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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
3.5/5 73% Ghostbusters (2016) As with most culture war skirmishes of the past several years, the little boys of all ages are wrong about the new Ghostbusters. (Splice Today) ‐ EntertainmentTell
Posted Jul 18, 2016
4/5 69% The Infiltrator (2016) A well-directed, well-acted effort that's based on a true story, even if it does bend the truth a bit from how things actually happened. (Splice Today) ‐ EntertainmentTell
Posted Jul 18, 2016
3.5/5 91% Zero Days (2016) Very illuminating, and has most of the strengths and weaknesses present throughout Gibney's work (Splice Today) ‐ EntertainmentTell
Posted Jul 11, 2016
4/5 74% The Secret Life of Pets (2016) It's structured like a Pixar film, and almost reaches that level of creativity (Splice Today) ‐ EntertainmentTell
Posted Jul 11, 2016
2.5/5 35% Mike and Dave Need Wedding Dates (2016) It's every bit the stupid, raunchy high-concept comedy that appears in all of its marketing- but very funny stuff is going on at the margins.(Splice Today) ‐ EntertainmentTell
Posted Jul 11, 2016
3/5 77% Wiener-Dog (2016) Wiener-Dog is no triumph, but if you like Todd Solondz-or dogs-you'll probably enjoy it. ‐ EntertainmentTell
Posted Jul 11, 2016
0/5 69% Swiss Army Man (2016) I don't remember when I've hated a movie's protagonists more. When they were attacked by a bear, I rooted for the bear (Splice Today) ‐ EntertainmentTell
Posted Jul 11, 2016
3/5 75% The BFG (2016) It's no E.T., I'm afraid. The BFG has its moments, and some pretty great world-building and visual delights, but it's firmly Minor Spielberg. (Splice Today) ‐ EntertainmentTell
Posted Jul 11, 2016
4.5/5 96% De Palma (2016) Unlike some interviews with directors, he's not sharing stories and anecdotes we've heard dozens of times before. Even more fascinating, the stories of his flops are, in most cases, way better than the hits. (Broad Street Review) ‐ EntertainmentTell
Posted Jun 20, 2016
1/5 69% Central Intelligence (2016) It pairs two very funny men, who should be hilarious together, but they're not. Among many other failures, the chemistry isn't there (Splice Today) ‐ EntertainmentTell
Posted Jun 20, 2016
4.5/5 94% Finding Dory (2016) An improvement over the original, with a perfect payoff as well as a lesson that isn't as belabored as in the first film. (Splice Today) ‐ EntertainmentTell
Posted Jun 20, 2016
2/5 38% Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Out of the Shadows (2016) Incompetent but relatively harmless. But unlike most projects bearing the name of producer Michael Bay, it never descends into pure nihilism. (Splice Today) ‐ EntertainmentTell
Posted Jun 20, 2016
3.5/5 80% The Conjuring 2 (2016) James Wan is so much better at this than every other director working in the horror genre. (Splice Today) ‐ EntertainmentTell
Posted Jun 20, 2016
1/5 48% X-Men: Apocalypse (2016) It has a convoluted and silly plot and wastes several of the greatest actors working today. (Splice Today) ‐ EntertainmentTell
Posted Jun 1, 2016
4.5/5 97% Weiner (2016) Takes its place as one of the greatest behind-the-scenes political documentaries (Splice Today) ‐ EntertainmentTell
Posted Jun 1, 2016
4/5 90% The Lobster (2016) It's a satire that's actually biting, and satirical of something not typically satirized. (Splice Today) ‐ EntertainmentTell
Posted Jun 1, 2016
1/5 29% Alice Through the Looking Glass (2016) Takes all of the bad things about the original and makes them even worse... of the most excruciating movies in recent memory (Splice Today) ‐ EntertainmentTell
Posted Jun 1, 2016
4.5/5 92% The Nice Guys (2016) The Nice Guys is on another level altogether-wildly entertaining and frequently hilarious. (Splice Today) ‐ EntertainmentTell
Posted Jun 1, 2016
3.5/5 43% The Angry Birds Movie (2016) For a cartoon movie based on a Finnish mobile phone game whose cultural heyday was about four years ago, The Angry Birds Movie is much, much better than it has any right to be. (Splice Today) ‐ EntertainmentTell
Posted Jun 1, 2016
4/5 90% Captain America: Civil War (2016) Not the best Marvel movie, but does do the best job balancing its obligations, while also boasting the series' best action sequence (Splice Today) ‐ EntertainmentTell
Posted May 15, 2016
1/5 57% Money Monster (2016) Full of bad scenes, glaring plot holes and mediocre performances from normally dependable actors, this is just a stinking failure all around. (Splice Today) ‐ EntertainmentTell
Posted May 15, 2016
2/5 90% Green Room (2016) "Just an ugly, ugly film, in more ways than one" (Splice Today) ‐ EntertainmentTell
Posted Apr 29, 2016
2/5 76% Keanu (2016) "A thoroughly mediocre comedy that not only isn't up to the standard of the stars' TV work, but doesn't let them do most of what they're good at." (Splice Today) ‐ EntertainmentTell
Posted Apr 29, 2016
4/5 96% Sing Street (2016) Sing Street is no Once, but it's a huge improvement over Begin Again, and a must for anyone who cares about the pop music of the mid-80s. (Splice Today) ‐ EntertainmentTell
Posted Apr 26, 2016
4/5 77% Elvis & Nixon (2016) It won't go down as any kind of classic. But it's still hugely entertaining, and often hilarious. (Splice Today) ‐ EntertainmentTell
Posted Apr 26, 2016
2/5 73% Miles Ahead (2016) Biopics aren't easy; I understand the temptation to go totally unconventional. But Miles Ahead just does everything wrong. (Splice Today) ‐ EntertainmentTell
Posted Apr 26, 2016
3.5/5 90% Barbershop: The Next Cut (2016) A durably funny comedy that balances a likable cast and has something to say about its subject, even if it's not something especially groundbreaking. (Splice Today) ‐ EntertainmentTell
Posted Apr 26, 2016
5/5 86% Everybody Wants Some!! (2016) It's consistently hilarious for its entire two hours, but it isn't just jokes-there's outstanding character work here, too. (Splice Today) ‐ EntertainmentTell
Posted Apr 7, 2016
2/5 83% Midnight Special (2016) Jeff Nichols has made better films than Midnight Special, and likely will again. (Splice Today) ‐ EntertainmentTell
Posted Apr 7, 2016
4.5/5 97% Krisha (2016) Unlike most indie movies with intriguing backstories, Krisha stands on its own as a truly great movie, one of the most powerful of the year. (Splice Today) ‐ EntertainmentTell
Posted Apr 7, 2016
1/5 27% Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice (2016) Worst of all is this: there's not an ounce of fun to be found in the film's entire two and half hours (Splice Today) ‐ EntertainmentTell
Posted Mar 26, 2016
2/5 46% Knight of Cups (2016) Full of beautiful images and good acting performances, but its experimental and abstract structure gets very tiresome, very quickly (Splice Today) ‐ EntertainmentTell
Posted Mar 18, 2016
4/5 62% Creative Control (2016) It's an enjoyable effort, with statements to make about everything from tech to the male gaze (Splice Today) ‐ EntertainmentTell
Posted Mar 18, 2016
2/5 53% Triple 9 (2016) Takes one of the year's deepest and most talented casts, and drops them into one of the most overstuffed, convoluted plots. (Splice Today) ‐ EntertainmentTell
Posted Mar 7, 2016
1/5 25% London Has Fallen (2016) An ugly sequel, in more ways than one, 'London' wholeheartedly embraces the American foreign policy consensus of 2002. (Splice Today) ‐ EntertainmentTell
Posted Mar 7, 2016
4.5/5 98% Zootopia (2016) Exciting visuals, good characters, lots of laughs and even a timely allegory about American race relations. (Splice Today) ‐ EntertainmentTell
Posted Mar 7, 2016
3/5 61% Race (2016) The film is competent and true, but it breaks little ground and won't go down as any kind of sports cinema classic. (Splice Today) ‐ EntertainmentTell
Posted Feb 19, 2016
4.5/5 85% Hail, Caesar! (2016) It's scattered, and full of ideas that don't quite connect with each other. But it's the most I've laughed at a Coen movie since Lebowski (FOX 29 Philly) ‐ EntertainmentTell
Posted Feb 5, 2016
4.5/5 88% The Big Short (2015) Uses an outstanding cast, a touch of humor and a series of cheeky devices to avoid falling too far into the weeds to deliver a hugely entertaining film. (Fox 29 Philly) ‐ EntertainmentTell
Posted Dec 31, 2015
2/5 60% Concussion (2015) A story absolutely worth telling, boasted by a half-dozen strong performances. Its ultimate failure is in the filmmaking itself. (Fox 29 Philly) ‐ EntertainmentTell
Posted Dec 31, 2015
4/5 75% The Hateful Eight (2015) Tarantino at his best and worst. The audacity and daring are appreciated, but also indulges some of QT's worst tendencies (Fox 29 Philly) ‐ EntertainmentTell
Posted Dec 31, 2015
4/5 92% Star Wars: Episode VII - The Force Awakens (2015) Three or four moments of astonishing beauty and three or four more that will make you want to cheer. (Fox 29 Philly) ‐ EntertainmentTell
Posted Dec 18, 2015
5/5 95% Creed (2015) Rather than going through the motions of the Rocky tradition one more time, it's an honest-to-goodness movie, one that contains some serious artistry (Fox29 Philly) ‐ EntertainmentTell
Posted Nov 24, 2015
5/5 96% Spotlight (2015) Succeeds as a 'journalism movie,' but also as much more: An acting showcase, a character study and as a study of the city of Boston itself. (Fox 29 Philly) ‐ EntertainmentTell
Posted Nov 13, 2015
4.5/5 87% The Peanuts Movie (2015) Plays sort of like a Peanuts Greatest Hits- but never less than delightful (Fox 29 Philly) ‐ EntertainmentTell
Posted Nov 9, 2015
4/5 84% Victoria (2015) Succeeds in transcending its gimmick and being enjoyable in its own right. (Fox29 Philly) ‐ EntertainmentTell
Posted Nov 1, 2015
2/5 35% Our Brand is Crisis (2015) Less entertaining, less illuminating, and much less thought-provoking than the original 2005 documentary (Fox29 Philly) ‐ EntertainmentTell
Posted Nov 1, 2015
4/5 91% Beasts of No Nation (2015) Yes, it's a very hard watch, and there's some shocking brutality. But 'Beasts' is harrowing and bold filmmaking ‐ EntertainmentTell
Posted Oct 23, 2015
5/5 93% Anomalisa (2015) Pure Kaufman: Extremely weird and offbeat, but also touching and sort of brilliant. ‐ EntertainmentTell
Posted Oct 23, 2015
2/5 71% Crimson Peak (2015) Feels like four different movies, which don't fit together and could probably have used some streamlining. ‐ EntertainmentTell
Posted Oct 15, 2015