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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
70% mother! (2017) mother! (is) nothing short of a spectacular disaster, beautifully brilliant in a "why would people want to see this" sort of way.‐ Cinematic Considerations
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85% Battle of the Sexes (2017) A solid, yet flawed biopic that does justice to its subject matter without rising to an elite level.‐ Cinematic Considerations
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87% Blade Runner 2049 (2017) Blade Runner 2049 is a movie drenched in frills, crafted with a discerning eye and a work of art that will be long debated years from now.‐ Cinematic Considerations
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91% Stronger (2017) Stronger hasn't gotten the attention it rightly deserves from audiences who frankly don't know this film exists. It's a movie that people simply need to see.‐ Cinematic Considerations
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65% Victoria & Abdul (2017) Victoria and Abdul is a well above average biopic featuring a royal (Dame Judy) Dench at the top of her game.‐ Cinematic Considerations
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76% Thank You for Your Service (2017) A highly emotional, largely effective drama that's going far too underseen.‐ Cinematic Considerations
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92% Thor: Ragnarok (2017) Nothing short of a total crowd-pleaser with the requisite action sequences, Easter eggs and surprise appearances to keep hardcore Marvel fans excited for films yet to come.‐ Cinematic Considerations
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93% The Meyerowitz Stories (New and Selected) (2017) The Meyerowitz Stories is a game-changer in the slice of life genre dominating independent filmmaking over the past several years .‐ Cinematic Considerations
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40% Justice League (2017) Justice League often feels weighed down and bloated as it constantly jumps from subplot to subplot in its attempts for fan-service and sequel building.‐ Cinematic Considerations
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97% Mudbound (2017) Attentive audiences may become enthralled and captivated by the film's stunning cinematography and terrific ensemble cast.‐ Cinematic Considerations
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99% Lady Bird (2017) You'd be hard-pressed to find more vivid, authentic female characters than in Lady Bird... Be sure not to miss out on one of the decade's ten best movies.‐ Cinematic Considerations
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91% Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri (2017) Sometimes in spite of itself, Three Billboards is a film that demands to be seen no matter how off color or outlandish things get.‐ Cinematic Considerations
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91% Star Wars: The Last Jedi (2017) The Last Jedi isn't the Star Wars installment anyone wanted. It's the one we all deserve.‐ Cinematic Considerations
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55% The Greatest Showman (2017) Color, pizazz and a whole lot of movement obscure a film where performers don't have to try really hard to convey character.‐ Cinematic Considerations
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78% All the Money in the World (2017) It's remarkable to think that an actor could so wholly inhabit a character as quickly as Plummer. His Getty is a man audiences will love to hate and yet cannot get enough of.‐ Cinematic Considerations
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92% The Shape of Water (2017) The Shape of Water elevates beyond genre expectations... an unexpected, deeply personal adventure that will captivate any audience willing to give it a chance.‐ Cinematic Considerations
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88% The Post (2018) (The Post) is a good, not great journalism movie rushed to screens across the country to prove a political point.‐ Cinematic Considerations
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89% I, Tonya (2018) I, Tonya fondly evokes the hysterical chaos of Goodfellas while maintaining a casual earnestness... A tragic laugh riot from start to finish.‐ Cinematic Considerations
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71% Hostiles (2018) Director Scott Cooper's fourth feature film makes major strides towards deep meaning, but occasionally falters while on the journey for truth.‐ Cinematic Considerations
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94% Call Me by Your Name (2018) Guadagnino delivers one of the year's most striking, eloquent films... Each moment feels pulled out of a different era, transporting viewers in a way only cinema masters can. ‐ Cinematic Considerations
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24% The 15:17 to Paris (2018) The 15:17 to Paris would be better served as a 20-minute short rather than a 90-minute feature as the climatic third act overwhelmingly dwarfs the haphazard, lazy first hour.‐ Cinematic Considerations
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97% Black Panther (2018) Black Panther is a quintessential superhero film, and an above-average one at that, but it isn't a cinematic revelation.‐ Cinematic Considerations
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91% Phantom Thread (2018) Phantom Thread is the cinematic definition of pretentiousness, a film that secretly giggles to itself as mainstream audiences struggle to understand or maintain interest.‐ Cinematic Considerations
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42% A Wrinkle in Time (2018) Ava DuVernay approaches the source material with gusto, invigorating A Wrinkle in Time with a diverse array of cinematic approaches.‐ Cinematic Considerations
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51% Tomb Raider (2018) It's (Alicia) Vikander's performance alone that makes Tomb Raider unquestionably the greatest film adaptation of a video game and merits a worthwhile sequel.‐ Cinematic Considerations
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92% Love, Simon (2018) Love, Simon insists on audiences dropping their preconceived notions of what love is and who it's meant for, reminding us all that being different isn't a bad thing.‐ Cinematic Considerations
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73% Ready Player One (2018) The dazzling visual flurry on screen is both amazing and emotionally draining, often to the point of excess.... Ready Player One elevates itself beyond genre fodder.‐ Cinematic Considerations
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69% Paterno (2018) Paterno attempts to say a lot of things about a lot of different subject matters... None of them are achieved particularly well.‐ Cinematic Considerations
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82% Chappaquiddick (2018) (Chappaquiddick) leaves scenes open to the audience's interpretation and viewers will have widely different experiences watching it based on their own personal ideologies.‐ Cinematic Considerations
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89% Isle of Dogs (2018) Without question, Isle of Dogs sets the bar for animated features in 2018 and is almost assuredly a lock in that Oscar category early next year. ‐ Cinematic Considerations
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84% Avengers: Infinity War (2018) The defining chapter in the next step of the world's biggest film series, Avengers: Infinity War has to be seen on the big screen in order to be truly appreciated.‐ Cinematic Considerations
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84% Borg Vs. McEnroe (2018) (Technically,) Borg vs. McEnroe dazzles with cinematic excellence. There's a pronounced linear quality to shot selection and framing that gives the film a very measured feel.‐ Cinematic Considerations
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72% Kodachrome (2018) (Kodachrome is) an emotional, resonating dramedy that harkens back to an era of filmmaking harder to find by the minute.‐ Cinematic Considerations
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83% Deadpool 2 (2018) Everything feels bloated and rehashed; the villains are under-written, poorly acted and inconsequential to the story as a whole. It's the same movie all over again.‐ Cinematic Considerations
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70% Solo: A Star Wars Story (2018) Solo feels more like a placeholder for a better movie yet to come...a pretty good, completely fine movie. Not bad, not great, just watchable.‐ Cinematic Considerations
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70% Adrift (2018) When events are unfolding on the yacht, Adrift rides the line between good and great filmmaking thanks in large part to (Shailene) Woodley's outstanding performance.‐ Cinematic Considerations
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68% Ocean's 8 (2018) Ocean's Eight (is) a female-led heist spinoff of the classic Ocean's Eleven trilogy that tries, and largely fails, to pass for the real thing.‐ Cinematic Considerations
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94% Incredibles 2 (2018) Pretty much everything about Incredibles 2 is superior to its predecessor, from the storyline to the character development, the humor to the heart.‐ Cinematic Considerations
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48% Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom (2018) Fallen Kingdom is vibrant and broad, but lacks the emotional depth and message (director J.A.) Bayona attempts to infuse.‐ Cinematic Considerations
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93% First Reformed (2018) Engaging from start to finish despite its slow-burn pace, "First Reformed" will likely be one of 2018's best independent films with a career-best effort from (Ethan) Hawke.‐ Cinematic Considerations
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88% Ant-Man and the Wasp (2018) In essence, Ant-Man and the Wasp is a rich man's Thor: The Dark World, a film that serves as much an episodic purpose as a cinematic one if not more so.‐ Cinematic Considerations
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46% Skyscraper (2018) Infinitely re-watchable and a lighthearted spectacle of amusingly terrifying heights, Skyscraper defines the notion of a film that's far better than it has any right to be.‐ Cinematic Considerations
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92% The Old Man & the Gun (2018) The Old Man and The Gun is a folktale rather than a biopic, blurring the lines between Tucker and Redford to the point where it doesn't really matter which is speaking.‐ Cinematic Considerations
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29% Venom (2018) If Venom ends up becoming the Green Lantern (that Tom) Hardy makes on the way to something better, then all Hardy's effort will have been worth it.‐ Cinematic Considerations
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62% Bohemian Rhapsody (2018) Bohemian Rhapsody fancies itself like the song, ranging a gambit of genres at an inexplicable fashion and expecting its audience to love the certain absurdity of it all.‐ Cinematic Considerations
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93% Sorry to Bother You (2018) A rollercoaster ride of original, cinematic grandeur that will shock reserved audiences and invigorate viewers looking for fresh perspectives.‐ Cinematic Considerations
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97% Mission: Impossible - Fallout (2018) The thing that truly sets Mission: Impossible - Fallout apart from your average action film is its unwavering commitment to relentless, dynamic fun. Cruise and McQuarrie rev the engines from moment one and take off on the cinematic Autobahn.‐ Cinematic Considerations
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99% Eighth Grade (2018) A visceral, gripping tale, Eighth Grade captures an innate authenticity and sense of place within modern culture for teens and pre-teens both cinematically and emotionally.‐ Cinematic Considerations
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49% Like Father (2018) Wanders aimlessly for much of the 95-minute running time.‐ Cinematic Considerations
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95% Blaze (2018) Blaze is ethereal and emotional, visually captivating and scored with an alluring array of Foley's own tunes sung by musician Ben Dickey.‐ Cinematic Considerations
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