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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
B 57% Earthquake Bird (2019) Vikander keeps us involved with a cold, subdued performance where we can tell there is just something...not right...bubbling underneath the surface.‐ Movie Show Plus
Read More | Posted Nov 15, 2019
C+ 82% The Report (2019) Some movies say something, and others have something to say. The Report can be filed as the latter, a film about an important subject that manages to not be an important film.‐ Movie Show Plus
Read More | Posted Nov 14, 2019
A- 96% The Irishman (2019) ...make sure you see this movie when and wherever you can...the size of the screen cannot possibly restrain the massive contribution to cinema that The Irishman makes.‐ Movie Show Plus
Read More | Posted Nov 14, 2019
B- 63% Lady and the Tramp (2019) It's as harmless as they come, and it may not be much of a surprise that the first Disney remake on the new streaming service isn't quite a dog, but it definitely lacks bite.‐ Movie Show Plus
Read More | Posted Nov 12, 2019
D 43% Noelle (2019) Noelle is perhaps the most "woke" Christmas comedy of all-time...but there has rarely been a more sanitized film, even for a Christmas movie.‐ Movie Show Plus
Read More | Posted Nov 12, 2019
B+ 77% Doctor Sleep (2019) ...deliciously entertaining.‐ Movie Show Plus
Read More | Posted Nov 7, 2019
D 42% Midway (2019) Midway is truly one of the worst movies of the year, and one that will have you searching for an eject button of your own.‐ Movie Show Plus
Read More | Posted Nov 7, 2019
B 72% Terminator: Dark Fate (2019) Better, more memorable action might have made this movie a real winner.‐ Movie Show Plus
Read More | Posted Oct 31, 2019
C 71% The King (2019) Unless you consider yourself a history buff, consider this a royal misstep.‐ Movie Show Plus
Read More | Posted Oct 31, 2019
C 61% Motherless Brooklyn (2019) At a painfully overlong 144 minutes, Motherless Brooklyn will leave you hailing for the nearest NY taxi cab to come and take you far, far away.‐ Movie Show Plus
Read More | Posted Oct 31, 2019
B+ 79% Jojo Rabbit (2019) ...it's able to tug at the heartstrings while simultaneously finding humor during one of the worst man-made catastrophes in human history.‐ Movie Show Plus
Read More | Posted Oct 30, 2019
A 99% Parasite (Gisaengchung) (2019) The latest film from Bong Joon Ho is funny, thrilling and poignant, and is a must-see for anyone looking to fill out their Best of 2019 scorecards.‐ Movie Show Plus
Read More | Posted Oct 30, 2019
B 92% The Lighthouse (2019) Dafoe not only chews up the scenery around him, he bites down hard on it, chips a tooth, swallows it whole and lets out a massive belch.‐ Movie Show Plus
Read More | Posted Oct 25, 2019
B 97% Pain and Glory (Dolor y gloria) (2019) ...it's a great director looking inward, matched with an actor giving it all he's got and going to places we never knew he was capable of.‐ Movie Show Plus
Read More | Posted Oct 25, 2019
A- 97% Dolemite Is My Name (2019) Dolemite Is My Name is the feel-good comedy of the year about the making of Dolemite, and although it's a hard-R-rating, it had me smiling from start to finish.‐ Movie Show Plus
Read More | Posted Oct 11, 2019
C- 26% Gemini Man (2019) Gemini Man is too focused on tricks to deliver any real treats.‐ Movie Show Plus
Read More | Posted Oct 11, 2019
B+ 90% El Camino: A Breaking Bad Movie (2019) in this epilogue, Gilligan reinforces the main theme of the show, that any of us "normal" people don't quite know what we're capable of, until our own survival is on the line.‐ Movie Show Plus
Read More | Posted Oct 11, 2019
B 93% Monos (2019) Some context would have been nice, but Monos delivers as a jolt to the senses, putting us right there with this group of indoctrinated soldiers that know no other way of life.‐ Movie Show Plus
Read More | Posted Oct 4, 2019
C- 37% In the Tall Grass (2019) ...it comes across clearly as a short-story...there just isn't enough depth or purpose in any of its characters or ideas to make it feel like a fully-fleshed-out movie.‐ Movie Show Plus
Read More | Posted Oct 4, 2019
A- 69% Joker (2019) There is an Arthur Fleck in all of us. And that thought may just be subconsciously more than many movie-goers can bear.‐ Movie Show Plus
Read More | Posted Oct 3, 2019
B+ 83% Judy (2019) Judy, on the strength of Zellweger's performance surely, but also of its own merits, sings a beautiful song about a tragic life.‐ Movie Show Plus
Read More | Posted Sep 27, 2019
A- 60% In the Shadow of the Moon (2019) In the Shadow of the Moon is smart sci-fi, and overall one of the best things you'll find on Netflix this or any other weekend.‐ Movie Show Plus
Read More | Posted Sep 27, 2019
B- 81% Abominable (2019) ...a nice film for the whole family to enjoy, but one that seems a bit hesitant to really shoot for the top of the proverbial mountain.‐ Movie Show Plus
Read More | Posted Sep 27, 2019
C- 84% Ad Astra (2019) We're not sure if there is life out there in the universe, but if there is, you won't find it in Ad Astra.‐ Movie Show Plus
Read More | Posted Sep 17, 2019
A- 88% Hustlers (2019) It's a movie about figuring out how the world works, and getting in on the game.‐ Movie Show Plus
Read More | Posted Sep 13, 2019
C+ 82% Official Secrets (2019) More effective stories deal with people that feel real, and Official Secrets never quite proves itself authentic.‐ Movie Show Plus
Read More | Posted Sep 13, 2019
B 70% Super Size Me 2: Holy Chicken! (2019) It only goes to angers you...especially when you realize that we're nowhere near real, tangible change, and like these poor chickens, we're being herded towards the slaughter.‐ Movie Show Plus
Read More | Posted Sep 13, 2019
A- 88% Linda Ronstadt: The Sound of My Voice (2019) You have two choices: You can fall in love with Linda Ronstadt all over again, or you can fall in love with her for the first time.‐ Movie Show Plus
Read More | Posted Sep 13, 2019
C 24% The Goldfinch (2019) ...this slow-building drama never quite finds the wind beneath its wings.‐ Movie Show Plus
Read More | Posted Sep 13, 2019
C 63% It Chapter Two (2019) It: Chapter Two is all bark and no bite, featuring a ridiculous antagonist that perfectly matches the preposterous universe it inhabits.‐ Movie Show Plus
Read More | Posted Sep 5, 2019
A 86% The Nightingale (2019) ...a powerful journey, one that challenges the viewer not only to stick with it past that first half-hour, but to try to get it out of your head weeks later. Good luck w that.‐ Movie Show Plus
Read More | Posted Aug 30, 2019
C+ 39% Don't Let Go (Relive) (2019) ...it might have been a successful mind-bender had it cleaned up its own logic.‐ Movie Show Plus
Read More | Posted Aug 30, 2019
C- 43% After the Wedding (2019) Dripping with melodrama, After the Wedding doesn't quite work on any level, and the twists constantly make you realize that you are watching a movie.‐ Movie Show Plus
Read More | Posted Aug 30, 2019
B+ 100% Fiddler: A Miracle of Miracles (2019) It's a comprehensive, well-done and joyful doc that celebrates a classic, and tries to bring context to why it's so beloved, across cultures, classes, ages and even languages.‐ Movie Show Plus
Read More | Posted Aug 30, 2019
C 95% The Peanut Butter Falcon (2019) ...once the credits roll you won't feel very good about having spent the last 90 minutes with these characters and receiving such little pay-off.‐ Movie Show Plus
Read More | Posted Aug 23, 2019
D 39% Angel Has Fallen (2019) The only thing left to fall is the public's interest in this banal franchise.‐ Movie Show Plus
Read More | Posted Aug 22, 2019
C+ 88% Ready or Not (2019) Ready or Not ultimately doesn't know what it wants to be.‐ Movie Show Plus
Read More | Posted Aug 22, 2019
C+ 92% David Crosby: Remember My Name (2019) A more effective version of this film might have featured Young, Stills & Nash as they tell stories about Crosby, instead of showing how Crosby sees himself.‐ Movie Show Plus
Read More | Posted Aug 22, 2019
C+ 48% Where'd You Go, Bernadette (2019) It just feels like this is a journey that we've already been on numerous times, and even Linklater isn't able to spark fire.‐ Movie Show Plus
Read More | Posted Aug 16, 2019
B 91% Luce (2019) Luce keeps things tight, almost to a fault, and let's the audience make up its mind. Either that, or it was too timid to take a stand and actually say something. ‐ Movie Show Plus
Read More | Posted Aug 15, 2019
B- 79% Good Boys (2019) Comedies should always be judged by how funny they are, and this one just barely meets the height requirement.‐ Movie Show Plus
Read More | Posted Aug 15, 2019
B 85% Once Upon a Time In Hollywood (2019) There may never be a more accomplished cast of actors ever assembled, and that's a testament to the fact that when it comes to Quentin Tarantino, no stunt-double is required.‐ Movie Show Plus
Read More | Posted Jul 25, 2019
A- 96% Be Natural: The Untold Story of Alice Guy-Blaché (2019) Alice might not have set out to make history, but she sure as hell didn't deserve to be forgotten by it.‐ Movie Show Plus
Read More | Posted Jul 25, 2019
A 99% The Farewell (2019) ...isn't that the best you can ask of a film, for it to be enjoyable and thought-provoking? The Farewell checks both boxes.‐ Movie Show Plus
Read More | Posted Jul 25, 2019
B 98% Maiden (2019) ,,,the one rub I had with Maiden is that the film treats them in the same manner as those it criticizes, focusing on the fact that they are women above all else.‐ Movie Show Plus
Read More | Posted Jul 25, 2019
A- 84% The Art of Self-Defense (2019) Writer/Director Riley Stearns shows that he has a few tricks up his sleeve, and that he's not afraid to pull any punches.‐ Movie Show Plus
Read More | Posted Jul 18, 2019
D+ 44% Supervized (2019) This is a crude, R-rated farce full of promise, but Supervised is one word that doesn't seem to have been applied to the script.‐ Movie Show Plus
Read More | Posted Jul 18, 2019
A- 53% The Lion King (2019) Yes, it IS possible to love The Lion King & wonder why they didn't leave well enough alone...if Disney is going to remake their classics, this is how it should be done.‐ Movie Show Plus
Read More | Posted Jul 15, 2019
D 41% Point Blank (2019) Point Blank has no point, and this one is as blank as they come.‐ Movie Show Plus
Read More | Posted Jul 12, 2019
B- 42% Stuber (2019) I feel like people won't mind Stuber, if you can take that as a positive review.‐ Movie Show Plus
Read More | Posted Jul 11, 2019