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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
5/10 48% My Spy (2020) My Spy is silly, it's unoriginal, it's tired, but it's a great vehicle for Bautista to show off his leading man chops.‐ Slashfilm
Read More | Posted Jun 24, 2020
4/10 64% Eurovision Song Contest: The Story of Fire Saga (2020) The farcical Netflix comedy seems to be as much a well-intentioned parody of Eurovision as it is an outlet for Ferrell and Dobkin to try to figure out just what the hell Eurovision is. They never really find out.‐ Slashfilm
Read More | Posted Jun 24, 2020
1/10 9% Artemis Fowl (2020) Artemis Fowl opts to be a profoundly joyless exercise in generic children's fantasy tropes.‐ Slashfilm
Read More | Posted Jun 11, 2020
8.5/10 88% The Trip to Greece (2020) Like the Greek heroes that the two of them are emulating, The Trip to Greece is a bittersweet end to Brydon and Coogan's odyssey.‐ Slashfilm
Read More | Posted Jun 3, 2020
6.5/10 67% 12 Hour Shift (2020) 12 Hour Shift has a sick sense of humor that makes its washed-out setting the perfect blank canvas for writer and director Grant to paint her gleefully bloody caper.‐ Slashfilm
Read More | Posted Jun 3, 2020
6/10 69% The High Note (2020) The High Note leans into the superficiality...the narrative tropes, the music industry success story...all while Ganatra shoots like a sleek ad for living in California.‐ Slashfilm
Read More | Posted May 28, 2020
8/10 97% The Half of It (2020) Its unexpected ode to platonic soulmates and its thoughtful depiction of immigrant life in smalltown America is a sweet, refreshing addition to the coming-of-age genre.‐ Slashfilm
Read More | Posted May 1, 2020
7/10 80% Tigertail (2020) For all its warm, lush stylings and the bittersweet romance at its center, Tigertail holds its audience at a distance. But Yang's passion for this story still shines through.‐ Slashfilm
Read More | Posted Apr 13, 2020
7/10 84% The Way Back (2020) It rarely dips into the mawkish, instead offering a quiet, stolid vision of one man's road to recovery, anchored by Affleck's tremendous performance.‐ Slashfilm
Read More | Posted Mar 6, 2020
6/10 61% The Call of the Wild (2020) Gone is the savage romance of London's short novel in all its untamed glory, instead, The Call of the Wild is...a schmaltzy celebration of that bond between dog and human.‐ Slashfilm
Read More | Posted Feb 23, 2020
7/10 87% Emma. (2020) Just like the punctuation mark in its title...everything about Emma. is precise and pinpoint, down to the every curl of star Anya Taylor-Joy's tightly wound hair, and down to every beat of this rhythmic, impossibly stylish adaptation.‐ Slashfilm
Read More | Posted Feb 17, 2020
7.5/10 78% Birds of Prey (And the Fantabulous Emancipation of One Harley Quinn) (2020) A pulpy, kaleidoscopic funhouse ride that feels simultaneously high-stakes and low-stakes all at once, Birds of Prey is as cheeky, irreverent, and erratic as its central character, Harley Quinn.‐ Slashfilm
Read More | Posted Feb 5, 2020
6.5/10 75% The Gentlemen (2020) At times, The Gentlemen feels almost satirical, with characters winking and prodding at the thin membrane of the gangster film, but Ritchie's tongue misses the cheek and instead sticks it out at the audience as if saying, "Remember when I did it best?"‐ Slashfilm
Read More | Posted Jan 23, 2020
8/10 91% Weathering with You (2020) A whimsical supernatural romance with a pointed environmental message that is even more vibrant than Shinkai's 2016 mega-hit, but doesn't quite pack the same emotional wallop.‐ Slashfilm
Read More | Posted Jan 17, 2020
4/10 14% Dolittle (2020) A series of increasingly bizarre acting choices and cringe-worthy anachronisms turn Dolittle into an unwatchable circus.‐ Slashfilm
Read More | Posted Jan 15, 2020
5.5/10 21% Like a Boss (2020) The problem with Like a Boss is that it spends so much time being a pale imitation of other female-led comedies that it overlooks what makes the film work: Haddish and Byrne. ‐ Slashfilm
Read More | Posted Jan 10, 2020
9/10 94% Little Women (2019) Can you make a movie out of a weathered book spine? Compose a lilting score out of a stained page? If you could, it would be Gerwig's Little Women, the Lady Bird director's luminous, gorgeously gauzy adaptation of the coming-of-age classic.‐ Slashfilm
Read More | Posted Dec 20, 2019
5/10 20% Cats (2019) There is a thin line between idiocy and genius, and Cats pukes a hairball on it and rubs its ass all over it.‐ Slashfilm
Read More | Posted Dec 18, 2019
5/10 70% Bombshell (2019) A surface-level approach to a complicated subject that softballs the entire controversy and miscasts its female anchors as feminist heroes.‐ Slashfilm
Read More | Posted Dec 14, 2019
6.5/10 68% White Snake (2019) The level of detail in the film is staggering, with loving attention given to the vibrant environments and the surreal experimental sequences that look like traditional Chinese calligraphy paintings brought to life in eye-popping 3D animation.‐ Slashfilm
Read More | Posted Dec 14, 2019
6/10 52% Charlie's Angels (2019) Stewart is the scene-stealing star of Charlie's Angels, swaggering through the movie like a pure force of chaotic, extremely Sapphic energy.‐ Slashfilm
Read More | Posted Nov 12, 2019
6.5/10 73% Harriet (2019) Erivo is magnificent in the Kasi Lemmons-directed film, channeling a fiery rage and raw vulnerability in a performance that soars above the generic biopic formula that Harriet unfortunately cannot escape.‐ Slashfilm
Read More | Posted Nov 1, 2019
5/10 52% Black and Blue (2019) What could be a monumental turn for Harris in a painfully topical film ends up being a B-movie thriller that cops out on any potent sociopolitical messaging in favor of hamfisted platitudes.‐ Slashfilm
Read More | Posted Oct 24, 2019
5/10 40% Maleficent: Mistress of Evil (2019) This lofty sequel sacrifices all the storybook whimsy in favor of political intrigue and dark plots that are far too complicated to be wrapped up by a typical Disney happy ending, and end up landing with a thud.‐ Slashfilm
Read More | Posted Oct 15, 2019
5/10 21% Lucy in the Sky (2019) Despite stunning cosmic visuals and a tour-de-force performance from Portman, Noah Hawley's highly anticipated debut feature is as devoid of meaning as the emptiness of space.‐ Slashfilm
Read More | Posted Oct 3, 2019
7/10 81% Abominable (2019) A classic girl-and-her-monster story that recalls the dreamlike whimsy of Studio Ghibli films and features some of the most astonishing animated flying sequences since How to Train Your Dragon.‐ Slashfilm
Read More | Posted Sep 27, 2019
7/10 87% Hustlers (2019) With an all-star cast led by a fierce Jennifer Lopez, Hustlers is a glossy crowdpleaser that shatters the male gaze.‐ Slashfilm
Read More | Posted Sep 8, 2019
7.5/10 100% Buñuel in the Labyrinth of the Turtles (Buñuel en el laberinto de las tortugas) (2019) In his lyrical animated film, director Salvador Simó also lets the art speak for itself, painting an earthy, dreamlike portrait of the surrealist filmmaker.‐ Slashfilm
Read More | Posted Sep 8, 2019
6/10 49% Where'd You Go, Bernadette (2019) Where'd You Go, Bernadette? is several films in one, all of which are slightly interesting, but none of which reach a satisfying conclusion.‐ Slashfilm
Read More | Posted Sep 8, 2019
6/10 43% The Art of Racing in the Rain (2019) Predictable and rote, The Art of Racing in the Rain nevertheless has its heart in the right place, even if there is not much art to it and precious little racing.‐ Slashfilm
Read More | Posted Sep 8, 2019
7.5/10 78% Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark (2019) Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark effectively captures the primal horror of campfire stories while doing justice by Schwartz's creepy designs in a marriage of old-fashioned practical thrills and sleek modern effects.‐ Slashfilm
Read More | Posted Sep 8, 2019
6/10 67% Fast & Furious Presents: Hobbs & Shaw (2019) Hobbs & Shaw is an action movie as a meme; the entire film is a self-effacing wink at the audience.‐ Slashfilm
Read More | Posted Sep 8, 2019
6/10 41% Stuber (2019) Except for the five-star chemistry between the pair, Stuber ends up mostly a middling ride.‐ Slashfilm
Read More | Posted Sep 8, 2019
7.5/10 91% Spider-Man: Far From Home (2019) Everything about the follow-up to the delightful 2017 Spider-Man: Homecoming lives up to the web-slinger's "friendly" moniker, delivering an incredibly fun, frequently funny, and sweet sojourn from the soul-crushing grief of April's Avengers: Endgame.‐ Slashfilm
Read More | Posted Jun 27, 2019
5.5/10 63% Yesterday (2019) This is a movie as a pop song. Sweet and sentimental, Yesterday gestures toward some greater meaning, only to fall back on lazily written tropes that fail to make anything of its clever concept.‐ Slashfilm
Read More | Posted Jun 26, 2019
5/10 33% Shaft (2019) Shaft plays more like an Expendables version of the original films, a shadow of its former self that revels in a cartoonishly hyper-masculine nostalgia of a bygone era.‐ Slashfilm
Read More | Posted Jun 13, 2019
6/10 23% Dark Phoenix (2019) Dark Phoenix is the perfect median of the massively uneven X-Men franchise: a middle-of-the-road superhero film that will be remembered for its lost potential.‐ Slashfilm
Read More | Posted Jun 12, 2019
8/10 95% See You Yesterday (2019) A powerful and poignant film centered on a wonderfully flawed protagonist whose hard-earned lessons in this film leave a profound impact with the viewer long after the credits roll.‐ Slashfilm
Read More | Posted May 17, 2019
8.5/10 91% Burning Cane (2019) Burning Cane is a movie that flows over you: It's less a structured narrative than a series of arcane images, each more beguiling and haunting than the last. ‐ Slashfilm
Read More | Posted May 17, 2019
7.5/10 95% Goldie (2020) A lively, kinetic film that dances between the natural and the fanciful, centered on a dynamo of a cinematic character played by the first-time actress.‐ Slashfilm
Read More | Posted May 17, 2019
5/10 45% Georgetown (2019) Despite the talent that he frontloads into his debut film and despite the sordid real-life story upon which it's based, Georgetown is a snooze.‐ Slashfilm
Read More | Posted May 17, 2019
6/10 59% Charlie Says (2019) Harron lends a paternal air to the film's approach to the three Manson girls, wanting to give them a voice but letting that voice come out in a barely-heard whisper. ‐ Slashfilm
Read More | Posted May 17, 2019
8/10 89% Plus One (2019) A sharp, raunchy, and altogether winning film that is poised to be the rom-com of the summer.‐ Slashfilm
Read More | Posted May 17, 2019
7.5/10 78% Buffaloed (2020) Buffaloed moves at breakneck speed, led with aplomb by Deutch, who is absolutely magnetic onscreen as the fast-talking, fourth-wall breaking Peg.‐ Slashfilm
Read More | Posted May 17, 2019
7/10 85% Standing Up, Falling Down (2020) Despite some storytelling stumbles, Standing Up, Falling Down manages to stay upright thanks to knockout performances from Schwartz and Crystal.‐ Slashfilm
Read More | Posted May 17, 2019
9/10 98% Blow the Man Down (2020) A chillingly savage debut feature from co-directors and screenwriters Bridget Savage Cole and Danielle Krudy that makes a strong case for them to be the heirs to the Coen Brothers' wintry crime drama throne.‐ Slashfilm
Read More | Posted May 17, 2019
6.5/10 68% Pokémon Detective Pikachu (2019) The convoluted plot and the misguided focus on Tim's tragic backstory drags down the momentum and adds a too-somber quality to a film that is aching to lean into the absurdity of its premise.‐ Slashfilm
Read More | Posted May 17, 2019
6/10 75% CRSHD (2019) a charming coming-of-age comedy that manages to communicate a sweet message about friendship despite sometimes being buried by a visual barrage of texts and predictable plot conceits.‐ Slashfilm
Read More | Posted May 17, 2019
7/10 82% This is not Berlin (2019) A vibrant, alive, and dirty snapshot of a Mexican counterculture that we know little of, and that the movie doesn't much care to explain.‐ Slashfilm
Read More | Posted May 17, 2019
8.5/10 96% Lucky Grandma (2020) An outrageously funny, unquestionably cool black comedy.‐ Slashfilm
Read More | Posted May 17, 2019