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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
1/5 36% When We First Met (2018) Adam DeVine's doofy charm helps, but it's not enough to save this Groundhog Day-ish exercise that works hard to put every romantic-comedy genre contrivance into play.‐ Times-Picayune
Read More | Posted Feb 7, 2018
3/5 56% Freak Show (2018) John Hughes died in 2009, but if he were alive today and still making movies, one has to think he would probably be making movies like Freak Show.‐ Times-Picayune
Posted Jan 30, 2018
2/5 73% Hostiles (2018) Hostiles is a very serious film, relentlessly grim and unapologetically grave. It also seems to want badly for people to recognize that it's serious, grim and grave. Like, really, really badly.‐ Times-Picayune
Read More | Posted Jan 24, 2018
3/5 72% Mom and Dad (2018) Think "Home Alone" meets "Straw Dogs" -- with a crazed Nicolas Cage thrown in -- and you've got an idea of the lunacy in store.‐ Times-Picayune
Read More | Posted Jan 17, 2018
5/5 88% The Post (2018) This is movie for its time, one that -- armed with an Oscar-rich cast and crew -- manages to deliver its messages without climbing onto a soapbox and lecturing.‐ Times-Picayune
Posted Jan 9, 2018
4/5 90% I, Tonya (2018) Built on superb performances from Margot Robbie and Allison Janney, it's a warts-and-all portrait of Harding, but one that is also disarmingly sympathetic and revealing.‐ Times-Picayune
Read More | Posted Jan 3, 2018
5/5 92% The Shape of Water (2017) A wonderfully weird love story that plays like an adult fairy tale, it's a fantastical delight, one of those rare start-to-finish treats that succeeds on every level.‐ Times-Picayune
Read More | Posted Dec 20, 2017
3/5 76% Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle (2017) It's pure formula, but Kasdan and company fill in the blanks well in what ends up as a funny and highly entertaining pleasant surprise of a family adventure.‐ Times-Picayune
Posted Dec 19, 2017
4/5 86% Darkest Hour (2017) It scores on any number of technical levels, but it's Oldman's award-worthy performance as Churchill more than anything that proves to be the linchpin to the whole exercise.‐ Times-Picayune
Posted Dec 18, 2017
2/5 30% Wonder Wheel (2017) Like the attraction in the film's title, the wheel turn but it rarely feels like anybody's really going anywhere. ‐ Times-Picayune
Read More | Posted Dec 14, 2017
3/5 91% The Disaster Artist (2017) Franco gets credit for focusing every bit as much on the artist as the disaster - and for taking something most saw as trash and spinning it into something close to treasure.‐ Times-Picayune
Read More | Posted Dec 4, 2017
3/5 78% Sweet Virginia (2017) A taut and twisting bit of atmospheric suspense, it sinks its hooks into its audience early and keeps them on the line for the rest of its affecting and briskly paced story.‐ Times-Picayune
Posted Nov 29, 2017
5/5 93% Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri (2017) A meticulously shot and sharply written character study, it plays like a blend of the Coen brothers and Quentin Tarantino.‐ Times-Picayune
Read More | Posted Nov 21, 2017
3/5 51% Roman J. Israel, Esq. (2017) We all know Denzel Washington is among the best in the business. We expect excellence from him. But that doesn't make it any less enjoyable when he delivers, as he does here.‐ Times-Picayune
Posted Nov 21, 2017
3/5 99% Lady Bird (2017) With a delightful lead performance from Ronan and a breezy script built on universal themes, it effortlessly takes wing to become an embraceable exploration of growing up.‐ Times-Picayune
Posted Nov 16, 2017
4/5 89% 78/52: Hitchcock's Shower Scene (2017) A fascinating look at the most fascinating moment in what is arguably the most fascinating movie in the Hitchcock catalog.‐ Times-Picayune
Read More | Posted Nov 7, 2017
4/5 79% The Killing of a Sacred Deer (2017) While a bit of a slow-starter, when the dam bursts, it bursts, delivering a film that is both darkly comic and deadly serious -- and very weird. (That's a good thing.)‐ Times-Picayune
Posted Nov 3, 2017
2/5 64% Goodbye Christopher Robin (2017) Unlike Milne's Pooh stories, which are cuddly, effortless and embraceable, it is unwieldy and awkward. To borrow a phrase from a certain fluff-stuffed bear: Oh, bother.‐ Times-Picayune
Read More | Posted Nov 2, 2017
4/5 96% The Florida Project (2017) It is at turns charming but unsettling, amusing but poignant, care-free but thought-provoking. But the real story here is Brooklynn Prince, a 6-year-old star in the making.‐ Times-Picayune
Posted Oct 27, 2017
1/5 28% All I See Is You (2017) After a promising start, it fritters away any emotional connection with its audience early on, becoming a cold, meandering and tiresome exercise.‐ Times-Picayune
Posted Oct 26, 2017
1/5 6% Tyler Perry's Boo 2! A Madea Halloween (2017) Sometimes it's stupid-funny, but mostly it's just plain stupid. And sloppy. And that won't matter one bit to fans of Tyler Perry's films.‐ Times-Picayune
Posted Oct 20, 2017
3/5 83% Marshall (2017) Thanks largely to the interplay of Boseman and Gad, it works, and probably better than it should, with its blend of drama, humor and -- best of all -- fist-pumping triumph.‐ Times-Picayune
Posted Oct 12, 2017
3/5 86% American Made (2017) A cocaine-fueled romp that plays like a lightweight blend of Goodfellas and Argo, it's entertaining stuff - as long as you don't expect it to stick to the facts.‐ Times-Picayune
Read More | Posted Sep 28, 2017
3/5 85% Battle of the Sexes (2017) While it threatens at time to lose its focus, its performances -- and its blend of history and humor -- make it a very enjoyable, and recommendable, film.‐ Times-Picayune
Posted Sep 28, 2017
3/5 93% Gook (2017) Like "Clerks" with a conscience.‐ Times-Picayune
Posted Sep 21, 2017
4/5 100% California Typewriter (2017) A surprisingly thoughtful and beautifully shot film that doubles as both a history of and a love letter to the humble typewriter.‐ Times-Picayune
Posted Sep 20, 2017
2/5 32% Home Again (2017) It's sweet enough, but sweetness goes only so far, especially when a movie has as messy and rambling a script as this one does.‐ Times-Picayune
Read More | Posted Sep 7, 2017
4/5 81% Patti Cake$ (2017) On paper, it's familiar stuff. In practice, though -- and with Danielle Macdonald in the lead role -- it becomes an altogether sweet and amiable triumph.‐ Times-Picayune
Posted Aug 29, 2017
4/5 92% Good Time (2017) An engaging journey to the dark side, thanks to Robert Pattinson's lead turn, which adds a layer of emotional resonance to what ends up an uncommonly intriguing crime drama.‐ Times-Picayune
Posted Aug 23, 2017
3/5 93% Logan Lucky (2017) A fun and unpretentious romp that benefits from smart pacing, likeable characters and a stick-it-to-the-man undercurrent that helps keep things moving along.‐ Times-Picayune
Posted Aug 16, 2017
3/5 69% Annabelle: Creation (2017) It has its share of horror tropes, but once it gets going, it's got a steady intensity that feels more akin to The Conjuring than the original Annabelle. ‐ Times-Picayune
Read More | Posted Aug 9, 2017
3/5 38% Kidnap (2017) A tense and satisfying genre exercise, it shows that 1) there's something to be said for a film that delivers on its promises and 2) don't mess with Halle Berry.‐ Times-Picayune
Posted Aug 1, 2017
3/5 91% A Ghost Story (2017) Some movies are valuable because they provide answers. This one works because it asks tough questions, then leaves it up to the audience to do the heavy lifting.‐ Times-Picayune
Read More | Posted Jul 28, 2017
4/5 93% Dunkirk (2017) Even with its overly complicated structure and scarcity of emotion, it's no exaggeration to call it a technical masterpiece, offering a stunning look at a key moment in WWII.‐ Times-Picayune
Posted Jul 19, 2017
3/5 90% Girls Trip (2017) It might not transcend the friends-behaving-badly genre, but it does manage its share of naughty laughs and token emotion, all with New Orleans serving as a fetching backdrop.‐ Times-Picayune
Read More | Posted Jul 19, 2017
3/5 92% Spider-Man: Homecoming (2017) While working inside the rigid confines of the Marvel blueprint, it manages to work equally well as a superhero movie and a teen comedy.‐ Times-Picayune
Posted Jul 3, 2017
4/5 78% The Beguiled (2017) An elegant and efficient period thriller that, while perhaps not ringing with resonance, is still an engrossing and well-told yarn.‐ Times-Picayune
Read More | Posted Jun 29, 2017
1/5 60% Despicable Me 3 (2017) There's enough there to make young children and dullards laugh. But when all you've got comedically is the occasional flash of bare Minion booties, you've got problems.‐ Times-Picayune
Posted Jun 29, 2017
4/5 93% Baby Driver (2017) A subtly innovative blend of cars, guns, music and old-school cool, it's also one of those increasingly rare creatures in Hollywood: an undeniably original movie.‐ Times-Picayune
Posted Jun 27, 2017
2/5 55% 47 Meters Down (2017) Dumb-dumb. Dumb-dumb. Dumb-dumb-dumb-dumb-dumb-dumb-dumb-dumb-dumb-dumb-dumb-dumb...‐ Times-Picayune
Posted Jun 15, 2017
3/5 88% It Comes At Night (2017) Despite what the film's marketing says, it's not a horror film, and it doesn't function well as one. But it is a pretty darn good dark psychological thriller. ‐ Times-Picayune
Read More | Posted Jun 9, 2017
3/5 76% My Cousin Rachel (2017) It's no small thing to leave viewers with unanswered questions but still making them satisfied they've gotten a full movie experience. Roger Michell does that here.‐ Times-Picayune
Read More | Posted Jun 8, 2017
2/5 16% The Mummy (2017) There's a Jekyll-and-Hyde dynamic at work here. While the movie at its core boasts a fun, fast-moving vibe, its awkward, franchise-serving midsection undermines much of that.‐ Times-Picayune
Read More | Posted Jun 7, 2017
2/5 86% The Wedding Plan (2017) While it has its charms, it ultimately feels more 'something old' than it does 'something new.'‐ Times-Picayune
Read More | Posted Jun 2, 2017
3/5 86% The Lovers (2017) As much as anything, it's propelled by unflinching honesty, which helps it become a smart, surprising and funny study in grown-up emotion.‐ Times-Picayune
Read More | Posted May 24, 2017
3/5 80% Chuck (2017) Without that backstory, it would be a fairly unremarkable, fairly familiar ride. But with it, and with a fine turn from Liev Schreiber, it scraps its way to respectability.‐ Times-Picayune
Read More | Posted May 17, 2017
4/5 84% God Knows Where I Am (2017) Above all, it's a very human story and a very well-told one -- which, in the end, makes it very hard to forget.‐ Times-Picayune
Read More | Posted May 3, 2017
4/5 95% Graduation (Bacalaureat) (2017) A tale of corruption and decay that thrums with an undercurrent of discomforting familiarity.‐ Times-Picayune
Read More | Posted May 3, 2017
2/5 90% Their Finest (2017) The wholesomeness and embraceable spirit will strike a chord with the sort of moviegoer drawn to such a film. But that doesn't mean it's as good as it could have been.‐ Times-Picayune
Read More | Posted Apr 20, 2017
4/5 87% The Lost City of Z (2017) It moves along nicely, but it never feels rushed. Rather, it slows just enough for audiences to become seduced by the perilous beauty of the jungle -- just as Fawcett did.‐ Times-Picayune
Read More | Posted Apr 19, 2017