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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
3/4 74% The Rental (2020) This one is pretty nifty, as such things go, especially if you are partial to the psychological portion of psychological thrillers.‐ Baltimore Magazine
Read More | Posted Jul 24, 2020
3.5/4 94% Palm Springs (2020) I won't tell you how it ends, but I will say that Samberg and Milioti are delightful together.‐ Baltimore Magazine
Read More | Posted Jul 16, 2020
1.5/4 40% Irresistible (2020) The whole point of the film, if I'm following it correctly, is that money in politics is bad and that our Red State/Blue State narrative is driven by the press and political strategists and serves to divide us further. Whoa... mind blown.‐ Baltimore Magazine
Read More | Posted Jun 25, 2020
3.5/4 92% Da 5 Bloods (2020) Sometimes the best way to call attention to an historical injustice is through bold entertainment. That's certainly what the great American auteur Spike Lee has in mind with Da 5 Bloods.‐ Baltimore Magazine
Read More | Posted Jun 19, 2020
3/4 100% Dark City Beneath the Beat (2020) The dancing-filled with kicks and scissors and stepping so fast it sometimes looks like the film has been sped up-is electrifying. ‐ Baltimore Magazine
Read More | Posted Jun 15, 2020
3/4 No Score Yet Raf (2019) The film grows increasingly menacing, like a horror film waiting for the horror to kick in.‐ Baltimore Magazine
Read More | Posted Jun 15, 2020
4/4 100% Mayor (2020) Like so many of the best documentaries, David Osit's Mayor feels like a work of fiction.‐ Baltimore Magazine
Read More | Posted Jun 15, 2020
4/4 100% A Thousand Cuts (2020) A Thousand Cuts is a must see for those who care about freedom of the press, democracy, and the future of one particular country-our own.‐ Baltimore Magazine
Read More | Posted Jun 15, 2020
3/4 89% You Don't Nomi (2020) Finally, after all these years, in on the joke-it feels like a happy ending for Berkley and Showgirls.‐ Baltimore Magazine
Read More | Posted Jun 11, 2020
3/4 73% The King of Staten Island (2020) Pete Davidson plays a version of himself in this shaggy, endearing, if overlong, comedy. ‐ Baltimore Magazine
Read More | Posted Jun 11, 2020
3.5/4 95% Beastie Boys Story (2020) ... the film is joyful, funny, life-affirming, and funky as hell. The Beasties have all these great memories about the band-and we do, too. ‐ Baltimore Magazine
Read More | Posted Apr 30, 2020
3.5/4 99% Never Rarely Sometimes Always (2020) Never Rarely Sometimes Always becomes a story of survival, resourcefulness, and friendship as the two girls navigate two days in the city with no place to stay and very little money. It's downright Dickensian.‐ Baltimore Magazine
Read More | Posted Apr 23, 2020
3.5/4 87% Emma. (2020) Emma. pulls off a wonderful oxymoron: It's a substantial confection. I delighted in nearly every minute of it.‐ Baltimore Magazine
Read More | Posted Mar 5, 2020
3/4 91% The Invisible Man (2020) The Invisible Man is one of those great, "everyone thinks she's crazy but we know she's not" movies and the frustrations (and stakes) keep mounting as the film goes on.‐ Baltimore Magazine
Read More | Posted Feb 27, 2020
92% The Assistant (2020) What the film does make clear, however, is that everyone is in survival mode at this studio...‐ Baltimore Magazine
Read More | Posted Feb 14, 2020
3.5/4 91% Miss Americana (2020) Miss Americana is about her breaking free of that 16-year-old "good girl" she was and becoming the multi-dimensional 30-year-old woman she is today.‐ Baltimore Magazine
Read More | Posted Feb 6, 2020
75% The Gentlemen (2020) There's no doubt that Ritchie has talent-he may be too show-offy for my taste, but he tells his stories with an enormous amount of invention and verve. I'm just not interested in what he's selling.‐ Baltimore Magazine
Read More | Posted Jan 23, 2020
3.5/4 89% 1917 (2020) The action is swift and heart-pounding.‐ Baltimore Magazine
Read More | Posted Jan 9, 2020
1.5/4 20% Cats (2019) I can't say for sure that all productions of Cats are bad (although I have a hunch) but I can certainly say that this one is.‐ Baltimore Magazine
Read More | Posted Dec 20, 2019
3/4 90% Dark Waters (2019) It's the rare American film that trusts in both the intelligence and patience of its audience.‐ Baltimore Magazine
Read More | Posted Dec 9, 2019
3/4 95% A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood (2019) For a film that I occasionally resisted, A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood sure made me cry a lot.‐ Baltimore Magazine
Read More | Posted Nov 25, 2019
3.5/4 97% Knives Out (2019) This film is just flat out fun.‐ Baltimore Magazine
Read More | Posted Nov 22, 2019
2.5/4 92% Ford v Ferrari (2019) There's still lots to enjoy about the film, which provides us with two wonderful lead performances, exciting speed races, and car executives wearing some of the most beautifully tailored suits this side of Mad Men.‐ Baltimore Magazine
Read More | Posted Nov 18, 2019
4/4 96% The Irishman (2019) Scorsese knows how to wield humor, humanizing details, and digressions to keep the film lively....Of course, it helps to have three of the greatest actors of our time anchoring the proceedings.‐ Baltimore Magazine
Read More | Posted Nov 13, 2019
1.5/4 47% Last Christmas (2019) Last Christmas feels ill-conceived from the start.‐ Baltimore Magazine
Read More | Posted Nov 7, 2019
3/4 73% Harriet (2019) This kind of American history deserves a film like this‐ Baltimore Magazine
Read More | Posted Nov 1, 2019
3.5/4 79% Jojo Rabbit (2019) It has ended up being one of the funniest, slyest, and most unexpectedly humane films of the year.‐ Baltimore Magazine
Read More | Posted Oct 30, 2019
4/4 99% Parasite (Gisaengchung) (2019) Parasite is stuffed with everything-gorgeous architecture, beautiful people, shocking violence, ingenious twists, wicked humor, and clear-eyed social commentary.‐ Baltimore Magazine
Read More | Posted Oct 28, 2019
3/4 96% Pain and Glory (Dolor y gloria) (2019) As I admired Banderas' performance, and both the film's striking beauty and its soul-baring honesty, I almost that ennui too oppressive.‐ Baltimore Magazine
Read More | Posted Oct 18, 2019
2.5/4 82% Judy (2019) Much of Judy feels a little inert.‐ Baltimore Magazine
Read More | Posted Oct 4, 2019
2/4 68% Joker (2019) I find the whole enterprise wearying and a little ridiculous.‐ Baltimore Magazine
Read More | Posted Oct 3, 2019
3.5/4 87% Hustlers (2019) Hustlers is the mashup of Showgirls, Goodfellas, and The Big Short that we never knew we needed.‐ Baltimore Magazine
Read More | Posted Sep 13, 2019
2.5/4 24% The Goldfinch (2019) It's handsomely mounted, respectful to a fault, well-acted-and totally bloodless.‐ Baltimore Magazine
Read More | Posted Sep 12, 2019
3.5/4 88% Brittany Runs a Marathon (2019) By the end, I was laughing and in tears, fully invested in Brittany's journey-as both a runner and a person.‐ Baltimore Magazine
Read More | Posted Sep 6, 2019
3/4 88% Ready or Not (2019) It's so good I wish it were better.‐ Baltimore Magazine
Read More | Posted Sep 3, 2019
3/4 89% Jezebel (2019) Jezebel feels authentic, because it is: a different kind of coming-of-age film and a non-judgmental look at an industry that is often shrouded in secrecy.‐ Baltimore Magazine
Read More | Posted Aug 29, 2019
2.5/4 89% Blinded by the Light (2019) Much of the film plays out in a predictable, if charming, way.‐ Baltimore Magazine
Read More | Posted Aug 26, 2019
3/4 90% Luce (2019) There's lots of interesting stuff to chew on...it's never less than compelling.‐ Baltimore Magazine
Read More | Posted Aug 19, 2019
3/4 80% Good Boys (2019) For all its stupid fun, Good Boys is pretty darn smart.‐ Baltimore Magazine
Read More | Posted Aug 15, 2019
2.5/4 23% The Kitchen (2019) Ultimately, The Kitchen is shallow and, okay, a little ridiculous, but it entertained me.‐ Baltimore Magazine
Read More | Posted Aug 9, 2019
85% Once Upon a Time In Hollywood (2019) It has a confident, leisurely pace. If this represents the beginning of a new, more mature era for the aging phenom-his Cliff Booth phase, if you will-I couldn't be more excited for it.‐ Baltimore Magazine
Read More | Posted Jul 29, 2019
3.5/4 98% The Farewell (2019) An extraordinarily confident debut from Wang.‐ Baltimore Magazine
Read More | Posted Jul 26, 2019
2/4 52% The Lion King (2019) As directed by Jon Favreau, it's an achievement of technology not artistry.‐ Baltimore Magazine
Read More | Posted Jul 22, 2019
3.5/5 83% Midsommar (2019) This setup is positively brilliant.‐ Baltimore Magazine
Read More | Posted Jul 5, 2019
2.5/4 63% Yesterday (2019) British fantasy is perfectly diverting, but barely scratches the surface of its intriguing premise.‐ Baltimore Magazine
Read More | Posted Jun 27, 2019
3.5/4 97% Toy Story 4 (2019) Yet another funny, heartwarming, and uncommonly wise chapter in Pixar's enduring film series.‐ Baltimore Magazine
Read More | Posted Jun 24, 2019
3/4 80% Late Night (2019) Late Night is at its best when it focuses on the inner workings of late night TV. ‐ Baltimore Magazine
Read More | Posted Jun 12, 2019
3.5/4 89% Rocketman (2019) The pop icon is vividly brought to life in this kaleidoscopic biopic.‐ Baltimore Magazine
Read More | Posted May 31, 2019
3/4 97% Booksmart (2019) The film is peppered with jokes-some highly clever, some merely raunchy, as the genre demands-but it also has a beating heart.‐ Baltimore Magazine
Read More | Posted May 28, 2019
3/4 68% Knives and Skin (2019) This is a feminist and refreshing take on a high school drama.‐ Baltimore Magazine
Read More | Posted May 14, 2019