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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
3.5/5 96%

Moana (2016)

"We never doubt for a second that Moana and Maui will complete their mission, but at least the story and animation have some lovely surprises in store along the way, especially in the spectacular climactic encounter." ‐Contactmusic.com
Posted Dec 2, 2016
4/5 94%

The Edge of Seventeen (2016)

"An unusually realistic teen movie, this drama gets deep under the skin of its characters, breathing new life into the genre." ‐Contactmusic.com
Posted Dec 2, 2016
3/5 71%

Bleed For This (2016)

"This is such a ripping true story that it can't help but grab hold of the audience, even if the film never quite breaks through the surface." ‐Contactmusic.com
Posted Dec 2, 2016
3/5 60%

Allied (2016)

"The larger themes still grab hold, asking the question of how well we can ever know someone, even if we love and trust them unconditionally." ‐Contactmusic.com
Posted Nov 29, 2016
2/5 23%

Bad Santa 2 (2016)

"The original is still a classic, and we can just pretend that this one never happened." ‐Contactmusic.com
Posted Nov 29, 2016
3/5 90%

A United Kingdom (2017)

"It's made properly engaging with central roles beautifully played by David Oyelowo and Rosamund Pike. So it's a shame that the screenplay is so simplistic." ‐Contactmusic.com
Posted Nov 29, 2016
3.5/5 No Score Yet

Ron and Laura Take Back America (2016)

"Broad and silly, it makes some very strong points on a variety of topics. So it's smart and important, even if it feels like a Saturday Night Live sketch that goes on for 90 minutes." Shadows on the Wall
Posted Nov 29, 2016
3/5 75%

Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them (2016)

"The film has enough lively humour to keep things entertaining, but the movie itself is thin and derivative, never quite engaging the audience with its magic." ‐Contactmusic.com
Posted Nov 17, 2016
4/5 89%

Elle (2016)

"There's a boldly comical tone to this outrageous thriller that can't help but unnerve audiences right the way through to a chilling climax." ‐Contactmusic.com
Posted Nov 10, 2016
2.5/5 44%

100 Streets (2017)

"This film is very nicely shot and acted, but the simplistic script makes it difficult to properly engage with." ‐Contactmusic.com
Posted Nov 10, 2016
4.5/5 93%

Arrival (2016)

"This sci-fi drama has an enjoyably brain-bending plot that leaves the audience almost stunned with the weight of its themes." ‐Contactmusic.com
Posted Nov 10, 2016
3/5 59%

The Light Between Oceans (2016)

"No one will deny that it looks gorgeous, and that the cast performs with raw emotional intensity." ‐Contactmusic.com
Posted Nov 4, 2016
2.5/5 51%

The Accountant (2016)

"While this slick dramatic thriller plays with some intriguing ideas and themes, it never actually breaks the surface, relying on silly plotting and simplistic moralising." ‐Contactmusic.com
Posted Nov 4, 2016
3.5/5 72%

Nocturnal Animals (2016)

"Even if the action-mystery dominates the subtler scenes, the film remains a moving look at the impossibility of achieving happiness, love, success and redemption at the same time." ‐Contactmusic.com
Posted Nov 4, 2016
4.5/5 95%

Train to Busan (Bu-san-haeng) (2016)

"This is one of the most breathless action thrillers in recent memory, propelling the audience through its story at the same breakneck speed as the bullet train on which it takes place." ‐Contactmusic.com
Posted Oct 28, 2016
4/5 89%

Burn Burn Burn (2015)

"An unusually intelligent black comedy, this British independent film takes the audience on a road trip that's packed with surprises." ‐Contactmusic.com
Posted Oct 28, 2016
4/5 91%

Doctor Strange (2016)

"Yes, Doctor Strange will change the tone of Marvel movies going forward, and that's a very good thing." ‐Contactmusic.com
Posted Oct 28, 2016
4/5 75%

Trolls (2016)

"Almost pathologically buoyant, this brightly colourful animated comedy is so cheeky that it's impossible to dislike." ‐Contactmusic.com
Posted Oct 21, 2016
4/5 98%

Moonlight (2016)

"It's a compelling and resonant drama that gets way under the skin and stays there." ‐Contactmusic.com
Posted Oct 21, 2016
3.5/5 38%

Jack Reacher: Never Go Back (2016)

"It's unusually tight and gritty, the kind of movie that doesn't really need a massive Imax screen to convey its urgency." ‐Contactmusic.com
Posted Oct 21, 2016
2/5 20%

Inferno (2016)

"Gone are the clever, fake-academic revelations and rather wacky action antics, and in their place are clues that feel utterly irrelevant, accompanied by fights and chases that are incoherent." ‐Contactmusic.com
Posted Oct 13, 2016
3.5/5 63%

Storks (2016)

"It has the standard fast-paced snarky tone and too-frantic imagery, but the script is smarter than average, dropping deranged lines of hilarious dialogue into every scene." ‐Contactmusic.com
Posted Oct 13, 2016
2.5/5 81%

American Honey (2016)

"There's no real plot to speak of, and as the film unfolds over nearly three hours, it becomes naggingly clear that there isn't much of a point." ‐Contactmusic.com
Posted Oct 13, 2016
4.5/5 98%

Under The Shadow (2016)

"It's rare to find a movie that so adeptly frightens us while also giving us something to think about." ‐Contactmusic.com
Posted Oct 7, 2016
3/5 89%

Blood Father (2016)

"It's also so relentlessly grisly that it borders on cartoonish. But with such riveting actors at the centre and in side roles, it's easy to sit back and go with it." ‐Contactmusic.com
Posted Oct 7, 2016
3.5/5 44%

The Girl on the Train (2016)

"Taylor manages to bring out plenty of insinuating textures in the characters to keep the audience intrigued, but he never quite gets a grip on the Hitchcockian elements of this story about identity and life expectations." ‐Contactmusic.com
Posted Oct 7, 2016
4/5 98%

The Babadook (2014)

"For her first feature, Australian actress-turned-filmmaker Jennifer Kent creates a startlingly effective horror movie by combining serious scariness with some darkly evocative emotion." ‐Contactmusic.com
Posted Oct 5, 2016
3/5 63%

Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children (2016)

"The film isn't as involving as it could be, but it's still a lot of fun." ‐Contactmusic.com
Posted Sep 30, 2016
3/5 47%

Free State of Jones (2016)

"Since its true story is still so timely after some 150 years, we can forgive this film for being somewhat dull in the way the events are recounted." ‐Contactmusic.com
Posted Sep 30, 2016
3/5 84%

Deepwater Horizon (2016)

"So most of the action is genuinely thrilling. But it's sometimes impossible to work out what's happening to whom in the usual shaky-cam aesthetic." ‐Contactmusic.com
Posted Sep 30, 2016
3/5 63%

The Magnificent Seven (2016)

"There may not be any surprises, and only a whiff of thematic interest in the corporate greed element, but the film is still rip-roaringly entertaining." ‐Contactmusic.com
Posted Sep 22, 2016
3/5 83%

The Girl With All the Gifts (2016)

"It's engaging and sometimes exciting, but it never resonates in a meaningful way." ‐Contactmusic.com
Posted Sep 22, 2016
3.5/5 83%

Imperium (2016)

"Tthe film relies on underlying tension, strong thematic resonance and another committed performance from Daniel Radcliffe." ‐Contactmusic.com
Posted Sep 22, 2016
4/5 77%

Bridget Jones's Baby (2016)

"The cast and crew could have easily just recycled the same old jokes, but they've skilfully pushed Bridget into a new stage of her life while keeping her as clumsily likeable as ever." ‐Contactmusic.com
Posted Sep 16, 2016
3/5 36%

Blair Witch (2016)

"It's better than most shaky-cam films, including the original." ‐Contactmusic.com
Posted Sep 15, 2016
3.5/5 95%

The Beatles: Eight Days a Week - The Touring Years (2016)

"With its never-seen footage and lots of great music, it can't help but be hugely entertaining." ‐Contactmusic.com
Posted Sep 15, 2016
5/5 97%

Kubo and the Two Strings (2016)

"Not only does every moment of the movie look exquisite, but the story is smart, original and hugely entertaining." ‐Contactmusic.com
Posted Sep 13, 2016
4/5 86%

Pete's Dragon (2016)

"Hugely enjoyable." ‐Contactmusic.com
Posted Sep 13, 2016
3.5/5 78%

The Shallows (2016)

"There also isn't a single dull moment, and it leaves us feeling like we've survived a nail-biting brush with one of nature's most deadly predators." ‐Contactmusic.com
Posted Sep 13, 2016
3/5 67%

David Brent: Life on the Road (2017)

"The film is far too dry and awkward to say anything terribly meaningful about all of this, but fans of The Office will love catching up with their hero." ‐Contactmusic.com
Posted Sep 13, 2016
3.5/5 89%

The Childhood of a Leader (2016)

"Bold and intelligent, this dark drama is a challenging portrait of the making of an authoritarian dictator." ‐Contactmusic.com
Posted Sep 13, 2016
3/5 59%

War Dogs (2016)

"The story is told with a heavy dose of macho swagger by The Hangover's Todd Phillips, which makes it entertaining even as it dodges the heavier themes the plot is raising." ‐Contactmusic.com
Posted Sep 13, 2016
2/5 92%

Swallows and Amazons (2016)

"As is, this is still a lovely tale of a child's first flush of independence. But anyone over about 7 years old will find the clumsy filmmaking hard to take." ‐Contactmusic.com
Posted Sep 13, 2016
4.5/5 79%

Julieta (2016)

"Iconic Spanish filmmaker Pedro Almodovar is back with another powerfully complex female-centred drama, along the lines of Volver or All About My Mother." ‐Contactmusic.com
Posted Sep 13, 2016
4/5 77%

Popstar: Never Stop Never Stopping (2016)

"An astute satire of the pop music business, this raucous mock-documentary is consistently hilarious from start to finish." ‐Contactmusic.com
Posted Sep 13, 2016
2.5/5 43%

Kickboxer: Vengeance (2016)

"It's good for a laugh, but not much else." ‐Contactmusic.com
Posted Sep 13, 2016
4/5 82%

Captain Fantastic (2016)

"An offbeat comedy-drama with a timely kick, this charming family road trip takes on some very deep topics without flinching." ‐Contactmusic.com
Posted Sep 13, 2016
4/5 98%

Hell or High Water (2016)

"Every scene bristles with comedy and suspense, and the atmosphere is further enhanced by a moody score and wonderfully evocative songs by Nick Cave and Warren Ellis." ‐Contactmusic.com
Posted Sep 13, 2016
4/5 65%

Anthropoid (2016)

"[Director Sean Ellis] has a sharp attention to detail, so the film is bracingly realistic, carrying a strong emotional kick in the final act." ‐Contactmusic.com
Posted Sep 13, 2016
3.5/5 88%

Born To Be Blue (2016)

"Writer-director Robert Budreau takes a stylised approach to this biopic of the legendary jazz artist Chet Baker, combining the achingly soulful music with an equally resonant performance from Ethan Hawke." ‐Contactmusic.com
Posted Sep 13, 2016
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