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Linda and Al Lerner
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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
89% 1917 (2020) The lasting memories of this film combine the two actors enduring scene after scene of astonishingly wrenching and suspenseful episodes along with the intimate long-shot technique.‐ Movies and Shakers
Read More | Posted Jan 7, 2020
91% Uncut Gems (2019) Watching Adam Sandler is like watching a sped up version of dodge ball, talking non-stop to justify his every move. And once you get into his rhythm, it's hard to look away.‐ Movies and Shakers
Read More | Posted Jan 3, 2020
95% Little Women (2019) Greta Gerwig's realization of this mid 19th century novel proves to be as relevant, relatable, and heartwarming today, and it's not just a chick flick. Writer/Director Gerwig has elegantly visualized, and updated this classic.‐ Movies and Shakers
Read More | Posted Dec 24, 2019
20% Cats (2019) It would be more entertaining to see frolicking You Tube kittens than this film of a musical that played better on the stage. You never believe the actors in their roles. It's stilted, pretend acting, diverting your attention to inconsequential things.‐ Movies and Shakers
Read More | Posted Dec 19, 2019
52% Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker (2019) The script by Abrams and Chris Terrio has so much ground to cover that the enterprise becomes a manic exercise trying to fit in plot points while stuffing the screen with hyper-battles, light speed space travel, and audio pounding explosions. ‐ Movies and Shakers
Read More | Posted Dec 19, 2019
68% Bombshell (2019) The title more than lives up to the dual meaning associated with the term. Three stunning blond women took on Fox News and Roger Ailes in a real life dramatization that is both disturbing and enthralling.‐ Movies and Shakers
Read More | Posted Dec 18, 2019
74% Richard Jewell (2019) Impressive acting performances by Paul Walter Hauser as Jewell, Kathy Bates as his mother and Sam Rockwell as their lawyer get hampered by the ham-handed script pushing Eastwood's conspiracy fixations. ‐ Movies and Shakers
Read More | Posted Dec 14, 2019
82% Queen & Slim (2019) Melina Matsoukas not only fully develops her characters, but the challenges facing the Black community today and attitudes that still have not changed in terms of police brutality and civil rights. ‐ Movies and Shakers
Read More | Posted Dec 11, 2019
71% Jumanji: The Next Level (2019) Can't say we're waiting breathlessly for another Jumanji, but this one is entertaining enough, especially with an expanded star-studded cast playing multiple characters working their charms.‐ Movies and Shakers
Read More | Posted Dec 10, 2019
71% The Aeronauts (2019) Despite the fact that this story is embellished from what really occurred,it's a great ride with breathtaking cinematic vistas and a breathless landing. We recommend you see if they stick it.‐ Movies and Shakers
Read More | Posted Dec 6, 2019
97% Portrait of a Lady on Fire (Portrait de la jeune fille en feu) (2020) This film is a work of art and the catalyst for this masterpiece of female filmmaking is lesbian love. It is a sensual, passionate period piece where each frame is visually composed worthy of being put-on display in any gallery. ‐ Movies and Shakers
Read More | Posted Dec 5, 2019
95% A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood (2019) Heller chose to show who Mister Rogers through the eyes of a skeptic, which is effective in its own way. Even though this is a much darker take, Heller and Hanks do a more than credible job making this a touching, feel-good movie by the end.‐ Movies and Shakers
Read More | Posted Nov 29, 2019
97% Knives Out (2019) Knives Out is Razor sharp! Writer/Director Rian Johnson has assembled a rogues gallery of a lovable hateful family played by A-listers who feasted on this project. This is Rian Johnson's homage to Agatha Christie ‐ Movies and Shakers
Read More | Posted Nov 22, 2019
77% Frozen II (2019) Gorgeous animation and likable sidekick characters can't save this follow-up effort from coming in a distant second to the original.‐ Movies and Shakers
Read More | Posted Nov 21, 2019
83% Waves (2019) Shults makes this a warning for families. But as a lesson in communication and forgiveness, this difficult to watch film is worth the effort ‐ Movies and Shakers
Read More | Posted Nov 21, 2019
92% Ford v Ferrari (2019) Whether you're a car buff or not, this story about friendship and determination is totally engaging, putting you in the driver's seat, pedal to the metal, at nearly 200 mph for a riveting 2 and a half hours. ‐ Movies and Shakers
Read More | Posted Nov 14, 2019
52% Charlie's Angels (2019) In the year of the woman, this is a piece of fluff that relies on action and snide repartée with lots of glamour to sell Charlie's Angels. But strong women don't always turn out a strong movie.‐ Movies and Shakers
Read More | Posted Nov 14, 2019
97% The Kingmaker (2019) Writer/Director Lauren Greenfield spent time in the Philippines and with Imelda and her family showing the now dowager is still living in a dream world surrounded with wealth she stole from her people, while professing her love for them. ‐ Movies and Shakers
Read More | Posted Nov 13, 2019
96% By the Grace of God (Grâce à Dieu) (2019) This film comes at the subject from a different point of view. It follows the victims as men, and includes the machinations they had to go through to get the hierarchy of the church and police to listen to the charges of abuse. ‐ Movies and Shakers
Read More | Posted Nov 11, 2019
43% Midway (2019) The storytelling isn't that great, but Emmerich reenacts the battles that put you right in the middle of explosive action with the flyers who changed history. Buckle up!‐ Movies and Shakers
Read More | Posted Nov 8, 2019
77% Doctor Sleep (2019) This film does not back down being recognized as a follow-up to Stanley Kubrick's masterful work from 1980. But rather than try to out-do Kubrick, Flanaghan harkens back using the same Outlook setting ‐ Movies and Shakers
Read More | Posted Nov 8, 2019
96% The Irishman (2019) The contrast in the acting styles of Pacino, De Niro and Pesci are predictable, yet gripping in this mob drama. Director Martin Scorsese is in his element directing this finely tuned 3 and a half hour lavish production. ‐ Movies and Shakers
Read More | Posted Nov 7, 2019
70% Terminator: Dark Fate (2019) Original Terminator fans will find a way to like this, despite the obvious shortcomings. What is unusual is the unexpected role reversal. Hamilton is the snarky one and Schwarzenegger is more likable. ‐ Movies and Shakers
Read More | Posted Nov 1, 2019
73% Harriet (2019) Lemmons picked a leading lady loaded with talent to play this important American in a film which has been a long time coming. But, this film is really more of a textbook lesson than an emotional heart tugger. ‐ Movies and Shakers
Read More | Posted Nov 1, 2019
97% Making Waves: The Art of Cinematic Sound (2019) This film could have easily become a techie nerd-fest, but Midge Costin, a long time sound editor, makes sure the main message is love for the craft. This documentary about film sound is as intriguing and entertaining as it is informative.‐ Movies and Shakers
Read More | Posted Oct 29, 2019
91% The Lighthouse (2019) Willem Dafoe and Robert Pattinson are brutally antagonistic toward each other in riveting performances as lighthouse keepers in this disturbing but enthralling film enhanced by the austere setting shot in black and white. ‐ Movies and Shakers
Read More | Posted Oct 28, 2019
75% The Hateful Eight (2015) The Hateful Eight is not just a movie. This is an experience. And that's exactly what Director/Writer Quentin Tarantino was aiming for.‐ Movies and Shakers
Read More | Posted Oct 24, 2019
59% Concussion (2015) Like a football game, the first quarter of this film is a little slow, but when the hard knocks start coming, Will Smith and Concussion pack an emotional punch.‐ Movies and Shakers
Read More | Posted Oct 24, 2019
60% Joy (2015) This may not be a great movie, but it is an inspiring story. Joy may not mop up at the box office, but when it comes to acting, it's a clean sweep.‐ Movies and Shakers
Read More | Posted Oct 24, 2019
79% The Revenant (2015) Leo DiCaprio has taken this role not only seriously, but to the absolute extreme. It's all in his steel cold blue eyes. And he may finally get his reward for his part in a film that's big, beautiful, bold and cold.‐ Movies and Shakers
Read More | Posted Oct 24, 2019
80% Jojo Rabbit (2019) This is one subversively funny, sarcastic and unnerving satirical comedy trip into Nazi War-Time Germany. Writer/Director Taika Waititi (Thor: Ragnarok), a self-described Polynesian Jew, walks an artistic tightrope in this venture.‐ Movies and Shakers
Read More | Posted Oct 24, 2019
60% Sisters (2015) This film feels like a Judd Apatow movie and there are some laughs, but not as many as we expected from these two talented comedians.‐ Movies and Shakers
Read More | Posted Oct 23, 2019
94% Carol (2015) With her striking beauty, sophisticated demeanor, [Cate] Blanchett's amazing characterization lights up the screen.‐ Movies and Shakers
Read More | Posted Oct 23, 2019
85% Sully (2016) You're in good hands with [Tom] Hanks and [Clint] Eastwood at the controls.‐ Movies and Shakers
Read More | Posted Oct 23, 2019
93% Lo and Behold, Reveries of the Connected World (2016) It's clever and funny in parts, and there's plenty of food for thought, but it's also pretty scary by the end of it. ‐ Movies and Shakers
Read More | Posted Oct 23, 2019
61% War Dogs (2016) Thanks to Jonah Hill and Miles Teller, this film, based on a true story, is funny, disgusting, tense, troubling but it's also very watchable.‐ Movies and Shakers
Read More | Posted Oct 23, 2019
83% Sausage Party (2016) This is a film to see with friends who are game for an explicite but smart and clever movie. ‐ Movies and Shakers
Read More | Posted Oct 23, 2019
88% Florence Foster Jenkins (2016) Director [Stephen] Frears has created a beautifully done film with good costuming, street scenes of old New York and first class performances.‐ Movies and Shakers
Read More | Posted Oct 23, 2019
86% Norman Lear: Just Another Version of You (2016) The film is a little slow going in the beginning... But the story of his childhood, service in the military, how he got into show business, creations and collaborations and his marriages include fascinating details.‐ Movies and Shakers
Read More | Posted Oct 23, 2019
99% Parasite (Gisaengchung) (2019) Beautiful! Brutal! and Brilliant! This Korean comedy thriller is more like two films in one. Director Bong Joon-Ho (Snowpiercer) has carefully thought out this clever take on the haves and have-nots that we'll call US Plus! ‐ Movies and Shakers
Read More | Posted Oct 22, 2019
27% Suicide Squad (2016) This inaugural episode of a new DC Comics franchise is more tease than satisfying action blockbuster.‐ Movies and Shakers
Read More | Posted Oct 22, 2019
54% Jason Bourne (2016) [Matt] Damon does due diligence in once again creating an intriguing tortured soul with plenty of physical punishment and lots of action.‐ Movies and Shakers
Read More | Posted Oct 22, 2019
86% Star Trek Beyond (2016) This is an action-packed film with massive destruction, and interesting relationships, plus some good comedy and positive messages. ‐ Movies and Shakers
Read More | Posted Oct 22, 2019
82% Captain Fantastic (2016) Director Ross has created a tragic story that's handled with tenderness and humor. ‐ Movies and Shakers
Read More | Posted Oct 22, 2019
74% Ghostbusters (2016) We found them all more than capable of taking on the action as well as the comedy. It just could have been put together and paced better, but it's still fun, especially if you see it with a big audience.‐ Movies and Shakers
Read More | Posted Oct 22, 2019
72% The Infiltrator (2016) [Brad] Furman have done a great job putting together a film of this true and complicated story about a man who put himself in extremely dangerous situations.‐ Movies and Shakers
Read More | Posted Oct 22, 2019
94% Life, Animated (2016) Seeing the dedication and patience of Owen [Suskind's] family to help him be as independent as he can be is definitely worthwhile and often very entertaining.‐ Movies and Shakers
Read More | Posted Oct 22, 2019
73% The Secret Life of Pets (2016) This is not as well animated and put together as a Disney/Pixar film, nor as smart as the Despicable Me movies, but the animation colorful and the variety of animals and their habits will keep your interest.‐ Movies and Shakers
Read More | Posted Oct 22, 2019
36% The Legend of Tarzan (2016) This is a beautiful film with a lot to look at.‐ Movies and Shakers
Read More | Posted Oct 22, 2019
75% The BFG (2016) The BFG should have been more OMG, and maybe a little more LOL but it's still more than A-OK.‐ Movies and Shakers
Read More | Posted Oct 22, 2019