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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
2.5/4 54% Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets (2017) Valerian is frenetic, trippy, ludicrous fun. Except for when it's not fun. But then it's fun again! And then not fun! Well...you get the picture.‐ Baltimore Magazine
Read More | Posted Jul 20, 2017
2.5/4 73% To the Bone (2017) A fitfully successful exploration of anorexia that plays like a slightly above-average TV movie.‐ Baltimore Magazine
Read More | Posted Jul 20, 2017
4/4 93% Dunkirk (2017) In a time when prestige TV is hogging lots of attention (and deservedly so!), Christopher Nolan's stunning WWII saga makes a pretty strong case for the continued sustenance of film.‐ Baltimore Magazine
Read More | Posted Jul 20, 2017
3/4 92% Spider-Man: Homecoming (2017) So yeah, I liked Spider-Man: Homecoming. I laughed during the funny parts, felt moved during the moving parts, and got excited during the exciting parts. And that Tom Holland -- he seems like a good kid.‐ Baltimore Magazine
Read More | Posted Jul 13, 2017
3.5/4 98% The Big Sick (2017) All the characters are flawed but sympathetic-the film has a true generosity of spirit.‐ Baltimore Magazine
Read More | Posted Jul 6, 2017
3.5/4 85% Okja (2017) It may not end up being my favorite film of the year, but I can easily see it being someone's favorite-hell, I can see it being someone's favorite film of all time. It's that special.‐ Baltimore Magazine
Read More | Posted Jul 6, 2017
3.5/4 94% Baby Driver (2017) It's a wild ride, a highly caffeinated tour de force filled with great action, lots of deadpan humor, and the kind of prevailing coolness that makes you want to drink espresso, troll vintage record stores, and watch old Steve McQueen films when it's over.‐ Baltimore Magazine
Read More | Posted Jun 30, 2017
2.5/4 77% Beatriz at Dinner (2017) I can't quite say I enjoyed it, but I'm not going to forget it that easily, either.‐ Baltimore Magazine
Read More | Posted Jun 29, 2017
3/4 78% The Beguiled (2017) It's clear that [Sofia Coppola] has been itching to make a gothic film and she luxuriates in the genre.‐ Baltimore Magazine
Read More | Posted Jun 29, 2017
2.5/4 78% The Hero (2017) Haley gave Elliott the gift of this career-defining role and Elliott returns the favor by giving a career-best performance.‐ Baltimore Magazine
Read More | Posted Jun 22, 2017
1/4 23% The Book of Henry (2017) I didn't believe a single moment of The Book of Henry. Despite the best efforts of the cast, I laughed when I was supposed to cry and resented the hell out of the film's force fed "life lessons." It's just a good old fashioned stinker.‐ Baltimore Magazine
Read More | Posted Jun 16, 2017
3.5/4 76% My Cousin Rachel (2017) Suffice it so say that director Roger Michall keeps us guessing the whole time. See the film in a crowded theater and enjoy not just the gorgeous settings but the shared fun of delighting in Philip's folly.‐ Baltimore Magazine
Read More | Posted Jun 15, 2017
3.5/4 92% Wonder Woman (2017) Unlike lots of comic book movies, it feels like a work of passion and vision. I sense a filmmaker behind it, not a focus group.‐ Baltimore Magazine
Read More | Posted May 31, 2017
1/4 19% Baywatch (2017) Most of the "jokes," such as they were, have a mean-spirited edge and virtually none of them made me laugh.‐ Baltimore Magazine
Read More | Posted May 25, 2017
3.5/4 93% All This Panic (2017) On top of being entertaining, illuminating, and affecting, the film is beautifully shot -- with gorgeous, hazy light and painterly framing -- it looks like a narrative feature.‐ Baltimore Magazine
Read More | Posted May 12, 2017
2/4 35% Snatched (2017) Snatched definitely has its fair share of laughs, but it could've been so much more.‐ Baltimore Magazine
Read More | Posted May 11, 2017
2/4 82% Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 (2017) Watching it is akin to the experience of being trapped in a room with a Golden Retriever that is repeatedly licking you in the face. You'll emerge slightly happy, somewhat dazed, and covered in slobber.‐ Baltimore Magazine
Read More | Posted May 4, 2017
3/4 100% Rat Film (2016) I can't say that Rat Film is a cheery experience, but it's certainly an indelible one.‐ Baltimore Magazine
Read More | Posted Apr 27, 2017
3.5/4 80% Colossal (2017) With a few false moves, the film could've been an embarrassment. Instead, it's nothing short of a triumph for all involved.‐ Baltimore Magazine
Read More | Posted Apr 20, 2017
2.5/4 69% Gifted (2017) Gifted may not have anything particularly enlightening to say about raising a precocious child, but as a tear jerker/crowd pleaser, it more than gets the job done.‐ Baltimore Magazine
Read More | Posted Apr 20, 2017
1.5/4 26% Unforgettable (2017) The film is so inept, it starts with a teaser of sorts that basically spoils the whole film.‐ Baltimore Magazine
Read More | Posted Apr 20, 2017
2.5/4 66% The Fate of the Furious (2017) The action sequences are not among the series' best -- Fast Five remains the gold standard across the board -- but there are a few gems.‐ Baltimore Magazine
Read More | Posted Apr 13, 2017
2.5/4 60% The Zookeeper's Wife (2017) Despite its flaws, The Zookeeper's Wife is the kind of handsomely-mounted melodrama that will inspire many to bemoan the fact that they don't make them like this anymore.‐ Baltimore Magazine
Read More | Posted Apr 6, 2017
3.5/4 80% Personal Shopper (2017) The beauty of Kristen Stewart -- well, aside from her literal beauty, that is -- is that she can do almost nothing on camera and still be arresting.‐ Baltimore Magazine
Read More | Posted Mar 30, 2017
2.5/4 67% Life (2017) The film is taut and scary; all the spaceship bells and whistles convinced this Luddite, and it contains a couple of the gnarliest death scenes I've seen on film in a while.‐ Baltimore Magazine
Read More | Posted Mar 30, 2017
2.5/4 71% Beauty and the Beast (2017) The film is certainly a spectacle -- so congratulations, Disney CGI wizards! And there's enough talent involved -- not to mention the good bones of the original story and music -- to make it more than watchable‐ Baltimore Magazine
Read More | Posted Mar 23, 2017
3/4 67% Before I Fall (2017) Before I Fall is one of the more pleasant surprises of the year.‐ Baltimore Magazine
Read More | Posted Mar 9, 2017
3/4 76% Kong: Skull Island (2017) You come to Kong: Skull Island to see Kong and the film delivers. He is massive and fierce and formidable, but those moist eyes of his reveal his true sensitivity.‐ Baltimore Magazine
Read More | Posted Mar 9, 2017
3.5/4 99% Get Out (2017) Get Out finds that sweet spot of laughs, chills, and social commentary. It's so flat-out entertaining, you might not even notice how scathing it really is.‐ Baltimore Magazine
Read More | Posted Feb 23, 2017
3/4 89% John Wick: Chapter 2 (2017) The funny thing about John Wick: Chapter 2 is that it's the exact same movie as John Wick: Chapter 1-- and yet somehow manages to work almost as well.‐ Baltimore Magazine
Read More | Posted Feb 17, 2017
2/4 10% Fifty Shades Darker (2017) They should've called this one The Fifty Times I Yawned.‐ Baltimore Magazine
Read More | Posted Feb 9, 2017
2/4 92% Toni Erdmann (2016) While I appreciate that the film contains multitudes -- and, yes, maybe even the spark of genius -- I must confess that I'm not fully down with the hype.‐ Baltimore Magazine
Read More | Posted Feb 3, 2017
3.5/4 89% 20th Century Women (2017) There's that old expression-may you live in interesting times. Mills' addendum to that is: And may you be raised by interesting women.‐ Baltimore Magazine
Read More | Posted Jan 20, 2017
3.5/4 85% Silence (2017) Not all so-called passion projects are able to convey actual passion on screen. This one does. Silence feels like both an ardent reaffirmation of faith and a lonely cry out to God in the dark.‐ Baltimore Magazine
Read More | Posted Jan 12, 2017
3/4 87% A Monster Calls (2017) A Monster Calls is a fairytale about the bogusness of fairytales -- about the reality of unhappy endings and the darkness and light that lives within us all. Guess your kid has to learn about existentialism eventually, right?‐ Baltimore Magazine
Read More | Posted Jan 6, 2017
3.5/4 89% Do Not Resist (2016) Chilling and essential.‐ Baltimore Magazine
Read More | Posted Dec 29, 2016
3/4 98% The Fits (2016) Slow-paced and methodical, filled with arresting long shots.‐ Baltimore Magazine
Read More | Posted Dec 29, 2016
3.5/4 96% Nuts! (2016) Lane's loose, playful, collage-like treatment of the story sets just the right tone.‐ Baltimore Magazine
Read More | Posted Dec 29, 2016
4/4 97% Little Men (2016) Ira Sachs is a director of uncommon empathy and insight. His latest explores the perils of gentrification and the wisdom of the young.‐ Baltimore Magazine
Read More | Posted Dec 29, 2016
3/4 85% Rogue One: A Star Wars Story (2016) I enjoyed this scrappy little movie, the second consecutive one to feature a female heroine.‐ Baltimore Magazine
Read More | Posted Dec 13, 2016
3.5/4 92% La La Land (2016) La La Land is hopeful, even giddy. And Chazelle directs with heaps of style and charm.‐ Baltimore Magazine
Read More | Posted Dec 13, 2016
2/4 75% Miss Sloane (2016) The creators of Miss Sloane probably never imagined that their cynical film would seem downright quaint. Life comes at you fast.‐ Baltimore Magazine
Read More | Posted Dec 9, 2016
4/4 96% Manchester by the Sea (2016) Kenneth Lonergan's Manchester By the Sea is the best film I've seen in 2016. But I'm honestly not sure I can watch it again.‐ Baltimore Magazine
Read More | Posted Dec 1, 2016
3.5/4 97% Hunt for the Wilderpeople (2016) In the hands director Taika Waititi, who mixes sentimentality with spiky, even absurdist humor, it's a remarkable treat.‐ Baltimore Magazine
Read More | Posted Nov 17, 2016
3.5/4 95% The Edge of Seventeen (2016) The performances here are stellar.‐ Baltimore Magazine
Read More | Posted Nov 17, 2016
4/4 94% Arrival (2016) It's easy to say that Denis Villeneuve's tingly sci-fi Arrival is a whole lot of Spielberg with a little bit of Tarkovsky thrown in, but what's remarkable is how much it actually defies the conventions of its genre.‐ Baltimore Magazine
Read More | Posted Nov 11, 2016
4/4 98% Moonlight (2016) Barry Jenkins' Moonlight is a deeply personal, deeply expressive film, unlike anything I've ever seen before.‐ Baltimore Magazine
Read More | Posted Nov 3, 2016
2/4 86% Hacksaw Ridge (2016) Man, I thought most of this film was a load of hooey -- right down to Garfield's tremulous, moist-eyed performance and that sing-songy cornpoke accent of his.‐ Baltimore Magazine
Read More | Posted Nov 3, 2016
2/4 22% American Pastoral (2016) Is McGregor a bad director? Lord knows he's not the first to swing and whiff at Roth. I'll give him a mulligan here.‐ Baltimore Magazine
Read More | Posted Oct 27, 2016
2/4 52% The Accountant (2016) As Christian, Affleck is a mixed bag. Sometimes he plays him with an appropriately affectless and reticent quality. Other times, he can't resist letting loose a bit of his Affleck charm.‐ Baltimore Magazine
Read More | Posted Oct 13, 2016