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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
4/5 92% Clemency (2019) Alfre Woodard is beyond compelling in taking on the destructive darkness this character envelopes around us all.‐ Every Movie Has a Lesson
Read More | Posted Jan 9, 2020
4/5 83% Just Mercy (2020) There is a certain steadiness to Destin Daniel Cretton's new film that pushes back those gaudy tendencies.‐ 25YL (25 Years Later)
Read More | Posted Jan 7, 2020
5/5 99% Parasite (Gisaengchung) (2019) Somewhere, the ghost of Alfred Hitchcock is smiling with glee.‐ Every Movie Has a Lesson
Read More | Posted Jan 7, 2020
4/5 89% The Two Popes (2019) The clear politics surrounding these men and their level of importance is softened by the intentional frankness to make these figures more reachable and human than merely humane from their lofty perches. ‐ Every Movie Has a Lesson
Read More | Posted Dec 23, 2019
3/5 53% Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker (2019) Moving at a rush does not automatically or always create one in return, magic be damned.‐ 25YL (25 Years Later)
Read More | Posted Dec 18, 2019
5/5 90% 1917 (2020) "1917" concentrates its adrenaline into a relentless experience that will strafe your senses.‐ 25YL (25 Years Later)
Read More | Posted Dec 18, 2019
4/5 90% Safety Not Guaranteed (2012) The proverbial pitch that we would laugh off becomes the jumping-off point for a unique and original comedy.‐ 25YL (25 Years Later)
Read More | Posted Dec 3, 2019
3/5 85% Win It All (2017) One film that defeats the mumblecore flaw of open-ended aimlessness.‐ 25YL (25 Years Later)
Read More | Posted Dec 3, 2019
4/5 58% Legends of the Fall (1994) Every wisp of wind carries some timbre of a guttural growl of passion.‐ 25YL (25 Years Later)
Read More | Posted Dec 3, 2019
5/5 95% Marriage Story (2019) Few films go in between and beyond decision points to show the fractured orbits and restarts of continuing life with heart and honesty. ‐ Every Movie Has a Lesson
Read More | Posted Nov 29, 2019
5/5 95% Little Women (2019) Every fiber and morsel of this movie swells with this sense of spirit to embed radiance in resiliency.‐ Every Movie Has a Lesson
Read More | Posted Nov 25, 2019
4/5 51% The Secret Life Of Walter Mitty (2013) Stiller's remake succeeds in a wondrously entertaining and affecting way.‐ 25YL (25 Years Later)
Read More | Posted Nov 17, 2019
5/5 97% Knives Out (2019) There's nuance dripping like venom from thirsty fangs all over the performance stage of Johnson's cinematic charade.‐ 25YL (25 Years Later)
Read More | Posted Nov 17, 2019
4/5 65% Lady and the Tramp (2019) This restraint of creative prudence is what defines its humble disposition and winning achievements.‐ 25YL (25 Years Later)
Read More | Posted Nov 17, 2019
4/5 92% Ford v Ferrari (2019) This is a thrilling race of arrogance as much as it is one of high-performance automobiles. ‐ Every Movie Has a Lesson
Read More | Posted Nov 17, 2019
5/5 97% Knives Out (2019) There's nuance dripping like venom from thirsty fangs all over the performance stage of Johnson's cinematic charade.‐ Every Movie Has a Lesson
Read More | Posted Nov 10, 2019
3/5 96% The Irishman (2019) The meandering pace of what all transpires reverberates with a slender essence no better than a hospice bedtime story.‐ Every Movie Has a Lesson
Read More | Posted Nov 9, 2019
3/5 21% Playing with Fire (2019) John Cena is cut with cuteness and has all the charm necessary.‐ Every Movie Has a Lesson
Read More | Posted Nov 7, 2019
0/5 20% The Dog Lover (2016) Poorly constructed with grossly misplaced performances and intentions.‐ Every Movie Has a Lesson
Read More | Posted Nov 7, 2019
4/5 52% John Carter (2012) This misunderstood and reverent spectacle was a victim of youthful ignorance more than bad marketing‐ 25YL (25 Years Later)
Read More | Posted Nov 6, 2019
4/5 90% Starfish (2019) The mental maelstrom of Starfish is eerie, imaginative, and highly impactful.‐ 25YL (25 Years Later)
Read More | Posted Nov 6, 2019
5/5 48% Clara (2019) Grounds solemnity and sweetness into complicated love within a rare area of science fiction‐ 25YL (25 Years Later)
Read More | Posted Nov 6, 2019
3/5 83% Drinking Buddies (2013) You are torn between pining for the attractive non-couple to get together or you are rooting against the mess that could happen. Either way, you're hooked. ‐ 25YL (25 Years Later)
Read More | Posted Nov 6, 2019
4/5 60% The Last 5 Years (2015) There is a sincerity and a lack of sarcasm overall that makes these two and their story approachable and devoid of extra fluff or cliche. ‐ 25YL (25 Years Later)
Read More | Posted Nov 6, 2019
5/5 80% Jojo Rabbit (2019) Gusto meets gravitas in one of the most oddly poetic and beautifully brazen movies you may ever see.‐ Every Movie Has a Lesson
Read More | Posted Oct 28, 2019
4/5 67% Miss Virginia (2019) The striving spirit is stirring and the capacity for empathy towards its causes is formidable. ‐ Every Movie Has a Lesson
Read More | Posted Oct 22, 2019
2/5 92% The Lighthouse (2019) There is not enough compelling story, mystery, or perversion to fill or overwhelm this eerie environment.‐ 25YL (25 Years Later)
Read More | Posted Oct 16, 2019
2/5 26% Gemini Man (2019) The literal cinematic equivalent of "chasing your own tail"‐ Every Movie Has a Lesson
Read More | Posted Oct 10, 2019
5/5 69% Joker (2019) Joaquin's poisonous performance is maniacally mesmerizing.‐ Every Movie Has a Lesson
Read More | Posted Oct 2, 2019
3/5 100% The Man Who Wanted to Fly (2019) The sentiment of The Man Who Wanted to Fly is infectious, so enjoy the smile on your face.‐ Every Movie Has a Lesson
Read More | Posted Sep 26, 2019
3/5 No Score Yet Cumar: A Galway Rhapsody (2019) Each chapter is an anecdote to the soul of the people. ‐ Every Movie Has a Lesson
Read More | Posted Sep 26, 2019
4/5 80% Auggie (2019) Tantalizingly bounces your comfort level between intimacy and voyeurism.‐ 25YL (25 Years Later)
Read More | Posted Sep 23, 2019
4/5 82% The Untouchables (1987) All of it sizzles with cigar smoke mixing with spent gunpowder and lament.‐ 25YL (25 Years Later)
Read More | Posted Sep 22, 2019
4/5 84% Ad Astra (2019) An accomplishment of contemplative science fiction that is felt in your core as much as it pours wonderment in your eyes.‐ 25YL (25 Years Later)
Read More | Posted Sep 19, 2019
2/5 24% The Goldfinch (2019) Anything that lingers feels extraneous at best.‐ Every Movie Has a Lesson
Read More | Posted Sep 15, 2019
3/5 84% Official Secrets (2019) Righteous treatment to a worthy story and builds a stoic thriller by layering its merits with an eye for accuracy.‐ 25YL (25 Years Later)
Read More | Posted Sep 8, 2019
3/5 16% Simply Irresistible (1999) Enjoy all the flights of fancy and let yourself lap up all the cuteness possible.‐ 25YL (25 Years Later)
Read More | Posted Sep 7, 2019
3/5 81% Europa Report (2013) Methodical and intelligent science fiction makes Europa Report a sharp movie.‐ 25YL (25 Years Later)
Read More | Posted Aug 22, 2019
3/5 48% Where'd You Go, Bernadette (2019) Neurotically charming, yet misshapen in many ways.‐ 25YL (25 Years Later)
Read More | Posted Aug 22, 2019
5/5 96% The Peanut Butter Falcon (2019) The kind of experience that makes one rethink how their own story is going.‐ 25YL (25 Years Later)
Read More | Posted Aug 16, 2019
4/5 89% Blinded by the Light (2019) The sprightly emotions on-screen cannot help but target and trigger your own matching passion.‐ Every Movie Has a Lesson
Read More | Posted Aug 13, 2019
5/5 90% Luce (2019) There is a feverish anticipation of who's going to turn, who's going to crack, who's going to fall, and who's going to rise.‐ Every Movie Has a Lesson
Read More | Posted Aug 10, 2019
3/5 60% Brian Banks (2019) Offers a patient and earned dose of victory that feels awfully nice and hopeful for this day and age.‐ 25YL (25 Years Later)
Read More | Posted Aug 9, 2019
4/5 95% Medium Cool (1969) Still rings with relevance and importance today as much as it did 50 years ago.‐ 25YL (25 Years Later)
Read More | Posted Aug 5, 2019
2/5 30% The Red Sea Diving Resort (2019) Chooses star-vehicle bravura over the historical plight that really matters‐ 25YL (25 Years Later)
Read More | Posted Aug 5, 2019
3/5 53% The Lion King (2019) The shininess is an undeniably impressive and redeeming feature to a lack of implemented originality.‐ 25YL (25 Years Later)
Read More | Posted Aug 5, 2019
4/5 89% Always Be My Maybe (2019) The catchy chemistry of the movie comes from the whip-smart writing and performances of the two leads.‐ 25YL (25 Years Later)
Read More | Posted Aug 5, 2019
3/5 No Score Yet Surviving Confession (2019) A trying yet damn interesting jaunt through prickly pressures and uncomfortable themes.‐ Every Movie Has a Lesson
Read More | Posted Jul 30, 2019
3/5 59% Astronaut (2019) Softly chooses sentiment over spectacle.‐ Every Movie Has a Lesson
Read More | Posted Jul 29, 2019
3/5 85% Once Upon a Time In Hollywood (2019) A dippy mix of sunny sauntering and tiresome puzzlement.‐ Every Movie Has a Lesson
Read More | Posted Jul 24, 2019