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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
D 10% Brahms: The Boy II (2020) The result is messier than a ten year old's bedroom. Complete with tantrums, doll parts and terrifyingly poor parenting. ‐ The Playlist
Read More | Posted Feb 22, 2020
62% The Call of the Wild (2020) The Call of the Wild proves that you can teach an old dog new tricks. Thanks to a cute puppy and charming characters, Jack London's classic novel, which has translated poorly to the big screen thus far, finally comes to life here.‐ L.A. Weekly
Read More | Posted Feb 21, 2020
C 75% The Photograph (2020) No amount of champagne, pretty faces and New York real estate porn can turn dull lovers and a dramatic lack of focus into a pretty picture. ‐ The Playlist
Read More | Posted Feb 16, 2020
39% Downhill (2020) Don't blame the actors for the film's failure, though. It isn't their fault that the dialogue is boring, or that things move at a ski lift pace, or that the movie goes on and on and on and on and on, much like this sentence. ‐ L.A. Weekly
Read More | Posted Feb 14, 2020
4/4 98% Portrait of a Lady on Fire (Portrait de la jeune fille en feu) (2020) Using light, framing and texture the same way a Rococo painter would in 1770, Sciamma has crafted a world that demands to be seen and felt. ‐ Willamette Week
Read More | Posted Feb 14, 2020
63% Gretel & Hansel (2020) Atmosphere is to horror what ingredients are to stew. Without it, audiences would have nothing to chew on, so it's a good thing Gretel & Hansel, the latest adaptation of the Brothers Grimm fairy tale, is a feast for the eyes.‐ Willamette Week
Read More | Posted Feb 6, 2020
1/4 12% The Turning (2020) The atmosphere really is incredible. But the rest of this horror flick is as hollow as a mannequin.‐ Willamette Week
Read More | Posted Jan 30, 2020
73% The Gentlemen (2020) The Gentleman marks a return to Ritchie's prima donna days (his literal pre-Madonna days), when his flair and flamboyant style was front and center. ‐ L.A. Weekly
Read More | Posted Jan 27, 2020
B 67% Troop Zero (2020) Turning in one of the best child performances in recent years, [McKenna] Grace can light up the screen with a smile. Even if the movie is a little surface and obvious, her bubbling energy is contagious. ‐ The Playlist
Read More | Posted Jan 22, 2020
B 50% The Sonata (2020) The movie itself may never catch fire, but Andrew Desmond's incendiary take on the Gothic subgenre is as mystical and melodic as a Schubert sonata. ‐ The Playlist
Read More | Posted Jan 19, 2020
77% Bad Boys for Life (2020) Newcomers Bilall Fallah and Adil el Arbi have given the duo relatable character traits, an aspect that's been missing in the series, but their outing has horsepower to spare too. ‐ L.A. Weekly
Read More | Posted Jan 17, 2020
47% Underwater (2020) By stealing everything from Ridley Scott's 1979 classic [Alien], this watered down rip-off brings nothing new to the table. In the ocean, no one can hear you sigh.‐ culturevulture.net
Read More | Posted Jan 16, 2020
C- 14% Dolittle (2020) Stephen Gaghan ("Syriana," "Traffic"), usually a smart, prestige-drama writer/director, is the absolutely oddest choice to direct this broad and lame CGI-laden family film.‐ The Playlist
Read More | Posted Jan 15, 2020
89% The Two Popes (2019) Meirelles has reformed the historical drama in a way that makes going to church entertaining. The Two Popes is a blessing to us all. ‐ culturevulture.net
Read More | Posted Jan 10, 2020
10/10 95% Little Women (2019) We don't deserve Greta Gerwig. Her movies are so warm, so innocent and so full of life that you leave excited for whatever comes next in your own. And the same goes for Little Women.‐ We Got This Covered
Read More | Posted Jan 2, 2020
80% A Hidden Life (2019) If you have faith in writer-director Terrence Malick's vision, you'll eventually be rewarded with imagery that has the power to move mountains, and experience a spiritual grandiosity that pours over you like a waterfall. ‐ Willamette Week
Read More | Posted Jan 2, 2020
72% The Aeronauts (2019) Shot in an actual hot air balloon, with the CGI added in post production, these wide screen moments are a symbol for the characters' independence. Only in the stratosphere do they have the freedom to forge their own paths.‐ L.A. Weekly
Read More | Posted Dec 30, 2019
89% 1917 (2020) Chapman and McKay deserve salute for their work as leads. Through their weary eyes and baby faces, the duo project the horrors of their Homeric journey and inspiring sacrifice. ‐ L.A. Weekly
Read More | Posted Dec 30, 2019
20% Cats (2019) The Andrew Lloyd Webber musical, based on T.S. Elliot's wonderfully creative "Old Possum's Book of Practical Cats," played on Broadway for 18 years despite not being very good. But it was fun in a way this big screen CATastrophe isn't. ‐ L.A. Weekly
Read More | Posted Dec 24, 2019
52% Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker (2019) Eight films, 20 hours and hundreds of nostalgic moments have lead up to "The Rise of Skywalker"... It's too much for a single film to juggle, and not even the Force can pull it off. ‐ L.A. Weekly
Read More | Posted Dec 24, 2019
92% Uncut Gems (2019) It's the cinematic equivalent to mixing cocaine with acid, a burst of energy that unfolds like a dream. ‐ L.A. Weekly
Read More | Posted Dec 19, 2019
2/4 76% Richard Jewell (2019) Without an honest script, this historical drama can't help but feel artificial.‐ Willamette Week
Read More | Posted Dec 18, 2019
C- 71% Jumanji: The Next Level (2019) Director Jake Kasdan can't strike lightning twice in his cash grab sequel. When everyone makes it out of the game this time, Fridge exclaims, "Let's never go back there again!" One can only hope. ‐ The Playlist
Read More | Posted Dec 17, 2019
B 81% Daniel Isn't Real (2019) By trading a splatterfest premise for a metaphysical head trip, and by trading skin-slashing for head-scratching, the director has opened up his world to so many more ideas.‐ The Playlist
Read More | Posted Dec 16, 2019
70% Bombshell (2019) ...by the time the movie is over, and Time's Up for Ailes, it's clear Bombshell is more concerned with entertaining the masses than inspiring them.‐ Willamette Week
Read More | Posted Dec 12, 2019
97% Knives Out (2019) At a time when mainstream movies aspire to be taken seriously, Knives Out sets out to be nothing more than comfort food.‐ L.A. Weekly
Read More | Posted Dec 12, 2019
98% Won't You Be My Neighbor? (2018) The production's gentle and visual style are essential in keeping this trolley moving on the right tracks.‐ L.A. Weekly
Read More | Posted Dec 12, 2019
92% Ford v Ferrari (2019) To quote Howard Hawks, Mangold's greatest influence, "they're moving pictures, let's make em' move!"‐ L.A. Weekly
Read More | Posted Dec 12, 2019
77% Doctor Sleep (2019) Even if Flannagan is talented enough to master the dolley shots, zoom-outs and set designs, what's impossible to mime is [The Shining's] larger-than-life atmosphere, the overwhelming feeling that comes from great storytelling.‐ L.A. Weekly
Read More | Posted Dec 12, 2019
70% Terminator: Dark Fate (2019) Human machines are still a thing of the future, but humans making machine-like movies is unmistakably a thing of the present.‐ L.A. Weekly
Read More | Posted Dec 12, 2019
79% Girl on the Third Floor (2019) The renovations needed here have nothing to do with the house.‐ L.A. Weekly
Read More | Posted Dec 12, 2019
94% Western Stars (2019) Shot at [Bruce's] barn in New Jersey among friends and family, the setting is so intimate it feels you received your very own invitation.‐ L.A. Weekly
Read More | Posted Dec 12, 2019
68% Zombieland: Double Tap (2019) It would have been nice to see something other than one-liners, or even a few original jokes. Instead, it merely brings the old ones back to life.‐ L.A. Weekly
Read More | Posted Dec 12, 2019
26% Gemini Man (2019) Gemini Man aspires to be deeper than your average action flick with an obvious Freudian message about how our worst enemy is ourselves...what it all amounts to, however, is a throwaway genre exercise disguised as a technological experiment.‐ L.A. Weekly
Read More | Posted Dec 12, 2019
97% Dolemite Is My Name (2019) ...what we take away from it - beyond some indelible rap lines and badass swagger - is a sense of who Moore really was, and the power of his drive to make a name for himself. He obviously did that very well.‐ L.A. Weekly
Read More | Posted Dec 11, 2019
82% Judy (2019) Being back with Judy-even if it isn't the "real" Judy- is like coming back home from a long, exhausting trip. It's a reminder that there's no place like home, and no one like Garland.‐ L.A. Weekly
Read More | Posted Dec 11, 2019
68% Joker (2019) What cannot be argued is that Phoenix has once again turned in an Oscar-worthy performance...‐ L.A. Weekly
Read More | Posted Dec 11, 2019
3/4 82% Queen & Slim (2019) Dreamy colors create a soulful mood enhanced by a New Orleans hip-hop soundtrack and memorable pit stops. When the two ride ponies or slow dance in a bar, their feeling of freedom will sweep you off your feet.‐ Willamette Week
Read More | Posted Dec 6, 2019
4/4 95% Marriage Story (2019) ...the film also benefits from two of the best performances this decade from its leads as well as a minimalist style that makes it seem as if the events were unfolding in real time. The result is timeless.‐ Willamette Week
Read More | Posted Dec 6, 2019
70% The Kill Team (2019) Hopefully, word-of-mouth is enough to make The Kill Team a hit.‐ The Playlist
Read More | Posted Nov 25, 2019
96% The Irishman (2019) Scorsese's latest Mafia piece is perfect. It encapsulates everything that made his previous work so crowd pleasing. Pacino, Pesci and De Niro are as good as ever.‐ Willamette Week
Read More | Posted Nov 20, 2019
42% Midway (2019) Wes Tooke's screenplay is dead in the water. When things aren't exploding, the characters need personality...‐ Willamette Week
Read More | Posted Nov 13, 2019
62% Motherless Brooklyn (2019) It's clear that this tale of civic corruption wanted to be the East's Chinatown. With its jazzy score, city conspiracies and the uncertainty of the femme fetale's father, the only thing that's missing is the actual grit.‐ culturevulture.net
Read More | Posted Nov 7, 2019
1/4 73% Harriet (2019) Lemmons is the first to tell Harriet's story on the big screen, and she's done it in a way you could bring the kids if you wanted to. But why would you want to when the lead is devoid of emotion?‐ Willamette Week
Read More | Posted Oct 23, 2019
C- 43% The Addams Family (2019) For a film that's sole purpose is to teach youngsters the asininity of assimilation, "The Addams Family" does a lot of borrowing from better movies. ‐ The Playlist
Read More | Posted Oct 13, 2019
3/4 74% Between Two Ferns: The Movie (2019) Aukerman knows what we're all here for, and it shows in the script's jumps from one interview to the next with stars like David Letterman, John Legend and Keanu Reeves.‐ Willamette Week
Read More | Posted Oct 2, 2019
84% Downton Abbey (2019) Director Michael Engler and writer Julian Fellowes have done extensive work on the series, yet they don't have much experience with movies, and it shows in the plodding pace and lack of character development.‐ Willamette Week
Read More | Posted Sep 26, 2019
27% Rambo: Last Blood (2019) Early on in First Blood, Sylvester Stallone's green beret and the sheriff of a small town named Hope argue over the meaning of the word "boring." Thirty-seven years later, Rambo: Last Blood settles that debate by showing us something truly dull.‐ Willamette Week
Read More | Posted Sep 26, 2019
C 71% Low Tide (2019) Despite a script that's as obvious as a treasure map, Low Tide ultimately works because of its leads‐ The Playlist
Read More | Posted Sep 26, 2019
7.5/10 80% Auggie (2019) Previously responsible for a number of hit-or-miss shorts, Mathew Kane is making his feature debut. You wouldn't know it from watching. His ideas aren't new, but he finds new and mature ways of updating them.‐ Film Threat
Read More | Posted Sep 19, 2019