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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
69% The High Note (2020) Even though it is filled with showbiz cliche's, Tracee Ellis Ross nails it as a legendary diva Grace Davis, and her personal assistant Maggie, (Dakota Johnson) fighting the mysogynistic music industry. ‐ Movies and Shakers
Read More | Posted May 27, 2020
66% The Lovebirds (2020) Not your best romcom, but Kumail Nanjiani and Issa Rae make this film a pleasant distraction. Both Nanjiani and Rae are enormously talented, but the comedy is not as funny as it should have been. ‐ Movies and Shakers
Read More | Posted May 26, 2020
28% Inheritance (2020) If you make it to the last act, the plot finally leads to a climax of sorts. But this patently absurd plot plays slow and dull. Bury this one.‐ Movies and Shakers
Read More | Posted May 22, 2020
98% Come As You Are (2020) What a sweet, surprisingly funny buddy road trip of three men with disabilities hell bent on losing their virginity. This film is enlightening, respectful and smart.‐ Movies and Shakers
Read More | Posted May 18, 2020
93% Becoming (2020) This former First Lady doesn't settle any scores here, following her mantra, "When they go low, you go high." The film is well constructed so that you'll understand what it's like to be with a political rock star on a high-powered book tour.‐ Movies and Shakers
Read More | Posted May 12, 2020
47% Arkansas (2020) While Arkansas may have aspired to have some Coen Brothers or Quentin Tarantino-esque flavor, Clark Duke's first outing is an uneven, at times entertaining, and often exasperating, corn-pone crime-drama.‐ Movies and Shakers
Read More | Posted May 12, 2020
79% How to Build a Girl (2020) Feldstein is sexy and sassy playing 16-year-old Johanna, but there are some flaws. Feldstein is relatable enough, though, in reality, much older, and her sweet, soft, not always spot-on English accent takes some getting used to. ‐ Movies and Shakers
Read More | Posted May 12, 2020
87% Working Man (2020) Here's a timely portrait of a man who just wants to keep working which is certainly relevant in this time of the Coronavirus Pandemic. First time Director Robert Jury took 10 years to write a film with grit and compassion ‐ Movies and Shakers
Read More | Posted May 5, 2020
87% The Infiltrators (2020) At times this mashup of a docu-drama is a little confusing, but bares the desperation of immigrants still present today. Ibarra and Rivera have created a riveting piece of filmmaking that definitely grabs you.‐ Movies and Shakers
Read More | Posted May 1, 2020
84% Deerskin (2020) "Clothes Make the Man" was never truer than this curiously, absurd French black comedy that holds your attention for 77 minutes. Quentin Dupieux (Rubber) makes a deerskin jacket a character in itself.‐ Movies and Shakers
Read More | Posted May 1, 2020
64% Planet of the Humans (2020) Gibbs certainly knows his subject and he cares. But his delivery needed more energy to keep the audience engaged. Gibbs does not deliver the visuals and the information like Moore does, with humor and sarcasm.‐ Movies and Shakers
Read More | Posted Apr 27, 2020
89% Selah and the Spades (2020) This stunning debut feature from writer-director Tayarisha Poe proves that Power corrupts and absolute power corrupts absolutely. It's as true for dictators as well as for Selah Summers, a preppy high school crime boss à la Tony Soprano. ‐ Movies and Shakers
Read More | Posted Apr 16, 2020
41% Endings, Beginnings (2020) This film is kind of a structural mess, but it does showcase Woodley's dramatic talent. She adds a myriad of layers to this mixed up young struggling woman finally facing herself.‐ Movies and Shakers
Read More | Posted Apr 16, 2020
98% Extra Ordinary (2020) Rose is adorably charming throughout and Forte is devilishly good playing a total wack job in this bizarro ghostly romp. This paranormal party has spirit. ‐ Movies and Shakers
Read More | Posted Apr 10, 2020
70% Butt Boy (2020) Cornack's Butt Boy is a boring character and the movie is slow and nasty. It's a little reminiscent of Jonah and the Whale, but decidedly more disgusting.‐ Movies and Shakers
Read More | Posted Apr 8, 2020
99% Never Rarely Sometimes Always (2020) This is not the most comfortable film to watch. At first, you might not get drawn in, but eventually, the young women in this film won't let you turn away.‐ Movies and Shakers
Read More | Posted Apr 2, 2020
100% Crip Camp: A Disability Revolution (2020) These past campers are an inspiration. The film shows how going to this camp not only changed their lives, but attitudes that continue to make life easier for others who have been marginalized way too long.‐ Movies and Shakers
Read More | Posted Mar 27, 2020
89% Critical Thinking (2020) Leguizamo, as director, creates a chess game within a chess-game film. He manages to keep multiple story threads in play as he allows us to see the challenges each member of his team faces away from the chess table and then ties them all together‐ Movies and Shakers
Read More | Posted Mar 27, 2020
56% Resistance (2020) Venezuelan Writer/Director Jonathan Jakubowicz cast Jesse Eisenberg who steps up to the challenge playing the mime in this tense thriller as part of this powerful ensemble cast. ‐ Movies and Shakers
Read More | Posted Mar 26, 2020
100% International Falls (2020) Director Amber McGinnis, in her first feature, with Writer Thomas Ward creates some good character development, but the film has its flaws and is more a sarcastic look at comedy, with tragic overtones. ‐ Movies and Shakers
Read More | Posted Mar 22, 2020
77% The Banker (2020) Even though The Banker stars A-list actors, Anthony Mackie, Samuel L. Jackson, and Nicholas Hoult, this film about African American bankers in the 1960's is just not on the money. ‐ Movies and Shakers
Read More | Posted Mar 21, 2020
49% Run This Town (2020) This story of a rookie reporter tries to blow the lid on a mysogynist, racist, crackhead Mayor. But the script and its execution has its problems.‐ Movies and Shakers
Read More | Posted Mar 19, 2020
84% Inside the Rain (2020) This movie is an off-beat romantic comedy focusing on a bi-polar young man who can't get out of his own way. Although engaging, sometimes, Writer/Director Aaron Fisher's script can't get out of its own way. ‐ Movies and Shakers
Read More | Posted Mar 16, 2020
92% The Invisible Man (2020) This film is relentless with a #metoo trope in that the director keeps showing Moss as Cecilia strong physically and mentally. What makes it white-knuckle-worthy is that you can't see her enemy, nor can she.‐ Movies and Shakers
Read More | Posted Mar 8, 2020
38% Wendy (2020) This film is pure fantasy and can be very confusing. If you just come for the magical images and beautiful, youthful faces, it may keep your attention. The story does not follow through well and is not as engaging as Zeitlin's previous film. ‐ Movies and Shakers
Read More | Posted Mar 8, 2020
88% Onward (2020) Onward lacks the Pixar-worthy tech "Wow" and soul touching story of Up, WALL-E, or Inside Out. But, that said, this film is still better than most animated entertainment currently on the market. Eventually, it will touch your heart.‐ Movies and Shakers
Read More | Posted Mar 8, 2020
86% Emma. (2020) Director Austin de Wilde's pace is a little choppy at first, with the score so loud, it overpowers the clever repartée. But once you get to know the personalities of these up-tight English characters, it becomes a fun romp.‐ Movies and Shakers
Read More | Posted Feb 29, 2020
91% The Assistant (2020) Don't let the low key vibe betray the intense grip this movie has for any woman aspiring to make her way and succeed in any career. Writer/Director Kitty Green's first feature film is quiet, but powerfully loud. ‐ Movies and Shakers
Read More | Posted Feb 28, 2020
36% The Night Clerk (2020) Tye Sheridan, in an unusual role, plays Bart well as a tech savvy young man with Asperger's syndrome. The young actor obviously studied well and is convincing. But is this film? ‐ Movies and Shakers
Read More | Posted Feb 28, 2020
40% The Song of Names (2019) The explanation of what the title (Song of Names) really means should have been a climax for this script, but it is a prelude to the final act that is unsatisfying; much like the whole film. ‐ Movies and Shakers
Read More | Posted Feb 28, 2020
81% Once Were Brothers: Robbie Robertson and The Band (2020) Robertson, mostly sitting alone, talks to the camera and it works, along with the archival footage and interviews with the iconic rock stars who credit the band with their inspiration and influence. ‐ Movies and Shakers
Read More | Posted Feb 28, 2020
37% Downhill (2020) This film is neither as funny, nor as picturesque as the original. We saw it at the Sundance premiere with Q & A with the Writer/Directors and cast who were more entertaining on stage than the movie was on screen. ‐ Movies and Shakers
Read More | Posted Feb 13, 2020
78% Birds of Prey (And the Fantabulous Emancipation of One Harley Quinn) (2020) Robbie has this anti-heroine's persona just right, doing disgusting deeds with a big grin. She's even cute! This is one colorful, bad ass female action adventure with an ensemble that will be fun to follow again.‐ Movies and Shakers
Read More | Posted Feb 9, 2020
89% 1917 (2020) The lasting memories of this film combine the two actors enduring scene after scene of astonishingly wrenching and suspenseful episodes along with the intimate long-shot technique.‐ Movies and Shakers
Read More | Posted Jan 7, 2020
92% Uncut Gems (2019) Watching Adam Sandler is like watching a sped up version of dodge ball, talking non-stop to justify his every move. And once you get into his rhythm, it's hard to look away.‐ Movies and Shakers
Read More | Posted Jan 3, 2020
95% Little Women (2019) Greta Gerwig's realization of this mid 19th century novel proves to be as relevant, relatable, and heartwarming today, and it's not just a chick flick. Writer/Director Gerwig has elegantly visualized, and updated this classic.‐ Movies and Shakers
Read More | Posted Dec 24, 2019
21% Cats (2019) It would be more entertaining to see frolicking You Tube kittens than this film of a musical that played better on the stage. You never believe the actors in their roles. It's stilted, pretend acting, diverting your attention to inconsequential things.‐ Movies and Shakers
Read More | Posted Dec 19, 2019
52% Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker (2019) The script by Abrams and Chris Terrio has so much ground to cover that the enterprise becomes a manic exercise trying to fit in plot points while stuffing the screen with hyper-battles, light speed space travel, and audio pounding explosions. ‐ Movies and Shakers
Read More | Posted Dec 19, 2019
70% Bombshell (2019) The title more than lives up to the dual meaning associated with the term. Three stunning blond women took on Fox News and Roger Ailes in a real life dramatization that is both disturbing and enthralling.‐ Movies and Shakers
Read More | Posted Dec 18, 2019
76% Richard Jewell (2019) Impressive acting performances by Paul Walter Hauser as Jewell, Kathy Bates as his mother and Sam Rockwell as their lawyer get hampered by the ham-handed script pushing Eastwood's conspiracy fixations. ‐ Movies and Shakers
Read More | Posted Dec 14, 2019
82% Queen & Slim (2019) Melina Matsoukas not only fully develops her characters, but the challenges facing the Black community today and attitudes that still have not changed in terms of police brutality and civil rights. ‐ Movies and Shakers
Read More | Posted Dec 11, 2019
71% Jumanji: The Next Level (2019) Can't say we're waiting breathlessly for another Jumanji, but this one is entertaining enough, especially with an expanded star-studded cast playing multiple characters working their charms.‐ Movies and Shakers
Read More | Posted Dec 10, 2019
72% The Aeronauts (2019) Despite the fact that this story is embellished from what really occurred,it's a great ride with breathtaking cinematic vistas and a breathless landing. We recommend you see if they stick it.‐ Movies and Shakers
Read More | Posted Dec 6, 2019
98% Portrait of a Lady on Fire (Portrait de la jeune fille en feu) (2020) This film is a work of art and the catalyst for this masterpiece of female filmmaking is lesbian love. It is a sensual, passionate period piece where each frame is visually composed worthy of being put-on display in any gallery. ‐ Movies and Shakers
Read More | Posted Dec 5, 2019
96% A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood (2019) Heller chose to show who Mister Rogers through the eyes of a skeptic, which is effective in its own way. Even though this is a much darker take, Heller and Hanks do a more than credible job making this a touching, feel-good movie by the end.‐ Movies and Shakers
Read More | Posted Nov 29, 2019
97% Knives Out (2019) Knives Out is Razor sharp! Writer/Director Rian Johnson has assembled a rogues gallery of a lovable hateful family played by A-listers who feasted on this project. This is Rian Johnson's homage to Agatha Christie ‐ Movies and Shakers
Read More | Posted Nov 22, 2019
77% Frozen II (2019) Gorgeous animation and likable sidekick characters can't save this follow-up effort from coming in a distant second to the original.‐ Movies and Shakers
Read More | Posted Nov 21, 2019
83% Waves (2019) Shults makes this a warning for families. But as a lesson in communication and forgiveness, this difficult to watch film is worth the effort ‐ Movies and Shakers
Read More | Posted Nov 21, 2019
92% Ford v Ferrari (2019) Whether you're a car buff or not, this story about friendship and determination is totally engaging, putting you in the driver's seat, pedal to the metal, at nearly 200 mph for a riveting 2 and a half hours. ‐ Movies and Shakers
Read More | Posted Nov 14, 2019
51% Charlie's Angels (2019) In the year of the woman, this is a piece of fluff that relies on action and snide repartée with lots of glamour to sell Charlie's Angels. But strong women don't always turn out a strong movie.‐ Movies and Shakers
Read More | Posted Nov 14, 2019