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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
3/4 84% 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 59% 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 No Score Yet 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 89% 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 19% 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 97% 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 12% 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 17% 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 60% 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 39% 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 78% 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 58% The Commuter (2018) Many ridiculous things happen on the train. ‐ Chicago Sun-Times
Read More | Posted Jan 11, 2018
2/4 33% 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 88% 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 77% 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
4/4 82% Molly's Game (2018) Few actors on the planet can shift gears as effortlessly as Chastain, who perfectly captures Molly's chameleon-like ability to adapt to situations and to rationalize her worst behavior.‐ Chicago Sun-Times
Read More | Posted Dec 27, 2017
1.5/4 27% Bright (2017) Bright is basically a tired buddy-cop movie dressed up in bizarre trappings.‐ Chicago Sun-Times
Read More | Posted Dec 26, 2017
3/4 6% Hangman (2017) In its own cheesy and entertaining way, Hangman kept me guessing throughout. ‐ Chicago Sun-Times
Read More | Posted Dec 21, 2017
3/4 51% Downsizing (2017) Damon is in prime everyman mode as Paul, a good guy with a good heart who wouldn't mind catching a break, a big break, just once.‐ Chicago Sun-Times
Read More | Posted Dec 21, 2017
1/4 32% Pitch Perfect 3 (2017) As a whole, Pitch Perfect 3 feels like an encore nobody asked for.‐ Chicago Sun-Times
Read More | Posted Dec 21, 2017
4/4 89% I, Tonya (2018) I, Tonya is kitschy and smart and funny and insightful, and sometimes sobering. ‐ Chicago Sun-Times
Read More | Posted Dec 21, 2017
3/4 55% The Greatest Showman (2017) With all that corn and cheese and old-timey sentiment, "The Greatest Showman" ends up scoring some very timely social arguments. P.T. Barnum himself would have approved the dramatic sleight of hand.‐ Chicago Sun-Times
Read More | Posted Dec 20, 2017
3/4 96% Call Me by Your Name (2018) Call Me by Your Name is a perfect, lazy, worry-free day, practically devoid of any real-world concerns and absolutely dripping with intellectual and artistic stimulation, and all manner of sexual enticement.‐ Chicago Sun-Times
Read More | Posted Dec 15, 2017
3.5/4 91% Star Wars: The Last Jedi (2017) Still, this is no mere placeholder of a story. Huge, important things happen to characters secondary and primary. Surprises big and small abound.‐ Chicago Sun-Times
Read More | Posted Dec 12, 2017
3/4 57% Bullet Head (2017) Mostly, though, "Bullet Head" is about the characters and the crackling dialogue, and the first-rate actors giving just the right spin to their lines.‐ Chicago Sun-Times
Read More | Posted Dec 8, 2017
3.5/4 86% Darkest Hour (2017) As played by [Gary] Oldman, Churchill has perhaps never seemed greater. Or more human‐ Chicago Sun-Times
Read More | Posted Dec 7, 2017
3/4 94% The Newspaperman: The Life and Times of Ben Bradlee (2017) Mostly, though, this is a solid tribute to one of the most commanding forces an old-school newsroom has ever seen.‐ Chicago Sun-Times
Read More | Posted Dec 6, 2017
3.5/4 92% The Shape of Water (2017) Guillermo del Toro's "The Shape of Water" is like a beautiful painting you keep visiting at your favorite museum, because it continues to reveal its brilliant magic in new and different ways.‐ Chicago Sun-Times
Read More | Posted Dec 6, 2017
1.5/4 30% Wonder Wheel (2017) All hokum. All window dressing for a limp, underwhelming, irritating soap opera. ‐ Chicago Sun-Times
Read More | Posted Dec 6, 2017
3/4 75% Thirst Street (2017) So no, it's not a sly, dark, romantic deadpan comedy after all. It's dark all right - but it looks more like a train than a light at the end of the tunnel.‐ Chicago Sun-Times
Read More | Posted Dec 1, 2017
3/4 78% Voyeur (2017) Uneven but often strangely compelling. ‐ Chicago Sun-Times
Read More | Posted Nov 30, 2017
3.5/4 94% Gilbert (2017) In Neil Berkeley's fascinating, very funny and sometimes quite melancholy "Gilbert," we get to see the hunched-over, eccentric, surprisingly thoughtful man behind the comedic myth...‐ Chicago Sun-Times
Read More | Posted Nov 30, 2017
3/4 91% The Disaster Artist (2017) "The Disaster Artist" is a breezy, entertaining and even affectionate movie about the making of "The Room."‐ Chicago Sun-Times
Read More | Posted Nov 30, 2017
3/4 80% The Man Who Invented Christmas (2017) It's filled with so many theatrical flourishes and fantastical touches, one can envision this material as a work for the stage, or even an animated film.‐ Chicago Sun-Times
Read More | Posted Nov 22, 2017
2/4 51% Roman J. Israel, Esq. (2017) Roman J. Israel, Esq. has pockets of intrigue, and writer-director Gilroy and Washington have teamed up to create a promising dramatic character. We just never get full delivery on that promise.‐ Chicago Sun-Times
Read More | Posted Nov 22, 2017
3.5/4 97% Coco (2017) "Coco" is full of life, especially when we're hanging out the with the dead.‐ Chicago Sun-Times
Read More | Posted Nov 20, 2017
3/4 85% Wonder (2017) Unrecognizable under the prosthetics and the makeup, Jacob Tremblay is indeed wondrous as Auggie.‐ Chicago Sun-Times
Read More | Posted Nov 17, 2017
38% I Love You, Daddy (2017) I Love You, Daddy is a technically impressive film ... And all rendered meaningless by the unmistakable stench of creepiness, narcissism and hypocrisy permeating the story.‐ Chicago Sun-Times
Read More | Posted Nov 16, 2017
3.5/4 96% Mudbound (2017) Redemption and hope eventually shine through here and there, and when that happens, it's a beautiful thing.‐ Chicago Sun-Times
Read More | Posted Nov 16, 2017
4/4 92% Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri (2017) This is the best movie I've seen this year.‐ Chicago Sun-Times
Read More | Posted Nov 16, 2017
3.5/4 40% Justice League (2017) It's a putting-the-band-together origins movie, executed with great fun and energy. ‐ Chicago Sun-Times
Read More | Posted Nov 15, 2017