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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
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
11% Fifty Shades Freed (2018) Just turn off your brain and submit. ‐ Us Weekly
Read More | Posted Feb 8, 2018
43% 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 88% 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
55% 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
90% 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
96% 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
51% 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.‐
Read More | Posted Nov 8, 2017
93% 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.‐
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. ‐
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. ‐
Read More | Posted Oct 24, 2017
82% The Square (2017) The sharply observed, wryly funny work for addresses difficult questions about race and class that most people usually just whisper about. ‐
Read More | Posted Oct 20, 2017
96% The Florida Project (2017) Director Sean Baker's sun-drenched, pastel-colored drama has a vibrant energy even amid the most heartbreaking moments‐
Read More | Posted Oct 20, 2017
69% Wonderstruck (2017) It's a beautifully crafted story about love and acceptance and the powers of child-like curiosity.‐
Read More | Posted Oct 20, 2017
79% The Killing of a Sacred Deer (2017) The off-kilter thriller was such an excruciating slow burn that I kept checking my watch, counting down the moments until the credits so the tension would subside. ‐
Read More | Posted Oct 20, 2017
66% Breathe (2017) For his directorial debut, Andy Serkis eschews sleek motion-capture technology to focus on an old-fashioned (albeit safe) love story.‐
Read More | Posted Oct 20, 2017
92% 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 83% 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
41% 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
87% 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
86% 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
51% 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
69% 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
82% Molly's Game (2018) Jessica Chastain tears into the rich material with the ferociousness of a starving wolf.‐
Read More | Posted Sep 9, 2017
28% 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
32% 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
86% 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
92% 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
85% Ingrid Goes West (2017) This brutally sharp satire that skewers celebrity in the social media age cuts deep. ‐
Read More | Posted Aug 10, 2017
92% 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
50% 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
16% 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
9% The Emoji Movie (2017) Excuse me while I scan my phone for the vomit emoji. ‐
Read More | Posted Jul 27, 2017
84% 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
90% 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
18% 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