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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
2/4 46% Godard Mon Amour (Le redoutable) (2018) Michel Hazanavicius, the director who won an Oscar for The Artist, will nab only contempt for this frivolous throwaway about the life of a cinema revolutionary,‐ Rolling Stone
Read More | Posted Apr 20, 2018
2/4 36% I Feel Pretty (2018) Amy Schumer is always fun company. But who the hell thought that making plus-size jokes then simply tacking on a moralizing ending was hilarious? Or acceptable?‐ Rolling Stone
Read More | Posted Apr 20, 2018
2.5/4 77% Beirut (2018) Jon Hamm adds movie-star class and a world-weary Don Draper touch to this mediocre spy thriller containing plot twists you may think are reductive of the Muslim world. You're not wrong. ‐ Rolling Stone
Read More | Posted Apr 13, 2018
3.5/4 97% The Rider (2018) Filmmaker Chloé Zhao turns the story of real-life bronc rider Brady Jandreau into a gritty, graceful character study. Once The Rider hooks you - and believe me, it will - there's no way you will ever forget it. ‐ Rolling Stone
Read More | Posted Apr 13, 2018
3/4 83% Borg Vs. McEnroe (2018) Recreation of a classic 1980 tennis showdown at Wimbledon is helped by stellar acting - and gives its formerly tempestuous star Shia LaBeouf a perfect comeback role.‐ Rolling Stone
Read More | Posted Apr 13, 2018
2/4 51% Rampage (2018) Dwayne Johnson takes on jumbo, aggressive, mutated creatures in an epic cheesefest featuring a silverback gorilla named George who flips the bird at The Rock. Wrong target, George. It's the movie that deserves the finger. ‐ Rolling Stone
Read More | Posted Apr 13, 2018
3/4 90% Lean on Pete (2018) In the hands of British filmmaker Andrew Haigh, this tale of a troubled teen (an extraordinary Charlie Plummer) bonding with a horse becomes a heartbreaking look at a marginalized America. ‐ Rolling Stone
Read More | Posted Apr 6, 2018
3/4 78% Chappaquiddick (2018) Did Sen. Ted Kennedy (an electrifying Jason Clarke) leave a female passenger to drown when his car plunged off a bridge in 1969? Instead of scandal, this questing film examines the broken moral compass of a driven politician. ‐ Rolling Stone
Read More | Posted Apr 5, 2018
3/4 82% Blockers (2018) Debuting director Kay Cannon gives a femcentric spin to this raunchcom about three high school girls who make a pact to lose their virginity on prom night. WWE champ John Cena as one of the parents who try to block the plan is the movie's comedy MVP. ‐ Rolling Stone
Read More | Posted Apr 5, 2018
3.5/4 87% You Were Never Really Here (2018) Joaquin Phoenix is simply stupendous in a revenge thriller from the brilliant Scottish filmmaker Lynne Ramsay that gets under your skin and makes it crawl. You won't know what hit you. ‐ Rolling Stone
Read More | Posted Apr 5, 2018
3.5/4 95% A Quiet Place (2018) Director-star Krasinski creates a new horror classic about a family that can only stay alive if no one makes a sound. Emily Blunt delivers a tour de force of silent emotion as approaching monsters fry your nerves to a frazzle. ‐ Rolling Stone
Read More | Posted Apr 5, 2018
1/4 24% Tyler Perry's Acrimony (2018) Tyler Perry's Acrimony, presumably titled to set it apart from your acrimony or mine, will make you angry for wasting the talents of Taraji P. Hensen on a hack job unworthy of her talent talent and your money. ‐ Rolling Stone
Read More | Posted Mar 30, 2018
2/4 48% The Last Movie Star (2018) In a threadbare movie that doesn't deserve him, Burt Reynolds-playing a fictional version of himself- reminds us what a great actor he can be. ‐ Rolling Stone
Read More | Posted Mar 30, 2018
3/4 74% Ready Player One (2018) For those looking for Ready Player One to condemn the digi-verse as a destructive force against human connection, find another movie. Spielberg's mindbending joyride won't quit even when the head-spinning spectacle hits sensory overload. Game on. ‐ Rolling Stone
Read More | Posted Mar 29, 2018
3/4 72% Final Portrait (2018) Stanley Tucci's look at the legendary artist Alberto Giacometti (a live-wire Geoffrey Rush) is a mesmerizing meditation on the mystery of genius and anything but paint by numbers. ‐ Rolling Stone
Read More | Posted Mar 21, 2018
3/4 79% Unsane (2018) Steven Soderbergh's B-movie Is a thriller for the #MeToo generation. Claire Foy's image-shattering performance is something you don't want to miss. Prepare to be wowed.‐ Rolling Stone
Read More | Posted Mar 21, 2018
3.5/4 91% Isle of Dogs (2018) Wes Anderson's stop-motion canine fairy tale-with a timely political subtext-is a triumph of pure imagination. Expect to wag your metaphorical tail in delight,‐ Rolling Stone
Read More | Posted Mar 21, 2018
3.5/4 92% Journey's End (2018) Saul Dibb's World War 1 tale of British soldiers in the trenches is a bleak, sobering experience that puts audiences through a wringer. It's also an emotional powerhouse you will not forget. ‐ Rolling Stone
Read More | Posted Mar 16, 2018
3/4 92% Love, Simon (2018) Greg Berlanti's groundbreaking gay romcom is an exuberant gift, a John Hughes movie for audiences who just got woke and the first mainstream studio release to put a closeted teen front and center. ‐ Rolling Stone
Read More | Posted Mar 16, 2018
2/4 34% The Leisure Seeker (2018) Mirren and Sutherland can do anything - except save this sentimental drool bucket of senior cinema from driving into a predictable ditch of been-there-seen-that.‐ Rolling Stone
Read More | Posted Mar 10, 2018
2.5/4 87% Hannah (2018) In a film that otherwise operates in a forbidding chill, it's only Rampling's magnificent performance that holds us in expectant suspension. ‐ Rolling Stone
Read More | Posted Mar 10, 2018
3/4 86% Thoroughbreds (2018) Set in the opulent, WASP-y world of teen divas with killer instincts, Cory Finley's deliciously depraved satire skewers an empathy drain that he sees as sadly emblematic of modern life.‐ Rolling Stone
Read More | Posted Mar 9, 2018
3.5/4 96% The Death of Stalin (2018) Armando Iannucci's hilarious, profane satire about politburos pole-positioning for power could not be more timely. It's the funniest, fiercest comedy of the year. ‐ Rolling Stone
Read More | Posted Mar 7, 2018
2/4 51% Submission (2018) We could use a solid movie right now to take on gender politics with literate precision and blunt provocation. Submission is definitely not it. ‐ Rolling Stone
Read More | Posted Mar 2, 2018
3.5/4 96% Foxtrot (2018) Samuel Moaz's Israeli drama about life, war and grief Is a deeply resonant achievement that takes a piece out of you. ‐ Rolling Stone
Read More | Posted Mar 1, 2018
2/4 47% Red Sparrow (2018) Lawrence reunites with her 'Hunger Games' director for a sadistic, sexed-up, Russian spy saga that is one long "Nyet." ‐ Rolling Stone
Read More | Posted Mar 1, 2018
3.5/4 95% November (2018) This midnight-movie classic in the making uses ancient Estonian folk tales to create something shockingly unexpected. Both gravely serious and demonically funny, it's meant to knock audiences off balance. Mission accomplished.‐ Rolling Stone
Read More | Posted Feb 24, 2018
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 87% 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 81% 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 94% 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 13% 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 96% 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 94% 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 89% 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 42% 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 28% 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 57% 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 67% 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 80% 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 78% 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