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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
1.5/4 58% Book Club (2018) The insidious message of this insulting string of tired jokes is that four smart, funny, rigorously independent women, played by top actresses who fit the same description, can't find true happiness without a man. Seriously? ‐ Rolling Stone
Read More | Posted May 17, 2018
2.5/4 67% On Chesil Beach (2018) Even Saoirse Ronan, in all her shining glory, can't save this stuffy adaptation of Ian McEwan's novel of carnally cursed newlyweds. There is a soulful core in this tale of love lost. You'll find it in the book, but not in this shallow film. ‐ Rolling Stone
Read More | Posted May 16, 2018
3.5/4 97% First Reformed (2018) Paul Schrader offers one of the year's best movies-a faith-in-crisis powerhouse about a pastor -Ethan Hawke hitting a new career peak-who is politically awakened by an eco-activist and a new kind of love. ‐ Rolling Stone
Read More | Posted May 16, 2018
2.5/4 71% Solo: A Star Wars Story (2018) Howard and the Kasdans play the series game without ever raising the stakes, defaulting to dull and dutiful when they might have blasted off into creative anarchy.‐ Rolling Stone
Read More | Posted May 15, 2018
3.5/4 83% Deadpool 2 (2018) Despite a tendency toward elephantitis in story and scope, not to mention blatant franchise pandering, Deadpool 2 still plays like the runt of the comic-book litter. We mean that as a compliment.‐ Rolling Stone
Read More | Posted May 14, 2018
3/4 53% Always at the Carlyle (2018) Why see a movie about a posh Manhattan refuge for one-percenters? Because this storied 88-year-old hotel, filled with impossibly glamorous ghosts, radiates an elegance that seems like an anomaly in this shallow age of Trump-style glitz.‐ Rolling Stone
Read More | Posted May 12, 2018
2.5/4 76% The Seagull (2018) When director Michael Mayer lets his restless camera stay out of the way, Annette Bening, Saoirse Ronan and Elisabeth Moss lift this Chekhov adaptation to the heights. ‐ Rolling Stone
Read More | Posted May 12, 2018
0/4 22% Terminal (2018) Zero stars, you read right! How did Vaughn Stein ever persuade Margot Robbie to star in a script that plays like something Quentin Tarantino upchucked after watching Blade Runner while reading Alice in Wonderland and ingesting too many hallucinogens?‐ Rolling Stone
Read More | Posted May 12, 2018
1.5/5 39% Life of the Party (2018) Melissa McCarthy is comedy royalty - it's a scientific fact, look it up - but even the Bridesmaids star can't keep this mom-goes-to-college fluffball from flatlining. ‐ Rolling Stone
Read More | Posted May 12, 2018
1/4 26% Breaking In (2018) Just in time for Mother's Day comes a thrill-free, home-invasion thriller about a mom (Gabrielle Union) who'll stop at nothing to keep four bad guys from killing her two kids. Buy a ticket to this dull, dim-witted con job and you'll want to break out. ‐ Rolling Stone
Read More | Posted May 12, 2018
1.5/4 52% Bad Samaritan (2018) The former 'Doctor Who' star David Tennant enlivens this stock thriller about scam artists and serial torturers - but it's still a mess. Tennant deserves better. So do audiences. ‐ Rolling Stone
Read More | Posted May 5, 2018
2/4 29% Overboard (2018) Anna Faris and Mexico's biggest star Eugenio Derbez step into Goldie and Kurt's shoes - but they can't keep this gender-reversed reboot from sinking like stone. ‐ Rolling Stone
Read More | Posted May 5, 2018
3.5/4 87% Tully (2018) Charlize Theron, Mackenzie Davis, director Jason Reitman and screenwriter Diablo Cody whip up the great existential-crisis Mother's Day movie. It's funny, touching and vital. ‐ Rolling Stone
Read More | Posted May 3, 2018
0.5/4 12% Kings (2018) This dud recreation of the 1992 L.A. riots traps Halle Berry and Daniel Craig and a piece of momentous, civil-rights history in a crazyquilt of random action, absurdist humor, bogus romance and questionable purpose.‐ Rolling Stone
Read More | Posted Apr 28, 2018
3.5/4 86% Disobedience (2018) Rachel Weisz and Rachel McAdams brilliantly enact this tale of forbidden same-sex attraction in London's Orthodox Jewish community. No one who follows the groundbreaking trail that the movie blazes is going to shut up about it.‐ Rolling Stone
Read More | Posted Apr 28, 2018
3/4 84% Avengers: Infinity War (2018) The Russo brothers have clearly never learned the concept that less is more. They've used the premise of an Avengers reunion to put on a fireworks explosion of action and laughs (those roguish Guardians!) that won't quit. ‐ Rolling Stone
Read More | Posted Apr 24, 2018
2/4 55% 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 34% 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 84% 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 52% 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 91% 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 80% 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 83% 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 86% 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 23% 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 73% 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 73% 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 89% 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 35% 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 89% 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 72% 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 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