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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
2/4 25%

Ben-Hur (2016)

"If you've been wondering whether a chariot race can still thrill, the answer is yes." ‐HeraldNet (Everett, WA)
Posted Aug 19, 2016
3/4 93%

Lo and Behold, Reveries of the Connected World (2016)

"These factoids would be interesting if they were arranged in 60 Minutes segments, but with Herzog narrating and asking piercing questions, they become something more." Seattle Weekly
Posted Aug 18, 2016
2/4 66%

Anthropoid (2016)

"Cliched: The movie is all jiggly handheld camerawork, dark rooms, and breathless close-ups." ‐HeraldNet (Everett, WA)
Posted Aug 12, 2016
2.5/4 86%

Pete's Dragon (2016)

"An offbeat underwhelmer with moments of quiet charm." ‐HeraldNet (Everett, WA)
Posted Aug 12, 2016
3/4 87%

Florence Foster Jenkins (2016)

"Perhaps it takes someone with vocal talent to truly channel terrible singing." ‐HeraldNet (Everett, WA)
Posted Aug 12, 2016
3/4 82%

Indignation (2016)

"There's something glorious about a conversation that goes on, and on, and on, especially in an age where the conventional wisdom in movies is to keep it short and to the point." ‐HeraldNet (Everett, WA)
Posted Aug 12, 2016
4/4 93%

Our Little Sister (Umimachi Diary) (2016)

"Even death is part of the flow, part of the process of getting along and finding a place in the world." Seattle Weekly
Posted Aug 11, 2016
2/4 26%

Suicide Squad (2016)

"The movie never stops underlining how cool their anti-authoritarian attitudes are." ‐HeraldNet (Everett, WA)
Posted Aug 5, 2016
3/4 99%

Don't Think Twice (2016)

"This movie has a few hard feelings and one thrown punch, but Birbiglia prefers to capture a detailed world and its relationships, not hunt for dramatic beats." Seattle Weekly
Posted Aug 3, 2016
1/4 59%

Bad Moms (2016)

"The thing that really sticks in the craw about this film is that it gets sanctimonious during its pageant of bad behavior." Seattle Weekly
Posted Jul 29, 2016
3/4 56%

Jason Bourne (2016)

"After a while it becomes clear that the cat-and-mouse strategies exist only for their own sake ... It's a portrait of futility, which might just be the point." ‐HeraldNet (Everett, WA)
Posted Jul 29, 2016
2.5/4 91%

Last Cab To Darwin (2016)

"Full of sun, beer, and the restless souls found along the highway."" ‐HeraldNet (Everett, WA)
Posted Jul 29, 2016
2/4 91%

Microbe and Gasoline (Microbe et Gasoil) (2016)

"Overall it feels as tiny as the boys' house on wheels, a nice idea for a short film that doesn't really sustain its 105-minute running time." ‐HeraldNet (Everett, WA)
Posted Jul 29, 2016
3/4 92%

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

"Covers only a portion of the man's Zappa-ness. But it's an entertaining start."" ‐HeraldNet (Everett, WA)
Posted Jul 22, 2016
3/4 60%

Absolutely Fabulous: The Movie (2016)

"In American comedy, however raunchy or wild, the center is reliably soft. Not so in British comedy." ‐HeraldNet (Everett, WA)
Posted Jul 22, 2016
2/4 77%

Lights Out (2016)

"The film exhausts most of the possibilities for how light can be generated and extinguished, although I'm surprised they didn't do more with the Clapper." ‐HeraldNet (Everett, WA)
Posted Jul 22, 2016
2.5/4 70%

Café Society (2016)

"The film finally founders on its inability to find a groove." Seattle Weekly
Posted Jul 22, 2016
2.5/4 69%

The Infiltrator (2016)

"Really done right, it would be 10 or 12 hours of longform TV." ‐HeraldNet (Everett, WA)
Posted Jul 15, 2016
3/4 94%

Life, Animated (2016)

"A warm portrait of a family navigating a profound challenge." ‐HeraldNet (Everett, WA)
Posted Jul 15, 2016
3/4 73%

Ghostbusters (2016)

"All in all, an agreeably silly evening at the movies. Even the end credits are peppy." ‐HeraldNet (Everett, WA)
Posted Jul 15, 2016
2.5/4 82%

Captain Fantastic (2016)

"It's all so very civilized, and after a while the movie's slick style begins to feel like the opposite of Ben's experiment in raw living." Seattle Weekly
Posted Jul 14, 2016
3.5/4 97%

The Fits (2016)

"I like a lot of things about The Fits, and the first thing that got me was the way it sounds." ‐HeraldNet (Everett, WA)
Posted Jul 8, 2016
2.5/4 98%

Hunt for the Wilderpeople (2016)

"Given Waititi's creativity, I was a little disappointed in how few surprises there are in Wilderpeople. But it's all right to be just a well-executed charmer -- and this movie is certainly that." ‐HeraldNet (Everett, WA)
Posted Jul 8, 2016
2/4 36%

Mike and Dave Need Wedding Dates (2016)

"It breaks no new ground, and the desire to offend for its own sake gets tiresome. But Mike and Dave keeps the ball in the air for 98 minutes, and it is pretty good at showcasing funny people who happen to be women." ‐HeraldNet (Everett, WA)
Posted Jul 8, 2016
3/4 76%

Wiener-Dog (2016)

"For all his grimace-worthy view of humankind, Solondz is an eagle-eyed observer, and I think this is his best movie in years. Without him, the art of the feel-bad movie wouldn't be the same." ‐HeraldNet (Everett, WA)
Posted Jul 1, 2016
3/4 68%

Swiss Army Man (2016)

"You've never seen anything else quite like it. How many times do we get to say that?" ‐HeraldNet (Everett, WA)
Posted Jul 1, 2016
2.5/4 54%

The Purge: Election Year (2016)

"It takes a while, but by the time the political elite gather in a church and begin washing their knives in holy water for the ritual human sacrifice, you know The Purge: Election Year has finally gotten into gear." ‐HeraldNet (Everett, WA)
Posted Jul 1, 2016
2.5/4 35%

The Legend of Tarzan (2016)

"The story is labored, but the movie scoots along quickly. Director David Yates, who did some of the Harry Potter films, has a pretty decent sense of when to stop for a pesky dialogue scene and when to mount a jungle chase." ‐HeraldNet (Everett, WA)
Posted Jul 1, 2016
3/4 75%

The BFG (2016)

"The film is mostly charming, and (no surprise) it's technically accomplished." ‐HeraldNet (Everett, WA)
Posted Jul 1, 2016
3/4 89%

Dheepan (2016)

"This is an intimate view from ground level, where the ground keeps shifting beneath your feet." ‐HeraldNet (Everett, WA)
Posted Jun 24, 2016
3/4 96%

De Palma (2016)

"As a cinematic appetizer platter of clips and stories, De Palma is a chance to gorge. If you care about movies, you'll gobble this up with a knife and fork." ‐HeraldNet (Everett, WA)
Posted Jun 24, 2016
2.5/4 87%

The Music of Strangers: Yo-Yo Ma and the Silk Road Ensemble (2016)

"This is pleasant, of course, and who doesn't believe that music is the true universal language? But 96 minutes of uplift is a lot." ‐HeraldNet (Everett, WA)
Posted Jun 24, 2016
3/4 56%

The Neon Demon (2016)

"You won't be indifferent. The Neon Demon is pretty loopy, but its gorgeous absurdities are more interesting than most sane movies can offer." ‐HeraldNet (Everett, WA)
Posted Jun 24, 2016
3/4 79%

The Other Side (Louisiana) (2016)

"I acknowledge this film's power, and still feel uneasy about it -- and unsure of its point. But there's no question that in many scenes, it captures remarkable details." ‐HeraldNet (Everett, WA)
Posted Jun 17, 2016
3.5/4 94%

Finding Dory (2016)

"Finding Dory could be funnier. It relies on some callbacks to Finding Nemo and a lot of over-the-top action. But you'd have to have a briny heart to deny there's something special about it." ‐HeraldNet (Everett, WA)
Posted Jun 17, 2016
1.5/4 49%

Genius (2016)

"Genius sings the praises of Wolfe's explosive talent but comes across as fussy and prim in its own style. If you're going to get romantic about a writer, this is not the way to do it." ‐HeraldNet (Everett, WA)
Posted Jun 17, 2016
2.5/4 70%

Central Intelligence (2016)

"Is Central Intelligence a classic? No. Is it a passable summer movie? Sure. Will there be future pairings of Kevin Hart and Dwayne Johnson? Don't bet against it." ‐HeraldNet (Everett, WA)
Posted Jun 17, 2016
3/4 84%

Maggie's Plan (2016)

"The movie does have humor, even if it lacks a snappy pace. And in certain moments it soars." ‐HeraldNet (Everett, WA)
Posted Jun 10, 2016
2.5/4 34%

Now You See Me 2 (2016)

"More of a hang-out joint than a movie, perhaps, but maybe that's the quality that made the first film a surprise hit in 2013. As long as it keeps poking fun at itself, this franchise will do all right." ‐HeraldNet (Everett, WA)
Posted Jun 10, 2016
3/4 28%

Warcraft (2016)

"Overall Jones does a decent job at telling a tale and summoning the spectacle of a 21st-century blockbuster. That's more than you can say for the superhero movies released this year." ‐HeraldNet (Everett, WA)
Posted Jun 10, 2016
2.5/4 22%

Ma ma (2016)

"The main reason to see the film is Cruz's performance, which is consistently fresh and emotionally honest. She doesn't play the martyr, but catches a fine range of irritation, resolve, and even humor. A role worth going back to Europe for." ‐HeraldNet (Everett, WA)
Posted Jun 3, 2016
3/4 96%

Weiner (2016)

"Filmmakers Josh Kriegman and Elyse Steinberg got remarkable access to Weiner during the campaign, and -- to the politician's credit -- he allowed them to keep hanging around during some unbelievably cringey moments." ‐HeraldNet (Everett, WA)
Posted Jun 3, 2016
2.5/4 77%

Popstar: Never Stop Never Stopping (2016)

"The songs draw blood, although the rest of the film is soft. Popstar should have a decent home-video life, if only because the torrent of jokes is nonstop -- and at least a half-dozen of those catchphrases should be part of our slang for years to come." ‐HeraldNet (Everett, WA)
Posted Jun 3, 2016
3.5/4 90%

The Lobster (2016)

"The Lobster is being marketed as a comedy, and it is frequently funny, but only in the way A Clockwork Orange is frequently funny. Go and have a laugh, for sure, but don't be shocked when the claws come out." ‐HeraldNet (Everett, WA)
Posted May 27, 2016
3.5/4 98%

Love & Friendship (2016)

"Any doubts that Jane Austen's novels and Hollywood's screwball comedies are close cousins is erased by Love & Friendship, a dryly delightful experience." ‐HeraldNet (Everett, WA)
Posted May 27, 2016
2.5/4 30%

Alice Through the Looking Glass (2016)

"Whatever issues I might have with Alice Through the Looking Glass, it's still refreshing to be able to say that the 3D is a treat." ‐HeraldNet (Everett, WA)
Posted May 27, 2016
3/4 48%

X-Men: Apocalypse (2016)

"The movie's overlong, at nearly 2 1/2 hours, but the first 90 minutes are the best superhero stuff we've seen this year, full of character-building and quick action beats." ‐HeraldNet (Everett, WA)
Posted May 27, 2016
95%

Love Is Strange (2014)

"True to Sachs' style, the movie isn't designed as an actor's showcase. We're not supposed to notice the acting here -- just the people." Seattle Weekly
Posted May 23, 2016
3/4 92%

The Nice Guys (2016)

"The New Guys is fast, violent, and doesn't feel like it came out of the summer-movie food processor." ‐HeraldNet (Everett, WA)
Posted May 20, 2016
2/4 62%

Neighbors 2: Sorority Rising (2016)

"It's as though the Neighbors formula had been dreamed up by that toddler: gather together as much stuff as you can, throw it madly around the room, and see if it's funny." ‐HeraldNet (Everett, WA)
Posted May 20, 2016
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