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Armond White

Armond White
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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
21% CHiPs (2017) CHiPs...reflects the general mindlessness of mainstream entertainment.‐ National Review
Read More | Posted Mar 24, 2017
49% 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
70% 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
71% 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
78% 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
54% 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
92% Summertime (La Belle Saison) (2016) Corsini, aided by cinematographer Jeanne Lapoirie who shot Andre Techine's coming-out masterpiece Wild Reeds, presents a gay heroine who comes to consciousness and, with a little difficulty, adjusts to her place in the real, vividly cinematic world.‐ Out Magazine
Read More | Posted Mar 3, 2017
94% Being 17 (Quand on a 17 ans) (2016) Better than a Hollywood adolescent getting-laid comedy, or a socially-conscious message movie, Being 17 is so lively that watching its characters rushing through their encounters produces a rare sense of discovery.‐ Out Magazine
Read More | Posted Mar 3, 2017
92% Certain Women (2016) Certain Women is not exactly a party, but it liberates the lesbian desire for an end to loneliness.‐ Out Magazine
Read More | Posted Mar 3, 2017
80% Don't Call Me Son (Mãe Só Há Uma) (2016) This portrait of how human beings adapt makes Don't Call Me Son altogether queer and trans and humanist.‐ Out Magazine
Read More | Posted Mar 3, 2017
No Score Yet Goodbye Charlie (1964) Goodbye Charlie said hello to sexual liberation.‐ Out Magazine
Read More | Posted Mar 3, 2017
67% Staying Vertical (Rester vertical) (2017) Guiraudie has created an extraordinary queer comedy about fate, death and single-minded predatory drive. Staying Vertical is worth thinking about a lot.‐ Out Magazine
Read More | Posted Mar 3, 2017
95% Paris 05:59: Théo & Hugo (Théo et Hugo dans le même bateau) (2017) Directing team Olivier Ducastel and Jacques Martineau masterfully sustain a sense of real-time, improvised spontaneity as they track Hugo and Theo (Francois Nambot and Geoffrey Couet) for a strict, suspenseful 97 minutes.‐ Out Magazine
Read More | Posted Mar 3, 2017
66% I Am Michael (2017) Well, that Franco is over; he's gone down a different road in movies that trifle with gay experience in not always positive ways like the new I Am Michael.‐ Out Magazine
Read More | Posted Mar 3, 2017
100% My Life as a Zucchini (Ma vie de courgette) (2017) Best of all, their colors are smooth and intense like finger paints. Remember them? These radiant colors that recall Pedro Almodovar at his dreamlike best. My Life as a Zucchini is an animated film for gay kids of all ages.‐ Out Magazine
Read More | Posted Mar 3, 2017
92% Logan (2017) [Logan is] really just another exercise in violence featuring Logan's adamantium claws - a trait shared with teenage Laura (Dafne Keen) in overblown action scenes that recall the sickeningly sadistic kiddie assassin movie Kick-Ass.‐ National Review
Read More | Posted Mar 3, 2017
33% Resident Evil: The Final Chapter (2017) [A]n organic genre-movie thrill like silent cinema's Little Nell tied to railroad tracks.‐ National Review
Read More | Posted Mar 1, 2017
35% The Great Wall (2017) In these days when so-called resistance, from D.C. to the streets, uses dishonorable methods, The Great Wall offers a conscientious reminder of artistic principle, the respite of an aesthetically powerful comic book.‐ National Review
Read More | Posted Mar 1, 2017
99% Get Out (2017) Get Out is an attenuated comedy sketch in which serious concerns are debased.‐ National Review
Read More | Posted Feb 27, 2017
82% A United Kingdom (2017) This is the uncommon case of a political movie that's ethical rather than sentimental.‐ National Review
Read More | Posted Feb 10, 2017
9% Fifty Shades Darker (2017) Despite paying lip service to identity politics and whatever fantasy of social power feminism has warped into, Fifty Shades Darker indicates that Hollywood's heterosexual films have abandoned conscience for titillation.‐ National Review
Read More | Posted Feb 10, 2017
98% I Am Not Your Negro (2017) Peck...reduces Baldwin's in-the-moment reflections and once-daring insights to the petulance of the Black Lives Matter crusade, which overturns the principles and virtues that King, Malcolm, and Medgar represented before their deaths.‐ National Review
Read More | Posted Feb 3, 2017
25% The Comedian (2017) The Comedian is ruined by the misunderstanding that snark and hatred - the anger felt by those who can't get over Hillary Clinton's defeat - amount to wit and wisdom and, thus, are justified.‐ National Review
Read More | Posted Feb 3, 2017
88% 20th Century Women (2017) 20th Century Women is really a politically correct emotional biography of that 21st-century anomaly: a non-gender-specific male.‐ National Review
Read More | Posted Jan 27, 2017
92% The Son of Joseph (Le fils de Joseph) (2017) The Son of Joseph shows bemused conservatism in its challenge to the current period of social and political hostility that turns people against one other - as if we were all fatherless renegades.‐ National Review
Read More | Posted Jan 23, 2017
43% xXx: Return of Xander Cage (2017) [This film] says nothing interesting about unenfranchised people's relationship to espionage and political power, only about Hollywood exploitation.‐ National Review
Read More | Posted Jan 23, 2017
85% Silence (2017) This film about spirituality and faith suffers from the lack of both. ‐ National Review
Read More | Posted Jan 13, 2017
17% Assassin's Creed (2016) Director Justin Kurzel adapts the eponymous violent video game and gets right to the point of religious and moral conflict in this postmodern, medieval, gothic sci-fi flick.‐ National Review
Read More | Posted Jan 13, 2017
93% Fences (2016) Fences is a conservative movie - which is unfortunate artistically and interesting politically.‐ National Review
Read More | Posted Jan 10, 2017
93% Hidden Figures (2017) Hidden Figures isn't a ground-, ceiling-, door-, or wall-breaking movie, but it entertains through its cast's charm.‐ National Review
Read More | Posted Jan 10, 2017
80% Patriots Day (2017) Peter Berg's Patriots Day...combines action-movie flash with commemorative-movie solemnity...Neither insultingly exploitative nor piously dignified, it is a nearly ideal example of pop-art historical filmmaking.‐ National Review
Read More | Posted Jan 10, 2017
85% Rogue One: A Star Wars Story (2016) This latest "origin story" features no storytelling development but simply repeats Star Wars formulae...Rogue One, a huckster's tale, confirms the Disney Corporation's routine indoctrination of its captive audience.‐ National Review
Read More | Posted Jan 10, 2017
93% La La Land (2016) Chazelle's depiction of career conflict and erotic attraction in Mia and Sebastian's romance ... prevents La La Land from being a satisfying movie musical. He imitates the generic form but never imbues it with feeling.‐ National Review
Read More | Posted Jan 9, 2017
89% Jackie (2016) [Jackie is] a tour de force that works precisely because it doesn't have to be totally convincing, just insightful.‐ National Review
Read More | Posted Jan 9, 2017
55% Rules Don't Apply (2016) Rules Don't Apply starts out by creating a context for an icon of American entrepreneurial lust, then gets increasingly vague, sentimental, and less personal.‐ National Review
Read More | Posted Jan 9, 2017
61% Allied (2016) [Allied] is the worst kind of hippie-pacifist revisionist fantasy, and it conforms to the now trendy condemnation of Western imperialism and history by progressives.‐ National Review
Read More | Posted Jan 9, 2017
96% Manchester by the Sea (2016) Lonergan's static pace and over-obvious compositions attempt fake "realism," but each scene looks like an acting-class exercise.‐ National Review
Read More | Posted Jan 9, 2017