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Justin Chang

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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
89% Chi-Raq (2015) "This sprawling, blistering state-of-the-reunion-address is Spike Lee's most vital movie in years. " ‐ Variety
Posted Nov 23, 2015
44% Criminal Activities (2015) "A profane thriller that so closely resembles the B-movies that followed "The Usual Suspects," "Pulp Fiction" and "Get Shorty," it could be mistaken for an archeological discovery. " ‐ Variety
Posted Nov 19, 2015
40% Secret in Their Eyes (2015) "The movie manages to register its own identity in gradual, piecemeal fashion, even as it doesn't deviate too dramatically from its predecessor's narrative template. " ‐ Variety
Posted Nov 19, 2015
100% Krisha "An intimate and unnerving character study that marks a ferociously impressive feature debut for 26-year-old multihyphenate Trey Edward Shults. " ‐ Variety
Posted Nov 18, 2015
76% The Good Dinosaur (2015) "Cross-species bonding may have its limits, but it's hard not to find beauty in a boy-meets-beast saga that, by the end, has made it hard to tell which is which. " ‐ Variety
Posted Nov 13, 2015
88% What Our Fathers Did: A Nazi Legacy (2015) "A troubling study of denial, wartime responsibility and the challenge of dealing with a monster in the family. " ‐ Variety
Posted Nov 10, 2015
27% By The Sea (2015) "An unabashed vanity project that struggles to turn its own beautiful inertia into a virtue. " ‐ Variety
Posted Nov 6, 2015
96% The Armor Of Light (2015) "Christian leaders calling for gun control are the subjects of Abigail Disney's intelligent and emotionally charged documentary. " ‐ Variety
Posted Nov 2, 2015
44% Scouts Guide to the Zombie Apocalypse (2015) "The Scouts save the day, but not the movie, in this witless zombie-comedy retread. " ‐ Variety
Posted Oct 29, 2015
63% Extraordinary Tales (2015) "Five stories by Edgar Allan Poe get varied treatment in this striking but inert animated compendium. " ‐ Variety
Posted Oct 25, 2015
100% India's Daughter (2015) ""India's Daughter" makes for grim, infuriating and sadly necessary viewing, its despair tinged with the faintest hope that the protestors' call for gender equality may yet be reignited. " ‐ Variety
Posted Oct 23, 2015
27% Burnt (2015) "A moody-foodie therapy session that follows an increasingly tidy narrative recipe as it sets this one-man kitchen nightmare on a long road to redemption. " ‐ Variety
Posted Oct 21, 2015
100% Embrace Of The Serpent (El Abrazo De La Serpiente) "The ravages of colonialism cast a dark pall over the stunning South American landscape in Embrace of the Serpent, the latest visual astonishment from the gifted Colombian writer-director Ciro Guerra. " ‐ Variety
Posted Oct 21, 2015
60% The Man Who Knew Infinity "Dev Patel and Jeremy Irons play real-life mathematicians in this plodding, overly dutiful biopic. " ‐ Variety
Posted Sep 27, 2015
85% Office (2015) "Johnnie To and Sylvia Chang's stage-to-screen musical is a dazzling entertainment set against the backdrop of the 2008 financial crisis. " ‐ Variety
Posted Sep 24, 2015
100% East Side Sushi (2015) "Anthony Lucero's delectable debut feature has its share of on-the-nose writing and Cinderella-story contrivances, but for the most part folds its cross-cultural insights into a pleasing underdog narrative. " ‐ Variety
Posted Sep 21, 2015
78% The Family Fang "Jason Bateman proves that 'Bad Words' was no fluke with this sharp and affecting dysfunctional-family portrait. " ‐ Variety
Posted Sep 14, 2015
64% The Dressmaker "Moorhouse's adaptation of Rosalie Ham's 2000 novel may lead audiences to expect a primmer, more well-behaved movie based on its title alone, but that doesn't mean it won't have them in stitches. " ‐ Variety
Posted Sep 14, 2015
47% Freeheld (2015) "At times plays like a period piece, populated by cardboard bigots, flamboyant gay crusaders and other hoary relics of a less enlightened past. That may be cause for celebration, but it's hardly a compliment. " ‐ Variety
Posted Sep 14, 2015
58% Truth (2015) "Cate Blanchett and Robert Redford star in James Vanderbilt's crisp and fastidious account of the Killian documents affair. " ‐ Variety
Posted Sep 13, 2015
79% Where to Invade Next "Michael Moore goes on a global tour with this impishly entertaining polemic. " ‐ Variety
Posted Sep 11, 2015
72% He Named Me Malala (2015) "An expectedly stirring portrait of the exceedingly smart and courageous Pakistani teenager who defied the Taliban and lived to tell the tale. " ‐ Variety
Posted Sep 7, 2015
72% Suffragette (2015) "A picture whose politics prove rather more commendable than its artistry. " ‐ Variety
Posted Sep 7, 2015
84% Steve Jobs (2015) "An enthralling performance by Michael Fassbender fuels this brilliant, infuriating and richly unconventional take on the life of an American visionary. " ‐ Variety
Posted Sep 7, 2015
96% Room (2015) "Brie Larson and Jacob Tremblay give this truncated but still-powerful adaptation of Emma Donoghue's novel its beating heart. " ‐ Variety
Posted Sep 5, 2015
97% Spotlight (2015) "A superbly controlled and engrossingly detailed account of the Boston Globe's Pulitzer Prize-winning investigation into the widespread pedophilia scandals and subsequent cover-ups within the Catholic Church. " ‐ Variety
Posted Sep 3, 2015
90% Beasts of No Nation (2015) "The unsentimental education of an African child soldier is captured with savage beauty and matter-of-fact horror in "Beasts of No Nation," a tough-minded, tough-viewing chronicle of a civil war as seen through the eyes of one of its youngest casualties. " ‐ Variety
Posted Sep 2, 2015
73% Everest (2015) "Although hardly a peak achievement, Baltasar Kormakur's Himalayan epic is a properly grueling, strikingly unsentimental chronicle of the 1996 Mount Everest tragedy. " ‐ Variety
Posted Sep 2, 2015
100% The Duplass Brothers - Manson Family Vacation "It's a measure of the film's dramatic balance as well as its emotional integrity that both of these men will wind up eliciting the viewer's sympathy and scorn at different points. " ‐ Variety
Posted Aug 26, 2015
41% We Are Your Friends (2015) ""We Are Your Friends" increasingly plays like a synth-heavy soap opera ("As the Table Turns," anyone?) that doesn't so much delve into the EDM phenomenon so much as scan it for easy dramatic hooks and emotional entry points. " ‐ Variety
Posted Aug 25, 2015
46% No Escape (2015) "A technically accomplished, morally rank slab of cultural exploitation ... " ‐ Variety
Posted Aug 24, 2015
4% Some Kind of Beautiful (2015) "The Hollywood romantic comedy hits an astonishing new low with this disastrous pairing for Pierce Brosnan and Salma Hayek. " ‐ Variety
Posted Aug 23, 2015
No Score Yet Ghadi "This debut feature for director Amin Dora and scribe Georges Khabbaz may be as simple-minded as the characters it scrutinizes and finds wanting. But it demonstrates a deft, winning touch all the same. " ‐ Variety
Posted Aug 19, 2015
8% Hitman: Agent 47 (2015) "What to call it, exactly? The 47th best action film of 2015? A feature-length Audi commercial, or a promo reel for the Singapore Tourism Board? The most unnecessary artistic contribution ever made by someone named Bach? " ‐ Variety
Posted Aug 19, 2015
56% 6 Years (2015) "[6 Years] too often veers toward melodramatic overstatement, inspiring little empathy or understanding despite the committed performances of promising young leads Taissa Farmiga and Ben Rosenfield. " ‐ Variety
Posted Aug 18, 2015
69% Prince (2015) "A slender, morally simplified fable that makes up for its tonal and narrative imprecisions with considerable visual energy, musical pizzazz, and a panoply of colorful characters ... " ‐ Variety
Posted Aug 17, 2015
27% Final Girl (2015) "This patchy, underwritten thriller could almost pass for a critique of any number of genre forebears in which the mere presence of a hot, ass-kicking female avenger is meant to seem subversive. " ‐ Variety
Posted Aug 13, 2015
22% The Seventh Dwarf (2015) "There's precious little charm or magic in this English-dubbed, German-produced fairy-tale mash-up. " ‐ Variety
Posted Jul 31, 2015
15% Big Significant Things (2015) "Essentially an 84-minute shoulder shrug captured onscreen, "Big Significant Things" is the latest American independent feature to suggest there are few things more intriguing than a young white guy trying to find himself. " ‐ Variety
Posted Jul 27, 2015
92% Mission: Impossible Rogue Nation (2015) "At once questioning and reaffirming the pleasures of cinematic espionage, this is the rare sequel that leaves its franchise feeling not exhausted but surprisingly resurgent at 19 years and counting. " ‐ Variety
Posted Jul 24, 2015
18% The Vatican Tapes (2015) "Mark Neveldine's first solo directorial effort is a silly, shrieky and eminently watchable exorcism thriller. " ‐ Variety
Posted Jul 23, 2015
17% Pixels (2015) "A dimwitted '80s nostalgia trip best appreciated by those who have waited years for Adam Sandler's fine-grained intelligence and Chris Columbus' filmmaking mastery to finally converge. " ‐ Variety
Posted Jul 22, 2015
No Score Yet Cemetery of Splendor "The latest gently hypnotic cinematic enigma from the Thai writer-director Apichatpong Weerasethakul. " ‐ Variety
Posted Jul 20, 2015
100% My Golden Days (Trois Souvenirs De Ma Jeunesse) "Arnaud Desplechin and Mathieu Amalric revisit the adventures of Paul Dedalus in this marvelously vivid coming-of-age drama. " ‐ Variety
Posted Jul 20, 2015
6% Safelight (2015) "A bland and unremarkable tale of sad souls and dead-end circumstances from first-time feature director Tony Aloupis. " ‐ Variety
Posted Jul 20, 2015
15% Jenny's Wedding (2015) "Plays like a series of hand-holding growth exercises for closed-minded conservatives, and relies too heavily on its tying-the-knot finale for both dramatic momentum and emotional closure. " ‐ Variety
Posted Jul 13, 2015
76% The Suicide Theory (2015) "A contrived but weirdly compelling thriller involving a tortured hitman, his willing prey, and the inexplicable curse that keeps them both from realizing their shared goal. " ‐ Variety
Posted Jul 12, 2015
36% Strangerland (2015) "The narrative machinery proves no more convincing than the underlying subtext. " ‐ Variety
Posted Jul 9, 2015
79% Ant-Man (2015) "Succeeds well enough as a genial diversion and sometimes a delightful one, predicated on the rarely heeded Hollywood wisdom that less really can be more. " ‐ Variety
Posted Jul 8, 2015
100% Arlo and Julie (2015) "Ultimately a sweet, simple ode to the virtues of honesty and commitment in a relationship, "Arlo & Julie" may be a trifle at day's end, but it's a deft and pleasurable one. " ‐ Variety
Posted Jul 6, 2015
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