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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
67% mother! (2017) Not since Scream 2 has a movie with a top-secret plot made you feel so dumb for ever caring.‐ The Coast (Halifax, Nova Scotia)
Read More | Posted Sep 21, 2017
85% Ingrid Goes West (2017) [Aubrey] Plaza abandons her trademark deadpan to offer up a scarily out-of-control woman and it's electrifying to watch.‐ The Coast (Halifax, Nova Scotia)
Read More | Posted Aug 30, 2017
88% Lady Macbeth (2017) [William] Oldroyd asks a lot of the relatively inexperienced [Florence] Pugh, and she nails it, a box of steely reserve constantly threatened with toppling.‐ The Coast (Halifax, Nova Scotia)
Read More | Posted Aug 30, 2017
74% Landline (2017) Jenny Slate continues to be an endlessly charming screen presence.‐ The Coast (Halifax, Nova Scotia)
Read More | Posted Aug 9, 2017
92% Spider-Man: Homecoming (2017) Marvel has stumbled in the past by going too dark; Homecoming is an effervescent, witty, fun ride with a casually diverse -- culturally and in body type -- cast of teens to support.‐ The Coast (Halifax, Nova Scotia)
Read More | Posted Jul 13, 2017
77% Beatriz at Dinner (2017) It's a linemouthed condemnation of capitalism with one of the more shocking endings you've seen in awhile.‐ The Coast (Halifax, Nova Scotia)
Read More | Posted Jun 23, 2017
18% Baywatch (2017) Baywatch is exactly what you expect. At least it's fun.‐ The Coast (Halifax, Nova Scotia)
Read More | Posted May 31, 2017
44% Everything, Everything (2017) Everything, Everything is a nice little surprise, with a high rewatchability factor.‐ The Coast (Halifax, Nova Scotia)
Read More | Posted May 24, 2017
67% The Wall (2017) Doug Liman marries his former indie sensibilities to his contemporary action heart in The Wall, a surprisingly compelling one-man show for the British actor Aaron Taylor-Johnson.‐ The Coast (Halifax, Nova Scotia)
Read More | Posted May 10, 2017
91% A Quiet Passion (2017) The dependably astonishing Cynthia Nixon is Emily Dickinson in A Quiet Passion, the latest in Terence Davies' exquisitely made string of costume dramas.‐ The Coast (Halifax, Nova Scotia)
Read More | Posted May 10, 2017
17% The Circle (2017) There's little here, and nothing new of note.‐ The Coast (Halifax, Nova Scotia)
Read More | Posted May 3, 2017
80% Colossal (2017) Hathaway is fierce, funny, pathetic and affecting, getting to access the full strength of her monstrous talent.‐ The Coast (Halifax, Nova Scotia)
Read More | Posted Apr 26, 2017
66% Free Fire (2017) It has a breezy sense of humour, so it's entertaining. But the longer it goes, the grosser it gets.‐ The Coast (Halifax, Nova Scotia)
Read More | Posted Apr 20, 2017
88% Their Finest (2017) The always-welcome Bill Nighy is perfectly cast as the British film star Ambrose Hilliard, and Jake Lacy pulls major comedy out of the all-American boy who can't act.‐ The Coast (Halifax, Nova Scotia)
Read More | Posted Apr 19, 2017
No Score Yet Perfume War (2017) Inspiring and well-told.‐ The Coast (Halifax, Nova Scotia)
Read More | Posted Apr 13, 2017
89% Maudie (2017) It's beautifully shot, even if the painting often feels incidental.‐ The Coast (Halifax, Nova Scotia)
Read More | Posted Apr 13, 2017
80% Personal Shopper (2017) Assayas often centres Stewart, lithe and blank, in the middle of casually elegant scenes. You can't take your eyes off her. And you shouldn't, ever again.‐ The Coast (Halifax, Nova Scotia)
Read More | Posted Apr 5, 2017
61% The Zookeeper's Wife (2017) The whole enterprise would be unbearably stiff were it not for Chastain, one of our sturdiest and most empathetic actors, wielding her incredible jawline like a weapon itself -- Antonina is often afraid, but her bravery is unwavering.‐ The Coast (Halifax, Nova Scotia)
Read More | Posted Apr 5, 2017
No Score Yet Call of the Forest: the Forgotten Wisdom of Trees (2016) It's all very earnest and sobering, not to mention beautifully shot by the director himself.‐ The Coast (Halifax, Nova Scotia)
Read More | Posted Mar 23, 2017
71% Beauty and the Beast (2017) The movie is so well-cast that even the tiniest parts pop -- Stanley Tucci wears gold shoes and doesn't speak! Audra McDonald sings! -- and that's before you get to the peerless Emma Thompson as Mrs. Potts.‐ The Coast (Halifax, Nova Scotia)
Read More | Posted Mar 22, 2017
76% Kong: Skull Island (2017) Bizarrely entertaining, but not recommended.‐ The Coast (Halifax, Nova Scotia)
Read More | Posted Mar 15, 2017
3% I, Frankenstein (2014) Stabbing along at a plodding 90 minutes, I, Frankenstein is toothless and dull, with no fun to be found, a PG-rated Saturday morning cartoon at best. Keep swinging, Eckhart.‐ The Coast (Halifax, Nova Scotia)
Read More | Posted Mar 10, 2017
30% The Monuments Men (2014) This latest project from the Lake Como Vanity Project Yacht is all winky Ocean's 11 crap and way too many monologues from Sir George, whose film career has been coasting on alleged charm since Return of the Killer Tomatoes.‐ The Coast (Halifax, Nova Scotia)
Read More | Posted Mar 10, 2017
96% The LEGO Movie (2014) It's equal parts clever, hilarious and full of heart.‐ The Coast (Halifax, Nova Scotia)
Read More | Posted Mar 10, 2017
48% RoboCop (2014) Not funny enough and video-game violent, Robocop is more like a fanfic than a movie.‐ The Coast (Halifax, Nova Scotia)
Read More | Posted Mar 10, 2017
23% That Awkward Moment (2014) Three of the best young actors working-Zac Efron, Michael B. Jordan and Miles Teller-star in this tonal misfire that can't decide whether it wants to be American Pie or early David Gordon Green. And so we all suffer.‐ The Coast (Halifax, Nova Scotia)
Read More | Posted Mar 10, 2017
59% Non-Stop (2014) It was ok, enjoyable cheesy action.‐ The Coast (Halifax, Nova Scotia)
Read More | Posted Mar 10, 2017
80% Mr. Peabody & Sherman (2014) Like The Lego Movie, Mr. Peabody and Sherman is a story about learning to be your best self, and it's nearly as sharp and just as funny.‐ The Coast (Halifax, Nova Scotia)
Read More | Posted Mar 10, 2017
22% Need For Speed (2014) Paul is trying for James Dean but ends up at Steven Seagal. Dumb, dumb, dumb.‐ The Coast (Halifax, Nova Scotia)
Read More | Posted Mar 10, 2017
76% Noah (2014) Noah is incredibly compelling visually, as Aronofosky manages to bend the source text into an environmental allegory about how Man is the worst.‐ The Coast (Halifax, Nova Scotia)
Read More | Posted Mar 10, 2017
89% Captain America: The Winter Soldier (2014) So all of this critical foam about how The Winter Soldier is highly political with its internet leaks and whistleblowers is just the scum on the glass after a refreshing egg cream-a leftover, a thing to wash off.‐ The Coast (Halifax, Nova Scotia)
Read More | Posted Mar 10, 2017
60% Draft Day (2014) Kevin Costner's unexpected comeback continues with this surprisingly fine sports jam in the vein of Moneyball-it's not about the meal, it's about how the sausage gets made.‐ The Coast (Halifax, Nova Scotia)
Read More | Posted Mar 10, 2017
92% The Grand Budapest Hotel (2014) As usual, it's beautifully set-designed, impeccably scored and acted with all the emotion of Hannibal Lecter on a bender.‐ The Coast (Halifax, Nova Scotia)
Read More | Posted Mar 10, 2017
90% Tim's Vermeer (2014) But the doc is worth a look for Jenison himself-a calm, engaging presence whose success you root for-and for its back half, which shows the process he goes through to recreate the setting of Vermeer's The Music Lesson.‐ The Coast (Halifax, Nova Scotia)
Read More | Posted Mar 10, 2017
20% Transcendence (2014) Well-made but just a bit muddy, Transcendence doesn't reach its goal height but looks good trying. ‐ The Coast (Halifax, Nova Scotia)
Read More | Posted Mar 10, 2017
44% Trailer Park Boys: Don't Legalize It (2014) There are some funny physical comedy bits-Wells is the best at them-but nothing especially riotous ever happens, and Haligonians will notice the city standing in for everything but Parliament Hill.‐ The Coast (Halifax, Nova Scotia)
Read More | Posted Mar 10, 2017
52% The Amazing Spider-Man 2 (2014) If she could just get away from him she would be safe. She would be free. She wouldn't be falling, falling, falling, needing him to catch her just one last time, and failing.‐ The Coast (Halifax, Nova Scotia)
Read More | Posted Mar 10, 2017
24% The Other Woman (2014) But, but, but: Mann and Diaz make a surprisingly entertaining comedy team, swiping at each other with impeccable timing... the whole enterprise is at least 40 percent better than you ever thought it could be.‐ The Coast (Halifax, Nova Scotia)
Read More | Posted Mar 10, 2017
73% Neighbors (2014) Neighbors is a surprise and a delight.‐ The Coast (Halifax, Nova Scotia)
Read More | Posted Mar 10, 2017
84% Under the Skin (2014) Glazer judges the men who die as he leers at Johansson in the exact same manner. Then there's a fire, and you wonder why you bothered.‐ The Coast (Halifax, Nova Scotia)
Read More | Posted Mar 10, 2017
60% The Grand Seduction (2014) The Grand Seduction is good-looking, well-cast and funny like an old CBC comedy. Totally fine.‐ The Coast (Halifax, Nova Scotia)
Read More | Posted Mar 10, 2017
90% X-Men: Days of Future Past (2014) Director Bryan Singer infuses some actual humour up in this piece, and even though the whole thing is a sprawling, stupid mess (JFK?), it's entertaining, which is the best you can hope for in a series on track to outpace Nightmare on Elm Street.‐ The Coast (Halifax, Nova Scotia)
Read More | Posted Mar 10, 2017
54% Fading Gigolo (2014) Tone-deaf, ugly to look at... Fading Gigolo is one man's tribute to himself, decades too late.‐ The Coast (Halifax, Nova Scotia)
Read More | Posted Mar 9, 2017
50% Maleficent (2014) The final battle, where Maleficent takes on her ex and his army, is exciting and horrible, but the movie leading up to it feels like an underwritten outline: Good > Bad > Good? > Dragon.‐ The Coast (Halifax, Nova Scotia)
Read More | Posted Mar 9, 2017
81% The Fault In Our Stars (2014) Woodley is one of our most interesting young actors-even though her post-Spectacular Now material has been subpar, this included-and they're great together. Even if you don't believe it for a second (nope), you're going to cry. ‐ The Coast (Halifax, Nova Scotia)
Read More | Posted Mar 9, 2017
84% 22 Jump Street (2014) The movie is neither here nor there plot-wise and needs some better female characters-ladycops, anyone?-but coasts merrily along on Tatum and Hill's tremendous chemistry and charm. Pointless? Yes. Fun? The most.‐ The Coast (Halifax, Nova Scotia)
Read More | Posted Mar 9, 2017
82% Tracks (2014) Directed with respect and grace by John Curran (We Don't Live Here Anymore), Tracks' endless sandscapes and harsh outback make for a lovely, vaguely experimental character piece in the vein of Kelly Reichardt's Meek's Cutoff.‐ The Coast (Halifax, Nova Scotia)
Read More | Posted Mar 9, 2017
18% Transformers: Age of Extinction (2014) In 1871, the Great Chicago Fire burned miles of the city, but it would be nearly destroyed by something much worse, 140 years later.‐ The Coast (Halifax, Nova Scotia)
Read More | Posted Mar 9, 2017
93% Logan (2017) The women do not suffer their deaths with any less violence. Three important men, named, with histories and layers, die too. The movie pauses and allows each of their passings a solemn grace, as dictated by its audience, single-minded and insatiable.‐ The Coast (Halifax, Nova Scotia)
Read More | Posted Mar 8, 2017
96% The Salesman (Forushande) (2017) It's a stoic movie, with the details of the offscreen assault unravelling slowly, and the climax is one brief, tiny bit of violence, but The Salesman has spent so much careful time building to it that it hits like a gut-punch.‐ The Coast (Halifax, Nova Scotia)
Read More | Posted Feb 15, 2017