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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
5/5 93% The Squid and the Whale (2005) The most impressive debut at Sundance was Noah Baumbach's wickedly, heartbreakingly funny divorce drama, The Squid and the Whale. A time-capsule keeper.‐ Seattle Weekly
Read More | Posted Mar 9, 2005
5/5 99% Moolaadé (2004) Sembene nails down an entire society in a series of immortally ordinary moments worthy of Satyajit Ray, with the regular-guy (or gal!) heroism of Howard Hawks. ‐ Seattle Weekly
Read More | Posted Mar 9, 2005
5/5 79% The Beguiled (2017) Kidman is as ruthless and vulnerable as we've ever seen her.‐ AARP Movies for Grownups
Read More | Posted Jul 11, 2017
5/5 93% Dunkirk (2017) The most stunning movie of 2017.‐ AARP Movies for Grownups
Read More | Posted Jul 24, 2017
5/5 93% Baby Driver (2017) Even if you're not usually into movies featuring high-speed car chases and gratuitous violence - you'll want to give this one a shot.‐ AARP Movies for Grownups
Read More | Posted Aug 3, 2017
5/5 98% The Big Sick (2017) The Big Sick is so funny and so heartfelt it leaves the audience delighted, while expertly examining romance, relationships and the importance of family.‐ AARP Movies for Grownups
Read More | Posted Aug 3, 2017
5/5 90% Marjorie Prime (2017) For everyone who has urgent unfinished business with somebody, or fears of dementia, or of being a caretaker, this movie has something to say.‐ AARP Movies for Grownups
Read More | Posted Aug 19, 2017
5/5 86% American Made (2017) Still bizarrely boyish, Tom Cruise, 55, hits a recent career high in Doug Liman's American Made.‐ AARP Movies for Grownups
Read More | Posted Sep 28, 2017
5/5 87% Only the Brave (2017) It's refreshing to see older actors in roles that command respect, instead of going for the cheap laughs Hollywood often associates with age.‐ AARP Movies for Grownups
Read More | Posted Oct 20, 2017
5/5 96% The Florida Project (2017) The best, most heartbreakingly inspiring film of the year. ‐ AARP Movies for Grownups
Read More | Posted Oct 20, 2017
5/5 90% Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri (2017) There has never been a better time for a woman-centric movie, especially one about a smart, angry woman.‐ AARP Movies for Grownups
Read More | Posted Nov 16, 2017
5/5 97% Mudbound (2017) What redeems all this sprawl is Rees' precision, thoughtfulness, and sheer authenticity. ‐ AARP Movies for Grownups
Read More | Posted Nov 16, 2017
5/5 85% Wonder (2017) This tearjerker (based on the mega-best-selling book by R.J. Palacio ) is a blazingly humane and shamelessly wish-fulfilling film - the rare kind that will appeal to both kids and adults.‐ AARP Movies for Grownups
Read More | Posted Nov 16, 2017
5/5 99% Lady Bird (2017) First-time director Greta Gerwig has created a film that's heartfelt, sometimes heartbreaking and a sure Oscar contender.‐ AARP Movies for Grownups
Read More | Posted Nov 30, 2017
5/5 97% Coco (2017) Besides being the first great Pixar movie about Hispanics, Coco is the best film about Alzheimer's since Marjorie Prime and Away From Her.‐ AARP Movies for Grownups
Read More | Posted Nov 30, 2017
5/5 92% The Shape of Water (2017) The bad guys are a bit cliched, but you've never seen a film with the drifty, incredibly dreamy look of this masterpiece.‐ AARP Movies for Grownups
Read More | Posted Dec 7, 2017
5/5 89% I, Tonya (2018) Nobody was asking for a film about a trashy tabloid tale from long ago, but everybody is applauding it now.‐ AARP Movies for Grownups
Read More | Posted Dec 7, 2017
5/5 86% The Insult (L'insulte) (2018) ... even if you don't buy that prospect, The Insult is a terrific yarn with deep characters, superb acting, sharp dialogue and entertainment value that transcends its historical importance.‐ AARP Movies for Grownups
Read More | Posted Jan 25, 2018
5/5 97% Black Panther (2018) In the end, Black Panther is basically a really satisfying thrill ride.‐ AARP Movies for Grownups
Read More | Posted Feb 15, 2018
5/5 96% The Death of Stalin (2018) The chaos is darkly hilarious...‐ AARP Movies for Grownups
Read More | Posted Mar 8, 2018
5/5 95% A Quiet Place (2018) A Quiet Place is a master class in how to keep audiences on the edge of their seats without gross-out imagery.‐ AARP Movies for Grownups
Read More | Posted Apr 5, 2018
5/5 67% The Seagull (2018) A sizzling cinematic treat that doesn't feel like highbrow homework.‐ AARP Movies for Grownups
Read More | Posted May 10, 2018
5/5 54% Book Club (2018) It's 50 times better than the Fifty Shades flicks.‐ AARP Movies for Grownups
Read More | Posted May 17, 2018
5/5 93% First Reformed (2018) Schrader's best screenplay since Taxi Driver.‐ AARP Movies for Grownups
Read More | Posted May 25, 2018
5/5 69% Ocean's 8 (2018) Actually, this comic romp is for everybody.‐ AARP Movies for Grownups
Read More | Posted Jun 8, 2018
5/5 89% Whitney (2018) Happily, Whitney immortalizes her sweetness and her angelic talent.‐ AARP Movies for Grownups
Read More | Posted Jul 6, 2018
5/5 98% Won't You Be My Neighbor? (2018) The film, which particularly draws grownup viewers with its irresistible nostalgia, is powered by Rogers' world-class kindness.‐ AARP Movies for Grownups
Read More | Posted Jul 6, 2018
5/5 99% Eighth Grade (2018) Eighth Grade is low-key but a comparable landmark in the history of realistic teens on-screen.‐ AARP Movies for Grownups
Read More | Posted Jul 13, 2018
5/5 59% The Front Runner (2018) The screenplay is smarter, punchier and more realistic than Aaron Sorkin's The West Wing.‐ AARP Movies for Grownups
Read More | Posted Sep 12, 2018
5/5 88% What They Had (2018) The best movie ever about Alzheimer's and its impact on families.‐ AARP Movies for Grownups
Read More | Posted Sep 12, 2018
5/5 87% First Man (2018) It's a contemplative, melancholy, moving film, but it also packs you into the cockpit for some of the most bone-jangling shaky-cam action you ever saw.‐ AARP Movies for Grownups
Read More | Posted Oct 11, 2018
5/5 92% They'll Love Me When I'm Dead (2018) A window into Welles' hall-of-mirrors mind.‐ AARP Movies for Grownups
Read More | Posted Nov 8, 2018
5/5 78% Green Book (2018) Calculated to soothe your fears and make you feel good about America (and yourself!), you can't stop from leaping to your feet to applaud.‐ AARP Movies for Grownups
Read More | Posted Nov 15, 2018
5/5 93% The Favourite (2018) [A] faster, funnier, infinitely nastier best picture Oscar contender.‐ AARP Movies for Grownups
Read More | Posted Nov 26, 2018
5/5 78% Never Look Away (2019) As the oddly meditative, high-IQ melodrama unfolds, you scarcely notice the movie is over three hours long (though your bladder may).‐ AARP Movies for Grownups
Read More | Posted Nov 30, 2018
5/5 95% If Beale Street Could Talk (2019) The performances, excellent throughout, are capped by the diamond-like perfection that is Regina King.‐ AARP Movies for Grownups
Read More | Posted Dec 14, 2018
5/5 92% Cold War (Zimna wojna) (2018) The film is on a par with that other black-and-white foreign Oscar contender Roma, only more exciting.‐ AARP Movies for Grownups
Read More | Posted Dec 20, 2018
5/5 100% They Shall Not Grow Old (2019) For the casualties of World War I - more than 50 million if you count the victims of the flu pandemic the trenches spawned - Jackson has done a comparable service, preserving them forever.‐ AARP Movies for Grownups
Read More | Posted Feb 1, 2019
5/5 71% The Invisibles (2019) An unfamiliar part of a story you thought you knew all about, and a must-see.‐ AARP Movies for Grownups
Read More | Posted Feb 1, 2019
5/5 96% Birds of Passage (Pájaros de verano) (2019) Birds of Passage glorifies violence less than any narco movie ever made, and in a way, that makes it scarier.‐ AARP Movies for Grownups
Read More | Posted Feb 21, 2019
5/5 83% The Hours and Times (2019) It's short (57 minutes) and sweet.‐ AARP Movies for Grownups
Read More | Posted Mar 1, 2019
5/5 99% Amazing Grace (2019) You've heard the late Aretha Franklin sing "I Say a Little Prayer," but you've never seen her command a churchful of praying people as she does in this remarkable concert film.‐ AARP Movies for Grownups
Read More | Posted Apr 19, 2019
5/5 90% John Wick: Chapter 3 - Parabellum (2019) This one is big, loud, fast, fun and silly - though it has more narrative integrity than most blockbuster movies today.‐ AARP Movies for Grownups
Read More | Posted May 21, 2019
5/5 97% Booksmart (2019) It's a comedy with smarts and heart...‐ AARP Movies for Grownups
Read More | Posted Jun 4, 2019
5/5 79% Marianne & Leonard: Words of Love (2019) This brilliant film will make you wish you were 20 on a Greek beach in 1968, living on $83 a month, reading by moonlight, devoting sunny days to swimming, lovemaking and art that knew no limits - not yet.‐ AARP Movies for Grownups
Read More | Posted Jul 15, 2019
5/5 85% Once Upon a Time In Hollywood (2019) The ending will be controversial. But for this grownup who was 13 in 1969, it cast an irresistible spell.‐ AARP Movies for Grownups
Read More | Posted Jul 26, 2019
5/5 89% Blinded by the Light (2019) You're apt to be swept away by its kindhearted high spirits and tributes to all-American virtues - hard work, inclusiveness, big ambitions, hungry hearts, titanic choruses that make Phil Spector sound like a harpsichord plinker.‐ AARP Movies for Grownups
Read More | Posted Aug 15, 2019
5/5 84% Downton Abbey (2019) Downton Abbey: The Movie feels like a nice, warm chamomile bubble bath with a cup of fresh tea.‐ AARP Movies for Grownups
Read More | Posted Sep 23, 2019
5/5 97% Pain and Glory (Dolor y gloria) (2019) A nostalgic summing up and a bold aesthetic breakthrough that brings the past to vibrant life.‐ AARP Movies for Grownups
Read More | Posted Oct 4, 2019
5/5 96% The Irishman (2019) Martin Scorsese is the go-to guy for Mafia movies, but even he has never made anything like the immense, career-capstone epic The Irishman.‐ AARP Movies for Grownups
Read More | Posted Nov 1, 2019