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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
A+ 100% Bright Lights: Starring Carrie Fisher and Debbie Reynolds (2017) A beauty that will mostly make you laugh and, of course, cry. ‐ Newsday
Posted Jan 6, 2017
79% Hairspray Live (2016) NBC promised the most lavish live TV musical ever, spread across a couple of Universal lots. But instead, this often felt like some of those million-plus high school productions: crimped, dark, confined and spread across a few school stages. ‐ Newsday
Posted Dec 8, 2016
B+ 6% Search Party (2016) Uneven, intelligent, weird, sometimes funny (more often not) - and almost consistently engaging. ‐ Newsday
Posted Nov 22, 2016
B No Score Yet Black America Since MLK: And Still I Rise (2016) As worthy, intelligent, sweeping and absolutely necessary as this four-hour film is - and caveat emptor, I've only seen the first two - "Black America" still often feels like a survey. ‐ Newsday
Posted Nov 15, 2016
A- 100% Hamilton's America (2016) There's something viscerally inspirational about the Miranda on full display here. That's what's best too. ‐ Newsday
Posted Oct 19, 2016
B- 28% The Rocky Horror Picture Show (2016) (TV) (2016) Dutiful, reverent, energetic, expertly crafted and yet utterly incapable of escaping the long shadow of its exotic midnight forbear. The capacity to entertain is still here. The capacity to shock is not. ‐ Newsday
Posted Oct 18, 2016
B+ 100% Suited (2016) Often moving film about transgender identity - almost nothing about fashion. ‐ Newsday
Posted Jun 17, 2016
D 56% Mother, May I Sleep with Danger? (2016) The movie is much ado about nothing, feeling desperately thin and pointless. At first promising campy fun, it's soon simply mystifying, then misguided, gross and finally tiresome in its look-at-me-ness. ‐ Newsday
Posted Jun 15, 2016
A 100% O.J.: Made in America (2016) Excellent, balanced, powerful, engaging, comprehensive perspective on the "trial of the century" and race. The first two parts are best. ‐ Newsday
Posted Jun 9, 2016
A- 87% All the Way (2016) Cranston doesn't turn in one performance here, but at least a dozen. All of them, incidentally, are spectacular. ‐ Newsday
Posted May 19, 2016
A 93% Janis: Little Girl Blue (2015) Fine, judicious, generous portrait of a lady who sang the blues. ‐ Newsday
Posted Apr 29, 2016
C+ 80% Confirmation (2016) Confirmation is really Affirmation. Little here challenges - or deepens - the record. ‐ Newsday
Posted Apr 12, 2016
67% Nothing Left Unsaid: Gloria Vanderbilt & Anderson Cooper (2016) Fascinating, disjointed, moving, tiresome, elegant, tacky, fast, slow. There's a little something for everyone here. ‐ Newsday
Posted Apr 5, 2016
A- 100% Everything Is Copy (2016) A son's post humous gift to his mother - and often a fascinating one. ‐ Newsday
Posted Mar 22, 2016
A- 98% Cobain: Montage of Heck (2015) Morgen and his editors have simply done a remarkable job -- also an artful one -- in piecing together this residuum. ‐ Newsday
Posted Jan 3, 2016
B 78% A Very Murray Christmas (2015) Sure, it's indulgent, but so were those old TV specials. Besides, Murray is a national treasure. He's earned the right. ‐ Newsday
Posted Dec 4, 2015
B- 88% Bessie (2015) Well-made biopic absent a whole lot of music and -- as a result -- much emotional resonance. ‐ Newsday
Posted Dec 3, 2015
56% Ferrell Takes The Field (2015) Would you rather me play nice here, given the auspices of what appears to be a highly laudable charity and Ferrell's efforts in support thereof? Or save you 49 minutes of precious time Saturday night, which might otherwise be devoted to (I dunno), sleep? ‐ Newsday
Posted Sep 11, 2015
F+ 36% Sharknado 3: Oh Hell No! (2015) Sure "Sharknado" is bad and -- sure -- we expect nothing less. ‐ Newsday
Posted Jul 22, 2015
B+ 80% Nightingale (2015) Nightingale is really about David Oyelowo, a magnificent actor with astonishing range who draws viewers deep down into the darkness with his character. ‐ Newsday
Posted May 29, 2015
A+ 95% Last Days in Vietnam (2014) Authoritative and exhaustive. A must-watch. ‐ Newsday
Posted Apr 30, 2015
B 94% Going Clear: Scientology and the Prison of Belief (2015) Going Clear is a heat-seeking missile that doesn't take long to find the heat. ‐ Newsday
Posted Mar 28, 2015
A 100% Night Will Fall (2014) Horrifying. Fascinating. ‐ Newsday
Posted Jan 23, 2015
B 62% Whitney (2015) DaCosta, a former America's Next Top Model contestant, instead captures the butterfly -- or the one people fell in love with in the first place. ‐ Newsday
Posted Jan 16, 2015
F+ 61% Sharknado 2: The Second One (2014) The Second One is also more predictable, silly and self-conscious of the legacy -- absurd as it might seem to use the word "legacy" anywhere near a review about Sharknado. ‐ Newsday
Posted Jul 28, 2014
A- 94% The Normal Heart (2014) Powerful, still full of anger, and hard to watch. ‐ Newsday
Posted May 22, 2014
A 96% Plimpton! (2013) A hell of a lot of fun. George Plimpton would heartily approve. ‐ Newsday
Posted May 19, 2014
B 85% Hawking (2013) As billed, an intimate look at a genius, but the science gets a major haircut here. ‐ Newsday
Posted Jan 29, 2014
B+ 92% Herblock - The Black & The White (2013) Loving, informative, often fascinating portrait. But it could've done without the re-enactments. ‐ Newsday
Posted Jan 27, 2014
B 40% How Sherlock Changed the World (2013) A little long-winded in some stretches, not detailed enough in others but Holmes fans -- and fans of cop procedurals -- should like this. ‐ Newsday
Posted Dec 17, 2013
B+ 92% The Challenger Disaster (2013) Hurt is genetically incapable of turning in a substandard performance -- whether in Damages, or name-your-favorite-Hurt-flick, or even in this quiet, intelligent film. ‐ Newsday
Posted Nov 18, 2013
C+ 56% Killing Kennedy (2013) The even larger issue is familiarity. We already know too much and paradoxically too little about the JFK assassination. A TV movie needed to tell us something we don't know. No dice here. ‐ Newsday
Posted Nov 12, 2013
B- 64% Pandora's Promise (2013) Intelligent, possibly important, definitely counterintuitive -- but needs more reporting and context. ‐ Newsday
Posted Nov 6, 2013
B 100% American Masters: Jimi Hendrix: Hear My Train A Comin' (2013) Incredible footage, Paul McCartney and crisply told. But way too polite. ‐ Newsday
Posted Nov 5, 2013
C No Score Yet JFK: The Smoking Gun (2013) Recycled theory with some fresh perspective -- but it still smells recycled. ‐ Newsday
Posted Nov 1, 2013
A 100% Burton And Taylor (2013) Excellent actors playing excellent actors -- and largely succeeding. ‐ Newsday
Posted Oct 18, 2013
B+ 60% Mockingbird Lane (2012) Outrageous, eccentric, funny, campy - and too creepy for small kids. A real shame this isn't sticking around. ‐ Newsday
Posted Aug 14, 2013
B No Score Yet GasLand: Part II (2013) Fox is on to something. But he's on to too much of something, and that sprawl -- which takes him from Dimock, Pa., to Dish, Texas, to Hollywood, to Queensland, Australia, to the bayou, to Washington, D.C. -- tends to dilute the story he set out to tell. ‐ Newsday
Posted Jul 8, 2013
C- 49% Phil Spector (2013) A frustrating film that leaves the questions -- pretty much all of them -- unanswered. ‐ Newsday
Posted May 22, 2013
95% Behind the Candelabra (2013) An absorbing production that is morbidly fascinating from start to finish. ‐ Newsday
Posted May 22, 2013
B 80% The World According to Dick Cheney (2013) Not a lot new here, but Cheney gets a fair hearing -- even though a tougher one is occasionally warranted. ‐ Newsday
Posted Mar 15, 2013
B- 50% Seal Team 6: The Raid on Osama Bin Laden (2012) Not great, not terrible -- just your standard-issue TV movie about a well-known historic event. ‐ Newsday
Posted Nov 2, 2012
B+ No Score Yet Miller's Hedren is cool, distant, humorless, whiny and reproving. She's the perfect block of ice. ‐ Newsday
Posted Oct 22, 2012
B 95% Sing Your Song (2012) By far the best parts are the first two-thirds, with the star taking center stage in history as it unfolds. ‐ Newsday
Posted Aug 30, 2012
A 65% Game Change (2012) A luminous and fully alive portrait by a first-rate actress. ‐ Newsday
Posted Aug 3, 2012