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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
3/4 81% Synchronic (2020) A great buddy relationship is at the center of a film full of big ideas and psychedelic journeys. ‐ Chicago Sun-Times
Read More | Posted Oct 23, 2020
3/4 80% White Noise (2020) The value of this documentary is in seeing these how these hate hucksters operate.‐ Chicago Sun-Times
Read More | Posted Oct 23, 2020
3.5/4 100% 537 Votes (2020) Corben recognizes this is serious business, but it's also something of a non-fiction heist movie and a character study of some fascinating figures.‐ Chicago Sun-Times
Read More | Posted Oct 21, 2020
3/4 84% Borat: Subsequent Moviefilm (2020) Borat is an idiot, but "Borat Subsequent Moviefilm" ends on a pretty smart note.‐ Chicago Sun-Times
Read More | Posted Oct 21, 2020
2/4 50% The Witches (2020) The special effects are first-rate and the performances are way over the top yet entertaining, but "The Witches" is far too disturbing for young children and not edgy enough to captivate adults.‐ Chicago Sun-Times
Read More | Posted Oct 21, 2020
3.5/4 93% Belushi (2020) Belushi profiles the great Chicago-born actor and singer with the help of animation, tapes of vintage interviews and even his personal letters to his wife.‐ Chicago Sun-Times
Read More | Posted Oct 16, 2020
3/4 33% The Devil Has a Name (2020) [The Devil Has a Name] is not your average legal thriller... with an eclectic mix of actors playing the heroes and villains, most of them peculiar in some way.‐ Chicago Sun-Times
Read More | Posted Oct 16, 2020
2/4 41% Honest Thief (2020) The romance is sweet, but the action is nowhere near plausible. ‐ Chicago Sun-Times
Read More | Posted Oct 16, 2020
3/4 65% Bad Hair (2020) [A] satirical horror film with big laughs and some genuine scares.‐ Chicago Sun-Times
Read More | Posted Oct 16, 2020
2.5/4 45% Rebecca (2020) An overwrought and underwhelming psychological thriller.‐ Chicago Sun-Times
Read More | Posted Oct 15, 2020
3/4 No Score Yet Wild Card: The Downfall of a Radio Loudmouth (2020) Director-producers Martin Dunn and Marie McGovern know a good story and how to tell it.‐ Chicago Sun-Times
Read More | Posted Oct 9, 2020
2/4 44% A Rainy Day in New York (2020) ...this is a superb cast that knows how to put the right spin on clever dialogue - even when they're playing thinly drawn characters in a dated and unnecessary story.‐ Chicago Sun-Times
Read More | Posted Oct 9, 2020
1.5/4 48% Hubie Halloween (2020) Sandler surely knew this mildly offensive, juvenile celebration of cheap scares, slapstick gags and bodily function "jokes" was sure to land near the bottom of the large pile of terrible movies starring [himself].‐ Chicago Sun-Times
Read More | Posted Oct 9, 2020
3/4 88% Save Yourselves! (2020) Even the smaller touches in Save Yourselves! ring true...a wry social commentary...‐ Chicago Sun-Times
Read More | Posted Oct 7, 2020
3/4 68% The Glorias (2020) ...there's much to be admired about The Glorias, including the very different but equally powerful performances by Vikander and Moore, and the staging of some landmark moments in Steinem's life...‐ Chicago Sun-Times
Read More | Posted Oct 5, 2020
3.5/4 81% The Boys in the Band (2020) ...filled with stingingly vicious repartee as nearly every character depends on cleverness as a defense mechanism.‐ Chicago Sun-Times
Read More | Posted Oct 5, 2020
3.5/4 86% On The Rocks (2020) The two great comic stars quip their way through some snappy dialogue and amusing screwball comedy.‐ Chicago Sun-Times
Read More | Posted Oct 5, 2020
4/4 98% Spontaneous (2020) Dark but astute, the twisted high school romance is full of clever touches and ends on a surprisingly wise note. ‐ Chicago Sun-Times
Read More | Posted Oct 5, 2020
4/4 93% Kingdom of Silence (2020) ...as much about the complicated, co-dependent and sometimes toxic relationship between the United States and Saudi Arabia as it about the man himself.‐ Chicago Sun-Times
Read More | Posted Oct 5, 2020
3.5/4 No Score Yet Dreaming Grand Avenue (2020) ...a highly original depiction of the city...‐ Chicago Sun-Times
Read More | Posted Sep 25, 2020
3/4 83% Misbehaviour (2020) Keira Knightley and Jessie Buckley achieve both laughs and drama...‐ Chicago Sun-Times
Read More | Posted Sep 25, 2020
2/4 19% Ava (2020) As the plot grows increasingly convoluted and borderline laughable, Chastain is steady as she goes, playing a character who's worthy of a film franchise in a movie nowhere near deserving a sequel. ‐ Chicago Sun-Times
Read More | Posted Sep 25, 2020
4/4 91% The Trial of the Chicago 7 (2020) This is not a documentary; it's a dramatization of events that resonates with great power while containing essential truths, and it's one of the best movies of the year.‐ Chicago Sun-Times
Read More | Posted Sep 24, 2020
3.5/4 48% Lost Girls & Love Hotels (2020) This is one of the better intimate dramas of the year. ‐ Chicago Sun-Times
Read More | Posted Sep 24, 2020
3/4 62% Blackbird (2020) The moving melodrama is bolstered by an outstanding cast...‐ Chicago Sun-Times
Read More | Posted Sep 18, 2020
3/4 86% The Way I See It (2020) At times [it] comes close to sounding like a Democratic Party promotional video, especially in the late stretches, but Porter is a talented director who knows every picture tells a story, and boy does Pete Souza have a story to tell.‐ Chicago Sun-Times
Read More | Posted Sep 18, 2020
2/4 28% Antebellum (2020) A well-made drama on slavery's horrors builds to an exasperating ending...After all the sadistic violence, the big twist is a big bust.‐ Chicago Sun-Times
Read More | Posted Sep 18, 2020
3/4 88% The Nest (2020) There's beauty in the small moments of this downbeat and dark family drama. ‐ Chicago Sun-Times
Read More | Posted Sep 18, 2020
3.5/4 67% Tom of Your Life (2020) Baize Buzan hits every acting note she reaches for in a memorably grounded performance as Jess.‐ Chicago Sun-Times
Read More | Posted Sep 17, 2020
3/4 86% Robin's Wish (2020) The man who gave so much joy to so many millions spent his last years burdened by unbearable and inexplicable sorrow. What a world.‐ Chicago Sun-Times
Read More | Posted Sep 11, 2020
3.5/4 64% The Devil All the Time (2020) Once all the pieces are in place and we see the big picture, we're left with admiration for director/co-writer Antonio Campos' ability to weave a memorably brooding film from Donald Ray Pollock's novel of the same name.‐ Chicago Sun-Times
Read More | Posted Sep 11, 2020
3/4 63% I Am Woman (2020) Checks off just about every cliché imaginable - and yet wins us over, in large part due to the star-power performance of Tilda Cobham-Hervey as Reddy.‐ Chicago Sun-Times
Read More | Posted Sep 9, 2020
3/4 78% The Broken Hearts Gallery (2020) Even as "Broken Hearts Gallery" travels down a well-worn path, it retains a certain freshness.‐ Chicago Sun-Times
Read More | Posted Sep 9, 2020
3/4 91% The Short History of the Long Road (2020) Lyrical and melancholy and visually stunning...‐ Chicago Sun-Times
Read More | Posted Sep 9, 2020
3.5/4 74% Mulan (2020) The international cast is nothing short of great, led by Yifei Liu's movie star turn as a boundaries-shattering, stereotype-defying hero-warrior for her time and for ours.‐ Chicago Sun-Times
Read More | Posted Sep 3, 2020
3/4 87% You Cannot Kill David Arquette (2020) There's no doubting Arquette's sincere desire to learn the sport and craft of wrestling, to get into shape, to resuscitate his career, to make his family proud.‐ Chicago Sun-Times
Read More | Posted Aug 28, 2020
1/4 24% The Binge (2020) No amount of booze could make this Hulu teen comedy seem funny.‐ Chicago Sun-Times
Read More | Posted Aug 28, 2020
3.5/4 92% The Personal History of David Copperfield (2020) ...filled with clever if obvious commentary on institutionalized class snobbery.‐ Chicago Sun-Times
Read More | Posted Aug 28, 2020
3/4 85% #Unfit: The Psychology of Donald Trump (2020) The illuminating film, more personal than political, argues that psychiatrists have a duty to speak out on the president's more disturbing behavior...‐ Chicago Sun-Times
Read More | Posted Aug 28, 2020
3/4 62% Fatima (2020) In the flourishing faith-based movie genre, this is one of the better ones.‐ Chicago Sun-Times
Read More | Posted Aug 28, 2020
3/4 80% I'm Thinking of Ending Things (2020) Charlie Kaufman gives a novel his usual peculiar spin in one of the year's most creative films.‐ Chicago Sun-Times
Read More | Posted Aug 28, 2020
3/4 87% Get Duked! (2020) Get Duked! is good stoner comedy fun, and quite the promising debut from a rookie filmmaker.‐ Chicago Sun-Times
Read More | Posted Aug 28, 2020
2/4 82% Bill & Ted Face the Music (2020) Suffering through "Bill & Ted Face the Music" is like attending a reunion concert of a two-hit wonder band you loved in high school, and realizing their original material wasn't all that great in the first place.‐ Chicago Sun-Times
Read More | Posted Aug 27, 2020
3.5/4 71% Tenet (2020) Working from his own labyrinthine screenplay, Nolan (along with cinematographer Hoyte van Hoytema and the special effects crew) has great fun with elaborate set pieces...‐ Chicago Sun-Times
Read More | Posted Aug 26, 2020
3/4 78% The 24th (2020) An important reminder of a dark chapter in American history. It is an unflinching look at grotesque bigotry toward young Black American patriots who only wanted to serve their country...‐ Chicago Sun-Times
Read More | Posted Aug 24, 2020
3.5/4 60% Tesla (2020) Jolts of creative whimsy electrify a delightfully oddball biopic...Amid the anachronisms and fourth-wall breaking, there's a great performance by Ethan Hawke as the futuristic visionary.‐ Chicago Sun-Times
Read More | Posted Aug 21, 2020
2.5/4 88% Words on Bathroom Walls (2020) Meant to dramatize the effects of mental illness, the hero's three imaginary friends come off as caricature.‐ Chicago Sun-Times
Read More | Posted Aug 21, 2020
4/4 94% Desert One (2020) Director Kopple has obtained never-before-heard audio of communications between Carter and the military command, and it's absolutely chilling to hear the president's reactions...‐ Chicago Sun-Times
Read More | Posted Aug 21, 2020
3/4 70% The One and Only Ivan (2020) ...the visuals are truly impressive and the story has an uplifting arc, and oh do these actors have fun hamming it up.‐ Chicago Sun-Times
Read More | Posted Aug 21, 2020
3/4 71% Cut Throat City (2020) "Cut Throat City" ends on a note that's too clever by half, but that doesn't undercut all the vibrant, rough-edged, impressive storytelling that led to that moment.‐ Chicago Sun-Times
Read More | Posted Aug 18, 2020