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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
3/4 93%

Arrival (2016)

"Arrival is at once majestic and melancholy. It's a grand endeavor, and Adams, at the center of it all, brings pluck and smarts and a deep-seated sorrow to her role. This is her movie, no doubt." ‐Philadelphia Inquirer
Posted Nov 9, 2016
4/4 96%

La La Land (2016)

"If you haven't succumbed to the joyous magic of La La Land by the end of the Fred-and-Ginger-flavored "A Lovely Night," well, then, pick up your Official Curmudgeon badge and head for the exit." ‐Philadelphia Inquirer
Posted Nov 3, 2016
3.5/4 85%

Sully (2016)

"At once a true-life drama about heroism and people working in harmony under exceptional conditions ..." ‐Philadelphia Inquirer
Posted Sep 8, 2016
2/4 59%

The Light Between Oceans (2016)

"Pretty sure I spotted a credit at the end of the movie for a tear-bucket grip." ‐Philadelphia Inquirer
Posted Sep 2, 2016
3/4 88%

Mia Madre (2016)

"Moretti knows how to orchestrate a good laugh when it's needed, but he can plumb more soulful, sorrowful depths, too." ‐Philadelphia Inquirer
Posted Sep 2, 2016
3.5/4 98%

Little Men (2016)

"As in the films of the French New Wave's Eric Rohmer, nothing cloying happens here, nothing plainly engineered to elicit emotions. But emotions are elicited - moral and ethical concerns are addressed, examined, defined." ‐Philadelphia Inquirer
Posted Sep 2, 2016
3/4 48%

Complete Unknown (2016)

"The movie brushes up against far-fetched soap-opera scenarios. The ending isn't altogether satisfying. Yet Weisz, playful and seductive, utterly confident, disarmingly vulnerable, delivers a performance that makes you forget all that." ‐Philadelphia Inquirer
Posted Sep 2, 2016
3.5/4 89%

Morris from America (2016)

"The truehearted insights in Chad Hartigan's Sundance award-winner - about adolescence, about alienation, about parenting, about race - make it a must-see." ‐Philadelphia Inquirer
Posted Aug 26, 2016
4/4 93%

Elevator to the Gallows (Ascenseur pour l'échafaud) (1958)

"Elevator to the Gallows, killer stuff." ‐Philadelphia Inquirer
Posted Aug 26, 2016
2.5/4 64%

A Tale of Love and Darkness (2016)

"A Tale of Love and Darkness loses itself in dreamy imagery, in its studiously crafted aesthetic. But there are times when Portman lets the toughness, the tenacity, the emotional heart of Oz's story shine through." ‐Philadelphia Inquirer
Posted Aug 26, 2016
4/4 98%

Hell or High Water (2016)

"Hell or High Water is at once a tale of desperation in hard times, and a keenly observed character study - or studies." ‐Philadelphia Inquirer
Posted Aug 19, 2016
2.5/4 59%

War Dogs (2016)

"Stop the presses: War makes people rich. Stop the movie: These people, who cares?" ‐Philadelphia Inquirer
Posted Aug 19, 2016
2.5/4 59%

Bad Moms (2016)

"Mildly amusing, moderately raunchy, mostly schematic ..." ‐Philadelphia Inquirer
Posted Jul 29, 2016
4/4 93%

Our Little Sister (Umimachi Diary) (2016)

"If you succumb to Koreeda's slow rhythms, the climbs up a hill to find a magnificent view, the walks along the beach, the simple peace of a shared meal, this is the kind of movie that will leave you feeling restored, maybe a little misty-eyed as well." ‐Philadelphia Inquirer
Posted Jul 29, 2016
2.5/4 56%

Jason Bourne (2016)

"Jason Bourne finally knows who he is. But Jason Bourne doesn't know how to process that information." ‐Philadelphia Inquirer
Posted Jul 28, 2016
2/4 70%

Café Society (2016)

""Life is a comedy written by a sadistic comedy writer," Bobby quips. Café Society, on the other hand, is a comedy written by a benumbed one." ‐Philadelphia Inquirer
Posted Jul 22, 2016
3.5/4 82%

Captain Fantastic (2016)

"It's a rare movie that asks such big questions - about parenting, about family, about modern-day America - and comes up with answers that are moving and meaningful, that make you laugh and cry." ‐Philadelphia Inquirer
Posted Jul 22, 2016
2.5/4 84%

Star Trek Beyond (2016)

"There is plenty in Star Trek Beyond for diehard Trekkers to enjoy, and director Justin Lin guns the action sequences - even if that motocross machine that Kirk is ostensibly riding looks totally fake and video-game-ish." ‐Philadelphia Inquirer
Posted Jul 21, 2016
2.5/4 69%

The Infiltrator (2016)

"As solid as Cranston, Leguizamo, Kruger, Bratt, and all the rest are, the built-in constraints of the movie format don't do their real-life counterparts full justice." ‐Philadelphia Inquirer
Posted Jul 13, 2016
3/4 73%

Ghostbusters (2016)

"Girl power and ghoul power - it's a winning combination." ‐Philadelphia Inquirer
Posted Jul 13, 2016
3/4 74%

The Secret Life of Pets (2016)

"The Secret Life of Pets is a pet-lover's loving salute to the domesticated animals we rely on to bring us comfort, companionship, and triple-digit veterinary bills." ‐Philadelphia Inquirer
Posted Jul 7, 2016
3/4 75%

The BFG (2016)

"In Spielberg's grasp - mixing live-action and green screen, CG and motion-capture effects - the 1982 children's story becomes a large-scale tableau of impossibly wonderful images ..." ‐Philadelphia Inquirer
Posted Jul 1, 2016
3/4 68%

Swiss Army Man (2016)

"A movie about the safe haven of imagination, about loneliness and despair and resilience, about obsession and, um, stalking." ‐Philadelphia Inquirer
Posted Jul 1, 2016
2.5/4 36%

Spice World (1998)

"Full of silly, swirling fantasy sequences and breezy backstage glimpses into their ``lives'' - not to mention an album's worth of new tunes - Spice World offers a fanciful view of fame and female camaraderie in the fabulous '90s." ‐Philadelphia Inquirer
Posted Jun 21, 2016
3.5/4 96%

De Palma (2016)

"Immersive and illuminating ..." ‐Philadelphia Inquirer
Posted Jun 17, 2016
3/4 94%

Finding Dory (2016)

"Much of Finding Dory is funny, and fun. But there's something kind of haunting about our heroine's memory thing." ‐Philadelphia Inquirer
Posted Jun 16, 2016
4/4 100%

The Fallen Idol (1949)

"The Fallen Idol finds innocence and inquisitiveness at odds with corruption, violence, desire, deceit - all the stuff that grown-ups trade in." ‐Philadelphia Inquirer
Posted Jun 10, 2016
2/4 34%

Now You See Me 2 (2016)

"What it doesn't have is any kind of real magic." ‐Philadelphia Inquirer
Posted Jun 9, 2016
3/4 84%

Maggie's Plan (2016)

"Fictocritical and funny." ‐Philadelphia Inquirer
Posted Jun 3, 2016
2.5/4 58%

Me Before You (2016)

"Shameless in every way imaginable, Me Before You milks the pathos for all it's worth, but milks the comedy, too." ‐Philadelphia Inquirer
Posted Jun 2, 2016
3.5/4 89%

Dheepan (2016)

"A story of survival, of assimilation - and of alienation." ‐Philadelphia Inquirer
Posted May 27, 2016
2.5/4 48%

X-Men: Apocalypse (2016)

"It's the end of the world as we know it - because we've seen it in a dozen other superhero movies by now." ‐Philadelphia Inquirer
Posted May 25, 2016
4/4 90%

The Lobster (2016)

"The Lobster is what would happen if Wes Anderson set about doing Franz Kafka, with a hefty dash of George Orwell thrown into the mix: surreal, comic, sad, strange, beautiful, sublime." ‐Philadelphia Inquirer
Posted May 25, 2016
98%

Love & Friendship (2016)

"Love & Friendship is a comedy of manners, and manors, and more. It's a comedy of empowerment and sexual politics, dressed up in the best Austen finery." ‐Philadelphia Inquirer
Posted May 19, 2016
92%

The Nice Guys (2016)

"The Nice Guys borrows from noir traditions and pulp fiction, throwing a fresh coat of smart-alecky comedy over the whole thing." ‐Philadelphia Inquirer
Posted May 19, 2016
1.5/4 38%

Pure Country (1992)

"Pure Country is an Elvis movie with a thick country twang." ‐Philadelphia Inquirer
Posted May 18, 2016
62%

Neighbors 2: Sorority Rising (2016)

"Neighbors 2 brings back most of the principals from the first movie, and then amps up the conflict by introducing a renegade band of college sisters." ‐Philadelphia Inquirer
Posted May 18, 2016
90%

A Bigger Splash (2016)

"A tale of love and jealousy, obsession and seduction, A Bigger Splash takes its time getting where it's actually going ... but that's all right." ‐Philadelphia Inquirer
Posted May 13, 2016
63%

High-Rise (2016)

"High-Rise doesn't shock at all. And if its message about elitism, isolation, the decadence of capitalism, and the phony pursuits of the bourgeoisie still rings true - well, sure, what else is new?" ‐Philadelphia Inquirer
Posted May 13, 2016
58%

Money Monster (2016)

"Even if Money Monster ultimately gets held hostage by its plot intricacies, Clooney, Roberts, O'Connell, and Foster do their jobs. It's a movie worth investing in." ‐Philadelphia Inquirer
Posted May 12, 2016
85%

Francofonia (2016)

"Francofonia is a brilliant meditation on art, on war - and what happens to art when nations go to war." ‐Philadelphia Inquirer
Posted May 6, 2016
84%

The Meddler (2016)

"With Sarandon in the title role, Scafaria has a winner: The actress tackles Marnie headlong, with heart and soul, trolling the fancy outdoor shopping mall for products to buy and for people to intercept and hang on to." ‐Philadelphia Inquirer
Posted May 6, 2016
3/4 90%

Captain America: Civil War (2016)

"With every new installment of the comic book franchise, the scale gets bigger, relationships get trickier, new forces enter the fray." ‐Philadelphia Inquirer
Posted May 4, 2016
1.5/4 9%

Rio, I Love You (Rio, Eu Te Amo) (2016)

"If the beauty of Rio de Janeiro is jaw-dropping, so, too, is the slipshod manner in which the aforementioned talents go about their business there." ‐Philadelphia Inquirer
Posted Apr 29, 2016
91%

Green Room (2016)

"[Saulnier does] everything right: the cast, the music, the editing, the way he leads you one way and then clobbers you (and some of his ill-fated characters) when you (and they) are least expecting it." ‐Philadelphia Inquirer
Posted Apr 28, 2016
8%

Papa: Hemingway in Cuba (2016)

"Hemingway was the master of less is more. Papa: Hemingway in Cuba - more is less." ‐Philadelphia Inquirer
Posted Apr 28, 2016
1.5/4 16%

Graffiti Bridge (1990)

"If, as has been reported, Graffiti Bridge is Prince's homage to the heyday of Hollywood musicals, he should have hired a director who looks at film as more than an extended music video." ‐Philadelphia Inquirer
Posted Apr 22, 2016
3/4 17%

The Huntsman: Winter's War (2016)

"Sampling Tolkien, Disney, and Grimm, The Huntsman: Winter's War lays on the pastiche in slabs, but no one is slouching here." ‐Philadelphia Inquirer
Posted Apr 22, 2016
3.5/4 97%

Sing Street (2016)

"Carney understands how music not only provides a soundtrack for a life, but can change a life, too." ‐Philadelphia Inquirer
Posted Apr 22, 2016
2.5/4 71%

A Hologram for the King (2016)

"Quiet existential irony, albeit diluted and distorted, still reverberates in this stranger-in-a-strange-land story." ‐Philadelphia Inquirer
Posted Apr 22, 2016
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