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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
B+ 95% Sorry to Bother You (2018) Sorry to Bother You has so many ideas busting out of every seam, so much ambition, so much it so urgently wants to say, that it feels almost churlish to point out that the movie ends up careening gloriously out of control.‐ Paste Magazine
Read More | Posted Jul 6, 2018
B- 64% Sicario: Day of the Soldado (2018) If the original Sicario had not existed, I bet we'd all give Sicario: The Day of the Soldado a lot more slack.‐ Paste Magazine
Read More | Posted Jul 2, 2018
C+ 86% Ant-Man and the Wasp (2018) Occasionally agreeable but ultimately disposable, [it's] a bauble that feels less like a fun side journey and more like a waste of everybody's time. ‐ Paste Magazine
Read More | Posted Jun 27, 2018
B 99% Won't You Be My Neighbor? (2018) The glimpses into Rogers' day-to-day life are the film's high points, even if they leave you wanting more. You come away amazed that he existed at all.‐ Paste Magazine
Read More | Posted Jun 5, 2018
B 82% Deadpool 2 (2018) Deadpool 2 is at its best when it cheerfully doesn't give a sh-t. The more it cared, the less I did.‐ Paste Magazine
Read More | Posted May 18, 2018
B- 71% Solo: A Star Wars Story (2018) You can feel the two versions of Solo: A Star Wars Story tugging at each other throughout.‐ New York Magazine/Vulture
Read More | Posted May 15, 2018
C+ 32% I Feel Pretty (2018) The movie keeps trying the bank shot of propping up its crazed premise while its lead actress, gamely, almost bravely, tries to undercut it.‐ Paste Magazine
Read More | Posted Apr 20, 2018
C- 52% Rampage (2018) Rampage essentially throws The Rock, a few handsome co-stars, and a gaggle of semi-competent CGI shots into a blender, pours out the chunky mix into a bowl and sort of shrugs and says, "eh, eat it, I guess." ‐ Paste Magazine
Read More | Posted Apr 13, 2018
B 73% Ready Player One (2018) In the hands of Spielberg, much of the pop culture junk that would feel gratuitous in other hands have a certain emotional resonance in his.‐ Paste Magazine
Read More | Posted Mar 29, 2018
C- 40% A Wrinkle in Time (2018) A Wrinkle in Time is a total groaner, a movie that wants to soar into the heavens but is weighed down by all the lead in its boots.‐ Paste Magazine
Read More | Posted Mar 9, 2018
A- 87% Annihilation (2018) Annihilation is a movie that's impossible to shake.‐ Paste Magazine
Read More | Posted Feb 22, 2018
D 24% The 15:17 to Paris (2018) It is like watching butter melt at room temperature.‐ Paste Magazine
Read More | Posted Feb 9, 2018
C 54% 12 Strong (2018) The movie has its moments. But Thor wrestling with the Hulk is more realistic and, frankly, more relevant to the current facts on the ground. ‐ Paste Magazine
Read More | Posted Jan 16, 2018
A- 91% Phantom Thread (2018) Phantom Thread is a movie that is so wonderfully made, so meticulous in its construction, so deeply felt in execution, that you can almost overlook how prickly and scabrous it is. ‐ Paste Magazine
Read More | Posted Dec 26, 2017
C 77% All the Money in the World (2017) You respect that director Ridley Scott and Plummer and the rest of the cast were able to cobble all this together, but it doesn't make it feel any less strange.‐ Paste Magazine
Read More | Posted Dec 19, 2017
A- 91% Star Wars: The Last Jedi (2017) The Last Jedi, unlike its predecessor, has the freedom to be daring, and perhaps the most thrilling thing about it-and there are many, many thrilling things-is how abundantly it takes advantage of that freedom.‐ Paste Magazine
Read More | Posted Dec 12, 2017
C- 57% Murder On The Orient Express (2017) The movie is embalmed in its own self-regard. You watch it from behind glass, a museum piece you aren't allowed to touch. Branagh was trying to make something timeless. But he just made something endless.‐ Paste Magazine
Read More | Posted Nov 10, 2017
D- 8% The Snowman (2017) The Snowman is as incompetently made as any studio movie in recent memory. ‐ Paste Magazine
Read More | Posted Oct 21, 2017
B+ 87% Professor Marston & The Wonder Women (2017) Professor Marston and the Wonder Women is about a lot of things, but what it is best at is being about smart people who aren't any better at figuring out their lives than we are but are still gonna drive themselves nuts trying.‐ Paste Magazine
Read More | Posted Oct 14, 2017
C 40% The Mountain Between Us (2017) It's the sort of film where you stare at the actors as long as you can ... until you start rolling your eyes.‐ Paste Magazine
Read More | Posted Oct 9, 2017
C 52% Kingsman: The Golden Circle (2017) This is a star-studded cast, but they're only here in name only.‐ Paste Magazine
Read More | Posted Sep 23, 2017
C 69% mother! (2017) There are limits to how far one is willing to follow Aronofsky down his lunatic rabbit holes. I might humbly submit that that limit is mother!‐ Paste Magazine
Read More | Posted Sep 13, 2017
C+ 85% It (2017) It occasionally reminds you of how awful it can be a kid, and it also occasionally makes you jump out of your chair. But it never figures out how to do both at the same time.‐ Paste Magazine
Read More | Posted Sep 7, 2017
A- 93% Logan Lucky (2017) Logan Lucky has the briskness and sheen of a professional, a man who, after years of restlessness, has become comfortable enough to simply tell a story with confidence, clarity and gusto.‐ Paste Magazine
Read More | Posted Aug 14, 2017
C+ 50% The Glass Castle (2017) The Glass Castle is a two-hour fight between a messy, sad, angry real-life family story and a Hollywood movie that keeps trying to soften all the edges and turn the tale into something "inspirational." ‐ Paste Magazine
Read More | Posted Aug 11, 2017
B 83% Detroit (2017) What we see in Detroit is so shocking and appalling that it is perhaps unreasonable to blame the film for being blinded in rage by it. But, alas, blinded it is.‐ Paste Magazine
Read More | Posted Jul 28, 2017
B- 77% Atomic Blonde (2017) The plot's pedestrian and familiar, but Theron still yanks the thing over the finish line. ‐ Paste Magazine
Read More | Posted Jul 28, 2017
C 49% Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets (2017) This movie needs more cities and more planets, and less Valerian.‐ Paste Magazine
Read More | Posted Jul 21, 2017
A 92% Dunkirk (2017) Dunkirk will bowl you over. It is almost too much power for one filmmaker to have. ‐ Paste Magazine
Read More | Posted Jul 20, 2017
B 93% Baby Driver (2017) The movie is a foot-tapping, sing-a-long gas, though, like many a summer movie before it, it's best if you don't spend too much time reflecting on its twists and turns, or expect much emotional involvement. ‐ Paste Magazine
Read More | Posted Jun 25, 2017
D 16% Transformers: The Last Knight (2017) Perhaps the most dispiriting thing about this entry in this already-quite-dispiriting franchise is that Bay does not particularly seem to care one way or another this time. ‐ Paste Magazine
Read More | Posted Jun 21, 2017
C- 44% Rough Night (2017) This movie isn't part of the solution; it's part of the problem.‐ Paste Magazine
Read More | Posted Jun 16, 2017
B 92% Wonder Woman (2017) Gal Gadot's performance has the poise and humor that conjures up memories of Christopher Reeve. ‐ Paste Magazine
Read More | Posted May 31, 2017
C 36% Snatched (2017) The movie doesn't seem to have taken a second pass at anything.‐ The New Republic
Read More | Posted May 10, 2017
B+ 83% Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 (2017) The Guardians of the Galaxy movies are allowed to simply be movies rather than bridges to other, future Marvel franchises. It frees them up to be fun.‐ The New Republic
Read More | Posted May 2, 2017
D+ 16% The Circle (2017) The Circle is a big honking sloppy mess of a movie, one that flops around so aimlessly that it's baffling so many intelligent people had a hand in making it.‐ The New Republic
Read More | Posted Apr 28, 2017
B- 66% The Fate of the Furious (2017) You judge a Fast and the Furious movie on whether it delivers the action goods. It has to gasp and wheeze its way to get there, but, yeah, this one delivers the goods.‐ The New Republic
Read More | Posted Apr 13, 2017
C 80% Colossal (2017) Colossal has a terrific, almost irresistible metaphor at its core, and it's really a shame the movie doesn't much know what to do with it. ‐ The New Republic
Read More | Posted Apr 6, 2017
C 44% Ghost in the Shell (2017) It only works up much feeling when it is trying to defend itself against protests that might affect its bottom line. You won't be much moved by that either.‐ The New Republic
Read More | Posted Mar 31, 2017
C 70% Beauty and the Beast (2017) By hewing so closely to the original, the film does itself no favors. ‐ The New Republic
Read More | Posted Mar 15, 2017
C+ 75% Kong: Skull Island (2017) It's no surprise that Kong: Skull Island has such dull, rote human characters (with one notable, delightful exception). But it is a shock that the ape himself is so distant and sullen.‐ The New Republic
Read More | Posted Mar 8, 2017
C+ 93% Logan (2017) After a while, with all that relentless drudgery and all the maimings, it becomes a bit much. ‐ The New Republic
Read More | Posted Feb 28, 2017
B+ 99% Get Out (2017) Get Out has its surface scares, but it's what's lingering beneath that's most frightening: the sense that no matter where you turn, no matter how many people claim they're on your side ... they're out to get you. ‐ The New Republic
Read More | Posted Feb 24, 2017
B- 90% The Lego Batman Movie (2017) The thing about a sequel or a spinoff, even a mostly fun one like The LEGO Batman Movie, is that it's hard to recreate enthusiasm and inventiveness. What was once new is now, already, routine.‐ The New Republic
Read More | Posted Feb 10, 2017
C 42% Gold (2017) The movie is a mess, but it's also an oddly amoral mess.‐ The New Republic
Read More | Posted Jan 27, 2017
A- 96% Paterson (2016) The film is about the act of creation and the art of observation, and it couldn't embody both more perfectly.‐ The New Republic
Read More | Posted Dec 23, 2016
B+ 86% A Monster Calls (2017) The film is a bit emotionally manipulative-it sure can wring the tears out of you-but you still probably won't be able to resist it.‐ The New Republic
Read More | Posted Dec 23, 2016
B 94% Fences (2016) Based on the 1983 August Wilson play, Fences is little more than a filmed version of the 2010 Broadway revival. It all but throws up house lights during intermission.‐ The New Republic
Read More | Posted Dec 23, 2016
C 85% Rogue One: A Star Wars Story (2016) The Star Wars franchise has built up a massive amount of cachet over the last several decades; Rogue One is going to need every bit of it.‐ The New Republic
Read More | Posted Dec 13, 2016
A- 88% Jackie (2016) We all know the Kennedy story by heart, but you'll still never look at Jackie the same way again.‐ The New Republic
Read More | Posted Dec 2, 2016