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Mara Reinstein

Mara Reinstein
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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
93% The Meyerowitz Stories (New and Selected) (2017) This comedy of neurotic manners is so achingly, universally relatable that is feels like a documentary. ‐
Read More | Posted Oct 12, 2017
2.5/4 86% Marshall (2017) Walk away from the straightforward legal drama and you will learn this towering, influential titular figure . . . was a smooth lawyer in 1940. ‐
Read More | Posted Oct 11, 2017
43% The Mountain Between Us (2017) It works as diverting entertainment. In fact, is it wrong to conclude it's the ideal movie to watch on an airplane? ‐
Read More | Posted Oct 5, 2017
88% Blade Runner 2049 (2017) In terms of a sequel besting the original, Blade Runner 2049 is not a unicorn. But it is a breathtaking, non-comformist achievement. ‐
Read More | Posted Oct 2, 2017
87% American Made (2017) The ever-in-control Tom Cruise veers wildly off course in a lively, brash and ridiculously entertaining biopic. I hope I had you at "wildly."‐
Read More | Posted Sep 26, 2017
50% Kingsman: The Golden Circle (2017) You know an action movie doesn't work when the visual highlight is Elton John sitting at a piano dressed like an overstuffed turkey.‐
Read More | Posted Sep 19, 2017
68% mother! (2017) It's a true mind-melting wowza that rivets from the first seemingly innocent moment to the last dagger into the bleeding heart. (That's a metaphor. Maybe.) ‐
Read More | Posted Sep 11, 2017
94% Molly's Game (2017) Jessica Chastain tears into the rich material with the ferociousness of a starving wolf.‐
Read More | Posted Sep 9, 2017
41% Suburbicon (2017) Just because a period movie screams "still so socially and politically relevant!" doesn't make it a riveting must-see. ‐
Read More | Posted Sep 9, 2017
85% It (2017) It's a riveting coming-of-age yarn that centers on the horrors of being an adolescent. Irrational fears are shining bright. But loyal friends that stand by you can make all that the misery more tolerable.‐
Read More | Posted Sep 6, 2017
30% Home Again (2017) Thinly drawn characters drift through a preposterous story in a Nancy Meyers production. Plus, the kitchen isn't even all that! ‐
Read More | Posted Sep 5, 2017
84% Battle of the Sexes (2017) Billy Jean King wins. Not just the 1973 Battle of the Sexes tennis match against Bobby Riggs, but the hugely entertaining and inspiring movie of the same name. It's all aces. ‐
Read More | Posted Sep 5, 2017
93% Logan Lucky (2017) Four years after his self-imposed retirement, maverick director Steven Soderbergh takes the easy way out. Or, rather, back in. ‐
Read More | Posted Aug 14, 2017
86% Ingrid Goes West (2017) This brutally sharp satire that skewers celebrity in the social media age cuts deep. ‐
Read More | Posted Aug 10, 2017
89% Good Time (2017) In an electrifying performance, Robert Pattinson finally shows that he has range beyond that of a brooding, sleepy-eyed vampire. ‐
Read More | Posted Aug 8, 2017
49% The Glass Castle (2017) Instead of a triumphant tale about perseverance, we get a glossed-over love letter to the joys of quirky hippie-dippy parenting.‐
Read More | Posted Aug 7, 2017
15% The Dark Tower (2017) Between his GQ appearance and drawling psychobabble, Matthew McConaughey plays the villain as if he's filming an extended version of a Lincoln commercial. ‐
Read More | Posted Aug 3, 2017
87% Wind River (2017) How nice to see Avengers Jeremy Renner and Elizabeth Olsen working together and acting heroically without all those wonderful toys.‐
Read More | Posted Aug 1, 2017
10% The Emoji Movie (2017) Excuse me while I scan my phone for the vomit emoji. ‐
Read More | Posted Jul 27, 2017
82% Detroit (2017) The scenes are powerful; the characters are powerless. The result is a sense of utter claustrophobia and dread. ‐
Read More | Posted Jul 27, 2017
89% Girls Trip (2017) A potent mix of crass, sass, and (whoa) class.‐
Read More | Posted Jul 19, 2017
92% Dunkirk (2017) The rush of cold open water leaves you shivering. A nosediving fighter plane causes you to gasp for air. An explosion makes you want to duck for cover. All that and . . . Harry Styles?! ‐
Read More | Posted Jul 17, 2017
93% War for the Planet of the Apes (2017) The trilogy's intense yet introspective last chapter is engulfed in a heart of darkness. ‐
Read More | Posted Jul 10, 2017
16% The House (2017) This is the reason why people rave about the golden age of television. ‐
Read More | Posted Jun 30, 2017
92% Spider-Man: Homecoming (2017) It's a near-miracle that six screenwriters were able to pool their talents and craft such a winsome, witty story. ‐
Read More | Posted Jun 29, 2017
2.5/4 60% Despicable Me 3 (2017) Explain again why this madcap franchise is a cultural phenomenon worth a zillion dollars?‐
Read More | Posted Jun 28, 2017
78% The Beguiled (2017) To quote the title of Roxy Music's New Wave hit that Coppola brilliantly employed in Lost in Translation, I expected more than this. More darkness. More suspense. More oomph.‐
Read More | Posted Jun 22, 2017
98% The Big Sick (2017) It's a winning and genuinely funny rom-com that proves there's more than one way to a heart-swelling happily ever after. Call it The Big Crowd Pleaser.‐
Read More | Posted Jun 19, 2017
46% Rough Night (2017) By the 28th penis gag, audiences might be itching to exit this party early. The sober audiences, anyway.‐
Read More | Posted Jun 14, 2017
2.5/4 36% Snatched (2017) Bickering, bonding, bickering, bonding. This is really the best comedy vehicle Amy Schumer and Goldie Hawn could find? ‐
Read More | Posted May 30, 2017
19% Baywatch (2017) What a wasted chance at, ahem, a bouncy start of the summer movie season.‐
Read More | Posted May 30, 2017
92% Wonder Woman (2017) For all of Wonder Woman's nifty weapons, the one that proves most indispensable is her chemistry with Chris Pine's ultra-charismatic American spy Steve Trevor.‐
Read More | Posted May 30, 2017
2.5/4 82% Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 (2017) For the sequel, writer-director James Gunn has doubled down on all his once-nifty novelties. Strip them away and what remains is a bloated semi-mess. ‐ Us Weekly
Read More | Posted Apr 24, 2017
2.5/4 66% The Fate of the Furious (2017) Buckle up knowing that this once-gritty franchise has officially reached the point of no return. ‐ Us Weekly
Read More | Posted Apr 12, 2017
87% The Lost City of Z (2017) There's something glorious about Spider-Man, Edward Cullen and a would-be Christian Grey coming together in a highbrow drama.‐ Us Weekly
Read More | Posted Mar 20, 2017
71% Beauty and the Beast (2017) When Emma Watson walks down the staircase in that iconic yellow ball gown, it's as true (and goose bump-inducing) as it can be. ‐ Us Weekly
Read More | Posted Mar 8, 2017
76% Kong: Skull Island (2017) This ferocious beast is the reason CGI was created!‐ Us Weekly
Read More | Posted Mar 7, 2017
2.5/4 93% Logan (2017) Just because a comic book flick takes the dirt road less traveled doesn't mean it's a cinematic work of art.‐ Us Weekly
Read More | Posted Feb 28, 2017
99% Get Out (2017) Only a master satirist like Jordan Peele could take audiences on an insane thrill ride and make us all think about racial stereotyping along the way. ‐ Us Weekly
Read More | Posted Feb 21, 2017
10% Fifty Shades Darker (2017) You will most definitely care more about Anastasia Steele's red lipstick shade than her tortured romance with cold billionaire Christian Grey.‐ Us Weekly
Read More | Posted Feb 9, 2017
91% The Lego Batman Movie (2017) Everything is still awesome in the irreverent Lego Movie universe!!! All right, maybe not everything. But enough things. ‐ Us Weekly
Read More | Posted Feb 7, 2017
30% Passengers (2016) In space, no one can hear you flirt.‐ Us Weekly
Read More | Posted Dec 19, 2016
14% Collateral Beauty (2016) Somewhere in a forest, a maple tree wants all its sap back.‐ Us Weekly
Read More | Posted Dec 16, 2016
3/4 85% Rogue One: A Star Wars Story (2016) Hard-core fans who thought Episode VII was a dumbed-down rehash will bask in an action-packed film that refuses to spoon-feed information. Mind you, that's the same reason why the casual fan will be disengaged.‐ Us Weekly
Read More | Posted Dec 13, 2016
92% 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
Read More | Posted Nov 30, 2016
88% 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
Read More | 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
Read More | Posted Nov 22, 2016
95% 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
Read More | Posted Nov 22, 2016
95% 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
Read More | Posted Nov 22, 2016
73% Nocturnal Animals (2016) Designer turned director Tom Ford uses his gift for striking visuals to create a must-see.‐ Us Weekly
Read More | Posted Nov 22, 2016