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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
100% 2018 Oscar Nominated Shorts - Animation (2018) ... a lot of artistry and emotion in a small package.‐ Newport This Week (RI)
Read More | Posted Feb 15, 2018
100% 2018 Oscar Nominated Shorts - Live Action (2018) All five contenders in the live action category are strong enough to win the Oscar.‐ Newport This Week (RI)
Read More | Posted Feb 15, 2018
90% I, Tonya (2018) Surprisingly, "I, Tonya" works so well because writer Steve Rogers and director Craig Gillespie establish a winking, ironic, darkly devilish tone from the opening scene and never let go.‐ Newport This Week (RI)
Read More | Posted Feb 8, 2018
88% The Post (2018) Historical drama with a human touch and social relevance is right in director Steven Spielberg's sweet spot, as he showed with "Lincoln."‐ Newport This Week (RI)
Read More | Posted Feb 1, 2018
91% Phantom Thread (2018) It's Alma and Cyril that make "Phantom Thread" so engrossing.‐ Newport This Week (RI)
Read More | Posted Jan 25, 2018
92% The Shape of Water (2017) Without being obvious about it, "The Shape of Water" is a moving fable about outsiders and tolerance, about seeing beyond differences and finding connection; it is a soaring, magical joyride that gives new life to a tale as old as time.‐ Newport This Week (RI)
Read More | Posted Jan 10, 2018
86% Darkest Hour (2017) It's a stirring portrait of real political leadership that makes Darkest Hour not just a lively slice of history, but also relevant for today.‐ Newport This Week (RI)
Read More | Posted Dec 21, 2017
96% The Florida Project (2017) Heartbreaking and humane, "The Florida Project" is one of most stirring movies you'll see this year.‐ Newport This Week (RI)
Read More | Posted Dec 18, 2017
58% Murder On The Orient Express (2017) ... Branagh takes us on an elegant, entertaining ride.‐ Newport This Week (RI)
Read More | Posted Dec 13, 2017
66% Victoria & Abdul (2017) Dench, who will likely earn another Oscar nomination for playing the same character, is flat-out terrific in conveying Victoria's complex mix of sadness, loneliness and the glee she feels by simply doing as she pleases.‐ Newport This Week (RI)
Read More | Posted Dec 13, 2017
64% Chappaquiddick (2018) ... it's like a made-for-Lifetime network melodrama and little more, despite solid performances, particularly from Jason Clarke as Kennedy and Ed Helms as cousin and "fixer" Joe Gargan.‐ Newport This Week (RI)
Read More | Posted Dec 13, 2017
88% Only the Brave (2017) "Only the Brave" is a rare action film that relies on restraint and gives us heroes not from comic books but from real life.‐ Newport This Week (RI)
Read More | Posted Dec 13, 2017
97% Coco (2017) The film's message of cherishing our elders rather than our idols is a poignant one for adults as well as kids.‐ Newport This Week (RI)
Read More | Posted Dec 13, 2017
50% The Glass Castle (2017) Walls's story, so fresh and vivid in her memoir, is perfectly watchable on screen, but not riveting.‐ Newport This Week (RI)
Read More | Posted Dec 13, 2017
97% Bombshell: The Hedy Lamarr Story (2017) "Bombshell" finally gives us the complete picture of this complex woman. It is as eye-opening as it is bittersweet.‐ Newport This Week (RI)
Read More | Posted Dec 13, 2017
87% Wind River (2017) The disenfranchised and the victims, even in this modest, watchable mystery-thriller, deserve to be the heroes of their own stories.‐ Newport This Week (RI)
Read More | Posted Dec 13, 2017
93% Dunkirk (2017) ... both celebratory and somber.‐ Newport This Week (RI)
Read More | Posted Dec 13, 2017
77% Atomic Blonde (2017) Theron owns "Atomic Blonde."‐ Newport This Week (RI)
Read More | Posted Dec 13, 2017
45% Paris Can Wait (Bonjour Anne) (2017) One might expect something more robust than "Paris Can Wait" ultimately brings to the table.‐ Newport This Week (RI)
Read More | Posted Dec 13, 2017
74% Beatriz at Dinner (2017) "Beatriz at Dinner" offers no satisfying resolution for the chasm between those who consume and those who serve, or between the small and the self-important. It's a sobering downer.‐ Newport This Week (RI)
Read More | Posted Dec 13, 2017
93% Baby Driver (2017) It's actually a drive-in movie made with art house élan.‐ Newport This Week (RI)
Read More | Posted Dec 13, 2017
63% Manolo, The Boy Who Made Shoes For Lizards (2017) "Manolo" is a portrait of a singular creative genius who, thankfully, found a way to share his artistry with the world.‐ Newport This Week (RI)
Read More | Posted Dec 13, 2017
89% Maudie (2017) In this film Maud is resilient, but Hawkins conveys this in subtle ways as Maud's creativity flourishes and her confidence grows.‐ Newport This Week (RI)
Read More | Posted Dec 13, 2017
84% Detroit (2017) "Detroit" is the rare film that scalds the heart and brain so intensely that the viewer immediately wants to talk with someone, anyone, about it. That may be its greatest power of all.‐ Newport This Week (RI)
Read More | Posted Dec 13, 2017
89% Norman (Norman: The Moderate Rise and Tragic Fall of a New York Fixer) (2017) "Norman" stays with you, thanks to Gere's empathetic embodiment of a "wanna-be" who is just a footnote in the lives of others.‐ Newport This Week (RI)
Read More | Posted Dec 13, 2017
90% Their Finest (2017) "Their Finest" is a crowd-pleasing paean to making and watching movies.‐ Newport This Week (RI)
Read More | Posted Dec 13, 2017
86% The Lovers (2017) Writer/director Azazel Jacobs leaves a lot for the audience to conjure, which isn't a bad thing.‐ Newport This Week (RI)
Read More | Posted Dec 13, 2017
97% Menashe (2017) ... the film's naturalistic performances recall the great films of Italian neorealism and pioneering indie directors like John Cassavetes.‐ Newport This Week (RI)
Read More | Posted Dec 13, 2017
85% It (2017) There's nothing really new or unexpected.‐ Newport This Week (RI)
Read More | Posted Dec 13, 2017
82% The Trip to Spain (2017) Coogan and Brydon prefer to riff on easy targets instead of ruminating on the harder ones.‐ Newport This Week (RI)
Read More | Posted Dec 13, 2017
98% The Big Sick (2017) With its honesty and adroit mix of drama and dark humor, "The Big Sick" breathes new life into the commercial contemporary romantic comedy. It's a genuine crowd-pleaser with substance.‐ Newport This Week (RI)
Read More | Posted Dec 13, 2017
87% Blade Runner 2049 (2017) "Blade Runner 2049," like most sequels, feels hollow compared with the original. That said, it's still visually masterful and worth watching.‐ Newport This Week (RI)
Read More | Posted Dec 13, 2017
99% Lady Bird (2017) It's easily one of the freshest, sharpest and most enjoyable films of this year.‐ Newport This Week (RI)
Read More | Posted Dec 13, 2017
92% Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri (2017) Mildred may be a literal and figurative flame-thrower, but out of senseless violence and righteous revenge emerges an empathy that hints at redemption.‐ Newport This Week (RI)
Read More | Posted Dec 13, 2017
74% The Outrageous Sophie Tucker (2015) The Outrageous Sophie Tucker is rich with such tall tales and juicy nuggets, befitting a larger-than-life icon.‐ Boston Globe
Read More | Posted Jul 23, 2015
2/4 67% The 100-Year-Old Man Who Climbed Out the Window and Disappeared (2015) It's never explained what Allan's mental state is, other than lovable geriatric rascal-itis, an irritating trope that hardly constitutes a certifiable condition.‐ Boston Globe
Read More | Posted Jun 25, 2015
3% Deuces Wild (2002) Maybe if the movie had left all the expensive period artifacts, and most of the hackneyed script, on the street corner and let its capable young cast loose, Deuces Wild would have offered the audience a more interesting game.‐ Chicago Tribune
Posted Jul 24, 2014
2/4 56% The Purge: Anarchy (2014) The film wants to have it both ways: It mixes sanctimonious commentary about violence and socioeconomic claptrap with grand depictions of violent assaults and terror on cue.‐ Boston Globe
Read More | Posted Jul 17, 2014
3/4 81% If You Build It (2014) The film is about innovation inside and outside the classroom and the transformative power of good teaching.‐ Boston Globe
Read More | Posted Feb 27, 2014
1/4 50% Wrong Cops (2013) No doubt a labor of love, the result is just plain laborious for the audience.‐ Boston Globe
Read More | Posted Jan 9, 2014
2.5/4 73% Free The Mind (2013) Davidson's compilation of seemingly immeasurable data is interesting, as is the doctor himself.‐ Boston Globe
Read More | Posted Oct 10, 2013
3/4 82% Prince Avalanche (2013) The performances and ghostly, melancholic atmosphere make it satisfying twist on the male buddy film.‐ Boston Globe
Read More | Posted Aug 15, 2013
2/4 13% The Smurfs 2 (2013) That the mushroom- dwelling blue creatures still manage to be endearing even in their second big-screen extravaganza (in 3-D, no less) is about the best that can be said of "Smurfs 2."‐ Boston Globe
Read More | Posted Jul 31, 2013
2.5/4 67% One Track Heart: The Story of Krishna Das (2013) An engaging look at the era of enlightenment-seeking when young, shaggy-haired Americans experimented with LSD and traveled to India seeking answers.‐ Boston Globe
Read More | Posted May 30, 2013
2/4 77% Venus And Serena (2013) Does the film pull back the curtain on who they are and what drives them? Not so much.‐ Boston Globe
Read More | Posted May 24, 2013
2.5/4 64% Nicky's Family (2013) A good, if not great, introduction. ‐ Boston Globe
Read More | Posted May 16, 2013
3/4 89% Hava Nagila: The Movie (2013) An entertaining examination of the "kitschy and profound" song's cultural and historical origins.‐ Boston Globe
Read More | Posted Apr 25, 2013
3.5/4 65% A Fierce Green Fire (2013) Comprehensively tackles a sprawling subject and keeps things loose and lively.‐ Boston Globe
Read More | Posted Apr 18, 2013
3/4 81% De jueves a domingo (Thursday Till Sunday) (2012) The naturalistic acting is uniformly good, but Ahumada is most memorable. Fresh-faced, wise, and sensitive, she is the antithesis of the manufactured precocious adolescent in Hollywood films.‐ Boston Globe
Read More | Posted Mar 14, 2013
3/4 No Score Yet La Sirga (2012) Arias is a compelling screen presence, even in the film's near-documentary style.‐ Boston Globe
Read More | Posted Mar 14, 2013