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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
82% Me and Earl and the Dying Girl (2015) The film is unabashedly manipulative. It is the type that wins hearts not because it is particularly inventive but because everything in it is comfortably familiar.‐ Rappler
Read More | Posted Apr 23, 2018
80% The Revenant (2015) Its indulgences are largely worth it, resulting in an experience that even without a straightforward narrative is exactly what cinema is all about‐ Rappler
Read More | Posted Apr 23, 2018
85% Hail, Caesar! (2016) You simply can't peel your eyes off the screen as Hollywood nears self-destruction but manages to survive with all its virtues and immorality intact.‐ Rappler
Read More | Posted Apr 23, 2018
29% Insurgent (2015) Sadly, the better-than-okay performances cannot salvage Insurgent from being dull beyond recognition. ‐ Rappler
Read More | Posted Apr 23, 2018
82% Ant-Man (2015) [Ant-Man] proves that the best superheroes are not the ones with the greatest of powers but are the ones with the most humble of desires.‐ Rappler
Read More | Posted Apr 23, 2018
70% Beauty and the Beast (2017) in the film's adamant refusal to differentiate itself from its predecessor, its more pronounced message about diversity and acceptance becomes muddled.‐ Rappler
Read More | Posted Apr 23, 2018
25% Fifty Shades of Grey (2015) [Fifty Shades of Grey] simply never gets anything right.‐ Rappler
Read More | Posted Apr 23, 2018
91% The Grand Budapest Hotel (2014) The Grand Budapest Hotel is such an ode to the old world, and to those who have immortalized it in words and pictures.‐ Rappler
Read More | Posted Apr 23, 2018
16% Transformers: The Last Knight (2017) Be warned. Be very warned. Transformers: The Last Knight, the 5th movie in the inexplicably lucrative franchise inspired from Hasbro's popular line of toy robots from the 80's, is almost 3 excruciating hours of chaos.‐ Rappler
Read More | Posted Apr 23, 2018
48% X-Men: Apocalypse (2016) In the end, Apocalypse becomes just another bloated entry in a franchise that has established a certain bit of goodwill by accomplishing to become more than just irrelevant entertainment.‐ Rappler
Read More | Posted Apr 23, 2018
71% Jurassic World (2015) Sadly, Trevorrow's ambitious set-up is betrayed by a filmmaking style that blatantly lacks personality.‐ Rappler
Read More | Posted Apr 23, 2018
86% Hacksaw Ridge (2016) Hacksaw Ridge is morally confused. While it tells a great story of human achievement, its methods of telling it reflects tendencies that betray its own message.‐ Rappler
Read More | Posted Apr 23, 2018
38% Smurfs: The Lost Village (2017) In an age where infusing revived properties with progressive ideals has become a fad, The Lost Village is mostly fluff with some level of relevance underneath all the hues and hubris.‐ Rappler
Read More | Posted Apr 23, 2018
97% Coco (2017) There really is something deliciously morbid about how Lee Unkrich and Adrian Molina depict the afterlife with such irresistible color and verve, with jovial skeletons seemingly without a care in the world.‐ Rappler
Read More | Posted Apr 23, 2018
22% Inferno (2016) It has all the elegance and culture in the world as part of its arsenal but only ends up being very flat and lousy. Like talkative Langdon on the plane to Turkey, the film talks too much and then not at all.‐ Rappler
Read More | Posted Apr 23, 2018
27% Warcraft (2016) The film is all too eager to keep itself dumb. It prevents itself from exploring the exciting repercussions of molding a universe that is opening itself to a conflict that resembles one of our own.‐ Rappler
Read More | Posted Apr 23, 2018
84% Loving Vincent (2017) The film is often arrestingly captivating but the cost of that is great. Its biggest problem is that it crawls at a near glacial pace, with only its unique look serving as anchor for comfort. ‐ Rappler
Read More | Posted Apr 23, 2018
87% Straight Outta Compton (2015) It's all good. The film may be whitewashed, but it has its heart in the right place. Straight Outta Compton is precise in the emotions it wants to evoke. ‐ Rappler
Read More | Posted Apr 23, 2018
16% The Circle (2017) The Circle starves for authentic humor to make that impact it yearns for, yet it only offers stagnant and dull drama, and it ends up too self-righteous to really make a dent.‐ Rappler
Read More | Posted Apr 23, 2018
14% Paranormal Activity: The Ghost Dimension (2015) The plots were rehashed, with each sequel dumping bits and pieces of an extended storyline more as an excuse to develop a profitable franchise.‐ Rappler
Read More | Posted Apr 23, 2018
88% Pete's Dragon (2016) The film's most magical moments are not from when the humans come to acknowledge the existence of a dragon, but from when the dragon, who has been portrayed as intimidating and monstrous, has all the heart, soul and kindness of a human boy.‐ Rappler
Read More | Posted Apr 23, 2018
50% Tomorrowland (2015) Tomorrowland is such a bundle of good cheer, steering away from the cynicism that has been rendered commonplace by the type of summertime spectacles we have today. ‐ Rappler
Read More | Posted Apr 23, 2018
85% Rogue One: A Star Wars Story (2016) With a smaller piece of the Star Wars pie, it was able to retreat from the convenient confines of fantasy and closer to the real world.‐ Rappler
Read More | Posted Apr 23, 2018
71% Ferdinand (2017) The now-glossier cartoon succeeds in its very roundabout way of telling its tale. Ferdinand inspires young viewers to be comfortable in their own skin even amid societal expectations.‐ Rappler
Read More | Posted Apr 23, 2018
44% Rough Night (2017) All in all, Rough Night offers really nothing more than just the same vulgarity and goofiness that films that follow the same formula of supposedly fun nights with friends unexpectedly turning awry.‐ Rappler
Read More | Posted Apr 23, 2018
51% Rampage (2018) In Rampage's case, the bigger it gets, the blander. The film is one gigantic waste of time, one that not even Johnson, the MSG of Hollywood blockbusters, can salvage.‐ Rappler
Read More | Posted Apr 19, 2018
95% A Quiet Place (2018) Krasinski is able to command complete quietude, even if the temptation to breathe louder as a normal effect of efficient horror is too immense to resist. ‐ Rappler
Read More | Posted Apr 19, 2018
36% Resident Evil: The Final Chapter (2017) The Final Chapter is an unexpectedly stylish take on everything that Anderson has done before.‐ Rappler
Read More | Posted Apr 11, 2018
83% Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 (2017) The film is brashly inventive despite its being a franchise picture.‐ Rappler
Read More | Posted Apr 10, 2018
63% The Magnificent Seven (2016) Despite all its problems, The Magnificent Seven offers decent fun.‐ Rappler
Read More | Posted Apr 10, 2018
76% The Good Dinosaur (2015) The film is truly ravishing, with nearly all of its frames gorgeous enough to be paraded on the walls of an art-starved home.‐ Rappler
Read More | Posted Apr 10, 2018
75% The BFG (2016) Absolutely gorgeous.‐ Rappler
Read More | Posted Apr 10, 2018
30% Independence Day: Resurgence (2016) It is best to treat the movie as camp, a film that is so gloriously bad, that it is strangely hilarious.‐ Rappler
Read More | Posted Apr 10, 2018
50% Maleficent (2014) Maleficent imagines itself to be hip and modern. It is not.‐ Rappler
Read More | Posted Apr 10, 2018
93% Star Wars: Episode VII - The Force Awakens (2015) Abrams ups the ante by infusing the old-fashioned tale with seemingly progressive ideals.‐ Rappler
Read More | Posted Apr 10, 2018
57% Insidious: Chapter 3 (2015) Chapter 3 is still mostly too enamored by the lousy lore it stubbornly latches on, making it a less effective scarer than it imagines itself to be. ‐ Rappler
Read More | Posted Apr 10, 2018
93% Mission: Impossible Rogue Nation (2015) McQuarrie is smart enough to wrap the film's indulgent narrative twists and turns within a formula that has provided Hitchcock's films with the leeway for clever storytelling.‐ Rappler
Read More | Posted Apr 10, 2018
68% Cars 3 (2017) It is a hodgepodge of inspirational films and in all its earnest effort to be simply pleasant, it forgets to be thoroughly enjoyable.‐ Rappler
Read More | Posted Apr 10, 2018
85% Star Trek Beyond (2016) In spite of all the seeming lack of ambition, the film remains to be delightful amid its stubborn reliance on tried and tested tactics.‐ Rappler
Read More | Posted Apr 10, 2018
9% Fantastic Four (2015) A noisy, hideous, and viciously cumbersome movie.‐ Rappler
Read More | Posted Apr 10, 2018
84% Under the Skin (2014) It is a film that unwaveringly starts with the absurd, only to end up with an observation that is as simple as it is profound. ‐ Rappler
Read More | Posted Apr 10, 2018
70% The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 2 (2015) Part 2 staggers under the weight of the source material's ambition.‐ Rappler
Read More | Posted Apr 10, 2018
43% The Angry Birds Movie (2016) It is as if the film acknowledges the fact that its very existence is silly, and the most that it can do is to ride with the silliness and treat itself as one giant joke.‐ Rappler
Read More | Posted Apr 10, 2018
35% Blair Witch (2016) Doesn't make an effort to stray away from the genre's tired tropes and clichés.‐ Rappler
Read More | Posted Apr 10, 2018
46% Maze Runner: The Scorch Trials (2015) It is a true sequel, a film that cannot exist on its own terms, with nothing new to offer except more of the same.‐ Rappler
Read More | Posted Apr 9, 2018
73% Black Mass (2015) Cooper is far too obsessed with Whitey Bulger and his vulgar atrocities.‐ Rappler
Read More | Posted Apr 9, 2018
63% Unfriended (2015) It is just one unsurprising death after another.‐ Rappler
Read More | Posted Apr 9, 2018
97% It Follows (2015) Mitchell takes the unavoidability of sex as a hotbed of creeping terror, and successfully conjures demons out of the necessary and pleasurable.‐ Rappler
Read More | Posted Apr 9, 2018
56% Minions (2015) It betrays its own motivation of being purely for kids with its failed endeavors to bridge its grating humor to thinking adults.‐ Rappler
Read More | Posted Apr 9, 2018
83% Godzilla Resurgence (Shin Godzilla) (2016) Seamlessly blends majestic spectacle with such resounding soul.‐ Rappler
Read More | Posted Apr 9, 2018