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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
2/4 40% Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald (2018) By the end, the movie has gotten so far away from its characters that the climax is basically blue fire fighting orange fire. All that fire, and no warmth.‐ Capital Times (Madison, WI)
Read More | Posted Nov 15, 2018
3/4 90% John McEnroe: In the Realm of Perfection (L'empire de la perfection) (2018) There's a strange allure to the film, how it whimsically and playfully approaches one of the greatest tennis players to play the game from such unexpected angles.‐ Capital Times (Madison, WI)
Read More | Posted Nov 14, 2018
4/4 93% Wildlife (2018) "Wildlife" is one of the best movies of the year, and a hard one to shake.‐ Madison Movie
Read More | Posted Nov 9, 2018
3/4 100% Too Late to Die Young (2018) Hernandez is magnetic, suggesting Sofia's resentment and loneliness with a glare and a sullen drag on a cigarette.‐ Capital Times (Madison, WI)
Read More | Posted Nov 7, 2018
3/4 68% The Happy Prince (2018) What remains is courage and wit, and a resolve not to give in to the hypocrisy of the era despite the enormous personal cost. ‐ Capital Times (Madison, WI)
Read More | Posted Nov 2, 2018
3/4 100% Tea With the Dames (Nothing Like a Dame) (2018) As the tea turns to champagne and they talk about their mortality and the indignities of aging, the four women stop being famous actresses and seem like any other group of old friends.‐ Capital Times (Madison, WI)
Read More | Posted Nov 2, 2018
3/4 76% Never Goin' Back (2018) "Never Goin' Back" is one of several movies this year, including "Flower" and "Assassination Nation," which let teenage girls be just as gross as their male counterparts. You wouldn't think gags about throwing up and constipation could be so empowering.‐ Capital Times (Madison, WI)
Read More | Posted Nov 1, 2018
3.5/4 96% Bisbee '17 (2018) The unorthodox methods of "Bisbee '17" conjure up the past in a powerful and cathartic way.‐ Capital Times (Madison, WI)
Read More | Posted Oct 26, 2018
3.5/4 69% Beautiful Boy (2018) Forget "Halloween." For parents, the scariest movie of the season is "Beautiful Boy."‐ Capital Times (Madison, WI)
Read More | Posted Oct 26, 2018
2/4 76% Mid90s (2018) If you told me that "Mid90s" was a lost movie made in the 1990s by a first-time filmmaker and his friends, I would probably a) believe you and b) give the movie a pass. But it's not.‐ Capital Times (Madison, WI)
Read More | Posted Oct 26, 2018
3.5/4 61% The Oath (2018) Some might balk at the idea of seeing a comedy about the heightened political tensions of our times, but as someone who has had a few of those arguments with family members myself, I found "The Oath" to be utterly cathartic.‐ Capital Times (Madison, WI)
Read More | Posted Oct 19, 2018
3.5/4 97% Ryuichi Sakamoto: Coda (2018) Ryuichi Sakamoto: Coda is a fascinating look inside Sakamoto's process for creating art, and his humility in the face of nature's own creative process.‐ Capital Times (Madison, WI)
Read More | Posted Oct 18, 2018
3/4 85% The Sisters Brothers (2018) Like an unfamiliar horse, the gait of "The Sisters Brothers" takes a little while to get used to, shifting between extreme violence and gentle character comedy. But it makes for a memorable ride.‐ Capital Times (Madison, WI)
Read More | Posted Oct 18, 2018
3/4 99% Free Solo (2018) I actually yelled out loud when Honnold's foot slipped slightly at one point, which was kind of embarrassing.‐ Capital Times (Madison, WI)
Read More | Posted Oct 18, 2018
3.5/4 90% The Old Man & the Gun (2018) Redford has since said he's not closing the door on acting after all, which makes him a lot like Forrest Tucker, the elderly bank robber he portrays. Both are having too much fun, and are too good at what they do to stop now.‐ Capital Times (Madison, WI)
Read More | Posted Oct 17, 2018
3/4 82% Notes on an Appearance (2018) "Notes on an Appearance" feels constructed like a maze with no exit.‐ Capital Times (Madison, WI)
Read More | Posted Oct 17, 2018
3.5/4 No Score Yet June Falling Down (2018) "June Falling Down" doesn't feel like a heavy film. Weaver gracefully entwines the two dramatic strands of her story with plenty of humor and Wisconsin character, right down to the bottles of Spotted Cow.‐ Capital Times (Madison, WI)
Read More | Posted Oct 17, 2018
2.5/4 80% Living in the Future's Past (2018) "Living in the Future's Past" coalesces around an earnest and resonant message, especially as Bridges' gravelly voice urges us to do more than just "scratch the guilt itch" and make sustainable changes that feel authentic to our lives.‐ Capital Times (Madison, WI)
Read More | Posted Oct 9, 2018
3/4 89% Skate Kitchen (2018) On a skateboard, there's no room for thinking. It's just feeling and doing, which is what makes it such a symbol of emancipation in Crystal Moselle's joyful and wise new film.‐ Capital Times (Madison, WI)
Read More | Posted Oct 5, 2018
3.5/4 90% A Star Is Born (2018) It's a film that's wise to what it means to be famous in 2018 as well as old-fashioned movie entertainment, with gangbusters musical numbers and an effective and appealing love story between its two leads. And it will make Lady Gaga a movie star.‐ Capital Times (Madison, WI)
Read More | Posted Oct 5, 2018
3.5/4 92% Mandy (2018) Cage is at his most unhinged here without degenerating into self-parody in a film that's part B-movie horror, part phantasmagoric fantasy.‐ Capital Times (Madison, WI)
Read More | Posted Oct 2, 2018
4/4 97% Blaze (2018) Featuring a mesmerizing central performance by Ben Dickey, "Blaze" avoids the clichés of the traditional biopic, instead creating a mood piece that feels like living inside one of Foley's songs, in all its beauty and sadness.‐ Capital Times (Madison, WI)
Read More | Posted Sep 28, 2018
3/4 100% Pick of the Litter (2018) Sometimes you just need a cute documentary about good dogs. "Pick of the Litter" is that movie, an escape into sweetness and decency for 80 minutes.‐ Capital Times (Madison, WI)
Read More | Posted Sep 28, 2018
3/4 100% The Dawn Wall (2018) While the climbing scenes are white-knuckle exciting, the filmmakers understand that thrills alone don't make for a good climbing documentary. We have to care about the climbers before they set one foot on the rock.‐ Capital Times (Madison, WI)
Read More | Posted Sep 19, 2018
3.5/4 84% The Wife (2018) Pryce and Close perform with and for each other, rather than the camera, in ways that go beyond mere chemistry between actors. It's as if they are working together on a single, unified performance.‐ Capital Times (Madison, WI)
Read More | Posted Sep 13, 2018
3.5/4 71% Damsel (2018) "Damsel" provides a heroine who has no trouble seizing control of her narrative from the misbehaving men in her life - sometimes with a rifle and dynamite if necessary.‐ Madison Movie
Read More | Posted Sep 10, 2018
3.5/4 82% Juliet, Naked (2018) "Juliet, Naked" touches on deeper themes, about regret and the passage of time, without dwelling too deeply on them.‐ Madison Movie
Read More | Posted Sep 10, 2018
2/4 43% An Actor Prepares (2018) There was a lot of potential here in giving Irons such a larger-than-life character, but it wasn't long before I was kind of wishing I was watching "Cops & Slobbersons" instead.‐ Madison Movie
Read More | Posted Sep 10, 2018
3.5/4 75% Perfect Blue (1999) For all its over-the-top violence, "Perfect Blue" is a surprisingly sophisticated film about the ways in which a celebrity's public persona can consume the real person within.‐ Capital Times (Madison, WI)
Read More | Posted Sep 6, 2018
3/4 59% Operation Finale (2018) "Finale" is a suspenseful and even unexpectedly witty movie, but it never lets its mission to entertain come at the expense of the moral weight of its story.‐ Capital Times (Madison, WI)
Read More | Posted Aug 29, 2018
3/4 86% The Miseducation of Cameron Post (2018) It's in the drama, especially the little moments of connection between Cameron and the other kids, that shows "Cameron Post" at its best.‐ Capital Times (Madison, WI)
Read More | Posted Aug 24, 2018
3/4 82% Puzzle (2018) "Puzzle" steadfastly refuses to adhere to formula, instead going for something messier and more authentic.‐ Capital Times (Madison, WI)
Read More | Posted Aug 24, 2018
3/4 52% Papillon (2018) While this new version doesn't have the epic classicism of Schaffner's version, it has a visceral, ragged energy all its own.‐ Capital Times (Madison, WI)
Read More | Posted Aug 24, 2018
3.5/4 95% BlacKkKlansman (2018) While "BlacKkKlansman" has all the pleasures of a '70s genre film, recalling "Serpico" or "The French Connection," Lee wants to rattle us as well as entertain us, sounding the alarm about the present-day parallels to today's worrisome world.‐ Capital Times (Madison, WI)
Read More | Posted Aug 10, 2018
2.5/4 59% Dog Days (2018) There is a direct correlation between how much you will enjoy "Dog Days" and how long you will let a dog lick your face.‐ Capital Times (Madison, WI)
Read More | Posted Aug 8, 2018
3/4 45% Generation Wealth (2018) While the pieces don't always fit together, they're often interesting on their own, especially as subjects now older and wiser reflect on their hedonistic days.‐ Capital Times (Madison, WI)
Read More | Posted Aug 3, 2018
2/4 49% The Spy Who Dumped Me (2018) "Even though Kunis is appealing enough and "Saturday Night Live's" McKinnon is, of course, a comic genius, it's an awkward and ultimately unsatisfying mash-up of genres."‐ Capital Times (Madison, WI)
Read More | Posted Aug 3, 2018
3/4 77% Don't Worry, He Won't Get Far on Foot (2018) "Don't Worry" remains as a sweet-and-sour ode to survival and beating back the demons inside. Or, at least, turning those demons into dementedly funny cartoons.‐ Capital Times (Madison, WI)
Read More | Posted Aug 2, 2018
3.5/4 99% Eighth Grade (2018) You feel every lunchroom snub, every birthday-party fumble that 13-year-old Kayla (Ellie Fisher) experiences deep in your bones. And yet as uncomfortable as watching can be, I would pay money in a heartbeat to see this movie again.‐ Capital Times (Madison, WI)
Read More | Posted Jul 27, 2018
4/4 97% Mission: Impossible - Fallout (2018) You can just feel the care and craftsmanship in every scene, like when you eat a fancy meal or drive an expensive car.‐ Capital Times (Madison, WI)
Read More | Posted Jul 27, 2018
4/4 100% Leave No Trace (2018) There's a patience and care to the way [Granik] makes movies, an appreciation for detail and nuance, that makes them bracingly different from any other movies being made.‐ Capital Times (Madison, WI)
Read More | Posted Jul 23, 2018
3.5/4 96% Three Identical Strangers (2018) Director Tim Wardle reveals his mystery in cunning fashion, holding back key details until they can make the maximum dramatic impact.‐ Capital Times (Madison, WI)
Read More | Posted Jul 23, 2018
2/4 52% Boundaries (2018) Writer-director Shana Heste's film never transcends its clichés, wasting fine actors on a screenplay that whipsaws between broad comedy and shrill drama.‐ Madison Movie
Read More | Posted Jul 23, 2018
3/4 88% Ant-Man and the Wasp (2018) Like its 2015 predecessor (which also followed on the heels of a gargantuan "Avengers" movie), this is a funnier, gentler, and, appropriately enough, smaller Marvel movie.‐ Capital Times (Madison, WI)
Read More | Posted Jul 6, 2018
3.5/4 88% American Animals (2018) In Bart Layton's immensely entertaining and unexpectedly thoughtful caper thriller, the line between taking part in a robbery and play-acting in a movie about a robbery is a thin one.‐ Madison Movie
Read More | Posted Jul 2, 2018
3/4 91% Hearts Beat Loud (2018) Haley's characters are real enough to make mistakes, to not live up to their ideas of themselves. It's in those little failings, and then whether the characters can recover from them, that "Hearts Beat Loud" finds its poignancy.‐ Capital Times (Madison, WI)
Read More | Posted Jul 2, 2018
3/5 33% The Catcher Was A Spy (2018) While Rudd seems incapable of losing an audience's sympathies, he also captures Berg's secretive nature, the opaqueness behind the friendly smile.‐ Capital Times (Madison, WI)
Read More | Posted Jun 27, 2018
90% Set It Up (2018) It knows the rules of romantic comedy, and it knows we know the rules, and the way it plays with those rules while still staying true to them makes for a very satisfying movie.‐ Capital Times (Madison, WI)
Read More | Posted Jun 27, 2018
3.5/4 69% The Seagull (2018) With an absolutely stellar cast, the result is a sublime film that aims to be the definitive document of Chekhov's vision rather than take it in a more contemporary direction.‐ Capital Times (Madison, WI)
Read More | Posted Jun 15, 2018
2/4 56% Tag (2018) Like a tagger who can't decide which player to chase, "Tag" can't figure out which kind of movie it wants to be.‐ Capital Times (Madison, WI)
Read More | Posted Jun 15, 2018