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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
C- 36% Glass (2019) Shyamalan - who was so keen on exposing film conventions in his prime - ironically turns "Glass" into a mockery of his past works. This film should've shattered expectations, and it ends up feeling broken. ‐ The Only Critic
Read More | Posted Jan 18, 2019
C 57% A Dog's Way Home (2019) It would've been nice had this irresistibly charming puppy been taught a new bag of tricks.‐ The Only Critic
Read More | Posted Jan 12, 2019
B- 40% The Upside (2019) You won't find any surprises, but then again at least The Upside tries to establish itself as its own separate body of schmaltzy cinema ready for mass intake. ‐ The Only Critic
Read More | Posted Jan 12, 2019
C 79% Ben is Back (2018) Julia Roberts and Lucas Hedges can't sustain well intentioned, but messy Ben Is Back‐ The Only Critic
Read More | Posted Jan 9, 2019
C 53% Escape Room (2019) Escape Room as nifty and erratic as it first appears, eventully steers a predictiable path and struggles to solve its own contrived puzzle‐ The Only Critic
Read More | Posted Jan 3, 2019
C 62% Bird Box (2018) For as effective as Bullock's portrayal comes across, Bier leaves too much on the table in terms of mythology, and aside from brief drawings and shadows in the corridors, the monsters remain unseen (a tactic that works, until it doesn't). ‐ The Only Critic
Read More | Posted Dec 30, 2018
D 10% Holmes and Watson (2018) Holmes and Watson occasionally showcases the wholesome bromance that Ferrell and Reilly have created over their career - but in this instance, the duo can't crack the code of the film's own self indulgence and clueless execution.‐ The Only Critic
Read More | Posted Dec 26, 2018
C- 31% Welcome to Marwen (2018) Lacking any kind of emotional resonance, Welcome To Marwen could be the worst film of both Steve Carell and Robert Zemeckis's career.‐ The Only Critic
Read More | Posted Dec 22, 2018
A- 64% Vice (2018) Christian Bale is the gold standard here and he propels Adam McKay's wild biopic with fierce electricity. One of my favorite films of 2018. ‐ The Only Critic
Read More | Posted Dec 18, 2018
C+ 64% Aquaman (2018) Aquaman - for the DC Universe - is better than expected. But if you understand the cinematic inconsistencies within the franchise then you know that's not a complement.‐ The Only Critic
Read More | Posted Dec 16, 2018
B 92% Bumblebee (2018) Bumblebee remembers its geared toward the youngsters, and doesn't forget to sprinkle a touch of humanity along the way. At last, this could be the Transformers flick you've all been anticipating.‐ The Only Critic
Read More | Posted Dec 16, 2018
C 59% Vox Lux (2018) Natalie Portman and Jude Law anchor the sails of "Vox Lox's" crazy madness, but they can't stop director Brady Colbert from tethering too far into the abyss.‐ The Only Critic
Read More | Posted Dec 16, 2018
B+ 78% Mary Poppins Returns (2018) This sequel is as sweet and savory as a spoonful of sugar! Emily Blunt dazzles. ‐ The Only Critic
Read More | Posted Dec 12, 2018
B- 52% Mowgli: Legend of the Jungle (2018) Sometimes, gritty doesn't always translate to quality, but I liked "Mowgli" despite its clunky and silly third act. ‐ The Only Critic
Read More | Posted Dec 5, 2018
B- 62% Mary Queen of Scots (2018) Solid performances from Saoirse Ronan and Margot Robbie make this often sluggish venture somewhat bearable. ‐ The Only Critic
Read More | Posted Dec 4, 2018
A- 97% Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse (2018) Just when you thought superhero films had played every narrative card in the cliché handbook, along comes Sony's animated "Spider-Man: Into The Spider-Verse" to completely revitalize a character whose been retooled, revamped, and reset one too many times.‐ The Only Critic
Read More | Posted Nov 29, 2018
B+ 83% Creed II (2018) It's a miracle that after eight films in the franchise, the formula can still pull the emotional punches regarding: fathers, redemption, loneliness, family - and somehow remain fresh.‐ The Only Critic
Read More | Posted Nov 23, 2018
B+ 88% Ralph Breaks the Internet (2018) Ralph Breaks The Internet is a welcome return for Disney's most unlikely band of misfits, but the style, tone, and creative components all breath life into this turbo charged satire that knows never to take itself too seriously. ‐ The Only Critic
Read More | Posted Nov 22, 2018
D- 16% Robin Hood (2018) Let's hope this updated Robin Hood isn't successful enough to warrant a sequel promised before the closing credits. This is one storybook that needs to remain closed. ‐ The Only Critic
Read More | Posted Nov 20, 2018
B 59% The Front Runner (2018) Jackman proves an inspired actor to embody the public figure, downplaying his own persona, while still conveying Hart's appeal. ‐ The Only Critic
Read More | Posted Nov 18, 2018
B+ 91% Widows (2018) McQueen creates a tightly wound thriller which defies genre norms, and puts a spin on a formula utilized frequently. Reminding audiences that we must embrace these scarcely made character driven pictures when given to us. ‐ The Only Critic
Read More | Posted Nov 18, 2018
B 38% Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald (2018) It's commendable entertainment, except I'm not sure how fans will take to the realization that Grindelwald is a bridge in the franchise. If the idea of five more sequels is appealing to you, hunker down for the long haul. ‐ The Only Critic
Read More | Posted Nov 15, 2018
B- 94% Wildlife (2018) Paul Dano's directorial debut paints an emotionally distant picture‐ The Only Critic
Read More | Posted Nov 14, 2018
B- 82% Instant Family (2018) Mark Whalberg and Rose Byrne, being the talented actors they are, at least keep you laughing and invested through the jagged storytelling. ‐ The Only Critic
Read More | Posted Nov 14, 2018
B 82% Green Book (2018) Strong performances from both Ali and Mortensen make this formulaic ride hard to resist. ‐ The Only Critic
Read More | Posted Nov 13, 2018
B- 92% The Ballad of Buster Scruggs (2018) So the results are mixed in that Buster Scruggs is considered a feature film, and thus the anthology episodes should be taken individually rather than cohesively.‐ The Only Critic
Read More | Posted Nov 11, 2018
B 81% Overlord (2018) Overlord is like Inglorious Bastards meets Saving Private Ryan meets Resident Evil and comes exactly as advertised. ‐ The Only Critic
Read More | Posted Nov 9, 2018
C 58% The Grinch (2018) A franticly paced diversion that should produce massive chuckles from your kiddos. Further proving that the wholesomeness of Dr. Seuss remains timeless. ‐ The Only Critic
Read More | Posted Nov 9, 2018
D+ 34% The Nutcracker and the Four Realms (2018) Realms feels like the mouse house just took bits from Alice In Wonderland, A Wrinkle in Time, and The Chronicles of Narnia and recycled them into a straight to DVD release that accidentally made it to theaters. ‐ The Only Critic
Read More | Posted Oct 31, 2018
A- 99% The Guilty (Den skyldige) (2018) The Guilty takes the audience on a stunner of a journey, a circus act that manages to balance not only the events on screen, but your own psychological state as a whole.‐ The Only Critic
Read More | Posted Oct 29, 2018
D- 37% Hunter Killer (2018) Save yourself some time and steer clear from this illogical excuse of mainstream cinema. ‐ The Only Critic
Read More | Posted Oct 26, 2018
C 62% Bohemian Rhapsody (2018) Bohemian Rhapsody desperately wants the accolade of being a greatest hits album, and ends up playing more like a one hit wonder. ‐ The Only Critic
Read More | Posted Oct 25, 2018
B+ 79% Halloween (2018) Michael Myers is scary again folks, and it feels so invigorating to stake such a claim. The filmmakers layer the perfect balance of tension, humor, and slashings to respectively turn in a nostalgic throwback to the John Carpenter glory days. ‐ The Only Critic
Read More | Posted Oct 17, 2018
B+ 97% The Hate U Give (2018) The Hate U Give doesn't condescend the audience (or its characters), rather offering a sparring glimpse that, by telling these stories, we can glide through our racially divided country with the goal of bringing some of us together. ‐ The Only Critic
Read More | Posted Oct 17, 2018
B+ 92% The Old Man & the Gun (2018) If this happens to be Robert Redford's cheery ride into the sunset, he does so with style. ‐ The Only Critic
Read More | Posted Oct 14, 2018
A 88% First Man (2018) Once Chazelle throws us into orbit, First Man plays the moon landing so matter of factly, that it makes films like Apollo 13 look childish. ‐ The Only Critic
Read More | Posted Oct 10, 2018
C+ 74% Bad Times at the El Royale (2018) El Royale gets a slight pass because of the edgy content and I'll always be game for Hamm sporting a thick Southern drawl, and Jeff Bridges playing a stone-cold preacher with an interesting past, but it's Chris Hemsworth who steals the show.‐ The Only Critic
Read More | Posted Oct 10, 2018
B 90% A Star Is Born (2018) The obvious question to ask is 'Why go and see A Star Is Born for the fourth time?' Because, essentially, this film steers the same narrative path from previous installments (almost too closely). The answer is easy: her name is Lady Gaga. ‐ The Only Critic
Read More | Posted Oct 10, 2018
D 28% Night School (2018) Even Hart is better than this. But neither he nor Haddish have the ability to save what's in front of them. While I give them credit for trying their hardest, it's still not enough to pass the test. ‐ The Only Critic
Read More | Posted Oct 10, 2018
C 66% The House with a Clock in Its Walls (2018) The Jack Black fantasy has some magic lurking underneath, but has no tick. ‐ The Only Critic
Read More | Posted Oct 10, 2018
B- 85% A Simple Favor (2018) You'd think A Simple Favor - attempting to be the snazzy and sophisticated thriller it thinks it is - wouldn't hurl so many red herrings at the audience.‐ The Only Critic
Read More | Posted Oct 10, 2018
D+ 13% Life Itself (2018) This movie is so awful, I almost want to cancel my Amazon subscription out of principle ‐ The Only Critic
Read More | Posted Oct 10, 2018
B 32% The Predator (2018) When Black employs a tactic and sticks with his brains - like an evolving predator - he can't be stopped.‐ The Only Critic
Read More | Posted Oct 10, 2018
C- 26% The Nun (2018) This lackluster horror flick won't convert any new prophets ‐ The Only Critic
Read More | Posted Oct 10, 2018
D+ 12% Peppermint (2018) Peppermint leaves you with a bitter aftertaste ‐ The Only Critic
Read More | Posted Oct 10, 2018
B 83% Juliet, Naked (2018) A wholesome and screwball comedy‐ The Only Critic
Read More | Posted Oct 10, 2018
C+ 60% Operation Finale (2018) Solid performances prevent World War II drama Operation Finale from being total bust‐ The Only Critic
Read More | Posted Oct 10, 2018
B+ 75% Never Goin' Back (2018) Never Goin' Back, on the surface, has the appearance of another low-ball stoner comedy, but ends up being a sweetly natured buddy flick, that would do the likes of Cheech and Chong very proud ‐ The Only Critic
Read More | Posted Oct 10, 2018
B+ 92% Searching (2018) Despite the story being less inspired than you'd want or the tricks not being as clever as the filmmakers would anticipate - the concept is a bold one, told effectively and pieced together with precision.‐ The Only Critic
Read More | Posted Oct 10, 2018
C+ 23% The Happytime Murders (2018) There's plenty to laugh at and indulge in The Happytime Murders and I think the voice-work by Barretta is a sensational highlight. Proving there's a solid comedy lurking beneath a script that struggles to find beats and moments when necessary.‐ The Only Critic
Read More | Posted Oct 10, 2018