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Tom Santilli

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A- No Score Yet Obey Giant (2017) ...a fascinating documentary on street art.‐ AXS.com
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B+ 82% Mayhem (2017) Mayhem is a whip-smart satire and a workplace fantasy that should be relatable to anybody who isn't in the one-percent.‐ AXS.com
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C+ 57% Murder On The Orient Express (2017) Poirot himself would have pointed out several of the movie's flaws, with the real mystery being how can a movie with so much talent feel so drab? ‐ AXS.com
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A- 19% Daddy's Home 2 (2017) At this point, is there a better comedy duo working (OK, except Key and Peele) than Ferrell and Wahlberg? ‐ AXS.com
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A- 96% Mudbound (2017) Rees effortlessly has created one of the most sweeping and epic films of the year, as rooted and gritty as its subjects. ‐ AXS.com
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A 89% The Problem with Apu (2017) What we're ultimately left with is a very funny and timely film that points out how racism has so permeated our culture to the point that many can't even see it.‐ AXS.com
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B 98% Jim & Andy: The Great Beyond - Featuring a Very Special, Contractually Obligated Mention of Tony Clifton (2017) Carrey proves Aristotle right when he said: 'There is no great genius without some touch of madness.'‐ AXS.com
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B+ 92% Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri (2017) There were one too many contrivances down the stretch, but it's no surprise that Three Billboards has been talked about as one of the year's best films. ‐ AXS.com
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C- 40% Justice League (2017) The DC Universe has been out-of-step since the beginning, and not even Wonder Woman can rise above this dreck. ‐ AXS.com
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A- 77% Last Flag Flying (2017) It's another absolute "crushed-it-out-of-the-ballpark" film for Linklater. ‐ AXS.com
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C 80% The Man Who Invented Christmas (2017) ...this is one holiday movie that's as forgettable as a wadded-up piece of wrapping paper, and should be discarded just as quickly. ‐ AXS.com
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C+ 51% Roman J. Israel, Esq. (2017) But the film is not nearly as interesting as the man it is portraying, and much of it is a real slog.‐ AXS.com
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A- 97% Coco (2017) It may not rival 'Inside Out' or 'Toy Story' as an all-time great Pixar film, but it certainly lands in the upper echelon and is one of their better original movies in years. ‐ AXS.com
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C+ 85% Darkest Hour (2017) While Oldman is absolutely fantastic...this isn't even the best Winston Churchill performance of the year (that would go to Bryan Cox...in the film 'Churchill'). ‐ AXS.com
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A 91% The Disaster Artist (2017) The result is one heck of a blast.‐ AXS.com
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B- 71% Ferdinand (2017) The laughs aren't aimed too often at the adults in the audience, making this one of those acceptable, if not enjoyable, trips to the theater. ‐ AXS.com
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B+ 91% Star Wars: The Last Jedi (2017) With deep reverence for what has come before, Disney has proven that they aren't afraid to move the story forward. ‐ AXS.com
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B+ 82% Molly's Game (2018) Chastain is absolutely electric as Molly...it's a performance that should earn her a nomination, if not a win, at this year's Oscars.‐ AXS.com
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C 50% Downsizing (2017) Once Paul and Tran get together, the movie becomes something else entirely: Boring, predictable, and...small. ‐ AXS.com
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D 5% Hangman (2017) ...the script...gives these actors very little to work with and makes this film laughably cheesy and cliched at times.‐ AXS.com
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C+ 32% Pitch Perfect 3 (2017) The Bellas even know that they are past their prime and this film acts as one last hoopla for them.‐ AXS.com
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B 92% The Shape of Water (2017) This movie, like its title, is extremely hard to define...it doesn't fit neatly in any genre...and it's best to let it wash over you.‐ AXS.com
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C- 56% The Greatest Showman (2017) It's a cheesy, spineless film that celebrates the shameless exploitation that Barnum built an empire on, containing none of the same thrills or shocks that he was known for.‐ AXS.com
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C 72% Hostiles (2018) ...isn't it time we see stories like this from a different perspective other than the white man? ‐ AXS.com
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A 89% I, Tonya (2018) Gillespie is having so much fun...that you get the feeling he could make a movie about the contents of a phone book and it'd be deliciously entertaining.‐ AXS.com
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D- 56% The Commuter (2018) What we're left with is one of the most implausible and uninteresting action movies of 2018. ‐ AXS.com
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A 91% Phantom Thread (2018) This is deft filmmaking by Anderson, a movie where every shot has a lyrical quality to it.‐ AXS.com
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A 87% The Post (2018) This is a slice of history that feels disturbingly modern. ‐ AXS.com
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C+ 74% Small Town Crime (2018) Small Town Crime is a hard-boiled but forgettable crime film, despite Hawkes' best efforts to make the film more of a character study.‐ AXS.com
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F 20% Forever My Girl (2018) Real people don't act or talk like any of the characters in this artificial, hot-steaming pile of garbage.‐ AXS.com
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B+ 41% Den of Thieves (2018) Gerard Butler has been in some real dogs, but he also doesn't get the credit he deserves as a strong leading man in these types of flicks.‐ AXS.com
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B 54% 12 Strong (2018) 12 Strong may be a bit overlong and may follow too closely the path of several other war movies before it, but a weak movie-going experience it is not.‐ AXS.com
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B+ 63% A Futile and Stupid Gesture (2017) Stupid, well yes, but far from futile. ‐ AXS.com
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A 100% Two Trains Runnin' (2016) Like two trains heading full speed in opposite directions, the two groups of men that headed down South in search of their heroes had two shockingly different fates. ‐ AXS.com
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C 42% Maze Runner: The Death Cure (2018) On the surface, this story is a simple good guys versus bad guys tale and...well...there isn't much beneath the surface to be honest. ‐ AXS.com
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C+ 53% Bilal: A New Breed of Hero (2018) Its computer-generated look is more what you'd expect from a Saturday morning show and not a wide-release film. ‐ AXS.com
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B- 75% Braven (2018) Momoa is quite comfortable and capable as an action star...his Braven is a hero worth rooting for. ‐ AXS.com
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B 100% Sammy Davis, Jr.: I've Gotta Be Me (2017) It's the perfect title for his documentary, a film that honors a somewhat underrated and under-appreciated entertainment icon. ‐ AXS.com
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C 17% The Cloverfield Paradox (2018) Apparently in space, nobody can hear you say 'meh.' ‐ AXS.com
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A- 89% The Insult (L'insulte) (2018) The film does a great job of showing how hard it is to chip away at such steadfast beliefs that people hold, all the while showing that there is good at the human core.‐ AXS.com
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D 13% Fifty Shades Freed (2018) Fifty shades there were not...more like one or two colors that were applied with paint-by-numbers. ‐ AXS.com
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B- 80% Film Stars Don't Die in Liverpool (2017) But despite the great chemistry between the two leads and the sparkling performance by Bening, the film doesn't contain the same passion as its subjects.‐ AXS.com
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A- 97% Black Panther (2018) Coogler does the character of Black Panther justice, and in doing so has applied a defibrillator to the heart of the Marvel Movie Universe.‐ AXS.com
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B- 37% Nostalgia (2018) This may be a tough movie to get into if you're not in the right frame of mind, but if you are, there is something here to cherish. ‐ AXS.com
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C 80% The Party (2018) Aren't parties supposed to be fun? ‐ AXS.com
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C- 18% Death Wish (2018) The dialogue is lazy and mostly terrible, as are most of the action sequences. ‐ AXS.com
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B 47% Red Sparrow (2018) It's an erotic, Cold War-esque spy thriller that once again shows us why Lawrence continues to earn her status as the go-to Hollywood 'It' girl. ‐ AXS.com
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A- 87% Thoroughbreds (2018) ...it's a coming-of-age story that's a different breed than we're used to, and you'll never be quite sure where this is heading. ‐ AXS.com
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C- 39% Gringo (2018) Gringo is a movie that so desperately wants to be cool, but hasn't the first idea as to what cool even means. ‐ AXS.com
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B+ 51% Submission (2018) Tucci and company make the film compelling, and although we know where things are headed, the occasional detour here and there makes for an interesting journey. ‐ AXS.com
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