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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
2/5 19% Baywatch (2017) "Occupies a sort of cinematic no man's land- not funny enough to be a comedy, while not really understanding the appeal of its source material" (Splice Today) ‐ EntertainmentTell
Read More | Posted May 26, 2017
2/5 17% Diary Of A Wimpy Kid: The Long Haul (2017) Amounts to a less-funny, remake -another one, I mean, of- National Lampoon's Vacation. (Splice Today) ‐ EntertainmentTell
Read More | Posted May 22, 2017
3/5 46% Everything, Everything (2017) Never really goes anywhere, despite a really strong lead performance at its center (Splice Today) ‐ EntertainmentTell
Read More | Posted May 22, 2017
2/5 28% King Arthur: Legend Of The Sword (2017) A King Arthur origin story via Westeros, steals most of its best ideas, and even shots, from Game of Thrones (Splice Today) ‐ EntertainmentTell
Read More | Posted May 22, 2017
2/5 37% Snatched (2017) Takes Schumer's usual on-screen persona and plugs it into a witless high-concept comedy‐ EntertainmentTell
Read More | Posted May 22, 2017
2.5/5 81% Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 (2017) Starts off much like the original, but goes off the rails in the third act. No Marvel movie to date has gone this far south this fast. (Splice Today) ‐ EntertainmentTell
Read More | Posted May 7, 2017
4.5/5 87% Norman (Norman: The Moderate Rise and Tragic Fall of a New York Fixer) (2017) The year's most Jewish movie, with a mostly gentile cast. It's such a counterintuitive film that it's shocking how well it works (Splice Today) ‐ EntertainmentTell
Read More | Posted Apr 30, 2017
3/5 88% The Lost City of Z (2017) Takes a compelling true story, based on one of the better non-fiction books of recent years, and turns it into a so-so movie (Splice Today)‐ EntertainmentTell
Read More | Posted Apr 23, 2017
4/5 66% The Fate of the Furious (2017) It's all more ridiculous and implausible than ever. But it's so entertaining that I haven't stopped smiling yet. (Splice Today)‐ EntertainmentTell
Read More | Posted Apr 23, 2017
1/5 46% Going in Style (2017) "It's funny 'cause they're old" is the driving principle behind just about every frame of this film, and it gets it half-right (Splice Today)‐ EntertainmentTell
Read More | Posted Apr 23, 2017
2/5 61% The Zookeeper's Wife (2017) An earnest, inoffensive examination of heroism in the Holocaust that's haunted at nearly every turn by a considerably better film, Schindler's List. (Splice Today)‐ EntertainmentTell
Read More | Posted Apr 4, 2017
1/5 34% The Last Word (2017) Another failed Redeemed Cranky Old Person Movie (Splice Today) ‐ EntertainmentTell
Read More | Posted Apr 4, 2017
3.5/5 71% Beauty and the Beast (2017) Doesn't do a whole lot new, creative, or risky with the material-except for one thing. (Splice Today)‐ EntertainmentTell
Read More | Posted Apr 4, 2017
3/5 76% Kong: Skull Island (2017) Skull Island, for a lot of reasons, shouldn't work-until, suddenly, it does. (Splice Today) ‐ EntertainmentTell
Read More | Posted Apr 4, 2017
4.5/5 99% Get Out (2017) First-time director Peele has not only written a brilliant script, but has mastered film grammar, timing, and the blocking of scenes (Splice Today) ‐ EntertainmentTell
Read More | Posted Mar 5, 2017
0/5 27% Fist Fight (2017) Disgusting. It's a straight-faced argument in favor of macho posturing and workplace violence, with little to no laughs (Splice Today) ‐ EntertainmentTell
Read More | Posted Mar 5, 2017
1/5 9% Fifty Shades Darker (2017) A slapdash effort, poorly written and poorly directed, full of laughably underdeveloped subplots‐ EntertainmentTell
Read More | Posted Mar 5, 2017
4/5 90% The Lego Batman Movie (2017) The LEGO Batman Movie is the best Batman movie of the past five years. (Splice Today)‐ EntertainmentTell
Read More | Posted Mar 5, 2017
4/5 90% John Wick: Chapter 2 (2017) Retains most of what was good about the original, while ramping up the action to a more exciting level (Splice Today)‐ EntertainmentTell
Read More | Posted Mar 5, 2017
1/5 17% The Space Between Us (2017) Tries to do a lot of things and fails at just about all of them (Splice Today) ‐ EntertainmentTell
Read More | Posted Mar 5, 2017
1/5 24% Table 19 (2017) Ultimately fails because it can't handle its jarring tonal shifts. That, and the majority of the plot elements are complete failures . (Splice Today)‐ EntertainmentTell
Read More | Posted Mar 5, 2017
4/5 92% Logan (2017) Jackman's last and best turn as Wolverine shows us something new: a superhero, aging and past his prime. (Splice Today) ‐ EntertainmentTell
Read More | Posted Mar 5, 2017
2/5 42% Gold (2017) Exciting while you're watching it, but once it's over one realizes that nothing added up (Splice Today)‐ EntertainmentTell
Read More | Posted Jan 29, 2017
2/5 75% Split (2017) Split shows that the arc of Shyamalan's career may not necessarily be going in the direction everyone says it is. (Splice Today)‐ The Trend
Read More | Posted Jan 29, 2017
4/5 84% The Founder (2017) A consistently entertaining, well-written film, which evokes its era perfectly and is buoyed by three standout performances. (Splice Today) ‐ EntertainmentTell
Read More | Posted Jan 29, 2017
2/5 34% Live By Night (2017) It's an odd, disjointed, ultimately unsuccessful gangster film, one of those movies that bit off way more than it could chew (Splice Today)‐ EntertainmentTell
Read More | Posted Jan 29, 2017
4/5 85% Silence (2017) While Silence is a very tough sit, one that succeeds in raising very uncomfortable questions about faith, loyalty and the limits of both, it stands out as a cinematic achievement (Splice Today)‐ EntertainmentTell
Read More | Posted Jan 29, 2017
3/5 72% Sing (2016) Fun but not especially original, though it's refreshing to see an animated movie with one writer/director (Splice Today) ‐ EntertainmentTell
Read More | 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
Read More | Posted Jan 3, 2017
4/5 93% Hidden Figures (2017) A triumph, that never feels like homework or a history lesson (Splice Today) ‐ EntertainmentTell
Read More | 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
Read More | Posted Jan 3, 2017
4/5 95% 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
Read More | 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
Read More | Posted Dec 23, 2016
3/5 86% 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
Read More | Posted Dec 23, 2016
4.5/5 93% 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
Read More | Posted Dec 23, 2016
4.5/5 97% The Love Witch (2016) A wildly assured, confident debut film, and one of the most visually stunning films of the year. (Splice Today) ‐ EntertainmentTell
Read More | Posted Dec 23, 2016
2/5 41% 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
Read More | Posted Dec 23, 2016
1/5 75% 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
Read More | Posted Dec 23, 2016
3/5 89% Jackie (2016) A brilliant performance surrounded by an otherwise unremarkable movie. (Splice Today) ‐ EntertainmentTell
Read More | Posted Dec 23, 2016
2/5 55% 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
Read More | Posted Nov 27, 2016
3/5 60% Allied (2016) A tense, well-done thriller, even if underwhelming in various aspects, and fairly forgettable (Splice Today) ‐ EntertainmentTell
Read More | Posted Nov 27, 2016
4/5 96% 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
Read More | 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
Read More | 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
Read More | 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
Read More | 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
Read More | Posted Nov 27, 2016
2.5/5 93% 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
Read More | 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
Read More | Posted Oct 28, 2016
3/5 95% 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
Read More | 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
Read More | Posted Oct 28, 2016