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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
B 40% Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald (2018) It's commendable entertainment, except I'm not sure how fans will take to the realization that Grindelwald is a bridge in the franchise. If the idea of five more sequels is appealing to you, hunker down for the long haul. ‐ The Only Critic
Read More | Posted Nov 15, 2018
B- 93% Wildlife (2018) Paul Dano's directorial debut paints an emotionally distant picture‐ The Only Critic
Read More | Posted Nov 14, 2018
B- 79% Instant Family (2018) Mark Whalberg and Rose Byrne, being the talented actors they are, at least keep you laughing and invested through the jagged storytelling. ‐ The Only Critic
Read More | Posted Nov 14, 2018
B 83% Green Book (2018) Strong performances from both Ali and Mortensen make this formulaic ride hard to resist. ‐ The Only Critic
Read More | Posted Nov 13, 2018
B- 91% The Ballad of Buster Scruggs (2018) So the results are mixed in that Buster Scruggs is considered a feature film, and thus the anthology episodes should be taken individually rather than cohesively.‐ The Only Critic
Read More | Posted Nov 11, 2018
B 80% Overlord (2018) Overlord is like Inglorious Bastards meets Saving Private Ryan meets Resident Evil and comes exactly as advertised. ‐ The Only Critic
Read More | Posted Nov 9, 2018
C 57% The Grinch (2018) A franticly paced diversion that should produce massive chuckles from your kiddos. Further proving that the wholesomeness of Dr. Seuss remains timeless. ‐ The Only Critic
Read More | Posted Nov 9, 2018
D+ 32% The Nutcracker and the Four Realms (2018) Realms feels like the mouse house just took bits from Alice In Wonderland, A Wrinkle in Time, and The Chronicles of Narnia and recycled them into a straight to DVD release that accidentally made it to theaters. ‐ The Only Critic
Read More | Posted Oct 31, 2018
A- 99% The Guilty (Den skyldige) (2018) The Guilty takes the audience on a stunner of a journey, a circus act that manages to balance not only the events on screen, but your own psychological state as a whole.‐ The Only Critic
Read More | Posted Oct 29, 2018
D- 37% Hunter Killer (2018) Save yourself some time and steer clear from this illogical excuse of mainstream cinema. ‐ The Only Critic
Read More | Posted Oct 26, 2018
C 62% Bohemian Rhapsody (2018) Bohemian Rhapsody desperately wants the accolade of being a greatest hits album, and ends up playing more like a one hit wonder. ‐ The Only Critic
Read More | Posted Oct 25, 2018
B+ 79% Halloween (2018) Michael Myers is scary again folks, and it feels so invigorating to stake such a claim. The filmmakers layer the perfect balance of tension, humor, and slashings to respectively turn in a nostalgic throwback to the John Carpenter glory days. ‐ The Only Critic
Read More | Posted Oct 17, 2018
B+ 96% The Hate U Give (2018) The Hate U Give doesn't condescend the audience (or its characters), rather offering a sparring glimpse that, by telling these stories, we can glide through our racially divided country with the goal of bringing some of us together. ‐ The Only Critic
Read More | Posted Oct 17, 2018
B+ 90% The Old Man & the Gun (2018) If this happens to be Robert Redford's cheery ride into the sunset, he does so with style. ‐ The Only Critic
Read More | Posted Oct 14, 2018
A 88% First Man (2018) Once Chazelle throws us into orbit, First Man plays the moon landing so matter of factly, that it makes films like Apollo 13 look childish. ‐ The Only Critic
Read More | Posted Oct 10, 2018
C+ 73% Bad Times at the El Royale (2018) El Royale gets a slight pass because of the edgy content and I'll always be game for Hamm sporting a thick Southern drawl, and Jeff Bridges playing a stone-cold preacher with an interesting past, but it's Chris Hemsworth who steals the show.‐ The Only Critic
Read More | Posted Oct 10, 2018
B 90% A Star Is Born (2018) The obvious question to ask is 'Why go and see A Star Is Born for the fourth time?' Because, essentially, this film steers the same narrative path from previous installments (almost too closely). The answer is easy: her name is Lady Gaga. ‐ The Only Critic
Read More | Posted Oct 10, 2018
D 29% Night School (2018) Even Hart is better than this. But neither he nor Haddish have the ability to save what's in front of them. While I give them credit for trying their hardest, it's still not enough to pass the test. ‐ The Only Critic
Read More | Posted Oct 10, 2018
C 66% The House with a Clock in Its Walls (2018) The Jack Black fantasy has some magic lurking underneath, but has no tick. ‐ The Only Critic
Read More | Posted Oct 10, 2018
B- 85% A Simple Favor (2018) You'd think A Simple Favor - attempting to be the snazzy and sophisticated thriller it thinks it is - wouldn't hurl so many red herrings at the audience.‐ The Only Critic
Read More | Posted Oct 10, 2018
D+ 13% Life Itself (2018) This movie is so awful, I almost want to cancel my Amazon subscription out of principle ‐ The Only Critic
Read More | Posted Oct 10, 2018
B 33% The Predator (2018) When Black employs a tactic and sticks with his brains - like an evolving predator - he can't be stopped.‐ The Only Critic
Read More | Posted Oct 10, 2018
C- 27% The Nun (2018) This lackluster horror flick won't convert any new prophets ‐ The Only Critic
Read More | Posted Oct 10, 2018
D+ 10% Peppermint (2018) Peppermint leaves you with a bitter aftertaste ‐ The Only Critic
Read More | Posted Oct 10, 2018
B 82% Juliet, Naked (2018) A wholesome and screwball comedy‐ The Only Critic
Read More | Posted Oct 10, 2018
C+ 59% Operation Finale (2018) Solid performances prevent World War II drama Operation Finale from being total bust‐ The Only Critic
Read More | Posted Oct 10, 2018
B+ 76% Never Goin' Back (2018) Never Goin' Back, on the surface, has the appearance of another low-ball stoner comedy, but ends up being a sweetly natured buddy flick, that would do the likes of Cheech and Chong very proud ‐ The Only Critic
Read More | Posted Oct 10, 2018
B+ 93% Searching (2018) Despite the story being less inspired than you'd want or the tricks not being as clever as the filmmakers would anticipate - the concept is a bold one, told effectively and pieced together with precision.‐ The Only Critic
Read More | Posted Oct 10, 2018
C+ 23% The Happytime Murders (2018) There's plenty to laugh at and indulge in The Happytime Murders and I think the voice-work by Barretta is a sensational highlight. Proving there's a solid comedy lurking beneath a script that struggles to find beats and moments when necessary.‐ The Only Critic
Read More | Posted Oct 10, 2018
A- 92% Crazy Rich Asians (2018) The best studio romantic comedy of the year‐ The Only Critic
Read More | Posted Oct 10, 2018
B- 23% Mile 22 (2018) Brings the action fast and loose. And not much else.‐ The Only Critic
Read More | Posted Oct 10, 2018
C- 81% Alpha (2018) Gets lost in the stone age.‐ The Only Critic
Read More | Posted Oct 10, 2018
C 45% The Meg (2018) I don't come to a film like The Meg for the script, but I'll stay for some hard R rated dismemberment. Sadly, that's never welcomed here as the film has been clearly amped up for a robust foreign box-office run, and to attract a family audience. ‐ The Only Critic
Read More | Posted Oct 10, 2018
C- 8% Slender Man (2018) This character should've stayed on the internet.‐ The Only Critic
Read More | Posted Oct 10, 2018
D- 17% The Darkest Minds (2018) The term 'Based on the best selling novel' is starting to become a plague that we can't outrun. ‐ The Only Critic
Read More | Posted Oct 10, 2018
C 71% Christopher Robin (2018) Could use some color and imagination ‐ The Only Critic
Read More | Posted Oct 10, 2018
C 49% The Spy Who Dumped Me (2018) The Spy Who Dumped Me has ambition. Yet when surrounded by a cardboard plot, flimsy characteristics and ill-timed jokes regarding Edward Snowden, even a talented cast lacks the motive to save the vibe. ‐ The Only Critic
Read More | Posted Oct 10, 2018
B+ 95% BlacKkKlansman (2018) BlacKkKlansman is Spike Lee's most ambitious film in years; throwing as many logs on the fire of racial stereotyping as he can, while milking solid performances from John David Washington, Adam Driver, and - of all people - Topher Grace.‐ The Only Critic
Read More | Posted Oct 10, 2018
A- 83% Relaxer (2018) Relaxer is a bizarre, yet special film, which only cements Potrykus as one of cinemas finest young filmmakers working today. ‐ The Only Critic
Read More | Posted Oct 10, 2018
A 97% Mission: Impossible - Fallout (2018) Without question the best blockbuster of the year. Mission accomplished! ‐ The Only Critic
Read More | Posted Oct 10, 2018
B 81% Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again (2018) A fun and gleefully silly musical that grows on you‐ The Only Critic
Read More | Posted Oct 10, 2018
C 51% Equalizer 2 (2018) Sure, praise is granted for some well choreographed slayings, but considering the cost of a movie ticket today, you're better off staying home and waiting for this one on basic cable.‐ The Only Critic
Read More | Posted Oct 10, 2018
B 93% Blindspotting (2018) Tackles serious issues with style, but feels uneven. ‐ The Only Critic
Read More | Posted Oct 10, 2018
C- 46% Skyscraper (2018) Another dumb and bloated summer misfire‐ The Only Critic
Read More | Posted Oct 10, 2018
A- 44% Hot Summer Nights (2018) In the end, Hot Summer Nights leaves the viewer with an an intoxicating aftertaste and a glow of enthusiasm long after the credits roll. ‐ The Only Critic
Read More | Posted Oct 10, 2018
B 88% Ant-Man and the Wasp (2018) Provides a good dose of refreshing fun‐ The Only Critic
Read More | Posted Oct 10, 2018
D 53% The First Purge (2018) Mindless and leaves you with more questions than answers‐ The Only Critic
Read More | Posted Oct 10, 2018
B 63% Sicario: Day of the Soldado (2018) Day of the Soldado doesn't match the attitude of its predecessor. But it has a stacked cast, gripping layout, and enough raw action to merit a second look down the rabbit hole.‐ The Only Critic
Read More | Posted Oct 10, 2018
B 63% Uncle Drew (2018) I suppose if you have a cast that's game for anything, and a script that makes people laugh - anything is possible.‐ The Only Critic
Read More | Posted Oct 10, 2018
D+ 48% Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom (2018) These dinos need to go extinct‐ The Only Critic
Read More | Posted Oct 10, 2018