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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
5/10 88% First Man (2018) ...long, depressing, and black...never explains why he was chosen... the few shots of the moon (actually an Atlanta quarry) in IMAX are disappointing...‐ Tolucan Times
Read More | Posted Oct 14, 2018
100% Moynihan (2018) A fascinating documentary that reveals Senator Moynihan to be quite different from what many thought him to be. ‐ The Larchmont Chronicle
Read More | Posted Oct 12, 2018
9/10 72% Bad Times at the El Royale (2018) Everything about it, the acting, directing, writing, cinematography, you name it, they are all terrific. One thing's for sure, you ain't gonna fall asleep!‐ Tolucan Times
Read More | Posted Oct 11, 2018
9/10 90% A Star Is Born (2018) This movie is an effulgent treat. The songs are terrific and the concert scenes alone are worth the price of admission. Cooper shows Oscar(r) quality as director, actor and co-writer of songs.‐ Tolucan Times
Read More | Posted Oct 4, 2018
3/10 90% The Old Man & the Gun (2018) It's hard to believe that this snorer is what Robert Redford wants as his Swan Song. Most of director Lowery's credits consist of "shorts." Here he took what should have been a short and dragged it out for 90 minutes, which seemed a lot longer.‐ Tolucan Times
Read More | Posted Sep 28, 2018
3/10 66% The House with a Clock in Its Walls (2018) Roth apparently wanted to make this film to entice children into the horror genre, so this is much more light-hearted than scary. In fact, it's not scary. Problem is that it is not funny, either.‐ Tolucan Times
Read More | Posted Sep 26, 2018
8/10 86% Colette (2018) This is a film whose quality is more than a sum of its parts. Enhancing the fine story and acting, the locales are so beautifully framed and shot many of the scenes could stand as magnificent oil paintings. It is just a beautiful movie to watch.‐ Tolucan Times
Read More | Posted Sep 21, 2018
5/10 85% The Sisters Brothers (2018) Alas, instead of a rip-snorting western, what we get is a pseudo-psychological study of two brothers who are cold-blooded killers but are treated with so much sympathy it makes one want to gag. ‐ Tolucan Times
Read More | Posted Sep 21, 2018
9/10 88% Love, Gilda (2018) ...a fascinating portrait of a woman who rose to the heights from nowhere. The only negative is that there is only one short clip of Roseanne Roseannadanna. Even so, it's a terrific documentary.‐ The Larchmont Chronicle
Read More | Posted Sep 21, 2018
3/10 97% Blaze (2018) ...about a drunken, drug-addled hothead who wasn't even successful singing in dumpy bars? The music isn't bad but certainly not enough to make the guy a legend or worthy of a biopic. Waste of time... ‐ Tolucan Times
Read More | Posted Sep 17, 2018
8/10 92% Hal (2018) ...a highly engrossing tale of the Hollywood of 40 years ago...about an individualistic, one-of-a-kind maverick who produced some memorable films in the 1970s...‐ The Larchmont Chronicle
Read More | Posted Sep 14, 2018
9/10 59% White Boy Rick (2018) A riveting tale of a young FBI informant who became a drug dealer and the tempestuous relationship between him and his father highlighted by fine performances by the entire cast.‐ Tolucan Times
Read More | Posted Sep 14, 2018
8/10 69% The Children Act (2018) Contrasting Thompson's certitude as a Judge with her indecisiveness in her personal life, and bolstered by outstanding performances by Thompson, Whitehead, and Tucci, the movie never lags, even for a second.‐ Tolucan Times
Read More | Posted Sep 13, 2018
5/10 10% Peppermint (2018) This is a genre and genres apparently have rules. And one rule for this genre is; make it absurd.‐ The Larchmont Chronicle
Read More | Posted Sep 12, 2018
8/10 93% Searching (2018) ...a brilliantly devised thriller that is told in such a captivating way that it is almost impossible not to enjoy. ‐ Tolucan Times
Read More | Posted Aug 31, 2018
8/10 85% The Wife (2018) With a title that turns out to be tellingly tongue in cheek, what starts out as a relatively benign story morphs into something infinitely more complex and deep. Top flight performances by Glenn Close and Christian Slater...‐ Tolucan Times
Read More | Posted Aug 17, 2018
1/10 25% Mile 22 (2018) These movies just seem to get worse and worse. ...one idiotic fight and car chase and gun battle after another...The really depressing thought is that they are clearly setting the audience up for a sequel, God forbid.‐ The Larchmont Chronicle
Read More | Posted Aug 17, 2018
3/10 95% BlacKkKlansman (2018) Lee's film about Stallworth & Flip taking on Duke and the KKK is akin to the Keystone Kops taking on the Three Stooges...unfortunately, Lee's polemic-ism eschews comedy and portrays their bungling efforts as heroic, which is hard to buy.‐ Tolucan Times
Read More | Posted Aug 10, 2018
7/10 72% Christopher Robin (2018) The charm of the movie lies in Pooh's naiveté and innocence. .. he states what he sees and believes in such Alice in Wonderland purity that the truths he utters are captivating and almost worth sitting through it. If only it were 30 minutes shorter.‐ The Larchmont Chronicle
Read More | Posted Aug 7, 2018
8/10 100% 40 Years in the Making: The Magic Music Movie (2018) Told with personal interviews with all the band members of a 1970s Colorado band that didn't make it, along with clips of their tuneful music, archival videos, and stills, it is a captivating tale.‐ The Larchmont Chronicle
Read More | Posted Aug 3, 2018
3/10 49% The Spy Who Dumped Me (2018) It is unremittingly agonizing to sit through this nonsensical, feeble attempt at comedy, lowlighted by Kate McKinnon's unappealing, annoying performance that's like a grain of sand in your eye. ‐ Tolucan Times
Read More | Posted Aug 3, 2018
3/10 97% Mission: Impossible - Fallout (2018) ...not an ounce of tension in this...car chases so plentiful and derivative they put you to sleep...the bad guy couldn't have been more obvious had he worn a sign...no more involving or entertaining than Buster Crabbe playing Flash Gordon.‐ Tolucan Times
Read More | Posted Jul 27, 2018
9/10 82% Puzzle (2018) I cannot think of one single thing that I would change about this film. The acting is incomparable, the directing deft, and the writing poignantly brilliant.‐ Tolucan Times
Read More | Posted Jul 27, 2018
7/10 14% Damascus Cover (2018) ...an acceptably tense spy thriller...Considering this indie was shot on a $5 million budget, it's well done with atmospheric locations shots.‐ Tolucan Times
Read More | Posted Jul 22, 2018
7/10 51% Equalizer 2 (2018) Despite the implausibility and the troubling violence that Fuqua always forces on his audience, it is an entertaining film.‐ Tolucan Times
Read More | Posted Jul 21, 2018
9/10 80% Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again (2018) Unlike the first one, the lead singer here is Lily James, and she gives a boffo performance...the music, choreography, production numbers, and cinematography overcome the weak script and story...this ranks with the best movie musicals.‐ Tolucan Times
Read More | Posted Jul 20, 2018
2/10 14% Siberia (2018) ...has no raison d'être that I can determine, just 104 minutes of nonsense.‐ The Larchmont Chronicle
Read More | Posted Jul 16, 2018
7/10 46% Skyscraper (2018) ...loaded with plotholes, but if you've seen one 'Die Hard' movie, you've seen them all, and that's all this is...but the bottom line is that they have all been entertaining, if ridiculous.‐ Tolucan Times
Read More | Posted Jul 16, 2018
2/10 28% Shock and Awe (2018) ...unremittingly boring...Considering the fact that Reiner has been a talented director and that Woody Harrelson, Tommy Lee Jones, and James Marsden are competent actors, I never dreamed it could be so bad.‐ The Larchmont Chronicle
Read More | Posted Jul 13, 2018
8/10 82% Under the Tree (Undir trénu) (2018) ...an involving film about revenge with the moral that it is often better to turn the other cheek and let things roll off your back, to mix aphorisms. This is a don't miss it film.‐ Tolucan Times
Read More | Posted Jul 6, 2018
9/10 63% Sicario: Day of the Soldado (2018) There were three big changes from the first, a new director, new composer, and no female lead. Since Taylor Sheridan wrote both films, it's clear that all the changes led to a much better, cohesive film from the first that was hard to comprehend.‐ Tolucan Times
Read More | Posted Jun 29, 2018
9/10 100% Leave No Trace (2018) Director Debra Granik's 2010 'Winter's Bone' was a surprise stunner. So is this. Granik needs to make more than one film every 8 years.‐ Tolucan Times
Read More | Posted Jun 29, 2018
9/10 48% Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom (2018) This is yet another action-packed sequel with exquisite special effects, wonderful shots of an erupting volcano, which if seen in IMAX are captivating, and filled with various types of dinosaurs that couldn't possibly look more lifelike. ‐ Tolucan Times
Read More | Posted Jun 25, 2018
3/10 55% Tag (2018) ...Tomsic has taken a heart-warming story of friendship and camaraderie but added over-the-top segments that rob it of much, if not all, of its charm...a classic example of Hollywood ruining a good story by not having faith in the basic story itself.‐ Tolucan Times
Read More | Posted Jun 18, 2018
9/10 71% Adrift (2018) ...wonderfully realistic, a true story of a feat by a woman more Herculean than Capt. Bligh taking a longboat 2,000 miles. Exceptional performances, directed with good pace and beautiful cinematography and effects.‐ Tolucan Times
Read More | Posted Jun 2, 2018
9/10 70% Solo: A Star Wars Story (2018) Director Ron Howard breathes new life into a franchise that had grown tired and repetitive...The story is good enough to survive if it were set in our galaxy, on our little planet, in today's time.‐ Tolucan Times
Read More | Posted May 28, 2018
1/10 82% Deadpool 2 (2018) This satire mocks the superhero genre I loathe, but it is just a video game gone wild, full of irresponsible violence without consequence. Just because it mocks codswallop does not mean that it is not codswallop itself.‐ Tolucan Times
Read More | Posted May 21, 2018
2/10 53% Book Club (2018) Lowlighted by embarrassingly unconvincing performances by the four women and hackneyed dialogue, this falls flat.‐ Tolucan Times
Read More | Posted May 20, 2018
1/10 38% Life of the Party (2018) Truly awful. Except for a slightly humorous bare two minute stretch in the middle depicting a mediation scene, one waits in vain for something, anything, to appreciate and/or entertain. ‐ Tolucan Times
Read More | Posted May 13, 2018
8/10 68% The Seagull (2018) The dialogue by Chekhov and Stephen Karam is stimulating and thought-provoking. Despite unfortunately drab, colorless cinematography, translated by a terrific cast this is as heavy as you might expect, but well worth it.‐ Tolucan Times
Read More | Posted May 11, 2018
10/10 59% Always at the Carlyle (2018) Loaded with celebrities and royalty, this fascinating film captures the magic of life in New York City, a fitting companion to Miele's 'Scatter My Ashes at Bergdorf's.' I can't imagine anyone not being enchanted and hated to see it end.‐ Tolucan Times
Read More | Posted May 11, 2018
6/10 86% Let the Sunshine In (Un beau soleil intérieur) (2018) Opening with a distasteful sex scene, there is nothing witty, sensual, or romantic in a depressing story about a needy, love-starved woman, Juliette Binoche, a divorced painter living in Paris, and her equally wanting male assignations.‐ Tolucan Times
Read More | Posted May 7, 2018
5/10 25% Overboard (2018) The 1987 'Overboard' was a mediocre movie with a charismatic actress that gave it some interest. This mediocre remake is slow, boringly predictable, and doesn't work without the magnetism that Goldie Hawn provided.‐ Tolucan Times
Read More | Posted May 5, 2018
9/10 86% Tully (2018) Outstanding performance by Theron. After what seems like an interesting, entertaining, well above average dramedy, a reveal in the last moments causes one to wonder if something metaphysical has been going on here.‐ Tolucan Times
Read More | Posted May 4, 2018
6/10 83% Borg Vs. McEnroe (2018) This movie is a great disappointment; an opportunity missed. Lebeouf's one-dimensional performance totally fails to capture McEnroe's inherent charisma. That's just one of its many faults.‐ Tolucan Times
Read More | Posted Apr 13, 2018
9/10 81% Chappaquiddick (2018) ...painstakingly unbiased, painting Kennedy as an egotistical, arrogant, selfish, blackguard who cared only for himself and his family name and whose cowardice directly caused Mary Jo's death. Bruce Dern gives an award quality performance.‐ Tolucan Times
Read More | Posted Apr 5, 2018
8/10 68% Back to Burgundy (Ce qui nous lie) (2018) ...many eye-boggling shots of the vistas covered entirely by fields of grapes that are, in themselves, worth the price of admission...a superb film capturing the ambience of winemaking magnificently and the family disputes that accompany it.‐ Tolucan Times
Read More | Posted Mar 29, 2018
4/10 72% Ready Player One (2018) ...this failed the watch test miserably as I didn't know if I would actually survive almost 2 1/2 hours of watching all this nonsensical gobbledygook. But it will probably gross a billion dollars.‐ Tolucan Times
Read More | Posted Mar 29, 2018
4/10 47% Paul, Apostle of Christ (2018) Instead of an informative film about the greatest ordinary man in the history of Christianity, this is a complete fiction about his last few weeks on earth, about which nobody knows anything, with a silly Hollywood B story thrown in. Greatly disappointing‐ Tolucan Times
Read More | Posted Mar 29, 2018
2/10 74% Final Portrait (2018) If Stanley Tucci wanted to capture the tedium involved in sitting for a portrait for a famous artist he succeeded. This is a movie as tedious to sit through as it was for James Lord to sit for the 1964 painting by Alberto Giacometti.‐ Tolucan Times
Read More | Posted Mar 24, 2018