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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
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 87% 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 61% 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
49% 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
95% 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
50% 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
75% 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
64% 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
100% Leave No Trace (2018) With Leave No Trace, filmmaker Debra Granik revisits themes of female power years after the flawless Winter's Bone.‐ Pajiba
Read More | Posted Jul 6, 2018
99% Won't You Be My Neighbor? (2018) Won't You Be My Neighbor? is a healing reminder that kindness and goodness still exist in our nightmarish world.‐ Pajiba
Read More | Posted Jul 6, 2018
2/5 51% Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom (2018) Despite some good jump scares, Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom is irritatingly derivative of every preceding film in this franchise. ‐ Chesapeake Family Magazine
Read More | Posted Jun 22, 2018
94% Incredibles 2 (2018) Incredibles 2 hits all the right notes, with feminist themes, crazy visuals, and yeah, a little bit of exceptionalism.‐ Pajiba
Read More | Posted Jun 16, 2018
4.5/5 94% Incredibles 2 (2018) Incredibles 2 delivers timely messages about marriage equality, female empowerment, and technological oversaturation along with engrossing, colorful visuals.‐ Chesapeake Family Magazine
Read More | Posted Jun 16, 2018
3/5 88% Zoo (2018) Zoo isn't particularly engaging visually, but for young animal lovers, the film's heart-warming story about children saving a baby elephant will be a joy. ‐ Chesapeake Family Magazine
Read More | Posted Jun 16, 2018
2.5/5 69% On Chesil Beach (2018) For viewers, the remainder of On Chesil Beach becomes consumed with trying to figure out who hurt Florence - which is actually a pretty crappy way to watch a movie!‐ Pajiba
Read More | Posted Jun 13, 2018
4.5/5 67% Ocean's 8 (2018) Ocean's 8 is packed with style and charisma, and its focus on female friendships and relationships is a welcome respite from the typical summer blockbuster.‐ Chesapeake Family Magazine
Read More | Posted Jun 13, 2018
17% Show Dogs (2018) It all comes back to the fact that Show Dogs is a movie for children that seems interested in pushing a plot that normalizes unwanted sexual touching.‐ Pajiba
Read More | Posted May 25, 2018
3/5 71% Solo: A Star Wars Story (2018) Solo can't decide how many elements of the primary Star Wars narrative it wants to include, which translates into an uneasy mix of fan service and original thought.‐ Chesapeake Family Magazine
Read More | Posted May 25, 2018
4/5 82% Early Man (2018) Early Man is mostly the same for Aardman Animations: a little eccentric, a little erratic, equally hilarious and gross visually, and consistently amusing.‐ Punch Drunk Critics
Read More | Posted May 21, 2018
1/5 17% Midnight Sun (2018) The ending of Midnight Sun is more of an eyeroller than a tearjerker. This film will have a very particular audience, and you'll know if you're a member of it. If not, stay away.‐ Punch Drunk Critics
Read More | Posted May 21, 2018
3.5/5 100% Mercury 13 (2018) Mercury 13 shares how 13 women were denied an opportunity that could have changed American society for decades afterward, and their story needs to be known.‐ Punch Drunk Critics
Read More | Posted May 21, 2018
0.5/5 17% Show Dogs (2018) Watching Show Dogs is simultaneously uncomfortable and embarrassing. Why was this movie made ... for children? ‐ Chesapeake Family Magazine
Read More | Posted May 21, 2018
96% Mudbound (2017) New American classic Mudbound is a reminder of the brutality of American history, of the weight of generations of institutionalized bondage and familial racism, and of the possibility of love as survival.‐ Pajiba
Read More | Posted May 21, 2018
73% Hostiles (2018) Christian Bale gives a typically half-measured, half-intense performance of a character who is mostly pretty awful but whom Hostiles wants to redeem for no clear reason whatsoever.‐ Pajiba
Read More | Posted May 21, 2018
22% Woodshock (2017) Woodshock doesn't have a clear-cut narrative or a truly developed plot. But Kirsten Dunst's performance of sadness is often eerily reflective and unshakably gorgeous.‐ Pajiba
Read More | Posted May 21, 2018
32% I Feel Pretty (2018) I Feel Pretty is presenting itself as the kind of film that reveals how ugly we are for laughing at body-related stereotypes, but then why make those your jokes? ‐ Pajiba
Read More | Posted May 21, 2018
87% Tully (2018) If who you were is who you still are is an existential question Tully raises with Charlize Theron as its center and forces you to wonder for yourself, too, whether you're a mother or not.‐ Pajiba
Read More | Posted May 21, 2018
35% Fahrenheit 451 (2018) Filmmaker Ramin Bahrani's Fahrenheit 451 is a construction of paranoia and fear, curiosity and hope, and in some scenes its themes are almost overwhelmingly sincere. ‐ Pajiba
Read More | Posted May 21, 2018
40% Gringo (2018) A movie created by someone who has ever actually been to Mexico and thought to pay attention to more than kidnapping scares and cartel nightmares.‐ Pajiba
Read More | Posted May 18, 2018
68% The Seagull (2018) Everyone is unhappy, almost exhaustingly so, but the casting here is exquisite, and the performances are equal to the themes of class warfare, artistic defiance, and familial disappointment in Chekhov's play.‐ Pajiba
Read More | Posted May 18, 2018
2.5/5 38% Life of the Party (2018) Melissa McCarthy stars in Life of the Party, which uneasily tries to mix messages about female empowerment and body positivity with cliched jokes about aging. ‐ Chesapeake Family Magazine
Read More | Posted May 14, 2018
99% Lady Bird (2017) It is a female coming-of-age story that is both nostalgic and unflinching, and it will ensnare you deeply in its grasp.‐ Pajiba
Read More | Posted May 10, 2018
21% Tyler Perry's Acrimony (2018) Acrimony is presented with a typical filmmaking choice or an absurd one, it goes with the latter. ‐ Pajiba
Read More | Posted May 7, 2018
26% Bright (2017) Bright uses barely developed magical elements to tell a barely developed story about racism and prejudice in America. On both fronts, it fails. ‐ Pajiba
Read More | Posted May 7, 2018
81% The Party (2018) This would have worked better as a play, probably, because the setting is so sparse, the performances so compact, and the dialogue so forceful.‐ Pajiba
Read More | Posted May 7, 2018
76% Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle (2017) Expanding the world of a concept is great! But the story that Welcome to the Jungle is expanded for is yet another teen-self-actualization movie, the kind of thing we already received this year.‐ Pajiba
Read More | Posted May 7, 2018
35% Nostalgia (2018) Chop 10 minutes off each segment and Nostalgia would have been a better film. As it is, it's a conversation starter for families and a reminder of the talents of its cast, but its lingering message isn't that distinctive.‐ Pajiba
Read More | Posted May 7, 2018
55% Duck Butter (2018) What a feat for Shawkat in particular -- her myriad creative strengths are exemplified here, and I'm so excited for whatever she does next.‐ Pajiba
Read More | Posted May 4, 2018
3.5/5 83% Avengers: Infinity War (2018) Avengers: Infinity War is almost unwieldy, but as always, the strength of this deep cast and their ability to balance serious stakes and snarky humor gets it right.‐ Chesapeake Family Magazine
Read More | Posted Apr 27, 2018
2/5 52% Rampage (2018) Rampage is a movie in which none of the pieces fit together well-the characters, monsters, action set pieces, and emotional tone all seem like they belong in separate films. It's neither thrilling nor fun.‐ Chesapeake Family Magazine
Read More | Posted Apr 13, 2018
4/5 95% A Quiet Place (2018) The key to the tightly paced, compellingly acted horror film A Quiet Place is the unceasing tension, a kind of persistent creepiness that burrows under your skin.‐ Chesapeake Family Magazine
Read More | Posted Apr 6, 2018
2.5/5 73% Ready Player One (2018) It may be impossible to separate Ready Player One from its references, and without the Easter eggs, inside jokes, and endless homages, Ready Player One doesn't offer much that is unique to itself.‐ Chesapeake Family Magazine
Read More | Posted Mar 30, 2018
4/5 91% Love, Simon (2018) Love, Simon is an earnest coming-of-age story, gentle and generous, with a captivating performance from Nick Robinson as the titular Simon.‐ Chesapeake Family Magazine
Read More | Posted Mar 23, 2018
2.5/5 43% Pacific Rim Uprising (2018) Pacific Rim Uprising is a dumbed-down version of its predecessor, an imitation of the first film that doesn't live up to its creative imagination. ‐ Chesapeake Family Magazine
Read More | Posted Mar 23, 2018
3.5/5 49% Tomb Raider (2018) Alicia Vikander's Tomb Raider is as campy and as fun as the preceding films with Angelina Jolie, although this reboot drags on a bit too long and relies on a silly plot twist.‐ Chesapeake Family Magazine
Read More | Posted Mar 16, 2018
4/5 40% A Wrinkle in Time (2018) A Wrinkle in Time is a riot of color, a celebration of individual flaws, and an encouragement of self-confidence, tapping directly into the 'love conquers all' message of the novel.‐ Chesapeake Family Magazine
Read More | Posted Mar 9, 2018
5/5 97% Black Panther (2018) Black Panther is a revelation, the first film from the Marvel Cinematic Universe that truly feels like an of-the-moment masterwork that also happens to be a comic book movie.‐ Chesapeake Family Magazine
Read More | Posted Feb 16, 2018
4/5 82% Early Man (2018) Aardman Animations gives viewers what we didn't know we needed: a football origin story. Early Man is eccentrically funny and mostly warm-hearted.‐ Chesapeake Family Magazine
Read More | Posted Feb 15, 2018
3.5 55% Bilal: A New Breed of Hero (2018) Bilal: A New Breed of Hero is the rare animated film that is rated PG-13, but its messages about equality and oppression are timely and will spark conversations.‐ Chesapeake Family Magazine
Read More | Posted Feb 2, 2018
2.5/5 41% Maze Runner: The Death Cure (2018) The Maze Runner trilogy concludes with The Death Cure, which goes through many of the same motions as the first film and preceding sequel The Scorch Trials.‐ Chesapeake Family Magazine
Read More | Posted Jan 26, 2018