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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
28% The Three Musketeers (1993) All this nonsense would be news to Dumas, whose grave is surely spinning as his musketeers - sucked dry of high drama and low wit - go kicking and screaming into the wonderful world of Disney.‐ Rolling Stone
Read More | Posted Nov 27, 2019
4/5 84% Queen & Slim (2019) Game-changing work from screenwriter Lena Waithe, director Melina Matsoukas and actors Daniel Kaluuya and Jodie Turner-Smith turn this tale of an outlaw couple on the run in Trump's racially charged America into incendiary protest art‐ Rolling Stone
Read More | Posted Nov 27, 2019
4.5/5 96% Knives Out (2019) What a kick to watch whip-smart director Rian Johnson shake the cobwebs off the whodunit genre and turn it intro terrific, twisted, all-star fun that actually does keep you guessing until the deliciously slippery end.‐ Rolling Stone
Read More | Posted Nov 27, 2019
4/5 94% Dark Waters (2019) Mark Ruffalo, a great actor of seemingly limitless range, brings a growing sense of moral outrage to this gripping Todd Haynes docudrama about a corporate lawyer who risks it all to take on the chemical companies he's been hired to defend.‐ Rolling Stone
Read More | Posted Nov 22, 2019
1.5/5 50% 21 Bridges (2019) Chadwick Boseman gets betrayed by his own cop thriller. There are 21 reasons not to see this limp, lame cop thriller - and not a single one to justify wasting your money on it.‐ Rolling Stone
Read More | Posted Nov 20, 2019
4/5 76% Frozen II (2019) Forget the convoluted plot. The animation bursts with wonders and it's a pleasure to re-connect with those empowered sister princesses: Elsa (Idina Menzel) and Anna (Kristen Bell). Why is the sequel never the equal? Frozen II just might break the jinx.‐ Rolling Stone
Read More | Posted Nov 20, 2019
4/5 96% A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood (2019) Under Marielle Heller's transfixing direction, that consummate actor Tom Hanks succeeds triumphantly at moving past imitation to find Mister Rogers' nurturing soul. It's a damn-near irresistible movie that speaks from the heart. Let it in.‐ Rolling Stone
Read More | Posted Nov 19, 2019
2.5/5 53% Charlie's Angels (2019) Does the fact that this unwanted update of the Charlie's Angels franchise is less awful than expected make it worth seeing? Hardly. But at least director Elizabeth Banks and her woke angels make this salvage operation go down easy. ‐ Rolling Stone
Read More | Posted Nov 14, 2019
4/5 87% Waves (2019) The emotional typhoon unleashed in this family drama is the work of Trey Edward Shults, a major young filmmaker who draws astounding performances from Kelvin Harrison, Jr., Sterling K. Brown and an unforgettable Taylor Russell. ‐ Rolling Stone
Read More | Posted Nov 13, 2019
4/5 83% The Report (2019) In what's shaping up as the year of Adam Driver, the 'Marriage Story' star continues his hot streak with a smart, compelling thriller about the Senate investigator who nailed the government for bypassing the law to torture Al Qaeda detainees. ‐ Rolling Stone
Read More | Posted Nov 13, 2019
4/5 91% Ford v Ferrari (2019) Vroom! Damon and Bale bring engine-roaring life to this true tale of two racing legends hired by Henry Ford II to build a hot, fast car that can beat Ferrari at Le Mans and pit American crass against Italian class. Fasten your seat belts.‐ Rolling Stone
Read More | Posted Nov 13, 2019
1.5/5 42% Midway (2019) Roland Emmerich's take on an epic WW2 naval battle dive bombs on screen by thinking plastering the latest in digital effects over the same war-time movie tropes constitutes a movie. It does not. ‐ Rolling Stone
Read More | Posted Nov 7, 2019
4/5 93% Honey Boy (2019) In a dazzling high-wire act as actor and screenwriter, LaBeouf lets loose on his own life as a child star and his relationship with his loose-cannon dad, a role he plays himself in a live-wire performance that jumps off the screen.. ‐ Rolling Stone
Read More | Posted Nov 7, 2019
3/5 76% Doctor Sleep (2019) The sequel to Stanley Kubrick's 'The Shining' relies way too much on borrowed inspiration and eventually runs out of steam. But this flawed hybrid of Kubrick and Stephen King still has the stuff to keep you up nights.‐ Rolling Stone
Read More | Posted Nov 7, 2019
4.5/5 97% Marriage Story (2019) How does a small tale of a broken marriage emerge as a major triumph and one of the very best movies of the year? When it's the best film yet from Baumbach with career highs from Driver and Johansson. It'll take a piece out of you.‐ Rolling Stone
Read More | Posted Nov 6, 2019
4/5 63% Motherless Brooklyn (2019) In filming Jonathan Lethem's novel about a New York gumshoe with Tourette syndrome, writer-producer-director-star Edward Norton shows a few signs of artistic struggle, but nonetheless delivers an ardent and ambitious triumph. ‐ Rolling Stone
Read More | Posted Oct 31, 2019
5/5 96% The Irishman (2019) Prepare for fireworks. With this unmissable crime epic, you'll be watching Scorsese at the peak of his powers directing acting giants De Niro, Pacino and Pesci and creating the movie event of the year.‐ Rolling Stone
Read More | Posted Oct 30, 2019
2/5 51% Black and Blue (2019) This bargain-basement 'Training Day' doesn't deserve Naomie Harris‐ Rolling Stone
Read More | Posted Oct 22, 2019
3/5 69% Zombieland: Double Tap (2019) This party-vibe sequel to 2009's 'Zombieland" isn't much of a movie but it sure is irresistible escapism and heaps of fun. ‐ Rolling Stone
Read More | Posted Oct 18, 2019
1/5 40% Maleficent: Mistress of Evil (2019) In this melted, wannabe 'Frozen', Angelina Jolie and her cheekbones return to an inert franchise to glare at Michelle Pfeiffer. ‐ Rolling Stone
Read More | Posted Oct 17, 2019
4/5 92% The Lighthouse (2019) Two primal performances from Willem Dafoe and Robert Pattinson carry Robert Eggers' second film to glory. Stunningly shot in black and white in the boxy format common in the silent era, The Lighthouse seeps into your bones with a power that won't let go. ‐ Rolling Stone
Read More | Posted Oct 16, 2019
3.5/5 79% Jojo Rabbit (2019) You'll laugh, you'll cry - sometimes at the same time. But love or hate Jojo Rabbit, Taika Waititi's hit-and-miss Nazi dramedy is damn near impossible to shake. Our suggestion: Stick with Waititi, he's worth following anywhere.‐ Rolling Stone
Read More | Posted Oct 16, 2019
1.5/5 26% Gemini Man (2019) In this high-tech downgrade for the great Ang Lee, all the digital fx it takes for Will Smith to mix it up with a "Fresh Prince" version of himself does not compensate for a dull plot, achingly familiar characters and dialogue that's no fun at all.‐ Rolling Stone
Read More | Posted Oct 10, 2019
3/5 70% The King (2019) Chalamet and especially Pattinson do their best to energize and contemporize Aussie director David Michôd's amalgam of Shakespeare's Prince Hal history plays without all that, you know, Shakespeare poetry and purpose.‐ Rolling Stone
Read More | Posted Oct 9, 2019
4.5/5 99% Parasite (Gisaengchung) (2019) Let's just say it: the South Korean auteur Bong Joon Ho is some kind of genius and he tops himself with 'Parasite'-it's explosive filmmaking on every level and one of the cinema high points of 2019 . You won't know what hit you.‐ Rolling Stone
Read More | Posted Oct 9, 2019
3.5/5 97% Dolemite Is My Name (2019) Eddie Murphy's back - front-and-center and full force - in a comedy that pays tribute to the rude-crude-untamed humor of Rudy Ray Moore. Murphy is raw again and I'm delirious. ‐ Rolling Stone
Read More | Posted Oct 3, 2019
4.5/5 97% Pain and Glory (Dolor y gloria) (2019) Antonio Banderas gives the performance of his career playing Pedro Almodovar, the director who discovered him. 'Pain and Glory,' suffused with memory and regret, is one of Almodovar's greatest films and a moving tribute to both their talents. ‐ Rolling Stone
Read More | Posted Oct 1, 2019
4.5/5 69% Joker (2019) Forget the overhyped controversy, Joker is simply stupendous as entertainment and provocation, with a gut-punch performance by Phoenix that puts a horrifically human face on an iconic comic-book villain.‐ Rolling Stone
Read More | Posted Oct 1, 2019
2.5/5 80% Abominable (2019) The first major co-production between DreamWorks and China's Pearl Studio is a warm and fuzzy animated guide book they could have titled How to Train Your Yeti. It's good family fun as far it goes. It also could have gone further‐ Rolling Stone
Read More | Posted Sep 26, 2019
3.5/5 83% Judy (2019) Renée Zellweger performs miracles playing Judy Garland: singing her heart out, baring her bruised soul and acting with a ferocity that ultimately rises to a state of grace. ‐ Rolling Stone
Read More | Posted Sep 26, 2019
86% Madonna: Truth or Dare (1991) You may not leave Truth or Dare loving Madonna, but you'll respect her as a force of nature.‐ Rolling Stone
Read More | Posted Sep 24, 2019
3/5 84% Downton Abbey (2019) The vintage Brits of the popular PBS show are back, in a feature film that doubles as diehard-fan service. And, damn, it is fun to see the old gang again, upstairs and downstairs.‐ Rolling Stone
Read More | Posted Sep 19, 2019
4/5 84% Ad Astra (2019) Brad Pitt and visionary writer-director James Gray concoct a cerebral sci-fi film about fathers and sons that's absolutely enthralling.‐ Rolling Stone
Read More | Posted Sep 19, 2019
1/5 24% The Goldfinch (2019) To the list of great books mangled by Hollywood, add The Goldfinch. This cinematic assault on Donna Tartt's Pulitzer prize winner misuses gifted actors (Kidman, Elgort, Paulson) to reduce the book to truncated rubble and create a botch job for the ages.‐ Rolling Stone
Read More | Posted Sep 12, 2019
4/5 88% Hustlers (2019) A Best Actress Oscar nomination for Jennifer Lopez? You better believe it. As a stripper who can work a pole better than rivals half her age, Lopez is that dazzling, that deep, that electrifying. This you don't want to miss.‐ Rolling Stone
Read More | Posted Sep 11, 2019
3/5 62% It Chapter Two (2019) Almost as scary but not quite as grabby as Chapter One, the grownup second half of Stephen King's horror saga is lifted by a great Bill Hader and Bill Skarsgård's iconic psycho clown Pennywise, but hobbled by a nearly three-hour run time.‐ Rolling Stone
Read More | Posted Sep 5, 2019
3.5/5 88% Ready or Not (2019) What a decadent blast to watch a comic takedown of the rich done with the rude energy of a horror thriller and the courage of its own manic anti-marriage convictions.‐ Rolling Stone
Read More | Posted Aug 23, 2019
4/5 100% Fiddler: A Miracle of Miracles (2019) Max Lewkowicz's documentary emerges as essential viewing by exposing the behind-the-scenes drama and on-stage magic of 'Fiddler on the Roof,' a musical and cultural landmark whose influence spans nations, races, religions and generations. ‐ Rolling Stone
Read More | Posted Aug 21, 2019
4/5 89% Brittany Runs a Marathon (2019) Jillian Bell is a comic force of nature with real dramatic chops in this hilarious and heartfelt tale of a twentysomething whose body mass is heading into the obese zone unless she proves her worth to herself and not just by running the NYC marathon.‐ Rolling Stone
Read More | Posted Aug 21, 2019
4/5 88% Aquarela (2019) Eco-documentary on H20 in the age of climate change - from crumbling icebergs to chaotic hurricanes - is both gorgeous and terrifying. The shape of water, indeed.‐ Rolling Stone
Read More | Posted Aug 17, 2019
2.5/5 49% Where'd You Go, Bernadette (2019) It's the human devastation that gets short shrift in a movie that turns the hot, hilarious, out-for-blood Bernadette into the thing she hates most: conventional.‐ Rolling Stone
Read More | Posted Aug 15, 2019
2.5/5 80% Good Boys (2019) The best and worst thing about this talk-dirty, feel-good attempt to be 'Superbad, Jr' is that it feels like it was written and directed by the 12-year-olds at its center.‐ Rolling Stone
Read More | Posted Aug 13, 2019
4/5 89% Blinded by the Light (2019) A no-hope British-Pakistani teen (dynamite newcomer Viveik Kalra) finds salvation in the music of Bruce Springsteen. Cornball? So what. Look for Gurinder Chadha's exuberant gift of a movie to hit you the same way.‐ Rolling Stone
Read More | Posted Aug 13, 2019
3/5 59% Brian Banks (2019) The true story of a football player falsely accused of sexual assault is lifted by Aldis Hodge in the title role but brought low by a flat, formulaic telling. ‐ Rolling Stone
Read More | Posted Aug 9, 2019
1/5 22% The Kitchen (2019) McCarthy, Haddish, Moss-Oh, what a movie The Kitchen could have been. But oh what an unholy disaster it is. An early contender for worst of the year.‐ Rolling Stone
Read More | Posted Aug 9, 2019
2.5/5 60% Them That Follow (2019) The actors, especially the great Olivia Colman, anchor this well-intentioned but shakily executed look into a Pentecostal religion that believes snakes reflect God's will.‐ Rolling Stone
Read More | Posted Jul 31, 2019
3/5 67% Fast & Furious Presents: Hobbs & Shaw (2019) Whatever this is, it's not a movie - it's a product more deserving of a road test than a review. Johnson and Statham keep the action and laughs spinning. The problem is they keep repeating them - stunt, banter, stunt - until they wear out their welcome.‐ Rolling Stone
Read More | Posted Jul 31, 2019
4/5 87% The Nightingale (2019) In Jennifer Kent's pulverizing revenge tale, Aisling Franciosi delivers a tour de force as an Australian woman determined to put a stake through the heart of toxic masculinity. You won't know what hit you. ‐ Rolling Stone
Read More | Posted Jul 31, 2019
4/5 90% Luce (2019) This provocation about race, privilege and the expectations that come with both features a star-in-the-making Kelvin Harrison Jr. and adds up to some kind of wallop-packing miracle. ‐ Rolling Stone
Read More | Posted Jul 31, 2019
3.5/5 78% Skin (2019) Jamie Bell's awards-buzzed tour de force in this fact-based drama about a neo-Nazi overcoming his toxic upbringing makes this a movie you can't get out of your head. ‐ Rolling Stone
Read More | Posted Jul 25, 2019