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Mara Reinstein

Mara Reinstein
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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
96%

La La Land (2016)

"A gorgeous homage to the golden age of Hollywood musicals in the 1950s, the film has the power to make audiences laugh, weep and feel as if they can float on air." ‐Us Weekly
Posted Nov 30, 2016
87%

Jackie (2016)

"Natalie Portman depicts the former First Lady not as an enigmatic glamour icon, but as a flesh-and-blood woman grieving her husband - as well the end of her fairy-tale Camelot life." ‐Us Weekly
Posted Nov 28, 2016
98%

Moonlight (2016)

"The indie drama touches on themes of race, sexuality and isolation in ways that are rarely depicted in cinema." ‐Us Weekly
Posted Nov 22, 2016
94%

The Edge of Seventeen (2016)

"Thanks to its edgy sense of humor and achingly accurate poignancy, the flick will touch a nerve with anyone who has ever had to ride that tidal wave of teenage angst. By the way, that's everybody." ‐Us Weekly
Posted Nov 22, 2016
97%

Manchester by the Sea (2016)

"It's a masterful, all-American tale that delves deep into the black hole of grief. At times, it can all be emotionally overwhelming - but isn't that a characteristic of a great movie?" ‐Us Weekly
Posted Nov 22, 2016
72%

Nocturnal Animals (2016)

"Designer turned director Tom Ford uses his gift for striking visuals to create a must-see." ‐Us Weekly
Posted Nov 22, 2016
82%

Lion (2016)

"Ditch the cynicism; take the Kleenex." ‐Us Weekly
Posted Nov 22, 2016
60%

Allied (2016)

"Brad Pitt and Marion Cotillard's unbridled passion drives this satisfying period piece." ‐Us Weekly
Posted Nov 22, 2016
96%

Moana (2016)

"For holiday family entertainment, it does not get better than a fantastically lush Disney musical. " ‐Us Weekly
Posted Nov 22, 2016
3/4 74%

Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them (2016)

"Rowling, who wrote the screenplay, has layered a sophisticated and surprisingly dark origin story that will appeal more to grownups than the younger set." ‐Us Weekly
Posted Nov 13, 2016
45%

Billy Lynn's Long Halftime Walk (2016)

"Every person who puts on the special glasses will be able to see that expensive effects can't cover for clunky dialogue and a story more tired than a college student with mono. " ‐Us Weekly
Posted Nov 8, 2016
93%

Arrival (2016)

"The sci-fi thriller not only subverts expectations in brilliant ways, it explores deeply felt themes of life, loss and love. In other words, it's light-years away from Independence Day 3. " ‐Us Weekly
Posted Nov 8, 2016
2.5/4 91%

Doctor Strange (2016)

"Nobody is having much fun here. Well, except for Doctor Strange's devilish Cloak of Levitation. " ‐Us Weekly
Posted Nov 2, 2016
2.5/4 51%

The Accountant (2016)

"Hold the audit: The thriller ever-so-slightly succeeds because it has the smarts to bask in its own ridiculousness. " ‐Us Weekly
Posted Oct 13, 2016
43%

The Girl on the Train (2016)

"The real mystery: How did a spine-tingling bestseller turn into a plodding Lifetime-esque melodrama that's devoid of suspense? " ‐Us Weekly
Posted Oct 3, 2016
84%

Deepwater Horizon (2016)

"Peter Berg directs the action onboard the fiery rig with a tense urgency. After all, these workers can't just run out of a building into fresh air or pull over on the side of the road. " ‐Us Weekly
Posted Sep 28, 2016
63%

The Magnificent Seven (2016)

"The remake of the 1960 classic Western moseys along at the pace of a long-in-the-tooth horse." ‐Us Weekly
Posted Sep 21, 2016
77%

Bridget Jones's Baby (2016)

"Who's the daddy? Who cares! What's really important is that after a 12-year absence from the big screen, the lovably flawed singleton remains true to herself." ‐Us Weekly
Posted Sep 15, 2016
2.5/4 77%

Goat (2016)

"The film's one fresh angle - the relationship between Brad and Brett - is relegated to the B-side during the debauchery." ‐Us Weekly
Posted Sep 13, 2016
2.5/4 85%

Sully (2016)

"Watching that airplane land on the Hudson River is a heart-stopping wonder. But the entire ordeal lasted just 208 seconds. The movie is 96 minutes. " ‐Us Weekly
Posted Sep 6, 2016
2.5/4 59%

War Dogs (2016)

"Even if you're not aware of this real-life story, you'll recognize the well-worn narrative of dudes who hustle their way to the top - only to see it all fall apart in spectacular fashion." ‐Us Weekly
Posted Aug 17, 2016
99%

Don't Think Twice (2016)

"The most biting comedy of the summer has nothing to do with talking pets." ‐Us Weekly
Posted Aug 11, 2016
82%

Captain Fantastic (2016)

"He bears the nickname of a comic book hero, the brains of a scholar, the soul of a rebel. And his story is a richly rewarding film experience. " ‐Us Weekly
Posted Aug 11, 2016
96%

Gleason (2016)

"You don't need to know Steve Gleason's name to be enraptured by his extraordinary story." ‐Us Weekly
Posted Aug 11, 2016
87%

Florence Foster Jenkins (2016)

"Guess who's headed for another Oscar nomination. " ‐Us Weekly
Posted Aug 11, 2016
98%

Hell or High Water (2016)

"The tension and anger in this neo-Western practically radiate off the screen." ‐Us Weekly
Posted Aug 11, 2016
26%

Suicide Squad (2016)

"David Ayer's flash-and-dash directing style makes it a challenge to follow the story, not to mention a chore to process the onslaught of violence. " ‐Us Weekly
Posted Aug 2, 2016
59%

Bad Moms (2016)

"The raunchy comedy is the equivalent of drinking a poolside margarita while the kids are at camp. It's a load of empty calories -- but, boy, does it go down easy. " ‐Us Weekly
Posted Jul 28, 2016
84%

Star Trek Beyond (2016)

"It's freewheeling enough to entertain a casual moviegoer - and faithful enough to satisfy a Comic-Con nerd. " ‐Us Weekly
Posted Jul 20, 2016
2.5/4 73%

Ghostbusters (2016)

"The talented stars are not to blame for a pointless, harmless and mildly funny remake that will leave most moviegoers shrugging their shoulders and musing, "well, at least it's better than Ghostbusters 2." " ‐Us Weekly
Posted Jul 11, 2016
36%

Mike and Dave Need Wedding Dates (2016)

"Zac Efron's goofy comedic chops have become even more defined than his abs." ‐Us Weekly
Posted Jul 6, 2016
35%

The Legend of Tarzan (2016)

"The drama is so dreadful that you will root for the apes to eat the evil humans just so it will end faster." ‐Us Weekly
Posted Jun 29, 2016
94%

Finding Dory (2016)

"Sometimes it takes a plucky animated fish to illustrate the benefits of thinking on your fins (er, feet). Now that's a lesson worth retaining. " ‐Us Weekly
Posted Jun 15, 2016
58%

Me Before You (2016)

"The fault is not in our stars. In breakout performances, Emilia Clarke and Sam Claflin are magnetic as soulmates doomed by a Dire Medical Prognosis." ‐Us Weekly
Posted Jun 1, 2016
48%

X-Men: Apocalypse (2016)

"Don't bother unless you have a deep emotional investment in the history of Professor X's hair loss and Jean Grey's skills set. " ‐Us Weekly
Posted May 24, 2016
92%

The Nice Guys (2016)

"You won't see Captain America and Iron Man squaring off at an airport, but you do get Russell Crowe breaking Ryan Gosling's arm and then cheerfully downing a Yoo-hoo." ‐Us Weekly
Posted May 20, 2016
2.5/4 58%

Money Monster (2016)

"No matter how many times Jack O'Connell waves his gun in the air and threatens to detonate the place with a bomb, you never truly believe anyone's life is in danger." ‐Us Weekly
Posted May 19, 2016
90%

Captain America: Civil War (2016)

"It's a rollicking and action-packed extravaganza in which every superhero has a moment to shine. " ‐Us Weekly
Posted May 3, 2016
17%

The Huntsman: Winter's War (2016)

"Charlize Theron is offscreen for a full hour, presumably reading better scripts. " ‐Us Weekly
Posted Apr 20, 2016
94%

The Jungle Book (2016)

"A dazzling, charming and utterly immersive 3-D experience, it's sure to capture the imagination of moviegoers of all ages. " ‐Us Weekly
Posted Apr 13, 2016
23%

The Boss (2016)

"The gifted Melissa McCarthy has spent the bulk of her post-Bridesmaids career elevating so-so material. Add this raunchy comedy to the pile of mediocrity. " ‐Us Weekly
Posted Apr 6, 2016
2/4 27%

Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice (2016)

"A popcorn film - and this is a popcorn film - should never feel like Sunday night homework." ‐Us Weekly
Posted Mar 23, 2016
29%

My Big Fat Greek Wedding 2 (2016)

"All the plots are blah sitcom material, at best - and there's a reason why Vardalos' CBS spinoff, My Big Fat Greek Life, lasted all of seven episodes back in 2003. " ‐Us Weekly
Posted Mar 22, 2016
12%

The Divergent Series: Allegiant (2016)

"Let's be Candor: This franchise is tumbling downhill at an alarming speed." ‐Us Weekly
Posted Mar 17, 2016
90%

10 Cloverfield Lane (2016)

"For the love of Google, don't scour the web for third-act spoilers. Just know that an old-fashioned scary movie can still make you squirm, laugh and gasp for air. " ‐Us Weekly
Posted Mar 9, 2016
2.5/4 68%

Whiskey Tango Foxtrot (2016)

"In her most impressive role to date, Tina Fey plays a journalist in the throes of an identity crisis. Alas, her movie has one too. " ‐Us Weekly
Posted Mar 2, 2016
48%

How To Be Single (2016)

"It's OK to go and enjoy this sugar-coated Girls Night Out flick. But don't be surprised if you're just not that into it. " ‐Us Weekly
Posted Feb 11, 2016
23%

Zoolander 2 (2016)

"Ben Stiller's follow-up to his 2001 mini-classic is ridiculously funny. Stupid and unnecessary ... but funny. " ‐Us Weekly
Posted Feb 10, 2016
85%

Hail, Caesar! (2016)

"George Clooney, Scarlett Johansson, Josh Brolin, Jonah Hill, Ralph Fiennes and Channing Tatum must really, really, really, really, really, really love working with writer-directors Joel and Ethan Coen. " ‐Us Weekly
Posted Feb 3, 2016
60%

Joy (2015)

"Two years after Jennifer Lawrence appeared in David O. Russell's American Hustle, she gets to show some. " ‐Us Weekly
Posted Dec 28, 2015
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