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Mark Hughes

Mark Hughes
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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
70% Bleed For This (2016) It was the act itself, the willingness to try because they could no longer do otherwise, that draws us in and makes the story a tale of redemption, regardless of whether they ever got further than that dim basement at night.‐ Forbes
Read More | Posted Nov 14, 2018
56% Outlaw King (2018) Briskly paced, full of gorgeous shots and breathless action, it's high-powered action cinema that happens to be rooted in a real life revolution and love story.‐ Forbes
Read More | Posted Nov 9, 2018
29% Venom (2018) [A] weak B-movie with A-list talent working gamely to try to elevate the material... [but] in the end it's too much of a mixed bag of tone and erratic plotting to escape its own limitations.‐ Forbes
Read More | Posted Oct 5, 2018
90% A Star Is Born (2018) [A] magnificent, emotional, beautiful production that entertains and thrills you while it makes you laugh and cheer, but also while it makes you cry and breaks your heart.‐ Forbes
Read More | Posted Oct 1, 2018
93% Sorry to Bother You (2018) [D]eliciously subversive and unapologetically, righteously militant... be prepared for extremely thoughtful, entertaining, poignant, enraging, laugh-out-loud brilliance.‐ Forbes
Read More | Posted Jul 13, 2018
88% Ant-Man and the Wasp (2018) [F]ast-paced, laugh-out-loud funny, and packed full of one-size-fits-all blockbuster entertainment sure to excite fans young and old. But what it has more than anything else is heart and soul...‐ Forbes
Read More | Posted Jul 4, 2018
70% Solo: A Star Wars Story (2018) A pure dose of adrenalin and joy straight to the heart, Solo has kickstarted a whole new corner of the Star Wars universe, and I can't wait to go back again.‐ Forbes
Read More | Posted May 18, 2018
83% Deadpool 2 (2018) It's funnier, more dramatic and emotional, has a better story, and has a killer supporting cast who all work tirelessly to make Deadpool 2 feel as fresh and surprising as the original.‐ Forbes
Read More | Posted May 16, 2018
84% Avengers: Infinity War (2018) [T]he most ambitious, most audacious, most mindblowing superhero film ever produced... THIS is why the superhero genre exists.‐ Forbes
Read More | Posted Apr 24, 2018
89% You Were Never Really Here (2018) [T]he sheer power of artistic skill on the screen is striking and demands attention... This is what we mean when we say we want films that make us feel, and it's something [director Lynne] Ramsay has done consistently through her entire career.‐ Forbes
Read More | Posted Apr 14, 2018
82% Chappaquiddick (2018) [A] moving, infuriating portrayal of a dreadful moment in history and its shameful aftermath.‐ Forbes
Read More | Posted Apr 5, 2018
72% Ready Player One (2018) [A] heaping helping of exhilarating summer popcorn spectacle delivered ahead of schedule for springtime... Steven Spielberg at the top of his game...‐ Forbes
Read More | Posted Mar 29, 2018
42% A Wrinkle in Time (2018) [S]trange, irreverent, and ultimately a family-pleasing heartfelt fantasy tale. There's nothing else like it in theaters...‐ Forbes
Read More | Posted Mar 8, 2018
97% Black Panther (2018) [A] tour de force, one of the smartest, most original action-packed blockbusters of the decade... bold and visually stunning filmmaking...‐ Forbes
Read More | Posted Feb 6, 2018
91% Star Wars: The Last Jedi (2017) [G]ets off to a bit of an uneven start, but finds its footing eventually... not the best of the series, and not the best of the new films, but it's still a worthwhile entry in the continuing saga...‐ Forbes
Read More | Posted Dec 12, 2017
97% Coco (2017) [O]ne of Pixar's all-time greats, a marvelous achievement worth experiencing with your whole family.‐ Forbes
Read More | Posted Nov 23, 2017
40% Justice League (2017) Fast paced & with its eye always on moving the story forward, Justice League balances frequent humor with equally frequent character exchanges & development... [A] two-hour live-action superhero cartoon made for kids as well as adults.‐ Forbes
Read More | Posted Nov 15, 2017
57% Murder On The Orient Express (2017) When I walked out, I was left wanting, more mindful of unfulfilled promise than impressed by half a good movie. I cannot claim this is a bad movie, I simply cannot say it is a truly good one overall.‐ Forbes
Read More | Posted Nov 10, 2017
92% Thor: Ragnarok (2017) [O]ne of the boldest and most sensuous of the MCU releases... outrageously entertaining, sure to please all ages & turn Thor into a far more popular character with mainstream audiences...‐ Forbes
Read More | Posted Oct 19, 2017
87% Blade Runner 2049 (2017) [A] miraculous, riveting cinematic achievement that does the impossible -- living up to the original film and even at times surpassing it.‐ Forbes
Read More | Posted Oct 5, 2017
92% Dunkirk (2017) [A] breathless, awe-inspiring depiction of war by land, sea, and air... [O]ne of the few perfect films of the 21st Century.‐ Forbes
Read More | Posted Jul 21, 2017
93% War for the Planet of the Apes (2017) [A] brilliant, beautiful, breathtaking blockbuster filled with grand performances and gripping emotional storytelling... [T]he must-see movie of the Summer...‐ Forbes
Read More | Posted Jul 13, 2017
92% Spider-Man: Homecoming (2017) [T]he perfect Spider-Man movie and one of the best films yet in the MCU. Audiences are going to fall in love with it...‐ Forbes
Read More | Posted Jul 5, 2017
16% Transformers: The Last Knight (2017) [A]t the end of the day it just wants to give you a couple of hours of pure escapism full of exciting action, cool visual effects, a bunch of corny jokes, and leave you feeling like you just stepped off a roller coaster.‐ Forbes
Read More | Posted Jun 21, 2017
68% Cars 3 (2017) [T]he best of the series, a sumptuous visual treat with great humor, a big heart, and surprisingly strong messages about inclusion and self-worth.‐ Forbes
Read More | Posted Jun 16, 2017
93% Wonder Woman (2017) [A]n electrifying, breathtaking cinematic achievement... Amazing performances, pulse-pounding action, and outstanding visuals make it one of the best superhero movies of all time.‐ Forbes
Read More | Posted May 30, 2017
29% Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales (2017) Fans of the originals will recognize enough connective tissue to make them mindful of the first trilogy, & average viewers will find more than enough to enjoy & make them glad they bought a ticket.‐ Forbes
Read More | Posted May 25, 2017
66% Alien: Covenant (2017) [S]cary as hell, and will give you a spectacularly bloody good time at the theater.‐ Forbes
Read More | Posted May 16, 2017
31% King Arthur: Legend Of The Sword (2017) [I]t fails to deliver a film worthy of [its] ambitions... There was a good movie in here somewhere, but only pieces of it were allowed to survive.‐ Forbes
Read More | Posted May 11, 2017
37% Snatched (2017) [It] will crack you up from start to finish, while also leaving you misty-eyed and wanting to hug your mom.‐ Forbes
Read More | Posted May 11, 2017
83% Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 (2017) [A] grand and worthy sequel that packs an emotional wallop and brilliant visuals.‐ Forbes
Read More | Posted Apr 26, 2017
71% Beauty and the Beast (2017) [A] gorgeous, entertaining, amusing fairy tale come to vivid life, and is bound to please the vast majority of audiences‐ Forbes
Read More | Posted Mar 17, 2017
75% Kong: Skull Island (2017) Kong: Skull Island is a fast-paced adrenaline rush that gives us lots of CGI eye candy, lots of thrilling action sequences and scary moments, lots of laughs, and lots of charismatic performers...‐ Forbes
Read More | Posted Mar 6, 2017
93% Logan (2017) Operatic and also deeply personal, Logan is one of the true great films of the superhero genre, among the best films of 2017 to date, and a rousing send-off for the old guard while ushering in the future of the X-Men franchise.‐ Forbes
Read More | Posted Feb 17, 2017
43% A Cure For Wellness (2017) The sumptuous visuals and spiral into confusing dream-logic - or more accurately, nightmare-logic... sets the stage for a horror production driven by aesthetics and ideas more than pure plotting and character-driven narrative.‐ Forbes
Read More | Posted Feb 16, 2017
90% The Lego Batman Movie (2017) A visual treat that's terrific fun for the whole family... gloriously silly and wildly hysterical, but also unexpectedly faithful and remarkably emotionally perceptive.‐ Forbes
Read More | Posted Feb 9, 2017
35% Live By Night (2017) [A] smart, sultry, thrilling piece of gangster fiction in the best traditions of classic Hollywood gangster movies of the 1930s and 1940s while taking other inspiration from 1970s neo-noir crime cinema.‐ Forbes
Read More | Posted Jan 13, 2017
80% Patriots Day (2017) Patriots Day is ultimately a tale of hope and inspiration... The survivors live on and honor those who died, and the people from whom so much was taken came together, stood together, and healed together. Patriots Day honors them, as should we all.‐ Forbes
Read More | Posted Jan 12, 2017
83% Silence (2017) [V]isually breathtaking, passionate, and provocative. Its implications will stay with you long after you've left the theater...‐ Forbes
Read More | Posted Jan 4, 2017
85% Lion (2016) [A] tale of tragedy and loss, of pain and heartbreak -- but also a tale of hope and mercy, of faith & love, and of how sublime moments of grace in our lives can often come from the aftermath of suffering.‐ Forbes
Read More | Posted Dec 30, 2016
84% Rogue One: A Star Wars Story (2016) [A]n eye-popping heart-stopping joyride that leaves you breathless... a grand and operatic vision...‐ Forbes
Read More | Posted Dec 15, 2016
86% Hacksaw Ridge (2016) The war is depicted as Hell incarnate, with a great deal of focus on apocalyptic eruptions of flame and people consumed in fire... [R]emarkably realized and recalls the finest moments of Gibson's earlier directorial work.‐ Forbes
Read More | Posted Nov 4, 2016
89% Doctor Strange (2016) [A] masterpiece of comic book cinema... part Iron Man, part The Matrix, part The Conjuring, and part Harry Potter [with] a dash of Inception, a pinch of Nightmare on Elm Street, [and] a hint of Hero...‐ Forbes
Read More | Posted Oct 27, 2016
37% Jack Reacher: Never Go Back (2016) It could've been and should've been a lot better - it's not terrible, it's just not particularly good either.‐ Forbes
Read More | Posted Oct 21, 2016
51% The Accountant (2016) Exciting, sometimes funny, and with several appealing performances in a story about human connection and loss and how we strive to feel complete and make sense of our lives...‐ Forbes
Read More | Posted Oct 14, 2016
93% Queen of Katwe (2016) [O]ften uplifting, often heartbreaking, & always absorbing, filled with impressive performances & a subversion of Western expectations that make it rise above the other entries in the genre over the last few years.‐ Forbes
Read More | Posted Sep 23, 2016
85% Sully (2016) [P]uts viewers right in the air with the crew and passengers of [the] events, making the overall impact unlike anything else this year in cinema...‐ Forbes
Read More | Posted Sep 9, 2016
97% Kubo and the Two Strings (2016) Whimsical yet mature, fantastically magical yet full of realistic emotions and a simple, earthly plea for redemption, it goes beyond childish notions of resolution and "victory" toward a far more moving and poetic destination.‐ Forbes
Read More | Posted Aug 19, 2016
60% War Dogs (2016) [F]ails to get to deeper ideas and truths that are ripe for exploration in precisely a film of this nature, and it winds up almost a caricature of the very sort of film it tries to emulate.‐ Forbes
Read More | Posted Aug 18, 2016
97% Hell or High Water (2016) Hell or High Water is one of the great modern westerns... the sort of substantive food for the soul we all need to experience.‐ Forbes
Read More | Posted Aug 12, 2016