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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
3/4 72% Bad Times at the El Royale (2018) The film makes a suspenseful dive down a long and twisting rabbit hole.‐ Toronto Star
Read More | Posted Oct 11, 2018
3.5/4 88% First Man (2018) When the Eagle finally lands on the moon in First Man, the picture truly soars.‐ Toronto Star
Read More | Posted Oct 11, 2018
3/4 91% Studio 54 (2018) Tyrnauer documents it all with journalistic rigour, building his film around the bittersweet memories of the reclusive Schrager... and those of former Studio 54 employees, publicists and patrons.‐ Toronto Star
Read More | Posted Oct 11, 2018
2/4 31% Venom (2018) At some future gala event where Tom Hardy is being feted for his incredible acting career, the clip from Venom will be the one that gets the audience laughing.‐ Toronto Star
Read More | Posted Oct 4, 2018
3/4 89% The Old Man & the Gun (2018) Redford thoroughly enjoys himself in a role that's perfect for his age (82) and personality.‐ Toronto Star
Read More | Posted Oct 4, 2018
3/4 85% The Sisters Brothers (2018) Equal parts comedy, drama, love story and horror story, the saga simply refuses to be easily lassoed.‐ Toronto Star
Read More | Posted Oct 4, 2018
4/4 90% A Star Is Born (2018) It's Cooper's first time as director and Gaga's first major movie role, but you'd never guess it from the skill and passion they bring to the project.‐ Toronto Star
Read More | Posted Oct 4, 2018
2/4 28% Night School (2018) Night School's sextet of writers, Hart being one of them, have a lot of individual jokes they want to tell. But nothing really adds up to a whole story and there's nothing they want to say.‐ Toronto Star
Read More | Posted Sep 27, 2018
4/4 100% ANTHROPOCENE: The Human Epoch (2018) To say that there are no easy answers to planetary woes is to state the obvious. But the film seeks to reveal rather than lecture, in the hope that our eyes will convince our brains to act before it's too late.‐ Toronto Star
Read More | Posted Sep 27, 2018
3/4 86% Colette (2018) Purists may cavil, but only if they insist on overlooking the abundant charms of this handsomely decorated, costumed and scored production, which has more than a whiff of Merchant and Ivory films about it and also a good deal of self-aware amusement.‐ Toronto Star
Read More | Posted Sep 27, 2018
3/4 82% My Generation (2017) The film wisely resists the standard documentary technique of stringing together a series of talking heads - no small temptation, given the famous people rounded up for reminiscing.‐ Toronto Star
Read More | Posted Sep 26, 2018
3/4 78% Fahrenheit 11/9 (2018) A movie that begins as a... lament about Trump ends with hope for the future - but only, Moore persuasively insists, if citizens everywhere pay attention and get involved.‐ Toronto Star
Read More | Posted Sep 20, 2018
1.5/4 11% Life Itself (2018) The whole film is rather consumed with itself...‐ Toronto Star
Read More | Posted Sep 20, 2018
2/4 67% The House with a Clock in Its Walls (2018) Contains very few real scares and even less of a story.‐ Toronto Star
Read More | Posted Sep 20, 2018
3/4 87% Love, Gilda (2018) "My biggest motivation has always been love," Radner wrote in another of her diary entries. The feeling comes through in Love, Gilda, prompting us to return it in kind.‐ Toronto Star
Read More | Posted Sep 20, 2018
2/4 33% The Predator (2018) The movie pays big-time homage to 1980s cinema, including an action score that sounds like something Spielberg would have thrown away.‐ Toronto Star
Read More | Posted Sep 13, 2018
3/4 82% Juliet, Naked (2018) The plot is really secondary to the piece, which is not something I'd ever expect to say about a work conceived by Nick Hornby.‐ Toronto Star
Read More | Posted Aug 30, 2018
3/4 92% Support the Girls (2018) [Hall] anchors the antics with mother-hen authority that doesn't disguise a bone-deep melancholy about how she ended up where she's at. She feels real, stuck in a situation that's a lot like real life.‐ Toronto Star
Read More | Posted Aug 23, 2018
1.5/4 22% The Happytime Murders (2018) What starts off as an amusing idea quickly crosses the line from lewd to crude, with sex jokes both visual and verbal that don't improve with repetition.‐ Toronto Star
Read More | Posted Aug 23, 2018
3/4 93% Nico, 1988 (2018) Dyrholm is aces as Nico. She uncannily summons the singer's brooding performing style, along with her many complications.‐ Toronto Star
Read More | Posted Aug 16, 2018
3/4 92% Crazy Rich Asians (2018) The movie really just wants to entertain people.‐ Toronto Star
Read More | Posted Aug 14, 2018
3/4 82% Puzzle (2018) Turtletaub goes deep on character, allowing Macdonald and Khan to reveal details of their lives, and also their dreams and fears, in a manner that's as natural as the charming piano score.‐ Toronto Star
Read More | Posted Aug 9, 2018
2/4 45% The Meg (2018) A Jaws knockoff designed to give Jason Statham meaningful employment where he can grunt heroically and cash a cheque bearing many zeroes, now that he has reached the Steven Seagal phase of his career.‐ Toronto Star
Read More | Posted Aug 9, 2018
3.5/4 95% BlacKkKlansman (2018) Set in the late 1970s but informed by the here and now, it's fuelled by righteous anger against racial hatred and anti-Semitism, leavened by scathing wit.‐ Toronto Star
Read More | Posted Aug 9, 2018
2.5/4 72% Christopher Robin (2018) Christopher Robin may be gloomier than past Pooh pursuits, but its message of personal redemption is considerably deeper.‐ Toronto Star
Read More | Posted Aug 2, 2018
2/4 49% The Spy Who Dumped Me (2018) [Kunis] and McKinnon make a great pair, but the buddy-comedy aspects of the story keep getting sabotaged by violence.‐ Toronto Star
Read More | Posted Aug 2, 2018
3.5/4 99% Eighth Grade (2018) Everybody who has been through eighth grade needs to see Eighth Grade.‐ Toronto Star
Read More | Posted Jul 19, 2018
2.5/4 53% Rampage (2018) It's not a good film; it's actually a supremely silly one. But with Dwayne Johnson once again flexing his pecs in the cause of popcorn distraction, it's not entirely bereft of amusements, either.‐ Toronto Star
Read More | Posted Jul 12, 2018
2.5/4 46% Skyscraper (2018) Belief is willingly suspended, on account of dumb summer fun.‐ Toronto Star
Read More | Posted Jul 12, 2018
3.5/4 95% Three Identical Strangers (2018) A documentary with a story so outlandish it might well have been rejected by a Hollywood studio had a screenwriter pitched it as the basis of a fictional movie.‐ Toronto Star
Read More | Posted Jul 12, 2018
3.5/4 94% Sorry to Bother You (2018) The story occasionally meanders and the jokes don't always land, but there's an energy and creativity to the film that reminds me of early Spike Lee movies.‐ Toronto Star
Read More | Posted Jul 12, 2018
3/4 88% Whitney (2018) Whitney Houston just wanted to dance with somebody who loved her. But life moved too fast for the tragic pop diva.‐ Toronto Star
Read More | Posted Jul 12, 2018
1.5/4 52% Boundaries (2018) A movie with no reason to exist apart from setting into motion an otherwise interesting cast, led by Christopher Plummer and Vera Farmiga.‐ Toronto Star
Read More | Posted Jul 5, 2018
3.5/4 100% Leave No Trace (2018) It speaks in hushed voices, makes few fast moves and requires the viewer to infer a lot about its characters - and also to fear for their safety.‐ Toronto Star
Read More | Posted Jul 5, 2018
3/4 88% Ant-Man and the Wasp (2018) The film cuts superheroes and their oh-so-serious issues down to size.‐ Toronto Star
Read More | Posted Jul 5, 2018
2.5/4 54% The First Purge (2018) The most terrifying thought is that in both this fictional movie franchise and in real life, the worst is yet to come.‐ Toronto Star
Read More | Posted Jul 5, 2018
3.5/4 97% Marlina the Murderer in Four Acts (2018) Marlina the Murderer in Four Acts recalls the oaters of Sergio Leone and his brethren, all right, but it upends the usual male concerns for some serious and satisfying feminist payback.‐ Toronto Star
Read More | Posted Jun 28, 2018
2.5/4 63% Sicario: Day of the Soldado (2018) Somehow Soldado gets by, thanks to strong performances. ‐ Toronto Star
Read More | Posted Jun 28, 2018
2/4 89% American Animals (2018) It hits the usual genre beats, and plays a predictable rock soundtrack as it lurches between comedy and drama, but neither the story nor the characters really mesh.‐ Toronto Star
Read More | Posted Jun 21, 2018
3/4 91% Hearts Beat Loud (2018) This is a movie you not only want to see, but also to put on the turntable.‐ Toronto Star
Read More | Posted Jun 21, 2018
2/4 48% Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom (2018) It's time for these dinos to become extinct again.‐ Toronto Star
Read More | Posted Jun 21, 2018
3/4 94% Beast (2018) A jagged but memorable feature... that slowly yields its truths.‐ Toronto Star
Read More | Posted Jun 14, 2018
3/4 94% Incredibles 2 (2018) No longer so incredible - and in truth, they never really were - Brad Bird and the Parrs are now happy just to be thought of as reliably entertaining.‐ Toronto Star
Read More | Posted Jun 14, 2018
3/4 49% Superfly (2018) Director X nods to the original movie but also smartly insists on finding more within its violently pursued "American Dream" narrative.‐ Toronto Star
Read More | Posted Jun 12, 2018
2.5/4 68% Ocean's 8 (2018) It's less Mission: Impossible and more Caper: Ridiculous, with contrivance piled upon coincidence in its elaborate diamond-theft narrative to the point where even the most generous viewer may lose patience.‐ Toronto Star
Read More | Posted Jun 7, 2018
3/4 No Score Yet Metamorphosis (2018) Shock, awe and alarm as Nova Ami and Velcrow Ripper aim a poetic lens at a rapidly changing world.‐ Toronto Star
Read More | Posted Jun 7, 2018
4/4 89% Hereditary (2018) Hereditary is a great horror movie.‐ Toronto Star
Read More | Posted Jun 7, 2018
3/4 80% Black Cop (2017) Bowles expands an earlier short into an engrossing and uncompromising feature debut...‐ Toronto Star
Read More | Posted May 31, 2018
3/4 86% Let the Sunshine In (Un beau soleil intérieur) (2018) [An] elegantly observed romance about a divorced woman searching for "one real love" in a city of lupine losers.‐ Toronto Star
Read More | Posted May 31, 2018
3.5/4 93% First Reformed (2018) First Reformed deserves all praise.‐ Toronto Star
Read More | Posted May 31, 2018