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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
98% Free Solo (2018) Do you have vertigo? Get dizzy easily? No? Good. Then you're in for an amazing, exhilarating climb to the top. ‐ Us Weekly
Read More | Posted Oct 22, 2018
93% Private Life (2018) This lived-in and often-hilarious drama is a richly rewarding experience -and features a whopper of a closing shot. ‐ Us Weekly
Read More | Posted Oct 22, 2018
90% The Old Man & the Gun (2018) If this is truly Robert Redford's final performance, he's going out with an exclamation point.‐ Us Weekly
Read More | Posted Oct 22, 2018
80% Mid90s (2018) Writer-director Jonah Hill shows the joy and warmth that comes in finding true kindred spirits in a pre-social media era.‐ Us Weekly
Read More | Posted Oct 22, 2018
99% Can You Ever Forgive Me? (2018) It's a biting tale -but not necessarily a cautionary one. ‐ Us Weekly
Read More | Posted Oct 22, 2018
80% Halloween (2018) There's something appealing, even comforting, about an overtly low-rent horror flick. ‐ Us Weekly
Read More | Posted Oct 16, 2018
2.5/4 65% Beautiful Boy (2018) For all its cinematic artfulness, the drama never strays from a well-honed formula. Put it this way: When an addict swears to be clean only an hour in a movie, an ugly relapse is inevitable.‐ Us Weekly
Read More | Posted Oct 10, 2018
72% Bad Times at the El Royale (2018) The film is clearly aiming for a funky, hyper-violent, multi-layered Pulp Fiction vibe. But it's missing an adrenaline shot to the heart. ‐ Us Weekly
Read More | Posted Oct 9, 2018
30% Venom (2018) Mostly bad-bad, with a splash and dash of fun.‐ Us Weekly
Read More | Posted Oct 5, 2018
96% The Hate U Give (2018) Powerful and obviously topical, the adaptation of Angie Thomas' award-winning 2017 novel is one for all ages.‐ Us Weekly
Read More | Posted Oct 1, 2018
2/4 28% Night School (2018) It took six male screenwriters to achieve the impossible: Make Kevin Hart and Tiffany Haddish seem like mere comedy mortals.‐ Us Weekly
Read More | Posted Sep 26, 2018
11% Life Itself (2018) An overwrought tearjerker that shoves trite life lessons down your throat along with a vat of sugar. ‐ Us Weekly
Read More | Posted Sep 18, 2018
85% A Simple Favor (2018) Is extreme turbulence in a film an alluring selling point or a troubling sign that the director has lost control? For this subversive mystery, the answer is a hearty yes to both. ‐ Us Weekly
Read More | Posted Sep 11, 2018
88% First Man (2018) It's a special film that keeps you white-knuckled about the outcome of one of the most well-documented days in human history.‐ Us Weekly
Read More | Posted Sep 4, 2018
3/4 90% A Star Is Born (2018) A Star Is Born tries very, very hard to be the most emotional movie of 2018. I'm not convinced it wins on that front, but I can say it gets the prize for most hysterical melodrama. Take it as a compliment.‐ Us Weekly
Read More | Posted Aug 31, 2018
22% The Happytime Murders (2018) It doesn't take a private eye with a heart of felt to figure out that a witless comedy with poorly executed ideas and lazy use of gross-out humor will end up DOA.‐ Us Weekly
Read More | Posted Aug 23, 2018
92% Crazy Rich Asians (2018) The joyful confection is coated in a sparkly gloss, bright enough to gleam from the darkest, most cynical corners. ‐ Us Weekly
Read More | Posted Aug 10, 2018
45% The Meg (2018) Just when you thought it was safe to go back in the theater and enjoy old-fashioned summer entertainment. ‐ Us Weekly
Read More | Posted Aug 9, 2018
95% BlacKkKlansman (2018) Spike Lee's new film empowers audiences to stand up for change. Talking isn't enough; you must do the right thing.‐ Us Weekly
Read More | Posted Aug 7, 2018
49% The Spy Who Dumped Me (2018) The talented Kunis and McKinnon are just funny, period. They elevate an espionage plot so generic that it might as well have been cribbed from Spy Movies for Dummies. ‐ Us Weekly
Read More | Posted Aug 1, 2018
91% Teen Titans Go! To the Movies (2018) This one made me LOL more times than I care to admit. Nice job, kiddos. ‐ Us Weekly
Read More | Posted Jul 23, 2018
97% Mission: Impossible - Fallout (2018) Tom Cruise is still at the top of his game - not to mention the top a Paris skyscraper and a snow-capped mountain in Kashmir. ‐ Us Weekly
Read More | Posted Jul 23, 2018
80% Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again (2018) A joyful, blissed-out summer treat so sunny that audiences should apply SPF 30 before entering the theater.‐ Us Weekly
Read More | Posted Jul 18, 2018
99% Eighth Grade (2018) Every moment drips with aching - and, at times, heart-swelling - authenticity. The heart swelling is where the ugly cry kicks in.‐ Us Weekly
Read More | Posted Jul 12, 2018
46% Skyscraper (2018) How are we supposed to be genuinely thrilled when it's glaringly obvious this Hong Kong tower was digitally inserted in a Hollywood editing room? ‐ Us Weekly
Read More | Posted Jul 10, 2018
88% Whitney (2018) An explosive and controversial documentary that sheds new light on her tragic and perhaps inevitable fall.‐ Us Weekly
Read More | Posted Jul 10, 2018
2.5/4 88% Ant-Man and the Wasp (2018) A light, watered-down tonic leading up to next May's Avengers 4 extravaganza. ‐ Us Weekly
Read More | Posted Jul 2, 2018
3/4 63% Sicario: Day of the Soldado (2018) Director Stefano Sollima eschews the quiet suspense of the original in favor of hard-core action. And the execution is nearly flawless.‐ Us Weekly
Read More | Posted Jun 25, 2018
48% 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
Read More | Posted Jun 18, 2018
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
89% Hereditary (2018) So terrifying that I wanted to hide under a blankie during the screening. ‐ Us Weekly
Read More | Posted Jun 6, 2018
89% American Animals (2018) A stylish and engaging caper. ‐ Us Weekly
Read More | Posted Jun 6, 2018
68% 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 71% 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
70% 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
25% 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
86% 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 34% 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 53% 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 82% 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 72% 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