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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
4/4 99% Roma (2018) "Roma" achieves the rare feat of making the personal authentically political, not through explicit polemic or tortured metaphors, but simply by observing life with enough perspective to reflect it in all its contradictions.‐ Washington Post
Read More | Posted Dec 6, 2018
3.5/4 94% The Favourite (2018) Period authenticity clashes happily with occasional creative anachronisms to present audiences with a portrait of power as sobering as it is scabrously conniving.‐ Washington Post
Read More | Posted Nov 29, 2018
2.5/4 83% Creed II (2018) "Creed II" is a respectable if not revelatory sequel to the sequel, even if it lacks its predecessor's grace and narrative texture.‐ Washington Post
Read More | Posted Nov 21, 2018
4/4 83% Green Book (2018) "Green Book" fires on all cylinders, creating the kind of satisfying mainstream moviegoing experience that many observers thought Hollywood had forgotten how to make.‐ Washington Post
Read More | Posted Nov 15, 2018
3/4 58% The Front Runner (2018) The filmmakers put Hart's story squarely in the context of the present, when the norms and traditions that were evolving in 1987 now seem like the quaint artifacts of an era supplanted by a vicious double helix of personal destruction and shamelessness.‐ Washington Post
Read More | Posted Nov 14, 2018
4/4 90% Widows (2018) From its first moments, "Widows" signals that audiences aren't in for just another heist movie.‐ Washington Post
Read More | Posted Nov 14, 2018
3.5/4 86% Monrovia, Indiana (2018) Like all of Wiseman's films, "Monrovia, Indiana" possesses almost meditative power.‐ Washington Post
Read More | Posted Nov 7, 2018
3.5/4 89% A Private War (2018) Heineman and screenwriter Arash Amel remind the audience not just of the humanism that drives so many reporters, but also the extreme danger they put themselves in to bring us the truth.‐ Washington Post
Read More | Posted Nov 7, 2018
3/4 90% Maria By Callas (2018) What emerges is a portrait of a woman of extraordinary natural gifts and work ethic, who was pressured to become a superstar by her mother and then her husband, instead of a conventional homemaker and mother.‐ Washington Post
Read More | Posted Nov 6, 2018
2.5/4 62% Bohemian Rhapsody (2018) "Bohemian Rhapsody" winds up being giddily entertaining, first as an exercise in so-bad-it's-funny kitsch, and ultimately as something far more meaningful and thrilling.‐ Washington Post
Read More | Posted Oct 31, 2018
2.5/4 76% Mid90s (2018) A tender glance back at adolescence that dodges the kind of generational nostalgia suggested by the title.‐ Washington Post
Read More | Posted Oct 25, 2018
3/4 98% Can You Ever Forgive Me? (2018) [McCarthy] brings her dowdiest, most disagreeable A-game to a caustically funny, improbably affecting enterprise.‐ Washington Post
Read More | Posted Oct 25, 2018
3.5/4 96% Bisbee '17 (2018) A fascinating exercise in nonfiction filmmaking as a performative, interdisciplinary, collective act, as well as a provocative inquiry into how selective memory, ideology, shame and unspeakable trauma shape what we come to accept as official history.‐ Washington Post
Read More | Posted Oct 24, 2018
2/4 68% Beautiful Boy (2018) Chalamet now leaves no doubt that he's an actor of refined and profound gifts: His performance in "Beautiful Boy" helps elevate a boho-bourgeois melodrama to something that aspires to be more achingly real and human.‐ Washington Post
Read More | Posted Oct 17, 2018
3.5/4 88% First Man (2018) It gets the job done, with professionalism, immersive authenticity and unadorned feeling, of which Armstrong himself might just have approved, however apprehensively.‐ Washington Post
Read More | Posted Oct 9, 2018
3.5/4 98% Free Solo (2018) Chin and Vasarhelyi have made a film that works both as a praiseworthy historical document rich in context and visual detail, and as a gripping emotional journey full of mythical resonance.‐ Washington Post
Read More | Posted Oct 3, 2018
2.5/4 92% The Old Man & the Gun (2018) Redford's inherent charms do so much of the work in "The Old Man and the Gun" that they obscure what a questionable character Tucker really is.‐ Washington Post
Read More | Posted Oct 3, 2018
3/4 85% The Sisters Brothers (2018) It aerates what's already been well-trod, offering an alternately pitiless and tenderhearted lens on such hardy themes as character, filial loyalty and American progress at its most naive and voraciously destructive.‐ Washington Post
Read More | Posted Oct 3, 2018
3.5/4 90% A Star Is Born (2018) "A Star is Born" offers a suitably jaundiced glimpse of starmaking machinery at its most cynical, but also its most thrilling and gratifying.‐ Washington Post
Read More | Posted Sep 25, 2018
97% 13th (2016) DuVernay creates a cogent, compelling argument in 13th, which balances attractively filmed talking-head interviews with alternately heartbreaking and infuriating archival footage.‐ Washington Post
Read More | Posted Sep 24, 2018
3/4 73% The Children Act (2018) "The Children Act" feels utterly of a piece with the original book: urbane, understated, handsomely realized and impeccably interpreted by a cast of superb actors.‐ Washington Post
Read More | Posted Sep 19, 2018
3/4 96% Blaze (2018) The great singer-songwriter Townes Van Zandt used to say there are two kinds of music: the blues and zip-a-dee-doo-dah. Both are on full, florid display in Blaze, an absorbing, illuminating film about the late musician Blaze Foley.‐ Washington Post
Read More | Posted Sep 18, 2018
4/4 91% We the Animals (2018) Zagar builds a world that is simultaneously deeply authentic and dreamlike - the perfect combination to express a child's deeply felt but inherently distorted view of the universe he inhabits.‐ Washington Post
Read More | Posted Aug 30, 2018
3.5/4 84% The Wife (2018) "The Wife" offers viewers a chance to observe one of the finest - and most criminally underpraised - actresses of her generation working at the very top of her shrewd, subtle, superbly self-controlled game.‐ Washington Post
Read More | Posted Aug 22, 2018
3/4 89% Skate Kitchen (2018) "Skate Kitchen" conveys the simple, exhilarating thrill of daring to claim social space, and proceeding to occupy it, with defiance and ecstatic grace.‐ Washington Post
Read More | Posted Aug 21, 2018
3/4 88% Scotty and the Secret History of Hollywood (2018) In Matt Tyrnauer's touching documentary "Scotty and the Secret History of Hollywood," Bowers is cast not only as a name-dropping Zelig but a free-living, free-loving, fascinatingly contradictory pioneer.‐ Washington Post
Read More | Posted Aug 16, 2018
3/4 92% Crazy Rich Asians (2018) It will more than satisfy the sweet tooth of romantic comedy fans everywhere who have lately despaired that the frothy, frolicsome genre they adore has been subsumed by raunch and various shades of gray.‐ Washington Post
Read More | Posted Aug 14, 2018
3.5/4 95% BlacKkKlansman (2018) "BlacKkKlansman" announces from the jump that viewers are in for a lush, sensory treat as Lee plays with the film vernacular he's manipulated so adroitly and expressively for three decades.‐ Washington Post
Read More | Posted Aug 8, 2018
3/4 83% Puzzle (2018) In "Puzzle," Macdonald has finally found a movie that she doesn't need to steal, because it belongs to her completely.‐ Washington Post
Read More | Posted Aug 1, 2018
3/4 89% Far From the Tree (2018) Fair warning: By the end of "Far From the Tree," tears will be shed, and for all the best reasons.‐ Washington Post
Read More | Posted Aug 1, 2018
3/4 97% Mission: Impossible - Fallout (2018) Even its most irritating parts don't fatally damage a whole that works amazingly well, despite its own excesses.‐ Washington Post
Read More | Posted Jul 24, 2018
99% Eighth Grade (2018) Burnham is clearly conflicted about the emotional effects of the constant comparisons, competitions and invidious voyeurism young people are subjecting themselves to nearly all day long. And he gets the subjective experience right.‐ Washington Post
Read More | Posted Jul 19, 2018
4/4 93% Blindspotting (2018) A spirited, thoughtful, thoroughly entertaining valentine to a city and its still-unfolding history, and a bracing reminder that two things can be true at the same time.‐ Washington Post
Read More | Posted Jul 18, 2018
2/4 77% Don't Worry, He Won't Get Far on Foot (2018) A movie that's supposed to inspire winds up being irritating instead.‐ Washington Post
Read More | Posted Jul 18, 2018
1.5/4 30% Shock and Awe (2018) What should unfold like a contemporary thriller instead becomes a lecture...‐ Washington Post
Read More | Posted Jul 11, 2018
3/4 84% Under the Tree (Undir trénu) (2018) Sigurdsson clearly has his finger on the pulse, not only of smoothly engrossing filmmaking, but also his own anxious times.‐ Washington Post
Read More | Posted Jul 10, 2018
2.5/4 92% Sorry to Bother You (2018) An impassioned, chaotically accurate response to dark and troubling times.‐ Washington Post
Read More | Posted Jul 10, 2018
3/4 88% Whitney (2018) "Whitney" transcends the conventions of the form, delivering a powerful reminder of the breathtaking talent she possessed and the monumental future that was squandered on the altar of selfishness and greed.‐ Washington Post
Read More | Posted Jul 3, 2018
2/4 85% Nancy (2018) "Nancy" possesses an alert, tense sense of atmosphere, but it winds up being as glum and inert as the protagonist herself.‐ Washington Post
Read More | Posted Jun 28, 2018
2.5/4 88% Ant-Man and the Wasp (2018) "Ant-Man and the Wasp" is merry and fleet, and no less enjoyable for being instantly forgettable. The buzz might be temporary, but it's fun while it lasts.‐ Washington Post
Read More | Posted Jun 28, 2018
3/4 71% Damsel (2018) "Damsel" owes just as much to the absurdist tone of the Coen brothers, possessing the same visual and verbal japery and, occasionally, absurdism for its own wearyingly ridiculous sake.‐ Washington Post
Read More | Posted Jun 28, 2018
3/4 94% The Guardians (Les Gardiennes) (2018) Like the cinematic equivalent of slow food, "The Guardians" is a rich, simmering cassoulet of a film, one that asks viewers to adjust their metabolisms accordingly.‐ Washington Post
Read More | Posted Jun 20, 2018
2/4 56% Tag (2018) Thanks to the movie's nimble group of actors, their deadpan interior monologues and some well-executed ambushes and booby traps, "Tag" winds up being an undemanding, if instantly disposable, pleasure.‐ Washington Post
Read More | Posted Jun 14, 2018
2.5/4 53% A Kid Like Jake (2018) It's like the Alex-and-Greg of woke-era problem pictures: bright, earnest and compassionate, if maybe just a little too much in its own head.‐ Washington Post
Read More | Posted Jun 13, 2018
3/4 89% Hereditary (2018) "Hereditary" is staged, photographed and acted so brilliantly, and brings up issues of motherhood, resentment and creativity with such subtlety, that it's tempting to overlook its alternately astonishing and laughable excesses.‐ Washington Post
Read More | Posted Jun 7, 2018
4/4 99% Won't You Be My Neighbor? (2018) Neville has created a film that operates both as a dewy-eyed nostalgia trip and stirring appeal for civility.‐ Washington Post
Read More | Posted Jun 6, 2018
3/4 85% The Gospel According to André (2018) In "The Gospel According to André," a star isn't born. He gives birth to himself, through sheer force of will.‐ Washington Post
Read More | Posted May 30, 2018
3/4 96% Filmworker (2018) "Filmworker's" greatest value lies in pulling the lens back to allow viewers to understand film as a deeply collaborative medium, one in which even the most venerated auteurs cannot accomplish their greatest feats alone.‐ Washington Post
Read More | Posted May 30, 2018
4/4 93% First Reformed (2018) "First Reformed," a mesmerizingly austere drama of one man's apocalyptic crisis of faith, feels like the movie Paul Schrader was put on this planet to make.‐ Washington Post
Read More | Posted May 24, 2018
3/4 84% Pope Francis - A Man of His Word (2018) "Pope Francis: A Man of His Word" offers audiences a thoroughly engrossing portrait of one of the most beloved and galvanizing figures of the 21st century...‐ Washington Post
Read More | Posted May 17, 2018