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Richard Brody

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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
No Score Yet Within Our Gates (1920) "Micheaux's narrative manner is as daring as his subject matter, with bold flashbacks and interpolations amplifying the story ... " ‐ New Yorker
Posted Feb 1, 2016
100% Salesman (1968) "The filmmakers, despite their rueful gaze, inspire empathy for all parties to this miserable commerce. " ‐ New Yorker
Posted Feb 1, 2016
91% The Heartbreak Kid (2002) "[May] captures the implausibly boundless sense of wonder, possibility, and entitlement of a time when even a self-proclaimed schmuck like Len Cantrow, endowed with little but the gift of gab, attempted daring feats of self-liberation. " ‐ New Yorker
Posted Feb 1, 2016
No Score Yet Enthusiasm (Entuziazm: Simfoniya Donbassa) (1931) "The vigor and horror of the Russian Revolution provide both the substance and the stylistic inspiration of Dziga Vertov's 1931 film. " ‐ New Yorker
Posted Feb 1, 2016
79% The Club (El Club) (2016) "The tightly patterned story has a musical structure that underscores the drama's starkest, deepest conflicts. Only a clichéd view of the traumatized Sandokan vitiates the film's outraged power. " ‐ New Yorker
Posted Feb 1, 2016
98% Gentlemen Prefer Blondes (1953) "Howard Hawks adds sly sexual insinuation to the blatantly sexual antics of Marilyn Monroe and Jane Russell in this scintillating 1953 adaptation of the stage musical based on Anita Loos's novel. " ‐ New Yorker
Posted Jan 25, 2016
78% Designing Woman (1957) "There's real chemistry between Bacall and Peck, which Minnelli emphasizes in carefully observed intimacies and brusque banter alike. " ‐ New Yorker
Posted Jan 18, 2016
100% Aferim! (2016) "The crisp black-and-white photography and brisk panning shots across alluring landscapes capture the cruelty of the times and the pitiless course of history with a bitter majesty. " ‐ New Yorker
Posted Jan 18, 2016
92% Star Wars: Episode VII - The Force Awakens (2015) "Despite the copious servings of tragic threats and good feelings, the production sinks under the weight of its emotional calculation. " ‐ New Yorker
Posted Jan 4, 2016
No Score Yet Hell's Hinges (1916) "The images are as direct and bare as the characters' emotions, and the harsh drama builds to a mad, apocalyptic climax of crime and revenge. " ‐ New Yorker
Posted Jan 4, 2016
96% 45 Years (2015) "Haigh makes his intentions so obvious-and makes his actors display them so blatantly-that all imagination is foreclosed. " ‐ New Yorker
Posted Jan 4, 2016
93% The Connection (2007) "The quartet of musicians, led by the pianist and composer Freddie Redd and the caustic-toned post-bop saxophonist Jackie McLean, perform brilliantly on-camera as they dramatize both the agonized wait and the needed high. " ‐ New Yorker
Posted Jan 4, 2016
60% Sisters (2015) "This hectic and sentimental comedy, though built on a firm foundation of familiar experience and stifled pain, is a sad waste of sparkling talent. " ‐ New Yorker
Posted Dec 28, 2015
80% A Scandal in Paris (1946) "With a display of suave images and wry performances, Sirk delights in the elegant formalities that withhold judgment in favor of pleasure and knowledge. " ‐ New Yorker
Posted Dec 28, 2015
91% Zangiku monogatari (The Story of the Last Chrysanthemums) (1979) "Throughout his career, Mizoguchi depicted the moral crisis of Japan's subjugation of women; here, he raises it to the most exalted realms of tragedy. " ‐ New Yorker
Posted Dec 14, 2015
60% Joy (2015) "Painful personal overtones resonate in David O. Russell's boisterous comic view-based on a true story-of an entrepreneur's conflict-riddled rise to success. " ‐ New Yorker
Posted Dec 14, 2015
95% Céline et Julie Vont en Bateau (Celine and Julie Go Boating) (1974) "The loosely guided performances are often slack, and the thin depiction of daily life lessens the power of fantasy, yet Rivette's fretful view of the dangers of stories is, in effect, a self-portrait as a cinephile on the verge of hallucination. " ‐ New Yorker
Posted Dec 14, 2015
82% Stinking Heaven "[Silver's] densely textured images have many planes of action, which he parses with pans and zooms, revealing the volatile bonds of a group on the verge of combustion as well as the howling horrors of unremitting solitude. " ‐ New Yorker
Posted Dec 7, 2015
90% Paris Nous Appartient (Paris is Ours) (1960) "Rivette's tightly wound images turn the ornate architecture of Paris into a labyrinth of intimate entanglements and apocalyptic menace; he evokes the fearsome mysteries beneath the surface ... " ‐ New Yorker
Posted Dec 7, 2015
31% Don Verdean (2015) "No one is spared the righteous comic wrath of the director Jared Hess, in this wild satire about the exploitation of Christian faith by Christians and others. " ‐ New Yorker
Posted Dec 7, 2015
95% Hitchcock/Truffaut (2015) "A wider range of interview subjects might have broadened the perspective, yet before criticizing a tradition, it's useful to define it, and Jones ... offers deep insight into the watershed moment and the enduring forms of Hitchcock's canonization. " ‐ New Yorker
Posted Nov 30, 2015
24% Every Thing Will Be Fine (2015) "The passing years find the characters unmarked and undeveloped; incidents follow with little inner necessity and virtually no insight into Tomas's passions or processes. " ‐ New Yorker
Posted Nov 30, 2015
100% Christmas, Again (2015) "The hard-won consolations of seasonal sentiment emerge in the searching performances as well as in the impressionistic handheld images. " ‐ New Yorker
Posted Nov 30, 2015
93% Arabian Nights: Volume 1 - The Restless One (As Mil e Uma Noites: Volume 1, O Inquieto) (2015) "With a blend of local lore and partisan fury, theatrical artifice and journalistic inquiry, Gomes single-handedly reinvents the political cinema. " ‐ New Yorker
Posted Nov 30, 2015
No Score Yet So's Your Old Man (1926) "Fields delivers his full repertory of grimaces and double takes, stumbles and eruptions, and La Cava leavens the comedy with enough drama to make it sting. " ‐ New Yorker
Posted Nov 23, 2015
67% The Night Before (2015) "Seth Rogen bursts with inventive exuberance in this schematic but genial holiday comedy about millennials settling down. " ‐ New Yorker
Posted Nov 23, 2015
94% Creed (2015) "The burly backstory and weight of personal history don't stall the drama but provide its fuel. " ‐ New Yorker
Posted Nov 23, 2015
31% By The Sea (2015) "The actors aren't unhinged enough for the scathing conceit, and the script is more of a mechanism than a revelation. " ‐ New Yorker
Posted Nov 23, 2015
96% Mustang (2015) "[Ergüven] gets appealing and fiercely committed performances from the five young actresses at the story's center, but above all she effectively stokes righteous anger at a situation that admits no clear remedy other than mere escape. " ‐ New Yorker
Posted Nov 16, 2015
68% Miss You Already (2015) "There's a tough-minded drama struggling to break through the movie's glossy veneer-a contemplation of the black hole of death that, sooner or later, becomes the center of life. " ‐ New Yorker
Posted Nov 16, 2015
84% Imitation of Life (1959) "Sirk unleashed a melodramatic torrent of rage at the corrupt core of American life-the unholy trinity of racism, commercialism, and puritanism. " ‐ New Yorker
Posted Nov 16, 2015
90% How Green Was My Valley (1941) "Captures an idyll of youth that has been lost to the corrosive practices of modern business. " ‐ New Yorker
Posted Nov 16, 2015
97% Gun Crazy (Deadly Is the Female) (1950) "The already-classic trope of lovers on the run, à la Bonnie and Clyde, gets a stylish workout from the director Joseph H. Lewis. " ‐ New Yorker
Posted Nov 16, 2015
97% Johnny Guitar (1954) "The acidulous palette of the costumes and the décor conjure Ray's insolent, isolated fury; though the action is set in the nineteenth century, the actors break out of the story to foreshadow the stylishly electric revolutions to come. " ‐ New Yorker
Posted Nov 9, 2015
91% James White (2015) "As scripted, James has so few distinguishing traits that this potential bourgeois Everyman comes off as nobody in particular. " ‐ New Yorker
Posted Nov 9, 2015
79% Entertainment (2015) "The film is both jagged and suave, like an orchestrated concept album by a garage band. " ‐ New Yorker
Posted Nov 9, 2015
73% Suffragette (2015) "The script, by Abi Morgan, filters out the contextual complexities of politics, and Sarah Gavron's direction reduces difficult situations to simple sentiments. " ‐ New Yorker
Posted Nov 2, 2015
94% In Jackson Heights (2015) "Wiseman's very subject is the difference between neighborhood and community-between the happenstance of urban geography and the commitment of self-identification. " ‐ New Yorker
Posted Nov 2, 2015
81% Saboteur (1942) "Soldiers on patrol behind cafeteria workers, Fascist-sympathizing terrorists deeply embedded in small towns and big cities, and the chilling crackle of hectic radio warnings set a tone of ambient menace. " ‐ New Yorker
Posted Oct 26, 2015
33% Our Brand is Crisis (2015) "Green ... has little feel for the movie's comic turns, and his way with the drama is held back by his obvious and conventional sympathies. " ‐ New Yorker
Posted Oct 26, 2015
No Score Yet Insiang (1976) "This intense, furious melodrama, by the Filipino director Lino Brocka, fuses its narrative energy with documentary veracity. " ‐ New Yorker
Posted Oct 26, 2015
69% Crimson Peak (2015) "Del Toro builds a tight plot but never develops it; his frames are overdecorated with macabre clutter and smothered in shadow, but the atmosphere of dread never reaches ecstatic excesses. " ‐ New Yorker
Posted Oct 26, 2015
48% Bamboozled (2000) "Spike Lee's sharp, riotous satire, from 2000, zeroes in on the grotesque misrepresentation of blacks in American media-and their underrepresentation in the corporate offices that control it. " ‐ New Yorker
Posted Oct 26, 2015
No Score Yet Police (1985) "Astringently naturalistic ... " ‐ New Yorker
Posted Oct 12, 2015
No Score Yet The Marriage Circle (1924) "For his second American film, from 1923, Ernst Lubitsch turned a drawing-room farce into bittersweet chamber music-which, aptly, plays out in Vienna. " ‐ New Yorker
Posted Oct 12, 2015
100% Field Niggas "An intimate movie with a metaphysical grandeur, a detailed local inquiry that displays the crushing power of societal forces as well as the passion and vitality of those who endure. " ‐ New Yorker
Posted Oct 12, 2015
80% The Big Lebowski (1998) "[The Coens] rummaged through political and personal history for the underpinnings of this Los Angeles caper, from 1998, sending up, with rueful astonishment, the American way of war. " ‐ New Yorker
Posted Oct 12, 2015
77% The Assassin (2015) "Hou Hsiao-hsien's historical drama, set in ninth-century China, fuses political struggles and family grudges into images of a sumptuous stillness, which he punctuates with spasms of extravagant martial artistry. " ‐ New Yorker
Posted Oct 12, 2015
88% F for Fake (1974) "F for Fake is as grand, multitudinous, and original as Welles himself. " ‐ New Yorker
Posted Oct 11, 2015
34% War Room (2015) "Kendrick's view of Christian devotion involves only trivial sacrifices and offers a gospel of self-help that masks its wider doctrinal implications. " ‐ New Yorker
Posted Oct 8, 2015
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