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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
3/4 87% Ant-Man and the Wasp (2018) Like its 2015 predecessor (which also followed on the heels of a gargantuan "Avengers" movie), this is a funnier, gentler, and, appropriately enough, smaller Marvel movie.‐ Capital Times (Madison, WI)
Read More | Posted Jul 6, 2018
3.5/4 85% American Animals (2018) In Bart Layton's immensely entertaining and unexpectedly thoughtful caper thriller, the line between taking part in a robbery and play-acting in a movie about a robbery is a thin one.‐ Madison Movie
Read More | Posted Jul 2, 2018
3/4 90% Hearts Beat Loud (2018) Haley's characters are real enough to make mistakes, to not live up to their ideas of themselves. It's in those little failings, and then whether the characters can recover from them, that "Hearts Beat Loud" finds its poignancy.‐ Capital Times (Madison, WI)
Read More | Posted Jul 2, 2018
3/5 32% The Catcher Was A Spy (2018) While Rudd seems incapable of losing an audience's sympathies, he also captures Berg's secretive nature, the opaqueness behind the friendly smile.‐ Capital Times (Madison, WI)
Read More | Posted Jun 27, 2018
94% Set It Up (2018) It knows the rules of romantic comedy, and it knows we know the rules, and the way it plays with those rules while still staying true to them makes for a very satisfying movie.‐ Capital Times (Madison, WI)
Read More | Posted Jun 27, 2018
3.5/4 68% The Seagull (2018) With an absolutely stellar cast, the result is a sublime film that aims to be the definitive document of Chekhov's vision rather than take it in a more contemporary direction.‐ Capital Times (Madison, WI)
Read More | Posted Jun 15, 2018
2/4 54% Tag (2018) Like a tagger who can't decide which player to chase, "Tag" can't figure out which kind of movie it wants to be.‐ Capital Times (Madison, WI)
Read More | Posted Jun 15, 2018
3/5 96% 1945 (2017) ["1945"] is a piercing parable for modern times about how the moral costs of doing wrong - or standing silent while others do - can come due when we least expect it.‐ Capital Times (Madison, WI)
Read More | Posted Jun 8, 2018
3.5/5 94% Beast (2018) Pearce is a master at building unnerving ambiguity into scenes that can be interpreted multiple ways, keeping us guessing into the last possible second.‐ Capital Times (Madison, WI)
Read More | Posted Jun 8, 2018
3.5/4 94% First Reformed (2018) "First Reformed" captures the despair that good and decent people can feel, looking at a world that seems to have turned its back on goodness and decency. ‐ Capital Times (Madison, WI)
Read More | Posted Jun 8, 2018
84% Cargo (2018) "Cargo" also uses the zombie genre to comment on the human condition, in particular the exploitation of native populations. ‐ Capital Times (Madison, WI)
Read More | Posted Jun 1, 2018
3.5/4 97% The Rider (2018) "The Rider" is a masterful character study that honors but doesn't romanticize a vanishing way of life.‐ Capital Times (Madison, WI)
Read More | Posted May 25, 2018
3/4 71% Solo: A Star Wars Story (2018) It's an against-the-odds triumph. But never tell him the odds.‐ Capital Times (Madison, WI)
Read More | Posted May 25, 2018
3/4 84% Disobedience (2018) It's impressive that [Rachel] McAdams, so charismatic in roles like "Game Night," can play such a seemingly colorless character so effectively.‐ Capital Times (Madison, WI)
Read More | Posted May 21, 2018
3.5/4 97% The Endless (2018) "The Endless" is more of a sci-fi thriller, but it is exquisitely tense at times as well as intellectually engaging. And, when you least expect it, it's funny and moving too.‐ Capital Times (Madison, WI)
Read More | Posted Apr 27, 2018
3.5/4 92% Lean on Pete (2018) I can certainly imagine some well-meaning parent seeing the poster and thinking that the movie is suitable for their horse-loving child. It's not. The film's presentation of life on the margins is harsh and authentic.‐ Capital Times (Madison, WI)
Read More | Posted Apr 27, 2018
3/4 74% The House of Tomorrow (2018) Futurism and punk rock share an idealism that the world really can be changed. In "House of Tomorrow," the two movements overlap in a small, rather sweet story of two teenage boys who help each other change theirs.‐ Capital Times (Madison, WI)
Read More | Posted Apr 27, 2018
2/5 70% Finding Your Feet (2018) It's not a terrible time at the movies, especially when Staunton and Spall get a chance to shine, but it vanishes from your mind without a second thought.‐ Capital Times (Madison, WI)
Read More | Posted Apr 23, 2018
3/4 74% Final Portrait (2018) "Portrait" is that rare film about art that focuses more on the art rather than the personal life of the artist. ‐ Capital Times (Madison, WI)
Read More | Posted Apr 20, 2018
4/4 87% You Were Never Really Here (2018) Writer-director Lynne Ramsay's masterful thriller turns the "hitman movie" genre on its ear with a fractured, impressionistic style that matches Joe's jumbled mind.‐ Capital Times (Madison, WI)
Read More | Posted Apr 20, 2018
95% 12 Days (12 Jours) (2018) I found 12 Days to be a powerful film, but I also felt uncomfortably complicit watching these people reveal the intimate details of their lives before the camera. ‐ Capital Times (Madison, WI)
Read More | Posted Apr 16, 2018
91% Lots of Kids, a Monkey and a Castle (Muchos hijos, un mono y un castillo) (2017) It is a home movie, but it is also a movie for an audience to embrace.‐ Capital Times (Madison, WI)
Read More | Posted Apr 16, 2018
87% Tully (2018) It's the mix of the mundane and the mystical in Tully that will likely divide audiences. I won't say it all fits together narratively. But I think it works thematically.‐ Capital Times (Madison, WI)
Read More | Posted Apr 16, 2018
100% I Am Not a Witch (2017) There's real sorrow and anger underneath the laughs. ‐ Capital Times (Madison, WI)
Read More | Posted Apr 16, 2018
93% RBG (2018) RBG doesn't break any new ground in terms of filmmaking style, and it gets a little distracted with trivia like her love of opera or her workout routine. But it's a good summation of a brilliant career.‐ Capital Times (Madison, WI)
Read More | Posted Apr 16, 2018
93% Custody (Jusqu'à la garde) (2018) Legrand builds suspense without any soundtrack or clever camera tricks, instead shooting Custody with an almost merciless documentary-style flatness.‐ Capital Times (Madison, WI)
Read More | Posted Apr 16, 2018
84% First Match (2018) Elvyre Emanuelle has a breakout performance as Monique. ‐ Capital Times (Madison, WI)
Read More | Posted Apr 13, 2018
2/4 83% Under the Tree (Undir trénu) (2018) How dark is too dark? Iceland's "Under the Tree" pushes the envelope with a pitch-black tale of a neighborly squabble that gets more and more violent. Problem is, it gets less and less funny, too.‐ Capital Times (Madison, WI)
Read More | Posted Apr 11, 2018
3.5/4 100% Hal (2018) The film is an affectionate ode to Ashby but isn't blind to his flaws, the sort of complex but forgiving treatment that I'm sure Ashby would have liked.‐ Capital Times (Madison, WI)
Read More | Posted Apr 11, 2018
3.5/4 100% Minding the Gap (2018) The film is ultimately a testament to the friendship that this skate crew manages to sustain, even when their lives get too busy and complicated for them to do much skating.‐ Capital Times (Madison, WI)
Read More | Posted Apr 11, 2018
3/4 78% Beirut (2018) "Beirut" is both an entertaining ride for grown-ups and a sobering history lesson.‐ Capital Times (Madison, WI)
Read More | Posted Apr 11, 2018
3.5/4 91% Saving Brinton (2018) In the end, Zahs' efforts and "Saving Brinton" aren't really about the past. They're about the future, and what things we will decide are worth preserving for future generations to enjoy and learn from.‐ Capital Times (Madison, WI)
Read More | Posted Apr 11, 2018
3/4 90% Isle of Dogs (2018) The parts of "Isle of Dogs" with the dogs are so wonderful that I still recommend the film. I just wish he had taken as much care and attention with his human puppets.‐ Capital Times (Madison, WI)
Read More | Posted Apr 7, 2018
3/4 36% The Leisure Seeker (2018) "If you've been through what John and Ella are going through with a family member of your own, "The Leisure Seeker" is true enough to that experience. And it's enough of a fantasy to make you wish for a Winnebago, an open road and a little more time."‐ Capital Times (Madison, WI)
Read More | Posted Apr 5, 2018
2.5/4 69% Happy End (2017) [Michael] Haneke builds a sense of dread by relying on fixed shots, the camera locked in place as it observes this family.‐ Capital Times (Madison, WI)
Read More | Posted Mar 30, 2018
3.5/4 96% The Death of Stalin (2018) Although it would be facile to compare modern politics to the horrors of Stalin's purge, there is something queasily resonant about a movie depicting a country on the verge of a nervous breakdown.‐ Capital Times (Madison, WI)
Read More | Posted Mar 30, 2018
No Score Yet Virginia Minnesota (2018) But the chemistry between the female-led cast is so strong that it carries the film over any narrative bumps‐ Madison Movie
Read More | Posted Mar 30, 2018
2.5/4 73% Ready Player One (2018) There's still something a little icky about a movie that data-mines the pop culture past of middle-aged men so shamelessly. Instead of us having to put away childish things, they're starring in a movie.‐ Capital Times (Madison, WI)
Read More | Posted Mar 29, 2018
95% Zama (2018) The result is a dense, difficult but deeply rewarding film.‐ Capital Times (Madison, WI)
Read More | Posted Mar 23, 2018
2/5 80% Film Stars Don't Die in Liverpool (2017) You can't help but feel that the movies have shortchanged Grahame once again.‐ Capital Times (Madison, WI)
Read More | Posted Mar 23, 2018
3/4 86% Vazante (2018) It can test the patience of a viewer. But the beauty of the images and the underlying power of the story, especially when Beatriz begins to emerge as the focus of the film, make Vazante an immersive watch.‐ Capital Times (Madison, WI)
Read More | Posted Mar 19, 2018
3.5/4 86% Thoroughbreds (2018) It's a testament to the twisted brilliance of Finley's film that a scumbag drug dealer becomes its moral center.‐ Capital Times (Madison, WI)
Read More | Posted Mar 9, 2018
2.5/4 94% A Fantastic Woman (Una mujer fantástica) (2018) Hopefully there will be many more films to come featuring trans performers in leading roles, and "Woman" can be looked back on as a well-meaning but flawed effort that paved the way.‐ Madison Movie
Read More | Posted Mar 9, 2018
3/4 81% The Party (2018) Potter's screenplay releases one bombshell revelation after another into the group like hand grenades rolling across the carpet.‐ Capital Times (Madison, WI)
Read More | Posted Mar 9, 2018
3/4 83% Game Night (2018) Bateman and McAdams have enormous chemistry in "Game Night"... That energy propels them into two of their funniest performances in a surprisingly clever comedy-thriller.‐ Capital Times (Madison, WI)
Read More | Posted Mar 1, 2018
3/4 35% Nostalgia (2018) "Nostalgia" is not the film you want to watch before cleaning out the basement, as it forces the viewer to reconsider the power of those things we've held onto for so long.‐ Capital Times (Madison, WI)
Read More | Posted Mar 1, 2018
83% Game Night (2018) It's like David Fincher's The Game as an R-rated comedy, a film that's playing games with its audience as much as its characters are playing games with each other. And, if you don't mind being messed with a little, that can be a lot of fun.‐ Madison Movie
Read More | Posted Feb 23, 2018
3/4 89% The Insult (L'insulte) (2018) The Insult has much to teach Western audiences about life in Lebanon.‐ Capital Times (Madison, WI)
Read More | Posted Feb 20, 2018
3/4 71% Double Lover (L'amant double) (2018) The whole thing is the sort of enjoyable high-class trash that only the French seem to be able to get away with. ‐ Capital Times (Madison, WI)
Read More | Posted Feb 16, 2018
3.5/4 No Score Yet 2018 Oscar Nominated Short Films, Live Action with Select Animation (2018) It's a particularly strong collection of films this year.‐ Capital Times (Madison, WI)
Read More | Posted Feb 12, 2018