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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
1.5/4 71% Puppet Master: The Littlest Reich (2018) Sadly more boring than offensive despite its superficially controversial high-concept premise.‐ RogerEbert.com
Read More | Posted Aug 17, 2018
1.5/4 73% BuyBust (2018) So often bogged down by pseudo-naturalistic long takes and generic cop/robber power dynamics that it makes one wonder what the point of watching such a film is.‐ RogerEbert.com
Read More | Posted Aug 10, 2018
100% The Island (2018) There are no good or bad people in The Island, just a group of hapless schmucks who become more sympathetic as they get more desperate.‐ Village Voice
Read More | Posted Aug 8, 2018
64% Dolemite (1975) Moore's swagger...He's not much of an actor, but he is charming as heck, and comfortable in his character's oily skin.‐ RogerEbert.com
Read More | Posted Aug 1, 2018
91% Teen Titans Go! To the Movies (2018) Most of the gags in this pandering spoof are about their own schematic nature - they're jokes about how you're smarter than the jokes.‐ Village Voice
Read More | Posted Jul 28, 2018
13% 14 Cameras (2018) Unfortunately, Archambault's churlishly over-the-top performance makes it impossible to take 14 Cameras seriously, no matter how you interpret Gerald's actions.‐ Village Voice
Read More | Posted Jul 25, 2018
63% Detective Dee: The Four Heavenly Kings (Di Renjie zhi Sidatianwang) (2018) You will never have to wait long before ninjas strike, a gigantic eyeball demon attacks, or a monster's blood rains from the sky and transforms into flower petals in midair.‐ Village Voice
Read More | Posted Jul 24, 2018
1/4 58% Unfriended: Dark Web (2018) Each new plot development is so slapdash and uninspired that it's impossible to suspend one's disbelief.‐ RogerEbert.com
Read More | Posted Jul 20, 2018
38% Gauguin: Voyage to Tahiti (2018) Cassel's Gauguin [is] both menacing and pitiable enough to make Gauguin: Voyage to Tahiti riveting on a moment-to-moment basis.‐ Village Voice
Read More | Posted Jul 11, 2018
75% The Night Eats the World (La nuit a dévoré le monde) (2018) If you don't get too hung up on the film's many contrivances - particularly its uninspired finale and any scene where Lie speaks - you might find The Night Eats the World to be sufficiently moody.‐ Village Voice
Read More | Posted Jul 11, 2018
1.5/4 25% Bleeding Steel (2018) The plot-light nature of Bleeding Steel wouldn't be so vexing if the film's tone and story didn't seemingly shift at random.‐ RogerEbert.com
Read More | Posted Jul 6, 2018
92% A Skin So Soft (Ta peau si lisse) (2018) Unfortunately, viewers unacquainted with weight lifting probably won't learn much about Côté's musclemen or their sport just by watching them fuss over their appearances ...‐ Village Voice
Read More | Posted Jul 3, 2018
3/4 88% Ant-Man and the Wasp (2018) Ant-Man and the Wasp may not be the best anything, but, like its perpetually challenged hero, it is plenty good enough.‐ RogerEbert.com
Read More | Posted Jul 2, 2018
1.5/4 0% Black Water (2018) A mediocre submarine thriller that only really comes to life when co-star Dolph Lundgren gets to one-up the Muscles from Brussels.‐ RogerEbert.com
Read More | Posted Jun 29, 2018
2/4 67% Ideal Home (2018) Ideal Home may not be a total dud, but it is a huge waste of both Rudd and Coogan's talent.‐ RogerEbert.com
Read More | Posted Jun 29, 2018
36% Incident In a Ghost Land (Ghostland) (2018) An effectively punishing critique of the relentless misogyny that has become a staple of every stupid Texas Chain Saw Massacre knockoff that pits sexually active women against emotionally disturbed serial killers.‐ Village Voice
Read More | Posted Jun 22, 2018
73% Damsel (2018) Pattinson and Wasikowska deserve better material than the Zellners' head-scratchingly lazy jokes.‐ Village Voice
Read More | Posted Jun 20, 2018
25% Spiral (2018) Fairrie's unfocused examination of anti-Semitism illuminates little.‐ Village Voice
Read More | Posted Jun 20, 2018
0/4 7% China Salesman (2018) Hammy and painfully incompetent: yup, this is a film co-starring Steven Seagal.‐ RogerEbert.com
Read More | Posted Jun 15, 2018
60% Straight Into a Storm (2018) Straight Into a Storm comes alive whenever McCauley and his bandmates reminisce about their old habit of getting wasted and playing guitar while rewatching La Bamba.‐ Village Voice
Read More | Posted Jun 13, 2018
2/4 73% Believer (2018) Believer doesn't add up to much because Lee and Chung essentially tried to improve something that was already perfectly unsettling.‐ RogerEbert.com
Read More | Posted Jun 8, 2018
3/4 85% Upgrade (2018) Upgrade, an irresistibly gory science-fiction melodrama, is B-movie schlock done right.‐ RogerEbert.com
Read More | Posted Jun 1, 2018
74% Breath (2018) Loses its potency whenever it's not focused on the sounds and textures that define Pikelet and Loonie's world outside of surfing...‐ Village Voice
Read More | Posted May 30, 2018
98% A Fistful of Dollars (Per un Pugno di Dollari) (1964) Every genre-loving moviegoer should see at least once projected on a theater screen.‐ Village Voice
Read More | Posted May 23, 2018
2/4 76% Lu Over the Wall (Yoake tsugeru Rû no uta) (2018) I can't lie: I was bored throughout the 112 minutes I spent watching Lu Over the Wall.‐ RogerEbert.com
Read More | Posted May 11, 2018
2/4 78% The Day After (Geu-hu) (2018) [An] uninspired pity party comedy.‐ RogerEbert.com
Read More | Posted May 11, 2018
59% Always at the Carlyle (2018) A tone-deaf celebration of Manhattan's ritzy Carlyle Hotel.‐ Village Voice
Read More | Posted May 8, 2018
2.5/4 71% 102 Not Out (2018) This chintzy portion of screenwriter Saumya Joshi's consistently sentimental narrative is mostly bearable thanks to Kapoor's comic timing and Bachchan's seemingly boundless energy.‐ RogerEbert.com
Read More | Posted May 5, 2018
3/4 64% Manhunt (2017) Manhunt generally holds together rather well and is bound to keep Woo's most faithful fans happy.‐ RogerEbert.com
Read More | Posted May 4, 2018
3/4 53% Bad Samaritan (2018) While Bad Samaritan isn't exactly a good film, it is weirdly charming, thanks to its creators' exuberant commitment to unabashedly tacky ideas.‐ RogerEbert.com
Read More | Posted May 4, 2018
93% The Guardians (Les Gardiennes) (2018) Unassumingly powerful details make The Guardians one of the year's most affecting love stories.‐ Village Voice
Read More | Posted May 2, 2018
2/4 63% Beyond the Clouds (2018) A conflicted tribute to a cruel and bewitching slum.‐ RogerEbert.com
Read More | Posted Apr 20, 2018
2/4 31% Super Troopers 2 (2018) This sequel isn't just more of the same from Broken Lizard-it's a lot more, and for no good reason.‐ RogerEbert.com
Read More | Posted Apr 20, 2018
3.5/4 73% Jeannette: The Childhood of Joan of Arc (Jeannette l'enfance de Jeanne d'Arc) (2018) A challenging arthouse drama that has a slippery sense of humor and a whole lot of chutzpah.‐ RogerEbert.com
Read More | Posted Apr 13, 2018
2/4 14% Blumhouse's Truth or Dare (2018) The Showgirls of post-Scream slasher movies: it's not campy nor emotionally involving enough to be more than the sum of its ungainly parts.‐ RogerEbert.com
Read More | Posted Apr 13, 2018
21% Submergence (2018) You'll have nobody to blame but yourself - or the filmmakers - if you keep watching after the sixty-minute mark.‐ Village Voice
Read More | Posted Apr 11, 2018
1/4 29% The Humanity Bureau (2018) Oh, The Humanity Bureau!‐ RogerEbert.com
Read More | Posted Apr 6, 2018
97% The Endless (2018) Felker and Benson's fast-slow-fast pacing not only gives psychological weight to Benson's unabashedly pulpy scenario but also constantly keeps viewers on their toes.‐ Village Voice
Read More | Posted Apr 4, 2018
100% Pandas (2018) So visually dynamic that even the most pedantic (think Neil deGrasse Tyson level) skeptics will probably not mind listening to narrator Kristen Bell - speaking for writer-co-director Drew Fellman - rattle off 43 minutes' worth of cutesy panda trivia.‐ Village Voice
Read More | Posted Apr 4, 2018
90% Big Fish & Begonia (2018) Busy but uninspired...‐ Village Voice
Read More | Posted Apr 4, 2018
100% The Great Silence (Il grande silenzio) (1968) Corbucci constantly subverts the generic tropes that he dabbled with two years earlier in Django, that blood-soaked and oft-imitated riff on A Fistful of Dollars.‐ Village Voice
Read More | Posted Mar 28, 2018
70% Back to Burgundy (Ce qui nous lie) (2018) Viewers may need a drink once they realize how fully Jean and his family members are defined by shopworn tropes.‐ Village Voice
Read More | Posted Mar 21, 2018
86% A Bag of Marbles (Un sac de billes) (2018) In real life, Joseph may have made soothing lemonade out of traumatically sour lemons. But this fictionalization just adds sugar.‐ Village Voice
Read More | Posted Mar 20, 2018
3/4 17% Dear Dictator (2018) [A] just-shy-of-great teen comedy.‐ RogerEbert.com
Read More | Posted Mar 16, 2018
0/4 55% The Forgiven (2018) [The Forgiven] only succeeds as an ugly, empty-headed provocation.‐ RogerEbert.com
Read More | Posted Mar 9, 2018
2.5/4 90% Claire's Camera (La caméra de Claire) (2018) Claire's Camera is, like many of Hong's best comedies before it, amusing without necessarily being laugh-out-loud funny.‐ RogerEbert.com
Read More | Posted Mar 9, 2018
89% Itzhak (2018) Think of Itzhak as a revealing scrapbook of Perlman's favorite stories.‐ Village Voice
Read More | Posted Mar 8, 2018
87% Police Story (Ging chaat goo si) (Police Force) (1985) Chan seems to do everything he can think of to ingratiate himself with viewers.‐ Village Voice
Read More | Posted Mar 6, 2018
100% Mind Game (2004) Just relax, and let Yuasa take you wherever the hell he wants.‐ Village Voice
Read More | Posted Mar 2, 2018
3/4 82% Mohawk (2018) Has the same political urgency as Wes Craven's now-classic, but rough-around-the-edges early films, like Last House on the Left and The Hills Have Eyes.‐ RogerEbert.com
Read More | Posted Mar 2, 2018