Baret News is not a Tomatometer-approved publication. Reviews from this publication only count toward the Tomatometer when written by the following Tomatometer-approved critic(s): Kam Williams, Prairie Miller
Sorry to Bother You (2018)
Clever and entertaining enough to recommend even to members of the 1%!
Posted Jul 1, 2018
Alt-Right: Age of Rage (2018)
A sobering expose' proving the President wrong when he suggests that there are both good and bad Nazis.
Posted Jun 4, 2018
A timely cautionary tale about Artificial Intelligence you don't want to miss!
Posted May 30, 2018
Carter & June (2018)
An overplotted mess that throws everything but the kitchen sink up on the screen.
Posted May 21, 2018
Riveting retrospective chronicles career of flamboyant fashionista!
Posted May 21, 2018
A fitting portrait of the People's Pope!
Posted May 14, 2018
Life of the Party (2018)
While Melissa McCarthy has been funnier in ensemble comedies, a la Bridesmaids and Ghostbusters, this female-centric variation on Back to School is worth the investment.
Posted May 10, 2018
Kudos to George Takei for this labor of love doubling as a very timely teachable moment about racial tolerance.
Posted May 4, 2018
Bad Samaritan (2018)
An old-fashioned cat-and-mouse thriller with a frightening villain certain to haunt you long after you've left the theater.
Posted May 3, 2018
A harrowing descent into depravity that makes The Florida Project look like Leave It to Beaver.
Posted Apr 27, 2018
It's hard to take any of Supercon's over-the-top silliness seriously, and the increasingly-bizarre hijinks are just funny enough to recommend for open-minded folks not easily offended by patently politically-incorrect fare.
Posted Apr 25, 2018
Is this merely an innocent, inspirational buddy flick or is it an Army recruiting tool targeting innocent tykes? Or both? Hard to tell.
Posted Apr 16, 2018
100 Years (2016)
Melinda Janko makes an impressive directorial debut with this very moving tribute to an intrepid, Native-American crusader who not only spoke truth to power but miraculously emerged victorious.
Posted Apr 14, 2018
Not only breathtaking stunts but perfect comedic timing from a beefy action star at the top of his game!
Posted Apr 11, 2018
A raw, super-realistic tale of revenge, set in a godforsaken kill zone not on this critic's bucket list.
Posted Apr 9, 2018
Don't let it be forgot, that once there was a crash which in one brief, shameful moment brought down the curtain on a dynasty known as Camelot.
Posted Apr 2, 2018
Ready Player One (2018)
A thrill-a-minute, virtual reality roller coaster ride riddled with allusions to pop culture and classic computer games.
Posted Mar 28, 2018
Midnight Sun (2018)
A sentimental soap opera guaranteed to make you weep in spite of yourself.
Posted Mar 23, 2018
Paul, Apostle of Christ (2018)
A faith-based, snuff flick with little appeal beyond the Bible-thumping demographic.
Posted Mar 22, 2018
Tomb Raider (2018)
Think 'The Da Vinci Code.' except with less talk and way more action.
Posted Mar 15, 2018
Love, Simon (2018)
If this heartwarming teen-oriented bildungsroman is any indication of how Hollywood plans to handle homosexuality in the future, the culture has truly turned a corner in terms of teaching tolerance of sexual preferences.
Posted Mar 12, 2018
A Wrinkle in Time (2018)
An overblown, intergalactic saga certain to tug on your heartstrings during unapologetically-sentimental breaks in the action .
Posted Mar 12, 2018
The Leisure Seeker (2018)
A touching travelogue with just enough heartfelt moments combined with comic relief to warrant this critic's stamp of approval.
Posted Mar 8, 2018
There's never a dull moment, though never a deep one either, for the duration of this hyperbolic homage to incessant overstimulation.
Posted Mar 8, 2018
An anxiety-inducing meditation on of the loss of a child.
Posted Mar 1, 2018
Black Panther (2018)
Posted Feb 21, 2018
An old school religious epic harking back to Cecil B. Demille, replete with mob scenes and breathtaking panoramas.
Posted Feb 15, 2018
The Final Year (2018)
An unremarkable 'fly on the wall,' or should I say, 'roach on the wall' documentary strictly for political junkies and Obama fans who might miss the man.
Posted Feb 12, 2018
Basmati Blues (2018)
A shaky, Bollywood-style musical worth a watch just to see Oscar-winner Brie Larson give it her all.
Posted Feb 10, 2018
The Shape of Water (2017)
Certainly sufficiently engaging and visually-captivating to recommend for open-minded fans of the supernatural.
Posted Feb 5, 2018
Call Me by Your Name (2018)
This seminal offering in the gay drama genre features remarkable performances by Michael Stuhlbarg, Armie Hammer and Timothee Chalamet, who also plays the love interest in Lady Bird.
Posted Jan 30, 2018
Where's Daddy? (2018)
A must-see expose' suggesting justice ain't blind, but rather inclined to dispense a color-coded brand of justice when it comes to child support.
Posted Jan 29, 2018
Molly's Game (2018)
Even for a former, world-class athlete, crime does not pay!
Posted Jan 23, 2018
Mama Africa (2018)
A fitting tribute to a rare talent who dedicated her life to the liberation of oppressed people all over the world.
Posted Jan 22, 2018
12 Strong (2018)
Reminiscent of such John Wayne classics as The Longest Day (1962) and Sands of Iwo Jima (1949), this unapologetically patriotic war flick is a crowd-pleaser most likely to resonate with the flag-waving 'God, mom and apple pie' demographic.
Posted Jan 17, 2018
I, Tonya (2018)
Not just a fake biopic, a totally fake biopic!
Posted Jan 16, 2018
The Post (2018)
While the movie is certainly worth seeing, it's nevertheless a disappointment, given the cast and crew's impressive pedigree.
Posted Jan 11, 2018
What Lies Upstream (2018)
A sobering expose' issuing a dire warning about the whole damn nation's being on the brink of ecological collapse!
Posted Jan 7, 2018
Darkest Hour (2017)
Gary Oldman might finally win the Oscar that has long eluded him for his sterling portrayal of the British Bulldog.
Posted Jan 4, 2018
Luckily, some cliches die hard!
Posted Dec 22, 2017
The Disaster Artist (2017)
Oxymoronic, Oscar-quality acting that's simultaneously godawful!
Posted Dec 20, 2017
Lady Bird (2017)
A fantastic, female-centric, instant classic reminiscent of both Juno (2007) and Bridesmaids (2011).
Posted Dec 8, 2017
Wonder Wheel (2017)
Posted Dec 3, 2017
Look for Frances McDormand to land another Oscar nomination for a superb performance where she convincingly conveys the profound distress of a grief-stricken mother desperate for answers.
Posted Nov 30, 2017
How did Nina Simone put it? 'Mississippi Goddam!'
Posted Nov 20, 2017
An amusing idea that runs out of steam not long after the premise is established.
Posted Nov 17, 2017
The Star (2017)
The Nativity revisited as a kiddie cartoon adventure guaranteed to enthrall tykes of any race, color or creed.
Posted Nov 16, 2017
No Greater Love (2017)
very patriot owes a debt of gratitude to 'Chappy' Roberts for such a searing, cinematic memoir illustrating the unfortunate paradox that the road back from war is often far longer than the one there.
Posted Nov 14, 2017
Roman J. Israel, Esq. (2017)