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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
90% A Star Is Born (2018) A Star is Born foregrounds all of the ways Jackson and Ally are enamored with each other, the intimacy that enhanced their bond and the affection that inspired their songs.‐ Pajiba
Read More | Posted Oct 26, 2018
88% First Man (2018) First Man is precise, patriotic, immersive, gorgeous, and flawed. Can people stop complaining about the flag now?‐ Pajiba
Read More | Posted Oct 26, 2018
88% MATANGI/MAYA/M.I.A. (2018) Documentary MATANGI / MAYA / M.I.A. makes a case for our own self-reflection: What do we owe the 'Paper Planes' pop star?‐ Pajiba
Read More | Posted Oct 26, 2018
90% The Old Man & the Gun (2018) Robert Redford is an American legend, full stop, and he uses all of his tricks in The Old Man & the Gun to win you over and to sweep you up and to break your heart.‐ Pajiba
Read More | Posted Oct 26, 2018
76% Mid90s (2018) Mid90s uses a super-uncomfortable sex scene to make its young protagonist cool, because of course it does.‐ Pajiba
Read More | Posted Oct 26, 2018
62% Suspiria (2018) Suspiria is bleak, grotesque, overly complicated, and unforgettable, a depiction of women's anger turned to rot.‐ Pajiba
Read More | Posted Oct 26, 2018
3/5 48% Goosebumps 2: Haunted Halloween (2018) Goosebumps 2: Haunted Halloween will amuse young kids, but overall it isn't as lively or exciting as its predecessor, and less screentime for Jack Black is a bummer.‐ Chesapeake Family Magazine
Read More | Posted Oct 26, 2018
4/5 96% The Hate U Give (2018) The honesty of The Hate U Give makes for a gripping viewing experience that reminds you that we have to be involved, engaged, and aware of the world around us.‐ Chesapeake Family Magazine
Read More | Posted Oct 26, 2018
3/5 29% Venom (2018) Venom is intentionally gross and unintentionally funny, a film that careens all over the place but is sometimes enjoyable in its bizarreness.‐ Chesapeake Family Magazine
Read More | Posted Oct 5, 2018
3/5 76% Smallfoot (2018) Smallfoot is brightly animated, with a gently encouraging message about curiosity, but the film's fun voice cast can't redeem its totally unnecessary songs.‐ Chesapeake Family Magazine
Read More | Posted Oct 5, 2018
86% Colette (2018) Keira Knightley's Colette is yet another period piece for the actress, but yeah, a woman battling a controlling husband for her art feels timely as hell. ‐ Pajiba
Read More | Posted Oct 5, 2018
70% The Children Act (2018) Emma Thompson is quietly devastating in The Children Act, an Ian McEwan film that is only kind of emotionally manipulative.‐ Pajiba
Read More | Posted Oct 5, 2018
13% Life Itself (2018) The attempt by Life Itself to pretend it's anything other than another piece of "Nice men have feelings too, love us for being so nice!" propaganda is just exhausting.‐ Pajiba
Read More | Posted Oct 5, 2018
4/5 99% Selma (2015) Selma is an always-gripping, often-bruising film, with fantastic performances and a solidly written script that contextualizes King's work in an effectively impactful way.‐ Chesapeake Family Magazine
Read More | Posted Oct 4, 2018
2/5 30% Kin (2018) The sci-fi film Kin has a potentially interesting central relationship between two brothers, but how it positions a gun as something that gives a boy confidence is less than ideal.‐ Chesapeake Family Magazine
Read More | Posted Sep 21, 2018
3.5/5 93% Searching (2018) Searching follows Eighth Grade as another thought-provoking film about the intersection between teens' lives and their presence-and reliance-on social media.‐ Chesapeake Family Magazine
Read More | Posted Sep 21, 2018
4/5 98% Science Fair (2018) These kids have emotional layers and varied interests, and Science Fair does an excellent job demonstrating all aspects of who they are, not just their interest in STEM.‐ Chesapeake Family Magazine
Read More | Posted Sep 21, 2018
4/5 66% The House with a Clock in Its Walls (2018) Underneath the wacky Halloween-ready styling of The House with a Clock in Its Walls is an insightful message about how loving others is to accept the pain that may come with that feeling.‐ Chesapeake Family Magazine
Read More | Posted Sep 21, 2018
46% Where Hands Touch (2018) Where Hands Touch is unfortunately as problematic as we assumed; the questions it raises about national vs. cultural identity didn't need a Nazi romance to be resonant. ‐ Pajiba
Read More | Posted Sep 21, 2018
98% Science Fair (2018) These kids deserve better. For the future of our planet and our society, we all do.‐ Pajiba
Read More | Posted Sep 18, 2018
10% Peppermint (2018) Peppermint is like getting sushi from a hospital cafeteria. You know it's going to be bad, but you don't know how bad -- until you realize, oh, everything is really quite awful!‐ Pajiba
Read More | Posted Sep 6, 2018
30% Kin (2018) Even for the realm of YA sci-fi, the boy-befriends-a-gun storyline of Kin is pretty messed up. ‐ Pajiba
Read More | Posted Aug 31, 2018
89% Skate Kitchen (2018) Skate Kitchen feels like those final summer nights before school started again, aimless and sticky and wide-open and perfect because your friends were there. It's evocative and entrancing.‐ Pajiba
Read More | Posted Aug 29, 2018
53% Papillon (2018) This adaptation of Papillon is fine. The performances are fine, the direction is fine. But was a remake really necessary if there isn't anything spectacular about it?‐ Pajiba
Read More | Posted Aug 24, 2018
87% The Namesake (2006) The Namesake captures the interior struggle between centuries of history and the appeal of living only in the now, and it's grippingly beautiful and overwhelmingly moving.‐ Pajiba
Read More | Posted Aug 22, 2018
84% The Wife (2018) Glenn Close is female resentment personified in The Wife, a drama about individual ambition, the compromises of marriage, and the bitterness of time. ‐ Pajiba
Read More | Posted Aug 22, 2018
23% Mile 22 (2018) So much of Peter Berg and Mark Wahlberg's Mile 22 is masculine posturing and testosterone-fueled idiocy.‐ Pajiba
Read More | Posted Aug 17, 2018
4.5/5 99% Eighth Grade (2018) Eighth Grade is personal, uncomfortable, and lovely, a slice-of-life look into current adolescence, our reliance on social media, and growing into oneself.‐ Chesapeake Family Magazine
Read More | Posted Aug 17, 2018
3.5/5 92% A Prayer Before Dawn (2018) A Prayer Before Dawn deals with so much ugliness that it's almost impossible to watch at times, but Joe Cole's performance is worth seeing.‐ Punch Drunk Critics
Read More | Posted Aug 17, 2018
2.5/5 20% Pretty Bad Actress (2018) It's not that the satirical Pretty Bad Actress doesn't make valid points about the cycle of celebrity, but that it doesn't add much uniqueness to this conversation.‐ Punch Drunk Critics
Read More | Posted Aug 17, 2018
2.5/5 46% Skyscraper (2018) Skyscraper is more interested in maintaining Dwayne Johnson's good-guy image than in being a truly bonkers action movie, leading to an imbalanced blockbuster.‐ Chesapeake Family Magazine
Read More | Posted Aug 17, 2018
4/5 91% Teen Titans Go! To the Movies (2018) Teen Titans Go! To the Movies is simultaneously a send-up of superhero movies and an homage to them, a spinoff whose music is infectious and jokes are consistently funny.‐ Chesapeake Family Magazine
Read More | Posted Aug 17, 2018
2/5 17% The Darkest Minds (2018) The Darkest Minds puts an X-Men spin on the typical 'teens in dystopia' YA formula, but the result is more derivative than creative. ‐ Chesapeake Family Magazine
Read More | Posted Aug 17, 2018
4.5/5 97% Mission: Impossible - Fallout (2018) Mission: Impossible - Fallout is packed with amazing action sequences and an effectively twisty-turny plot, taking the franchise to new heights.‐ Chesapeake Family Magazine
Read More | Posted Aug 17, 2018
4/5 45% The Meg (2018) The Meg is one of the summer's most fun, most mindless blockbusters, a shark vs. human movie that doesn't stand up to close scrutiny but is enjoyably dumb.‐ Chesapeake Family Magazine
Read More | Posted Aug 17, 2018
3/5 88% Hope Springs Eternal (2018) Hope Springs Eternal features the instantly likeable Mia Rose Frampton. The humor is a little broad, but the movie's messages will still resonate for a young audience.‐ Chesapeake Family Magazine
Read More | Posted Aug 17, 2018
81% Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again (2018) Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again never pretends to be anything but what it is, which is goofy, campy, and irresistible.‐ Pajiba
Read More | Posted Aug 17, 2018
76% Never Goin' Back (2018) Female stoner comedy Never Goin' Back is raunchy and ridiculous, a portrait of girls behaving badly and not giving a f*ck.‐ Pajiba
Read More | Posted Aug 17, 2018
92% Crazy Rich Asians (2018) Crazy Rich Asians is glorious, funny, and sexy, successfully fusing cultural specificity and crowd-pleasing romance.‐ Pajiba
Read More | Posted Aug 17, 2018
86% The Miseducation of Cameron Post (2018) The Miseducation of Cameron Post is a love letter to the kids who needed it the most.‐ Pajiba
Read More | Posted Aug 10, 2018
100% Night Comes On (2018) Night Comes On focuses on the challenge of trying to make sense of a situation that makes no sense at all, and its suggestion of revenge is one method, and its suggestion of love is another.‐ Pajiba
Read More | Posted Aug 7, 2018
40% Extinction (2018) It's a narrative that is familiar in most of sci-fi, but how thoroughly this film follows that preceding movie's beats is disappointingly uncreative.‐ Pajiba
Read More | Posted Aug 2, 2018
5/5 99% Won't You Be My Neighbor? (2018) The kindness and compassion the documentary displays for its subject, and which Fred Rogers in turn extended to generations of children, help make Won't You Be My Neighbor? one of the best of the year.‐ Chesapeake Family Magazine
Read More | Posted Jul 16, 2018
4/5 88% Ant-Man and the Wasp (2018) Ant-Man and the Wasp is a respite, a fast-moving, cleverly written follow-up that offers up consistent laughs, refreshingly low stakes, and plenty of sight gags.‐ Chesapeake Family Magazine
Read More | Posted Jul 16, 2018
2/5 58% Hotel Transylvania 3: Summer Vacation (2018) Too similar to the latter Despicable Me films in its plotting and lean on laughs, Hotel Transylvania 3: Summer Vacation doesn't offer much for either parents or kids.‐ Chesapeake Family Magazine
Read More | Posted Jul 16, 2018
46% Skyscraper (2018) Dwayne Johnson is in Peak Dad mode in Skyscraper, a movie that is sometimes thrilling, mostly boring, and possibly underwritten by the duct-tape lobby.‐ Pajiba
Read More | Posted Jul 16, 2018
93% Sorry to Bother You (2018) With Sorry to Bother You, filmmaker and musician Boots Riley explores the inherently American natures of both capitalism and dissent.‐ Pajiba
Read More | Posted Jul 10, 2018
53% Woman Walks Ahead (2018) Susanna White and Jessica Chastain's Woman Walks Ahead is well-meaning but bland, another white savior among natives story.‐ Pajiba
Read More | Posted Jul 6, 2018
71% Damsel (2018) The Zellner Brothers, Mia Wasikowska, and Robert Pattinson team up for the delightfully weird, beautifully shot, and feminist as hell Damsel.‐ Pajiba
Read More | Posted Jul 6, 2018
63% Sicario: Day of the Soldado (2018) Sicario: Day of the Soldado is two hours of nothing, unless superficial cynicism is something.‐ Pajiba
Read More | Posted Jul 6, 2018