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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
48% My Spy (2020) Surprise! "My Spy" is fun.‐ Los Angeles Times
Read More | Posted Jun 24, 2020
41% You Should Have Left (2020) For those who've plumbed the depths of Netflix during this pandemic and are desperate for something new and creepy, "You Should Have Left" might serve to pass an evening. For those looking for something original and memorable, this ain't it.‐ Los Angeles Times
Read More | Posted Jun 17, 2020
83% Aviva (2020) "Aviva" fails to find a deeply resonant rhythm.‐ Los Angeles Times
Read More | Posted Jun 11, 2020
100% Marona's Fantastic Tale (L'Extraordinaire voyage de Marona) (2020) While it's sometimes dizzying in its visuals or its joy, it's often not cute. It can be fun, even exhilarating. It can also carry the emotional impact of loss.‐ Los Angeles Times
Read More | Posted Jun 10, 2020
92% Be Water (2020) For the curious, it's a fair introduction to the man who became a legend.‐ Los Angeles Times
Read More | Posted Jun 6, 2020
88% Screened Out (2020) One wishes "Screened Out" would have delved more deeply, with more focus and intellectual rigor, into proving its points and providing solutions.‐ Los Angeles Times
Read More | Posted May 27, 2020
75% Tammy's Always Dying (2019) "Tammy's Always Dying" is a richly observed comedy-drama. Johnson's direction is intelligent and restrained. She trusts her actors, letting us see moments develop among them.‐ Los Angeles Times
Read More | Posted Apr 30, 2020
90% The Willoughbys (2020) Cruelly neglectful parents and relentless slapstick in a loud, frantic package. Meet "The Willoughbys."‐ Los Angeles Times
Read More | Posted Apr 20, 2020
71% Abe (2020) The movie is apparently aimed at younger viewers with its clean, simplistic message of unity, but it's doubtful many kids (or adults) would want to sit through those tiresome shouting matches that overwhelm the film's other flavors.‐ Los Angeles Times
Read More | Posted Apr 18, 2020
83% Strike (2020) Among the pile of animated entries for kids, "Strike" is something of a nugget.‐ Los Angeles Times
Read More | Posted Apr 17, 2020
28% The Main Event (2020) "The Main Event," sadly, never gets off the mat.‐ Los Angeles Times
Read More | Posted Apr 10, 2020
79% There's Something in the Water (2019) What results is an emotional appeal that highlights a grave problem but doesn't give the viewer the scientific, factual foundation to be completely convinced. The film also doesn't offer solutions.‐ Los Angeles Times
Read More | Posted Mar 27, 2020
69% DOSED (2020) The recommendation here is to take the extremely subjective "Dosed" with a grain of salt.‐ Los Angeles Times
Read More | Posted Mar 19, 2020
70% Tuscaloosa (2020) "Tuscaloosa" is a sneakily ambitious first film that sometimes hits its mark.‐ Los Angeles Times
Read More | Posted Mar 12, 2020
70% Stargirl (2020) The relationships and situations aren't deeply explored, but it's not that kind of movie. Does it effectively deliver its message of embracing uniqueness in oneself and others? Sure. It's pretty nail-on-the-head.‐ Los Angeles Times
Read More | Posted Mar 12, 2020
67% The Flood (2019) Written by Helen Kingston and directed by Anthony Woodley, the film is well-intentioned and rooted in harrowing real-life stories. Unfortunately, it's made in the style of British television, with cinematic clichés that telegraph outcomes.‐ Los Angeles Times
Read More | Posted Feb 27, 2020
100% Scream, Queen! My Nightmare on Elm Street (2019) Perhaps the slickly made documentary overstates the cultural impact of a little-seen and widely disliked film. However, it earns points for scraping at the surface of something rarely discussed in film fandom - homosexuality in horror.‐ Los Angeles Times
Read More | Posted Feb 27, 2020
38% Impractical Jokers: The Movie (2020) Ultimately, any movie that essentially starts with Paula Abdul (as Paula Abdul) clotheslining a guy and promising, "One day I'm gonna find you and I will destroy you!" - can't be all bad.‐ Los Angeles Times
Read More | Posted Feb 20, 2020
64% Union (2019) Apparently, at least 400 women fought as men during the Civil War, but the perplexing "Union" is not the exploration they deserve.‐ Los Angeles Times
Read More | Posted Aug 1, 2019
29% The Red Sea Diving Resort (2019) "Red Sea" has genuine-seeming concern for the refugees it depicts, but doesn't memorably capture the impressive true tale.‐ Los Angeles Times
Read More | Posted Jul 31, 2019
60% Ophelia (2019) "Ophelia" has its moments but seems destined to be little more than a curiosity.‐ Los Angeles Times
Read More | Posted Jun 26, 2019
57% The Extraordinary Journey of the Fakir (2019) The comic-romantic adventure "The Extraordinary Journey of the Fakir" takes a winding path, but the trip is pleasant enough.‐ Los Angeles Times
Read More | Posted Jun 20, 2019
3/5 78% Guava Island (2019) Glover's short film mixes music, mild violence. ‐ Common Sense Media
Read More | Posted Apr 16, 2019
92% Disneynature: Penguins (2019) Of course, nothing in it is as endearing as the birds themselves. The mere sight of their fat bodies waddling across the ice gets the warmest response of all.‐ Los Angeles Times
Read More | Posted Apr 16, 2019
57% The Highwaymen (2019) "Highwaymen" is a decidedly grown-up meditation on the price of lives and the thoughtlessness of idol worship.‐ Los Angeles Times
Read More | Posted Mar 14, 2019
100% Superpower Dogs (2019) Kids will be "Awww"-ing at the dogs' shows of affection toward their humans.‐ Los Angeles Times
Read More | Posted Mar 14, 2019
No Score Yet Cliffs of Freedom (2019) The dialogue is often stiff, the action and plotting unlikely, making the romance hard to swallow.‐ Los Angeles Times
Read More | Posted Feb 28, 2019
4/5 93% Fighting with My Family (2019) Some language, lots of pro wrestling in funny biopic. ‐ Common Sense Media
Read More | Posted Feb 13, 2019
2/5 36% Patrick (2019) Mild British comedy should have had more dog, less human. ‐ Common Sense Media
Read More | Posted Feb 13, 2019
3/5 91% How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World (2019) Family-friendly threequel has peril, bloodless battles. ‐ Common Sense Media
Read More | Posted Feb 8, 2019
3/5 42% The Prodigy (2019) Graphic violence, language in "bad seed" horror movie. ‐ Common Sense Media
Read More | Posted Feb 6, 2019
1/5 11% Berlin, I Love You (2019) Limp anthology has brief nudity, language, adult themes. ‐ Common Sense Media
Read More | Posted Feb 6, 2019
2/5 36% Untogether (2019) Romantic drama has nudity, sexual content, language. ‐ Common Sense Media
Read More | Posted Feb 6, 2019
3/5 62% Velvet Buzzsaw (2019) Supernatural violence, sex in art satire/horror hybrid. ‐ Common Sense Media
Read More | Posted Feb 5, 2019
4/5 22% Miss Bala (2019) Female-driven crime action has violence, swearing, drugs. ‐ Common Sense Media
Read More | Posted Jan 31, 2019
4/5 92% Cold War (Zimna wojna) (2018) Brief nudity, language in romantic, mature Polish drama. ‐ Common Sense Media
Read More | Posted Jan 29, 2019
2/5 No Score Yet Canal Street (2019) Flawed melodrama has teen partying, mild violence. ‐ Common Sense Media
Read More | Posted Jan 18, 2019
4/5 92% Who Will Write Our History (2019) Powerful Holocaust docu has disturbing images, stories. ‐ Common Sense Media
Read More | Posted Jan 16, 2019
2/5 22% I Hate Kids (2019) Sexual theme, some swearing in tepid comedy. ‐ Common Sense Media
Read More | Posted Jan 16, 2019
3/5 81% Perfectos Desconocidos (2019) Spanish-language dramedy deals with lots of adult topics. ‐ Common Sense Media
Read More | Posted Jan 11, 2019
3/5 51% Escape Room (2019) Constant peril, limited bloodshed in trap scare-fest. ‐ Common Sense Media
Read More | Posted Jan 3, 2019
3/5 65% Aquaman (2018) Underwater origin story has lots of comic book action.‐ Common Sense Media
Read More | Posted Dec 13, 2018
2/5 58% The House That Jack Built (2018) Extreme violence, nudity, language in serial killer story. ‐ Common Sense Media
Read More | Posted Dec 12, 2018
4/5 90% Capernaum (Capharnaüm) (2018) Powerful, gritty Lebanese drama shows kids in danger. ‐ Common Sense Media
Read More | Posted Dec 12, 2018
1/5 60% Tyrel (2018) Lots of swearing, partying in aimless indie dramedy. ‐ Common Sense Media
Read More | Posted Dec 5, 2018
2/5 0% Head Full of Honey (2018) Alzheimer's dramedy has language, unrealistic behavior. ‐ Common Sense Media
Read More | Posted Nov 30, 2018
2/5 74% The Mercy (2018) True-life sailing misadventure is mild in every way. ‐ Common Sense Media
Read More | Posted Nov 30, 2018
4/5 No Score Yet American Street Kid (2016) Unflinching docu has strong language, drug use, more. ‐ Common Sense Media
Read More | Posted Nov 29, 2018
2/4 15% Robin Hood (2018) The delight taken in throwing film references in the blender with a shot of social consciousness can take a familiar tale only so far.‐ San Francisco Chronicle
Read More | Posted Nov 20, 2018
4/5 84% Creed II (2018) Strong sequel has boxing violence, some language.‐ Common Sense Media
Read More | Posted Nov 19, 2018