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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
8/10 90% Lance (2020) a fine film even though it goes extremely easy on Lance, considering how selfish and devious he really was (is?) and all the people whose reputations he tried to eviscerate.‐ Tolucan Times
Read More | Posted May 24, 2020
8/10 88% The Dalai Lama: Scientist (2020) ...fascinating picture of a man chosen at the age of 5. What is amazing is the breadth of his knowledge and ability to converse with the smartest people in the world.‐ tonymedley.com
Read More | Posted May 19, 2020
7/10 56% The Hunt (2020) Despite the violence, in the end it's just a feel-good movie, comedic in nature, as one bad guy after another gets what everyone in the audience thinks is deserved.‐ Tolucan Times
Read More | Posted Mar 13, 2020
3/10 38% Spenser Confidential (2020) Fans of Parker's Spenser beware: the casting stinks, the script stinks, and the story is an amalgamation of formulaic platitudes. Robert Parker would not be happy.‐ Tolucan Times
Read More | Posted Mar 8, 2020
5/10 59% The Burnt Orange Heresy (2020) ...a thriller without tension...without that tension the movie just doesn't make it, and that's a shame because in the right hands it could be tantalizingly chilling.‐ Tolucan Times
Read More | Posted Mar 6, 2020
7/10 84% The Way Back (2020) ... entertaining, well-paced, good acting, the basketball sequences well done. I can't say much for Affleck's 'coaching' which consists mostly of yelling and swearing.‐ Tolucan Times
Read More | Posted Mar 4, 2020
6/10 83% The Whistlers (2020) It's advertised as 'comedy/crime,' but I didn't see much comedy. If it's noir, it's upper minor league noir, maybe Triple A. The whistling gimmick didn't help.‐ Tolucan Times
Read More | Posted Feb 28, 2020
6/10 61% The Call of the Wild (2020) Unlike London's novella, this story is not told from the dog's POV...but it still might be worth a look for the amazing CGI work and beautiful location filming.‐ Tolucan Times
Read More | Posted Feb 23, 2020
9/10 86% Emma. (2020) ...entrancing and enchanting...Anya Taylor-Joy is a, well, joy in the titular role...this is already one of the three best films I will see this year.‐ Tolucan Times
Read More | Posted Feb 20, 2020
8/10 37% Downhill (2020) This is much shorter and better than its predecessor, 'Force Majeure.' While Louis-Dreyfuss carries the movie, Will Ferrell is good in a serious role.‐ Tolucan Times
Read More | Posted Feb 14, 2020
3/10 91% The Assistant (2020) By equating mere suspicions with Weinstein-type outrages, this bolsters gestapo-type thinking inspired by the #MeToo Movement that threatens to make society unlivable. ‐ Tolucan Times
Read More | Posted Feb 3, 2020
4/10 28% The Rhythm Section (2020) ...incoherent, nonsensical throughout with periodic action scenes that have little or no cohesion with the alleged story.‐ Tolucan Times
Read More | Posted Jan 31, 2020
6/10 61% The Last Full Measure (2020) The weakness of the movie is that it so skims on what actions Pitsenbarger did to set him above other soldiers who voluntarily put their lives at risk.‐ Tolucan Times
Read More | Posted Jan 24, 2020
8/10 75% The Gentlemen (2020) Convoluted but alluring...Hugh Grant has given many delightful performances (2002's About a Boy for instance) but this is far and away the best he has ever done.‐ Tolucan Times
Read More | Posted Jan 24, 2020
7/10 89% 1917 (2020) (I)t has no reason for being. It barely touches on the horror of the trench warfare of the Western Front or the futility of the war itself. 'Paths of Glory' it is not.‐ Tolucan Times
Read More | Posted Jan 9, 2020
9/10 95% Little Women (2019) Sure, it's a chick flick, but this had me from the opening moments; despite confusing time warp segues, it's an engrossing tale well told.‐ Tolucan Times
Read More | Posted Dec 24, 2019
3/10 21% Cats (2019) Lowlighted by Jennifer Hudson's dismal performance of 'Memory,' there is a magnificent ballet halfway through. That's the only good thing I can say about this film.‐ Tolucan Times
Read More | Posted Dec 20, 2019
3/10 52% Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker (2019) Even a long time ago in a galaxy billions of light years away, the laws of reason would apply and these stories would be too ludicrous to be involving. ‐ Tolucan Times
Read More | Posted Dec 18, 2019
10/10 76% Richard Jewell (2019) Best movie so far this year with fine pace and scintillating performances by Hauser, Rockwell, Bates, Hamm, and especially Olivia Wilde as an extremely sexy reporter.‐ Tolucan Times
Read More | Posted Dec 14, 2019
8/10 72% The Aeronauts (2019) It's an entertaining film but virtually everything in it is pure fiction except the fact that a man named James Glashier did make a record-making balloon ascent.‐ Tolucan Times
Read More | Posted Dec 5, 2019
9/10 97% Knives Out (2019) A fresh Agatha Christie-type whodunnit highlighted by a sparkling performance by Daniel Craig. I truly hated to see it end. ‐ Tolucan Times
Read More | Posted Nov 27, 2019
7/10 96% A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood (2019) ...far too superficial. We never get to know who Mr. Rogers was and how he came to be what he was. What you saw on TV is what you get here, and that's not enough.‐ Tolucan Times
Read More | Posted Nov 22, 2019
8/10 97% The Kingmaker (2019) This is an enlightening, scary film of Imelda Marcos and today's Philippine nation. I don't know how much to believe, but it's a film I highly recommend; judge for yourself.‐ CWEB.com
Read More | Posted Nov 22, 2019
2/10 51% Charlie's Angels (2019) Banks has proved that a woman can make as idiotic an action movie as a man in this film that is devoid of tension, pace, drama, humor, intelligence, beauty, and reason.‐ The Larchmont Chronicle
Read More | Posted Nov 18, 2019
8/10 63% The Good Liar (2019) A good thriller with fine pace that methodically draws you in. Helen Mirren gives her usual award-quality performance, and so does Ian McKellan. ‐ The Larchmont Chronicle
Read More | Posted Nov 15, 2019
8/10 92% Ford v Ferrari (2019) This is a thoroughly enjoyable film with fine acting, directing, and good racing cinematography despite some arguably counterfactual scenes, like picturing Beebe as a heavy‐ Tolucan Times
Read More | Posted Nov 14, 2019
3/10 46% Last Christmas (2019) ...long and slow...Mostly it's writer Emma Thompson preaching with an accent from hell, and it's tedious, to say the least. ‐ Tolucan Times
Read More | Posted Nov 13, 2019
2/10 42% Midway (2019) ...as platitudinous and clichéd as the B war movies churned out during WWII...a disgrace...the men who won at Midway deserve a lot better.‐ Tolucan Times
Read More | Posted Nov 7, 2019
6/10 60% The Current War: Director's Cut (2019) ...at no time did I believe I was watching anything but a Hollywood movie; only Nicholas Hoult as Tesla rang true. On the plus side, it does explain what happened.‐ Tolucan Times
Read More | Posted Oct 24, 2019
7/10 68% Zombieland: Double Tap (2019) ...totally played for laughs...the film picks up from moderately entertaining to much better than average whenever Zooey Deutch is onscreen. Then the film soars.‐ Tolucan Times
Read More | Posted Oct 18, 2019
7/10 40% Maleficent: Mistress of Evil (2019) Highlighted by exquisite special effects and the deliciously evil performance of Pfeiffer, this fantasy seems dark and violent for young children but can delight adults‐ Tolucan Times
Read More | Posted Oct 15, 2019
7/10 26% Gemini Man (2019) The most effective 3D yet seen, with an eye-popping motorcycle chase. Although it tends to drag at the end, this film is an entertaining treat.‐ Tolucan Times
Read More | Posted Oct 10, 2019
1/10 86% Where's My Roy Cohn? (2019) So biased and clumsy it should be taught in film school as an epitome of artless advocacy.‐ Tolucan Times
Read More | Posted Sep 22, 2019
8/10 84% Downton Abbey (2019) Stands on its own even if you haven't watched the TV series. The acting is superb and the production values second to none.‐ tonymedley.com
Read More | Posted Sep 21, 2019
5/10 84% Ad Astra (2019) This is as absurd as the 50s TV show 'Tom Corbett Space Cadet,' stretching 'science fiction' to the laughing point... forget thinking, or forget this movie.‐ Tolucan Times
Read More | Posted Sep 20, 2019
9/10 85% Untouchable (2019) ...told mostly by (Weinstein's) alleged victims, and their stories are hair-raising...an emotional movie to sit through, but well worth the sit.‐ Tolucan Times
Read More | Posted Sep 16, 2019
7/10 94% Raise Hell: The Life & Times of Molly Ivins (2019) This film is full of pro, but there ain't a whiff of con. I give this a 7/10 because it is entertaining, in spite of its bias.‐ Tolucan Times
Read More | Posted Sep 13, 2019
3/10 87% Hustlers (2019) This tepid, watered down, sanitized chick flick of strip club ladies getting some kind of twisted revenge on the men they entertain misses the mark entirely.‐ Tolucan Times
Read More | Posted Sep 13, 2019
9/10 89% Linda Ronstadt: The Sound of My Voice (2019) ...full of music,...a treat to hear her sing parts of so many songs that she helped to make famous and to learn so much about her.‐ The Larchmont Chronicle
Read More | Posted Sep 11, 2019
5/10 42% Vita & Virginia (2019) Slow and tedious, they cast two beautiful actresses to play two of the least attractive women of the 1920s. So much for verisimilitude.‐ Tolucan Times
Read More | Posted Aug 30, 2019
9/10 83% Official Secrets (2019) It's chancy to believe history as told by motion pictures, but this film seems right on...one of the most entertaining and captivating films so far this year.‐ Tolucan Times
Read More | Posted Aug 29, 2019
9/10 61% Brian Banks (2019) It is gut-wrenching to watch the unfairness Banks endured and Hodge's performance is amazingly true to life. ..a film that will stay with you for a long time.‐ The Larchmont Chronicle
Read More | Posted Aug 21, 2019
5/10 84% Dora and the Lost City of Gold (2019) Containing every hackneyed scene in jungle movies from time immemorial, this should appeal to 10 year old girls. Adults might like the closing song and dance.‐ The Larchmont Chronicle
Read More | Posted Aug 16, 2019
4/10 49% Where'd You Go, Bernadette (2019) ...an uninvolving film about a self-absorbed woman, director Linklater showed in 'Me and Orson Welles' that he could make a good movie. This isn't it.‐ Tolucan Times
Read More | Posted Aug 16, 2019
3/10 43% The Art of Racing in the Rain (2019) This trend of emotionally manipulated films that has dogs thinking and reasoning like Aristotle is a great leap backwards and makes one yearn for Lassie and Rin Tin Tin.‐ Tolucan Times
Read More | Posted Aug 10, 2019
3/10 67% Fast & Furious Presents: Hobbs & Shaw (2019) ...a seemingly endless insult to entertainment ...‐ The Larchmont Chronicle
Read More | Posted Aug 10, 2019
3/10 24% The Kitchen (2019) Lowlighted by brutal violence and a silly, counterfactual plot, the filmmakers have no clue about what 'protection' by the Mob really was.‐ Tolucan Times
Read More | Posted Aug 9, 2019
9/10 97% Love, Antosha (2019) This is an revelatory, outstanding documentary...showing Anton was of unique talents and intellect, and was happy, dedicated, and free-spirited despite his deadly illness. ‐ Tolucan Times
Read More | Posted Aug 2, 2019
8/10 94% Mike Wallace Is Here (2019) Wallace learned how to be inscrutable when he's the interviewee, so reveals very little about himself, but it's still a treat to watch his old interviews.‐ The Larchmont Chronicle
Read More | Posted Jul 29, 2019
9/10 100% Honeyland (2019) This shows how some people actually live today, and it is astonishing. I had tears in my eyes when it ended.‐ Tolucan Times
Read More | Posted Jul 26, 2019