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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
74% In the Fade (Aus dem Nichts) (2017) Diane Kruger puts in a largely overlooked career-best performance in In the Fade.‐ The Coast (Halifax, Nova Scotia)
Read More | Posted Apr 19, 2018
92% The Spectacular Now (2013) A beautiful rarity of a coming-of-age story.‐ The Coast (Halifax, Nova Scotia)
Read More | Posted Apr 11, 2018
45% The Art of the Steal (2014) Completely fine Canadian heist movie.‐ The Coast (Halifax, Nova Scotia)
Read More | Posted Apr 11, 2018
6% Battle of the Year (2013) Proof that any movie can get made somehow.‐ The Coast (Halifax, Nova Scotia)
Read More | Posted Apr 11, 2018
95% Enough Said (2013) Gandolfini as a romantic lead is a curveball that works.‐ The Coast (Halifax, Nova Scotia)
Read More | Posted Apr 11, 2018
80% Don Jon (2013) Like porn itself, reaction will vary.‐ The Coast (Halifax, Nova Scotia)
Read More | Posted Apr 11, 2018
94% Moneyball (2011) It's mostly the Pitt show.‐ The Coast (Halifax, Nova Scotia)
Read More | Posted Apr 11, 2018
89% The Descendants (2011) For all of Clooney's coasting modes---arrogant, smug, debonair---it appears he's at his best when hapless and floundering. It looks good on him.‐ The Coast (Halifax, Nova Scotia)
Read More | Posted Apr 11, 2018
67% Friends With Kids (2012) Blends the disparate tones---dirty, sweet, funny and flailing---into a largely compelling, wholly watchable modern movie.‐ The Coast (Halifax, Nova Scotia)
Read More | Posted Apr 11, 2018
80% Catfish (2010) Confounding, infuriating and untrustworthy.‐ The Coast (Halifax, Nova Scotia)
Read More | Posted Apr 11, 2018
58% It's Kind of a Funny Story (2010) An earnest coming-of-age story toeing the saucy-sweet Juno line.‐ The Coast (Halifax, Nova Scotia)
Read More | Posted Apr 11, 2018
86% Black Swan (2010) Perhaps if Black Swan were animated, it might not come off so ludicrously.‐ The Coast (Halifax, Nova Scotia)
Read More | Posted Apr 11, 2018
87% Blue Valentine (2010) As adult relationship dramas go [...] you've not seen something as rich, nuanced and true as Blue Valentine in a very long while.‐ The Coast (Halifax, Nova Scotia)
Read More | Posted Apr 11, 2018
94% Outside In (2018) Falco is aces at this kind of performance-though it's quieter than we've seen her in a long time-and Duplass, who co-wrote the movie, nearly sags with sadness. ‐ The Coast (Halifax, Nova Scotia)
Read More | Posted Apr 6, 2018
92% Love, Simon (2018) It's more like a John Hughes film than a Sundance circuit piece, squarely in the middle, just like Simon. That doesn't make it any less special.‐ The Coast (Halifax, Nova Scotia)
Read More | Posted Apr 6, 2018
47% Red Sparrow (2018) [Jennifer] Lawrence does her best as always, but if you want to see a stylish spy movie that doesn't feel the need to repeatedly sexually assault its lead, rent Atomic Blonde instead.‐ The Coast (Halifax, Nova Scotia)
Read More | Posted Mar 8, 2018
81% The Party (2018) The Party's wackier moments are underscored by deft social commentary about class structure and systems that comes off as naturally and breezily as conversations about babies and music. It may appear slight, but it'll stay with you.‐ The Coast (Halifax, Nova Scotia)
Read More | Posted Feb 28, 2018
96% Black Panther (2018) ... it's clear that Coogler has the confidence of a filmmaker twice his age, and the skills to pull it off.‐ The Coast (Halifax, Nova Scotia)
Read More | Posted Feb 21, 2018
99% Faces Places (Visages, villages) (2017) ... a unique and fascinating documentary...‐ The Coast (Halifax, Nova Scotia)
Read More | Posted Feb 15, 2018
95% Call Me by Your Name (2018) What could be dismissed as experimentation is instead framed with care and kindness as a first love, woozy and meaningful, bringing this fantasy world somewhere universal.‐ The Coast (Halifax, Nova Scotia)
Read More | Posted Jan 17, 2018
87% The Post (2018) It's a classic Hollywood movie of the highest calibre.‐ The Coast (Halifax, Nova Scotia)
Read More | Posted Jan 17, 2018
94% The Breadwinner (2017) Parvana copes by telling fables of wild animals and quests-these sections are dense and vivid, paper cutouts on layered backgrounds, providing cathartic levity in a very serious movie.‐ The Coast (Halifax, Nova Scotia)
Read More | Posted Dec 28, 2017
75% Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues (2013) Should've been way funnier.‐ The Coast (Halifax, Nova Scotia)
Read More | Posted Dec 12, 2017
91% The Disaster Artist (2017) [The Disaster Artist] will surprise you at exactly the moment you think you've got it figured out.‐ The Coast (Halifax, Nova Scotia)
Read More | Posted Dec 7, 2017
92% Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri (2017) McDormand rips into this rich material, a broken woman fighting for all she believes is right, even when it's not. It's one of the year's best performances, in one of the year's best movies.‐ The Coast (Halifax, Nova Scotia)
Read More | Posted Nov 28, 2017
98% Dina (2017) It's a rather remarkable feat.‐ The Coast (Halifax, Nova Scotia)
Read More | Posted Nov 16, 2017
92% Thor: Ragnarok (2017) Thor's had a good run, let's get Hela lit.‐ The Coast (Halifax, Nova Scotia)
Read More | Posted Nov 9, 2017
80% The Killing of a Sacred Deer (2017) While it lacks The Lobster's conceptual dazzle and social commentary, The Killing of a Sacred Deer is a slow-boiling, sophisticated art-horror film from one of our most inventive directors.‐ The Coast (Halifax, Nova Scotia)
Read More | Posted Nov 2, 2017
76% Una (2017) Rooney Mara simmers in this taut, beautifully composed drama.‐ The Coast (Halifax, Nova Scotia)
Read More | Posted Oct 19, 2017
87% Professor Marston & The Wonder Women (2017) The scenes of the trio together, feeling their way through this new approach to sex and relationships, border on thrilling. ‐ The Coast (Halifax, Nova Scotia)
Read More | Posted Oct 19, 2017
85% Battle of the Sexes (2017) ... Stone merely underlines why her Best Actress win this year was the right choice, effortlessly carrying an ensemble cast-and major feminist messages still ringing out now-on the temples of her glasses.‐ The Coast (Halifax, Nova Scotia)
Read More | Posted Sep 28, 2017
69% 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
89% 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
74% 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
46% 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
66% 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
16% 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
68% 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
90% 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