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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
9.2/10 98% Portrait of a Lady on Fire (Portrait de la jeune fille en feu) (2020) It is an incredibly passionate romance.‐ Breakfast All Day
Read More | Posted Feb 21, 2020
8.5/10 97% A Shaun the Sheep Movie: Farmageddon (2020) I was delighted throughout.‐ Breakfast All Day
Read More | Posted Feb 21, 2020
82% Onward (2020) Still, even if the film lags narratively, there's enough flash and dazzle to keep viewers engaged, with Holland and Pratt providing a genuine balance of sibling love and exasperation for each other.‐ TheWrap
Read More | Posted Feb 21, 2020
8.7/10 75% The Photograph (2020) [Rae and Stanfield] have amazing chemistry.‐ Breakfast All Day
Read More | Posted Feb 14, 2020
5.5/10 72% The Lodge (2020) We get to the the shocking twist before the movie does.‐ Breakfast All Day
Read More | Posted Feb 14, 2020
2/10 20% Tyler Perry's A Fall from Grace (2020) Unintentionally hilarious.‐ Breakfast All Day
Read More | Posted Feb 14, 2020
10% Fantasy Island (2020) If this new movie were a pilot for a TV reboot, it would come off as overwrought and underwritten but still possibly on the right track for a revived anthology series. As a movie, those flaws are magnified to the size of the silver screen.‐ TheWrap
Read More | Posted Feb 14, 2020
3.5/10 28% The Rhythm Section (2020) This movie is just inane.‐ Breakfast All Day
Read More | Posted Feb 7, 2020
78% Birds of Prey (And the Fantabulous Emancipation of One Harley Quinn) (2020) A giddy treat of an R-rated comic-book movie, borrowing elements from inspirations as disparate as 9 to 5, Bugs Bunny and Modesty Blaise to create an adventure that tweaks its genre familiarity with delightful bursts of anarchy and wit.‐ TheWrap
Read More | Posted Feb 5, 2020
39% Downhill (2020) They have actively dumbed down the Swedish restraint of Ruben Östlund's original, spelling out and underlining every bit of characterization and motivation in a manner that suggests they don't trust the audience's intelligence.‐ TheWrap
Read More | Posted Jan 26, 2020
100% Welcome to Chechnya (2020) A chilling examination of both the brutality that the Chechen LGBT community is forced to face on a daily basis and the difficulty of leaving the country for peace and safety.‐ TheWrap
Read More | Posted Jan 26, 2020
7.2/10 73% The Gentlemen (2020) This is utter nonsense, and I was never not entertained.‐ Breakfast All Day
Read More | Posted Jan 24, 2020
91% What Did Jack Do? (2020) If you are a David Lynch fan you absolutely need to go see What Did Jack Do.‐ Breakfast All Day
Read More | Posted Jan 24, 2020
8/10 96% Atlantics (2019) This is a really cool like ghost story and love story and [a] social piece and all rolled into one in a very assured and fascinating movie.‐ Breakfast All Day
Read More | Posted Jan 24, 2020
2/10 20% Cats (2019) You can't believe what you're looking at because it's so hideous to behold.‐ Breakfast All Day
Read More | Posted Jan 23, 2020
6.6/10 47% Underwater (2020) It's mostly satisfactory but... it's kind of redundant.‐ Breakfast All Day
Read More | Posted Jan 23, 2020
5.5/10 20% Like a Boss (2020) There are gags that land, but it's not a good movie.‐ Breakfast All Day
Read More | Posted Jan 23, 2020
6.5/10 77% Bad Boys for Life (2020) I was kind of bored when things weren't blowing up but when things are blowing up our cars are chasing I was digging it.‐ Breakfast All Day
Read More | Posted Jan 23, 2020
7.5/10 83% Les Misérables (2020) It is this kind of fascinating almost sort of autopsy.‐ Breakfast All Day
Read More | Posted Jan 23, 2020
14% Dolittle (2020) Splats onto the screen like horse dung, with few laughs and no charm. Even the actor's legendary charisma, which this project sorely needed, gets tamped down.‐ TheWrap
Read More | Posted Jan 15, 2020
52% Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker (2019) It's a somewhat soulless delivery system of catharsis, but Disney and Abrams are banking on the delivery itself to be enough.‐ TheWrap
Read More | Posted Dec 18, 2019
99% Varda by Agnès (2019) This final film acts as a perfect button to a legendary life in art, and it's also a launchpad to viewers who want to go back and explore her groundbreaking contributions to the cinema.‐ TheWrap
Read More | Posted Dec 5, 2019
97% Knives Out (2019) Offers multiple levels of engagement and enjoyment; it's just that it's always hinting at the superior film it might have been.‐ TheWrap
Read More | Posted Nov 26, 2019
89% 1917 (2020) The movie is more successful as a thriller than as a thoughtful examination of war and its horrors; Mendes seems less interested in the nightmare of battle and its effects on his characters than he is in Hitchcockian audience manipulation.‐ TheWrap
Read More | Posted Nov 25, 2019
95% Little Women (2019) In an era in which sentimentality is a seasoning that filmmakers either shun entirely or employ with too heavy a hand, Gerwig crafts a work that is moving without being manipulative. This is a Little Women for the ages.‐ TheWrap
Read More | Posted Nov 25, 2019
88% Feast of the Seven Fishes (2019) If your parents or grandparents were immigrants to the United States, you're likely to recognize your family here, no matter what holiday you celebrate or what elaborate meals you cook to mark the occasion.‐ TheWrap
Read More | Posted Nov 14, 2019
77% Frozen II (2019) There's a lot to like here, from a rich palette of autumn colors to a potentially provocative subplot about historical sins, but this is a sequel that exists not because there was more story to be told but because there was more money to be made.‐ TheWrap
Read More | Posted Nov 14, 2019
46% Last Christmas (2019) Think of this as director Paul Feig's Christmas album; it won't be the first comedy anyone thinks about in his accomplished filmography, but viewers might find themselves reaching for it come December all the same.‐ TheWrap
Read More | Posted Nov 6, 2019
94% Klaus (2019) Far more successful with holiday magic than it is with character-based comedy, but that's not enough of a flaw to keep young audiences (and their parents) from potentially turning this feature into a cherished annual tradition.‐ TheWrap
Read More | Posted Nov 5, 2019
96% The Irishman (2019) Scorsese's return to the gangster milieu is anything but a greatest-hits compilation from a filmmaker in his autumn years; as a storyteller and a crafter of images, he remains as bold and as provocative as ever.‐ TheWrap
Read More | Posted Sep 27, 2019
82% Judy (2019) There's never a feeling that Zellweger's "doing" Judy; she's being Judy.‐ TheWrap
Read More | Posted Sep 25, 2019
87% Hustlers (2019) Much of the script crackles in its portrayal of both larceny and female friendship, but it frequently leaves out what seems like essential connective tissue.‐ TheWrap
Read More | Posted Sep 12, 2019
71% The King (2019) A historical piece that defies expectation and offers both the thrills of battle and a thoughtful critique of war and imperialism.‐ TheWrap
Read More | Posted Sep 2, 2019
41% Wasp Network (2019) The film seems mostly comprised of conversations in restaurants, where new characters and organizations are constantly being introduced. (Seriously, you could create a drinking game over the number of tabletop exposition dumps.)‐ TheWrap
Read More | Posted Sep 1, 2019
14% American Skin (2019) A clunky, heavy-handed film that takes a pressing contemporary issue and flattens it under two genres the writer-director seems ill-equipped to handle - the mockumentary and the courtroom drama.‐ TheWrap
Read More | Posted Sep 1, 2019
42% The Laundromat (2019) Flails about with an excess of bad ideas that undercut the justifiable outrage over the events depicted.‐ TheWrap
Read More | Posted Sep 1, 2019
68% Joker (2019) If you strip the Joker and his nearly 80-year history as a cultural icon out of this film, as well as all the 1970s movie homages, there's not a whole lot left except for Phoenix's performance, and it's the kind of turn that's destined to be divisive.‐ TheWrap
Read More | Posted Aug 31, 2019
38% Seberg (2020) Stewart never attempts to completely impersonate Jean Seberg, but what Stewart does capture is the spark in Seberg's eyes; she also knows how to turn off that spark, which adds additional heartbreak to the later scenes of a despairing, suicidal Seberg.‐ TheWrap
Read More | Posted Aug 30, 2019
71% An Officer and a Spy (J'accuse) (2019) Any controversy that might erupt over Roman Polanski's decision to implicitly equate himself with one of history's greatest victims of injustice is dissipated by the resultant film's tepid listlessness.‐ TheWrap
Read More | Posted Aug 30, 2019
95% Marriage Story (2019) Since 2005, Baumbach has had an extraordinary run of films with deeply flawed, often exasperating characters who are nonetheless always capable of growth and redemption.‐ TheWrap
Read More | Posted Aug 29, 2019
84% The Perfect Candidate (2019) With exquisite subtlety, director Haifaa Al Mansour brings us into her heroine's world and lays out the series of indignations (some tiny, some massive) she is forced to face on a daily basis.‐ TheWrap
Read More | Posted Aug 29, 2019
81% The Truth (La vérité) (2020) Even working in another language and on another continent, Kore-eda once again captures the intricacies of the human condition.‐ TheWrap
Read More | Posted Aug 28, 2019
88% Ready or Not (2019) At its best, calls to mind some devilish delights of the 1970s, from the antique-toy-stuffed manor of Sleuth to the jet set's homicidal party games in The Last of Sheila to the ever-resilient final girl of The Texas Chainsaw Massacre.‐ TheWrap
Read More | Posted Aug 13, 2019
91% Spider-Man: Far From Home (2019) Never feels like it's just biding its time between super-battles. If anything, and this is a compliment, the film frequently feels like a charming teen road-trip comedy that occasionally turns into a superhero movie.‐ TheWrap
Read More | Posted Jun 27, 2019
97% Toy Story 4 (2019) Pixar could easily retire this series with a clean sweep of films that have been lovely to look at and moving and funny to watch. But if they can maintain this level of wonderful, keep 'em coming.‐ TheWrap
Read More | Posted Jun 13, 2019
42% Godzilla: King of the Monsters (2019) Part 21st-century action franchise (kick in the action early, then keep one-upping it until the big finale) and part 1970s Irwin Allen disaster saga (fill the cast with prestigious actors and give them just enough to elevate the goofy material).‐ TheWrap
Read More | Posted May 28, 2019
86% We Have Always Lived in the Castle (2019) Allows Passon to work with a larger, more complex canvas while still displaying her intuitive understanding of women seeking to overthrow repression and societal expectation.‐ TheWrap
Read More | Posted May 16, 2019
69% Pokémon Detective Pikachu (2019) Both overstuffed and underwritten, making it seem simultaneously ambitious and lazy, frenzied and sluggish.‐ TheWrap
Read More | Posted May 2, 2019
94% Avengers: Endgame (2019) Has almost nothing on its mind but crossing the Ts and dotting the Is of a far-flung superhero saga, but to anyone with even a minor emotional stake in the MCU, it has the fleeting satisfaction of a shot of whipped cream direct from the spray can.‐ TheWrap
Read More | Posted Apr 23, 2019
83% Her Smell (2019) New material from the challenging auteur, one that reflects a deeper sense of maturity, displayed mainly in the idea of the possibility of redemption.‐ TheWrap
Read More | Posted Apr 12, 2019