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Stephen Rebello

Stephen Rebello
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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
4/4 98% Call Me by Your Name (2017) Call Me by Your Name is one of the great movies of the year.‐ Playboy Online
Read More | Posted Nov 22, 2017
3/4 41% Justice League (2017) When Justice League mocks and kids itself, and the whole genre, it's way more effective than when it reaches for grandiosity and pathos. ‐ Playboy Online
Read More | Posted Nov 22, 2017
3.5/4 100% Lady Bird (2017) Lady Bird is easily one of the year's best ways to spend your time and money at the movies. It bounces by at 93 minutes and maintains a shoulder-shrugging tone that makes its truths land all the more powerfully.‐ Playboy Online
Read More | Posted Nov 16, 2017
3.5/4 94% Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri (2017) McDonagh's movie is a four-course meal, with writing so sharp and performances so bold and sly that it's tough to leave the theater unmoved.‐ Playboy Online
Read More | Posted Nov 16, 2017
3/4 92% Thor: Ragnarok (2017) Thor: Ragnarok might rub some humorless Marvel purists the wrong way, but for the less obsessive among us, it's every bit as silly and mocking as it ought to be.‐ Playboy Online
Read More | Posted Nov 2, 2017
3.5/4 78% The Killing of a Sacred Deer (2017) The performances are uniformly first rate, with Kidman a standout in riding the line between the ridiculous and the sublime.‐ Playboy Online
Read More | Posted Nov 2, 2017
2/4 8% The Snowman (2017) The brain freeze that is The Snowman should destroy any hopes of a franchise and that, considering how good the Nesbø series is, ranks as a damn shame.‐ Playboy Online
Read More | Posted Oct 25, 2017
2.5/4 83% Marshall (2017) You may also find yourself wanting Marshall (but not Marshall) to keep going, but preferably in a much more incisive, truthful and dangerous movie than this one.‐ Playboy Online
Read More | Posted Oct 13, 2017
4/4 87% Blade Runner 2049 (2017) As melancholy and bleak as Blade Runner 2049 is, when it ends, you want to see it over again, just to ease back into that mood pocket and savor its dark delicacies.‐ Playboy Online
Read More | Posted Oct 6, 2017
3.5/4 68% mother! (2017) Bravo, Mr. Aronofsky and bravo everyone who helped birth something as insane and personal as Mother! into our cookie-cutter world.‐ Playboy Online
Read More | Posted Sep 14, 2017
3/4 85% It (2017) The movie earns its R-rating less by bloodletting than by long, slow buildups, creepy shadows and half-glimpsed things that go bump in the night in sewers and derelict old houses. That's a good thing.‐ Playboy Online
Read More | Posted Sep 7, 2017
2/4 10% Tulip Fever (2017) These tulips may be photogenic, but they are doomed by root rot. ‐ Playboy Online
Read More | Posted Sep 6, 2017
4/4 100% Terminator 2: Judgment Day 3D (2017) It's well worth a trip to your local cinema to check out Terminator 2: Judgment Day, again or for the very first time.‐ Playboy Online
Read More | Posted Aug 25, 2017
2.5/4 77% Atomic Blonde (2017) Atomic Blonde wobbles when it piles on layer upon layer of thorny, labyrinthine John Le Carre-style plotting. The rest of the movie doesn't pack the weight or the multidimensional characters necessary to justify it.‐ Playboy Online
Read More | Posted Aug 24, 2017
3/4 93% Logan Lucky (2017) With Logan Lucky, Soderbergh, one of our most inventive and unpredictable directors, just wants to have fun and bring the audience in on it. That's going to be all right with a lot of us.‐ Playboy Online
Read More | Posted Aug 24, 2017
3/4 85% The Trip to Spain (2017) The Trip to Spain hits the spot very nicely, thanks.‐ Playboy Online
Read More | Posted Aug 17, 2017
2/4 16% The Dark Tower (2017) Those who haven't read the Dark Tower books may wonder what all the fuss was about in the first place... those who have read the books are left to ponder how such a resonant literary work turned up on screen so undernourished and easily dismissed. ‐ Playboy Online
Read More | Posted Aug 10, 2017
4/4 92% Dunkirk (2017) Watching Dunkirk, the word "masterpiece" comes to mind -- often and effortlessly.‐ Playboy Online
Read More | Posted Jul 20, 2017
3/4 92% Spider-Man: Homecoming (2017) This one's sweet, entertaining, consistently funny, humane, optimistic and eager to please.‐ Playboy Online
Read More | Posted Jul 13, 2017
2/4 16% The House (2017) The House isn't built on the strongest foundation but, for most of its 88 minutes, its terrific cast helps gloss over some of the glaring fissures.‐ Playboy Online
Read More | Posted Jul 13, 2017
3.5/4 93% War for the Planet of the Apes (2017) Here is entertainment and social commentary done big, bold and razor sharp. ‐ Playboy Online
Read More | Posted Jul 13, 2017
3.5/4 93% Baby Driver (2017) You don't just leave this 112-minute movie smiling; you leaved so pumped and energized, you may just want to turn around, strap in and take the sweet ride all over again.‐ Playboy Online
Read More | Posted Jun 22, 2017
1/4 16% Transformers: The Last Knight (2017) Transformers: The Last Knight clocks in at 149 minutes, most of them every bit as painful, childish, 'roid-raged and pointlessly bombastic as the last four movies would lead you to expect.‐ Playboy Online
Read More | Posted Jun 22, 2017
3/4 78% The Beguiled (2017) The Beguiled is fun, yes, and we're all for nuance. But for what is essentially a Southern horror movie, it's too hermetically sealed, wispy and careful to grab you by the throat the way it should.‐ Playboy Online
Read More | Posted Jun 15, 2017
2/4 16% The Mummy (2017) If you're that hungry for a dark monster-o-rama universe... then, for the love of James Whale, Boris Karloff and Ernest Thesiger, go back and binge-watch the originals, then chase it with two seasons of Penny Dreadful. ‐ Playboy Online
Read More | Posted Jun 9, 2017
92% Wonder Woman (2017) So when are Jenkins and Gadot teaming up for the next installment? We can't wait.‐ Playboy Online
Read More | Posted Jun 1, 2017
29% Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales (2017) Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales isn't just standard issue bad; it's mind-numbingly boring. Abandon ship, gang. Seriously.‐ Playboy Online
Read More | Posted May 30, 2017
3/4 68% Alien: Covenant (2017) It is Fassbender, in dual roles, who is the real focus of the movie, and he is the best he's been in years-perverse, haunted, magnetic, touching and unique.‐ Playboy Online
Read More | Posted May 18, 2017
2/4 37% Snatched (2017) It ought to be a riot. Instead, the odd-couple comedy -- a surprisingly violent and unsurprisingly crass play on Romancing the Stone -- runs the gamut from mildly amusing to dismal.‐ Playboy Online
Read More | Posted May 12, 2017
3/4 71% Buster's Mal Heart (2017) As a showcase for Smith's unique talent, original vision and deadpan humor-let alone as a study of a strange guy with a rich inner life-the movie is an art house-style fascinator.‐ Playboy Online
Read More | Posted May 4, 2017
2/4 50% The Promise (2017) How did a film so loaded with good intentions and talent on both sides of the camera go so badly off the rails?‐ Playboy Online
Read More | Posted Apr 27, 2017
2.5/4 67% The Fate of the Furious (2017) Transcendently stupid, flat-out nuts and pretty damned irresistible, The Fate of the Furious is the eighth in the series of vroom-vroomers that started off as modest B-movie drag-race stuff ideal for triple-bills at old time drive-in theaters.‐ Playboy Online
Read More | Posted Apr 20, 2017
80% Colossal (2017) Part daikaiju-on-the-loose rampage, part quirky romantic comedy-drama a la 28 Days, the risky and occasionally thrilling Colossal doesn't always deliver on its gonzo promise but, hey, it's still got plenty of charm.‐ Playboy Online
Read More | Posted Apr 13, 2017
3.5/4 90% Frantz (2017) It takes a brave, even foolhardy, director to attempt a remake of anything made first by a master director of the order of Ernst Lubitsch, but that's precisely what Ozon has done with this beautiful melodrama.‐ Playboy Online
Read More | Posted Apr 6, 2017
2.5/4 45% Ghost in the Shell (2017) Style is substance in Ghost in the Shell, a super slick and utterly empty live-action gloss on the beloved manga.‐ Playboy Online
Read More | Posted Mar 31, 2017
2.5/4 67% Life (2017) No, Life isn't Alien or Gravity. It's more like a jumped-up It! The Terror From Beyond. Take it for what it is, though, and it might give you a good laugh and jolt now and then. ‐ Playboy Online
Read More | Posted Mar 29, 2017
3/4 100% Betting on Zero (2017) Betting On Zero... repeats itself too often... But... the tale it tells of the struggle between Haves and Have-Nots tale is powerful, necessary and persuasive.‐ Playboy Online
Read More | Posted Mar 23, 2017
2.5/4 76% Kong: Skull Island (2017) Unfortunately, the movie never comes close to touching the... 1933 original a flat-out masterpiece. But, hey, maybe that's too much to ask... at least Skull Island hits its marks hard and fast and paves the way for much better sequels.‐ Playboy Online
Read More | Posted Mar 9, 2017
3/4 93% Logan (2017) For what it is, Logan is strong stuff, and a classy sendoff to Wolverine. Let's just hope that Marvel and Jackman let sleeping wolves lie.‐ Playboy Online
Read More | Posted Mar 2, 2017
3/4 99% Get Out (2017) A weird and delicious surprise, Get Out subverts the tired clichés and freshens up the horror game in all kinds of surprising -- and surprisingly stinging -- ways.‐ Playboy Online
Read More | Posted Feb 23, 2017
2/4 35% The Great Wall (2017) The Great Wall is a visual stunner... But this one's a bloated, special-effects-heavy, supremely silly groaner, a leaden thing that's almost wall-to-wall Lord of the Rings-influenced awful.‐ Playboy Online
Read More | Posted Feb 21, 2017
3.5/4 91% The Lego Batman Movie (2017) Although the second Lego movie doesn't deliver the surprisingly deep emotion or high-wire brilliance of the Phil Lord and Chris Miller-directed first -- let alone the relentless earworm "Everything Is Awesome" -- it will do very nicely.‐ Playboy Online
Read More | Posted Feb 10, 2017
4/4 98% I Am Not Your Negro (2017) Lean, intelligent and leaving you wanting more at 95 minutes, I Am Not Your Negro is a less a portrait of the the towering, fiery James Baldwin than it is a chronicle of the life of a troubled, deeply flawed nation as filtered through his piercing eyes.‐ Playboy Online
Read More | Posted Feb 2, 2017
3/4 96% The Salesman (Forushande) (2017) This is ambitious, well-made stuff -- a quiet, well acted if overly schematic film that's stronger on moral ambiguity and psychological nuance than on fast paced, cat-and-mouse thriller trappings.‐ Playboy Online
Read More | Posted Jan 26, 2017
3/4 74% Split (2017) Nicely shot by Mike Gioulakis, Split keeps us riveted, laughing, jumping out of seats and guessing right to the end. It's a nasty little piece of work, Shyamalan's best in forever, and a juicy, macabre pleasure to watch. ‐ Playboy Online
Read More | Posted Jan 19, 2017
3/4 80% Patriots Day (2017) You leave the theater impressed, inspired and moved by the unique community spirit known as "Boston Strong."‐ Playboy Online
Read More | Posted Jan 12, 2017
3.5/4 87% A Monster Calls (2017) If you've got a thing about being seen crying in public, you might want to take a pass on catching A Monster Calls in a theater. But that would be a big mistake.‐ Playboy Online
Read More | Posted Jan 5, 2017
2.5/4 35% Live By Night (2017) Affleck should be commended for shooting high, but in the end, Live By Night turns out to be just a glossy, pretty, maddeningly generic fedora fest.‐ Playboy Online
Read More | Posted Dec 29, 2016
1/4 17% Assassin's Creed (2016) Stay home and play the game instead. ‐ Playboy Online
Read More | Posted Dec 21, 2016
2/4 30% Passengers (2016) Passengers could have been big, shiny, quirky and heart tugging -- a cool holiday popcorn flick. Instead it's empty, anonymous and calculated. ‐ Playboy Online
Read More | Posted Dec 19, 2016