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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
B+ 93% Life, Animated (2016) "There are moments of joy, revelation, connection, sadness and hope, and the film is very, very moving. " ‐ Detroit News
Posted Jul 22, 2016
B 75% Viktoria (2016) "This is writer-director Maya Vitkova's first feature and she deftly blends the mundane, the operatic and the bittersweet. " ‐ Detroit News
Posted Jul 22, 2016
B 64% Vice Principals: Season 1 (TV, 2016) "Danny McBride is his usual obnoxious, doofus, deluded, arrogant loser self in the new HBO comedy Vice Principals. But somehow this time it works. " ‐ Detroit News
Posted Jul 15, 2016
C 90% Neon Bull (Boi Neon) (2016) "Most of the movie is poking bulls, blaring rodeo announcers, time spent in the back of the truck as the bulls are moved from point A to point B. Not exactly riveting stuff ... " ‐ Detroit News
Posted Jul 15, 2016
B+ 100% Hunt for the Wilderpeople (2016) ""Hunt for the Wilderpeople" is a hoot with heart. " ‐ Detroit News
Posted Jul 15, 2016
A- 98% Mr. Robot: Season 2 (TV, 2016) "Remains one of the most dizzying, intoxicating, challenging shows on television, a gripping look at mental illness and brilliance run amok... It's a show that poses Big Questions and dares to leave them hanging. " ‐ Detroit News
Posted Jul 8, 2016
B 96% The Night Of: Miniseries (TV, 2016) "A gripping collision of race, religion, justice, incarceration and violence wrapped into a modern-day murder mystery, The Night Of may be the best limited series HBO has pulled off since the first season of True Detective. " ‐ Detroit News
Posted Jul 8, 2016
B+ 81% The Idol (Ya Tayr El Tayer) (2016) "Obviously anyone can see where this going, but director Abu-Assad wisely makes the journey fascinating by factoring in cultural and political considerations. " ‐ Detroit News
Posted Jun 24, 2016
B 61% American Gothic: Season 1 (TV, 2016) "American Gothic holds promise. " ‐ Detroit News
Posted Jun 22, 2016
C- 88% Francofonia (2016) ""Francofonia" is terribly over-directed and seems strange just for the sake of being strange. " ‐ Detroit News
Posted Jun 17, 2016
B+ 72% Animal Kingdom: Season 1 (TV, 2015) "As gritty, dysfunctional family, crime-fueled dramas go, Animal Kingdom roars with dark promise. " ‐ Detroit News
Posted Jun 14, 2016
A 100% Fireworks Wednesday (Chaharshanbe-soori) (2016) "Farhadi manages to skirt the political and focus on human emotion, deception and frailty with such force that his setting and artistic restraints are rendered near irrelevant. " ‐ Detroit News
Posted Jun 10, 2016
C 23% Feed the Beast: Season 1 (TV, 2016) "The show's biggest problem, though, is it's hard to like either of its main characters. " ‐ Detroit News
Posted Jun 3, 2016
89% Preacher: Season 1 (TV, 2016) "Bizarre, gory, fuzzy and intoxicating, Preacher could be a huge hit for AMC - if audiences are willing to wait around to find out what the heck is going on. " ‐ Detroit News
Posted May 23, 2016
A 87% All the Way (2016) "The film posits LBJ and King as imperfect men who sincerely wanted to do good, even if their paths weren't completely straight. Much of the backroom dealing and power brokering is revelatory. " ‐ Detroit News
Posted May 20, 2016
C+ 46% Houdini & Doyle: Season 1 (TV, 2016) "It's not necessarily bad, understand, just surprisingly underwhelming considering it's called Houdini & Doyle. One expects fireworks; instead we get consternation. " ‐ Detroit News
Posted May 3, 2016
C+ 43% Houdini and Doyle: Season 1 (TV, 2016) "It's not necessarily bad, understand, just surprisingly underwhelming considering it's called Houdini & Doyle. One expects fireworks; instead we get consternation. " ‐ Detroit News
Posted Apr 29, 2016
C- 8% Papa: Hemingway in Cuba (2016) "Richardson deserves better. Hemingway certainly deserves better. And so does the audience. " ‐ Detroit News
Posted Apr 29, 2016
B 79% Sunset Song (2016) "A tale of hardship and perseverance, "Sunset Song" is both visually lush and classically carved, if occasionally overwrought. " ‐ Detroit News
Posted Apr 29, 2016
A 99% Embrace Of The Serpent (El Abrazo De La Serpiente) (2016) "It is gripping, challenging, engrossing stuff, beginning to end. Seriously, what a film. " ‐ Detroit News
Posted Apr 22, 2016
B 53% Containment: Season 1 (TV, 2016) "This is a disaster movie writ large for TV and the simple fact is, it works despite some none-too-subtle turns. You can't help being enthralled by a story you wouldn't want to be a part of. " ‐ Detroit News
Posted Apr 19, 2016
B+ 80% Confirmation "The sting of Confirmation isn't how poorly the system worked then; it's how little things have changed since. " ‐ Detroit News
Posted Apr 15, 2016
B- 43% Game of Silence: Season 1 (TV, 2016) "This new limited series on NBC carries a punch. " ‐ Detroit News
Posted Apr 11, 2016
A- 96% Marguerite (2016) ""Marguerite" is a dark delight, a cringe comedy that skirts tragedy throughout, examining delusion, entitlement, denial and the question of whether the truth is essential. " ‐ Detroit News
Posted Apr 8, 2016
C 90% My Golden Days (Trois Souvenirs De Ma Jeunesse) (2016) "While the ghosts of teen romances past no doubt hover over many of us, after a while you might find yourself wanting to slap Paul Dedalus across the face. " ‐ Detroit News
Posted Apr 8, 2016
B 83% Wynonna Earp: Season 1 (TV, 2016) "It's all a bit fuzzy, but then it's all in good fun. Television has plenty of room for strong female characters. Welcome to the party, Wynonna. " ‐ Detroit News
Posted Apr 1, 2016
B 98% Aferim! (2016) "Somehow director Radu Jude's decision to film in black-and-white only heightens that sense of reality: It's as if the film is some ancient newsreel. " ‐ Detroit News
Posted Mar 28, 2016
B+ 33% The Bronze (2016) ""The Bronze" is a fiercely independent comedy, sure to be too startling for some, but that's its great promise. This world needs more pistols with this kind of firepower. " ‐ Detroit News
Posted Mar 18, 2016
B- 88% The Confirmation (2016) "Nelson ties perhaps too neat of a bow on the proceedings, but there's no denying the warmth and amiable spirit of "The Confirmation." " ‐ Detroit News
Posted Mar 18, 2016
B 93% Peggy Guggenheim: Art Addict (2015) "There's an essential sweetness to "Art Addict," despite its ribald tales and rich settings. Peggy Guggenheim simply loved art. " ‐ Detroit News
Posted Mar 11, 2016
C+ 93% Underground: Season 1 (TV, 2016) "The essence of Underground is both wrenching and eye-opening. " ‐ Detroit News
Posted Mar 9, 2016
B- 80% The Wave (Bolgen) (2016) "There are echoes of many other disaster movies good and bad here, from "The Poseidon Adventure" to 'The Impossible," but "The Wave" holds its own, thanks to the specifics of its place and characters. " ‐ Detroit News
Posted Mar 4, 2016
B+ 87% The Club (El Club) (2016) "Larrain makes all of his damaged characters somewhat likable and sympathetic (although the likability dims toward the end). Which only makes this meditation on mercy, forgiveness and twisted raw power more disturbing. " ‐ Detroit News
Posted Mar 4, 2016
B- 80% The Amazing Nina Simone "Was she driven to madness or driven by madness? There's no easy answer, of course, but it's a question worth more exploration. " ‐ Detroit News
Posted Feb 26, 2016
B+ 91% A War (Krigen) (2016) "Ethically challenging and occasionally brutal, "A War" explores the dicey nature of decisions made in the heat of battle and the grim consequences that may follow. " ‐ Detroit News
Posted Feb 26, 2016
C- 77% Vinyl: Season 1 (TV, 2016) "It's one more bad note in a would-be rock 'n' roll symphony that's full of them. " ‐ Detroit News
Posted Feb 15, 2016
B 92% The Lady In The Van (2015) "Jennings' portrayal isn't as flashy as Smith's - the things she can do with just a glance - but the balance they achieve is absolutely glorious. " ‐ Detroit News
Posted Feb 12, 2016
A 96% Son of Saul (2015) "Brutal and brilliant, "Son of Saul" may be the most harrowing film ever made about the Holocaust, which should give you an idea of how hard it is to watch. " ‐ Detroit News
Posted Feb 12, 2016
A 82% The Revenant (2015) ""The Revenant" is both draining and rewarding, and its power lingers long after its last gasp. " ‐ Detroit News
Posted Dec 25, 2015
C+ 75% The Hateful Eight (2015) "This is an impressive ensemble, and Tarantino has a true gift for dialogue and story twists, but in the end, all that talent seems to have been spent on pretty empty notions. " ‐ Detroit News
Posted Dec 25, 2015
B+ 61% Joy (2015) "It's all about Joy overcoming obstacles on her way to the American Dream and Lawrence imbues her with strength and resolve. The result is joyous indeed. " ‐ Detroit News
Posted Dec 25, 2015
B+ 94% Carol (2015) "Will love conquer all? Probably not. The bigger question is whether it will endure. The lush, beautifully acted and shot "Carol" answers this with a sweet smile. " ‐ Detroit News
Posted Dec 25, 2015
B 61% Concussion (2015) "Just in time for the NFL playoffs, here comes "Concussion," a movie that will hopefully give many serious pause about our nation's most popular sport. " ‐ Detroit News
Posted Dec 25, 2015
A+ 73% Youth (2015) "Sumptuous, sincere and built on aging bones, "Youth" is a wonder of a film, a look back at life's sprawling possibilities, dark corners and aspirations. " ‐ Detroit News
Posted Dec 25, 2015
B+ 88% The Big Short (2015) "The Big Short manages to be as enlightening as it is entertaining. But its ominous revelations linger long after it's over. " ‐ Detroit News
Posted Dec 23, 2015
B+ 92% Star Wars: Episode VII - The Force Awakens (2015) "Yes, it helps that the core group of original actors has returned, but it's more the energy, humor and simplicity of direction that has been recaptured. It's the overall vibe. " ‐ Detroit News
Posted Dec 15, 2015
B 80% Macbeth (2015) ""MacBeth" is serious business indeed, and in the hands of director Justin Kurzel, it becomes bloody serious business. Very bloody serious business. " ‐ Detroit News
Posted Dec 11, 2015
C+ 78% A Very Murray Christmas (2015) "The show certainly has plenty of diverse star power - Chris Rock, Amy Poehler and Michael Cera also appear along the way - but its shaggy approach wears thin until Cyrus shows up. Then again, save the best gift for last. " ‐ Detroit News
Posted Dec 4, 2015
B- 81% Chi-Raq (2015) "Outrageous, gaudy, clumsy, preachy, bawdy, bizarre and certainly topical, Spike Lee's "Chi-raq" is a political protest and a pop-culture explosion. " ‐ Detroit News
Posted Dec 4, 2015
B 77% The Good Dinosaur (2015) "OK, it's not pushing the boundaries of storytelling, but it certainly does the job. " ‐ Detroit News
Posted Nov 25, 2015
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