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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
3/5 70% Sing (2016) Fun but not especially original, though it's refreshing to see an animated movie with one writer/director (Splice Today) ‐ EntertainmentTell
Posted Jan 3, 2017
2/5 87% A Monster Calls (2017) This is one of those movies were you either fall under the spell or you don't. I didn't. (Splice Today) ‐ EntertainmentTell
Posted Jan 3, 2017
4/5 92% Hidden Figures (2017) A triumph, that never feels like homework or a history lesson (Splice Today) ‐ EntertainmentTell
Posted Jan 3, 2017
2/5 31% Passengers (2016) Its ending is laughable, borrowing at least two different plot holes from Star Trek: Into Darkness. (Splice Today) ‐ EntertainmentTell
Posted Jan 3, 2017
4/5 96% Paterson (2016) Here's a sweet and lovely film, from director Jim Jarmusch, featuring a pair of breakout performances and a lived-in sense of place for Paterson, NJ. (Splice Today) ‐ EntertainmentTell
Posted Jan 3, 2017
3.5/5 85% Rogue One: A Star Wars Story (2016) Starts off slow, but boasts a fantastic third act and a very satisfying ending. A worthy addition to the Star Wars canon (Splice Today) ‐ EntertainmentTell
Posted Dec 23, 2016
3/5 87% Lion (2016) Amounts to the third film in an unofficial trilogy: The Long Journey From India in Search of an Oscar Movie. (Splice Today) ‐ EntertainmentTell
Posted Dec 23, 2016
4.5/5 95% Fences (2016) Leans about 95 percent on "point the camera at the actors and let them act." But what actors-and what acting. (Splice Today) ‐ EntertainmentTell
Posted Dec 23, 2016
4.5/5 95% The Love Witch (2016) A wildly assured, confident debut film, and one of the most visually stunning films of the year. (Splice Today) ‐ EntertainmentTell
Posted Dec 23, 2016
2/5 42% Office Christmas Party (2016) A clumsy, horribly-paced comedy with a poor understanding of its ostensible topics-office politics, parties and technology (Splice Today) ‐ EntertainmentTell
Posted Dec 23, 2016
1/5 76% The Eyes of My Mother (2016) The nicest thing I can say about The Eyes of My Mother is that it's only 77 minutes long. Anything longer would have been even more punishing. (Splice Today) ‐ EntertainmentTell
Posted Dec 23, 2016
3/5 89% Jackie (2016) A brilliant performance surrounded by an otherwise unremarkable movie. (Splice Today) ‐ EntertainmentTell
Posted Dec 23, 2016
2/5 54% Rules Don't Apply (2016) Beatty gives his all in the role and delivers a strong performance. But what he can't do is deliver any particular insight into the film's subject. (Splice Today) ‐ EntertainmentTell
Posted Nov 27, 2016
3/5 61% Allied (2016) A tense, well-done thriller, even if underwhelming in various aspects, and fairly forgettable (Splice Today) ‐ EntertainmentTell
Posted Nov 27, 2016
4/5 95% Moana (2016) Moana isn't an instant classic on the level of Frozen, but it does continue Disney's strong multi-year run, thanks to great characters, gorgeous animation and a pretty strong story arc (Splice Today) ‐ EntertainmentTell
Posted Nov 27, 2016
2/5 73% Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them (2016) The plot is silly, the stakes are indeterminate, the pace is sluggish and none of the creature designs are especially impressive. (Splice Today) ‐ EntertainmentTell
Posted Nov 27, 2016
4.5/5 96% Manchester by the Sea (2016) It's a beautifully made, skillfully acted effort, with an astonishing lead performance by Casey Affleck. (Splice Today) ‐ EntertainmentTell
Posted Nov 27, 2016
4/5 90% Doctor Strange (2016) Doctor Strange isn't the best film in the Marvel Cinematic Universe canon, but it may be the most creative. (Splice Today) ‐ EntertainmentTell
Posted Nov 27, 2016
4/5 89% Loving (2016) A small, quiet, low-key film that tells a story not with loud speechifying or any kind of ostentatious filmmaking, but rather with very human quietness. (Splice Today) ‐ EntertainmentTell
Posted Nov 27, 2016
2.5/5 94% Arrival (2016) It's a sci-fi film that borrows nearly all of its biggest ideas from other movies, leading up to an ending that's touching but contrived (Splice Today) ‐ EntertainmentTell
Posted Nov 27, 2016
4/5 89% Do Not Resist (2016) A serious, sober look at a pressing national issue- so why the spooky music? (Broad Street Review) ‐ EntertainmentTell
Posted Oct 28, 2016
3/5 94% The Handmaiden (Ah-ga-ssi) (2016) A bit too long and too twisty, but this is a beautifully mounted a large-scale epic drama. (Broad Street Review) ‐ EntertainmentTell
Posted Oct 28, 2016
4.5/5 92% Toni Erdmann (2016) It's many things, all of them good- leading up to a wondrous thid-act setpiece (Broad Street Review) ‐ EntertainmentTell
Posted Oct 28, 2016
2.5/5 67% Personal Shopper (2017) The problem with Personal Shopper is that it's three separate movies that appear to have little to do with one another (Broad Street Review) ‐ EntertainmentTell
Posted Oct 28, 2016
5/5 93% La La Land (2016) A wondrous, magical film that pays constant tribute to a century of musicals and Hollywood films about Hollywood, without ever succumbing to cliché. (Broad Street Review) ‐ EntertainmentTell
Posted Oct 28, 2016
5/5 98% Moonlight (2016) What's most wondrous about Moonlight is that it's an uncommonly small story that has so much going on. Beautiful filmmaking on every level (Splice Today) ‐ EntertainmentTell
Posted Oct 28, 2016
2.5/5 37% Jack Reacher: Never Go Back (2016) The new film isn't bad-it's just that every major element is about 15 percent worse than that of the first movie. (Splice Today) ‐ EntertainmentTell
Posted Oct 21, 2016
3/5 51% The Accountant (2016) Has a really great idea at its center, but surrounds it with enough plot for three movies (Splice Today) ‐ EntertainmentTell
Posted Oct 21, 2016
2/5 72% The Birth of a Nation (2016) It's a highly audacious and admirable project, but not a very skillfully made movie (Splice Today) ‐ EntertainmentTell
Posted Oct 21, 2016
2/5 43% The Girl on the Train (2016) Plagued by a plot full of ridiculous contrivances, uneven performances, and a third-act twist that's not very shocking. (Splice Today) ‐ EntertainmentTell
Posted Oct 21, 2016
2/5 31% Masterminds (2016) White trash caricature is the film's default mode, which comes across more as cruel and mean-spirited than anything else (Splice Today) ‐ EntertainmentTell
Posted Sep 30, 2016
4/5 83% Deepwater Horizon (2016) As true story-based, blue collar heroes vs. sniveling bureaucrats stories go, one of the better ones. (Splice Today) ‐ EntertainmentTell
Posted Sep 30, 2016
4/5 95% The Beatles: Eight Days a Week - The Touring Years (2016) Not a whole lot new or illuminating, but on the other hand it's nearly two hours of Beatles music and concert footage (Splice Today) ‐ EntertainmentTell
Posted Sep 27, 2016
4/5 82% Author: The JT LeRoy Story (2016) It's a sordid tale, and Albert is not an especially sympathetic or reliable narrator. But the film is hugely entertaining (Splice Today) ‐ EntertainmentTell
Posted Sep 27, 2016
3.5/5 76% Bridget Jones's Baby (2016) It's got the same smart character work and commitment to slapstick as the previous films, while believably adapting the characters to older ages and the passage of time. (Splice Today) ‐ EntertainmentTell
Posted Sep 27, 2016
2.5/5 61% Snowden (2016) While it's reasonably entertaining, Snowden adds just about nothing to the conventional understanding of its subject (Splice Today) ‐ EntertainmentTell
Posted Sep 27, 2016
4/5 85% Sully (2016) It's really two movies, in which one is much better than the other. But that landing sequence is truly amazing (Splice Today) ‐ EntertainmentTell
Posted Sep 27, 2016
3/5 60% The Light Between Oceans (2016) Above-average Oscar bait that doesn't have anything particularly wrong with it, but nothing so special either (Splice Today) ‐ EntertainmentTell
Posted Sep 27, 2016
3.5/5 91% Southside With You (2016) A charming, cute, partially fictionalized dramatization of the Obamas' first date- but the film's centerpiece scene fails (Splice Today) ‐ EntertainmentTell
Posted Sep 27, 2016
4/5 60% War Dogs (2016) As blatant Martin Scorsese imitation goes, War Dogs is one of the better ones (Splice Today) ‐ EntertainmentTell
Posted Aug 21, 2016
4.5/5 98% Hell or High Water (2016) Fantastic. It's planted in various durable genres, as well as American myth itself, while it's also very much of the moment. (Splice Today) ‐ EntertainmentTell
Posted Aug 21, 2016
3.5/5 83% Sausage Party (2016) When Sausage Party is funny, it's very funny. Just leave the kids at home (Splice Today) ‐ EntertainmentTell
Posted Aug 14, 2016
1.5/5 55% Can We Take a Joke? (2016) Overstates its case to a nearly comical degree, as a group of comedians claim censorship that doesn't exist (Splice Today) ‐ EntertainmentTell
Posted Aug 14, 2016
4.5/5 99% Don't Think Twice (2016) Even if you don't care much for improv-and I really don't-you're going to fall for this movie. (Splice Today) ‐ EntertainmentTell
Posted Aug 8, 2016
1/5 26% Suicide Squad (2016) Embraces virtually all of the clichés of the modern-day superhero genre, and all the pitfalls specific to DC's movies- wasn't it supposed to look cool, at least? (Splice Today) ‐ EntertainmentTell
Posted Aug 8, 2016
3/5 59% Bad Moms (2016) Has some significant blind spots and goes wildly over the top in numerous places, but it's good for a lot of laughs and its heart is in the right place. (Splice Today) ‐ EntertainmentTell
Posted Aug 8, 2016
2.5/5 56% Jason Bourne (2016) Features most of the virtues, and vices, of the earlier entries in the series. Damon's an outstanding hero. There's a superlative supporting cast. The plot is full of intrigue and challenging ideas. But damn, that shaky cam. (Splice Today) ‐ EntertainmentTell
Posted Aug 8, 2016
4.5/5 70% Café Society (2016) This is far from another Annie Hall rehash, for one reason: it's the best-looking movie Allen has made in many years (Splice Today) ‐ EntertainmentTell
Posted Jul 22, 2016
3/5 81% Equity (2016) Equity has a fantastic idea for a film, and puts the exact right actress at the center of it. It's a shame that it soon devolves into a totally pedestrian financial crisis thriller. (Splice Today) ‐ EntertainmentTell
Posted Jul 22, 2016
3/5 82% Captain Fantastic (2016) It doesn't ultimately hold together and the third act is a mess, but there's some wonderful stuff here (Splice Today) ‐ EntertainmentTell
Posted Jul 22, 2016