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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
5/5 83% Green Book (2018) Calculated to soothe your fears and make you feel good about America (and yourself!), you can't stop from leaping to your feet to applaud.‐ AARP Movies for Grownups
Read More | Posted Nov 15, 2018
75% At Eternity's Gate (2018) It's the best Van Gogh biopic ever, and among the most artful films about an artist.‐ AARP Movies for Grownups
Read More | Posted Nov 15, 2018
5/5 91% They'll Love Me When I'm Dead (2018) A window into Welles' hall-of-mirrors mind.‐ AARP Movies for Grownups
Read More | Posted Nov 8, 2018
100% John Leguizamo's Latin History for Morons (2018) It's certainly the least boring chalk talk in the history of U.S. history classes...‐ AARP Movies for Grownups
Read More | Posted Nov 5, 2018
3/5 62% Bohemian Rhapsody (2018) Glorifying and sanitizing.‐ AARP Movies for Grownups
Read More | Posted Nov 1, 2018
3/5 79% Halloween (2018) The ninth sequel to the immensely influential 1978 slasher movie is the first good one...‐ AARP Movies for Grownups
Read More | Posted Oct 18, 2018
5/5 88% First Man (2018) It's a contemplative, melancholy, moving film, but it also packs you into the cockpit for some of the most bone-jangling shaky-cam action you ever saw.‐ AARP Movies for Grownups
Read More | Posted Oct 11, 2018
90% A Star Is Born (2018) We're not watching. We're diving in with her - and ascending to an insta-stardom that feels real, not contrived.‐ AARP Movies for Grownups
Read More | Posted Oct 4, 2018
4/5 73% Bad Times at the El Royale (2018) The film lopes along, with occasional spectacular deaths and bad luck for all - except for viewers who like film noir.‐ AARP Movies for Grownups
Read More | Posted Oct 4, 2018
3/5 No Score Yet The Samuel Project (2018) It could use more of grandpa's drama and less teen dramedy, but it's heartwarming.‐ AARP Movies for Grownups
Read More | Posted Sep 27, 2018
4/5 85% The Sisters Brothers (2018) It feels fresh, like a Coen brothers western, only kindhearted.‐ AARP Movies for Grownups
Read More | Posted Sep 20, 2018
4/5 100% Tea With the Dames (Nothing Like a Dame) (2018) Tea With the Dames makes you see these four geniuses more deeply and realize that impaired vision isn't their main problem - it's society's occasional blindness to the value of our most mature, most valuable talents.‐ AARP Movies for Grownups
Read More | Posted Sep 20, 2018
67% Kursk (2018) A smart, sharp critique of Russian society akin to the 2014 Oscar nominee Leviathan.‐ AARP Movies for Grownups
Read More | Posted Sep 12, 2018
79% 22 July (2018) It's utterly absorbing.‐ AARP Movies for Grownups
Read More | Posted Sep 12, 2018
75% Jeremiah Terminator LeRoy (2018) Dern is her usual, brilliantly subversive self.‐ AARP Movies for Grownups
Read More | Posted Sep 12, 2018
85% Boy Erased (2018) It has a final revelation too wonderfully stunning to reveal.‐ AARP Movies for Grownups
Read More | Posted Sep 12, 2018
4/5 61% Bel Canto (2018) There's not a conventional plot, which doesn't matter, because what's cool and distinctive about the film are the touching small scenes between disparate people.‐ AARP Movies for Grownups
Read More | Posted Sep 12, 2018
38% Viper Club (2018) The dreamiest, most drifty Mideast terrorism story imaginable, so don't expect a pulse-pounder.‐ AARP Movies for Grownups
Read More | Posted Sep 12, 2018
84% Ben is Back (2018) Roberts hasn't been this good since Erin Brockovich.‐ AARP Movies for Grownups
Read More | Posted Sep 12, 2018
5/5 87% What They Had (2018) The best movie ever about Alzheimer's and its impact on families.‐ AARP Movies for Grownups
Read More | Posted Sep 12, 2018
69% Beautiful Boy (2018) Carell's performance, tightly wound but powerfully emotive at moments of crisis, is the news here, a banked fire of helpless rage facing a child blazing out of control.‐ AARP Movies for Grownups
Read More | Posted Sep 12, 2018
5/5 59% The Front Runner (2018) The screenplay is smarter, punchier and more realistic than Aaron Sorkin's The West Wing.‐ AARP Movies for Grownups
Read More | Posted Sep 12, 2018
91% Widows (2018) The thinking person's Ocean's 8.‐ AARP Movies for Grownups
Read More | Posted Sep 12, 2018
4/5 91% Kusama: Infinity (2018) This documentary captures her colorful, childlike gift and wild times, but it lacks a narrator to clarify things it keeps vague.‐ AARP Movies for Grownups
Read More | Posted Sep 6, 2018
3/5 90% Hal (2018) This uneven but absorbing documentary presumes that you already know a bit about Ashby.‐ AARP Movies for Grownups
Read More | Posted Sep 6, 2018
3/5 55% The Bookshop (2018) If you like British period drama, this may hit the spot, but it's an extraordinarily slow, low-key story.‐ AARP Movies for Grownups
Read More | Posted Aug 31, 2018
3/5 59% Operation Finale (2018) Has some of the appeal of Argo and Munich... The acting is great.‐ AARP Movies for Grownups
Read More | Posted Aug 31, 2018
4/5 82% Juliet, Naked (2018) It's a bit contrived, but it's a story contrived by Nick Hornby, 61, so it's also emotionally honest, sweet, melancholy, attuned to the nuances of pop music and its passionate fans, and funny in an ambling way.‐ AARP Movies for Grownups
Read More | Posted Aug 24, 2018
4/5 84% The Wife (2018) [Close's] entire performance, as artful as anything she's done and less emotionally remote than most, builds up to a final showdown that is nothing short of superb.‐ AARP Movies for Grownups
Read More | Posted Aug 16, 2018
3/5 49% The Spy Who Dumped Me (2018) Plays like Romy and Michele's Mission Implausible. Only instead of folding sweaters, they pile up corpses.‐ AARP Movies for Grownups
Read More | Posted Aug 3, 2018
3/5 94% Nico, 1988 (2018) Dyrholm captures Nico's paradoxical dark radiance, tone-deaf musicality and nihilistic vitality.‐ AARP Movies for Grownups
Read More | Posted Jul 26, 2018
3/5 51% Equalizer 2 (2018) Gory and silly.‐ AARP Movies for Grownups
Read More | Posted Jul 19, 2018
95% Robin Williams: Come Inside My Mind (2018) It's a life-affirming film.‐ AARP Movies for Grownups
Read More | Posted Jul 16, 2018
5/5 99% Eighth Grade (2018) Eighth Grade is low-key but a comparable landmark in the history of realistic teens on-screen.‐ AARP Movies for Grownups
Read More | Posted Jul 13, 2018
5/5 99% Won't You Be My Neighbor? (2018) The film, which particularly draws grownup viewers with its irresistible nostalgia, is powered by Rogers' world-class kindness.‐ AARP Movies for Grownups
Read More | Posted Jul 6, 2018
5/5 88% Whitney (2018) Happily, Whitney immortalizes her sweetness and her angelic talent.‐ AARP Movies for Grownups
Read More | Posted Jul 6, 2018
4/5 100% Leave No Trace (2018) This sensitive, brooding drama is an Oscar magnet.‐ AARP Movies for Grownups
Read More | Posted Jun 29, 2018
3/5 63% Sicario: Day of the Soldado (2018) [A] kinetic, incoherent but great-looking flick.‐ AARP Movies for Grownups
Read More | Posted Jun 29, 2018
4/5 89% Hereditary (2018) Despite the Academy's disdain for horror, Collette could win an Oscar for this incendiary performance.‐ AARP Movies for Grownups
Read More | Posted Jun 21, 2018
4/5 77% The King (2018) A rambling, lively, high-IQ cinematic essay.‐ AARP Movies for Grownups
Read More | Posted Jun 21, 2018
3/5 48% Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom (2018) J.A. Bayona does a fine job of blending Jaws' people-chomping with sweetness.‐ AARP Movies for Grownups
Read More | Posted Jun 21, 2018
3/5 52% Boundaries (2018) The acting triumphs over the predictable script, and it's worth going along for the quirky ride.‐ AARP Movies for Grownups
Read More | Posted Jun 21, 2018
4/5 56% Tag (2018) Tag makes you feel immature, playful and connected.‐ AARP Movies for Grownups
Read More | Posted Jun 14, 2018
2/5 0% Gotti (2018) For Travolta fans, it's worth tolerating the script's ridiculousness to see him get his gangster on.‐ AARP Movies for Grownups
Read More | Posted Jun 14, 2018
4/5 91% Hearts Beat Loud (2018) Like Lady Bird, this is a touching intergenerational flick with dark-horse Oscar potential.‐ AARP Movies for Grownups
Read More | Posted Jun 8, 2018
5/5 68% Ocean's 8 (2018) Actually, this comic romp is for everybody.‐ AARP Movies for Grownups
Read More | Posted Jun 8, 2018
No Score Yet David Cassidy: The Last Session (2018) In the poignant two-hour film, Cassidy - whose mother had Alzheimer's - confesses, "I did it to myself, to cover up the sadness and the emptiness."‐ AARP Movies for Grownups
Read More | Posted Jun 7, 2018
3/5 53% A Kid Like Jake (2018) An unusually realistic, emotionally gripping story with a top-tier cast.‐ AARP Movies for Grownups
Read More | Posted May 31, 2018
4/5 84% Pope Francis - A Man of His Word (2018) Wenders uses director Errol Morris' famous Interrotron camera, which permits him to film the pope talking straight into the camera with unique intimacy.‐ AARP Movies for Grownups
Read More | Posted May 25, 2018
3/5 70% Solo: A Star Wars Story (2018) This Star Wars prequel comes down to the charm and charisma of its characters, who are ... adequate.‐ AARP Movies for Grownups
Read More | Posted May 25, 2018