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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
5/5 99% Hamilton (2020) Hamilton succeeds because it doesn't try to hide the artifice of the theatre...it doesn't seek to be a film. It uses the tools of one medium in order to allow us to experience another - and shockingly little is lost in translation.‐ The Maine Edge
Read More | Posted Jul 5, 2020
3.5/5 64% Eurovision Song Contest: The Story of Fire Saga (2020) [R]elentlessly ridiculous, loose and shaggy and rife with inexplicable accents...a movie that won't be everyone's cup of brennivin, but if you're into it, you will be INTO IT.‐ The Maine Edge
Read More | Posted Jun 28, 2020
2/5 41% Irresistible (2020) There's no edge to this film; rather, it's a vaguely generic and kind of bland paean to the notion of cleaning up the process that never offers any real thoughts about how to do so.‐ The Maine Edge
Read More | Posted Jun 27, 2020
3/5 48% My Spy (2020) Look - like it or not, if you're a pro wrestler who wants to become a movie star, you have to have at least one of these movies on your resume. I don't make the rules. And if I'm Dave Bautista, I'm happy that mine is My Spy. ‐ The Maine Edge
Read More | Posted Jun 26, 2020
5/5 100% Athlete A (2020) Athlete A is a story of institutional rot, a tale of what happens when winning trumps all else...A hard watch, true, but an undeniably important one as well.‐ The Maine Edge
Read More | Posted Jun 25, 2020
4.5/5 70% 7500 (2020) 7500 is an impressive and conceptually engaging piece of filmmaking...Sure, there's a touch of turbulence along the way, but ultimately, this is a soaring cinematic experience.‐ The Maine Edge
Read More | Posted Jun 22, 2020
2.5/5 40% Exit Plan (Selvmords turisten) (2020) Exit Plan is the sort of film that makes one wonder what could have been. There are pieces of an excellent offering here, but they're never fully assembled in a way that represents that potential excellence.‐ The Maine Edge
Read More | Posted Jun 22, 2020
4/5 75% Shoot to Marry (2020) [Shoot to Marry] is an occasionally rambling, sometimes cringe-y and always heartfelt document of Markle's quest to find the person who might help him heal his broken heart and give him what he has always wanted - someone to marry.‐ The Maine Edge
Read More | Posted Jun 18, 2020
5/5 92% Da 5 Bloods (2020) Da 5 Bloods arrives at a time when films of its sort are of particular import...visually stunning and heartbreakingly performed, a cinematic shot to the soul that adeptly illustrates the truth behind the idea that war is hell.‐ The Maine Edge
Read More | Posted Jun 15, 2020
1/5 9% Artemis Fowl (2020) By almost any measure, Artemis Fowl is an abject disaster. It is an ill-conceived and poorly-executed example of putting the franchise cart before the first movie horse.‐ The Maine Edge
Read More | Posted Jun 15, 2020
4.5/5 72% The King of Staten Island (2020) [The King of Staten Island] is funny and touching and surprisingly moving, a much more warts-and-all glimpse of the arrested development that [Judd Apatow] so excels at presenting.‐ The Maine Edge
Read More | Posted Jun 14, 2020
3/5 21% Infamous (2020) Infamous works best when it is focusing on the dynamic between its two leads...[it] evokes a trashball "Romeo and Juliet" vibe - two households, both alike in hillbilly/in the Redneck Riviera, where we lay our scene.‐ The Maine Edge
Read More | Posted Jun 12, 2020
4.5/5 88% Shirley (2020) Shirley is dark and weird, often compelling and occasionally confusing - just like its subject.‐ The Maine Edge
Read More | Posted Jun 8, 2020
0/5 0% The Last Days of American Crime (2020) The Last Days of American Crime is bad and Netflix should feel bad...rambling, ugly, borderline incoherent...the real crime is that this movie even exists in the first place.‐ The Maine Edge
Read More | Posted Jun 6, 2020
3.5/5 82% Mighty Oak (2020) It's a warm and welcoming film, a scrappy, scruffy underdog of a movie that, despite a few issues, will likely leave you with a smile on your face and a song in your heart.‐ The Maine Edge
Read More | Posted Jun 6, 2020
4/5 79% Judy & Punch (2020) [Judy & Punch] gleefully pinballs from comic absurdity to stark social commentary to graphic brutality, all in the space of mere minutes...dark and unsettling and bizarre, shot through with an anarchic sense of humor that borders on Pythonesque.‐ The Maine Edge
Read More | Posted Jun 4, 2020
4/5 95% Spelling the Dream (2020) This is a lovely, light piece of documentary filmmaking featuring a collection of gifted youngsters with their eyes on the prize...Expect to be C-H-A-R-M-E-D by Spelling the Dream.‐ The Maine Edge
Read More | Posted Jun 4, 2020
5/5 92% The Vast of Night (2020) The Vast of Night is the best kind of throwback, one that embraces the sensibility of its inspiration while also creating something that feels fresh...It is atmospheric and creepy - and very good.‐ The Maine Edge
Read More | Posted Jun 1, 2020
3/5 69% The High Note (2020) The High Note is a comfort food-type film, a perfectly cromulent way to pass a couple of hours, but nothing more than that...A decent enough movie, sure, though for me, it's a little pitchy, dawg.‐ The Maine Edge
Read More | Posted May 30, 2020
3/5 100% Man Camp (2020) Man Camp is a shaggy, silly good time that also offers a surprising amount of heart.‐ The Maine Edge
Read More | Posted May 27, 2020
3/5 65% The Lovebirds (2020) You won't love The Lovebirds, but you'll probably like it as a friend.‐ The Maine Edge
Read More | Posted May 26, 2020
3.5/5 50% Scoob! (2020) [Scoob! is] an engaging enough take on the source material, making an effort to stay true to the spirit of the original...If you're someone with fond memories of Scooby and the gang, you're almost certainly going to have a good time.‐ The Maine Edge
Read More | Posted May 18, 2020
1.5/5 41% Capone (2020) Capone is a roadside accident of a movie - unfortunate and potentially gruesome, yet still oddly fascinating to look at...the biggest benefit to having seen it at all is the first-hand knowledge that yes, it really is that bizarre.‐ The Maine Edge
Read More | Posted May 18, 2020
1/5 36% The Wrong Missy (2020) I'll put it this way: the fact that I resent this movie for stealing time from me during a period in my life when time has lost nearly all meaning probably tells you everything you need to know.‐ The Maine Edge
Read More | Posted May 15, 2020
3/5 40% Blood and Money (2020) Blood and Money is a tense trip through the Maine woods, a tale of a hunter becoming the hunted...clearly a passion project...[it] isn't perfect, but it is certainly worth checking out.‐ The Maine Edge
Read More | Posted May 13, 2020
4/5 79% How to Build a Girl (2020) How to Build a Girl might get a little shaggy and ring overly familiar at times, but the quality of work put forth by everyone involved pushes it beyond mere formula.‐ The Maine Edge
Read More | Posted May 10, 2020
4/5 100% Driveways (2019) Driveways is the sort of quiet film that you might initially overlook, but that would be a mistake...a story of sweet, subtle affection and dignity, led by an incredible performance from a man who gave us so many incredible performances.‐ The Maine Edge
Read More | Posted May 7, 2020
4.5/5 97% The Half of It (2020) The Half of It is sweet without being saccharine and heartfelt without sacrificing humor...a charming film that has no qualms with wearing its sincerity on its sleeve...a feel-good love story.‐ The Maine Edge
Read More | Posted May 4, 2020
3.5/5 90% Blood Quantum (2019) Blood Quantum is...deliciously gory and ideologically complex, a blood-and-guts-covered commentary that offers up multi-layered provocation. It's a spurting, sweeping societal allegory unlike anything you've seen.‐ The Maine Edge
Read More | Posted May 3, 2020
4/5 93% Bad Education (2019) Bad Education is a smart, sharp telling of a true story, one whose compelling real-life narrative is elevated by great performances, including a top-five career turn from Hugh Jackman.‐ The Maine Edge
Read More | Posted Apr 27, 2020
4/5 68% Extraction (2020) Extraction is two hours of shoot-em-up excitement, a big and loud action offering that asks only that you hang on and enjoy the ride...Formulaic? Maybe. Fun? Absolutely.‐ The Maine Edge
Read More | Posted Apr 26, 2020
4/5 90% The Willoughbys (2020) [The Willoughbys is] undeniably fun, with a fantastic and engaging visual aesthetic - loads of bright colors and silliness...[and some] shadows mixed in with the sunshine.‐ The Maine Edge
Read More | Posted Apr 24, 2020
4/5 100% Jump Shot: The Kenny Sailors Story (2020) Jump Shot offers us an engaging glimpse at a largely forgotten piece of sports history. The story of Kenny Sailors, both as a ballplayer and as a man, is one that deserves to be told.‐ The Maine Edge
Read More | Posted Apr 20, 2020
4/5 89% Selah and the Spades (2020) Selah and the Spades is a wonderful transposition of high school movies and crime films, finding a way to fully occupy the relatively snug overlap in that Venn diagram.‐ The Maine Edge
Read More | Posted Apr 19, 2020
4/5 80% Tigertail (2020) Lushly shot and beautifully performed ... Tigertail is a thoughtful meditation on one type of immigrant experience, one that illustrates the sacrifices that are made for the mere promise of a new life.‐ The Maine Edge
Read More | Posted Apr 13, 2020
3/5 31% Love Wedding Repeat (2020) Call this one Four Weddings and a Groundhog Day ... Love. Wedding. Repeat. isn't nearly as clever as the more successful attempts at the notion, but it doesn't really have to be.‐ The Maine Edge
Read More | Posted Apr 12, 2020
1.5/5 20% Coffee & Kareem (2020) Near as I can figure, [ Coffee & Kareem] exists because someone thought that was a funny title and decided to reverse-engineer a film from there...a lukewarm and forgettable cup of movie.‐ The Maine Edge
Read More | Posted Apr 5, 2020
5/5 100% Crip Camp: A Disability Revolution (2020) Sweet, smart and starkly honest, Crip Camp is not just the best documentary of 2020 - it might be the best film, full stop. See this movie.‐ The Maine Edge
Read More | Posted Mar 30, 2020
4/5 93% Uncorked (2020) Uncorked is a heartfelt film with notes of humor, a father/son blend with just a hint of class consciousness...pairing well with either comedy or drama. A few minor imperfections, yes, but a bold statement from an up-and-coming vintner.‐ The Maine Edge
Read More | Posted Mar 29, 2020
5/5 98% Blow the Man Down (2020) Blow the Man Down is an exceptional piece of work...There's something wonderfully Coen brothers-esque about it all - high praise for a first feature, but praise well-earned.‐ The Maine Edge
Read More | Posted Mar 24, 2020
3.5/5 85% Big Time Adolescence (2020) Big Time Adolescence isn't groundbreaking, but it doesn't need to be. It is an eminently watchable film with a few laughs and a few tears - and anyone who has ever dealt with growing up will recognize at least some part of their own journey.‐ The Maine Edge
Read More | Posted Mar 22, 2020
4/5 83% The Platform (El Hoyo) (2019) The Platform is about as subtle as a punch in the face, but that's by design. It's social commentary via blunt instrument, using genre trappings and pitch-black satire as a club, bashing at its targets with barely restrained glee.‐ The Maine Edge
Read More | Posted Mar 20, 2020
2.5/5 56% The Hunt (2020) [T]he film simply doesn't commit enough to its ideals to be anything other than an incoherent jumble. Thematically, tonally, stylistically - it lacks consistency in every respect.‐ The Maine Edge
Read More | Posted Mar 18, 2020
2/5 31% Bloodshot (2020) [A]n utter misfire of a movie, an attempt at franchise-building that fails to even build a workable foundation...it's difficult to articulate just how completely everyone involved missed the target. Bloodshot should have bled out.‐ The Maine Edge
Read More | Posted Mar 18, 2020
4/5 87% Emma. (2020) [T]his latest incarnation of [Emma] captures the spirited satire of the original while also freely indulging in a rampant tweeness that suits the story's soul surprisingly well...a smart and sharp film, clever and sweet and just strange enough.‐ The Maine Edge
Read More | Posted Mar 15, 2020
2.5/5 38% Spenser Confidential (2020) It's a throwback movie, one reminiscent of the Reagan-era action thrillers from which it draws its inspiration...Spenser Confidential isn't good, but it is a good time.‐ The Maine Edge
Read More | Posted Mar 15, 2020
4/5 84% The Way Back (2020) The Way Back is pretty standard sports movie fare, but the excellent and heartbreaking work of Ben Affleck turns it into something more...an absolute slam dunk.‐ The Maine Edge
Read More | Posted Mar 15, 2020
4/5 88% Onward (2020) In the end, it's simple - Onward is very good. It just isn't quite great, and greatness is what we've come to expect from Pixar.‐ The Maine Edge
Read More | Posted Mar 15, 2020
5/5 91% The Invisible Man (2020) The Invisible Man is horror filmmaking of the finest kind ... a smart, self-aware work that is both frightening and provocative, an of-the-moment work of art that exquisitely updates a genre classic.‐ The Maine Edge
Read More | Posted Mar 4, 2020
0.5/5 38% Impractical Jokers: The Movie (2020) If you pay money to go to a theater and see Impractical Jokers: The Movie, then guess what? The joke's on you.‐ The Maine Edge
Read More | Posted Mar 4, 2020