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T-Meter Title | Year
7/10 72% The Aeronauts (2019) The Aeronauts is an action-adventure disguised as a period piece, its final form a thrilling rollercoaster ride when the makeup is a cinematic telling of a historical achievement. - The Young Folks EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 10, 2019
C+ 51% Earthquake Bird (2019) If the frames are converted into data for a seismograph to read, be ready to see mainly flat lines. - InSession Film EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 20, 2019
8/10 100% Mickey and the Bear (2019) Whatever state of mind Mickey is in, [Camila] Morrone nails it in her portrayal. - The Young Folks EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 18, 2019
B- 70% The King (2019) [Although it] misses out the chance to let us share the uneasiness - and the heaviness - of the crown on Henry V's head, the spectacle characterizing the rest of the works are far from lowliness. - InSession Film EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 8, 2019
6/10 60% The Current War: Director's Cut (2019) In lieu of impact, 'The Current War' compensates, perhaps too handsomely, with energy. Gomez-Rejon's direction never fails to invigorate the film... - The Young Folks EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 2, 2019
7/10 29% Rattlesnake (2019) But if the vibe [director Zak] Hilditch wants 'Rattlesnake' to go for is in the vicinity of short tales for long drives, he has accomplished his mission. - The Young Folks EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 2, 2019
5/10 48% Eli (2019) After all the deliciously terrifying setup - perhaps some of the finest in recent times - the film reveals a truth that insta-damns it to silly valley. - The Young Folks EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 27, 2019
5/10 38% In the Tall Grass (2019) In concept the augments ensure this telling of In the Tall Grass is distinctively Natali's; in reality they are proof of follies taking roots in the field. - The Young Folks EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 4, 2019
A- 84% Ad Astra (2019) Under the guise of a sizeable picture is a resonating meditation, a futuristic symphony with a most-relevant note that the known has what the unknown teases. - InSession Film EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 29, 2019
D+ 24% The Goldfinch (2019) It's a problem when The Goldfinch needs to take as long as the filming period of Boyhood to tell its story. - InSession Film EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 17, 2019
B 78% Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark (2019) There will be some undercooked character beats to contend with before the surprisingly nerve-fraying encounters... - InSession Film EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 12, 2019
A+ 99% The Farewell (2019) [The Farewell] presents us with the struggle to find a more human and fulfilling story in 2019. - InSession Film EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 1, 2019
A- 91% Widows (2018) When the widows come knocking - masked and armed - the right thing to do is to roll out the carpet that leads to the safe. - InSession Film EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 28, 2018
B- 90% Bodied (2018) ... hyper-straightforward in every aspect, resulting in a beat that is frenzied and heady and beastly and lucid. Sounds about right after you get bodied for real, no? - InSession Film EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 5, 2018
3.5/5 63% Neighbors 2: Sorority Rising (2016) [The film] places as much focus on a smart gender twist and sympathetic concerns about how the characters will progress. - Houston Chronicle EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 11, 2018
2.5/5 28% Warcraft (2016) Much trust was placed on Legendary Pictures and the talents courted for "Warcraft" to break the film-to-game curse, but this match has ended with a loss. - Houston Chronicle EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 11, 2018
A 91% Crazy Rich Asians (2018) It seems fair to warn that the film shouldn't be seen on an empty stomach or after an itinerary-less month. - InSession Film EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 10, 2018
B 71% Hold the Dark (2018) In making it difficult for viewers to embrace the frame do Jeremy Saulnier and company find a way to paint "dark" rightly. - InSession Film EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 10, 2018
B- 79% Halloween (2018) Halloween walks with a freakish ability to rouse viewers with little effort, even if afterward ... there's no sign of the chills one once felt when The Shape was first on the loose. - InSession Film EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 10, 2018
D- 32% The Predator (2018) The insulting, or humorous, thing here is not that you've been lied to ... it's that Predator 2 is more engaging than this. Add Predators, too, while we're at it. - InSession Film EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 10, 2018
D+ 66% The Little Stranger (2018) One will wonder whether Lenny Abrahamson has his heart in all this way, way more than whether if the establishment has an (alleged) unwelcoming-presence problem. - InSession Film EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 10, 2018
A 97% Mission: Impossible - Fallout (2018) We might feel like the Road Runner trying to keep up with the proceedings ... but [director/writer Christopher] McQuarrie always has us oriented and, amazingly, whiplash-free. - InSession Film EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 10, 2018
B- 47% Skyscraper (2018) For once, [Dwayne] Johnson's inhabiting of a paragon of a role has little trace of spectacle, that beneath it all lies a person we can confide in and relate to. - InSession Film EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 10, 2018
B 88% Ant-Man and the Wasp (2018) [Evangeline Lilly's] Wasp is the ... provider of the film's backbone and the answer to why part two surpasses the first - if only by half an ant. - InSession Film EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 10, 2018
C- 63% Sicario: Day of the Soldado (2018) And when the main task is to legitimize the new op, or somehow make the heart link up with the left-field workings, Sicario 2, or Soldado, or - inhale - Sicario: Day of the Soldado, responds with static. - InSession Film EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 10, 2018
B- 48% Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom (2018) Buoyed by the Bayona, this film is, and so it would be beyond-smart to have him again when (or if) this planet does go to the dinos. - InSession Film EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 10, 2018
B 69% Ocean's 8 (2018) Everyone in Ocean's 8 aims to impress - not to hear regressive spiel, in other words - and "with zest" plus "with gloss" are the aptest descriptors for how that job went down. - InSession Film EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 10, 2018
C+ 70% Solo: A Star Wars Story (2018) There's enough swashbuckling action to stay for the ride for the rest, but don't be surprised when none of it moves you afterward. - InSession Film EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 10, 2018
C+ 84% Deadpool 2 (2018) Despite still not knowing the family all that well, there's still a desire to see what else Deadpool's House for Dysfunctional Mutants has in its halls. - InSession Film EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 10, 2018
A- 85% Avengers: Infinity War (2018) Although burdened with enough scale that can minimize the meaning of "scale," Infinity War rarely buckles when there are a million ways that it could. Now that's a marvelous show! - InSession Film EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 10, 2018
C- 51% Rampage (2018) [Dwayne Johnson's] Goodall-hearted-in-Salmoni squared-physique appeal isn't enough for Rampage to be a competent exercise in mindless fun. - InSession Film EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 10, 2018
D 44% Pacific Rim Uprising (2018) For all of its demoting and de-specializing of del Toro's print, at least Uprising will still please its friends from across the Pacific. - InSession Film EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 10, 2018
B 52% Tomb Raider (2018) [Alicia] Vikander and director Roar Uthaug's ability to entertain with as much octane as the film's polygon-rich counterpart provides a great shelter for any flaw. - InSession Film EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 10, 2018
C 42% A Wrinkle in Time (2018) There's no dismissing the ambition of DuVernay and company, but tessering is required to be where a better version of the film is screening. - InSession Film EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 10, 2018
B 45% Red Sparrow (2018) Although Red Sparrow places Lawrence the performer at the forefront of its promos ... this is more a showcase for Lawrence the director. - InSession Film EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 10, 2018
A 97% Black Panther (2018) Black Panther demonstrates the result of letting the oft-overlooked give the formula a whirl - marvelous, pun heck-to-the-yes intended. Statement-making, even. - InSession Film EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 10, 2018
B- 64% Peter Rabbit (2018) Save for two sequences where Sony Pictures' take on the jacket-wearing hopper mirrors Beatrix Potter's ... the film operates between fourth and fifth gears. - InSession Film EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 10, 2018
B- 43% Maze Runner: The Death Cure (2018) Thankfully, consolations are present in director Wes Ball's crafting of the high-octane and O'Brien's acting, both of which are at their peak. - InSession Film EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 10, 2018
C+ 56% The Commuter (2018) [Liam] Neeson makes Michael a more sympathetic and clickable soul than the script demands, a warrior still worth rooting for when he stumbles into the Hudson Line's fight club. - InSession Film EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 10, 2018
D 33% Insidious: The Last Key (2018) The fourth trek into The Further resembles what awaits when one duplicate their abode's metallic pass at most Houston Home Depots: a dud. - InSession Film EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 10, 2018
D 48% Downsizing (2017) So far so good; still synapses-igniting and discussion-worthy. Had craft been chosen over concept, Downsizing would have remained so and avoided a spectacular self-immolation. - InSession Film EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 10, 2018
C- 76% Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle (2017) While it doesn't bore the unevenness in its party tricks renders it inferior to that time the jungle comes to New Hampshire. - InSession Film EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 10, 2018
A 91% Star Wars: The Last Jedi (2017) In every aspect conceivable, the film no longer operates between two realms, and the result is the most gratifying big-screen Star Wars experience thus far. - InSession Film EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 10, 2018
A- 91% The Disaster Artist (2017) After The Big Sick and Lady Bird, here is another remarkable tutorial for life delivered through the most outstanding of personalities and the most compact of films. - InSession Film EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 10, 2018
A 97% Coco (2017) Here, the dead are more than just alive; they are festive, hyperkinetic, masters of crooning, sensitive, educative and ... able to get the whole house roaring. - InSession Film EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 10, 2018
A 99% Lady Bird (2017) Lady Bird tells a familiar narrative, but its lead has, rather brilliantly, managed to package it with freshness that entertains and prompts reflection. - InSession Film EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 10, 2018
B 40% Justice League (2017) It's not all spotless due to the CGI and clear occasions where the [Joss] Whedon touch trounces [Zack] Snyder's, but in the end the gears do come together. - InSession Film EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 10, 2018
B+ 93% Thor: Ragnarok (2017) It's just the hit-after-hit of firecracker gags of sight and of speech undermine [Cate] Blanchett's efforts to make Hela sensual-yet-deadly, charismatic-yet-wily. - InSession Film EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 10, 2018
C 27% All I See Is You (2017) All I See is You's commitment to be scenic reflects its forgetfulness to be thrilling. - InSession Film EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 10, 2018
F 7% The Snowman (2017) While The Snowman seems to have a few words about broken families, its more obvious lesson is don't make a movie while alcohol is in the system. - InSession Film EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 10, 2018