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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
C- 37% Glass (2019) While its characters might be extraordinary, Glass remains nothing out of the ordinary.‐ Shakefire
Read More | Posted Jan 18, 2019
D 56% A Dog's Way Home (2019) A Dog's Way Home is weird because on one hand it fits the genre to a T, but on the other it's one ridiculous scene after another where absolutely nothing makes sense.‐ Shakefire
Read More | Posted Jan 11, 2019
C- 39% The Upside (2019) With hit or miss humor and a cliche story, The Upside has Hart but lacks the heart of the original.‐ Shakefire
Read More | Posted Jan 11, 2019
C- 54% Escape Room (2019) Despite a strong start, Escape Room can't escape the tiresome tropes of the horror genre, falling back to old tricks that never fully pay off.‐ Shakefire
Read More | Posted Jan 4, 2019
C 64% Aquaman (2018) While its stunning visuals and underwater combat make it a vast improvement over many of the other DCEU films, an overcrowded story and campy dialogue make it far more exhausting than exciting.‐ Shakefire
Read More | Posted Dec 21, 2018
A+ 97% Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse (2018) The film captures the essence of Spider-Man and delivers the most dazzling and colorful visuals of the year as if it were ripped straight from the pages of a comic book.‐ Shakefire
Read More | Posted Dec 14, 2018
B- 63% Mary Queen of Scots (2018) Despite a lackluster payoff, Mary Queen of Scots is worth watching for the performances of Ronan and Robbie alone.‐ Shakefire
Read More | Posted Dec 14, 2018
A+ 96% Roma (2018) Ambitiously gorgeous and deeply personal, Roma is one of the best films of the year and deserves your full, undivided attention.‐ Shakefire
Read More | Posted Dec 7, 2018
B- 83% Creed II (2018) While the film falls short of delivering a knockout punch, Creed II is able to go the distance thanks to excellent boxing sequences and the return of Ivan Drago.‐ Shakefire
Read More | Posted Nov 21, 2018
D+ 38% Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald (2018) An unnecessarily complex and bloated film that even the most die-hard of Harry Potter fans will find difficulty enjoying.‐ Shakefire
Read More | Posted Nov 16, 2018
B 89% A Private War (2018) A Private War is a harrowing biopic that confronts the casualties of war with Rosamund Pike delivering one of the best performances of her career.‐ Shakefire
Read More | Posted Nov 16, 2018
A- 88% Ralph Breaks the Internet (2018) A wonderful follow up to the amazing Wreck-It Ralph that will have you laughing nonstop. It's the Disney brand at its finest.‐ Shakefire
Read More | Posted Nov 14, 2018
D+ 34% The Nutcracker and the Four Realms (2018) The Nutcracker and the Four Realms looks magical at first sight with lavish costumes and dancing but ends up being rather generic and hardly lives up to its Disney moniker.‐ Shakefire
Read More | Posted Nov 4, 2018
B+ 62% Bohemian Rhapsody (2018) Rami Malek lives up to Freddie Mercury's lavish and over-the-top persona as he belts out one hit song after another in a tribute worthy of Queen's status among rock legends.‐ Shakefire
Read More | Posted Nov 4, 2018
A- 68% Beautiful Boy (2018) With stellar performances by Steve Carell and Timothée Chalamet, Beautiful Boy is as heartwarming as it is devastating.‐ Shakefire
Read More | Posted Oct 26, 2018
B 77% Mid90s (2018) Mid90s captures the atmosphere of growing up in the 1990s and highlights both the good and the bad of a generation.‐ Shakefire
Read More | Posted Oct 26, 2018
C- 79% Halloween (2018) While it's great to see a return to form for Michael Myers, Halloween relies too much on its nostalgic past and is brought down by the very thing that was meant to revitalize it.‐ Shakefire
Read More | Posted Oct 19, 2018
B- 74% Bad Times at the El Royale (2018) Channeling his inner Tarantino, Drew Goddard is able to weave an intriguing mystery thriller with a colorful cast of characters despite dealing with pacing and editing issues.‐ Shakefire
Read More | Posted Oct 12, 2018
A- 88% First Man (2018) Just as the moon landing was a spectacular feat for humankind, First Man is an achievement in film when it comes to the cinematography/sound design of the space sequences.‐ Shakefire
Read More | Posted Oct 12, 2018
B- 79% 22 July (2018) Paull Greengrass doesn't hold back with 22 July bringing his gritty style of realism to the 2011 Norwegian terrorist attacks, putting the audience in the middle of the chaos.‐ Shakefire
Read More | Posted Oct 10, 2018
C 76% Smallfoot (2018) Smallfoot may be big on its idea but small on delivery. The film won't dazzle you like the likes of Disney/Pixar, but there are some genuinely heartfelt moments to be had.‐ Shakefire
Read More | Posted Oct 9, 2018
C 29% Venom (2018) Like a runaway train, Venom teeters on the edge of the rails, inches away from becoming an absolute wreck. Like it or hate it, you won't be able to to look away.‐ Shakefire
Read More | Posted Oct 9, 2018
A+ 90% A Star Is Born (2018) Bradley Cooper and Lady Gaga sing loud in one of the year's best films.‐ Shakefire
Read More | Posted Oct 9, 2018