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T-Meter Title | Year Review
100% 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
83% 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
93% 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
88% 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
100% 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
63% 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
91% 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
92% 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
85% 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
95% 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
90% 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
49% War Machine (2017) Clashing takes on the same premise never coalesce, but the larger-than-life performance by Pitt is still a keystone. - Thrillist EDIT
Read More | Posted May 29, 2017
84% Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 (2017) Nothing [holds] director James Gunn, whose manic creativity can conjure everything from the creepy, crawly Slither to the live-action Scooby-Doo movies, back this time around. - Thrillist EDIT
Read More | Posted May 7, 2017
68% The Fate of the Furious (2017) The eighth and latest chapter of the Fast saga hits 120mph on two flat tires ... Don't even get me started on the lack of Corona. - Thrillist EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 14, 2017
98% Get Out (2017) A ravenous masterpiece tailor made for America's current climate. - Thrillist EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 11, 2017
75% Fraud (2018) One of the spookiest movies of the YouTube era. Michael Haneke would be proud. - Thrillist EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 11, 2017
89% John Wick: Chapter 2 (2017) A run-on sentence of gun-fu prose. - Thrillist EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 11, 2017
91% Raw (2017) Ducournau's clinical eye for horror tableaux ... keep Raw perpetually and satisfyingly unnerving. - Thrillist EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 11, 2017
87% The Lure (Córki dancingu) (2017) A musical-horror hybrid [streaked] with '80s neon and sexual metaphor for a coming-of-age that would never fly in Hollywood, but we're lucky to see sneak stateside. - Thrillist EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 11, 2017
88% I don't feel at home in this world anymore. (2017) [Balances] the tension of a Cormac McCarthy thriller with the wacky edge of Will Ferrell's wildest comedies - Thrillist EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 11, 2017
98% Kedi (2017) Kedi reminds us that every life on this planet -- even the ones thriving in alleyways -- is rich with stories. - Thrillist EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 11, 2017
43% A Cure For Wellness (2017) Think of it as your new favorite HBO series in movie form -- too majestic, too mesmerizing, and too bizarre to write off. - Thrillist EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 11, 2017