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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
91% Crazy Rich Asians (2018) In the end, though, it would all be for naught if the film didn't have heart and it does. We care deeply about these characters-and the film does, too.‐ Baltimore Magazine
Read More | Posted Aug 17, 2018
3/4 83% The Miseducation of Cameron Post (2018) The Miseducation of Cameron Post has flashes of greatness. And I love its empathic exploration of queer youth, especially from a female perspective.‐ Baltimore Magazine
Read More | Posted Aug 16, 2018
3/4 96% Three Identical Strangers (2018) The less you know about Three Identical Strangers going in the better. It's utterly captivating-an OMG story that truly has to be seen to be believed-but I do wish it had dug just a bit deeper.‐ Baltimore Magazine
Read More | Posted Aug 7, 2018
4/4 98% Eighth Grade (2018) Watching Eighth Grade, you want to gently shake Kayla-and your eighth-grade self-and assure her, "It gets better."‐ Baltimore Magazine
Read More | Posted Jul 27, 2018
3/4 80% Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again (2018) What's not to like? To some people, a summer film means car chases and super heroes. To me, it's a film like this: the cinematic equivalent of a juicy beach read.‐ Baltimore Magazine
Read More | Posted Jul 20, 2018
94% Sorry to Bother You (2018) It has an energy, a punk spirit, and an originality all its own. I can see it becoming the kind of film that plays to raucous crowds at midnight showings on college campuses. ‐ Baltimore Magazine
Read More | Posted Jul 16, 2018
2/4 48% Skyscraper (2018) Skyscraper is ridiculous, but knowingly so (I hope). It just keeps upping the ante in the most absurd ways possible. ‐ Baltimore Magazine
Read More | Posted Jul 12, 2018
3.5/4 99% Won't You Be My Neighbor? (2018) Indeed, going forward, I'm going to ask myself: What Would Fred Rogers Do?‐ Baltimore Magazine
Read More | Posted Jun 22, 2018
3/4 90% Hearts Beat Loud (2018) A lowkey, tenderhearted film that explores a mostly functional and loving relationship between a somewhat immature dad and his somewhat too mature daughter.‐ Baltimore Magazine
Read More | Posted Jun 15, 2018
2.5/4 67% Ocean's 8 (2018) Ocean's 8 is a pleasant two hours, mostly because of, well, that cast and those clothes.‐ Baltimore Magazine
Read More | Posted Jun 11, 2018
3/4 71% Solo: A Star Wars Story (2018) Considering all the turmoil behind it, Solo: A Star Wars Story has no business being as good as it is.‐ Baltimore Magazine
Read More | Posted May 24, 2018
2.5/4 53% Book Club (2018) Book Club completely delivers on the promise of its trailer. Which is to say, if it looks appealing to you, you will probably love it.‐ Baltimore Magazine
Read More | Posted May 18, 2018
3.5/4 94% RBG (2018) I went into RBG as a fan of Bader Ginsburg and I left an even bigger fan, with a greater appreciation of her intellect, her work ethic, her bone-deep decency, and her commitment to justice. ‐ Baltimore Magazine
Read More | Posted May 10, 2018
3/4 No Score Yet Sickies Making Films (2018) You'll learn a lot watchng this film-for example, it was progressives who were the first to call for film censorship, in the name of protecting children and serving the greater good.‐ Baltimore Magazine
Read More | Posted May 3, 2018
3.5/4 86% Tully (2018) All I can say is, may Theron and Cody continue to make witty and whipsmart films about complicated, flawed, and deeply relatable women going forward. Oh yeah, and that Reitman guy can come, too. ‐ Baltimore Magazine
Read More | Posted May 3, 2018
2.5/4 No Score Yet Wobble Palace (2018) Still, young audiences will recognize themselves and their friends and be amused. It's hard not to laugh at these characters, but a little harder to care about them. ‐ Baltimore Magazine
Read More | Posted May 3, 2018
3.5/4 90% Madeline's Madeline (2018) It's newcomer Helena Howard, as Madeline, who gives an utterly mesmerizing, star-making performance.‐ Baltimore Magazine
Read More | Posted May 3, 2018
3/4 94% We the Animals (2018) Jeremiah Zagar's dreamy coming of age film, based on Justin Torres' semi-autobiographical novel, casts a hypnotic spell.‐ Baltimore Magazine
Read More | Posted May 3, 2018
3.5/4 86% Sollers Point (2018) You sense the futility in rooting for him, but you do all the same.‐ Baltimore Magazine
Read More | Posted May 3, 2018
2.5/4 34% I Feel Pretty (2018) Despite its mixed message, the Amy Schumer vehicle has some laughs and charm...The truth is, there is something refreshing about a rom-com that stars a woman who feels relatable.‐ Baltimore Magazine
Read More | Posted Apr 20, 2018
2.5/4 83% Blockers (2018) Blockers may not be the most evolved film out there, but it has a sneaky streak of feminism.‐ Baltimore Magazine
Read More | Posted Apr 6, 2018
3/4 89% Isle of Dogs (2018) It's gorgeous-filled with so many bits of visual whimsy and imaginative detail that it would take several viewings to fully catch them all. And it's idiosyncratic and witty and dark.‐ Baltimore Magazine
Read More | Posted Apr 5, 2018
3/4 92% Love, Simon (2018) Love, Simon has a few sad moments as Simon's mistakes come crashing down around him, but mostly it's a sweet, funny, warm-hearted film.‐ Baltimore Magazine
Read More | Posted Mar 16, 2018
3/4 87% Thoroughbreds (2018) I would argue there's some humanity creeping around the edges of Thoroughbreds-and even a screwed up love story of sorts. You just have to remind yourself that all narrators aren't reliable.‐ Baltimore Magazine
Read More | Posted Mar 15, 2018
2/4 40% A Wrinkle in Time (2018) It's impossible to not cheer for the message of A Wrinkle in Time-But those messages should be conveyed organically, through plot and character. Here, they have all the subtlety of a promoted tweet.‐ Baltimore Magazine
Read More | Posted Mar 8, 2018
3.5/4 97% Black Panther (2018) I loved spending a couple of hours in the Black Panther's magical, transformative world. Mark me down as someone who wants Wakanda to stay isolated.‐ Baltimore Magazine
Read More | Posted Feb 16, 2018
1.5/4 13% Fifty Shades Freed (2018) Finally, we are freed of this franchise.‐ Baltimore Magazine
Read More | Posted Feb 8, 2018
2.5/4 72% Hostiles (2018) Cooper is something of a master of macho poetry-he makes films about taciturn, often violent men who can't fully express the depths of their feelings.‐ Baltimore Magazine
Read More | Posted Jan 26, 2018
4/4 91% Phantom Thread (2018) It's almost impossible to describe Paul Thomas Anderson's Phantom Thread without using words like "sublime" and "ravishing" and "rapturous."‐ Baltimore Magazine
Read More | Posted Jan 18, 2018
2.5/4 89% I, Tonya (2018) [I, Tonya] wants to show the abuse, but suggest that it maaaybe didn't happen that way. To have fun with Tonya and her grotesque mother and her husband's dim-witted friends and then judge us for judging them.‐ Baltimore Magazine
Read More | Posted Jan 4, 2018
3/4 77% All the Money in the World (2017) All in all, I was seduced by this film. It's a gripping suspense thriller and a fabulous portrait of the bottomless nature of greed. ‐ Baltimore Magazine
Read More | Posted Jan 2, 2018
4/4 95% Call Me by Your Name (2018) Despite all its pain, love is always worth it, the film argues-and makes you believe.‐ Baltimore Magazine
Read More | Posted Dec 21, 2017
2.5/4 92% The Shape of Water (2017) The Shape of Water is whimsical, boldly original, defiantly weird, occasionally grotesque, and beautifully shot...yet, despite all of that, the film didn't quite work for me.‐ Baltimore Magazine
Read More | Posted Dec 15, 2017
3/4 30% Wonder Wheel (2017) If you're still open to [Woodie Allen] as an important American artist, this is definitely one to put on your list.‐ Baltimore Magazine
Read More | Posted Dec 8, 2017
3.5/4 91% The Disaster Artist (2017) The Disaster Artist should definitely first be seen in the theater, with a raucous crowd roaring with laughter. But later it should be seen at home where you can also observe the film's sneaky empathy and grace.‐ Baltimore Magazine
Read More | Posted Dec 7, 2017
2.5/4 92% Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri (2017) Despite my reservations, Three Billboards Outside of Ebbing, Missouri is certainly memorably clever and boldly conceived. And any film that allows McDormand to strut her to stuff to this degree can't be all bad.‐ Baltimore Magazine
Read More | Posted Dec 1, 2017
4/4 96% Mudbound (2017) Exploring the resilient spirit and dark underbelly of the Jim Crow South, Dee Rees has created a new American classic.‐ Baltimore Magazine
Read More | Posted Nov 27, 2017
3/4 99% Lady Bird (2017) If Gerwig's cinematic brand is going to be tenderness, feminism, spiky humor, and empathy, count me in.‐ Baltimore Magazine
Read More | Posted Nov 17, 2017
3/4 92% Thor: Ragnarok (2017) The whole cast is great. When you have Idris Elba in a relatively minor role of the all-seeing protector Heimdall, you know your ensemble is stacked. ‐ Baltimore Magazine
Read More | Posted Nov 2, 2017
4/4 96% The Florida Project (2017) Quite simply, one of the best films about childhood ever made.‐ Baltimore Magazine
Read More | Posted Oct 26, 2017
3.5/4 87% Only the Brave (2017) Only the Brave is essentially a war film, with brave commanders and earnest (and not so earnest) young men who love each other fighting a menacing and relentless enemy. ‐ Baltimore Magazine
Read More | Posted Oct 20, 2017
2.5/4 83% Marshall (2017) Marshall isn't particularly interested in going deep on Thurgood Marshall the man-it's more about the Marshall, the myth. That said, what it is is just fine.‐ Baltimore Magazine
Read More | Posted Oct 13, 2017
3.5/4 87% Blade Runner 2049 (2017) On its own merits, Blade Runner 2049 is a very strong film; as a sequel, it's nothing short of brilliant.‐ Baltimore Magazine
Read More | Posted Oct 12, 2017
2.5/4 66% Victoria & Abdul (2017) It's hard not to like Victoria & Abdul-but it's all shiny surfaces. I can't help but to wonder how much deeper Frears might've dug into this rich material had he directed it 20 years ago.‐ Baltimore Magazine
Read More | Posted Oct 5, 2017
3.5/4 85% Battle of the Sexes (2017) With its genius cast, wonderfully calibrated emotional and comic beats, and brilliant 70s mimesis, Battle of the Sexes is slick, commercial filmmaking at its best.‐ Baltimore Magazine
Read More | Posted Sep 28, 2017
2.5/4 69% mother! (2017) mother! is a film that demands to be seen and reckoned with.‐ Baltimore Magazine
Read More | Posted Sep 21, 2017
1/5 34% American Assassin (2017) I can't conceive of a more boring character to revolve your franchise around than Mitch Rapp.‐ Baltimore Magazine
Read More | Posted Sep 15, 2017
85% It (2017) But while It is a good film that is skilled at recreating its milieu, it also made me a little sad. Boys get all the good nostalgia pieces. ‐ Baltimore Magazine
Read More | Posted Sep 14, 2017
85% Ingrid Goes West (2017) The cast is stellar-Ingrid is, objectively, a horrible person, but we feel for her anyway.‐ Baltimore Magazine
Read More | Posted Sep 8, 2017
3.5/4 93% Logan Lucky (2017) Remember how panicked we all were when Soderbergh said he was retiring a few years back? Thank the film gods, there's always one last heist.‐ Baltimore Magazine
Read More | Posted Aug 24, 2017