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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
74% To All the Boys: P.S. I Still Love You (2020) The film is the kind of gossip that doesn't have enough details about the people in it to get invested - it's fun, but ultimately not all that memorable.‐ Polygon
Read More | Posted Feb 14, 2020
72% The Lodge (2020) The Lodge reveals its hand too early, and too clearly. The magic disappears, and the prestige falls flat.‐ Polygon
Read More | Posted Feb 6, 2020
27% The Rhythm Section (2020) To describe The Rhythm Section in the musical parlance it employs: The action movie has no sense of tempo, and no melody.‐ Polygon
Read More | Posted Feb 3, 2020
73% The Gentlemen (2020) Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels and Snatch remain fun, but they're products of their time, and Ritchie doesn't seem to have grown as a director beyond having more money and bigger stars at his disposal.‐ Polygon
Read More | Posted Jan 24, 2020
65% The Wave (2020) The artistry at work in The Wave isn't enough to keep the film from caving in under its middling story.‐ Polygon
Read More | Posted Jan 16, 2020
15% Dolittle (2020) Dolittle is the result of the kind of taxidermy that gave us jackalopes. Huge chunks of the animal are missing, and other bits and pieces have been superimposed in a way that doesn't make sense.‐ Polygon
Read More | Posted Jan 15, 2020
47% Underwater (2020) A diverting knockoff, but it isn't as deep or as cohesive as its apparent inspirations.‐ Polygon
Read More | Posted Jan 9, 2020
96% John Mulaney & The Sack Lunch Bunch (2019) John Mulaney & The Sack Lunch Bunch is a perfect special debuting at the perfect time.‐ Polygon
Read More | Posted Dec 30, 2019
89% The Two Popes (2019) What do the two popes of Netflix's new film The Two Popes have in common with Sherlock Holmes and a murderous robot doll? Great stars, and unfortunately, an inability to break free of source material that doesn't matter all that much.‐ Polygon
Read More | Posted Dec 23, 2019
20% Cats (2019) Three good things to be said about Andrew Lloyd Webber's Broadway musical Cats: It's an impressive showcase for dancers, the costumes are inventive, and the songs, while nonsense, are catchy. Tom Hooper's film adaptation neuters all three aspects.‐ Polygon
Read More | Posted Dec 19, 2019
36% 6 Underground (2019) What kills me most, however, is that amid all the cacophony, there's one joke that hints at the kind of joyful mayhem Bay is capable of.‐ Polygon
Read More | Posted Dec 16, 2019
39% Black Christmas (2019) [Director Sophia] Takal and co-writer April Wolfe have crafted a smart slasher that lays all its cards on the table, and it absolutely rules.‐ Polygon
Read More | Posted Dec 13, 2019
71% Jumanji: The Next Level (2019) The switcheroo helps keep The Next Level fresh, even though it isn't doing anything notably different from Welcome to the Jungle.‐ Polygon
Read More | Posted Dec 11, 2019
93% High Flying Bird (2019) McCraney's script is whip-smart and sharp as it digs into the sports industry, and Soderbergh remains at the top of his game as one of the most exciting directors working today.‐ Polygon
Read More | Posted Dec 10, 2019
96% Atlantics (2019) Stunning, capturing the migrant story and its effects in a new light.‐ Polygon
Read More | Posted Dec 6, 2019
92% Togo (2019) [Willem Dafoe] loves the dogs, the dogs love him, and I love Togo.‐ Polygon
Read More | Posted Dec 4, 2019
97% The Body Remembers When the World Broke Open (2019) As simple as the film is, The Body Remembers When the World Broke Open is tremendously affecting for how well it's acted, edited, and filmed.‐ Polygon
Read More | Posted Dec 2, 2019
97% Knives Out (2019) It's a murder mystery with colorful characters and a central location - but it unfolds into something more complicated and immediately relevant, creating a story that's been dazzlingly updated for a modern audience.‐ Polygon
Read More | Posted Nov 27, 2019
68% The Knight Before Christmas (2019) These little details, good and bad, are the points that end up standing out about The Knight Before Christmas, as the rest of the film follows a well-worn path.‐ Polygon
Read More | Posted Nov 25, 2019
95% Little Women (2019) Apart from a single scene which feels like a belated, unnecessary recognition of the lack of racial diversity in the cast, the film doesn't strike a single false note.‐ Polygon
Read More | Posted Nov 25, 2019
92% Ford v Ferrari (2019) It's still impeccably made, with Mangold distilling the story into two essential parts: the thrill of the game, and the thrill of watching people who are good at their jobs do their jobs.‐ Polygon
Read More | Posted Nov 18, 2019
50% Earthquake Bird (2019) The number of themes present in the film might work in literary form, but as a film, Earthquake Bird feels rushed and incomplete.‐ Polygon
Read More | Posted Nov 18, 2019
46% Last Christmas (2019) It's hard to resist, even for people who know better.‐ Polygon
Read More | Posted Nov 11, 2019
81% Let It Snow (2019) While the film isn't groundbreaking, it's an easygoing, unchallenging experience that's suitable for the season.‐ Polygon
Read More | Posted Nov 11, 2019
29% Rattlesnake (2019) While the exact events of Rattlesnake might have made for a good short story or hour-long episode of TV, they wear thin when stretched out to feature length - even when said feature runs just under an hour and a half.‐ Polygon
Read More | Posted Oct 28, 2019
97% Dolemite Is My Name (2019) Dolemite Is My Name is ultimately a little flimsy - perhaps as is appropriate given the nature of Dolemite itself - but it's a star turn for Murphy. ‐ Polygon
Read More | Posted Oct 28, 2019
70% Terminator: Dark Fate (2019) The fun parts of Terminator: Dark Fate can't mask the fact that the episodic script drags.‐ Polygon
Read More | Posted Oct 22, 2019
42% The Laundromat (2019) Streep as Ellen is also wonderful, and only gets more fun to watch the closer her unassuming, middle-aged character gets to unraveling the machinations of the unfathomably rich.‐ Polygon
Read More | Posted Oct 21, 2019
67% Zombieland: Double Tap (2019) The movie, zippy as it is, houses the kind of misogyny that went out of style around the time the first movie came out... Those dynamics feel rotten given how entertaining the rest of the film can be.‐ Polygon
Read More | Posted Oct 18, 2019
40% Maleficent: Mistress of Evil (2019) The film is still, however, leaps and bounds more imaginative than most other recent live-action Disney fare.‐ Polygon
Read More | Posted Oct 15, 2019
91% El Camino: A Breaking Bad Movie (2019) El Camino almost feels like an Easter egg, something you'd find in the Breaking Bad special features to reward intrepid fans.‐ Polygon
Read More | Posted Oct 11, 2019
68% Joker (2019) Phillips' flashes of style are all in service of a grimdark image rather than a message about the haves and have-nots, or the treatment of mental illness, or any of the other, real issues so easily within reach. It's all show, and no substance.‐ Polygon
Read More | Posted Oct 4, 2019
96% The Irishman (2019) The Irishman feels more like being caught in a dream or reminiscence, with all the tenderness we're willing to afford in those in-between hours.‐ Polygon
Read More | Posted Sep 27, 2019
97% First Love (Hatsukoi) (2019) First Love is a reminder that Miike hasn't had to choose between quality or quantity.‐ Polygon
Read More | Posted Sep 26, 2019
87% Hustlers (2019) It's a full-fledged epic, made by and about women, and proof positive that female-centered films can flourish without being based on a pre-existing male-based IP.‐ Polygon
Read More | Posted Sep 12, 2019
100% Buñuel in the Labyrinth of the Turtles (Buñuel en el laberinto de las tortugas) (2019) There's something admirable about a film so confidently made to fit into a niche.‐ Polygon
Read More | Posted Aug 19, 2019
78% Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark (2019) The movie tries to do too much, ultimately failing to do any of it well. If you'll excuse the pun, it just can't seem to find a happy medium.‐ Polygon
Read More | Posted Aug 12, 2019
23% The Kitchen (2019) The brand of feminism that The Kitchen is working with is unfortunately shallow, positing trauma as necessary for growth and equating strength with being able to commit murder and not shying away from blood.‐ Polygon
Read More | Posted Aug 8, 2019
30% The Red Sea Diving Resort (2019) The focus turns the film into a quintessential white savior movie, making every person of color a prop to be saved rather than a developed character.‐ Polygon
Read More | Posted Aug 1, 2019
64% The Mountain (2019) Goldblum's star persona keeps The Mountain mesmerizing.‐ Polygon
Read More | Posted Jul 29, 2019
85% Once Upon a Time In Hollywood (2019) The parts of the movie that are the most striking are those in which the writer-director forgoes telling us how much he loves film and simply lets us feel it.‐ Polygon
Read More | Posted Jul 26, 2019
31% Secret Obsession (2019) Secret Obsession does pretty much exactly what you expect it to, and presumably what you want it to, if you watched the brief preview clip while browsing Netflix and then decided that, yes, you would like to hit play.‐ Polygon
Read More | Posted Jul 19, 2019
88% Frankenstein's Monster's Monster, Frankenstein (2019) For better or worse, the special unquestionably belongs to Harbour. That center flourishes when he's left to his own devices.‐ Polygon
Read More | Posted Jul 17, 2019
42% Stuber (2019) While it might be easy to give a five-star rating to an innocuous car ride, the same can't be said of movies, especially not movies that essentially function as glorified ads for a corporate brand.‐ Polygon
Read More | Posted Jul 15, 2019
100% Anima (2019) For Netflix, the short film feels like something markedly fresh. On the heels of projects that would seem [to] indicate that the company is looking to branch into something new, this stunning music video/short film is certainly a new frontier.‐ Polygon
Read More | Posted Jul 8, 2019
74% The Plagiarists (2019) The deeper one delves into The Plagiarists, the more rewarding the film becomes.‐ Polygon
Read More | Posted Jul 1, 2019
No Score Yet The Last Buffalo Hunt (2010) A striking, poetic look at the Lakota Sioux.‐ New York Times
Read More | Posted Jun 28, 2019
63% Yesterday (2019) Yesterday is proof positive that you actually do need a little more than good songs (which are, in this case, unfortunately dully shot) to make a movie watchable.‐ Polygon
Read More | Posted Jun 27, 2019
63% Child's Play (2019) The new Child's Play isn't completely irredeemable, but it's a shell that ultimately doesn't have that much personality, whether it's that of a serial killer or a baby robot.‐ Polygon
Read More | Posted Jun 21, 2019
44% Murder Mystery (2019) It's no Punch-Drunk Love, but it's on the better end of the spectrum when it comes to Sandler's streaming selections.‐ Polygon
Read More | Posted Jun 18, 2019