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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
3/4 97% Fourteen (2019) For a film that keeps so much under the surface, I was surprised how much of a wallop "Fourteen" packs by its final shot.‐ Capital Times (Madison, WI)
Read More | Posted May 15, 2020
3/4 87% Spaceship Earth (2020) Sure, Biosphere 2 was a little silly, and it may not have worked out. But what did you do to try to save the planet today?‐ Capital Times (Madison, WI)
Read More | Posted May 11, 2020
2.5/4 84% Deerskin (2020) This is the sort of film meant to be seen on the big screen, surrounded by an audience. So that you can all meet in the lobby afterward and say, "What the hell was that?" to each other.‐ Capital Times (Madison, WI)
Read More | Posted May 11, 2020
3.5/4 79% How to Build a Girl (2020) It's an utterly charming and very funny coming-of-age story about a girl who kept rewriting her story until the world was big enough to contain her. ‐ Capital Times (Madison, WI)
Read More | Posted May 11, 2020
3/4 90% Bull (2020) That restraint and authenticity gives "Bull" a documentary-like feel, as we're immersed in these two characters and their tiny piece of the world.‐ Capital Times (Madison, WI)
Read More | Posted May 11, 2020
3/4 91% Thousand Pieces of Gold (1991) One look at the determination in Chao's eyes and the message is clear: Lalu saves herself.‐ Capital Times (Madison, WI)
Read More | Posted May 4, 2020
3/4 71% Our Mothers (Nuestras Madres) (2019) It wants to tell us the truth, rather than a story about the truth, and that dulls its emotional impact a little.‐ Capital Times (Madison, WI)
Read More | Posted May 4, 2020
3/4 87% Vanilla (2020) It's always brought back to earth by the performances, especially Bauman-Murphy, who plays Kimmie as hilarious, open-hearted and, above all, unapologetic about how she lives.‐ Capital Times (Madison, WI)
Read More | Posted Apr 30, 2020
2.5/4 89% Selah and the Spades (2020) All that prettiness can't cover up the fact that Poe's screenplay feels half-formed.‐ Capital Times (Madison, WI)
Read More | Posted Apr 17, 2020
3/4 85% The Booksellers (2020) We miss browsing in our local bookstore, and we miss going the movies to see such an engaging documentary like this.‐ Madison Movie
Read More | Posted Apr 17, 2020
4/4 98% Portrait of a Lady on Fire (Portrait de la jeune fille en feu) (2020) "Portrait of a Lady on Fire" is about the audacity of creation, whether of a new work of art or a new love affair. With precise, confident brushstrokes, Sciamma creates a tender and complex love story of passionate intensity.‐ Capital Times (Madison, WI)
Read More | Posted Mar 6, 2020
2.5/4 86% Emma. (2020) I was hoping for an "Emma." with a bit more of a distinctive flavor than the many previous adaptations, but once Austen's plot turns kick in, the viewer is swept along as always.‐ Capital Times (Madison, WI)
Read More | Posted Mar 6, 2020
3/4 88% Onward (2020) What we think is going to be a film about an absent parent ends up being a touching salute to brotherhood, and the different roles that a sibling can play in our lives.‐ Capital Times (Madison, WI)
Read More | Posted Mar 5, 2020
3/4 No Score Yet Free Burma Rangers (2020) It's a moving reminder that every good deed counts, especially in parts of the world where kindness and compassion seem to be in such short supply.‐ Capital Times (Madison, WI)
Read More | Posted Feb 24, 2020
3.5/4 98% 63 Up (2019) In the span of a minute, we see a hopeful young boy grow into a disaffected young man, then into a mellowed older man. It's impossible not think of ourselves, our parents and our children, and how quickly life happens to us.‐ Capital Times (Madison, WI)
Read More | Posted Feb 21, 2020
3.5/4 91% The Assistant (2020) By removing the predator from the frame, Green focuses on the rest of us, the ones who know, and stay silent.‐ Capital Times (Madison, WI)
Read More | Posted Feb 21, 2020
3/4 61% The Call of the Wild (2020) I'll bet when my dogs fall asleep, and their legs start twitching, they're dreaming of being a dog like Buck.‐ Capital Times (Madison, WI)
Read More | Posted Feb 21, 2020
3/4 61% The Last Full Measure (2020) If you're going to put Samuel L. Jackson, Ed Harris, William Hurt, Christopher Plummer and Peter Fonda in one movie together, you're really going to have to mess up to get me to not recommend it.‐ Capital Times (Madison, WI)
Read More | Posted Jan 24, 2020
2.5/4 85% Les Misérables (2020) It's as if, to use Ly's own literary allusion against him, Hugo's "Les Miserables" were told entirely from the point of view of Inspector Javert.‐ Capital Times (Madison, WI)
Read More | Posted Jan 24, 2020
3/4 75% The Gentlemen (2020) Watching "The Gentlemen" is like sinking into a favorite chair, pouring a glass of good whiskey, and putting a favorite album on the turntable that you haven't listened to in years.‐ Capital Times (Madison, WI)
Read More | Posted Jan 24, 2020
3/4 100% Mystify: Michael Hutchence (2020) Lowenstein's film poignantly represents the fullness of Hutchence's life, the brilliance and the pain. It'll send viewers away with both a heavy heart and "What You Need" buzzing in their heads.‐ Capital Times (Madison, WI)
Read More | Posted Jan 10, 2020
1/4 21% Like a Boss (2020) Hayek and Arteta can do much better together. They already have.‐ Capital Times (Madison, WI)
Read More | Posted Jan 10, 2020
3.5/4 89% 1917 (2020) Most war movies build to a big climactic battle, but in "1917," Sam Mendes' relentlessly thrilling ticking-clock film, the goal is to stop the battle from happening, to stop that meat grinder from turning.‐ Capital Times (Madison, WI)
Read More | Posted Jan 10, 2020
3/4 96% Birds of Passage (Pájaros de verano) (2019) A visually arresting film that offers a fresh, tragic perspective on a familiar story.‐ Capital Times (Madison, WI)
Read More | Posted Dec 19, 2019
99% Amazing Grace (2019) Amazing Grace is a deliberately unadorned film, and the raw footage that Pollack shot has an intimate, unguarded quality. ‐ Capital Times (Madison, WI)
Read More | Posted Dec 16, 2019
97% Booksmart (2019) Franklin's voice fills the room. Nearly a half-century later, many audience members will feel just as carried away.‐ Capital Times (Madison, WI)
Read More | Posted Dec 16, 2019
2.5/4 80% Cyrano, My Love (Edmond) (2019) It's fun in a superficial way, but kids, don't base your English term papers around this movie.‐ Capital Times (Madison, WI)
Read More | Posted Nov 16, 2019
3/4 51% Charlie's Angels (2019) When it's kicking into gear - more often due to the comedy, especially Kristen Stewart's ferociously funny performance - it can be a really fun time.‐ Capital Times (Madison, WI)
Read More | Posted Nov 16, 2019
3.5/4 92% Ford v Ferrari (2019) For law enforcement looking to increase revenue, the best place to set up a speed trap this weekend is outside any movie theater showing "Ford v Ferrari."‐ Capital Times (Madison, WI)
Read More | Posted Nov 16, 2019
3.5/4 97% Pain and Glory (Dolor y gloria) (2019) Almodovar makes this internal trip a spellbinding and soulful exercise - whatever other things he has in common with his avatar here, being creatively blocked isn't one of them.‐ Capital Times (Madison, WI)
Read More | Posted Nov 8, 2019
3/4 46% Last Christmas (2019) I'll probably respect you more if you don't like it. But I'll also feel a little sad for you, too.‐ Capital Times (Madison, WI)
Read More | Posted Nov 8, 2019
3/4 100% Who Let The Dogs Out (2019) "Who Let the Dogs Out?" touches on issues of cultural appropriation and copyright law, and provides a surprisingly nuanced answer to the question "Who owns art?" The question it does not answer, however, is "Who let the dogs out?" ‐ Capital Times (Madison, WI)
Read More | Posted Nov 1, 2019
3/4 96% Saint Frances (2020) It's a much more empathetic and truly non-judgmental film than I expected, less about what choices women make, and more about the importance of women supporting each other no matter which choices they make.‐ Capital Times (Madison, WI)
Read More | Posted Nov 1, 2019
2/4 38% Inside Game (2019) It's serviceable but generic, going through the motions of a typical crime movie without coming up with much that's distinctive. And the one genuinely novel aspect of the story - a dirty NBA referee - is squandered.‐ Capital Times (Madison, WI)
Read More | Posted Nov 1, 2019
3/4 82% In My Room (2018) Low gives a powerful performance that often requires him to be silent for long stretches, just reacting to the world around him.‐ Capital Times (Madison, WI)
Read More | Posted Nov 1, 2019
4/4 99% Parasite (Gisaengchung) (2019) Which family is the real parasite, feeding off the other, is a provocative question that lingers long after the movie's ended and our heart rates have returned to normal.‐ Capital Times (Madison, WI)
Read More | Posted Nov 1, 2019
3/4 94% Western Stars (2019) It goes without saying that the bigger a Springsteen fan you are, the more entranced you'll be by "Western Stars." But it's such an original and unexpected way of presenting the music that even non-fans have to respect.‐ Capital Times (Madison, WI)
Read More | Posted Oct 28, 2019
3/4 93% Miles Davis: Birth of the Cool (2019) He may have been a difficult, off-putting person in real life - okay, he DEFINITELY was - but when he played, his music touched something deep and elemental inside the listener. As one interviewee puts it, "I want to feel the way Miles sounds."‐ Capital Times (Madison, WI)
Read More | Posted Oct 28, 2019
3.5/4 97% Dolemite Is My Name (2019) Wildly funny, raunchy and unabashedly sweet, it's as close to a guaranteed good time as you can find on the streaming site lately, and provides Eddie Murphy with his best comic role since 2000's "Bowfinger."‐ Capital Times (Madison, WI)
Read More | Posted Oct 28, 2019
3/4 91% QT8: The First Eight (2019) With Tarantino apparently firm in his plans to make one more film after "Hollywood" and then retire from moviemaking, "QT8" is an entertaining and enthusiastic look back on where he's been.‐ Capital Times (Madison, WI)
Read More | Posted Oct 21, 2019
3/4 95% End of the Century (2019) As we try and sort out truth from fantasy, "End of the Century" becomes an invigorating and poignant film about paths not taken, and how the choices we make end up defining who we are.‐ Capital Times (Madison, WI)
Read More | Posted Oct 18, 2019
2.5/4 68% Zombieland: Double Tap (2019) While this franchise isn't creatively dead yet, it's not looking so hot.‐ Capital Times (Madison, WI)
Read More | Posted Oct 18, 2019
3/4 91% El Camino: A Breaking Bad Movie (2019) Is "El Camino" essential viewing? Not at all. But for those who loved the show, it puts a satisfying exclamation point on the end of the series.‐ Capital Times (Madison, WI)
Read More | Posted Oct 14, 2019
3/4 94% Raise Hell: The Life & Times of Molly Ivins (2019) Janice Engel's film is a rollicking re-acquaintance with Ivins' distinctive drawl, and we can't help but wonder what she'd say about our current ominous political climate. Likely, there would be some swearing involved.‐ Capital Times (Madison, WI)
Read More | Posted Oct 11, 2019
2/4 14% Jexi (2019) The best joke of the movie (inadvertently) is the giant, glass-walled offices that the staff reporters all have. Meanwhile in the real world, I finally got a cubicle by a window and it's only taken me 20 years to get it.‐ Capital Times (Madison, WI)
Read More | Posted Oct 11, 2019
3/4 88% ANTHROPOCENE: The Human Epoch (2019) We're used to documentaries that celebrate gorgeous scenes of the natural world, but "Anthropocene: The Human Epoch" adds a discomfiting twist, presenting beautiful images of some of the ugliest things that humans are doing to the planet.‐ Madison Movie
Read More | Posted Oct 11, 2019
3/4 84% Downton Abbey (2019) Watching the movie is like sharing a pot of Earl Grey with people you've known for years.‐ Capital Times (Madison, WI)
Read More | Posted Sep 19, 2019
3/4 No Score Yet The Murder Case of Hana & Alice (Hana to Arisu satsujin jiken) (2015) The budding friendship between the two girls, one an extrovert and one an introvert, is so charming that I didn't mind being confused from time to time.‐ Capital Times (Madison, WI)
Read More | Posted Sep 19, 2019
3/4 88% Brittany Runs a Marathon (2019) The uplifting ending that a movie like this is aiming for is as obvious as, well, the finish line at the New York City marathon. But writer-director Paul Downs Colaizzo lets his debut film take a few unexpected detours along the way. ‐ Capital Times (Madison, WI)
Read More | Posted Sep 6, 2019
3/4 42% Don't Let Go (Relive) (2019) While it's not perfect, especially when it lapses into standard thriller mode, writer-director Jacob Aaron Estes' film is satisfyingly twisty, with a pair of terrific lead performances that keep us believing when the screenplay can't.‐ Capital Times (Madison, WI)
Read More | Posted Sep 1, 2019