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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
4.5/5 91% The Ballad of Buster Scruggs (2018) These six stories add up to an achievement that is wise, ridiculous, gorgeous, hideous, and contains some of the best onscreen monologues and original characters of all time. ‐ Lagniappe (Mobile, AL)
Read More | Posted Dec 6, 2018
99% Eighth Grade (2018) We're all still growing up, and "Eighth Grade" resonates powerfully with memories and experiences deeply buried, recent and raw, or witnessed in our own adolescent offspring. It is a painful but worthwhile experience.‐ Lagniappe (Mobile, AL)
Read More | Posted Jan 24, 2019
98% The Selfish Giant (2013) "The Selfish Giant" is a beautiful, profound, perfectly acted film... but I can't say you should watch it, because it is so unbearably sad that you'll be completely sorry you started it.‐ Lagniappe (Mobile, AL)
Read More | Posted Aug 22, 2018
98% Inside Out (2015) "Inside Out" was creative, insightful, beautiful and moving, but it was not hilarious; indeed, it might have benefited from a few fart jokes, because it did fall victim somewhat to its own impeccable taste.‐ Lagniappe (Mobile, AL)
Read More | Posted Aug 22, 2018
98% Moonlight (2016) I can tell you "Moonlight" is one of the most intimate and beautiful films I have ever seen, and the subject matter might seem so charged that those of us who have not experienced the issues in the film don't even know how to talk about it.‐ Lagniappe (Mobile, AL)
Read More | Posted Aug 23, 2018
98% My Life as a Zucchini (Ma vie de courgette) (2017) These weird-looking little clay people reach a level of emotional realism many human actors fail to achieve, and your time with them will be very worthwhile.‐ Lagniappe (Mobile, AL)
Read More | Posted Aug 23, 2018
98% I Am Not Your Negro (2017) I thought it wasn't "for" me. I thought I didn't need to be exposed to whatever I presumed it had to say. I was very wrong. This was a very profound experience, artistically and culturally. ‐ Lagniappe (Mobile, AL)
Read More | Posted Aug 23, 2018
98% Don't Think Twice (2016) It's a hilarious but moving look at the realities of navigating the stages of adulthood, and one of my favorite films of the year.‐ Lagniappe (Mobile, AL)
Read More | Posted Aug 23, 2018
98% Zootopia (2016) Bateman has never been better... His role has what the whole movie has: gumption, grace, charm and intelligence, against the backdrop of a fabulously imaginative world.‐ Lagniappe (Mobile, AL)
Read More | Posted Aug 23, 2018
98% Get Out (2017) The cleverness of blending these genres, with a racial commentary that is razor sharp, is what got and kept people talking about "Get Out."‐ Lagniappe (Mobile, AL)
Read More | Posted Aug 24, 2018
98% Won't You Be My Neighbor? (2018) Like watching an episode of his show, this documentary is just a decent, quiet, meaningful place to spend a bit of quality time, reflecting on the inherent worth of every person and enjoying that earworm of a song.‐ Lagniappe (Mobile, AL)
Read More | Posted Oct 4, 2018
98% Rodents of Unusual Size (2018) This is a funny, gross documentary of unusual depth covering ecology, identity, culture, class and family through the lens of the life cycle of a gigantic, disgusting rat. ‐ Lagniappe (Mobile, AL)
Read More | Posted Oct 25, 2018
98% Can You Ever Forgive Me? (2018) May this film lead to more dramatic roles for McCarthy, and a full-blown Richard E. Grant renaissance. ‐ Lagniappe (Mobile, AL)
Read More | Posted Mar 7, 2019
98% The Farewell (2019) An extraordinarily gentle drama that is thought-provoking in the nicest, most pleasant way.‐ Lagniappe (Mobile, AL)
Read More | Posted Nov 21, 2019
97% Boyhood (2014) Despite its faults, "Boyhood" is compelling in a truly authentic way, even if occasionally I felt I was truly living through those 12 years in real time. ‐ Lagniappe (Mobile, AL)
Read More | Posted Aug 22, 2018
97% Life Itself (2014) My only complaint about the expansive, emotional documentary "Life Itself," about legendary film critic Roger Ebert, is that you really can't complain about it. ‐ Lagniappe (Mobile, AL)
Read More | Posted Aug 22, 2018
97% Kurt Cobain: Montage Of Heck (2015) Seeing him through the eyes of his parents was the most poignant segment in a very detailed and moving documentary about his artistically fruitful, personally painful and very short life.‐ Lagniappe (Mobile, AL)
Read More | Posted Aug 22, 2018
97% Kubo and the Two Strings (2016) Thematically, Kubo and the Two Strings is more challenging than some kids' movies, but the rewards are also greater.‐ Lagniappe (Mobile, AL)
Read More | Posted Aug 23, 2018
97% Hell or High Water (2016) Prepare to be pleasantly surprised. This film is complex and emotional, and rather than a stock crime caper flick.‐ Lagniappe (Mobile, AL)
Read More | Posted Aug 23, 2018
97% Love & Friendship (2016) Laugh-out-loud funny. As the scheming Lady Susan, Kate Beckinsale is so utterly committed to her character's ignoble motivations that it is delightful to follow her self-involved schemes,‐ Lagniappe (Mobile, AL)
Read More | Posted Aug 23, 2018
97% Spotlight (2015) It's a celebration of dedication and competence. Characters hunch over directories, clippings and files. They compile databases and underline. It's glorious. ‐ Lagniappe (Mobile, AL)
Read More | Posted Aug 23, 2018
97% To All the Boys I've Loved Before (2018) The pleasure of the film does not come from being surprised, it comes from experiencing these characters. Perhaps because the source material is a novel, the people in the story blossom beyond their boilerplate romantic comedy slots.‐ Lagniappe (Mobile, AL)
Read More | Posted Aug 30, 2018
97% Columbus (2017) An overt art film, but with a delicate relationship drama woven through.‐ Lagniappe (Mobile, AL)
Read More | Posted Apr 11, 2019
97% Toy Story 4 (2019) I call this movie unnecessary because the first three films told such a complete story, and this functions more as a "Where are they now?" follow-up. As such, however, it is wonderful.‐ Lagniappe (Mobile, AL)
Read More | Posted Jul 10, 2019
97% Booksmart (2019) "Booksmart" is a genuinely moving story as well. ‐ Lagniappe (Mobile, AL)
Read More | Posted Nov 6, 2019
96% What We Do In The Shadows (2015) While both the style and the subjects are arguably overdone, the characters in this little film are original and alive. Well, not alive exactly, but believable and vibrantly undead.‐ Lagniappe (Mobile, AL)
Read More | Posted Aug 23, 2018
96% Manchester by the Sea (2016) If you've never seen "You Can Count on Me," do yourself a favor and seek it out. And do not miss "Manchester by the Sea," because it will be the movie everyone will be talking about, and you will never forget the (tear-soaked) experience.‐ Lagniappe (Mobile, AL)
Read More | Posted Aug 23, 2018
96% Paterson (2016) The filmmaker's choices and the film's subject's choices are so carefully weighted and so perfectly chosen that the universe of "Paterson" is one of deep and lasting meaning, and the character of Paterson is unforgettable as portrayed by Adam Driver.‐ Lagniappe (Mobile, AL)
Read More | Posted Aug 23, 2018
96% The Beatles: Eight Days a Week - The Touring Years (2016) Ron Howard brings a narrative structure to a wealth of images and sounds, and it's a great story, even if you think you've heard it all before.‐ Lagniappe (Mobile, AL)
Read More | Posted Aug 23, 2018
96% April and the Extraordinary World (Avril et le monde truqué) (2016) It is compelling, not convoluted, and, best of all, takes place in an imagined steampunk world that is wondrous to behold. ‐ Lagniappe (Mobile, AL)
Read More | Posted Aug 23, 2018
96% Hunt for the Wilderpeople (2016) It's just so sophisticated and mordantly humorous you don't notice at first that it's also in the tradition of a classic boy's adventure tale.‐ Lagniappe (Mobile, AL)
Read More | Posted Aug 23, 2018
96% Roma (2018) While "Roma" is a deeply personal expression of one man's childhood memories, I responded to it, from today's climate, as a very affecting way of viewing a woman's dilemma of work versus motherhood.‐ Lagniappe (Mobile, AL)
Read More | Posted Feb 14, 2019
96% The Peanut Butter Falcon (2019) You have to be made out of stone to be unmoved by The Peanut Butter Falcon.‐ Lagniappe (Mobile, AL)
Read More | Posted Dec 4, 2019
95% Enough Said (2013) It was too ultimately satisfying and resolved to be a true Nicole Holofcener movie, but in the kingdom of Chick Flicks, it's still way up there.‐ Lagniappe (Mobile, AL)
Read More | Posted Aug 22, 2018
95% Nightcrawler (2014) As effective as it is as a character study, the action becomes flat out thrilling and suspenseful, and this is a fascinating, dark misadventure into a life driven by pure, pathetic ambition.‐ Lagniappe (Mobile, AL)
Read More | Posted Aug 22, 2018
95% Call Me by Your Name (2018) A compelling, confusing, beautiful film peopled with unforgettable, believable characters, not necessarily a crowd pleaser, but an intense, highly individual vision that might open your eyes to what the definition of "summer romance" can mean. ‐ Lagniappe (Mobile, AL)
Read More | Posted Aug 24, 2018
95% Little Women (2019) With a few wonderfully clever touches, this beautiful film honors not just the story itself, but the act of reading and loving it.‐ Lagniappe (Mobile, AL)
Read More | Posted Jan 8, 2020
94% Her (2013) Surprisingly romantic and moving, Spike Jonze's "Her" is also utterly frightening and sad.‐ Lagniappe (Mobile, AL)
Read More | Posted Aug 22, 2018
94% The Edge of Seventeen (2016) It is realistic enough to make you remember your own teen years, no matter how near or far away they may be, and above all the film is hilarious.‐ Lagniappe (Mobile, AL)
Read More | Posted Aug 23, 2018
94% Arrival (2016) With this terrifying scale in the background, the quiet power of Adams' intelligent and graceful performance holds the center.‐ Lagniappe (Mobile, AL)
Read More | Posted Aug 23, 2018
94% Incredibles 2 (2018) Sometimes it comes closer to a superhero movie than a "cartoon," and it ends up delivering the best of both worlds.‐ Lagniappe (Mobile, AL)
Read More | Posted Aug 23, 2018
93% Whiplash (2014) It takes Simmons as an actor from memorable to unforgettable.‐ Lagniappe (Mobile, AL)
Read More | Posted Aug 22, 2018
93% Baby Driver (2017) As an action movie, "Baby Driver" is good, but as an action movie directed by Edgar Wright, it is disappointing.‐ Lagniappe (Mobile, AL)
Read More | Posted Aug 23, 2018
93% The Little Prince (2016) A good example of a good kids' movie, but the segments that truly capture the source material are absolutely extraordinary.‐ Lagniappe (Mobile, AL)
Read More | Posted Aug 23, 2018
93% Sorry to Bother You (2018) The delightful and assured cast lead the story with complete control through its craziest moments, and this dystopian madness is utterly believable in their capable hands.‐ Lagniappe (Mobile, AL)
Read More | Posted Dec 20, 2018
93% First Reformed (2018) A visually and emotionally rigorous experience, but it's also grounded and centered by star Ethan Hawke in a performance that is quietly spectacular in every scene.‐ Lagniappe (Mobile, AL)
Read More | Posted Jan 31, 2019
93% The Old Man & the Gun (2018) While it has a few truly delightful and memorable scenes, I'd also like to see a version that is a smidge less in awe of its subject, however deserved that awe may be.‐ Lagniappe (Mobile, AL)
Read More | Posted Feb 21, 2019
93% Stan & Ollie (2019) There is plenty to admire in the sedate but moving biopic.‐ Lagniappe (Mobile, AL)
Read More | Posted Jun 19, 2019
93% Klaus (2019) An absolutely beautiful hand-drawn cartoon about Santa's origins.‐ Lagniappe (Mobile, AL)
Read More | Posted Nov 26, 2019
92% Inside Llewyn Davis (2013) Everyone is the movie is wonderful, and there is not a moment that is wasted. ‐ Lagniappe (Mobile, AL)
Read More | Posted Aug 22, 2018