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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
4/5 94% 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 77% 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 77% Beirut (2018) Jon Hamm scores his best post-Mad Men role yet.‐ AARP Movies for Grownups
Read More | Posted Apr 12, 2018
4/5 96% 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 74% 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 91% 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 73% 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 52% 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 95% 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
3/5 32% The Leisure Seeker (2018) The main reason to see The Leisure Seeker is the same reason Mirren chose to make it: her character, she has said, "is not someone withdrawing from life. This is someone rushing headlong into life."‐ AARP Movies for Grownups
Read More | Posted Mar 8, 2018
1/5 17% Death Wish (2018) This movie, a remake of the 1974 Charles Bronson film of the same name, is bad. But it's not the type of bad that's enjoyable or comedic - it takes itself too seriously for that.‐ AARP Movies for Grownups
Read More | Posted Mar 1, 2018
2/5 87% Annihilation (2018) Moviegoers attracted to this film's sci-fi/horror billing should be warned: It's not particularly scary, the characters aren't deeply developed and the plot is at best uninspired.‐ AARP Movies for Grownups
Read More | Posted Feb 22, 2018
4/5 82% Game Night (2018) The cast is worth braving multiplex crowds to see. McAdams earns her comedienne wings, and Bateman's subversive deadpan, which always works, works better than usual.‐ AARP Movies for Grownups
Read More | Posted Feb 22, 2018
5/5 96% Black Panther (2018) In the end, Black Panther is basically a really satisfying thrill ride.‐ AARP Movies for Grownups
Read More | Posted Feb 15, 2018
4/5 91% The Disaster Artist (2017) Funnier than Ed Wood and costarring James' brother Dave Franco, it's the best buddy picture about bad filmmakers since Boogie Nights.‐ AARP Movies for Grownups
Read More | Posted Jan 26, 2018
5/5 89% The Insult (L'insulte) (2018) ... even if you don't buy that prospect, The Insult is a terrific yarn with deep characters, superb acting, sharp dialogue and entertainment value that transcends its historical importance.‐ AARP Movies for Grownups
Read More | Posted Jan 25, 2018
4/5 80% Film Stars Don't Die in Liverpool (2017) Film Stars Don't Die in Liverpool shows Gloria Grahame's softer side -- so it's the absolute opposite of the noir films that made her famous. Bening convinces us that Grahame was, for all her eccentric genius and pride, quite soft-boiled.‐ AARP Movies for Grownups
Read More | Posted Jan 18, 2018
4/5 91% Phantom Thread (2018) Whether you fall for this fable or not, you have to admit that the film achieves an elusive beauty worthy of Henry James or Proust.‐ AARP Movies for Grownups
Read More | Posted Jan 11, 2018
4/5 82% Molly's Game (2018) Chastain's gritty yet sensitive performance is the big winner in this game.‐ AARP Movies for Grownups
Read More | Posted Jan 4, 2018
4/5 88% The Post (2018) Most fans of the film will fall left of the political center, but even those who think revealers of government secrets belong in jail will have to grant that Spielberg knows how to make a movie that punches emotional buttons. And the guy works fast.‐ AARP Movies for Grownups
Read More | Posted Dec 26, 2017
4/5 55% The Greatest Showman (2017) The music is grabby, but the story itself has problems.‐ AARP Movies for Grownups
Read More | Posted Dec 20, 2017
94% The Newspaperman: The Life and Times of Ben Bradlee (2017) This film perfectly covers the editor's personal life, public life and iconic status as the most admired journalist of his day.‐ AARP Movies for Grownups
Read More | Posted Dec 18, 2017
4/5 78% The Ballad of Lefty Brown (2017) The movie pokily moseys across its vast, resonant landscape, but like Lefty, it picks up the pace and gradually grows into a flawed kind of greatness.‐ AARP Movies for Grownups
Read More | Posted Dec 14, 2017
5/5 90% I, Tonya (2018) 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 92% 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 85% 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 85% 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 96% 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 92% 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 57% 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 76% 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 29% 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 96% 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 87% 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 67% 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
92% 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 35% 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