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Tim Appelo

Tim Appelo
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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
5/5 90% I, Tonya (2017) Nobody was asking for a film about a trashy tabloid tale from long ago, but everybody is applauding it now.‐ AARP Movies for Grownups
Read More | Posted Dec 7, 2017
5/5 95% The Shape of Water (2017) The bad guys are a bit cliched, but you've never seen a film with the drifty, incredibly dreamy look of this masterpiece.‐ AARP Movies for Grownups
Read More | Posted Dec 7, 2017
5/5 97% Coco (2017) Besides being the first great Pixar movie about Hispanics, Coco is the best film about Alzheimer's since Marjorie Prime and Away From Her.‐ AARP Movies for Grownups
Read More | Posted Nov 30, 2017
5/5 99% Lady Bird (2017) First-time director Greta Gerwig has created a film that's heartfelt, sometimes heartbreaking and a sure Oscar contender.‐ AARP Movies for Grownups
Read More | Posted Nov 30, 2017
4/5 80% The Man Who Invented Christmas (2017) Like Shakespeare in Love or Finding Neverland, the film depicts the visions and revisions leading up to a masterpiece, the random bits of life that intrude on the author and flow out of his pen to the page.‐ AARP Movies for Grownups
Read More | Posted Nov 30, 2017
4/5 87% Darkest Hour (2017) What distinguishes Darkest Hour is that it's a film based on words: the three famous speeches Britain's prime minister rallied the world with in 1940.‐ AARP Movies for Grownups
Read More | Posted Nov 22, 2017
5/5 86% Wonder (2017) This tearjerker (based on the mega-best-selling book by R.J. Palacio ) is a blazingly humane and shamelessly wish-fulfilling film - the rare kind that will appeal to both kids and adults.‐ AARP Movies for Grownups
Read More | Posted Nov 16, 2017
5/5 97% Mudbound (2017) What redeems all this sprawl is Rees' precision, thoughtfulness, and sheer authenticity. ‐ AARP Movies for Grownups
Read More | Posted Nov 16, 2017
5/5 93% Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri (2017) There has never been a better time for a woman-centric movie, especially one about a smart, angry woman.‐ AARP Movies for Grownups
Read More | Posted Nov 16, 2017
4/5 58% Murder On The Orient Express (2017) You don't find many ensembles to match these terrified homicide perpetrators or victims.‐ AARP Movies for Grownups
Read More | Posted Nov 9, 2017
4/5 79% The Killing of a Sacred Deer (2017) While the magic monster boy is a dark force of nature, even more scary is what's in the parents' hearts.‐ AARP Movies for Grownups
Read More | Posted Nov 3, 2017
3/5 73% Last Flag Flying (2017) But this one's not about war. It's about the aftermath in three guys' hearts.‐ AARP Movies for Grownups
Read More | Posted Nov 3, 2017
2/5 28% Suburbicon (2017) One day Clooney will be an American master in the directors pantheon, I think. But Suburbicon won't be the film to put him there.‐ AARP Movies for Grownups
Read More | Posted Oct 27, 2017
4/5 87% Novitiate (2017) The story is episodic, rigorously based on 1960s diaries and sources, but that's what makes it so authentic.‐ AARP Movies for Grownups
Read More | Posted Oct 27, 2017
5/5 95% The Florida Project (2017) The best, most heartbreakingly inspiring film of the year. ‐ AARP Movies for Grownups
Read More | Posted Oct 20, 2017
5/5 89% Only the Brave (2017) It's refreshing to see older actors in roles that command respect, instead of going for the cheap laughs Hollywood often associates with age.‐ AARP Movies for Grownups
Read More | Posted Oct 20, 2017
4/5 71% Wonderstruck (2017) Flawed as it is, like any of [Todd] Haynes' films it soars into a weird empyrean nobody but he can reach.‐ AARP Movies for Grownups
Read More | Posted Oct 20, 2017
4/5 98% Lucky (2017) Harry Dean Stanton died at 91 just before the release of this movie, which brings us the talented actor in his biggest role since 1984.‐ AARP Movies for Grownups
Read More | Posted Oct 5, 2017
91% Our Souls at Night (2017) If you want to catch two actors at the peak of their powers, what are you waiting for?‐ AARP Movies for Grownups
Read More | Posted Sep 28, 2017
4/5 33% Mark Felt: The Man Who Brought Down the White House (2017) Rather than use his finesse on behalf of his own power drive, Felt is devoted to something more abstract: the rule of law.‐ AARP Movies for Grownups
Read More | Posted Sep 28, 2017
5/5 87% American Made (2017) Still bizarrely boyish, Tom Cruise, 55, hits a recent career high in Doug Liman's American Made.‐ AARP Movies for Grownups
Read More | Posted Sep 28, 2017
3/5 68% mother! (2017) The dialogue is riddled with clichés and the plot is predictable, but the chase scenes are better than Logan Lucky's and the pulse-pounding, terrorist-stomping narrative will hold your interest right until the end.‐ AARP Movies for Grownups
Read More | Posted Sep 22, 2017
2/5 82% Brad's Status (2017) Navel-gazing Sacramento insomniac Brad shares his narcissistic agony via voiceover, categorizing his shortcomings while sweating through a Harvard visit with his caring, unconflicted piano prodigy teen.‐ AARP Movies for Grownups
Read More | Posted Sep 22, 2017
4/5 65% Victoria & Abdul (2017) If you crave a fix of Brit royalty while waiting for The Crown Season 2 - or are a Dench fan, and who isn't? - this is your jam.‐ AARP Movies for Grownups
Read More | Posted Sep 22, 2017
3/5 51% Kingsman: The Golden Circle (2017) Matthew Vaughn has made six better films, including the first Kingsman, but this sequel's fun.‐ AARP Movies for Grownups
Read More | Posted Sep 22, 2017
3/5 86% Battle of the Sexes (2017) The movie is stolen by putative supporting player Steve Carell. He's so able to find the heartrending desperation behind Riggs' show-biz chauvinism that he might have viewers developing a rooting interest in the wrong side of history.‐ AARP Movies for Grownups
Read More | Posted Sep 22, 2017
3/5 34% American Assassin (2017) There's scarcely a beat you can't foresee, but it doesn't matter, because the pulse-pounding, terrorist-stomping narrative don't need no stinking plot.‐ AARP Movies for Grownups
Read More | Posted Sep 15, 2017
4/5 85% It (2017) While at some points the movie's effects get in its own way and some of the main characters feel slightly underdeveloped, it's a thrilling entry in the genre and one of the better King adaptations.‐ AARP Movies for Grownups
Read More | Posted Sep 7, 2017
1/5 71% Viceroy's House (2017) ... bland as a carob brownie and quite confusing.‐ AARP Movies for Grownups
Read More | Posted Sep 1, 2017
2/5 16% The Dark Tower (2017) The long-awaited $60 million film of his Dark Tower series is a critic's piñata and a commercial flop. ‐ AARP Movies for Grownups
Read More | Posted Aug 24, 2017
40% The Hitman's Bodyguard (2017) [Hitman's Bodyguard] is a fun, diverting flick despite its witless derivativeness.‐ AARP Movies for Grownups
Read More | Posted Aug 24, 2017
4/5 93% Logan Lucky (2017) All national and industry politics aside, Logan Lucky is a high-octane gas, a shaggy-dog story that's hard to outguess.‐ AARP Movies for Grownups
Read More | Posted Aug 24, 2017
5/5 89% Marjorie Prime (2017) For everyone who has urgent unfinished business with somebody, or fears of dementia, or of being a caretaker, this movie has something to say.‐ AARP Movies for Grownups
Read More | Posted Aug 19, 2017
3/5 49% The Glass Castle (2017) Brie Larson (Room) does a nice job as star of this painful, inspiring true story of Jeannette Walls' rise from a childhood of lurid poverty and bizarre parenting to Park Avenue and writerly fame, based on Walls' superb mega-bestselling memoir.‐ AARP Movies for Grownups
Read More | Posted Aug 16, 2017
4/5 88% Maudie (2017) There's not much in the way of plot, but the film's simple beauty, gorgeous scenery, and marvelous acting by Hawkins and Hawke make this one to see.‐ AARP Movies for Grownups
Read More | Posted Aug 3, 2017
5/5 98% The Big Sick (2017) The Big Sick is so funny and so heartfelt it leaves the audience delighted, while expertly examining romance, relationships and the importance of family.‐ AARP Movies for Grownups
Read More | Posted Aug 3, 2017
5/5 93% Baby Driver (2017) Even if you're not usually into movies featuring high-speed car chases and gratuitous violence - you'll want to give this one a shot.‐ AARP Movies for Grownups
Read More | Posted Aug 3, 2017
4/5 86% Okja (2017) Okja is a chaotic but dazzling mash-up of genres, styles and moods from the electrifying director Bong Joon-ho.‐ AARP Movies for Grownups
Read More | Posted Aug 3, 2017
3/5 76% Atomic Blonde (2017) Atomic Blonde is a wild, sordid, violent ride.‐ AARP Movies for Grownups
Read More | Posted Aug 3, 2017
1/5 78% An Inconvenient Sequel: Truth To Power (2017) We're left with a laughably forced ending: The Earth is getting hotter, but you can make a difference, as long as you attend Al Gore's Climate Reality Leadership Corps training‐ AARP Movies for Grownups
Read More | Posted Aug 3, 2017
4/5 83% Detroit (2017) John Boyega is fascinating as Melvin Dismukes, a black security guard who tried to mediate between the cops and victims. He's humane, tense, cautious -- a man caught between two racial worlds at war.‐ AARP Movies for Grownups
Read More | Posted Aug 3, 2017
3/5 74% Landline (2017) OK, the setup is familiar, but the dialogue is smart -- thanks to young director Gillian Robespierre and co-writer Elisabeth Holm -- and the acting makes it fresh.‐ AARP Movies for Grownups
Read More | Posted Jul 27, 2017
5/5 92% Dunkirk (2017) The most stunning movie of 2017.‐ AARP Movies for Grownups
Read More | Posted Jul 24, 2017
5/5 78% The Beguiled (2017) Kidman is as ruthless and vulnerable as we've ever seen her.‐ AARP Movies for Grownups
Read More | Posted Jul 11, 2017
4/5 77% The Hero (2017) Elliott and Prepon effortlessly navigate the script's occasionally clunky or clichéd moments, and I repeat that their May-December romance isn't the usual contrived stuff. They're the genuine article.‐ AARP Movies for Grownups
Read More | Posted Jul 11, 2017
4/5 92% Spider-Man: Homecoming (2017) This is the best Spidey movie since 2004's Spider-Man 2.‐ AARP Movies for Grownups
Read More | Posted Jul 11, 2017
2/5 18% Once Upon a Time in Venice (2017) It's good to have Bruce Willis back in a lead role as a wiseacre private eye, though this shambling shaggy-dog story about a kidnapped pooch is like a stoned student film with major stars, or a cross between Inherent Vice and The Big Lebowski.‐ AARP Movies for Grownups
Read More | Posted Jun 19, 2017
2/5 49% Churchill (2017) However bogus, Churchill is worth seeing for the actor's imaginative redemption of ham-fisted screenwriting.‐ AARP Movies for Grownups
Read More | Posted Jun 19, 2017
3/5 45% Paris Can Wait (Bonjour Anne) (2017) Can't get to France this summer? Catch a cinematic ride from Cannes to the Seine in Paris Can Wait.‐ AARP Movies for Grownups
Read More | Posted Jun 19, 2017
2/5 16% The Mummy (2017) It's mildly entertaining, though its numerous famous screenwriters won't be bragging at parties about its originality.‐ AARP Movies for Grownups
Read More | Posted Jun 19, 2017