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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
3.5/5 83% Just Mercy (2020) Foxx brings an emotional fire to the proceedings in the role of the aggrieved accused. This is all the more necessary, since Jordan's Stevenson is obliged to maintain a stoic resolve throughout the film...‐ Winnipeg Free Press
Read More | Posted Jan 10, 2020
96% The Irishman (2019) One can't help luxuriate in the sordid Scorsesean splendour of it all. He's a masterful filmmaker, the poet laureate of the devil's bargain.‐ Winnipeg Free Press
Read More | Posted Dec 30, 2019
97% Knives Out (2019) The movie is tremendous satiric fun and that final shot is the most sublime in recent memory.‐ Winnipeg Free Press
Read More | Posted Dec 30, 2019
99% Parasite (Gisaengchung) (2019) Things get darker still... But Bong never lets the movie's dramatic tonal shifts derail the narrative momentum...‐ Winnipeg Free Press
Read More | Posted Dec 30, 2019
85% The Master (2012) The seemingly dissonant performances of the leads yield an unexpected harmony, particularly in a scene in which the two men find themselves in adjoining jail cells, acting according to their opposite instincts.‐ Winnipeg Free Press
Read More | Posted Dec 23, 2019
81% Scott Pilgrim vs. the World (2010) It's just joyfully creative in the way Wright weaves the lexicons of video games and rock into the narrative but that shouldn't distract you from the fact this is also skilled genre filmmaking of a high order.‐ Winnipeg Free Press
Read More | Posted Dec 23, 2019
79% Melancholia (2011) There is no hope. Yet there is breathtaking beauty in this tale of two sisters...‐ Winnipeg Free Press
Read More | Posted Dec 23, 2019
98% Get Out (2017) Come for the scares. Stay for the humour, which is scalpel-sharp. ‐ Winnipeg Free Press
Read More | Posted Dec 23, 2019
3/5 53% Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker (2019) Star Wars was never authentic science fiction: It was always old-school serial-style adventure dressed in sci-fi trappings with religious overtones. Still, it deserves better than the autopilot treatment it gets here. Geez...‐ Winnipeg Free Press
Read More | Posted Dec 23, 2019
17% Playmobil: The Movie (2019) ...a naked attempt to cash in on the miscellaneous, successful Lego movies.‐ Winnipeg Free Press
Read More | Posted Dec 9, 2019
3/5 No Score Yet Stand! (2019) Adetuyi navigates through these multifaceted conflicts carefully and well, utilizing lots of homegrown talent, including Williams, Daniels, Bell and Carlucci.‐ Winnipeg Free Press
Read More | Posted Dec 2, 2019
3/5 62% Motherless Brooklyn (2019) Though Norton took years to write the screenplay, the end result feels too on the nose when it comes to reflecting the current state of the American political scene.‐ Winnipeg Free Press
Read More | Posted Nov 1, 2019
4/5 92% The Lighthouse (2019) Filmed on location in Nova Scotia, the images are the most gorgeously bleak this side of early Ingmar Bergman. Pattinson, it turns out, was meant to be photographed in diffused black-and-white.‐ Winnipeg Free Press
Read More | Posted Oct 25, 2019
4/5 97% Dolemite Is My Name (2019) With Rudy Ray Moore, of all people, Murphy lands one his most important roles as a pioneer of black culture for whom nothing came easy.‐ Winnipeg Free Press
Read More | Posted Oct 25, 2019
2/5 40% Maleficent: Mistress of Evil (2019) This sequel to the 2014 fantasy Maleficent is part and parcel of Disney's recent cash-grab mission to remake all its animated classics into more-or-less live action, or photo-realistic-looking movies.‐ Winnipeg Free Press
Read More | Posted Oct 21, 2019
2.5/5 26% Gemini Man (2019) Notwithstanding the sci-fi twist, the plot is just too rote.‐ Winnipeg Free Press
Read More | Posted Oct 11, 2019
3.5/5 63% Fractured (2019) While the movie is just about as relentlessly bleak as The Machinist, it is undeniably fun to see a host of local actors add to the maddening ambiguity with performances that walk the line between innocent and sinister.‐ Winnipeg Free Press
Read More | Posted Oct 11, 2019
3.5/5 69% Joker (2019) Phoenix's take on the character, whose scars are all on the inside, might explain how a person gets that way. Beyond that, it's best to watch Joker under the assumption it's a one-off. ‐ Winnipeg Free Press
Read More | Posted Oct 4, 2019
2.5/5 88% Hustlers (2019) Written and directed by Lorene Scafaria, the film isn't as lean as it should be. The scam plays out redundantly, again and again. ‐ Winnipeg Free Press
Read More | Posted Sep 16, 2019
2.5/5 No Score Yet Road to the Lemon Grove (2019) Road to the Lemon Grove is a ragged, unpolished movie, scattershot in both its themes and its esthetic.‐ Winnipeg Free Press
Read More | Posted Aug 30, 2019
2/5 83% Her Smell (2019) Assuming Courtney Love was the template, Her Smell feels like a dead end. ‐ Winnipeg Free Press
Read More | Posted Aug 2, 2019
100% Patton Oswalt: Finest Hour (2012) [Patton Oswalt] is good for some major belly laughs. ‐ Winnipeg Free Press
Read More | Posted Aug 1, 2019
2.5/5 41% Stuber (2019) The film's satiric rundown of 21st-century masculinity all too easily slides into standard action set pieces.‐ Winnipeg Free Press
Read More | Posted Jul 19, 2019
3.5/5 65% Annabelle Comes Home (2019) As a director, Dauberman may well be possessed by Castle's ghost. In any case, he infuses the franchise with a touch of old-school showmanship.‐ Winnipeg Free Press
Read More | Posted Jul 1, 2019
2.5/5 36% Anna (2019) In just about every department - fight choreography, period music, atmosphere and production - Anna registers as a pale also-ran...‐ Winnipeg Free Press
Read More | Posted Jun 21, 2019
2/5 50% A Dog's Journey (2019) The script is bluntly by-the-numbers when it comes to plot points, many of which you can safely predict...‐ Winnipeg Free Press
Read More | Posted May 17, 2019
3/5 90% John Wick: Chapter 3 - Parabellum (2019) John Wick Chapter 3: Parabellum sees the franchise running out of steam as definitively as the exhausted, wounded Wick himself.‐ Winnipeg Free Press
Read More | Posted May 17, 2019
3.5/5 94% Avengers: Endgame (2019) There is lots to love here: the way Downey balances acerbic wit and heartfelt feeling. The way Ruffalo somehow manages to invest Hulk/Banner with warmth. Evans' all-American sincerity. ‐ Winnipeg Free Press
Read More | Posted Apr 26, 2019
2.5/5 33% Through Black Spruce (2018) Through Black Spruce is less than the sum of its actorly parts. It lacks a feeling of real investment in these characters.‐ Winnipeg Free Press
Read More | Posted Apr 5, 2019
3.5/5 82% Level 16 (2019) While Level 16 may lack the prestige of a Margaret Atwood adaptation such as The Handmaid's Tale, it warrants equal consideration as a work of formidable feminist fury. On a budget.‐ Winnipeg Free Press
Read More | Posted Mar 29, 2019
4/5 90% Capernaum (Capharnaüm) (2018) Yes, this is grim stuff. Fortunately, director Labaki found a natural and charismatic young actor in the untrained Zain Al Rafeea.‐ Winnipeg Free Press
Read More | Posted Feb 8, 2019
3/5 70% Cold Pursuit (2019) Neeson carries the baggage of all his past revenge movies, and thus his presence detracts from the sardonic tone of the piece more than it adds.‐ Winnipeg Free Press
Read More | Posted Feb 8, 2019
3/5 60% Into Invisible Light (2018) Carter tends to err on the side of sombre seriousness. The story may not be the stuff of a rom-com, but that's all the more reason to leaven the proceedings with a touch of humour. ‐ Winnipeg Free Press
Read More | Posted Feb 1, 2019
4/5 93% Stan & Ollie (2019) Reilly proves to be especially superb as Hardy.‐ Winnipeg Free Press
Read More | Posted Feb 1, 2019
3.5/5 66% Vice (2018) A true portrait of Cheney should have been modelled after something with the gravitas due its subject. The Godfather, for example.‐ Winnipeg Free Press
Read More | Posted Dec 26, 2018
65% Aquaman (2018) All in all, it amounts to the most campy DC outing since Joel Schumacher helmed a couple of Batman movies in the '90s. That's not a recommendation.‐ Winnipeg Free Press
Read More | Posted Dec 21, 2018
3.5/5 27% Mortal Engines (2018) If making the movie was a gamble, seeing the movie is a risk worth taking on the strength of sheer oddball charm.‐ Winnipeg Free Press
Read More | Posted Dec 20, 2018
3.5/5 79% Mary Poppins Returns (2018) Blunt is, in the end, perfect enough.‐ Winnipeg Free Press
Read More | Posted Dec 20, 2018
No Score Yet Schindler's List 25th Anniversary (2018) A great film but a tough watch. But after 25 years, some viewers may decide they're ready to see it again.‐ Winnipeg Free Press
Read More | Posted Nov 30, 2018
4/5 91% Widows (2018) It is largely Viola Davis's show, and she up for the heavy lifting of a heroine who deftly juggles grief, anger and survival instincts with dazzling confidence.‐ Winnipeg Free Press
Read More | Posted Nov 21, 2018
3/5 88% Ralph Breaks the Internet (2018) This is latter-day Disney doing what it does best: simultaneously playing to the kids with big action, slapstick comedy and spectacle while their parents get knowing nods to a more sophisticated adult worldview.‐ Winnipeg Free Press
Read More | Posted Nov 21, 2018
3/5 37% Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald (2018) In taming these Beasts into screenplays, one wishes the novelist Rowling had maintained the services of a good editor.‐ Winnipeg Free Press
Read More | Posted Nov 16, 2018
3.5/5 88% Room For Rent (2017) With a supporting cast of local actors - Tom Anniko, John B. Lowe, Ernesto Griffith, Adriana O'Neil among them - the film is a decent quirky comedy that rises above a support-your-local-film-industry rationale to go see it.‐ Winnipeg Free Press
Read More | Posted Nov 2, 2018
3/5 69% Beautiful Boy (2018) Chalamet is a very appealing young actor, and he admirably tests the limits of that appeal with a role that acknowledges the addict at his most dishonest and manipulative.‐ Winnipeg Free Press
Read More | Posted Oct 26, 2018
4/5 79% Halloween (2018) Yes, the film was made with an understanding that audience expectations have changed since 1978. Still, the film hews admirably close to the edgy thrills of the original.‐ Winnipeg Free Press
Read More | Posted Oct 19, 2018
3.5/4 90% Studio 54 (2018) Tyrnauer offers up Studio 54 as a memorial to that crazy, licentious time. But the film never has the feel of a dirge - at least not while that soundtrack proceeds at 120 beats per minute.‐ Winnipeg Free Press
Read More | Posted Oct 19, 2018
4/5 87% First Man (2018) Gosling, usually at his best in more expressive roles, does credible work as the tightly wound Armstrong. Foy makes for an interesting change of pace from the acquiescent domestic goddess usually portrayed in films like this.‐ Winnipeg Free Press
Read More | Posted Oct 12, 2018
3.5/5 90% A Star Is Born (2018) One can't help being impressed by Cooper's achievement here, making this chestnut of a story feel fresh and vital.‐ Winnipeg Free Press
Read More | Posted Oct 5, 2018
4/5 76% Let the Corpses Tan (Laissez bronzer les cadavres!) (2018) This is the kind of story that could be played straight. But Foranzi and Cattet are wholly uninterested in turning this into some rote crime procedural. They layer the action with a kind of orgiastic expressionism that can be highly provocative.‐ Winnipeg Free Press
Read More | Posted Sep 28, 2018
86% Jungfrukällan (The Virgin Spring) (1960) A film of terrible beauty.‐ Winnipeg Free Press
Read More | Posted Sep 27, 2018