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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
B+ 93% Babyteeth (2020) It's a film that earns the label of tragicomedy more than most others with similar aspirations. ‐ The Filtered Lens
Read More | Posted Jun 22, 2020
A 92% Da 5 Bloods (2020) The director's style is often the opposite of boring, but at two and a half hours, Da 5 Bloods cruises by without so much as a slow stretch. ‐ The Filtered Lens
Read More | Posted Jun 13, 2020
B 72% The King of Staten Island (2020) Pete Davidson cements his typecast as a blunt, irresponsible stoner with a heart of gold here, but it hasn't lost an ounce of its appeal or charm.‐ The Filtered Lens
Read More | Posted Jun 12, 2020
A- 88% Shirley (2020) As Shirley builds on itself, creating an intricate web of fearless psychological expressions, Decker proves herself not just a student of the auteurs of yore, but a talent in her own right who appears to be here to stay.‐ The Filtered Lens
Read More | Posted Jun 4, 2020
B 92% The Vast of Night (2020) Despite a 1950s setting and an unnecessary framing of the film as if it were an episode of a Twilight Zone-esque sci-fi anthology, there's a sense of discovery to The Vast of Night that supersedes its nostalgia.‐ The Filtered Lens
Read More | Posted May 28, 2020
B 91% Blue Story (2020) Blue Story's ambitions therefore far outweigh its minor faults. And with this execution and knack for artistic flare, Rapman may be a talent to watch out for in the future.‐ The Filtered Lens
Read More | Posted May 8, 2020
B+ 93% Bad Education (2019) Finley doesn't break the wheel aesthetically, but cinematically, there's more style here than one might expect from the subject matter.‐ The Filtered Lens
Read More | Posted Apr 26, 2020
B- 71% Butt Boy (2020) The unfortunate truth is that Butt Boy holds its good stuff in for so long that it often feels like an extended tease for jokes and genre send-ups that it doesn't seem like it will ever get to.‐ The Filtered Lens
Read More | Posted Apr 10, 2020
A- 56% The Hunt (2020) The film feels like the physical manifestation of the constant war of words on Twitter and other channels. There's subtle, sly points made about the escalation of anger online, and how that's directed at people we've never met.‐ The Filtered Lens
Read More | Posted Mar 15, 2020
B+ 85% Big Time Adolescence (2020) Gluck makes for a strong relatable lead, with some incredible comedic timing on more than one occasion, but it's Davidson who runs away with the film's spirit.‐ The Filtered Lens
Read More | Posted Mar 14, 2020
B+ 99% Never Rarely Sometimes Always (2020) Hittman knows how to employ her environments and her camera to extract much raw emotion from most scenes.‐ The Filtered Lens
Read More | Posted Mar 12, 2020
B+ 96% First Cow (2020) The pacing is deliberate, but never boring, moving along at a nice clip while taking time to let the environment be the real star.‐ The Filtered Lens
Read More | Posted Mar 11, 2020
B+ 88% Swallow (2020) Swallow is the kind of watch you won't forget. For all its shifting narrative choices and its raw intensity, it still manages to go down easy and come out the other end unscathed.‐ The Filtered Lens
Read More | Posted Mar 7, 2020
B+ 91% The Invisible Man (2020) This marriage of sheer filmmaking prowess and worthwhile themes make The Invisible Man among the most impressive horror remakes of our time.‐ The Filtered Lens
Read More | Posted Mar 4, 2020
B+ 97% Saint Frances (2020) It's a story of youthful discovery that manages to be engrossing as it takes us through a great many ideas, most of which are addressed thoughtfully with emotional consideration.‐ The Filtered Lens
Read More | Posted Mar 3, 2020
C+ 96% Blood on Her Name (2020) ...a good yarn is a good yarn, and the mismatch of the film's various elements can't fully derail the good ideas at play here. ‐ The Filtered Lens
Read More | Posted Mar 1, 2020
B+ 94% Premature (2020) Howard and Boone have great chemistry, but they're just as strong performers apart as they are together.‐ The Filtered Lens
Read More | Posted Feb 22, 2020
3/10 61% The Call of the Wild (2020) Bad CGI takes away everything real about the relationship between man and dog in this inherently flawed, technically focused adaptation of Jack London's age-old classic. ‐ IGN Movies
Read More | Posted Feb 20, 2020
C+ 81% VFW (2020) You can definitely do worse in the grindhouse realm in 2020 than VFW, but you can certainly do a lot better, too.‐ The Filtered Lens
Read More | Posted Feb 17, 2020
B+ 93% Ordinary Love (2020) Little gestures of kindness throughout keep their marriage emotionally resonant when the harder, louder conversations inevitably come into play.‐ The Filtered Lens
Read More | Posted Feb 16, 2020
B 96% A Shaun the Sheep Movie: Farmageddon (2020) This sequel could do with fewer recycled references to the genre it joins, but the experience is still light and frothy enough that the smile likely won't leave your face as it breezes by.‐ The Filtered Lens
Read More | Posted Feb 15, 2020
B 86% Come to Daddy (2020) Come to Daddy is smartly paced, sharply made, and consistently thrilling, even if it leans a little too hard onto its sentimental story rather than playing that as a B-movie as well.‐ The Filtered Lens
Read More | Posted Feb 8, 2020
B+ 78% Birds of Prey (And the Fantabulous Emancipation of One Harley Quinn) (2020) Birds of Prey isn't perfect, but it sure is fantabulous, and that's because Harley finally landed in the right hands: her own.‐ The Filtered Lens
Read More | Posted Feb 6, 2020
B+ 87% Color Out of Space (2020) Color Out of Space manages to be scary alongside its pumped-up dose of self-parody.‐ The Filtered Lens
Read More | Posted Jan 25, 2020
2/10 12% The Turning (2020) The Turning damns itself with good ideas turned bad and a flat-out ugly execution. Its talented cast can't save it from cheap scares, poorly edited set-pieces, and a bad twist that leaves a worse taste in your mouth.‐ IGN Movies
Read More | Posted Jan 23, 2020
B 91% Clemency (2019) It's a remarkably controlled performance that the script never quite lets explode, to both its strength and its detriment. ‐ The Filtered Lens
Read More | Posted Dec 30, 2019
B 94% Little Women (2019) As undercooked as Little Women can occasionally feel, it's always enjoyable, with some great shots made for the canvas and other small charms throughout. ‐ The Filtered Lens
Read More | Posted Dec 27, 2019
D+ 51% Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker (2019) The Rise of Skywalker is a pitiful attempt to wrap up all nine films, an experience so whittled down by the corporate process that it falls completely flat.‐ The Filtered Lens
Read More | Posted Dec 20, 2019
4.5/10 20% Cats (2019) Cat-astrophic special effects ruin Tom Hooper's adaptation of the infamous stage musical Cats.‐ IGN Movies
Read More | Posted Dec 19, 2019
B 70% Bombshell (2019) But even with varying depth, Bombshell's ensemble is its greatest strength.‐ The Filtered Lens
Read More | Posted Dec 15, 2019
B 80% A Hidden Life (2019) Terrence Malick's style is so distinct in what works and what doesn't. Just like the rest of his films, A Hidden Life is resplendent in natural imagery, and also just like the rest, it's criminally self-indulgent. ‐ The Filtered Lens
Read More | Posted Dec 12, 2019
B 92% In Fabric (2019) Had the pacing issues been worked out, or the message populate some of the boringly handled transition sequences, In Fabric might have been something really special.‐ The Filtered Lens
Read More | Posted Dec 10, 2019
9.3/10 92% Uncut Gems (2019) The Safdie brothers continue their winning streak of making harshly real films about everyday New Yorkers with fatal flaws. But this time, they've also given Adam Sandler a platform to show just how good he is with the right collaborators.‐ IGN Movies
Read More | Posted Dec 5, 2019
B- 89% The Two Popes (2019) ...this is a film about the state of the Catholic Church made in 2019 that doesn't want to rustle any feathers. Some will take issue with that, and others won't. ‐ The Filtered Lens
Read More | Posted Dec 2, 2019
B+ 97% Knives Out (2019) ...after a somewhat prolonged setup, the list of suspects start exhibiting their wild personalities, putting this ensemble of legends to work. ‐ The Filtered Lens
Read More | Posted Nov 27, 2019
B- 90% Dark Waters (2019) As uninteresting as the film is cinematically, it will induce some semblance of paranoia in its viewers. That's enough to make it watchable, even if it overstays its welcome.‐ The Filtered Lens
Read More | Posted Nov 25, 2019
B+ 96% A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood (2019) A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood is like a hug of a film, but not the warm and fuzzy kind you get from watching something nice. It's a sobering embrace of human understanding and healing.‐ The Filtered Lens
Read More | Posted Nov 24, 2019
B- 77% Frozen II (2019) By no means will it reach the status Frozen had in 2013, but for those who want to play in this world again and revisit these well-drawn characters, it could have been much worse.‐ The Filtered Lens
Read More | Posted Nov 24, 2019
C+ 82% The Report (2019) Scott Z. Burns only rarely finds the language intrinsic to film to tell this story in The Report...‐ The Filtered Lens
Read More | Posted Nov 19, 2019
B 92% Ford v Ferrari (2019) Just as the Ford company needed Ken Miles, so too does Mangold need Christian Bale. It's he who gives this fun crowd-pleaser a little extra horsepower.‐ The Filtered Lens
Read More | Posted Nov 17, 2019
B+ 83% Waves (2019) Though it doesn't always work, the film's unique structure reveals Shults' admirable ambition in telling this relatively simple, everyday story. ‐ The Filtered Lens
Read More | Posted Nov 14, 2019
B+ 94% Honey Boy (2019) ...as a peak inside the life and mind of an artist, it doesn't really get much more original and personal than this.‐ The Filtered Lens
Read More | Posted Nov 9, 2019
C+ 77% Doctor Sleep (2019) As a complete package, it's largely inoffensive.‐ The Filtered Lens
Read More | Posted Nov 7, 2019
6.5/10 46% Last Christmas (2019) Emilia Clarke charms in this cliché, kooky Christmas rom-com.‐ IGN Movies
Read More | Posted Nov 7, 2019
B- 93% Light from Light (2019) More of an All Saints' Day ghost story than a Halloween one, director Paul Harrill's Light From Light is as low key and quaint as supernatural stories get.‐ The Filtered Lens
Read More | Posted Nov 3, 2019
C- 70% Terminator: Dark Fate (2019) Like the titular robot menaces, these Terminator sequels just keep coming. Unfortunately, the sixth installment, Dark Fate, comes armed to the teeth with bad ideas and corporate machinery.‐ The Filtered Lens
Read More | Posted Oct 31, 2019
B+ 80% Jojo Rabbit (2019) Waititi brings his signature wit to the script, and his direction walks a thin line that maintains the film's lighter tone while keeping the gravity of the whole Nazi Germany situation in check.‐ The Filtered Lens
Read More | Posted Oct 20, 2019
C+ 80% Greener Grass (2019) Greener Grass is wild from the get-go, with the cinematography and set design wholly committed to the joke, but there's also a clear strain the script is going to to be as weird as humanly possible.‐ The Filtered Lens
Read More | Posted Oct 19, 2019
B+ 90% The Lighthouse (2019) Director Robert Eggers has crafted a psychological thriller practically spat up by hell itself, and it is supremely unpleasant in the best way possible.‐ The Filtered Lens
Read More | Posted Oct 17, 2019
B+ 80% Little Monsters (2019) For how freely the blood flows, in and of itself one of the main draws of the zombie genre, there's a warmth to Little Monsters that gives it a fresh feeling.‐ The Filtered Lens
Read More | Posted Oct 12, 2019