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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
9.5/10 92% The Shape of Water (2017) With visuals offering unique worlds that somehow weave into a fantastical whole, this film makes for one extraordinary water ballet.‐ Richmond Times-Dispatch
Read More | Posted Dec 24, 2017
9.5/10 90% I, Tonya (2018) With its black comedy/raw drama blend, Robbie's gritty, stellar performance plus Janney's Medea of a mom, I, TONYA proves to be one hellava holiday on ice.‐ Doddle
Read More | Posted Dec 8, 2017
7.5/10 73% Gifted (2017) It's these particular characters, with their specific emotional make-up and personality - not to mention Fred, the fat monocular tabby -- that make Gifted all the more rewarding.‐ Doddle
Read More | Posted Apr 12, 2017
8/10 99% Cameraperson (2016) presents a searing, cinematic globetrot that looks at the vestiges of war, poverty and abuse-yet offsets the despair with sparks of beauty, humor, kindness. It's the human condition both at its worst...and at its best.‐ Doddle
Read More | Posted Jan 20, 2017
9/10 96% Paterson (2016) Driver's Paterson doesn't blast his presence. Rather, he drifts into view, an unassuming shadow that only grows larger over the length of the film.‐ Doddle
Read More | Posted Dec 28, 2016
8/10 93% Hidden Figures (2017) Strong female characters spitting in Jim Crow's eye. Hearkens back to the feel-good, morally-upright films of an earlier day.‐ Doddle
Read More | Posted Dec 23, 2016
7/10 86% A Monster Calls (2017) As solid as this particular Monster Tree is, some broken branches cry out for pruning.‐ Doddle
Read More | Posted Dec 22, 2016
3.5/10 14% Collateral Beauty (2016) If 'Collateral Beauty' is in the eye of the beholder ... perhaps it's best to look away.‐ Doddle
Read More | Posted Dec 16, 2016
8/10 88% Jackie (2016) Unlike previous projects, this unique film zeroes in on a particular timeframe, in which the indelible legacies of both Jack and Jackie Kennedy first came to pass.‐ Doddle
Read More | Posted Dec 7, 2016
5.5/10 74% Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them (2016) Even with the Potter pedigree, creator Rowling, director Yates and talented Redmayne ... Fantastic Beasts isn't all that fantastic after all. Harry would be disappointed.‐ Doddle
Read More | Posted Nov 18, 2016
4.5/10 49% Almost Christmas (2016) The fact that this Xmas family film released on Veterans Day makes it unique. Sadly, that's about it.‐ Doddle
Read More | Posted Nov 11, 2016
6/10 52% The Accountant (2016) The cluttered plot aside, factoring in an uncommon protagonist (well-played by Affleck) and 2 surprise twists in the 3rd act, the film still lands in the black.‐ Doddle
Read More | Posted Oct 14, 2016
8/10 76% Kevin Hart: What Now? (2016) So screamingly funny, your own raucous laughter just may drown out some of Hart's lines. Rewind needed here.‐ Doddle
Read More | Posted Oct 13, 2016
6.5/10 73% The Birth of a Nation (2016) While the depiction of monstrous cruelty and the battle scenes are highly effective, the film suffers from a lack of nuance.‐ Doddle
Read More | Posted Oct 6, 2016
6/10 66% Storks (2016) This baby buddy comedy offers a flock of high-flying fun. But filmmakers may want to issue a blanket apology to parents ... how are they going to explain where babies come from now?‐ Doddle
Read More | Posted Sep 23, 2016
8/10 81% The Royal Road (2015) It is at once a static, yet highly moving film.‐ Doddle
Read More | Posted Sep 6, 2016
8/10 86% In Order of Disappearance (2016) Martin McDonagh meets Quentin Tarantino ... yet bristles with its own brand of quirk‐ Doddle
Read More | Posted Aug 31, 2016
4.5/10 27% Suicide Squad (2016) Don't think of "Suicide Squad" as the villainous flipside to "X-Men" ... instead, think Zzzzz-Men.‐ Doddle
Read More | Posted Aug 4, 2016
8.5/10 98% Iris (2015) So much more than meets Iris's bespectacled eyes: looking at self-determination, relentless individuality, devil-may-care creativity, romance, fame and mortality...all peppered throughout with delicious humor. ‐ Doddle
Read More | Posted Jul 29, 2016
6/10 67% Nerve (2016) Succeeds as a suspenseful, yet cautionary tale that speaks to the screen-centric Generation Z. Hopefully, movies like Nerve ... may actually touch one.‐ Doddle
Read More | Posted Jul 26, 2016
4.5/10 36% The Legend of Tarzan (2016) Me Tarzan. You Jane. Movie dumb.‐ Doddle
Read More | Posted Jul 1, 2016
9/10 96% The Look of Silence (2015) The anemic excuses for participating in mass murder are sickeningly familiar, e.g., "I was just carrying out orders." Name a genocide, and these kinds of justifications bloom like wildflowers in an Indonesian jungle.‐ Doddle
Read More | Posted Jun 24, 2016
7/10 71% Central Intelligence (2016) Wild unorthodox teaming of a frenetic Kevin Hart running headlong into one substantial Rock, aka Dwayne Johnson.‐ Doddle
Read More | Posted Jun 17, 2016
6.5/10 80% The Conjuring 2 (2016) Wan's developed into a clever horror-meister, tinkering with the classic pacing of the anticipated bump in the night. Solid performances from Farmiga and young Madison Wolfe strengthen the sequel.‐ Doddle
Read More | Posted Jun 10, 2016
8/10 77% Keanu (2016) For moviegoers who haven't seen this brilliant duo before, this cinematic experience may be akin to catnip. And you thought cat videos were fun ...‐ Doddle
Read More | Posted Apr 29, 2016
3.5/10 28% London Has Fallen (2016) First, 'Olympus Has Fallen;' now 'London Has Fallen' ... maybe things will look up with the final chapter. Let's call it 'Face Has Fallen.'‐ Doddle
Read More | Posted Mar 4, 2016
8/10 51% 13 Hours: The Secret Soldiers Of Benghazi (2016) "Benghazi" is far more than a political buzzword. If it takes a superb film like 13 Hours to remind us of that fact, then job well done.‐ Doddle
Read More | Posted Jan 15, 2016
9/10 97% 45 Years (2015) A masterpiece of a drama that examines a couple's fraying relationship after decades of marriage. Add to that, a delicate hint of a ghost story.‐ Doddle
Read More | Posted Dec 23, 2015
9/10 88% The Big Short (2015) With punch and pop, the film looks at 4 disparate outsiders who are far enough removed from the center of the action to see it for what it's worth ... and for what it's not.‐ Doddle
Read More | Posted Dec 22, 2015
6/10 61% Legend (2015) Tom Hardy impresses mightily as he"splits up with himself." Yet even with his skills, Legend often misses the mark.‐ Doddle
Read More | Posted Dec 14, 2015
8/10 72% Youth (2015) Glorious Sorrentino film acknowledges that even at the end of the ever-diminishing day, 'youth' might still be considered a fountain within reach. Even at the age of 80.‐ Doddle
Read More | Posted Dec 4, 2015
7/10 100% 3 And 1/2 Minutes, 10 Bullets (2015) Though the courtroom scenes resonate, the film frustrates due to sidestepping explorations of Dunn, his fiancee and Florida's Stand Your Ground law.‐ Doddle
Read More | Posted Nov 23, 2015
8/10 97% Brooklyn (2015) Saorsie Ronan's immigrant girl undertakes an arduous sea voyage from her Irish homeland to America. Just like Ronan's own odyssey, it's the journey from teen to woman that fascinates.‐ Doddle
Read More | Posted Nov 19, 2015
7.5/10 97% Spotlight (2015) Though worth seeing, the film's energy suffers from brownout ... sometimes a surge, sometimes a flicker.And nowhere near the neighborhood of McCarthy's earlier, marvelous work.‐ Doddle
Read More | Posted Nov 6, 2015
8/10 91% Beasts of No Nation (2015) A story about just one of the 300,000 child solders currently exploited in combat worldwide. Non-actor Abraham Attah is an absolute wonder to behold.‐ Doddle
Read More | Posted Oct 22, 2015
4.5/10 60% The Intern (2015) Unlike Nancy Meyers' earlier film, "It's Complicated" ... this one isn't.‐ Doddle
Read More | Posted Sep 24, 2015
3/10 77% 7 Chinese Brothers (2015) The one bright spot is French bulldog Arrow (Schwartzman's own dog), who snorts and sighs and all but rolls his eyes in annoyance at the lifeless goings-on. We are Arrow; Arrow is us.‐ Doddle
Read More | Posted Aug 29, 2015
6.5/10 89% Straight Outta Compton (2015) The film antagonizes. It instigates. Just like gangsta rap itself.‐ Doddle
Read More | Posted Aug 13, 2015
6/10 74% Welcome to Me (2015) It's a crying shame (not a hysterical, mentally unwell crying shame), but a crying shame nevertheless that the movie falls short. Especially given Wiig's stellar performance.‐ Doddle
Read More | Posted Aug 8, 2015
8.5/10 77% Danny Collins (2015) While the plot sounds like an old familiar tune (dissipated artist changes his wicked ways when he realizes that love of family/friends is worth more than fame/fortune), it's Danny's dazzle that intoxicates.‐ Doddle
Read More | Posted Jul 13, 2015
9/10 81% Me and Earl and the Dying Girl (2015) The irreverent title suggests that this movie may smash our preconceptions about the current formulaic tale of budding teen love tragically interrupted. And so it does, beautifully.‐ Doddle
Read More | Posted Jun 13, 2015
5/10 54% The Age of Adaline (2015) Adaline is an 107-year-old mash-up of Hawking, Holmes and Mario Andretti, all dressed up in Gucci with nowhere to go. What a fascinating character the screenwriters never bothered to develop.‐ Doddle
Read More | Posted Apr 24, 2015
3/10 72% The Harvest (2015) The primary horror in 'The Harvest' comes from watching the superlative talents of Michael Shannon and Samantha Morton wasted on such secondary swill.‐ Doddle
Read More | Posted Apr 10, 2015
10/10 96% Citizenfour (2014) Did the NSA have foreknowledge that Citizenfour was going to win the Oscar? Um, probably ...‐ Doddle
Read More | Posted Feb 27, 2015
9/10 95% Nightcrawler (2014) The fascinating, disturbing Nightcrawler questions the line between crime reportage, and reportage that's a crime in and of itself. That is, if that line still exists at all...‐ Doddle
Read More | Posted Feb 18, 2015
10/10 96% Groundhog Day (1993) The day is not a redo; it's a "one more."‐ Doddle
Read More | Posted Feb 3, 2015
9/10 91% The Grand Budapest Hotel (2014) Many Wes Anderson films have been intricately laced together, the ingredients blending just so. But nothing matches this perfectly layered concoction, wrapped up in an impeccable confectioner's bow.‐ Doddle
Read More | Posted Jan 22, 2015
7/10 29% The Wedding Ringer (2015) Unbridled fun ...‐ Doddle
Read More | Posted Jan 16, 2015
9/10 97% Boyhood (2014) We can't help feeling inexorably attuned to these people ... as if the idea of sitting down to dinner with them is not only possible, but de facto.‐ Doddle
Read More | Posted Jan 9, 2015
8.5/10 96% A Girl Walks Home Alone at Night (2014) Cleverly titled, this Girl who Walks Home Alone At Night has nothing to fear ... but everyone else does.‐ Doddle
Read More | Posted Dec 24, 2014