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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
3/4 65% Vice (2018) To watch a movie about this secretive man, and to laugh frequently throughout, is an impressive accomplishment. Especially when it delivers a lesson in political history in the form of a cautionary tale.‐ Tulsa World
Read More | Posted Dec 26, 2018
2.5/4 80% At Eternity's Gate (2018) With "At Eternity's Gate," go for van Gogh and stay for Dafoe's measured excellence.‐ Tulsa World
Read More | Posted Dec 13, 2018
3.5/4 93% The Favourite (2018) It's complex and daring, with a focus on three women's relationships amid devious scheming, profane dialogue and political threats reminiscent of "Veep" and slapstick that would make the Three Stooges proud.‐ Tulsa World
Read More | Posted Dec 13, 2018
4/4 96% Roma (2018) "Roma" is the cinematic equivalent of poetry, full of moments gentle and traumatizing, with a focus on people's lives that can feel precise and small and monumental all at the same time.‐ Tulsa World
Read More | Posted Dec 10, 2018
2.5/4 82% Green Book (2018) "Green Book" disappoints as purely a feel-good Racism 101 type of comedy-drama, almost feeling like a "this is how things used to be" presentation when "things haven't changed as much as you think" is closer to the truth.‐ Tulsa World
Read More | Posted Nov 21, 2018
2.5/4 80% Boy Erased (2018) A movie about this controversial subject needed a more original approach to achieve more of an impact.‐ Tulsa World
Read More | Posted Nov 21, 2018
2.5/4 83% Creed II (2018) "Creed II" doesn't pack the same punch, either emotionally or in the ring, but as with seven "Rocky" movies before it, longtime fans will still be cheering by the end of this sequel.‐ Tulsa World
Read More | Posted Nov 21, 2018
3/4 98% Can You Ever Forgive Me? (2018) It's an intimate, measured character study, kind of like a good book you might spend a weekend curled up with, wondering where the time went.‐ Tulsa World
Read More | Posted Nov 8, 2018
2/4 94% Wildlife (2018) This is a movie that delights in confusion and in not giving its viewers enough of a reason to stay interested in that murkiness of its very unlikable characters.‐ Tulsa World
Read More | Posted Nov 8, 2018
3/4 68% Beautiful Boy (2018) When it comes to depicting drug addiction, "Beautiful Boy" doesn't show us much that we haven't seen before in movies, but it gets the emotions just right.‐ Tulsa World
Read More | Posted Nov 5, 2018
3.5/4 97% The Hate U Give (2018) The Hate U Give is a defining film of 2018.‐ Tulsa World
Read More | Posted Oct 25, 2018
3.5/4 92% The Old Man & the Gun (2018) The Old Man & the Gun is one of the year's best movies, and at 93 minutes it is one of the best recent examples I can think of regarding that Roger Ebert adage: "No good movie is too long and no bad movie is short enough."‐ Tulsa World
Read More | Posted Oct 18, 2018
3.5/4 88% First Man (2018) Ryan Gosling is exceptionally restrained in a performance that, if all you know about Armstrong is that he was notoriously private (but not reclusive), will convince you of his conviction.‐ Tulsa World
Read More | Posted Oct 12, 2018
3/4 90% A Star Is Born (2018) A Star is Born isn't a perfect movie, but it is a darned entertaining one.‐ Tulsa World
Read More | Posted Oct 4, 2018
2/4 66% The House with a Clock in Its Walls (2018) The film has about five too many poop jokes.‐ Tulsa World
Read More | Posted Sep 21, 2018
3/4 84% The Wife (2018) Close is that one person who makes The Wife engaging.‐ Tulsa World
Read More | Posted Sep 13, 2018
2.5/4 26% The Nun (2018) It works as an old-school thrill ride with modern effects, and sometimes, that's enough when there's no last ride through Phantasmagoria in your future.‐ Tulsa World
Read More | Posted Sep 7, 2018
1.5/4 23% The Happytime Murders (2018) The Happytime Murders is a bad time at the movies.‐ Tulsa World
Read More | Posted Aug 24, 2018
3/4 91% Crazy Rich Asians (2018) [Crazy Rich Asians is] also about old Chinese traditions, but more than that it is an excellent representation of contemporary China that the world has long been missing.‐ Tulsa World
Read More | Posted Aug 17, 2018
3.5/4 95% BlacKkKlansman (2018) There's a lot going on here, and Lee massages it all into a powerful film that can be appreciated by blacks and whites, men and women, young and old alike.‐ Tulsa World
Read More | Posted Aug 9, 2018
3/4 99% Eighth Grade (2018) Eighth Grade is an awkward coming-of-age comedy done well.‐ Tulsa World
Read More | Posted Aug 3, 2018
1.5/4 49% The Spy Who Dumped Me (2018) Possessing too much action and almost no laughs, this is the kind of movie that a two-minute trailer can make look fun but which can't deliver for two hours.‐ Tulsa World
Read More | Posted Aug 3, 2018
3/4 97% Mission: Impossible - Fallout (2018) Mission: Impossible - Fallout is a finely crafted entertainment machine meant to deliver summer-movie satisfaction, and after six chapters, I'm ready for more.‐ Tulsa World
Read More | Posted Jul 27, 2018
1.5/4 48% Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom (2018) In other words, there's nothing in "Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom" that you haven't seen before, other than the third of the movie that finds the dinosaurs locked inside cages so small they can barely move, which isn't very exciting.‐ Tulsa World
Read More | Posted Jun 22, 2018
3/4 94% Incredibles 2 (2018) Gifted Pixar filmmaker Brad Bird returns to his creation and plays to all of his wonderful characters' strengths.‐ Tulsa World
Read More | Posted Jun 14, 2018
2.5/4 69% Ocean's 8 (2018) Plot is what is too often missing in "Ocean's 8," but assets like a slick plan and Hathaway providing more ham than a ham sandwich can make up for some liabilities.‐ Tulsa World
Read More | Posted Jun 7, 2018
2/4 89% Hereditary (2018) Hereditary takes itself too seriously, it's too long, too predictable and frequently frustrating. ‐ Tulsa World
Read More | Posted Jun 7, 2018
2.5/4 70% Solo: A Star Wars Story (2018) "Solo: A Star Wars Story" isn't necessary in the grand scheme of all things "Star Wars."‐ Tulsa World
Read More | Posted May 24, 2018
3/4 83% Deadpool 2 (2018) It's one of the funniest movies you'll see this year, visually spectacular and consistently entertaining.‐ Tulsa World
Read More | Posted May 18, 2018
3/4 85% Avengers: Infinity War (2018) This is a wildly entertaining movie but one that leaves too many unanswered questions.‐ Tulsa World
Read More | Posted Apr 27, 2018
2/4 89% You Were Never Really Here (2018) Maybe the film will be best enjoyed by those who are hammered.‐ Tulsa World
Read More | Posted Apr 26, 2018
2/4 35% I Feel Pretty (2018) "I Feel Pretty," at its core, feels like the kind of movie that Schumer would have previously mocked as something she would never make‐ Tulsa World
Read More | Posted Apr 20, 2018
3/4 89% Isle of Dogs (2018) If "Isle of Dogs" is somewhat lesser Anderson, it's still more creative than 90 percent of what you'll see on the screen this year.‐ Tulsa World
Read More | Posted Apr 12, 2018
2.5/4 66% Come Sunday (2018) A thoughtful and enlightening if less-than-dynamic film powered by an exceptional Chiwetel Ejiofor performance.‐ Tulsa World
Read More | Posted Apr 12, 2018
3/4 95% A Quiet Place (2018) It works to make us react with our most basic human reactions, like fear and love, and that is what makes A Quiet Place a scary movie that children and parents can appreciate.‐ Tulsa World
Read More | Posted Apr 6, 2018
3.5/4 72% Ready Player One (2018) It's the decade in which Spielberg shaped so many of our pop-culture ideals, and with Ready Player One, he is masterfully back in the game, and that makes us all winners.‐ Tulsa World
Read More | Posted Mar 29, 2018
3/4 42% A Wrinkle in Time (2018) In a movie landscape that sees too few films embrace such messages of positivity, it was refreshing to see characters express love and compassion so freely.‐ Tulsa World
Read More | Posted Mar 15, 2018
1/4 51% Tomb Raider (2018) I reserve "hate" for movies I find personally offensive. Tomb Raider offends only in that it is brainless, boring and pointless.‐ Tulsa World
Read More | Posted Mar 15, 2018
2/4 46% Red Sparrow (2018) Lawrence looks like she's having fun playing spy vs. spy, but she's far too talented to waste her time on movies this mediocre.‐ Tulsa World
Read More | Posted Mar 8, 2018
1.5/4 89% Annihilation (2018) You might like this misguided mess of a fantasy if you like movies that keep their secrets so well, for so long, that the stakes lessen and you stop caring.‐ Tulsa World
Read More | Posted Mar 1, 2018
3/4 84% Game Night (2018) This is high-grade adventure-comedy laughs, thanks to someone using their cranium to create something more than a trivial pursuit.‐ Tulsa World
Read More | Posted Feb 22, 2018
3/4 87% Foxcatcher (2014) Foxcatcher is a scary story told in a quietly disturbing way, with the tragic triangle of men a creepy battle between one warped individual with all the riches and two men who desire some of those resources.‐ Tulsa World
Read More | Posted Feb 15, 2018
1.5/4 44% The Gambler (2014) Wahlberg loses, and The Gambler craps out.‐ Tulsa World
Read More | Posted Feb 15, 2018
2.5/4 51% Unbroken (2014) Unbroken is competent at best, and we know that Zamperini was a great man. But he was more than the sum of this movie's parts.‐ Tulsa World
Read More | Posted Feb 15, 2018
3/4 72% Big Eyes (2014) Adams is marvelous and with each film she shows how great an artist she has become.‐ Tulsa World
Read More | Posted Feb 15, 2018
2.5/4 71% Into the Woods (2014) Although the comedy works, [its] detriments take away any heart that the film hoped to achieve, leading to an ending that finds the characters uniting out of exasperation, rather than any purpose.‐ Tulsa World
Read More | Posted Feb 15, 2018
2.5/4 28% Annie (2014) Few will leave the theater exclaiming "Leapin' Lizards!" - but you can bet your bottom-dollar that there's a good time to be had here.‐ Tulsa World
Read More | Posted Feb 15, 2018
2/4 30% Exodus: Gods and Kings (2014) The one thing that people approaching Exodus: Gods and Kings from either a religious or secular background will be able to agree upon is a lack of faith in Scott's devotion to making a good film.‐ Tulsa World
Read More | Posted Feb 15, 2018
3/4 81% The Homesman (2014) The Homesman is a dark, complex story of gender issues and changing conventions on the frontier, and in an era that sees this genre fading, Jones has made a Western winner.‐ Tulsa World
Read More | Posted Feb 15, 2018
1/4 33% Horrible Bosses 2 (2014) Horrible Bosses 2 is morons on parade.‐ Tulsa World
Read More | Posted Feb 15, 2018