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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
3/4 34% I Feel Pretty (2018) In the case of I Feel Pretty, as corny and contrived as the final scenes are, you might actually applaud the message. If not, at least you'll have the proper and fair ammunition to back up your argument.‐ Chicago Sun-Times
Read More | Posted Apr 19, 2018
2/4 35% Super Troopers 2 (2018) While the members of the Broken Lizard comedy group retain their likability... there are simply too many dead spots and cheap jokes and flat gags to carry a full-length feature.‐ Chicago Sun-Times
Read More | Posted Apr 19, 2018
3.5/4 92% Andre the Giant (2018) Mostly, we have a fuller understanding of why Andre's 46 years on this planet had such a lasting effect on so many people.‐ Chicago Sun-Times
Read More | Posted Apr 12, 2018
3/4 78% Beirut (2018) This is an old-fashioned spy thriller, and as such it succeeds.‐ Chicago Sun-Times
Read More | Posted Apr 12, 2018
4/4 90% Lean on Pete (2018) It's hard to imagine anyone watching Lean on Pete and not rooting hard for Charley's wish to come true.‐ Chicago Sun-Times
Read More | Posted Apr 12, 2018
1.5/4 50% Rampage (2018) Rampage might not be the worst movie of the year so far, but it's a contender for most pointless.‐ Chicago Sun-Times
Read More | Posted Apr 12, 2018
3.5/4 86% You Were Never Really Here (2018) Joaquin Phoenix has never been shy about going big if the role called for it -- and maybe even if the role didn't necessarily call for it -- but his performance here ranks as one of his best because of what happens between the outbursts.‐ Chicago Sun-Times
Read More | Posted Apr 12, 2018
3.5/4 74% Paterno (2018) Now, with the title role in HBO's unsettling and riveting and scathing Paterno, Pacino reminds us of why he's a singular talent.‐ Chicago Sun-Times
Read More | Posted Apr 6, 2018
3.5/4 77% Chappaquiddick (2018) Chappaquiddick reminds us that without the Kennedy name and influence, the man who drove a car off a bridge, swam to shore and left a young woman to die, and then went into hiding and defense mode, should have gone to jail for a long time.‐ Chicago Sun-Times
Read More | Posted Apr 5, 2018
3/4 95% A Quiet Place (2018) This is the kind of film that delivers on about 75 percent of its promise and has you looking forward to the time when the director hits something all the way out of the park.‐ Chicago Sun-Times
Read More | Posted Apr 5, 2018
2/4 82% Blockers (2018) Even in a broad comedy, there's something sad at the core.‐ Chicago Sun-Times
Read More | Posted Apr 5, 2018
2/4 72% Final Portrait (2018) As a film, it's well-made and the performances are fine, but it feels slight and thin and inconsequential - quite the opposite of the work Alberto Giacometti left behind.‐ Chicago Sun-Times
Read More | Posted Mar 30, 2018
3.5/4 73% Ready Player One (2018) If Ready Player One had been directed by a 26-year-old, the movie world would be flipping out over the new visionary on the map.‐ Chicago Sun-Times
Read More | Posted Mar 27, 2018
3/4 79% I Kill Giants (2018) About those giants. This is by no means a big-budget film, but the CGI creatures are pretty cool to behold. ‐ Chicago Sun-Times
Read More | Posted Mar 23, 2018
2/4 16% Midnight Sun (2018) Midnight Sun is cheesy and implausible and manipulative, but it did chip away at my cynicism through the sheer force of its corny and sincere heart.‐ Chicago Sun-Times
Read More | Posted Mar 23, 2018
3/4 79% Unsane (2018) Through it all, Claire Foy kills. In more ways than one.‐ Chicago Sun-Times
Read More | Posted Mar 23, 2018
3/4 42% Paul, Apostle of Christ (2018) Caviezel gives a stoic performance as the brave and selfless Luke. Lynch and Whalley are excellent as the husband and wife Christian community leaders Aquila and Priscilla. Costumes, sets, cinematography and editing are all first-rate.‐ Chicago Sun-Times
Read More | Posted Mar 22, 2018
2/4 43% Pacific Rim Uprising (2018) We're sitting through a glorified B-movie with nothing new to say.‐ Chicago Sun-Times
Read More | Posted Mar 21, 2018
3.5/4 92% Love, Simon (2018) As the romantic mystery develops, the light comedy keeps us amused. ‐ Chicago Sun-Times
Read More | Posted Mar 16, 2018
3.5/4 96% The Death of Stalin (2018) From start to finish, director/co-writer Armando Iannucci (creator of HBO's brilliant Veep) delivers an audacious and insightful and ridiculous and hilarious send-up that reminded me of the classic Monty Python films of the 1970s and 1980s.‐ Chicago Sun-Times
Read More | Posted Mar 16, 2018
2/4 49% Tomb Raider (2018) If the future chapters are to be this silly and disposable, one hopes Vikander moves on as quickly from this film as I did as a viewer.‐ Chicago Sun-Times
Read More | Posted Mar 15, 2018
2/4 22% 7 Days in Entebbe (2018) The British actress Rosamund Pike, alas, is a disaster as Kuhlmann. ‐ Chicago Sun-Times
Read More | Posted Mar 14, 2018
3/4 41% Gringo (2018) Director Nash Edgerton and screenwriters Anthony Tambakis and Matthew Stone do a fine job of juggling the multiple story lines, moving things along at an entertaining clip.‐ Chicago Sun-Times
Read More | Posted Mar 9, 2018
2/4 37% The Strangers: Prey At Night (2018) When, for the love of God, are these Horror Movie Families going to LEARN?‐ Chicago Sun-Times
Read More | Posted Mar 8, 2018
2/4 39% A Wrinkle in Time (2018) For all its scenes of characters flying and soaring and zooming here and there, it never really takes off.‐ Chicago Sun-Times
Read More | Posted Mar 7, 2018
2/4 17% Death Wish (2018) Again and again, Death Wish feels anything but real.‐ Chicago Sun-Times
Read More | Posted Mar 1, 2018
3/4 82% Game Night (2018) The Game Night co-directors deliver a stylish and good-looking movie.‐ Chicago Sun-Times
Read More | Posted Feb 22, 2018
3/4 58% Half Magic (2018) Along the way, Graham, Kinsey and Beatriz trade some hilariously X-rated dialogue.‐ Chicago Sun-Times
Read More | Posted Feb 22, 2018
3.5/4 100% Rogers Park (2018) Rogers Park is poetic and lovely and muscular and unforgiving at the same time, much like the area itself and the city as a whole.‐ Chicago Sun-Times
Read More | Posted Feb 21, 2018
4/4 87% Annihilation (2018) "Annihilation" becomes ever more trippy and challenging - and thus ever more interesting.‐ Chicago Sun-Times
Read More | Posted Feb 21, 2018
3/4 17% Looking Glass (2018) Nicolas Cage's starring presence explains why it's such a compelling and offbeat little thriller.‐ Chicago Sun-Times
Read More | Posted Feb 16, 2018
3/4 No Score Yet Mercury in Retrograde (2017) Writer-director-producer Michael Glover Smith's Mercury in Retrograde is a smart, funny, quietly effective and authentic slice of older millennial life.‐ Chicago Sun-Times
Read More | Posted Feb 15, 2018
4/4 96% Black Panther (2018) Black Panther is one of the best superhero movies of the century.‐ Chicago Sun-Times
Read More | Posted Feb 14, 2018
1/4 13% Fifty Shades Freed (2018) With little else to keep me interested as the story stumbled along, I did enjoy keeping track of all the trendy names of various minor supporting characters. ‐ Chicago Sun-Times
Read More | Posted Feb 9, 2018
2/4 25% The 15:17 to Paris (2018) It's impossible to say whether The 15:17 to Paris would have been a better movie with professional actors in the lead roles. All we can do is go with what we've got.‐ Chicago Sun-Times
Read More | Posted Feb 8, 2018
2/4 16% The Cloverfield Paradox (2018) Somewhere along the development trail, someone in charge should have said: Arm! Get me a rewrite, arm!‐ Chicago Sun-Times
Read More | Posted Feb 7, 2018
3/4 100% 42 Grams (2017) Based on what we see in "42 Grams," perhaps the place collapsed under the weight of the chef's massive ego.‐ Chicago Sun-Times
Read More | Posted Jan 26, 2018
3.5/4 No Score Yet '85: The Greatest Team In Football History (2018) This is a great time capsule about a team that dominated the sport for one season, and then fell apart all too quickly due to a variety of factors.‐ Chicago Sun-Times
Read More | Posted Jan 26, 2018
3/4 61% A Futile and Stupid Gesture (2017) Forte captures Kenney's deadpan comedic insanity and his wry humor, but also conveys the sense of melancholy and emotional restlessness plaguing Doug. ‐ Chicago Sun-Times
Read More | Posted Jan 25, 2018
2/4 41% Den of Thieves (2018) What might have been a slick, smash-mouth, fast-paced piece of entertainment clocking in at 90 or 100 minutes somehow turns into a bloated, half-baked pie that drags on for 2 hours and 20 minutes.‐ Chicago Sun-Times
Read More | Posted Jan 18, 2018
3/4 73% Mom and Dad (2018) What makes Mom and Dad even creepier and chilling than a standard zombie movie is the parents don't turn into frothing-at-the-mouth, dead-eyed, robotic creatures. ‐ Chicago Sun-Times
Read More | Posted Jan 18, 2018
2.5/4 54% 12 Strong (2018) 12 Strong winds up being an almost-good film about some great American soldiers.‐ Chicago Sun-Times
Read More | Posted Jan 18, 2018
3.5/5 80% Film Stars Don't Die in Liverpool (2017) Director McGuigan and screenwriter Matt Greenhalgh paint Film Stars Don't Die ... in unapologetically sentimental tones.‐ Chicago Sun-Times
Read More | Posted Jan 12, 2018
4/4 91% Phantom Thread (2018) The attention to detail, the use of certain colors, the lush and vibrant photography of the dresses Reynolds makes and the clothes he wears - they're honestly breathtaking. ‐ Chicago Sun-Times
Read More | Posted Jan 11, 2018
1.5/4 57% The Commuter (2018) Many ridiculous things happen on the train. ‐ Chicago Sun-Times
Read More | Posted Jan 11, 2018
2/4 32% Insidious: The Last Key (2018) The Insidious timeline is becoming so murky, even a scary ghost lurking behind a locked door in the basement might give up and say, "Time out! Am I even supposed to be in this particular story? Who am I haunting again, and what's my motivation?"‐ Chicago Sun-Times
Read More | Posted Jan 5, 2018
3.5/4 100% Mr. Roosevelt (2017) Wells is a talent as a storyteller and as a director with a nice visual touch, and as a screen presence. Emily is wonderful. We like spending time with them. (Noel and Emily, I mean.)‐ Chicago Sun-Times
Read More | Posted Jan 5, 2018
4/4 87% The Post (2018) The standout is Bob Odenkirk as Ben Bagdikian, the kind of old-school reporter who wears out the soles of his shoes tracking down a scoop.‐ Chicago Sun-Times
Read More | Posted Jan 4, 2018
3.5/4 73% Hostiles (2018) Bale is as good as he's ever been, especially in the film's final 30 minutes or so.‐ Chicago Sun-Times
Read More | Posted Jan 4, 2018
3.5/4 78% All the Money in the World (2017) For a time this movie will probably be best known for the behind-the-scenes drama. But the work itself deserves to endure as one of the better films of 2017.‐ Chicago Sun-Times
Read More | Posted Dec 27, 2017