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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
2/4 43% On the Road (2012) Although Jack Kerouac's "On the Road" has been praised as a milestone in American literature, this film version brings into question how much of a story it really offers.‐ Chicago Sun-Times
Read More | Posted Mar 21, 2013
4/4 94% Diary of a Country Priest (Journal d'un curé de campagne) (1954) A film like Diary of a Country Priest gathers its strength as it continues. There's always the sense that Bresson knows exactly where he's going and the simplest way to get there.‐ Chicago Sun-Times
Read More | Posted Mar 5, 2013
4/4 93% Napoléon (1929) Napoleon is the last great silent epic. We will not see its like again.‐ Chicago Sun-Times
Read More | Posted Feb 26, 2013
4/4 71% Bless Me, Ultima (2013) Carl Franklin's film is true to the tone and spirit of the book. It is patient and in no hurry. It allows a balanced eye for the people in its hero's family who tug him one way and another.‐ Chicago Sun-Times
Read More | Posted Feb 21, 2013
3.5/4 92% Future Weather (2013) When a movie shows a couple of bright kids excited about a mussel, it's hard to say no.‐ Chicago Sun-Times
Read More | Posted Feb 21, 2013
1/4 15% A Glimpse Inside the Mind of Charles Swan III (2013) A film is a terrible thing to waste.‐ Chicago Sun-Times
Read More | Posted Feb 14, 2013
3.5/4 83% Side Effects (2013) Soderbergh came, he saw, he conquered, and now he's moving on. ‐ Chicago Sun-Times
Read More | Posted Feb 7, 2013
4/4 98% 56 Up (2013) We are all older now, and this series proves it in a most deeply moving way.‐ Chicago Sun-Times
Read More | Posted Jan 31, 2013
3.5/4 37% Stand Up Guys (2013) Sometimes it's all about the casting.‐ Chicago Sun-Times
Read More | Posted Jan 31, 2013
2.5/4 79% Quartet (2013) It has a good heart. I'll give it that. Maybe what it needs is more exotic marigolds.‐ Chicago Sun-Times
Read More | Posted Jan 24, 2013
B+ 78% A Late Quartet (2012) Quote not available.‐ Detroit News
Posted Jan 22, 2013
1/4 No Score Yet The First Time (1969) Quote not available.‐ Chicago Sun-Times
Read More | Posted Jan 22, 2013
3/4 35% LUV (2013) Here is a film about African Americans that sidesteps all the usual, hopeful cliches and comments on how one failed generation raises another.‐ Chicago Sun-Times
Read More | Posted Jan 17, 2013
4/4 96% West of Memphis (2012) "West of Memphis" is the fourth film about one of the most heinous cases of wrongful conviction in American judicial history. Do we need a fourth film? Yes, I think we do.‐ Chicago Sun-Times
Read More | Posted Jan 17, 2013
4/4 93% Amour (2012) Old age isn't for sissies, and neither is this film.‐ Chicago Sun-Times
Read More | Posted Jan 10, 2013
3/4 92% Zero Dark Thirty (2013) A slam-bang action picture.‐ Chicago Sun-Times
Read More | Posted Jan 2, 2013
4/4 81% The Impossible (2012) Here is a searing film of human tragedy.‐ Chicago Sun-Times
Read More | Posted Dec 20, 2012
3.5/4 37% Hyde Park on Hudson (2012) Murray, who has a wider range than we sometimes realize, finds the human core of this FDR and presents it tenderly.‐ Chicago Sun-Times
Read More | Posted Dec 13, 2012
3/4 88% Once I Was (The Matchmaker) (2012) This is a sweet, bittersweet comedy, well-executed if perhaps a little heavy on anecdotage.‐ Chicago Sun-Times
Read More | Posted Dec 13, 2012
2/4 3% Playing for Keeps (2012) A film that's pretty much from the assembly line.‐ Chicago Sun-Times
Read More | Posted Dec 7, 2012
3/4 55% Citadel (2012) This is a basic story, simply and directly told by Irish writer-director Ciaran Foy.‐ Chicago Sun-Times
Read More | Posted Dec 6, 2012
3/4 40% New Jerusalem (2012) An intense study of these two men and their barren work in a shabby store by the side of a highway.‐ Chicago Sun-Times
Read More | Posted Dec 6, 2012
3/4 88% Starlet (2012) The film itself deserves praise for its portraits of these two women and the different worlds they inhabit.‐ Chicago Sun-Times
Read More | Posted Dec 6, 2012
3.5/4 93% The Central Park Five (2012) Involves a detailed reconstruction of how the story broke, was developed and was dramatized by lurid tabloid headlines.‐ Chicago Sun-Times
Read More | Posted Dec 6, 2012
2.5/4 73% Generation P (2012) Sort of a cross between "Mad Men" and an acid trip.‐ Chicago Sun-Times
Read More | Posted Dec 6, 2012
3.5/4 83% Fat Kid Rules the World (2012) It's a lot better than it sounds like it has any right to be.‐ Chicago Sun-Times
Read More | Posted Nov 29, 2012
3/4 69% Wuthering Heights (2012) Arnold has been successful in reimagining the story's archetypal emotions in the story, bringing it closer to its passionate elements.‐ Chicago Sun-Times
Read More | Posted Nov 29, 2012
2/4 74% Killing Them Softly (2012) It seems as if I've been seeing versions of this story since forever.‐ Chicago Sun-Times
Read More | Posted Nov 29, 2012
2.5/4 No Score Yet Scrooge & Marley (2012) [Delivers] more or less exactly what you'd expect, given the material.‐ Chicago Sun-Times
Read More | Posted Nov 28, 2012
4/4 100% The Thief of Bagdad (1940) This 1940 movie is one of the great entertainments. It lifts up the heart.‐ Chicago Sun-Times
Read More | Posted Nov 26, 2012
3/4 79% Tales of the Night (2012) It is so gentle and whimsical that one wonders if American children, accustomed to the whiz-bang action of most animation, will accept it.‐ Chicago Sun-Times
Read More | Posted Nov 21, 2012
1.5/4 13% Red Dawn (2012) I think I'm beginning to understand why the Chinese were not reckoned to be a prime market for this film.‐ Chicago Sun-Times
Read More | Posted Nov 21, 2012
3/4 74% Rise of the Guardians (2012) Peter Ramsey and his art team have created a crisp, colorful fantasy world, sharper-edged than many feature-length children's cartoons.‐ Chicago Sun-Times
Read More | Posted Nov 21, 2012
3/4 62% Hitchcock (2012) Anthony Hopkins, superb actor although he is, would not seem to be an obvious choice to play Hitchcock, but I accepted him. His makeup job is transformative. ‐ Chicago Sun-Times
Read More | Posted Nov 21, 2012
4/4 87% Life of Pi (2012) Ang Lee's "Life of Pi" is a miraculous achievement of storytelling and a landmark of visual mastery.‐ Chicago Sun-Times
Read More | Posted Nov 21, 2012
2.5/4 49% The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn Part 2 (2012) I must admit if you're going to bring the series to a close, "Part 2" does it about as well as it can be done.‐ Chicago Sun-Times
Read More | Posted Nov 15, 2012
3.5/4 92% Silver Linings Playbook (2012) "Silver Linings Playbook" is so good, it could almost be a terrific old classic. ‐ Chicago Sun-Times
Read More | Posted Nov 15, 2012
3.5/4 65% This Must Be The Place (2012) Although "This Must Be the Place" holds our attention, it's a little difficult to say where it's headed.‐ Chicago Sun-Times
Read More | Posted Nov 15, 2012
2.5/4 63% Anna Karenina (2012) This is a sumptuous film - extravagantly staged and photographed, perhaps too much so for its own good.‐ Chicago Sun-Times
Read More | Posted Nov 15, 2012
3/4 96% Chasing Ice (2012) The "green" teams looking into such energy sources as solar, wind and nuclear are often ridiculed. Watch "Chasing Ice" and see if you laugh.‐ Chicago Sun-Times
Read More | Posted Nov 15, 2012
3.5/4 98% Mea Maxima Culpa: Silence In The House Of God (2012) To someone who was raised and educated in the Catholic school system, as I was, a film like this inspires shock and outrage.‐ Chicago Sun-Times
Read More | Posted Nov 15, 2012
2/4 No Score Yet Older Children (2012) The movie is perfectly watchable, professionally filmed and acted, and not particularly compelling.‐ Chicago Sun-Times
Read More | Posted Nov 8, 2012
2/4 40% Nobody Walks (2012) What we have here is a household ripe with seduction, lust, betrayal and repression, all kept below the surface by increasingly strained good manners.‐ Chicago Sun-Times
Read More | Posted Nov 8, 2012
2.5/4 77% The Bay (2012) Although there are some scary moments here, and a lot of gruesome ones, this isn't a horror film so much as a faux eco-documentary.‐ Chicago Sun-Times
Read More | Posted Nov 8, 2012
3.5/4 60% Francine (2012) Melissa Leo plays her without inflection, giving us no instructions about what our opinion should be. It is a brave performance, an act of empathy with a sad woman. ‐ Chicago Sun-Times
Read More | Posted Nov 8, 2012
3.5/4 89% A Royal Affair (2012) As the power behind the throne once removed, Mikkelsen is well-cast as a strong leading man who is also convincing as an intellectual and reformer.‐ Chicago Sun-Times
Read More | Posted Nov 8, 2012
3.5/4 91% Holy Motors (2012) Here is a film that is exasperating, frustrating, anarchic and in a constant state of renewal. It's not tame. ‐ Chicago Sun-Times
Read More | Posted Nov 8, 2012
4/4 90% Lincoln (2012) The hallmark of the man, performed so powerfully by Daniel Day-Lewis in "Lincoln," is calm self-confidence, patience and a willingness to play politics in a realistic way. ‐ Chicago Sun-Times
Read More | Posted Nov 8, 2012
4/4 93% Skyfall (2012) This is a full-blooded, joyous, intelligent celebration of a beloved cultural icon, with Daniel Craig taking full possession of a role he previously played unconvincingly.‐ Chicago Sun-Times
Read More | Posted Nov 8, 2012
3.5/4 94% Io sono Li (Shun Li and the Poet) (2013) There is not much happiness in the lives of these two people, but they have each other.‐ Chicago Sun-Times
Read More | Posted Nov 1, 2012