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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
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 66% 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 42% 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 42% 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 96% 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 91% 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 99% 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 84% 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 82% 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 86% 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 92% 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
3.5/5 61% The Call of the Wild (2020) Ultimately, this is a story that kids and parents alike will find palatable, if perhaps not the most exciting entertainment ever made.‐ The Maine Edge
Read More | Posted Feb 26, 2020
1/5 9% Brahms: The Boy II (2020) Brahms: The Boy II simply doesn't work, an uninteresting and uninspired offering that is absent of scares. It's no lullaby, but it will still put you to sleep.‐ The Maine Edge
Read More | Posted Feb 26, 2020
3/5 64% Sonic the Hedgehog (2020) Sonic the Hedgehog is perfectly acceptable kiddie entertainment, which is a far superior outcome to what I anticipated...not good, but not bad. And for a video game movie, that's pretty good.‐ The Maine Edge
Read More | Posted Feb 20, 2020
1/5 8% Fantasy Island (2020) Ultimately, Fantasy Island suffers because it utterly fails to follow through on its promise...if this is the best you can do in terms of your fantasies, you are sadly lacking in imagination.‐ The Maine Edge
Read More | Posted Feb 20, 2020
1/5 37% Downhill (2020) It's remarkable that a film featuring so many mountains could be so utterly flat. In the end, they may as well have titled it Force Mineure.‐ The Maine Edge
Read More | Posted Feb 20, 2020
4/5 78% Birds of Prey (And the Fantabulous Emancipation of One Harley Quinn) (2020) Birds of Prey isn't quite great, but it is really good. And REALLY fun. Ultimately, isn't that what you want from a movie like this?‐ The Maine Edge
Read More | Posted Feb 11, 2020
3/5 72% Horse Girl (2020) Horse Girl is a strange movie ... It might not always make sense, but it still works; it's the kind of movie that'll leave you scratching your head ... in a (mostly) good way.‐ The Maine Edge
Read More | Posted Feb 11, 2020
1.5/5 28% The Rhythm Section (2020) The Rhythm Section ... wastes a pretty good Blake Lively on a generic replacement-level thriller that can't get out of its own narrative way. Rest assured, the rhythm is NOT gonna get you.‐ The Maine Edge
Read More | Posted Feb 6, 2020
2.5/5 64% Gretel & Hansel (2020) [F]or every challenging, provocative moment, there's another bit of formulaic boilerplate. The result is a movie that is wildly uneven and never settles into any kind of real groove.‐ The Maine Edge
Read More | Posted Feb 6, 2020
5/5 99% Parasite (Gisaengchung) (2019) Parasite is staggeringly good, a remarkable piece of filmmaking that immerses and unnerves. Bong Joon Ho's direction is that of a maestro, of an auteur unleashed.‐ The Maine Edge
Read More | Posted Jan 30, 2020
1/5 12% The Turning (2020) At the end of the day, The Turning you should do is toward another movie. Otherwise? You're screwed. ‐ The Maine Edge
Read More | Posted Jan 30, 2020
4/5 75% The Gentlemen (2020) This one probably won't pull any converts, but if you're already down with Ritchie's oeuvre, you're going to have a blast.‐ The Maine Edge
Read More | Posted Jan 30, 2020
1/5 14% Dolittle (2020) Dolittle is a big-budget misfire, a CGI-riddled wreck...listless and unfunny...It condescends to its audience, unconcerned with how generally stupid it all is. It is very, very bad. But hey - it's still better than Cats.‐ The Maine Edge
Read More | Posted Jan 23, 2020
4/5 77% Bad Boys for Life (2020) Bad Boys for Life might not be a great movie in the grander sense, but it is a great example of the kind of movie it seeks to be...fun and absurd in all the right action movie ways, an enjoyable throwback.‐ The Maine Edge
Read More | Posted Jan 23, 2020
5/5 89% 1917 (2020) [A] movie for the ages. I've never seen anything quite like 1917 - and neither have you.‐ The Maine Edge
Read More | Posted Jan 16, 2020
2.5/5 48% Underwater (2020) Underwater could have been nothing more than an oceanic Alien, a poor replica purchased off a blanket spread out on a sidewalk. But thanks to the presence of Stewart, the proceedings are elevated just enough.‐ The Maine Edge
Read More | Posted Jan 16, 2020
5/5 92% Uncut Gems (2019) With an engaging and occasionally surprising visual style and a career-best performance from Adam Sandler, Uncut Gems is truly precious...a gut-punch of a movie.‐ The Maine Edge
Read More | Posted Jan 9, 2020
5/5 95% Little Women (2019) [N]ot only is Little Women a good film, it is a GREAT film...Charming and clever, it's simultaneously timeless and modern in a most exquisite way.‐ The Maine Edge
Read More | Posted Jan 9, 2020