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T-Meter Title | Year
.5/4 35% Shaft (2019) This movie is 'ruin your childhood' bad, right down to the hideous auto-tuned end credits song they chose to use instead of the original 'Theme From Shaft.' - RogerEbert.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 14, 2019
4/4 95% The Last Black Man in San Francisco (2019) Jimmie's story is a slow ballad, a tragic ode, a dirty limerick, a wistful lament and a heartbreaking elegy. It's a tribute to the notion of home that we all carry. - RogerEbert.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 7, 2019
3/4 71% All Is True (2019) Purists may have a field day with All Is True, and it does have a tendency to lag, but I found myself thinking about it days after I'd seen it. - RogerEbert.com EDIT
Read More | Posted May 10, 2019
3/4 88% Chasing Portraits (2019) I felt a strong connection to the director's desire to bond with her ancestors through art. - RogerEbert.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 26, 2019
3/4 93% Rafiki (2019) A lyrical ode to finding a kindred spirit amidst an uncaring majority. - RogerEbert.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 19, 2019
2.5/4 50% A Dark Place (Steel Country) (2019) A conventional murder mystery with an unconventional lead character. - RogerEbert.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 12, 2019
.5/4 53% The Best of Enemies (2019) This movie isn't just tone-deaf, it's ass backwards. Did the filmmakers read the room before dropping this insulting malarkey into theaters? - RogerEbert.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 5, 2019
2.5/4 55% Yardie (2019) The film is saddled with an extraneous narration that mercilessly distracts the viewer. - RogerEbert.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 15, 2019
2/4 56% The Hummingbird Project (2019) This one works overtime, shifting gears repeatedly without once providing enough substance for the viewer to engage. - RogerEbert.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 15, 2019
2.5/4 12% Tyler Perry's A Madea Family Funeral (2019) Madea's last hurrah is Perry's best film since his most dramatically successful I Can Do Bad All By Myself. - RogerEbert.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 1, 2019
1/4 38% Donnybrook (2019) I like my sleaze 100% pure; this movie is covered in Sleaze-Whiz. - RogerEbert.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 15, 2019
2/4 76% Mega Time Squad (2019) I still retain a tween boy's affection for movies that dare to be this goofy. - RogerEbert.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 15, 2019
1/4 47% Under the Eiffel Tower (2019) There's no reason for you to see Under the Eiffel Tower unless you enjoy being tortured for 87 minutes. - RogerEbert.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 8, 2019
2/4 34% King of Thieves (2019) King of Thieves is a disappointing mess that lacks both suspense and a clear identity. Not even the occasional joy of seeing these fine actors riff with one another can save it. - RogerEbert.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 25, 2019
3.5/4 100% Breslin and Hamill: Deadline Artists (2018) Though their names are in the title, the real stars of Breslin and Hamill: Deadline Artists are the words they wrote. - RogerEbert.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 25, 2019
1/4 93% Don't Come Back from the Moon (2019) For a movie that is supposedly about the consequences of absentee fathers, it sure has little of importance to say about the families they desert. The Moon deserves better symbolism. - RogerEbert.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 18, 2019
3.5/4 93% Stan & Ollie (2019) The clichés are there, but its heart beats loud enough for us to embrace and forgive them. - RogerEbert.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 27, 2018
4/4 95% If Beale Street Could Talk (2019) Jenkins' decision to let the original storyteller live and breathe throughout If Beale Street Can Talk is a wise one. - RogerEbert.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 10, 2018
1.5/4 65% Tyrel (2018) I've seen far worse movies this year, but I've not seen one that left me feeling as indifferent and bored as this one. - RogerEbert.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 5, 2018
3/4 100% The World Before Your Feet (2018) This well-made and intriguing documentary isn't about New York so much as it is about an unusual idea seen to fruition. - RogerEbert.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 21, 2018
3/4 84% Creed II (2018) Creed II falls victim to the sins of sequelitis-it's bigger, louder and more grandiose than its predecessor-yet manages to right itself by not losing focus on the humanity of its central characters. - RogerEbert.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 19, 2018
4/4 99% Amazing Grace (2019) 'Amazing Grace' is two days of Baptist church condensed to 90 minutes and injected directly into your soul. - RogerEbert.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 14, 2018
2.5/4 73% Chef Flynn (2018) For a film whose subject rightfully demands to be seen as more than just a kid, Chef Flynn does way too much coddling. - RogerEbert.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 9, 2018
2/4 23% Nobody's Fool (2018) Nobody's Fool wastes its comic goodwill and performances by wallowing in the same tired story elements Tyler Perry has been milking on TV and in his movies for decade. - RogerEbert.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 2, 2018
82% The Other Side of the Wind (2018) The notion of Welles inadvertently begetting Cannibal Holocaust and The Blair Witch Project is far more delicious than anything presented in this 122-minute edit of his last film. - Denver Westword EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 31, 2018
1.5/4 36% Viper Club (2018) It relies on infuriating, heart-tugging tricks that do not inform and simply do not work. - RogerEbert.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 26, 2018
2/4 83% My Dinner with Hervé (2018) A paint-by-numbers biopic. - RogerEbert.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 19, 2018
2/4 62% The Oath (2018) There oughta be a law against casting Tiffany Haddish in a movie that squanders her talents. - RogerEbert.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 12, 2018
2.5/4 90% Studio 54 (2018) It feels a bit too tame. - RogerEbert.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 5, 2018
3.5/4 97% Hale County This Morning, This Evening (2018) As a record of African-American imagery, it's not just an evaluation of 'how we are seen,' it's also a corrective that replaces stereotype with visual poetry. - RogerEbert.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 14, 2018
3.5/4 97% I Am Not a Witch (2018) Nyoni does an excellent job of keeping an absurd tone while losing none of the gravity of the situation. - RogerEbert.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 7, 2018
3.5/4 91% Crime + Punishment (2018) That rare kind of important documentary that's compelling enough to possibly enact change. - RogerEbert.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 24, 2018
3/4 79% Alpha (2018) There's a pleasant, old-fashioned feel to Alpha. It plays like one of those Disneynature movies with sharper edges. - RogerEbert.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 17, 2018
4/4 96% BlacKkKlansman (2018) [Lee] is firing on all cylinders here. BlacKkKlansman is a true conversation starter, and probably a conversation ender as well. - RogerEbert.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 7, 2018
2/4 73% Christopher Robin (2018) Christopher Robin can't reconcile its darkness and its light. - RogerEbert.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 3, 2018
64% Dolemite (1975) Dolemite is a good entry point for those curious about Rudy Ray Moore's cinematic output. - RogerEbert.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 1, 2018
3/4 99% McQueen (2018) If nothing else, "McQueen" is a staggeringly beautiful piece of filmmaking. - RogerEbert.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 20, 2018
4/4 94% Blindspotting (2018) Like all great movies, Blindspotting is a force to be reckoned with and wrestled with. No matter where you land in your assessment, your expectations are guaranteed to be shattered. - RogerEbert.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 20, 2018
2.5/4 96% Robin Williams: Come Inside My Mind (2018) One is left feeling that this is the generically structured and tamer 'approved' version of a much richer story. - RogerEbert.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 13, 2018
3.5/4 95% Custody (Jusqu'à la garde) (2018) Emotionally bruising but not without some glimmer of hope. - RogerEbert.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 29, 2018
2.5/4 49% Superfly (2018) You'll have fun, but you won't be challenged. - RogerEbert.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 13, 2018
3.5/4 98% Won't You Be My Neighbor? (2018) Bring Kleenex. Lots of it. - RogerEbert.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 8, 2018
1.5/4 88% American Animals (2018) How you feel about this film hinges solely on whether you think this redemption is warranted. I did not. - RogerEbert.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 1, 2018
2/4 32% Fahrenheit 451 (2018) Just read the book, folks. - RogerEbert.com EDIT
Read More | Posted May 18, 2018
.5/4 9% Kings (2018) Kings is clueless about its subject matter. - RogerEbert.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 27, 2018
.5/4 27% Traffik (2018) There isn't an honest moment in all 96 minutes of Traffik. - RogerEbert.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 20, 2018
1.5/4 38% An Ordinary Man (2018) Nothing in An Ordinary Man rings true; not the location, nor the performances nor the story. - RogerEbert.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 13, 2018
19% Tyler Perry's Acrimony (2018) Despite all its Fatal Attraction-style trappings, Acrimony is a bloated drama at odds with itself and its characters. Who exactly are we supposed to root for here? - Village Voice EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 4, 2018
3/4 53% Ismael's Ghosts (Les fantômes d'Ismaël) (2018) The film feels very personal, as if writer/director Arnaud Desplechin were sorting out his thoughts, processes and demons onscreen. - RogerEbert.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 23, 2018
1.5/4 90% Isle of Dogs (2018) This is a film where a character is literally whitewashed, an act that makes him more agreeable afterwards. Isle of Dogs treats this as a sight gag. It plays more like a confession. - RogerEbert.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 23, 2018