Monitor Movie Guide

A year of Monitor movie reviews.

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Title MPAA Rating Monitor Rating Review Date
James Baldwin novel receives gauzy treatment in ‘Beale Street’ R 2018-12-14
'Ben is Back' is compelling at first but falls apart R 2018-12-14
'Shirkers' is a one-of-a-kind reclamation project Unrated 2018-12-07
'Mary Queen of Scots' has sharp cast but is dull overall R 2018-12-07
Energy of the streets gives ‘Capernaum’ authenticity R 2018-12-07
‘Shoplifters’ asks, what is the true meaning of family? R 2018-11-30
'The Favourite' is self-satisfyingly smart-alecky R 2018-11-30
'Roma' is Alfonso Cuarón’s most personal film R 2018-11-21
‘At Eternity’s Gate’ features career-best Willem Dafoe PG-13 2018-11-16
In 'Green Book,' lessons are learned in Jim Crow South PG-13 2018-11-16
For ‘Ballad of Buster Scruggs,’ Coens travel to Old West R 2018-11-09
'The Front Runner' chronicles Gary Hart's last presidential campaign R 2018-11-09
Orson Welles would likely approve of making-of doc 'They’ll Love Me When I’m Dead' Unrated 2018-11-02
Unreleased Orson Welles film ‘The Other Side of the Wind’ arrives R 2018-11-02
Melissa McCarthy turns to drama in ‘Can You Ever Forgive Me?’ R 2018-10-26
'Burning' is discursive, unsettling Unrated 2018-10-26
In ‘The Guilty,’ a police dispatcher races against time R 2018-10-19
'The Kindergarten Teacher' is worth seeing for Maggie Gyllenhaal’s performance R 2018-10-19
Neil Armstrong gets the spotlight in the biopic ‘First Man’ PG-13 2018-10-12
Repetitive 'Beautiful Boy' still has beautiful moments R 2018-10-12
‘A Star Is Born’ returns to the big screen R 2018-10-05
‘The Old Man & the Gun’ may be Robert Redford’s last acting role PG-13 2018-09-28
Tonal shifts in 'The Sisters Brothers' seem like the result of indecision R 2018-09-28
Documentary 'Science Fair' showcases humble hopefuls PG 2018-09-21
'Pick of the Litter' avoids specifics but is fairly enjoyable Unrated 2018-09-14
‘The Apparition’ focuses on issues of faith, truth Unrated 2018-09-07
‘The Bookshop’ evokes nostalgia for all things literary PG 2018-08-31
Rom-com 'Juliet Naked' is indeed romantic and comedic R 2018-08-24
'We the Animals' continually wafts away into artiness R 2018-08-24
'BlacKkKlansman' tells a truth-is-stranger-than-fiction story about the KKK R 2018-08-10
‘What Will People Say’ presents a cultural divide with urgency Unrated 2018-08-10
Sweet 'Christopher Robin' has impressive voice work PG 2018-08-03
'Far From the Tree' chronicles very different children, parents Unrated 2018-08-03
'Eighth Grade' is a gently humorous and nuanced portrait of middle school R 2018-07-27
Documentary ‘Dark Money’ is close to a political thriller Unrated 2018-07-27
'Mission: Impossible - Fallout' has a core of feeling but is a little too long PG-13 2018-07-27
Sequel 'Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again' appears 10 years after original PG-13 2018-07-20
'Custody' doesn’t skimp on the ordeal of the child in a custody battle Unrated 2018-07-20
'Gauguin: Voyage to Tahiti' chronicles Gauguin’s desire to see a new way Unrated 2018-07-13
'Shock and Awe' is a rote piece of work R 2018-07-13
'Sorry to Bother You' eventually loses its way in a welter of surreality R 2018-07-05
'Three Identical Strangers' is a true story that could only be believed because it actually happened PG-13 2018-06-29
'Leave No Trace' shows empathy for those on the fringes of society PG 2018-06-29
'The Catcher Was a Spy' is more pallid than its eminently juicy subject deserves R 2018-06-22
The cast outshines the material in road trip movie ‘Boundaries’ R 2018-06-22
'Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom' is the latest and arguably least of the series PG-13 2018-06-22
'Saving Brinton' chronicles discovery of film rarities Unrated 2018-06-15
While watching 'En el Séptimo Día,' viewers rejoice in the hopes of immigrants Unrated 2018-06-15
'Ocean's 8' has some spark and dazzle PG-13 2018-06-08
'Mister Rogers' documentary 'Won’t You Be My Neighbor?' is full of sentiment, affection PG-13 2018-06-08
'Rodin' struggles with depicting the life of an artist Unrated 2018-06-01
Documentary ‘Mountain’ has glorious panoramas PG 2018-06-01
'Mary Shelley' is a deeply conventional movie about ragingly unconventional people PG-13 2018-05-25
Of all the 'Star Wars' movies, 'Solo' is the closest to a Saturday afternoon serial PG-13 2018-05-24
'First Reformed' charts a young priest's slide into ecoterrorism R 2018-05-18
'On Chesil Beach' tells a tragic story of crossed love R 2018-05-18
'The Seagull' offers strong performances, Chekhovian sorrow PG-13 2018-05-18
'The Guardians' beautifully portrays the dynamics of a family farm in WWI France R 2018-05-18
'Deadpool 2' is a wisecracking, chaotically staged action romp R 2018-05-18
'Book Club' fails to make good use of a stellar cast PG-13 2018-05-18
'Let the Sunshine In' is a bit more airy than it needs to be Unrated 2018-05-04
‘Tully’ gives the Mary Poppins story an unsentimental update R 2018-05-04
'After Auschwitz' follows the lives of six women survivors Unrated 2018-05-04
'RBG' is a love letter to Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg PG 2018-05-04
‘In the Intense Now’ records an incendiary time: 1968 Unrated 2018-04-27
'Avengers: Infinity War' is often like watching one interminable battle scene - 2018-04-27
‘A Quiet Place’ is about a good deal more than scaring us PG-13 2018-04-13
'Lean on Pete' is a tale of a boy and his horse R 2018-04-06
'Ready Player One' is a movie at odds with itself PG-13 2018-03-29
'Final Portrait' has stagey action R 2018-03-23
'Isle of Dogs' is a stop-motion tour de force that is flabbergastingly original PG-13 2018-03-23
In 'Tomb Raider,' the chasms are not nearly so wide as the gaps in its plot PG-13 2018-03-16
Black comedies don’t come much blacker than 'The Death of Stalin' R 2018-03-16
'Journey's End' shows horror of war, spirit that transcends it R 2018-03-16
‘A Wrinkle in Time’ is more cheesy than transporting PG 2018-03-09
In ‘The Forgiven,' Desmond Tutu faces off with a white separatist R 2018-03-09
'Red Sparrow' is all grim oppressiveness R 2018-03-02
‘Oh Lucy!’ portrays L.A. from a down-and-outer’s view Unrated 2018-03-02
'Annihilation' has cheesy visual effects R 2018-02-23
‘The Party’ has great cast, somewhat negligible story R 2018-02-23
'The Young Karl Marx' chronicles the early life of the philosopher Unrated 2018-02-23
'Loveless' is an encompassing indictment of Russian society R 2018-02-16
'Black Panther' is easily the best of the Marvel superhero movies PG-13 2018-02-15
In 'A Fantastic Woman,' actress Daniela Vega gives a tour de force performance R 2018-02-09
In 'The Insult,' flare-up is microcosm of Lebanese Christian-Palestinian tensions R 2018-02-02
Christian Bale portrays army captain escorting Cheyenne chief in western 'Hostiles' R 2018-01-26
Annette Bening portrays noir star Gloria Grahame in ‘Film Stars Don’t Die in Liverpool’ R 2018-01-26
The movie's ambitions far exceed its grasp in 'All the Money in the World' R 2018-01-19
An optimistic bear returns in transcendentally cheerful 'Paddington 2' PG 2018-01-18
Acclaimed screenwriter Aaron Sorkin is in the director's chair for 'Molly's Game' R 2018-01-12
‘Phantom Thread’ is reportedly final film for Daniel Day-Lewis, our greatest living actor R 2018-01-05
'The Post' is least successful when it’s glorying in its own righteousness PG-13 2017-12-22
In 'Downsizing,' confounding expectations only goes so far R 2017-12-22