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T-Meter Title | Year
3/5 40% Being Frank (2019) Being Frank loses steam as the wait for the big reveal feels overlong, and it fails to be a laugh out loud funny comedy, but it somehow manages to take a serious situation and make it fun, thanks to the charm of its cast. - Flick Feast EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 14, 2019
4/5 90% Wild Nights with Emily (2019) Olnek pens a story that is refreshing for the genre. It's not melancholy or narratively conflict-heavy as most queer stories are -- it's a comedy. - Daze Magazine EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 8, 2019
3.5/5 84% Her Smell (2019) [Becky Something is] her own being and Moss truly lives in her skin. And it doesn't matter that she isn't the best singer; there's a heartbroken sound to her music. A vulnerability that is hidden underneath selfishness and egotism. - Daze Magazine EDIT
Read More | Posted May 17, 2019
81% Long Shot (2019) Rogen's awkward and comedic charm is ever present and with Theron's first turn at comedy, she delivers a hilarious performance worthy of a mic drop, proving she can do it all. - The Simple Cinephile EDIT
Read More | Posted May 6, 2019
4/5 93% Diane (2019) The film is an empathetic look at a character who is trying to stay strong for everyone around her, but as the film progresses, we see a Diane with tired eyes and a demeanour drained of that matriarchal strength. - Daze Magazine EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 27, 2019
4/5 76% In the Fade (Aus dem Nichts) (2017) This powerful, troubling, and topically relevant narrative is a triumph, with Kruger giving a powerhouse performance that tops most -- if not all -- performances seen on the [2018] award circuit. - Much Ado About Cinema EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 12, 2019
4/5 86% Tully (2018) Tully smashes Hollywood's glamorous image of motherhood. - Much Ado About Cinema EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 12, 2019
3/5 83% Alex Strangelove (2018) A touching film that hits familiar John Hughes-esque territory, but delivers a raunchy, comedic and heartwarming story of self-discovery. - Much Ado About Cinema EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 12, 2019
3.5/5 91% Set It Up (2018) Set It Up's visual representation of assistant horror stories and New York City romance is a fun start to the summer for couples who want to take their date nights in. - Much Ado About Cinema EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 12, 2019
3.5/5 49% The Spy Who Dumped Me (2018) Fogel's idea for The Spy Who Dumped Me is incredibly smart, but where she shines in directing, she lacks in writing. But as summer popcorn movies go, it's as entertaining as any. - Much Ado About Cinema EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 12, 2019
4.5/5 99% Eighth Grade (2018) Bo Burnham's Eighth Grade is an honest and authentic portrayal of the teen experience. - Vague Visages EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 12, 2019
3.5/5 85% A Simple Favor (2018) [A Simple Favor] is twisted and raunchy, as all high budget Lifetime movies should be. - Much Ado About Cinema EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 12, 2019
2.5/5 26% The Nun (2018) [The Nun] had the potential to be something more, but the film lacked the authentic storytelling that makes The Conjuring series so good. - Much Ado About Cinema EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 12, 2019
2/5 48% Bel Canto (2018) Bel Canto tries to seem ambitious in its narrative, but turns into a tonal mishmash whose success, ultimately, lies with the viewer. - Much Ado About Cinema EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 12, 2019
3.5/5 45% Clara (2019) Just like other works of the genre, like Christopher Nolan's Interstellar, [Clara] provides storytelling that pays so much time to the science, while also providing a very human narrative. - Much Ado About Cinema EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 12, 2019
4.5/5 87% Colette (2018) It's a poignant, unabashedly feminist period piece that is playful and honest in its storytelling of a young girl's coming of age, her exploration of her own womanhood, and her fight against the patriarchy. - Much Ado About Cinema EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 12, 2019
3/5 64% The New Romantic (2018) Carly Stone's feature directorial debut The New Romantic pays homage to classic love stories by exploring its protagonist's passion for idealized Hollywood romance. - Fishnet Cinema EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 12, 2019
3.5/5 82% The Other Side of the Wind (2018) Whether or not the film is beautifully atrocious or just atrocious is going to be divisive, but ultimately, The Other Side of the Wind portrays a director contemplating his legacy, and in Welles's case, it cements it. - Much Ado About Cinema EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 12, 2019
3/5 63% Bird Box (2018) Netflix's latest original film Bird Box, directed by Susanne Bier, falls short of being the next A Quiet Place with its drawn-out narrative and a timeline that causes the film to lose its impact. - Hidden Remote EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 12, 2019
3.5/5 39% Close (2019) Netflix's Close is an action film that succeeds in crafting authentic female characters. - Vague Visages EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 12, 2019
3.5/5 69% Happy Death Day 2U (2019) Happy Death Day Groundhog Day's itself in a sequel that's just as nuts as the first, but adds a new sci-fi twist. - Hidden Remote EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 12, 2019
4/5 92% Fighting with My Family (2019) Florence Pugh embodies her character flawlessly, to the point where you forget that she's not actually Paige and when she finally hoists up the belt she always dreamed of winning, she'll have you cheering in your seat. - Movie Marker EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 12, 2019
4.5/5 97% Thunder Road (2018) Thunder Road is a film that somehow manages to make you laugh, despite the central character's world falling apart. - Reel Honey EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 12, 2019
4.5/5 99% Shoplifters (Manbiki kazoku) (2018) In Shoplifters, Hirokazu Kore-eda produces an emotional film that transports the audience into the confines of a claustrophobic, cluttered atmosphere; brimming with warmth as he introduces a family of loveable criminals - Reel Honey EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 12, 2019
2.5/5 15% Robin Hood (2018) The film's narrator instructs viewers to 'forget what you know' of the man under the hood because what they are about to see is far from a Disney-esque bedtime story ... [but], ultimately, it breaks its promise of something new. - The Reel Roundup EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 12, 2019
3.5/5 79% Mary Poppins Returns (2018) In the quest to capture the essence of its predecessor, the visionaries behind Mary Poppins' return to Cherry Tree Lane stray on the familiar in a sequel that squanders the potential for more originality. - The Reel Roundup EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 12, 2019
3.5/5 76% Blue My Mind (2017) While Blue My Mind does present elements that are prevalent in coming-of-age narratives, [Lisa Brühlmann] manages to blend them into something that's as fresh as the film's blue-hued cinematography. - The Reel Roundup EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 12, 2019
2/5 80% Ladyworld (2019) Ladyworld is polarizing, for sure, but you end up feeling like you're watching an acting workshop with a narrative that ultimately feels directionless. - The Reel Roundup EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 12, 2019
3.5/5 91% Mirai (2018) Hosada is able to create an overall nostalgic experience, especially for those who have siblings. - Daze Magazine EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 12, 2019
4/5 93% Carmen & Lola (Carmen y Lola) (2018) Carmen & Lola is a heartbreaking Spanish drama with a beautiful love story at its center. - The Reel Roundup EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 12, 2019
3.5/5 57% The Highwaymen (2019) John Lee Hancock's latest film is all about the politics surrounding the capture of two of America's most notorious criminals, [but] it feels like a story that didn't need to be told as it rehashes the same old tale of how Bonnie and Clyde lived and died. - Daze Magazine EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 12, 2019
4/5 79% Never Look Away (2019) Never Look Away is wrapped up in touching performances, beautiful cinematography, and an incredibly faithful timepiece that reminds us to never look away because 'everything that's true is beautiful.' - Daze Magazine EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 12, 2019
4.5/5 78% Captain Marvel (2019) Captain Marvel's reflection of the female experience, along with the themes of empowerment and the general nostalgia trip, help make the result more than just your ordinary superhero movie. - The Reel Roundup EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 12, 2019
3.5/5 98% Ash Is Purest White (2019) The first half of the film perfectly sets up a compelling gangster drama, but for the rest of the runtime, that genre completely disappears, and as a result, it struggles to figure out what kind of film it wants to be. - Daze Magazine EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 12, 2019
3.5/5 94% Starfish (2019) Films like Bird Box and A Quiet Place were all the hype last year, but Starfish is an incredibly unique addition to the long list of apocalyptic narratives. - Flick Feast EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 12, 2019
4.5/5 64% Unicorn Store (2019) What Unicorn Store teaches us is to vacuum up our insecurities and be our truest selves. And while we may not fit into the box society puts us in as a result, it's okay to see life through sparkly, bubblegum-pink glasses. - Reel Honey EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 12, 2019