Rolling Stone

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Rating Title/Year Author
4.5/5 Atlantics (2019) David Fear Atlantics pulls you into an experience. The empathy machine runs at full speed here. Ada, c'est moi. EDIT
Posted Nov 15, 2019
2/5 The Good Liar (2019) David Fear Yes, you would watch Ian McKellen and Helen Mirren in virtually anything. You just wish it wasn't this. EDIT
Posted Nov 14, 2019
2.5/5 Charlie's Angels (2019) Peter Travers Does the fact that this unwanted update of the Charlie's Angels franchise is less awful than expected make it worth seeing? Hardly. But at least director Elizabeth Banks and her woke angels make this salvage operation go down easy. EDIT
Posted Nov 14, 2019
4/5 Waves (2019) Peter Travers The emotional typhoon unleashed in this family drama is the work of Trey Edward Shults, a major young filmmaker who draws astounding performances from Kelvin Harrison, Jr., Sterling K. Brown and an unforgettable Taylor Russell. EDIT
Posted Nov 13, 2019
4/5 The Report (2019) Peter Travers In what's shaping up as the year of Adam Driver, the 'Marriage Story' star continues his hot streak with a smart, compelling thriller about the Senate investigator who nailed the government for bypassing the law to torture Al Qaeda detainees. EDIT
Posted Nov 13, 2019
4/5 Ford v Ferrari (2019) Peter Travers Vroom! Damon and Bale bring engine-roaring life to this true tale of two racing legends hired by Henry Ford II to build a hot, fast car that can beat Ferrari at Le Mans and pit American crass against Italian class. Fasten your seat belts. EDIT
Posted Nov 13, 2019
3.5/5 I Lost My Body (2019) David Fear It's a romance, a macabre comedy and a PTSD character study without ever feeling like a patchwork. It's a tale of someone trying to become whole again, literally and figuratively. EDIT
Posted Nov 12, 2019
3.5/5 The Kingmaker (2019) David Fear It's a documentary that starts as a nonfiction portrait and ends as a political horror movie. EDIT
Posted Nov 8, 2019
1/5 Last Christmas (2019) David Fear It's the kind of bad that falls somewhere between finding a lump of coal in your stocking and discovering one painfully lodged in your rectum. EDIT
Posted Nov 7, 2019
1.5/5 Midway (2019) Peter Travers Roland Emmerich's take on an epic WW2 naval battle dive bombs on screen by thinking plastering the latest in digital effects over the same war-time movie tropes constitutes a movie. It does not. EDIT
Posted Nov 7, 2019
4/5 Honey Boy (2019) Peter Travers In a dazzling high-wire act as actor and screenwriter, LaBeouf lets loose on his own life as a child star and his relationship with his loose-cannon dad, a role he plays himself in a live-wire performance that jumps off the screen.. EDIT
Posted Nov 7, 2019
3/5 Doctor Sleep (2019) Peter Travers The sequel to Stanley Kubrick's 'The Shining' relies way too much on borrowed inspiration and eventually runs out of steam. But this flawed hybrid of Kubrick and Stephen King still has the stuff to keep you up nights. EDIT
Posted Nov 7, 2019
4.5/5 Marriage Story (2019) Peter Travers How does a small tale of a broken marriage emerge as a major triumph and one of the very best movies of the year? When it's the best film yet from Baumbach with career highs from Driver and Johansson. It'll take a piece out of you. EDIT
Posted Nov 6, 2019
4/5 Synonyms (2018) David Fear This portrait of an ex-pat is also a critique that suggests a citizenship weaned on perpetual life-during-wartime alert might be slightly traumatized. EDIT
Posted Nov 1, 2019
3.5/5 Terminator: Dark Fate (2019) David Fear Who better to rescue [the franchise] than Linda Hamilton? Come with her, beleaguered intellectual property, if you want to live! EDIT
Posted Oct 31, 2019
4/5 Motherless Brooklyn (2019) Peter Travers In filming Jonathan Lethem's novel about a New York gumshoe with Tourette syndrome, writer-producer-director-star Edward Norton shows a few signs of artistic struggle, but nonetheless delivers an ardent and ambitious triumph. EDIT
Posted Oct 31, 2019
5/5 The Irishman (2019) Peter Travers Prepare for fireworks. With this unmissable crime epic, you'll be watching Scorsese at the peak of his powers directing acting giants De Niro, Pacino and Pesci and creating the movie event of the year. EDIT
Posted Oct 30, 2019
2/5 The Current War (2017) David Fear A movie about its making would be compelling, dynamic and a livewire rush. The thing itself is a dead end. EDIT
Posted Oct 28, 2019
2/5 Black and Blue (2019) Peter Travers This bargain-basement 'Training Day' doesn't deserve Naomie Harris EDIT
Posted Oct 22, 2019
3/5 Zombieland: Double Tap (2019) Peter Travers This party-vibe sequel to 2009's 'Zombieland" isn't much of a movie but it sure is irresistible escapism and heaps of fun. EDIT
Posted Oct 18, 2019
1/5 Maleficent: Mistress of Evil (2019) Peter Travers In this melted, wannabe 'Frozen', Angelina Jolie and her cheekbones return to an inert franchise to glare at Michelle Pfeiffer. EDIT
Posted Oct 17, 2019
4/5 The Lighthouse (2019) Peter Travers Two primal performances from Willem Dafoe and Robert Pattinson carry Robert Eggers' second film to glory. Stunningly shot in black and white in the boxy format common in the silent era, The Lighthouse seeps into your bones with a power that won't let go. EDIT
Posted Oct 16, 2019
3.5/5 Jojo Rabbit (2019) Peter Travers You'll laugh, you'll cry - sometimes at the same time. But love or hate Jojo Rabbit, Taika Waititi's hit-and-miss Nazi dramedy is damn near impossible to shake. Our suggestion: Stick with Waititi, he's worth following anywhere. EDIT
Posted Oct 16, 2019
4/5 El Camino: A Breaking Bad Movie (2019) Alan Sepinwall When you have Vince Gilligan operating near the peak of his powers, and taking the time to fix one of the few things the show didn't get quite right, it makes for one hell of an entertaining gift. EDIT
Posted Oct 11, 2019
1.5/5 Gemini Man (2019) Peter Travers In this high-tech downgrade for the great Ang Lee, all the digital fx it takes for Will Smith to mix it up with a "Fresh Prince" version of himself does not compensate for a dull plot, achingly familiar characters and dialogue that's no fun at all. EDIT
Posted Oct 10, 2019
3/5 The King (2019) Peter Travers Chalamet and especially Pattinson do their best to energize and contemporize Aussie director David Michôd's amalgam of Shakespeare's Prince Hal history plays without all that, you know, Shakespeare poetry and purpose. EDIT
Posted Oct 9, 2019
4.5/5 Parasite (2019) Peter Travers Let's just say it: the South Korean auteur Bong Joon Ho is some kind of genius and he tops himself with 'Parasite'-it's explosive filmmaking on every level and one of the cinema high points of 2019 . You won't know what hit you. EDIT
Posted Oct 9, 2019
Jojo Rabbit (2019) David Fear A few minutes in, and you're already choking on your giggles. EDIT
Posted Oct 4, 2019
3.5/5 Dolemite Is My Name (2019) Peter Travers Eddie Murphy's back - front-and-center and full force - in a comedy that pays tribute to the rude-crude-untamed humor of Rudy Ray Moore. Murphy is raw again and I'm delirious. EDIT
Posted Oct 3, 2019
4.5/5 Dolor y gloria (2019) Peter Travers Antonio Banderas gives the performance of his career playing Pedro Almodovar, the director who discovered him. 'Pain and Glory,' suffused with memory and regret, is one of Almodovar's greatest films and a moving tribute to both their talents. EDIT
Posted Oct 1, 2019
4.5/5 Joker (2019) Peter Travers Forget the overhyped controversy, Joker is simply stupendous as entertainment and provocation, with a gut-punch performance by Phoenix that puts a horrifically human face on an iconic comic-book villain. EDIT
Posted Oct 1, 2019
2.5/5 Abominable (2019) Peter Travers The first major co-production between DreamWorks and China's Pearl Studio is a warm and fuzzy animated guide book they could have titled How to Train Your Yeti. It's good family fun as far it goes. It also could have gone further EDIT
Posted Sep 26, 2019
3.5/5 Judy (2019) Peter Travers Renée Zellweger performs miracles playing Judy Garland: singing her heart out, baring her bruised soul and acting with a ferocity that ultimately rises to a state of grace. EDIT
Posted Sep 26, 2019
Madonna: Truth or Dare (1991) Peter Travers You may not leave Truth or Dare loving Madonna, but you'll respect her as a force of nature. EDIT
Posted Sep 24, 2019
3/5 Downton Abbey (2019) Peter Travers The vintage Brits of the popular PBS show are back, in a feature film that doubles as diehard-fan service. And, damn, it is fun to see the old gang again, upstairs and downstairs. EDIT
Posted Sep 19, 2019
4/5 Ad Astra (2019) Peter Travers Brad Pitt and visionary writer-director James Gray concoct a cerebral sci-fi film about fathers and sons that's absolutely enthralling. EDIT
Posted Sep 19, 2019
4/5 Monos (2019) David Fear Call it a collective character study or a perpetual-war film - Monos takes it cues from a number of well-known influences. But there's a specific, singular madness that's completely its own. EDIT
Posted Sep 16, 2019
4/5 American Factory (2019) David Fear American Factory sets out to chart what's supposed to be a test run for the future of the auto industry and an example of positive international relations. It ends up capturing a cross-cultural car wreck in slow motion. EDIT
Posted Sep 13, 2019
1/5 The Goldfinch (2019) Peter Travers To the list of great books mangled by Hollywood, add The Goldfinch. This cinematic assault on Donna Tartt's Pulitzer prize winner misuses gifted actors (Kidman, Elgort, Paulson) to reduce the book to truncated rubble and create a botch job for the ages. EDIT
Posted Sep 12, 2019
4/5 Hustlers (2019) Peter Travers A Best Actress Oscar nomination for Jennifer Lopez? You better believe it. As a stripper who can work a pole better than rivals half her age, Lopez is that dazzling, that deep, that electrifying. This you don't want to miss. EDIT
Posted Sep 11, 2019
Tesis (1996) Jason Newman (The) director Alejandro Amenábar balances actual, terrifying visuals with Hitchcockian red herrings for one of the best debut films in years. The technology might be quaint, but the fear remains resonant. EDIT
Posted Sep 10, 2019
3/5 It: Chapter Two (2019) Peter Travers Almost as scary but not quite as grabby as Chapter One, the grownup second half of Stephen King's horror saga is lifted by a great Bill Hader and Bill Skarsgård's iconic psycho clown Pennywise, but hobbled by a nearly three-hour run time. EDIT
Posted Sep 5, 2019
3.5/5 Untouchable (2019) David Fear The repetitive nature of the testimonies does not make it any easier to hear them. Each is like a fresh pinch of salt being sifted onto a cut, one that refuses to scar over -- it's partially what gives this portrait of a monster its power. EDIT
Posted Sep 3, 2019
3.5/5 Ready or Not (2019) Peter Travers What a decadent blast to watch a comic takedown of the rich done with the rude energy of a horror thriller and the courage of its own manic anti-marriage convictions. EDIT
Posted Aug 23, 2019
4/5 Fiddler: A Miracle of Miracles (2019) Peter Travers Max Lewkowicz's documentary emerges as essential viewing by exposing the behind-the-scenes drama and on-stage magic of 'Fiddler on the Roof,' a musical and cultural landmark whose influence spans nations, races, religions and generations. EDIT
Posted Aug 21, 2019
4/5 Brittany Runs a Marathon (2019) Peter Travers Jillian Bell is a comic force of nature with real dramatic chops in this hilarious and heartfelt tale of a twentysomething whose body mass is heading into the obese zone unless she proves her worth to herself and not just by running the NYC marathon. EDIT
Posted Aug 21, 2019
4/5 Aquarela (2018) Peter Travers Eco-documentary on H20 in the age of climate change - from crumbling icebergs to chaotic hurricanes - is both gorgeous and terrifying. The shape of water, indeed. EDIT
Posted Aug 17, 2019
3.5/5 Light of My Life (2019) David Fear It's not a pretty picture he paints here. But it makes you want Affleck to keep picking up that brush. EDIT
Posted Aug 15, 2019
2.5/5 Where'd You Go, Bernadette (2019) Peter Travers It's the human devastation that gets short shrift in a movie that turns the hot, hilarious, out-for-blood Bernadette into the thing she hates most: conventional. EDIT
Posted Aug 15, 2019
2.5/5 Good Boys (2019) Peter Travers The best and worst thing about this talk-dirty, feel-good attempt to be 'Superbad, Jr' is that it feels like it was written and directed by the 12-year-olds at its center. EDIT
Posted Aug 13, 2019