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T-Meter Title | Year Review
2.5/4 76% Never Look Away (2019) Never Look Away never gets into your bones the way its competitors do. - Cambridge Day EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 15, 2019
2.5/4 85% The LEGO Movie 2: The Second Part (2019) The animation is just as visually stunning, but in the end it's just pieces of its former self. - Cambridge Day EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 12, 2019
2.5/4 74% The Man Who Killed Hitler and Then The Bigfoot (2019) The Man Who Shot Hitler is a high-quality spectacle. - Cambridge Day EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 12, 2019
2.5/4 71% Piercing (2019) The blood-soaked cat-and-mouse between the two mains lacks motive, and doesn't quite resonate. - Cambridge Day EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 30, 2019
3.5/4 93% Cold War (Zimna wojna) (2018) This is about as far from Hollywood as one can get and still be in love in every frame. - Cambridge Day EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 23, 2019
1.5/4 37% Glass (2019) Makes about as much sense as the whispering trees in "The Happening." - Cambridge Day EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 17, 2019
3/4 91% Mandy (2018) Between Red's acumen for bloodletting and Cosmatos' pushing of boundaries in glamour gore, "Mandy" is poised for near-instant cult classic status. - Cambridge Day EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 17, 2019
2.5/4 72% Destroyer (2018) The film's not so much a drama about a rogue cop as a showcase for Kidman's range. - Cambridge Day EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 14, 2019
3.5/4 64% Suspiria (2018) Swinton, as usual, is all in. - Cambridge Day EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 10, 2019
2.5/4 66% Vice (2018) Adam McKay takes a stumble into the pool of smug self-indulgence. - Cambridge Day EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 26, 2018
3.5/4 94% If Beale Street Could Talk (2019) The film is at once intimate and universal. - Cambridge Day EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 26, 2018
2/4 65% Aquaman (2018) The wow factor is gone - it's a bubbly undersea yawn. - Cambridge Day EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 20, 2018
3/4 78% Mary Poppins Returns (2018) It'll win over the cynical and charm the faithful. - Cambridge Day EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 19, 2018
3/4 97% Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse (2018) The directing trio and writer Phil Lord... do a deft job deconstructing both the film franchise and the comic series with wit and verve - Cambridge Day EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 14, 2018
2.5/4 59% Vox Lux (2018) "Vox Lux" is a haunting mashup you can't avert your eyes from. - Cambridge Day EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 14, 2018
80% Ben is Back (2018) Addiction's no doubt nasty and impactful beyond the veins of the person using, but bleak tales close to the edge don't necessarily need to go over it. - Cambridge Day EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 14, 2018
3.5/4 96% Roma (2018) The key to "Roma" is the patiently quiet and soulful performance by Aparicio. - Cambridge Day EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 7, 2018
3/4 89% Prospect (2018) Prospect also moves in bends and inflections that are largely - and pleasantly - unpredictable. - Cambridge Day EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 29, 2018
2.5/4 80% Green Book (2018) [Farrelly's] actors, though, do a great job... and forge a genuine chemistry, despite such overwrought handling. - Cambridge Day EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 26, 2018
3/4 91% Widows (2018) An embarrassment of riches in the casting. - Cambridge Day EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 14, 2018
83% The Other Side of the Wind (2018) An eye-popping wonderment steeped in incredible circumstance. - Cambridge Day EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 12, 2018
2/4 80% Overlord (2018) Something of a missed opportunity for all. - Cambridge Day EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 12, 2018
2.5/4 40% The Girl in the Spider's Web (2018) It's sleek but overloaded. - Cambridge Day EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 8, 2018
2/4 38% Viper Club (2018) For the most part, we sit with Helen, tortured as she is and wishing something more would happen. - Cambridge Day EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 5, 2018
No Score Yet The Ito Sisters (2017) The film too is never vehement - it doesn't need to be. - Cambridge Day EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 25, 2018
2.5/4 65% Stella's Last Weekend (2018) Thankfully, the script - written and directed by ubiquitous TV actress Polly Draper... imbues the boys with vulnerabilities and injects moments of doubt and reflection. - Cambridge Day EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 25, 2018
2.5/4 75% Bad Times at the El Royale (2018) The camp mostly works, while Bridges and Johnson hold the fort, Spaeny and Pullman add flourishes of manic quirk and Erivo adds soul, social context and glorious chops. - Cambridge Day EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 15, 2018
3.5/4 90% A Star Is Born (2018) Not only has [Cooper] made something old new again, he's reinvented it and improved upon it. It's a passion project that shoots for the stars and is likely to strike Oscar gold. - Cambridge Day EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 8, 2018
3.5/4 92% The Old Man & the Gun (2018) It's impossible to justify their misdeeds, but so charmed you're okay giving your morality a two-hour vacation. - Cambridge Day EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 5, 2018
3.5/4 85% The Sisters Brothers (2018) It's quite a violent film, but also one with great emotional depth - a rare accomplishment that makes it the best American western to hit the screen since The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford. - Cambridge Day EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 4, 2018
3/4 96% Bisbee '17 (2018) Beyond the rote talking heads, the film's something of a dreamy cinematic wonder. - Cambridge Day EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 21, 2018
2.5/4 65% Lizzie (2018) It's a glum and gorgeous composition. - Cambridge Day EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 20, 2018
87% Madeline's Madeline (2018) There's also a splash of Mother! wildness in there, but it's fresh and new; my comparisons may be spot on and are irrelevant just the same. - Cambridge Day EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 17, 2018
2/4 58% White Boy Rick (2018) Somehow White Boy Rick doesn't know how to deliver, or maybe it's just that hard to make a true-life criminal be sympathetic or compelling onscreen. - Cambridge Day EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 13, 2018
2/4 12% Peppermint (2018) The amiable Jennifer Garner spreading her wings as an avenging angel has a lot less to work with in terms of nuance and character, though the film far exceeds "Taken" in brutality and head count. - Cambridge Day EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 7, 2018
3/4 91% Crazy Rich Asians (2018) Revels smartly in the excess of its subjects without being trite, superficial or dismissive. - Cambridge Day EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 15, 2018
3.5/4 96% BlacKkKlansman (2018) One of Lee's most thoroughly entertaining works. The cast and the crisp dialogue fire with purpose. - Cambridge Day EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 13, 2018
2.5/4 95% Dark Money (2018) Eventually we get where Reed is going. - Cambridge Day EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 3, 2018
3/4 97% Mission: Impossible - Fallout (2018) McQuarrie, an obvious cinephile, layers in a slew of subtle, tongue-in-cheek film references for the enlightened. - Cambridge Day EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 30, 2018
3/4 76% Don't Worry, He Won't Get Far on Foot (2018) The most telling and frightening aspect of Don't Worry, however, is its raw and honest depiction of addiction and the grip it has on the ensnared. - Cambridge Day EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 20, 2018
3/4 88% Ant-Man and the Wasp (2018) The action sequences are seamless, funny and, with their use of big-small toggles, ever surprising and fresh. - Cambridge Day EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 9, 2018
3/4 100% Leave No Trace (2018) The film's so tight and intimate and quiet you feel as if you're at the campfire sipping pine needle tea with Tom and Will. - Cambridge Day EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 29, 2018
2/4 48% Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom (2018) Never quite achieves the amusement ride thrill that made its ancestors such scary good fun. - Cambridge Day EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 25, 2018
2.5/4 57% Hotel Artemis (2018) It doesn't help that in an era of grand set designs, the glimmers of the outer-scape feel cheap, plastic and uninspired - not in the cheesy, good way. - Cambridge Day EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 8, 2018
98% Won't You Be My Neighbor? (2018) Neville's documentary isn't so much about a life revisited as it is about a man on a mission. - The ARTery EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 7, 2018
2.5/4 87% Upgrade (2018) It's not nearly as sharp or socially biting, but does have a fresh, whimsical take on tomorrow. - Cambridge Day EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 1, 2018
3/4 93% First Reformed (2018) First Reformed is something of a resurrection for the 71-year-old filmmaker, and an apt one. - Cambridge Day EDIT
Read More | Posted May 24, 2018
3/4 70% Solo: A Star Wars Story (2018) The film is at its thriving best when the screen is filled by the potpourri of personality that orbits the pivotal pilot of the title. - Cambridge Day EDIT
Read More | Posted May 24, 2018
2.5/4 83% Deadpool 2 (2018) Where the original was... fresher than a boatload of day scallops, the part deux follow-up feels more like daily gruel. - Cambridge Day EDIT
Read More | Posted May 18, 2018
3/4 92% Beast (2018) Eerie, foreboding and profoundly disorienting. - Cambridge Day EDIT
Read More | Posted May 18, 2018