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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
9/10 74% Lovesong (2017) Tender, poignant and refreshingly true-to-life. Riley Keough and Jena Malone give raw performances. It's more powerful than Moonlight! ‐ NYC Movie Guru
Read More | Posted Feb 19, 2017
2/10 35% The Great Wall (2017) Yet another shallow, mind-numbing and overproduced Hollywood B-movie masquerading as an A-movie. It's the equivalent of watching a video game on a big screen.‐ NYC Movie Guru
Read More | Posted Feb 19, 2017
5/10 30% Don't Hang Up (2017) Visually slick and stylish, but it's not scary nor imaginative enough to escape from being mildly disappointing. ‐ NYC Movie Guru
Read More | Posted Feb 18, 2017
8.1/10 87% My Name Is Emily (2017) A wise, tender, heartfelt and captivating journey that's well worth taking. ‐ NYC Movie Guru
Read More | Posted Feb 17, 2017
8.25/10 92% Everybody Loves Somebody (2017) A breezy, delightful and endearing romantic comedy. It's a perfect date movie.‐ NYC Movie Guru
Read More | Posted Feb 17, 2017
8.89/10 67% American Fable (2017) A haunting, moving, intelligent and gripping allegory. Peyton Kennedy gives a breakthrough performance. ‐ NYC Movie Guru
Read More | Posted Feb 17, 2017
9/10 100% Keep Quiet (2017) A riveting, provocative and alarming doc. Timely, potent and terrifying.‐ NYC Movie Guru
Read More | Posted Feb 16, 2017
3.5/10 9% Fifty Shades Darker (2017) Dumb, shallow, stilted and more cringe-inducing than sexy. It's one of the funniest unintentional comedies of the year. ‐ NYC Movie Guru
Read More | Posted Feb 15, 2017
9/10 89% I Am Jane Doe (2017) An equally powerful, enraging and poignant exposé of underage sex trafficking. It should be mandatory viewing for every high school student.‐ NYC Movie Guru
Read More | Posted Feb 12, 2017
6/10 88% Left on Purpose (2017) Heartbreaking and intimate, but unfocused and lacking in scope. ‐ NYC Movie Guru
Read More | Posted Feb 10, 2017
7.88/10 83% Chapter & Verse (2017) Tender, heartfelt, well-acted and quietly powerful despite being slightly overstuffed with dramatic conflicts. ‐ NYC Movie Guru
Read More | Posted Feb 9, 2017
5.1/10 No Score Yet Buddies in India (2017) Delightfully zany, but often silly, tedious and exhausting rather than being consistently funny. ‐ NYC Movie Guru
Read More | Posted Feb 7, 2017
8.65/10 90% John Wick: Chapter 2 (2017) A rousing, action-packed white-knuckle thriller full of visual poetry. It's a rush of pure adrenaline. ‐ NYC Movie Guru
Read More | Posted Feb 7, 2017
8.89/10 91% The Lego Batman Movie (2017) An exhilarating, subversive and hilarious adventure brimming with gleeful zaniness and razor-sharp wit. If you enjoyed The LEGO Movie, you'll enjoy The LEGO Batman Movie even more.‐ NYC Movie Guru
Read More | Posted Feb 6, 2017
9.5/10 90% A Good American (2017) Prepare to be riveted by this equally enraging, terrifying and eye-opening documentary. ‐ NYC Movie Guru
Read More | Posted Feb 5, 2017
8.5/10 75% Growing Up Smith (Good Ol' Boy) (2017) Warm, tender and heartfelt. A funny, witty and crowd-pleasing delight! More powerful than Lion!‐ NYC Movie Guru
Read More | Posted Feb 3, 2017
9/19 100% Saving Banksy (2017) As invigorating, illuminating, stylishly edited and captivating as Exit Through the Gift Shop.‐ NYC Movie Guru
Read More | Posted Feb 3, 2017
7/10 7% Rings (2017) Not as scary nor as atmospheric as The Ring, but it's nonetheless creepy, suspenseful and an improvement on the sequel with great visual effects and sound design/editing. ‐ NYC Movie Guru
Read More | Posted Feb 3, 2017
8.75/10 No Score Yet Bird On A Wire (1974) Regardless of whether or not you're a fan of Leonard Cohen's music, you'll be captivated by this behind-the-scenes documentary.‐ NYC Movie Guru
Read More | Posted Feb 1, 2017
8.4/10 83% The King (2017) Slick, gripping, provocative and enormously entertaining. ‐ NYC Movie Guru
Read More | Posted Jan 31, 2017
8.45/10 98% The Salesman (Forushande) (2017) A slow-burning, intelligent suspense thriller grounded in humanism and natural performances despite an implausible, contrived third act. ‐ NYC Movie Guru
Read More | Posted Jan 28, 2017
5/10 67% The Age of Consequences (2017) Stylishly edited and timely, but it's too angry, exhausting and repetitive while failing to be inspirational, balanced or truly enlightening.‐ NYC Movie Guru
Read More | Posted Jan 26, 2017
5.9/10 76% The Daughter (2017) A contrived, undercooked and overstuffed drama that can't be saved by its convincingly moving performances. ‐ NYC Movie Guru
Read More | Posted Jan 26, 2017
8.8/10 75% Un Padre No Tan Padre (2017) Tender, warm, witty and refreshingly honest. Héctor Bonilla gives a bravura performance. ‐ NYC Movie Guru
Read More | Posted Jan 26, 2017
5.7/10 No Score Yet Some Like It Hot (Qing Sheng) (2017) A slick, mildy amusing and occasionally zany screwball comedy, but it's mostly witless and underwhelming while lacking risque. ‐ NYC Movie Guru
Read More | Posted Jan 24, 2017
8.89/10 100% Vince Giordano: There's a Future in the Past (2017) A lively, engaging, warts-and-all documentary.‐ NYC Movie Guru
Read More | Posted Jan 22, 2017
9/10 82% They Call Us Monsters (2017) Eye-opening, heartfelt and illuminating.‐ NYC Movie Guru
Read More | Posted Jan 21, 2017
4.25/10 No Score Yet A Different American Dream (2017) Heartbreaking, but often tedious and not thorough, enraging nor illuminating enough. ‐ NYC Movie Guru
Read More | Posted Jan 21, 2017
9.35/10 93% The Red Turtle (La tortue rouge) (2017) Equally enchanting, poetic, sad, breathtaking and mesmerizing. It's among the best Animated films in recent years. ‐ NYC Movie Guru
Read More | Posted Jan 20, 2017
7.5/10 43% xXx: Return of Xander Cage (2017) Mindlessly entertaining and unashamedly shallow. It's a rush of pure adrenaline that's best experienced on the big screen.‐ NYC Movie Guru
Read More | Posted Jan 19, 2017
7.25/10 83% Accidental Courtesy: Daryl Davis, Race & America (2016) Its very thought-provoking, timely content and compelling subject compensate for its deficiencies. ‐ NYC Movie Guru
Read More | Posted Jan 17, 2017
9/10 57% 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
Read More | Posted Jan 13, 2017
6.78/10 39% 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
Read More | Posted Jan 13, 2017
9/10 83% Dr. Feelgood: Dealer or Healer? (2016) Provocative, accessible and refreshingly fair and balanced.‐ NYC Movie Guru
Read More | Posted Dec 29, 2016
5.8311/10 89% 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
Read More | Posted Dec 28, 2016
9.5/10 93% I, Daniel Blake (2016) Equally heartwarming and heartbreaking. A testament to the humanism of writer/director Ken Loach‐ NYC Movie Guru
Read More | 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
Read More | 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
Read More | 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
Read More | 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
Read More | 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
Read More | 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
Read More | 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
Read More | Posted Dec 8, 2016
9.87/10 93% Toni Erdmann (2016) A profound, heartfelt and outrageously funny emotional journey. It's one of the best films of the year.‐ NYC Movie Guru
Read More | Posted Dec 4, 2016
9/10 89% Elle (2016) A smart, sophisticated and riveting psychological thriller for adults. Isabelle Hupper's best role since The Piano Teacher!‐ NYC Movie Guru
Read More | 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
Read More | 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
Read More | Posted Nov 22, 2016
8.881/10 96% 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
Read More | 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
Read More | Posted Nov 17, 2016
9/10 100% Off the Rails (2016) A compelling documentary with a fascinating, heartbreaking story. ‐ NYC Movie Guru
Read More | Posted Nov 16, 2016