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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
3.5/4 No Score Yet Chi-Town (2018) This is a beautifully photographed, thoroughly engrossing, sobering but also inspirational piece of work. ‐ Chicago Sun-Times
Read More | Posted Aug 10, 2018
4/4 97% BlacKkKlansman (2018) BlacKkKlansman is one of Spike Lee's most accomplished films in recent memory, and one of the best films of 2018.‐ Chicago Sun-Times
Read More | Posted Aug 9, 2018
2/4 48% The Meg (2018) A lot is obvious here, in fact, including a couple of twists...You're there for the action, and there's a lot of it. It's OK, and there are some scares and some silliness and some sadness doled out along the way.‐ Chicago Sun-Times
Read More | Posted Aug 9, 2018
3/4 69% Never Goin' Back (2018) A rude, crude, rambling, raucous, sometimes quite gross and often very funny and endearing slice of lives we don't often see portrayed on the big screen.‐ Chicago Sun-Times
Read More | Posted Aug 8, 2018
3/4 45% Like Father (2018) Bell and Grammer are wonderful playing off one another. Funny when the moment calls for funny, authentic and believable when the moment calls for substantive drama.‐ Chicago Sun-Times
Read More | Posted Aug 3, 2018
3/4 70% Christopher Robin (2018) Simple. Sweet. Effective. And it's always nice to revisit the Hundred Acre Wood.‐ Chicago Sun-Times
Read More | Posted Aug 3, 2018
3/4 83% Puzzle (2018) How wonderful it is to see this fine actress carry a film and carry it so beautifully.‐ Chicago Sun-Times
Read More | Posted Aug 2, 2018
2/4 44% The Spy Who Dumped Me (2018) McKinnon has so much energy and creativity she nearly jumps out of the frame. It's an uneven performance with mixed results - but we're left hoping she'll be matched up with a better film role sometime soon.‐ Chicago Sun-Times
Read More | Posted Aug 2, 2018
3.5/4 97% Mission: Impossible - Fallout (2018) This is one of the most entertaining movies of the summer.‐ Chicago Sun-Times
Read More | Posted Jul 26, 2018
3/4 75% Don't Worry, He Won't Get Far on Foot (2018) The film sings with creativity and a feel-good '70s vibe and some fantastic dark humor.‐ Chicago Sun-Times
Read More | Posted Jul 20, 2018
4/4 94% Blindspotting (2018) Blindspotting moves at a brisk pace and raises the dramatic stakes with each scene; director Estrada has a masterful touch for pacing.‐ Chicago Sun-Times
Read More | Posted Jul 20, 2018
3.5/4 98% Eighth Grade (2018) I loved the look and simple but effective style of this film.‐ Chicago Sun-Times
Read More | Posted Jul 19, 2018
2/4 80% Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again (2018) So much head-scratching madness in one corny, old-fashioned musical that hops back and forth between the late 1970s and present day, with only the thinnest of storylines holding it. And yet it's impossible to work up anything approaching major distain.‐ Chicago Sun-Times
Read More | Posted Jul 19, 2018
3/4 49% Equalizer 2 (2018) There's not much effort to tie it all together with any kind of plausible, big-picture cohesion, but no matter. All we need to know is some very bad people have crossed Robert McCall, and that's almost always a deadly mistake.‐ Chicago Sun-Times
Read More | Posted Jul 18, 2018
3.5/4 90% Eating Animals (2018) Hold on, fellow meat eaters! Director Christopher Quinn's film isn't the blood-spattered, viral footage-laced, sermonizing moral lecture you might think it will be.‐ Chicago Sun-Times
Read More | Posted Jul 16, 2018
3.5/4 100% Jim Gaffigan: Noble Ape (2018) Gaffigan's a regular guy holding up a mirror to our everyday world, and turning those reflections into laughs and bigger laughs - and sometimes best of all, smiles of recognition.‐ Chicago Sun-Times
Read More | Posted Jul 13, 2018
3.5/4 100% The Bill Murray Stories: Life Lessons Learned from a Mythical Man (2018) See the movie. It's well worth the journey to find out what happens.‐ Chicago Sun-Times
Read More | Posted Jul 12, 2018
2/4 48% Skyscraper (2018) Skyscraper is the kind of movie you can watch on a flight, without bothering to wear headphones. In fact, it might play better that way.‐ Chicago Sun-Times
Read More | Posted Jul 12, 2018
3/4 94% Sorry to Bother You (2018) On balance, though, writer-director Boots Riley and the risk-taking ensemble cast deliver a unique and offbeat and weird and memorable blend of comedy, fantasy and sci-fi wackiness.‐ Chicago Sun-Times
Read More | Posted Jul 6, 2018
4/4 100% Leave No Trace (2018) Leave No Trace is further evidence Granik is one of the most talented directors around - and Ben Foster ranks among the finest and most intense actors working today.‐ Chicago Sun-Times
Read More | Posted Jul 6, 2018
3/4 87% Ant-Man and the Wasp (2018) Even when things get ultra-corny, Ant-Man and the Wasp keeps merrily buzzing along.‐ Chicago Sun-Times
Read More | Posted Jul 5, 2018
3.5/4 88% Whitney (2018) McDonald expertly drops in snippets of sometimes extraordinarily candid interviews with Brown, Cissy; Whitney's half-brothers Michael and Gary, and Kevin Costner.‐ Chicago Sun-Times
Read More | Posted Jul 5, 2018
2/4 51% Boundaries (2018) Plummer and Farmiga are great together. If only they'd been given material to suit their skills.‐ Chicago Sun-Times
Read More | Posted Jun 29, 2018
3/4 65% Uncle Drew (2018) Lil Rel Howery, Tiffany Haddish, JB Smoove and Nick Kroll are terrific, as we'd expect. It's more of a surprise that basketballers Irving, Miller, Robinson, Leslie, et al., are also quite good.‐ Chicago Sun-Times
Read More | Posted Jun 28, 2018
4/4 64% Sicario: Day of the Soldado (2018) Shocking. Bold. Timely. Unforgettable. And a little bit nuts. THIS is how you make a sequel.‐ Chicago Sun-Times
Read More | Posted Jun 28, 2018
3.5/4 74% Damsel (2018) Damsel is set some 150 years ago, but it's a timely social commentary about certain gender-based stereotypes that still exist in the movies. Mia Wasikowska kills it as Penelope.‐ Chicago Sun-Times
Read More | Posted Jun 27, 2018
1.5/4 51% Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom (2018) [It's] is a movie that pounds us with a pretentious, nearly operatic score while indulging in B-movie clichés and calling for the main characters to make idiotic decisions just to keep the story rolling.‐ Chicago Sun-Times
Read More | Posted Jun 21, 2018
1.5/4 53% Izzy Gets the F*ck Across Town (2018) It is a movie that almost dares you to walk out (or click away, if you're watching at home).‐ Chicago Sun-Times
Read More | Posted Jun 21, 2018
1.5/4 55% Tag (2018) We're not even halfway through 2018, but when it comes time to compile my list of the worst movies of the year, I have a strong sense there will be a moment when I'll be saying to Tag: you're it.‐ Chicago Sun-Times
Read More | Posted Jun 14, 2018
2.5/4 0% Gotti (2018) Aside from the wardrobe and the makeup, "Gotti" falls far short of capturing period-piece details and never immerses us in the era.‐ Chicago Sun-Times
Read More | Posted Jun 14, 2018
3/4 93% Incredibles 2 (2018) It's a solid double and that's just fine, but I'll admit to a feeling of mild disappointment it wasn't a grand slam, given the greatness of the first adventure and the grand and creative mind of Mr. Bird.‐ Chicago Sun-Times
Read More | Posted Jun 13, 2018
3/4 51% Superfly (2018) Alex Tse's script adheres to the basic outline of the original while sprinkling in some fresh touches. Director X nimbly moves the various chess pieces of the plot about while showing a distinctive flair for outlandish action sequences.‐ Chicago Sun-Times
Read More | Posted Jun 12, 2018
2/4 5% 211 (2018) A muddled, overcrowded, trigger-happy heist movie brimming with clichés while constantly trying our patience.‐ Chicago Sun-Times
Read More | Posted Jun 8, 2018
2/4 58% Hotel Artemis (2018) Positive points for trying to achieve something original, and for the quality of the cast. But after that bloody boldness, the analogies and the life lessons and the moments of closure are all too predictable and familiar.‐ Richard Roeper.com
Read More | Posted Jun 8, 2018
4/4 89% Hereditary (2018) Collette deserves best actress consideration for playing another mother trapped in another inexplicable, spine-tingling situation.‐ Chicago Sun-Times
Read More | Posted Jun 7, 2018
2.5/4 67% Ocean's 8 (2018) One of the problems with Ocean's 8 is there isn't a formidable, hiss-worthy villain a la Andy Garcia's casino owner in Oceans 11...there's also something mildly off-putting about the breathless adoration of the Met Gala.‐ Chicago Sun-Times
Read More | Posted Jun 6, 2018
2/4 39% Mary Shelley (2018) Mary Shelley is a dull, tame and disappointingly conventional biopic that almost never misses an opportunity to miss an opportunity.‐ Chicago Sun-Times
Read More | Posted Jun 1, 2018
3/4 73% Adrift (2018) A well-tailored vehicle for Woodley to showcase her grit and her hippie-dippie appeal.‐ Chicago Sun-Times
Read More | Posted Jun 1, 2018
3.5/4 100% Oh Lucy! (2018) Oh Lucy! is quirky and offbeat and strange and sometimes quite dark - and yet oddly lovable.‐ Chicago Sun-Times
Read More | Posted May 31, 2018
3.5/4 92% John McCain: For Whom the Bell Tolls (2018) An insightful, poignant, journalistically sound profile that gives McCain his due, but steers clear of hagiography.‐ Chicago Sun-Times
Read More | Posted May 30, 2018
4/4 98% The Tale (2018) In a performance that ranks among the best I've seen in any film (theatrical or otherwise) this decade, Laura Dern essentially stands in for Fox... a beautifully nuanced portrayal of a smart, accomplished, independent woman.‐ Chicago Sun-Times
Read More | Posted May 25, 2018
2/4 68% On Chesil Beach (2018) What a prestigious, understated, classy inducement to take a nap.‐ Chicago Sun-Times
Read More | Posted May 25, 2018
3.5/4 94% First Reformed (2018) Schrader pulls no spiritual punches.‐ Chicago Sun-Times
Read More | Posted May 24, 2018
2/4 53% Book Club (2018) What a waste of some perfectly wonderful legends.‐ Chicago Sun-Times
Read More | Posted May 18, 2018
3/4 59% Always at the Carlyle (2018) [An] insightful and occasionally revealing look at the 88-year-old Manhattan institution where the rich and famous enjoy being rich and famous.‐ Chicago Sun-Times
Read More | Posted May 18, 2018
2/4 0% Dark Crimes (2018) Source material with great dramatic potential. Talented director and screenwriter. Intriguing cast. That's a promising menu - but the end product leaves a sour taste.‐ Chicago Sun-Times
Read More | Posted May 18, 2018
3.5/4 71% Solo: A Star Wars Story (2018) One of the lighter of the Star Wars adventures... entertaining as hell but not particularly deep.‐ Chicago Sun-Times
Read More | Posted May 16, 2018
3.5/4 83% Deadpool 2 (2018) Deadpool 2 is wicked, dark fun from start to finish, with some twisted and very funny special effects, cool production elements, terrific ensemble work -- and for dessert, perhaps the best end-credits "cookie" scene ever.‐ Chicago Sun-Times
Read More | Posted May 14, 2018
3/4 38% Life of the Party (2018) Life of the Party is harmless good fun. And sometimes that's enough.‐ Chicago Sun-Times
Read More | Posted May 11, 2018
3/4 21% Terminal (2018) The final 15 minutes or so of Terminal are flat-out nutso.‐ Chicago Sun-Times
Read More | Posted May 11, 2018