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Lindsey Bahr

Lindsey Bahr
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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
2/4 53% Charlie's Angels (2019) [B]y the time its found its footing and a pace and energy that holds up to the flash, it's already the end.‐ Associated Press
Read More | Posted Nov 13, 2019
4/4 97% Marriage Story (2019) "Marriage Story" is such a perfect blend of writing, unflashy direction, spot on performances and score (by Randy Newman) that you hardly even notice all the individual ingredients making up the whole. Its triumph is that it just feels like life.‐ Associated Press
Read More | Posted Nov 7, 2019
3.5/4 93% Honey Boy (2019) The bad outweighs the good here, but perhaps thanks to LaBeouf's performance, or the writing, you can't help but grasp at any string of hope dangled - like any abusive relationship, really. ‐ Associated Press
Read More | Posted Nov 7, 2019
3.5/4 96% The Irishman (2019) If this all seems rather somber, it's because of the stunning last hour, which will stick with you long after the film is over. But before then, "The Irishman" is actually quite droll, with some of the best characters and dialogue you'll see in a film.‐ Associated Press
Read More | Posted Oct 31, 2019
2/4 71% Terminator: Dark Fate (2019) "Terminator: Dark Fate " is just another bad "Terminator" movie in a string of bad "Terminator" movies (although better than "Genisys").‐ Associated Press
Read More | Posted Oct 22, 2019
3/4 92% The Lighthouse (2019) "The Lighthouse" is a triumph of mood and vision, like the love child of Andrei Tarkovsky and David Lynch that knows that its actors are just a small piece of the overall composition. ‐ Associated Press
Read More | Posted Oct 16, 2019
1/4 26% Gemini Man (2019) "Gemini Man" is a lot of show, but there's no life behind the eyes.‐ Associated Press
Read More | Posted Oct 10, 2019
3.5/4 97% Dolemite Is My Name (2019) It's simply a loving, R-rated portrait of Rudy Ray Moore, a nobody who had the guts to believe in himself when no one else did, featuring a killer comeback Eddie Murphy performance.‐ Associated Press
Read More | Posted Oct 3, 2019
2/4 22% Lucy in the Sky (2019) There are moments of intense beauty in "Lucy in the Sky," mostly when Hawley zooms in on his star's evocative face. But Portman alone can't save this muddled endeavor.‐ Associated Press
Read More | Posted Oct 3, 2019
2.5/4 83% Judy (2019) "Judy " is itself a fine and imperfect look at some of Garland's last years of life, but it really should have been something transcendent - Zellweger's performance demands it.‐ Associated Press
Read More | Posted Sep 25, 2019
2.5/4 88% Hustlers (2019) The film is at its best when it's about the bond between the women, but it's a theme that doesn't hit home until far too late. ‐ Associated Press
Read More | Posted Sep 13, 2019
2.5/4 24% The Goldfinch (2019) "The Goldfinch" is stoic and sad, occasionally brilliant and more often confusing. ‐ Associated Press
Read More | Posted Sep 13, 2019
1/4 39% Angel Has Fallen (2019) It might still be passable for cable, but this series has sadly fallen into unwatchable territory.‐ Associated Press
Read More | Posted Aug 22, 2019
2.5/4 49% Where'd You Go, Bernadette (2019) I found myself unmoved by Bernadette's stasis, her on-the-rocks marriage and even her quest to get her creative spark back.‐ Associated Press
Read More | Posted Aug 14, 2019
2/4 44% The Art of Racing in the Rain (2019) You're not experiencing the big moments yourself, you're just experiencing Enzo experiencing them, leaving you to wonder if the story and performances alone are anything special without the dog's metaphors and poeticisms.‐ Associated Press
Read More | Posted Aug 8, 2019
3.5/4 90% Luce (2019) Although it's might not be all that surprising that Watts, Spencer and Roth deliver masterful performances, it's possible that some audiences will just be meeting Harrison Jr., who gives a nuanced and star-making turn as the titular character. ‐ Associated Press
Read More | Posted Aug 5, 2019
4/4 99% The Farewell (2019) "The Farewell" is a stoic and honest representation of a flawed and lovely family coming to terms with the inevitable.‐ Associated Press
Read More | Posted Jul 11, 2019
3/4 97% Toy Story 4 (2019) Let this be a lesson to all franchise cynics: Sometimes more is actually good.‐ Associated Press
Read More | Posted Jun 13, 2019
2/4 32% Shaft (2019) So what on earth were these bad mother------- thinking?‐ Associated Press
Read More | Posted Jun 12, 2019
2/4 23% Dark Phoenix (2019) All in all, "Dark Phoenix" is a whiff.‐ Associated Press
Read More | Posted Jun 4, 2019
2.5/4 41% Godzilla: King of the Monsters (2019) "Godzilla: King of the Monsters" is turn-your-brain-off summer fun, and doesn't need to be anything more than that.‐ Associated Press
Read More | Posted May 30, 2019
1.5/4 57% Brightburn (2019) "Brightburn" was a good idea. Unfortunately the creativity stopped there.‐ Associated Press
Read More | Posted May 23, 2019
2/4 51% The Sun Is Also a Star (2019) The sparks are few in this labored romance.‐ Associated Press
Read More | Posted May 15, 2019
2/4 34% Poms (2019) It's fine to make a film that's just supposed to make an audience smile (hello, "Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again") but this film doesn't even get close to that level of joy.‐ Associated Press
Read More | Posted May 9, 2019
3/4 81% Long Shot (2019) Theron and Rogen have a natural chemistry that makes spending a couple hours with them, even in the dullish moments, a joy.‐ Associated Press
Read More | Posted May 2, 2019
2/4 29% The Curse of La Llorona (2019) The legend of La Llorona could inspire a whole universe of films on its own, but not with a kick-off like this.‐ Associated Press
Read More | Posted Apr 19, 2019
3/4 83% High Life (2019) I'm still not entirely sure what it all adds up to, but it is provocative, difficult and bleak and leaves you with a very precise feeling of despair and aloneness - just like the best of the space independents do.‐ Associated Press
Read More | Posted Apr 10, 2019
2.5/5 55% The Beach Bum (2019) There is a lot of fun to be had living in Moondog's world for 95 minutes, and the film goes down suspiciously easy for something so ugly and amoral.‐ Associated Press
Read More | Posted Mar 28, 2019
3.5/4 90% Shazam! (2019) "Shazam!" is just a lightning bolt of unexpected joy that is certainly worth your time and money.‐ Associated Press
Read More | Posted Mar 23, 2019
94% The Mustang (2019) Even with its unusually restrained running time, "The Mustang" is a powerful and emotional journey framed by gorgeous sun-soaked shots of the stark Nevada landscape.‐ Associated Press
Read More | Posted Mar 13, 2019
2.5/4 78% Captain Marvel (2019) The first female-led movie of the MCU deserved more.‐ Associated Press
Read More | Posted Mar 5, 2019
3/4 60% Greta (2019) Greta is about as retrograde as you can get, but accepting that, it's also tremendously silly and kind of a blast.‐ Associated Press
Read More | Posted Feb 28, 2019
3/4 70% Isn't It Romantic (2019) It's an enjoyable surface-level experience that hones in on all the generic rom-com tropes you love to hate.‐ Associated Press
Read More | Posted Feb 13, 2019
89% Arctic (2019) Yet with barely any dialogue, traditional storytelling methods or even a cute pet or inanimate object to help, director Joe Penna and star Mads Mikkelsen have made a riveting and precisely plotted film worthy of other greats in the genre.‐ Associated Press
Read More | Posted Jan 28, 2019
85% The LEGO Movie 2: The Second Part (2019) The LEGO Movie 2: The Second Part is pretty darn good, but also you can't help shake the feeling that it's just never going to live up to the exciting newness of the first.‐ Associated Press
Read More | Posted Jan 28, 2019
89% The Kid Who Would Be King (2019) [It's] a surprisingly delightful film full of action, heart, a crazy-haired Patrick Stewart (as "old" Merlin) and a few genuinely good gags, and it really couldn't have come at a better time.‐ Associated Press
Read More | Posted Jan 22, 2019
100% They Shall Not Grow Old (2019) It's just images and the voices of those who were there, telling their own stories.And the result is riveting - an immersive, haunting and often transcendent experience that's unlike anything you've ever seen before.‐ Associated Press
Read More | Posted Jan 16, 2019
37% Glass (2019) For all the hype behind these three characters meeting, and the years it took to get it off the ground, "Glass" is one big anti-climax.‐ Associated Press
Read More | Posted Jan 15, 2019
60% A Dog's Way Home (2019) Although it might be a stretch to categorize this as a movie, "A Dog's Way Home" is harmless enough and a nice little adventure that's fit for the whole family. But you might want to have the tissues ready.‐ Associated Press
Read More | Posted Jan 10, 2019
50% Escape Room (2019) The thing is, "Escape Room" isn't actually all that bad, just kind of silly, but it takes a moment to readjust your expectations after that condescending beginning, and a very phoned-in introduction to the unlucky six Chicago strangers.‐ Associated Press
Read More | Posted Jan 3, 2019
3.5/4 93% Stan & Ollie (2019) It is simply terrific - an understated but smartly told crowd-pleaser about the legendary comedy duo in their last act, with wonderful production value, a sharp and surprisingly poignant script and brilliant performances. ‐ Associated Press
Read More | Posted Dec 26, 2018
35% Welcome to Marwen (2018) This is a complex man and artist worthy of a complex story, not a would-be-feel-good farce.‐ Associated Press
Read More | Posted Dec 20, 2018
63% Mary Queen of Scots (2018) The film, for all its prestige and edginess, its lofty goals and contemporary messages, is not a particularly engrossing experience.‐ Associated Press
Read More | Posted Dec 5, 2018
96% Roma (2018) Just put the phone away, and allow yourself to submit to the serene, transcendent experience that is Roma.‐ Associated Press
Read More | Posted Nov 21, 2018
99% Shoplifters (Manbiki kazoku) (2018) Shoplifters, overall is a slow but captivating burn that may leave you questioning your own hard-set ideas of right, wrong and family.‐ Associated Press
Read More | Posted Nov 21, 2018
78% Green Book (2018) In fact, this film allows everyone to play against their Hollywood-prescribed "type," from the actors to the director, who is perhaps the most surprising revelation of them all.‐ Associated Press
Read More | Posted Nov 14, 2018
91% Widows (2018) The ensemble is a blast. Everyone gets their moment and you come away feeling like you really got to know most of them, but it is Davis and her unforgettably searing intensity (and killer wardrobe) who owns "Widows" from start to finish.‐ Associated Press
Read More | Posted Nov 13, 2018
3/4 80% Boy Erased (2018) It's done with such evident love and sensitivity that it's hard to imagine a human being not connecting in some way, and perhaps even learning something along the way.‐ Associated Press
Read More | Posted Oct 29, 2018
36% Hunter Killer (2018) It is bombastic and garish, ridden with clichés, preposterous politics and diplomacy, and frenetic, video game energy. And it so often so unintentionally silly that it's actually kind of a fun watch.‐ Associated Press
Read More | Posted Oct 25, 2018
4/4 94% Wildlife (2018) It's one worth making the trip to the theater for. Wildlife isn't just a great first film, it's a great film.‐ Associated Press
Read More | Posted Oct 17, 2018