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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
3.5/5 79% 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 92% 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 53% 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 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 81% 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 31% 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 54% 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 85% 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 92% 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 49% 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
39% 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 93% 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
3.5/4 81% Tragedy Girls (2017) In the meantime, I don't want to oversell a near-great B-movie that is nonetheless a B-movie. Suffice to say Tragedy Girls has great fun with myriad horror movie tropes.‐ Chicago Sun-Times
Read More | Posted Nov 10, 2017
1/4 19% Daddy's Home 2 (2017) All right. This time I'm POSITIVE we're not going to see a holiday comedy this sour and cynical and profoundly unfunny for a very long time. At least that's my Christmas wish.‐ Chicago Sun-Times
Read More | Posted Nov 10, 2017
4/4 99% Lady Bird (2017) It's unique and original and fresh and wonderful, and can you tell I loved it?‐ Chicago Sun-Times
Read More | Posted Nov 9, 2017
4/4 74% Last Flag Flying (2017) It's a stand-alone film. Maybe a sequel in terms of some themes, and the general plot device of a transformative train trip. This is one of the best movies of 2017.‐ Chicago Sun-Times
Read More | Posted Nov 9, 2017
3.5/4 No Score Yet All the Queen's Horses (2017) Kudos to director Kelly Richmond Pope for applying just the right mix of "What the Heck?" whimsy and respectful, serious reporting to this incredible tale.‐ Chicago Sun-Times
Read More | Posted Nov 9, 2017
3.5/4 82% Mayhem (2017) Joe Lynch's fantastically creative, subversive and Tarantino-esque Mayhem stands alone as an entertainingly bloody and dark and twisted social satire - but it's even more satisfying for those of us who loved Steven Yeun's Glenn on The Walking Dead.‐ Chicago Sun-Times
Read More | Posted Nov 9, 2017
4/4 100% Requiem for a Running Back (2017) The end result is a brilliant and brave and beautifully honest film.‐ Chicago Sun-Times
Read More | Posted Nov 9, 2017
2.5/4 57% Murder On The Orient Express (2017) My dear. It could have been done in a dozen or more so much simpler ways.‐ Chicago Sun-Times
Read More | Posted Nov 8, 2017
3.5/4 92% Thor: Ragnarok (2017) The only thing I enjoyed more than the comedy in Thor: Ragnarok was a climactic battle sequence synced perfectly to Led Zeppelin's "Immigrant Song."‐ Chicago Sun-Times
Read More | Posted Nov 2, 2017
3/4 54% LBJ (2017) It's a well-calibrated performance, with Harrelson convincingly conveying how Lyndon Johnson felt the weight of the world on his shoulders and took on that challenge in mostly admirable ways.‐ Chicago Sun-Times
Read More | Posted Nov 2, 2017
1.5/4 29% A Bad Moms Christmas (2017) You know a comedy is in trouble when it resorts to the Funny Montage multiple times.‐ Chicago Sun-Times
Read More | Posted Nov 1, 2017
3/4 79% The Killing of a Sacred Deer (2017) The Killing of a Sacred Deer never hedges its bets, never takes its foot off the gas. ‐ Chicago Sun-Times
Read More | Posted Oct 27, 2017
4/4 77% Thank You for Your Service (2017) This is a powerful and valuable addition to the coming-home war movie canon.‐ Chicago Sun-Times
Read More | Posted Oct 26, 2017
3/4 69% Wonderstruck (2017) Wonderstruck is a smart and interesting and well-acted film. We're just never really struck with ... wonder.‐ Chicago Sun-Times
Read More | Posted Oct 26, 2017
3.5/4 88% Wheelman (2017) Make sure you hit "Pause" if you have to walk away from the Netflix stream for a moment, because you don't want to miss a trick here.‐ Chicago Sun-Times
Read More | Posted Oct 20, 2017
3/4 53% Killing Gunther (2017) Schwarzenegger has a great time hamming it up, and we have almost as much fun watching him have fun.‐ Chicago Sun-Times
Read More | Posted Oct 20, 2017