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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
3/4 82% Game Night (2018) Farce is a beast to get right in movies. The fact that Game Night hits the mark more often than it hits a wall is cause for cheering. Jason Bateman and Rachel McAdams make sure its always party time. Talk about fun company. They're it. ‐ Rolling Stone
Read More | Posted Feb 21, 2018
3.5/4 88% Annihilation (2018) Alex Garland's bracing brainteaser has the courage of its own ambiguity. You work out the answers in your own head, in your own time, in your own dreams, where the best sci-fi puzzles leave things. Get ready to be rocked.‐ Rolling Stone
Read More | Posted Feb 21, 2018
3/4 84% The Party (2018) Potter's movie may be too small to leave a substantial legacy. But you can't take your eyes off it as ace actors, led by a deliciously acerbic Patricia Clarkson, serve up hilarious verbal fireworks that knock the wind out of you.‐ Rolling Stone
Read More | Posted Feb 17, 2018
3/4 71% Double Lover (L'amant double) (2018) Francois Ozon's good twin/bad twin thriller puts dull Hollywood twaddle like Fifty Shades Freed to shame with its wild, wanton ride into the subconscious. Prepare for a mindblower. ‐ Rolling Stone
Read More | Posted Feb 15, 2018
3.5/4 93% Loveless (Nelyubov) (2018) A couple goes looking for their missing son and exposes the corrupt soul of Putin-era Russian in an Oscar-nominated stunner that means to shake you and does. ‐ Rolling Stone
Read More | Posted Feb 15, 2018
2.5/4 25% The 15:17 to Paris (2018) Eastwood terrorist thriller casts three American heroes to play themselves. They had never acted before and as far as I'm concerned their record is clean, leaving the gripping, complex movie that might have been frustratingly out of reach.‐ Rolling Stone
Read More | Posted Feb 8, 2018
0/4 12% Fifty Shades Freed (2018) two hours of cruel and unusual punishment . The zero-star rating may be too kind‐ Rolling Stone
Read More | Posted Feb 8, 2018
4/4 97% Black Panther (2018) Say this about Black Panther, which raises movie escapism very near the level of art: You've never seen anything like it in your life.‐ Rolling Stone
Read More | Posted Feb 6, 2018
0.5/4 14% Winchester (2018) It shouldn't happen to anyone, much less a Dame - not a movie of such barreling awfulness that it strands the great Helen Mirren in a gothic house of cards that collapses on actors and audiences alike.‐ Rolling Stone
Read More | Posted Feb 5, 2018
3.5/4 93% A Fantastic Woman (Una mujer fantástica) (2018) This indelibly moving film - Chile's entry in the Oscar race for Best Foreign film - features a performance of surpassing beauty and tenderness from Daniela Vega, an openly transgender actress seizing her moment with stirring authenticity. ‐ Rolling Stone
Read More | Posted Jan 31, 2018
3.5/4 90% The Insult (L'insulte) (2018) Director Ziad Doueiri's Best Foreign-Language Film Oscar nominee from Lebanon is a crackling legal thriller that boils down centuries of Middle Eastern conflict into one reckless insult - and lets the sparks fly‐ Rolling Stone
Read More | Posted Jan 26, 2018
2/4 43% Maze Runner: The Death Cure (2018) Cheers to star Dylan O'Brien for returning to complete his starring role after his serious stunt injury in Maze 2, but the third time's a yawn for this YA dystopia series‐ Rolling Stone
Read More | Posted Jan 26, 2018
3/4 84% The Final Year (2018) What chills most about this doc is how unprepared Team Obama was for the victory of Team Trump and the ease with which many of its hard-won policies could be unraveled. Welcome to our new national nightmare.‐ Rolling Stone
Read More | Posted Jan 18, 2018
2.5/4 54% 12 Strong (2018) This is not a movie with time on its hands for character development or scrappy political discussions. What 12 Strong does deliver is a rousing tribute to soldiers whose contributions went unheralded for years. ‐ Rolling Stone
Read More | Posted Jan 18, 2018
1.5/4 26% Proud Mary (2018) This dipshit drivel guns down Taraji P. Henson's bid for action-hero glory - and it should be ashamed of itself for wasting such talent.‐ Rolling Stone
Read More | Posted Jan 14, 2018
2.5/4 58% The Commuter (2018) Jaume Collet-Serra's gleefully absurd thriller gives star Liam Neeson a chance to play 'Taken' on a Train and the tension flames on such a high burner that you won't realize the whole thing doesn't add up until after you leave the theater. ‐ Rolling Stone
Read More | Posted Jan 10, 2018
3/4 69% Happy End (2017) Austrian writer-director Michael Haneke has made many a masterpiece. Sadly, his latest isn't one of them. Yet this cinematic poke in the eye about an upper class family imploding still exerts a perverse fascination.‐ Rolling Stone
Read More | Posted Jan 4, 2018
3/4 79% Film Stars Don't Die in Liverpool (2017) What an astounding actress Annette Bening is. And she's at her very best playing Gloria Grahame, a screen siren of the 1940s and 1950s, who faced a health crisis in her final days with the help of a new love (a terrific Jamie Bell). ‐ Rolling Stone
Read More | Posted Dec 29, 2017
3/4 82% Molly's Game (2018) Aaron Sorkin's directorial debut gives "poker queen" Molly Bloom the royal treatment she deserves. Star Jessica Chastain proves as eloquent in silence as she does in speech and deals audiences a winning hand.‐ Rolling Stone
Read More | Posted Dec 25, 2017
3.5/4 73% Hostiles (2018) The continuously astounding Christian Bale is one of our best film actors, and he's at his peak in Hostiles, a powderkeg of a western, written and directed in a soulful fever by Scott Cooper.‐ Rolling Stone
Read More | Posted Dec 25, 2017
3.5/4 91% Phantom Thread (2018) Paul Thomas Anderson and Daniel Day Lewis, both in peak form, use the fashion world to tackle the agony and euphoria of creation. Taking full measure of Phantom Thread may require more than one viewing. Our advice for now: just sit back and behold. ‐ Rolling Stone
Read More | Posted Dec 21, 2017
3/4 77% All the Money in the World (2017) At the 11th-hour, Ridley Scott worked magic to replace scandal-plagued Kevin Spacey with Christopher Plummer, who plays John Paul Getty with "magisterial skill" in this fact-based kidnap thriller. ‐ Rolling Stone
Read More | Posted Dec 21, 2017
1.5/4 55% The Greatest Showman (2017) Amazingly, a virtuoso Hugh Jackman as P.T. Barnum, spare-no-expense production values and a score by Oscar (La La Land) and Tony (Dear Evan Hansen) winners Ben Pasek and Justin Paul add up to a shrill blast of nothing ‐ Rolling Stone
Read More | Posted Dec 21, 2017
3.5/4 51% Downsizing (2017) With deeply felt performances from Matt Damon and Hong Chau and startling special effects in miniature, Alexander Payne's sci-fi satire brims over with the pleasures of the unexpected.‐ Rolling Stone
Read More | Posted Dec 19, 2017
2.5/4 76% Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle (2017) This updated Jumanji can't outrun the clichés on its tail, but its puppy-eagerness to please is hard to resist. And Jack Black steals every scene he's in. ‐ Rolling Stone
Read More | Posted Dec 19, 2017
3.5/4 88% The Post (2018) Steven Spielberg's tense, terrific new drama, with Streep and Hanks at their finest, celebrates the passionate bond between a free press and every thinking human being, however diminished the species in Trump's America. ‐ Rolling Stone
Read More | Posted Dec 18, 2017
3.5/4 91% Star Wars: The Last Jedi (2017) Rian Johnson's middle chapter in the current Star Wars trilogy is the epic you've been looking for. Capped by Mark Hamill in the performance of his career, it points the way ahead to a next generation of skywalkers - and, thrillingly, to a new hope.‐ Rolling Stone
Read More | Posted Dec 14, 2017
3.5/4 89% I, Tonya (2018) A never-better Robbie and Janney hold up a mirror to the tabloid America most of us ignore or dismiss - and make us see ourselves reflected in it, too. I, Tonya is funny as hell, but the pain is just as real. You'll laugh till it hurts. ‐ Rolling Stone
Read More | Posted Dec 6, 2017
3/4 30% Wonder Wheel (2017) Woody's Allen's period drama feels more like a stage play than a film - its claustrophobic atmosphere can be stifling. But Kate Winslet is a bonfire that burns through every scene.‐ Rolling Stone
Read More | Posted Dec 1, 2017
3.5/4 92% The Shape of Water (2017) Del Toro is a world-class film artist and he proves it in this Cold War romance about a mute cleaning lady (Sally Hawkins, unforgettable) who falls for an amphibious creature. Don't t analyze how del Toro does it. Just dive in. There's magic in it.‐ Rolling Stone
Read More | Posted Nov 27, 2017
3.5/4 91% The Disaster Artist (2017) James Franco is firing on all his creative cylinders in this comic bonanza about Tommy Wiseau, the worst filmmaker of the 21st century. Franco hits a new career peak by making sure his film is as heartfelt as it is hilarious.‐ Rolling Stone
Read More | Posted Nov 27, 2017
3.5/4 97% Coco (2017) Pixar's Day-of-the-Dead gem pays loving tribute to Mexican culture with animation that brims over with visual pleasures, comic energy and emotional wallop. ‐ Rolling Stone
Read More | Posted Nov 22, 2017
3.5/4 86% Darkest Hour (2017) Hello, Oscar! Gary Oldman gives the performance of the year as Winston Churchill in director Joe Wright's rip-roaring take on the celebrated Prime Minister's first tumultuous month in office. ‐ Rolling Stone
Read More | Posted Nov 21, 2017
4/4 96% Call Me by Your Name (2018) One of the very best films of the year. Guadagnino, a master cinema sensualist, and his award-caliber actors Chalamet, Hammer and Stuhlbarg create a love story for the ages and a new film classic. Let it in.‐ Rolling Stone
Read More | Posted Nov 21, 2017
81% The Best Intentions (1992) August keeps a discreet distance from the harsher realities, making The Best Intentions must viewing only if you find diluted Bergman better than no Bergman at all.‐ Rolling Stone
Read More | Posted Nov 20, 2017
2.5/4 85% Wonder (2017) Starring a terrific Jacob Tremblay as a bullied boy with facial deformities and Julia Roberts as his mom, this drama based on the R. J. Palacio book that nearly everyone has read and wept over has surprising dimension and delicacy.‐ Rolling Stone
Read More | Posted Nov 19, 2017
3/4 51% Roman J. Israel, Esq. (2017) Whatever faults you find in Roman J. Israel, Esq as a movie - it tends to meander - there is no disputing the start-to-finish excellence of Denzel Washington in the title role. ‐ Rolling Stone
Read More | Posted Nov 16, 2017
2.5/4 40% Justice League (2017) Jason Momoa as Aquaman and Ezra Miller as Flash are bright spots in this fractured coming together of DC's heavy hitters, but the film takes so many happy pills it almost overdoses on them. Sometimes shadows need to fall to show us what to be scared of. ‐ Rolling Stone
Read More | Posted Nov 16, 2017
3.5/4 96% Mudbound (2017) Dee Rees's story of one black and one white family struggling in the WW II-era South is a fiercely intimate epic that couldn't be more timely. Mary J. Blige should be on every Oscar list for best supporting actress.‐ Rolling Stone
Read More | Posted Nov 16, 2017
2.5/4 58% Murder On The Orient Express (2017) Branagh is upstaged by his moustache as master detective Hercule Poirot. His retro mystery offers a deluxe journey to the past, but this pokey train goes off the rails about the time all the characters, except for Poirot, cease to matter. ‐ Rolling Stone
Read More | Posted Nov 8, 2017
4/4 93% Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri (2017) Frances McDormand is phenomenal in this surefire awards contender from Martin McDonagh-it's a renegade masterpiece that will get you good. ‐ Rolling Stone
Read More | Posted Nov 8, 2017
3/4 83% My Friend Dahmer (2017) A warped wonder of a movie about a cannibalistic serial killer's awkward teenage years-it takes twisted to areas few have investigated. ‐ Rolling Stone
Read More | Posted Nov 6, 2017
3/4 75% Last Flag Flying (2017) Richard Linklater's intimate drama about three old friends and military funeral gives the A-list trio of Cranston, Carell and Fishburne a chance to shine.‐ Rolling Stone
Read More | Posted Nov 1, 2017
3.5/4 99% Lady Bird (2017) One of the best films of the year. In telling her own coming of age story, Gerwig proves herself a blazing talent and Ronan and Metcalf should have Oscar calling. Totally irresistible. ‐ Rolling Stone
Read More | Posted Nov 1, 2017
2.5/4 29% Suburbicon (2017) Clooney is too talented a filmmaker not to get in his licks. But this alternately comic and deadly earnest satire of the dark underbelly of 1950s suburbia -the Coen brothers had a hand in the script-is a movie that feels tonally at war with itself.‐ Rolling Stone
Read More | Posted Oct 27, 2017
2.5/4 77% Thank You for Your Service (2017) Despite passionate performances from a Miles Teller-led cast, this well-intentioned drama about Iraq War vets who go begging for treatment for PTSD is crucially lacking in the outrage that should be its core value.‐ Rolling Stone
Read More | Posted Oct 27, 2017
3/4 82% The Square (2017) Swedish director Ruben Ostlund's art-world satire is frustratingly hit-and-miss. But when it hits, this slapstick tragedy will knock the wind out of you. ‐ Rolling Stone
Read More | Posted Oct 27, 2017
3.5/4 87% Novitiate (2017) A stirring, soulful convent drama from first-time director Maggie Betts features Melissa Leo in an Oscar-worthy performance as Mother Superior. The film is a potent provocation shot through with grit and grace. ‐ Rolling Stone
Read More | Posted Oct 27, 2017
3/4 92% Thor: Ragnarok (2017) Granted, there are probably more monsters and CGI battles and explosions than the movie needs. But director Waititi and star Hemsworth keep this Thor party hopping like it's 1999 and Ragnarok will never come. Good times.‐ Rolling Stone
Read More | Posted Oct 26, 2017
3.5/4 99% BPM (Beats Per Minute) (120 battements par minute) (2017) A wrenching love story, set in Paris in the early 1990s, told against the background of ACT-UP AIDS activists fighting for their lives. Ron Campillo's raw and riveting film musters the emotional power to floor you.‐ Rolling Stone
Read More | Posted Oct 23, 2017