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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
44% Power: Season 1 (TV, 2014) " Everyone seems to be imitating someone they saw in another gangster movie. It would be funny, if it weren't quite so tedious. " ‐ Wall Street Journal
Posted Jun 6, 2014
A- 88% Elena (2014) " Costa may not be detail-oriented when it comes to the minutiae of her sister's biography, but when it comes to creating emotional portraiture, she's exhaustive. " ‐ indieWIRE
Posted Jun 5, 2014
85% Cold in July (2014) " Unpredictable, progressively violent, with a knockout performance by Hall. " ‐ Newsday
Posted May 29, 2014
2.5/4 81% Fed Up (2014) " Exposé against America's nutritional war on itself is informative, passionate, slightly regurgitated. " ‐ Newsday
Posted May 22, 2014
3.5/4 88% Nun va Goldoon (A Moment of Innocence) (Bread and Flower) (1999) " A breathtaking cross-fertilization of drama and fact. " ‐ Newsday
Posted May 20, 2014
4/4 95% Ida (2014) " Likely to remain the best movie of the year. " ‐ Newsday
Posted May 15, 2014
2.5/4 83% Belle (2014) " One occasionally wishes Asante had chosen a more rigorous course of action with her period piece, but she perhaps also knows that sugar is more seductive than sermons. " ‐ Newsday
Posted May 8, 2014
95% Ida (2014) " Ida stings, but in wonderfully alarming ways. " ‐ America Magazine
Posted May 7, 2014
3/4 73% The German Doctor (2014) " Amid the melodrama is a resonant, highly moral kind of horror movie. " ‐ Newsday
Posted May 1, 2014
49% Parkland (2013) " Had Landesman spent a bit more time on his characters and narrative, he might have made a more watchable movie. " ‐ America Magazine
Posted Apr 28, 2014
41% Divergent (2014) " Dramatically, Divergent wanders, but over rich philosophical soil. " ‐ America Magazine
Posted Apr 28, 2014
31% The Monuments Men (2014) " It is a little difficult to generate dramatic tension about an art-salvage project when there is a world war going on around it. " ‐ America Magazine
Posted Apr 28, 2014
77% Noah (2014) " It ranges far, wide and clumsily in expanding its slender source material, but Noah aches with aspiration, its sincerity and ambition virtually leaping off the screen. " ‐ America Magazine
Posted Apr 28, 2014
2/4 44% Walking With The Enemy (2014) " The film is so emotionally obvious and awkwardly handled that it doesn't deserve much consideration as a political or historical statement ... " ‐ Newsday
Posted Apr 24, 2014
2.5/4 66% The Railway Man (2014) " Why does the movie leave one cold? " ‐ Newsday
Posted Apr 24, 2014
59% 13 Sins (2014) " The overall effect is enormously amusing. And haunting as well. " ‐ Thompson on Hollywood
Posted Apr 24, 2014
3.5/4 85% Only Lovers Left Alive (2014) " Languorous, droll and ultimately affecting. " ‐ Newsday
Posted Apr 24, 2014
4/4 84% The Unknown Known (2014) " Morris doesn't "break" Rumsfeld, as some think he did McNamara. He has held a mirror up to the man, and found no reflection. The viewer simply has to realize that what's important is what's not there. " ‐ Newsday
Posted Apr 11, 2014
100% Blue Blood " One of the better sports movies in recent memory, Blue Blood is a counteragent to the era of the steroid-shooting superhero, a film that puts athletics back in perspective, and on a human scale. " ‐ Variety
Posted Apr 7, 2014
3/4 95% Finding Vivian Maier (2014) " Directors John Maloof and Charlie Siskel do a lot with what they have -- but they also had a lot to work with. " ‐ Newsday
Posted Apr 3, 2014
3.5/4 83% Rob the Mob (2014) " As Tommy and Rosie, Pitt and Arianda are just the right kind of nuts, the right kind of dumb, the right kind of desperate and the right kind of in love to make it all go down like pie. " ‐ Newsday
Posted Apr 3, 2014
3/4 96% The Lunchbox (2014) " Warm, and warmly predictable. " ‐ Newsday
Posted Mar 27, 2014
3/4 53% Blood Ties (2014) " Intriguing performances, and a sense of '70s American cinema that seems to have been preserved in a lava lamp. " ‐ Newsday
Posted Mar 20, 2014
3/4 93% Child's Pose (2014) " Perversely engrossing thanks to Gheorghiu's performance as the queen of denial. " ‐ Newsday
Posted Mar 20, 2014
3.5/4 83% On My Way (2014) " A handsome vehicle for Denueve, who drives it with elegant sanfroid. " ‐ Newsday
Posted Mar 20, 2014
2.5/4 77% Grand Piano (2014) " Preposterous, but much anxious fun. " ‐ Newsday
Posted Mar 20, 2014
2/4 41% The Face of Love (2014) " A weak-tea version of "Vertigo" in which contrivances abound. " ‐ Newsday
Posted Mar 13, 2014
2/4 44% The Art of the Steal (2014) " Snappy, clever, broadly comedic and too obvious for words, of which there are many. " ‐ Newsday
Posted Mar 13, 2014
4/4 97% The Last of the Unjust (2014) " Murmelstein addresses Lanzmann's skepticism and questions with earnestness, passion and -- as if the rest of it wasn't troubling enough -- what seems like total recall. " ‐ Newsday
Posted Mar 6, 2014
3.5/4 79% Bethlehem (2014) " "Bethlehem" is about the Arab-Israeli struggle, naturally, but finds its real emotional heat in the internecine conflicts that keep an insurgency raging and a people off-balance. " ‐ Newsday
Posted Mar 6, 2014
4/4 91% Omar (2014) " "Omar" is a real thriller, a snake pit of plot twists, in which the perspectives shift, destinations change and the moral universe spins and sways. " ‐ Newsday
Posted Feb 20, 2014
2.5/4 61% Generation War (2014) " Certainly entertaining, possibly art, not always convincing but most assuredly a soap. " ‐ Newsday
Posted Feb 13, 2014
C 70% American Promise (2013) " A misbegotten project, as well as a missed opportunity. " ‐ Newsday
Posted Feb 3, 2014
3.5/4 87% Like Father, Like Son (2014) " Wry, funny and wise, like most of the work of Japanese director Hirokazu Koreeda. " ‐ Newsday
Posted Jan 30, 2014
4/4 99% Gloria (2014) " The message, if one needs to look for one, is that the course of romance is no smoother at 50 than it is at 15, when heedlessness is an advantage to plunging into love. " ‐ Newsday
Posted Jan 30, 2014
3.5/4 84% The Armstrong Lie (2013) " Gibney took a film that was supposed to be about the resurrection of a sports star and turned it into an epic indictment of one man and an entire culture. The lesson is obvious: Never throw anything out. " ‐ Newsday
Posted Nov 21, 2013
4/4 91% The Great Beauty (2013) " Sorrentino's juxtaposition of contemporary Roman indulgence and the Eternal City's place in history's imagination makes for a bittersweet epic in which a solitary character, Jep, stands in for the director, and us, and experiences an epiphany. " ‐ Newsday
Posted Nov 21, 2013
69% Almost Human: Season 1 (TV, 2013-2014) " Some of the life forms in Almost Human are artificial. The intelligence is genuine. " ‐ Wall Street Journal
Posted Nov 15, 2013
3/4 64% 12-12-12 (2013) " Good-natured, upbeat, pretty predictable account of a concert cast with a lot of the usual suspects. " ‐ Newsday
Posted Nov 14, 2013
3/4 55% Capital (2013) " Director Costa-Gavras takes a vaguely facetious tone toward the evils of global finance, which he concludes is a game for gluttonous boys. " ‐ Newsday
Posted Nov 1, 2013
4/4 91% Blue Is The Warmest Color (2013) " The more wondrous things about "Blue Is the Warmest Color" include its emotional honesty, precision, abandon and need. " ‐ Newsday
Posted Nov 1, 2013
1/4 8% Diana (2013) " One wants to say "too soon," but 150 years would be too soon for Oliver Hirschbiegel's close-to-comedic treatment of the princess' last chance at happiness. " ‐ Newsday
Posted Oct 31, 2013
2/4 47% Last Vegas (2013) " Alternately trashy and teary, marginally funny, occasionally cringe-inducing. " ‐ Newsday
Posted Oct 31, 2013
1.5/4 60% Ender's Game (2013) " None of it is convincing in the least. " ‐ Newsday
Posted Oct 31, 2013
4/4 93% A Touch of Sin (2013) " In addressing the two-pronged beast of westernization / corruption, Jia gives us a multipronged and engrossing set of plots. " ‐ Newsday
Posted Oct 17, 2013
100% Gideon's Army (2013) " Like the film itself, Porter's handful of devoted, charismatic attorneys do a righteous job of reminding people that the accused are innocent until proven guilty, and that the criminal justice system seems otherwise disposed. " ‐ Variety
Posted Oct 17, 2013
2/4 22% Romeo and Juliet (2013) " The lovers provide no palpable passion. And without that, there is very much woe. But not much point. " ‐ Newsday
Posted Oct 10, 2013
2/4 50% A.C.O.D. (2013) " A syndrome that may provide food for thought but not a lot of laughs. " ‐ Newsday
Posted Oct 10, 2013
90% Attack the Block (2011) " Attack the Block is essentially an action thriller and as such is effective. " ‐ Newsday
Posted Oct 7, 2013
3/4 48% Zaytoun (2013) " A trek that is occasionally very unlikely, but moving nonetheless. " ‐ Newsday
Posted Oct 3, 2013
3/4 99% Wadjda (2013) " Al-Mansour seems out to make a movie that works in America. Which is likely a savvy move, since it seems unlikely she's going to get much traction back home. " ‐ Newsday
Posted Oct 3, 2013
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