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Julian Roman

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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
2/5 39% Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald (2018) Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald is a deluge of gaudy visual effects with an incoherent plot. Red meat to the die-hard fans of writer J.K. Rowling, it will mystify everyone else. ‐ MovieWeb
Read More | Posted Nov 15, 2018
3.5/5 81% Instant Family (2018) Instant Family has a whole lot of heart. There are so many children languishing in the foster system. Instant Family applauds those brave enough to foster and adopt.‐ MovieWeb
Read More | Posted Nov 14, 2018
4/5 92% Ralph Breaks the Internet (2018) Ralph Breaks the Internet brilliantly satirizes the huge companies that dominate online life. A fall out of your chair funny subplot involves the Disney Princesses. ‐ MovieWeb
Read More | Posted Nov 14, 2018
4.5/5 99% Roma (2018) Roma is achingly beautiful. What begins as subtle and nuanced, evolves into heartbreaking resolve. Alfonso Cuarón delivers another cinema masterpiece.‐ MovieWeb
Read More | Posted Nov 13, 2018
4/5 91% Widows (2018) Widows is the best crime drama of the year. Director Steve McQueen and co-writer Gillian Flynn fire on all cylinders. The story, acting, and filmmaking are par excellence in the genre.‐ MovieWeb
Read More | Posted Nov 8, 2018
58% The Grinch (2018) In a world fraught with negativity, children and adults alike will appreciate The Grinch for its positive message.‐ MovieWeb
Read More | Posted Nov 7, 2018
2.5/5 58% Outlaw King (2018) Outlaw King is a bloody medieval epic that lacks emotional gravitas. It ekes out a recommendation for the huge battle scenes.‐ MovieWeb
Read More | Posted Nov 6, 2018
2/5 32% The Nutcracker and the Four Realms (2018) The Nutcracker and the Four Realms is a lavish production with a feeble script. The visual effects, costumes, production design, and ballet choreography are icing on a bad cake. ‐ MovieWeb
Read More | Posted Nov 1, 2018
3.5/5 61% Suspiria (2018) Suspiria is a truly unique cinema experience; disturbing, bizarre, yet entrancingly hypnotic. Luca Guadagnino has delivered the most audacious film of the year.‐ MovieWeb
Read More | Posted Oct 26, 2018
2/5 37% Hunter Killer (2018) Hunter Killer never slows down long enough to establish real tension. A talented cast is wasted. ‐ MovieWeb
Read More | Posted Oct 25, 2018
3.5/5 62% Bohemian Rhapsody (2018) Bohemian Rhapsody is a rollicking, high energy tribute. Rami Malek is the embodiment of Freddie Mercury. He carries Bohemian Rhapsody from the first frame to the last.‐ MovieWeb
Read More | Posted Oct 24, 2018
2/5 76% Mid90s (2018) Jonah Hill needed more character work in his script. At a mere eighty-four minutes, Mid90s had ample room for growth.‐ MovieWeb
Read More | Posted Oct 23, 2018
2.5/5 79% Halloween (2018) A gun-toting, ass-kicking Jamie Lee Curtis nudges a slight recommendation for cliched Halloween sequel.‐ MovieWeb
Read More | Posted Oct 17, 2018
3.5/5 No Score Yet Constantine: City of Demons (2018) Constantine: City of Demons is a gripping, bloody tale of the occult. Warner Bros. Animation delivers a full throttle R-rated feature.‐ MovieWeb
Read More | Posted Oct 12, 2018
1.5/5 48% Goosebumps 2: Haunted Halloween (2018) Goosebumps 2 is sadly lacking in creativity. There was no effort to generate a new storyline. The formula was just poured again into the sequel flask.‐ MovieWeb
Read More | Posted Oct 11, 2018
4/5 88% First Man (2018) First Man is an intimate portrayal of an American icon. It is a candid, searingly honest look at a stoic hero; and the stalwart wife who bravely supported him.‐ MovieWeb
Read More | Posted Oct 10, 2018
3.5/5 96% The Hate U Give (2018) Thought provoking and emotionally resonant, The Hate U Give is unwavering in its honesty. It is a story that pierces the heart of the racial divide in America. Amandla Stenberg deserves an Oscar nomination.‐ MovieWeb
Read More | Posted Oct 5, 2018
2/5 29% Venom (2018) Venom is disappointing. The film doesn't fulfill the potential of the character or the story. It lacks a harder edge because of the PG-13 rating.‐ MovieWeb
Read More | Posted Oct 4, 2018
3/5 73% Bad Times at the El Royale (2018) Bad Times at the El Royale worships at the altar of Quentin Tarantino. The juicy bits are scintillating, but the film runs long in stretches.‐ MovieWeb
Read More | Posted Oct 2, 2018
3.5/5 90% A Star Is Born (2018) Bradley Cooper updates "A Star Is Born" on the wings of a luminous talent. Pop diva Lady Gaga is electric on screen.‐ MovieWeb
Read More | Posted Sep 29, 2018
2/5 29% Night School (2018) Night School is a dim-witted, slapstick comedy that runs painfully long. A supporting cast of great comedians saves the film from being a total loss.‐ MovieWeb
Read More | Posted Sep 26, 2018
3.5/5 76% Smallfoot (2018) Smallfoot is an ingenious lesson in critical thinking, adroitly delivered via CGI animation. It's also hilarious, laugh out loud funny in parts. The humor is equally as clever as the plot.‐ MovieWeb
Read More | Posted Sep 24, 2018
2/5 66% The House with a Clock in Its Walls (2018) The House with a Clock in Its Walls achieves an eerie look, but is fitfully dull in the first two acts. Horror Director Eli Roth foregoes his usual macabre blood and guts for kid-friendly fare.‐ MovieWeb
Read More | Posted Sep 19, 2018
3/5 58% White Boy Rick (2018) White Boy Rick is stylish and well acted, but glosses over the criminal elements. Matthew McConaughey and Bel Powley are tremendous in supporting roles.‐ MovieWeb
Read More | Posted Sep 13, 2018
3/5 33% The Predator (2018) The Predator is a bloody, shotgun-paced actioner, loaded with expletives. The film entertains, but feels inordinately lighthearted.‐ MovieWeb
Read More | Posted Sep 11, 2018
3.5/5 83% Active Measures (2018) Ardent supporters of Donald Trump will find Active Measures difficult to digest. However, the mountain of evidence the film provides cannot be discounted. The threads connected are well-sourced and incriminating.‐ MovieWeb
Read More | Posted Sep 8, 2018
3/5 30% Kin (2018) Kin is that rare combination of science fiction and suspense that truly holds your attention throughout. The pieces build to a final act with an absolute whopper payoff.‐ MovieWeb
Read More | Posted Aug 29, 2018
59% Operation Finale (2018) A better than average foray into Holocaust themed drama. The talented cast performs well, even when the script becomes mundane.‐ MovieWeb
Read More | Posted Aug 28, 2018
3.5/5 93% Searching (2018) Searching is a suspenseful and terrifying tale about the dangers of the digital era. It will send shivers down the spine of every parent ignorant of their children's online activities.‐ MovieWeb
Read More | Posted Aug 24, 2018
3/5 52% Papillon (2018) Charlie Hunnam, who wastes away to a near skeleton before our eyes, continues to prove his mettle as an actor. Rami Malek's performance isn't nearly as physical, but just as affecting. ‐ MovieWeb
Read More | Posted Aug 20, 2018
3.5/5 81% Alpha (2018) Alpha is a captivating, beautifully shot adventure for all ages. Albert Hughes elevates this film with great direction.‐ MovieWeb
Read More | Posted Aug 15, 2018
4/5 92% Crazy Rich Asians (2018) Crazy Rich Asians sets a high bar in the romantic comedy genre. You will laugh hysterically, possibly shed a few tears, and leave the theater with a whole lot of love in your heart.‐ MovieWeb
Read More | Posted Aug 10, 2018
2.5/5 45% The Meg (2018) The Meg largely removes the cheese factor of the genre, but still remains a fun popcorn flick. The shark, despite being an enormous creature from the Pliocene era, behaves like an actual shark. ‐ MovieWeb
Read More | Posted Aug 8, 2018
3/5 71% Christopher Robin (2018) Christopher Robin is a tender, beautiful film that will tug at your heartstrings. Director Marc Forster brings back the endearing and lovable characters from the 100 acre wood with deft aplomb.‐ MovieWeb
Read More | Posted Aug 3, 2018
1.5/5 17% The Darkest Minds (2018) The Darkest Minds is badly edited and lacks a cohesive flow. Readers of the book will know the setup, but it's a head scratcher for us neophytes.‐ MovieWeb
Read More | Posted Aug 2, 2018
4/5 95% BlacKkKlansman (2018) BlacKkKlansman is audacious; a distinct cinema experience, meant to be provocative and thoughtful. Spike Lee paints a raw and visceral picture of humanity's worst instincts.‐ MovieWeb
Read More | Posted Jul 27, 2018
3.5/5 91% The Death of Superman (2018) What makes The Death of Superman outstanding is the focus on Superman's life as Clark Kent. The essential dichotomy to Superman's existence is skillfully explored.‐ MovieWeb
Read More | Posted Jul 24, 2018
4/5 97% Mission: Impossible - Fallout (2018) Mission: Impossible - Fallout is going to blow audiences out of their chairs. The action scenes are stupefyingly awesome. ‐ MovieWeb
Read More | Posted Jul 12, 2018
3/5 46% Skyscraper (2018) Skyscraper is a disaster thrill ride that's infectiously gripping. Dwayne Johnson is the king of big-budget action spectacles.‐ MovieWeb
Read More | Posted Jul 10, 2018
3.5/5 88% Ant-Man and the Wasp (2018) Ant-Man and the Wasp brings humor and levity back to the Marvel Cinematic Universe. It's loaded with incredible action scenes, really amping up the visual effects from the first film.‐ MovieWeb
Read More | Posted Jun 27, 2018
2.5/5 33% The Catcher Was A Spy (2018) The Catcher Was a Spy has every element needed for a gripping espionage thriller, but sadly falls flat with its placid direction.‐ MovieWeb
Read More | Posted Jun 24, 2018
1/5 49% Superfly (2018) Superfly is a misogynistic, long-form rap music video that glorifies racial and ethnic stereotypes. It plays to a ghetto reinforcing mentality with B-movie filmmaking and writing.‐ MovieWeb
Read More | Posted Jun 13, 2018
4/5 94% Incredibles 2 (2018) Disney and Pixar do not disappoint after a fourteen year Incredibles absence. Incredibles 2 is top notch family entertainment.‐ MovieWeb
Read More | Posted Jun 12, 2018
4/5 88% American Animals (2018) American Animals is a meticulous and highly creative exploration into the vagaries of human nature. ‐ MovieWeb
Read More | Posted Jun 12, 2018
3/5 68% Ocean's 8 (2018) Ocean's 8 is the Mimosa at this summer's box office brunch.‐ MovieWeb
Read More | Posted Jun 6, 2018
3/5 48% Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom (2018) The fifth installment injects much needed terror into the dinosaur franchise. Director J.A. Bayona adds a visceral element that elevates the film above its predecessor. ‐ MovieWeb
Read More | Posted Jun 6, 2018
2.5/5 71% Adrift (2018) Adrift continuously cuts away from the dire situation to focus on the sappy romance.‐ MovieWeb
Read More | Posted May 31, 2018
3.5/5 86% Upgrade (2018) Upgrade is a knockout blend of sci-fi, horror, and action. Leigh Whannell delivers his best film since Saw. ‐ MovieWeb
Read More | Posted May 30, 2018
3/5 70% Solo: A Star Wars Story (2018) Solo is a fun ride for sure, but it feels too commercial. It is the least epic installment of the Star Wars franchise. ‐ MovieWeb
Read More | Posted May 15, 2018
3/5 83% Deadpool 2 (2018) Deadpool 2 is a worthy sequel for sure. Everything salacious from the first film is pretty much injected with steroids here.‐ MovieWeb
Read More | Posted May 15, 2018
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