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T-Meter Title | Year Review
2/5 37% Glass (2019) With a movie jumping from character to character so often, it just didn't have flow or pacing or tone. - Perri Nemiroff EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 8, 2019
4.5/5 98% Free Solo (2018) I just got so swept up in it all. I love hearing what others are so passionate about. Completely taken by Alex's story. - Perri Nemiroff EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 8, 2019
B+ 90% The Hole in the Ground (2019) A simple, sinister film that really digs its claws in, not because of ultra-violent set pieces but rather because the connection between mother and son is so strong. An excellent feature debut for Lee Cronin. - Collider EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 8, 2019
B 74% Untouchable (2019) The film is most effective when the combined forces of those interviewed firmly establishes the systemic problem of abuse of power. It highlights the importance of speaking up but also offers an understanding of why some might be apprehensive to do so. - Collider EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 8, 2019
A- 92% Little Monsters (2019) A delightfully crude, wild ride with a standout performance that continues to prove Lupita Nyong'o can do no wrong, and also serves as a nice reminder of the importance of a great teacher. - Collider EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 8, 2019
B+ 86% The Nightingale (2019) It's tough to say it's worth the wait for Babadook fans because it's so different but that makes it more remarkable. It's a sign Kent will tell the story she wants her way with great skill and precision despite possible pressure to offer more of the same. - Collider EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 8, 2019
A- 79% The Lodge (2019) With the chilly setting, how the camera moves through the home, and how inner demons threaten to consume a family, it's reminiscent of The Shining. It's a relentless, mind-bending nightmare in which the threat of demons from one's past are always lurking. - Collider EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 8, 2019
C+ 55% Wounds (2019) The entertainment value is there and Wounds most certainly had my attention most of the way through, but the swing and miss ending makes it tough to recommend. - Collider EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 8, 2019
A- 89% Animals (2019) A highly effective and satisfying journey of self-discovery not because it offers up easy answers or even a perfect happy ending, but rather because it so thoroughly taps into the chaos of reality. - Collider EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 8, 2019
B+ 100% The Mustang (2019) Between De Clermont-Tonnerre's deft touch and the unforgettable lead performance from Schoenaerts, 'The Mustang' delivers one narrative surprise after the next, not with dramatic twists and turns, but with simple human growth and understanding. - Collider EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 8, 2019
3.5/5 47% Escape Room (2019) A series of suspenseful and creative set pieces that offer a Final Destination-like thrill, and tease some serious franchise potential. - Perri Nemiroff EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 3, 2019
B- 63% Mary Queen of Scots (2018) Far from a home run with some major snags including pacing and emotional detachment at the beginning of the movie, but the film still manages to resonate as a story about a woman of great power fighting to lead amongst men. - Collider EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 15, 2018
B 73% On the Basis of Sex (2019) A limited, often idealistic window into Ruth Bader Ginsburg's life but it's one that conveys the significance of singular victories and the cumulative effect that leads to longterm change, and Felicity Jones aces every step of that journey as Ginsburg. - Collider EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 10, 2018
A 61% Bohemian Rhapsody (2018) No matter your age, race, sexual orientation, you name it, when you're singing along with more than 70,000 people, you're all on the same level sharing the same passion, and celebrating music and life that way for a moment in this movie felt special. - Collider EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 26, 2018
9/10 94% The Favourite (2018) A highly entertaining, intoxicating and nasty escapade that reveals the miserable emptiness of unearned, false power and love. - Collider EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 24, 2018
C+ 29% Venom (2018) Venom almost gets away with its nonsensical plot in the end thanks to that Eddie and Venom bromance, but then you're reminded of the major missed opportunity here. - Collider EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 2, 2018
7/10 39% Hell Fest (2018) If you've got a friend who isn't into horror movies, this isn't the one that'll change his or her mind, but for someone who's undeniably drawn to the campy slasher sub-genre, this fairly straightforward thrill ride is a good time. - Perri Nemiroff EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 28, 2018
2.5/5 67% The House with a Clock in Its Walls (2018) Jack Black and Cate Blanchett are a delightful duo, but a sense of wonder never takes hold here. It's a movie about magic that's disappointingly dull. - Perri Nemiroff EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 18, 2018
B- 72% Destroyer (2018) Kusama's eye and a fantastic performance from Kidman powers this relentless, grimy mystery - almost all the through some pacing and plot issues. - Collider Video EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 14, 2018
B 88% What They Had (2018) It's your quintessential big screen dysfunctional family that teeters on cliche every now and then, but with an ensemble this strong, it's too easy to fall into step with them. - Collider EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 14, 2018
B- 54% The Wind (2019) The Wind may be a quick, immersive thrill that stops short of making a lasting impression but hopefully it'll have a lasting effect by putting Gerard, Telles and Tammi more firmly on the map. - Collider EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 14, 2018
B 94% If Beale Street Could Talk (2019) A film brimming with passion and love yet so devastating. No doubt you'll be hearing KiKi Layne and Stephen James' names more now. - Collider Video EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 11, 2018
B+ 87% Colette (2018) A wildly entertaining romp with heart that features Keira Knightley relishing in every ounce of Colette's passion, sauciness and ultimately, her confidence. - Collider EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 11, 2018
A- 77% Mid90s (2018) A great feature directorial debut for Jonah Hill. The movie rocks an all-consuming slice of life vibe. An extremely charming, raw coming of age story with a strong tinge of sadness. - Collider Video EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 11, 2018
B+ 82% Freaks (2018) Young Lexy Kolker delivers unforgettable work, and the level of detail and emotion Lipovsky and Stein achieve suggests this isn't a pair to merely lean on a clever concept. They strive to make it mean something and in the case of Freaks they've succeeded. - Collider EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 9, 2018
9/10 79% Halloween (2018) We finally have a new Halloween movie that moves the franchise forward and respects its legacy. - Collider EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 9, 2018
6/10 26% The Nun (2018) It successfully gives you the feeling that you're being ushered through an especially well designed haunted house - but by forgettable characters. - Perri Nemiroff EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 7, 2018
5.5/10 32% The Predator (2018) There are sparks of Shane Black's humor and style lining up with the brutality and bite of the 1987 original, but they are few and far between because the end product feels misguided, and like it's been sliced and diced to the point of semi-incoherence. - Collider EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 7, 2018
8/10 92% Searching (2018) A smart, riveting and powerful thriller that suggests the screen life format can add a lot to traditional cinematic storytelling. - Perri Nemiroff EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 28, 2018
1/5 23% The Happytime Murders (2018) It's off-putting, tone deaf, and has zero clever concepts or jokes beyond the trailer. A colossal disappointment and missed opportunity. - Perri Nemiroff EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 22, 2018
7/10 46% The Meg (2018) The Meg ticks the necessary wild summertime thrill boxes and also throws in the added bonus of incorporating just enough of a dark, forbidding and serious vibe to up the intensity and make the experience a truly immersive ride. - Perri Nemiroff EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 8, 2018
6/10 49% The Spy Who Dumped Me (2018) When it works, it's buzzing with laughs, energy and suspense, but what could have been a great, swift 90-minute zany thrill, winds up becoming a bloated two-hour experience that eventually loses some steam. - Perri Nemiroff EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 6, 2018
2.5/5 73% Christopher Robin (2018) The computer animation is phenomenal and there are certain moments when it is very evident that this idea had potential but ultimately the lack of depth, the dreariness and the snail-like pace stripped the experience of a lot of its magic. - Perri Nemiroff EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 2, 2018
4.5/5 99% Eighth Grade (2018) Transports you to a very specific and tumultuous time - moving from middle to high school. Burnham makes you engage specifically with Kayla, but also hits all the right notes when sparking nostalgia and challenging the viewer to do some self-reflection. - Perri Nemiroff EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 2, 2018
B 70% Break Point (2015) It's really too bad that the visuals are so distracting because otherwise, Break Point is a highly enjoyable film. - Collider EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 19, 2018
8/10 97% Mission: Impossible - Fallout (2018) Two and a half hours of non-stop insanely well shot, choreographed and performed action sequences. Christopher McQuarrie continues to solidify Mission: Impossible as one of the best action franchises out there. - Collider Video EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 12, 2018
9.5/10 96% Three Identical Strangers (2018) An absolutely riveting watch. Director Tim Wardle doesn't just present a story; the format encourages you to engage, making 'Three Identical Strangers' a wildly captivating and deeply moving mystery. - Collider Video EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 11, 2018
6/10 93% Sorry to Bother You (2018) Keith Stanfield continues to prove he's a star and Boots Riley delivers an unforgettable feature directorial debut that's oozing with creativity and style, but ultimately the narrative loses focus and fizzles out. - Collider Video EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 11, 2018
9/10 88% Ant-Man and the Wasp (2018) The stellar ensemble has no trouble nailing the humor while keeping suspense high and conveying some serious stakes. It's a unique and highly entertaining ride I can't wait to go on again. - Collider Video EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 11, 2018
6.5/10 62% Sicario: Day of the Soldado (2018) Worked really, really well for me in parts - not so much the whole. - Collider Video EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 20, 2018
9.5/10 93% Incredibles 2 (2018) Incredibles 2 is a delight! The family dynamic is brilliant yet again, with Jack Jack being a major scene stealer. There's also more A+ work from composer Michael Giacchino. - Collider Video EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 12, 2018
3.5/5 89% Hereditary (2018) A rich, original horror story and astounding performances result in two hours of edge-of-your-seat terror, but the final moments leave the film just short of modern masterpiece territory. - Perri Nemiroff EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 10, 2018
4/5 57% Hotel Artemis (2018) The narrative doesn't come together especially well, but the concept and ensemble are so wildly appealing, I'm dying to spend even more time at the Artemis. - Perri Nemiroff EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 6, 2018
4/5 87% Upgrade (2018) Leigh Whannell absolutely crushes his second directorial effort with an original, exciting story that shows off A+ world-building and a fantastic performance from Logan Marshall-Green. - Perri Nemiroff EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 5, 2018
4/5 70% Adrift (2018) An enthralling ride with an exceptional performance from Shailene Woodley at the center of it that's beautifully backed by the dueling ideas of the beauty of nature and also the horrors of it. - Perri Nemiroff EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 5, 2018
7/10 48% Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom (2018) The series continues to move away from the depth, realism and magic of the original, but as a diehard fan of the franchise, Fallen Kingdom still offers up a satisfying ride set in this franchise. - Collider Video EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 5, 2018
5/10 70% Solo: A Star Wars Story (2018) There's some fun to be had, but it's lacking in stakes, energy and depth. Alden Ehrenreich delivers a solid performance, but the movie overall doesn't add all that much to the character. - Perri Nemiroff EDIT
Read More | Posted May 20, 2018
8/10 83% Deadpool 2 (2018) Deadpool 2 goes bigger than the first, but the shockingly touching family theme pulls all of the new characters and big set pieces together well. Another wild, hilarious ride for the character with just enough honesty and heart. - Collider Video EDIT
Read More | Posted May 20, 2018
8.5/10 85% Tully (2018) Tully is laugh out loud funny, but it's also extremely poignant with a meaningful bittersweet touch to it. - Collider Video EDIT
Read More | Posted May 2, 2018
7.5/10 83% Blockers (2018) A smart, super raunchy comedy with cast chemistry that's through the roof. Kay Cannon makes her feature directorial debut with a film that boasts a winning ratio of laughs and heart. - Collider Video EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 25, 2018