Baltimore Magazine

Baltimore Magazine is not a Tomatometer-approved publication. Reviews from this publication only count toward the Tomatometer when written by the following Tomatometer-approved critic(s): Max Weiss
Rating Title/Year Author
3/4 Luce (2019) Max Weiss There's lots of interesting stuff to chew on...it's never less than compelling. EDIT
Posted Aug 19, 2019
3/4 Good Boys (2019) Max Weiss For all its stupid fun, Good Boys is pretty darn smart. EDIT
Posted Aug 15, 2019
2.5/4 The Kitchen (2019) Max Weiss Ultimately, The Kitchen is shallow and, okay, a little ridiculous, but it entertained me. EDIT
Posted Aug 9, 2019
Once Upon a Time... in Hollywood (2019) Max Weiss It has a confident, leisurely pace. If this represents the beginning of a new, more mature era for the aging phenom-his Cliff Booth phase, if you will-I couldn't be more excited for it. EDIT
Posted Jul 29, 2019
3.5/4 The Farewell (2019) Max Weiss An extraordinarily confident debut from Wang. EDIT
Posted Jul 26, 2019
2/4 The Lion King (2019) Max Weiss As directed by Jon Favreau, it's an achievement of technology not artistry. EDIT
Posted Jul 22, 2019
3.5/5 Midsommar (2019) Max Weiss This setup is positively brilliant. EDIT
Posted Jul 5, 2019
2.5/4 Yesterday (2019) Max Weiss British fantasy is perfectly diverting, but barely scratches the surface of its intriguing premise. EDIT
Posted Jun 27, 2019
3.5/4 Toy Story 4 (2019) Max Weiss Yet another funny, heartwarming, and uncommonly wise chapter in Pixar's enduring film series. EDIT
Posted Jun 24, 2019
3/4 Late Night (2019) Max Weiss Late Night is at its best when it focuses on the inner workings of late night TV. EDIT
Posted Jun 12, 2019
3.5/4 Rocketman (2019) Max Weiss The pop icon is vividly brought to life in this kaleidoscopic biopic. EDIT
Posted May 31, 2019
3/4 Booksmart (2019) Max Weiss The film is peppered with jokes-some highly clever, some merely raunchy, as the genre demands-but it also has a beating heart. EDIT
Posted May 28, 2019
3/4 Knives and Skin (2019) Max Weiss This is a feminist and refreshing take on a high school drama. EDIT
Posted May 14, 2019
3/4 Ray & Liz (2018) Max Weiss For fans of slow cinema, still photography, and social realism, Ray & Liz is as depressing as it is ultimately rewarding. EDIT
Posted May 14, 2019
3/4 Mike Wallace Is Here (2019) Max Weiss What emerges is a compelling portrait of a game-changing journalist... EDIT
Posted May 14, 2019
3.5/4 Cold Case Hammarskjöld (2019) Max Weiss The film delivers a gut punch that I never saw coming. EDIT
Posted May 14, 2019
2.5/4 The Mountain (2018) Max Weiss By the time Lavant goes on a semi-nonsensical monologue in French about hermaphrodites (another persistent, if mystifying, recurring image in the film), I had pretty much checked out. EDIT
Posted May 14, 2019
3/4 Pahokee (2019) Max Weiss All in all, the film is an excellent portrait of a town fueled by collective dreams of living elsewhere. EDIT
Posted May 14, 2019
4/4 () Max Weiss Well Groomed makes you care deeply about a pastime you've probably never heard of and people you've never met. And that, folks, is what great film is all about. EDIT
Posted May 14, 2019
3/4 Long Shot (2019) Max Weiss None of this would work if Rogen and Theron weren't so winning and if Fred and Charlotte didn't seem to genuinely like each other so much. EDIT
Posted May 3, 2019
2/4 Little (2019) Max Weiss It's enough to make me guardedly recommend the film. But, nonetheless, Little is no Big. EDIT
Posted Apr 15, 2019
3/4 The Brink (2019) Max Weiss The moral of the film might very well be this: Beware of affable nationalists in rumpled shirts. EDIT
Posted Apr 11, 2019
3/4 Hotel Mumbai (2018) Max Weiss Hotel Mumbai has moments of grace. But it's still brutal, unforgiving-and the viciousness of the violence can't help but to feel exploitative. EDIT
Posted Mar 29, 2019
3.5/4 Us (2019) Max Weiss Us is much scarier than Get Out, but less funny. Peele occasionally disrupts the tension with a few jokes but he wants to keep you freaked out, not laughing. EDIT
Posted Mar 22, 2019
1.5/4 Gloria Bell (2018) Max Weiss The woman getting her groove on on the screen in front of me might as well have been a complete stranger. EDIT
Posted Mar 20, 2019
3.5/4 Woman at War (2018) Max Weiss There are wonderful twists and surprises along the way, none of which I will spoil here. Suffice it to say, Woman at War had me gripped and delighted all the way through. EDIT
Posted Mar 18, 2019
2.5/4 Captain Marvel (2019) Max Weiss Captain Marvel didn't markedly improve the experience for me. I enjoyed it well enough. It felt...familiar. EDIT
Posted Mar 7, 2019
2.5/4 Greta (2018) Max Weiss Don't be fooled by the upscale window dressing: Greta is fun trash. EDIT
Posted Mar 1, 2019
2.5/4 Isn't It Romantic (2019) Max Weiss Isn't It Romantic is unnecessary but it is diverting all the same and even has some wise things to say about regressive rom-com tropes. EDIT
Posted Feb 15, 2019
3/4 Cold War (2018) Max Weiss It's gorgeous to look at and, honestly, quite compelling from beginning to end. I just wish I felt more of the love. EDIT
Posted Jan 25, 2019
2/4 The Upside (2018) Max Weiss The two actors are fine, and have decent chemistry, but the film doesn't dig deeply enough for us to truly be invested in their relationship. EDIT
Posted Jan 11, 2019
1.5/4 Vice (2018) Max Weiss Vice worked my last nerve. It's true, I turned on it early, but trust me when I say it did nothing to endear itself to me as it went on. EDIT
Posted Jan 7, 2019
3.5/4 If Beale Street Could Talk (2018) Max Weiss The film manages to be both sad and uplifting. Like all of Jenkins' films, If Beale Street Could Talk will alternately stir your blood and soothe your soul. EDIT
Posted Dec 28, 2018
2/4 Second Act (2018) Max Weiss In Second Act, Jennifer Lopez is mostly let down by her script. I still think she can be a bankable romcom star, but she needs to find a film that allows her-and her audience-to finally grow up. EDIT
Posted Dec 21, 2018
Roma (2018) Max Weiss Roma is Cuarón's love letter to his nanny, to his mother, to his siblings, and to Mexico. It's as pure as cinema can get. EDIT
Posted Dec 12, 2018
4/4 The Favourite (2018) Max Weiss The film is directed with gobs of wit and style by Lanthimos and the costumes and sets are jaw-dropping. In the end though, this is a three-woman show-and it's nothing short of a privilege to watch them work. EDIT
Posted Dec 5, 2018
2/4 Green Book (2018) Max Weiss The actors give it their all, but they come across as extreme caricatures. EDIT
Posted Nov 21, 2018
4/4 Widows (2018) Max Weiss On top of being one hell of an action thriller, Widows is the kind of feminist film I've been craving. All the women in the film are standing up to an oppressive patriarchy, by whatever means necessary. EDIT
Posted Nov 16, 2018
3.5/4 Wildlife (2018) Max Weiss A quiet film, but it sneaks up on you, gaining in emotional urgency as it goes on. EDIT
Posted Nov 13, 2018
2.5/4 Boy Erased (2018) Max Weiss I appreciate the realism and subtlety he was striving for here, but I think he went too far. Sometimes I just want a little more movie in my movie. EDIT
Posted Nov 8, 2018
3.5/4 Can You Ever Forgive Me? (2018) Max Weiss A literary, insightful, and witty script by Nicole Holefcener and Jeff Whitty and is directed with a pitch-perfect tone and an evocative sense of place by Marielle Heller. EDIT
Posted Nov 1, 2018
2.5/4 Bohemian Rhapsody (2018) Max Weiss Between Malek and the incredible music, the film gets the job done-but just barely. EDIT
Posted Nov 1, 2018
3/4 The Old Man & the Gun (2018) Max Weiss A cops and robbers tale, a romance, and a gentle comedy, too. The good news is, I'm pretty sure once Redford sees how delightful the film is, he'll give up all this nonsense about quitting acting. EDIT
Posted Oct 22, 2018
3/4 First Man (2018) Max Weiss In the same way that a great war film puts you on the battlefield, this film puts you inside the cockpit, inside the spacesuit, and inside those tremulous, heartstopping moments before Armstrong made his famous "leap for mankind." EDIT
Posted Oct 15, 2018
3.5/4 A Star Is Born (2018) Max Weiss An astonishingly confident directorial debut from Cooper. The concert scenes are alternatively soulful and boot-stomping, but never anything less than arresting, and the snippets of backstage life crackle with authenticity. EDIT
Posted Oct 3, 2018
Love, Gilda (2018) Max Weiss This gives the film a sense of haunted intimacy-as though Radner is narrating it posthumously. EDIT
Posted Sep 21, 2018
3.5/4 A Simple Favor (2018) Max Weiss For Lively, this is her Sharon Stone in Basic Instinct moment: She stomps through the film like a femme fatale warrior-so gorgeous and mysterious and alluring, it was like she was constructed in a lab to the play this part. EDIT
Posted Sep 14, 2018
Support the Girls (2018) Max Weiss Hall anchors it all, giving a performance that more than earns its place in the Working Class Heroine Hall of Fame. EDIT
Posted Aug 24, 2018
4/4 Crazy Rich Asians (2018) Max Weiss In the end, though, it would all be for naught if the film didn't have heart and it does. We care deeply about these characters-and the film does, too. EDIT
Posted Aug 17, 2018
3/4 The Miseducation of Cameron Post (2018) Max Weiss The Miseducation of Cameron Post has flashes of greatness. And I love its empathic exploration of queer youth, especially from a female perspective. EDIT
Posted Aug 16, 2018