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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
88% First Man (2018) First Man may be about American optimism, ingenuity and the courage of those early astronauts. But, as the film's final shot of Neil and Janet Armstrong shows, it's also about being human, which is why the trip to the moon mattered, then and now.‐ Newport This Week (RI)
Read More | Posted Oct 18, 2018
90% A Star Is Born (2018) Cooper's latest remake of A Star is Born has its high points but, in the end, it's disappointing and unnecessary. Let's hope it is the last version.‐ Newport This Week (RI)
Read More | Posted Oct 11, 2018
86% Colette (2018) This handsome, engaging period drama could be a Masterpiece production, but it's gorgeous on the big screen, which is where it should be seen.‐ Newport This Week (RI)
Read More | Posted Oct 11, 2018
59% White Boy Rick (2018) All of this makes for an absorbing true crime story, but it's a bit muddled...Still, the gritty locales, colorful characters and the energy of the film, even unfocused, make it easy to watch.‐ Newport This Week (RI)
Read More | Posted Sep 28, 2018
78% Fahrenheit 11/9 (2018) It's an incendiary film that is nothing less than a clarion call to save American democracy.‐ Newport This Week (RI)
Read More | Posted Sep 20, 2018
85% The Wife (2018) That [Close] brings such emotional and psychological depth to her character, despite the movie's shortcomings, makes her performance even more remarkable.‐ Newport This Week (RI)
Read More | Posted Sep 6, 2018
99% Eighth Grade (2018) Funny and heartbreaking, and anchored by Fisher, whose performance ranks among the best by a teenager ever, the film makes surviving early adolescence seem heroic, both for the children and for those who love them.‐ Newport This Week (RI)
Read More | Posted Aug 31, 2018
92% Crazy Rich Asians (2018) It doesn't pretend to be anything more than a lighthearted, glitzy crowd-pleaser. That's good and bad...overwrought moments are balanced with better ones, like the family dumpling-making scene where Rachel and Eleanor exchange frosty glances.‐ Newport This Week (RI)
Read More | Posted Aug 23, 2018
95% BlacKkKlansman (2018) Lee keeps the film, and the audience, on its toes. A laugh is followed by a fright or the chill of recognition.‐ Newport This Week (RI)
Read More | Posted Aug 16, 2018
72% Christopher Robin (2018) it's Pooh, voiced by veteran Jim Cummings, who is the film's heart, soul and, yes, brain... It might make you want to go home and rummage through storage for some long-forgotten stuffed teddy.‐ Newport This Week (RI)
Read More | Posted Aug 9, 2018
100% Sammy Davis, Jr.: I've Gotta Be Me (2017) An irresistible look at a legendary life and career, but also an important chronicle of racism in 20th century America.‐ Newport This Week (RI)
Read More | Posted Aug 2, 2018
80% Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again (2018) For all its pop fizz, Here We Go Again has an underlying poignancy that just might break your heart.‐ Newport This Week (RI)
Read More | Posted Jul 27, 2018
97% Mudbound (2017) Mudbound is old-fashioned in the best sense. Its literary fidelity and historical heft offer an unsettling look at the past, while at the same time packing the visceral wallop of the present.‐ Newport This Week (RI)
Read More | Posted Jul 19, 2018
94% Incredibles 2 (2018) The Incredibles 2 provides a joyfully sophisticated escapism and fantasy that both kids and adults will welcome right now.‐ Newport This Week (RI)
Read More | Posted Jul 5, 2018
89% Hereditary (2018) As it builds to a climax, the film takes a wild turn into hell with a bombast that seems unnecessary and undermining. Some viewers may be juiced by something this over-the-top, but I prefer the darker subtlety of a more quiet place.‐ Newport This Week (RI)
Read More | Posted Jun 28, 2018
69% 1776 (1972) It's just one of many sobering moments in a musical that effectively counters lighter moments with gravitas.‐ Newport This Week (RI)
Read More | Posted Jun 28, 2018
89% Boom for Real: The Late Teenage Years of Jean-Michel Basquiat (2018) Driver's film, fortunately, not only preserves it but reminds us of its still-vibrant connection to the present.‐ Newport This Week (RI)
Read More | Posted Jun 21, 2018
67% On Chesil Beach (2018) Ronan cements her status as perhaps the best young actress working today. Her Florence is vibrant and forceful, but there's an ominous hint of something darker.‐ Newport This Week (RI)
Read More | Posted Jun 14, 2018
No Score Yet Vincent Van Gogh: A New Way of Seeing (2015) [Vincent van Gogh: A New Way of Seeing] is a sober, sensitive assessment and straightforward presentation that reminds viewers of van Gogh's humanity and breathtaking art. ‐ Newport This Week (RI)
Read More | Posted Jun 5, 2018
94% RBG (2018) Directors Betsy West and Julie Cohen deliver a saucy portrait of the 84-year-old Ginsburg's life and the trailblazing work that has earned her rock star status.‐ Newport This Week (RI)
Read More | Posted May 17, 2018
97% 1945 (2017) A subtle but powerful look at the recent aftermath of World War II through the eyes of several residents of a small village in Soviet occupied Hungary.‐ Newport This Week (RI)
Read More | Posted May 10, 2018
83% Borg Vs. McEnroe (2018) It may be more pop psychology than gripping drama, sports or otherwise, but the acting is superb and the period recreation, from the color palette to the short-shorts to McEnroe unwinding with his buddies in a disco, is irresistibly spot-on.‐ Newport This Week (RI)
Read More | Posted May 3, 2018
95% A Quiet Place (2018) One can't help think about how bombastic most modern films are and how few have utilized silence to such artful effect as Krasinski and his team do in this taut, spare thriller.‐ Newport This Week (RI)
Read More | Posted Apr 19, 2018
97% Black Panther (2018) Black Panther hits many high notes as a superhero movie, but it also contains a hopeful message about the tribe of humanity.‐ Newport This Week (RI)
Read More | Posted Apr 6, 2018
No Score Yet Exhibition on Screen: Cézanne - Portraits of a Life (2018) But beyond scholarly explanation and artistic evidence, the paintings are the story. Rendered in detail on the big screen, they remain among the most dramatic, stunningly personal and just plain beautiful works that audiences are likely to see anywhere.‐ Newport This Week (RI)
Read More | Posted Mar 23, 2018
99% Faces Places (Visages, villages) (2017) If "Faces Places" is indeed Varda's final film, it's an eloquent grace note to her already rich legacy.‐ Newport This Week (RI)
Read More | Posted Mar 8, 2018
95% Call Me by Your Name (2018) The layered, lovely script is rich with an understanding of life and loss that comes only with age.‐ Newport This Week (RI)
Read More | Posted Feb 22, 2018
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
87% 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
84% 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
57% Murder On The Orient Express (2017) ... Branagh takes us on an elegant, entertaining ride.‐ Newport This Week (RI)
Read More | Posted Dec 13, 2017
65% 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
81% 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
87% 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
95% 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
92% Dunkirk (2017) ... both celebratory and somber.‐ Newport This Week (RI)
Read More | Posted Dec 13, 2017
78% 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
67% 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