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Stephen Rebello

Stephen Rebello
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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
2.5/4 62% Bohemian Rhapsody (2018) The film is surprisingly smooth. Too smooth. The way Freddie Mercury lived his life, he deserved a movie guaranteed to blow our minds. Think, say, director Ken Russell at his balls-out, gaga peak. PG-13 just won't cut it. ‐ Playboy Online
Read More | Posted Nov 2, 2018
3.5/4 62% Suspiria (2018) I found Suspiria to be ravishing, repellant, skin-crawling-and unforgettable.‐ Playboy Online
Read More | Posted Oct 26, 2018
3.5/4 98% Can You Ever Forgive Me? (2018) Melissa McCarthy and Richard E. Grant deliver awards-worthy performances in this powerful gem.‐ Playboy Online
Read More | Posted Oct 18, 2018
3.5/4 88% First Man (2018) It's about ordinary Americans reaching for the seemingly impossible-and, despite the human costs, scoring astonishing achievements in rocket ships crammed with spinning dials, levers, equipment that doesn't always work.‐ Playboy Online
Read More | Posted Oct 12, 2018
1/4 23% The Happytime Murders (2018) The Happytime Murders turns out to be a place where good ideas went to die.‐ Playboy Online
Read More | Posted Oct 5, 2018
3/4 65% The Little Stranger (2018) The Little Stranger is a rare thing...a classy, gloomy, sorrowful little heartbreaker.‐ Playboy Online
Read More | Posted Oct 5, 2018
2/4 27% The Nun (2018) A money grab about pop-up scares and bloated special effects.‐ Playboy Online
Read More | Posted Oct 5, 2018
2/4 33% The Predator (2018) Not as clever as it thinks it is.‐ Playboy Online
Read More | Posted Oct 5, 2018
2.5/4 70% Assassination Nation (2018) Assassination Nation may or may not be your thing, but the talent on display is apparent, and the movie, warts and all, is a tough one to shrug off.‐ Playboy Online
Read More | Posted Oct 5, 2018
3.5/4 90% A Star Is Born (2018) Mark A Star is Born as the film that crowns Lady Gaga as a powerful and winning screen presence, and Bradley Cooper as a first-rate director and born-again movie star.‐ Playboy Online
Read More | Posted Oct 5, 2018
4/4 97% Mission: Impossible - Fallout (2018) The series [and Cruise in it] is just getting better and better.‐ Playboy Online
Read More | Posted Aug 3, 2018
2/4 51% Equalizer 2 (2018) The tired, slow-burn movie around [Washington] ... is almost as punishing to an audience as McCall is to his prey.‐ Playboy Online
Read More | Posted Aug 3, 2018
2/4 46% Skyscraper (2018) Really, nothing much is at stake, and nobody's saving the world in this harmless, brainless action romp that lumbers along without a single decent, hiss-able villain...‐ Playboy Online
Read More | Posted Aug 3, 2018
3/4 86% Upgrade (2018) As a launching pad for Marshall-Green and as a break from summer blockbuster fatigue, it's a lifesaver.‐ Playboy Online
Read More | Posted Jul 6, 2018
3/4 68% Ocean's 8 (2018) Oceans 8 is a light, fun, moderately twisty addition.‐ Playboy Online
Read More | Posted Jul 6, 2018
2.5/4 55% Tag (2018) These terrific, goofball actors deserve way better. And so do we.‐ Playboy Online
Read More | Posted Jul 6, 2018
2.5/4 48% Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom (2018) Bayona directs with such style and verve that he almost glosses over the script's patchiness and paper-thin characterizations. But it's the beautifully realized CGI beasts that convey so much more heart, charisma and likability.‐ Playboy Online
Read More | Posted Jul 6, 2018
3/4 63% Sicario: Day of the Soldado (2018) Brolin and Del Toro thrill, and the topic could not be timelier.‐ Playboy Online
Read More | Posted Jul 6, 2018
2.5/4 88% Ant-Man and the Wasp (2018) Paul Rudd is resourceful, self-deprecating and capable of making the most of the thinnest material.‐ Playboy Online
Read More | Posted Jul 6, 2018
3/4 86% Tully (2018) Charlize Theron delivers...Tully is exhilarating stuff.‐ Playboy Online
Read More | Posted May 18, 2018
2.5/4 83% Deadpool 2 (2018) Deadpool movies ought to chomp down on its targets with fangs, not gums...we wish Deadpool 2 were as irreverent, revolutionary and backbiting as it deserves to be. Now that would have been subversive.‐ Playboy Online
Read More | Posted May 18, 2018
3/4 84% Avengers: Infinity War (2018) The movie feels consequential and delivers emotional heft, not to mention laughs galore.‐ Playboy Online
Read More | Posted May 18, 2018
3/4 95% A Quiet Place (2018) Krasinski keeps the action crisp and popping...A Quiet Place is a good old nerve-racking time at the movies.‐ Playboy Online
Read More | Posted Apr 6, 2018
3/4 72% Ready Player One (2018) Ready Player One is the jazzy, flashy, tripped-out, super-caffeinated kid version of the director many of us grew up loving, and many subsequent directors grew up aping.‐ Playboy Online
Read More | Posted Mar 23, 2018
2/4 44% Pacific Rim Uprising (2018) On all counts, Pacific Rim Uprising fails the challenge.‐ Playboy Online
Read More | Posted Mar 23, 2018
2/4 51% Tomb Raider (2018) This is a movie that tries to emulate much better stuff...without bothering to come up with anything new, and all leading to a single destination: the setup for a sequel.‐ Playboy Online
Read More | Posted Mar 23, 2018
2/4 42% A Wrinkle in Time (2018) A socially progressive viewpoint, diverse casting and crew members, positive role models and hopeful upbeat messages are one thing, but a good time at the movies is another thing entirely. The movie isn't scary, suspenseful, gripping in the least.‐ Playboy Online
Read More | Posted Mar 8, 2018
3/4 47% Red Sparrow (2018) Red Sparrow may not be as funny, grabby, tense or intelligent as it could have been...Still, it's a slick, well-appointed and surprisingly nasty piece of work for most of its 139-minute running time.‐ Playboy Online
Read More | Posted Mar 7, 2018
2.5/4 84% Game Night (2018) Game Night turns out to be a cool, clever surprise. The cast crackles-Bateman and McAdams are fast, easy and terrifically enjoyable together-and there's bright, sharp supporting work.‐ Playboy Online
Read More | Posted Mar 1, 2018
4/4 88% Annihilation (2018) Unlike most simplistic, tidy, instantly disposable Hollywood sci-fi fare, this one doesn't spoon-feed. It Kubricks us.‐ Playboy Online
Read More | Posted Mar 1, 2018
4/4 97% Black Panther (2018) Looking, sounding and feeling the way it does-wearing its anti-corporate, anti-fascist, anti-racist heart on its sleeve-it's a movie that, for sure, knows what's up. ‐ Playboy Online
Read More | Posted Feb 8, 2018
4/4 94% A Fantastic Woman (Una mujer fantástica) (2018) This heroine has guts, a spine, a stoic presence that commands respect and empathy. As played charismatically, unsentimentally and exquisitely by Vega, it's impossible to write her off.‐ Playboy Online
Read More | Posted Feb 8, 2018
3/4 71% Hostiles (2018) Cooper's reach may exceed his grasp with Hostiles, which is never as incisive or as profound as it often wants to be. But he's made a movie that says America can never come to terms with its divisive hate-filled present unless it finally faces its past.‐ Playboy Online
Read More | Posted Feb 1, 2018
2.5/4 52% 12 Strong (2018) It's January, and that means the pickings at the local multiplex are among the leanest and least ambitious of the year. Enter-loud, blustery, rousing, paper-thin-12 Strong.‐ Playboy Online
Read More | Posted Jan 25, 2018
2/4 57% The Commuter (2018) Even for mid-January-traditionally the dog days of cinema releases-The Commuter rattles along like an unreliable train to nowhere.‐ Playboy Online
Read More | Posted Jan 19, 2018
4/4 91% Phantom Thread (2018) Time will tell, of course, but right now, Phantom Thread feels like a masterwork. Imagine Anderson crossed with du Maurier crossed with Hitchcock crossed with Ibsen and Strindberg. It's that rich and strange.‐ Playboy Online
Read More | Posted Dec 28, 2017
3/4 78% All the Money in the World (2017) Scott proves that he can still make us sweat and grab the armrests till our knuckles turn white.‐ Playboy Online
Read More | Posted Dec 26, 2017
3.5/4 88% The Post (2018) Serving as a mirror image of 2017, The Post is absolutely, punishingly timely, even when it too often tells us what's on its noble mind instead of making us feel it.‐ Playboy Online
Read More | Posted Dec 26, 2017
3.5/4 91% Star Wars: The Last Jedi (2017) Even with the warts, Star Wars: The Last Jedi feels like a big, dazzling holiday present most Star Wars fans should be able to tear into and enjoy.‐ Playboy Online
Read More | Posted Dec 14, 2017
2.5/4 89% I, Tonya (2018) Robbie may not be perfect casting as the rough and ready Harding, but her fierce and generous performance gives Harding a measure of sympathy and grace, even when the movie around her doesn't seem to want to.‐ Playboy Online
Read More | Posted Dec 12, 2017
3/4 91% The Disaster Artist (2017) It's a professional and personal triumph for the reinvigorated Franco. ‐ Playboy Online
Read More | Posted Dec 1, 2017
4/4 94% Call Me by Your Name (2018) Call Me by Your Name is one of the great movies of the year.‐ Playboy Online
Read More | Posted Nov 22, 2017
3/4 40% 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 99% 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 91% 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 80% 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 81% 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