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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
4/4 62% The Front Runner (2018) This is a responsible, educated, sophisticated and often deeply witty film about politics and journalistic responsibility in the tradition of All the President's Men, The Post and The Ides of March.‐ Observer
Read More | Posted Nov 9, 2018
1/4 50% Postcards From London (2018) Aside from bad filmmaking, I don't know what any of this means.‐ Observer
Read More | Posted Nov 9, 2018
2/4 20% Here and Now (Blue Night) (2018) Here and Now is deliberately slow, hoping to provide viewers a chance to share the torturous mental anguish Vivienne is going through. The process only succeeds in boring us to death.‐ Observer
Read More | Posted Nov 9, 2018
1/4 64% Weightless (2018) The nicest thing that can be said about this demure little Canadian trifle is that it's a film that finally gives the gifted, self-assured and sadly underrated Alessandro Nivola a leading role.‐ Observer
Read More | Posted Nov 8, 2018
4/4 85% Boy Erased (2018) The no-fuss directness, no-frills honesty and deeply committed talent and conviction of 22-year-old Lucas Hedges infuses Boy Erased with a passion and decency it might lack without him.‐ Observer
Read More | Posted Nov 2, 2018
3/4 85% A Private War (2018) This is a movie worth seeing-a noble effort to polish the image of a superior journalist hell-bent on bringing the truth to the world.‐ Observer
Read More | Posted Nov 1, 2018
1/4 41% Don't Go (2018) Ennui sets in early in Don't Go, making you wish it would.‐ Observer
Read More | Posted Oct 27, 2018
3/4 38% Viper Club (2018) The film eschews a Hollywood happy ending in favor of bone-chilling reality, which makes Viper Club doubly relevant amid current headlines.‐ Observer
Read More | Posted Oct 27, 2018
2/4 79% Halloween (2018) What once seemed creepy now just seems campy. I'm sorry to report that in the 2018 Halloween, the howls sound more like giggles than screams.‐ Observer
Read More | Posted Oct 18, 2018
4/4 98% Can You Ever Forgive Me? (2018) [McCarthy] completely disappears into the character and personality of Lee Israel-age, stringy masculine hair, sardonic grimace, reading glasses and all-with a range I never dreamed possible.‐ Observer
Read More | Posted Oct 18, 2018
3/4 69% Beautiful Boy (2018) Heartbreaking, honest and profoundly truthful, even if flawed by a handful of unfortunate cliches.‐ Observer
Read More | Posted Oct 12, 2018
1/4 73% Bad Times at the El Royale (2018) Depraved, self-indulgent trash that is a narrative mess and, at nearly two-and-a-half hours in length, seems to go on forever.‐ Observer
Read More | Posted Oct 12, 2018
3/4 88% First Man (2018) What the movie does do is give you a hair-raising feeling of what it really felt like inside the space craft, where every hour was life-threatening and the outcome was always perilous.‐ Observer
Read More | Posted Oct 12, 2018
0/4 11% I Still See You (2018) Kids with little experience and no discernible talent keep turning out bombs with alarming frequency. Add a dreary, post-apocalyptic mishap called I Still See You to the list.‐ Observer
Read More | Posted Oct 12, 2018
2/4 50% Trouble (2018) Movies that have no reason to exist seem to be opening on a weekly basis. On its way to home video, Trouble, I'm sorry to say, is one of them.‐ Observer
Read More | Posted Oct 8, 2018
3/4 90% Studio 54 (2018) Juicy fodder for the "in" crowd that lived through it, as well as the outsiders who heard about it but couldn't get in.‐ Observer
Read More | Posted Oct 8, 2018
3.5/4 99% Roma (2018) I was hypnotized and drawn in by the skill and heart of everyone involved.‐ Observer
Read More | Posted Oct 5, 2018
3/4 90% A Star Is Born (2018) The high-voltage ghost of Judy Garland haunts every frame and illuminates every shadow in the film, and Lady Gaga seems to know it.‐ Observer
Read More | Posted Oct 5, 2018
1/4 89% All About Nina (2018) Despite a lively performance by Mary Elizabeth Winstead, Nina is a big bore with a small talent and a one-track mind.‐ Observer
Read More | Posted Sep 30, 2018
1/4 85% High Life (2018) Baffling, non-linear to the point of near-schizophrenia, and despite all of the computer technology, sadly resistant to any kind of production design you could call innovative.‐ Observer
Read More | Posted Sep 28, 2018
4/4 90% The Old Man & the Gun (2018) Warm and funny and mesmerizing in its understated perfection, The Old Man & the Gun is a splendid experience.‐ Observer
Read More | Posted Sep 27, 2018
3/4 81% Fahrenheit 11/9 (2018) It might not be Michael Moore's most cogent film, but Fahrenheit 11/9 is the inspired work of a true American purist, a cautionary warning about how to end a dictatorship and return America to the dream of patriotism.‐ Observer
Read More | Posted Sep 24, 2018
4/4 100% Tea With the Dames (Nothing Like a Dame) (2018) Call it a gabfest. Label it a talkathon. But Tea with the Dames, directed by Roger Michell, is so much more.‐ Observer
Read More | Posted Sep 24, 2018
4/4 86% Colette (2018) Don't just absorb it. Let it absorb you, like absinthe.‐ Observer
Read More | Posted Sep 21, 2018
2/4 85% The Sisters Brothers (2018) Of course it tries to be fresh and different, functioning more as a black-comedy character study than an action thriller. Mostly it's a misguided mess.‐ Observer
Read More | Posted Sep 20, 2018
0/4 58% White Boy Rick (2018) I can think of no reason any bright, witty or halfway sophisticated movie lover-or otherwise normal person-would want to spend 10 minutes with any of the criminal degenerates in this worthless load of crap.‐ Observer
Read More | Posted Sep 18, 2018
3/4 70% The Children Act (2018) Equally comfortable on both stage and screen, Emma Thompson brings an added value to the mix that literally saves the film and keeps the viewer awake.‐ Observer
Read More | Posted Sep 14, 2018
3.5/4 46% Where Hands Touch (2018) Where Hands Touch is a coming of age story, a saga of war, and a heart-rending love story about a forbidden romance that defied the odds against survival in a living hell.‐ Observer
Read More | Posted Sep 14, 2018
3/4 84% The Wife (2018) Although it's a resonant narrative without much excitement, the film provides Glenn Close with the kind of rich and meaty role she deserves.‐ Observer
Read More | Posted Aug 15, 2018
2/4 44% Hot Summer Nights (2018) There's plenty to look at, but nothing really works here.‐ Observer
Read More | Posted Jul 27, 2018
3/4 82% Puzzle (2018) Puzzle touched me profoundly.‐ Observer
Read More | Posted Jul 27, 2018
3/4 97% Mission: Impossible - Fallout (2018) Mission : Impossible-Fallout knocks itself out to keep you awake and entertained. The result is a film that won't make a dent in cinema history but, with an ebullient gusto, it is impossible to resist.‐ Observer
Read More | Posted Jul 26, 2018
0/4 81% Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again (2018) Call this embarrassing dog's dinner Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again or just call 911. Either way, it is nearly two hours of relentless, plotless, artless junk.‐ Observer
Read More | Posted Jul 19, 2018
3/4 83% Path of Blood (2018) Regardless of your politics, this is a film that cannot fail to move your sense of humanity. It is hair-raising.‐ Observer
Read More | Posted Jul 13, 2018
2/4 39% Gauguin: Voyage to Tahiti (2018) The film has beautiful cinematography and occasional peaks of high drama, but lacks the kind of significant tempo necessary to sustain enough interest for nearly two hours to keep a viewer focused.‐ Observer
Read More | Posted Jul 13, 2018
1/4 14% Siberia (2018) Formless and meandering, Siberia is a film without much purpose or promise.‐ Observer
Read More | Posted Jul 13, 2018
1/4 52% Boundaries (2018) Farmiga is too imaginative and keen for the material, and watching the elegant Plummer prattle away about his adult diapers grows wincingly weary too fast for comfort.‐ Observer
Read More | Posted Jun 25, 2018
3/4 33% The Catcher Was A Spy (2018) The result is a juicy true story told blandly, but The Catcher Was a Spy is still a movie worth seeing.‐ Observer
Read More | Posted Jun 25, 2018
2/4 48% Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom (2018) As brainless summer-escapism movies go, this one can't go fast enough.‐ Observer
Read More | Posted Jun 22, 2018
3/4 44% The Yellow Birds (2018) As "war is hell" movies go, this one is better than usual.‐ Observer
Read More | Posted Jun 15, 2018
1/4 89% Hereditary (2018) As alleged horror films go, this one is about as scary as the Bowery Boys in Spooks Run Wild.‐ Observer
Read More | Posted Jun 11, 2018
3/4 68% Ocean's 8 (2018) Like Ocean's Thirteen, the last and least successful Clooney-Pitt frolic 10 years ago, this one is comprised of pretty much the same plot and the same gimmicks, but the big difference is the perpetrators are easier on the eye.‐ Observer
Read More | Posted Jun 11, 2018
4/4 71% Adrift (2018) Every element is so perfect that it left me shaking and devastated.‐ Observer
Read More | Posted Jun 7, 2018
0/4 57% Hotel Artemis (2018) Moronic drivel that truly qualifies as the worst movie of the year, it sinks amateurish moviemaking aimed at audiences with no taste to an alarming new low.‐ Observer
Read More | Posted Jun 7, 2018
3/4 88% American Animals (2018) American Animals is one fact-based heist frolic with a youthful slant that works in spite of itself.‐ Observer
Read More | Posted Jun 1, 2018
2/4 79% Breath (2018) I found Breath too long to sit through without dozing, which may be a good thing since it is a film with an inestimably slow tempo, offering numerous opportunities for naps.‐ Observer
Read More | Posted May 31, 2018
2.5/4 40% Mary Shelley (2018) Respectable, but dull and tedious.‐ Observer
Read More | Posted May 25, 2018
2/4 84% Sollers Point (2018) The screenplay is naturalistic and the lead actor holds attention, but the film is too long and inconsequential to make much of a lasting impact as Keith meanders through his daily routines.‐ Observer
Read More | Posted May 25, 2018
1/4 0% Dark Crimes (2018) The screenplay teeters between depraved and confusing ("Truth is what you make it. Reality is perception.") Say what?‐ Observer
Read More | Posted May 18, 2018
3/4 68% On Chesil Beach (2018) You watch the movie like you read a book, which leads to eventual tedium. You can't put a bookmark in a movie, come back later, and pick up where you left off.‐ Observer
Read More | Posted May 18, 2018