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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
2/5 31% 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
4/5 100% 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 67% 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
48% 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
100% 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
11% 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
31% 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
52% 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
85% 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
24% 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 98% 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 94% 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 90% 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 46% 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
80% 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
73% 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
93% 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
87% 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
33% 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 59% 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
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
2/5 49% 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 68% 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 68% 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 70% 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 81% 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 22% 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