Movie Reviews Only

T-Meter Title | Year
74% Bad Boys for Life (2020) In an exhausted, introspective, dad-jokey way, Bad Boys for Life gives these boys a definitive ending. It isn't one fans ever expected, but it's highly watchable. - Polygon EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 15, 2020
89% 1917 (2020) What's meant to be an epic film has the emotional heft of David Copperfield making an airplane disappear. - Polygon EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 25, 2019
61% Dilili in Paris (Dilili à Paris) (2019) Exemplifies [Michel] Ocelot's lifetime contributions to a medium that, more and more, settles for fluff. - Polygon EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 4, 2019
26% Gemini Man (2019) In the era of the on-demand Netflix churn and "cinematic universe" tentpole, Gemini Man is a true event film. - Polygon EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 2, 2019
84% Ad Astra (2019) Ad Astra heeds the call of the stars, taking us to the edge of the heliosphere to understand what Earth already has to offer us. - Polygon EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 20, 2019
82% Cold Case Hammarskjöld (2019) For fans of the genre, the drip-drip-drip of the investigation, along with the droll, almost comedic presentation, makes Cold Case Hammarskjöld essential. - Polygon EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 19, 2019
53% The Lion King (2019) There are glimmers of beauty and awe in the new Lion King... They're all moments first storyboarded in the early '90s, when a team of artists was asked to bring an original, animated work of art to life. - Polygon EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 11, 2019
91% Spider-Man: Far From Home (2019) There's plenty to spoil in Far From Home, but I'll say this: Devotees of the MCU will have plenty to huff as Watts finds clever, deep cut ways to tie Peter's adventure into established mythology. - Polygon EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 27, 2019
23% Dark Phoenix (2019) It's less a disaster... than a let down. - Polygon EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 12, 2019
57% Aladdin (2019) The songs need to skyrocket and the dance moves should sweep us off our feet. In this era of corporate nostalgia, the least a movie like Aladdin could get is a protector. Hell, a friend. - Polygon EDIT
Read More | Posted May 22, 2019
93% Us (2019) The legacies of Rod Serling and Wes Craven provide the slasher a backbone ... Nothing in recent memory will make you scream like Us' razor-sharp, ready-to-shock puzzle. - Polygon EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 9, 2019
98% The Farewell (2019) Like early Ang Lee ... writer-director Lulu Wang weaves humor, discomfort, tragedy, and introspection into her story of inevitable loss. [The Farewell is] a familial masterpiece - Polygon EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 5, 2019
97% American Factory (2019) Confronting every labor issue big and small, American Factory is ... an astonishing work of access journalism. - Polygon EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 5, 2019
81% The Report (2019) The Report... is a high-voltage docudrama drawn by such journalistic standards that scenes feel like pages torn from a New York Times exposé. - Polygon EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 31, 2019
82% Memory: The Origins of Alien (2019) The joy of [filmmaker Alexandre O.] Philippe's film is that it's a stunning work of art in its own right. - Polygon EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 29, 2019
93% Honey Boy (2019) Honey Boy could collapse under its own meta-weight if it was just a therapeutic exercise, a true indulgence on LaBeouf's part. But the actor is a storyteller, and his script never treats the trauma of abuse in an exploitive or melodramatic manner. - Polygon EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 28, 2019
55% Extremely Wicked, Shockingly Evil and Vile (2019) The movie is fun, yet teeters on the edge of indulgence. - Polygon EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 28, 2019
91% Widows (2018) Every second of Steve McQueen and Gillian Flynn's thriller owns. - Polygon EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 20, 2018
92% Anomalisa (2015) Anomalisa looks like Robot Chicken and behaves like Ingmar Bergman. And such a whimsical, pensive pairing could only thrive under writer Charlie Kaufman. - Esquire Magazine EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 17, 2018
87% First Man (2018) Projected on a towering IMAX screen, the docudrama's aggressive use of close-ups creates a suffocating and scorching effect. - Polygon EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 11, 2018
29% Venom (2018) Venom would be another anonymous notch on the superhero movie belt if not for Hardy, whose dedication to batshit nonsense is a saving grace - and reason enough to make a second movie. - Polygon EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 2, 2018
97% Mission: Impossible - Fallout (2018) Fallout uses film conventions, page-turner dialogue and precision action to write an IMAX-sized textbook on how to have a hell of a good time at the movies. - Polygon EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 13, 2018
48% Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom (2018) A dinosaur jumps away from an explosion in this movie. Every scene needed a dinosaur jumping away from an explosion - at least in spirit. - Polygon EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 20, 2018
7/10 91% Star Wars: The Last Jedi (2017) With every super-spoilable turn, 'The Last Jedi' anticipates backlash, and asks longtime devotees to look inward. - Thrillist EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 15, 2017
95% Call Me by Your Name (2018) Call Me by Your Name burns hot from beginning to end. - Thrillist EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 25, 2017
90% Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri (2017) In a world where nothing makes sense, the raw nerves of Three Billboards are truly cathartic. - Thrillist EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 25, 2017
86% The Lost City of Z (2017) The verdant unknown of Amazonia has its way with Fawcett and our senses, reflecting a profound component of human nature. - Thrillist EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 25, 2017
99% Lady Bird (2017) [A] hysterical love letter to home, high school, and the history of ourselves. - Thrillist EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 25, 2017
80% The Killing of a Sacred Deer (2017) Keoghan gives a performance that echoes Heath Ledger in The Dark Knight. - Thrillist EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 25, 2017
96% After the Storm (Umi yori mo mada fukaku) (2017) Kore-eda is a master of the billowing family drama, and After the Storm is another portrait of fracture and recovery that will break your heart. - Thrillist EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 25, 2017
97% Mudbound (2017) Confronting race, class, war, and the possibility of unity, Mudbound spellbinding drama reckons with the past to understand the present. - Thrillist EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 25, 2017
100% Dawson City: Frozen Time (2017) A found-footage experience akin to a Ken Burns documentary beamed through the Space Odyssey Star Gate - Thrillist EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 25, 2017
93% The Meyerowitz Stories (New and Selected) (2017) Expertly sketched by Baumbach, this memoir-like portrait ... is the kind of bittersweet character comedy we're now used to seeing told in three seasons of prestige television. - Thrillist EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 25, 2017
86% The Girl With All the Gifts (2017) Filled with bleak-yet-gorgeous scenery and meditations on survival. - Thrillist EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 25, 2017
98% The Big Sick (2017) A Terms of Endearment for the Trainwreck era. - Thrillist EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 25, 2017
87% Blade Runner 2049 (2017) Villeneuve sets a bar for sci-fi sequels. - Thrillist EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 25, 2017
90% Marjorie Prime (2017) Matching the mannerisms of theater with the clarity of a close-up, the heart-aching Marjorie Prime raises essential questions about memory, loss, and technology... - Thrillist EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 25, 2017
79% The Beguiled (2017) Simple, stylish, and threaded together from the quirks of female and male behavior, The Beguiled is a sexual Southern Gothic fairy tale that is wisely more humid than hot. - Thrillist EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 25, 2017
93% Dunkirk (2017) In Nolan's hands, and through IMAX-sized frames, [Dunkirk is] a mesmerizing, maddening, and often isolating experience. - Thrillist EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 15, 2017
97% Columbus (2017) [The director] frames everything ... with Zen-like composition, giving Columbus a beauty that strengthens the foundation of its two transcendent lead performances. - Thrillist EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 15, 2017
92% Logan Lucky (2017) One of the most pure fun times I've had at the movies this year. - Thrillist EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 15, 2017
86% Ingrid Goes West (2017) Your Swimfan references are officially outdated -- Ingrid Goes West is the new standard for tech-enabled stalking. - Thrillist EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 15, 2017
95% Tramps (2016) With a laid-back, '70s soul, Tramps is the rare doe-eyed relationship movie where playing third-wheel is a joy. - Thrillist EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 15, 2017
95% Graduation (Bacalaureat) (2017) Like Euro-flavored Coen-brothers drama, Graduation is rich with character, culture, and corruption. - Thrillist EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 15, 2017
96% Menashe (2017) The hyper-specificity of [a] community, and the deep respect for faith that the movie observes, makes it easy for Menashe to reinvent the everyman tragedy. - Thrillist EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 15, 2017
91% Girls Trip (2017) Girls Trip is as pure as Old School or Bridesmaids, and like both, boasts a breakout star. Haddish steals every scene. - Thrillist EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 15, 2017
84% My Entire High School Sinking Into the Sea (2017) One of the more visually stunning comedies in recent memory. - Thrillist EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 15, 2017
89% Maudie (2017) Hawkins is one of the greats and, along with Hawke at his gruffest, makes Maudie a best-case biopic. - Thrillist EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 15, 2017
16% The Dark Tower (2017) A spectacle of miscalculation and mythology... the minute 'The Dark Tower' starts, it wants to be over; It's embarrassed to be in front of us. - Thrillist EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 4, 2017
87% It Comes At Night (2017) A post-apocalyptic nightmare-and-a-half where the horrors of humanity ... bleed out through wary eyes and weathered hands. - Thrillist EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 10, 2017