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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
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 82% 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 (2016) "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 30% 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 88% 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
59% 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 92% 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 75% 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 93% 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 89% 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 78% 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 89% 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 83% 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
3.5/4 100% Things to Come (L'avenir) (2016) Instead of building up to big moments, Hansen-Love seasons her film with perceptive little ones, an approach that perfectly suits Huppert's incisive, luminous performance.‐ Madison Movie
Read More | Posted May 19, 2017
3.5/4 91% A Quiet Passion (2017) "A Quiet Passion" presents Dickinson as a figure both heroic and tragic, determined to live her life her way, despite the great cost.‐ Capital Times (Madison, WI)
Read More | Posted May 19, 2017
3/4 80% Chuck (2017) Watching "Chuck" is like striking up a conversation with a stranger on the barstool next to you, and discovering that your new drinking buddy is a far more interesting fellow than he first appeared.‐ Capital Times (Madison, WI)
Read More | Posted May 19, 2017
3/4 68% Take Me (2017) The movie moves briskly along at just 85 minutes, balancing laughs and cringe-worthy violence. A sequence involving a set of car keys will not be soon forgotten.‐ Capital Times (Madison, WI)
Read More | Posted May 12, 2017
3.5/4 80% Colossal (2017) It's very funny, but it's also kind of scary, and not in the way one would expect a movie featuring monsters flattening a city to be scary.‐ Capital Times (Madison, WI)
Read More | Posted Apr 21, 2017
4/4 87% The Lost City of Z (2017) It's rare that one walks out of a 144-minute movie wishing it had been a lot longer. But "The Lost City of Z" is just that kind of movie, a rich adventure story brimming with both visual splendor and psychological depth. ‐ Capital Times (Madison, WI)
Read More | Posted Apr 21, 2017
3/4 66% Free Fire (2017) "Free Fire" is just an action movie stripped down to the bone and pushed to the edge. There's no need to pretend it's more than that.‐ Capital Times (Madison, WI)
Read More | Posted Apr 21, 2017
3/4 82% Julieta (2016) "Julieta" may not be top-tier Almodovar, but a collaboration between him and Munro, two artists who have spent their lives going deep into the interior lives of women, shouldn't be overlooked.‐ Capital Times (Madison, WI)
Read More | Posted Apr 14, 2017
3/4 66% Tommy's Honour (2017) With Father's Day around the corner and the professional golf season about to start, adult sons and their fathers will enjoy watching it together. Whether they've ever hit a bucket of balls together turns out to be not that important.‐ Capital Times (Madison, WI)
Read More | Posted Apr 14, 2017
3.5/4 98% Kedi (2017) "Kedi" makes a persuasive case that the cats are a civic virtue, representing the unpredictability, even the nuisance, that is an essential part of living in a city.‐ Capital Times (Madison, WI)
Read More | Posted Apr 14, 2017
3/4 72% Gifted (2017) In the midst of turbulent times and fast and furious movies, the genial and good-hearted "Gifted" feels like a bit of a vacation at the theater.‐ Madison Movie
Read More | Posted Apr 12, 2017
3/4 89% Win It All (2017) "Win It All" is an agreeable little gambling film in the vein of "Mississippi Grind" or "Rounders," but with an emphasis on characters rather than plot.‐ Capital Times (Madison, WI)
Read More | Posted Apr 7, 2017
1/4 38% Smurfs: The Lost Village (2017) Last year's "Trolls" was dissed as a cheap "Smurfs" knockoff, but, honestly, the trolls had rich inner lives compared to these little blue guys. And the Trolls come in different colors, too.‐ Capital Times (Madison, WI)
Read More | Posted Apr 7, 2017
3.5/4 80% Personal Shopper (2017) It's the rough edges, the dark corners of the movie, that make "Personal Shopper" such a strange and intoxicating experience.‐ Capital Times (Madison, WI)
Read More | Posted Mar 31, 2017
3/4 79% T2 Trainspotting (2017) If "Trainspotting" was about young men running from consequences, "T2" is about middle-aged men finally facing them.‐ Capital Times (Madison, WI)
Read More | Posted Mar 24, 2017
3/4 71% Beauty and the Beast (2017) Ultimately, 26 years after the animated movie and 262 years after the story was first written, "Beauty and the Beast" still has the ability to whisk us away for a couple of hours. Bon voyage.‐ Capital Times (Madison, WI)
Read More | Posted Mar 17, 2017
3/4 74% The Sense Of An Ending (2017) What carries us through the unconventional structure are Batra's empathetic direction and strong performances, especially Broadbent. ‐ Capital Times (Madison, WI)
Read More | Posted Mar 16, 2017
3/4 76% Kong: Skull Island (2017) It's that kind of movie, meant for the biggest screen, the loudest sound system and the slouchiest recliner you can find. The fact that it also features good actors acting? An unexpected big bonus.‐ Capital Times (Madison, WI)
Read More | Posted Mar 10, 2017
3/4 96% After the Storm (Umi yori mo mada fukaku) (2017) As Yoshiko, Kiki brings warmth and wisdom to this troubled estranged family.‐ Capital Times (Madison, WI)
Read More | Posted Feb 28, 2017