichés, preposterous politics and diplomacy, and frenetic, video game energy. And it so often so unintentionally silly that it's actually kind of a fun watch.‐ Associated Press
Read More | Posted Oct 25, 2018
4/4 93% Wildlife (2018) It's one worth making the trip to the theater for. Wildlife isn't just a great first film, it's a great film.‐ Associated Press
Read More | Posted Oct 17, 2018
96% The Hate U Give (2018) For as naturalistic and real as The Hate U Give is, it goes off the rails just a little bit at the climax to make its grand point... , but there is too much heart here to really nitpick at a little hyperbole.‐ Associated Press
Read More | Posted Oct 11, 2018
69% Beautiful Boy (2018) [It's] beautifully shot, and acted, with compelling and affecting music cues from Neil Young to Radiohead.‐ Associated Press
Read More | Posted Oct 10, 2018
90% A Star Is Born (2018) A Star Is Born, is simply terrific -- a big-scale cinematic delight that will have the masses singing, swooning and sobbing along with it.‐ Associated Press
Read More | Posted Oct 3, 2018
85% The Sisters Brothers (2018) The Sisters Brothers takes a bit of getting used to at the start, but the rewards are worth it.‐ Associated Press
Read More | Posted Sep 27, 2018
70% Hold the Dark (2018) Hold the Dark might have made a compelling book, but the film is one grim and pitiless journey.‐ Associated Press
Read More | Posted Sep 26, 2018
3/4 58% White Boy Rick (2018) McConaughey is so good and emotionally affecting as Richard Sr., in both vulnerable and tough moments, that it might even catch you off guard.‐ Associated Press
Read More | Posted Sep 13, 2018
2/4 10% Peppermint (2018) Peppermint is not some model of equality, it's just violent escapism that happens to have a woman in the lead role.‐ Associated Press
Read More | Posted Sep 7, 2018
2.5/4 65% The Little Stranger (2018) It's just a little underdeveloped. Perhaps in novel form its polite pace and subtle revelations made a certain amount of sense, but the movie is lacking.‐ Associated Press
Read More | Posted Aug 30, 2018
52% Papillon (2018) [It's] a sumptuous-looking but slow-moving prison drama that at times will have you dreaming about an escape of your own.‐ Associated Press
Read More | Posted Aug 22, 2018
23% Mile 22 (2018) For a movie so excited to tell a story about the CIA's most highly-prized and least understood unit, it sure doesn't do much to ensure you leave any more informed than you were when you sat down.‐ Associated Press
Read More | Posted Aug 17, 2018
82% Juliet, Naked (2018) Juliet, Naked has a plot that not only builds but that keeps getting more interesting and more rewarding.‐ Associated Press
Read More | Posted Aug 15, 2018
95% BlacKkKlansman (2018) It is an exhilarating, distressing, funny and profound film, with one of the more memorable film scores in years, from composer Terence Blanchard... It's a Spike Lee joint that is not to be missed. ‐ Associated Press
Read More | Posted Aug 8, 2018
1.5/4 17% The Darkest Minds (2018) About five years and 15 movie dystopias too late to feel the least bit fresh or interesting.‐ Associated Press
Read More | Posted Aug 2, 2018
3/4 81% Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again (2018) It's the kind of movie that feels and sounds like a summer vacation should: Fizzy, lively, low-stakes and soundtracked by ABBA.‐ Associated Press
Read More | Posted Jul 19, 2018
3/4 93% Sorry to Bother You (2018) While it doesn't always work, Riley has clearly held nothing back and after 25+ years of using his voice and unique point of view in the world of hip-hop, this is as audacious an entry into the world of feature filmmaking as one could possibly make.‐ Associated Press
Read More | Posted Jul 2, 2018
3.5/4 100% Leave No Trace (2018) Their journey from here may not be all that surprising, but it's a testament to the actors and director that it remains riveting throughout. ‐ Associated Press
Read More | Posted Jun 26, 2018
3/4 94% Incredibles 2 (2018) It's still fun to watch smart storytellers like [Brad] Bird working within the system and using his platform to self-evaluate or comment on what's going on, even if the conclusion is a little flimsy.‐ Associated Press
Posted Jun 11, 2018
2.5/4 68% Ocean's 8 (2018) While Blanchett and Bullock are predictably solid in their roles and get at least a few memorable moments of worthy banter, it's Hathaway who really steals the film with a wickedly on-point satiric turn a spoiled star.‐ Associated Press
Read More | Posted Jun 5, 2018
2.5/4 48% Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom (2018) "Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom" gets away with its unoriginality for the most part, but this franchise's desperation is starting to show. It's time to evolve or go extinct.‐ Associated Press
Read More | Posted Jun 5, 2018
3/4 53% A Kid Like Jake (2018) "A Kid Like Jake" might not be especially cinematic, but it is profound in its simplicity and truthfulness about what real fights sound like and what real lives look like.‐ Associated Press
Read More | Posted May 30, 2018
2.5/4 70% Solo: A Star Wars Story (2018) "Solo" is a straightforward piece of pulpy entertainment with some very agreeable performances from [Alden] Ehrenreich and [Donald] Glover, who seems to be having the most fun of all the actors...‐ Associated Press
Read More | Posted May 15, 2018
3.5/4 93% First Reformed (2018) "First Reformed" is the kind of film that will stay with you long after the credits.‐ Associated Press
Read More | Posted May 15, 2018
2/4 26% Breaking In (2018) Basically Panic Room in reverse, but less clever and thrilling than that Jodie Foster and Kristen Stewart yarn.‐ Associated Press
Read More | Posted May 10, 2018
1.5/4 24% Overboard (2018) Suffice it to say, you'd be safer to leave this one floating without a life jacket and just renting the '87 one again.‐ Associated Press
Read More | Posted May 4, 2018
3/4 85% Disobedience (2018) It's a film that seems at first to be about one thing, but it transforms into something quite different and the journey is a compelling one.‐ Associated Press
Read More | Posted Apr 25, 2018
2.5/4 72% Kodachrome (2018) The talented actors elevate the thin premise and make it worth watching - especially the end.‐ Associated Press
Read More | Posted Apr 18, 2018
3/4 97% The Rider (2018) [Chloe] Zhao and "The Rider" are the real deal.‐ Associated Press
Read More | Posted Apr 10, 2018
2/4 74% Gemini (2018) Kirke is always watchable and a good presence on screen, but so much about "Gemini" is so contrived that here she looks a little lost in the story at times.‐ Associated Press
Read More | Posted Mar 28, 2018
4/4 89% Isle of Dogs (2018) "Isle of Dogs" is positively littered with his signature banter, and it as quick and wry as ever, without a single hair out of place. ‐ Associated Press
Read More | Posted Mar 21, 2018
2.5/4 51% Tomb Raider (2018) "Tomb Raider" is an often fun and visually compelling action pic, that is also sometimes unintentionally silly, with a great actress leading the whole thing.‐ Associated Press
Read More | Posted Mar 14, 2018
37% Gringo (2018) If only the movie was a better showcase.‐ Associated Press
Read More | Posted Mar 8, 2018
4/4 95% Foxtrot (2018) Watching the Israeli film "Foxtrot " is like watching a dream play out. ‐ Associated Press
Read More | Posted Mar 1, 2018
3/4 84% Game Night (2018) A charismatic ensemble cast, a sharp script and a few well-placed twists make Game Night one of the more enjoyable big studio comedies in recent memory. ‐ Associated Press
Read More | Posted Feb 21, 2018
94% Loveless (Nelyubov) (2018) It's relentlessly cold-hearted that you get the sense that Zhenya and Boris might prefer it if their son doesn't turn up - they are so deeply selfish and resentful of his existence..Loveless is a beautifully shot and elegantly constructed film.‐ Associated Press
Posted Feb 15, 2018
3/4 80% The Party (2018) While it is wickedly funny and deft, this crowd is also not one you'd clamor for the company of for any extended amount of time. But, it is a fun experiment to be a fly on the wall for this bizarre night.‐ Associated Press
Read More | Posted Feb 14, 2018
3/4 94% A Fantastic Woman (Una mujer fantástica) (2018) It's [Daniela] Vega's extraordinary performance, full of grace and depth, that keeps "A Fantastic Woman" in check from becoming something either too campy or too sanctimonious. ‐ Associated Press
Read More | Posted Jan 31, 2018
3/4 88% The Insult (L'insulte) (2018) It's quite a riveting and though-provoking journey, with compelling and nuanced performances all around, and, although it is quite serious, not without moments of levity.‐ Associated Press
Read More | Posted Jan 25, 2018
2.5/4 52% 12 Strong (2018) ... stirring and solid, "12 Strong" is the kind of film that might make you think twice about January releases, and spotlights a riveting story in our recent history that many Americans might not know.‐ Associated Press
Read More | Posted Jan 17, 2018
3.5/4 100% Paddington 2 (2018) ... "Paddington 2" is a total delight.‐ Associated Press
Read More | Posted Jan 11, 2018
2.5/4 71% Hostiles (2018) Bursts of intense violence are punctuated with sometimes tedious blocks of speeches and silence, but "Hostiles," despite its posture of brutal amorality, has a goodness at its core, of understanding and empathy. ‐ Associated Press
Read More | Posted Jan 4, 2018
91% Phantom Thread (2018) Like all of Anderson's efforts, "Phantom Thread" is beautiful and intriguing, but it's also a film that is not unlike its central character: easy to respect and admire, and nearly impossible to fully love.‐ Associated Press
Read More | Posted Dec 27, 2017
2.5/4 76% Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle (2017) "Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle ," is a very sweet, and generally entertaining body swap lark with some nice messages about being, and believing in, yourself.‐ Associated Press
Read More | Posted Dec 15, 2017
88% The Post (2018) ... "The Post" is meat and potatoes Spielberg in the best possible way.‐ Associated Press
Read More | Posted Dec 13, 2017
94% Call Me by Your Name (2018) ... an aesthetic journey that pays off in a stunning third act when the endless summer quickens to light speed and is gone in a flash.‐ Associated Press
Read More | Posted Nov 22, 2017
40% Justice League (2017) Although marginally better than Batman v Superman and Suicide Squad, director Zack Snyder's latest is still a profound mess of maudlin muscles, incoherent action and jaw-droppingly awful CGI. It is big, loud, awful to look at and oh-so-dumb.‐ Associated Press
Read More | Posted Nov 15, 2017