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Mara Reinstein
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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
54% Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom (2018) All the heart-thumping familiarity should thrill longtime fans of this epic franchise - and frustrate anyone looking for a dynamic (dino-mic?) shakeup.‐ Us Weekly
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2.5/4 55% Tag (2018) A sufficiently amusing comedy that falls on the right side of silly. Emphasis on falls. ‐ Us Weekly
Read More | Posted Jun 14, 2018
3/4 94% Incredibles 2 (2018) Their adventures are timeless. And this one is worth the incredibly long wait.‐ Us Weekly
Read More | Posted Jun 11, 2018
99% Won't You Be My Neighbor? (2018) It's a beautiful day in the neighborhood when a wonderful, life-affirming documentary about Mr. Rogers comes around. Won't you go see it? ‐ Us Weekly
Read More | Posted Jun 6, 2018
90% Hereditary (2018) So terrifying that I wanted to hide under a blankie during the screening. ‐ Us Weekly
Read More | Posted Jun 6, 2018
86% American Animals (2018) A stylish and engaging caper. ‐ Us Weekly
Read More | Posted Jun 6, 2018
67% Ocean's 8 (2018) A gaggle of stars saunter their way through lighthearted, velvet-lined shenanigans. But, rather fittingly, the movie only delivers three-quarters of the Ocean's Eleven panache.‐ Us Weekly
Read More | Posted Jun 6, 2018
3/4 70% Adrift (2018) While it doesn't exactly make a big splash, this entry appeals as a pure, noble and thrilling true-life adventure.‐ Us Weekly
Read More | Posted Jun 1, 2018
53% Book Club (2018) Somewhere, the great Nancy Meyers is banging the pots in her spacious kitchen out of frustration.‐ Us Weekly
Read More | Posted May 18, 2018
71% Solo: A Star Wars Story (2018) No doubt Harrison Ford's Han Solo would casually dismiss this adequately fun origin story with a wink and a wry smile.‐ Us Weekly
Read More | Posted May 15, 2018
82% Deadpool 2 (2018) In two years, Deadpool has gone from the scrappy class clown to the annoying wiseass in the back of the room spewing crude insults to amuse himself.‐ Us Weekly
Read More | Posted May 14, 2018
2.5/4 38% Life of the Party (2018) The sweet comedy has its heart in the right place. But Melissa McCarthy's fans know she is better than an extended sitcom that plays like a rerun.‐ Us Weekly
Read More | Posted May 10, 2018
29% Overboard (2018) This clumsy remake is Reason No. 1 why some 1980s relics should remain locked in the vault along with Aqua-Net hairspray and Lee Press On Nails.‐ Us Weekly
Read More | Posted May 3, 2018
87% Tully (2018) Charlize Theron was destined to specialize in bruising comedy.‐ Us Weekly
Read More | Posted May 2, 2018
3/4 83% Avengers: Infinity War (2018) Welcome to the ultimate superhero extravaganza.‐ Us Weekly
Read More | Posted Apr 24, 2018
2/4 33% I Feel Pretty (2018) The comedy rarely addresses 2018 image issues in an intelligent or self-knowing way. Instead, it sticks to the basics, such as the revelation that beautiful women have boyfriend problems too. ‐ Us Weekly
Read More | Posted Apr 18, 2018
14% Blumhouse's Truth or Dare (2018) As a scary movie, Truth or Dare is about as frightening as a slip on a banana peel.‐ Us Weekly
Read More | Posted Apr 12, 2018
2/4 52% Rampage (2018) No animals were harmed during the making of this film. Humans that sit through it, however, may suffer from destruction-porn fatigue, bouts of confusion and frustration, and a mild case of the giggles. ‐ Us Weekly
Read More | Posted Apr 11, 2018
2.5/4 77% Beirut (2018) Beirut is not a deft character study. It's not a heart-pumping, thrill-a-second action flick either. It languishes somewhere in the middle, making it a mildly frustrating viewing experience. ‐ Us Weekly
Read More | Posted Apr 10, 2018
3.5/4 95% A Quiet Place (2018) See enough scary movies and you start to anticipate when to cover your eyes. What makes A Quiet Place such a terrifying entry in the genre is that you need to know when to cover your ears. ‐ Us Weekly
Read More | Posted Apr 4, 2018
83% Blockers (2018) Teen sex is a complicated issue, darn it, and the movie's whiplash-like uncertainty in tone proves the point. At least it has well-meaning fun along the way.‐ Us Weekly
Read More | Posted Apr 2, 2018
3/4 73% Ready Player One (2018) Despite some sensory overload, there's no denying Steven Spielberg is a master at crafting mind-blowing action sequences. Might as well jump to it. ‐ Us Weekly
Read More | Posted Mar 26, 2018
2/4 17% Midnight Sun (2018) Save your money and your tissues.‐ Us Weekly
Read More | Posted Mar 23, 2018
2.5/4 48% Tomb Raider (2018) Part II needs to switch gears and hone in all the crowd-pleasing thrills that come with an A-level adventure franchise. Think Raiders of the Lost Ark. The Marvel movies. Jumanji. Otherwise, the film should stay buried.‐ Us Weekly
Read More | Posted Mar 14, 2018
92% Love, Simon (2018) How refreshing to see a teen boy on a big screen that's not a sleepy-eyed, monosyllabic jerk just hoping to get laid.‐ Us Weekly
Read More | Posted Mar 13, 2018
39% A Wrinkle in Time (2018) Director Ava DuVernay takes a classic story and, in a terribly misguided decision, spins it in 2018 wash cycle. The intentions are good; the results are disappointing. ‐ Us Weekly
Read More | Posted Mar 7, 2018
2.5/4 47% Red Sparrow (2018) Jennifer Lawrence and Joel Edgerton's chemistry is colder than Moscow in January.‐ Us Weekly
Read More | Posted Feb 26, 2018
87% Annihilation (2018) Several months from now, you'll still be thinking about that unsettling closing image. Wow. ‐ Us Weekly
Read More | Posted Feb 22, 2018
3/4 83% Game Night (2018) Snappily paced and cleverly plotted, Game Night is the rare farce that exceeds low-ish expectations. ‐ Us Weekly
Read More | Posted Feb 21, 2018
3/4 97% Black Panther (2018) Ryan Coogler has eschewed the familiar Marvel glut of smug in-jokes and mind-numbing CGI explosions to create a visually dazzling work of art. ‐ Us Weekly
Read More | Posted Feb 12, 2018
13% Fifty Shades Freed (2018) Just turn off your brain and submit. ‐ Us Weekly
Read More | Posted Feb 8, 2018
41% Maze Runner: The Death Cure (2018) Though set in a post-apocalyptic universe, this uneven and unwieldy Maze Runner finale reeks of 2012. ‐ Us Weekly
Read More | Posted Jan 18, 2018
2.5/4 87% The Post (2018) The roll-up-the-sleeves-and-dig-in attitude is a joy to watch; the multitude of self-righteous monologues are anything but.‐ Us Weekly
Read More | Posted Jan 8, 2018
51% Downsizing (2017) Co-writer and director Alexander Payne takes an intriguing premise and inexplicably flushes it down the toilet. ‐ Us Weekly
Read More | Posted Dec 21, 2017
56% The Greatest Showman (2017) The Greatest Showman's performances are of the blustery jazz hands variety. Not the musical type? Out of luck. The narrative is peanuts.‐ Us Weekly
Read More | Posted Dec 20, 2017
32% Pitch Perfect 3 (2017) The Bellas' musical journey has been stretched into a thin whimper. ‐ Us Weekly
Read More | Posted Dec 19, 2017
76% Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle (2017) A big-budget follow-up that doesn't unreel like a lazy money grab is a victory in of itself. Everybody wins this game.‐ Us Weekly
Read More | Posted Dec 18, 2017
91% Star Wars: The Last Jedi (2017) The Last Jedi at its heart is a love letter to a childhood. From Luke's sly wink to an old friend to General Leia's leadership, the familiar heroes dominate the screen, earn the biggest applause and serve as a compass to the next generation.‐ Us Weekly
Read More | Posted Dec 12, 2017
89% I, Tonya (2018) The film's pitch-black humor is sharper than that of a skating blade. ‐ Us Weekly
Read More | Posted Dec 4, 2017
92% The Shape of Water (2017) There's enough dreamy beauty here to smooth out the rough edges. (Fish sex, anyone?)‐ Us Weekly
Read More | Posted Nov 30, 2017
3.5/4 91% The Disaster Artist (2017) The result is a hysterical and loving tribute sure to generate just as much raucous cheering as one of The Room's urban midnight screenings.‐ Us Weekly
Read More | Posted Nov 28, 2017
95% Call Me by Your Name (2018) Call Me By Your Name is like a treasured artifact from your youth, back when withering looks from a first love felt like daggers to the heart. ‐ Us Weekly
Read More | Posted Nov 22, 2017
97% Coco (2017) Once again, Pixar delivers the most delightfuland insightful family movie of the season. ‐ Us Weekly
Read More | Posted Nov 21, 2017
40% Justice League (2017) Justice League is just fine. But considering that the would-be blockbuster features a collection of A-list superheroes, the word "fine" is like kryptonite. ‐ Us Weekly
Read More | Posted Nov 15, 2017
52% Roman J. Israel, Esq. (2017) Denzel Washington, a movie star for a reason, fails to sell himself as a socially awkward introvert and self-proclaimed "man behind the curtain." ‐ Us Weekly
Read More | Posted Nov 14, 2017
2.5/4 57% Murder On The Orient Express (2017) In a lavish, star-studded murder mystery, the big takeaway shouldn't be Kenneth Branagh's facial hair.‐ MaraMovies.com
Read More | Posted Nov 8, 2017
92% Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri (2017) The narrative builds in admirably inventive and surprising ways. You'll have to see it twice just to appreciate it.‐ MaraMovies.com
Read More | Posted Nov 7, 2017
99% Lady Bird (2017) Lady Bird is an angsty coming-of-age tale set in 2002 that feels remarkably and delightfully fresh. ‐ MaraMovies.com
Read More | Posted Oct 30, 2017
92% Thor: Ragnarok (2017) Thor 1.0 grumbled as he saved the world; new Thor 2.0 makes small talk with a skeleton to pass the time. The latter works better. ‐ MaraMovies.com
Read More | Posted Oct 24, 2017
84% The Square (2017) The sharply observed, wryly funny work for addresses difficult questions about race and class that most people usually just whisper about. ‐ MaraMovies.com
Read More | Posted Oct 20, 2017