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Armond White

Armond White
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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
84% Marshall (2017) [T]he film treats historical matters flippantly. . .This approach would be dismissable except that it's also part of the currently fashionable ahistorical attitude toward black Americans' personal and public progress.‐ National Review
Read More | Posted Oct 18, 2017
97% The Florida Project (2017) The Florida Project represents a new low in class condescension. . .[Director] Baker loves irresponsible, antisocial types, and his method is similarly undisciplined.‐ National Review
Read More | Posted Oct 9, 2017
88% Blade Runner 2049 (2017) [Director] Villeneuve never strikes the moral terror that has distinguished his best films. . .Blade Runner's awesomeness is gone.‐ National Review
Read More | Posted Oct 9, 2017
30% Mark Felt: The Man Who Brought Down the White House (2017) Mark Felt (subtitled "The Man Who Brought Down the White House") is a partisan fever dream that reflects the revenge fantasies of certain journalists as well as politicians and deep-state officials.‐ National Review
Read More | Posted Oct 9, 2017
87% American Made (2017) Its colorful style recalls the flamboyant amorality of GoodFellas and Blow, and it's often funnier and more succinct than either.‐ National Review
Read More | Posted Oct 9, 2017
96% Stronger (2017) Unfortunately, Gyllenhaal plays the lead with one-note, ghoulish, internalized trauma, so Stronger lacks the powerful personal and cultural insight about American vulnerability.‐ National Review
Read More | Posted Sep 22, 2017
68% Victoria & Abdul (2017) Special emphasis is put on Abdul's religious identity; he's a Muslim begging acceptance by the West. This over-obvious metaphor ruins the film's momentarily fable-like vision.‐ National Review
Read More | Posted Sep 22, 2017
84% Battle of the Sexes (2017) This overlong, half-comic rewriting of the history of the 1973 tennis stunt. . .is so heavily slanted toward the goal of advancing feminism that it neglects to offer a humanely balanced portrait of the players.‐ National Review
Read More | Posted Sep 22, 2017
81% Brad's Status (2017) Brad's Status. . .is a drama only because it is humorless. The story. . .becomes maudlin and self-pitying.‐ National Review
Read More | Posted Sep 22, 2017
69% mother! (2017) Aronofsky's mania for various tribulations never finds a higher meaning, and his emphasis on female discomfort (Lawrence looks zombified, both clueless and hypersensitive) makes him the perfect filmmaker for the Hillary Clinton era.‐ National Review
Read More | Posted Sep 22, 2017
93% Spettacolo (2017) Spettacolo is a cultural rumination more than a documentary... It's a grassroots illustration of the instinct to preserve cultural tradition.‐ National Review
Read More | Posted Sep 15, 2017
85% It (2017) It only seems like "fun" if you fall for King's obvious, contemptuous treatment of American innocence.‐ National Review
Read More | Posted Sep 15, 2017
86% The Teacher (Ucitelka) (2017) The Teacher dramatizes fascist fascination and the banal resistance.‐ National Review
Read More | Posted Sep 1, 2017
26% Fist Fight (2017) The juvenile comedy, starring Ice Cube and Charlie Day as high-school teachers set to rumble at day's end, weakly satirizes our immature, primitive urges.‐ National Review
Read More | Posted Sep 1, 2017
76% Crown Heights (2017) Crown Heights needs more such insight. Instead, its docu-fantasy style often rings as clichéd.‐ National Review
Read More | Posted Aug 25, 2017
89% 4 Days in France (Jours de France) (2017) 4 Days in France not only maps national consensus, but as it explores different characters (from a lonely, risky 20-year-old to a middle-aged veteran libertine), it also charts an alternative history of French philosophy.‐ National Review
Read More | Posted Aug 25, 2017
83% Patti Cake$ (2017) [Patti Cake$] is one of the few American movies specifically about class issues, but it also confuses them.‐ National Review
Read More | Posted Aug 25, 2017
89% Good Time (2017) The cinematic abomination Good Time is...an unapologetic docu-comedy of low-life, cultural autism...instead of a genre parody, it is hipster neo-realism.‐ National Review
Read More | Posted Aug 25, 2017
82% Detroit (2017) Once again, Hollywood uses history to show off liberal sanctimony, this time through a story set during Detroit's 1967 race riots.‐ National Review
Read More | Posted Aug 25, 2017
33% 3 Generations (2017) This film's generational awareness is a welcome change from the mainstream media's usual treatment of LGBTQ issues as different than other, traditional sexual concerns.‐ Out Magazine
Read More | Posted Aug 15, 2017
90% Desert Hearts (1986) In Desert Hearts, [Donna] Deitch takes lesbian cinema back to its future.‐ Out Magazine
Read More | Posted Aug 15, 2017
89% 4 Days in France (Jours de France) (2017) Gay movies are not a luxury.‐ Out Magazine
Read More | Posted Aug 15, 2017
89% The Ornithologist (O ornitólogo) (2017) American gay movies never contemplate gay life as having existential or spiritual meaning but that is [Joao Pedro] Rodrigues' adventure in this strange, mesmerizing study of the transformation of gay consciousness.‐ Out Magazine
Read More | Posted Aug 15, 2017
83% Handsome Devil (2017) Using music to define gay experience in a prep school setting makes Handsome Devil a queer version of Wes Anderson's Rushmore. ‐ Out Magazine
Read More | Posted Aug 15, 2017
31% From the Land of the Moon (Mal de pierres) (2017) Cotillard's madwoman contortions cannot pass for innocent adolescent pique, and this exposes the film's fakery...with sidelong references to imperialism and immigration, the film becomes increasingly absurd and indulgent.‐ National Review
Read More | Posted Jul 28, 2017
76% Atomic Blonde (2017) Atomic Blonde is junk.‐ National Review
Read More | Posted Jul 28, 2017
49% 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
19% 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
44% 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
88% 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
86% 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
93% Baby Driver (2017) [A] curious, coddling delight.‐ National Review
Read More | Posted Jun 23, 2017
88% 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
21% 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
16% 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
69% 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
36% 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
45% 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
17% 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