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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
8.425/10 61% Red Sparrow (2018) A rousing crime thriller that arrives at just the right time during the #MeToo movement to serve as a form of much-needed catharsis. If you loved The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo, you'll also love Red Sparrow.‐ NYC Movie Guru
Read More | Posted Feb 18, 2018
4.143641/10 97% Black Panther (2018) An insipid, soulless, and overproduced bore.‐ NYC Movie Guru
Read More | Posted Feb 14, 2018
5.1/10 71% Double Lover (L'amant double) (2018) A stylish, but increasingly pretentious and preposterous mindf*&k.‐ NYC Movie Guru
Read More | Posted Feb 11, 2018
1/10 12% Fifty Shades Freed (2018) Lazy, vapid, unsexy, mind-numbing and poorly edited. A reminder of how far we've come from the Golden Age of American Cinema. It leaves you feeling nothing but relieved that the series is officially over.‐ NYC Movie Guru
Read More | Posted Feb 10, 2018
7/10 No Score Yet The Competition (2018) Contrived with stilted, clunky dialogue and intrusive music, but it's nonetheless engaging and uplifting sans dullness and schmaltz. Thora Birch gives a tender, nuanced performance that exudes charisma. She's just as radiant as Leslie Caron was in Gigi. ‐ NYC Movie Guru
Read More | Posted Jan 23, 2018
4/10 43% Maze Runner: The Death Cure (2018) Occasionally thrilling, but mostly exhausting, dull, and shallow. It's yet another mindless, soulless, and overlong blockbuster that's high on Spectacle and too low on Truth. ‐ NYC Movie Guru
Read More | Posted Jan 23, 2018
8.62/10 No Score Yet Victor Goodview (2018) Unflinching, disturbing, and refreshingly un-Hollywood. It makes The Florida Project look like a Disney movie. ‐ NYC Movie Guru
Read More | Posted Jan 18, 2018
5/10 80% My Coffee with Jewish Friends (2018) Provocative, but scattershot, and low on insight as well as analysis. It bites off much more than it can chew and would be more fitting as supplemental, introductory material. ‐ NYC Movie Guru
Read More | Posted Jan 15, 2018
4.9837/10 33% Insidious: The Last Key (2018) Mildly engaging, but lazy and inane with very few scares, little suspense, and no surprises. The charismatic Lin Shaye is its only asset. She deserves a far better screenplay. ‐ NYC Movie Guru
Read More | Posted Jan 6, 2018
5.21/10 51% Downsizing (2017) A toothless, lackluster, and underwhelming satire that's less than the sum of its parts. It's a great idea, poorly executed. That said, Hong Chau gives a radiant, breakthrough performance that will put her on the map.‐ NYC Movie Guru
Read More | Posted Dec 18, 2017
10/10 92% The Shape of Water (2017) Enchanting, intelligent, tender, and profoundly human with a perfect balance of Truth and Spectacle. One of the best films of the year!‐ NYC Movie Guru
Read More | Posted Dec 14, 2017
5/10 91% Star Wars: The Last Jedi (2017) Sporadically thrilling, but overlong, exhausting, tonally uneven, and often dull.‐ NYC Movie Guru
Read More | Posted Dec 14, 2017
7.25/10 No Score Yet Al Di Qua (2016) Sobering, heartbreaking and visually stylish, but limited in scope. ‐ NYC Movie Guru
Read More | Posted Nov 30, 2017
9.1/10 97% Coco (2017) An exhilarating and enchanting adventure with just the right blend of humor and heart. A perfect holiday treat for the entire family!‐ NYC Movie Guru
Read More | Posted Nov 20, 2017
8.95/10 44% The Star (2017) An enormously entertaining film filled with plenty of delightful thrills, humor, wit, and pathos. Kids will love it. It's among the best animated films of 2017.‐ NYC Movie Guru
Read More | Posted Nov 16, 2017
7/10 50% Porto (2017) Slightly underwhelming and lacking profundity, but Anton Yelchin's tender, nuanced, and moving performance along with the visually poetic cinematography compensate for the lack of substance.‐ NYC Movie Guru
Read More | Posted Nov 16, 2017
5/10 No Score Yet The Tag-Along 2 (Hong yi xiao nu hai 2) (2017) It has plenty of atmosphere, but not nearly enough scares or imagination.‐ NYC Movie Guru
Read More | Posted Nov 8, 2017
9.76 94% 1945 (2017) Mesmerizing, quietly moving, and enthralling. It's one of the best films of the year.‐ NYC Movie Guru
Read More | Posted Oct 31, 2017
8.881/10 92% Thor: Ragnarok (2017) Enormously entertaining. Witty, funny, delightfully campy, and irreverent. A great time at the movies.‐ NYC Movie Guru
Read More | Posted Oct 31, 2017
9/10 87% Novitiate (2017) A provocative, emotionally resonant, and powerful drama. Melissa Leo gives a commanding, tour de force performance. Margaret Qualley is radiant.‐ NYC Movie Guru
Read More | Posted Oct 29, 2017
7.2/10 82% The Square (2017) Bold, bizarre, and outrageously funny, but repetitive and occasionally drags. ‐ NYC Movie Guru
Read More | Posted Oct 28, 2017
9.5/10 100% Aida's Secrets (2017) Profoundly moving, warm, and captivating. A truly remarkable and unforgettable documentary.‐ NYC Movie Guru
Read More | Posted Oct 19, 2017
9.75/10 79% The Killing of a Sacred Deer (2017) Chilling, provocative, and mesmerizing. It's one of the best films of the year. ‐ NYC Movie Guru
Read More | Posted Oct 19, 2017
6.88 100% The Outlaws (2017) A mildly engaging, action-packed crime thriller.‐ NYC Movie Guru
Read More | Posted Oct 17, 2017
2/10 78% Thy Father's Chair (2017) Without style or substance, it's one of the most boring docs of the year. ‐ NYC Movie Guru
Read More | Posted Oct 17, 2017
8.7/10 93% Human Flow (2017) Moving, captivating, and beautifully-shot.‐ NYC Movie Guru
Read More | Posted Oct 17, 2017
9.2/10 No Score Yet American Satan (2017) A smart, wickedly funny, and biting satire that deserves to become a cult classic. ‐ NYC Movie Guru
Read More | Posted Oct 14, 2017
8/10 100% Faces Places (Visages, villages) (2017) Breezy, charming, and delightfully amusing albeit repetitive. ‐ NYC Movie Guru
Read More | Posted Oct 7, 2017
5.91/10 70% Paradise (Ray) (2017) Stylishly shot in black-and-white, well-acted, and unflinchingly grim, but it's exhausting, overlong, and ultimately underwhelming. ‐ NYC Movie Guru
Read More | Posted Oct 7, 2017
6/10 100% I Am Another You (2017) Heartbreaking and gripping, but repetitive and not broad enough in scope. ‐ NYC Movie Guru
Read More | Posted Oct 2, 2017
9.3/10 No Score Yet Axis (2017) Captivating, witty and unforgettable. A powerful, moving and haunting character study. One of the best satires of Hollywood since The Player and What Just Happened. Emmett Hughes gives a breakthrough performance.‐ NYC Movie Guru
Read More | Posted Oct 1, 2017
6.75 No Score Yet The Sinking City: Capsule Odyssey (2017) Outrageous and unpredictable albeit silly and lowbrow. ‐ NYC Movie Guru
Read More | Posted Sep 26, 2017
9/10 No Score Yet Memoir of a Murderer (2017) Taut, intriguing, and engrossing. A cross between Seven, Memento, Heat and Insomnia.‐ NYC Movie Guru
Read More | Posted Sep 26, 2017
7.1/10 84% The King's Choice (2017) Jesper Christensen gives an effectively commanding that rises above the dry, pedestrian screenplay. ‐ NYC Movie Guru
Read More | Posted Sep 25, 2017
.75/10 69% mother! (2017) It's like a bad student film made by someone who's trying to emulate the great directors of classic mindf*cks without understanding what made those classics so great to begin with. A sure-fire awards contender----at the Razzies!‐ NYC Movie Guru
Read More | Posted Sep 17, 2017
5.78/10 29% The Queen of Spain (La reina de España) (2017) A well-acted, but overlong, clunky, and underwhelming satire. ‐ NYC Movie Guru
Read More | Posted Sep 16, 2017
9/10 70% Dayveon (2017) A slow-burning, atmospheric drama. One of the most mesmerizing and haunting American films since Beasts of the Southern Wild.‐ NYC Movie Guru
Read More | Posted Sep 16, 2017
8.85/10 56% Red Trees (2017) A mesmerizing, heartfelt and fascinating film that would make a compelling Hollywood biopic. ‐ NYC Movie Guru
Read More | Posted Sep 14, 2017
9.95/10 100% Twenty Two (2017) Emotionally powerful and mesmerizing. As profoundly moving, haunting and spellbinding as Shoah. One of the best documentaries of the year. ‐ NYC Movie Guru
Read More | Posted Sep 8, 2017
9/10 98% Trophy (2017) A captivating, provocative, and refreshingly well-balanced documentary that's equally heartbreaking, disturbing, and enraging.‐ NYC Movie Guru
Read More | Posted Sep 7, 2017
5.75/10 93% Clash (Eshtebak) (2017) Intense, but tedious and ultimately fails to get inside the head of any of its characters.‐ NYC Movie Guru
Read More | Posted Sep 3, 2017
9/10 No Score Yet Midnight Runners (Cheong-nyeon-gyeong-chal) (2017) An exhilarating, funny, and thrilling ride. It's one of the best action comedies since Lethal Weapon and Rush Hour.‐ NYC Movie Guru
Read More | Posted Aug 31, 2017
8.21/10 63% Shot Caller (2017) Captivating and emotionally gritty with a raw, commanding performance by Nikolaj Coster-Waldau.‐ NYC Movie Guru
Read More | Posted Aug 20, 2017
7.78/10 92% Machines (2016) A heartbreaking, enraging and eye-opening experience, but limited in scope.‐ NYC Movie Guru
Read More | Posted Aug 15, 2017
5/10 83% The Wound (Inxeba) (2017) An underwhelming and lethargic drama that can't be saved by its strong performances.‐ NYC Movie Guru
Read More | Posted Aug 14, 2017
8.88/10 89% After Love (L'économie du couple) (2017) A moving, unflinching drama with raw performances by Bérénice Bejo and Cédric Kahn.‐ NYC Movie Guru
Read More | Posted Aug 10, 2017
4/10 0% The Pulitzer at 100 (2017) Underwhelming, unfocused, and lacking insight. ‐ NYC Movie Guru
Read More | Posted Aug 8, 2017
8.89/10 82% I Dream in Another Language (Sueño en otro idioma) (2017) Haunting, engrossing, and poetic with mesmerizing, beautifully-shot scenery reminiscent of the films of Carlos Reygadas. ‐ NYC Movie Guru
Read More | Posted Aug 6, 2017
9/10 98% Columbus (2017) Quietly moving, provocative, and refreshingly understated. It's the most wise and visually striking film since La Sapienza.‐ NYC Movie Guru
Read More | Posted Aug 5, 2017
7.25/10 88% 4 Days in France (Jours de France) (2017) Quietly moving albeit slightly meandering with rich, complex characters, and exquisite cinematography. It does demand a lot of your patience, but patience, after all, can be rewarding. ‐ NYC Movie Guru
Read More | Posted Aug 3, 2017