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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
4.5/5 91% Star Wars: The Last Jedi (2017) Each of these characters finds a surprising connection to others, derailing plans and sending each person on an unexpected journey. The way Johnson orchestrates all of this is remarkable because it's both coherent and compelling. ‐ Contactmusic.com
Read More | Posted Dec 18, 2017
3/5 66% Victoria & Abdul (2017) The story is a bit thin, and some elements are difficult to believe, but it's thoroughly engaging.‐ Contactmusic.com
Read More | Posted Dec 17, 2017
3.5/5 79% Film Stars Don't Die in Liverpool (2017) Between the artful direction and incisive script, there's plenty of wit and romance and never a whiff of sentimentality. And while it never feels particularly deep, the movie is packed with points of resonance that linger in the mind afterwards.‐ Contactmusic.com
Read More | Posted Dec 17, 2017
3.5/5 92% Good Time (2017) It never feels terribly organic, but it is consistently entertaining, even as it gets increasingly violent. And the driving theme of brotherly love gives the film an unexpected emotional soul.‐ Contactmusic.com
Read More | Posted Dec 17, 2017
3/5 96% Mudbound (2017) Director-cowriter Dee Rees gives this 1940s drama such an epic scale that it might have played out better as a TV miniseries, with more time to flesh out the characters and complex situations. But the themes are so vivid that it still gets under the skin.‐ Contactmusic.com
Read More | Posted Dec 17, 2017
4/5 87% Professor Marston & The Wonder Women (2017) This is a powerful depiction of how society fears outsiders who bring big ideas that can change the world.‐ Contactmusic.com
Read More | Posted Dec 17, 2017
3.5/5 50% Shot (2017) This may be a gimmicky exploration of gun violence, which sometimes feels like a preachy public service advisory, but its story unfolds with raw power.‐ Contactmusic.com
Read More | Posted Dec 17, 2017
3/5 29% The Wilde Wedding (2017) Even if it never quite deals with the bigger issues it raises, the sassy dialogue, twisty plot and full-on performances are so lively that the audience is kept on its toes, at least until it becomes obvious where it's heading.‐ Contactmusic.com
Read More | Posted Dec 17, 2017
4/5 79% The Killing of a Sacred Deer (2017) Without offering simplistic answers, the film echoes on both personal and much larger societal levels. But it's the simple story of a family forced to confront the sins of the father that carries the biggest kick.‐ Contactmusic.com
Read More | Posted Dec 17, 2017
4/5 29% Suburbicon (2017) This is a bracing exploration of the light and dark sides of American culture, cleverly delivering a searing message with wit and intelligence.‐ Contactmusic.com
Read More | Posted Dec 17, 2017
5/5 99% God's Own Country (2017) This is just a strikingly well-observed story about two lost people who find each other in an unexpected place.‐ Contactmusic.com
Read More | Posted Dec 17, 2017
5/5 81% Patti Cake$ (2017) The offbeat characters are ridiculously loveable, the music infectious and the plot strong enough to have us on our feet cheering at the end.‐ Contactmusic.com
Read More | Posted Dec 17, 2017
4/5 85% Wonder (2017) It approaches its story and characters in a way that feels bracingly true to life. It's also a rare movie that's infused with strong emotions right from the start, but never dips into any kind of sentimentality.‐ Contactmusic.com
Read More | Posted Dec 17, 2017
2.5/5 74% The Limehouse Golem (2017) A Victorian thriller with rather heavy echoes of Jack the Ripper, this film struggles to rise above the murky atmosphere it weaves. And the plot itself is as dense as the low-lying London fog.‐ Contactmusic.com
Read More | Posted Dec 17, 2017
4/5 91% Stronger (2017) This is a gritty, honest drama that never dips into sentimentality. It's also a strikingly involving story about a young man who is forced to confront things about himself far beyond his injuries. And that makes it genuinely inspirational.‐ Contactmusic.com
Read More | Posted Dec 17, 2017
2.5/5 88% Only the Brave (2017) Based on a genuinely moving true story, this film undercuts the realism by pushing its heroic machismo at every turn.‐ Contactmusic.com
Read More | Posted Dec 17, 2017
2.5/5 63% Shot Caller (2017) By emphasising the characters' thuggishness over anything more nuanced, filmmaker Ric Roman Waugh seems to betray the fact that he thinks brutality is inherently entertaining.‐ Contactmusic.com
Read More | Posted Dec 17, 2017
4/5 91% The Disaster Artist (2017) The fiercely clever casting alone makes it worth the price of admission, but this is also the kind of movie that makes us fall in in love with cinema all over again. And it'll make you less afraid to admit your guilty pleasures.‐ Contactmusic.com
Read More | Posted Dec 17, 2017
4/5 81% Brigsby Bear (2017) Every scene is packed with witty touches that are both funny and meaningful. And the story's message is powerful without ever being pushy.‐ Contactmusic.com
Read More | Posted Dec 17, 2017
4/5 85% Battle of the Sexes (2017) This film is much more than a skilful re-enactment. It's a witty and insightful exploration of the kind of person who chases sporting success and global fame, even when the odds are stacked against them.‐ Contactmusic.com
Read More | Posted Dec 17, 2017
3.5/5 80% The Man Who Invented Christmas (2017) There's a somewhat contrived jauntiness to this blending of fact and fiction that may leave cynical audiences annoyed. But for those who leave their bah-humbug attitudes at home, it's a wonderfully entertaining take on a classic.‐ Contactmusic.com
Read More | Posted Dec 17, 2017
3/5 71% Ferdinand (2017) While the silly, pointless mayhem will keep children giggling, it's the story's big heart that makes it worth seeing.‐ Contactmusic.com
Read More | Posted Dec 17, 2017
3/5 19% Daddy's Home 2 (2017) Like the 2015 original, this comedy plays merrily with cliches to tell a silly story that's funny but never particularly clever. It's an enjoyable bit of escapist entertainment, mixing some sharp gags in between the more obvious jokes.‐ Contactmusic.com
Read More | Posted Dec 17, 2017
4.5/5 100% Paddington 2 (2018) It's also refreshingly designed with a timeless style that's quirky and inventive rather than gimmicky-cool, undercutting the sentimentality with good-hearted sarcasm while making the important point that we need to take care of each other.‐ Contactmusic.com
Read More | Posted Nov 10, 2017
3/5 29% A Bad Moms Christmas (2017) The film's raucous humour is just rude enough to seem transgressive, even if it isn't.‐ Contactmusic.com
Read More | Posted Nov 10, 2017
3.5/5 58% Murder On The Orient Express (2017) The stand-out in the ensemble is Pfeiffer, whose blowsy American has the most intriguing trajectory‐ Contactmusic.com
Read More | Posted Nov 10, 2017
2/5 7% The Snowman (2017) The mystery develops in directions that aren't remotely interesting, leaving the entire movie feeling flat. At least it's beautifully photographed in stunning Norwegian scenery.‐ Contactmusic.com
Read More | Posted Oct 27, 2017
3.5/5 92% Thor: Ragnarok (2017) The most riotously enjoyable Marvel movie yet.‐ Contactmusic.com
Read More | Posted Oct 27, 2017
4.5/5 96% Call Me by Your Name (2018) What sets this movie apart is the way it creates characters who feel like they have vivid, full lives even when they're not on-screen. So as they collide and connect, everything feels organic and full of possibilities.‐ Contactmusic.com
Read More | Posted Oct 27, 2017
4/5 66% Breathe (2017) Characters burst with personality, and the events unfold with some unexpected complications that make the movie strikingly edgy.‐ Contactmusic.com
Read More | Posted Oct 27, 2017
4/5 No Score Yet Rift (2011) Sleek and dark, this Icelandic thriller gets under the skin quickly with filmmaking that's enticingly mysterious. ‐ Shadows on the Wall
Read More | Posted Oct 18, 2017
3.5/5 69% mother! (2017) ... it's genuinely harrowing.‐ Contactmusic.com
Read More | Posted Oct 13, 2017
3/5 24% 6 Below: Miracle On The Mountain (2017) ... would almost be unbelievable if they didn't really happen.‐ Contactmusic.com
Read More | Posted Oct 13, 2017
4/5 92% The Meyerowitz Stories (New and Selected) (2017) ... it's a striking portrait of a creative family... ‐ Contactmusic.com
Read More | Posted Oct 13, 2017
4/5 84% The Party (2018) Impeccably played by a great cast... ‐ Contactmusic.com
Read More | Posted Oct 13, 2017
3.5/5 92% Walking Out (2017) Indeed, things get genuinely gruelling, but filmmakers Alex and Andrew Smith somehow manage to avoid both melodrama and sentimentality.‐ Shadows on the Wall
Read More | Posted Oct 9, 2017
4/5 60% Lazy Eye (2016) Essentially a single extended conversation in an unusual setting, this film strikes an honest, introspective tone as two men try to make sense of where they were once, and where they are now.‐ Shadows on the Wall
Read More | Posted Oct 6, 2017
2/5 50% On the Road (2016) In trying to make a movie to appeal to wider audiences, Winterbottom is likely to alienate everyone. ‐ Contactmusic.com
Read More | Posted Oct 6, 2017
4/5 87% Blade Runner 2049 (2017) As the plot twists and turns, the settings and gadgets create a retro vision of the future that's almost unnervingly recognisable as where we live right now.‐ Contactmusic.com
Read More | Posted Oct 6, 2017
4/5 64% Goodbye Christopher Robin (2017) The film refuses to merely relax and enjoy the sunny cheerfulness of the Winnie the Pooh stories. And that's the point: they were written to inject a smile into a hurting post-war society. ‐ Contactmusic.com
Read More | Posted Sep 29, 2017
3/5 52% Kingsman: The Golden Circle (2017) The film is fast and silly, piling witty dialogue into nutty action set-pieces to keep the audience smiling. Most audience members won't care that Vaughn has diminished the brand‐ Contactmusic.com
Read More | Posted Sep 29, 2017
4/5 85% Heartstone (Hjartasteinn) (2017) Dark and sometimes very grim, this Icelandic teen drama tackles a serious topic in an intensely personal way.‐ Shadows on the Wall
Read More | Posted Sep 18, 2017
4.5/5 84% Detroit (2017) ... the film leaves us shaken with its reminder that we can't just drift along hoping peace and equality happens by itself. Without stepping in to change the system, this will happen again and again.‐ Contactmusic.com
Read More | Posted Sep 1, 2017
4/5 87% Wind River (2017) It's a gorgeously shot film with especially well-developed characters who bring intensity and emotion to every scene.‐ Contactmusic.com
Read More | Posted Aug 31, 2017
2/5 25% The Vault (2017) It's a clever idea, but the script isn't nearly as smart as it's trying to be, falling back on feeble attempts to generate suspense by throwing every cliche imaginable at the screen.‐ Contactmusic.com
Read More | Posted Aug 31, 2017
2/5 42% Goon: Last of the Enforcers (2017) Sadly, this sequel kind of misses the point of what made the first movie such a favourite: it opts to focus on corny gross-out gags rather than humour that's firmly rooted in the characters and story.‐ Contactmusic.com
Read More | Posted Aug 31, 2017
3/5 86% American Made (2017) It's a lively, gripping romp. But it could have been a lot more than that.‐ Contactmusic.com
Read More | Posted Aug 25, 2017
3/5 78% Final Portrait (2018) But the characters are so vivid that it's thoroughly engaging, and it's written and directed by Stanley Tucci with a terrific attention to detail.‐ Contactmusic.com
Read More | Posted Aug 18, 2017
3.5/5 40% The Hitman's Bodyguard (2017) It really doesn't matter that this movie is utterly ridiculous, because the central pairing of Ryan Reynolds with Samuel L. Jackson is so entertaining that we never want it to end.‐ Contactmusic.com
Read More | Posted Aug 18, 2017
4/5 80% An Inconvenient Sequel: Truth To Power (2017) The film is beautifully assembled with gorgeous footage from around the globe, vividly offering imagery to back up the scientific facts, accompanied by Gore's narration, which carefully outlines the issue without blinding us with detail.‐ Contactmusic.com
Read More | Posted Aug 18, 2017