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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
43% Adult Beginners (2015) " A slightly sourish cocktail of bad behavior, wry observation, and commentary on how difficult modern life can be, especially for characters who feel entitled to a better one. " ‐ Wall Street Journal
Posted Apr 23, 2015
97% Kurt Cobain: Montage Of Heck (2015) " Mr. Morgen is perhaps the leading revolutionary in American documentary filmmaking, a collagist/synthesist extraordinaire who has channeled Mr. Cobain's physical legacy ... into a work of art completely his own. " ‐ Wall Street Journal
Posted Apr 23, 2015
54% The Age of Adaline (2015) " Okay, it's hooey. "Adaline" is not a documentary. What it is, though, is seductive. " ‐ Wall Street Journal
Posted Apr 23, 2015
4/4 90% Clouds of Sils Maria (2015) " Astounding performances by Binoche and Stewart, in a film that keeps the viewer constantly off-balance. " ‐ Newsday
Posted Apr 23, 2015
2/4 47% True Story (2015) " Lightweight script doesn't help a grandiose premise. " ‐ Newsday
Posted Apr 16, 2015
2.5/4 78% Danny Collins (2015) " Pacino's exuberance rescues Dan Fogelman's directing debut from the schematic snares in Fogelman's script. " ‐ Newsday
Posted Apr 9, 2015
2.5/4 64% 5 to 7 (2015) " Levin, in an effort to appease an American sensibility, has taken sophisticated subject matter and made a movie for children. " ‐ Newsday
Posted Apr 9, 2015
99% Toy Story 3 (2010) " The ostensibly inanimate objects are far more animated than most movie stars. " ‐ America Magazine
Posted Apr 7, 2015
3/4 42% Effie Gray (2015) " Visually voluptuous, though the pacing occasionally suggests watching a Pre-Raphaelite dry. " ‐ Newsday
Posted Apr 2, 2015
3/4 93% The Wrecking Crew (2015) " Good-natured look at the virtuoso workhorses of classic rock and pop. " ‐ Newsday
Posted Apr 2, 2015
97% '71 (2015) " Everyone has a least favorite bad dream, and Hook's may be yours: the nightmare of being hopelessly lost in a place where time has stopped and hope has vanished. " ‐ America Magazine
Posted Mar 27, 2015
95% Wild Tales (2015) " There are plot twists, to be sure, and some very polished filmmaking. " ‐ America Magazine
Posted Mar 27, 2015
3/4 91% Amour Fou (2015) " Less than propulsive as a narrative, but provocative, instructive, consistently surprising and a kind of slow-motion thriller. " ‐ Newsday
Posted Mar 26, 2015
100% Seymour: An Introduction (2015) " Unusual, intelligent documentary whose subject is a pleasure to spend time with. " ‐ Newsday
Posted Mar 19, 2015
3/4 73% 3 Hearts (2015) " A chance encounter, a missed rendezvous, a marriage and a torrid affair make for an intoxicating mix. " ‐ Newsday
Posted Mar 19, 2015
4/4 96% Red Army (2015) " Fascinating, funny, heroic, moving and may even make hockey fans out of nonbelievers. " ‐ Newsday
Posted Mar 19, 2015
86% Merchants Of Doubt (2015) " That money is the root of all evil is hardly news, but Kenner's documentary is more than just a plaint against corruption. He is, for one thing, a first-rate filmmaker. " ‐ America Magazine
Posted Mar 16, 2015
4/4 100% GETT: The Trial of Viviane Amsalem (2015) " Suspenseful, wonderfully acted, emotionally jarring. " ‐ Newsday
Posted Mar 12, 2015
3/4 95% Wild Tales (2015) " Entertaining, over-the-top and more than a little anxiety-inducing. " ‐ Newsday
Posted Mar 12, 2015
A 100% Sunshine Superman (2015) " As a movie about a guy who lived life the way he wanted, it will win certainly fans. It should win some for its execution as well. " ‐ Thompson on Hollywood
Posted Mar 11, 2015
3/4 97% '71 (2015) " Gripping, mournful, suspenseful. " ‐ Newsday
Posted Mar 6, 2015
3/4 82% Queen and Country (2015) " Sturdy, moving, nostalgic in a good way. " ‐ Newsday
Posted Feb 26, 2015
4/4 62% Maps to the Stars (2015) " Disturbingly excessive, but perversely funny and emotionally roiling. " ‐ Newsday
Posted Feb 26, 2015
78% Handsome Harry (2010) " While Bette Gordon may be a filmmaker of daring and a painterly hand, the eternal truths of Handsome Harry are finally what hold us. " ‐ America Magazine
Posted Feb 17, 2015
82% Vision: From the Life of Hildegard von Bingen (2010) " It is a memorable, beautiful film. " ‐ America Magazine
Posted Feb 17, 2015
4/4 99% Timbuktu (2015) " Elegantly artful, maddeningly truthful. " ‐ Newsday
Posted Feb 12, 2015
67% The Slap: Season 1 (TV, 2015) " Where The Slap will be going in subsequent episodes is unclear and, mostly, irrelevant. Any and all misfortune, however, will be warmly welcomed. " ‐ Wall Street Journal
Posted Feb 9, 2015
93% American Hustle (2013) " Few are the films that can be described as profoundly artistic and deliriously entertaining, substantial and soufflĂ©-like. Noble, and screwy. " ‐ America Magazine
Posted Feb 6, 2015
99% Selma (2015) " It is an invigorating movie, this Selma, with the characters and rhetoric providing much of the power. " ‐ America Magazine
Posted Feb 4, 2015
3/4 49% Cake (2015) " Solid performance by Aniston, but her character's trip from point A to B plots a well-trod course. " ‐ Newsday
Posted Jan 21, 2015
B+ 81% Human Capital (2015) " Human Capital works quite well as a conventional, if unconventionally structured, narrative, which may be why it's done so well in Europe. " ‐ Thompson on Hollywood
Posted Jan 12, 2015
4/4 97% Two Days, One Night (2014) " A rare thing, a socio-economic thriller, with a moving performance by Cotillard. " ‐ Newsday
Posted Jan 8, 2015
79% Empire: Season 1 (TV, 2015) " There may be nothing new under the sun, but Empire, is derivative to the point of parody. " ‐ Wall Street Journal
Posted Jan 7, 2015
75% Babylon: Season 1 (TV, 2014) " The nastiness of Babylon is refreshing, even while the writing fails to support either the level of acting or the atmosphere, which aspires to something far more clever than what the writers, Sam Bain, Jesse Armstrong and Jon Brown, have delivered. " ‐ Wall Street Journal
Posted Jan 7, 2015
88% Foxcatcher (2014) " An exhilaratingly breathless experience. " ‐ America Magazine
Posted Jan 6, 2015
95% Last Days in Vietnam (2014) " [A] disarming documentary about the fall of Saigon, a movie that is as much about human decency as diplomatic incompetence. " ‐ America Magazine
Posted Jan 6, 2015
3.5/4 98% Elaine Stritch: Shoot Me (2014) " Chiemi Karasawa deserves all the credit in the world for the intimate and hilarious portrait that is Elaine Stritch: Shoot Me, a sparkling cocktail of music and memoir. On the other hand, she didn't exactly have to drag her subject out of her shell. " ‐ Newsday
Posted Jan 5, 2015
90% Wild (2014) " An engrossing, moving and/or well-structured movie, made in a manner that evokes every ounce of sympathy for its heroine in her passion and her thirst for absolution. " ‐ America Magazine
Posted Jan 5, 2015
94% Love Is Strange (2014) " Sachs is a profoundly visual artist with a musical soul. It's the basic storytelling that gets in his way. " ‐ America Magazine
Posted Jan 4, 2015
95% Snowpiercer (2014) " Once Mr. Bong sets his monorail in motion the movie assumes an irresistible momentum, accelerated by nonstop mayhem, gallows humor and an immersive visual style that possesses a heady sense of the steam-punk Apocalypse. " ‐ Wall Street Journal
Posted Jan 2, 2015
98% Boyhood (2014) " Boyhood is as immersive as it is observational, and at the same time inescapably self-reflective. In terms of manipulating the relationship between viewer and screen, there is nothing quite like it. " ‐ America Magazine
Posted Jan 2, 2015
84% In Bruges (2008) " Those who know McDonagh's work know a vein of darkness will run deeply through the comedy. It has seldom been darker. Or funnier. " ‐ Washington Post
Posted Dec 14, 2014
2/4 82% The Homesman (2014) " Wanders along the lonesome trail, then heads off into the underbrush. " ‐ Newsday
Posted Nov 20, 2014
96% National Gallery (2014) " An immersion in art and humanity. " ‐ Newsday
Posted Nov 20, 2014
2.5/4 75% Rosewater (2014) " Earnest, well-acted, less than urgent, but more than a vanity project. " ‐ Newsday
Posted Nov 13, 2014
1.5/4 41% Horns (2014) " Will drive one to distraction with its histrionic acting, multipronged approach to storytelling and infernal attempts at social commentary. " ‐ Newsday
Posted Oct 30, 2014
84% Listen Up Philip (2014) " A very entertaining black comedy for very mysterious reasons. " ‐ Wall Street Journal
Posted Oct 23, 2014
92% Force Majeure (2014) " The resolution to a such an argument is impossible, the speculation impossible to resist. Audiences will feel the same about Mr. Ostlund's movie, and the ticklish points it pursues. " ‐ Wall Street Journal
Posted Oct 23, 2014
55% White Bird in a Blizzard (2014) " "White Bird in a Blizzard" is an alibi for Mr. Araki to flex his considerable muscle as a visual artist, using a palette that ranges from the blissful to the grotesque ... " ‐ Wall Street Journal
Posted Oct 23, 2014
98% Citizenfour (2014) " There are not a lot of moments in documentary cinema that equal "Citizenfour." " ‐ Wall Street Journal
Posted Oct 23, 2014
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