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Lauren Veneziani

Lauren Veneziani
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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
3/5 28% The Rhythm Section (2020) Despite Blake Lively, who is exceptional, and Reed Morano's best efforts, the film suffers from a weaker screenplay and overall tone. ‐ WBAL-TV
Read More | Posted Feb 3, 2020
4/5 77% Bad Boys for Life (2020) Will Smith and Martin Lawrence reprise their buddy cop roles perfectly in this fun, action-filled and surprisingly emotional third installment.‐ WBAL-TV
Read More | Posted Jan 20, 2020
4.5/5 68% Joker (2019) Joaquin Phoenix gives one of the most memorable performances of the year and of his career in Todd Phillips' Joker.‐ WBAL-TV
Read More | Posted Jan 10, 2020
4/5 89% 1917 (2020) 1917 is a visceral experience that should be watched in the theatre on the biggest IMAX screen you can find. ‐ WBAL-TV
Read More | Posted Dec 31, 2019
4.5/5 92% Uncut Gems (2019) The Safdie Brothers prove once again they are directors to watch. Adam Sandler is exceptional and Julia Fox gives the breakout performance of the year.‐ WBAL-TV
Read More | Posted Dec 31, 2019
4.5/5 95% Little Women (2019) Greta Gerwig's non-linear storytelling of Little Women is my favorite version to date. Saoirse Ronan was born to play to role of Jo March. ‐ WBAL-TV
Read More | Posted Dec 31, 2019
2.5/5 20% Cats (2019) Tom Hooper's Cats has potential but isn't quite there with the CGI and visuals to make this into a good movie just yet. ‐ WBAL-TV
Read More | Posted Dec 23, 2019
4.5/5 70% Bombshell (2019) Charlize Theron, Nicole Kidman and Margot Robbie are fiercely exceptional in this story that everyone should see. ‐ WBAL-TV
Read More | Posted Dec 23, 2019
4/5 52% Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker (2019) With director J.J. Abrams back and strong performances from Daisy Ridley and Adam Driver, the final installment in this trilogy is emotional, fun and memorable for Star Wars fans. ‐ WBAL-TV
Read More | Posted Dec 23, 2019
5/5 95% Marriage Story (2019) One of the most realistic and genuinely told love stories I have ever seen. Adam Driver, Scarlett Johansson & Laura Dern are perfect. ‐ WBAL-TV
Read More | Posted Dec 9, 2019
4/5 84% Waves (2019) Waves is one hell of an emotional roller coaster of a ride featuring stunning cinematography and emotional performances.‐ WBAL-TV
Read More | Posted Dec 2, 2019
4/5 96% The Irishman (2019) Only Martin Scorsese can make a 3.5-hour long mob film gripping, memorable, intense and features one of the best Robert De Niro performances ever.‐ WBAL-TV
Read More | Posted Dec 2, 2019
4.5/5 83% Queen & Slim (2019) Daniel Kaluuya and Jodie Turner-Smith are exceptional in this story that happens to be one of the best romances of the year. ‐ WBAL-TV
Read More | Posted Dec 2, 2019
5/5 97% Knives Out (2019) Rian Johnson's Knives Out is one of the best theatrical experiences to see with an audience this year. ‐ WBAL-TV
Read More | Posted Dec 2, 2019
4/5 95% A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood (2019) Matthew Rhys and Tom Hanks lead an inspiring and sweet story about Fred Rogers and how he touched the lives of everyone around him. ‐ WBAL-TV
Read More | Posted Nov 25, 2019
3.5/5 77% Frozen II (2019) The songs in Frozen 2 are memorable, welcoming and fresh and its fun to see the Arendelle gang all back together. ‐ WBAL-TV
Read More | Posted Nov 25, 2019
4/5 53% Noelle (2019) Noelle is a movie I can see myself watching every holiday season, like Elf and The Santa Clause, Anna Kendrick is instantly likable and charming. ‐ WBAL-TV
Read More | Posted Nov 19, 2019
4.5/5 92% Ford v Ferrari (2019) In a film full of classic cars and racing, its Matt Damon and Christian Bale that you can't take your eyes off of in this story about friendships, feuds and American history. ‐ WBAL-TV
Read More | Posted Nov 19, 2019
4/5 52% Charlie's Angels (2019) Elizabeth Banks' Charlie's Angels is fresh, fun, empowering and delivers one of my favorite Kristen Stewart performances to date. ‐ WBAL-TV
Read More | Posted Nov 19, 2019
2/5 47% Last Christmas (2019) Despite Emilia Clarke's best efforts, Last Christmas is manipulative, questionable and honestly just plain wacko.‐ WBAL-TV
Read More | Posted Nov 11, 2019
4.5/5 77% Doctor Sleep (2019) Director Mike Flanagan's Doctor Sleep is a horror hit with memorable performances by Ewan McGregor and Rebecca Ferguson especially. ‐ WBAL-TV
Read More | Posted Nov 11, 2019
2.5/5 62% Motherless Brooklyn (2019) Edward Norton's performance is memorable, but the two-and-a-half-hour long film is not. ‐ WBAL-TV
Read More | Posted Nov 4, 2019
4/5 71% The King (2019) Timothée Chalamet and Robert Pattinson are the clear highlights in this Shakespearean rendition of King Henry V. ‐ WBAL-TV
Read More | Posted Nov 4, 2019
3/5 70% Terminator: Dark Fate (2019) There are some fun moments in this Terminator sequel, but we needed more Linda Hamilton and a better sequel to her personal story. ‐ WBAL-TV
Read More | Posted Nov 4, 2019
4.5/5 70% Jay & Silent Bob Reboot (2019) This is the ENDGAME of all of Kevin Smith's movies and it's magnificent, hilarious and heartfelt. ‐ WBAL-TV
Read More | Posted Oct 21, 2019
3.5/5 40% Maleficent: Mistress of Evil (2019) Angelina Jolie and Michelle Pfeiffer make this Maleficent sequel worthwhile and fun. ‐ WBAL-TV
Read More | Posted Oct 21, 2019
4/5 82% Judy (2019) Renée Zellweger's performance as Judy Garland will go down as a career highlight. ‐ WBAL-TV
Read More | Posted Oct 2, 2019
4.5/5 84% Ad Astra (2019) 2019 Brad Pitt might be my favorite Brad Pitt. A compelling, emotional and memorable story with stunning visuals.‐ WBAL-TV
Read More | Posted Oct 2, 2019
4/5 84% Downton Abbey (2019) Downton Abbey is made for the fans while also delighting audiences with a passionate and rich story. ‐ WBAL-TV
Read More | Posted Oct 2, 2019
3.5/5 24% The Goldfinch (2019) The Goldfinch succeeds with Roger Deakins' always incredible cinematography and strong performances from Ansel Elgort, Nicole Kidman and Finn Wolfhard. ‐ WBAL-TV
Read More | Posted Sep 16, 2019
4.5/5 87% Hustlers (2019) Hustlers is one of the biggest surprises of the year, with memorable performances from everyone, especially Constance Wu and Jennifer Lopez. ‐ WBAL-TV
Read More | Posted Sep 16, 2019
3.5/5 63% It Chapter Two (2019) may not be as frightening or fresh as its predecessor, but overall it is a satisfying conclusion to the chilling story. ‐ WBAL-TV
Read More | Posted Sep 11, 2019
3.5/5 65% Falling Inn Love (2019) Director Roger Kumble brings his rom-com charm to Netflix's first film that was primarily shot in New Zealand. ‐ WBAL-TV
Read More | Posted Sep 2, 2019
3/5 39% Angel Has Fallen (2019) It's tough to review a movie when you really enjoyed half of it (Gerard Butler and Nick Nolte are amazing!), but the other half is just so-so.‐ WBAL-TV
Read More | Posted Aug 26, 2019
4.5/5 88% Ready or Not (2019) Samara Weaving kills it as our leading scream queen in this fresh, fun and violent horror flick to end summer movie season.‐ WBAL-TV
Read More | Posted Aug 26, 2019
4/5 67% Fast & Furious Presents: Hobbs & Shaw (2019) Under director David Leitch's vision, The Rock and Jason Statham open up the Fast & Furious storyline to a whole new world of possibilities. And Vanessa Kirby is pure fire!‐ WBAL-TV
Read More | Posted Aug 13, 2019
5/5 85% Once Upon a Time In Hollywood (2019) Quentin Tarantino's 9th film features memorable performances from Leo, Brad and Margot, and is a love story to 1960s filmmaking in true Tarantino fashion.‐ WBAL-TV
Read More | Posted Aug 5, 2019
3/5 83% Crawl (2019) In the scope of films about large animals trying to eat humans, Crawl has some fantastic action sequences that are bloody disgusting, but it doesn't make a memorable movie.‐ WBAL-TV
Read More | Posted Jul 15, 2019
4.5/5 53% The Lion King (2019) Director Jon Favreau's The Lion King is Disney's best remake in recent years, featuring stunning visuals and expanding on this famous story about the circle of life. ‐ WBAL-TV
Read More | Posted Jul 15, 2019
3.5/5 65% Annabelle Comes Home (2019) The newest film in The Conjuring universe is creepy, unique in its storytelling and welcomes back Patrick Wilson and Vera Farmiga. ‐ WBAL-TV
Read More | Posted Jul 11, 2019
3.5/5 63% Yesterday (2019) Danny Boyle's film is charming, dreamy and sweet, even if by the end it's not as fully wrapped up as it should be. ‐ WBAL-TV
Read More | Posted Jul 11, 2019
4.5/5 83% Midsommar (2019) Ari Aster's newest film is a beautiful and frightening fever dream, featuring a killer performance from Florence Pugh. ‐ WBAL-TV
Read More | Posted Jul 11, 2019
3.5/5 91% Spider-Man: Far From Home (2019) Far From Home features strong performances from Tom Holland and Jake Gyllenhaal, even if its not the best Spidey sequel.‐ WBAL-TV
Read More | Posted Jul 11, 2019
4/5 97% Toy Story 4 (2019) Toy Story 4 is a surprise sequel I didn't think I needed, but adored it. Woody's character arc is something truly special. ‐ WBAL-TV
Read More | Posted Jun 24, 2019
3.5/5 44% Murder Mystery (2019) Adam Sandler and Jennifer Aniston re-team in this comedy that's ridiculous in the best way.‐ WBAL-TV
Read More | Posted Jun 17, 2019
2/5 23% Men in Black International (2019) Tessa Thompson is easily the best part about this MIB sequel, too bad the story and everything else wasn't stronger.‐ WBAL-TV
Read More | Posted Jun 17, 2019
3.5/5 60% The Secret Life of Pets 2 (2019) The sequel boasts a talented voice cast and enough funny moments that both adults and children will enjoy. ‐ WBAL-TV
Read More | Posted Jun 10, 2019
3/5 23% Dark Phoenix (2019) Dark Phoenix is certainly one of the weaker films of the X-Men franchise, but Michael Fassbender's performance as Magneto elevates every scene.‐ WBAL-TV
Read More | Posted Jun 10, 2019
4.5/5 89% Rocketman (2019) Taron Egerton shines as Elton John in one of the best musical biopics in recent memory. ‐ WBAL-TV
Read More | Posted Jun 3, 2019
4/5 57% Aladdin (2019) Disney's newest live-action film recreates the classic and adds charm and more backstory to our favorite characters. And Jasmine rocks! ‐ WBAL-TV
Read More | Posted Jun 3, 2019