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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
2.5/4 79% T2 Trainspotting (2017) "T2 Trainspotting" is mostly a character study of damaged people trying to reconcile their troubled pasts and find a motivation to move forward. ‐ Miami Herald
Read More | Posted Mar 30, 2017
3/4 75% Kong: Skull Island (2017) Spielberg would approve. So would Ray Harryhausen.‐ Miami Herald
Read More | Posted Mar 9, 2017
3/4 93% Logan (2017) The violence in "Logan" isn't played for kicks, like it was in "Deadpool." It's grave and serious and sometimes hard to watch, which fits in with the overall tone of this grim, surprisingly downbeat movie.‐ Miami Herald
Read More | Posted Feb 17, 2017
3/4 96% The Salesman (Forushande) (2017) "The Salesman" warns of the dangers of plastering over fissures so deep that they will eventually - inevitably - give way.‐ Miami Herald
Read More | Posted Feb 9, 2017
3.5/4 91% The Lego Batman Movie (2017) This thoughtful, funny deconstruction of comic-book movies is steeped in a deep affection for the genre. ‐ Miami Herald
Read More | Posted Feb 8, 2017
4/4 96% Paterson (2016) Or would you rather be a fish?‐ Miami Herald
Read More | Posted Jan 18, 2017
4/4 84% Silence (2017) "Silence" feels like a career summation for a filmmaker who has spent his life exploring his faith through his work. Here is a movie about the importance of religion that will move you, regardless of whichever God you worship - or don't.‐ Miami Herald
Read More | Posted Jan 6, 2017
4/4 92% La La Land (2016) During one musical number, when fireworks start going off in the sky, you can feel them going off in your head too.‐ Miami Herald
Read More | Posted Dec 15, 2016
2/4 85% Rogue One: A Star Wars Story (2016) This movie is about the journey, not the destination. And the journey is about as exciting as a long drive down the Florida Turnpike. ‐ Miami Herald
Read More | Posted Dec 13, 2016
4/4 95% Manchester by the Sea (2016) "Manchester by the Sea" is the latest installment in a body of work from an artist fascinated by how life marches on, with or without us, and how we scramble to keep up. Not everyone can, though.‐ Miami Herald
Read More | Posted Dec 1, 2016
2/4 59% Allied (2016) "Allied" was directed by Robert Zemeckis, whose best pictures all leaned heavily on special effects and technology. People, though, give him trouble. ‐ Miami Herald
Posted Nov 22, 2016
2/4 45% Billy Lynn's Long Halftime Walk (2016) Without 3D, "Billy Lynn's Long Halftime Walk" feels like a neutered movie: Watching it, you're constantly wondering what it would have looked like the way Lee intended.‐ Miami Herald
Posted Nov 16, 2016
2/4 73% Nocturnal Animals (2016) If this movie were a person, it would be constantly admiring itself in the mirror.‐ Miami Herald
Posted Nov 16, 2016
2/4 94% Arrival (2016) "Arrival" is the sort of superficially profound movie that initially seems deep and weighty but stops making sense the moment you put down the bong.‐ Miami Herald
Posted Nov 10, 2016
3/4 86% Hacksaw Ridge (2016) Subtlety has never been one of Gibson's strengths as a filmmaker. But this amazing story of heroism can take anything he throws at it and keep going, much like Doss himself.‐ Miami Herald
Posted Nov 3, 2016
4/4 98% Moonlight (2016) "Moonlight" is Miami's first bonafide movie masterpiece. ‐ Miami Herald
Read More | Posted Oct 27, 2016
3.5/4 95% The Handmaiden (Ah-ga-ssi) (2016) "The Handmaiden" hails from South Korea, but compared to most American movies of its scale and budget, it might as well have been made on another planet.‐ Miami Herald
Read More | Posted Oct 26, 2016
3.5/4 87% Christine (2016) The movie gets to you: It's absorbing and uncomfortable at the same time, as if it were giving you a glimpse at the unknowable.‐ Miami Herald
Read More | Posted Oct 19, 2016
2/4 52% The Accountant (2016) If Ben Affleck hadn't already landed the role of Batman, "The Accountant" would have been a formidable audition reel. ‐ Miami Herald
Read More | Posted Oct 12, 2016
2/4 35% Blair Witch (2016) At least a third of "Blair Witch" consists of people running through the woods with flashlights, shouting out each other's names. A little of this goes a long way. ‐ Miami Herald
Read More | Posted Sep 14, 2016
2/4 87% Don't Breathe (2016) You start out fearing "Don't Breathe," but by the end you're laughing at it - and the humor is not intentional. ‐ Miami Herald
Read More | Posted Aug 26, 2016
3/4 59% War Dogs (2016) Phillips has a deep appreciation of the appeal of bad behavior - he's built a career out of depicting male arrested development - but in "War Dogs" antics have consequences graver than a mere hangover. ‐ Miami Herald
Read More | Posted Aug 18, 2016
3.5/4 97% Hell or High Water (2016) "Hell or High Water" is a story about men, but the movie is really about a mindset, a way of life, the strength and resolution required to make a living in a world that doesn't care about you. ‐ Miami Herald
Read More | Posted Aug 17, 2016
2/4 82% Sausage Party (2016) If watching cartoon characters spout four-letter words is your thing, this might well be the greatest movie ever made. ‐ Miami Herald
Read More | Posted Aug 11, 2016
3/4 95% Train to Busan (Busanhaeng) (2016) In the manner of the most enjoyable horror pictures, every time you think things can't get worse, they do. ‐ Miami Herald
Read More | Posted Aug 4, 2016
1/4 26% Suicide Squad (2016) There isn't a moment of spontaneous fun or humor in this long, turgid movie, the latest letdown for DC Comics fans who've been waiting for someone to pick up the baton Christopher Nolan left behind. ‐ Miami Herald
Read More | Posted Aug 3, 2016
2/4 74% Ghostbusters (2016) When Kristen Wiig quotes Tony Montana before taking down a ghost with her blaster - "Say hello to my little friend!" - her line reading is anemic, as if she were embarrassed, and you cringe right along with her. ‐ Miami Herald
Read More | Posted Jul 13, 2016
1/4 36% The Legend of Tarzan (2016) The Legend of Tarzan is the 857th movie incarnation of Edgar Rice Burroughs' hero, but it's the first one in which the production notes state "no real animals were used in the making of the film," as if that were something to brag about. ‐ Miami Herald
Read More | Posted Jun 29, 2016
3/4 58% The Neon Demon (2016) The Neon Demon is a voluptuous provocation, a stylish free-fall down a gonzo rabbit hole that is as entrancing as it is maddening. ‐ Miami Herald
Read More | Posted Jun 22, 2016
3/4 No Score Yet L'affaire SK1 (2015) Unlike David Fincher's hypnotic Zodiac, which this film often recalls, Serial Killer 1 isn't a speculative meditation on an unsolved crime. ‐ Miami Herald
Read More | Posted Jun 16, 2016
2.5/4 94% Finding Dory (2016) Finding Dory isn't so much a sequel to Finding Nemo as it is a Looney Tunes spin-off: Wilder, sillier, broader and instantly disposable. ‐ Miami Herald
Read More | Posted Jun 15, 2016
1.5/4 28% Warcraft (2016) Director Duncan Jones has devoted so much attention to the technical aspects of the film - some of the orcs sport bling and piercings on their tusks - that he didn't notice how badly his human cast was flailing.‐ Miami Herald
Posted Jun 8, 2016
3.5/4 88% The Lobster (2016) The Lobster argues that the kind of pressure society places on us to find a soulmate can lead to reckless choices. But the movie gives the alternative - people who are happy being single - the same radical treatment. ‐ Miami Herald
Read More | Posted Jun 1, 2016
3/4 97% Weiner (2016) A riveting portrait of a man so consumed by hubris and confidence that he is utterly blind to his failings. ‐ Miami Herald
Posted May 26, 2016
2/4 88% The Invitation (2016) If you were at a creepy dinner party, and the hosts decided to show a video of their vacation in which they spent time with a crazy cult leader in Mexico, would you stick around for the main course?‐ Miami Herald
Read More | Posted May 19, 2016
2.5/4 92% The Nice Guys (2016) The Nice Guys never lives up to the promise of its hilarious first 10 minutes, but Crowe and Gosling are good enough to leave you hoping for a sequel.‐ Miami Herald
Posted May 19, 2016
3/4 89% A Bigger Splash (2016) A Bigger Splash takes place on the Italian island of Pantelleria, but the movie looks like it was shot in an alternate universe - it's an open-air hothouse. ‐ Miami Herald
Posted May 18, 2016
3.5/4 95% Presenting Princess Shaw (2016) The emotional connection we develop with her as the movie unfolds pays off in the final 20 minutes, which is about as happy of an ending as anyone could imagine, except this one really happened. Sometimes, good things happen to good people.‐ Miami Herald
Read More | Posted May 10, 2016
3.5/4 91% Captain America: Civil War (2016) The summer movie season has barely begun, and already the remedy for superhero film fatigue has arrived.‐ Miami Herald
Read More | Posted May 3, 2016
3/4 81% Viva (2016) Unlike too many films shot in Cuba, Viva never forsakes its characters for the sake of politics.‐ Miami Herald
Posted Apr 28, 2016
3/4 73% Louder Than Bombs (2016) Here is a drama about a troubled family that builds not to a crescendo of screams and confrontations, but toward empathy and understanding.‐ Miami Herald
Posted Apr 28, 2016
1/4 10% Papa: Hemingway in Cuba (2016) The first Hollywood feature filmed entirely on location in Havana since 1959 makes a good case for reinstating the U.S. travel ban to the island.‐ Miami Herald
Posted Apr 28, 2016
3/4 78% The First Monday in May (2016) The movie has been smartly built to satisfy hardcore fashionistas and red-carpet gawkers in equal measure. ‐ Miami Herald
Read More | Posted Apr 14, 2016
2/4 95% The Jungle Book (2016) The better these talking beasts look, the more the film resembles a gorgeous screen saver. You admire The Jungle Book, but you can't lose yourself in it. ‐ Miami Herald
Posted Apr 13, 2016
2/4 83% Midnight Special (2016) You watch helplessly as the movie goes off the rails, the suspense and excitement leaking out of the enormous tension the early scenes had generated. ‐ Miami Herald
Posted Apr 7, 2016
1.5/4 52% Demolition (2016) Demolition never coalesces into anything meaningful: It's just a series of incidents that don't add up to anything.‐ Miami Herald
Posted Apr 7, 2016
3.5/4 86% Everybody Wants Some!! (2016) Everybody Wants Some!! is the rare sort of raunchy American comedy that allows as much time for scenes of people simply talking as it does for mud-wrestling matches and bar brawls‐ Miami Herald
Posted Apr 7, 2016
2/4 27% Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice (2016) In Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, the Dark Knight and the Man of Steel duke it out and the audience loses. ‐ Miami Herald
Posted Mar 22, 2016
3/4 82% The Wave (Bolgen) (2016) The whole thing is pure formula. But The Wave, which was Norway's official entry for the Academy Awards, makes it work anyway.‐ Miami Herald
Posted Mar 17, 2016
2.5/4 37% The Brothers Grimsby (2016) Compared to glib junk like Zoolander 2, The Brothers Grimsby is practically high art.‐ Miami Herald
Posted Mar 10, 2016