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T-Meter Title | Year
96% Petite Maman (2021) The film clocks in at a lean 72 minutes, but it folds generations of secrets and longing into one truly lived experience. - WXIX-TV (Cincinnati, OH) EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 6, 2021
67% All My Puny Sorrows (2021) All My Puny Sorrows, in some ways, feels like a spiritual companion piece to Petite Maman, but it exposes the blood passed down through raw generational wounds that can never heal. - WXIX-TV (Cincinnati, OH) EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 6, 2021
100% Attica (2021) It matters that all of these voices are given equal measure during the documentary. This history doesn't just belong to the victors telling their version of events. - WXIX-TV (Cincinnati, OH) EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 6, 2021
100% Hold Your Fire (2021) [It] captures moving testimony from first-hand participants, family members of those who may not have survived or have passed on following the incidents, and critical voices seeking to define sad elements of our imperfect humanity - WXIX-TV (Cincinnati, OH) EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 6, 2021
96% I'm Your Man (2021) I'm Your Man provided me with the opportunity to get out of my head and still spend some quality time with a Stevens character... - WXIX-TV (Cincinnati, OH) EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 6, 2021
94% Dionne Warwick: Don't Make Me Over (2021) Warwick and Peterson created musical moments attuned to either race or another marginalized group and compelled their audiences to join these movements. - WXIX-TV (Cincinnati, OH) EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 6, 2021
100% Three Minutes - A Lengthening (2021) Three Minutes: A Lengthening illustrates the devastating impact of genocide by bringing life back from these fleeting framed moments. - WXIX-TV (Cincinnati, OH) EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 6, 2021
100% Saloum (2021) It is a supernatural undertaking, but Herbulot never lets you forget that his protagonists are made of worn flesh and strong but completely breakable bones. - WXIX-TV (Cincinnati, OH) EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 6, 2021
73% Kicking Blood (2021) Kicking Blood has a unique fascination with day-to-day existence and a search for meaning rather than a never-ending accumulation of knowledge and power for its own sake. - WXIX-TV (Cincinnati, OH) EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 6, 2021
B 86% The Mad Women's Ball (Le bal des folles) (2021) Not everyone will be excited to read the subtitles, but I am digging this. - WXIX-TV (Cincinnati, OH) EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 6, 2021
D 30% Dear Evan Hansen (2021) I bought the lead actresses as the parents...that was the only thing I bought, I wanted to like this but yeah, I have a lot of reservations and that's the best I can say. - WXIX-TV (Cincinnati, OH) EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 6, 2021
56% The Gateway (2021) I can't say I'm sorry to have missed out on more Grillo, because The Gateway provides Whigham with all he needed to announce himself as the pulpy anti-hero of my B-movie dreams. - WXIX-TV (Cincinnati, OH) EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 6, 2021
74% The Many Saints of Newark (2021) This is something the fans of the Sopranos have been wanting, and as a fan myself of the series, I found it fascinating to see Gandolfini's son playing with subtle distinctions as an interesting performer... - WXIX-TV (Cincinnati, OH) EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 6, 2021
61% Venom: Let There Be Carnage (2021) Unusual to say the least...there is some deadpan humor to what it's doing...and I kind of enjoyed Tom Hardy... - WXIX-TV (Cincinnati, OH) EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 6, 2021
A 75% Blue Bayou (2021) I sincerely hope that this is a film that we're talking about during awards season. - WXIX-TV (Cincinnati, OH) EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 21, 2021
B+ 92% Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings (2021) Great action, Simu Liu is a great kind of charismatic center for [the film]. - WXIX-TV (Cincinnati, OH) EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 9, 2021
84% Candyman (2021) There's an opportunity to really blow it up and explore this world...it introduces a lot of elements, and there is a very strong racial element... - WXIX-TV (Cincinnati, OH) EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 27, 2021
B 67% Crisis (2021) Jarecki doesn't pretend to offer solutions, but his film does reveal how lost we can all get in the mix. - WXIX-TV (Cincinnati, OH) EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 27, 2021
44% Don't Breathe 2 (2021) It's different, but it still works because you buy into this. - WXIX-TV (Cincinnati, OH) EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 27, 2021
80% Free Guy (2021) It's Ryan Reynold's show, and he really gives you everything. - WXIX-TV (Cincinnati, OH) EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 27, 2021
C- 50% Old (2021) This is a bit of a flop. I'm not feeling Old. Save your two hours and watch something else. - WXIX-TV (Cincinnati, OH) EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 30, 2021
A 79% Black Widow (2021) We waited two years for this. And it's so worth it. Yeah, it's good. - WXIX-TV (Cincinnati, OH) EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 9, 2021
88% Zola (2021) It really captures this tweets, and all of a sudden you have this entire story in one place... - WXIX-TV (Cincinnati, OH) EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 9, 2021
B 91% Luca (2021) Families will be wrapped around their TV sets, having a good time together with this... - WXIX-TV (Cincinnati, OH) EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 9, 2021
27% The Hitman's Wife's Bodyguard (2021) One of those films you can turn your brain off and have a good time with it. - WXIX-TV (Cincinnati, OH) EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 18, 2021
94% In the Heights (2021) Chu was able to capture the magic from seeing these things on screen...Hawkins as Benny is a surprise. - WXIX-TV (Cincinnati, OH) EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 18, 2021
55% The Conjuring: The Devil Made Me Do It (2021) It feels more like an action film in a way...I'm a big fan of this series, it's done some great work. - WXIX-TV (Cincinnati, OH) EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 4, 2021
C 59% We Broke Up (2021) These two performers could have really done something interesting and fun with this, it could have been a lot more meaningful... - WXIX-TV (Cincinnati, OH) EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 4, 2021
61% Those Who Wish Me Dead (2021) Not a lot of fluff around this, which I like at an hour and a half... - WXIX-TV (Cincinnati, OH) EDIT
Read More | Posted May 24, 2021
95% Pariah (2011) It has the depth and warmth that you'd expect to see from larger-budget productions... - WXIX-TV (Cincinnati, OH) EDIT
Read More | Posted May 24, 2021
37% Spiral: From the Book of Saw (2021) I have to admit, I liked this film...and a great opportunity to get back into a theater. - WXIX-TV (Cincinnati, OH) EDIT
Read More | Posted May 24, 2021
90% The Outside Story (2020) A great lil indie film...and even though it's a drama, it's actually a lot of fun. - WXIX-TV (Cincinnati, OH) EDIT
Read More | Posted May 24, 2021
B+ 66% Wrath of Man (2021) It feels like the kind of film you want to see in the theater. It's the start of this season, and it's about time. - WXIX-TV (Cincinnati, OH) EDIT
Read More | Posted May 24, 2021
B 86% The Courier (2020) [Benedict Cumberbatch is] the perfect actor for this kind of role. - WXIX-TV (Cincinnati, OH) EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 6, 2021
C- 71% Zack Snyder's Justice League (2021) It's overly long and there's not enough connective tissue. - WXIX-TV (Cincinnati, OH) EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 5, 2021
A 98% The Father (2021) There is a beautiful payoff. - WXIX-TV (Cincinnati, OH) EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 5, 2021
B+ 84% Nobody (2021) Pure fun, pure adrenaline. - WXIX-TV (Cincinnati, OH) EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 5, 2021
C- 37% Cherry (2021) I'm impressed by it and fascinated by it...I say you should watch it, for seeing what these creatives are giving us, they're doing something different... - WXIX-TV (Cincinnati, OH) EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 30, 2021
96% Sex, Lies, and Videotape (1989) Such a fascinating film...it shows you what happens if people who start out small get to grow in the industry... - WXIX-TV (Cincinnati, OH) EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 15, 2021
35% American Skin (2021) A smart move to get Spike Lee involved as a producer, as it's right in his wheelhouse...we should really be paying attention to this issue. - WXIX-TV (Cincinnati, OH) EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 15, 2021
93% Sylvie's Love (2020) A cool, funky kind of vibe...the sky is the limit for Tessa Thompson... - WXIX-TV (Cincinnati, OH) EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 1, 2021
C 16% Ava (2020) I want to see more, but it should be more action-oriented...when it focuses on the drama, all of a sudden these characters aren't as impressive as they could be. - WXIX-TV (Cincinnati, OH) EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 1, 2021
A 98% One Night in Miami (2020) Usually, with these kind of films, people get caught up in the historical accuracy...here, they move and shift events around, but really, it embraces the spirit of the time and the characters. Can't speak highly enough for it. - WXIX-TV (Cincinnati, OH) EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 1, 2021
A 75% Pieces of a Woman (2020) It's tough to watch, but if you're gonna settle in for it, please pay attention to Vanessa Kirby. She's one to watch. - WXIX-TV (Cincinnati, OH) EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 1, 2021
99% MLK/FBI (2021) It gives the public a full opportunity to understand who King was as a person, a man, a human being...we see his failings, but we also see how great and powerful his movement was... - WXIX-TV (Cincinnati, OH) EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 1, 2021
41% Locked Down (2021) It chips away, in small ways, at the idea of being locked down and unable to express freedom...it's about spending time with these actors, which makes it worthwhile... - WXIX-TV (Cincinnati, OH) EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 1, 2021
23% Brothers By Blood (2021) A wasted effort, and I hate to do this to a film...a lot of time and talent went into this, but it just doesn't work. - WXIX-TV (Cincinnati, OH) EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 1, 2021
85% Our Friend (2020) Worth watching. It's not a favorite, because it almost wallows a bit too much in that sadness...but it works, with a few rays of light to open things up a little bit. - WXIX-TV (Cincinnati, OH) EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 1, 2021
D 56% The United States vs. Billie Holiday (2021) There is a story about Billie Holiday that we really need to see...but this is not it. I struggle with this, because I love Lee Daniels... - WXIX-TV (Cincinnati, OH) EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 1, 2021
98% Minari (2020) Another opportunity for us to see and experience someone else' American Dream...an intimate story you can settle in with... - WXIX-TV (Cincinnati, OH) EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 1, 2021