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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
3/5 40% Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald (2018) The twists get twistier as the film hurtles toward a climax at Paris' Pere Lachaise Cemetery. But the getting there, which should be half the fun, turns out to be a bit of a slog. Fine for Pottermores, but a trial for us Muggles.‐ Rolling Stone
Read More | Posted Nov 15, 2018
2.5/4 70% Bleed For This (2016) Younger jacks up the action in the last third, but the air goes out of a fight movie when you can see the next jab coming.‐ Rolling Stone
Read More | Posted Nov 14, 2018
4/5 74% At Eternity's Gate (2018) There have been many films about Vincent Van Gough, but none as extraordinary as Julian Schnabel's version, starring Willem Dafoe in a monumental, career-best performance that lets us feel we're living Van Gough's life and not just watching it.‐ Rolling Stone
Read More | Posted Nov 14, 2018
4.5/5 91% Widows (2018) With a killer cast led by Viola Davis, Cynthia Erivo, Michelle Rodriquez and Elizabeth Debicki, director Steve McQueen turns four women and a heist into the powerhouse thriller of the year. You're in for a hell of a ride.‐ Rolling Stone
Read More | Posted Nov 13, 2018
4.5/5 83% Green Book (2018) Thanks to the dream team of Mortensen and Ali, both giving Oscar caliber performances, audiences will be rightly cheering this hilarious and heartfelt true story of a black musician and his racist driver on a 1960's tour of the Deep South. ‐ Rolling Stone
Read More | Posted Nov 13, 2018
2/5 58% The Grinch (2018) You're a Mediocre One, Mr. Grinch. Those expecting Cumberbatch to add a little Dr. Strange to his take on Dr. Seuss will be sorely disappointed as this animated take on the Grinch buries its kid audience under a blanket of bland.. ‐ Rolling Stone
Read More | Posted Nov 9, 2018
69% Don Juan DeMarco (1994) The movie itself is never as good as it should be, owing to Leven's lifeless staging. ‐ Rolling Stone
Read More | Posted Nov 7, 2018
4.5/5 91% The Ballad of Buster Scruggs (2018) Saddle up for a hilarity-and-hellfire, Coen brothers western full of riding, fighting, hanging and shooting - plus silly songs, a limbless poet, cowboy love rituals and philosophical musings about the inevitability of dying.‐ Rolling Stone
Read More | Posted Nov 7, 2018
3.5/5 41% The Girl in the Spider's Web (2018) The plot feels increasingly implausible, but the action is go-go-go and a killer good Claire Foy-erasing all memories of "The Crown"- makes the part her own.‐ Rolling Stone
Read More | Posted Nov 7, 2018
3/5 58% The Front Runner (2018) Reitman rewinds to that 1988 moment when Gary Hart's adultery took presidential politics tabloid. But not even Hugh Jackman as Hart can sell the argument that personal weakness doesn't stain public character in the era of #MeToo.‐ Rolling Stone
Read More | Posted Nov 5, 2018
1/5 32% The Nutcracker and the Four Realms (2018) Tchaikovsky must be rolling In his grave after this wretched attempt to turn the famous fairy tale/ballet into a blockbuster results in slow torture for kids and grownups alike. ‐ Rolling Stone
Read More | Posted Nov 2, 2018
3.5/5 97% Maria By Callas (2018) Here's the intimate, unabashedly reverential new documentary that gives legendary diva Maria Callas the encore she deserves. And in her own voice. Fasten your seatbelts. ‐ Rolling Stone
Read More | Posted Nov 1, 2018
4/5 81% The Other Side of the Wind (2018) What to call this Hollywood takedown from Orson Welles, besides the best 1970's movie to be released in the 21st century? It's also chaotic and jumbled and strictly for those who care about the history of film and its indispensable master builder.‐ Rolling Stone
Read More | Posted Nov 1, 2018
3.5/5 85% Boy Erased (2018) Proving again that he's one of the best actors of his generation, Lucas Hedges shines alongside Nicole Kidman and Russell Crowe in this harrowing real-life tale of a gay teen whose parents send him to conversion therapy‐ Rolling Stone
Read More | Posted Oct 31, 2018
3/5 62% Bohemian Rhapsody (2018) In struggling to make a salable PG-13 movie out of an R-rated rock life, this Queen biopic stumbles. But there's only praise to heap on Rami Malek whose tour de force performance as Freddie Mercury will definitely rock you. ‐ Rolling Stone
Read More | Posted Oct 31, 2018
4/5 90% Monrovia, Indiana (2018) Legendary documentarian Frederick Wiseman turns his camera on a pro-gun, pro-God Midwestern town and gives us a landmark view of what it looks like to live in Trump's America.‐ Rolling Stone
Read More | Posted Oct 26, 2018
42% My Life (1993) If there are a few nuggets of wit and wisdom buried under the film's disease-of-the-week surface, Rubin doesn't find them. ‐ Rolling Stone
Read More | Posted Oct 25, 2018
59% Malice (1993) It's got suspense but no staying power.‐ Rolling Stone
Read More | Posted Oct 25, 2018
48% Far and Away (1992) Even at its hokiest, Far and Away is never less than heartfelt.‐ Rolling Stone
Read More | Posted Oct 24, 2018
4.5/5 95% Burning (Beoning) (2018) Is it a love triangle, a murder mystery or a comment on the human condition? Whatever you call this stunning, slow-build thriller from South Korean director Lee Chang-dong, it sizzles with a cumulative power that will knock the wind out of you. ‐ Rolling Stone
Read More | Posted Oct 24, 2018
3/5 61% Suspiria (2018) Luca Guadagnino's re-imagining of Dario Argento's 1977 horror classic about a dance academy run by witches is a maddening mess-all that subtext- and also totally mesmerizing. Brava, Tilda Swinton! ‐ Rolling Stone
Read More | Posted Oct 24, 2018
4/5 87% What They Had (2018) This captivating family drama is anchored by actors-Hilary Swank, Michael Shannon, Blythe Danner, Robert Forster-who truly are as good as it gets. You laugh as much as you cry, which means you believe in the movie's truth.‐ Rolling Stone
Read More | Posted Oct 18, 2018
4/5 93% Wildlife (2018) Carrie Mulligan ignites a blaze in actor-turned-director Paul Dano's moving familial melodrama about a 1960's housewife and mother who can't catch up with the feminist stirrings she feels inside. One word for Mulligan: Wow.‐ Rolling Stone
Read More | Posted Oct 17, 2018
4/5 98% Can You Ever Forgive Me? (2018) Believe the Oscar buzz for Melissa McCarthy in this true story of an out-of-work author who took up forgery to pay the bills. McCarthy shows she has what it takes to tackle drama and comedy and all stops in between: the power to amaze.‐ Rolling Stone
Read More | Posted Oct 17, 2018
3.5/4 76% Mid90s (2018) Jonah Hill's directorial debut, from a script he wrote himself, rewinds back to Clinton-era L.A., where a young kid gets an education in sex, drugs and skaterat culture. The result feels rough-hewn, hands-on and totally irresistible.‐ Rolling Stone
Read More | Posted Oct 16, 2018
4/5 79% Halloween (2018) This slasher movie reboot for the #MeToo Era is the trick-or-treat frightfest you've been waiting for, highlighted by Jamie Lee Cuirtis in a savage roar of a performance in the role that made her a star. You'll scream bloody murder!‐ Rolling Stone
Read More | Posted Oct 16, 2018
3.5/5 69% Beautiful Boy (2018) Hard to take and impossible to forget.‐ Rolling Stone
Read More | Posted Oct 12, 2018
3.5/5 88% The Kindergarten Teacher (2018) It's hard not to think "WTF?!" in this story of a teacher who discovers a child prodigy and becomes obsessed. But Gyllenhaal is a sorceress of an actress worthy of following through the film's twisty paths of light and dark. ‐ Rolling Stone
Read More | Posted Oct 12, 2018
3.5/5 68% The Happy Prince (2018) Director-actor Rupert Everett tackles Oscar Wilde in his later years, and proves this was the role he was born to play. Get ready to marvel at an award-caliber performance.‐ Rolling Stone
Read More | Posted Oct 12, 2018
3/5 73% Bad Times at the El Royale (2018) Set in a 1969 Vegas hotel, Drew Goddard's retro whatzit could have been creepier, wittier, sharper and had a payoff that actually paid off, but there are enough twisted delights (yay, Cynthia Erivo!) to make you consider checking in.‐ Rolling Stone
Read More | Posted Oct 11, 2018
3.5/5 79% 22 July (2018) Director Paul Greengrass' latest docudrama re-enacts the 2011 massacre in Norway with chilling accuracy - but stumbles when revisiting the details of the aftermath.‐ Rolling Stone
Read More | Posted Oct 11, 2018
3.5/4 88% First Man (2018) Unmissable and unforgettable.‐ Rolling Stone
Read More | Posted Oct 10, 2018
4/5 96% The Hate U Give (2018) An emotional powerhouse about a police shooting of an unarmed black man. Topped by an incandescent Amandla Stenberg, whose performance grows like a gathering storm, Tillman's film snaps like a livewire. It means to shake you - and does.‐ Rolling Stone
Read More | Posted Oct 4, 2018
1/5 29% Venom (2018) Even the great Tom Hardy is defeated by this tone-deaf Marvel botch job, which delivers a puddle of simplistic, sanitized PG-13 drivel instead of the scary, dark-night-of-the-soul thunderbolt fans had every right to expect.. ‐ Rolling Stone
Read More | Posted Oct 3, 2018
4.5/5 90% A Star Is Born (2018) By dumping the usual Hollywood bull for something that feels raw, scrappy and lived in, Cooper and Gaga knock it out of the park. Their movie, one of the year's very best, is a modern musical classic. The Oscar race is officially on.‐ Rolling Stone
Read More | Posted Oct 1, 2018
4/5 83% Monsters and Men (2018) John David Washington is at his forceful best in this racially-charged drama from debuting filmmaker Reinaldo Marcus Green that uses the perspective of three persons of color to examine the shooting of an unarmed black man by a white cop,‐ Rolling Stone
Read More | Posted Sep 28, 2018
4/5 99% Free Solo (2018) If mountain-climbing docs make you puke-dizzy, this one is is probably not a good idea. But as Alex Honnold climbs El Capitan solo and without a net, you feel every adrenaline-pumping moment.‐ Rolling Stone
Read More | Posted Sep 28, 2018
1/5 29% Night School (2018) Only a fool would say that Hart and Haddish aren't hilarious. But only a dumbass would argue that their new comedy isn't the worst kind of lazy, laughless, paycheck-begging twaddle. ‐ Rolling Stone
Read More | Posted Sep 27, 2018
4.5/5 90% The Old Man & the Gun (2018) Robert Redford robs banks and steals your heart. And whether David Lowery's exuberant gift of a film reps his final bow or not, Redford gives a virtuoso performance that feels like a valedictory. You want to salute him.‐ Rolling Stone
Read More | Posted Sep 27, 2018
4/5 100% Tea With the Dames (Nothing Like a Dame) (2018) A conversational feast with four acting Dames-Maggie Smith, Judi Dench, Eileen Atkins and Joan Plowright-who are not above profane fun and confessions that make them human. Don't miss the chance to bask in the pleasure of their company. ‐ Rolling Stone
Read More | Posted Sep 21, 2018
4/5 87% Colette (2018) A radiant, riveting Keira Knightley meets every challenge the title role of French novelist Colette throws at her and turns this tale of a pioneering feminist into an exhilarating kick.‐ Rolling Stone
Read More | Posted Sep 20, 2018
0/5 13% Life Itself (2018) Dan Fogelman's blithering botch job doesn't rate a single star. Try five eyerolls. A talented cast goes up in a hellish blaze of leaden dialogue that lands like a blunt force trauma. But the real tragedy strikes when you buy a ticket.‐ Rolling Stone
Read More | Posted Sep 20, 2018
4/5 85% The Sisters Brothers (2018) A knockout, one-of-a-kind western from French director Jacques Audiard in which odd-bird frontier hitmen are played by Joaquin Phoenix and a hot-damn he's great John C. Reilly. Saddle up. ‐ Rolling Stone
Read More | Posted Sep 20, 2018
4.5/5 81% Fahrenheit 11/9 (2018) One of Michael l Moore's best and most incisively funny films, this unmissable doc comes out swinging at Trump and how we ever let him happen. Moore is mad as hell and doesn't want a single one of us to take it anymore. ‐ Rolling Stone
Read More | Posted Sep 19, 2018
2/5 64% I Think We're Alone Now (2018) Peter Dinklage and Elle Fanning bravely face the end of the world, but they can't overcome a barrage of clichés in a plot that ties up loose ends without a single surprise or a scintilla of genuine emotion.‐ Rolling Stone
Read More | Posted Sep 14, 2018
3/5 70% The Children Act (2018) This film adaptation never reaches the intimate heights of Ian McEwan's novel, but Emma Thompson's portrait of a family court judge who lets the world in at the cost of losing her own judgment is acting of the highest order.‐ Rolling Stone
Read More | Posted Sep 14, 2018
3.5/5 85% A Simple Favor (2018) Until an ending that flies ruinously off the rails, Paul Feig's bouncy comedy-thriller brings out the scrappy best in Anna Kendrick and Blake Lively and offers an unexpected take on the twists and turns of female friendship. ‐ Rolling Stone
Read More | Posted Sep 14, 2018
1/5 10% Peppermint (2018) Anything Liam Neeson can do, Jennifer Garner can do better. Ha! Not in this hilariously awful, insanely hard-to-swallow action thriller from Taken director Pierre Morel. No one gets taken here, except audiences.‐ Rolling Stone
Read More | Posted Sep 11, 2018
4/5 97% Blaze (2018) Director Ethan Hawke turns the story of hard-livin' troubadour Blaze Foley into a tribute to artistic integrity - and the best music biopic of the year‐ Rolling Stone
Read More | Posted Sep 5, 2018
3.5/5 65% The Little Stranger (2018) A hypnotic and haunting tale of how the past can grab hold of the flesh-and-blood present and squeeze. Don't let this mesmerizing mystery slip between the cracks of studio neglect and marketing indifference. It's spellbinding.‐ Rolling Stone
Read More | Posted Aug 31, 2018
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