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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
58% The Grinch (2018) A critic needs only two words to dispense with The Grinch; the first one is bah.‐ Globe and Mail
Read More | Posted Nov 9, 2018
3/4 48% Goosebumps 2: Haunted Halloween (2018) The safely scary and often amusing formula holds.‐ Globe and Mail
Read More | Posted Oct 12, 2018
3/4 64% Lizzie (2018) For all the horror of her situation, Lizzie needed some larger motivation to wield her axe. Lizzie dramatically provides it.‐ Globe and Mail
Read More | Posted Sep 27, 2018
2/4 72% Maya (2018) Hansen-Love's ability to evoke the unspoken remains in full play as she returns to themes of young love and emotional crisis, but much of the film is in English and both dialogue and delivery feel stilted.‐ Globe and Mail
Read More | Posted Sep 12, 2018
3/4 87% Colette (2018) Colette is a satisfyingly conventional biopic about a highly unconventional woman.‐ Globe and Mail
Read More | Posted Sep 11, 2018
2/4 55% Out of Blue (2018) Part police procedural, part supernatural thriller, part lesson in metaphysics and all neo-noir, Carol Morley's Out of Blue never gels into a convincing whole.‐ Globe and Mail
Read More | Posted Sep 11, 2018
3/4 100% Rojo (2018) The detective plot is shaggy and never fully resolves itself, but the implications of the story resonate like a distant drum.‐ Globe and Mail
Read More | Posted Sep 11, 2018
4/4 78% The Good Girls (Las niñas bien) (2018) Swirling camera work and chronological jumps quietly tighten the screw while the art direction provides continual delight: The Good Girls is, among things, a deliciously precise critique of 1980s fashion.‐ Globe and Mail
Read More | Posted Sep 11, 2018
2/4 78% Never Look Away (2018) The link between the two plots relies on a melodramatic coincidence that he sets up and then oddly declines to exploit.‐ Globe and Mail
Read More | Posted Sep 11, 2018
3/4 71% Mademoiselle de Joncquières (2018) Lush costumes, languid pacing and the elaborate syntax of the 18th-century all create an exquisitely measured effect.‐ Globe and Mail
Read More | Posted Sep 11, 2018
3/4 55% Donnybrook (2018) The apocalyptic vision of the heartland created by Sutton and his cast (based on the novel by Frank Bill) is impressively convincing, even if the themes are often overstated and the film itself is very hard to watch.‐ Globe and Mail
Read More | Posted Sep 11, 2018
2/4 81% Her Smell (2018) Bafflingly unbalanced.‐ Globe and Mail
Read More | Posted Sep 11, 2018
1/4 7% The Death and Life of John F. Donovan (2018) Dolan's English-language debut whinges about personal neuroses rather than probing homophobia or celebrity.‐ Globe and Mail
Read More | Posted Sep 11, 2018
3/4 94% If Beale Street Could Talk (2018) Jenkins creates many remarkable scenes, particularly as the male characters discuss the racist realities with which they live.‐ Globe and Mail
Read More | Posted Sep 10, 2018
3/4 No Score Yet The Stone Speakers (2018) The psychology behind the popularity of these sites is intriguing, and Drljaca's camera travels each scene with slow insistence on its remarkable beauty.‐ Globe and Mail
Read More | Posted Sep 10, 2018
3/4 86% Cities of Last Things (2018) This intriguing, atmospheric movie from Malaysian director Ho Wi Ding tells its twisting story in reverse chronological order featuring its embittered protagonist in pivotal moments at three stages of life.‐ Globe and Mail
Read More | Posted Sep 10, 2018
3/4 62% Everybody Knows (Todos lo saben) (2019) As he transfers his talents to a European setting and Spanish-speaking cast, Farhadi loses none of his remarkable ability to observe close relationships collapsing under stress.‐ Globe and Mail
Read More | Posted Sep 10, 2018
4/4 90% A Star Is Born (2018) Their chemistry is undeniable, their duets infectious and moving the action into the contemporary music scene, where Ally is rapidly reconfigured as a sequin-studded red head flanked by unnecessary dancers, strikes a long line of emotional notes.‐ Globe and Mail
Read More | Posted Sep 10, 2018
4/4 90% ANTHROPOCENE: The Human Epoch (2018) We have entered an epoch in which human activity is shaping the planet more than any natural force. Anthropocene bears witness that something's got to give.‐ Globe and Mail
Read More | Posted Sep 6, 2018
2.5/4 57% The Fall of the American Empire (La chute de l'empire américain) (2018) [One] darkly amusing scene is classic Arcand. Unfortunately, The Fall of the American Empire doesn't consistently deliver that level of wit as it probes our love of money.‐ Globe and Mail
Read More | Posted Sep 6, 2018
3/4 85% Destroyer (2018) Director Karyn Kusama shifts dexterously between the present and the past, unspooling a satisfyingly twisted piece of storytelling by writers Phil Hay and Matt Manfredi, who succeed in making both plots gripping.‐ Globe and Mail
Read More | Posted Sep 6, 2018
2.5/4 90% Cold War (Zimna wojna) (2018) Form and content seem oddly divorced, but music -- the Polish folk tunes, communist-propaganda anthems and Parisian torch songs -- sets the mood and saves the day.‐ Globe and Mail
Read More | Posted Sep 5, 2018
3/4 76% Dogman (2018) The naively amenable character is wonderfully observed by Fonte, and early scenes show delicious whimsy and black comedy.‐ Globe and Mail
Read More | Posted Sep 5, 2018
4/4 93% Transit (2019) With Transit, director Christian Petzold creates a Second World War adventure that is not a sentimental costume drama and a contemporary political parable that is not a didactic sermon -- and produces a highly entertaining film into the bargain.‐ Globe and Mail
Read More | Posted Sep 5, 2018
1.5/4 32% Girls of the Sun (Les filles du soleil) (2018) The political setting is vague and the results erratic, alternating between intense suspense and high bathos.‐ Globe and Mail
Read More | Posted Sep 5, 2018
4/4 94% 3 Faces (2018) It's a film full of delicate metaphors and gentle humour.‐ Globe and Mail
Read More | Posted Sep 5, 2018
3/4 52% Papillon (2018) As director Michael Noer struggles to tease a theme out of a string of exploits, Papillon remains as entertaining as ever.‐ Globe and Mail
Read More | Posted Aug 24, 2018
2/4 92% Crazy Rich Asians (2018) As the obscenities of wealth accumulate while a large cast of Asian and Eurasian actors render their many silly characters, the source of the laughter becomes troubling.‐ Globe and Mail
Read More | Posted Aug 16, 2018
3/4 95% BlacKkKlansman (2018) Lee shifts from silly spoof to dramatic chill in a heartbeat. As an entertainment that milks its audience's outrage against racism, BlacKkKlansman works exceedingly well.‐ Globe and Mail
Read More | Posted Aug 10, 2018
3.5/4 82% Puzzle (2018) The results are deceptively simple, finding complex emotions in a scenario that only signals sentimentality.‐ Globe and Mail
Read More | Posted Aug 10, 2018
2/4 49% The Spy Who Dumped Me (2018) The movie runs out of plot and jokes well before the end of a two-hour running time, long for a light comedy.‐ Globe and Mail
Read More | Posted Aug 3, 2018
2.5/4 17% The Darkest Minds (2018) The film's bittersweet conclusion is strong enough to provide real narrative impetus for the inevitable sequel.‐ Globe and Mail
Read More | Posted Aug 3, 2018
2/4 71% Christopher Robin (2018) Christopher Robin is not a naked cash grab, just a prettily clothed one.‐ Globe and Mail
Read More | Posted Aug 2, 2018
1/4 30% Shock and Awe (2018) This sadly derivative film has one too many screenings of All the President's Men written all over it.‐ Globe and Mail
Read More | Posted Jul 27, 2018
2/4 45% Generation Wealth (2018) Greenfield's titillating survey of America's grossest obsessions, from plastic surgery to porn, only flirts with economic and social context, mainly limiting itself to observation and personalization.‐ Globe and Mail
Read More | Posted Jul 27, 2018
2.5/4 81% Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again (2018) Breathe a sigh of relief; this even-more bizarre sequel to an already bizarre original (based on the 1999 jukebox musical) is going to be ridiculous, of course. But fun, too.‐ Globe and Mail
Read More | Posted Jul 20, 2018
2.5/4 63% Sicario: Day of the Soldado (2018) A much more conventional film with fewer pretensions to high art. Violence exploited for mere entertainment is so commonplace it hardly seems worth noting.‐ Globe and Mail
Read More | Posted Jun 28, 2018
3/4 71% Paper Year (2018) Slight but intriguing...‐ Globe and Mail
Read More | Posted Jun 22, 2018
2.5/4 68% Ocean's 8 (2018) Hathaway's screwball performance toys wickedly with star-system self-parody and keeps the movie chugging along. But it does little more than chug.‐ Globe and Mail
Read More | Posted Jun 8, 2018
2/4 86% Let the Sunshine In (Un beau soleil intérieur) (2018) If it weren't for Binoche's warmth, the film might easily sink beneath the stereotype of French culture as overly talky and sex obsessed.‐ Globe and Mail
Read More | Posted Jun 1, 2018
2/4 71% Adrift (2018) Adrift is a movie throbbing with an audience's anxiety - and yet it is not particularly dramatic.‐ Globe and Mail
Read More | Posted Jun 1, 2018
3/4 70% Solo: A Star Wars Story (2018) The heavy Star Wars legacy sits lightly on Mr. Ehrenreich's shoulders in a Disney-Lucasfilm movie that is finally having fun.‐ Globe and Mail
Read More | Posted May 23, 2018
1/4 53% Book Club (2018) In Holderman's ineffectual hands, this leads to comedy so tired and morals so sentimental it's sometimes hard to keep awake in Book Club.‐ Globe and Mail
Read More | Posted May 18, 2018
3/4 94% RBG (2018) Ginsburg emerges as a woman of remarkable intelligence and fortitude - who can get by on very little sleep.‐ Globe and Mail
Read More | Posted May 18, 2018
3/4 91% Kusama: Infinity (2018) At the height of Kusama hysteria in Toronto, the film will make highly informative viewing both for those who get it - and for those who don't.‐ Globe and Mail
Read More | Posted May 11, 2018
3/4 69% The Seagull (2018) As film, the results are often fabulous.‐ Globe and Mail
Read More | Posted May 11, 2018
3/4 No Score Yet Timon of Athens (2018) As always, stage pyrotechnics don't translate well to film. Still, this Timon makes a lesser Shakespearean play highly watchable.‐ Globe and Mail
Read More | Posted Apr 20, 2018
1/4 34% I Feel Pretty (2018) Schumer's actual chutzpah, so boldly showcased in her stand-up and sketch comedy, is not enough to carry this offensive conceit.‐ Globe and Mail
Read More | Posted Apr 20, 2018
1/4 52% Rampage (2018) Rampage doesn't have much to offer: The plot is cursory, the dialogue is repetitive and the psychology is cheap.‐ Globe and Mail
Read More | Posted Apr 13, 2018
3/4 83% Blockers (2018) It's a reliable laugh machine that features enough jabs at contemporary mores, alongside a discreet social conscience and some successfully female-centric comedy, that it rises above the inevitable chug-and-vomit jokes.‐ Globe and Mail
Read More | Posted Apr 6, 2018