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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
90% Walking Out (2017) ... boasts moments of eerie loveliness, a pair of solid central performances, and enough confidence in the primitive engine of its story to know when to leave things unsaid.‐ The Stranger (Seattle, WA)
Read More | Posted Oct 13, 2017
98% Ex Libris: New York Public Library (2017) Even for non-bibliophiles, [Frederick] Wiseman's latest is an absorbing, ultimately optimistic work. Long may he continue to poke around.‐ The Stranger (Seattle, WA)
Read More | Posted Oct 11, 2017
76% The Ghoul (2017) The British import The Ghoul is a clever, deceptively chilly example of narrative unreliability, presenting an increasingly askew perspective in a way that's somehow both off-putting and absorbing. It lingers.‐ The Stranger (Seattle, WA)
Read More | Posted Aug 18, 2017
87% Wind River (2017) Provides all the virtues of a good, grim story well told, while also trusting the audience to fill in the intentional emotional blanks. In Sheridan's growing body of work, nobody gets off easy.‐ The Stranger (Seattle, WA)
Read More | Posted Aug 10, 2017
15% The Dark Tower (2017) Yes, it's unlikely a 95-minute movie could ever capture the gargantuan scope of the source material. But, jeez, couldn't it at least try?‐ Portland Mercury
Read More | Posted Aug 3, 2017
76% 13 Minutes (Elser) (2017) Although its depiction of courage under titanic pressure is both harrowing and heroic, it never really pinpoints the central character's defining moment.‐ Portland Mercury
Read More | Posted Aug 2, 2017
86% Soul on a String (2017) Zhang Yang's follow-up to last year's amazing SIFF entry Paths of the Soul is a thoroughly gorgeous, intriguingly metaphysical take on the western.‐ The Stranger (Seattle, WA)
Read More | Posted Jul 26, 2017
100% Last Men in Aleppo (2017) Provides an unforgettable look at people forced into their best, defined by constant moments of terrible clarity.‐ The Stranger (Seattle, WA)
Read More | Posted Jun 15, 2017
73% The Void (2017) While it handles the close-up grody tentacled stuff with aplomb, its best trick is in creating and sustaining the mounting feeling that something Great and Cosmically Terrible is lurking just outside the frame.‐ The Stranger (Seattle, WA)
Read More | Posted Apr 6, 2017
7% Rings (2017) Even if there are few surprises for fans of the series, the first half of Rings does locate enough of that uneasy nexus between technology and the supernatural to warrant a matinee.‐ Portland Mercury
Read More | Posted Feb 3, 2017
No Score Yet Emily (2017) Without showy declarations of intent or roof-raising histrionics, it captures how people can be perfect together, until they aren't.‐ The Stranger (Seattle, WA)
Read More | Posted Feb 2, 2017
82% Mifune: The Last Samurai (2016) Serves as a fascinating primer on one of the movies' undisputable Icons, as well as taking care of a viewer's to-watch list for months. ‐ The Stranger (Seattle, WA)
Read More | Posted Jan 6, 2017
91% Elle (2016) A breathtakingly twisted piece of work ... that bridges some markedly taboo fault lines concerning power and sexuality. And somehow the damned thing is also funny, usually at the least opportune moments.‐ Portland Mercury
Read More | Posted Dec 21, 2016
100% Ixcanul (2016) Bustamante never lets the story mechanics overwhelm the basic minute-to-minute reality of his subjects, resulting in a film that's earthy and unsentimental and riveting throughout.‐ The Stranger (Seattle, WA)
Read More | Posted Nov 16, 2016
80% The Alchemist Cookbook (2016) Potrykus's film beats the recent Blair Witch revamp in making the woods a place where a Terrible Thing could be lurking behind every twig, especially-and most impressively-during the daylight.‐ The Stranger (Seattle, WA)
Read More | Posted Nov 5, 2016
100% Tower (2016) The film's combination of archival footage and Waking Life-ish rotoscoped animation ... may actually be the best way to capture the horrid unreality of the situation. You are there.‐ The Stranger (Seattle, WA)
Read More | Posted Oct 27, 2016
91% Demon (2016) Ultimately, what lingers most strongly in Wrona's impressive film is less the actual aberration, and more the examination of how people as a group react to it being in their midst.‐ Portland Mercury
Read More | Posted Oct 26, 2016
64% The Greasy Strangler (2016) To steal a line from Mystery Science Theater 3000, every frame looks like someone's Last Known Photo.‐ The Stranger (Seattle, WA)
Read More | Posted Oct 14, 2016
79% American Honey (2016) While the film's essential shagginess may be an understandable turn-off to some, the way that Arnold captures these dead-end kids without a hint of a Larry Clark leer is strangely lovely and absorbing to behold.‐ The Stranger (Seattle, WA)
Read More | Posted Oct 7, 2016
62% Klown Forever (Klovn Forever) (2016) The gags that land are still breathtakingly awkward and irredeemably foul. But, you know, in a good way.‐ The Stranger (Seattle, WA)
Read More | Posted Sep 1, 2016
39% Morgan (2016) If you're a sucker for movies where scientists tamper in God's domain, this should give you plenty to chew on.‐ Portland Mercury
Read More | Posted Sep 1, 2016
87% Don't Breathe (2016) [Stephen Lang] delivers a Pantheon boogeyman here, conveying with every thought and gesture that this is absolutely not a man with whom to screw. This movie should be played loud.‐ Portland Mercury
Read More | Posted Aug 25, 2016
25% Ben-Hur (2016) Suffers from both a curiously passive central character and the faith-based dramatic flattening that seems to be a hallmark of producers Mark Burnett and Roma Downey ... The plot still has enough juice to work, but only just.‐ Portland Mercury
Read More | Posted Aug 18, 2016
65% Anthropoid (2016) Doing justice to its subjects, Ellis's smart, respectful throwback makes for a striking depiction and examination of heroism. It packs a wallop, whether you know how it turns out or not.‐ The Stranger (Seattle, WA)
Read More | Posted Aug 11, 2016
95% Train to Busan (Busanhaeng) (2016) Whatever your current stance on brain-eating, this is a keeper.‐ The Stranger (Seattle, WA)
Read More | Posted Jul 22, 2016
76% Lights Out (2016) Contains more than enough flickeringly lit yelps to justify its existence. How many variations can be successfully run on the same gag? Quite a few, as it turns out. ‐ Portland Mercury
Read More | Posted Jul 21, 2016
69% The Infiltrator (2016) A solid, mid-level walk on the seedy side ... when you factor in a terrific-even-for-him lead performance by Bryan Cranston, however, it zooms up the ranks into something well worth leaving the couch for.‐ Portland Mercury
Read More | Posted Jul 13, 2016
78% The Shallows (2016) Clocking in at a lean and mean 86 minutes, it takes its deliberately simple premise and comes close to knocking the damn cover off of it.‐ The Stranger (Seattle, WA)
Read More | Posted Jun 23, 2016
79% The Conjuring 2 (2016) This is a movie where virtually every scene is designed expressly for the purpose of causing the viewer's colon to have an out-of-body experience. ‐ Portland Mercury
Read More | Posted Jun 8, 2016
37% Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Out of the Shadows (2016) Much better than the last one, with a firmer handle on what makes this stuff appeal to kids and enough off-kilter elements to keep parents at least semiconscious throughout.‐ The Stranger (Seattle, WA)
Read More | Posted Jun 3, 2016
100% The Night Stalker (2016) Writer/director Megan Griffiths successfully captures the burbling hysteria of mid-'80s California, when every open window and slow-moving car carried a horrific potential energy.‐ The Stranger (Seattle, WA)
Read More | Posted Jun 3, 2016
57% Money Monster (2016) A satire about television that feels like it was made by the kind of people who claim they don't even watch TV.‐ Portland Mercury
Read More | Posted May 12, 2016
17% Ratchet & Clank (2016) Keeps the basic charm of the source material, fitting snugly in the tier of movies for kids located somewhere just below Pixar. ‐ Portland Mercury
Read More | Posted Apr 29, 2016
90% Green Room (2016) Gathers up [Blue Ruin's] earlier promise and just goes sick with it, taking an intentionally stripped-down premise and jacking it up to ferocious speeds.‐ Portland Mercury
Read More | Posted Apr 20, 2016
83% Midnight Special (2016) Nichols' built-for-speed tribute to Steven Spielberg and John Carpenter does his influences proud, while also suggesting he's still expanding his horizons. Right now, he's as good as we've got.‐ Portland Mercury
Read More | Posted Mar 30, 2016
90% 10 Cloverfield Lane (2016) Takes an instantly fraught premise and never stops stripping the screws. Within its narrow self-imposed parameters, it's just about perfect.‐ Portland Mercury
Read More | Posted Mar 10, 2016
25% London Has Fallen (2016) Jingoistic enough to make the members of Team America stumble towards the woodchipper in disbelief.‐ Portland Mercury
Read More | Posted Mar 3, 2016
91% The Witch (2016) By the final enigmatic scene, a sustained state of magic terror has been achieved that more than justifies the acres of hype.‐ Portland Mercury
Read More | Posted Feb 17, 2016
84% Deadpool (2016) A terrifically faithful adaptation of some awfully obnoxious source material.‐ Portland Mercury
Read More | Posted Feb 10, 2016
78% Ip Man 3 (2016) A bit pokey at times, with Yen struggling to keep the historical sereneness of his character interesting ... When the throwdowns do occur, though, Oh Holy Mother of God.‐ Portland Mercury
Read More | Posted Jan 20, 2016
3/4 9% The Forest (2016) A good setting can do wonders for a genre film, and director Jason Zada has landed a beaut here.‐ Salt Lake City Weekly
Read More | Posted Jan 8, 2016
80% The Revenant (2015) The sheer mad bravura on display makes it impossible to dismiss. After all, how many times do you get to see someone attempt to best Malick and Herzog and Apocalypse-era Coppola with one go?‐ The Stranger (Seattle, WA)
Read More | Posted Jan 5, 2016
80% Macbeth (2015) While the Big Scenes are rendered with a ravishing starkness, the connective tissue that's allowed to remain tends to fall away into a low-toned dirge. ‐ The Stranger (Seattle, WA)
Read More | Posted Dec 9, 2015
24% Victor Frankenstein (2015) It spends so much time winking at the audience that it's amazing the camera stayed in focus.‐ The Stranger (Seattle, WA)
Read More | Posted Nov 25, 2015
34% Our Brand is Crisis (2015) While the talented cast occasionally gets a screwball, smiling-dagger rhythm going, the narrative's insistence on staying on point certainly could have benefited from some of Green's old what the hell wobbliness.‐ Portland Mercury
Read More | Posted Oct 28, 2015
2.5/4 16% The Last Witch Hunter (2015) Yes, it's as preposterous as it sounds -- possibly even more so -- but the rampant hooey is kept stylish and relatively fleet-footed by director Breck Eisner.‐ Salt Lake City Weekly
Read More | Posted Oct 23, 2015
91% Bridge of Spies (2015) A deliberately old-fashioned hybrid of courtroom drama and Cold War skullduggery that's so expertly put together that you may not realize the beauty of its construction until after the fact.‐ Portland Mercury
Read More | Posted Oct 14, 2015
73% Black Mass (2015) [Depp] festoons himself with bad teeth, an elfin nose, and malamute eyes with fascinatingly grotesque results. What's new, however, is that he doesn't seem content with just pleasing himself this time. ‐ Portland Mercury
Read More | Posted Sep 16, 2015
8% Hitman: Agent 47 (2015) When your movie is about a guy who can take out an entire room of thugs without breaking stride, it sure would be nice to actually see it.‐ Portland Mercury
Read More | Posted Aug 20, 2015
9% Fantastic Four (2015) This is a movie where a superhero famed for his amazing powers of elasticity can be choked out like a henchman in a Swayze flick.‐ Portland Mercury
Read More | Posted Aug 6, 2015