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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
2/5 31% 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 68% mother! (2017) An unsettling psychological thriller that goes for broke, and I admire it for both its unceasing momentum and stunning audacit‐ 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+ 75% Crown Heights (2017) A captivating story that's well-told.‐ Splice Today
Read More | Posted Sep 5, 2017
1/5 30% 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 88% 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 52% 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 38% 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 93% 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 48% 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 99% 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
4.5/5 82% Detroit (2017) A harrowing drama that's difficult to watch but nevertheless a significant cinematic achievement.‐ Splice Today
Read More | Posted Aug 4, 2017
4/5 88% Lady Macbeth (2017) Like Downton Abbey, except more violent and totally deranged, featuring a star-making performance by Florence Pugh ‐ Splice Today
Read More | Posted Aug 4, 2017
4/5 92% A Ghost Story (2017) Such a simple, wonderful idea, executed perfectly‐ Splice Today
Read More | Posted Jul 21, 2017
2.5/5 50% Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets (2017) One gets the sense this world has enough stories in it for three or four movies. It's too bad the story this one chose to tell is so weak and derivative.‐ Splice Today
Read More | Posted Jul 21, 2017
4/5 93% Dunkirk (2017) Dunkirk is very, very good- but it's not transcendent ‐ Splice Today
Read More | Posted Jul 21, 2017
2/5 93% War for the Planet of the Apes (2017) Isn't as visually impressive as its predecessors and has an unsatisfactory ending. It's the least effective of the three films‐ Splice Today
Read More | Posted Jul 21, 2017
3/5 84% Megan Leavey (2017) Comes across as bait for Upworthy.com, but the film is eventually quite touching affecting ‐ Splice Today
Read More | Posted Jul 7, 2017
4.5/5 92% Spider-Man: Homecoming (2017) It's a nearly complete triumph- and all it took was going back to high school.‐ Splice Today
Read More | Posted Jul 7, 2017
4.5/5 93% Baby Driver (2017) A rollicking action/adventure/comedy/romance/musical that finds a dynamite angle and sticks with it. Here's a film that's fun, and totally unabashed about it.‐ Splice Today
Read More | Posted Jun 29, 2017
3.5/5 78% The Beguiled (2017) Coppola is telling a smaller, more contained story than she typically does, and she makes the transition quite wel‐ Splice Today
Read More | Posted Jun 29, 2017
2/5 18% All Eyez on Me (2017) An unimaginative biopic , which follows the standard timeline of his career so straightforwardly that the screenplay is practically adapted directly from Tupac's Wikipedia page ‐ Splice Today
Read More | Posted Jun 20, 2017
A- 46% Rough Night (2017) Does the plot resolve itself too nicely? Probably. Do the character relationships delve into cliché? Sure. But the film does so much right that I didn't mind.‐ Splice Today
Read More | Posted Jun 16, 2017
1/5 16% The Mummy (2017) Of the many huge problems with The Mummy, the most fatal is this: There's just plain no reason to care about any of it. (Splice Today) ‐ EntertainmentTell
Read More | Posted Jun 14, 2017
3.5/5 68% Cars 3 (2017) Surprisingly winning. It expands on the virtues of the first film while all but pretending the second one never happened (Splice Today) ‐ EntertainmentTell
Read More | Posted Jun 14, 2017
4.5/5 92% Wonder Woman (2017) DC finally breaks its long losing streak with a satisfying effort- and all it took was changing absolutely everything (Splice Today) ‐ EntertainmentTell
Read More | Posted Jun 5, 2017
2/5 18% 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 20% 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 44% 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 36% 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 82% 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 89% 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 87% 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 48% 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 37% 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 26% 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 10% 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 91% 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