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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
3/5 No Score Yet The Cop Baby (2018) it's basically Lethal Weapon, except there's some sweet father-and-son stuff, and one of the partners is a baby‐ Splice Today
Read More | Posted Jul 18, 2018
3/5 100% The Bill Murray Stories: Life Lessons Learned from a Mythical Man (2018) It may not answer all of your questions about Murray, but it does provide an entertaining look at one of showbiz's most compelling men.‐ Splice Today
Read More | Posted Jul 18, 2018
3/5 32% The Catcher Was A Spy (2018) A decent movie, based on a fine book about a phenomenal true story.‐ Splice Today
Read More | Posted Jul 18, 2018
B- 34% Shock and Awe (2018) Harrelson's a joy to watch, as usual, as are Marsden and Jones, although Jessica Biel is given little to do as Marsden's love interest, and Milla Jovovich plays a nagging-wife role best left in another decade.‐ Splice Today
Read More | Posted Jul 16, 2018
A 95% Sorry to Bother You (2018) Sorry to Bother You works on so many different levels. It's a trenchant, timely satire about race relations, labor relations, late capitalism and much more.‐ Splice Today
Read More | Posted Jul 16, 2018
2/5 64% Sicario: Day of the Soldado (2018) The filmmaking and performances are first-rate, but the plot's lacking, and the film's overall values are repugnant.‐ Splice Today
Read More | Posted Jul 12, 2018
0/5 0% Gotti (2018) By treating its murderous subject as an unambiguous hero, it does what gangster films have been falsely accused of doing for decades: glorifying mobsters (Broad Street Review)‐ Splice Today
Read More | Posted Jul 12, 2018
4/5 94% Incredibles 2 (2018) Right there with the first film in the series, and marks another triumph for director Brad Bird‐ Splice Today
Read More | Posted Jun 21, 2018
1/5 7% China Salesman (2018) More interesting for what its production and creation says about the movie business today, than for anything that happens on screen‐ Splice Today
Read More | Posted Jun 21, 2018
4.5/5 90% Hearts Beat Loud (2018) One of the more heartwarming movies of the year, helped by top-notch original music and a pair of winning performances from Nick Offerman and Kiersey Clemons‐ Splice Today
Read More | Posted Jun 21, 2018
3/5 89% Hereditary (2018) One of those films that I didn't love, but nevertheless admired the gumption that led to something so completely bonkers to actually reach the screen.‐ Splice Today
Read More | Posted Jun 21, 2018
3/5 74% The Misandrists (2018) It's bold, transgressive and at times very funny, but doesn't pull everything together in the end.‐ Splice Today
Read More | Posted Jun 21, 2018
4/5 95% Filmworker (2018) Vitali emerges as a compelling documentary subject on his own, especially as we realize that his relationship with the temperamental Kubrick was often a curse as much as a blessing‐ Splice Today
Read More | Posted May 25, 2018
4/5 82% Deadpool 2 (2018) This film is so much better than Avengers: Infinity War that it's ridiculous.‐ Splice Today
Read More | Posted May 25, 2018
2/5 71% Solo: A Star Wars Story (2018) A strong cast and the beginnings of a compelling story are wasted by what is, whichever director or directors is responsible, some of the worst filmmaking in Star Wars history‐ Splice Today
Read More | Posted May 25, 2018
2/5 45% Measure of a Man (2018) It owes parts to a long list of movies that you're better off watching instead of this one.‐ Splice Today
Read More | Posted May 11, 2018
1/5 38% Life of the Party (2018) Wildly disjointed, with a plot and tone that are all over the map and character motivations that don't make a lick of sense.‐ Splice Today
Read More | Posted May 11, 2018
4.5/5 100% General Magic (2017) It's a fascinating look at what it means to fail, and whether a failure that changed the world is really a failure at all. (AppleInsider)‐ Splice Today
Read More | Posted May 11, 2018
2/5 73% Ready Player One (2018) A $175 million, effect-laden sci-fi epic that's pitched at the level of a Tonight Show With Jimmy Fallon sketch- it's "hey, remember that thing: The Movie" (Living Life Fearless) ‐ Splice Today
Read More | Posted May 11, 2018
3/5 93% RBG (2018) Well-done, if not particularly groundbreaking from a filmmaking standpoint, nor does it tell us a lot that we didn't know already about the court's liberal lion. (Broad Street Review)‐ Splice Today
Read More | Posted May 6, 2018
4.5/5 95% Three Identical Strangers (2018) It's an intriguing, infuriating, and sad tale that unspools organically, in a way that never feels dishonest or manipulative (Broad Street Review)‐ Splice Today
Read More | Posted May 6, 2018
5/5 99% Won't You Be My Neighbor? (2018) If Mr. Rogers ever meant anything to you, this film must be seen (Broad Street Review) ‐ Splice Today
Read More | Posted May 6, 2018
4.5/5 87% Tully (2018) Reitman's best film in years and a reminder of everything that made him such a promising, celebrated filmmaker a decade ago (Broad Street Review) ‐ Splice Today
Read More | Posted May 6, 2018
3/5 26% Overboard (2018) Surprisingly effective, for an unnecessary, beat-for-beat, gender-flipped remake of a beloved comedy from 30 years ago ‐ Splice Today
Read More | Posted May 4, 2018
2/5 83% Avengers: Infinity War (2018) Too many characters, too much plot, too much everything‐ Splice Today
Read More | Posted May 4, 2018
2/5 31% Super Troopers 2 (2018) While there are a few laughs sprinkled throughout, it's far below the level of the first movie‐ Splice Today
Read More | Posted May 4, 2018
4/5 97% The Endless (2018) It's unheralded, but this film is a quiet, understated, gem. ‐ Splice Today
Read More | Posted May 4, 2018
2/5 32% I Feel Pretty (2018) Another failure for Schumer, no doubt, although this film at least fails in a much more interesting and thought-provoking way.‐ Splice Today
Read More | Posted Apr 20, 2018
2/5 12% Aardvark (2018) A clichéd indie movie starring three actors who are always welcome on screen, but fails to adequately use any of them‐ Splice Today
Read More | Posted Apr 15, 2018
1/5 14% Blumhouse's Truth or Dare (2018) A high-concept, gimmick horror film, and that's okay. What isn't is just about everything else, from performances to execution to the filmmaking itself.‐ Splice Today
Read More | Posted Apr 15, 2018
4/5 87% You Were Never Really Here (2018) "Features a gross, down-and-dirty performance from Joaquin Phoenix, probably the grungiest in a career full of them"‐ Splice Today
Read More | Posted Apr 15, 2018
4.5/5 96% Foxtrot (2018) A meditation on war, duty, family, PTSD, and Israeli identity, which is much more interested in telling a compelling character story than scoring political or ideological points." (Broad Street Review) ‐ Splice Today
Read More | Posted Apr 6, 2018
3/5 71% Acorn and the Firestorm (2018) It's no great shakes filmmaking-wise, but does put together a compelling story that was in many ways a precursor for the Trump era.‐ Splice Today
Read More | Posted Apr 6, 2018
4/5 83% Blockers (2018) Consistently hilarious. It's great to see a movie getting away from the creepy, unquestioned assumption that a father's job is to take extraordinary measures to guard his daughter's chastity.‐ Splice Today
Read More | Posted Apr 6, 2018
4.5/5 90% Isle of Dogs (2018) Another delightful creation of an impeccably built world just slightly off-kilter from our own‐ Splice Today
Read More | Posted Apr 5, 2018
4.5/5 96% The Death of Stalin (2018) It's a gamble that pays off handsomely-this is far and away the funniest film of the year so far.‐ Splice Today
Read More | Posted Apr 5, 2018
4/5 91% Love, Simon (2018) An uneven but ultimately winning coming-out story. It's one of those films where I can point out lots of flaws but then of them especially bother me ‐ Splice Today
Read More | Posted Apr 5, 2018
2/5 40% A Wrinkle in Time (2018) Mostly a dud, yes. It's based on one of those novels that's long been described as un-adaptable, only to result in a movie that proved such naysayers right. ‐ Splice Today
Read More | Posted Apr 5, 2018
2/5 86% Thoroughbreds (2018) Features an intriguing premise and a pair of strong lead performance from up-and-coming actresses, but fails to capitalize on that premise. ‐ Splice Today
Read More | Posted Mar 9, 2018
0/5 18% Death Wish (2018) An abomination, and the favorite movie of the year for people who like to say, "But what about black-on-black crime in Chicago?" ‐ Splice Today
Read More | Posted Mar 2, 2018
4/5 83% Game Night (2018) You wouldn't think "Fincher's The Game, except it's a comedy" would sustain an entire movie, but it actually does.‐ Splice Today
Read More | Posted Mar 2, 2018
4.5/5 97% Black Panther (2018) Much as he did with Creed, Coogler has once again transcended the form and made a whole other kind of great movie.‐ Splice Today
Read More | Posted Feb 16, 2018
4/5 63% Peter Rabbit (2018) This movie is highly enjoyable, and I laughed my head off.‐ Splice Today
Read More | Posted Feb 9, 2018
1/5 13% Fifty Shades Freed (2018) The series limps to the finish by overlaying the usual BDSM stuff on top of an uncommonly stupid thriller ‐ Splice Today
Read More | Posted Feb 9, 2018
3/5 28% Proud Mary (2018) Isn't anything special or groundbreaking, but it's watchable, competent and at times exciting, and deserved better than a burial ‐ Splice Today
Read More | Posted Feb 2, 2018
2/5 80% Film Stars Don't Die in Liverpool (2017) The biggest problem is a lack of any overarching reason why this was the story to tell about Grahame‐ Splice Today
Read More | Posted Feb 2, 2018
4/5 61% A Futile and Stupid Gesture (2017) An alternately funny and poignant rampage through National Lampoon history‐ Splice Today
Read More | Posted Feb 2, 2018
B- 55% Bilal: A New Breed of Hero (2018) Bilal: A New Breed of Hero is a lush, impressive animated film, from an unlikely corner of the world, about a story not likely known to most Western audiences.‐ Splice Today
Read More | Posted Feb 2, 2018
3.5/5 41% Den of Thieves (2018) Surprisingly engaging and entertaining for a January action movie from a no-name director that stars Gerard Butler. ‐ Splice Today
Read More | Posted Jan 21, 2018
2/5 91% Phantom Thread (2018) This one, I admit, completely sailed over my head.‐ Splice Today
Read More | Posted Jan 21, 2018