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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
5/5 97% Kurt Cobain: Montage Of Heck (2015) A poignant, profound, unflinching and heartrending portrait that scratches away our own mythologizing of an icon.‐ AllMovie
Read More | Posted Dec 3, 2015
4.5/5 59% Southpaw (2015) With this role, Gyllenhaal proves he's now entered that rare class of actors . . . who are such chameleons that they seem able to transform into any character.‐ AllMovie
Read More | Posted Dec 3, 2015
4.5/5 71% Jurassic World (2015) [Director Trevorrow's] vision for Jurassic World is enchanting, gratifying, and sure-handed in a way that's uncannily like Spielberg's early period.‐ AllMovie
Read More | Posted Dec 3, 2015
4.5/5 32% Chappie (2015) A bildungsroman for the transhuman age.‐ AllMovie
Read More | Posted Dec 2, 2015
4.5/5 63% Spectre (2015) Spectre dances in the gate like an antsy thoroughbred from its very first frames, as if it just can't wait to be a James Bond film.‐ AllMovie
Read More | Posted Dec 3, 2015
4.5/5 43% In the Heart of the Sea (2015) Director Ron Howard has created a maritime redux of his other explorers' epic, Apollo 13; both of the films are about men at the mercy of technologies that help them traverse dangerous places.‐ AllMovie
Read More | Posted Dec 14, 2015
4.5/5 86% A Monster Calls (2017) . . . equal parts The Iron Giant and Pan's Labyrinth . . .‐ AllMovie
Read More | Posted Jan 9, 2017
4.5/5 94% Carol (2015) There's no way Joan Crawford or Barbara Stanwyck would ever have been allowed to touch this material during the golden age of women's pictures, but their loss is Blanchett and Mara's gain.‐ AllMovie
Read More | Posted Dec 2, 2015
4.5/5 92% The End Of The Tour (2015) That rat-a-tat repartee between the two men is what constitutes the meat of The End of the Tour, and it's a tour de force . . . for Eisenberg [and] Segel, who is a revelation.‐ AllMovie
Read More | Posted Dec 4, 2015
4.5/5 81% Mistress America (2015) Even though this film attempts to be a neo-screwball comedy, with Gerwig's Carole Lombard-like presence giving it lift, it's still Baumbach Lite: same rancid aftertaste, but now with half the calories.‐ AllMovie
Read More | Posted Dec 3, 2015
4.5/5 86% Steve Jobs (2015) Luckily, even the miscasting of Fassbender can't upstage Steve Jobs' main attraction: Aaron Sorkin's witty, nimble, and shrewd dialogue. ‐ AllMovie
Read More | Posted Dec 4, 2015
4.5/5 74% Trumbo (2015) This well-crafted movie [is] as sprightly, clever, insightful, and absorbing as those Trumbo wrote himself.‐ AllMovie
Read More | Posted Dec 3, 2015
4.5/5 93% Toni Erdmann (2016) .... a Teutonic Ferris Büeller...‐ AllMovie
Read More | Posted Jan 27, 2017
4.5/5 93% The Red Turtle (La tortue rouge) (2017) ... a work of poignant and exquisitely understated storytelling.‐ AllMovie
Read More | Posted Feb 7, 2017
4.5/5 88% 20th Century Women (2017) There is not a single misstep in this poignant, true, and ingenious character drama, an extraordinary film that is one of 2016's best.‐ AllMovie
Read More | Posted Jan 9, 2017
4/5 85% Hail, Caesar! (2016) It's a strange puzzle box of a movie, as impenetrable in its own way as Mulholland Drive, and its slippery, shape-shifting nature defies all of the usual critical assessments, except one: It's worth seeing.‐ AllMovie
Read More | Posted Feb 4, 2016
4/5 11% Point Break (2015) While the movie's plot holes are massive . . . Point Break is still a reasonably taut thriller full of visceral delights.‐ AllMovie
Read More | Posted Jan 4, 2016
4/5 18% Assassin's Creed (2016) This is how a geek movie should be done.‐ AllMovie
Read More | Posted Dec 21, 2016
4/5 76% Avengers: Age of Ultron (2015) Everything a popcorn movie should be, with a little Renaissance grandeur on the side.‐ AllMovie
Read More | Posted Dec 2, 2015
4/5 55% Minions (2015) Some gags might be saucy, in a European sort of way, but they're never crass.‐ AllMovie
Read More | Posted Dec 3, 2015
4/5 87% The Peanuts Movie (2015) The end result is . . . true to the flavor of Schulz's original vision.‐ AllMovie
Read More | Posted Dec 3, 2015
4/5 99% Shaun the Sheep Movie (2015) This endearing piece of animated handicraft is the rare movie that's legitimately 'fun for the whole family.'‐ AllMovie
Read More | Posted Dec 3, 2015
4/5 98% Zootopia (2016) Even though Zootopia remains whimsical family entertainment and never turns into a polemic, at its core it has more in common with Animal Farm . . . than it does with other classic anthropomorphized Disney fare . . .‐ AllMovie
Read More | Posted Mar 4, 2016
4/5 84% Trainwreck (2015) Audiences anticipating a feature-length extension of Schumer's standup routines, which are largely the kiss-and-tell confessions of a shameless party girl, will be pleasantly surprised by this movie's humanity. ‐ AllMovie
Read More | Posted Dec 3, 2015
4/5 43% American Ultra (2015) American Ultra might not be your (dime) bag, but in a summer full of remakes and superheroes, at least it's got the chutzpah to attempt something new.‐ AllMovie
Read More | Posted Dec 2, 2015
4/5 85% Deadpool (2016) A too-cool thrill ride filled with all of the saturated fats of shameless '80s trash . . . as satisfying as a bacon double cheeseburger with a side of crack. ‐ AllMovie
Read More | Posted Feb 11, 2016
4/5 28% Burnt (2015) . . . This story of how a troubled exile achieves healing through a creative partnership with a woman equally devoted to their shared craft is familiar ground . . . Burnt could be re-titled Silver Linings Cookbook.‐ AllMovie
Read More | Posted Dec 2, 2015
4/5 27% Captive (2015) How does an actor depict something as ineffable and internal as undergoing a spiritual awakening? Mara does it with only the darting of her eyes and the slowing of her breath, and it's an extraordinary moment that should be remembered come Oscar time.‐ AllMovie
Read More | Posted Dec 2, 2015
4/5 82% Labyrinth Of Lies (2015) A precision-tuned thriller full of small, deft touches and beautifully gemütlich cinematography.‐ AllMovie
Read More | Posted Dec 3, 2015
4/5 63% Middle School: The Worst Years of My Life (2016) . . . a nectarous confection of anarchic wish fulfillment clothed in the trickster skin of an afterschool special.‐ AllMovie
Read More | Posted Oct 10, 2016
4/5 96% Manchester by the Sea (2016) . . . a rare melodrama set in the world of men.‐ AllMovie
Read More | Posted Nov 18, 2016
4/5 87% Florence Foster Jenkins (2016) " . . . the triumph of director Stephen Frears' portrait of the performer, who sadly hit the wall of her own talent long before her passion ran dry, is that it never chooses . . . one pat answer to sum up the ultimate meaning of her career."‐ AllMovie
Read More | Posted Aug 16, 2016
4/5 95% The Love Witch (2016) . . . unabashedly satisf[ies] female cravings for self-validity, glamour, and, yes, love. ‐ AllMovie
Read More | Posted Dec 8, 2016
3.5/5 93% Star Wars: Episode VII - The Force Awakens (2015) As a stand-alone movie, it's enjoyable but not extraordinary. As a continuation of a franchise, it needs a "Warning: Under Construction" sign.‐ AllMovie
Read More | Posted Dec 18, 2015
3.5/5 27% Child 44 (2015) It's rare that a movie more than two hours long is criticized for being too short, but there's just so much crammed in, and the speedy clip of events doesn't permit the audience to gain a deep empathy for anyone involved. ‐ AllMovie
Read More | Posted Dec 2, 2015
3.5/5 74% Welcome to Me (2015) This outrageous conceit would never work without Kristen Wiig and her correct instincts regarding such a unique character. ‐ AllMovie
Read More | Posted Dec 3, 2015
3.5/5 31% Monster Trucks (2017) "If all of this sounds as stupid as Snakes on a Plane, then the joke's on you, because Monster Trucks is actually great fun . . ."‐ AllMovie
Read More | Posted Jan 11, 2017
3.5/5 97% Brooklyn (2015) Brooklyn passes in front of the eyes, yanks hard on the heartstrings, sings a few lines of 'Danny Boy,' and then falls out of the mind an hour later.‐ AllMovie
Read More | Posted Dec 2, 2015
3.5/5 62% Race (2016) Despite its shortcomings, Race is still a rich, engaging, and ambitious sports biopic that does right by its true story.‐ AllMovie
Read More | Posted Feb 18, 2016
3.5/5 65% Magic Mike XXL (2015) Scenes where it shows off its indie cred serve as an acerbic palate cleanser between the shamelessly lush dance numbers in which the men slither around, as boneless as a Chicken McNugget.‐ AllMovie
Read More | Posted Dec 2, 2015
3.5/5 38% Max (2015) There are life-and-death moments for both people and animals. But there are also moments of great vividity, of tearing through the woods with a dog at your side and choosing difficult honor over expedient disgrace.‐ AllMovie
Read More | Posted Dec 4, 2015
3.5/5 53% The Boss Baby (2017) The smug, petulant, manipulative, entitled, and easily enraged boss-from-hell Baby is the best part of this movie.‐ AllMovie
Read More | Posted Mar 30, 2017
3.5/5 69% Sunset Edge (2015) This resolutely lo-fi and hauntingly lovely movie . . . ventures instead into the hypnagogic minimalist territory of other beautiful head-scratchers like Last Year at Marienbad or Picnic at Hanging Rock.‐ AllMovie
Read More | Posted Dec 3, 2015
3.5/5 18% The Perfect Guy (2015) The Perfect Guy might be high melodrama . . . yet despite its faults, it dresses nicely, wears good cologne, and has excellent table manners.‐ AllMovie
Read More | Posted Dec 3, 2015
3.5/5 57% Woman in Gold (2015) Woman in Gold has a populist purity of heart that's disappeared from American motion pictures since, well, Hollywood's golden age.‐ AllMovie
Read More | Posted Dec 3, 2015
3.5/5 74% Wiener-Dog (2016) This movie is a tone poem on Solondz's usual topics: the plastic banality of American life; the casual cruelty of average, well-meaning people, [and] the crushing of innocence and joy.‐ AllMovie
Read More | Posted Jun 30, 2016
3.5/5 94% Our Little Sister (Umimachi Diary) (2016) There are no great thunderbolts of emotion as in Koreeda's other work, but fans of the director's more heartrending movies may appreciate this buoyant palate cleanser.‐ AllMovie
Read More | Posted Jul 8, 2016
3.5/5 47% Wilson (2017) Wilson is a bitter, infuriating, and utterly unsympathetic character in Daniel Clowes' original graphic novel, but at some point [screenwriter Clowes] found a way to turn Wilson's vinegar back into wine.‐ AllMovie
Read More | Posted Mar 30, 2017
3.5/5 45% Hands of Stone (2016) Writer/director Jonathan Jakubowicz threads a second, personal battle beneath Durán's flurry of punches . . This personal touch raises the lively athletic melodrama out of maudlin telenovela territory.‐ AllMovie
Read More | Posted Sep 26, 2016
3/5 17% Pixels (2015) There was room to surround the undeniably beautiful video-game scenes with moments of nostalgic wit, but Pixels is, unfortunately, mostly a long, dreary slog.‐ AllMovie
Read More | Posted Dec 3, 2015