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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
2.5/4 72% Bad Times at the El Royale (2018) Doesn't have quite enough twists to justify the 141-minute running time.‐ HeraldNet (Everett, WA)
Read More | Posted Oct 13, 2018
3/4 88% First Man (2018) Even if First Man doesn't fire on all cylinders, its unusual protagonist is fascinating in his blankness; here, the right stuff is downright cold-blooded. ‐ Seattle Weekly
Read More | Posted Oct 12, 2018
1/4 31% Venom (2018) An absolute stiff, a monotonous slog through generic material.‐ HeraldNet (Everett, WA)
Read More | Posted Oct 5, 2018
2/4 90% A Star Is Born (2018) Cooper's leisurely approach builds no momentum, and the non-musical scenes meander as the actors (apparently) improvise in close-up. This isn't storytelling as much as it is a work-shopped series of behaviors.‐ Seattle Weekly
Read More | Posted Oct 4, 2018
3/4 99% Selma (2015) For all the wobbles, when the film reaches its climax the sheer force of history bends toward its fascinating mid-60s moment.‐ HeraldNet (Everett, WA)
Read More | Posted Oct 3, 2018
2.5/4 28% Night School (2018) Hart's shtick, in which he frequently ends up being the butt of a joke, is still strong.‐ HeraldNet (Everett, WA)
Read More | Posted Sep 29, 2018
3/4 99% Blaze (2018) "Blaze looks and sounds great; some of its images have a sensitively chosen-yet-offhand texture that seems to spring straight out of a vintage country song."‐ Seattle Weekly
Read More | Posted Sep 28, 2018
3/4 64% Lizzie (2018) Let's just say the portrait of this particular ax murderer gets a sympathetic slant in the #MeToo era.‐ HeraldNet (Everett, WA)
Read More | Posted Sep 21, 2018
2/4 67% The House with a Clock in Its Walls (2018) The story carries less urgency as it ticks along, frittering away its energy amid all the special effects and sight gags.‐ Seattle Weekly
Read More | Posted Sep 21, 2018
1.5/4 33% The Predator (2018) Mixes together humdrum action scenes with tepid comedy and a collection of strikingly dull performances. Suddenly Arnold Schwarzenegger's leaden quips from the original movie don't sound so bad after all.‐ HeraldNet (Everett, WA)
Read More | Posted Sep 14, 2018
3/4 94% Mandy (2018) Walks a fine line between the cool and the ridiculous, and then finally erases the line.‐ Seattle Weekly
Read More | Posted Sep 14, 2018
2/4 93% Searching (2018) It's possible this movie might work better streamed on your own laptop, as the windows-within-windows effect gets multiplied. ‐ Seattle Weekly
Read More | Posted Aug 31, 2018
3.5/4 92% Support the Girls (2018) Hall assumes full ownership of this warm and funny film. ‐ Seattle Weekly
Read More | Posted Aug 24, 2018
3/4 82% Puzzle (2018) With her pinched face and tiny stature (she regularly vanishes within Agnes' sweaters and jackets), Macdonald conveys a lifetime's experience of fitting into other people's plans.‐ Seattle Weekly
Read More | Posted Aug 17, 2018
2/4 45% The Meg (2018) It's neither fish nor completely (sorry) foul.‐ HeraldNet (Everett, WA)
Read More | Posted Aug 10, 2018
3.5/4 86% The Miseducation of Cameron Post (2018) Akhavan has executed a quietly complete takedown of an ignorant practice.‐ Seattle Weekly
Read More | Posted Aug 10, 2018
2.5/4 45% Generation Wealth (2018) Greenfield's argument widens so far she loses focus.‐ Seattle Weekly
Read More | Posted Aug 3, 2018
3/4 96% Filmworker (2018) A fascinating study in movie lore and human psychology. ‐ HeraldNet (Everett, WA)
Read More | Posted Jul 27, 2018
3.5/4 97% Mission: Impossible - Fallout (2018) If a scene calls for people to parachute onto a building from 30,000 feet, why not throw in a lightning storm?‐ Seattle Weekly
Read More | Posted Jul 27, 2018
3/4 76% Don't Worry, He Won't Get Far on Foot (2018) Ultimately, it works in large part because of a fine cast, and Van Sant's sensitive work with them.‐ Seattle Weekly
Read More | Posted Jul 20, 2018
4/4 100% On the Seventh Day (En el Séptimo Día) (2018) Writer/director Jim McKay is clearly gifted at capturing authentic places and faces, and that's what gives On the Seventh Day its everyday enchantment.‐ Seattle Weekly
Read More | Posted Jul 13, 2018
3/4 46% Skyscraper (2018) The movie has such a cheerful sense of its own absurdity, while not for a moment undercutting its legitimate thrills, that it succeeds almost completely at the summer-blockbuster game.‐ HeraldNet (Everett, WA)
Read More | Posted Jul 13, 2018
2/4 77% The King (2018) Jarecki's after the big picture, and that's part of the problem. ‐ Seattle Weekly
Read More | Posted Jul 6, 2018
2.5/4 63% Sicario: Day of the Soldado (2018) Effective enough even though the plot depends on a couple of very big coincidences.‐ HeraldNet (Everett, WA)
Read More | Posted Jun 29, 2018
4/4 100% Leave No Trace (2018) The beautifully observed details of this heroine's journey are heartbreaking.‐ Seattle Weekly
Read More | Posted Jun 29, 2018
2.5/4 55% Izzy Gets the F*ck Across Town (2018) Amid the Diablo Cody-style one-liners, a couple of things raise Izzy above the usual indie fare.‐ HeraldNet (Everett, WA)
Read More | Posted Jun 22, 2018
1.5/4 48% Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom (2018) If it all sounds calculated, that's how it plays, although the film is peppier than the first Jurassic World. ‐ Seattle Weekly
Read More | Posted Jun 22, 2018
2/4 40% Mary Shelley (2018) When your Polidori is deeper and more poetic than Shelley and Byron, your movie has a problem.‐ HeraldNet (Everett, WA)
Read More | Posted Jun 15, 2018
3/4 89% American Animals (2018) Instead of thinking what a lark this all is, we realize somebody is going to get hurt because of these jackasses. ‐ Seattle Weekly
Read More | Posted Jun 8, 2018
2/4 47% How to Talk to Girls at Parties (2018) The jokes are surprisingly square, and while Nicole Kidman should be fun as a salty club owner, her role mostly grates. ‐ HeraldNet (Everett, WA)
Read More | Posted Jun 1, 2018
2/4 68% On Chesil Beach (2018) A mixed-bag movie.‐ HeraldNet (Everett, WA)
Read More | Posted Jun 1, 2018
3/4 70% Solo: A Star Wars Story (2018) If the resulting film isn't as zesty as The Last Jedi, it at least provides a solid night of thrills and chills - which was what George Lucas's original Star Wars was supposed to be about, anyway.‐ HeraldNet (Everett, WA)
Read More | Posted May 25, 2018
3/4 94% Beast (2018) A little like Nicholas Ray's great film noir In a Lonely Place (1950), where we watch Humphrey Bogart begin a romance with Gloria Grahame while he's under suspicion for murder-except that Beast shows us the dynamic from the female perspective.‐ Seattle Weekly
Read More | Posted May 25, 2018
3/4 82% Deadpool 2 (2018) At one point, Deadpool compares the domestic grosses of the first Deadpool movie with The Passion of the Christ, which is surely what our culture's over-analysis of movie box office deserves.‐ Seattle Weekly
Read More | Posted May 16, 2018
2.5/4 38% Life of the Party (2018) Everybody is pretty much in this for the fun. Even the two sorority mean girls eventually come around.‐ HeraldNet (Everett, WA)
Read More | Posted May 11, 2018
3.5/4 86% Tully (2018) Conceals a tender heart within an outer skin of sandpaper.‐ Seattle Weekly
Read More | Posted May 4, 2018
3/4 81% Where Is Kyra? (2018) Isn't so much about Kyra's fling with criminal behavior as it is about a world in which a decent person can fall from safety to destitution in just a few weeks' time.‐ HeraldNet (Everett, WA)
Read More | Posted Apr 27, 2018
4/4 96% Zama (2018) Gorgeous, sneakily funny, and amazing to hear, with its soundtrack of buzzing insects and screeching birds.‐ Seattle Weekly
Read More | Posted Apr 27, 2018
2.5/4 83% Avengers: Infinity War (2018) Infinity War gets by with a witty first hour and the starry appeal of the cast, but the gears really grind near the finish.‐ Seattle Weekly
Read More | Posted Apr 27, 2018
2.5/4 74% Final Portrait (2018) Tucci does some admirable things, despite the film's slimness.‐ HeraldNet (Everett, WA)
Read More | Posted Apr 20, 2018
3.5/4 88% You Were Never Really Here (2018) Phoenix is in complete sync with Ramsay's cryptic style - he slugs through the action as though bearing the weight of a thousand unspoken guilts.‐ HeraldNet (Everett, WA)
Read More | Posted Apr 20, 2018
3/4 70% Finding Your Feet (2018) A formulaic outline, but a pleasant mood.‐ HeraldNet (Everett, WA)
Read More | Posted Apr 13, 2018
2.5/4 21% Submergence (2018) I did like the Germanic sobriety Wenders applies to the material-you never doubt something is at stake, even if the storytelling pieces don't always pay off.‐ Seattle Weekly
Read More | Posted Apr 13, 2018
100% The Troubles We've Seen: A History of Journalism in Wartime (1994) Ophuls's scattershot approach is consistently engrossing, though I had a difficult time pinpointing the garrulous movie's focus (maybe you're not intended to pinpoint anything with 226 minutes to work with).‐ Film Comment Magazine
Read More | Posted Apr 10, 2018
98% Hoop Dreams (1994) Utterly, heartbreakingly lucid.‐ Film Comment Magazine
Read More | Posted Apr 10, 2018
71% Ladybird Ladybird (1994) This excruciating story is absorbing for much of its running time, even if the sheer hideousness of the situation takes its toll‐ Film Comment Magazine
Read More | Posted Apr 10, 2018
78% Amateur (1995) I liked it, though it is the first Hartley movie that has seemed more mechanical than organic. ‐ Film Comment Magazine
Read More | Posted Apr 10, 2018
97% Exotica (1994) Atom Egoyan makes his most conventionally-satisfying film in Exotica. I don't mean that as a putdown: it's his best movie, too, though some of his early academic-theory fans may be put off at its accessibility.‐ Film Comment Magazine
Read More | Posted Apr 10, 2018
86% To Live (Huo zhe) (1994) It's a film of handsome backdrops and often complexly comic scenes, but also of stultifying pointlessness.‐ Film Comment Magazine
Read More | Posted Apr 10, 2018
81% Strawberry and Chocolate (Fresa y Chocolate) (1994) Truth be told, I sat there and chuckled warmly in all the right spots, and felt delight in the stubbornly stylish central character.‐ Film Comment Magazine
Read More | Posted Apr 10, 2018