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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
4/5 93%

The Diary Of A Teenage Girl (2015)

"Heller's grasp of the material is as firm as a more experienced director's. Still, the primary attraction is Powley, who offers up the best acting performance I've seen all year." ‐Winnipeg Free Press
Posted Sep 4, 2015
3/5 80%

Pandas: The Journey Home (2014)

"Despite its ridiculously generic title, The Journey Home offers a reality-based change of pace with a charming, old-school adventure." ‐Winnipeg Free Press
Posted Sep 4, 2015
4/5 98%

Inside Out (2015)

"Coming from Pixar, Inside Out has, by necessity, a more child-friendly premise. But that doesn't mean the film doesn't boast riches of complexity and nuance." ‐Winnipeg Free Press
Posted Aug 31, 2015
2.5/5 43%

American Ultra (2015)

"American Ultra is an amusing enough late-summer diversion, but discriminating consumers looking for something a little stronger are advised to give it a (puff-puff) pass." ‐Winnipeg Free Press
Posted Aug 21, 2015
4/5 94%

Going Clear: Scientology and the Prison of Belief (2015)

"These stories, coupled with the church's history of attacking critics and its criminal activity in securing its tax-free status, make for a hair-raising, but all too credible, exposé." ‐Winnipeg Free Press
Posted Aug 14, 2015
3.5/5 67%

The Man From U.N.C.L.E. (2015)

"If Bond movies are getting overly serious, Ritchie is intent on seeing that this '60s spy franchise keeps it light." ‐Winnipeg Free Press
Posted Aug 13, 2015
3.5/5 93%

The Gift (2015)

"Consider the title an apt one. The Gift comes wrapped in the packaging of a psycho-thriller, but as the layers come off, you are gifted with something more complex, unexpected and thoroughly chilling." ‐Winnipeg Free Press
Posted Aug 7, 2015
4/5 87%

The Dark Knight Rises (2012)

"By the thrilling... Nolan satiates his taste for the big action set piece, but all is grounded in an intricately woven world of fierce loyalty and even more fierce enmity." ‐Winnipeg Free Press
Posted Aug 1, 2015
4/5 98%

Kurt Cobain: Montage Of Heck (2015)

"Each interviewee provides a piece to the puzzle, augmented by 8mm home movies of Kurt's youth, and personal, intimate footage of Kurt and Courtney on a heroin-infused six-month break from the band." ‐Winnipeg Free Press
Posted Jul 31, 2015
2.5/5 93%

Mission: Impossible Rogue Nation (2015)

"You get the whiff of desperation throughout." ‐Winnipeg Free Press
Posted Jul 31, 2015
3/5 61%

Southpaw (2015)

"If the film's caustic style feels disingenuous, Gyllenhaal compensates with a fairly deft performance as the embattled fighter." ‐Winnipeg Free Press
Posted Jul 24, 2015
3.5/5 88%

Mr. Holmes (2015)

"What a fine choice of actors is Ian McKellen. He radiates intellectual power, as a Holmes should. But he also gets beneath the cerebral bluster to reveal, in tantalizing increments, an all-too-human figure, touched by frailty and regret." ‐Winnipeg Free Press
Posted Jul 24, 2015
4/5 86%

Inception (2010)

"Nolan does here for the heist film what he did for the comic book movie in his 2008 hit The Dark Knight. He layers a fantasy premise with provocative ideas and serious intent." ‐Winnipeg Free Press
Posted Jul 20, 2015
3/5 65%

That Sugar Film (2015)

"In its substance, the film is an effective call for individuals to reduce sugar intake while exposing the places those sugars may reside." ‐Winnipeg Free Press
Posted Jul 17, 2015
3/5 81%

Ant-Man (2015)

"Another cog in the Marvel machine, it runs smoothly, with Douglas providing the necessary gravitas and Stoll giving emotional viability to his unbalanced villain." ‐Winnipeg Free Press
Posted Jul 16, 2015
3/5 66%

Thor: The Dark World (2013)

"Sure, Hemsworth is physically impressive as Thor, but let's face it, the evil Loki got all the charm in that family. (Hiddleston is as reliable a scene-stealer here as he was in The Avengers.)" ‐Winnipeg Free Press
Posted Jul 14, 2015
1.5/5 52%

The Amazing Spider-Man 2 (2014)

"For a movie in which crackling balls of energy are tossed around like dodgeballs, Amazing 2 is short on electricity." ‐Winnipeg Free Press
Posted Jul 14, 2015
3.5/5 74%

Kingsman: The Secret Service (2015)

"As for Colin Firth, well, we'll never look at him the same way again." ‐Winnipeg Free Press
Posted Jul 13, 2015
2/5 19%

Self/less (2015)

"The result is that Seconds will be long remembered while Self/less will be quickly forgotten as a film unworthy of the plot's second life." ‐Winnipeg Free Press
Posted Jul 10, 2015
3.5/5 56%

Minions (2015)

"The secret of this film's success is that co-directors Kyle Balda and Pierre Coffin have a superb sense of the sight gag, very much beholden to the classic Warner Bros. 'toons of Bugs Bunny and the Road Runner." ‐Winnipeg Free Press
Posted Jul 9, 2015
4/5 91%

Guardians of the Galaxy (2014)

"Wall-to-wall wisecracks notwithstanding, Gunn manages to locate a heart in the midst of the lovingly rendered comic-book chaos." ‐Winnipeg Free Press
Posted Jul 8, 2015
2/5 31%

Kick-Ass 2 (2013)

"Amidst all that activity, the "real-world" premise of the first film slowly disappears from view to be replaced by a fog of the familiar: teen angst, violent excess and yadda-yadda-yadda." ‐Winnipeg Free Press
Posted Jul 7, 2015
3/5 63%

Magic Mike XXL (2015)

"Tatum delivers some pretty impressive dance moves, it must be said. It must also be said that if Fred Astaire and Gene Kelly could see how the dance movie has evolved in the 21st century, they'd be pirouetting in their graves." ‐Winnipeg Free Press
Posted Jul 2, 2015
3.5/5 82%

Me and Earl and the Dying Girl (2015)

"Me and Earl and the Dying Girl has the ingredients of a teen melodrama... But it admirably opts for a more ambiguous tone befitting adolescent characters who aren't entirely comfortable in their skins, let alone assured in their emotional lives." ‐Winnipeg Free Press
Posted Jun 26, 2015
3/5 46%

Ted 2 (2015)

"On a laugh-by-laugh basis, Ted 2 is guilt-inducingly funny, especially in a scene in an improv club best left undescribed." ‐Winnipeg Free Press
Posted Jun 26, 2015
3.5/5 79%

That Guy Dick Miller (2015)

"It does ultimately identify the pleasure audiences get from Miller's performances. In that microcosmic way, it pays big-picture homage not just to this one great character actor, but to all great character actors." ‐Winnipeg Free Press
Posted Jun 26, 2015
3/5 93%

Slow West (2015)

"Maclean deviates even further from western canon with a sense of irony that is off the charts compared with the genre norm." ‐Winnipeg Free Press
Posted Jun 19, 2015
3.5/5 90%

District 9 (2009)

"A gritty science-fiction film that features a population of humanoid crustacean-alien creatures [that] is far more grounded in reality than any of the current rom-coms currently unspooling in your neighbourhood multiplex." ‐Winnipeg Free Press
Posted Jun 17, 2015
3.5/5 94%

Spy (2015)

"In the field of action-comedy, McCarthy can play with the big boys." ‐Winnipeg Free Press
Posted Jun 11, 2015
3/5 71%

Jurassic World (2015)

"[Director Colin Trevorrow delivers] some pretty effective action set pieces. He is less successful on the front of human interaction." ‐Winnipeg Free Press
Posted Jun 11, 2015
3.5/5 98%

Phoenix (2015)

"It works, due to a combination of Petzold's spartan restraint and a lovely performance by actress Nina Hoss." ‐Winnipeg Free Press
Posted Jun 5, 2015
3.5/5 91%

Love & Mercy (2015)

"[Hews close] to the bone of Wilson's life." ‐Winnipeg Free Press
Posted Jun 5, 2015
3.5/5 72%

American Sniper (2015)

"[Cooper] breathes life into a figure that might, in the wrong hands, been deified as some kind of neo-con god, instead of a troubled and vulnerable, albeit deadly, human being." ‐Winnipeg Free Press
Posted May 31, 2015
2/5 48%

San Andreas (2015)

"San Andreas ticks off all disaster-movie requirements as it runs its characters through a mill of ever-escalating challenges. But if you're looking for a challenging film, San Andreas would itself qualify as a disaster." ‐Winnipeg Free Press
Posted May 29, 2015
3.5/5 50%

Tomorrowland (2015)

"It's a rare piece of family entertainment that warrants a discussion afterwards. Given the intellectually disposable nature of most summer entertainments, that's the film's innate reason for hope." ‐Winnipeg Free Press
Posted May 21, 2015
3.5/5 85%

Far From the Madding Crowd (2015)

"The romantic entanglements of Hardy's novel lends itself to an overtly melodramatic interpretation, but Vinterberg's approach is blessedly restrained." ‐Winnipeg Free Press
Posted May 15, 2015
1.5/5 87%

Kumiko, the Treasure Hunter (2015)

"For all its formal beauty and dry comedy, there is a certain heartlessness in inventing a bleak, artsy fantasia on the grave of a real dead woman." ‐Winnipeg Free Press
Posted May 14, 2015
4/5 97%

Mad Max: Fury Road (2015)

"It goes to show that, even in a lovingly detailed post-apocalyptic milieu of de-evolution, a filmmaker can still evolve." ‐Winnipeg Free Press
Posted May 14, 2015
1.5/5 7%

Hot Pursuit (2015)

"There should be a volcano-producing, baking-soda-and-vinegar reaction between these two, but more often, it's like baking soda and water." ‐Winnipeg Free Press
Posted May 7, 2015
3/5 75%

Avengers: Age of Ultron (2015)

"Juggling movie stars, plot points and a massive amount of visual effects, Whedon manages to put together a sequel that is fast and funny. But befitting the robot of the title, this feels more like a machine than a movie." ‐Winnipeg Free Press
Posted Apr 30, 2015
3/5 84%

While We're Young (2015)

"While We're Young is a smart, observational comedy on the millennial iteration of the generation gap. It might have been more entertaining if you didn't feel the urge to strangle the hero." ‐Winnipeg Free Press
Posted Apr 24, 2015
3/5 67%

Marinoni: The Fire in the Frame (2016)

"Tep, Girandin has himself a great subject. But as a film artisan, he's a lot less exacting than the bicycle-maker." ‐Winnipeg Free Press
Posted Apr 24, 2015
3.5/5 55%

The Age of Adaline (2015)

"A movie that promises an escapist romantic fantasy on one hand, while delivering an affirmation that, even if our bodies grow old, passion can abide." ‐Winnipeg Free Press
Posted Apr 24, 2015
3.5/5 69%

The Dead Lands (2015)

"A fine example of how an indigenous culture can tell its stories on film." ‐Winnipeg Free Press
Posted Apr 17, 2015
2.5/5 44%

True Story (2015)

"This is a movie about two men facing off on a playing field of ego and hubris. The last thing it needed was a couple of star turns." ‐Winnipeg Free Press
Posted Apr 17, 2015
3/5 78%

The New York Review of Books: A 50 Year Argument (2014)

"A too-relentless celebration of this bulwark of discourse in American letters." ‐Winnipeg Free Press
Posted Apr 10, 2015
4/5 95%

A Girl Walks Home Alone at Night (2014)

"Amirpour's gifts lie in creating beautiful, pregnant images that capture the imagination." ‐Winnipeg Free Press
Posted Apr 10, 2015
3/5 65%

The Riot Club (Posh) (2015)

"The film makes for a pertinent indictment of white-male privilege still clinging here in the 21st century. It's somewhat less satisfying as a movie thanks to a heavy, sombre tone that might have been well served by a little satiric leavening." ‐Winnipeg Free Press
Posted Apr 10, 2015
3.5/5 93%

The Duke Of Burgundy (2015)

"It's not about exploring the outer boundaries of kink, as in Fifty Shades, but exploring the outer boundaries of fantasy itself, into the territory where exciting sexual roles must give way to the everyday intimacy of the real world." ‐Winnipeg Free Press
Posted Apr 2, 2015
2.5/5 46%

Boychoir (2015)

"What we have is a movie that's too classy to exploit its slob-vs.-snob premise, and too dry to allow a little anarchic joy to the mix." ‐Winnipeg Free Press
Posted Apr 2, 2015
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