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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
67% Ocean's 8 (2018) The script is leaden.‐ KDHX (St. Louis)
Read More | Posted Jun 13, 2018
89% The Gospel According to André (2018) She does not make clear exactly what he does, but in "The Gospel According to André," [director Kate] Novack does clarify that André Leon Talley is a force to be reckoned with and to admire.‐ KDHX (St. Louis)
Read More | Posted Jun 13, 2018
59% Hotel Artemis (2018) "Hotel Artemis" is witty and scary and demanding and loud. Blessedly, it's barely 90 minutes long so the fitting violence is tolerable.‐ KDHX (St. Louis)
Read More | Posted Jun 11, 2018
100% Sammy Davis, Jr.: I've Gotta Be Me (2017) "I Gotta Be Me" pays homage to a consummate entertainer, who suffered greatly for being black and who chose to be Jewish to suffer more.‐ KDHX (St. Louis)
Read More | Posted Jun 4, 2018
40% Shelter (2018) Neta Riskin and Golshifteh Farahani play the two women in a wide range of emotions as they speak the words of Eran Riklis' compassionate and realistic screenplay.‐ KDHX (St. Louis)
Read More | Posted Jun 4, 2018
No Score Yet Let Yourself Go (Lasciati andare) (2018) It purports to be a comedy, but it's a comedy of the sitcom strain with the emphasis on "strain."‐ KDHX (St. Louis)
Read More | Posted Jun 4, 2018
69% On Chesil Beach (2018) "On Chesil Beach" appeals to the psychoanalytical perhaps more than to the sexual or musical, but they're all there for the taking.‐ KDHX (St. Louis)
Read More | Posted May 25, 2018
89% Pope Francis - A Man of His Word (2018) Eufemia, an aged nun in Argentina, says that Pope Francis' life is a sermon. So is this good film.‐ KDHX (St. Louis)
Read More | Posted May 21, 2018
84% Disobedience (2018) Disobedience does not have the flair or flaunts of Lelio's recent films about women, but it should offer discussion aplenty - kind of like Frank Stockton's short story, "The Lady or the Tiger," always did in high school English classes.‐ KDHX (St. Louis)
Read More | Posted May 11, 2018
87% Tully (2018) It is difficult to describe, for who wants to see a film about postpartum depression? Of course, Tully is much more, so much more than that.‐ KDHX (St. Louis)
Read More | Posted May 4, 2018
32% I Feel Pretty (2018) This film is predictable and derivative, and its message is so old and hoary. To wit: Beauty comes from the confidence generated from inside us women and not from a mascara wand or concealer stick.‐ KDHX (St. Louis)
Read More | Posted Apr 26, 2018
92% Lean on Pete (2018) [Charlie] Plummer is good as Thompson, but not good enough to hold attention for this too-long film, directed by Andrew Haigh.‐ KDHX (St. Louis)
Read More | Posted Apr 26, 2018
89% Itzhak (2018) Fine and joyful documentary.‐ KDHX (St. Louis)
Read More | Posted Apr 11, 2018
96% 1945 (2017) 1945, sobering and strangely uplifting, records horrid history, a comeuppance, a stand, and a retreat, while embracing a memorial.‐ KDHX (St. Louis)
Read More | Posted Apr 6, 2018
96% Foxtrot (2018) Filmmaker Samuel Moaz keeps his film at a tilt, with flashbacks and forwards playing havoc with the timeline, keeping the audience alert and wondering.‐ KDHX (St. Louis)
Read More | Posted Apr 3, 2018
51% Flower (2018) The cast exploits the story so well.‐ KDHX (St. Louis)
Read More | Posted Mar 30, 2018
38% Madame (2018) It is painful to watch.‐ KDHX (St. Louis)
Read More | Posted Mar 26, 2018
81% Tom of Finland (2017) "Tom of Finland," a fantastic film in more ways than one, peers into another world with honesty and ferocity as well as admiration.‐ KDHX (St. Louis)
Read More | Posted Mar 9, 2018
93% Loveless (Nelyubov) (2018) "Loveless" is hard to watch, but it does encourage hugging every child you see afterwards.‐ KDHX (St. Louis)
Read More | Posted Mar 9, 2018
35% Nostalgia (2018) It is a truthful, heart-breaking movie that never veers far from the reality of life's tragic demands.‐ KDHX (St. Louis)
Read More | Posted Mar 9, 2018
83% Game Night (2018) "Game Night" is a hot mess, but there are those laughs, and they're surely worth something, right?‐ KDHX (St. Louis)
Read More | Posted Mar 9, 2018
47% Red Sparrow (2018) ... horribly violent, horribly sexualized exploitation version of Mad Magazine's "Spy v. Spy."‐ KDHX (St. Louis)
Read More | Posted Mar 9, 2018
81% The Party (2018) [Director Sall]Potter, who also directed "Tango Lesson," "Orlando," and "Ginger and Rosa," puts so much into the excellence of "The Party" that it's hard to tease apart.‐ KDHX (St. Louis)
Read More | Posted Mar 2, 2018
100% 2018 Oscar Nominated Shorts - Animation (2018) Excellent animated, Oscar-nominated shorts...‐ KDHX (St. Louis)
Read More | Posted Feb 13, 2018
100% 2018 Oscar Nominated Shorts - Live Action (2018) Perhaps the most stunning short is the 22-minute "Watu Wote: All of Us" from Germany.‐ KDHX (St. Louis)
Read More | Posted Feb 13, 2018
84% The Final Year (2018) Along with Susan Rice, this team manifests President Obama's exhortation that we must give diplomacy a chance to succeed.‐ KDHX (St. Louis)
Read More | Posted Jan 19, 2018
100% Paddington 2 (2018) Good news! This sequel is very nearly as good as the first version of the story of a bear in London.‐ KDHX (St. Louis)
Read More | Posted Jan 12, 2018
77% All the Money in the World (2017) "All the Money in the World" moves swiftly and ironically to tell a story of benighted values meeting headfirst against maternal loyalty.‐ KDHX (St. Louis)
Read More | Posted Jan 2, 2018
56% The Greatest Showman (2017) Michael Gracy's direction of Jenny Bicks' and Bill Condon's script is spectacular, warm, and grand. "The Greatest Showman" proves that Gracy understands both film and musical as genres of show business.‐ KDHX (St. Louis)
Read More | Posted Dec 21, 2017
85% Darkest Hour (2017) Everything about the film is exemplary and would fit well on a double bill of history with Dunkirk.‐ KDHX (St. Louis)
Read More | Posted Dec 8, 2017
30% Wonder Wheel (2017) It refuses to find a focus, almost as if it's been on its own Ferris wheel and is dizzy with misdirection and indecision.‐ KDHX (St. Louis)
Read More | Posted Dec 6, 2017
93% Thelma (2017) Elie Harboe portrays multi-layered Thelma with precision, and she's paired well with Kaya Wilkins as Anja.‐ KDHX (St. Louis)
Read More | Posted Dec 4, 2017
97% Coco (2017) The children... behaved, entertained by it all -- the story and the songs. Me? Not so much.‐ KDHX (St. Louis)
Read More | Posted Dec 4, 2017
77% Last Flag Flying (2017) Last Flag Flying provides broad brush strokes and nuances and rewards with every line, whether comic or tragic.‐ KDHX (St. Louis)
Read More | Posted Nov 27, 2017
88% Novitiate (2017) "Novitiate" is not great, but it is very good at presenting a notable time in church history.‐ KDHX (St. Louis)
Read More | Posted Nov 22, 2017
80% The Man Who Invented Christmas (2017) ... watching the merry and bright film about the story's origin almost makes me want to see the show again, or maybe read the brief book by Charles Dickens. That's how delightful the movie is.‐ KDHX (St. Louis)
Read More | Posted Nov 22, 2017
57% Murder On The Orient Express (2017) Murder on the Orient Express drags, which is good if you need a nap, but not so good if you seek excitement and mystery.‐ KDHX (St. Louis)
Read More | Posted Nov 10, 2017
29% A Bad Moms Christmas (2017) Jon Lucas and Scott Moore, who wrote and directed Bad Moms and The Hangover, know their audience, and in A Bad Moms Christmas, they balance the nasty with the poignant.‐ KDHX (St. Louis)
Read More | Posted Nov 3, 2017
64% Goodbye Christopher Robin (2017) Under the direction of Simon Curtis, Goodbye Christopher Robin plays on heartfelt sentiments without sinking to the sentimental.‐ KDHX (St. Louis)
Read More | Posted Nov 1, 2017
94% Chavela (2017) Directors Catherine Fund and Daresha Kyi skillfully interwove newsreels and a long interview reel with interviews with the people in Chavela's world... ‐ KDHX (St. Louis)
Read More | Posted Nov 1, 2017
29% Suburbicon (2017) George Clooney directs, very steadily, a pedestrian pace through fire to that idyllic end.‐ KDHX (St. Louis)
Read More | Posted Nov 1, 2017
98% Lucky (2017) It's slow, but when it has something to say, it's worth listening to the philosophy of Lucky, a 90-year-old gar in his underwear.‐ KDHX (St. Louis)
Read More | Posted Oct 20, 2017
83% Marshall (2017) Reginald Hudson directed the film with an agenda, but the flawed film works beyond that goal.‐ KDHX (St. Louis)
Read More | Posted Oct 13, 2017
66% Manolo, The Boy Who Made Shoes For Lizards (2017) Director Michael Roberts, a fashion writer by trade, has produced a fluff piece, albeit a pretty one.‐ KDHX (St. Louis)
Read More | Posted Oct 12, 2017
66% Victoria & Abdul (2017) Victoria and Abdul defines the biopic "based on a true story." Not one single false step. No blurred foci. ‐ KDHX (St. Louis)
Read More | Posted Oct 5, 2017
50% Shot (2017) Shot is not sophisticated, but it is truthful, which is, after all, the basis of most clichés.‐ KDHX (St. Louis)
Read More | Posted Sep 26, 2017
71% Viceroy's House (2017) The film explains so terribly much about then, 1947, as well as now, 2017. ‐ KDHX (St. Louis)
Read More | Posted Sep 8, 2017
33% Home Again (2017) Home Again almost begs to be made fun of.‐ KDHX (St. Louis)
Read More | Posted Sep 8, 2017
9% Tulip Fever (2017) I took the loveliest little nap during the screening of Tulip Fever.‐ KDHX (St. Louis)
Read More | Posted Sep 7, 2017
63% The Man Who Knew Infinity (2016) The Man Who Knew Infinity brings to life a genius long overdue for recognition.‐ KDHX (St. Louis)
Read More | Posted Aug 29, 2017