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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
7.2234238/10 No Score Yet Distorted (2018) A slick and gripping psychological thriller that fizzles out by the end. Christina Ricci's raw, convincingly moving performance is one of the best of her career which somewhat compensates for the screenplay's lack of emotional depth.‐ NYC Movie Guru
Read More | Posted Jun 21, 2018
8.474858 No Score Yet Affairs of State (2018) A gripping, provocative and refreshingly unpredictable political thriller.‐ NYC Movie Guru
Read More | Posted Jun 14, 2018
7.1/10 75% The Year of Spectacular Men (2018) A wise, tender and breezy romantic dramedy that's occasionally cheesy and contrived. ‐ NYC Movie Guru
Read More | Posted Jun 14, 2018
9.552/10 94% Incredibles 2 (2018) A suspenseful and thrilling adventure with plenty of laughs, wit and heart. Adults and children will be equally entertained. Don't be surprised if it gets nominated for Best Animated Feature later this year. ‐ NYC Movie Guru
Read More | Posted Jun 13, 2018
4.00484/10 73% The Workers Cup (2018) It doesn't cut deep enough emotionally nor does it make you enraged or captivated like it should have given the subject matter.‐ NYC Movie Guru
Read More | Posted Jun 13, 2018
5.3434382 69% The Quest of Alain Ducasse (La QuĂȘte d'Alain Ducasse) (2018) Stylishly edited, but it leaves audiences feeling cold. Food porn is not enough to elevate this doc beyond mediocrity.‐ NYC Movie Guru
Read More | Posted Jun 13, 2018
5/10 78% Five Seasons: The Gardens Of Piet Oudolf (2018) Beautiful images, but increasingly tedious and lethargic. It ultimately fails to find the right balance between entertaining the audience and provoking them emotionally as well as intellectually,‐ NYC Movie Guru
Read More | Posted Jun 12, 2018
8.899327/10 90% Hereditary (2018) A taut, heartfelt and intelligent psychological horror film with superb performances, exquisite production design, and just enough room for interpretation. The less you know about the plot before watching it, the better.‐ NYC Movie Guru
Read More | Posted May 31, 2018
7.892/10 70% Adrift (2018) A thrilling, exhilarating and genuinely heartfelt experience that's occasionally sappy. The non-linear plot, breathtaking cinematography, and moving performances by Shailene Woodley and Sam Claflin help to elevate the film. ‐ NYC Movie Guru
Read More | Posted May 31, 2018
4/10 89% Itzhak (2018) Poorly-edited, unfocused and meandering. Itzhak Perlman is a compelling, charismatic subject who's worthy of a much more insightful and better edited documentary.‐ NYC Movie Guru
Read More | Posted May 30, 2018
6/10 No Score Yet The Doctor from India (2018) A decent introduction to Dr. Vasant Lad, but it's not balanced nor profound enough to rise above mediocrity. ‐ NYC Movie Guru
Read More | Posted May 30, 2018
9.8/10 93% Who We Are Now (2018) Warm, wise and thoroughly engrossing. Julianne Nicholson gives a mesmerizing, powerful performance. If there were any justice, she would be nominated for Best Actress this awards season. ‐ NYC Movie Guru
Read More | Posted May 30, 2018
9.25/10 54% A Kid Like Jake (2018) Captivating, wise and emotionally engrossing with just the right balance of Truth and Spectacle. Claire Danes gives one of the best performances of her career.‐ NYC Movie Guru
Read More | Posted May 28, 2018
7/10 74% Breath (2018) A mildly engaging coming-of-age drama with moving performances, but takes too long to get to its most interesting, meaty and complex parts. ‐ NYC Movie Guru
Read More | Posted May 27, 2018
3.0782/10 71% Solo: A Star Wars Story (2018) A tedious, overlong and insipid bore with no emotional core nor any palpable thrills.‐ NYC Movie Guru
Read More | Posted May 24, 2018
8.7/10 53% Book Club (2018) A feel-great romantic comedy that will warm your heart. It's the rare funny, charming and delightful Hollywood film that baby boomers can just sit back, relax and enjoy with a group of friends and some chardonnay.‐ NYC Movie Guru
Read More | Posted May 18, 2018
8/10 95% Filmworker (2018) A fascinating and illuminating doc. You'll never look at Kubrick film again without thinking about Leon Vitali. Hopefully, Vitali will receive the recognition that he rightfully deserves.‐ NYC Movie Guru
Read More | Posted May 11, 2018
8.46/10 45% Measure of a Man (2018) A tender, heartfelt and endearing drama with a breakthrough performance by Blake Cooper. ‐ NYC Movie Guru
Read More | Posted May 11, 2018
4/10 56% Always at the Carlyle (2018) Shallow and forgettable with too many trivial anecdotes and not enough meat on its bones. ‐ NYC Movie Guru
Read More | Posted May 11, 2018
9/10 100% One October (2018) Warm, lively and provocative. A must-see for New Yorkers, young and old. ‐ NYC Movie Guru
Read More | Posted May 11, 2018
8.53899/10 52% Bad Samaritan (2018) A wildly entertaining guilty pleasure. As long as you don't mind checking your brain at the door, Bad Samaritan is a gripping, exhilarating and shocking crime thriller.‐ NYC Movie Guru
Read More | Posted May 5, 2018
7.9/10 No Score Yet Dude's Manual (2018) A breezy, clever and funny romantic comedy, and far better than most modern American romantic comedies. ‐ NYC Movie Guru
Read More | Posted May 3, 2018
9/10 100% Lives Well Lived (2018) A warm, uplifting and enlightening feast for the heart, mind and soul.‐ NYC Movie Guru
Read More | Posted May 1, 2018
2.20282652/10 83% Avengers: Infinity War (2018) The equivalent of a bad one-night stand with a very weak climax that you wish would've ended much, much sooner.‐ NYC Movie Guru
Read More | Posted Apr 26, 2018
.7765823/10 73% Ready Player One (2018) A boring, vapid and tedious video game that lacks a heart, mind, soul, personality or anything else that's part of the spectrum of humanism. It's yet another addition to Hollywood's "bread and circuses." ‐ NYC Movie Guru
Read More | Posted Apr 1, 2018
8.222 No Score Yet Fourplay (2018) A well-acted slice-of-life that's increasingly compelling, dark and complex.‐ NYC Movie Guru
Read More | Posted Mar 30, 2018
9/10 71% Beauty and the Dogs (Aala Kaf Ifrit) (2018) A taut, engrossing and captivating psychological thriller ‐ NYC Movie Guru
Read More | Posted Mar 23, 2018
4.8/10 No Score Yet Agent Mr. Chan (2018) An underwhelming spoof low on wit and laughs. ‐ NYC Movie Guru
Read More | Posted Mar 22, 2018
8.45/10 92% Love, Simon (2018) Witty, warm and wise in spite of its contrivances and schmaltz. It's one of the best romantic teen comedies in recent memory. It deserves to become a sleeper hit and a cult classic. ‐ NYC Movie Guru
Read More | Posted Mar 15, 2018
9.19/10 25% 7 Days in Entebbe (2018) Spellbinding! A rousing, intelligent and engrossing thriller! It's this year's Argo!‐ NYC Movie Guru
Read More | Posted Mar 15, 2018
5.8/10 40% A Wrinkle in Time (2018) Big-hearted with awe-inspiring CGI, but suffers from a corny, preachy, dull, and clunky screenplay with overbearing music that doesn't trust the audience's emotions enough. ‐ NYC Movie Guru
Read More | Posted Mar 8, 2018
10/10 89% Hannah (2018) Mesmerizing, gripping, and profoundly moving. Charlotte Rampling gives a heartfelt, nuanced performance reminiscent of Delphine Serig's understated performance in JEANNE DIELMAN. It's one of the best films of the year thus far.‐ NYC Movie Guru
Read More | Posted Mar 7, 2018
5.9/10 80% Goldstone (2018) Mildly engaging with great cinematography, but overstuffed, undercooked, contrived, shallow, and somewhat lethargic. ‐ NYC Movie Guru
Read More | Posted Mar 3, 2018
8.425/10 47% 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 13% 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 41% 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 32% 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 45% 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 52% 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