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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
3.5/4 92%

Anomalisa (2015)

"Everything moves in small, sleepy slices like that, but the film remains rife with tension -- mostly between Michael's ears." ‐Cambridge Day
Posted Feb 1, 2016
3.5/4 81%

The Revenant (2015)

"The culmination doesn't deliver any burning revelation, but the long, bloody crawl through frozen hell ultimately becomes a contemplation on man and morality outside the confines of a law-bound society." ‐Cambridge Day
Posted Feb 1, 2016
2/4 30%

Mojave (2016)

"The roots of deconstructing Hollywood and the cancerous underbelly of privilege and fame hang there but never quite connect in a meaningful way." ‐Cambridge Day
Posted Feb 1, 2016
3/4 88%

The Big Short (2015)

"The film flies by, a wicked spin through a wicked time when everyone was guilty, no one was held accountable and the winners, who risked it all, felt like losers amid the devastation and loss." ‐Cambridge Day
Posted Dec 29, 2015
3/4 61%

Concussion (2015)

"It's a cautionary tale that should make those driving the NFL moneymaker take pause more than they already have." ‐Cambridge Day
Posted Dec 29, 2015
2.5/4 60%

Joy (2015)

"Joy marks more of the same - not a bad thing, as it features the ever determined yet effervescent Jennifer Lawrence, back under Russell's instruct for the third time. " ‐Cambridge Day
Posted Dec 23, 2015
3/4 93%

The Hunting Ground (2015)

"The whole thing made me fearful for my daughter and ashamed. The Hunting Ground underscores all that and brings to light the faces wronged and those looking to make it stop." ‐Cambridge Day
Posted Dec 21, 2015
3/4 97%

An Honest Liar (2015)

"In the end, when all the shells have been shuffled and it's time to pull back the curtain, An Honest Liar is less about amazing you than it is about touching you." ‐Cambridge Day
Posted Dec 21, 2015
2.5/4 17%

The Gunman (2015)

"The matters of politics of exploitation and corporate greed get put up there on screen with great, chest-beating solemnity, but in the end... they become nothing more than the slack, cartoonish motivations of an archvillain in a Bond flick." ‐Cambridge Day
Posted Dec 21, 2015
3/4 72%

Magician: The Astonishing Life and Work of Orson Welles (2014)

"What Workman has assembled is the kind of film Welles would have been happy to part of. It's a unique, warm and fair portrait of a man who was both genius and joke and well aware of it." ‐Cambridge Day
Posted Dec 21, 2015
2.5/4 89%

White God (2015)

"White God is something bold and experimental. Beautiful and brutal, and even with its shortcomings and derivative leanings, it's a unique experience." ‐Cambridge Day
Posted Dec 21, 2015
2.5/4 72%

Roar (1981)

"I honestly can't say "Roar" is a good film or even a bad one, because it's both. But I can say there is never a down moment; there is always something to draw you in." ‐Cambridge Day
Posted Dec 21, 2015
1.5/4 51%

Unbroken (2014)

"For something that is supposed to be harrowing by definition, Unbroken never becomes much more of an ordeal than something akin to a wave machine unleashed in a calm, safe harbor." ‐Cambridge Day
Posted Dec 21, 2015

The Interview (2014)

"The Interview, conversely, is little more than a sloppy air kiss blown lazily under the banner of free speech." ‐Cambridge Day
Posted Dec 21, 2015
3.5/4 74%

Inherent Vice (2015)

"Inherent Vice isn't everyone's kinda trip, but it is righteous fun for those who enjoy the high." ‐Cambridge Day
Posted Dec 21, 2015
3.5/4 99%

Leviathan (2014)

"In the end, Leviathan feels epic and tiring, but all without a dull blip. It's something of a rigorous and challenging workout for the soul." ‐Cambridge Day
Posted Dec 21, 2015
3/4 92%

Star Wars: Episode VII - The Force Awakens (2015)

"Abrams and his fellow writers have gone deep to get back to what Star Wars was and promised to be. Force seeds it well with nostalgia, blood ties and galactic prospects for the next chapters." ‐Cambridge Day
Posted Dec 17, 2015
2/4 32%

Chappie (2015)

"Chappie fizzles, a cinematic short circuit that could have been." ‐Cambridge Day
Posted Dec 14, 2015
2/4 80%

Macbeth (2015)

"For all the slick film-school craft Kurzel layer into the project, it's sad that the bard's snappy poetic language is unceremoniously culled. It's there in pen, but falls limp from the tongue." ‐Cambridge Day
Posted Dec 11, 2015
3/4 74%

Trumbo (2015)

"It feels like you need a bit of a Google search now and then to anchor it, but in there pinning it all together handily is Cranston, who carries the film as effortlessly as Trumbo cranked out scripts for schlock projects." ‐Cambridge Day
Posted Nov 25, 2015
3/4 89%

The Hunger Games: Catching Fire (2013)

"Once skeptical, I'm now hooked." ‐Cambridge Day
Posted Nov 16, 2015
4/4 96%

Spotlight (2015)

"Spotlight is a rare journey into cinematic journalism that gets at the heart of its investigators' subject without grandstanding the personalities or personal lives of those doing the poking around." ‐Cambridge Day
Posted Nov 6, 2015
2/4 26%

Jupiter Ascending (2015)

"The seamless rendering of winged giant lizard henchmen and ornate spiracle space stations conjures up a transporting spectacle of wonderment that goes far to paint over the film's bland, derivative blemishes." ‐Cambridge Day
Posted Oct 21, 2015
2.5/4 91%

Bridge of Spies (2015)

"Spies too heavily (and slackly) relies on the grand backdrop of the Cold War and the pandemic anxiety of the time." ‐Cambridge Day
Posted Oct 16, 2015
1.5/4 25%

Fifty Shades of Grey (2015)

"Yes, there's tons of nudity, but erotic? No." ‐Cambridge Day
Posted Oct 14, 2015
3/4 85%

The Wolfpack (2015)

"The compelling quality of Moselle's exploration get a great boost from the motion-creating editing and frenetic metal score, not to mention her caring touch." ‐Cambridge Day
Posted Oct 9, 2015
3/4 95%

Wild Tales (2015)

"Given the construct of "Wild Tales" it's too early to induct Szifrón into the company of Alejandro González Iñárritu and Alfonso Cuarón as the next great Latino auteur, but he's a sure contender." ‐Cambridge Day
Posted Oct 3, 2015
2.5/4 85%

John Wick (2014)

"Overall, Wick is a whimsical, but satisfying shoot-'em-up. Not all of the bullets hit the mark, but that's not really the point." ‐Cambridge Day
Posted Oct 3, 2015
3/4 72%

Pawn Sacrifice (2015)

"[Zwick] remains respectful of Fischer and his legacy, but also checks the record. It's a bittersweet depiction, a transcendent Horatio Alger tale entwined in a Greek tragedy." ‐Cambridge Day
Posted Sep 25, 2015
3/4 75%

Black Mass (2015)

"A mixed bag, full of diamonds in the rough and a few precious gems." ‐Cambridge Day
Posted Sep 17, 2015
3/4 74%

7 Chinese Brothers (2015)

"It's a small film, with some great performances and one irrefutably cute dog." ‐Cambridge Day
Posted Sep 11, 2015
2/4 93%

The Black Panthers: Vanguard Of The Revolution (2015)

"In the end, Vanguard becomes more of a nostalgic ode than a plumbing of history." ‐Cambridge Day
Posted Sep 11, 2015
3/4 93%

The Duke Of Burgundy (2015)

"The women carry it off with aplomb, especially D'Anna, whose big brown eyes and pouty lips convey perfectly her character's needy obsequiousness." ‐Cambridge Day
Posted Sep 11, 2015
3/4 83%

Results (2015)

"Thankfully, Results does not become a straight-ahead tug-of-war. It's a much more subtle and affecting odyssey of the soul, moving in pleasantly unpredictable turns that, while they don't always make logical sense, are palpably driven by the heart." ‐Cambridge Day
Posted Sep 11, 2015
2.5/4 94%

Black Souls (2015)

"There's no denying Munzi's hypnotic poetry and simmering macho cadence, but for all its bleakness, Black Souls could have been a gangbuster with a touch more soul." ‐Cambridge Day
Posted Sep 11, 2015
3/4 93%

Slow West (2015)

"There's much to admire here, but somewhere in the wispy sharpness and smoky grittiness of Maclean's venture into genre, intentions and passions become obtuse and ephemeral in a sweeping tapestry of ideals and postures." ‐Cambridge Day
Posted Sep 11, 2015
2/4 33%

Entourage (2015)

"Given the show's niche roots and the movie's ephemerally entertaining wispiness, the elevation of the series looks to be more swan song than rebirth." ‐Cambridge Day
Posted Sep 11, 2015
2.5/4 71%

Jurassic World (2015)

"Crichton's cautious, forward-looking book had Frankenstein underpinnings: Don't mess with Mother Nature, or the past. The curators of the park do both, the filmmakers do the latter." ‐Cambridge Day
Posted Sep 11, 2015
3/4 93%

Ex Machina (2015)

"Ex Machina, ever muted and somber, is imbued with a looming sense of dread." ‐Cambridge Day
Posted Sep 11, 2015
3/4 89%

Meru (2015)

"The stories of survival and resilience border on the superhuman and impress, as does the lucid cinematography." ‐Cambridge Day
Posted Aug 28, 2015
2/4 66%

Digging For Fire (2015)

"Given all the sexed-up tension and enigmatic buzz of a murder mystery, Digging for Fire doesn't ever really get dirty enough." ‐Cambridge Day
Posted Aug 28, 2015
6.2/10 20%

Air (2015)

"Feather light and full of unrealized promise, Air disappoints in not where it goes, but where it doesn't go." ‐Paste Magazine
Posted Aug 26, 2015
3.5/4 65%

Ricki And The Flash (2015)

"There's an overall lightness to Ricki, and Demme does a great job maintaining it, and also at reining it in. The whole cast hits all the notes, especially Streep." ‐Cambridge Day
Posted Aug 11, 2015
2.5/4 72%

American Sniper (2015)

"There's little doubt as to Chris Kyle's commitment as a protector of his country or as a father, but when the film ends, the definition of who Chris Kyle was remains a mystery." ‐Cambridge Day
Posted Aug 11, 2015
2/4 44%

Irrational Man (2015)

"It almost works, but in the denouement, stumbles (irrationally) and falls down the shaft of the absurd. If you don't see it coming, it's not because you weren't paying attention, but because you were." ‐Cambridge Day
Posted Jul 30, 2015
2.5/4 61%

Southpaw (2015)

"Gyllenhaal, who clearly relished getting into tip-top shape (he's ripped and shirtless throughout) for the project, gives it his thespian all, even as the plot gets tied up in the ropes of the old, the tired and the predictable." ‐Cambridge Day
Posted Jul 30, 2015
6.8/10 No Score Yet

Nowitzki: The Perfect Shot (2015)

"For such a rah-rah career-capping fist bump, The Perfect Shot offers enough surprises, insights and revelations to be more than just a Sports Center highlight reel." ‐Paste Magazine
Posted Jul 28, 2015
2.5/4 84%

Do I Sound Gay? (2015)

"From there the film ventures into famous-talking-head mode and follows Thorpe on his mundane quest everywhere." ‐Cambridge Day
Posted Jul 23, 2015
3/4 97%

Tangerine (2015)

"What Baker has cooked up here with verve, can-do, vision and a stellar effort from a cast who feel like they genuinely inhabit the skins of their characters should register as a jewel of wonderment and is most certainly a promise of bigger things to come." ‐Cambridge Day
Posted Jul 16, 2015
2.5/4 75%

Avengers: Age of Ultron (2015)

"There's something to be had here, with such fine actors and seamless interlacing into a mega fantasy world, but overall the embarrassment of riches doesn't quite pay dividends." ‐Cambridge Day
Posted Jul 13, 2015
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