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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
97% Toy Story 4 (2019) I admit that in the past I've felt skeptical of the need for a new Toy Story movie. But then one opens and it wins me over, finding new ways to wring emotion and heart from a story that appeared to have run its course.‐ Rochester City Newspaper
Read More | Posted Dec 10, 2019
No Score Yet Al Helm: Martin Luther King in Palestine (2012) There's sadness and heartbreak, but Al Helm is ultimately hopeful, capturing the power of art to connect, educate, inspire, and even foster change.‐ Rochester City Newspaper
Read More | Posted Nov 13, 2019
91% The Lighthouse (2019) I can see the film driving many audience members as batty as its characters, but just as many will undoubtedly fall under its hypnotic spell.‐ Rochester City Newspaper
Read More | Posted Nov 1, 2019
8/10 99% Honeyland (2019) A bittersweet ode to the fragile balance of all living things.‐ Rochester City Newspaper
Read More | Posted Sep 28, 2019
7.2/10 96% The Peanut Butter Falcon (2019) A heartfelt story about people rediscovering their own self-worth and, in seeing themselves through another's eyes, learning the value they still have to offer the world.‐ Rochester City Newspaper
Read More | Posted Sep 28, 2019
7.7/10 88% Ready or Not (2019) Fleet, funny, and gleefully bloodthirsty.‐ Rochester City Newspaper
Read More | Posted Sep 28, 2019
8/10 90% Luce (2019) A riveting and thought-provoking movie that resides entirely in gray areas.‐ Rochester City Newspaper
Read More | Posted Sep 28, 2019
7/10 89% Blinded by the Light (2019) Earnest and proudly, enthusiastically corny. If you're able to give yourself over to its pleasures, you might find yourself singing right along.‐ Rochester City Newspaper
Read More | Posted Sep 28, 2019
7.5/10 83% Judy (2019) Renée Zellweger's empathetic portrayal of the wounded and wobbly Hollywood icon imbues "Judy" with the heart and soul of the beloved performer.‐ Rochester City Newspaper
Read More | Posted Sep 28, 2019
60% Them That Follow (2019) The film ultimately offers a potent look at the ways fanaticism can poison the actions of even inherently decent people.‐ Rochester City Newspaper
Read More | Posted Aug 13, 2019
7.4/10 80% Good Boys (2019) Counters all its raunchiness with an inherent sweetness that... manages to say something significant about childhood friendships and the growth that's required to make them last.‐ Rochester City Newspaper
Read More | Posted Aug 13, 2019
96% Toni Morrison: The Pieces I Am (2019) Toni Morrison was a treasure, and "The Pieces I Am" paints a luminous portrait of this cherished writer. ‐ Advocate (Baton Rouge, LA)
Read More | Posted Aug 13, 2019
7.5/10 98% Maiden (2019) An inspiring look at an unsung trailblazer.‐ Rochester City Newspaper
Read More | Posted Aug 13, 2019
8.5/10 98% The Farewell (2019) A warm, heartfelt, and often funny story about the bonds of family and the ways we work to stretch them as far as we can; across continents if we have to. ‐ Rochester City Newspaper
Read More | Posted Aug 2, 2019
8/10 83% Midsommar (2019) For all the grisly images we see, it's moments of emotional violence that have most stuck with me.‐ Rochester City Newspaper
Read More | Posted Jul 3, 2019
8.5/10 100% They Shall Not Grow Old (2019) The effect is to take something as enormous and incomprehensible in scope as a world war and make it shockingly intimate.‐ Advocate (Baton Rouge, LA)
Read More | Posted Jun 21, 2019
4.5/10 23% Men in Black International (2019) Gone is the imagination and wit that made the original such a success; in its place is a lifeless and unforgivably generic piece of studio content.‐ Rochester City Newspaper
Read More | Posted Jun 21, 2019
6.5/10 80% Late Night (2019) Though it could have used a sharper bite, it deserves credit for weaving serious, hot-button issues into such a breezy, enjoyable comedy.‐ Rochester City Newspaper
Read More | Posted Jun 21, 2019
6/10 55% The Dead Don't Die (2019) As much a loving homage to the horror genre as it is a lament for a civilization on the brink. ‐ Rochester City Newspaper
Read More | Posted Jun 12, 2019
6/10 87% Non-Fiction (Doubles vies) (2019) A breezily entertaining comedy of manners when it isn't getting bogged down by its characters' self-conscious meditations on life and culture in the digital age. ‐ Rochester City Newspaper
Read More | Posted Jun 12, 2019
5.5/10 42% The Tomorrow Man (2019) A fairly straightforward late-in-life romance between two lonely, misunderstood people. ‐ Rochester City Newspaper
Read More | Posted Jun 10, 2019
9/10 99% Amazing Grace (2019) At one point the Reverend Cleveland sits, holding his head in his hands and begins to sob - and I get it, man.‐ Advocate (Baton Rouge, LA)
Read More | Posted Jun 10, 2019
5.5/10 89% Rocketman (2019) A crowd-pleasing film, but one that clings to convention in a way that makes its story feel that much more muted and small.‐ Rochester City Newspaper
Read More | Posted May 24, 2019
8.5/10 97% Booksmart (2019) Smart, funny, and empathetic, "Booksmart" is a love letter to the blissfully uncool dorks among us.‐ Rochester City Newspaper
Read More | Posted May 20, 2019
8/10 90% John Wick: Chapter 3 - Parabellum (2019) For pure excitement and craft, the "John Wick" films have grown into one of our most reliable action franchises.‐ Rochester City Newspaper
Read More | Posted May 20, 2019
6/10 69% Pokémon Detective Pikachu (2019) As the start of a potential franchise, "Pokémon Detective Pikachu" is flawed but promising.‐ Rochester City Newspaper
Read More | Posted May 20, 2019
7.5/10 81% Long Shot (2019) A bit raunchy, a little sweet, and totally entertaining. ‐ Rochester City Newspaper
Read More | Posted May 20, 2019
90% Wild Nights with Emily (2019) Funny, genuinely touching, and committed to the kind of smart-but-stupid silliness that's a joy to watch‐ Rochester City Newspaper
Read More | Posted May 20, 2019
6/10 67% The Public (2019) A thoughtful, compassionate drama that seeks to challenge its audience as much as it entertains.‐ Rochester City Newspaper
Read More | Posted Apr 23, 2019
6.5/10 79% Mary Poppins Returns (2018) Beyond Emily Blunt's fantastic performance, Marshall's film never reveals a unique magic of its own.‐ Rochester City Newspaper
Read More | Posted Apr 9, 2019
7/10 90% Capernaum (Capharnaüm) (2018) A sometimes heavy-handed, but nonetheless powerful tale of poverty and adversity.‐ Rochester City Newspaper
Read More | Posted Apr 9, 2019
6/10 70% Isn't It Romantic (2019) Pokes a bit of gentle fun at rom-coms while also functioning as an entirely earnest example of the genre it's sending up.‐ Rochester City Newspaper
Read More | Posted Apr 9, 2019
6/10 96% Birds of Passage (Pájaros de verano) (2019) A compelling variation on the narco crime-drama.‐ Rochester City Newspaper
Read More | Posted Apr 9, 2019
7.5/10 90% Shazam! (2019) Sandberg juggles tone to great effect, weaving together an effervescent sense of humor, satisfyingly emotional moments and exciting, character-driven action. ‐ Rochester City Newspaper
Read More | Posted Apr 9, 2019
5/10 76% Hotel Mumbai (2019) When we're watching these [type of] events unfold in news broadcasts on such a regular basis, I'm not sure I can take reliving them all over again at the movies.‐ Rochester City Newspaper
Read More | Posted Mar 30, 2019
91% Gloria Bell (2019) A delicate, bittersweet portrait of life and love in middle age.‐ Rochester City Newspaper
Read More | Posted Mar 20, 2019
8/10 95% Burning (Beoning) (2018) Wherever you land on the film's meaning, the picture that finally comes into view is a difficult one to shake.‐ Advocate (Baton Rouge, LA)
Read More | Posted Mar 14, 2019
85% The LEGO Movie 2: The Second Part (2019) Just as clever, inventive and funny as the original, even if a bit of the novelty has worn off.‐ Advocate (Baton Rouge, LA)
Read More | Posted Mar 14, 2019
4/10 54% Maleficent (2014) A fundamentally misguided interpretation of the title character, one that seems to misunderstand what drew people to her in the first place. ‐ Rochester City Newspaper
Read More | Posted Mar 14, 2019
87% First Man (2018) Chazelle skillfully manages to create suspense out of events whose outcomes are well documented.‐ Rochester City Newspaper
Read More | Posted Mar 14, 2019
5/10 78% Green Book (2018) Another story where white people have to learn about black people's humanity, and the black characters exist so the white characters are able to learn and grow. ‐ Rochester City Newspaper
Read More | Posted Mar 14, 2019
9/10 93% The Favourite (2018) A scrumptious confection laced with poison."‐ Rochester City Newspaper
Read More | Posted Mar 14, 2019
9/10 95% If Beale Street Could Talk (2019) There's beauty, tenderness, and hope in every frame.‐ Rochester City Newspaper
Read More | Posted Mar 14, 2019
100% Over the Limit (2018) An at times harrowing dive into exactly what it takes to be an Olympic champion.‐ Rochester City Newspaper
Read More | Posted Mar 14, 2019
86% The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind (2019) A genuinely inspiring story of a young boy's ingenuity and how putting knowledge in the hands of those who need it the most can make all the difference in the world.‐ Rochester City Newspaper
Read More | Posted Mar 14, 2019
78% Everybody Knows (Todos lo saben) (2019) A rather half-hearted crime story, though Farhadi's textured script remains engrossing.‐ Rochester City Newspaper
Read More | Posted Mar 14, 2019
5.5/10 44% The Wedding Guest (2019) Our investment in the plight of Jay and Samira requires more than the promise of potential double crosses to latch onto such a flimsy narrative.‐ Rochester City Newspaper
Read More | Posted Mar 14, 2019
60% Greta (2019) No one's going to mistake it for high art, but with a game cast and Jordan's slick direction, it makes for a satisfying meal, even if it's mostly empty calories. ‐ Rochester City Newspaper
Read More | Posted Mar 7, 2019
65% Aquaman (2018) Throughout, Aquaman maintains a level of eye-popping visuals and crazy spectacle that always keeps things interesting.‐ Rochester City Newspaper
Read More | Posted Feb 20, 2019
4/10 61% Bohemian Rhapsody (2018) The film boasts a wonderful lead performance from Rami Malek, but its clichéd narrative and sloppy, safe storytelling let down the larger-than-life figure at its center.‐ Rochester City Newspaper
Read More | Posted Dec 9, 2018