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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
3/5 84%

Christine (2016)

"Rebecca Hall's performance is a formidable piece of work, physically transforming herself to capture Chubbuck's dark, angular look and somewhat off-putting manner." ‐Winnipeg Free Press
Posted Dec 2, 2016
2/5 23%

Bad Santa 2 (2016)

"It is almost appalling in its pervasively grungy, feel-bad attitude." ‐Winnipeg Free Press
Posted Nov 30, 2016
3.5/5 94%

The Edge of Seventeen (2016)

"Nadine (played with a morose, take-me-as-I-am flair by Hailee Steinfeld) tends to defy the likability thing. She's the edge of The Edge of Seventeen, self-centred and stubbornly insensitive to the needs of others." ‐Winnipeg Free Press
Posted Nov 18, 2016
4/5 93%

Arrival (2016)

"We need more science fiction films like this. And given that Villeneuve is currently filming the long-awaited sequel to Blade Runner, we should now feel assured that project is in the right hands." ‐Winnipeg Free Press
Posted Nov 11, 2016
3/5 87%

Hacksaw Ridge (2016)

"The performances here keep the film grounded, notably Weaving, typically excellent, and Garfield especially up to the task of layering Christ-like grace notes atop a character who might have... come off as a beatific hillbilly" ‐Winnipeg Free Press
Posted Nov 4, 2016
3/5 19%

American Pastoral (2016)

"The film doesn't really go deep enough -- and niggling details subvert its veracity." ‐Winnipeg Free Press
Posted Nov 4, 2016
3.5/5 84%

Deepwater Horizon (2016)

"Berg's film offers something of a corrective portrayal of corporate greed trumping regard for human life, with a massive Hollywood set functioning as his soda can." ‐Winnipeg Free Press
Posted Sep 30, 2016
2/5 14%

The People Garden (2016)

"The set-up promises some kind of dramatic climax but comes up largely vacant." ‐Winnipeg Free Press
Posted Sep 23, 2016
2.5/5 63%

The Magnificent Seven (2016)

"The movie never seems to click as it should. The ensemble never quite matches the prickly rapport of the original cast (or, for that matter, the cast of The Seven Samurai, the Akira Kurosawa film that inspired the 1960 western)." ‐Winnipeg Free Press
Posted Sep 23, 2016
1.5/5 36%

Blair Witch (2016)

"If The Blair Witch Project had the power to trouble your sleep, the rote replications of Blair Witch may just induce it." ‐Winnipeg Free Press
Posted Sep 16, 2016
4.5/5 97%

Kubo and the Two Strings (2016)

"This breathlessly beautiful epic, from Portland, Ore.-based boutique animation house Laika, shows what toons can really do when freed of conventional commercial ideas." ‐Winnipeg Free Press
Posted Aug 19, 2016
3.5/5 65%

Anthropoid (2016)

"If the film feels structurally lopsided, it is a pretty gripping piece of work." ‐Winnipeg Free Press
Posted Aug 12, 2016
2.5/5 26%

Suicide Squad (2016)

"It's a tough thing to balance the requirements of a satisfying action movie while meeting the logistical story demands of a billion-dollar franchise." ‐Winnipeg Free Press
Posted Aug 5, 2016
3.5/5 82%

Captain Fantastic (2016)

"Go with the hippie interpretation for a movie with lots of grit and a pronounced dearth of glitter." ‐Winnipeg Free Press
Posted Jul 29, 2016
1.5/5 65%

Nerve (2016)

"There is only one thing to say to the presumption we should care: Some nerve." ‐Winnipeg Free Press
Posted Jul 29, 2016
2/5 56%

Jason Bourne (2016)

"Without the story arc of the original trilogy, it all feels gratuitous. This is a movie that seeks to indulge an audience hungry for a specific style of action, as opposed to serving a compelling narrative." ‐Winnipeg Free Press
Posted Jul 29, 2016
2.5/5 68%

Swiss Army Man (2016)

"It's playful, original and calculatedly provocative. On the downside, it's also dramatically heavy-handed, especially in its third act." ‐Winnipeg Free Press
Posted Jul 8, 2016
3.5/5 75%

The BFG (2016)

"If it doesn't quite reach an E.T.-level of achievement, it does offer considerable charm." ‐Winnipeg Free Press
Posted Jun 30, 2016
3.5/5 56%

The Neon Demon (2016)

"One can't deny the sheer potency of Refn's painstakingly composed images, even if the cumulative impact of it all leaves one feeling as empty as the glamourous amazons populating the screen." ‐Winnipeg Free Press
Posted Jun 24, 2016
2/5 38%

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Out of the Shadows (2016)

"As in the Transformers movies, one can't help feel dismay at how cliché-ridden the plot is, how juvenile the dialogue and how underachieving the whole enterprise is." ‐Winnipeg Free Press
Posted Jun 3, 2016
3.5/5 63%

High-Rise (2016)

"Ror all the radical intentions of High-Rise, its pleasures are decidedly nostalgic for anyone who wistfully recalls the Hollywood renaissance of the 1970s." ‐Winnipeg Free Press
Posted May 27, 2016
2/5 30%

Alice Through the Looking Glass (2016)

"Alice Through the Looking Glass provides answers to questions no one asked. Along the way, it reduces some of the more beloved characters -- the Rabbit, the March Hare, Tweedledee and Tweedledum -- to little more than celebrity cameos." ‐Winnipeg Free Press
Posted May 26, 2016
3.5/5 90%

Captain America: Civil War (2016)

"Joe and Anthony Russo effectively hit the pause button on the Avengers franchise to address the human cost of "collateral damage," while still delivering the impressive action we've come to expect from the Marvel franchise." ‐Winnipeg Free Press
Posted May 19, 2016
2/5 30%

Criminal (2016)

"Director Ariel Vroman plays it all dismayingly straight, to the point of dour." ‐Winnipeg Free Press
Posted Apr 15, 2016
3.5/5 60%

Borealis (2015)

"Befitting a movie featuring a degenerate gambler, Sean Garrity's Borealis takes a few breathtaking risks. Fortunately, they pay off." ‐Winnipeg Free Press
Posted Apr 14, 2016
2.5/5 49%

Hardcore Henry (2016)

"Copley's contributions notwithstanding, Hardcore Henry is a failed experiment in first-person cinema, but it's an interesting failure." ‐Winnipeg Free Press
Posted Apr 8, 2016
3/5 52%

Demolition (2016)

"Demolition is a film that recognizes that grief is a mysterious thing, and it doesn't necessarily follow the anger-bargaining-acceptance template." ‐Winnipeg Free Press
Posted Apr 7, 2016
1.5/5 12%

The Divergent Series: Allegiant (2016)

"It's all starting to feel seriously drawn out. The only people who are going to feel any suspense from these movies are the producers, waiting with bated breath to see if the franchise will break the billion-dollar mark." ‐Winnipeg Free Press
Posted Mar 18, 2016
4/5 98%

Zootopia (2016)

"Unlike a certain Pixar property having to do with automobiles, this one warrants a sequel." ‐Winnipeg Free Press
Posted Mar 4, 2016
4/5 96%

Son of Saul (2015)

"Nemes's subjective approach means the attendant horrors of Saul's existence - the bodies, fires, executions - are either out of focus or off-camera, suggesting Saul's own psychological removal from the horror of his existence." ‐Winnipeg Free Press
Posted Feb 5, 2016
3.5/5 95%

Hitchcock/Truffaut (2015)

"The doc's director, Kent Jones, resists the temptation to make a devout, biblical movie as an exercise in mere cinematic adoration... Jones offers up a multi-layered examination of the meeting. " ‐Winnipeg Free Press
Posted Feb 5, 2016
1.5/5 11%

Dirty Grandpa (2016)

"At this late stage of his career, one can't help feel the star of Taxi Driver, The Godfather Part II, Raging Bull and Goodfellas could use a little guidance himself." ‐Winnipeg Free Press
Posted Jan 22, 2016
2.5/5 10%

The Forest (2016)

"Consider this a horror movie for wussies." ‐Winnipeg Free Press
Posted Jan 8, 2016
1.5/5 9%

Point Break (2015)

"When it comes to the stunt scenes, Core's efforts are very impressive. Pity about the rest of the movie." ‐Winnipeg Free Press
Posted Jan 1, 2016
3/5 31%

Daddy's Home (2015)

"[Daddy's Home,] while never really transcending its TV-night premise, does deliver its share of decent laughs." ‐Winnipeg Free Press
Posted Dec 23, 2015
4/5 88%

The Big Short (2015)

"McKay's singular achievement is in getting us on side with these outliers. As the housing-market crash is forestalled, we actually find ourselves eagerly anticipating the crash we know will come." ‐Winnipeg Free Press
Posted Dec 22, 2015
4/5 92%

Star Wars: Episode VII - The Force Awakens (2015)

"Even if this adventure spans the galaxy, Ford's presence tends to bring things down to earth." ‐Winnipeg Free Press
Posted Dec 16, 2015
3.5/5 87%

Drunk Stoned Brilliant Dead: The Story of the National Lampoon (2015)

"The genealogy of late 20th-century comedy, encompassing everything from Ghostbusters to Saturday Night Live, SCTV to Ferris Bueller's Day Off, can be traced to a single magazine." ‐Winnipeg Free Press
Posted Dec 3, 2015
3/5 73%

Youth (2015)

"Hardy's tour de force performance notwithstanding, Legend doesn't quite qualify as a Brit gangster classic." ‐Winnipeg Free Press
Posted Dec 3, 2015
3.5/5 77%

The Good Dinosaur (2015)

"The overall effect of the film is more of the mellow high you get from an old-fashioned survival story, lushly produced with especially gorgeous natural vistas and a moving story touting the importance of family bonds." ‐Winnipeg Free Press
Posted Nov 25, 2015
3.5/5 100%

Mavis! (2016)

"Edwards shows Staples, 76, still performing with an energy and passion undiminished since she started performing with her father and various siblings under the banner of the Staples Singers in the 1950s." ‐Winnipeg Free Press
Posted Nov 20, 2015
2/5 53%

Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back (2001)

"It's kind of funny, although Smith works under the assumption you've seen all his movies." ‐Winnipeg Free Press
Posted Nov 5, 2015
2/5 62%

Truth (2015)

"The main draw here is Blanchett, of course. She's always captivating, but the material betrays her." ‐Winnipeg Free Press
Posted Oct 30, 2015
3/5 29%

Burnt (2015)

"This foodie melodrama has its pleasures in a story of a brilliant chef seeking redemption after being felled by fame's side dishes -- hubris and excess." ‐Winnipeg Free Press
Posted Oct 30, 2015
3.5/5 92%

Grandma (2015)

"[Grandma features] Tomlin's best work, playing not a caricature but a living, breathing character of uncompromising passions and credible contradictions." ‐Winnipeg Free Press
Posted Oct 16, 2015
3.5/5 48%

Freeheld (2015)

"Page impresses as Stacie, a private, apolitical woman who goes public for the sake of the woman she loves. Shannon also delivers the goods as a straight cop who likewise rises to the occasion." ‐Winnipeg Free Press
Posted Oct 16, 2015
3.5/5 92%

The Cabin in the Woods (2012)

"Like most of the Scream movies, The Cabin in the Woods provokes chills of dread even as it hilariously deconstructs the horror movie sub-genre by sub-genre." ‐Winnipeg Free Press
Posted Sep 27, 2015
2/5 62%

The Intern (2015)

"Meyers, who is 65, is so intent on selling this nostalgic vision of her peers, she turns a blind eye to some uncomfortable truths about the generational dynamics in which she plays." ‐Winnipeg Free Press
Posted Sep 24, 2015
2.5/5 75%

Black Mass (2015)

"The fact-based Black Mass places as an also-ran next to The Departed, with its more fanciful spin on Bulger myth, proving the dictum found in The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance: "When the legend becomes fact, print the legend."" ‐Winnipeg Free Press
Posted Sep 17, 2015
3/5 65%

Learning To Drive (2015)

"Kingsley acquits himself in the role with considerable grace. He also makes a solid anchor to Clarkson, who relinquishes her own elegant, sometimes frosty screen persona for something a little wilder and decidedly sexier." ‐Winnipeg Free Press
Posted Sep 11, 2015
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