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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
3/4 70% Double Lover (L'amant double) (2018) "The whole thing is the sort of enjoyable high-class trash that only the French seem to be able to get away with. " ‐ Capital Times (Madison, WI)
Posted Feb 16, 2018
3.5/4 No Score Yet 2018 Oscar Nominated Short Films, Live Action with Select Animation "It's a particularly strong collection of films this year. " ‐ Capital Times (Madison, WI)
Posted Feb 12, 2018
100% Faces Places (Visages, villages) (2017) "In almost every instance, the artists use their whimsy to celebrate and elevate the working class, the massive portraits suggesting that farmers and factory workers are as worthy of admiration as princes and politicians. " ‐ Capital Times (Madison, WI)
Posted Feb 12, 2018
2.5/4 73% Hostiles (2018) ""Hostiles" is a grim and thoughtful Western that evokes the spirit of the genre while having a modern conversation about the cost of brutalizing those not like us. " ‐ Capital Times (Madison, WI)
Posted Feb 12, 2018
61% The Polka King (2018) "[Jenny] Slate, usually playing roles as sharp as a tack, revels in playing Lewan's clueless wife. " ‐ Capital Times (Madison, WI)
Posted Feb 12, 2018
2.5/4 55% Bilal: A New Breed of Hero (2018) "While "Bilal" is a noble effort, and quite involving if you sit back and drink in the visuals, there's a good story here that should have been told better. " ‐ Capital Times (Madison, WI)
Posted Feb 12, 2018
64% Altered Carbon: Season 1 (TV, 2018) "It's a good time for sci-fi/action fans, but maybe in a future season it could resurrect itself as something a little more substantial. " ‐ Capital Times (Madison, WI)
Posted Feb 12, 2018
3/4 74% Permission (2018) "[Brian] Crano's screenplay navigates these tricky waters with insight and empathy for everybody on screen, while refusing to offer anyone an easy out. " ‐ Capital Times (Madison, WI)
Posted Feb 12, 2018
4/4 91% Phantom Thread (2018) ""Phantom Thread" is filmmaking of the highest order, without a stitch out of place. " ‐ Capital Times (Madison, WI)
Posted Feb 12, 2018
68% Philip K. Dick's Electric Dreams: Season 1 (TV, 2017) "... the good news is that, with so many more Dick short stories waiting to be adapted, there are a lot more questions for future seasons to ask. " ‐ Capital Times (Madison, WI)
Posted Jan 25, 2018
3/4 84% Mary and The Witch's Flower (2018) ""Mary and the Witch's Flower" doesn't reach the heights of the best Studio Ghibli film, but it shows the studio's magical influence is alive and well. " ‐ Capital Times (Madison, WI)
Posted Jan 18, 2018
3.5/4 96% Call Me by Your Name (2018) "Watching Luca Guadagnino's sumptuous 1983-set romance feels like you're living inside someone else's cherished memory, hazy but still vivid. " ‐ Capital Times (Madison, WI)
Posted Jan 12, 2018
4/4 88% The Post (2018) "Even though the themes are weighty and the parallels are provocative, my takeaway resembled what Washington Post editor Ben Bradlee (Tom Hanks) growls at one point in the newsroom: "My God, the fun." " ‐ Capital Times (Madison, WI)
Posted Jan 12, 2018
3.5/4 70% Suck It Up (2017) ""Suck It Up" takes tragedy that seems insurmountable and builds something joyful out of it. " ‐ Madison Movie
Posted Jan 10, 2018
3.5/4 90% I, Tonya (2018) "While Robbie ("Suicide Squad") doesn't really resemble Harding physically, she embodies her scrappy, foul-mouthed spirit, and her sense of alienation. She may not look like Harding looks, but she looks like Harding felt. " ‐ Capital Times (Madison, WI)
Posted Jan 5, 2018
92% Black Mirror: Season 4 (TV, 2016-2017) "Among this season's six new episodes, "USS Callister" is a standout that layers horror and comedy, creating a situation that's hilarious and chilling. " ‐ Capital Times (Madison, WI)
Posted Jan 3, 2018
97% One Day at a Time: Season 1 (TV, 2017) "It's a real charmer that shows the traditional sitcom format is still durable. " ‐ Capital Times (Madison, WI)
Posted Dec 27, 2017
2.5/4 91% Elle (2016) "It's that kinky ambiguity that gives "Elle" such a jolt, often a queasy one given the subject matter. " ‐ Capital Times (Madison, WI)
Posted Dec 27, 2017
93% A Series of Unfortunate Events: Season 1 (TV, 2017) "I was a little leery of [Patrick] Warburton in the role, but he's pitch-perfect, dialing down his usual bluster just enough. " ‐ Capital Times (Madison, WI)
Posted Dec 27, 2017
75% The Path: Season 2 (TV, 2017) ""The Path" can be maddeningly slow at times, but it's those sublime moments of uncertainty that make it unlike anything else on television right now. " ‐ Capital Times (Madison, WI)
Posted Dec 27, 2017
93% The Eagle Huntress (2016) "By that standard, "The Eagle Huntress" is an enthralling and upbeat picture, especially for young girls. Adult viewers might wish for a separate version that captures more of the complexity and reality of this culture so far away from our own. " ‐ Capital Times (Madison, WI)
Posted Dec 27, 2017
3/4 91% Mimosas (2017) "[Olive] Laxe favors long scenes, beautiful but slow-moving, of the caravan trudging through the immense landscape. When violence comes late in the film, the camera is so far away we can barely make out what is happening. " ‐ Capital Times (Madison, WI)
Posted Dec 27, 2017
2/4 24% The Comedian (2017) "[Robert] De Niro is fine in the role, but every time he opens his mouth on stage to make a joke, he's just not funny. " ‐ Capital Times (Madison, WI)
Posted Dec 27, 2017
75% Santa Clarita Diet: Season 1 (TV, 2017) "There's something so gleefully awful about imagining somebody stumbling across the show while surfing through their Recommended For You queue, thinking it's a smart and sunny sitcom in the vein of "Cougar Town" or "Trophy Wife." " ‐ Capital Times (Madison, WI)
Posted Dec 27, 2017
No Score Yet Abstract: The Art of Design: Season 1 (TV, 2017) ""Abstract" is an invigorating series showing how much thought and effort goes into the objects in our lives, both the grand and the everyday. " ‐ Capital Times (Madison, WI)
Posted Dec 27, 2017
61% David Brent: Life on the Road (2017) "[Ricky] Gervais seems to have forgotten what made Brent such a strangely captivating figure on the original show. " ‐ Capital Times (Madison, WI)
Posted Dec 27, 2017
100% The Good Fight: Season 1 (TV, 2017) "The show remains attuned to the complicated dynamics between its female characters - between mentor and protégé, between friends who also work together, between rivals who learn to respect each other. " ‐ Capital Times (Madison, WI)
Posted Dec 27, 2017
100% National Treasure: Miniseries (TV, 2016) "Whatever the answer, "National Treasure" is a well-acted and gripping drama that reminds us the images celebrities present of themselves to the world are often only skin-deep. " ‐ Capital Times (Madison, WI)
Posted Dec 27, 2017
3/4 80% Lovesong (2017) "Kim shows this conflict with remarkable restraint, with meaningful glances and pained half-smiles conveying much more feeling between Sarah and Mindy than the cheery things they say to each other. " ‐ Capital Times (Madison, WI)
Posted Dec 27, 2017
3/4 94% The Red Turtle (La tortue rouge) (2017) ""The Red Turtle" is a rare creature, an 80-minute animated film with no dialogue (unless "Hey!" counts) that is both beautiful and harrowing, joyful and melancholy. " ‐ Capital Times (Madison, WI)
Posted Dec 27, 2017
96% Love: Season 2 (TV, 2017) "Both Rust and Jacobs are likable actors, and we root for Gus and Mickey even if they're not the best people, to themselves or others. " ‐ Capital Times (Madison, WI)
Posted Dec 27, 2017
3/4 91% Land of Mine (Under Sandet) (2017) ""Land of Mine" succeeds as both a thriller and as a portrait of the Rasmussen character, a man twisted by hate and loss during war, unsure if he can find his way back to humanity and compassion in peacetime. " ‐ Capital Times (Madison, WI)
Posted Dec 27, 2017
96% The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel: Season 1 (TV, 2017) "[Rachel Brosnahan's] a revelation here, sparkling and full of life. You feel her devastation when Joel leaves her and her exhilaration when she first grabs the mic. " ‐ Capital Times (Madison, WI)
Posted Dec 27, 2017
2/4 37% The Last Word (2017) ""The Last Word" begins with a tart comic premise and then adds heapful after heapful of sugar until the sweetness is almost unbearable. " ‐ Capital Times (Madison, WI)
Posted Dec 27, 2017
95% Harlots: Season 1 (TV, 2017) "The back and forth struggle between the two actresses is very satisfying, although it is a little hard to keep track of all the characters in both houses. " ‐ Capital Times (Madison, WI)
Posted Dec 27, 2017
96% The Salesman (Forushande) (2017) ""The Salesman" is a little different in that it is constructed around that crime, and how it shakes the foundation of a seemingly strong marriage. " ‐ Capital Times (Madison, WI)
Posted Dec 27, 2017
97% Whose Streets? (2017) "The footage of these people at home, playing with their kids, does an important job of humanizing them and challenging the mainstream media depiction of them as little more than angry looters. " ‐ Capital Times (Madison, WI)
Posted Dec 27, 2017
3/4 97% Your Name. (Kimi No Na Wa.) (2017) "The hand-painted animation is stunning, from comets streaking across the night sky to an afternoon walk through fall foliage that is breathtaking. " ‐ Capital Times (Madison, WI)
Posted Dec 27, 2017
2.5/4 50% The Promise (2017) "That awkward mix of romance and violence hobbles "The Promise," an otherwise well-intentioned attempt to dramatize the 1915 murder of over one million Armenians at the hands of the Ottoman Empire " ‐ Capital Times (Madison, WI)
Posted Dec 27, 2017
95% The Handmaid's Tale: Season 1 (TV, 2017) "It's a brilliant show, but it can wear you down with its suffocating hopelessness. " ‐ Capital Times (Madison, WI)
Posted Dec 27, 2017
3/5 90% Raw (2017) "[Garance] Marillier gives a fearless performance, seeming to age at least 10 years as the movie goes on, and the tense relationship with her wilder older sister feels authentic. " ‐ Capital Times (Madison, WI)
Posted Dec 27, 2017
100% Dear White People: Season 1 (TV, 2017) "But if "Dear White People" wants to make us laugh, it's only to make the sting of truth a little easier to bear. The show doesn't deal in platitudes or easy answers, but tackles race relations with insight and painful relevance. " ‐ Capital Times (Madison, WI)
Posted Dec 27, 2017
46% The Dinner (2017) ""The Dinner" is an exercise in prolonged frustration. Check, please? " ‐ Capital Times (Madison, WI)
Posted Dec 27, 2017
3.5/4 89% Norman (Norman: The Moderate Rise and Tragic Fall of a New York Fixer) (2017) "Cut beneath the financial wheeling-and-dealing, and "Norman" is a surprisingly thoughtful film. " ‐ Capital Times (Madison, WI)
Posted Dec 27, 2017
87% I Love Dick: Season 1 (TV, 2016) "While it may not have the immediate and obvious buzz of "Transparent," it's an original and satisfying show that will knock down a few preconceptions in its own way. " ‐ Capital Times (Madison, WI)
Posted Dec 27, 2017
100% Master of None: Season 2 (TV, 2017) "Fortunately, the fourth episode, "First Date," is a classic, weaving together a dozen first date experiences that Dev has into a seamless half-hour. It's like a sampler platter of comedy and romance, the kind that "Master of None" serves up best. " ‐ Capital Times (Madison, WI)
Posted Dec 27, 2017
No Score Yet Gap Year: Season 1 (TV, 2017) "Even though these characters are rather silly, the show clearly has a lot of affection for them and their desire to see the world. Even if they're woefully unprepared for it. " ‐ Capital Times (Madison, WI)
Posted Dec 27, 2017
72% House of Cards: Season 5 (TV, 2017) "Still, it's fun to watch Kevin Spacey and Robin Wright dig into their dastardly roles with such gusto. " ‐ Capital Times (Madison, WI)
Posted Dec 27, 2017
89% Cardinal: Season 1 (TV, 2017) "Cardinal is engrossing and deliberately paced, and as a native Canadian and now Wisconsinite, I've seldom seen the impenetrable white of a Canadian winter portrayed on screen as well as it is here. " ‐ Capital Times (Madison, WI)
Posted Dec 27, 2017
3/5 74% Beatriz at Dinner (2017) "[Mike] White's characters are both symbols and well-rounded people, and the joy of "Beatriz" comes from watching [Salma] Hayek and [John] Lithgow make a meal of them. " ‐ Capital Times (Madison, WI)
Posted Dec 27, 2017
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