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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
B+ 79% Greyhound (2020) The action sequences are compelling and startling, transporting you directly into the heart of this WWII battle. Hanks' work is assured and steady, lacking a false note.‐ KSDK News (St. Louis)
Read More | Posted Jul 23, 2020
B+ 92% The Outpost (2020) If you want a war film without all the flash and dance, just the meat and potatoes of pure suspense and danger, visit The Outpost this week. ‐ KSDK News (St. Louis)
Read More | Posted Jul 16, 2020
B+ 81% The Old Guard (2020) There isn't a false note in any of her steps here as a woman who is tired of dying only to find out she will live again. Theron can do it all, showing off her versatility. ‐ KSDK News (St. Louis)
Read More | Posted Jul 16, 2020
A 93% Palm Springs (2020) Samberg and Milioti are each at the top of their game here, making you buy into Nyles and Sarah's trials and tribulations. Siara's script is an actor's dream house. ‐ KSDK News (St. Louis)
Read More | Posted Jul 16, 2020
A 100% Inmate #1: The Rise of Danny Trejo (2019) This would be the kind of documentary that makes itself-but Harvey, Scorgie, and company add a level of truth to the tale that makes it punch harder. ‐ KSDK News (St. Louis)
Read More | Posted Jul 16, 2020
B 56% The Hunt (2020) The Hunt is a wild, untamed yet enlivening cinematic experience. The dark humor and easy-to-please graphic novel-tinged pulpy violence save the day here.‐ KSDK News (St. Louis)
Read More | Posted Jul 5, 2020
F 30% Bloodshot (2020) You may not need a past to have a future, but you need a movie with some life to create a good time in a theater. This film is just a bad idea gone wrong.‐ KSDK News (St. Louis)
Read More | Posted Jul 5, 2020
B 77% The Banker (2020) What you need to know here is Mackie's performance elevates the film from a decent movie to something deeper and more resounding. He's superb and assured in a big way.‐ KSDK News (St. Louis)
Read More | Posted Jul 5, 2020
D 21% Like a Boss (2020) Everything else comes off as generic and factory-made, a movie that should escape from your mind the minute you check your phone after the credits begin. ‐ KSDK News (St. Louis)
Read More | Posted Jul 5, 2020
B+ 92% The Invisible Man (2020) I appreciated the simple fact that Whannell's film was legitimately scary while meaning something in the end. It's not made out of fluff or easy frights. ‐ KSDK News (St. Louis)
Read More | Posted Jul 5, 2020
A- 78% Birds of Prey (And the Fantabulous Emancipation of One Harley Quinn) (2020) Cathy Yan's film is an intoxicating fun-filled cinematic experience. It'll leave you needing a cigarette and craving a perfectly made breakfast sandwich afterwards. ‐ KSDK News (St. Louis)
Read More | Posted Jul 5, 2020
B 63% Sonic the Hedgehog (2020) Adults, even an aged millennial, should get a kick out of seeing Carrey actually have fun in a role for the first time in years. He taps into all his old manic energy here. ‐ KSDK News (St. Louis)
Read More | Posted Jul 5, 2020
F 14% Dolittle (2020) Often hard to understand and easy to laugh at, Downey Jr.'s Dolittle interpretation doesn't just fail to lift up a poor film; he helps it sink instead. ‐ KSDK News (St. Louis)
Read More | Posted Jul 5, 2020
B 88% Onward (2020) I wouldn't say Onward is a mediocre to poor film, but I wouldn't label it as an instant classic either. It's a pleasant and most of the time enjoyable romp.‐ KSDK News (St. Louis)
Read More | Posted Jul 5, 2020
B+ 77% Bad Boys for Life (2020) The true MVP here is the screenplay from Chris Bremner, Peter Craig, and Joe Carnahan that elevates this latest guilty pleasure delight far above retreat territory. ‐ KSDK News (St. Louis)
Read More | Posted Jul 5, 2020
B+ 75% The Gentlemen (2020) Guy Ritchie is back in his wheelhouse, spinning tales about flawed yet addicting criminals trying to outwit the next bad guy on the block. The cast is perfectly assembled. ‐ KSDK News (St. Louis)
Read More | Posted Jul 5, 2020
C+ 62% The Call of the Wild (2020) The Call of the Wild operates just fine, and should warm a cynic's heart. There's tenderness in certain scenes but overall, it feels forced far too often. ‐ KSDK News (St. Louis)
Read More | Posted Jul 5, 2020
D 48% Underwater (2020) I spent the majority of Underwater confused as ever, leaving with a headache and wondering why this film ever existed in the first place.‐ KSDK News (St. Louis)
Read More | Posted Jul 5, 2020
C- 28% The Rhythm Section (2020) The tone, pacing, and overall feel of the film is disjointed, split up into a series of scenes and plot twists that feel overly familiar or just poorly developed. ‐ KSDK News (St. Louis)
Read More | Posted Jul 5, 2020
C+ 74% The Photograph (2020) The Photograph makes enough of an impression on you due to its invested acting-but it may lose some of your emotional attachment due to its troublesome screenplay. ‐ KSDK News (St. Louis)
Read More | Posted Jul 5, 2020
B- 56% Resistance (2020) Schweighofer stands out here. With perfect hair and imperfect skin that has some scar stretch to it, he strikes a cord as a cold-blooded killer who had a family at home. ‐ KSDK News (St. Louis)
Read More | Posted Jul 5, 2020
A- 98% Blow the Man Down (2020) There's just enough surprise, shock, and interest involved here to keep you guessing, and the cast takes care of the rest. Margo Martindale proves why she's one of the best.‐ KSDK News (St. Louis)
Read More | Posted Jul 5, 2020
B+ 99% Never Rarely Sometimes Always (2020) The emotional impact of the film is deceptively powerful. A conversation about Autumn's medical history gathers steam and strength with every dialogue exchange.‐ KSDK News (St. Louis)
Read More | Posted Jul 2, 2020
C- 73% The Other Lamb (2020) There are shades of Midsommar here, but Szumowska's film meanders and overthinks everything, coming off as boring and pretentious.‐ KSDK News (St. Louis)
Read More | Posted Jul 2, 2020
D 70% Trolls World Tour (2020) There's just no heart, soul, or true purpose in this film; something generic and robotic about every aspect of its existence.‐ KSDK News (St. Louis)
Read More | Posted Jul 2, 2020
B+ No Score Yet The Ghost Who Walks (2019) This movie is like its main character: imperfect and intimidating, lean and soulful, and always interesting.‐ KSDK News (St. Louis)
Read More | Posted Jul 2, 2020
B+ 68% Extraction (2020) Hemsworth is a true man of action. He elevates everything here: the story, action, and lasting impact of the film. There's plenty of life after Thor for this fella. ‐ KSDK News (St. Louis)
Read More | Posted Jul 2, 2020
B 90% The Willoughbys (2020) What I love about this movie are the creative outlets it finds in telling its story. The fresh coats of paint on old tricks. ‐ KSDK News (St. Louis)
Read More | Posted Jul 2, 2020
D+ 70% Becky (2020) When you should be terrified of Domenick, James doesn't allow it. He's a distraction here; a risk gone wrong. A bold idea that simply doesn't compel. ‐ KSDK News (St. Louis)
Read More | Posted Jun 26, 2020
B+ 40% Irresistible (2020) Carell is terrific here, injecting all of his physical comedy gifts and timing to help us love and despise Gary at each willing moment. He makes the film work.‐ KSDK News (St. Louis)
Read More | Posted Jun 26, 2020
B- 79% True History of the Kelly Gang (2020) There are films that you admire more than you love. Justin Kurzel's film falls into that latter category. You respect its passion, even if it didn't quite hit you.‐ KSDK News (St. Louis)
Read More | Posted Jun 20, 2020
C 56% All Day and a Night (2020) Good intentions live in All Day and a Night, but a powerful film is never reached. It's not a time waste by any means, but I wouldn't urge you to rush to view it.‐ KSDK News (St. Louis)
Read More | Posted Jun 20, 2020
D 25% Dangerous Lies (Windfall) (2020) Lesson learned here is that some movies were made for Netflix. They aren't worth the theater price and can be consumed and forgotten about shortly after the credits roll. ‐ KSDK News (St. Louis)
Read More | Posted Jun 20, 2020
A- 81% How to Build a Girl (2020) This is easily Feldstein's breakout role. She's terrific and owns the screen. While she's been endearing in other roles, this movie sits entirely on her shoulders. ‐ KSDK News (St. Louis)
Read More | Posted Jun 20, 2020
B 41% Capone (2020) Tom Hardy is the reason to watch here. That's it. He holds your attention long enough to invest in Capone's final days, even if the rest of the movie is way behind him.‐ KSDK News (St. Louis)
Read More | Posted Jun 20, 2020
C- 65% The Lovebirds (2020) Here's the thing. This movie isn't very good. In fact, it's forgettable and not that funny. I just finished it an hour ago and it's starting to drift from my memory already. ‐ KSDK News (St. Louis)
Read More | Posted Jun 20, 2020
C 69% The High Note (2020) Dakota Johnson, who was so good in The Peanut Butter Falcon, is an anchor here-and not in a good way. There's nothing memorable about her performance.‐ KSDK News (St. Louis)
Read More | Posted Jun 20, 2020
C+ 92% The Vast of Night (2020) The Vast of Night carries boatloads of style points but story wise, it doesn't punch as hard as I figured it would. Something about it felt distant and remedial.‐ KSDK News (St. Louis)
Read More | Posted Jun 20, 2020
B+ No Score Yet Long Gone Summer (2020) Documented eloquently and tautly by Schnack, this sports doc soaks you directly in those memories and feelings that originated 22 years ago in Midwest baseball heaven.‐ KSDK News (St. Louis)
Read More | Posted Jun 20, 2020
D 0% The Last Days of American Crime (2020) The bloat on this film can be felt even from the comfort of your bedroom. It's okay for a film to be far-fetched and over the top, but something has to keep it grounded. ‐ KSDK News (St. Louis)
Read More | Posted Jun 20, 2020
B+ No Score Yet Wake Up: Stories from the Frontlines of Suicide Prevention (2020) Competently directed by Nate Townsend with thought-provoking stories, Wake Up gets its message across with powerful grace and an emotional element that is undeniable. ‐ KSDK News (St. Louis)
Read More | Posted Jun 20, 2020
B+ 70% 7500 (2020) 7500 dials up the tension to a 12 and holds it there, keeping your heart and mind in a pressurized vice that should have you biting all the nails off in the room. ‐ KSDK News (St. Louis)
Read More | Posted Jun 19, 2020
A- 73% The King of Staten Island (2020) Apatow's film has a deep bench. Tomei can turn words on paper into sophisticated dialogue that has worn pants for decades. Burr has never been better. Buscemi is soulful. ‐ KSDK News (St. Louis)
Read More | Posted Jun 18, 2020
A 92% Da 5 Bloods (2020) Here's the thing. Spike Lee's film moved me. Genuinely pushed me around for nearly three hours. It's a cinematic opus that's both vital and heartfelt.‐ KSDK News (St. Louis)
Read More | Posted Jun 18, 2020
B 41% You Should Have Left (2020) Kevin Bacon and Amanda Seyfried give competent performances, allowing David Koepp's script to stretch its legs and set up all the scares properly in the film.‐ KSDK News (St. Louis)
Read More | Posted Jun 18, 2020