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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
2.5/5 73% That Guy Dick Miller (2015) " While That Guy Dick Miller plays a lot like an extended (and overlong) DVD extra, the subject is so likable that the movie as a whole is fairly pleasant. " ‐ The Dissolve
Posted Apr 1, 2015
3.5/5 88% Vincent & Theo (1990) " The Altmans bring Van Gogh's subjects back to life. " ‐ The Dissolve
Posted Mar 30, 2015
2.5/5 89% The Kidnapping of Michel Houellebecq (2015) " At first, the movie is offbeat enough to be entertaining anyway; but like the title character, it quickly outstays its welcome. " ‐ The Dissolve
Posted Mar 25, 2015
5/5 100% The Thin Blue Line (1988) " The Thin Blue Line is one of the films that helped make documentaries a viable entertainment option for arthouse moviegoers during the indie-film boom of the 1980s and '90s. " ‐ The Dissolve
Posted Mar 23, 2015
3.5/5 100% Vernon, Florida (1981) " Morris' first two films are as carefully composed and thematically complex as any scripted drama. " ‐ The Dissolve
Posted Mar 23, 2015
5/5 94% Gates of Heaven (1980) " It's a movie so suffused with meaning that every line and every image feels purposeful. " ‐ The Dissolve
Posted Mar 23, 2015
3/5 92% La Sapienza (2015) " While La Sapienza is unsatisfying as drama, it's frequently beautiful just as a tour through architecturally significant Italian buildings. " ‐ The Dissolve
Posted Mar 18, 2015
3.5/5 No Score Yet Ride the Pink Horse (1947) " If a director's job is to come up with creative ways to convey who characters are and the deeper meaning of their circumstances, Montgomery earns a gold star. " ‐ The Dissolve
Posted Mar 16, 2015
3.5/5 92% The Wrecking Crew (2015) " The Wrecking Crew is a provocative look back at an art form in transition. " ‐ The Dissolve
Posted Mar 12, 2015
2/5 No Score Yet Exterminators of the Year 3000 " Exterminators is mostly a mediocre Road Warrior copy, with a few genuinely exciting chases punctuating long stretches that range from tedious to terrible. " ‐ The Dissolve
Posted Mar 10, 2015
3/5 80% The Lesson (2015) " The Lesson works best as a depiction of one woman's mounting outrage. " ‐ The Dissolve
Posted Mar 4, 2015
2.5/5 20% Ana Maria in Novela Land (2015) " The comedy is never all that funny, and some scenes fall noticeably flat, either because the cast isn't strong enough, or because the production as a whole lacks polish. " ‐ The Dissolve
Posted Mar 2, 2015
4/5 93% Eat Drink Man Woman (Yin shi nan nu) (1994) " What makes this a Lee film-and one of his best-is how well he and his co-writers understand all the relationships, and what's going unspoken. " ‐ The Dissolve
Posted Mar 2, 2015
3.5/5 84% Wild Canaries (2015) " It's rare for a film that feels this loose to be populated by men and women so precisely constructed that they could've been pulled right out of a novel. " ‐ The Dissolve
Posted Feb 24, 2015
4/5 78% Munich (2005) " Munich is more measured and classy than Spielberg's action-adventures. " ‐ The Dissolve
Posted Feb 23, 2015
3.5/5 84% Queen and Country (2015) " Boorman skillfully takes major historical events and filters them through small, personal moments. " ‐ The Dissolve
Posted Feb 18, 2015
4.5/5 100% Partie de Campagne (A Day in the Country) (1936) " The brazen carnality of A Day In The Country is refreshing even now. " ‐ The Dissolve
Posted Feb 18, 2015
C+ 72% Bosch: Season 1 (TV, 2014-2015) " In theory, the slow-drip approach makes sense. In practice, the pacing keeps Bosch from being as grabby as it should be. " ‐ AV Club
Posted Feb 17, 2015
4/5 100% GETT: The Trial of Viviane Amsalem (2015) " Ronit Elkabetz gives a lively and at times moving performance as Viviane. " ‐ The Dissolve
Posted Feb 11, 2015
3/5 80% F.I.S.T. (1978) " F.I.S.T. is another in a long line of well-made films that excel in their particulars, even if they fall a little short as complete, complex pieces of cinema. " ‐ The Dissolve
Posted Feb 9, 2015
4/5 86% Ballet 422 (2015) " Peck doesn't come across as confident in what he's trying to do; if anything, it's his tentativeness that makes Ballet 422 so subtly dramatic. " ‐ The Dissolve
Posted Feb 4, 2015
4/5 100% Henry V (1989) " There's a boldness to Branagh's Henry V, which shows off the cinematic possibilities of Shakespeare without a lot of distracting razzle-dazzle. " ‐ The Dissolve
Posted Feb 4, 2015
4/5 94% My Winnipeg (2007) " Maddin mixes personal reminiscences with elaborate fantasies of Masonic rituals and collectivist brothels, to construct a vision of Winnipeg as a city of sleepwalkers. " ‐ The Dissolve
Posted Jan 26, 2015
3.5/5 96% Red Army (2015) " If nothing else, this film makes the case that the Cold War robbed sports fans of the chance to watch and appreciate one of the greatest collections of athletes ever assembled. " ‐ The Dissolve
Posted Jan 22, 2015
3.5/5 82% R100 (2015) " When the film works, it isn't because Matsumoto is playing to the cult-movie crowd, but because he's sympathetic to all the Takafumis out there who fade into the background. " ‐ The Dissolve
Posted Jan 21, 2015
C 61% 12 Monkeys: Season 1 (TV, 2015) " There are only so many times a source can be duped before the quality starts to degrade. " ‐ AV Club
Posted Jan 20, 2015
100% Cheers: Season 1 (TV, 1982-1983) " I actually watched this episode when it originally aired-I even remember NBC's evocative little teaser ads, with two beer glasses smashing together-and I do remember finding it immediately inviting, even for a 12-year-old. " ‐ AV Club
Posted Jan 19, 2015
100% Cheers: Season 2 (TV, 1983-1984) " I've always appreciated the way the course of the Sam/Diane romance feels so unforced, as though the writers genuinely had no idea where this storyline was going to wind up. " ‐ AV Club
Posted Jan 19, 2015
C+ 45% Mad Dogs: Season 1 (TV, 2015) " Amazon's Mad Dogs pilot has a slow-boil quality that's ill suited to a "vote to see more episodes" competition. " ‐ AV Club
Posted Jan 15, 2015
B 81% Man Seeking Woman: Season 1 (TV, 2015) " What makes Man Seeking Woman so promising is that it's such a strong showcase for Baruchel. " ‐ AV Club
Posted Jan 15, 2015
3.5/5 89% Middle of Nowhere (2012) " DuVernay uses this situation as a light but poignant metaphor for Ruby's personal growth, as she finds a way to escape her own kind of prison. " ‐ The Dissolve
Posted Jan 12, 2015
3/5 75% La última película (2015) " Taken less as a statement (or prank), though, and more as a series of purely cinematic moments, La Última Película is frequently funny and beautiful. " ‐ The Dissolve
Posted Jan 9, 2015
A- 97% Marvel's Agent Carter: Season 1 (TV, 2015) " This is a classic Marvel comics premise: the hassled hero, who has to hide her derring-do. More importantly, it's a great television premise. " ‐ AV Club
Posted Jan 6, 2015
4/5 98% Song Of The Sea (2014) " Song Of The Sea is a triumph of design and animation. " ‐ The Dissolve
Posted Dec 19, 2014
2.5/5 60% Goodbye to All That (2014) " Goodbye To All That is mostly just a series of vignettes, detailing Otto's sexual misadventures. And even those don't amount to much. " ‐ The Dissolve
Posted Dec 17, 2014
4/5 96% The Long Goodbye (1973) " The Long Goodbye as a whole peels back the surfaces of private-eye stories, paying special attention to their macho bluster and abused women. " ‐ The Dissolve
Posted Dec 15, 2014
3/5 68% Il portiere di notte (The Night Porter) (1974) " At its best, the film layers Lucia's and Maximilian's flashbacks in such a way that that the lines between memory, fantasy, and nightmare get blurred. " ‐ The Dissolve
Posted Dec 10, 2014
3.5/5 88% Concerning Violence (2014) " Olsson's The Wretched Of The Earth excerpts are well-chosen, and several of the vintage interviews from Swedish TV are jaw-droppingly on-point. " ‐ The Dissolve
Posted Dec 5, 2014
2.5/5 48% Miss Julie (2014) " The problem is that as played by Chastain and Farrell (or perhaps as directed by Ullmann), the sexual tension comes off as intellectualized, not actual. " ‐ The Dissolve
Posted Dec 5, 2014
3.5/5 No Score Yet The Vault of Horror (Tales from the Crypt, Part II) (1973) " The misanthropy of the Tales From The Crypt and Vault Of Horror movies is strangely enjoyable, because it comes packaged within some gleefully perverse ideas. " ‐ The Dissolve
Posted Nov 24, 2014
3.5/5 88% Tales from the Crypt (1972) " The misanthropy of the Tales From The Crypt and Vault Of Horror movies is strangely enjoyable, because it comes packaged within some gleefully perverse ideas. " ‐ The Dissolve
Posted Nov 24, 2014
3.5/5 100% Ride in the Whirlwind (1965) " There's a pervasive feeling of hopelessness to Ride In The Whirlwind that points the way to later gloomy counterculture favorites like Bonnie And Clyde. " ‐ The Dissolve
Posted Nov 17, 2014
4/5 100% The Shooting (1967) " The Shooting keeps making the Western genre feel new, as though it had no conventions. " ‐ The Dissolve
Posted Nov 17, 2014
4.5/5 100% Das Cabinet des Dr. Caligari. (The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari) (1920) " The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari illustrates something more eternal: about great manipulators, and the underlying anxiety that either society has gone mad, or we have. " ‐ The Dissolve
Posted Nov 17, 2014
4/5 88% Foxcatcher (2014) " This is a true-crime story in which the crime is treated as an afterthought. " ‐ The Dissolve
Posted Nov 12, 2014
3/5 87% Ornette: Made in America (2012) " Ornette: Made In America is an unusual hybrid of straight documentary and art film. " ‐ The Dissolve
Posted Nov 10, 2014
4/5 100% Portrait of Jason (1967) " Jason's simultaneously funny and tragic, and almost heroic in the way he keeps eluding director Shirley Clarke's efforts to pin him down. " ‐ The Dissolve
Posted Nov 10, 2014
3/5 63% UHF (1989) " It's agreeably goofy, and it feels like something anyone could do, even if that's not the case. " ‐ The Dissolve
Posted Nov 10, 2014
B+ 100% Getting On: Season 2 (TV, 2014) " The show is also very sharp about the awkward interactions of doctors and nurses with their patients, who get treated like children even if they used to be brilliant, respected scientists and writers. " ‐ AV Club
Posted Nov 7, 2014
3/5 54% On Any Sunday, The Next Chapter (2014) " On Any Sunday: The Next Chapter effectively pitches its sport, via the participants' graciousness and the impressive stunts and races. " ‐ The Dissolve
Posted Nov 5, 2014
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