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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
3/5 44% 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 95% 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 49% Equalizer 2 (2018) Gory and silly.‐ AARP Movies for Grownups
Read More | Posted Jul 19, 2018
97% 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 98% 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 64% 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 73% The King (2018) A rambling, lively, high-IQ cinematic essay.‐ AARP Movies for Grownups
Read More | Posted Jun 21, 2018
3/5 51% 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 51% 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 55% 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 90% 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 67% 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 52% 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 88% 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 71% 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
5/5 94% First Reformed (2018) Schrader's best screenplay since Taxi Driver.‐ AARP Movies for Grownups
Read More | Posted May 25, 2018
4/5 68% On Chesil Beach (2018) [A] gorgeously sensitive adaptation... it takes you back to another time.‐ AARP Movies for Grownups
Read More | Posted May 17, 2018
5/5 53% Book Club (2018) It's 50 times better than the Fifty Shades flicks.‐ AARP Movies for Grownups
Read More | Posted May 17, 2018
4/5 85% Let the Sunshine In (Un beau soleil intérieur) (2018) Binoche... has played lonely women before, but never one as poignant as the one in this utterly French movie.‐ AARP Movies for Grownups
Read More | Posted May 10, 2018
5/5 68% The Seagull (2018) A sizzling cinematic treat that doesn't feel like highbrow homework.‐ AARP Movies for Grownups
Read More | Posted May 10, 2018
94% RBG (2018) Smart, heartwarming documentary, which is sure to swell her burgeoning fan base, though it may annoy some conservative detractors.‐ AARP Movies for Grownups
Read More | Posted May 4, 2018
74% Paterno (2018) Pacino may collect awards for his thoughtful, moving performance, but he can't make the script a unified experience. Paterno is worth watching, but I'd rather see his next role.‐ AARP Movies for Grownups
Read More | Posted Apr 27, 2018
3/5 45% Backstabbing for Beginners (2018) Kingsley almost convinces you that losing 35 percent to corruption is just "the growing pains of a new democracy."‐ AARP Movies for Grownups
Read More | Posted Apr 27, 2018
4/5 76% The House of Tomorrow (2018) It's a heartwarming, emotionally realistic indie, and the scenes of Burstyn on a sailboat with Bucky are real.‐ AARP Movies for Grownups
Read More | Posted Apr 27, 2018
4/5 83% Avengers: Infinity War (2018) For a movie with dozens of superheroes battling in half a dozen war-torn worlds, Marvel's penultimate epic is remarkably orderly.‐ AARP Movies for Grownups
Read More | Posted Apr 27, 2018
100% Mercury 13 (2018) Echoes themes in Hidden Figures [...] watch this one right now.‐ AARP Movies for Grownups
Read More | Posted Apr 23, 2018
3/5 100% After Auschwitz (2018) The timing is excellent for Jon Kean's documentary featuring six women who entered the Nazi camp at ages 18 to 23 and made new lives in America, from a fashion designer to a Hollywood deli owner.‐ AARP Movies for Grownups
Read More | Posted Apr 20, 2018
3/5 46% The Devil and Father Amorth (2018) The Exorcist director William Friedkin, 82, took a handheld camera and filmed an actual demon expulsion by Roman politician-turned-priest Gabriele Amorth, shortly before his death at 91.‐ AARP Movies for Grownups
Read More | Posted Apr 20, 2018
4/5 95% Outside In (2018) Falco goes deep in a rare Hollywood grownup love story. ‐ AARP Movies for Grownups
Read More | Posted Apr 12, 2018
4/5 87% You Were Never Really Here (2018) Upsetting, dreamlike, original and beautiful in a horrible way.‐ AARP Movies for Grownups
Read More | Posted Apr 12, 2018
3/5 81% Where Is Kyra? (2018) It will attract a hardy few hard-core art house fans (and lots of major awards voters). ‐ AARP Movies for Grownups
Read More | Posted Apr 12, 2018
4/5 82% Beirut (2018) Jon Hamm scores his best post-Mad Men role yet.‐ AARP Movies for Grownups
Read More | Posted Apr 12, 2018
4/5 97% The Rider (2018) In his debut, Jandreau's soft, understated performance gives him the presence of a screen veteran.‐ AARP Movies for Grownups
Read More | Posted Apr 12, 2018
5/5 95% A Quiet Place (2018) A Quiet Place is a master class in how to keep audiences on the edge of their seats without gross-out imagery.‐ AARP Movies for Grownups
Read More | Posted Apr 5, 2018
4/5 80% Chappaquiddick (2018) Chappaquiddick doesn't solve the mystery, and some of its scenes are invented. But it gives a vivid sense of the people to whom history happened.‐ AARP Movies for Grownups
Read More | Posted Apr 5, 2018
4/5 73% Ready Player One (2018) The VR world feels like watching someone play a multiplayer game, but it's action-packed, incredibly skillfully done, and often wonderful, as when the hero finds himself in 1980's The Shining.‐ AARP Movies for Grownups
Read More | Posted Mar 29, 2018
3/5 48% The Last Movie Star (2018) Rifkin very deeply understands fanboy culture, and there's a moral spine to this Burt Reynolds fanboy's movie.‐ AARP Movies for Grownups
Read More | Posted Mar 29, 2018
4/5 96% Bombshell: The Hedy Lamarr Story (2017) The movie star who inspired Snow White's face had bad luck in Hollywood, but she was a drop-dead beauty who saved countless lives.‐ AARP Movies for Grownups
Read More | Posted Mar 22, 2018
4/5 89% Isle of Dogs (2018) Good fun to see with teenage grandchildren, but not too eccentric for younger kids to follow.‐ AARP Movies for Grownups
Read More | Posted Mar 22, 2018
3/5 74% Final Portrait (2018) There's no plot, really, but the actors are superb, the cinematographer also made The King's Speech, and this flick is the next best thing to running off to Paris to lead the bohemian genius life yourself.‐ AARP Movies for Grownups
Read More | Posted Mar 22, 2018
3/5 55% The Forgiven (2018) The core debate and both main performances are compelling. ‐ AARP Movies for Grownups
Read More | Posted Mar 15, 2018
4/5 96% Foxtrot (2018) A surreal, dreamlike drama.‐ AARP Movies for Grownups
Read More | Posted Mar 15, 2018
5/5 96% The Death of Stalin (2018) The chaos is darkly hilarious...‐ AARP Movies for Grownups
Read More | Posted Mar 8, 2018
3/5 40% A Wrinkle in Time (2018) Ava DuVernay's adaptation of Madeline L'Engle's bestselling children's novel is a stunning, colorful gem of a film.‐ AARP Movies for Grownups
Read More | Posted Mar 8, 2018