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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
2/5 81% 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
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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 74% 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 55% 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 88% 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 31% 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 50% 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 96% 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 30% 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
3.5/5 85% Darkest Hour (2017) Oldman's turn here at times feels like a great performance, and at others, like a parody of a great performance.‐ Splice Today
Read More | Posted Dec 8, 2017
4.5/5 92% The Shape of Water (2017) "A gorgeously rendered story of love, passion, and beauty"‐ Splice Today
Read More | Posted Dec 8, 2017
4.5/5 92% The Disaster Artist (2017) Hilarious... the film may be the best use to date of James Franco's off-kilter energy‐ Splice Today
Read More | Posted Dec 1, 2017
2/5 49% Roman J. Israel, Esq. (2017) It's admirably ambitious, with some great ideas, but its central conceit just doesn't work‐ Splice Today
Read More | Posted Nov 29, 2017
5/5 97% Coco (2017) A nearly complete triumph, with a distinctive look, truly virtuoso animation, and a compelling, tear-jerking story‐ Splice Today
Read More | Posted Nov 29, 2017
4.5/5 64% Chappaquiddick (2018) Not only is Chappaquiddick a standout treatment of this story, but it's a perfect film for these times (Living Life Fearless) ‐ Splice Today
Read More | Posted Nov 29, 2017
2.5/5 40% Justice League (2017) A significant leap for the DCEU: from downright disastrous, to merely flawed.‐ Splice Today
Read More | Posted Nov 18, 2017
3/5 81% The Square (2017) The film's wild ambition is commendable, but it doesn't handle all of the challenges so capably ‐ Splice Today
Read More | Posted Nov 18, 2017
3/5 29% A Bad Moms Christmas (2017) Sure, it's lazy at times. But here's a film that knows its audience and exactly what to give them. ‐ Splice Today
Read More | Posted Nov 3, 2017
4/5 92% Thor: Ragnarok (2017) Buoyed by a visionary director, strong usage of some of the Marvel universe's better characters, beautiful filmmaking, and a healthy amount of humor‐ Splice Today
Read More | Posted Nov 3, 2017
4/5 89% I, Tonya (2018) Successfully balances the tone of this bizarre story, which is horrifying in some respects and darkly hilarious in others (Broad Street Review) ‐ Splice Today
Read More | Posted Oct 31, 2017
4/5 92% The Meyerowitz Stories (New and Selected) (2017) Represents something of a summation of all of the topics and themes of Baumbach's career to date (Living Life Fearless) ‐ Splice Today
Read More | Posted Oct 31, 2017
5/5 96% The Florida Project (2017) An astounding achievement that looks like nothing else on screens this year (Broad Street Review) ‐ Splice Today
Read More | Posted Oct 31, 2017
4.5/5 99% Lady Bird (2017) Perfectly exemplifies Gerwig's filmmaking voice, even if it's her fist film as director. ‐ Splice Today
Read More | Posted Oct 31, 2017
5/5 93% Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri (2017) What's so special about Three Billboards is that it has genuine, sincere empathy for its characters, across the board ‐ Splice Today
Read More | Posted Oct 31, 2017
1/5 28% Suburbicon (2017) It's rare for so many talented people to come together to make a film as turgid and pointless as Suburbicon, a "satire" that aims high and comes up completely empty.‐ Splice Today
Read More | Posted Oct 31, 2017
1/5 64% Goodbye Christopher Robin (2017) Crushingly bad in two completely different ways. It's boring for the first half, and reprehensible for its second.‐ Splice Today
Read More | Posted Oct 31, 2017
4/5 86% Professor Marston & The Wonder Women (2017) A fast-paced, entertaining exploration of a rarely explored corner of pop culture history‐ Splice Today
Read More | Posted Oct 13, 2017
3/5 83% Marshall (2017) Generally well-told, although it's unclear why this particular story was the best Marshall one for a movie ‐ Splice Today
Read More | Posted Oct 13, 2017
3/5 83% Marshall (2017) A well-told film, although it's unclear why this particular story was the one chosen for a movie ‐ The Trend
Read More | Posted Oct 13, 2017
2/5 34% Mark Felt: The Man Who Brought Down the White House (2017) Doesn't add a lot to the Watergate movie canon or to the understanding of Watergate in general, nor does it have much of a read on Felt the man‐ Splice Today
Read More | Posted Oct 13, 2017
4.5/5 86% Battle of the Sexes (2017) This isn't just a history lesson-it's an entertaining treatment of a well-known and important story‐ Splice Today
Read More | Posted Sep 29, 2017
2.5/5 66% Victoria & Abdul (2017) Handsomely mounted, with a fine Judi Dench performance, but fails to give much sense of other characters' inner life‐ Splice Today
Read More | Posted Sep 29, 2017
4/5 81% Brad's Status (2017) A hugely cringe-inducing but still very poignant comedy-drama about a middle-aged man consumed with envy and jealousy.‐ Splice Today
Read More | Posted Sep 25, 2017
3.5/5 51% Kingsman: The Golden Circle (2017) Like the first one, only more so, and I mean that in just about every sense‐ Splice Today
Read More | Posted Sep 25, 2017
2/5 28% Rebel in the Rye (2017) An impressively attractive and well-mounted production that nevertheless conveys just about no understanding of who Salinger was as a person or a writer.‐ Splice Today
Read More | Posted Sep 18, 2017
4.5/5 69% mother! (2017) An unsettling psychological thriller that goes for broke, and I admire it for both its unceasing momentum and stunning audacity‐ Splice Today
Read More | Posted Sep 18, 2017
3/5 42% Goon: Last of the Enforcers (2017) Still funny, even if it totally lacks the original's element of surprise.‐ Splice Today
Read More | Posted Sep 11, 2017
4.5/5 85% It (2017) A wonderful sense of place, perfect casting, especially of the young characters, and it's really, really scary.‐ Splice Today
Read More | Posted Sep 11, 2017
B+ 78% Crown Heights (2017) A captivating story that's well-told.‐ Splice Today
Read More | Posted Sep 5, 2017
1/5 34% The Only Living Boy in New York (2017) It's a semi-remake of The Graduate that has nothing new or interesting to say; it's a "coming of age" movie about a protagonist who's 27‐ Splice Today
Read More | Posted Aug 25, 2017
2/5 91% Good Time (2017) Robert Pattinson's commanding lead performance is deserving of praise, but that's about it.‐ Splice Today
Read More | Posted Aug 25, 2017
3/5 50% England Is Mine (2017) Shows us Morrissey's early years, telling a coming-of-age story in a relatively generic way‐ Splice Today
Read More | Posted Aug 25, 2017
4/5 40% The Hitman's Bodyguard (2017) What this action buddy comedy lacks in originality and plausibility, it makes up for with a whole lot of fun‐ Splice Today
Read More | Posted Aug 20, 2017
3.5/5 83% Patti Cake$ (2017) Cliched, yes, but ultimately succeeds thanks to a very specific sense of place and a star that's uniquely talented‐ Splice Today
Read More | Posted Aug 20, 2017
4.5/5 92% Logan Lucky (2017) Soderbergh is back for real, with no signs of rust at all ‐ Splice Today
Read More | Posted Aug 20, 2017
2/5 50% The Glass Castle (2017) Fans of the book, and Walls' other writing, may appreciate the film- but otherwise, there's not much reason to see it. ‐ Splice Today
Read More | Posted Aug 14, 2017
4/5 97% Whose Streets? (2017) A compelling, nerve-wracking, and illuminating look at a fraught subject. ‐ Splice Today
Read More | Posted Aug 14, 2017
2/5 74% Landline (2017) This film looked great on paper, but an outstanding cast can't overcome a plot and '90s setting that never come alive ‐ Splice Today
Read More | Posted Aug 4, 2017
0/5 16% The Dark Tower (2017) A good argument that sometimes, "unfilmable" books are unfilmable for a reason ‐ Splice Today
Read More | Posted Aug 4, 2017