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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
4/5 93% The Guardians (Les Gardiennes) (2018) Filmmaker Xavier Beauvois creates what feels like a timeless classic with its big story, intensely involving characters and French countryside setting.‐ Shadows on the Wall
Read More | Posted Aug 15, 2018
5/5 95% We the Animals (2018) Zagar's documentary eye and sensitivity to complex characters make a potent combination, marking him as a filmmaker to watch.‐ Shadows on the Wall
Read More | Posted Aug 15, 2018
3/5 13% Billionaire Boys Club (2018) Vivid performances from Elgort and Egerton make it worth watching.‐ Shadows on the Wall
Read More | Posted Aug 15, 2018
1.5/5 86% The Festival (2018) While many gags are enjoyably unhinged, most of the humour feels very lazy, pushing the expected buttons while pretending to be sexy and/or disgusting.‐ Shadows on the Wall
Read More | Posted Aug 15, 2018
3.5/5 93% The Wife (2018) Blistering performances.‐ Shadows on the Wall
Read More | Posted Aug 15, 2018
3.5/5 70% Christopher Robin (2018) The acting and effects are first-rate, and the cast and crew make sure the film's heart is in the right place.‐ Shadows on the Wall
Read More | Posted Aug 14, 2018
2/5 19% The Darkest Minds (2018) The writing and directing continually treat the audience like idiots.‐ Shadows on the Wall
Read More | Posted Aug 10, 2018
4/5 No Score Yet Making a Killing (2018) Each of the characters bristles with life, making their conversations edgy and unpredictable. The actors have a great time playing with the detailed characterisations.‐ Shadows on the Wall
Read More | Posted Aug 10, 2018
3/5 48% The Meg (2018) This is basically the perfect summer blockbuster. It demands absolutely nothing of its audience.‐ Shadows on the Wall
Read More | Posted Aug 9, 2018
3.5/5 82% Beirut (2018) Well worth seeing for Jon Hamm's riveting central performance.‐ Shadows on the Wall
Read More | Posted Aug 8, 2018
5/5 96% BlacKkKlansman (2018) It's powerful, urgent, unquenchable.‐ Shadows on the Wall
Read More | Posted Aug 8, 2018
3.5/5 45% The Spy Who Dumped Me (2018) Not only has a superbly spiky script and inventive direction, but it's also an engaging new angle on true girl power.‐ Shadows on the Wall
Read More | Posted Aug 3, 2018
3.5/5 100% The Heiresses (Las Herederas) (2018) Brun is simply wonderful, conveying Chela's arc with seriously layered depth.‐ Shadows on the Wall
Read More | Posted Jul 31, 2018
4/5 63% The Forest of the Lost Souls (A Floresta das Almas Perdidas) (2018) The film is strikingly well made, with vivid characters and a jagged sense of humour underscoring the sombre theme.‐ Shadows on the Wall
Read More | Posted Jul 31, 2018
3/5 69% The Apparition (L'apparition) (2018) There's a sense that this could break out into a Da Vinci Code-style thriller at any moment, even though we know that it won't.‐ Shadows on the Wall
Read More | Posted Jul 31, 2018
3.5/5 90% Hearts Beat Loud (2018) Offerman is particularly skilled at this kind of thing, bringing out dry comedy, warm affection and some powerful but subtly expressed emotion.‐ Shadows on the Wall
Read More | Posted Jul 31, 2018
3/5 88% Ant-Man and the Wasp (2018) The set-pieces feel somewhat expected, thankfully there's still plenty of witty banter and inventive filmmaking touches to keep the audience entertained.‐ Shadows on the Wall
Read More | Posted Jul 31, 2018
4/5 100% King Cohen: The Wild World of Filmmaker Larry Cohen (2018) This documentary is a treasure trove for cinema lovers.‐ Shadows on the Wall
Read More | Posted Jul 30, 2018
4/5 63% Miles (2017) Nathan Adloff proves that he's also not afraid to generate some honest, dark resonance as well.‐ Shadows on the Wall
Read More | Posted Jul 25, 2018
2.5/5 42% Hot Summer Nights (2018) The film's second half feels like it crawls at a snail's pace, only watchable because of Chalamet's offhanded charisma.‐ Shadows on the Wall
Read More | Posted Jul 25, 2018
4.5/5 100% Apostasy (2017) It's simply spine-tingling.‐ Shadows on the Wall
Read More | Posted Jul 25, 2018
4.5/5 97% Mission: Impossible - Fallout (2018) This is sure-handed filmmaking that fires on every conceivable cylinder.‐ Shadows on the Wall
Read More | Posted Jul 25, 2018
3.5/5 No Score Yet My Life with James Dean (Ma vie avec James Dean) (2018) Choisy mixes witty imagery with likeable characters and clever dialog.‐ Shadows on the Wall
Read More | Posted Jul 24, 2018
3.5/5 No Score Yet Malila: The Farewell Flower (2017) It's beautiful to look at, provocative in its ideas and ultimately moving in what it has to say.‐ Shadows on the Wall
Read More | Posted Jul 24, 2018
4/5 92% Euthanizer (Armomurhaaja) (2018) Refreshingly, this isn't a movie about a cranky old man being softened by an unwanted dog and a woman who makes him look dull by comparison.‐ Shadows on the Wall
Read More | Posted Jul 24, 2018
2/5 14% Damascus Cover (2018) At least the film looks good.‐ Shadows on the Wall
Read More | Posted Jul 24, 2018
3/5 51% Equalizer 2 (2018) A couple of hours of pseudo-thoughtful entertainment.‐ Shadows on the Wall
Read More | Posted Jul 23, 2018
3.5/5 79% Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again (2018) Looser and livelier, which makes the most of the nutty choreography and colourful settings.‐ Shadows on the Wall
Read More | Posted Jul 19, 2018
4/5 82% Love, Cecil (2018) A visual feast.‐ Shadows on the Wall
Read More | Posted Jul 18, 2018
2.5/5 10% Escape Plan 2: Hades (2018) This low-rent sequel abandons the cheesy tone that made its starrier predecessor a guilty pleasure.‐ Shadows on the Wall
Read More | Posted Jul 18, 2018
3.5/5 58% Hotel Artemis (2018) Stylish and energetic, packed with cool cinematic touches and lively characters.‐ Shadows on the Wall
Read More | Posted Jul 18, 2018
3.5/5 100% Mario (2018) Although it feels rather overlong, it's packed with powerful moments.‐ Shadows on the Wall
Read More | Posted Jul 12, 2018
4/5 No Score Yet At the End of the Day (2018) Snappy, energetic filmmaking and a superb sense of irreverence add a sharp edge to this religious-themed comedy-drama.‐ Shadows on the Wall
Read More | Posted Jul 11, 2018
3.5/5 No Score Yet Pulse (2017) Some scenes are so raw that audience members feel almost invasive watching them.‐ Shadows on the Wall
Read More | Posted Jul 11, 2018
3/5 88% Pin Cushion (2018) Both performances are superb. Scanlan is particularly good, adding a yearning helplessness to Lyn's every decision.‐ Shadows on the Wall
Read More | Posted Jul 11, 2018
3/5 38% A Swingers Weekend (2018) There's superb dialog between the characters, and the actors dive in with charm, energy and passion.‐ Shadows on the Wall
Read More | Posted Jul 11, 2018
2/5 48% Skyscraper (2018) If Johnson had been allowed to wink at the camera, this might have been good fun.‐ Shadows on the Wall
Read More | Posted Jul 11, 2018
3/5 No Score Yet A Deal with the Universe (2018) Profound and provocative.‐ Shadows on the Wall
Read More | Posted Jul 9, 2018
4/5 No Score Yet Postcards from the 48% (2018) Carefully avoiding sensationalism, this is an honest, articulate attempt to find the facts in a situation that seems inexplicable.‐ Shadows on the Wall
Read More | Posted Jul 9, 2018
3.5/5 64% Sicario: Day of the Soldado (2018) Del Toro and Brolin are both terrific, as expected, although neither character has much of a connection with the audience.‐ Shadows on the Wall
Read More | Posted Jul 9, 2018
3.5/5 67% Ideal Home (2018) The breezy romcom approach allows Fleming to touch on several big topics in ways that are never preachy.‐ Shadows on the Wall
Read More | Posted Jul 9, 2018
3/5 39% Mary Shelley (2018) Fanning has a superb presence as Mary, revealing her blazing intellect and social passion with some nicely complex layers.‐ Shadows on the Wall
Read More | Posted Jul 5, 2018
3/5 73% Adrift (2018) It's a great showcase for Woodley and Claflin. And an inspiring story of tenacity.‐ Shadows on the Wall
Read More | Posted Jul 5, 2018
43% Swimming with Men (2018) Even if the script is relentlessly simplistic, hitting all of the usual plot points like clockwork, the characters are so engaging that it's difficult to remain cynical.‐ Shadows on the Wall
Read More | Posted Jul 5, 2018
4/5 93% Incredibles 2 (2018) Even if the mechanics of the plot sometimes bog down in expository dialog, Bird more than makes up for it with character-based humour.‐ Shadows on the Wall
Read More | Posted Jun 29, 2018
3.5/5 49% Tomb Raider (2018) It's a rare blockbuster that respects the laws of physics.‐ Shadows on the Wall
Read More | Posted Jun 28, 2018
3.5/5 No Score Yet Sunset Contract (2018) The acting is so offhanded that it feels earthy and natural, even as the story has a somewhat bonkers fairy tale sensibility.‐ Shadows on the Wall
Read More | Posted Jun 26, 2018
4/5 90% Skate Kitchen (2018) Fascinating, honest and thoroughly gripping, expertly shot and edited to bring out the natural performances.‐ Shadows on the Wall
Read More | Posted Jun 26, 2018
1.5/5 20% Astro (2018) Cheesy and relentlessly over-serious.‐ Shadows on the Wall
Read More | Posted Jun 26, 2018
4/5 100% Leave No Trace (2018) Refreshingly, there's no artificial conflict... Confident filmmaking shows in every frame.‐ Shadows on the Wall
Read More | Posted Jun 26, 2018