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Ann Hornaday
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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
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
3.5/4 100% Free Solo (2018) Chin and Vasarhelyi have made a film that works both as a praiseworthy historical document rich in context and visual detail, and as a gripping emotional journey full of mythical resonance.‐ Washington Post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 89% 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 89% 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 69% 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 99% 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 90% 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 85% 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 90% 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 82% 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 91% 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 76% 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 28% 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 82% 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 94% 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 70% 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 55% 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 52% 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 84% 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 85% 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
3/4 53% Book Club (2018) It has brio, rueful humor and celebratory verve that is nearly impossible to resist.‐ Washington Post
Read More | Posted May 17, 2018
2/4 70% Solo: A Star Wars Story (2018) "Solo: A Star Wars Story" gets the job done with little fuss, but also with precious little finesse.‐ Washington Post
Read More | Posted May 15, 2018
2/4 53% Godard Mon Amour (Le redoutable) (2018) The glib, self-conscious brio never leads anywhere.‐ Washington Post
Read More | Posted May 9, 2018
3/4 86% Let the Sunshine In (Un beau soleil intérieur) (2018) It's Binoche, here delivering one of her finest and most subtly calibrated performances, who imbues Isabelle with the heart and earthy eroticism that makes her far more appealing, even heroic, than the pathetic figure she might have been.‐ Washington Post
Read More | Posted May 9, 2018
4/4 97% The Rider (2018) "The Rider" reinvigorates tropes from the western genre of men, horses, honor codes and vast expanses of nature with a refreshing lack of sentimentality, without sacrificing their inherent lyricism and poetry.‐ Washington Post
Read More | Posted Apr 19, 2018
3.5/4 83% Borg Vs. McEnroe (2018) A psychological portrait of competition, friendship and a complicated, temperamental prodigy, whose outbursts and lack of self-control threaten to derail what promises to be a fruitful athletic career.‐ Washington Post
Read More | Posted Apr 19, 2018
2/4 88% You Were Never Really Here (2018) "You Were Never Really Here" is a good film, maybe even a great one. But I can't honestly say that I liked it.‐ Washington Post
Read More | Posted Apr 11, 2018
3/4 83% Beirut (2018) It may be a mostly pessimistic portrait of its time and place, but it offers hope, if only that movies of its style, scope and smarts can still get made.‐ Washington Post
Read More | Posted Apr 11, 2018
4/4 95% A Quiet Place (2018) A creeping, increasingly queasy sense of dread pervades "A Quiet Place," John Krasinski's nervy thriller that marks a notable addition to the recent spate of smart, timely genre pictures.‐ Washington Post
Read More | Posted Apr 5, 2018
2.5/4 83% Blockers (2018) As a burlesque of parental angst and sex panic, "Blockers" possesses sharply observed moments of inspired lunacy.‐ Washington Post
Read More | Posted Apr 5, 2018
3.5/4 74% Final Portrait (2018) Tucci successfully banishes...cliches in a finely observed character study that possesses the ring of careworn, unprettified truth.‐ Washington Post
Read More | Posted Apr 4, 2018
4/4 93% Journey's End (2018) This taut, emotionally wrenching snapshot of both the mythologies and grim realities of war possesses useful reminders about self-deception and abuse of power, especially at a time when bellicose rhetoric and war cabinets seem to be the order of the day.‐ Washington Post
Read More | Posted Mar 29, 2018
3/4 47% Paul, Apostle of Christ (2018) "Paul, Apostle of Christ" offers both solace and a bracing, even revolutionary, challenge.‐ Washington Post
Read More | Posted Mar 21, 2018
2.5/4 90% Isle of Dogs (2018) "Isle of Dogs" bursts with color (including extravagant swaths of crimson) and precious detail, and is shot through with the filmmaker's reliably understated humor.‐ Washington Post
Read More | Posted Mar 21, 2018