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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
3.5/4 72% Louder Than Bombs (2016) "What could be a more tired cliche for an indie drama than a family struggling to grieve the loss of a parent? And yet you'd think Joachim Trier's "Louder than Bombs" was the first film to ever explore this emotional territory. " ‐ Madison Movie
Posted Apr 29, 2016
3/4 70% Valley Of Love (2016) ""Valley of Love" is a deliberately elliptical, at times frustrating film. And yet there's something mysterious about the film that has a pull, something about memory and the dead's hold on the living. " ‐ Capital Times (Madison, WI)
Posted Apr 27, 2016
3.5/4 81% Sunset Song (2016) ""Sunset Song" is lovely, but it holds no illusions about how harsh that life was, how many sparks like Chris' were snuffed out before their time. " ‐ Capital Times (Madison, WI)
Posted Apr 27, 2016
3.5/4 97% Sing Street (2016) ""Sing Street" is hardly original. It's not even original for Carney. But, like a great old song that comes on the radio, just because you've heard it a thousand times before doesn't mean you won't crank it up. " ‐ Capital Times (Madison, WI)
Posted Apr 27, 2016
3.5/4 98% Love & Friendship (2016) "The stuffiness of the environment, with the beautiful mansions and elegant gowns, seems to have prodded Stillman to be even more playful than usual here. " ‐ Capital Times (Madison, WI)
Posted Apr 27, 2016
3.5/4 91% Green Room (2016) "Punk rock is all about catharsis, but "Green Room" is a masterpiece of sustained tension, keeping viewers twisting in their seats as they wonder where the next threat will come from and how the Ain't Rights will survive. " ‐ Capital Times (Madison, WI)
Posted Apr 27, 2016
3.5/4 98% April and the Extraordinary World (Avril et le monde truqué) (2016) ""April" is an imaginative, gorgeously animated sci-fi steampunk adventure with an endless number of cool things to look at and to think about. " ‐ Capital Times (Madison, WI)
Posted Apr 22, 2016
2.5/4 77% Elvis & Nixon (2016) "The performances by Michael Shannon as The King and Kevin Spacey as Nixon go a long way towards making a film that's fitfully entertaining, if not exactly essential. " ‐ Capital Times (Madison, WI)
Posted Apr 22, 2016
1.5/4 19% The Adderall Diaries (2016) ""The Adderall Diaries" never commits to any of these paths in a convincing way - the true-crime saga in particular feels bizarrely tacked-on, as if Elliott was taking a break in the middle of his emotional turmoil to watch an episode of "Law & Order." " ‐ Madison Movie
Posted Apr 15, 2016
2/4 48% Hardcore Henry (2016) "Does anybody know the cheat code that turns "Hardcore Henry" into a good movie? " ‐ Capital Times (Madison, WI)
Posted Apr 8, 2016
2/4 21% I Saw the Light (2016) "It's a movie as sincere as an all-star tribute concert, and with about as much narrative coherence. " ‐ Capital Times (Madison, WI)
Posted Apr 1, 2016
3/4 71% Remember (2016) "I don't know if it was Canadian director Atom Egoyan's first decision or last decision to cast Christopher Plummer in the lead role in "Remember," but it was unquestionably his best decision. " ‐ Capital Times (Madison, WI)
Posted Apr 1, 2016
3/4 95% Eye In The Sky (2016) "There's a subtle, disquieting reminder that there's one more link in the chain that extends from a control panel in Nevada to a target in the Third World - us. " ‐ Capital Times (Madison, WI)
Posted Apr 1, 2016
3/4 90% The Confirmation (2016) "Although they're separated by some 40 years in age, Owen and Lieberher are very similar actors. They have an unforced and intimate rapport together that fits Nelson's eloquent, no-nonsense writing and direction. " ‐ Madison Movie
Posted Mar 19, 2016
3.5/4 98% Embrace Of The Serpent (El Abrazo De La Serpiente) (2016) ""Embrace of the Serpent" takes a journey into the heart of darkness, but it takes a journey into the heart of light as well. " ‐ Capital Times (Madison, WI)
Posted Mar 18, 2016
3/4 83% Hello, My Name is Doris (2016) "I hope Showalter never abandons the caustic, absurdist satire he's known for, but "Hello My Name is Doris" is an empathetic and satisfying step in a new direction for him. " ‐ Capital Times (Madison, WI)
Posted Mar 18, 2016
2/4 33% The Bronze (2016) ""The Bronze" wants to be an all-arounder and medal in crass comedy, romantic comedy, celebrity satire and sports movie. It probably should have picked one and specialized. " ‐ Capital Times (Madison, WI)
Posted Mar 18, 2016
3/4 89% The Boy And The Beast (Bakemono No Ko) (2016) "Writer-director Mamoru Hosoda ("Wolf Children," "Summer Wars") expertly blends emotion and action into a gorgeous and enchanting anime film aimed at older children and adults. " ‐ Madison Movie
Posted Mar 4, 2016
3/4 91% A War (Krigen) (2016) ""A War" is a movie with little actual combat and none of the war genre conventions we've come to expect. " ‐ Capital Times (Madison, WI)
Posted Mar 4, 2016
3.5/4 98% Zootopia (2016) "It's a candy-coated film that doesn't sugar-coat the complexities of race relations. " ‐ Capital Times (Madison, WI)
Posted Mar 4, 2016
3.5/4 96% Son of Saul (2015) "Saul is no hero, and there's no victory to be won here against the grinding machine of genocide. There's only a small act of hope, a flame that hasn't yet been snuffed out. " ‐ Capital Times (Madison, WI)
Posted Feb 29, 2016
3/4 79% 11.22.63: Season 1 (TV, 2016) "One would think Hulu might try copying the Netflix model and release all the episodes at once. Because if there's a Hulu series that invites a binge-watch, it's this one. " ‐ Capital Times (Madison, WI)
Posted Feb 16, 2016
3/4 91% The Lady In The Van (2015) "It's a charming little movie about how, almost against their will, people can become better human beings to each other. It's easier that way. " ‐ Madison Movie
Posted Feb 13, 2016
3/4 69% Tumbledown (2016) ""Tumbledown" is like listening to a favorite album on a cold winter's day. " ‐ Capital Times (Madison, WI)
Posted Feb 13, 2016
3/4 78% Where to Invade Next (2016) "Instead of exposing what's wrong with America, Moore wants to show us what a wonderful place this could be. If only we could get over ourselves a little. " ‐ Capital Times (Madison, WI)
Posted Feb 12, 2016
2.5/4 71% A Perfect Day (2016) "We see lots of shots of the aid workers' two trucks hurtling back and forth across the landscape, and the movie often seems to be just as aimless. " ‐ Madison Movie
Posted Feb 11, 2016
3/4 85% Hail, Caesar! (2016) "Perhaps only the Coens, who have made some of the best movies of the last 30 years, would make a movie celebrating the value of mediocre Hollywood schlock. " ‐ Capital Times (Madison, WI)
Posted Feb 5, 2016
3.5/4 97% 45 Years (2015) "Haigh tells this story with devastating restraint, letting long close-ups of Kate's face tell the story rather than lines of dialogue. " ‐ Capital Times (Madison, WI)
Posted Feb 5, 2016
3/4 93% 2016 Oscar Nominated Shorts - Live Action (2016) "Some of this year's offerings are quite good. But when so many inventive short films are being made and distributed, it's a little tiring to see the same conventional narratives repeating themselves. " ‐ Madison Movie
Posted Jan 29, 2016
3/4 63% The Finest Hours (2016) "The movie is pure, satisfying old-school Hollywood melodrama; take out the thrilling CGI effects, and it could have been released in theaters on the exact same week that it's set. " ‐ Capital Times (Madison, WI)
Posted Jan 29, 2016
3.5/4 95% Hitchcock/Truffaut (2015) "Watching "Hitchcock/Truffaut" is like taking a film class, albeit a film class with a master teacher and some of the brightest students you'll ever meet. " ‐ Capital Times (Madison, WI)
Posted Jan 22, 2016
1.5/4 30% Mojave (2016) "a limp and pretentious thriller that plays like the "Entourage" guys tried to make a Hitchcock movie: The Brah Who Knew Too Much. " ‐ Madison Movie
Posted Jan 22, 2016
3/4 84% Lamb (2016) "The film's more difficult trick is to make us care for Lamb even as we recoil at how he near he gets to a moral precipice. The friendship between the two characters may be wildly inappropriate, but that doesn't mean it doesn't have value to them. " ‐ Madison Movie
Posted Jan 15, 2016
3.5/4 82% The Revenant (2015) "When Inarritu tries to sketch larger themes, the movie descends into what they called in "Blazing Saddles" "authentic frontier gibberish." But when it stays simple and elemental, it's an enthralling experience. " ‐ Capital Times (Madison, WI)
Posted Jan 8, 2016
3.5/4 75% The Hateful Eight (2015) "Tarantino is a master of these kinds of suspenseful cat-and-mouse scenes, only this time there are only cats. There's a reason the movie isn't called "The Hateful Seven Plus One Guy Who's Not So Bad, Really." " ‐ Capital Times (Madison, WI)
Posted Dec 30, 2015
4/4 88% The Big Short (2015) "Like its oxymoronic title, "The Big Short" is a very funny movie that's dead serious about credit-default swaps and subprime mortgages, a great time at the movies that's also profoundly depressing at the end. " ‐ Capital Times (Madison, WI)
Posted Dec 23, 2015
3.5/4 97% Blind (2015) ""It's the dance between the two - the heady ideas and the depth of feeling - that make "Blind" such a joy to watch, keeping it from being either an exercise in meta in pathos." " ‐ Madison Movie
Posted Dec 22, 2015
1.5/4 71% Applesauce (2015) "The fatal flaw is that they're all uninteresting, no matter how many fingers or toes they end up with. " ‐ Madison Movie
Posted Dec 22, 2015
3.5/4 79% The Mend (2015) ""It is a gloriously entertaining film that gives some terrific actors plenty to gnaw on. And they get unnervingly close to the bone." " ‐ Madison Movie
Posted Dec 22, 2015
3.5/4 92% Star Wars: Episode VII - The Force Awakens (2015) "The familiarity feels good, feels comfortable - "Chewie, we're home," as Han Solo says. But it also hems in the new film's ability to really be its own thing. " ‐ Capital Times (Madison, WI)
Posted Dec 18, 2015
2/4 43% In the Heart of the Sea (2015) "The shadow of the whale and of the Great American Novel loom large over a weak screenplay and some stock seafaring characters. " ‐ Madison Movie
Posted Dec 11, 2015
3/4 79% Racing Extinction (2015) "This new wave of films wants to make environmental films that aren't just educational and enraging but poignant, exciting - and even beautiful. " ‐ Madison Movie
Posted Nov 30, 2015
3/4 74% Trumbo (2015) ""Trumbo" is surprisingly fun to watch, with Jay Roach's energetic direction paired with Bryan Cranston's showstopping performance as blacklisted screenwriter Dalton Trumbo. " ‐ Capital Times (Madison, WI)
Posted Nov 25, 2015
3.5/4 94% Creed (2015) "If you don't feel a thrill when, during that championship bout, the original "Rocky" theme suddenly kicks in, I can't help you. " ‐ Madison Movie
Posted Nov 25, 2015
1/4 24% Victor Frankenstein (2015) "I expected the latest iteration of the Frankenstein franchise to be bad, but would it be enjoyably bad? Then, in the first scene, we see Daniel Radcliffe capering about as a hunchback in clown makeup, and I thought, "Go on . . . I'm listening." " ‐ Madison Movie
Posted Nov 25, 2015
4/4 96% Spotlight (2015) "The film takes the dogged, persistent, mundane work of old school newspaper reporting - digging through records, interviewing people, connecting dots - and makes it the stuff of high drama, exciting and even heroic. " ‐ Capital Times (Madison, WI)
Posted Nov 20, 2015
4/4 94% Room (2015) "Movie theaters keep adding new amenities, from recliner seats to fancy bars and restaurants. But where are the Sobbing Lounges for those of us who have just seen "Room"? " ‐ Capital Times (Madison, WI)
Posted Nov 20, 2015
3/4 34% By The Sea (2015) "It's tempting, of course, to speculate about how much of the Pitts' marriage is poured into that of the fictional couple. But if this was a French or Italian film starring a pair of unknown faces, I would still have been pulled in. " ‐ Capital Times (Madison, WI)
Posted Nov 19, 2015
3/4 97% Cemetery of Splendor (2016) "The placid, normal-seeming exterior seems appropriate for a film that is about digging beneath the layers, digging to the past, digging to the subterranean heart of ourselves. " ‐ Madison Movie
Posted Nov 18, 2015
3.5/4 95% The Wonders (2015) "As Rohrwacher did with her previous film "Corpe Celeste," she sinks so deep into the life of a pre-teen girl and her flawed but loving family that we feel like we're immersed in a novel as much as a film. " ‐ Madison Movie
Posted Nov 14, 2015
3/4 No Score Yet Run Free: The True Story Of Caballo Blanco "it just might propel you to get up the next morning and try to be "easy, light and smooth" - whether you go out running or not. " ‐ Madison Movie
Posted Nov 14, 2015
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