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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
7.25/10 82% Accidental Courtesy: Daryl Davis, Race & America (2016) Its very thought-provoking, timely content and compelling subject compensate for its deficiencies. ‐ NYC Movie Guru
Posted Jan 17, 2017
9/10 50% Worlds Apart (Enas Allos Kosmos) (2017) Powerful, engrossing and provocative with just the right blend of truth and spectacle. It's the rare kind of film that has a heart, mind and soul intact. ‐ NYC Movie Guru
Posted Jan 13, 2017
6.78/10 40% Alone in Berlin (2017) A mildly gripping, pedestrian thriller elevated by terrific performances by the always-reliable Emma Thompson and Brendan Gleeson and by the inspirational story of two ordinary citizens who bravely refused to remain Good Germans. ‐ NYC Movie Guru
Posted Jan 13, 2017
9/10 83% Dr. Feelgood: Dealer or Healer? (2016) Provocative, accessible and refreshingly fair and balanced. ‐ NYC Movie Guru
Posted Dec 29, 2016
5.8311/10 92% 20th Century Women (2017) Annette Bening gives a radiant, tour de force performance in a simultaneously overstuffed and undercooked film with a dishonest, oversimplified third act. ‐ NYC Movie Guru
Posted Dec 28, 2016
9.5/10 92% I, Daniel Blake (2016) Equally heartwarming and heartbreaking. A testament to the humanism of writer/director Ken Loach ‐ NYC Movie Guru
Posted Dec 28, 2016
5.75/10 29% Ghostland: The View of the Ju'Hoansi (2016) Mildly engaging, but not nearly as powerful or illuminating as Lost Boys of Sudan. ‐ NYC Movie Guru
Posted Dec 22, 2016
9/10 No Score Yet Rooted In Peace (2016) Potent, hopeful and enlightening. It can change the way you think about at the world and the symbiosis of man and nature. ‐ NYC Movie Guru
Posted Dec 17, 2016
8.45/10 No Score Yet Eating You Alive (2016) Filled with useful and essential information that could inspire you to become a vegetarian or vegan and to steer clear of any food product that has more than a few ingredients in its label. ‐ NYC Movie Guru
Posted Dec 16, 2016
8.88/10 86% Two Lovers and a Bear (2016) Raw, heartfelt, well-acted and exhilarating. A refreshingly unpredictable, imaginative, and un-Hollywood film that has just the right balance of truth and spectacle. ‐ NYC Movie Guru
Posted Dec 15, 2016
5/10 85% Rogue One: A Star Wars Story (2016) It suffers, like many blockbusters, from too much spectacle and not enough truth, but its greatest sin is that it feels dull, insipid and underwhelming despite a plethora of loud action scenes and dazzling visual effects. ‐ NYC Movie Guru
Posted Dec 14, 2016
8.35/10 83% The Brand New Testament (Le tout nouveau testament) (2016) Bold, zany and outrageously funny. The most wildly original comedy since Being John Malkovich. It's a godsend! ‐ NYC Movie Guru
Posted Dec 9, 2016
9/10 88% On the Map (2016) Everything you want an underdog story to be: suspenseful, inspirational, heartfelt and, ultimately, uplifting. It will make you stand up and cheer! A slam dunk! ‐ NYC Movie Guru
Posted Dec 8, 2016
9.87/10 92% Toni Erdmann (2016) A profound, heartfelt and outrageously funny emotional journey. It's one of the best films of the year. ‐ NYC Movie Guru
Posted Dec 4, 2016
9/10 88% Elle (2016) A smart, sophisticated and riveting psychological thriller for adults. Isabelle Hupper's best role since The Piano Teacher! ‐ NYC Movie Guru
Posted Nov 27, 2016
9/10 100% The C Word (2016) Equally insightful, enraging and poignant. The most powerful, life-altering documentary since Food, Inc. ‐ NYC Movie Guru
Posted Nov 25, 2016
8.89/10 95% Moana (2016) A winning combination of action, comedy, musical, adventure and drama. The best family film of the holiday season! ‐ NYC Movie Guru
Posted Nov 22, 2016
8.881/10 95% Seasons (Les saisons) (2016) Equally breathtaking and tragic. A powerful wake up call for all of mankind to embrace and appreciate nature instead of destroying it. Patient audiences will be rewarded the most. ‐ NYC Movie Guru
Posted Nov 22, 2016
5.8943/10 73% Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them (2016) Mildly engaging with a talented, charismatic cast, but it's overstuffed and suffers from the ailment that most blockbusters suffer from: too much spectacle and not enough truth. ‐ NYC Movie Guru
Posted Nov 17, 2016
9/10 100% Off the Rails (2016) A compelling documentary with a fascinating, heartbreaking story. ‐ NYC Movie Guru
Posted Nov 16, 2016
8.95/10 93% Notes on Blindness (2016) A genuinely moving, profound and haunting experience that might change the way you perceive the sights and sounds around you. ‐ NYC Movie Guru
Posted Nov 15, 2016
9/10 100% The Anthropologist (2016) One of the most easily accessible, engaging and inspiring docs about climate change for everyone, young and old. ‐ NYC Movie Guru
Posted Nov 14, 2016
9/10 100% Asperger's Are Us (2016) Warm, funny and enormously entertaining. ‐ NYC Movie Guru
Posted Nov 12, 2016
6.00024/10 90% Doctor Strange (2016) Well-cast with dazzling visuals and production design, but somewhat dull, and it lacks enough surprises and wit to escape its mediocrity. It's lucky to have Benedict Cumberbatch who rises above the material with his charisma. ‐ NYC Movie Guru
Posted Nov 3, 2016
9.5/10 No Score Yet Beauty Bites Beast (2016) Vital, captivating, witty and inspirational. A remarkable achievement for a first-time filmmaker! ‐ NYC Movie Guru
Posted Nov 3, 2016
8.25/10 No Score Yet Never Surrender: The Ed Ramsey Story (2016) Compelling and even occasionally moving regardless of where in the spectrum of pro-war vs anti-war you find yourself. Kudos to director Matthew Hausle and Steven C. Barber for introducing audiences to such a noble and extraordinary American war hero. ‐ NYC Movie Guru
Posted Oct 31, 2016
6.01/10 40% A Billion Lives (2016) Well-edited, captivating, fair and easy-to-follow, but it's ultimately not balanced enough to rise above more searing, powerful and haunting docs like Food, Inc. and Super Size Me. ‐ NYC Movie Guru
Posted Oct 30, 2016
8.5/10 100% Finding Babel (2016) Illuminating, poignant and even somewhat suspenseful. ‐ NYC Movie Guru
Posted Oct 30, 2016
5.6/10 79% By Sidney Lumet (2016) Anyone who's looking for a more profound peak behind the curtain, both intellectually and emotionally, will be left underwhelmed and disappointed. ‐ NYC Movie Guru
Posted Oct 28, 2016
8.18/10 No Score Yet I Belonged To You (2016) Heartfelt, tender and relatable tapestry of love stories. ‐ NYC Movie Guru
Posted Oct 26, 2016
4/10 23% American Pastoral (2016) Solid performances, but the screenplay is a clunky, contrived and stilted mess. ‐ NYC Movie Guru
Posted Oct 23, 2016
8.95/10 100% Dude Bro Party Massacre III (2015) Wild, whacky and wickedly funny. The best horror parody in years. It's destined to become an cult classic. ‐ NYC Movie Guru
Posted Oct 21, 2016
8.124/10 98% Moonlight (2016) Well-acted with exquisite cinematography and has its fair share of poignant moments, but it falls short of reaching the heights of powerful coming-of-age classics like Boyhood. ‐ NYC Movie Guru
Posted Oct 20, 2016
4.9/10 51% The Accountant (2016) Cold, shallow and preposterous . It's a squandered opportunity to tell a rich, engrossing and sophisticated character-driven story for adults. ‐ NYC Movie Guru
Posted Oct 18, 2016
8.21/10 17% La Leyenda del Chupacabras (2016) Witty, fast-paced and zany with lively characters and just the right balance of action and comedy. ‐ NYC Movie Guru
Posted Oct 14, 2016
9/10 91% A Man Called Ove (En man som heter Ove) (2016) Warm, darkly humorous, bittersweet and tender. Rolf Lassgård is a revelation. ‐ NYC Movie Guru
Posted Sep 29, 2016
10/10 79% American Honey (2016) A mesmerizing, heartbreaking, poetic, provocative and haunting experience. Patient and perceptive audiences will be rewarded the most. ‐ NYC Movie Guru
Posted Sep 29, 2016
8.21/10 No Score Yet Cock and Bull (2016) A suspenseful, exhilarating and atmospheric crime thriller with exciting action and clever surprises. ‐ NYC Movie Guru
Posted Sep 28, 2016
9.1/10 76% The Lovers And The Despot (2016) Thoroughly thrilling, captivating, gripping and well-edited ‐ NYC Movie Guru
Posted Sep 25, 2016
7.65/10 100% The Ruins of Lifta (2016) Not as powerful as Promises, as shocking as Budrus or as extensive as The Settlers, but but at least it humanizes the Palestinian-Israeli conflict and helps to promote intellectual discussion. ‐ NYC Movie Guru
Posted Sep 24, 2016
9/10 90% SEED: The Untold Story (2016) The most essential, illuminating and enraging film since Food, Inc. ‐ NYC Movie Guru
Posted Sep 23, 2016
7.89/10 92% Queen of Katwe (2016) Warm, heartfelt and uplifting despite a cloying and contrived screenplay. Mira Nair is the perfect director for such a film because her films are always brimming with humanism, a truly special effect. ‐ NYC Movie Guru
Posted Sep 22, 2016
7.18321/10 69% Operation Avalanche (2016) A bold, imaginative and refreshingly diverting "documentary" that's occasionally uneven in tone, and most fun and clever when it doesn't take itself too seriously. ‐ NYC Movie Guru
Posted Sep 17, 2016
4.05524/10 36% Blair Witch (2016) Yet another disappointingly lazy horror film that lacks scares, imagination and cleverness. It should have gone straight to VOD. Can we please call a moratorium on found footage horror films? ‐ NYC Movie Guru
Posted Sep 17, 2016
9/10 75% A Family Affair (2016) Intimate, revealing and heartbreaking. ‐ NYC Movie Guru
Posted Sep 16, 2016
8.61/10 82% Tanna (2016) A genuinely heartfelt, mesmerizing and breathtaking love story brimming with humanism. It will nourish your heart and soul. ‐ NYC Movie Guru
Posted Sep 15, 2016
9/10 79% Dancer (2016) Exhilarating, moving, illuminating and, ultimately, inspirational. You don't have to be a dance aficionado to appreciate it. ‐ NYC Movie Guru
Posted Sep 14, 2016
9.24/10 No Score Yet The Abolitionists (2016) Spellbinding, gripping and eye-opening. Bravo to directors Darrin Fletcher and Chet Thomas for bringing Tim Ballard and the human rights issue of child sex trafficking to light. ‐ NYC Movie Guru
Posted Sep 10, 2016
8/10 93% Starving The Beast (2016) Insightful, timely, provocative and enraging, but a bit dry rather than cinematic at times. ‐ NYC Movie Guru
Posted Sep 10, 2016
8.92/10 38% Come What May (2016) A quietly moving, breathtaking and captivating war film that's grounded in humanism and trusts the audience's patience and emotions. ‐ NYC Movie Guru
Posted Sep 6, 2016