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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
3/4 No Score Yet The Vault of Horror (Tales from the Crypt, Part II) (1973) Its tales are of comparable quality to those found in its predecessor, Tales from the Crypt.‐ Creative Loafing
Read More | Posted Aug 12, 2018
3/4 88% Tales From the Crypt (1972) The best vignette finds Peter Cushing delivering one of the best performances of his long career.‐ Creative Loafing
Read More | Posted Aug 12, 2018
2.5/4 67% On Chesil Beach (2018) It's a movie that stumbles out of the gate. But after a fumbling first act, the story deepens alongside the narrative conflicts.‐ Creative Loafing
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1/4 0% MAC and Me (1988) A movie that continues to live in infamy.‐ Creative Loafing
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3.5/4 64% Cradle Will Rock (1999) While writer-director Tim Robbins uses this entertaining film to touch upon capitalism and class warfare, he's mainly interested in championing artistic expression.‐ Creative Loafing
Read More | Posted Aug 12, 2018
2.5/4 48% The Meg (2018) The movie is surprisingly subdued in its pacing, its characterizations, and its go-for-broke sensibilities. Luckily, the scrappy Statham is on hand to provide it with some bite.‐ Creative Loafing
Read More | Posted Aug 12, 2018
3.5/4 96% BlacKkKlansman (2018) Here's hoping this powerful picture receives the following it deserves. ‐ Creative Loafing
Read More | Posted Aug 12, 2018
3/4 86% Tully (2018) Some will see the plot pirouette that opens the third act as a brilliant narrative shift while others will feel it's a cheap dramatic device -- neither party will be entirely right or wrong.‐ Creative Loafing
Read More | Posted Aug 7, 2018
2/4 51% In the Mouth of Madness (1995) While it's more ambitious than most Carpenter works from this period, it's not any more satisfying.‐ Creative Loafing
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2/4 21% Memoirs of an Invisible Man (1992) Boasts excellent visual effects but otherwise relates a mediocre story.‐ Creative Loafing
Read More | Posted Aug 7, 2018
3/4 No Score Yet Someone Is Watching Me (1978) Like Michael Mann with The Jericho Mile, it ably demonstrated that Carpenter was someone too skilled to only be confined to boob-tube fodder.‐ Creative Loafing
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2.5/4 No Score Yet The Revolt of Mamie Stover (1956) This adaptation of William Bradford Huie's novel offers brunette Jane Russell with atypically red hair and brunette Agnes Moorehead with atypically blonde hair. And that's about it for novelty value.‐ Creative Loafing
Read More | Posted Aug 7, 2018
1.5/4 6% Piranha Part Two: The Spawning (1981) The fish in this flick can not only bite but can also fly -- a twist that isn't terrifying as much as it's laughable.‐ Creative Loafing
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2/4 26% Overboard (2018) A toothless comedy, although the stars certainly do their best to lift the material.‐ Creative Loafing
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3.5/4 96% Stairway to Heaven (A Matter of Life and Death) (1947) The decision to shoot all of the Earth-bound scenes in Technicolor and all of the Heavenly interludes in black-and-white is just one of the many unexpected touches in this pleasing fantasy yarn.‐ Creative Loafing
Read More | Posted Aug 7, 2018
2/4 70% Christopher Robin (2018) Like honey, Christopher Robin is very sweet. Unlike honey, it doesn't really stick.‐ Creative Loafing
Read More | Posted Aug 7, 2018
2.5/4 73% The Devil Is a Woman (1935) The runt of the von Sternberg-Dietrich litter.‐ Creative Loafing
Read More | Posted Jul 29, 2018
3.5/4 90% The Scarlet Empress (1934) How best to describe The Scarlet Empress? Delirious? Demented? Diabolical? This historical epic is perhaps the best of the Dietrich-von Sternberg collaborations, so naturally it was a commercial disaster.‐ Creative Loafing
Read More | Posted Jul 29, 2018
3/4 56% Blonde Venus (1932) Sudsy, but where else will you see Dietrich singing "Hot Voodoo" while initially wearing a gorilla costume and then a white afro?‐ Creative Loafing
Read More | Posted Jul 29, 2018
3.5/4 100% Shanghai Express (1932) Reportedly the top-grossing film of its year, this finds the actress cast as a promiscuous woman who utters the immortal line, "It took more than one man to change my name to Shanghai Lily."‐ Creative Loafing
Read More | Posted Jul 29, 2018
3/4 100% Dishonored (1931) Dietrich's fine performance and von Sternberg's visuals (that masquerade ball!) overcome both a shaky second half and a badly miscast Victor McLaglen.‐ Creative Loafing
Read More | Posted Jul 29, 2018
3/4 100% Morocco (1930) Morocco earned Dietrich what would be the only Best Actress Oscar nomination of her entire career.‐ Creative Loafing
Read More | Posted Jul 29, 2018
2.5/4 75% The Life and Times of Judge Roy Bean (1972) This ragged film never amounts to much, but it's at least consistent in its eccentricities.‐ Creative Loafing
Read More | Posted Jul 29, 2018
3/4 85% Disobedience (2018) Far from a predictable foil or a mouthpiece for close-minded religiosity, Dovid instead emerges as the picture's most complex character, and Nivola is excellent at making the man sympathetic rather than sanctimonious.‐ Creative Loafing
Read More | Posted Jul 29, 2018
3.5/4 50% Cinderella Liberty (1973) The Last Detail remains better known due to Jack Nicholson's iconic performance, yet Cinderella Liberty is the one that really gets under the skin.‐ Creative Loafing
Read More | Posted Jul 29, 2018
2.5/4 29% The Children of Huang Shi (2008) The ability to mount staggering epics that seize both the heart and the head has apparently become a lost art in the 21st century.‐ Creative Loafing
Read More | Posted Jul 29, 2018
3/4 81% The Cat o' Nine Tails (Il gatto a nove code) (1971) Argento reportedly doesn't care much for this picture, but that shouldn't stop the rest of us from enjoying its twisty tale.‐ Creative Loafing
Read More | Posted Jul 29, 2018
3.5/4 98% Eighth Grade (2018) And here you thought Avengers: Infinity War was the summer's ultimate word on edge-of-your-seat entertainment.‐ Creative Loafing
Read More | Posted Jul 29, 2018
3/4 97% Mission: Impossible - Fallout (2018) The quibbles are minor when compared to the energy and exuberance flowing through the majority of the picture.‐ Creative Loafing
Read More | Posted Jul 29, 2018
3/4 84% Morvern Callar (2002) Ramsay and Morton trust the audience enough to resist softening up or even explaining their central character, resulting in a difficult yet ultimately rewarding piece.‐ Creative Loafing
Read More | Posted Jul 22, 2018
2.5/4 87% You Were Never Really Here (2018) A few individual moments crackle, but it's ultimately disappointing to see an artist as unique as Ramsay wrestling with something so familiar.‐ Creative Loafing
Read More | Posted Jul 22, 2018
3.5/4 96% Sex, Lies, and Videotape (1989) It's impossible to overstate the importance of sex, lies, and videotape when it burst onto the scene in 1989.‐ Creative Loafing
Read More | Posted Jul 22, 2018
3/4 100% Billy Budd (1962) The script thoughtfully examines the dangers of placing the letter of the law over true justice.‐ Creative Loafing
Read More | Posted Jul 22, 2018
3/4 79% Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again (2018) Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again outshines the original in virtually every department, with better singing, better dancing, and better humor.‐ Creative Loafing
Read More | Posted Jul 22, 2018
2/4 51% Equalizer 2 (2018) The Equalizer was a satisfying action yarn, but this sequel offers few similar pleasures.‐ Creative Loafing
Read More | Posted Jul 22, 2018
3/4 No Score Yet My Sister Eileen (1955) Betty Garrett snags one of her best roles, while future Bewitched co-star Dick York (here billed as Richard York) steals scenes.‐ Creative Loafing
Read More | Posted Jul 14, 2018
2.5/4 No Score Yet My Gal Sal (1942) Victor Mature remains a fairly underrated actor, so it's not picking on him to state that he wasn't the best fit for this film.‐ Creative Loafing
Read More | Posted Jul 14, 2018
3.5/4 No Score Yet The Jericho Mile (1979) Peter Strauss's powerful performance is just one of the many plusses found in this compelling drama.‐ Creative Loafing
Read More | Posted Jul 14, 2018
3.5/4 92% Lean on Pete (2018) Lean on Pete feels raw and real, with many outstanding (and unpredictable) vignettes and a terrific central performance by Plummer.‐ Creative Loafing
Read More | Posted Jul 14, 2018
3/4 80% Chappaquiddick (2018) This cinematic dramatization is measured in tone, and Ed Helms is particularly good.‐ Creative Loafing
Read More | Posted Jul 14, 2018
4/4 97% Bull Durham (1988) Is Bull Durham the greatest sports movie ever made? No argument from me.‐ Creative Loafing
Read More | Posted Jul 14, 2018
3/4 94% Sorry to Bother You (2018) An outrageous and uncompromising assault on capitalism, consumerism, racism and other unpleasant -isms that have come to define these United States of America.‐ Creative Loafing
Read More | Posted Jul 14, 2018
2/4 48% Skyscraper (2018) I wouldn't go so far as to say I would watch Dwayne Johnson read a phone book, but an Archie comic or the back of a cereal box wouldn't be out of the question. As for watching him in something as generic as Skyscraper, that's a tougher call to make.‐ Creative Loafing
Read More | Posted Jul 14, 2018
3/4 100% Two Weeks in Another Town (1962) The overwrought nature of the film actually suits the larger-than-life canvas on which broad strokes are frequently painted.‐ Creative Loafing
Read More | Posted Jul 7, 2018
2/4 No Score Yet Take a Girl Like You (1970) Kingsley Amis' 1960 novel becomes a badly dated 1970 movie.‐ Creative Loafing
Read More | Posted Jul 7, 2018
3/4 85% Female Trouble (1974) This delectable trash from John Waters may not be quite as flagrantly tasteless as Pink Flamingos or Multiple Maniacs, but it's still best to lock up your kids and hide your heterosexuals.‐ Creative Loafing
Read More | Posted Jul 7, 2018
3/4 82% Beirut (2018) Responsible for penning the likes of Michael Clayton and the Matt Damon Bourne series, writer Tony Gilroy adds more intrigue to his resume with this tense drama.‐ Creative Loafing
Read More | Posted Jul 7, 2018
3/4 94% Jungfrukällan (The Virgin Spring) (1960) Fleshing out the source material, director Ingmar Bergman and writer Ulla Isaksson have created a powerful examination of Old Testament ire coupled with New Testament redemption.‐ Creative Loafing
Read More | Posted Jul 7, 2018
3/4 69% Let's Make Love (1960) Monroe is simply terrific, while Milton Berle is a riot in his glorified cameo. If only a more vibrant and charismatic leading man had been chosen!‐ Creative Loafing
Read More | Posted Jul 7, 2018
3.5/4 90% The Curse of the Cat People (1945) One of the most curious sequels ever made.‐ Creative Loafing
Read More | Posted Jul 7, 2018