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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
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 29% 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 32% 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 96% The Endless (2018) It's unheralded, but this film is a quiet, understated, gem. ‐ Splice Today
Read More | Posted May 4, 2018
2/5 33% 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 89% 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 92% 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 39% 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 62% 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 79% 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
4/5 100% Paddington 2 (2018) Charming and enjoyable, despite the weird hook that has Paddington in prison for much of the movie ‐ Splice Today
Read More | Posted Jan 21, 2018
3/5 57% The Commuter (2018) Wildly convoluted and the key action scenes are shot in a subpar way, but the film leans into its ridiculousness‐ Splice Today
Read More | Posted Jan 21, 2018
2/5 82% Molly's Game (2018) Avoids the many writing pitfalls that Sorkin has repeatedly fallen in throughout his career, we don't get a whole lot of Good Sorkin from it either‐ Splice Today
Read More | Posted Jan 5, 2018
3/5 77% All the Money in the World (2017) Nothing actually on screen is quite as impressive or interesting as the story behind it. ‐ Splice Today
Read More | Posted Jan 5, 2018
2.5/5 73% Hostiles (2018) Raises some interesting ideas, but it's too long, too slow and there's not much inventiveness in the filmmaking.‐ Splice Today
Read More | Posted Jan 5, 2018
3/5 56% The Greatest Showman (2017) Does so many things right, but one big thing wrong: It depicts Barnum as way too much of a conventional hero ‐ Splice Today
Read More | Posted Dec 26, 2017
5/5 87% The Post (2018) A wonderfully crafted and thrilling treatment of the story, one that never gets too preachy or overzealous‐ Splice Today
Read More | Posted Dec 26, 2017
1/5 32% Pitch Perfect 3 (2017) The series limps its way to the finish line with a weak, not particularly funny effort.‐ Splice Today
Read More | Posted Dec 26, 2017
1/5 51% Downsizing (2017) An ambitious effort, one that whiffs spectacularly in a way that only the most ambitious efforts can‐ Splice Today
Read More | Posted Dec 26, 2017
5/5 95% Call Me by Your Name (2018) One of the great coming-of-age movies, and also one of the great movies of teasing courtship‐ Splice Today
Read More | Posted Dec 26, 2017
4.5/5 91% Star Wars: The Last Jedi (2017) Demonstrates an understanding of the Star Wars universe and its appeal, while also taking it into wonderful new directions‐ Splice Today
Read More | Posted Dec 14, 2017
2/5 31% Wonder Wheel (2017) It looks absolutely amazing, but nothing that happens character- or plot-wise is the slightest bit compelling‐ Splice Today
Read More | Posted Dec 8, 2017