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Agrees with the Tomatometer 69% of the time.

Publications:
NYC Movie Guru
Critics' Group:
New York Film Critics Online
Total Reviews:
1148
Total QuickRatings:
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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
7.2/10 92% Birdman (2014) " An uneven, heavy-handed blend of darkly comic satire, drama and magical realism saved by strong performances and an ambiguous ending that leaves enough room for interpretation. " ‐ NYC Movie Guru
Posted Oct 19, 2014
7.5/10 92% Watchers of the Sky (2014) " Well-researched, potent and equally informative, emotionally devastating and exhausting. " ‐ NYC Movie Guru
Posted Oct 18, 2014
9.21/10 96% Whiplash (2014) " An intense, emotionally-charged and captivating triumph brimming with powerhouse performances by Miles Teller and J.K. Simmons. They both deserve an Oscar nomination. " ‐ NYC Movie Guru
Posted Oct 12, 2014
8.19/10 39% Stephen King's A Good Marriage (2014) " Suspenseful and compelling with great camera work and fine performances by Joan Allen and Anthony LaPaglia, despite an ending that feels rushed and contrived. " ‐ NYC Movie Guru
Posted Oct 5, 2014
7.53/10 No Score Yet Más Negro Qué La Noche (Darker than Night) (2014) " Effectively creepy, foreboding and much smarter than most modern horror remakes. It should be seen on the big screen. " ‐ NYC Movie Guru
Posted Sep 28, 2014
9.0/10 75% Hollidaysburg (2014) " Refreshingly un-Hollywood and understated. It brims with genuine warmth, tenderness and humanity. A real triumph. " ‐ NYC Movie Guru
Posted Sep 20, 2014
8.99/10 88% Art and Craft (2014) " Thoroughly compelling and fascinating with a brilliantly mad, enigmatic subject. " ‐ NYC Movie Guru
Posted Sep 19, 2014
9/10 71% Pump (2014) " Vital! Powerful! Illuminating! Eye-opening! It will change the way you look at fuel forever. " ‐ NYC Movie Guru
Posted Sep 18, 2014
8.44/10 100% Rocks in my Pockets (2014) " Bold, darkly comic, refreshingly honest and self-deprecating. " ‐ NYC Movie Guru
Posted Sep 14, 2014
8.25/10 No Score Yet Pay 2 Play: Democracy's High Stakes (2014) " Persuasive and frightening. It's much more illuminating and thorough than Michael Moore's Capitalism: A Love Story. " ‐ NYC Movie Guru
Posted Sep 13, 2014
9.25/10 77% The Green Prince (2014) " Timely, taut, spellbinding and surprisingly heartwarming. It might be the most important documentary about Israeli-Palestinian relations since Promises. " ‐ NYC Movie Guru
Posted Sep 13, 2014
8.5/10 60% Archaeology Of A Woman (2014) " Mysterious, suspenseful, engrossing and foreboding. Sally Kirkland gives an unflinchingly raw, tender performance. " ‐ NYC Movie Guru
Posted Sep 12, 2014
9/10 96% Last Days in Vietnam (2014) " Well-edited, provocative and thrilling. It would make a great double feature with Hearts and Minds. " ‐ NYC Movie Guru
Posted Sep 6, 2014
7.56 70% Thunder and the House of Magic (2014) " Harmless, breezy and mildly entertaining. Kids will love it. " ‐ NYC Movie Guru
Posted Sep 4, 2014
5.5/10 40% Kabbalah Me (2014) " Amusing, much like its title, but often shallow and incomplete. " ‐ NYC Movie Guru
Posted Sep 1, 2014
8.9/10 100% K2: Siren of the Himalayas (2014) " Thoroughly captivating, thrilling and inspirational. It demands to be seen on the big screen. " ‐ NYC Movie Guru
Posted Sep 1, 2014
7.9/10 62% Jamie Marks Is Dead (2014) " Unpredictable, atmospheric and enigmatic. This isn't your average coming-of-age film which makes it all the more refreshing, unique and un-Hollywood. " ‐ NYC Movie Guru
Posted Aug 30, 2014
7.12/10 57% Through a Lens Darkly: Black Photographers and the Emergence of a People (2014) " Provocative and mildly engaging. It could have used a better organization of its wealth of facts. " ‐ NYC Movie Guru
Posted Aug 29, 2014
7.45/10 58% Second Opinion: Laetrile at Sloan-Kettering (2014) " A fascinating, eye-opening and enraging exposé albeit its talking heads approach is somewhat dry. Dr. Ralph Moss makes for a very interesting subject. " ‐ NYC Movie Guru
Posted Aug 29, 2014
7.21/10 36% The November Man (2014) " Just as exciting and intriguing as a Bond film. Pierce Brosnan is at his best. " ‐ NYC Movie Guru
Posted Aug 28, 2014
5/10 82% The Expedition to the End of the World (2014) " Breathtaking scenery and interesting choices of music, but too aimless and formless. You can't help but wonder what Werner Herzog would've done with it. " ‐ NYC Movie Guru
Posted Aug 24, 2014
9.121/10 97% Love Is Strange (2014) " Tender, understated, deeply human and quietly powerful. John Lithgow and Alfred Molina give career-best performances. " ‐ NYC Movie Guru
Posted Aug 21, 2014
5.45/10 46% Life After Beth (2014) " Amusing, but low on laughs, irreverence and bite despite a talented cast and a kookie premise. " ‐ NYC Movie Guru
Posted Aug 16, 2014
7.55/10 68% Web Junkie (2014) " Heartbreaking, illuminating, frightening and intimate. Bravo to the filmmakers for shedding light on an issue that many people can relate to to some degree. " ‐ NYC Movie Guru
Posted Aug 4, 2014
7.0/10 67% The Almost Man (2014) " An engaging character study that effectively skirts the fine line between comedy and tragedy, but the ending feels rather glib. " ‐ NYC Movie Guru
Posted Aug 1, 2014
8.95/10 91% A Most Wanted Man (2014) " An intelligent slow-burn thriller. Philip Seymour Hoffman knocks it out of the ballpark. Your patience will be rewarded. It wouldn't be surprising if he were nominated later this year for a posthumous Best Actor award. " ‐ NYC Movie Guru
Posted Jul 27, 2014
5/10 40% Beneath (2014) " f there were double features nowadays, The DescentBeneath be the underwhelming B movie. " ‐ NYC Movie Guru
Posted Jul 27, 2014
10/10 99% Boyhood (2014) " Genuinely poignant, profound and relatable with a strong beginning, middle and end. Why can't Hollywood make films like this anymore? Now critics need only worry about their other 9 Best Films of the Year. " ‐ NYC Movie Guru
Posted Jul 11, 2014
8.45/10 97% Life Itself (2014) " A heartfelt tribute to one of the most famous and significant film critics of all time. " ‐ NYC Movie Guru
Posted Jul 6, 2014
8.65/10 8% America: Imagine the World Without Her (2014) " Provocative, refreshing, well-organized and well-researched. It will spark many debates about America's past, present and future. " ‐ NYC Movie Guru
Posted Jun 30, 2014
9.1/10 82% Begin Again (2014) " The first great American film this year that can't be turned into a video game. It deserves to become a sleeper hit, and has a well-balanced blend of commercial and art-house qualities. " ‐ NYC Movie Guru
Posted Jun 28, 2014
9.49/10 92% The Internet's Own Boy: The Story of Aaron Swartz (2014) " A potent, frightening and poignant reminder of how easy it is to lose democracy in modern day America. If this were 1930s Germany, DOJ prosecutors Carmen Ortiz and Stephen Heymann would probably work for Adolf Hitler. " ‐ NYC Movie Guru
Posted Jun 26, 2014
9.51/10 98% A Summer's Tale (2014) " Wise, honest, breezy, witty and profound, A Summer's Tale is an intellectually and emotionally rewarding date movie for sophisticated couples. " ‐ NYC Movie Guru
Posted Jun 23, 2014
9.15/10 85% Coherence (2014) " Complex, suspenseful, unpredictable and increasingly profound. One of those rare sci-fi movies with a brain. You'll want to see it again. " ‐ NYC Movie Guru
Posted Jun 18, 2014
3.20/10 84% 22 Jump Street (2014) " Repetitive, juvenile and asinine. Yet another example of the decay of American comedy. " ‐ NYC Movie Guru
Posted Jun 12, 2014
8.5/10 92% Walking The Camino: Six Ways To Santiago (2014) " It will nourish your mind, body and soul, and inspire you to embark on your own pilgrimage at some point in your life. " ‐ NYC Movie Guru
Posted Jun 5, 2014
8.75/10 No Score Yet Small Small Thing (2014) " An equally heartbreaking and enraging exposé about an important human rights issue. " ‐ NYC Movie Guru
Posted Jun 2, 2014
79% Before You Know It (2014) " Warm and heartfelt, but tedious, overlong and intellectually underwhelming. " ‐ NYC Movie Guru
Posted Jun 2, 2014
7.01/10 60% Lila, Lila (2014) " Contrived and somewhat dull, but the talented Daniel Brühl's performance provides much-needed genuine poignancy and charisma. " ‐ NYC Movie Guru
Posted May 28, 2014
6.98/10 No Score Yet The Fatal Encounter (2014) " Moderately captivating, complex and sophisticated with exquisite production values, but too much exposition diminishes the dramatic momentum. " ‐ NYC Movie Guru
Posted May 24, 2014
9.001/10 100% Frequencies (2014) " Equally provocative and captivating. It has more imagination and intelligence than all of the Hollywood films in recent memory combined. " ‐ NYC Movie Guru
Posted May 23, 2014
7.0155/10 27% The Love Punch (2014) " A delightful, breezy and outrageously funny slice of mindless entertainment with a charming cast. " ‐ NYC Movie Guru
Posted May 23, 2014
7.78/10 No Score Yet Next Year Jerusalem (2014) " Moving, charming, warm and wise. " ‐ NYC Movie Guru
Posted May 18, 2014
5.56/10 75% Cyber-Seniors (2014) " Charming and amusing albeit ultimately underwhelming without enough meat on its bones. " ‐ NYC Movie Guru
Posted May 18, 2014
7.0/10 41% A Night In Old Mexico (2014) " The well-nuanced performance of Robert Duvall, among the greatest actors of our time, compensates for the contrived and oversimplified screenplay. " ‐ NYC Movie Guru
Posted May 16, 2014
6.12 29% SX_Tape (2014) " Its creepy setting, lighting and sound designs deliver some scares, but there's not enough in terms of surprises or cleverness. " ‐ NYC Movie Guru
Posted May 16, 2014
8.0/10 57% American Jesus (2014) " A less preachy Religulous, but just as outrageously entertaining. " ‐ NYC Movie Guru
Posted May 15, 2014
8.9/10 100% The American Nurse (2014) " Moving and humanizing. It will forever change the way you look at nurses. " ‐ NYC Movie Guru
Posted May 15, 2014
9.35/10 100% God's Horses (2014) " Quietly powerful, haunting, unflinchingly honest and character-driven. " ‐ NYC Movie Guru
Posted May 14, 2014
7.75/10 61% Million Dollar Arm (2014) " Genuinely heartwarming, uplifting and wholesome. It's a pleasantly diverting antidote to the many loud, shallow and action-packed summer blockbusters. An ideal sports drama for the entire family. " ‐ NYC Movie Guru
Posted May 14, 2014
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