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Michael Ward

Michael Ward
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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
4/5 100% 2020 Oscar Nominated Shorts - Documentary (2020) In the Absence still has my blood boiling weeks after first seeing the film.‐ Should I See It
Read More | Posted Feb 2, 2020
4/5 87% 2020 Oscar Nominated Shorts - Live Action (2020) Brotherhood could win the Oscar, offering a resonating and thoughtful rumination on acceptance...‐ Should I See It
Read More | Posted Feb 2, 2020
4.5/5 95% 2020 Oscar Nominated Shorts - Animation (2020) Hair Love is likely to win and should...These are heartfelt, tender, emotional films that are not easy to dismiss...‐ Should I See It
Read More | Posted Feb 2, 2020
3/5 73% The Gentlemen (2020) The Gentlemen is an up and down affair. Hugh Grant steals the show.‐ Should I See It
Read More | Posted Jan 26, 2020
2/5 79% VHYes (2020) ...we keep waiting for that moment where we can start to laugh along with the filmmakers. Sadly, it never comes.‐ Should I See It
Read More | Posted Jan 20, 2020
4/5 84% Les Misérables (2020) I was largely impressed with how (director Ladj Ly) made this story feel urgent and important, timely, and topical.‐ Should I See It
Read More | Posted Jan 20, 2020
1.5/5 15% Dolittle (2020) $175 million just doesn't buy what it used to...‐ Should I See It
Read More | Posted Jan 20, 2020
3/5 67% Troop Zero (2020) ...kind-hearted and quirky enough to leave a smile on your face pretty much the entire time.‐ Should I See It
Read More | Posted Jan 20, 2020
2.5/5 No Score Yet At the Video Store (2020) ...could dig so much deeper into the connection between movie and consumer, clerk and customer, and the bond we create when we shop in a video rental store.‐ Should I See It
Read More | Posted Jan 16, 2020
4.5/5 89% 1917 (2020) ...an unforgettable and immersive viewing experience.‐ Should I See It
Read More | Posted Jan 12, 2020
3/5 83% Just Mercy (2020) ...a good movie...begging for something more. More anger. More fire. More heft.‐ Should I See It
Read More | Posted Jan 12, 2020
3.5/5 92% Uncut Gems (2019) ...a dazzling array of disorientation.‐ Should I See It
Read More | Posted Jan 4, 2020
4.5/5 95% Little Women (2019) Allowing Little Women to wash over you and fall into the rhythm Gerwig sets for her audience is part of the joy in rediscovering this classic story all over again.‐ Should I See It
Read More | Posted Jan 4, 2020
5/5 99% Parasite (Gisaengchung) (2019) Parasite deserves to take its rightful place as one of the decade's finest films.‐ Should I See It
Read More | Posted Jan 4, 2020
2.5/5 70% Bombshell (2019) A messy, messy movie. What a significant disappointment. (Gretchen) Carlson, for one, deserves better.‐ Should I See It
Read More | Posted Jan 4, 2020
3/5 76% Richard Jewell (2019) Richard Jewell can barely survive the level of muck that gets raked across it.‐ Should I See It
Read More | Posted Jan 4, 2020
4.5/5 97% Knives Out (2019) What I want solved is this mystery: Will we possibly get another one?‐ Should I See It
Read More | Posted Jan 4, 2020
4/5 95% Marriage Story (2019) (Adam) Driver and (Scarlett) Johansson are fantastic here, giving two of the finest performances of their careers.‐ Should I See It
Read More | Posted Jan 4, 2020
3.5/5 95% A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood (2019) Many will be surprised to realize that Mr. Rogers (and Tom Hanks) is a supporting character here and not the main focus of the film.‐ Should I See It
Read More | Posted Jan 4, 2020
4/5 96% The Irishman (2019) Everyone involved in is working at the top of their craft.‐ Should I See It
Read More | Posted Jan 4, 2020
3.5/5 80% Jojo Rabbit (2019) ...an imperfect, but effective tale.‐ Should I See It
Read More | Posted Jan 4, 2020
4/5 97% Pain and Glory (Dolor y gloria) (2019) Pain and Glory finds (Antonio) Banderas working with (Pedro) Almodóvar for an 8th time, and the two are magic together.‐ Should I See It
Read More | Posted Jan 4, 2020
4/5 97% Dolemite Is My Name (2019) Endearing, hilarious, and...Eddie Murphy firing on all cylinders.‐ Should I See It
Read More | Posted Jan 4, 2020
3/5 88% Go Back to China (2020) Ting's film has a rhythm to it which makes it as infectious as a Top 40 pop song.‐ Should I See It
Read More | Posted Dec 5, 2019
2.5/5 43% The Addams Family (2019) All the right stuff is there, you can pretty much find everything you're looking for, but the presentation just kind of seems like it's thrown together to make a profit.‐ Should I See It
Read More | Posted Oct 14, 2019
2.5/5 68% Joker (2019) There's a cowardice about all of this which is really hard to ignore.‐ Should I See It
Read More | Posted Oct 7, 2019
3.5/5 84% Downton Abbey (2019) ...effectively works through its steps and scenes with extreme precision and familiarity.‐ Should I See It
Read More | Posted Oct 7, 2019
2.5/5 82% Judy (2019) Zellweger...can only carry this film so far.‐ Should I See It
Read More | Posted Oct 7, 2019
3/5 81% Abominable (2019) ...cute, endearing, and a nice-enough escape for approximately 100 minutes.‐ Should I See It
Read More | Posted Sep 29, 2019
3/5 84% Ad Astra (2019) With all of the incredible visuals, an exceptional Max Richter original score, and Pitt's haunted, fragile, work in the leading role, Ad Astra seems to really be about nothing more than a father and a son.‐ Should I See It
Read More | Posted Sep 22, 2019
3/5 84% Villains (2019) ...if you allow it to be, Villains can be a lot of fun.‐ Should I See It
Read More | Posted Sep 22, 2019
4/5 87% Hustlers (2019) Lorene Scafaria's new film is better than advertised, with Jennifer Lopez delivering the finest performance of her storied career.‐ Should I See It
Read More | Posted Sep 22, 2019
3.5/5 83% Official Secrets (2019) ...a necessary and topical film.‐ Should I See It
Read More | Posted Sep 22, 2019
2/5 63% It Chapter Two (2019) I am confounded how "It" built so brilliantly on anticipation and fear, but the sequel opts to rely on so many cheap jump scares and telegraphed moments.‐ Should I See It
Read More | Posted Sep 9, 2019
4.5/5 97% Tigers Are Not Afraid (Vuelven) (2019) ...a stunning work of drama and horror, breathtaking in its presentation, and deeply moving in its overall emotional devastation.‐ Should I See It
Read More | Posted Sep 9, 2019
3/5 83% Before You Know It (2019) The performances are all top notch.‐ Should I See It
Read More | Posted Sep 9, 2019
2/5 40% Don't Let Go (Relive) (2019) ...audiences will have likely solved everything well before Jack (David Oyelowo) determines what's actually happening.‐ Should I See It
Read More | Posted Sep 2, 2019
4/5 98% One Child Nation (2019) Stays objective, which feels like a triumph of filmmaking, in and of itself, based on the subject matter.‐ Should I See It
Read More | Posted Aug 26, 2019
4/5 82% Cold Case Hammarskjöld (2019) This movie blew my mind.‐ Should I See It
Read More | Posted Aug 26, 2019
4/5 96% The Peanut Butter Falcon (2019) The Peanut Butter Falcon is a heartwarming movie that soars in so many ways.‐ Should I See It
Read More | Posted Aug 26, 2019
4/5 88% Ready or Not (2019) ...a treasure trove of quotable lines, unforgettable moments, and a star-making turn from Samara Weaving.‐ Should I See It
Read More | Posted Aug 26, 2019
3/5 100% Extra Ordinary (2020) Overall, you just grow to appreciate the absurdity.‐ Should I See It
Read More | Posted Aug 17, 2019
3.5/5 84% Koko-di Koko-da (2019) Weird and eccentric might be words that best describe Koko-di Koko-da, but Nyholm's exploring some very real emotional entanglements here. ‐ Should I See It
Read More | Posted Aug 17, 2019
4/5 73% The Incredible Shrinking Wknd (El increíble finde menguante) (2019) A confident debut feature, (this is) a movie that will sneak up and surprise a lot of viewers.‐ Should I See It
Read More | Posted Aug 17, 2019
3/5 79% Good Boys (2019) Later scenes, where the trio realize they are growing up and may eventually grow apart, prove surprisingly effective and emotional.‐ Should I See It
Read More | Posted Aug 17, 2019
3.5/5 89% Blinded by the Light (2019) (Gurinder) Chadha's film is almost impossible to dislike.‐ Should I See It
Read More | Posted Aug 17, 2019
3/5 73% The Angry Birds Movie 2 (2019) ...never lacks for a sense of excitement and enthusiasm.‐ Should I See It
Read More | Posted Aug 17, 2019
3.5/5 84% Dora and the Lost City of Gold (2019) ...builds up so much goodwill, makes us laugh a lot...and gives us a star-making performance from (Isabela) Moner.‐ Should I See It
Read More | Posted Aug 11, 2019
3.5/5 78% Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark (2019) ...pure, summer escapism.‐ Should I See It
Read More | Posted Aug 11, 2019
2.5/5 61% Brian Banks (2019) Perhaps a documentary would have suited Brian Banks' story more appropriately.‐ Should I See It
Read More | Posted Aug 11, 2019