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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
3/4 57%

Rules Don't Apply (2016)

"A movie about an erratic billionaire might not be everybody's idea of escapism these days. But Warren Beatty's "Rules Don't Apply," in which Beatty plays the legendary eccentric Howard Hughes, is a real kick." Capital Times (Madison, WI)
Posted Nov 23, 2016
3/4 61%

Allied (2016)

"The film's focus on character development and tone makes it feel, satisfyingly, like a movie we'd watch late at night on Turner Classic Movies." Capital Times (Madison, WI)
Posted Nov 23, 2016
3/4 95%

Gimme Danger (2016)

"Jarmusch doesn't exactly reinvent the rock documentary with "Gimme Danger," but he has a lot of fun with it and his scruffy, untamed subject. " Capital Times (Madison, WI)
Posted Nov 18, 2016
2/4 45%

Billy Lynn's Long Halftime Walk (2016)

"Lee wants us to experience what it's like to be Billy. But he never makes us feel it." Capital Times (Madison, WI)
Posted Nov 18, 2016
3.5/4 94%

The Edge of Seventeen (2016)

"In a genre that too often runs on formula, "The Edge of Seventeen" harkens back to the affecting films of John Hughes. And in a genre that too often focuses on boys, Craig insightfully shows us the same angst from a 21st-century girl's perspective." Capital Times (Madison, WI)
Posted Nov 17, 2016
3.5/4 90%

Certain Women (2016)

""Certain Women" differs in structure from some of Reichardt's past masterpieces like "Old Joy" and "Wendy & Lucy." But it has the same quiet, beating heart." ‐Madison Movie
Posted Nov 11, 2016
4/4 98%

Moonlight (2016)

"The film left me tremendously sad at the near hopelessness of these lives, but also invigorated by the power of Jenkins' storytelling, at once achingly specific and utterly universal." Capital Times (Madison, WI)
Posted Nov 4, 2016
4/4 94%

The Handmaiden (Ah-ga-ssi) (2016)

"Just when we figure out where it's going, it goes somewhere else. Just when we think it won't dare go somewhere, it does." Capital Times (Madison, WI)
Posted Oct 28, 2016
3/4 95%

Little Sister (2016)

"Clark's film uses its 2008 setting as a backdrop for a funny, wistful little comedy-drama about family members learning to overcome themselves and reconnect with each other. Can we reconcile with those who know us only too well? Yes, we can." ‐Madison Movie
Posted Oct 26, 2016
3.5/4 84%

Oasis: Supersonic (2016)

"The brothers are unabashedly cocky and often very funny. They may be jerks, but they certainly are entertaining jerks. And the most enduring testament to Oasis is that its success, however short-lived, seems to humble even them." Capital Times (Madison, WI)
Posted Oct 26, 2016
2/4 38%

Jack Reacher: Never Go Back (2016)

""Never Go Back" feels like a sequel done on the cheap, clumsily adapted and indifferently executed." Capital Times (Madison, WI)
Posted Oct 21, 2016
3.5/4 81%

Denial (2016)

"In the heat of this election season, where so many substitute conspiracy theories for facts and prejudice for reason - including candidates - the film suddenly feels urgent and necessary. " Capital Times (Madison, WI)
Posted Oct 21, 2016
3/4 92%

A Man Called Ove (En man som heter Ove) (2016)

"Ove is a human Volvo. You wouldn't think such an ordinary man could carry his own movie, but the Swedish comedy-drama "A Man Called Ove" is a delight, balancing flinty Scandinavian wit with dry-your-eyes sentimentality." Capital Times (Madison, WI)
Posted Oct 14, 2016
2.5/4 53%

The Dressmaker (2016)

"The oddball characters, the black humor, the sudden bursts of violence - it all seems to be going well, until the film veers into gooey melodrama. It's like a perfectly-tailored suit that unexpectedly starts fraying at the seams." Capital Times (Madison, WI)
Posted Oct 14, 2016
3/4 83%

Girl Asleep (2016)

"If Napoleon Dynamite was cast as the lead in "Where the Wild Things Are" - and if he was a 14-year-old Australian girl, the result might be something like the inventive coming-of-age comedy "Girl Asleep."" Capital Times (Madison, WI)
Posted Oct 14, 2016
2.5/4 51%

The Accountant (2016)

"At its best, "The Accountant" reads like a gloriously loopy unpublished novel that some daydreaming CPA wrote on his coffee breaks. But in the end, the numbers don't add up." Capital Times (Madison, WI)
Posted Oct 13, 2016
3/4 94%

Kaili Blues (Lu Bian Ye Can) (2015)

"Like the films of Thai director Apichatpong Weerasethakul ("Cemetery of Splendour,") "Kaili Blues" is a poetic, offbeat film that's of the sort that adventurous filmgoers dream about." ‐Madison Movie
Posted Oct 12, 2016
4/4 100%

Cameraperson (2016)

"This is autobiography in its truest form, a visual document of choices made and chances taken, and missed. It's wonderful." ‐Madison Movie
Posted Oct 5, 2016
3.5/4 No Score Yet

Almost Sunrise (2016)

"The film provides a valuable chance to walk in the shoes of men we might not otherwise get to know." ‐Madison Movie
Posted Oct 5, 2016
3.5/4 89%

The Childhood of a Leader (2016)

"The film is clear that no struggle is small to those who engage in it, be they people or nations, and the repercussions of careless decisions can be catastrophic." ‐Madison Movie
Posted Oct 5, 2016
2/4 43%

The Hollars (2016)

"Maybe there's a longer, more graceful earlier version out there. Maybe there's an earlier version of the screenplay that emphasizes authenticity over punchlines. But what's on screen feels like an overly cautious, watered-down final draft." Capital Times (Madison, WI)
Posted Oct 5, 2016
3/4 96%

Sand Storm (Sufat Chol) (2016)

"A film that makes us feel like we're eavesdropping on this family and their struggles, the dramatic arc of the story only gradually becoming clear." Capital Times (Madison, WI)
Posted Oct 5, 2016
2/4 77%

Goat (2016)

"Neel and co-writer David Gordon Green make an ungainly attempt to wrap its unsavory subject matter in a melodrama that's just not convincing, despite some strong performances." Capital Times (Madison, WI)
Posted Sep 23, 2016
3/4 63%

Storks (2016)

""Storks" doesn't talk down to its younger audience, but more importantly it doesn't "joke down" either - the film is packed with rapid-fire dialogue, well-developed goofy comic ideas and terrific voice casting." Capital Times (Madison, WI)
Posted Sep 23, 2016
3/4 93%

Starving The Beast (2016)

"Mims doesn't shy away from the complexity of the issue, and tries to maintain an even hand in interviewing all sides of the debate. " Capital Times (Madison, WI)
Posted Sep 16, 2016
3/4 63%

Snowden (2016)

"It's guilty of Hollywood-izing Snowden's story to some degree, but it also humanizes him. It's certainly Oliver Stone's best film in at least 20 years." Capital Times (Madison, WI)
Posted Sep 16, 2016
3.5/4 87%

Other People (2016)

"I feel I need to add the "It's also very funny" to the end of every paragraph of this review so as not to scare anybody away from this wonderful little movie." Capital Times (Madison, WI)
Posted Sep 9, 2016
3/4 81%

Equity (2016)

"It's tempting to praise "Equity" simply because it was made by women. But this is a strong, resonant film on its own terms - and I hope it makes all these women a pile of money." Capital Times (Madison, WI)
Posted Sep 2, 2016
3/4 88%

Miss Sharon Jones! (2016)

"Her future is uncertain. But "Miss Sharon Jones!" shows that she will fight, and sing, and live, as much as she can as long as she can." Capital Times (Madison, WI)
Posted Sep 2, 2016
3.5/4 96%

De Palma (2016)

"DePalma repeating himself is better than most filmmakers saying something for the first time." ‐Madison Movie
Posted Sep 1, 2016
2.5/4 45%

Hands of Stone (2016)

"In trying to encompass so much of Duran's life without taking us deep into what made him tick, yet expecting us to empathize with him, "Hands of Stone" ends up having feet of clay." Capital Times (Madison, WI)
Posted Aug 31, 2016
3/4 93%

Life, Animated (2016)

"The poignancy of "Life, Animated" comes from the quieter victories Owen achieves - getting that job at the movie theater, baking cookies in his apartment, learning to live with heartbreak. It turns out ordinary life can be a Magic Kingdom too." Capital Times (Madison, WI)
Posted Aug 26, 2016
4/4 99%

Don't Think Twice (2016)

""Don't Think Twice" is one of the best of the year, an Altman-esque ensemble comedy-drama that blends loose and funny comedy with painfully true insights about the strain that success and failure can put on friendships." Capital Times (Madison, WI)
Posted Aug 26, 2016
3.5/4 92%

Southside With You (2016)

"One of the surprising strengths of writer-director Richard Tanne's delightful film is that it doesn't rely on our knowledge that, someday, these two twenty-somethings we're watching will become president and first lady. " Capital Times (Madison, WI)
Posted Aug 26, 2016
3/4 96%

Weiner (2016)

"I'm sure Weiner is mortified that his behavior is causing his wife ongoing humiliation to this day. But, after watching "Weiner," I'm not sure he's not secretly happy to see his name in the headlines again." Capital Times (Madison, WI)
Posted Aug 25, 2016
2.5/4 76%

Wiener-Dog (2016)

"The dog almost looks like he could be a Solondz character, waddling along on ridiculous little legs with a strangely dignified expression on his face." ‐Madison Movie
Posted Aug 25, 2016
3.5/4 82%

Indignation (2016)

""Indignation" starts off quiet and staid. But there are forces gathering under the surface, ready to capsize Marcus' carefully-laid plans, and the film ends with the weight of classical tragedy." Capital Times (Madison, WI)
Posted Aug 19, 2016
3.5/4 97%

Kubo and the Two Strings (2016)

""Kubo and the Two Strings" may be the most beautiful movie the folks at Laika have done yet, and the one that's closest to their hearts." Capital Times (Madison, WI)
Posted Aug 19, 2016
3/4 87%

Florence Foster Jenkins (2016)

"There are layers in what seems initially like a broad, hooting comic performance from Streep. We get glimpses of the real Florence, who seems too smart with her money not to be able to read the people who ask her for it." Capital Times (Madison, WI)
Posted Aug 12, 2016
3/4 92%

Eat That Question: Frank Zappa in His Own Words (2016)

"In the film, as was probably true in life, Zappa gets the first and last word." Capital Times (Madison, WI)
Posted Aug 12, 2016
3.5/4 65%

Anthropoid (2016)

"Ellis has decided that the best way to honor the exploits of these heroes is to not sugarcoat them or the evil they faced, and "Anthropoid" is a darker and more interesting film for it." Capital Times (Madison, WI)
Posted Aug 12, 2016
3/4 76%

Into The Forest (2016)

""Into the Forest" is a post-apocalyptic disaster movie without a single visual effect. No explosions, no zombies, no mobs rioting in the streets. There's just quiet, and dark." ‐Madison Movie
Posted Jul 29, 2016
3.5/4 82%

Captain Fantastic (2016)

"Viggo Mortensen may be the only Hollywood actor who you can plausibly imagine catching and killing a deer with his bare hands. As such, he's perfectly cast." Capital Times (Madison, WI)
Posted Jul 29, 2016
3/4 56%

Jason Bourne (2016)

"As a three-dimensional character, it's hard to say that it's good to see him again. But as an action hero driving a Dodge Charger off a ramp and onto a speeding SWAT truck? Welcome back, old friend." Capital Times (Madison, WI)
Posted Jul 29, 2016
3/4 65%

Nerve (2016)

"The freshest thing about "Nerve" is that there's no big bad guy controlling the strings of the game, just a mob of anonymous "watchers" who bring out the worst in people - it's like the villain of the movie is a comments section come to life." Capital Times (Madison, WI)
Posted Jul 27, 2016
2.5/4 13%

Ice Age: Collision Course (2016)

"While some installments have been better than others (I thought 2012's "Ice Age: Continental Drift" was a pretty good time), with every new entry the series struggles to justify its existence. " Capital Times (Madison, WI)
Posted Jul 22, 2016
3/4 100%

Fireworks Wednesday (Chaharshanbe-soori) (2016)

"Farhadi refined his vision and technique in later films like "A Separation," but "Fireworks Wednesday" is a strong and resonant early work, and it's gratifying that it's finally seeing the light of day in the West." Capital Times (Madison, WI)
Posted Jul 15, 2016
4/4 98%

Hunt for the Wilderpeople (2016)

""Wilderpeople" is one of those rare movies that works for almost any generation, silly and sweet and big-hearted. To quote Hec, it's a majestical piece of filmmaking." Capital Times (Madison, WI)
Posted Jul 15, 2016
3.5/4 72%

Ghostbusters (2016)

"In a summer movie season where many movies seem to go on and on, this one feels over much too fast." Capital Times (Madison, WI)
Posted Jul 15, 2016
2.5/4 69%

The Infiltrator (2016)

"One of the most iconic scenes in "Scarface" is set in a nightclub in Miami. The opening scene in "The Infiltrator" is set in a bowling alley in Tampa. That sums up the gulf between the movies that "Infiltrator" seeks to emulate and what it is." Capital Times (Madison, WI)
Posted Jul 13, 2016
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