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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
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 78% 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 7% 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 50% 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 34% 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 64% 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 51% 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 72% 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 71% 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 85% 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 26% 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 87% 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 80% 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 70% 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 73% 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
7/10 49% Tomb Raider (2018) Unlike last year's silly 'Wonder Woman,' while both are impossible fantasies that defy credibility, this one is peripatetic entertainment that doesn't distort history or use real people's names...'Raiders of the Lost Ark' on steroids. ‐ Tolucan Times
Read More | Posted Mar 14, 2018
9/10 40% Gringo (2018) ...a good screwball comedy updated to include X-rated language...combines action with comedy and never drags. Unlike many new movies, this film celebrates color and light, a pleasure to watch...it's a gas.‐ Tolucan Times
Read More | Posted Mar 10, 2018
6/10 96% The Death of Stalin (2018) Satire or farce, it misses the mark showing murderous, heartless brutes as akin to Keystone Kops. If they want to use real people and real names and real events, tell the real story. Chaplin changed everything but you knew it was Hitler. That's farce‐ Tolucan Times
Read More | Posted Mar 9, 2018
8/10 92% Journey's End (2018) ...a brilliant exposition of what life was like in the trenches and the futility of even trying to hope. The battle scenes are excruciatingly realistic...ranks with the best war films of all time.‐ Tolucan Times
Read More | Posted Mar 8, 2018
9/10 47% Red Sparrow (2018) ...twists galore, some I don't remember from the book...Lawrence and Edgerton are very good but Schoenaerts outshines them...despite an ill-advised ending and a little too much graphic violence the story holds up and there is tension throughout.‐ Tolucan Times
Read More | Posted Mar 1, 2018
5/10 87% Annihilation (2018) ...an inscrutable sci-fi excursion that is filled with tension and outstanding special effects and production design without making a bit of sense...like going to a whodunit and when the movie ends not having a clue whodunit.‐ tonymedley.com
Read More | Posted Feb 25, 2018
7/10 24% The 15:17 to Paris (2018) Surprisingly good acting by the real people about whom the movie is made add to the verisimilitude, even though the setup is too slow for such a rapid, but heroic, climax.‐ Tolucan Times
Read More | Posted Feb 11, 2018
7/10 41% Den of Thieves (2018) ...needs serious editing to at least take out the irrelevant wife story and to explain the incomprehensible heist better...Even so, it's a fun film to watch with excellent tension, and holds your interest throughout.‐ Tolucan Times
Read More | Posted Jan 21, 2018
5/10 57% The Commuter (2018) ...almost every scene is inexplicable and devoid of common sense including the ending. And, speaking of endings, it seems to me that it is time that Neeson puts an end to these woefully weak follow-ups to 'Taken,' or find better material.‐ Tolucan Times
Read More | Posted Jan 16, 2018
87% The Post (2018) The Hollywood left is still taking its marching orders from Lenin's directive to use art as a weapon as Spielberg, Streep, and Hanks try to bolster their political aims with this terminally boring antidote to insomnia.‐ Tolucan Times
Read More | Posted Dec 25, 2017
8/10 56% The Greatest Showman (2017) ...wonderful music and good dancing; and I came out of it feeling good, even though it's Hollywood Hokum and I had learned very little about the real P. T. Barnum. But shame on them for libeling Jenny Lind, a virtuous woman who can't defend herself.‐ Tolucan Times
Read More | Posted Dec 22, 2017
8/10 51% Downsizing (2017) It sounds ridiculous and up until Hong Chou's appearance, it was no better than all right. When she appears it's as sparkling as a shooting star. She brings a life and esprit to the film that it sorely needs. ‐ Tolucan Times
Read More | Posted Dec 22, 2017
9/10 89% I, Tonya (2018) Terrific acting and skating (by Robbie herself!); good, tight directing... if you enter the picture with a preconceived notion of Tonya Harding , this will be an eye-opening experience. Hauser's performance as a witless villain sparkles.‐ Tolucan Times
Read More | Posted Dec 8, 2017
9/10 94% The Newspaperman: The Life and Times of Ben Bradlee (2017) ...fascinating but zero warts homage to Bradlee...would have been more admirable had it dealt in detail with the moral chiaroscuros that were apparent in the man instead of basically ignoring them to produce a simplistic paean to a complex man.‐ Tolucan Times
Read More | Posted Dec 6, 2017
7/10 91% The Disaster Artist (2017) When I saw the end of this bizarre movie, I realized that I enjoyed it more than I thought I had. The additional few scenes shown after fade-out are pretty amazing and eye-opening. In fact it was those scenes that raised my rating considerably.‐ Tolucan Times
Read More | Posted Dec 1, 2017
5/10 85% Darkest Hour (2017) Pure Hollywood Poppycock. The War Cabinet, including Chamberlain, was almost totally behind Churchill and opposed to Lord Halifax's desire to sue for peace, not the contrary shown in this movie. This entire movie is fiction, and shame on it for that.‐ Tolucan Times
Read More | Posted Nov 22, 2017
4/10 19% Daddy's Home 2 (2017) Watching a Will Ferrell movie for me is almost as painful as a prostate biopsy...Maybe he and Mark Wahlberg think they are another Laurel and Hardy, but they're not. For one thing, Laurel and Hardy were funny. But for Mel Gibson this is a zero.‐ Tolucan Times
Read More | Posted Nov 12, 2017
5/10 57% Murder On The Orient Express (2017) Branagh's performance falls flat when compared with those of Peter Ustinov and David Suchet. Since he is in almost every scene it made the movie even less enjoyable than it could have been especially since most already know the oft-told story. ‐ Tolucan Times
Read More | Posted Nov 10, 2017
9/10 77% Thank You for Your Service (2017) ...realistically details battles of heroic U.S. servicemen with PTSD and the strains put on wives who try to cope. Eye-opening, it's very well-directed and written with exceptional acting by a fine cast.‐ Tolucan Times
Read More | Posted Oct 26, 2017
8/10 87% Only the Brave (2017) ...all a movie should be, entertaining and educational...graphically showing the guts and workings of a forest fire and the heroism of those fighting it on the front lines.‐ Tolucan Times
Read More | Posted Oct 20, 2017
5/10 8% The Snowman (2017) ...makes no sense whatsoever...Fassbender sleepwalks through the role...the biggest mystery in the movie is what is Val Kilmer doing there and what is he mumbling?‐ Tolucan Times
Read More | Posted Oct 20, 2017
8/10 80% Only the Brave (2006) This is all a movie should be, entertaining and educational, graphically showing what a fire really is and the heroism of those fighting it on the front lines.‐ Tolucan Times
Read More | Posted Oct 20, 2017
7/10 64% Goodbye Christopher Robin (2017) The story is enhanced by the outstanding production design in recreating the English countryside of the 1920s and fine performances by all, but especially Will Tilston as Christopher, who should be up for Oscar (R) consideration as Best Supporting Actor.‐ Tolucan Times
Read More | Posted Oct 13, 2017
8/10 83% Marshall (2017) Gives the 'Law and Order' treatment to an early case of Thurgood Marshall...if accurate, it's entertaining and informative, although Josh Gad's character was not the novice this film portrays him to be.‐ Tolucan Times
Read More | Posted Oct 13, 2017