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T-Meter Title | Year Review
65% Native Son (2019) There were decisions made in this production--both in how the work has been updated and how it was not--that drain Native Son of the momentum it really needs. - RogerEbert.com EDIT
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100% Honey Boy (2019) It's riveting drama, always existing as a personal, meta piece for a man openly and artistically dealing with his past. - RogerEbert.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 5, 2019
100% The Farewell (2019) The Farewell has some beautiful, truthful things to say about how love persists across the oceans. - RogerEbert.com EDIT
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84% I Am Mother (2019) Clearly, I Am Mother is thematically rich. It's just not dramatically rich. - RogerEbert.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 5, 2019
77% Late Night (2019) Late Night too often pulls its punches. - RogerEbert.com EDIT
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71% Imaginary Order (2019) A film that feels like it's going through the motions as much as its put-upon protagonist. - RogerEbert.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 5, 2019
57% The Sound of Silence (2019) There are clearly some fascinating ideas embedded in [The Sound of Silence], but the whole production is too numbingly flat. - RogerEbert.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 5, 2019
62% Extremely Wicked, Shockingly Evil and Vile (2019) It's particularly disappointing that Extremely Wicked doesn't work considering that Zac Efron is giving it his all here. - RogerEbert.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 5, 2019
No Score Yet The Sunlit Night (2019) The Sunlit Night has a few too many forced moments and scripted relationship beats to feel genuine. - RogerEbert.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 5, 2019
100% Love, Antosha (2019) Understandably a document of what was lost, but it also serves as a reminder of the impact one can have even in such a comparatively small window of time. - RogerEbert.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 5, 2019
100% Marianne & Leonard: Words of Love (2019) It has a cumulative emotional power, especially if you love Cohen's work as much as I do. - RogerEbert.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 5, 2019
100% David Crosby: Remember My Name (2019) It's a bit lacking in deep insight, often moving quickly over tougher questions, but that kind of mirrors the tone of its subject. - RogerEbert.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 5, 2019
100% Bedlam (2019) Bedlam is partially a wake-up call and partially a somber reminder of how much we've failed people over the last century. - RogerEbert.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 5, 2019
86% Always In Season (2019) A nuanced, layered reminder of how far we still have to go to correct the injustices of this country's past and present. - RogerEbert.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 5, 2019
92% Little Monsters (2019) Little Monsters may not live up to the Romero/Jackson films that influenced it, but it's a reasonably enjoyable zombie flick. - RogerEbert.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 5, 2019
88% MEMORY - The Origins of Alien (2019) It doesn't just remind you that Alien is a masterpiece but details how it got that way and why it continues to haunt us. - RogerEbert.com EDIT
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78% The Lodge (2019) A truly unsettling movie, the kind of horror film that rattles you on an almost subconscious level. - RogerEbert.com EDIT
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60% Official Secrets (2019) Too much of Official Secrets plays out like a history class. - RogerEbert.com EDIT
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93% The Report (2019) With razor-sharp dialogue and a perfect cast, The Report hums. - RogerEbert.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 5, 2019
31% Corporate Animals (2019) It's just not funny. [Demi] Moore can't find the rhythms for this non-character, and too many of the film's bad jokes are repeated in the hope they'll be funny the second time. - RogerEbert.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 5, 2019
93% Sweetheart (2019) A really fun movie that's both old-fashioned and progressive at the same time. - RogerEbert.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 5, 2019
54% Them That Follow (2019) Rarely has the world of religious extremism felt so dramatically inert, as the film never feels like it's genuinely engaging with this world as much as using it as a backdrop. - RogerEbert.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 5, 2019
90% Big Time Adolescence (2019) I'm eager to see what everyone here does next, including Orley and Gluck, but especially Pete Davidson. - RogerEbert.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 5, 2019
93% Luce (2019) A deeply smart film about race and expectations. - RogerEbert.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 5, 2019
90% Top End Wedding (2019) The first hour of Top End Wedding can be downright annoying in its simplicity and bad screenwriting. - RogerEbert.com EDIT
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88% The Souvenir (2019) Swinton-Byrne gives one of the best debut performances I've ever seen. - RogerEbert.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 5, 2019
100% The Mustang (2019) It builds instead of races, knowing that it's the accumulation of minor character beats in a film like this one that really matter. - RogerEbert.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 1, 2019
2.5/4 65% Velvet Buzzsaw (2019) A wildly inconsistent film, sometimes disappointingly clunky and as superficial as the world it's mocking, but it's also an ambitious piece of work with unforgettable imagery and an ace ensemble. - RogerEbert.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 30, 2019
3.5/4 93% High Flying Bird (2019) The script for High Flying Bird by Tarell Alvin McCraney is razor sharp. - RogerEbert.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 30, 2019
3.5/4 73% The Standoff at Sparrow Creek (2019) What makes The Standoff at Sparrow Creek special is how much it reminds you of stories of alpha males like Reservoir Dogs, The Thing, and Mamet's work without ever feeling wholly derivative. - RogerEbert.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 18, 2019
3/4 88% Fyre (2019) [Fyre] is a story of shallow excess-how we're in an era in which how something looks is more important than what it actually is-but it's also a reminder that everything still has a cost. - RogerEbert.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 18, 2019
3/4 83% Brexit (2019) Once you get over the icky feeling that making a movie about Brexit in early 2019 is kind of like making a movie about a raging wildfire before it's been put out, HBO's Brexit is an interesting examination of how we got here. - RogerEbert.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 18, 2019
2/4 37% Glass (2019) The kind of depressing misfire that hurts even more given what it could have been. - RogerEbert.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 17, 2019
1/4 11% Replicas (2019) Writer Chad St. John and director Jeffrey Nachmanoff never figured out what story they were trying to tell. - RogerEbert.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 10, 2019
2/4 84% Rust Creek (2019) I found myself more invested in the ins and outs of the drug trade in Kentucky than the plight of the woman who got stuck in it. - RogerEbert.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 4, 2019
1.5/4 66% Vice (2018) The film lacks insight, ingenuity, and intensity, skimming the surface of history like a drunk guy at a holiday party who read a Wikipedia entry that he really wants to talk to you about right now. - RogerEbert.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 24, 2018
2.5/4 59% The House That Jack Built (2018) The film finds von Trier wrestling with the claims of misogyny and misanthropy that have followed him his entire career, but not in the way you'd expect. - RogerEbert.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 14, 2018
2.5/4 62% Bird Box (2018) Eric Heisserer's script works better when it sticks to the basics, locking us in what could be the last safe place on Earth and allowing us to ask how we'd behave in such a nightmarish predicament. - RogerEbert.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 13, 2018
3/4 94% Of Fathers and Sons (2018) Terki avoids too much moralizing or even authoring, allowing his camera and presence to fade into the background of most scenes. - RogerEbert.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 23, 2018
3/4 88% Ralph Breaks the Internet (2018) Ralph Breaks the Internet works because it doesn't pander, and it doesn't simplify. - RogerEbert.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 21, 2018
2/4 74% The Clovehitch Killer (2018) As good as Plummer and McDermott are here, [writer Christopher D. Ford] ultimately writes himself into a corner that requires actions in the final act that don't ring true. - RogerEbert.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 16, 2018
3/4 94% CAM (2018) A fascinating conversation starter driven by a great performance. Turn it on. - RogerEbert.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 16, 2018
3/4 80% At Eternity's Gate (2018) Rarely has a film been more of a singular showcase for a performer. - RogerEbert.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 16, 2018
4/4 91% Widows (2018) McQueen's masterful film is the kind that works on multiple levels simultaneously-as pure pulp entertainment but also as a commentary on how often it feels like we have to take what we are owed or risk never getting it at all. - RogerEbert.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 12, 2018
2/4 63% Outlaw King (2018) Outlaw King never quite commits to this interesting idea, almost resolute in its forward progression through the mud and grime from one battle scene to the next. - RogerEbert.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 9, 2018
82% Freaks (2018) Nothing is less scary than a movie that makes no sense. - RogerEbert.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 29, 2018
3/5 90% Burn Notice: The Fall of Sam Axe (2011) It's not bad, but not particularly the best outing for anyone involved. - HollywoodChicago.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 25, 2018
79% 24: Redemption (2008) It's still a dark and brutal program, but there has clearly been a creative reassessment of the show. It's the kind of self-awareness that could resurrect a series that looked like its popularity might be sliding away. - HollywoodChicago.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 22, 2018
3.5/4 99% The Guilty (Den skyldige) (2018) A cinematic study in tension, sound design, and how to make a thrilling movie with a limited tool box. - RogerEbert.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 19, 2018
3/4 78% Apostle (2018) I'm not sure 'Apostle' quite justifies its 130-minute running time, but you have to say this about it: It's like nothing else you could include in your annual Halloween horror marathon this year. - RogerEbert.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 12, 2018