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Mara Reinstein

Mara Reinstein
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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
2.5/4 87% 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
89% 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
77% Kong: Skull Island (2017) This ferocious beast is the reason CGI was created!‐ Us Weekly
Read More | Posted Mar 7, 2017
2.5/4 92% 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
9% 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
90% 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
31% Passengers (2016) In space, no one can hear you flirt.‐ Us Weekly
Read More | Posted Dec 19, 2016
12% 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
93% 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
89% 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
96% 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
86% Lion (2016) Ditch the cynicism; take the Kleenex.‐ Us Weekly
Read More | Posted Nov 22, 2016
61% Allied (2016) Brad Pitt and Marion Cotillard's unbridled passion drives this satisfying period piece.‐ Us Weekly
Read More | Posted Nov 22, 2016
96% Moana (2016) For holiday family entertainment, it does not get better than a fantastically lush Disney musical. ‐ Us Weekly
Read More | Posted Nov 22, 2016
3/4 73% 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
Read More | Posted Nov 13, 2016
46% 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
Read More | Posted Nov 8, 2016
94% 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
Read More | Posted Nov 8, 2016
2.5/4 90% Doctor Strange (2016) Nobody is having much fun here. Well, except for Doctor Strange's devilish Cloak of Levitation. ‐ Us Weekly
Read More | Posted Nov 2, 2016
2.5/4 52% 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
Read More | Posted Oct 13, 2016
44% 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
Read More | 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
Read More | 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
Read More | Posted Sep 21, 2016
76% 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
Read More | 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
Read More | 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
Read More | Posted Sep 6, 2016
2.5/4 60% 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
Read More | 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
Read More | Posted Aug 11, 2016
83% 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
Read More | Posted Aug 11, 2016
97% Gleason (2016) You don't need to know Steve Gleason's name to be enraptured by his extraordinary story.‐ Us Weekly
Read More | Posted Aug 11, 2016
87% Florence Foster Jenkins (2016) Guess who's headed for another Oscar nomination. ‐ Us Weekly
Read More | 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
Read More | Posted Aug 11, 2016
25% 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
Read More | Posted Aug 2, 2016
58% 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
Read More | 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
Read More | 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
Read More | Posted Jul 11, 2016
35% Mike and Dave Need Wedding Dates (2016) Zac Efron's goofy comedic chops have become even more defined than his abs.‐ Us Weekly
Read More | Posted Jul 6, 2016
36% 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
Read More | 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
Read More | 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
Read More | 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
Read More | 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
Read More | Posted May 20, 2016
2.5/4 57% 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
Read More | 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
Read More | Posted May 3, 2016