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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
3.5/5 84% Just Mercy (2020) It's a perfect short within the larger, sometimes flawed film. And it serves as a reminder of how powerful the medium can be in its best moments. I just wish Just Mercy had a few more of them.‐ National Post
Read More | Posted Jan 14, 2020
1.5/5 19% Like a Boss (2020) Nothing feels essential; if you exfoliated this screenplay you'd be left with nothing but a cover page and a couple of staples.‐ National Post
Read More | Posted Jan 14, 2020
1/5 51% Underwater (2020) Underwater is a soggy mess.‐ National Post
Read More | Posted Jan 14, 2020
4.5/5 85% Les Misérables (2020) ...the director finds ways to keep pulling characters back from the edge. It makes the film's explosive climax all the more memorable, and the final shot one that won't soon leave you.‐ National Post
Read More | Posted Jan 14, 2020
17% The Grudge (2020) Come what may, I can confidently predict that The Grudge will be the best movie of the decade - at least, until another movie opens.‐ National Post
Read More | Posted Jan 10, 2020
2.5/5 No Score Yet Golda (2019) Students of Israeli history may get something out of this dusty doc, which chronicles the time in office of Golda Meir, the country's fourth Prime Minister. But as a general-interest film it's a bit dry.‐ National Post
Read More | Posted Jan 9, 2020
3/5 38% The Song of Names (2019) The spaces between these notes may drag, but this song is ultimately one worth listening to.‐ National Post
Read More | Posted Jan 6, 2020
4.5/5 95% Little Women (2019) It's a gift.‐ National Post
Read More | Posted Jan 6, 2020
2/5 76% Spies in Disguise (2019) The result is a bit of a slog, though if you want a film that pits one Will Smith against another but is family-friendlier than the recent Gemini Man, this is your movie.‐ National Post
Read More | Posted Jan 6, 2020
3.5/5 100% Nomad: In the Footsteps of Bruce Chatwin (2020) Nomad is Herzog's paean to Chatwin in eight chapters, touching down in Australia, Wales, Patagonia and more, where the peripatetic writer had travelled to study art, archeology and anthropology.‐ National Post
Read More | Posted Jan 6, 2020
3.5/5 No Score Yet Brotherhood (2019) That said, this modern talkie tells a powerful story, worth putting up with the whirr and buzz of the film projector to experience it.‐ National Post
Read More | Posted Dec 23, 2019
3.5/5 No Score Yet She Never Died (2019) The film ends on a mildly confusing note that suggests a potential for more sequels - sister-in-law sequels? But the story stands up nicely on its own.‐ National Post
Read More | Posted Dec 23, 2019
3.5/5 74% Richard Jewell (2019) But the film hits hardest in the way it shows how, once a suspicion of guilt is made, the law can have a difficult time pivoting.‐ National Post
Read More | Posted Dec 23, 2019
3.5/5 92% The Twentieth Century (2019) The passage of decades makes the humour more palatable, even when it cuts not just at our nation's history but its character.‐ National Post
Read More | Posted Dec 23, 2019
3/5 71% Jumanji: The Next Level (2019) [T]he film, which combines pixels from Inception, Jurassic Park, the Indiana Jones franchise and the steampunk realm... rattles along at an amusing pace. You might not even notice it's a shade over two hours.‐ National Post
Read More | Posted Dec 23, 2019
4/5 98% 63 Up (2019) If you're coming to the series cold, there's enough filmed background to get you up to speed. And if you've become hooked at some point over the years, 63 Up makes for essential viewing.‐ National Post
Read More | Posted Dec 23, 2019
2.5/5 50% Kingsway (2018) It's a busy screenplay, with the result that a few of the narrative threads get a little lost.‐ National Post
Read More | Posted Dec 23, 2019
5/5 97% The Body Remembers When the World Broke Open (2019) The filmmakers have constructed a world that you'll remember when it broke your heart open.‐ National Post
Read More | Posted Dec 23, 2019
5/5 52% Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker (2019) No, we never wanted it to end. But if it had to, this is as good a way as any.‐ National Post
Read More | Posted Dec 23, 2019
2.5/5 81% A Hidden Life (2019) Malick lets the story run long and loose - at a shade under three hours, A Hidden Life features an almost overwhelming amount of scenery, and a lot of repetition in the scenes of Nazi officials trying to break Franz's will.‐ National Post
Read More | Posted Dec 23, 2019
4/5 92% Invisible Life (A vida invisível de Eurídice Gusmão) (2019) The Invisible Life of Euridice Gusmao tells a simple, almost elemental story of two sisters separated by chance and circumstance.‐ National Post
Read More | Posted Dec 23, 2019
4.5/5 68% Bombshell (2019) You'll shiver.‐ National Post
Read More | Posted Dec 23, 2019
2/5 20% Cats (2019) It's like watching someone watching the movie, which is itself like watching cats dry.‐ National Post
Read More | Posted Dec 23, 2019
82% High Life (2019) Denis explores the microcosm of life in space, raising uneasy, even queasy questions about humanity's need to push into that frontier, and the costs that will have to be born by individuals.‐ National Post
Read More | Posted Dec 23, 2019
97% Booksmart (2019) In some ways, youth never changes. But it always feels fresh.‐ National Post
Read More | Posted Dec 16, 2019
3.5/5 80% Code 8 (2019) Either way, it's a lot of future to absorb in 98 minutes. But in the spirit of the movie I say: More powers to him.‐ National Post
Read More | Posted Dec 9, 2019
2/5 No Score Yet Stand! (2019) The production looks lovely, crammed with period detail and striving to resonate with today's gig economy... But the results are, dare I say, laboured.‐ National Post
Read More | Posted Dec 2, 2019
4/5 97% Knives Out (2019) I'd argue that one mystery remains: Why can't more films be this much fun?‐ National Post
Read More | Posted Dec 2, 2019
4/5 82% Queen & Slim (2019) Regardless, this is a self-assured feature, smart and stylish in equal measure.‐ National Post
Read More | Posted Dec 2, 2019
3.5/5 90% Dark Waters (2019) Fortunately, Ruffalo makes for a compelling and sympathetic character, and the movie does a good job of lionizing his tenaciousness.‐ National Post
Read More | Posted Dec 2, 2019
4/5 89% The Two Popes (2019) It helps that two great actors perform these Odd Couple meetings.‐ National Post
Read More | Posted Dec 2, 2019
3.5/5 99% Varda by Agnès (2019) Varda by Agnès is a perfect introduction to a talented artist who, even at 90, left us far too soon.‐ National Post
Read More | Posted Dec 2, 2019
2.5/5 No Score Yet The Divine Move 2: The Wrathful (2019) With its stock characters and regularly timed action sequences, The Divine Move 2 is not unlike the game it dramatizes; two-dimensional, and black and white.‐ National Post
Read More | Posted Nov 26, 2019
3/5 100% Assholes: A Theory (2019) It's worth pointing out the restraint shown in the section about electing assholes to run your country. ‐ National Post
Read More | Posted Nov 15, 2019
2/5 24% The Warrior Queen of Jhansi (2019) This is a first film from Bhise, and an ambitious one, though it doesn't always deliver the force the story deserves. ‐ National Post
Read More | Posted Nov 15, 2019
2/5 52% Charlie's Angels (2019) Aside from its best-supporting accolades, Charlie's Angels does little to advance the series. ‐ National Post
Read More | Posted Nov 15, 2019
2.5/5 92% Ford v Ferrari (2019) In the narrative straightaways, with the drama and cinematography and actors firing on all cylinders, there's no stopping it.‐ National Post
Read More | Posted Nov 15, 2019
2.5/5 40% Maleficent: Mistress of Evil (2019) The plot seems a touch thin, the battle scenes interminable, and resolution, when it comes, unearned.‐ National Post
Read More | Posted Nov 8, 2019
5/5 99% Parasite (Gisaengchung) (2019) Bong leads us into this realm slowly and expertly, often relying on an eclectic soundtrack - opera one moment, a jazzy all-drums set the next - to carry us forward.‐ National Post
Read More | Posted Nov 8, 2019
4/5 96% By the Grace of God (Grâce à Dieu) (2019) An important work of storytelling. ‐ National Post
Read More | Posted Nov 8, 2019
2/5 81% Greener Grass (2019) I can see what the filmmakers are aiming for, but suburban life seems too easy a target, and the surreal comedy too broad to deliver the desired impact. ‐ National Post
Read More | Posted Nov 8, 2019
3.5/5 No Score Yet April in Autumn (2018) The film takes a welcome jog near the end, for a resolution that may feel like a letdown to some. But fearing a tidy conclusion, I was happy for the ambiguity.‐ National Post
Read More | Posted Nov 8, 2019
5/5 96% The Cave (2019) Fayyad's work is best when it's simple, like the shots of Dr. Ballour calling her parents, who praise her work but beg her to get away. ‐ National Post
Read More | Posted Nov 8, 2019
2/5 73% Harriet (2019) The by-the-numbers telling doesn't do justice to the power and scale of her accomplishments, though Cynthia Erivo (Widows, Bad Times at the El Royale) does good work in the title role‐ National Post
Read More | Posted Nov 8, 2019
2/5 57% Frankie (2019) Sachs gets points for the film's conclusion, a dialogue-free ten-minute finale shot mostly in a very wide angle over classical piano music; it feels like it was dropped in from a much more interesting movie. ‐ National Post
Read More | Posted Nov 8, 2019
2/5 86% Synonyms (Synonymes) (2019) Synonyms wraps itself in so many layers of metaphor - the final shot shows someone pounding on a door that refuses to open - that it loses any sense of character or plot.‐ National Post
Read More | Posted Nov 8, 2019
2.5/5 70% Terminator: Dark Fate (2019) And yet, sandwiched in the middle, the screenplay manages a few deep thoughts about the nature of free will, forgiveness and retribution, much of it channeled through Schwarzenegger's character...‐ National Post
Read More | Posted Nov 8, 2019
3/5 62% Motherless Brooklyn (2019) So there's much to enjoy, whether you immerse yourself in the gritty city or try to keep ahead of Lionel as he feels his way through the story's central mystery.‐ National Post
Read More | Posted Nov 8, 2019
3/5 96% The Irishman (2019) The Irishman is at heart quite a sombre story. Scorsese doesn't dwell on the violence, and seems more interested in the possibility of redemption.‐ National Post
Read More | Posted Nov 8, 2019
3/5 43% Midway (2019) Midway may not have the same lofty aspirations, but it provides thrilling popcorn fare nonetheless.‐ National Post
Read More | Posted Nov 8, 2019