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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
4/5 80% Halloween (2018) Yes, the film was made with an understanding that audience expectations have changed since 1978. Still, the film hews admirably close to the edgy thrills of the original.‐ Winnipeg Free Press
Read More | Posted Oct 19, 2018
3.5/4 88% Studio 54 (2018) Tyrnauer offers up Studio 54 as a memorial to that crazy, licentious time. But the film never has the feel of a dirge - at least not while that soundtrack proceeds at 120 beats per minute.‐ Winnipeg Free Press
Read More | Posted Oct 19, 2018
4/5 89% First Man (2018) Gosling, usually at his best in more expressive roles, does credible work as the tightly wound Armstrong. Foy makes for an interesting change of pace from the acquiescent domestic goddess usually portrayed in films like this.‐ Winnipeg Free Press
Read More | Posted Oct 12, 2018
3.5/5 90% A Star Is Born (2018) One can't help being impressed by Cooper's achievement here, making this chestnut of a story feel fresh and vital.‐ Winnipeg Free Press
Read More | Posted Oct 5, 2018
4/5 76% Let the Corpses Tan (Laissez bronzer les cadavres!) (2018) This is the kind of story that could be played straight. But Foranzi and Cattet are wholly uninterested in turning this into some rote crime procedural. They layer the action with a kind of orgiastic expressionism that can be highly provocative.‐ Winnipeg Free Press
Read More | Posted Sep 28, 2018
95% Jungfrukällan (The Virgin Spring) (1960) A film of terrible beauty.‐ Winnipeg Free Press
Read More | Posted Sep 27, 2018
3.5/5 79% Fahrenheit 11/9 (2018) Hope, Moore seems to say, is just a word on an old Obama election poster. Something more is required of the American electorate.‐ Winnipeg Free Press
Read More | Posted Sep 21, 2018
3.5/5 33% The Predator (2018) Black is not afraid to have some major fun with the premise.‐ Winnipeg Free Press
Read More | Posted Sep 14, 2018
2/5 25% Mile 22 (2018) Mile 22 fails to hold together on the whole.‐ Winnipeg Free Press
Read More | Posted Aug 17, 2018
3.5/5 87% The Miseducation of Cameron Post (2018) Moretz moves her character slowly and confidently from blank slate to self-knowledge.‐ Winnipeg Free Press
Read More | Posted Aug 10, 2018
3/5 49% The Spy Who Dumped Me (2018) With impressive action and some decent laughs, this is a perfectly acceptable August entertainment.‐ Winnipeg Free Press
Read More | Posted Aug 3, 2018
3.5/5 27% Breaking In (2018) The film has certain old-school pleasures. Director James McTeigue's approach is refreshingly back-to-basics.‐ Winnipeg Free Press
Read More | Posted Aug 3, 2018
81% The Cat o' Nine Tails (Il gatto a nove code) (1971) Argento tamps down his more extreme stylist instincts to fashion a somewhat more conventional mystery, albeit with unconventional characters.‐ Winnipeg Free Press
Read More | Posted Aug 3, 2018
4/5 95% Three Identical Strangers (2018) Director Tim Wardle cleverly blends archival footage with contemporary interviews to fashion a compelling mystery story.‐ Winnipeg Free Press
Read More | Posted Aug 3, 2018
3.5/5 53% The First Purge (2018) McMurray proves willing to suggest the franchise's dystopian craziness is closer to reality than ever before.‐ Winnipeg Free Press
Read More | Posted Jul 6, 2018
3.5/5 100% The Great Silence (Il grande silenzio) (1968) It is simply, breathtakingly bleak. ‐ Winnipeg Free Press
Read More | Posted Jun 29, 2018
3/5 71% Adrift (2018) Woodley is so wisely cast here. She's an actress who has never seemed to be terribly interested in glamour or movie fantasy.‐ Winnipeg Free Press
Read More | Posted Jun 1, 2018
4/5 94% Loveless (Nelyubov) (2018) Given the current political climate, the story has undeniable resonance on this hemisphere too. Indeed, this is one of the rare foreign-language films wherein an American remake would be wholly justified.‐ Winnipeg Free Press
Read More | Posted May 25, 2018
3/5 83% Avengers: Infinity War (2018) It's freakishly big. It encompasses dozens of characters. It has a million moving parts. So the good news about Avengers is that this culmination of a 10-year story loop is relatively coherent.‐ Winnipeg Free Press
Read More | Posted Apr 27, 2018
3.5/5 83% Borg Vs. McEnroe (2018) It makes for an unconventional sports movie, but a satisfying one.‐ Winnipeg Free Press
Read More | Posted Apr 20, 2018
34% I Feel Pretty (2018) The movie's heart is in the right place, I suppose. But the execution of the thing is problematic.‐ Winnipeg Free Press
Read More | Posted Apr 20, 2018
2/5 53% Rampage (2018) It makes for big, loud spectacle, which marginally compensates for the fact this is terrible science fiction. The premise makes no sense here in the real world and it has nothing significant to say.‐ Winnipeg Free Press
Read More | Posted Apr 13, 2018
3.5/5 72% Ready Player One (2018) Ready Player One is big fun, to be sure. But its chances of enduring into 22nd-century pop consciousness seems improbable.‐ Winnipeg Free Press
Read More | Posted Mar 29, 2018
3/5 No Score Yet Geek Girls (2017) The film seeks to comfort the afflicted geek more than afflict the comfortable geek. There is social value in that. But one still wishes the film dived deeper.‐ Winnipeg Free Press
Read More | Posted Mar 22, 2018
2/5 51% Tomb Raider (2018) The main relationship is between Lara and her father, and that gets a little icky after a while....Want excitement and suspense? There's more of that in the first seven minutes of Raiders of the Lost Ark than there is in the entirety of this movie.‐ Winnipeg Free Press
Read More | Posted Mar 16, 2018
3/5 92% Love, Simon (2018) This particular take on a major studio teen comedy is long overdue, but director Greg Berlanti seems intent on keeping his movie attuned to mainstream sensibilities. ‐ Winnipeg Free Press
Read More | Posted Mar 16, 2018
3.5/5 38% Gringo (2018) It's a rare caper comedy where you can never really tell how all this is going to resolve.‐ Winnipeg Free Press
Read More | Posted Mar 9, 2018
2.5/5 87% Annihilation (2018) When it comes to real comic inspiration, it never passes Go and does not collect $200.‐ Winnipeg Free Press
Read More | Posted Feb 23, 2018
3.5/5 82% Early Man (2018) Aardman's secret weapon is the textural warmth of the claymation medium. While stop-motion animation is as slow and exacting an art form as you can get, one still has the sense that the filmmakers are engaged in child's play at a kitchen table. ‐ Winnipeg Free Press
Read More | Posted Feb 16, 2018
4/5 97% Black Panther (2018) Marvel's world-building energy is actually focused in exciting and provocative ways, reflecting African culture and experience in the film's amazing production design.‐ Winnipeg Free Press
Read More | Posted Feb 16, 2018
1.5/5 40% Den of Thieves (2018) Gutegast demonstrates some skill in staging action. In a less aspirational movie, that might count for something, but it's all for naught in a movie where it's impossible to feel invested in any of its characters.‐ Winnipeg Free Press
Read More | Posted Jan 18, 2018
3/5 57% The Commuter (2018) If this is indeed Neeson's last action go-round, we can still follow him to the end of the line with minimal risk of disappointment.‐ Winnipeg Free Press
Read More | Posted Jan 12, 2018
3/5 80% Blue Velvet Revisited (2016) Since Lynch himself has not always been especially available to film journalists since Blue Velvet, you take your value where you can get it.‐ Winnipeg Free Press
Read More | Posted Jan 5, 2018
4/5 90% I, Tonya (2018) If a movie is provocatively challenging the audience's own prejudices, it helps to have a solid cast. Robbie has as much brass as Harding when it comes to taking on the challenge of fleshing out a character.‐ Winnipeg Free Press
Read More | Posted Jan 5, 2018
4/5 82% Molly's Game (2018) All in all, when it comes to holiday viewing, Molly's Game is a safe bet.‐ Winnipeg Free Press
Read More | Posted Dec 26, 2017
5/5 92% The Shape of Water (2017) Del Toro makes it work using every tool in his formidable tool box, which include a textural richness in production design typical of the director.‐ Winnipeg Free Press
Read More | Posted Dec 26, 2017
4/5 50% Downsizing (2017) Downsizing delivers great visual effects without taking it overboard.‐ Winnipeg Free Press
Read More | Posted Dec 21, 2017
3/5 85% Pyewacket (2018) When it comes to staking out a place for himself in that spectrum, MacDonald occupies a bland centre - stuck in the middle with ewww.‐ Winnipeg Free Press
Read More | Posted Dec 8, 2017
3/5 28% Suburbicon (2017) The movie just doesn't succeed in overcoming an incurable tonal rift between the serious story (in fact, the racial component was based on real events in Levittown, Pa. in 1957) and the Coens' dark farce. It's frustrating.‐ Winnipeg Free Press
Read More | Posted Oct 27, 2017
3.5/5 64% The Foreigner (2017) Chan is a solid, sad centre for the film, and the casting works because, even if the joy isn't there, you love him anyway - even if you may be riding on the slipstream of his glorious cinematic past.‐ Winnipeg Free Press
Read More | Posted Oct 13, 2017
3/5 85% Battle of the Sexes (2017) Battle of the Sexes feels like a safe retelling of the event, no matter what its revolutionary implications. Faris and Dayton err on the side of the commercial, putting out a self-congratulatory message.‐ Winnipeg Free Press
Read More | Posted Sep 29, 2017
3.5/5 81% Brad's Status (2017) [Brad's status] offers satisfaction in White's choice to challenge the audience instead of ingratiating itself to us with a pat happy ending.‐ Winnipeg Free Press
Read More | Posted Sep 29, 2017
4/5 92% Stronger (2017) Gyllenhaal does fine work in a difficult role, but he is matched note for note by Maslany, who gingerly takes on Erin's role as a lover/therapist with all the inherent conflict that entails.‐ Winnipeg Free Press
Read More | Posted Sep 22, 2017
3/5 35% American Assassin (2017) The result is a perfectly serviceable espionage-action-thriller, but not an especially inspired one.‐ Winnipeg Free Press
Read More | Posted Sep 15, 2017
3.5/5 69% mother! (2017) All the big-picture symbolism would be all for naught but for Lawrence's very specific, heartbreaking humanity.‐ Winnipeg Free Press
Read More | Posted Sep 15, 2017
3.5/5 85% It (2017) This is an entertaining horror show that knowingly reflects its '80s influences.‐ Winnipeg Free Press
Read More | Posted Sep 8, 2017
2/5 40% The Hitman's Bodyguard (2017) This is one of those movies where the late-August release proves to be a warning of mediocre material, no matter how much you may happen to dig [Ryan] Reynolds and/or [Samuel L.] Jackson.‐ Winnipeg Free Press
Read More | Posted Aug 18, 2017
4/5 87% Wind River (2017) Especially notable is [Gil] Birmingham. The actor is 64. Is that too late to be considered a breakout star?‐ Winnipeg Free Press
Read More | Posted Aug 18, 2017
4/5 94% The Red Turtle (La tortue rouge) (2017) It is remarkable how seamless is the blend between de Wit's wry minimalist sensibility and Ghibli's penchant for evoking natural beauty in a style that looks like a water colour had life breathed into it.‐ Winnipeg Free Press
Read More | Posted Aug 4, 2017
4/5 84% Detroit (2017) The event and its courtroom aftermath ring dismayingly familiar in the wake of more recent police shootings, but of course, that is the point of Detroit. Bigelow suggests we had our teachable moment a half-century ago.‐ Winnipeg Free Press
Read More | Posted Aug 4, 2017