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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
3/4 91% Thelma (2017) There's a few effective scares and an overall eerie, subdued tone, but what distinguishes "Thelma" is that Trier brings the same depth of characterization and rich imagery that he brought to indie dramas like "Louder than Bombs" and "Oslo August 31st."‐ Capital Times (Madison, WI)
Read More | Posted Dec 8, 2017
3.5/4 93% The Disaster Artist (2017) Like Tim Burton's "Ed Wood," "The Room" is both a movie that pokes fun at its subject and celebrates it, with an odd but strangely inspiring message: Do what you love. Even if you're terrible at it.‐ Capital Times (Madison, WI)
Read More | Posted Dec 8, 2017
3.5/4 93% Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri (2017) There are moments of nasty violence that make us turn our heads away, and there's a scene where a character reads a letter that is some of the most beautiful writing you'll hear in a movie this year.‐ Capital Times (Madison, WI)
Read More | Posted Nov 22, 2017
3/4 80% The Man Who Invented Christmas (2017) The Man Who Invented Christmas" is a high-energy, family-friendly movie that offers a fresh, spirited take on one of Western civilization's most famous tales. God bless us, every one.‐ Capital Times (Madison, WI)
Read More | Posted Nov 22, 2017
3.5/4 99% Lady Bird (2017) "Lady Bird" is a wise and funny film about a teenage girl's coming of age. But it's just as wise and funny about being the parents of that teenage girl.‐ Capital Times (Madison, WI)
Read More | Posted Nov 17, 2017
3/4 100% White Sun (Seto Surya) (2017) White Sun is a beautifully shot film, with lush widescreen compositions that suggest the work of Terrence Malick.‐ Capital Times (Madison, WI)
Read More | Posted Nov 16, 2017
3.5/4 81% The Square (2017) Again and again, Ostlund returns to the theme of human behavior, and the uneasy comedy that can result when so-called civilized people are pushed out of their comfort zones. The iconic image in an Ostlund film is a nervous, frozen little smile. ‐ Capital Times (Madison, WI)
Read More | Posted Nov 10, 2017
3/4 82% Loving Vincent (2017) There's so much to do in life and so little time. Should I go out to a movie tonight, or visit the art museum? "Loving Vincent" is the closest you can get to doing both simultaneously. ‐ Capital Times (Madison, WI)
Read More | Posted Nov 10, 2017
3.5/4 71% Wonderstruck (2017) "Wonderstruck" is a delightful, rapturous film whose love of cinema - of telling stories visually - spills out onto the screen in exciting and moving ways.‐ Capital Times (Madison, WI)
Read More | Posted Nov 10, 2017
3.5/4 92% Thor: Ragnarok (2017) There's a plot, which is almost a shame, really, since the more the film gets to indulge in offbeat characters and tangential humor, the better.‐ Capital Times (Madison, WI)
Read More | Posted Nov 3, 2017
3.5/4 96% Ex Libris: New York Public Library (2017) If I had to sum up a 197-minute documentary about public libraries in one word, that word would be "excitement." Really.‐ Capital Times (Madison, WI)
Read More | Posted Nov 2, 2017
3.5/4 65% Breathe (2017) "Breathe" avoids falling into the trap of either being an "issue" film or a manipulative tearjerker about a hero with a fatal disease. Instead, much like Diana, the film is determined to put a brave face on Robin's situation and emphasize the positive.‐ Capital Times (Madison, WI)
Read More | Posted Oct 23, 2017
3/4 33% Mark Felt: The Man Who Brought Down the White House (2017) "Mark Felt" is, by necessity, a cooler and quieter film than Neeson's recent run of action movies. But it has a nervous tension all its own, centered on Neeson's strong performance.‐ Capital Times (Madison, WI)
Read More | Posted Oct 20, 2017
4/4 95% The Florida Project (2017) How can one of the most joyful films of the year also be one of the saddest?‐ Capital Times (Madison, WI)
Read More | Posted Oct 20, 2017
3/4 92% Walking Out (2017) "Like a snow-covered mountain, the film's deceptively simple surface conceals a complicated landscape underneath."‐ Capital Times (Madison, WI)
Read More | Posted Oct 20, 2017
3/4 86% Hermia & Helena (2017) I went to see a new Argentine movie and a 1990s Whit Stillman movie broke out. I'm not complaining at all.‐ Capital Times (Madison, WI)
Read More | Posted Oct 11, 2017
3/4 82% I Dream in Another Language (Sueño en otro idioma) (2017) "I Dream in Another Language" is a dream-like film, and its poetic meditations on culture and language are more compelling than its plot.‐ Capital Times (Madison, WI)
Read More | Posted Oct 6, 2017
2.5/4 65% Victoria & Abdul (2017) It's too bad that the movie couldn't have shown the same curiosity about Abdul's life that Queen Victoria did.‐ Capital Times (Madison, WI)
Read More | Posted Oct 6, 2017
3.5/4 83% The Trip to Spain (2017) It isn't as consistently funny as the first one, but feels leaner more focused than "Italy." And it's still pure pleasure to be a third wheel with Coogan and Brydon as they hit the road. ‐ Capital Times (Madison, WI)
Read More | Posted Sep 29, 2017
3.5/4 82% Brad's Status (2017) A white male with a midlife crisis isn't exactly new material for a movie, but White's screenplay and Stiller's performance are so alive to both the silliness and the sadness of Brad's predicament that it becomes something fresh and piercing.‐ Capital Times (Madison, WI)
Read More | Posted Sep 22, 2017
3/4 84% Beach Rats (2017) Hittman's drama is empathetic (but not necessarily sympathetic) and profoundly sad at watching Frankie's inability to reconcile his two worlds.‐ Capital Times (Madison, WI)
Read More | Posted Sep 15, 2017
3/4 100% In Between (2018) "In Between" is an energetic and poignant film about three women in different places, yet bonding as they try to find their place in the world together.‐ Capital Times (Madison, WI)
Read More | Posted Sep 15, 2017
3/4 No Score Yet May It Last: A Portrait of the Avett Brothers (2017) Undeniably a movie aimed at the fan base (of which I'm a part), it's an engaging and revealing film about serious-minded musicians who have found fulfillment and happiness on their terms.‐ Capital Times (Madison, WI)
Read More | Posted Sep 11, 2017
3.5?4 96% The B-Side: Elsa Dorfman's Portrait Photography (2017) While we often think of artistic genius in terms of big, earth-shaking masterpieces, the film shows the value in assembling a body of work, day after day, photo by photo, over the course of a life.‐ Capital Times (Madison, WI)
Read More | Posted Sep 1, 2017
3.5/4 76% 13 Minutes (Elser) (2017) "13 Minutes" is a salute to a man who acted when so many of his countrymen turned a blind eye, out of ignorance or self-interest, until it was too late. And it's a reminder, with a new nationalism on the rise around the globe, of the perils of inaction.‐ Capital Times (Madison, WI)
Read More | Posted Aug 28, 2017
3/4 33% The Only Living Boy in New York (2017) Although Allan Loeb's screenplay contains some hard-to-swallow plot turns, a strong cast carries it past the eye rolls.‐ Capital Times (Madison, WI)
Read More | Posted Aug 25, 2017
3/4 85% Ingrid Goes West (2017) Anyone looking for a scathing satire on social media obsession and its consequences will come away from "Ingrid Goes West" feeling #blessed.‐ Capital Times (Madison, WI)
Read More | Posted Aug 25, 2017
3.5/4 91% Good Time (2017) The Safdie brothers' film is a dizzyingly entertaining race-against-the-clock thriller and a socially aware urban drama. It never lets up.‐ Capital Times (Madison, WI)
Read More | Posted Aug 25, 2017
3.5/4 98% In This Corner of the World (Kono sekai no katasumi ni) (2017) It builds cumulative power because we spend so much time, day in and day out, with this family. Their story, and their survival, becomes important to us.‐ Madison Movie
Read More | Posted Aug 25, 2017
60% What Happened to Monday (2017) It takes a silly premise to ridiculous lengths, but it is undeniably entertaining. And if you like Rapace, you literally cannot get enough of her in this movie.‐ Capital Times (Madison, WI)
Read More | Posted Aug 21, 2017
3/4 78% An Inconvenient Sequel: Truth To Power (2017) It was the best of times, it was the worst of times for climate change activists. Best of times because the use of renewable energy has been growing by leaps and bounds. Worst of times because - well, have you seen the news lately?‐ Capital Times (Madison, WI)
Read More | Posted Aug 11, 2017
3/4 74% Landline (2017) 1995 was such a good time for independent filmmaking. Gentle, wise comedies like "Landline" were found much more easily in theaters than they are now. You can almost imagine seeing the Miramax logo on screen before "Landline."‐ Capital Times (Madison, WI)
Read More | Posted Aug 4, 2017
3/4 85% The Incredible Jessica James (2017) The movie has an easygoing, low-key charm that makes the idea of spending more time hanging out with Jessica very appealing.‐ Capital Times (Madison, WI)
Read More | Posted Jul 28, 2017
3.5/4 90% A Ghost Story (2017) Lowery's low-budget reimagining of a haunted house film is strange and lovely, creepy and sad, and there are moments when you can't quite believe you're sitting in a theater watching it. ‐ Capital Times (Madison, WI)
Read More | Posted Jul 28, 2017
2.5/4 76% Atomic Blonde (2017) I'm not going to dismiss any film that has so much inventive action and moves with such style. I just wish someone had written a better movie for the parts where the fists and bullets aren't flying. ‐ Capital Times (Madison, WI)
Read More | Posted Jul 28, 2017
3/4 77% The Little Hours (2017) It's funny and almost sweet in showing the gulf between the pious believers that these characters want to be, and the banal, horny, flawed people they really are. Hey, these people survived the Black Death - shouldn't they be allowed to have a little fun?‐ Capital Times (Madison, WI)
Read More | Posted Jul 27, 2017
3/4 94% Citizen Jane: Battle for the City (2017) Their entertaining slugfest is played against the larger backdrop over the battle of visions about what makes a great city.‐ Capital Times (Madison, WI)
Read More | Posted Jul 27, 2017
4/4 92% Dunkirk (2017) The brilliant, unconventional structure adds to the immersive nature of "Dunkirk," reinforcing the sense that the war is everywhere, that characters who haven't even met make decisions with life-or-death consequences for each other.‐ Capital Times (Madison, WI)
Read More | Posted Jul 21, 2017
2.5/4 88% Maudie (2017) "Maudie" shouldn't sugarcoat those hardships by presenting Everett as anything better than he was. In a way, the film acts much as her brush did, bringing color to parts of Maudie's life where it may not have actually existed.‐ Capital Times (Madison, WI)
Read More | Posted Jul 20, 2017
3/4 76% The Exception (The Kaiser's Last Kiss) (2017) It's that terrible knowledge, that we possess but the characters don't, that adds a tension elevating "The Exception" beyond the conventional World War II thriller.‐ Capital Times (Madison, WI)
Read More | Posted Jul 15, 2017
3.5/4 93% War for the Planet of the Apes (2017) Well, humanity, we've had a great run. We put men on the moon, invented the "frork," and, once in a while, we can make a summer blockbuster movie that's as thoughtful as it is exciting. ‐ Capital Times (Madison, WI)
Read More | Posted Jul 14, 2017
3.5/4 98% The Big Sick (2017) We know where things are going. But frankly, we know where most movies are going. It's how it gets there, and the company we get to keep along the way, that makes "The Big Sick" such a winner.‐ Capital Times (Madison, WI)
Read More | Posted Jul 7, 2017
3/4 77% The Hero (2017) Elliott follows up a string of strong supporting work in recent indie films like "I'll See You in My Dreams," and "Grandma" with a layered central performance, one of his best in years.‐ Capital Times (Madison, WI)
Read More | Posted Jun 30, 2017
2/4 45% Paris Can Wait (Bonjour Anne) (2017) Even though there's some great scenery and tremendous dishes of French cuisine to drool over, the viewer feels a little restless, eager for the movie to get where it's going.‐ Capital Times (Madison, WI)
Read More | Posted Jun 10, 2017
3/4 84% Megan Leavey (2017) Perhaps no two film genres are more susceptible to clichés than movies about animals and movies about war. "Megan Leavey" is both. And yet it's a very moving film that doesn't slip into melodrama or sentimentality, earning its tears from viewers honestly.‐ Capital Times (Madison, WI)
Read More | Posted Jun 10, 2017
3.5/4 88% It Comes At Night (2017) These big, dark gaps in the film, like the darkness around that small lantern's glow, invite us to project our worst fears into them.‐ Madison Movie
Read More | Posted Jun 10, 2017
3/4 86% The Wedding Plan (2017) How "The Wedding Plan" ends I won't spoil, but it is that rare romantic comedy that manages to be satisfyingly familiar and bracingly different.‐ Capital Times (Madison, WI)
Read More | Posted Jun 2, 2017
3.5/4 92% Wonder Woman (2017) It's a great superhero movie by any yardstick. But, more significantly, it's a great Wonder Woman movie, capturing the compassion and optimism that sets her apart from her brooding fellow SuperFriends.‐ Capital Times (Madison, WI)
Read More | Posted Jun 2, 2017
3/4 84% The Lovers (2017) Azazel Jacobs' observant comedy-drama "The Lovers" digs into the messiness of a long-time marriage that is teetering on the edge of oblivion. And yet "Lovers" is a film that's light on its feet, wry and even affectionate.‐ Capital Times (Madison, WI)
Read More | Posted May 27, 2017
3.5/4 100% Long Strange Trip: The Untold Story of The Grateful Dead (2017) What, did you expect a short documentary about the Grateful Dead?‐ Capital Times (Madison, WI)
Read More | Posted May 25, 2017