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Armond White

Armond White
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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
54% Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets (2017) Imagine Star Wars, Lord of the Rings, The Matrix, etc. rolled up in one but corralled by a good director with impish humor.‐ National Review
Read More | Posted Jul 21, 2017
92% Dunkirk (2017) [N]early two hours of uninspiring mayhem...Dunkirk uses history as a pretext to show off the director's fascination for calamity.‐ National Review
Read More | Posted Jul 21, 2017
8% False Confessions (Les fausses confidences) (2017) Bondy's gimmicky film isn't as beautifully tricky as Clare Peploe's Marivaux adaptation, The Triumph of Love (2001), but through Huppert and Fitzgerald's artistry, he personalizes Western tradition sweetly.‐ National Review
Read More | Posted Jul 14, 2017
38% Bronx Gothic (2017) Bronx Gothic...follows the usual pattern of Hollywood's imprisoning blacks within the limits of white liberal imagination...Rossi's liberalism - his whitesplaining - intrudes on his star's storytelling.‐ National Review
Read More | Posted Jul 14, 2017
89% Girls Trip (2017) Girls Trip's black female quartet confirms the all-American commitment to life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness.‐ National Review
Read More | Posted Jul 14, 2017
85% Pop Aye (2017) With its brief allusion to that iconic, indefatigable cartoon sailor, Pop Aye is a children's movie for childish adults. No amount of outsider cuteness makes up for Tan's dry storytelling.‐ National Review
Read More | Posted Jun 30, 2017
85% Okja (2017) Bong wants us to get worked up ...but Okja's plot itself is modified for people who don't know they're watching propaganda so long as it pushes their buttons and makes them feel virtuous.‐ National Review
Read More | Posted Jun 30, 2017
15% Transformers: The Last Knight (2017) Once again, the Transformer series verges on absurdity but that's less important than the unique big-screen spectacle of Bay's pop-art and futurist filmmaking.‐ National Review
Read More | Posted Jun 23, 2017
78% The Beguiled (2017) [T]his adaptation of Don Siegel's 1971 drama...becomes another of Sofia Coppola's listless spoiled-girl forays.‐ National Review
Read More | Posted Jun 23, 2017
94% Baby Driver (2017) [A] curious, coddling delight.‐ National Review
Read More | Posted Jun 23, 2017
90% Maudie (2017) [Maudie] details the real-life perseverance of Nova Scotia-based folk artist Maud Lewis (1903-1970) who, despite crippling rheumatoid arthritis, flourished as a primitive painter...Hawkins's and Hawke's performances are the year's best so far.‐ National Review
Read More | Posted Jun 21, 2017
23% The Book of Henry (2017) This nightmarish spectacle boasts about its principles...Trevorrow, Hurwitz, and Focus Features serve up this sadistic pabulum as if they were seriously addressing human issues.‐ National Review
Read More | Posted Jun 21, 2017
77% Beatriz at Dinner (2017) [A] bleeding-hearts' melodrama...Beatriz at Dinner shows the secret wish of liberals who both fear and despise their social inferiors.‐ National Review
Read More | Posted Jun 9, 2017
15% The Mummy (2017) Cruise's The Mummy merely updates the horror genre to fit a meaningless, diversionary paradigm...[It] does little more than reflect dark, Millennial political unease.‐ National Review
Read More | Posted Jun 9, 2017
92% Wonder Woman (2017) Wonder Woman downplays Diana's pursuit of destiny in the fight against evil...Diana, like her introductory movie, has childlike enthusiasm but no passion.‐ National Review
Read More | Posted Jun 2, 2017
19% Baywatch (2017) The combination of over-the-top action-movie stunts and crass humor is shameless, both below-the-belt and beneath most folks' IQs.‐ National Review
Read More | Posted May 26, 2017
71% Alien: Covenant (2017) Ridley Scott has ruined the Alien franchise...So far, Alien: Covenant is the year's most obscene Hollywood undertaking.‐ National Review
Read More | Posted May 26, 2017
35% Snatched (2017) Only Hawn and director Jonathan Levine impart a humane context...Schumer has created a grating persona that lacks decency, trust, and charm.‐ National Review
Read More | Posted May 26, 2017
28% King Arthur: Legend Of The Sword (2017) Modern politics - as well as essential, unchanging human personality - come into play in Ritchie's historical, action-adventure extravaganza.‐ National Review
Read More | Posted May 26, 2017
48% Paris Can Wait (Bonjour Anne) (2017) Class privilege is the real subject of Paris Can Wait...Lane's best film performance ever features a woman's subtle knowingness about fending off amatory male aggression.‐ National Review
Read More | Posted May 26, 2017
15% The Circle (2017) The Circle's thriller plot becomes clumsy and banal, and loses its potential ideological critique...the filmmakers fall short of satire that is also meaningful political critique.‐ National Review
Read More | Posted May 26, 2017
95% Karl Marx City (2017) [A] fascinating and exasperating film ...‐ National Review
Read More | Posted May 1, 2017
52% The Boss Baby (2017) A surprisingly imaginative animated movie.‐ National Review
Read More | Posted May 1, 2017
80% Colossal (2017) An early candidate for worst film of the year: Nacho Vigalondo's Colossal. This feminist sci-fi is a tribute to misandry.‐ National Review
Read More | Posted May 1, 2017
30% The Assignment (2017) Instead of giving Millennials the heroic gender transition that they demand, Hill insists that we think deeper - perhaps about the media's popularizing of sex reassignment and the painful complications that such a choice entails.‐ National Review
Read More | Posted May 1, 2017
96% Graduation (Bacalaureat) (2017) Mungiu's moralism is like that in Death of a Salesman: It rationalizes and sentimentalizes common corruption.‐ National Review
Read More | Posted May 1, 2017
87% The Lost City of Z (2017) Its lack of wonderment - also absent political confession such as Rudyard Kipling's concept of the white man's burden - typifies our obtuse contemporary movie culture.‐ National Review
Read More | Posted May 1, 2017
89% Glory (2017) I'm predisposed to like this exposé, especially given the American media class's unfeeling arrogance and lack of self-awareness and scruple. But Julia and Kiril's insensitivity is too familiar.‐ National Review
Read More | Posted May 1, 2017
92% A Quiet Passion (2017) Dickinson's isolated intelligence and artistry are subjects unique to Davies's filmmaking. A kind of creative fury - apparent in Davies's radical formalism (and made vivid by actress Cynthia Nixon) - is what drives this movie.‐ National Review
Read More | Posted May 1, 2017
No Score Yet Akron (2015) Akron is a nice try at normalizing gay romance, but the filmmaking needs the erotic and spiritual masculine energy of great gay cinema.‐ Out Magazine
Read More | Posted Apr 13, 2017
90% Frantz (2017) Through the story of Adrian and Anna's grief and shared passion, Ozon discovers means to greater, more universal, gay empathy.‐ Out Magazine
Read More | Posted Apr 13, 2017
16% CHIPS (2017) CHiPs...reflects the general mindlessness of mainstream entertainment.‐ National Review
Read More | Posted Mar 24, 2017
43% Song to Song (2017) The major quest in Song to Song is Malick's search for a story. He may be one of the last Hollywood believers, but this time his filmmaking amounts to nothingness.‐ National Review
Read More | Posted Mar 22, 2017
71% Beauty and the Beast (2017) The speciously "evolved" sexual and social attitudes of this updated fairy tale flatten and coarsen the Beauty and the Beast myth...The Disney approach is childish, and it is not justified by political trendiness...‐ National Review
Read More | Posted Mar 22, 2017
100% My Life as a Zucchini (Ma vie de courgette) (2017) My Life as a Zucchini...is nearly perfect, perhaps the best animated film in years.‐ National Review
Read More | Posted Mar 10, 2017
68% Contemporary Color (2017) Contemporary Color verges on cultural satire minus cynicism...This is bread and circuses for hipsters.‐ National Review
Read More | Posted Mar 10, 2017
76% Kong: Skull Island (2017) Designed, like all movie franchises, to fulfill the Millennial urge for escapist entertainment, Kong: Skull Island is the blockbuster as junky postmodern bread and circuses.‐ National Review
Read More | Posted Mar 10, 2017
No Score Yet Will You Dance with Me? (2014) Jarman's goal was reportorial-to investigate, witness and reveal an aspect of gay nightlife-but he captured a fleeting yet timeless and fundamental essence of the culture.‐ Out Magazine
Read More | Posted Mar 3, 2017
50% The Ritz (1976) Rewatching it triggered my rediscovery of that period in film history when gay subjects were just gaining visibility and mainstream mediamakers were advancing recognition at the same time as the out-front cultural progress of disco.‐ Out Magazine
Read More | Posted Mar 3, 2017
81% Sunset Song (2016) Sunset Song's story is told through moments of gorgeous, dramatic transition. But it will be remembered for its profound intimacy.‐ Out Magazine
Read More | Posted Mar 3, 2017
50% Beautiful Something (2016) This film, about six Philadelphia men whose lives criss-cross overnight, works like poetry. It is a figuring-out of various desires through movie codes and poetic form.‐ Out Magazine
Read More | Posted Mar 3, 2017
89% A Bigger Splash (2016) Our Tilda-timeless and aggressively modern.‐ Out Magazine
Read More | Posted Mar 3, 2017
81% Viva (2016) Although it was filmed in Havana with a cast of talented Cuban actors, almost everything about it seems premeditated and contrived.‐ Out Magazine
Read More | Posted Mar 3, 2017
73% Valley Of Love (2016) Yet this memorial movie touches on spiritual awareness, a miracle achieved through its superb stars.‐ Out Magazine
Read More | Posted Mar 3, 2017
87% Neon Bull (Boi Neon) (2016) Neon Bull doesn't move viewers toward political consciousness about either animal cruelty or human tenderness. Iremar and his disadvantaged cohorts rouse fascination about beasts (mammals), not human beings or citizens.‐ Out Magazine
Read More | Posted Mar 3, 2017
80% You're Killing Me (2015) You're Killing Me [is]... serious proof that we find our allies where we can.‐ Out Magazine
Read More | Posted Mar 3, 2017
45% Me Him Her (2016) Landis avoids the heterosexism of Hollywood rom-coms... Easing past sexual confusion, Me Him Her embraces all sexual identities.‐ Out Magazine
Read More | Posted Mar 3, 2017
11% Dirty Grandpa (2016) The fun of sex is the entire point of the raunchy, goofy Dirty Grandpa. You have to be humorless (and sex-averse) to be offended by its deliberate naughtiness as so many critics have demonstrated.‐ Out Magazine
Read More | Posted Mar 3, 2017
55% The Dressmaker (2016) Actually, it's Hogan's sensibility that is the real star of The Dressmaker. He adapts the Rosalie Ham novel, a neo-feminist soap opera, to salute the indefatigable brotherhood and sisterhood of women and gay men who struggle to find acceptance and love.‐ Out Magazine
Read More | Posted Mar 3, 2017
83% Closet Monster (2016) Somehow that revolutionary, empowering message never got through to Dunn. His film seems sexually and psychologically arrested in the pathology that blocks coming out.‐ Out Magazine
Read More | Posted Mar 3, 2017